Here is your horoscope for the day: January 10, 2015

first_imgARIESGift yourself the knack of responding totally to whatever comes, as it comes in life! Avoid cruel people, as they tend to take up cudgels with you on non-issues. Loved ones are supportive. Your personal affairs may take time to resolve, be persistent. Lucky number 5. Colour yellow.TAURUS Friends, family and children gather around you to share some memorable moments today. Specialization in your field of activity adds to you professional expertise and gain. You can easily trust your feelings and intuition about people and situations. Lucky number 3. Colour cherry red. GEMINIThere is increase of wealth and income, which allows you to make gainful investments. Beware of theft or deception at work as an unknown person may invade your space. Be expansive and share your richness, wisdom, experience, feelings and expertise with others. Lucky number 9. Colour pink. CANCERYou may rebel against domination at work by people in power. You impress people with your talent and charisma. Relationships are sensitive and difficult for a time as both partners seek independence, space and appreciation. You are bold, courageous and frank. Lucky number 2. Colour red. LEOYour instinct and intuition lead you in a positive direction in personal and professional matters today. You are quiet, hardworking and practical when you need to deal with earthy details. Do not allow work to become a drudgery, but keep your enthusiasm alive. Lucky number 7. Colour green. VIRGODelay at work should be taken in your stride today. The temporary absence of a loved one could cause some anxiety. Expect your partner and family to be supportive during a trying time. Transactions are conducted honestly. A positive attitude brings fulfillment. Lucky number 3. Colour blue. advertisementLIBRA You combine well with your partner and realize an ambitious goal. Your actions are based on accurate calculation and good planning. Goodwill and friendship enhance your social standing. You participate in and enjoy sport, theater and the Arts today. Lucky number 14. Colour soft pink. SCORPIO Sorting out the important from the trivial adds to good management of professional and personal matters today. There is clarity about goals and participation of key people. You go beyond illusions and find your truths within. Don’t entertain gossip. Lucky number 20. Colour royal blue. SAGITTARIUS ‘The Moon’ brings Karmic situations and patterns to the fore today. Crazy people can create scenes to upset you, remain a witness rather than become a participator. Listen to your intuition. Guard against over indulgence in food, drink or work. Lucky number 18. Colour sea blue. CAPRICORN ‘The Universe’ opens another horizon with new opportunities today. Despite multifarious activity in varied aspects your security structure remains intact. You assess relationships and realize who and what is important in your life. Health needs attention. Lucky number 21. Colour blue. AQUARIUS Things are changing as you step into new opportunities and dimensions. You play the role of consultant, sharing your knowledge and experience with others. You are caring in established personal relationships and can expect loyalty and support therein. Lucky number 4. Colour purple.PISCES Forces and people at work who are powerful, selfish and destructive may surround you today. Side step them and avoid confrontations or you can be manipulated. Ignore and avoid cruel gossip or you may be involved in controversies. Celebrate with friends. Lucky number 10. Colour red.last_img read more

Images are great – unless you’re making one of these 3 mistakes

first_imgAs you know, I’m a fan of images. Pictures are worth 1,000 words and all that.When people look at a page, they look in this order: first the image, then the headline, then – last – the body copy. You’re probably aware of that, too, and plan accordingly.But here are some things that might surprise you, courtesy of this excellent KISSMetrics post via my colleague Caryn Stein. It draws on David Ogilvy’s work.1. Don’t have an image without a caption. Captions matter! Images seize your attention so strongly that they can draw you away from copy. So add a caption that helps pull people back into the ideas in the text. Did you know captions are read three to four times more than copy?2. Images that force copy to the right can be problematic. To make things easy to read, says KISSmetrics, you want to always anchor the eye on the left. Start each line on the left from the same spot. If you embed a photo in your text to the left and that forces some text to the right, you may lose that anchor of the left margin.3. Irrelevant images distract. Make sure your image enhances, not confuses your story – or tells your story completely. Avoid stock photography, which alienates most people. Crowd shots aren’t as compelling as individual faces. People always perform better than buildings, illustrations or just about anything else. If you have a person, know that the image will be most compelling if they are looking at you – or toward wherever you want to direct the viewer’s eye.Here’s an example of an image that tells a story – and features one person – from KISSmetrics.Are you reading this caption? Yes? See, captions work!These are guidelines, and there are exceptions. For best results, test for yourself. And stay tuned for my carnival at the end of the month on nonprofit images!last_img read more

Silvia Grecco, who was seen narrating game to her blind son, named FIFA’s Best Fan

first_img Next Reuters MilanSeptember 24, 2019UPDATED: September 24, 2019 08:58 IST Silvia Grecco and her son have been featured on various Brazilian TV programmes, and even visited a Palmeiras training session (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBrazilian Silvia Grecco and her son Nikollas won the Best Fan Award with 58.36% of the votesLast year, Silvia Grecco was spotted narrating a game to her blind son NickollasNikollas, who was born five months premature and was adopted by Grecco, is a fanatical Palmeiras fanIt was the sharp eye of a Brazilian TV reporter that led to Silvia Grecco being awarded FIFA’s Best Fan award in Milan on Monday.The reporter noticed the Palmeiras fan talking to her blind son Nickollas during a derby match against Corinthians and asked a camera operator to film the scene in the stands.By the time Grecco and the then 11-year old Nikollas had left the stadium, the footage had been shown all over Brazil.”He told the people who were broadcasting the game that there was this mother commentating this beautiful scene for her son and it went viral,” Grecco told CBN radio in Sao Paulo.”I didn’t even know we were being filmed. When I left the stadium I realised so many people were talking about it.”It’s not new, we’ve been doing it for years, at least once a month unseen in the middle of the crowd.”Nikollas, who was born four months premature and was adopted by Grecco, is a fanatical Palmeiras fan.His mother stressed she does more than relay the action to her mildly autistic son.She sings along with the rest of the crowd and shouts to players, encouraging them to shoot, pass and change position.”I am not an official narrator mum,” she said. “I describe the details of the atmosphere as well, the characteristics of each player, whether they have dyed hair, or long sleeves, or what colour of boots they are wearing.””Narrating the goal is the most exciting part, I have no doubt about that.”advertisementGrecco won the Best Fan Award with 58.36% of the votes.Also Read | Lionel Messi wins best FIFA player of the year award for record 6th timeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Silvia GreccoFollow FIFA Best FanFollow Nikollas Silvia Grecco, who was seen narrating game to her blind son, named FIFA’s Best FanSilvia Grecco and her son Nickollas, 12, became minor celebrities for the Sao Paulo team Palmeiras after the mother was spotted on TV last year narrating one of their matches from the stands.advertisementlast_img read more

270000 cbm LNG Carrier in the Making

first_imgNew LNG Carrier to Edge Out Current Record Holders At 270,000 cbm, the new carrier would trump the Samsung Heavy Industries-built Q-Max LNG carriers, which have a stated capacity of 266,000 cbm.The People’s Republic of China is on track to become the world’s largest gas-importing country, and the nation’s recent surge in demand for gas has been central to transforming LNG markets globally, DNV GL said in its 2019 outlook for the LNG market.According to DNV GL’s data, the country imported 37.8 million tons of LNG in 2017 and this has climbed to more than 54 million tons in 2018, an increase of 42 percent. In light of the country’s “protecting blue sky” campaign, it is forecasted that the demand for LNG in China will continue to grow at a high level, and it is expected to exceed 100 million tons by 2030.Shanghai alone imported a record 600 million cbm of LNG in January 2019, requiring six 170k vessels. This is why Hudong-Zhonghua and DNV GL are starting the project to develop an ultra large LNG carrier capable of transporting enough LNG to provide gas for 4.7 million Shanghai homes for a month. This could be done 25-30% more efficiently than with a 170,000 cbm vessel, according to DNV GL. In addition, a single 250k vessel would increase terminal capacity by 50% without expanding the size of the terminal. zoomImage Courtesy: DNV GL Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, the sole builder of China’s large LNG carriers, has teamed up with Norwegian classification society DNV GL for development of what the company said would be the world’s largest LNG carrier.The state-run shipbuilder said on April 2 that it started a joint development project with DNV GL for a 270,000 cbm LNG carrier.The two sides have also entered into an agreement to class a 15,000 TEU boxship that would be converted to LNG propulsion.While the shipbuilder did not specify, the boxship in question could be the Hapag-Lloyd-operated Sajir. The two sides signed an agreement for the LNG retrofit in late January 2019.Both agreements were signed during the LNG2019 exhibition in Shanghai.last_img read more

Headstone to honour family killed in disastrous shipwreck 100 years ago

first_imgVANCOUVER – A family of seven who died in one of the worst nautical disasters in the history of the West Coast will have its final resting place marked in Vancouver, 100 years later.The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is installing a headstone for the O’Brien family members, who were among more than 350 people killed in the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia, at Mountain View Cemetery today.The passengers and crew were stranded aboard the steamship for two full days after it struck the Vanderbilt reef, 50 kilometres northwest of Juneau, Alaska, on Oct. 23, 1918.Nearby rescue crews were unable to reach the vessel and when high tides and strong winds dislodged it from its perch, the ship sank, killing all those aboard.The museum’s executive director David Leverton says that despite its high death toll, news of the shipwreck was overshadowed by the First World War armistice on Nov. 11, the same day a ship carrying the bodies of the victims arrived in the Port of Vancouver.last_img read more

TIFF 2018 We Went to The Death and Life of John F

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter What brands were present as partners?Grey Goose and Soho House.Which celebrities were supposed to be in attendance?Xavier Dolan, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, Thandie Newton, Sarah Gadon, Emily Hampshire and Jared Keeso.Which celebs did you actually spot?Xavier Dolan, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, Thandie Newton, Emily Hampshire, Dan Levy, Jeffery Wright and Laz Alonso. Paris Hilton was also in attendance, supporting her fiancé, Chris Zylka, who’s in the film.HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM INSIDE THE PARTYAll photos by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Grey Goose Thandie Newton Susan Sarandon Scott Stuber Sasheer Zamata, DeWanda Wise and Y’lan Noel Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka Laz Alonso Kit Harrington Emily Hampshire Emily Hampshire, Thandie Newton and Susan Sarandon Daniel Levy Alexander Skarsgard And here’s a list of people I thought were at the party, but weren’t: Zachary Quinto, Andy Cohen and Orlando Bloom. At TIFF, I start to think everyone in the room is famous. (For example: despite sitting two feet from and speaking with Dolan earlier in the day, I confused another party attendee for him at the event.)Which is why, when I was ordering a drink at the bar next to a guy who looked like Alexander Skarsgård, I opted to just ask him: “Are you Alexander Skarsgård.” He was.Having seen said celebrities, what did you learn about them? How did they seem? How are they doing, you know?Kit Harington arrived at the party punctually at 9pm, and was still there at 12am when I left. I can confirm that the rumour is true: this guy likes to party.Describe the general vibe.There are always a lot of cool, attractive young people at TIFF parties. This one seemed to have more.Please repeat one conversation you overheard.“A source has confirmed that Paris Hilton still says ‘that’s hot.’”If you had to title the party as if it were a film, what would it be called?That’s HotBy Meghan McKenna So I attended a TIFF Party! To help those who couldn’t make it feel like they were there, I completed this comprehensive post-party questionnaire.What was the party for?The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, the first English-language film from Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan. The movie stars Game of Thrones heartthrob Kit Harington as a TV actor who becomes pen pals with a young fan, played by Jacob Tremblay.center_img Emily Hampshire, Thandie Newton and Susan Sarandon LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Oilsands technology alliance aims for cuts in industrys need for steam

first_imgCALGARY – An oilsands research alliance says it is entering its sixth year focused on finding new ways to reduce the sector’s need for steam, the generation of which leads to almost 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions.Dan Wicklum, CEO of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance or COSIA, says generating steam to separate heavy sticky bitumen from the northern Alberta sands in which it’s trapped is responsible for about 56 million tonnes per year of the total of 71 million tonnes of GHGs emitted from the oilsands.Wicklum says COSIA members hope to cut GHG intensity by 10 to 30 per cent over the next five years, while also sharing technologies to lessen the industry’s impacts on land and water and deal with tailings ponds.Canada generates about 1.8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and the oilsands contribute about 9.3 per cent of that total — the Alberta government has set a hard cap of 100 million tonnes per year, which could limit growth in the oilsands unless GHG emissions can be reduced.Stephen Kaufman, general manager for external innovation and regional development for Suncor Energy Inc., says some “game-changing” innovations like the less-GHG-intensive extraction technology in use at its newly opened Fort Hills oilsands mine are only practical to use in a new project.But the company is actively pursuing new technologies including radiofrequency electromagnetic heating and the use of solvents with steam that offer “incremental” environmental benefits as it pursues a goal of reducing GHG emissions per barrel by 30 per cent by 2030.“Steam for us is a huge operating cost,” he said. “It’s often said that an in situ (oilsands) project is really a water treatment and steam generation plant more than an oil-producing plant, in terms of the size of the kit that you need and the ongoing cost to buy natural gas.”last_img read more

EC halts campaigning in Bengal after 10 pm Thursday

first_imgNew Delhi: In an unprecedented decision, the Election Commission on Wednesday ordered that campaigning for the final round of the Lok Sabha polls on Sunday will halt in West Bengal at 10 p.m. on Thursday. The campaigning would have originally ended at 5 p.m. on Friday — as it would do in the rest of the country which will see voting on Sunday. The announcement follows violence in Kolkata during BJP President Amit Shah’s roadshow on Tuesday.last_img

Three men wanted in armed robbery of vehicle in Regina

Regina police are searching for three suspects involved in using guns to steal a vehicle.Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Mackay Street for the report of a robbery with a firearm at about 12:25 a.m. Wednesday.According to a police new release issued Wednesday, a man was in a vehicle stopped in the area of Scarth Street and 2nd Avenue North when he was approached by three people on foot.The suspects had guns and demanded personal property and the victim’s vehicle. After complying, the victim was taken in the vehicle to the 800 block of Mackay Street where he then exited.The victim was not injured as a result of the robbery.The first suspect is described as a tall 30-year-old man wearing a baseball hat. The second suspect is described as 30-year-old man with spiked hair and tattoos on his forearms. The third suspect is described as a 20-year-old man with long hair wearing a baseball hat.The victim’s vehicle has been recovered, though police did not specify where it was located. read more

BC premier says First Nations opposition a bump in the road for

B.C. premier says First Nations opposition a bump in the road for LNG by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted May 12, 2015 2:47 pm MDT Last Updated May 12, 2015 at 9:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BURNABY, B.C. – B.C. Premier Christy Clark insists the possible rejection by a First Nation of a liquefied-natural-gas terminal is nothing more than a bump in the road for a multibillion-dollar pipeline project.Clark says she believes reaching a negotiated agreement with the 3,700-member Lax Kw’allams First Nation, on whose territory the terminal would be built, is only a matter a time.Pacific NorthWest LNG wants to transport natural gas from the northeast corner of the province to an export facility on Lelu Island, just south of Prince Rupert.Band members have been asked to vote on a $1.15 billion offer over 40 years in exchange for their consent for the project.“It’s always a bit of a bumpy road to get to a negotiated agreement but I think we’ll get there,” said Clark about the possibility of a No vote. “It’s part of the process.”Lax Kw’allams band member Malcolm Sampson was present for the initial two votes in Port Simpson and Prince Rupert and said both sessions resulted in unanimous rejection from members.The same outcome is expected for the third and final vote in Vancouver on Tuesday, said Sampson.The band’s primary concern relates to the project’s potential impact on Flora Bank, an underwater area immediately adjacent Lelu Island where an abundance of eel grass provides vital habitat to maturing salmon in the Skeena watershed.Pacific NorthWest LNG responded to concerns by proposing to build a 1.7-kilometre suspension bridge that would bypass the sensitive underwater ecosystem. The span would be anchored by a pair of support towers, one planted on the edge of Lelu Island and the other just outside Flora Bank.A trestle would then carry the pipeline the remainder of the nearly three kilometres to LNG carriers waiting at a deep-water berth.The company recently submitted additional documents requested by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans related to the updated infrastructure proposal.Observer and energy lawyer David Austin wonders why the band is set on holding a vote without all the information on the table, calling the move premature.“The full impact is still unknown,” said Austin, who is with the firm Clark Wilson.But rejection wouldn’t necessarily scuttle the project.Lelu Island is Crown land managed by the Prince Rupert Port Authority, which means the province technically has the authority to push ahead without support from the Lax Kw’allams.Even if the First Nation band proves it has aboriginal title — which would require proving it has had exclusive occupancy of the territory — Supreme Court precedent gives the province the right to override that claim.“From a legal perspective it would be very complicated to proceed with the LNG terminal without (First Nation) support,” said Austin. “But if the circumstances were right not impossible.”The length of time required to sort out the legal uncertainty resulting from a lack of First Nations support might encourage LNG developers to go elsewhere with their investments, he added.The B.C. government said it has reached 54 pipeline-benefits agreements with 28 First Nations across the province. Of the 59 First Nations along the natural-gas pipeline ending at Lelu Island only five have publicly announced signing agreements with the government.— Follow @gwomand on Twitter read more

Nursing bad back Pospisil remains confident he can get back to previous

TORONTO — Vasek Pospisil has had a taste of championship-level tennis over his decade-long run on the ATP World Tour. He’s ready to make a push to return to that form for what should be his prime years on the court.Now he just needs his wonky back to co-operate.Pospisil was first hampered with a back injury in 2014 and the issue returned at the end of this past season. He plans to start training again sometime next month in preparation for the 2019 campaign. “I had a good end of the season, I didn’t really have any huge results at big events but I had really good wins,” Pospisil said. “I was feeling like I was playing some good tennis.”From 2013-16, Pospisil flashed some of his potential on the singles and doubles court. He reached the Rogers Cup semifinal in 2013 and hit a career-high No. 25 in the world singles rankings early in 2014.A Wimbledon doubles title followed that summer and Pospisil made his first career Tour singles final at Washington. The six-foot-four right-hander hit the No. 4 spot in the doubles rankings in 2015 and appeared to be well on his way.However, a couple of down years followed and Pospisil was forced to primarily settle for appearances in lower-level Challenger events or qualifying draws on the ATP Tour.There were signs of optimism late this season though. Arguably his most impressive win of the year came last month when he topped fellow Canadian Milos Raonic in the round of 16 at Antwerp.The victory provided a confidence boost for Pospisil, who has endured so-so results since his three-year run of solid play faded in mid-2016.“I feel like I’m playing better tennis now, believe it or not, than I was then,” he said in a recent interview. “I just haven’t been able to stabilize everything. My situation — be it the fitness side of things, injuries or coaching — it was always something that was not going in the same direction. It’s very tough to get confidence or even momentum. You need a bit of luck and you need to also make sure everything is organized.“I feel like I’ve lacked that a little bit the last few years. I feel like it’s more that than necessarily my game. Obviously my work ethic remains and I feel like I’m motivated as ever. That’s not the issue. I think that’s why I’m relatively confident that I can get back there, hopefully sooner (rather) than later.”The back has been a problem at times in recent seasons and it recently flared up in the same area as the 2014 injury. Pospisil was forced to retire from his second-round qualifier against Benoit Paire last month at the Paris Masters.“The disc has bulged a little bit,” Pospisil said. “I also have a minor crack and pretty bad inflammation of the nerve. So I’m just getting referred pain down the leg and the glute.”Pospisil, from Vancouver, hasn’t pinpointed an exact date to resume training but will likely take at least another week off. The upcoming season is also a big one on the Davis Cup front as Canada boasts its deepest team in recent memory. “I would love to get back to the level that I was at for those three years when I was ranked 25th to 50th, fluctuating around there,” Pospisil said. “My best years technically should still be ahead of me. I’m reaching the prime of my career.“I just feel that there’s no reason for me not to get back there and hopefully get even higher. It’s just a matter of stabilizing everything.”Pospisil, who won four of his six career doubles titles with American Jack Sock, has put the four-man game on the back burner while he focuses on singles. He’ll likely pick his spots next season and would likely get the nod — if healthy — for doubles play in Canada’s Davis Cup qualifier in early February at Slovakia.“He’s really aggressive, he’s not scared to go for it,” said Canadian teammate Denis Shapovalov. “That’s a huge asset that not everybody has. He comes to the net, he likes to finish the points. If he’s having an on-day, it’s super-tough to play against him. I feel like that’s why he’s so good at doubles.“He’s got unbelievable hands, a big serve, his returns are really good. He can be a really dangerous opponent in my opinion.”Currently ranked 70th in the world, Pospisil earned US$512,000 this season to boost his career total to $5.29 million.“I feel like this last year was good, it was stable,” he said. “Just a few things to learn from to make that next step to get back to where I was and then from there, it’s just details at that point. Everyone plays at a high level once you’re at that ranking and in that range. I’m optimistic.”———Follow @GregoryStrongCP on Twitter.Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press read more

Humble Bundle introduces single game Humble Weekly Sale

first_imgThe Humble Bundle has made a name for itself by collecting together several indie games, letting you pay what you want for them, and giving a huge chunk of money to charity. In more recent bundles we’ve also seen Linux and Android embraced. But now the Humble team are trying something new, and calling it the Humble Weekly Sale.The Weekly Sale differs from the bundles by focusing on a single game and offering different content tiers dependent on what you are willing to pay. Cough up at least a dollar and you get the game. Beat the average price everyone is paying and you’ll get a bunch of digital assets linked to the game. Pay over $25 and you’ll unlock some physical merchandise that ships worldwide for free.It’s an interesting experiment, and one that’s sure to prove popular simply because it’s being done using the well-known Humble name and continues to give money to charity.This first Humble Weekly Sale is for the excellent Supergiant Games title Bastion (which has previously featured in a Humble Bundle). The average price currently sits at $2.56 and nets you the digital soundtrack, digital art pack, sheet music, and iPhone/Android ring tones. Things start getting interesting in the merchandise tier, though. It’s $25, which is pretty steep, but in return you get the following: Bastion BandanaBastion Original Soundtrack CDBastion PostcardSupergiant’s next game called Transistor Postcard Is that worth $25? I guess it depends on how much of a Bastion and Supergiant fan you are, but I am guessing most gamers will select the Beat the average tier and walk away with the digital freebies.If you’re wondering what Transistor Postcard is all about, check out the teaser trailer below:Now read:last_img read more

The brain rewards foods high in fats and carbohydrates

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Duckhorn http://jrnl.ie/4064776 The brain ‘rewards’ foods high in fats and carbohydrates This combination of food lights up neural circuits in the reward centre of the brain. Jun 17th 2018, 8:31 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14 Comments Short URL THE BRAIN’S REWARD centre values foods high in both fat and carbohydrates, such as processed foods, more than foods containing only fat or only carbs, research has shown.The results of a new US study of 206 adults support the idea that these types of foods hijack our body’s inborn signals governing food consumption.“The biological process that regulates the association of foods with their nutritional value evolved to carefully define the value of a food so that organisms can make adaptive decisions,” senior author Dana Small, director of Yale University’s Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center, said.“For example, a mouse should not risk running into the open and exposing itself to a predator if a food provides little energy.“Surprisingly, foods containing fats and carbohydrates appear to signal their potential caloric loads to the brain via distinct mechanisms.”Small said participants in the survey were “very accurate at estimating calories from fat and very poor at estimating calories from carbohydrate”, adding that the study “shows that when both nutrients are combined, the brain seems to overestimate the energetic value of the food”.Predisposition for obesityIn work that could help explain brain-body mechanisms underlying the genetic predisposition for obesity, eating in the absence of hunger and difficulty losing or keeping off excess weight, Small and colleagues in Germany, Switzerland, and Canada looked at the neural response to food cues.Test subjects underwent brain scans while being shown photographs of familiar snacks containing mostly fat, mostly sugar, and a combination of fat and carbs.Allocated a limited amount of money to bid on their first-choice foods, participants were willing to pay more for foods that combined fat and carbohydrates.Researchers found that the fat-carb combo lit up neural circuits in the reward centre of the brain more than a person’s favourite food, a potentially sweeter or more energy-dense food or a larger portion size.Our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate mostly woody plants and animal meat, however many modern foods are high in fat and carbohydrates, the paper notes.“In nature, foods high in fat and carbohydrate are very rare and tend to have fiber, which slows metabolism,” Small said.“By contrast, it is very common for processed foods to have high fat and high carbohydrate loads.”DonutsAfter the domestication of plants and animals and the development of grain and dairy production around 12,000 years ago, opportunities to consume fat and carbohydrates together increased.Researchers noted, however, that processed foods like donuts, which could contain 11 grams of fat and 17 grams of carbohydrate, have only been around for 150 years, not long enough for us to evolve a new brain response to them.Scientists believe our past experience with the nutritive properties of carbohydrates releases dopamine in the brain through an as-yet-unknown metabolic signal. These kinds of signals seem to help regulate what and how much we eat.The study, which was published in journal Cell Metabolism, proposes that the simultaneous activation of fat and carbohydrate-signalling pathways launches an effect that human physiology has not evolved to handle.Consistent with this suggestion, rodents given access to fat alone or carbohydrate alone regulate their total daily caloric intake and body weight. But given unrestricted access to fat and carbohydrates, they quickly gain weight. Image: Shutterstock/Duckhorn Sunday 17 Jun 2018, 8:30 AM Share5 Tweet Email4 By Órla Ryan 16,001 Views last_img read more

Apple supprime des applications qui nintègrent pas son micropaiement

first_imgApple supprime des applications qui n’intègrent pas son micro-paiementLa marque à la pomme a rejeté de son magasin des applications utilisant Flattr, un système de micro-paiement social.Apple ne supporte pas qu’une application présente dans son App Store ne lui rapporte pas ses 30% de commission. Et a donc procédé au rejet de plusieurs d’entre elles, dont Instacast, une appli de l’éditeur Vemedio, explique PC Inpact. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Celle-ci utilisait en effet le système de micro-paiement social Flattr intégré au sein de son système. Une faute qui lui a donc valu le bannissement puisque la règle 21.2 des lignes directrices pour les développeurs indique que “les donations doivent être uniquement collectées via Safari ou par SMS”. L’implémentation interne de Flattr ne correspond donc pas à ce critère et les applications qui y ont recours sont donc rejetées.Néanmoins, Instacast a retrouvé sa place dans l’App Store depuis, mais seulement après avoir désactivé le micro-paiement via Flattr. Des discussions entre Vemedio et Flattr d’un côté et Apple de l’autre ont néanmoins été ouvertes suite à cette affaire, afin de définir ce qu’il est possible ou non de faire au sein d’une application pour iOS afin de conserver le système de micro-paiement. Le 31 mai 2012 à 11:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Malware earns 86000 by infecting Seagate NAS hard drives

first_imgCompact NAS boxes are a great way to store and share files on your home network. They’re also a great way for criminals to extort cash from unsuspecting owners.Once they’re set up and happily hosting files, a lot of people who own a NAS don’t give them a second thought. Those same people might, say, enable a remote access feature so that they can access files and manage their NAS from afar like a vast number of Seagate Central owners did.According to Sophos, that simple act gave malware authors the vector they needed to infect the devices. Their payload has been dubbed Mal/Miner-C, and Sophos researchers note that it wasn’t specifically engineered to target Storage Central units — it just happened that the FTP vector that Mal/Miner-C exploits was left wide open on them.There was a simple way to batten down the hatches. Seagate made it so that public sharing couldn’t be disabled for whatever reason (let’s assume it was “for the convenience of the consumer”), but the password could be changed easily enough. Thousands of Storage Central owners didn’t bother doing that after they flipped the remote switch.That allowed Mal/Miner-C to coerce infected NAS boxes (and other infected machines) to mine for the Bitcoin alternative Monero. The Sophos report states that 2.5% of the all Monero mining activity is coming from Mal/Miner-C infections — and the ledger shows a cool $86,000 paid to its criminal master(s) so far.At the current hash rate, Sophos estimates that they’re capable of bringing in a little under $500 every day the malware keeps running. Another alarming figure: they’ve infected a huge majority of machines that are vulnerable.Out of the 7,263 systems Sophos found that met all the prerequisites for infection, a whopping 5,137 were infected. That’s over 70%. Yikes.last_img read more

Geek Pick JBL Charge 4 Takes the Party Wherever You Go

first_img Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Having an awesome playlist for barbecues and tailgates is essential, but unfortunately, most conventional speakers don’t make the cut. If you’re looking for a portable, powerful, and waterproof speaker that’s Bluetooth-friendly and delivers clear beats, the JBL Charge 4 might take your party to the next level.Our sister site PCMag.com says the JBL Charge 4 offers cool perks for a waterproof speaker, so you don’t have to worry about someone stealing your “DJ” abilities. At $119.95, the JBL Charge 4 is a bit more expensive than your typical speaker, however its small frame, waterproof design, and high-quality bass depth make it an essential item if you want to bring your music on the go. The JBL Charge 4 is available on Amazon.The JBL Charge 4 features a portable, waterproof design and its dimensions are 3.7 inches x 8.6 inches x 3.7 inches. At only 2.1 pounds, the JBL Charge 4 can easily fit in a backpack or purse. The speaker itself has an IPX7 rating, so it’s fully waterproof and has an unspecified level of dust-ingress protection. The JBL Charge 4 can be submerged in up to one meter of water for roughly 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for pool parties or if you’re stuck in an area where it rains a lot.Using the JBL Charge 4 is also easy: Across the top of the speaker, there is a control panel that has Power, Pairing, Volume Up/Down, and Play/Pause buttons. You can press the Play/Pause button twice to skip forward to a track, however, there isn’t a backward track function available. There also isn’t a speakerphone function, so all incoming calls will need to be directed to your smartphone. If you want to turn your space into a dance floor though, you can hook up another JBL wireless speaker to the JBL Connect+ button.In terms of battery life, the JBL Charge 4 will keep your favorite songs going for about 20 hours, but it might vary depending on your volume levels and wireless usage.For more specs on the JBL Charge 4’s sub-bass content and kick drum loop performance, you can read the extensive review on PCMag.com. And, if you need help choosing a portable, waterproof speaker for your future festivities, check out our Waterproof Speaker Showdown: JBL Charge 3 Versus UE Wonderboom article.More on Geek.com:Waterproof Speaker Showdown: JBL Charge 3 Versus UE WonderboomSony’s Beer-Holding Karaoke Speaker Is a Portable PartyGeek Pick: Fossil Sport Is a Stylish Smartwatch for Everyday Use Stay on targetlast_img read more

Male Employee Drops Dead at Sapodilla Restaurant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #mandiesatsapodilla Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 5, 2017 – Nassau – A male employee at the Sapodilla Restaurant in Nassau died suddenly while working his shift on June 3. The man is identified as Dorcinette Georges and his cause of death was heart failure. The staff at Sapodilla issued the following statement:“The Management & Staff of Sapodilla Restaurant extend heartfelt condolences to the family of Dorcinette Georges on his recent passing due to heart failure on Saturday, June 3rd. During the brief time of his employment, his colleagues in the Stewarding Department describe him as “hard working”, punctual and kind. He was well loved and will be missed by all.We ask that all on social media be sensitive and mindful of the family during their time of bereavement.”#magneticmedianews#mandiesatsapodillalast_img read more

Raheem Sterling says Manchester City is motivated

first_imgThe team returned to winning ways after a 3-1 victory over Southampton in the last match of 2018 for the English Premier LeagueAfter two consecutive defeats in the English Premier League, Manchester City is back to winning ways by beating Southampton 3-1.And for footballer Raheem Sterling, this is because the team is motivated.“It’s a massive step and what we needed to do. We had two poor games and we knew we needed to win here today to give ourselves a chance,” said Raheem to the club’s official website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“But we were really motivated to give ourselves a chance and that’s what we did.”“We had to bring that level that we know we can bring – we had a bit of luck but we played some great football and controlled the game which we know we can do,” he added.“Now it’s down to us to keep this focus and go onto the next one.”last_img read more

Teen faces judge after vandalizing Miami school

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – One of five South Florida teens accused of a school break-in appeared before a judge, Tuesday.The young man is facing several charges, including burglary and criminal mischief.According to officials, over winter break, he and four other teens broke into Comstock Elementary School in Miami-Dade, vandalized several rooms and discharged the facility’s fire extinguishers.The judge has placed him on home detention until further proceedings.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img