More than 1K people cheated on job pretext

first_imgNew Delhi: A syndicate, running a call centre to cheat people for getting a job in airports of India through advertisement in newspapers, was busted.Police said that approx 1000 innocent job aspirants cheated to the tune of nearly Rs 2.5 crore. Police identified the accused as Chander Shekhar (49), Jitender Arya (26) (Graduate in commerce from DU), Baldev Raj (55), Beena Rani (28), Rinki (23) (Graduation from DU), Versha Kumari (22) (pursuing graduation from DU) and Bhavna (21). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said on July 14, a complaint filed by one Rajat Verma who alleged that he read an advertisement in a national newspaper stating direct recruitment at all airports without interview and he immediately contacted the given mobile numbers in the advertisement. “On different pretexts accused took money from the complainant on the pretext of a job,” police said. DCP IGI further said that later complainant came at IGI Airport, Delhi for enquiry regarding recruitment in Airport Authority of India and found that no such job advertisement has been published by Airport Authority of India. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsA team led by ACP Crime (IGIA), Abhishek Gupta started the investigation and conducted raids at the residences of both Chandra Shekhar and Jitendra (Mama and Bhanja) and office of the alleged in Lajwanti Garden, Delhi Cantt and Naraina and arrested the accused. DCP IGI said that Chandra Shekhar wanted to build a house and he needed a huge amount of money for the same. He found this an easy and quick way to accumulate money taking advantage of innocent Job seekers in the Market. This syndicate had been contacted by more than 20,000 job aspirants in last one year and out of these approximately 1000 people fell into the trap. Police said that gang was running a fake job call centre through which they conducted the whole operation.last_img read more

Saskatchewan introduces law to allow control of oil gas exports

first_imgREGINA – The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation that would allow the province to control its oil and gas exports, similar to a bill recently tabled in Alberta.Once passed, the law would establish a permitting process for people or corporations looking to export energy products outside the province.The proposal does not mention British Columbia specifically, but Saskatchewan has said it is supporting Alberta in a dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline.The expansion of the pipeline to the West Coast has been approved by the federal government, but B.C. is fighting it in the courts.Saskatchewan Energy Minister Bronwyn Eyre says the federal government must ensure its constitutional authority is respected and the Trans Mountain pipeline is built.“Our government will always stand up for Saskatchewan and defend the people and businesses that rely on our oil and gas industry,” Eyre said in a release Monday.“Increasing pipeline access to tidewater would inject billions of dollars into Canada’s economy. We are in this gridlock today because, in the 18 months since the federal government approved the Trans Mountain pipeline, it has failed to ensure that construction could proceed.”Eyre says the bill is a last resort and will only be used if the pipeline continues to be stalled.“The expansion of our national pipeline capacity is vital to the future of our energy sector and to thousands of Canadian jobs,” she said. “It must not be obstructed, either by a lack of federal leadership or by a provincial government that does not have the legal authority to impede a federally approved project.”last_img read more

Report on prison riot handed over to PM

The committee chaired by retired High Court Judge Wimal Nambuwasam comprised of retired Deputy IGP Ashoka Wijethileke and retired Administrative Officer Attorney SK Liyanage. The report on the investigations conducted over the Welikada prison riot was handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today.The report is based on investigations conducted by a three member committee appointed by the Justice Ministry in January this year. The Justice Ministry said that the three member committee had recorded statements from several people and conducted a full investigation before compiling the final report. The report has made several recommendations which will be implemented on the advice of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Justice Ministry said.Several people were killed and injured in the Welikada prison riot in November 2012 which resulted from a clash between inmates and prison guards. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Security Council expects Ethiopia and Eritrea to cooperate on boundary process

In a statement to the press, the current President of the 15-nation body, Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock of the United Kingdom, said Council members “expect that the 15 July meeting in The Hague between Eritrea and Ethiopia and the Boundary Commission will initiate full and effective cooperation by the parties in order to ensure an expeditious and orderly process.”Council members also noted that the Ethiopia-Eritrea Boundary Commission has adopted the Demarcation Directions containing the operational arrangements for the border demarcation; including appropriate support from the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) and its relationship with the Boundary Commission, according to the President. “Members of the Council intend to take early follow up action to resolution 1398 taking into account any decisions taken in the 15 July meeting at The Hague,” he added, referring to a Council text adopted in March covering the latest developments in Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as the UN’s role in the peace process. read more

Annan welcomes new information and communications centre in Ghana

Mr. Annan said the partnership between Ghana and India over the centre “is also an especially vivid demonstration of South-South cooperation.”He added that information technologies have “tremendous potential to improve health, education and government, to promote trade and economic growth (and) to spread knowledge and integrate people and countries alike into the global knowledge economy.”

The missing children of Canadas east coast Census shows rapidly greying region

The missing children of Canada’s east coast: Census shows rapidly greying region by Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press Posted May 3, 2017 6:35 am MDT Last Updated May 3, 2017 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HALIFAX – Maitland District Elementary once bustled with activity.Today, the students are gone, the northern Nova Scotia school a symbol of the relentless exodus from Atlantic Canada that was made plain again Wednesday by the latest census numbers from Statistics Canada.The red brick school, with its cheery classrooms and gleaming halls, was built at the height of the baby boom and filled with students and hope.Decades later, the school’s enrolment had dwindled to 20 students, its classrooms nearly empty and hallways deserted. The local school board put multiple grades in one class and put off badly needed maintenance.In 2015, Maitland District was shuttered altogether, the few kids left in the village bused to other schools.“We don’t have the students to fill all our schools,” said Trudy Thompson, chairwoman of the Chignecto Central Regional School Board. “Our senior population is growing by leaps and bounds. We just don’t have the kids.”Rural classrooms across Atlantic Canada have been gutted by a demographic squeeze of low birth rates, youth outmigration and an aging population, leaving schools with an oversupply of space and shortage of kids.And it’s only going to get worse.“From 2011 to 2016, the Atlantic provinces saw the biggest decline in the proportion of people aged 15 to 64, and in general, the largest increase in the proportion of seniors,” Statistics Canada reported as it released the latest tranche of data from last year’s census.“In 2016, almost one in five people in the Atlantic provinces was 65 years of age and older — the highest proportion in the country.” That proportion was just 12.3 per cent in Alberta, which was a bustling, job-heavy magnet for struggling young workers prior to the collapse of oil prices in 2015.That gap is the largest since Confederation, the agency said, and “if current trends hold, this difference between the provinces with the highest and lowest proportions of seniors could reach almost 15 percentage points by 2031.”The phenomenon of Atlantic Canada’s missing children is the product of a multitude of factors, from declining religiosity to the death of family farms.“As the population gets older, there are fewer women of childbearing age and a lower birth rate,” said Eddy Ng, a professor at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business in Halifax.“There is also a shift in societal values,” he said. “As we become more secular, we tend not to have as many children.”Disappearing family farms and shrinking resource sectors have also curbed the number of children in a household.“Children in the past have been contributors to the family enterprise,” said Janice Keefe, Mount St. Vincent professor and director of the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging.“If you think about farming or fishing or those types of primary industries that tended to define the Atlantic region, children were heavy participants in that enterprise,” said Keefe. “But a changing economy and shifting expectations of what we do to support our children, like the formalization of recreation, has made bigger families expensive.”Compounding the problem of a lower birth rate is young people moving west for work.“The economy in Atlantic Canada is not a friendly place for young people to find steady work,” said University of Prince Edward Island political science professor Don Desserud.“We have an extraordinary quality of life here but there is a lack of opportunity to keep young people here and to attract immigrants.”That coveted quality of life — affordable real estate, short commutes, access to nature — is in fact drawing baby boomers to the region.“We’re seeing baby boomers that are retiring and looking for a slower pace of life moving here,” Ng said. “They’re cashing out their real estate in Toronto or other cities and moving here, and it accelerates aging in the region.”The combination of an aging population and fewer children has resulted in what Michael Haan calls an “infrastructure mismatch.”“You don’t need as many schools as you once did because you don’t have as many young people,” the University of Western Ontario associate professor said.“Converting schools to retirement homes is something to think about.”Economic development expert Donald Savoie said often school closures are the “final nail” in a community’s coffin.Still, he said governments should be closing schools faster to put the money into health care instead.“We’re not closing schools as fast as we ought to and we’re not transferring money to health care to the extent that we should,” said Savoie, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Governance at the University of Moncton.“There are fewer students populating our schools, so governments need to put the money where there is a greater need.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the school is boarded up; it has in fact been repurposed. Trudy Thompson, chairwoman of the Chignecto Central Regional School Board stands on the highway in Maitland, N.S. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Rural classrooms across Atlantic Canada have been gutted by a demographic squeeze of low birth rates, youth outmigration and an aging population, leaving schools with an oversupply of space and shortage of kids. Thompson observes that as the seniors population grows there are less children to attend school, leading to closures across the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan read more

Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 13 June 2014

DOWNLOAD1. EU and EIB join forces to support R&I investment2. 2015 EU draft budget adopted by Commission3. London MEP to lead ECR Group4. Commission points to innovation to sustain economic recovery5. Commission adopts new rules supporting transnational projects6. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

DAWAJ DAWAJ First Polish win in Rio

6SWESweden0 1GERGermany4 2SLOSlovenia4 ← Previous Story Lucky Qatar draw with Tunisia Next Story → Strong Croatia outplay Denmark 4BRABrazil2 5EGYEgypt2 Poland won first points after two starting defeats in Rio! The Polish national team were dominant in the clash of Round 3 against Egypt 33:25 (16:10) providing no stress experience for all their fans.  Talant Dujshebaev guys stayed focused from the first moment against the “empty” Egyptians, who couldn’t cope with the Europeans once again after two “one ball” matches against Slovenia and Sweden.The best African team was in the game until 3:3, but who will win it was almost clear after 25 minutes, when result was 15:7 for the “Eagles”.El Ahmar, who wasn’t on desired level to help his team (4 goals), and his team-mates, didn’t give up in the second half, came from 24:16 to 26:22, but that was everything….Daszek and Eissa was TOP scorers on two sides with six goals each.STANDINGS: rio 2016 handball 3POLPoland2 read more

Robbie Keane named as the new LA Galaxy captain

first_img“(Keane is) a fabulous choice as captain. He’s a quality player, he’s a quality leader, so Robbie’s prepared to lead this team.”Donovan – expected back from a self-imposed break from the game late in March – had been captain since taking over from David Beckham at the end of the 2008 season, but the honour now falls to Keane.The 32-year-old scored 22 goals in his first full season in the MLS, also contributing eight assists, and Ireland’s record goalscorer signed a long-term extension to his deal at the Home Depot Center in January.The Galaxy begin their MLS campaign when they host the Chicago Fire on Sunday.Six lessons from Jerry Maguire to future football agent Ian Harte > ROBBIE KEANE HAS been named as the new captain of the Los Angeles Galaxy.The Dubliner, who joined the club in 2011 after the end of his second spell with Tottenham, takes over from Landon Donovan for the upcoming MLS season.Manager Bruce Arena confirmed the news at the unveiling of the club’s new second strip.“Robbie Keane will be our captain to start the season, and he will be our captain this season,” Arena told reporters.last_img read more

Election Day Heres what to watch for as voters decide on Corbyn

first_img 18,977 Views The main problem for pollsters has been factoring in whether people who state a preference will actually end up voting.When polling companies are compiling poll results, they take account of an individual’s likelihood to vote before delivering their estimate of overall voter intention.Some statisticians have suggested that Labour’s support has been overestimated in recent weeks because many of its younger supporters will not end up voting despite stating an intention to do so.This is why turnout is being seen as key for Corbyn and his party. Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 7:34 AM Election Day: Here’s what to watch for as voters decide on Corbyn v May It’s election day in the UK. Image: PA Archive/PA Images 24 Comments Where is the battle for voters being fought?While the Conservatives undoubtedly wanted Brexit to be focus of the election, it hasn’t been the only issue in the last month or so of campaigning.The manifestos of both major parties have both been given significant attention while the terror attacks in Manchester and London have also brought security to the forefront.Electorally, where Brexit will have a big effect is in the falling away of the 2015 Ukip vote.The UK Independence Party received almost 13% of the vote in 2015 but is now polling at closer to 5% following Brexit and the departure of Nigel Farage. Share1 Tweet Email Tonight: we reveal YouGov’s first seat by seat projection of the campaign – suggests Tories fall 16 seats short of overall majority pic.twitter.com/8ouPRHTZ7m— Sam Coates Times (@SamCoatesTimes) May 30, 2017 By Rónán Duffy Image: PA Archive/PA Images Source: Sam Coates Times/Twitter What it means is that while the bookies still expect the Conservatives to increase their majority, it’s not a sure thing and likely won’t be the thumping majority that had been previously predicted.Ladbrokes favours May to see her present majority rise from 17 to 70 seats while William Hill suggests a more modest increase to between 40 and 50.There are 650 seats up for grabs meaning 326 are needed for a majority in the House and Commons. The Conservatives currently have 330 to Labour’s 229.So whether you’ve been watching it closely or are just planning to follow the results, here are some things to consider as the counts and exit polls start coming in from 10pm tonight.When will we know who’s won?The UK’s first-past-the-post voting system, where the candidate with the most votes in a given constituency takes the seat, means results come out a lot quicker than during Ireland’s PR-STV system.To give you some indication of just how quick, Houghton and Sunderland South announced their results just 48 minutes after polls closed in 2015.The exit polls from the UK media will give a strong indication even before that and should at least let us know how tight the result will be.Polls close at 10pm so that’s the time most UK broadcasters will be starting their coverage and starting to dish out predictions.From about midnight on the results will start coming thick and fast and the result should be starting to look clear.It’s expected that Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency of Islington North will declare at about 2.30am and Theresa May’s in Maidenhead at about 4am.Should we believe the polls? Ed Miliband resigned as Labour leader the day after his party’s unexpectedly poor showing in the 2015 election. Source: Yui Mok/PA ImagesWhile the Brexit vote might have caused many angry glances being cast towards UK pollsters, the 2015 election was also a bad one for those who try to predict such things.The Tories’ overall majority was not being predicted ahead of the 2015 vote so in this election pollsters are being a bit more circumspect.Most pollsters had the odd percentage point between the two main parties in 2015 but in the end there was a seven point gap.It seems like this year, they are giving themselves more leeway.YouGov caused shockwaves in the media last week when they published an analysis that predicted a number of different scenarios, one of which showed the Conservatives losing their majority.The company insisted that particular scenario would only occur on a very bad night for the Tories. http://jrnl.ie/3429498 Our tracker suggests that polls are continuing to narrow in Britain’s general election https://t.co/ncMuQdWm3C pic.twitter.com/HOD43gOd2c— The Economist (@TheEconomist) June 6, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Big crowd waiting for Corbyn in Telford pic.twitter.com/zv4KOOoKQ5— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) June 6, 2017 Source: Laura Kuenssberg/Twitter Source: The Economist/Twitter It means there’s a significant number of votes there to play for and how they’re distributed between Labour and the Conservatives will have a huge bearing on the final result.In Scotland, the SNP almost clean sweep in 2015 (when they won 56 seats out of 59) will be difficult to repeat even if they’re still likely to dominate north of the border.Labour’s previous dominance in Scotland has severely hampered the party’s ability to win a majority and an alliance with the SNP is seen as the party’s likeliest route back into Downing Street this time around or in the future.That scenario has been labelled by the Conservatives as the ‘coalition of chaos’ and it remains to be seen whether voters will be swayed.Read: Jeremy Corbyn says IRA bombing campaign was ‘completely wrong’ >Read: The Liberal Democrats want legalised cannabis and another Brexit vote > Jun 8th 2017, 7:34 AM IT’S OFTEN STATED that a week is a long time in politics. If that’s true then seven weeks is something approaching an eternity.Back on 18 April UK Prime Minister Theresa May did what she said numerous times she wouldn’t do, she called a snap general election.At the time May faced some criticism for going against her pledges to stay in government until 2020, but most commentators seemed to think calling the election was a smart if cynical move.Some opinion polls had her Conservative party at 44% support, almost double that of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party which was languishing in the low 20s.If these numbers came to pass in an election, the Tories would romp home with a much healthier parliamentary majority and May herself would have been given an electoral mandate less than a year after she replaced David Cameron.That above scenario may still  happen, but what’s clear is that the UK’s political landscape has changed significantly before a vote has even been cast.One poll this week had Labour just a single point behind the Conservatives with most of the polls having the lead down to single figures.last_img read more

Paludisme 3 millions de vies à sauver dici 2015

first_imgPaludisme : 3 millions de vies à sauver d’ici 2015Afrique – Selon un rapport du partenariat Roll Back Malaria (RBM), 736.700 enfants ont été sauvés entre 2001 et 2010 grâce aux mesures mises en place dans les pays d’Afrique. Mais 3 millions de vies supplémentaires pourraient être sauvées d’ici à 2015 si de nouvelles augmentations dans le financement de la lutte contre le paludisme sont maintenues.En Afrique, le paludisme figure parmi les principales causes de mortalité infantile. Il représente environ 20% des décès chez les enfants. La plupart surviennent dans les zones rurales, où de très nombreuses femmes enceintes sont également touchées.Pour lutter contre le paludisme, il existe “des solutions antipaludiques efficaces telles que les moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticide, la pulvérisation intradomiciliaire d’insecticides à effet rémanent et le traitement préventif intermittent pendant la grossesse” précise le rapport de RBM. Aujourd’hui, on évalue à près de 500 le nombre d’enfants échappant, chaque jour, à la mort liée au paludisme. Au mois de novembre, le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme tiendra sa troisième campagne pour obtenir de nouveaux fonds. Ceux-ci permettront d’aider à atteindre l’un des huit objectifs mondiaux de développement (OMD), à savoir réduire la mortalité infantile des moins de 5 ans de deux tiers en 2015, par rapport au niveau de 1990.        Un thème dont il va être question pendant le prochain sommet qui se déroulera à New York dès la semaine prochaine. Le 17 septembre 2010 à 11:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Bean joins Thomsons Online Benefits

first_imgGlobal benefits management and employee engagement software organisation Thomsons Online Benefits has hired Joanna Bean as its new head of people.In her new role, Bean will be responsible for implementing the organisation’s people strategy, as well as overseeing all aspects of the HR function, which includes business partnering, benefits and reward.Previously, Bean held roles at electronics organisation Samsung, most recently as compensation and benefits manager, UK and Ireland and business partner, as well as head of reward, UK and Ireland, and senior HR advisor.last_img read more

Benefits bill for law enforcement firefighters survivors falls short

first_imgThe survivors of law-enforcement officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty continue to face uncertainty over health insurance. That’s because the two houses of the Legislature couldn’t agree on a bill to provide benefits during the recent special session.Download AudioState Trooper Sergeant Patrick “Scott” Johnson was just two and a half years from ensuring that his family would have health benefits through age 65 when he and Trooper Gabe Rich were killed in a shooting in 2014.This left Johnson’s widow Brandy fearful she would lose health coverage. Since then, the administrations of governors Sean Parnell and Bill Walker have extended insurance to the survivors of Johnson, Rich and Trooper Tage Toll, who died in a helicopter crash in 2013. And while they’ll have coverage through next June, Johnson said it’s uncertain beyond then.“It’s frustrating,” Brandy Johnson said. “I am not the type of person to, you know, ask for things. But this is something that my husband would have earned for our family. For me to have to ask for something that I feel he’s already earned – it’s kind of humiliating in a way.”She and the other families supported legislation that would make this coverage permanent, saying they were doing it for future survivors of those who die in the line of duty.The Legislature failed to pass that bill in  the regular session that ended in May, so Gov. Bill Walker included it in his call for the first special session this year. House Bill 4002 would limit benefits to surviving spouses for 10 years or remarriage, and to children until age 19  — or 23 for college students.The House passed it 34 to 0 on Saturday, and adjourned.But senators in the majority caucus said the House gave them no time to review what it had done. And since the House left Juneau, the Senate wouldn’t have been able to make changes. So the Senate adjourned on Sunday without passing the bill.This procedural disagreement upset survivors. Toll’s widow Nikki Toll said the two houses should have worked together.“Politics is a fickle thing and, you know, we’re the ones learning, and … yeah, it’s hard to put into words that frustration,” Nikki Toll said.Walker decided against including the bill in his call for another special session starting on July 11. A spokeswoman said the session is limited to those bill directly related to the governor’s fiscal plan.Johnson said Walker should have added the bill to the session, considering how close it was to passing.last_img read more

TRS to lay foundation stones for District offices on June 24

first_imgHyderabad: The foundation stone for TRS party offices in 32 districts of Telangana will be laid on June 24. TRS Working President K. Tarakarama Rao on Saturday held a review on the preparations and assigned the responsibility to Zilla Parishads Chairmen. He spoke to them over telephone and directed them to organise the event at a grand scale by involving ministers, MPs, MLAs and other leaders. He said that the TRS would provide required assistance to the district units for the construction of offices. He said that the design of district units would be prepared by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao himself. The programme will be conducted on Monday from 10-11 am.last_img read more

Food and other stories

first_img“I have tried all the recipes of this book,” said Arshad Warsi who was here in the national Capital for the launch of his wife Maria Goretti’s book. The actor loves all her dishes and loves Meringue sans calories.“My favourite is Meringue and Baked Chicken from this book,” said Warsi. From My Kitchen To Yours: Food, Love And Other Ingredients celebrates how Maria Goretti lives with memorable recipes from her mother’s East-Indian spreads, aromas from her grandmother’s kitchen, and the food that she has seen, touched and tasted over her many travels across India, and the world, as a VJ with MTV.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Along with that, she  has also included all those delicious dishes she ate at her friends’ homes, especially sinful desserts which she tried and tried till she got them right. Divided into monthly menus with soups, salads, starters, non-vegetarian and vegetarian main course dishes, and desserts, the recipes are simple and delicious. With a foreword by actor and politician Jaya Bachchan, the book presents a six-course meal layout for each month, and easy-to-make recipes with ingredients readily available in any home kitchen.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“It was trial and error, when I was doing the book. I tried each and every recipe at least twice, if not thrice, and put it together properly in a way that it is easy for the reader to be able to make a dish. For somebody, who has never cooked before and is following the book, then at the end of it, they should be really happy about the time spent on a particular dish. And they need to be inspired to cook some more,” she said.last_img read more

Mrs Muscles Photos of Vintage Strongwomen

first_imgLike most cultural revolutions, the phenomena of the “strongwoman” started nearly 100 years before it became popular. The 19th century had been marked by the “appropriate” fashion styles of the Victorian era. Women were expected to cover their entire bodies with billowing dresses, decorated with lace, flowers and artful buttons.Their hair was crafted into elaborate styles, bound up in lace or velvet and adorned with flowers and ribbons.But the strong women of the late 19th Century had a different vision in mind.American vaudeville trapeze artist and strongwoman Charmion (Laverie Vallee) shows off her physique.Charmion was an athlete who knew how to wow the audience.CharmionKatie Sandwina – known as the Lady Hercules.Born Kate Brumbach in 1884, this Bavarian circus performer immigrated to New York in the early 1900s. She changed her name to Katie Sandwina after defeating Eugen Sandow, “the father of modern bodybuilding,” in a strength contest.Katie Sandwina: The Strongest Woman in the World.Katie with husband Max Heyman.Lotti, 1925.By the early 20th century, female bodybuilders and wrestlers began to emerge all over Europe and the United States. Others began as circus performers where they would showcase their strength and grace with displays of acrobatics. Strongwoman Katie Brumbach from Vienna, known as “Great Sandwina,” was one of fourteen siblings and the daughter to a father who stood six-and-a-half feet, and a mother who sported 15-inch biceps.Brumbach would demonstrate her superwoman strength by lifting her 165 lb husband over her head…with one arm. Later, she joined Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, where she performed feats of strength — such as snapping iron bars with her bare hands.CharmionDancer and model Sharon Bruneau began weight training as rehabilitation from a bout of pneumonia. Her dedication and hard work soon brought her fame as a fitness model and presenter.Sharon Bruneau was named “Bodybuilding’s No. 1 pin-up” by FLEX magazine in 1992 through 1997.Sandrina, who is considered to be the strongest woman in the world, performing in Berlin, tearing through a 10 mm (0.4 inch) iron chain.Violette Morris, 1920.Vulcana, 1900. She was born Kate Williams in Wales in 1874, the daughter of a preacher.Vulcana performed with her brother, Atlas.Other early 20th Century strongwomen included Luise Krökel, Kate “Vulcana” Roberts, Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton, Ivy Russel, Joan Rhodes, Laverie “Charmion” Valee, Mildred Bliss, Stanil Lawa, and Louise Leers. These women dared to challenge the millennia-old stereotypes of femininity and set a new standard.Read another story from us: Vintage Tattooed Women Around the GlobeToday, hundreds of years after the strongwoman sensation caught on in the Western World, a new mantra has emerged and revolutionized the world of women’s fitness: “Strong is the New Sexy.”last_img read more

Biohacker Plans to Sue After Authorities Deactivate Transit Pass Embedded in His

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on Engadget February 16, 2018 Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow couldn’t just toss away his New South Wales transit pass even after he found out that it got deactivated while he was on a trip to the U.S. See, Meow-Meow (yes, that is his legal name) cut the chip out of the travel card, encased it in biocompatible plastic and had it implanted under the skin on his left hand. The biohacker now plans to file a lawsuit against New South Wales’ transport authorities, not just to fight the decision, but also to help create laws around body-hacking tech. In addition to the transit pass chip, Meow-Meow has two other implanted electronic components in his body, including one that can store his important documents.”This is case law in creation and it’s fun to be at the centre of this,” he told Australian Associated Press. “This is a scenario so unusual that their lawyers never foresaw this happening because, if they did, they would have written it in there.”New South Wales’ authorities deactivated the card under Meow-Meow’s name after his surgery in April 2017 made headlines. However, since the chip implanted in his hand wasn’t registered to him, he was able to use it for almost a whole year — only downside was that he sometimes had to swipe his palm over the scanner more than once. It was only after he traveled back to Australia from a cyborg convention in the U.S. that authorities were successfully able to cut off the card he’s been using. He found the fact that his card was deactivated after the convention “ironic and hilarious,” since the event was all about “regulation and cyborg rights.”Before this happened, Meow-Meow was already scheduled to appear in a Sydney court in March to contest a $200 fine he was slapped with for riding a train without a valid ticket. Clearly, the world’s not ready for implanted transit passes just yet. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Google Shows Off 20x Zoom Photo But Its NOT for the Pixel

first_imgEditors’ Note: Updated at 1:44 p.m. ET with additional comments from Google.A lot of the rumors about the upcoming Pixel 4 have focused on how the phone’s front cameras and sensors will support a face unlocking feature and gesture-based controls. But Google might be cooking up something big for the Pixel 4’s rear cameras, too.An image posted to Instagram late last week by Google’s director of design shows off a seating area ringed by shadows. Dig a little deeper into the comments on that Instagram post as both This Is Tech Today and 9to5Google did, and you’ll find Google’s Claude Zellweger seemingly confirming that the shot was captured by a Pixel phone using a 20x zoom.Light + Shadow #googleIDstudio Claude ZellwegerA photo posted by @claudezellweger on Aug 9, 2019 at 4:54pm PDTIf you’re familiar with Google’s Pixel lineup, you’d know that the currently available Pixel phones aren’t capable of a 20x zoom — the best they offer is software-aided 2x zoom. So it wouldn’t seem to be a crazy leap to assume that the photo above was taken with a Pixel 4 showcasing an upcoming feature for the new phone’s cameras.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. TCL 5-Series Hands-OnMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTech This Out: Samsung Galaxy Note 10, GamesCon and Disney+03:24OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0000:5600:56 Alleged Pixel 4 Photo Leaks with Strangely Slim BezelsThat assumption would be off-base, though. In a subsequent comment to his post, Zellweger says that the image was actually captured by a Pixel 3a, Google’s lower-cost smartphone. “Just to be clear: This shot was taken with a Pixel 3a. Zooming + cropping did the trick,” Zellweger said.Still, that shot looks better than any zoom we could capture with a Pixel 3a. That’s leading to a new assumption that the photo is showcasing improved camera software that could find its way to Google’s current phones as well as the Pixel 4.What this means for the Pixel 4Improved zoom capabilities — even those aided by software — would certainly be in line with what we know about the Pixel 4. Thanks to a leak posted by Google itself, we know that Google’s next phone will feature multiple cameras. One of those lenses is likely to be a telephoto shooter that would support an optical zoom.Currently, the Pixel 3 offers a Super Res Zoom feature, which taps into Google’s prowess with artificial intelligence to fill in the details of a digitally zoomed-in photo. The result is zooms that generally look about as good as what you get from an optical zoom, though once you zoom past 2x, the quality of the shot falls off.Since the Pixel 4 would have multiple lenses — a 12-MP/16-MP combo, according to specs leaked last week — it seems likely that the Pixel 4 would feature a hybrid blend of digital and optical zoom in which Google’s software is augmenting what the telephoto lens captures to get even closer to a shot without degrading the quality of the image.Cameras are an increasingly important part of a smartphone. Google used its software skills to land the Pixel 3 on our list of the best camera phones, at least until the quadruple-lens Huawei P30 Pro came along. Samsung just released its Galaxy Note 10 phones, and though the camera hardware looked a little underwhelming on paper, testing firm DxO gave the Note 10 Plus its highest rating, further raising the pressure on Google to keep pace with the Pixel 4’s camera. What’s more, phone makers are increasingly boosting the zoom capabilities of their handsets. The P30 Pro, for instance, features a 5x zoom, with software able to help scale that even further. The new Oppo Reno has made a 10x hybrid zoom a central part of its identity. Samsung has developed a 5x zoom camera that looks like it’s headed to next year’s Galaxy S11.This latest leak gives us a hint as to how Google plans to top what rival phone makers are doing with their cameras.Which Camera Has the Best Zoom?Pixel 4’s Air Gestures Could Change EverythingMost Anticipated Phoneslast_img read more

Dead S Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians

first_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Sponsored Stories SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday.The 46-year-old NIS agent was found dead Saturday in his car parked on a hill in Yongin, just south of Seoul.In his note revealed by police on Sunday, the agent said that the intelligence service “really didn’t” spy on civilians or on political activity related to elections. He apologized to colleagues and NIS senior officials, including director Lee Byoung Ho, saying that overzealousness in doing his job might have created “today’s situation.” Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The intelligence service told lawmakers on Tuesday it had purchased hacking programs capable of intercepting communication on mobile devices and computers in 2012 from an Italian company, Hacking Team, but that it used them only to monitor agents from rival North Korea and for research purposes.The revelation is sensitive because the NIS has a history of illegally tapping South Koreans’ private conversations. The NIS is planning to reveal to lawmakers the details of how the programs were used to quell suspicions that it had been unlawfully monitoring civilians.In the note he left behind, the agent also said that he destroyed surveillance material on the activity of North Korean agents because the data had created “misunderstandings.”Police officials, who had initially refused to release the details of the note, didn’t reveal the name of the agent or what his duties were for the NIS. Phone calls to the NIS office rang unanswered Sunday.The controversy surrounding NIS emerged earlier this month when a searchable library of a massive email trove stolen from Hacking Team, released by WikiLeaks, showed that South Korean entities were among those dealing with the firm. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories Two NIS directors who successively headed the spy service from 1999 to 2003 were convicted and received suspended prison terms for overseeing the monitoring of cellphone conversations of about 1,800 of South Korea’s political, corporate and media elite.On Thursday, South Korea’s Supreme Court ordered a new trial for another former spy chief convicted of directing an online campaign to smear a main opposition candidate in the 2012 presidential election, won by current President Park Geun-hye.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

Hangover prevention and cure myths

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Now that Xmas and New Year’s parties are behind you, you know how many so-called hang-over cures are myths or facts…Many have sworn by some hangover cures, but some are considered mere myths.Prevention and myths:1. Myth: More alcohol stops hang-oversDoctors say that drinking more alcohol to fix a hang-over is merely prolonging the inevitable. Alcohol causes a numbing effect, but does not solve the issue.2. Myth: Eat lots of greasy foodThe food you eat after a night of excessive drinking does not necessarily solve a hang-over. Eating a meal before drinking is a better option.3. Cure: Drink waterWater helps you rehydrate. Alcohol dehydrates the body, which leads to hang-over symptoms like headaches.4. Prevention: Eat well before drinkingFood helps slow the speed of alcohol absorption. This means that if you have eaten well before drinking, hang-over pain may be lessened the next day.5. Prevention: Limit alcohol intakeTry your best to pace yourself at parties. Try not to drink more than one drink within an hour and accompany drinks with a glass of water.last_img read more