first_imgby Kristen DiFilippo PhD, RDN, LDNFor years, my husband asked me if I needed to see a doctor. “My stomach hurts” was such a part of my daily vocabulary that I didn’t know it wasn’t normal. I knew I was lactose intolerant, and that there were certain foods, like onions, and pop and that would make my stomach hurt, but I never put together the connection. It was at a routine check that my doctor suggested I might have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I was shocked. As a dietitian, I had heard about the low-FODMAP diet, had even attended presentations at FNCE, but did not realize that this was diet that would apply to me personally.The concepts of FODMAPS, or Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols and was originally published in 2005.1 Decreasing dietary intake of these poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates in the small intestine has been shown to lessen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.2 Food lists are available describing which type of FODMAPs are in various foods. Even with my training as a dietitian, I struggled to navigate these lists. For help, I turned to a friend who researches IBS in athletes. She advised me to download the Monash University app. By using the stoplight system within the app, I was able to understand the different types of FODMAPs and successfully embark on an elimination diet. I got to a feeling of “good” that I didn’t even know I could have. Over time, I have trialed different foods, and have been able to reintroduce a number of items to my diet. What started as overwhelming has become second nature, and an easy way to minimize IBS symptoms.As a relatively new dietary intervention, many dietitians are interested in learning more about the implementation of low-FODMAP diets to support patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders. In fact, in 2017 more of you asked us to provide a learning opportunity on FODMAPs than any other topic. We are excited to answer this request on March 29th when Caroline Tuck, who completed her doctoral training at Monash University with the original FODMAP researchers, shares her insight into how to implement a low-FODMAP with patients struggling with IBS.Please share any issues or tips you have had either following a FODMAP diet or helping your clients/patients follow the diet.References:Gibson, PR; Shepherd, SJ (2005). “Personal view: food for thought–western lifestyle and susceptibility to Crohn’s disease. The FODMAP hypothesis”. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 21(12): 1399–1409. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2005.02506.x. PMID15948806.Staudacher, HM; Whelan, K; Irving, PM; Lomer, MC (2011). “Comparison of symptom response following advice for a diet low in fermentable carbohydrates (FODMAPs) versus standard dietary advice in patients with irritable bowel syndrome”. J Hum Nutr Diet. 24(5): 487–495. doi:10.1111/j.1365-277X.2011.01162.x. PMID21615553Resources:App available on Apple or Google PlayLow FODMAP recipesThis blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

first_imgTo the untrained eye, real animal sponges may seem as boring as synthetic kitchen sponges. But the evolution of these highly porous creatures has long been a mystery, with major implications for the early evolution of animals. Scientists debate when sponges, animals belonging to the phylum Porifera, first emerged. Some think it wasn’t until the Cambrian period, between 541 million and 485 million years ago, whereas others put it as early as 760 million years ago, during Precambrian times. Yet while some genetic analyses of modern sponges suggest a Precambrian date, claims for fossils that early have been met with skepticism due to their poor preservation. Getting the date right is important for understanding the timing and course of animal evolution, because the split between the sponges and most other animals (called the Eumetazoa) was a key event in the early history of life on Earth. A research team now claims that the tiny fossil pictured above, discovered in southern China and dated to 600 million years ago—clearly during the Precambrian—is the oldest known poriferan. The critter, reported online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is just over 1 millimeter high and wide, the size of a small bead, and was found in a phosphorus-rich geological formation known for preserving animal fossils in an excellent state. The new specimen, the team says, is unmistakably spongelike, featuring three hollow tubes and a highly porous surface. The new discovery indicates that the common ancestor of sponges and Eumetazoa lived much earlier than many scientists assumed. And because today’s sponges and eumetazoans differ in some important genetic features, the team says, the find could also help date the first appearance of genes key to the evolution of most animals living today.last_img read more

first_imgFOXBOROUGH, MA— The NFL says it is still investigating how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away.The league said Friday that evidence shows the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts.It issued a statement that the Patriots have pledged full cooperation and have given the league information it requested and made personnel available upon request. Quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday afternoon he had not been contacted at that point.The NFL said it began its investigation Sunday night and expects cooperation from other clubs. It hired an investigatory company to help review electronic and video information.Patriots owner Robert Kraft said investigators were in Foxborough for three days this week after he received a letter from the league Monday informing him of the probe.“We provided access to every full- and part-time employee the league’s representatives requested to speak with and produced every communication device that they requested to search,” he said. “I very much support the league’s desire to conduct a complete investigation.”The Patriots are preparing to meet the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona.The league said its conclusions will be quickly shared when reached.“Over the past several days, nearly 40 interviews have been conducted, including of Patriots personnel, game officials, and third parties with relevant information and expertise,” the statement said.NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash and Ted Wells of the law firm of Paul Weiss are leading the probe.Wells was the investigator in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal. His report last February detailed widespread harassment in the team’s locker room that extended beyond the two players at the center of the probe. It said guard John Jerry and center Mike Pouncey followed Richie Incognito’s lead in harassing offensive lineman Jonathan Martin.The NFL requires game balls to be inflated to between 12 1/2 and 13 1/2 pounds per square inch.It wants to find out why footballs were underinflated during the first half and whether “deliberate action” caused it.“We have not made any judgments on these points and will not do so until we have concluded our investigation and considered all of the relevant evidence,” the league said.The balls were properly inflated for the second half and remained properly inflated after the game, the statement said.Colts general manager Ryan Grigson declined to comment.“Everything, I’m sure is going to come out in the investigation,” he said when asked if the Colts alerted the NFL to the underinflated balls. “It’s in the league’s hands.”A former NFL ball boy said it’s easy to remove air from a ball discreetly with a small pin that fits in the palm of a hand.“This isn’t a big deal. Everyone does it because each quarterback likes a different grip,” Nader Kawash, a Philadelphia Eagles ball boy from 1996-2000, told The AP. “I’m not saying a ball boy or equipment guy did anything on purpose to cheat. Sometimes the balls are overinflated so it’s easy to take some air out on the sideline without the referees noticing. You can use a helmet pin. Players can stand around in a circle. Anybody can do it.”Brady and coach Bill Belichick said Thursday they had no explanations for how the footballs were underinflated.“I didn’t alter the ball in any way,” said Brady, who said he likes footballs pumped to exactly 12 1/2 pounds per square inch, the lower limit. “I have no knowledge of anything, any wrongdoing.”Belichick said that before this week, he didn’t give air pressure in footballs much thought.Softer balls are generally considered easier to throw and catch, and quarterbacks, specialists and equipment managers are known to have very individualized preferences in how footballs are readied for games.Under league rules, each team provides balls for use on offense. Referees approve the balls more than 2 hours before game time, then keep the balls until they’re turned over to ball handlers provided by home teams just before kickoff.“The playing rules are intended to protect the fairness and integrity of our games,” the NFL said. “We take seriously claims that those rules have been violated and will fully investigate this matter without compromise or delay.”Patriots players said they believed Brady and wouldn’t let the investigation disrupt their preparations for the Super Bowl.“Tom is a big boy,” defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said. “He knows how to handle all situations, so he’ll handle this with class, like he always does.”Safety Devin McCourty said the team trusts Brady.“We’ve learned this year that it can be a lot going on outside of this building, but if everything’s right inside of this building we give ourselves a chance to win,” McCourty said.HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer___AP Sports Writer Rob Maaddi in Philadelphia contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgPitt football coach Pat Narduzzi.CHAPEL HILL, NC – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Pat Narduzzi of the Pittsburgh Panthers watches his team play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina won 38-35. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Pittsburgh fell at Penn State this afternoon, 17-10, in an ugly game that came down to the final play.The Panthers had a chance to tie the contest with time expiring, though their game-tying heave fell short, giving the Nittany Lions the win.Pitt had a chance to tie the game earlier in the fourth quarter, though head coach Pat Narduzzi opted for a field goal attempt. The kick ended up being missed.Narduzzi is getting crushed for his postgame explanation. When asked why he opted for the FG instead of the fourth-down conversion attempt, he said: “Because you need two scores to win the football game.”Pat Narduzzi on why he opted for a field goal with a fourth and one with five minutes left, down seven‘Because you need two scores to win the football game.’He added that he doesn’t question that decision ‘at all’— Craig Meyer (@CraigMeyerPG) September 14, 2019The explanation is not going over well.Pitt really did try a FG from the one down seven with four minutes leftPat Narduzzi deserves to lose by 28 for the rest of his life— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) September 14, 2019Narduzzi lost me after that horseshit decision— Chris Dokish (@ChrisDokish) September 14, 2019Narduzzi is out of his mind.— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) September 14, 2019Unless Narduzzi had Pitt +6.5, there’s not an argument to be made on this earth that could convince me that attempting a field goal there was right decision.— pat muldowney (@muldowney) September 14, 2019Narduzzi said he’ll be “dead or retired” the next time Pitt plays Penn St and that’s his attitude? Play not to lose? Brutal.— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) September 14, 2019As Herm Edwards once said, you play to win the game. Not going for it on that 4th and 1 was a scared move and the explanation isn’t great, either.Pitt (1-2) will face No. 17 UCF next Saturday.last_img read more

first_img Students and teachers of the St. Paul’s United Church Early Childhood Institution now have access to modern facilities, following a $45. 3-million rebuilding project carried out by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). Students and teachers of the St. Paul’s United Church Early Childhood Institution now have access to modern facilities, following a $45. 3-million rebuilding project carried out by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).Implemented under the European Union (EU)-funded Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP-IV), the project included construction of a four-classroom block, kitchen and eating area, sickbay, bathrooms, principal’s office, storage area, a paved parking lot, ramps for wheelchair access, and chain-link perimeter fence.Additionally, the school was furnished with appropriate desks and chairs for students and teachers, cupboards and cabinets, kitchen appliances and safety equipment.The project, which was carried out over the period October 2015 to July 2016, replaces the original structure, built in 1980, but which was demolished in 2010 due to heavy termite infestation and the need for complete electrical rewiring.Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, in his address at the official opening ceremony held on June 7 at the institution’s Lockett Avenue address in Kingston, said the agency remains committed to the continued development of the early-childhood education sector.He informed that since the entity’s inception in 1996, it has spent close to $4 billion on the construction and upgrading of institutions across the island. The sum, he said, is more than 40 per cent of the entity’s budget.“We have done this through partnerships with financial donors like the EU, which has been a partner with the Government of Jamaica for the last 40 years and with JSIF since 2003. I look forward to seeing this school grow from strength to strength,” he said.Senior Education Officer, Molly Russell, who brought greetings on behalf of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, commended JSIF for its contribution to early-childhood education.“We thank all the contributors for the realisation of this project. Let us continue to work together to mould these young minds so they can take their rightful place in society,” she said.Head of Operations for the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Achim Schaffert, said the project is an example of the positive, tangible impact that the PRP is having on Jamaica.“The PRP is a major programme, which the EU signed with the Government of Jamaica, with a focus on assisting vulnerable communities to alleviate poverty and improve living conditions. It is one of the EU’s most comprehensive programmes impacting communities in the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon and St. James,” he noted.Implemented in November 2014, PRP is a 48-month programme of assistance, which is being undertaken at a cost of Euros $12.54 million. It is scheduled to end in November 2018.PRP-IV is focused on governance, physical transformation, socio-economic development, and youth-development initiatives.This is in line with the Government’s Community Renewal Programme (CRP), which is designed to serve as the platform for service delivery to enhance social transformation, strengthen governance and reduce crime and violence in volatile and vulnerable communities.The opening ceremony was attended by Member of Parliament for Central Kingston, Rev. Ronald Thwaites, as well as representatives from JSIF, the EU, Early Childhood Commission (ECC) and the school Board. Senior Education Officer, Molly Russell, who brought greetings on behalf of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, commended JSIF for its contribution to early-childhood education. Story Highlights Implemented under the European Union (EU)-funded Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP-IV), the project included construction of a four-classroom block, kitchen and eating area, sickbay, bathrooms, principal’s office, storage area, a paved parking lot, ramps for wheelchair access, and chain-link perimeter fence.last_img read more

first_imgDepartment of Natural Resource officials have safely removed an errant moose that was in a residential area today, Sept. 27, near the top of Main Avenue in the Fairview area of Halifax Regional Municipality. Wildlife staff tranquilized the animal, assessed its health, removed it by truck and released it into the wilderness. The two-and-a-half-year-old bull moose was uninjured. It is about 500 pounds and has small antlers. People who encounter a moose should not approach the animal and should leave an escape route for it. For more information, visit www.gov.ns.ca/natr/wildlife/large-mammals/mainlandmoose.asp . -30-last_img

first_imgVICTORIA — Homemade videos by a Vancouver filmmaker featuring scenes of his toddler’s escapades and shots of a friend’s Pomeranian named Nacho are fast becoming the indie hit of British Columbia’s electoral reform referendum.Joel McCarthy said his four videos in support of proportional representation have already been viewed up to 900,000 times, giving him a huge sense of satisfaction that he may be playing a part in changing the province’s voting system. Prof. David Black, who teaches communications theory at Royal Roads University, has viewed the 28-year-old filmmaker’s videos and said he believes McCarthy has produced a hit with young voters.Millennial voters are more interested in understanding how issues blend together as opposed to older voters who look to draw lines between opinion and facts, said Black.“What we’re seeing in these videos is not so different than what we see in the Trevor Noah or Stephen Colbert shows,” he said. “Ironic, mocking, kind of post-modern mash-up style, audio dubbing and breaking down traditional barriers between information and entertainment, between opinion and straight news.”B.C. voters need to mail in their ballots for the Nov. 30 deadline, choosing to either support a form of proportional representation for the next election in 2021 or keeping the first-past-the-post system. A majority of 50 per cent plus one is needed to change the system.McCarthy said he decided to make his own videos in favour of change after the No side started the referendum campaign branding proportional representation as a potential breeding ground for extremist political parties.He said the official Yes side initially ignored his offers to help, but it now shares his videos.McCarthy said he felt that if he didn’t deliver a positive message about proportional representation then no one would.  “The first video I did I just went into my bedroom, put up my camera and made a rant basically kind of exposing the tactic that the No side was using and why I was going to vote Yes.”In his 10-minute video, “Figuring Out Question Two,” McCarthy outlines the pros and cons of the three versions of proportional representation voters have the opportunity to rank. He explains dual member, mixed member and rural-urban proportional, interspersed with scenes of his son banging into a table or falling out of a cupboard and photos of Nacho wearing a crown and a sombrero.“I hope you are still awake, but please do some more research,” McCarthy says in the video, where he explains his support for rural-urban proportional representation because he says there are no safe seats and independents stand a greater chance of being elected.  Others on both sides of the question have created videos and posted them on social media, generating thousands of views. Elections BC, the province’s non-partisan office overseeing the referendum, also posted videos explaining the choices available to voters.Sam Sullivan, a Liberal member of the legislature from Vancouver, has posted several videos favouring first past the post, saying proportional representation takes power away from voters and hands it to political parties.“This is not a referendum. This is a coup,” Sullivan says in one video that has almost 27,000 views.A Yes supporter group, Make Every Vote Count, posted on Facebook a lip-synched parody of scenes from the Scottish independence movie Braveheart. In the BraveVote version, actor Mel Gibson urges his rebel warriors to support proportional representation while the British King Edward I warns of the rise of extremism if the first-past-the-post system falls.Black said McCarthy’s humour, speed talking and minimalist approach in the videos likely appeals to young voters.“The benefit of these homemade videos is they lead with their authenticity,” he said. “They lead with their sense of I get you, I understand you, I’m one of you. That plays well in social media.”Black said young voters are more interested in the sense of authenticity and transparency of issues, and McCarthy’s pleas to support electoral reform send a strong message. The message says young voters have the opportunity to change the system, if they turn out to vote, he said.“This is an issue where millennials are in a position to transform the electoral machinery and hence the political and policy environments that they will inherit,” said Black. “That’s a heck of a opportunity for any generation.”McCarthy, who posted blogs in favour of electoral reform during the 2015 federal election campaign, said he supported B.C.’s Greens in the 2017 provincial election but he did not vote for them because they stood no chance of winning in his Vancouver riding.“I felt so voiceless in so many elections,” he said. “This (referendum) means a lot to a lot of people, including myself.” Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgBoth Congress and BJP have finalised the lists of candidates for the 29 seats of Lok Sabha. After the final list, BJP is facing rebellion in at least four constituencies. The four constituencies are Khajuraho, Balaghat, Shadol, and Indore. It was a tough job to select party candidate for Indore which is being represented by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan from 1989. Despite many attempts by party stalwarts like Kailash Vijayvargiya earlier she could not be dislodged. She gained tremendous influence in the party and was awarded the top job of the speaker. The party was trying to find her replacement. After marathon consultations, the party selected Shankar Lalwani for the Indore seat. Also Read – A special kind of bondHe is not a very popular well-known face in Indore. Despite this he was chosen. His choice came as a surprise to many BJP members. His choice has also been opposed by another Sindhi leader. BJP’s choice for Balaghat resulted in a major revolt. The party chose new candidate by dropping the sitting MP Bodh Singh Bhagat. Bhagat publicly opposed denial of ticket to him. Ultimately BJP expelled him from the party. Gyan Singh, sitting MP from Shahdol was also replaced. Surprisingly he was replaced by a leader who contested by election against Gyan Singh as a Congress candidate. Also Read – Insider threat managementFormer Vidyarthi Parishad activist V.D. Sharma was imposed on Khajuraho constituency. Local BJP workers are angry because Sharma was selected despite the fact that he was a rank outsider. Meanwhile, Bhopal constituency has attracted entire nation’s attention. Pragya Thakur was made party member a few hours before the announcement of her name as the party candidate. She filed her nomination on Monday. Before filling her nomination she was vehemently criticised for making highly objectionable remarks against Hemant Karkare, Maharashtra cadre IPS officer who was killed by a terrorist. Pragya claimed that he was killed because she cursed him. After her remarks she was served a notice by the Election Commission asking her to explain her conduct. She did submit her explanation which was not found to be satisfactory. Her remark was criticised by the IPS association and several retired Director Generals of Police. Controversy over Karkare had not yet subsided she made yet another highly provocative comment. Her comment was so serious and objectionable that an FIR was registered on Monday against her. Her comment was “I climbed atop the structure in Ayodhya and am proud to have demolished it”. Bhopal district election officer Sudama Khade said, “The reply filed by Pragya Singh Thakur regarding her remarks about the Ayodhya structure was not found satisfactory. An FIR has been registered against her under Section 188 IPC for poll code violation”. Conviction on this charge can lead to six months in jail or a fine or both. After the back-to-back EC notices, Pragya was advised by her party leaders on Sunday to exercise restraint and not speak on sensitive issues. Sources said that in her reply on the Babri remark, Pragya said that she made the statement when she was “not yet a candidate”. In her reply, she asks: “Whether the (EC) media certification and media monitoring committee is authorised to take cognisance of the statements given by me when I had not filed my nomination. And it should also be apprised that I have not given any statement with the intention of hurting the feelings or instigating rift between people belonging to any caste, religion or community but it expresses the voice of my conscience. Hence I request you to dispose the notice at this level only”. Clearly the district election officer wasn’t convinced. Pragya’s reply to the other EC notice – on her ‘death curse’ remark has been sent to chief electoral officer V L Kantha Rao. She blamed the media for “negatively” presenting her statement. This will be forwarded to the EC office in Delhi. Pragya’s reply on the “karkare curse’ says “I have spoken nothing wrong that could flare communal tension. I did not take any name, nor did I attack anybody on personal issues or raised slogans against anybody. But, the notice served by EC demanded explanation. I would request the EC to append sensitive pamphlets, if any, or any complaint by a political worker against me, with the notice”. She insists she hasn’t said “anything derogatory regarding the martyrdom of any martyr” and urges the EC not to judge her statement “on the basis of one single line”. “The entire statement should be considered for evaluation, I have only narrated the torture that I faced on the instructions of the then Congress government and it is my right to inform people what I had suffered. My statement was reported negatively by media and I also withdrew my statement in respect of public sentiments, hence no action should be taken against me” Pragya said. There is a section of observers who feel that her claim regarding Babri Mosque is false. There are some documents in which 1988 is mentioned as her birth year. If that is so she must have been only four year old in 1992 – the year in which Babri Mosque was demolished.(The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Taroudant, Morocco – The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, is reportedly willing to convert “la Plaza de Toros Monumental de Barcelona” or more shortly “la Monumental,” one of the oldest bullrings in Spain, into a gigantic mosque for $2.99 billion by 2020, according to Spanish website  20minuto.If the city council approves the project, the bullring of Barcelona will be converted into a “40,000-capacity mosque”, which will be the biggest in Europe.While the Balaña group has not yet officially confirmed the reports, it has already agreed the sale, reports 20minuto. If the offer comes to fruition, the mosque will include a 300 meter minaret, a museum of Islamic art and history, and a center for Koranic studies.According to the same source, Barcelona, despite having a large Islamic community, is the only major city in Spain that does not have a mosque.Inaugurated in 1914 with its first bullfights, la Monumental is one of the oldest bullfighting arenas in Spain, with a gigantic building that mixes the Moorish and Byzantine architecture.Despite being a popular sport in Spain, “la corrida de toros” (bullfighting) has been banned in Barcelona after the Parliament of Catalonia passed a bullfighting ban in 2010 that came into force in 2012.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Rabat – The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office declared its rejection of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967. Israel later annexed the territory in 1981 and maintains control over it.“The UK views the Golan Heights as territory occupied by Israel. Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law, including the UN Charter,” read the statement. It continued, “We did not recognise Israel’s annexation in 1981 and have no plans to change our position. Trump tweeted on March 21, “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!”Violation of international law?Along with Russia, the French foreign ministry followed suit in dismissing Trump’s move as a breach of international law.“The recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan, occupied territory, would be contrary to international law, in particular the obligation for states not to recognise an illegal situation,” declared the French foreign ministry. In 1981, Israel passed the Golan Heights Law to annex the area. Israel began establishing settlements on two-thirds of the area in the wake of the Six Day War, also known as Yom Kippur War.However, the United Nation Security Council’s Resolution 497 declared the Israeli move “null and void and without international legal effect.” In a briefing on March 22, the deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, reiterated that the UN’s position is “reflected in the resolutions of the Security Council … Our policies have not changed on that regard.”Dennis Ross, a former director of policy planning in the US State Department, told Israeli news outlet Haaretz that Trump’s call was a “mistake” and would make a peace plan harder to achieve.“I don’t think it will contribute to [the administration’s] desire to present their peace plan. I think it will make it harder for Arab leaders to be responsive,” the outlet quoted Ross. Following Trump’s statement, Israel’s minority Druze community is preparing marches in protest. According to Israeli news outlet 13News, Israel forces, right after Trump’s statement, began preparing for any possible “violent marches.” Israel deployed snipers and riot forces along its borders with Syria to counter any potential demonstrations.In December 2017, President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He also moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018.Read also: US Recognition of Jerusalem: US Embassy in Morocco Warns Americans of Potential ‘Violent Protests’ read more

first_imgLate last week, the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE office announced with great fanfare that they had seized a multitude of domains that were responsible for distributing counterfeit goods and child pornography over the Internet. Seems pretty good, right? Unfortunately, over 84,000 of the sites grabbed by ICE had absolutely no link to child pornography or counterfeit goods at all. Nice one, guys.Here’s what happened. As part of the absurdly titled “Operation Save Our Children,” ICE’s Cyber Crimes Center seized several high-level domain names they allege were distrubuting kiddy porn and illegal goods. Unfortunately, one of those high-level domains was a free DNS provider… and host to over 84,000 websites. Consequently, those 84,000 domains were summarily shut down, their owners accused of child pornography crimes.When afflicted site owners logged into their domains last Friday, this was the message that was waiting for them.“Advertisement, distribution, transportation, receipt, and possession of child pornography constitute federal crimes that carry penalties for first time offenders of up to 30 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, forfeiture and restitution.” The domain in question is called mooo.com, and is actually owned by DNS provider FreeDNS, one of the world’s most popular. FreeDNS quickly reacted with a statement.“Freedns.afraid.org has never allowed this type of abuse of its DNS service. We are working to get the issue sorted as quickly as possible,” they said on their website.How did a mistake like this happen? It appears to be purely clerical, with mooo.com mistakenly placed on the list. The error was mistaken on Sunday, but not before visitors to over 84,000 websites were told that the owner of that site was a child pornographer… a rather slanderous mistake that might open the door for a federal lawsuit or two.Read more at Torrent Freaklast_img read more

first_imgInternet Explorer 11 is expected to arrive this year alongside the Windows 8.1 (previously referred to as Windows Blue) update. The jump from IE10 to IE11 is Microsoft’s quickest ever, but that doesn’t mean the new browser will be short on new features. With an early build of Windows 8.1 making the rounds on torrent sites, it’s already possible to take a look at some of the new functionality.The Modern (you know, Metro) version of IE11 features several welcome updates. For starters, the  SkyDrive-powered browser synchronization now supports your active tabs — just like Chrome and Firefox do. That makes it a snap to restart your browsing session on another Windows 8 machine when you get bumped off, say, the living room HTPC. Sign in with your Windows ID elsewhere and you can pick up where you left off.IE11 also introduces a download manager in Modern mode. Just like on the desktop, it provides quick access to your download history and to the folder where your files are being saved. Clicking one, however, will spawn a Windows Explorer pane on the desktop since there’s not a Modern file manager in Windows 8.1 just yet.The desktop browser hasn’t been left out, either. It’s pretty much identical to IE10 so far, but there’s one important change. IE11 on the desktop supports the same touch navigation features as its Windows 8 modern/Metro counterpart. That uniformity is welcome, and it’ll help prevent frustration for users who flip back and forth between the two interfaces.Other changes will affect both versions. WebGL support should finally arrive in IE11, now that those security issues that were troubling Microsoft have been sorted out. It stands to reason that tab sync will work on both the desktop and Modern versions, too.All in all, IE11 looks like another step in the right direction from Microsoft. It’s further proof that the company wants to leave those troubling memories of IE6 far behind. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Internet Explorer 11Internet Explorer 11IE11 Synced TabsIE11 Download ManagerIE11 WebGLAdmittedly, this one’s ‘shopped. WebGL support is coming, though.last_img read more

first_imgUn problème de vidéo sur la Xbox 360Microsoft a confirmé la chose: il y a bien un souci concernant la lecture des vidéos sur le nouveau Dashboard de sa console.La Xbox 360 connait des jours heureux depuis l’arrivée du Kinect, qui a largement contribué à redorer le blason de la console de Microsoft. Reconnaissance des mouvements, commandes vocales pendant les jeux et même sur l’interface du Xbox Live, où il est également possible bénéficier de nombreux services, notamment la VOD.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Le problème qui est apparu alors, touche essentiellement la qualité des vidéos 720p qui serait moindre par rapport à l’ancienne version de l’interface. Les utilisateurs qui ont l’habitude de regarder des films via ce service ont du être surpris de voir des couleurs fades sur leur téléviseur. Il semblerait, selon Larry Hryb de Microsoft, que le géant américain était déjà au courant du défaut de sa nouvelle version, et préparerait une mise à jour correctionnelle pour bientôt. Mais, au-delà des problèmes de couleur, un autre souci faisant passer la vidéo 1080p en 720p serait apparu…Reste à savoir si Microsoft va également corriger ce point dans sa mise à jour.Le 22 janvier 2012 à 12:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgCAMAS — Art that’s inspired by a good book can be interesting.In Meg Wolitzer’s celebrated 2013 novel, “The Interestings,” a gaggle of teenagers at a summer arts camp bond together in that amazingly intense way that only summer campers can. Love, rivalry, hero worship and enduring dreams for the future all sprout. So do years of unexpected consequences and soul-searching about what it means to be ordinary versus what it means to be special and truly “interesting.”The Camas Public Library’s bimonthy Book-to-Art club is special and interesting. Its mission is not just to get people reading and talking — it’s also to get them creating. It was started by librarian Judy Wile, who has run a monthly “Saturday Adult Craft-o-Rama” at the library for years. In that group, Wile selects a project and everybody tries it.But Wile recently stumbled upon another inspiration: The Library-as-Incubator Project, hatched by some creative library-science teachers and students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The idea is to generate creative partnerships between libraries and artists. Wile adopted one of Library-as-Incubator’s many online suggestions for Camas: a book discussion group that generates artistic reactions as well as conversation. Readers do their artwork at home and bring it in to share.Love it, hate itAnybody who’s ever been in a book group knows that somebody’s going to fall in love with it while somebody else inevitably wonders, who chose this dog?Wolitzer’s dense 2013 novel about summer camp and its lifelong aftermath found both fans and shrugs in the Camas group, which spent about an hour on a Thursday evening in late March batting around the characters’ choices, motives and outcomes.last_img read more

first_imgAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Antonio Adan insists he’s focusing on the positives after the team’s 1-1 draw at Girona in the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.The former Real Betis shot-stopper was partly at fault as Los Rojiblancos wasted a one-goal lead away at Girona, after Adan’s unsuccessful attempt at saving Choco Lozano’s goal.“It was a ball that was difficult to deal with because of the wind,” Adan said, according to Marca.“In the last 20 minutes of the first half it was complicated by the wind.”“They put in several crosses and it was unfortunate.”Despite the second leg coming at the Wanda Metropolitano, Diego Simeone’s side will be disappointed not to have taken a win back to Madrid, but the Adan disagrees.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“It is positive because it gives us an advantage in the second leg,” he added.“Obviously we wanted more, especially because of how we started the game.”“It leaves a bittersweet taste, but we take an advantage back with us.”“It’s a tough team and a difficult stadium,” he said of Girona.“We knew it and we prepared for it.”“It’s good that it is a two-legged tie and now we can play in our home stadium and we have to win.”last_img read more

first_imgSgt. Cushman: “We find people who have a warrant and when we go to contact them they are sometimes in the act of committing another crime.” According to Sergeant Paul Cushman with KPD they noticed an influx of ‘failure to appear’ arrests since the first of the year: “We have seen an increase in our warrant arrests, many of those related to failure to appear for their court dates. We don’t have statistical information to say that it’s directly related to any new legislation, but they have seemed to coincide timing wise.” On February 17, KPD reported four separate arrests where they were dispatched to a crime in progress and ultimately arrested individuals at the scene with outstanding warrants. Sgt. Cushman: “Certainly there are a lot more people being released without a bail, and are essentially just given a court date, and are released after being arrested. So, rather than being held in jail until their court date they are being released, and then obviously not showing up “failing to appear” and so warrants are issued for their arrests.” The purpose of the program is to use a data-based, validated risk assessment took to make a recommendation to the court on conditions of release. The recommendation is based on two factors: the likelihood that the defendant will attend their court hearings and the likelihood that they defendant will engage in new criminal activity if released. But, ultimately, the decision is up to the judge.center_img Prior to the creation of the pretrial supervision program some defendants were already being released into the community, on bail, while they waited for a resolution of their case. But others who couldn’t afford bail were kept in custody. A Department of Corrections spokesperson told KTVA-TV that there were more than 300 individuals on pretrial supervision throughout the state, and 24 outstanding warrants for defendants who violated conditions of pre-trial release. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on February 22nd, 2018 at 05:18 amThe Kenai Police Department has noticed an increase in ‘failure to appear’ related arrests following recent legislation that was written into the criminal justice reform bill Senate Bill 91, that launched the establishment of the Pre-trial Enforcement Division. The pre-trial enforcement or supervision program went into effect at the beginning of this year, which makes computer-generated determinations of suspects’ flight and recidivism risks which then factor into judges’ bail decisions.last_img read more

first_img CES 2019 40 Photos 0 Share your voice See all the best laptops from CES 2019 Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Laptopscenter_img Sarah Tew/CNET Having unveiled a handful of head-turning laptops at CES on Sunday — including the monstrous ROG Mothership and the ultra-thin ZenBook S13 — Asus kicked things off early on Monday by introducing a new convertible Chromebook. The Flip C434, starting at $569, replaces the company’s Chromebook C302 — a breakout hit that’s currently the top-ranked bestseller in Amazon’s two-in-one category. Asus claims that, despite its popularity, the Chromebook C302 was due for an update. The new model takes a few aesthetic departures from its predecessor, shifting away from the C302’s two-tone black and silver to a more uniform brushed aluminum design. Asus has also bumped up the screen size: Now you get a 14-inch FHD display that’s surrounded by relatively thin bezels — a pervasive feature of Asus laptops at CES this year. Accordingly, the Flip C434 is a bit heftier than the C302, weighing in at 3.2 pounds.04-asus-chromebook-c434 Sarah Tew/CNET But the biggest changes are on the inside: the Flip C434 has twice as much RAM and storage as its predecessor and way more powerful processor options, including Intel’s Core i7-8500Y. Here’s a rundown of all the specs:Google Chrome OS14-inch FHD display with NanoEdge 5mm bezels Ergolift hingeIntel Core i7-8500YUp to 8GB of LPDDR3 RAMUp to 128GB eMMC (plus microSD support for 2TB of additional storage)Two USB-C, one USB-ADual-band 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.015.7mm thick chassisWeighs 3.2 pounds (1.45kg) Over the past few months, I’ve seen some highly capable, Google-powered two-in-one laptops in the $500 to $600 range — including the Acer Spin Chromebook 13 and HP Chromebook x2. The Flip C434 may well join those two in showing just how far the Chromebook category has come. Asus’s Monday Chromebook announcement also included four other models designed expressly for the classroom: Chromebook Tablet CT100, which features a 9.7-inch QXGA touchscreen Chromebook C204, an 11.6-inch clamshell model, and the Chromebook Flip C214, its rugged convertible counterpartChromebook C403, a 14-inch clamshell The company did not announce pricing or availability for any of them. 1:47 Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Asus says the ZenBook S13 has the slimmest bezels of… CES Products Acer Asus Chrome OS HP Intellast_img read more

first_imgGVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd said Monday that it would sell 33 percent stake in Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to Fairfax Holdings Corporation and FairFax Financial Holdings limited. The deal is valued at Rs 2,149 crore and is expected to be completed by mid 2016. GVK will reduce its debt by Rs 2,000 crore and would reportedly save interest cost of Rs 300 core every year, the company said in a statement. Following the announcement, GVK stock closed up 6.28 percent at Rs 7.11 in trading Monday. During the day, it had gone up by 10.3 percent once as the broader markets continued to trade dep in red. GVK Airport Developers, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GVK Power and Infrastructure, had started a financing process last year, in a bid to reduce its debt to its lenders. The company received multiple offers, from which FairFax group was reportedly selected.”This is an important and successful milestone in deleveraging our balance sheet, and all proceeds from this stake sale shall be used to bring down our debt obligations to our lenders. We chose FairFax as a partner in BIAL as we have long standing relationship with its chairman Mr. Prem Watsa and we look forward to partnering with them in developing Kempegowda International Airport through its next stage of expansion as we develop a new world-class Terminal 2 and a new runway,” the company said in the statement. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch are the financial advisors to GVK and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is its legal advisor. Bangalore International Airport handled 17.3 million passengers during the period between April 2015 and February 2016. It marked an increase of 22.6 percent over 14.1 million passengers who arrived or departed from the airport during the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

first_imgInvestor accounts held with the two depository participants in India stood at 2.65 crore as of September 30, 2016. Based on the number of accounts held at the end of February this year — 2.50 crore — it marks an increase of 15 lakh accounts in seven months as against 18.64 lakh accounts added between February 2015 and 2016.While the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) had 1.50 crore investor accounts, the number was 1.15 crore with the Central Depository Services (India) Limited, or CDSL, as of September 30, 2016.CDSL is promoted by the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which holds 54.20 percent stake in the depository, and other investors that include HDFC Bank, State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India and Canara Bank. On the other hand, NSDL promoters include the National Stock Exchange (NSE), IDBI Bank and SUUTI.The past few months have seen an improvement in market sentiments bringing a flurry of initial public offerings (IPOs) that augur well for more investors opening demat accounts.Some of the prominent IPOs to hit the primary market in the recent past include Endurance Technologies, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, L&T Technology Services, Mahanagar Gas, RBL Bank and GNA Axles.On Friday, The BSE Sensex closed 45 points lower at 28,061, while the NSE Nifty ended 12 points down at 8,698. Top BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty losers included Asian Paints, Cipla, Infosys, HDFC, Bharti Airtel and Eicher Motors.Stocks that hit new 52-week-high on Friday included Sun TV Network, GSFC, MRPL, HPCL, IOC, South Indian Bank, NMDC and TVS Motor Co.The market capitalisation of the BSE on Friday was Rs. 1,13,37,348 crore.last_img read more

first_imgIndia vs West Indies clashJewel Samad/AFP/Getty ImagesRain has been playing a spoilsport throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and now the India-West Indies clash of the league stage of the tournament, slated to take place on June 27 at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester may get hampered by showers also.It has been drizzling in Manchester from Sunday evening continuously and the weather worsened on Tuesday. It rained all day without a break on Tuesday which forced the Indian team to practice indoors and miss another round of outdoor training ahead of the clash.The local met office issued a warning before, forecasting heavy rains and flooding on Tuesday. But much to the joy of the Indian and West Indian fans the weather forecast on match day, till now, looks good. According to the met office forecast, the next two days will be better and there will be no rain. India are currently placed third on the league table of the tournament with four wins out of five fixtures. Their match against New Zealand was washed out due to rain. On the other hand, West Indies are placed eight on the table and are out of the tournament. They have won only one match and lost four out of six fixtures whereas one of their matches was also washed out due to rain. The Men in Blue, considering the form they are having in the competition, definitely have an upper hand over the Caribbean side but they almost faced a major setback in their previous match against Afghanistan. India’s batting performance in the previous match was poor, especially players like MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav wasted a lot of deliveries towards the end of the innings. These could have resulted in a shocking defeat at the hands of the minnows. West Indies will be looking forward to giving some consolation to the people of their region as they are already out of the running and have nothing to lose. The Virat Kohli led side will look forward to win the match and seal the semi-final birth on Thursday itself.last_img read more