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Apple will support media literacy in US Europe


first_imgSan Francisco: Apple has announced a new initiative in support of non-profit organisations in the US and Europe that offer un-biased, independent media literacy programmes. To advance their efforts in empowering young minds, Apple will support the US-based News Literacy Project (NLP) and Common Sense organisations, along with the Italy-based Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, the company said in a blog-post on Wednesday. “News literacy is vital to sustaining a free press and thriving democracy, and we are proud to be collaborating with organisations on the front lines of this effort,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Cook acknowledged the work being done by these organisations in empowering young people to be active and engaged citizens. “Apple News is committed to presenting quality journalism from trusted sources,” said Lauren Kern, Editor-In-Chief of Apple News. “We’re thrilled that Apple is supporting these important organizations to train the next generation on how to seek out accurate and reliable information amid an increasingly complicated news landscape.”last_img read more


Thursdays Daily Brief impact of bad working conditions Syria and Libya humanitarian


In the past five years of raging conflict in South Sudan, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the non-profit Save the Children, and other partners, have successfully reunited 6,000 children with their families after years of separation due to conflict.  A young 17-year-old teenager was reunited with her parents and her four siblings in Bentiu on Wednesday. She was the 6,000th child to be reunified. During an armed attack in Bor in 2014, her family members all ran in different directions and they hadn’t seen each other since then. Since war broke out in December 2013, more than four million people have been uprooted and thousands of children separated from their caregivers across the country. Today, almost 8,000 children in South Sudan are still missing or remain separated, in urgent need of family tracing. Separated and unaccompanied children are more susceptible to violence, abuse and exploitation, which makes returning them to their parents an urgent priority for child protection organisations.The peace agreement signed in September 2018 has prompted refugees returning to South Sudan from neighboring countries and given access to areas previously inaccessible. If the peace holds, this can provide an opportunity to step up family tracing and reunification efforts, provided that adequate funding for the programme is secured. The UN’s relief chief, Mark Lowcock, allocated on Friday $2 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide life-saving assistance to civilians caught up in the escalating fighting in Libya, including vulnerable migrants and refugees.”I am deeply concerned by the escalation of fighting in Libya. In the past 24 hours, Tripoli witnessed the worst violence against civilians since 2014, with several densely populated neighbourhoods hit by indiscriminate shelling,” said Lowcock. “The impact of explosive weapons in populated areas is devastating. I urge all parties to refrain from the use of weapons that put more civilian lives and infrastructure at risk.”According to the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA), 74 civilian casualties have been verified since the start of the current hostilities, including 18 deaths, over the past two weeks. First responders and medical staff doing their jobs have been among the casualties.”The CERF funds will help hospitals and health clinics attending to the injured immediately get the emergency medical supplies they need, including surgical and trauma kits. The money will also allow aid agencies to provide food and relief items to displaced people and support the safe relocation of vulnerable migrants and refugees from detention centres in areas where airstrikes have been reported.”UN human rights chief alarmed at mass terrorism trial in Bahrain, revoking citizenship  The UN human rights chief expressed alarm on Thursday at a decision by a court in Bahrain to revoke the nationalities of 138 people, following a mass terrorism trial. High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, said her office (OHCHR) also had “serious concerns” that the court proceedings failed to comply with “international fair trial standards” as many of the defendants were tried in absentia. The 138 Bahrainis were all sentenced on Tuesday to between three years and life in prison, in addition to fines of up to $265,000. All but one of the convicted men had their nationality revoked, bringing the total who have had lost their citizenship status since 2012, to about 980, said OHCHR. “The UN Human Rights Office has long urged Bahrain to bring its overly broad counter-terrorism and counter-extremism legislation in line with its international human rights obligations”, said Ms. Bachelet. This week’s convictions, she added, “give rise to serious concerns about the application of the law, particularly through a mass trial that reportedly lacked the procedural safeguards necessary to ensure a fair trial.” Arbitrary deprivation of nationality, put the individuals concerned and their family members at increased risk of human rights violations, said Ms. Bachelet. In five years, 6,000 children reunified with their families in South Sudan Stress, excessively-long working hours and disease, contribute to the deaths of nearly 2.8 million workers every year, while an additional 374 million people get injured or fall ill because of their jobs, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Thursday.In a new report underlining ILO’s message that no paid work should threaten your wellbeing, your safety or your life, the agency identifies several new or existing occupational risks of growing concern, that affect women more than men.These include modern working practices overall, world population growth, increased digital connectivity and climate change, which are believed to account for losses of almost four per cent of the global economy.More about the report here.‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless “foreign children” at a camp for the displaced, in north-east Syria, a top UN official said on Thursday.Panos Moumtzis, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis made the “special plea” to journalists in Geneva, noting that 75,000 people now shelter in Al Hol camp, after fleeing ISIL extremists.The whole story here.Libya: as death toll and humanitarian needs rise, UN releases $2 million for life-saving aid Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to 2.8 million workers’ deaths per year, reports UN labour agency read more


Senior Technical Manager – Powertrain Fuels and Research


To develop and manage SMMT’s Technical Testing and Research Programme in support of SMMT’s technical, regulatory and policy agenda, developing SMMT’s expertise and technical evidence base.To provide accurate and effective advice, briefing and support to senior management, colleagues and members on lead dossiers and responsibilities and other projects as required.Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Professional engineer with a degree in Automotive Engineering and Chartered Engineer status (or willingness/working towards to). Other relevant engineering degrees (eg fuels, aerospace, marine, mechanical) will be considered subject to proven experience in powertrain technology, fuels and/or technical regulations.Proven professional experience in automotive industry or relevant government departments, agencies or sister industries. This should include regulatory experience, practical engineering, project management and supervisory positions.Good knowledge of the global regulatory framework for motor vehicles, experience in technical legislation and processes and awareness of current automotive issues. Able to interpret, provide guidance on requirements and shape regulatory content, policy and strategy. High awareness of the commercial and engineering context in automotive desirable.Highly motivated team player with the drive and ability to lead across diverse teams, projects and issues, continuously challenging and developing self and able to motivate and inspire others. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to form trusting working relationships with members, government, stakeholders and colleagues.Excellent communicator (written, verbal and presentational), clear, diplomatic and able to adapt to relevant context and audience. Able to command authority in technical, legal, political discussions, provide accurate and succinct briefings to senior executives, and communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences. Competent in the use of information and communication technology commensurate with duties.Good project management and organisational skills. Ability to multi-task, respond flexibly to needs of business and SMMT members, and self organise work effectively on different projects and issues, follow and deliver on SMMT internal processes and timelines.Willingness to undertake regular travel, both in the UK and Europe, to attend meetings and conferences. Main duties include:As SMMT technical specialist on powertrains, fuels and noise within the Environment Team to provide influential expertise on core dossiers and lead related SMMT regulatory work at UK, EU and UN level, supporting departmental objectives and services and SMMT business strategy.To provide the secretariat to the relevant SMMT Committees/Working Groups and component efficiency. Pro-actively manage their agendas, papers and activities and deliver key actions arising, working with committee/working group members, SMMT colleagues, government and other stakeholders.To develop and project manage a prioritised SMMT Technical Testing and Research Programme in support of SMMT’s technical, regulatory and policy agenda, seeking input on priorities from lead SMMT technical committees and working with SMMT technical, environmental and policy teams to ensure programmes aligns with the wider SMMT priorities.To liaise and consult with member companies, government and key stakeholder on all relevant subjects and documents, to solicit member input to create an evidence base and draft influential SMMT proposals, positions, responses, papers and presentations as required.To represent SMMT/UK views at/to meetings of relevant industry, governmental and standardisation organisations in the UK, EU and globally and influence the work of relevant organisations’ working groups as appropriate.To provide regular technical information/circulars, briefing and support for members, SMMT colleagues and relevant SMMT committees and trade sections as requiredTo deal with technical and legislative enquiries from industry, the public, and outside organisations in a professional mannerTo liaise with other teams in the Department and other SMMT departments on technical mattersTo prepare succinct and clear briefing papers, slides and materials for senior managementTo keep abreast of legal, technical, policy and other developments in relevant fieldsTo maintain the appropriate records and filesTo undertake any other duties or projects as directedSalary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).Deadline for Applications:14 August 2015Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail jobsweb@smmt.co.uk with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Purpose of the Post:To lead as SMMT technical specialist for powertrains, fuels and noise on regulations, standards, government policy and strategy in all relevant technical areas for the UK automotive industry, developing SMMT views and positions working with member companies, colleagues and stakeholders, and representing SMMT members’ views to government and other stakeholders at UK, EU and UN level.Lead dossiers include but are not limited to:Powertrain technologies – advanced gasoline and diesel, alternative fuels, high-efficiency transmissions and electrified drivetrainsEmissions – On/off highway regulated emissions including after-treatment systemsTest procedures for determining regulated emissions, drive-by noise and component efficiencyFuels – alternative and advanced fuels, standards, policy & strategy read more


Celebrities help raise funds for disabled teenagers stolen voice machine


first_imgMiya is able to speak to her parents by looking at pictures on the screen, which then tracks her eye movements. He explained: “It’s called an accent 1400, it’s called an eye gaze, she looks at the pictures and that’ll speak for her – if it’s a picture of her mum it’ll say mum. “It’s got little interactive cartoons, it helps her be active with her brain.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. So a very kind gentleman has set a go fund me up. If the amount is raised and the machine is not returned it will obviously and firstly go to replacing the eyegaze. Anything left I would like to donate to @CHSW which is a kids hospice that takes of sick and dying kids like miya https://t.co/zgoS7O4wsa— RIP Sir Bobby Robson (@PJ_NUFC) January 11, 2018 The little star in question, oblivious to the tremendous support, but eternally grateful!!! #getmiyasvoiceback pic.twitter.com/Surf7h1Vpm— RIP Sir Bobby Robson (@PJ_NUFC) January 11, 2018 Any extra money raised will go to a hospice for sick and dying children, he said.Mr Johnson, who is a business analyst, told The Telegraph: ” I just put it on Twitter – I don’t have thousands of followers – I was just hoping that word would get spread.”I didn’t think it would be shared as much as it did. Alan Shearer posted it to his followers and sent me a message!” A fundraising campaign set up in support of a 16-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, who had her speech machine stolen, has raised enough money to buy a new one.Miya Thirlby’s specially-programmed machine, called a liberator accent 100, costs £6,000 and took the family six months to acquire and program three years ago. Without it, she cannot speak.Her family didn’t want to ask for money as they had to fundraise for six months in order to buy the first speech machine, and they were waiting for the stolen one to be found or returned.However, supporters wanting her to be able to communicate with her family as soon as possible have dug deep to raise the required money for a new one.Celebrities including Paul Gascoigne, Alan Shearer and Dawn French supported the campaign to help Ms Thirlby, and Gascoigne donated £1,000 to the appeal. The original tweet has now been shared more than 65,000 times.Her father, Paul Johnson, said he was shocked by all the support he received.He tweeted: “Thank you to everyone who has donated, no matter how big or small. The thoughtfulness of everyone, has been overwhelming. Thank you @Twitey2011 for starting this!! You deserve a medal my friend!!!”last_img read more


WICB announces 13man squad for 1st and 2nd ODIs


Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related The West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Selection Panel has announced the 13-man squad for the first and second matches of the ODI Series against Pakistan in the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup.The matches will be played at the Guyana National Stadium. First ball in all matches is 9:30amFULL SQUAD (with shirt numbers)Jason Holder (Captain)Devendra BishooJonathan CarterMiguel CumminsShannon GabrielShai HopeAlzarri JosephEvin LewisJason MohammedAshley NurseKieran PowellRovman PowellChadwick WaltonMATCH SCHEDULEFriday, April 7: 1st ODI – Guyana National Stadium, GuyanaSunday, April 9: 2nd ODI – Guyana National StadiumTuesday, April 11: 3rd ODI – Guyana National Stadium read more


Vladica Stojanovic ended his career


← Previous Story Cecilia Leganger in Larvik! Next Story → Olafur Stefansson is missing pre-season period A shocking news from Serbia. One of the best playmakers in Handball Bundesliga during last few seasons, Vladica Stojanovic (29) decided to end his career! Very talented player had a lot of problems with knee injury during years and probably they stopped him to make even better career. Vladica Stojanovic is born in Belgrade, Serbia at 14. june 1981. He played for Partizan, Crvena zvezda, Spanish Bidasoa Irun, German Melsungen and French Touluse, where he finished last season. Transfer to Romanian Constanta was planned but obviosly, Stojanovic will stay in Belgrade and begin with private bussines.


Brand named 15 players for crucial matches with Iceland


German handball national teamHeiner Brand Coach of German national team, Heiner Brand has chosen 15 players for upcoming matches with Iceland (9th and 13th March) in the qualification for EURO 2012. After openning draw at home with Austria and win over Latvia, Germany needs points in away matches, if one of the TOP handball nations wants to take last train for EURO 2012 and Olympic Games 2012 tournament as well.Goalkeepers:Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin, 57 Einsätze/0 Tore)Carsten Lichtlein (TBV Lemgo, 130/1)Players:Christian Sprenger (THW Kiel, 75/158)Patrick Groetzki (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 22/33)Adrian Pfahl (VfL Gummersbach, 18/52)Holger Glandorf (TBV Lemgo, 138/494)Steffen Weinhold (TV Großwallstadt, 17/27)Michael Haaß (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 76/105)Michael Kraus (HSV Hamburg,111/363)Pascal Hens (HSV Hamburg, 184/536)Lars Kaufmann (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 108/271)Sven-Sören Christophersen (Füchse Berlin, 54/78)Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 54/176)Dominik Klein (THW Kiel, 128/242)Sebastian Preiß (TBV Lemgo, 141/350)Jacob Heinl (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 20/27)Oliver Roggisch (Rhein- Neckar Löwen, 154/29) ← Previous Story EHF thinks about “technological solutions” for last moments Next Story → Oltchim without Neagu at least for a month! read more


Serbian Eagles made an Official Song Video for the EHF EURO 2012


EHF EURO 2012Serbian handballSerbian handball team ← Previous Story 20 Years of the EHF Next Story → Men’s EHF CL (Round 5): Veszprem and Madrid too strong in Berlin and Kielce Serbian National Team was really busy during the “Cup Nation” at the beginning of November. They played three games in four days against Hungary 25:32, Croatia 22:20 and Czech Republic 23:24 and had a lot of other duties according to promo campaign of the EHF EURO 2012 as a host Team.“Eagles” were the main actors of Video for the Official EHF EURO 2012 Song “Never Forget”. Video Spot was made in the “Pionir” hall in Belgrade, where the EHF EURO 2012 Preliminary Round will take place.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFFG0rnVtuU&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]Serbia will play in the Preliminary Round with Slovakia, Poland and Denmark. read more


Less than €2 extra per week for unemployed parents on Gateway scheme


first_imgUpdated 13 March, 8.25amMANY PARENTS ON the government’s controversial Gateway scheme stand to make significantly less than the €20 extra on top of their dole payment that has been stated publicly by ministers.The Gateway scheme involves the long-term unemployed being put on some 3,000 placements in local authorities where they will work on average 19.5 hours a week for €20 extra on top of their dole payment, subject to a minimum payment of €208 per week.However, an adult who is married or cohabiting and has two children will take home only €4.30 extra when PRSI at 4 per cent on all income is applied to their jobseekers’ allowance combined with their Gateway top-up. While an adult in the same situation with four children will take home less than €2 extra when PRSI is applied.In cases where a cohabiting parent on the scheme has six children they will actually take home just under 50 cent less than they would if they were not on the scheme. This is according to figures from the Department of Social Protection provided to the Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.Sinn Féin has tabled a private members’ motion in the Dáil this week calling for Gateway to be scrapped. Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said that likening councils to “slave sweat shops is a total insult to the reality of local authorities”.This table, provided to Sinn Féin by the Department of Social Protection, shows how Gateway participants who are married or cohabiting and have children stand to make €5.50 or less on top of their jobseekers’ payment, and not €20: (Note: Column one denotes household size i.e. a man with a wife/cohabiting partner and one child. Column two is the Jobseekers Allowance payment rate, including increases for qualified adults and children that person receives before Gateway)Department of Social Protection responseThe types of projects to be worked on under Gateway include: village enhancement schemes, landscaping, working in libraries and the control of animals. Those that refuse to take part may have their social welfare cut or cut-off.The Department of Social Protection has said that the scheme is intended to assist the personal and social development of participants by providing short-term work opportunities with the objective of “bridging the gap between unemployment and re-entering the workforce”.In a statement this evening, the Department said that the income under the Gateway scheme “is treated in the same manner as earnings from employment for PRSI purposes and accordingly is subject to Class A PRSI”.“Therefore participants on these schemes, similar to other private sector employees who pay Class A, can establish entitlement to the full range of short term benefits including jobseeker’s benefit, illness benefit, and maternity benefit and to long term benefits including State Pension.“In Budget 2013 the weekly PRSI-free allowance of €127 was abolished for all Class A contributors. This measure had no impact on Class A contributors who do not pay PRSI where their earnings are less than €352 per week. For those earning in excess of €352 per week and paying PRSI at 4%, this increased the weekly PRSI charge by €5.08.“This affected all Class A contributors who were paying 4% PRSI on their earnings. It also affected participants on the Gateway scheme whose income is treated as earnings for PRSI, in the same manner as it impacted the earnings of employees.“Any proposal to re-introduce the PRSI-free allowance to address this issue would reduce income to the Social Insurance Fund and could only be considered in a Budgetary context.”First published 19.57pm on 12 March Bruton on Gateway: ‘Calling councils slave sweat shops is a total insult’last_img read more


Ada Nicodemou returns to work


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Home and Away star, Ada Nicodemou has returned to the set of the Seven Network soap, and is said to be “doing well”.The Greek Australian star also made her first public appearance since the stillbirth of her second child. A little over a month has past since the tragedy and Ms Nicodemou made the brave decision to attend an event this week celebrating 225 years of Pears skincare products.She mingled and was a gracious guest, taking her role as brand ambassador seriously.On the set of Home and Away, where she is reprising her role as Leah Patterson-Baker, Nicodemou is embracing the busy schedule.“I’m back at Home and Away, I’m back, I’m working, so that keeps me really, really busy,” Nicodemou said to Confidential last week. “And you know, running after a two-year-old (her elder son Johnas), so there’s never a free moment.”Nicodemou and husband Chris Xipolitas got married in 2007 and had their first son in 2011 after trying through IVF for almost a year. last_img read more


La Roumanie lance la construction du plus grand parc éolien du monde


first_imgLa Roumanie lance la construction du plus grand parc éolien du mondeMercredi, la construction d’un parc éolien a été lancée dans le sud-est de la Roumanie. Porté par Iberdrola Renovables, la filiale spécialisée dans l’énergie renouvelable du groupe espagnol Iberdrola, ce projet deviendra le plus grand au monde. Le chantier a été lancé dans la région de Dobroudja, près de la mer Noire. Comme le rapporte le site du Figaro, le parc devrait offrir à terme, en 2017, une capacité de 1.500 MW. Un projet dont le coût total est estimé à deux milliards d’euros, et qui est le premier mené en Roumanie par le groupe espagnol.À lire aussiL’Ukraine veut transformer Tchernobyl en une gigantesque ferme solaireDès la fin de l’année, les premières turbines devraient fonctionner. “Il s’agit de la première phase de ce projet, le plus ambitieux au monde en termes d’énergie renouvelable”, se félicite Iberdrola Renovables, leader mondial de l’énergie renouvelable, dans un communiqué. Le parc éolien devrait fournir l’électricité d’un million de foyers, engendrant ainsi une réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre de quelque 1,25 million de tonnes, précise le groupe qui a déjà construit plusieurs parc en Europe centrale et de l’est, en Pologne, en Hongrie, en Estonie et en Bulgarie.Plusieurs compagnies s’intéressent de plus en plus aux vents roumains. A ce jour le pays dispose d’une puissance installée d’énergie éolienne de moins de 500 MW. Pourtant, les experts estiment à 14.000 MW le potentiel de la Roumanie.Le 26 mars 2011 à 15:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Stress tests nucléaires Bruxelles dément avoir conclu des accords


first_imgStress tests nucléaires : Bruxelles dément avoir conclu des accords La Commission européenne dément s’être mis d’accord avec le groupe des autorités nationales de régulation (Ensreg) concernant les tests de résistance auxquels doivent être soumis les 143 réacteurs nucléaires européens en activité. Pourtant, de leur côté, les experts indiquent dans un texte qui a été mis au point vendredi dernier qu’un accord a été conclu.   Selon le texte rédigé par les experts de l’Ensreg, les tests de résistance auxquels doivent être soumis les 143 réacteurs nucléaires européens en activité devraient démarrer le 1er juin prochain. Ils prendraient en compte les risques de tremblement de terre, d’inondation et “les conséquences de tout autre évènement” susceptible d’affecter les fonctions de sécurité des installations, à savoir les ruptures d’alimentation électrique et les erreurs de gestion.  À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéLe document que s’est procuré Le Monde indique que des “scénarios extrêmes” ont également été retenus. Les tests doivent permettre d’évaluer comment seraient assurés les contrôles de radioactivité, le refroidissement du combustible et le confinement du réacteur en cas de problème. De plus, le texte détaille les procédures et mesure à mettre en œuvre, ainsi que la manière dont ces mesures préventives et “d’atténuation” des dommages doivent être appliquées.  En principe, les rapports sur les tests  devraient être établis de façon à pouvoir être présentés au sommet européen du 9 décembre prochain. Les compte-rendus définitifs seraient rédigés pour juin 2012. Le document insiste sur le fait que les critères d’évaluation ont été élaborés par l’Association des responsables de la sûreté nucléaire d’Europe de l’Ouest (Wenra), association qui regroupe les représentants des 14 pays européens qui utilisent l’énergie nucléaire.   Toutefois, jeudi 12, le responsable chrétien démocrate allemand Gunther Oettinger avait fait publier un communiqué indiquant qu’aucun accord n’avait pu être conclu. Il annonçait que les discussions ne reprendraient qu’aujourd’hui, mercredi 18 mai, à Prague. En effet, il souhaitait que soient également pris en compte dans les tests les actes terroristes, les attaques informatiques et les chutes d’avion, éléments qui ne figurent pas dans le document de l’Ensreg. Les 25 experts ont jugé que les actes de malveillance ou le terrorisme ne relevaient pas de leur compétence et suggèrent que soit constitué un “groupe de travail spécifique” qui statuerait sur ces question. Reste à savoir si le commissaire Oettinger sera satisfait de cette issue.            Le 18 mai 2011 à 16:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


La première photographie des ondes électromagnétiques


first_imgLa première photographie des ondes électromagnétiquesDes chercheurs français ont réussi à mettre au point un procédé permettant de prendre en photo les ondes électromagnétiques qui nous entourent.Les chercheurs de l’Onera ont réussi à mettre au point un système qui pourrait bien répondre à toutes les polémiques et inquiétudes qui entourent les ondes électromagnétiques. Il faut dire qu’avec la prolifération des terminaux mobile équipés de la 3G et du WiFi, des réseaux Internet à domicile ou encore des micro-ondes, ces fameuses ondes électromagnétiques sont présentes dans notre quotidien. L’Onera, centre français de recherches aérospatiales situé à Toulouse, a ainsi mis au point un moyen de les photographier, après 20 ans de recherche et 5 ans de développement explique 24 Matins.  À lire aussiiPhone 5 Sosh : la mise à jour d’iOS 6 résoudrait les problèmes de 3G Les chercheurs toulousains ont ainsi créé une nouvelle technique d’imagerie baptisée EMIR. Elle utilise la chaleur produite par les ondes pour en repérer l’intensité. Un film spécial chauffe au contact des ondes électromagnétiques et le résultat est visible grâce à une caméra infrarouge. Ce sont les zones qui s’affichent en rouge sur l’écran qui sont les plus hautes en température et donc soumises aux ondes électromagnétiques. Le principal souci pour mettre au point ce système a été de trouver le matériau adéquat pour mettre au point le fameux film, ce qui explique la longueur de cette recherche. Il fallait en effet qu’il puisse chauffer rapidement sans pour autant altérer la qualité et la netteté des images recueillies. Le rendu vidéo et la mise en 3Dpermettent en outre de vérifier la trajectoire palpable des ondes. Une découverte qui servira sans aucun doute à vérifier quelles ondes sont les plus dangereuses et ainsi d’inciter les constructeurs à les éliminer… Le 15 juillet 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


P Chidambaram summoned by ED in alleged aviation scam case


first_imgNew Delhi: The ED has summoned former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with its money-laundering probe in an alleged aviation scam during the UPA dispensation, officials said on Monday. They said the senior Congress leader has been asked to depose on August 23 before the investigating officer of the case at an Enforcement Directorate office here to record his statement. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us The case pertains to losses suffered by Air India due to an alleged multi-crore aviation scam and irregularities in fixing air slots for international airlines. Former aviation minister Praful Patel was previously grilled by the ED and it is understood that the agency now wants to question Chidambaram on their leads in this case. The Congress leader is also being probed by ED in two separate money-laundering cases of Aircel-Maxis and INX Media.last_img read more


Bangladeshi girl pleads guilty to knifing Australian


first_imgMomena Shoma. File PhotoA young Bangladeshi woman who stabbed an Australian man in the name of the Islamic State has lifted her niqab veil in court to plead guilty to intentionally engaging in a terrorist act, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.Momena Shoma, 25, refused to stand in the dock when Australian Supreme Court justice Elizabeth Hollingworth entered the court on Thursday, but lifted her facial covering when the judge asked to confirm her identity.She then pleaded guilty to engaging in a terrorist act, after she stabbed Roger Singaravelu on 9 February, as he napped next to his five-year-old daughter in the rumpus room of his Mill Park home.Singaravelu woke when he felt piercing pain in his neck and was able to wrestle the kitchen knife off Shoma, before he dashed out of the room with his daughter and got help in the street.Momena, a Bangladeshi national who came to Australia to study at La Trobe University only met Singaravelu the night before she attacked him, having moved into his family’s home to lodge, according to the New South Wales-based English-language daily.She arrived in Australia at the start of February and spent her first week at another family’s home.Momena was also charged with attempted murder but that charge was withdrawn.Documents released by the court say she intentionally engaged in a terrorist act, with the motive of ‘‘advancing a political, religious or ideological cause, namely violent jihad’’.She refused to stand when justice Hollingworth left the court and was remanded in custody to return to court for a plea hearing in January.She put the veil back over her face after entering her plea.Singaravelu was in court on Thursday, the Australian newspaper adds.The day after the stabbing, Momena told police she attacked Singaravelu ‘‘because of, ah, the order of the Islamic State’’, according to a record of interview that was among documents released last month by Melbourne Magistrates Court.She told detectives the terror organisation was calling on ‘‘everyone, even the woman. So I just felt obligated, and it was like a burden on me. Yeah, I just had to do it.‘‘I had to do it … it could have been anyone, it’s not specifically him. He just seemed like a very easy target since he was sleeping, so yeah, and I had to push myself. I wouldn’t even hurt a rat. This, I just felt like if I don’t do it I will be sinful, I will be punished by Allah.’’Singaravelu told police he was having a nap next to his daughter on a mattress when he felt pain in his neck, and saw the woman he knew as Suma pushing a knife into him.‘‘I thought that I was dreaming as I felt a sharp pain in my neck. I woke up and started screaming,’’ he said.‘‘I saw Suma right next to me, she was on her knees with both of her hands on a knife that was in my neck.‘‘Suma had such an intense look. Her eyes were so intense. She was saying ’Allah Akbar’, she kept on saying this over and over.’’ Singaravelu was later treated for a one-centimetre wound to his neck and cuts to his fingers.He told police he heard a friend went inside the house and found Momena standing in the kitchen, where, according to the friend, she claimed ‘‘it was a mission and that she had to do what she had to do’’.Momena told police she bore Singaravelu no personal grudge, but felt a ‘‘little bit burdenless’’ after the attack. She prepared for it by slashing a pillow at the other family’s home, and in the hours before the stabbing watched Islamic State propaganda videos which featured beheadings.Asked by a detective whether she travelled to Australia to study or hurt someone in the name of Islamic State, she replied, ‘‘The later one.’’last_img read more


Facebook Plans to Launch WatchLike News Tab


first_imgFacebook wants to launch a dedicated tab within its app to aggregate content from news publishers, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during a conversation with Springer CEO Mathias Doepfner Monday morning. Plans for the news section are still in early stages, according to Zuckerberg, who said that the company was looking for input from the news industry. “We don’t want to build this in a vacuum,” he said.Zuckerberg likened the planned news tab to the way the company has broken out video in its Watch tab, which is aggregating video from a number of publishers, some of which are producing video exclusively for the platform. Facebook Watch “has started to really grow quickly,” Zuckerberg said. “We’ve decided that there really is an opportunity to do something like this with news as well.” Facebook Reportedly Working on New Snapchat-Like Messaging App for Instagram Former Oculus Head of Mobile VR Max Cohen Leaves Facebook Popular on Variety Zuckerberg didn’t share many additional details, and said the company was still trying to figure out how to balance curation with aggregation of the sources a user was already following. He also suggested that the company was looking to give publishers new ways to make money. “There is a real opportunity to have better monetization for publishers than we have today at news feed,” he said. Related He cited Facebook’s news subscription efforts as evidence that the company was looking to support the industry financially, but also had to admit that these efforts haven’t been very impactful yet. “That’s off to a reasonable start. There is lots more to do there,” he said.Facebook’s commitment to double down on news comes after the company began to de-emphasize news articles in its main news feed to re-focus on personal connections between its users. Those changes, instituted in early 2018, resulted in a 20% drop of news content shown to its users, according to numbers shared by Facebook executives shared at the time.Facebook posted a video of Zuckerberg’s hourlong conversation with Doepfner Monday morning as a first of what is supposed to be a series of talks about the future of the internet and society. Doepfner was a bit of a polarizing choice to kick off the series: The Springer CEO has led the company’s foray into the digital space, but has also been a strong advocate of recent European copyright changes, commonly known as “Article 13,” that have been criticized by many as being harmful to the internet.In his conversation with Zuckerberg, Doefner celebrated the European parliament’s recent passage of those changes, likening them to the compulsory licensing regimen the music industry has been working with for decades, and suggesting Facebook should adhere to similar rules.Article 13 had gotten a lot of public push-back from Google in particular, with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki arguing that it would make it impossible for millions of users to upload content to her site, or to view content posted by U.S. creators.But on Monday, Zuckerberg seemed open to embrace similar rules. “That’s definitely something we should be thinking about here,” he said with regards to Article 13, while also cautioning that “there is a lot of details to be worked out there.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More 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 UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more


Mozilla releases first Servo Nightly build


first_imgMozilla releases first Servo Nightly build by Martin Brinkmann on July 02, 2016 in Internet – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 9 commentsMozilla released the first public Servo Nightly build yesterday for Mac and Linux devices to give interested users options to play around with the new web rendering engine.Servo is a new browser engine created by Mozilla Research and built by a global community of individuals and companies including Mozilla and Samsung.Source code of the project is written in the Rust programming language. Servo is designed for application and embedded use, and designed to be compatible with the Chromium Embedded Framework which companies such as Valve use in their own products.Servo Nightly buildNote: The released Servo Nightly build is a prototype that you cannot yet compare to established web browsers. You will encounter display issues on many sites, and functionality concentrates currently on displaying websites.Servo Nightly builds are provided for Mac and Linux devices only currently. Instructions on how to get Servo running are provided on the download page and are easy to follow. Extract the archive after downloading it, and execute ./runservo.sh if you are on Linux, or drag Servo.app from the extraction directory to the Applications folder and run it from there if you are on a Mac.The browser displays a new tab page on start listing sites that it renders fine for the most part. You may click on any to load them, or enter URLs manually instead to test them out.Many sites won’t render correctly at this point in time, but that is to be expected for such an early build.The interface is as bare bones as it gets. You get an address bar to search for content or load sites directly, and a menu that displays the open tabs currently.As mentioned earlier, this preview build is not designed to replace existing web browsers, at least not for the foreseeable future.The Servo team published a short video showcasing the first Servo Nightly build.The new tab page links to four tech demos that you can run using the browser. You may run those demos in other browsers as well by copying the URL and loading it in the browser.The demos seem to run faster using Servo than any other browser you load it in.The release of the first Nightly build of Servo marks an important milestone in development. While it may take a long while before anything mainstream comes out of it, it highlights that the project is making good progress.Please note that the builds won’t auto-update currently. This means that you will have to download them separately whenever updates are made available.The team plans to publish Windows and Android versions soon as well.And Firefox?You are probably wondering how Servo relates to Firefox, and whether Mozilla plans to integrate Servo or part of it in the Firefox browser.The Oxidation project aims to integrate Rust into Gecko and Firefox, and with it comes the opportunity to ship Servo components in Gecko/Firefox.A long term goal of the project is to replace Gecko components with those written in Rust and shared with Servo.SummaryArticle NameMozilla releases first Servo Nightly buildDescriptionMozilla released the first public Servo Nightly build yesterday for Mac and Linux devices to give interested users options to play around with the new web rendering engine.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


14 of the best public samesex marriage proposals ever


first_imgPeter and AdiAdi thought he was in for another boring day at work.That was, until he received a cryptic email from his boyfriend Peter.[embedded content]Benjamin and JustinWhat better way to propose than on Ellen DeGeneres’ show?Benjamin and Justin, who had previously exchanged commitment rings on the programme, were sitting in the audience before being called to the stage by Ellen herself.You can guess what happens next.[embedded content]Molly and BelindaYep, it’s another gym proposal (well, basketball) – and it was in this ‘place of fitness’ that Molly and Belinda first kissed.[embedded content]Stephanie and LisaStephanie surprised Lisa at Rockefeller Center in NYC in front of the Christmas tree and after some delightful carols.It’s so festive you’ll forget all about the aforementioned flash mobs.[embedded content]Devin and McKenzieOne forward-planning gay Marine with two engagement rings surprises his boyfriend on his return from Boot Camp.[embedded content]Stu and DeAndreDeAndre proposed to his boyfriend of six years, Stu, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of same-sex marriage in Dallas, Texas.This impressive proposal includes four costume changes, marching band uniforms, shiny rainbow choir robes, confetti cannons, a dance troupe and over 40 friends and family.[embedded content]Jeanne and AlissaThis lesbian couple’s proposal video went viral, and for good reason.Alissa was pulled out of a meeting because of a “disturbance” on the street.When she got to my office window, she saw her girlfriend Jeanne standing on a bus across the street.[embedded content]Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… We all love a public proposal – especially a same-sex public proposal, since they’re relatively new in the grand scheme of things.LGBT people have been waiting around 6,000 years to get down on one knee in front of innocent bystanders, so, in honour of that depressing fact, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite same-sex marriage proposals. Andie and LucyAndie spent five and a half years convincing her girlfriend Lucy to go skydiving with her. When Lucy finally agreed to hurl herself out of a plane on the morning of her birthday, she ended up with a wife.[embedded content]Ann and JackieWhat’s more cheesy and great than a Glee-inspired proposal in front of loads of random people?Nothing.[embedded content]Nico and MikeyThis buff pair got engaged at the gym (Fitness First, King’s Cross to be precise), exactly one year after they met there.Watch as Nico Martina joins a surprise dancing flash mob before proposing to Michael Sinclair.[embedded content]Jake and MichelThis here is the NBA’s first in-game gay marriage proposal – and it features dancers and a mascot courtesy of the Chicago Bulls.Watch as Jake Conrad asks his Bulls-supporting boyfriend Michal Holtzman to marry him.[embedded content]Danielle and MichelleDanielle proposed to Michelle at a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis show in Omaha, Nebraska.The band and their tour manager helped her to set up the surprise proposal onstage after a performance of Same Love.[embedded content]Mark and YuvalFollowing a delightful street performance, Mark told Yuval he wanted to marry him with the help of Bruno Mars’ I Think I Wanna Marry You.Yuval’s reaction is incredible.[embedded content]Paige and AmandaSee for yourselves as Paige basically tricks Amanda into marrying her.(We’re joking, it’s amazing and lovely.)[embedded content] eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Disappointment for LGBT rights in Taiwan after gay tourism is boomingConservative politician ‘uncomfortable’ with funding for LGBT history projectHomosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride FestivalPINK NEWS-last_img read more


UTracks 2018 Active Europe Brochure out now


first_imgUTracks 2018 ‘Active Europe’ Brochure out nowUTracks 2018 ‘Active Europe’ Brochure out nowFeaturing more than 420 walking, cycling and boat-based itineraries, the 2018 UTracks brochure provides travel agents with everything they need to help the Australian traveller plan their next active European holiday.New walking trips along the rugged Irish coastline, a family cycling trip in Tuscany, bike & barge trips in Luxembourg and a Mary Moody Food Lovers’ journey along the Way of St James are amongst the exciting new range of holidays in UTracks’ 2018 ‘Active Europe’ brochure.UTracks General Manager, Kate Baker, says the 2018 ‘Active Europe’ brochure has options to suit everyone; families, food and wine lovers, people with an interest in history, culture or architecture as well as travellers seeking a sense of achievement by walking the Camino or hiking around Mont Blanc.“As always, we have worked hard to develop itineraries that are accessible, achievable and affordable for the Australian traveller,” she said.“This commitment, combined with the support of travel agents in the past decade has helped cement our place as Australia’s leading active European holiday specialist.“Whether it’s cycling or walking, small groups or self guided, two-star or four-star, on land or water, travel agents can be assured that there is a UTracks itinerary for everyone.“UTracks offers active holidays in more than 38 European countries with inclusions such as accommodation, most meals, luggage transfers on self-guided trips, experienced local guides for guided trips, electric bike options on 80% of our cycling itineraries and complete back up and support for all itineraries.”Exciting new trips for 2018 include:A spectacular self-guided walk through the “Spanish Grand Canyon”A Five Countries Cycle through Holland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and GermanyA Czech Castle Cycle following the Vltava River from Cesky Krumlov to PragueNew walking and cycling itineraries along the Via Francigena including a 50-day self-guided walk along the entire pilgrim route through Italy.A “Footsteps of Dali” guided walk through Spain and FranceA Food Lover’s journey along the Way of St James with Mary MoodyNew walking trips along the dramatic Irish coastlineA gourmet and cycling experience through northern Spain’s Rioja wine regionA Tuscany Cycle for Families · Mainz to Strasbourg by Bike and BargeA guided cycle from the Macedonia to Meteora in GreeceMs Baker said that walking the scenic tracks of the French Alps, hiking the Camino de Santiago and Via Francigena, cycling along the Danube and the Croatia Cycle and Sail continue to be UTracks most popular trips.UTracks’ 2018 ‘Active Europe’ Brochures are available at Brochure Flow.Source = UTrackslast_img read more


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