LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Horn brushes off Pacquiao call to review loss CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ONE CHAMPIONSHIPFilipino talent Rocky Batolbatol has yet to win a match in ONE Championship, having suffered three straight losses since his debut in the promotion back in 2014.He will try to change that when he faces Su Noto (6-3) in ONE Championship: Conquest of Kings in Surabaya, East Java in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Ever since my last fight, I did not stop training. It is truly an honor to showcase my talent and skills on a global stage like ONE Championship,” said Batolbatol.Batolbatol (5-3) lost in his debut match against Martin Nguyen, submitting to a rear-naked choke in the second round then suffered the same fate against Anthony Engelen in 2016, this time in the opening period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Filipino’s third fight in the Asian promotion was again disappointing after losing to Christian Lee via technical knockout.Noto, though, is no pushover with the Indonesian boasting four wins in the promotion. MOST READ View comments LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection
Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot to Naomi Osaka of Japan during the first round match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. / AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKAFormer world No. 1 Angelique Kerber thrashed Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 at the Pan Pacific Open women’s tennis tournament on Monday to avenge a humiliating loss at the US Open.Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic suffered an epic Tokyo meltdown, meanwhile, as she was pulverised by China’s Wang Qiang, who inflicted the dreaded “double bagel” on the eighth seed to win 6-0, 6-0 and reach the second round.ADVERTISEMENT “I was trying to come out, focus on every single point and make it better than last time,” said Kerber.“Naomi is a tough opponent and a great talent. For sure she will have great success in the future.”The 19-year-old Osaka, born of a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, went on to reach the third round of the US Open after stunning Kerber.But the world number 44 almost appeared to be tanking at times at the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, such was her lack of gusto. She committed 38 unforced errors — including a wild forehand on match point — in a performance she will want to forget in a hurry.Elsewhere, Japanese wildcard Kurumi Nara beat Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments “It gives me confidence that I was able to turn it around,” said Nara. “Hopefully I can take that spirit into the next match.”Two-time champion Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded sixth, pulled out of the tournament with a virus, according to organisers.Wimbledon champion and new women’s world number one Garbine Muguruza heads a strong field in Tokyo featuring several top 10 players including Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki and Johanna Konta.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Kerber, seeded seventh, crashed to a shock 6-3, 6-1 first-round defeat by Osaka in New York last month as defending champion. But a repeat never seemed likely on Monday as the German quickly took control.READ: Kerber goes from champ to 1st-round loser at rainy US OpenFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingKerber, who has slipped back to 14th in the world since winning last year’s Australian and US Open titles, ripped forehands past her teenage opponent seemingly at will in the first set.Osaka’s game unravelled completely in the second, giving Kerber a welcome opportunity to work her way back to form after a poor run of results and to seal victory in an hour and 23 minutes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty plea
Everton have named former England boss Sam Allardyce as their manager on an 18-month contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday.Allardyce replaces Dutchman Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last month after the Merseyside club dropped into the relegation zone.”I’ve always thought Everton was a great club. Obviously, the club has gone through a difficult spell and hopefully I can put that behind us as quickly as possible and start looking upwards again,” Allardyce said in statement.”Ultimately, it’s the ambition of the club, the ambition of the owner and the Board, allied to the fact that it’s Everton and all the fantastic history, which have proved to be key for me.”Allardyce, 63, watched from the stands as Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick in Everton’s 4-0 thrashing of West Ham United on Wednesday and takes over with the Merseyside club 13th in the table, five points above the relegation zone.Allardyce has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace in May, his first role since stepping down as England manager by mutual consent in 2016 after two months in the job following allegations he offered advice on how to bypass rules on player transfers.Everton have lost seven of their 14 league games this season and cannot qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League after earning one point from their five Group E matches.Their poor form has come despite spending more than 140 million pounds ($189 million) on players in the last transfer window, including record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, defender Michael Keane and Dutch international midfielder Davy Klaassen.advertisementAllardyce’s task will be to restore stability and return the club to being the regular top-seven finishers they were under David Moyes from 2004-2013, Roberto Martinez in 2014 and Koeman last season.Everton’s new boss will bring experience of managing a record six Premier League clubs – Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United, Sunderland and Palace – during which he developed a reputation of building direct, defensively solid and hard-to-beat teams.David Unsworth, who took caretaker charge after Koeman was sacked, will resume his role as manager of Everton’s Under 23-side and academy director of coaching.
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Winner: HCMG. Gundy found a way to make adjustments and lead his team back from seventeen. In Ames.MVP: Marcell Ateman. 132 yards on 8 receptions and a TD. He was the clear release valve for Rudolph in the first half.Quote of the game:#OKstate Mike Gundy: “Once again, I’m sure TV loves us.” pic.twitter.com/aIQdsw9bMY— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) November 15, 2015Biggest sigh of relief moment: It never touched him. https://t.co/DZoQrqYwxx— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 14, 2015 Biggest swing play of the game: That offsides by Victor Salako was amazing. Nice work here by the big fella.Player that stepped up: When needed, Emmanuel Ogbah was a monster down the stretch. He had two big sacks in some big boy plays down the critical stretch of the game. This one from early in the game was incredible.Emmanuel. Ogbah. https://t.co/006gcASIuj— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 14, 2015Most interesting development: We may have found a running game, and Chris Carson ran like a man in Ames.Something to consider: Is Mike Gundy headed for his second coach of the year award?Gus Johnson: “My early vote? Mike Gundy, Coach of the Year in college football.” #okstate— Jordan Smith (@Doafhat) November 15, 2015
Manchester City Huddersfield Premier League Match previews Share via Email Topics Share on LinkedIn resources On Saturday Manchester City will finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy, two weeks after claiming the crown. As always Pep Guardiola will ask his players to maintain focus as the manager’s intent is that every opposition should be blown away as West Ham were last Sunday. Huddersfield are three points above the drop zone so even a draw would be important for David Wagner’s side. Jamie JacksonSunday 1.30pm Sky Sports Premier LeagueVenue Etihad StadiumLast season n/aReferee Mike DeanThis season G24 Y90 R3 3.88 cards/gameOdds H 1-10 A 33-1 D 14-1MANCHESTER CITYSubs from Bravo, Touré, Adarabioyo, Díaz, Danilo, Foden, Zinchenko, B Silva, Laporte, Delph, Gündogan, Stones, NmechaDoubtful Kompany (illness), Stones (hip), Walker (groin)Injured Agüero (knee, unknown)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y57 R2Form WWLWWWLeading scorer Agüero 21HUDDERSFIELDSubs from Coleman, Green, Sabiri, Depoitre, Smith, Billing, Löwe, Scannell, Stankovic, Ince, KongoloDoubtful Ince (hamstring)Injured Kachunga (ankle, Jun), Hefele (knee, unknown), Williams (ankle, unknown)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y57 R3Form DLLDWLLeading scorer Mounié 7 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest
People with high iron levels are not only protected against anaemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to a global study. The researchers from Imperial College London also found that too much iron in body may increase the risk of bacterial skin infections. The study looked at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases, uncovering impact of both low and high iron levels.Researchers used data from nearly 500,000 people. Iron deficiency is well documented, with about 1.2 billion people worldwide living with anaemia, researchers said. Around 25 to 65 per cent of differences between individuals in iron levels are due to genetic factors, according to Beben Benyamin, from Imperial College London. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”We used a statistical method, called Mendelian randomisation that employs genetic data to better estimate the causal effect of iron status on 900 diseases and conditions. Through this, we found a link between excess iron and a reduced risk of high cholesterol,” Benyamin said. “This could be significant given that raised cholesterol is a major factor in cardiovascular disease and stroke, causing around 2.6 million deaths each year,” said Benyamin. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardHowever, high iron levels could also lead to a greater risk of bacterial skin infections. Previous studies have found that bacteria need iron to survive and flourish, but the study is the first to use large scale population data to support the link between iron overload and bacterial skin infections, researchers said. Cellulitis affects around 21 million people each year, resulting in more than 17,000 deaths around the world, they said. “We identified the previously established protective effect of higher iron status on traits related to anaemia, and further showed protective effects related to risk of high cholesterol levels and detrimental effects on risk of skin and soft tissue infections,” said Dipender Gill from Imperial College London. Clinical trials have been undertaken to manipulate iron status in anaemic patients but, to date, no trials have targeted iron levels to prevent or treat skin infections or regulate cholesterol, researchers further said.
New Delhi: As a Delhi court on Thursday sent former Finance Minister P Chidambaram to judicial custody in Tihar Jail here, his lawyers moved an application surrender to the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the INX Media money-laundering case.Taking note of the application, Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar has issued a notice to the ED, asking the central agency to file a reply before the court on Thursday (September 12). The application was moved by Chidambaram’s lawyers as soon as the court pronounced its order on his judicial custody. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Even during the remand proceeding, which primarily dealt with CBI’s application to send Chidambaram to judicial custody, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, arguing for the Congress veteran said that his client was willing to surrender to the ED. Sibal made this point while opposing Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta’s argument for Chidambaram’s judicial custody. Sibal questioned as to why judicial custody was projected as the only logical consequence after the end of police custody. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe senior advocate said, “Why judicial custody? Either the ED takes me (Chidambaram) into custody or I should be released.” The point arose specifically when the deliberations were surrounding as to whether an accused should be sent to judicial custody simply because their legal police custody is over. While Mehta said that given the nature of the offence and the character of the accused, judicial custody is the only legal consequence after the end of CBI custody; Sibal argued that adequate justification must be provided to the court for it to consider the plea. Several ED officials were also present in court during the proceedings, with some of them saying that they were there just to observe what was happening. The application to surrender to the ED came after earlier in the day, the Supreme Court of India had rejected Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea in ED’s money-laundering probe related to the INX Media case, thus removing his arrest-shield.
OTTAWA — Many Ontarians received an automated text message over the weekend, asking if they agree that the carbon tax must be scrapped.Who’s behind the campaign and what they plan to do with the responses is a mystery, and could remain so.The message purports to be from “Sue” from a heretofore unknown group called Ontario Strong.A group by that name does have a website but it appears to be a work-in-progress that imparts little information, other than a brief mission statement that exhorts people to “stand up for Ontario and be proud of the place we call home.”The text message appears to be an attempt to identify voters who are opposed to the carbon tax imposed by the federal Liberals, presumably so they can be targeted during the election campaign this fall.No laws regulate this kind of political advocacy; only after June 30 will anyone spending more than $500 have to register with Elections Canada as a third party, adhering to spending limits and disclosing who they are and, eventually, where their money came from.In the meantime, some Ontarians who received the mass text message are venting annoyance on social media.Among those who received the message is Liberal MP Pam Damoff, who represents the riding of Oakville North-Burlington.“How did you get my number, Sue? And who the heck is Ontario Strong? Is that code for #CPC (Conservative Party of Canada)?” Damoff tweeted Sunday.Conservative party spokesman Cory Hann said neither he nor others at party headquarters had ever heard of Ontario Strong before. And he said the party has “no affiliation at all with them.”Jeff Ballingall, who founded Canada Proud to promote conservatism and take down Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, said he’d never heard of the new group either. Ballingall was also behind Ontario Proud, a third-party group that pioneered the mass text messaging tactic during last year’s provincial election.But unlike Ontario Strong, he noted that Canada Proud and Ontario Proud have always been upfront about who’s involved and their objectives.“We’re always transparent in who we are. Whether it’s Engage Canada or others, I think people should be more upfront about who’s behind these groups and what their intentions are,” Ballingall said.Engage Canada has been running ads skewering Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer as a weak “yes man” to Ontario Premier Doug Ford. The group’s directors include former Liberal and New Democrat strategists, supported by labour unions, professional associations and individuals. Engage ran its anti-Scheer ads during the final games of the recent NBA playoffs between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors.Those were countered by another group, called Shaping Canada’s Future, which ran its own ads deriding Trudeau. That group (like Canada Proud) has a public listing as a non-profit corporation, with an address and at least one named director; it appears to be headed by a key figure in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s 2017 leadership campaign.If Engage and Shaping Canada’s Future cease political activity by June 30, they will never have to reveal precisely who is behind them, how much they spent or where they got their money.The mass text message from Ontario Strong read: “Hi, this is Sue from Ontario Strong. Do you agree that we must scrap the Carbon Tax? Respond: Yes No.” The phone number associated with the message is a land line in Belleville, Ont., according to a Canada411 search.According to social-media posts, the same group also conducted a recent robocall campaign, asking people in an automated phone message if they support a pipeline across Ontario to Quebec. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requires third-party political robocallers to register but that applies only during the official election campaign, which won’t kick off until September.The phone numbers from which the text messages and robocalls emanated are answered by Ontario Strong voice mail.In its mission statement, Ontario Strong promises to “speak up on the issues that matter to Ontarians” and to “always stand for the values that created Ontario,” which it describes as “an example of a prosperous, peaceful, diverse and orderly society for the rest of the world to emulate.”There is nothing on the site to identify the individuals behind it. Inquiries sent through the site’s “contact us” email are answered with the message: “Thank you for your feedback.”Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press
NEW YORK — Quarterly reports from Mattel and Hasbro show that while the demise of Toys R Us has shaken up the industry, the two dominant toymakers’ paths are diverging less than a year later.Late Thursday, Mattel posted better-than-expected earnings per share and revenue for the key holiday quarter, sending its shares up sharply. The maker of Barbies and Hot Wheels named a new CEO last April and has launched a restructuring that is starting to take hold, analysts said.For the three months ended in December, Mattel swung to a profit of $14.9 million, or 4 cents per share, after posting a loss a year earlier. Revenue of $1.52 billion was down 5 per cent year over year, but topped estimates. The loss of Toys R Us — which liquidated its stores in the spring — lead to an 8 per cent drop in sales, while a slowdown in China contributed to a 2 per cent headwind.Still, El Segundo, California-based Mattel Inc. reported that it achieved $521 million in savings during the fourth quarter and expects to exceed its savings target of at least $650 million this year. Under its restructuring program it’s cutting 2,200 jobs worldwide, mainly office workers.“While it’s still early days of the turnaround and there are areas to improve (Fisher Price, American Girl, etc.), we’re encouraged by the early signs of progress and think delivering above-plan cost savings should help as we enter 2019,” Citi analyst Gregory Badishkanian wrote in a note to investors.Its stock rallied 21 per cent in afternoon trading Friday, to $15. That puts it up 50 per cent in the year to date.While Hasbro Inc. also returned to a profit in the fourth quarter, the Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based maker of Nerf and Power Rangers again missed Wall Street expectations for both sales and net income, following a shortfall in the third quarter.The company earned $8.8 million, or 7 cents per share, for the period ended Dec. 30. A year earlier it lost $5.3 million, or 4 cents per share. Stripping out one-time gains and costs, earnings were $1.33 per share. That’s sharply below the $1.68 per share that analysts polled by Zacks Investment Research expected.Revenue dropped 13 per cent to $1.39 billion, short of the $1.52 billion Wall Street predicted.Chairman and CEO Brian Goldner said in a statement that Hasbro wasn’t able to recapture as much of the Toys R Us business during the holidays as it expected. The company was also contending with changing consumer behaviours in Europe — sales there declined 22 per cent — and reduced retail inventory, he added.Its shares slid 4.5 per cent to $86.22.Stifel analyst Drew E. Crum, who has a “Hold” rating on the stock, called the report “disappointing.”“While we continue to expect growth this year, we believe downward revisions to numbers are forthcoming,” he wrote in a note.The Associated Press
FRANKFURT — The Latest on the Frankfurt auto show (all times local):11:50 a.m.Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess says his company’s massive scale will enable it to make profits on large numbers of affordable electric cars it aims to sell in the next several years.Electric competitor Tesla has not yet turned a profit while analysts say fellow German automaker BMW has lost money on its i3 electric.Diess told The Associated Press on Tuesday: “Our approach is different. We come with high volumes, we come with a dedicated platform that is only for electric cars, and we generate a lot of scale because we are investing at the same time in China, in Europe, and in the US.”Volkswagen is showing off the ID.3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, a battery-powered compact with a base price under 30,000 euros ($33,000). Volkswagen aims to have 40% of its sales as electrics by 2030 even though such cars are currently less than 2% of the market in Europe.___7:01 a.m.The headwinds buffeting the auto industry are making themselves felt at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with companies confronting a slowdown in sales due to global trade uncertainty and pressure from governments to lower emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.Signs of the times at this year’s show include a slew of new, market-ready electric cars led by Volkswagen’s ID.3 compact that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There will also be protests from cyclists, environmentalists and industry critics who want a more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly transportation policy, and efforts by the auto executives to engage those critics in discussion.The Associated Press
B.C. to move resource permit applications online VANCOUVER – B.C. is moving applications for natural resource permits online as the premier attempts to bolster her economic credentials ahead of this May’s provincial election.Premier Christy Clark announced several measures aimed at the province’s minerals sector at a mining conference in Vancouver.The province will move applications for natural resource projects online beginning next month, which Clark says will make the system faster and more responsive.Clark also announced $7 million to speed up the permitting process for water, land and mining exploration projects.She says the province wants to ensure resource development proceeds in an environmentally friendly way, but she also wants businesses behind proposals to have an answer — whether it’s yes or no — quickly.Clark used her speech to take veiled jabs at the Opposition New Democrats for what she often criticizes as a lack specific campaign promises. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 28, 2013 4:33 pm MDT
Ohio State freshman outfielder Kaitlyn Coffman (55) dives to get the out against Indiana. Ohio State won 2-0. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternOhio State rides into the weekend on a wave of success, having won eight straight and boasting an overall record of 32-14 (15-5 Big Ten). Hot bats and consistent pitching have allowed the Buckeyes to outscore opponents 58-19 during the stretch. This includes a three-game sweep of Illinois, with freshman outfielder Kaitlyn Coffman hitting a run-rule securing two-run home run Friday and senior second baseman Emily Clark hitting a grand slam Saturday.The Buckeyes will travel to Des Moines, Iowa this weekend for a three-game set against the Hawkeyes (18-29, 4-16 Big Ten). They will hope to stay hot during their final series before the Big Ten tournament.Iowa has been limping to the finish line in 2019, coming into the matchup with four straight losses, having been outscored 27-3 by UNI and Minnesota.From March 23 to April 13, the Hawkeyes have lost 11 straight games.If Iowa does challenge the Buckeyes, it will likely come from the bat of junior first baseman DoniRae Mayhew. She leads the team with a .274 batting average, five home runs and a .460 slugging percentage. Only one other hitter slugs above .360, with a meager .305 team slugging percentage compared to Ohio State’s .488 percentage. Ohio State has seven hitters with a batting average higher than Mayhew’s .274 average, further proof of Ohio State’s hitting dominance on paper in the matchup.This includes senior shortstop Lilli Piper, whose .423 average ranks No. 3 in the Big Ten. She went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and seven runs scored in the series against Illinois.On the mound, the Hawkeyes’ ace is junior Allison Doocy, who posts a 2.44 ERA. She’s pitched 61 percent of the squad’s total innings this season.The Buckeyes counter with three pitchers underneath that ERA, primarily senior No. 1 starter Morgan Ray. Ray has held a 2.08 ERA through 158.1 innings on the year, winning 16 games and saving three more.Ohio State’s staff ERA of 2.19 stacks up favorably against Iowa’s 3.82.The Buckeyes and Hawkeyes clash first at 5:30 p.m. Friday, before day games at 1 p.m. and noon Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The final instalment pending from the second evaluation of Greece’s bailout program was approved last week, and now the country expects the disbursement of €800 million (AUD$1.2 billion).According to a note distributed to members of the EuroWorking Group, “the European institutions’ assessment of the progress of the Greek authorities in clearing net arrears (…) confirms that the data provided show that the clearance of net arrears complies with the ESM programme requirements, as a basis for the ESM BoD to release the remaining €0.8 billion of programme financing dedicated for arrears clearance that remains from the decision of 7 July 2017”.The €800 million sub-tranche was linked to the repayment of overdue debts of €1.2 billion. The creditors’ note stated that Greece exceeded the target, repaying €1.524 billion.
Le cyberbullying, nouveau danger de l’Internet selon la CnilUn nouveau type de harcèlement est apparu sur le web. Il s’agit du “cyberbullying”, qui peut avoir des conséquences dramatiques, selon la Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés.La Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (Cnil) a tenu à mettre en garde les internautes. Le cyberbullying commence à se répandre. Il s’agit d’un type de harcèlement sur le web qui comprend insultes et humiliations, généralement de façon anonyme : “Le plus souvent, le harcèlement passe par la création d’un sujet de discussion, groupe ou page sur Facebook ou un autre réseau social, visant une personne. Sur cet espace dédié à un individu, des internautes vont venir insulter cette personne”, explique la Cnil. “Il se crée alors un véritable espace de défouloir”.Les conséquences peuvent être désastreuses. La victime peut perdre confiance en elle, l’estime de soi, se déssocialiser et même avoir des idées suicidaires. C’est la triste fin qu’a connue Phoebe Prince, 15 ans, Irlandaise venue s’installer avec sa famille aux Etats-Unis : “Ce phénomène touche les adolescents mais commence à concerner les adultes, notamment les professeurs. Le cyberbullying peut aussi apparaître dès l’école primaire”. Bien que juridiquement, il n’existe pas d’infraction pour ce type de harcèlement, une plainte pour harcèlement moral peut être déposée.Le 11 novembre 2010 à 10:59 • Emmanuel Perrin
Que mangeront les humains sur la planète Mars ?Jusqu’à présent les astronautes devaient se contenter de nourriture lyophilisée lors de leurs voyages dans l’Espace. Mais la récente découverte d’un large lac d’eau sur la Planète rouge pourrait davantage ouvrir la voie à d’autres options. Et si Mars devenait une nouvelle terre de cultures s’appuyant sur des méthodes d’exploitations novatrices, notamment la biologie de synthèse ? C’est ce que nous dévoilent les travaux d’études publiés, ce mois-ci dans la revue Genes. Faire pousser des plantes dans l’Espace n’est plus forcément une lubie et c’est même une nécessité qui pourrait voir le jour dans un futur très proche. La preuve avec les travaux de chercheurs australiens qui viennent d’être publiés dans la revue Genes. Une nourriture spatiale actuellement limitéeLes projets de voyages dans l’espace ne manquent pas et les volontaires non plus. Une adolescente de 17 ans envisage même d’être la première personne à aller sur Mars et un hôtel de luxe et design mis en orbite devrait bientôt ouvrir ses portes. Mais quid du menu une fois arrivé sur la Planète rouge, surtout lorsqu’on envisage d’y faire un séjour de plusieurs mois, voire de plusieurs années ?Jusqu’à présent des stocks de nourriture lyophilisée étaient prévus. Si elle présente l’avantage d’être peu volumineuse elle est néanmoins peu qualitative au niveau du goût et pauvre en éléments nutritifs essentiels. Les voyageurs de l’espace peuvent souffrir de carences, notamment en vitamine C et en vitamine D et pourraient alors développer des maladies graves De plus, le ravitaillement des stations spatiales est long et extrêmement couteux. Raison de plus pour les humains qui envisagent de peupler Mars d’imaginer des moyens qui les rendraient moins dépendants des cargos d’approvisionnement venus de la Terre. Des serres dans l’espace Nourrir les voyageurs de l’espace, une obsession légitime donc qui a fait travailler l’imagination des scientifiques. Dès 2014, des spationautes avaient ému nos petits cœurs terrestres et terriens en annonçant avoir fait pousser des laitues à bord de la station spatiale internationale. Deux ans plus tard, c’est l’astronaute américaine Scott Kelly qui avait apporté un peu de poésie extra-terrestre en dévoilant la photo sur Twitter d’une fleur venant d’éclore à bord de l’ISS. Une prouesse réalisée malgré l’apesanteur spatiale et grâce à un système hydroponique appelé VEGGIE (The Vegetable Production System) développé par la NASA.On se souvient aussi de cet autre dispositif nettement moins ragoûtant qui avait été imaginé par des chercheurs de l’université américaine de Penn State avec l’appui de la NASA : produire une pâte comestible à base des excréments des astronautes ! Heureusement, les travaux menés par une équipe de scientifiques australiens proposent une solution un peu plus glamour ! Les astronautes recyclent déjà leur sueur dans l’ISS. Agriculture et biologie synthétique À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Comme le rappelle Briardo Llorente, qui travaille au département de recherches moléculaires de l’université Macquarie à Sidney, en Australie et l’un des principaux auteurs de l’étude Le futur multi-planétaire de la biologie synthétique des plantes, la biologie synthétique est un domaine de recherche en pleine expansion. « Elle combine à la fois les principes d’ingénierie, de la génétique et de la technologie afin de développer et d’améliorer les fonctions d’organismes vivants ». Grâce à ce système, il est désormais possible de créer du vivant. Grâce à cette biologie synthétique, il est donc possible de développer des cultures qui pourront résister aux conditions particulières de la planète Mars ; cette dernière ne bénéficie pas d’un sol aussi riche et humide que celui de la Terre. La photosynthèse et la photo-protection des plants développés pour une vie martienne seront également améliorées pour résister à la lumière solaire et aux UV. Et si la solution au problème alimentaire mondial se trouvait dans l’Espace ?Le 30 juillet 2018 à 15:58 • Marina Marcout
Snapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350Snapchat Launches New Original Programming, Multiplayer Games Stay on target Ever wanted to take a selfie with Pikachu? You can now with Snapchat’s latest lens, which features none other than Pikachu. Let’s be honest. You were going to take a selfie anyway, so why not do it with everyone’s favorite electric mouse?Hop onto Snapchat, turn the camera to selfie mode, and press down on the screen where your face is to start up the facial recognition magic. Then swipe through the various lenses until you see the popular yellow mouse. You’ll see his adorable yellow ears, and bright red cheeks appear on your face, just slightly distorting you just a bit as you snap a cute picture.If you open your mouth, Pikachu himself will show up while Pika-Pika-ing to beat the band and lightning will even come out of your mouth and photobomb you. The quality of the lens isn’t that fantastic, but it’s a nod to Pokemon that wasn’t exactly expected from Snapchat, to be sure. Maybe this means the rollout of additional Pocket Monsters sometime down the road, because that would be an excellent move.For now, however, make sure you open up Snapchat and soak up Pikachu before it goes away, much like the adorable hot dog disappeared for a short time and then came back again in full force. That thing is super weird. It made for some pretty funny hot dog jokes, but still pretty weird.Better show Snapchat how much you love Pokemon so that there might be more coming on down the line, unless you want to keep seeing the same bunny and dog spinoffs and weird “bright glasses/hats” combos there seems to be every single day. I’m getting pretty tired of those, to be honest. Does anyone actually think those are cool, or what? Pikachu all day.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Ziff Davis Media—which recently was acquired by former Time Inc. news group digital president Vivek Shah and Great Hill Partners—has appointed a pair of senior vice presidents: Anurag Harsh, who has held business development leadership positions at CNN, CBS and IDG, was named SVP of business development; and Bennett Zucker, who most recently served as an independent consultant but has held management positions at a number of advertising technology companies, was named SVP and general manager of data solutions.Uptown Media Group named Henry Watkins publisher, overseeing sales and marketing functions across the Uptown Magazine brand. Watkins, who formerly served as vice president of sales and partner at Voyages N. America, replaces Jocelyn Taylor, the previous publisher.OK! magazine has added four new members to its sales team: Christine Kauffman was named executive director of beauty and fashion/retail, Matthew Bondlow was appointed executive director of consumer products, Maria Coyne was named Florida/Mexico sales representative and David Sauter was appointed Detroit sales representative. Bonnier Corp. group publishers Gregg Hano and Eric Zinczenko both added the title of vice president to their roles. Hano will oversee Popular Science, Science Illustrated, Sound + Vision, Popular Photography and American Photography. Zinczenko will manage Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and Shot Business.Newsmax Media appointed Shellie Terry Benson deputy managing editor of Newsmax magazine. Most recently, Benson served as executive editor of Gulfshore Life, which was recently sold by CurtCo Publishing to its former owner, Dan Denton.Larry Platt reportedly is leaving Metrocorp as editorial director and longtime editor of Philadelphia magazine. Philadelphia’s executive editor/online editorial director Tom McGrath will serve as the magazine’s interim editor.The Hollywood Reporter expanded its sales team with two hires: TV Guide Magazine Western regional sales director Elisabeth Deutschman was named national sales director for TV and Victoria Gold, who most recently served as vice president of advertising sales at TheWrap.com, was appointed national sales director for Film.Time Inc. appointed Catherine Hong executive editor of InStyle, replacing Leonora Wiener, who recently left the company. Previously, Hong served as online director at W magazine.Penton Media named Andrew Schmolka senior vice present and general counsel. Most recently, Schmolka served as co-founder, COO and general counsel of financial research and analysis firm OCE Interactive.Reader’s Digest Media named Jacqueline Majers-Lachman vice president of marketing and brand development. Majers-Lachman, who served as director of creative services and marketing for Better Homes and Gardens from 2003 to 2006, most recently ran her own marketing, promotions and branding company.The New Republic appointed Rachel Morris to managing editor. Most recently, Morris served as articles editor at Mother Jones.Targeted Media Inc., a division of Time Inc., named Deborah Kurtz as an account manager, representing the New England region. Previously, Kurtz served as senior account manager.
A customer views the iPhone X upon its release in the U.K on November 3, 2017, in London, England.Carl Court/Getty ImagesSamsung is apparently not happy with Apple’s decision to cut production targets of iPhone X due to disappointing holiday season sales. A new report from Nikkei claims that Apple has left Samsung scrambling to find new customers for selling its OLED panels.To meet the demand for iPhone X, Samsung had ramped up production of OLED panels. But now, it is facing problems due to Apple’s decision to cut production.The report explains that Samsung was hoping that Apple’s orders for OLED panels will lead to other smartphone makers making the switch. But in reality, it never happened. The other manufacturers have decided to stick with old LCD panels due to the high cost of the OLED screens. A Samsung logo is displayed above a check-out counter at a Samsung showroom in Seoul on July 31, 2014.ED JONES/AFP/Getty ImagesSamsung is also facing tough competition from Chinese OLED panel makers as they are supplying products at a lower price and putting pressure on Samsung to cut down costs.Nikke says that Apple will cut down the production for iPhone X by 50 percent in the first three months of the year. This clearly indicates that the Korean tech giant will be left with a lot of OLED panels.Samsung’s OLED panels had a key role in increasing the price of the iPhone X. The OLED panels equipped with the Cupertino giant’s phone costs around $100. An iPhone X is displayed in the Apple store upon its release in the UK on November 3, 2017. Carl Court/Getty ImagesLeading Chinese manufacturers like Oppo and Vivo only employ OLED display on 5-10 percent of their smartphones.What is making the matter worst for Samsung is that LG is getting the upper hand to supply its OLED screens for Apple’s upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone. Apple no longer wants to rely on a single company for the displays.