Never Lose Another Link: The Uber-Geek’s Guide to Reading Online

first_imgI have a stack of Evernote notebooks called Library. In that stack, I maintain notebooks for a bunch of general topics that are broad enough that every article I want to keep fits in one. Evernote says it wants to last 100 years, and, perhaps at my peril, I take that promise seriously. I pay the service to have enough bandwidth and file types that I can stick just about anything in there, and I can read it all in Evernote long after the links break. Even if I lose access to the Internet, those notes will still be on my devices until those break, too.I send articles to Evernote to archive in various ways. Sometimes I want to preserve the Web formatting, so I highlight it and use the Web Clipper on Chrome. If I’ve cleaned up the article with Clearly, clicking the elephant button sends the clean version to Evernote.On iOS, I use a great app called EverClip that runs in the background, letting you copy text and images from any app and send them to Evernote. On the Nexus 7, I usually read in Pocket. Pocket’s Evernote sharing is also excellent, so I do that directly on iOS and Android alike.What’s Wrong With This Picture?Before you tell me this Jenga tower of reading services is insane, let me say: I know that. But I think there’s a kernel of something good here. I’ve gathered all the necessary pieces, they’re just spread out among too many different services. Reading online without losing your mind should be easy enough that anyone can do it.Here’s what app makers might do to make my life, and that of dedicated readers across the globe, simpler:Evernote would offer a standalone Clearly app for all platforms that syncs to an Evernote notebook and shares to Twitter, Facebook et al. Sorry, Pocket.Apps that offer ‘Save to Pocket/Instapaper/Readability’ options would also add would trigger automatically when Evernote Clearly is activated or when an article is saved to it.If that happened, my entire reading flow would work like this:Start readingClick Reading or ClearlyReadShare if desiredMove to an archive notebook in Evernote or deleteLooking at those five simple steps, reading online seems less insane and even more exciting. If they could all be accomplished in one place, without having to jump around between various tools, reading would be more fun, and that would be for the betterment of humanity. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… One problem that people who live online do not have is a dearth of reading material at their fingertips. This should be the most exciting era in the history of reading, yet humankind’s favorite leisure activity is mired in an ever-expanding swamp of unread links, forgotten URLs, buttons and bookmarklets. So I’ve hacked together a half dozen tools into a method for managing reading madness. Here it is, in three easy steps. Step 1. Browsing The number-one problem I didn’t know I had with online reading was keeping track of everything I started to read, whether or not I finished it. Once I started tracking every article I opened, I realized that I would never again have to endure that agonizing, fruitless search of memory for “this thing I saw online the other day.”I track this using I installed the Chrome extension, and I added the bookmarklet to my mobile Safari and Chrome bookmarks. I fire off every time I start reading something. I use’s built-in hooks to send links to my @AblazeReads Twitter account and to Evernote. That gives me two redundant logs of my readings that are easy to find at all times via local search, browser, or Twitter client.I don’t post everything. Like anybody, I occasionally read articles I’d be embarrassed to share (or maybe even remember), which is why those “frictionless” social reading apps on Facebook are dumb. But if I think I might possibly want to look at an article again, I click ‘Reading.’ And in case anyone else wants to sip from my reading firehose, they can do so on RSS, Twitter or Kippt, which is kind of neat.Step 2. ReadingWhen and where I actually do the reading depends on what device I’m using and what time of day it is. This is where the madness starts.Reading ImmediatelyUnlike every other nerd, apparently, I’m still a big RSS user. There are 100 or so sites that I read religiously, so I use the Reeder app for Google Reader whenever possible. It clears out my Google Reader queue on desktop and mobile, so things don’t slip down the list and into oblivion. Almost always, these are long stories that I send immediately to Pocket, which saves them to read later. If they’re very short, I read them inside Reeder, but these days I have to remember to open them in the browser as well and hit the button, too. Kind of a pain.If I’m reading something immediately on the desktop, my preference is to read the article directly in the browser. Isn’t that quaint? Most websites are so horrible that the idea of reading a Web article au naturale is a funny joke. But for those cherished few publications that celebrate design, as well as most respectable personal blogs, I like to see the words displayed as their author intended them to be seen.But more often than not, Web layouts are crazy looking, so I use a browser extension to read them. I’m a Chrome and Evernote user, so I use Evernote Clearly to clean up pages for reading. It’s nice looking, and it gives you the easy option to save an article to Evernote with one click (more on that later). Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#How To#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Reading is usually a bit easier on mobile, where articles tend to be more legible. If they’re not, I either use Safari Reader mode or the Readability mobilizer in Tweetbot, my Twitter client of choice, to clean them up.Reading Later Nonetheless, I do the vast majority of my reading in Pocket. It’s attractive, it has excellent sharing options, and it lets me see the material it stores without an Internet connection. I also like having that red badge on my iOS home screens nagging me to read more because I’m a masochist.Lately, I’ve been enjoying Pocket on a Nexus 7, but I also read heavily on the iPad and iPhone. I prefer the Nexus’ screen size, but I dearly love the Apple devices’ retina text and superior scrolling. It’s an unfortunate tradeoff.In rare cases, I have time to clear out my Pocket queue while I’m at my Mac, so I open the Pocket views of the articles in a bunch of tabs, read them, then delete or archive them and close the tab.For me, saving something to Pocket is part of starting to read it, so I click the button at the same time as I save to Pocket. This is an annoying extra step, but hopefully the services will learn to speak to each other and make that action simultaneous. By posting to at the outset, I don’t have to think about whether or not I’ve done it when I delve into Pocket.Step 3: Sharing & ArchivingSharingBy posting to, I automatically share everything I read at the outset. I figure anyone who wants the firehose will subscribe, and the rest of the Internet doesn’t want to know.But I want to share the more remarkable reads on my personal feeds. Twitter is the main place for that, because I figure people who follow me on Twitter generally share my interests. My preferred tweet format for sharing an article is a money quote followed by the link. If there’s no quote short enough, I’ll come up with a brief summary or simply post the title.I prefer to tweet the natural URL, so people can see what site the story is on, but if I’m sharing from Pocket, there will be a URL.I usually tweet great quotes I come across as I’m reading. I try to keep the noise down, but sometimes an article is so mind-blowing that I have to keep tweeting out the genius. I’ve learned to do so at a pace my followers don’t seem to mind, and I find this increases the likelihood that someone will click, read, and talk with me about it.I only use Facebook for actual, real-life friends, so I’m much more discriminating about what I share there. Facebook article previews are pretty informative, so I try to make those posts worthwhile by adding a couple of sentences explaining why I think people should read this thing.ArchivingIf I read something particularly beautiful, funny, informative or terrifying, I want to keep it. Even if the site goes away, or the whole Web explodes and all the links break, I want to keep the treasures I’ve found. That’s where Evernote comes in. jon mitchell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Heatwave continues in Guj, Ahmedabad boils at 45 deg C

first_imgAhmedabad, May 17 (PTI) Most parts of Gujarat continued to reel under hot weather conditions today with mercury levels in many cities hovering between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius during the day.A severe heatwave gripped Ahmedabad and adjoining Gandhinagar today, as maximum temperature in both the cities was 45 degrees Celsius during the day, almost a notch above yesterday, according to MeT centre said here.Heat wave conditions prevailed in other parts of the state as well. Surendranagar was hottest in the state with maximum temperature of 45.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Kandla Airport 45.2, Amreli 44.9, Rajkot 44.3, Vadodara 43.9, Bhavnagar 43.8, Deesa 43.7, Vallabh Vidyanagar 42.8 and Bhuj recorded 42 degrees Celsius.According to Met Centre officials, the heat wave is not likely to subside in the next few days.”As per our prediction, maximum temperature in Ahmedabad will remain at 45 degrees Celsius for the next couple of days. Temperature may drop slightly only after May 20. Till then there wont be any respite from heat,” Assistant Director of Met Centre, Manorama Mohanty said.Meanwhile, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has issued a red alert for citizens, as temperature may remain around 45 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and Thursday.”Since the temperature touched 45 degrees today, we have issued a red alert, asking citizens to be careful for next two days,” Solanki added.According to AMC health officials, the heat wave has claimed two lives in the city so far.”Apart from the two deaths, around 20 people from the city fell ill in the last couple of weeks due to severe heat. Since the heat wave will continue to prevail for the next few days, we have issued an advisory for citizens, asking them to take precautions in order to avoid getting affected from the heatwave,” AMC medical officer Dr Bhavin Solanki said. PTI PJT PD NP DIP SREadvertisementlast_img read more

Japan benefit from home advantage to edge towards tier-two breakthrough

first_imgGregor Townsend may have had Russia to prepare for this week but the attention of the Scotland coach drifted towards Sunday’s (hopeful) showdown – Typhoon Hagibis notwithstanding – against the hosts Japan and the stark fact that victory may not be enough to prevent his side from making an early exit for the second time in the last three World Cups.Scotland, who must take four more points from the Pool A finale than the hosts to reach the quarter-finals, had already noted preferential treatment for Japan in the way their games are spread out with no short turnarounds, not that it did England much good four years ago.Townsend queried a refereeing decision made during the last knockings of Japan’s 38-19 victory against Samoa when they had won the match but not secured a try bonus point. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. In the second half, Italy had a lineout from close to the same position. The throw was so not straight that the target could barely get a finger tip on his outside arm to touch the ball. Canada secured the ball but only after a knock-on. So there was a scrum. To Italy.Tier-two nations have long complained that, on balance, refereeing decisions go against them but will there be a role reversal on Sunday with Scotland cast in the role of the emerging and Japan enjoying the status of the arrived.There will not be many neutrals in the ground, the venue for the final and the scene of Scotland’s opening-round collapse against Ireland, and the home supporters are now unashamedly partisan.The world game, never mind the tournament, would receive a needed stimulus should Japan make it to the quarter-finals and a potential return encounter with South Africa, the team they defeated to ignite the 2015 tournament. Gregor Townsend’s faith in Scotland decider going ahead seems misplaced • This is an extract from our weekly rugby union email, the Breakdown. To subscribe, just visit this page and follow the instructions. Since you’re here… Pinterest Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Rugby World Cup Topics The Breakdown Read more Rugby union Share on Pinterest Time was up when Samoa were awarded a penalty five metres from their line. Instead of kicking the ball dead, they opted for a scrum with a token bonus point to be won. The referee, Jack Peyper, awarded Japan a free-kick for a crooked feed – a rare call – and within a few seconds Kotaro Matsushima had scored his fourth try of the tournament to make Scotland’s task that little bit harder.“I think it is an incredible call,” Townsend said. “It is not something that has been refereed and there has been an agreement that there is more latitude for scrum-halves putting in the ball because you are the team that has won the scrum. To see it in a World Cup really surprised me. To see it in injury time for a gamechanging decision was an even bigger surprise.”Leaving aside debate about typhoons and what should happen in their event, there is a history of hosts being on the right end of dubious on-field decisions, although England were not so blessed: the 2011 World Cup final when France blamed Craig Joubert for their one-point defeat by the hosts New Zealand; the 2007 quarter-final when, conversely, New Zealand alleged Wayne Barnes was biased towards the French; no one was allowed to scrummage against Australia in 2003 and then there was the 1995 semi-final between South Africa and France when the result, had the television match official system been in place, would surely have gone the way of the French.Townsend did not have to claim there was a conspiracy to give Japan the best chance of making the last eight and fulfilling World Rugby’s ambition of having one tier-two nation in the quarter-finals but the suggestion was left hanging in the air. The hosts will have had eight days between matches when the sides meet; their opponents four. Home advantage indeed.And yet Canada were penalised for a crooked lineout on their 22 early in their match against Italy in Fukuoka. The referee was Nigel Owens, the most experienced in the tournament, and the throw was, by the standards that now seem to apply, not that wonky. One scrum later and Italy had their first try. Scotland’s head coach Gregor Townsend has expressed surprise at the decision that enabled Japan to score a late try against Samoa. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Imagescenter_img Japan rugby union team Rugby World Cup 2019 The past three weeks have shown there is an audience for rugby in Japan but more than that there is commercial interest. Had World Rugby’s proposed Nations League not been stillborn earlier this year, Japan would have joined the Rugby Championship, along with Fiji, a move that would have been transformative.It may still happen, although, alas, not for Fiji because, without the cash injection World Rugby had pledged, they would bring no commercial value. Japan are different and it has been notable that advertisements on trains and the subway now feature local players prominently.The Rugby Championship countries are negotiating a new television deal for another four years at a time when Super Rugby’s allure is fading, having lost so many players to Europe and Japan. South Africa have wondered aloud about joining the European countries because it would be more financially lucrative but Japan have given pause for thought.No Nations League means the south will continue to lag behind the north financially but Japan may prove to be the land of opportunity. The TV audience share for the match between Japan and Samoa was more than 46%, reckoned to be the biggest live audience in the country this year, and 150,000 supporters crammed into the fan zones.Japan making the quarter-finals would only enhance their value. At the start of the tournament there was an assumption they would target the Scotland game but their coach, Jamie Joseph, had Ireland in mind all along.The result was an explosion in interest in Japan and Scotland are now being billed as the fall guys. They will not accept the role come Sunday but it is not only because Japan are the hosts that they are in such a position. Share via Email Facebook Share on Twitter features Share on Facebook The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Read more Share on LinkedIn Twitter Rugby World Cup: England v France off and Japan v Scotland under threat from Typhoon Hagibis Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more


first_imgCatt Gallinger’s eye tattoo became infected and swollen. It has nearly cost her vision.PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK/CATTGALLINGER LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twenty-four year old Catt Gallinger’s fun excursion into body art ended in horror when an eye tattoo left her partially blinded and oozing purple tears. The tattoo was meant to have tinted her sclera, the white part of her eye, but instead went terribly wrong, causing pain and possible permanent impairment. Now the young model is sharing her story in the hopes that others won’t make her same mistake.In a post shared several thousand times on Facebook, Gallinger, who is from Canada, explained how a recent attempt to tint the whites of her eye purple has nearly cost her vision, The Independent reported. According to Gallinger, the artist did not dilute the ink, injected too much of it into her eye, and did not have enough injection sites on her eyeball. All this caused the eye to swell and the ink to seep out.READ MORE Twittercenter_img Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

RCS Mobiles NextGen Customer Interaction Platform

See All in Messaging » Tapping Into Mobile Text Michael Finneran February 26, 2019 For the general population, text might be a simple idea, but for businesses it’s evolving as a strategic imperative. Making Business Messaging a Sinch Beth Schultz February 15, 2019 CLX Communications rebrands to reflect evolution of SMS to rich media engagement. If you’re an enterprise communications and collaboration specialist, especially if you work in the U.S., it’s totally understandable if you haven’t heard of or paid attention to Rich Communication Services, or RCS.  But you might want to starting familiarizing yourself with this technology.RCS, developed in a GSMA-led wireless industry initiative, is a multichannel augmentation/replacement for SMS. It’s integrated natively to the mobile phone, just like the phone dialer and SMS viewer, to provide rich text and video services. The GSMA has positioned RCS as one of the next big things in wireless, touting it as an alternative to over-the-top messaging solutions like Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and WeChat. However, GSMA’s promotional efforts around RCS have had little impact so far, especially in the U.S.The reality is that RCS has seen limited market uptake. Apple has yet to announce RCS support, and domestic mobile network operators (MNOs) have been slow to adopt without support from the number one smartphone brand in the U.S. RCS has met with some success elsewhere globally, but overall rollouts haven’t exploded as the wireless industry and the MNOs had hoped.All that said, last month at the Mavenir analyst event I saw a use case for RCS that is both persuasive and valuable… to enterprises.At the event, Mavenir made clear its belief that RCS wouldn’t replace any hugely popular consumer messaging services. This is understandable. Consumer messaging is generally driven by group and small-group behavior. Members of groups tend to adopt a messaging platform together and may change as a group if that platform loses its allure (witness the youth movement from Facebook to Snapchat after parents got on the social network). However, Mavenir, like others involved in wireless, said it believes that RCS can provide an excellent platform for many customer-to-business interactions — specifically, those that are application to person, or, as they’re commonly known, A2P. Mavenir refers to its implementation of A2P as RCS Business Messaging, or RBM.Messaging, whether it be via Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, or whatever, is increasingly being used for rich customer interactions that include text, pictures, video, and so on.  In China, an exploding market has emerged using WeChat as a messaging commerce platform. However, these platforms have been chosen based on group affiliations, so lack the universality of SMS.This means organizations — or “brands” in this context — using messaging to interact with their customers have to support an ever-growing number of messaging channels, all of which only access a fractional subset of the desired customer base. As new and ever more group-specific messaging platforms roll out, this landscape gets increasingly complex.Alternatively, a company might offer a brand-specific device application for download; however, consumers really have to be committed to the brand relationship to bother with a download. As a result, many customer relationships aren’t adequately supported in the emerging over-the-top (OTT) messaging environment or by applications. This is the factor that has driven the explosion in communications platform as a service (CPaaS) and SMS messaging business process integration. The universality of SMS makes it ideal for general interactions with a large customer base (dentist appointment notifications or password resets, for example). The intent is to provide the same levels of universality as SMS and device integration but with a rich set of customer interaction services to create a transformational consumer experience.Tags:FeaturesRCSMavenirGSMAMessagingAPIs & Embedded CommunicationsContact Center & Customer ExperienceIndepthReal-Time CommunicationsTechnology Trends123nextlast Articles You Might Like Are You Prepared for Text Messaging Circa 2020? Brad Roldan April 29, 2019 Get in the know about the under-the-radar changes taking place this year that could affect your business. smartphone-1132677__340.png Slack Competitor Mattermost Raises $20 Million in Funding Michelle Burbick February 07, 2019 Open source messaging platform differentiates on security and developer focus. RCS Vs. OTT Chat Apps: A Question of Standards Robert Gerstmann December 19, 2018 While chat apps might satisfy the needs of smaller companies, RCS will appeal to large enterprises with sophisticated requirements. read more

New iPhone to have thinner screen freeing up half a millimeter Wall

by News Staff Posted Jul 17, 2012 12:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A published report says the new iPhone will have a thinner screen. That could leave more room for a larger battery.The Wall Street Journal is citing unnamed people familiar with the matter in reporting that the new iPhone will have a screen that can sense touches without the need for a separate, touch-sensitive layer.Tuesday’s report says that would shave off half a millimeter from the thickness of the screen.That doesn’t mean the phone itself will be thinner. For instance, Apple might use the space freed up to expand the battery. That, in turn, could offset some of the higher battery drain expected from chips that use new, high-speed wireless data networks.Apple doesn’t comment on its product plans. A new iPhone is expected this fall. New iPhone to have thinner screen, freeing up half a millimeter, Wall Street Journal says read more

Government expands apprenticeship opportunities

The quality of motor industry apprenticeships has been recognised by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) through a new grant to make apprenticeship places available to young people and adults across the UK. Schools Secretary Ed Balls announced an £11 million government fund to help firms build a more highly skilled workforce during the difficult economic times. Of the 16 firms which have reached agreement with government, six vehicle manufacturers are included: Click here for the New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team’s (NAIGT) report into the future of the UK automotive sector.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) ·         Scania in Milton Keynes·         DAF Trucks in Oxford·         Ford Motor Company in Daventry·         BMW in Bracknell·         Mercedes-Benz UK in Milton Keynes·         Jaguar Land Rover in Gaydon For more information on funding and support click here.  The apprenticeship scheme follows the £2.3 billion Automotive Assistance Programme activated in February 2009.  The UK automotive industry is 800,000 strong and its success depends on maintaining the highly-skilled workers within it. It is essential that the expertise of UK workers is supported as new technology and innovation will play a larger role in the development and production of forthcoming models.  read more

Ivano Balic after Spain We played against Spaniards and the referees –

← Previous Story Main Round in Novi Sad: Everything is still open! Next Story → EHF EURO 2012: Serbia is the first Semi-finalist! The Best Handball Player Ever in the voting competition of IHF, Ivano Balic was really angry after defeat of his NT in the opening match of the EHF EURO 2012 Main Round in Novi Sad against Spain 22:24:– It’s normaly that we couldn’t win, when referees steal from us. We fought aganst Spaniards and against that idiots. They made stupid decisions. Sincerely, I don’t want that any more – said Balic for Croatian PRESS and add:– I am sick of that. Everything is the same since the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. Every time, when we are able to make something big, referees coming… read more

The Great Wall of China is turning green for St Patricks Day

first_imgTHE GREAT WALL of China will become the ‘Green Wall of China’ this weekend.It will turn green for the first time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day as part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014.It will join 100 landmark buildings and iconic sites around the world signed up to take part this year.Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said,The Great Wall of China is joining the biggest Global Greening to date, involving iconic sites in countries around the world. It is, like all the best ideas, simple, inspiring and infectious.Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar said, “The aim of the Global Greening is to get the world talking about Ireland on St Patrick’s Day, and then persuade them to visit.It’s probably the most effective marketing tool for Ireland ever developed, it costs almost nothing and works incredibly well.“We aim to boost visitor numbers by a further 4 per cent this year and the greening of landmark buildings will certainly help us to do that”.Chief executive of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons said, “St Patrick’s Day traditionally marks the real start of the tourism season for us; our aim is to bring a smile to the faces of people around the world, while also showcasing our wonderful tourism offering to a huge global audience.Our message is that there has never been a better time to plan a visit to the island of Ireland.Here’s a list of just some of the landmarks around the world that are turning green for St Patrick’s Day this year:Great Britain; London EyeUnited States; Niagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides), ‘Welcome’ sign, Las Vegas and Empire State Building, New YorkFrance; Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland® ParisGermany; Olympic Tower in the Olympic Park, MunichItaly; Leaning Tower of PisaMonaco; Prince’s PalaceAustralia; Sydney Opera HouseAnd now The Great Wall of China Read: Here’s how the Taoiseach and Tánaiste are spending the St Patrick’s Weekend>Read: Dublin Airport is asking tourists not to say ‘St Patty’s Day’>last_img read more

Infographic How Facebook is taking over the world

first_imgSometimes it seems like just about everyone is on Facebook, but in actuality, there are at least one or two comatose grandmothers in Prague as well as whole tribes of South American aborigines who have not yet connected to the world’s social network! Can you believe it?These shocking revelations come to us by way of Candytech, a Czech company that helps companies measure the success of Facebook marketing campaigns. They’ve posted a fantastic infographic showing how Facebook stands demographically to date, which includes some interesting facts, including:• Facebook has gone from 337 million users to 585 million users in 2010. That number might seem like a lot, but compared to 7 billion people, it’s only a paltry 8.33% of the global population! Ho hum.• 7.9 new users signed up for Facebook every second of 2010.• The USA, UK and Indonesia (huh) are the top three counries, with the top 10 countries accounting for almost 60% of all users.• The majority of Facebook users are between 18 and 34. This surprises me: I would have been willing to bet that most users were teenagers, but they’re not even the fastest growing age group, which is the 65+ crowd. • Michael Jackson, a dead man, is the most popular public figure on Facebook. For some reason, Vin Diesel is also pretty popular, ranking two million fans above even Barack Obama.It’s a fascinating infographic, and really goes a long way to show how pervasive Facebook has become… and how far it still has to go to reach total ubiquity.Read more at Techcrunchlast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_img Image: DFA Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email 4 Comments Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Here are the main headlines of the day. Monday 2 Sep 2019, 8:59 PM 12,043 Views Sep 2nd 2019, 9:00 PM center_img US Vice President Mike Pence arrives into Shannon Airport. Get our daily news round up: Short URL By Garreth MacNamee US Vice President Mike Pence arrives into Shannon Airport. Image: DFA WORLD Scenery of the curve and grassland of Yili and Kerala in Xinjiang, China. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images#CALIFORNIA: At least four people died after a scuba diving boat caught fire off the coast of Santa Barbara. #BREXIT: In a statement this evening, Boris Johnson said that  there are “no circumstances” in which he will seek another Brexit delay from the EU, adding that he does not want a general election.#BLINDED: A teenage ‘fussy eater’ in the UK went blind due to his poor diet. PARTING SHOTOver in the UK, the Guardian managed to recreated live border crossings to show the British public the extent of the issue with the return of a hard border in the case of a no-del Brexit. According to the piece, which you can read in full here: “The map above shows border crossings in real time over the busiest hour of an ordinary Monday, 26 August 2019. The currently invisible frontier is not an arcane footnote of the Brexit process but an everyday part of people’s lives and livelihoods.” Source: The Guardian NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND US Vice President Mike Pence arrives into Shannon Airport. Source: DFAUS Vice President Mike Pence arrived into Ireland today for a two day visit.It emerged that Junior Cert results will be delayed until 4 October. Senior Kinahan associate Thomas Bomber Kavanagh was jailed for three years in the UK after his conviction on a a firearm charge.A man his 50 was charged in relation to a €1 million heroin seizure.There are more than 10,000 people homeless in Ireland for the sixth month in a row, according to the latest figures.More than 100 cars are still to be removed from a multi-storey car park following a huge fire in Douglas Shopping Centre in Cork city on Saturday. A commission on beef pricing could provide a solution to the stalemate between farmers and the meat industry, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.A man in his 30s died after a road crash in Galway.last_img read more

Not every woman receives proper cancer treatment

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia has one of the highest survival rates of women diagnosed with breast cancer. However, Cancer Australia and its CEO Dr Helen Zorbas recently revealed that unfortunately, there are women who still do not receive the necessary and appropriate medical attention. “We have really good care for most women with cancer and the breast cancer survival rate is among the best in the world. But we do also know that many women aren’t getting the right information about the best care for them,” Dr Zorbas said.Why did Cancer Australia release this statement? We took everything that was published in the literature and we also looked at the data. We brought together the best experts from across the country and brought them together with women who have experienced breast cancer. That exercise brought everybody together and identified areas of practice that today are still not enough. There is variation across the country and we know now what can we do better. We released a statement which identifies the 12 priority areas of practice and needing to be focused.What should be done when a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer? Having the right information that is understandable is really critical to making the right decisions for any individual person with breast cancer. The important thing for people to do is to take the time to understand the options, to ask questions, to feel confident enough to ask questions, to be aware what option they have. If the person isn’t satisfied, she can seek a second opinion.Are there any inappropriate practices that are particularly concerning to Cancer Australia? Many women who have had a mastectomy don’t have the opportunity of having a conversation about the option of the breast reconstruction. And that’s a really important conversation to have because it can have such a significant and powerful impact on woman’s self-esteem and their confidence. We know that across the country, the rates of breast construction vary significantly. Many women don’t have the opportunity to have that conversation.Another aspect is the follow-up after a woman has been diagnosed and treated for her cancer. It’s recommended to be seen by her doctors on a regular basis for many years. That follow-up has a specific schedule of tests which includes an examination, mammogram or ultrasound, but not other scans or tests on a routine basis. We do know, however, that many women undergo a number of invasive and extended tests on an annual basis that are not necessary and that could even do harm. Therefore, there’s another area of inappropriate practice that we have highlighted.How is the statement intended to be used? We had the overwhelming support of every single clinical college, cancer and consumer organisation across the country. More than 10 presidents of medical colleges attended the launch by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.We have confidence that these colleges will take this statement forward to their members. And the consumer organisation will do the same. So, the women will be empowered with information to give them the confidence to have their conversation with their doctors.last_img read more

La croissance des trous noirs supermassifs révélée par des chercheurs

first_imgLa croissance des trous noirs supermassifs révélée par des chercheursUne équipe d’astronomes de l’université de Tel Aviv vient de découvrir la façon dont évoluent les trous noirs supermassifs situés au centre des galaxies. Leur première phase de croissance aurait eu lieu de un à trois milliards d’années plus tôt que ce que l’on croyait jusqu’à présent.     Les trous noirs supermassifs se situent dans le coeur des galaxies. Ils peuvent atteindre des masses gigantesques allant jusqu’à plus de dix milliards de masses solaires. Mais ce que l’on ignorait, c’est l’origine de ces trous noirs. Très actifs pendant les premiers milliards d’années de l’apparition de l’Univers, il semblerait que leur croissance soit consécutive à la fusion de plusieurs galaxies entre elles, ces galaxies ayant alors également fusionné leurs trous noirs respectifs. À lire aussiLe grand “boom” entendu par les New-Yorkais proviendrait d’une météoriteGrâce aux observations des télescopes Gemini North et du VLT (Very Large Telescope) réalisées au cours des sept dernières années, les astronomes de l’université de Tel Aviv ont pu décrypter certains éléments comme le rayonnement émis par le gaz tombant sur les trous noirs.  Ainsi, Futura Sciences révèle les mesures qui montrent que la toute première période de croissance des trous noirs supermassifs a eu lieu 1,2 milliard d’années après la naissance de l’Univers (né il y a 13,7 milliards d’années). Soit beaucoup plus tôt que ce que l’on croyait jusqu’alors. Cette phénoménale croissance se serait arrêtée 100 à 200 millions d’années plus tard. Ces recherches ont permis de remonter à la naissance de ces trous noirs et de découvrir qu’ils étaient issus de masses équivalentes à “seulement” 100 à 1 000 masses solaires. Cependant, leur croissance aurait été extrêmement rapide. La phase finale de l’étude permettra de comparer l’évolution de ces trous noirs supermassifs avec celle des galaxies au sein desquelles ils se trouvent. Le 8 janvier 2011 à 20:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Presbytie définition opération traitement comment la corriger

first_imgPresbytie: définition, opération, traitement, comment la corriger?La presbytie est un défaut visuel qui se caractérise par une baisse de la vision rapprochée. La presbytie se manifeste à partir de l’âge de 45 ans environ. Il s’agit du trouble de la vision le plus répandu dans le monde. La presbytie : qu’est-ce que c’est ?La presbytie est un trouble de vieillissement de l’œil qui se manifeste chez tout le monde autour de 40 et 50 ans. Il s’agit d’une diminution naturelle de la capacité d’accommodation du cristallin pendant la lecture. Cette accommodation, qui permet à l’œil de faire la mise au point sur les lettres, diminue avec l’âge puisque le cristallin vieillit et perd de son élasticité. La presbytie se traduit ainsi par la perte de cette accommodation. La mise au point ne se fait plus correctement et la vision de près devient floue. La presbytie progresse généralement jusqu’à 55 ou 60 ans et se stabilise ensuite. On compte en France environ 20 millions de presbytes. 700 000 nouveaux cas sont détectés chaque année.Presbytie : quels symptômes ?La presbytie commence à se manifester par une baisse de la vision lors de la lecture, généralement entre 40 et 50 ans. La personne a alors du mal à lire les petites lettres (une notice, un journal, un menu) lorsqu’il y a un manque de lumière. Lorsque la lumière est suffisante, la lecture est cependant plus facile. Une personne peut se rendre compte qu’elle souffre de presbytie lorsqu’elle est obligée de tendre les bras pour lire son livre ou son journal, la vision de près étant trop floue. Des maux de tête et une fatigue oculaire peuvent également se manifester. Presbytie : quelles sont les causes ?L’âge est le principal facteur de la presbytie. La presbytie est dans la grande majorité des cas due au vieillissement du cristallin, qui se rigidifie avec l’âge. À lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?La presbytie peut aussi, dans de plus rares cas, se déclencher plus tôt. Une presbytie précoce est souvent causée par la prise de certains médicaments ou par certaines maladies comme le diabète ou les maladies cardiovasculaires. Presbytie : comment la corriger ?La presbytie se corrige facilement avec le port de lunettes ou de lentilles de contact adaptées lors de la lecture. Lorsqu’une personne souffre de presbytie et de myopie, elle peut opter pour des lunettes à verres progressifs qui permettent d’avoir une vue de loin et une vue de près adaptée (le haut du verre étant pour voir de loin et le bas pour voir de près).La presbytie peut aussi se traiter par une chirurgie au laser ou par la pose d’un implant.Le 18 août 2016 à 16:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Guest Star on Regular Show

first_img 6 Shows to Check Out on Hulu While You CanRegular Show #40 ends on a high note Stay on target Neil deGrasse Tyson is no stranger to cartoons. Besides narrating Cosmos, educating the public about astrophysics, and being an all-around smart person, he’s appeared in multiple animated shows, including Gravity Falls.His next appearance will be on Cartoon Network just in time for Halloween. Regular Show, which we remind you is anything but regular, is airing its Halloween episode on Thursday and the astrophysicist will make an appearance as himself.“Terror Tales of the Park VI” will also be the final Halloween special for Regular Show, which is in its final season.It’ll be a part of a larger Cartoon Network event, with special episodes from The Powerpuff Girls, The Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa, and others.You can watch a sneak peek of the episode, which will air Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. And no, we have no idea what’s going on either.The “Terror Tales of the Park” episodes are similar to The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror” specials. Usually, the characters tell scary stories to each other, so the episode is broken up into a number of vignettes. Because it’s Regular Show, the stories are almost always horrifying, featuring body horror, insane magic, and plenty of dry humor. So in a way, they’re not that different from a typical Regular Show episode.We’ll miss you, Regular Show.last_img read more

Megabots and Suidobashi Heavy Industrys Robots Are Going To Battle

first_img An American robotics company called MegaBots formed about two years ago, releasing a special challenge video to a popular Japanese robotics troupe. The challenge laid dormant for about a week, until the company, Suidobashi Heavy Industry, agreed that both would end up clashing together to see which would reign supreme.But the clash of the robot titans hasn’t occurred just yet. It’s been about a year since MegaBots originally issued the challenge. The robots that would end up participating in the clash have been worked on this entire time with plenty of YouTube coverage of their behind-the-scenes birth process, and now there’s finally a date set for the brawl.Co-founders Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti of MegaBots have come forward with September as the date the two companies will finally see who wins in the battle of the bots. It seems there’s been some sort of issues of the logistical sort when it comes to choosing a venue, from whether or not all the robots will be able to get to said venues to which kinds of trucks will have to be used to transport them.MegaBots is recruiting an enormous robot that stands 16 feet tall known as Eagle Prime, which was borne of a Kickstarter that cobbled $550,000 to bring the robot to life. Unfortunately, the event won’t be available to the public to ensure the safety of spectators, but at the very least it will be recorded.And this is certainly something you’ll want to watch played back given how epic the matchup seems like it will be. It’ll be uploaded via Facebook and YouTube for everyone who can’t make it out (all of us) so at least there’s that. We’ll at least get to the robot battle of the century take place somehow. We’ve got that as some consolation, anyway.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower Stay on targetlast_img read more

The Morning Press Volcano photos new police chief West 39th Street

first_imgA snowclad slope of Mount St. Helens in April 1980. With all the week’s festivities, here some top stories and news you may have missed:Photographer’s parting shots of Mount St. Helens live onThey’re brand new images of a Northwest icon that disappeared more than 33 years ago — the conical summit of Mount St. Helens.Reid Blackburn took the photographs in April 1980 during a flight over the simmering volcano.When he got back to The Columbian studio, Blackburn set that roll of film aside. It was never developed.On May 18, 1980 — about five weeks later — Blackburn died in the volcanic blast that obliterated the mountain peak.Those unprocessed black-and-white images spent the next three decades coiled inside that film canister. The Columbian’s photo assistant Linda Lutes recently discovered the roll in a studio storage box, and it was finally developed.Read the full story and see the photos here.New chief on the beat in VancouverOne knock against the previous chief was he was isolated from the rank-and-file and didn’t learn officers’ names.Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain said Monday, the start of his second week on the job, he plans on having photographs of officers to help memorize names and a magnetic board in his office showing an organizational chart with command staff and what they do.Most important, he plans on “getting out of this position right here,” he said during an interview in his office at police headquarters near Officers Row.last_img read more

Firefighters sent to house twice in same day in Cowlitz County

first_imgFirefighters in Cowlitz County were kept busy Monday by an afternoon house fire that rekindled later in the evening.Cowlitz-Skamania Fire District 7 was called to the house fire at 7441 Lewis River Road, just north of the Clark County line and Lake Merwin, at about 2 p.m. Monday.“Crews arrived and found the building completely involved, with flames shooting out of the windows,” said Fire Chief Gary Stuart.The blaze was contained within 45 minutes, Stuart said, but crews remained on scene for about four hours putting out hot spots.Crews were called back to the house at about 10:20 p.m. for a rekindle, Stuart said.“There were some hot spots we couldn’t reach because of damage to the floor,” he said. “We were trying to put everything out from the outside.”Crews stayed on scene until 4 a.m. Tuesday putting out the new hot spots.The agency was assisted by Cowlitz County Fire District 1.last_img read more

Zika virus The mosquitoborne disease explained in 90 seconds

first_imgFears are growing over the spread of the Zika virus, with the World Health Organization holding a conference today (28 January 2016) to discuss how to combat the explosive pandemic potential of the mosquito-borne disease that is rapidly spreading throughout Latin America.But what exactly is the Zika virus and what are the symptoms? IBTimes UK explains in this video what has caused the outbreak and how best to avoid infection.What is the Zika virus?The Zika virus is an infection passed on through the Aedes mosquito. It is difficult to detect, with only one in five people infected showing symptoms.What are the symptoms?In adults, the minor symptoms include fever, rash, headache and muscle pain. But for pregnant women it has been heavily linked with microcephaly, wherein babies are born with small heads and underdeveloped brains.Where does it come from?Zika was first discovered in a monkey in Uganda in 1947. The most recent outbreak was discovered in Brazil in May 2015. More than 20 countries in Latin America have now been affected, and it is likely to spread to other countries in Asia and Africa where Aedes mosquitos live.How do I avoid infection?There is currently no vaccine or cure for Zika. Travellers to affected regions have been advised to cover up and use insect repellent. Pregnant women have been advised to avoid countries with confirmed cases, and some affected countries have told women to avoid getting pregnant for up to two years.last_img read more

Hyderabad ready for DIY furniture with Ikea to open on July 10

first_imgHyderabad ready for DIY furniture with IKEA to open on July 10ReutersAfter years of research and delays that came with it, Swedish multinational group Ikea is ready to set foot in India, with its first store in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Hyderabad store is likely to throw its doors open to buyers on July 10, 2018.With this, the world’s largest furniture brand is looking to change the furniture shopping habits of people in the country and plans to introduce them to the concept of Do-it-Yourself, popularly known as DIY, furniture.Confirming that the brand was ready for India, an Ikea official told the Press Trust of India: “The first Ikea India store is opening in Hi tec city, Hyderabad in July 2018. We will be able to confirm the exact date very soon.” The official also spoke about other details of the Hyderabad store and said that it will have a 400,000 square feet of built-up area on 13 acres of land.While the Swedish firm hasn’t mentioned a date yet, Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, IT and Industries did hint at a possible timeline.”They (Ikea) are likely to open their first store in India in Hyderabad on July 10. Their CEO is expected to inaugurate the outlet. They earmarked ₹ 800 crore for the store. This will create many direct and indirect jobs in the State,” Ranjan told PTI.To facilitate its services in the country, Ikea has also tied up with UrbanClap, a mobile-based services marketplace, which will provide assembling services to buyers in the city.Speaking of the tie-up, Ikea India deputy country manager, Patrik Antoni earlier said: “DIY or Do it yourself is still a new concept in India and we will invest heavily to provide affordable and quality services. We are happy to partner with UrbanClap, India’s largest home services platform wherein trained carpenters in Hyderabad will assemble furniture for Ikea customers’ at their homes.”Which cities are next? Meanwhile, Hyderabad is not the only city that will see an Ikea store. The Swedish brand also plans to expand to other Indian cities in the next few years. Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, is likely to see a store coming up in 2019 and Ikea also plans to set its outlets in Bengaluru and the Delhi-NCR.Ikea had earlier said that it may open about four stores just in Karnataka, valued at Rs 2,000 crore. Each of the four Ikea stores in the state was likely to provide direct employment to 500 people and indirect employment to about 1,500 people, reported LiveMint.Apart from that, Ikea also has a distribution store in Pune.In addition, Ikea had earlier said that it was aiming for about 25 stores in India by 2025.last_img read more