Le mPower 1000 un bras neurorobotique pour aider les victimes dAVC

first_imgLe mPower 1000 : un bras neuro-robotique pour aider les victimes d’AVCMyomo Inc, une start-up installée dans le Massachusetts, a développé un bras neuro-robotique destiné à aider les victimes d’AVC qui ont perdu leur motricité.Dévoilé lors du salon annuel de l’Association américaine d’ergothérapie, le mPower 1000 est un bras neuro-robotique qui se présente comme une manche que le patient enfile. Equipé de “capteurs qui, posés à la surface de la peau, détectent les signaux musculaires les plus infimes”, explique la start-up dans un communiqué, le mPower aurait pour but d’assister les mouvements que les patients victimes d’AVC veulent effectuer, et cela grâce aux moteurs de l’appareil.À lire aussiDes médecins chinois font repousser l’oreille d’un patient… dans son brasL’appareil a reçu l’autorisation d’être utilisé pour des usages domestique et hospitalier, de la Food & Drug Administration. La société veut ainsi proposer un nouvel outil aux personnes ayant perdu de la mobilité à la suite d’un AVC, d’une sclérose en plaques, d’une lésion de la moelle épinière, d’une infirmité motrice cérébrale, d’une dystrophie musculaire ou encore d’un traumatisme crânien, rapporte Le Parisien.Pesant moins d’un kilo, l’appareil coûte 5.250 dollars, ce qui est bien moins que les appareils de rééducation utilisés dans les hôpitaux. Myomo travaille aujourd’hui sur un programme structuré lié à l’appareil ainsi qu’une application pour les smartphones afin d’encourager les patients à travailler de façon efficace, tout en permettant aux médecins de suivre leurs progrès grâce à une connexion bluetooth.Le 17 avril 2011 à 10:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mediator Les médecins ne seront pas les payeurs

first_imgMediator : “Les médecins ne seront pas les payeurs”Alors que le texte sur le fonds public d’indemnisation des victimes du Mediator doit être présenté mercredi en Conseil des ministres, certains aspects suscitent déjà la polémique. Une source anonyme affirmait notamment au Figaro que les médecins pourraient participer à l’indemnisation. Une information vivement critiquée, démentie par Xavier Bertrand ce dimanche.”Les médecins pourront être amenés à participer à l’indemnisation des victimes s’il est établi après expertise médicale qu’ils ont une part de responsabilité”, avait expliqué le ministère de la Santé à l’AFP samedi, en évoquant le texte qui sera présenté mercredi en Conseil des ministres  sur le fonds public d’indemnisation des victimes du Mediatior. Cette information, qui a provoqué une levée de bouclier parmi les médecins généralistes, a été reprise par le journal le Figaro samedi. Mais Xavier Bertrand a apaisé les esprits hier sur France 5. Dans l’émission “C Politique”, le ministre de la Santé a démenti cette information : “Mettre sur un même plan le laboratoire Servier et les médecins, c’est n’importe quoi, c’est ahurissant”. Xavier Bertrand a alors immédiatement assuré : “Les médecins ne seront pas payeurs (…) C’est pas les médecins qui ont produit le Mediator. Ce n’est même pas les médecins qui étaient chargés de la police du médicament”.Pour lui, “ceci fait suite à un article sur la base de documents préparatoires et pas à partir du texte en lui-même”, en parlant du texte visant à créer le fonds public d’indemnisation des victimes du Mediator. Ce fonds sera entièrement géré par l’Office national d’indemnisation des accidents médicaux, des affections iatrogènes et des infections nosocomiales (Oniam).Xavier Bertrand a alors précisé qu’après examen du dossier et s’il y a eu “préjudice”, cet Office se retournerait “contre le laboratoire Servier. Point. Parce que c’est lui qui justement a produit le Mediator. Et L’Oniam ne va pas chercher la responsabilité d’un médecin”.Les médecins, scandalisés À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Un peu plus tôt dans la journée, Claude Leicher, président de MG France, premier syndicat des généralistes, avait déclaré sur Europe 1 : “Je trouve cela particulièrement scandaleux que l’on cherche des boucs émissaires dans cette affaire à travers les médecins prescripteurs”. Par ailleurs, Gérard Bapt, député et président de la mission d’information de l’Assemblée nationale sur le Mediator s’est également prononcé contre une participation des médecins au financement de l’indemnisation au micro de France Info.Entre 1976 et 2009, le médicament antidiébétique largement détourné comme coupe-faim aurait fait entre 500 et 2.000 morts selon les études. A ce jour, plusieurs centaines de plaintes ont été déposées à l’encontre des laboratoires Servier.Le 9 mai 2011 à 09:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Roissy teste le rechargement des mobiles par induction électromagnétique

first_imgRoissy teste le rechargement des mobiles par induction électromagnétiquePowerKiss, c’est le nom de la nouvelle technologie que peuvent expérimenter les voyageurs dans certaines salles de restauration de l’aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle. Celle-ci permet de recharger les téléphones mobiles par induction électromagnétique. La société de restauration SSP vient de lancer l’expérimentation d’une nouvelle technologie à l’aéroport de Roissy, annonce les Aéroports de Paris dans un communiqué. Baptisée PowerKiss, cette technologie permettra aux voyageurs de recharger leurs téléphones mobiles sans aucun fil, grâce à l’induction électromagnétique. Les usagers des salles de restauration de SSP pourront demander une petite clé qui leur sera remise gratuitement. Ils n’auront plus qu’à la brancher à leur téléphone puis poser celui-ci sur une table transformée “en une véritable plateforme d’énergie”, explique le communiqué. Le téléphone se rechargera alors simplement.Les Aéroports de Paris tiennent à souligner que cette expérimentation devrait répondre aux attentes des passagers. Une récente étude menée par Food Travel Experts pour SSP Group a en effet révélé que les voyageurs utilisaient les espaces de restauration pour consommer, mais aussi pour se divertir. 40% des personnes interrogées disent ainsi y lire, 29% affirment téléphoner. Nombreux sont ceux qui travaillent, ou se distraient devant leur ordinateur.Le système PowerKiss est disponible dans plusieurs salles de restauration des terminaux 1 et 2A de l’aéroport Charles de Gaulle. Dans les mois à venir, de nouvelles salles seront équipées. A Roissy, mais aussi à Orly.Le 27 août 2011 à 12:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

le Ricoh CX6 remplacera le CX5

first_imgle Ricoh CX6 remplacera le CX5Les spécifications du Ricoh CX6 sont connues. Il s’agit d’une amélioration discrète de l’appareil photo numérique CX5, sorti l’année dernière.Ricoh vient de dévoiler le successeur de l’appareil photo numérique CX5. Il s’agit du CX6, évolution du modèle pré-cité. Par rapport aux CX 5 sorti en début d’année, le CX 6 reprend les caractéristiques suivantes : un capteur CMOS rétroéclairé de 10 mégapixels, un zoom optique X 10,7 et un écran de 3 pouces (7,5 cm). À lire aussiOlympus dévoile le Tough TG-1 pour des photos en conditions extrêmesAu rang des nouveautés, il faut signaler une hausse de la résolution (1,23 million de pixels) et d’un écran 1,7 fois plus lumineux. Un bouton direct de déclenchement vidéo a été ajouté. Le CX6 sera commercialisé en 3 coloris : rose, noir et silver.Les ajouts sont donc appréciables mais discrets, d’autant plus que l’appareil ne peut toujours pas capter de vidéo en Full HD. Selon Les Numériques, flash et télémètre ont été recentrés et l’autofocus amélioré. Le CX6 sera disponible pour 299 euros.Le 18 novembre 2011 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Wwdc 2012 retour aux sources pour Apple

first_imgWwdc 2012 : retour aux sources pour AppleLa conférence de ce soir, au Wwdc 2012, au Moscone Center de San Francisco, a tenu ses promesses. Apple y a démontré quelques nouveaux produits, mais a surtout affiché sa volonté et sa technique. Après le décès de Steve Jobs et la semi-déception du nouvel iPad, la firme s’est souvenu d’où elle venait. C’est un éditeur de logiciel et un constructeur de hardware.Pas d’iTV, pas d’iPad Mini, pas d’iPhone 5…Les aficionados d’objet technologiques peuvent nourrir quelques regrets, surtout après la dernière présentation mi-figue, mi-raisin du nouvel iPad.Et pourtant, ceux qui ont connu Apple il y a quelques dizaines d’années auraient pu se croire revenu en arrière pour la méthode, avec des produits, eux, du 21ème siècle. Cet Apple-là n’est pas celui qui essuyait encore ses larmes du décès de son fondateur. Il est revenu à ses bases : le hardware et le logiciel, sans fioritures. Dans son comportement, il n’hésite pas à tacler Android, et son marché dit “segmenté”, données de parts d’adoption des OS affichées sur le mur. Dans ses démonstrations, cette même volonté s’est encore plus exprimée.Un constructeur de matérielIntel a présenté son architecture Ivy Bridge il y a trois semaines ? Les constructeurs ont encore du mal à lancer leurs produits ? Apple présente lui un nouveau Mac Book Air doté d’un processeur 2 Ghz dual-core i7, de 8 Go de mémoire RAM. 512 GB de stockage SSD, de ports USB3, d’une caméra 720p, et le tout en 11 et 13 pouces. Cerise sur le gâteau : il sera vendu moins cher que le modèle précédent (999 dollars). Et dans ce train Ivy Bridge, les MacBook Pro 13,15 et 17 pouces suivent sans perdre la cadence, en affichant un prix très agressif (à partir de 1199 dollars). Quant au fameux MacBook Pro “Nouvelle génération”, avec écran Retina (résolution de 2880 par 1800 pixels pour une diagonale de 15,4 pouces), il ferait presque office de mise en garde, pour rappeler à la concurrence que dans ce domaine, l’innovation est encore possible (mais à quel prix !), et que la firme de Cupertino peut encore repousser des limites pour s’affirmer comme référence.Un développeur et un éditeur de logicielsApple développe depuis un certain temps, et là aussi, n’a pas lésiné sur les moyens : édition photo, vidéo, production, navigateur web, élargissement des capacités de Siri, d’iCloud, de Messages, de reminders, de Notes, en passant par des changements de fond attendus depuis longtemps, comme l’intégration de Facebook dans le nouvel OS 6.La firme ne semble plus hésiter à faire le ménage et à renouveler ses gammes…Comme ses solutions : usage multiple et enfin unifié dans iOS 6 et dans le nouvel OS X Mountain Lion, qui, là encore, affiche un tarif terriblement agressif (19,99 dollars). Un prix qui pourrait faire réfléchir les assembleurs face à l’arrivée prochaine de Windows 8.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Dans cette volonté de croiser le fer, la sortie du nouveau Safari, avec un javascript plus rapide ou les recherches accessibles  la barre d’adresse n’en est qu’un exemple de plus; en l’occurrence, pour tenter de rattraper son retard sur Chrome.On notera également quelques modifications bien senties sous iOS 6, comme l’option de rappel ultérieur ou le mode “Je suis occupé” qui faciliteront les manipulations d’utilisateurs d’appareils iOS.Moins de Bling Bling (même si les longues séances d’autosatisfaction sur l’App Store, sur le nombre de terminaux iOS vendus et le taux d’intégration de Mac OS X Lion ont paru très longues !), et plus à l’essentiel : Apple semble avoir pansé ses plaies et revenir en meilleur forme. La rentrée s’annonce chaude !Le 12 juin 2012 à 00:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

La NASA veut placer un astéroïde en orbite autour de la Lune

first_imgLa NASA veut placer un astéroïde en orbite autour de la LuneDans son objectif de rester en tête de la conquête spatiale, la NASA envisage de placer un astéroïde en orbite autour de la Lune. En effet, avoir un astéroïde “à disposition” permettrait d’y récolter des matériaux vitaux pour la conquête spatiale.Qui a dit que la Lune n’intéressait plus la NASA ? Bien au contraire, elle est au coeur de nombreux projets parmi lesquels un a de quoi étonner. Des chercheurs du Keck Institute for Space Studies ont en effet confirmé que l’agence envisageait d’envoyer une sonde harponner un astéroïde afin de le remorquer et de le placer en orbite lunaire. D’un coût total de 2,6 milliards de dollars, cette mission serait pilotée par les équipes de l’institut et pourrait prendre place dès les années 2020.Plus concrètement, ce projet se déroulerait en vérité en cinq phases, explique le New Scientist.  La première consisterait à lancer dans l’espace un vaisseau à l’aide d’une fusée Atlas V. Celui-ci voyagerait ensuite plusieurs mois pour atteindre un astéroïde dont le diamètre avoisinerait les 7 mètres. Après l’avoir étudié brièvement, la sonde se servirait alors d’un sac géant d’au moins 10 mètres sur 15 pour capturer l’astéroïde et le remorquer jusqu’à la Lune. Une tâche pas si simple qui prendrait entre 6 et 10 ans, d’après les calculs des scientifiques. Une fois arrivée à destination, la sonde placerait alors l’astéroïde en orbite lunaire. “Le projet a encore besoin de quelques réglages scientifiques et techniques minutieux mais il est vu comme une avancée importante pour l’exploration”, a expliqué Louis Friedman de la Planetary Society. En effet, en approchant de la sorte un astéroïde, il deviendrait beaucoup plus simple de l’étudier avec des engins spatiaux mais aussi avec des équipages humains. Il serait alors possible de récolter des matériaux à sa surface et de les ramener en très peu de temps pour les analyser.Approcher l’astéroïde plutôt que s’aventurer dans l’espace À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreBien le président Obama souhaite que des astronautes soient un jour envoyés vers un astéroïde, ceci représente aujourd’hui de nombreux risques notamment parce que la mission durerait certainement plus d’un an et qu’elle exposerait à long terme l’équipage à des radiations nocifs dont le champ magnétique terrestre ne les protégerait plus. D’où l’intérêt de capturer un astéroïde et de le ramener vers la Lune.D’ailleurs, l’astéroïde voisin pourrait aussi avoir d’autres utilités comme servir à entrainer des missions humaines à l’atterrissage ou encore à des compagnies privées qui proposeraient des voyages vers la Lune.Le 4 janvier 2013 à 19:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Agents of SHIELDs New Director Revealed

first_imgIn the second episode of the new season, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally answered a question we’ve had since the end of last season: Who is S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new director. With all the other mysteries going on this season, it would have been too much to keep the director’s identity secret for much longer.That’s not to say they didn’t try to drag it out as much as they could. In a scene where May and Coulson meet with the director face to face, the camera focuses on different people in the room, not letting you see who the agents are actually talking to. Finally, just as the joke is getting tired, we meet S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new director: A guy named Jeffrey.Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) greets S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new director (Jason O’Mara). (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)That’s all the show is giving us at this point, but he appears to be Jeffrey Mace, also known as The Patriot. For those unfamiliar with the character, The Patriot is essentially the guy you call when you can’t get Captain America. Since Steve Rogers is busy being in movies (in-universe explanation: Has gone AWOL following the Sokovia accords), it would make sense that S.H.I.E.L.D. would install this guy to put a positive public face on the shadowy organization.He is more than that though. May still sees demon faces everywhere, which eventually drives her to violent paranoia. When she begins attacking her fellow agents, Jeffrey uses his Inhuman strength to subdue her. Unbeknownst to Coulson, she is put in a straight jacket and onto a plane headed for who knows where.The ghostly figures form a plan on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)There are still plenty of mysteries yet to be solved this season. Remember that ghostly figure last episode who made everyone she touched see demon faces? It turns out she’s not the only one. After a genuinely creepy opening scene where she appears to haunt her former home, she returns to a facility in Pasadena, Calif., where she frees several other figures like her. From their arguments, we learn of a mysterious book that made them this way and that it’s somehow all “his fault.” We don’t know who “he” is, but all evidence so far points to Ghost Rider.Speaking of the spirit of vengeance, Daisy/Quake visits Robbie Reyes at work and spends the day goading him into attacking her. After another brief superhero fight, Quake tries to convince Reyes to look into why all these different gangs are suddenly working together. When she mentions some kind of cargo stolen from a facility in Pasadena, he takes off.S.H.I.E.L.D. has also traced the mysterious boxes they collected to Pasadena and the pair meet up with Fitz and Mack. After Quake and Ghost Rider save them from one of the ghostly figures, the brief S.H.I.E.L.D. reunion turns sour when Mack realizes Quake has been stealing supplies from them. Ghost Rider and Quake meet back up and join forces when Reyes reveals that he is the connection between the gangs working together and the incident in Pasadena.Ghost Rider saves Mack and Fitz from one of the “ghosts”. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)After last week’s surprisingly strong season opener, I was prepared for a second-week slump, but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kept up the pace last night and delivered another very strong episode. We were given just enough information to pique our curiosity for another week. Some things were revealed, but questions still remain. Is this new director really on the up-and-up, or is he taking things in a more fascistic direction? Who are these “ghosts” and how did they get that way? Will we get to see more Ghost Rider next week? There’s a sentence I never thought I’d type before this season started.last_img read more

MCU News Marvel Movies Leaving Netflix Thor Ragnarok details and More

first_imgStay on target In the lead-up to Avengers: Infinity War, you might be tempted to watch through every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that precedes it. Good thing the most recent ones are on Netflix, right? Well, that won’t be the case for much longer. When Disney first announced they were ending their partnership with Netflix in favor of launching their own streaming service, the company hadn’t decided whether that included Marvel and Star Wars films. They’ve decided now, and it’s exactly what we all suspected they would do.During a question-and-answer segment of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment conference, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the decision, Variety reports. “We’ve now decided we will put the Marvel and Star Wars movies on this app as well,” he said.Right now, this appears to affect the movies only. Marvel’s Defenders shows were made in partnership with Netflix, and will most likely remain on the streaming service while their feature film cousins jump ship. It’s super annoying to know there will be yet another streaming service we’ll have to pay for if we want to stream certain content. The one bright side is it will be nice to have all the MCU in one place, rather than spread across Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix. At this point, all we can do is hope it doesn’t cost too much. Or go back to buying physical media. Sure it’s expensive and takes up space, but remember knowing for sure whether or not you owned a thing? That was nice.We don’t know when the Marvel and Star Wars movies will leave Netflix, but the good news is it’s not going to happen right away. At the conference, Iger said Disney’s unnamed streaming service will launch in “late 2019,” so you probably have some time to enjoy Rogue One, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange before they go away.In better, more fun news from the MCU, Thor: Ragnarok is only a couple months away. We already know it will do a lot to set up for Avengers: Infinity War, but Slashfilm reports it might have explicit connections to Guardians of the Galaxy as well. In a visit to the set, the site saw concept art from the upcoming movie featuring some intriguing imagery. One featured Star-Lord’s ship from GOTG, hinting that it might make an appearance in Ragnarok. We already know from Disney’s D23 event and San Diego Comic Con that Thor will crash into Star-Lords ship in Infinity War, so it wouldn’t be a total surprise for it to make an appearance before than happens. The most likely explanation: It shows up in a post-credits teaser, possibly showing the moments before Thor crashes into Star-Lord’s windshield.Another cool GOTG connection Slashfilm noticed was some concept art featuring Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster speaking with The Broker. If you remember the first Guardians of the Galaxy, The Broker was the guy Star-Lord was trying to sell the Infinity Stone-containing orb too. It’s thought that The Grandmaster, The Broker, and Benicio Del Toro’s Collector are all Celestials, like Star-Lord’s dad. It’s possible The Grandmaster will try to get his hands on an Infinity Stone in Thor: Ragnarok. Maybe that’s part of how Thanos gets his hands on all six Infinity Stones (and the Gauntlet) in Infinity War.Though Thor: Ragnarok appears to be doing a lot of set up for Marvel’s gigantic crossover next year, it still looks like a lot of fun. Just going by the trailer, it has a humor and energy that’s completely different from either of the previous two Thor movies. A lot of that comes from the Thor-Hulk fight, which might be the most exciting part of the movie. Even Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo is drumming up hype for the showdown, with the help of some well-posed action figures. Though the trailer appears to imply that Thor will prevail in the fight, Ruffalo might be hinting at a different outcome. Of course, he would be biased, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see one shot like this in Thor: Ragnarok. Though he could be hinting to director Taika Waititi that he would have preferred this outcome. Also interesting about this post are the two hashtags, ragingfire and smolderingfire. They appear to reference Hulk and Thor, respectively. Maybe the two fires will join together to escape (and burn down) the Grandmaster’s arena.We’ll have definite answers to all these questions once Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters on November 3, 2017.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Venom’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News last_img read more

British Airways to Fuel Flights With Household Waste

first_img Amazon Pledges to Make Half Its Shipments Carbon Neutral by 2030Portugal ran on renewable energy alone for four days Stay on target One man’s trash is another man’s … jet fuel?British Airways plans to convert household waste into renewable jet fuel.Part of the airline’s commitment to cut net emissions in half by 2050, the first in a series of waste plants will turn dirty diapers, plastic food containers, chocolate bar wrappers, and more into clean-burning, sustainable propellants.The factory can reportedly transform enough rubbish to power all BA 787 Dreamliner-operated flights from London to San Jose, Calif., and New Orleans, La., for a whole year.“Sustainable fuels will play an increasingly critical role in global aviation, and we are preparing for that future,” International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh said in a statement.British Airways—the UK’s largest international airline—is working with recycling and waste management expert Suez and renewable fuels firm Velocys, each of which provides funding, as well as technological and operational support.“Turning household waste into jet fuel is an amazing innovation that produces clean fuel while reducing landfill,” Walsh added. “This partnership … shows how we are investing in our long-term future—and that of our customers.”Compared with conventional jet fuel, BA’s new product is expected to scale down greenhouse gas and particulate matter emissions by 60 percent and 90 percent, respectively. The UK Department of Transport just last week added sustainable jet fuel to its Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) incentive scheme.“We believe that the recently announced RTFO changes will allow the UK to become a world leader in sustainable jet fuel,” Velocys chief David Pummell said in a statement.It remains unclear exactly where or when this new plant will be constructed, or when it will begin production. British Airways did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Companies have been going green for years; in January, Greenpeace named Apple, Google, and Facebook among the world’s most environmentally friendly tech firms.In the last decade, meanwhile, a number of test flights have been conducted using biofuels like waste vegetable oil, algae, jatropha, and camelina to help reduce air pollutants.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Cuba Rolls Out Mobile Internet Service to Citizens for the First Time

first_imgStay on target Study: Teen Tech Time Not to Blame For Poor Mental HealthRugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits Kickstarter Cubans will now be able to access the internet on their mobile phones, according to state-run telecom agency ETECSA.The announcement is a milestone for the Communist-run country, which has long been considered one of the least connected countries in the world, and one of the last without mobile internet.Starting Thursday, December 6, citizens would be able able to start subscribing to internet access via a 3G mobile network.In a news show broadcast on Tuesday, ETECSA executives announced a range of packages valid for 30 days from 600 MB for the equivalent of $7 dollars to 4 GB for $30. Without a package, 100 MB will cost users $10, Reuters reported.With average state wages at around $30, the cost for mobile internet will likely be out of reach for most Cubans, even though users get a bonus 300MB use of local .cu domain websites.The list of packages for the connection to mobile internet from mobile phones is displayed on a woman’s phone screen in Havana, Cuba on December 6, 2018. (Photo Credit: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images)Until today, citizens have mostly relied on Wi-Fi hotspots and internet cafes for mobile internet access, and the 3G service has been restricted to state-employed journalists and foreign businesses among others, according to BBC News.“It was about time this became a possibility for Cubans too,” Havana resident Joaquin Montiel, 58, told Reuters. “But for some, like me, it’s still a remote one.” Montiel said he would not be able to afford a cellphone with 3G technology on his salary of less than $20 per month as a salesman in a state company.Still, the launch is seen by many as a sign that the country is further softening its tough stance on individual freedoms. Internet was only largely available to tourist hotels and state-run clubs until 2013, when the island country began opening internet cafes.It wasn’t until 2015 when the first Wi-Fi hotspot opened at a cultural centre, and other public spaces followed, the BBC reported. But many Cubans have complained about having to brave the elements just to use the Wi-Fi at the hotspots, which also lack of privacy. In 2017, ETECSA offered a limited number of home connections.To reduce the risk of being overwhelmed with demand, ETECSA is rolling out the new 3G service will be rolled out over a three-day period.More on Geek.com:Study: College Students Choose Smartphones Over FoodApple Reveals Most Popular iPhone Apps of 2018Suspect Remotely Wipes iPhone While It Sits in Police Evidencelast_img read more

Horror Noire Continues Scariest Black History Month Yet

first_img Watch These Movies Before ‘Don’t Let Go’‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… Stay on target Horror movies are especially effective when they tap into real-life fears and exaggerate them to truly terrifying proportions. What if your nightmares could actually hurt you? What if there was something actually scary in the dark? What if your dead children came back to life and tried to kill you?And as we’ve said before, the reason why horror centering around Black people works so well is that the actual Black experience is already so horrific and violent in a white supremacist society that you don’t need to change it that much to make it scary. Just turn on the news and see what’s happening in Virginia (and everywhere in America). Ask Liam Neeson about!That’s why there’s such a rich tradition of Black horror movies. And if you want to learn more now you can with Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, an original documentary on horror movie streaming service Shudder.The documentary is based on the book by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman and explores how horror filmmaking and Black filmmaking have been entwined throughout the decades, how horror is such a potent vehicle for Black art. You’ve got your Blaculas, your Black Frankensteins, your hauntings in both slave plantations and Chicago housing projects. And don’t even get us started on zombies, a Haitian nightmare of being a slave even after death reworked into Romero’s surprisingly socially conscious 1968 Night of the Living Dead kicking off the whole undead craze.Horror Noire also features interviews with the Black artists behind these projects. Horror filmmaking tends to attract more outsider artists with its looser restrictions and limited budgets. So combine that with already being marginalized in the studio system because of your race and it’s a perfect fit. Guests include Candyman himself Tony Todd and Jordan Peele, the modern Black horror mastermind behind Get Out, the upcoming Us, and the Twilight Zone reboot.Horror Noire is streaming now on Shudder. For less terrifying Black streaming content check out Blaxploitation destination Brown Sugar. And see all of Geek.com’s Black History Month coverage right here.last_img read more

Upcoming road schedule for WWE this weekend 219225

first_img Google+ Seth Rollins Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Twittercenter_img Kurt Angle Roman Reigns is in Remission Upcoming road schedule for WWE from February 19 to February 25, 2016.* 2/19 NXT live event in Asbury Park, New Jersey* 2/19 NXT live event in Gainesville, Florida* 2/20 NXT live event in Albany, New York* 2/20 live event in Youngstown, Ohio* 2/21 Fastlane PPV live in Cleveland, Ohio* 2/22 RAW TV tapings live in Detroit, Michigan* 2/23 Smackdown/Main Event TV tapings in Indianapolis, Indiana* 2/25 NXT live event in Orlando, FloridaAttending any of these events over the next week? Send us a live report to either AdamMartin@wrestleview.com or Jason@wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Cesaro Pinterest Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WhatsApplast_img read more

Brock Lesnar returns on RAW tonight PostWWE TLC PPV videos

first_img Now Playing Up Next Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto Brock Lesnar Google+ Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBraun Strowman Still Not Cleared For MatchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar returns on RAW tonightWWE RAW is live tonight from Green Bay, Wisconsin.Tonight will see the fallout from last night’s TLC PPV in Minneapolis and the return of WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to answer the challenge made by WWE Champion Jinder Mahal for a match at the Survivor Series PPV next month.Wrestleview.com will have live RAW coverage tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).#TheBeast @BrockLesnar will ANSWER @JinderMahal’s #SurvivorSeries challenge NEXT MONDAY on #RAW! #SDLive @HeymanHustle pic.twitter.com/ZS32gEnikP— WWE (@WWE) October 18, 2017Post-WWE TLC PPV videosWWE posted the following videos from after last night’s TLC PPV in Minneapolis. Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Braun Strowman Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) WhatsApp Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Matchlast_img read more

Syrian government reportedly recaptures part of Aleppo

first_imgDAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces have recaptured all the areas of western Aleppo taken by rebels in a major offensive aimed at breaking the siege of the opposition-held east of the city, a monitoring group said Saturday.The government forces have retaken all of the Dahiyat al-Assad district and the nearby village of Minyan on the southwestern outskirts of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.Rebels including the former Syrian branch of al-Qaida, the Fatah al-Sham front, launched an offensive in October aimed at breaking through to besieged eastern Aleppo for the second time.The rebels opened a corridor to the area in August, allowing some supplies in, but were forced back again in September.The United Nations Thursday warned that the quarter of a million residents of eastern Aleppo were at risk of starving after the last aid rations in the area were distributed.last_img read more

Landlord faces charges for alleged sexual attack

first_imgThe attorney for a local landlord on trial for allegedly making unwanted sexual contact with a client while showing her a vacant unit argued that this is a case of “he-said, she-said” and that it was a consensual encounter.Vancouver attorney Beau Harlan told the jury during opening statements Monday afternoon that his client David Clinton Campos did not force the woman to do anything. Much of her story, he said, is inconsistent with the evidence, which includes video surveillance of her walking out of the apartment complex with Campos after the alleged attack.Campos, 36, of Vancouver is facing one count each of indecent liberties with forcible compulsion and unlawful imprisonment in Clark County Superior Court stemming from the Aug. 7, 2015 incident. Campos was alone with the woman in the apartment at 305 W. McLoughlin Blvd. in Vancouver when he allegedly made the unwanted sexual contact with her.Harlan said that the 41-year-old woman Campos was with changed her story several times during interviews and that her story didn’t match up with what was seen in the video surveillance.The neighboring tenants also didn’t hear anything, Harlan said, despite the woman reportedly yelling “no” and “stop!”Deputy Prosecutor Aaron Bartlett said Campos forced himself on the woman and tried to remove her clothes. He ignored her protests and efforts to push him off of her and then exposed himself and forced her to touch him, Bartlett said.last_img read more

Red Salvation Army kettles feeling golden

first_imgReports of gold coins showing up in the Salvation Army red kettles aren’t a new phenomenon, but until this year it’s been a rare sight in Vancouver.This year, though, Salvation Army of Vancouver has received not one, but two gold coins.On Friday, officials at the local Salvation Army office found a 1-ounce gold coin while looking through the donations from one of the 52 kettles stationed around Clark County.“It was a nice find,” said Dewey Weber, business manager for the Salvation Army of Vancouver.A couple of weeks ago, a 1/4 -ounce gold coin had showed up, he said. With gold trading at more than $1,268.60 an ounce, the coins are worth a total of $1,586.10 in donations. Officials said it’s the first time in three years they had seen a gold coin show up in the kettles.While that’s a drop in the bucket, so to speak, for the entire Salvation Army’s general fund, Weber said he and others are thrilled.“We’re happy with anything we get in the kettles,” he said.The generous gift is especially appreciated right now as Salvation Army officials say they’re falling short this year of their fundraising goal. As of Wednesday, the Vancouver office was $19,300 off from last year’s fundraising efforts. As of Friday, that number had grown to $24,500 off last year’s mark.last_img read more

Malick Mboob Explains Torture by Junglers in the Freedom Newspaper Hacking

first_imgBy Yankuba JallowMalick Mboob, an erstwhile editor-in-chief of the defunct Daily Observer newspaper said he was used as a scapegoat in the Freedom Newspaper Hacking saga  in 2006 and was tortured severely at the NIA.He told the Commission that the panel of investigators at the NIA cleared him of any wrongdoing, but Musa Jammeh was reluctant to releasing him because he has identified him as the prime suspect.Malick  Mboob was also a former State House reporter for the Daily Observer. Mr. Mboob also worked at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) from 2005 to 2006, but presently works at the Guaranty Trust Bank.Mr. Mboob told the Commission that he was called at the NIA headquarters by one Nuru Secka, Director of Operations who kept him at the NIA till evening, thereafter he was escorted to a tiny cell and locked up.He further told the Commission that later in the evening, journalists like Musa Sheriff, Pa Modou Faal and Sam Obi were brought in and locked up in the cell he described as very tiny.He said a 14-year-old-boy was also brought in and a few days later, Lamin Cham, Honourable Duta Kamaso and one soldier, Buba Jammeh were also brought in.He explained that these detainees were arrested in connection with the Freedom Newspaper hacking saga and he was paraded before a panel in a conference room where he met Momodou Hydara, deputy director of NIA, Malamin Ceesay, current police commissioner in Kanifing Division, Nuru Secka, NIA’s Operations director and Late Nfally Jabang, a state guard officer.He told the Commission that Momodou Hydara told him that he was the prime suspect in the Freedom Newspaper saga and Hydara asked him to tell them all he knew about the story. He said 13 years ago, he was tortured by the junglers at the NIA under the command of Captain Musa Jammeh for refusing to change his statement. He said Jammeh threatened to kill him with a gun or bury him alive if he did not change his statement.“I was crying. At some time, I couldn’t cry; so, I was lying down, allowing them to beat me,” the witness said.He said at some point, he pretended that he was dead so that the torturers would stop beating him. He said all the people present there excluding Musa Jammeh and Ismaila Jammeh were all beating him. He said after this, Musa Jammeh was panicked and ordered his men to stop beating him. He added that Ismaila Jammeh carried him and put him in the cell where he was locked.He said he shared a cell with Pamodou Faal who was the sports news anchor at GRTS, Musa Sheriff the proprietor of the Voice Newspaper, Wura Bah who used to operate an internet café along Westfield, Lamin Bojang from MRC, Harry Joof and Cherno Camara from Gamtel. He said he was taken to the military clinic on the 9th day of his detention after he insisted that he needed treatment. He told the TRRC that the NIA denied having detained him for two weeks when his family inquired about his whereabouts.“I spent 139 days in detention,” he said adding that he was released on bail. He said he was not told the reason for his arrest. He said he spent about eight months before acquiring a job.He said some of the detainees were released including Lamin Cham who all filled the NIA form and indicated that they are APRC supporters.He said three days after his torture, 29th May 2006, he was handed a dismissal letter from service at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital following a directive from the Office of the President which was supported by the Personnel Management Office (PMO).He said while serving his detention at the NIA, he used to communicate to Pap Saine of The Point Newspaper informing him about arrests and tortures of people at the NIA headquarters.He said he still undergo physiotherapy because of the effect of the torture he faced at the NIA.Malick testified that he was the State House correspondent at the time Ndey Tapha Sosseh was the editor-in-chief at the Daily Observer. He said he explicitly wrote about Musa Jammeh alias ‘Malianmungo’ after he allegedly stole food commodities from the Kanilai Farm.He told the Commission that whilst at the Daily Observer and after the death of Deyda Hydara, the GPU organised a protest march in solidarity with Deyda’s death. He expounded that the Daily Observer staff joined their colleagues from other media houses at the Arch in Banjul. Whilst there, he said, he realised that some security officials including the NIA officials wore the t-shirts and creep into the crowd disguising themselves as journalists.He explained that they conducted the procession from the Arch to the Ministry of Interior and handed over a petition to the minister. He said after the demonstration, the owners of Observer were not happy and Ndey Tapha Sosseh, who was the editor-in-chief was asked not to report to work the next day.Mr. Mboob  said he denied all the allegations levelled against him and was exonerated of wrong doing and the panel was contemplating releasing him, but Musa Jammeh walked into the hall and when he was informed that he (Malick) was going to be released, he (Musa) refused and responded that he had already told Jammeh that he (Malick) was the prime suspect.last_img read more

Napoli president could not wait on Maurizio Sarri to make future

first_imgNapoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has said he couldn’t wait any longer for Maurizio Sarri make any decision concerning his future at the club.Last Sunday, Chelsea had a general agreement with Sarri to succeed Antonio Conte but just last week, Napoli appointed Carlo Ancelotti to succeed Sarri as their new manager, according to Sky Sports Italia.De Laurentiis said he had to proceed and appoint Ancelotti, who has been out of management since he was fired by Bayern Munich in September 2017, for the best interests of the club.“There is no background to Sarri’s exit,” De Laurentiis said. “At a certain point, I told the press that his time was over.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I am in charge of a business, and I can’t be waiting for others to be available when they should always be available for the club.”“I gave him time, but then the time expired and I moved on by taking Carlo Ancelotti to Napoli,” he added.“We started to collaborate together for two days in Rome and then with Ancelotti first in London, then in Canada.”last_img read more

Drogba claimed that Lukaku learns from the best

first_imgRomelu Lukaku scored a brace in both of his World Cup games so far and he helped Belgium to pick another huge win in the group stage – and Didier Drogba claimed that he is taking advantage of his advice.Drogba used to play together with Lukaku back in their times at Chelsea and the Ivory Coast legend learned a couple of things his younger colleague which was visible ahead of his first goal against Tunisia.The former Chelsea striker spoke about Lukaku’s shot as he said, according to Give Me Sport:Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“We’re talking about Lukaku being able to change the angle of his runs and to create his own space and being able to shoot, that’s exactly what he did there, attracting the defender one way and going the other.”“Then he did something that I really like and I spoke with him a lot about, the short steps before kicking the ball just like a tennis player before they hit the ball, this is giving him more accuracy and it’s easier for him to hit the target like that.”“He’s also learning from Thierry Henry and I think when you want to be the best, you have to learn from ‘the best’.”last_img read more

No Chelsea deal for Golovin

first_imgCSKA Moscow president says no agreement with Chelsea for Aleksandr Golovin, Goal reports.The future of the Russian World Cup star is expected to be sorted out within the next three days with Chelsea believed to be front-runners for his signature.Evgeniy Giner, who is the president of CSKA Moscow has revealed Golovin is close to leaving the club but refuses to confirm the destination of the player.Reports in English media have suggested that Chelsea were closing in on the 22-year-old Russian sensation who performances at the World Cup have led to more interest from Europe’s top clubs.Ligue 1 side Monaco have already submitted a bid for the attacking midfielder but it remains unclear where Golovin will end up.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Giner expects the situation regarding the young star to be clear within the next few days while also stating he might need to leave to fulfil his immense potential.“In order to help Aleksandr we must let him go but we’re yet to find a solution. When we receive an offer we try to negotiate openly,” Giner told Sport 24 of Russia.“We were visited by Monaco Vice President Vadim Vasilyev who made an offer for Golovin.”“There’s no agreement with Chelsea, but I’m sure Golovin’s transition to another club will be sorted soon.”Golovin appeared in all five games for host nation Russia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.last_img read more