Month: October 2012

Canada lawmakers ban masks at protests

By Agence France-Presse Wednesday, October 31, 2012 21:23 EDT Topics: black bloc ♦ Blake Richards ♦ massive student protests OTTAWA — Parliament passed a ban on wearing masks at riots that punishes violations with up to 10 years behind bars in a bid to crack down on radical groups. The measure, adopted 153 to 126…

Sweden pays jobless youth to move to Norway

      Thursday, 01 November 2012   Under a scheme organised by the local authorities in the town of Soderhamn and by Sweden’s national employment office, anyone aged between 18 and 28 can volunteer to take a “Job Journey” to Oslo and attempt track down gainful employment.   Those who sign up get a…

Google told to pay victim for criminal results

    Thursday, 1 November 2012 Google was yesterday found liable for damages by a jury in Australia after a man complained that the website’s search results had harmed his reputation by wrongly linking him to Melbourne gang crime. Milorad Trkulja, 62, was shot by a man wearing a balaclava in 2004, though police did…

Email spam filter could cost Oakland police chief his job

Abuse messages were news to him after he blocked all comments about Occupy unrest Guy Adams Thursday, 1 November 2012 The chief of Oakland’s police, who faces legal action that could imminently remove him from office, says that he failed to read crucial messages about the upcoming court case because he uses a spam filter…

Photon Magnetism Used to Control Light breaks law of time-reversal symmetry: Nanoscale Applications That Use Light Instead of Electricity

Synthetic Magnetism Used to Control Light: Opens Door to Nanoscale Applications That Use Light Instead of Electricity Promise of harnessing light. An advance could yield a new class of nanoscale applications that use light instead of electricity. (Credit: © mrage / Fotolia) ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2012) — Stanford researchers in physics and engineering have demonstrated…

Megaupload and the Government’s Attack on Cloud Computing: Gov’t Claims Mr. Goodwin lost his property rights in his data by storing it on a cloud computing service

October 31, 2012 | By Cindy Cohn  and Julie Samuels Megaupload and the Government’s Attack on Cloud Computing Yesterday, EFF, on behalf of its client Kyle Goodwin, filed a brief proposing a process for the Court in the Megaupload case to hold the government accountable for the actions it took (and failed to take) when…

Facebook censors Navy SEALs who said Obama denied them backup as forces overran Benghazi and killed U.S. Ambassador

Message was taken down by Facebook  TWICE SEALS claim it was attempt to ‘quietly  squelch’ opposition to President Obama’s alleged failures By Rachel Rickard Straus PUBLISHED:06:26 EST, 31  October 2012| UPDATED:12:42 EST, 31 October 2012 A message posted on Facebook by Navy SEALS  claiming that President Obama denied them backup as forces overran Benghazi was …

67th Health Research Report 13 OCT 2009 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 67th  Issue Date 13 OCT 2009 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.healthresearchreport.me www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com Editors Top Five: 1. Aspirin Misuse May Have Made 1918 Flu Pandemic Worse 2. Can strep throat cause OCD, Tourette syndrome? 3. Unnatural selection: Birth control pills may alter choice of partners 4. Where’s the Science? The Sorry State…

China’s Twitter-like Weibo poses danger, opportunity for new leaders

5:22pm EDT By Melanie Lee SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As China prepares for a generational power shift in the next two weeks, a similar shift is happening online that is testing the limits and displaying the evolution of China’s legions of state-directed censors. Since its launch three years ago, Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, has become…

Journalist’s arrest spreads fear in debt-stricken Greece

Critics say prosecution over a list of Swiss bank account holders reflects deeper erosion of individual freedoms. Barry NeildOctober 31, 2012 08:23 Some believe Kostas Vaxevanis’s arrest will hurt Greece’s reputation in the eyes of its international creditors. (Costas Metaxakis/AFP/Getty Images) What do you think? LONDON, UK — The Greek authorities have been accused of…

1 Million dollar hacked in 60 Seconds from Citibank

FBI have arrested 14 people over the theft of  $1 million from Citibank using cash advance kiosks at casinos located in  Southern California and Nevada. . Authorities say the suspects would open  accounts at Citibank, then go to casinos in California and Nevada and withdraw  the money from cash-advance kiosks as many times as they…

No such thing as ‘junk RNA,’ say Pitt researchers

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Anita Srikameswaran SrikamAV@upmc.edu 412-578-9193 University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 – Tiny strands of RNA previously dismissed as cellular junk are actually very stable molecules that may play significant roles in cellular processes, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine…

Unnatural selection: Birth control pills may alter choice of partners

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Cathleen Genova cgenova@cell.com 617-397-2802 Cell Press There is no doubt that modern contraception has enabled women to have unprecedented control over their own fertility. However, is it possible that the use of oral contraceptives is interfering with a woman’s ability to choose, compete for and retain her preferred mate?…

Higher folates, not antioxidants, can reduce hearing loss risk in men

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Matt Daigle newsroom@entnet.org 703-535-3754 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery New research released at world’s largest ENT meeting San Diego, CA – Increased intakes of antioxidant vitamins have no bearing on whether or not a man will develop hearing loss, but higher folate intake can decrease…

Aspirin Misuse May Have Made 1918 Flu Pandemic Worse

2009 study posted for filing   The devastation of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic is well known, but a new article suggests a surprising factor in the high death toll: the misuse of aspirin. Appearing in the November 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online now, the article sounds a cautionary note as present…

Oxidized form of Vitamin A, may bring relief for ulcerative colitis

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology finds retinoic acid may alleviate ulcerative colitis and similar irritable bowel diseases Here’s another reason why you should take your vitamins. A new research report appearing in the October…

Study suggests too much risk associated with SSRI usage and pregnancy: Elevated risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, neonatal health complications and possible longer term neurobehavioral abnormalities, including autism

Contact: Kelly Lawman klawman@bidmc.harvard.edu 617-667-7305 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Antidepressants should only be prescribed with great caution BOSTON – Elevated risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, neonatal health complications and possible longer term neurobehavioral abnormalities, including autism, suggest that a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) should only be prescribed with…

Beijing brands Tokyo’s “persistent defiance” in territorial dispute as “self-deception”: urged Tokyo to abandon its illusion of occupying the islands.

China bins Japan’s claim of easing tension   Zhang Yunbi and Zhao Shengnan China Daily Publication Date : 31-10-2012   Beijing yesterday hit back at claims by Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba that Tokyo was trying to calm tensions with Beijing over the Diaoyu Islands.   It branded Japan’s “persistent defiance” in the territorial dispute…