Blood Service joins Football Fridays

first_img17 March 2010The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has thrown its weight behind Football Fridays as the campaign to unite South Africans behind the national 2010 Fifa World Cup™ effort intensifies.SANBS chief executive Loyiso Mpuntsha and SANBS executive management members joined staff at SANBS KwaZulu-Natal’s Donor Services offices on 5 March to launch Football Fridays at the SANBS.Click arrow to play slideshow.Then click bottom right button for fullscreen (ESC to exit).To view captions in fullscreen, click “show info”.Football Fridays News Desklast_img

Configuring Intel vPro with Linux in Admin Control Mode

first_imgIf you have been following along, this will be the third in a series of posts regarding Intel vPro configuration with Linux. Our first post was about Intel Setup and Configuration Service 7.2 (a special version designed for Linux users). Following that, we wrote in our second post about configuring vPro with Linux in User Control Mode. Now, this post will explain how to configure in Admin Control Mode, i.e. no user consent required, that is the desired mode for most of embedded usage modes such as ATMs, Kiosks and Digital Signage.     Now, I’ll describe how to configure a Linux machine using Intel SCS 7.2 in admin control mode – This means the administrator doesn’t need user consent to access the remote control operations. (Tux, the Linux Penguin, is copyrighted by Larry Ewing and Simon Budig (penguin-variant.sk also by Anja Gerwinski). Used with permission.)Creating Profile     In order to configure Intel® vPro™ it is required that we supply the system with information about how all of the tools should behave, such as: WebUI, IDE-R, KVM, security authentication and authorizations, network connectivity, etc. The way we accomplish it with Linux is the same as with Windows machines: you should use Intel SCS 7.1 console to create profile and export it to .xml file as demonstrated in my previous post. However, there is a direct way to make a basic configuration only using ACUConfig and command line parameters as I have demonstrated in this video, where I also decided to make this configuration using static IP. Best Regards!last_img read more

Fang blennies wield a painless venom with a strange history

first_img Fangs on a fish are strange enough, but even weirder is how one toothy group—fang blennies—defends itself from attackers. A new study shows their venom doesn’t inflict pain when tested in mice, unlike the often-excruciating stings of other poisonous fish. Instead, blenny venom causes the victim’s blood pressure to plunge by almost 40% for a short time, which in the wild might slow down a would-be predator (like grouper fish) long enough for the tiny blenny to escape. Even more interesting is how this strange venom—which shares building blocks with the venom of scorpions and cone snails—came to be. When scientists built a blenny family tree using DNA from 11 species, they discovered another surprise: Unlike most venomous animals, which evolve their venom before developing specialized injection tools, the fang blennies evolved their needles before their venom, the researchers report today in Current Biology. After they developed their distinctive enlarged canines, one branch evolved venom glands and turned those teeth into grooved venom-delivery tools (above). The result is possibly the only venomous bite in the animal kingdom that evolved for defense instead of catching a meal.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) By Patrick MonahanMar. 30, 2017 , 12:00 PM Fang blennies wield a painless venom with a strange historylast_img read more

Mascot designs for 2020 Tokyo Olympics shortlisted

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Children and officials of Tokyo 2020 pose for photographers with cutouts of shortlisted three mascot design sets which each contain one mascot for the Tokyo Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games, at an elementary school in Tokyo Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Japanese schoolchildren will help determine the mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Thursday unveiled three sets of designs for the games’ mascots. The 6.5 million schoolchildren will review the shortlisted designs with their classes casting a single vote in favor of one of the three sets.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malditas save PH from shutout Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES The three finalists were selected from among 2,042 entries submitted by the public, with the winner to be announced on Feb. 28.The first set is a pair of humanoid characters clad in the ‘ichimatsu” checkered pattern of the Games’ official logo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe second set features a “maneki neko” (good-luck cat) and a fox commonly seen at Shinto shrines. The third set features a fox and a dog with gold ribbons on their backs.The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled for July 24 to Aug. 9, 2020. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads MOST READ View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Durant’s triple-double lifts Warriors over Hornets Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

IOC board member apologizes for linking Russian ban to Nazis

first_imgInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) board member Gian Franco Kasper apologized on Thursday for comparing a ban on Russia from the 2018 Olympics to persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.”It was an inappropriate and insensitive comment,” Kasper, the long-time International Ski Federation president, said in a statement.The 73-year-old Swiss official had been speaking on the sidelines of an IOC board meeting in 2018 host city Pyeongchang. Kasper compared a potential Olympic ban for Russia – as punishment for state-backed doping and cheating at the 2014 Sochi Games – with indiscriminate persecution by the Nazis.”I apologize unreservedly for any offence I have caused. I am truly sorry,” Kasper said in the statement released by the IOC.The IOC has set up two commissions to verify evidence – detailed in investigations appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency – of Russia’s doping program before deciding on the country’s Olympic participation.Last July, the IOC board declined to impose a blanket ban on Russian teams and athletes competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Instead, the decision was left with the sports federations in a chaotic two weeks of legal debate and hearings before the games.Kasper was not a board member at the time. He has since been promoted to represent winter sports on the IOC’s policy-making committee.The two IOC commissions, investigating claims of a Russian doping conspiracy and prosecuting disciplinary cases against individual athletes, are expected to work for several more months.last_img read more

a month agoBarcelona defender Gerard Pique: Preseason tour has hurt us

first_imgBarcelona defender Gerard Pique: Preseason tour has hurt usby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has criticised their preseason tour after victory over Villarreal.Barca first travelled to Japan before heading off to the United States over the summer.”The pre-season hasn’t helped us,” Pique said after the win over Villarreal.”There were a lot of trips. But we’re Barcelona and have no excuses.”We have to win. The result today was very good.”Barcelona are already adrift in the table, but Pique explained that the win was necessary to prevent them falling further behind.”It was important to win so we didn’t disengage from the top teams,” he added.”With both goals, we pulled back a bit.”The important thing was to get three points.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Latest EU insists current deal is only Brexit option

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):10:00 a.m.The European Union’s Brexit negotiator is warning about “a long and winding road ahead” before the UK leaves the bloc March 29, insisting before the British parliament’s vote on the breakup that the current withdrawal accord “is the only possible deal.”Michel Barnier briefed the EU’s parliament early Thursday and still saw many potential pitfalls ahead despite last Sunday’s agreement between the 27 EU leaders and British Prime Minister Theresa May.“We are not at the end of the process,” Barnier said. “The road ahead is long and it is up and down — a long and winding road.”May is facing an uphill battle to get the deal past British legislators on Dec. 11. If she succeeds, the approval in the European Parliament is almost certain.___9:20 a.m.The governor of the Bank of England says most British businesses aren’t ready for a no-deal departure from the European Union.Mark Carney told the BBC on Thursday that “less than half of businesses have initiated” contingency plans designed to protect operations in the event Britain leaves the 28-nation bloc without an agreement on future trading relations.When asked if businesses are ready, Carney said “as best as we can tell, the answer is no.”The comments come as lawmakers from all parties are criticizing the agreement Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the EU, increasing the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. Carney warned Wednesday that a no-deal departure would trigger a recession more severe than the one that followed the 2008 financial crisis.The Associated Presslast_img read more

The rise of Japanese cuisine

first_imgIndicative of the growing popularity of Japanese cuisine in India, food exports from the East Asian nation jumped 40 per cent in 2018. Even as it is working with various entities to further bump this up and has bestowed a government-authenticated tag on 36 fine diners. “Last year, Japan reached an agreement with India on the sanitary certificate of fishery products exported from Japan to India. Following this, in 2018, the export of Japanese food from Japan to India increased to about 1.3 billion Japanese yen (about Rs 833 million), which translates to a more than 40 per cent increase compared to 900 million Japanese yen (about Rs 580 million) in 2016,” the country’s Ambassador, Kenji Hiramatsu said. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe Japanese government is currently working on increasing exports of agricultural products and foods to India and is engaged in discussions with Indian government agencies including the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) among others. “With FSSAI, we signed an MoU on food safety last October at the annual summit meeting, and are currently in discussions on improving the management system of food imports to India. With MoAFW, we are having discussions on exporting Japanese apples and pears to India,” the ambassador said. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFor Japanese restaurants, he pointed out, “the availability of Japanese ingredients and drinks from Japan are essential. Therefore, in order to promote Japanese food in India, at the same time, we also need to work on the establishment of an ecosystem where Indian outlets can have easy access to Japanese ingredients and drinks. I will keep working on this important task furthermore”. He also pointed out that until last year, the number of certified Japanese Food Supporters, a tag granted by the Japan External Trade Organisation to fine diners, was only one in India, but now, the number has dramatically increased and 36 are certified in India, including 16 which were certified in February. How would he describe the role of food diplomacy in India-Japan ties? “I think we can understand each other’s culture more in depth at the ground level by appreciating both Indian and Japanese food. You can also learn something about Japanese sensitivity and sense of beauty through Japanese cuisine. “Japan is a country with a highly refined food culture, and the Japanese people have traditionally enjoyed a rich variety of food gathered from the mountains as well as the sea. In each of the four seasons, we can enjoy different kinds of agricultural produce and fresh seafood at their best.” “Enjoying Japanese food also means learning about the Japanese people and their culture. Through cultural exchanges including food between Japan and India, I think we can enrich our lives and gain a better understanding of each other’s country,” the ambassador explained. Currently, there are some Japanese restaurants operating in major cities of India, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai, because of the increasing number of Japanese expats and also the growing awareness of Japanese food.last_img read more

83 pc Lok Sabha MPs are ‘crorepatis’, 33 pc have criminal cases: ADR report

first_imgNew Delhi: At least 83 per cent of 521 sitting MPs are ‘crorepatis’ and 33 per cent of them have criminal cases against them, according to a report by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The ADR, an NGO working in electoral reforms, has compiled the report after analysing self-sworn affidavits of the 521 MPs out of 543 members elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2014 elections. “Out of the 521 Sitting MPs analysed, 430 (83 pc) are crorepatis. While 227 of them are from BJP, 37 are from Congress, 29 from AIADMK, among others,” the report said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The average assets per sitting MP for Lok Sabha 2014 elections are Rs 14.72 crore. While 32 sitting MPs have declared more than Rs 50 crore worth of assets, only two sitting MPs have declared assets less than worth Rs 5 lakh. At least 33 per cent sitting MPs have declared criminal cases against them in the affidavits. “While 106 of them have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping and crimes against women, 10 sitting MPs have declared cases related to murder. Out of these, 4 sitting MPs are from BJP, 1 MP from INC, NCP, LJP, RJD, Swabhimani Paksha each and one MP is an Independent,” the report said. “14 sitting MPs have declared cases of attempt to murder. Out of these, eight sitting MPs are from BJP and one MP each from INC, AITC, NCP, RJD, Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha. 14 sitting MPs declared cases related to causing communal disharmony. Out of them, 10 sitting MPs are from BJP and 1 MP from TRS, PMK, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen and AIUDF each,” it added.last_img read more

Kejriwal blames BJP for attack on him

first_imgNEW DELHI: A day after he was slapped by a man during a roadshow, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the BJP for the attack, which he said was the ninth in the last five years and the fifth since he became the chief minister. The BJP, he said, has been trying to “finish” the AAP government by targeting all its leaders.”This was the ninth attack on me in the last five years and the fifth since I became the chief minister. The chief minister’s security is in the hands of the Opposition party… in the hands of the BJP, unlike in other states. Was strategic or was it a mistake? It (a security lapse) may happen one, two or three times. Beyond that, it looks like conspiracy. The responsibility lies with the BJP,” he said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesHe also dismissed the charge that the attacker was an AAP supporter as claimed by the police. Delhi Police said on Saturday that preliminary interrogation has revealed that 33-year-old Suresh, a scrap dealer in the area, was a supporter of AAP and he used to work as organiser of its rallies and meetings. “All preparations for the hamla (attack) took place in the BJP office. Delhi police were told to speak in the manner it did. After all, what can Delhi Police do at a time when institutions like Election Commission are doing nothing?” He said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe Delhi CM said the opposition party cannot tolerate an aam aadmi (common man) in politics and that is why it plotted the attack. “There have been raids on my office, house. There have been raids on properties of Manish Sisodia, Satyender Jain. Twenty MLAs were arrested. My relatives are being harassed. They (the BJP) tried to overthrow our government in unconstitutional ways.” The AAP chief also said that the attacker was sent as a warning for those who speak against PM Modi in this country and that they will not be spared if that happens. He further said that this was a sign of dictatorship that every voice raised against the PM would be silenced. An inquiry by a DCP-level officer has been ordered to find out how this person was allowed to be in the reception/proximate group, Additional PRO, Delhi Police Anil Mittal had said. In November last year, Kejriwal was attacked with chilli powder outside Delhi’s most protected building, the Secretariat. He has also been pelted with eggs and shoes in the past, and ink has been smeared on his face.last_img read more