Month: September 2019

The seventh International Goalkeepers Camp in Omis (Croatia) will be held between July 1 – 7. The most famous project for handball goalies on the planet previously was taking place on the same coast – Adriatic, in cities of Makarska and Split.It is time for a new environment on a beautiful Adriatic Sea, but project lovers will stay satisfied with all what organizing team prepared for edition 2017.In the first six years of Camp, many TOP names were part of ambitious project like Thierry Omeyer, Kasper Hvidt, Roland Mikler, Mirko Alilovic, Marin Sego, Mirko Basic, Jelena Grubisic and a lot of other big names linked with handball goalkeepers.Get more info on: http://www.handballgoalkeeper.com/ ← Previous Story VIDEO: What Nenad Perunicic doing with baseball bat? Next Story → SG Flensburg beat THW Kiel in biggest German derby read more

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first_imgTERRY O’SULLIVAN HAS one word for the political stasis in the United States right now: “Bullshit”.It’s no surprise that O’Sullivan, as the general president of the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), takes a dim view of the right’s and particularly the Tea Party’s influence on US politics.But you might be surprised to find that he believes the Tea Party is actually helping his and the left’s cause while damaging their own.“I think they’re doing more harm to the Republican Party and bettering the chances of [Democratic House Leader] Nancy Pelosi being Speaker of the House once again, which from our perspective is a great thing, not a good thing,” he said.Together with five other US trade unions leaders, including Dan Kane from the Teamsters and Ed Smith from Ullico, O’Sullivan was in Dublin this week to meet with similar-minded folk in Irish unions and a Sinn Féin-organised rally in the Mansion House.In an interview with TheJournal.ie, O’Sullivan, Kane and Smith had a familiar message to anyone who leans to the left on the political spectrum: Austerity isn’t working.‘More than dollars and cents’“There’s places you have to look to cut, but it seems to us it isn’t done at the expense of banks,” O’Sullivan (above) said. “We’ve seen that in Ireland and the US, it’s at the expense of retirees, the people who were outside today.” (Referring to Tuesday’s protests outside the Dáil)“It’s done at the expense of working men and women, of young people with aspirations and hopes who are jumping on airplanes to fulfil those aspirations somewhere else.”The problem is that it could be reasonably argued that austerity has and is working in Ireland with the economy growing (slightly), the Live Register falling and the bailout exit in sight.But O’Sullivan does not agree: “We understand balancing budgets but there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. We believe  that far too many times countries have chosen the wrong path [where] it has comes off the back of working men and women.”“This is more than dollars and cents,” he adds, referring to the human impact of austerity.An estimated 13 million people in the US are trade union members including around 11 million in the largest federation, the AFL-CIO. In a country of 315 million people that’s not a lot and all three men argue it’s  the private sector’s fault.They say trade union membership is 12 per cent of the workforce in the public sector, but just 7 per cent in the private sector. Smith argues that the private sector has been “under attack” for many years in the United States.“It’s got the private sector at about 7 per cent of the workforce… so they’ve done a real job… anti-union, pro-right wing anti-union forces,” he said.Pensions Smith (above) believes these problems can be traced back to the state of Wisconsin two years ago, where the legislature attempted to pass laws restricting collective bargaining and other union rights.This was widely seen as the first battle between the Tea Party and organised labour.These laws were passed in attempt to plug huge budget deficits. The arguments put forward are simple: that public sector pensions were and are unaffordable in many US states. There are gaping holes in states’ pension plans between what they spend and what they take in.But that’s not the public sector employees’ fault, say the labour leaders.“No, no, that’s the bullshit that they pedal,” O’Sullivan said, identifying the problem as being states not paying into pension funds when they should have been.Ed Smith explained: “My home state is Illinois. Of the 50 states it is 50th out of 50 in underfunding, the worst of the worst.“The workers’ money came out of their pay cheque to go in the pension and the state was to match this. But in the US each state must have a balanced budget every year, so to balance the budget the state would make no pension payments.“This was even though the workers’ share went in every two weeks. The state didn’t [pay its share], so now they have this huge underfunding because of the economic crisis in ’08. So they said that the workers are the problem.”Political deadlockAdvancing these arguments are restricted, the trio argue, by the barriers placed by employers and government on employees joining unions in the US. Kane (above) argues that laws that are – “oppressive and regressive”.He said: “Even though the polls out there show that over 50 per cent of workers, given an opportunity, would join a union. Nobody argues that that’s the sentiment. But it’s a different situation with organising.”The three men and indeed the labour movement on whole in the US is not averse to working with Republicans – “the old Republican Party we dealt with”  – but their view is that the Tea Party has to be taken out of the equation.Smith said: “No congress will pass any funding to rebuild… the key to America has been our infrastructure, from our railraods to our highways, and that’s deteriorating.“That’s because of the impasse in our congress and the Tea Party… You got to go back to before the American Civil War to see where we’ve had this kind of loggerheads.”Pics: YouTube, Wikimedia Commons, UllicoDamien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in PermaslumpRead: Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008Ex-IMF mission chief: ‘Ireland needs a new jolt of growth’last_img read more

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first_imgEVERGREEN COACH Giovanni Trapattoni said he is looking forward to fresh challenges after failing to lead Ireland to the World Cup in Brazil next year.Trapattoni, speaking to Radio Anch’Io Sport on Monday, recently ended his spell as coach of the Irish after they could only finish fourth in Group C qualifying behind Germany, Sweden and Austria.“We parted amicably after four years together,” said Trapattoni, who admitted nonetheless that his task was not helped by two key obstacles. “Half of the players do not play in the English top flight and often the players were not first team regulars.”Trapattoni, 74, is one of the oldest active coaches at either club or international level.But that has not dampened his desire to take up one of the offers he said have come from as far afield as the United States or Japan.Having notably coached Serie A teams AC Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina and Inter, as well as Bayern Munich and the Italian national side, Trapattoni has become one of the most celebrated managers in football history.He is one of four coaches, alongside Ernst Happel, Jose Mourinho, and Tomislav Ivic to have won league titles in four different countries and one of only two coaches, with Udo Lattek, to have won all three European club titles.Despite the advancing years, Trapattoni said he has no plans to retire as yet.“I have to be careful where I choose next,” he said. “I’ve received flattering requests from far off places like America and Japan. I have meetings lined up in the near future and we’ll see whether I decide to go east or west.”He added: “I still have the enthusiasm for this job because mentally, I feel fresh. I’m not ready to take a back office position just yet.”- © AFP 2013Paul Scholes scores a cracker from his own half in over-35s gamelast_img read more

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first_imgGARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING an aggravated burglary in which a house in County Monaghan was ransacked on Sunday evening.As many as three masked men entered a house at Blaeberry Walk, Castleblaney, at 9.30pm and threatened those inside. They then ransacked the house.However, it is not yet clear if anything was taken from the house during the raid.Gardaí are appealing for information regarding an ‘old type’ silver BMW with an 01-D registration that was seen in the area on the night.It was also spotted in the Casteblaney area between 6pm and 10pm on Friday evening.Anyone with information is asked to contact investigating Gardaí at Castleblaney 042-9747900, or alternatively the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.last_img

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first_imgUpdated at 8.30pmNIGERIAN POLICE SAY they have opened a murder probe after the discovery of rotting bodies and skeletons in an abandoned building the media has branded a “House of Horror”.Police also rescued several severely malnourished people founded wandering in the bush near the building in the city of Ibadan, while media reports said 15 or more had been found shackled in leg-chains inside.The grisly discovery came after a group of motorcycle taxi riders reported that some of their members had gone missing and were believed to have been kidnapped.“When we got to the abandoned building in the Soka community of Ibadan yesterday, we saw decomposed corpses, skeletons and skulls in the building and surrounding bushes,” Oyo state police spokeswoman Olabisi Ilobanafor told AFP.“Some malnourished human beings looking like living skeletons were also rescued in the bushes surrounding the building,” she said.Ilobanafor said police had launched a murder investigation and arrested some suspects at the scene in Ibadan, Nigeria’s third largest city and the capital of the southwestern Oyo state.Some victims of kidnapping in Nigeria are often tortured or sacrificed in black magic rituals.PicturesThe Ibadan-based Sunday Tribune, Nigeria’s oldest private newspaper, showed gruesome pictures of rotting bodies, human skulls and other body parts littering the scene, as well as ID and and ATM cards, shoes, bags and clothes.It also published a photograph of a haggard woman who was allegedly kidnapped in the southern Edo state in 2008 and rescued at what it called the “House of Horror”.It said said at least one skeletal-looking man was found in the throes of death, groaning in pain as flies hovered around his face.The Tribune said about 15 people suspected to have been kidnapped were found leg-chained in the eight-room house, but the police spokeswoman declined to comment.Some other local newspapers carried similar reports about the discovery.Ilobana said some commercial motorcycle riders had stumbled upon the bodies after complaining to police that some of their members had gone missing in suspicious circumstances.- © AFP, 2014First posted at 3pmRead: 34 dead, as Ebola confirmed as source of Guinea epidemicRead: Nigerian police free pregnant teens in ‘baby factory’ raidlast_img read more

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first_imgPADDY JACKSON HAS won his fitness battle and will start as outhalf for Ireland against France on Saturday.The Ulster player proved his fitness to the Irish management team during training sessions yesterday and this morning. Team manager Mick Kearney says Jackson came through his fitness test with no adverse reactions.Ireland head coach Declan Kidney has confirmed the 21-year-old will be tasked with the place-kicking duties against France at Lansdowne Road.Jackson, who had pulled up with a tight hamstring during Monday training, successfully kicked one from four in the 12-8 loss to Scotland in Murrayfield.He was given the kicking tee for Ulster in their Pro12 match with Benetton Treviso and landed seven kicks from nine attempts.Statistically, Jackson performs better at Ravenhill, rather than away fixtures, for Ulster. Ireland will hope the trend continues in a green jersey.The other selection decision to be made by Kidney is to draft in Steven Archer as tighthead cover for Mike Ross.Ireland will be captained by Jamie Heaslip for the sixth time and are seeking their first win over France since 2009.Ireland (v France): R Kearney; F McFadden, B O’Driscoll, L Marshall, K Earls; P Jackson, C Murray. C Healy, R Best, M Ross; M McCarthy, D Ryan; P O’Mahony, S O’Brien, J Heaslip (capt.)Replacements: S Cronin, D Kilcoyne, S Archer, D O’Callaghan, I Henderson; E Reddan, I Madigan, L Fitzgerald.Ireland v France: ‘We’ll take 3-0′ in Dublin says beleaguered French bosslast_img read more

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first_imgUNPAID M50 TOLLS totalling €3.3 million were written off in 2012, documents released to the Public Accounts Committee have revealed.The figures revealed that Irish vehicles accounted for 57 per cent of the non-payments, with a further 28 per cent from Northern Ireland. The remaining 15 per cent of vehicles had been registered internationally.Approximately 15,000 legal demand letters had been sent out in attempts to recoup the payment, in addition to over 6,000 civil summons.The National Roads Authority said that they adopted a “prudent cost effective approach when pursuing vehicles from foreign counties”, and that this was done via a company based in London.The Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar, told Morning Ireland that 96 per cent of M50 tolls for the year had, in fact, been paid, and that he wasn’t aware of any extra measures that could be taken in order to recoup the money.‘Sometimes it’s just not possible’“Sometimes it’s just not possible [to collect the tolls],” he said. “Sometimes a driver cant be traced. Sometimes a driver may be deceased, for example, and sometimes it may not make sense to pursue them in the courts.”The transport minister said that drivers had been pursued for payment in Ireland, the UK, and further afield, saying that tolls needed to be paid in order to pay for the “infrastructure that we’re using.”People get very annoyed if they have the idea that other people are avoiding tolls or are somehow getting away with not paying their tolls. I know that annoys me too.Read: Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance >last_img read more

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first_imgTHE IRISH COAST Guard has warned people to take care after two boys were found in a tiny dinghy off the coast of Dublin last night.A routine patrol was in the waters at Howth in north county Dublin last night when it came across the small vessel with the two boys in it.The children were wearing swimming armbands as a flotation aid, rather than life jackets.The Coast Guard said it was an example of the type of dangerous behaviour its patrols have been encountering during the current spell of warm weather.“This ‘vessel’ was encountered by our boat based in Howth tonight while out on safety monitoring and training,” the Coast Guard said.“They were taken aboard [the Coast Guard vessel] for their own safety and brought back to Howth harbour,” the Coast Guard said.There have been repeated warnings about water safety during the spate of good weather, with Irish Water Safety urging people to take precautions when swimming or boating. An average of 140 people drown in Ireland every year.Read: Two swimmers rescued from Howth cliff after being caught by strong currents > Read: Couple in their 50s rescued from rhododendron forest in Tipperary >last_img read more

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first_imgLORD HENRY MOUNT Charles says that Slane Castle will not be used to stage the cancelled Garth Brooks gigs.Speaking on Newstalk Lunchtime today, Mount Charles said that “unequivocally, there will not be a show at Slane this year”.Mount Charles told the programme that he was “a little surprised that five consecutive shows were announced” and was “a little surprised” that two gigs were cancelled.“I personally felt that three concerts in a row was a lot. I felt that asking for five was probably pushing the boat out a little too far.”Mount Charles said that the shows have an impact on the local community and “one has to be balanced about these things”.Asked whether he would come to the rescue of the 160,000 fans now left without tickets to see the country superstar, he was quick to rule out any gigs at the castle.“I made a strategic decision that there will not be a show this year.“The only time we’ve ever done back-to-back was for U2, but that was with a week break. When I make a decision of the type that I made, I stick by it.“Unequivocally, there will be no show at Slane this year. That decision will not change. ”Read: Permission granted for just THREE of the scheduled five Garth Brooks concertslast_img read more

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first_imgMONEY FROM THE Dormant Accounts Fund is to be used to help fight the misuse of drugs and alcohol.This is thanks to a substance misuse measure in the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2014.The Minister of State for Primary Care, Alex White, TD, welcomed the news.The Dormant Accounts Action Plan was recently adopted by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan.Task forcesThe money will be used by drug and alcohol task forces and funding of €50,000 will be available to each task force – equating to a total of €1.2 million for 2015.Money from the Dormant Accounts Fund will go towards programmes and projects that support a range of prevention and awareness-raising initiatives designed to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in Ireland.Minister White said that he believes that task forces are “well-placed to deploy the funding available to best effect, as they have local knowledge and a track record of engaging local communities around substance misuse issues”.Read: €43 million collected from dormant accounts this year>last_img read more

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first_imgA DEVICE WAS discovered in Ballymun last night, leading to the evacuation of houses.The Defence Forces sent out an Army Bomb Disposal Team following a request from gardaí after a suspect device was found during a Garda operation in the Woodhazel area of Ballymun.A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.The team arrived on scene at 9.11pm and the device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion. It was taken away to a safe military location for further testing, where it was later confirmed as a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED).All of its component parts and other items will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation into the incident.The scene was declared safe at 9.55pm.last_img read more

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first_img Source: Gavan Reilly/Twitter ‘Broken promises’Public affairs consultant Gerard Howlin criticised the lack of political reform, saying: ”The broken promise that matters most is a promise not fulfilled of a democratic revolution.”He criticised politicians being overly focused on getting re-elected but not exercising their power. He that single seat constituencies would reduce pressures that lead to “short-term and wrong decision making” but lamented that this will not happen. Source: Hugh O’Connell/Twitter Source: Hugh O’Connell/Twitter Gerard Howlin: “Ours is a politics, where citizens as much as politicians, repeatedly fail in their obligations.” #macgill14— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) July 21, 2014 Earlier, professor John Fitzgerald from the ESRI called for public servants to be more specialist and to produce more working papers.He joked: “A world run by economists is a sad place – but a world run without economists is likely to go broke.” Burton said that restoring this trust would be a “slow and deliberate task” that would require the participation of the people.“We must show by evidence that faith is warranted again. Faith is also built through participation. People believe in democracy because they have a say in it,” she said.She said that resorting citizens’ trust “must involve our institutions not just working for the people, but working with the people, to achieve it”. Repeating calamitiesManagement consultant Dr Eddie Molloy said that a feature of calamities in Ireland has been that they are consistently repeated.He said that the government’s national risk assessment focused too much on external factors when the problems are internal. He called for the civil service to be reconstituted as a ‘fifth estate’ – completely separated from politics.Molloy cited the garda corruption scandal in Donegal in the early part of the last decade, the economic boom and boost and repeated failures in the HSE as evidence of the State not learning from its mistakes. THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD be put under review every five or ten years, the Tánaiste has suggested at the MacGill Summer School this morning.Joan Burton was speaking as the 34th annual summer school got under way in the Donegal village of Glenties with a session on how to restore trust in and credibility to our institutions.Burton said that Constitutional Conventuon should become “a regular feature of our public life” and said number of referendums will be held next year on the recommendations of the last convention including on same-sex marriage, lowering the voting age and lowering the age of presidential candidates.Burton said that the “sustained and deep-rooted reform” of Ireland’s institutions is under way, citing whisteblower legislation, garda reforms, a ban on corporate donations, the FOI bill and X case legislation.She acknowledged that faith in Irish institutions had taken “a battering” since the onset of the financial crisis.She said there is a cynicism around politics and public life.center_img TheJournal.ie will be bringing you rolling coverage from the Glenties all this week and you can follow @oconnellhugh for updates.Read: The political version of the Electric Picnic is happening in a small Donegal village all this week A smattering of applause as Eddie Molloy singles out Owen Keegan as a rare example of someone who has rigidly applied laws #macgill14— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) July 21, 2014 Source: Hugh O’Connell/Twitter Joan Burton: History has taught us that there can be glaring difference from what’s said and what’s done. #macgill14 pic.twitter.com/fPHy3WIaLn— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) July 21, 2014 Dr Eddie Molloy: “A feature of our calamities in Ireland is that we keep doing them, we keep repeating them.” #macgill14— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) July 21, 2014 “Here we are we seem fated to repeating these things and unable to come to grips with them,” he said.Molloy added that Irish institutions “lack the capacity to learn” and as a result “we are fated to repeat a lot of these mistakes”.last_img read more

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first_imgIt’s a case, it’s a power supply, and it has a kickstand. There’s so much to love in the Dexim Super Juice Power Case for the iPhone 4. The case hides a lithium polymer battery that can extend your talk time by 6 hours, your video or game time by 10 hours, and your audio playing time by 40 hours. It comes with a micro USB cable that lets you charge while you synchronize the data with your Windows or Mac PC.It’s also a handy case if you’re just watching videos. The included kickstand will hold your iPhone 4 at just the right angle. Dexim isn’t revealing the price right now, but the site says Dexim gear can be found at a Target, AT&T, or Brookstone stores.last_img

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first_imgHalo‘s an obvious choice for a cinematic adaptation, with its epic, space operatic storyline, but it’s been in development hell for years. Although Microsoft and Bungie have gone to the table time and time again to bring the Halo universe to the big screen, the studios have always backed out of those talks, even when filmmakers as influential as Peter Jackson have been putting their weight behind the project.What’s the story? Microsoft’s director of development for the Halo franchise Frank O’Connor sat down at a panel last week at the Future of Television East conference, and asked why a Halo movie had yet to be greenlit, explained the problem in simple terms everyone could understand.“It was the lawyers, … When they went behind closed doors with the contracts, things fell apart,” Connor said, before explaining that because Microsoft owned all of the rights to the Halo franchise, “the movie company couldn’t make any money beyond the movie.”In other words, even if the Halo movie was successful, they wouldn’t make money on action figures or Happy Meals or t-shirts.Connor went on to say that Microsoft still really wants to see a Halo movie, or even a network show, and that to get it done, maybe they’ll even fund it themselves.“There will be a Halo movie. We don’t need a movie. But we’d like a movie. We’d like the moms of gamers to see the movies because they would love our characters. Maybe we’ll even fund it ourselves.””Let’s hope that happens in our — or at least the Xbox 360’s — lifetime.Read more at Slashgearlast_img read more

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first_imgWe all knew that Treyarch and Activision latest Call of Duty title, Call of Duty: Black Ops (or CoD:BlOps, as it’s affectionately known) was selling like gang busters, but it’s more than just a money maker: it’s a billion dollar title.In a press release, Activision has announced that Black Ops has just surpassed $1 billion in total sales internationally… in just a single month. In addition, Black Ops has racked up almost as many game play hours as it has game dollars: six hundred million hours of multiplayer playtime in the last month alone.It’s a milestone number for gaming. “In all of entertainment, only Call of Duty and “Avatar” have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.”Black Ops will only rack up more cash from here: the first slice of DLC is due in February.last_img read more

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first_imgThere are a lot of people doing really exciting things with Microsoft Kinect – there was a video a few weeks back where some enterprising researchers used Kinect to give you full-body control of your character in World of Warcraft. Nathan Viniconis, however, decided to see if he could use Kinect to play his favorite game: Minecraft. It’s not immediately a game you would think could take to motion control: after all, Minecraft is all about mining for blocks and diamonds, punching trees to get wood, and building massive structures to keep yourself safe from the zombies that come out when the sun goes down. Viniconis took the idea a step further though, and used Kinect to control objects in the game, and to make massive animated statues like the ones in the video above. Viniconis says on the project’s Web site that he’s still working on it, but he’s not talking about what the next phase of development entails. He’s managed to import data from Kinect and make that data useful to Minecraft, he’s managed to animate the data Kinect sends in the game, and he’s managed to mercilessly tease his cat with a laser pointer. Where could he possibly go from here?last_img read more

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first_imgThe Internet is a great source of information, not just through resources like Wikipedia, but through millions of personal pages devoted to the full spectrum of human interests. Most would agree that this is a good thing all around, but there’s always a certain class of person who believes that there’s such a thing as too much information, and also that certain kinds of information are simply bad.That’s why it’s disappointing to hear that the Catholic Church is now warning people that the Internet is breeding a new wave of Satanism. According to Carlo Climati of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, Italy, the Internet has made it much too easy to find information about Satanist groups:“The internet makes it much easier than in the past to find information about Satanism… In just a few minutes you can contact Satanist groups and research occultism. The conference is not about how to become an exorcist. It’s to share information about exorcism, Satanism and sects. It’s to give help to families and priests. There is a particular risk for young people who are in difficulties or who are emotionally fragile.” Honestly, this is a bit alarming. Basically, what this guy is saying is that because the Internet has led to more information being available about Satanism, that has caused more people to join Satanic Cults, which therefore means that more people have been possessed by demons, which finally leads to there being an increased need for exorcisms… a shameful, superstitious practice that has killed more than a few innocents the Church has rightfully been trying to distance itself from for years.Needless to say, it does not follow that the rise of the Internet has seen rise to a legion of demons taking over people’s souls. What absolute drivel. I’d rather Satanism be on the rise than exorcisms.Read more at Telegraphlast_img read more

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first_imgComputer parts manufacturer NoFan plans to release a copper version of its huge CR-95C CPU cooler. It’ll weight 1020g, be made of pure copper, and be able to cool processors with up to 100W TDP (including Ivy Bridge‘s 77W). This monster will be 180mm wide and 148mm tall, meaning you better make sure that the heatsinks on your memory aren’t too large. And while the silent operation it promises is ideal, it probably won’t fit into your HTPC’s case.We won’t blame you if you don’t remember the NoFan CR-95C Nickel IcePipe. It was a behemoth of a CPU cooler, that was made available towards the end of 2011. It was regarded, by some, as the largest CPU cooler ever. While I’m not sure if that’s the case, it was by no means small. The cooler weighed in at a motherboard-destroying 730g and came wrapped in a handsome nickel coating. It was designed to handle CPUs up to 95TDP, was compatible with Intel LGA1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 sockets, and sold for about $130 (though it seems to have mostly been available overseas). Reviews were generally positive, but often remarked on the price, huge size, and weight of the cooler. No one seemed to take issue with its cooling power though — the cooler’s incredible 217,036 mm² of dissipation area might have had something to do with it!The copper version, known as the Copper IcePipe, looks much classier, and it’s a good deal heavier than the original. Both require motherboard removal for installation and use a backplate behind the CPU socket in order to support the cooler. If you use a unit like this you might enjoy the low decibel levels of your system, but you really don’t want to move the computer around if you can avoid it (though placing the case motherboard-side down will help).No price has been announced yet for the copper version of the CR-95C, but you can bet it will be expensive. Copper isn’t particularly cheap these days and this cooler has a lot of it. Plus it’s clearly an intricate design, complete with heatpipes and some very nice skiving work. The cooler should be available some time in June.Fanlesstech, via EngadgetA review of the original CR-95C…last_img read more

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first_imgOf the various distributions of Android-based operating systems, I thoroughly enjoy CyanogenMod. What started out as a collection of developers looking to hack a few tricks onto a handful of personal devices has turned into a full distribution of Android, complete with its own set of unique features and operations. With the release of CyanogenMod 9, the team designed a new logo to brand themselves as a unique approach to Android. Now, with the team working on the Android 4.1 based CyanogenMod 10, an Easter egg was discovered that furthers the branding being enforced by the team.The Easter egg will show up in every CyanogenMod 10 build that is released by the CM team. The list of devices that CyanogenMod is building version 10 for is growing at an almost daily rate. Every device that is running CM 10 will by able to see both the stock 4.1 Easter egg, as well as the new CM 10 Easter egg. It’s not hard to see where the inspiration for it came from, but it’s a clever addition to the OS nonetheless.The CyanogenMod team has not made any official announcements for when the 4.1 based version 10 will be ready in “stable release” form, and it’s not expected that an announcement will be made anytime soon. The source code for Android 4.1.1 is only a few weeks old, and right now the CyanogenMod team, like every other Android distribution, is trying to figure out how to put all the pieces together.last_img read more

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first_imgIonMonkey, the new JavaScript engine Mozilla has been building for Firefox, is now just a single release away from making its way to the stable release channel. Firefox 18 arrived for beta users this week, and it’s bolted on IonMonkey as well as several other fairly major additions.Firefox 18 will finally catch up to Safari and Opera on OS X by adding support for Retina displays, and Mozilla’s open source PDF.js reader has brought integrated viewing of Adobe‘s ubiquitous document format. Mozilla has also added support for W3C touch events, which should help make Firefox 18 a better fit on the numerous Windows 8 convertibles, touchscreen notebooks, and all-in-ones that are now arriving on store shelves.There’s also been one key security-related update: Firefox 18 can now disable insecure content on sites that are being accessed via HTTPS. It’s a privacy protection feature, and will prevent those insecure connections from leaking data. To turn it on, head to about:config and search for allowinsecure. Make sure network.websocket.allowInsecureFromHTTPS is set to false — it appears to be by default, but it never hurts to check.Mozilla has done a good job of keeping pace with Google in terms of functionality in recent times, and with IonMonkey now on board, Firefox has taken a big step forward in performance, too. In a quick run through the Sunspider benchmark, Firefox 18 put up a time that was just 15ms slower than the Chrome 24 beta. And while solid benchmark results don’t always translate to gains on the real Web, Firefox 18 definitely seems to handle JavaScript-heavy websites better than the previous version did. Gmail fires up faster, for example. Perhaps not blisteringly so, but there’s enough of a difference that you’ll notice.More at Mozillalast_img read more

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