NEW DELHI: Unidentified persons broke into the house of an elderly woman here, and robbed her of valuables before killing her.The incident, which took place in the upscale DLF phase 1 area, came to light on Friday when the sister of the woman visited her house after she did not attend the phone calls, an official said. The deceased, Indira, 60, was unmarried and living alone in E-Block of the locality, he said. Indira was found dead in the bedroom of her house and valuables, including gold bangles and a gold chain, were missing from her body, the official said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSubhash Bokan, PRO, Gurgaon Police, confirmed the incident and said it appears that the attackers strangulated the woman after robbing her. Indira’s sister, who lives in the Sushant Lok phase 1 area, said she repeatedly called the victim on Friday morning but she did not answer the calls. Later she visited her house and found her lying unconscious in her bed, she said, adding she informed the police about it. Bokan said they have launched an investigation in the case. “An FSL team has collected samples in the house. CCTV footage of the area is being checked to find clues about the accused persons,” he said.
“I hesitate to use the word ‘reboot.’ We’re more thinking about it as a hybrid of a lot of things,” Horowitz told THR in May after the season-six finale. “We’re paying homage to the original premise, but there are certain characters who are returning and some who are not. It’s a combination of a lot of things, but what we’re trying to do is go in a new direction but stay true to the spirit of what the show has always been.”READ MORE Login/Register With: The seventh season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time is coming into focus.Following the exits of stars Ginny Goodwin (Snow White), Jennifer Morrison (Emma) and more, the Disney-inspired fairy-tale drama is rebooting itself for what producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis called the “next chapter.”To help keep track of all the comings and goings, The Hollywood Reporter breaks down who’s out and who’s staying, as well as all the new faces coming aboard for season seven. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
Balurghat: The department of District Land and Land Reforms of South Dinajpur organised a blood donation camp at Balurghat collectorate office on Thursday.A source said this was for the first time a state-run department extended helping hands to end the crisis at the blood banks of the district hospital. About 107 participants, including ADM (development) Ranjan Kumar Jha, ADM (Zilla Parishad) Kajal Kanti Saha, sub-divisional magistrate Isha Mukherjee along with all officials from Block Land and Land Reforms department took part in the programme. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaInaugurating the event, District Magistrate Dr Deepap Priya P said the concerned department wanted to deliver a message to spread awareness about blood donation. “This is a significant step because the blood banks in the district were dry as clubs and NGOs have recently not organised such programmes because of the elections. The step will encourage others to donate blood,” she said. District Land and Land Reforms officer Pranab Kumar Ghosh said: “Blood donation is a noble gesture. We thought of conducting a blood donation camp in Balurghat to meet the shortage of blood in hospitals and blood banks.” The blood units were sealed and dispatched and the volunteers and hospital staff cleaned up the venue after the campaign ended. Chief medical officer of health (South Dinajpur) Dr Sukumar Dey was present during the programme. District information and cultural officer Shantanu Chakraborty said government officers actively took part in the programme.
Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games.Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch game and league, for a “new opportunity.” He didn’t provide further details or a firm timeline except to say he’ll be leaving “soon.” Epic Games told ESPN they had agreed to hire Nanzer, who will try to help to turn the world’s most popular video game into a sustainable esport.Activision Blizzard says Nanzer will be replaced by Pete Vlastelica, President and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues.Nanzer was integral in launching the Overwatch League, a global endeavour with franchises in 20 cities across Asia, North America and Europe that compete in the 6 vs. 6 first-person computer game. Nanzer was working in Blizzard’s marketing department when he hatched the idea for the league, and he has been its only commissioner.The Overwatch League’s first season was a smashing success. It filled Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for a two-night championship in July, becoming the first live esport broadcast in prime time on ESPN and winning the Esports Live Event of the Year at the Esports Awards in November. The league’s initial investors included professional sports owners like the New England Patriots’ Robert Kraft, New York Mets’ Jeff Wilpon and Los Angeles Rams’ Stan Kroenke, and the league had unprecedented success pulling in non-endemic sponsorships to the burgeoning industry.The league is set to fulfil Nanzer’s ultimate vision by launching a global home-and-away format next season. The majority of its regular season matches so far have been held in Southern California.Nanzer tweeted that he “can’t emphasize enough how proud I am of what we’ve all accomplished together.”Now it seems he’ll turn his attention to Fortnite, a cultural sensation that has struggled to convert its popularity into a competitive format. Among the challenges: the battle royale’s 100-player, last-man-standing format has been difficult to broadcast, especially as competitors have taken conservative — and thus less entertaining — approaches to competition.Vlastelica, formerly of Fox Sports, said in a statement he would be “stepping in as Overwatch League commissioner, effective immediately.“We have the best team in the business working incredibly hard to realize the vision we set out to create years ago,” he added, “And I’ll be working very closely with our staff, the teams and partners to do just that.”___More AP Esports: https://apnews.com/Esports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsJake Seiner, The Associated Press
CALGARY — Shareholders are pushing Canada’s dominant oilsands player to provide more detail on two sticky topics: its plans to thrive under tougher climate policy and its political lobbying.Separate shareholder proposals have been filed ahead of Suncor Energy’s annual general meeting next month — with one greeted much more warmly than the other by the company.The board of Calgary-based Suncor is recommending shareholders vote in favour of NEI Investments’ resolution that the company “provide ongoing reporting on how it is assessing, and ensuring, long-term corporate resilience in a future low-carbon economy” — a move viewed as unusual.However, the company is pushing back against a proposal by another group of shareholders co-ordinated by Sum Of Us, an organization that campaigns for corporate accountability. That one urges Suncor to report annually on its lobbying policies and procedures, the amount it’s paying and to whom, and its decision-making process and oversight.NEI decided to target Suncor on the climate proposal for a simple reason, said Jamie Bonham, who led the effort.Canada’s biggest oil producers are sitting on a near-record pile of cash amid price routSuncor Energy Inc gets enough support to close its Canadian Oil Sands Ltd acquisition“We thought Suncor was the most ready for it,” he said, adding that the oil company’s support is “relatively unprecedented” in North America.Suncor CEO Steve Williams has stumped for tougher carbon pricing and was one of four energy bosses to stand alongside Alberta Premier Rachel Notley last November when she unveiled the province’s new sweeping climate plan, which includes a $30-a-tonne carbon tax in 2018.Bonham said while Suncor has been a leader on the issue, “it’s still a big question mark as to how such a big oilsands player is going to thrive in a low carbon future.”Similar proposals around climate risk have been endorsed by some European energy majors.“When Shell and BP and Statoil supported the resolutions last year, it wasn’t unheard of, but it was really out of the ordinary,” said Andrew Logan, with Ceres, a U.S. corporate sustainability not-for-profit group.“I can never remember it happening with an issue that was so directly related to the company’s core business.”Suncor’s Peter MacConnachie, who works with environmental groups and socially responsible investors, said as a result of the resolution, Suncor will be providing more detail on its plans under a number of different scenarios.“Given the evolving conversation about climate, we believe it is a worthwhile opportunity to provide additional information to shareholders about how Suncor will succeed in a lower carbon economy,” he said in an emailed statement.NEI’s Bonham said the matter is going to a vote because shareholder buy-in is crucial.On the lobbying resolution, Suncor said it already complies with laws that require it to disclose its activity through federal and provincial online registries.Sum Of Us enlisted three shareholders with a collective $70,000 in company stock to file the proposal.Lisa Lindsley, who manages shareholder advocacy campaigns at Sum Of Us, said the shareholders had a few conversations with Suncor, but came away unsatisfied.The shareholders wanted to draw more attention to the trade associations to which Suncor belongs. The resolution cites “reputational risk” if one of those groups finds itself embroiled in a scandal or if its agenda runs counter to Suncor’s stated green goals — a trade group lobbying against stricter environmental rules, for instance.“Really what they offered was to list all the trade associations and organizations to which they pay over a certain threshold amount,” said Lindsley.“We didn’t think that that really got to the information that shareholders needed to evaluate the risks of Suncor’s political spending.”MacConnachie, with Suncor, said the company doesn’t see how that additional detail would help investors make better decisions, given that those associations are bound by the same lobbying disclosure laws.Kevin Thomas, with Shareholder Association for Research and Education, worked with investors in pipeline heavyweights Enbridge Inc. and TransCanada to push for improved lobbying disclosure and ended up working out a deal in both cases.The Enbridge proposal was made on behalf of the Pension Plan of the United Church of Canada, while the TransCanada one was for the Fonds de Solidarite des travailleurs du Quebec. Both were withdrawn.Thomas said relying on registries alone means some activity will “fall under the radar.”“I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect investors to go and search every provincial, municipal, federal and other country levels to understand what their own company is doing.”The Canadian Press
Asked about the importance of taking the fight to terrorists in cyberspace, and to view online recruitment and propaganda, as the new frontline, the Under-Secretary-General said that cooperation with the private sector – and especially global internet-based companies such as Facebook and Google – was essential.They are doing a “very important job in this regard” he said, adding that expanding the number of countries which are actively involved in championing specific areas of the counter-terror effort, was also important.Next week, different Member States are organizing sessions on countering terrorism financing; preventing violent extremism and incitement; standing up for the rights of those who have survived terror attacks; and combating terrorists’ use of the internet, among other meetings on the margins. In his interview with UN News, Mr. Voronkov also highlighted the importance of reaching young people who are vulnerable to the lure of extremism, saying that young people in areas of high militant activity such as northern Mali, need to be reached on the grassroots level, to counter terrorist propaganda.“I think it’s very important from this human rights angle, and from the angle which could show that these human beings are not in a very easy situation, because their lives were put in danger” by terrorists and recruiters from militant armed groups, he said. In an interview with UN News ahead of the landmark forum, the official who heads up the world body’s Office of Counter-Terrorism – which came into being just a year ago – said that it would give those leading the fight from a local to international level, the chance to “show our unity” and speak with “one professional voice”.Under-Secretary-General of the Office of Counter-Terrorism, Vladimir Voronkov, said that defeating terror groups such as ISIL, otherwise known as Dae’sh, which has been mostly driven out of Iraq in the past year, must involve “the family level – the level of local communities, the level of State, and the level of international cooperation. Only this kind of approach can be comprehensive.”The High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism, takes placed next Thursday and Friday, and will focus on strengthening cooperation “to combat the evolving threat of terrorism.”Civil society representatives and experts in the field will be joining “the majority of heads of agencies from all around the world” said Mr. Voronkov; which was vital to ensure a united front on how best to move forward, and build resilience…. the building up of this resilient society, the resilient State; this is the main task for counter-terrorism activities – Vladimir Voronkov, UN Office of Counter-Terrorism“It’s important to have capacity-building projects,” said the UN counter-terrorism chief, adding that it would be a major help to countries which need help to expel terrorist groups, and shut down terror cells, “to build this resilient environment.”“So I think after the defeat of ISIL, the building up of this resilient society, the resilient State; this is the main task for counter-terrorism activities,” he said.UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeVladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, addresses the Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts and foreign terrorist fighters.
After one of the most astonishing score lines in the history of the World Cup on Tuesday — Germany 7, Brazil 1 — nothing that happens in Sunday’s World Cup final would be a total surprise. But we do have estimates of the most likely final scores for the game.Germany is a 63 percent favorite to defeat Argentina, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast. Argentina had a slightly higher Soccer Power Index (SPI) rating when the tournament began, but Germany has seen its rating rise, particularly after its thrashing of Brazil, and it now ranks No. 1 by some margin. Betting lines also have Germany favored.The SPI match predictor allows us to predict the number of goals scored and allowed for each club. It calls for 1.7 goals by Germany and 1.2 by Argentina.There are a couple of problems with this — for one thing, a team cannot score seven-tenths of a goal. So the match predictor uses a version of a Poisson distribution, which calculates the probability of the teams finishing with any whole-number score. For example, if Germany scores an average of 1.7 goals, how often does it score exactly two goals or exactly three goals? That’s what a Poisson distribution does.Another issue is that the match predictor is calibrated on the basis of 90-minute matches when knockout-round games can go to extra time. To account for extra-time results, we ran an additional Poisson regression based on the results of extra-time games in major international tournaments since 2005. (In geek speak, we’re nesting a Poisson distribution within another Poisson distribution.) All of that produces the following heat map:Read left to right for Germany’s score and top to bottom for Argentina’s. Boxes in which the score is still tied after extra time represent cases where the game goes to penalty kicks (there is about a 14 percent chance of this happening). The 10 most probable scores are as follows:Germany 2, Argentina 1Germany 1, Argentina 0Argentina 2, Germany 1Germany 2, Argentina 0Argentina 1, Germany 0Germany 3, Argentina 11-1 draw (game goes to penalties)Germany 3, Argentina 2Germany 3, Argentina 0Argentina 2, Germany 0What are the odds of another 7-1 scoreline? The model says there is only about a 0.06 percent probability of such a score favoring Germany (about one chance in 1,600). There’s even less of a chance — more than 10,000-to-1 against — of the same score favoring Argentina.But these figures may underestimate the chance of astonishingly lopsided results. The mathematical basis for the Poisson distribution is the assumption of independent trials. This is a little inexact (it describes a special case of a Poisson distribution called a binomial distribution), but a Poisson distribution is treating a soccer game something like this:Suppose we expect Germany to score 1.7 goals on average in a 90-minute game against Argentina. That translates into about a 2 percent probability (1 chance in 50) of scoring a goal in a given minute of play.So we can run an experiment where we randomly draw ping-pong balls from a set of 90 lottery machines, one representing each minute of the game. In each machine, there are 50 balls, one labeled GOAL! and 49 blanks. The probability of drawing a GOAL! from one machine doesn’t affect what happens with the next one. (This is the assumption of independent trials.) After we’ve drawn balls from all 90 machines, we count the number of GOAL! balls. This represents how often Germany scored in the game.We can repeat the experiment a bunch of times. Most commonly, we’ll wind up with something like one or two GOAL! balls. But other times we’ll have drawn zero or four or six. The relative frequency of these outcomes represents the Poisson distribution for Germany’s score.As strange as this experiment might seem, it isn’t a bad mathematical approximation of a soccer game. And for the most part, Poisson distributions do a good job of modeling real-world soccer scores.But there are some complications. For instance, we may have some estimate of how the absences of Neymar and Thiago Silva might affect Germany’s chances of scoring against Brazil. But there is some uncertainty around that: Maybe Brazil plays more fluidly when it isn’t waiting around for Neymar to do something, or maybe it breaks down. This is equivalent to not knowing exactly how many GOAL! balls and blanks there are in the ping-pong machines. This uncertainty will tend to slightly increase the number of extreme outcomes (Germany scoring zero goals or a lot of goals) that we observe in the real world.Another issue is that the texture of play in soccer depends to some extent on the scoreline. Play is usually tighter and more conservative in a drawn game and then opens up once the tie is broken. As a result, standard Poisson distributions slightly underestimate the chance of draws and of some wild scores, such as 5-2. (The variant of the Poisson distribution that we use is meant to address this problem.)For the most part in sports, these complications are not worth worrying about. There are cases where a Poisson distribution or a normal distribution isn’t perfect — normal distributions seem to slightly underestimate the number of extreme outlier scores in sports — but they usually hold up reasonably well. Nobody gets hurt when you say that Germany has only a 1-in-4,000 chance of winning by six goals when it actually had a 1-in-400 chance.But real-world distributions are often slightly fat-tailed, meaning that extreme outliers happen more often than the normal distribution predicts. And — outside the sports world — using the wrong model can cause real problems, underestimating the chance of an earthquake or a financial crisis.
Aleksandar BrkovicRK Partizan 1.Metaloplastika43–1112 : 98146 ← Previous Story TOP 10 “BEST BUY” 2013/2014: “Flying Dibirov”, Ilic, Skube, Simonet…. Next Story → WHAT A GOAL: Dibirov’s magic! The youngest coach in the history of the VELUX EHF Champions League from RK Partizan Beograd in season 2011/2012 (he was 30), Aleksandar Brkovic resigns after four years on the bench of one of the most successful Serbian teams. Three defeats in four matches of the Serbian Play-Off forced young coach to make hard decision to leave the club in which he worked last 14 years.Brkovic won two Serbian Championships with RK Partizan in 2011 and 2012, but also two National Cups and SUper Cups. Serbian team have played two seasons in a row at EHF Champions League (2011/2012 and 2012/2013) with Brkovic on the bench.One of the club’s legend, handball version of Ryan Giggs – Nenad Maksic will lead the team unti end of the season.Here are the situation in Serbian Play-Off League six rounds until the end… 6.Partizan41–390 : 110-202 5.Crvena Zvezda41–3111 : 117-62 3.Radnički42–2100 : 9914 2.Vojvodina43–1106 : 95116 4.Železničar42–2116 : 11604
YOU MIGHT THINK that February would mean the beginning of warmer spring weather, but as today has shown us, that’s simply not the case.Snow flurries have been reported in the east of the country, and according to the latest weather reports, the cold temperatures are set to stay for the weekend.Wind and snowThe Irish Weather Network said that for the rest of today, winds will be light, while light wintry flurries of snow will continue in parts of eastern Leinster and perhaps in the northeast through today. Some might become a little heavier towards the east coast during the afternoon.According to IWN: Cold air is trapped underneath the layer of stratus so air temperatures will not rise much this afternoon ranging from 1 to 4C at best.It said that we won’t see much change this evening and overnight, as mostly cloudy skies will prevent temperatures falling too low, especially over the eastern half of the island.Cloud will tend to be more broken in the western half with a few holes allowing for temps to fall to around -2C or -3C but staying around 0 to 1C generally with an ongoing risk of wintry flurries in the east.Sunday will be much the same, but as cloud might be more broken we have a better chance of seeing brightness, particularly in the west. However, IWN warms that the gloom will not be far away.We can expect another cold day tomorrow, with highs of 2 to 5C with the odd light wintry flurry continuing in eastern areas, as well as light winds.For much, if not all of next week, due to dominating high pressure winds will be variable in direction, temperatures may recover slightly by day with a better chance of sunshine, but it will remain chilly by day (4 to 6C ) and dropping to below 0C at night.Have you any nice snow pics from today? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.orgVIDEO: World’s cutest weatherman>
After a series of seemingly interminable delays, Notion Ink has finally started sending out the first of their much anticipated Adam tablet… but already there might be a controversy brewing, as allegations fly that Notion Ink based their custom email app on open-source K-9 mail client for Android… and then didn’t give the original developers so much as a passing credit.The alleged swipe was spotted by coder Jesse Vincent who noticed that K-9’s code was used as the foundation for Adam’s three pane email system, even though Adam’s Mall.app didn’t credit him or his team. Of course, it wasn’t appropriated entirely without modification, as the Notion Ink mail app has at least been skinned to match the rest of the Adam’s Eden UI.According to developer Vincent, he’d be happy to work with Notion Ink on the project as long as they gave him a credit. It doesn’t seem like this is about to go legal: it’s just a matter of an open source developer being rightly bothered that he wasn’t given credit. For now, though, Notion Ink is being stubbornly silent about the whole debacle.Read more at Slashgear
Get ready for the shock of your lives, Geek.com readers: the FBI is looking for developers who can deliver a powerful social media monitoring application so they can keep tabs on what’s happening on sites like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. That the FBI wants to monitor publicly available information isn’t a surprise, of course. What’s surprising is that they hadn’t already done this ages ago.It’s not as though social media is a brand new platform any more, and we’ve seen plenty of evidence before that sites like Twitter provide incredibly useful insight into regional sentiment. Of course, it’s entirely possible that the FBI was quietly seeing if existing social search and monitoring tools could provide the functionality they need — apps like Hootsuite, Seesmic, Brizzly, Tweetdeck, and Radian6.If they were testing tools, they’ve now discovered that no single app provided all the functionality that the Bureau required. Now the FBI is seeking coders who can put together a comprehensive, multi-tabbed media monitoring monster.As you’d expect from any government institution, the FBI has offered up a lengthy list of particulars that need to be delivered. Most of the functions are pretty standard fare for this kind of app: monitoring specific keywords and users, an integrated alert system (think push notifications), searching posts by their geographical location, integration with mapping services. They’re also looking for integration with the FBI’s own internal notification system so that intelligence gleaned by the app can be effortlessly pushed to the agents and offices that need it.The FBI also wants to be able to archive data within the app, but the Request for Information seems to limit what’s stored to alerts and app-generated reports. Archiving all the monitored data in its raw form would require huge amounts of storage space, but this is the FBI we’re talking about. It’s not like they’d have a hard time coming up with enough cash to buy a few exabytes to facilitate their shiny new monitoring app.More at ZDNet
Today sees the launch of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with the LTS part standing for Long Term Support. That means anyone choosing to install and use Canonical’s latest operating system is guaranteed that it will be supported for the next 5 years.12.04 is more about fine tuning what’s already there rather than introducing any major new features. But that shouldn’t be seen as a negative as the whole Ubuntu experience seems to have been given a performance boost, and that love it or hate it Unity interface has been tweaked to be more useful and less frustrating.While system admins will have their work cutout getting used to a very different experience since the last LTS release, anyone using the last version of Ubuntu isn’t going to notice too many difference. Ubuntu One has had an interface update, key applications including Firefox and LibreOffice have been brought up-to-date, and depending on the version you are coming from you will find Rythmbox replacing Banshee for music, and Shotwell installed as the photo management app.As for Unity, the comments I’m hearing are a lot calmer and accepting than the anger that has gone before. That is no doubt due to the tweaking that has been done behind the scenes. The HUD, as we have discussed previously, allows for super simple searching through its “intent driven interface.” This basically boils down to a search field that presents relevant options depending on where you are when you search. The video below explains how this works:The HUD, performance gains, and core app updates are joined by new privacy controls, lots of small but essential interface tweaks that add up to an overall improved experience, and a new default Ubuntu theme called Ambiance.It’s definitely worth trying, and as ever it is really easy to experiment with. The low system requirements mean you can install it on an old machine. Alternatively you can dual-boot your main PC, try it out as a Live CD, which doesn’t change anything on your system, or load up a VM and install it within your main OS.Ubuntu 12.04 is available to download now. If you’re not 100% on trying it out yet, then why not take the tour first and see what it has to offer.More at Ubuntu, via ExtremeTech and OMG!Ubuntu
Montpellier a rejoint Lyon dans la liste des villes compatibles 4GSFR a étendu jeudi sa couverture 4G à Montpellier. Peu de smartphones sont compatibles mais beaucoup des prochaines sorties le seront. D’autres villes seront couvertes début 2013.Et de deux ! Après Lyon en novembre, Montpellier est devenue jeudi la seconde ville de France à être équipée de la technologie 4G. Mis en place par SFR, cette couverture réseau est compatible avec certains smartphones déjà sur le marché comme le Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G, le HTC One XL et le Motorola Razr HD. D’autres villes et d’autres téléphones seront également compatibles dès début 2013.La 4G offre une vitesse de téléchargement cinq fois supérieure à la 3G+ et un upload dix fois supérieur, le tout avec un ping divisé par deux. Il faut néanmoins, en plus d’un portable compatible, une formule carrée SFR pour en profiter. Ces forfaits commencent à 49,99 euros par mois. Lille, Marseille, Strasbourg et Toulouse sont les prochaines villes sur la liste.Le 22 décembre 2012 à 18:12 • Maxime Lambert
Vous êtes toujours en retard ? Chez cet homme, ce serait dû à une vraie maladieQuel que soit le jour ou l’évènement, Jim Dunbar, un Britannique de 57 ans, est toujours en retard. Un défaut qu’il devrait, non pas à un manque d’organisation mais à un trouble qui affecterait son cerveau. “Mais t’as vu l’heure ?!” Nous en connaissons tous une : une personne qui est tout le temps en retard, qui, quel que soit le rendez-vous, le jour ou l’heure, nous fera toujours patienter avant d’arriver. A la longue, ce défaut peut en énerver plus d’un. Toutefois, on en vient toujours à espérer que cette personne arrivera un jour à l’heure. Pour Jim Dunbar inutile d’espérer, cela n’arrivera jamais. Et pour cause, ce Britannique de 57 ans serait atteint d’un trouble qui le pousse à être toujours en retard.Dès l’âge de 5 ans, il est arrivé en retard à l’école, puis au collège et au lycée. Et par la suite, les choses ne se sont pas arrangées, il a été renvoyé plusieurs fois de son travail après être arrivé en retard à plusieurs reprises. Il a manqué le début d’un enterrement, gâché des rendez-vous amoureux et des débuts de vacances. “J’avais prévu de passer prendre un ami à midi pour partir en vacances et je suis arrivé quatre heures en retard. Il était furieux parce que nous avions réservé le ferry et tout”, raconte Jim Dunbar cité par le Daily Mail. Une autre fois, “j’ai été invité à manger chez un ami, je suis arrivé trois heures en retard”, ajoute t-il. Sa manie de ne jamais arriver à l’heure a valu à ce Britannique de nombreuses disputes et plein d’ennuis. “Cela a affecté ma vie entière”, assure t-il. Pendant longtemps, l’homme s’est ainsi beaucoup blâmé et se demandait “mais pourquoi n’arrive-je pas à être à l’heure”. L’an dernier, un médecin lui a toutefois fourni une réponse : son cerveau serait responsable de ce retard chronique.Une conséquence d’un trouble mental ? Au cours d’un rendez-vous à l’hôpital Ninewells de Dundee en Ecosse (auquel il est arrivé 20 minutes en retard), ce spécialiste lui a expliqué qu’il souffrait sûrement d’un trouble ou d’un déficit touchant une région cérébrale bien particulière déjà connue pour être liée aux troubles du déficit de l’attention (TDA). Ceci empêcherait tout simplement Jim Dunbar de pouvoir correctement apprécier le temps dont il a besoin pour effectuer une tâche. Cité par The Scotsman.com, Andrea Bilbow du National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service a expliqué : “Le retard chronique est une conséquence, non un symptôme, d’une maladie sous-jacente, peut-être un trouble du déficit de l’attention avec hyperactivité (ADHD) ou un déficit fonctionnel”. “Ces troubles peuvent affecter la gestion du temps d’une personne. Elle ne peut organiser son temps ou a des difficultés à comprendre le passage du temps ou même ne le sent pas du tout”. “Une conversation téléphonique qui a duré deux heures peut avoir l’air d’avoir duré à peine 15 minutes” pour les personnes qui souffrent de ce type de problème, a t-il indiqué. D’ailleurs, les individus souffrant de trouble du déficit de l’attention ont très souvent, en plus des autres difficultés, du mal à arriver à l’heure. Reste que le trouble exact dont souffre Jim Dunbar n’a pas encore été identifié et si ce diagnostic lui a permis de moins culpabiliser, il n’a pas réussi à régler son problème toujours aussi handicapant.Encore et toujours en retard Récemment, le Britannique a essayé d’aller au cinéma et avait commencé à se préparer 11 heures avant pour s’y rendre. Mais il est tout de même arrivé 20 minutes en retard. Chez lui, Jim Dunbar a installé une horloge spéciale qui utilise les fréquences radio pour donner un temps exact, à la seconde près. Il a également essayé d’avancer ses pendules et de porter tout le temps une montre mais rien n’y a fait. Il n’a pour l’heure toujours trouvé aucune solution à son problème.À lire aussiLe mariage aiderait à prévenir les risques de démence, mais pourquoi ?”Ma famille ne me croit pas et pense que je cherche des excuses. Je peux comprendre la réaction des gens et pourquoi il ne me croit pas. Mais c’est déprimant parfois”, a t-il raconté. C’est pourquoi il a voulu parler du trouble dont il souffre. “La raison pour laquelle j’ai voulu en parler c’est qu’il doit y avoir d’autres personnes avec le même trouble et qui ne réalisent pas que ce n’est pas de leur faute”, a t-il ajouté. Plutôt une mauvaise habitude Toutefois, ne cherchez pas là une excuse pour expliquer à vos proches pourquoi vous êtes toujours en retard ! Le diagnostic posé pour Jim Dunbar laisse tout de même certains spécialistes perplexes, dans la mesure où aucun autre trouble mental n’a encore pu être identifié chez le Britannique et que le retard chronique ne figure pas dans les manuels officiels faisant référence aux troubles mentaux. Aussi, ils soulignent que pour la majorité des personnes, la manie d’être en retard relève plutôt d’une mauvaise habitude ou de problèmes d’organisation. “Je pense que faire passer un comportement humain quotidien pour un trouble médical est imprudent”, conclut ainsi le Dr Sheri Jacobson, psychothérapeute et directrice de la Harley Therapy Clinic de Londres.Le 28 août 2013 à 14:21 • Maxime Lambert
Close The boy, who was identified as Ahmed from Logar in Afghanistan, had lost his right leg after stepping on a landmine. Recently, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan helped make a prosthetic leg which could help with his movement.Ahmed, who couldn’t contain his joy, began dancing on his new legs with the doctors, nurses and other patients as his audience. Even they could not help but smile at the little one’s antics.One good Samaritan tweeted the video after which Ahmed became an internet sensation. Twitterati began retweeting the video. Here are some of the best reactions to Ahmed’s happy dance. Heart Warming | An Afghan boy dancing out of joy after getting artificial limbs, which he had lost stepping on a landmine A video which can warm even the coldest of hearts recently made its rounds on social media. It’s of a little Afghan boy dancing with joy after getting a prosthetic leg. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:32Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:31?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …
MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty ImageIn a very surprising announcement, West Indian batsman Chris Gayle has decided to reverse his decision of retiring from one-day international cricket after the 2019 Cricket World Cup. This announcement was made by the former captain at the pre-match press conference on the eve of his team’s match against India on June 27. When asked about his future plans, Gayle offered an answer which left everyone surprised and unsure about what the left-handed batsman has in mind.”It’s still not the end. I still have a few games to go. Maybe another series to go, as well. Who knows, we will see what happens. My plans are for the World Cup. Maybe a Test match against India and then I’ll play, definitely play the ODIs against India. I won’t play the T20s. That’s my plan after World Cup,” the man known as ‘Universe Boss’ said.The Indian team would be visiting the Caribbean shores in August and would play a three-match ODI and T20I series which will be followed by two Test matches which will be part of the World Test Championship. It is worth remembering here that Gayle hasn’t represented West Indies in Test cricket for many years and his appearances in limited-overs competitions also has been very sporadic. Gayle has been mainly seen in T20 leaguesIANSThe man who has scored more than 7000 Test runs and is one of the very few players to have scored two triple-hundreds in Test cricket, has mainly been plying his trade in T20 leagues, such as Indian Premier League and Big Bash League, around the world. He made a comeback to the West Indies team during England’s tour of West Indies where he was part of the home side in the limited-overs series.It was before the series that he announced his retirement from international cricket after the World Cup. However, he scored heavily in the 5-match ODI rubber, prompting many to ask why he was retiring. Despite not having as much success in the World Cup as expected, he has looked in good form. It is unlikely that he would be brought back into the Test team. It would be interesting to see if the Windies selectors let him play in the West Indies side.
By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s next police leader faces formidable challenges: Reduce the highest homicide rate of any large U.S. city, rebuild trust between officers and deeply skeptical residents, and win the confidence of a demoralized department racked by corruption scandals and feuding factions.That’s all while making sure sweeping reforms encompassing fundamental aspects of police work finally take root in Baltimore, where U.S. Justice Department investigators found the police force routinely violated the constitutional rights of citizens for years.In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald speaks at a press conference to announce the discipline for Officer William Martin in Forth Worth, Texas. Baltimore’s mayor has chosen Fitzgerald as her nominee to lead the city’s troubled force, seeking to reign in a soaring pace of homicides and boost public trust in a tattered department. Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, picked Fitzgerald, saying he’s led a large police department and was “well versed on training and community engagement.” Her spokesman confirmed that she expects Fitzgerald will start working as acting leader in coming days. (Rodger Mallison /Star-Telegram via AP)“It will certainly be one of the more difficult jobs any police chief has faced anywhere,” said David Harris, who researches police behavior and law enforcement as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. “These are the kinds of problems that would be very difficult and deep for any commissioner.”Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald is willing to try. After roughly three years leading that department, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh last week hand-picked the 47-year-old Philadelphia native to be the city’s fourth police leader this year alone. She’s confident he’s the best candidate to lead the department “into a new era of credibility, accountability and trust.”The commissioner-nominee — touted as a proven police “reformer” by the mayor’s office — faces multiple hearings over the next couple of months before the Baltimore City Council expects to vote on his nomination in late January.But City Hall’s decision to keep the selection process secretive since May hasn’t started him off on the best foot.Not only were citizens denied basic information about the candidates, even Baltimore’s police union and the City Council were shut out. Nobody outside of Pugh’s City Hall even knew who made up the selection committee.Mike Mancuso, the newly elected leader of the union that represents Baltimore police officers, said the city’s Fraternal Order of Police lodge only learned of Fitzgerald’s nomination last week through local media.“We were not asked to be a part of the search for this important position and as a result know only as much about Chief Fitzgerald as can be found via a web search,” Mancuso said.Although City Hall had the right to keep the selection process private, many observers found their decision baffling considering that the city is already struggling to comply with a court-enforced consent decree demanding more transparency, among a slew of other police reforms.“To say that the public has lost faith I think is a gross understatement. We are in a crisis. And yet we operate as if everything is fine and dandy. And it’s not,” said David Rocah, senior staff attorney with the ACLU of Maryland.In coming days, Baltimore officials will fan out to spots across the country where Fitzgerald has worked to conduct their own vetting.Police union leaders plan to travel to Fort Worth, Allentown and Philadelphia to meet with counterparts to do their “own due diligence.” City Council members will soon head to Texas to interview people there to get a better sense of the man the mayor has picked to lead the country’s eighth largest municipal force.Law enforcement experts say one thing is certain: Fitzgerald will have to work very quickly to unify the force under his guidance.“He’s going to have to overcome the strain by rallying behind promises he can keep,” said Katie Zafft, a University of Maryland criminologist.Among other things, Zafft believes Fitzgerald will need to convince officers he’s committed to their well-being by developing more robust benefit and promotion structures and rewarding officers who are rebuilding community trust. He also needs transparency in how officers will be held accountable for bad actions, she said.If approved, he also has to convince large swaths of Baltimore to trust their sworn protectors to conduct themselves professionally and effectively tackle the city’s violent crime scourge. The 342 homicides last year in Baltimore yielded a homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people, well above that of any other big American city. The city of roughly 612,000 people is on pace to notch more than 300 killings this year.“The common ground between officers and the community is the need for violence reduction. No one wants to see this level of violence and building bridges under this shared goal is the best way to achieve what everyone wants: a safer community,” Zafft said.Baltimore Councilman Brandon Scott, chairman of the public safety committee, wants Fitzgerald to deliver a complete crime-reduction strategy along with a full-throated backing of police reform.“The way this police department is constituted culturally is broken,” Scott said in a phone interview. “I want to clearly hear that he understands the structure of the department absolutely needs to change.”___Follow McFadden on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dmcfadd
Journal information: Nature © 2015 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from institutions in the U.K. and Switzerland has identified a protein that is heavily involved in entrainment in fruit fly brains as part of coordinating the circadian clock. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they engineered mutant flies to express differing amounts of the protein Ionotropic Receptor 25a, aka, IR25a and then tested the ability of the flies to adjust to light and temperature fluctuations. François Rouyer and Abhishek Chatterjee with Institut des Neurosciences Université Paris-Sud, offer a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in a companion piece published in the same journal edition. Citation: Protein involved in temperature entrainment of brain for circadian clock in fruit fly identified (2015, November 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-protein-involved-temperature-entrainment-brain.html Fruit fly. Credit: John Tann/Wikipedia Molecular features of the circadian clock system in fruit flies More information: Chenghao Chen et al. Drosophila Ionotropic Receptor 25a mediates circadian clock resetting by temperature, Nature (2015). DOI: 10.1038/nature16148AbstractCircadian clocks are endogenous timers adjusting behaviour and physiology with the solar day. Synchronized circadian clocks improve fitness and are crucial for our physical and mental well-being3. Visual and non-visual photoreceptors are responsible for synchronizing circadian clocks to light, but clock-resetting is also achieved by alternating day and night temperatures with only 2–4 °C difference. This temperature sensitivity is remarkable considering that the circadian clock period (~24 h) is largely independent of surrounding ambient temperatures. Here we show that Drosophila Ionotropic Receptor 25a (IR25a) is required for behavioural synchronization to low-amplitude temperature cycles. This channel is expressed in sensory neurons of internal stretch receptors previously implicated in temperature synchronization of the circadian clock9. IR25a is required for temperature-synchronized clock protein oscillations in subsets of central clock neurons. Extracellular leg nerve recordings reveal temperature- and IR25a-dependent sensory responses, and IR25a misexpression confers temperature-dependent firing of heterologous neurons. We propose that IR25a is part of an input pathway to the circadian clock that detects small temperature differences. This pathway operates in the absence of known ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ sensors in the Drosophila antenna, revealing the existence of novel periphery-to-brain temperature signalling channels. As most are aware, the circadian clock allows organisms to adjust their biological processes to the day-night cycle. Prior research has shown, as Rouyer and Chatterjee point out, that the clock is most heavily influenced by changes in light and temperature, but just how this occurs is still not well understood. To learn more, the researchers looked at the fruit fly, because of its simpler biology. Prior research with the tiny flies has shown that their circadian clock works in two ways—their outer organs respond directly to changes in light and temperature and their brains respond indirectly. The researchers set out to learn more about the indirect means by which the brain is caused to adjust, a process known as entrainment.Scientists have known for some time that IR25a plays a role in odor reception in fruit flies, and because it interacts with the Nocte protein (the expression of which is known to be involved in the development of organs that respond to light and temperature), the researchers suspected it may play a role in brain entrainment as well. To find out they engineered fruit flies that lacked the protein and then subjected them (and non-mutant control groups) to tests that involved both large and small light and temperature fluctuations. Their results showed that the mutant flies were still able to modify their clocks when the variations of either were large, but not when the temperature variations were small, suggesting that IR25a was necessary for adapting to such changes. The team also looked at the oscillations of the proteins that are known to make up the circadian clock in the mutant flies and found that they had become defective during small variation temperature changes. The findings by the team suggest that IR25a plays a key role in entrainment in the brains of fruit flies for small temperature fluctuations. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Do you yell, hit or use physical threats as a punishment for your children? If so, your children may be at a greater risk of performing poorly in school, a study has showed.The study by American researchers showed that students who were brought up harshly were likely to find their peer group more important than other responsibilities, including following parents’ rules. This further led them to engage in more risky behaviours in teenage. While females engaged in more frequent early sexual behaviour, males, on the other hand, indulged in wrongdoings like hitting and stealing. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”In our study, harsh parenting was related to lower educational attainment through a set of complex cascading processes that emphasised present-oriented behaviours at the cost of future-oriented educational goals,” said lead researcher Rochelle F Hentges from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US.Further, those relying on peers, instead of doing homework, decided to spend time with friends and felt that there is nothing wrong in breaking rules to keep friends. The researchers found that direct as well as indirect effects of parenting shapes a child’s behaviour and his or her relationship with the peers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”The study used children’s life histories as a framework to examine how parenting affects children’s educational outcomes via relationships with peers, sexual behaviour and delinquency,” Hentges added, in the paper published in the journal Child Development. Teaching methods focussing on present-oriented goals and strategies like hands-on experimental learning, group activities may promote learning and educational goals for individuals, especially those who are brought up harshly, the researchers suggested.
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While Chromebooks once offered better battery life and cheaper prices, Windows machines have caught up on those features, but other key differentiators remain.Credit: Laptop MagCurrently, IDC forecasts that consumer Chromebook shipments will reach 3.9 million units this year, which is a 29.4 percent year-over-year increase. That’s a massive amount of growth, especially while the PC market overall is expected to shrink by 3.7 percent. So what’s attracting consumers to Chromebooks, and should you consider one rather than a Windows laptop?MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/tips-for-picking-a-student-laptop?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 What grade is your kid in?The simplicity of Chromebooks makes them most suited to students from kindergarten through high school.Older high schoolers, though, may require specialized apps that aren’t available on Chromebooks, especially if they’re working in music composition or coding.What’s at school?One important factor in deciding what laptop to get your kid is knowing what their school is giving them to use. Linn Huang, research director at IDC, told me (in a telephone interview) that plenty of “K to 12 schools are wheeling in carts of Chromebooks” and “students grab one and sign in,” which is leading kids to feel incredibly comfortable on Chrome OS.Credit: Laptop MagThat means they’re also logged into their Google Drive folder, complete with all of their Google Docs and other schoolwork. Sure, you can get those on a PC, but if your kids are using Chromebooks at school, they’re probably going to have the easiest time if they get one for home use.Chromebooks also enable greater collaboration in the classroom using the Google Classroom software. This suite of tools streamlines the process of assignment distribution and feedback, and organizes all of the data in one place.MORE: Best Chromebooks Available NowGoogle Classroom also allows teachers an easy way to create web pages to distribute their syllabi and attach readings. These tools are also available to teachers on the go as Google Play and iOS apps.Chromebook Benefits: Simple, Safe, Secure and ShareableIn addition to giving kids the same interface they use at schools, using a Chromebook at home helps them hold onto all of their work. Over the phone, Cyrus Mistry, senior product manager at Google, explained that when students go home, they can “get every single thing that they had in school.”Credit: GoogleMistry continued, saying that’s because “when [kids] go home and use a completely different Chromebook, if that student signs in with their school address, not only does their entire world come back, with all of their bookmarks, all of their Google content, but all of their non-Google content, all of their Android applications and paid applications, show up and install immediately as soon they sign in.”While Windows PCs allow for multiple users, Mistry called the Chromebook the “most sharable device in the world,” speaking of how family members can hand it off without any issues. “Mom [or dad] can sign in and they get their entire world,” he said, “and when they sign out, nothing that they did affects [other users’] partitions.” On the flip side, Windows 10 can get pretty complicated. The operating system not only peppers your screen with notifications, asking if you’re likely to recommend Windows 10 to a friend, but it also really wants you to use Cortana, and learning how to use a digital assistant may be low on your list of priorities for your kid.On top of that, Windows’ system updates have a bad history of arriving and forcing restarts at inopportune times (though Microsoft is trying to fix that). And if you’re trying to get your kid a laptop for their schoolwork, all of the free games in the Start menu, — including Minecraft and Candy Crush Soda Saga — may distract and hinder their productivity. Chromebooks run on Chrome OS, which provides a much smoother and easier way of life. The operating system’s security and updates protocols are dead simple; updates download to a secondary version of the operating system in the background. How does that work? Mistry told us that “while you’re connected to partition A, updates are downloading to partition B in the background. Then, “when you reboot, [Chrome OS] tests the new version” and applies it to partition A if the revision checks out.MORE: Best Laptops for College StudentsAnother plus for parents: Chrome OS doesn’t have the ability to just install apps off the internet. Your child would need to pull those titles from the Google Play Store, and you can use Android’s parental controls to stop that. Word docs or Google Docs?Ask your kids or their teachers how homework is accepted. Do they live in Google Docs, or do they send Microsoft Office files? Credit: GoogleIf your kids use Microsoft Word, Excel and other programs, Chromebooks are nonstarters. Sure, those apps are available as Android apps on those Chromebooks that support the Google Play store, but they’re not good enough to replace the original.You can export files between Word and Excel and Google Docs and Sheets, but those conversions are rarely ever 100 percent perfect. And I’m sure the last thing you want is to hear your kid yelling that Microsoft Word messed with the formatting of their assignment, making them spend more time to fix it. MORE: How to Use Windows 10But if your kids say their classrooms revolve around Google Docs and the other G Suite apps, such as Sheets, you’re best off getting them one of our Best Chromebook picks. For more about Chromebooks and their variety, check out our Should I Buy a Chromebook? buying guide.Windows 10 still makes a compelling case for families and studentsBut while Chromebooks have begun to take off, Windows laptops still have something to offer. First of all, you’ll often find the most complete versions of apps on Windows, such as Adobe Photoshop, while competitors may be missing options.Credit: MicrosoftAnother example of that comes with Microsoft’s own Office suite, which is a must-have for many, but best on Windows. Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing, emphasized this, telling me via email that “Windows 10 runs desktop Office apps, while competitors like Chrome and iPad only offer web apps.”So, yes, while there are iOS versions of Office for iPads and the Android versions of Office apps on Chromebooks — and office365.com allows you to access these programs via a browser — none of the above are feature-complete when compared with their Windows equivalents. Next, he emphasized how Windows wins on accessibility features, “such as narrator, word prediction and eye control,” making computing easier for a wide range of users.Windows 10 also has a leg up when it comes to pen computing. For example, OneNote’s Ink Math Assistant feature “allows students to hand write math problems and equations and instantly receive a step-by-step proof to help them identify how to correctly solve the problem,” Woodman said.Yes, iOS and Chrome OS all support styli, but Woodman boasted that Windows 10 does it best, with “the most robust and intelligent digital inking capabilities across Microsoft’s Office applications (OneNote, Word, PowerPoint).”MORE: Kids Tablets to Buy (or Avoid)Woodman also stated that “the most complete set of learning experiences are on Windows.” He highlighted the newly released Minecraft: Education Edition, which allows Minecraft owners to learn basic chemistry by playing with the Chemistry Resource Pack.Bottom LineIf your kid’s already living a Google life — which schools are promoting — Chromebooks are a fantastic option. These notebooks also allow for more seamless sharing around the house, so you can use that Chromebook after junior’s gone to sleep. But, if your kid’s more advanced — or needs more help — you might be better off buying them a PC. Windows 10 provides more complete versions of Office apps, a ton of accessibility options and superior styli usage. So, at the end of the day, it’s time to talk to your kids and see what they use and what they need. Leave a comment below if you have any questions for us to answer!Lowest Weight LaptopsLongest Battery Life LaptopsSurface Go vs. Chromebooks: Which Is Right for You? Author Bio Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.