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You stood outside the library, constantly checking your phone. The cold temperature was starting to get to you and your ears were starting to turn red as well as your hands. You were scrolling through Woozi’s blog as his show from last night played through your earbuds. You sighed, you hadn’t been able to catch the show because you had so much homework and you didn’t want a distraction. Now you sort of regretted it but at least you finished all your chemistry work. You smiled slightly as a notification for a new post popped up.

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Indonesian 'Iron Man' claims to have created mind-controlled robotic arm out of scrap metal

A paralysed welder in Indonesia has claimed to have built himself a mind controlled robotic arm out of scrap metal from his workshop. I Wayan Sumardana from Bali suffered a stroke in 2015 that resulted in his left arm being paralysed. He has since claimed to have built himself the robotic arm that is controlled by his thoughts – something that has led to him being dubbed ‘Iron Man’.

Sumardana said, “If I consume this medicine, I can tell my brain to believe that the medicine is sweet even though it is really bitter. So by lying, I trigger my head gear to react and the LED lights blink. This means, it is getting a signal from my brain. I am lighting the LED by giving it more power from my brain. This [power] then is transmitted to the relay device, which acts like a switch. The relay device is connected to the battery which powers up the motor, which makes this arm mechanically active. It’s quite simple, really”.

His claim has been disputed by a number of online critics, who say that this technology isn’t possible. The arm has led to him becoming something of a celebrity, with his story being featured in the local media.

“I hope this will motivate other people, who have had a stroke or are paralysed like myself. Some, can’t even walk. I hope they keep their spirits up to live because life is hard and to give up is easy,” Sumardana said.

It is being reported locally that the Bali Governor has donated 50 million IDR (£2,500) to Sumardana after hearing the story so he could continue proper medical treatment.

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Lleyton Hewitt hits back against match-fixing allegations, calls them "an absolute face"

(Andrew Brownbill/AP)

Lleyton Hewitt fired back against allegations linking him to a BuzzFeed and BBC report of rampant match-fixing in professional tennis, calling it a “joke” and an “absolute face.”

“I know my name’s been thrown into it,” Hewitt told reporters following a second round loss to David Ferrer at the Australian Open earlier in the week.

“I don’t think anyone here would think that I’ve done anything corruption or match fixing,” he added. “It’s just absurd.”

Prior to the start of the Australian Open, BuzzFeed and the BBC reported that 15 players in the main draw of the 2016 Australian Open had ties to match-fixing, including one Grand Slam winner. The BuzzFeed/BBC report said that their algorithms picked up matches in which unusual betting patterns shifted the odds, but neglected to name any specific names.

But after the publication of the initial report, multiple websites subsequently published the names of players they suspected could be the ones flagged in the BuzzFeed and BBC reports, using the original data with their own gambling algorithms.

Hewitt, who won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open over the course of his career, was among the biggest name implicated in these reports. The Australian announced prior to the start of this year’s Australian Open that it would be the last of his career.

“I think anyone throwing my name out there with it makes the whole thing an absolute farce,” said Hewitt. “For anyone who tries to go further with it, then good luck. Take me on with it. Yeah, it’s disappointing.”

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XCOM 2 : un partenariat pour des mods prometteurs dès la sortie
Alors que la sortie de XCOM 2 approche sérieusement, il a été dévoilé que les développeurs de l'excellent mod Long War des précédents opus proposeront des mods dès la sortie du titre.

Voici une information qui risque de faire plaisir aux vétérans de XCOM : Enemy Unknown et XCOM : Enemy Within et sur laquelle les amateurs de stratégie au tour par tour devraient se pencher. En effet, alors que XCOM 2 doit arriver sur PC, Mac et Linux le 5 février prochain (disponible en précommande à -20% ici), Firaxis Games et 2K ont dévoilé qu’un partenariat avait été signé avec Long War Studios afin de proposer des mods dès la sortie.

XCOM 2 : toujours plus prometteur

Pour ceux qui l’ignoreraient, Long War Studios est le studio fraichement créé par les développeurs derrière l’acclamé mod Long War qui modifiait et améliorait en profondeur le jeu et son extension sortis en 2012 et 2013 (jeu plus long et dur, nouvelles classes, capacités, doublages…etc.) Mais cette fois, XCOM 2 supportera nativement les mods créés par la communauté. Cela signifie que ces derniers devraient être plus nombreux et aisés à installer via le Steam Workshop.

Le contenu des mods développés par Long War Studios est encore inconnu, mais des précisions seront dévoilées le 30 janvier à la Pax South. Déjà fort prometteur d’après les premiers retours, XCOM 2 ne fait que gagner en …

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Pérou : une voiture tombe dans un gigantesque trou, ses occupants sauvés par des passants

Ils ont été sauvés de justesse alors que leur voiture était en train de chuter dans un trou béant qui s'était formé au milieu de la route. Un homme, une femme et une enfant ont été retirés un à un de leur automobile engloutie en plein carrefour de la

ville de Trujillo, la troisième ville la plus peuplée du Pérou, non loin de la côte Pacifique.

La famille ne souffre que de blessures mineures

La voiture a chuté dans ce trou, au début du mois de février, alors qu'elle circulait sur la chaussée. Des témoins ont immortalisé le sauvetage par des passants dans une vidéo publiée sur YouTube et reprise par le Huffington Post (en anglais). Le devant de la voiture était encore à l'extérieur du trou lorsque des badauds, à plat ventre, ont ouvert les portières avec l'aide de cordelettes, pour hisser les deux occupants : la femme d'abord et l'homme ensuite, à travers la fenêtre. Leur fille âgée de 2 ans a été sortie la première, et son sauvetage ne figure pas sur la vidéo. Le trou se serait formé en raison des fortes pluies qui se sont abattues sur la région

La famille ne souffre que de blessures mineures et de contusions, selon Capital Radio (en espagnol). Elle a été emmenée dans un centre médical local.

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Master the fight. Master the fuck.

(When Snoke had called for Kylo Ren to complete his training, this is not what he had expected at all.)

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China: Unpaid migrant workers forced to sleep at work as economic crisis deepens

The slowdown of China’s economy has roused fear, loathing and despair among migrant workers, some of whose salaries have yet to be honoured, giving them no choice but to partake in protests to demand what is rightfully theirs. The number of protests has been on the rise in recent months, largely because there are workers who want their salaries so they can visit loved ones over the Chinese New Year period. As the economy worsens, the prospect of the numbers of protests increasing is inevitable, posing a huge challenge for the stability obsessed government, especially as such protests can easily get out of hand.

The protests illustrate the concerning implications for the lack of social stability that the country has on its workforces, as the salaries of migrant workers continue to be unpaid with companies using the excuse of lack of money as a reason not to pay them. The construction workers are among the worst affected, with the housing sector being among the worst-hit in China’s economic slowdown.

Zixia Gardens, a luxury accommodation plan for around 1,800 households in the Northern Chinese city of Tangshan, was never completed for this reason. There were around 530 construction workers on the project who are owed between CH ¥20,000-50, 000 (£2,103-£5,258) for work that began in March 2015 and continued through until November, with their contractor promising they would be paid half their salary by the end of January 2016.

“Now that it’s finished and the roof is on we haven’t received a penny, we’ve got old people and children at home, maybe their mothers and fathers are waiting for them at the village gates expecting them to come back flushed with success, they can’t imagine how tragic we are. We’ve protested against the municipal government for a month, but they didn’t give us back our salaries, we’ve protested against the construction bureau for three days. The workers don’t have food to eat.”

The workers at Zixia Gardens, who remain unpaid, have resorted to residing in the offices of one of their subcontractors and went to the authorities for help. However, they say their calls for the government to investigate have been ignored. “The local [government] they don’t want to know, they just use all kinds of excuses to stall – the developers don’t have any money, we’re looking into it, today, tomorrow. Now us migrant worker brothers are about to celebrate the Chinese New Year, we’ve got parents and children to look after, there’s nothing we can do,” said Fan.

China’s steel industry is another trade that has suffered tremendously during the economic crisis. The Chinese government has already planned to cut steel production by up to 150 million tonnes, which could see the loss of as many as 400,000 jobs, according to state estimates. Hebei Province was once regarded as China’s ‘steel belt’ and accounted for nearly a quarter of its steel output, with factories situated in and around the area, all of which have now been closed. State-owned mills have shut their doors and dozens of privately owned ones have gone bankrupt. The buildings remain, but are empty and often referred to as 'zombie factories’.

China’s slowing economy and falling stock market have caused concerns for investors worldwide. Jobs are scarce, with many factories in manufacturing hubs such as the Houjie town of Dongguan have reduced staffing levels, if they haven’t closed down altogether. Official data reported its annual growth of 6.9% in 2015, the slowest pace in 25 years, and stock markets continue to plunge in 2016.

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Saudi says ready to take part in any U.S.-led ground operations in Syria

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DUBAI, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was ready to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the U.S.-led alliance decides to start such operations, an adviser to the Saudi defence minister said.
“The kingdom is ready to participate in any ground operations that the coalition (against Islamic State) may agree to carry out in Syria,” Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri, who is also the spokesman for the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, told the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV in an interview.
Asseri said Saudi Arabia had been an active member of the U.S.-led coalition that had been fighting Islamic State in Syria since 2014, and had carried out more than 190 aerial missions.
He said Saudi Arabia, which has been leading Arab military operations against the Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen, believed that to win against Islamic State, the coalition needed to combine aerial operations with ground operations.
“If there was a consensus from the leadership of the coalition, the kingdom is willing to participate in these efforts because we believe that aerial operations are not the ideal solution and there must be a twin mix of aerial and ground operations,” Asseri said.
Asked about the comments at a briefing, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said the coalition was generally supportive of having partners contribute more in the fight against Islamic State but he had not seen the Saudi proposal. “I would not want to comment specifically on this until we’ve had a chance to review it,” he said. (Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Additional reporting by Doina Chiacu in Washington; Editing by Dominic Evans and Alison Williams)

BUZZ: Kangana Ranaut bitching out Pooja Hegde




Well, Kangana Ranaut never ceases to make headlines. And she’s doing it again. We hear, the Queen actress is going around blaming Mohenjo Daro’s leading lady Pooja Hegde for her break-up with Hrithik Roshan.



We know that Hrithik and Pooja have been attracted to each other during the making of Mohenjo Daro. Oh, how can we forget that hot kiss which they have in the film? 

Poor Kangana, you can’t really blame her. The actress kinda came out in the open about her relationship with Hrithik when she referred to him as her “Silly Ex”. But guess Hrithik doesn’t have as much guts as the actress – he still chooses to shy away from admitting to the relationship.  

Any girl in Kangana’s place would have been disappointed.

 



But Kangana, you do know Hrithik and his charming ways. What made you think that the ‘single and ready to mingle’ Hrithik would continue to stay in your arms? Did you forget his link-ups with Barbara Mori, Esha Gupta and Katrina Kaif?

All this just when you thought that the Hrithik-Kangana pow-wow had subsided!


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El Valencia vela armas en su cuartel general para la ida de las semifinales ante el Barça

El Valencia de Gary Neville ya vela armas en su cuartel general de la Ciudad Condal para la ida de las semifinales de Copa ante el FC Barcelona. Los ché llegaban esta mañana con Denis Cherishev al frente. El ruso, que provocó la eliminación copera del Real Madrid debido a su alineación indebida, podría debutar esta noche junto a Guilherme Siqueira que llegó tras dejar el Atleti.  
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NDP says Saskatchewan government breaking own balanced-budget law with deficits

By Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press

REGINA - The Opposition NDP says the Saskatchewan government is breaking its own law by running a deficit this fiscal year and next.

The Growth and Financial Security Act requires the government to balance the books every year unless there’s an extraordinary event such as a disaster that couldn’t be anticipated.

NDP Leader Cam Broten notes that the legislation also says if there is a deficit, the government has to offset it with a surplus in the next budget year.

“This is a problem,” Broten said at the legislature Tuesday.

“What we heard from the premier (Monday) is in violation of their very own law around the need for balanced budgets and their need to be open and honest and transparent with Saskatchewan people.”

Premier Brad Wall said Monday that the government is facing a revenue shortfall because of a drop in oil prices and the cost of fighting forest fires last summer.

Wall said there isn’t much room for cuts and that left two choices — raise taxes or run a deficit — and the government opted for the deficit.

The Growth and Financial Security Act was the first piece of legislation introduced by the Saskatchewan Party after it won the 2007 provincial election.

But the government notes in an email to The Canadian Press that the act applies to the general revenue fund, which was the government’s operating expenses and revenues.

Saskatchewan governments used to put forward budgets based on the general revenue fund.

But several provincial auditors said that presented an incomplete and misleading picture of the government’s finances because the general revenue fund does not include more than 270 Crown corporations and other agencies. Those are only included in the summary budget.

The Saskatchewan government changed its focus to a summary budget in 2014.

“There have been accounting changes, but if you look at the remarks of the Sask. Party finance minister in committee around this legislation, the spirit absolutely talks about the need to be open and clear with Saskatchewan people, to say what the true state is and we don’t know,” said Broten.

“We do not know how deep this hole is.”

Wall told reporters that summary budgets have changed everything.

“It’s our view that there’s going to be no problem with the legislation,” said Wall.

The government email also says if the Saskatchewan Party is re-elected April 4, it will amend the existing legislation to apply to summary financials. It would also change one-year deficits for unforeseen extraordinary events to two years.

The Voice 5 : Gabriella a déjà joué avec Sophie Tapie (vidéo)

Quand deux talents de The Voice se rencontrent. Lors de la première soirée d'auditions à l'aveugle, Gabriella a fait sensation sur une reprise de Coldplay avant d'enchaîner sur un tube de Mika, le coach qu'elle a choisi. La magnifique jeune femme est loin d'en être à son premier coup d'essai dans la chanson. Celle qui a déjà tenté sa chance dans la Star Academie en 2011 sans pour autant réussir en sortir grande gagnante, a déjà fait de la scène. La canadienne est montée sur scène le 29 avril 2015 au Billy Bob’s Saloon en région parisienne pour interpréter J'envoie en l'air de Sophie Tapie, issu de son album Sauvage. Les deux jeunes femmes partageaient un moment de bonheur et Gabriella avait déjà fait état de son talent en tant que violoniste.

A titre de rappel, Sophie Tapie avait elle aussi participé à The Voice 2 en 2013 et avait intégré l'équipe de Jenifer. Deux ans après son passage à la télévision, elle publiait son premier single, Des milliards de petits corps, premier extrait de son album Sauvage, en expliquant les circonstances de la sortie de ce disque. “Tout l'album a été écrit à partir de petites histoires, il a mis du temps à voir le jour, presque deux ans. Pendant une soirée, on était plusieurs chez moi, et on s'amusait à trouver des adjectifs à chacun (…) Et quelqu'un a mis le mot sauvage pour moi (…) Et c'est resté”.

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Artus - La France peut-elle échapper à l'austérité ?
En Espagne, au Portugal et en Irlande, les politiques d'austérité commencent à porter leurs fruits. De quoi relancer le débat en France.

Depuis la crise de 2008-2009, l'Espagne, le Portugal, l'Irlande, la Grèce ont mis en place des politiques d'austérité. Le résultat économique a été positif en Espagne, au Portugal et en Irlande, négatif en Grèce. Les coûts transitoires liés à cette politique sont considérables. En Espagne et en Grèce, l'austérité a conduit à l'apparition de partis politiques de gauche radicale. La France pourra-t-elle échapper à des politiques d'austérité semblables à celles menées dans ces pays (baisse des salaires, baisse des dépenses publiques), ce qui aurait probablement comme effet de renforcer encore les partis politiques qui les rejettent ?

Depuis 2008-2009, l'Espagne, le Portugal, l'Irlande, la Grèce ont mené des politiques qu'on peut appeler « d'austérité » : freinage ou recul des salaires ; réduction des déficits publics mise en place en 2008-2009 ; réduction des dépenses publiques, y compris de dépenses publiques sensibles (transferts sociaux, masse salariale des administrations publiques, investissements publics). Le total des dépenses publiques a baissé de 2 points de PIB en Espagne, 4 au Portugal, 10 en Grèce, 12 en Irlande.

Les dépenses de santé ont été réduites dans les 4 pays ; les dépenses de retraite en Irlande et en Grèce, les dépenses d'éducation au Portugal, en Irlande, en Espagne, la masse salariale du secteur public et les investissements publics dans les 4 pays. Le résultat est aujourd'hui positif en Espagne, au Portugal et en Irlande, où on observe la reprise des exportations, de l'investissement, de la croissance et de l'emploi.

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Les politiques d'austérité génèrent des coûts (…)

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