All it takes is the swipe of a finger. We connect with friends. We buy the latest gadgets and gear. We find out what’s happening in the world. But with that same simple swipe, we cast an increasingly expansive shadow. With each connection, we leave a digital trail that tracks our every move and milestone, our every like and dislike. And it’s not just people. Today, all major cities are networked. Urban infrastructures are monitored and controlled by complex operating systems. Welcome to Chicago In Watch_Dogs, this system is called the Central Operating System (CTOS) – and it controls almost every piece of the city’s technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents. Aiden Pearce You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you ll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Ac
The Facts Sadly, two in every 1,000 dogs develop diabetes, but the good thing about this condition is that it is treatable. However, if it is not treated, several complications will be added to the myriad of complications that diabetes can bring. If the symptoms prolong, it can lead to cataract, weakness in the joints, heart disease and possibly death eventually. The threat of diabetes is predominant among older female dogs and it is synonymous with significant weight gain over short periods. Diabetes among dogs has risen in the past 30 years, possibly due to advancement in medicine, and the precautionary measures to treat diabetic pets are the same even today and is always reiterated: proper diet, care and constant monitoring. I will explain in detail how we can extend the lives of our pets by following simple home and pet care procedures. Diagnosis & Treatment Animals also have their share of the dangerous sweetness. We have to watch our pet s diet and observe tell tail signs for di
Drivers in England will be banned from smoking in their cars if they are carrying children as passengers. The move, which will become law on 1 October, follows a similar ban in Wales and aims to protect young people under 18 from second-hand smoke. Scotland is also considering introducing a ban. Anyone found flouting the law in England could be fined £50. The British Lung Foundation welcomed the ban as a victory, but smokers group Forest said it was unenforceable. It will not apply to anyone driving alone or driving in a convertible car with the top down. The regulations were passed in the Commons after 342 MPs voted in favour of legislation while just 74 voted against. More than 430,000 children are exposed to second-hand smoke in cars each week, according to the British Lung Foundation, Passive smoke in children can increase the risk of asthma, meningitis and cot death, say public health experts. While many support a ban, some say it is an unnecessary intrusion. Important step Publ
Three members of a Muslim family shot to death Tuesday in their home near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus may have been killed over a parking dispute. The suspect, 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks, surrendered and was arrested on charges of first-degree murder. He is accused of killing Deah Barakat, 23, Barakat s wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Yusor s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19. Police responded to reports of gunshots at about 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, when they found the victims bodies. The shooting happened in a neighborhood that is mostly rental apartments where students live, and crime there is low, according to the News and Observer. That night, frantic parents waited outside Finley Finest Condominiums, where police were investigating the triple homicide, the Daily Tarheel reports. One mother broke down in tears after she inquired about her daughter and son-in-law, while a father screamed, It s been hours! Just tell me if he s alive! Why do I cry? Farris Barakat,
Dear Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Congratulations. It is a red letter day in Indian politics. Hope is back. Space for alternative politics is alive and kicking. People power has spoken and one of us has won. Delhi has spoken for India. Delhi has voted to protect democracy. Negative politics has been kicked out. All parties will be forced to come back to an agenda which is positive, transparent and accountable. Now our responsibility of giving you another chance to fulfil your unfulfilled promises is complete. It is a mission accomplished. During this arduous course, we have invested our time, energy and resources. We lost friends and made enemies. We were ridiculed for supporting you for your past mistakes . It is now your responsibility to make us proud. As you start your journey afresh, I wish to give you a 10-point cheat sheet. 1. Find ways of working with the Modi government. You should enable this. The more you reach out to your opponents, the bigger the leader you are. 2. Not every one
No other state in India has ever been through such a rapid political transformation in a span of 14 months as in Delhi. The political landscape of Delhi, dominated for decades by two national parties, saw the arrival a third political force Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the 2013 Assembly elections. AAP, the fledging political outfit, was the political outcome of the anti-corruption movement, led by Team Anna against the Congress-led UPA government, which had been hit by a series of scams. The national capital witnessed three elections in a span of 14 months; every election has thrown a different result. Not only have the election results been different in these battles of ballot, the social base or the vote base of political parties also got completely transformed. The 2015 Delhi Assembly elections have proved to be the point of historical departure in Indian politics. Whatever may be the results of Feb 7 elections, Delhi today stands critically polarized on socio-economic lines, or if we
So many things in life come with a handy owner s manual or user guide; unfortunately, the penis is not one of them. If such a guide did come standard with every penis, surely, a chapter on maintaining peak performance would be the most-read part of the book. But even without a step-by-step guide to maintenance, there are several key elements of penis upkeep that can keep the manhood running on all 4 cylinders. These 5 penis health tips are a good way to start. Safety: With the percentage of individuals who contract at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI) rising exponentially each year, men should never take the health of their love organ for granted. Health experts estimate that over 50% of the population will contract an STI in their lifetime. So it is simple: Men who are not in a monogamous relationship should wrap it up. It is also important to be tested regularly; it is possible to have no symptoms of an STI and still pass it on to a partner. Exercise: What is good for t
Looking for cheap air tickets to India? Visitors all over the world wish to see mystical India. Much has been said about the glory of Taj Mahal. However nothing comes close to the visual treat of seeing the magnificent manmade world wonder in its pristine white marble building glowing under the moonlight. Well, you may be visiting your friends and family too and the show stopper as always is cheaper airfare to India. As you browse for the best fares you are likely to see that there are many sites that offer good deals for the flights to India. However, getting the lowest fare needs some researching. Ideally one should plan a trip during a non festive season. No doubt India has many festivals but the most important among them are the Dusshera and Diwali which fall somewhere between October and November. Most westerners buy Indian flight tickets for their Christmas break which makes December a busy month too for airliners. This leaves us with the other nine months to use. Getting cheap
Why India can either have many answers or you can stick to one. It completely holds to you why you want to discover it. Some find its indian civilization interesting with its foundation laid more than 5000 year ago and some give its due to the ambiance which they receive. Today, India is perpetual mix of modern and traditions. This more or less gives it a unique USP which visitors love to explore. Since the days of yore, many travellers were impressed by India. What made them come to India lies in the engima attached. Here comprehending the FAMOUS 10 for India could be a bit difficult but then THEY make this land popular. Taj Mahal: I call Taj Mahal an epic in white. The exuberant monument was created by Shahjahan in commemoration of his beloved wife. This history still remember each phase of this era when a Mughal ruler created a masterpiece . At that time, he may not have realized that he is creating one of the SEVEN wonders of the world. Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan: If Taj Mahal
As its economy slides into recession and business opportunities in Europe and the U.S. dry up due to sanctions, Moscow has turned to Pyongyang. The Russian Chamber of Commerce set up a special Council for Cooperation with North Korea this week. The goal is to increase trade between the two to $1 billion a year double the current level by 2020. As part of the agreement, Moscow will allow North Korean firms to set up accounts in Russian banks. In exchange, it will gain access to North Korea s mineral mines. The two countries agreed to trade exclusively in rubles. Pyongyang also promised to ease up its visa process for Russian businessmen, who might be allowed to use the Internet and mobile phones while on business trips to the secretive state a luxury residents and other visitors can only dream of. In another goodwill gesture towards Pyongyang, Russia canceled $10 billion of North Korea s $11 billion Soviet era debt in mid-2014. To show the world just how chummy the two sides have becom
Looking for travel inspiration? We ve been asking fascinating people Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives. New Guinea Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Guns, Germs, and Steel, is emphatic: The most beautiful, exciting place in the world is New Guinea, with no close seconds. This is not my opinion, this is objective fact. Here s his case: Within this island, you get the whole world, from the equator to the North Pole, squeezed in. It s on the equator, but its mountains are 16,500 feet high, so there are glaciers. That means that as you go up a New Guinea mountain, you re going from tropical rainforest, into oak forest, into beach forest, into sub-alpine forest, into tundra, and then finally up to the glaciers, all within a few miles. In fact, it is the only place in the world where you can stand on a coral reef and look up at a glacier. Also, there are hund
A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature here can be cute, beautiful, funny, or enchanting, but these pictures are powerful. They are gripping and unforgettable because of the volumes they speak about the human condition – about some of the best and worst moments of contemporary human existence. Embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory Embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994 A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994 Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11. “The Falling Man.” Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11. “The Falling Man.” When a survivor of an earthquake found a treasured photo album intact in Sichuan, China When a survivor of an earthquake found a treasured photo album intact in Sichuan, China When Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor fed a 2 week-old kitten after her mothe
Beyond the reach of civilization lies a lawless island ruled by violence. This is where you find yourself stranded, caught in a bloody conflict between the island’s psychotic warlords and indigenous rebels. Struggling to survive, your only hope of escape is through the muzzle of a gun. Discover the island’s dark secrets and take the fight to the enemy; improvise and use your environment to your advantage; and outwit its cast of ruthless, deranged inhabitants. Beware the beauty and mystery of this island of insanity… Where nothing is what is seems, you’ll need more than luck to escape alive. Key Features THE ULTIMATE OPEN WORLD Create your own FPS action and adventure. Customize your weapons, your skills and your approach to each mission, whether you favor intense run-and-gun action, stealthy close-up takedowns, or long range sniping. AN ISLAND OF DANGER AND DISCOVERY Explore a diverse island playground, from mountain ranges to swampy grasslands and white sandy beaches. Discove
Create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Unlock all-new Karma Powers and unleash them on your Sims: help your Sim get lucky, bless them with instant beauty or curse them with an epic fail. But use these powers wisely, because they may have unexpected results! Design and build your Sims dream home and share your creations with others. As you guide your Sims through life you can complete challenges to unlock additional items, town upgrades, and new buildings and landmarks. For the first time ever, upload and download content from your game, including furnishings, houses, player creations, and more!
The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday curtly told the Supreme Court not to encroach into executive s domain and suggested that judiciary would do better by devising ways and means to tackle massive pendency of cases. The suggestion came from attorney general Mukul Rohatgi during the hearing of a PIL filed by eminent persons questioning the Centre s decision to appoint former defence secretary Shashikant Sharma as comptroller and auditor general (CAG), which audits government spending. Petitioners counsel Prashant Bhushan said Sharma s appointment as CAG could give rise to a conflict of interest situation as Sharma would now be auditing purchase of defence equipment, which were procured during his tenure as defence secretary. Several of the purchases, including VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland, have been mired in controversy, he claimed. A bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices A K Sikri and Arun Mishra did not accept Bhushan s plea for examining the appointment of Sharm
The captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Captain Francesco Schettino was at the helm when the ship hit rocks and sank in 2012, killing 32 people. He was accused of taking the liner too close to the shore and then abandoning ship with passengers and crew still on board. Schettino denied the charges and said he was being made a scapegoat. His lawyers had argued that it was a collective failure of the ship s crew and others should share the blame for the disaster. Schettino was not present when Judge Giovanni Puliatti read out the verdict at the court in the city of Grosseto. The 54-year-old is expected to appeal against the verdict. The 290m-long vessel was too close to shore when it struck rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio Schettino complained that he had spent the last three years in a media meat grinder Earlier, the captain had made an emotional final appeal to the judge on the last day of th
This may seem like an unlikely paean, but there are many reasons why it is good for you to get lost in an unfamiliar place every now and then. In fact, as a travel writer and frequent traveller, I would go so far as to say that it is indeed a wonderful necessity. Here is a song of praise for getting lost as you travel the many varied and beautiful places in this big wide world of ours: Losing yourself often means finding something unexpected: It is easy to collapse into a way of being that sees getting lost as always being something stressful and undesirable. But you will often find while travelling that a moment of confusion can lead you to some hidden corner of a city, some delightful restaurant or perfect architectural gem, something unexpected that turns out to be the highlight of your vacation. Getting lost can open you up to new experiences, so consider surrendering to the situation and discover what lies just around the corner. A journey off the map is a journey into self-relia
Narendra Modi, as the saying goes, should have been careful about what he wished for. Jo desh ka mood hai, he declared during the election campaign for the Delhi assembly, wahi Dilli ka mood hai. Now that Delhi has given the Aam Aadmi Party 67 out of 70 seats and 54 per cent of the popular vote, the Prime Minister must be wondering what this means for the emerging mood elsewhere in the country. To understand the scale of the defeat that Modi who was not just the face and voice of his party s campaign but its totem as well has just led his party to, consider this simple statistic: the 3 seats the BJP managed to win under his leadership this time represent a massive 95 per cent drop from the 60 assembly segments he delivered in the 2014 general election, and a 78 per cent fall from what the party s local leadership managed on its own in December 2013. In that election, Rahul Gandhi, by contrast, had at least managed 20 per cent of the Congress party s 2009 Lok Sabha tally. His MPs would
I have a younger brother. He is simultaneously the complete bane of my existence and the single most important person in my entire life. That bond is a difficult one to describe, especially to someone who is not a big sister. Being an older sister is really something that only other older sisters can truly understand. It’s being an enemy and a role model, being constantly annoyed and constantly loved, being the epitome of cool and eye-rollingly adult. It’s a life of oxymorons, and lemme tell ya, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Here are a few hallmarks of that big sister life that I know all the other big sisters out there will totally understand. Big sisters of the world unite! You know we’re the ones holding it down. You have the most intense fights ever . . . for five minutes at a time. You scream at your younger sibling and likely then cry. Words are exchanged so crass they’d make a sailor cringe. But in five minutes, it’s all over. Often, no one even apologize
For many of us taking good care of our health means being registered with a local family doctor, a caring general practitioner as well as having access to quality specialist care if required. We may pay into private health care insurance schemes or be registered through our employment so that we can avail ourselves of speedier treatment should an emergency situation occur. It s good to observe that many of us are becoming increasingly involved in the level and quality of care we receive from our healthcare professionals. We ask more questions, demand more answers, want to know what we are being prescribed, how long will we need to take it, are there any known side effects, what is the longterm prognosis, do we need this procedure, are there other options? Access to online information has added to the level of interest over the last few years, sometimes contributing valuable knowledge, other times fuelling health anxiety about symptoms and diagnosis. The good effect is that many of us
When it comes to battling Islamic State terrorists, Jordan is proving it means business. The country’s interior minister, Hussein al-Majali, said Jordan plans to “wipe them out completely,” the New York Post reported Saturday. The comments came on the heels of another round of airstrikes by the Jordanian air force that hit Islamic State targets Thursday and Friday, the Post reported. Al-Majali told the state-run al-Rai newspaper that the burning death of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh was a turning point. The country is now determined to go after Islamic State jihadists “wherever they are,” and the recent airstrikes are “the beginning of a continued process to eliminate them and wipe them out completely,” he added. Jordan has tightened security for “anyone who wants to interfere in the security of Jordan” amid concerns that the offensive may trigger terror attacks in the country, Al-Majali said.
If you re trying to lose weight, then you re more likely to restrict what you eat and how much of it you eat. This might up your food cravings, causing you to indulge in unhealthy snacking and ultimately, putting you in harm s way. We can t stress enough on how important it is to balance your meals and snacks. So instead of rummaging through your kitchen looking for food, try these 10 appetite suppressing foods that will keep you full for longer: 1. Nuts: A recent study in the international journal of obesity found that adding nuts, especially almonds to a low calorie diet boosts weight-loss. Researchers cited that almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats, provide satiety and prevent people from overeating. (Why almonds are good for you) (Why soaked almonds are better than raw almonds) 2. Oatmeal: Half a cup of oats contain 5 grams of fiber and takes longer to digest leaving you feel full for longer. Oatmeal also increases the appetite regulating hormone choleccystokinin which actuall
BJP is projected to get absolute majority in Delhi and win between 41-45 seats and AAP is likely to secure the second place, according to a survey by Research and Development Initiative (RDI). The survey states that AAP is likely to win between 21-25 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. The vote share projection has given BJP 41 per cent and AAP 36 per cent. Where as, Congress is likely to bag between 0-4 seats with a voteshare of 12 per cent, according to the survey in the last week of January. In the 2013 election, BJP had won 31 seats with a vote share of 33 per cent, while ally SAD had got one seat. AAP had bagged 28 seats with a share of 25 per cent and Congress got 8 seats with a share of 25 per cent votes. According to the survey, BJP’s Kiran Bedi is the top choice as a chief ministerial candidate with 46 per cent of people favouring her. The survey projected AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal second in the run with 40 per cent voters supporting him. Congress’ Ajay Maken managed t
With it becoming increasingly likely that it will be a neck and neck race between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party for the Delhi Assembly Elections this Saturday, here s a look at five of the key promises the two parties have made to voters ahead of the election. BJP released it s Vision Document on Tuesday, while AAP had released it s manifesto last Saturday. Delhi s Identity The BJP wants to make Delhi a world class city . Its big push is towards interconnecting all public transport in the city, accessible via a single smart card. The BJP Vision Document promises world class bus depots, as well as GPS and CCTVs on public transport vehicles. Meanwhile AAP wants a Delhi that reflects aspirations of people from all walks of life, according to their manifesto. The party has called for removal of VIP culture where elected representatives in Delhi will not have cars fitted with red beacons, be allotted expensive government bungalows, or excessive police protection. It has al
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