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Bolivian grandmas handball so hard to stay healthy

Team handball is a competitive Olympic sport in which two teams pass a ball using their hands and try to throw it into the other's goal. In Bolivia, however, this sport is not reserved only for athletes. Grandmothers — known in the indigenous Aymara language as "Awichas" — hit the court once a week to compete with their peers. Before each match, the grandmothers warm up while singing songs from their childhood and the match itself incorporates native Andean music. The women, some of them great-grandmothers, arrive with their tennis shoes to participate in a Bolivian program sponsored by the city of El Alto. The team handball league hopes to encourage seniors to stay healthy and remain active, which eases some of the aches and pains of aging. More than 10,000 seniors participate in the program to practice sports, play Andean music, and get free medical care, according to NBC. Additional reporting by The Associated Press Aurea Murillo, 72, prepares to make a pass during a handball match among elderly Aymara women in El Alto, Bolivia. Rosa Barco removes her sneakers after playing handball with fellow seniors. Elderly Aymara women run laps during a training session before playing handball.Aurea Murillo, 72, prepares to make a pass during a handball match. Murillo says now that her children are grown she's dedicating time to herself and that playing handball makes her feel good. A women watches elderly Aymara women warm up to play handball.Women hold on to each other...  

Frost and Sullivan automotive industry White Paper

Delhi: Frost and Sullivan’s Whitepaper titled “The Changing Face of the Automotive Industry: Transformative Technologies of Future Cars’ was brought forth at Messe Frankfurt’s ACMA Automechanika Seminar 2015 today. Frost and Sullivan is an Associate Partner to Messe Frankfurt’s ACMA Automechanika 2015. The automotive industry whitepaper intends to track tech changes from a global perspective in regards to Powertrains, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Transmission, Mobility, Electric Vehicles, and more. the focus is to help Indian suppliers in long term product and expertise development. Changing Face of the Automotive Industry: Transformative Technologies of Future Cars Vijay Kakade, Vice President, Automotive and Transportation Practice, Frost and Sullivan says radical shift technology adoption is foreseen in Indian automotive industry. The market here will mirror developed markets over the next decade. The future sees active safety tech, automatic transmission adaption in a big way, and increased hyrbrid and electric vehicles specific to Indian driving conditions. Frost and Sullivan whitepaper covers Car Safety, Transmission Technologies, Powertrain, Electric Vehicles, and Mobility. Upward of 1.2 million people die each year globally on roads. About 20 and 50 million suffer non-fatal injuries. In more developed and high income regions like Europe and North America, road accidents have been dealt with seriously through concerte...  

Ericsson asks ITC to block iPhones from US market in patent negotiating tactic

Ericsson, an early pioneer in cellphone technology, has upped the ante in a patent dispute with Apple by asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block the import of iPhones into the country. Ericsson owns patents to a number of fundamental technologies used in all cellphones, including LTE, and Apple had been paying royalties for these up until mid-January when the license fell due for renewal, reports Bloomberg …  Apple had been paying royalties to Stockholm-based Ericsson before a license expired in mid-January. When talks over renewal failed, the companies sued each other, seeking court rulings on whether Ericsson’s royalty demands on fundamental technology were fair and reasonable. The royalty payment is on a per-phone basis, with Re/code reporting that the total sum Ericsson wanted would range from $250-750M per year. Apple took Ericsson to court, arguing that the company is not infringing the patents and that the royalty should be based on the relevant component rather than a percentage of the handset cost. Ericsson countersued, asking a court to decide the appropriate royalty. It total, seven lawsuits have also been filed as part of the dispute, two of which are likely to be put on hold until the outcome of the ITC complaint. The ITC did previously apply a limited ban to the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and 3G iPads over a patent claim by Samsung, but this was overturned by President Obama. Sams...  

European Markets Mixed on Germany's Vote Over Greece's Future

LONDON (TheDeal) -- European markets started the day in a hesitant mood on Friday, ahead of a German parliamentary vote on whether to accept a four month extension to the eurozone's Greek bailout. The vote went the government's way and approved the extension, but the uncertainty still weighed on the markets. There was also some good news from the eurozone. French consumer spending was up 2.6% in January, compared with the same month in 2014. This could be a sign that despite the much-feared negative inflation rates that have dogged the regional economy, falling oil prices may at last be encouraging consumers to spend their money on other goods. Meanwhile, Italian inflation actually moved back into positive territory in February -- though only just, at 0.1% -- and some big German states have also recorded positive rates. London's FTSE100 was down 0.21% at 6,935.41, while in Paris the CAC 40 was off 0.06% at 4,907.57. In Frankfurt the DAX was down 0.09% at 11,316.44. In Greece, the Athens General Index was off 3.54% at 872.58. In London, Anglo-Spanish airline operator International Consolidated Airlines (ICAGY) was cruising almost 4% higher at 581.5 pence. The owner of British Airways and Spanish airline Iberia said full-year passenger revenues were up 9.6% at €17.8 billion ($19.9 billion), and operating profits were up 95% at €1 billion. Total fuel costs were up 0.6%, despite the falling price per liter, but only because capacity growth was up 9.3%. IAG CEO Willie Walsh ...  

EMERGING MARKETS-Turkey under pressure but stocks head for weekly gains

LONDON Feb 27 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks dipped on Friday but were heading for their third weekly gain in the last four as investors positioned for an extended era of cheap money ahead of the European Central Bank's looming bond-buying scheme. The pressure on EM currencies from the dollar's eighth straight month of gains remained, however, and was exacerbated for a handful of individual countries by political uncertainty.Turkey lira was hovering near record lows as investors worried whether the country's Central Bank Governor, Erdem Basci, would continue in his post after President Tayyip Erdogan's blistering criticism of the bank.Following reports that Basci had not attended a meeting at the central bank, market attention was focused on whether Erdogan would stoke or seek to cool tensions when he speaks at a lunch he is hosting for provincial governors at the presidential palace at 1130 GMT."There a bit of market pressure on Turkey," said Aberdeen Asset Management portfolio manager Viktor Szabo. "All things (reports on central bank pressure) make you a little uncomfortable."The lira stood at 2.5100 against the dollar at 1020 GMT as skidded back towards the all-time low of 2.5155 it hit two weeks ago.Istanbul's main share index was also down 0.5 percent while a sell-off of the government's bonds saw benchmark 10 year yields climb to 8.37 percent from a spot close of 8.21 percent on Thursday.As world stocks took a breather on Friday having hit all time highs in the pre...  

Manchester United

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie was injured in the closing stages of the defeat at Swansea Match Stats Manchester United's Robin van Persie misses out with an ankle injury, but fellow forward James Wilson has recovered from a dead leg. Midfielder Michael Carrick is back in training after a calf problem but lacks match fitness. Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing ankle surgery. Billy Jones and Jack Rodwell remain out with ankle and groin problems but both could return against Hull on Tuesday. With the race for a top-four place so tight, Manchester United will be desperate to get back to winning ways after last week's defeat at Swansea. United are currently fourth but only four points separate third from seventh in the table with Arsenal, Southampton, Liverpool and Tottenham also all in contention for the final two Champions League spots. With matches still to come against everyone in the top seven, apart from Southampton, United's fate is very much in their own hands - but victories in those key games will count for little if too many points are dropped in matches like this one. Lawro's prediction "Louis van Gaal brought an aura with him when he took charge of Manchester United but, at the moment, there isn't one. He...  

The Science Cafe is your chance to talk life, the universe and everything over ...

0086211_2.JPG Jackson Science Cafe is making a return, talking about astrophysics, life, the universe and everything. (File Photo) JACKSON, MI -- In case you were wondering what the answer to life, the universe and everything is, it's 42. However, if you want that answer clarified a bit more, Jackson Science Café has you covered.  Nicolle Zellner, a physics professor at Albion College, will be the first guest lecturer for the rebooted Jackson Science Cafe. She will discuss astrophysics, the story of evolution and the future of life and the universe. "These are things you'd usually Google," said Kristie Morris, director for the math and science center for the Jackson County Intermediate School District. "Science cafes are all around the world. They are for people who want to know different science topics." The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2 at Grand River Brewery, 117 W. Louis Glick Hwy. Participants will listen to the lecture, then have time to ask questions.  "It's a family friendly event," Morris said. "It's a dynamic, two-way interaction between scientists and the public. It's good for life-long learners."  The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 2, but hit a bump when Hugo's Bar and Grill, the original host location, had a fire in early January.  Morris said Grand River Brewery has offered its space free of charge for the night of learning.  "People really liked Science Café when it was here," s...  

European Markets In Negative Territory Ahead Of Data

The European markets fell on Friday, as investors remained cautious amid a deluge of financial news from the region, ahead of some key data from the U.S. On the data front, at 8 am ET, German statistical office Destatis will release its preliminary consumer prices report. Consumer prices are expected to fall 0.3 percent annually in February after the 0.4 percent drop in January. The harmonized measure of consumer prices is expected to fall at the stable rate of 0.5 percent in February.German lawmakers are expected to approve a four-month extension of Greece's bailout in a parliament vote later today despite irritation among some lawmakers over recent comments by Greek officials. Parliaments in several other European countries must also accept the aid proposals before the current bailout program expires Saturday.The second reading on the U.S. fourth-quarter gross domestic product growth will be published later today after preliminary estimates released in January showed America's growth lost momentum at the end of 2014. Investors also look to a slew of reports on consumer sentiment, pending home sales and Chicago-area business activity for further clues on the outlook for Fed policy. The Euro Stoxx 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was losing 0.22 percent, while the Stoxx Europe 50 index, which includes some major U.K. companies, was falling 0.33 percent. The German DAX, the French CAC 40 and the FTSE 100 index of the U.K. were modestly lower, while Switzerland's SMI decli...  

From the Archive: Russian Penis Doctor Restores Man's 'Member'

PixabayThe coffinmaker sawed off his penis with a circular saw. This article was taken from the Moscow Times archive and was first published on March 13, 2001. The coffinmaker was hard at work when the accident happened. His circular saw suddenly got caught up in his trousers, and the man and the five bits of himself he'd just cut off were soon speeding their way to the hospital to be stitched back together again. Luckily for the coffinmaker, he was taken to hospital No. 50 and the specialized department, Muzhskaya Skoraya Pomoshch, or Emergency Care for Men, headed by urologist Professor Pyotr Shcheplev. For what was chopped up was no ordinary limb. Emergency Care for Men caters exclusively to accidents to the male sexual organ. Its doctors made the coffinmaker, whose penis was cut into six pieces by the saw, whole again and fully functioning. The service received recognition by its nomination for the $10,000 Prizvaniye prize for medicine, a new prize set up by show business stars. The winner among the seven nominees is to be announced in June. The idea for the center, which began operating a year and a half ago, grew out of Shcheplev's experience as a urologist and his interest in furthering the little known...  

Opportunities and Challenges In China's Fragmented Android Market

In China, where the Google Play app store and other key Google services like search and maps are blocked, the experience of using an Android phone can be very different from the rest of the world. Last week, Jiang Xiangxin downloaded a movie-review app called Douban from an Android app store run by Chinese handset maker Huawei Technologies. The app store came preloaded on his Huawei Honor 3 smartphone. The 28-year-old civil servant in the northern city of Tianjin says he has also installed another app store run by search provider Baidu. “I use two app stores because each one has its own merits,” Jiang said. Outside China, Android phone users typically download their apps from Google Play, allowing Google to take a cut from app makers’ sales. (There are some exceptions, such as Amazon.com’s Fire Phone, which uses a customized version of Android that doesn’t have Google Play or other Google services.) The absence of Google services in China has created a highly fragmented market where Chinese handset makers and Internet makers are competing over the core mobile software as well as app distribution, hoping to earn additional revenue. Next week, Tencent, a giant in online games and social networks, will start a trial service for Tencent OS. For app developers, China is a huge but tricky market. Shanghai-based mobile game company MYBO distributes its game apps in China through three Android app stores run by security software maker Qihoo 360 Tec...  


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