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Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat in Weight Loss StudyNew research adds heft to claims that low-carb diets can help people lose weight without compromising heart health.Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the study included 148 obese participants randomly assigned to either a low-carbohydrate diet, consuming less than 40 grams of digestible carbs a day, or a low-fat diet, consuming less than 30 percent of daily calories from fat.Both groups received dietary advice, but neither had strict calorie or exercise goals. After a year, the low-carb group lost an average of 7.7 pounds more than the low-fat group.The blood levels of certain fats that are predictors of heart disease risk also improved more in the low-carb group. While low-density lipoprotein cholesterol for both groups were about the same, the low-carb group saw a spike in so-called “good” HDL cholesterol and a decline in the ratio of bad to good cholesterol.The results challenge the perception that low-fat diets are always better for the heart, says lead author Lydia Bazzano, professor in nutrition research at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9vTb/52210436

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat in Weight Loss Study

New research adds heft to claims that low-carb diets can help people lose weight without compromising heart health.

Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the study included 148 obese participants randomly assigned to either a low-carbohydrate diet, consuming less than 40 grams of digestible carbs a day, or a low-fat diet, consuming less than 30 percent of daily calories from fat.

Both groups received dietary advice, but neither had strict calorie or exercise goals. After a year, the low-carb group lost an average of 7.7 pounds more than the low-fat group.

The blood levels of certain fats that are predictors of heart disease risk also improved more in the low-carb group. While low-density lipoprotein cholesterol for both groups were about the same, the low-carb group saw a spike in so-called “good” HDL cholesterol and a decline in the ratio of bad to good cholesterol.

The results challenge the perception that low-fat diets are always better for the heart, says lead author Lydia Bazzano, professor in nutrition research at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492 million for briberyThe court sentenced the company’s former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed the sentences for two to four years, suggesting they may never be served. The court said it granted leniency because the defendants confessed.The case, first publicized in mid-2013, highlighted the widespread use of payments to doctors and hospitals by sellers of drugs and medical equipment in a poorly funded health system that Chinese leaders have promised to improve.More big corporates being caught out… a pharmaceutical company is more concerning though than an IT company.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9vx9/52210436

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492 million for bribery

The court sentenced the company’s former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed the sentences for two to four years, suggesting they may never be served. The court said it granted leniency because the defendants confessed.

The case, first publicized in mid-2013, highlighted the widespread use of payments to doctors and hospitals by sellers of drugs and medical equipment in a poorly funded health system that Chinese leaders have promised to improve.

More big corporates being caught out… a pharmaceutical company is more concerning though than an IT company.

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Cool Cape Town AppsA round-up of the most popular and helpful applications to help you make the most of the Mother City  According to a number of tech experts, we are well on our way to living in a “post-PC era”. What this means is that more and more people are purchasing portable devices such as smartphones and tablets as opposed to personal computers.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9vr5/52210436

Cool Cape Town Apps

A round-up of the most popular and helpful applications to help you make the most of the Mother City According to a number of tech experts, we are well on our way to living in a “post-PC era”. What this means is that more and more people are purchasing portable devices such as smartphones and tablets as opposed to personal computers.

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Short Video explaining Great Britain vs UK vs Commonwealth

The video does a good job of putting this complex picture into context…

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Radio listeners: Here’s the video I mentioned on Great Britain vs UK vs Commonwealth

This is really good.  (Doesn’t he remind you of that FedEx guy from the 1980s????  http://bit.ly/1ral5pY)

THANKS for this! +travis stanford

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The most egregious corporate social media gaffesJoan Rivers’s Facebook page recently endorsed the iPhone 6, then promptly deleted ithttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9veS/52210436

The most egregious corporate social media gaffes

Joan Rivers’s Facebook page recently endorsed the iPhone 6, then promptly deleted it

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CipherShed - TrueCrypt Getting a New LifeOrganizations are loathe to walk away from TrueCrypt because it is free, it is cross platform and, perhaps most importantly, the code is available for inspection. Critically, the code is not just available, but a security audit of the code is underway. The eyeballs on the code are not just theoretical, but are also there in practice — and they are professional eyeballs at that.The first part of the code audit was completed in April - a source code assisted security assessment of the TrueCrypt bootloader and Windows kernel driver. No serious problems were found, although many issues were highlighted, including a lack of comments, use of insecure or deprecated functions and inconsistent variable types. The product is also nearly impossible to compile from the source code, which means the majority of users download pre-compiled binaries, with all the attendant security risks.A new Swiss TrueCrypt website that claims to be “the gathering place for all up-to-date information” on TrueCrypt has sprung up. The site is the home of a new project which is taking the TrueCrypt code forward and evolving it into a new application called CipherShed.CipherShed will be released under a standard open source license, although it has not yet been decided which one that should be, Doekbrijder added.What will CipherShed 1.0 be like? Will it add more features to the existing product? Doekbrijder said the new code will be faster and more secure, work with new operating systems like Windows 8, and also be backward compatible so it can open old TrueCrypt containers."But we are not thinking of adding functionality," he said. "It will be more about stripping functionality - removing old crypto modules that are not sound and so on. But when newer crypto algorithms come along, we will integrate them into the product."Gartner’s Mario de Boer thinks the CipherShed approach is a sensible one. “I welcome a fork and continuing support for this open source solution ­refactoring code, patching bugs, fixing licensing and supporting new platforms ­ for existing users,” he said. #ciphershed   #truecrypthttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9vaO/52210436

CipherShed - TrueCrypt Getting a New Life

Organizations are loathe to walk away from TrueCrypt because it is free, it is cross platform and, perhaps most importantly, the code is available for inspection. Critically, the code is not just available, but a security audit of the code is underway. The eyeballs on the code are not just theoretical, but are also there in practice — and they are professional eyeballs at that.

The first part of the code audit was completed in April - a source code assisted security assessment of the TrueCrypt bootloader and Windows kernel driver. No serious problems were found, although many issues were highlighted, including a lack of comments, use of insecure or deprecated functions and inconsistent variable types. The product is also nearly impossible to compile from the source code, which means the majority of users download pre-compiled binaries, with all the attendant security risks.

A new Swiss TrueCrypt website that claims to be “the gathering place for all up-to-date information” on TrueCrypt has sprung up. The site is the home of a new project which is taking the TrueCrypt code forward and evolving it into a new application called CipherShed.

CipherShed will be released under a standard open source license, although it has not yet been decided which one that should be, Doekbrijder added.

What will CipherShed 1.0 be like? Will it add more features to the existing product? Doekbrijder said the new code will be faster and more secure, work with new operating systems like Windows 8, and also be backward compatible so it can open old TrueCrypt containers.

"But we are not thinking of adding functionality," he said. "It will be more about stripping functionality - removing old crypto modules that are not sound and so on. But when newer crypto algorithms come along, we will integrate them into the product."

Gartner’s Mario de Boer thinks the CipherShed approach is a sensible one. “I welcome a fork and continuing support for this open source solution ­refactoring code, patching bugs, fixing licensing and supporting new platforms ­ for existing users,” he said.

#ciphershed   #truecrypt

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Traditional video vs VOD in SAThe combined revenue from OTT/streaming services and broadcasters’ video on demand (VOD) services will overtake physical home video revenue in South Africa in 2018.This is according to the South African entertainment and media outlook: 2014 – 2018, published by financial services company, PwC.The electronic home video segment is expected to double its share of the home entertainment market, accounting for approximately 27% of the market in 2013, but reaching 54% in 2018, with revenues of R910 million.The decline in the number of shops stocking physical home video is contributing to the decline in the physical home video market, PwC said.▼ Reshared Post From MyBroadband ▼Traditional video vs VOD in SA - The combined revenue from OTT/streaming services and broadcasters’ video on demand services will overtake physical home video revenue in South Africa in 2018. http://ow.ly/2NPGe1http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9v9a/52210436

Traditional video vs VOD in SA

The combined revenue from OTT/streaming services and broadcasters’ video on demand (VOD) services will overtake physical home video revenue in South Africa in 2018.

This is according to the South African entertainment and media outlook: 2014 – 2018, published by financial services company, PwC.

The electronic home video segment is expected to double its share of the home entertainment market, accounting for approximately 27% of the market in 2013, but reaching 54% in 2018, with revenues of R910 million.

The decline in the number of shops stocking physical home video is contributing to the decline in the physical home video market, PwC said.

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Traditional video vs VOD in SA - The combined revenue from OTT/streaming services and broadcasters’ video on demand services will overtake physical home video revenue in South Africa in 2018. http://ow.ly/2NPGe1

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TED Radio Hour - subscribe to free fascinating and mind broadening talksAn idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you’ve given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.You can play these talks live from any web browser or you can use any of the numerous free podcast players for iOS, Android, etc to download them and listen offline while you are travelling, gardening, etc. Many podcast players, like +Player FM will let you search for, and listen to, individual episodes without needing to subscribe to the while series. Podcasts are great for broadening your mind and can be interrupted and continued at any point (so even a long queue in a  supermarket can have time put to good use). #podcasts   #tedtalk   #educationalhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9v5f/52210436

TED Radio Hour - subscribe to free fascinating and mind broadening talks

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you’ve given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.

You can play these talks live from any web browser or you can use any of the numerous free podcast players for iOS, Android, etc to download them and listen offline while you are travelling, gardening, etc. Many podcast players, like +Player FM will let you search for, and listen to, individual episodes without needing to subscribe to the while series. Podcasts are great for broadening your mind and can be interrupted and continued at any point (so even a long queue in a  supermarket can have time put to good use).

#podcasts   #tedtalk   #educational

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‘Australia Tax’: How you’re being ripped off on everything from technology to cars to clothesAnd much the same elsewhere (probably even worse within South Africa). Some heavy items that need to be imported may make some sense but what about online music and games… and then consider that many of these items that are for sale in the USA are actually manufactured in China (next door to Australia) and then shipped to the USA…▼ Reshared Post From Lorraine van der Merwe ▼This is so frustrating when you’re buying something!!http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9v4f/52210436

‘Australia Tax’: How you’re being ripped off on everything from technology to cars to clothes

And much the same elsewhere (probably even worse within South Africa). Some heavy items that need to be imported may make some sense but what about online music and games… and then consider that many of these items that are for sale in the USA are actually manufactured in China (next door to Australia) and then shipped to the USA…

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This is so frustrating when you’re buying something!!

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The best to-do list appIt’s available on every major platform, it has an elegant design, and it has a robust feature set that’s easy to learn. Wunderlist is also free — and while a paid option will get you a handful more features, like unlimited task delegation and file uploads, Wunderlist is a powerful solution even if you never pay for it.One of the most important parts of staying organized is being able to capture a thought at any moment. Wunderlist is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and the web, and makes polished clients for Mac and Windows 8 as well. The mobile apps do a good job letting you add tasks quickly — a new iOS 8 widget shows you your tasks for the day on the Today screen. And the desktop and web clients offer a huge canvas for drilling deeper, organizing big projects, and delegating tasks to others.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9uRn/52210436

The best to-do list app

It’s available on every major platform, it has an elegant design, and it has a robust feature set that’s easy to learn. Wunderlist is also free — and while a paid option will get you a handful more features, like unlimited task delegation and file uploads, Wunderlist is a powerful solution even if you never pay for it.

One of the most important parts of staying organized is being able to capture a thought at any moment. Wunderlist is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and the web, and makes polished clients for Mac and Windows 8 as well. The mobile apps do a good job letting you add tasks quickly — a new iOS 8 widget shows you your tasks for the day on the Today screen. And the desktop and web clients offer a huge canvas for drilling deeper, organizing big projects, and delegating tasks to others.

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/9uRn/52210436