Wednesday, May 25

Day: May 9, 2016

Why Your Heart Occasionally Skips a Beat
ENGLISH, Life Style

Why Your Heart Occasionally Skips a Beat

    Every so often, you might feel like your heart skips a beat. It’s called a palpitation, and the beat that follows can feel intense: Think a sharp pain, a quick pressure, or a racing sensation, says Michael Fenster, M.D., an affiliate faculty member at the University of Montana. For most men, it’s completely normal. But that weird feeling may stop you in your tracks, and if it persists, it may signal something serious. So for this American Heart Month, give the health of your heart the attention it deserves. Here’s everything you need to know about palpitations. What Causes a Heart Palpitation It might sound weird, but heart palpitations usually aren’t sparked by a heart problem. In fact, of people who actually went to the emergency room because of their palpitations, only ...
Saudi Aramco plans London listing but doubts grow on $2.5 trillion claim
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi Aramco plans London listing but doubts grow on $2.5 trillion claim

    Saudi Arabia is planning a three-way foreign listing in London, Hong Kong, and New York for the record-smashing privatisation of its $2.5 trillion oil giant Aramco, anchored on a triad of interlocking ties with three foreign energy companies. The Saudi authorities hope to entice ExxonMobil, China’s Sinopec, and potentially BP, into taking strategic stakes, offering them long-term access to upstream operations in return for cutting-edge technology or refinery deals, according to sources close to Saudi thinking. The moves come amid a profound shake-up of the kingdom’s energy strategy, with the dismissal of veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi over the weekend. Aramco chief Khalid al-Falih will take over, though there may not be immediate changes to Opec policy. The Aramco sale ...
Muslim girl sent home by school in France over long skirt
ENGLISH, Europe

Muslim girl sent home by school in France over long skirt

    The headteacher of the school in Montereau-Fault-Yonne told the 16-year-old that the length of her skirt meant that it was an “ostentatious religious symbol” – something forbidden in state schools in France since 2004. A meeting will be held at the school with the pupil’s parents to try to resolve the dispute, following a rash of similar incidents in other French schools last year. Long skirts if worn as a fashion statement are allowed in French schools. Long skirts worn as sign of allegiance to Islam or any other religion – may fall foul of the 2004 law which enforces the principle that state schools are secular. The council of state, the final arbiter of the meaning of French laws, has been asked to rule on the “long skirt” issue but has not yet done so. The girl has bee...
Brexit would put peace at risk and hamper fight against terror: PM warns
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit would put peace at risk and hamper fight against terror: PM warns

    Quitting the European Union would put peace and stability at risk and hamper the fight against terror, David Cameron has warned, as he made the "patriotic case" for a Remain vote. The Prime Minister also insisted there is "safety in numbers" as he argued that staying in the 28-member bloc was crucial in the fight against Islamic State (IS). Leave campaigners have had years to work out what would happen after a Brexit, but have failed to do so, he said. In a speech at the British Museum, he warned that quitting was a reckless and irresponsible economic risk. But Mr Cameron turned his focus on the impact that quitting would have on Britain's safety and international standing. The UK must be strong in Europe if it wants to be strong in the world, the Prime Minister insisted, ...
SWIFT technicians left Bangladesh Bank vulnerable to hackers
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

SWIFT technicians left Bangladesh Bank vulnerable to hackers

    Bangladesh's central bank became more vulnerable to hackers when technicians from SWIFT, the global financial network, connected a new bank transaction system to SWIFT messaging three months before a $81 million cyber heist, Bangladeshi police and a bank official alleged. The technicians introduced the vulnerabilities when they connected SWIFT to Bangladesh's first real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system, said Mohammad Shah Alam, the head of the criminal investigation department of the Bangladesh police who is leading the probe into one of the biggest cyber-heists in the world. "We found a lot of loopholes," Alam said in an interview in Dhaka. "The changes caused much more risk for Bangladesh Bank." He and a senior central bank official said the SWIFT employees made misst...