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Day: January 7, 2017

The Size Of This Body Part Is Linked To Your Death
ENGLISH, Life Style

The Size Of This Body Part Is Linked To Your Death

    What does the size of your arm say about you, other than how much you can bench? Maybe whether you will survive heart disease. A study in the American Journal of Cardiology looked at the upper arms of almost 600 older adults with cardiovascular disease and found a link between their circumferences the distances around them and survival rates. The researchers took measurements of the mid-upper arm and calf circumferences, two numbers which are used to help determine muscle mass, and studied the patients’ muscle function through their gait speed and grip strength. During a period of follow-up averaging about a year and a half, 72 of the adults, who were all at least 65 years old, had died, but those with higher circumferences had better outcomes. Although the raw data sugges...
Bluefin tuna goes for $632,000 in 1st Tsukiji auction
Asia, ENGLISH

Bluefin tuna goes for $632,000 in 1st Tsukiji auction

    Kiyoshi Kimura, center, president of Kiyomura Co., poses with the bluefin tuna he made a winning bid at the annual New Year auction, at his Sushi Zanmai restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, early Thursday, 5 Jan. A Japanese sushi chain boss bid a winning 74.2 million yen ($632,000) Thursday for a 212 kilogram (466 pound) bluefin tuna in what may be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo. The winning bid Thursday for the prized but imperiled species was the second highest ever after a record 155.4 million yen bid in 2013 at the annual New Year auction. This year's price was $2,981 per kilogram, compared with about $7,930 per kilogram for the 2013 record-setting auction price. Kiyomura Corp. owner Kiyoshi Kimura posed, beaming, after the...
US intelligence report: Vladimir Putin worked to get Donald Trump elected
America, ENGLISH

US intelligence report: Vladimir Putin worked to get Donald Trump elected

    The report found that a multifaceted Russian campaign, going beyond the high-profile data breaches, included state-owned media and social media campaigns. Russian president Vladimir Putin interfered in the US presidential election to aid Donald Trump, according to a declassified assessment by the NSA, CIA and FBI. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary [Hillary] Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump, the agencies found in a long-awaited report that stands to hang over the head of the incoming Trump administration. The report (pdf), for weeks the subject of leaks that have incensed and vexed...
Trump’s Debts Are Widely Held on Wall Street
America, ENGLISH

Trump’s Debts Are Widely Held on Wall Street

    The debts of President-elect Donald Trump and his businesses are scattered across Wall Street banks, mutual funds and other financial institutions, broadening the tangle of interests that pose potential conflicts for the incoming president’s administration. Hundreds of millions of dollars of debt attached to Mr. Trump’s properties, some of them backed by Mr. Trump’s personal guarantee, were packaged into securities and sold to investors over the past five years, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of legal and property documents. Mr. Trump has previously disclosed that his businesses owe at least $315 million to 10 companies. According to the Journal’s analysis, Trump businesses’ debts are held by more than 150 institutions. They bought the debt after it was sliced...
Most Westerners think we’re close to World War III
ENGLISH, Europe

Most Westerners think we’re close to World War III

    World War Three is just around the corner and the planet is teetering on the brink of all-out conflict according to people in major Western nations, at least. A new poll shows the public are somewhat gloomy about the future, fearing a “worldwide conflict” is looming. With superpowers backing different sides in the bloody conflict in Syria, Isis continuing to fight in the Middle East, a spate of terrorist attacks across the globe and Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump both talking a tough game, the YouGov survey of 9,000 people across nine countries found popular opinion thinks world peace has rarely been further away. People in the US were most likely to predict a world war, while French, German and British people were also pessimistic. Some 64 per cent of Americans think the...
Prince Harry whisks girlfriend Meghan Markle away on first holiday together
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Prince Harry whisks girlfriend Meghan Markle away on first holiday together

    Prince Harry treated girlfriend Meghan Markle to a romantic trip to Norway to see the Northern Lights, it was reported. Besotted Harry , 32, flew the 35-year-old actress to the edge of the Arctic Circle for their first holiday together. The couple left London in secret on Monday after Suits star Meghan had seen in New Year with the royal, according to The Sun. Then they jetted into the remote and beautiful town of Tromso on the Norwegian fjords, where they enjoyed trips on the lake, whale-watching and spectacular sunsets in the snow. Then they watched the magnificent Aurora Borealis light up the night skies on their first holiday together. The Prince wanted to ensure his first holiday with the Suits actress was unforgettable experience Arild Heitmann The lovebirds’ cabin o...
রাশিয়ার হ্যাকিংয়ের কথা স্বীকার করলেন ট্রাম্প
America, ENGLISH

রাশিয়ার হ্যাকিংয়ের কথা স্বীকার করলেন ট্রাম্প

শীর্ষবিন্দু আন্তর্জাতিক নিউজ ডেস্ক: যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের নির্বাচনে ডেমক্রেট ন্যাশনাল কমিটি সহ বিভিন্ন টার্গেটে রাশিয়ার হ্যাকিংয়ের কথা অবশেষে স্বীকার করলেন প্রেসিডেন্ট নির্বাচিত ডনাল্ড ট্রাম্প। দেশের শীর্ষ গোয়েন্দা প্রধানদের সঙ্গে দুই ঘন্টারও বেশি সময় বৈঠকের পর তিনি এমনটা স্বীকার করলেন। শুক্রবার ওই বৈঠক অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। হ্যাকিংয়ের কথা স্বীকার করলেও তাতে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের নির্বাচনের ফলাফলের ওপর কোনো প্রভাব পড়েছে বলে মনে করেন না তিনি। গোয়েন্দা প্রধান ও আইন প্রয়োগকারী সংস্থার কর্মকর্তারা ওই বৈঠকে রাশিয়ার হ্যাকিং বিষয়ে ট্রাম্পকে ব্রিফ করেন। এরপর ট্রাম্পের পক্ষ থেকে একটি বিবৃতি দেয়া হয়। তাতে তিনি বলেছেন রাশিয়া, চীন, অন্য কোনো দেশ, বাইরের কোনো গ্রুপ ও লোক অব্যাহতভাবে আমাদের দেশের সরকারি প্রতিষ্ঠান, ব্যবসায় সংগঠন, ডেমোক্রেট ন্যাশনাল কমিটি সহ বিভিন্ন সংগঠনে সাইবার হামলা চালাচ্ছে। তবে তাতে নির্বাচনের ফলের ওপর কো...