Sunday, January 9, 2011

Child abusers using global spam: Italy

Child abusers using global spam: Italy ROME: Italian police warned of a new system by which thousands of Internet users around the world have received spam emails for business offers that actually click through to child abuse material.

"The sites concerned didn't know what was going on. They were small business websites," said Elvira D'Amato, an official at the postal and communications police in Italy, which started the investigation against the spam.

The inquiry is now being coordinated by Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, based in The Hague.

Italian police said the investigation began after a grandmother shopping for her grandchildren online in 2009 clicked to a

Bacteria gobbled methane from BP spill: scientists

Bacteria gobbled methane from BP spill: scientists WASHINGTON: Bacteria ate nearly all the potentially climate-warming methane that spewed from BP's broken wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico last year, scientists reported on Thursday.

Nearly 200,000 tons of methane -- more than any other single hydrocarbon emitted in the accident -- were released from the wellhead, and nearly all of it went into the deep water of the Gulf, researcher David Valentine of the University of California-Santa Barbara said in a telephone interview.

Bacteria managed to take in the methane before it could rise from the sea bottom and be released into the atmosphere, but the process contributed to a loss of about 1 million tons of dissolved oxygen in areas southwest of the well.

That sounds like a lot of oxygen loss, but it was

Digital health tech on display at electronics show

Digital health tech on display at electronics show LAS VEGAS: Technology companies are getting healthier. And not just their bottom line.

The latest innovations on the digital health care front are on display here at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) alongside the newest smartphones, touchscreen tablet computers and 3D television sets.

For the second year, organizers staged a full-day "Digital Health Summit" featuring sessions such as "The Doctor in Your Hand: Exploring Mobile Health Options" and "Does Technology Motivate People to Stay Healthy?"

Exhibitors said digital technology can help significantly lower health costs, give people the ability to be more actively involved in their care through self-monitoring and improve doctor-patients

Women want rich husbands

Women want rich husbands LONDON: A new report suggests that gender equality may be a myth after all – it found that women today still want to 'marry up' – they want husbands who earn more than they do. 

Catherine Hakim of the London School of Economics suggests men dominate the top positions because women simply do not want careers in business. 

"Women's aspiration to marry up, if they can, to a man who is better-educated and higher-earning persists in most European countries,". 

"Women thereby continue to use marriage as an alternative or supplement to their employment careers," she added. 

"It is thus not surprising that wives generally earn

Shweta Tiwari becomes first woman to win Bigg Boss

Shweta Tiwari becomes first woman to win Bigg Boss MUMBAI: Shweta Tiwari emerged the winner of reality show Big Boss Season 4, hosted by actor Salman Khan on the channel Colors. The audience chose the television actor over the three other finalists -- actors Ashmit Patel and Dolly Bindra, and professional wrestler The Great Khali. Khali and Patel were the first and second runners up, respectively.

Speculation was rife that Patel would win the title. But television actor Tiwari became the first woman to win the reality show with a prize money of Rs 1 million announced at a grand finale in Lonavala on Saturday night. Tiwari gained popularity for her role as Prerna in Balaji soap Kasautii Zindagii Kay that used to air on Star Plus.

All three runners-up took home a bike each,

Imran Khan signs with Geo Super for World Cup 2011

Imran Khan signs with Geo Super for World Cup 2011 KARACHI: Geo Super has exclusively signed Imran Khan to participate, provide commentary, and be the brand ambassador for its Cricket World Cup presentation in Pakistan.

Imran Khan is one of the icons who ruled the international cricket for two decades and also led the Pakistani team to World Cup glory in 1992.

Khan will feature in Geo Super expert reviews, opinions and analyses leading up to and during the ICC Cricket World Cup matches due to start on February 19. The tournament is one of the most widely-viewed sporting events in the world and the number one TV event for Pakistan in terms of revenue and TV ratings.

Geo Super has the exclusive rights to broadcast all the matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 over cable and satellite networks throughout Pakistan.

Egypt wonderful to get married in: Celina Jaitley

Celina Jaitley is ready to take the plunge with her Dubai-based beau Peter Haag. And she says she would love to get married in picturesque Egypt whenever she decides to tie the knot.
So the Celina-Peter wedding is being planned for the year-end in Egypt, for which she is a tourism ambassador. “They want to play host to my wedding. You know Naomi Campbell got married in Egypt. It’d be a wonderful wedding in that beautiful country,” Celina said.
But she is in no hurry.
“I want to give it a year. Right now, I’ve so many

Teamwork the key to Pakistan success

Pakistan Test Captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that the success against Black Caps in the first test was a result of teamwork.
While talking to media after outplayed New Zealand by 10 wickets, Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that player gave their best performance in the match.
“We wanted to keep them under pressure and I think the bowlers did a superb job,” he said.
He stated that players were played the match as a unit, adding that Asad Shafique played a massive role in victory over Kiwis.
Mishah said this was a big win for us to

PPP set to appoint Latif Khosa as Governor Punjab

Advisor to the president says Latif Khosa is likely to be appointed governor of Punjab.
KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator and Former Attorney General Latif Khosa is likely to be appointed as the new governor of Punjab.