STARTERS ORDERS Friday

first_imgHORSE RACING2.10 HaydockBuonarroti 8/1 > 9/23.35 NewmarketBeat The Bank 9/4 > 6/46.00 DundalkMy Mystique 6/1 > 3/17.15 NewcastleRock Warbler 13/2 > 7/2LIVE FOOTBALLChampionship19:45 Sky Sports Football21/10 QPR 13/10 Fulham 5/2 DRAWScottish Premiership19:45 BT Sport 111/2 Hamilton Academical 4/9 Rangers 7/2 DRAWLa Liga20:00 Sky Sports Red Button3/4 Celta Vigo 4/1 Girona 13/5 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Friday 29 Septemberlast_img read more

Millions of PCs Targeted by CryptocurrencyMining Malware

first_imgCybersecurity 3 min read Guest Writer Add to Queue Image credit: via PC Mag Register Now » Next Article This story originally appeared on PCMag The hackers behind the malware appear to have been selling the hijacked computing power on the mining platform NiceHash, according to Palo Alto Networks. Millions of PCs Targeted by Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware Malware is increasingly developing an appetite for cryptocurrency mining. One newly discovered strain has tried to infect millions of Windows machines, all in an effort to siphon their computing power and possibly sell it for mining purposes.The operation has been going on for over four months, and may have targeted around 15 million machines or more, security firm Palo Alto Networks said Wednesday.To spread the malware, the hackers have been disguising the code as EXE files made to look like file-sharing downloads with names such as “File4org,” “RapidFiles” and “Dropmefiles.” Those EXE files have then been circulated online via shortened URL links through services like Bitly and possibly Adfly. It isn’t clear where the hackers have been posting the links, but they’ve generated at least 15 million clicks, according to Palo Alto Networks.Once the malware infects, it will secretly run an open-source utility called XMRig, which mines Monero, a digital currency now worth about $310 per coin.”In this case the attackers set it to never use more than 20 percent of (CPU) resources,” said Josh Grunzweig, a malware researcher with Palo Alto Networks, in an email. As a result, most victims probably won’t notice that the mining is taking place.However, the hackers may be less interested in generating the Monero for themselves than helping others mine it. The malware’s code actually contains a reference to NiceHash, an online marketplace for people to buy and sell computing power to mine cryptocurrencies.”In our research, we’ve seen that the attackers using it as the marketplace where they ‘sell’ the hash processing power of the systems they’ve loaded XMRig on,” Grunzweig said.Palo Alto Networks doesn’t know how much Monero the hackers have mined with their malware, but it’s been targeting computers mainly in Southeast Asia, North Africa and South America.The scheme is among the latest hacking threats to capitalize on the rising value of Monero, which was worth only $13 a year ago. Last month, F5 Networks reported that hackers were using leaked NSA cyberweapons to take over Windows and Linux systems, and download malware to mine Monero.Meanwhile, other cybercriminals have been hijacking websites to run Monero mining scripts over internet browsers. Victims may notice a hit in their computer’s processing power when they load the affected websites. Fortunately, antivirus software and browser add-ons can block the activity. Reporter January 26, 2018 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. –shares Michael Kan Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

Researchers evaluate digital medicine tool to treat children with autism and cooccurring

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 3 2019Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).The results of the study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, confirmed the acceptability, feasibility, and safety of Project: EVO, which delivers sensory and motor stimuli through an action video game experience, designed by Akili Interactive, a prescription digital medicine company.As many as 50 percent of children with ASD have some ADHD symptoms, with roughly 30 percent receiving a secondary diagnosis of ADHD. However, since ADHD medications are less effective in children with both disorders than in those with only ADHD, researchers are exploring alternative treatments.Children with ASD and ADHD symptoms are also at high risk for impaired “cognitive function,” including the brain’s ability to maintain attention and focus on goals while ignoring distractions. As children reach school age and beyond, these cognitive impairments make it more difficult for them to set and achieve goals, as well as successfully navigate the demands of day-to-day life in the community.”Our study showed that children engaged with the Project: EVO treatment for the recommended amount of time, and that parents and children reported high rates of satisfaction with the treatment,” Benjamin Yerys, Ph.D., a child psychologist at CHOP’s Center for Autism Research (CAR) and first and corresponding author on the study. “Based on the promising study results, we look forward to continuing to evaluate the potential for Project: EVO as a new treatment option for children with ASD and ADHD.”Related StoriesGuidelines to help children develop healthy habits early in lifeNew therapeutic food boosts key growth-promoting gut microbes in malnourished childrenAtypical eating behaviors may indicate autismThe feasibility study was conducted by a team of researchers at CAR in collaboration with Akili. The study included 19 children aged 9-13 diagnosed with ASD and co-occurring ADHD symptoms. Participants in the study were given either the Project: EVO treatment, which is delivered via an action video game experience, or an educational activity involving pattern recognition. The primary outcome measure for efficacy was the TOVA API, an FDA-cleared objective measure of attention. Key secondary outcome measures were caregiver reports of ADHD symptoms and the ability of the child to plan and complete tasks, as well as a cognitive test battery assessing working memory.The study found that children adhered to the treatment protocol by engaging with the treatment for 95 percent or more of the recommended treatment sessions. Both parents and children reported that the treatment had value for improving a child’s ability to pay attention and served as a worthwhile approach for treatment. The study also found that after using Project: EVO, children showed a trend toward improved attention on the TOVA API score, and they showed general ADHD symptom improvement based on parent reports. Though the sample size of the study was small, the study showed that using Project: EVO was feasible and acceptable with potentially therapeutic effects. The research team is planning a larger follow-up study for continued evaluation of Project: EVO’s potential efficacy. Source:https://www.chop.edu/last_img read more

Innovative steering system meets the needs of the disabled and autonomous driving

first_img Citation: Innovative steering system meets the needs of the disabled and autonomous driving (2018, December 7) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-disabled-autonomous.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Provided by CORDIS Autonomous driving – hands on the wheel or no wheel at all Current adaptable systems that enable people with physical disabilities to drive compare poorly with conventional vehicle controls like steering wheels. An EU initiative has addressed this challenge.center_img Explore further The physically impaired may be unable to drive cars with a standard steering wheel, depending on the type of disability, and need a customised input device like a joystick. These driving solutions are based on drive-by-wire technology that consists of man-machine interfaces (MMIs) and safe electronic driving systems. With drive-by-wire technology, the steering input is transformed entirely by hardware and software without the mechanical fallback of the steering column. Also, driving is facilitated by individually adapted MMIs like joysticks and handlebars. Often, driving systems are unable to match the performance and feedback of conventional controls. Technical problems, such as time lag and interference between commands, also exist. The car doesn’t usually react exactly to the driver’s expectations, especially due to the missing active force feedback on the input device. As a result, learning to drive an adapted car is difficult and time consuming. These factors create a need for adaptable systems that can provide dependable and user-friendly driving solutions.The EU-funded project Joysteer 3.0 “developed a novel drive-by-wire system offering the best driveability, safety and reliability standards to individuals with severe physical limitations,” says project coordinator Matthias Hell. “This enables people with a wide range of disabilities, such as muscle paralysis, and arm and leg malformations, to operate a car easily and safely.”Thanks to the various individually adjustable control elements, the Joysteer 3.0 system offers more advantages than traditional vehicle steering aids. Handbrake, automatic gear changing, lights, indicators and windscreen wipers can be easily controlled with just one system and a small number of input devices.Active force feedback and adaptable steering Joysteer 3.0 is the only system with active and dynamic force feedback, providing a safe and relaxed driving experience as a result. This feature gives the driver full control of the vehicle from the start, in combination with the highest safety standards.”The most significant achievements of the project included the elimination of the limitations in the previous version of the product,” continues Hell. “Being flexible on demand is crucial to the automotive market. Functions like remote access, remote service and data gathering were key factors in improving the product.”Dual-redundancy systems for safetySafety is the cornerstone of Joysteer 3.0. There are always two independent branches ensuring a full redundancy of steering and braking. At least one of the systems guarantees the continuity of safe operation and driveability, even in the case of a technical failure.The drive-by-wire technology also serves as a basis for autonomous driving. This means there’s no steering column. Since there’s no driver anymore, the commands are given by a computer that’s responsible for the trajectories. Joysteer 3.0 transfers the GPS and sensor data to the wheels with minimum latencies and maximum dynamics. “Joysteer’s high modularity addresses this new market segment for autonomous car applications,” concludes Hell. “The ultimate aim was to provide advanced, safe and validated solutions for people with disabilities and automated driving, and Joysteer 3.0 has achieved that.” Credit: Matthias Helllast_img read more

Train carrying water from Jolarpettai arrives in parched Chennai

first_img Press Trust of India ChennaiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 14:15 IST Around 100 inlet pipes installed near the railway tracks would be used to discharge 2.5 million litres of water. (Photo: IANS)A train carrying 2.5 million litres of water arrived in Chennai, which has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past few months, officials said Friday.The train with 50 tank wagons (BTPN), carrying 50,000 litres of water in each of them from Jolarpettai in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, reached the filling station at the Integral Coach Factory in Villivakkam Friday afternoon.Around 100 inlet pipes installed near the railway tracks would be used to discharge 2.5 million litres of water in all the wagons to be sent to a treatment plant after passing through a conduit, an official of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board said.”After treatment it would be sent for distribution. This arrangement has been made for the next six months until the (advent of the) north-east monsoon,” the official told PTI.The train was supposed to reach Chennai on Thursday, but leakages in the valves led to the delay. Jolarpettai is 217 km away from the southern metropolis.All the arrangements took around 20 days of time to complete.The initiative would be formally inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Ministers later in the day, the official said.Chennai has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past few months. The southern metropolis is facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres, and the four reservoirs supplying to the city have run dry.The Tamil Nadu government had earlier requested the railways to help them ferry the water to the city.Earlier, Chief Minister K Palaniswami had announced mitigating Chennai’s water woes by getting drinking water supplied from Jolarpettai with an allocation of Rs 65 crore.ALSO READ | Water woes: Running out of time | India Today InsightALSO WATCH | Tamil Nadu remains on edge as state struggles to endure water crisisFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury Train carrying water from Jolarpettai arrives in parched ChennaiThe train with 50 tank wagons (BTPN), carrying 50,000 litres of water in each of them from Jolarpettai in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, reached the filling station at the Integral Coach Factory in Villivakkam Friday afternoon.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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