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Smaller social network tied to bigger diabetes risk


January 11, 2018

Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a recent study suggests. Loneliness has long been linked to a wide variety of physical and mental health problems, particularly among chronically ill and elderly people. With diabetes in particular, close friends and family can influence how patients eat, how much …

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UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042


January 11, 2018

LONDON: Britain plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years, Prime Minister Theresa May will announce Thursday as part of long-term plans for the environment. The government wants supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles and intends to inject new funding into plastics innovation, she will say in a speech outlining proposals. Meanwhile, changes to the tax system and charges …

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Zameen Expo 2018 Karachi aims at strengthening the real estate industry


January 11, 2018

Karachi (Press Release) – Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Transport and Mass Transit, Labour, Human Resources, Information Sindh inaugurated the 12th instalment of Zameen Expo along with CEO Zameen.com Zeeshan Ali Khan on January 6 at the Karachi Expo Center. Mr. Muffasar Atta Malik, President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) was the Special Guest on January 7th …

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Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase


January 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now. Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travelers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage. The “robot suitcase” from California-based startup Travelmate …

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Huawei wins patent lawsuit against rival Samsung in China


January 11, 2018

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung on Thursday, according to information released by a Chinese court. The court ruled in the Chinese company’s favor over two patents involving fourth generation phone technology, according to a notice released through the court’s WeChat account and video of the trial. …

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Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes ‘intelligent’ robot pet


January 11, 2018

TOKYO (AFP) – As Japan celebrates the year of the dog, electronics giant Sony on Thursday unleashed its new robot canine companion, packed with artificial intelligence and internet connectivity. The sleek ivory-white puppy-sized “aibo” robot shook its head and wagged its tail as if waking from a nap when it was taken out of a cocoon-shaped case at a “birthday …

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New ’emotional’ robots aim to read human feelings


January 11, 2018

(AFP) – The robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent’s ability, and offer advice and encouragement. “It will try to understand your mood and your playing ability and predict a bit about your next shot,” said Keith Kersten of Japan-based Omron Automation, which developed Forpheus …

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Long-term solution needed to create awareness about abuse: Mahira Khan


January 11, 2018

The artist fraternity in Pakistan came to the fore to protest against the brutal rape and murder of a seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur. Famous Pakistani actress and Mahira Khan, who is also a mother, was present along with other actors at the Karachi Press Club to speak against the issue of child abuse. Mahira Khan called upon those in power …

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Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia’s Elvis festival


January 11, 2018

SYDNEY: Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia’s annual Elvis festival on Thursday. Strains of “I Was The One” rang out along the platforms of Sydney’s Central railway terminal as jumpsuited, coiffed and guitar-wielding passengers boarded the “Elvis Express” and “Blue Suede …

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Shehzad Roy calls Kasur incident ‘heart-wrenching’, demands justice


January 11, 2018

Famous singer and social activist Shehzad Roy in a press conference on Thursday demanded that the culprits behind the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab should be given strictest punishment. Roy, who presented Geo News’ programme ‘Chal Parha’ depicting state of the government schools in Pakistan, called the incident in Kasur heart-wrenching. “To save the future Zainabs in Pakistan, better …

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