domingo, 23 de febrero de 2014

In Cuba had economic problems

"In Cuba had financial problems and wanted to give a future to my family"

Henry Vergara Negrin, who became the first Cuban to cross the dangerous Straits of Florida on a windsurfer. "I do not recommend anyone to do it," said

Vergara's story has two betas: the feat and his motives. Because behind the feat of crossing the Straits of Florida on a table remains a fact that led him to risk his life. The area went through a real cemetery "rafters" Cubans, where the presence of sharks is a minor beside its powerful winds and currents obstacle, and waves over 20 meters Why did? "In Cuba had financial problems and wanted a future for my family could not give that back," he told Infobae from Miami.

His family did not know. "I planned in secret," he recalled. Although he had an encouraging precedent: his father left the island in 1994, during the "rafters crisis." Wednesday saw him again after 20 years. Vergara was only 4 when his dad left his country. "When I met him he told me he had committed a folly. But that's it, now I'm here and I want to enjoy my life," he said.

The preparation was long. "We made it stress tests or were running several hours without food or drink water to get used to," he explained. Although already practicing windsurf, Vergara spent a year training alongside two colleagues Amando, 28, who after being missing achieved landfall and is in a hospital in the United States, and Dwarta, 23, who was rescued by and a fisherman and was repatriated to Cuba.

Dwarta, Armando and Henry, before crossing the Straits of Florida

"We estimate the current climate, and we left the three together on Tuesday at 9 am from (the town of) Jibacoa. All I had was a backpack with a bottle of water and a GPS. Nothing" recounted.

At some point the waves were so big that Vergara lost sight of his companions. "It was becoming increasingly angry, especially current and air. About 4 hours after leaving, about 100 kilometers from Florida the wind became stronger. Was afraid At that time, because I realized how difficult it was, "he confessed. "I fell several times, but was convinced to get" he added.

So far only two Cubans had crossed the Straits of Florida on a table, but both had been intercepted at sea. Vergara was the first to complete the daunting journey. At 18 hours and completely exhausted, he reached the beach at a luxurious hotel in the Florida Keys. He says he was treated "as if you were home."

Your Facebook account ("Internet was very expensive for use in Cuba" still says he lives in Santa Fe, a town in the Havana municipality of Playa. However, you can stay in the United States because it touched down on its own, as it requires the Cuban Adjustment Act and its policy known as "dry feet / wet feet."

And think about a future with his father and a brother who was born on U.S. soil. "I want to continue surfing. But it is a wish, because I have no offers yet," he esperanzó.

Would you recommend to a family member or friend to do the same?

No, because it's quite difficult.

But do you repent?

No way.

In some forums questioned what you did ...

Let me try and you'll see that I can beat my record of 9 hours

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Innocent dies when hitting guaya placed by fascists

The information was confirmed by the Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres, who explained that the incident occurred at the height of the Horizonte urbanization in the municipality Sucre.

He said that it is a supermarket worker who had just quit their jobs and headed to his residence in Petare.

It is presumed that the darkness of night and the characteristics of the steel cable made it impossible to see it.

Users of social network twitter as Arnaldo Espinoza, assured the youth was beheaded at impact guaya.

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The football this holiday: Today Riquelme returns

Riquelme returns after 91 days, but only on Sunday define where the Viceroy: beside him on the bench or as a surprise among the 11.

Juan Román Riquelme baffles traditional parameters by which journalism is often guided by one simple reason: when it is, the intuition, the information of the day, common sense and comparison with recent history of other players lose meaning. So the guy is able to play a week of tearing when doctors define it as "impossible." Or again, take more than three months in recovery, re-focus and the hope of salvation football are incredibly deposited on it. Román Because, ultimately, that is. The man who could transform the most utopian feats such as the Bombonera tangible reality.

There, in the courtyard of his house, is where will be back after 91 days. The 16 minutes against All Boys on November 24 were the last he could play and that generated a detached hamstring that "complicated even to walk." The wait is over. And despite the attempt Bianchi take it slowly and not burden of responsibility, the volcanic context that generates Boca is the exact opposite. Or in someone's head comes the possibility that in a tough match for theirs can continue outside when no one dares to catching the ball? The expectation is so high that the Viceroy even maintains the rule definition and not start him. Just decide where to put it today: next to him on the bench or at 11.

"If you suffer, suffer together," said the little hitch Bianchi that the winningest coach in history took to start his third round at the club. Hard to find a better predictor: things, so far, they went very wrong. The 10 returns to lend a hand to his footballing father. And also, to start playing for him. With little to lose should show the CD you do not need any kind of evaluation to define the renewal of his contract. He made a special season to recover, to return well and make a difference. Today, against students, will have the first opportunity.

With 20 minutes (minimum) in court Riquelme, Boca will be enough to win the game, write down .

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sábado, 15 de febrero de 2014

A rare disease keeps him drunk all day

A rare disease keeps him drunk all day Very crazy. The poor man suffers syndrome autodestilación that converts carbohydrates ingested alcohol.

This case if it's too weird and other unusual. This is Matthew Hogg, a man of 35, who distilled alcoholic for 20 years. But most surprising of all this is that the guy has not been drinking ever in your life.

So why did that happen? Well, it suffers from a strange disease Hogg called autodestilación syndrome, excess yeast in the small intestine which causes the alcohol to be absorbed into the blood. This means that every time you eat sugars or carbohydrates transforms them into alcohol.

Also, this rare disorder causes Matthew suffers almost daily the effects of drunkenness, just for having consumed sugars or carbohydrates. "I suffered pounding headaches, terrible nausea, sometimes vomiting and suffered dehydration, cold sweats, trembling hands.

It was as if the night before had gone, without having consumed any alcohol, "said Hogg portal Vice distressed and stressed that this started to happen whenever small particularly carbohydrates consumed

Unfortunately, the disease that has no cure yet, why, all I can do not to stay drunk all the time is a diet that is low in sugars.

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Gigabyte expects to sell five million motherboards in 1Q14

Gigabyte expects to sell five million motherboards in 1Q14 Gigabyte is expected to sell the first Q of 2014 five million motherboards, having the opportunity to beat Asustek Computer,

Which is expected to be around five million units, according to sources of supply chains.

Gigabyte sent over 20 million motherboards in 2013, mainly thanks to strong demand in China, which represented approximately 40% of shipments, the sources said.

However, since the industry high-end motherboard is being dominated by Asustek, Gigabyte will have to strengthen its competitiveness in the sector in order to improve profitability and we can say, are very, very well.

Gigabyte President, Alexander Ma previously said the company will focus on driving the markets mid-range and high-end in 2014 to boost its ASP product and improve gross margins. It is expected that global shipments of motherboards fall 5% yoy in 2014, but shipments of the company will remain and grow think compared to 2013.

The most affected are the smaller players like ASRock, MSI, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Biostar are expected to lose between 10 and 15% in the first quarter.

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viernes, 14 de febrero de 2014

Five weapons capable of changing future wars

Predicting that there are weapons that have a greater impact on the fighting of the future is a complex task, since both the world and the very nature of war is changing, but I tried the journal The National Interest '.

Most of the weapons 'great future' that have been submitted are still in development and the list of weapons that could change the course of war as a traditional local operations not intended to represent the enormous range of modern weaponry.

However, compiled by U.S. magazine 'The National Interest' list presents some trends in forms of combat that can affect everyone in the coming decades.

'Hypersigil' or 'Quantum Stealth'

With the use of metamaterials (artificial materials that have unusual electromagnetic properties) of natural origin, scientists have been able to design materials that distort the light waves and thus greatly reduce the thermal and visible images of a target.

The military implications of this development are obvious, such as 'invisibility cloaks', able to completely hide the soldiers fighting for both regular and special commands troops operating in enemy territory undetected.

Such capabilities reduce the risk of casualties during military operations while increase the ability to launch surgical strikes and surprise an opponent. The same technology could adversely affect civilian life, these devices falling into the hands of non-state 'actors' as guerrilla or terrorist groups.

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The Internet is unstoppable Information

Users of social networks were quick to respond. Just had difficulty obtaining information about the demonstrations on Wednesday in cities across the country, seeking alternatives on the Internet and shared with their followers.

"Here is the link to see @ NTN24 Internet," said a user through the Twitter account shortly after the sign of the Colombian television was taken from the grid of DirecTV and MovistarTV operators by the National Commission Telecommunications (Conatel) and was impossible to access their website.

Others shared links to web pages (as where you could see many online channels, including and

"The first thing to know is that the Internet is unstoppable. There are thousands of options to learn," says Roberto Correa, systems engineer.

Face difficulties

It is a true story that Venezuelan Internet is slow and expensive. It is ranked 120 in average connection speed, with 1.5 megabytes per second, behind countries like the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and Brazil alone surpasses Bolivia and Paraguay, according to a study recently published on the web by the firm Akamai.

This, despite Conatel invested over 500 million bolivars to increase browsing speed to its users last year.

To this is joined by constant attacks on social networks, Internet service crashes, and locked pages. The most recent case was the fall of the four pages of government institutions, allegedly caused by the Anonymous group of cybercriminals.

" is down, thanks to Anonymous," said the social network Twitter. So did the pages and

How do you deal with the difficulties and not fall into a news blackout over the web?

Users choose to use Google Public DNS to improve speed and Internet-these are responsible for allocating IP addresses web codes. Usually, the DNS that provide Internet service providers do not have the best speed.

Speaking of speed, another recommendation is Opera Turbo, a software for the Opera browser that allows full connection.

When Opera Turbo is enabled, webpages are compressed via Opera's servers to use less data than the originals. This means there is less data to download and you can see the pages more quickly, as explained in the digital portal.

If there are problems accessing news websites, one option is accessed through applications for mobile devices (like smartphones and tablets)

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Cristina lost nearly $ 11 million, and you criticize her!

June 6, 2012. "I have a fixed-term dollar old for quite some time and have it in the other weights, because really, is objectively more profitable to have it taken into pesos in dollars." The President's Office decided to lead by example and told on national television. "'ve Decided I'm going to put my time deposits in pesos," he said Cristina. From that time spent just over a year and a half and that decision, the head of state lost at least 11 million pesos. Which meant profitable, it was not.

In July 2012, thirty days after the announcement, Cristina Kirchner issued pesificación of $ s3.220.252 and derived the result in different weights to the National Bank time deposits. According to his latest sworn statement of assets, the President has nine time deposits in pesos 19,481,783 pesos.

The dollarization of the fixed term of the head of state, was completed on June 8, 2012, to a value according to the official exchange rate at the time, of $ 4.57 for every dollar. Thus, just over three million dollars were transformed into 14,716,551.64 pesos. The president said his transaction would be profitable, but the devaluation of its government made him lose money. If I had not pesificado their dollars in 2012 and decided to do it today, at an average of rate to $ 8, the result would be $ 25,762,016, just over $ 11,045,465 difference, 175% more than you originally obtained. If the account is the change in the free market, bad business is even worse: their dollars would be equivalent to 38,482,011.04 pesos. Almost more than $ 24 million difference with the operation that was completed in 2012.

Pesificar their dollars was a decision made after the journalist Victor Hugo Morales invited to give the suit. The President, at the time of the announcement, also urged the officials of his own cabinet and Victor Hugo give the example. In 2013, the journalist admitted he was not good business: "I will take just one example of lost money recently pesifiqué, suppose you were $ 100,000 It was more than that money But suppose they were $ 100,000 for... you can get fast mind. Three or four months later, I lost 500 thousand pesos (in proportion to the amount of example). "

It was not the only one. Former Chief of Staff and current senator Aníbal Fernández also had to bet on pesificadora wave, not even agreeing. When in 2012, shortly after the president's decision, was asked why he kept his dollars, Fernández responded that it was "stupid" because it would "lose money." But I had no choice and pesified: "I did what I had to do, nothing more than that." He also lost money, but the amount was learned. To justify its operation, Fernandez asked the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Daniel Scioli, who pesificated the $ s201.175 declaring in its latest affidavit. "Criticism is. Loco, dale, will collaborate with us, you're not going to die What you put on a fixed term and gives you much better twine that you get the dollars," said Sen. public statements referring to Scioli. The Buenos Aires boss ignored him and won.

"I'm not leaving because I'm not a witch, nor am I a bird, but I want the Argentines understand how to play with their illusions, how to poison their lives, how they fill your head, how bitter, how do you make the wrong decisions about of their own money, their own resources and that as soon as they end up paying all Argentines, "said Cristina Kirchner on Wednesday by national chain. "The dollar loses that bet," able to say in 1981 Economy Minister Lorenzo Sigaut. Decades later, the President ignored him: bet the weight. Also lost.

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People are shocked to demonic possession Missionary

A strange case shocked this city: a 15-year-old has several days behaving inexplicably and his family believed to be a victim of demonic possession. According to legend, the youngest, who remains hospitalized in the Hospital Area, makes unusual body movements, speaks with a male voice, sometimes in an unintelligible language and sometimes with aggressive language, and shows an improper force.

The story began in the early hours of Sunday when the girl, who is participating in a parade at local carnivals, at the end of the parade broke down and fainted. The doctor who treated her in the emergency diagnosis and hospital dehydration after compensate, allowed the ride home. But the problem far from over, just beginning. The episodes of abnormal behavior began to be repeated, but in a moment of lucidity Young told his mother he was the victim of a kidnapping attempt. The family made the complaint and from the station confirmed that they are investigating the case by order of the Court of Instruction No. 5 of Leandro N. Alem. The versions are many, but the family believes this is a case of possession. "Speak of angels, which are three, she want mate and an older sister, I do not know what to do," said Fabiana's mother. He said that "he came pastors and father Juan, also a missionary, who prayed, but she laughs when they make sentences and squirms, has red eyes, change facial expression and the only one who does not speak evil is to me ". Meanwhile, Fiorella (19), one of the sisters,

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Narcotúnel: 146 meters to go from Mexico to the U.S.

seized 290 kilos of marijuana and heroin

Mexican federal forces closed the longest tunnel used to smuggle drugs in Nogales, Sonora, to the namesake town in the U.S. state of Arizona. While in recent years has been repeated news these findings, in this case several details distinguish it from the rest.

The passage was used to transport marijuana and heroin into the U.S. The principal is the length of the work. It is a passage of 146 meters, a width of 60 inches and a variable height. In sectors entered a standing individual, while in other corners is reduced to one meter.

He also had several "services" that gave much comfort to those who used them. On the one hand, the security of a paneling containing possible landslides, but was also fully lit and had a ventilation system.

The investigation to this illicit tunnel was a joint undertaking of the American DEA, Border Patrol and Mexican authorities, who found the end of the passageway hidden in a house near the border. From there he communicated with another building on the U.S. side of Nogales.

The agents also seized 290 kilos of drugs, marijuana and heroin, as roamed the tunnel. The activity of drug trafficking on the border is becoming more sophisticated with the control of police forces, seeking to prevent it.

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Each time more local suspended credit cards

More and more bars and restaurants suspended credit cards for inflation

This is a growing trend in the neighborhoods of Palermo, Belgrano and downtown, in a tour by the NATION, traders explain why they failed to operate electronic payments

Inflation does not let appear new habits and traders. Now, a growing trend is the suspension of credit cards in bars and restaurants.

In a tour that made the NATION, which included areas of downtown, Palermo and Belgrano, plus many empty tables warns that credit cards are temporarily out of service. Some warn customers through posters on the door and makes others when they are consulted only when entering the place.

For example, 80% of the bars located on Calle Reconquista, epicenter at lunchtime of the Buenos Aires City, do not get credit cards and debit few. The complaints are around the cost of the fees that banks charge for the service, combined with inflation and the time of reinstatement.

"With inflation does not help me work with credit cards because the reimbursement is 28 days and the chicken in the past two weeks increased 22%. Acknowledge that, as a result of this situation, the clientele dropped me 20%" , hereby draws Nicolas Diaz, owner of bar Druid In. In the same vein in charge of City Bar, near the first states:

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jueves, 13 de febrero de 2014

After acquisition in 2012, IBM takes control of Kenexa

Kenexa, one of the leaders in service selection and retention of employees, was acquired by IBM in 2012 for $ 1.300 million. After two years of advertisements global integration of Kenexa within IBM, the transition has taken place recently.

A counter to the principles they preach the most liberal views on free markets and competition, the process of market concentration in the hands of multinational IT continues its path as in other areas where the buying and selling of companies is a matter of daily.

The dynamics of reputable computer companies, from its position as a benchmark in the industry in the last 50 years have gone from producing hardware and information technology, to service companies. While these services have to do with computers, also include activities as diverse.

In the last decade a festival sales and acquisitions service was given by the great technological. One egregious example was the case of the purchase of EDS by Hewlett-Packard in 2008 to compete against rival par excellence: IBM. Within the same trend, IBM acquired Kenexa in 2012 with the aim of venturing into the business of Human Resources in the amount of USD 1,300 million.

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