Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Glasgow, Money.
Tags: Award, Big Brother, city, Civil Liberties, Glasgow, Grant, Nanny State, Smart City, Technology
The Technology Strategy Board has awarded Glasgow City the 24 million GBP “Future Cities Demonstrator” grant for projects that demonstrate how a city of the future might work.
This will include better services for Glaswegians; the city council will create an ‘app’ for reporting issues such as pot-holes and missing bin collections, and there will be real-time information about traffic, and ‘apps’ to check that buses and trains are on time. Plan include linking up the CCTV cameras across the city with its traffic management unit in order to identify traffic incidents faster.
It will use analytical software and security cameras to help identify and prevent crime in the city and monitor energy levels to find new ways of providing gas and electricity to poorer areas where fuel poverty is a big issue. (more…)
Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Science, Health.
Tags: ASDA, Chefs, Cooking, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jamie Oliver, Junk Food, Lorraine Pascal, Nigella Lawson, Ready meals, recipes, sainsbury's, tesco, TV food
Recipes by prominent TV chefs are less healthy than supermarket ready meals, Newcastle University researchers say.
Meals by Mr. Jamie Oliver, Ms. Lorraine Pascale, Ms. Nigella Lawson and Mr. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall were compared to those from Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
The meals in TV chefs’ cookbooks contained more calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar — but less salt.
The researchers said this was not about ‘bashing’ chefs as many campaigned to tackle obesity. (more…)
Posted by clype in Articles of Interest.
Tags: body language, dating
‘People feel weird when they meet me,’ 27-year-old Mr. Blake Eastman tells me.
He’s perched on a coffee table eating gummy bears. Sitting across from him on the couch in an expansive, hardwood-floored rental space in Chelsea New York USA getting ready to watch him teach ‘The Dating Workshop’, I admit that I feel, if not ‘weird’, a bit self-conscious; it’s hard to meet a master of body language (or, to quote Mr.Eastman, ‘non-verbal communication’) and not worry about what you’re doing with your hands, how solid your eye contact is, and whether he’s reading your mind. Hint: He sort of is.
For eight months, Mr.Eastman has been teaching singles on the dating scene to read minds, too, and to use their bodies to send clear signals. (more…)
Posted by clype in Health.
Tags: complexion, Health, Skin
Seven face-friendly foods to consider for your diet and lifestyle: (more…)
Posted by clype in Humanities.
Tags: Caravaggio, Conspiracy, intrigue, Knights of St John, Malta, poison
This is clipped from a blog by Jonathan Jones on The Guardian website, the 1st personal style is the voice of Jonathan’s and not Clipped News’s.
It seems like only yesterday that Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio, was killed by poisonous paints. That was a theory floated in 2010. The latest idea, proposed by yet another “expert” and reported in some papers this week, is that he was assassinated by the Knights of Malta. (more…)
Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Health, Humanities.
Tags: Caballo Blanco, marathon, Micah True, Tarahumara, Ultra running, ultramarathon
The mysterious thing about the disappearance last week of Micah True – better known as Caballo Blanco, the White Horse of the Sierra Madre mountains – was that, for once, we knew where he was. (more…)
Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Discovery, Health, Intolerance, Science.
Tags: brains, brainy, cleverness, creative, genius, intellect, intelligence, inventive, Language, smart, thinking
Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age. (more…)
Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Glasgow, Scotland.
Tags: appeal, convict, Crime, gaol, jail, justice, prison, robbery, Scotland, time
A man locked up for the armed robbery of a postal van is still fighting to clear his name almost 30 years after he was convicted. (more…)
Posted by clype in Humanities, Intolerance.
Tags: art, attack, burns, Gauguin, Matisse, religion
A woman with mental health problems who also attacked a 60.7 million GBP painting by Gauguin in Washington earlier this year has struck again.
This time the object of her disapproval was centred on a work by Henri Matisse. (more…)