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Friday, 25 January 2013

Hong Kong now takes Internet speed title.

Hong Kong was found to have the highest average peak link speed of just more than 54 megabits per second through the third quarter of 2012, in line with analysis by Akamai Engineering.

It's the first period speeds have shot prior 50 Mbps and, when the global trend continues, it's just gonna get faster. While there is a slight drop in pace in the quarter, over the 12 months average peak speeds surged 36%.
From the peak speed stakes, Hong Kong is accompanied by South Korea (48. 8 Mbps), Asia (42. 2 Mbps), Latvia (37. 5 Mbps) as well as Romania (37. 4 Mbps).

The us straggled in in fourteenth place with 29. 6 Mbps. U. S. state while using fastest connection is still Delaware which has a swift 10. 9 Mbps, even though the District of Columbia is actually catching up.

For the actual fastest average connection rates of speed in Europe, head over to Switzerland (8. 7 Mbps), which just beats the netherlands (8. 5 Mbps) for you to second, while the Czech Republic (7. 7 Mbps) is in third.
The place Not to ever be for speedy downloads available is China. Despite a 21% hop in connection speed through the quarter, the country's average peak connection reached merely 7. 1 Mbps. So that it is the slowest in Asia and gives it a lowly global rank of 123.

For consistency, South Korea was the best place to log on, boasting the best average connection speed involving 14. 2 Mbps. Asia came second at 10. 7 Mbps and Hong Kong third which has a surprisingly sluggish 8. 9 Mbps.

Their state of the Internet Report also revealed the superior sources of Internet problems, as well as the most prevalent targets.
Once again, China was found to get the single largest way to obtain attack traffic -- 33% -- through the quarter. Attacks from the nation doubled during the time, a statistic the report identified as "somewhat surprising. "

The us and Russia came next within the top three. In many, the top 10 countries were liable for almost three quarters involving global attacks.

Akamai releases its report every 1 fourth, based on information obtained from 680 million unique IP addresses linked to its cloud platform.

Dozens injured in Cairo clashes seeing that crowds mark Egypt demonstration anniversary.

The particular streets around Cairo's Tahrir Sq . were again roiled by simply violent clashes between law enforcement and protesters Friday, as crowds gathered to help mark two years since the start of the revolution that ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

At least 29 protesters have been treated in the last 12 hours for pieces, broken bones and birdshot accidents, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled El Khatib stated.
Six police officers have also been hurt near Tahrir Square, the Ministry said.

On a street a few blocks away from the square that leads to the Interior Ministry along with government buildings, police put up a barrier of concrete floor blocks.
Undeterred, young protesters threw rocks within the barrier at officers positioned there, and police told her sporadically by firing tear gas and blaring sirens.

The numbers making their way toward Tahrir Square grew throughout the morning.

On January 25, 2011, massive crowds accumulated in Tahrir Square to help protest Mubarak's regime, leading to his eventual ouster and couple of years of upheaval.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Shakira, Gerard Pique welcome baby boy

Singer Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique want well-wishers to give gifts to UNICEF.

Milan Pique Mebarak was born at 9: 36 g. m. Tuesday in Barcelona, The nation, according to an story posted on Shakira's site. Mebarak is Shakira's seldom-used surname.

"The label Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and thoughtful in Slavic; in Old Roman, eager and mind-numbing; and in Sanskrit, unification, the announcement said.
NacIó el bebé de Shakira y simply Piqué

The 35-year-old Colombian performer first revealed her having a baby in September, canceling a scheduled weekend concert appearance at the music festival in Las vegas.

Last week, a black-and-white photo on her behalf website showed a expecting Shakira, wearing a bikini top, standing beside the her 25-year-old boyfriend, who plays for Spain's FC Barcelona.

The couple called with regard to donations to UNICEF in a "world baby shower" so they can raise money for gifts such as polio vaccines, therapeutic food and rehydration salts "for the advantage of babies everywhere. "

While their son isn't around the soccer field yet, in Tuesday, Shakira's website stated, "Just like his pops, baby Milan became a part of FC Barcelona from birth. "

Milan, the actual couple's first child, considered approximately 6 pounds, 6 ounces.

"Both mother and child are usually in excellent health, " the actual announcement said.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Gunman reported at Texas college

 Gunman reported at Texas college

From cnn comes this report--

Three people, including one gunman, were wounded in shooting between two people at Lone Star College campus in Houston, Texas, school spokesman says

Second gunman is on the loose, but not believed to be on campus, school spokesman says

School being evacuated, school spokesman say

Below are the latest updates as they come to us; full story here
[Updated at 2:43 p.m. ET] Three people one suspected shooter and two people caught in a "crossfire" were wounded in a shooting that appears to have been between two people at the Lone Star College campus in Houston, school spokesman Jed Young said.
The wounded suspect is in custody, and the second gunman is on the loose but not believed to be on campus, Young said.
Authorities believe the school is "under control, but the school is still being evacuated," Young said.
Young said he doesn't know the conditions of the wounded. He said the shooting apparently between two gunmen was reported at about 12:31 p.m. CT.
Two apparently unintended targets were shot in a "crossfire," he said.
[Updated at 2:28 p.m. ET] The FBI and ATF have sent agents to assist local authorities, according to Shauna Dunlop with FBI Houston and Franceska Perot with ATF Houston.
[Updated at 2:27 p.m. ET] A witness told CNN affiliate KPRC that she hid underneath her desk while she heard five or six gunshots at Lone Star College.
[Updated at 2:26 p.m. ET] One person has been transported to Houston Northwest Medical Center, according to spokeswoman Ashley Walton.
She would not give any further details about the patient.
[Updated at 2:14 p.m. ET] Students were filing out of what CNN affiliate KHOU reports is the library on campus.
[Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET] Video from CNN affiliate KPRC shows law enforcement personnel herding people from one part of the campus to another.
[Updated at 2:02 p.m. ET] Students at a Lone Star College campus in Houston have been asked to take shelter after reports of a gunman on campus, a school spokesman said.
More than 10,000 students are at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College, spokesman Jed Young said.

[Initial post, 1:50 p.m. ET] A shooting has been reported at a Lone Star College campus in Houston, Texas, CNN affiliates KTRK and KPRC reported.
Footage from KPRC showed a large number of law enforcement personnel on campus, and at least two people being wheeled on gurneys toward ambulances.
This story is developing. We'll post more details as we get them.

Twitter's top 10 users

Twitter's top 10 users

1. Justin Bieber -- 33.333 million

2. Lady Gaga -- 33.329 million

3. Katy Perry -- 31.4 million

4. Rihanna -- 27.9 million

5. Barack Obama -- 26.1 million

 6. Britney Spears -- 23.3 million

7. Taylor Swift -- 23.1 million

8. YouTube -- 22.2 million

9. Shakira -- 19.3 million

10. Kim Kardashian -- 17.2 million

Justin Bieber dethrones Woman Gaga on Twitter.

On Mon night, Justin Bieber surpassed man singer Lady Gaga for being the most-followed person with Twitter. As of The following thursday morning, The Biebs had a lot more than 33, 333, 000 followers, while Gaga was final in on 33, 329, 000. The two numbers continued to creep up, but it appeared Bieber was gradually improving his lead.

Neither experienced immediately acknowledged the landmark on Twitter. Gaga's latest tweet was a note to fans about the woman's concert Monday night throughout Hollywood, California, while Bieber's was a plug for a recent Teen Vogue picture shoot.

Based on their own respective rates of increase, Bieber and his millions of Beliebers were planned to overtake Gaga on Sunday afternoon, according to the Twitter Counter, but Gaga's Little Monsters organize a fight.

The coiffed Canadian crooner is Twitter's first new king since Gaga dethroned Britney Spears throughout August 2010. But Gaga still has more fans on Facebook -- practically 55 million, compared to the Bieber's 50, 666, 000. But Rihanna tops both with 65 thousand.