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Ski Safety Tips for Beginners

http://latest.blac khawk-mines.com/20 13/05/08/ski-safet y-tips-for-beginne rs/ One of the most popular and maybe the most needed safety gear is helmet but one of the best skiing safety tips is really a matter of personal choice – to wear, or not to wear. Although it isn’t really mandated, it is encouraged to use helmet. Unquestionably skiers should be just as cautious if you think about those who usually wear protective headgear, namely football and baseball players, construction workers, horseback riders, rock climbers, bicyclers, auto racers, and motorcycle riders. The most important safety gear for skiers is helmet and as well as the following. You will definitely enjoy it more and will have much more fun on the slopes if you’re in good shape. Exercise in advance and work your way up to skiing by exercising constantly year-round. http://blackhawk-m ines.com/  (May 26, 2013 | post #1)

Seattle, WA

Springhill Group Home: Top 10 Fraud Schemes

I am so so thankful that I came across this, I mean this is great! Sure is helpful and what a great way to spend my free time at least I have learned something, and I did something worthwhile. I shared it to my relatives hoping it could come handy for them, they might need the information someday.  (Mar 11, 2013 | post #3)

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6 Dos & Don'ts for Better Content Marketing

This strategy may bring some measure of success to business owners with lists consisting of hundreds of thousands of contacts, but not for the average entrepreneur. According to Yaron Galai, the CEO of Outbrain, a content-discovery platform that places their clients' articles, mobile, and video content on high-profile publisher sites, you need to get creative about how you market your content. 1. Don't Skimp on Design 2. Don't Go for the Hard Sell 3. Do Make It Multimedia 4. Don't Leave Dead Ends 5. Do Run Both Earned & Owned Media 6. Do Make Sharing Easy  (Oct 23, 2012 | post #1)

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Black Hawk Adventures : Olympic-quality sports gear for all

In the wake of the Olympics fever, people across the world had a glimpse of sophisticated and high-end sports gear used by athletes in their games. Not surprisingly, they are using top-of-the-line gears and equipment to help them perform at their best. And thanks to such an elite market, the advanced and highly-improved gears are made available to the public as consumer products. The technology used to develop gears in professional sports are now adopted by legit manufacturers in improved sports gear for amateurs, minus the fraud alert. Sleek bicycles in word-class events are mainly from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic known for its durability, strength and lightness. This particular material is now available in high-performance bicycles — from rims, seat posts, handlebars, stems and cranks. As for helmets, they are also becoming more advanced in terms of design and composition. Originally, helmets are made from leather, effective in protecting it from abrasions. Today, helmets being used in competitions are sometimes with built-in goggles and a wraparound design so that cyclists will have more convenience while having the optimum protection. Likewise, consumer helmets for skateboarding, football and skiing are created with hard aerodynamic plastic shells that are highly resistant to puncture and have shock-absorbers. Separate visors or ultra-lightweight goggles made from polycarbonate plastic (like bulletproof glass) are also popular. Bodysuits worn by track and field players of the US has now become part of a popular trend in recycled-materials -turned-fabric. Looks like many of our athletes and outdoor lovers are highly concerned about the impact they are making on the environment; good thing sports equipment firms have quickly responded to the market. Olympians this year have donned uniforms that are reportedly made from recycled plastics — think old plastic bottles spun into fabric and fibers that combine superb quality with sustainability. Fortunately for you, this green innovation is already available for the public.  (Oct 17, 2012 | post #1)

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Teenage Hacker Scores $60,000 From Google

A teenage hacker who goes by the name of “Pinkie Pie” will receive $60,000 in prize money from Google, by producing the first Chrome vulnerability at the Hack in the Box conference on Wednesday. The exploit was discovered and successfully launched just ahead of the deadline for completion, according to early reports from the event. Before awarding the cash prize, Google had to first verify and confirm the vulnerability – which it just now did, the company tells us via email. More details have also been posted to the Google Chrome blog. According to the blog post, the hack involves the following exploit: [$60,000][154983][ 154987] Critical CVE-2011-2358: SVG use-after-free and IPC arbitrary file write. Credit to Pinkie Pie. Google has set aside $2 million in prize money for hackers who find security vulnerabilities in its Chrome web browser, with $60,000 being reserved for those who find “full Chrome exploits.” $50,000 which is offered for partial exploits, and $40,000 for non-Chrome exploits – that is, other bugs found in Flash, Windows, or a driver that are not necessarily specific to Chrome, but could cause issues for users. Google said in February that it would awards those latter prizes because it also served the company’s overall mission of “making the entire web safer.” (The prize amounts have since changed.) Incomplete exploits may also be rewarded, based on judges’ decisions. This is the second time “Pinkie Pie” has earned the top prize. In March, the hacker also earned $60,000 in the first “Pwnium competition” (as the event is called) by stringing together six vulnerabilities in order to break out of Chrome’s sandbox. According to a report from Infoworld, the hacker was not attending the Hack in the Box event this week, but had a colleague submit his latest entry for him. In case you’re curious, the hacker is only identified by his handle “Pinkie Pie” because his employer doesn’t authorize his activity, noted Wired in March. (And yes, “Pinkie Pie” refers to the My Little Pony TV show, which has quite the following on Reddit). Google has been offering cash rewards for those discovering security vulnerabilities and other bugs for some time. In March 2010, for example, the company began offering bounties for bugs found in the open-source browser Chromium (Chrome’s code base), which started at $500 and went up to $1,337 (yep, “leet” in hacker lingo).  (Oct 12, 2012 | post #1)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

AP Chief Medical Writer New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic. A huge, decades-long study involving more than 33,000 Americans has yielded the first clear proof that drinking sugary beverages interacts with genes that affect weight, amplifying a person's risk of obesity beyond what it would be from heredity alone. This means that such drinks are especially harmful to people with genes that predispose them to weight gain. And most of us have at least some of these genes. In addition, two other major experiments have found that giving children and teens calorie-free alternatives to the sugary drinks they usually consume leads to less weight gain. Collectively, the results strongly suggest that sugary drinks cause people to pack on the pounds, independent of other unhealthy behavior such as overeating and getting too little exercise, scientists say. That adds weight to the push for taxes, portion limits like the one just adopted in New York City, and other policies to curb consumption of soda, juice drinks and sports beverages sweetened with sugar. Soda lovers do get some good news: Sugar-free drinks did not raise the risk of obesity in these studies. "You may be able to fool the taste" and satisfy a sweet tooth without paying a price in weight, said an obesity researcher with no role in the studies, Rudy Leibel of Columbia University. The studies were being presented Friday at an obesity conference in San Antonio and were published online by the New England Journal of Medicine. The gene research in particular fills a major gap in what we know about obesity. It was a huge undertaking, involving three long-running studies that separately and collectively reached the same conclusions. It shows how behavior combines with heredity to affect how fat we become. Having many of these genes does not guarantee people will become obese, but if they drink a lot of sugary beverages, "they fulfill that fate," said an expert with no role in the research, Jules Hirsch of Rockefeller University in New York. "The sweet drinking and the fatness are going together, and it's more evident in the genetic predisposition people." Sugary drinks are the single biggest source of calories in the American diet, and they are increasingly blamed for the fact that a third of U.S. children and teens and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. Consumption of sugary drinks and obesity rates have risen in tandem - both have more than doubled since the 1970s in the U.S. But that doesn't prove that these drinks cause obesity. Genes, inactivity and eating fatty foods or just too much food also play a role. Also, diet research on children is especially tough because kids are growing and naturally gaining weight. Until now, high-quality experiments have not conclusively shown that reducing sugary beverages would lower weight or body fat, said David Allison, a biostatistician who has done beverage research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, some of it with industry support. He said the new studies on children changed his mind and convinced him that limiting sweet drinks can make a difference.  (Oct 2, 2012 | post #1)