On video | Van Damme: 60 years of life, martial arts and excesses

The image of the Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme performing a split (lateral opening of the legs) on any surface became a great reference in action cinema and martial arts. Its elasticity allowed him to create fantastic blows such as the flying kick with 360 ° rotation or helicopter kick, in which he mixed techniques of karate and classical ballet, something that aroused the interest of fans of this type of martial choreography.

In order to achieve world recognition, he had to migrate to the United States in 1982 with the illusion of venturing into Hollywood cinema. While that was happening, he made a living as a taxi driver, pizza delivery man, carpet installer, security guard and sparring partner for Chuck Norris, another action movie great.

His first role was as an extra in the 1984 film Missing in Action (known in Colombia as Prisoner of War), thanks to a recommendation from Norris. Two years later he begins to emerge after becoming the antagonist of the film Never Back Down, Never Surrender.

His first leading role was in the film Bloody Contact (1988), a tribute to Frank Dux, the greatest exponent of martial arts in Canada and the United States.

That movie co-starred Bolo Yeung, a Chinese bodybuilder also skilled in karate-do and kung fu. Bolo was a great friend of Bruce Lee and his success in the cinema is also due to Jean Claude Vandamme, with whom he still maintains a good friendship.

Among his most remembered films are: Kickboxer, Lawless Fighting Lion, Double Impact, Universal Soldier and The Colony.

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (his first name) celebrates 60 years of life today. He knows very well what it is like to reach the top, but also due to his excesses of liquor, hallucinogens and women, he headed towards a dark alley from which it is difficult to escape. “He spent up to $ 10,000 a week on cocaine,” said Steven De Souza, director of the film version of the video game Street Fighter, which Van Damme starred in in 1994.

For others, especially people of the new generations, the image of Van Damme is only referenced in their conversations on WhatsApp and social networks as a meme, a funny character who dances in a very peculiar way in a scene from Kickboxer, while drinking in a canteen.

Beyond that, in his film career he had to defeat great rivals like Tong Po in Kickboxer, but he also found great allies such as basketball star Dennis Rodman, his fellow adventurer in The Colony.

His name is still valid as an actor, producer and director. In this last aspect, he has stood out for films such as The Quest or Full love. Another successful film in which Jean Claude Van Damme starred is The Indestructibles 2 (2012), in which he is the main villain. A constellation of stars from the action movies led by Sylvester Stallone participates in this film. They are followed by: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Liam Hemsworth.

Julio Lara, teacher, critic and public educator, pointed out that Van Dame is a reference of the great exponents of martial arts in the film industry, and although he is not at the height of Bruce Lee or Yuen Woo-Ping, he remains in the Top 10.

“The first reference I had of him was from the movie Bloody Contact, from there I began to notice that his career coincided with certain directors who suddenly sowed some kind of seed in Hollywood. A memorable film in his career is Universal Soldier, which marks the debut of German director Roland Emmerich, who later made Independence Day, Godzila, The Day After Tomorrow, among others ”.


Trujillo: Eight people intervened when cycling in Chan Chan | TRUJILLO | The industry

The Ministry of Culture, through the Decentralized Directorate of Culture of La Libertad, denounced the presence of cyclists who traveled through various unauthorized sectors of the Chan Chan Archaeological Complex.

It is a group of eight cyclists who circulated through the Huachaque (Rivero) sectors, around Huaca el Higo and Dren 13, which are part of the intangible area of ​​Chan Chan. It should be noted that these areas are not suitable for tourist visits, or for cycling.

Personnel from the functional areas of Defense of Heritage and Resident of the Chan Chan Archaeological Complex, with the support of the Tourism Police, intervened with this group of cyclists who were traveling through unauthorized areas of the archaeological site.

“Chan Chan is not a space for cycling. We have officiated the head of the Tourism Police to carry out the corresponding investigations in order to determine responsibilities, “said Jhon Juárez Urbina, director of DDC La Libertad.

The DDC de la Libertad reported that operations will continue to avoid any type of damage to assets.

It is worth mentioning that the recently approved National Culture Policy aims to guarantee cultural rights and for this purpose the protection, safeguarding and enhancement of heritage is promoted, according to the condition of the cultural asset and respecting its integrity.


SpaceX suspends 60 new Starlink Internet satellites into orbit due to bad weather

SpaceX eventually suspended due to bad weather, the launching of its next big batch of Starlink satellites into orbit for the company’s growing mega-constellation. The action could be seen live, but it was eventually reported during the broadcast that it was postponed due to bad weather.

The Hawthorne, California-based company will reschedule 60 Starlink Internet satellites on its Falcon 9 workhorse from NASA’s historic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The aerospace transport company SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, continues firm with its goals of creating, with successive launches, a constellation of satellites that provide Internet at speeds similar or higher than those of current broadband to the entire planet.

The first launches occurred in 2018, when at Cape Canaveral, United States, the Falcon 9 rocket put the first 60 satellites of the project into orbit.

The satellites orbit between 340 and 1,150 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, much closer than the satellites that currently offer this service fly at a connection speed lower than that predicted by Starlink.

And, in this context, is that Musk estimates that the Internet business can generate income for his company of about 30,000 million dollars annually, far from the 3,000 million that he currently produces with freight transport.

Also, with its launches, SpaceX officially entered the race to create its own network, along with others such as its OneWeb competitors; Telesat and Blue Origin, owned by Amazon owner Jeff Bezos.


Unusual: tourist faces prison and fine in Thailand for criticizing an online resort

If convicted, Wesley Barnes, a resident of Thailand, faces up to two years in prison.

Despite the coronavirus epidemic, which has severely affected the tourism, Thais and foreign residents continue to frequent the country’s almost empty tourist spots, including those on the island of Koh Chang, famous for its beaches and turquoise waters.

During a recent stay at the Sea View Resort, located on the island, Wesley Barnes was very disappointed by the welcome and made it known on Tripadvisor. In his comment, he states that the staff were “hostile” and acted “like they don’t want to see anyone” at the establishment.

The management of the complex lodged a complaint against him as a result of this comment, Colonel Thanapon Taemsara of the Koh Chang police told AFP.

Barnes was briefly detained and released on bail. Thai defamation law provides for a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a fine of $ 6,300.


Love over the internet. The fraudsters deprived the woman of more than a million crowns

“The injured woman reported that a year ago she met a US military surgeon who was on a mission in Afghanistan on social networks. They made contact and was supposed to come to the Czech Republic after a while. “Said police spokeswoman Iva Kormošová.

The fraudster then, under various other pretexts, such as that he was shot and needs money for treatment, that his ticket was forfeited due to an injury, and therefore needs more money for a new one, lured 730 thousand crowns from the woman.

She did not send him another million, which he allegedly needed to redeem from the arrest, and stopped communicating with him.

“Half a year later, another American soldier called her on a dating site, this time working on a mission in Syria. He again promised her a life together and lured her 700 thousand crowns from her ticket, luggage, divorce documents, etc. the matter came to be reported to the Police of the Czech Republic, “Kormošová added.

The fraudsters thus lured 1.4 million crowns from the woman. The 40-year-old woman borrowed most of her money from non-banking companies. If convicted, offenders face up to 8 years behind bars.

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New feature for the Edge Browser deactivates inactive tabs

21. September 2020 –
To reduce the memory requirements of its Edge browser, Microsoft is working on a function called Sleeping Tabs that deactivates inactive tabs.

Microsoft continues to work on improving its Edge browser and the underlying Chromium framework. This is known to demand a lot from the hardware, for example RAM. A new feature that is now in the pipeline aims to address this problem, according to “Neowin” in one Message.

The Sleeping Tabs function is intended to deactivate inactive tabs that are not currently in use. System resources are to be released again. The new feature is included in the upcoming Canary version 87.0.643.0 of the Edge browser, but must be activated manually. Users can enter “edge: // flags” in the address line and then “Enable Sleeping Tabs” in the search bar. Users of the stable version of the browser will have to wait a little longer to be able to enjoy the new function. (luc)


WhatsApp Can Be Used on 4 Devices Simultaneously

TEMPO.CO, JakartaWhatsApp reportedly developing a new feature that allows the same account to be used on four different devices at the same time.

Quoted from the WABetaInfo page which is famous for leaked WhatsApp features, Monday, September 21, 2020, the multi-device feature also allows accounts to run without a connection internet on the main phone.

This means that when using WhatsApp Desktop, or any other device, the cellphone can be turned off.

Not only that, WhatsApp reportedly also plans to bring a new interface to the desktop, which shows how old chats migrate to new devices, and the process is encrypted.

However, WABetaInfo mentions some multi-device features are still not ready. Even so, several important features are ready, such as chat synchronization, mute chat and send messages.

Furthermore, WhatsApp plans to present this feature to beta users first.

In the screenshot uploaded by WABetaInfo, the beta version shows that there is a multi-device feature equipped with a switch control for on / off.

If the switch is activated, other linked devices will be able to work without being connected to cell phone. The screenshot also shows a note that the feature is under development, “some features are still not available.”



The COVID-19 Pandemic Makes People Addicted to the Internet


JAKARTAPandemic COVID-19 turns out to have a negative impact on the habits of society, to which they become addicted to internet.

The prevalence of Indonesia’s adult population experiencing internet addiction during the period pandemic COVID-19 14.4%. Duration online also increased by 52% compared to before the pandemic. This situation deserves to be watched out for because overuse of the internet can actually exacerbate feelings of anxiety, depression, and encourage compulsive behavior, which in turn aggravates internet addiction. (Read Also: These 4 Types of Exercise Effectively Lower Cholesterol Levels)

The findings are based on study based web conducted by a number of staff from the Department of Mental Health, FKUI-RSCM and the Faculty of Psychology, Atma Jaya Catholic University. Education This involved 4,734 respondents from all provinces in Indonesia and was published in the international journal Frontiers in Psychiatry in September 2020.

One of the predictive factors that cause addictive behavior internet during a pandemic is an impetus to seek information related to the COVID-19 disease. Psychological stress that arises from fear of the COVID-19 virus infection can also underlie a person to seek recreation through activities online.

For individuals with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the household, they had a psychopathological score twice as high. Research This also suggests that internet addiction is associated with decreased sleep time and quality.

“Those with internet addiction also usually have difficulty starting to sleep. The poor quality of sleep has the potential to cause psychological problems and a decline in the immune system, ”said Dr. dr. Kristiana Siste, Sp.KJ (K).

In individuals with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the household, this situation has a higher chance of occurring. There are three questionnaires used in the study, namely the Internet Addiction Diagnostic Questionnaire (KDAI), the Symptoms Checklist 90 (SCL-90), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). The questionnaire was distributed widely online through social media by the research team from 28 April to 1 June 2020.

In addition, questionnaires were also sent to the secretaries of each state-owned company and university academics. (Read Also: Study: Wearing Glasses Reduces Exposure to COVID-19 Infection)

This study also uses a strategy respondent driven sampling, meaning that research respondents were asked to help disseminate link questionnaire to others. In general, the results of the research are expected to increase public awareness to maintain conditions psychological health they are at the time of this pandemic.



at the Chinese school of bodyguards

Military training is no longer enough: At China’s only bodyguard school, students are now trained in cybersecurity and high-end close protection for wealthy bosses.

At the Genghis Security School in Tianjin (north), near Beijing, students dressed in black suits and crisp white shirts are working on a scenario to protect a client from a threatening intruder.

“Dangeeeeeeer!” Exclaims Ji Pengfei, their trainer.

The bodyguard apprentices immediately leap: they place the person to be protected behind them and draw a pistol from their pocket.

They have two seconds, top time, to perform the movements correctly. Otherwise they are punished and have to do 50 push-ups.

The pistols used are fake because China strictly prohibits the possession of firearms. But the students are regularly taken to neighboring Laos to practice shooting.

Each budding bodyguard has to pay around 2,500 euros for his training. And each year, a thousand graduates from the Genghis school.

But its founder, Chen Yongqing, estimates that the country is still sorely lacking in professionals, compared to the number of millionaires in China – 4.4 million, according to a Credit Suisse study dating from 2019, more than in the United States. .

During their training, the students are subjected to an iron discipline: training from dawn until midnight and confiscated cell phones.

“It is only by being firm that you can forge a good sword. Otherwise, it will break in two by itself”, assures this former soldier, who claims to have a “lively temper” and to be “very demanding” .

– French presidents –

Meals are taken in silence in a large refectory where photos of former graduates are displayed. Some have protected Jack Ma, the wealthy founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, or even French presidents on an official visit.

China is already one of the safest countries in the world, thanks in part to the ubiquity of surveillance cameras, the police and the relative respect for the law by citizens.

This is why, according to Chen Yongqing, close protection must now “create added value” because the risk of physical attack is ultimately limited.

The clientele consists mainly of wealthy entrepreneurs. Some are the heads of the country’s largest real estate and technology companies.

But these bosses “don’t need you to fight,” Chen explains to his students.

According to him, the modern bodyguard must have other more subtle skills in his toolbox: thwarting the hacking of a smartphone, ensuring the security of a computer network or even preventing the risks of espionage.

“What do you do if your boss wants to quickly destroy a video file?” Chen Yongqing asks a group of students.

– “Cool” –

Students must also learn to deal with the whims of their clients.

Superstitiously, some only trust a bodyguard with the same zodiac sign as theirs, says trainer Ji Pengfei. Others only want to hire a person from the same city.

The training received at Genghis school can lead to an attractive career and salary.

Zhu Peipei, a 33-year-old ex-soldier from a rural area of ​​northern Shanxi province, believes that this is an ideal path for young people without special qualifications like him.

“And then of course, there’s also the fact that the job is cool,” he smiles.

In China, the best bodyguards can earn up to 500,000 yuan (62,000 euros) per year, significantly more than the average annual salary of an office worker.

But some dream of a change of scenery.

“I want to work in the Philippines or in Burma”, neighboring countries of China, explains to AFP a student from Wuhan (center), who requested anonymity.

“There at least I can have a gun. The work is more difficult but I can earn more.”


Samsung unveils new Galaxy F series smartphones (video)

Samsung India has published a teaser on its Twitter account, confirming the imminent release of the new Galaxy F family, the new generation of its phones concerned with capturing high-quality photos and videos.

“The new #GalaxyF will definitely leave its mark,” the company said, and the South Korean giant is expected to reveal more detailed information in the near future.

It is known that one of the phones that will be the beginning of the series, is the Galaxy F41, codenamed SM-F415F, as sources have published detailed information on the specifications of this device.

According to what has been previously reported, the smartphone will come with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with an Infinity-U design with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels or Full HD Plus quality.

It also features a 32-megapixel selfie camera in a small screen notch, and the triple rear camera is supposed to combine a 64-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle optics unit and a macro unit.

It will be an Exynos 9611 processor, with random memory size of 6 GB LPDDR4x, and storage memory size of 64 or 128 GB (plus a microSD card).

In addition, the Galaxy F41 will be available on the first of the latest Samsung series, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, a GLONASS / GPS satellite receiver, and a USB Type-C port.

Reports indicated that the phone is equipped with a rear fingerprint scanner, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. And a rechargeable battery with a capacity of 6000 mAh, and the operating system Android 10 with the addition of the One UI interface.

The official launch of the Galaxy F41 is expected in the last days of September or in the early days of October.