Science claims to have found the scariest movie of all time

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Sinister 2. Photo: Automatic Ent / Blumhouse Pro / Ent One / Im Global / Tank Caterpill

In this new episode of shameful news from the world of “science”, A study claims to have found the film most terrifying of all times.

Will be The Exorcist? ¿The glow? ¿Nosferatu? ¿The house with the laughing windows? No. Apparently the winning film is – I put my glasses on and read, frowning and confused, the answer – Sinister from 2012, a movie in which Ethan Hawke’s character deliberately takes his family into a house where there have been a series of horrific murders – typically, come on – and raises the wrath of a long-haired demon named “Bughuul,” That looks like something out of the band Slipknot.

Few horror movie fans will tell you that Sinister It is the scariest movie of all time. According to Metracritic, it was met with “mixed or mediocre opinions” when it was released: many people thought it was well executed, although somewhat lacking in inspiration and sentiment, but it also received fierce reviews. “Sinister brings basically everything hateful about modern horror in one package, a disastrous display of scares and noises, predictable ‘surprises’ and the terrible iron blow of inevitability from walking one clumsy foot in front of the other, advancing to an ending that comes too late”, said an irate critic. Daniel Edelstine de Vulture wrote: “Sinister he has achieved something that I thought was impossible: he has made this horror movie geek abhor them. “

So how was this strange conclusion reached? The study, which was carried out by BroadbandChoices – I suppose it will be an established scientific institution associated with Yale or something like that – involved 50 people who were asked to watch more than 100 hours of horror movies while monitoring their rhythm. cardiac. Sinister was the film that accelerated the heart rate of the participants the most: the average beats per minute were 65, but with Sinister They shot 86.

But that is not all. As if the first result had not been disappointing enough, the study places in second place Insidious, another movie of the new millennium full of surprises that is not too good. It also received the award for best scare for a scene in which the average beats per minute increased to 133. Among the other ten best films were The Conjuring, Hereditary, Paranormal Activity, It follows, The Conjuring 2, The Babadook, The Descent, Y The visit. There are some very good titles on this list, like Hereditary, It follows, The Babadook and The Descent, but it is quite suspicious that there is not a single film before the year 2000. BroadbandChoices has cut a sleeve for our cultural heritage.

The study is interesting, but it seems to reflect a limited sense of what fear or terror is. This film genre is not just scares, loud noises or heart racing. Many of the most terrifying films of all time do not even use these resources and opt for a fear that does not disappear, that is gradually permeating and that accompanies you even after the end credits.

And to the scientific community we can only say: maybe you should spend less time forcing people to watch somewhat mediocre scary movies from the 2000s and more trying to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, I say.

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Coronavirus: WHO warns that “too many countries” have an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases | World Health Organization | Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus NNDC | WORLD

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this Friday that the northern hemisphere is at a critical moment in the face of the pandemic, with too many countries registering an exponential growth in coronavirus cases.

Too many countries are experiencing an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases and this is leading to hospitals and intensive care units nearing or exceeding their capacity limits and it is just October.”Stated the general director of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a press conference.

We are at a critical moment in the pandemic, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere”He added.

I consider that “the next few months will be very difficult“, well “some countries are on a dangerous road”.

In the last 24 hours, about half of the cases registered in the world were in Europe, said the person in charge of the management of the pandemic to the WHO, Maria Van Kerkhove.

In several European countries, the capacity limits of hospitals will be reached in the coming weeks, this expert considered.

We urgently call on leaders to take immediate action to prevent further useless deaths, the collapse of essential health services and the closure of schools.”Said the head of the WHO.

If governments achieve “apply your contact search system and focus on isolating all cases and quarantining contacts”, It will then be possible to avoid a generalized confinement.

The pandemic of the new coronavirus has caused more than 1.1 million deaths in the world after the office of the WHO in China a recorded the onset of the disease in late December

In Europe, the number of cases exceeds 8.2 million and more than 258,000 people have died from COVID-19.

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Beware, The Number One Killer Mosquito in the World

Merdeka.com – Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of IPB University, Prof. Dr. drh Upik Kesumawati Hadi, said that people must be aware of mosquitoes, because they are the number one killer in the world.

“Mosquitoes cause more suffering to humans when compared to other organisms and attack not only humans, but also animals,” he said in a written statement received at Jakarta, reported by Antara, Friday (23/10).

Upik said the world health agency or WHO in the 2019 World Malaria Report estimated that there were 228 million cases of malaria occurring in 2018. Slightly different from cases in 2017 with 210 million worldwide.

“The number of malaria deaths was 405,000 in 2018 and 416,000 during 2017. Most of them are children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia,” he said.

This, he said, was a report of losses due to one disease, namely malaria, not including deaths from other mosquito-borne diseases.

Apart from malaria, according to him, there are various types of arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, namely the dengue virus, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and others that are endemic to Indonesia.

Regarding the transmission of the disease, said dis, it can occur due to many factors, but what is clear is that it occurs when humans have high mobility which allows close contact with mosquitoes. For example, when conducting travel, trade and tourism activities, both at home and abroad or from non-endemic areas to endemic areas.

“Mosquitoes are small insects, starting from their bodies, wings, legs and slender mouths and their presence around settlements is a disturbance to comfort,” he said.

Apart from sucking blood and causing itching, he said, mosquitoes can also transmit various diseases, including malaria, dengue hemorrhagic fever, inflammation of the brain, filariasis, dirofilariasis, chikungunya and zika.

Upik explained that mosquito control efforts can be carried out by the community themselves, such as 3M activities, namely draining, closing and burying, plus the movement of one house one jumantik to clean the sewers from standing water, eliminate mosquito breeding places, using repellants, mosquito nets and mosquito repellents. other.

In general, World Mosquito Day is commemorated every year to be precise on 20 August. It was started in 1897 by Dr Ronald Ross of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Ronald Ross is a British military doctor who conducts research on the transmission of malaria which causes many deaths in humans. While on duty in Secunderabad India, Ross encountered many malaria patients.

On August 20, 1897, Ross found a plasmodium falciparum oocyst on the stomach wall of the Anopheles mosquito. From this research Ross declared that only the Anopheles Genus mosquito transmits the malaria parasite. [eko]

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This will be the pre-identification certificate for those who do not have ID

In accordance with the Provision signed by the Director of the National Registry of Persons (Renaper), Santiago Rodriguez, the Pre-Identification Certificate It is intended for “all those people who were born in Argentine territory, and who lack a National Identity Document because they do not have a Birth Certificate.”

Article 2 clarifies that the Pre-Identification Certificate “It will not have the validity of the National Identity Document for any purpose, nor will it grant the right to issue it.”

Likewise It will be valid for 6 months, renewable, counted from the day of its issuance.

During the CPI presentation ceremony held yesterday at Casa Rosada, Fernández assured that it is “unforgivable for a State for not having a mother registered and not giving her a document, causing her and her children to suffer” and he said that in Argentina there are many citizens who, “because they are not registered, are unknown people in the country where they were born and live.”

“It was a great idea from all of those who accompany me that we dedicate this Identity Day to those who live undocumented in Argentina for multiple reasons. It is a repair for what the State did not do for many years,” said the president.

As officially reported, The measure aims to initiate and facilitate the process of recognition of the legal personality of those people who do not have the corresponding certification, as well as guaranteeing access to basic rights for those who are not registered with a birth certificate or ID..

The President also said that he made contact with the problem, before being a candidate, when one day he was walking his dog through a square, he contacted a 25-year-old man named Marcelo, who told him about the difficulties he had in finding work since he did not have a DNI.

“When we got to the presidency, we realized that there were many Marcelos, and we said ‘let’s do something quickly’ because There are a lot of Argentines who do not have a document, which complicates their lives, such as access to collect the AUH or the Alimentar Card“he added.

“What we implement today it is a more agile system, as of today we begin to know who is who. The process will be fast and will register them as Argentine citizens as they deserve. This is a repair for what the State did not do for many years, “concluded the president.

Provision 1056/2020:

This is the new certificate:

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This will be the pre-identification certificate for those who do not have a DNI

In accordance with the Provision that bears the signature of the Director of the National Registry of Persons (Renaper), Santiago Rodriguez, the Pre-Identification Certificate It is intended for “all those people who were born in Argentine territory, and who lack a National Identity Document because they do not have a Birth Certificate.”

Article 2 clarifies that the Pre-Identification Certificate “It will not have the validity of the National Identity Document for any purpose, nor will it grant the right to issue it.”

Likewise It will be valid for 6 months, renewable, counted from the day of its issuance.

During the CPI presentation ceremony held yesterday at Casa Rosada, Fernández assured that it is “inexcusable for a State for not having a mother registered and not giving her a document, causing her and her children to suffer” and he said that in Argentina there are many citizens who, “because they are not registered, are unknown people in the country where they were born and live.”

“It was a great idea from all those who accompany me that we dedicate this Identity Day to those who live undocumented in Argentina for multiple reasons. It is a repair for what the State did not do for many years,” said the president.

As officially reported, The objective of the measure is to initiate and facilitate the process of recognizing the legal personality of those people who do not have the corresponding certification, while guaranteeing access to basic rights for those who are not registered with a birth certificate or ID.

The President also said that he made contact with the problem, before being a candidate, when one day he was walking his dog through a square, he contacted a 25-year-old man named Marcelo, who told him about the difficulties he had in finding work since he did not have a DNI.

“When we got to the Presidency, we realized that there were many Marcelos, and we said ‘let’s do something quickly’ because There are a lot of Argentines who do not have a document, which complicates their lives, such as access to collect the AUH or the Alimentar Card“he added.

“What we implement today it is a more agile system, as of today we begin to know who is who. The process will be fast and will register them as Argentine citizens as they deserve. This is a repair for what the State did not do for many years, “concluded the president.

Provision 1056/2020:

This is the new certificate:

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Big gaming and tech event with streamers will be held this weekend

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Although 2020 has been a disruptive year, to say the least, for the entire region and for the world, in HyperX We have a strong commitment to Latin America and to the gaming community of which we are members and that is why we announce the important event “Play Together”, In which gamers will be able to enjoy games, music, interaction with important players and relevant personalities, and 4 new releases that are generating much expectation around the world.



He “Play Together”Will be held live from 1:45 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT-3), this Saturday, October 24, 2020 through the official HyperX channel on Twitch and will have Coscu, Goncho, Caprimint and Agostina Ochoa as hosts of the event. You will also have the pleasure of seeing Team Pimpeano vs Team Grafo faced off in 3 games of League of Legends, a Call of Duty match with Fedelobo, Evy Rosas and Fabricio Oberto. And as if that were not enough, a Counter Strike game is also added where Team Jony Boy vs Team La Chilena will face off. The musical repertoire is also unmissable and includes world-class artists such as FMK, DJ Foreo and Lucky Ra.

You will have 4 new Releases!

Additionally, we take the opportunity to tell you about the most recent HyperX launches that are already generating much expectation in the region and in the world.

Among these launches is the HyperX Cloud Flight S, with which you can enjoy 30 hours of intense wireless game; he HyperX Quadcast SThe ideal full-featured RGB standalone microphone for the aspiring streamer or professional podcaster looking for a high-quality sounding condenser microphone; he HyperX Cloud Stinger Core WirelessIn addition to its lightweight comfort, its wireless technology is specially designed for gaming and is compatible with PlayStation and PC systems; and the HyperX Alloy Origins Blue Switch, the rugged mechanical keyboard offers reliable HyperX Blue switches and a minimalist design for arcade rooms and home stations.


An amazing mic, no doubt


Pay Together – Programming

Saturday, October 24 // 1:45 pm (Argentina and Chile time) // 11:45 am (Colombia, Mexico and Peru time)

: https://www.twitch.tv/hyperxlatinamerica

13h45: Countdown

2:00 pm: Opening of the live with Coscu, Goncho and Agostina

2:10 PM: First Musical Attraction: FMK, in person at the studio

2:30 pm: Coscu interview with FMK

14h50: Unboxing Video Zekoxx con el Cloud Flight S + Video/Merchan

15h00: 1er Partido League of Legends: Team Pimpeano x Team Grafo

3:45 pm: End of the first game: Casters + Coscu

3:50 pm: MVP post-match interview with Caprimint

15h55: Merchan

16h00: 2ndo partido League of Legends: Team Pimpeano x Team Grafo

4:45 PM: End of the second game: Casters + Coscu

4:50 pm: MVP post-match interview with Caprimint

16h55: Merchan

17h00: 3er partido League of Legends: Team Pimpeano x Team Grafo

5:45 pm: End of the third game: Casters + Coscu

5:50 pm: MVP post-match interview with Caprimint

17h55: Merchan

18h00: Second Musical attraction: Forero (Chile / online)

6:20 PM: Forero + Caprimint Interview

18:40: Unboxing Video Casemiro with the Quadcast S + Video / Merchan

6:50 PM: Showmatch Call of Duty – Fedelobo, Evy Rosas and Oberto.

19h40: Merchan

7:50 pm: Third attraction Luck Ra

8:10 pm: Interview with Luck Ra + Coscu

20h35: Unboxing Video Fedelobo con el Stinger Core Wireless + Video/Merchan

20h40: Showmatch CSGO- Team Jony Boy x Team La Chilena

9:20 pm: Final interview with captains

9:30 pm: Closing



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WHO recommends quarantining contact cases

Faced with the worrying rebound of the Covid-19 pandemic in much of Europe and the United States, the head of health emergencies at the WHO had urgent advice to give to the authorities on Monday: “put the contact cases in quarantine”.

“If I had one magic wish to improve one thing that we can really improve, and be a game-changer, it would be to ensure that every individual in contact with a confirmed case of Covid is quarantined for the time necessary to to break the chain of transmission, “said Dr Michael Ryan, director of health emergency issues at the World Health Organization at his bi-weekly conference in Geneva.

“I don’t believe it has been done anywhere systematically,” and it is “one of the main reasons we see numbers so high,” he said.

The tracing of contact cases is deficient in many European countries and proven cases of Covid-19 have literally exploded on the Old Continent in the past two weeks, forcing the authorities to resume a whole series of more or less coercive measures to contain the pandemic .

“About half of the members of the European region of the WHO saw a 50% increase in the number of infections last week,” he insisted.

What worries Dr Ryan is that the number of hospitalizations and deaths are starting to “mimic” the trend, although he stressed that the WHO is intrigued and is investigating the possibility that the people affected are “absorbing” lower exposure doses “and are therefore generally less severely affected.

Her colleague, Doctor Maria Van Kerkhove, was surprised for her part that “the concept of cluster (infections during gatherings) does not penetrate people’s minds” while “it is one of the hallmarks of coronaviruses”.

“I know people have had enough, but this virus has shown that if we let our guard down, it can reappear at full speed and threaten hospitals and health systems,” said WHO director general , Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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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 ”.

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Covid-19: Remdesivir has “little or no effect” on mortality (study)

The antiviral drug Remdesivir, considered one of the most promising treatments for Covid-19, is not effective in preventing the death of patients, according to a study conducted with the support of the WHO.

The drug “seems to have little or no effect on patients hospitalized for Covid-19, if we are to believe the mortality rates, the onset of ventilation or the length of hospitalization”, explains the study made public Thursday on the internet.

Remdesivir, which was part of the experimental treatment administered to the US president Donald Trump when he was struck down by the disease at the end of September, is one of the drugs reviewed by this study, which involved more than 11,000 people in 30 countries.

This study, which has yet to be reviewed by other doctors before its possible publication in a scientific journal, seems to contradict the last two large American studies which showed that Remdesivir could reduce the length of hospital stay.

As a reminder, Washington authorized on May 1 the use of this drug, manufactured by the American pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences and originally intended as a treatment against the Ebola virus. The European Union and other countries then authorized it in turn.

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World: COVID-19 | The largest clinical trial shows no efficacy in treatment

The largest six-month clinical trial of multiple drugs to see if they can be used to treat severe has been concluded without any of the investigated products having shown the desired efficacy.

All the drugs used in the trials are approved drugs and are used for other diseases.

The World Health Organization (WHO), which is coordinating the trial, reported these results on Friday, involving hydroxychloroquine (an antimalarial active ingredient), the antiviral remdesivir, the antiretrovirals lopinavir / ritonavir and interferon (group of proteins) .

However, the US biotech Gilead, which produces remdesivir, disagrees with the WHO’s conclusion regarding its drug.

According to the WHO, all of these drugs “appear to have little or no effect” on mortality and outcome among hospitalized COVID patients.

The study has been carried out in thirty countries and has focused on analyzing the effects of these treatments on mortality, the need to receive assistance with respirators and the duration of hospitalization.

The WHO indicated that it remains to be determined whether these same drugs are useful in treating infected people who do not require hospitalization or as prevention, aspects that will have to be examined in future trials.

Half a thousand hospitals participate in the trials endorsed by the WHO, which will continue shortly with different products, which may be other antivirals, immunomodulators and monoclonal antibodies.

The only drug that according to the WHO has shown interesting results is dexamethasone, which was recently administered to President Donald Trump after becoming infected with the coronavirus.

However, this drug (from the steroid family) is recommended for critically ill patients in hospitals who require respiratory support.

In a statement released shortly after the WHO position was known, the Gilead company maintained that these data do not agree with the results of another trial promoted by the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases of the United States and that were published recently.

According to the biotech, hospitalized patients who received remdesivir recovered on average five days earlier than those who took placebo, and with those who were in more serious condition, recovery was seven days faster.

He added that “the possibility of patients progressing to more serious stages was reduced” and that his drug “reduces the ability of the virus to replicate in the body.”

Regarding mortality, Gilead assures that remdesivir reduces it and that for all these reasons that “it already has authorization for its temporary use in the treatment of patients with COVID in more than 50 countries.”

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