News with tag Sleep  RSS
British Open daily fantasy golf picks, sleepers, fades, strategy

17.07.2019 9:17

RotoQL's Aaron White offers up PGA DFS picks and advice for the 2019 British Open. From sleepers to contrarian strategy, dominate your daily fantasy golf contest.

Tags: Sleep

China issues 17,000 smart watches to pupils to track movements

17.07.2019 7:08

A local government in southern China has handed out smart watches to nearly 17,000 primary school pupils, capable of pinging their real-time locations and emergency alerts to their parents. The watches, distributed to students in 60 schools, are equipped with chips powered by BeiDou, China’s own version of GPS, according to the Guangzhou Daily, a Chinese state media outlet. GPS is a system developed and owned by the US government. “With this watch, Mom and Dad can know where I am, and I can call and voice message them immediately after class,” one enthusiastic fourth-grader told state media. The smart watch-tracking government program is entirely voluntary and about half of the devices distributed have already come online. Plans are in place to issue another 13,000 smart watches to students, and the authorities will soon begin handing them out to elderly people. User information will be uploaded to a database maintained by China’s ministry of public security and the ministry of industry and information technology, according to state media. Cities in China have been getting creative in finding new ways to monitor students and curb truancy with the latest technologies. In December, more than ten schools in Guizhou and Guangxi provinces began requiring students to wear “intelligent uniforms” embedded with computer chips to track their movements and trigger an alarm if they skip class, according to state media. China sent a satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System into space in June Credit: Xinhua / Barcroft Media Two chips, sown into the shoulders of school jackets, can sustain around 500 wash cycles and temperatures of 150 degrees Celsius. Facial recognition scanners at school gates match the chips with the correct students, meaning anyone who tries to swap jackets in order to play truant will be caught. Alarms will also sound if a pupil falls asleep in class. Last May, a high school in Hangzhou installed facial recognition technology to check how attentive pupils were in class. Movements of students are watched by three cameras positioned above the blackboard, and can pick up seven different emotions, including neutral, happy, sad, disappointed, angry, scared and surprised. If the technology concludes a student is distracted in class, it will send a notification to the teacher to take action. BeiDou was originally developed by the Chinese military to reduce reliance on the US-owned GPS system, but its positioning accuracy is to within 10 metres while GPS can track down to 30 centimetres. In efforts to speed up adoption of the system, Chinese authorities have ordered taxis, buses and other vehicles to install BeiDou, and many domestic phone brands including Huawei and Xiaomi are now also compatible with the system. There are only a handful of other global satellite navigation systems, including Russia’s Glonass and Europe’s Galileo, which has suffered an outage over the last two weeks. The UK has been involved in developing Galileo, sinking £1.2 billion in the project, but now intends to build its own as part of Brexit fallout.

California police officer, veteran died in his sleep at 36: police

17.07.2019 3:06

A 36-year-old California police officer and veteran was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after passing away in his sleep at his home, the Roseville Police Department said.


What to know about sleep aids

17.07.2019 0:00

People who have difficulty falling or staying asleep may wish to try using sleep aids. Various over-the-counter, prescription, and natural sleep aids are available. Lifestyle techniques to improve sleep hygiene may also help. Learn more about sleep aids here.

Tags: Sleep

Florida man attacks wife's lover with scissors and flees with his penis, police say

16.07.2019 23:30

A Florida man allegedly cut off a man's penis months after catching him sleeping with his wife, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office said.


Toddler, 2, rushed to hospital after being bitten by bat as he slept in his cot

16.07.2019 21:37

A British mother has been left terrified after her toddler was bitten by a bat as he lay sleeping in his cot.

Tags: Sleep

Fantasy football sleepers, busts, breakouts for 2019

16.07.2019 21:27

Our panel of fantasy football analysts offers surprise performers, disappointments and those who will take their game to another level.


Travel tips: how to sleep on the road

16.07.2019 11:21

Ever find it hard to sleep when you’re not in your own bed? No matter how comfortable the bed is or whether you’re staying in a hotel or at a friend’s place, you just can’t seem to get that quality sleep. You wake up the next day and go about your business not firing on...

Tags: Sleep

Poor sleep quality and fatigue plague women with premature ovarian insufficiency

16.07.2019 10:34

Sleep disturbances are a frequent complaint of women in the menopause transition and postmenopause. A new study demonstrates that women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) who are receiving hormone therapy have poorer sleep quality and greater fatigue than women of the same age with preserved ovarian function.

Tags: Sleep, Women

Contact us