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PM Modi visits Jaitleys residence

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the family members of former Union minister Arun Jaitley at his residence here on Tuesday and offered floral tributes to a portrait of the departed leader. Jaitley (66) passed away at the All Institute of medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Saturday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at Jaitley’s residence earlier and received the prime minister along with Rohan Jaitley, the former Union finance minister’s son. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Other family members were also present when Modi walked in and spoke to Jaitley’s wife and children. The prime minister spent about 20-25 minutes at Jaitley’s residence. Modi was on a three-nation tour when the senior leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed away. He had spoken with Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta and son Rohan on Saturday. Addressing a gathering in Bahrain, the prime minister had said: “I cannot imagine that I am here in Bahrain, while my dear friend Arun Jaitley is no more. Some days ago, we lost our former external affairs minister behen Sushma (Swaraj) Ji. Today, my dear friend Arun went away.” Modi returned to India early Tuesday morning. Rohan immersed his father’s ashes in the Ganga in Haridwar on Monday.last_img read more

Morocco Dismantles Recruitment ISIS Cell for Syria, Iraq

Rabat- Moroccan authorities have dismantled a nine-person cell recruiting volunteers to fight with the radical Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.Investigations into the cell, based in the cities of Fez, Tetouan and Fnideq, was carried out in cooperation with Spanish authorities, the ministry added in a statement.According to the ministry, the recruits receive, in the ISIS training camps, military training in the use of weapons and bomb-making techniques, before being sent to carry out suicide operations or fight on different fronts where some of them have been involved in barbaric acts, such as beheading Syrian and Iraqi soldiers and disseminating their pictures on social networks. The statement warned that many of the fighters hope to return after being trained, to carry out attacks in Morocco. read more

US exports to lobsterloving China go off cliff amid tariffs

PORTLAND, Maine — America’s lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift seafood business north to Canada.China, a huge and growing customer for the premium seafood item, placed heavy tariffs on U.S. lobsters last July amid rising trade hostilities between the two countries.Data from the U.S. federal government show America has exported less than 2.2 million pounds (1 million kilograms) of lobster to China this year through June. The country exported nearly 12 million pounds during that period last year.Meanwhile, business is booming in Canada, where cargo planes are coming to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick, to handle a bump in exports. Canadian fishermen catch the same species of lobster as American lobstermen, who are based mostly in Maine.Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press read more

How the APTimes Square Alliance poll on 2014 and the year ahead

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 27, 2014 1:23 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 12-14. It is based on online interviews of 1,017 adults who are members of GfK’s nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The poll is a co-operative effort between AP and the organizers of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration, the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment. The Alliance is a non-profit group that seeks to promote Times Square, and Countdown Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.The original sample was drawn from respondents recruited by phone or mail survey methods. GfK provides Internet access to participants who don’t already have it. With a probability basis and coverage of people who otherwise couldn’t access the Internet, online surveys using KnowledgePanel are nationally representative.Interviews were conducted in English.As is done routinely in surveys, results were weighted, or adjusted, to ensure that responses accurately reflect the population’s makeup by factors such as age, sex, race, education and phone use.No more than 1 time in 20 should chance variations in the sample cause the results to vary by more than plus or minus 3 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all adults in the U.S. were polled.There are other sources of potential error in polls, including the wording and order of questions.The questions and results are available at http://www.ap-gfkpoll.com . How the AP-Times Square Alliance poll on 2014 and the year ahead was conducted read more

ThinkGeek Unveils the JOYSTICKIT iPad Joystick Controller

first_imgLikely the result of an April Fool’s joke turned serious, the new JOYSTICK-IT iPad Controller from ThinkGeek addresses a problem that a number of iPad gamers have with their games: that virtual thumbsticks on the iPad screen aren’t that much fun to use. The JOYSTICK-IT controller looks and feels like a real arcade joystick, it just sticks to the iPad’s display right over where the virtual joystick is positioned, and you can play like normal. The JOYSTICK-IT isn’t the first iPad controller we’ve seen this week: yesterday TenOne Designs unveiled the Fling controller for iPad at the Consumer Electronics Show with a much different design. Alternatively, the JOYSTICK-IT actually looks and functions like a joystick, and is completely removable and replaceable depending on where the virtual controls in your game of choice are on-screen. While you can’t pre-order the JOYSTICK-IT, you can sign up to be notified when the JOYSTICK-IT is up for sale at ThinkGeek’s Web site. The company says it will be available in late January for $24.99 retail price.AdChoices广告last_img read more

iBamboo iPhone speaker is simple sleek and electricityfree

first_imgIf you’ve ever grabbed a cardboard paper towel tube and talked through it, you know the tube amplifies the sound of your voice. A new iPhone and iPod touch speaker works in a similar way by using a hollow one-foot piece of bamboo to give you a sleek-looking iPhone speaker that’s eco-friendly and electricity-free.The iBamboo works in the same way as many non-powered iPod and iPhone speakers. It simply amplifies the sound by letting it reverberate off the walls of the bamboo and out of two different ends, creating a stereo effect. The bamboo itself produces a natural resonance that amplifies the sound of the built-in iPhone speaker. The sound won’t be anything great. There’s no EQ controls or anything, but it will allow your iPhone to play its music a little more loudly.Not only is the iBamboo 100% eco-friendly, but Omelchenko said it’s also efficient to manufacture, and produces little waste. The top of the bamboo is precision-cut to create an opening where your iPhone can sit. Also, you can bet that you won’t get the same exact iBamboo as your friend since each piece is different in its appearance.Founder Anatoliy Omelchenko, a resident of Brooklyn, NY, aimed to create “functionally and aesthetically simple device” that is very eco-friendly.We think he definitely achived that, but the final verdict is on hold until we hear one in person.The iBamboo is still getting off the ground. Omelchenko is raising money on KickStarter to get his product noticed by the public. Donating $25 or more will sign you up for your very own iBamboo speaker and canvas drawstring protective bag.Read more at KickStarter, via AkihabaraNewslast_img read more

These Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking

first_imgThese Sinn Féin MPs were at Leinster House today to demand speaking time Separately, Gerry Adams held talks with Theresa May. The British PM also spoke by phone with Leo Varadkar. Access should not be restricted to Sinn Féin, but opened up to members of the DUP and other parties elected by constituencies in the North, he said.Ó Caoláin called on the new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and the newly appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, to revisit the 2003 recommendation and “open the doors of the Dail”. Share1133 Tweet Email 23,645 Views They noted they would each be meeting with the Northern Ireland parties over coming days and agreed that the Taoiseach would meet with the Prime Minister in the very near future to continue their discussions. They also discussed the ongoing political discussions in London and in Belfast, agreeing on the need to have the Northern Ireland Executive up and running as quickly as possible, and they discussed Brexit. http://jrnl.ie/3446422 New Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke by phone to Theresa May earlier today, following his election to the office yesterday.According to a readout of the call provided by the Government Press Office:The Taoiseach extended the Government’s sympathies to Prime Minister May on the tragic fire in London. They reiterated the shared objectives of avoiding a hard border, maintaining the common travel area and supporting the Good Friday Agreement. We told the British PM that her govt is in default of the Good Friday. It also needs to ensure that any arrangement with the DUP Is public pic.twitter.com/usdPwKPF8E— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) June 15, 2017 Sinn Féin’s newly elected team of MPs are calling for Dáil speaking rights pic.twitter.com/nf6aH0w8vZ— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) June 15, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesVaradkar also spoke by phone to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Brexit was discussed on both calls, according to the Government’s summary.Additional reporting AFP and Daragh BrophyPoll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?>Read: SDLP to meet with election office over claims votes were ‘stolen’ in constituency it lost to Sinn Féin> Sinn Fein MP Chris Hazzard says the people of the North want their voices heard in Dublin pic.twitter.com/BiRPuSHIXW— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) June 15, 2017 Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter By Christina Finn Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Thursday 15 Jun 2017, 7:50 PM Jun 15th 2017, 7:50 PM Sinn Féin candidates stand in the Westminster elections but have never taken their seats in London as the party believes the parliament has no legitimate power over Northern Ireland.The party secured seven seats in last week’s election. Representation of the SDLP in Westminster was wiped out.There have been calls in the last few days for Sinn Féin to reverse its policy on abstentionism, in order to provide a voice for the nationalist community in the Westminster parliament.However, leader Gerry Adams remarked at the weekend that voters were aware of his party’s stance before casting their ballots.“Sinn Féin stand in British general elections on an abstentionist platform. This is not a new policy,” Adams said.This position was once again resoundingly endorsed by the electorate on Thursday. The citizens of the North who voted for Sinn Féin had a choice of candidates. They supported Sinn Féin. By so doing they turned their backs on Westminster entirely.Deal with the DUP In London meanwhile, Theresa May’s Conservatives appear to have reached a “broad agreement” with the DUP to prop up her minority government.A Conservative source told AFP earlier that talks with the DUP were progressing well. The Tories and the DUP are committed to strengthening British unity, delivering Brexit, combating terrorism and delivering prosperity but “at the moment there isn’t a deal,” the source said.A Sinn Féin delegation also attended talks at Downing Street.Speaking to reporters, Gerry Adams said the party would not stand for any Conservative-DUP arrangement which compromised British government impartiality in the North.“A little side bargain to keep Theresa May in power… won’t have any integrity and certainly isn’t as important as the needs of people” in Northern Ireland, said Adams.The prime minister has totally ignored the will of those people in terms of Brexit.Adams said he also told May she was in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.It was confirmed today that Queen Elizabeth will formally open parliament and announce the British government’s legislative programme on Wednesday of next week – two days later than planned, after Prime Minister May’s election setback. Source: Gerry Adams/Twitter 245 Comments Short URL Updated 8pmSINN FEIN’S NEWLY elected Westminster MPs were at Leinster House today demanding that they be given speaking rights in the Dáil.Cavan-Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said the provision of speaking rights on the floor of the Dáil was recommended by an Oireachtas committee as far back as 2003.However, despite extensive discussions with the Taoiseach of the day, Bertie Ahern, MPs were only given access to the Oireachtas Committee on the Good Friday Agreement.“Sadly, he bottled out,” Ó Caoláin claimed – contending that a “watered down opportunity” was given.He insisted that allowing MPs access in relevant debates on the floor of the Dáil “would be a critical first step”.last_img read more

Fundraising High Tea for Alyna

first_imgWhen: Saturday 1 February at 5.30 pm Where: Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide For more information, visit the Facebook page of Growing up Greek Australian Memes Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Hosted by GUGAM (Growing up Greek Australian Memes), a fundraising High Tea event for little Alyna and friends will be held at Hilton Adelaide. Funds collected from the event will go to six-year-old Alyna Toyias, who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia, as well as to the homeless of Adelaide. Tickets are $79 for adults; $39 for children 5-12 years of age. Tables of 10. Jim Tsakiris and Con Perifanos from the band Enigma will be in charge of entertainment, while Funkee Closet will feature a fashion show. last_img read more

West Ham gave us two very tough games last season Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool U-23s manager Neil Critchley declares The Hammers gave his team a two tough game last season.While speaking about young striker getting his first goal against the Manchester City U-23 team, Critchley told club’s official website:Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“You could see with the way he celebrated what that meant to him. He is off and running and as any striker would tell you, goals are really important to them. I think Liam felt that was a bit of a weight off his shoulders and hopefully now he will go on to score many more for us this season.”Talking about the next game against West Ham, the Liverpool U-23s manager said: “West Ham gave us two very tough games last season. We had a win away and they beat us at home. We know it will be a competitive and physical game and we’ll have to be at our best if we want to pick up all three points. If we can keep performing like we have then I think eventually those performances will turn into the wins that have so far eluded us.”last_img read more

Skriniar says hes not thinking about his price tag

first_imgFor the Internazionale Milan center-back, the €140 million price-tag on his contract might be a joke from coach Luciano SpallettiWhen asked about how much Milan Skriniar was worth, Internazionale Milan manager Luciano Spalletti said €140 million.And when the press asked the center-back about it, he didn’t know if it was a joke or not.“I don’t know if he was joking or not! As I’ve said before, I don’t think about my price-tag. I just focus on my work and doing the best I possibly can,” he was quoted by Football Italia.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“We’ve been playing every three days, so there hasn’t really been time to discuss the new contract. We’ll talk more when everything calms down a bit, nothing to worry about.”“I love it when I do something good and the San Siro crowd applauds, as it really moves me,” he added.“From his first day at pre-season training, we shared a room. Having said that, he also did very well when playing alongside Miranda.”last_img read more

Shelter Island Boat launch set to reopen next Friday

first_img Posted: December 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Shelter Island Boat launch set to re-open next Friday December 14, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The popular Shelter Island boat launch will re-open to the public December 21, 2018.The Port of San Diego says it will re-open next Friday after a year and a half of construction. The goal of the $9.6 million project was to make California’s busiest boat launch safer, and more navigable.Some of the upgrades include replacing the worn-out launch ramp, and installing public docks and walkways.The contractor will remain on site through January to complete minor work, but it’s not expected to impact the public’s use of the facility.The Port of San Diego’s official press release is below:Construction of the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility has made significant progress and is nearly complete. The Port of San Diego is pleased to announce that the boat launch will reopen to the public on Friday, December 21, 2018.The contractor is anticipated to remain on site through January 2019 to complete items such as beach grading and general cleanup, but the work is not expected to impact the public’s use of the facility.Once completed, the improvements will make the boat launch ramp safer and more navigable. Upgrades include enlarging the maneuvering area in the basin by 80 percent, replacing the worn-out launch ramp, increasing the lengths of the boarding floats, and installing public docks, public walkways, adjacent parking and restroom upgrades to current Americans with Disabilities Act Standards.The Port of San Diego appreciates the public’s patience during completion of this important public improvement project. Please visit portofsandiego.org/sibl for more information and updates. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

A fifth do not expect to retire until after age 70

first_imgJust over a fifth of respondents do not expect to be able to retire until they are in their seventies, according to research by Willis Towers Watson.Its Global benefits attitudes survey, which interviewed UK-based 1,895 workers, also found that employees who expect to work for longer are less healthy, more stressed and less engaged than those who expect to retire earlier. More than half (51%) of respondents who expect to retire after the age of 70 have high or above average stress levels, compared to 36% of those who plan to retire at 65, and 36% of those who expect to retire after 70 say they are in poor or fair health, compared to 16% expecting to retire at age 65.The report also found that each gender differs in their retirement expectations. For example, 25% of female respondents expect to retire aged 70 or above, compared to 19% of male respondents.In addition, 37% of female respondents in their 20s are confident they will have saved enough to live comfortably for 25 years in retirement, compared to 56% of male respondents in this age group who said the same.The survey also found:30% of respondents under 40 expect to retire in their 70s or later, falling to 15% among those in their 40s and 12% in their 50s.Two-thirds (66%) who are struggling financially expect to work beyond 65, compared to 28% who are not worried about their finances.Fiona Matthews, managing director of Lifesight, Willis Towers Watson’s master trust, said: “These new figures put into sharp focus the worries that British workers have about their long-term savings and financial security in old age. This is already causing stress and having a negative impact on their health.“Although employment levels are good and wages are rising, many employees are worried about long-term financial stability. They are anticipating longer careers and for many, working longer is the only way to achieve security in retirement.“British employers need to understand their employees’ differing concerns, needs and lifestyles to help them build a tailored retirement plan.“The pension reforms and Financial Advice Market Review are all adding to the pressure for employers to provide good-quality pensions and retirement planning for staff.“Employers face a potential challenge if employees extend their careers and productivity declines. This survey certainly provides more evidence that there is a long way to go before people can be confident of a financially secure retirement.”last_img read more

Subway to serve up Beyond Meatball meatless hoagie

first_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Share your voice Rylo I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments Apple iPhone XS DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Angela Lang/CNET $6 at Tidal $999 Subway will soon be the place to go for meatless beef. Beyond Meat Beyond Meat will bring its plant-based meat to another fast-food chain next month. Hundreds of Subway restaurants will serve meatballs without the actual meat.Subway will sell a Beyond Meatball Marinara sub in September, according to a press release Wednesday. The nonmeat sandwich will be available for a limited time in 685 restaurants in Canada and the US. Beyond Meat has several chains serving its plant-based meat. Carl’s Jr., Dunkin’ and Del Taco use the meatless beef in their dishes, along with a dozen traditional sit-down restaurants. Impossible Foods, the creator of the other plant-based meat, will also see a nationwide rollout soon when its Impossible Whopper will be available at 7,200 Burger Kings as of Aug. 9.  Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Sprint Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice $155 at Google Express DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET See it The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Post a comment Tags 7 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $999 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read the AirPods review Read Google Home Hub review Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) See It $520 at HP Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See It Tags Read the Rylo camera preview 0 Healthy eating,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $210 at Best Buy The Cheapskate Read DJI Osmo Action preview Boost Mobile $60 at Best Buy $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Chris Monroe/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Turo See It Best Buy $59 at eBay $299 at Amazon CNET may get a commission from retail offers. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Amazonlast_img read more

BIWTC Eid special services begin 13 Jun

first_imgMV BangaleeBangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) will start 12-day special steamer and ferry services on Dhaka-Chandpur-Barisal-Khulna on 13 June ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.The special service will continue till 24 June, said a press release.Modern luxurious steamer MV Bangalee and Modhumoti along with traditional paddle steamer PS Ostrich, PS Lepcha, PS Turn and PS Mahmud will be on the fleet of the service.Special sea-trucks and ships will be available for island districts while two coastal ships MV Monirul Huq and MV Baro-Awlia of BIWTC will operate passenger services from Chittagong.Special services will also be available besides, sea-truck at Barisal- Mojuchowdhuryhat, Monpura-Shashiganj, Hatiya-Boyarchar, Charchenga-Boyarchar and Ilisha- Mojuchowdhuryhat.Vacation of all officials, staff and employees of BIWTC operational sector has been cancelled.last_img read more

South Park RPG is an epic quest all about fitting in

first_imgPrint magazine Game Informer has a cover feature on the upcoming South Park RPG, and the detail made available from that feature makes the game appear to be a properly ambitious effort with intense participation from the animated cartoon’s staff, including creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.The game, in development by Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, Dungeon Siege III), is a true RPG with classes, turn-based combat, character customization, enemy encounters, collectible items, and a lot of the TV series’ characteristic humor. Despite previous South Park game releases, this is the first game where Parker and Stone will directly participate, including creating the game’s script and dialogue.The story follows the player’s customizable character, the new kid in town, and follows his quest to fit in and be accepted. Cartman will appear and let you specialize in one of five classes: wizard, paladin, adventurer, rogue, and a fifth class that’s allegedly made up by Cartman. The player will carry a smartphone, which holds a “Facebook-like app” showing a friend count and social standing with different cliques.Gameplay appears to be an amalgamation of other RPGs. The combat is said to be borrowed from the Paper Mario series while Final Fantasy‘s Materia system also works its way in. The game will be powered by the Dungeon Siege III engine. Enemy encounters will be visible in a nod to other great JRPGs including Chrono Trigger. There will also be a summon system, but no further details were given.In an interview with the magazine, Parker and Stone confess that they’re both avid gamers and strongly feel that an RPG is the right treatment for South Park. Their job will be to give the game the true South Park treatment. In one anecdote, the duo was showed a potential quest from Obsidian where the player fights a “giant bat boss” being ridden by Ike, the tiny baby. The two called out Obsidian for making a generic video game quest and instead suggested sending the player to the City Wok, a Chinese restaurant that often appears on the show, to retrieve an order of Kung Pow Chicken to better fit the South Park universe.The game has no release date yet, but is expected to appear on 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Check out the link below for a lot more detail.via NeoGAFlast_img read more

5 herbs for a healthy digestive system

first_imgToday’s lifestyle has several unhealthy facets such as lack of physical activity, poor sleep habits and consumption of unhealthy foods, including fast, processed and junk food. Hectic work schedules have increased stress levels (which, in turn, has led to disturbed sleep), unhealthy dietary habits such as eating either too much or too less, and, more often than not, not spending enough time to eat well. Smoking and alcoholism are other aspects that have led to health issues. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe negative outcome of this stress-filled lifestyle is visible in the form of ill health, the most common being poor digestive health. This is worsened by the decreasing ability of the digestive system to function efficiently with age and handle digestive problems such as indigestion, bloating, and gastritis. According to experts, digestive problems should not be ignored as they can cause irreversible complications in the long run. Several medicinal herbs and natural ingredients, some of which are well known and a part of Indian cuisine, can help in managing digestive problems naturally. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveGinger: A common flavouring agent in the Indian kitchen, ginger has a pungent smell and a warming effect when consumed. It is a home remedy for indigestion, and stimulates gastric acids and digestive enzymes that improve digestion. Ginger also helps in expelling gas from the digestive system. Black Pepper: A seasoning as well as flavouring agent, black pepper is a common spice. It contains a compound called Piperine that improves the absorption of nutrients. Black pepper improves the secretion of bile acids and thus the breakdown of foods. It also expels gas from the digestive system and hence is useful in curing flatulence, belching, etc. Triphala: An effective Ayurvedic blend of fruits of three herbs — amla (gooseberry), haritaki (chebulic myrobalan), bibhitaki (Belleric myrobalan), triphala is known for its health benefits. It prevents the accumulation of gas in the digestive system, improves the contractile movement of muscles of the digestive system and helps in the movement of food. Triphala also helps in curing indigestion. Fennel Seeds: Commonly used as a mouth freshener, fennel seeds have several digestive system-friendly medicinal properties. It has an antispasmodic action that helps in relaxing the contracted intestinal muscles. Fennel seeds also help in expelling gas from the digestive system. Shankha Bhasma: An Ayurvedic preparation made from conch shell, shankha bhasma improves appetite and digestion, and also provides relief from digestive problems like gastritis and duodenitis. While these ingredients can be used individually or in combination for better management of digestive problems, it is always advisable to consult your doctor for appropriate dosage before taking them.last_img read more

3 buses burned as Chilean students stage protest

first_img New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   The government has said the previous most recent protest in late June turned out to be the most violent, with 472 demonstrators arrested and 36 police officers injured.Mass demonstrations initially raised hope across Chile for education reform. But more than a year after the first protests, few students have seen any real benefits.Politicians and students have toughened their stance, but the system still fails families with poor quality public schools, expensive private universities, unprepared teachers and banks that make education loans at high interest that most Chileans can’t afford.“I deeply regret what is happening today in the streets of Santiago, but the government is responsible for this because of its indolence and silence to all the proposals of the student movement,” Gabriel Boric, the president of the University of Chile student federation, told local TV. “We’ve tried all ways to reach out and have a dialogue,”President Sebastian Pinera’s approval ratings have plunged with the protests that have focused Chileans’ attention on academic and economic inequality.Pinera has refused to radically change the education system. Instead, he has proposed to spend about $1 billion on thousands of new scholarships and lower student loan interest from an average of 6 percent to 2 percent. He says the plan would allow more promising students to attend the best schools in Chile and cut the financial burden on their families. Student leaders want to change the tax system so the rich pay more. They also want the state back in control of the mostly privatized public universities to ensure quality. They say change will come only when the private sector is regulated and education is no longer a for-profit business.___Luis Andres Henao on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuisAndresHenao Associated PressSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Police used water cannons to break up a protest in Chile’s capital Wednesday by thousands of students demanding free education, and hooded vandals set ablaze three city buses amid violence that left dozens arrested and injured.The crisis over education reform in Chile remains unresolved despite more than a year of demonstrations by students, teachers and families. The marches have mostly been peaceful but often end with clashes between police in riot gear and groups of vandals armed with sticks that loot shops and hurl rocks and Molotov cocktails. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories Chile’s government said student leaders cannot be exempt from responsibility for the burning of the Transantiago mass transit system buses in Wednesday’s protest, during which 75 people were arrested and 49 policemen were injured.“The leaders are opening the doors to vandalism and delinquency,” presidential spokesman Andres Chadwick said. “How much more should we put up with these illegal marches that call on school takeovers and that threaten a violent August? What does that have to with education?”Santiago’s municipal government had banned the students from flooding the streets of the capital, fearing the protest would turn violent. The transportation ministry said damages to the public buses would cost Chile’s capital about 400 million pesos ($836,000).“It’s unacceptable,” said transportation minister Pedro Pablo Errazuriz. “There are millions of people who use the Transantiago and these heartless ones are taking the wrong attitude by burning the buses and putting at risk passengers and the driver.”Raw footage shot with a cellphone camera of an attack on one bus showed passengers crawling on the floor while hooded vandals hurled rocks at the windows. Sponsored Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

Toxic spill from zinc mine in Peru

first_img Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019 LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peruvian authorities say wastewater laced with heavy metals from a major zinc mine has spilled into a tributary of the Amazon, contaminating at least six miles of the waterway.Pasco regional mining enviromental engineer Juan Escalante tells The Associated Press that an unknown quantity of toxic wastewater from the Atacocha mine escaped from a sedimentation well Wednesday into the Huallaga River. The mine is owned by the Brazilian company Votorantim. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 5 treatments for adult scoliosiscenter_img Peru’s national water authority granted Atacocha a permit in 2011 to remove metals including mercury, cadmium, lead, iron and manganese from the mine’s wastewater and release the treated water into the Huallaga.Escalante said the area where the spill occured is in the Andes mountains at about 13,000 feet (4,000 meters).Peru is the world’s No. 2 producer of zinc.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

Wells Fargo Loses Bid to Dismiss FHA Lawsuit

first_img FHA Quality Control Wells Fargo 2014-06-10 Tory Barringer June 10, 2014 527 Views in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by Wells Fargo to block a government suit alleging the bank falsely certified the underwriting credit of loans it originated as a direct endorsement lender for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).In its attempt to have the suit dismissed, Wells Fargo argued the agreement outlined in 2012’s National Mortgage Settlement barred the types of claims the government is now making. Wells Fargo was one of five banks participating in the $25 billion settlement with 49 state attorneys general.A three-judge panel disagreed with the bank’s argument, reasoning that the government’s suit falls under a different category than the servicing and foreclosure practices covered by the settlement.The latest ruling upholds an earlier decision made by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer last year.A representative for Wells Fargo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Out of the five banks involved in the National Mortgage Settlement, FHA went on to pursue four, alleging losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars on insured loans due to faulty quality assurance procedures. Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase went on to settle their cases, leaving only the nation’s biggest lender still left.center_img Share Wells Fargo Loses Bid to Dismiss FHA Lawsuitlast_img read more

With just 92 staterooms and suites all with balco

first_img With just 92 staterooms and suites, all with balconies or private terraces, sleek and elegant exterior lines and a refined design, Le Dumont-d’Urville, is the perfect example of the new generation of ships flying the French flag. All ships in the PONANT EXPLORERS fleet feature the latest technology and innovations while respecting the environment.Le Dumont-d’Urville’s maiden season will start on 7 August with an eight-night Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea cruise between St Petersburg and the Baltic capitals. The ship will then head for the French coasts and the Mediterranean. With a rich programme of themed cruises, refined dining, wine tasting, music and more, guests on board will be able to combine cultural passions and a love of travel.The next ship in the PONANT EXPLORERS series, Le Bellot, is scheduled for April 2020. The schedule of delivery is:Le Lapérouse – delivered in June 2018Le Champlain – delivered in October 2018Le Bougainville – delivered in April 2019Le Dumont-d’Urville – delivered in June 2019Le Bellot – delivery scheduled for April 2020Le Jacques-Cartier – delivery scheduled for July 2020Le Commandant-Charcot – delivery scheduled for May 2021Lead image: Le Dumont-d’Urville | Image credit: Fred Michel Go back to the e-newsletter Want to be in the luxury travel know? Subscribe to our free eNewsletter here to keep up to date with everything in the luxury travel industry. Ponant‘s ninth ship, Le Dumont-d’Urville, has been delivered to the luxury cruise company. Le Dumont-d’Urville is the fourth in the PONANT EXPLORERS series, all of which have been delivered in the last 12 months. She was accepted by the company on 14 June, 2019, departing the port of Søvik in Norway bound for Bergen, ready to commence her maiden cruise.“The substantial expansion of our fleet allows us to offer our guests an increasing number of destinations, exceptional voyages and high-quality services. Market feedback is indeed excellent with very high levels of bookings.” said Jean Emmanuel Sauvée, CEO of PONANT. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more