Temporary and extreme weather response shelters open in BC

first_imgVICTORIA B.C. – The Government of B.C. is opening additional shelter spaces across the province for people experiencing homelessness so they have a safe and warm place to stay.Partnering with municipalities and non-profits in approx 65 communities, the Province is providing more than 1,400 temporary shelter spaces which will be open every night and offering meals.Fort St. John is the only community in Northeast B.C. that will receive part of this funding. A total of 26 spaces will be available a the Fort St. John Salvation Army building on 99 avenue. 750 extreme weather response shelters are available from Nov. 1, 2018, to March 31st, 2019. These shelters only open at the discretion of the community depending on weather conditions and how many spaces to make available depending on the capacity of the existing shelters and need.Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing says “Temporary and extreme weather shelters are crucial to ensuring the health and safety of people living on the street and getting them out of the cold and wet weather,”. She goes on to say, “These shelters not only have the potential to save lives – they also assist people in accessing the support and services they need to achieve housing stability.”Both the temporary and extreme weather shelter spaces add to the almost 2,000 permanent year-round spaces throughout B.C. There is room to add more of these shelters if needed.Learn More:To learn more about the Province’s emergency shelter program, visit: www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance/homelessness-services/emergency-shelter-programTo see a map of permanent and temporary shelters in B.C., visit: www.bchousing.org/Options/Emergency_Housing/Maplast_img read more

Work week starts with a shake small earthquake rattles central Alberta

first_imgSYLVAN LAKE, AB – Natural Resources Canada says there has been a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in central Alberta.The federal department’s website says the quake occurred around 5:55 a.m. local time Monday and was lightly felt in Red Deer and in the town of Sylvan Lake to the west.It says the quake was about a kilometre beneath the surface. There were no immediate reports of damage but Joanne Gaudet, communications officer for Sylvan Lake, says the power went out in most of the town.The utility company Fortis was expected to restore full service by mid-morning.The U.S. Geological Survey website says an earthquake similar to the one that struck Alberta has a sensation like a heavy truck striking a building that can rattle windows and may break some dishes or windows.Gaudet said there has been seismic activity in the past between Sylvan Lake and the community of Rocky Mountain House.Gaudet, who lives in Red Deer, said “at the very least it woke me up.”last_img read more

IMPROVING OVER TIME

first_imgMy son is in Class IX and suffers from mathematics phobia. Please suggest.Mrs. T. Sinha, Kolkata The problem your son is suffering from is very common among students. In our traditional mathematics classrooms, the subject poses a nightmare for those who have a slower grasping capacity. But mathematics can get really interesting with proper tutoring. What is fun is easy to learn. Online mathematics games, mental maths puzzles and introducing your son to the examples of day-to-day use of mathematics in the practical world can create a whole new excitement about the subject. Encourage him to spend more time with the subject and do not criticise wrong answers. Rather, emphasise on the process of solving the math problems. Changing his mindset towards mathematics no longer being a subject to be scared of and reassuring him that he too can be ‘good in maths’ can actually do wonders that might even surprise you. Good Luck! Also Read – Feel what you fearMy son is 19 years old and 5.2″ feet tall. He suffers from severe inferiority complex. What can we do? S. Pathak, New Delhi Napoleon complex or the short man syndrome hits the hardest at the age that your son is in. One way to deal with the complex is to break it down. Please help him understand that everyone on Earth is inferior to someone in some way and superior to someone in some other way. Moreover, he will be really surprised to know that the health benefits of being shorter weigh far more than its disadvantages. And as far as looks are concerned, there is much more to a man’s attributes of being tall, that can actually make him look charming and coveted in today’s world. Moreover, your son is only 19, so it can be possible to increase height up to the age of 21 years through healthy diet, regular exercise and swimming. All the very best. Also Read – Homecoming I am newly married. My husband is always travelling. I feel very depressed and lonely. M. Kanak, Noida I can understand how hard it can be for a newly married couple to stay away from each other. But in today’s economy, sometimes travelling becomes a necessity to keep a job. So, in order to cope with the ‘being away from each other’ syndrome make it a point to stay connected on calls and internet. Reinforce your commitment and trustworthiness towards each other by staying connected. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. When he is not around, you can focus on doing something that you enjoy doing. May be learn something new. Feel lucky that he is not stationed away from you or working for the military. Have some ‘me-time’ and spend your time finishing all the boring work and save your best moments to enjoy when he returns. Best wishes for the love birds. I love my husband and we dated for four years before marriage. Off late he is becoming very unromantic. What can I do? Name withheld During the courtship period, lovers put their best foot forward. But post a few years of marriage, partners usually start taking things for granted. That is where the problem creeps in. If you find your husband being unromantic, try finding ways to seduce him. Go for candlelit dinners, movies or even indulge in a long vacation together to a romantic place where there is no external interference. Try to figure out what he expects from you. Sometimes if a woman is very bossy in a marriage, the husband shuns from being himself. I would suggest you communicate with him clearly about your wants and walk towards an amicable solution. All the best! (Send your questions to roopshashotm@gmail.com)last_img read more

The NBAs Age Limit Is Broken

Could the NBA’s age limit be on its way out? In October, during an appearance on ESPN’s Mike & Mike, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that “it’s clear a change will come.” Silver indicated that he was open to working with the players’ union to potentially eliminate or at the least revise the age restriction. It was a reversal for Silver, who, as recently as 2014, made raising the league’s age minimum from 19 to 20 years old his top priority.The commissioner cited three reasons for his change of tune: recent NCAA scandals; that the two most recent No. 1 overall picks came from programs that didn’t make the the NCAA tournament;1Markelle Fultz at the University of Washington and Ben Simmons at Louisiana State University. and an increase in one-and-done college players declaring for the draft.Silver’s comments suggest that the league is ready to acknowledge that the age restriction is broken. In fact, the recent draft cycles indicate the draft is trending in the opposite direction of the age policy’s intended effect: Prospects are getting younger, not older.In 1995, Kevin Garnett was the fourth player ever drafted straight out of high school. His selection that year led the way for the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard and other high school phenoms to make the leap. But since 2006, players have had to be at least 19 years old, or one year removed from high school for international players, in order to be eligible for the draft.Initially, the age limit worked like anyone would have expected. The players who were taken in the 2006 draft were, on average, older and more experienced than the year before. In the first year under the age restriction, only two one-and-done players were drafted.Fast forward to 2015, when a record-breaking 13 freshmen were taken in the draft. The next year, that number increased to 14, and in the most recent draft, 18 one-and-done players were selected. That upswing in the number of freshmen in the draft has led to an overall decrease in the average age of draftees.Twenty players under the age of 20 were drafted this summer. In fact, more teenagers were drafted this year than in 2005, when 17- and 18-year-olds were eligible. Not many could have predicted that when the age limit was introduced.Below is a distribution of the ages of each player drafted each year since 1995. The past two draft classes were among the three youngest on average since the prep-to-pro era. In 2017, the youngest players were selected early and often. Nine of the top 10 picks were one-and-done players,2Frank Ntilikina, a 19-year-old international player, was the lone exception. and eight of the top 10 were under 20 years old. Meanwhile, the last picks of the draft were used on some of the oldest, most experienced college players. The only seniors drafted in the first round this year, Derrick White and Josh Hart, were taken with the last two picks by the San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz.This makes sense from a talent development perspective. Why draft a 22-year-old prospect when you can take a 19-year-old and spend those three additional years on developing him? The counterargument is that upperclassmen may be more NBA-ready their first year in the league. Malcolm Brogdon, last year’s 36th overall pick at 23 years old, was a fifth-year senior at the University of Virginia and later became the 2016-17 Rookie of the Year for the Milwaukee Bucks.With so much demand for the youngest players in the draft, you’d think organizations would be the most vocal supporter of eliminating the age restriction. But when GMs were polled this month about which NBA rule they believed needed to be changed the most, the age minimum received fewer votes than revisions to playoff seeding, the draft lottery/odds system, the timing of the draft combine and the advance-the-ball rule.The NBA itself is also partially to blame for the increase in one-and-done players. That’s because the incentives to leave school early are becoming harder to resist.Under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, rookies are offered a base salary that’s scaled according to when they’re taken in the draft3Rookies can sign to a team for as little as 80 percent and as much as 120 percent of that base salary. and is far below their true market value. That base that has increased sharply in recent years, with this year’s No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz at a base of $5,855,200, 36.6 percent more than the base salary five years ago for Anthony Davis, the No. 1 overall pick from 2012, and 56.1 percent more than the base 10 years ago for Andrea Bargnani, the No. 1 overall pick from 2006.But higher base salaries aren’t the only motivation for young players to enter the draft as early as possible: It also starts the clock on the rookie scale. Talented young players on a rookie contract are the most underpaid group in the league, and they remain that way for the duration of their deal. For a first-round pick, that means four seasons, with a massive bump in pay in their fifth season. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s salary leaped from a little under $3 million in 2016-17 to more than $22 million this season. The sooner a player enters the league, the sooner he has access to that second contract.In the end, it’s difficult to say what brought the influx of one-and-done players because of the inherent chicken-and-egg nature of the question. Did the demand for young talent drive up the supply? Or did the supply of young players increase because the incentive to leave college early became irresistible?Regardless, barring opposition from the players’ union, which has supported dropping the age minimum to 18, we’re likely to see a change that will send shockwaves through the NCAA, future drafts and the league as whole. Who or what is responsible for the sudden change?For starters, we can look at NBA organizations, which are increasingly valuing youth. In recent years, the difference in the age between the earliest and the last draft picks has increased. read more

Lighty leads Buckeyes in 8970 rout of Fighting Illini

On the shoulders of fifth-year senior forward David Lighty’s 17 second-half points, No. 2 Ohio State (26-2, 13-2 Big Ten) beat Illinois (17-11, 7-8 Big Ten), 89-70, Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center. The Illini hung with the Buckeyes early on and cut the OSU lead to 33-30 after a 3-pointer from senior point guard Demetri McCamey with six minutes to go in the first half. But the Illini scored just two points in the final six minutes as the Buckeyes closed the first 20 minutes on a 14-2 run. The run was capped by a 3-pointer from senior guard Jon Diebler as the half expired and, despite Illinois shooting a blistering 8 of 9 from beyond the 3-point line in the first half, the Buckeyes went to the break with a 47-32 lead. But Illinois, in desperate need of a resume-building win, wasn’t going to go away easy. The Illini started the second half on an 11-2 run and quickly cut the Buckeye lead to 49-43. Then Lighty took over. Although he had struggled in OSU’s last three games, Lighty scored the next 13 OSU points, culminating in a 3-pointer that put the Buckeyes up, 62-45, with less than 12 minutes remaining. Illinois wouldn’t get any closer than nine the rest of the way as OSU pulled away for a 19-point win. Lighty finished with 21 points, four rebounds and six steals. Junior guard William Buford added 17 points and freshman forward Jared Sullinger scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season. Senior forward Mike Davis led Illinois with 18 points on 8 of 14 shooting. read more

Launch of the Ports Authority Turks and Caicos Islands newsletter The Navigator

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Yesterday, the Ports Authority of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) launched the inaugural issue of its industry newsletter, The Navigator.Ports play a fundamental role in the development of the Turks and Caicos Islands. For many years, their importance to our economy has not been fully realized, yet we have come a long way from the days of the salt industry and sustenance trade with our neighbors as our ports now facilitate international cargo imports and cruise ship operations.In this inaugural edition, the Ports Authority seeks to raise greater awareness of the importance of ports to the sustainable development of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the maritime challenges we are currently faced with. In this issue, contributions have been made by the Hon. Premier, Chairman of the Ports Authority Board and the Director of Ports.The Navigator will be published on a quarterly basis. Our next issue is scheduled to be published in September 2017.Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Annual Wear Your Life Jacket To Work Day Promotes Safe Boating Practices

first_imgKelli Toth the Education and Spokesperson for The Office of Boating Safety: “This is actually a national effort, and the national safe boating council has started this effort internationally now. There are places all over the world participating in wear your life jacket to work day.” The annual “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day” event is the public kickoff for Safe Boating Week in Alaska, which runs from May 19-25. The goal of this event is to raise awareness of the versatility and comfort of modern life jackets. Boating is a way of life in Alaska but every year, several people die in boating accidents. Participants in this event can post their photos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/akboatsafety/ or Instagram using #AKBoat and #SafeBoating.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaskans are invited to join the Office of Boating Safety in promoting safe boating behavior by wearing their life jackets to work on Friday, May 18, and sharing their photos on social media. The Office of Boating Safety works to promote safe, and enjoyable boating. Additional resources for boaters can be found atwww.alaskaboatingsafety.orglast_img read more

Editors Have you Got what it Takes to be a Publisher too

first_imgEditors are about content. But if you move up the ladder, you need an understanding of the business side, too. Not yet 30, Laura Jeanne Hammond started as an intern with high school magazine Next Step in 1995, shortly after the magazine launched (and when she herself was a sophomore in high school). She took over as editor-in-chief about a month after graduating college and added on the title of publisher last year. Since she started with Next Step, the magazine has grown to reach 800,000 students and the number of high schools that get the magazine has grown to more than 20,500. In 2007, Next Step won an award for Periodical of the Year in the young adult category from the Association of Educational Publishers, beating out nominees like The Wall Street Journal’s Classroom Edition, Scholastic Art and The New York Times Upfront.At the recent FOLIO: Show, Hammond shared her tips for making the transition from editor to publisher and managing a broader staff than just the edit team. Think like a sales person: “As an editor, you have intimacy with the product. As a publisher, you have to articulate it. Make your products easier to understand. We designed PDFs with examples of our custom work so clients could quickly get a sense of what we can do. In 2007, we sold six custom programs. In just three months this year, we scheduled six. What can you offer that is more saleable? (Even if it means you’ll be out of your comfort zone.)” Get it out of your head and on paper: Utilize profit reports, inventory, detailed spreadsheets. Make others responsible too: Share budget responsibilities and hold daily huddles with direct reports. “I gave our editorial assistant the budget for freelance and I gave our print production coordinator the budget for photos. It’s amazing how many photos she could repurpose and stay under budget when it became her responsibility.”Make Meetings Count: Define each participant a role. “For example, print production reports on the number of covers, while I report on how close we are to budget.” Learn New Skill Sets: Specifically, learn Excel. “It makes math (and life) so much easier. When I became publisher, I also took an accounting class. You need to know the metrics and how to report on those metrics.” Develop key relationships: That ranges from key accounts to the Post Office rep to the printer. “As editor, if I had a bad day, maybe I didn’t have to talk to anybody. As publisher, I have to do it. You need to meet with the printer as much as possible to develop those relationships.” Learn everyone else’s job, then give it back to them: “This helps you know what they’re up against. You don’t have to be fluent, just able. And don’t forget the giving-it-back-to-them part.” Comparing Editor and Publisher ResponsibilitiesAs both editor-in-chief and publisher of Next Step, Laura Jean Hammond’s duties vary greatly. Here is a breakdown of her responsibilities.last_img read more

Seagate unleashes a slew of new storage drives at CES 2019

first_img1:07 LaCie Mobile Drive Space Gray Diamond Cut full metal design Up to 540MB-per-second transfer speeds Slim design USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, and USB compatibility)USB-C and USB 3.0 cables includedPre-formatted exFAT for compatibility Mac & PCLaCie ToolKit Mirror/Backup moduleThree-year warranty with rescue data recovery servicesOne-month Adobe All-Apps Plan includedAvailable in up to 5TB of storageAvailable in two colors: space gray and moon silver Shipping: End of JanuaryPricing: TBDlacie-mobile-drive-2tb-space-gray-bob-hi-resEnlarge ImageThe LaCie 2TB Mobile drive attached to a Mac. Seagate LaCie Mobile SSD Space Gray Diamond Cut full metal design Up to 540MB-per-second transfer speeds Only 9mm thick and 100g 3-meter drop resistantUSB-C (Thunderbolt 3, and USB compatibility)USB 3.0 cable includedPre-formatted exFAT for compatibility with Mac and PCLaCie ToolKit Mirror/Backup moduleThree-year warranty with rescue data recovery servicesOne-month Adobe All-Apps Plan includedAvailable in up to 2TB of storageShipping: End of JanuaryPricing: TBDIn January Seagate will also be shipping its new FireCuda 510 M.2 PCIe NVMe internal SSD geared toward PC gamers and the IronWolf 110, which Seagate bills as the the “world’s first purpose-built NAS SSD.”As soon as we get more info we’ll update this post. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 42 Photos Now playing: Watch this: 85 Photos Enlarge ImageThe Ultra Touch has a fabric finish. Seagate Seagate typically introduces a number of new products at CES each year and this year’s no exception. Once again it’s opened the product spigot, with a number of storage options including new drives from its premium LaCie brand. We’re still awaiting pricing on some of the new models, but here’s a quick look the new Seagate 2019 offerings: Backup Plus Ultra Touch Tactile textile industrial designType-C compatibility for the latest laptops Optional data security with Seagate Secure Password protection with 256-AES Hardware EncryptionToolkit backup with auto syncWorks with PCs and Macs out of the boxexFAT, no need to install driverOne-year Mylio Create planAutomatic storytelling with Life Calendar and natural searchesMulti-device synchronizationCloud-free backup+optimized images on devices, master files on driveTwo-month Adobe CC Photography membership1TB ($70) and 2TB ($90) of storageShipping in Februarybup-portable-family-hi-resEnlarge ImageBackup Plus Portable. Seagate Backup Slim and Backup Plus Portable Metal top cover with textured finishWorks with PCs and Macs out of the boxexFAT, no need to install driverOne-year Mylio Create planAutomatic storytelling with Life Calendar and natural searchesMulti-device synchronization (access content on your drive from all your devices)Cloud-free backup+optimized images on devices, master files on driveTwo-month Adobe CC Photography membershipBackup Plus Slim: 1TB ($60) and 2TB ($80) Backup Plus Portable: 4TB ($120) and 5TB ($130) Shipping in March Some of the most anticipated tech for 2019 CES 2019center_img New Seagate and LaCie storage drives Tags 0 All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Share your voice Post a comment Peripheralslast_img read more

Galaxy S10 camera gets Instagram Mode for your selfie sharing

first_imgSamsung announced Instagram Mode on Wednesday. James Martin/CNET Samsung wants to make it easier to share your photos and videos to Instagram. The Korean electronics giant on Wednesday announced Instagram Mode, a feature for the new Galaxy S10’s camera that has direct integration with the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app. The feature lets you use Instagram’s camera filters and access Instagram Stories and stickers. You can also upload your photo or video without leaving the camera app. 1:22 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with new Instagram mode Samsung Event Mobile World Congress 2019 Instagram Mode is only available on the Galaxy S10, though, if you already have Instagram downloaded on your phone. “We’ve worked together to rethink the Instagram experience on the S10,” Instagram head Adam Mosseri said at Samsung’s Unpacked event Wednesday in San Francisco. He added that Samsung’s new phone will be “the best way to express yourself on Instagram.” To introduce the feature, Mosseri took a selfie on stage with DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business. Share your voicecenter_img “Instagram’s mission is to bring you closer to the people and things you love, and we’re always working on new ways for people to express themselves and connect with their friends,” an Instagram spokeswoman said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing what people will share.”Earlier in the presentation, Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a large screen that folds in half to make it more portable. Wednesday’s event marks an important moment for Samsung as it tries to drive more excitement for its products. It’s become harder for manufacturers to cram new innovations into their rectangular slabs of glass each year, but even so prices keep going up. Suffering from both phone fatigue and sticker shock, many of us are hanging onto our devices longer than before. Samsung, Apple and everyone else need to work harder to woo us into spending.Smartphone shipments dropped 5 percent to 376 million units last year, according to Strategy Analytics. Last month, Samsung reported a steep drop in revenue and profits as the sluggish smartphone market took its toll. Most of its businesses, from chips to displays, felt the effects of weaker demand and stiffer competition in the handset sector. Smartphone sales declined, memory chips destined for handsets didn’t sell as well and mobile displays suffered.First published Feb. 20 at 11:53 a.m. PT.Update 12:17 p.m. PT: Adds more detail. Post a comment Mobile Instagram’s Adam Mosseri and Samsung’s DJ Koh test out the S10’s new “Instagram mode” on stage at #Unpacked2019 pic.twitter.com/BOYsTPzJ07— Kaya Yurieff (@kyurieff) February 20, 2019 0 Instagram Samsunglast_img read more

Twitters new camera makes it easier to post pics fast

first_img 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. The Cheapskate Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read the Rylo camera preview Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Applications Mobile Digital Media,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. 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. Read the AirPods review $60 at Best Buy Sprint Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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. $999 $210 at Best Buy Turo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Tags Comments Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best Buy 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. Boost Mobile Read Google Home Hub review Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $155 at Google Express 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). Turo: Save $30 on any car rental The updated camera looks similar to Snapchat. You can now swipe left to take a picture or video and post it on Twitter right away with captions. Last month, it was rumored that Twitter was working on a “News Camera” feature that lets you add Snapchat-style captions to photos, videos and live broadcasts. The feature was rumored to be called Moments. Twitter removed its original Moments feature from its Android and iOS apps in October. Share your voice $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET 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. See It Rylo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. Twitter gave its camera tool a makeover. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter wants you to get the shot fast — and share it, of course.The social media platform on Wednesday said it’s rolling out an updated camera to all mobile users over the next few days. Twitter says the updated camera is simpler to use and lets you post photos “with a swipe and few taps right from your Home timeline.” DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $299 at Amazon $999 See at Amazon Tags $520 at HP See at Turo Angela Lang/CNET See it? Tweet it! Our updated camera is just a swipe away, so you get the shot fast. Rolling out to all of you over the next few days. pic.twitter.com/moOEFO2nQq— Twitter (@Twitter) March 13, 2019 See It See It $999 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. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. $59 at eBay See it Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $6 at Tidal 0 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. Apple iPhone XS Read DJI Osmo Action preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Chris Monroe/CNET 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. Post a comment 7 Amazonlast_img read more

Apple has reportedly signaled a new MacBook Pro

first_img Apple’s WWDC brought dark mode, $6,000 cheese graters… • reading • Apple’s next 13-inch MacBook Pro pops up in FCC documents Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $1,399 0 Apple See All Share your voice Mentioned Above Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, space gray, 2017) $1,184 Best Buy See It In the FCC ID database, an application by Apple for laptop computer A2159 can now be seen, filed on July 1. “We, Apple Inc., are applying for an FCC grant for a Single Certification of the device: MacBook Pro,” Apple’s application letter says. “The MacBook Pro, Model A2159 is a laptop computer, with built-in IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac radio and Bluetooth radio.” The bottom of the MacBook Pro laptop can also be seen in one image on the FCC application. Apple MacBook Pro Apple Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but the FCC application mirrors one of seven reported MacBook registrations in the Eurasian Economic Commission database last month. The models were filed on June 14, and are listed as the A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182 and A2251, MacRumors reported at the time. The EEC filings are a legal requirement to sell encrypted devices in Russia and other countries, MacRumors said, and they’ve previously foretold the announcement of new iPhones, iPads, iPad Pros, Apple Watches, Macs and AirPods. Post a comment Now playing: Watch this:center_img Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? There could be a new MacBook Pro in your future. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple’s next MacBook Pro model appears to have been filed in an application to the US Federal Communications Commission. The documents say the laptop will be a 13-inch model, 9to5Mac reported Tuesday. Apple had unveiled a slight update to its MacBook Pro lineup during its WWDC event last month. Its 13- and 15-inch computers now feature Intel’s faster eighth- and ninth-generation Core processors, including an eight-core version. The company also announced a redesigned keyboard for the MacBook Pro. 46 Photos See it 4:32 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Tags Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Preview • Apple takes light-touch approach to 13-inch MacBook Pro update Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Computers Laptops FCC Applelast_img read more

Indias largest trade fair kicks off 7000 firms from 28 countries participate

first_imgThe 35th edition of India’s largest trade fair kicked off on Saturday at the sprawling Pragati Maidan grounds New Delhi with President Pranab Mukherjee calling it an opportunity for India to strengthen its bilateral trade relations with the world.”The India International Trade Fair (IITF) is a brand name enjoying recognition from around the world. This annual celebration of trade is to develop our (India’s) bilateral relations with the rest of the world,” said Mukherjee in his inaugural address in New Delhi.The two-week exposition concludes on 27 November, with the first five days reserved exclusively for business visitors.Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the event is of a “global stature” and would see participation by at least 28 countries. This edition of the IITF will follow the theme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative “Make in India”.This year, while Afghanistan is the partner country, Bangladesh has been roped in as the focus country. Within India, Goa and Jharkhand are partner states, while Madhya Pradesh is the focus state.According to the organisers, over 7,000 firms from India and overseas are participating in the fair. The overseas participation is from countries including Egypt, Bhutan, China, Cuba, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey and the UAE.The last year’s event saw a footfall of over 14 lakh, registering a 9% increase in the number of visitors in 2013. This apart, 63 business delegations from 41 countries, besides a large number of people from foreign missions in Delhi, also visited the fair.last_img read more

ONGC to get some drilling assets from Reliance Industries BG Group

first_imgIndia’s Reliance Industries and U.K.-based natural gas company BG Group said Wednesday they would transfer drilling infrastructure of an abandoned gas field to state-run Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC). This would help ONGC develop a large gas reserve, sources were quoted as saying by Reuters.Executives of Reliance Industries, BG Group and ONGC had inked an agreement Tuesday night in New Delhi to finally close the long battle between the partners of shutting down the depleted Tapti Oil Field, situated in the Arabia Sea.Meanwhile, ONGC was reportedly planning to invest about $1.5 billion (about Rs 9,996 crore) to develop the Daman Field, which is located next to Tapti. By finalising this deal, the company would maintain control of the costs.The Tapti gas field, off the west coast, used to yield 0.6 billion cubic feet (BCF) during the July-September quarter, down from 3.9 BCF during the same period a year earlier. The gas field, which is owned by Reliance Industries, closed production in December 2015, Press Trust of India reported.”Production from Tapti (was) lower on account of natural decline. Production from the Tapti field is expected to cease in 3Q FY2016,” Reliance Industries had announced in a regulatory filing with the BSE.The Reliance Industries stock closed at Rs. 1,065.45 Wednesday, up 1.75 percent from its previous close. The ONGC stock closed at Rs. 213, up 1.28 percent from its previous close.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

US to welcome madeinIndia MercedesBenz GLC soon a blow to China

first_imgAs the trade standoff between United States of America (USA) and China over punitive tariffs on vehicles and auto parts intensified, it looks like the development has turned beneficial for India. Mercedes-Benz India, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Germany’s Daimler AG will be the new exporter of GLC SUV for the US market leaving behind China as a critical market and manufacturing base in Asia.A report in Automotive News claims Mercedes-Benz has already started shipments from its India plant at Chakan near Pune and the made-in-India GLCs should reach the US next month. The GLC is one of the bestselling models of Mercedes-Benz in the North American market. Made-in-India Mercedes-Benz GLC rolled outPR Handout”The SUV GLC is in great demand worldwide,” Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran said. “Therefore, Mercedes-Benz uses the capacities of its global production network on four continents. This also includes the Mercedes-Benz plant in Pune.” The GLC units that are currently being sold in the US are built in Bremen, Germany and the US subsidiary has no plans to produce the SUV in its Vance factory, Alabama.The cost of shipping Mercedes-Benz GLC units to the US from Pune plant in India is higher than from Bremen, but the overall economics are tempered by other costs, including lower labour rates in India, the report adds. Mercedes-Benz GLC Celebration EditionMercedes-Benz IndiaFord exports EcoSport to the US from Chennai plantAmerican carmaker started sales of EcoSport in its home country starting from January 2017 and all the variant for the US market is being exported from the Chennai plant in India. Ford Chennai’s plant currently manufactures EcoSport for the domestic market as well as for markets such as South Africa, Taiwan, Australia and several European countries. US-spec Ford EcoSportFord MediaIndia as the export manufacturing baseIn addition to Mercedes-Benz and Ford, many automakers use India as their vehicle manufacturing hub. Ford’s fellow American auto giant General Motors uses Talegaon plant in Pune solely for exports while Nissan and Volkswagen cars made-in-India are bestselling models in many Latin American markets.Source: Automotive Newslast_img read more

Hurricane Maria wreaks devastation in Dominica

first_imgThis satellite image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Hurricane Maria at 1130 UTC on 19 September, 2017. Photo: AFPHurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday, with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.Maria, which has been fluctuating in intensity between a Category Four and Category Five hurricane on its path through the Caribbean, hit Dominica with winds of up to 160 miles (257 kilometres) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.“We have lost all what money can buy and replace,” Dominica’s premier Roosevelt Skerrit posted on Facebook, saying there were initial reports of “widespread devastation”.“My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains.”Earlier, he said his roof had been blown off and house flooded, leaving him “at the complete mercy of the hurricane”.After being rescued, Skerrit appealed for “help of all kinds” but noted specifically that authorities would need helicopters to survey the damage.Dominica’s airport and ports have been closed.After moving across the tropical island of 72,000 people, Maria churning north towards the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.The British archipelago, which is still mopping up after Hurricane Irma earlier this month, has been under curfew since Monday, with residents ordered to stay indoors until after the storm, which is expected to hit Wednesday.“Our islands are extremely vulnerable right now,” the territory’s premier Orlando Smith said in a statement, warning that the storm could turn debris left by Irma into dangerous projectiles.The NHC warned Maria would “remain extremely dangerous” as it passed over the British and US territories.‘Everything shaking’ -The French territory of Guadeloupe-the bridgehead for aid for Irma-hit French territories-found itself in the eye of the storm on Tuesday.Heavy rain lashed the island and several areas were without power.“Everything around me is shaking,” a former French minister told BFMTV channel from his home in the south of the 400,000-strong island, which was on maximum-level “violet” alert.French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said 110 more soldiers would be deployed to the region to reinforce about 3,000 people already there shoring up security, rebuilding infrastructure and distributing aid after Irma.He warned of “major difficulties” if Guadeloupe was hard hit.The Dominican Republic, whose east coast was battered by Irma, ordered citizens in part of the north to evacuate ahead of Maria’s arrival.St Kitts, Nevis, the British island of Montserrat, Culebra and Vieques are also on alert.Martinique, a French island south of Dominica, suffered power outages but avoided major damage.Preparing for the worst -Criticised for the pace of relief efforts in their overseas territories devastated by Irma, Britain, France and the Netherlands said they were boosting resources for the Caribbean.“We are planning for the unexpected, we are planning for the worst,” said Chris Austin, head of a UK military task force set up to deal with Irma, as the British Virgin Islands readied for a new onslaught.On the island of St Martin, which is split between France and the Netherlands, authorities announced a red alert ahead of Maria’s arrival.“We’re watching its trajectory very closely, and we’re preparing for the worst-case scenario,” said local official Anne Laubies.The Dutch navy tweeted that troops were heading to the two tiny neighbouring islands of Saba and St Eustatius to ensure security following widespread complaints after the first hurricane of looting and lawlessness on St Martin, among the worst hit by Irma, with 14 killed.Hurricane series -Irma left around 40 people dead altogether in the Caribbean before churning west and pounding Florida, where the death toll stood at 50 Monday.It broke records when it whipped up winds of 295 kilometres per hour for more than 33 hours straight.Another hurricane, Jose, is also active in the Atlantic and has triggered tropical storm warnings for the northeastern United States.Many scientists are convinced that megastorms such as Irma, and Harvey before it, are intensified by the greater energy they can draw from oceans that are warming as a result of climate change.last_img read more

Houston School Board To Start Interviews With Superintendent Candidates

first_imgThe Houston Independent School District has been hunting for a new superintendent for months. This weekend trustees will start to interview candidates.They are scheduled to gather Friday and Saturday to talk with candidates to lead the state’s largest school district, according to the board’s publicly announced meetings.But the interviews and the candidates themselves won’t be made public. They’ll meet at a business office away from HISD headquarters.To guide the search, HISD hired a firm to ask community members what they wanted and develop a leadership profile.That wish list includes someone who’s focused on the community, who is culturally competent and racially sensitive and someone has experience working in a large school system.HISD is looking to replace longtime superintendent Terry Grier, who retired in February. The district’s chief financial officer Ken Huewitt has stepped in as interim schools chief since then. Sharelast_img read more

Prosecutor Former Texas Nurse Confessed In Deaths Of Babies

first_imgIn 1984, Genene Jones was convicted of killing a toddler. 34 years later, she is being charged with five more charges of murder. She made several chilling confessions while in a Texas prison, according to court testimony by a prosecutor. https://t.co/nB0vJMZXhj— Texas Monthly (@TexasMonthly) April 19, 2018 “I really did kill those babies.” In newly revealed prison statements, former Texas nurse Genene Jones, accused in five decades-old child murders, blamed the “voices in my head.” https://t.co/LEU0QO4MVr— Peter Elkind (@peterelkind) April 19, 2018 A Texas prosecutor said an imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care.Bexar County prosecutor Jason Goss revealed the confessions Wednesday during a court hearing for 67-year-old Genene Jones.Goss said Jones told a parole board in 1998 that she injected children. He said Jones in another instance told a board member that, “I really did kill those babies.”Jones has served decades in prison following her murder conviction in 1984. She was scheduled to be released last month, but prosecutors filed additional murder charges, citing new evidence.She has pleaded not guilty to those charges. Her attorney, Cornelius Cox, wasn’t immediately available Thursday to comment on Goss’ claims.Judge denies speedy trial request for baby killer and former pediatric nurse Genene Jones, @elizabeth2863 reports @ExpressNews #SanAntoniohttps://t.co/QHDsf5QzSk pic.twitter.com/TpKEoyQ7eg— Peggy O’Hare (@Peggy_OHare) April 18, 2018center_img Sharelast_img read more

Sports Monday Rockets 3Pointers – And Championship Dreams – Fall Short

first_imgEzra Shaw/Getty ImagesSteph Curry guards James Harden in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Golden State handed the Rockets their worst playoff loss in franchise history, 126-85. Listen For the Rockets, a team that took – and made – more three-pointers than any other NBA team in history, missing 27 consecutive three-pointers in their Game 7 loss in the Western Conference Finals Monday night stings especially hard. And it ended a Rockets season with more promise than any in more than 20 years.We break down what went wrong in Games 6 and 7 against the Warriors – along with the latest Astros news and other developments in Houston sports – with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. Xcenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /08:33 Sharelast_img read more

ICE Confirms 27 Cases Of Mumps In Detention Facilities Across Texas

first_imgCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)3-D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped mumps virus particle.Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told News 88.7 on Thursday there are 27 confirmed cases of mumps in detention facilities across Texas.As we reported this week, there are 13 cases in the Houston area. The Houston Contract Detention Facility has eight confirmed cases and the Joe Corley Detention Facility, located in Conroe, has five cases.Seven cases of mumps among Houston ICE detainees were first reported on Saturday. The Houston Health Department said in a statement that the seven adults were detained during their infectious period, and that there was no evidence the disease was transmitted outside the facility.The remaining 14 cases of mumps are in the San Antonio Area of Responsibility (AOR), as ICE refers to the geographical sections within the state. The largest cluster of cases is at the South Texas ICE Processing Center, in Pearsall, where ten people are infected.ICE also confirmed two cases at the Rio Grande Detention Center, in the Laredo area; one case at the Laredo Processing Center; and one case at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Bayview, Texas.Another 17 ICE detainees at the Johnson County Jail in Cleburne are under medical segregation after prior exposure to an active mumps case. Officials said those individuals will be returned to the general population in detention once the incubation period has passed and they test negative for the virus.Though most people recover within weeks from mumps, it is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing.Symptoms of mumps include fever, body aches, loss of appetite and swelling of the parotid glands. In rare cases, it can lead to more severe complications that require hospitalization.The mumps vaccine is a routine part of childhood shots in the United States, though not all countries have as high vaccination rates. Sharelast_img read more