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Nexen charged after two workers at Alberta plant killed in explosion

first_imgEDMONTON – Nexen Energy is facing workplace charges following the deaths of two oilsands workers in northern Alberta.The men had been doing maintenance work in a hydrogen compressor building at the company’s Long Lake upgrader near Anzac on Jan. 15, 2016, when there was an explosion.Drew Foster, 52, of Niagara Falls, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene and David Williams, 30, of Scotchtown, N.S., later died in hospital.Nexen Energy (TSX:NXY), a Calgary-based subsidiary of Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd., has been charged with eight offences.Some of the charges relate to ensuring a compressor was properly serviced and that staff in charge of the machine had read its operating manual and safety rules.Nicole Appleton with Alberta Labour says the company is to appear in Fort McMurray provincial court Feb. 14.last_img read more

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Czech government office stops using Huawei mobile phones

first_imgPRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic’s prime minister has ordered his government office to stop using mobile phones by Chinese telecoms company Huawei.Tuesday’s announcement by Prime Minister Andrej Babis comes a day after the country’s National Cyber and Information Security Agency warned that the hardware and software made by Huawei and another Chinese telecommunications company, ZTE, pose a security threat.Huawei has denied the allegations.The Industry and Trade ministry immediately said it would do the same and other government ministries that use Huawei products are likely to follow suit.Huawei has become the target of U.S. security concerns because of its ties to the Chinese government. The U.S. has pressured other countries to limit use of its technology, warning they could be opening themselves up to surveillance and theft of information.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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We want balanced trade with India Chinese envoy

first_imgKolkata: Consul general of China in Kolkata, Zha Liyou said on Tuesday that his country is keen on balanced trade with India as it is always beneficial and inclusive. There is greater need for boosting trade and investment between the two countries, he said on economic ties between the two countries. “We do not want to have trade deficit with India. We want a bilateral balanced trade as it is always mutually inclusive”, he told the Bharat Chamber of Commerce here Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Liyou said that Yunan Provincial Investment Infrastructure would come to West Bengal after the Lok Sabha election to discuss possible investment avenues between Kunming and Kolkata, the sister cities. Besides, there is great need for creating a good environment through more people to people contact. Talking about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proposed by China, Liyou said it is directed by a mutually constructed and shared vision and China is a great supporter for multilateralism. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway ` “Our country is open today. In a few days time, China is going to hold the BRI convention where delegates from 40 countries and various business leaders would be present”, he said. The Chinese envoy invited India to participate in the Import-Export event in China during the later part of the year. He said a six-member delegation from Yunan had come to Kolkata to attend the Bengal Blobal Business Summit. “A similar event will be held in Yunan on June 10 and 11 which will be big event”, he said. The Consular General’s office in Kolkata is in charge of the five states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chattisgarh and Bihar.last_img
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High fat diet may cause depression

first_imgDietary fats can enter the brain through the bloodstream, and cause alterations that could lead to depression, according to a study that may pave the way for new therapies to treat the disorder. The team also found that by decreasing the expression of a specific enzyme, symptoms of obesity-linked depression can be reduced. Study shows that saturated fatty acids enter brain through the bloodstream, and thereafter accumulate and affect crucial brain signals related to depression. Obesity and depression have long been linked, however the mechanisms of how obesity affects depression and vice versa have not been understood.last_img

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Would TCU Have Given Oregon A Better Game

The first College Football Playoff game ever played, Thursday’s Rose Bowl between the Oregon Ducks against the Florida State Seminoles, promised to be a classic featuring two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks. Instead, it was a one-sided romp that saw Oregon outscore Florida State 41-7 in the second half en route to a 39-point victory.Plenty of observers enjoyed the schadenfreude of seeing Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston lose his first game as a college starter, particularly in light of Winston’s off-field comportment. But the blowout loss also amplified questions about whether Florida State should have been granted a playoff berth in the first place.Going into the playoff, there wasn’t much debate over the selection committee‘s top two teams, Alabama and Oregon, but there was plenty of controversy surrounding the admittance of Florida State and Ohio State over TCU and Baylor. In addition to the strange leapfrog Florida State and Ohio State made over TCU in the final edition of the committee’s rankings, a number of oddsmakers suggested both jilted Texas schools would be favored at a neutral field over either the Seminoles or Buckeyes.Some of that second-guessing looks silly after Ohio State beat Alabama in Thursday’s Sugar Bowl, earning a trip to face Oregon in the CFP’s championship game, hours after Baylor blew a 20-point 4th quarter lead against Michigan State to lose the Cotton Bowl. But in conjunction with TCU’s 39-point obliteration of Ole Miss (who placed ninth in the committee’s final rankings) in the Peach Bowl on Wednesday, Florida State’s humiliating loss to Oregon has, predictably, led to calls that TCU should have been in the playoff instead.Statistically, there’s something to that criticism. Going into the bowls, Florida State ranked tenth in ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) rating, which emphasizes per-drive scoring margin and downplays the theory that a team could have a knack for consistently winning close games, rather than just getting lucky. The Seminoles had been 13-0 before their meeting with Oregon, but the Seminoles’ point differential suggested they deserved a record more like 10-3 or even 9-4. The Seminoles’ year of living dangerously finally caught up with them.By contrast, TCU had ranked fifth in the FPI before the bowls, and currently sits at No. 4 behind Oregon, Alabama (who still rank second despite their loss), and Ohio State. Knowing what we know now, and using the historical distribution of actual point margins for a given prediction (based on an FPI-like Elo variant for seasons since the start of the BCS era), there’s a 98.2 percent probability that TCU’s point differential versus Oregon would have been closer than Florida State’s margin of defeat Thursday, and a 54 percent chance that TCU would cover the point spread if they were made a touchdown underdog against the Ducks.Then again, based on the pregame FPI ratings, Oregon’s 39-point win in the Rose Bowl also represented the 98th percentile of all possible outcomes for a game against Florida State at a neutral site. If they were to play again today, FPI’s current data says there’s a 96.6 percent probability the Seminoles would put forth a better showing the second time around.Hindsight is 20/20. So while it’s likely that TCU was, and is, a better team than Florida State, it was difficult at the time to argue for an undefeated Power 5 conference team to be left out of the playoff field, even if their record was out of step with their point differential.And even now, the gulf between the two teams isn’t as wide as it seems after TCU had a 99th percentile performance in the Peach Bowl and Florida State had a 2nd percentile performance in the Rose Bowl. FPI says TCU would be favored by about 4.5 points on a neutral field, meaning there’d still be roughly a 39 percent chance of a Florida State victory even after accounting for the events of the past few days. read more

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Ohio State Buckeyes turn attention to Northwestern

Working on special teamsFreshman punter Cameron Johnston was named Big Ten special teams player of the week after planting all six of his punts inside Wisconsin’s 20-yard line.Meyer said he was pleased with the Australian’s performance against the Badgers, but that improvement is still needed.“I’ve graded him about a C- (through five games),” Meyer said. “His average hang time was just under four seconds, which is completely unacceptable.”The punter agreed with his head coach, despite having a 55-yard punt late in the game that gave the Badgers poor field position as they tried to tie the game.“It’s great to finally get out there and be able to finally have a really good game, but there’s still plenty of stuff to work on,” Johnston said. “But right now, that’s really good.”Coombs said the entire special teams unit must be efficient, not just the punter.“We want to cover kicks, we want to split the field and make sure the other team doesn’t return the ball,” Coombs said.The Buckeyes and Wildcats are set to face off Saturday at 8 p.m. at Ryan Field. Big Ten recognitionFor the third week in a row, an OSU player has been named Big Ten offensive or co-offensive player of the week. Earning the honor against the Badgers was junior quarterback Braxton Miller, following in the footsteps of redshirt-senior Kenny Guiton, who won the award while filling in for Miller the previous two weeks.Miller threw for 198 yards and four touchdowns against Wisconsin and added running 83 yards rushing on 22 carries.“I thought his preparation for the game was one of the best he’s had,” Meyer said of Miller. “His practice was one of the best he’s had as far as Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday. I thought his accuracy on the deep ball was outstanding.”OSU’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Tom Herman was a little harder on the Buckeye signal caller.“Not great, he still made some mental mistakes that can be corrected in terms of some reads,” Herman said. “We’ve still got to do a better job of when he does decide to scramble of going vertically, not losing yards. It’s much easier to call second and eight than it is to call second and 14.”Herman mentioned how OSU would rather run the ball than throw it, saying “when we throw it, it’s because you have inhibited our ability to run it.” Prepping for the Wildcat defense is similar in that sense.“There’s a lot of different ways that you can say ‘let’s stop the run,’” Herman said. “How they decide to do it and how they have, at least on video, is a little bit different than Wisconsin, but I think that the commitment to stopping the run is not going to change.” Redshirt-senior safety Corey “Pitt” Brown (3) warms up before a game against Buffalo Aug. 31 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 40-20.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State Buckeyes sport the nation’s longest winning streak at 17 games as they head into their first Big Ten road game of 2013.The Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0) are set to face an opponent whose record is also unblemished — the Northwestern Wildcats — and will be playing under the lights for the second week in a row.OSU coach Urban Meyer has faced Northwestern only once in his coaching career, winning a 43-42 thriller in 2001 while at Bowling Green. ESPN College GameDay will be in Evanston, Ill., for the game, and the Wildcats will have had an extra week to prepare, coming off a bye week. Who will replace Christian Bryant?Coming off a physical matchup with the Wisconsin Badgers, Meyer said the team is being careful this week in practice.“We had to be very cautious on how we operated (Sunday),” Meyer said. “I’m going to be very smart how we do Tuesday and Wednesday, because that’s usually very physical. Today (Monday) I’m getting a feel for how our guys are when they are going through the training room and treatment. It is what it is. It’s part of the season.”Meyer and his staff have the task of replacing senior safety Christian Bryant, who broke his left ankle late in the 31-24 win.Likely to replace Bryant is redshirt-senior safety Corey “Pitt” Brown, who Meyer said has a bit of advantage over other players like freshman Vonn Bell or redshirt-freshman Tyvis Powell because of his experience.Special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs agreed.“I think as we sit here (Monday) afternoon that “Pitt” Brown will go in there and play,” Coombs said. “I don’t know exactly the configuration of how all those guys are fit going into the week and some of that will be developed and discussed during practice.” read more

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Wire Fraud scams sucking in islanders court cases coming

first_img Related Items:Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, scams, wire fraud Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Aug 2015 – Police are warning about a growing trend which is seeing residents out of their hard earned cash. There are three cases set for TCI court, with complainants and defendants from the Turks and Caicos; it is unclear the exact charges. Money transfer scams are not new but they are on the rise and it seems some islanders are being sucked into sending strangers money by wire transfer, which makes the con artists nearly impossible to catch. The bogus businesses are functioning out of Jamaica and Africa. The requests can come by text, by email and usually make demands for you to act right away. The Financial Crimes Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force explained in a media statement that it is best to check even people you know, to verify their identity. Whether it is a claim that you have won the lottery, an offer for a deal which seems too good to be true or requests to give out personal banking or credit card information over the phone, the FCU says “don’t fall for it.” Prostitution crack down necessary says Premier to Police Commish New: Tourist man fell or pushed; Police investigating Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police read for kindergarten children as part of school programlast_img read more

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Levein urges Celtic and Rangers to pay for VAR

first_imgHearts manager Craig Levein has called for the introduction of video-assisted referees (VAR) in Scottish football and suggested Celtic and Rangers could pay for it.Levein has furiously criticized Scottish referees as his side has paid dearly for two wrongful decisions just in the past week.The latest was a controversial late penalty for St Johnstone in midweek, as Hearts had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw.The Scottish Professional Football League ran an estimate for the cost of VAR, and it would cost £1m per season, and Levein believes Celtic and Rangers can pay for it as they earn money from playing in Europe this season.“I read recently that Ajax gave up their European money to take up the plastic pitches and put down grass pitches for the rest of the clubs in the league,” Levein told Sky Sports.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Maybe the Old Firm would give up their European money to put VAR in for everybody.“Unless we find somebody. Somebody bought Hampden so maybe somebody could put the money in to bring VAR in. It would certainly help referees.“VAR for me is the answer to the problem. As it is just now you just get one shot at it. It happens in rugby and it seems to be quite popular, there are less mistakes.“I think it’s a good idea, it’s just where we are going to find the money for it.”last_img read more

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Pep happy with De Bruynes Man of the Match display

first_imgPep Guardiola revealed he was proud of Kevin De Bruyne’s performance in the club’s 5-0 routing of Burnley FC in the Fourth round of the FA Cup.Midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne was in superb form as provided two assists in addition to his stunning long-range strike in what was a Man of the Match display to earn the plaudits of his managerGuardiola admitted the Belgian still needs minutes to regain his best form but is pleased with the playmaker’s recovery.“It’s not easy when players have long injuries,” he said via the club’s website. “That’s why we tried to handle his minutes.“Of course, we need him because he’s so clever and aggressive in his game. He helps a lot.”Asked if he would relish or fear the prospect of a Manchester Derby in the FA Cup Fifth Round draw, Guardiola replied: “I can’t control the draw!jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“It’s important to be in there. United have also won eight games in a row but I don’t know what the draw will be.“Hopefully, we can go through.”Up next for Man City is a League tie away to struggling Newcastle United as they bid to maintain their chase on League leaders, Liverpool.Ohhh Kevin De Bruyne 🎶 Here’s City’s 3rd goal, with a rocket coming from De Bruyne ⚽️ (3-0)#MCFC #MCIBUR pic.twitter.com/E9t74wwqiw— City Central (@City_CentraI) January 26, 2019last_img read more

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New Balboa Park project could eliminate significant amount of parking

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new project is being considered in Balboa Park and it aims to remove parking from some museums in the park, including in front of the new Comic Con museum.The goal is to replace the parking spaces with more green spaces throughout the park.Some estimate that the park has $250 million in deferred maintenance, and critics of the new parking plan say that should be the focus.Councilmember Mark Kersey spoke to KUSI’s Dan Plante about the situation. Posted: August 14, 2019 August 14, 2019 New Balboa Park project could eliminate significant amount of parking KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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IRS Extends Tax Deadline For Those In Earthquake Disaster Area

first_imgIndividuals who reside or have a business in the Municipality of Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula Borough and Matanuska-Susitna Borough may qualify for tax relief. In addition, penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after Nov. 30, 2018, and before Dec. 17, 2018, will be abated as long as the deposits were made by Dec. 17, 2018. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area must call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request this tax relief. For more details visit the official IRS website. This includes 2018 individual income tax returns and payments normally due on April 15, 2019. It also includes the quarterly estimated income tax payments due on Jan. 15, 2019 and April 15, 2019 and the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on Jan. 31, 2019. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska residents impacted by the November 30 earthquake may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major disaster occurred in the State of Alaska. Following the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced today that affected taxpayers in certain areas will receive tax relief. The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after Nov. 30, 2018 and before April 30, 2019, are granted additional time to file through April 30, 2019.last_img read more

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Sale of Nielsen Business Media Would Face RBI Hurdle

first_imgNielsen Business Media confirmed that the company has combined its Film & Performing Arts and Music & Literary groups to form the Entertainment Group, including products such as Backstage, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. Gerry Byrne, who has been an adviser to the company for about a year, has been named senior vice president.Overshadowing this news are rumors that Nielsen may be considering a sale of its trade titles, as reported by the New York Post earlier this week, indicating that “non-core assets” could be sold “if the right offer materialized.” The rumors come one week after Reed Elsevier announced plans to divest Reed Business Information, its business sector magazine publisher. Early estimates put a RBI sale at about $2 billion.In an e-mail to FOLIO:, Nielsen Business Media spokesperson Marisa Grimes wrote that the company does not have plans to sell Nielsen’s Business Media division or its individual publications. According to one industry observer, the idea is “just speculation.” But others around the industry aren’t so sure. A source tells FOLIO: that it is “highly likely” that Nielsen will sell its business media division “at some point.” “It’s just not a strategic fit with the rest of the company, accounting for only about 10 percent of revenues,” the observer says. “This is more than speculation. There is a plan here that I think will unfold in the next 12 to 18 months.”Nielsen Business Media also publishes Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines. Earlier this month, the publisher said Adweek, which scaled back its frequency from 47 issues per year to 36, saw ad pages decline by nearly 100 in 2007 over 2006.Not Easy, Not ImpossibleA potential sale of Nielsen Business Media could face some significant hurdles including market competition from RBI and potential dilution of NBM’s entry multiple. “When the company was last sold, the total business went for 13 to 14 times EBITDA,” the observer says. “They’re not going to get that multiple now.” Formerly VNU Business Media, Nielsen was purchased in 2006 for $11.1 billion by Valcon Acquisition B.V., a consortium of private equity firms.“This by no means is impossible, though,” the observer says. “Maybe someone with the right vision and access to enough capital could come along and buy both it and RBI and combine the two. Who knows?”last_img read more

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PHOTOS Wilmington Sons Of Italy Holds Fundraiser Dance Collected Diapers For Babies

first_imgLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Sons of Italy held a fundraiser dance on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall.This “Dancing Through The Decades” event included a DJ, dancing, raffles, prizes, coffee and dessert.Proceeds from the event benefited “Gifts of Love,” a charity that provides diapers to parents who cannot afford them. Attendees were also encouraged to donate diapers at the event.Below are photos from the dance courtesy of Wilmington Sons of Italy member Lennie Malvone. Click on each image for a larger view. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Sons Of Italy To Hold Dance Fundraiser On March 9In “Community”COMING SOON: Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”last_img read more

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Uber sets IPO price range of 44 to 50 a share

first_img 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. 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 Sprint Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. Angela Lang/CNET Uber,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. 0 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. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. 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. Amazon TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Share your voice $6 at Tidal Post a comment Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. $59 at eBay Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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). $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. See at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET Rylo See it Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Turo Post a commentcenter_img 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. Read Google Home Hub review See It Tags $60 at Best Buy $210 at Best Buy $999 Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Best Buy Apple iPhone XS $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate Mobile Roadshow Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 Uber is going public. Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images Uber on Friday set a price range of $44 to $50 a share for its initial public offering, according to an updated filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The ride-hailing company plans to offer 180 million shares and seeks to raise about $9 billion in its IPO.The San Francisco-based company will list on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol UBER. Its IPO could come as soon as early May.On Friday, payment service PayPal also said it’ll invest $500 million into Uber as it extends a partnership the companies have maintained since 2013.In its IPO filing, Uber said it has operations in more than 700 cities in 63 countries on six continents. More than 91 million people use one of its services, which includes food delivery, at least once a month, the company said. Its drivers reportedly complete 14 million trips every day. If all goes as planned, 2019 will be a big year for tech IPOs. Airbnb, Pinterest and Slack are also expected to go public. Uber arch-rival Lyft issued its IPO in March with a strong stock market debut, but has faltered some since then. Lyft shares were trading around $56 on Friday, well below their $72 IPO price. Uber didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. $520 at HP $999 Boost Mobile 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. See It 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 $299 at Amazon 0 $155 at Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Turolast_img read more

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Jupiter stares back in ravishing Hubble portrait

first_img Jupiter looking good Share your voice Hubble snapped this view of Jupiter on June 27. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) Jupiter is always a stunner. The streaky gas giant with its scenic swirls just posed for a fresh Hubble Space Telescope portrait. It looks as lovely and wild as ever. On Thursday, NASA shared the new Jupiter image, which was taken June 27.   Tags The Great Red Spot is the star of the show. It’s a massive, mysterious storm that’s been raging for hundreds of years. It has changed shape over time and currently bears a resemblance to a red eye. Colorful bands of clouds move around the Great Red Spot. These bands are kept separated by tremendous winds that can hit 400 miles (644 kilometers) per hour.NASA also shared a cool video showing Jupiter’s rotation as assembled from Hubble images.  13 Photos NASA brings our attention to the orange band near the planet’s middle. “The bright orange color may be a sign that deeper clouds are starting to clear out, emphasizing red particles in the overlying haze,” the space agency said.The Juno spacecraft is currently checking out Jupiter from orbit, giving us a closer look at the planet’s active, stormy atmosphere. Hubble’s view is from farther away, but both NASA missions contribute to an understanding of how Jupiter works. Hubble, which is a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency, takes regular looks at Jupiter in order to track changes in its colors and storms. NASA said this year’s portrait shows a “more intense color palette in the clouds swirling in Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years.” It’s a beauty. Sci-Tech Comments NASA view of Jupiter looks like an infamous South Park character Dang, NASA, this Jupiter portrait is gorgeous Jaw-dropping Jupiter: NASA’s Juno mission eyes the gas giant 3 NASA Spacelast_img read more

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Anil Ambani to invest Rs 5000 crore to set up naval facility

first_imgReliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani, on Sunday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a new naval shipbuilding facility in the state. Initially, the company plans to invest Rs 5,000 crore in the state-of-the-art facility.The facility, which will expand the company’s presence in the defence sector, will be built at Rambilli, along the east coast near Vizag, Anil Ambani said.”At an initial investment outlay of Rs 5,000 crore, it will represent the single-largest investment at one location anywhere in Andhra Pradesh,” Ambani said at the CII Investor Partnership Summit.Ambani said that it would “complement” the company’s existing facility at Pipavav in Gujarat and will clearly focus on setting up “strategic assets” for the Indian Navy.”It is estimated that Indian Navy will spend over Rs 3 lakh crore or nearly Rs 20,000 crore a year on acquisitions and fleet modernisation of submarines and aircraft carriers over next 15 years, creating a huge pipeline of opportunity for the proposed world-class naval facility,” Business Standard quoted Ambani as saying.Reliance Group has already invested Rs 15,000 crore in the state across various sectors, including telecom and power, he said.Stating Vizag as the ideal place for the manufacture of strategic assets such as nuclear sub-marines and aircraft carriers, Ambani said that the city has emerged as one of the busiest harbour cities in Asia.”One of the most important part of India’s policy of a “credible minimum deterrence” is SSBN or a nuclear submarine and the proposed Vizag facility will play in critical role in complementing this mission and bringing it to fruition,” said the billionaire industrialist.He further said that it will also improve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ mission in the defence sector.”The world-class naval facility will also help translate Make In India into Make In Andhra Pradesh and leapfrog the state to the top of the manufacturing revolution in India’s defence sector,” Ambani added.Ambani said India can emerge as “regional superpower” only by strengthening maritime capabilities.”The US today has 10 aircraft-carrier groups operating around the world to project its power and protect its interests and was on course to add another three, while India had barely one,” he said.”The Indian Navy has today just one nuclear submarine on lease as compared to China’s dozen. Further, nearly 90 per cent of the conventional fleet in the Indian Navy is over 20 years old and due for urgent upgrade and refitment,” he added.last_img read more

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Investors cautious ahead of MPC meeting outcome Sensex Nifty trade with minor

first_imgEquity benchmarks were trading about 0.30 percent higher at around 9.55 a.m. on Tuesday, ahead of the second and concluding day of the newly-constituted Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) meeting.The MPC will be announcing its decision on policy rates (key interest rates/repo rate) by 2.30 p.m. This is the fourth bi-monthly monetary policy commentary of the current fiscal, the previous being on August 9, 2016.The BSE Sensex was up about 80 points and trading at 28,329.90, while the NSE Nifty was hovering around the 8,760-mark.Top Sensex gainers were GAIL (India), ONGC, Hero Motocorp and Wipro while Top Nifty 50 gainers were ONGC, GAIL (India), Tata Power and BPCL.At its third bi-monthly monetary policy in August, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left the policy rate unchanged at 6.5 percent and consequently, the reverse repo rate, at 6 percent. Rate-sensitive shares such as banks, financials and realty were trading in a narrow range. SBI shares were almost flat at Rs. 255.45, Oberoi Realty was up 1.62 percent at Rs. 297.65 and ICICI Bank was trading 1.33 percent higher at Rs. 255.65.ICICI Prudential Life Insurance was down 1.39 percent at Rs. 305.50.On Monday, the BSE Sensex ended with a gain of 377 points, or 1.4 points, with the BSE Bankex ending slightly higher by 1.6 percent on a slew of positive cues.”Indian equity indices gained significantly backed by short covering ahead of the monetary policy on Tuesday. This being the first policy meet by the RBI governor; market participants will be keenly watching the undertone of the governor. Further the news of Pakistan and Indian NSAs talking to reduce the tension also improved the sentiment, leading to the rally,” brokerage Angel Broking said in its pre-markets opening note on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Relatives visit Khaleda in jail

first_imgProthom Alo file photoRelatives on Friday visited Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia in sub-jail in the Old Central Jail of the capital.The former prime minister landed in jail on Thursday after a makeshift court sentenced her to five-year imprisonment in a graft case.Four members of Khaleda’s family – her younger brother Shamim Eskander, his wife Kaniz Fatema, and his son Avik Eskander and Khaleda’s sister Selina Islam – entered the jail around 3:30pm.Witnesses said Khaleda’s relatives stayed inside the jail for some one and a half hours and came out of the jail around 5:00pm.UNB adds: According to a jail source, Khaledas domestic help Fatema Begum is accompanying her inside the jail.The source said Ahsan Habib, a physician of the central jail, conducted a physical check-up of Khaleda shortly she landed in jail and found her blood pressure and pulses normal.The BNP chief has now been kept in a large room which was earlier used as the office of the jail super.The room has been made neat and clean and upgraded with all facilities like AC, cable TV connection, kitchen, healthy washroom and cosy bed, for a VIP prisoner, said a jail official wishing anonymity.He said the BNP chief will be kept there for a few days, and she will either be moved to the old jails female ward near the day-care centre, or to a rented house that will be declared a sub-jail by the home ministry.The Fifth Special Judge’s Court judge Md Akhtaruzzaman handed down the verdict.last_img read more

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AL easing up ahead of polls Economist

first_imgRepresentational image, taken from The Economist articleThe Bangladesh Awami League does not have to rely on ‘ruthlessness’ to overcome electoral challenges, given the economic success and favourable opinion polls, says The Economist.In an article published on 8 November, the British specialised magazine welt on trends of Bangladesh elections and pointed out that when the electoral game has appeared to be fair, voter turnout has been strong.“When it has looked tilted, voters have stayed at home,” it wrote, adding that on each occasion of the elections in Bangladesh, “the political landscape has looked radically different.”The Economist narrated the history of Bangladesh elections on a single sentence: “There have been times of single-party dominance, of army rule, of fiery protest and boycott, and also times when, after millions of voters have peacefully cast their ballots, parties have politely alternated in power.”The AL came to power through a landslide victory in 2008 parliamentary polls and has clung on to power after a one-sided ballot boycotted by all major opposition parties in 2014.According to the article, the AL, which has “grown fat and bossy” after so long in power, seems to be “determined to secure a third consecutive five-year term by hook or by crook”.About the latest political developments after formation of the Jatiya Oikya Front, the Economist said all of a sudden, the mood has changed. “The country’s 165m people might just get a competitive – although certainly not fair – election.”The opposition coalition raised seven major demands including polls under non-party government, and release of former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.The article mentioned that the AL says it will not bend the constitution to suit opposition demands – despite the fact that, from 1996 until 2011, when the Awami League itself changed the rules, the constitution required caretaker governments to oversee elections.The BNP, The Economist believes, still has a strong grass-roots following, and by all accounts the relentless persecution of recent months has stirred a surge of sympathy for it.The magazine also quoting the BNP said the Awami League has instigated no fewer than 90,000 lawsuits against it, entangling some 2.5 million party workers in endless litigation.Apart from higher economic growth and polls that favour the AL’s popularity, The Economist highlighted prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s capability of making change, especially the shift in forming certain informal alliance with conservative Hefajat-e-Islam.“Will these advantages persuade her [Sheikh Hasina] to let democracy run its natural course, or will she instead keep trying to tame the current?” The Economist concluded with the question.last_img read more

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