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AircelMaxis case Protection from arrest to Chidambaram Karti extended till March 25

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Friday extended till March 25 the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis scam cases filed by the CBI and the ED. Special Judge O P Saini adjourned the matter after senior advocate Sonia Mathur, appearing for the CBI, sought time to argue on their anticipatory bail applications. Similar request was also made by ED’s Special Public Prosecutors Nitesh Rana and N K Matta which was allowed by the court. During the hearing senior advocates Kapil Sibal and A M Sinhgvi, appearing for the father-son duo, opposed the adjournment sought by the agencies, saying a lot of time has been spent since filing of the applications. The case relates to alleged irregularities in grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval in the Aircel-Maxis deal.last_img read more

Congo petitions World Court to block trial of government official in France

In its filing yesterday, Congo says that the effort by France to prosecute Mr. Oba for crimes allegedly committed “in connection with the exercise of his powers for the maintenance of public order in his country” amounted to a breach of the principle that one country cannot exercise its authority on the territory of another.The court document goes on to state that in issuing a warrant instructing police officers to examine President Denis Sassou Nguesso as a witness in the case, France violated “the criminal immunity of a foreign Head of State, an international customary rule recognized by the jurisprudence of the Court,” and asks the ICJ to annul all investigation and prosecution efforts.Brazzaville also seeks to establish the ICJ’s jurisdiction in the case, which requires the agreement of France. The petition and a request for preliminary measures has been transmitted to Paris, but no action will be taken “unless and until France consents to the Court’s jurisdiction in the case,” the ICJ said. read more

Inflation dips in face of weak economic conditions in Canada world

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Inflation dips in face of weak economic conditions in Canada, world by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 21, 2012 12:41 pm MDT OTTAWA – Canada’s inflation rate continued to slide in August, dipping one-tenth of a point to 1.2 per cent in one of several signs Friday that the Canadian and global economies are slowing.Statistics Canada also reported that wholesale prices in Canada fell 0.6 per cent in July, and the World Trade Organization released a new forecast slashing trade growth to a weak 2.5 per cent this year.The inflation softness was anticipated by economists — they had expected price growth to remain unchanged at 1.3 per cent — but the falloff in wholesale sales was three times higher than consensus.Several analysts called on the Bank of Canada to switch its tightening bias from higher interests rates. Even so, they said the likelihood of bank governor Mark Carney actually making good on his language by hiking borrowing costs in the near future was near zero.“While slow growth and global economic risks nearly slayed the notion that the Bank of Canada would be hiking rates any time soon, today’s inflation report put a nail in the coffin,” said CIBC.The latest numbers, along with previously released data on manufacturing and housing starts, point to another disappointing quarter of growth in the July-September period, said CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld.“We had hoped that because the second quarter had some distortions that held back growth, that we would see a bounce above two per cent in the third,” he said.“It looks like it will be once again below two per cent. Not a disastrous quarter, but a continuing of the very mediocre trend for Canada.”Earlier in the week, TD Bank projected the third quarter could see growth drop to as low as one per cent, from 1.8 in the first two quarters of the year, and half the Bank of Canada’s forecast.Capital Economics analyst David Madani said his reading is that inflation pressures in Canada will weaken in upcoming months, although food prices should start rising in response to crop failures from the summer drought in the U.S.Given that outlook, the Bank of Canada should drop all pretence that it’s looking to withdraw stimulus, he said.“The economic slowdown underway in Canada, due to softening external demand and a slumping housing market, points to an increasing output gap and more disinflationary pressures,” Madani said.Low inflation is typical of a weak economy where retailers and producers face soft demand.Core inflation, which measures underlying price pressure and excludes volatile items such as gasoline, fell one-tenth of a point to 1.6 per cent and was comfortably below the Bank of Canada’s two per cent target.Bank of Montreal economist Robert Kavcic noted the core inflation rate was the coolest pace in just over a year and down from a recent high of 2.3 per cent set in February.On a month-to-month basis, prices rose slightly by 0.2 percentage points from July as gasoline prices rebounded by 2.7 per cent during the month. On a seasonally adjusted basis, prices rose more briskly at 0.4 per cent month-to-month.That wasn’t enough to push the annual rate higher, however, given that prices also rebounded last year at this time and increases on most goods and services were modest.The more significant movers pushing the annual rate higher were gasoline, passenger vehicles, which on average cost two per cent more than a year ago, meat, up 5.7 per cent, and homeowner replacement costs, which increased by 2.2 per cent.Food overall was 2.2 per cent higher, a slight increase from July, but showing no signs as yet of the major bounce expected later this year in response to the drought in the southern U.S. states.But natural gas fell 13.9 per cent, video equipment by 15.6 per cent, women’s clothing by 3.4 per cent, furniture was down 3.0 per cent, and mortgage interest costs were 1.8 per cent lower.With a jump of 4.6 per cent in August, gasoline prices were strong enough to push up the annual inflation rate in Quebec by one-tenth to 2.0 per cent, the highest in Canada. The gasoline price jump in Quebec was more than twice the national average, the agency said.On a regional basis, inflation was highest in Quebec and lowest in New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, which all recorded an annual rate of one per cent. read more

Students Speak Out about mental health

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.”Brock University student Brett Straus, 23, keeps that Deepak Chopra quote on his computer desktop. It reminds him that no matter what challenges life throws at him, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.Straus, 23, will share his story of struggling with anxiety during Speak Out Night Wednesday, Nov. 4. Two undergraduate students and two graduate students, one who will also give a parent’s perspective, will share their experience with mental illness during the event.“I wasn’t suicidal but I was questioning the point of life. I thought I’d be like that forever,” he says.Looking back, Straus knows he was always an anxious person. But, it wasn’t until he started university that his fears started to overwhelm him.“As my responsibilities increased, so did my anxiety,” he recalls.After suffering two concussions in as many years, Straus was forced to finally deal with his anxiety. It had started to manifest in panic attacks. He knew he needed help.He dropped out of university and underwent rehab for two years, mainly to deal with the side effects of his concussions, including disorientation, light sensitivity, confusion and depression. A side benefit, he says now, was being forced to work through his anxiety.“I didn’t have a choice but to dive into my disorder and deal with it,” he says.Straus has now been off medication for five months and he’s back at Brock studying business.“It was chaotic and led to great change,” he says of the tough two years. “It was the most uncomfortable time of my life – but the best thing that ever happened to me.“I’m not allowing fear to control my life.”Straus will encourage others to reach out for help during his talk Wednesday.“You have to be the one to face it but you have people to lean on the entire time,” he says.The event takes place from 7:30-9 p.m. at Pond Inlet. Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to attend. If you can’t make it, a livestream is available at http://brockvideocentre.brocku.caThe event is aimed at raising awareness, lifting the stigma around mental health issues and encouraging people to seek help if needed.The event – organized by Student Health Services, Personal Counselling-(SDC), Active Minds, Student Justice Centre, Canadian Mental Health – Niagara, BUSU and the GSA – is an open and free event to both students and the community.During the event, Student Health Services and Personal Counselling-(SDC) will launch Brock University’s new mental health website, an extensive site for everyone, with detailed information about mental health and wellness for students. read more

REMSAFE collaborates with FLSmidth

first_imgREMSAFE Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orbital Corp. Ltd, has executed a collaboration agreement with FLSmidth Pty Ltd, a global supplier of conveyors and other associated bulk handling, mining and processing related equipment, currently providing engineering solutions to the global coal, copper, gold, iron ore, fertiliser and cement industries.Under the agreement, FLSmidth will promote sales of the REMSAFE proprietary remote isolations systems to its Australian client base and becomes the preferred installer of REMSAFE systems outside of Western Australia.REMSAFE isolation systems are designed and built to the required SIL (Safety Integrity Level) rating, making them the system of choice to safely de-energise mining equipment with minimal downtime. The agreement will enable REMSAFE to leverage FLSmidth’s significant global client base and for the REMSAFE remote isolation systems to become the standard system deployed through FLSmidth’s future projects.Rob Wilson, CEO of REMSAFE, said: “This is an exciting step forward for REMSAFE. FLSmidth is a highly reputable global mining equipment supplier and servicer with an extensive customer base. This agreement opens up substantial new sales opportunities for REMSAFE and represents a highly complementary partnership.”REMSAFE systems deliver best-in-class remote isolations of large mining equipment, substantially increasing productivity and personnel safety by eliminating time consuming and potentially high risk manual isolations, where arc-flash in substations presents a significant danger. The system typically reduces the isolation time on major equipment to a few minutes, minimising production downtime.Mark Clifford, Country Head Australia of FLSmidth, added: “We see this as a great opportunity to improve our product offering in the mining equipment market. We consider the REMSAFE isolation systems to be the system of choice that safely de-energises and isolates bulk handling and mineral processing related equipment with minimal downtime, thus increasing productivity for customers. FLSmidth considers REMSAFE the ideal partner for us to be able to offer this capability to our customers. In addition, this gives us opportunities to increase our installation and maintenance service to the mining industry.”The parties have already commenced work on assessing potential project opportunities where the REMSAFE system could be implemented.last_img read more

Mass Simulation in IES to determine throughput benefits from Grade Engineering

first_imgGreg Shapland, CRC ORE IES – Utilisation Manager, explains that CRC ORE’s Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES) is being used to help identify the throughput boost from Grade Engineering® for the San Cristobal mine. Sumitomo is using IES to help determine the most valuable strategy for the operation. Grade Engineering is focussed on improving the quality of feed to mills through the early rejection of gangue. The most mature Grade Engineering technique is to exploit a natural or induced deportment of grade across particle sizes, typically with higher grade in the finer particles. The result is Grade Engineered ore that is higher in metal content and finer than ROM ore.The study site typically processes a blend of hard and soft ore in a fixed ratio. Following grade by size test work, an opportunity arose that centred on Grade Engineering, working with the hard ore and continuing to blend with soft ore in the fixed ratio. IES’ mass simulation functionality was ideal for simulating different scenarios and determining the resulting throughput and grind size.First the site’s baseline flowsheet was augmented to include models for Grade Engineering blasting and screens. Second, a spreadsheet was populated with scenario variables including blast intensity, screen size and % of hard ore to be Grade Engineered. Extra columns were added to include formulae to determine the % throughput improvement compared to the baseline. Lastly, the IES mass simulation tool was used to upload the spreadsheet, process the simulations and write the results back to the spreadsheet.The study found the potential for significant improvements to throughput under some Grade Engineering strategies. When combined with Grade by Size test work and the mine plan, the results provided the strong basis for subsequent analysis of overall value generation.last_img read more

Polish derby Can Wisla break Kielces series 60

← Previous Story Kiril Lazarov in the “Club 1000” Next Story → LNH (Round8): Paris wins in Dunkerque, 8th win in 8th game Orlen Wisla PlockPolish handball derbyVive Targi Kielce Next weekend in the Polish handball league will be the most interesting since the start of the season. Two biggest rivals and ambitious teams, Orlen Wisla Plock and Vive Targi Kielce will face eachother after seven victories in a row and comfortable places at the TOP. Visitors from Kielce are the favorites, that admit in Plock, but Lars Walther and his guys are ready to give 100% to make a good result in front of 5.000 domestic fans. In the last six matches, Kielce had no problem to win, but a lot of changes are made during summer break. Both teams are even stronger than before, so one of the most interesting handball derby matches in Europe this Autumn is ahead of us…Kielce’s 6:0 series:Orlen Wisla Plock – Vive Kielce Targi 29:34 (League)Vive Kielce Targi – Orlen Wisła Płock 26:22 (League)Orlen Wisla Plock – Vive Kielce Targi 27:36 (Polish Cup Final)Vive Kielce Targi – Orlen Wisła Płock 28:25 (Play Off Final)Vive Kielce Targi – Orlen Wisła Płock 28:21 (Play Off Final)Orlen Wisla Plock – Vive Kielce Targi 25:27 (Play Off Final)Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment. read more

Tomasz Rosinski to miss Qatar 2015

Polish playmaker Tomasz Rosinski won’t be in roster of Michael Biegler for the upcoming World Championship 2015 in Qatar. Experienced 30 years old Vive Tauron Kielce back player has problem with metatarsal injury and he must to go to surgery in order to get ready for the most important part of the season.– It is necessary to surgery, which initially scheduled for November 27. The player will have after surgery sidelined for about 10-12 weeks – explains club’s physiotherapist, Robert Dziwoń.Poland will play in Group D with Denmark, Russia, Argentina, Germany and Bahrain(?). ← Previous Story THE END OF PERSIAN GULF CONFLICT: Will Bahrain and UAE get back WCh 2015 places? Next Story → EHF CL Round 5 “Best 7” tomasz rosinski read more

Reilly gets stuck in lift at opening of mental health facility

first_imgUpdated 7.35pmTHE OFFICIAL OPENING of a new HSE mental health facility in Grangegorman didn’t go to plan for the Minister of Health today, when he ended up stuck in a lift with Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch and a number of press photographers.A photograph of Minister James Reilly stuck in the lift appeared on Instagram, while another of staff trying to open the lift soon appeared on Twitter.The Minister’s press spokesman confirmed to that Reilly and the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, arrived at the facility and were in the lift to begin a tour when the incident occurred.The Minister was there to perform the official opening of the HSE’s new mental health facility, the Phoenix Care Centre, in Grangegorman, Dublin 7.“[It happened] right at the beginning. There were about eight people in the lift, including at least two photographers,” said the spokesperson. There were also some Phoenix Care Centre staff present.“I think it was 1o minutes or so,” he said of the length of time the lift was stuck, adding:It was all very good-natured and very quickly we would have been in contact using the [alarm] button in the elevator. The engineer spoke to us and said they would have an engineer come and take care of us.”The lift eventually went up to second floor, and the stranded lift occupants were able to continue with their tour.last_img read more

MIT create an artificial leaf that can split water power fuel cells

first_imgA research team at MIT has managed to create a self-contained artificial leaf that can split water into oxygen and hydrogen using solar power.The artificial leaf can be seen to work just by dropping it into a glass of water and placing it in direct sunlight. The solar cells the leaf contains go to work generating energy, which is then used to release the oxygen and hydrogen from the water surrounding it.The leaf is created from earth-abundant materials and is very cheap to manufacture. At its core is a sheet of solar cells made from silicon. This is what generates the required electrical energy for the process to happen. On one side of the leaf the outer layer is coated in a cobalt catalyst that releases the oxygen from the water. On the other side of the leaf is a nickel-molybdenum-zinc alloy that takes care of releasing the hydrogen.Now that the leaf has been developed and proven to work, two challenges remain. The first is to come up with a solution for collecting the hydrogen produced. The gas can then be used to power a fuel cell, but just as importantly, it does so after being collected in a completely green way, using only the sun and water as part of the production process.The second challenge is to improve the efficiency of the artificial leaf, which currently only manages to use 2.5% of the solar energy collected for hydrogen production.Long-term, such a system could be scaled up to produce large quantities of oxygen and hydrogen. Every home could have a fuel cell installed with solar panels and a tank of water providing the necessary fuel. Hopefully, if this system sees some major efficiency gains it could form a complimentary green energy solution that sits alongside typical solar panel arrays.MIT may be in the midst of creating this cheap hydrogen production system, but as we learned recently a Japanese company already has a similar system ready for use in the home. FC-R&D created the ZEEP24 that is capable of storing 1,500 litres of hydrogen and therefore 5kWh of electricity.Read more at MITnewslast_img read more

Ad Agencys AI Creative Director Impresses

first_img Eat your heart out, Don Draper: A Japanese ad agency’s artificial intelligence program impressed some 200 British advertisers with its take on breath mints.Last year, McCann Erickson Japan introduced AI-CD β (AI-CD beta), its first artificially intelligent creative director.The technology was developed through the firm’s “Creative Genome Project,” one of the first undertaken by McCann Millennials—a group of employees born between 1980 and 2000.“Artificial intelligence is already being used to create a wide variety of entertainment, including music, movies, and TV drama,” McCann Japan CEO Yasuyuki Katagi said in a March 2016 statement. “So we’re very enthusiastic about the potential of AI-CD β for the future of ad creation.”McCann Erickson JapanIn order to teach the AI to give creative direction, the team analyzed and tagged a range of TV commercials—including ten years of All Japan Radio & Television Commercial Confederation award winners.“Our hope is for our AI creative director to work on many projects, gain experience, and to grow into a world-class creative director that will leave a mark in the advertising industry,” Shun Matsuzaka, founder of McCann Millennials, said last year.Twelve months later, the program has certainly made an impact.As reported by Business Insider, AI-CD β and human creative director Mitsuru Kuramoto (above) were each charged with the same task: create an ad for Clorets Mint Tab. Client Mondelez provided a list of required elements for the ad, as well as its intended message: “instant-effect fresh breath that lasts for 10 minutes.”The completed advertisements were then shown to the public and ranked in a nationwide poll. Both videos, as well as the results of the poll, were shared at last week’s annual ISBA trade conference for UK advertisers.I’ll let you decide which 30-second endorsement was created by a robot versus an all-human team. McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS Stay on targetcenter_img The trippy flying dog was in fact designed by the AI creative director, while Kuramoto made the more subdued second video, which won by a narrow 54 percent of the public vote, Business Insider said.AI-CD β did not disappoint, though. Some 200 British advertisers at the ISBA Conference said they prefer the robot’s spot.But Matsuzaka doesn’t seem phased by the prospect of an AI takeover. He told the London audience last week that “the future [ad] agency evolution will be based on its algorithms, which are created by humans.”“Innovation only happens when the traditional barriers of partnership are broken down,” he said, according to Business Insider.last_img read more

Fed up with Facebook Heres how to break it off

first_imgNEW YORK — Fed up with Facebook? You’re not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle — allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions of users to influence elections.Even before that, users have considered dumping Facebook after growing tired of political disagreements with friends and relatives. And studies have shown that the mindless scrolling that Facebook is so good for can leave us feeling depressed.While Facebook has tried to address some of these problems, it’s not enough for some users. If you are one of them, there are options. Hard as it might seem to quit, especially for those entwined with it for years, it can be done.Mostly.GOODBYE FOREVERBefore deleting your account, rescue your posts and photos. Facebook lets you download the data you’ve shared with Facebook since you joined. This includes your posts and photos, as well as the “activity log” — the history of everything you’ve done on Facebook, such as likes and comments on posts, use of apps and searches. The download also contains your profile, messages, list of friends, ads you’ve clicked on and IP addresses you’ve used to connect to Facebook.This process should give you a good — perhaps scary — idea of what Facebook has on you.What you won’t get are photos other people shared with you, even if you’ve been tagged. You need to save those individually. And some stuff will remain, including what others have posted about you, your chats with others and your posts in Facebook groups (though your name will be grayed out). To delete all this, you’ll need to sift through your “activity log,” accessible through your profile page, and delete each item individually.last_img read more

Interstate 84 paving results in I5 gridlock

first_imgAn all-weekend paving job on Interstate 84 in east Portland is causing some gridlock on Interstate 5.The paving began on Friday night, and on Saturday traffic was backed up on Interstate 5 northbound. The Oregon Department of Transportation was closing access to northbound I-5 at Morrison Street until conditions improve.Paving is going on along Interstate 84, leading to motorists being unable to go east on I-84 from northbound I-5. The closure is expected to last until 5 a.m. Monday.ODOT’s website is read more

Local police use resource for finding missing people

first_imgDeputy Bob Carder pivoted his body as he grasped a receiver, listening intently as the device beeped. He waved the handheld antenna back over the spot where the sound was loudest, meaning the signal was strongest.After a few minutes, he used the device to find the small bracelet perched on the ledge of a pillar outside of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office west precinct office.Carder took part in training last week to learn how to operate upgraded equipment used to find missing people.The receivers and bracelets are products of SafetyNet, a subscription-based company that works with police agencies to help find people when they go missing. Targeted to vulnerable adults and children, SafetyNet uses radio frequency tracking linked to a bracelet with a transmitter. If the person wearing the bracelet wanders or gets lost, law enforcement agencies can use the receivers to find the person more quickly.The company supplies the Clark County Sheriff’s Office with the equipment and provides training. It allows 911 dispatchers access to information on its customers so photos and details such as fears or disabilities can be relayed to officers.“We are all for people using any sort of emerging technology that will give them a sense of relief that their loved one, or the person they’re caring for, would be able to be tracked should they turn up missing,” said Sgt. Fred Neiman, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.last_img read more

Game of Thrones images too dark We can help The 359 Ep

first_imgNow playing: Watch this: $299 at Amazon $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $59 at eBay HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $210 at Best Buy See it See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It Tags $999 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. Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET $999 On this podcast, we talk about:How dark the Battle of Winterfell episode was on Game of Thrones and what it means for your TV. Yeah, we talk about only that for the whole episode.The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. See at Amazon TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays The Daily Charge Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Game of Thrones images too dark? We can help *MILD SPOILERS*… Read DJI Osmo Action preview Angela Lang/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Boost Mobile Share your voice 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. Share your voice $6 at Tidal Post a comment 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. 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET Rylocenter_img Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR TVs TV and Movies Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the AirPods review 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. 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Game of Thrones,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. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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. See at Turo 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 Lenovo Smart Clock review Read the Rylo camera preview Comments Apple iPhone XS 5:13 Chris Monroe/CNET $520 at HP 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. $60 at Best Buy The Cheapskate Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $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 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 Sprint 7 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET 0 See It Amazonlast_img read more

AP CM Jagan visits Late Vijaya Nirmalas residence

first_imgHyderabad: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy visited the residence of late Vijaya Nirmala to pay respects and extend condolences to her family. The veteran actress was 75 at the time of her death. The CM was seen interacting with the actress’s husband Superstar Krishna and son Naresh. Onlookers let Jagan know that Vijaya Nirmala supported YS Rajashekar Reddy, his father and was very happy when he became the CM of AP. He spent sometime with the family at their residence in Nanakramguda, Hyderabad before he left.last_img read more

YSR remembered on his 70th birth anniversary in Khammam

first_imgKhammam: Members of the District Congress Committee celebrated the 70th birth anniversary of late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy here at the party office on Monday. Party district leaders and fans of YSR attended the programme and paid tributes to the legendary leader. Speaking on the occasion, the leaders recalled the services of YSR to the united Andhra Pradesh and the welfare schemes that were introduced by his government for the people of the State. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Party town president Deepak Chowdary, District Congress party women wing president Mani, leaders of the party Y Balagangadhar Tilak, P Veerabhadram, Vanam Babu, Srinivas, Sekhar Goud, P Nageswara Rao, Naik, Yakub Pasha, Phareedh Rao, Saidulu Naik, Lalsingh and others attended the programme. Meanwhile, the birth anniversary celebrations were also held in mandal headquarters and villages of the district.last_img read more

Death toll in Gazipur factory blast rises to 10

first_imgA Bangladeshi rescue worker walks through rubble and debris at a garment factory in Gazipur on July 3, 2017, after an explosion at the factory on the outskirts of Dhaka. AFPAnother body was recovered on Tuesday morning from a readymade garment (RMG) factory in Gazipur’s Kashimpur area that was hit by a deadly boiler blast on Monday.Fire fighters recovered the body minutes after they resumed rescue operation in the morning.Gazipur Fire Service official Shahin Mia told Prothom Alo that the rescue operation resumed at the factory at 8:00am. The body was recovered around 8:15am.Read more:9 killed in Gazipur RMG factory boiler blastlast_img read more

UN special envoy on Myanmar due Thursday

first_imgUN Secretary-General`s special envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener. Photo: UNBUnited Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on 12 July on a three-day visit to see the Rohingya situation in Bangladesh.This is going to be her maiden visit to Bangladesh since her appointment by the UN Secretary General on 26 April, reports UNB.Burgener visited Myanmar last month and went to Rakhine State’s Maungdaw township where she saw repatriation facilities and villages affected by violence during the brutal military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims last year.She is likely to meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina and foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali apart from her other engagements.The UN envoy will also visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and meet the Rohingyas, said a foreign ministry source.last_img

Trump denies trying to stop Flynn probe

first_imgUS President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. AFP file photoUS President Donald Trump denied Sunday having asked then FBI director James Comey to stop investigating ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn, as the Russia meddling probe darkened what would otherwise have been a victorious week for the Republican president.Trump appeared to be backtracking furiously from a tweet Saturday that deepened suspicions that he engaged in obstruction of justice-an impeachable offense-in the Russia scandal haunting his presidency.In that Twitter post, Trump said he had fired Flynn in February for lying not just to the vice president but also to Comey’s FBI, which was probing Flynn over his pre-inauguration contacts with the Russian ambassador about US sanctions imposed by Barack Obama against Russia for interfering in the US election.Comey has testified under oath to lawmakers that a day after firing Flynn, Trump asked him to drop the Flynn probe.If Comey is to be believed, the Saturday tweet suggests Trump asked the FBI to lay off someone in his administration that Trump now acknowledges he knew had committed a felony-lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.But on Sunday, Trump insisted, “I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!”Trump fired Comey in May and has said he did so with the Russia probe in mind.Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence committee, said Sunday suspicions of obstruction of justice by Trump are growing.Schiff argued that if the evidence shows that Trump knew about and directed Flynn’s Russia contacts, and then asked Comey to drop the matter after his lies to the FBI came to light, “Then you get the case of obstruction of justice.”“I think that’s the significance of this context in which the president was intervening,” he said on ABC’s This Week.Senator Diane Feinstein told NBC: “I think what we are beginning to see is a case of obstruction of justice.”“Clearly he is making progress,” Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, said of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.And in the wake of Trump’s seemingly self-incriminating Twitter post on Saturday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a said he had advice for him.“You tweet and comment regarding ongoing criminal investigations at your own peril. I’d be careful if I were you, Mr. President. I’d watch it,” Graham told CBS.In an ominous turn for the president, Flynn on Friday pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and pledged to cooperate with Mueller.White House officials told The New York Times that in his tweet Saturday Trump was only referencing Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his conversations with then Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd told ABC News that he had drafted the tweet and had done so in a “sloppy” manner.What the president knew, and whenMueller’s focus goes beyond possible collusion with Russia to business dealings and whether Trump himself tried to thwart the investigation.Trump also expressed anger Sunday over word that a senior FBI counterintelligence official, Peter Strzok, was removed from the Russia investigation over the summer for sending text messages critical of Trump.Strzok had also worked on the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.“ANTI-TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE” Now it all starts to make sense!” Trump wrote.As he left for a day trip to New York on Saturday, Trump again insisted his team had not plotted with Moscow to sway the election in his favor over Clinton, who won the popular vote but lost the all-important electoral college count.“What has been shown is no collusion. There’s been absolutely no collusion. So we’re very happy,” Trump said.Comey himself seemed to be addressing the latest developments in an Instagram message: “To paraphrase the Buddha-Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun; the moon; and the truth.”Tax win overshadowedThe explosive new developments in the Russia probe have overshadowed a major legislative win for Trump: the Senate’s passage of the most significant US tax overhaul in 31 years.Both the Senate and House versions lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent, and include more modest tax cuts aimed at individuals across all income levels.Democrats argue that the plan is too expensive and will accommodate only the rich, and that it could ultimately impact cherished US entitlement programs like Medicare.The Senate bill was, just 24 hours earlier, on the brink of collapse when a handful of Republican deficit hawks balked at the plan’s $1.5 trillion price tag for 10 years.Trump hopes to sign a final bill before Christmas. That would be a much-needed victory for the president, who has delivered on hardly any of his major legislative promises, including repealing the health care law known as Obamacare.last_img read more