An Ontario man says it only took minutes for him to lose his wife and young daughter in an apparent drowning at a resort northwest of Toronto this week.“Just 10 minutes and they are gone,” Yiting Gong of Markham, Ont., told CTV Toronto on Wednesday.Gong, his 34-year-old wife and their five-year-old daughter were on vacation at Mountain Springs Resort just west of Collingwood, Ont., when tragedy struck on Tuesday evening.Now the grieving father is questioning why the resort does not have anyone supervising the pool.“I don’t know why they don’t have a lifeguard.… They should have a lifeguard to save their life,” Gong told CTV Toronto.Jennifer Grant, a staff member at the resort, said there are clear signs indicating that the pool is unsupervised.Provincial police said the two victims were transported to an area hospital Tuesday evening, where they were pronounced dead.OPP Const. Martin Hachey said autopsies were being conducted on Wednesday, and the victims would be identified on Thursday.Although pool drownings certainly occur, Hachey said they are quite unusual. The investigation to determine the cause of the deaths is still ongoing.Barbara Byers, the Canadian Lifesaving Society’s public education director, said drownings can happen “in seconds and very quietly.”In Canada, 423 people died from drowning in 2015, the most recent year available, including 145 people in Ontario, she said.“There is less than one per cent of the drownings that happen in a public pool where a lifeguard is supervising,” said Byers.However, private backyard pools are the primary setting where children under five years old usually drown.
APTN National News STURGEON LANDING, Sask.– The sister of a man wanted as a suspect in a kidnapping and a murder who is currently surrounded in a Sturgeon Landing, Sask., home by RCMP officers says she could soon be allowed to try to talk him into surrendering.Joyce Budd said she was contacted by an RCMP officer earlier this evening who said she would be allowed to speak to her brother Jonas Budd, if police fail to convince him to surrender by 6 p.m. local time.“If my brother doesn’t turn himself in at 6 p.m., the police are going to allow me to talk to my brother,” Joyce Budd, posted on her Facebook page. “I’m hoping they’re going to take us to Sturgeon and I can physically see my brother.”APTN National News has been communicating with the sister over Facebook and she alerted APTN to her post shortly before she published it.After the deadline passed, Budd said the RCMP then took a non-committal position on the initial offer.A spokesperson for Saskatchewan RCMP said there was nothing “new to report” about the situation.Joyce Budd said her brother Jonas Budd is in a house that once belonged to their father and he was surrounded by a “SWAT” team.Budd has been on the run from Saskatchewan RCMP since the early morning hours Wednesday. Budd fled a Lac La Ronge, Sask., home after allegedly kidnapping Kayla Notamagan,17, from a home where Dustin Bird, 17, was found dead.Budd released the girl in Manitoba, just across the provincial boundary, and then fled several kilometres back into Saskatchewan on foot and through the bush to Sturgeon Landing.The RCMP tracked Budd to his current email@example.com@APTNNews
The Council “opposes any attempts to change governments through unconstitutional means,” Ambassador Jan Grauls of Belgium, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month, said in a statement issued at the end of an open meeting on the issue.Mr. Grauls called for “the immediate release of President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi and the restoration of the legitimate, constitutional, democratic institutions,” adding that the 15-member panel condemned the actions of the State Council to seize the powers of the presidency after the coup d’état.The statement noted the important role played by the African Union and also the efforts of Said Djinnit, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, to try to help restore constitutional order in Mauritania.Mr. Djinnit and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have voiced similar concerns about the situation in Mauritania as a result of the government’s overthrow on 6 August. 19 August 2008The Security Council today condemned the recent overthrow of the Mauritanian Government by the country’s military and demanded the immediate release from detention of the national president and the restoration of democratic institutions.
The EU also sought views from Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on how best the international community can assist Sri Lanka at this juncture. The European Union (EU) has urged Sri Lanka to increase its cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.The EU delegation at the UN Human Rights Council said that it welcomes Sri Lanka’s engagement with the office headed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. He said that important steps have been taken to reform the Constitution, revive independent institutions, and restore an environment for free expression and debate. (Colombo Gazette) However the EU delegation said it would like to encourage Sri Lanka to further increase its cooperation with Zeid’s office in view of the full implementation of the Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last year. This week Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council that the next few months will be important for Sri Lanka.Addressing the Council during its 31st session after submitting his annual report, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that Sri Lanka is on its own journey towards accountability, reconciliation and durable peace.
TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to take the issue of declining news revenues amid domination by tech giants to the G7 leaders’ summit in France later this week.The subject resurfaced when Groupe Capitales Medias, a cash-strapped French-language newspaper chain, filed for creditor protection Monday.The same day, the province announced a $5-million loan from Investissement Quebec to the media company, whose daily newspapers include Le Droit of Gatineau-Ottawa and Quebec City’s Le Soleil.But Trudeau says the situation requires more than a “one-off solution” and requires traction with the international community.Speaking with reporters in Trois-Rivieres, Que., the prime minister insisted that “everyone has to pay their share.”He says G7 leaders “will certainly be discussing” the issue of media ad revenues at the summit, which runs Friday through Sunday in the southwestern French city of Biarritz.French President Emmanuel Macron last month imposed a landmark tax on tech companies like Google and Facebook — which have lured advertising revenues away from news outlets — designed to stop multinationals from avoiding taxes by setting up European headquarters in low-tax European Union countries.The Canadian Press
“The Secretary-General urges all Ivorian parties and every citizen of Côte d’Ivoire to put the national interest foremost, stop all confrontations, and resume, without further delay and without any preconditions, the full implementation of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement,” UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.The government and rebel Forces Nouvelles signed the agreement in Linas-Marcoussis, France, in January 2003, ending fierce fighting and setting up a government of national unity. In March 2003, another accord – the Accra II agreement – was concluded in a bid to resolve a dispute over appointing the ministers for defence and internal security.Through his spokesman, Mr. Annan reminded the parties that the UN is preparing to deploy a peacekeeping force, but the Ivorian parties would have to show the political will to reject violence and work towards genuine reconciliation and mutual accommodation. Violent attacks broke out at demonstrations in the main commercial centre of Abidjan, where sporadic shooting was heard, according to the UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (MINUCI). Initial reports indicated that some 20 to 25 people may have been killed, and many others reportedly injured. One person was also killed during demonstrations in the capital, Yamoussoukro. A protest in Bouaké was generally peaceful.The Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Albert Tevoedjre, urged all sides to halt the fighting, according to Mr. Eckhard.On the eve of the demonstrations, Mr. Annan yesterday appealed to all sides to exercise restraint.The Security Council is scheduled to discuss the situation in Côte d’Ivoire tomorrow.
Higher fares and traffic boost United Airlines 4Q profit, with help from cheaper fuel, too The parent of United Airlines said Thursday that it earned $140 million in the fourth quarter, as more passengers flew and paid more for their tickets. The airline’s fuel bill also shrank.Its shares fell, though, after a disappointing prediction for revenue growth in the current quarter.Net income at United Continental Holdings Inc. amounted to 37 cents per share. A year earlier it lost $620 million, or $1.87 per share.Not counting special charges, United would have earned 78 cents per share — well above the 66 cents expected by analysts surveyed by FactSet.Revenue rose more than 7 per cent to $9.33 billion, also higher than analysts had expected.Passengers paid 3 per cent more per mile to fly compared to a year earlier. They paid more in add-on fees, too. United said ancillary revenue, which covers items such as baggage fees and seats with more legroom, rose 15 per cent in the quarter to nearly $21 per passenger.Fuel expenses fell 4 per cent to $2.97 billion for the quarter.United said in November that it intends to cut $2 billion in annual costs. The company is still working to integrate Continental after their 2010 merger. Although all the paint on the planes and the signs at the ticket counters read “United,” the company still has to schedule flight crews and planes separately for the two airlines, reducing the savings from the merger.“We have a lot of work ahead of us to deliver the financial results we’re capable of but I am confident that we have the plans, the people and the focus to reach our long-term potential,” chairman and CEO Jeff Smisek said on a conference call.United said it expects a key measure of revenue to be flat to up 2 per cent in the current quarter. Its main competitor, Delta Air Lines, on Tuesday predicted growth of up to 4 per cent. Analysts expect Delta to report a profit in the first quarter of 27 cents per share, excluding items, but are forecasting a loss for United of 29 cents per share.United’s guidance means its first-quarter loss would, at best, meet expectations, and at worst be as large as last year’s adjusted loss of 98 cents per share, JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker wrote.“2014 appears off to a somewhat inauspicious start for UAL,” he wrote.Snowstorms and a cold snap earlier this month caused thousands of cancellations across all the big airlines, including some 6,000 flights cancelled by United. The storm hurt revenue by about $80 million as some business travellers ended up not making their trips, United said. The impact on profits was less than that because the cancelled flights meant the airline didn’t burn as much fuel.For all of 2013, United earned $571 million, after losing $723 million in 2012. Revenue rose 3 per cent to $38.28 billion.Shares of the Chicago-based company fell $1.18, or 2.4 per cent, to $48. They set a new 52-week high on Wednesday at $49.20. FILE – In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, file photo, Holiday travelers check in at the United Airlines ticket counter at Terminal 1 in O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. United Airlines reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) by Joshua Freed, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2014 6:55 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Zayd al Khair, a religious adviser at the mosque, said: “Any money or currency is neither halal – permissible – nor haram – impermissible. “Guidance is about the value which it represents. If money is transacted in a lawful manner then it is halal. “We do not always know the source of cash donations, but we take these in good faith too.” It has received advice from Shoreditch startup Combo Innovation, a blockchain company which focuses on Islamic finance.The money is used to carry out repairs at the mosque, offer help to families who are struggling to pay funeral costs and shelter and feed the poor. Bitcoin is acceptable in the eyes of Allah, a mosque has declared, as it becomes the first in the UK to accept cryptocurrency donations. Religious advisers at the Masjid Ramadan in Dalston, east London, have said the currency is halal if it is “transacted in a lawful manner”. There has been significant debate about cryptocurrency in the Muslim world, with figures including the Mufti of Egypt suggesting it is haram, or forbidden, because it is used by some for illegal activity. Because of its anonymous nature bitcoin has become associated with buying drugs and other unlawful items online. But the mosque has declared that Muslims can use it for their Ramadan donation, known as zakat. Muslims are meant to give away 2.5 per cent of their wealth to charity during Ramadan, an annual donation which is compulsory for all but the poorest Muslims. The mosque, also known as Shacklewell Lane Mosque, will accept donations in two different cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJagdeo says reduction of parking meter fees not adequateFebruary 13, 2017In “latest news”Parking meter rates slashed by 50% following mounting public pressureFebruary 13, 2017In “latest news”Amended by-laws for controversial parking meters approvedApril 4, 2018In “latest news” ….touts $12,000 monthly package for taxis and minibuses only From left SCS PR Kit Nascimento, Town Clerk Royston King, Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and SCS Director Amir Oren at today’s presser Contrary to what was said previously by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) that the parking rate would be slashed in half, Mayor Patricia Chase-Green has announced today that the 50% reduction is only applicable to vehicles parking for 8 hours or longer.Following mounting pressure form all sides, calling for the controversial parking meter project to be scrapped and with the President belatedly calling for a reduction in the ‘burdensome’ prices, on Monday last, the Mayor had said that persons will now be required to pay $25 per 15 minutes of parking, which would equate to $100 per hour of parking, along with 14% VAT (Value Added Tax), instead of the original amount of $200 per hour plus 14% VAT.However, during a M&CC and Smart City Solutions (SCS) presser held this afternoon, the Mayor announced that both parties have agreed to “reduce metered parking rates charged for parking for eight (8) eight hours and more by fifty percent (50%). This discount will be available to everyone directly at the parking meters.”It was then outlined that “the metered parking fee for all motorist parking for periods of 15 minutes to 4 hours shall remain the same at $50 per 15 minutes plus VAT” ($200 per hour.)However if a motorist pays for 4 hours of parking at the same $50 per 15 minutes plus 14% VAT, then according to the Mayor they “will automatically be credited with 8 hours of metered parking.”The M&CC had also said prior, that fees applicable to clamping and booting (immobilization) of vehicles would be revised. It was announced today that charges for immobilization would be reduced by 50%, which would equate to $4000 plus 14% VAT, as opposed to its previous price of $8000 plus 14% VAT.However, that reduction would only last for a period of 6 months, following which the prices for clamping and booting would then presumably return to its original state.According to the Mayor, “there will be no immobilization fee penalty for a one month adjustment period.”She said that during this period, vehicles which are immobilized by the parking meter wardens would be required to pay the metered parking fee for the length of time that they were immobilized.So for the one month adjustment period only, if a vehicle is clamped or booted (immobilized) for not paying parking (for example) in excess of an hour, then instead of paying the $4,000 fine, the motorist would pay for the one hour of parking which would in this case be $200.When that one month period expires, the 6 months rate of $4,000 will be applicable until that 6 months period expires and the original $8,000 immobilization rate resumes.The M&CC also outlined that a no clamping grace period of 15 minutes will be introduced. Meaning that no clamping will be conducted until at least 15 minutes after expiry of a parking ticket receipt. So “a vehicle parked at 1:00pm and purchased 1 hour of metered parking; this car may not be immobilized until after 2:15pm.”Pay by SpaceIt was also announced by the M&CC that “rather than paying for a particular space for a particular amount of time, motorists will instead be paying for parking time for their particular car. This effectively means that motorists may purchase any amount of parking time then move from any metered parking space anywhere in the City for the amount of time purchased on a single parking ticket until its expiry.”Special considerationsM&CC had outlined on Monday last that Bank employees will be once again allowed to utilise their company’s parking lots. These employees, they said, would also be facilitated with monthly parking permits at a lower rate, provided that their names are submitted to the M&CC by their respective companies.In today’s presser it was announced that “businesses may apply for monthly parking permits which my be considered on a case by case basis” and that “businesses may apply for loading/offloading parking regulations as their business needs may require on a case by case basis.”Moreover, the M&CC said that residents may apply for residential parking permits but it was not mentioned at what lower rates these permits would be given if any.What was announced however, is that official taxis and minibuses will be able to purchase monthly parking passes “for $12, 000 per month plus VAT” and that M&CC will resume implementation of the Parking Meter project on February 19, next week Monday.Since its inception, various stakeholders including the Parliamentary Opposition and the private sector had severely criticised the Parking Meter project saying that it reeks of corruption and will only add additional burden to businesses and citizens alike.The Mayor and Town Clerk who seemed bent on moving ahead with the project in spite of the many criticisms had contended that the initiative will assist in easing congestion in the city and will also generate much needed income for the M&CC.Yesterday, Chief Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards (ag) had issued an order bringing paid parking, penalties and the implementation of the controversial parking meter contract in Georgetown to a screeching halt, pending the results of a hearing later this month.The order was granted after an application for judicial review was made by Attorney Kamal Ramkarran, on behalf of Mohendra Arjune. Mayor Patricia Chase Green, Town Clerk Royston King and City Councillors were named as the respondents.At the press conference when questioned about the resumption of the project, even though a Court order was in effect, Mayor Chase-Green said that it would not conflict with their resumption.Against the backdrop of all the above mentioned, the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) yesterday had the largest turnout for its third protest against the controversial parking meters, with many vowing support to the movement until the contract is scrapped.
NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…South Africans mourn and cheer as the hearse transporting Nelson Mandela passes through the town of Mthatha on its way to Qunu today. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) IRELAND Enda Kenny will address the nation tonight as Ireland exits the bailout programme.A man in his 40s was shot dead on a road in north Dublin.The death of a woman in a Mayo house is being treated as murder.Dublin has got the worst rate of food poverty in the country.Gardaí seized more than €1 million in cash in a Limerick sting operation.Up to 150 construction jobs are to be created in Dublin.Alan Shatter says Irish troops are not being targeted in Syria.Campaigner David Hall has ruled out running in the European elections.INTERNATIONAL Peter O’Toole at Heathrow Airport in 1982. (PA Wire) #MANDELA: A nation has said its final farewell to Nelson Mandela as the former South African president was buried at a funeral service in his childhood village of Qunu today.#FINAL CURTAIN: Legendary actor Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81. President Michael D Higgins said the world had lost “one of the giants” of film and theatre.#PROTESTS: An estimated 200,000 people have rallied in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in protest against the president’s refusal to sign a landmark deal with the European Union.INNOVATION Remember Foursquare? Wired writes about the brilliant hack that brought the location-based social network back from the dead. [Wired] Ford has unveiled a self-driving car which can apparently “see” in the same way a bat or dolphin can. That’s reassuring. [CNET]PARTING SHOTFrom Lady Gaga wearing nothing to a Daft Punk staring contest, New York Magazine has put together the best entertainment photography of the year. Bonus points for the amazing black and white shot of Frank Ocean. [NYMag]
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Nov 3rd 2016, 6:20 AM http://jrnl.ie/3059530 12,437 Views Short URL By Cianan Brennan Share13 Tweet Email2 64 Comments Italy’s ‘get tough’ approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment – report Amnesty International has released a new report claiming to offer testimonies of abuse and ill-treatment by Italian authorities which “may amount to torture”. European nations may be able to remove people from their territory but they cannot remove their obligations under international law. Italian authorities must end violations and ensure that people are not sent back to countries where they are at risk of persecution or torture.The report also alleges that, under pressure from the EU Italy has sought to increase the number of migrants being returned to their countries of origin, which involves the European country signing new Memorandums of Understanding with “countries that have committed appalling atrocities”.In the case of Sudan, it claims that the new memorandum has led to summary identification taking place in Sudan itself.The report says that this has “already led to cases of unlawful expulsions”, including 40 people “identified as Sudanese nationals who were put on a plane to Khartoum from Italy” in August 2016.Read: Suspect in custody over fatal shooting of police officers in ambush attack in the USRead: Japanese girl band apologises after wearing costumes that looked like Nazi uniforms Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 6:20 AM A soldier stands guard as migrants enter the Montello barracks, in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday of this week Source: Luca BrunoA NEW REPORT from Amnesty International alleges that Italy, under pressure from the EU to ‘get tough’ with refugees and migrants, is in fact violating those people’s rights.The report, titled ‘Hotspot Italy: How EU’s flagship approach leads to violations of refugee and migrant rights’, details allegations of beatings, electric shocks, and sexual humiliations against Italian authorities.The human rights organisation has collected 24 testimonies of ill-treatment out of the interviews of 170 migrants in 2016 who have come to Italy in recent times.150,000 people have reached Italy by sea in 2016 alone.The ‘Hotspot’ approach in question, is designed to fingerprint and identify new migrant arrivals to frontline EU countries like Italy.The approach, introduced last year on recommendation of the European Commission, requires all such countries to fingerprint new arrivals, many of whom do not wish to be fingerprinted according to Amnesty.The report claims that consistent accounts exist of arbitrary detention and excessive physical force in order to get such arrivals to consent to being fingerprinted.One Eritrean woman described being slapped repeatedly in the face by a policeman until she relented and allowed herself to be fingerprinted.The new report likewise claims that newly-arrived and exhausted migrants are forced to immediately answer questions “with potentially profound implications for their future”.This is in order to screen asylum-seekers and separate “those considered irregular migrants”.“Increased pressure”“The hotspot approach, designed in Brussels and executed in Italy, has increased, not decreased, the pressure on front-line states,” says Amnesty International’s researcher on Italy Matteo de Bellis.It is resulting in appalling violations of the rights of desperately vulnerable people for which the Italian authorities bear a direct responsibility and Europe’s leaders a political one.
Chine : des sols fragilisés qui s’affaissentAllié à l’urbanisation et l’exploitation minière, le pompage excessif des eaux souterraines chinoises fragilise dangereusement les sols qui s’affaissent à de nombreux endroits. Un phénomène inquiétant mis en lumière par le ministère de la Terre et des ressources naturelles du pays.La trop grande exploitation des eaux souterraines menace les sols chinois qui dans certaines régions risquent de s’effondrer, alerte dans une récente étude le ministère chinois de la Terre et des ressources naturelles. Cité par l’AFP, ce document réalisé par des géologues et des urbanistes indique que ce phénomène est accentué par l’urbanisation comme par l’extraction minière.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?A certains endroits, le sol s’affaisse déjà. Une cinquantaine de villes réparties dans 19 provinces chinoises sont concernées. Au total, une surface de quelque 79.000 kilomètres carrés a été touchée par des affaissements aux conséquences diverses. Des maisons devenues inhabitables, des immeubles penchant dangereusement, des canalisations rompues, et même d’immenses trous sont apparus sur des routes ou dans des champs à cause de ce phénomène.Pomper l’eau souterraine est devenu une nécessité dans certaines régions face à la croissance extrêmement rapide qu’a connue la population urbaine au cours des dernières décennies, les eaux de surface ne permettant plus d’assurer les besoins des habitants. C’est notamment le cas dans la capitale chinoise. “Autrefois, Pékin avait de l’eau en abondance grâce à la rivière Yongding : mais récemment, à cause du changement climatique et du facteur humain, la plaine de Chine du Nord est dans une situation de sécheresse chronique”, souligne auprès de l’AFP Mao Qizhi, urbaniste à l’institut d’architecture de l’université Tsinghua.”Garder l’eau souterraine comme un trésor”Le chercheur rappelle toutefois que l’activité humaine n’est pas la seule origine des affaissements de terrain qui se sont produits de tout temps en raison de l’érosion et de phénomènes sismiques. Mais ils sont de plus en plus fréquents et les experts préconisent de mettre un terme au pompage déraisonnable des nappes phréatiques. “Il faut aller chercher l’eau ailleurs et garder l’eau souterraine comme un trésor pour les générations futures”, estime Mao Qizhi.Le 12 mai 2012 à 16:19 • Maxime Lambert
A Vancouver truck driver was involved in a serious injury crash south of Oregon City early Friday morning.Troy Huston, 45, of Vancouver was driving a 2008 Freightliner truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with hazardous chemicals south on Highway 213 just before 8 a.m. when a Toyota Camry crossed the center line and collided with the truck, according to Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings.The Toyota came to rest on its wheels in a ditch; the truck and trailer came to rest on the highway, partially blocking traffic.The driver of the Toyota, Michael Jason Warn, 25, of Taft, Ore., was extricated from the car and transported to Oregon Health & Science University with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Huston was not injured.Oregon State Police has not taken any enforcement action, but is continuing its investigation into the crash. Icy roads are not believed to be a factor, Hastings said.Emily Gillespie: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Your browser does not support the audio element. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Read Google Home Hub review Apple iPhone XS The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. 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Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the AirPods review Chris Monroe/CNET Turo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Angela Lang/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Post a comment 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) See It See It Sarah Tew/CNET $299 at Amazon 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 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Samsung,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. 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It’s summertime in Silicon Valley (ah, the sweet image of poolside geeks, roasting in oil while wearing Snapchat specs and Star Wars arm floaties). Still, the tech news keeps right on coming. Russia stayed in the headlines, as the US set up a new task force to fight Russian election interference and Putin & Co. threatened Google for promoting “illegal mass events” on YouTube. Then there was Amazon. Apparently its facial recognition software can now spot fear (though it still seems to have trouble telling criminals apart from politicians — insert joke about government ethics here). And that wasn’t all… Here are nine fine stories to get you up to speed on some of the tech world’s more interesting, explosive and creepy-crawly happenings this week. Bedbugs are giving Airbnb users headaches… and itchy bites Robert Rodriguez/CNET Alexa, time for class: How one university put an Echo Dot in every dorm room Tyler Lizenby/CNET Nuclear weapons are spreading. This plutonium scientist is trying to stop that Courtesy of Siegfried Hecker Sterling K. Brown isn’t done playing around Mark Mann 5G hype won’t close the digital divide Dhara Singh/CNET The Dungeons & Dragons game rescuing kids from their social anxieties Tyler Lizenby/CNET There are 9 Galaxy phones you can buy now. Here’s how to tell them apart Andrew Hoyle/CNET Instagram is hiding likes. You may be happier in the end Getty Images VR lets you fire a virtual employee to practice doing it for real Talespin 0 Tags Share your voice Post a comment Tech Industry
TRS working president KT Rama Rao said that the party membership drive is seeing much progress. He held a review meeting with the legislators and MPs through a teleconference. KTR asked them to eye on the municipalities and entrusted them with the responsibility of making the colony presidents, well-educated to take the membership. He asked to arrange special counters for the enthusiasts who are interested in taking the membership. To intensify the drive, KTR asked the representatives to hold special drives in villages. He also asked them to submit a report on the number of people took the membership. He also directed them to ensure 50,000-60,000 people taking membership in every constituency until the deadline.
Chittoor: A farmer has committed suicide due to the burden of debts at Keelapatla village in Gangavaram Mandal of Palamaner constituency in Chittoor district. The deceased identified as Vijay (36) a farmer who has committed suicide. It’s said that Vijay has laid borewells in his farmland by borrowing about Rs 5 lakh. Even after spending huge amounts there was not enough water, as he couldn’t find the way out to pay off the debt, he consumed pesticides and committed suicide.
New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said it stands behind the government on the issue of defence but asked it to make it clear if it was changing the decades-old nuclear policy. “Every citizen stands (together) as far as defence and sovereignty is concerned and in particular where the nuclear policy and nuclear use are concerned,” Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters here. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us He asked if by his “ambiguous statement”, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh intended to keep the people guessing or announce a change in the nuclear policy. “Then the country will be happy to know what the new policy is, not in ambiguous and not in half phrase frame but in a full one paragraph detailed policy,” he said.
File photo by REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinSen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., pictured speaking to reporters last year. Toomey said this week that lawmakers are reconsidering a bill he sponsored with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in 2013 that would expand background checks for most private gun sales.There have been marches and speeches. Memos and tweets. But what exactly is on the table legislatively in Washington when it comes to changing gun laws and school safety? And what proposals have a chance at becoming reality?Here are the six key proposals to watch.“Fix NICS.” This Republican-led bill would not create any new background checks. But it would push federal agencies and others to submit more data and comply with the current system. The House passed this bill and coupled it with a pro-gun measure to allow concealed carry permits to be in effect across state lines. The Senate is unlikely to pass that and may break the bill in two pieces, forcing a potentially difficult decision down the road in the House.Manchin-Toomey. This bill, written after the Newtown massacre, would have expanded background checks to include most private sales. It failed in 2013, receiving 54 votes when it needed 60. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. told the PBS NewsHour and others today that some of the lawmakers behind those ‘no’ votes in 2013 are reconsidering right now. Senate Democrats are likely to push hard for some version of this or other “universal” background check bills.No Fly-No Buy. This bill, a bipartisan effort that was in part a response to the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, would ban anyone on the nation’s terror watch lists from buying a gun. A handful of senators are making a vocal effort to revive this plan, but it’s not yet clear if it has any momentum.Increased age restrictions. President Donald Trump supports the idea of increasing the minimum age for purchasing at least some rifles to 21. Republicans in Congress are considering this at the moment, but they’re uncertain. “I’m still looking at that issue,” Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La, said, “but clearly many of these shootings would not have been prevented by that.” You should also keep an eye on Florida, where a state House committee today passed a bill that would boost the age for rifle purchases.Assault weapons ban. A ban of 19 types of assault-style weapons was in place from 1994 to 2004, when it expired. Now some on the left, and at least one Republican,want to bring it back. But Republican leaders say it has no chance of passing.Arming teachers. This is another proposal strongly endorsed by Trump, but it’s not clear if Congress will take up this idea or leave it to state and local lawmakers. A key development would be if Congress discusses giving states funding for such programs. It currently seems unlikely. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., did not weigh in directly on that idea but told the NewsHour, “I think more of these solutions should happen at the state and local level.” Share
Art for Concern presents its annual show of traditional and folk art in an endeavour to help preserve and protect India’s artistic heritage. They bring the works of master craftsmen from across India. The proceeds from the sale of these artworks will go toward the grassroots programmes supported by Concern India Foundation. The show will be held on January 15 and 16 January at Balassi Institute, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, Janpath in the Capital. India is a land of fascinating folklores and magical myths which are represented in myriad traditional and folk art forms. Every part of the country has a special way of showcasing these stories in colourful forms, which are unfortunately running the risk of dying out because of inadequate exposure. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Art for Concern’s Traditional and Folk Art Show organised by Secure Giving is an attempt to showcase and preserve these indigenous art forms. Organised in aid of Concern India Foundation, the artworks at the Traditional and Folk Art exhibition are also available for sale. Being held in the capital for the very first time, the exhibition will showcase miniature art in various styles- Madhubani from Bihar, Mata ki Pachedi from Gujarat, Phad and Pichwai from Rajasthan, Gond from Madhya Pradesh, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh, Bronzes from Kumbakonam and Kalighat paintings from Kolkata. The Traditional and Folk Art Show is an attempt to give a window of exposure to the dying folk. According to Art for Concern’s Anjana Khanna, “The Traditional Art Show aims to promote traditional artists who have been practicing these art forms for years but are not getting enough exposure and recognition for their exceptional work.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe proceeds from the exhibition will go towards Concern India Foundation, a registered, non-profit charitable trust working towards ‘Helping People Help Themselves’ by making the disadvantaged self-reliant and enabling them to lead a life of dignity. Set up in 1991, Concern India Foundation works in the area of education, health and community development supporting over 270 programmes across the country.When: January 15-16 Where: Balassi Institute, Hungarian Information & Cultural Centre, 1-A, Janpath,