NDP name Nunavut candidate finally

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe NDP have finally unveiled their candidate in Nunavut.It took a while for the NDP to name someone in the riding to run against incumbent MP Leona Aglukkaq, who is the health minister for the Conservative government.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll has the details.last_img

ECs decision on Tripura falls short of expectations CPI

first_imgNew Delhi: The decision of the Election Commission on Wednesday to conduct repolling in 168 booths in West Tripura constituency has “fallen short of expectations”, the CPI(M) said and claimed that a substantial number of voters has been denied their right to vote due to rigging. It was after several complaints by political parties that the poll body ordered a repoll at 168 of the 1,679 polling stations, almost a month after polls were held in West Tripura seat on April 11. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The EC said that repoll in polling stations spread over 26 of the 30 assembly segments of the Lok Sabha constituency will be held on May 12. “The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep sense of disappointment over the Election Commission of India’s order to hold the elections void in 168 booths for the Tripura West parliamentary constituency and hold re-poll in these booths. There had been widespread rigging and prevention of voters exercising their franchise by the ruling BJP during polls held on April 11. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “We firmly hold that this order is not in consonance with the ground reality and obviously too little and too late in ensuring a free and fair poll where more than half the electorate was actually unable to exercise their right to vote,” a statement from the party said. Alleging that the EC had only “partially” considered the complaints made by political parties and individuals about large-scale rigging and illegality, the statement said that the order will “signal, on the one hand, acknowledgement of rigging on a major scale and yet falling short of the expectations that the ECI will deliver justice for the voters of the constituency who could not cast their votes.” “Nothing short of a re-poll for the entire Tripura West parliamentary constituency will serve the purpose of a free and fair poll and protecting the rights of the voters,” it said.last_img read more

Sri Lanka UN officials stress need to help civilians caught up in

“Measures that comply with international obligations governing the protection of civilians during armed conflict provide vital options for civilians as they make individual choices about where to seek safety and succour,” the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka said in a statement issued today.The statement was released amid ongoing concern about the humanitarian impact of the violence in the Vanni, a district in the north where Government forces have clashed with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).The UN Country Team stressed it is still committed to helping the Government provide humanitarian assistance to civilians whether they remain in the Vanni or decide to leave.“Measures must be taken to prevent displacing people from their homes and livelihoods. The UN has also raised with the LTTE its urgent concern that civilians be allowed maximum freedom of movement of all times.”Last month the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) voiced alarm about the safety of tens of thousands of civilians because of the fighting and urged both sides to ensure the protection of those not involved in the conflict. 3 September 2008United Nations officials in Sri Lanka have acknowledged the Government’s announcement that it will take extra steps to improve the freedom of movement of thousands of civilians affected by recent fierce fighting in the north of the country. read more

Afghanistan UNICEF kicks off campaign to wipe out neonatal tetanus

The disease occurs among populations where pregnant women deliver at home without a trained birth attendant and far from any health facilities, according to Dr. Francois Gasse, Head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Programme. “In Afghanistan only 5 per cent of women deliver in [an] institution with a trained birth attendant,” he told a press briefing in Kabul.”The simple way to eliminate the disease is to immunize the mother,” he explained, noting that this practice “protects the mother against tetanus and the newborn through the transfer of antibodies during the pregnancy.”Over the next week the campaign will target 740,000 women in four Afghan cities before moving to rural areas. “The preliminary estimates show that we need to target 4 million women over the next three years,” Dr. Gasse said. “The progress in Afghanistan against this disease is also part of the global progress in this global initiative.”The effort, led by the Afghan Government, is being carried out by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) with support from partners including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ronald McDonald Foundation. read more

US sales of previously occupied homes rise to 498M in February most

US sales of previously occupied homes rise to 4.98M in February, most in more than 3 years. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2013 10:01 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in February to their fastest pace in more than three years, and more people put their homes on the market. The increases suggest a growing number of Americans believe the housing recovery will strengthen.The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales increased 0.8 per cent in February from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.98 million. That was the fastest sales pace since November 2009, when a temporary home buyer tax credit had boosted sales. The February sales pace was also 10.2 per cent higher than the same month a year ago.Steady hiring and near-record-low mortgage rates have helped boost sales and prices in most markets. The Realtors’ group says the median price for a home sold in February was $173,600. That’s up 11.6 per cent from a year ago.More people are also starting to put their homes on the market, which could help sales in the coming months. The number of available homes for sale rose 10 per cent last month, the first monthly gain since April. Even with the gain, the inventory of homes for sale was still 19 per cent below a year ago.Jeff Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, said the increase in houses for sale is a good sign. It suggests more homeowners are gaining confidence in the recovery. That could end an inventory squeeze that has held back sales in many markets.“Tight inventory has been a critical issue for the housing market. The limited supply of homes has fueled bidding wars and has meant that buyers have little to choose from and agents have little to sell,” Kolko said.By region, sales of previously owned homes were up 2.6 per cent in both the South and the West. Sales fell 3.1 per cent in the Northeast and 1.7 per cent in the Midwest, possibly in part because of adverse weather.Even with the gains, sales nationally remain below the 5.5 million that economists associate with healthy markets.One concern is that few first-time buyers, who are critical to a sustainable housing recovery, are entering the market. They made up only 30 per cent of sales in February. That’s well below the 40 per cent typical in a healthy market.Since the housing bubble burst more than six years ago, banks have imposed tighter credit conditions and required larger down payments. Those changes have left many would-be buyers unable to qualify for super-low mortgage rates. First-time buyers have been hit particularly hard by the changes.The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage dropped in November to 3.31 per cent, the lowest on records dating back to 1971, and they have remained near that record low this year. This week the rate on the 30-year loan was 3.54 per cent.Rising demand and short supplies have encouraged builders to boost construction. U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February and received building permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4 1/2 years.The increases meant that builders broke ground on homes last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 910,000, the second fastest pace since June 2008. Applications for building permits rose 4.6 per cent to 946,000, the highest level since June 2008 read more

Woman tried to do son out of £10m inheritance by taking advantage

first_imgAnd the judge accepted that, before Alzheimer’s disease robbed him of his sharp mind, Stephen’s father had repeatedly promised him “it will be all yours one day”.Handing 48-year-old Stephen the entire farm, including its substantial farm house, the judge said he was entitled to rely on the assurances given to him by his father.Roger Moore had had difficulty coping with what he saw as his “demotion as head of the family farming business” after Alzheimer’s began to take hold in 2008, the court heard.Mrs Moore was adamant that it would be unfair on their daughter, Julie, if Stephen inherited the whole farm, which was described as being “by far the family’s biggest asset”.But Judge Monty said: “It was always Roger’s intention that Stephen would inherit the farm and the business, and that intention was shared by Pamela.”These intentions were expressed as promises to Stephen. Particularly after 2009, Pamela took advantage of Roger’s mental decline, which in my view does her no credit.”She was and remains determined to redress what she regarded as a stark inequality of likely inheritance between Stephen and Julie.” A judge heard Alzheimer’s disease robbed Roger Moore of his sharp mindCredit:PASIEKA/Getty Images/Science Photo Library  “By contrast, his relationship with Pamela has always been a difficult one… sad to say, relations between them had been difficult since Stephen’s childhood.”Stephen, he said, had worked on the farm since childhood and now “in effect runs the farm, as Roger is too ill to participate”.Starting off on just £200 for a working week of up to 50 hours, he was still earning less than £300-a-week after becoming a partner in the business.He only did all that because “he truly believed, as he had been encouraged to believe, that in the fullness of time he would inherit the farm and the business”.The judge added: “The fact is that promises were made, and in reliance on them he devoted his entire working life to the farm and the business.”He could not pursue an alternative career because of his “whole-hearted commitment to the farm”.Stephen told the court: “If I were to cash in I would be a very wealthy man, but I have no intention of cashing in. If we have a good year, we might be able to afford a holiday or a new car, if not then so be it.”Judge Monty ordered that the farming partnership between father and son should be dissolved “because of Roger’s ill health”.Mr Moore’s share of the farm will be transferred to Stephen, although his parents can continue drawing an income and living in the farmhouse for as long as they need to.The judge concluded: “This is a just and equitable outcome. It honours what Roger always intended.”It means that the farm can continue to be farmed by the next generation of the Moore family as Roger always intended.” Pamela took advantage of Roger’s mental decline… she was and remains determined to redress what she regarded as a stark inequality of likely inheritanceJudge Simon Monty QC If I were to cash in I would be a very wealthy man, but I have no intention of cashing inStephen Moore Mrs Moore, the judge added, had “unfairly portrayed Stephen as a violent and difficult son who made her and Roger’s life a misery.”She simply “refused to accept” that Roger’s “unchanging intention”, while he had all his mental faculties, was “to see Stephen at the helm”.By 2009, Roger was suffering from serious memory loss and his increasing sense of uselessness led him to say “I might as well shoot myself”, the court heard.But, as Stephen grew up, his father had encouraged him to work on the farm and passed on to his son his “passion for farming”.Spending three years at agricultural college, Stephen had “thrown himself wholeheartedly into working on the farm”.”Since he was a teenager it was not only clear to him that he would one day take over the running of the farm, but also that Roger… encouraged him in that belief”, said the judge.”Roger would say to him that all of this, referring to the farm, would be his one day. It seems to me that everything points to an over-arching plan under which Stephen would inherit the whole farm and business in due course and that Stephen was told this was the case.”center_img A judge heard Alzheimer's disease robbed Roger Moore of his sharp mind A farmer’s wife “took advantage” of her husband’s Alzheimer’s in a bid to do their son out of his promised £10 million inheritance, a judge has ruled.Pamela Moore even accused her son, Stephen, of violent harassment in her fight to stop him taking over the family farm from his father, Roger.But Judge Simon Monty QC said Stephen had worked since childhood on the 650-acre farm in Stapleford, near Salisbury, which has been in the Moore family for generations.The High Court heard the father of two took no expensive holidays, lived a frugal lifestyle with his family in a bungalow on the estate and earned less than £300-a-week. Mr Moore changed his will in 2012, disinheriting Stephen of the farm, but the judge said that, by then, he was “playing very little part in events”.Mrs Moore described her son’s behaviour as “intolerable” and accused him of “molesting” Roger, “by way of violence, threats, pestering and other forms of harassment”.Mr Moore had at one point even sought a non-molestation order against his son, it was said.But the judge described Mrs Moore’s accusations of bad behaviour against her son as “so trivial as to be of no effect”.He added: “Roger, in his right mind, would never have contemplated litigating against his own son. Matters between father and son were nowhere near the kind of total collapse described by Pamela and other members of the family.”Roger would have been appalled at the family’s private affairs being exposed to public scrutiny and at the prospect of the farm being split up.”The judge said of Stephen: “He clearly loves his father and has always looked up to him. 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EHF CL Furious Kiel storm over Plock

4. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …320170:63(7)4 6. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko310275:73(2)2 Orlen Wisla PlockTHW KielVelux EHF Champions League 1. THW Kiel4301118:96(22)6 3. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…3201101:93(8)4 7. SG Flensburg-Handewitt310286:87(-1)2 2. MVM Veszprém321076:71(5)5 MVM Veszprem lost a point in Plock, but THW Kiel didn’t let home team to even think about something similar. Germans smashed Polish vice-champions 37:23 in an untypica match in Orlen Arena, where Manolo Cadenas and his guys didn’t get any chance to stay in the match competitive until the last phase.“Zebras” read the tactics of the home squad perfectly and showed that they can offer more in current season…Joan Canellas led his team with 10 goals, Vujin added 7, while in the home team, only Ivan Nikčević reached number 4…Orlen Wisła Płock – THW Kiel 23:37 (8:18)Wisła: Corrales, Wichary – Kwiatkowski, Daszek 4, Racotea, Wiśniewski 1, Pusica, Ghionea 2, Rocha, Piechowski 2, Zelenović 2, Montoro 1, Tarabochia 3, Konitz 1, Nikcević 4, Żytnikow 3.THW: Landin, Katsigiannis – Duvnjak 2, Toft Hansen 3, Mamelund 2, Sprenger 1, Weinhold 1, Dissinger 3, Ekberg 5, Canellas 10, Dahmke 3, Vujin 7, Oprea.STANDINGS: 8. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu300375:102(-27)0 5. Orlen Wisla Plock4112102:118(-16)3 ← Previous Story Rhein Neckar Lowen lose after five months! Next Story → LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: Hairdresser Alex Dujshebaev read more

Les huîtres du bassin dArcachon frappées par une microalgue

first_imgLes huîtres du bassin d’Arcachon frappées par une micro-algueLe dinophysis a fait sa réapparition il y a plus de trois semaines dans le bassin d’Arcachon. Depuis, les ostréiculteurs n’ont plus le droit de vendre leurs huîtres. En effet, cette micro-algue peut se révéler toxique.Les ostréiculteurs du bassin d’Arcachon se sont vus contraints de cesser la vente d’huîtres depuis trois semaines en raison de la présence de dinophysis, une micro-algue venue du Golfe de Gascogne et potentiellement toxique. Depuis deux ans, un nouveau test chimique permet de tester le taux de “dino” et d’interdire la vente en cas de besoin. “Il faut attendre que ça passe car malheureusement c’est un phénomène naturel contre lequel on ne peut rien faire”, explique Bernard Delis, un ostréiculteur à Gujan-Mestras dans le bassin d’Arcachon. À lire aussiOstréiculture : fin du test de la sourisToutefois, après trois semaines d’interdiction, les nouveaux résultats d’analyse sont de meilleurs augures : le taux de toxine est désormais inférieur au seuil de sécurité sanitaire défini. Si ces taux sont confirmés lors des prochains tests, la commercialisation des huîtres pourra reprendre dès le 11 mai. “Les consommateurs reviendront, ces interdictions qui nous frappent depuis quelques années sont tombées dans les mœurs et cela n’a pas terni notre image”, assure Olivier Laban, le président régional de la section régionale conchyliologie cité par l’AFP. Pour prendre les devants en prévision d’interdictions futures, des prélèvements effectués au large du bassin d’Arcachon devraient permettre de “comprendre les raisons d’une efflorescence d’algue aussi brutale et inhabituelle”. Pour certains professionnels comme Fabrice Routioutiou, il est nécessaire de “mettre les huîtres à l’abri dans des viviers dès que l’on sait que les taux de dinophysis commencent à augmenter, et pouvoir ainsi continuer à les vendre en dépit des interdictions”.Toutefois, l’algue n’est pas la seule à menacer les huîtres. En raison des conditions climatiques, de nombreux naissains, les larves de ces mollusques, manquent à l’appel.  “L’an dernier, nous n’en avons pas eu assez et si le phénomène se reproduit cette année, cela va devenir vraiment difficile”, estime ainsi M. Delis.Le 7 mai 2012 à 16:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Matt Sydal on why WWEs ratings decline isnt important

first_img Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Now Playing Up Next Facebook Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Chris Featherstone passed along this recap.This is Chris Featherstone from Sports Illustrated and the Pancakes and Powerslams Show. This week, I had the pleasure to interview former WWE Tag Team Champion Matt (Evan Bourne) Sydal on my show. We had a great conversation, talking about the current state of professional wrestling, why he has no qualms about WWE letting him go from his contract last year, and much more.I posed a question to him about why professional wrestling is experiencing such a decline in ratings, and here is what he had to say about that:“I understand that ratings are important. You have to realize WWE’s contract. They’re not getting paid from advertising money. USA makes that money. WWE gets paid by USA, they get paid a lot of money, and the money increases every year. Ratings aren’t the most important thing to them. And, let’s just be honest: ratings aren’t as precise as internet clicks and time spent on the website. If you look at that, WWE is crushing everyone. So I think ratings might not be the best metric with which to rate wrestling in this day and age. But it does mean they’ve got big distribution.Let’s face it: when we were crazy into wrestling, there were 20 million people on Monday nights watching wrestling. So what you have are 17 million lagged wrestling fans. People who connect to it somewhere, but haven’t really found an inspiration or a cultural connection to it. That’s been missing because wrestling’s been dominated by one person. It’s like if every song on the radio had to go through the same producer. You would say that this is always the same thing because it’s always produced by the same place.What there should be is more middle ground. There’s room for five or six of these federations because people love wrestling. People like you and I connect to it from a nostalgia view, from respecting the athleticism, and enjoying the characters and the story, and the live action production that is pro wrestling. It’s a special form of entertainment, and I think people miss [the ability to] go to a show and have fun.It’s more about the feeling and how you felt when it was going on. Were you laughing with your friends? Were you having a good time? That’s what makes wrestling good. It’s not the wrestling itself. It’s the experience that people have. And I think we need to work on what kind of experience we’re giving fans at these events, and what kind of experience they want. Are we looking for new fans?”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Velvet Skycenter_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Twitter Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

TCI News Run Down including Border Control request to freeze all country

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 4, 2017 – Providenciales – Hon Royal Robinson: Opposition member sends a clarion call for the Elected Govt to demand an exit strategy of the coming British; and he slams arrests for alleged corruption of public workers saying, the arrests are amounting to nothing. Angela Brooks: The Actg Director of Public Prosecutions informs that Helen Garlick, because she is now 65 years old and for personal reasons is retiring from the TCI SIPT trial and later this year from practicing law altogether.Eight years after her role was created, Garlick is gone as of Thursday Aug 3.   The Office of the DPP will now supervise the major trial involving former government ministers and ex-premier on corruption charges.  Hon Sean Astwood: Acting Premier states that there is no dereliction of duties as National Security Council has met, stakeholder meetings are happening and every effort is being exhausted to see the islands returned to Peace and tranquility.   Hon Sharlene Robinson: Out of Country Premier defends actions in face of surging gun crimes and criticism on her absence right now; she gives a list of achievements and says there is NO CRISIS in leadership, there is a crisis in morality.    At Cabinet: The PDM Administration has asked for approval of a freeze on visa applications for people from ALL countries from Aug 7-Sept 1.And for HE to approve a highly selective method for first time work permit applications based on industry needs for a 55 day period from Aug 7-Sept 30.   The reason given for the change with first time applications is to clear the backlog, make assessments and implement improvements, those notes say.    Also at Cabinet: A Stop list protocol was put forth for the Governor to approve; the PDM Administration wants it to take effect Aug 15 which is the day after the deadline given for all people in the country without legal status to leave voluntarily, else face being stop listed.Another Cabinet note included that the number of 2017/18 scholarships have been approved; there was no indication however on how many scholarships or who has received them. But later on Thursday, a public notice revealing 43 islanders had received scholarships for studies in the UK, USA, Canada and Caribbean region.   Plus, critical to Phase II homeowners in Provo, that Cabinet on Wednesday, had the Millennium Heights report presented by the Planning Director.#MagneticMediaNews#freezeallvisaapplications Related Items:last_img read more

DNR Commissioner Forestry Official Discuss Additional Resources For Wildfire Support

first_imgDue to extreme wildfire danger and current wildfire activity in Southcentral, as well as limited resources available to respond to new starts, the Alaska Division of Forestry has instituted an emergency burn closure on state, private, borough and municipal lands within the Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna boroughs effective 8 a.m. Wednesday. Maish: “Swan Lake is the number one priority fire. Those priorities are set by a group they set priorities for the fire and in turn what resources they can get. There are currently 230 staff on that fire, there is a jet load that is coming in with another 100 firefighters coming in.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享DNR Commissioner Corri A. Feige and Division of Forestry Director Chris Maish held a press availability on Wednesday to answer questions regarding recent developments in Southcentral Alaska relating towildfire response, burn closures, and associated issues. Maish: “Outside the state we will have five jet loads-100 per jet load- making up roughly 500 people. We will also have a lot of aviation resources flying in from Canada, they have been here a lot here this summer. I think so far we have had 48 states contribute support to Alaska, and I think that’s more than we’ve ever had before.”  The state is experiencing an “extreme” fire season this year, with over 2.5 million acres burned so far, the size of the fires is still well short of the record set in 2015 – 5.1 million acres. For many Alaskans, the end of the fire season couldn’t come soon enough; many are coping with severe smoke conditions while on the Kenai Peninsula. Division of Forestry Director Chris Maish spoke about the special challenges the Kenai Peninsula Borough is facing with the Swan Lake Fire: “There are two communities: Cooper Landing at one end, and Sterling at the other. It is definitely a more complex incident than the one up in the valley.”last_img read more

11 great gifts under 100 you can still get in time for

first_imgYes, it’s true: Father’s Day in the US is this Sunday, June 16. That means you need to get a gift for your old man today. Thankfully, if you have Amazon Prime, which now offers shipping as quick as next day in many areas at no extra charge, or live near a Walmart, you still have time. Wherever you buy, we’ve assembled some great gift ideas here in the in $51 to $100 range that should arrive Sunday — if you hurry. All of these have been included after being fully reviewed or anecdotally tested by CNET editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Looking for more affordable gifts? Check out 14 great Father’s Day gifts under $50 and The best Father’s Day gadgets you can get for under $30. Great for the nightstand Sarah Tew/CNET Our favorite gifts for Father’s Day 14 great gifts under $50 Gifts for Dad under $100 Best Father’s Day gifts under $250 For the dads who enjoy their booze Best TVs and streaming boxes for Father’s Day Laptop and PC gifts for dads Best phones to gift your dad for Father’s Day Best headphones for dads from $50 to $350 Best audio gifts for Father’s Day Best Father’s Day gifts to combat dad bod Father’s Day gaming gifts for the badass dad Best Father’s Day gifts for every kind of foodie dad The Cheapskate’s top Father’s Day gift picks Father’s Day gift ideas for your car-loving dad Wireless headphones are the future, but if your dad is the kind of guy who prefers good old-fashioned cables, the Sony MDR-7506 may be right up his alley. This classic headphone (circa 1991) has a 10-foot coiled cable, a phono adapter — and no microphone. To be clear: It’s a terrible choice for using with a smartphone, and more at home when connected to a full-size stereo receiver. But it sounds sublime.  Whether Dad is clueless in the kitchen or he’s a full-blown chef, he’ll love preparing meals in an Instant Pot. This do-it-all pressure cooker is great for set-it-and-forget-it meals, with options for beginners and gourmets alike. And the 6-quart model is a whopping 40 percent off at Amazon this week.  Jun 15 • Great last-minute Father’s Day gifts for 2019 Best Fitbit under $100 See at Amazon Nomad Wireless Charging Base Station ($99.95) For dads who like easy meals Read Roku Streaming Stick Plus review Lifetime High Performance Cooler ($97) Amazon Echo ($65) The best smart display Netflix, HBO, Hulu and every other streaming video service under the sun — Roku has it all. This $60 HDMI stick delivers all those channels at up to 4K resolution, and the included remote controls the TV’s power and volume, too. It’s a great gift for any dad, and it’s on sale this week for $49. Roku Streaming Stick Plus ($49) See at Amazon AirPods and other name-brand truly wireless headphones cost $160 and up. But we found the Anker SoundCore Liberty Air earbuds to deliver solid sound quality at half that price. This model also offers better noise isolation than the AirPods, and it’s available in both black and white. This product is also available at Walmart.Looking for more options? Check out our list of the best true wireless headphones under $100. See at Amazon What’s the best Instant Pot to buy? Read Anker SoundCore Liberty Air review There are plenty of great Alexa-powered Echo products, but in this price range, we’re loving the Google Nest Hub (formerly known as the Home Hub). The smart display gives you instant access to a world of answers whenever you say, “Hey, Google,” and the device’s lack of a camera makes us feel better about having it in the bedroom. (Note that Google just introduced a larger 10-inch version of this product with a camera called the Nest Hub Max, but that will run you $230.) The retail price of this product is $129, but it’s been on sale throughout the spring as low as $65. Otherwise, you can find it on sale for closer to $99 at Walmart and elsewhere.  Best truly wireless headphones under $100 Read Google Nest Hub review Fitbit has several fitness trackers under $200: the $180 Versa, the $160 Versa Lite and the $120 Charge 3. But in this price category, the new-for-2019 Inspire HR comes in at the $100 price point. The HR is so named because it has always-on heart rate monitoring, and its battery should last up to five days. If you want the name brand cachet and superior smartphone apps, the Fitbit is a good trade-up from the Amazfit mentioned above. Sarah Tew/CNET Juan Garzon/CNET Apple’s AirPower charging stand will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get Dad a nice wireless charging pad that can juice up 2 Qi-compatible devices at once. The Nomad Wireless Charging Base Station also includes USB-A and USB-C ports, so he can charge up two other devices, too. Sarah Tew/CNET 0 Read Kindle Paperwhite review Yes, the Echo Dot sells for half the price, but it’s worth splurging on Dad’s special day for the full-size Amazon Echo — especially when it’s marked down by one-third, as it is right now. In addition to its zillions of smart home functions, this voice-controlled speaker delivers better-than-average sound quality and doubles as a straight-up Bluetooth speaker, too. Oh, and it tells jokes that only a dad can appreciate. For the old-school dad 15 Photos Father’s Day: Clever smart home gadgets your dad will actually love Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 ($60) reading • 11 great gifts under $100 you can still get in time for Father’s Day Best e-reader Sony MDR-7506 ($80) Anker SoundCore Liberty Air ($80) See at Massgenie Jun 14 • Gifts for dads who enjoy their booze Google Nest Hub ($65 – $99)center_img One awesome cooler Great smart speaker Amazfit Bip ($80 or less) Tyler Lizenby/CNET Read Amazfit Bip review Fitbit Inspire HR ($99.95) 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. Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide Érika García/CNET See at Amazon Read our Fitbit Versa Lite vs. Inspire HR vs. Charge 3 comparison Grads Tech Gift Guide The Fitbit Versa Lite, Galaxy Watch Active and Apple Watch Series 3 cost $159 and up. But if you want to gift a smartwatch with a sub-$100 budget, the Amazfit Bip is your best bet. Despite the low price, it’s got an always-on display, water resistance, heart rate tracking and — most importantly — battery life that blows away the Apple Watch. Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Instant Pot Best video streamer under $100 Jun 14 • Gifts for dads who love breakfast Ben Fox Rubin/CNET The best coolers of 2019 See at Amazon See at Walmart In CNET’s recent roundup of best coolers, we found that this Lifetime High Performance Cooler delivered the best design of the bunch. It’s also tough as nails, and offers a nearly 63-quart capacity. Whether Dad is stocking beer by the summer grill or at an autumn tailgate party, this is a great pick. See also Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Best smartwatch under $100 Kindle Paperwhite ($99.99) See at Amazon Tags Read the Sony MDR-7506 review Jun 14 • Make it a 4K Father’s Day: Save on 4K TVs at Best Buy and Walmart • See All Share your voice See at Amazon Post a comment Read the Amazon Echo (2017) review Yes, the Kindle app is available for free on phones and tablets. But if Dad’s a book lover, the Kindle Paperwhite beats a phone app because it offers distraction-free reading. Other ways the Paperwhite beats a phone: It’s readable in full sunlight or in a darkened bedroom, it’s fully waterproof and its battery lasts days or weeks, not just a few hours. The Paperwhite normally retails for $130, and it will likely dip back down to $90 or less for Prime Day. But this week it’s just under $100, which is why we’re including it here. Media Streamers Fitbit Nest Belkin Amazon Bluetooth Google Roku Applelast_img read more

Houston Lags Behind Other Major Texas Cities in LGBTFriendliness

first_imgHouston received a score of 70 out of a possible 100 on the annual Municipal Equality Index by the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign.That ranks the Bayou City above average both in Texas and the nation.But it’s also the only one of the state’s largest cities – Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin – that didn’t get a perfect score.There’s one simple reason for that, said Xavier Persad, the Human Rights Campaign’s senior legislative counsel and author of the index.“Currently, Houston does not have citywide nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing and public accommodations,” he said. “So that’s the primary difference.”The other big Texas cities all have laws that protect LGBT people. Houston also passed such an ordinance in 2014 but voters repealed it a year and a half later.One Texas city, Laredo, got a score of zero. College Station, Killeen, McKinney and Round Rock are next near the bottom with 12 points each. 00:00 /00:53 X Listencenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Mathias Wasik/FlickrHouston scored 70 out of 100 in the city’s LGBT-friendly policies. Sharelast_img read more

Amazon Opens Tech Hub In Houston

first_img 00:00 /00:40 X Listen – / 2 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Amazon officially opened a new tech hub in Houston Friday.The Bayou City didn’t get the online retailer’s second headquarters, but it’s now one of 18 cities with an Amazon tech hub.The one here is Amazon Web Services, or AWS, which helps companies with their digital and cloud needs.It’s located at Citycentre, where the Katy Freeway meets Beltway 8.At the grand opening, Mayor Sylvester Turner said having this new hub shows the city has progressed after failing to get “HQ2.”“I mean the very fact that we’re here today and they’re opening this tech center indicates that it’s a win-win for both Amazon and the city of Houston,” he said.The mayor also called the opening “a leap” forward in Houston’s effort to become a top tech innovation city.“Quite frankly, you can’t have a strong ecosystem without having a strong presence by Amazon,” Turner said. “The very fact that they are expanding their presence here in the city speaks volumes.”Kris Satterthwaite, enterprise sales leader at AWS Gulf Coast, echoed that sentiment.“If you think about the talent we have here in the city, the innovation that’s taking place, I mean it’s really one of the best cities in the world,” he said. “So that’s one of the key reasons that we’re investing heavily in Houston and continue to expand.”Houston is the third city in Texas to get an Amazon tech hub after Austin and Dallas. Sharelast_img read more

Baltimore Teacher Network and WBAL–Ways to Fund Public Education Town Hall Meeting

first_imgOn May 24 the Baltimore Teacher Network and WBAL are co-hosting a community town hall meeting focused on the recent deficit of Baltimore City Public Schools. Tim Tooten, anchor for WBAL, will moderate discussions between panelist and school teachers. Panelists include state legislators, members of the Baltimore City Council, a Baltimore Teacher Union representative, members of BCPS Board of School Commissioners and Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools. The town hall meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. For more information about the Baltimore Teacher Network visit www.btnetwork.org or call 410-469-9902.last_img

Musthave work shoes for every woman

first_imgWho says that shoes meant for office are boring? Instead, there are a plethora of styles that are extremely classy for a highly-appealing and confident professional look. Try for block-heeled or flaunt wonderful wedges at work, says an expert.Juan Pablo Malaver, Designer, Bata Design Centre, has shared five shoes every working woman should own.Neutral palettes: A pair of beige, brown or tan footwear is a must in your arsenal for its versatility. Be it pumps, wedges, ballerinas or loafers, a neutral tone in any style ensures a subtle and elegant look. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLow to medium height block heels: Block-heeled closed footwear looks uber-chic with formal classics. Carry yourself with all the flair as you stand tall in these heels and impress everyone around with your smart and confident look.Patent leather loafers: Sleek style loafers in brown, beige or black colours with metal detailing also add class to your look in a jiffy. Be it straight-cut pants, pencil skirts or loose-fit trousers, these loafers are sure to complement your professional look in the swankiest manner. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWonderful wedges: Not just style, wedges ensure extreme comfort all day long. Wedge heels look great with almost all the formal ensembles and can lend a confident look to the wearer.Classic black: Investing in timeless pieces won’t let you regret ever. A pair of black footwear is a must-have for every professional woman as it gels with almost every outfit and simultaneously gives an elegant appeal.last_img read more

How Google Apple Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data Infographic

first_img Register Now » “Every breath you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you.” The famous 1980’s song by The Police might as well be the mantra for major tech companies today.When you log onto the internet, click on a website or search a word, tech behemoths including Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Yahoo are watching. They track your preferences, collect information about your online habits and develop a profile of you.Related: Microsoft Launches New Effort to Bolster Its Startup SupportThe infographic below, created by San Jose, Calif.-based retail-strategy firm Baynote, shows the type of data gathered by each of these five tech giants, the methods they use to collect your personal data and how that data is used. It also reveals the number of words in each company’s privacy policy, suggesting the complexity of each agreement.Click to Enlarge +Image credit: Baynote Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 28, 2013center_img 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

The New iPad Pro Just Leaked And Its Gorgeous

first_imgWhile all the focus for Apple’s September 12 event is now on the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4, there are substantial rumors of a new iPad Pro line that could debut alongside those gadgets. If it looks anything like these renders obtained by OnLeaks, it’s going to be good. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoAncestryStart your journey with AncestryDNA®- now $59. Ends 8/26.AncestryUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement The renders show the rumored smart connector at the bottom of the iPad Pro which, in theory, could be designed to allow for using the tablet in a vertical orientation with a physical keyboard. Many iPad users, including myself, use the iPad in vertical mode, like people used vertical monitors back in the early years of desktop publishing.But it goes beyond that. The renders show the greatly reduced edges all around the tablet — and no home button. The current iPad Pro has side edges that look as thick as the one this purported new iPad Pro shows all around its face.AdvertisementThe other obvious feature is the flat edge, a clear departure from the current rounded edges on the iPad and iPhone lines and more similar to the iPhone 5. It looks quite more elegant and — more importantly — could offer a much better grip than the current line.The iPad in the leaked images also shows antennas in the style of the iPhone, which will hopefully increase the Wi-Fi and cell reception (my current iPad Pro has notably inferior reception compared to my iPhone 6 or my Mac.)The rumor mill says that the new iPad Pro may be announced at the September 12 event, so stay tuned for our coverage for all of the official details as they emerge.Galaxy Tab S4 vs. iPad Pro: Which Tablet Is Right for You?10 Tablets with the Longest Battery LifeOur Favorite Tablets for Work and Playlast_img read more

20 Things You Didnt Know About … Lasers

first_img1. Chances are, you can thank a laser for helping you get through the day. The technology lets us do everything from scan groceries at the checkout to remove regretted tattoos.2. The word laser, coined in 1957, is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Since that –er ending makes a laser seem like a doer of … something, it soon spawned the verb “to lase.”3. Unlike the sun or a flashlight, which shines in a broad range of colors combined to produce white light, lasers lase by producing a concentrated beam of a single wavelength, or color.4. In 2016, scientists created a new type of microlaser, smaller than a red blood cell, which could lead to innovations in medical imaging.5. That same year, the world’s most powerful laser, China’s Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility (SULF), fired a single pulse equivalent to 5.3 petawatts — 5.3 quadrillion watts!6. SULF isn’t the world’s largest laser, however. That would be California’s National Ignition Facility (NIF), about the size of three football fields. The megalaser can deliver the same amount of energy released by a couple pounds of TNT to a target the size of a pea.7. Ultimately, researchers want to use NIF’s energy to trigger a nuclear fusion reaction, squishing the nuclei of hydrogen atoms together to make helium and producing energy the same way stars do.8. Speaking of stars, give a big gold one to the true inventor of lasers, whomever that may be. Three scientists shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for work leading to the first lasers, but grad student Gordon Gould designed one before the laureates — one of whom was also his adviser.9. Gould sued and finally received patent rights in 1977. A fifth scientist actually built the first working laser, in 1960.10. Since then, lasers have landed a lot of Nobels, including in 2017. That award went to team leaders at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), who were first to measure long-predicted ripples in space-time.11. Lasers play a starring role in another measuring method: light detection and ranging. A lidar system shoots out a laser pulse, calculates how long it takes the pulse to bounce back, and determines how far away an object is, like bats using echolocation to find dinner.last_img read more

Monster potholes in Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Potholes and bad road surfaces is a hot topic in Ladysmith and has become a major problem, as many motorists are frustrated and cannot understand why the municipality does not fix the town’s roads!The Ladysmith Gazette went around town to find the 10 ‘most dangerous’ potholes.While out on the streets snapping photos of “monster potholes”, it was scary to see motorists breaking the law driving on the wrong side of the road, driving on curbs and doing some “dodgem driving” to avoid the holes.Frustrated motorists stopped and thanked us for highlighting this issue, sharing their experiences and the costs they have been faced with due to damage done to their vehicles.“I had to replace three run-flat tyres on 3 different vehicles, which cost me close to R14,000. I guess this is just another expense motorists are forced to pay due to lack of interest from the municipality,” said a businessman.“Most of the time, we are forced to hit these damn potholes, as there is oncoming traffic and we cannot avoid them,” he added.Also read: Ladysmith motorists frustrated by huge potholesWe have added reader-submitted photos to our top 10. See if you can find bigger and “better” potholes. If you have any potholes in your area that you think deserve to be listed, you can send photos of them to: editorldy@dbn.caxton.co.zaComing straight in at number one, we have a monster pothole indeed! And then the list carries on…1) Agra Road-2) Main Road –3) Burger Street –4) Rangoon Road –5) Thompson Road – 6) Highlands Road –7) Newcastle Road –8) Harrismith Road –9) Francis Road –10) Buckingham Road – Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more