Delhi government offers 30 more doorstep services

first_imgNEW DELHI: People living in Delhi can now avail 30 more services at their doorstep, including adding members in ration card, paying the motor vehicle tax and getting a DTC pass, taking the total number of such services to 70.The second phase of the doorstep delivery of public services, the official launch of which is yet to take place, has been rolled out. Residents can dial 1076 and get the service by paying Rs 50 extra, an official from Delhi’s Administrative Reforms said. The new services include booking a tour package through Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corp. In September 2018, the Delhi government had launched the doorstep delivery of 40 public services to make things easy for the common man. P3last_img

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Ageing populations worldwide pose key policy challenges warns UN official

11 April 2007The number of elderly people will triple in the next 25 years, and a “large majority” of them will soon be living in the developing world, an official from the United Nations health agency said today, calling on policymakers in rich and poor countries to grapple with the challenges posed by this long-term demographic change. Somnath Chatterji, team leader of Multi-Country Studies at the World Health Organization (WHO), told journalists at UN Headquarters in New York that the phenomenon of a rapidly ageing population can no longer be considered to be confined only to affluent nations. Many developing nations are in transition as well, Dr. Chatterji said, shifting – albeit later than in developed States – from a comparatively young population where infectious diseases are prevalent to an older population where chronic diseases, such as heart disease, are more common. He cited China and India, which together represent one third of the global population, as among the most notable examples of this transition. Dr. Chatterji, who has been attending the 40th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development, said the absolute number of people aged over 65 will treble within 25 years. A report by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this year on the changing age structures of populations and their implications for development projected that by 2050 the number of older persons – defined as aged 60 or more – would exceed the number of children for the first time in history. By then, there should nearly 2 billion elderly persons, up from about 705 million this year. The world’s poorest nations, many of which are located in sub-Saharan Africa, will continue to have a relatively young population for some years, Dr. Chatterji, adding that the HIV/AIDS epidemic was a key factor in this trend. Nyovani Madise, senior researcher at the African Population and Health Centre, told journalists at the same press conference today that the continent’s enormous young population remains particularly vulnerable to the scourge of AIDS. Dr. Madise called for greater investment in health care across Africa and recommended an increase in targeted programmes aimed at promoting more responsible behaviour among the continent’s young people – whose use of contraception is generally lower than that of older people, exposing them to a higher risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. read more

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President refuses to approve Ministry posts to SLPF MPs

President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to approve Ministry portfolios to Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLPF) Parliamentarians in the new cabinet.Minister Navin Dissanayake said that the SLFP MPs who joined the Government were in a list of MPs nominated for Ministerial posts by the United National Front (UNF). However, he said the President was firm on his stand not to approve Ministerial posts for SLFP MPs. (Colombo Gazette)

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Refugees from Central African Republic continue to pour into Chad UN says

UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Ron Redmond told journalists in Geneva today that Amboko camp, near the main town of Gore, will soon reach its capacity of 27,000 as relocation of 4,000 earlier arrivals from the border to Amboko continues.Chadian authorities reported the arrival of the added 2,000 refugees but were unable to reach them immediately because of a damaged bridge over a rain-swollen river. The Chadian authorities would try again, he said.A tent shortage at Amboko was corrected when 522 tents were brought from the UNHCR stockpile in Abeche, eastern Chad, he added.

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TSX down amid mixed manufacturing data Republican move to avert fiscal cliff

TSX down amid mixed manufacturing data, Republican move to avert fiscal cliff by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2012 5:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday with traders unimpressed by a counteroffer by U.S. Republicans to save the U.S. economy from going over the “fiscal cliff.”The S&P/TSX composite index lost 69.62 points to 12,169.74 and the TSX Venture Exchange fell 12.9 points to 1,208.The Canadian dollar was down 0.13 of a cent to 100.51 cents US.U.S. indexes also closed in the red as the end-of-year deadline approaches for averting the “fiscal cliff,” a combination of tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts set to automatically take place at the first of the year if there’s no compromise agreement.The shock of seeing the drastic fiscal measures go into effect in January would cut economic growth and likely push the U.S. back into recession.The Dow Jones industrials closed down 59.98 points to 12,965.6 as a Republican proposal indicated both sides are very far apart.It involves increasing the eligibility age for Medicare and to lower cost-of-living hikes in Social Security benefits.The move is a response to Obama’s offer last week to hike taxes by US$1.6 trillion over the coming decade but to exempt Medicare and Social Security from cuts to beneficiaries.The GOP plan also proposes to raise $800 billion in higher tax revenue over the decade but would keep the Bush-era tax cuts, including those for wealthier earners being targeted for a rise by Obama, in place for now.The Nasdaq composite index declined 8.04 points to 3,002.2 and the S&P 500 index was down 6.72 points to 1,409.46.“I think there is no doubt there is some concern and anxiety,” said Fred Ketchen, manager of equity trading at Scotia Capital.“What you’re playing with is confidence. You have this push-pull situation with confidence (and) confidence for those who have it is more hopeful than real, I think, at the present time.”Markets had started the session in a more positive mood after the HSBC’s Purchasing Managers’ Index for the world’s second-biggest economy rose to 50.5 in November from October’s 49.5. Any reading above 50 indicates activity is expanding. It was the first time in 13 months that China’s manufacturing sector emerged from contraction.Growth in China is particularly welcome since so many other countries are faltering to one degree or another. China is just starting to revive after the government took steps to slow the economy in order to reduce high inflation.But signs emerged that uncertainty over whether the U.S. can avoid a major fiscal crisis could be already affecting the U.S. economy as the Institute for Supply Management index for November came in at 49.5. That was the lowest level since July 2009 and down from 51.7 in October.The gold sector led decliners, down about two per cent while bullion gained $8.40 to US$1,721.10 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded $1.42 to C$37.29 while Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) declined 90 cents to $33.59.The industrials sector was off almost one per cent as Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP) set aside plans to build a 420-kilometre extension to serve coal mines in the Powder River Basin, which underlies parts of Montana and Wyoming. CP will take a $180-million non-cash charge on its books as a result of a decision to defer the plan indefinitely because of a deterioration in the market for thermal coal, which is primarily burned to produce power. Its shares were down $1.35 to $91.35. Elsewhere in the sector, Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) moved down 57 cents to $88.77.The base metals sector was off 0.5 per cent while copper prices found limited lift from the Chinese data with the March contract ahead a penny at US$3.66 a pound. China is the world’s biggest consumer of the metal, which is viewed as a proxy for the global economy as it is used in so many applications. Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM) shed six cents to C$2.88 while Taseko Mines (TSX:TCO) inched up three cents to $2.81.The financials group shed 0.33 per cent as Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) gave back 38 cents to $59.29 a day before the bank releases its latest earnings.Techs were weak with Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS) 11 cents lower to $7.24.Research in Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) was down four cents to $11.55 as its stock was downgraded to sell from hold at Canaccord. The firm cited RIM’s recent share strength and doubts that the new BB10 lineup, which is being launched at the end of January, can turn around its long-term business trends.The energy sector was down 0.33 per cent while the January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 18 cents to US$89.09 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) slipped 40 cents to $28.19.Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) added 12 cents to C$28 as it said it has set a 2013 capital budget of $4.8 billion, a modest increase from the $4.7 billion it expects to spend this year. The energy company also aims to substantially increase production in the coming years.The consumer staples sector was one of two advancers, up 0.87 per cent as dairy and grocery products company Saputo(TSX:SAP) made a major acquisition. The Montreal-based company is paying $1.45 billion to buy Morningstar Foods, a 2,000-employee company that makes dairy and non-dairy products for the U.S. market.Saputo has said it plans to expand in the United States but has downplayed speculation it might acquire Hostess, the bankrupt company that makes Twinkies snack cakes. Saputo shares gained $1.37 or 2.98 per cent to $47.41. read more

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Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 20 April 2012

DOWNLOAD1. New Car CO2 Report launched2. SMMT respond to Transport Committee low carbon vehicles inquiry3. UK car manufacturing posts strong first quarter4. UK automotive prominent at Make it in Great Britain exhibition5. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Tale As Old As Time Lonely Engineer Builds Marries Robot

first_img Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower If you can’t be with the one, you love, love the robot you built.Fed up with his love life—or lack thereof—31-year-old artificial intelligence expert Zheng Jiajia “married” the female humanoid he designed.A former employee of Chinese multinational telecoms firm Huawei, Zheng left the company in 2014; last year, he joined the Internet village of Dream Town—12 granaries transformed into an incubation center.The chronically single engineer wed his robot companion, Yingying, in a “simple ceremony” on Friday, the South China Morning Post reported, citing the Qianjiang Evening News. Witnesses included Zheng’s mother and friends.Qianjiang Evening NewsA fairly simple cyborg, Yingying can identify Chinese characters and images, and say a few words.For the nuptials, she was dressed in a smart black suit and white strappy heels, with her head covered by a red scarf—an old Chinese wedding ritual. (It’s unlikely the couple followed through with the traditional third-day-of-marriage dinner party at the bride’s parents’ home.)Zheng reportedly intends to upgrade his 66-pound “wife” with the ability to walk and help with household chores. Because that’s what married women do.Qianjiang Evening NewsThe union, of course, is probably not entirely legal.The Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted in 1980, states right off the bat that “a marriage system based on the free choice of partners … shall be applied.” It’s hard to believe the insentient Yingying, who can’t even speak, consented to the coupling.It doesn’t help Zheng’s case that “no marriage may be contracted before … the woman [has reached] 20 years of age”: Yingying was “born” in late 2016, making her less than 12 months old.Zheng isn’t the first to fulfill his life goals by building a personal android. Last year, Hong Kong-based Ricky Ma spent 18 months and more than $50,000 creating robo-Scarlett Johansson. According to Netease, the look-alike can move its arms and legs, form detailed facial expressions, and respond to verbal commands. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Unreal Kylian Mbappé scores 4 goals in 13 minutes

first_imgFrench youngster Kylian Mbappé keeps making the headlines as he scored an insane 4 goals in 13 minutes vs Olympique Lyonnais.It appears that Kylian Mbappé’s records will just keep getting shattered by him, the 19-year-old now made history in Ligue 1 by setting the record that nobody had ever produced in French football’s history.Only Jean-Pierre Papin in 1991 and Dieter Müller in 1982, had managed to score four goals in a single Ligue 1 match before Kylian did it this Sunday in PSG’s 5-0 victory against Olympique Lyonnais.The French kid struggled to find his target as pretty much the rest of his squad did against their toughest opponent in the competition, but he really went to town after scoring his first goal just a minute past the full hour of the match.Neymar had already scored the opening goal of the match during the second half after Kylian himself got awarded a penalty, this was only a prelude of what was about to happen at Parc des Princes.4 – Kylian Mbappé is the youngest player (19 years and 9 months) to score 4 goals in one game in Ligue 1 over the last 45 seasons. Precocity. pic.twitter.com/W2ZC4ngbrE— OptaJean ⭐⭐ (@OptaJean) October 7, 2018The youngster found the nest one goal after another between minutes 61 and 74, this left him as the only player who has achieved four goals in one match in such a short amount of time.In Ligue 1’s 86-year-old history, what Kylian Mbappé did had never occurred before and the forward did it a 19!We can only imagine what he will be able to do when he has matured more as a player, because he is already blowing everybody’s minds with what he is accomplishing now as it is.This victory also gives PSG the chance to become the very first Ligue 1 squad in history to start the competition with 9 victories on their first 9 matches, something that just adds to the amazing night that the French World Cup champion just made us all go through after watching this timeless performance.We could say that there is no topping this, but we have a feeling that Mbappé will be doing a lot more than what he just showed us this Sunday.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.FULL TIME: Led by a four-goal @KMbappe, PSG thrash Lyon and become the first team to win their opening nine games in a @Ligue1_ENG season!! 🔴🔵#PSGOL pic.twitter.com/w06fTtl3iU— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 7, 2018But without question, the best reaction to Mbappé’s four goals in 13 matches was Neymar’s after the match: “My son loves Mbappe a lot,” Neymar said on PSG’s website. “I took him to training and he was talking about Kylian all the time. He wanted to take a picture to show his friends at school, he took it and was very happy.”“I know my value, I know the pressure that exists, I know my responsibilities. But we have many quality players who also have their responsibilities.”“Kylian is one of them. He is a technical leader and the group respects him. As soon as he opens his mouth to say something we listen to him and understand him, no matter how old he is.”“This is a group where everyone knows the importance of each and tonight I want to congratulate him. He could have scored even more.”“For me it’s a phenomenon, a crack, I hope it will continue like that for several years because football will thank him,” finished Neymar with a laugh.⚡️ @KMbappe #PSGOL pic.twitter.com/AY1QcfBjaL— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 7, 2018How would you describe Kylian Mbappé’s performance against Lyon? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Verdict Expected on Anthony Quinn Murder Case

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Nov 2014 – A verdict expected in the case of British Quantity Surveyor, Anthony Quinn who was killed on mother’s day 2012, allegedly by two 16 year olds. Now 18, Misael Castillo and Stanford Forbes Jr will hear their fate from a jury; the men are charged with kidnapping and killing 34 year old Quinn who worked for Projetech. The case has been on for around two weeks and today, a verdict in the murder trial is anticipated. It was also anticipated that yesterday morning the corruption charges trial of former Deputy Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams would have started. It was delayed to today… Adams, who is not on active duty was charged by the Integrity Commission on five charges related to Adams’ alleged conduct during a police investigation of the murder of Kaziah Burke, in which his son was a suspect. Adams is alleged to have performed his duties in a public body for the purpose of obtaining a benefit for another person sometime between April 13 and May 24, 2013. Again, his trial is on the docket for today now, Rodney Adams is represented by Ariel and Jamal Misick of Misick and Stanbrook Law Firm. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI Police reach out to Bahamas hurricane victims Related Items:anthony quinn, ariel misick, jamal misick, kaziah burke, misick and stanbrook, projetech, rodney adams, stanford forbes Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service North Caicos matriarch Mary Jane Misick passeslast_img read more

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Genting Hong Kong completes delisting from Singapore Exchange

first_img Load More Travellers aiming to delist from Philippine Stock Exchange on 21 October RelatedPosts Travellers International Hotel Group sets tender price for shares in privatization push Genting Hong Kong Ltd has completed its delisting from the Singapore Exchange (SGX), returning instead to a single primary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE).In a Tuesday announcement, the company said that trading of shares on the Singapore Exchange would be suspended from 09:00 on Wednesday 11 April 2018, meaning that the last day of trading was Tuesday 10 April. Resorts World Manila operator announces plans to delist, go private Genting Hong Kong, which announced its intention to delist its secondary listing last October, said at the time that the move was aimed at focusing its efforts and resources on its cruise ship business in Asia and particularly North Asia, adding that it has undertaken “various initiatives to meet the growing demands of the Chinese market.”“As a result, the company believes that it is desirous to increase the visibility of the company among the North Asian investors and envisages that maintaining a single primary listing on the main board of the HKSE, which will potentially increase the trading of the company’s shares on the HKSE, will enhance the company’s profile to North Asian investors,” it said.Genting Hong Kong added that delisting from the SGX will reduce overhead costs and increase the liquidity of its shares on the HKSE.last_img read more

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Digital Editions Saw Continued Growth in Second Half 2013

first_img[This story first appeared on sister site min.] The Alliance for Audited Media reported total average circulation for the consumer magazine industry dipped 1.7 percent in the second-half of 2013, according to their semi-annual Snapshot, released Thursday. Digital replica editions continue to be a growth area for the industry. The 386 magazines monitored reported a total 10.8 million digital replica editions sold in the second-half of 2013, up 36.7 percent versus the second-half of 2012, when 289 magazines reported more than 7.9 million digital replica editions. Still, the total digital editions sold only account for 3.5 percent of magazine circulation totals.While not a big slice of the total revenue or circulation for most magazines, digital edition sales are noteworthy in their potential e-commerce benefit to publishers. Digital editions are sold directly between publishers and consumers and thus, avoid devaluing the product through clearing house discounts and anyone else that takes a cut along the print distribution chain. As digital edition sales continue to rise at full value, there is potential there to ease the loss in revenues from devalued print magazines. Paid subscriptions faltered 1.2 percent and single-copy newsstand sales fell a significant 11.1 percent from a year ago.Looking at total verified paid subscriptions, American Rifleman, the official magazine of the National Rifle Association, was the top gainer with a 29.3 percent circulation boost, bumping the title into the top 25 list of audited consumer publications by total circulation. Reader’s Digest’s circulation decline of 22.4 percent was the largest of the top 25 consumer titles, but expected considering the title’s decision last fall to cut its rate base from 5.5 million to 3 million. The magazine’s total verified subscription sales for the second-half of 2013 totaled roughly 4.2 million.Across categories, most magazines saw a single-copy sales drop with eight of the top 25 titles, mostly women’s periodicals, falling by 20 percent or more. Glamour saw sales drop most at 27.3 percent, with Cosmopolitan, People Stylewatch, Vogue, Vanity Fair and Seventeen, all close behind.The biggest newsstand sales gainer by far was HGTV Magazine, launched in 2012, at 15.4 percent, with Good Housekeeping and Food Network Magazine also seeing sales upturn at 5.5 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively.Time Inc. saw four of its titles—People, Time, Sports Illustrated and Southern Living—place in the top 25 consumer magazines list, putting it in a good position as it prepares for its imminent spin-off.last_img read more

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Facebook says youll get a clearhistory tool later this year

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview Comment Boost Mobile Tech Industry Mobile Apps Digital Media Internet Services 7 $60 at Best Buy 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. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Share your voice See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. Angela Lang/CNET 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. Facebook,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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Amazon Facebook CFO David Wehner says the clear-history feature is coming out this year.  Getty Images After being promised in early 2018, Facebook’s “clear history” privacy tool may finally be on its way.  Facebook CFO David Wehner on Tuesday said the company will launch the feature for clearing your browsing history on the social network later this year, according to CNBC. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the news. “Broadly, [the feature is] going to give us some headwinds in terms of being able to target as effectively as before,” Wehner reportedly said at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2019 in San Francisco. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the privacy tool  in 2018. In December, the company said it expected to start testing the feature this spring.The clear-history feature will let you view information about apps and websites you’ve used and delete data directly from your Facebook account. Wehner reportedly said the feature will make it harder for Facebook to use data collected by third parties to target ads to certain groups of users. Sprint $999 The Cheapskate 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags 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. Chris Monroe/CNET $999 $999 Apple iPhone XS 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. $999 $299 at Amazoncenter_img $6 at Tidal Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It 1 Turo Rylo See it 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). HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET 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. $210 at Best Buy See at Turo 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. Tags 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. $59 at eBay Comments Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See at Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read the Rylo camera preview $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read Google Home Hub review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $520 at HP Read the AirPods review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89)last_img read more

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Vijay Mallyas Kingfisher House auction fails for the third time

first_imgThe auction for Kingfisher House in Mumbai has failed for the third time in a row. No interested buyer came forward to the auction for the former Kingfisher Airlines office, CNBC reported.The last date for submission of bids for the KFA house was December 16. The reserve price for it was set at Rs 115 crore. Mallya’s Kingfisher house in North Goa will also be put up for auction once again by a consortium of 17 banks, IANS reported. Kingfisher Villa in North Goa will be auctioned on December 22 at a reserve price of Rs 81 crore, which is about five percent lower than the price set for the auction held two months ago. During that time, the consortium of banks tried to sell the property at Rs 85.29 crore. This would be the third time that the assets have been put on sale. During the previous auctions, both these properties found no takers, and Kingfisher Villa, owned by United Breweries Holdings (UBHL), was mortgaged as collateral to Kingfisher Airlines. Mallya’s unsold movable properties worth Rs 15.72 lakh will also be re-auctioned on January 5. The assets also include 10 cars, which will be auctioned separately, Mint reported. Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines owns the consortium of banks Rs 9,000 crore. However, the business tycoon fled to the United Kingdom in March this year.last_img read more

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US missionarys body may never be recovered from Indian island

first_imgA lack of knowledge of the Sentinelese, who 13th century adventurer Marco Polo called `brutish and savage`, is the main handicap to recovering a body Photo: AFPThe body of American missionary-adventurer John Allen Chau may never be recovered from the lost island where he fell in a volley of arrows fired by a reclusive tribe whose existence is threatened by the modern world, say experts.The menace to the Sentinelese from Chau’s one-man invasion is such that tribal rights specialists say no murder charges will ever be laid and Chau’s body will have to stay hidden to protect what is probably the world’s last pre-neolithic tribe.Indian authorities — who do not dare enforce their rule over North Sentinel island — have not even tried to send police ashore to question the tribe who have been greeting outsiders with hostility for centuries.Police sent a boat near North Sentinel for the second time since the killing on Friday.”Due precautions were taken by the team to ensure that this particularly vulnerable tribal group are not disturbed and distressed during this exercise,” said a police statement.Fears that 21st century diseases as mild as the common cold could kill off the tribe, or that experiencing electricity and the internet would devastate their lifestyle, has left them in a guarded bubble that Chau sought to burst with his “Jesus loves you” message.The American died last week after making several attempts to reach the Sentinelese to preach Christianity — knowing it was illegal to go within three miles (five kilometres) of the island.- Double dilemma -Pankaj Sekhsaria, a tribal rights expert and author on the Andaman and Nicobar islands, said it would be “a futile exercise” to try to retrieve Chau’s body.”I don’t think it is a good idea to go anywhere near (North Sentinel) because it will create conflict with the community there,” he told AFP.”I don’t believe there is any safe way to retrieve the body without putting both the Sentinelese and those attempting it at risk,” added Sophie Grig, senior researcher for Survival International which campaigns for such isolated groups.Anup Kapoor, an anthropology professor at the University of Delhi, said that anyone wanting to open a dialogue with the Sentinelese had to show they were “on the same level.””Don’t wear anything,” he recommended. “Only then you can hope to have some sort of interaction.”Kapoor once had contacts with the Onge, another Andamans tribe, adding: “It was only after I took off my clothes, except my underwear.”The lack of knowledge of the Sentinelese, believed to be the last surviving descendants of the first humans to arrive in Asia — and who 13th century adventurer Marco Polo called “brutish and savage” — is the main handicap.”We have no clue about their communication systems, their history and culture, how can we go anywhere near them,” said Kapoor.”What we know is that they have been killed and persecuted historically by the British and the Japanese. They hate anyone in uniform. If they see someone in uniform, they will kill him on the spot.”Let them be the way they are. Leave them in peace in the ecosystem they are in. Do not disturb them because that will only make them more aggressive.”- No timeline -Police in the Indian Ocean paradise are now wrestling with a double dilemma: how to answer the prayers of Chau’s family and maintain the privacy around North Sentinel that is essential for the tribe’s survival.Andamans police chief Dependra Pathak has said no timeline can be given for finding a body.And Sekhsaria warned Indian authorities may now have to strengthen surveillance around North Sentinel to prevent a Chau copycat.”The administration is seized of the matter, they are already thinking about the surveillance,” he said without giving detail.Indian outsiders have had a rough reception when going to North Sentinel. Arrows were fired at a helicopter that checked on the tribe after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Two fishermen who strayed too close in 2006 were killed.Police are talking with anthropologists and tribal welfare experts about the best way to establish contact.The Anthropological Survey of India has had previous rudimentary contact.”When we went there, nothing happened,” said the survey’s Andaman chief C. Raghu. “Our seniors visited the island and they came back. It is because we are experts and know the pulse of the people.”It’s not just the risk of disease. You also have to think of how to handle yourself, what to say and what to share with them. To them, whoever gets there is from the outside, new world.”last_img
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Magic Leap Asks Developers to Keep Devices in Safe Report

first_img Popular on Variety Augmented reality startup Magic Leap has started to send a limited number of its headsets to developers, but is asking them for extreme security measures to prevent leaks: Devices need to be stored in a locked safe when not in use, Bloomberg reported Friday.Magic Leap has been working on its augmented reality headset, which is capable of overlaying digital objects over a view of the real world, in secrecy for years. The company gave the public a first look at its hardware in December, when it announced that it would make a developer version of the device available in 2018.It also recently opened up its developer platform to approved partners, allowing third-party developers to start building apps for the headset.However, only a few select developers have actually gotten their hands on Magic Leap’s devices, and those who wanted to be part of this first wave had to commit to strict security rules. These include storing them in a locked safe. At least one company decided that these rules weren’t worth the hassle, according to Bloomberg Magic Leap has only shown its hardware to industry insiders and reporters willing to sing a strict non-disclosure agreement, effectively barring them from sharing any unannounced details about the device. The company has been able to raise more than $2.3 billion from investors including Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Google and Alibaba.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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IHGs EVEN Hotels debuts new wellnessfocused hotel in Brooklyn NY

first_img Share Friday, August 26, 2016 IHG’s EVEN Hotels debuts new wellness-focused hotel in Brooklyn, NY Travelweek Group ATLANTA — There’s a new kid on the Big Apple block, courtesy of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), and it’s hell-bent on making guests feel refreshed and rejuvenated in both body and mind.IHG has announced the opening of the EVEN Hotels brand’s fourth hotel and second New York City location – the 202-room flagship EVEN Hotels Brooklyn. EVEN Hotels is IHG’s newest lifestyle hotel brand, and was designed to help travellers “Eat Well, Rest Easy, Keep Active and Accomplish More.”The new hotel is located adjacent to IHG’s Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown, which opened in April, within walking distance to Forte Green Park and Brooklyn Academy of Music. A focus on wellness is evident throughout the hotel, in its free filtered water, natural light-filled Athletic Studio, two-storey living green wall, ergonomically designed work spaces, and market fresh menu items.Guests can also enjoy spin and yoga classes, plus group runs to the Brooklyn Bridge Park led by the property’s Chief Wellness Officer. The 2.2-mile loop can easily be modified to a 5k or 10k course for runners or walkers looking to increase their distance.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsGuestrooms feature an In-Room Training Zone, which includes a foam roller, yoga mat, yoga block, core exercise ball and the EVEN Hotels Trainer, a mounted fitness wall featuring resistance bands. Guests will also find eucalyptus fiber linens that offer a cooler sleep, fully glass-enclosed rainfall showers and colour LED mood lighting in their rooms.EVEN Hotels is expanding rapidly with hotels now open in New York City, Rockville, Maryland, and Norwalk, Connecticut, and seven hotels in the pipeline including a third New York City area hotel (Manhattan), Omaha, Seattle, Miami, Eugene, Houston and Pittsburg.For more information go to EVENHotels.com.center_img Tags: IHG, New York City Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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QUOTABLE I drive by schoolyards and I see a bunch

first_imgQUOTABLE“I drive by schoolyards and I see a bunch of red out there. Fitz and I talked about it: his legacy, he wanted to have a generation of Cardinal fans that were Cardinal fans, not somebody that moved here from somewhere else … If the kids are Cardinal fans, mom and pop got no choice. ‘We’re going to the game and wearing red. Put your Bears jerseys away.’”— Bruce Arians on seeing the fandom for the Cardinals grow in the Valley – / 16 Top Stories “Justin better get back quick, ’cause he’s losing ground. You know, that’s Brandon’s job to lose right now,” the Cardinals coach said. “He’s played extremely well, he’s very competitive. You knew that because he was a great special teams player at A&M, learning how to play DB that one year. But he’s long, he’s fast.”Then, Arians added the kicker.“I’ll take young talent over an old, savvy guy that gets run past every time,” he said.Bethel had his good and bad moments when he took over starting duties for the final regular-season games and ensuing playoff run in 2015.For each, just look to his matchup against one team. Bethel had an interception and eight tackles as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers heavily targeted him in Week 16 of the regular season but he gave up a big fourth-and-20 play late in the Cardinals’ divisional playoff win against Green Bay.The challenge of unseating Williams atop the cornerback depth chart isn’t Bethel’s alone.The Cardinals signed veteran Mike Jenkins before camp but lost him to a hand injury. Additionally, the recently-signed Alan Ball could also challenge Williams, the Cardinals’ 2016 third-round pick. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals head coach center_img Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is doubling down on one key roster battle as his team prepares for its first preseason game Friday.He’s already said that injured cornerback Justin Bethel will need to unseat rookie Brandon Williams from the starting cornerback spot opposite Patrick Peterson.After saying he’s “very comfortable” with Williams starting at this point, Arians reinforced that stance Monday while visiting Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s Bickley and Marotta show. Your browser does not support the audio element. Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals rookie corner Brandon Williams in practice on Aug. 1, 2016. (Adam Green/ArizonaSports) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter The Balmoral a Rocco F

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has revealed a new look for one of its signature suites after an extensive refurbishment. The Glamis is billed as the “ultimate base” for couples and families, heads of state and VIPs.Named after one of the country’s royal abodes – Glamis Castle, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother – the newly launched Glamis Suite is full of period charm and regal references, its ambience and luxury offerings giving a hint of its namesake’s legacy of style, intrigue, rebels and revolution.Overlooking the entrance to the hotel on Princes Street, the new suite can be booked with one, two or three bedrooms. A new entrance has been constructed to provide discrete, private check-ins.The Glamis Suite features a dining room table set for four, a sitting room with working fireplace and antique chandelier. At centre stage of the Master Bedroom is a full-height, half-tester bed with a tapestried canopy that recalls the romance of a by-gone era. Lewis & Wood Bosky wallpaper by artist Alexander Hamilton adds afairy-tale quality to the scene, while two stone lions – a reference to The Royal Banner of the Royal Armsof Scotland – stand guard.A spacious Arabascato marble-clad bathroom, featuring an oversized free-standing bath that sits underneath a  vintage Czechoslovakian-glass chandelier, completes the suite.The Glamis Suite starts from £3,600 per night including breakfast and the following complimentary features:In-suite check-inPersonalised Concierge services before and during any stayFull In Room BarRocco Forte Nourish healthy cuisine for the In Room Bar (upon request)Breakfast in suite or in Brasserie Prince by Alain RouxUnpacking and packing servicePressing of up to 4 garmentsIn-house moviesHigh-speed Wi-Fi accessGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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July 18 2006 Saturday morning in intense heat

first_imgJuly 18, 2006 Saturday morning, in intense heat, preparations for the Italian Night event continued. [photos from upper left] A film crew from Korea arrived and the camera man peaks over chef Eleanor Gillis shoulder during meal preparation. Workshop participants Laura Gomes and Cary Allison use a huge wooden spoon to stir the pasta. The vegetarian Peperonata (Italian Vegetable Ratatouille) will be served in tasty Parmesan cups. Volunteers Daniel Usaquen, Takahiro Suzuki and Mika Kawai line the wheel barrow from which pasta will be served and workshop participant Shannon Elliot and Mika apply the Italian national colors. Kerri Krueger and chef Eleanor decorate Antipasta plates. [Photo & text: sa] As set-up in the Vaults is in progress, the sky darkens and huge monsoon clouds come rolling in. A good and timely shower helped to cool things down and by the time visitors arrived rain and the capricious wind abated. The serving crew is ready for their stations. A site tour is included in the Italian Night package. Planning intern Wendy Wu with Antipasta plates. [Photo & text: sa] Paolo Soleri greets his guests with the Korean film crew following along. The pasta arrives and, as every year, Paolo serves the pasta from a wheel barrow to everyone. Four serving stations were set up to serve everyone efficiently. The food was absolutely delicious and the concert was lively and a treat. There really is no way to convey this terrific event in a few photos – come next year and see for yourself. [concert photo by Graziella Pazzanese, other photos & text: sa]last_img read more

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Arrest as €6000 confiscated from bingo hall

first_imgTelevisions, bingo blowers, cameras and nearly €6,000 were seized on Wednesday evening from a bingo hall located on the Larnaca Dhekelia road.Police officers from various departments searched the hall, where about 300 people were present, armed with a warrant and confiscated three bingo blowers, 41 televisions, €5,692, a computer, five cameras and a number of cards.The 55-year-old manager of the hall resisted, argued and tried to stop police officers from conducting the search but eventually he was arrested. Police officers questioned him at Oroklini police station before he was released.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndo‘Enosis or death’, ‘taksim or death’.Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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