Australian teams on show at NRL Test Match

first_imgThe Australian Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open teams were recognised in front of 25,000 Rugby League fans at Allianz Stadium on Friday night, following their successful 3-0 series win over New Zealand in the 2014 Trans Tasman Series. The Australian teams were paraded in front of the crowd at half-time of the Australia versus New Zealand Rugby League Test match, which included interviews in the middle of the fields as well as a lap of honour around the field. The event also saw a Women’s All Stars Rugby League match played as the curtain-raiser, which saw several Touch Football representatives take part, including Australian Women’s Open player, Maddie Studdon and 2014 Elite Eight New South Wales Scorpions’ champion, Tegan Chandler. Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer Colm Maguire said that ‘the players were ecstatic as were the staff involved’. “This was an outstanding recognition opportunity not only for the athletes themselves but for the sport in general.  Our alliance has and will present numerous opportunities for the development of the sport but the overall improvement of the profile of Touch Football itself is also one of the key benefits,” Maguire said. “The pride that you have in their achievements is one thing but to see such joy in their faces in being recognised is just incredible.” “We thank the NRL for the opportunity and look forward to achieving more together into the future.” Touch Football Australia High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, was also full of praise for the opportunity. “It was extremely satisfying to see the months and months of hard work put in by the athletes and coaches in preparing for the Trans Tasman being rewarded in such a manner,” Grant said.   “Many thanks to Gareth Holmes and the NRL for providing the opportunity.” To view photos from the night, please visit our social pages: Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Related LinksAussies Recognisedlast_img read more

What Ezekiel Elliott Would Do If He Saw Jim Harbaugh In The Street

first_imgEzekiel Elliott running the ball for Ohio State.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs up field during the first half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The following question is one many Ohio State fans have likely pondered about. What would you do if you saw Jim Harbaugh in the street? Former Buckeyes’ star running back Ezekiel Elliott was asked that today during an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show. Unfortunately, his response is pretty tame. Elliott, a potential top 10 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, says he would say “nothing” to the Michigan head coach. “Nothing.” – Dan asked @EzekielElliott what he would say to Jim Harbaugh if he saw him on the street.— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) April 26, 2016What will Ohio State fans say to Harbaugh when they see him on the sidelines at Ohio Stadium this fall? We can’t wait to find out. The Buckeyes and the Wolverines are set to finish the 2016 regular season in Columbus on Nov. 26.last_img read more

Augusta National vs ANA: 17-year-old Heck chooses ANA, says there is no wrong answer

first_img Reuters AugustaApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 16:01 IST The world’s 11th-ranked amateur golfer Rachel Heck chose to contest the ANA Inspiration instead of the Augusta National (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTS17-year-old highschooler Rahel Heck turned down the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur eventThe world’s 11th-ranked amateur chose to contest the ANA Inspiration in CaliforniaHeck took barely 12 minutes to decide she wanted to play against battle-hardened professionalsMost amateurs would be green with envy over a rival having the chance to play at the home of the Masters but teenager Rachel Heck had no hesitation in turning down an opportunity to compete in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur event.Instead, the world’s 11th-ranked amateur chose to contest the first women’s major championship of the year, the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills in California.Heck was among several leading amateurs forced to choose between the Augusta National Women’s tournament that starts in Georgia on Wednesday or the ANA which begins on Thursday.Leading amateurs had nearly 12 months to weigh the pros and cons of each event since the clash in dates became apparent when Augusta National announced its new tournament, but for Heck it took more like 12 minutes to decide.The chance to play with the world’s best women was too good to pass up.”Last spring we saw that the dates were the same. I also knew without a doubt I couldn’t turn down the ANA,” the 17-year-old from Memphis said in a telephone interview with Reuters.”My experience in majors has been so amazing. This is what I’ve grown up dreaming of.”Heck took no time to show she could compete against battle-hardened professionals in her first two major appearances.A tie for 33rd at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open was followed by a share of 44th place at the Evian Championship last year.Smiles all around today #ANAInspiration Inspiration (@ANAinspiration) April 3, 2019advertisementGame’s ElitePleased though she was with the results, Heck was even more excited at the chance of playing with some of the game’s elite – including the Jutanugarns, Ariya and Moriya, at the Evian.”I was a really big fan of theirs and I’m an even bigger fan now,” Heck said of the Thai sisters.”They’re the kind of people that made me want to choose the ANA. They are so kind. They didn’t act as if I was some amateur.”And I played the final round of the U.S. Open with Lexi Thompson when I was 15. She was the same way.”Heck would seem to have a bright future as a professional, but is in no hurry. After finishing high school next year she plans to attend Stanford University in California.”Academics are really important to me and my family,” she said. “I want the experience of playing on a team. I think my game is going to improve a lot when I’m there. There’s plenty of time to turn pro after that.”This is for every girl.#DriveOn LPGA (@LPGA) March 20, 2019Perhaps there will also be a chance one day to play Augusta National, even if it will be later rather than sooner.”We all recognise they are two great opportunities,” she said of the conflicting events this week.”There is no wrong decision.”Also Read | Tiger Woods beats Rory McIlroy in Match Play but loses in quarters to BjerregaardAlso Read | Vani Kapoor becomes first Indian to grab Australian LPGA cardAlso Read | The story of Arjun Bhati, a 14-year-old Indian golf sensationAlso Watch | What is wrong with their culture? Sangakkara, Styris discuss RCB’s poor start to IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Women Golf AssociationFollow women golf professionalsFollow Women’s GolfFollow Augusta National GolfFollow ANA Inspiration classic Augusta National vs ANA: 17-year-old Heck chooses ANA, says there is no wrong answerSeventeen-year-old highschooler Rachel Heck turned down the chance to play at the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur event to contest against battle-hardened professionals at the ANA Inspiration women’s major.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Rajnath visits Siachen says he will send thank you note to parents

first_imgSrinagar: Two days after taking charge as Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh on Monday visited Siachen, the world’s highest battle field, and interacted with soldiers guarding the border beyond the heights of 12,000 ft. Singh, who was accompanied by Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command Ranbir Singh, saluted the valour of the soldiers and said he will personally send a thank you note to their parents for letting them serve the nation. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist “Our soldiers in Siachen are performing their duty with great courage and fortitude even in extreme conditions and treacherous terrain. I salute their vigour and valour,” the Defence Minister tweeted. He also laid a wreath at the Siachen war memorial. “I am proud of all Army personnel serving in Siachen who are leaving no stone unturned to defend our motherland,” Rajnath Singh said. “I am also proud of their parents who have sent their children to serve the nation by joining the armed forces. I will personally send a thank you note to them,” Singh said. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The Siachen Glacier in the Karakorum range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world where the soldiers have to battle frostbite and high winds. Avalanches and landslides are common at the glacier during the winters and temperatures can drop to as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius. The Defence Minister said more than 1,100 soldiers have made the supreme sacrifice defending the Siachen Glacier. “The nation will always remain indebted to their service and sacrifice,” he said. In his first visit outside Delhi as defence minister, Singh also reviewed security preparedness in Siachen with top field commanders of the area. Later, Singh arrived at the headquarters of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps at Badamibagh Cantonment here for a briefing on India’s preparedness to deal with any possible eventuality or misadventure by Pakistan. Singh’s predecessors like Sharad Pawar, George Fernandes, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Nirmala Sitharaman too had visited Siachen. Fernandes, as defence minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government, once sent two senior bureaucrats of his ministry to Siachen glacier when he came to know that they had held back a file on purchase of snow bikes for soldiers deployed there.last_img read more

Cannabis sales in Manitoba will be subject to government fee and markup

first_imgWINNIPEG – When recreational cannabis is legalized later this year, it will be subject to a government fee and a wholesale markup in Manitoba.The provincial government says a “social responsibility fee” of six per cent will be applied to a cannabis retailer’s total annual revenues.It will take effect next year and be payable six months after the end of each calendar year.The government is also applying a markup of 75 cents per gram, plus an additional nine per cent, at the wholesale distribution level.The Progressive Conservative government says the money will help pay for public education, safety enforcement and addictions programs.Enterprise Minister Blaine Pedersen says the province will monitor the cannabis market and may adjust the markup and fee in the future.He says the government wants to drive out the illegal market by keeping prices low, while also promoting public safety.last_img read more

Suspected boat from Lanka found abandoned in India

Local fishermen noticed the fibre boat measuring around 16 feet in length and alerted the authorities. Coastal Security Group (CSG) personnel inspected the spot and seized the boat which contained fishing nets, some dry fishes and an empty fuel can on board. The matter has been conveyed to the district administration authorities to verify whether the boat belonged to Sri Lanka. The boat had no numbers on it, CSG sources said. The boat with no diesel was later brought to the Vedaranyam marine police station. Investigation was on, the sources added. A fibre boat suspected to be that of Sri Lankan fishermen was found abandoned at Maniantheevu near Kodiakarai in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu, The Hindu newspaper reported.The boat was fitted with outbound motor engine raising suspicion that it could belong to Sri Lanka as the fishermen of the island nation use such motors in their fibre boats, police sources said. read more

UN pledges backing for Afghanistan as it marks National Immunization Day

“We are at the service of the Government of Afghanistan,” said Lakhdar Brahimi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative. “We are working under your leadership and under your guidance and trying to implement your programme.” Today marked the second day of a three-day immunization campaign against polio in Afghanistan. In this round children aged 6 months to 5 years will also be administered Vitamin A drops, an important micronutrient to prevent night blindness. Special efforts have been made to give women vaccinators and supervisors a more prominent role in order to ease access to mothers. The drive, which is targeting 6 million Afghan children under the age of five, aims to interrupt the spread of wild poliovirus by end of this year, which has so far seen seven cases of the disease in Afghanistan. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) are providing resources and support to the effort. Polio, a highly infectious disease, mainly affects children under three years of age, invading their nervous system. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis, while between 5 and 10 per cent of those infected with polio die when their breathing muscles are paralyzed. The international goal is to certify the world polio-free by the end of 2005. read more

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 16 March 2012

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More sorting success for Steinert in Australian gold at EganStreets Rothsay

first_imgEganStreet Resources  announces that it has identified an opportunity to optimise and significantly enhance the financial outcomes of its 100%-owned Rothsay Gold Project, located 300 km north-east of Perth in Western Australia, through the application of state-of-the-art ore sorting technology. The Company has received highly favourable initial results from ore sorting testwork completed on a low-grade stockpile from the historical underground mine at Rothsay, with the key outcome that the use of a Steinert Multi-Sensor Ore Sorter provides an opportunity to increase underground mine production (being fed to a similar-sized process plant), reduce the impact of dilution from the main ore-hosting structure at Rothsay, reduce life-of-mine processing costs and substantially enhance project economics.“Ore sorting technology is increasingly being adopted across the gold mining industry in Western Australia, with highly encouraging results. Representative samples collected from the low-grade stockpile located adjacent to the portal of the historical Rothsay Gold Mine returned an average stockpile grade of 2.5g/t Au. This compares favourably with previous sampling of this stockpile in 2013, which returned results ranging from 2.7 – 4.1g/t Au. More importantly, the results demonstrated that the Steinert Multi-Sensor Ore Sorter was able to successfully reject the barren ultramafic material located in the hanging wall of Woodley’s Shear.” The PFS production target of 936,000 t grading 7.0g/t Au consisted of 43% planned mine dilution (or 400,000 t of the total 936,000 t production target). The ultramafic component of this planned mine dilution represents 59% of the total dilution (or 236,000 t of the total 936,000 t production target).“The ability to substantially reduce, or potentially virtually eliminate, this hanging wall dilution may allow an increase in mine production, which will have a corresponding positive impact on underground mine productivity, operating costs and economics. Further test work will be conducted in the 1st Quarter of 2018 to confirm these encouraging initial results. The potential of the multi-sensor ore sorter is that underground mine production rates can be increased by 34% without any increase in process plant size.”EganStreet Managing Director Marc Ducler said the application of ore-sorting technology represented a potential game-changer for the Rothsay Gold Project. “These results, albeit early stage, have shown the ease with which the mine production grade can be selectively upgraded prior to processing. This provides us with significantly greater flexibility in how we develop the mine as well as the ability to optimise our mining and production rates. Given that Rothsay is relatively narrow but high-grade mine, the ability to significantly reduce the substantial amount of planned mine dilution already built into our mine design and financial model through the use of a Steinert Multi-Sensor Ore Sorter is an exciting and very positive development. We are confident that follow-up testing to be undertaken this quarter will confirm a pathway to significantly enhance and optimise our development plan, adding considerable value to the project and representing an important new input to the Definitive Feasibility Study to be finalised next quarter.”He added: “Technological advances such as this are increasingly being adopted across the gold mining industry in Western Australia and are a great example of how innovation can contribute to improved productivity and enhanced financial outcomes for new mine developments such as Rothsay.With exploration drilling resuming on site this week, further assay results expected in the near future from some of the holes completed prior to Christmas and Feasibility activities in full swing, shareholders can look forward to strong and consistent news-flow over the coming weeks. We are confident that 2018 will be a breakthrough year for EganStreet, with the Company set to make the transition from explorer to developer in the second half of the year and become a new high-grade Australian gold miner in 2019.”last_img read more


Great handball Saturday at the VELUX EHF Champions League. The most interesting match was played in Skoplje, where big favorite FC Barcelona saved a point in the last attack when Arpad Sterbik saved the shoot from Igor Karacic for 29:29.Here are the results:Group AC.O Zagreb – RK Celje PL 24:21Group CPSG – Dinamo Minsk 34:30Wacker Thun – Metalurg 22:23Vardar Skopje – Barcelona 29:29Group D19.30 Naturhouse La Rioja – Hamburg20.30 Gorenje Velenje – Drott Helmstad ← Previous Story HANDBALL EUROPE: Six matches of VELUX EHF CL on Saturday! Next Story → EHF CL (GROUP D): Good start for HSV and Gorenje! read more

People on the Move 053008

first_imgOK! magazine has named Stephen Gregory Barr as publisher, replacing Lori Burgess, who left the magazine last month to serve as publisher at The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, Barr served as associate publisher of sales and marketing at VIV Magazine.Playboy Enterprises elected global investor Kai-Shing Tao to its board of directors. The company says Tao’s experiences and investments in Asia and emerging markets will be “great assets” for Playboy.Keith Sedlak was elected chairman of the Custom Content Council. Sedlakserves as chief marketing officer of Meredith Integrated Marketing. F+W Media named Nancy Soriano publisher and community leader for its Crafts business. Previously, Soriano served as editor-in-chief of Country Living magazine. Her appointment is effective May 27.Cara Deoul Perl was appointed vice president and creative director of corporate sales and marketing at Time Inc. Most recently, Perl served as vice president of creative marketing at the Condé Nast Media Group.Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Randall-Reilly promoted Michael Newman to the newly-created position of director of interactive marketing, construction. Previously, Newman served as electronic media manager for Equipment World magazine.last_img read more

RandallReilly Undergoes Corporate Executive Restructuring

first_imgWhen the company does invest in print, adds Reilly, it tends to be on associated units such as social media or research. “Our primary investments this year have been in our data center and our interactive division, with a smaller level in events, audience development and custom marketing solutions.”As a result of the new centers of excellence structure, the executive team has realigned its roles. Along with Brent Reilly’s promotion to president, Shane Elmore, formerly chief financial officer, will become chief process officer—a position on a similar level with Brent that will focus on further integration among the centers of excellence. Chief operating officer David Wright is now chief operations officer. Mike Reilly will retain his chairman and CEO. Randall-Reilly, the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based b-to-b media company targeting the trucking and construction markets, has recently undergone a corporate restructuring around six “centers of excellence”: Content, interactive, events, business intelligence, custom marketing solutions and audience development. As a result, the executive team, which remains intact, has also shuffled its roles. The organizational structure mirrors what most b-to-b media companies are prioritizing these days—diversifying print with digital, data and custom marketing services. However, the challenge has often been to free these elements from their own silos so they scale across a company’s market verticals and brands. “In the prior setup, some of these centers of excellence were encompassed in certain business units,” explains Brent Reilly, now the company’s president. “Our data company, for example, operated as its own business unit. Now it drives data solutions for all of our customers in the industries we serve, as well as the audiences we reach.” The new structure has also helped the company better target its investments, which these days tend to focus on units other than print. “We don’t see print going away in the near future even though we’re seeing the same declines everyone else in b-to-b is seeing,” says Reilly, “so, obviously our investment level in print is nowhere near the investment we’re making in data and other centers of excellence.”last_img read more

LG CineBeam Laser 4K projector delivers voice control for CES 2019

first_img Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Projectors TVs Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $210 at Best Buy Best TVs to give for the holidays 2018 0 $59 at eBay See It Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $520 at HP Rylo 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. $6 at Tidal Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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. Share your voice $60 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. 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). Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sprint HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. 2:33 See at Turo See It See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X LG,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. Post a comment Angela Lang/CNET Sarah Tew/CNETcenter_img $999 Share your voice 7 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review Chris Monroe/CNET Read Google Home Hub review CES 2019 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. 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. 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. See it Now playing: Watch this: Apple iPhone XS $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Read the Rylo camera preview CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Cheapskate Boost Mobile Tags Comments $999 $299 at Amazon See at Amazon 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. 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. LG Last year, the HU80K projector made a splash at CES for its small, tote-it-anywhere design. This year, LG plans to show its new sibling, the Cinebeam Laser 4K HU85L, which adds voice control via the remote and the company’s ThinQ platform. It packs the same compact projector into a more typical, handle-free design — LG calls it “subtle” so it “won’t distract or interfere with the viewing experience.”In addition to basic commands, the projector will be able to respond to conditional voice commands such as “turn off the projector after the movie has finished.”It otherwise has all the same specs as its sibling, including the ability to project a 90-inch image from just 2 inches away from the wall or screen, or a 120-inch picture from just 7 inches. Don’t expect true 4K, though, since it also uses the same DLP chipset which interpolates from a lower resolution — it computes intermediate pixels using mirrors.There’ll be lots of TV-related news coming out of CES 2019 — click that link for our full preview. Read DJI Osmo Action preview $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 15 Photos Six things to know about home theater projectors Turo 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. Tags $999 $155 at Google Express Amazonlast_img read more

PM leaves home for London en route to Stockholm

first_imgSenior ministers see prime minister Sheikh Hasina off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka as she leaves for London en route to Stockholm. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka on Tuesday for London en route to Stockholm on a three-day bilateral visit to Sweden at the invitation of her Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven.This will be the first bilateral visit by any head of government of Bangladesh to the Scandinavian country.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG-001) carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12.10 noon.Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, industries minister Amir Hossain Amu, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, PM’s advisor HT Imam, chiefs of three services, UK high commissioner in Dhaka, were present, among others, at the airport to see the prime minister off.The flight is scheduled to reach Heathrow International Airport in London at 6:00pm local time today. Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Nazmul Quaunine will receive the prime minister at the airport.After about 24-hour stopover in London, Sheikh Hasina will depart for Stockholm by a Scandinavian Airlines flight tomorrow afternoon.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who will lead a high-powered team including a 47-member business delegation, will hold official talks with Swedish Premier Stefan Lofven on 15 June, said PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim.The prime minister will also visit Swedish parliament and hold meeting with acting Speaker Tobias Billstrom.Sheikh Hasina will have an audience with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at Royal Castle ahead of her scheduled official talks and lunch with prime minister Stefan Lofven.She is scheduled to attend a community reception in the evening on 15 June and Bangladesh-Sweden Business and Investment Forum on 16 June.She is expected to hold meetings with CEO of H&M Karl-Johan Persson and president of Investor Jacob Wallenberg, vice-president of Investor Marcus Wallenberg and CEO of ABB Sweden Johan Soderstrom.Concluding her three-day visit to Sweden, the prime minister will return home on 17 June via London.last_img read more

Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden was unaware Josh Norman will also work

first_imgYou learn something new everyday. Yesterday, Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden learned that his new star cornerback Josh Norman has a side gig as an NFL contributor for the Fox NFL Kickoff pregame show hosted by some guy named Colin Cowherd (is that the guy’s name? Cowherd?).Norman, who exploded into the mainstream NFL conversation last year as a shutdown corner on the Panthers Super Bowl team, also proved to be quick with a great soundbite. His MMA style matchup with Giants wideout Odell Beckham was one of the most entertaining one-on-one match ups in the NFL last season.Norman parlayed his standout season into a massive free agent deal with the Redskins that made him the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. Like many modern athletes, Norman also has designs on marketing himself outside off the field.He informed Washington executives about his plans to moonlight as a media talking head, but apparently Gruden never got the memo from the organizational higher ups. When he was asked about Norman’s side gig at a training camp press conference, he had no clue what the reporter was talking about. Awkward.Josh Norman has a new gig and his head coach was a bit blindsided by the news… #Redskins @ABC7News @ABC7Robert— Alex Parker (@ParkerSports) August 8, 2016It’s probably not the best way for Norman to endear himself to his new team, but the idea of an NFL player contributing to an NFL studio show isn’t unprecedented. New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall was a weekly co-host of the Inside the NFL on Showtime, and current athletes often serve as guest contributors to blogs to provide an active player’s perspective.According to Colin, Norman’s contribution to the show will be limited to remote video segments and an in-studio appearance during the Redskins bye week.In reality, Norman’s on field production as the highest paid cornerback in the league will dictate how his media role is perceived publicly. If he struggles this season it won’t take long for critics to point to his side job as a distraction. If he plays up to his contract people will happily overlook it.last_img read more

8thGen Intel Core i5 vs i7 Which CPU Is Right for You

first_img Rami Tabari, on Core i5Core i7Ultraportable Notebooks Average Excel1:121:091:28 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited78,80183,68478,827 Author Bio HandBrake18:2817:1920:21 Battery Life 10:5110:499:06 You’re at your local supercenter and you have two laptops in front of you: one with an Intel Core i7, and one with a Core i5. Comparing laptop CPUs can be complicated, so which do you choose? Do you go for the one with the supposed increase in power that their tech expert claims it has? Or do you save a few bucks and get the cheaper one?Worry not, we’re here to answer all of your questions. And to do that, we called in two seemingly identical Dell XPS 13 laptops (1080p display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD). The difference being that one is outfitted with an Intel Core i7-8550U, and the other has a Core i5-8250U. Let’s see how they stack up.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Core i5 vs. Core i7: Benchmark Results 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 GameUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisement Geekbench 413,17913,99512,941 Rami Tabari, As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder’s dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline in Tom’s Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge. Clock Speed and PriceWhile the Intel Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U are both quad-core processors with the ability to process eight threads simultaneously, their clock speeds are slightly different. The Core i5’s clock speed is set at 1.6-GHz (3.4-GHz with Max Turbo), while the Core i7’s is faster at 1.8-GHz (3.6-GHz with Max Turbo). The Core i7 also has a bigger processor cache at 8MB, compared with the Core i5’s 6MB. Intel’s SmartCache determines how much space there is in the processor to remember particular functions and to carry them out faster than usual.The numbers seem pretty minuscule, but how much are those numbers going to cost you? Well, the two XPS 13s that we tested currently cost $1,759 (Core i5) and $1,959 (Core i7), creating a $200 price gap. The $200 delta continued when I configured the Acer Aspire 5, but when configuring the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, I saw only a $150 difference. Overall PerformanceTo test a laptop’s overall performance, we use a synthetic benchmark called Geekbench 4. The XPS 13’s Core i5 CPU scored 13,179, narrowly beating the 12,941 ultraportable notebook average. However, the Core i7 didn’t make a significant difference with its score of 13,995, which is a 5.8 percent increase from the Core i5.Video TranscodingOn the HandBrake benchmark, which tests how long it takes a machine to transcode a 6.27GB, 12-minute-and-30-second 4K video to 1080p, the XPS 13’s Core i5 CPU took 18 minutes and 28 seconds, which slides past the 20:21 category average. The Core i7, however, did it in 17 minutes and 19 seconds, putting a 1:09 (6.2 percent) gap between them.Excel TestTo pile on the stress to the CPUs, we put them up against use our Excel test, which requires them to match 65,000 names and addresses. The Core i5 CPU knocked it out in 1 minute and 12 seconds, 16 seconds faster than the 1:28 category average. The Core i7 did it a only few seconds faster, at 1:09, for a mere 4.2 percent difference.3DMark Ice Storm UnlimitedAlthough you’re not going to be taking on Witcher 3 with the Intel UHD 620 GPU inside these two XPS 13s, there are plenty of AAA titles that these two can handle. But which does it better?MORE: Which Laptop CPU is Right for You?On the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark, which tests the overall graphics performance, the Core i5’s GPU hit 78,801, falling just short of the 78,827 ultraportable notebook average. Meanwhile, the Core i7 nailed a 83,684, effectively making it 5.8 percent better than the Core i5, which is the same exact increase as the general performance.Battery LifeWith great power comes great power consumption, so we decided to test that by having each laptop continuously surf the web over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. The Core i5 lasted 10 hours and 51 minutes, sailing past the 09:06 ultraportable notebook average. However, the Core i7 stood its ground and survived for 10 hours and 49 minutes, making an unnoticeable 0.3 percent difference to the Core i5.Which Intel CPU Should You Get?Although the Core i7-8550U beat the Core i5-8250U fair and square, it really wasn’t by much. At most, the Core i7 is only 6 percent faster in overall performance, which is quite underwhelming when you consider the price difference. A single minute spared during video editing certainly isn’t worth $150 to $200.If you work in a field that requires you to run taxing programs all day, it may be of use to you. However, the money would be better spent on upgraded storage space, a higher-resolution display or even a discrete GPU for gaming.Credit: Laptop Mag; ShutterstockBest Graphics PerformanceWhich GPU is Right For You?What is vPro?last_img read more

Streets near San Josés Childrens Museum to close Wednesday

first_imgNo related posts. Some 100 police officers will close streets and regulate traffic near the Children’s Museum, north of San José, Wednesday afternoon and into the evening, to provide a route for participants in annual holiday festivities at the museum.Calle 4, which heads south from the museum, will be completely closed to automobile traffic and will become what authorities call the “safe route” for people attending the event.Seven blocks of this street will be closed to traffic and are set to host various activities starting at 2 p.m.The official lighting of approximately 4,000 Christmas lights, concerts and other events are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

a la mode Announces Fee Waiver for Disaster Inspection Reports

first_img Real estate technology provider “”a la mode, inc.””: announced that its “”Mercury Network””:””: service will waive all fees related to gathering disaster reports in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. [IMAGE]According to a company release, in the aftermath of Sandy, orders for disaster inspection reports from lenders increased more than 200 times the normal level. Mercury Network is a vendor management platform that handles transactions for lenders and appraisal management companies. Vendors and clients can start conducting transactions at no cost by visiting “”””: la mode also assured that with 3,300 appraisers available in the affected areas, appraisers should be able to [COLUMN_BREAK]access properties in a lender’s portfolio to provide inspection reports, safety conditions permitting.””Our focus right now is to make sure lenders are able to immediately move forward on closings for unaffected properties, and get rapid assessments using the Catastrophic Disaster Area Inspection Report, or CDAIR, on those that have been impacted,”” said Jennifer Miller, president of a la mode’s mortgage solutions division. “”We’re glad to be in a position to help the industry and the local area’s housing markets at a time when they need it the most.””John Farley, president of a la mode’s appraisal division, explained what to expect when ordering an inspection report. “”We designed the CDAIR as a triage tool, to give lenders a quick assessment as to whether the property is still viable collateral,”” said Farley. “”It’s intentionally not a full appraisal. Remember that in a disaster, the appraisers serving the area are working under highly abnormal conditions, so delivery times for traditional appraisals with the full URAR scope of work will stretch to several weeks or months.””Farley added full appraisals or engineering reports should be requested after CDAIR’s conclusions have been reviewed. a la mode is headquartered in Naples, Florida, with additional offices in Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C. November 6, 2012 395 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology a la mode Announces Fee Waiver for Disaster Inspection Reportscenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-11-06 Esther Cho Sharelast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals have signed three players to the practice squad, the team announced Monday.B.J. Bello, Demetrious Cox and Chris Jones all signed to help the team for the 2018 season.Bello signed with the Cleveland Browns last season as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Illinois State. The 23-year-old linebacker played at Illinois and transferred to Illinois State where he had 67 tackles and six sacks in 12 games played. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks watches his team during the first day of the team’s NFL football training camp Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Related LinksCardinals adding players following 53-man roster cut downsCardinals wide receiver room down to five after weekend cutsCox was entered the league as an an undrafted rookie free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017 out of Michigan State. He played in four games at safety with the Carolina Panthers last season before he was put on injury reserve after injuring his ankle.Jones signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent in May out of Nebraska. The 23-year-old cornerback was cut by the Lions on Sept. 1. He had 76 tackles and five interceptions in 45 games played for the Cornhuskers.last_img read more