At least three patients on ventilator at the trauma centre of the Jayarogya group of hospitals, affiliated to the government-owned G.R. Medical College, reportedly died due to power failure in Gwalior district on Tuesday.The deceased were identified as Mahendra Jatav, 38; Om Prakash Dhakkad, 40; and Rajesh, 14.There was no power around 2 p.m. and some of the machines stopped functioning, a relative of Mahendra Jatav told media persons. Gyan Singh, uncle of Rajesh, alleged that when the supply resumed after 20 minutes, the patient showed no signs of life. “But the doctors declared him dead only late in the evening,” Mr. Gyan Singh alleged.A medical officer said the doctors rushed to their aid but they could not revive the patients. The Hospital administration denied that power failure had caused the deaths. “We have investigated the matter. We are sure that failure of power supply in the trauma centre is not the reason behind the deaths. It’s true that for some time two monitor screens were blank, but that did not have any thing to do with the patients’ treatment. Two patients were brain dead, and it is very difficult to save such patients,” Dr J.S. Sikarwar, superintendent of the hospital said.
Stoking a controversy, senior BJP leader and Bihar Minister Vinod Narain Jha on Friday said that newly appointed Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had no other quality except being “very beautiful” and the party should remember that beauty does not garner votes. The remark by Mr. Jha, who holds the Public Health and Engineering portfolio, was met with disapproval from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) even as the opposition Congress-RJD combine demanded his sacking, accused him of having displayed a “perverse” attitude towards women.“Except for being beautiful, I see no quality that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be credited with. Nature has showered its bounty on her. But the Congress should remember that beauty does not garner votes. She is also a novice and her husband faces serious corruption charges,” Mr. Jha said here replying to a query from a journalist on Ms. Vadra’s entry into active politics. Ms. Vadra was appointed the Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh earlier this week. JD(U) MLC Ashok Choudhary said, “This is definitely not a remark we would approve of. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has an undeniable charisma and aura which may or may not bring desired results in the elections. But the way she has been spoken about does not appear to be in good taste.” “Jha seems to have forgotten that he had been a paid staff of Youth Congress when Rajiv Gandhi was at the helm of affairs. And now he is making such a disgusting remark against the late Prime Minister’s daughter. Nitish Kumar should sack him immediately and try to give him additional security as his foul utterances could lead to serious reactions from the Congress cadre,” Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra said. RJD national vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said the remark is deplorable. The minister should be immediately sacked by Nitish Kumar, else there will be serious consequences, he said.“The remark makes our blood boil. It betrays a perverse attitude towards women on part of the state minister. In the past, BJP leaders have made unsavoury comments about Sonia Gandhi’s fair complexion. I would like to caution women in the BJP rank and file that in the midst of such perverts they must worry about their own security and dignity,” RJD MLA and spokesperson Ejya Yadav said. Congress MLA from Benipatti constituency Bhavna Jha remarked sarcastically, “Vinod Narayan Jha was defeated by me — an ordinary party worker — in the last assembly polls. It is natural for him to feel scared of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. He may be upset with Priyanka’s beauty since he himself is not bestowed with good looks.”
Kolkata, May 16 (PTI) Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, who has been on a rampage with three centuries in the ongoing ninth edition of IPL feels that he now has more belief in his ability to hit sixes. Kohli has so far hit 25 sixes in his 677 runs before Mondays match against Kolkata Knight Riders and looks hungry for a lot more in the remaining games. “I dont mind playing run-a-ball for the first 20-25 balls because I know that I can get 40-45 runs in the next 15 balls. Now I believe more in my ability to hit sixes or pick gaps for boundaries in the final overs,” Kohli, who hit as many as eight sixes against Gujarat Lions, told IPLt20.com. Kohli knows that the teams try to entice him by bowling outside the off-stump channel but he is game for the challenge. “I see that they [teams] have plans outside the off stump for me and they keep two fielders on the boundary straight away. They want me to do something stupid. At that point, you need to understand that they want you out. They would rather not have you batting on 15 off 20 balls because they know that once you get in you will cash in later,” Kohli said. Kohli said that he had his plans ready during the course of their match against Lions and that was to attack left-arm chinaman bowler Shivil Kaushik. “When the chinaman bowler (Kaushik) came in later on, I knew he was not going to have a lot of control with his length. So I was ready on the frontfoot. But I didnt step out because I didnt want to give him a chance to adjust and bowl back of length and turn the ball. If there is no turn in the pitch, even if its a flat ball, I would go for a six straight over the bowlers head or over covers. Otherwise I try to stay as still as possible,” Kohli gave a peek into his technical acumen. “When the ball is turning a bit, he (the bowler) will start to bowl back of length and wont give you anything up because he knows that you can step out and hit him for a six – it was something that Jadeja was doing today. Thats when you need to stay on the backfoot,” Kohli explained. Kohli said that there are times when someone feels supremely confident at the same time, one needs to respect the game. “You cannot take the sport for granted. During the last match [against Mumbai Indians] I told Dan [Daniel Vettori, the Royal Challengers head coach] that I felt like I could hit every ball of the first over from Tim Southee for a six. But I stopped myself because I dont want to disrespect the sport. I want to build my innings in the same way every time I go in to bat. “Sometimes I will get out, like I did in the last game. But as long as I know that I wasnt getting ahead of myself, I am okay. Once you start taking the sport and your form for granted, a bad patch comes in and it makes you chase after every single run.” PTI KHS AT ATadvertisement
Goalkeeper Joe Hart says his loan move to West Ham United from Manchester City was aimed at getting regular playing time at club level to ensure he continues to be first choice for England.The 30-year-old, who has 71 caps and made 348 appearances for City, appears to have been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Pep Guardiola and spent last season on loan at Torino.”I’ve said before, there’s absolutely no chance I’d play for England without playing for a team,” Hart told Sky Sports. “To be playing for the national team you have to be playing, especially for a team as high quality as England.”That was part of the thought process, but it’s a short career and I love football. I didn’t really stand a chance of playing at my previous club, so there was no point hanging around.”I want to play for a team that wants me, wants me to play and I want to give that back to them.”Hart said he would have preferred a permanent deal but maintains he is fully committed to every team he plays, for no matter the contract situation.”It’s a hard one to work out for me. I’d love to be permanent at a club, but that’s not the case, I’ll have to go out on loan again which isn’t difficult for me because I give 100 percent wherever I am,” Hart said.”I’m 150 percent committed to West Ham – they’re the only team for me. West Ham and the national team are the only teams I care about this season.”advertisementHart has yet to make his debut for West Ham but could feature in their upcoming pre-season match against Germany’s Werder Bremen on Friday.
This outcome has been achieved through the ongoing support of the TFA Board of Management and its vision for the elite game into the future, as well as the overall benefits associated with the promotion of the sport across Australia. TFA has a strong track record of working with RJ Media through Richard Scotts on projects including the 2011 Elite Eight Series and 2009 Trans Tasman Series and is confident of an outstanding outcome. With the vision of moving forward toward a professional product which we all aspire to achieve we anticipate the support of all participants at the event to ensure we present the sport in the best possible way on day three of the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, Saturday, 28 April 2012. Stay tuned to the website to find out when the 2012 Trans Tasman Series will feature on television – www.austouch.com.au
CPL: Chris Gayle’s 62-ball 116 goes in vain as St Kitts gun down record target vs JamaicaChris Gayle smashed 116 off 62 balls as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 4 wickets in the 7th match of the Caribbean Premier League on Tuesday.advertisement India Today Web Desk BasseterreSeptember 11, 2019UPDATED: September 11, 2019 11:16 IST This was Chris Gayle’s 4th hundred in the Caribbean Premier League (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle’s 62-ball 116 helped Jamaica reach 241 for 4 after being asked to bat firstSt Kitts rode on Devon Thomas’s 71 and Evin Lewis’s 53 to reach the target with 7 balls to spareThe run chase was the 2nd highest successul in T20 cricket and a record 37 sixes were hit in the matchChris Gayle’s 22nd T20 hundred went in vain on Tuesday night as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots crushed Jamaica Tallawahs by 4 wickets in the 7th match of the Caribbean Premier League to register their first win of the tournament in three games.Riding on captain wicketkeeper Devon Thomas and Evin Lewis’s opening partnership of 85 and the second wicket stand of 76 between Thomas and Laurie Evans to gun down the target of 242 with 7 balls to spare. This was the second highest successful run chase in T20 history and the first win for St Kitts in three games. Jamaica have lost both their games.The match witnessed 37 sixes in total which is the joint-highest in a T20 game with Chris Gayle alone hitting 10 maximums while Chadwick Walton hit 8.WHAT A GAME! WHAT A NIGHT! UNBELIEVABLE SCENES!! #CPL19 #Biggestpartyinsport #Recordbreaking #SKPvJT pic.twitter.com/CU6cQDqE7wCPL T20 (@CPL) September 11, 2019St Kitts and Nevis Patriots had elected to bowl first but the decision soon backfired as Gayle went on a rampage from the first ball.The 39-year-old Jamaican smashed 116 off 62 balls with 10 sixes and 7 boundaries, getting out in the final over of the innings as Tallawahs posted 241 for 4, the highest total in the tournament. Gayle’s hundred was his 22nd in T20 cricket and 4th in the CPL. He is the all-time leading run-scorer in the shortest format with 12952 runs (average 39.24) from 386 matches with 22 tons and 80 fifties.Gayle and Chadwick Walton (73 off 36 balls) were involved in a 162-run partnership for the second wicket which is the highest stand for any wicket in CPL history.advertisementFabian Allen and Alzarri Joseph were the only two bowlers who managed to pick up the wickets, getting a couple each for St Kitts.The Tallawahs in reply, got off to a superb start with openers Thomas and Lewis scoring 71 and 53 respectively, to lay the foundation for the run chase. Lewis brought up his 26th fifty in T20s off 17 balls, which is the fastest in CPL history.A night of records! Congratulations Evin Lewis on the fastest CPL 50 #CPL19 #Biggestpartyinsport #SKPvJT pic.twitter.com/BE9qg54MIbCPL T20 (@CPL) September 11, 2019Evans (41) and Fabian Allen (37 not out) followed up on the good work by the openers to help the team overhaul the record score in CPL.Oshane Thomas managed to bag 4 wickets while Andre Russell took 2 but still couldn’t keep the Tallawahs from scoring at a brisk pace and reaching the finish line comfortably.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Chris GayleFollow St Kitts vs JamaicaFollow Caribbean Premier LeagueFollow Patriots vs Tallawahs Next
The current storm is expected to affect some government offices opening on Friday, Jan. 5. Decisions will be made early Friday morning based on power outages, public transit and road conditions and communicated broadly to provincial government employees and the public. -30-
Highlights from the news file for Friday, Oct. 13———MORNEAU TO ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO TAX PLAN: The Trudeau government is going to retool its controversial small business tax reform proposals. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will unveil changes Monday in hopes of quieting down some of the dissent, some of which comes from the government’s backbench. The government has said it doesn’t want to allow wealthy individuals to use incorporation as small businesses to dodge the taxman. But the result has been an angry backlash from doctors, lawyers, accountants, shop owners and farmers among others.———ONTARIO COURT GIVES SEARS APPROVAL TO LIQUIDATE: An Ontario judge has granted a motion from Sears to liquidate its remaining stores. Superior Court Justice Glenn Hainey was told Friday that no viable buyer has been found. The closure of the remaining stories will put 12,000 employees out of work. Liquidation could start as early as next Thursday.———FAMILY ON WAY HOME AFTER HELD HOSTAGE: A Canadian and his family who were freed this week after being held hostage in Afghanistan left Pakistan for Canada on Friday. Media reports say Joshua Boyle, his wife and their three children were headed for the United Kingdom and it wasn’t immediately clear when they would arrive in Canada. Pakistani commandos freed the family when their captors crossed the border into Pakistan.———POLICE SAY MAN ACCUSED IN LINDHOUT KIDNAPPING RECEIVED RANSOM MONEY: An undercover police officer has testified a man accused of being involved in the kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout received $10,000 in ransom money. The officer testified at the trial of Ali Omar Ader in Ottawa on Friday. The officer also testified how he posed as a businessman to gain Ader’s confidence and promised him a book-publishing contract in order to lure him to Canada.———TWO CANADIAN PERFORMERS LEVEL ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Two Canadian actresses have levelled accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who already faces mounting allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Erika Rosenbaum of Montreal alleged Weinstein made sexual advances 15 years ago while Mia Kirshner of Toronto wrote an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail alluding to “an ordeal” with Weinstein. More than 30 women have accused Weinstein of inappropriate conduct; however, Weinstein has denied allegations of non-consensual contact.———CANADIANS BOYCOTT TWITTER AMID WEINSTEIN ALLEGATIONS: Canadian writers, actors and women’s rights advocates joined an international boycott of Twitter on Friday over its handling of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. The backlash began after actor Rose McGowan — a vocal critic who has accused “HW” of raping her — was briefly suspended for tweeting a personal phone number.———PM CALLS FOR MEXICO TO PROMOTE WOMEN AND WORKER RIGHTS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Mexican lawmakers to promote the rights of workers and women to curb isolationism that is creeping in around the world. Trudeau spoke to the Mexican Senate on Friday, capping a four-day trip that began in Washington, D.C., that focused on the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement.———UBER STICKING IN QUEBEC FOR NOW: Ride-hailing service Uber said Friday it won’t pull the plug on its Quebec operations as planned this weekend. Uber said it hopes to reach a deal with the Quebec government to allow it to operate. Last month the province announced it would renew a pilot project for one more year, but added new provisions such as 35 hours of mandatory training that Uber found unacceptable.———FEDS RAMP UP PRESSURE IN CHURCHILL RAIL LINE DISPUTE: The federal government says if the owners of a rail line that serves the town of Churchill, Man., don’t make immediate repairs, they’ll end up in court. The government has given Omnitrax 30 days to make repairs to the broken line or it will face an $18.8-million lawsuit. The government contends Omnitrax has a legal obligation to repair and maintain the line, which is the only land connection to the northern Manitoba community.———TILLERSON EXPECTS ALLIES TO SUPPORT TRUMP MOVE ON IRAN: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he fully expects that American allies in Europe and the Middle East will be “very supportive” of President Donald Trump’s actions on Iran. Tillerson spoke after Trump accused Iran of violating the nuclear deal but stopped short of pulling out or reimposing sanctions. European countries that negotiated the 2015 deal with Iran and the U.S. had urged him not to do so and declared they were uninterested in renegotiating the deal. But Tillerson says it’s “in all of our interest” to work together to confront the threat posed by Iran. He says that Trump’s plan is “quite clear.”———
APTN National NewsOutrage over the brutal slaying of 15 year old Tina Fontaine ended a long hibernation for a Winnipeg citizen’s group.Re-introducing the Bear Clan patrol to Winnipeg streets has been 18 months in the making.They hit the streets for the first time, again, this week.APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.Warning: This story contains strong language.
Rabat – Moroccan authorities responsible for managing the nation’s prisons criticized the findings of a newly-released 2015 report by the Moroccan Association for Human Rights as filled with “a number of mistakes.” The pointed out that the quality of the report represented how “far” the group is from practicing the “serious rules of responsible human rights work” that it claims to have adopted.The General Commission for the Management of Prisons and Reintegration added that the group used the defense of human rights as “revenge” and did not prepare its report in an objective and neutral way. As a response to the unfair report, the commission said it has decided to stop working with the association or act according to their demands, a report by Medias24 said.According to the government agency’s data, no inmates died by to torture or medical negligence in 2015 as shown by the results of the prisoners post-mortem autopsies. An estimated 85 percent of inmate deaths occurred in a hospital, not in a prison, a Facebook post by the commission that was cited by the Moroccan newspaper, said.Around 66 percent of the deceased convicts died during a sentence of less than 18 months, which “means that those deaths are unrelated to the circumstance of their arrest, but of illnesses that they had been suffering from before,” the post said.Responding to the group’s claims that the food the prisoners eat is neither enough, nor of good quality, the commission said it hires private companies to cook meals for the inmates, which it said is an “important field.”The human rights group’s 2015 report, which was released on April 21st, said the government has not created wide-ranging laws to incorporate the policies that are necessary as outlined by international human rights groups, namely Amnesty international and Human Rights Watch.The document listed 60 different concerns about the state of the country’s prison and highlighted that approximately 120 prison deaths are caused by “unclear” reasons every year, according to the group’s analysis.One of the group’s other concerns involved the prevalence of highly-crowded prisons in Morocco. The report claims that a prison in Marrakesh holds more than 2299 inmates even though its maximum capacity dictates it can provide for no more than 700 prisoners. Another prison in Nador hosts 1177 prisoners, but was allegedly at maximum capacity at just 840.
by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 18, 2016 12:36 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 19, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email REGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the federal government should consider cutting money intended to help developing countries tackle climate change and using it for research in Canada that could reduce global emissions.Wall wants to see the $2.6 billion Ottawa has earmarked for developing countries added to an existing $2-billion federal low-carbon economy trust.The premier says Saskatchewan has already laid the groundwork with a $1.5-billion carbon-capture facility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a coal-fired power plant.“Let’s develop the technology. We can do that here in Canada,” Wall said Tuesday after releasing a policy proposal on climate change.“We would be better to focus on developing the technologies here, where we already have those capacities, and make them available to the Third World.”Wall pointed to a report released last December at the Paris climate-change summit which said there are more than 2,400 coal-fired plants planned or under construction globally. Developing technology that can be used anywhere to reduce emissions “is the logical response if we actually want to solve the problem,” he said.But Keith Stewart of Greenpeace Canada says research shows carbon capture and storage is one of the most expensive ways to reduce emissions “and the only people who really like it are coal companies.”“Brad Wall is basically proposing to take action on climate change in the most expensive way possible,” Stewart said in an interview.“That is not conservative. That’s not good for taxpayers. That’s not good for people who are going to have to live with the impacts of climate change.”Stewart adds that Wall’s proposal to cut money from developing countries “is a slap in the face” to anyone who wants a constructive debate on fighting climate change.Wall has repeatedly criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to charge $10 per tonne of carbon starting in 2018 and increasing to $50 by 2022. He says a carbon tax would hurt the backbone of the province’s economy — energy, mining and agriculture — while having the least impact on reducing emissions.“What then are we prepared to risk for bromides and slogans and international cheerleading,” said Wall.The Pembina Institute, which does research on climate change and other energy issues, called Wall “out of step with economists and business leaders” who it said support carbon pricing.“In reality, an economy-wide carbon price is a critical tool for Saskatchewan — and for Canada — to support private-sector innovation and low-carbon economic development,” Erin Flanagan, the institute’s director of federal policy, said in a statement.But the Canadian Taxpayers Federation backs Wall, saying that a carbon tax doesn’t work and hasn’t reduced emissions in British Columbia.“We’ve got to look for better ways,” said Todd MacKay, the federation’s prairie director.“Now we still have to evaluate those better ways and make sure that they’re actually worthwhile and will work, but every moment that we spend working on a carbon tax and putting resources into a carbon tax is a moment that we’re not moving forward and helping the environment.”The policy paper calls for Saskatchewan to work with the federal government to further develop carbon-capture technology.It repeats the government’s already-stated goal of having half of Saskatchewan’s power come from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2030.The paper also says nuclear power is an essential part of the world’s future energy mix and urges the federal government to take a leading role in developing a small reactor that could be used in Canada and around the world.Wall says that’s part of the answer because it has zero emissions.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, the lone Liberal member of Parliament from Saskatchewan, said the policy paper is useful in the climate-change discussion.“As to whether or not this plan would actually get Saskatchewan to where it needs to be in terms of the issue of carbon emissions, we just don’t have enough detail yet to say,” Goodale said in Ottawa.“But we’ll look very carefully at what the premier has had to say and continue to make a number of very critical points under any arrangement we can expect to pollution pricing.” Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall during a speech on climate change to the Regina Chamber of Commerce at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Wall spoke about his concerns about the Trudeau government’s national carbon tax plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell Cut climate change funding for developing countries, use it in Canada: Wall
Embed Code FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Nov. 8, 2017), Neil and Kyle break down the news that the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks. We also get into what exactly is going on with the Cleveland Cavaliers — and just how their latest woes may affect their playoff chances. Next, Baxter Holmes joins for a discussion of ESPN’s “schedule alert” project, which identifies games that NBA teams are likely to lose because of the punishing 82-game schedule. Plus, a significant digit on the Detroit Pistons.Here are links to what we discussed this week:LeBron can’t do it all alone, writes Kyle.Baxter Holmes’s schedule alert project.Neil investigates the Detroit Pistons’ new, improved habits on offense.
THE MONAGHAN COUNTY Council election will be re-run after a Fine Gael candidate died suddenly today, a Fine Gael spokesperson confirmed.Councillor Owen Bannigan had represented the Castleblayney area since 1999.He was canvassing today when he took ill and died of a suspected heart attack.Cllr Bannigan, a farmer, had been re-elected in 2004 and 2009 and was a father of five.RTÉ reports that the Department of Environment has confirmed that votes already cast in the Castleblayney area will be destroyed and another date set for a recasting of ballots.Fine Gael General Secretary Tom Curran has paid tribute to Councillor Bannigan.“I was deeply saddened to hear today of the sudden passing of Owen Bannigan. He served the people of Ballybay-Clones since 1999 as a councillor. I know that he showed great dedication in that service, and it is fitting that he had been campaigning earlier today.“He was also Fine Gael’s Director of Elections in County Monaghan on a number of occasions, and had previously been Chairman of Macra na Feirme. My thoughts and prayers and those of all in Fine Gael are with Owen’s family and those he has left behind.”See TheJournal.ie’s Election Coverage here>
Alex Meret, Napoli’s most recent arrival has suffered a broken arm in training just after days of joining the club.It’s been just six days since Napoli announced the signing of the goalkeeper Meret who joined Napoli for a reported fee of €22million from Udinese and was expected to instantly become the first choice following the departure of Pepe Reina to AC Milan. Alex Meret ha subito in uno scontro di gioco una frattura del terzo medio dell’ulna sinistra. E’ stato immobilizzato. #ForzaNapoliSempre— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) July 11, 2018Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….However, that dream of becoming the first option has been quashed as the 21-year-old, who was restricted to just 13 Serie A appearances on loan at SPAL last season due to injuries, has endured a bad start to life in Naples with an injury.Meret was reportedly involved in a collision during training on Wednesday and has suffered a fracture to the ulna bone in his left arm due to the collision.Although it is unclear whether or not he will be fit to kick off, time will tell.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, April 16, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Windy with periods of rain. High 51F. Winds E at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.Good Luck!: GOOD LUCK to the 22 Wilmington residents running the Boston Marathon. See the list HERE.Trash & Recycling: Trash & Recycling is pickup delayed one day this week due to Patriot’s’ Day.Town Offices: The Town Offices, including Town Hall, the Library and the Senior Center, are CLOSED in recognition of Patriot’s Day.Wilmington Public Schools: Wilmington Public Schools is on April vacation.Go Wildcats!: All Wilmington High School teams’ games have been postponed due to the weather.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing email@example.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For February 19, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For April 18, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read Google Home Hub review Boost Mobile See at Turo Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Is Facebook scandal proof? (The 3:59, Ep. 513) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET On this podcast, we talk about: How Facebook shrugged off controversy to post strong earnings. What Samsung’s earnings mean for the smartphone business. The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 0 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. The Daily Charge $210 at Best Buy Read the AirPods review Apple iPhone XS $155 at Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. $999 Your browser does not support the audio element. 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. Is Facebook scandal proof? (The 3:59, Ep. 513) $520 at HP Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $6 at Tidal Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $999 Mobile Internet Share your voice 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 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). CNET may get a commission from retail offers. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See it 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. Now playing: Watch this: 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. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay Turo Share your voice 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Rylo Read the Rylo camera preview See It 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. 4:00 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. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sprint Read DJI Osmo Action preview $999 Earnings Facebook Samsung,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Chris Monroe/CNET Post a comment See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $299 at Amazon TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays The Cheapskate Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher See at Amazon 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. Tags See It Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Comments Tags 7 $60 at Best Buy Amazon
The new chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, Raul Grijalva, has declared that February is climate change month, and that was the topic of his very first hearing.“Today we turn the page of this committee from climate change denial to climate action,” the Arizona Democrat declared.Grijalva cited example after example to show that change is already underway, and he gave a nod to Alaska, the state that’s seen the most warming.“The coast of Alaska is literally disappearing into the ocean,” he said. “Indigenous villages are already having to relocate. We will see more climate refugees as time goes on.”The committee isn’t considering a specific bill yet. The hearing was more of an overview.“Congratulations, Mr. Grijalva on your first full committee chairing,” said Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, who was the chairman of the committee until just a few weeks ago. Under his leadership, the committee saw hearings of a different type. One was titled “Assessing Innovative and Alternative Uses of Coal.” Another was called “The Weaponization of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Implications of Environmental Lawfare.”Bishop said Grijalva was doing it all wrong.“I know you have made February as climate change month. I appreciate that you picked the shortest month of the year to do that,” Bishop said. “Of course, it also happens to be Black History Month, which I wish we could deal with.”Bishop named a series of African-American historic sites that need maintenance, a subject he suggested would be more appropriate for the committee, whose purview includes federal lands and monuments.“That’s our jurisdiction,” Bishop said. “Talking about those kinds of things would be very positive.”Bishop said he wonders if the Democrats are going to propose solutions, or just hold hearings so reporters can write “cute stories.”Alaska Congressman Don Young is the most senior member of the House Natural Resources committee and a former chairman. He skipped the hearing. Young’s spokesman said the hearing was scheduled on short notice and Young had a scheduling conflict. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., is likely to be chairman of House Resources if Democrats win the House in November. Photo by Liz Ruskin.The U.S. House hasn’t paid much attention to climate change in nearly a decade. But that streak came to an end Wednesday with two simultaneous hearings. Democrats are showing that things are different now that they hold the gavels.
Top Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘My Hero Academia’ Toys Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target The massively popular anime series My Hero Academia is getting its first, long-awaited theatrical debut this fall, with the movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. It’ll be rolled out to select cities nationwide via distributor Funimation, with showings of both subtitled and dubbed versions of the movie. You know what that means! It’s time to ramp up that Plus Ultra spirit!It’s only been about a few weeks since the movie debuted in Japan, and we’re already seeing it making its western debut, which isn’t typical of most anime movie debuts in the west. This may well be one of the quickest turnarounds in anime dub history, in fact!AdChoices广告There will be a collection of over 400 cites running the movie, with special events on September 26 and October 2 offering the Japanese-language version with English subtitles. The dubbed version of the movie will be shown on September 25, 27, and 29.The movie follows the same characters from the shounen action series, namely young Deku. He lived most of his life looking up to superheroes, or individuals who use the special powers, or “quirks” they were born with, and didn’t have one of his own.That all changed one day when he happens upon a way to earn his own quirk, and joins up with a crew of talented other young heroes. Two Heroes will introduce another quirkiness hero, and a selection of nefarious villains who want nothing more than to destroy heroes as we know them, as well as the world, of course.If you need some time to catch up on the show before it makes its big theatrical takeover later this year, make sure you check out the episodes up to the third season now. It’s not clear which, if any, spoilers might end up being in the movie that you’ll want to be primed and ready for. Plus, it’s an excellent series that you should watch all of, anyway.
Posted by New hire for Contiki to focus on Greater Toronto Area and NE Ontario Tuesday, August 28, 2018 TORONTO — Contiki has appointed a new Sales and Business Development Manager for the Greater Toronto Area and Northeastern Ontario regions, effective immediately. Brad Weiler comes to his new role “with extensive knowledge of the travel trade business” from his time based in Australia at Unleashed Grad Trips, where he led the national sales team, says Contiki.Weiler gained extensive knowledge of the travel and tourism industry through eight years of client-focused work experience in Canada and abroad, notes the company. Weiler has so far travelled to 26 countries with a goal of exceeding 30 countries before his 30th birthday. In his new role, Brad will be responsible for managing existing and developing new relationships with agents in the GTA and Northeastern Ontario areas, two crucial regions for the brand. “I have travelled and worked abroad for many years – most recently having lived in Australia – and I am happy to be home. There are so many things I love about Contiki, including its commitment to real, unique and local experiences and sustainability. I am extremely excited to be joining Contiki and representing such a well-known travel brand,” said Weiler. Adds Contiki Canada President Sheralyn Berry: “Contiki Canada is very excited to welcome Brad Weiler to the team. Brad comes to his new role with a wealth of experience in the travel agent industry and is eager to grow sales for our valued partners in two of our top selling regions.” Weiler can be reached at email@example.com, via phone at (905) 745-4659 or on Twitter at @BradContiki. Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Contiki, New Hires