$299 at Amazon Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. Best streaming movies of 2018: The lazy moviegoer’s guide. Read DJI Osmo Action preview See at Amazon 2019 movies to geek out over $999 See it Share your voice Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy The Cheapskate $59 at eBay HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile Chris Monroe/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read Google Home Hub review 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Sprint 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. See at Turo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Angela Lang/CNET See It Read the Rylo camera preview $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Tags Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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. 77 Photos Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tags $155 at Google Express 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. Comments Enlarge ImageActor Jason Momoa makes a splashy impression as Aquaman. Warner Bros. Pictures Part of fandom means dealing with fans who hate what you love. In some cases, that requires biting your tongue when you really want to tell off a hater online. Aquaman director James Wan took to Twitter on Sunday to remind fans there’s room for both fans who love and hate his vision for the DC Comics underwater superhero. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. $999 4 Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET See It Amazon TV and Movies 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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $210 at Best Buy 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. Comments $520 at HP Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is the superhero the world needs right now Aquaman post-credits scene, explained Aquaman review: Splashy oceanic epic is movie catch of the day Rylo CNET may get a commission from retail offers. More Aquaman Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Best Buy DC Comics,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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. “It has come to my attention that some folks are getting harassed by some fans for not liking Aquaman. Please don’t do that. Not the kind of support I want. Be respectful,” Wan tweeted. Wan also reminded fans who didn’t like his version of Aquaman that he isn’t interested in being attacked as a result. “Vice versa, it’s OK to not like my film, but there’s no need to attack me personally, or tag me on hates,” Wan added. Aquaman, in theaters worldwide now, stars Jason Momoa as the trident-carrying superhero Arthur Curry/Aquaman who goes on a journey that will force him to decide if he’s worthy to be king of the ocean. 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). $6 at Tidal See It DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. 7 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Read the AirPods review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90)
“OK Kanmani”Facebook/ OK KanmaniThe pre-release business of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming movie “OK Kanmani” is happening at a brisk pace. The producers of the movie, Madras Talkies, are getting the best deals ahead of its release. The latest update about the movie is regarding its US distribution.Prime Media, one of the leading distributors of Tamil movies in North America, has acquired the distribution rights of Dulquer Salmaan-Nithya Menen starrer. The company recently bagged the deal to distribute Kamal Haasan’s magnum opus “Uttama Villain” and the news of business with Madras Talkies was shared by Prime Media through its Twitter page.#OhKadhalKanmani USA distribution by @PrimeMediaUS.April release.@MadrasTalkies_ @dulQuer #ManiRathnam #ARRahman @nithya_mn— PrimeMedia (@PrimeMediaUS) March 15, 2015Earlier, Gnanavelraja’s Studio Green acquired the Tamil Nadu theatrical rights of “OK Kanmani” for a decent amount.With the movies’ release planned for April, individuals associated with the movie are working full time for the promotions. The team is making sure that have decent online presence with the updates on people behind the film.The trailer and the teaser of “OK Kanmani” were recently released and received some overwhelming response of from the audience with over 1 million views in one day. The team is now set to release the first track of the movie which again has become much-awaited.”OK Kanmani” is touted to be an urban love story in which Dulquer Salmaan plays the character of Aadi and Nithya plays Tara. The cinematography is done by PC Sreeram, music by AR Rahman and lyrics are by Vairamuthu.
The 43rd session of the International Pepper Community (IPC) will be held in Mysore (Mysuru) from 22 to 25 November, during which a series of business and technical sessions will be held to discuss the prospects and challenges facing growers and traders.The IPC is currently chaired by A Jayathilak, who is also the chairman of the Spices Board India.The conference will see members deliberate on various related aspects, including recent advancements in pepper cultivation, processing, marketing and research, according to Jayathilak. Presentations will also be made by pepper-consuming countries.One of the sessions, “Pepperexim Meeting”, will see producers, exports, importers, traders and grinders exchanging information about the commodity.Pepper is a significant part of export of spices and spice products from India, with the “king of prices” earning Rs 1,208.42 crore in 2014-15, the volume being 21,450 tonnes.The earnings represented a 29% increase over the previous year of Rs 940 crore from 21,250 tonnes, according to the Spices Board India.The overall export of spices and spice products was valued at $2.43 billion in 2014-15, with the volume being 8.93 lakh tonnes, a 9% increase in volume and 7% in dollar terms ($2.26 billion) over the previous financial year.Kerala accounts for as much as 90% of the pepper grown in India, with the rest coming from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.The IPC was formed in 1972 as an inter-governmental organisation of pepper-producing countries â€” India, Brazil, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Indonesia.The US is the world’s largest import and consumer of pepper, followed by Singapore, which also imports for re-export. Other major pepper-importing countries include Germany, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.In India, pepper goes by various names, according to the Spices Board India :-Hindi: Kali mirchBengali: Kalo morich, golmorich Gujarati: Kalamari, kalomirich Kannada: Kare menasu Kashmiri: Marutis Malayalam: Kurumulaku, nallamulaku Marathi: Mira, kali mirch Oriya: Gol maricha Punjabi: Kali mirch Sanskrit: Marich ushna, hapusha Tamil: Milagu Telugu: Miriyala tige Urdu: Kali mirch, Siah mirch
Listen Currently, most of The Woodlands’ tax revenues go to Montgomery County. Those revenues make the wealthy community an attractive target for annexation by the City of Houston or the City of Conroe.Rice University political scientist Mark Jones said that voting to make The Woodlands a city would protect it from annexation and let it hold onto more of its tax receipts. “The cost to this,” Jones said, “is generally that by incorporating, residents will likely pay more in property taxes than they’re presently paying. They’ll get more services, and they’ll have more control over the quality and the nature of their services, but they are going to pay more.”At present, The Woodlands is governed as a township. It has regional participation agreements with Houston and Conroe that prohibit the two cities from annexing the township until 2057. Last year, the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring cities get consent from residents before annexing territory. Jones said that the participation agreement and the law make it more difficult to annex The Woodlands, but not impossible.Matrix Consulting Group, which conducted the study, is set to publish the results online by Friday. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Photo: The Woodlands Township via FacebookThe Woodlands has started a study on its potential incorporation, which would mean the master-planned community created by George Mitchell in the mid-1970s would formally become a city with its own municipal government.This week, The Woodlands will take another step towards a vote on whether to incorporate as a city with its own municipal government. The master-planned community, located 30 miles north of downtown Houston, is preparing to publish the findings of a study for residents on the pros and cons of incorporation. 00:00 /00:43 X
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Tags: Avalon Waterways, Deals, Europe << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Savings abound this fall season with Avalon Waterways, but only if clients book by July 24.The cruise line has announced a host of savings on a select number of European river cruises departing between September and December 2018.The offer includes free scheduled air on flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, while clients from other gateways receive a special $299 fare.Moreover, clients will enjoy a $1,200 savings per couple off the regular price of these cruises if booked by July 24.Select cruises range from eight to 21 days on the Danube, Rhine and Moselle rivers, and some include land extensions to London.For more information go to agentlingo.ca. Share Posted by Avalon announces free air & savings on select river cruises Travelweek Group
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Friday, April 26, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group TORONTO — Cathy McDonald, travel advisor and independent owner with TPI – Travel Professionals International, is packing her bags for a trip to Ireland with CIE Tours.McDonald is the grand prize winner in a recent contest with CIE Tours and Travelweek, launched earlier this year. The Halifax-based advisor and owner has won a five day, four night land-only Taste of Ireland tour with CIE. The tour is a great introduction to the Emerald Isle and includes sightseeing by luxury coach, services of a professional Irish driver/guide, superior First Class hotels, most meals including full Irish breakfast daily, a tour of Dublin with a local guide, sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry, ferry ride across the River Shannon and visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher. Tags: CIE Tours, Contest, Winner Winner announced in CIE Tours contest