7 Nov

Roosters NRL Touch Premiership coaches

first_imgNRL Touch Football is excited to announce the head coaches for the Roosters 2019 NRL Touch Premiership teams.Australian Mixed Open head coach Mick Lovett will lead the female program and Youth World Cup-winning coach Dave Nolan will take the reins of the men.TFA in conjunction with our newly appointed head coaches will now start a search for suitable support staff including assistant coaches before commencing the process of selecting teams.As the current Australian Mixed Open head coach and being Melbourne-based, Mick Lovett is the logical choice to lead our Roosters women’s team. TFA looks towards ensuring a pathway for alliance coaches as well as players so there will be a focus on finding assistant coaches from our Alliance states to support these teams.Pictured below: Dave Nolan (left) and Mick Lovett (right) at the Touch Football 50th Anniversary Dinner, December 2018last_img read more

28 Oct

15 days agoPrandelli: Why Giampaolo failed with AC Milan

first_imgPrandelli: Why Giampaolo failed with AC Milanby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Italy coach Cesare Prandelli feels for Marco Giampaolo after his dismissal by AC Milan.Prandelli says the players were not up to Giampaolo’s demands.“Seeing the team from the outside, I did develop a theory as to why things went so wrong,” Prandelli told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“Giampaolo loves a reasoned-out style of football that follows certain patterns, whereas all their players are instinctive and don’t follow tactics.“It becomes difficult at that point to find some common ground. Having said all that, Giampaolo 100 per cent deserves his tag as a great Coach in Italian football, it’s just this squad didn’t suit his ideas.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 Oct

Kanye West a cowriter on Drakes Kid Cudi diss track

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Kanye West is listed as a co-writer on Drake’s controversial track which disses Kid Cudi.According to credits on streaming service Tidal, Kanye is listed as a writer and co-producer of the Canadian star’s song Two Birds, One Stone, in which he describes Cudi’s depression a “phase.”“My numbers are out of the world, no wonder they got me feeling so alienated/You were the man on the moon, now you go through your phases/Live for the angry and famous,” raps Drake in the track. But in a new curve ball, it has been revealed that Kanye is listed alongside Drake and frequent collaborator Noah “40” Shebib as a co-composer and co-lyricist on the tune.His involvement is especially interesting given his most recent support for his former GOOD Music label colleague and protege. Last month, Kanye called Cudi “the most influential artist of the last 10 years.” More recently, he asked his fans to sing Father Stretch My Hands Pt.1 in the singer’s honour during a recent stop on his Saint Pablo tour. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

13 Oct

Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codes

first_imgMEXICO CITY – On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most of them children. And now authorities are looking into whether an apartment reportedly built on top of the two-story school was to blame.Claudia Sheinbaum, the borough president of the southern Mexico City district where the school went down in the 7.1 magnitude quake, told a news conference Tuesday that the school appeared to have its paperwork in order, at least according to documents filed by architects and engineers who supposedly inspected the structure. She said an investigation was being launched to look for any abnormalities not revealed in those documents.“We can’t stop just with the paperwork,” Sheinbaum said. “We are going to do a review of the building itself.”Authorities said that the owner of the privately owned Enrique Rebsamen school built an apartment for herself on top of the collapsed wing, which local media said included a Jacuzzi, and were looking into whether the extra weight may have played a role in the collapse.Sheinbaum said she didn’t know if that was true, but said the owner, Mónica García Villegas, had a permit dating back to 1983 to build a school and apartments on the lot, though it was unclear whether she had permission to add a third story to the section of the school that collapsed.The school was just one of dozens of buildings that collapsed in the Sept. 19 quake that killed at least 333 people, 194 of them in Mexico City. Questions have been raised about whether new building standards put in place after a 1985 quake that killed 9,500 people had been adequately followed.Although construction began on the school in 1983 — two years before the new codes went into effect — it was expanded over the next 34 years with no evidence of noncompliance, Sheinbaum said. She said the only immediately evident paper work problems during that time were two cases of unregistered expansion work, and Garcia Villegas paid a fine for not registering the work and was allowed to proceed.On Tuesday, Meyer Klip Gervita, head of the Institute of Administrative Verification, said that earlier this year authorities had asked the school to stop operating because no record of its zoning permit could be found. But the school appealed and remained open while the case made its way through court. The apparent violation was not enough to force the school’s closure. The institute was created to ensure compliance with city building ordinances among other responsibilities.Phone calls to a number registered to Garcia Villegas, who was pulled alive from the rubble, rang unanswered.Seismologists and engineers say the Mexico City buildings most at risk in a quake are those, like the school building, that were built atop an Aztec-era lake bed, where the muddy soil can amplify earthquake waves.But, although an architect signed a document certifying the school was structurally sound, experts questioned the method used to evaluate it, which Sheinbaum said involved piling sandbags on its upper floors to simulate 85 per cent of the structure’s maximum design-carrying weight, and then measuring the resulting floor sag.Kit Miyamoto, a structural engineer and California Seismic Safety Commissioner, said sandbags can’t test for earthquake resistance.“Seismic is a lateral force, so if you just put a whole bunch of sandbags it is not going to tell you the story of the seismic capacity of the building at all,” Miyamoto said. “You can do testing, to determine what kind of reinforcement” a building has, including ground-penetrating radar or exposing rebar.The school’s first wing was built in 1983, but other additions and floors were added over the years, said Francisco Garcia Alvarez, president of the Mexican Society of Structural Engineers, who evaluated the school site after its collapse.A third floor appeared to have been added recently to the original 1983 structure that was toppled in the quake, raising questions about what construction permits, if any, the school had obtained, how recently it had been inspected and what architectural plans were submitted in the first place. Paper work filed as recently as June by a private architect working for the school asserted that the parcel had not been modified in a way that would violate the permitted land use.The quake, whose epicenter was only about 100 miles from the capital, hit the city’s south side where the school is located with a force much stronger than the original school structure was built to withstand in the early 1980s, Garcia Alvarez said.That caused a failure in the building’s joints where the columns met the beams, he said, noting that the addition of a third floor would have added more weight to the structure. Still, he said, its possible role in the collapse needed further study.Sheinbaum, who is widely expected to run for mayor, faces heightened political scrutiny over the school’s collapse, which killed 19 children and seven adults, leaving behind a pile of wreckage still visible in a cordoned-off street of the leafy neighbourhood manned by soldiers.“We all just keep working, but then all of a sudden it hits you,” said Alfonso Martinez, one of hundreds of volunteers who have been ferrying shovels, hard hats, food and water to rescue workers since the earthquake struck last week. “People are going in and out of grief about all the lives that were lost.”Neighbours said that the school had grown quickly over the years and they had noted new construction. “We saw there was a third floor put on there but we didn’t suspect someone was living there,” said Juan Antonio Gudino. “I just thought it was an office.”Across Mexico City, some 40 buildings collapsed in the earthquake and some 500 others were so severely damaged they will either have to be demolished or receive major structural reinforcement, according to Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera. Another 1,300 are reparable, and about 10,000 buildings inspected so far were found to be habitable.Still, experts stressed that reforms to building codes following the 1985 earthquake had lowered the number of casualties. But, they said, more needed to be done to ensure compliance.“From what we can tell the new codes worked well, and helped avoid more harm,” said Eduardo Miranda, a professor in Stanford University’s civil and structural engineering department, who evaluated buildings following the quake. “But some of these buildings may have failed because people did not follow the codes.”Unlike in the United States, where city engineers typically check architectural drawings for structural integrity, authorities in Mexico City perform an administrative check of submitted plans, but don’t vet structural calculations, he said.Two blocks from the school, bouquets of white chrysanthemums line a makeshift memorial with the names of those pulled from the wreckage — a reminder of the tragedy that befell the school.“We were all focused on following the code,” Sheinbaum said. “We are all asking ourselves if we could have done more.”___Associated Press writer Mark Stevenson contributed to this report.last_img read more

12 Oct

Iran demands Pakistan acts ‘decisively against terrorists’

first_imgTehran: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has demanded Pakistan act “decisively against anti-Iranian terrorists” in a phone call with the country’s premier, Tehran said, a month after a bloody attack on security forces. Iran says a Pakistani suicide bomber was behind the February 13 attack that killed 27 Revolutionary Guards in its volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan. A Sunni jihadist group, Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice), which Tehran says operates mostly out of bases in neighbouring Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the blast. Iran has accused Pakistan’s army and intelligence agency of sheltering the jihadists and summoned the country’s ambassador in the wake of the attack. Rouhani in the phone conversation Saturday evening with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called to maintain good ties and pointed the finger of blame at Tehran’s traditional regional and international foes. “We shouldn’t allow decades of friendship and brotherhood between the two countries be affected by terrorist groupuscules that we both know from where they are being armed and financed,” Rouhani said, according to a government statement. The Iranian president was alluding to the United States and Israel, as well as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which it accuses of aiding jihadist groups responsible for attacks from Pakistani soil. February’s bombing was the latest of numerous attacks on Iran’s security forces and officials in Sistan-Baluchistan, where the minority Sunni Baluchis accuse the authorities of discrimination.last_img read more

12 Oct

Re-audit, fix blame by evening: Fadnavis on FOB collapse

first_imgMumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday asked for an immediate probe to “fix primary responsibility by the evening” on all those behind the foot-overbridge (FOB) collapse that claimed six lives. He also sought a “revisit of the safety audits”, which had declared the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) bridge “safe” but it collapsed here on Thursday at 7.40 p.m. injuring 32 others, some critically. Visiting the injured at various hospitals in south Mumbai, a grim Fadnavis said “it was an extremely serious matter” that the bridge which had already undergone a structural audit had crashed suddenly. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day “This also raises questions on the audits conducted on the city bridges… The structural and safety audits carried out on all the bridges need to be revisited. “I have also ordered the Municipal Commissioner to affix the ‘primary responsibility’ on the officials and police will lodge separate first information reports against them,” Fadnavis assured. The Mumbai Police have registered cases against BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Indian Railway officials charging them with negligence and culpable homicide in the bridge which crashed barely six months after the structural audit cleared it suggesting minor repairs. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty Late last night Fadnavis announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia each to the kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured, besides a high-level probe into the incident. Connecting the CSMT’s suburban platform No. 1 with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, it was used by thousands of daily suburban commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line. Although the debris below the bridge has been cleared, traffic restrictions continued on the busy D.N. Road, a traffic official said.last_img read more

12 Oct

Iran allowed to continue advanced nuclear research

first_imgWASHINGTON — White House releases details of Iran nuclear deal amid calls for transparencyThe White House has released a summary of the deal reached between six major world powers and Iran to curb its nuclear program. Iran has denied it wants to use the program to eventually build nuclear weapons but agreed to scale it back after the international community applied strict financial sanctions.It allows Iran to continue research and development on its nuclear centrifuge technology, announcing the conclusion of technical talks on the implementation of an interim deal pausing Iran’s nuclear program. The deal, signed  in Geneva in November, is to go into effect on Monday and to last for six months while Iran and the P5+1 – the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany – attempt to negotiate a comprehensive agreement to end the long-standing crisis.The agreement is seeking to hold the most advanced parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of western economic sanctions on Iran. Iran has accepted to halt 20 percent of enriched uranium until January 20 and start diluting half of its uranium stock of which 20% was already enriched, according to the deal.The White House summary said a “Joint Commission” had been established by experts from Iran, P5+1 countries and the EU as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to monitor the implementation of the agreement. Some of the limited and temporary easing of sanctions against Iran will include the release of $6 billion in relief which is a small part of total $100 billion that will still be restricted.The Undersecretary of the US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has informed the lawmakers regarding the details in a closed meeting. Some congress members said the plan is already increasing their concerns. Republican senator Lindsey Graham, known as the most critical of Obama administration’s foreign policy claimed “I am more worried than ever after the briefing,” IAAE has asked to keep the technical details secret, according to White House spokesman Jim Carney.last_img read more

28 Sep

Did The Referees Ruin The Mens NCAA Championship

FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Apr. 4, 2017), we say goodbye to March Madness and break down the women’s and men’s NCAA championship games. Next, we investigate why NBA teams are resting their players early and often. Plus, a significant digit on Madison Bumgarner.FiveThirtyEight’s Benjamin Morris argues that Mississippi State earned every bit of their upset over UConn.Mississippi State ultimately lost the women’s championship game to South Carolina.Neil Paine notes that even though the men’s championship was tough to watch, UNC played ugly enough to win.That was not a good national title game, writes ESPN’s Myron Medcalf.The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman says it wasn’t UNC players who won the night — it was the referees.NBA teams are resting players earlier and earlier, Todd Whitehead writes for FiveThirtyEight.Significant Digit: 16.5, the average number of at-bats that San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner takes between hitting home runs, since 2014. Last Sunday, Bumgarner hit two home runs and became the first pitcher to hit more than one on Opening Day. read more

28 Sep

Can womens basketball buck UCONNs streak

Even after final exams this week, the No. 6 Ohio State women’s basketball team might not take its toughest test until Dec. 19. That’s the day the Buckeyes will get their shot at the No. 1 team in the nation: Connecticut. The Huskies are riding an 86-game winning streak. A win against the Buckeyes could extend the streak to 88, which would tie the 1971-74 UCLA men’s team for the longest winning streak in college basketball history. The game will be played at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, N.Y. OSU coach Jim Foster said he’s looking forward to the location of the game more than he is the opponent. “A lot of people watch really interesting matchups, regardless of who it is. I think where it is is a little more significant than who. Connecticut is Connecticut, there’s no two ways about it,” Foster said. “But Connecticut at Madison Square Garden? That’s a historic building.” Connecticut will try to match OSU’s star power of center Jantel Lavender and guard Samantha Prahalis with its own duo in forward Maya Moore and guard Tiffany Hayes. All four players are members of the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden award, which is given to the most outstanding player in college basketball each season. Moore won the award in 2009 and is Connecticut’s career leader in scoring. Prahalis said knocking off Connecticut would be a big moment for the OSU women’s basketball program. “Playing UConn and playing to our potential, and hopefully coming out with a victory, that would make our mark,” Prahalis said. The Buckeyes’ matchup with the Huskies will be the last marquee game of what has been a murderer’s row of a non-conference schedule for OSU. The Buckeyes will have already faced LSU, Virginia, Oklahoma and Syracuse before they take on Connecticut. Prahalis said the Buckeyes are always prepared for each opponent’s best effort. “Anytime we go somewhere to play, or that they come play us, they give us their best shot,” Prahalis said. “We wouldn’t expect anything less. We treat every opponent as they’re going to try their hardest, because they are.” The Buckeyes are 8-0 following an 95-84 win over Oklahoma. Foster said his team this year could perhaps be the best he’s coached in his nine seasons at OSU. “Maybe,” Foster said. “You can’t answer that question today, but I think we’ve got some depth that we haven’t had.” read more

17 Sep

Nations largest military job board applies Google technology

first_imgNation’s largest military job board applies Google technology Sasha Foo Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, November 28, 2018center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The company that runs the nation’s largest military job board says a new Google search function is helping to produce more job leads for veterans.RecruitMilitary said its collaboration with Google gives service members a more effective means to match their work experience in the military to a job in the civilian world.Through technology developed by Google, the military job seeker enters their M.O.S.code, which stands for military occupational specialty. By adding the city and other factors such as geographic distance, the RecruitMilitary job board produces listings that translate the applicant’s military job skills to the civilian job market.The collaboration with Google is only a few months old, but RecruitMilitary said the enhanced search function has already had an impact.RecruitMilitary reported that applications by veterans on the website went up by 13%. The company said there has been a 50% increase in the number of jobs that come up in a search.Chris York, a client partner at RecruitMilitary said the job board is now being used by 1.4 million users.“Because of that collaboration with Google, the results returned are so much more enhanced as far as very meaningful results for that job seeker,” York said.RecruitMilitary is holding a job fair on November 29 in San Diego at the Scottish Rite Event Center. Nearly 60 regional employers will be represented. Posted: November 28, 2018 Updated: 7:47 PMlast_img read more

10 Sep

Aquaman director James Wan Stop harassing people who hate the movie

first_img $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 4center_img 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)last_img read more

10 Sep

2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition brings kindanew looks to New York

first_img 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon: Der überwagen See All • Apr 19 • Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint New York Auto Show 2019 Fiat 0 2017 Fiat 124 Spider: The Fiata is Fi-awesome May 29 • 2020 Ford Escape: Everything there is to know Fiat Apr 19 • Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V Post a comment Apr 19 • Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup 72 Photoscenter_img 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid second drive: The best of both worlds More From Roadshow 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Livin’ that Club life New York Auto Show 2019 Convertibles Sports Cars Tags Enlarge ImageNo, it’s not limited to dealerships in rural Illinois. Fiat Fiat Chrysler loves a nice, inexpensive aesthetic upgrade package. Look anywhere in the lineup, from Dodge to Jeep and back again, and you’ll find ’em. Now, FCA has a new package of that kind in store for the Fiat 124 Spider, and it’s headed to the 2019 New York Auto Show.Fiat announced on Friday that it will bring the new 2019 124 Spider Urbana Edition to the New York Auto Show next week. The Urbana Edition, which I’m relatively sure is not a shout-out to town in which the University of Illinois resides, is an inexpensive aesthetics package that boosts the looks of the Miata-based 124 without raising the window sticker by much.The Urbana Edition is based on the 124 Spider’s Classica trim. It gives the looks a boost by adding 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, performance tires, new exhaust tips and piano black exterior accents. There’s also a glossy black finish on the seatback pillar and mirror caps. Fiat also threw a set of fog lights into the mix.On the inside, there are some matte gray accents, in addition to a wrapped instrument panel and gauge-cluster hood. The Urbana Edition also picks up a set of seats wrapped in a combination of leather and microfiber.Otherwise, it’s the same Fiat 124 Spider as usual, bouncing around town with a 1.4-liter turbocharged I4 that puts out 164 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The Urbana Edition can be had with either a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. The Urbana Edition adds just $995 to the car’s bottom line — and for context, the 124 Spider Classica starts at $26,685, including $1,495 for destination. Alas, it’s not available for the peppier Abarth version. Share your voice More about 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classica Convertible reading • 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition brings kinda-new looks to New York Preview • 2017 Fiat 124 Spider: The Fiata is Fi-awesomelast_img read more

10 Sep

Amazons facial recognition software can now spot fear

first_img Amazon How a facial recognition ban could come to your city soon Facial recognition: Apple, Amazon, Google and the race for your face Facial recognition is a bipartisan concern on Capitol Hill Now playing: Watch this: 1 Amazon says its Rekognition software can track and analyze hundreds of people in a photo using a database with tens of millions of faces. Critics have expressed concerns about the technology, and the American Civil Liberties Union says it could be abused by law enforcement, posing a “grave threat to communities, including people of color and immigrants.” The ACLU on Tuesday said its test of Amazon’s Rekognition software wrongly flagged 26 California lawmakers as criminals. Amazon, however, says the ACLU is misrepresenting its facial recognition software.In July, the Orlando Police Department officially ended its Amazon Rekognition program after a bumpy ride. The department had temporarily stopped using Rekognition in June 2018 after the city’s pilot program with Amazon ended and after the ACLU penned an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos highlighting privacy concerns. Amazon employees have also protested the sale of Rekognition software to police. The Washington County Sheriff Office in Oregon is currently the only law enforcement listed as an Amazon Rekognition customer.Originally published Aug. 14Update, Aug. 15: Adds more background on Amazon’s Rekognition software. Comment Advances in AI and the proliferation of surveillance cameras have made it increasingly easier to watch and track individuals. Getty Images Amazon’s controversial facial recognition technology, called Rekognition, has a new skill. It can now spot fear. The company says it recently launched updates to Rekognition’s facial analysis features, including improved age estimation and the addition of fear to its emotion detection.”We have improved accuracy for emotion detection (for all 7 emotions: ‘Happy,’ ‘Sad,’ ‘Angry,’ ‘Surprised,’ ‘Disgusted,’ ‘Calm’ and ‘Confused’) and added a new emotion: ‘Fear,'” according to an update from Amazon on Monday. “Lastly, we have improved age range estimation accuracy; you also get narrower age ranges across most age groups.”center_img Tags Facial recognition Facial recognition is going to be everywhere 3:28 Security Share your voicelast_img read more

5 Sep

Why humans should worry about a devastating solar storm that could hit

first_imgMany technologies of the 21st century are vulnerable to solar storms.NASAA few weeks back, a research report published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences had revealed that a powerful solar storm swept past the Earth approximately 2700 years ago. The study report claims that the solar storm might have hit the Earth in 660 BC, and the damages inflicted by the solar proton event (SPE) were very less, as it was a pre-industrial and pre-technological era.Solar storms and technological impactIn the study report, researchers predicted that such powerful solar storms could hit the planet in the future, and if it happens, it would create havoc in all nooks of the planet. As the world is so much dependent on various technologies in this 21st century, a powerful solar proton event could destabilize all these systems, thus pulling the planet to a state of virtual darkness.”If that solar storm had occurred today, it could have had severe effects on our high-tech society. That’s why we must increase society’s protection against solar storms,” said Raimund Muscheler, a geologist at the Lund University in Sweden.These solar storms could literally disrupt the proper functioning of satellites, which will, in turn, affect technological infrastructure including communication and navigation. Adding up the tension, these solar storms could also affect the physical health of astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS). While in the ISS, astronauts are not safeguarded by the Earth’s atmosphere, and as a result, they will be exposed to harmful radiations.Will solar storms harm humans living on Earth?These solar storms are not that dangerous from a health perspective. As per NASA, harmful solar radiations ejected during a solar proton event could not pass the Earth’s atmosphere to harm the health of living beings on the planet. It should be noted that regular intense solar storms could damage the ozone layer, and this will have moderately bad effects on living beings on Earth. Experts have also assured that these solar storms will not result in a mass extinction event.last_img read more

3 Sep

UN expert calls for referring Myanmar situation to ICC

first_imgRohingya refugee. File PhotoThe UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar has said the international community must continue to work to ensure that individuals who have been alleged as being responsible for serious crimes and human rights violations are prosecuted by the International Criminal Court or by a credible judicial body, reports UNB.”The (UN) Security Council must come together and refer the situation of Myanmar to the ICC without any delay,” Yanghee Lee, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, told the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.She, however, said the establishment of independent mechanism was an interim step, and was insufficient to achieve justice for all victims of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Myanmar.Lee said the Myanmar government has shown that it is unable to fulfill its international obligations to impartially and effectively investigate the allegations.The UN expert said she was dismayed by the failure of the country’s leadership to take the path of democracy, and at their persistent denials and attempts to deflect attention concerning allegations of atrocities committed against the Rohingya.”What I see is a government that is increasingly demonstrating that it has no real interest and capacity in establishing a fully-functioning democracy where all its people equally enjoy all their rights and freedoms,” she said.Lee said it is not doing what is necessary to bring about true peace and reconciliation. It is not upholding justice and the rule of law. “And, despite the repeated refrain that if presented with evidence, the government will investigate the allegations of human rights violations, it is clear to me that that is not the case.”She acknowledged there was “a glimmer of hope on the horizon for justice for the people of Myanmar”, referring to the Human Rights Council’s recent resolution that establishes a new Independent Mechanism to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011.Lee noted reports of harassment and extortion, and of forced labour, and that the government was undertaking an unrelenting campaign to force all the Rohingyas to take National Verification Cards.She raised concerns about the situation in Kachin and Shan, and the government’s plan to close displacement camps around the country.”Disturbing information I have received about the government’s camp closure plan demonstrates that it is not in accordance with international standards,” Lee said.She urged Member States to provide the independent mechanism with adequate resources and to ensure it is fully operational as soon as possible.last_img read more

28 Aug

Worlds largest electric ferry completes maiden voyage

first_img Who is most likely to get shingles? Visit Allmedx.com and learn the answer. AllMedX Privacy policy We recommend AllMedX Google Analytics settings AllMedX Powered by AllMedX What is in the shingles vaccine? See the Prescribing Information on Allmedx.com. Does the shingles vaccine prevent chicken pox? Get the facts on Allmedx.com. Yes No We’ve seen a few all-electric ferries quietly and cleanly moving people, cars and goods between ports in northern Europe, but Ellen is reported to be the world’s largest. It made its first commercial trip earlier this month between two Danish islands.The battery-electric ferry has taken over from the diesel-powered MF Skjoldnæs to carry passengers and vehicles between Søby on Ærø island and Fynshav on Als island. Named Ellen, the electric ferry made its inaugural voyage on August 15 before she goes into service in the beginning of September. MF Skjoldnæs is not being retired, but will take on another route.Ellen has 59.5 x 12.8 m (195 x 42 ft) dimensions and a draft of 2.5 m (8.2 ft). Her hull arrived from Poland in 2017 and has since been fitted out with electric motors from Finland’s Visedo and a 4.3-MWh Li-ion battery pack from Swiss company Leclanché SA. She can sail up to 22 nautical miles, get up to 15.5 knots, carry about 30 vehicles and 200 passengers, and is expected to make up to seven return trips per day when she goes into service proper.”Over one year, it will prevent the release of 2,000 tonnes of CO2, 42 tonnes of NOX, 2.5 tonnes of particulates and 1.4 tonnes of SO2 into the atmosphere,” said Leclanché’s CEO Anil Srivastava. “This project demonstrates that today we can replace fossil fuel thermal drives with clean energy, and thus contribute to the fight against global warming and pollution for the well-being of our communities.”Sources: e-Ferry, Leclanché SA Are all shingles vaccines the same? Find out on Allmedx.com. AllMedX AllMedX I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more What should healthcare providers know about zoster vaccination? See Allmedx.com for answers. How safe are shingles vaccines? Visit Allmedx.com to find out.last_img read more

19 Aug

Perfect Fit Campaign is back with air credits vouchers loyalty points

first_img Posted by MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands has reintroduced its Perfect FIT campaign with one of its premier partners, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, offering air credit and holiday vouchers to clients as well as agent loyalty points.TravelBrands clients travelling with Sunquest will get up to Cdn$1,100 air credit per couple. Holiday House clients will receive a US$100 for Island Routes voucher per couple towards an excursion. Travel partners benefit from up to 10X the Loyalty Points.For travel agents TravelBrands also offers Sandals & Beaches Reservation Specialists, first priority calling and the company’s Price Match Guarantee.Agents can also use shortcuts for booking Sandals and Beaches Groups, get top commissions, three-day options on land only and Sandals Select Points Redemption. For more information, visit travelbrands.com. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Tags: Beaches Resorts, Commission, Promotions, Sandals Resorts, Sunquest, TravelBrands Sharecenter_img Perfect Fit Campaign is back with air credits, vouchers, loyalty points Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

10 Aug

November 8 2002 The olive trees at Arcosanti are

first_imgNovember 8, 2002 The olive trees atArcosanti are all descendents of a rescue mission in the early 1960’s.Camelback Road in Phoenix was widened and the olive trees lining thestreet were to be removed. Soleri and the Cosanti staff rescued a fewof the trees and planted them at Cosanti. From those trees, Solerisuccessfully propagated hundreds of new ones to fill the landscapingneeds for Cosanti and Arcosanti. The October workshop spent a morning with the landscapingdepartment harvesting this years crop of rich black olives in the MindsGarden. [Photo: nk & text: sa] Workshopper NancyHackenmiller is picking olives in front of the vaults. [Photo: nk &text: sa] Workshopper StevenTalcott is checking the crop. The next step will be to pierce the skinof each olive to help release the bitterness. The olives are soakedtwice in a salt brine for 2 – 3 month each. Then resident RandallSchultz takes over the rest of the process at his company ‘High DesertFarms’. High Desert Farms is located in Cordes Lakes and providesdelicious canned and dried goods to shops all over the country. Therethe olives are pulled out of the brine, rinsed thoroughly, sorted bysize and color and then canned with various herbs and spices. They aresold at the ArcosantiGallery and Visitors Center and used at special dinners at theArcosanti Cafe. [Photo: nk & text: sa]last_img read more

7 Aug

The UKs Royal Television Society RTS has named

first_imgThe UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has named the winners of its 2016 undergraduate bursaries scheme, designed to widen participation in media and related industries and support talented students from lower income backgrounds seeking to pursue a career in television.This year’s scheme offers 20 bursaries for TV production and broadcast journalism students and seven bursaries for computing and engineering undergraduates.Broadcast journalist and TV production bursary winners include Katie Brown; Peter Chapman; Jamie Davidson; Leeford Dean; Aaron Dimes; Shona Fegan; Amber Fisher; Emily Friend; Natasha Graham; Alexander Greensmith; Lee Hodgetts; Lauren Jones; Colin MacRae; Alicia Newing; Lydia Noakes; Timothy Payne; Charlie Schultz; Hannah Spary; Alysha Takoushian and Mark Tran.Computijng and engineering bursary winners include Ertug Aytug; Keoni D’Souza; Danial Farooq; Embla Hocking; Oliver Hope; James Mailey and Yasmin Voong.During their studies, each recipient will be given £1,000 a year to help with expenses and living costs. In addition, each beneficiary will receive free membership of the RTS and The Hospital Club – a private members club for those in the creative industries – while studying, and one year’s free membership of the RTS after they graduate. In their final year of study, the RTS will also aim to set up mentoring opportunities with one of its industry members.“The RTS is committed to supporting UK undergraduates seeking to work in television and its related fields. Since its launch in 2014 we have provided vital support to 45 talented individuals – offering not only the bursary itself but also mentoring and access to contacts within the broadcasting industry,” said RTS CEO Theresa Wise.“2016 sees us continue this work. The response to our two schemes has been fantastic and it’s hugely exciting to see such a high number of people seeking to work in the TV industry. The calibre of applicants has been outstanding and those applying have demonstrated real ambition and commitment to learning. Due to this we have decided to award two additional bursaries to Computing and Engineering undergraduates bringing the total number of recipients this year to 27. We look forward to following their future career progress and achievements.”last_img read more