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Swansea to renew bitter rivalry with Cardiff in derby laced with hostility

first_img“It wasn’t one of those games where you could go: ‘Oh well lads, on to the next one,’” Turner says. “It hurt us a lot. As much as we deserved the home win [in 2013-14], the away defeat we deserved. We were simply not good enough. We felt almost pathetic coming home at how we hadn’t performed. If you lose a big game and you were unfortunate or there are positives to take, people talk on the bus about how it could have been different or where it got away from you but I remember on the way back it was pretty much silent. Everyone was deeply, deeply gutted. It sounds crazy but it was almost as if we needed to mourn it a little bit before we spoke.” Miracle of Burnley: inside the Premier League’s most unlikely success story Cardiff City Read more Swansea City A lot has changed since the bitter rivals last met five years ago in the Premier League, when Garry Monk took charge of his maiden game as a manager against Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who was a month into his short-lived Cardiff tenure. Wilfried Zaha and Craig Bellamy flanked Kenwyne Jones in Cardiff’s forward line, while Marvin Emnes and Wilfried Bony spearheaded Swansea’s attack, with the latter rounding off the scoring in a 3-0 win. “I wouldn’t have got out of here alive if I’d lost that game,” said Monk.The teams will renew battle for the 108th time in the Championship at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday lunchtime and few understand the deep-rooted rivalry better than the former Swansea defender Ángel Rangel, who has played in the past nine meetings, including the final derby at Ninian Park in 2009, which dominated the headlines for the wrong reasons.“It was pretty eventful,” says Rangel, now of QPR. “Jordi [Gómez] was on the floor after winning a foul and I remember being on the same side of the pitch, where the fans were very, very hostile. The amount of coins that flew over my head was incredible. Mike Dean was the referee and he had a cut on his head from one of the coins.“We had to stop the game because the pitch was full of coins and, because of security reasons, after the game we actually had to stay in the changing room for about 35-45 minutes. We were not allowed to go back out until the whole stadium and the surroundings were clear.”For Rangel, whose wife and three children live in Swansea, there is no shortage of derby memories, from trying to shackle Bellamy and Zaha – “I made sure I showed him what the derby was about; a couple of kicks for the first couple of balls he got” – to learning the “swim away” (a breaststroke action that Swansea have goaded their rivals with since chasing a group of Cardiff fans into the sea after a game at the Vetch in 1988) and going in goal after Michel Vorm was sent off in a 1-0 defeat at Cardiff six years ago.“I remember Jonjo Shelvey wanted to go in goal and I said: ‘Jonjo, you’re one of those players that can score a goal for us and we can maybe get a point. I’m a full-back, I’m not going to be able to contribute as much going forward and we’re chasing the game,’” the Spaniard says. “So, I went in goal and as soon as I go in goal, there is a free-kick outside the box for them.“I was like: ‘Oh no, here we go.’ It was [Peter] Whittingham at the time but luckily it went quite central and it went out for a corner. But I kept a clean sheet in that seven minutes I was in goal and the day after I went to the changing room and I had a parcel with a couple of pairs of gloves waiting for me from a goalkeeping gloves company.”Those matches carried extra weight for Bellamy, who was born in Cardiff, and there are a number of homegrown players in the current Swansea ranks who have grown up with the rivalry, including Joe Rodon, who was born on the outskirts of the city in Llangyfelach, and Connor Roberts, who hails from Neath. “There’s going to be an added buzz for them,” says Kristian O’Leary, the former Swansea defender and coach who grew up in Port Talbot, 10 miles east of the city. “If you’re on the right end of the result, it’s a great feeling. In those days you’d go out in town and you’d be heroes.”At the first derby O’Leary was involved in, during December 1996, no away fans were allowed into Ninian Park after violence reached a tipping point. “I remember Jan Molby was in charge and he was shouting on to one of the players at the end: ‘You’re 3-1 up, instead of hanging about just get off the pitch,’” he recalls. “It was an intense affair but an enjoyable one. You wanted to be involved in those games – it’s the first fixture anyone looks at.”The Liberty’s tunnel may not be as tight a squeeze as the one at the Vetch but Sunday promises to be a special occasion on a bumper day of Welsh sport. Several pubs, as well as the ground’s hospitality lounges, will screen the rugby World Cup semi-final against South Africa. South Wales police say this weekend’s operation will be “less restrictive” than in previous years but 1,650 away fans will be escorted to the Liberty Stadium from a designated point near the Penllergaer service station at Junction 47 of the M4, where they will exchange travel vouchers for tickets for a sold-out game.For Swansea, who have won once since August, it represents the perfect occasion to get Tuesday’s 3-0 home defeat by Brentford out of their system, while it is an opportunity for a Cardiff side that have largely flattered to deceive to lay down a marker. A clash of styles is to be expected, with the 39-year-old Swansea head coach Steve Cooper priming his team for battle against an attritional Cardiff led by Neil Warnock, who turns 71 in December.Ben Turner, the former Cardiff defender who was on the losing side the last time the sides met, recalls items smacking the coach windows on approach to the stadium. If Cardiff lose, the bus journey home is guaranteed to be a muted affair, as Turner can testify. One of the quirks about the south Wales derby is that more than a century on from the first meeting of Swansea and Cardiff at the Vetch Field in 1912, neither team have done the league double. Read more Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp features Share on Facebook Share via Email Reuse this content Share on Messenger Fans are focus of Football League project to reduce match-day policing Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on Twitterlast_img read more


Video: Urban Meyer Was Back At Ohio State Practice Today

first_img Day hasn’t been shy about the amount of influence Meyer has had on him. At Big Ten Media Days last month, he was asked if he’ll keep in contact with Meyer during the season.“For sure. I’d be crazy not to,” Day said. “He’s been unbelievable in terms of understanding when to be there, and when to step away.”While Day will no doubt continue to use Meyer as a resource, he will undoubtedly go out of his way to leave his own mark on the program as well.Ohio State will open its 2019 season against Florida Atlantic on August 31. A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Urban Meyer may not be the head coach at Ohio State anymore, but his presence can still be felt and seen around the Buckeyes.Meyer was actually back at OSU practice today. He looked at home on the sidelines, although he was just watching instead of coaching and instructing.As you can see in the video below, he took some time to have fun with new head coach Ryan Day.A familiar face was at @OhioStateFB practice today… 👋 @OSUCoachMeyer!Also, watch til the end. 👀— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) August 6, 2019last_img read more


Province to Honour Mining Heritage

first_imgNova Scotia’s mining heritage was honoured today, Sept. 8, at a ceremony in Springhill. Highway 104 between the New Brunswick border and the Canso Causeway was designated Miners Memorial Highway. Funding was also announced for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Springhill Mine Disaster. Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Bill Dooks, Tourism Culture and Heritage Minister, made the announcement at the Springhill Miners Hall. “This highway designation will remind all Nova Scotians and visitors of the sacrifice generations of miners and their families have made across the province,” said Mr. Scott. This tribute joins other highway designations including Peacekeepers Way, announced in August, and Veterans Memorial Highway. In the interest of safety, the highway will continue to be referred to as Highway 104 by emergency personnel. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1958 Springhill Mine Disaster and is a significant milestone in the history of Nova Scotia and Canada. The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage will provide funding of $25,000 for the upcoming events on the anniversary of the disaster. “This investment will continue to raise awareness of the importance of Springhill and its mining history and to educate present and future generations so that it is never forgotten,” said Mr. Dooks. The department will also provide $15,000 for the Miners Lamp Cabin, the last remaining period building located on the mine site.last_img read more


3 robbers stab passenger at Kalindi Kunj arrested

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has arrested 3 notorious robbers identified as Trilok Chand, Vikram Singh and Avlam all residents of Madanpur Khadar. With the arrest of accused persons, robbed mobile phone, cash and TSR auto has been recovered and 2 cases of night robbery were solved. During the investigation, complainant, a resident of Noida Sector-44, UP also found present at the spot. The complainant stated that on 21 May at about 1 am, he boarded one auto from Shahin Bagh for going to Noida. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarIn the auto, there were already 2 more persons. When the auto reached at Kalindi Kunj red light, the auto driver turned the auto towards Kalindi Kunj Ghat and stopped in a dark place. One person later identified as Vikram Singh started beating and another person namely Trilok took out a knife and pointed at the victim. They both told the victim to give them his purse and mobile. When he denied, Trilok Chand stabbed him with a knife. Victim told the auto driver to help him to escape from their clutches but he also threatened the victim. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceAll three accused persons, removed all belongings of the victim and threatened to kill him. In the meantime, the victim heard a siren of the police vehicle and noticed one police Gypsy passing nearby, on hearing his noise police vehicle came towards him. On seeing the police Gypsy, the auto driver started the auto and tried to flee, however, the auto fell down due to speed. Thereafter, the police team overpowered the accused persons.last_img read more


Carbon monoxide leak that sent 43 to hospital spurs Montreal school inspections

first_imgMONTREAL — Two children remained in hospital for observation Tuesday morning following a carbon monoxide leak that made 43 people at a Montreal elementary school sick.Health authorities say all other patients have been discharged, and there is no reason to fear for the remaining children’s condition.Meanwhile the school board responsible for the school where the poisoning occurred Monday has ordered inspections of heating and detection systems in all its schools to ensure carbon monoxide and methane detectors are working.Diane Lamarche-Venne, chairwoman of the Marguerite-Bourgeoys school board, says the furnace and gas detectors at the Ecole des Decouvreurs had passed an inspection last October.The school was closed Tuesday as external experts conducted tests to verify the heating system’s safety. The gas leak was discovered when children suddenly fell ill Monday, complaining of nausea and dizziness. Nine children lost consciousness.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


Nominees to hit the stage at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards

first_img Facebook The exclusive industry ceremony, hosted by CBC q’s Tom Power will honour artists and industry leaders with 36 JUNO Awards. This year’s special achievement awards will also be presented at the event, including the 2018 International Achievement Award (Arcade Fire), Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award (Denise Donlon), MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (Jim Cuddy), and the Humanitarian Award (Gary Slaight).The night will feature electrifying live performances by 2018 JUNO nominees Clairmont The Second (Rap Recording of the Year), Iskwé (Indigenous Music Album of the Year sponsored by APTN), James Barker Band (Breakthrough Group of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and Country Album of the Year), Terra Lightfoot (Adult Alternative Album of the Year) and one of the 2018 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners, Caveboy. TORONTO, March 15, 2018 – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the JUNO Award nominees confirmed to perform live “under the stars” at the Vancouver Convention Centre, on Saturday, March 24 at The 47th JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Presented by SOCAN. Twitter Login/Register With: “As we honour the creators of the Canadian music industry, we are thrilled to have an outstanding group of nominees perform at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. “We are also proud to partner with SOCAN to celebrate the achievements of our home-grown talent.”CBC Music will live stream the event at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET) via and CBC Music’s Facebook and YouTube pages, allowing music fans across the nation to get an intimate look into the celebrations.JUNO TV will offer live stream channels at with backstage access to the media room cam and portrait studio cam and the JUNO TV Apple Music Lounge hosted by YouTuber Sam Sutherland and The Peak’s Casey-Jo Loos, giving audiences the opportunity to listen in on interviews and artist Q&As.The live streams are funded by CreativeBC and the Province of British Columbia.center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more


The Latest Early results show Modis party in clear lead

NEW DELHI — The Latest on India’s general elections results (all times local):9 a.m.Early results are showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in the lead in India’s general elections.Election Commission data showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 229 seats, with its main rival, the Indian National Congress, ahead in 56 contests.The count that started Thursday was expected to conclude by the evening. In the world’s largest democratic exercise, some 900 million people were registered to cast ballots for 542 seats in India’s lower house of Parliament in seven phases of voting staggered over six weeks.A party or coalition needs a simple majority, or 272 seats, to govern.___7:30 a.m.Indian election officials have begun counting votes that were cast in the country’s mammoth general elections.The count began Thursday morning and was expected to conclude by the evening. Voters cast ballots on some 40 million electronic voting machines.Half a dozen exit polls showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party remaining in power for another five years.In the world’s largest democratic exercise, some 900 million people were registered to cast ballots for 542 seats in India’s lower house of Parliament in seven phases of polling staggered over six weeks.The election has been seen as a referendum on Modi, whose economic reforms broadly haven’t succeeded but whose popularity as a social underdog in India’s highly stratified society has endured.The Associated Press read more


Head of UN probe into Hariri assassination more confident than ever of

Serge Brammertz – who will step down later this month as head of the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) – said he could not yet predict when the inquiry into the massive car bombing in downtown Beirut, which killed Mr. Hariri and 22 others, would be wrapped up.“Conducting an investigation is never an exact science,” he said in a briefing on the latest report of the IIIC. “The completion of the investigation will depend on the final results of several ongoing projects and on the cooperation of all States,” adding that it also relied on the willingness of additional witnesses to come forward.Mr. Brammertz, who is being succeeded as investigation chief by Daniel Bellemare of Canada, stressed that it was paramount that the IIIC continues to receive the administrative and resource support it needs to carry out its work in the months ahead.“When I am asked whether I am satisfied with the progress made so far, my answer is absolutely yes. Important results have been achieved in many areas of the investigation despite the numerous challenges the Commission has faced. Based on the progress made in recent months, I am more confident and optimistic than ever that the investigation can be concluded successfully.”Mr. Brammertz did not reveal many details about the IIIC’s findings so far, saying his Office was increasingly cautious about the release of information given that it does not want to compromise any future legal process at the planned Special Tribunal for Lebanon, being set up to deal with the Hariri killing and up to 18 other politically-related murders in the country in recent years.But he noted that, based on hundreds of interviews and examinations, investigators have been able to answer or substantially narrow the focus on many of the key questions surrounding the bombing, including the possible motive, the identity of the suicide bomber and details about the persons who conducted active surveillance on Mr. Hariri ahead of the attack.Ahmed Abu Addas, who appeared in a video claiming responsibility for the assassination, was not the suicide bomber, Mr. Brammertz said, but may still be connected to the attack.He added that investigators have gathered large amounts of evidence about the video, the Mitsubishi van in which the bomb exploded, the crime scene and many other forensic issues.Drawing on tests of DNA and teeth and other information, the IIIC “has developed one principal hypothesis” about the identity of the suicide bomber, especially the specific area of the Middle East from which the young male is thought to have originated. But more tests need to be conducted to confirm the hypothesis.Expert findings indicate the bomber was exposed “to significant quantities of a specific type of lead, possibly through proximity to military ammunition, between the ages of 16 and 20,” which could show the man was living near an area of conflict or one where weapons were regularly used, such as a military training camp.“New expert findings have provided additional information on the possible place of birth of the unidentified male, as well as further details on the location where he may have spent his childhood.”Turning to another political assassination in Lebanon, the death of the parliamentarian Antoine Ghanem in September this year following a car bombing in eastern Beirut, Mr. Brammertz said the initial findings indicated that the perpetrators were able to conduct surveillance and mobilize a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) “within a very short window of time.“This and other preliminary results in other cases suggest that the perpetrators had – and most likely still have – operational capabilities available in Beirut.”Mr. Brammertz also said that investigations so far suggest that “some operational links exist” between the various attacks being probed by the Commission. 5 December 2007The head of the United Nations probe into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri is “more confident and optimistic than ever that the investigation can be concluded successfully,” he told the Security Council today, explaining that his team has been able to answer many key questions regarding the February 2005 attack. read more


SanDisk unveil tiny SATA III SSDs for laptopstablets

first_imgSometimes companies get their timing just right, and SanDisk seems to have done just that with their announcements during Computex.Intel is pushing the new ultra-thin Ultrabook and Keeley Lake platforms, both of which must be less than 20mm thick. In another booth, SanDisk is touting its latest ultra-small SSD storage solutions that are perfect for laptops desperate to save space wherever possible.AdChoices广告SanDisk has unveiled two new drives using the names U100 and i100. The U100 is aimed at ultra-thin laptops and offers up to 256GB of storage in a drive that can fit in a half-slim SATA SSD, mSATA, mSATA mini, or typical 2.5″ casing. Using a SATA III interface it is no slouch in the performance stakes, managing to achiee 450MB/s read speeds and 340MB/s write speeds. Power usage sees the drive idle at 10mW.The i100 is arguably more impressive. It achieves the same read speed as the U100, but the write speed falls to 160MB/s. Even so, this is a tiny drive measuring just 16 x 20 x 1.85mm for the largest 128GB drive. The thickness drops to 1.4mm for the 64GB option and below. It’s aimed more for use in tablets, but can certainly be fitted in the slimmest of laptops.Here’s a full rundown of the two drives for comparison:SanDisk has also announced the introduction of a new flash memory solution aimed squarely at the smartphone and tablet markets. The iNAND Extreme offers up 80MB/s reads and 50MB/s writes to allow for fast HD content transfer and playback. Where as the U100 and i100 offer up very fast, tiny drives, the iNAND is all about content storage in an even smaller package. The drive measures just 16 x 12 x 1mm with capacities from 16-64GB.Read more at the SanDisk press releaselast_img read more


5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not

first_imgWASHINGTON — There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans’ crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.Leaders say the Senate will vote Tuesday on their health care legislation. They’ve postponed votes twice because too many Republicans were poised to vote no. That could happen again.The latest bill by McConnell, R-Ky. — and it could change anew — would end penalties Democrat Obama’s health care law slapped on people without insurance, and on larger companies not offering coverage to workers. It would erase requirements that insurers cover specified medical services, cut the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor and shrink subsidies for many consumers.IT FAILS:AWFUL POLL NUMBERSIn an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll this month, 51 percent supported Obama’s statute while just 22 percent backed GOP legislation.Perhaps more ominously for Republicans, the AP-NORC poll found that by a 25-percentage-point margin, most think it’s the federal government’s responsibility to ensure all Americans have coverage. That’s a growing view — there was just a 5-percentage-point gap in March. It underscores a harsh reality for the GOP: It’s hard to strip benefits from voters.AWFUL CBO NUMBERSThe nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says under McConnell’s plan, 22 million more people would be uninsured by 2026, mostly Medicaid recipients and people buying private policies. For single people, the typical deductible — out-of-pocket expenses before insurance defrays costs — would balloon that year to $13,000, up from $5,000 under Obama’s law.last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of February 3, 2019:Address: 11 Chapman RoadPrice: $525,000Buyer: Allison Yee & Juan TanSeller: Vincent & Jenine VindiceDate: 2/6/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 25,265sfAddress: 21 Crystal RoadPrice: $849,900Buyer: Vincent & Jenine VindiceSeller: Mary & Michael HelstromDate: 2/6/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 30,928sfAddress: 10 Lucaya CirclePrice: $95,000Buyer: Joshua UftringSeller: Kristen Pelletier & Joshua UftringDate: 2/12/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 23,522sfAddress: 190 Main Street, Unit 1Price: $3,250,000Buyer: Gallant Memorial ArenaSeller: R&L Main Street Association LLCDate: 2/5/19Use: Condo (Hockey Rink)Lot Size: n/aAddress: 104 Marion StreetPrice: $170,000Buyer: 10 Patterson Street LLCSeller: Michael J. Duggan, Trustee For Duggan FTDate: 2/7/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: n/aAddress: 119 McDonald RoadPrice: $757,000Buyer: Arthur Nguyen-Pham & Elizabeth PhamSeller: North Wilmington EstatesDate: 2/11/19Use: Residential Developable LandLot Size: 20,909sfAddress: 100 West StreetPrice: $2,425,000Buyer: SF Land Development Corp.Seller: 100 West Street LPDate: 2/6/19Use: Commercial Developable LandLot Size: 43,996sfAddress: 102 West StreetPrice: $2,425,000Buyer: SF Land Development Corp.Seller: 100 West Street LPDate: 2/6/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 12,197sfAddress: 104 West StreetPrice: $2,425,000Buyer: SF Land Development Corp.Seller: 100 West Street LPDate: 2/6/19Use: Acc. Land Imp.Lot Size: 146,362sfAddress: 102 Woburn StreetPrice: $465,000Buyer: Nicholas Rocco & Jenna LarzarisSeller: Michael & Denise MattuchioDate: 2/11/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,019sfLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more


Google is giving away 100000 Google Home Minis to people living with

first_img 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 Best Buy See it JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 1 See It $6 at Tidal See at Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview See It HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $520 at HP Tech Enabled CNET Smart Home $29 $155 at 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. Google Home Mini Boost Mobile Mentioned Above Google Home Mini (Chalk) Chris Monroe/CNET A smart speaker like the Google Home Mini can be a big help to people living with disabilities. You can control compatible lights, thermostats, locks and more with just your voice. Starting Friday morning, Google is partnering with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to give away 100,000 Google Home Minis to those living with paralysis or their caregivers. Google announced the giveaway via a blog post on Friday, written by a man with paralysis. Check out the blog for details on getting a Google Home Mini if you or a family member are eligible.The Google Home Mini is one of our favorite smart speakers. With a voice command, you can check your calendar, play music, search the web, control your smart home and more thanks to the built-in Google Assistant. At the Google I/O conference in May, the search giant showed off a new push to make Google Assistant more accessible. While Friday’s announcement doesn’t include any new features, the promotion is aimed at the same goal.  Tags Read the AirPods review Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. Smart Home Read Google Home Hub review Share your voice Chris Monroe/CNET News • Google pushes its Assistant in cars with Anker Roav Bolt 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. See at Turo Adorama 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $29 Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Crutchfield $261 at Daily Steals via Google Expresscenter_img Rylo Review • The Google Home Mini is a worthy competitor to the Amazon Echo Dot $999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Comments 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. Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Turo How To • Prime Day 2019 final hours: Best Target deals you can get right now $999 $49 $60 at Best Buy Best Buy 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. $299 at Amazon 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). Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sarah Tew/CNET 7 See It Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. See it The Cheapskate See It $210 at Best Buy TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $29 Comment CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 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. Share your voice Amazon 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. Angela Lang/CNET See It Apple iPhone XS $59 at eBay 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) Read the Rylo camera preview Google,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. last_img read more


As session breaks deadline Senate passes bill to allow cellphone fee

first_imgSen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, during a Senate Labor & Commerce Committee meeting in March. She sponsored a bill that would allow regulators to charge a cellphone fee to support services for people who are deaf. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Legislature has gone past the deadline set under state law to finish the annual session – and there are few signs that they’ll be finishing their work soon.Listen nowMonday was the 91st day of the session, which is scheduled to last 90 days, although the state constitution allows for 121 days.The Senate and House haven’t yet named the six members of conference committees to resolve differences over the operating budget and a plan to draw money from Permanent Fund earnings to pay for state government.Instead of making announcements on major bills, the two chambers passed smaller legislation.One example is Senate Bill 80, which allows state regulators to charge cellphone owners a new monthly fee.The money would be used to pay for communication devices and software for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have a speech disability.Anchorage Sen. Mia Costello said the bill is a consequence of many residents moving to mobile phones, including her own family.“We hardly use our landline, and many families in Alaska now solely use a cellphone,” Costello said.Currently, residents’ landlines are charged 9 cents per month to fund services for those with disabilities, while business lines are charged 18 cents per month.The Regulatory Commission of Alaska expects to charge cellphone users 5 cents a month if the bill is enacted, Costello said.Costello said the number of Alaskans who have landlines is only 47 percent of what it was when the fees were started. She said the bill expands the number of people who will benefit from the program, while costing cellphone users only 60 cents a year.“This is an important bill because it looks to the 21st century, and updating the type of the type of technology that hearing impaired Alaskans will be able to use,” Costello said.All 19 senators who were present on Monday voted for the bill. It now heads to the House.last_img read more

Four more deaths on trafficjammed Everest

first_imgIn this file handout photo taken on 22 May, 2019 and released by climber Nirmal Purja`s Project Possible expedition shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. Photo: AFPA traffic jam of climbers in the Everest “death zone” was blamed for two of four new deaths reported Friday, heightening concerns that the drive for profits is trumping safety on the world’s highest peak.Nepal has issued a record 381 permits costing $11,000 each for the current spring climbing season, bringing in much-needed money for the impoverished Himalayan country.But a small window of suitable weather before the short season ends has in recent days triggered bottlenecks of hundreds of climbers wanting to achieve for many — although perhaps not for purists — the ultimate in mountaineering.The four latest deaths reported on Friday, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded peak to eight, include two Indians and a Nepali on the Nepal side and an Austrian on the way down on the northern Tibetan side, officials and expedition organisers said.Ang Tsering Sherpa, former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, said that the weather window to summit this season was narrow, meaning that many teams had to wait to go up.”Spending a long time above the death zone increases the risk of frostbite, altitude sickness and even death,” he said.Kalpana Das, 52, reached the summit but died on Thursday afternoon while descending, as a huge number of climbers queued near the top. The other Indian, Nihal Bagwan, 27, also died on his way back from the summit.”He was stuck in the traffic for more than 12 hours and was exhausted. Sherpa guides carried him down to Camp 4 but he breathed his last there,” said Keshav Paudel of Peak Promotion.A 33-year-old Nepali guide died at the base camp on Friday after he was rescued from Camp 3 for falling sick.Wednesday claimed the lives of an American and another Indian.Donald Lynn Cash, 55, collapsed at the summit as he was taking photographs, while Anjali Kulkarni, also 55, died while descending after reaching the top.Kulkarni’s expedition organiser, Arun Treks, said heavy traffic at the summit had delayed her descent and caused the tragedy.”She had to wait for a long time to reach the summit and descend,” said Thupden Sherpa. “She couldn’t move down on her own and died as Sherpa guides brought her down.”Pasang Tenje Sherpa, of Pioneer Adventure, told AFP that Cash collapsed on the summit and died close to Hillary Step as guides were bringing him back.Last week, an Indian climber died and an Irish mountaineer went missing after he slipped and fell close to the summit and is presumed dead.The Irish professor was in the same team as Saray Khumalo, 47, who this week became the first black African woman to climb Everest and who is hoping to conquer the highest summits on each of the seven continents.- Big business -Mountaineering in Nepal has become a lucrative business since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of Everest in 1953.Most Everest hopefuls are escorted by a Nepali guide, meaning more than 750 climbers were expected to tread the same path to the top in the current season.At least 140 others have been granted permits to scale Everest from the northern flank in Tibet, according to expedition operators. This could take the total past last year’s record of 807 people reaching the summit.”About 550 climbers have summited the world tallest mountain by Thursday according to the data provided by expedition organizers to us,” said Mira Acharya, spokeswoman for Nepal’s tourism departmentMany Himalayan mountains — including Everest — are at peak climbing season, with the window of good weather between late April and the end of May.Eight other climbers have died on other 8,000-metre Himalayan peaks this season, while two are missing.In 2015, 18 people were killed at the Everest base camp because of an avalanche triggered by a quake.- Winning widows -In happier news, two Sherpa widows, Furdiki Sherpa and Nima Doma Sherpa reached the summit of Everest on Thursday, their team coordinator confirmed.The two want to force a rethink about the role of widows in their conservative community, after their husbands died on the world’s highest mountain.”We want to climb Everest with a message for widows and single women. We are not less than anyone, we are capable of achieving anything,” Nima Doma said in an interview with AFP ahead of the expedition.French climber Elisabeth Revol, who was dramatically rescued last year from Pakistan’s Mount Nanga Parbat, summited Lhotse Friday morning, a day after reaching the top of Everest.last_img

Agency Texas Chemical Plant Unprepared For Hurricane Harvey

first_img Share Photo via Twitter Arkema Inc. Federal investigators say they’ve seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considered moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution.Arkema Inc.‘s emergency response plan listed flooding as a risk there but offered little direction. Records show it says “care shall be taken to be sure water is kept out” of buildings.As Harvey dumped record-setting rain last August, Arkema’s plant lost power. Backup generators, sitting just 2 feet above ground, were engulfed. Refrigeration systems ultimately failed, leading organic peroxides there to warm and destabilize.U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairwoman Vanessa Allen Sutherland said Wednesday at a news conference that “the facility was not prepared for such heavy rainfall.” She mentioned relocating chemicals as a measure companies might use.last_img read more

Landmark Arms Trade Treaty spearheaded by Costa Ricas exPresident Óscar Arias goes

first_imgRelated posts:Solís sidesteps Nicaragua border dispute in UN address Costa Rica submits to money laundering probe by Latin America task force Lula’s bridge to nowhere hints at global reach of Brazil graft Cúcuta: Colombia’s city of contraband and a broken Bolivarian dream The United NationsArms Trade Treaty goes into effect this Thursday, on Christmas Eve. The treaty covers tanks, armored combat vehicles, large-caliber artillery, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and missile launchers, as well as the vast trade in small arms. The landmark ATT, which will be the first international agreement to regulate the world’s $85 billion arms trade, has its roots in the civil wars that scarred Central America in the 1980s.Witness to the destructive impact that an influx of weapons had on the conflicts that raged in the isthmus, Óscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica (1986-1990 and 2006-2010) would go on to play a key role in building an international coalition to support an International Code of Conduct for arms sales that eventually became the ATT. The Tico Times sat down with the former president at his San José home to speak about the genesis of the treaty and its journey to ratification and implementation.When Arias assumed the presidency in 1986, he said that he wanted to try to insulate Costa Rica from the conflicts raging across Central America, especially the Sandinista revolution and Contra War to follow in neighboring Nicaragua.“It was a proxy war where the superpowers [the United States and the Soviet Union] supplied the weapons, and we Central Americans the blood,” Arias told The Tico Times.In the case of the United States, some of the weapons entering the region were legal arms sales, but in scandals like the Iran-Contra Affair, the Reagan administration illegally funneled weapons to Contra rebels in Nicaragua.“After those conflicts ended, the weapons stayed behind. Warriors became gangsters. There were entire generations lost in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which are among the most violent places in the world today,” he said. “Seeing this violence spread [after the wars ended], I became increasingly concerned about the unchecked flow of weapons,” Arias said.After his first term as president, Arias, who would win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts in negotiating an end to the region’s wars, started the Arias Foundation for Peace and Progress. The foundation began drafting a code of conduct for international arms sales. When the idea was discussed during a meeting of several Nobel laureates in New York in 1997, consensus grew for the need to curb the flow of weapons into conflict zones around the world. Other nongovernmental organizations signed on to support the plan, and when Arias assumed his second term as president, Costa Rica submitted the treaty to the United Nations in 2006.“I never imaged that seven years later it would be approved,” he said.The ATT prohibits the legal sale of weapons to conflict zones. So far, 154 countries have voted to adopt the ATT and 60 have ratified it, including Costa Rica in 2013. The United States is a signatory to the agreement but has not ratified it.“There will be greater control over the buying and selling of weapons [in Central America]. There won’t be an open market like today,” Arias said.The Nobel laureate said that while Latin America would also see benefits from the ATT, the lack of active military conflicts in the region outside Colombia would limit its immediate impact here. Countries in Asia and Africa, Arias said, would be the greatest beneficiaries from the curbs on legal arms sales.Latin America has been largely spared the kinds of conflicts that sparked Arias’ initial concern in the arms trade. Instead, Arias said that he was more concerned about the growing number of countries in the region arming themselves despite what he said were more pressing issues for their people.“One of the things that most offends me in Latin America is the buying of weapons. Venezuela buys weapons when there is no need, and their country is in an economic crisis that’s the worst in Latin America,” he said. Arias had similarly harsh words for Brazil’s decision to purchase more than $4 billion in military hardware — by far the greatest in Latin America, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms sales — despite a stagnant economy and the world’s worst inequality.Peace pays dividends, Arias said. “Costa Rica can show the rest of the world what is possible. Instead of buying a tank, you could build a hospital; instead of buying a fighter jet you could lay 50 kilometers of highways. It’s obvious.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Photos video and more of Turrialba Volcano eruption and aftermath

first_imgRelated posts:UPDATE: Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts, forcing capital airport to temporarily close Increased phreatic activity reported at Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Turrialba Volcano erupts again, raining ash over San José Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vapor The main international airport isclosed until Friday morning, ash blankets San José, and Costa Ricans are wondering if Volcán Turrialba has more in store for us in the near future. In the meantime, here’s a collection of photos, videos, tweets and Facebook posts of Thursday’s eruptions. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Farright leader announces candidacy

first_imgThe leader of far-right party Elam, Christos Christou, has announced his candidacy for the January 2018 presidential elections.In an event in Nicosia on Friday evening, Christou said Elam represents values and the perpetuity and freshness of its ideas will lead the party forward.“We believe that every Greek in Cyprus has been betrayed a number of times. We will not make empty pledges and false promises. What I can promise is that we will not sell away our principles and values, nor negotiate them. The future belongs to us because we have nothing to lose and we shall fight for our homeland, our people, our religion and country,” Christou added.He said the Cyprus problem is dormant and this should under no circumstances make us complacent.After the elections, a new procedure on Cyprus will be launched, on the same basis, that of a bizonal, bicommunal federation, Christou said. “Elam is clearly the anti-federal choice. It is a movement that from the moment it was founded in 2008, insists that the Cyprus problem is a problem of invasion and continued occupation,” he noted.He also said that purging is necessary after the financial crimes committed in Cyprus, adding “we do not see those who are responsible for the economic disaster of Cyprus being brought to justice”.Christou further said that the party has proven to all that it does not depend on a strong financial status but on the strength of its members. You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Best Compact SUV Cars. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today!Yahoo SearchUndoDr. Marty3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. MartyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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