first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Khadyashree Bhawan, the newly constructed head office of the department of Food and Supplies, from Nabanna through remote control on Friday.State Food and Supplies minister Jyotipriya Mallick and principal secretary, Food and Supplies department Manoj Kumar Agarwal were present on the occasion. “Rice and wheat will be distributed from here (Khadyashree Bhawan),” Mallick told Millennium Post. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaKhadyashree Bhawan, a seven-storey building situated at Mirza Ghalib Street, will have a cafeteria and parking facility at the basement. According to the officials, different sections of the Food and Supplies department will be transferred to the Khadyashree Bhawan. The state Food and Supplies minister will also sit there. The inauguration of the Khadyashree Bhawan comes seven months after Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the middleman menace. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayShe had also reiterated that the government wanted to procure directly from the farmers, thereby increasing the target of the overall paddy requirement in the state. Both the Agriculture and Food Supplies department have started a massive crackdown on the middlemen in all the districts to eliminate the earlier practice prevailing in the state so far. This apart, the state Agriculture and Food and Supplies department has also decided to install an advanced machine at all the Kisan Mandis to ensure better monitoring of the operations.last_img read more


first_imgFREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s families minister is asking residents to reach out to people who may be alone for the holidays.Stephen Horsman says people should be on the lookout for signs of social isolation.He says New Brunswickers could invite people to their home for Christmas dinner, or just check in on them.Horsman says people who can’t visit relatives can get in touch through a phone call or video chat.He suggests New Brunswickers visit family members living alone or in care facilities — and to “maybe pack along an extra flower or gift you can give to another resident you think could use some company.”He says if someone says they are lonely, “make a point of helping.”“During the festive season, let us make sure everyone has someone to share the holidays with,” said Horsman, the minister of families and children.People who feel lonely can look for programs at their community centre, join book clubs and other social groups or volunteer for a charity, he says, adding they should let people know they want to spend time with them.last_img read more


first_imgFREDERICTON — Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques took time from his busy schedule on the International Space Station today to encourage young students to pursue science — telling them they are the future.Hundreds of students from across Canada are gathered in Fredericton this week for the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair at the University of New Brunswick.Saint-Jacques spoke to the students via a live video link and announced the two winners of the Little Inventors — Inventions for space contest.More than 3,000 students entered the contest, but Connor Brown from Acton, Ont., and Amy Claerhout of Beaumont, Alta., both Grade 7 students, were selected the winners.Brown designed different imprints for the bottom of space boots to identify the footprints of different astronauts on the moon or other planets, while Claerhout designed a mini Canadarm for the washroom on the space station to keep personal hygiene items from floating away.Both students said they would like to see their inventions put to use, and they plan to continue with their interest in science.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


TORONTO — Porter Airlines says it will provide regular service despite a strike by employees who fuel the aircraft.Twenty-two workers were set to go on strike Thursday at 12:01 a.m. after talks broke down with the airline Wednesday.Although the company said it has other trained employees to fuel the aircraft, the union representing the workers said it was concerned that the replacements do not have the skills to do the job properly.The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union says it will take those concerns, which include safety concerns, to federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt.“There will be zero impact on the business. All fights will operate,” Porter spokesman Brad Cicero said of the operations at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto.“We have a full team of staff available … all fully trained and ready to go.”Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. said the 22 workers who work at the airline’s base in Toronto have been without a contract since they joined the union last August.The deadline for both sides to reach a deal was 12:01 a.m. Thursday, but the union said talks broke down after Porter asked for a one-day extension after not moving on wage issues.The union said the largest issues are wages, health benefits and safety concerns.Last year, Porter Airlines said it carried 2.45 million passengers, a 15% increase over its 2011 levels.The airline flies to about a dozen cities in Eastern Canada and several U.S. destinations. read more


VANCOUVER — Trans Mountain has filed a six-month construction schedule with the National Energy Board for the expansion of its Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline.The company says work has been underway since last fall at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C., and will continue along with additional work in the Lower Mainland.It says it will begin this month to develop the Westridge Marine Terminal tunnel portal at Burnaby Mountain and relocate existing infrastructure to expand the Burnaby Terminal.It also says work on a 290-kilometre stretch of pipeline between Edmonton and Jasper National Park will start in August and include surveying, staking and flagging the right-of-way.It says it will clear trees and vegetation in the area while taking measures to protect the environment with relocation of rare plants and by conducting wildlife surveys.In September, surveying, staking and flagging the right-of-way will begin in North Thompson, B.C., on a 120-kilometre stretch between Mt. Robson Provincial Park and Blue River.On Tuesday, activists with Greenpeace rappelled off a bridge in Vancouver to protest the pipeline expansion, which has been purchased by the Canadian government for $4.5 billion. read more


by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 21, 2016 8:17 am MDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Refugee family proud their chocolate business mentioned in United Nations speech Assam Hadhad, a Syrian refugee who arrived in Canada last year, displays a tray of chocolates at his shop, Peace by Chocolate, in Antigonish, N.S. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared the story of the Hadhad family as he addressed a refugee summit at the UN on Tuesday. Just a year ago, members of the Hadhad family were refugees in Lebanon, but now they’re running a business called Peace by Chocolate, which is hiring local employees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan ANTIGONISH, N.S. – A year ago, members of the Hadhad family were living as refugees after fleeing the war in Syria — but now they’re running a booming chocolate business in Nova Scotia with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau telling their story at the United Nations.Trudeau opened his speech to the Leaders Summit on Refugees at the UN in New York Tuesday by talking about Peace by Chocolate, which opened last month in Antigonish and has begun hiring local employees.“We are so proud that he picked our story to be the inspiring story for him in his speech at the United Nations in front of the leaders of the world,” Tareq Hadhad said Wednesday.The Hadhads came to Antigonish in January after fleeing to Lebanon from Damascus, where Tareq’s father Isam ran a successful chocolate factory with 30 employees.Tareq Hadhad said the company shipped specialty treats all over the Middle East, including to Yemen, Jordan and Lebanon. They were in the process of arranging exports to Europe when the factory was destroyed in a bombing in 2012.Hadhad said his father decided to move the family after the fighting started.“My father said, ‘I don’t want to lose any of the family,’” Hadhad said. “We stayed four nights in the basement without food or electricity. We moved to downtown Damascus (from the southern suburbs) where it was safer, and then to Lebanon.”In Antigonish — a place Trudeau referred to as “home to a bunch of big-hearted Canadians” — Hadhad said the family was greeted with overwhelming support from various sponsors and the residents.He said his father began making his chocolates as a way to give back, even donating some profits to the relief effort to help the people of Fort McMurray who were displaced by wildfires.He said the company is called Peace by Chocolate because his father wanted an appropriate name to reflect what his new life in Canada means to him.“It’s a greeting for us, instead of hello or good morning,” he said.He said when his father decided his kitchen wasn’t big enough to make his chocolates, the community turned out to help.“Fifty volunteers helped us build a shed next to our house,” Hadhad said.Hadhad said they have been flooded with emails, phone calls and visitors since the prime minister’s speech, and he expects it will provide a big boost for the small company working towards success.“We are growing very fast. We are hoping to be shipping out of the province and maybe shipping out of Canada,” he said.Hadhad said they’ve already begun looking for new space for storage as they build up inventory ahead of the holidays.That’s welcome news to Antigonish Mayor Carl Chisholm, who said the Hadhads and the speech by the prime minister have put his community in the spotlight.“I don’t think you could buy any kind of advertising that would measure up to what the prime minister had to say,” Chisholm said.“It is a beautiful story and for him to mention it at the United Nations, what more can I say? Wow.”Chisholm said his community has always benefited from newcomers, noting that many of the local farmers are Dutch immigrants.“We benefit by these people coming here and starting a small business. I think we’ve lucked out here with the Hadhad family,” he said.— By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton. read more


“The Secretary-General strongly encourages all concerned to work toward an inclusive dialogue aimed at finding mutually acceptable solutions based on compromise, the primacy of the national interest and the preservation of democratic principles and institutions,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson this evening.The statement added that the UN reiterates its readiness to extend its support to an inclusive and genuine dialogue and continue facilitation efforts.


Lindsey Short, Cheryl McCormick and Cathy Mondloch say we can spot aggression in the facial features of other races too.Thanks to Brock researchers, we already know that someone with a wider face is more likely to be aggressive. But as new research shows, we’re just as good at recognizing this trait in people of other races.A new study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior shows that adults and children recognize who is likely to be more aggressive in races other than our own. The findings are the result of a study by PhD student Lindsey Short, Psychology professors Cathy Mondloch and Cheryl McCormick and former PhD student Justin Carré.At Brock and Zhejiang Normal University in China, the team showed adults and children quick images that included people with higher facial width-to-height ratios, which is shown in previous studies by McCormick and Carre to be an indicator of aggression.“What we didn’t know was whether Caucasian and Chinese adults would make the same judgments when viewing other-race faces as they do for own-race faces. We also didn’t know whether young children would make the same judgments as adults,” Mondloch said.“What people tell you when they travel is that everybody looks the same. From that level, you wouldn’t predict that they’d make the distinction. But what we found is that even with other race faces, we make those snap judgments.”The team tested adult participants and eight-year-olds in St. Catharines and Jinhua, China. Participants were shown a number of faces and asked to make a judgment, sometimes so quickly that participants were tempted to second-guess their reactions, Mondloch said.The team will continue to expand on the ground-breaking 2008 work by Carre and McCormick. An ongoing study looks at whether adults pick up aggression cues from the facial structure of children.McCormick is a Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience. Mondloch runs the Infant and Child Development Research Lab, while Short is the recipient of a Vanier Scholarship. Carre is now an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. The study was done in collaboration with Kang Lee, a professor at the University of Toronto. read more


first_imgThe ASI mining team has entered the testing phase for a robotic dozer project. The team executed a slot dozing and area clearance demonstration at ASI’s headquarters near Mendon, Utah, USA. Despite some early Spring weather setbacks, the mining team has been pleased with the results. The technology used to convert this dozer from manual to robotic control is similar to what ASI used to automate more than 70 different vehicle types including mining vehicles, farming equipment, consumer vehicles, and even ATVs.The “kit” consists of NAV™ (the onboard computer and communications system), Vantage® (obstacle detection and avoidance features), and Mobius™ (command and control software). Together, these components form a universal automation solution for vehicles of all shapes, sizes, and applications.Due to its dedication to miner safety and the productivity implications of automation, the mining industry is one of the most progressive markets in deploying robotic technology. ASI has implemented robotics on a variety of mining platforms including dozers, excavators, rigid haul trucks, articulated dump trucks, and drills.last_img read more


← Previous Story Israeli Cup 2013: City rivals Hapoel and Maccabi in the Final Next Story → Oltchim needs 500.000 EUR in ten days to pay salaries! Another clear victory of Vive Targi Kielce against Pogoń Szczecin. It would be a lie to write that the game was full of excitement and kept in suspense until the end – in fact the first half was continuous expansion of the host advantage and the result wasn’t compromised, even for a moment. Guests made a lot of mistakes, which used Thorir Olafsson, scoring goals from counterattacks. Good games played Krzysztof Lijewski (5 goals in first 30 minutes), and also thanks to him, players went to the locker room with the result 20:8. In the second half everyone seemed to be waiting for the final whistle. Olafsson had an opportunity to prove himself as a right back, while on the wing, chance to play had young Mateusz Mazur.Positive aspect of the game (won 37:22) is lack of new injuries of Polish Champions after this meeting.Vive Targi Kielce: Szmal, Losert – Grabarczyk, Mazur 1, Tomczak 8 (3), Jurecki, Tkaczyk 1, Olafsson 7, Bielecki 1, Jachlewski, Stojković 5, Lijewski 6, Musa 4, Zorman 4.GAZ-SYSTEM Pogoń Szczecin: Ligarzewski, Stojković, Andreev – Marcinkian 1 (1), Wardziński 1, Gierak 1, Krupa 4, Jedziniak, Chakmakov, Smuniewski, Marković, Zaremba 4, Zydroń 8 (4), Masiak 2, Walczak 1.TEXT: Ida Baran bieleckijachlewskiKielceolafssonstojkovicvive kielce read more


first_imgFor those of you who are aspiring hipsters (or honest to goodness full-fledged trend setters), there’s a new iOS app on the horizon that turns your iPhone and iPad into a ukulele for those jam sessions at your local coffee shop. Created by Amidio, the developers of the OMGuitar app, “Futulele” as the app is called allows you start playing your favorite obscure tunes in the sweet tones of the Hawaiian instrument. While you may think this app is an early April Fool’s day joke, I assure you it’s on the level. Amidio decided that since most everyone who owns an iPhone also possesses an iPad, it makes sense to create an app that combines the two devices into something musically useful. Futulele makes use of a special case that can hold both your iOS devices. Your iPad is where you strum and your iPhone becomes the neck where you can press out the chords to change the pitch and tone as desired. The case needs a manufacturer, and Amidio want to it to carry speakers to allow for better sound output from the setup.You may notice that while watching the video above, the young lady who is demonstrating the app isn’t picking individual strings to strum with her iPad, but rather just sweeping up and down. This was done purposefully so that you can more easily start playing. Before you go rushing to the store to purchase the app and the case that goes with it, know that Futulele won’t be dropping at some point in April. Also worth noting is the fact you only need an iPad for Futulele to be usable, although it’s certainly going to work better with two devices.Read more at Amidio via Engadget and Gizmodolast_img read more


first_imgIt’s only obvious to those who are paying attention, but Comcast and Verizon have been playing a silly game for the last few years when it comes to data offerings. One company will offer a new speed tier, and the other will offer a matching tier that one-ups the other by some insignificant amount. Recently, Verizon’s Quantum FIOS broke 300 Mbps download speeds in a few markets. How does Comcast plan to respond? Why, by offering 305Mbps download speeds in competing FIOS markets of course. Unfortunately, there’s still one critical difference between Verizon and Comcast when it comes to the service, and that’s data caps. In fact, Comcast’s existing data caps would theoretically allow a user to max out their cap in 16 minutes with this new 305 Mbps plan.The sheer volume of things needed in order for a user to actually be using 305 Mbps for 16 continuous minutes is far beyond what the average user is capable of. In fact, according to Comcast the average user only consumes about 12GB every month. In May of this year, however, they announced that they were increasing their data cap from 250GB to “a more flexible system” which turned out to basically be 300Gb in a month. If 12Gb is the average, than it probably doesn’t matter to the average user if that 12GB comes in at 25Mbps or 305Mbps. The 305Mpbs data plan is clearly aimed at extreme users who have extreme data needs, and if those speeds are attractive to those users, they are going to use way more than 12GB every month.Regardless, Comcast will continue competing with Verizon for the sake of competing. Sometime this year, Comcast will make their 305Mbps data plans available to select markets. There’s not a great chance that Comcast will be offering an upload at even one third of that speed, but the company will be able to say that they offer a faster service that Verizon. Should the right person get a hold of the service, that 305Mbps connection could be the most exciting 16 minutes of their life.via dlsreportslast_img read more


first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Nov 2014 – An outstanding note of congratulations and an extended hand of camaraderie from the National Youth Ambassador, Donte Francis to the new Junior Minister of Tourism, William Elliot of Maranatha High school. Donte in a poised statement addressed the significance of tourism and was careful to remind us all that the youth have a role to play in national development and are also a source of ideas and strength. Mr Francis said: The education of our youth, as it relates to the impact of the tourism industry on our islands, is one of the most significant elements to the progression of an exclusive and sustainable tourism product. Mr. Elliott will represent us regionally in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) where he will participate in the Regional Competition sponsored by Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). This will further equip us with new ideas and strategies to contribute to the country’s Tourism Strategic Plan. Therefore he is to be encouraged and motivated to do what is vital for our future.” The National Youth Ambassador concluded with I look forward to working along with you Mr. Elliott, where we can share our ideas and visions that can aid toward the development of this great nation. Well said Donte Francis. TCI Youth Forum to go on the road; poor turnout criticised by Violence victim Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Junior Minister of Tourism Heads to Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress Related Items:donte francis, junior minister of tourism, maranatha high school, national youth ambassador, wiliam elliot Major accident sends two teen boys to hospitallast_img read more


first_img Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $999 Angela Lang/CNET 2:24 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays First published July 3.Update, July 8: Adds confirmation from Amazon. Read the Rylo camera preview Post a comment Turo 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. $999 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. 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. $520 at HP $155 at Google Express See at Amazon Best Buy See It Chris Monroe/CNET See it $999 Rylo Amazon,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. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview 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). Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Tags Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $6 at Tidal $59 at eBay $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET The Cheapskate 0 Sarah Tew/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780)center_img Boost Mobile Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sarah Tew/CNET Comments 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. Read the AirPods review Tech Industry 7 $299 at Amazon See It Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon is expanding its UK workforce. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon wants to hire 2,000 workers in the UK for its newest technology ventures, the company said Wednesday. The jobs include software developers, engineers and data scientists.The e-commerce giant will have around 30,000 workers in the UK by the end of the year, including cloud and machine learning experts and delivery workers. Amazon’s development centers in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, which are focused on tech like Alexa and Prime Air drone delivery, will get 170 new workers. Some workers will also help teams working on Amazon Video and Amazon Web Services. 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. 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. 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. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Turo Tags Share your voice Read Google Home Hub review See It $210 at Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. $60 at Best Buy Now playing: Watch this: 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sprint Share your voice Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. As Amazon pushes into AI smarts, worries about job losses… Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Amazonlast_img read more


first_imgA minor boy was killed as a pick-up van ran over him at Tulatoli in Sonagazi upazila in Feni on Saturday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Ibrahim Rahat Russel, 10, son of Obaidul Haq of Swarajpur village in the upazila.Moazzem Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sonagazi police station, said the fans of Argentina football team brought out a rally with 200 motorbikes and 10-12 pick-up vans around 5:00pm ahead of their team’s football match against France.At one stage, Russel ran over by a pick-up van as he fell from it while enjoying with others around 7:30pm, leaving him injured.Later, he was taken to the Sonagazi upazila health complex where the physicians declared him dead.last_img


first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will soon constitute a dedicated wing to curb filling up waterbodies. The move comes in the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directing her government officials to be vigilant against such acts and take the issue of water conservation very seriously.”We have decided to create a separate department for thwarting attempts of filling up of waterbodies. We are also developing a website which will have a mapping of the ponds in the city and will constantly update the various notifications regarding conservation of waterbodies,” Mayor Firhad Hakim said after visiting the site of a large waterbody at ward 124 in Thakurpukur, Behala. Hakim had received complaints regarding filling up of the waterbody. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Mayor, along with Borough 16 chairman Indrajit Bhattacharya, went to the spot and assured the local residents that KMC will soon clean up the clogged pond to restore it to its original state and also beautify it. “I appeal to the local residents not to throw garbage in the pond as it is an important source of oxygen. We need to take conservation of water very seriously, otherwise our future generation will face serious problems,” he said. Bhattacharya said that a portion of the waterbody was gradually being filled up. “The Mayor has informed me that KMC will put a fencing around the pond,” he added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHakim also visited the residence of one Abul Hayat, who had complained of problem of potable water supply to his residence through the ‘Talk to Mayor’ programme. “I am overwhelmed by the response of the KMC officials after I informed the problem to the Mayor. They immediately responded and took necessary action within 24 hours,” Hayat said. “It gives me great pleasure to find that my initiative to directly connect with the residents of Kolkata through the ‘Talk to Mayor’ programme is yielding results. We may not be able to resolve all the issues but we are committed to work to the best of our ability,” Hakim said. The Talk to Mayor programme is held every Wednesday, where citizens call on a helpline number and inform their problems directly to the Mayor.last_img read more


first_img Posted by Tags: Calgary Thursday, October 6, 2016 CALGARY, AB — The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced the renaming of Calgary International Airport to ‘YYC Calgary International Airport’. The new name proclaimed today is effective immediately.YYC has been the official IATA code throughout the airport’s history and will now be enshrined permanently in its official new name: YYC Calgary International Airport.Garth Atkinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Calgary Airport Authority, stated that, “We branded the airport publicly as YYC in 2008 and the tremendous positive reaction of the Calgary community led us to initiate discussions with Transport Canada and Minister Garneau’s office regarding the official re-naming of the airport. The iconic YYC brand has grown to symbolize the city we serve and businesses we support and is now used in the everyday language of Calgarians. We are very pleased that this brand has been formally incorporated into our official airport name.”More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaThe Honourable Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, stated that, “YYC has both historical and future relevance to the airport facility and has become synonymous with the wider Calgary community.” Additionally, MLA for Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill, Karen McPherson, noted the change had her full endorsement as “the YYC brand is now used extensively by the city of Calgary, various civic organizations and the media.”Cindy Ady, President of Tourism Calgary noted that, “Calgary International Airport is an important pillar and economic driver for the city and Tourism Calgary uses YYC in its Calgary campaigns.” Mary Moran, President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development, stated that, “the YYC brand has infiltrated the psyche and vocabulary of everyday Calgarians, has grown along with the growth in social media and is now ubiquitous when describing Calgary.” Adam Legge, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber stated that, “YYC is now a key part of the city’s lexicon and image and is used in major civic communications such as the YYC is Open campaign after the 2013 floods.”More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsThe new airport name will be visible on airport signage and the airport’s website. Travelweek Group center_img Calgary International Airport no more; Re-named ‘YYC Calgary International Airport’ Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more


first_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The ruling will not take effect immediately because the court gives the losing side roughly three weeks to ask for reconsideration. But county clerks in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas began issuing licenses to same-sex couples within hours of the decision.The cases before the court involved laws from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Those states have not allowed same-sex couples to marry within their borders, and they also have refused to recognize valid marriages from elsewhere.Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor formed the majority with Kennedy on Friday, the same lineup as two years ago.The earlier decision in United States v. Windsor did not address the validity of state marriage bans, but courts across the country, with few exceptions, said its logic compelled them to invalidate state laws that prohibited gay and lesbian couples from marrying.There are an estimated 390,000 married same-sex couples in the United States, according to UCLA’s Williams Institute, which tracks the demographics of gay and lesbian Americans. Another 70,000 couples living in states that do not currently permit them to wed would get married in the next three years, the institute says. Roughly 1 million same-sex couples, married and unmarried, live together in the United States, the institute says. The Obama administration backed the right of same-sex couples to marry. The Justice Department’s decision to stop defending the federal anti-marriage law in 2011 was an important moment for gay rights, and Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage in 2012.The states affected by Friday’s ruling are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, most of Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.___Associated Press writers Jessica Gresko, Sam Hananel and Glynn Hill contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.“No longer may this liberty be denied,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy.The vote was narrow — 5-4 — but Kennedy’s majority opinion was clear and firm: “The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry.” Sponsored Stories Carlos McKnight of Washington, waves a flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015. A major opinion on gay marriage is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation ErrorOK ErrorOK The ruling will put an end to same-sex marriage bans in the 14 states that still maintain them, and provide an exclamation point for breathtaking changes in the nation’s social norms in recent years. As recently as last October, just over one-third of the states permitted gay marriages.Kennedy’s reading of the ruling elicited tears in the courtroom, euphoria outside and the immediate issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in at least eight states. In Dallas, Kenneth Denson said he and Gabriel Mendez had been legally married in 2013 in California but “we’re Texans; we want to get married in Texas.”In praise of the decision, President Barack Obama called it “justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.”Four of the court’s justices weren’t cheering. The dissenters accused their colleagues of usurping power that belongs to the states and to voters, and short-circuiting a national debate about same-sex marriage.“This court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in dissent. Roberts read a summary of his dissent from the bench, the first time he has done so in nearly 10 years as chief justice.center_img “No union is more profound than marriage,” Kennedy wrote, joined by the court’s four more liberal justices.The stories of the people asking for the right to marry “reveal that they seek not to denigrate marriage but rather to live their lives, or honor their spouses’ memory, joined by its bond,” Kennedy said.As he read his opinion, spectators in the courtroom wiped away tears when the import of the decision became clear. One of those in the audience was James Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court fight.Outside, Obergefell held up a photo of his late spouse, John Arthur, and said the ruling establishes that “our love is equal.” He added, “This is for you, John.”Obama placed a congratulatory phone call to Obergefell, which he took amid a throng of reporters outside the courthouse.Speaking a few minutes later at the White House, Obama praised the decision as an affirmation of the principle that “all Americans are created equal.”The crowd in front of the courthouse at the top of Capitol Hill grew in the minutes following the ruling. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., sang the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Motorists honked their horns in support as they passed by the crowd, which included a smattering of same-sex marriage opponents. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 0 Comments   Share   “If you are among the many Americans — of whatever sexual orientation — who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision,” Roberts said. “But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.”Justice Antonin Scalia said he was not concerned so much about same-sex marriage as “this court’s threat to American democracy.” He termed the decision a “judicial putsch.” Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas also dissented.Several religious organizations criticized the decision.The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said it was “profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute a marriage.”Kennedy said nothing in the court’s ruling would force religions to condone, much less perform, weddings to which they object. And he said the couples seeking the right to marry should not have to wait for the political branches of government to act.The 14th Amendment to the Constitution requires states to allow same-sex couples to marry on the same basis as heterosexuals, he said“The dynamic of our constitutional system is that individuals need not await legislative action before asserting a fundamental right. The nation’s courts are open to injured individuals who come to them to vindicate their own direct, personal stake in our basic charter,” Kennedy wrote in his fourth major opinion in support of gay rights since 1996. It came on the anniversary of two of those earlier decisions. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywalllast_img read more


first_imgHellenic Bank on Tuesday joined forces with the education ministry in the fight against school bullying and launched the campaign ‘Chamogelase’ (Smile).“Our goal is common. No child victim of this phenomenon needs to be alone any more, ” the bank’s chairwoman Irena Georgiadou said at the launch while pointing out that school bullying was on the rise.Actions of the campaign include school visits, educational lectures, collaborations with child psychologists and many other events.One of the ambassadors for the campaign is Greek singer Antonis Remos who will perform three concerts in aid of the campaign at Nicosia’s School of the Blind on June 13, 14 and 15.“I am sure that together we can defeat this phenomenon,” Remos commented, “We can embrace every child by singing together ‘smile it’s over now’.”Minister of Education Costas Kadis after welcoming the Hellenic Bank’s initiative to co-operate with the ministry against school bullying stressed that tackling this problem requires collective and coordinated efforts by the state and the contribution of each person separately.Hellenic Bank’s initiative proves that an economic organisation can and should have social sensitivities, and take action accordingly, he concluded.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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