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One more held in New Alipore firing caseOne more held in New Alipore firing case

first_imgKolkata: One more person has been arrested in connection with firing at Sahapur Colony in New Alipore. Five persons have been arrested till Thursday.They have been produced before the Alipore Court and were remanded to police custody till July 4. According to police, by Wednesday evening, cops had nabbed four persons who had abducted the New Alipore businessman Arindam Dhar and demanded Rs 200 crore as ransom. After interrogating the four arrested persons, police came up with the name of a person identified as Tapan Saha. At night, Saha was arrested and later cops came to know that he is a friend of the victim. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaSaha stated that Dhar used to brag about his savings and wealth. He said he had invested Rs 800 crores in various businesses in Nepal. When he saw Dhar was spending lot of money in Kolkata, he thought that his friend truly has a lot wealth. He decided to kidnap Dhar and demand a ransom of Rs 200 crore. He hired some goons and told them that Dhar had taken a loan of Rs 200 crore from him which he was not paying back. He told the goons that if the money could be recovered he would pay a commission of 40 per cent. It was planned that miscreants will pose as police personnel from Anti Terrorist Cell and will force Dhar to pay the money. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersWhen Dhar was abducted on the Batanagar-Jhinjhirabazar Bridge, he told the goons that he could pay them Rs 20 lakh if he is taken to his office. Dhar said the vault containing money opens by his fingerprint. He also told them that there will be only one staff at his office in New Alipore. As the miscreants believed him, they went to his office. After reaching Dhar’s office miscreants saw there were about eight staff. When they were countered by the staff and Dhar, goons fire a round to escape from the scene.last_img read more

Halifax police make arrest in breach of NS freedomofinformation websiteHalifax police make arrest in breach of NS freedomofinformation website

first_imgHALIFAX – Halifax police have charged a 19-year-old Halifax man following a breach of Nova Scotia’s freedom-of-information web portal — a problem that went unnoticed until a provincial employee made a typing error, government officials confirmed Wednesday.Police Supt. Jim Perrin said the suspect is facing a charge of unauthorized use of a computer and was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.“It’s a seldom-laid charge,” Perrin told a news conference at police headquarters, adding that police had seized computers as the result of a search earlier in the day.In all, about 7,000 documents were inappropriately accessed between March 3 and March 5, Internal Services Minister Patricia Arab said Wednesday.“This is not great news,” she said.The admission came nearly a week after the problem was first noticed and the portal was shut down on April 5.Deputy minister Jeff Conrad said the government filed a complaint with police the next day.He confirmed that thousands of people could have been affected.Officials said about 250 of the documents contained highly sensitive personal information including birthdates, social insurance numbers, addresses and government services’ client information. Credit card information was not accessed, they said.Conrad said the breach was detected by a provincial employee, but it was a fluke.“The employee was involved in doing some research on the site and inadvertently made an entry to a line on the site — made a typing error and identified that they were seeing documents they should not have seen,” Conrad told a technical briefing.Officials said the documents were accessed through a “vulnerability in the system” and not through a hack. They said someone wrote a script of computer code that allowed them to sequentially access “every document available on the portal.”“There’s no question, this was not someone just playing around,” said Conrad. “It was someone who was intentionally after information that was housed on the site.”The government briefing on Wednesday came a day after the portal’s prolonged closure was raised in the legislature by Progressive Conservative house leader Chris d’Entremont.At the time, Arab offered little information, and later described the problem as “an issue” when talking with reporters outside the legislature.During Wednesday’s briefing, she said the proper protocol was followed, saying her department wanted to let the police investigation unfold.“We are here today because the police have made significant progress in regards to this case,” she said.Arab defended the department’s decision not to inform the public immediately.“We wanted the person responsible for this to not know that we knew that this had happened,” she said. “We needed to let Halifax Regional Police do their job and couldn’t compromise the nature of their investigation.”She also said the department decided to wait, based on police advice.However, Perrin said that wasn’t the case.“There was no conversation between us and the province about holding off and not telling anybody,” he said.Catherine Tully, Nova Scotia’s information and privacy commissioner, has launched an investigation to determine the adequacy of security and whether Arab’s department was in compliance with the province’s privacy law.D’Entremont said the government’s answers were unacceptable, adding that the 250 people whose sensitive information was compromised should have been informed by now.He later noted the discrepancy around the government’s explanation for holding off.“We know there probably would have been no problem in letting the public know there’s been a breach and we’re investigating it,” said d’Entremont. “Instead, they’ve said they waited for the police to do their investigation. I think they got things a little backwards and I think they are not being quite forthcoming the way they need to be.”In fact, the government’s privacy breach protocol says that “generally the notification should happen as soon as possible.” It adds that in cases where police are involved, they should be consulted to determine if a notification would interfere with an investigation.The government said it was beginning the process of contacting those affected by the breach.New Democrat Dave Wilson said it was alarming that breach was found inadvertently.“This wasn’t found out because of checks and balances and security … We heard today that this was found by fluke.”Government officials said the department’s cybersecurity team is working with third-party service providers Unisys and CSDC Systems to secure the site and get it back online.Premier Stephen McNeil defended the government’s handling of the security breach, saying Arab had his full confidence.last_img read more

Like their Tory predecessors Liberals urged to shed light on Pacific RimLike their Tory predecessors Liberals urged to shed light on Pacific Rim

first_imgOTTAWA – A little over two years ago, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau criticized the then-Conservative government for keeping Canadians in the dark on the talks and impacts surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.Today, as prime minister, Trudeau is facing complaints for withholding details on Canada’s commitment this week to an updated version of the huge Pacific Rim pact.Trudeau has praised the deal, struck Tuesday, as something that will open new markets for Canadian business across the rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific region. The Liberals insist they’ve vastly improved the terms compared to agreement the Tories negotiated, which fizzled when the United States pulled out a year ago.But like the Harper Conservatives in 2015, Trudeau’s Liberals are under pressure to release more information about the potential economic consequences of the agreement here at home.Critics of the deal, including Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff, argue that the Liberals’ tight-lipped manner is reminiscent of the secretive approach taken by their Conservative predecessors a couple of years ago in negotiating the original TPP deal.“There is no fundamental difference from the previous government in the negotiation of TPP versus this government,” Yussuff said Wednesday in an interview.“I think the government will have a tough time squaring that with what they’ve been saying to most of us who really want to believe there is a difference in their approach.”He said the public has heard some details this week how Ottawa agreed to side letters on autos and culture in the new deal. But he added there’s been a “troubling” shortage of specifics on such an important agreement.Yussuff, who is a member of the government’s advisory council on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, insisted Ottawa’s approach to the TPP talks has been far less transparent than how it’s handled NAFTA.“We were led to believe that this would be a key underpinning of the government’s approach going forward,” Yussuff said of the Liberals’ campaign pledge to improve transparency.New Democrat MP Tracey Ramsey said the Liberals have failed to be up front about the more-negative aspects of the trade deal and how they plan to address them.“I believe what we’re seeing is a repeat of the way that Conservatives negotiated deals — in secrecy,” she said in an interview Wednesday.After the Tory government announced it had agreed to the original TPP in October 2015, Trudeau issued a statement that criticized the Harper government for failing to be transparent throughout the negotiations, especially when it came to the concessions made by Canada.“The government has an obligation to be open and honest about the negotiation process, and immediately share all the details of any agreement. Canadians deserve to know what impacts this agreement will have on different industries across our country,” Trudeau said in the statement, released two weeks before the election.Fast forward to this week’s 11-country agreement. The Trudeau government is disputing assertions it has been quiet in its approach to the deal, which was rebranded the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.Joseph Pickerill, a spokesman for International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, said the government has been relying on the input of Canadians over the past two years. The negotiating positions have been informed by 41,000 emails and letters from interested Canadians as well as from consultations with more than 530 stakeholders from a wide range of sectors, he said.“Taken together, this is a marked improvement over the past and the fact we secured so many industry asks is proof positive that we heard, we fought hard and we achieved a better deal for more Canadians,” Pickerill wrote in an email.“These meetings informed Canada’s approach and negotiating positions, but to hold those negotiations in public or through the media is not an effective way to achieve a trade agreement,” he added.Pickerill said the full text will be made public after the thousands of pages are translated into each of the 11 partners’ languages. And, once that’s been done, the release of the side letters will follow, he said.The partners are expected to sign the deal in early March but it’s unclear if the documents will be available to the public by then.In 2015, the Conservatives offered a private, line-by-line briefing on the original TPP for opposition MPs before it had been made public, as long as the parties agreed to a confidentiality agreement. The NDP and Liberals rejected the offer and described it as a political ploy.Pickerill said Champagne would be open to a holding a briefing for parliamentarians on the new deal, but he added the minister had yet to receive such a request.Even Conservative MP Dean Allison, the party’s trade critic, felt the Liberals hadn’t been open enough about the new deal. Allison said he hoped more details would come soon because businesses need certainty.“They’re actually worse than what our government ever did around secrecy, transparency, all these other kinds of things,” Allison said.“It is interesting when one day you’re campaigning to be in government and making all these promises, the next day you get in — not only are you doing exactly the same thing in some situations, you’re going further.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Vital progress made towards universal access to HIV prevention treatment – BanVital progress made towards universal access to HIV prevention treatment – Ban

10 June 2008The world has made “important achievements” in its quest to obtain universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010, demonstrating what can be done where there is sufficient political will, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly today. The world has made “important achievements” in its quest to obtain universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010, demonstrating what can be done where there is sufficient political will, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly today.Women and children are benefiting especially, he said in an address to the start of the Assembly’s two-day high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS, where he presented his latest report on the progress made so far towards the goal of universal access established by United Nations Member States.More mothers now have access to interventions that prevent transmission to their infants and more HIV-infected children are receiving treatment and care programmes. At least 3 million people now have access to anti-retroviral treatment in poor or middle-income countries.The report indicates how investments made over the past 10 years – which include $10 billion last year alone – are starting to bear fruit, with decreases in both new infections and total deaths during the past decade.But Mr. Ban warned in his speech today that too many people are still becoming newly infected, dying from the disease or not receiving anti-retroviral treatment despite being in urgent need.Last year, for example, “there were twice as many people in need of anti-retroviral treatment and going without, as there were receiving it,” he said. “This situation is unacceptable.”He urged world leaders “to build on what we have started, bridge the gaps we know exist, and step up our efforts in years to come. We can do this only if we not only sustain but step up our levels of commitment and financing.”Halting and reversing the spread of AIDS forms part of one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the anti-poverty targets which world leaders have agreed to try to meet by 2015.But the Secretary-General stressed that the fight against the epidemic “is a prerequisite for reaching almost all the others,” including those to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, curb the spread of malaria and tuberculosis, cut poverty and improve nutrition.Peter Piot, the Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), told the Assembly that it was important to shift to a new phase in the AIDS response in which the disease is treated as both an immediate crisis and a long-wave event.“This is our best opportunity to reach universal access. We cannot miss this chance,” Dr. Piot said.“Continuing with business as usual or giving in to those who pretend that ‘AIDS has been fixed’ (or has not become a so-called generalized heterosexual epidemic) will simply condemn millions of people to perfectly avoidable deaths.”Dr. Piot called for greater efforts to make HIV drugs more available and affordable “to all people, whoever they are, whatever their lifestyle,” and an urgent increase in HIV prevention projects, such as possible vaccines and microbicides.Stigma and discrimination around AIDS remain as strong as ever, he added, calling on all countries to drop entry restrictions to people simply because they are living with HIV. Dr. Piot also noted the persistence of gender inequality and homophobia in relation to the disease.“AIDS may be one of the defining issues of our time – but it is clearly now a problem with a solution. Equally clear, however, is the fact that achieving that solution will take time and that we’ve still only just started what’s going to be a long, tough job.” read more

The Cheesecake Factory will open Nov 21 in Torontos Yorkdale mallThe Cheesecake Factory will open Nov 21 in Torontos Yorkdale mall

TORONTO — Cheesecake lovers near Toronto should save their appetites for November 21 when The Cheesecake Factory will open the doors at its first Canadian location.The U.S. chain, which serves dozens of different kinds of cheesecake, announced earlier this year that it would bring its restaurant to Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall.Its location will span 10,400 square feet (or about 966 square metres) and include two covered patios.The company says it will hire more than 300 staff to fill a variety of positions and prospective employees can apply online through its website.The Cheesecake Factory was founded in 1978 and operates 209 restaurants in the U.S. and 17 abroad, including in Mexico and China.

The Cleveland Indians Are Dominating Like Its The 90s AgainThe Cleveland Indians Are Dominating Like Its The 90s Again

With apologies to Bob Feller and the 1948 World Series champion Cleveland Indians, the definitive Indians team for most fans today is the one that called Jacobs Field home in the mid-to-late 1990s. And as it happens, this year’s squad, at 51-32 and coming off of a recent 14-game win-streak, looks like the franchise’s best all-around incarnation since that golden era of Cleveland baseball.Those late-’90s Indians were stocked with an outrageous number of marquee names; the 1997 Indians’ roster, for instance, contained 22 players who appeared on All-Star teams, tied for the 15th-most of any team ever. With that core, Cleveland won 59 percent of its games from 1994 to 2001, the 19th-best (non-overlapping) eight-season run by a franchise in major league history, to go with a couple of pennants and a World Series near-miss in 1997. Until LeBron James’s Cavaliers won the NBA title a few weeks ago, those Indians represented the pinnacle of modern-era Cleveland sports.But after years of jinxed and otherwise interrupted rebuilding attempts, Cleveland might finally have a real successor to those beloved ‘90s teams on its hands this season. Through 83 games, the 2016 Indians have the franchise’s highest Elo rating (our pet metric for rating a team’s quality at any given time) for this stage of a season since 1998, when the Tribe was powered by the likes of Kenny Lofton, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel and Bartolo Colon (a handful of belt sizes ago). The Indians of the late ‘90s were an offensive machine, scoring 1,009 runs in 1999 — the fifth-most any team ever posted in a single season — and cracking 950 on two other occasions. And given the sheer amount of hitting talent on hand in Cleveland, at the height of an era we’ll just call one of the most offensive-minded in history, it would have been difficult not to pile up the runs. But one of the secrets of those great Indians squads is that they could pitch, too. Over the same 1994-2001 period, Cleveland also had the fifth-best ERA in baseball after adjusting for park and league, and its staff accumulated the third-most wins above replacement (WAR) in MLB. The names weren’t necessarily megastars — in addition to Colon, their WAR leaders were Charles Nagy, Dave Burba and ancient versions of Dennis Martinez and Orel Hershiser — but they cobbled together a very effective pitching staff to complement a modern-day murderers’ row of hitters.This year’s Tribe cuts a similar profile of all-around goodness. Their batters have the fourth-most WAR of any position-player corps in baseball, highlighted by the emergence of 22-year-old Francisco Lindor as an outright star in his second major-league season. But they can also pitch, with a staff that boasts the eighth-most WAR in the majors. In fact, this time around, it’s the hurlers who have more star power; ace Corey Kluber won the Cy Young two seasons ago, and he might be joined in that category this year by one of his teammates, whether it be Danny Salazar or Carlos Carrasco. The sum total has been a balanced club that’s finally living up to expectations, and one that looks as scary as any in the American League at the moment.This being Cleveland, there’s plenty that could still sidetrack the Indians’ renaissance. But the city is in an unfamiliar place after actually winning something for the first time in forever. It might even — dare I say it? — be on the verge of a golden age in sports, if we put aside the the Browns. And a big part of that will rest on these Indians’ ability to match, if not surpass, the old ghosts of the 1990s.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

Tom Butler appointed President and CEO of ICMMTom Butler appointed President and CEO of ICMM

first_imgThe Council of CEOs today announced that the next President and CEO of ICMM will be Tom Butler, who brings a wealth of private and public sector experience in extractives, and a deep commitment to sustainable development and responsible practice in the mining and metals industry. Since 2011, he has been Global Head of Mining at the International Finance Corp, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, where he oversaw the financing by IFC of mining exploration and development in emerging market countries. He has been involved with projects in over 25 countries, all designed to promote human wellbeing and high environmental performance in accordance with IFC’s Performance Standards.“Tom Butler brings innovative thinking and practical experience that will take ICMM to the next level at a crucial time for the mining and metals industry,” said Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American who, as Chair of the ICMM Council of CEOs, led the global search for a new President. “Tom recognizes the challenge of building further trust and respect for the mining and metals industry and will be a strong proponent of the values that ICMM represents,” said Cutifani.Before joining IFC as an investment officer in 1997, Butler was a project manager at the French company Technip, delivering engineering and technology services to the offshore oil and gas industry, a wireline engineer with the offshore services division of Schlumberger, and an officer with the British Army.Butler, who is a British citizen, holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD. He takes up duties as President and CEO of ICMM on 13 July, succeeding Anthony Hodge, who is stepping down after seven years.last_img read more

KPEDD Optimistic In Local Economy As Oil Prices RiseKPEDD Optimistic In Local Economy As Oil Prices Rise

first_imgAccording to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the most recent Kenai Peninsula Borough Regional unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in August. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享*This story was updated to correct 2018’s most recent Kenai Peninsula Borough regional unemployment rate at 5.8 percent, not nine percent.* According to the KPEDD’s two-page report on 2017, business sales last year totalled $3.6 billion, up six percent compared to 2016 which “broke a two-year cycle of decline.” The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development Division recently released their two-page snapshot of 2017’s economy compared to 2016’s and the numbers are looking good. Dillon says there are also current indications that people are more confident in the local economy as oil prices rise. Dillon: “We have seen All-American Oil, we’ve had a steady stream of people in there for the last two-weeks because they have an additional two-projects that they’re gearing up for right now. And you wind up with a trickle down with that. That means that the driving school has had more people trying to get their CDL’s, the Petroleum Academy has had people in there making sure their Hazwopers and their confined spaces and all the other certifications are done.” Figures from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s unemployment rate between 10.1 and 10.3 percent in the beginning of 2018. As per usual, with this summer’s seasonal jobs the unemployment rate fluctuated between 7.1 and 5.8 percent. Dillon says the local unemployment rate may soon improve again as local retail stores begin hiring to prepare for the holiday season. 2018 S&P Kenai Peninsula Borough Summary (1)last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonNOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Line Cooks at 99 RestaurantPart-Time Dishwashers at 99 RestaurantPart-Time Prep Cooks at 99 RestaurantFull-Time Route Driver at Compass GroupFull-Time Animal Husbandry Technician (Contract) at RAPS ConsultingFull-Time Environmental Analyst II at MassDEPFull-Time ABA Classroom Counselor at May InstitutePart-Time Cashier at Cumberland FarmsHelp Wanted at LaRosa’sHelp Wanted at Simard’s Super Roast Beef(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at 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… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Stranger Things DD set stars Demogorgon figurinesStranger Things DD set stars Demogorgon figurines

first_img Wild dice 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Hasbro is getting into the spirit of the retro show with a box that looks like it was excavated from underneath Mike’s bed three decades later.  The D&D set is available to preorder for $24.99 (£20, AU$35) from retailers, including Amazon, with a release date of May 1. Hasbro Gaming already offers a Stranger Things Ouija board and a Stranger Things edition of Monopoly.Just make sure you cast a fireball at that thessalhydra when it appears.Stranger Things returns to Netflix for season 3 on July 4. 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. $999 Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See at Turo TV and Movies Read DJI Osmo Action preview $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 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). 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. 10 Photos Chris Monroe/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $6 at Tidal $155 at Google Express $999 Post a comment CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 7 Read Google Home Hub review Enlarge ImageGet ready to battle the wide-mouthed Demogorgon. Hasbro You’re going to need to roll some critical hits to take on the Demogorgons in Hasbro’s new Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons starter set. The ’80s throwback horror Netflix series finally has the gaming tie-in it needed from the start.The set is geared for D&D newbies, but advanced players can still enjoy the Stranger Things theme and the two Demogorgon figurines, one of which you can paint yourself. The figurines look appropriately creepy, complete with wide maws. The game comes with character sheets for the Stranger Things stars and all the dice you need to take on the monsters. The campaign storyline is based on one Mike Wheeler ran for his buddies involving a multi-headed thessalhydra. Comments Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Apple iPhone XS Rylo $299 at Amazon See It $59 at eBay Share your voice $210 at Best Buy Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. Read the AirPods review Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Angela Lang/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/CNET Ancient d20 die emerges from the ashes of time Bonkers 120-sided die puts the big roll in role-playing games 0 See It 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. Read the Rylo camera preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Netflix,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. 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 Amazon $60 at Best Buy Turo Boost Mobile See it $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. Deviant dice: 10 of the oddest rollers around (pictures) 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. Tags Tags See It Sprint $520 at HP An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Share your voice Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. 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ACLU sues state on abortion regsACLU sues state on abortion regs

first_imgThe ACLU of Alaska Wednesday filed suit against the state challenging restrictions on second trimester abortions. Planned Parenthood Votes of the Great Northwest and Hawaii and the Center for Reproductive Rights joined ACLU as plaintiffs.Listen NowJoshua Decker, ACLU Alaska executive director, said three ’70s-era restrictions are obstacles to women’s reproductive health, because they ban second trimester abortions in out-patient clinics and force some women to seek abortions out of state.“The reason we are doing this is because abortion is incredibly important,” Decker said. “One out of every three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. The number one reason in terms of women’s ability to fully and equally participate in lives of Americans in terms of economic prospects, in terms of jobs, in terms of education. It is the ability to decide by themselves and in consultation with their physicians, when and if to have a pregnancy be carried to term, when and if to have a child, when and if to become a parent.”(Editors note: Decker’s claim cannot be verified because it is based on a 2008 Guttmacher Institute study. The institute noted that the rate of abortion in the U.S. has dropped since the original study was published. New numbers will be available next year.) The restrictions require Alaska abortion providers to get a second opinion, to have blood and plasma supplies on hand at the clinic, and to have an operating room immediately available.Tara Rich, legal and policy director for ACLU Alaska, says the suit challenges the constitutionality of the restrictions under Alaska Constitution provisions for privacy, equal protection and due process.“So the Alaska Supreme Court is a much stronger test than the federal constitution,” Rich said. “Which is that an infringement on a women’s right to abortion cannot present an undue burden to that woman’s right. So we are challenging these regulations under the Alaska Constitution, not the federal constitution.”Jessica Cler, public relations manager for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, said Planned Parenthood sends about 30 women a year out of state to its clinics in Idaho and Washington state for second trimester abortions.State Department of Health and Social Services public information officer Rebecca Lynch said the department is not issuing a statement on the legal challenge at this time.ACLU Alaska joined with ACLU in Missouri and North Carolina in filing lawsuits against abortion restrictions in those states on Wednesday.last_img read more

UN expert visits Rohingya relocation islandUN expert visits Rohingya relocation island

first_imgUN Special Rapporteur on human rights Yanghee Lee. File PhotoA UN Special Rapporteur on human rights visited on Thursday an island off Bangladesh where Dhaka aims to move Rohingya refugees despite worries it will be vulnerable to extreme weather.Some 750,000 Muslim Rohingyas flooded into Bangladesh in late 2017 after an offensive by Myanmar’s military that the United Nations has said could have amounted to genocide, joining 250,000 already there.Bangladesh is spending $280 million transforming Bhashan Char, a muddy silt islet that only emerged from the sea two decades ago, into a camp for some of the refugees.But the island, in a coastal region where weather has killed hundreds of thousands of people in recent decades, is one hour by boat from the nearest land over a stretch of sea prone to violent storms.Some of the Rohingya themselves, living in overcrowded and squalid camps in southeastern Bangladesh border district of Cox’s Bazar, have expressed unease about moving, while the UN has insisted that any relocation must be voluntary.Yanghee Lee, the UN rapporteur, visited the island by helicopter accompanied by Bangladeshi foreign ministry officials and was due to inspect the shelters and facilities being built there.Lee, on a visit also taking in Myanmar’s other neighbour Thailand, issued no statement but she was due to give a news conference in Dhaka on Friday, the UN said.Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen this week said Dhaka was not hiding anything in the island and they would take all interested diplomats once construction work is completed.”We’re very open. We’re not in any hide-and-seek. Let’s finish the work first,” he said.Plans for the island camp were first floated in 2015 and Bangladesh previously wanted to start moving refugees to the island last June before the monsoon season began.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina was then slated to open the new settlement, built to house 100,000 refugees but behind schedule, last October, but the inauguration was postponed.A senior disaster management official told AFP in September that nearly three-quarters of the project was complete, with the navy fast-tracking construction of shelters and evacuation centres.Local authorities have been seeking to reassure refugees that they will be safe on the island, which is off limits to the public and to the media.Local officials have pointed to a newly-constructed three-metre (nine-feet) embankment around the island they say will keep out tidal surges in the event of a cyclone.last_img read more

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first_imgRemember AIBO, Sony’s adorable little robodog? Boston Dynamics has their own robotic family pet now, and it has a claw for a head.To be fair, when SpotMini’s claw is “parked” it looks a bit like like a small, slackjawed dog’s face. It’s also not just claw-shaped to add an element of futuristic creepiness. SpotMini is incredibly dextrous with that appendage and can use it to perform many of the same tasks that you can with your hands.Tasks like picking up a pop can and dropping it in the blue bin or moving a rinsed glass from the the sink into the dishwasher. SpotMini isn’t solely focused on mundane domestic chores, however. This a robotic dog, after all, and Boston Dynamics had made sure that it knows how to enjoy playtime with its humans, too.Beverage delivery with a side order of doggish playfulnessThink of SpotMini as a BigDog or AlphaDog for your home. A brutishly-strong ‘bot that can lug around several hundred pounds doesn’t really make sense, but one that’s been scaled down and given a helping hand seems like a good fit. He can also gyrate like a champ, which is sure to liven up any party:Boston Dynamics says SpotMini weighs just 55 pounds “dripping wet,” and right now it can last for about 90 minutes before needing a recharge. Those sound pretty close the specs of my 7-year-old charcoal lab, and I’m guess it’s a heck of a lot cheaper to feed SpotMini.Also no poop to scoop. I think I found my next canine companion.last_img read more

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first_img(AP Photo/Nick Wass) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals signed veteran tight end Charles Clay to a one-year deal on Tuesday, four days after he was released by the Buffalo Bills.The 30-year-old Clay was entering the final year of a five-year, $38 million contract and was waived by Buffalo to clear $9 million of cap space.According to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro, Clay also drew interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins before signing with the Cardinals. Top Stories Clay’s contract will pay him up to $3.25 million and includes a $350,000 signing bonus, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Related LinksArizona Cardinals roster reset after the 2018 seasonArizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen OK after car crashArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?Clay’s production waned last year, as he played in 13 games and caught 21 passes for 184 yards without a touchdown. In the six prior seasons, he had recorded at least two touchdowns and no fewer than 528 receiving yards.His best season came in 2013 with the Dolphins, when he tallied 759 yards and six touchdowns. Clay was targeted 103 times and caught 69 passes that year.Clay played for the Dolphins from 2011-14 before joining the Bills from 2015-18.The 2011 sixth-round pick out of Tulsa joins an Arizona team lacking depth at the tight end position.While the Cardinals will return veteran Jermaine Gresham, they could potentially lose their top pass-catching option Ricky Seals-Jones, who is an exclusive rights free agent. Seals-Jones was targeted 69 times and caught 34 passes for 343 yards and a touchdown in 2018.John Phillips (three catches for 38 yards) and Darrell Daniels (two targets) are also free agents for Arizona. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_imgOceania Cruises continues to earn its reputation as the world’s leading culinary and destination-focused cruise line with the most sought-after dining experience at sea: modern Asian restaurant, Red Ginger.“Oceania Cruises is renowned for its culinary excellence and has a reputation for delivering The Finest Cuisine At Sea,” explained Steve Odell, senior vice president and managing director Asia Pacific for Oceania Cruises.“Red Ginger is particularly popular with our Australian guests who, given our multiculturalism, are used to enjoying Asian-inspired meals regularly. Red Ginger, along with other onboard restaurants like Toscana, Polo Grill, Jacques Bistro and Waves Grill, allows guests to take their taste buds on a global culinary tour while they sail the world.”Designed with a mix of contemporary Asian style and feng shui principles, the restaurant’s interior features ebony timbers, golden walls, rich red furnishings, striking modern Asian art, a waterfall wall and glowing lighting.Red Ginger’s cuisine is as bold as the décor, with presentation to match. Guests can select chopsticks from a fascinating array of options, varying in length, material and colour from stainless steel to wood, on a dedicated tray.With a focus on fresh interpretations of Asian classics, dishes include a salad of spicy roast duck and watermelon with cashews, mint and Thai basil, a Malaysian beef Penang with coconut Rice and paratha roti, or caramelised tiger prawns, miso-glazed sea bass or lobster pad thai.Representing a blend of the best of Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese cuisine, the chefs at Red Ginger, under the leadership of Master Chef and Executive Culinary Director for Oceania Cruises. Jacques Pépin, have developed their own unique techniques to present dishes in an innovative fashion, without compromising the authentic Asian flavours.The dessert menu features delights such as steamed ginger cake, yuzu citrus sorbet and matcha green tea ice-cream, and special attention has been given to the Asian tradition of serving tea, with a dedicated menu and server on hand to help diners choose, sample and enjoy a raft of loose leaf teas. The extensive wine and sake list with food pairing recommendations complements the Asian-inspired cuisine of the restaurant.“Although the food in Red Ginger is pan-Asian, this is not a ‘fusion’ restaurant. Rather, the culinary team did hands-on research throughout Asia and worked with chefs all over the world to find recipes and techniques that represent the best of Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese cooking – and spent months mastering their preparation. The presentation is refined in a way that is exciting and modern, but the dishes themselves, like all of our food, are firmly grounded in authentic recipes, traditions, and ingredients,” writes Jacques Pepin in ‘Taste the World: The Food and Flavors of Oceania Cruises’.Red Ginger is open for dinner bookings every night. Reservations are required to secure a table in this popular onboard specialty restaurant. Onboard Marina, Riviera and Sirena and dishes from Red Ginger are featured nightly in The Grand Dining Room.last_img read more

Peace protesters enter buffer zonePeace protesters enter buffer zone

first_imgAn anti-military march of Greek and Turkish Cypriots broke into the buffer zone in the old town of Nicosia on Saturday demanding the reunification and demilitarisation of Cyprus.Some 100 protesters marched from Sarai Square in northern Nicosia, through the Ledra Street crossing before breaking through a gate and walking into the buffer zone in the old town.There was a bit of tension with UN soldiers who quickly lined up in an attempt to prevent them from going farther, but in general it was a peaceful event.The protesters remained in the area for around two hours, signing and chanting “Peace in Cyprus cannot be prevented.”At one point some of the protesters started playing a game of football.The group said for the past 11 years organisations had been marching for a demilitarised Nicosia but this was only the second time a joint march had been held.“We remain steadfast in our position for full demilitarisation of Cyprus,” a written statement said. “No army can guarantee security. Only jointly will Greek and Turkish Cypriots be able to consolidate security on the island.”Protesters sitting in front of the UN soldiers in the buffer zone (Emma Louise Charalambous)An impromptu game of football in the buffer zone (Emma Louise Charalambous)You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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