first_img At his ceremony, he initially put on a Tennessee hat, but quickly threw it across the room, before unveiling a Georgia shirt under his jacket.In the process, he helped Georgia beat out Alabama, the team he had committed to, for the No. 1 class in the country. Alabama hadn’t finished outside of the top spot in 247Sports’ composite team rankings in years.Walker regrets how it went down, though. He didn’t play much in his first year at Georgia, and has made a switch to inside linebacker that has been difficult at times for him. In the process, he says he’s matured, and now regrets how he handled National Signing Day.From The Telegraph:“I hate talking about it, but I know it’ll be brought up for the rest of my life,” he said in his first media availability as a sophomore at Georgia. “Looking back on it, I think it was very immature of me. I was just a kid from a small town who was happy to be where I was.”Quay Walker credits the position change and a freshman season in which he didn’t see much playing time with “humbling” him. Now, his career appears to be on the upswing during his sophomore season, after a nice performance in UGA’s season opening win over Vanderbilt.Head coach Kirby Smart says the “sky’s the limit” for the talented linebacker. While he may have some regrets on how he specifically spurned Tennessee, he’ll be looking to make some big plays against the strugglings Vols when the two sides face off in Knoxville on Oct. 5.[The Telegraph] Kirby Smart reacting to a Georgia game.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts to a play during the second half against the Auburn Tigers in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Back in February 2018, the recruitment of four-star linebacker Quay Walker was a major turning point for a trio of SEC rivals. The decision he made on National Signing Day might’ve been the most surprising one available.Walker entered Signing Day committed to Alabama. Few expected him to wind up putting his commitment to the Crimson Tide in ink.Tennessee had just hired Jeremy Pruitt as head coach. Walker had committed to ‘Bama with Pruitt on staff, and the expectation seemed to be that he would flip to the Vols and sign to play in Knoxville.It wound up being the third team involved that landed him. Walker made his pledge to his home state Georgia Bulldogs, and trolled Tennessee, whose colors adorned his Twitter account for the week leading up, in the process.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Tokyo-based Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) ordered two liquefied natural gas carriers from the compatriot shipbuilder MI LNG Company Limited, to be used to transport gas from the US Cameron LNG Project in Louisiana to Japan.NYK also signed a basic agreement on a time-charter contract for the two new 165,000 cbm LNG carriers with Diamond Gas International, due to start upon the delivery of the carriers in 2018.The new vessels will have apple-shaped tanks as part of the Sayaringo series of tanks, which have greater LNG-carrying capacity. These next-generation carriers will also have a structure that reduces ship weight and air resistance, in addition to a hybrid propulsion system combining a steam turbine and engines that can be fired by gas (STaGE; Steam Turbine and Gas Engines).Cameron LNG is jointly owned by Sempra, GDF SUEZ, Mitsui and Japan LNG Investment, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK. Mitsubishi and NYK hold a 16.6% share in the Project.Cameron LNG’s export capability is expected to be approximately 12 million tons per annum and will be utilized from 2018 by GDF SUEZ S.A., Mitsui and Mitsubishi in accordance with a tolling agreement among the parties.In April 2011, NYK launched its three-year medium-term management plan, ‘More Than Shipping 2013,’ and one of the goals of this plan was for NYK to grow its business by leveraging its know-how in LNG and offshore business activities.MI LNG is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Imabari Shipbuilding established to design and build LNG carriers.last_img read more

first_imgLunenburg County residents will have easier access to a range of government services when the new Bridgewater Access Nova Scotia office opens in its new location. Effective Monday, Aug. 21, Access Nova Scotia information services and Registry of Motor Vehicles will be located at 80 Logan Rd. in Bridgewater. “The new office will improve access to these important services for our customers,” said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The Access Nova Scotia office, which includes the Registry of Motor Vehicles and consumer service offices, will provide a complete range of government services including licensing, registrations, driver’s examinations, debtor assistance, and residential tenancies. All services that were available at the two previously locations will be available at the new location. “This move has been long anticipated and is good news for staff and customers,” said Ron Whiting, regional manager of service delivery. “The new facility will offer a more modern and spacious working environment and customer service area.” For more information, contact Access Nova Scotia at 1-800-898-7668.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2017 – Canadian broadcast and production partner Corus Entertainment, with Entertainment One (eOne) and Cameron Pictures Inc., are pleased to announce that production has begun on the second cycle of Global’s critically-acclaimed drama Mary Kills People. Following a hugely successful first season with praise from critics both in Canada and south of the border, the six-part, one-hour event series will film in and around Toronto into the fall, with the premiere set for winter 2018 on Global.The series’ multi-talented powerhouse team behind the scenes returns, including creator and executive producer Tara Armstrong, executive producers Tassie Cameron and Amy Cameron, along with newly added directors Kelly Makin, Norma Bailey, and David Wellington with Holly Dale as co-executive producer. Also returning to Season 2 is Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Mary Harris, along with Richard Short as Mary’s sidekick Dr. Desmond “Des” Bennett, and Jay Ryan as Ben Wesley, the undercover cop who was investigating Mary last season. New this season are Canadians Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome, Twilight) cast as Olivia Bloom – a mysterious woman with ties to Mary’s past, and Ian Lake (Bitten, Rookie Blue) cast as Travis Bloom, Olivia’s husband.“We are thrilled to partner with eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc. once again to deliver viewers a dynamic second season of this critically-acclaimed, character-driven series,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “Building on the success of the first season, the addition of new cast members and the talented and diverse production team behind the camera, Season 2 seeks to push the boundaries even further. We can’t wait to deliver audiences with emotional and accelerated plot twists and storylines.” Login/Register With: Advertisement “We are so proud of the first season of this remarkable series. Working with our great partners at Global and Cameron Pictures Inc. we can’t wait to start filming the second season that not only ups the ante but adds even more drama for all things Mary,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, President, Canada, eOne Television.In the new season of Mary Kills People, Mary (Caroline Dhavernas) plummets deeper into the criminal world as she searches for a steady supply of pentobarbital, the highly regulated and highly lethal “death drug.” As she becomes more entangled in her illegal work, Mary continues to risk her family and ER doctor career as she tries to keep her worlds separate. But when the mysterious Oliva Bloom (Rachelle Lefevre), approaches Mary and her partner Des (Richard Short) with a lethal request — and when Mary crosses unexpectedly with Detective Ben Wesley (Jay Ryan) — she realizes her secrets can only be hidden for so long.Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The series is executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley, Rookie Blue), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Jocelyn Hamilton (Private Eyes) and Tecca Crosby (Private Eyes). The series will be directed by Kelly Makin, Norma Bailey and David Wellington with Holly Dale as Co-Executive Producer. Tara Armstrong (Private Eyes) created the series and is executive producer and writer. Additional writers include Tassie Cameron, Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope), Lara Azzopardi (Backstage) and Marsha Greene (Private Eyes).SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@Global_TV @GlobalTV_PR@CorusPRFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/globaltelevisionInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About Entertainment OneEntertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Groupand Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.www.entertainmentone.comAbout Cameron PicturesCameron Pictures Inc. is the new independent production company formed by Canadian Screen Award winning executive producer and showrunner Tassie Cameron and her sister, television executive and award-winning journalist and author Amy Cameron. Tassie was showrunner on the six seasons of Global/ABC hit Rookie Blue and has worked on some of television’s most exciting dramas including Flashpoint, The Eleventh Hour, and Degrassi, and on the CBC adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride. She is also an executive producer on Private Eyes, Jason Priestley’s new P.I. series for Corus/Global. Before joining Cameron Pictures, Amy was the executive in charge of production at CBC TV Drama, overseeing the award-winning series Book of Negroes, Heartland and Republic of Doyle. Advertisement Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

MONTREAL — TransForce Inc. has come out the winner in a two-way bidding war for Vitran Corp., another Canadian trucking and logistics company.Toronto-headquartered Vitran is now supporting TransForce’s offer of US$6.50 per share in cash for the stock it doesn’t already own.TransForce said Monday it currently owns 19.95% of Vitran shares and has an agreement to acquire a further 2.55% from a subsidiary of Clarke Inc.The deal is valued at US$136 million, including US$29 million of debt that will be assumed by Montreal-based TransForce, which is one of Canada’s largest trucking and logistics companies.“We are delighted to have reached agreement with Vitran for what represents the acquisition of an important strategic asset for TransForce with considerable synergistic benefits in the near term and into the future,” Alain Bedard, TransForce’s chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement Monday.“We are looking forward to leveraging the strengths of both companies to enhance our service offering for our customers and welcoming the Vitran employees to the TransForce team.”Rival bidder Manitoulin Transport will receive a $4 million termination fee under the terms of its white-knight agreement with Vitran.TransForce initially offered US$4.50 per Vitran share in September but Vitran’s board later signed a friendly takeover agreement with Manitoulin Transport, which offered US$6 cash per share.The Manitoulin deal was valued at US$128 million, including US$29 million of assumed debt.TransForce announced on Dec. 20 that it was hiking its offer to US$6.50 per share cash — a price that Manitoulin declined to match, Vitran said Monday.TransForce shares ran ahead 42 cents to $25.33 after the Toronto Stock Exchange opened while Vitran was unchanged at $7.13. read more

“Yemen has demonstrated to the region that positive change is possible when pursued through dialogue and compromise,” Mr. Ban said in a statement from his spokesperson.He commended the commitment of all political actors to achieve a peaceful transition – particularly the leadership and determination of President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi and the delegates of the Conference – which have set Yemen “on the path to democratic governance.”Launched on 18 March, the National Dialogue Conference brought new actors to the political process such as youth, women, civil society representatives and the Hiraak Southern Movement. The Conference aimed to feed into a constitution-making process and pave the way for general elections in 2014. Its conclusion represents “a major step forward in the transition of Yemen and a hard won achievement, in the face of obstacles and delays,” Mr. Ban said.The country has been undergoing a democratic transition, with a Government of National Unity, which came to power in an election in February 2012 following the resignation of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. He agreed to step down following widespread protests similar to those seen across the Middle East and North Africa as part of the so-called “Arab Spring” pro-democracy movement.The conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference came on the same day as the assassination of Ahmad Sharafeddin, a leading Houthi delegate to the Conference and former Dean of the Law faculty at Sana’a University.Mr. Ban condemned the killing calling it “a stark reminder of the challenges Yemen faces” and urged Yemeni authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.He urged Yemenis “to respond positively to the important decisions taken through the National Dialogue and to work in good faith towards building a new Yemen.”His Special Advisor, Jamal Benomar, called the conclusion of the talks an “historic moment.” “After being on the brink of civil war, Yemenis negotiated an agreement for peaceful change, the only such in the region,” said Mr. Benomar, who participated in the Final Plenary session of the talks.The UN has been providing support for Yemen’s transition in four key areas: political facilitation in key areas such as the National Dialogue, technical support, capacity-building and a public information and awareness campaign.Mr. Ban reiterated the UN’s continued support to Yemen and the next phase of its transition. He added that Mr. Benomar will remain closely engaged with all Yemeni sides, as well as international partners. read more

Courtesy of MCTThe Golden State Warriors’ Harrison Barnes drives to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs in the first quarter at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Friday, February 22, 2013.When I first saw a photo of the proposed short-sleeve jersey from adidas that NBA teams have been wearing both toward the end of last season and during the summer league, I couldn’t help but say “What?”Really, NBA?I am by no means a dedicated NBA fan, but having played hoops all my life along with my personal appreciation for the college game, I really don’t know what the league is trying to do here.Every single time I lace up my sneakers for a pickup game, wearing a cutoff shirt is an absolute must.It is the only way that I am able to stay cool and if wearing a T-shirt is unavoidable, it sure puts a damper on my enjoyment playing the game.According to ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell, the NBA is looking to make the idea popular throughout the league in order to sell more jerseys.In what is probably an attempt to catch up to the NFL in a monetary sense, the reasoning makes sense. I just really cannot believe they have to resort to something so off-base to make some extra cash.Rovell says consumers feel more comfortable in the short-sleeve shirt, but I certainly am not one of them.Adidas ponies up around $35 million a year to provide apparel to the NBA, according to Rovell, so offering each team the option of wearing a short-sleeve uniform seems to be a ploy to show its power. I just hope enough teams say no to the idea and it slowly but surely goes away.A few players have expressed their displeasure with the trial run of the uniforms, even taking to social media to give their opinion.“Not sure what adidas is going with… First time ever playing in a basketball game with sleeves… What’d y’all think??” was a tweet sent by Indiana Pacers guard Ben Hansbrough On July 7.He followed with something a little more direct.“I agree with everybody about the jerseys… No go. Why bring sleeves in when its never been a part of the game??”Hansbrough tweeted about 40 minutes later.To be fair, some players, like Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes don’t seem to mind the change. Barnes told the Warriors’ team site he could not wait to wear them in a game.“I love the fit and style the sleeves give me on the court,” Barnes said.But honestly, what was wrong with the old school jerseys from the days of NBA legends Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson? I have a few jerseys hanging in my closet from that era, and with this news I will be sure to hold on to them even tighter.So please NBA, keep with the history of the game and keep things simple with your apparel choices. Enough players wear sleeves on their lower arms anyway, so if you decide to keep moving forward with this idea it will make them look like they’re wearing sweaters. read more

first_imgMicromine, provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, has signed an Academic Agreement with the internationally renowned Camborne School of Mines (CSM), University of Exeter. Course and program directors at CSM’s Tremough campus will integrate Micromine’s namesake flagship exploration and mine design solution, Micromine, across undergraduate and postgraduate courses to provide a unique technical learning experience during the new academic year.This is a modular solution which allows for the capture, management and interpretation of critical mining and exploration data. The agreement will see Micromine work with CSM’s staff to deploy its user-friendly Micromine software to its greatest potential in the classroom.Micromine can be used to complete a range of technical teaching exercises, using ‘real world’ data, that expose students to mineral exploration, 3D geological modelling, geostatistics, resource estimation, pit optimisation, mine design and scheduling. The software can also be used as a tool in research projects, including undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and PhD research. It is anticipated that students will significantly enhance their career prospects by developing a variety of advanced technical skills that will be highly regarded by future employers. The partnership also supports the potential for Micromine and CSM to undertake joint research and development programs aimed at pioneering the latest technologies and creating innovative solutions in exploration and mining.Dr Charlie Moon, CSM’s Programme Director – MSc Mining Geology, comments: “We are excited to start using Micromine in our teaching. We decided to adopt the package in response to student requests for training in an industry standard package for plotting and interpreting exploration and mine data. We know that such training is a key part of the CV for graduates entering the mining industry.”Tim Tuder, Micromine UK Regional Manager, comments: “We are very pleased to be announcing this new technical and research collaboration. Micromine aims to bolster CSM’s exploration, planning, and mine management educational programmes. We hope the strength and sophistication of Micromine’s technology will become a tremendous asset to both lecturers and students at Camborne School of Mines.”CSM is the second educational institution within the UK to acquire a Micromine licence and incorporate the award-winning solution within its course offerings. In March 2010, Micromine signed an Academic Licence Agreement with the University of Leicester’s Department of Geology. Other educational partnerships across Europe include the Polytechnic University of Tirana (Albania), University of Filipstad (Sweden), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), University of Liège (Belgium) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Micromine’s extensive collaboration with universities across the world showcases the mutually beneficial relationship between academia and industry.The latest version of Micromine, Micromine 2013, includes enhanced features to improve target accuracy and speed, increasing the chance of success. Highlights include a new implicit modelling module and a new stratigraphic modelling module. New enhancements have also been made to its resource estimation, pit optimisation and resource scheduling modules.last_img read more

first_img Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event WWE Confirms Braun Strowman Needs Surgery Now Playing Up Next Two new matches set for tonight’s 1/2 WWE RAWWWE RAW Tag Team Champion Cesaro vs. Karl Anderson and Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Rusev and Jinder Mahal has been added to tonight’s 1/2 WWE RAW live from Tampa, Florida.Already advertised for tonight is Braun Strowman vs. Sami Zayn in a Last Man Standing Match and the return of Goldberg.UPDATE as of 7:22 PM ET: TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick has also been made for tonight’s RAW.EXCLUSIVE: Even though @megatjp is facing @mrbriankendrick on #RAW tonight, he can’t help but think about @WWENeville… pic.twitter.com/iivm9ulhdY— WWE (@WWE) January 3, 2017New WWE Network show debuts tonight after RAWA brand-new WWE Network show is set to debut tonight following RAW on the WWE Network at 11:06 PM Eastern titled “Bring it to the Table” featuring JBL, Paul Heyman and New York City DJ Peter Rosenberg in a debate setting discussing WWE topics. The series is said to be in the done in the style of famed ESPN series “Pardon the Interruption” with a rotating panel for future episodes.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star Big Cass reportedly has incident at WrestlePro Event in New Jersey Drew Mcintyre Twitter Nikki Bella Videos Articles WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday Videos Articles Big Cass (CaZXL) responds on social media to reports of a possible return to NXT Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman Google+ WWE’s Kevin Owens Scheduled For Surgery Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Now Playing Up Next Videos Articleslast_img read more

first_imgGreg Jayne, Opinion page editor With the rain starting to fall and the leaves beginning to turn, Americans are burrowing deep into their favorite season. Mesmerized by the bloody clashes. Compelled by the test of wills. Riveted by the desperation of a Hail Mary or the breathless analysis of a pundit.Yes, this politics stuff is fascinating, rivaled only by football and reality TV for its diversionary power and containing more than a few elements of each. Why, no less an expert than Barack Obama has compared politics to football, explaining: “A lot of players, a lot of specialization, a lot of hitting. … A lot of attrition. But then every once in a while, you’ll see an opening. You hit the line, you get one yard. You try a play, you get sacked. Now it’s like, third and 15. You have to punt a lot. But every once in a while, you’ll see a hole. And then there’s open field.”An apt analogy. Yet it is essential to understand the fundamental difference between governance, which is what Obama was talking about, and politics. As the past several months have reminded us — frequently, painfully — politics often is about as uplifting as watching the Cleveland Browns on an endless loop while strapped to a goal post. It is difficult to find inspiration in a presidential contest between a narcissist and a raving, maniacal, unhinged narcissist.Still, the parallels between America’s two favorite pastimes are unavoidable. We are told that this is “the most important election of our lifetimes,” a bit of hyperbole applied to every quadrennial since Aulus Metellus was in the Roman Senate (Politifact might need to double-check that one), while football brings us a “must-win game.” We are told that “turnout’s going to be important,” while football delivers insight such as “turnovers are going to be important.” And we are subjected to minutiae such as Donald Trump’s comments about a beauty queen or the Packers’ success rate when it is third-and-7 in the first five minutes of the second quarter.As Washington Post columnist George Will likes to say: “Football combines the two worst things about America. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.” Which pretty much describes the condition of the nation’s politics.last_img read more

first_imgThe University of Montana Geomorphology Lab captured a time lapse video of Northwestern Lake draining like a bathtub over 2 hours after the Condit Dam breach on Wednesday, Oct. 26.last_img

first_img 8 Amazon Best Buy Roku TCL Tags TVs Gadgets Security Cameras Comments The TCL 6 series has an insanely good picture for the… Now playing: Watch this: 1:48 Blink XT outdoor security camera: $80 (save $50)There are lots of ways to keep on eye on your front porch, backyard and so on, but most security cameras require wiring, power and so on. The Blink XT is a compact, wireless camera that promises up to two years of runtime on a pair of lithium AA batteries.blink-xt-camera-securityThe Blink XT is wireless, weatherproof and easy to install outdoors. Amazon Intrigued? For a limited time, Amazon (which now owns Blink) has the Blink XT Home Security Camera System for $79.99, a savings of $50. The kit includes a sync module and one outdoor camera. You can expand it as needed with additional cameras for both indoors and out.See it at AmazonCNET hasn’t reviewed the Blink XT, but my experience with the product wasn’t great. The camera and sync module always seemed to have connectivity issues (despite being in close proximity to each other and my router), and thus the former went through batteries very quickly.Your mileage may vary, however; my tests were with early-generation hardware, and the user reviews on Amazon are mostly positive. If you have problems with the hardware, you can always return it. With this kind of discount, it might be worth a try.Nixplay digital photo frames: Save up to 30%Regular readers know of my deep love for digital photo frames, which I think deserve a place in every home. And just in time for Mother’s Day, I’ve scored an exclusive deal from the Nixplay folks — makers of some of the best frames, period.nixplay-seed-10-black Nixplay For a limited time, you can get 25% off the Nixplay Seed Ultra 10-inch and Nixplay Seed 13.3-inch with promo code CNETMOMS25.You can also get 30% off the Nixplay Seed 10.1 (black or wood-effect frame) with promo code CNETMOMS30. The black one works out to be your best overall deal, with a final price of $105.See it at NixplayIn case you’re unfamiliar with these, they’re internet-connected frames that can receive new photos via app, email, Facebook, Instagram and so on. In other words, long gone are the hassles of adding new pictures; now it’s easy and automated.The cheapest option here is the black Seek 10.1, which drops to just $105 with the promo code. And if you’re looking for other cool Mother’s Day gifts, I’ve got another half-dozen rounded up — all of them designed to stay within your budget.Voice-controlled drone: $66pioneer-drone Tomtop Spring has finally arrived (ish), so this seems like the right time for a drone deal. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Tomtop has the Pioneer Drone 69-65G for $65.99 with promo code ONLYUSACN. That’s only $2 off, but there’s already flash-sale pricing in place.See it at TomtopIt’s important to note that because this is coming from China, it could take 2-4 weeks to arrive.I’ve been flying this for the past couple days. It’s nice: Sturdy, with folding arms and a 1080p camera that’s angle-adjustable via the included remote. (Alas, as is common with entry-level drones, image quality is pretty mediocre.) The remote itself is great, with smartly arranged buttons for things like take-off, landing and speed.Use the app instead and the drone will actually respond to voice commands: fly, forward, up, down and so on. This is kind of gimmicky, but it works. The app has at least one additional function that’s totally in Chinese, not English, and therefore unusable by the likes of me.At one point during a test-flight, I reversed the controls without realizing it (so that’s what that button does) and sent the drone crashing into my roof, then to the ground. Total damage: zero. Your mileage may vary, of course, but I was glad to see this could survive at least one “flight incident.”CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! 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. This is an excellent time to score a 55-inch TCL Roku TV. TCL Looking for a TV deal? Wait a few minutes. Because, wow, prices just keep dipping and dipping.Case in point: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Electronic Express via Rakuten has the 55-inch TCL 55R617 6 Series Roku TV for $456.17 when you sign into your Rakuten account and apply promo code EE74 at checkout. Price elsewhere: $546. Update: This deal has ended. See it at RakutenCNET TV guru David Katzmaier’s TCL 55R617 review tells you everything you need to know about this model, most notably this: “I’ve never tested a TV under $1,000 that beats the picture quality of the TCL 6 series.”And talk about a TV that ticks all the boxes: 4K, HDR10, Dolby Vision, local dimming and the widely loved Roku UI. What’s more, unlike the 55R615 that’s sold exclusively at Best Buy, the 55R617 comes with a remote that supports voice commands and relies on Bluetooth rather than IR. That means it doesn’t need direct line of sight to work.Bottom line: This is one of the best TVs you can buy, period, and it’s available for the lowest price I’ve seen yet.Your thoughts? The Cheapskate Share your voicelast_img read more

first_imgHyderabad: In a shock to TRS former MLA and former RTC Chairman Somarapu Satyanaraya on Tuesday resigned from the party. Satyanaraya has been away from the party activities from the last Assembly elections. He was defeated in the recent elections by an independent candidate V Chander Rao, who later joined TRS. According to party leaders he was not keen even on the membership drive of the party. Satyanaraya is likely to take future course of action after discussion with followers.last_img

first_imgThe High Court on Monday rejected the writ petition filed challenging the legality of the recruitment of the Chief Election Commissioner and four commissioners, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and justice Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order.Earlier on 26 November Delwar Hossain, a lawyer, filed the writ with the High Court.The Chief Election Commissioner, four commissioners, law secretary and secretary to the Election Commission secretariat were made respondents.Lawyer for the petitioner Yusuf Ali said there is a clear direction in section 118 of the Constitution about formation of Election Commission but it was not followed during appointment of the current CEC and the four commissioners.last_img read more

first_imgApril Sampe` and Next Phaze are presenting the  Craig Alston R&B Project on April 2 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street. Other entertainment guests are Nia Simmons, Marcus Mitchell, JSoul and MyCah Chevalier. Call 443-900-9699 for more information.last_img

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at her Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath for reportedly referring to the Indian Army as “Modi ji ki sena”, saying it was an “insult” and humiliation for the force.Chief Minister tweeted: “It is shocking to hear the UP CM saying that the Indian Army is the ‘Modi Sena’. Such blatant personalisation and usurping of our beloved Indian Army is an insult and a humiliation. We are proud of our Army. They belong to all. People of this country must stand up and reject this statement.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt has become a trend for BJP leaders to talk about the air strikes during election campaigns despite severe criticism by the Opposition. In Chennai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently addressed a gathering and on the backdrop of the dais, there were pictures of jawans who died in the Pulwama terror attack. Banerjee said such blatant personalisation should be condemned. Earlier, she had alleged BJP leaders, spearheaded by Modi, are referring to the achievements of Indian Army to divert the attention of the people from core issues. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn another tweet on the foundation day of the Reserve Bank of India, Banerjee said the dignity of the RBI has diminished. She called for maintaining “the sanctity” of the central bank along with other institutions. “On this day in 1935, the Reserve Bank of India was established. Best wishes to all the employees of @RBI on this occasion. We have seen in recent times, how the dignity of this institution was diminished. The sanctity of these high offices must be maintained,” she tweeted. The RBI headquarters was initially established in Kolkata but in 1937 it was moved to Mumbai. Banerjee said time and again under the BJP’s autocratic rule the sanctity of the institutions had been ruined and they are working as a tool of the saffron brigade. Within half-an-hour, after Narendra Modi banned high-value currency notes, Banerjee had said it would severely affect the economic growth of the country. Later, many economists from India and abroad also said demonetisation would impede the nation’s economic health. At that time, Banerjee had also taken part in a dharna outside the RBI in Delhi. She wanted to know whether RBI officials were informed about the decision or not. Senior officials of RBI did not open their mouth but with time it came to light that no discussion with the then Governor RBI Urjit Patel was held before the announcement. Banerjee also alleged that institutions such as the Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence have been used to harass the Opposition leaders. Whenever the Opposition leaders raise their voice and ask questions about the failures of the Centre, the BJP use these institutions against these leaders to scare them. Yogi’s remark also provoked condemnation from the Congress, which called it an insult to the armed forces. The Election Commission has sought a report from the Ghaziabad district magistrate on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s remark at a rally on Sunday, as it may violate the election code.last_img read more

first_imgVELLORE: Curtains came down on the three-day annual international engineering and management festival and knowledge carnival graVITas’18 at Vellore Institute of Technology on October 14. Zakwan Ahmed, Outsanding Scientist and Director General (R&M and IMPL), Defence Research and Development Organisation along with Asfaw Dingamo Kame, Ethiopian Ambassador to India took part in the valedictory function and spoke on the occasion and also handed over prizes to students who had won in the various competitions. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKame was the Guest of Honour at the Valedictory function and handed over prizes to students of Bharathidasan Matriculation School for presenting the best research paper at graVITas. Speaking on the occasion, Kame said that a number of students had come to India to pursue their higher education at VIT as the institution enjoyed the reputation of providing good quality technical education. He said that he felt extremely glad to note that the students were happy in studying at VIT. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSaurabh Jain, Vice President of PayTM, who was the Guest of Honour, also handed over prizes to students who had won in various competitions along with Kame.Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, presided over the Valedictory function. Pro Vice Chancellor S Narayanan and Registrar K Sathyanarayanan were also present.Arpitha Dutta, student of VIT welcomed the gathering. Devendra Kumar, Convenor of graVITas, Joint Convenors along with Professors K R Prabhu, Govardhanan, Murugan, and Vasudevan were also present. Neha Benny Mathew, student, delivered a vote of thanks. In his address, the Special Guest, Ahmed said that it was a laudable attempt on the part of VIT to conduct graVITas as an event where the talent of the students to create new inventions in the area of life sciences, water, environment and power supply came to the fore. He said that water was most important for life to sustain and the population of India was 18 per cent of the world’s total population, but the water level was very low.The DRDO, Ahmed said, made rockets and missile systems using advanced technologies. They were being implemented through the ‘Make in India’ project using indigenous technology. Skill Development Centres of the DRDO were functioning at Indian Institutes of Technology in Mumbai, Chennai and IndoreWith the valedictory function, the three-day event came to a formal close.last_img read more

first_imgBDS (Boycot Divestment Sanctions), in conjunction with the Palestine Solidarity Committee Ladysmith, screened a Palestinian documentary film entitled ‘5 Broken Cameras’ at the Islamic Educational Centre today (December 4).The documentary was about a Palestinian journalist who had his cameras broken by the Israeli police at the time when Israel invaded Palestine and built settlements there.The journalist filmed the daily oppression faced by the Palestinian people, during which time five of his cameras were broken by the police. The purpose of today’s screening was to raise awareness of the day-to-day trials and tribulations faced by the Palestinians.Those who attended were intrigued by the documentary, and questions were asked to gain more information.DID YOU KNOW? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us there! Bylast_img read more

first_imgUpdate, 23rd October 2018: As of Monday at 23:00 UTC, all the GitHub services returned back to normal. The GitHub team posted an update on their blog mentioning, “we take reliability very seriously and sincerely apologize for this disruption. Millions of people and businesses depend on GitHub, and we know that our community feels the effects of our availability issues acutely. We are conducting a thorough and transparent root cause analysis and mitigation plan, which will be published in the coming days”. Github is facing issues due to a failure in its data storage system which left the site broken for a complete day. The outage started at about 23:00 UTC on Sunday. GitHub engineers are working on fixing this issue and the GitHub team tweeted out about 2 hours ago saying: What’s confusing about this outage is that there’s no obvious way to tell the site is down as the website’s backend git services are still up and running. However, users are facing a range of issues such as not being able to log in, outdated files being served, branches missing, unable to submit Gists, bug reports, posts, etc. The team updated their status to “We continue working to repair a data storage system for GitHub.com. You may see inconsistent results during this process”. The GitHub team further updated the users, “During this time, information displayed on GitHub.com is likely to appear out of date; however no data was lost. Once service is fully restored, everything should appear as expected. Further, this incident only impacted website metadata stored in our MySQL databases, such as issues and pull requests. Git repository data remains unaffected and has been available throughout the incident”. The team also mentioned that it will continue to update the users and will provide an estimated time to resolution via their status page. GitHub is a very popular web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system. It is used extensively by software engineers, developers and open source projects all around the world. Since a major chunk of people’s daily work depends on GitHub, developers are venting their frustration over social media sites. GitHub is also used by major corporates such as Twitter, Yelp, Adobe and others to host their open source projects. There haven’t been any further updates from the GitHub team and we can only wait to know the real problem behind the outage. Read Next Developers rejoice! Github announces Github Actions, Github connect and much more to improve development workflows GitHub is bringing back Game Off, its sixth annual game building competition, in November GitHub comes to your code Editor; GitHub security alerts now have machine intelligencelast_img read more