Uniting government representatives, business leaders and academics, the meeting, the Task Force’s first in Europe, will focus mainly on its vital role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets adopted by world leaders at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000 for development and poverty eradication by 2015.The broader aim of discussions will be to help develop approaches to providing content to the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva in December 2003, as well as to build alliances for action. The Task Force will follow up its previous meeting with a review of efforts to jump-start ICT-for-development in Africa.Tomorrow morning’s plenary will also examine the ICT’s advisory role to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and discuss how the Task Force can best assist in developing an ICT strategy for the UN system and help promote public-private partnerships for its implementation.The Secretary-General launched the ICT Task Force to bring together a variety of actors – from community leaders to captains of industry – united by the goal of using ICT to reduce the gap between the information-haves and have-nots.
Auto sales set record in May, gain 11.2 per cent compared with a year ago by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 1, 2017 2:06 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales set a monthly record in May, gaining 11.2 per cent year-over-year.The consulting firm says vehicle sales for the month totalled 216,861 including 75,172 cars and 141,689 light trucks, topping the previous record set in April 2016.That result compared with total sales of 194,934, including 73,079 cars and 121,855 light trucks, in May 2016.Ford led the way with 34,475 sales last month, up 17.4 per cent from a year ago, while FCA was second with 33,186, up 4.6 per cent.General Motors sold 31,149, up 35.8 per cent compared with May last year.Toyota sales totalled 21,611, up 7.4 per cent from a year ago.
“It would be a high altitude operation, dropping food with parachutes,” World Food Programme (WFP) spokesperson Bettina Luescher said today in a briefing to the press. WFP is considering using an experienced, registered company for the complex operation, but no details could be provided as it is “still in the planning stage,” she said. WFP would work with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent on this project, as part of a larger international effort. The situation in Deir ez-Zor is devastating for families living under siege, where food is sometimes sold at prohibitively high prices, she said. Air drops are always the last resort because land routes are easier and more cost-effective, Ms. Luescher emphasized. She also said that life-saving aid had reached more than 21,000 people in Moadamiyeh, an area inaccessible to WFP aid for over a year and a half. Families there received two bags of wheat flower and other food items, including rice, lentils, canned food and cooking oil. WFP had also sent date bars that were fortified with vitamins and minerals.More than 20,000 people in Foah and Kefraya, 39,000 in Madaya, and 1,000 in Zabadani have also been reached, she said.Intra-Syrian Talks Meanwhile, Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, was headed to Geneva earlier today to attend a meeting of the international coordinating group tasked with implementing a ceasefire in Syria, according to Michele Zaccheo, Chief of the Radio and TV Section at the UN Information Service in Geneva. The Ceasefire Task Force meeting was planned for the afternoon, and would be attended by the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), comprising the Arab League, the European Union, the United Nations, and 17 countries including the United States and Russia. Mr. Zaccheo said that there was no information that the meeting was cancelled as reported by some media.Regarding the resumption of the intra-Syrian talks, there has been no confirmed date, he said, noting that the Special Envoy would address the media on 22 February, probably in the morning, at a time to be specified.Aid Reaches 37,000 Children Christophe Boulierac, spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), informed that 37,000 of the 82,000 people in five besieged towns reached earlier this week by the UN and its partners were children. The aid had reached the towns of Madaya, Foah and Kfreya, Moademiyeh, and Zabadani, he said. Over two million people continue to face critical drinking water shortages in the Aleppo Governorate, he added. Khafsa water treatment facility in Aleppo was shut down on 16 January. In response, UNICEF scaled up its water tracking operations to provide eight million litres a day, enough to meet drinking needs of over 530,000 people and fuel to operate ground water wells, he said. In cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, UNICEF was rehabilitating the Ein Al Beida water pumping station. In the south of the country, in De’ra, UNICEF had provided emergency health kits for 35,000 people to six local clinics. UNICEF and partners have sent education supplies for 8,800 children and distributed family hygiene kits for 45,000 people and baby kits for 3,000 children, and 3,500 testers for water quality. Water quality assurance and surveillance services were ongoing, he said.
A new tool has been launched to help people from non-English speaking backgrounds understand their rights as consumers, according to Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury. Mr Bradbury joined Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou for World Consumer Rights Day to announce that the Your Shopping Rights fact sheet will now be available in 29 community languages. Under Australian Consumer Law, which began January 1, 2011, consumers have clear rights that are now applied consistently around the country, Mr Bradbury said. “The law guarantees the consumer the quality of goods and services, no matter whether the product was purchased at home, interstate or online,” he said. “Your Shopping Rights gives consumers – whether they speak English, Mandarin, Dinka, Spanish or Croatian – practical information about their rights and where to go if they have questions or concerns.” As a former language teacher Ms Vamvakinou said she was particularly excited that the fact sheet will be available in different languages. “Languages other than English have an important role in Australian society as we are a multilingual community. Our language capacity is one of our greatest strengths and should be reflected in our daily activities,” she said. “There are now a wide range of information tools available to consumers, including an iPhone application, that will help them understand their rights, and I am pleased that we can now also make these tools available in different languages.” For more details phone1300 302 502 or visit: www.consumerlaw.gov.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Nothing could possibly top last week’s musical spectacular in terms of fun, but did we have to dive right back into the Savitar stuff? The episode gets off to a promising start by introducing a new metahuman for The Flash to deal with this week. Two security guards in a lab on the brink of closing down find that an eccentric man has broken in. He appears to be interested in a large glass case. Just as the guards are about to shoot him, he teleports into the case, which appears to be bulletproof. Holding a strange disc, he switches places with the guards, trapping them inside the case, which is now rapidly filling with water? Who could this be?Barry is still riding high off the musical he just experienced. He and Iris tell Joe and Cecile exactly how their re-engagement went down, including the whole singing thing. Everybody just accepts that that’s something Barry Allen does. I buy it. The trouble starts when Cecile invites them all out to a performance of Hamilton. Man, even fictional characters get to see this show before I will. The problem is the show happens in early July when Iris is supposed to die.That scene is a great representation of everything wrong with this episode. Something that should be fun is ruined by Savitar and Iris’s impending death. We have an exciting new metahuman for Flash to fight, but the show spends more time on what he knows about Savitar. Barry and Joe are called to investigate the crime scene from the beginning, but Barry’s alerted to a robbery in progress at another lab in town. He runs to the scene and meets the new metahuman, who reveals himself to be from the future. He knows who Barry is, who Savitar is, and he knows that Iris will die. Gypsy appears, and the two heroes try to take the new meta down, but he disappears in a swirling mass of playing cards.Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Jessica Camacho as Gypsy (Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW)Gypsy reveals the metahuman to be Abra Kadabra, a time and interdimensional traveler from far in the future. He uses technology from all different universes to make it look like he’s doing magic. He also killed Gypsy’s partner, which makes all of Cisco’s awkward flirting even more inappropriate. The Flash can capture him when he tries to rob S.T.A.R. Labs, but he offers the team a deal: They let him go, he gives up Savitar’s identity. As the team spends time feeling conflicted about what to do, Joe opens Kadabra’s cell, points a gun at him and demands Savitar’s identity. When Gypsy interrupts the hold up to ask what Joe thinks he’s doing, Kadabra disappears. He steals an orb from the secret future newspaper room and escapes by making a small grenade appear in his hand. Everyone escapes unscathed except Caitlin, who has a metal rod sticking out of her stomach.Not wanting to turn into Killer Frost for her healing powers, she stays awake while walking Julian through the surgery. What follows is a cringe-inducing, but effective scene in which Julian painfully pulls out every piece of shrapnel and stitches her up. Thankfully, Caitlin lives. Before the celebrations can go on too long, Gypsy reveals she’s figured out why Kadabra’s been stealing all the tech. He’s building a time machine to go back to the future.Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Tom Felton as Julian Albert (Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW)The Flash and Gypsy agree to work together to bring Kadabra down. Cisco detects the wormhole his machine creates, and Barry and Wally chase him down. We get an exciting, prolonged race between Abra Kadabra, Flash and Kid Flash, with Gypsy and Vibe helping out. The Flash catches up with Kadabra’s time machine and pulls him out just before it goes through the wormhole. As Gypsy cuffs him, he taunts Team Flash that he’ll never reveal Savitar’s identity. That’s O.K. because Barry has a plan. Since all his troubles are caused by enemies from the future, he’s going to run to the future and learn what they know.At least the episode ends with something interesting. As Caitlin recovers from her surgery, she begins having a seizure. To save her life, Julian rips off her necklace. She instantly heals but gets up from her bed as Killer Frost.This episode had hints of what made us love The Flash in the first place, but they were all drowned out by the overly dark Savitar plot. That would be fine if it actually accomplished anything, but all it did was set up the episode that will. The Flash has a ton of fantastic, colorful adversaries, and the best episodes are the ones that show them off. The metahuman-of-the-week episodes where Barry has to figure out how to beat an unexplainable new foe are so much fun. And this week’s episode had hints of that. David Dastmalchian’s performance is hammy and deliciously evil. Barry even gets a few good quips in during the brief fight scenes. It feels like it’s going to be a classic Flash episode until they capture Kadabra early on and it becomes about Savitar. Again.The most disappointing thing was we didn’t even learn anything new. The Flash is on hiatus for the next month, and it went out with a whimper. No big reveals, not even an impressive battle. Just an episode that could have easily been so much better. All we have to keep us coming back next month is the promise of time travel and Killer Frost. Which are pretty good reasons to keep watching. Got me again, Flash.
After a seven-year battle with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Akhil Jhaveri died from complications from the disease Saturday.The 52-year-old Ridgefield man and his family endeared themselves to the local community through his fight against ALS. That support was most recently on display during an honorary wedding ceremony in July, where Akhil got to see his daughters — Ashley, 25, Corinne, 23, and Jordan, 18 — share “vows” of the traits they would want in a partner in the future.Laura Jhaveri, Akhil’s wife, shared marital advice she picked up from their marriage. The couple’s 30th anniversary was Monday.Laura mentioned that Akhil might have been holding onto life in hopes of experiencing one more anniversary, since he enjoyed them so much.“He made them all special,” she said of their anniversaries. “It was always an important day to him. None of them in particular stand out above the others, but he was just always romantic and thoughtful about things like that.”In July, doctors told the Jhaveri family that Akhil had weeks to live. At one point, Laura asked Akhil what he was holding on for. Unable to speak, Akhil used his eyes to spell, through a computer, the word “wedding.” Akhil then communicated that the wedding had to do with their daughters. In just nine days, with the help of the Ridgefield community, the Jhaveris were able to host a ceremony in late July that mimicked a wedding.Vintage Gardens in Ridgefield hosted the wedding, and community members and businesses pitched in food, drinks and much more. Ashley, the oldest daughter, said the ceremony could act as a nice memory if any of the daughters do marry in the future.“I didn’t realize how important it was for my dad to be at my wedding,” Ashley told The Columbian in late July. “We planned it in a week, so there was no time to process through any of it. As we started walking down the aisle, I realized that if I do get married, I’ll get to take this whole ceremony with me, and he’ll be there.”
Aaron Ramsey’s future has been given another twist with Arsenal now willing to sell him in the January transfer windowThe 27-year-old midfielder’s contract will expire at the end of the season with latest reports suggesting that a new offer by Arsenal has been withdrawn.This means that Ramsey will likely leave the Emirates as a free agent in next summer’s transfer window.But the Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal are determined to make sure they don’t go empty-handed.The Gunners have now decided that if they cannot keep Ramsey, then the only other option is to sell him in January.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Arsenal used the same approach with Alexis Sanchez in the last winter transfer window, which saw the Chilean completed a swap deal to Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way.Manager Unai Emery had stated earlier this month that he was hopeful of convincing Ramsey to sign a new long-term deal.Ramsey was signed by Arsene Wenger a decade ago from Cardiff City and played major roles in the club’s three FA Cup titles by scoring the winning goals in finals against Hull City and Chelsea.Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with moves for the Wales international.
The Saints were defeated 2-1 by Cardiff City in the English Premier League, leaving them in the bottom three of the table.Southampton FC couldn’t defeat Cardiff City, and just two minutes after tying the match, they ended up losing 2-1 after Kenneth Zohore scored the winning goal for the Bluebirds in the last play of the game.After this result, Southampton is now in 18th place of the table, out of 20 teams, with only 24 points after 26 matches.They have won only five times, drawing nine, and losing 12 matches.And for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, this defeated left him “speechless.”“I’m speechless. I don’t quite know the words to put in,” he told the club’s official website.“The only thing I can say that makes sense right now is that we, as a group, as a team and as a club, need these days to get together and analyze our small mistakes and details.”“Then we’re going to improve, do better, work harder and come back as a stronger side,” he added.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“They (the coaches) prepared everything for us, we just had to put it into play. We did all right and in some parts of the game we created what we had to.”“You have to give credit to Cardiff for keeping believing because in this case, you have to believe until the end,” he continued.“We’re going to work on what we have to work on and come back stronger – that’s what this club is about, that’s what the players are about and that’s what the coaches are about.”“We have a big potential, but we still have to put it into excellence. This is what we will work on,” the footballer concluded.Skipper Pierre-Emile Højbjerg says #SaintsFC must bounce back stronger after a painful #PL defeat to #CardiffCity:— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 9, 2019
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been formally charged by the English Football Association (FA) for his post-match comments against West Ham on February 4.The German was heavily critical of referee Kevin Friend at the end of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against West Ham at the London Stadium.It marked the Reds’ second successive draw and handed title rivals Manchester City the chance to leapfrog them into top spot of the Premier League, albeit having played a game more.Sadio Mane had given Liverpool the lead in the match with a questionable goal that had James Milner seemingly offside during the build-up to the opener.Due to this, Klopp suggested that Friend had favoured West Ham in the 50-50 decisions during the second half despite it only taking the hosts six minutes to get back level through Michail Antonio.“There were so many situations where it was 50-50 or 60-40… [he gave a] free-kick for the other team,” Klopp told Sky Sports.“As a human being, I know if I make a big mistake in the first half, I don’t want to open the gap even more.”Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.But the FA were not amused with Klopp’s comments, which breaches the Rule E3, and have now formally charged him.“Jurgen Klopp has today been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3,” read a FA statement.“It is alleged that comments he made in a post-match interview following Liverpool’s league game against West Ham United on February 4, 2019, breached Rule E3(1) as they questioned the integrity of the match referee and/or implied bias.”Klopp will have until Monday evening at 7:00 PM (CET) to answer to the FA’s charge.The 51-year-old is currently in Marbella, Spain, at a training camp as Liverpool prepare for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash against Bayern Munich at Anfield next Tuesday night.The Reds will then take on rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford five days later in the Premier League.LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace at Anfield on January 19, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Post a comment Sprint Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. Read Google Home Hub review 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Huawei may face a ban in Italy. VCG via Getty Images Politicians in Italy want Huawei banned from supplying equipment for the country’s 5G rollout, a report said Friday.Lega party lawmakers intend to call on Italy’s Parliament to use its “golden powers” of industrial veto to block the Chinese telecom company, according to Reuters, which cited Il Messaggero newspaper. Huawei currently sells equipment to Italian telecoms.This follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s warning Thursday. Pompeo said the US won’t partner with countries that adopt Huawei’s tech due to the security risks it represents. Huawei has long been accused of sharing information with the Chinese government.Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denied those accusations this week and expressed his hope that the company could bring its equipment to the US.The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Rylo 0 Best Buy TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo Amazon See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Turo Comments $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Security Internet Services DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Boost Mobile The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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. $520 at HP 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. See It Tags Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Chris Monroe/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice $210 at Best Buy Tags HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $299 at Amazon $155 at Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See at Amazon 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. 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 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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). $60 at Best Buy Angela Lang/CNET See it 7 $6 at Tidal $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 5G Huawei,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. Share your voice Read DJI Osmo Action preview $59 at eBay Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 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Nissan Motor Co’s Datsun brand is all set to make a comeback in the Indian auto market after a gap of 33 years on MondayThe Japanese car maker is all set to pull the wraps off its new Datsun car, K2, as a concept in New Delhi at the hands of Carlos Ghosn, Head of Renault-Nissan.Vicent Cobee, Corporate Vice-President of Nissan Motor’s Datsun business unit, speaking to Business Line said, “India is probably the most competitive country in the world for the automotive industry. It does not cover 100 per cent of technology or components required to make a car but it is giving a good 97 per cent.”The soon-to-be-launched car is expected to be priced in the ₹2-₹4 lakhs range and is expected to invite direct competition from Maruti Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon.Seeking to tap into the ultra-low cost car market, Nissan plans to expand its Datsun brand in emerging markets like India, Indonesia, South Africa and Russia, before moving onto other markets like Southeast Asia, Middle East and Latin America.”We want to stay focused on four countries (India, Russia, Indonesia and South Africa) initially and make this project a reality. Of course, we will go beyond that because the emerging new middle-class will hopefully happen in many places,” Cobee said.Apart from the K2, the company also plans to roll out another model by 2014 end and the third model in 2016, according to Reuters.
Devastated to hear that VB Chandrasekhar has passed away. I remember him in the first ever IPL auction in 2008, raising the paddle to the unheard sum of $ 1.5 million dollars to bring MS Dhoni to CSK. He will be missed.— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) August 15, 2019 VB Chandrasekhar.TwitterFormer Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekhar was found dead at his residence in Chennai on Thursday. The former Indian opener was found hanging and according to police sources, he might have committed suicide, reported NDTV. According to other reports, initially it was suspected that he might have died due to cardiac arrest but later the police confirmed that he committed suicide. The police have said financial liabilities connected to his Tamil Nadu Premier League team “VB Kanchi Veerans”, may have led to the dire act. However, no suicide note has been recovered.”Financial liabilities appear to be the reason,” a senior police officer told NDTV.The former Indian cricketer is survived by his wife and two daughters. Chandrasekhar played his debut first-class match at the age of 25. He then went onto score 4,999 runs in the 81 matches he played with a career best of 237 not out. He had an average List A career scoring 1053 runs in the 41 matches he played.The 57-year-old cricketer who was six days short of his birthday represented India in seven ODI matches but due to poor performances, his career was short-lived. Post-retirement he was involved in coaching and commentary. The former right-handed batsman was also a national selector for sometime after which he had his stint as a manager of the Chennai Super Kings team for three years. Chandrasekhar was the person behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s arrival into Chennai Super King. The whole cricketing fraternity was shocked by his sudden demise and took to Twitter to write down their tribute to the former wicket-keeper batsman.Harbhajan Singh Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman expressed their disbelief and expressed condolences for his family and friends.”Very shocking to hear VB Chandrashekhar indian cricketer is no more.. very sad news .. very young to go.. rest in peace VB.. Big lose condolences to the family,” Harbhajan wrote.Very shocking to hear VB Chandrashekhar indian cricketer is no more.. very sad news .. very young to go.. rest in peace VB.. Big lose ☹️ condolences to the family @CSKFansOfficial @ChennaiIPL @BCCI— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 15, 2019″Terrible news…VB…too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,” Kumble tweeted.Terrible news…VB…too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. — Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2019″Deeply saddened and shocked to know about the demise of my good friend VB Chandrashekar. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP,” Laxman wrote.Deeply saddened and shocked to know about the demise of my good friend VB Chandrasekhar. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2019Indian cricketer Suresh Raina mentioned what a crucial role he played for the foundation of CSK. Former team director of KKR Joy Bhattacharya also mentioned how instrumental he was in bringing MS Dhoni to CSK.Extremely sad & shocked to hear about the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar sir. His consistent efforts made it possible to set the right foundation of the CSK team. He always encouraged & believed in us since very beginning. My deepest condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/g2mtq8wRos — Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 15, 2019
In a survey carried out across 16 cities, covering 2424 responders, it was found that Delhi is the happiest metro in the country. LG Life’s Good Happiness Study, trying to quantify happiness through an index, has ranked Chandigarh as India’s ‘Happiest City’ while Delhi came out third. Chandigarh which tops the list has a Happiness Index of 190, followed by Lucknow at 157, while Delhi ranked at number 3, with
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Apple released the next major iOS update, iOS 12.2 beta 1 to developers on January 24, 2019. This update boasts of features like custom downtime scheduling, as well as major updates to PWA. Custom screen time scheduling According to a report by 9to5Mac, iOS users will be offered a custom downtime scheduler in the latest iOS update. Users will now be able to adjust the Screen Time feature per the days of the week. Although previous iOS versions had a similar downtime scheduler, it was limited to be applied every day. With iOS 12.2 beta 1, users can either choose to use the same schedule everyday, or customize it depending on which day of that week it is. You can use it by navigating to Settings > Screen Time > Downtime. PWA improvements Apple has made major improvements to Progressive web apps by introducing new features for developers. Mike Hartington, developer advocate for Ionic framework gives us a glimpse of new improvements in a tweet. New experimental features include Web Auth, Web Animations, WebMeta, pointer events, intersection observer etc. Service workers are removed from the experiments list and are enabled by default. External sites are loaded via SFViewController. This means authentication flows and still work without leaving the PWA. The current state of any app is maintained, even if the app goes in the background. You can view the native app as well as the PWA of the same app in the search. Users are generally excited for Apple making improvements to its PWA. A comment on Hacker news reads, “This is great for user rights and moves the needle more towards a decentralized and open ecosystem, while maintaining strong security guarantees to the end-user.” However, users also want Apple to consider supporting Push Notifications for PWAs. Other UI features 9to5Mac notes the following new UI updates made to Apple iOS 12.2 beta 1. New Screen Mirroring icon in Control Center New full screen Apple TV Remote Control Center interface New “Speakers & TVS” in Home app settings More detailed Apple Wallet UI for Recent Transactions Updated details button in Wallet card UI Tap a transaction for more detail Card details feature bubbly inset rectangles rows Motion & Orientation Data is new Safari toggle in iOS Settings Air Quality Index reading in Maps Safari warns about websites not supporting HTTPS Fill in a search suggestion without submitting the search Keyboard color picker Inline Safari music playback Album name full song search results in Music app iOS 12.2 will bring Apple News to Canada Developers can head to Settings > General > Software Updates to start downloading iOS 12.2 beta 1, if they have a previous iOS 12 beta installed. Non-developers can enter the public beta program by visiting beta.apple.com on the device they wish to enroll in the beta. Currently, there is no public beta release. Read Next Apple has introduced Shortcuts for iOS 12 to automate your everyday tasks Microsoft Office 365 now available on the Mac App Store Tim Cook cites supply constraints and economic deceleration as the major reason for Apple missing it’s earnings target
Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day The demonstration came a day after Abdullah dissolved parliament half-way through its four-year term, setting the stage for new elections. No date is set yet for the polls, but they are expected at the end of this year or early in 2013.Jordan at present is in little danger of seeing mass upheaval, such as that which toppled regimes in Egypt and other Arab countries in 2011. Protests are usually peaceful, and well within the ability of the security forces to contain. Most in the opposition remain loyal to the king, pressing for reforms but not advocating the removal of the monarchy.In the latest rally, Hammam Saeed of the Muslim Brotherhood group insisted on the need for an election boycott in a speech to 7,000 protesters, including fellow Islamists, leftists, and members of other movements. Police sealed off the area.“We will not reverse our boycott of the elections,” Saeed shouted. Protesters chanted, “Abdullah, listen well: We want freedom, not your royal favors.”The main point of contention is over an election law enacted three months ago, allowing each eligible voter two ballots, including one for a nationwide party list, instead of a single ballot cast for a candidate running in a district. Associated PressAMMAN, Jordan (AP) – Thousands of Jordanians rallied on Friday to call for a boycott of upcoming legislative elections, a challenge to King Abdullah II who has promoted a parliament-centered reform process to stave off an Arab Spring uprising in his country.The protest in downtown Amman was the largest in nearly 22 months of weekly protests in Jordan. It is meant to show that the king’s critics can push for change through the streets, rather than through a legislature that critics say in its current form is too beholden to the monarchy. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments Share Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Top Stories The party list system favors larger coalitions with an ideological agenda such as the Islamists, while the district-based system tends to return tribal pro-government candidates who muster local support from their particular clan and relatives.The government treated the two-ballot system as a concession to the opposition. But the Brotherhood and others say that it does not go far enough, and that the elections will result in an ineffective parliament filled with palace loyalists.“The reforms are cosmetic and will only lead to a docile parliament, like the previous successive legislatures we had,” a bearded Saeed roared through a loudspeaker.The Brotherhood insists on an older election law from 1989, which allowed Jordanians multiple ballots and saw the Brotherhood at the time win almost half of the seats.In 1990, six Brotherhood lawmakers joined a Cabinet for the first time ever. But the group’s popularity waned soon afterward as its lawmakers and Cabinet members failed to deliver on promises to create jobs and improve living conditions of the poor, focusing instead on banning alcohol aboard some flights of Jordan’s flag carrier and ending TV talk shows they considered too liberal. Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The Brotherhood boycotted the last two elections but remained popular among poor Jordanians who benefit from Islamic charities that aid schools, banks and hospitals in areas outside the government’s reach.Despite opposing many of the king’s policies, the Brotherhood has remained largely loyal to Abdullah’s dynasty, which claims ancestry to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.Jordan has weathered 18 months of street protests calling for a wider public say in politics, partially by curtailing the absolute powers of the king. The protests have been small and mild compared to mass uprisings elsewhere in the region.Under pressure, Abdullah changed 42 articles, or one-third of Jordan’s 60-year-old constitution, giving parliament a say in forming Cabinets _ a task which used to be his sole prerogative.He also created a constitutional court to monitor the application of the law and an independent electoral commission to supervise the vote, taking over the role from the Interior Ministry.Other moves included a political party law that encourages a multiparty system, a municipality law that allows Jordanians to govern their towns by electing mayors and city councils, and reforms allowing a teachers union to be formed for the first time ever. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix
Go back to the e-newsletterSetting a new standard for wellness retreats in Asia, resort REVĪVŌ will be opening on 30 March 2018 on three hectares of land in Bali.Meaning “I’ll live again”, the concept of REVĪVŌ is to soothe the spirit and rejuvenate the body through enriching the mind with a complete journey including relaxation activities, spa and holistic medicine treatments, and a personalised nutritional program. The resort will offer 16 Balinese-style suites, including two four-bedroom villas that can be booked for more exclusive retreats, a restaurant, bar and poolside lounge, spa, hybrid fitness area and events space.Located amid the hills of Nusa Dua in south Bali, REVĪVŌ will be surrounded by teak forest, dense tropical rainforest and the Indian Ocean to help decompress from bustling city life. The resort will offer programs based on each individual’s needs, with the goal of achieving holistic healing through mind training and self-awareness, as opposed to treating specific illness or injuries.While each retreat can be tailor-made to suit individual goals, there will be a regular schedule of immersive programs lead by experts in each area, which will range in duration from three to 14 days long.This will include:Emotional balance and mind trainingDetox and organic weight lossSleep wellAnti-ageing & longevityDestress and relaxMother-to-beFitness will be a key component of each retreat, which REVĪVŌ will incorporate through a hybrid fitness area located on 8000 square metres towards the rear of the resort. The area will comprise a yoga barn, a martial arts hall, a reformer Pilates studio, a gym with TRX, boxing and kinesis equipment, a 25-metre-long lap pool for aqua workouts and a 1500-square-metre landscaped park for outdoor exercises. The fitness offering will focus on hybrid workouts, with as much emphasis placed on inspiration as perspiration. There will be a balance between the more intensive Yang – with heart-pumping HIIT sessions – and the softer Yin – with yoga and other gentler meditative and restorative practices like Qi Gong and meditation – to simultaneously cultivate physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. From group classes to private sessions or teacher trainings, the experience will be customisable to support unique fitness and wellness goals.The food and beverage program will be equally important and will comprise a restaurant, a bar, and a poolside lounge, each of which will operate under the philosophy of serving fresh, wholesome, organic and balanced meals for guests. Each venue will serve food and drinks as close to their natural state as possible, with a mission to sharpen and delight tastebuds, while continuously supporting health. Designed by REVĪVŌ’s creative nutritionist chef, Aliwalu, the menus will offer a selection of healthy recipes made with seasonal ingredients that will be adapted to suit each guest’s nutritional needs. The focus will be on high-protein dishes, which have a balanced amount of healthy fats, are low in carbs and free from gluten – with a Balinese twist. Using organic ingredients, REVĪVŌ aims to support local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products, with no additives, preservatives or refined or processed ingredients in any of the dishes.The third component of REVĪVŌ is the holistic spa, which will bring together Balinese healing traditions, aroma-, hydro- and chromotherapies and facilities to nurture the body and achieve overall wellbeing and balance. The spa will stay true to the age-old tradition of using elements from the surrounding environments to heal; each treatment, massage and body and facial treatment will be customised by skilled therapists using herbal-infused oils, aromas and massage techniques. The spa will comprise five double treatment rooms, each with their own outdoor bath, and will feature two hydro-jet Vichy shower beds, hot and chill plunge pools, a Jacuzzi, infrared saunas, steam rooms, changing rooms, an aromatic garden and a saltwater floating pool set amid tropical greenery.“We are thrilled to be opening the first resort of REVĪVŌ in Bali, to meet the increasing demand for rejuvenating, mindful travel. We truly believe that the holistic wellness offering, led by a team of experts in their respective fields, will raise the bar for a new level of luxury retreat in Asia,” said Gordon Oldham, founder, REVĪVŌ.Bali will be the first location for REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts. It will soon be followed by REVĪVŌ Wellness Cruise, Komodo Islands, in early 2019 and REVĪVŌ Château de Fiac, France in mid-2019.Go back to the e-newsletter
Reporter alleges Jill Abramson lifted material for her book by The Associated Press Posted Feb 6, 2019 5:59 pm PDT NEW YORK — Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is facing allegations that she lifted material from other sources for her new book, “Merchants of Truth.”A Twitter thread posted Wednesday by Vice correspondent Michael Moynihan lists several examples of passages in “Merchants of Truth” that closely resemble sections of other publications. Released this week, “Merchants of Truth” is a critique of the news business focused on two long-running newspapers, the Times and The Washington Post, along with Vice and fellow digital company BuzzFeed.Abramson did not immediately return an email seeking comment. A Simon & Schuster spokesman had no immediate comment.Abramson has written for the Times and the Wall Street Journal among others. She and Jane Mayer co-wrote “Strange Justice,” a book about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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