All exit polls after the completion of last phase of elections predict gains for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena with the saffron alliance predicted to win Maharashtra comfortably, leaving the Congress- Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance far behind in the final tally. The State sends 48 MPs to the Lok Sabha, the second largest after Uttar Pradesh. As per the India Today-Axis My India exit poll, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led by the BJP would win 38-42 seats in Maharashtra, while the Congress-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will bag only 6-10 seats. The ABP-Nielsen exit poll predicted 34 seats to the saffron alliance, with Sena and the BJP winning 17 seats each. According to their poll, the Opposition front is likely to win 14 seats, with Congress and NCP winning four and nine seats respectively. The Raju Shetty-led Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana is likely to win one seat. The Republic-Jan Ki Baat exit poll has predicted 34-39 and 8-12 seats for the BJP-led and Congress-led alliance respectively. It says one seat would be won by others. The Republic-CVoter exit poll predicts 34 and 14 seats to the BJP and Congress alliances. The only respite for the Opposition Congress-NCP came from Maharashtra-based Sakal-Saam exit poll which predicts 29 seats for the saffron alliance with the Opposition alliance likely to win 19. As per the region-wise exit polls, Sakal-Saam predicted losses to the BJP in its stronghold Vidarbha with the party winning only four out of ten. In 2014, the saffron alliance had won all 10. The Times Now-VMR exit poll has given 38 seats to the BJP-led alliance and 10 to the Congress-NCP. The News24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll prediction was identical. In 2014, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance won 41 of the 48 seats, while Raju Shetti of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, who was then with the BJP-led NDA, got one seat. The Congress and NCP won only two and four seats respectively. The NCP won another seat in 2018 when the by-poll for Bhandara-Gondiya took place.
Mike HusseyAustralian players Mike Hussey and Nathan Hauritz have been forced out of the ICC World Cup because of injuries, it was known on Tuesday.Hussey will not be able to play in the tournament because of a hamstring injury. He is being replaced by Callum Ferguson.Hauritz suffered a dislocated shoulder. He has been replaced by Jason Krezja.The ICC World Cup begins in India on February 19. Australia are one of the top contenders for the Cup.
India opened their Hockey World League (HWL) Final campaign with a resolute 1-1 draw against defending champions Australia at the Kalinga Stadium on Friday.Mandeep Singh gave India the lead in the 20th minute but Jeremy Hayward successfully converted a penalty corner in the 21st minute to pull Australia level.Australia earned as many as six penalty corners but could convert only one as the Indian defence stood tall.India got three penalty corners — two after Mandeep’s goal but could not capitalise on them.Akashdeep Singh came closest to making it 2-1 as a deflection hit the side-bar in the 51st minute.Akashdeep could have given India the lead in the 17th minute as he met a crisp cross and with only the goalkeeper Tyler Lovell to beat but he ended up hitting the ball on to the onrushing Australian custodian.But Mandeep gave India the lead three minutes later as he received a cross from Lalit Upadhyay from the right and employed a backhander which went past Lovell.Australia’s response was swift. Hayward drag-flicked past Indian goalkeeper Akash Chikte to make it 1-1.India got two penalty corners but Rupinder Pal Singh’s efforts were not good enough to trouble the Aussie defence.Later, Australia enjoyed a good 10-15 minutes of possession as the visitors sent a lot of men forward to get into the lead. But they couldn’t turn their possession into a goal as the Indian young defenders responded well under pressure.India got out of the phase of inactivity as they got a penalty corner in the 52nd minute. But Birendra Lakra mistrapped the push as the chance went abegging.advertisementAustralia tried to break the Indian defence but the latter was determined to earn a point from the match.Sjoerd Marijne-coached India will meet England in their second match of Pool B on Saturday.”We got several chances throughout the game to create goals. We will focus them to convert them into goals in next games,” Indian captain Manpreet Singh said after the draw.Marijne said: “We put up an improved performance. We did really well as a team but we have to improve in some areas including converting penalty corners into goals.”Earlier in the inaugural match on Friday, Germany defeated England 2-0 to start their campaign in a dominating fashion. Germany scored through Mats Grambusch (19th) and Christopher Ruhr (25th).
Ter Stegen: I’m happier in Barcelona than city I was bornby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen admits he feels more settled in Spain than in Germany.Ter Stegen is now firmly established as Barca’s No1 keeper.He told Libero: “The kindness of the people has made it much easier for me. “It is not normal for me to be treated so well. This gives me a lot of life. In our profession, everyone is looking at you and wants to make an opinion about you. And I would not like to change because I’m a natural person.””It was very important for me to get to a city that you can identify with. I think that if you come to a place that does not convince you, you can not be comfortable for many years in that place and feel good. There are players who do not care much, but I do, and now I almost feel better here than in the city where I was born.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Mumbai/New Delhi: In more trouble for cash-strapped Jet Airways, an umbrella body of its domestic pilots Tuesday threatened to stop flying from April 1 if their dues are not paid by March-end even as aviation regulator DGCA said only 41 aircraft of the airline were in operation. As situation at the beleaguered airline deteriorated, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu directed senior officials of his ministry to continuously monitor developments relating to the crisis. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details In a related development, the Jet Airways’ Aircraft Maintenance Engineers’ Union wrote to the DGCA on Tuesday morning saying they were not paid salaries for last three months and that their “adverse psychological” condition has put flight safety at risk. However, they issued a clarification hours later saying Jet Airways aircraft are safe to fly and are being maintained at highest levels of safety standards. Terming the situation at the airline “dynamic”, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said only 41 aircraft of the Jet Airways were currently available for operation and there may be “further attrition” of flights “in coming weeks”, Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday As per the website of Jet Airways, it has a fleet of 119 aircraft in total. For the past few weeks, passengers have been venting their ire on social media as the airline’s flight cancellations have increased. A senior official of DGCA said the regulator is reviewing the hike in airfare on specific routes across the country and it has advised airlines to increase flights so that the fares remain in check. The DGCA held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the upward spiral in airfares owing to Jet continuing to ground more aircraft while cancelling a significant number of its flights. In a statement, Prabhu’s office said he has also issued direction for safeguarding the public interest and giving “paramount importance” to ensure safety as well as convenience of passengers. In Mumbai, National Aviators Guild, a body representing around 1,000 domestic pilots of the airline, in its annual meeting warned the management of the Jet Airways that they will stop flying from April 1 if their pending salaries are not paid by end of this month. They also demanded implementation of the “resolution plan” to resolve financial issues of the airline. The plan was announced few weeks ago. “If there is no proper clarity on the resolution process and salary payments, by March 31, we will stop flying from April 1,” the guild said in a statement. The pilots and other senior staff of the airline have not been getting their full salaries since December. After the DGCA took stock of the situation at Jet Airways, its spokesperson said the regulator reviewed the performance of the airline on operational, airworthiness and passenger facilitation. “Current availability of aircraft in the fleet for operation is 41 and accordingly scheduled for 603 domestic flights and 382 international flights has been drawn. However, it is a dynamic situation and there may be further attrition in coming weeks,” he said. The spokesperson added that the DGCA has instructed the airline to comply with “the relevant provisions of the applicable CARs (Civil Aviation Requirements) for facilitation of passengers regarding timely communication, compensation, refunds and providing alternate flights wherever applicable”. The DGCA spokesperson said the aviation watchdog is ensuring that all aircraft in the fleet “whether in operation or on ground” are maintained in accordance with Approved Maintenance Programme (AMP). “The operator was also directed to ensure that no pilots/cabin crew/AMEs be rostered on duty who had reported stress of any nature. Additionally, all such staff should be current with all mandatory training requirements. “The DGCA is continuously monitoring overall situation and based on the same, will take appropriate steps by the end of the month, if needed,” the spokesperson added. Jet Airways has a debt of over Rs 8,200 crore and needs to make repayments of up to Rs 1,700 crore by the end of March. On March 8, Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal wrote to Etihad Airways Group CEO Tony Douglas seeking an urgent funding of Rs 750 crore and also warned that any delay in fund infusion might result in its grounding of the carrier. Ethihad Group has stakes in Jet Airways.
by Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 18, 2012 5:08 pm MDT Canada-U.A.E. nuclear co-operation deal touted as example for Iran OTTAWA – Canada and the United Arab Emirates continued to bury old grudges Tuesday by signing a civilian nuclear co-operation agreement that provides for the sale of Canadian uranium to power reactors in the Persian Gulf country.The U.A.E.’s visiting foreign minister heralded the agreement as an example to Iran, which is locked in a standoff with West over its nuclear program.“It’s unfortunate that other countries — and here obviously I’m talking about Iran — do not look at the bigger picture when it comes to civilian nuclear programs,” said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.Iran says it is developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, but the West believes it working towards building an atomic bomb.Canada is eager to export nuclear technology and has signed similar agreements with China and India.The agreement will allow Canadian companies to deal with designated U.A.E. companies subject to verification by the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.Iran has blocked agency investigators, raising concerns that it is hiding a nuclear weapons program.“They keep on facing these challenges by the IAEA, as we saw just a couple of days ago, by the Security Council, by the international community, when it comes to their nuclear program,” Al Nahyan said.“I think a good answer would be look at the U.A.E. model.”The deal also marked a positive step towards healing strained Canada-U.A.E. relations, which deteriorated a year and a half ago when Ottawa refused to grant extra landing rights to two of the Gulf country’s leading commercial airlines.The U.A.E. responded by evicting the Canadian Forces from Camp Mirage, its military base on the outskirts of Dubai, and imposing an expensive visa requirement for Canadian travellers.Camp Mirage had been a main staging ground for Canada’s combat mission in southern Afghanistan. The spat with the U.A.E. forced Canada to scramble to make alternative arrangements when it staged its pullout of personnel and equipment from Kandahar last year.Al Nahyan credited Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird with helping repair relations since being appointed to his new post in May 2011. Standing next to Baird at a joint press conference, he called him “John” and “my friend.”When relations between the two countries originally hit rocky ground, Baird was Canada’s transport minister. Around the cabinet table, he found himself opposed to granting the U.A.E. airlines extra landing rights, a stance that pitted him against Defence Minister Peter MacKay, who wanted to protect Canada’s military interest in Camp Mirage.Baird said Tuesday “we were at a difficult point in our relationship” when he became foreign minister, but that Al Nahyan reached out to him after he was appointed Canada’s top diplomat.Since then, Baird has attended a high-level international symposium in the U.A.E., while his Emirati counterpart’s visit Tuesday to Ottawa was his second in six months.Al Nahyan played down the fact that Canada still hasn’t yielded to the U.A.E.’s request for extra landing rights for its two airlines. He also said the cost of visas for Canadian travellers was being reduced, and might one day be phased out.The U.A.E. is Canada’s largest export market in the Middle East, and Baird made clear Tuesday the nuclear deal would boost volume.Uranium exports bring in a billion dollars annually to Canada’s nuclear industry, Baird said, and account for 21,000 jobs in the sector.“This agreement provides a number of opportunities for our countries to work together as strategic partners, and for Canadian companies to offer the full array of their equipment, services and uranium supply to the U.A.E.’s civilian nuclear market,” Baird said.Al Nahyan said the U.A.E. is partnering with South Korea to build four reactors, the first of which is to come on line in 2017. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
A Brock researcher whose work supports our understanding of degenerative brain diseases has been recognized for her potential as an international leader in her area of study.Gaynor Spencer, associate professor of Biological Sciences, is one of only 125 researchers across the country awarded funding under the Discovery Accelerator Supplement program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).“My goal is help the knowledge base of how (retinoic acid) is acting at a cellular level,” said Spencer, who works with the nervous system cells of the Lymnaea stagnalis, or fresh-water snail.Gaynor SpencerThe research on invertebrates can be applied to vertebrates, eventually at a human level, she said. Deficiencies in retinoic acid have been implicated in degenerative disorders of the brain, such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, and in certain cancers, and in Vitamin A deficiency. Researchers are searching for ways to prevent degeneration of neurons in the brain and study factors that may one day help in producing a regenerative process.One particular application for Spencer’s research is in the area of Vitamin A deficiency, which can affect pregnancy development.“Understanding the role of retinoic acid, which comes from Vitamin A, helps us better understand the problems associated with Vitamin A deficiency,” Spencer said.Researchers like Spencer are “making important impacts on our understanding of disease processes that will ultimately lead to treatments, and even cures, for devastating diseases,” said Ian Brindle, Vice-President Research.Initially, Spencer’s work was one of more than 11,000 researchers to receive funding under the NSERC Discovery Grants competition. But her work captured the interest of the peer-review panel awarding the Accelerator funding. Her Discovery grant is worth more than $300,000 over five years, while the Accelerator grant will add an additional $120,000 over three years to update aging equipment and increase the student and technician staff in her lab at Brock. Spencer’s lab includes several master’s and PhD-level students.According to NSERC, the program allocates extra funds to provide substantial, timely support to outstanding researchers who show strong potential to become international leaders. Gary Goodyear, federal minister of State (Science and Technology), delivered the funding announcement at an event in New Brunswick.Link:• Researcher of the month: Gaynor Spencer | The Brock News
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Les Polonais, plus gros mangeurs de fruits et légumes d’EuropeUne récente étude européenne révèle que les Polonais sont les plus gros consommateurs de fruits et légumes en Europe. Les Français eux, n’arrivent qu’en 9e position.Si les spécialistes ne cessent de rappeler l’importance d’avoir une alimentation riche en fruits et légumes, il semblerait que les Français aient encore des progrès à faire dans ce domaine. Une étude du Conseil européen de l’information sur l’alimentation (EUFIC) menée dans dix-neuf pays a en effet établi le classement des mangeurs de végétaux. D’après les données révélées, la France ne pointerait qu’en 9e position, avec 342 grammes de fruits et légumes par jour loin derrière… la Pologne qui elle, arrive en tête du classement.À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Réputés pour leur goût de la charcuterie et des saucisses, les Polonais seraient en fait de gros mangeurs de fruits et légumes avec 577 grammes de fruits et légumes par jour. Juste derrière, viennent ensuit les Italiens avec 452 grammes quotidiens. La place de mauvais élèves revient aux Islandais avec seulement 186 grammes par jour, derrière les Suédois (237 grammes) et les Tchèques (253 grammes).”Il n’y a qu’en Pologne, en Allemagne, en Autriche et en Italie que la recommandation de consommer 400 grammes de fruits et légumes par jour a été suivie”, souligne ainsi cette étude publiée sur le site web de l’EUFIC et relayée par 7sur7. Toutefois, outre les recommandations en vigueur, la géographie jouerait également un rôle important d’après l’EUFIC. “Au nord, la consommation de légumes crus, riches en vitamines, est plus grande, tandis que les soupes de légumes sont la principale source de légumes au sud”, précise l’étude. Au vu de tels résultats, le Conseil européen met donc en garde “les Européens qui ne respecteraient pas les recommandations de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (400 grammes quotidiens au minimum)” contre les risques de pathologies telles que le cancer ou les maladies cardiovasculaires.Le 19 janvier 2012 à 19:25 • Maxime Lambert
Chasse à la baleine : Sea Shepherd clame sa victoire contre les baleiniers japonaisLes navires de l’ONG Sea Shepherd sont revenus victorieux de leur lutte contre les navires de chasse à la baleine japonais. Selon eux, les baleiniers n’auraient pu pêcher qu’un nombre bien inférieur de cétacés comparé à ce qu’ils avaient prévu.Trois navires de l’ONG écologiste Sea Shepherd, le Steve Irwin, le Bob Barker et le Sam Simon ont accosté mercredi en Australie, après avoir passé plusieurs mois en mer. Ils étaient partis à la fin 2012 pour mener leur lutte annuelle contre les baleiniers japonais partis chasser le rorqual en Antarctique. Et il semblerait que cette année, la lutte se soit achevée par une victoire. En effet, selon l’ONG, les navires japonais n’auront cette année pêché que 75 baleines de Minke alors qu’ils prévoyaient d’en harponner un millier. “Grâce à Sea Shepherd Australie et son valeureux équipage, des centaines de baleines vont pouvoir tranquillement continuer leur voyage vers le Nord au lieu d’être envoyées à Tokyo en petits morceaux”, a commenté Bob Brown, Président de Sea Shepherd Australie cité par l’ONG. “Il s’agit d’une victoire historique pour Sea Shepherd Australie et pour toutes les personnes qui nous supportent. Nous sommes fiers d’avoir mené cette campagne pour la défense des baleines au sein du Sanctuaire et d’avoir réussi, malgré l’absence des autorités australiennes, à faire respecter la décision de la Cour Fédérale australienne”, a indiqué de son côté Jeff Hansen, Directeur Sea Shepherd Australie.Une lutte victorieuse qui a fait de nombreux dégâts Celui-ci a également ajouté : “Je salue le courage de tous nos membres d’équipage et de nos capitaines, et suis totalement écœuré par le comportement des baleiniers Japonais et de leur gouvernement, qui n’ont aucun respect pour aucune forme d’espèce vivante, ni pour les lois australiennes et internationales”. Les navires de l’ONG portent tous des cicatrices qui témoignent des violents affrontements auxquels ils se sont livrés contre les navires-harponneurs nippons. Les dégâts sont estimés à un million de dollars australiens (environ 805.000 euros) et Sea Shepherd et l’Institut japonais de recherche sur les cétacés s’accusent mutuellement d’abordage en pleine mer. Le capitaine du Bob Barker, Peter Hammarstedt, estime que cette campagne a été à la fois la plus fructueuse et la plus dangereuse de toutes celles menées jusqu’alors, depuis neuf ans. “Ça a été une longue campagne, certainement la plus dangereuse jusqu’à présent. Les baleiniers japonais n’avaient jamais été aussi agressifs, irresponsables et violents”, a-t-il indiqué à son débarquement à Melbourne. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Mon bateau porte les cicatrices de la bataille et ces cicatrices ont été causées par des baleiniers japonais illégaux qui tuent des baleines sans autorisation dans les eaux territorialesaustraliennes de l’Antarctique”, a-t-il ajouté. Les Japonais ne renonceront pas aux baleines Néanmoins, malgré la maigre pêche que les baleiniers ont pu faire, le ministre japonais de l’Agriculture et des pêches, Yoshimasa Hayashi, a prévenu que Tokyo entendait continuer de harponner les baleines dans l’Antarctique. Une position dont le ministre avait déjà fait part au cours des dernières semaines en affirmant que l’activité faisait partie de la culture japonaise. Quant au quatrième navire de l’organisation, le Brigitte Bardot, celui-ci se trouve dans un endroit non communiqué, avec à son bord son fondateur, le Canadien Paul Watson, recherché par Interpol car accusé par le Costa Rica d’avoir mis en danger un équipage lors d’une opération contre la chasse aux requins en 2002. De son côté, le ministre australien de la Justice, Mark Dreyfus, a fait savoir que Paul Watson n’encourait pas de poursuites en Australie. Le 20 mars 2013 à 16:22 • Maxime Lambert
$999 Apple iPhone XS Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice After Apex Legends’ launch on Feb. 4, the game gained 10 million players in the first 72 hours. Then the game reached 25 million players in a week. Apex Legends is a success as EA takes on Epic’s Fortnite: Battle Royale in the free-to-play, battle royale category. Fortnite, first released in 2017, counted 200 million players late last year.Electronic Arts and Epic didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Comment Boost Mobile $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See It Read the Rylo camera preview Tags 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. $299 at Amazon Best Buy 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. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Tags Read DJI Osmo Action preview 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. 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. $999 Chris Monroe/CNET See at Amazon Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Angela Lang/CNET Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $210 at Best Buy See it Thank you to the 50 million players that have shown up in the first month since Apex Legends launched! You have all made this something special and there’s much more to come! pic.twitter.com/EoDcjF5q9E— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) March 4, 2019 $6 at Tidal $60 at Best Buy What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sprint $155 at Google Express HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Apex Legends has reached 50 million players. Apex Legends Apex Legends appears to be taking the free-to-play game world by storm. Respawn CEO Vince Zampella on Monday shared in a tweet that the game reached 50 million players in the first month since its launch in February. Respawn, which is part of industry giant Electronic Arts, made Apex Legends and its predecessor, Titanfall. Zampella also said “there’s much more to come.” Comments Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Read Google Home Hub review $520 at HP See It Read the AirPods review $999 Share your voice Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sarah Tew/CNET 1 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See at Turo CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Gaming Video Games,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. 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Researchers say more than half the ice locked up in glaciers could be gone by the end of the century. A new study published in the journal Frontiers of Earth Science says the resulting runoff could raise the earth’s oceans three inches or more. The study suggests fisheries and hydro-electric dams could also be impacted by the change.Download Audio
NEW DELHI: On Saturday, in the Mehrauli area of South Delhi, a 35-year-old man was arrested for murdering his wife and three children at their residence. The mother-in-law of the man had spotted the bodies in the morning and informed the neighbours, who called the police instantly. Upendra Shukla, a private tutor, was found in the same room along with the dead bodies, said his mother-in-law. Also Read – Who is your CM candidate, AAP asks BJP Advertise With Us Police have said that, with the help of a knife he had slit the throat of his wife, two minor daughters and son. His eldest daughter was seven-years-old while the son was two years younger. Upendra also murdered his two-month-old daughter. According to initial interrogation, it has been indicated that, due to a financial crisis Upendra committed the murders as he was depressed. Also Read – Charge sheet against AAP MLA Gulab Singh Advertise With Us The DCP of South, Vijay Kumar said that, police received the information at 7:10 AM in the morning. He said Upendra murdered his children and wife at night. Upendra also wrote a note admitting that he has committed the crime. “Upendra Shukla was staying in Mehrauli with his family and used to give private tuition. He murdered his wife and 3 children by slitting their throats. The knife used for committing the murders has been recovered. He has written a note admitting to the crime,” Kumar said.
Deepika Padukone with her wax statuePR HandoutBollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone unveiled her prestigious Statue of Purpose at Madame Tussauds in London on Thursday.Deepika dedicated her statue to her foundation and believes as she stands for her foundation, her statue too will communicate the same.As soon as the actress unveiled her wax statue via an Instagram Live, internet went into tizzy as #StatueOfPurpose saw a strong India trend. Fans across the globe couldn’t keep calm and kept showering love and wishes for the global star.Deepika has time and again advocated mental illness by creating awareness about the significance of mental health and has been striving to get rid of the stigma revolving around various mental diseases.Coming forth and talking about her depression in public, the actress has proven to be an inspiration to young and old alike who are restrained from speaking up due to societal pressure. Not just the actress voices her opinions and beliefs at various public forums but also runs a foundation ‘Live Laugh Love’ to signify mental health at every step.Expressing her thoughts, Deepika Padukone said, “As a little girl, I was a very curious kid, for me, purpose is something that is very important. However, big or small, whatever I am doing in my life, purpose and why we do what we do is very important to me. After I got a call from Madame Tussauds, I thought what is the purpose of this, why are we doing this, or what is it that my fans will remember me for, remember my figure for, what is it that I would like to leave behind, and the cause of mental health is very close to my heart, it is something that I am extremely passionate about. I said that’s it, I would like for my fans when they see my figure I hope it reminds them of someone who did something for the cause of mental illness, who worked towards creating awareness and destigmatizing mental illness. I hope that it gives people a sense of upliftment and a sense of hope. I hope that message comes through.”The Queen of box office is not just loved and admired in India but also has her global imprints. Owing to the unfathomable fan base of the actress around the world, the Statue of Purpose features Deepika in the elegant and graceful Cannes look.The dignified actress swept the onlookers off their feet as she dazzled in her peekaboo outfit bringing a touch of old-world glamour to her ensemble, it was the extended floor-length cape and the plunging neckline that made it an outstanding look.Deepika is a global phenomenon and an eye-catcher when it comes to her red carpet looks. Be it the exceptional Cannes look of origami hot-pink, frilly gown, green thigh-high slit gown with a long trail, or her mesmerizing MET Gala looks.With an exceptional body of work and box office numbers to her credit, Deepika Padukone is invariably the most versatile and reliable actress of the Indian Film industry. Treating the audience with impeccable acting skills and heart-tugging performances film after film, Deepika Padukone is one of the rare actors who can express with just her eyes.Garnering awards after awards, Deepika has delivered strong, powerful, and independent characters over the years and has emerged as the most bankable actresses ever with humungous films mounted on her shoulders.After the tremendous success of her last outing Padmaavat, Deepika became the first actress to deliver Rs 300 crore film with a female solo lead.Deepika is currently gearing up for her first production venture which will have her essaying the role of an acid attack victim. The actress believes the story needs to be told and has bankrolled her maiden production to put forth a strong, brave, courageous and independent female character.
Pulwama: The site on on the Srinagar-Jammu highway where 20 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed and 15 others injured in an audacious suicide attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Feb 14, 2019. All the injured have been shifted to the Army’s Base Hospital in Srinagar.IANSFive CRPF soldiers were killed and three others were seriously injured in a major suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday. A militant also died in the fidayeen attack.Sources told International Business Times, India, that a group of militants attacked a police patrolling party at the busy KP Road and there could be more casualties.The Station House Officer of the Anantnag police station was also injured. This is the major terror attack after the suicide bombing on a bus ferrying CRPF soldiers in Pulwama district on February 14. All the injured soldiers have been rushed to BB Cantonment hospital in Srinagar.The wiped out-militant outfit Al-Umar Mujahideen has claimed responsibility of the attack. Al-Umar is headed by Mushtaq Latram, a Kashmiri militant who was released by the government along with Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar during the 1999 Indian Airlines plane hijacking. (This is a developing story and will be updated soon)
Saima Wazed HossainSaima Wazed Hossain has been awarded the International Champion Award for her committed support to autism care and research and for creating awareness globally about the needs of the people affected by neuro-developmental disorder.Shema Kolainu, a New York based School and Center for Children with Autism, awarded Saima for her relentless and innovative works for the wellbeing of the persons with autism, said a press release from the permanent mission of Bangladesh in the UN received in Dhaka on Wednesday.Established in 1998 Shema Kolainu is the first school and centre for children in Autism in New York. Currently, around one thousand children benefit from Shema Kolainu’s centre and home-based services and programmes, available to children on the autism spectrum from all communities, irrespective of their culture creed and faith in all five boroughs of New York City.Saima, daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Member WHO’s Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health and Chairperson of National Advisory Committee on Autism of Bangladesh, has been the inspirational figure at the international level who have devoted themselves for the question of Autism.Ambassador and permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Masud Bin Momen received the award from Shema Kolainu and its international affiliate ‘ICare4Autism’ on behalf of Saima at a ceremony held Tuesday at the Princeton Club during an annual legislative breakfast. ambassador Masud also read out a message of Saima at the award giving ceremony.’I am honoured by this recognition by Shema Kolainu”, Saima said in her message.She also noted that she is working towards creating such well-planned comprehensive training for both care givers and other professionals in Bangladesh and the slushy East Asia region.”Autism transcends all religious, cultural and socio-economic boundaries so services and programmes are needed to as well,” said.While accepting the award ambassador Masud said under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in ensuring the rights and well-being of persons with autism and other neuro- developmental disorders.Earlier WHO declared Saima Wazed Hossain a “globally renowned champion for the cause of autism spectrum disorder”. Last month WHO South-East Asia Region had appointed Saima Wazed Hossain as ‘goodwill ambassador for autism’ in the region of 11 countries.Saima facilitated the ‘Thimphu Declaration’ on autism and other neuro- developmental disorders at an international conference in Bhutan in April 2017.In recognition of her work for advancing autism in Bangladesh, the WHO South- East Asia Regional Office had honoured her with the Excellence in Public Health Award in September 2014. Her efforts in adopting Dhaka Declaration and formation of the South Asian Autism Network (SAAN) brought autism to the forefront in our region and beyond.At the award giving ceremony, ambassador Masud also noted that Bangladesh took lead in the adoption of the first UN General Assembly Resolution 67/82 entitled, ‘Addressing the Socio-economic Needs of Individuals, Families and Societies living with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities’ on 12 December 2012.He said Bangladesh can indeed take pride in the kind of national awareness and planning as well as international advocacy for autism that it has invested in over the last few years.Globally, autism affects about 160 in 10,000 people. Children with autism in low-and middle-income countries often do not get the medical attention and care they need.Besides Saima, New York city council member Brad Lander, council member Mark Levine, Jennie Berger from community lioison Office of New York City council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and a nine years old Autistic boy Colbi Heard also received award.Colbi Heard saved a toddler from drowning at a community pool in Florida when Colbi noticed a young boy struggling to swim and Colbi rescued the boy from the water, saving his life before any adults had even noticed the incident.The Art works of Autistic Children of Shema Kolainu, a school and Center for Children with Autism have been given as the award to all the award winners.
When Steve Ballmer announced he was stepping down as CEO of Microsoft, the obvious question of who would replace him was asked. One name that kept coming up was Stephen Elop, who has done such a fine job positioning Nokia for acquisition by Microsoft. That was the plan all along, right?In the run up to finding out that Satya Nadella, not Elop, would become Microsoft’s third CEO, it was stated that Elop planned big changes to Microsoft if he got the top job. Those changes would be focused around Office and expanding its presence to many more platforms. He also put the future of both Bing and the Xbox business in question. Bing would possibly be shutdown, and Xbox? Sold off as a division.Selling off Xbox sounded crazy to me, mainly because Xbox devices are Microsoft’s portal into the living room and the main family TV in homes. So I’m sure many Xbox fans sighed with relief when Elop got passed over for the CEO role. However, while he can’t now sell off the Xbox vision, he’s being given the job of running it.Julie Larson-Green, the current head of Microsoft’s Devices and Studios division, has announced she is moving to become Chief Experience Officer of the My Life & Work team. Her replacement will be Stephen Elop once the Nokia acquisition has been finalized, meaning he’ll be in charge of Xbox, Surface, and general hardware such as keyboards, mice, and game controllers.Although I’m sure Elop will now sing the praises of the Xbox One and come up with a strategy for taking on the PS4 in coming years, it must have taken a bit of adjustment for him. If he truly did want to sell off the Xbox business, then he’s being forced to look at it from a fresh and positive stance. That may not actually be a bad thing depending on what ideas he now comes up with.[Image credit: Alessio Jacona on Flickr]
If it’s been a while since you last looked at your own website, take the time now to identify the top three things you want visitors to do as a result of visiting your site. Write these items down, followed by scheduling a meeting with your web team to review the current site. You may be surprised by what you see.How have you revamped your website to attract more eyeballs? Leave a comment and let us know. March 14, 2012 Logos: Visitors spent about 6.48 seconds focused on this most identifiable portion of a site. Navigation menus: Users spend almost as long (6.44 seconds) studying the menu on a webpage. Search box: This area kept visitors’ attention for more than 6 seconds. Links to social utilities: The fact that participants in the study focused on social-media icons for 5.95 seconds reveals just how important it is for your business to offer opportunities for customers to engage with your brand and other customers. Primary image: Visitors perused the main photo or graphic on the page for 5.94 seconds. Written content: This element took up 5.59 seconds of their time. Bottom of the page: That’s where users ended up, engaged for about 5.25 seconds in that location. min read Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Listen Now Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. If you think any old website will do for your business, read this.It takes less than two-tenths of a second for an online visitor to form a first opinion of your brand once they’ve perused your company’s website, according to researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. And it takes just another 2.6 seconds for that viewer’s eyes to concentrate in a way that reinforces that first impression.Given that tight timeframe, making a good first impression should be among your first orders of business. To that end, the Missouri S&T study results might help you and your web designer determine which elements of your website are most important to those viewing the pages. The researchers employed eye-tracking software and an infrared camera to monitor study participant’s eye movements as they perused the test website pages.The analysis of eye movement garnered from the data helped these researchers determine how long people focus on specific portions of a web page before moving on to another part of the page. These sections included the navigation menu, logo, photos, images and social-media icons. Also important, according to the research team, is the selection of color and images to a web page’s design.Study participants were asked to rate sites on the basis of visual appeal and design factors during an average of 20 seconds spent on each of 25 websites. The sections sparking the most interest included: Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
ANA receives first A380 from AirbusAll Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, has received the first of its three Airbus A380 aircraft. ANA and Airbus held a ceremony in Toulouse, France to mark the handover of the plane as well as acknowledge the importance of the airline’s relationship with Airbus. Media events are also scheduled to take place in Japan after the aircraft touches down at Narita airport.ANA’s new Airbus A380 will enter service on May 24th, traveling between Narita and Honolulu, Hawaii. The airplane is designed to provide maximum comfort to up to 520 passengers on this popular route with its premium layout seating. The upper deck is home to eight First Class suites, 56 Business Class seats that convert to fully flat beds and 73 Premium Economy seats. The main deck will have 383 Economy Class seats, including 60 couch seats. This makes ANA the first in Japan to introduce a couch seat concept. Each couch is comprised of three or four seats and passengers are able to lie on the seats by folding up the leg rests. In addition to expanded passenger space, the aircraft offers heightened internet options as well as other advanced in-flight entertainment features“We will commit all three of our Airbus A380 to the Tokyo Honolulu route with the goal of introducing a new level of luxury service to our passengers flying ANA on the number one resort route for Japanese travelers,” said Shinya Katanozka, President and CEO of ANA HOLDINGS INC. “We believe the A380 will become a game changer for ANA and will enable us to increase our market share by doubling the number of seats connecting Honolulu and Tokyo by 2020. The FLYING HONU is designed to offer unprecedented comfort and convenience and a world of new possibilities to ANA passengers, something that would not have been possible without the combined efforts of the Airbus and Rolls-Royce teams working closely with the dedicated professionals at ANA.”“Airbus is proud to deliver this beautiful and iconic aircraft to ANA. Offering unrivalled levels of passenger comfort, the A380 will enable ANA to increase its capacity on the busy route to Hawaii with maximum efficiency,” said Airbus CEO Thomas Enders. “We are confident that the aircraft will be highly successful in service with ANA and are committed to providing full support to the airline all along the way.”ANA’s first Airbus A380 sports bold Hawaiian Sky Blue Flying Honu-inspired livery. The second A380 plane will boast Hawaiian Ocean Emerald Green livery and is expected to roll out of the paint shop on March 25, 2019.About ANAFollowing the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation six years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years – 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 80 international routes and 118 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.Source = All Nippon Airways
Luke NguyenVietnam Airlines In a bid to further promote Vietnamese culture and cuisine to the world, Vietnam Airlines has signed a three year contract with Luke Nguyen, who will develop eight of his own culinary creations to be introduced on the Business Class menus of all flights departing Australia to Vietnam. Creating a dish that tastes good up in the air and appeals to both continents is no mean feat, according to Nguyen, who is currently looking for new ideas to spice up the airline’s culinary offering.“Menu planning sky high is very complex. We lose about 15 to 20 per cent of our taste at 50,000ft and finding a food offering that has authentic Vietnamese flavours to suit different passengers isn’t easy. I look forward to the challenge.“The Vietnam Airlines collaboration is a very exciting partnership for me. I’ve always been impressed with how much pride they take in providing top quality cuisine – so for my dishes to take off in such a big way is pretty special. I’m already dreaming up my next idea for the airline.”