APTN National NewsGood news greeted the Yukon’s education system this year.A record number of graduates are going into the summer with a high school diploma.APTN’s Shirley McLean reports.
Rabat – Will Younes Belhanda’s unpopularity in Turkey make him leave for the Emirates? During the past few weeks, the Atlas Lion has been struggling to find his place in his club, Galatasaray. According to Turkish media Habertuk, the 28-year-old midfielder will soon join the Emirati club of Al Ahli Dubai which has courted him for weeks. The transfer window will end October 2. The Emirati club is ready to offer €6 million to Younes Belhanda. Having been set aside by his club, the Moroccan football player may seriously consider the offer. Last week, the Turkish Football Federation punished Belhanda by suspending him for three games, after he was given a red card for violently kicking an opponent. Following Galatasaray’s 4-0 loss in the same game, Belhanda faced angry fans in the airport who blamed him for the loss. One of the disappointed fans shouted at Belhanda: “Go home.”Irritated by the comment, Herve Renard’s player harshly insulted the fan in Darija (Moroccan Arabic). Belhanda’s insults were recorded, posted online, and the video soon went viral.During this summer, Belhanda was linked with several prestigious European clubs such as Crystal Palace, OGC Nice, and Borussia Dortmund.However, the football player has expressed several times his wish to stay with his club, saying that he is happy with life in Turkey. The Moroccan star had impressed at Galatasaray last season, helping the team claim league triumph by providing ten assists and scoring three goals.Belhanda, who joined Galatasaray from Ukraine’s Dynamo Kyiv in 2017, is formally under contract with his current Turkish side until 2021.
During his meetings with President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and other key leaders there, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenca cited the UN’s readiness to continue the facilitation process, depending on the developments on the ground and the willingness of the parties.Mr. Jenca also underscored the importance of building trust, including through strengthening independent democratic institutions and reforming the judiciary during the meetings, which revealed that the UN “is a trusted partner for all parties.” The UN official also welcomed the President’s recent invitation to all parliamentarian parties for political talks, a call reiterated by the President during the meeting. He also met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Dunya Maumoon and discussed, regional cooperation in South Asia, preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit, irregular migration and refugee flows, as well as the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.His itinerary included meetings with Attorney General Mohamed Anil, Minister for Legal Affairs Azima Shakoor, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, the judges of the Supreme Court, the Human Rights Commission, civil society organisations and representatives of the diplomatic community. Mr. Jenca also conducted separate meetings with all parliamentary political parties, members of both the ruling coalition and the opposition, namely Adhaalath Party (AP), Jumhooree Party (JP), Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), Maldivian Development Alliance (MDA), and Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).The senior UN political official’s visit took place at the invitation of the Government of Maldives as a follow up to the request made last year by President Yameen to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to assist the Government on dialogue with the opposition political parties. Mr. Jenca conveyed appreciation for Maldives’ commitment to the work of the UN in its 50 years of membership, citing the island nation’s role in such important global issues such as the adoption and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the climate change pact, known as Paris Agreement.
Batting average.424.282 Average SLG.553.361 That stubbornness proved to be Howard’s downfall. Against the shift, Howard posted a batting average of .282 and slugged .361, good for a weighted runs created plus that was 29 percent worse than average. When he wasn’t staring down the shift, Howard was a fearsome hitter with a .424 batting average, a .553 slugging percentage and a wRC+ 62 percent better than average (that wRC+ is identical to the one he posted in 2006, his MVP year).The trouble for Howard was that the no-shift version of him seldom got a chance to shine, because teams almost always shifted against him. From 2010 (the first year for which we have shift data) to 2016, Howard had only 224 plate appearances where he did not face the shift, compared to 1699 with it on. Every team that adopted the shift started off by employing it against big, slow, pull-happy hitters like Howard. As a result, Howard saw more shifts than anyone except David Ortiz, another hitter with the same weaknesses.Ortiz made an effort to adapt; Howard kept plugging away the way he always had. In the first eight years of his MLB career, Howard produced 21.6 wins above replacement.2Using the FanGraphs version of that stat. Over his final five seasons — a period during which use of the defensive shift increased exponentially — Howard was worth an astonishing 2.2 wins below replacement. Injuries also limited his productivity, but even when he was healthy, he was ineffective. As a slow, defensively-challenged first baseman, he relied on his bat to be useful. When the shift neutralized Howard’s hitting, he lost his value to a major league roster.We can never know the true toll the shift exacted on Howard’s production, but we can estimate it: I asked the makers of a simulation game called Out Of The Park Baseball to create a version of MLB without the shift. (Just imagine a universe in which baseball commissioner Rob Manfred managed to outlaw the tactic.) Then I had them replay Howard’s career three times, starting from 2009,3Howard’s last great real-life season. to get a range of outcomes for his final résumé.In a league without shifts, Howard is a completely different player. In the three simulations, Howard finished with an average career batting line of .272/.355/.527, far better than his actual career numbers of .258/.343/.515. Of course, league-wide run-scoring is generally a bit higher4About 3-7 percent. in the shift-free game, but even after adjusting for a higher offensive baseline, Howard racked up an on-base plus slugging percentage that was 40 percent better than league average. In the simulations, that offensive production won him between one and five more All-Star selections.In this world, Howard’s gaudy offensive stats and numerous league-leading totals make him a bona fide Hall of Fame candidate. In order to estimate his chances, I used the same logistic regression model I employed to look at David Ortiz’s case last year, using a player’s Jaffe WAR Score system (JAWS) rating5A method, developed by sabermetrician Jay Jaffe, that tries to balance a player’s career and peak wins above replacement when assessing his career. to predict his odds of Hall of Fame induction. Each of the three hypothetical Howards had between a 10 and 55 percent chance of achieving baseball’s highest honor: Ryan Howard with and without the shift, 2010-16 Average wRC+16271 NO SHIFTSHIFT Runs above average+17.1-52.4 Runs above average totals all the runs a player’s hitting generated relative to an average player who had the same number of plate appearances. Shift data is tracked only on balls in play.Source: Fangraphs It wasn’t too long ago that former Phillies great Ryan Howard was a fixture in MVP discussions, atop league leaderboards and on lists of the game’s most marketable stars. But the slugger’s once-promising career is all but over now, after the Atlanta Braves released him in early May.1Howard’s slash line with the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate was tragic: .184/.238/.263.On the surface, Howard’s fall doesn’t seem completely atypical of a plodding slugger. But his abrupt decline had less to do with aging or ineffectiveness than it did a specific tactic sweeping through baseball during the back half of his career. The defensive shift ended Howard’s career, and it might have cost him a shot at the Hall of Fame as well.When the shift is on, defenders move from one side of the infield to the other to give themselves a better chance at cutting off batted balls from hitters who consistently drive the ball in one direction. Howard was a great candidate for the maneuver because he pulled groundballs 66.5 percent of the time, compared to this year’s league average of 53.8. While some hitters try to overcome the shift with well-timed bunts or tactical changes, Howard always stubbornly refused. “All you can do is continue to swing,” Howard said in a 2015 interview with MLB.com. So even in a world without the shift, Howard was hardly a lock for Cooperstown. But like Ortiz, he could have benefited from some hallmark achievements and postseason success. For example, in one of the simulations, Howard hit 547 homers — only 10 first basemen have ever passed the 500 home run mark, and seven of them are either already in the Hall or likely to make it there. In that same universe, Howard’s Phillies won two more championships as he racked up multiple playoff series MVPs, no doubt earning a reputation as a postseason hero. In that world, it’s hard to imagine how Howard doesn’t make the Hall of Fame.Nothing is certain in baseball, not even in simulations of it. Without the shift, maybe Howard’s knees would still have given out, or maybe pitchers would have found another way to frustrate him. (Then again, maybe not having to worry about the shift would free Howard up to improve his offense even more, allowing him to finish his career more like Jim Thome or David Ortiz.) Either way, a world without the newest defensive tactics would have at least given the big slugger a chance at Cooperstown, which is more than most players can boast.But although Howard succumbed to the shift, his demise also tells us about the future of the tactic — and why its effectiveness might eventually tail off. When modern teams first started realigning the infield, there were plenty of obvious candidates who would be vulnerable to its effects. But as players like Howard get pushed out of the league by the shift, there will be fewer and fewer hitters on whom it can be used so effectively. Eventually, the rewards of slick defensive positioning will shrink; like most tactics in baseball, the shift will have diminishing returns.Had Howard’s career started a decade later, he might have had to cope with the shift in the minors and found a way to adapt. As it was, he came up as the shift was rising, and it probably cost him a long career and a chance at the Hall of Fame.CLARIFICATION (June 6, 6:20 p.m.): Shift data is tracked only on balls in play. The table has been updated to include this information, which was previously omitted.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHotel owner to stand trial for 2018 murder of neighbourMay 7, 2019In “Court”Subryanville hotel killing: Magistrate recuses self from presiding over caseSeptember 15, 2018In “Court”Hotel owner placed on $1.5M bail over shooting death of Kitty manAugust 8, 2018In “Court” …remanded to prisonProprietor of Tourist Villa Hotel, Erwin Bacchus, of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, who was initially charged with manslaughter for the shooting death of his neighbour Jason De Florimonte, is now facing a murder charge.Bacchus made his first court appearance last month and was released on $1.5M bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.However, during today’s hearing the manslaughter charge was withdrawn and instituted with a charge of murder to which he was not required to plead.According to presiding Magistrate Judy Latchman who re-read the charge to Bacchus, the withdrawal was recommended by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) after the findings into the matter were completed.However, Bacchus’s attorney Nigel Hughes argued that the decision made by the DPP was nothing but an “abuse of power”.Further, Hughes argued that it was the deceased who armed himself with a knife and a rolling pin and attacked the handyman who ran for cover inside the residence of the accused.It was at that time that the defendant, who was licenced to carry a firearm, allegedly fired two warning shots.Hughes further noted that the deceased told his client that he didn’t care and continued pursuing the handyman.During the ordeal, it is alleged that De Florimonte attempted to stab Bacchus with the knife when he (Bacchus) shot him several times about his body.Magistrate Latchman however, remanded Bacchus to prison. The matter will continue Tuesday.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers informed the court that matter is ready for a new date for commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry in which 20 witnesses will be called.On the day of the killing, 30-year-old, De Florimonte of Lot 96 Fifth Avenue Subryanville, Kitty, Georgetown was reportedly assaulting his girlfriend in front of his home when the hotel’s handyman intervened.However, this angered the now dead man who pursued the handyman to the hotel where he was shot multiple times.
Leveraging digital technology is said to be key to participating in the next wave of economic growth. At the very least using it will allow mines, process plants and other industrial operations to reduce operating costs. Fanie Steyn, Manager Rotating Machines at Zest WEG Group, says one of the areas that stands to be most impacted is predictive maintenance. “This is where access to accurate data can be used to increase production efficiency and reduce downtime, and for the first time industry will be able to do this remotely with electric motor installations,” he says.WEG Motor Scan is a brand new solution available from Zest WEG Group that facilitates remote monitoring of electric motor installations. This innovative technology allows engineers and maintenance personnel to make informed decisions about the health of installed motors and react accordingly, depending on the data captured.WEG Motor Scan monitors motor data, stores it in the cloud for access via App and an IoT platform.Steyn says that the WEG Motor Scan solution uses Industry 4.0’s digital technology including the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics. The technology allows for the monitoring of running hours, measurement of vibration and surface temperature as well as providing data on speed and start/stop time. The load and efficiency will be included in the second phase. Data is extracted via Bluetooth using a smart device with the innovative app that is available on android and iOS phones and tablets. Users can also access the data on laptops and desktops via a dedicated web portal.Powerful analytics help to process the data and predict pending failures or hidden problems based on frequency spectrum analysis. Warning levels are pre-set based on acceptable baselines of temperature/vibration and sophisticated software is able to plot performance curves with the captured data. The data is sent to the cloud for storage facilitating fast access and more accurate decision making.“Using the WEG Motor Scan solution minimises the requirement to manually collect and monitor data, and it eliminates the guesswork from preventative maintenance routines,” he explains. “This removes the inefficiency of reactive maintenance and assists in minimising motor failure.”WEG Motor Scan solution is currently available for frame sizes from 63 to 450, providing this innovative monitoring solution for motors ranging from 0.18 kW up to 1,250 kW. It can be fitted on newly manufactured motors or retrofitted to existing installations. The sensor itself is battery powered and has an estimated life span of three years. It is designed to work in ambient temperatures ranging from minus 40°C up to 80°C, has a protection rating of IP66 and can operate in Zone 1 areas with a T4 temperature rating.Offering optimum flexibility, the sensor can be used on direct online starting as well as variable speed drive (VSD) applications.“This is a major value add for our customers and the market and will in reality set a new benchmark in predictive maintenance,” Steyn concludes.
IRISH WATER HAS confirmed that measures are taken to protect the pipe network, but added that there is nothing that can be done about driveways being blocked and equipment being left on streets.In recent years, the price of copper has risen, making copper piping a target for scrap thieves. With so much excavation to install water meters, there had been some worry that thieves would target the pipe network.However, Irish Water has moved to assure the public that there have been no reports of any thefts.“The contractors are responsible for the safety and security of the works. The contractor backfills the excavation each evening and then permanently reinstates it within three working days therefore underground pipes are not exposed.“Irish Water has not received any reports regarding the theft of any underground pipework to date.”Problems had also been raised with contractors blocking access to driveways and streets, with construction equipment being left on roads.Irish Water says that some works may block driveways or footpaths, but that this cannot be helped.“This is unavoidable, but Irish Water is committed to keeping this disruption to a minimum and to ensuring that safe pedestrian access is kept to and from people’s homes while work is carried out.“There may be instances where access to driveways are blocked overnight to ensure that reinstatement is carried out to the highest level and to allow for the concrete to dry fully and that this is done in accordance with all relevant Health and Safety requirements.”Read: Barry Cowen to Phil Hogan: ‘You misled Dáil’. Hogan: ‘No, you did’Read: ‘No decision yet’ on extra water charges for families
THE GOVERNMENT WILL not oppose the medicinal cannabis bill due before the Dáil tomorrow, ensuring it will be passed.The bill is being proposed by AAA-PBP TDs Gino Kenny and Richard Boyd Barrett and seeks to regulate the use of cannabis for medical purposes.It had already garnered support from opposition parties and independent members of government but the decision by the Minister for Health Simon Harris not to block its path means that it will definitely proceed to committee stage.Announcing the government’s decision, Harris said that he has been “very clear” that he wants policy in the area reviewed.“I share the concerns of patients who believe that cannabis should be a treatment option for certain medical conditions and I recognise the urgency and worry they feel,” the minister said.The Oireachtas Health Committee recently heard evidence from the mother of an epilepsy sufferer who spoke about how treatment with cannabis-based products has reduced her daughter’s seizures dramatically.The minister has now requested that the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) provide him with scientific and clinical research to inform him about possible changes to the legal framework surrounding medicinal cannabis.The minister has, however, expressed some concerns about several elements contained in the bill: In particular it includes removing references to cannabis from the Misuse of Drugs Act which has the effect of making it legal for anyone to possess cannabis, including for recreational purposes.Harris also questioned the portions of the bills which propose the establishment of two new agencies to regulate medicinal cannabis.The bill proposes the establishment of a Cannabis Regulation Authority to “regulate the labelling, advertising and marketing of cannabis and cannabis-based products for medicinal use.”The bill also proposes a Cannabis Research Institute that would, among a number of functions, research the risks and benefits of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use.The institute would also cultivate cannabis and manufacture cannabis-based medicinal products.The minister said the HRPA would already been in a position to fulfill the role of the proposed agencies.Harris said that he met with deputies Kenny and Boyd Barrett yesterday and that they are willing to make amendments to the bill.The minister also said that the bill could be examined in greater detail in committee stage and as such the government would not “divide the Dáil” in opposing it.Read: ‘It’s time we got on with it’: Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it’s a runner >Read: 92% of Irish people believe that cannabis should be legalised when recommended by a doctor > Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 7:04 PM By Rónán Duffy Green light: The medicinal cannabis bill will be passed by the Dáil tomorrow The government will not be opposing an AAA-PBP bill. Share17495 Tweet Email9 107 Comments 69,788 Views Image: AP/Press Association Images Image: AP/Press Association Images http://jrnl.ie/3112096 Short URL Nov 30th 2016, 7:04 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Last month the community of St Anna on the Gold Coast hosted its sixth high tea event to raise money for its welfare fund.Held at the Hellenic Function Centre on Saturday 20 August, there were 120 people in attendance from across the state.Keen to aid the humanitarian cause, guests also enjoyed a presentation by guest speaker Dr John Zakos.The computer scientist and technology entrepreneur spoke on ‘The Power of Imagination: How Intelligent Machines are Changing our Lives Forever’, captivating his audience with an insight into what technology and artificial intelligence have in store for the future. Raised on the Gold Coast, Dr Zakos’ family continue to be active members of the St Anna community and were in attendance on the day, including his mother, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of St Anna, Thalia Zakos.Among those attending on the day were the Honorary Consul of Greece in Queensland, Jim Raptis; president of the Gold Coast Greek Community Sandra Voukelatos; Community benefactors Betty Vaggelas and Marika Palyaris; and festival sponsors George and Tsambica Manettas. The fun, insightful afternoon raised a total of $4,000, which will be used by the Ladies Auxiliary of St Anna to help the needy and families in distress. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Le Groenland, théâtre du plus vieux cratère au mondeUn cratère de 100 kilomètres de diamètre a été observé au Groenland par des chercheurs européens. Selon les scientifiques, il serait le fruit de la chute d’un astéroïde ou d’une comète massive, un milliard d’années avant toute collision connue sur Terre. Ce qui en ferait le plus vieux cratère au monde.”Le cratère le plus ancien avant cette récente découverte s’est formé il y a 2 milliards d’années, et du point de vue astronomique, les chances de trouver un impact encore plus vieux étaient très faibles”, expliquent les chercheurs du Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) de Copenhague, au Danemark.Suite à des impacts d’astéroïdes ou de comètes, des cratères géants peuvent être observés sur la Lune. Les collisions datent de 3 ou 4 milliards d’années. La communauté scientifique suppose que la Terre a subi de pareils impacts à la même période. Pour les retrouver, la tâche est ardue, ces cratères ont progressivement été érodés ou recouverts par des roches plus jeunes.Un milliard d’années de plus que le dôme de VredefortMais la chance a tourné pour une équipe de scientifiques du GEUS, de l’université de Cardiff au Pays de Galles, de l’université de Lund en Suède et de l’Institut des sciences planétaires de Moscou, en Russie. Un gigantesque cratère d’environ 100 kilomètres de diamètre a été retrouvé près de la région de Maniitsoq au Groenland. La collision remonterait selon les scientifiques à près de 3 milliards d’années.Jusque-là, 180 cratères d’impact ont été trouvés sur Terre. Environ 30% de ceux-ci recèlent des trésors cachés : des ressources naturelles, de gaz ou de pétrole. Le plus ancien d’entre eux se trouve en Afrique du Sud : il s’agit du dôme de Vredefort âgé, selon les estimations, de 2 milliards d’années et très érodé.Trois ans pour retrouver un cratère géant”Il nous a fallu trois ans pour convaincre nos collègues de la communauté scientifique, mais l’industrie minière s’est montrée plus réceptive”, déclare dans un communiqué le Dr. Iain McDonald de la Faculté des sciences terrestres et océaniques de l’université de Cardiff. “Depuis l’automne 2011, une société d’exploration canadienne utilise ce modèle d’impact pour explorer les dépôts de nickel et de platine à Maniitsoq”, souligne le chercheur.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le Dr. McDonald se félicite de cette découverte puisqu’en plus du potentiel des minéraux, “cette découverte unique implique que nous pouvons étudier les effets de la formation de cratères sur Terre en remontant des milliards d’années en arrière, ce qui était impossible auparavant”.Pour les scientifiques, la difficulté résidait dans la recherche du cratère, puisqu’en 3 milliards d’années, la Terre s’est érodée sur près de 25 kilomètres de profondeur par rapport à sa surface originelle. Les éléments externes et visibles de la structure d’impact ont disparu et recoller les morceaux de ce gigantesque puzzle s’est avéré bien complexe pour les géologues.”Ce processus était digne d’une histoire de Sherlock Holmes”, conclut le Dr. McDonald.Le 9 juillet 2012 à 20:00 • Maxime Lambert
Last winter took a toll on trails around Southwest Washington, and the Mount St. Helens Institute and the Washington Trails Association are asking for volunteers to help clean them up at the volcano.The two groups are collaborating and hosting volunteer trail work parties on some of the Mount St. Helens’ most popular trails. No prior experience is needed, and tools and instructions will be provided. Volunteers age 10 and above are welcome. Those between 10 and 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. Everyone under 18 needs parental consent.Trail work events on Ptarmigan Trail, the Climbing Route on Mount St. Helens, are planned for Aug. 10, 11, 12, and 13. Volunteers may join for one day, or for all four.One will also be held at June Lake National Public Land’s Day, Sept. 30.More information is available at: http://www.mshinstitute.org/volunteer/conservation-corps.html or https://www.wta.org/get-involved/volunteer.
By Sulayman BahLaliga champions FC Barcelona’s former Gambian kid Alasana Manneh is undergoing trial in Poland, Foroyaa Sport can report.The 21-year-old is out seeking a new employer and trying a new challenge after seeing out his loan spell at Bulgarian Premier League Etar where he spent the previous two terms.Shipped out by the Laliga outfit to secure regular first-team football, Alasana’s first stint in the Balkan nation’s top tier had him featuring eleven times, nine of those from the lineup before he bettered that in his second stint with twenty-one caps last season.However, seeing Barca are delaying extending his contract which ended last month, which seems to suggest the Catalans loss of interest in considering him a prospect, the Gambia international has taken the initiative to audition with Polish top tier outfit Gornik Zabrze.Manneh has been tested in a number of games in Zabrze’s pre-season campaign amid possibilities he could be offered a deal.
U.K.-based luxury title Lusso Magazine has introduced micropayment options for online premium content at its Web site that offer access to full-length features across up to five different devices.The payments will be processed through PayPal. While purchases are only made on the Web site (which receives about 40,000 unique visitors per month), a user can re-enter a supplied voucher code to read it on another device. “There is some content in the magazine (our larger features penned by seriously talented writers) that we just could not justify giving away for free on the website,” says marketing assistant Andy Lewis. “They remained offline, then they were in the app (which is paid-for) and now, with PayPal’s express checkout it seem plausible to execute this method, allowing users to buy the occasional feature if they liked the way it started (they’re given the intro for free).”Lusso’s print edition recently jumped from 4.40 pounds to 10 pounds (or about $4 to $7) and sales increased “dramatically,” according to Lewis. Individual issues within the iPad app currently cost 2.99 pounds ($4.80) but are set to become in-line with the magazine pricing “but only when the publisher feels the amount of extra content the editorial team are producing for the app is as valuable as the printed maqazine,” says Lewis.
News Diplo will kick -off the fun as Sundance opens on Jan. 24, with G-Eazy performing the next night, followed by Kelly on Jan. 28. Garrix will perform on Feb. 1, for what the venue says is the Dutch DJ/producer’s “first-ever Utah appearance.” Finally, Utah’s own Kaskade closes the fest on Feb. 2.Tickets for all five shows are on sale now on Park City Live’s website.Lil Wayne Reveals Four December Tour DatesRead more Facebook Email Martin Garrix, G-Eazy, Machine Gun Kelly & More To Play Snowfest 2019 Snowfest 2019: Martin Garrix, G-Eazy & More martin-garrix-g-eazy-machine-gun-kelly-more-play-snowfest-2019 Twitter As the annual Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Jan. 24, special performances at Park City Live will keep Utah dancingAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Dec 14, 2018 – 4:37 pm Every winter, Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah draws tens of thousands of industry professionals and film buffs alike to the snowy mountain town. Meanwhile, over on Main Street, the Park City Live music venue hosts Snowfest, and this year’s lineup doesn’t disappoint, with three nights of DJs ready to get you dancing: GRAMMY winner Diplo, GRAMMY nominee Kaskade and Martin Garrix, and performances by rappers G-Eazy and Machine Gun Kelly. https://twitter.com/ParkCityLivePC/status/1073689461416898560 🎬 – Film Fest 2019!🔊 – @kaskade – Saturday February 2nd!🎟 – Tix on sale NOW! – https://t.co/QkdPIEs8wO pic.twitter.com/cKJi9EpBj3— Park City Live (@ParkCityLivePC) December 14, 2018
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Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $210 at Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See It $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comment $59 at eBay Share your voice 1 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Chris Monroe/CNET 2019 sci-fi and geeky movies to freak out about 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. 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). Sprint $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. $155 at Google Express Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 2019 movies to geek out over $6 at Tidal 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 at Amazon TV and Movies,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. 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What do Indian travellers look for while picking a holiday destination? As many as 88 per cent of Indians are more likely to travel to a heritage place, according to a survey. A family travel trend survey, conducted by a travelling company revealed an increase in heritage-led domestic travel, read a statement. Almost 60 per cent of Indians would rather travel domestically to better understand the heritage and culture of India, as compared to approximately half of the respondents who would prefer travelling to Western Europe. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the last five years, as many as 88 per cent of Indians said they are more likely to travel to a place of ‘heritage’ with approximately half of the respondents stating that they would give up eating dessert for a year in exchange for a fully-funded trip to a place of their heritage. While 89 per cent believe that heritage trips are somewhat more valuable than normal vacations, about 68 per cent strongly agree. When asked about outbound travel to places of cultural significance, 77 per cent of the respondents agreed that they would travel outside the country to immerse themselves in local cuisines; while 74 per cent would travel to better understand the history of a place. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe survey was conducted using an online survey platform. A sample of 1000 adults (18 years or older) in India was surveyed on May 1. Experts said: “It is no revelation that the new age traveller is searching for more holistic, unique travel experiences. However, what’s interesting is the curiosity to learn about family origins and be more in sync with their heritage. “Travellers are now keen on discovering their country for its rich legacy, and are making a shift to choose culture and exploring their roots over other traditional leisure destinations.”
New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths How do cataracts affect your vision? Comments Share Sponsored Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches “This is the start of a battle that has for some time been brewing,” said Negad Borai, a prominent rights lawyer and activist. “In this battle, the military may be the weaker opponent since it is up against an elected president.”Morsi’s decree appeared to take the generals off guard. In the first sign of an imminent crisis, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces held an “emergency meeting” shortly after it was announced. The official Middle East News Agency said the generals met to “review and discuss the consequences” of the decision.The Supreme Constitutional Court, the tribunal that dissolved the legislature last month, was to meet Monday to discuss the issue.Morsi, a member of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, which has long been at odds with the military, also called for new parliamentary elections within 60 days of the adoption of a new constitution, which is not expected before late this year.The dual moves were seen as a significant step by a leader whose authority was called into doubt by the generals’ power grab in the days before and after the June 16-17 presidential runoff.Last month, the then-ruling military generals dissolved the legislature after the Supreme Constitutional Court, the country’s highest tribunal, ruled that a third of its members had been elected illegally _ a move that angered the Brotherhood and poisoned the atmosphere ahead of the military’s handover of power to Morsi on June 30. Morsi’s move to reopen parliament came just hours after a meeting in Cairo with a senior U.S. official, who delivered a message from President Barack Obama assuring him of America’s commitment to a “new partnership” with Egypt.White House officials said Obama hoped to meet with Morsi during the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York in September.U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns told reporters that Egyptians could rely on U.S. support as they try to realize their aspirations.“Egyptians know far better than we do that their aspirations are not yet fully realized, but they can count on America’s partnership on the complicated road ahead,” Burns said.Obama also invited Morsi for talks in the White House in September, Egypt’s state television said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The dissolution of parliament came as a severe blow to the Brotherhood, which held nearly half its seats and has dreamt of political power for most of its 84 years. Long banned, the group’s leaders and hundreds of its supporters were jailed in the 1950s and 1960s, and subjected to repeated crackdowns throughout most of Mubarak’s 29 years in power.While Morsi made no mention of the high court ruling, taking aim only at the generals in revoking the military decree disbanding the legislature, some questioned whether he had the legal authority to overrule the high court.The country’s leading pro-reform campaigner, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, himself a longtime critic of the military, warned Morsi’s action threatened to undermine the country’s judicial authority.The president’s decree, he wrote on his Twitter account, “ushered Egypt into a constitutional coma and a conflict between the state’s branches.”With the constitution in effect under Mubarak suspended and no new one in place because of disputes over who should write it, Morsi’s decree drew attention to the disarray over the roles and powers of Egypt’s governing institutions. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Associated PressCAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s Islamist president fired the first volley Sunday in his battle with the nation’s powerful generals, calling on the Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene despite a military-backed court ruling that dissolved it.A week into his presidency, the surprise move by Mohammed Morsi threatened to plunge the country into a new bout of instability and violence, nearly 17 months after the ouster of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. The military announced a “constitutional declaration” last month giving itself legislative powers in the absence of parliament and stripping Morsi of much of his presidential authority. The generals also took control over the process of drafting a new constitution, as well as control over the national budget.Morsi came to power after narrowly defeating Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, in the runoff last month. Declared the winner June 24, he symbolically took the oath of office five days later at Tahrir Square, birthplace of the revolt that toppled Mubarak’s regime on Feb. 11, 2001.He took the formal oath the next day before the Supreme Constitutional Court and again at Cairo University before hundreds of his supporters, including many of the dissolved legislature’s lawmakers. In his inauguration speeches Morsi hinted at his displeasure over parliament’s dissolution and his own diminished powers, pointedly seating the speaker of the disbanded parliament, Saad el-Katatni of the Brotherhood, in the front row during the Cairo University ceremony.Several hundred Morsi supporters gathered in Tahrir on Sunday night to celebrate his decision. Top Stories
by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Feb 24, 2018 4:56 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email United States’ Matt Hamilton prepares for their turn during the men’s curling finals match against Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. United States won gold. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:CURLING GOLD: “Two days ago it was unlikely,” NBC’s Jason Knapp said as the American men’s curling team clinched a gold medal . “Now it is undeniable.” How unlikely? The team had lost four of its first six games in South Korea but got hot at the right time. NBC replayed the late-night victory Saturday afternoon and team members visited with daytime host Rebecca Lowe in the network studio. It seemed like five guys talking in a bar in Minnesota, except these guys wore gold medals around their neck.BACK IN TIME: As the competition winds down, NBC rolls out some of its prepared features. On Saturday afternoon, a Rob Lowe-narrated film tells the story of the men’s and women’s figure skating competition at the Calgary Olympics in 1988 and, most interestingly, what happened to the participants since then. Serena Williams will narrate a film on 1968 on Sunday afternoon.RATINGS: NBC did not have a viewership estimate available for Friday night’s telecast. The overnight ratings from the nation’s largest markets were the lowest for the games so far.___More AP Olympic coverage: https://wintergames.ap.org NBC celebrates an improbable curling victory for US men
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