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first_imgThree men who robbed a businessman of $5 million, along with a quantity of ammunition, appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday and were all remanded to prison for the robbery.The men: Alvin Solomon, 34, of Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD); Asif Khan, 54, of Lot 149 Bel West, West Bank Demerara (WBD) and Winston Raymond, 27, of Land of Canaan, EBD all denied the charge read to them by city Magistrate Judy Latchman.The charge stated that the trio robbed Inshan Alli Bacchus of $5 million, along with 49 rounds of ammunition, one computer bag and a cellphone – a total value of $5.3 million on February 26, 2018 at Alexander Street, Georgetown.Solomon was slapped with a second charge which stated that he had in his possession ammunition while not being licensed for same.The defendants were represented by Attorneys-at-Law Dexter Todd, Tiffany Jeffrey, and Adrian Thompson.The lawyers made bail applications on the grounds that their clients were never placed in an identification parade.According to Todd, Solomon, who is a taxi driver, was stopped by Police ranks who arrested him and took him into custody. His vehicle was driven to the Police Station by a Policeman and was searched without him being present.However, Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore told the Court that some $600,000 along with the stolen ammunition was discovered in Solomon’s car.The items were reportedly stolen from Bacchus when the trio broke into his vehicle, which was parked on Alexander Street.The defendants will return to court on March 19, 2018.last_img read more

Iman Shumpert has been rapping since he was a fledgling, so when asked about other “NBA rappers” he wasn’t very impressed. For example, Shumpert had this to say about one of the NBA’s most notable  MCs-Metta World Peace, “Oh, he’s horrible. He is horrible.”Shumpert has a theory, “There’s a difference between guys who rap and ‘NBA rappers’.”In the video, Shumpert takes a moment to explain why “NBA rappers” are so bad and why he proclaims himself the best rapper in the league. read more

first_img February 3, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest ship, the USS Omaha, in San Diego Harbor Saturday.The Omaha is a littoral combat ship, designed to be fast, agile and operate near the shoreline and is also capable of sailing in the open ocean. The 2,300-ton, 218-foot vessel is the fourth warship to be named after Nebraska’s largest city, according to the Navy.It was built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. It is the eleventh ship of its kind.“Omaha and her sister ships represent an investment in our nation, the result of the partnership between the Department of the Navy and our shipbuilding industry. American craftsmen in Mississippi, Alabama and around the country have made USS Omaha possible,” Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer said. “The (littoral combat ship) fills a unique mission for the U.S. Navy and as these remarkable ships continue to be produced out of our shipyards, they represent an increase in our readiness and lethality.”The principal address was delivered by Joseph Robert “Bob” Kerrey, a former governor of Nebraska, former U.S. senator and Medal of Honor recipient from his time as a Navy SEAL during the Vietnam War.Omaha philanthropist Susie Buffett will serve as honorary sponsor of the ship, a traditional role that will include her giving the order to “man our ship and bring her to life,” the Navy said.Buffett’s father, Warren Buffett, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert will also attend, the Omaha World-Herald reported.“Since Omaha is located far from the ocean, it is particularly gratifying to have the Navy name a ship for my hometown,” Susie Buffett told CNBC. “I’m honored to serve as the sponsor of the USS Omaha. We hope to create a lasting bond between Omaha, Nebraska and the men and women who will serve on this magnificent ship.”The ship, which is powered by two gas turbine engines, two main propulsion diesel engines and four water jets can sail at speeds over 40 knots.Commander Michael Toth, of Ridgeville, Ohio, leads a core crew of 70 officers and enlisted personnel on the ship, according to the Navy. Posted: February 3, 2018 Updated: 5:38 PM KUSI Newsroom, center_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter U.S. Navy commissions newest ship, the USS Omahalast_img read more

first_imgIn the past, Allure magazine has turned to its Web site as the entry point for readers to participate in its annual advertiser-sponsored giveaway, which features hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of beauty products. This year, the Condé Nast title tapped Microsoft’s High Capacity Color Barcode technology to feature nearly 40 customized 2-D barcodes in the August issue.The result? The tags, which when scanned by smartphones allowed readers to enter the 159 giveaways, were scanned 444,572 times. Microsoft and Allure claim it is the largest tag campaign to date. “Editorial supported the partnership in an organic way,” says John Fauller, Condé Nast’s director of print to mobile solutions. “Over 35 pages of the August issue featured tags, which were incorporated into design. There was also a master tag of the contest calendar in the back of the magazine and on Allure.com.”“When done right, technology is a service, not a gimmick,” says Allure editor-in-chief Linda Wells. “What we did was use tags to give readers what they want—a fast, easy and more convenient way to participate in our giveaways.”After scanning a tag, readers were asked to provide certain personal information. Fuller says Allure utilized a feature called Device ID that “lowered the hurdle for repeat performances as entry information was linked to the phone, eliminating the need to re-register.” In addition to providing value to the reader, Allure managed to capitalize on the initiative beyond just partnering with exclusive sponsor L’Oreal. The magazine says it saw a subscription conversion rate of 3.24 percent, and that 34 percent of readers who scanned the tags opted in for news and other marketing materials.last_img read more

first_img 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Rylo Best Buy Post a comment $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 0 See it $6 at Tidal Boost Mobile $999 Angela Lang/CNET See It Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comments 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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 See It See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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). Turo: Save $30 on any car rental CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. 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. LeVar Burton appears in Weird City. Screenshot/CNET A dystopian future could be in the not-too-distant-future. At least, that’s part of the premise of Jordan Peele and writer Charlie Sanders’ upcoming satirical anthology show, Weird City. The trailer dropped Wednesday, giving us a look at a world where the middle class ceases to exist. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 7 $210 at Best Buy $59 at eBay 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.center_img DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sarah Tew/CNET $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice The Cheapskate 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. $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview $520 at HP Apple iPhone XS $155 at Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review “Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, etc,” according to the description on YouTube. The cast includes LeVar Burton, Mark Hamill, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Awkwafina, to name a few.Weird City is slated for 2019 and will be available with YouTube Premium.Peele is also working on the upcoming reboot of The Twilight Zone, and his movie Us premieres in March.  Chris Monroe/CNET Turo Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo Sprint Read the AirPods review Tags Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Culture,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Share your voice Tags $60 at Best Buy 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. Amazon See It Sarah Tew/CNETlast_img read more

first_img Sci-Tech NASA’s Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures Comment Tags Share your voicecenter_img 1 13 Photos In the constellation Cassiopeia. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA Researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany and the Russian Academy of Sciences have spotted an incredibly unusual and rare star in the middle of a cloud of gas around 10,000 light years from Earth.The star, dubbed J005311, appears to have risen from its cosmic grave after two dead stars collided with one another in the constellation Cassiopeia. The findings, published in Nature on May 21, reveal the nature of the exotic zombie star and its unusual properties. The team discovered the bizarre object using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope and subsequently observed it using a ground-based telescope at Russia’s Special Astrophysical Observatory.At the end of a small star’s lifetime, when all of its fuel has been exhausted, it turns into a “white dwarf” — a tiny, dense, dead star. For the most part, a white dwarf is done for after that. However, researchers at Bonn examined the radiation emitted by the strange star and found that it was lacking in both hydrogen and helium, usually present in a white dwarf.bangThe infrared nebula of J005311. Vasilii Gvaramadse/Moscow University Due to J005311’s unusual emission signal, the researchers suspect what they’ve detected is the result of a cosmic fusion between two white dwarfs that circled one another for billions of years.”Such an event is extremely rare,” explains Gotz Gräfener, co-author on the study, in a press release. “There are probably not even half a dozen such objects in the Milky Way, and we have discovered one of them.”Generally, collisions of white dwarfs end up in huge stellar explosions, known as supernovae. But J005311 didn’t explode. Instead, it was reanimated and started burning again.It shines about 40,000 times brighter than our sun, has a strong magnetic field and its stream of stellar winds are moving at 16,000 kilometers per second (approx. 9950 miles per second). At approximately 360,000 degrees Fahrenheit (200,000 degrees Celsius), it’s also incredibly hot. What fate awaits the new star? Death, naturally. The exceptional event has only delayed its demise by a few thousand years. Its second run at life will be over once it has, again, exhausted all its fuel. At that point it will collapse into a tiny star and explode.last_img read more

first_imgAllu ArjunFacebookThe lavishly made vanity van is as rocking as the actor, and he thanked his fans for their love, which has made him capable of buying whatever he wants.Allu Arjun is known as the Stylish Star of Tollywood and he always makes sure that he lives up to the name he has got from his fans. He is a proud owner of a vanity van and it is one of the luxurious vanity vans we have ever seen. In fact, no other actor is Tollywood has one as he has got now.He purchased a lavish caravan for himself last year and with amazing interiors, he turned it into a moving paradise which is worth Rs 7 crore. The bus was Rs 3.5 crore when he bought it. But now, after undergoing a swanky and customised renovation by a Mumbai based automotive designer, the value of it has gone high now.The actor took to his official Twitter handle and shared the pictures of the vanity van with an emotional write up. He wrote, “Every time I buy something big in my life… there is only one thought in my mind … “People have showered soo much love…it’s the power of their love that I am being able to buy all this ” Gratitude forever. Thank you all. It’s my Vanity Van “FALCON”. (sic)Every time I buy something big in my life… there is only one thought in my mind … “ People have showered soo much love…it’s the power of their love that I am being able to buy all this “ Gratitude forever . Thank you all ❤️. It’s my Vanity Van “FALCON” pic.twitter.com/pSRBjIFfy0— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) July 5, 2019TwitterThe vanity van looks absolutely stunning and shines like a diamond. With leather seats that glitter, a giant mirror, bright lighting and good sources of entertainment options, this vanity van is as beautiful as its name. And yes, it has also got the signature logo of AA over it.It is really good to know that the actor dedicates his success to his fans and thanks them for all the love that they have for him, with which he could buy a Rs 7 crore worth vanity van today.FALCON pic.twitter.com/NAh3Hl1vPG— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) July 5, 2019TwitterOn the work front, the actor is busy shooting for Trivikram Srinivas’ upcoming directorial, which has Pooja Hegde, Tabu, Sushanth and Nivetha Pethuraj in key roles.He also has Sukumar’s ICON Kanabadutaledhu in his kitty.last_img read more

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA rebroadcast of our Sept. 12 show featuring, University of Maryland law professor Doug Colbert reporting on a recent legislative hearing in Annapolis focused on Baltimore violence. Plus, David Miller, community leader and youth advocate, and CEO of the, “Dare To Be King Project,” and Pastor Linwood Bethea of the Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, discuss the upcoming Black Family Conference, Sept. 22-24.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgThe five day celebration of classical music in the Capital came to an end with a spellbinding jugalbandi between two maestros Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma and Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia on Saturday. The two classical music doyens came together for the music lovers in the national capital at Siri Fort Auditorium. The final day of the festival was characterised by the best of classical music, a full house and a lot of excitement to match up to it, as the veteran santoor maestro and the legendary flautist performed together.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The five day celebration was marked by the best of classical music presented by veteran vocalists, sitar, sarod, santoor, flute and veena players. The performances by some of India’s most celebrated classical music artists lit up the Capital and attracted the lovers of the classical music tradition.  Capital witnessed legends like Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Vidushi Girija Devi, Meeta Pandit and Manjari Asnare.  Vocalists were supported by renowned artists like Veena player Ustad Mustafa Raza; sitar maestro Budhaditya Mukherjee, sarod maestro Pt. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, santoor maestro Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma and renowned flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe festival was presented by Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture and Languages along with the Punjabi Academy under the theme Delhi Celebrates. Each day at Delhi Classical Music Festival was undoubtedly one of its kind.  ‘As part of Delhi Celebrates we make sure that art and culture get its due spot in the national capital. Our country’s rich and soulful classical music traditions have gifted us with a culturally-rich identity. This week-long festival aims to promote the best of Indian classical music amongst music lovers,’ said Rawail Singh, Secretary, Punjabi Acacdemy.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: An elderly woman was allegedly thrown out of her house by her elder son and his wife late on Sunday night.Her son and his wife alleged that the woman practised witchcraft. According to a source, the victim identified as Malati Majhi, aged about 68 years, lived with her two son Mintu and Pintu. Approximately two years ago, Malati arranged Mintu’s marriage. After a few months, his wife Tumpa allegedly started torturing her. She also convinced her husband to believe that Malati practised witchcraft and because of her they are facing a bad time. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMalati also alleged that Mintu’s in-laws tortured her but her younger son did nothing to help her. She was not provided with food, Malati said. Having no other option she started working as a domestic help in some houses. She earned a little money, which she used to buy food. Sources informed that a few months ago, she was forced to transfer the property in her elder son’s name. Reportedly, they started torturing her even more after her property was taken by her son. Late on Sunday night, she was assaulted and allegedly thrown out of her house. A few local residents saw her taking shelter beside a road and informed the police. Later, cops took Malati to home and detained five people, including both her sons and daughter -in-law. They are being interrogated by the police to find out if other people were involved in this connection.last_img read more