LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next RELATED STORYKaya FC’s U-12 unit goes 2-0 in int’l youth football tiltPhoto courtesy of Paco Guerrero Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather MOST READ View comments Photo courtesy of Paco GuerreroKaya Futbol Club (FC) Academy Under-12 has advanced to the last 32 stages of the Gothia Cup in Shenyang, China.Kaya FC, the last remaining Filipino team in the competition, topped their group after beating Dong Sheng Erxiao, 2-0, and amassing the perfect 9 points, scoring on 17 goals and giving up none.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kaya would next faceTaiwanese team Xinzhu Academy Taipei.“It was a good experience playing teams from around the world. We are happy to represent the Philippines and show the world we can play good football,” team captain Enzo Courbet said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We mustn’t be overconfident going into the knockout stages,” he added.Gothia Cup, which originated in Sweden in 1975, is considered the biggest youth football tournament in the world. Its staging in Asia, which is considered the second biggest in the world, was first held in Shenyang, China last year. IDL Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief
Arsenal aim to close Denis Suarez deal with Barcelona on Mondayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hope to close a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on Monday.The 25-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, and is believed to be keen on a move to join the Gunners this month.According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, Emery will push for a deal that included an option to buy at the end of the season.He tweeted: “Arsenal is continuing to talk with Barcelona for Denis Suarez (agreement with Sanllehi).”Unai Emery has offered a transfer on loan with option to buy. Blaugrana prefers a permanent deal.”Monday there will be new contacts between Gunners and Barca.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsLike at other TRC national events, survivors of Canada’s residential schools lined up to talk about their experience in the state run institutions. For 140 years, children were taken from their families and put in schools that were designed to assimilate them into Canadian society.APTN’s Chris Stewart spoke with some of the survivors.
OTTAWA – First Nova Scotia’s Jamie Baillie, then Ontario’s Patrick Brown, and finally Ottawa’s Kent Hehr.The toppling of three politicians in the space of two days obliterated all other talk around federal politics this week, reverberating through caucus meetings in Victoria and Ottawa, and reaching the prime minister during his trip to Davos, Switzerland.While circumstances around each man’s downfall are dramatically different, they all link to allegations of sexual misconduct — and have prompted politicians of all stripes to take a hard look at what happens behind closed doors.Whether the introspection will turn into better working conditions for women in politics and young staffers, or whether it will turn into a tit-for-tat leaking of lurid tales is an open question.Drowned out by the scandals were developments on mail delivery, opportunities for trade and investment with Asia, and the taking root of a Canadian brand of populism.Here’s how politics mattered this week:OF CANADA POST AND ELECTION PROMISESHome delivery was a contentious issue in the 2015 election campaign after the Conservatives moved to halt it and replace the service with community mail boxes that residents would have to walk to.This week, the Liberals rolled out their response. After many months of consultation and close scrutiny of the numbers, they say they will not convert any more home delivery routes to community mail boxes. More controversially, however, they also say they won’t “put the tooth paste back in the tube” by restoring the conversions of 840,000 households that have already taken place.Not going ahead with the Conservative plan to eliminate door-to-door delivery means foregoing $350 million a year in savings. But the Liberals say they are giving Canada Post new freedoms and incentives to spread its wings and compete on parcels, on remittances, and off-hour deliveries.Does all this mean Justin Trudeau has kept an election promise? Many voters had the impression — from comments made by Trudeau and his team — that home delivery would be completely restored. The Liberals’ election platform promises to “save home mail delivery.”OF FREE TRADE WITH JAPANIn the wee hours of Tuesday morning, as Trudeau was consorting with the rich and famous in Davos and the bulk of Canada’s trade negotiators were holed up in Montreal for the renewal of NAFTA, Canadian officials in Japan agreed to sign on to a massive trade and investment agreement with Asia-Pacific countries.The treaty will give Canada free trade with some of the world’s most dynamic economies — Japan, Australia, Vietnam. But the cheers of joy have been tempered in Canada by concerns about secrecy, and an outcry from the auto sector and dairy farmers.Canada held off signing on to the deal late last year because of concerns about the cultural and auto industries. It came away this week with a cultural exemption in hand.On the auto front, officials point to a side deal with Japan that will protect Canada’s interests. But since that bilateral agreement has yet to be made public, the auto sector and its unions fear for the worst — at a time when the NAFTA negotiators in Montreal are also under pressure to make concessions on auto manufacturing.OF CANADA-STYLE POPULISMFormer Conservative leadership contender and MP Kellie Leitch announced this week she would not seek re-election, and massive new polling and research by EKOS and The Canadian Press could give some insight as to why.During her ill-fated leadership campaign, Leitch did not hesitate to invoke Donald Trump. She advocated screening immigrants for so-called Canadian values, and made no bones about adopting some of Trump’s populist tactics. She finished sixth.Research published this week shows that populism may have a foothold in Canada, but it’s unique and doesn’t exactly replicate forces that drove voters to choose Trump.EKOS Research took polls involving 12,604 people who discussed their opinions on economics, culture, openness towards the world and towards immigration. The polling firm formed an index that plotted the respondents according to how “open” or how “ordered” they preferred their world to be.Fewer than half are on the “open” side of the spectrum. About 30 per cent are “ordered” — feeling economically and culturally insecure. And about 25 per cent have a mixed view.The 30 per per cent of “ordered” respondents is not generally linked to race or immigration. Rather, there is a stronger correlation with education, income and hopes for the next generation.
LNG Canada said that both firms have significant experience in Canada, combined with extensive LNG and mega-project experience. Fluor has nearly 70 years of Canadian project experience with over 7,500 construction personnel working on Canadian projects in 2017, while JGC has experience in construction of more than 48 LNG trains globally.The commitments LNG Canada has made to ensure the project hires locally and within British Columbia, prior to hiring from the rest of Canada, will be executed by the joint venture. LNG Canada’s commitment to some positions being made available for apprentices — open equally to women and men — will also be delivered by its EPC contractor.LNG Canada External Relations Director Susannah Pierce said that selecting an EPC contractor is a significant milestone for the project. She added that LNG Canada is working toward submitting a competitive decision-ready project to its Joint Venture Participants in 2018. The exact timing of the final investment decision is up to the Joint Venture Participants to make, and they will weigh their decision against a number of criteria, including project competitiveness, how the LNG Canada project fits within their existing portfolio of projects and investments, and available capital, amongst others. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – LNG Canada has confirmed that it has awarded the contract to design and build its proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat to the joint venture comprised of U.S.-based Fluor Corp. and Japan-based JGC Corp.In a post on its Facebook page, LNG Canada said that the contract is conditional on the project’s partners – Shell Canada, Mitsubishi, Kogas, and PetroChina – making a positive final investment decision. The company explained that the joint venture will – if the project proceeds – be responsible for directly hiring the majority of the thousands of workers required during the LNG terminal’s five-year construction period.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Family Literacy Week has been proclaimed by The City of FSJ for January 20th – 27th.The FSJ Literacy Society is encouraging families to participate and have fun as literacy is important and starts with children and their families. Learning together builds good habits by sharing ideas builds stronger connections, develops independent thinking and helps gain confidence.The 2019 theme for this year’s literacy week is ‘Let’s Make It!’ Recognizing when children have the time, tools and materials to make things they learn problem-solving, to express themselves creatively and to communicate more effectively. The Fort St. John Literacy Society and Decoda Literacy, and other partnering organizations will be celebrating throughout the week with fun for families. In FSJ the Library will host a sleepover, January 26, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 am. Registration for the event is free and opens January 2nd, 2019.Decoda Literacy is also helping to celebrate literacy week with a Province-wide online Photo Contest (#FamilyLiteracyWeek) and created free activity sheets for families and care providers to use with young children.“Making things can help build a range of skills, including literacy. And, when children make things with their parents and caregivers, families can have fun and learn together,” says Margaret Sutherland, Executive Director of Decoda Literacy Solutions, BC’s provincial literacy organization.To learn more about family literacy, information on the contest or download activity sheets CLICK HERE
Kolkata: In a giant stride to strengthen its campaign before the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, the Trinamool Congress on Saturday took to social media and uploaded a short video highlighting the state government’s ‘Sabuj Sathi’ scheme. The video, at the same time, demands an explanation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on why he has failed to provide basic infrastructure to make the girl child go to school though the Centre boasts of a very successful ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe video — titled ‘Pradhan Mantri Hisab Dao’ — begins with a young girl from Rewari village in Haryana talking about her difficulty in reaching her school which is more than 14 kilometres away. The girl says that she has been compelled to drop out owing to her difficulty and criticises the Centre for its failure in taking adequate measures in implementing its ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana’. The video then switches to Hooghly district where a rural woman talks about the ‘Sabuj Sathi’ scheme of the TMC government in Bengal and its role in facilitating girls to reach their schools easily. The video ends with an appeal to vote for TMC for development in the state and for building a secular and progressive Centre in Delhi. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayChief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s pet project ‘Sabuj Sathi’, that has benefitted nearly 1 crore students of classes between IX and XII of the state-run, aided schools and madrasas, was selected among the top five most voted projects by the United Nations in February. The project is one-of-its-kind in the country in which bicycles are given free of cost to the students across the state. State Finance minister Amit Mitra had announced the distribution of bicycles among state-run, aided schools and madrasas during his 2015-16 Budget speech. “We will be uploading some more videos highlighting various people-friendly schemes of the Mamata Banerjee government and at the same time raising questions over the failure of the Narendra Modi government,” a senior member of the TMC Cyber Cell said. This is the first time that the Trinamool Congress has uploaded such a video on the Facebook page of the All India Trinamool Congress. During the Panchayat polls, the TMC had also made videos showcasing different development schemes but the questions about the failure of the Prime Minister had not been raised then. The video assumes significance with TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee taking a leading role to unite all parties opposed to the saffron party under one umbrella. The ‘United India’ rally convened by her on January 19 had witnessed several important leaders across the nation who are opposed to the BJP unitedly pitching for the ouster of the Narendra Modi government. It was in September last year when Banerjee, during a digital conclave of her party, had instructed her youth brigade to take to social media to counter the spread of fake news by the BJP to ensure that no wrong information is circulated through social media. All India Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee asserted in building an arsenal of ‘digital warriors’ to garner more support for the ruling party and said that the cell would work hard to ensure that the party wins all the 42 Lok Sabha seats.
Kolkata: Major telecom companies have come up with curated election sections in their TV apps to ensure that the subscribers do not miss out any update related to the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in the country. The telecom operators such as Jio, Airtel and Vodafone are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that people stay glued to their mobile screens till the polling process is over. An official of a telecom company said Tuesday that the curated content from various sources on the elections to make sure that viewers do not have any trouble while looking for poll related news. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAirtel TV app has created a special ‘Election 2019’ section for poll related updates from across the country for its subscribers. The special section has content from different news channels like Live News TV channels, short news bulletins, collection of top interviews and expert analysis, all on a single screen, the company’s official said. “Whats more there is also is a special Election tab on the Airtel TV home screen more quick one touch access to the section,” he said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostGeneral elections in India are of high interest and people are constantly looking for news and analysis related to the event,” the Content & Apps CEO of Bharti Airtel, Sameer Batra, said. “With Airtel TVs special election section we have made the app the one stop shop for all election related updates curated in convenient and able format,” Batra said. Similarly, JioTV is offering a wide range of 190 plus news channels in 15 languages. Vodafone too has also come up with a special section of news channels for subscribers to catch all election-related action. The operators are also on the social media platform such as in Twitter to offer updates, insights and poll related informations.
New Delhi: The poll of polls of exit polls done by NDTV predicted 302 seats for the BJP-led NDA, 122 for the Congress-led UPA and 118 for “non-aligned” parties. The poll of polls predicted BJP making major gains in Odisha and West Bengal, two states where it has been relatively weak but where it put a lot of effort to gain ground. It predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win 10 seats in Odisha and 14 in West Bengal. Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), it said, was likely to win 10 seats while West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress was predicted to win 26 seats. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework However, it predicted that the BJP-led NDA will suffer losses in Uttar Pradesh and will get 49 seats compared to 73 seats it won in 2014. The grand alliance of the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal was poised to win 29 seats in the state while the Congress was likely to win only two seats. In Bihar, it predicted that the ruling NDA will sweep the polls winning 32 seats, while eight will be won by the Grand Alliance that includes the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and other parties. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports The BJP-Shiv Sena combine was predicted to suffer some losses in Maharashtra where its tally is expected to come down from its 2014 tally of 42 to 36. The Congress-NCP combine, it said, was likely to win 11 seats in the state. The poll of polls predicted significant gains for the DMK-led front in Tamil Nadu, predicting that it will win 27 seats compared to 11 by the AIADMK-led front that includes the BJP. It predicted that the Congress-led UDF was poised to win 14 seats in Kerala while five seats would be won by the ruling LDF and one by the BJP. It predicted the BJP retaining its dominance in Gujarat, Rajasthan (it won all seats in the two states 2014) and Madhya Pradesh. The poll of polls projected that BJP is likely to win 24 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 23 in Gujarat and 22 in Rajasthan. The Congress is expected to win five in Madhya Pradesh and three each in Gujarat and Rajasthan, the poll of polls said. In Andhra Pradesh, it said that the Telugu Desam Party was poised to win 10 seats and the YSR Congress 15. In Chhattisgarh, it predicted that the BJP was poised to win six seats compared to five by the Congress. The poll of polls predicted the BJP almost repeating its performance in Haryana and Karnataka. It predicted eight seats out of 10 seats for BJP in Haryana and 19 in Karnataka and two and nine respectively for the Congress in the two states. The poll of polls said that the ruling TRS was likely to win 14 seats in Telangana, while two seats could be won by the Congress and one by the BJP. It predicted that Congress would win eight seats in Punjab and the SAD-BJP combine will win four and the AAP one. In Jharkhand, the tally is likely to be eight for the NDA and five for opposition alliance that includes the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress. In Delhi, the poll of polls predicted six seats for the BJP and one for the Congress.
Junior guard Sam Thompson takes a shot during a game against Penn State Jan. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 71-70.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThad Matta just needed somebody to hug.After Wisconsin sophomore forward Sam Dekker’s last-second heave clanged off the rim Saturday at the Kohl Center, signaling a victory for Ohio State, the jubilation on the Buckeye sideline was clear.The man Matta grabbed was the team’s video coordinator, Jake Diebler, and OSU’s coach said Monday it was because Diebler was the closest guy to him.“He was the first guy I could find,” Matta said with a laugh. “Because I had the line on Dekker’s shot, and I thought it was off to the right and I’ll be honest, I’ve seen what these guys have done. I’ve seen what the staff has done to get us ready to play that game and it was obvious with the ending the other night (against Penn State Wednesday), there was a sense of excitement, a sense of relief.”The sense of relief Matta felt after the 59-58 victory over the Badgers percolated throughout the rest of the team, but senior guard Aaron Craft said it’s not the time to sit back and be satisfied, especially with the Buckeyes set to visit No. 17 Iowa (17-5, 6-3) Tuesday at 7 p.m.“We got a big win the other day, and we don’t want to rest on that either,” Craft said Monday. “Our biggest focus right now is to find a way to be better than Iowa. Everything else will really take care of itself the more we go on.”The Hawkeyes came to Columbus and handed the Buckeyes (17-5, 4-5) their first home loss of the season Jan. 12, a 84-74 outcome where OSU struggled against Iowa’s zone defense.OSU committed 17 turnovers in that loss, something Craft said cannot happen Tuesday.“We just can’t turn the ball over. That’s what cost us the game the first time,” Craft said. “We had the lead, and turned the ball over quite a few times down the stretch … When they’re at their best, they’re getting buckets in transition, getting fouled, getting to the free throw line. That’s what we can’t do if we want to be in it at the end of the game.”Junior forward Sam Thompson, who got his first start of the season in the win against Wisconsin in place of junior guard Shannon Scott, agreed and said in order to figure out the zone, the team just needs a different mindset.“I think it’s just about our mindset on the offensive end against the zone. Last time we played Iowa, we didn’t do a good job of attacking that zone, we really let that zone dictate the way we played on offense,” Thompson said Monday. “We were sort of playing on our heels, moving the ball from side to side and not really looking to attack.”The Buckeyes — who dropped out of the top 25 rankings for the first time since Jan. 2010, when the latest poll was released Monday — also allowed 44 points in the paint against Iowa in the Jan. 12 loss. Fixing that issue isn’t just on one guy either, Craft said.“It’s a team defensive effort. They do a good job of setting good screens and getting guys in the paint, whether it’s tight curling or driving the ball off that,” Craft said. “They’re gonna score in the paint, that’s kind of their MO this year. They score in the paint and they get to the free throw line. So we need to find ways that we can hopefully minimize that as much as possible and not get down or not get frustrated when they do maybe go through a stretch where that happens. You have to find a way to get to the next play and move on.”It is clear OSU is going to need an entire team effort to leave Iowa City with a victory and to win back-to-back games for the first time since starting the season 15-0. Solving the riddle against Wisconsin was a start, Matta said, and continuing it won’t be easy.“That is the plan,” Matta said about getting a few wins in a row. “It’s a lot easier said than done, reeling a couple off. We went in, we won a tough game. You think about the game before that comes down to the last shot, this one comes down to the last shot. I’d love to not be in that position — it’s making me old, but it is what it is … I liked the energy that we had in huddles, down the stretch guys talking saying ‘We gotta do this, we’ve been here before.’ You hope you can build on that.”
Mohamed Salah has been impressive this season so far and not just in the Premier League but also in the Champions League where he managed to guide his team to the final game as they will face Real Madrid there.Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid skipper, insisted that he doesn’t fear anybody and Mohamed Salah is just one of the eleven players that made it to the finals – and he is not unstoppable.The Spain international spoke about the upcoming battle with Salah as he said, according to Mirror:“We have seen what Salah can do this season, but he will just be one of eleven players we face against Liverpool.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Throughout my career, I have faced the best forward players in the world — many of them who are considered among the greatest ever.”“For me, there is never a fear. A respect, yes, but never a fear.”“We can’t be arrogant but we can be confident. We know it is in the DNA of Real Madrid to win the Champions League.”
Roma sporting director Ramon Monchi has pleaded with the club fans to exercise patience as they work on rediscovering their form.The Spaniard has been under scrutiny for his poor transfer business over the summer, with the exit of Alisson, Kevin Strootman and Radja Nainggolan all slowing down the club’s progress.However, Nainggolan’s sale did bring Zaniolo in exchange, and the youngster has been one of the bright lights so far.“I think the fans will eventually begin to understand what my idea is,” Monchi assured in an interview with Football Italia, which will be broadcast in full on New Year’s Day.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“I know that there’s no time in football, but I know the way we work and I hope we’ll be right.“As for Zaniolo, when we were negotiating we had two requests: him and [Andrei] Radu. Radu had already gone to Genoa though.“Inter didn’t want to sell Zaniolo, they’re not stupid, but given that they wanted to take Radja it was only logical they’d have to give something up.“The deal wouldn’t have collapsed without Zaniolo, it wasn’t an either/or situation. I have to say, I didn’t think Zaniolo would be so decisive right away.”
The House version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill will be aligned with that chamber’s budget resolution, allowing DOD to tap the tens of billions of dollars in extra funds stashed in its war account for requirements that ordinarily would be funded in the department’s base budget.“I’m not too wrapped up in the label on the account,” Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said last week before his panel’s subcommittees began marking up the annual policy bill.House and Senate conferees are close to reaching agreement on a compromise budget resolution calling for the allocation of $96 billion to DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account, a $38 billion boost over the amount in the Pentagon’s budget request. With DOD’s base budget subject to the Budget Control Act spending caps, the House and Senate Budget committees decided shifting base budget needs to the war account was the easiest way to loosen the pressure on defense spending in FY 2016.Funding to bolster operations and maintenance accounts is a strong candidate to be shifted to the OCO, Thornberry told reporters, reported CQ Roll Call. The committee plans to exercise the same level of oversight over the OCO budget as it does over the base budget, he added.Relying on the war account is hardly a perfect solution for funding the military, primarily because it makes it difficult for defense officials to plan more than one year ahead as there is no certainty as to how much OCO funding will be allocated after FY 2016. But with increased pressure from defense hawks to offer the Pentagon budget relief next year, congressional leaders viewed using the war account as an overflow valve for defense spending as the most expedient solution. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
WILMINGTON, MA — You have seen and taken pictures of our favorite places in Wilmington. But have you seen that same view from above? Joe Turner Photography will show you views of our town from the treetop level.Turner’s photography will be on display in the Wilmington Memorial Library’s second-floor Meeting Room during the month of May for public viewing.Turner will hold a public reception with light refreshments on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7pm. Step back in time and view a comparison of iconic Wilmington buildings and places alongside historic pictures of the same familiar sites. All are welcome.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Gives ‘Welcome Bags’ To New ResidentsIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, May 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Invites Local Business Owners To Woburn Networking EventIn “Business”
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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. 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/CNET
Justin Bieber and Hailey BaldwinGetty ImagesJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were recently spotted in a park where they both seemed to be engulfed into some heated discussion. There were reports that Justin is apparently facing some depression in his life and now the acclaimed model has been urged by Wendy Williams to just get over Justin Bieber and simply divorce him.It was earlier reported that just like Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber is also receiving treatment for depression. Several sources claimed that the Canadian pop singer seems down and tired all the time. He is also claimed to be struggling. Even the “Never Say Never” singer posted on Instagram that he is not having the best days and asked his fans to pray for him.Apparently, this is not the very first time when Justin Bieber has faced depression ever since he got involved with Hailey Baldwin. Back when the reports surfaced that Selena Gomez had an emotional breakdown, there were several stories that alleged that Justin was spotted crying as he walked out of his church.Over the last couple of months, Hailey Baldwin has supported Justin Bieber in everything but as per Wendy Williams, things will get worse when the “Sorry” singer will become a father. As per Williams, Hailey Baldwin should divorce Justin for the sake of love to help him focus on his own health. Justin Bieber and Hailey BaldwinInstagram”Hailey Baldwin is only 22, she’s supposed to be a newlywed,” said Wendy. “I think I’d want to divorce him in the name of love. In the name of love and friendship. I’m 22, I met you when I was 17. Now, he’s with these public cries and what if they want to have kids? Is he going to be an adequate father? What kind of father and husband is he going to be?”Wendy Williams then suggested that all this drama is apparently too much for a 22-year-old model. The acclaimed talk show further stated that ‘in the name of love,’ Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin “can quickly get divorce.”In any case, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin love each other a lot. There have been some hurdles at the start of their married life but it does not mean that they should part ways. Some suggest that in days to come, the acclaimed pop star will come out as stronger than ever and his beautiful wife will be standing right next to him.You can watch Wendy Williams’ entire episode here where she talks about Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s divorce:
SiddharthTwitterActor Siddharth was trolled heavily after he mocked Akshay Kumar’s non-political interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Twitterati says he is not eligible to US President Donald Trump.Akshay Kumar recently had a non-political interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he was seen asking questions about his personal life. The interview created a lot of buzz in the media during this election season. While the Prime Minister’s followers were impressed with, the people from the left wing mocked Akshay and Modi over the questions about how you eat fruit, your sleep and work habits.Siddharth is very active on social media and he often voices his opinions on various current affairs. His posts show that he has his leaning towards the left. Weeks after the above went on air, the actor took to his Twitter account to mock Akshay Kumar. He said that he wants to interview US President Donald Trump and ask him about how he eats fruit.Siddharth tweeted on May 3, “Hey @realDonaldTrump since you’re getting ready to be re-elected soon, might I suggest an interview with me during your elections? I have crucial questions about how you eat fruit, your sleep and work habits and also your cute personality. I have an Indian passport. DM me please.”His Twitter post did not go down well with many followers of Narendra Modi and Akshay Kumar, who trolled and condemned in their replies. They asked Siddharth about his stardom and contribution as an actor. Here are some of their mocking comments posted in response to him.Rohit Jaiswal @rohitjswl01Forget abt Donald Trump Siddharth… Even Your own Master @RahulGandhi will not give you any Interview, you know why… Coz ur Not Worth it…. First try to match up with #AkshayKumar stardom, your lifetime collection = his Day 1 collection…. and Yes Brother #AayegaToModiHiGaurav Pandya @GauravPandyaWhy not? provided u have done some work for US citizens, contributed selflessly for US army, donated generously during natural calamities.. and yea, u should be one of the highest tax payers in US.. Before u take a barb against @akshaykumar , u should have answered all these Qs 70 replies 230 retweets 1,142 likesJack @RoflJack_Obviously. One needs to pay tax amounting to trillions, serve in Army for 150 years, Donate billions in natural calamities to ask very crucial questions like whether The President of USA eats mango.Himanshu Kulkarni @hk_2025This is what happens when you are a failed actor but you still want to be popular for whatever reason it may beHemanth Kashyap @HemanthKashyap8Look who is giving too much of importance to…. whom ?… haha..ofcourse himself. You r not yet that big bro.. chill..do somemore work and grow. Good luck..Purba Mukherjee @Oye_BubblyyySure. If you are working in the US, a famous and bonafied personality, contributed to American society, and of American origin (born there). Why not? Indian PM knew Akshay even before the interview. Does @realDonaldTrump know you?Monee M @moneemishraWar cry of an unsuccessful Bollywood actor who may be filling a no tax return since how many years we don’t know @Actor_Siddarthବିବେକ ଆନନ୍ଦ ସିଂହ @urviveksinghWhat about PM Rajiv Gandhi ji’s interview with Mrs Simi Garewal? Does that ring a bell? @akshaykumar being a Canadian has done what you Liberandus can’t. Any questions? Suggestions? Confusions? Let me know.
Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoilThe Swedish Academy said Friday it would postpone this year’s Nobel Literature Prize for the first time in almost 70 years, as it is rocked by turmoil over links to a man accused of rape and sexual assault.“The Swedish Academy intends to decide on and announce the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 in parallel with the naming of the 2019 laureate,” it said.The institution, founded in 1786, has on seven previous occasions chosen to reserve the prize: in 1915, 1919, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1936 and 1949.“On five of those occasions, the prize was delayed then awarded at the same time as the following year’s prize,” the Academy said in a statement.The body has been plunged in crisis since November, in the wake of the global #MeToo campaign, when Swedish newspaper of reference Dagens Nyheter published the testimonies of 18 women claiming to have been raped, sexually assaulted or harassed by Jean-Claude Arnault, an influential figure on the Swedish culture scene.Arnault, the French husband of Academy member and poet Katarina Frostenson, has denied the allegations.The revelations have sowed discord among the Academy’s 18 members about how to move forward, and in recent weeks, six of them have chosen to resign, including permanent secretary Sara Danius.“The active members of the Swedish Academy are of course fully aware that the present crisis of confidence places high demands on a long-term and robust work for change,” the Academy’s interim permanent secretary Anders Olsson said in the statement.“We find it necessary to commit time to recovering public confidence in the Academy before the next laureate can be announced,” he said.
Square array created with the laser burn-out method, with a close-up. Credit: Wei Hsuan Hung, et al. The researchers grew the MWNTs in a tube furnace heated to 650 degrees Celsius. Then they focused a high-powered 532-nm laser through a microscope onto the densely packed vertical nanotubes, burning some of the nanotubes to create the desired pattern. Burnout occurred in less than a second at an estimated temperature of around 800 degrees Celsius in air. The researchers found that burnout required a minimum laser power of 244 microwatts, and they tested the method with laser powers up to 9,000 microwatts.“The initial burnout we observed came as quite a surprise and appeared very striking in our microscope images,” Cronin said. “Typically, carbon nanotubes lying on a silicon wafer are very difficult to heat with a laser.”Until now, most attempts at patterning microstructures have been done with conventional lithography or other techniques. However, lithography is limited to 2D structures and leaves chemical residues that would be incompatible with biological applications. Other methods don’t use nanotubes as the medium, and so cannot take advantage of nanotubes’ desirable properties, such as mechanical strength, high surface area, and electrical and thermal conductivities.Laser burnout seems to offer a good solution, as it’s quick, doesn’t involve chemicals, and the resolution is limited primarily by the spot size of the objective lens. Using Raman spectroscopy, a non-contact method for measuring the wavelength and intensity of scattered light, the researchers could determine the depth of the burn. This testing revealed that burnout depth increased with laser power, and the minimum burnout depth was 5 micrometers, which could be decreased further with the use of a higher numerical aperture microscope lens. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Cylindrical pattern created with the laser burn-out method, with a close-up. Credit: Wei Hsuan Hung, et al. Using a focused laser beam to selectively burn regions of a dense forest of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), researchers have demonstrated a method that may enable rapid prototyping of nanotube microstructures. The researchers, from the University of Southern California and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, have published their results in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters. They fabricated patterns in the nanotubes such as a staircase structure, cylindrical structures, and square arrays with the laser burning method, which might be used for creating gas and liquid transport channels for various applications.“While carbon nanotubes possess many exceptional properties which far exceed most known bulk materials, creating controlled nanotube structures has always been a challenge,” co-author Stephen Cronin told PhysOrg.com. “By overcoming this challenge, our technique enables chemically sensitive fields to take advantage of nanotubes’ exceptional properties and expand their possible applications into new areas.” Citation: Scientists carve 3D microstructures in carbon nanotube forests (2007, September 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-09-scientists-3d-microstructures-carbon-nanotube.html The researchers also noticed an interesting phenomenon that occurred after laser treatment, which was the development of white spots ranging in size from 100 to 200 nm on the top of the MWNT forests. A scanning electron microscope revealed that the white spots were nanotube bundles that aggregate during the burnout process, providing some insight into the dynamics of the process.The researchers hope to use the technique to create well-defined gas and liquid transport channels as well as deep trenches for superhydrophobic microfluidic channels. The checker board-like arrays may also be suitable for field emission applications. Further, the researchers suggest that the method may serve as a basis for developing similar patterning methods in other material systems.“Potential applications are on-chip DNA manipulation, chemical and protein identification, templates for directed stem cell growth, and gas mixture separation,” said Cronin.Citation: Hung, Wei Hsuan, Kumar, Rajay, Bushmaker, Adam, Cronin, Stephen B., and Bronikowski, Michael J. “Rapid prototyping of three-dimensional microstructures from multiwalled carbon nanotubes.” Applied Physics Letters 91, 093121 (2007).Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.
Celebrating the auspicious ocassion of Janamashtmi, Uma Sharma and Group have organised a Nritya Abhinaya (Dance performance, Kathak) that will be staged at India International Centre on 18 August. The music for the evening is composed by Pt. Jwala Prasad and dance is choreographed by Uma Sharma.Besides dance performance by Sharma, the evening will also witness honouring Rashtra Kavi Dr. Gopal Das Neerej, recipient of Padma Bhushan and writer of famous poem Karvan Guzar Gaya – Ghubaar Dehtre Rahe. Uma will be dancing to the tune of the poet’s written special poetry oKrishna Tujh Sang Preet Lagayi, Umar Bhar Neend Na Ayi with her other disciples.When: 18 AugustWhere: at India International Centre, Main Auditorium, Max Mueller Marg,