Defying all odds in his life, Ankur Dhama is the country’s first blind athlete in 30 years to participate at Paralympics this year in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. At the age of six, Ankur became completely blind when he was in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh.This 22-year-old, an MA student at Delhi University, will take part at middle-distance running at the Paralympics with his partner Vipin Kumar, a student of Nagpur University. What the boy has to say?The boy has a personal best record of 4:17 minutes that he recorded at Sonepat last July. “If it’s a very slow race, I don’t mind leading. But if it’s only slightly slow, I’ll pick up pace in the last 200 metres,” said Dhama.His partner speaks:His partner Vipin Kumar who hails from a farming family said, “To be a guide, I have to be 10 seconds faster than the runner. I compete independently and with him.”‘It has taken 30 years to get here’Vice-chairman of Indian Blind Sports Association KC Pande said, “It has taken 30 years to get here. We began organising sports meet when sport for the blind meant three-legged and potato-races.”His achievements:The boy took part at the Asian Para Games in 2014 and won two bronzes and a silver. He also qualified for the Paralympics at the Asia-Oceania championships in March this year in Dubai, as per TOI report . Read: Despite IITs, NITs, there is a big deficiency in education quality, says President Read: Need for qualitative improvement in education, says HP Governor advertisementClick here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celtic are flirting with crisis ahead of a tricky home encounter against Aberdeen on Saturday.Although they moved through to the League Cup semi-finals by beating St Johnstone in midweek, they are in the unfamiliar position of sixth in the Scottish Premiership standings, six points off the pace of leaders Hearts.While they remain favourites to win the title, they have given themselves a great deal of work to do and failure to beat the Dons would only increase the pressure on Brendan Rodgers and his Bhoys. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Celtic vs Aberdeen Date Saturday, September 29 Time 3pm BST / 10am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US) the game will not be available to watch live on television; however, it will be available to stream to subscribers of Celtic TV. US TV channel Online stream N/A Celtic TV In the United Kingdom (UK), the will not be available to watch on television or live streamed. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Celtic squad Goalkeepers Gordon, Bain, Hazard Defenders Hendry, Simunovic, Gamboa, Boyata, Benkovic, Lustig, Ajer, Ralston, Tierney, Izaguirre Midfielders Brown, Sinclair, Hayes, Morgan, Christie, Rogic, Ntcham, Mulumbu, McGregor, Forrest, Eboue, Arzani Forwards Griffiths, Edouard, Johnston Nir Bitton and Jozo Simunovic are both missing for Celtic, while Kristoffer Ajer’s absence, expected to be between four and six weeks, increases the headaches for Rodgers in the heart of the defence. Filip Benkovic is also doubtful.Leigh Griffiths should lead the line.Possible Celtic XI: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Hendry, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest, Rogic, Edouard; Griffiths Position Aberdeen squad Goalkeepers Lewis, Cerny Defenders McKenna, Hoban, Reynolds, Devlin, Ball, Shinnie, Considine, Lowe, Logan Midfielders Gleeson, Tansey, Ferguson, Makay-Steven, Forrester Forwards McGinn, Wilson, May, Wright, Cosgrove, Anderson Aberdeen have a number of selection problems, too. Mark Reynolds and Tommie Hoban are both missing in the defence, while the midfield will be bereft of Greg Tansey and Scott Wright. Promising youngster Lewis Ferguson is a further worry.On-loan Manchester United forward James Wilson should feature.Possible Aberdeen XI: Lewis; Logan, Devlin, McKenna, Considine; Mackay-Steven, Forrester, Shinnie, McGinn; May, WilsonBetting & Match Odds Despite their indifferent form, Celtic are 2/5 favourites at bet 365. Aberdeen can be backed at 7/1, while the draw is 7/2.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview To say it has been an indifferent start to the season for Celtic would be a huge understatement. Brendan Rodgers’ side started the season as red-hot favourites to win another title but are instead mired in the middle of the table after six games, with newly promoted Livingston among the teams ahead of them.Last weekend, they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Kilmarnock, conceding a goal in the final minute having previously led the encounter at half-timeWhile they made partial amends in midweek by progressing to the League Cup semi-final, their 1-0 victory over St Johnstone was hardly the type of performance to get pulses racing. Their immediate target, though, has to be stabilising their position in the league. Aberdeen are another side who have failed to live up to expectations this season, with Derek McInnes’ side actually one place below the Parkhead side ahead of the weekend. Their lack of goals has been their biggest issue, with only five scored. Nevertheless, they can travel to Glasgow’s east end with more expectation than usual as they aim to replicate the 1-0 victory they enjoyed at Celtic Park in May, when Andrew Considine’s goal gave them the victory.
Samsung’s successor to Galaxy A7(2017) aka Galaxy A7(2018) has once again been spotted online. The smartphone, this time has come up on the benchmarking website Geekbench revealing some of the core features of the phone.The Galaxy A7(2018) is expected to come with several improvements and upgrades over its predecessor in terms of design and innards. The past rumours have it that the phone could sport a bezel-less display similar to what we see in Galaxy S8 or Note 8. The phone could come without any physical buttons on the front and a fingerprint sensor placed below the camera module at the back. The power button and speaker grille could be positioned on right side while the left side will have the volume button and SIM slot. There are talks that Samsung could also add a Bixby button in the upcoming Galaxy A7(2018).This was all about the design and what we’ve known from the past rumours. The fresh leaks of the benchmark listing reveal some of the core specs of the phone and it sure looks interesting. As per the listing, the Galaxy A7(2018) could be powered by a new octa-core Exynos 7885 chipset and could come with a larger 6GB RAM instead of 4GB RAM seen in A7 (2017). There were reports in August that Samsung was working on two new chipsets- Exynos 7885 and the Exynos 9610. Rumours have it that the Exynos 7885 could be a 10nm FinFET chipset with two ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores clocked at 2.1GHz and four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores integrated with LTE radio and Mali-G71 GPU. This means that the phone could be faster than the Galaxy A7 (2017).advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018), Galaxy A7 (2018) appear in leaked rendersThe leaked renders in past show that the phone will come with a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone could sport a 6-inch display and don a metal body design. The phone could come with a dual camera set up on the front, but this is only a conjecture for now. It is yet unclear if the phone would come with Android Nougat or Google’s latest Android Oreo. The Galaxy A7 (2017) still runs on Android Nougat and its price starts at Rs 23,599. There is no word on the launch of the Galaxy A7(2018) but it is expected to launch sometime around January or February of 2018.
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) In debate over thematic celebrations versus traditional Durga Puja, West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said one should not forget the true essence of theme-based Durga Puja celebrations and that it is everyone’s duty to uphold the traditions.”In the name of theme-based Durga Puja, some people are deviating from the actual meaning of the religious event. For instance, in some marquees, goddess Durga is without any weapons,” said Ghosh.He pointed out that the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was invoking auspicious mantras while some of the ministers of her cabinet have made the Durga idol “powerless.””When such matters are taken lightly, it really hurts our sentiments. Even one of their ministers has spoken on the issue. It is our duty to uphold the tradition of Durga Puja,” he said.Earlier, while the debate was raging between thematic celebrations versus the traditional Durga Puja, state panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee had mentioned that the goddess should be worshipped as per the scriptures while criticising the theme pujas organised by other Trinamool ministers.”That is not Puja, that is only Durgotsav. Ours is Durga Puja,” Mukherjee told a television news channel on Monday while criticising ‘corporatisation’ of the puja organised by some other ministers.State Public Works and Sports Minister Aroop Biswas, who is associated with a popular community puja, said, “I think the devotion is what matters. Just because there is no hoarding or advertisements in Subrata-da’s puja, it doesn’t mean our puja lacks devotion.””All big puja organisers are dependent on corporates. I don’t think even Subrata-da is spending his own money while organising his puja. The corporatisation has happened due to the increasing footfall and I don’t see anything wrong in it,” said State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim, who is also associated with a community puja.–IANSbnd/bdc/prsadvertisement
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Urban Meyer could have coached his final game at Ohio State. The Buckeyes have placed their head coach on paid administrative leave. OSU announced the decision this evening.“Gene and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion. This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction. I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter,” Meyer said.Ohio State’s decision to place Meyer on leave comes following Brett McMurphy’s bombshell report, in which he reported that the Buckeyes’ coach was more aware of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith than he led on at Big Ten Media Days.The writing for Meyer’s firing at Ohio State could be on the wall.“Though there is an investigation to complete, hard to imagine this isn’t the beginning of the end for Meyer at Ohio State. Hard to fathom,” Rece Davis tweeted.So it was as quiet a summer as I can remember. And now a stunning situation. Though there is an investigation to complete, hard to imagine this isn’t the beginning of the end for Meyer at Ohio State. Hard to fathom. https://t.co/xDGFKAdzLt— Rece Davis (@ESPN_ReceDavis) August 1, 2018Meyer is one of the highest-paid coaches in all of sports. He is set to make more than any other coach for the 2018 season.His buyout is among the highest in the country.Per @usatodaysports Urban Meyer may be due a $38 Million dollar buyout if he were fired. Not insignificant pic.twitter.com/4cXWqVQ44N— Stetson (@Stetson_GBR) August 1, 2018Ohio State, though, would surely argue that Meyer would be being fired for cause, which would affect a potential buyout.USA TODAY had more details on what could happen with Meyer and his contract following this evening’s news.“Urban Meyer’s new contract includes prospect of termination for cause in event of finding that he failed to report sexual misconduct, including harassment and stalking, while employed ‘at Ohio State or any other institution of higher learning,” USA TODAY wrote.Urban Meyer’s new contract includes prospect of termination for cause in event of finding that he failed to report sexual misconduct, including harassment and stalking, while employed “at Ohio State or any other institution of higher learning.” https://t.co/FtVTRSLFOX— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) August 1, 2018Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes have a lot of questions to answer moving forward. Ohio State’s football team, meanwhile, is set to open its season on Sept. 1.
Anglo American, in its 2018 annual report, says its use of drones for safety, surveying and security is continuing to expand as it looks to remote-control more of its mining activities.The company has used drones attached to manned aerial-reconnaissance planes for many years and, today, considers itself an industry leader when it comes to drone use.Anglo said it has an expanding fleet of drones, from fixed-wing aircraft to quadcopters, with about 50 skilled operators and another 30 people working in drone maintenance across the group. This is spread across its platinum group metal operations in South Africa, the Kumba iron ore mines (also in South Africa), and at De Beers diamond asset sites in Canada, Namibia and South Africa.“Drones are an important part of our drive to remote-control many of our mining activities while gathering enhanced data and real-time operational performance metrics,” Anglo said. “They provide rapid visual access and multiple views, with smaller drones being used to inspect confined spaces on mines and in processing plants, while bigger aircraft are able to fly at night and stay aloft for up to eight hours.”Drones are being used in varied tasks such as exploration, mine mapping and calculating the volume of stockpiles, Anglo said, adding that they are proving to be cost effective.“The deployment of drones is assisting in making our activities safer. Crucially, their use avoids the need for people in potentially hazardous areas,” the company said.Drones are now being used to inspect and monitor high-risk areas, including stockpiles, mine slopes, ore passes, tailings dams and chemical-storage facilities, Anglo said. They can check for the presence of personnel in a blast area, and measure fragmentation or the direction of dust movement after a blast. By employing them in such applications, it removes the possibility of Anglo personnel entering dangerous areas.Other applications the company is using them on include traffic management at operations, as well as monitoring rehabilitation activity, including in areas where it can be difficult and risky for people on the ground to gain access.Frans Kruger, Anglo American’s Global Aviation Safety Principal, said: “Drones increase our safety and efficiency, and they let us take human beings out of potentially dangerous environments.”Anglo concluded: “Drone technology is evolving fast and, as a responsible operator, we are working closely with other drone operators and South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority, for example, to develop appropriate standards, while also serving with other mining companies on the technical advisory committee of the Flight Safety Foundation.”
← Previous Story Scandal in Poland: Wisla lost 0:10 against Piotrkowianin! Next Story → Didier Dinart retires from NT Tatran Presov What is wrong with Slovakian Tatran Presov? Slovakian champion has lost the first match since 2011 (654) days against Sporta Hlohovec 34:33 (20:18) last weekend, but tonight the best team in Slovakia is defeated again – this time Michalovce was outstanding – 38:31! Tatran has to find form quickly before the first match of the EHF CUP Group Stage against Rhein Neckar Lowen next Saturday.photo: tatran presov
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GERMAN CUSTOMS OFFICIALS have intercepted a package addressed to the Vatican containing 14 condoms filled with cocaine.The Bild am Sonntag reports that a box packed with 340 grammes of cocaine valued at 40,000 euros ($55,200) were seized at the international airport in the eastern city of Leipzig in January.South AmericaThe narcotics, posted from an unnamed South American country, were in liquid form and had been poured into the condoms and placed in the package addressed to the main postal centre at the Vatican.The newspaper, citing a German customs report, said authorities handed the package with the drugs to a police officer at the Vatican with the aim of laying a trap for a culprit who might try to claim it.But Bild said the parcel had remained there since January.German investigators believe the intended recipient, who remains unknown, was likely tipped off that the package had been intercepted, the newspaper said.InterpolThe Vatican office of Interpol is now working on the investigation with German police, according to the report.German customs authorities could not immediately be reached for comment.- © AFP, 2012Read: “Stop doing evil”: Pope Francis takes on the mafia>
Widespread killing of civilians and gross human rights violations are reported. Given the seriousness of the crisis and the urgent needs of innocent civilians, Ireland will provide a further €1.36 million to our NGO partners in South Sudan to provide healthcare and protection to vulnerable women and children.The funding will go towards emergency response work, health care and aid for those who have fled to Uganda. THE IRISH GOVERNMENT yesterday pledged €2 million to support life-saving work in South Sudan where an estimated five million people are in urgent need of assistance.More than 1.2 million people have fled their homes due to the escalating conflict. Both the government and rebels, who are currently fighting a civil war, have been blocking United Nations peacekeeper patrols.Despite heavy international pressure, a second ceasefire this month for the world’s youngest nation has crumbled, in a six-month war that has already claimed thousands – possibly tens of thousands – of lives.Speaking yesterday, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said the devastating conflict has left thousands of families “destitute, with hunger and under-nutrition now widespread”.“The UN has warned that more than a third of South Sudan’s population, or four million people, will be on the brink of starvation by the end of 2014 if urgent action is not taken,” he said. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIt comes at a time when the country is dealing with a serious outbreak of Cholera. More than 315 cases have been recorded since the outbreak was officially delcared on 15 May.In other locations across the country, there have been suspected cases that are awaiting confirmation.Commenting on the crisis, Brian P Moller of Médecins Sans Frontier, which has been providing assistance, said:Following five months of intense conflict, dire conditions in many camps for displaced people, and a worsening rainy season, we are concerned about the impact of the disease. Yet cholera can be simply and effectively treated if caught early enough.“MSF’s priority is to ensure a quick and efficient response to contain the outbreak as much as possible, working on both the treatment of patients and the prevention of the disease,” he said.The organisation has begun setting up a site for a treatment centre and has vaccinated around 17,000 people since April – particularly in the camps where people displaced by the conflict are living.- With additional reporting from AFP.Read: After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan>Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead>
LulzSec is having a busy few days. Earlier today we reported that the hacker group had managed to gain access to the porn website pron.com. In the process, they grabbed over 25,000 user logins, 55 admin accounts, and a bunch of .mil and .gov logins. Now LulzSec is teasing another hack, and this time it’s a high-profile game server.The following LulzSec tweet gives us a big hint as to what the next information dump will be from the group:AdChoices广告Brink is a first-person shooter developed by Splash Damage that combines a single-player game with multiplayer elements. Released on May 10th in the U.S., it relies on multiplayer because, as Alan said in his review, “Brink is best played as a multi-player game against other opponents.” That also means Brink needs servers running for those online match-ups to happen and logins to occur.If LulzSec has managed to hack that server it could mean a new round of user details being stolen and a headache for publisher Bethesda. We may not find out exactly what they managed to grab for a while though, as this further tweet appeared on the official LulzSec account shortly after the first hint tweet:For the moment, we have to assume that in the next 24 hours we could be seeing Brink user data appearing on the web, and possibly even Bethesda internal data too.If you are a Brink player, we’d suggest pre-empting this by updating your account password.via Twitter
In his nearly 40 years in the jewelry business, it hasn’t been uncommon for Joe Lanning to work six days a week. Three of those days, he would drive back to work after dinner to chisel out a few more hours.Long hours, he said, go hand-in-hand with running your own business, as he and his wife do at My Jeweler, 809 Main St. And, despite turning 70 this month, Lanning said he has no plans to retire, though he has cut back his hours.“I am going to work, probably, until I die,” he said with a shrug.There is no macabre tone to how he says it, nor any undercurrents of a workaholic. Lanning, a Portland native, has been working since he was a teenager. Retirement really doesn’t appeal to him, he said.“I would be doing something anyhow, because I couldn’t just sit,” he said.Lanning isn’t alone. As baby boomers age, they seem to be retiring at a slower rate than prior generations. The reasons for this can vary, but financial planners and economists interviewed for this article say many either haven’t saved enough money or, like Lanning, simply feel too healthy to hang it up.“I think there are a lot of people of my generation that have worked since they were teenagers, and to stop — what are they going to do?” Lanning said. “I think there are a lot of them that enjoy working. … They just want to talk and be with people, rather than sit at home with a cat or a dog and have that for their only company.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – Several South Florida students were treated to $300 worth of new clothes for the school year, and it was all thanks to a dedicated Miami Dolphins legend.The Jason Taylor Foundation hosted the “Cool Gear for the New Year” event in Davie.Kids shopped at Old Navy with help from some familiar faces, including 7’s Vivian Gonzalez and former Dolphins player Wes Welker.“I like seeing the kids smile,” said former Dolphins defensive lineman Jason Taylor. “Having the ability, being given the power to put a smile on somebody’s face and change somebody’s life, in just a small way, it doesn’t take a whole lot sometimes.”Dolphins players Mike Pouncey and Cameron Wake were also on hand to help kids pick out clothes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享John Oliver from HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” has gifted the last remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage an array of Russell Crowe memorabilia that was purchased by the show in an auction. In Soldotna, the store supervisor created a Twitter account in an attempt to contact the show, “Hello, I’m a supervisor at Soldotna Blockbuster Alaska. We do have three stores currently open, if you’d like to contact us about this Merch our number is (907)-260-3460. I made this account because the residents of Soldotna won’t stop talking about it.” Among the items were boxing gear from Cinderella Man, and costume pieces from Les Miserables and Robin Hood. On Oliver’s show on Sunday night, he reported on the closure of multiple Blockbusters in Alaska. Oliver challenged the owner of the Anchorage location to contact the show within 48 hours and he would give the store the memorabilia. Oliver: “Those few remaining Alaskan Blockbusters are under serious threat. If only there were a fun movie themed way to draw them in. To the Manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage, all of this is yours, just call us in the next 48 hours and we will send it to you.” Kevin Daymude, the general manager for the three remaining Alaska stores, says he has reached out to the show to claim the memorabilia. The three stores are located in Anchorage, Soldotna, and Fairbanks.
ADC AUTHOR A new report shows that innovative community partnerships can go beyond shared municipal services to have an even greater impact on military readiness, environmental resilience and family support.ADC’s new report, “The Innovators: Five Projects Defining Military-Community Innovation,” features case studies from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Fort Carson, Colo., and Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn.“[T]hese projects display a heightened level of creativity and ingenuity that will drive our bases and communities into the future,” the report says.
WILMINGTON, MA — Minnie (Buffett) Bahia, age 95, of Sarasota, FL, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, previously of Cambridge & Somerville, MA passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018.Minnie was the beloved wife of the late Walter Bahia, devoted mother of Walter Bahia & his wife Teresa of Sarasota, FL, Michael Bahia & his wife Jasmine of Chelmsford, Richard Bahia & his wife Rita of Cape Coral, FL and Rochelle Arinella & her late husband Bo of Methuen, loving “Nana” of the late Walter Corey, Wendy, Aprile, Walter James, Alanna, Brian, Craig, Laura and Tracey, and great-grandmother to Piper, Bennett, Mikala, Steven, Amanda, Corey, Sarah, and Alex, cherished daughter of the late Snook Buffett and Alma Buffett Pendergast, dear sister of Betty Aprile & her husband Arnie of Wilmington, the late Ruth Stewart and late brother Albert Bungay. Minnie is survived by her sister-in-law, Freida Bungay of Newfoundland, Canada as well as many loving nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62) Wilmington on Tuesday, August 7th, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, August 6th, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Minnie’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”
Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord, in Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel Studios Epic is continuing its #FortniteXAvengers partnership with Marvel to promote Avengers: Endgame, releasing a new Star-Lord skin and dancing emote. On Monday, the Fortnite publisher tweeted the release of the Star-Lord skin. It goes for 1,500 V-Bucks, or approximately $15. Along with the new skin, Guardians of the Galaxy ship the Milano is available as a glider in the Fortnite Shop for 1,200 V-Bucks, or approximately $12. The tweet also shows Star-Lord’s emote called “Dance Off,” which is taken directly from the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy when Chris Pratt’s character distracts Ronan the Accuser with a dance competition. It will cost players 500 V-Bucks, or $5, for the dance. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See it Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comments TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Gaming,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. 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. Post a comment $999 Angela Lang/CNET Share your voice Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review $60 at Best Buy Read the Rylo camera preview DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 0 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. Like other downloadable content, the Star-Lord skins and accessories will be available only until the shop refreshes, which will be at 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday.Epic tweeted on Tuesday a new addition to the game: large parties. Players can now create a large party of up to 16 team members. Previously, players were able to join a squad of only four members. Sixteen-player parties will be available on all game modes that support the feature. Avengers: Endgame was released in theaters on April 26 and took in a record-breaking $1.22 billion during its opening weekend. $999 Tags Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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). Boost Mobile See It 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. See It JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Apple iPhone XS Rylo $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express Read the AirPods review $999 $6 at Tidal 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. Tags Sprint 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. Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET Share your voice 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. See at Turo $210 at Best Buy Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 7 See It Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Turo Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. 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. 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. $520 at HP Sarah Tew/CNET $299 at Amazon $59 at eBay Time for a dance off, bro.Get the new Dance Off emote along with Marvel’s Star-Lord Outfit. The Guardians of the Galaxy Set is available in the Item Shop now! #FortniteXAvengers pic.twitter.com/veEPdRjnOO— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 30, 2019 See at Amazon The Cheapskate Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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.
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:57Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:57?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Indian soldiers and Kashmiri onlookers stand near the remains of an Indian Air Force aircraft after it crashed in Budgam district, on the outskirts of Srinagar on February 27, 2019.TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty ImagesA court of inquiry has been set up to ascertain whether an Indian missile shot down the Mi17 helicopter in Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir on February 27 killing six Indian Air Force personnel and a civilian. The Mi17 helicopter was hovering over Kashmir skies when India and Pakistan were locked in an aerial stand-off had crashed minutes after the Pakistan jets crossed over the Line of Control into the Indian territory to target military bases.However, Pakistan refrained from mentioning that any of its jets shot down the Mi17 helicopter that has led to serious questions over lapses on India’s side. The investigations are currently examining the sequence of events, particularly identifying whether the IAF personnel had followed the protocol of switching on the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems. IAF officials told Economic Times that court marshall proceedings may be initiated against the personnel who are found negligent.Whether the in-charge personnel followed the set of protocols that could lead to the identification of friendly fire and how there should be an overall improvement in the system especially when the air defence network is congested. There are also apprehensions of whether Israel-made Indian missile confused the Mi17 helicopter with Pakistan’s drone or UAV that led to the subsequent crash.On February 27, an air defence alert was sounded in Indian states close to the Line of Control which also led to a temporary shutdown of several airports in J&K and Punjab. There were also reports of at least 25 Pakistani jets trying to make their way into the Indian side and target Indian Army camps. Sources revealed to Economic Times that Pakistan may have also deployed armed UAVs which may have been confused with slow flying Mi 17 helicopter.The senior officers said that the enquiry is seeking to ascertain whether the transport aircraft and helicopters that day followed the standard procedure and took the demarcated routes for flying. IAF Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashes near Bengaluru’s HAL Airport After the helicopter crashed in Budgam district of Kashmir, several Pakistani F-16 jets intruded the LoC within 10 minutes crossing over to Nowshehra sector in Jammu, nearly 300 kilometres apart. A Pakistani official handout later accepted the aerial battle with IAF in Nowshehra but didn’t mention the Budgam crash, which has led to the setting up of an enquiry into the incident.The indications of an external force leading to the Mi 17 V5 crash are pretty strong after the locals said that they heard a loud explosion and saw a trail of smoke near the helicopter crash site. Mi 17 helicopters are known to be one of the sturdiest aircraft prone to little to no technical snags. Close
Houston Police Department“Our primary responding officer is lucky to be alive and was unhurt when the suspect opened fire on this patrol vehicle as it arrived on scene at 13200 Memorial.” -Houston Police DepartmentThe family of a “troubled” Army veteran from California says he was the gunman who killed one person and injured several others in a shooting at a Houston auto detail shop.Family members identified 25-year-old Dionisio Garza III of Rancho Cucamonga, California, as the man who opened fire Sunday, killing 56-year-old Eugene Linscomb, a customer at the shop who had arrived moments earlier.Garza was killed about an hour later by a SWAT officer.Police have not released the suspect’s name and say they don’t know a motive for the shooting.But Garza’s family told KPRC TV in Houston that “something snapped” in him following two tours in Afghanistan.Garza’s family said his condition worsened in the weeks before he traveled to Houston to visit an Army friend. Share
Stay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… When fighting a galactic civil war, your spaceship is bound to take a beating.But just how much does it cost to insure a vehicle that’s made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?More than you might expect. (And more than a smuggler like Han Solo can afford.)Star Wars superfans at UK-based InsuretheGap are getting into the spirit of the upcoming film by calculating insurance quotes for eight of the franchise’s most famous vehicles.Based on factors like weight and size—as well as presumed maximum speed in atmosphere—the team created an algorithm to generate an annual price. (For reference, one Galactic Credit is worth roughly 50 cents.)“We set about working out just how much it would cost to insure some of our favorite ships—just on the off chance we found ourselves suddenly transported to the outer rim with a big stack of credits,” InsuretheGap said.X-34 Landspeeder(via InsuretheGap)Luke’s swift landcruiser is easily the cheapest to insure. Boasting a top speed of 155 mph, the two-seater isn’t much to behold, it’s mundane design ideal for harsh desert climates like Tatooine. After the death of his aunt and uncle, Luke sold his speeder in Mos Eisley to help pay for passage to Alderaan.The Khetanna(via InsuretheGap)Jabba the Hutt’s luxury sail barge offers the most bang for your buck, according to InsuretheGap. Basically a giant floating pub, with room for up to 500 passengers and a live band, the large craft is fit for a 600-year-old intergalactic gangster.Sebulba’s Podracer(via InsuretheGap)Sebulba earned his riches from repeated Podrace wins. So he can afford the annual insurance cost on his heavily modified sports car—which got a bump in price due to the “monumentally dangerous” risks of podracing.Tie Advanced X1(via InsuretheGap)Darth Vader’s experimental TIE fighter was a modified prototype of what would eventually become the TIE Advanced X1. The later model’s addition of a hyperdrive costs extra, because, according to InsuretheGap, “crossing a galaxy in the blink of an eye is astonishingly easy to get wrong.”Slave I(via InsuretheGap)Boba Fett inherited the deadly Slave I upon the death of Jango Fett. But Aurra Sing’s crash landing on Florrum did nothing to help the bounty hunter’s insurance premium.T-65 X-Wing Starfighter(via InsuretheGap)The Toyota of Rebel Alliance ships, Luke’s X-Wing Starfighter features four laser cannons and two proton torpedo launchers, nimble engines, and an astromech droid co-pilot. But its light modifications have little bearing on the insurance costs.“Being a Rebel and a Jedi Knight, however, are pretty risky occupations, and this adds quite a hefty extra onto the overall costs,” InsuretheGap said. “He seems to be a pretty stand-up guy, too, so we reckon he’d declare the swamp damage.”Millennium Falcon(via InsuretheGap)She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts.Surprisingly expensive to insure, Han’s beloved ship is a huge liability for the Rebel smuggler, who’s made heavy modifications to the iconic freighter over the years. Here’s to hoping Chewie goes Dutch.CR90 Corvette(via InsuretheGap)The Corellian Corvette (or Alderaan cruiser, or blockade runner) is a large, powerful ship with an enormous passenger capacity, a whopping top speed of 590 mph, and a monstrous annual insurance cost.“We don’t find out exactly who pilots this ship, which drives the price up somewhat,” InsuretheGap said. “As does the risk of carrying stolen Death Star plans.” Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.