first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) The Centre has released over Rs 113 crore to six border states as part of its plan to ameliorate the problems of people living in these isolated locations, officials said Monday. The Home Ministry recently released Rs 113.36 crore to Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP). With this, the home ministry has released a total of Rs 637.98 crore so far during 2018-19 to states having International Border, a government official said. The funds released so far this fiscal were in addition to Rs 1,100 crore released in 2017-18 for the all-round development of villages located along the International Border in 17 states. The BADP covers 111 border districts in 17 states to meet special development needs of border population with a focus on the people living within 50 kilometres of the International Border. The BADP schemes include construction of primary health centres, schools, supply of drinking water, community centres, connectivity, drainage to enable sustainable living in border areas. It now covers schemes or activities relating to Swachhta Abhiyan, skill development programmes, promotion of sports activities in border areas, promotion of rural tourism, border tourism, protection of heritage sites, construction of helipads in remote and inaccessible hilly areas, which do not have road connectivity. Skill development training to farmers for the use of modern and scientific techniques in agriculture, organic farming is also part of the BADP now, another official said. As many as 61 model villages are also being developed under the BADP to improve the quality of life for the border population.advertisement A total of Rs 13,400 crore has been released since the BADP programme was initiated in 1986-87. India shares border with Pakistan (3,323 km), China (3,488 km), Nepal (1,751 km), Bhutan (699 km), Myanmar (1,643 km) and Bangladesh (4,096 km). PTI ACB ACB INDINDlast_img read more

first_imgzoom Philippine port developer International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) posted a revenue from port operations of USD 1.244 billion for the year ended December 31, 2017.The results are 10 percent higher compared to USD 1.128 billion reported in 2016.Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) were also 10 pct higher year-on-year standing at USD 578 million.Net income attributable to equity holders for the full-year was USD 182.1 million, up one percent from the previous year.ICTSI said the increase in net income was mainly due to the continuing ramp-up at its new terminal in Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), strong operating results from the terminals in Iraq, Mexico, Honduras, Madagascar, China, Poland and Brazil, along with the gain related to the termination of the sub-concession agreement in Lagos, Nigeria.The port operator’s handled consolidated volume came at 9.15 million TEUs in 2017, five percent more than in 2016.“The increase in volume was primarily due to continuing improvement in global trade activities particularly in the emerging markets, continuing ramp-up at ICTSI’s operations in Basra, Iraq, new services at Manzanillo, Mexico and contribution of new terminals in Matadi, DRC and Melbourne, Australia. Excluding the new terminals, the consolidated volume would have increased by four percent,” the group said.For 2018, the group has earmarked USD 380 million for capital expenditure, which will mainly be allocated for the capacity expansion in its terminal operations in Manila, Mexico and Iraq.In addition, ICTSI capital will be directed to the rehabilitation and development of its container terminal in Honduras, procurement of additional equipment and minor infrastructure works in its newly acquired terminal operations in Papua New Guinea, and the completion of its new barge terminal project in Cavite City, Philippines.last_img read more

OSU competes in a match against Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 5 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1. Credit: Emily Yarcusko / For the LanternThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team had it’s toughest game of the season against No. 17 Minnesota, and was unable to hang on in five sets.The Buckeyes won the first set before losing the next two and the final frame (25-21, 23-25, 20-25, 29-27, 12-15).In the first set, the Golden Gophers got off to a 5-2 lead, but a 11-4 run by the Buckeyes helped OSU to take the first set.In the second set, the Gophers had all the momentum from the beginning, as they took a 7-3 lead, but the Buckeyes would rally back multiple times in the beginning of the match, before the Gophers took control after a 12-12 tie.After intermission, the Buckeyes came out and fell victim to a Gopher 6-0 run, however the Buckeyes would come back. While they had chances to tie, they could never overcome the one-point deficit and the Gophers eventually took a 2-1 lead.The Buckeyes found a way to win the crucial fourth set, as they survived four match points to avoid defeat and tie the match up at two apiece.The final kill of the fourth set came from sophomore outside hitter Kylie Randall, where she was able to give the Buckeyes the only two-point lead of the set that mattered.After coming off a set in which neither team led by more than two, the Gophers and Buckeyes continued to fight out for the final game. The Gophers would gain their largest lead of the game with their final point, winning their third and clinching set 15-12.Three Buckeye seniors led both teams in multiple categories. Senior setter Taylor Sherwin led all players in assists with 58 and was tied for the lead in service aces with two. She also added six digs. Senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger led all players with 21 kills and added nine digs. Senior defensive specialist Alyssa Winner led all players in digs with 14.Junior middle blocker Tyler Richardson led the team in blocks with nine. Richardson added seven kills and a block, while Randall added 10 kills and three digs.The Buckeyes are scheduled to face No. 5 Wisconsin on Sunday. The match is set for 2 p.m. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBerbice serious accident: Drunk driver suspended from driving for 2 yearsAugust 19, 2017In “Court”Update: Police confirm three dead in Coverden Smash upOctober 18, 2013In “Crime”5 injured in 4-vehicle accident at MahaiconyAugust 6, 2017In “Local News” -Minibus driver was under the influence of alcoholA reportedly intoxicated minibus driver, 47, and the driver of a motor lorry, 45, are in police custody assisting with the investigation of a serious accident which occurred Thursday evening on the No. 19 Public Road, East Coast Berbice, and resulted in five of eleven passengers of the minibus being hospitalized; four at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital and one at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). They are said to be in serious but stable conditions.According to a statement from the Police, their investigations revealed that motor lorry GLL 8559 with trailer TSS 458, was proceeding east along the northern carriageway, whilst mini bus BNN 9791 with the passengers, was in the rear, proceeding in the said direction, when it was alleged that the minibus in attempting to overtake the lorry and trailer collided with the rear of the trailer which was said to be unlighted.As a result of the impact, the passengers, all from Topoo, Albion, Corentyne, received injuries, whilst the driver of the mini bus and lorry were unhurt.The passengers were rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where six of them were treated and sent away.Treated and sent away1.      Lilawattie Basdeo, 26 years2.      Eshan Looknauth, 5 years3.      Dinesh Looknauth, 22 years4.      Yashi Looknauth, 3 years5.      Fardeen Kiodeen, 3 years6.      Chari Narine, 45 yearsAdmitted at New Amsterdam Hospital1.      Shazar Kiodeen, 7 years2.      Ryan Gorad, 10 years3.      Beesham Kiodeen, 12 years4.      Fizeea Kiodeen, 10 years,Transferred to GPHC1.      Mohamed Safraz, 44 years.According to the police, breathalyzer tests were administered to both drivers and whilst the driver of the lorry, who hails from Nigg Settlement, Corentyne, Berbice, was not found to have any alcohol in his breath, the driver of the mini bus was found to be above the legal limit.The investigation is in progress. read more

first_imgPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) reports that junior mining companies on the TSX Venture (TSX-V) Exchange had a tremendous year in 2006. Their total market capitalization rose to $27.6 billion, a dramatic 86% increase from $14.8 billion in 2005. According to the inaugural PwC report on Canada’s junior mining sector review of trends in the TSX-V mining industry, investors showed their confidence and strong metal prices continued to lift the value of mining companies in these remarkable boom times for the industry.   The PwC survey examined the financial position of the top 100 of the 967 junior mining companies on the TSX-V based on market capitalization as of September 30, 2006. According to Paul Murphy, PwC partner and Canadian Mining Practice Leader, “Gold was a key reason for the growth on the TSX-V in 2006. Four of the five largest mining companies on the exchange list gold as their commodity of focus.”   The survey found that one of the most impressive numbers of 2006 was the $1.2 billion that exploration companies were able to raise through issuing shares, a 253% increase from 2005. Murphy adds, “The TSX-V is a good home for Canada’s junior mining companies who can then graduate to the larger TSX when they become bigger scale producers.”   The single greatest investment by TSX-V mining companies in 2006 was the $409.4 million they put towards mineral properties and exploration. This was 79% more than in 2005. More was also spent on property, plant and equipment in 2006 for a total of $103.9 million, more than double from the year before.   In 2006, all junior mining companies had $4 billion in total assets, $2.6 billion more than in 2005. These results follow last year’s predictions by PwC that 2006 would be an even stronger year for the mining industry than 2005. PwC’s mine:let the good times roll report looked at how continually strengthening commodity prices has placed the sector in a prolonged boom period. The 40 mining companies included in mine represent over 80% of the total global industry by market capitalization. Mine showed that investor confidence in the worldwide mining industry and its prospects have continued to strengthen – much like they have for junior mining companies on the TSX-V.   This year’s junior mining survey showed that the combined market capitalization of the top five companies on the TSX-V more than doubled in 2006 to $3.7 billion from $1.7 billion in 2005. The top five’s share of the TSX-Vs total value rose slightly from 11.4% to 13.4%. This demonstrates the overall growth of the TSX-V during the year, as most companies of all sizes saw value appreciation for their shareholders. The top five companies in 2006 by market value (exploration/production)were:      1. Urasia Energy ($1.23 billion)- production   2. Aurelian Resources ($826.6 million) – exploration   3. Northern Dynasty Minerals ($657.4 million)- exploration   4. ECU Silver Mining ($569.2 million) – production   5. Seabridge Gold Inc. ($474.9 million) – explorationlast_img read more

first_imgCompanhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), one of the largest industrial groups in Brazil, has selected IBM Power Systems and Storage to run its SAP HANA® in-memory analytics applications. CSN is one of the largest exporters of iron ore in South America, and also develops and offers high value steel, mining, cement, logistics and energy products for the automotive and construction industries and manufacturers of household appliances and packaging.“With the amount of data companies like ours are producing daily, it is critical that we have an IT infrastructure that enables us to run our analytics workloads efficiently,” said Fabio Faria, Chief Information Officer at CSN. “The stability and flexibility of IBM Power Systems and storage does just that by providing a reliable system for running SAP HANA and our SAP applications.”The combination of IBM Power Systems E880 servers running SAP HANA and IBM Storwize V5000 storage systems will enable CSN to adapt its IT infrastructure to support the company’s anticipated growth. The Power Systems E880s being implemented at CSN provide memory spaces of up to 16TB on a platform designed for data analytics. The POWER8 processors in the Power Systems E880 boast four times the multithreading capability per core along with four times the memory bandwidth and cache per chip compared to x86 Haswell chips.IBM and SAP will also increase support for SAP HANA running on IBM Power Systems via the latest support package stack 11 (SPS11) for the SAP HANA platform. The new enhancements ensure that Power Systems can bring its capabilities in flexibility, resiliency, and performance to the broad community using SAP HANA. New enhancements include:Virtualisation of SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems — Clients can now consolidate multiple production instances of SAP HANA onto smaller footprints virtualised with IBM PowerVM, which is available exclusively on IBM Power Systems. IBM Power Systems is the first and only platform generally available for deploying multiple production instances of SAP HANA on individual virtual machines, which can reduce the number of servers that are needed. Virtualisation can help organisations avoid the management complexity found on bare metal infrastructures and significantly enhance the efficiency of production deployments of SAP HANASAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems — IBM customers will be able to select from a wider range of application choices with the newly released availability of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems on which to run their SAP HANA-based ERP and analytics applicationsBusiness warehouse scaling with SAP HANA — Clients can also take advantage of scale-out architectures when deploying SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems. This expands deployment options for clients, enabling them to choose the infrastructure path that is most appropriate for their environments running SAP HANA.“IBM’s Power Systems are uniquely suited to provide rapid access to critical business data stored with in-memory database technologies like SAP HANA,” said Vicente Moranta, Director And Business Line Executive at IBM, responsible for IBM Power Systems running SAP HANA. “With the addition of virtualisation through PowerVM, SAP Business Suite and scale-out architectures, IBM and SAP are providing a choice of different performance levels to meet today’s big data demands.”last_img read more

Nenad Perunicic ← Previous Story Meshkov Brest take away points from Kristianstad Next Story → Marin Sego saves Pick Szeged away win against PPD Zagreb Serbia will get a new head-coach of the national team. His name is Nenad Perunicic, one of the greatest handball players of 90’s.The 47-years old Perunicic, who won EHF Champions League as a player with Spanish Bidasoa and German SC Magdeburg, working at RK Crvena zvezda Beograd as a coach since 2011.

first_imgThe State could not be expected to solve employers’ funding problems given the financial implications it would have for taxpayers.“However, the State can intervene to ensure a fairer deal for workers and sufficient protection for pensioners while allowing employers to get to grips with their pension problems. That is the purpose of this Bill.”The measures were welcomed this evening by business union IBEC, calling the existing system “desperately unfair”.A dispute over a defined benefit scheme is the reason behind an upcoming ballot for industrial action at the ESB.Union bosses said in September that changes were made to employees pension schemes “without nay agreement of consultation”.Read: Warning over defined benefit pension schemes >More: Union boss warns that ESB industrial action could hit power supplies > SOCIAL PROTECTION MINISTER Joan Burton has announced a raft of measures to tackle problems associated with defined pension benefit schemes.Those paying into such schemes, but are still working, can be left severely out of pocket if the fund becomes bankrupt, while those in receipt of a pension will receive 100 per cent of what is owed to them.The legislation will also cover when a fund is being restructured, or when both the employer and the fund are insolvent.However this situation, known as “double insolvency”, will not be covered by the legislation in historic cases. An EU Insolvency Directive can instead be relied on, as seen in a European Court of Justice ruling against Ireland over the pension funds of Waterford Crystal employees.Funds up to €12,000Minister Burton received government approval today for measures which would protect pensioners’ funds up to €12,000, the same level as the State pension. If an insolvent scheme can not pay that amount to each person, the state will make up any shortfall using the Pension Levy fund.Any pensions above this level will be protected at 50 per cent.Minister Burton said that this new legislation, the Pensions [Amendment] Bill, will leave the State pension fully unaffected, and that it creates a fair situation for the taxpayer:last_img read more

first_imgUS MEDIA OUTLETS have reported that an eight-year-old boy was killed in this afternoon’s explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.Citing two law enforcement sources, the Boston Globe said the child was one of the three confirmed victims.More than 130 others were injured in the attack and have been treated at area hospitals. It is understood that dozens of the injured have lost limbs.Boston Children’s Hospital confirmed that it is treating 10 patients.According to Reuters journalist Edith Honan, the injury list includes leg traumas, fractures and two head injuries to a 14-year-old and a two-year-old.Brigham and Women’s Hospital is treating 20 patients who were injured today. The hospital is currently on lockdown because of what it describes as “an abundance of caution”. This means that no visitors will be allowed into the hospital until further notice. Television reporters have said there are FBI personnel and SWAT teams at the campus.Reports indicate that there is a possible person of interest being treated at the hospital.Police chief Ed Davis dismissed rumours that a suspect is in custody.“There is no suspect at Brigham and Women’s Hospital,” he told a press briefing at The Westin hotel at 1.45am, adding he wanted to “fix” those erroneous reports.“There are people we are talking to,” he confirmed.Massachusetts General Hospital is treating 29 adult patients, eight of whom are in a critical condition. The injuries range from cuts and bruises to amputations.Dr Alisdair Conn, chief of emergency services at Massachusetts General Hospital, told reporters that in his 25 years working at the hospital, he had never seen such “carnage in a civilian population”.“This is what we expect from war,” he added.Boston Medical Centre has also received 23 patients from the blasts, most of whom have received lower leg injuries. In a statement, doctors said: “Of those 23, seven are listed in fair condition and the remaining 16 are serious.”Marathon organisers, Boston Athletic Association, issued a statement this morning to extend its “deepest sympathies” to all those affected by the day’s events.“Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance,” it said.All runners who were still on the course at the time of the simultaneous explosions have been returned to a community meeting area.The club thanked “the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support”.UPDATED: Two dead, more than 100 injured in Boston Marathon blastsUpdated: So far no reports of Irish caught up in marathon blastsRead more coverage of the Boston Marathon explosions>last_img read more

first_imgThe Hellenic Diaspora has to obtain the right to vote in Greece and has to be able to elect its own representatives in the Greek Parliament according to former Foreign Minister of Greece Dora Bakoyannis, who spoke to Neos Kosmos during her private visit in Melbourne this week. Bakoyannis, the daughter of former conservative Prime Minister of Greece Konstantinos Mitsotakis, was the first female mayor of Athens. She was also a contender for the leadership of the governing conservative New Democracy (ND) party in November 2009. Ms Bakoyannis is currently an MP for ND. During her visit to Melbourne she also stated her support for the Diaspora to pay lower taxes for its assets in Greece, whilst at the same time expressing her surprise, even though “progress has been made” as she said, about the fact that the negotiations between Australia and Greece for the working holiday visa have not been completed. “As a modern European country Greece is obliged to give the voting right to its citizens who live abroad. The voting right should be given to the Greeks of the Diaspora who retain the Greek citizenship, and they should also have the right to elect their own representatives in the electorate regions where they live”, Bakoyianni said. For the issue of taxing Greeks living abroad she stated that: “It is not possible to avoid taxing the Greek of the Diaspora who has economic interests in Greece. Perhaps we should examine where and how we can alleviate the tax burden of the expatriate, in order to retain and to strengthen his link with Greece and in order to encourage him to invest or to establish a business in Greece” Talking to Kostas Nikolopoulos, deputy editor of Neos Kosmos, Ms Bakoyannis was optimistic about the future of the Greek economy and said that recovery will come to Greece in the second half of 2014, but this means that the average citizen will not be able to see its results until a later time. “The government of Antonis Samaras is the only government that can get Greece out of the crisis and secure its future”, she said. In an interview to the Greek Program on SBS radio, Dora Bakoyiannis said that “Greece today is an ideal place for anyone to invest”. The prominent MP from Greece met this week in Melbourne with Nick Kotsiras, Victoria’s Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship and Minister for Energy and Resources and discussed the current state of Affairs in Greece, in the economic and political front. Both Mr Kotsiras and Ms Bakoyiannis expressed their deep concerns over the popularity of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, and stressed the need for Greek Australians to promote Greece as a holiday destination for Australians wishing to holiday in Europe. The former Foreign Minister of Greece during her Melbourne visit stated her admiration for the harmonic multicultural society of Australia as well as for the achievements of the Greek community in this country. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and a coalition of ag stakeholders sent a letter to the Senate Agriculture Committee, supporting two bipartisan nominees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The Senate Ag Committee held their nomination hearing on July 27, 2017.Dawn DeBerry Stump has been nominated as a Republican commissioner; Rostin (Russ) Behnam as a Democratic commissioner. Both are former Senate staffers. Additionally, the nomination of Brian Quintenz was previously reported out of the Senate Ag Committee.The Commission consists of five commissioners appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to serve staggered five-year terms. The President, with the consent of the Senate, designates one of the commissioners to serve as Chairman. No more than three commissioners at any one time may be from the same political party. Currently Commissioner Chris Giancarlo is serving as acting chairman of the Commission; the only other commissioner is Sharon Bowen, who will step down when a replacement is confirmed.“Now more than ever it is important to have strong advocates for agriculture at the CFTC,” the letter states.  “As CFTC’s oversight responsibility and regulatory footprint has grown, the agricultural futures markets remain as vital and integral to our industry as they were before the financial innovation that led us to today’s derivatives markets… Given the vacancies that have existed for a number of years, we also consider it timely to have all five Commission seats filled. Therefore, we respectfully request the Senate confirm the nominees as soon as is practical to ensure a fully functional Commission moving forward.”The full text of the letter can be found here.last_img read more

first_img Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Best Buy $6 at Tidal Read DJI Osmo Action preview 2:27 TV and Movies See at Turo CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Marvel Netflix,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. 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). Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Turo Share your voice See at Amazon Comment $59 at eBay Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Read the AirPods review $155 at Google Express Iron Fist is just one of the Marvel shows Netflix canceled but still wants considered for an Emmy. Netflix Netflix may have canceled all of its Marvel series, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten about them.Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Punisher are among the series Netflix is promoting on its “For Your Consideration” website as part of its campaign for the 2019 Emmys. Jessica Jones is absent presumably because the third and final season of the show doesn’t air until later this year (the eligibility period for this year’s Emmys runs from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019).In total, Netflix is campaigning for 13 series this year — not counting unscripted shows like reality TV and standup — that have already been cancelled, according to Business Insider. Last year, Netflix walked away with 112 Emmy nominations, while HBO took 108, dethroning HBO from its position as most-nominated network, a title it had held for 17 years. They ended up tying for actual number of awards at the 2018 Emmys.The voting process for the 2019 Emmys begins in June and nominations will be announced in July. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 22.Netflix didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.  Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. $999 $520 at HP 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See It 1 $210 at Best Buy Comments 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. Share your voice Tags The Cheapskate 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. 7 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $999 Tags Read the Rylo camera preview What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See it $999 $299 at Amazon HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET Boost Mobile 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. Rylo Angela Lang/CNET Read Google Home Hub review $999 Chris Monroe/CNET Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sprint $60 at Best Buy What’s new to stream in April 2019 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. 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first_img(Photo: Matthew Smith, KNOM)Ryan Redington will be the first musher to hit the trail Monday morning in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The grandson of Iditarod race founder Joe Redington, Sr., the younger Redington pulled bib #2 from a mukluk at the Iditarod Mushers’ Drawing Banquet Thursday night.Listen nowIn Saturday’s ceremonial start in Anchorage, Redington will follow the honorary musher, Leo Rasmussen, down Fourth Avenue. Rasmussen has been the checker under the Burled Arch in Nome since the race began. Rasmussen served as president of the Iditarod board of directors and organizes the “trail mail” program.72 mushers are slated to run their teams from Fairbanks to Nome. Race officials rerouted the trail over safety concerns due to low snow conditions in the Alaska Range earlier this year.Three-time defending champion Dallas Seavey drew bib number 18.last_img read more

Hanamkonda Sanskrit is entwined with Indian culture

first_imgHanamkonda: If you look at other languages, it’s apparent that many of them derived grammar and vocabulary from Sanskrit. Some of the languages beyond India have also has the influence of Sanskrit, Warangal West MLA D Vinay Bhaskar said. Speaking as the chief guest at the ‘Sanskrutotsava’ jointly organised by the University Arts and Science College and Samskruta Bharati in Hanamkonda on Wednesday, he said that for centuries, Sanskrit has had a huge impact on Indian culture, besides on other languages. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us “All the Vedas and Upanishads have been connected to Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the lingua franca that facilitates people of different parts of the country communicate with each other. Hence, it’s high time that people gird up their loins to protect the language, which is losing sheen under the influence of English, globalised language,” Vinay Bhaskar said. He sought the people to give patronage to Sanskrit as well alongside other languages. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Prof Janardhan Rao said that Sanskrit is one of the best and ancient languages in the world. It helps people gain knowledge, he added. Arts and Science College Principal Banna Ailaiah, who presided over the programme, said that they have organised month-long classes in Sanskrit to popularise it among the students. Every language in the country has at least a half of Sanskrit words, he said. Advertise With Us Later, the MLA gave away participation certificates to those students, who attended month-long classes of Sanskrit. Sanskrit Department lecturers Dr Jyotsna, Dr Chander, Dr Karunakar, Arts College Vice-Principal K Rajender, Corporator Boinpally Ranjith Rao, Dr Feroz, Dr O Madhavai, Dr Rama Devi, Dr Pedda Venkataiah, Dr Sadashiv and Dr Ch Raju were among others present.last_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. Official figures released Wednesday by the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) say the fallen bridge on the General Cañas Highway mean daily losses of $1.5 million for the country.That amount is determined by taking into account losses by the government, private businesses and citizens.Experts from the University of Costa Rica’s Structural Materials and Models National Laboratory held MOPT responsible for the collapsed Bailey bridge, saying those types of bridges “are a temporary solution for two months maximum, and this one has been functioning for four.”Also on Wednesday, Communications Minister Francisco Chacón announced a series of measures such as the suspension Friday and Monday of school classes in several cantons in the provinces of Alajuela, Heredia and San José. Chacón said repairs would be carried out 24 hours a day to re-establish transit through the area by next Tuesday.To help with traffic congestion, Traffic police assigned 150 officers to the highway and on alternate routes. The measures were outlined during a meeting with President Laura Chinchilla.Schools that will suspend classes on Friday and Monday include:In San José Central Canton: Merced, Catedral, Hospital, Carmen, Uruca, Pavas and Mata Redonda districts.Elsewhere in San José: cantons of Escazú, Santa Ana and Tibás.In Alajuela: central canton.In Heredia: central canton, Santo Domingo, San Pablo and Belén. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

NCHV Honors NewDay with Corporate Partner Award

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology NCHV Honors NewDay with Corporate Partner Award Share “”NewDay Financial””:http://www.newdayveterans.com/ has a worthy reason to celebrate, with the announcement that it would receive a “”Corporate Partners””:www.newdayveterans.com/ award from the “”National Coalition for Homeless Veterans””:www.nchv.org/ (NCHV). The company and its CEO, Rob Posner, is being honored for its strong provisional assistance to veterans in need of housing.[IMAGE]NewDay has maintained an on going partnership with the NCHV, and the financial institution became a platinum level corporate partner this year. NewDay has been active in developing and supporting the creation of safe, affordable housing for homeless and extremely low-income veterans via diverse initiatives from the NCHV. NewDay and the NCHV have most recently focused on offering new avenues to increase opportunities to house homeless veterans through the reclamation of foreclosed and abandoned properties. The collective goal of the companies is to convert under-utilized assets into permanent housing and strategic community planning for veterans in need.Posner elaborated on the entity’s relationship with the NCHV, saying, “”We enjoy many freedoms in this country because of the sacrifice of men and women in the armed services. It is important to me personally and us as a company to support efforts that help veterans reintegrate into civilian life. We are particularly grateful for this opportunity to contribute to ending the tragedy of homelessness among our country’s heroes.””Continuing Posner’s positive statements, John Driscoll, president and CEO of the NCHV, said, “”We know there will still be veterans who need help in 2015. But the end of veteran homelessness envisioned in the plan means every veteran who needs help will be able to receive it. Increasing access to safe, affordable housing is one of the most important fronts in this campaign. We are honored by the trust NewDay Financial has placed in NCHV, and proud to stand with them to end veteran homelessness.””├âÔÇÜ├é┬áThe NCHV’s programming is driven by the Department of Veteran Affairs, and according to estimates from within the latter organization, nearly 90,000 housing units are still needed to achieve the goal of finding housing for all veterans without homes by 2015. The initiative, dubbed the Five-Year Plan to End Veteran Homelessness, includes help from federal agencies, state agencies, and the community-based service providers represented by the NCHV. Awarding the Corporate Partner award since 1997, the NCHV has honored major organizations including “”The Home Depot Foundation””:www.homedepotfoundation.org/, “”Fannie Mae””:www.fanniemae.com/, and “”Eli LIlly””:www.lilly.com/ as past recipients. NewDay, known for national originations of VA, FHA, and reverse mortgages, can add the award to its growing list of recent accomplishments, which also includes a spot on the top 10 list of reverse mortgage providers for 2010.center_img October 6, 2011 457 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Fannie Mae Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2011-10-06 Abby Gregorylast_img read more

CEO Zimarin takes 499 control of RCB after Otkritie walks out Update

first_imgBANK Otkritie Financial Corporation sold its 19.85 per cent stake in RCB Bank on Wednesday to the “management of the bank”, the Limassol-based lender said, with the chief executive now in control of nearly half of the capital.“The board of directors of RCB Bank notes that the change in the shareholding structure reflects the strategic objectives of the bank to continue its successful business development with the focus on Cypriot and European markets,” RCB said in a statement on its website.“In accordance with the bank’s strategy for the next three years, RCB will continue developing and providing its clients with high quality modern banking services on Cypriot and European markets,” a source close the bank said. The management bought shares of a stable, dynamic and profitable Cypriot bank and the lender “actively develops operations in Cyprus” expanding its branch network after having increased its client base by one third.Following the transaction, the shareholding of Crendaro Investment, which previously held almost a third of the bank’s stock, rose to 5,389,933 shares or 49.9 per cent, according to the bank’s website. Russia’s state-owned VTB Bank is the owner of 5m shares, or 46.3 per cent of the shareholding and Mitarva Ltd holds 411,536 ordinary shares, or 3.81 per cent of the equity.The bank’s management paid slightly more than $100m (€84.7m) to acquire Otkritie’s stake, the source said.The Central Bank of Cyprus, which jointly supervises RCB and three other Cypriot lenders with the European Central Bank, was not immediately available for comment.Kiril Zimarin, RCB’s chief executive officer, “is the ultimate beneficiary of Crendaro,” the source said. “Other members from the bank’s top management are the ultimate beneficiaries of Mitarva”.The Financial Times reported on Thursday that a “significant depositor run” compelled Otkritie to sell its RCB stake, acquired three years ago. Otkritie sold its RCB stake for a profit after receiving €41.5m in dividend last year alone which was twice as much as the bank’s 2016 net earnings, Financial Times reported without citing a source.According to RCB’s 2016 annual report, the lender which generated a net profit of €81.7m last year against a net profit of €144.9m the year before, paid out a total of €210.2m in dividend to its shareholders.Last year, its loans and advancements to customers dropped to €7.2bn from €11.3bn the year before, according to the document. Its customer deposits rose to below €2.8bn last year from €2.7bn in 2015, while its deposits from banks fell to €5.2bn from €9.4bn, respectively.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Cardiologist: Throw Out All Your Gluten Now (Not For The Reason You Think)Gundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Seven new bills for stiffer traffic penalties

first_imgTHE government has submitted seven bills to parliament introducing stricter penalties for certain traffic offences in a bid to curb deaths and serious injury on the island’s roads.In the accompanying memo, the justice and transport ministries said a study carried out by the law department of the University of Cyprus has found that “current penalties for specific offences considered as the main cause of serious traffic collisions are very low compared with other EU member states and other advanced countries.”The government said it sought to update penalties relating to speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving without a licence, failure to wear a seatbelt or crash helmet, and using a phone while driving.The bills also provide for stiffer penalties for driving uninsured and without a road worthiness certificate.Penalties are also raised for hit and runs, running a red light, parking on pavements – a common practice all over Cyprus – and taking parking spots reserved for handicapped persons.They also introduce vehicle seizures, lower alcohol levels for drivers who had their licence suspended after completing 12 penalty points, and enable courts to issue driving bans pending an investigation.For instance, if the alcohol levels in the breath and blood exceeds the legal limits but is under 36μg/100ml or 82mg/100ml respectively, the offender faces a jail term of up to three months and or a fine of up to €1,500. The penalties rise according to the alcohol levels.People convicted of drink driving who re-offend within three years could face double the initial penalty imposed on them.Police will also be given the power to impound cars for 24 hours if the driver is drunk, if they refuse to undergo a breathalyser test, or if they refuse to undergo the final test – unless someone else can drive them home.Reckless driving that ends up causing bodily harm will be punishable with up to three years in jail and or a fine of up to €10,000.Anyone involved in a hit and run with a fatality faces up to 10 years in jail and or up to €30,000.Lesser penalties are provided for hit and runs involving bodily harm and property damage.Included in the bills is an increase in the fines for speeding from €1 per kilometre to €5; using a phone while driving will fetch a €300 fine instead of the current €85.Failure to wear a seatbelt will cost €400, also up from €85.Not wearing crash helmets on motorcycles, running red lights, and parking on pedestrian crossings and spaces reserved for handicapped drivers will cost €200 from €85.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more