About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ranieri slams Fulham: No desire. No passionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOldham Athletic have dumped Fulham out of the FA Cup.Aleksandar Mitrovic missed a hotly-contested penalty as Fulham were dumped out of the FA Cup 2-1 by League Two side Oldham.Callum Lang headed in the visitors’ 89th-minute winner to stun the Premier League hosts and prompt extended touchline celebrations from caretaker boss and lifelong supporter Pete Wild.Denis Odoi’s goal early in the second half meant Fulham were expecting to coast home, only for Oldham to turn the tide as Bournemouth loan striker Sam Surridge equalised from the penalty spotAnd then Lang buried Gevaro Nepomuceno’s teasing cross, to spark exuberant celebrations on both the Oldham bench and among the delirious travelling supporters.Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri made six changes to the side beaten 4-1 by Arsenal in the Premier League five days earlier, but was “disappointed” his players did not seize their opportunity.”I gave a chance to them to show if I am right or wrong, to see if I am right to choose other players – I am right,” said Ranieri.”I did not see desire or passion, I wanted to see desire – show me I am wrong, show me! I am not wrong.”He added: “The first half was boring for us, the second half much better, we scored a goal and had chances to score, but then at the end they deserved to win. They made two goals, had another great chance and well done to them.”I am very disappointed, if we played as well as we play in the training session, we win the match. I don’t know what happened for these guys.”
Michigan senior midfielder Tyler Anderson (23) dribbles as OSU senior midfielder Yianni Sarris (6) pursues during a Nov. 9 match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 1-0. Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternFor the second time in five days, the Ohio State men’s soccer team bested its rival, this time to keep its season alive.OSU (9-6-4, 5-3-0) returned home to defeat Michigan (6-9-3, 3-3-2) in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten tournament, 1-0, on Sunday.The victory came less than a week after the Buckeyes beat Michigan, 2-1, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to close the regular season.“I think we were just all really focused and really hungry to defend our home turf, and beat Michigan again twice in five days, obviously that was a really difficult task, but we embraced it and we ran with that,” redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov added.For the second consecutive game against the Wolverines, it was sophomore forward Danny Jensen who opened the scoring in the first half. The sophomore directed a header in front of the box off a high feed from senior midfielder Max Moller and deposited it into the corner of the net.“We knew exactly what they had, on the counter that they know exactly what we had,” Jensen said.The goal was Jensen’s fifth of the year, including his fourth in OSU’s last five games. However, Jensen said he is not the one responsible for the recent success.“My teammates are putting me in the right positions,” he said. “I’m not really doing too much. I just have to be in the right positions by moving a few yards, and they’re putting the ball on my head, on my foot.”Michigan appeared to tie the game with a header that got past Ivanov late in the first half, but the equalizer was waved off because of an offsides call.As a result, the first half came to a close with the Buckeyes holding a 1-0 lead. Michigan led in shots at the half, however, 5-3.But OSU turned that trend around to begin the latter half. In the first 30 minutes of the second half, the Buckeyes only allowed Michigan to get two shots off as they played a defensive, conservative style.“It was crucial that we kept focus and maintained our lead, and I think everyone just did really well to stay on the same page,” Ivanov said.Despite Michigan’s desperate search for the equalizer, the Buckeyes’ defense held strong, controlling possession for much of the second half and holding Michigan to only one shot on goal.“It was a great shutout today more than anything,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “We talked about at halftime, if we defended well, then we’ve already got the game won. If you don’t let them score, we won the game already, and I think that mindset helped.”It was the second-consecutive chippy game between the rivals. After 20 fouls were whistled in Wednesday’s contest, 37 were assessed Sunday – including two yellow cards in the final minute.“It’s an important game, they’re fighting for their season, we’re fighting for their season. It’s a rivalry, too,” Ivanov said about the number of fouls. “It’s always tough playing against Michigan, it’s pretty physical and demanding on the body.” Ivanov’s shutout was his seventh of the season and 15th of his collegiate career.Shortly after the game, Indiana defeated Northwestern in a penalty kick shootout to advance to the semifinals to meet the Buckeyes. OSU fell to Indiana on Oct. 12, 2-1.In College Park, Md., No. 1-seeded Maryland defeated Rutgers, 2-0, to earn the right to host the semifinals and championship as the highest remaining seed.Of the three other teams remaining in the tournament, OSU is 1-2-0 this season, allowing a combined five goals.However, Jensen said it would not be easy for future opponents to score many goals against the late-season iteration of the OSU defense.“Any team that is going to have to beat us, they’re going to have to score some great goals or we’re going to have to get unlucky, because we’re playing really well right now,” he said.OSU is set to travel to College Park, Md., to take on sixth-seeded Indiana in the semifinals Friday. That game is scheduled to kick off at 3:40 p.m.
Brutus Buckeye helps carry the flag spelling “Ohio” before the game against Purdue-Fort Wayne on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 107-61. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo Editor
Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic has criticized Cristiano Ronaldo after it was revealed that the Portuguese superstar was unhappy about missing out on the UEFA Men’s player of the year award.The award which was won by Ronaldo’s former teammate, Luka Modric who still represents Madrid has courted a lot of backlash and football super-agent Jorge Mendes criticized the decision to give it to the Croatian captain.The fact that Cristiano Ronaldo failed to attend Thursday’s UEFA gala to see his former teammate Luka Modric win the player of the year award has led to a heated debate in Croatia, one which national team coach Zlatko Dalic has commented on.Labelling the Juventus player as selfish, Dalic said he wouldn’t want to build a team around him.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Ronaldo is selfish and I’d never want him in my team,” he said in an interview with Sportske Novosti, as quoted by Marca.“He is the kind of player who thinks ‘even if we lose, the only thing that matters is that I score a goal.”As for Modric himself, the coach congratulated the player on the award and said that he is proud of how the midfielder hasn’t changed despite the fame and glory.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu doesn’t expect Manchester United to sell Paul Pogba in January, but didn’t rule out making a move for himThe 2018 World Cup winner is understood to be considering his United future after another public spat with manager Jose Mourinho.The pair’s relationship has hit an all-time low after Mourinho stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy and they were seen arguing with each other in a training session last week.Both Juventus and Barcelona have been linked with a move for the unsettled Pogba, but Bartomeu suggested that rumours of an impending exit for the French midfielder are unlikely.Juventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“I read these rumours – not just Pogba but a lot of players. Most of the teams don’t want to sell their players. They want to grow,” Bartomeu told The Times.“When you hear from agents that a certain player is on the market – and I am not saying that about this player, but generally – I will sometimes call the CEO and say ‘Is it true you want to sell this player?’.“Usually, they say ‘No way, not for sale’ and that’s the end of it.”
Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Sept 2015 – The Miss Teen Turks and Caicos Organisation, and Contestants, paid a courtesy call on the Rt. Hon. Robert Hall, Speaker of the House, in August at the House of Assembly. The occasion marked the first time any of the six contestants or the accompanying committee members had ever visited the House of Assembly. Hon. Hall gave the group a detailed history of parliament and the roles and functions of government in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The contestants also received a brief lesson on table and social etiquette. A courtesy call was also made to the Grand Turk Cruise Center where they were greeted by Mary Fulford, the 1st Miss Teen Turks and Caicos 2014/15. Together they welcomed visitors, and encouraged them to return and see as much of 40 islands and cays in the TCI as possible. The 2nd Annual Miss Teen Turks and Caicos pageant is slated for September 26, 2015 in Providenciales, to coincide with activities planned for this year’s National Youth Day. The lucky teen queen will win a myriad of prizes and will also participate in the 2016 edition of Miss Teen Universe to be held in Costa Rica. Recommended for you Related Items:grand turk cruise center, house of assembly, mary fulford, miss teen turks and caicos, robert hall
The truck drove off. Witnesses told police Hoffman was struck by a green three-quarter-ton pickup. Police tracked the pickup to a home and took Ero Walli, of Homer, into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Valdez woman died after she was struck by a pickup as she stood outside the Boardroom Bar, in Valdez, on Sunday. Emergency medical responders attempted life-saving procedures on Hoffman and rushed her to Providence Valdez Hospital. She was pronounced dead about an hour later. Chellsie Hoffman, 31, was struck at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday as she stood outside the Boardroom Bar. Police say Walli took a breath test that showed his blood alcohol content nearly four times over the legal limit for driving.
The mysterious founder of “themediaisdying” Twitter feed—a running compendium of layoffs and shutterings in the media industry—has been outed. His name is Paul Armstrong, a part-time journalist and a former communications manager at MySpace. He currently lives in Britain.He wrote a column for BusinessWeek about the demise of the newspaper business:If we’re looking to affix blame, we should look no farther than to ourselves. At the most basic, we stopped “buying” it. Newer generations never grew up depending on newspapers—they’d consider it anachronistic to write the local paper a check for a subscription. At the same time, the “old media” still do not grasp the technological and sociological changes associated with this generational independence. There is a huge miscommunication between creator and consumer in terms of value propositions. Nothing has gone “wrong,” per se, it is simply a changed balance of power. Creator and consumer are no longer tied to the other. Read the full column here …
Sophie Turner is ready to cause chaos as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET In the full trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, we see the mutant superheroes face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own. The trailer, released late Thursday, shows a rescue mission in space that goes wrong and almost kills Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). A mysterious force enters the X-Men character’s body. It not only makes Jean infinitely more powerful, but also unstable. 77 Photos Post a comment Marvel X-Men Share your voice Jean unleashes her powers, and spirals out of control. She hurts those she loves and, ultimately, could be what divides the X-Men once and for all. And if that’s not enough, there are aliens who want to weaponize Jean’s power and rule the galaxy. Jessica Chastain plays a shapeshifter character named Smith, and she is shown manipulating Phoenix for her own agenda. Chastain was interviewed by late-night host Jimmy Fallon in tandem with the trailer’s release. 0 Enlarge ImageX-Men: Dark Phoenix will be the 12th movie in the series. 20th Century Fox On Tuesday, Twentieth Century Fox released a poster for the film that offers more clues to fans wondering whether their favorite Marvel mutants will get screen time in Dark Phoenix.In addition to Turner and Chastain, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters.It’s the first installment in the newest X-Men trilogy and the 12th movie in the X-Men film series. The second in the new X-Men trilogy is The New Mutants, expected out Aug. 2.X-Men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled for release worldwide on June 7.Correction, Feb. 28 at 6:55 a.m. PT: Fixes the release date for the movie. Tags 2019 movies to geek out over TV and Movies
Uber drivers in San Francisco protest in front of the company’s headquarters. Dara Kerr/CNET Uber drivers around the world took the streets on Wednesday to protest their wages. From Sydney to London to New York to San Francisco, drivers say they’re working increasingly long hours for increasingly less pay and it’s becoming impossible to earn a living. Along with protests, drivers in several cities are shutting down their apps for 12 hours as a form of strike against the ride-hailing company. The strike and protests come two days before Uber is expected to debut on the stock market with an initial public offering that is expected to raise around $9 billion and would value Uber at about $91.5 billion. That means hundreds of Uber employees will likely become overnight millionaires and the disparity of wealth between company employees and drivers will get even wider.”When I started it was part time, but now everyone is full time just to pay our bills,” said San Francisco driver Mostafa Makled and one of the organizers of the Bay Area protest. “Every year they change their policies regarding their rates.”Uber has changed drivers rates over the past couple of years, according to Harry Campbell, a Los Angeles driver who runs a popular blog called The Rideshare Guy. The company often makes these changes without a lot of warning or explanation to drivers.This isn’t the first time drivers have protested against Uber. Over the years, they’ve become increasingly unhappy with steadily lower pay, longer working hours and little to no support. They’ve staged protests, filed lawsuits, quit driving for the company or switched to rival Lyft. For its part, Uber has rolled out new initiatives in an effort to make things better for drivers, such as in-app tipping, a feature that pays drivers extra if they have to wait for customers and 24/7 phone support. Uber’s very existence depends on retaining drivers, because without them, it doesn’t have customers. Still, drivers say these initiatives aren’t enough.San Francisco protestAbout 100 drivers gathered in San Francisco in front of the company’s downtown headquarters. The atmosphere was more festive than tense as a brass band played and protestors chanted, “What do we want? Fair pay. When do we want it? Now.” Some people toted signs saying “Uber CEO: $43 million/year, Uber driver: $9/hour” and “Uber you are driving us to poverty.”One of the protestors was Shannon Liss-Riordan, the lawyer who’s brought several cases against Uber on behalf of drivers. These lawsuits center around Uber’s classification of drivers as independent contractors, rather than employees. Drivers must pay their own health insurance and don’t get benefits like sick days or vacation leave; they also have to pay for their own car maintenance, gas and other associated driving costs.Liss-Riordan has said that a lot of Uber’s success is built on the backs of the drivers and that the company shifts many of its costs of running a business onto workers since they aren’t classified as employees. She said she was happy to see the drivers come together for the protest on Wednesday.”It’s when people come together that they make a difference,” Liss-Riordan said. Gary Branson has been an Uber driver in the Bay Area about two years. He said he’s given about 5,000 rides with Uber, but he still can barely earn a living. Share your voice Uber, Lyft IPOs to mint next batch of Bay Area millionaires Uber tries to ‘rebuild the love’ with drivers. Can it work? Uber’s IPO filing dishes on frenemies, synergies and #DeleteUber Related stories Tags 5 Comments Tech Industry Roadshow “I live an extremely minimalist lifestyle and see what I can do to move past this situation,” Branson said. “Uber could charge more for their rides and pay their drivers enough to pay their rent.”Makled and the group he organizes with, called Gig Workers Rising, said he’s reached out to Uber headquarters a number of times about driver conditions but hasn’t heard back. So he’s taken his battle to California’s capitol and has met with Gov. Gavin Newsom and a handful of senators. He hopes to get laws passed that will better protect drivers.”[Uber is] pressuring everyone to drive 70 to 80 hours a week,” Makled said. “And that needs to stop.”Uber didn’t return request for comment. Uber
Sports Cars Hatchbacks Review • 2018 Honda Civic Type R: Exceeding expectations Share your voice null 0 Can the 2018 Honda Civic Type R work as a daily commuter? More From Roadshow 5:05 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy More about 2018 Honda Civic Type R Enlarge ImageI never knew I wanted an off-road-spec Civic Type R until this very moment. But now, it’s all I want. Honda The hopped-up Type R variant of the 10th-gen Honda Civic was a likely contender for an aftermarket sweetheart as soon as its boy-racer style hit dealerships. But one company has taken the Civic Type R to the extreme — and not in a direction anybody would expect.Honda’s UK arm on Thursday unveiled two radical modified Civic Type Rs. The first, a creation by Team Dynamics Motorsport, features a number of performance upgrades that boost output to about 400 horsepower, and it looks a little racier than before. That’s all well and good, but it’s the creation from Ralph Hosier Engineering that deserves your full attention.Ralph Hosier Engineering is hard at work creating an off-road Type R. Yes, that’s right — a hardcore street Honda has been rebuilt for the dirt and mud. It’s still in the works, but the focal point of the modification is a lift kit that raises the body more than four inches while still retaining parts of the stock suspension geometry somehow. Out back, there’s a unique trailing arm and modified transverse links.In order to actually handle the dirty stuff, this front-wheel-drive pseudo-ute wears a set of 255/55R18 BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, which are wrapped around lightweight wheels with a style derived from rally cars. It’s some wild stuff, even if it’s still in development.While these cars are currently one-offs, they don’t have to be. Both companies told Honda UK that even though there won’t be a production run for either car, they will gladly build copies of their creations for “discerning customers.” It’ll likely cost an arm and a leg over the Type R’s base price, which in the US is a smidge over $35,000, but if you want the most bonkers Type R you can get your hands on, there’s a company ready to make it happen.Enlarge ImageThe fenders look just a bit wider than before. Just a bit. Honda 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags Honda Now playing: Watch this: Honda
$90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET Turo Share your voice Apple iPhone XS Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Best Buy Rylo Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action 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. reading • Konami unveils TurboGrafx-16 mini game console Tags E3 2019 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 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. Gaming The Konami TurboGrafx-16 mini game console harkens back to the company’s 1980s home game console. Konami Konami Digital Entertainment on Tuesday took the wraps off the TurboGrafx-16 mini. The gaming console is a compact version of the company’s 1980s version.The console is small enough to fit into gamers’ palms but comes with a full-size controller, the Japanese game giant said Tuesday at the E3 game expo in Los Angeles. The console will come preloaded with an initial handful of retro-like games, including R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Ys Book I & II, Dungeon Explorer and Alien Crush.The TurboGrafx-16 mini will be released in North America, while variants called PC Engine Core Grafx and PC Engine mini will be released in Europe and Japan, respectively. Details about pricing, availability and additional games planned weren’t made available. TurboGrafx-16 was a cartridge-based home video game released in the US in 1989. Competing with the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, it featured an 8-bit CPU and an optional add-on that stored the games on CD-ROM. The line was discontinued in 1994. $520 at HP 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. 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. See at Turo Read the AirPods review $999 $999 $60 at Best Buy HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read Google Home Hub review CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 0 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sarah Tew/CNET 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 at Amazon $59 at eBay Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Angela Lang/CNET 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). $155 at Google Express $210 at Best Buy Post a comment Sarah Tew/CNET 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. See It 7 $299 at Amazon 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. Sprint Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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 It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See All Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comments Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Sarah Tew/CNET $6 at Tidal Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tags 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. 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. E3 2019 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $999 Read the Rylo camera preview Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw Boost Mobile See it See It Amazon JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. Share your voice Read DJI Osmo Action preview Mini,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. Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental • The Cheapskate Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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.
Pantanjali has retained the topmost slot in the list of top 10 Indian brands for the third week in a row, beating established brands like Hindustan Unilever, Cadbury and Procter & Gamble.Data for week six â€” Feb. 6 to 12 â€” published by television audience measurement agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India on Friday revealed FMCG company Patanjali Ayurved was ahead of consumer brands Cadbury, Fair & Lovely and Colgate.Patanjali Ayurved, which makes toothpaste, noodles, rice, chyawanprash and other personal-care and Ayurveda products, made it to the top for the first time in the week of Jan. 23 to 29, 2016.The Haridwar-based company, whose products are endorsed by yoga guru Ramdev, aims to reach Rs 1,000 crore in annual sales in about a year to 18 months, according to Kishore Biyani, CEO of Future Group, which retails Patanjali products through its Big Bazaar outlets.Other brands that figured in the list released Friday include Mahindra & Mahindra, Dove, Parle, Horlicks and AirtelBARC India also released the lists of popular TV channels, TV programmes for the week. Sun TV tops the list of popular TV channels across all genres, followed by Star Plus and Zee TV.As for popular content in Hindi, “Naagin”, aired on Colors, was the top-rated programme. The onset of the cricket season was evident from the fact that two India-Sri Lanka T20 matches aired on Doordarshan was among the top five programmes.
Parineeti chopraVarinder ChawlaParineeti Chopra was recently spotted coming out of a salon. While shutterbugs were waiting outside to click her, the actress for some unknown reasons, was seen hiding her face.Wearing a black transparent top with trousers, Parineeti was seen in a hurry to enter her car, and escape the lens as soon as possible. A video has come out that shows her first rushing back into the salon as soon as she spotted paparazzi waiting outside.She then comes out, but quickly enters her car, and is seen desperately trying to hide her face with her hair and hands. The video is out on Instagram, and people are wondering what made her hide her face so desperately.While some suggested that the actress wanted to avoid being clicked as she was without make-up, some others thought there is something fishy about it. Nonetheless, it is only Parineeti who knows the reason behind her act.On the work front, she was recently seen in Kesari alongside Akshay Kumar. Although she had a small role in the film, the actress was glad to be a part of such a big project. Parineeti has a number of upcoming films in her kitty including Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Jabariya Jodi and Saina Nehwal biopic.Watch the video below:
Damaged courtrooms. Delays in trials. Backlog of cases. A lack of jurors.Hurricane Harvey’s winds and cataclysmic rainfall have slowed criminal cases in Houston and other Texas communities where heavily damaged courthouses forced officials to move court proceedings into whatever space was available, including shuttered shorefronts and even a cafeteria.Defense attorneys and prosecutors are worried what that could mean for victims and for jailed defendants waiting for their day in court. In Houston, the nation’s third largest city, there are 40,000 such cases pending at any one time.“It is a challenge in a hurricane-ravaged, ground zero place to find a building still standing and available to be able to hold court,” said Pam Heard, the district clerk in Aransas County, a Gulf Coast community where Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm on Aug. 25 about 180 miles (290 kilometers) southwest of Houston.The storm displaced thousands of residents and destroyed more than a third of the county’s buildings, including its courthouse, which could take two years to rebuild. Until then, a soon-to-be-refurbished hardware store will have to do.In Harris County, home to Houston and Texas’ busiest court system, Harvey’s torrential rains flooded the 20-story criminal courthouse’s basement and caused water damage on the upper floors. The damage forced nearly 40 felony and misdemeanor courts to relocate to three different buildings — and it could be up to a year before the courthouse reopens.The result so far: Criminal jury trials delayed by nearly two months, cramped working conditions for hundreds of employees, including judges sharing courtrooms, and courts relocated to buildings that are too small or not designed to hear criminal cases. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office had to relocate its 700 employees from the courthouse to 10 different sites in the county.“We’re just having to make the best of it, make adjustments when we see things aren’t working,” said Susan Brown, the administrative judge of Harris County’s criminal district courts.Officials have tried to manage the influx of people at temporary courtroom locations by having fewer court dockets per week and scheduling these court hearings in the morning and afternoon. Normally, dockets are only held in the morning, she said.Misdemeanor jury trials resumed this week after a temporary jury assembly area was set up in a county building’s cafeteria. Jury trials in felony cases were to resume Monday, but there will only be two courtrooms available to try cases with defendants in custody instead of the nearly 40 that could be normally used, Brown said.The lack of jury trials for two months in the nation’s third most-populous county is “a big deal,” said Houston defense attorney Julio Vela.“We’re all kind of waiting and watching to see if there is any delayed justice,” Vela said.After Harvey hit, the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a joint order asking all courts in the state to temporarily suspend all deadlines and procedures in criminal and civil cases. The order is in place through Wednesday.Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said her office is aware of the concerns and has taken proactive measures, including dismissing several hundred low-level cases and, in certain types of cases where the threat to the public in minimal, agreeing to personal recognizance bonds that allow defendants to not pay bonds in exchange for a promise to appear in court.“There are still a lot of people in our jail and we need jury trials to resume,” Ogg said.In Orange County, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) east of Houston near the Texas-Louisiana border, jury trials remain on hold after its courthouse was damaged, forcing courtrooms to be relocated to different buildings. If repairs take a long time, officials will look at finding a temporary building so jury trials can resume, according to Orange County Judge Stephen Carlton.In Aransas County, Heard said she doesn’t know if enough people will show up once jury duty resumes in January because so many people were displaced by the storm.“It’s not like anybody would be doing anything to avoid jury duty. They are just plain old not here,” she said.Longtime local attorney Terry Collins said it could take years before the county and its legal system get back to normal. Collins is currently living in an RV with his wife in front of his law office after their home was destroyed by Harvey.“There is concern (about) clients not getting justice in their cases because of the delay in the system and the process being disrupted,” Collins said.Heard, the local court clerk, said judges are aware of these concerns and are hearing motions from defendants in custody about reducing bonds or granting personal recognizance bonds so they can be free while waiting for their cases to be resolved.“Everything that we have to do for the courts, we’re getting it done, not under ideal conditions,” Heard said. “But we’re able to operate and the courts continue.” Share
Kolkata: As many as 40 exotic birds have died in quarantine at Alipore Zoo in a span of five months from June to October. Around 153 birds that were confiscated by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) from smugglers were handed over to Alipore Zoo for treatment after a large number of them suffered injuries during the smuggling process. The DRI has sought post-mortem report of the bird deaths from the zoo.”We follow a scientific process of transporting birds and animals and ensure that all sorts of precautionary measures are in place so that animals or birds do not suffer any sort of injury and get minimum stress. These birds that were handed over to us were being smuggled illegally and subjected to most unhygienic conditions. Our doctors have said the birds died because of acute dehydration, enteric diseases and also due to neurogenic shock,” said Asis Kumar Samanta, director of Alipore Zoological Gardens. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to Samanta, the birds during quarantine at the Zoo hospital are constantly monitored by three veterinary physicians. “However, in case of a number of birds, complications developed after some days that apparently seemed well when they were first handed over. It is not unusual for certain diseases to relapse because of the unscientific method of transportation and the heavy stress faced by the avians. A number of birds were also involved in infighting during the transportation process and had suffered injuries,” a senior official of the Zoo said. A zoo official informed these birds were packed into bags or cooped up in tiny cages and crammed into a car boot or under the seat. They travelled like that for hours before being intercepted. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTurquoise Grass Parakeet, Eclectus Parrots, Kookaburras are among the birds that died. The mortality list also includes eight Pygmy Falcons which are the smallest birds of prey and native to Africa, Gouldian Finch, much sought after for its colourful plumage and also a Rosella that was the last bird death as communicated to the DRI by the zoo authorities. Most of the rescued birds were smuggled into Bengal from the Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar and Bangladesh. In the illegal pet market, some of the species cost more than a few lakh rupees for a single member.
The reported location of the jackknifed lorry (Image: Inrix/Google) In other Staffordshire Moorlands travel news this morning the A53 remains closed between Leek and Buxton due to snow. The A537 Cat and Fiddle and the A54 between Buxton and Bosley are also both closed due to snow, according to the latest updates from Cheshire East Council – with a Met Office Yellow Weather Warning for ice in force across the region until 10am this morning. Read MorePregnant mum-of-five, 28, banned from keeping animals after four emaciated puppies and dog rescued from home In Stoke-on-Trent there is an accident on Colclough Lane at Mobberley Road in Goldenhill, leading to slow traffic in the north of the city this morning. For live updates on all the latest travel news throughout the area visit our live news service here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: This accident has now cleared A Staffordshire Moorlands road is partially blocked after a lorry jackknifed this morning. The A52 is blocked after the vehicle jackknifed near the junction with Main Road in Cauldon. Traffic data company INRIX reports there is heavy traffic in the area around The Cross pub – with the vehicle jackknifing at around 7.45am today. This is affecting traffic travelling between Stoke-on-Trent and Ashbourne.
Sundance Channel is expanding its distribution in Poland after its parent company struck a carriage deal with the ‘n’ platform. The deal comes on the eve of the Digital TV Central and Eastern European conference, organised by Informa Telecoms and Media, in Budapest. The carriage deal is the latest struck by AMC/Sundance Channel Global following deals in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Hungary and Taiwan. The channel is already available via the UPC Polska cable platform in the country.“Poland continues to be a priority market for the expansion of Sundance Channel across central and eastern Europe and we are thrilled that this launch will greatly increase our footprint in the country,” said Bruce Tuchman, president, AMC/Sundance Channel Global.