APTN National NewsA warrior woman who fought for medical screening for a rare cancer has died.Raven Thundersky of the Poplar River First Nation in Manitoba lost six family members to a cancer they suspect was caused by an asbestos contaminated attic insulation called, Zonolite.It was used in their government built home on the reserve and hundreds more across Canada, going back to the 1960’s.APTN began covering her story in 2004.After years of seeking justice for the sickness of her and her family, Raven decided to put that fight behind her, move on, and enjoy life.Thundersky died on December 24th, 2015 at the age of 50.
Currently, the government says that more than 4,600 subsidized housing units are specifically designated for Indigenous peoples in B.C. More than 700 Indigenous housing units are in development or under construction throughout the province. In addition to funding under the new Indigenous Housing Fund, the Province says that Indigenous organizations and First Nations will be able to access provincial support under the new housing funds announced as part of the 30-point housing plan in this year’s budget PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Premier John Horgan announced today that B.C. will become the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds on First Nations reserves.Through the new Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund, the B.C. government says it will invest $550 million over the next 10 years to build 1,750 new units of social housing for projects both on- and off-reserve. BC Housing will send out a request for proposals to identify prospective partners, including Indigenous non-profit housing providers, First Nations, Métis Nation British Columbia, and non-profit and for-profit developers, wanting to partner with Indigenous housing providers and First Nations.“Everyone in British Columbia deserves a good home, including people who live on-reserve,” said Premier Horgan. “That’s why we’re opening the door to all Indigenous communities to join us as we make housing better and more affordable for people in every part of the province.”
Canada Bond yields for Tuesday as of 4 p.m. (previous day in brackets):One-month: 0.69Three-month: 0.71Six-month: 0.925One-year: 1.15Two-year: 1.245Five-year: 1.51310-year: 1.83730-year: 2.272Interest rates:Prime rate: 2.95%Overnight lending rate: 0.75%
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says attention has been drawn to news reports and commentaries appearing over the past few days suggesting that the statement made by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha at the 1st informal meeting on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka held on 21 September in Geneva, and the subsequent moving of amendments to the draft resolution at the 2nd informal meeting on 22 September by the Sri Lanka delegation, was inconsistent with the position of the Government of Sri Lanka.The Ministry stated categorically that both the interventions by Ambassador Aryasinha, and the moving of amendments to the draft resolution in Geneva, had the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is also noted that both these meetings were public events, and that in addition to the respective country delegations, representatives of civil society, NGOs, Sri Lanka diaspora and journalists from Sri Lanka and abroad attended these events. (Colombo Gazette)
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt institutes measure to appeal sovereignty of the people case at CCJApril 28, 2017In “latest news”UPDATE: Sovereignty of the people case: CCJ overturns Guyana’s Court of Appeal rulingJune 26, 2018In “Court”Ruling on presidential term limit case deferred to February 21February 16, 2017In “Court” The Sovereignty of the People appeal case commenced on Monday before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) with Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams and his team challenging the decision of the Guyana Court of Appeal to uphold the 2015 ruling by Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang that the 2001 amendment to Article 90 of the Constitution was unconstitutional.Trinidadian Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes is leading Cedric Richardson’s caseGovernment, last year, decided to have the case heard in the CCJ after the Appeal Court in Guyana had dismissed the appeal against the ruling of former Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang – which had stated that in Guyana, sovereignty resides in the people, and not in the Parliament.The constitutional challenge case which was brought by Georgetown resident Cedric Richardson in February 2015 had sought the court’s interpretation of the National Assembly’s changes to Article 90, as those related to four restraints on the freedom of choice by citizens at national elections.Richardson argued, through his lawyers that the amendment – Article 17 of 2000 – unconstitutionally curtails and restricts his sovereign and democratic right and freedom as a qualified elector to elect a specific person of his choice as the Executive President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.Richardson had also contended that the limit was unconstitutional and illegal. He sought the court’s interpretation to determine whether a referendum on the amendment should not have been held, instead of the two-third majority in the National Assembly having the power to decide the limit on the number of terms.Justice Chang had ruled in July 2015 that the alteration of Article 90 by the Act No 17 of 2000, in substance and effect, undoubtedly diminishes the democratic rights of the electorate in electing a person of their own choice as President.Justice Chang noted that such an amendment needs a referendum and is invalid and without legal effect for reason of non-compliance. He further ruled that Act 17 of 2000 seeks to dilute the pre-existing democratic rights of the electorate to elect a President of their choice.Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams at CCJAs he opened his argument before the CCJ today, AG Basil Williams said that the amendment to Article 90 of the Constitution was passed.“The Act was assented to by then President Bharrat Jagdeo who is the object of this appeal in terms of the only person re-elected twice” said Williams.President of the CCJ, Justice Denis Bryon then requested that the AG meet with Richardson’s group of Attorneys- led by Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes- so as to submit the appropriate background information regarding the case to the CCJ.Representing Government also was Barbadian Senior Counsel Hal Gallop who maintained that sovereignty of the Constitution and the amendments that allowed the changes to the law must be protected.Gallop argued that the amendments were done in the proper way as prescribed by the same Constitution, where the Parliament decided on the changes instead of the citizens of the country.Solicitor General Kym Kyte contended that CCJ upholding the Appeals court’s decision will impact on other constitutional bodies such as the ethnic relations, women and gender commission and human rights and rights of indigenous peoples.She further stated in a subsequent presentation that there were no challenges since the amendment was made and as such, it can be presumed that the changes were accepted.Richardson’s lawyer, Mendes however, said that the Court would act in an unconstitutional manner if his client’s case is not heard, maintaining that the case is not an abuse of process.In response to Kyte’s argument, Mendes noted that a “delay cannot constitutionalise a void act” while asserting that “the passage of time does not purify a law that is unconstitutional.”Mendes also argued that the fact that the issue was not broached during the court proceedings at the Demerara High Court and Court of Appeal, respectively, “…is wrong and unfair and it is contrary to the rule of law.”He also posited that the limit of choice of the Presidential Candidate infringes upon the sovereignty of the people which is guaranteed according to Guyana’s constitution.According to Mendes, “sovereignty of the people is undermined as you begin to limit the persons they can choose as their representatives…That right is infringed when you add a disqualification.”
Jan Kwak, Hatch’s Managing Director, Mining & Mineral Processing comments that the industry is rapidly transforming as nations, industries, and societies adapt to pressures the world has never seen before. “Today’s mining leaders are the first generation to need to honestly balance financial, social, and environmental constraints while innovating their way through economic challenges unheard of by previous generations. Harking back to the days of the gold rush, miners were concerned only about product and profit. Mining companies today are expected to be stewards of the earth, proprietors of best practice. We need to discover ways to deliver the products a modern society needs, yet still find and create value at every point of the project and balance shareholder expectations, societal expectations, and environmental vibrancy. “Market and shareholder profits generally force very short-term thinking for mining companies. Next quarter. Next year. Next five years. But the legacy of these mining projects goes well beyond any one person, any one shareholder, or any one executive. It extends beyond generations of people and so we need to think of these projects in an entirely different way.“We’ve been thinking a lot about how to help our clients achieve this new balance. We’ve put a lot of time and effort over the years into focusing on the technologies. How they can optimize process and impact the mining flow sheet. But we wanted to look at how we could help generate value along the project path in an entirely new way. “We set out and investigated hundreds of mining projects, looking for those common threads of success. Identifying the fundamental “intensities” that drive a successful project strategy, from construction to operations and closure. We’ve come to a few conclusions. Those things that we think will make or break a successful mining project in the future.”Creating meaningful social value. “Two key aspects determine whether or not a project will be successful socially: trust and identity. Does an operation build trust with the community and reinforce its identity? It’s more than how many jobs you can create. It’s about the residual social capital that you leave behind, years beyond the closure and remediation of the mine.”Environmental engineering. “Companies are expected now to consider their environmental impact when conceptualizing a mining project. They’re expected to minimize their footprint, lessen their impact, and maximize benefits for the local community. But what we haven’t yet perfected is how to successfully close and remediate a mine in a way that continues to add value for the local community. We’ll do our best with existing projects. But we have a whole new opportunity on our greenfield projects. We need to design, right from concept, how the site will be closed and remediated in a way that benefits the local community, the earth, and the shareholders. “These factors need to become our new compass points. The point from which we decide our direction, from where we lay our path forward. “We’ve already seen a few of our clients have success by incorporating these ideas. Glencore and Tugliq Energy Co teamed up to install a wind turbine at the Raglan nickel mine in northern Québec, Canada. Not only does the turbine improve sustainability, reduce emissions, and cut costs for Glencore by providing an alternative to expensive diesel fuel, but it could have transformative impacts across northern Canada, paving the way for more widespread adoption of green energy alternatives. The project uses Hatch’s proprietary Microgrid Controller technology to monitor demand for wind power and smooth out variations in transmission to displace diesel generation. It’s one of the first times that a fully developed and tested wind power and storage system was implemented in the North and proves that it could be replicated in Indigenous communities and other remote, cold-weather operations in the future.“Our dream is to help a mining company define a whole new paradigm for how to operate. To figure out strategically how to build the project, how to operate the mine, and how to close it in a way that adds more societal, environmental, and financial value than we’ve ever seen before. We are convinced it can be done and look forward to the challenge.”
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NEMA predicts Hurricane Irma will hit Bahamas and TCI on Thursday Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CARICOM and UK reach out to Bahamas PM Huge surge forecast in Catastrophic Hurricane Irma Related Items:#JubileeGardensfire, #magneticmedianews, #NassauDumpFire, NEMA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 14, 2017 – Nassau – NEMA, after a walk about in Jubilee Gardens on Saturday says the focus now is on getting residents home and getting them some tangible help. In a media update, the National Emergency Management Agency director, Stephen Russell said some 600 homes were impacted and the assessment will help to formulate a report where it can be expressed exactly what the residents need.Social Services, Urban Development, Ministry of Works, Department of Housing and Environmental Health made up that assessment team. It was said 290 families came seeking help from Social Services; 41 families or 162 people were accommodated at hotels, motels and other places. So far 19 houses were tested for air quality; results on those homes were described as ‘not alarming.’#MagneticMediaNews #JubileeGardensfire #Nassaudumpfire #NEMA
ASA and industry partners at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) called attention earlier this week to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) poorly timed announcement they will approve an application allowing Argentina to streamline their Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) eligibility and compliance, opening the U.S. market to a potential flood of Argentinian biodiesel.ASA and NBB voiced their confusion and frustration regarding the announcement and EPA’s complete lack of a coherent and coordinated RFS program.“Today’s decision issued by EPA on Argentinian biodiesel shows a lack of coordination and alarming tone-deafness regarding the purposes of the Renewable Fuels Standard,” said ASA President and Brownfield, Texas, farmer Wade Cowan. “EPA has put the interests of our foreign competitors above those of soybean farmers here in the U.S. At this point, we can only scratch our heads and wonder what EPA’s priorities are when it comes to the domestic renewable fuels industry.”EPA’s announcement followed a December notice that the agency would postpone setting biofuels volume requirements for 2014 until early in 2015. EPA has not set volume requirements for 2014—which has already passed—or for 2015, which we’re already a month into. Despite the fact that obligated parties and stakeholders in the biodiesel supply chain are in limbo, awaiting their long-delinquent action on these decisions, EPA has chosen instead to act on an application to allow greater access to imported biodiesel. In doing so, EPA seems to have lost sight of the fact that one of the purposes of this program is to increase domestic energy independence.ASA wrote to EPA in March 2014 with questions and a request that the Argentine application be subject to a formal public comment period, given the potential ramifications and the numerous factors involved and impacts that go beyond EPA’s domain. EPA did not provide a public comment period before it approved the Argentine application and there was no requirement or deadline for EPA to act on the application.Along with NBB, ASA will continue to communicate to Congress and the Administration our perspectives and frustrations regarding implementation of the RFS with a goal of prompting EPA and the White House to get a coherent policy and provide better direction.Argentina has the capacity to produce large volumes of biodiesel and, because of their trade distorting Differential Export Tax (DET) scheme, can flood foreign markets at lower costs than domestic producers. Argentina has been the world’s top biodiesel exporter, with most of it going to European Union (EU) countries. However, the EU imposed anti-dumping duties ranging from 6.8 percent to 10.6 percent on Argentine biodiesel imports, citing the Argentine subsidies, trade distorting policies and prices.CARBIO, the trade association representing Argentine biodiesel producers, submitted an application to EPA to allow them eligibility and a streamlined approach to demonstrating their compliance with the RFS requirements for eligible biomass. The approval of the CARBIO application will have wide ranging impacts on the RFS, the U.S. biodiesel industry, U.S. soybean farmers, U.S. jobs, international trade and the environment. The ASA believes that the far reaching impacts of this issue required an exhaustive review by EPA to include a public comment period and input from the various stakeholders as well as other government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
EXCLUSIVE: Less than half (46%) of employer respondents offer at-retirement support to employees, compared to 45% in 2014, according to research by Employee Benefits and Close Brothers.The Employee Benefits/Close Brothers Pensions research 2016, which surveyed 250 employer respondents, also found that 49% of respondents run retirement seminars for staff in the 12 months ahead of their planned retirement, and 40% offer support through online modelling tools.The changes introduced under the pension freedoms giving pension scheme members much greater choice around how they access their savings at retirement make it difficult to make like-for-like comparisons about the methods used by respondents to deliver at-retirement support since we last asked this question in 2014. The type of information required by staff approaching retirement is now likely to be very different, which, in turn, could have impacted how respondents deliver this support.In 2014, when pension scheme members were required to purchase an annuity at retirement, the most popular methods of support offered by respondents were: access to an annuity service other than that of the organisation’s pension provider; other forms of financial education; access to an annuity service through the organisation’s pension provider; and retirement workplace seminars.Although these are all still used by respondents in 2016, these options now appear much lower down the list. Tune in to EB TV at 11am on 29 November for Employee Benefits Wired, where an expert panel will discuss key findings from the research. Tweet your questions for the panel using #EBWired.
Women’s Health has joined a waning group of titles requiring users to pay for content online, launching a subscription-based fitness and nutrition site called Fit Coach. Users pay $3.50 per week to be members, following a free trial month, and sign up on a monthly basis following an initial three month subscription. The site does not contain ads yet, though the company is exploring sponsorship opportunities. The program tracks and charts members’ progress with fitness and nutrition goals, which are based on customizable workouts and meal plans. It also features “food diaries”, a calorie tracker and social networking tools like message boards which allow members to interact with one another. On the print side, Women’s Health recently announced its fifth rate base increase—a 23 percent hike, from 1.1 million to 1.35 million—since the magazine’s inception in 2005.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Plans to develop the historic district at the former Fort Chaffee in western Arkansas into an urban, walkable neighborhood are a significant step closer to being realized after the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) last week agreed to sell five World War II-era warehouse buildings to a developer.The warehouses, which face the historic district at Chaffee Crossing, would be converted into a multi-use property that includes retail, office and restaurant space, under plans developed by Diades Investments LLC. The firm plans to renovate the buildings into retail and commercial space that retains as much of the original architecture and atmosphere of the district as possible.“They want to do a full redevelopment on all the five buildings at once,” said FCRA Trustee Galen Hunter, reported the Times Record. “They talked about a $3 million investment.” The redevelopment authority accepted a $100,000 offer for the 2.3-acre block and warehouses.Work is expected to begin in June 2016 and be completed by the end of first quarter 2017, according to an FCRA news release.FCRA Executive Director Ivy Owen said Diades’ proposal is similar to the vision the authority has been hoping would happen for many years. “We are very excited about this project. It is exactly what we imagined for the Chaffee Historic District. We just needed the right people who shared that vision to make it a reality,” Owen said.“We couldn’t be happier to be working with such a farsighted developer who sees the commercial, retail and food service potential in this district but also one who wants to protect the historical heritage of the buildings,” he added.
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Rylo 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. 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. Preview • Vivo Nex is so all-screen, it hides the selfie camera inside the phone Chris Monroe/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon 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. Comments Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Tags Boost Mobile 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice 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 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Apple iPhone XS 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. Read the Rylo camera preview Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. $999 See It Sprint $999 $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $6 at Tidal $59 at eBay Comments $60 at Best Buy Purported retail listing for the OnePlus 7. Giztop/Screenshot by CNET Editors’ Note, May 14, 2019: CNET’s OnePlus 7 Pro review is here. Read more about the new phone from OnePlus. The upcoming OnePlus 7 phone may’ve just been revealed in full. On Friday, serial leaker OnLeaks tweeted purported renders of the phone, along with a listing showing some specs and a $569 price. The renders and information appear to come from retail site Giztop. The Giztop listing for the OnePlus 7, which lists the phone as “out of stock,” says the device will have a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, rear triple cameras, a 16MP pop-up selfie camera, a 4000 mAh battery and Oxygen OS 9 base running on Android 9.0 Pie. The phone will also come with 128GB of storage that can be expanded to 256GB by adding a microSD card, according to the listing. It’s unclear if the listing is accurate, but it does line up with earlier rumors that the OnePlus 7 may have a pop-up selfie camera that works similarly to cameras on the Vivo Nex and Oppo F11 Pro. The phone also isn’t expected to support wireless charging, which some people may’ve hoped for. OnePlus didn’t respond to a request for comment. Read Google Home Hub review 4 $299 at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Read the AirPods review See it Tags Vivo Nex Review • Vivo Nex review: Pop-up camera makes this beautiful all-screen phone possible Share your voice Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview The Cheapskate $999 Sarah Tew/CNET 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) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. $520 at HP 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR OnePlus,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. See at Turo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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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Game of ThronesGame of Thrones Official YoutubeGame of Thrones season 8 episode 3’s promo surfaced earlier on Sunday and it gave us a glimpse at the possibility of White Walkers finally attacking the Winterfell. However, fans were quick to notice that the Night King was absent from the promo and now fans are contemplating that he has very gruesome plans in his head and that is why he won’t be present in the next great battle.In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”, we saw how Bran Stark revealed to Jon Snow the real plans of Night King. As per the Three-Eyed-Raven, Night King is coming to kill him because he wants to delete the memory of the living. It all sounds extremely philosophical but as we know, Night King has other devious plans hidden in his sleeves.In the upcoming third episode, when the Army of Dead will line up for the Battle of Winterfell the Night King and his dragon will already be near their next target — King’s Landing. If Night King chooses to fight at the Winterfell, then he will have to face Drogon and Rhaegal. It would be easy for these two dragons to defeat one dragon. As we all know, the Night King will go for a more logical way. Fans have been speculating that the Starks will lose the Battle of Winterfell but instead, they will win it only to find that Night King is not there as he chose to invade the King’s Landing.How is this possible? Well, back in Game of Thrones season 4, when Bran Stark was being ushered North to meet the Bloodraven, he touched a weirwood and had a set of visions. All of those visions have since come to past, except the one where he actually sees a destroyed throne room and a dragon shadow pass over King’s Landing.In addition to this, even Daenerys Targaryen had a vision when she was at HotU. She saw an image of the throne room destroyed and covered in ash or snow. Maybe this is a way to show the presence of Night King.So, Night King will first attack the King’s Landing and destory Cersei Lannister and her army. He will then wait for Daenerys Targaryen to come to him. Fans know this is a far too crazy theory but everything is possible when it comes to Game of Thrones final season.Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 rumored title “Battle at Winterfell” will air next Sunday on HBO.
BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman drives her mother Khaleda Zia from Heathrow airport to the former’s residence on Sunday. Photo: BNPFormer prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia reached London on Sunday on a personal tour for her medical treatment.A regular flight of Emirates Airlines carrying Khaleda Zia landed at the Heathrow Airport around 12:50pm (BD times), her media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told UNB.Khaleda’s eldest son and BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman along with UK chapter leaders and activists of the party received her at the airport.Earlier, Khaleda left Dhaka for London at about 7:35pm on Saturday. The emirate flight had a stopover for two hours in Dubai at midnight.This is her third trip to London since she left office in 2007 as she visited the UK in 2015, in 2011 and in 2008 to receive treatment and met her son, who has long been living there.A leader of BNP’s UK chapter said Zia family will have a reunion after nearly two years in London as Khaleda is going to stay at the residence of Tarique where his wife, daughter and late brother Arafat Rahman Koko’s wife and two daughters reside.Though it is the BNP chief’s personal tour, he said the UK chapter BNP leaders, Bangladeshi expatriates and some UK’s ruling and opposition parties’ leaders are likely to meet her during her stay there.A BNP leader close to Khaleda said she may return home from the UK after celebrating Eid-ul-Azha there with her family members unless there is no major political development here.
Share Michael HagertyFrom the photo archives: A plaque adorning “The Spirit of the Confederacy” statue in Sam Houston Park downtown.Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as the violence over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moved leaders across the country to plan to wipe away much of the remaining Old South imagery.Only two statues were taken down immediately, in Gainesville, Florida, where the Daughters of the Confederacy removed a statue of a Confederate soldier known as “Ole Joe,” and in Durham, North Carolina, where protesters used a rope to pull down a Confederate monument dedicated in 1924.But the anti-Confederate momentum seemed to ensure that other memorials would come down soon. Many local and state governments announced that they would remove statues and other imagery from public land, or consider doing so, in the aftermath of Saturday’s white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured dozens more.The changes were publicized as President Donald Trump defended Confederate statues in wide-ranging remarks.“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I notice that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down,” Trump said during a visit to Trump Tower in New York. “I wonder, is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”Asked specifically whether Charlottesville’s Lee statue should come down, he said: “I would say that’s up to a local town, community or the federal government, depending on where it is located.”All around the country, Republican and Democratic officials at the state and local levels moved swiftly to begin a process to remove the statues.North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said he would ask the Legislature to reverse a 2015 law signed by his Republican predecessor, Pat McCrory, that prevents the removal or relocation of monuments, and to defeat a measure giving immunity to motorists who strike protesters. He also planned to ask state officials to determine the cost of moving Confederate statues and to give him options of where they could go.“Our Civil War history is important, but it belongs in textbooks and museums?— not a place of allegiance on our Capitol grounds,” Cooper said in a statement. In Maryland, GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he would push to remove the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, author of the infamous Dred Scott ruling in 1857 affirming slavery, from state land.“While we cannot hide from our history, nor should we, the time has come to make clear the difference between properly acknowledging our past and glorifying the darkest chapters of our history,” said Hogan, who before had resisted calls to move the statue.Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced plans Tuesday to ask his city council to appoint a task force to study the fate of the city’s Confederate statues. Rawlings said he personally finds the monuments to be “dangerous totems,” but a task force would ensure a productive conversation.Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, called on state officials Monday to remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate cavalry general and an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, from the Tennessee Capitol. Protesters earlier draped a black jacket over the head of the bust while cheering, “Tear it down!” Similar plans were being made in Baltimore and San Antonio, as well as Lexington, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; Jacksonville, Florida; and elsewhere.In Durham, Sheriff Mike Andrews said protesters who toppled a nearly century-old Confederate statue in front of a North Carolina government building would face felony charges. The Confederate Soldiers Monument, dedicated in 1924, stood in front of an old courthouse that how houses local government offices. The crumpled and dented bronze figure has been taken to a warehouse for storage.Deputies later arrested Takiyah Thompson, who identified herself Tuesday as the woman who tied the rope that was used to tear it down. She said her actions were justified because Confederate statues represent white supremacy.A law professor and director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio called removal a “slippery slope,” saying judging historical figures through a modern lens can be difficult.“A healthy democracy and people within that democracy should be able to say, ‘This is our history.’ And history is made up of actions of human beings, and human beings aren’t perfect,” said Jeffrey F. Addicott, who stressed he was speaking for himself and not the law school.Statues, he added, can be moved, but he’s opposed to them being “put in a warehouse never to be seen again because then you’re kind of erasing or rewriting history.”The Sons of Confederate Veterans condemned attempts to take down Confederate statues around the country.“These statues were erected over 100 year ago to honor the history of the United States,” added Thomas V. Strain Jr., the group’s commander in chief. “They’re just as important to the entire history of the U.S. as the monuments erected to our forefathers.”Strain, who said his group did not participate in Charlottesville, condemned the Klan, white nationalist groups, neo-Nazis and other extremists.“It’s painful to watch for lack of better words,” he said. “It was our family that fought, and it was our families that died, and now we have these knuckleheads hijacking the flag for their own purposes.”But city and state officials said Charlottesville convinced them it’s time to move on from having Confederate imagery in prominent public places.In Lexington, Kentucky, Mayor Jim Gray moved up his announcement by a day in reaction to the Charlottesville bloodshed. Memorials to John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan are perched outside a former courthouse that was the site of slave auctions before the Civil War.“This is the right time,” Gray said Monday. “We accelerated that because of the events in Charlottesville, but I knew that it was the right thing to do.”
Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google Stay on target Google is making it easier to plan your next trip online.Following last year’s rollout of similar mobile tools, the company on Tuesday announced a major revamp of its web-based travel platform.The new google.com/travel landing page features information about previously reserved journeys, and lets users effortlessly switch between flight, hotel, and package searches.AdChoices广告“As you plan a trip, your research and reservations will be organized for you in Trips,” Richard Holden, vice president of product management for travel, wrote in a blog post.Finally, the web and mobile versions are on feature parity, making it simple to start outlining your summer vacation on the commute, consult the whole family from the living room, and finalize arrangements from the comfort of your bed.Look for the ability to directly edit saved trips and add new reservations (coming soon), as well as sections highlighting recently viewed hotels and activities.“When you want to continue planning, all of your research will be waiting for you,” Holden boasted.Scroll down to see travel articles and find out more about a destination, like suggested day plans, popular restaurants near your hotel, and events during your dates.Google also baked in weather forecasts for upcoming or potential trips, “so you can make sure you’re prepared, rain or shine,” according to Holden.If this is all a bit too much, users can opt out of private results by adjusting the web and app activity settings.And while this week’s updates tend to focus on desktop, Google has introduced a handy new mobile function for neighborhood newcomers: Google Maps points out popular areas nearby and what they’re known for.Visiting Vancouver for the first time? Find out more about Gastown, Coal Harbour, and Yaletown with the tap of your finger.“Our goal is to simplify trip planning by helping you quickly find the most useful information and pick up where you left off on any device,” Holden said. “We’ll continue to make planning and taking trips easier with Google Maps, Google Search, and google.com/travel—so you can get out and enjoy the world.”More on Geek.com:Google AI Turns Selfies Into Ethereal Poetry PortraitsExplore Our Changing Planet On the Go With Google Earth TimelapseGoogle Now Tells You If Airlines Are Ripping You Off
Launched in 1998, Jashn-e-bachpan — the national theatre festival for children — is back. The festival is presented by the Sanskar Rang Toli, an outreach programme for children created by the country’s premier theatre school, National School of Drama (NSD).NSD, in order to contribute to the growth and development of children’s theatre across the country, hosts the festival which promises a blend of fantasy, history, comedy and social issues.Announcing the 11th edition of the festival recently at a press conference, National School of Drama director Anuradha Kapur said the focus of the festival this year was on theatre by special children, with three performances from Assam, Bengal and Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”We live in our own world, but we don’t understand what happens in another’s world. The troupe from Bengal is made of children with speech and hearing impairment, but they have performed a play by Rabindranath Tagore so beautifully that it is an inspiration,’ Kapur said.The 10 day festival will feature 17 plays in nine different languages performed by children. It will showcase plays from all over the country. Three plays will be performed by them including Rabindranath Tagore’s play Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix Dakghar which is the opening performance. Dastaan-e-Dilli, another performance by special children, will mark the end of the festival. The play narrates a story of Krishna and his childhood experiences on the banks of the Yamuna river. It will end with a panorama of Dilli seen today and tomorrow through the eyes of special children.’Interactive sessions with play directors and artistes will take place at the festival with the aim to absorb energies, skills and processes in order to gain inspiration for future works through these sessions,’ Kapoor added. The festival will see performances directed by Dadi D Pudumjee, Feisal Alkazi and Radhika Alkazi, Swatilekha Sengupta, KG Krishnamurthy, Bhagirathi, Susanta Mondal, Kiran Bhat and Dr Sripad Bhat, N Jadumani Singh, Jaimini Pathak, Mandya Ramesh, Anurupa Roy, Krishna Bhuyan, Saggherr Loadhii, Kannan, Manish Saini, Rajiv Krishnann and Bijon Mondal.The participating groups at Jashn-e-bachpan 2012 are from different regions of the country and will perform in various Indian languages at Abhimanch, Sammukh and Shri Ram Centre. The plays will be performed in Hindi, Bangla, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Manipuri, Tamil and English and most of the plays have subtitles.Watch out for it.
Kolkata: Calcutta High Court on Thursday sought judicial and administrative reports on the lawyers’ scuffle with police which took place at the Howrah court on Wednesday.Lawyers across the state launched a cease-work strike to protest against the police action during the Howrah incident. Later in the day, the state Bar association at Calcutta High Court called a meeting and it was decided that pen down movement would continue until action is taken against the police personnel. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe division bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Nair Radhakrishnan issued orders to submit the reports by Monday. Lawyer Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya mentioned about the incident before the Chief Justice and appealed him to take suo motu cognizance of the same to which he agreed. Following issuing the order to submit reports on the incident, the Chief Justice said an attack on the judicial system would not be tolerated. The High Court will take action in this regard. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateOn Wednesday, a major clash took place between the lawyers and staff of Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) over vehicle parking at Howrah Court area. The lawyers had allegedly attacked cops with bricks during the fight with Howrah Municipal Corporation employees. Around 10 am, when a lawyer parked his bike at the HMC’s free parking area, an employee of HMC asked him not to park his vehicle there. This led to a fight between the two and the argument further heated up when some lawyers and law clerks joined them and allegedly assaulted the HMC staff and a security personnel. Within minutes more civic body staff members joined and a clash ensued between both the parties. It was alleged that bricks were hurled during the incident. The police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. Later around 5 pm, when some mediapersons and HMC staff were moving out of the HMC, the lawyers allegedly assaulted them. Some lawyers allegedly hurled bricks at them which hit some police personnel who were duty. Having no other option, the police resorted to lathi-charge. The situation took an ugly turn when the lawyers retaliated and attacked the police personnel. To disperse the violent mob, the police fired a few tear gas shells on the Howrah court premises.