Construction publishers Hanley Wood and Reed Construction Data have announced an alliance that they say integrates content from RCD’s construction product directory, SmartBuilding Index, with information available through several of Hanley Wood’s Web and tradeshow channels. The aim, they say, is to leverage those existing products, audiences and customer relationships to deliver “the most comprehensive, data and content rich directories in the commercial construction marketplace.”Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton tells FOLIO: that the alliance came about following two meetings he had earlier this year with RCD CEO Iain Melville. “Those two meetings made it clear that RCD had significant information assets but limited ability to distribute them to architects while Hanley Wood had distribution but little or none of the product info that RCD collected as a matter of course,” he says. “That finding suggested a deal was possible, and we struck a deal that will in effect create an online directory of commercial building products that will reside on Hanley Wood as well as RCD sites.”Anton says both companies will sell advertising and sponsorships, and that there is a revenue sharing component to the deal.Reed Construction Data is owned by Reed Business Information, which over the last several months divested nearly all of its magazine publishing assets, except for RCD and Variety. Anton said the alliance does not mark an initial step toward Hanley Wood acquiring RCD from RBI. RCD’s Melville could not be immediately reached for comment.
Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy $155 at Google Express Share your voice 7 Sprint Internet Services Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $299 at Amazon The Cheapskate Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. Tags 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. Chris Monroe/CNET 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. Comcast’s Xfinity internet service is struggling in huge pockets of the US. Down Detector Comcast’s Xfinity is suffering nationwide outages, according to Down Detector and Twitter users, with the internet service down altogether or slowing right now. The problem is hitting areas of California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington state. 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) Comcast,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. 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 Angela Lang/CNET Tags See It Sarah Tew/CNET See It Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) damnit xfinity I was literally 5 minutes from the end of the second to last episode of big little lies and you had to do me like this pic.twitter.com/MKSUi73glg— Sarah Flourance (@BookishFeminist) August 6, 2019 See it 0 Comments $60 at Best Buy Read the AirPods review 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. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET $999 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. $210 at Best Buy 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Turo Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read DJI Osmo Action preview Post a comment Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Boost Mobile See at Amazon 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). Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Rylo $999 Read the Rylo camera preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 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. $520 at HP CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The first outages were reported around 1:40 a.m. ET, according to Engadget. Some people got text messages about routine system maintenance — these noted that the disruption was expected to end at 6 a.m. ET. However, Down Detector’s chart suggested that the problems continued well into Tuesday morning.The company hasn’t made a general announcement yet, nor has it responded to requests for comment.Xfinity suffered a similar outage last summer, and ultimately linked those problems to fibre cable cuts.First published at 1:48 a.m. PT.Updated at 9:15 a.m. PT: Noted Down Detector’s chart results. Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See at Turo 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. Apple iPhone XS Share your voice $6 at Tidal 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. See It Amazon
Doordarshan is launching its mega historical series titled Buddha. Narrated in 52 episodes, this series will be an entertaining action drama that showcases the unexplored life of Buddha as Siddharth. The show has an international appeal with its grand scale, opulent sets and an impressive cast with renowned names like Kabir Bedi, Samir Dharmadhikari, Nigaar Khan, state-of the–art 3D graphics used to re-create the look and feel of a bygone era.In the series Buddha is shown as one who has great compassion, is completely impartial, and embraces all living being without discrimination. In today’s fast paced lives, where so much conflict exists in society, Buddha’s teachings are perfectly suited to the challenges man is currently facing. Each and every faith globally believes that Buddha’s philosophy helps you find your own path to awakening.Buddha will be aired on DD-National at 11.00 am on every Sunday and repeat telecast on every Monday at 9.00 am.
How many times has it happened that you ordered too much food and left it unfinished? Many times, I guess. Food wastage is a universal problem and even after much has been said and done about it, many countries have failed to control it. And India is getting worse than ever. Among 118 developing countries, India ranked 97, in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2016. This data is sufficient enough to show how serious the condition is.While we grapple with the crisis of food wastage, three class 11th girls, have already taken small little steps to minimise this wastage. Vandita Bhartiya, Rhea Kapuria, and Ikshita Puri strongly believe in the words of Mother Teresa – “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Their journey towards zero hunger began when the three girls went to a restaurant in Greater Kailash 1 for a light snack. “When we couldn’t finish what we ordered in that restaurant and saw the amount of food we wasted, it hit us really hard. Here we are sitting in an air conditioned restaurant, wasting food, and outside, dozens of people are begging to have a single meal. We just thought of the fact that we could have given the leftover food to these people instead of throwing it away.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTo make a point clear, when you order something, whatever is left on your plate is thrown away but the food in serving bowls can be used again. It is not always that the people order more and don’t finish, sometimes the restaurants also serve more than sufficient.These girls made it their business to know about the amount of food wasted and what is being done to it. “We spoke to the managers of several restaurants and found out about the wasted food. In most of the restaurants, the leftover food was consumed by their staff but even after that, much of it was thrown away because the food gets contaminated,” explained Ikshita. They reached out to over 50 restaurants, out of which only a handful agreed to help their cause. “In the beginning of our endeavour, we also approached a bakery and they agreed to help us. But we couldn’t accept their offer because we don’t have a cold storage vehicle to take it from one place to another,” sighed Vandita. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCurrently, these students have come to an understanding with only two restaurants to take leftover food – one in Saket and the other in Greater Kailash – and one whole slum area known as Sudhar Camp slum in Kalkaji, with approximately 500 people to feed. They have a single vehicle to go back and forth with oodles of food with a deadline to deliver it on the same day to avoid contamination in the sweltering heat. “We have kind of adopted that area in Kalkaji,” said Ikshita as the two of them agreed with her. Many restaurants don’t want to get associated with a novice, even if their intentions are good. In this case, the food might get contaminated; making a person sick and the restaurants will be blamed ultimately.For the future, the trio plans to deliver food to nearby slum areas of the restaurant they get food from but the current situation demands some more restaurants in the Kalkaji area to help them in their cause. “We picked up this slum purposely because traveling can damage the food. The restaurants that we have are in Saket and GK, so we send one car to Saket and the other (if we get one from any of our friends) to GK and then deliver the food to that area in Kalkaji. The slum looks small from the outside but if you go into the lanes, you will realize that just two restaurants are not enough to fulfill their needs,” said Ikshita.Even though they have scant resources and time, these girls are determined to fulfill the needs of this slum area. “We want that if we are covering an area then we do it properly, there should be no cutbacks on food. So right now our focus is that particular area in Kalkaji,” said Vandita.”We do this work on weekends and we inform the restaurants beforehand. Now the restaurants are attached to us so they also call us. And in the slum area also we have a person who we call up and tell them that we will be getting food for the day,” added Ikshita. While constantly thinking about how to get more and more restaurants to cooperate with them, Ikshita said, “Our steps are small but even if we reach 20-25 people, we will be satisfied because it’s for a good cause.” Zero Hunger by these students is just a small dent in a bigger problem but with support from people and restaurants, they can make a huge difference in the lives of thousands of people.
Air Transat to offer gourmet meals by famed Quebec chef this summer Travelweek Group Thursday, April 13, 2017 Tags: Air Transat, Culinary Tourism MONTREAL — Bad airplane food is a thing of the past thanks to Air Transat’s new partnership with renowned Quebec chef Daniel Vézina.The airline has announced a selection of gourmet meals titled ‘Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina’ that are inspired by his signature recipes. Meals will be offered for free to Club Class passengers as of May 1, and will also be available to Economy Class passengers, in limited quantity and for purchase, on transatlantic flights starting May 1 and on flights to the South as of July 1.“We are thrilled with this partnership, which allows us to take the inflight experience to new heights and reinforce our role as leader in holiday travel,” says Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. “Air Transat stands out for its Club Class, and the ‘Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina’ is a wonderful addition to the many privileges that characterize this upgrade.” Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Daniel VézinaEconomy Class passengers can purchase Vézina’s signature dishes for $26, which will be served with a cheese plate, dessert and glass of wine.More news: A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerVézina’s summer dishes will include: chicken ragout with lemon zest and seasonal vegetables; duck confit lasagna with spinach and a sherry and foie gras emulsion; braised leg of lamb with spices, maple syrup and Indian vegetable curry; sweet potato gnocchi with red wine Bolognese, spinach pesto and Parmesan; vegetarian moussaka with grilled vegetables, creamed goat cheese, tomato and red pepper coulis; and vegan risotto with rice cream, red pepper coulis and diced root vegetables with fennel.“I am elated to be collaborating with Air Transat in this exciting challenge: introducing the flavours and presentations that characterize my cuisine into the flight experience,” says Daniel Vézina. “And I would like to acknowledge the support, flexibility and openness of this Quebec airline, which allowed me to create a delicious menu that is in line with my values and quality standards.”Meals will change over the seasons and can be pre-ordered on Air Transat’s website or by calling the booking centre.