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Advantech unveils 1U desktop system EPC-T2286

first_img Continue Reading Previous Green Hills demonstrates DAL A application running across multiple processor coresNext ARBOR: RISC-based Panel PC for IoV, IIoT applications Advantech has released its latest new 1U THIN barebone system with 8th Gen. Intel Core processors up to 65W TDP – EPC-T2286. This system supports Intel 8th generation Core i7/i5/i3 processors which bring enhanced performance over previous generations with up to six CPU cores and Intel’s 9th generation graphics engine. EPC-T2286 powers up to two independently operated 60 Hz 4K displays via DisplayPort or HDMI and supports Wall/ VESA/ rack mounting for flexible easy installation.The compact 1U height EPC-T2286 is just 250 x 44.2 x 225 mm. It offers the high processing capability of a desktop CPU with up to six CPU cores and Intel 8th Core i7/i5/i3 and Pentium/Celeron processors to deliver high computing power and graphic performance. The Intel H310 Express chipset supports Dual Channel DDR4 2666MHz memory (up to 32GB) in two SODIMM slots. Features include integrated Intel Gen 9 graphics (Display Port, HDMI), triple gigabit Ethernet w/ EtherCAT capability, 6 x serial ports (2x RS-232/422/485 by BOM option), and ESD level 4 protection compliance. All these features make EPCT2286 well suited to kiosk or automation applications needing a compact 1U height chassis.To fulfill space limited kiosk or automation application requirements, the 1U THIN EPC-T2286 offers different mounting kits for installation into various cabinets and spaces. EPC-T2286 has 6 x COM ports, 8 x USB ports, DP, and HDMI which allows it to easily connect to RFID readers, thermal printers, Key PAD, touch screens, 4k displays and so on. SI or tool machine builders can easily integrate the whole system and shorten their time to market. Furthermore, the ESD level 4 (contact 8kv and air 15kv) design offers better ESD protection for automation applications operating in harsh environments.A core advantage of EPC-T2286 is that it comes equipped with Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn software solution designed to simplify IoT application integration. WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn is an IoT device management software platform which includes remote device, monitor, control, event management, system management, and software over-the-air update. WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn not only helps create new web services but also helps to integrate functions and data with its powerful management tools. WISE-PaaS highly enhances connectivity for hardware, software, devices and sensors, and helps customers to transform their business to include IoT cloud services.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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River rafting ban: Debate rages between adventure sports cos, environmentalists

first_imgBy Pawan Kumar Singh New Delhi, Jun 22 (PTI) When we think of river rafting, Rishikesh strikes our mind instantly as it is the perfect weekend getaway far from the maddening crowd, with rafting being one of the popular activities.River rafting generates adrenaline rush to adventure enthusiasts as they ride down the thundering rapids of the Ganges with inflatable boats, carbon paddles and helmets.The Uttarakhand High Court’s order imposing a ban on river rafting and paragliding across the state has come as a shocker to adventure sports companies and adventure tourists who say a blanket ban is not the solution.The order has, however, been welcomed by the environmentalists who said the high court order was in interest of the environment and ecology.Arvind Bhardwaj of Red Chilli Adventure said the high court order will hit the rafting business very hard as it would render the people jobless.”I am involved in adventure activities in Rishikesh for the last 24 years. I am surprised to hear of this order. The state government had already issued guidelines for rafting.”To put a ban on white river rafting and paragliding across the state is very harsh direction. Our business has come to a standstill. This is the peak season for tourists. Now we will have to cancel all the bookings. Huge loss would be suffered by us. Putting a blanket ban is not the solution. A proper monitoring has to be put in place for effective implementation of laws,” Bhardwaj told PTI.advertisementWhen contacted, environment activist Vikrant Tongad, who had also filed a petition in National Green Tribunal against camping along the river, welcomed the high court decision, saying it was a very good order which would go a long way in protection of the environment and ecology.”The NGT has already ordered a ban on camping activities within 100 metres of the Ganga from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh. The high court order will go a long way in saving the pristine nature of the river. This is a very good order. Now it is for the Uttarakhand government to properly implement the ban,” Tongad said.Kiran Todaria, president of the Indian Association of Professional Rafting Outfitters (IAPRO), said the livelihood of many families will be affected by this order.”I have not seen the high court order yet. But going by the media report, it looks very absurd. I cannot understand how rafting can cause pollution in river. Banning any activity is not the solution. It is an industry that provides jobs to almost 10,000 families,” he said.Gurgaon resident Pradyumna Sisodia, who was planning to go to Rishikesh this weekend for rafting, said he had already booked a camp site but got a cancellation call from the tour operator last night who told him about the high court order.”Our family was too excited for this trip but our bookings were cancelled at the last minute. I don’t have any idea about the high court order but I don’t understand how rafting would cause pollution to the river,” he said.Rishi Sachdeva of Cradle of Life, who runs campsite on the banks of Ganges in Shivpuri, also told PTI that the order will have a very negative impact on the business.”This order will hit local markets as well. Mostly, the youth come to Rishikesh for camping and rafting. In their absence the local livelihood will be affected to a great extent. Since last night we have cancelled 70-80 per cent bookings. Our major income comes in the weekends but due to this order all reservations have been cancelled,” Sachdeva said.Water rafting business in Uttarakhand is estimated to be generating a turnover of Rs 75-80 crore annually and employs nearly 10,000 people including guides, cooks, instructors and drivers.Underlining the need to regulate adventure sports like white river rafting and paragliding, the Uttarakhand High Court’s division bench of justices Rajiv Sharma and Lokpal Singh in a recent order directed the state government to prepare a transparent policy on adventure sports in the state within two weeks.Till such a policy is framed, no paragliding, white river rafting and other water sports shall be permitted in the state of Uttarakhand, the court said.The high court order came on a PIL filed by Rishikesh-based Hari Om Kashyap. alleging issuance of illegal leases in favour of private parties in Ganga riverbed. PTI PKS RKS ARC ARClast_img read more

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Gov’t to Boost Provisions for Most Vulnerable

first_imgThe Government is moving to strengthen social protection and security for the most vulnerable in the society, through the development of a “unique combination” of projects.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller made the announcement during her contribution to the 2013/2014 Budget debate in the House of Representatives on April 30 under the theme: ‘Jamaica: Going for Growth and Development, Unleashing our Full Potential.’She said that objectives will be achieved through better targeting and coordination of existing programmes such as the Rural Economic Development Initiatives (REDI) and the Steps to Work programme. “Those at greatest risk will be among the first to participate in these re-designed programmes,” she stated.Mrs. Simpson Miller explained that this strategy will ensure that women, who are often among the most vulnerable and placed at greatest risk by rural and inner-city poverty, will have access to training and appropriate financing to participate as shareholders in cottage industries.She noted that the Government is “duty bound to exercise the greatest care that every dollar is more wisely spent through better coordination and targeted intervention to protect the most vulnerable members of the Jamaican family.”By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Eagle Bulk Opts to Sell Another Bulker, Stays in Red

first_imgzoom After it earlier reached deals to sell three of its bulkers, the owner and operator of Supramax dry bulk vessels Eagle Bulk Shipping has decided to dispose of another ship for net proceeds of USD 4.2 million.The vessel in question is the 2002-built MV Kittiwake, which features 53,146 dwt.During the second quarter of the year, the company concluded the earlier announced sales of MV Peregrine and MV Falcon, raising a total of USD 5.8 million, and subsequently finalized the sale of MV Harrier for net proceeds of USD 3.2 million.The company opted for the additional sale as it reported a net loss of USD 22.5 million for the second quarter of 2016, compared to a net loss of USD 27.5 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier.Net revenues for the quarter increased to USD 25.6 million from USD 22.6 million recorded in the second quarter of 2015, mainly due to an increased number of freight voyages as well as increased available days due to chartered in vessels.In July, the company entered into an agreement to raise USD 88 million in gross proceeds through a sale of its common stock, which is scheduled to close on August 10, 2016, with proceeds targeted for the acquisition of dry bulk vessels and general corporate purposes.“In the midst of a historically weak drybulk market, Eagle Bulk’s second quarter was bookended by two milestone achievements as we seek to re-position the company for future success. First, we entered the quarter having completed a comprehensive balance sheet recapitalization that significantly improved our long-term financial flexibility. Then, subsequent to the quarter’s close, we raised nearly USD 90 million in growth capital through a common stock private placement,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, said.He added that these moves are expected to enable the company to commence a fleet growth and renewal program while developing its commercial operating platform.last_img read more

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Fatal arson case of Edmonton teenagers put over until the end of

first_imgEDMONTON – Two teenagers charged in an arson that left a five-month-old baby dead have had their cases set over until later this month.Bronson Woycenko, 19, made his appearance in court Friday morning via CCTV on charges of second-degree murder, arson, disregard for human life and mischief.Jessica Tammerand, 18, was out on bail and was supposed to appear in court on charges of arson, disregard for human life, and mischief under $5,000 but did not show up.A warrant was issued for her arrest, but a lawyer representing her appeared in court later in the day.Both cases have been put over to Sept. 29.Baby Hunter Brown died, his mother was seriously injured and six others escaped from the home in southeast Edmonton on Aug. 22.The mother, Angie Tang, has since been released from hospital.(CTV Edmonton)last_img read more

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Ten Harris Institute Alumni in 2017 JUNO Awards

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, May 15, 2017  – Alumni of Toronto’s Harris Institute contributed to an unprecedented 10 Juno Awards, the Canadian music industry’s awards for excellence in recorded music.“This may never happen again,” says the college’s founder John Harris. “Our faculty and staff are thrilled that former students are achieving their goals. We set out 28 years ago to make a difference and it is very gratifying to see these results.”Harris Alumni in 2017 Juno Awards: Advertisement Login/Register With: ‘Group of the Year’The Tragically Hip, Bernie Breen manager‘Single of the Year’The Strumbellas, Joanne Setterington manager‘Country Album of the Year’Mike Denney’s MDM Recordings artist Jess Moskaluke‘R&B/Soul Album of the Year’The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’, Henry ‘Cirkut’ Walter co-producer and co-writer‘Pop Album of the Year’Alessia Cara’s ‘Know It All’, Sam and Robert Gerongco co-writers‘Blues Album of the Year’Paul Reddick’s ‘Ride The One’, Chris Stringer engineer‘Rock Album of the Year’The Tragically Hip, Bernie Breen manager‘Adult Alternative Album of the Year’Gord Downie’s ‘Secret Path’, Kevin Drew co-producer, co-writer and guitar; Charles Spearin, bass; Ohad Benchetrit, lap steel and guitar‘Producer of the Year’A Tribe Called Red, Joanne Setterington’s ‘Indoor Recess’, Publicist‘Songwriter of the Year’Gord Downie, Bernie Breen managerAlumni Eric Ratz was nominated for ‘Producer of the Year’ and ‘Recording Engineer of the Year’. The Strumbellas were also nominated for ‘Group of the Year’ and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ was also nominated for ‘Single of the Year’. Sam Weller, Harris Institute’s Studio Manager engineered the ‘Reggae Album of the Year’ nominated ‘Cry Every Day’ by Blessed.For a 5th consecutive year Harris Institute is ranked best private school in the ‘Media Arts Education Report’. Other schools in the top 10 included Ryerson University, OCAD, OIART, Metalworks Institute and Seneca College. The report’s author says, “Harris Institute is the best school of its kind in Canada. Highly Recommended”. Visit www.jimlamarche.ca for the full report.Harris Institute is the only school outside of the US in Billboard Magazine’s “Top 11 Schools” and it was featured in both Mix Magazine’s “Audio Education’s Finest” and Billboard’s “Schools That Rock”.The college has the lowest ‘Student Loan Default Rates’ of any post secondary school in North America. The Arts Management Program (AMP) has achieved seven 0% Default Rates and the Audio Production Program (APP) has achieved five.An unprecedented partnership with the University of the West of Scotland enables Harris graduates to earn degrees on full scholarships and double major graduates (APP + AMP) to direct entry into Master’s Degrees with partial scholarships and accomodation bursaries.One year Diploma Programs taught by 62 active industry leaders start in March, July and November. For more information visit www.harrisinstitute.com Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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I dream of winning the Ballon dOr Hachim Mastour

Rabat – Morocco international Hachim Mastour said that his dream is to win the FIFA Ballon D’Or after his success on becoming a professional football player.In an interview with Sky sport, the AC Milan wonderkid said that he admires the likes of Neymar, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic.“My dream? My dream was to meet Neymar, and it was a great experience, and now my dream is to win Ballon d’Or,” said the 17-year-old Milanista. “I was four years old when I wanted to be a professional football player and I thank my parents for their support that made my dream come true,” he added.Mastour said that his best friend at the Rossoneri is Al Shaarawy.“We laugh, we talk and we listen to music. Players who are much older than me are those who really help me in my career and give me advice. There are great players like De Jong, Mexes and Montolivo always give me advices,” he said. read more

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Moroccos 2nd Surveillance Satellite Mohammed VIB Launches into Orbit

Rabat – The much-anticipated satellite split from its airspace Vega rocket at 2:42 a.m. Moroccan time.According to NASA Spaceflight, the final countdown before the satellite left the ground began nine hours and ten minutes before Vega’s scheduled liftoff.NASA Spaceflight also gave details about the launch, saying that the “rocket’s key systems were powered up, with the multi-functional unit (MFU) that controls Vega’s electronics, turned on at the T-6-hour mark in the count.” The final two steps before the satellite was launched came about 145 minutes and 75 minutes before liftoff, “with the rocket reaching launch readiness at the fifty-minute mark in the countdown.”Like Morocco’s first satellite, the second satellite was named after King Mohammed VI. Beginning orbit in 2017, the Mohammed VI-A satellite was also launched by the Vega Rocket.Mohammed VI-B is the French Arianespace company’s ninth air projects this year. Through the launch, Vega reached a record of 13 successful launches, according to Space News.Thales Alenia Space produced the satellite as the system’s prime contractor and Airbus as c-prime, according to NASA spaceflight.Read Also: Mohammed VI–B Satellite, Outstanding Value to Morocco’s DevelopmentThe Mohammed VI-B satellite is capable of taking double the number of images that Mohammed VI-A can take with a resolution of up to 70 centimeters.The satellites’ usesBoth Morocco’s satellites will work together to ensure strong surveillance for the country’s border and coasts and to manage natural disasters.Weighing 1,110 kilograms, the satellite will also be used for mapping and agricultural monitoring.The satellite will be piloted from Morocco and will fly at the same orbit as the first satellite, 620 kilometers above the earth.On November 13, Arianespace said that the satellite will be complementary to Mohammed VI-A and will “jointly enable a faster coverage of zones of interests.” The satellite information will also help Morocco to have a better observation of the territory, in terms of forest fire control and anticipation. The North African country can anticipate climate variations such as drought or floods. It will also help in case of natural disasters such as earthquakes or fires by showing a cartography of affected areas.The government plans for the satellites to help security agencies track any terrorists or drug trafficking across borders, especially in the Sahel regions.Each satellite has a role to provide military services information to ensure national security. The government acknowledged throughout the year that the first satellite helped the country to track illegal activities of the Polisario Front. Morocco is the third African country to have a reconnaissance satellite after Egypt and South Africa. read more

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UNbacked fund launched to help Africa preserve cultural and natural heritage

A United Nations-backed fund to help the States of sub-Saharan Africa improve the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage was launched today in South Africa, which donated $3.5 million to help the project, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said.The African World Heritage Fund will also be used to help boost the number of African sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, because sub-Saharan Africa is “severely under-represented” on the current list despite great cultural and natural diversity in the region, the Paris-based agency said.Under the Fund, grants will be awarded to help African States Parties to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention prepare national inventories of their heritage sites and prepare nomination dossiers for inscription onto the World Heritage List. Currently 40 sub-Saharan African States have ratified the World Heritage Convention although only 24 have sites on the World Heritage List.Conservation and management of heritage properties in general, including those already inscribed on the World Heritage List, will also be eligible for funding. This will also be the case with rehabilitation assistance for properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger.Along with South Africa’s donation, India and Israel have also pledged contributions and UNESCO said that the private sector is also being encouraged to contribute and is expected to become a key partner in the future.The Fund will be run by a Board of Trustees – all experts in heritage preservation – including two for each of the African Union’s five regions and three additional members with permanent observer status. UNESCO and the African Union will have one observer each on the Board. read more

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UN representative warns Liberians against mob justice after outbreak of violence

“In our fight against crime, we must always remember that we cannot, and must not take the law into our own hands,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Liberia Alan Doss.“Mob justice is wrong! It is a violation of the law,” he added, just days after two military police officers with the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) were injured trying to contain a mob attack amid violence following the murder of a local man. “We must allow justice to take its course even though the wheels of justice sometimes turn slowly.”Mr. Doss’ comments also came a day after the Mission’s most recent report on human rights noted that “the judicial system continued to fail to uphold constitutional guarantees and international human rights standards binding on Liberia.”Corruption in the judicial system is an “extremely serious problem… [that] remains an enormous challenge to the rule of law and thus to long-term peace and stability,” the report said.It noted that there is “systemic abuse by magistrates” who operate without effective disciplinary measures, allowing them to continue working even after they have “been found guilty of misconduct amounting to corruption.”There are huge case backlogs and prolonged pre-trial detentions compounded by inefficient investigations, prosecution and hearings, the report added, noting that suspects are frequently released without ever facing trial.Still, Mr. Doss argued for patience. “UNMIL and other partners are working closely with the Government and the judiciary to help reinforce the rule of law and strengthen the administration of justice in Liberia,” he said, adding that he would work for bail regulations to be tightened.More than 90 per cent of those incarcerated are awaiting trial and detention standards are well below minimum standards – particularly medical care, which is generally absent. Pre-trial detainees are not separated from convicts and escapes and illegal releases from some facilities was “a particular problem” during the May-July period covered in the report.Besides allegations of excessive force, there is a shortage of police officers in some areas which encourages vigilante action, the report noted, adding that five circuit courts are still not in operational while “others tried only a fraction of the number of cases listed for trial.”“UNMIL and the UN Police are fully committed to assisting the Liberian National Police become a modern and effective police force that can ensure public order and safety,” added Mr. Doss, noting that the Netherlands has just pledged 2 million euros to help with this effort.The shortage of police in rural areas, where there is also no independent monitoring, leaves isolated communities “particularly vulnerable risk of harmful traditional practices, especially trial by ordeal” which lead to serious injuries and deaths, the report noted.A report last month from Secretary-General Kofi Annan said judicial reform was proceeding “albeit at a slow pace” but noted that more consultants are being hired and that a law reform commission is being established, although its success will depend on adequate international funding. read more

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Tumblr Outage Due to Maintenance Error

first_imgTumblr returned yesterday, after a full day out of service. According to the blog hosting site, the outage was not due to a rumored 4Chan attack. Rather it the result of some planned maintenance gone bad.“Yesterday afternoon, during planned maintenance that was not intended to interrupt service, an issue arose that took down a critical database cluster,” wrote the company ina blog post. “This brought down our entire network while our engineers worked feverishly to restore these databases and bring your blogs back online.”Tumblr called the error “unacceptable.” The site, which has been attempting to deal with its own rapid growth came back online yesterday at around 4PM PT. “We’ve nearly quadrupled our engineering team this month alone, and continue to distribute and enhance our architecture to be more resilient to failures like today’s,” wrote Tumblr. “Sorry we let you down today.”last_img read more

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Citizens Arrest Jimbalaya turns robber over to Police

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 22, 2017 – Residents tired of the crime are increasingly taking matters into their own hands; the latest report of an arrest of a known robber came last night and it was caught on camera.A Popular lounge owner was robbed, had video surveillance which clearly showed the face of that culprit as he unwittingly looked directly into the camera and revealed to the owner a face, he recognized.   After calling the police, according to the cell phone video, and waiting an hour, he says, that businessman decided to go and get the man on the video himself.Colin Williams, better known as Jimbalaya is seen manhandling the alleged suspect, trying to tie him to a steel bar door and eventually turning the man over to two police officers.  Photos of what his security cameras caught are in circulation; and it does appear to be the exact same man from the security footage in that cell phone video in the citizens’ arrest.   It was a relatively smooth arrest by Jimbalaya at his Kew Town bar; Police took over and led the man away in handcuffs.Residents are hoping that charges can stick and this suspect, once found guilty can be locked away and off the streets.  Reports are that crime has decreased in the TCI, but brazen home invasions and armed attacks appear to be more frequent and certainly are more violent.Police confirmed late today that they still have that man caught by Jimbalaya in custody.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Microsoft tests 50person Skype calls

first_img $59 at eBay Share your voice 40 Photos See all the best laptops from CES 2019 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Comment Microsoft Microsoft rolled out a new version of Skype to its Insider Preview program this week that expands the maximum number of people on a call from 25 to 50, as well as making audible notifications optional, for all platforms.According to the update note, “When you start a call in these large groups, it will send a notification instead of ringing all the members, to not interrupt those who can’t join. With this update you will also see that the audio and video buttons are now enabled in these larger groups.”If you think 50 people sounds like horribly large number of video-call participants, you probably don’t work for a big corporation. Competitor Zoom, which has rapidly gained on Microsoft for videoconferencing software and services, can already conference 100 people — 500 with an extra-cost add-on. Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It Boost Mobile Share your voice TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. Angela Lang/CNET $299 at Amazon $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET Turo $999 The Cheapskate See at Amazon $999 $520 at HP See it Comments Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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). See It Apple iPhone XS Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags See It Microsoft Skype,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. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Chris Monroe/CNET Mobile Apps Internet Servicescenter_img Read the AirPods review $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Google Home Hub review 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. 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. 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 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $155 at Google Express Best Buy $999 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. 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. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 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. 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. $210 at Best Buy 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. 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first_imgDan Fauske’s chair was vacant at the Saturday morning meeting of the AGDC board. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRNOne doesn’t usually associate “state gas line corporation” and “drama” — but this weekend, the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corporation was the source of all kinds of drama.Download Audio:The corporation, known as AGDC, is responsible for the state’s share of the massive Alaska LNG project to bring natural gas from the North Slope. And in the space of 24 hours starting Friday, Gov. Bill Walker removed two board members — including the chairman — and the president resigned.With these changes, Walker has consolidated control over an agency — and a gas line project — originally created by his predecessor, Sean Parnell.The sun wasn’t even up on Saturday morning and already the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation was making news. When board members gathered for their early morning meeting, there were two new nameplates at the table.And then, within minutes of the meeting being called to order, board member Hugh Short said he had an addition for the agenda: discussing the resignation of AGDC president Dan Fauske.Fauske had led the organization since its founding in 2010 as a unit within the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, which he oversaw for the better part of two decades. His resignation letter didn’t give a reason for his departure. But it was clear to everyone in the room why he left.Here’s Governor Bill Walker, speaking at a press conference Saturday afternoon.Walker: I let them know that I think we need to have a person there with different qualifications. There’s no question about that. Did I give a directive that they must do that? No, I don’t give directives, but they certainly knew my belief.Walker couldn’t hire or fire Fauske directly. But he made it clear he wanted new leadership: someone with more natural gas experience — and someone who fully supports his approach.“We need to bring some alignment to this project, internally,” Walker said. “We have agencies sometimes at cross-purposes, and we need to make sure that that’s not the case.”Walker was a fierce critic of AGDC and the gas line project during his campaign last fall, arguing it wasn’t transparent enough, and handed too much power to the state’s partners, ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips.In January, just after taking office, he removed three board members. With the recent changes, he has now replaced six of seven board members in the last year.There are several other state agencies involved in the gas line project – the Departments of Natural Resources, Revenue and Law. Each of their heads are appointed by the governor. With Fauske’s resignation, almost no one in the gas line leadership is from the previous administration.Republican lawmakers expressed unease about the changes.“I think it creates instability in the project,” said State Sen. Anna MacKinnon (R-Eagle River). “And this administration has continued to insert instability into the project.”MacKinnon said it’s the governor’s prerogative to change board members, but this kind of reshuffle worries her. The governor also recently said he was looking for a different role for the state’s lead negotiator, Rigdon Boykin. MacKinnon said between that change and Fauske’s ouster, she isn’t sure who to go to on the gas line.“I have no idea who’s leading this project,” she said. “Absolutely not.”“Think what your reaction would be if this went on with the Permanent Fund corporation,” said oil and gas consultant Brad Keithley. He pointed out that these changes come as the state is trying to negotiate key agreements with the oil companies.“Firing the president, and going out and having a search for a new president, at a time when we should be keeping on track to get those contracts done…” Keithley said. “I think the governor has the right to appoint the people he has trust in, but it’s the timing in the process that’s troublesome to me.”The board meeting on Saturday was originally called for two very different reasons. Board members were scheduled to take a final vote to buy out TransCanada. That passed unanimously. But a second vote was postponed. That was to authorize work on the Alaska LNG project for another year. All four partners must vote yes by Dec. 4 for the project to move forward.Until the recent shake-up, the state’s vote was a foregone conclusion. But at the press conference Saturday, Walker said the state isn’t yet ready to cast that yes vote. First, he says, he wants assurances from the state’s partners that if any company pulls out, it won’t then withhold gas it controls from the project.“By approving the work plan and budget today, there’s no incentive for us to receive those assurances or not,” Walker said. “We do have leverage. Leverage is not a bad thing.”The board is scheduled to vote on whether to continue the project Dec. 3.last_img read more

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first_imgBenchmark stock market indices snapped their winning streak to end trading with minor losses on Monday ahead of Economic Survey 2017 to be tabled on Tuesday. The BSE Sensex closed 33 points lower at 27,850, while the 50-scrip NSE Nifty ended 9 points down at 8,633.Read: Budget to chart stock market’s direction in action-packed week aheadBharti Airtel bucked the trend and was the top Sensex gainer to close 7.48 percent higher at 348 amid news of Idea Cellular merging with Vodafone India. Idea Cellular shares gained 27 percent to close at a five-month high of Rs 97 amid huge trading volumes.Global cues were largely negative in view of US president Donald Trump’s stance on immigration, according to Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd.”European stocks fell on Monday, losing ground for the second session a row, as investors showed concern about the impact of Donald Trump’s order to halt some immigration, which sent the U.S. dollar lower and was criticised by companies including Alphabet Inc.’s Google. FTSE, DAX and CAC declined nearly one percent each,” the brokerage said in a note.Other firms that gained sharply on the back of strong December quarter (Q3) results included Bajaj Finance (up 5.99 percent at Rs 1,054) and Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) that closed 2.97 percent higher at Rs 1,586. Bajaj Finance Q3 net profit rose 36 percent to Rs 555 crore from Rs 408 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal; total income increased 31.8 percent to Rs 2,729 crore from Rs 2,070 crore. Net interest income grew 33 percent to Rs 1,749 crore, YoY.Mortgage lender HDFC reported 11.9 percent rise in standalone net profit to Rs 1,701 crore for Q3 as against Rs 1,520 crore in the year-ago period. Net interest income increased 18 percent to Rs 2,669 crore, while gross NPAs stood at 0.81 percent of total advances. HDFC shares closed 0.13 percent lower at Rs 1,369.In other news, Shriram EPC informed the BSE that it has allotted 26.5 million equity shares to Punjab National Bank on preferential basis, taking the bank’s stake from 3.48 percent to 6.58 percent. Shriram EPC shares closed at Rs 29 on Monday.Foreign institutional investors (FIIs/FPIs) were net buyers of Indian equities worth Rs 607 crore on Monday, according to provisional data released by the National Stock Exchange (NSE).The BSE, which closed its recent initial public offering (IPO) with an upbeat response that saw oversubscription of about 51 times, will list on February 3 on the NSE. The BSE, also the oldest stock exchange of Asia, had offered equity shares in the price band of Rs 805-806 per share.Shares of state-run energy company GAIL (India) closed 0.30 percent at Rs 483.last_img read more

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