Kenai Peninsula Residents Come Out To Thank Swan Lake Fire Heroes

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula residents showed up in full force on Monday night at Soldotna Creek Park to say thank you to the men and women who have been tirelessly fighting the Swan Lake Fire. With the new team, residents should expect to see similar fireline operations.  Firefighters will continue to patrol and mop-up fire control lines near the west flank of the fire near Sterling, and on the east flank of the fire by Fuller Lake, Resurrection Trail, Sterling Highway and Skilak Lake. Crews will continue to cut down hazard trees, repair dozer lines, pull hose from the Skilak Road area and continue to reinforce the firelines on the east flank. Firefighters in Cooper Landing will continue to work on structure protection measures. The event was put on Senator Peter Micciche: “What I wanted to do was provide an opportunity for folks in the community to look the men and women in the yellow shirts and green pants in the eyes and say thank you for getting us through this.” The process is complete of transitioning from one Incident Management Team (IMT) to another. The Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 personnel have been working with their counterparts on Northern Rockies Team 4 over the weekend and team 4 has officially taken command of the fire as of Tuesday morning. The Fire remain at 163,686 acres, and is now at 34% containment.last_img read more

Neil Young Premieres Experimental New Film Paradox At SXSW 2018

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Sophie Allison of Soccer MommyPhoto Courtesy Fat Possum Records What 11 Artists Did At SXSW 2018 (L-R) The Mrs’ Mandy Prater, Andra Liemandt and Larissa Ness The Mrs Spread Kindness One Music Fest At A Time Sophie Allison of Soccer MommyPhoto Courtesy Fat Possum Records Cue Says Apple’s Ecosystem Is Expanding (L-R) The Mrs’ Mandy Prater, Andra Liemandt and Larissa Ness The Mrs Spread Kindness One Music Fest At A Time Korea Spotlight Coming To SXSW 2018 The Mrs Spread Kindness One Music Fest At A Time Blake LewisPhoto: Tara Ziemba/Getty Images HyukohPhoto: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage Deva MahalPhoto: Xavier De Nauw SXSW: Keith Urban’s Kinetic Keynote HyukohPhoto: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage SXSW 2018: 7 New Bands To Check Out This Year Austin’s South Congress Boasts Vintage Charm Cue Says Apple’s Ecosystem Is Expanding Photo: Earl Gibson III/WireImage.com What Happens After A Reality TV Singing Show? Keith UrbanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Austin’s 6th Street Comes Alive At SXSW KardPhoto: TPG/Getty Images Austin’s 6th Street Comes Alive At SXSW Austin’s Deep Cultural History On Rainey Street Photo: Earl Gibson III/WireImage.com SXSW 2018: How Big Is The K-Pop Explosion? SXSW: Keith Urban’s Kinetic Keynote Photo: Earl Gibson III/WireImage.com Korea Spotlight Coming To SXSW 2018 Blake LewisPhoto: Tara Ziemba/Getty Images (L-R) The Mrs’ Mandy Prater, Andra Liemandt and Larissa Ness Keith UrbanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Twitter KardPhoto: TPG/Getty Images What 11 Artists Did At SXSW 2018 Watch: Neil Young Teases Experimental New Western Watch: Neil Young Teases Experimental New Western What Happens After A Reality TV Singing Show? DorothyPhoto: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic SaweetiePhoto: Ismael Quintanilla/Getty Images See The Official FADER Fort Lineup At SXSW 2018 See The Official FADER Fort Lineup At SXSW 2018 See The Official FADER Fort Lineup At SXSW 2018 Keith UrbanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images But considering the lack of, well, any budget, script, crew etc… the trailer manages a highly compelling patina. For the music fans, Young’s brilliance is back at work with his band Promise Of The Real (who also back the music efforts of Willie Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson) churning out inspired versions of Young classics such as “Cowgirls In The Sand,” and the timeless “Pocahontas,” sung by Young’s disembodied face superimposed over the moon. Young called the project “a labor of love,” before clarifying, “well … not a lot of labor.” Perhaps this is a sign of what’s to come for Hannah, though. “I’d like to make a real movie some day,” she said, which drew a chuckle from her co-creators. “No offense guys. Just you know, something with a crew and a budget.”Those unable to make the screening in Austin won’t have to wait long to see the spectacle of Paradox for themselves — the film will be available on Netflix on Mar. 23.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more Young and actress-turned-director Daryl Hannah unveil their new “more pot than plot” western film in Austin Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Mar 16, 2018 – 5:53 pm Neil Young’s latest project is an experimental western film he made with renowned actress-turned-director Daryl Hannah in the Rocky Mountains over a four-day period between tour dates. It comes packaged with every bit of strangeness you’d expect. Have a look:Young and Hannah premiered the film on Mar. 15 before a packed house at Austin’s Paramount Theatre during SXSW. “We made this in the spirit of lighthearted fun,” Hannah announced before the screening, according to Rolling Stone. “So we hope you can relax your brains.”The fun the duo had making Paradox — which was shot on partly on Super 8 film and partly on Hannah’s iPhone — is palpable in the trailer. Set “many months ago, in the future,” the film’s rustic imagery, wacky characters and trippy scenes of vaguely Western narrative fragments support the “more pot than plot” description Hannah claims for the project. What 11 Artists Did At SXSW 2018 Cue Says Apple’s Ecosystem Is Expanding MélatPhoto: Sasha Haagensen/WireImage.com Inside The 2018 Texas Chapter Block Party At SXSW Prev Next The 7 Most-Shazam’d Women Performers At SXSW 2018 Revisit 7 SXSW 2018 Highlights MélatPhoto: Sasha Haagensen/WireImage.com Keith UrbanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Deva MahalPhoto: Xavier De Nauw Inside The 2018 Texas Chapter Block Party At SXSW Korea Spotlight Coming To SXSW 2018 Daryl Hannah and Neil YoungPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images The 7 Most-Shazam’d Women Performers At SXSW 2018 Blake LewisPhoto: Tara Ziemba/Getty Images Neil Young Premieres Experimental New Film ‘Paradox’ At SXSW 2018 Daryl Hannah and Neil YoungPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images SaweetiePhoto: Ismael Quintanilla/Getty Images SXSW 2018 Austin’s Deep Cultural History On Rainey Street Keith UrbanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Email Revisit 7 SXSW 2018 Highlights SXSW 2018: Keith Urban, Rapsody, K-Pop & More MélatPhoto: Sasha Haagensen/WireImage.com Austin’s 6th Street Comes Alive At SXSW Revisit 7 SXSW 2018 Highlights SaweetiePhoto: Ismael Quintanilla/Getty Images The 7 Most-Shazam’d Women Performers At SXSW 2018 Watch: Neil Young Teases Experimental New Western last_img read more

Twenty One Pilots Release New Music Announce Tour Dates

first_imgNews After a brief hiatus, the duo is back with the release of two new tracks from their upcoming album ‘Trench’ Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jul 11, 2018 – 4:57 pm Twenty One Pilots are back. After a year of going silent on social media and three years since releasing their last full-length album, the GRAMMY-winning band have released two new tracks and announced an album release date and tour dates.Titled “Nico And The Niners” and “Jumpsuit,” the two new songs each show the different sides of Twenty One Pilots. “Jumpsuit” shows more of the alt-rock edge we have come to expect from the band while “Nico And The Niners” recalls the duo’s a rap and reggae influences. The songs are from their forthcoming album, titled Trench, which will arrive Oct. 5.The group’s highly anticipated album will be their fifth. Their single, “Stressed Out,” from their last album Blurryface, won for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the  59th GRAMMY Awards. Blurryface was the first-ever album to have every single go Gold in the digital era.Could their upcoming album be another winner? We’ll have to wait and see. For now, check out their tour dates here.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twenty One Pilots Release New Music, Announce Tour Dates Twitter Facebook Email Twenty One Pilots Return With New Music & Tour twenty-one-pilots-release-new-music-announce-tour-dateslast_img read more

John Legend Launches Cant Just Preach MiniDocumentary Series

first_imgHis song “Preach” and its pro-activism message is brought to life through five #CantJustPreach documentaries, raising awareness and funds for community leaders who are making a differencePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 28, 2019 – 11:35 am On Feb. 27, John Legend took the activism embodied in his latest song “Preach” a step further by releasing the first of his five planned “Can’t Just Preach” mini-documentaries on YouTube, highlighting the work of community leaders in conjunction with Columbia Records and WeTransfer.Legend debuted his song “Preach” at New York’s Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 29, 2018. The video was released online on Feb. 15, 2019 with a powerful message that faith can create an appetite to change the world for the better. The video has already been viewed by more than 10 million and raised funds for Legend’s Free America organization, which fights mass incarceration. The first episode of “Can’t Just Preach” builds on the song’s message by focusing on the work of Sybrina Fulton and her Trayvon Martin Foundation. “I speak for all the Trayvon Martins, I speak for my son, I speak for your son, I speak for America,” said Fulton. “I have to fight, I have to fight for the people that cannot fight themselves.”Subsequent episodes focus on—and raise money for—Jaclyn Corin from March For Our Lives, Desmond Meade from Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Isa Noyola of Mijente, and Efrén C. Olivares of the Texas Civil Rights Project.”John has proven himself to be such a powerful storyteller in so many different mediums and we feel a shared passion at WeTransfer to help craft and elevate these kinds of narratives,” said WeTransfer Global Head of Music Jamal Dauda. “This project felt like a golden opportunity to bring forward diverse and necessary stories of social change, and we couldn’t imagine better partners than John and his team to do so.”Legend has pledged a $100,000 donation to the #CantJustPreach campaign with $10,000 each going to the subjects of his five “call to action” YouTube mini-documentaries. “Your voice is loud enough and you’re strong enough to make a change,” said Legend. “It’s up to us to get up and take action.”Remembering The Best New Artist: John Legend’s Road To An EGOTRead more Twitter Email Facebook https://twitter.com/johnlegend/status/1100828502343921665 John Legend Launches “Can’t Just Preach” Mini-Documentary Series News John Legend’s “Can’t Just Preach” Docu-Series john-legend-launches-cant-just-preach-mini-documentary-serieslast_img read more

Fortnite adds iPhone and Android controller support

first_img $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET 27 Photos 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. $6 at Tidal Turo Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read the AirPods review Oliver Padilla/CNET Epic Games stealthily delivered long-awaited support for controllers on iOS and Android to its hit online shooter Fortnite, with the 7.30 patch rolled out Tuesday. The patch includes MFi compatibility for iPhone and iPad, and also begins its rollout of 60Hz refresh-rate support on Android.Epic’s suggested Bluetooth options for Android include the SteelSeries Stratus XL, Gamevice, Xbox One wireless, Razer Raiju and Moto Gamepad. You can probably add SteelSeries’ new Stratus Duo to that list. For iOS, the company suggests the SteelSeries Nimbus and Gamevice.The first Android phones to get the 60Hz refresh are the US version of the Galaxy Note 9, the Huawei Honor View 20 and the Honor Mate 20 X. Fortnite Razer,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. Tags $999 See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See It HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Share your voice $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See It 1:22 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Video Games Mobile Accessories Mobile Apps Hilarious Fortnite memes 0 $999 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Angela Lang/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET See it 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. 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. Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview $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. $155 at Google Express 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Rylo See at Turo 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). Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Apple iPhone XS $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Read the Rylo camera preview Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. 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. Fortnite’s Gamescom booth is a bonkers gamer’s paradise Now playing: Watch this: Tags $59 at eBay $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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $999 Sprint See at Amazon 7 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Boost Mobile 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. $520 at HP Read Google Home Hub review Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $60 at Best Buy Post a comment 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. 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Sony reshuffles executives in its PlayStation division

first_img Amazon Read the AirPods review $999 $60 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. Post a comment $6 at Tidal 0 Sony,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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Angela Lang/CNET See It Best Buy Tags 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. Gaming Boost Mobile 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. Share your voice Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read DJI Osmo Action preview $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple iPhone XS CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Chris Monroe/CNET $59 at eBay New Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan. Sony Sony has announced a management reshuffling in its games business, with two of its top executives swapping jobs.Jim Ryan, a longtime PlayStation executive who most recently served as deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, will become the division’s CEO on April 1, Sony said Monday. Ryan will replace John Kodera, who will become the deputy president — Ryan’s former role at the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant.Kodera’s new position will allow him to “dedicate his focus on creating innovative user experiences and further enhancing the network area,” Sony said in a statement. The new management structure comes less than two weeks after Sony announced disappointing earnings for its games division, which accounts for about one-third of the company’s total revenue. Operating income in the division fell 14 percent in the most recent quarter due to slower sales of the PlayStation 4 game console during the holiday shopping season.”This industry is relentlessly fast-moving, and to remain the market leader, we must constantly evolve ourselves with a sense of urgency,” Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said in a statement. “Based on extensive discussions with John, I have decided to change the management structure of SIE to ensure sustainable evolution of the PlayStation platform and further growth of the network area.”Ryan, who has worked in Sony’s games division for a quarter of a century, will report directly to Yoshida. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See at Turo 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET 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. $210 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Rylo 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 itcenter_img Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Amazon Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comments See It 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 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $520 at HP Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. $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. The 28 best games on PlayStation 4 Share your voice Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Sprint See It JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 28 Photos $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. Read Google Home Hub review 7 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. $155 at Google Express Turo Tags The Cheapskate TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sarah Tew/CNETlast_img read more

NASA is shooting an asteroid with a giant DART to help save

first_imgNASA’s DART spacecraft will blast off to the asteroid 65803 Didymos to crash into its moon.  NASA If an asteroid was shooting towards Earth, what would our options be? Sure, we could send up a ragtag team of miners to drill into the asteroid, plant a nuke and blast it to smithereens. But if NASA has its way, we won’t need to train miners to be astronauts — it has other plans to deflect those deadly asteroids. (A lucky thing too, because it makes far more sense to teach already-trained astronauts to use a drill rather than putting miners through astronaut school, but that’s another matter entirely). NASA is prepping for a (potential) doomsday outcome with the Double Asteroid Redirection Test — a mission that will test whether we can crash a spacecraft into an asteroid and knock it off course, thus saving humankind and preventing us from ever sending Bruce Willis into space. In this week’s episode of Watch This Space, we take a look at the DART mission to 65803 Didymos — a binary asteroid (complete with its own companion “moonlet”) that’s currently orbiting the sun out past Earth. Now playing: Watch this: NASA wants to save the Earth from asteroids (with a giant… Share your voice According to NASA, the moonlet (or “Didymoon” as it’s been nicknamed) is a perfect example of an asteroid of the size and type that could crash into Earth. So, the space agency wants to send its DART spacecraft up there as early as Dec. 2020 to blast towards the 150-metre-wide moonlet and crash into its surface. Imagine it like a game of pool. If you need to knock the 8 ball in the corner pocket, you knock the cue ball into its side and it’ll shoot off on an angle. By sending its cue ball careening into the moonlet, NASA will measure how the impact changes the moonlet’s momentum and hopefully get a better idea of how asteroids can be redirected in future.To learn more about the DART, the partner mission being run by the European Space Agency and what all this has to do with Elijah Wood and the film “Labyrinth” (there are connections, we promise) then check out this week’s episode of Watch This Space. You can get your space fix every other Friday with new episodes, or catch up with the whole series on CNET or YouTube.  Post a comment Sci-Tech NASA Space 4:55 Tags 0last_img read more

GMCs 2020 Acadia looks good and is priced to compete even in

first_img Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 6 Photos 2019 Ford Edge ST review: Compelling performance General Motors 2 Share your voice More From Roadshowcenter_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous SUVs Enlarge ImageThe 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 is priced at just under $43,000, which makes it a bit of a bargain. GMC The 2020 GMC Acadia is a good example of the newish trend in crossover styling that favors more aggressive, blockier design, and we really like it. We also like the Acadia for other reasons, like its comfortable interior, decent infotainment and 310-horsepower V6 engine.The Acadia naturally is available in a few different trim levels, but our personal favorite is the AT4 trim, which has the advantage of being both more affordable and cooler-looking than the top-tier Denali trim. How much more affordable? Try $7,000, according to a report Wednesday by CarsDirect.With a starting sticker price of $42,495 including destination, the three-row Acadia makes a pretty strong case for itself among the General’s other SUVs, even if it may struggle somewhat against a new crop of competitors like the Kia Telluride, its cousin the Hyundai Palisade, the Subaru Ascent or Honda’s new Passport.The Acadia is set to hit dealers nationwide later this year. Check out the 2020 GMC Acadia’s new look GMC Commentslast_img read more

No more Hilsa fishing from Sunday night

first_imgThe government ban on Hilsa fishing begins from Sunday. Prothom Alo File PhotoFishermen along with their trawlers have started to return their homes from Bay of Bengal following a government ban imposed on fishing Hilsa.The government has imposed ban on the catching, selling and transportation of Hilsa for 22 days from 1 October to 22.There are also rules of punishment and fines for breaching the ban order.Following the ban, the fishermen are returning from their business.Besides, the fishermen urged the government to take action against the fishermen from India and Myanmar who enter Bangladeshi water illegally during the ban and catch Hilsa.Sources at fisheries department said that the Hilsa traders, sellers, buyers and fishermen ultimately are being benefited as the ban on Hilsa catching during the peak breeding season for last several years increased the production of Hilsa. Besides, Hilsa is contributing to fulfill demand of protein in the country.The ban imposed during the last few years was successful in sustaining their population.It was seen in the KB Bazar Ghat in Bagerhat on Friday that the fishermen are returning to their homes anchoring their trawlers in the ghat.Bagerhat Fisheries Department fisheries officer Md Zia Haider Chowdhury said that the period (1-22 October) is known as the peak breeding season of Hilsa.“The Hilsa fishes move from coastal areas to the Padma and Meghna rivers to lay eggs during the month of October. Around 60 per cent of Hilsa lay eggs in this period. For their safety breeding, the government imposes ban in this period every year,” he said.Catching, selling, transportation, storage and also exchange will remain banned in this period, the official said, adding that the drive of the officials of the fisheries department, Bangladesh Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, district and upazila administration, police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) will be underway in the period.Besides, the executive magistrates will conduct mobile courts.Anyone breaches the ban order will be punished the lowest one year jail and also be fined, he cited.The official also said that more than 400,000 metric tonnes of Hilsa were produced in the last season.Bagerhat Coastal Fishermen Association president Idris Sheikh alleged that the Indian fishermen enter Bangladesh territory and catch fish during the banned period.The fishermen of the coastal areas also made the same allegations.They urged the government to take actions against the unruly Indian fishermen.last_img read more

Nawaz Sharif rejects resignation call

first_imgMaryam Nawaz .Photo : ReutersPakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation at an emergency cabinet meeting to chart out a counter to the Panamagate probe panel’s report that recommended the filing of a graft case against Sharif and his family.Addressing the cabinet members, Sharif termed the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report a “concoction of allegations and stories” regarding his family’s private businesses, Geo News reported.”Without any hesitation I presented myself and family before the JIT,” the prime minister said, adding that his family business predates the entry of any family member into politics.”My family didn’t earn anything from politics but did lose a lot,” Sharif said, adding that despite reservations he accepted the formation of the JIT to probe allegations of money laundering against him and his family.The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader said that the language used in the JIT report displayed “malafide intentions”, Dawn newspaper reported.Pointing to the opposition parties who were demanding his resignation following the release of the JIT report, Sharif said that the PML-N had bagged more votes than those of the opposition parties combined.”Those demanding my resignation on false and unwarranted claims should first look at themselves,” said Sharif. He said he will not let the country’s development become a “target of conspiracies”.”The people of Pakistan have elected me and only they can remove me from this post,” Sharif said.The members of the meeting agreed that there’s no legitimacy to the demands for Sharif’s resignation and expressed their complete support in him, said the report.Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressed the hope that Sharif will be exonerated.”We are not one to be worried as we have faced such difficulties before with the people’s help,” said Khawaja Asif, water and power and defence minister.Several projects related to power generation and other economic initiatives of the government were also discussed in the meeting.On Wednesday, Sharif presided over an informal consultative meeting where he was briefed by legal and constitutional experts regarding the preparations of the government’s stance on the JIT report, Geo News reported.The JIT in its 10-volume report submitted to the apex court earlier this week recommended that a corruption case should be filed against Sharif and his sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz, as well as daughter Maryam Nawaz, under the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ordinance 1999.Maryam Nawaz Sharif had on Wednesday expressed the party’s resolve in a tweet that Sharif will not step down.”Insh’Allah he won’t resign. Should Nawaz Sharif resign because not a single allegation of misuse of public money has been proven against him?” she said.last_img read more

AL supporters bring broom procession against rival candidate in Kachua

first_imgDeclaring him persona non-grata in Kachua upazila, a group of women on Friday brought out a ‘broom procession’ against Awami League-nominated candidate in Chandpur-1 constituency, Golam Hossain.The procession, led by female affairs secretary of upazila AL Rownak Ara Ratna, Mohila AL upazila unit president Salma Sahid and its general secretary Taslima Chowdhury, started from in front of the upazila AL office in the afternoon.It ended at Kachua bypass road after parading the main roads of the upazila headquarters.Later, the processionists burned the effigy of Golam Hossain, also former chairman of National Board of Revenue (NRB).Speaking on the occasion, Ratna said Golam Hossain has no connection with the upazila Awami League.”Leaders and activists of upazila AL and its associate bodies won’t accept anyone except Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir in this constituency,” she said.The ruling party handed out nomination papers to both Mohiuddin and Golam Hossain for contesting the upcoming general election from Chandpur-1 (Kachua) constituency.Both of them also filed nomination papers to the returning officer.last_img read more

Howard U Middle School Teachers Resign

first_imgStudents protest, holding signs.Three teachers at the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science charter school who claimed they were about to be terminated because they wanted to teach more Black history, resigned officially on Jan. 27.The school’s board of directors issued a statement verifying the resignations, but they denied the allegations that the teachers were blocked from teaching Black history.“The teaching of African and African-American history and culture was not a factor in the acceptance of the resignations. This curriculum includes a content strand centered on an enduring understanding of African cultural systems,” the statement read.The board also defended the school’s chief academic officer Angelicque Blackmon, who has been criticized for how she has handled the controversy. Blackmon, who was “recruited to Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science through a national search, has a long track record of engaging African American students and teachers in culturally responsive STEM education.”Adilah Bilal, president of Parents in Action, a parent group at the school, told the Washington Post the social studies teachers had told the group they were planning to resign. The teachers, she said, were upset the administration stymied their efforts to include more African history in a curriculum that focuses heavily on Greek and Roman history.Bilal said parents had planned to engage a mediator to help hammer out a solution, but before they could, the teachers were given termination papers in front of students, making them leave in the middle of the school day.On Feb. 2, about two dozen of the 300 students at the middle school walked out in protest, waving pan-African flags and holding signs. Some shared a list of demands, including “new social studies teachers … who will be treated with respect” and that the school “stop tracking students for school to prison pipeline,” according to NPR.last_img read more

Whats Leaving Netflix in July 2018

first_imgLethal Weapon 2Lethal Weapon 3Lethal Weapon 4Little WomenMichael ClaytonMidnight in ParisMixed SignalsMore Than a GamePandemicPiglet’s Big MovieRugrats Go WildScary MovieScream 3Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesTropic ThunderV for VendettaJuly 2Breakfast at Tiffany’sJuly 8Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear KingdomReal Husbands of Hollywood: Seasons 1-5July 9Ratchet and ClankSerenaJuly 11Alice Through the Looking GlassJuly 14Wild HogsJuly 15ConvergenceLockup: State Prisons: Collection 1Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House DocumentaryJuly 16ChangelingWantedJuly 29The DenJuly 30A Cinderella StoryHurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet HotSwing State ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 When a new crop of movies and TV shows hits Netflix each month, it’s inevitable that another must head toward the exit.On July 1, “Tropic Thunder,” the cult-classic comedy spoof of “Apocalypse Now,” will be leaving the streamer alongside “Michael Clayton,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Bring It On,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “Scary Movie.” Later this month, “Wanted,” “A Cinderella Story,” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” will also be hitting the road.Check out the full list of titles leaving Netflix below:July 1AliveAlong Came PollyAn Honest LiarThe Art of WarBeerfestBefore MidnightBring It OnBring It On AgainBring It On: All or NothingBring It On: Fight to the FinishBring It On: In It to Win ItCocktailExtremely Loud and Incredibly CloseLethal Weaponcenter_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Sonos Has Started Beta Testing Google Assistant Integration Will Launch This Year

first_imgThe company has since begun a private beta test of the Assistant with select Sonos owners, and is looking to scale up the beta test to thousands of homes in the weeks following CES, a spokesperson told Variety Monday. The company will decide on the final schedule for a public roll-out based on the results of that test, she added.Even with the delayed launch, Sonos would still be the first smart speaker to support both Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant. However, getting those two to work together on the same device is becoming a lot less novel. Just this week, Samsung announced that in addition to running its own Bixby assistant, the company’s new TVs will also work with both Alexa and the Google Assistant. Sonos has started a private beta test of Google Assistant on its smart speakers, and is looking to launch the integration to the public this year. Google Assistant will be directly integrated into speakers with voice input, while older models will work in conjunction with Google Home and similar smart speakers.Google highlighted its partnership with Sonos as part of a broader publicity push for the Google Assistant at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Tuesday morning. The company said that Google Assistant would be directly integrated into the Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers, while older speakers without integrated microphones will receive a software update to make them work with the Assistant.Sonos first announced that it was working with Google when it introduced the Sonos One speaker in late 2017. At the time, the company said that it was aiming to roll out support for the Google Assistant in 2018. However, in a blog post published in November, Sonos admitted that it was going to miss that deadline. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Comparison of bonobo anatomy to humans offers evolutionary clues

first_img Explore further Scientists looking to understand how humans evolved have studied a lot of fossils, but such samples are of bones, which means there is little to no evidence of what organs, muscle or fat looked like in our ancestors which means there are still questions regarding things such as what percentage or proportion of fat or muscle was there, where were they located on the body, and what the organs were like. In this new study, the research pair sought to uncover clues by studying bonobos, apes that look a lot like chimpanzees and are considered to be our closest relative.To learn more about bonobo anatomy, the researchers performed autopsies on thirteen of the apes that had died naturally over the course of three decades, carefully jotting down seldom noted information such as fat and muscle percentages. In so doing, they came to see that bonobos have considerably less fat on their bodies than do humans, even those that lived a similar sedentary life due to living in captivity. They also found that the apes had more upper body mass than humans as a rule and less leg muscle—bonobos also have a lot more skin.In analyzing their results, the researchers suggest that the differences likely came about as early human ancestors began walking around upright, causing the need for more leg muscle and more fat—because a nomadic lifestyle would necessitate a fat store to prevent starvation during lean times, especially for females if they were to successfully bear offspring. They also believe that we humans have less skin because as we moved around and moved faster on two legs—our skin developed an ability to sweat as a means to keep cool and that led to thinner skin. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Scientists complete Bonobo genome Citation: Comparison of bonobo anatomy to humans offers evolutionary clues (2015, June 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-06-comparison-bonobo-anatomy-humans-evolutionary.html Percentage of muscle distribution to upper and lower limbs in Pongo pygmaeus, Gorilla gorilla, P. paniscus, and H. sapiens. Credit: (c) Adrienne L. Zihlman,PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1505071112center_img More information: Body composition in Pan paniscus compared with Homo sapiens has implications for changes during human evolution, Adrienne L. Zihlman,PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1505071112AbstractThe human body has been shaped by natural selection during the past 4–5 million years. Fossils preserve bones and teeth but lack muscle, skin, fat, and organs. To understand the evolution of the human form, information about both soft and hard tissues of our ancestors is needed. Our closest living relatives of the genus Pan provide the best comparative model to those ancestors. Here, we present data on the body composition of 13 bonobos (Pan paniscus) measured during anatomical dissections and compare the data with Homo sapiens. These comparative data suggest that both females and males (i) increased body fat, (ii) decreased relative muscle mass, (iii) redistributed muscle mass to lower limbs, and (iv) decreased relative mass of skin during human evolution. Comparison of soft tissues between Pan and Homo provides new insights into the function and evolution of body composition. © 2015 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—A pair of anthropology researchers, one with the University of California, the other Modesto College has found what they believe are clues to human evolutionary development by conducting a long term study of bonobo anatomy. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Adrienne Zihlman and Debra Bolter, describe their anatomy studies and their ideas on why what they found offers new clues on why humans developed in the ways we did.last_img read more

Off stage

first_imgStage Adaptation Film Festival celebrates the translation of the theatrical drama onto the silver screen. The three day film festival from 21 to 23 August, organised by American Center in collaboration with Cinedarbaar would showcase six popular adaptations.The Philadelphia Story, a two times Oscar winning movie, directed by George Cukor would open the festival. The movie is based on the play of the same name written by Philip Barry. The classic and much-loved romantic melodrama Casablanca by Michael Curtiz has won 3three Oscars. The sentimental triangular love story is set against the backdrop of the wartime conflict between democracy and totalitarianism. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Also a dark comedy film by Frank Capra Arsenic and Old Lace based on Joseph Kesselring’s play would grace the festival on the second day. Movies scheduled for the last day of the festival are the Academy award winners A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan, a subversive, steamy film classic that was adapted from Tennessee Williams’ 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.Deathtrap a murder mystery by Sidney Lumet based on Ira Levin’s play. Lastly Amadeus adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s Broadway hit and winner of 8 Oscars directed by Milos Forman would mark the end of the festival. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixStage-to-film adaptations have been popular since the beginning of motion pictures and as the popularity of films grew, Hollywood began borrowing plots as well as actors and directors from Broadway, some of which turned out to be the triumphs and others could not succeed at the Box Office. On some occasions, playwrights re-write their stage dramas for the screen, as Peter Shaffer did for Amadeus (1984). An advantage that film has over theatre is that the film can convey the message through imagery, rather than dialogue. Great filmmakers consider these notions and turn an original work into something new without losing the soul and integrity of what it was formerly. The movie screenings will be followed by interactive sessions, conducted by speaker’s Anugyan Nag and Kumar Unnayan. Anugyan who is a film scholar and an independent filmmaker would speak regarding the significance of stage plays and screenplays and stage adaptations of the movies The Philadelphia Story and Casablanca. He is currently a senior research doctoral fellow at the School of Arts and Aesthetics completing his Ph.D. in Cinema studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His films have been nominated, screened and awarded at various National and International Film Festivals. Kumar Unnayan, a postgraduate in English Literature is a keen theater and cinema enthusiast. He will take up interactive sessions on A Streetcar Named Desire and Deathtrap talking about the acting techniques and the transition of stage plays to screen plays in these films.The entry to the festival is free and open for general public. One can also win exciting prizes by answering quiz questions based on the movies. Handouts which will include film reviews will also be available at the venue after each screening for the visitors. Please carry an original valid photo ID to enter the American Center.WHERE: American Center, KG MargWHEN: 21 to 23 Augustlast_img read more

Care for your hair dear brides

first_imgFor women, the preparations towards perfecting the bridal look starts way in advance. Give your hair the care it deserves before your D-day and afterwards too, say experts. Pre-wedding hair care routine:-Best is to start a regime at the onset itself from the very day you say “yes”.-A deep conditioning treatment, recommended by your hair expert, should be an obligatory pre-wedding must-do to prep your hair. Also remember to stay hydrated and drink lots and lots of water. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Most importantly, make sure you arm yourself with the right products to protect and prep your hair for your big day. The right product regime – a shampoo and conditioner combination with repairing properties will work to improve the texture and condition of your hair over time. Post-wedding hair care routine:-Regular moisture-infusing conditioning treatments and anti-breakage treatments are a must follow-up after all the wedding day shenanigans. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Here are few more tips:-The foundation of haircare for a bride-to-be is to shampoo, conditioner and apply hair serum or hair potion on her hair, way in advance. This three-step approach is the most important and goes a long way in ensuring healthy, frizz-free and lustrous hair on the D-Day.-Another very important haircare hack is regular deep conditioning treatments and hair spas at your nearest salon. This is not only a luxury, but a necessity designed to strengthen hair follicles, stimulate blood circulation, nourish the roots and revitalise the scalp.-The third most important step is to avoid harsh chemicals and products that can damage your hair before your wedding. Read the label on haircare products before you buy them. Couple these tips with healthy sleeping habits, a fitness regime and nutritious eating.-The morning-after-hair tends to feel frizzy, dull and dry due to the exposure to hairstyling products and the flashlights. Make sure you wash your hair properly with a mild cleansing agent to remove all the hair product and styling mousse that was used the previous evening.-Once you complete the routine hair care and conditioning, detangle by combing your hair carefully to remove all knots. Divide your hair into sections and use a wide-toothed comb to avoid breakage.-Use products that contain argan oil, and moisturising agents that can bring back lost luster. Hair potions come in handy for a quick fix when you step out for the post-wedding functions.last_img read more

How This StrongerThanSteel Material Could Change the World

first_imgDecember 21, 2014 Graphene is just one atom thick, but it’s poised to cast a wide shadow over the future of business. Some 200 times stronger than steel yet lighter than paper and more flexible than a contortionist, graphene is hailed as a miracle material with the potential to revolutionize products and processes across industries from consumer electronics to biomedicine. First isolated in 2004 by physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who won a Nobel Prize for their efforts, graphene is essentially a crystalline carbon allotrope with two-dimensional properties. Its atoms are packed in a hexagonal pattern that resembles chicken wire, and it’s so thin, it’s virtually transparent. The unique structure translates to thermal, electrical and magnetic properties no other material can match, and the commercial applications are almost limitless. For example, graphene’s flexibility could lead to breakthroughs in wearable devices, and its feather-light weight could yield more streamlined, fuel-efficient aircraft. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has even donated $100,000 to the University of Manchester to help fund development of graphene-based condoms.“Graphene has so much potential for use in many different businesses and many different areas,” says Elena Polyakova, CEO of Long Island, N.Y.-based Graphene Laboratories, whose Graphene Supermarket supplies nanocarbon and graphene products to more than 7,000 enterprise and academic customers. “It can replace many materials that are currently on the market.”Graphene R&D far eclipses commercial activity, at least for now. Technology consultancy Cambridge IP states that developers and manufacturers have filed 13,000 graphene-related patents in the past five years alone, and in late 2013 the European Commission launched a billion-euro, 10-year graphene research initiative that brings together academic institutions and industrial groups from 17 nations. An Allied Market Research forecast says the graphene market will reach $149.1 million worldwide by the end of the decade, experiencing a compound annual growth rate of 44 percent between 2014 and 2020, thanks largely to surging interest from the electronics and automotive sectors. Case in point: In April, Samsung Electronics, working with South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University, announced a graphene synthesis method that promises to speed the material’s commercialization, touting its potential for use in flexible displays and other cutting-edge products. IBM has also unveiled a graphene-based integrated electronic circuit designed to boost wireless data transmission speeds.But just because graphene is a miracle doesn’t mean it’s perfect. For starters, it lacks the “band gap” present in other semiconductor materials, meaning its conductivity can’t be switched on and off. Possible solutions include building in artificial breaks to open and close circuits or altering graphene’s core makeup with chemical additives. The problem is further compounded by high manufacturing costs and quality-control issues that limit the volume of defect-free graphene that’s available to researchers.Startups like Ottawa, Ontario-based Grafoid, a graphene-focused business development firm, are tackling the production challenge head-on. Grafoid has invested in the patent-pending MesoGraf process, which generates pristine graphene from raw graphite ore, a cost-effective, single-step production method that eliminates harsh chemicals that could hamper the material’s fundamental properties. Such processes have the advantage of being better for the planet. In fact, graphene’s low environmental impact may turn out to be its true legacy. Researchers at Rice University have proved that adding graphene oxide to water-based drilling fluids can improve oil extraction by minimizing potential leakage. Graphene may even replace some metals and other natural resources mined for manufacturing, says Gordon Chiu, founder, president and CTO of Grafoid and co-inventor of MesoGraf. “Imagine taking something that was 100 percent oil-dependent and making it only 50 percent oil-dependent by mixing in graphene. Not only is the product lighter and stronger, but it’s also safer for the environment,” Chiu says. “I’ve always believed in new materials that can change the way we do things. Graphene has the ability to fundamentally impact how we operate as a species while still being technologically advanced.”  Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story appears in the December 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 4 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Google and Waze share their best practices for canary deployment using Spinnaker

first_imgOn Monday, Eran Davidovich, a System Operations Engineer at Waze and Théo Chamley, Solutions Architect at Google Cloud shared their experience on using Spinnaker for canary deployments. Waze estimated that canary deployment helped them prevent a quarter of all incidents on their services. What is Spinnaker? Developed at Netflix, Spinnaker, is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform that helps developers to manage app deployments on different computing platforms including Google App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, AWS, Azure, and more. This platform also enables you to implement advanced deployment methods like canary deployment. In this type of deployment, developers roll out the changes to a subset of users to analyze whether or not the code release provides the desired outcome. If this new code poses any risks, you can mitigate it before releasing the update to all users. In April 2018, Google and Netflix introduced a new feature for Spinnaker called Kayenta using which you can create an automated canary analysis for your project. Though you can build your own canary deployment or other advanced deployment patterns, Spinnaker and Kayenta together are aimed at making it much easier and reliable. The tasks that Kayenta automates includes fetching user-configured metrics from their sources, running statistical tests, and providing an aggregating score for the canary. On the basis of the aggregated score and set limits for success, Kayenta automatically promotes or fails the canary, or triggers a human approval path. Canary best practices Check out the following best practices to ensure that your canary analyses are reliable and relevant: Instead of comparing the canary against the production, compare it against a baseline. This is because many differences can skew the results of the analysis such as cache warmup time, heap size, load-balancing algorithms, and so on. The canary should be run for enough time, at least 50 pieces of time-series data per metric, to ensure that the statistical analysis is relevant. Choose metrics that represent different aspects of your applications’ health. Three aspects are very critical as per the SRE book, which includes latency, errors, and saturation. You must put a standard set of reusable canary configs in place. This will come in handy for anyone in your team as a starting point and will also keep the canary configurations maintainable. Read Next Thunderbird welcomes the new year with better UI, Gmail support and more Introducing Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC1 with better UI, Azure SQL support and more! AIOps – Trick or Treat?last_img read more

Niagara Falls man convicted of acting as an agent without registration

first_imgNiagara Falls man convicted of acting as an agent without registration TORONTO — A Niagara Falls resident has pled guilty and was convicted of acting as a travel agent without registration.According to TICO, Pawel Jedruch has been convicted of one count of acting or holding himself out as being available to act as a travel agent, without first being registered as a travel agent by the Registrar, contrary to the Travel Industry Act, 2002, specifically advertising travel services to consumers via the Internet and/or in a community newspaper.He was sentenced to a fine in the amount of $5,000, plus Victim Surcharge Fee, for a total of $6,250, payable over a period of 24 months.Jedruch operated in Niagara Falls and elsewhere in Ontario. The offence occurred between March 2015 and October 2015. In compliance with section 4(1)(a) of the Act, since October 2015 Jedruch has been employed by and selling travel services on behalf of an Ontario registered travel agent. Share Posted by Friday, May 5, 2017 center_img Tags: TICO Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more