Facebook Login/Register With: After the Hip’s final Kingston, Ont., tour stop in August she says there was extra leather from Downie’s seven suit designs, originally meant for minor repairs and alterations.The leather remaining from Downie’s seven suit designs has been repurposed into 1,000 keychains shaped like guitars and embossed with #courageforgord.Each sold for $25 on the CourageForGord.org website. Proceeds go to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital.Each of the seven outfits was named after someone who Downie considered instrumental in helping him prepare for the tour.The gold suit was coined “Paul” for Hip bandmate Paul Langlois, the silver suit was dubbed “Patrick” after Downie’s brother and the turquoise suit “Edgar” was dedicated to his father, who died last year.Downie’s assistant “Jenn” has her name tied to the acid green suit while two musical icons also have a nod — the purple suit is called “Prince” and the mirror ball suit is “Bowie.”Camilleri’s hot pink suit design was named after herself.Two custom leather jackets will also be up for auction on the website starting Saturday. Both were created “in the spirit of what she designed for Downie.” One is in metallic silver sized in a men’s large while a metallic pink female version is sized medium.Camilleri says she hopes to raise $25,000 from both the keychains and jackets. Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Keychains made from scraps of leather used to tailor Gord Downie’s eye-catching metallic suits were a hot item online Friday.In several hours the limited-edition keychains from fashion designer Izzy Camilleri had sold out on a website raising money for brain cancer research.Camilleri, who created Downie’s look on the Tragically Hip’s “Man Machine Poem” tour, came up with the idea to give fans a souvenir of the singer’s iconic look. Advertisement
Advertisement GATINEAU, QC, June 26, 2018 /CNW/ – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced the appointment of Christa Dickenson as the new Executive Director of Telefilm Canada for a term of five years, effective July 30, 2018. This appointment is the result of the Government of Canada’s open, transparent and merit-based selection process. Christa Dickenson is the President and CEO of Interactive Ontario. Previously, she served as the organization’s Executive Director from 2014 to 2017. With more than two decades of experience leveraging strategic partnerships and helping generate revenue, sponsorship and fundraising opportunities in her industry, Ms. Dickenson is fully bilingual and has had a successful career spanning cable, telecommunications, broadcast television, and interactive digital media. Prior to joining Interactive Ontario, she worked at Rogers Communications, CPAC and CTV. A highly-effective brand advocate, she possesses an unparalleled talent for innovation and strong business acumen.Ms. Dickenson has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in film and video production and serves on a number of boards and councils, including the Canadian Interactive Alliance, the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Insight Council. She is also a founding member of the Leadership Coaching Council, which provides free executive coaching to charitable organizations across Ontario. Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook As the federal cultural agency devoted to the development and promotion of the Canadian audiovisual industry, Telefilm Canada is primarily concerned with the funding of original, diverse, and high-quality productions that reflect Canada’s linguistic duality and cultural diversity. Telefilm Canada is an independent organization within the Canadian Heritage portfolio.Quotes“The Canadian identity spans all forms of art, including the films developed and produced here by our creators. As the new Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, Ms. Dickenson will help Canada’s talent shine at home and around the world. I am confident that her valuable experience will help strengthen our audio-visual industry so more audiences can hear and see our stories.”—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian HeritageQuick FactsThe Board of Directors of Telefilm Canada is comprised of six members appointed by the Governor in Council and the Government Film Commissioner, who is appointed under the National Film Act. On the recommendation of the Corporation, the Governor in Council may appoint an Executive Director.In 2016, the Government of Canada adopted a new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach respects gender parity and is supported by an open, transparent and merit-based selection process; one that will result in the recommendation of exceptionally competent candidates who truly reflect Canada’s diversity.This new approach requires a selection process for the majority of full- and part-time positions.All appointment opportunities for the 18 organizations in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio are posted as they become available on the Governor in Council Appointments website. Interested parties can apply online.Telefilm Canada acts as one of the Canadian government’s principal instruments for providing strategic leverage to the private sector, supplying the film, television and new media industries with financial and strategic support. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
11 May 2010A group of independent United Nations experts today expressed their serious concern over a new immigration law enacted in the state of Arizona, questioning whether the legislation is compatible with international human rights treaties which the United States has signed on to. “A disturbing pattern of legislative activity hostile to ethnic minorities and immigrants has been established with the adoption of an immigration law that may allow for police action targeting individuals on the basis of their perceived ethnic origin,” the experts warned.The new law requires that state law enforcement officers determine the immigration status of people based solely on a “reasonable suspicion” that they are in the US illegally, and arrest people without a warrant if officers have “probable cause” to believe they are illegal aliens.“The law may lead to detaining and subjecting to interrogation persons primarily on the basis of their perceived ethnic characteristics,” the UN experts stressed, with those who appear to be of Mexican, Latin American or indigenous origin at heightened risk of being targeted.In a press release issued in Geneva, the experts called into question the “vague standards and sweeping language” of the Arizona legislation, “which raise doubts about the law’s compatibility with relevant international human rights treaties to which the United States is a party.”The law specifically targets day labourers, criminalizing both undocumented migrants’ efforts to solicit work and people’s attempts to hire them. Under the law, being in the country illegally is punishable by up to six months in jail.The UN experts today pointed out that countries must respect and ensure the human rights of all people under their jurisdiction without discrimination. “Additionally,” they emphasized, “relevant international standards require that detention be used only as an exceptional measure, justified, narrowly tailored and proportional in each individual case, and that it be subject to judicial review.”Around the same time the law was adopted, legislation was passed prohibiting Arizona school programmes “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or that “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”The state’s school superintendent, who promoted this legislation, has repeatedly said that the law is targeted at cutting out current ethnic studies programmes featuring the history, social dynamics and cultural patterns of Mexican-Americans.“Such law and attitude are at odds with the State’s responsibility to respect the right of everyone to have access to his or her own cultural and linguistic heritage and to participate in cultural life,” the UN experts underlined. “Everyone has the right to seek and develop cultural knowledge and to know and understand his or her own culture and that of others through education and information.”While recognizing that States have the prerogative to control immigration and take steps to protect their borders, “these actions must be taken in accordance with fundamental principles of non-discrimination and human treatment,” they said.Further, the experts emphasized, “States are obligated to not only eradicate racial discrimination, but also to promote a social and political environment conducive to respect for ethnic and cultural diversity.”The experts signing onto today’s press release are: Jorge Bustamante, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants; Githu Muigai, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people; Farida Shaheed, Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights; Vernor Muñoz, Special Rapporteur on the right to education; and Gay McDougall, Independent Expert on minority issues.
MONTREAL — Quebec’s finance minister says the protectionist measures of the Trump administration are already being felt on the ground in the province.Carlos Leitao says companies in the manufacturing sector that sell or buy steel and aluminum — which have been hit by 25 and 10 per cent tariffs respectively — are facing negative impacts.The minister says he’s also concerned about a slowdown in private investment in Quebec because many may wait due to a concern about ongoing access to the U.S. market.Why steel safeguards may end up becoming just another trade headache for CanadaQuebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffsCanada eyes unprecedented safeguard tariffs on steel importsU.S. President Donald Trump’s statements and actions are also causing uncertainty around the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which until now has been a guarantee of market access in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.While tariffs are a form of intimidation to obtain concessions in NAFTA renegotiations, Leitao says he is not worried about supply management because is not the main U.S. target even if Trump has complained publicly about the Canadian agricultural issue.The provincial minister says changing supply management for dairy and other sectors is “not negotiable.”
TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. says it’s exploring all options including the possible sale of its Lumwana mine in Zambia as the government considers increased taxes.While acknowledging that the government is under pressure to increase revenue, company chief operating officer Willem Jacobs said the changes would hit the mine’s profitability.“The proposed changes to taxes and royalties would imperil the mine’s ability to sustain returns to all stakeholders,” he said in a statement Monday. Three gold stocks analysts think will outperform as lustre returns to overlooked sector Why the Newmont-Goldcorp blockbuster deal is in sharp contrast to the Barrick-Randgold merger Barrick Gold’s new CEO dismisses debate over whether company will remain Canadian as ‘hysteria’ Barrick said it continues to engage with Zambia about ways forward for the operation, including a potential partnership approach with an increased stake for the government in the mine’s economic performance.Lumwana produced 256 million pounds of copper in 2017 and had a carrying value of US$849 million that year.Toronto-headquartered Barrick said reports that it has already sold the mine were untrue, but that all options need to be considered given the conditions the mine faces.First Quantum Minerals Ltd., which operates the Kansanshi and Sentinel copper mines in Zambia, said last September that it faces increased tax rates and reduced deductions that would add about 1.8 per cent to its all-in sustaining costs in the country.Barrick, which completed its takeover of Africa-focused Randgold Resources at the start of the year, said it plans to divest some assets as part of the deal.The company is also embroiled in a tax dispute with the government of Tanzania, which handed the company’s Acacia Mining subsidiary with a US$190-billion tax bill in 2017.
Briefing the Council on developments since March, Oluyemi Adeniji, the head of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), said the UN operation had continued to work closely with the Government of Sierra Leone and had solidified its contacts with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). Consultations with the parties have included delicate discussions on Kambia district, he said, noting that progress has led to a follow-up to the Abuja Ceasefire Agreement to discuss the practical resumption of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of the RUF in Kambia.The international community must step up its support for the disarmament process, he said, warning that the current programme would run out of funds in August unless the $31 million in additional funding was forthcoming. The Council might wish to back the efforts of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to encourage States to take urgent steps to pledge funds, he said. If the response was not quick enough, the Council might be called on to seek alternative sources of funding. Following Mr. Adeniji’s presentation, Hans Dahlgren, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, briefed Council members on the European Union’s recent mission to Sierra Leone and other countries in the Mano River Union region. He said the mission had found the ceasefire holding and had noted the beginning of dialogue between the RUF and the Government of Sierra Leone. It was too early to be sure, but it seemed as if President Kabbah and his Government were on the right track, and that plans for national elections could soon be implemented, he said. He hoped that the former rebels would be fully integrated, taking into account the need for justice to be done over the atrocities committed. Ambassador Ibrahim Kamara, the Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone, said his country intended to make the best possible use of the unique opportunity provided by the international community’s significant investments. He noted the success achieved in the disarmament programme and said he was especially elated over the release of child soldiers and abductees, whose lives could now be set back on their proper courses. He pointed out, however, the extreme lack of resources for the programme. His Government was currently coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem of reintegration, and had embarked on a short-term reintegration programme for ex-combatants, which should jump-start their absorption into society. However, it must be strongly emphasized to the RUF and the Civil Defence Force (CDF) that the process would not be ongoing, he said, stressing that the support of the international community was crucial.
LONDON – Britain’s economy contracted by 0.3 per cent in the last three months of 2012, raising the possibility that it might fall back into recession.The Office for National Statistics said Friday that there was no growth in the nation’s big services industry while output of production industries fell by 1.8 per cent, including a 1.5 per cent drop in manufacturing.Britain emerged from a nine-month recession in the third quarter when GDP grew by 0.9 per cent.The GDP figure released Friday is subject to revision. It was the fourth quarter of negative growth out of the past five.If the economy shrinks again in the first quarter of 2013, it will be officially back in recession, technically defined as two consecutive quarters of economic contraction. UK economy falls back in fourth quarter, with GDP falling 0.3 pct AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 25, 2013 4:45 am MDT
OSU then-junior Shelby Hursh (19) during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Former Photo EditorOhio State’s softball team began the NCAA tournament oozing confidence after finishing as the runner-up in the Big Ten tournament. But for the second year in a row, its season ended early as the team couldn’t escape the Knoxville Regional. On Friday, OSU (35-18) took on South Carolina-Upstate (45-11), the Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season and tournament champion. After falling behind 2-0, the Buckeyes made a late run as sophomore infielder Lilli Piper hit a two-run home run to tie the game and sophomore second baseman Emily Clark hit a shot over the fence of her own to give OSU a 3-2 lead.The one-run advantage wasn’t enough though, as the Spartans responded with a five-run inning in the final frame, capitalizing on a series of defensive miscues committed by the Buckeyes. OSU committed three fielding errors and two directly led to runs for their opposition. Sophomore pitcher Morgan Ray picked up her fifth loss of the season, though three of the five runs she allowed were unearned.With the loss to Upstate, OSU needed to win its next three games to advance past the regional. The Buckeyes were back in action on Saturday, this time taking on Longwood (29-28), a team that lost 5-0 to No. 8 Tennessee Friday afternoon.The Lancers took the first lead of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning when junior outfielder Glenn Walters rapped a double, scoring a run. The next inning, two Longwood players – sophomore catcher Kaylynn Batten and sophomore center fielder Jordan Clark– smacked RBI doubles to give Longwood a 3-0 lead.Unlike in Friday’s game, OSU was unable to rally to take the lead at any point. The Buckeyes scored a single run in the final frame when redshirt sophomore first baseman Alex Vargas hit a double, knocking in a run with two outs. But OSU couldn’t muster any more offense as junior catcher Becca Gavin flew out to end the game and the team’s season.
Thousands of doctors have turned to alcohol and drugs to cope with burnout and bullying at work, one of Britain’s leading GPs has revealed.A unit set up to help medics with job-related mental health problems found more than a quarter were relying on drinking and prescription medication in order to deal with stress.Dr Clare Gerada, head of the Practitioner Health Programme and former Chair of the Royal College of GPs, warned that working in the NHS is currently “an occupational hazard”, and that without action there “won’t be the staff to work in it”.Funding difficulties, staff shortages and “endless reorganisations” have prompted 10 per cent of London’s 32,000 doctors to seek help from the programme, she said, many of whom are suffering from a condition “virtually identical” to post-traumatic stress disorder.“People are having nightmares, they’re crying on their way to work, having flashbacks,” she said.“What we’re hearing is that these are the canaries in the mine and that the system that is the NHS and that we all love and revere is actually making us sick.”Dr Gerada said alcohol was by far the most common substance of abuse among doctors with addiction problems, although she revealed that, once in treatment, doctors’ six-month abstinence rates are roughly 80 per cent better than those in the general population. Problems often build up, she said, because doctors increasingly lack the time to unwind after traumatic experiences.“Working in A&E you might resuscitate a baby which then dies and then immediately have to pull a splinter out,” she said.She revealed that the Practitioner Health Programme will now be rolled out for GPs across England, a sector that is experiencing a particularly acute recruitment and retention crisis.“It is a major problem and unless we grip it it’s going to destroy the NHS because there won’t be the staff to work in it,” she said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
‘Money-wise, this is a whole new stratosphere’ – Can Katie be boxing’s Ronda Rousey? The Irish star’s manager, Brian Peters, chats to The42 about her plans for the future. Katie Taylor suffered disappointment at this summer’s Rio Olympics. https://the42.ie/3056195 Add us: the42.ie The IABA and the Irish Sports Council have been very good to Katie and she’s been very good for them, and they’ve worked hand in hand to help Katie achieve what she did. But money-wise, you’re into a whole new stratosphere here, this is a whole new ball game altogether.”Peters explains that Taylor’s iconic status on these shores means the decision was a no-brainer from Sky’s perspective.If I was to say to you name the three biggest sports stars ever in Ireland, you’ve got to put in Roy Keane, Brian O’Driscoll… But there are not too many that a six-year-old girl looks up to, that an 86-year-old granny tunes into — women and men — so Katie has kind of an unusually broad spectrum of people that would engage in following her.”The experienced adviser, who also guided Bernard Dunne during his boxing career, feels linking up with with promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing will prove to be an astute move, with Taylor set to make her professional bow on 26 November live on Sky Sports against an as-yet unnamed opponent.(Eddie Hearn’s) got the same vision as ourselves, he’s got the same enthusiasm. Eddie’s certainly got England tied up. He’s one of the biggest promoters in the world… It’s the connections that Eddie has really enable us to fight. “Fighting in Asia, the Scandinavian countries, Las Vegas, New York, Dublin, Eddie can be paramount in all that happening and making that happen. And if we’re all being honest, we don’t know that much about it, but we’re all fairly smart guys and we’ll all learn fairly quick.“I had the pleasure of sitting ringside for (the fight between) Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio and it was boring. The so-called superfight, it took so long, four and a half billion or whatever it grossed, but it was boring, and that’s a label you’d never put on Katie Taylor. Katie, she’s exciting and she entertains, and they’re too very important ingredients for the professional game.” Peters believes Taylor could have a similar impact to UFC star Ronda Rousey (left). Source: Andy BrownbillOn more than one occasion over the course of the interview, Peters mentions UFC fighter Ronda Rousey — arguably the biggest star in MMA, male or female.And Peters believes Taylor has the potential to have a similar impact in the world of pro boxing. He is hopeful that, all going according to plan, Taylor could have a world title shot within “12 months,” adding that she could also move up in the weight divisions to become a multiple champion ultimately.Guillermo Rigondeaux was world champion after seven fights — one of the most highly decorated amateur boxers ever. You have Vasyl Lomachenko, in his second professional fight for the world title.“Katie is right up there with that kind of experience, so she’s not going to be doing the standard four or five years apprenticeship.”Moreover, Peters believes that such instant success coupled with Taylor’s unique appeal could translate the level of renown she enjoys in Ireland to countries across the world.Even in London, a lot of women go to boxing, they doll up, it’s a big night out, they go for dinner first,” he says. “There’s a different culture with boxing over there than there is in Ireland. The big occasions are so regular. At the Gennady Golovkin-Kell Brook fight, all the Game of Thrones cast were there, all the Arsenal soccer heads, so it’s a big deal, more like in America.“When I was going well with Bernard Dunne, you’d see all the stars there, it was an occasion really. I think Katie can replicate that and possibly even up it a notch or two.When I was working out strategy with (former head of RTÉ Sport) Glen Killane, we used to plan it, the Six Nations was on and we used to put the (Bernard Dunne) fight on after. It turns it into an event and people are still talking about it.”Peters explains that Hearn previously offered Taylor — who is currently in a training camp in America — the chance to make her debut at an upcoming event in Monte Carlo, but the Bray native was not ready yet.Consequently, “110% focus and concentration” is now on the Irish star’s much-anticipated bout on 26 November, with details such as the identity of her opponent and who will be in her corner set to be announced at a press conference in Dublin that’s currently “looking like the 17th or 18th (of November)”.(Head of Sky Boxing) Adam Smith can’t wait,” Peters adds. “Already she’s an ambassador for Sky TV and he’s very excited at the thought of it, which after the London 2012 Olympics, they were not. But now they’re showing women’s cricket, women’s soccer is huge. So it’s exciting times.“There was a lot of interest in America, there was a lot of interest all over for Katie, because people know she can change the face of women’s professional boxing.”The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! ‘One page a week on women’s sport is not going to detract from newspapers’ readership‘>From red heads to blue heads: Gazing into the All Blacks’ mental skills> Share18 Tweet Email1 By Paul Fennessy Monday 31 Oct 2016, 10:41 PM Oct 31st 2016, 10:41 PM 32 Comments 31,404 Views Short URL Image: PA Wire/PA Images Katie Taylor suffered disappointment at this summer’s Rio Olympics. Image: PA Wire/PA Images KATIE TAYLOR IS one of the rare contemporary Irish athletes who transcends the sports pages, so it was no surprise that the news that she was turning professional garnered a huge reaction.And while there was plenty of excitement following the announcement, it was hardly a big surprise.After all, what did Taylor have left to achieve in amateur boxing? In over a decade competing in the sport, she won 168 out of 178 bouts. Her list of titles, meanwhile, is unparalleled and is unlikely to bettered anytime soon.The feats she achieved during this memorable period included an Olympic gold, five World Amateur Championship golds, six European Amateur Championship titles, six European Union golds and a decade ranked at world number one.Her one regret would have been going out of the amateur world on a sour note — a shock defeat by Finnish fighter Mira Potkonen at Rio 2016 meant her dream of winning back-to-back Olympic golds failed to materialise. And as was the case in many other fights at the Rio Games, the decision to award the fight to Potkonen was a controversial one.“Katie won the fight. She had good skills, sidesteps, great punches. What else can she do,” Zaur Antia, the Team Ireland head coach, commented in a post-fight interview with RTÉ.And speaking to Independent.ie recently, promoter Eddie Hearn suggested that the questionable judging played a role in Taylor’s choice to go pro ultimately.The decision came as a blow to the Irish Amateur Boxing Association’s High Performance Unit, with Taylor’s fellow Team Ireland stars Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes and Steven Donnelly also announcing their intention to turn to the professional boxing world following a disappointing Olympics for all concerned.Yet Taylor’s manager, Brian Peters, says she has no regrets about her latest decision and is adamant it’s the right call.“She’s had a huge impact on women’s amateur boxing, and she wants to have the same impact on women’s professional boxing,” he tells The42. “Myself and Eddie certainly believe she will engage a whole new generation of supporters. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
A group led by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has filed a lawsuit against the state of Minnesota’s B10 biodiesel requirement, arguing it violates various federal and state laws.The groups argue that the Minnesota requirement violates the federal Clean Air Act, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the U.S. Constitution and the Minnesota Administrative Procedures Act. The lawsuit also alleges that the mandate is injurious to consumers and businesses and asks for a permanent injunction barring enforcement of the existing mandate and any future expansion of a higher biodiesel ratio.The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on April 17 by the Minnesota Trucking Association, the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, API and AFPM.Commissioners from the state’s pollution control agency, agriculture and commerce departments, along with the director of the commerce department’s weights and measures division, are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed April 17 by API and AFPM—the muscle driving this lawsuit—claim that the state mandate is in opposition to the RFS, which API and AFPM clearly want repealed.“[The RFS] prohibits EPA from imposing any per-gallon biodiesel content requirements,” the lawsuit states. “The Minnesota mandate flies in the face of the federal program by removing the flexibility that federal law provides to obligated parties—dictating exactly where, when, and how much biodiesel must be blended.”Since 2009, Minnesota has required the blending of biodiesel. Last July, the state blending ratio increased from 5 percent to 10 percent for part of the year, and eventually could rise to 20 percent. It remains at B-5 from October to March.The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA), in coordination with the National Biodiesel Board and industry stakeholders, are tracking the issue closely and MSGA issued the following statement:“The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is proud of the implementation of B10 and how our state regulators have implemented this change. Not only do Minnesota soybean farmers produce the feed-stock for biodiesel, more than 24,000 farmers use biodiesel in their farm operations and to haul the goods of Minnesota’s second largest industry. Change is often difficult, but Minnesotans voted for change because Minnesotans wanted a cleaner, renewable fuel. Recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as an advanced biofuel for its ability to reduce greenhouse gasses by more than 50 percent, biodiesel is a true renewable fuel alternative that promotes clean air. The current use of biodiesel blends in Minnesota is equal to removing 128,000 vehicles from the state’s roads, and biodiesel is an important driver of jobs in Minnesota.”
$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. 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A trader reacts as he watches screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Feb 5, 2018.ReutersTrading in Asia is likely to be subdued on Friday as most of the Asian markets are shut for the Lunar New Year holiday.Overnight, U.S. stocks ended higher for a fifth straight session as investors shrugged off strong inflation data and kept piling into technology stocks.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.4 percent. Wall Street surged overnight, with the the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing 1.23 percent to close at 25,200.37.China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia markets are closed on Friday as celebrations for the Year of the Dog have begun. Chinese mainland markets are closed from February 15 till 21.Back home, SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50’s trend in India, signals a positive start for the domestic markets after the benchmark Sensex rose 141 points or 0.41 percent to close at 34,297 on Thursday.The Indian rupee ended at 63.91 per dollar on Thursday from its previous close of 64.09 per dollar.So far this year, the rupee has fallen 0.14 percent against the U.S. dollar, while overseas investors have bought $1.13 billion from local equity and $2.11 billion in debt markets.Economic data: India’s trade deficit grew to $16.3 billion in January, the highest monthly figure since May 2013, compared with $14.88 billion for December.Gold loses sheen: Indian gold imports declined 22 percent in January, the government data showed.Earnings: Varun Beverages will report its fourth-quarter earnings later in the day.
Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball has released its 2019-20 non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by five home games in November. The Cardinals conclude non-conference play with four consecutive road games, beginning at Ohio State on Dec. 5 for the ACC/Big 10 Challenge. The Cardinals remain at the KFC Yum! Center the next four games, hosting Murray State on Nov. 8, Central Michigan on Nov. 14, UT Chattanooga on Nov. 21 and Boise State on Nov. 24. Last season, the Cardinals produced a second consecutive 30-win season with a 32-4 record and won their second straight ACC regular season title. They entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the second straight year and advanced to the Elite Eight for the fifth time in program history.Louisville returns six players that made starts last season, including seniors Yacine Diop, Bionca Dunham, Jazmine Jones and Kylee Shook, along with junior Dana Evans, the reigning ACC Sixth Player of the Year.Women’s basketball season tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Aug. 5. Additional information is available online at www.GoCards.com/wbbtickets.For the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Version It marks the first time in program history that they open the season with five consecutive home games. Overall, the Cardinals will face seven opponents that reached postseason play a season ago, seven that won 20-plus games and four that played in the NCAA Tournament.Louisville opens the year at the KFC Yum! Center against Western Kentucky on Tuesday, Nov. 5. It’s the second consecutive year that the Cardinals open the season against the Hilltoppers, winning 102-80 in Bowling Green a year ago. That victory also marked the 300th win of head coach Jeff Walz’s career. Louisville then heads to the U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in the 20th annual Paradise Jam Thanksgiving weekend. They play UT Arlington on Nov. 28, Oklahoma State on Nov. 29 and Oregon on Nov. 30. The Ducks, led by returning Wooden Award winner Sabrina Ionescu, advanced to the NCAA Final Four last season and are picked by many as the preseason No. 1 team in the country. They then play at Northern Kentucky on Dec. 8 and at in-state rival Kentucky on Dec. 15. In their final tune-up prior to Atlantic Coast Conference play, Louisville hits the road to play at UT Martin on Dec. 19. Schedule
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Kolkata: While the Puja committees in Salt Lake are trying to stand out this year, Puja committees in Dum Dum Park are also trying their best to attract pandal hoppers with unique themes.This year, Dum Dum Park Bharat Chakra Puja committee’s theme is Ghore o Baire. The theme is based on women empowerment. According to members of the Puja committee, women are not staying behind at home in modern times. Based on the theme, the pandal has been constructed in two parts. One of the part is open. In this area, several models of women driving different vehicles can be seen. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn the second part, the idol of Goddess Durga will be seen on a shivlinga. “Our concept is that women are not staying behind or being dominated by men anymore. On the contrary, men in the present society are helping women to go ahead and make their mark in society. Inside the second part, we have tried keep a spiritual environment. Several paintings of Goddesses from different countries will be there to portray the dominance of women in the past,” said Arjun Goon, secretary of the Puja committee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedNot far from Bharat Chakra, Dum Dum Tarun Dal is also doing their best to outshine other pandals in the area. This year, Tarun Dal’s theme is Abahon. While entering the pandal, people will see children running through a bush of kash flowers. After that sunflower petals with face of children will be seen cascading down from the ceiling of the pandal. On the top, people will see Shiv and Parvati welcoming the children. “Everyone loves children. So do the Gods and Goddesses. Also, activities which children usually do such as painting and playing, will be portrayed through paintings,” said Biswajit Prasad, secretary of the Puja committee.
TranslucentTB make Windows Taskbar transparent by Martin Brinkmann on January 13, 2017 in Software – Last Update: January 13, 2017 – 13 commentsTranslucentTB is a free open source program for devices running Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that makes the Windows Taskbar transparent when run.The Windows Taskbar is one of the central locations to start and manage programs on Windows ever since Microsoft improved its functionality with the release of Windows 7.While functionality changed — you can pin programs to the taskbar, and use new features like jumplists as well — appearance options have not changed all that much.Back in 2015 I reviewed a new version of the popular application Classic Shell which shipped with functionality to make the Windows taskbar transparent.TranslucentTBTranslucentTB is a standalone program that offers the same functionality. What you may like about it is that it is open source, portable, and pretty lightweight.How lightweight? It uses less than 2 Megabytes of memory when it is running and when you don’t interact with the program in any way. In addition to that, it uses barely any cpu cycles when running.Note: Some security programs may flag the program as malicious. This is a false positive when that happens. You can verify that by scanning the application on VirusTotal.All you need to do to use the program is to download a release version from the project website, extract the archive, and run the executable file. It will make the Windows Taskbar transparent right away, and place an icon in the System Tray.If you have the skills, you may also build the program yourself by cloning it on GitHub or downloading the source.A right-click on the program’s system tray icon displays three options: to set the taskbar to transparent or blur, or to exit the application.Both visibility options do what you’d expect them to do. TranslucentTB supports a couple of additional features of interest. First, it works fine if you have multiple monitors connected to the computer.Second, command line options are supported on top of that. You may run the program with the following parameters:–blur to make the taskbar blurry–opaque to display a solid color as specified by the –tint parameter.–tint COLOR to specify a 32-bit number in hex format for use with the –opaque command (format alpha, red, green, blue, e.g. tint 80fe10a4.–transparent — to make the taskbar transparentThe program does not autostart automatically with Windows. This means that it changes are gone whenever you restart your system unless you add it to the autostart.Press Windows-R to open the run box.Type shell:startup to open the main startup folder of the Windows operating system.Right-click the file TranslucentTB.exe to the startup folder.Select Create Shortcuts Here when the menu is displayed.If you want, right-click the shortcut and select Properties.Append any command you may want the program to start with to the Target field.Closing WordsTranslucentTB is a well designed program for Windows 10 that you can run to change the appearance of the Windows 10 Taskbar. The program is lightweight, open source, and in active development so expect new features to hit the next releases of it.Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 10 votes Software Name TranslucentTBOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AppearanceLanding Page https://github.com/ethanhs/TranslucentTB Advertisement
Mexico City, Mexico — A Mexican senator who is seeking an electoral position is under scrutiny for charging the state more than 700,000 peso in hair dyes.The charges came to light after the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) requested state financial documents for the 2016-2017 period.INAI has revealed that the Senator of the Labor Party, Layda Sansores, who is seeking the position of mayor of Alvaro Obregon, charged hair dyes, clothing, shoes, furniture and food, among other items not related to her job.They say that during that period, Sansores billed the state 700,000 peso in hair color treatments. During the month of November, she also expensed 59,731 peso for supermarket shopping that included 6,610 peso for 12 kilos of Norwegian cod and 2 kilos of serrano ham.She was also reimbursed more than 56,000 peso for makeup, jewelry, bags and toys for her grandchildren in December of 2016. INAI says one of the expense items she was reimbursed for was 4,490 peso for a Truly Me doll and accessories.They say Sansores also billed thousands for designer clothes, silk scarves, 288,000 peso for linens, a 32,900 peso coffee machine and a 15,000 peso blender.Layda Sansores is a PT senator and candidate for mayor of Álvaro Obregón for the Juntos Haremos Historia coalition.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
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