Serendipity 3, the iconic NYC restaurant known for their legendary Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, turned 60 and to help celebrate, world-renowned designer, Anna Sui, created an art nouveau-inspired tee shirt design, appropriately called the Celebri-Tee, because of the celebrity signatures that adorn the shirt.Serendipity 3 Celebrates 60 Years with an Anna Sui-Designed Celebri-TeeSignatures include Cher, Susan Sarandon, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Teri Hatcher, Kelly Preston, Sharon Gless, Ben Stiller and Stephanie Seymour, to name a few.This designer tee shirt emblazoned with over two dozen celebrity signatures is on sale at SignMyShirt.com – where patent-pending technology allows users to invite friends and family to sign their shirts remotely, using a mouse or finger.Proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go to the Bowery Mission – an organization that has been providing food and shelter to the homeless in NYC since 1879.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Airbus signed a $49.5 billion deal on Wednesday to sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, striking the European aerospace firm’s biggest deal ever at the Dubai Air Show.Meanwhile, Boeing reached an agreement with low-cost carrier FlyDubai to sell 225 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft — a deal valued at $27 billion. The biennial air show closes on Thursday.“It’s ended up going out on a high,” airline analyst John Strickland of JLS Consulting said. “It shows once again the importance of this part of the world to the big airplane manufacturers.”The Airbus deal with Indigo Partners will split 273 A320neos and 157 A321neos among Denver-based Frontier, JetSMART of Chile, Volaris of Mexico and Wizz Air of Hungary, all ultra-low-cost airlines associated with Indigo.The A320neo and the A321neo are twin-engine, single-aisle planes popular among airlines because of their reduced fuel consumption.The surprise announcement came after Airbus on Sunday suffered the embarrassment of believing it had struck a major deal with the state-owned carrier Emirates to sell its A380 double-decker jumbo jet, only to see Boeing sit on the podium with the airline and sign a $15.1 billion deal.“Just to clarify: This is not an A380 press conference,” joked John Leahy, Airbus’ sales chief, at the start of the announcement.A320neos list for $108.4 million apiece and A321neos at $127 million. Airlines and manufacturers negotiate lower prices for big deals like these, something Indigo’s managing partner Bill Franke was quick to stress afterward.“Here’s hoping,” he told reporters. “Their objective is to sell aircraft at the best possible and our objective is to buy aircraft at the best possible price. I’ve known Mr. Leahy for 25 years. Sometimes he wins, sometimes I win.”Asked if he won this round, Franke said: “That’ll be a good question.”Airbus’ previous biggest-ever sale came in August 2015, when it sold 250 A320neos to Indian budget airline IndiGo, a deal estimated to be worth $26 billion at list prices. IndiGo and Indigo Partners are separate firms with separate management.Shares in Airbus rose on the news, closing 2.4 per cent higher at 85.58 euros in Paris.Franke is a pioneer of the cheap ticket and high fee airline business that has spread overseas and is growing in the United States. Such carriers offer low base fares but add fees to stow a carry-on bag, get an assigned seat and for other extras. That’s led to soaring customer complaints against Frontier.President Donald Trump also came up in Franke’s conversation with journalists on Thursday, as Franke said the American leader would be happy to know the A321neos purchased by Indigo would undergo final assembly in the Airbus plant in Mobile, Alabama.Shortly after, FlyDubai and Chicago-based Boeing Co. announced their $27 billion deal. FlyDubai said the planes would bring the low-cost carrier’s total fleet on order up to 320. FlyDubai has begun to code-share flights with Emirates. Both are owned by Dubai’s government.The Boeing 737 MAX 10, a twin-engine, single aisle plane capable of carrying 230 passengers, has a list price of $124.7 million. They’ll complement FlyDubai’s fleet of Boeing 737s and keep them a Boeing-only shop, something Airbus no doubt had hoped to change.“Today marks the next chapter in FlyDubai’s success story,” FlyDubai CEO Ghaith al-Ghaith said.Until Wednesday, the only major deal announced at the Dubai Air Show came on Sunday, when long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners in a $15.1 billion deal.That deal also saw Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum bring up the 787-10 buy’s ability to create jobs. Trump himself promoted that during a February visit to the South Carolina plant that builds the carbon-fiber, 330-seat plane.Airbus, which is based in Toulouse, France, has pinned hopes of continuing production of its A380 double-decker jumbo jet on Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the aircraft. Reports circulated before the air show that a major A380 sale would be coming.Airbus employees even filled a news conference on Sunday, expecting the A380 sale, instead to find state-owned Emirates making the deal with Boeing in front of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.Strickland said that while the massive Airbus sale Wednesday likely took months to negotiate, it still helped Airbus save face at the air show.“It would have been great relief,” the analyst said.Emirates now relies solely on the Airbus 380 and the Boeing 777 for its flights, making it the largest operator of both. It has 165 Boeing 777s in its fleet today and took possession of its 100th A380 earlier this month.The Emirates’ snub came up at the news conference Wednesday, when a reporter asked Airbus if another deal could be coming.“I think you’ve got to walk over to the chalet with Emirates on the door and ask them,” Airbus’ Leahy said.___Follow Jon Gambrell on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jongambrellap . His work can be found at http://apne.ws/2galNpz .
The World Health Organization (WHO) decided to organize its “mop up” campaign after a family from Niger brought a sick child to the nearest clinic, which happened to be in Burkina Faso.”As a result of this case, and as part of the standard procedure for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the mop up campaign was planned, targeting 294,000 children in Niger and 218,000 in Burkina Faso,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told the press in New York.Wild poliovirus cases are rare – just 483 cases worldwide were documented in 2001 – and mop up campaigns are an important part of the drive to eliminate polio, according to the spokesman.
Colorado-based Connors Drilling and sister company, Sanderson Drilling of Western Australia, have purchased the assets of the Surface Diamond Division of Swick Mining Services of Australia. The acquisition of assets, including equipment, trained operations staff and existing drilling contracts in Australia, will provide added resources to help both companies meet increased demand for exploration drilling services. “The mining and mineral industry is experiencing record demand for exploration drilling services and Sanderson and Connors view this acquisition as a prime opportunity to continue our growth,” said Steve Swallow, Managing Director, Sanderson Drilling. “This acquisition supports our need for additional resources while maintaining our commitment to lead the industry in safety excellence, productivity, innovation, value and professionalism.”Sanderson Drilling and Connors Drilling, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Tarn Drilling Co, are, the companies say, “leading drilling contractors within their respective markets through exemplary safety records, quality of work and organic growth strategies. This acquisition infuses additional new or nearly new equipment and operational expertise to support continued growth while maintaining stringent safety and operational specifications for the growing client bases of both companies.”“Completion of this acquisition furthers our vision of becoming a leading provider of drilling solutions in key markets across the globe,” explained Kyle Rhoderick, President of Connors Drilling and CEO of Tarn Drilling. “This acquisition of assets, employees and booked business represents the single largest bite of organic growth the organization has undertaken to date. It affords us the unique opportunity to immediately begin operating on existing contracts in Australia and, in the US, immediately take on additional incremental projects and generate revenues in the current year versus the alternative of ordering new gear and facing long lead times from capital equipment suppliers.”Included in the assets are four KWL 1600 multipurpose drill rigs, compressor/booster packages for surface reverse circulation drilling, five LF-90D crawler mounted drills, associated support equipment (trucks and spare parts), the existing complement of employees that operate and support the KWL 1600 rigs, and existing contracts in Australia where the KWL 1600 rigs are currently operating. All of the LF-90D crawler rigs will be allocated to Connors Drilling for work in North America where the more compact, crawler style drills are favoured for low ground pressure access to drill locations in sensitive environments.Through the acquisition, Sanderson will immediately assume the revenue from the ongoing contracts formerly held by Swick, including work with Barrick Gold. It also provides highly skilled crews that are experts in the field and safety conscious – the backbone of success for both Sanderson Drilling and Connors Drilling. The added fleet size at Sanderson Drilling will allow the company to support additional exclusive drilling contracts in Australia with large mining companies.
← Previous Story THW Kiel celebrate 50th Bundesliga birthday by win in front of 11.000 fans Next Story → Meshkov Brest terminate contract with David Špiler: From hero to idiot just because of injury? TOP goalscorer: Cristina Zamfir (ROU)MVP: Line Jørgensen (DEN) Bucharest handballBucharest trophy 2015CSM BucurestiŽRK Budućnost The Romanian champions CSM Bucuresti won the “Bucharest Trophy 2015” by getting the biggest scalp in women’s handball – the reigning EHF Champions League winner ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica – 27:26. The third place won ŽRK Vardar Skopje against Russian Rostov Don 33:27.Here is the MVP team of the Bucharest Trophy 2015:Goalkeeper: Mayssa Pessoa (BRA)Left wing: Elena Avdekova (RUS)Left back: Cristina Neagu (ROU)Playmaker: Andrea Lekić (SRB)Pivot: Dragana Cvijić (SRB)Right back: Line Jørgensen (DEN)Right wing: Cristina Vărzaru (ROU)
← Previous Story Marko Krivokapic (PICK Szeged) about Pastor’s work: He is genius! Next Story → Dragan Adzic is back after only a month! Dener Jaanimaafinn lemke Ambitious German team MT Melsungen made some important transfers this week for the future. The Estonian right back Dener Jaanimaa came to Kassel as replacement for injured Michael Muller. The 27-years old EX- THW Kiel and HSV Handball shooter signed contract until June 2018.Even more important is signing of 24-years old German golden boy from Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland, Finn Lemke. The 210 cm tall left back will join the club in summer 2017 at the end of his contract with SC Magdeburg.Lemke signed three years contract and he will change Serbian left back Momir Rnić, which deal expiring at the end of the current season.
File Photo By Isabel Hayes No extra jail time for double murderer who stabbed fellow inmate with stainless steel spoon The sentence will run alongside his two life terms as required by law meaning Howard will serve no extra time in prison. 16,750 Views http://jrnl.ie/3311833 Image: Shutterstock/Tyler Olson 40 Comments Short URL File Photo Image: Shutterstock/Tyler Olson Mar 28th 2017, 8:30 PM Share13 Tweet Email1 Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 8:30 PM A CONVICTED DOUBLE murderer who is currently serving two life sentences stabbed a fellow prison inmate using a stainless steel spoon that was fashioned into a knife, a court has heard.Judge Martin Nolan sentenced Gary Howard to four years for his part in the attack, which left the victim with stab wounds to the neck and a punctured lung. The sentence will run alongside his two life terms as required by law meaning Howard will serve no extra time in prison.“The attack was savage,” Judge Nolan said as he imposed the sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. He noted Howard has a serious criminal record “to put it mildly”.Howard (29) of Dunsoghly Grove, Finglas, Dublin, pleaded guilty to one count of violent disorder at Wheatfield Prison on 29 April, 2014.He was jailed for life in 2012 for the murders of Patrick Mooney (58) and Brendan Molyneux (46) who were shot dead in inner city Dublin in January 2010.Detective Garda Ciaran O’Dwyer told Derek Cooney BL, prosecuting, that the victim was walking through the prison with an officer when he was set upon by three inmates who were hiding behind a door.CCTV footage from the prison showed the man being punched and stabbed a number of times by the men, including Howard. A makeshift knife was later found in Howard’s possession and shown to Judge Nolan in court. It was a stainless steel spoon with its handle sharpened into a knife.The victim was rushed to Tallaght Hospital and later transferred to St James’s Hospital for surgery. He refused to co-operate with gardaí and the full extent of his injuries were unknown.However, Detective Garda O’Dwyer said he saw the man had suffered neck stab wounds and a punctured lung when he visited him in hospital.Defence barrister, Tony McGillicuddy BL, submitted his client had pleaded guilty to the offence at an early opportunity. He said there was little else he could say given Howard was currently serving two life sentences.Read: Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Des composés organiques complexes engendrés par les étoilesUne équipe d’astronomes de Hong Kong affirme avoir découvert l’existence de composés organiques complexes dans l’espace. Des composés que l’on pensait indissociables du vivant, sans lequel leur formation était jusqu’alors jugée impossible. Mais d’après ces chercheurs, ils peuvent également être engendrés dans l’Univers par les étoiles.Des chercheurs de l’université de Hong-Kong affirment avoir découvert que des organismes très divers et complexes existent partout dans l’Univers, et ne sont donc pas dépendants de la vie pour se former, comme les scientifiques le pensaient jusqu’alors. Dans une étude publiée par la revue Nature, ils indiquent en effet avoir observé dans des poussières d’étoiles issue de supernova, des structures très proches de celles qui composent le charbon et le pétrole, vestiges de la vie antique sur Terre. À lire aussiUn rover détecte un étrange gel sur la face cachée de la LunePour parvenir à cette découverte, Sun Kwok and Yong Zhang, les auteurs principaux de cette étude, ont analysé grâce à l’Infrared Space Observatory et le télescope spatial Spitzer, les caractéristiques d’émissions infrarouge non-identifiées, un mystère irrésolu qui imprègne les étoiles, l’espace interstellaire et les galaxies. Celles-ci étaient jusqu’ici associées à des hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAP), des molécules simples composées d’hydrogène et de carbone. Mais après avoir été soigneusement étudiés, ces composés se sont révélés beaucoup plus complexes. Les spectres produits lors d’explosions stellaires présentent des caractéristiques qui ne peuvent pas être liées à des HAP.L’équipe de chercheurs avance alors que les étoiles sont capables d’assembler des éléments de façon complexe, sans nécessiter aucune forme de vie. En outre, la structure des poussières d’étoiles qu’ils ont étudiées est similaire à celle des matériaux organiques que l’on peut trouver dans des météorites. Les astronomes tentent désormais de savoir si ces composés organiques ont joué un rôle dans le développement de la vie sur Terre. Certaines théories avancent en effet que les météorites ont pu être enrichies par des poussières d’étoiles lors de leur formation. Lorsqu’en grand nombre, elles ont bombardé la jeune Terre, elles auraient alors peut-être contribué à lui offrir certaines molécules nécessaires à l’apparition de la vie.Le 2 novembre 2011 à 20:09 • Maxime Lambert
OLYMPIA — Lawmakers only get a short reprieve after wrapping up a two-month legislative session Friday, as they are set to return next week to address an impasse over the supplemental budget.An unresolved budget means they’ll be back at the Capitol on Monday for the start of an overtime special session that could last up to a month. Gov. Chris Gregoire announced she was calling them back to special session, saying: “We’ve a job to do, we’ve got to get it done.”“The public’s confidence in them is wholly dependent on whether they get that job done,” she said late Thursday. “They know that.”The budget drama began last week once Senate Republicans established a philosophical majority in the Senate after three conservative Democrats stood with them on a GOP-crafted budget plan that then passed the Senate but stalled in the House. That chamber passed an alternate plan agreed to by majority Democrats in the House and Senate.Lawmakers are looking to close a budget gap of about $500 million through the end of the two-year budget cycle ending June 2013, as well as leaving several hundred million dollars in reserves.The main sticking point between the two sides, Gregoire said, is Republicans’ plan to delay a pension payment by a year, and Democrats’ plan to delay a $330 million payment to school districts by one day.
WASHINGTON — Millions of families and businesses will get hit by big tax increases a lot sooner than many realize if Congress and the White House don’t agree on a plan to skirt the year-end fiscal cliff of higher tax rates and big government spending cuts.In fact, they already have.More than 70 tax breaks enjoyed by individuals and businesses expired at the end of 2011. If Congress doesn’t extend them retroactively back to the beginning of this year, a typical middle-class family could face a $4,000 tax increase when it files its 2012 return in the spring, according to an analysis by H&R Block, the tax-preparing giant.At the same time, businesses could lose dozens of tax breaks they have enjoyed for years, including generous credits for investing in research and development, write-offs for restaurants and retail stores that expand or upgrade, and tax breaks for financial companies with overseas subsidiaries.Even if Congress does act, last-minute changes to federal tax laws could make it difficult for taxpayers to figure out their 2012 tax bills.“We’re really expecting this upcoming tax season to be one of the more challenging ones on record,” said Kathy Pickering, executive director of The Tax Institute at H&R Block. “For your 2012 returns, there’s so much confusion about what will be impacted.”Much of Washington is consumed by negotiations over how to address automatic tax increases scheduled to take effect next year. That’s when tax cuts first enacted under Presi
Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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). TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Angela Lang/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tags Sprint 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. $6 at Tidal Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read the AirPods review Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $999 15 Photos 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Share your voice 2:02 Best Buy 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. Read Google Home Hub review See at Turo CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Amazon Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Rocket League comes to life with Hot Wheels at Toy Fair… See It See at Amazon $520 at HP Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 0 Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay Video Games,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. Sarah Tew/CNET 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. $155 at Google Express 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $299 at Amazon 7 Nintendo Rocket League, the popular game where battling cars play soccer against each other, is now fully cross-platform, including compatibility with the PlayStation 4.Psyonix made the announcement in a post on its website Monday along with Psyonix Vice President of Publishing Jeremy Dunham announcing the news on the PlayStation blog. Rocket League is also available on Steam, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac.Psyonix said that players who would like to play cross-platform with their friends should select “Play” from the game’s menu, then “Private Match” and either “Create” or “Join Private Match.” A full cross-platform party system is also in the works for later this year. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $60 at Best Buy See It 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 Now playing: Watch this: Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. Tags 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. Turo $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. Apple iPhone XS Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It The Cheapskate Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Chris Monroe/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Boost Mobile CES 2019: The tech changing the way we play video games Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Read DJI Osmo Action preview Rylo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments Post a comment $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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.
Sea ice extent is near record low levels in the Arctic ocean and that has implications for weather patterns around the globe.Brian Brettschneider says that in the past climate models have struggled to connect ocean conditions with what happens in the atmosphere. But he says two new studies (you can find here and here) do a much better job describing that link.Brettschneider says what happens in one, really drives the other.Listen nowInterview Highlights:What we’re learning is that the reduction of sea ice is affecting the flow of the atmosphere. And we see the response is a deepening of low pressure in some areas and an increase of high pressure in other areas. That affects which direction the wind comes from and where the storm tracks are located, so lots of impacts that are more fine scale than the fact that it’s warming here, or cooling off there.What are those specific impacts?What we’ve come to understand is the response to this new state of the climate system is a deepening of the Aleutian low pressure system, a weakening of the Icelandic low pressure system and an increase in the Siberian high pressure system. These are semi-permanent features, they’re typically there for months at a time in the cold season and they drive the weather across the entire globe.Why does this matter?When we have this idea that we’re in a warming world, when we just paint that one broad brush, that’s very important over longer time scales. But understanding how these finer scale patterns are going to set up, matters more on more human time scales. We’re talking interactions that are much more complicated. And as we do more of these models and studies, we get a better idea of how things are going to change at the regional scale.
Indore: Lokayukta sleuths on Monday raided the residence and other premises of an officer of the Madhya Pradesh civil supplies corporation and recovered a large number of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, an official said. Acting on a tip-off, the Lokayukta officials conducted raids at three places in Indore and other premises in Katni town belonging to the civil supplies corporation manager, Salman Haider, he said. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Haider, currently posted in Katni, was till recently serving in Indore, the Lokayukta official said. Cash worth Rs five lakh cash and documents related to purchase of seven flats, five plots and a shop, besides a number of other immovable properties in the name of his family members were recovered during the raid, the official said. Some documents, suspected to be of immovable properties belonging to Haider, were also recovered from a relative of the official, he said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The family of Haider, who joined the government in 1985, owns two four-wheelers. They have 15 bank accounts and the total amount deposited in them is being verified, he said. A case has been registered against Haider under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, he said, adding that a valuation of his total assets is being done, the official added
Close CLSA says that the conclusion drawn by market participants from Tuesday’s results is that Modi will retune in 2019. It says that probably the only thing that can still upset Modi’s apple cart is a joining of forces by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh.HSBC analysts have pointed out that even if the three states voted in the same way in 2019, that would account for only 15 percent of Lok Sabha seats. According to UBS, the return of the BJP government in 2019 has been priced in. Chhattisgarh landslide: How did BJP lose their seat to power after three straight terms Buildings are reflected on the glass windows of the NSE (National Stock Exchange) building in Mumbai, India, December 27, 2016.Reuters fileThe Indian markets that catch a cold when the US sneezes did remarkably different on Wednesday. Equity markets have a soul of their own and it’s mostly a realm of sentiments. So what sentiments are boosting the confidence of Indian share markets?Indian equities rallied for the second day on Wednesday, close on the heels of tumultuous changes. While BSE Sensex rose 629 points or 1.79 percent, the Nifty gained 188.45 points or 1.79 percent. This came after the nearly 200 point gain in the Sensex on Tuesday when results of the elections to five state assemblies were announced.Pundits expected markets to tumble on Tuesday, following the abrupt resignation of Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel on Monday. And markets did fall at the open, diving nearly 500 points.The recoup and then the bounce back came after a clearer picture of the assembly results emerged. There were great fears earlier that if the Bharatiya Janata Party suffered extensive losses in the ‘semi final’ to the Lok Sabha election 2019, the markets would bleed. This didn’t happen. On top of it, Wednesday’s rally has been more than surprising. So, what does the mart reaction actually mean? Prime Minister Narendra Modi.APIt’s been argued that the BJP’s losses had been factored in earlier, and had reflected in Monday’s trading. Markets had tumbled on Monday after the exit polls showed last weekend the Congress was heading for a win in Rajasthan and there was a tight race in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.In the event, BJP lost all three states. While Chhattisgarh was a landslide, a strong anti-incumbency wave uprooted the party’s citadels in the major heartland states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.Yet, the markets reacted with a 600-point rise in Sensex. It’s the same market that has tumbled violently at the drop of a hat in western and broader Asian markets, in the last two months. As in all matters, the money trail is the best sign of where things are headed. It appears like markets don’t fret about Narendra Modi losing badly in 2019. The markets don’t think Tuesday’s election results are a precursor to similar verdict in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.It seems the markets have priced in Modi’s retune in 2019. The Congress win in three states — by razor-thin margins in two of them – doesn’t seem to be potent enough to force a change of government at the centre in 2019.Here’s how major brokerages have assessed the market reaction to the assembly elections:
Sudama Premier League, a cricket tournament to be held in Delhi, is one of the boldest initiatives of encouraging talent from the financially backward classes of the society by Prasar, (People’s Right and Social Research Centre) a non-profit NGO. The promoters have taken the novel way of sourcing players from the BPL and EWS categories for the cricket tournament through screening. These players were trained by luminaries from the cricket world and shaped up in the T20 format to compete with other teams in the tournament. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKapil Dev, a legendary captain of the Indian Cricket Team, inaugurated the match and spoke with the teams to motivate them and guide their performances to the optimum levels. Atul Wassan, a cricketer of the Indian team and well-known commentator, also graced the occasion to mentor the players. On being asked for an autograph by a player, Kapil Dev said, “I want to see the world requesting your autograph, not mine. That is the motive of this initiative.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIndia has an untapped bouquet of unlimited talent and skills which ‘Prasar’ has endeavored to bring into the public stage. This will motivate these players to overcome the challenges they face due to lack of resources, and this unique format and a bold initiative will also render an exercise in nation building and social engineering.To make the event a grand success, an open and transparent screening was conducted which witnessed a turnover of 750 youths in the age group of 16 years to 23 years from East, West, North and South Delhi regions. The trials that followed for a final selection yielded 300 young and talented boys who have undergone mentorship and guidance under Atul Wassan, Sanjeev Sharma, K. Hariharan and have also been given uniforms, cricket kits, and other amenities during the training period for free. The trained boys will now play in the cricket tournament being held in batches from February 14 to March 11, 2018. The opening ceremony was thrown open with stalwarts from the sport, speaking and motivating the young team members. This was followed with stellar performances by groups showcasing talent on the field providing wholesome entertainment to the audience. The winners in the tournament will then be sent to an international cricket academy for further training and the runners-up will be sent to cricket training academies all over India for special training. The entire training will be free of cost for the winners and the runners-up.Sudama Premier League is a lifetime opportunity to dream big and see these dreams take the form of reality.
May 28, 2013 422 Views Case-Shiller Indices Post Yearly Gains in All Cities Share Home prices posted their strongest yearly gain in almost seven years in March, with both the 10- and 20-city indices seeing double-digit gains, according to the “”Case-Shiller Home Price Indices””:http://www.standardandpoors.com/indices/articles/en/us/?articleType=PDF&assetID=1245352206402 released Tuesday. The national index, reported quarterly, was up 10.2 percent.[IMAGE]From February to March, prices increased in 15 of the 20 cities surveyed, falling in two and staying flat in the remaining three.Economists had forecast the 20-city index would rise slightly to 147.6, an increase of 0.7 percent for the month and 10.1 percent over March 2012.Month-over-month, the 10- and 20-city indices improved 1.4 percent in March, the fastest gain for each index since last July. The national index advanced 1.2 percent for the quarter.The 10- and 20-city indices have improved year-over-year for 10 straight quarters, the first time that├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós happened since 2006. The quarterly index has improved year-over-year for four straight quarters, also for the first time since 2006.The Case-Shiller surveys covered the same month for which the National Association of Realtors reported the median price of an existing single family home rose 6.2 percent.The three cities that showed no growth (and one of the cities in which prices fell for the month) were in the Midwest, indicating continuing struggles in the region.Nonetheless, the March report was an improvement over February, when prices rose in 11 cities while falling in eight. The three Midwestern cities in which prices were flat in March–Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit–had [COLUMN_BREAK]seen price declines in February. The price drop in Minneapolis in March, 1.1 percent, was steeper than the 0.8 percent in February. New York was the only other city in which prices fell in March, dropping 0.4 percent after increasing 0.4 percent in February.Chicago and Detroit each saw declines in household employment in March, while in Cleveland and Minneapolis, employment barely grew.Monthly price gains were led by San Francisco, where prices grew 3.9 percent to their highest level since July 2008. Prices increased 3.0 percent in Seattle to the highest they├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬óve been since August 2010. Las Vegas and Portland, meanwhile, each saw 2.7 percent gains (to their highest levels since May 2009 and August 2010, respectively), while Tampa experienced a 2.6 percent improvement (to its highest level since October 2009). Finally, prices also rose in Charlotte to a level not seen in years (a 2.4 percent gain to the highest point since December 2009).Every city surveyed showed annual price gain, led by Phoenix, where prices grew 22.5 percent; San Diego (up 22.2 percent); Las Vegas (up 20.6 percent); Atlanta (up 19.1 percent); and Detroit (up 18.5 percent).Overall, the 10-city index rose to 161.48, its highest level since August 2010, while the 20-city index improved to 148.65, also the highest level since July 2010. It was the fourth straight month-over-month gain for each index.While the report showed national strength, there were some regional weaknesses. Prices failed to grow in Chicago after six straight monthly declines; they dropped in Minneapolis for the third month in a row, and in New York, the price drop was the sixth in the last seven months. The price increase in Washington, D.C., was the first after six straight months of decline.The report, however, showed a steady improvement in prices in the West. Prices have increased in Phoenix for 18 straight months, in Los Angeles and San Francisco for 13 straight months, and in Las Vegas for 12 straight months. The 10-city index is down 28.6 percent from its June 2006 high of 226.29, and the 20-city index is off 28.0 percent from its July 2006 peak of 206.52._Hear Mark Lieberman Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. Eastern._ Agents & Brokers Appraisals Attorneys & Title Companies Existing-Home Sales Home Prices Home Values Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman National Association of Realtors Processing Realtor Association S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices Service Providers 2013-05-28 Mark Lieberman in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing
Categories: Roberts News,Roberts Photos 13May Rep. Roberts’ hunting bill signed by governor Legislative package redefines firearms Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation authored by state Rep. Brett Roberts that clarifies appropriate hunting practices. House Bill 4154 is Rep. Roberts’ first to be approved by both houses of the Legislature and signed into law by the governor.The bill, now Public Act 24 of 2015, is part of a package introduced by several lawmakers in an effort to redefine what constitutes a firearm. Antiquated laws that have been on the books for more than 60 years stipulated that pneumatic guns—such as pellet rifles that use no explosive power to discharge—fell under Michigan’s definition of a firearm. In an effort to become more consistent with federal law, the legislative package specifically excludes pneumatic weapons from Michigan’s interpretation of a firearm.“It simply doesn’t make sense that we can charge a minor with possession of a firearm for shooting a pellet gun at pop cans in his backyard,” said Rep. Roberts, R-Eaton Township. “The truth is that the former laws were outdated and needed some significant changes to reflect modern-day technology.”Other bills in the package signed into law included HBs 4151-4153, 4155, 4156 and SB 85.###
Categories: News,Noble News 16Jan Rep. Noble helps introduce Michigan House tax relief plan State Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth today introduced legislation to help provide substantial income tax relief for Michigan families.Noble is one of the primary sponsors in a package of bills to continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens.“Lowering taxes will make Michigan a better place to live and raise a family, and that’s what our work as legislators is supposed to be all about,” Noble said. “The money collected through taxes belongs to the people – not politicians. It’s time families and seniors get to keep more of it for themselves.”The package introduced today ensures Michigan taxpayers can continue claiming personal exemptions on income taxes after federal tax reforms signed into law last month. In addition, the legislation increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,300 for the 2018 tax year, with gradual increases reaching $4,800 for 2020.Noble’s bill specifically ensures taxpayers in Michigan cities with an income tax will continue to be able to claim exemptions in relation to the Michigan income tax, rather than the federal tax code.Other legislation in the package helps senior citizens in addition to the personal exemption increase. The legislation provides a $100 refundable income tax credit for a single filer age 62 or older – or $200 for joint filers.House Bills 5420-22 were referred to the Tax Policy Committee for consideration.###
Categories: Green News,News 07Mar Michigan House approves Rep. Green’s legislation benefiting outdoor recreation projects The Michigan House today approved State Rep. Phil Green’s legislation to support outdoor recreation and natural resource protection projects across the state.The vote is a key step toward final approval of Green’s measure providing $26 million for 34 recreational development projects and 30 land acquisition projects statewide, including one in Huron County. The money would come from the Natural Resources Trust Fund, which according to the Michigan Constitution can only be used to support these types of projects.“I’m glad to see the broad, bipartisan support this plan is receiving,” said Green, of Millington, after the House approved his bill by a 105-0 vote. “There’s something for everyone to embrace in this plan supporting our way of life here in Michigan. – including a love for the outdoors and our state’s natural beauty.”The project investments outlined in Green’s proposal were recommended by the Natural Resources Trust Fund Board in December. The recommendations are subject to approval by the Michigan Legislature, a process accomplished through Green’s legislation. House Bill 4244 next advances to the Senate for further consideration.The recommended project list includes developments or land acquisitions in many areas of the state. Included is $49,000 to buy property along Lake Huron and expand Lincoln Park in the city of Harbor Beach.Money in the Natural Resources Trust Fund comes from the development of minerals on state land and is distributed on an annual basis in partnership with local governments.
ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares January 21, 2014; Bangor Daily NewsIn 2012, the NPQ Newswire watched as a homeless bill of rights progressed through the Rhode Island legislature on its way to Governor Lincoln Chafee’s desk. The historic legislation prompted us to ask what a homeless bill of rights should contain.The idea of a homeless bill of rights has recently captured the attention and perhaps the imagination of many other localities and states. This month, Duluth, Minnesota passed a homeless bill of rights resolution, though both its sponsor, City Councilor Sharla Gardner, and the executive director of the city’s largest homeless shelter, Lee Stuart with CHUM, referred to the resolution as “symbolic.” In Vermont, state representative Kesha Ram, a Democrat, has introduced a homeless bill of rights bill, and in Hawaii, HB1889, introduced by state senator John Mizuno, another Democrat, would do the same.In the wake of Rhode Island’s bill, Connecticut also passed a homeless bill of rights law last year. In Connecticut, the enumerated rights of the homeless are as follows:Move freely in public spaces, including on public sidewalks, in public parks, on public transportation and in public buildings without harassment or intimidation from law enforcement officers in the same manner as other persons;Have equal opportunities for employment;Receive emergency medical care;Register to vote and to vote;Have personal information protected;Have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his or her personal property; andReceive equal treatment by state and municipal agencies.The proposed bill of rights in Hawaii contains the same list of rights. Like the homeless bill of rights that was enacted by the state of Illinois last year, the protections accorded the homeless appear to deal with the deprivation of services they face because of the lack of a permanent address. What these bills do not propose, even symbolically, is that the homeless have a right to that which would make them no longer homeless—a right to shelter or a right to housing.Sometimes, you have to wonder what the legislators might be thinking when they propose a homeless bill of rights. The sponsor of the pending Hawaiian legislation, State Senator Mizuno, was also the prime mover behind the state’s “Return to Home” program, designed to give some of the state’s 17,000 homeless one-way tickets out of the state. The theory of Mizuno and others is that it is cheaper for the state to hand out airline tickets to the homeless than to pay for their longer-term needs for housing and services. Mizuno’s ticket scheme might, if it were effective, reduce the numbers of the homeless in Hawaii, but wouldn’t do a thing to get at the causes of their homelessness.Hopefully, these homeless bill of rights initiatives can serve as broad-based mechanisms for educating the public about the conditions faced by homeless persons and for mobilizing advocates for the homeless to press for proven homeless housing programs such as Housing First. –Rick CohenShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares