Campaign ambassadors – including some individuals with retinal degenerative diseases – and celebrities nationwide are joining the Foundation Fighting Blindness this week for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign, the first social media initiative aimed at elevating awareness and accelerating research funding for retinal degenerative diseases.The Foundation has paired individuals who are affected by a retinal degenerative disease with celebrities, including Glee’s Harry Shum Jr., Diane Guerrero of Orange is the New Black and Justin Baldoni of Jane the Virgin, to demonstrate the difficulty in performing everyday tasks with vision impairment or loss. Other campaign ambassadors will include NASCAR drivers Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; former New York Governor David Patterson and basketball great Phil Ford.More than 10 million Americans and millions more worldwide are affected by retinal degenerative diseases – those that cause vision loss – including age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome. Yet blindness is far more broadly impactful – a recent study from JAMA Ophthalmology showed Americans rank losing eyesight as the worst thing that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of a limb, memory, hearing or speech.“We’re thrilled that so many leaders from the entertainment, sports and business community are joining us in taking the blindfold challenge,” said Bill Schmidt, chief executive officer at Foundation Fighting Blindness. “We hope it will give people a better understanding of what it is like to live with a blinding disease and ultimately inspire them to join us in the fight to find a cure.”The public is encouraged to get involved by clicking here to learn more about retinal degenerative diseases and make a donation. Individuals can also take the #HowEyeSeeIt blindfold challenge by creating a short video of themselves participating in an activity they love while blindfolded and sharing on their social media channels with the campaign hashtag #HowEyeSeeIt, tagging three friends to participate as well. The campaign will conclude on World Sight Day, October 13, 2016.“This campaign is personal for me and I am excited to be a part of it,” said campaign ambassador Christine Ha, the first blind contestant of MasterChef and winner of its third season in 2012. “I hope by sharing my story and what I’ve been able to accomplish will not only raise awareness and erase stigmas about diseases causing vision loss, but also give hope to those who are affected.”Partners in the campaign include MSNBC, Huffington Post, BounceX, Athletes For Hope, Dose, Little Things, The Skimm, Outfront Media, and the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes.
Just one hour a week of brisk walking may stave off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, according to a study unveiled on Monday. “This is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their independence. It’s very doable,” said Dorothy Dunlop, a professor at Northwestern University in the US. “This minimum threshold may motivate inactive older adults to begin their path towards a physically active lifestyle with the wide range of health benefits promoted by physical activity,” said Dunlop, lead author of the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainAbout two in five people with osteoarthritis – most of whom have it in their lower joints – develop disability limitations, researchers said. The study found an hour of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity allowed older adults to maintain their ability to perform daily tasks like getting dressed or cross a street before a traffic light walk signal changed. The weekly hour of exercise reduced their risk of mobility disability by 85 per cent and their risk of activities of daily living disability by almost 45 per cent. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFour years after the start of the study, 24 per cent of adults who did not get the weekly hour of brisk physical activity were walking too slowly to safely cross the street, and 23 per cent reported problems performing their morning routine. The researchers analysed four years of data from more than 1,500 adults in the national Osteoarthritis Initiative from Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Pawtucket, Rhode Island. All the adults had pain, aching or stiffness in lower extremity joints from osteoarthritis but were free of disability when they began the study. Their physical activity was monitored using accelerometers. “Our goal was to see what kind of activity would help people remain free of disability,” Dunlop said. Guidelines in the US recommend older adults with arthritis should participate in low-impact activity. For substantial health benefits including reducing the risk for heart disease and many other chronic diseases, these guidelines recommend older adults participate in at least 2.5 hours a week of moderate-intensity activity. However, that level of activity can be daunting for inactive older adults with lower extremity pain, Dunlop said. “We hope this new public health finding will motivate an intermediate physical activity goal. One hour a week is a stepping stone for people who are currently inactive. People can start to work towards that,” Dunlop said.
Gautam Buddh Nagar: With just a few days left for Gautam Buddh Nagar District to go polling, almost every party is trying hard to attract voters while their start campaigners are conducting public meet, road shows, rallies to seek votes for their candidate.On Sunday, Congress Party’s star campaigner and party General Secretary of western UP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, organised a Sadbhavna Sammelan in sector 51 of Noida. He further conducted a rally in Khurja area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderWhile campaigning for their candidate Dr Arvind Kumar Singh from Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha seat, Scindia trained guns on the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) citing that the BJP party has not fulfilled any of their promises and has only divided the country in the name of religion. “The BJP party has ignored issues of farmers and youth but has contributed to spread hatred in the country on the name of caste. The condition of youths in our country is deteriorating day by day and no possible solution has been made by the BJP to overcome the problem of unemployment,” said Scindia. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFurther targeting the government on farmer’s issues, Scindia said that the condition of farmers in our country is very miserable under the BJP rein. “Farm distress is a major issue in the region. People’s lands have been acquired, their compensations are either pending or are inadequate. The MSP (minimum support price) for crops is low, the situation needs to be improved,” added Scindia. Speaking on the occasion, Congress candidate Arvind Kumar Singh said their party will have a 17-point agenda for Gautam Buddh Nagar, including jobs, farm distress, flat buyers’ issues, private school fees regulation and women safety among priorities. He assured the locals youths to create 30 per cent reservation in jobs for local candidates.
Rabat – Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) has received the “Top Performers RSE 2018” trophy for obtaining high scores in client services.The 5th Top Performers RSE was jointly organized by Vigeo Eiris agency and the Casablanca stock market in Casablanca on September 27.The trophy is granted to companies listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange or issuers of bonds that have earned the highest scores in “information for clients,” “responsible orientation of contracts and respect of clients’ rights,” and “equitable treatment of shareholders.” Vigeo Eiris specified the factors.
The 2012 CCOVI Lecture Series continues this week with a free talk on the topic of resveratrol.Resveratrol is a compound found in certain plants and plant products, including red wine, which has antioxidant and other properties believed to be beneficial to health.Jeffrey Stuart, associate professor of Biological Sciences at Brock, will deliver a talk, entitled “Investigating resveratrol’s anti-cancer and neuroprotective effects.”This lecture takes place Wednesday, April 18 at 3 p.m. in IH313. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.The lecture will also be available via live webcast.
Opening the session, Kim Hak-Su, Executive-Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), said prospects for the region in 2005 indicate a slowdown in economic growth as the external environment weakens but “increased macroeconomic stability and external strength should enable ESCAP economies to withstand most shocks while working to reduce poverty.”With these challenges in mind delegates discussed a variety of issues under the session’s theme, “Implementing the Monterrey Consensus in the Asian and Pacific Region: Achieving Coherence and Consistency.” The Monterrey Consensus is the landmark agreement adopted by the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development. It calls for the resources to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the conditions that will enable freer trade, more foreign investment, debt relief and efficient government.The session is scheduled to run through 18 May and will, among other things, aim to mobilize the international community to raise crucial investment in the social and economic infrastructure of small Asia-Pacific countries. The ministers and senior officials from 62 member and associate countries and territories will also discuss pro-poor growth, identification and promotion of good practices, strengthening the capacity of poor communities, and provision of basic services and tourism for the poor.The Commission’s Special Body on Least Developed and Landlocked Developing Countries, which met in Bangkok early this week, appealed for increased efforts to facilitate the movement of labour for cross-border supply of services, especially among the low-skilled, to spur economic growth for the poor. The body representing the region’s poorest countries also called for “meaningful commitments” from countries affected and requested ESCAP to study how to facilitate the intra- and inter-regional movement of labour.Meanwhile, the 2005 Asia-Pacific Business Forum is set to open tomorrow in the Thai capital, with more than 300 participants from 20 countries joining UN delegations to discuss the role of corporate responsibility and improving the climate for business in the wake of the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.Following the opening ceremony of the three-day meeting there will be a signing ceremony where 10 regional business interests will join the UN Global Compact. The Compact, an inter-agency initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000, calls on corporations, large and small, in any country, to observe the four declarations of the International Labour Organization (ILO) upholding corporate responsibility and five other principles involving the environment and human rights.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto stock market advances; commodities rise on strong Chinese trade data by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 10, 2013 4:33 pm MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Thursday, led by mining stocks as strong Chinese trade data pushed prices for oil and copper higher.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 77.5 points to 12,599.74 while the TSX Venture Exchange was ahead 10.97 points at 1,240.08.The Canadian dollar rose 0.32 of a cent to 101.57 cents US.China’s export growth more than quadrupled in December from the previous month to 14.1 per cent, while imports rose six per cent after no growth in November. Meanwhile, the country’s trade surplus unexpectedly surged to $31.6 billion in the month, leaving the 2012 total at $232 billion, the widest since 2008.In New York, the Dow Jones industrials was up 80.71 points at 13,471.22, the Nasdaq was 15.95 points higher at 3,121.76 and the S&P 500 index added 11.1 points to a fresh, five-year high of 1,472.12.The trade figures are good news since they indicate that China is gradually emerging from its worst economic downturn since the 2008 global crisis. Factory output and other activity also improved in the final quarter of 2012, but analysts say a recovery is still shaky for the world’s second-largest economy.The World Bank and private sector forecasters expect growth of about eight per cent in 2012 and about 7.5 per cent this year. That would be stronger than the West and Japan but China’s weakest performance since the 1990s.Hopes for higher demand pushed up commodity prices. Strong demand for commodities from China in the past has pushed prices for oil and metals higher and also supported energy and mining stocks on the resource-intensive TSX.“It’s the big driver, isn’t it? And more so for Canada than anywhere,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates.“In many ways, the two most important drivers of global growth (China and the U.S.) are certainly trending with a positive bias to growth. And Europe will still present some headline risk but they matter less and less compared to the two engines of growth.”The base metals sector gained 1.91 per cent as March copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange advanced four cents to US$3.71 a pound. China is the world’s biggest consumer of the metal. Capstone Mining (TSX:CS) advanced 26 cents or 10.16 per cent to C$2.82 on heavy volume of 10 million shares as fourth-quarter and full-year production met earlier guidance. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) ran up 87 cents to $37.73.Gold prices also climbed with the February contract up $22.50 to US$1,678 an ounce, pushing the gold sector ahead about 2.2 per cent. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) climbed $1.26 to C$36.68 while Iamgold Inc. (TSX:IMG) gained 20 cents to $10.73.The energy sector was ahead 0.44 per cent while the February crude contract gained 72 cents to US$93.82 after earlier hitting a three-month high of US$94.70 a barrel. Prices also got a boost from a report that Saudi Arabia cut its crude production by nearly five per cent last month to the lowest level in 19 months.Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) was 31 cents higher at C$33.58 while Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) advanced 51 cents to $26.69.The information technology sector gained 1.4 per cent with Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) ahead 39 cents to $11.79.The rise came after executives at three of the top U.S. cellphone carriers — Verizon Communications, AT&T Inc and T-Mobile USA — said that they would support RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 products, which are to be launched Jan. 30.Shares in technology company Sandvine Corp. (TSX:SVC) surged 9.68 per cent to $1.70 as it said revenue hit US$27.5 million in the fourth quarter, up 26 per cent from a year earlier and $4 million above analyst estimates. The company, which reports in U.S. currency, had $6.5 million or 4.6 cents per share of net income.The industrials sector also made headway as Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) said improved debt markets will allow the transportation giant to raise US$2 billion. That word came nearly two months after it was forced to delay its money-raising effort aimed at helping to fund a string of development programs led by the CSeries airplane. Its shares were up nine cents to $3.99.Optimism over the fourth-quarter earnings season also helped drive up indexes now that the U.S. fiscal crisis has briefly faded to the background.Alcoa Inc. kicked off the fourth-quarter corporate earnings season Tuesday with a positive earnings report and outlook.On Friday, traders will concentrate on the financial sector with bank Wells Fargo set to report earnings. Analysts look for earnings per share of 89 cents, up from 73 cents a year ago.In Canada, Astral Media Inc. (TSX:ACM.A) said Thursday that its first-quarter profit was $59.6 million or $1.05 per share, beating analyst estimates. Revenue rose to $274.5 million, which was about $3 million below analyst estimates but higher than a year before. The company has a friendly deal with BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE), which is seeking regulatory approval to buy Astral for about $3.38 billion. Astral edged up 31 cents to $47.21.Canadian pharmaceutical chain Jean Coutu Group (TSX:PJC.A) on Thursday reported stronger sales and a quarterly profit that beat analyst estimates by a penny per share.Net profit was $56.2 million or 26 cents per share while revenue was $716.6 million, up $16.5 million from a year earlier, which was in line with analyst estimates and its shares advanced 35 cents to $14.57.
Stock photo by Mike Tarasko Posted Mar 10, 2017 6:43 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Councillors ask for tax breaks for Calgary’s bingo halls A couple of councillors are hoping to dab-out taxes for bingo halls in Calgary.Councillors Gian-Carlo Carra and Andre Chabot are submitting a notice of motion Monday calling for the change.The motion points out the three bingo halls in the city are run by not-for-profit organizations and raise money for over 100 charitable organizations.It calls for the city to cancel the municipal portion of the taxes for the bingo halls starting this year, as long as the owners of the buildings promise to pass the savings onto the bingo operators.
Perilya and CBH Resources will merge their businesses to create a globally significant producer of both lead and zinc. The merger will be implemented via interdependent schemes of arrangement for the acquisition of all the CBH ordinary shares and CBH convertible notes by Perilya and will result in the Broken Hill line of lode having a single owner for the first time in its history resulting in material operational efficiencies.The combined group will have a more flexible and diversified production base through multi-mine operations at Broken Hill, Endeavor and Flinders and will have a strong development pipeline including the Panorama and Mount Oxide projects and the Hera deposit, according to Perilya.Prior to CBH shareholders voting on the merger, certain pre-development assets of CBH including Mineral Hill, Sorby Hills and Constance Range will be separated into a new company, Kimberley Metals, and its shares will be distributed to CBH shareholders by way of capital reduction.Under the terms of the merger, CBH shareholders will receive:1 Perilya ordinary share for every 3 CBH shares1 Perilya option for every 20 CBH sharesShares in Kimberley Metals, expected to be approximately 1 Kimberley Metals share for each 9.2 CBH shares.Based on the volume weighted average of the trading prices on ASX of Perilya and CBH for the month leading up to and including 19 March 2008, and the value of the Perilya option, the merger would provide a premium to CBH shareholders of approximately 27%.In the absence of a superior proposal, the merger was unanimously recommended by the board of CBH. CBH’s directors were to vote all the shares they personally held in favour of the deal.Toho Zinc Co, CBH’s largest holder of shares and CBH Notes, has indicated that it supports the merger in the absence of a superior proposal and any material change in circumstances.Patrick O’Connor, Perilya’s current Chairman, will become Chairman of the combined group. Stephen Dennis, Jim Wall and a representative of Toho will join the board of the new company. The senior management team of the combined group will be led by Stephen Dennis, currently Chief Executive Officer of CBH with the remainder of the company management to be drawn from the management talent of both companies.
← Previous Story Raul Santos to VfL Gummersbach Next Story → Lekic and Radicevic leaving Gyori – Vardar Skopje is the next destination? Croatia wins third bronze medal in a row after victory over Slovenia 31:26 (14:13) in “San Jordi” hall in Barcelona. Team of Slavko Goluza was better rival in this clash with “former brothers” and broke resistance of the opponent in the beginning of the second half with series 7:0. After Slovenian playmaker Bezjak got red card (21:14), winner was known and in the last 15 minutes has been seen match without results pressure. Duvnjak and Cupic were the best scorers with 8 goals, while Alilovic had solid role between the posts. In Slovenian team, Primoz Prost with 16 saves was the only one on the necessary level.STATISTICSAfter Belgrade and London, Croatia continues bronze series…
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Commission of Audit, which has been formed by the federal government to identify opportunities to sell public assets and slash government spending, has held meetings with SBS, as revealed at a Senate enquiry by Tony Shepherd, head of the audit body. Tony Shepherd refused to comment on a suggestion by New South Wales Labor Senator Sam Dastyari that the only reason he had to meet with SBS representatives was because the network was either ‘on the block’ for sale or in order to investigate how to implement SBS’s partially private funding model to the ABC. Mr Shepherd said SBS, Australia’s second public broadcaster, which receives two-thirds of its $270 million funding from the federal government, initiated the meeting, however an SBS spokesperson would not comment on any details. The Commission of Audit is due to file an interim report to the federal government by the end of this month. Medibank Private, Australia Post, and other public utilities are candidates for privatisation, as the Abbott government is preparing the ground for sell offs in order to, as it claims, raise funds and reduce the deficit. Source: Fairfax Media
Load More The event was celebrated at the Adelson Advanced Education Centre and included the presence of MGTO Deputy Director Ricky Hoi and the Chief of Staff of Sands China Limited, Grant Chum, among other personalities.Sands Retail Academy provides service training for retail professionals, including employees of the tenants of shopping malls under Sands China Limited, the MGTO said. Sands Retail Academy was established in 2013.Diversifying and enriching the local consumption offer as an alternative to gaming is key for the local industry to adapt to a tourist market that is evolving from a VIP profile towards the mass market.MGTO said that the total spending (excluding gaming expenses) of visitors in the second quarter of 2018 was MOP$16.5 billion, a year-on-year increase of 20%. Shopping constituted 46.3% of visitor expenditure. RelatedPosts Sands China to open first Four Seasons suites this year as premium mass ambitions grow Hong Kong artist Astrid Chan shared her insights into branding with around 100 Macau retailers on Thursday in the first workshop organized by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) in collaboration with Sands Retail Academy.The training session opened the “Celebrity Mentor” Workshop Series and was focused on personal branding, tackling matters as how to develop a brand, design a professional image and master workplace etiquette, the MGTO said in a press release. Sands China launches Hato Education Sponsorship Fund Independent Sands China director resigns
More than a third (37%) of absence notifications in 2014 were due to mental health issues, according to figures from Legal and General.Its figures, which are based on employee absences notifications received last year, also revealed that 80% of staff who had mental health-related absences could return to work within the deferred period.It also found:£860,000 was paid to employers in 2014 for early employee absence notifications.Staff working in the financial and insurance sectors were most likely to be affected by mental health issues, with almost half (47%) of absences relating to this sector.Legal and General arranged and funded 7,200 psycological treatment sessions for staff.Vanessa Sallows, benefits director at Legal and General, said: ”In recent years, we’ve seen that mental health issues have become the main reason to absence notifications receive and claims paid. “We’re paying more to employers for early notifications and funding more treatments so more people are able to return to work before their absence becomes a claim, which is good for employees and their employer.”
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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. ‘Dune’ spiced up for ‘Legendary’ TV and movie comeback Guardians could lose Drax if Disney doesn’t use James Gunn’s script Avengers: Endgame trailers won’t reveal details past film’s first 15 minutes $999 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET Dave Bautista, seen here as Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, is taking a role in the sci-fi classic Dune. Disney/Marvel Dave Bautista is ready to spice up his career. The actor, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, has signed on to the reboot of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune, a representative confirmed on Monday.The news was first reported by Variety.Back in 2016, Legendary acquired TV and film rights to Herbert’s iconic 1965 novel. Those who didn’t read the book and its sequels may know the series best from David Lynch’s 1984 film, which starred Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides. While it later attained cult status, the film flopped with critics and at the box office. But many praise the complex and imaginative world of the books, which feature a fictional drug called Melange and known as “the spice,” as well as the dangerous sandworms that attack those who try to harvest it. Comments Read the AirPods review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit $155 at Google Express Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. Sprint Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read the Rylo camera preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $60 at Best Buy $6 at Tidal $210 at Best Buy DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. See at Amazon Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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. $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review 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. 32 Photos 1 The Cheapskate Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Angela Lang/CNET Tags $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Related stories 7 Sarah Tew/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Turo See It See at Turo Rylo 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. $299 at Amazon See it See It Bautista should have some time to delve in to the world of Dune. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is in limbo after director James Gunn was fired for past off-color tweets, then moved on to rival DC. Bautista has been perhaps one of the most outspoken cast members protesting Gunn’s departure.But Guardians 3 isn’t itself dead, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed at Sunday’s Golden Globes. No release date or details have been given for the Dune project, which is being directed and co-written by Denis Villeneuve, who helmed Blade Runner 2049, and will star Timothee Chalamet. See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Amazon $999 Comment Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Boost Mobile Read DJI Osmo Action preview Best Buy $999 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 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). Share your voice Share your voice TV and Movies,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 $520 at HP Apple iPhone XS Chris Monroe/CNET
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: S Hubrig et al. Magnetic and pulsational variability of Przybylski’s star (HD 101065), Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2018). DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty889Magnetic and pulsational variability of Przybylski’s star (HD101065) arXiv:1804.07260 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1804.07260 AbstractSince its discovery more than half a century ago Przybylski’s star (HD101065) continues to excite the astronomical community by the unusual nature of its spectrum, exhibiting exotic element abundances. This star was also the first magnetic chemically peculiar A-type star for which the presence of rapid oscillations was established. Our analysis of newly acquired and historic longitudinal magnetic field measurements indicates that Przybylski’s star is also unusual with respect to its extremely slow rotation. Adopting a dipolar structure for the magnetic field and using a sine wave fit to all reported longitudinal magnetic field values over the last 43yr, we find a probable rotation period P_rot ~ 188yr, which however has to be considered tentative as it does not represent a unique solution and has to be verified by future observations. Additionally, based on our own spectropolarimetric material obtained with HARPSpol, we discuss the impact of the anomalous structure of its atmosphere, in particular of the non-uniform horizontal and vertical distributions of chemical elements on the magnetic field measurements and the pulsational variability. Anomalies related to the vertical abundance stratification of Pr and Nd are for the first time used to establish the presence of a radial magnetic field gradient. © 2018 Phys.org Magnetic fields discovered in two hot evolved stars European astronomers have conducted a study of Przybylski’s star and found that it takes almost 200 years to fully rotate on its own axis. The finding, which could have implications for the understanding of chemically peculiar stars, is reported April 19 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print repository. Journal information: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society LSD Stokes I (bottom), Stokes V (middle), and diagnostic null (N) spectra (top) obtained for HD 101065 on four nights between 2015 and 2017. The LSD spectra were calculated using eight different line lists, indicated in each panel. For each panel, spectra for 2015 June 5, 2016 June 16, 2017 June 4, and 2017 June 7 are shown from bottom to top; the last three are shifted upwards for better visibility. The LSD Stokes I, Stokes V, and diagnostic null (N) spectra at the top show all four spectra overplotted. Credit: Hubrig et al., 2018. Explore further Citation: Przybylski’s star is an extremely slow rotator, study finds (2018, May 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-przybylski-star-extremely-rotator.html Located some 370 light years away from the Earth, Przybylski’s star (also known as HD 101065) is a rapidly oscillating Ap star (a type of chemically peculiar star) in the constellation of Centaurus. The star has been the subject of numerous observations, as it fascinates astronomers mainly due to its exotic chemical composition. However, although many of basic properties of Przybylski’s star have been uncovered by previous studies, its rotation period remains a mystery. What is known is that in general, Ap stars could have rotation periods ranging from a half-day to even 300 years.Now, a team of astronomers led by Swetlana Hubrig of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam in Germany, presents a new research regarding Przybylski’s star, which focuses on magnetic and pulsational variability of this object. The study, based on observations performed between June 2015 and June 2017 with the use of the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher polarimeter (HARPSpol) at ESO’s 3.6 m telescope in Chile, has also found that the star, besides its chemical peculiarity, is also unusual when it comes to its rotation.”Our analysis of newly acquired and historic longitudinal magnetic field measurements indicates that Przybylski’s star is also unusual with respect to its extremely slow rotation,” the researchers wrote in the paper.Hubrig’s team found that the probable length of the rotation period of Przybylski’s star is about 188 years. This calculation was made by analyzing all available longitudinal magnetic field measurements and adopting a dipolar structure of the magnetic field of the star.However, the researchers underlined that the estimates made by them are tentative and need further studies to confirm them. Therefore, they added that their findings regarding the rotation period should not be considered as a unique solution at the moment.”Our estimation of a 188 yr period should thus not be considered as a unique solution, given the time coverage of the longitudinal magnetic field measurements of 43 yr, which represents a lower limit on the true rotation period of HD 101065,” the paper reads.According to astronomers, the discovery of a very long rotation period of Przybylski’s star along with the previous detection of slow rotation in six other magnetic Ap stars suggests the possible existence of other not yet identified slowly rotating Ap stars.They concluded that further observations of such stars could be very important in improving our knowledge about their formation and processes behind their slow rotation. These processes are not yet identified by astronomers. It is generally assumed that Ap stars are slow rotators because of magnetic braking and that most of the angular momentum is lost in the pre-main-sequence phase.
COMITÁN, Mexico – Subcomandante Marcos, the mysterious masked leader of Mexico’s Zapatista rebels, bowed out Sunday as chief of the 20-year-old movement in what he described vaguely as “internal changes.”Marcos made the announcement one day after making his first public appearance in five years in the southern state of Chiapas, attending a ceremony for a fallen comrade while puffing on his trademark pipe and wearing an eye patch.“At 2:08 a.m. on May 25, 2014, at the southwestern combat front of the EZLN, I declare that the one known as Insurgent Subcommander Marcos no longer exists,” he said in a 10-page statement.“The voice of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) will no longer come from my voice,” Marcos said.The enigmatic rebel, whose movement emerged in Chiapas state on Jan. 1, 1994 demanding greater rights for its indigenous communities, denied rumors that he was sick.He said his decision to step aside was the result of “internal changes” within the EZLN, but he did not elaborate.In his statement, Marcos says the “chief and spokesman” of the EZLN is now Moises, who was promoted to “subcomandante” in February.“The handover of command is not due to illness or death, not to an internal shift, purge or purification,” the statement said. Subcomandante Marcos, wearing his trademark ski mask, holds a U.S.-made CAR-15 assault rifle as he talks to reporters from Agence France-Presse during an exclusive interview in the jungle surrounding La Realidad in the Mexican state of Chiapas on Aug. 20, 1997. Oriana Elicabe/AFPMarcos reappeared Saturday in front of some 3,000 rebels and supporters attending a ceremony in the town of La Realidad for José Luis Solís López, an EZLN member who was reportedly killed in a clash with a farmers’ group.Authorities have identified Marcos as Rafael Sebastián Guillén, a former philosophy professor who was born in the northern state of Tamaulipas and taught at Mexico City’s National Autonomous University.Marcos said the EZLN had fueled rumors of his illnesses to its benefit.“The last great trick of the hologram was to fake a terminal illness and deaths,” he said in the statement marked by his usual sardonic tone.“Those who loved and hated Subcomandante Marcos now know that they hated and loved a hologram.”The impact of his decision on the EZLN remains to be seen.Once a darling of the international media, Marcos has shunned the spotlight, communicating via statements. He last appeared in public in 2009.It was not Marcos but a Zapatista named Commander Hortensia who gave the main speech at an event marking the rebellion’s 20th anniversary on Jan. 1. Zapatista women take part of the funeral of teacher and Zapatista leader José Luis Solís López on May 24, 2014 in La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico. Solís López was murdered on May 2 in undisclosed circumstances. Elizabeth Ruíz/AFPBrief conflictTaking its name from 1910 revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, the EZLN appeared the same day that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force on New Year’s Day 1994.The rebellion sparked a 12-day conflict with the federal government that left dozens of people dead.A peace pact was signed in 1996, but the Zapatistas’ demands were never met.Tired of waiting for the government, the Zapatistas created their own autonomous justice, health and education systems in five “caracoles,” or shells, that oversee more than 30 communities.While NAFTA has transformed Mexico into a manufacturing power, almost half the population lives in poverty, and Chiapas remains the country’s poorest state. Facebook Comments Related posts:Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violence Mexico sets greenhouse gas target for UN climate talks Mexico indigenous group sees racism in Coca-Cola ad Slain Mexico mayor sacrificed herself to save family
Australian children become disinterested and bored after just 23 minutes of driving, according to new research commissioned by in-car product supplier TomTom. With the impending summer holidays just around the corner, families will be taking to the roads for long-haul car journeys. Of the nine countries surveyed, research revealed that Australian children had the least patience. The average time taken to lose interest amongst all respondents was 27 minutes. Methods used by mothers to avoid boredom included making up games (74 percent), offering treats and rewards (52 percent) and even lying about the time left to travel (24 percent).“Whilst we can’t stop children getting bored, we can make sure family journeys are as short as possible by getting you to your destination faster,” TomTom managing director Corinne Vigreux said. The survey was conducted by research company Ipsos MORI, targeting mothers in the United Kingdom, US, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain. Image Source: Fairfax Media Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T
A northwestern Arizona tribe, Hualapai, is preparing to welcome the one-millionth visitor to its signature tourist attraction, the glass bridge that hangs over the Grand Canyon.The bridge had seen a major uptick in attendance in 2015, pushing visitation to the seven-figure milestone.Tourism operations at the location are managed by the tribe’s Grand Canyon Resort Corporation. Corporation spokesman David Leibowitz said nearly 120,000 more people visited the bridge last year than in 2014.Leibowitz reported that the millionth visitor will be receiving gifts and pictures as part of the celebration.
New Home Purchase Applications Down Again in September Builder data tracked by the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://mba.org/default.htm (MBA) indicates mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased from August to September. [IMAGE]MBA’s monthly Builder Application Survey (BAS), which uses application volume from mortgage subsidiaries of homebuilders, suggests new home purchase application volume declined 1 percent month-over-month in September. The decline does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.By product type, conventional loans accounted for 68.4 percent of loan applications, up 0.6 percentage points from August, while the share of loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) fell the same amount to 16.6 percent. The percentage of loans insured by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was flat at 13.9 percent. Rural government-backed loans made up 1.1 percent of volume, up slightly over the prior month. The top three states for new home purchase application volume were Texas, Florida, and California, where volume increased month-over-month by 5.6 percent, 1.6 percent, and 15.5 percent, respectively. Year-over-year, applications for new home purchases increased by 12.4 percent in Texas and 10.7 percent in Florida while falling 5.1 percent in California.Using information from the BAS and assumptions regarding market coverage, MBA estimates sales of new single-family homes ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 459,000 in September; sales were estimated at an unadjusted 36,000 for the month. The average loan size for new homes was up about $5,250 last month, increasing to $289,650. October 10, 2013 538 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Sales Homebuilders Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Service Providers 2013-10-10 Tory Barringer in Origination Share
You might also be interested in LPS ’19 preview: South Africa anticipates challeng … Sumit Saran of SS Associates discusses the U.S. pear deal underway, expectations for Washington apple imports and the results of a multi-faceted Chilean kiwifruit campaign. Retail promotions have started in earnest for U.S. pear imports in India following early trials of new varieties and an influencer tie-up with a leading celebrity chef to raise interest in the fruit.Sumit Saran, who represents industry body Pear Bureau Northwest promoting USA Pears in India through his consultancy SS Associates, says this is the first time in four years that the U.S. has seen a full-sized crop. In June the U.S. Northwest Pear Bureau forecast the harvest would be up to 18.9 million boxes, but that estimate has since been revised upward to 20.2 million boxes .The represents growth of around a quarter year-on-year and the fourth-largest pear crop in the country’s history. Sumit Saran of SS Associates.”So it’s a very big crop and we are pushing very hard. So far so good,” says the former Future Group executive.”We have tied up with a big influencer in India, India’s top chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who is looking to get the word out to consumers and followers across the country.”Click here to see Sanjeev’s Facebook video, in a mix of Hindi and English with a USA Pears representative. “We are also doing a lot of media with newspapers, magazines and radio, plus there are retail promotions with all major retailers. We hope for a good result,” says Saran.He said the first trial promotions started with early season varieties Bartlett and Starkrimson in September and October.”Starkrimson actually came in for the first time, so we did some promotions with that to get it off the ground,” he says.”But our primary focus in the case of USA pears will be green and red Anjous. That’s what is just starting so from now until March we will focus on them.”The quality of the product is excellent, the first arrivals have been very good and retail promotions are just kicking in as we are speaking.”The fruit is also being promoted through India’s leading online fruit and vegetable seller, Big Basket, which since earlier this year has been majority owned by Chinese conglomerate Alibaba. Varietal changes afoot for Washington apples in IndiaSaran also represents the Washington Apple Commission in India, but given the inter-governmental nature of his work he is reluctant to speak directly about tariffs imposed on U.S. apples, which were to be lifted from 50% to 75% in September but the date has been postponed until Dec. 17.What he can say though is that Washington apples are not being promoted aggressively at the moment, and this is partly due to domestic competition and a “comparatively small start” with a smaller crop.”We are waiting for domestic fruit to move out a little bit, and when our season has a clear window – say from February onwards to June-July – that’s when we’re planning a lot of wholesale,retail, social and digital media promotions,” he says.”The [Indian] harvest is in August-September. Indian apples are in the market at least till February – there have been some reports here and there of inclement weather, but overall it seems like there is a lot of Indian fruit.”The good quality Indian apples are also very good, so they actually also target the upper consumer section.”He says while the primary cultivar that Washington ships to India is Red Delicious, SS Associates and the Washington Apple Commission have made efforts to increase the varietal mix in what became its second-largest export market after Mexico last year.”We made a lot of effort for varietal push last year – I would say from a 99% Red Delicious market, it changed to about 88% Red Delicious,” he says.The balance has comprised varieties like Gala, a considerable amount of Fuji and some Cripps Pink. Washington Fujis have been given a particular advantage by the fact Chinese apples – which traditionally have had a strong Fuji presence – are blocked from the market.”While our focus still remains with Red Delicious which is still a premium product and very important for our industry here, one of the side impacts we try to make is convincing buyers and wholesalers that Washington is the only source where you can get four or five varieties,” he says.”I now know people who will get one container of Red Delicious and one container with a mixed load of varieties. That’s a growing trend and I think that will only get stronger.”While Saran does not personally engage with branded varieties, he sees greater opportunity for them through the fast rise of modern retail.”We are seeing the first steps and I will not discount it,” he says.Saran highlights how in the past modern retail promotions only provided “good brand building and a photo opportunity” but did not really impact volume.”But now over the last two or three years, modern retail growth is actually now substantial enough to make differences to volumes, and some retailers are now also getting into direct sourcing,” he says.”One of the things the retailers are realizing is irrespective of how slow or fast they grow, roadside retail is not going anywhere in India; that is just too big and to spread out, even though the growth is fast and the percentage of modern retail has gone from 2-3% to now nearly 8-10%.”All the retailers are realizing they need to be different from the roadside vendor to be successful. And varietals are a key aspect there.”Chilean kiwifruit imports double after tripartite campaignThe final numbers are yet to come in from a marketing campaign that SS Associates ran for Chilean kiwifruit in India this year, but Saran can safely say imports have more than doubled on last year. “It was a very unique campaign where ProChile contributed to it from the Chilean Government side, the Chilean exporters contributed to the campaign through the Chilean Kiwifruit Committee, and three leading Indian importers (IG International, NGK Trading and Aayush Impex) also contributed,” says Saran.”It kicked off in June-July and took it for two or three months partnering with wholesale, retailers and online. We have seen tremendous success in year one and we’re looking to build on that.”Compared to imports of 5,109 metric tons (MT) in 2016-17, which represented a year-on-year increase of 59%, Saran says figures in 2018 have crossed the 10,000MT mark.”Chile has a 50% duty advantage over any other origin – India and Chile have a preferential trade agreement where kiwifruit from the rest of the world clears at a basic customs duty of 30% while kiwifruit from Chile pays 15%,” he says, clarifying that for other supplying nations the duty is at 30%,” Saran says.”That’s a very major thing. What we did was put that information out to importers, wholesalers and retailers, and then started the consumer campaign and started simultaneously with wholesale and online.”In terms of modern retail the campaign partnered with chains like Reliance Fresh, Star Bazaar in North and West India and Kovai Pashamudir Nilayam (KPN) in South India.In addition, Chilean kiwifruit were also promoted with cash and carry wholesale operators like Walmart India and Reliance Market, while a major campaign was also conducted with online retailer Big Basket through its ‘Fresho’ brand.”Very few people were aware how to eat or get the kiwifruit ripened, so we actually did a lot of education in that space also – sometimes what happens is that retailers want a very hard fruit which is not necessarily the best tasting fruit for the consumer,” he says.”We embedded a video on Big Basket’s website on how to ripen kiwifruit at home.”We kept it more broad-based, reaching consumers by partnering with retail companies and connecting in concert with PR, social media, digital media. We did a press launch and we also did some major PR and communication outreach with journalists.”And just like SS Associates is doing now with USA Pears, the kiwifruit partnership also partnered with Sanjeev Kapoor.”The big challenge that we were trying to overcome is that kiwifruit has essentially become like a garnishing fruit. Our effort was to make it a snack, and that’s an area that we need to concentrate and work harder on,” he says.He adds kiwifruit have also been positioned as a remedy against certain kinds of diseases. While it is not a scientifically proven claim and not supported by the medicinal community, there is a widely held belief that kiwifruit can be used as a remedy against Dengue Fever.”The kiwifruit marketing we would like to do for Chilean kiwifruit is to make it a healthy snack which people can consume any time, and not just necessarily link it to medicine or a pretty fruit for garnishing,” he says. “I am a big believer that it’s really not about a piece of the pie; it’s about the size of the pie. And we want to make sure that we take Chilean kiwifruit as much as possible into tier one, tier two and tier three cities.” In this first year the fruit was taken to the tier one cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, while some fruit also made it to tier two cities.”There is equally large consumption coming out of placed like Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Calcutta – it’s quite widespread.”That’s one big difference between India and many other parts of the world – there is no rich city or poor city here. Every city has its own set of rich and poor, so while you may be in a very high-end area of Mumbai or Delhi, poverty will still stare in your face.”What we see that in smaller towns and cities, there are enough people who have the money but not enough avenues to spend. If we are able to get our products to them and couple it with awareness campaign about the goodness of the product, the potential is huge.”India is a very heterogenous market, so there is room for all kinds of grades and all kinds of sizes.” Golden Bay Fruit creates “One of a Kind” show … November 28 , 2018 U.S.: ‘Apples are often on the tariff carousel’, s … U.S.: Fire at Washington warehouse causes US$8M in …