Two new balls in ODIs is a perfect recipe for disaster: Tendulkar

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a40.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2040/IMG16218.jpg" alt="first_img" />England recently scored 481 to break their own record for the highest ODI score in men’s cricket and that has got Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar worried for the health of the gentleman’s game.Concerned by a spate of run fests recently, Tendulkar has criticised the use of two new balls in ODIs, saying it is “a perfect recipe for disaster”.Mostly a reticent commentator, Tendulkar shared his point of view after watching England batsmen go on a rampage against Australia in the last two ODIs.”Having 2 new balls in one day cricket is a perfect recipe for disaster as each ball is not given the time to get old enough to reverse. We haven’t seen reverse swing, an integral part of the death overs, for a long time,” Tendulkar tweeted from his official handle.England posted a world record 481/6 against Australia in the third ODI, bettering their own record of 444 vs Pakistan. In the next ODI, England chased down a target of 312 inside 45 overs.Tendulkar’s view was endorsed by Pakistan’s legendary master of reverse swing Waqar Younis.”Reason why we don’t produce many attacking fast bowlers..They all very defensive in their approach…always looking for change ups..totally agree with you Sachin reverse swing is almost vanished,” Younis tweeted in response Tendulkar.The Master Blaster isn’t only only concerned about the concerned by the kind of runs teams are scoring in ODIs.”To see almost 500 runs scored in 50 overs in England is scaring me ..about the health of the game and where it’s going,” former India captain Sourav Ganguly had tweeted, which he has since deleted.advertisement The ICC had introduced two new balls from two ends after amending its playing rules back in October 2011.Interestingly, BCCI was one board that protested the move questioning the diminishing role of spinners due to this new rule tweak.However, ICC has stuck to it in its efforts to make the game batsman-friendly.The logic given was the discolouration of the white ball during the end of the innings and batsmen not being able to sight it properly especially in the dusty sub-continental conditions under lights.The current rule means that the white kookaburra is bowled for only 25 overs from one end.Therefore when the spinners, who are introduced in the middle overs, are handed the ball, they effectively bowl with a ball that is hardly 8 to 9 overs old.Even by the time, a spinner finishes his spell, the ball is still only 20 overs old.Therefore, unlike earlier era, the ball doesn’tt get soft, which would make it difficult for the batsmen to hit through the line like they do nowadays at the back-end of the innings.The chance of reverse swing has decreased even further with the use of two new balls.(With inputs from PTI)<img src="http://a19.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2019/IMG2019.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8145"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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We need to put more emphasis on sports: Akshay Kumar

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a17.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2017/IMG1607.jpg" alt="first_img" />Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar says people need to put more emphasis on sports in India.”As a country, we need to put more emphasis on sports. Each person should take up at least one sport in their life, even if it is just a hobby,” Akshay said in a statement. “A person has a hidden passion for at least one sport but it’s the lethargic feeling that stops you from doing it. I read a beautiful line that says, Jahan ke maidan bhare hote hai, wahan ke hospital khaali hote hai’. (The fuller the playgrounds, the emptier the hospitals). I want more films to be made around sports. Winning golds in the Olympics is not very difficult for our nation, if only we put our heart and soul in it,” he added.He has been part of movies like “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”, “PadMan”, “Airlift” and “Gold”, which will air on Zee Cinema on Sunday. What makes him pick movies with a strong message?”What pushes me towards making such films are genuine real-life stories. I only got to know about the amazing story of the first Olympic Gold medal India won when I heard the script of ‘Gold’ and I got to share it with the rest of the world through this movie.”It is all about the struggle our people had to go through for their achievement. Today, the viewers want to see the story of an extraordinary person that inspires them to achieve extraordinary things.” –IANSsug/rb/bgadvertisement<img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG3936.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8136"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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A brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket, says Kane Williamson after New Zealand win series

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG8531.jpg" alt="first_img" />A brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket, says Kane Williamson after New Zealand win seriesNew Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). New Zealand defeated India by four runs in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.advertisement Rohan Sen HamiltonFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 10, 2019 16:41 IST New Zealand are yet to lose a T20 international series against India on home soil (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1This was the first time India lost a series-deciding match in T20 internationalsColin Munro was adjudged man-of-the-match while Tim Seifert was named Player of the SeriesBrief scores: New Zealand 212/4 (Colin Munro 72, Tim Seifert 43; Kuldeep Yadav 2/26) beat India 208/6 (Vijay Shankar 43, Rohit Sharma 38; Mitchell Santner 2/32, Daryl Mitchell 2/27) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. ScorecardNew Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). New Zealand defeated India by four runs in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was a relieved man after his team defeated India in a thrilling match at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday to clinch the three-match series 2-1.India failed to chase down a 200 plus total for the second time in four days and lost the T20I series to New Zealand. Set 213 to win the decider, India managed 208 for 6 thanks to a spirited bowling effort from New Zealand.”What a brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket. It’s great to get across the line tonight. It was a fairly short series. The first performance was our best, and there were some learning in the second one.”For it to go to the last couple of balls, I knew India would come back strong, and it was a great series to be a part of. The nature of international cricket is such that we have to play Bangladesh at home now, so looking forward to that as well,” Williamson said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Williamson’s side had posted 212 for 4 after being put into bat with openers Colin Munro and Tim Seifert adding 80 runs for the first wicket which set the tone of their innings.advertisementMan-of-the-match Munro top-scored with 72 runs while Seifert, who was adjudged Player of the Series, made a quickfire 43 off 25 balls. Colin de Grandhomme (30) and Williamson (27) also made significant contributions to the total.India in reply, lost opener Shikhar Dhawan in the first over but Vijay Shankar (43) and Rohit Sharma (38) then steadied the innings by adding 75 runs for the second wicket.Shankar fell in the 9th over but Rohit carried on and added 40 runs with Rishabh Pant. But once those two departed in quick succession, India’s innings lost momentum with MS Dhoni also departing cheaply.Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya made a valiant attempt to take India within touching distance but some outstanding bowling by Daryl Mitchll (2/27) and Tim Southee in the death overs helped the Black Caps to victory.Mitchell Santner returned with 2 wickets as well while Scott Kuggeleijn and debutant Blair Tickner picked up a wicket each.Also Read | Lots of positives and a few mistakes, says Rohit Sharma after T20I series defeatAlso Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20IAlso Read | Pandya brothers are only 2-over bowlers in T20Is: Sanjay ManjrekarAlso Read | MS Dhoni falls for 2 in 300th T20 match as India lose narrowly to New ZealandFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Hamilton T20I<img src="http://c61.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG13539.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8093"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Sri Lanka Cricket fine Karunaratne $7,000 for drink-driving incident

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG13348.jpg" alt="first_img" /> Reuters New DelhiApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 19:27 IST Sri Lanka Cricket did not take further action against Dimuth Karunaratne because of his clean track record (Twitter/@IamDimuth)HIGHLIGHTSDimuth Karunaratne was fined $7,000 by the SLC for a drunk driving accidentThe Sri Lanka test captain was later released on bailThe SLC did not take further action because of his clean track recordSri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have fined Dimuth Karunaratne $7,000 after the test captain’s arrest on Sunday for a drink-driving accident violated the terms of his player contract, the country’s governing body said on Wednesday.The driver injured in the accident in Colombo was later discharged from hospital and Karunaratne was released on bail. The batsman later produced himself in court and also apologised for his actions as SLC began its own inquiry into the incident.pic.twitter.com/vi32n2C33R Dimuth Karunaratne (@IamDimuth) April 1, 2019″Sri Lanka Cricket decided to impose a fine of $7,000 on Dimuth Karunaratne after the player was found to have violated the ‘Player Contractual Obligation’ entered into with SLC,” the board said in a statement.”However, considering Karunaratne’s earlier track record, where he has maintained a very high professional standard as a player, SLC will not take further action against him.”Karunaratne captained Sri Lanka when they became the first Asian team to win a test series in South Africa last month.Also Read | Shouldn’t be putting Pant under pressure by comparing him to Dhoni: Kapil DevAlso Read | International Cricket Council to join hands with Interpol to tackle corruptionAlso Read | Ricky Ponting wants Alex Carey as Australia wicketkeeper at ICC World CupAlso Watch | What is wrong with their culture? Sangakkara, Styris discuss RCB’s poor start to IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Dimuth KarunaratneFollow Sri Lanka CricketFollow Drink driving Sri Lanka Cricket fine Karunaratne $7,000 for drink-driving incidentSri Lanka test captain Dimuth Karunaratne was fined $7,000 by the SLC after a drunk driving accident violated the terms of his player contract.advertisement<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG17019.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8091"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Food Foraging Episode

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a23.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG11916.jpg" alt="first_img" /> An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist Next Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, Food and Drink Editor Sam Slaughter and our inimitable host, Greg Nibler, sit down with chef Drew Adams to talk about something he’s become known for in the Washington, D.C. community: foraging food.Not only do we learn some tips and tricks for how to effectively forage (and not get arrested or fined), but we learn about how exactly one can use what one finds outside in a five-star meal. It wouldn’t be The Manual podcast, though, if we didn’t talk about booze.In this case, we center the discussion around Bourbon Steak, the restaurant where Adams is executive chef. We find out Chef’s favorite whisky and steak pairing and we get the lowdown on the world’s most expensive steak 1 of 5 If you have a question for The Manual podcast crew, give us a shout at podcast@themanual.com — we’re always around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye out for our weekly podcast polls so you can join the discussion. For more foraging adventures, check out Drew on Instagram.Further ReadingFeasting on and Foraging for Chanterelles on the Oregon CoastWild Edibles: Safely Foraging for FoodHow a Steakhouse in a Casino is Upping the Cocktail and Food Pairing GameTurn Your Kitchen into a High-End Steakhouse with this Countertop Grill Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer Previous Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux <img src="http://C60.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2060/IMG11876.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8080"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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How to Get a Fully Custom Prefab Home Designed by a Famous Architect

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a36.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2036/IMG12232.jpg" alt="first_img" /> Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Previous Since the start of his career in the 1980s, Philippe Starck has had his hand in every aspect of design. From product design to architecture to industrial design, you name it, Starck has tinkered in it at some point. That is, except for the lowly prefab home, which appeared to be destined to never receive a look from the prolific designer. Until now. Teaming up with Riko, Starck has developed his first prefab home, and it’s as amazing as you would expect. In recent years, we’ve seen the prefabricated home go from a dirty word in the design world to a sought-after solution for easy and eco-friendly dwellings. And now with companies like Riko and Revolution Precrafted bringing on teams of world-renowned designers to rethink the humble prefab, it’s also getting a much-needed style makeover. Prefabs are an ideal home solution. There is less waste in the construction process, they go up quickly, and the individual panels are often made of recycled or recyclable materials. There is little environmental impact and they can easily be outfitted with green solutions like solar power and low VOC materials. And, because construction is easier and faster than a standard home, there is a huge cost saving for the owner.  Those savings are often rolled over into higher-end finishes and the latest smart home technologies. Riko, a solutions company creating innovative, environmentally-friendly technology, tapped Starck to collaborate on their newest project, a revolutionary series of prefab homes. These Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes, or P.A.T.H., were created to combine the best of prefab homes with a high-end look that would appeal to all. 1 of 5 This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness In developing the P.A.T.H. series, Riko wanted designs that were timeless and accessible. Working with Starck, who is known for his ability to create products that never go out of style, the team came up with thirty-five home models. This allows for people to have a fully custom home while still getting an affordable prefab with that signature Starck style.Everything about the P.A.T.H. series is easily customizable — from the floor plan to the finishes to the size of the bathroom (we strongly suggest the “big bath” option). All options feature an open plan family room made up of the living room, dining room, and kitchen. From there, just choose the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and the size of the garage (or “park”) that you want. You can also select a single- or two-story home. You’re even able to control the number of windows the home has. “Wood” is a timber-frame structure with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. This lets plenty of light fill the spaces while allowing you to select which cladding you want on the outside. “Glass” is a steel-frame home made entirely of glass walls – perfect for a home in a private setting with amazing views. “Combined” gives you a blend of both Wood and Glass. In Combined, the family room is an all-glass facade while the sides of the home are clad in wood. All of this customization still comes with the signature Starck stamp. There are retractable awnings that allow for shade during the day and create a sleek, smooth facade when closed. The roofline is dramatically reversed in an up-and-out slope. This creates space for a green roof, further adding to the eco-friendliness of the P.A.T.H. A platform deck outside of the family room is the perfect space to unwind at the end of the day and take in your natural surroundings.Just like any prefab, P.A.T.H. has a quick turnaround time of just six months (insanely fast for a fully custom home). They also come with a variety of green technologies like rainwater collection systems, wind turbines, and heat pumps. Not sure how to maintain those systems? Not to worry, Riko offers long-term assistance to homeowners. Pricing of the P.A.T.H. can vary widely depending on all of the individual finishes, but the starting price is around $488,000 for the most basic model in Wood. A small price to pay for a custom Philippe Starck home. Next Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity<img src="http://B46.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2046/IMG1216.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8079"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Roger Federer Nadal threaten Djokovic bid for historic Slam

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b48.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2048/IMG3708.jpg" alt="first_img" />Paris: Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open. However, a returning Roger Federer and rejuvenated Rafael Nadal will once again stand in his way. World number one Djokovic completed his first private stranglehold of all four Slams with victory at Roland Garros in 2016. Having clinched the 2018 Wimbledon and US Open titles and then a seventh Australian Open crown in January this year, the Serb is tantalisingly close to another ‘Djoko Slam’. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunFederer and Nadal, with 20 and 17 career Grand Slam titles each respectively, may be ahead of 15-time major winner Djokovic in total hauls and have also completed career Slams. However, not even Federer or Nadal have managed to hold all four of the sport’s greatest prizes at the same time. It is such a rare feat that only Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) — all calendar Grand Slams — have pulled off the sweep in the sport’s history. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upDjokovic, who turned 32 on Wednesday, is playing down his potential date with destiny even if it would put him halfway to a 2019 calendar Slam of his own. After losing to Nadal in the Italian Open final last weekend, the Serb was in no doubt that it was the Spaniard who would likely be celebrating a 12th Roland Garros title in a little over two weeks’ time. “Nadal, number one favourite, without a doubt — then everyone else,” he said. Djokovic, who will be top seed in Thursday’s draw, could be forgiven his caution. At Roland Garros in 2018, he was shocked by Italian journeyman Marco Cecchinato in the quarter-finals, a defeat which was such a crushing bodyblow that he even contemplated skipping Wimbledon. Federer is returning to Roland Garros for the first time since 2015 having turned his back on clay court tennis to focus on Wimbledon. This year marks the 10th anniversary of his one and only Paris triumph and should the 37-year-old defy the odds and clinch the 2019 title he would become the oldest Grand Slam champion of all time. Age hasn’t dimmed his ability with Federer saving match points to beat Gael Monfils in Madrid and in Rome against Borna Coric as he found his feet again on European red clay. “It’s been interesting and fun, but not so challenging, to be honest,” said Federer despite his Rome campaign being cut short by a leg injury. Nadal, whose record at Roland Garros stands at a staggering 11 titles and a win-loss record of 86-2, claimed a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34th Masters on Sunday. His three-set win over Djokovic was timely as it was his first title of 2019 and had followed three successive semi-final losses at Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid. The last two of those were against Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas, both of whom play with a one-handed backhand, just like Federer. Thiem, the 2018 runner-up to Nadal at Roland Garros, has defeated the Spaniard four times on clay. “There is a new wave coming through with the one-handed backhand that can counter some of Rafa’s spins and lefty play,” said Federer, a four-time runner-up in Paris. Outside of Djokovic and Federer, world number four Thiem and sixth-ranked Tsitsipas are the most likely candidates to dethrone Nadal. The same cannot be said for Germany’s Alexander Zverev, for so long touted as the brightest star of the so-called ‘Next Gen’. The German’s run to the quarter-finals last year remains his best Slam performance while he has yet to get beyond the last eight at any of the European clay events in the run-up to Paris. “He has lost his self-confidence, he gets very angry, gets down and destroys himself,” said compatriot Tommy Haas, a former world number two. “What he urgently needs is a success.”<img src="http://b48.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2048/IMG9298.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8051"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Merlin Group celebrates Joy of Giving at Acropolis Mall

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG911.jpg" alt="first_img" />Merlin Group, a leading real estate group of India, formally inaugurated its ‘Joy of Giving Initiative’ by donating old clothes. The initiative in line with its corporate philosophy of giving back to society, was announced on August 7, at Acropolis Mall, India’s leading premium mall.As part of the initiative christened ‘Be A Friend In Need’, Acropolis Mall had collaborated with Kolkata Society For Cultural Heritage – a social enterprise and announced a donation drive, where it has invited people to donate their old clothes at Acropolis Mall. The employees of Merlin Group including those of Acropolis Mall had also donated clothes to support the noble cause. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe drive has culminated recently as K Vijayan, GM, Acropolis Mall, presented old clothes to Sourav Mukherjee, FounderDirector of Kolkata Society For Cultural Heritage (KSCH); and Sadhana Saha, Founder member, Pather Sathi in a formal function at Acropolis Mall. Shyamal Juin , HR Manager, Merlin Group was also present to extend their support to the noble cause. The donation drive witnessed participation of enthusiastic people, who came to the Acropolis Mall and donated their clothes. Further, KSCH will segregate good quality clothes and the clothes will be donated to Pather Sathi, who will in turn present it to the people in need in adjoining area of Anandapur. Rest of the products will be pick up by KSCH which will be used to produce up cycled items by the marginalised women. KSCH will start a skill training programme to produce recycle and up cycle the solid waste to empower marginalised section of the society. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardSpeaking on the occasion, Saket Mohta, Managing Director, Merlin Group , developer of Acropolis Mall, Home land mall, Ibiza, the fern resort said, “Be a friend in Need, drive is a part of our corporate social responsibility initiative, which is to extend support to our brethren in need and be the reason for their smile. Our initiative has two pronged purposes. Good clothes will bring cheer to the faces of less privileged section of the society. Secondly, our drive will also help protect environment from waste as the torn clothes will be used to produce upcycled items by the marginalised women thus contributing to their empowerment.” Merlin group also collaborated with Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage and State Urban Development Agency and organised an exhibition of rakhis for three days till August 15, at Acropolis Mall, designed by self help groups of women.<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG17755.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8043"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Feds reviewing budgets and schedules for new resupply ships icebreaker

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a34.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2035/IMG1645.jpg" alt="first_img" />OTTAWA – Canada’s multibillion-dollar plan to buy new warships for the navy isn’t the only federal shipbuilding project sailing in uncharted waters.Federal officials are reviewing the budgets and construction schedules of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new polar icebreaker and the navy’s two new resupply vessels, all of which are to be built in Vancouver.The review follows a delay in the construction of three new offshore fisheries science ships for the coast guard at the same shipyard, which must be finished before the other vessels can move ahead.The first of the three science vessels was to be delivered by the end of this year, but that has now been pushed to next year. The last of the three won’t be ready until 2019.The delay doesn’t mean the other ships will be affected as well, said Brian Carter, the president of Seaspan Shipyards, which owns the Vancouver shipyard where the vessels are being built.“It doesn’t necessarily mean that the entire program is delayed because the first ship went into the water later than we originally planned,” Carter said in an interview with The Canadian Press.Carter admitted the first offshore fisheries science vessel has taken longer than expected, but he said Seaspan has learned a number of lessons that he hopes will save time on the ships that follow.“It’s a hell of an accomplishment,” he said.“We learned a lot in the early days, for sure. And the good news is we’ve been able to incorporate what we’ve learned and now here we go, OFSV 1 is heading into the water, and OFSV 2 isn’t far behind it.”Still, federal officials admit they do not know when the supply ships or the icebreaker will be finished, or how much they will ultimately cost.Any delay would represent more bad news for the navy, which has been without any resupply ships for the past three years, as well as the coast guard, whose only heavy icebreaker is nearly 50 years old.Stop-gap measures are in the works, including delivery this winter of a converted civilian ship that the navy will lease as an interim resupply vessel, but those won’t provide the same capabilities.Taxpayers could also be on the hook if officials determine more money is needed to build the ships, most of which have already seen their budgets increased at least once over the past six years.The resupply vessels were originally expected to cost $2.3 billion while the budget for the icebreaker was increased in 2013 to $1.3 billion, up from $720 million.All three were initially supposed to have been delivered by 2018.The federal government in 2011 awarded Seaspan what at the time was expected to be $8 billion worth of work to build the two navy resupply ships and up to 15 new Canadian Coast Guard vessels.At the same time, Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax was tapped for what was projected to be $25 billion worth of work to build a fleet of armed Arctic patrol ships and 15 new warships for the navy.The Halifax projects have also experienced delays and cost overruns, with the warships expected to now cost upwards of $60 billion.There have also been rampant concerns about the competition to pick a design for those warships, which is currently underway but without any established submission deadline.Carter said Canada’s shipbuilding industry has come a long way over the past six years, at which point both Seaspan and Irving were shells of their current selves.“We went from no shipbuilding in Canada, to having an ecosystem around us and capability here at (Vancouver Shipyards) that supports four programs in parallel in that five-year time frame,” he said.“When you look at it from a program perspective and say ‘Look at all that’s been achieved since we started the national shipbuilding strategy,’ this OFSV is something we’re quite proud of.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter<img src="http://c61.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG10186.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8039"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Anglican Church to review governance structure after samesex marriage change fails

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c61.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG5843.jpg" alt="first_img" />One of Canada’s largest Christian denominations is considering whether to change its governance structure after a motion to recognize same-sex marriage across the Church failed by just two bishops’ votes.Some in the Anglican Church of Canada say the current system to change doctrine and policy — which requires a two-thirds majority from three classes of delegates — unfairly gives the most voting power to a smaller class of bishops.The demonimation’s senior officers in charge of its tri-annual meeting discussing policy say the Church will look at ways it can change its governance structure between now and the next General Synod in 2022.Cynthia Haines Turner and Rev. Peter Wall did not specify what changes will be considered, but acknowledged that many at this year’s synod felt the deliberation process was hurtful and alienating.Rev. Kevin George of St. Aidan’s Anglican Church in London, Ont., who watched synod proceedings online, says he believes delegates should vote as one body, rather than in three separate classes.He says that would give lay members of the church, as well as the clergy, more of a voice in determining the direction of the church.The Canadian Press<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG14216.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8025"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Iraq UN human rights official urges stronger action to protect civilians

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>7 June 2011A senior United Nations official has called on the Iraqi Government to do more to protect civilians from violence, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported today. Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, welcomed the Iraqi Government’s convening of a conference this week to address rights problems, but also “condemned the numerous cases of enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and alleged torture that have been reported throughout Iraq,” OHCHR said. “It is important that the Government does all it can, to ensure that civilians are protected from the ongoing violence, and that any person suspected of perpetrating acts of violence is held accountable according to the law,” Mr. Šimonović said at the end of a 10-day visit to Iraq. “As a signal of the seriousness of its intent to tackle the problem, I urge the Government to complete ratification of the Convention Against Torture as soon as possible,” he said. “Respecting human rights, including while countering terrorism is both a moral and practical thing to do. If the fight against terrorism makes martyrs of terrorists, it backfires.”He reiterated that torture is unequivocally prohibited under international law and cannot be condoned under any circumstances, and raised concerns about the protection of civilians and the deteriorating human rights situation of women and religious and ethnic minorities, as well as attacks on freedom of expression. Concerning the demonstrations that are taking place in various parts of Iraq, Mr. Šimonović noted that many of the protesters’ demands centre on legitimate calls for improved access to basic services, jobs and better living conditions. “Being criticized by the media or by protesters on the street is something that no government likes but as long as protests are peaceful and the government is democratic, they should lead to dialogue and not confrontation,” he said.During meetings in Erbil with officials of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Mr. Šimonović “raised concerns relating to the protection of women and freedom of expression,” OHCHR said. Mr. Šimonović welcomed the Government’s intention to develop a national action plan to implement the recommendations of United Nations human rights mechanisms, OHCHR said.In a statement sent to a conference discussing the draft national action plan, Mr. Šimonović said: “The discussions have been fruitful; many tough issues have been raised and considered; and recommendations have been made for addressing the challenges facing Iraq and to ensure that the basic rights of all Iraq’s people are better protected and respected in the future.”“It is the obligation of governments to ensure that the rights of all citizens, without discrimination, are respected and protected. The events in North Africa and the Middle East have shown that the more governments disregard elementary rights, the more determined the response of the people becomes to repression of their freedoms,” he said in the message to the conference. Earlier this week, Ad Melkert, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, congratulated the group for including all sectors of society – including the Government, the judiciary, academia and civil society. Mr. Melkert also welcomed the Government’s commitment to start work on a national action plan, and he voiced hope that an independent human rights commission will soon be formed.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7958"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Halton police investigate home invasion in Burlington

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Halton police are investigating an armed home invasion in Burlington.It happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a residence on Bonnieview Ave. Police say two men entered the home and one of them was armed with a handgun.The duo confined two residents inside a room in the home and began stealing property. No one was hurt during the invasion. Police believe the incident was targeted.</p> </div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Scotiabanks commodity index falls 41 per cent in June amid broad weakness

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p> by Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 30, 2013 1:41 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Scotiabank’s commodity index falls 4.1 per cent in June amid broad weakness TORONTO – Scotiabank’s (TSX:BNS) commodity price index fell by 4.1 per cent in June after rallying in May, the sharpest decline since late last year amid weakness in all sectors.The report said oil and gas saw the biggest drop at 5.7 per cent, followed by a 3.7 per cent decline in forest products, three per cent in metals and minerals and 2.6 per cent in agricultural prices.Commodities have been pressured since mid-June following comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who mused about whether the Fed should begin tapering stimulus, triggering a selloff in precious metals, which lasted until it was clarified no such measures would be taken unless warranted.Prices were also hit by a stronger US dollar on expectation of less liquidity, as well as by a temporary liquidity squeeze in China when the People’s Bank allowed overnight rates to jump over 30 per cent, unnerving markets overseas, the report said.June’s declines are not, however, likely to last into next month.“The index will be underpinned in July by a return to stronger oil prices in Western Canada and the beginning of another upswing in lumber and oriented strandboard prices, after a sharp, seasonal inventory correction,” said Patricia Mohr, Scotiabank’s vice president of economics and commodity market specialist.She also noted that the closing of the price gap between West Texas Intermediate, a North American benchmark for lighter crude, and the world benchmark of Brent crude could point to stronger earnings for the second half of the year in Western Canada.“After trading well below Brent in late 2012… and early 2013, WTI oil prices surged to US$108.05 on July 19, reaching virtual parity with Brent,” Mohr said in the report.That jump came as traders anticipated an end to a oil supply glut at the Crushing, Oklahoma, hub and rapidly rising new supplies of “light, tight oil” and Alberta oilsands, which has kept WTI below Brent for the past three years.Mohr also noted domestic and export markets are likely to see valuable opportunities from TransCanada’s proposed Energy East Pipeline project, which would open outlets for Alberta and Saskatchewan crude in Eastern Canada and export markets.The project would allow access to less expensive and more secure domestic crude oil, she said, allowing displacement of imports into the Suncor Energy and Ultramar refineries in Montreal and Levis, Que., as well as the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, N.B.It would also mean greater access to stable supplies of domestic oil, improvement in the financial viability of current refineries and even eventually encourage development of a larger domestic refining industry in Quebec and Atlantic Canada, as well as provide much-needed new export outlets for Western Canada oil to Europe, India and the U.S.“The development of overseas export markets remains vitally important for Western Canada’s oil industry,” Mohr said.“With output in Alberta expected to climb annually by 225,000 barrels per day from 2013-22 plus growth in Saskatchewan, in an environment of rising U.S. domestic supplies, developing low-cost transportation infrastructure to access overseas export markets is critical.”<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7918"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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No clear evidence social media leads to more violent behavior UNbacked study

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>“Rather than being initiators or causes of violent behaviours, the Internet and social media specifically can be facilitators within wider processes of violent radicalization,” according to research conducted for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).The goal of the study was to answer the question: “Does social media lead vulnerable individuals to resort to violence?” According to the authors, violent radicalization generally entails a number of tools, and should be seen in the context of other communication platforms and significant social factors, such as the political, social, cultural, economic and psychological causesThe findings, Youth and violent extremism on social media, are based on more than 550 studies in Arabic, English and French which were published in scientific literature and so-called “grey literature” outside of the traditional and publishing channels.The study also found that the use of social media is meant to foster fear among internet users and to polarize societies.In response, attempts to combat social media use have not proved effective, but could “damage online freedoms, especially freedom of expression, freedom of information, privacy and the right to association,” the study reported.Among other points, the authors recommend that Governments should recognize the status of women as both actors and targets of online radicalizations, and support greater representation of women.The study also recommends that news media avoid “fearmongering, stereotyping, confirmation bias, fake news and the creation of “media panics”, and to reassert the importance of media ethics in the face of radicalization of young people for violent extremism.”<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7901"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Piratage informatique une entreprise américaine sanctionnée pour sa pauvre sécurité

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG10719.jpg" alt="first_img" />Piratage informatique : une entreprise américaine sanctionnée pour sa “pauvre” sécuritéÉtats-Unis – Malgré les recommandations ayant suivi son audit, une entreprise américaine n’a pas protégé ses données informatiques. Résultat : des pirates lettons se sont appropriés les données des clients. L’affaire a fini les tribunaux.D.A. Davidson & Co. est une entreprise du Montana. Elle vient d’être sanctionnée d’une amende de 375.000 dollars après que des pirates lettons ont volé sa base de données de 192.000 clients. Ces informations, en “libre service”, n’étaient même pas protégées par un mot de passe. Les hackers avaient essayé d’en tirer profit fin décembre 2007, selon le site PC INpact. Pourtant, un audit avait préconisé à l’entreprise de renforcer la sécurité de son système informatique. Les dirigeants avaient préféré ne rien faire. Aujourd’hui, trois des quatre pirates sont extradés aux Etats-Unis et attendent leur jugement. En France, la sécurité autour des données informatiques relatives à la vie privée est obligatoire.Le 15 avril 2010 à 15:35 • Emmanuel Perrin<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG1047.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7817"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Des drones made in Afghanistan peu chers et pacifiques

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c61.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG6818.jpg" alt="first_img" />Des drones “made in Afghanistan” peu chers et pacifiquesUn ingénieur afghan a mis au point des drones à vocation entièrement pacifique à partir de quelques bouts de plastique, de liège et des moteurs de tronçonneuses. Les cinq engins sont tous parfaitement fonctionnels.Zemaraï Elali est, grâce à ses talents de bricoleurs, à la tête d’une flotte de cinq drones “made in Afghanistan”, à vocation 100% pacifique. Avec ces cinq engins, “deux grands et trois petits”, cet Afghan de 45 ans ferait presque de la concurrence à l’armée américaine. Mais ce qui surprend le plus, ce sont les matériaux utilisés par leur créateur. Cité par l’AFP, celui-ci explique que “le fuselage est fait de plastique, de liège, de bambou et de quelques métaux. J’ai utilisé des moteurs de tronçonneuses pour propulser l’avion, parce qu’ils sont plus légers”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une démonstration a eu lieu le 21 mars dernier devant le gouverneur de la province de Nimroz (sud-ouest) et quelques responsables locaux. Un vol qui a été filmé et qui donne un aperçu de la technologie afghane en action. On y voit un de ces drones prendre un envol, presque à la verticale, et effectuer une boucle en l’air avant de se reposer délicatement. “Certains de mes avions peuvent voler jusqu’à 7.000 mètres d’altitude, même s’il devient difficile de les contrôler au-delà de 2.000 mètres”, convient M. Elali. “Mais ils peuvent rester en l’air 20 minutes”, précise-t-il. Le plus grand d’entre eux fait “5 mètres d’envergure, il fonctionne à l’essence, et peut transporter jusqu’à 15 kilos”, se félicite cet ingénieur diplômé de l’université polytechnique de Kaboul. Il précise que s’il “ne dispose pas de la technologie utilisée par les drones américains”, il aimerait pouvoir “les développer pour qu’ils puissent aider [son] pays”. Bien que “ces avions pourraient transporter des explosifs, je ne permettrai à personne de les employer dans ce but”, affirme Zemaraï Elali.Découvrez en vidéo l’un des vols de drone sur Maxisciences Le 10 avril 2012 à 14:16 • Maxime Lambert<img src="http://c61.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG7400.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7805"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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No bail for prolific offenders says Police Commissioner

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a21.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2021/IMG15421.jpg" alt="first_img" />Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 14, 2017 – Commissioner of Police Elliston Greenslade said his team is cleaning up well after the string of violence, capturing and bringing suspects and good strong cases to court; but in that press conference yesterday the Commissioner said the judiciary must do its part and stop releasing these prolific offenders on bail.   At least two suspects in the recent gun violence, including a murder, were wearing ankle monitors.While the men say they are not guilty of the crimes of last week for which they are being held, and that the monitors will prove it… the Commissioner is confident that they have their suspects and called for residents to revisit the list of Wanted Men and to turn in these ‘bad men’ as he termed some.The country was reported to be at 27 or 28 murders so far for 2017. Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you<img src="http://a38.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2038/IMG304.jpg" alt="center_img" /> Photo Credit: The Tribune#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo<img src="http://a21.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2021/IMG18285.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7778"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Sancho discusses speculation over his future

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a20.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG11682.jpg" alt="first_img" />Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho has discussed speculation over his future after rumors of a potential sale to Paris Saint-Germain surfaced in the press.The 18-year-old says he owes the Germans too much to consider leaving.The former Manchester City trainee has been linked with a move away from the Dortmund but has distanced himself from a switch to France or anywhere else for that matter.Speaking to Bild, as quoted by Mirror Football, the England international has five goals and eight assists already this season, says his only focus is on the title race in Germany.He said: “I’m not wasting any thoughts on a change, I owe a lot to BVB and I have a lot in mind with this team. I’m happy here and did not sign for so long for anything.”“By giving everything and giving our fans full throttle, we know how strong the Bavarians are but we also know that can beat them if we have a good day, especially at home.”<img width="218" height="150" class="entry-thumb" src="https://ronaldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1174631151-218x150.jpg" srcset="https://ronaldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1174631151-218x150.jpg 218w, https://ronaldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1174631151-300x205.jpg 300w, https://ronaldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1174631151-768x526.jpg 768w, https://ronaldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1174631151.jpg 1024w, https://ronaldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1174631151-100x70.jpg 100w, https://ronaldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1174631151-696x476.jpg 696w, https://ronaldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1174631151-614x420.jpg 614w" sizes="(max-width: 218px) 100vw, 218px" alt="borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacer" title="Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen" />Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“We have respect for them but also a lot of self-confidence and we all stick together.”Meanwhile, England manager Gareth Southgate has again called Sancho up and could feature against Croatia and the USA.“Jadon has tremendous belief in himself,” said the Three Lions boss. “He’s physically ready. I think with some of these younger players, going abroad isn’t such a big deal these days.”“The world is a small place. They know they can fly home in a couple of hours. So they kind of just go for it. Youngsters view it all a bit differently.”<img src="http://a39.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2039/IMG4204.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7772"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Selfdescribed psychic arrested at MIA amid fraud charges

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://s33.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2033/IMG10398.jpg" alt="first_img" />MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A self-described psychic was arrested at Miami International Airport for allegedly defrauding a Maryland woman out of more than $80,000.Police took Gina Marks into custody on Thursday. They said she was trying to leave the country.Marks is no stranger to the law. She has been arrested several times in South Florida on fraud and theft charges, most recently in 2014.Back then, Marks was convicted of scamming a man out of more than $25,000.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.<img src="http://s30.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2030/IMG2581.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7746"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Amazons new card wants to help customers build credit

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://s17.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2017/IMG15796.jpg" alt="first_img" /> Read Google Home Hub review HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile 4:02 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sprint 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. 7 $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) The Cheapskate Sarah Tew/CNET $6 at Tidal 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET Amazon $60 at Best Buy 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. Best Buy Apple iPhone XS $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice Read DJI Osmo Action preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $59 at eBay $999 Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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. 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. Comments Tags Read the AirPods review Read Lenovo Smart Clock review TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Turo Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Rylo $210 at Best Buy See It Read the Rylo camera preview $299 at Amazon Tech Industry Now playing: Watch this: See it 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. Sarah Tew/CNET See It 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). Amazon,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. 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. See It The Amazon Credit Builder program is geared toward customers who want to build or rebuild their credit. Denis Charlet / AFP/Getty Images Amazon on Monday launched a new credit card geared toward people who want to build their credit.The Amazon Credit Builder program offers many of the same perks as the Amazon Store Card, including no annual fee and 5% back for Prime members. Both cards are also issued by Synchrony Bank. What differentiates the cards is that the credit line on the Amazon Credit Builder is equal to the refundable security deposit made when the account is opened. Customers can use the card on Amazon.com after it’s been activated, which can take around seven to 14 days after the deposit is received.Cardholders have access to resources that help them learn about building their credit. They’ll also be able to monitor their credit score and see how their actions might impact that score by registering for TransUnion CreditView.Amazon says on a customer service page that “continued and responsible use of the secured Amazon Credit Builder can help you build your credit history.”Applicants who want to be considered for the Amazon Store Card and Amazon Credit Builder can apply for both cards through the site. If they’re not approved for the Store Card, they’ll be considered for the Credit Builder card.  Customers can be upgraded to the Amazon Store Card if Synchrony Bank determines they’re eligible to do so after a review. Their security deposit is returned when they’re upgraded.  Comments 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. 2 See at Turo Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Share your voice $155 at Google Express Apple Card FAQ: What you need to know Tags $520 at HP Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Angela Lang/CNET<img src="http://s30.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2030/IMG11757.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7716"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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