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Scotland to return remains of nowextinct Newfoundland First Nation

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The remains of two people from a now-extinct Newfoundland First Nation will be returned to Canada after being held in Scotland for almost two centuries.National Museums Scotland announced Monday that the remains of Beothuk people Nonosabasut and Demasduit will be transferred to the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.The decision follows a legal request from the Canadian government received in early 2018.Earlier repatriation efforts were spearheaded by Chief Mi’sel Joe of the Miawpukek First Nation with backing of other Indigenous leaders and government leaders.The last known Beothuk woman, Shawnadithit, died in St. John’s in 1829.A Newfoundland man discovered the remains of Nonosabasut and Demasduit in 1828 and sent them overseas to his Scottish mentor, where they have remained ever since.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Morocco’s LGV High Speed Train in Photos

Rabat – Photos from inside Africa’s first high speed train have been going viral on social media. The sophisticated train has classy cars adorned with turquoise seats.The second class car in Morocco’s LGV train has rows of seats and foldout tables. (Photo credit: Media24)The sophisticated train has classy cars adorned with turquoise seats. (Photo credit: Media24)Photos from inside Africa’s first high speed train have been going viral on social media. (Photo credit Media 24)The train also has a stylish restaurant car. (Photo credit: Media24)The cars have ample restroom facilities. (Photo credit: Media24)King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated Morocco’s first LGV high-speed train this afternoon in Tangier. The LGV departed from Tangier to Rabat with King Mohammed VI and Macron taking the first ride. The 200-kilometer-long high speed train will link Tangier and Casablanca in two hours and 10 minutes instead of the normal five-hour train ride.Read also: King Mohammed VI, Macron Inaugurate Africa’s First LGV in TangierThe trip from Tangier to Kenitra will take 47 minutes while the trip from Tangier to Rabat will take 90 minutes. ONCF will announce the LGV’s ticket prices on Friday, November 16.During testing, the train reached a record speed of 357 kilometers per hour in May. The LGV’s total budget costs €2 billion.The project will increase its passenger capacity from 3 million per year to more than 60 million starting in the third year. King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurating Morocco’s LGV.King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron at the inauguration ceremony of Morocco’s LGV. French President Emmanuel Macron arriving at the inauguration ceremony in Tangier. French President Emmanuel Macron and King Mohammed VI of Morocco.ONCF Diretor General Mohamed Rabie Khlie, King Mohammed VI of Morocco and French President Emmanuel Macron at the inauguration ceremony of Morocco’s High Speed Train. read more

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Cuba, Google move to improve island’s connectivity

HAVANA — Cuba and Google are signing a deal moving the island one step closer to having a state-of-the-art connection to the modern internet.The American internet giant and the Cuban government were set to agree Thursday morning in Havana to create a seamless, cost-free connection between their two networks once Cuba is able to physically connect to a new undersea fiber-optic cable.The so-called peering deal would allow Cubans to connect faster to content on Google servers, and would reduce the Cuban government’s cost of connecting users to Google content.Network owners like the Cuban telecoms monopoly Etecsa currently must pay third-party operator fees for passing traffic along to sites such as Youtube, Google Maps and Google.com.Cuba currently has an insufficient fiber-optic connection running under the Caribbean to Venezuela.Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press read more

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Hamilton police investigate 6 residential breakins in Westdale

Hamilton police are investigating after a number of break and enters at homes in the city’s west end.Police say six homes in the Westdale neighbourhood have been broken into since April 9.The break-ins happened sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. while the residents were sleeping. Several items including computers, phones, wallets, purses, and key fobs were taken from the homes.In two incidents, the homeowner’s vehicles were stolen. Investigators are asking residents in the area to check their surveillance cameras for any suspicious activity. Police are reminding the public to be vigilant about locking doors and securing windows. “It is too early to link all the cases and Hamilton Police Service continues to investigate,” said police in a news release. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Det. Gill at 905-546-3818. read more

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Macys launches new brand strategy to cater to millennials the 13to30 age

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:28 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Macy’s is firing its first salvo at the millennials.The venerable department store chain is launching 13 new brands and expanding 10 other existing labels that it believes will resonate with shoppers in that 13-to-30 age group.The roster includes an exclusive Marilyn Monroe fashion collection and a men’s T-shirt line from an upstart called Fatal Clothing, which specializes in tattoo-influenced designs. The chain also will be offering a collection of runway-inspired fashions that will change monthly.The new fashion offerings, which are being rolled out this fall and next spring, represent the first phase of the retailer’s intensive campaign to attract the highly sought-after group.The millennials generation is the first to grow up with cellphones and the Internet and its members are accustomed to getting fast access to anything they want.In March, Macy’s restructured its merchandise team to focus on those shoppers and plans to make other major changes in the next three years to further rope them in. Those range from infusing tablets and other technology into the shopping experience to changing displays more frequently.The intense focus comes as Macy’s and other retailers are paying more attention to members of the generation who are entering their peak earnings and spending years.The Boston Consulting Group defines millennials as being between ages 16 to 34, and says that in the U.S. they numbered about 79 million last year. By 2030, they are expected to far outnumber baby boomers, 78 million to 56 million.And they’re a challenging bunch. The tech-savvy group likes to spend and it likes brands, but shops differently.Boston Consulting Group released a study earlier this year based on a survey of about 4,000 millennials. The research showed millennials trust their Facebook friends more than corporate ads or experts, and tend to favour spending at specialty stores, discount stores, online or outlet stores. And they put a premium on speed and convenience.Christine Barton, a partner at the Boston Consulting Group, says the department stores have a big opportunity to grab this customer, but they need to “refreshen their franchise.” Millennial females spend one third more on clothing than those in the 35 to 74 age range — regardless of income or race. Male millennials spend twice as much on clothing per year than men in previous generations.The average millennial “shops everywhere, and she has access to everything,” said Molly Langenstein, executive vice-president and general merchandise manager for millennials and new business development at Macy’s. “That is the challenge for everyone going after the millennials.”Last year, Langenstein’s group began interviewing thousands of shoppers in the 13-to-30 age group to better understand their needs.“We’re getting in front of them,” she said.Macy’s has two departments that serve millennials: mstylelab, which caters to the 13-to-22 age group, and Impulse, which is geared toward shoppers from age 19 to 30. Langenstein noted that focusing on brands is important for this generation. Macy’s, which has corporate offices in both Cincinnati and New York, also operates upscale Bloomingdale’s but is focusing on millennials with its namesake stores.The Marilyn Monroe collection will be housed in the mstylelab department. Langenstein says the icon’s name, which has more than 4.2 million Facebook fans, resonated with young shoppers questioned in its surveys. The collection, which will be priced from $29 to $89, will offer figure-flattering silhouettes, she says.Also, next spring, Macy’s is launching an exclusive clothing collection under sneaker brand Ked’s. For fall, Macy’s launched the Truth or Dare shoe collection, a collaboration with Madonna. The line features over-the-knee black boots and studded spiked-heel pumps.For its Impulse department, Macy’s has teamed up with MADE Fashion Week, a partnership with Milk Studios that has a venue for the fashion’s up and comers every runway season. Starting for spring, each collection will feature about 20 to 30 runway-inspired pieces and will be priced at about $65.Among the brands Macy’s is expanding is Material Girl, a collection inspire by Madonna and her daughter Lola that launched during the fall of 2010. For spring, Material Girl will expand beyond clothing and offer jewelry, handbags and accessories. Macy’s launches new brand strategy to cater to millennials, the 13-to-30 age group read more

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Ban urges political actors institutions to hand over power to Libyan Presidency

The call came in a statement by the Secretary-General, who welcomed the Presidency Council’s arrival in the capital of Tripoli as “an important step” in the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement, a UN-mediated deal signed in December. Mr. Ban “calls on all actors to respect the aspirations of the overwhelming majority of the Libyan people for peace, stability and prosperity,” the statement reads. Commending the Presidency Council for the members’ courage and leadership, Mr. Ban also urged security actors to ensure their safety and abstain from any actions that might undermine their work. Shortly after the Presidency Council’s arrival yesterday, Martin Kobler, Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) extended the UN’s support to the Libyan authorities. read more

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UN relief chief urges Security Council to back aid delivery more funding

Third, for all parties to facilitate safe, regular and sustained humanitarian access, so we can carry out additional needs assessments, deliver to all areas where needs are most severe and monitor the impact of our interventions. First, support from all Member States to ensure that the parties respect and protect civilians, with particular attention to the north-west and north-east of the country. “Today I reiterate the importance of sustaining the Russia-Turkey agreement and I remind you that a large-scale military operation in Idlib would have catastrophic humanitarian implications,” he said of the deal brokered by the two countries to create a demilitarized buffer zone in Idlib.Further, Mr. Lowcock recalled that last month, the Council extended the authorization for the cross-border relief operation into Idlib. As hundreds of thousands of people are reached each month with lifesaving assistance through our cross-border operations, he said: “We must continue to be able to provide food, medicine, tents, critical winter supplies and other help.”,Meanwhile, he said some 42,000 people remain stranded in Rukban along the Syria-Jordan border. Conditions in the informal settlement have continued to deteriorate since the last humanitarian convoy to the area, from 3 to 8 November. Eight infants reportedly died there since last month.“Again, the cold is making the situation even worse. So, it is critical that the parties support a second convoy to Rukban, said Mr. Lowcock, explaining that the UN has been engaged on multiple fronts to ensure that can happen, including by addressing concerns expressed by Russia and the Syrian Government about the security of the convoy and monitoring arrangements for aid distribution.“On 27 January, we received verbal approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus for the convoy to proceed. Security guarantees have also been received from the Russian Federation and from International Coalition Forces,” he told Council members, and planning was now underway for loading of the trucks to begin before the end of the week, and for them to set off by 5 February.“We call on all parties to ensure that this goes ahead without any further delay,” he stated.,How the Security Council can help Syira – UN relief chief  “Millions are living under tents or tarpaulins or in damaged buildings with no power or heating. There are severe shortages of all the basics ­­– from blankets to baby milk to bandages,” Mark Lowcock told the Security Council, adding that the harsh weather is destroying the makeshift shelters and forcing tens of thousands more people to move.He said that since late last year, the UN and its partners had been raising funds to support vulnerable Syrians with vital winter items, including plastic sheeting to reinforce shelters, stoves and heating fuel, as well as blankets, jackets and winter clothes.“We have raised $81 million so far, which has allowed us to help 1.2 million people. Continued support is critical to ensuring that all those in need can be reached,” he said.Turning to war-battered Idlib, he said weather has been difficult for the people there, where the risk of military escalation continues to loom. Over the second half of last year he had frequently highlighted the growing concerns of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which he heads up, about the plight of three million people in Idlib and neighboring areas in north-west Syria, from which civilians simply have nowhere else to flee, should there be a full-scale military incursion into the area.While a September agreement between Russia and Turkey was followed by a significant decrease in ground fighting and airstrikes, January saw an increase in fighting between non-State armed groups, placing civilians at risk and resulting in injury and death. Second, the humanitarian convoy to Rukban must be allowed to proceed as planned. And fourth, financing for the immediate life-saving needs in Syria, to help people through the bitter winter, but also to ensure the humanitarian programmes in OCHA’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan are well-funded. A conference in Brussels on 13-14 March will be a critical marker in this regard. read more

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SAMSONENKO WANTED CANELLAS He made a mistake going to THW Kiel

Vardar had a great start of the European campaign in the EHF Champions League with two victories over RK Celje and Chekhovski Medvedi. That the Macedonian vice-champion has great ambitions this season, was said as well by Sergei Samsonenko before the match against Chekhovski Medvedi, who said that the Final Four in Cologne is the final goal of the team this season. People such as Gorbok, Lackovic and Sterbik are good guarantee that it is quite possible, and the one that the Russian failed to bring in Skopje is Joan Canellas, the Spanish left back who transfered from HSV Hamburg to THW Kiel last summer. Vardar was obviously greatly interested:– I tried, but he went to THW Kiel. He did not come, and I think he made a great mistake going to Kiel. – said through a smile, Samsonenko. ← Previous Story EHF CL ROUND 2 – BEST 7: Second nomination for Alex Dujshebaev Next Story → SCANDI MAESTRO: AMAZING GOAL by Steffen Stegavik Joan CanellassamsonenkoTHW Kielvardar thw kiel read more

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New palliative care unit in Kilkenny announced by Susie Long Hospice Fund

first_imgA NEW SIX-BED palliative care unit has been announced by the Susie Long Hospice Fund for St. Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny.The fund was set up in October 2007 after 42-year-old mother of two Susie Long died from bowel cancer.Susie raised awareness about the public waiting list she experienced as she didn’t have private health insurance.She wrote an e-mail to Liveline and spoke to Prime Time from hospital in Dublin where she outlined her belief in the need for a properly-resourced public health system.After her death friends and family set up the fund with the aim of providing a 12-bed hospice in Kilkenny.Her family said: Today is an emotional day for us, as the promise of a hospice for Kilkenny begins to turn into a reality. We are delighted that progress is now being made in bringing this vital service to the people in our community.“Susie had to travel to a hospice in Dublin and we were lucky to able to stay with family there to be with her in her final days.They also added that “hospice care allowed Susie to emerge from pain and uncertainty, to become her full self again and allowed her to speak out on behalf of those who were not receiving the care and treatment they deserved.We look forward to the opening of this interim 6-bed unit palliative care unit shortly and believe that pressure must now be maintained to build the permanent 12-bed hospice as soon as possible. Read: People with serious illnesses asked to share their experience of palliative care>Read: HSE signs agreement to improve palliative care>Read: 2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services>last_img read more

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Cancer quand largent permet de mieux guérir

first_imgCancer : quand l’argent permet de mieux guérirRoyaume-Uni – Une étude du Bureau des statistiques nationales vient de démontrer que les personnes aisées avaient plus de chances de survivre à un cancer que celles issues des milieux défavorisés.On dénonce souvent les inégalités sociales et leurs répercussions sur la vie quotidienne des personnes. On estime notamment qu’un individu issu d’une famille aisée a plus de chances de réussir à l’école. À lire aussiCancer : définition, causes, types, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Des chercheurs se sont pour leur part penchés sur l’impact de ces différences de revenus dans le monde médical. Au centre de leur étude : le cancer, et surtout sa rémission. Au Royaume-Uni, lorsqu’un cancer est diagnostiqué, le patient a aujourd’hui 65% de chances de survivre au moins douze mois à sa maladie. C’est une moyenne et, en fonction des régions, on note de fortes disparités.Un taux de survie à 12 mois qui augmente avec les revenus Ainsi, quelqu’un qui vit dans les quartiers chics de Londres aura 70,3% de chances de survie à 12 mois, quand un habitant de Newham, banlieue défavorisée de la capitale britannique, aura pour sa part seulement 56,3% de chances de survivre à sa maladie plus d’un an.Pour expliquer ces inégalités, le professeur Karol Sikora de l’Imperial College London évoque le comportement des personnes les moins aisées, souvent intimidées au moment de pousser la porte d’un hôpital ou d’une clinique. Elles attendent donc, repoussant le diagnostic qui empire souvent en devenant tardif. En outre, elles bénéficient à un accès à l’information moins important, tant du fait de leur éducation que de leurs relations.   Le 12 septembre 2010 à 18:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Review The 8BitDo SN30 Pro Is an Elite Nintendo Switch Controller

first_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Stay on target Nintendo Switch’s official Pro controller is one of the best gaming controllers on the market. Though great, the controller lacks customization. This is where our friends at 8BitDo come to the rescue. The company has made a name for itself with its line of retro-style wireless controllers. Now, it has released its own Pro Switch controller: the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+.Not only does the new controller look and feel great, but it also comes with software that allows for deep customization. The 8BitDo Pro+ is a must-own controller for Nintendo Switch users who wish to get more out of their system.The 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ is physically a cross between a Super Nintendo and DualShock 4 controller. There are three variants: SN, GB, and Black editions. SN resembles the color scheme of the Super Nintendo, while GB has the look of the original GameBoy. The controller’s size and weight prevent it from feeling like a Super Nintendo controller, though it has the same texture. The SN30 Pro+ is more in line with a DualShock 4’s button layout and weight. Buttons click and spring in a satisfactory manner while the analog sticks move with just the right amount of resistance. It’s an overall comfortable device you can easily play for hours.On its own, the SN30 Pro+ is a winner. What takes it to the next level is the software that enables users to customize the controller’s functions. With the Ultimate Software program, you can remap every button and adjust the sensitivity of the analog sticks, triggers, and rumble. You can even assign one button to perform the function of many. The best part is the ease of the reprogramming process. All you need to do is install the program (found on 8BitDo’s website), plug in the controller, and customize until you’re satisfied. At the time of this writing, the program is only available for PC. A Mac version should come out soon. The controller works great out of the box and I didn’t feel the need to reprogram or adjust anything. Those who truly want a tailored experience will no doubt appreciate the depth of the software.The controller isn’t without drawbacks. It does not feature the gyroscopic function of the official Switch Pro controller. It may become difficult to progress or even play through certain games without the use of this feature. Another missing feature is NFC support, which is necessary to claim in-game Amiibo rewards. The lack of Amiibo support isn’t a deal-breaker, but the lack of gyroscopic functionality certainly could be. I’m not one hundred percent sure why the controller doesn’t have this feature (perhaps it’s to keep the price low?) but its absence will surely ruin some users’ experiences.For the purposes of testing, I played DC Universe Online, Samurai Shodown (1993), Sonic Mania, and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on Switch. I tried Doom (2016) and Blazing Chrome on PC. As expected, the controller functioned great across all titles. I particularly enjoyed using the D-Pad in Sonic Mania, Blazing Chrome, and Samurai Shodown. Playing modern 3D games like DCUO and Doom felt right as well.The SN 30 Pro+ is 8BitDo’s best controller yet. The slick-looking peripheral looks awesome, handles beautifully, and works with any game you can imagine. Full customization and the ease of programming nearly every facet of the controller is a huge plus. It is a feature I’d love to see in future 8BitDo controllers. Though missing NFC and gyroscopic support, it is easily the best third party controller you can buy for Switch. It also works great with your PC. My hat goes off to 8BitDo once more. I look forward to seeing how the company will top itself next time.Get the 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro+ for $49.99 on Amazon.More on Geek.com:8BitDo’s M30 Gamepad Is the Ultimate Sega Genesis-Inspired Controller8BitDo’s New SN30 and SN30 Pro Controllers Pay Homage to the Gameboy PocketThe 8BitDo N30 Pro 2 Controller Is a Great Sequellast_img read more

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Vancouver Clinic footprint growing with Ridgefield location

first_imgNorth county residents will soon have a shorter drive to see a physician.The Vancouver Clinic announced this week it will open a new clinic in Ridgefield. The multi-speciality medical group on Wednesday finalized the purchase of land just west of Interstate 5 Exit 14.Construction of the $6.7 million project is set to begin in 2017, with a completion date in 2018.“Ridgefield represents a location that will allow us to meet the primary health needs of north Clark County residents, as well as provide continuity of care access to all the specialty care (The Vancouver Clinic) offers at nearby locations,” Dr. Alfred Seekamp, chief medical officer, said in a news release.“It’s really exciting to expand services into Ridgefield and provide the best, most comprehensive health care for people of all ages and stages of life.”Initially, the 10,000-square-foot medical center, which will be at the first roundabout on Pioneer Street, will offer only primary care. The clinic will have eight primary care providers and 16 additional staff members.The medical center will have room to expand to 30,000 square feet and add services based on patient needs.“The city of Ridgefield is looking forward to welcoming The Vancouver Clinic,” Mayor Ron Onslow said in the news release. “Expanded health care services are needed for our growing community.”last_img read more

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5G networks must be secured from hackers bad actors US senator says

first_img $999 Read Google Home Hub review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Angela Lang/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sprint Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $520 at HP 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). Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the Rylo camera preview 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. Post a comment 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. NurPhoto/Getty Images The US will need to implement a strategy to protect 5G technology from hackers and state-sponsored bad actors, US Sen. Maria Cantwell said at a 5G hearing Wednesday. Cantwell, of Washington state, is the top Democrat on the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.”I’m all in for 5G … But in the push for 5G, we need to make sure we’re not blind to some of the very important policy issues,” Cantwell said at the hearing. “5G networks must be secure, and that starts with having a 5G strategy that focuses on shoring up our defense against hackers and state-sponsored actors.” As part of the proposed strategy, Cantwell said, the Trump administration would need to provide Congress with a “real, quantifiable 5G security threat assessment.” In addition, the US would have to ensure the equipment made and used to run 5G networks is secure, and must determine whether to ban “foreign bad actors” from the 5G supply chain. Cantwell also said the US will have to work with international partners to prevent state-sponsored espionage.5G, the next generation of cellular technology, promises to boost internet speeds, coverage and responsiveness for wireless networks. It’ll allow functions such as streaming HD videos on your mobile network and will accommodate more internet-of-things devices. Carriers like Verizon and AT&T have been racing to switch to 5G.   “If we roll up our sleeves, get serious about the cyber issues, and continue to make the right investments in the innovation economy and the race to win in 5G, the United States will do very, very well,” Cantwell said. Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See at Turo See it $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Mobile Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express 5G,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. 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Share your voice Read the AirPods review 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.center_img Sarah Tew/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $59 at eBay $299 at Amazon See It 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. Tags The Cheapskate $210 at Best Buy Tags 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. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Boost Mobile Read DJI Osmo Action preview Chris Monroe/CNET See It 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.last_img read more

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YKHC CEO Releases Layoff Details

first_imgYukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Officials announced layoffs this week due to a $12 million budget shortfall. It’s the second round of cuts in less than a year.Download AudioAfter a recent audit of the organization, CEO Dan Winkelman realized it would take dramatic measures to get the organization that delivers health care to Bethel and surrounding villages back in the black.“According to our audited financials that just came out we lost almost 12 million dollars in 2013,” Winkelman said. “That’s not sustainable and we had to make a budget correction because of the that.”Winkelman says 110 employees will be let go, across departments, and 50 more vacant positions will not be filled.Dan Winkelman took over as CEO of YKHC January 17, 2014.YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics. The corporation employs around 1,500 people and has an annual payroll of $70 million.Last fall, around 50 positions were cut. Winkelman, who took over as CEO about three months ago, says the budget shortfall is a result of several factors.“We didn’t meet our revenue collection goals since late 2012 so that’s had a huge impact to decrease our revenue. Also the federal sequester that occurred last year, that’s effected us and that decreased Indian Health Service’s budget, therefore it decreased our budget as well,” Winkelman said.Last year the federal sequester by Congress decreased the Indian Health Service’s budget by about 5 percent. That translated to over $7 million in cuts at YKHC, Winkelman says.In addition, he says expenses went up because of investments in a new elders home and in a new medical records system. Increases in temporary duty physicians, he says, and YKHC’s employee health insurance costs were also a factor. He’s working to correct inefficiencies in their revenue collection systems as well.Winkelman says YKHC does not plan to lay off any doctors but reductions will be made companywide, and village clinics will be impacted.“Human Resources is going to be working with out managers to determine that,” Winkelman said. “This is going to take approximately 30 days, the next 30 days to implement.”“It’s a large layoff so its going to take a lot of administrative time to complete it. Individual employees are going to be notified June 2ndthrough the 6th, so the first week of June and we’ll go from there.”Severance packages will be offered to all employees who are laid off.YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics. The corporation employs around 1,500 people and has an annual payroll of $70 million.Forty-million-dollars in Indian Health Service settlement money recently awarded to YKHC for unpaid contract support services between 2005 and 2011 will not be used to shore up the budget, Winkelman says. Instead, he and the YKHC Board are safeguarding that money for the future.“We’re thinking out long-term and part of our long-term strategy is to use those funds in addition to some other funds to try to get us a new hospital as well as a new primary care center,” Winkelman said.Existing facilities in Bethel, built in 1980 are getting run down, Winkelman says, and the population they serve is growing. The new settlement money will be added to an investment account containing 40 million dollars from a previous IHS Settlement for a total of around $80 million.With the layoffs, a spokesperson for YKHC says patients can expect a decrease in access to appointments, longer wait times and fewer services.Winkelman says, even with the cuts, he projects YKHC will lose over 3 million dollars this year. However he does not anticipate any more layoffs at this time.Thursday YKHC President and CEO, Dan Winkelman, released thisstatement explaining the layoffs:last_img read more

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Fifthgrade girl becomes pregnant after rape

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationIt’s a double tragedy for a minor girl of Raiganj upazila.First, she was raped by a youth of her Chakchowbila village barely five months back and now it has gotten public that she is ‘pregnant’, reports UNB.Matiar Rahman, chairman of Salanga Sadar union parishad, said Akram Hossain, a local youth, raped the fifth grader of a madrasa five months ago and threatened to kill her if she discloses the matter.Scared by the death threat, the victim did not tell anyone about it. However, the matter came to the light on Sunday.Meanwhile, the rapist has gone into hiding, the chairman said.Contacted, Tajul Hossain, officer-in-charge of Salanga police station, said they heard about the incident but did not receive any written complaint. “Necessary legal steps will be taken once we receive a written complaint,” he said.last_img read more

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UPDATE Syria Says Chemical Weapons Watchdog Group Has Entered Douma

first_img Share Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty ImagesSyrians walk along a damaged street in Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, on Monday during an organized media tour. The Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave, including a suspected gas attack. Now Syrian state media say chemical weapons inspectors have been allowed access to the town.Updated at 10:35 a.m. ETAccording to Syrian state media, a team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has entered the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this month.The OPCW would not confirm whether its inspectors had arrived in the city, telling NPR’s Ruth Sherlock that it doesn’t “discuss operational details.”Reuters and The Associated Press both reported that Syrian state TV said the inspectors entered the town on Tuesday.The team from OPCW has been in the country since Saturday, but Syria and its ally, Russia, had been accused of preventing the inspectors from reaching the site of the April 7 attack.The two countries invited the inspectors in, but then began stalling. On Monday, authorities denied the inspectors access to the area, citing “pending security issues.”On Tuesday, however, the head of Russia’s radiological, biological and chemical protection unit, Igor Kirillov, saidonce the roads leading to the site were cleared of mines, they would be tested by U.N. security services and the inspectors then would be allowed access.“On Wednesday is when we plan the arrival of the OPCW experts,” Kirillov said at a news conference in The Hague.Later on Tuesday, Syrian media announced the experts had already arrived.The U.S. and France say they have evidence that the attack was carried out by the government of President Bashar Assad and was directed against civilians, many of them children, in Douma, a suburb of Damascus that has been held by rebels. Doctors said the people they treated at hospitals following the attack showed symptoms of poisoning from chlorine gas, which was first used as a battlefield weapon in World War I.The White House says there is “a significant body of information” pointing to the use of chlorine, and evidence suggesting that the nerve agent sarin was used as well.“This is not an isolated incident—the Syrian regime has a clear history of using chemical weapons even after pledging that it had given up its chemical weapons program,” the White House said in a statement.Syria has denied the attack, and Russia has said that it was “staged.”Over the weekend, the U.S., the U.K. and France launched airstrikes designed to take out Syria’s ability to produce chemical weapons.The U.S. ambassador to the OPCW, Kenneth Ward, expressed Washington’s concern that nearly two weeks after the attack, inspectors would find tampering of evidence.“It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site,” Ward said during a meeting Monday at The Hague.“It is our concern that they may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to conduct an effective investigation,” he said.Speaking with the BBC, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied any interference. “I can guarantee that Russia has not tampered with the site,” he told the broadcaster.Jerry Smith, a former OPCW weapons inspector who worked in Syria in 2013, tells NPR that the passage of time makes inspection more challenging for multiple reasons.“We’ve had over a week now where people, lots of different people, we don’t know who may have traipsed in and out of that,” he says. “And the other thing is … if it is a gas attack, a chemical weapons attack, then that material is degrading in the atmosphere. Every day, the chances of getting good hits, good sampling, becomes less and less.”last_img read more

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Houston Could See Local Flooding This Weekend

first_imgRain coming this weekend. NHC forecast for the tropical system down to 10%…but don’t let that fool you Southeast Texas. Heavy downpours are good bet this weekend. 2-5″ inch amounts. Greater amounts possible depending on the track. pic.twitter.com/xS59k8pPbN— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) June 14, 2018 00:00 /00:39 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Locally heavy rainfall is possible over the weekend and into the start of next week across parts of Southeast Texas. Timing and expected amounts can change, so keep updated with the latest forecasts over the next several days. #txwx #houwx #bcswx #glswx pic.twitter.com/nGLTbMCUP4— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) June 13, 2018 Listencenter_img “Right now, the most likely scenario is some areas on our roadways will see high water,” said Francisco Sanchez with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “But certainly a worst-case scenario for us is anything that impacts the bayous in a way that would cause them to go out of their banks. Right now, that’s not expected.”Sanchez said many people tend to unplug during the weekend, especially with Father’s Day coming up. But he advises residents to monitor the forecast often to be able to prepare for what may come.Some much needed rainfall and cooler temperatures are expected late this weekend into early next week. Here is some temperature data regarding this recent six week heat wave that began in early May. #houwx pic.twitter.com/DcIBQOptGs— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) June 14, 2018 Share X Florian MartinFrancisco Sanchez with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management talks to media about the possible inclement weather at Houston TranstarThere’s a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico that may or may not develop into a storm, and it could dump rain on Texas for several days this weekend or early next week.last_img read more

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Awesome iOS Easter Egg Turns Siri Into Lego Batmans Computer

first_imgStay on target California Wants to Limit Storage of Smart Speaker RecordingsFacebook’s Virtual Assistant To Challenge Alexa, Siri Apple’s been known to have a little fun with Siri in the past, and with the launch of the Lego Batman movie, they’ve delivered once again. All you have to do is your best Will Arnett impression.And truthfully, it doesn’t even have to be particularly good. Just open your conversation like Lego Batman would — by snarling “Hey, ‘puter” or “Hey, computer” and Siri will start playing her part in response.She’ll reply with a “How can I help you, Lego Batman?” She’s also been programmed to chime in with dialog that meshes with the movie… Like telling you that she’s taken the liberty to microwave that lobster thermidor that the real Lego Batman nearly nuked for 20 minutes.The pool of quotes isn’t particularly deep, but it’s still good for a chuckle or two. Here’s a pair of screenshots, courtesy NME, that show Siri in action:You’ll have to be a bit careful with your new Bat Computer access, of course. You don’t want Alfred stepping in and revoking your computer privileges, now, do you? If you’ve seen the movie already, you know how that turns out. If you haven’t, you may want to check out MovieBob’s review before you head off to a showing.Apple isn’t the only company to have hitched its wagon to Lego Batman. Chevrolet got in on the action last month at the 2017 NAIAS in a big way. Big as in a full-scale Lego Batmobile and an accompanying product detail page on their actual website.last_img read more

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Calling Bapu his inspiration Modi urges to save environment

first_imgInaugurating a rooftop solar plant here for Khunti court and district collectorate, which is the first in any court across India, he said: “Gandhiji was a big supporter of environment protection. That is why I decided to come here. In a way, I have snatched this opportunity (to inaugurate). I decided to come here because 2nd October is my inspiration. Mahatma Gandhi is my inspiration.” Ahead of the crucial climate change summit in Paris later this year, Modi said India is not to be blamed for the “sin” of environment degradation, but even so will contribute towards containing it. “I want to tell the world on behalf of 125 crore Indians that we have no role in this sin, which has precipitated the environment crisis. Our heritage, culture, ancestors never permitted the exploitation of nature and natural resources.” Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damThe Prime Minister added: “But irrespective of whoever committed this sin and made this mistake, India will make its contribution for the welfare of the humanity.”Referring to the 180KW Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic system, Modi said if Gujarat or Rajasthan think of solar energy, people will say that it is understandable as they have no coal, but when Jharkhand, which is a rich in coal, does so, it is noticed and the world gets a message from it.Recalling that judges of district courts had once told him that lack of power in court premises hampers the hearing of cases and was a reason behind the pendency and delay in the delivery of justice, Modi said he was shocked to realise that districts courts are deprived of basic amenities like power even after 68 years of independence. Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probe“The judges of Jharkhand found a solution to it and this court will now run with solar energy. Today, it has become the first district court in the country to run with solar energy. This is the best tribute to Gandhiji. Bapu fought his entire life to get justice for the poor. On his birth anniversary, a court is being connected with solar energy. This is a very good initiative,” he said. The Prime Minister said that like solar energy, the country also needs to focus on energy conservation. “We can’t use up all our resources, we must think about the future,” he said as he exhorted the public to use LED bulbs to reduce their power bills. Modi said the airport at Kochi in Kerala became the first such facility in the country to run on solar energy, while the last railway station on the Vaishno Devi route, too, runs on this source of renewable energy. He said that if environment is protected, it will help provide justice to people.Modi, who has often been accused by his rivals, particularly Congress, of trying to “appropriate” national icons, also said in jest that media must have got some material today with his visit to a district court to inaugurate a power plant of merely 180KW when his government had launched an ambitious plan to generate 175 gigawatt renewable energy capacity in the country by 2022.The government has set a target of installing 175GW of renewable energy capacity in the country by 2022, comprising 100GW from solar, 60GW from wind energy, 10GW from bio-energy and 5GW from small hydro power (SHP). “Till now, the discussion was about megawatt, now we are discussing about gigawatt, which has surprised world leaders,” he said, citing his recent interaction with world leaders at the United Nations.Stressing on the need to protect the environment, Modi said: “The green environment you see is not given by us. It was left by our forefathers and we, too, should protect this sacred environment and greenery for our next generation. We have to protect the environment through awareness.” He added: “Bapu was also a barrister and was committed to justice. So, I am happy to inaugurate the solar plant in a judicial compound.” Among those present were Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice Virendra Singh.PM kicks off MUDRA Yojana, free LPG connections in J’khandPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated distribution of loans under MUDRA Yojana and free LPG connections to families that are below poverty line in Jharkhand beginning with Dumka.“MUDRA Yojana will lift the living standard of people after several years of negligence and exploitation by usurpers,” Modi said after the inauguration of the twin benefits.Under the programme loans of Rs 26,000 crore would be distributed among 42 lakh people, including 20 lakh women, across the country. Handing over the first installment of Rs 10,000 to five men and women, he said it was a loan and not a grant.The loan would have to be repaid with nominal interest,he said and advised beneficiaries to take them in instalments to minimise interest. MUDRA Yojana (Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency) would benefit over one lakh people in Jharkhand where Rs 212 crore would be distributed.Inaugurating the distribution of free LPG connections to BPL families in the state, the Prime Minister said 31 lakh people across the country had given up LPG subsidy which had enabled 18 lakh BPL families get free LPG connections.”This (free LPG connections) will not only help the women but also will help protect the environment,” he said.One lakh BPL families in Jharkhand would also get free LPG connection. Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri and Mahatma Gandhi on their birth anniversaries, Modi today and urged the people to purchase at least one khadi item to help people working in the sector.Reiterating his commitment of “together with all and development of all”, Modi said Jharkhand has already embarked upon the path of development and has jumped from 29th position to 3rd position as per a recent survey on ease of doing business.last_img read more

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Case filed against constable for abusing SI of Kasba PS

first_imgKolkata: For the first time in the history of Kolkata Police, a case has been registered against a constable for allegedly abusing a Sub-Inspector hailing from a backward class background.According to sources, a Sub-Inspector (SI) of Kasba police station identified as Kunal Baraik alleged that a constable posted at the same PS, identified as Probal Banerjee, verbally abused him as he belongs to a backward class. The abuse took place on June 10 inside the police station. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBaraik alleged that Banerjee had intentionally insulted him in front of other staff of Kasba police station. Later on June 21, he lodged a complaint against Banerjee. Sources informed that Banerjee had earlier been involved in an altercation with Baraik, while on duty. Since then, Banerjee used to taunt him regarding his background. The situation turned worse on June 10 evening, when Banerjee allegedly abused Baraik in front of the staff of Kasba police station. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBaraik even got depressed for a few days. Later, he decided to lodge a complaint against Banerjee and seek justice from his superiors. After he lodged the complaint, the information was conveyed to the senior officials of Kolkata Police. Later, a case was initiated under sections of Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention & Atrocities) Act. Police sources informed that Debotosh Basak, ACP II, South Suburban Division (SSD), has been made the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case. He will probe the case and will report to the zonal Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).last_img read more