Cheteshwar Pujara mastering the ‘important’ art of sledging

first_imgKnown to be one of the quietest cricketers on the field, India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara revealed that he is slowly trying to change that perception about himself and is learning the art of sledging.Test cricket often requires fielders to engage in mind games and Pujara says that it is important to sledge the batsman from time to time as it helps the bowlers get wickets more often than not.”I have started to sledge now. I’m still learning the art of sledging. Sledging is something which is always on the field, if you feel that you need to sledge someone then you need to do it.”Because at times bowlers need some help and if we can help as a fielder and if we can talk to the batsmen and do a little bit of sledging then yeah why not, sometimes you do need to sledge,” Pujara told Ajinkya Rahane in a candid interview for bcci.tv.AP PhotoPujara had started off the interview by introducing Rahane as someone who shares similar traits with him and is quiet on and off the field. To which Rahane said his family background and activities like yoga and karate helps him keep calm at all times.”I’m not that quiet as you have just infact I do like to speak a lot, especially when I’m with my wife. I have started to speak more since I’ve got married. But I’ve been like this since my childhood.”I used to do things like karate, meditation and do yoga as well. Also my family background has been like that so I’ve got this nature from the very beginning. Staying calm has helped me across all formats. It helps in my decision-making a lot,” Rahane said.advertisementTalking about his love for Playstation, especially FIFA, Pujara said, “FIFA is something which I like a lot. You (Rahane) don’t play it as much but Virat, Wriddhiman, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan love to play the game and I make a lot of noise while playing it.”While most of the players prefer spending time on Playstation and video games, Rahane revealed that he likes to read sports based autobiographies when he’s not playing cricket.”I generally like to read sports based books. I’m reading Open at the moment and I prefer autobiographies. Apart from that I like to spend time with my wife, my family. I like to go out for movies. I prefer staying at home and having home cooked food.”On that note Pujara asked Rahane what he likes to eat and what all he’s avoiding right now.”I like to eat sweets and I love chocolates a lot but I can’t have all that right now. But apart from that I love Chinese and Japanese cuisine. In this kind of weather we need to eat carbs as well to maintain our fitness in humid conditions,” Rahane said.last_img read more

Northern Ireland Shocks Greece, 2-0

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares PIRAEUS, Greece — Northern Ireland continued its surprise run in Euro 2016 qualifying on Oct. 14 by beating Greece 2-0 for its third straight win in Group F.Jamie Ward fired in a corner kick taken by Oliver Norwood in the ninth minute, with the ball crossing the line after a slight deflection off Greece defender Loukas Vyntra.Kyle Lafferty scored the second after a solo run six minutes into the second half at Karaiskaki Stadium. He has now scored in all three of his country’s group matches.The injury-plagued Greeks had their best chance in the first half with Nikos Karelis, who misplaced his lob for the 2004 European champions.In other Group F games, Hungary won 1-0 in the Faeroe Islands while Romania beat Finland 2-0 in Helsinki.The defeat at home at Karaiskakis Stadium kept Greece with only one point in three games and a hapless offense that was also shut out by Romania, just two months after the team made a creditable showing at the World Cup in Brazil. Greece’s next game is against the lowly Faroe Islands but faith is eroding in its chance to get back to the European championship tourney.New manager Claudio Ranieri, who’s already under fierce criticism, failed to find any unit that was cohesive enough to mount a challenge against the Irish.While Greece played a stop-and-start game, Northern Ireland played fluidly and with confidence. Nikos Karelis missed Greece’s best chance in the first half.Kyle Lafferty, playing like a world-class striker, got by defender Costas Stafylidis five minutes into the second half to slot the ball past keeper Orestis Karnezis for the 2-0 lead and what would be the final score.(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)last_img read more

Dempsey, Zardes lead US over Ecuador 2-1, into Copa semis

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares SEATTLE (AP) — Another benchmark for the United States. Another huge goal for Clint Dempsey.As unlikely as it seemed a few weeks ago, the U.S. is in the semifinals of the Copa America.Dempsey scored for the third straight game and set up Gyasi Zardes for a tap-in goal, boosting the United States into the Copa America semifinals with a wild 2-1 win over Ecuador on Thursday night.“Clint is special,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “He showed that tonight. He showed that the last couple of weeks. He showed that throughout his entire career.”Playing before a boisterous and almost completely partisan home crowd of 47,322 in the soccer-mad Pacific Northwest, the U.S. won a knockout game against a nation outside its region for only the second time and will play Argentina or Venezuela on Tuesday in Houston.United States players celebrate at the end a Copa America Centenario quarterfinal soccer match against Ecuador, Thursday, June 16, 2016 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. United States won 2-1. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)And the Americans did it on the back of Dempsey, their fiery 33-year-old striker whose place on the U.S. team was debated early this year. Dempsey’s 52nd international goal, five behind Landon Donovan’s American record, put the U.S. ahead in the 22nd minute. Zardes guided Dempsey’s cross into the net in the 65th for his sixth goal and a 2-0 lead.“I’ve been blessed that I was able to step up and, hopefully, I can keep going,” Dempsey said. “I thought we played well. I thought we created some good chances in front of goal. We were unlucky not to score more.”Michael Arroyo scored for Ecuador in the 74th minute, making for a tense ending, and Enner Valencia missed a pair of great chances moments later on a pair of headers.It was a chippy game that became costly for the U.S. American midfielder Jermaine Jones was shown a red card during a 52nd-minute confrontation that also saw Ecuador winger Antonio Valencia sent off after a second yellow card for a harsh tackle on Alejandro Bedoya along the sideline .U.S. players immediately rushed in to the scrum after Valencia’s tackle, and Jones raised an arm at Arroyo. Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan immediately showed a red card to Jones.Klinsmann was irate at the red card, blaming the decision on fourth official Wilton Sampaio on the sideline.“It was an absolute joke,” Klinsmann said.Jones will be suspended for the semifinal along with Bedoya and Bobby Wood, who both got their second yellow cards of the tournament.Ecuador coach Gustavo Quinteros also appeared to be sent off late in the match.The only previous knockout win for the U.S. over a non-CONCACAF team was against Spain in the 2009 Confederations Cup semifinal. The only other U.S. appearance in the Copa semifinals was in 1995, when it advanced to the final four by beating Mexico, then was eliminated by Brazil.The Americans are now assured two more games in the tournament: the semifinal and either a third-place match or the final. The Argentina-Venezuela game is Saturday night, so the U.S. will have two extra days of rest.United States forward Clint Dempsey, lower right, gets an assist past Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez, left, so that United States forward Gyasi Zerdes, second from left, could tap the ball in for a goal in the second half of a Copa America Centenario soccer match, Thursday, June 16, 2016 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The United States beat Ecuador 2-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)After using the same lineup in the first three games — the first time the U.S. did that in three consecutive matches since 1930 — Klinsmann had to make a shift due to the red card picked up by right back DeAndre Yedlin against Paraguay that caused the speedy youngster to miss a chance to play back in his hometown. Klinsmann inserted Matt Besler at left back and flopped Fabian Johnson to fill Yedlin’s spot on the right side.Dempsey appeared energized playing in the home stadium of his Seattle Sounders, and his header provided the U.S. a chance to relax. Wood was tremendous all night, getting behind the defense and holding the ball up to provide chances on the attack.On the first goal, Dempsey played the ball ahead to Wood, who dribbled and then passed to Jones. He crossed into the penalty area, where Dempsey had completed his run from midfield and beat Juan Paredes to the ball, directing it to the corner of the net past goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez from 8 yards.The second goal was also a result of Wood playing the ball back. Brooks sent a long ball to Wood, and his pass to Besler was crossed to Zardes in the area. His headed pass found Dempsey, who was able to slide the ball across the mouth of the goal for Zardes to poke in.“I had to bury it, just to make sure,” Zardes said. “It’s that striker mentality.”After that, the Americans tired in the wide-open play, and Ecuador turned up pressure. Arroyo’s goal came off Walter Ayovi’s free kick from a flank. Enner Valencia had two great chances in the 76th and 77th minutes, and Brooks nearly had an own goal in the first minute of stoppage time, only to see the ball deflected wide by goalkeeper Brad Guzan.“At that point, every guy needed everything they had on the field, ready to do whatever it takes and just play with a collective willingness to suffer and just make sure we’re walking off the field winners,” said U.S. captain Michael Bradley, who wore a rainbow armband in honor of those killed in the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting last weekend. “That’s certainly what pulled us through.”last_img read more

Samsung to launch new Galaxy A series phone next month to take on OnePlus 6: Report

first_imgSamsung is set to launch its most awaited smartphone of the year — the Galaxy Note 9 — in India on August 22. Looks like, the South Korean smartphone maker is in no mood to stop just here. Samsung is reportedly planning to refresh its Galaxy A series by launching a new smartphone. The company is expected to launch a new Galaxy A series phone next month, which is in September.As of now, there’s no report on what will Samsung call the new A series phone. However, some key specifications that the smartphone may pack have been revealed. According to industry sources, as reported by IANS, the Samsung A series phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and will be paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. There’s no information if the storage memory can be expandable or not. Reports further suggest that the upcoming Samsung A series phone will sport a 6.3-inch full HD+ AMOLED Infinity display and come with as minimal bezels as possible on the sides. As far as the camera specs are concerned, the A series phone will come with a dual camera setup on the back panel. The phone is said to sport a primary sensor of 16-megapixel and secondary sensor of 24-megapixel. Reports also reveal that the camera of the new A series phone will come with features like Live Focus. On the front, the smartphone is expected to come with a 24-megapixel selfie camera.ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A Note worth takingadvertisementWith the upcoming A series phone, Samsung will reportedly look to compete with phones like OnePlus 6, Mi Max 2 and also the upcoming Xiaomi Pocophone — Poco F1 — which is set to launch on August 22 in India as a Flipkart exclusive product. Reports claim that the new Samsung Galaxy A model will be priced around Rs 30,000 or maybe slightly more than that.(With Inputs from IANS)last_img read more

‘Conte exit rumours are ridiculous’

first_imgChelsea ‘Ridiculous’ talk of Chelsea exit for Conte leaves Hasselbaink stunned Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 20:28 11/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte Chelsea Crystal Palace Getty Images Chelsea Antonio Conte Premier League The ex-Blues striker considers the Italian to have done a “magnificent” job at Stamford Bridge and hopes that he remains in his post for many years Criticism of Antonio Conte is ridiculous, says Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who believes the Italian is doing a “magnificent” job at Chelsea.The Blues boss has faced some uncomfortable questions of late after seeing his side stumble domestically and in Europe.Man utd 11/5 to win at Stamford Bridge Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The reigning Premier League champions sit nine points off the pace in the defence of their crown, while dropping five points against Roma in their last two Champions League outings.Conte’s position has now been queried, with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich meeting with the Italian coach, but Hasselbaink is hoping to see the 48-year-old take in a lengthy spell at the helm.The former Blues striker told Express Sport: “I think the rumours are just ridiculous. I think he’s been doing absolutely magnificent.“I think when you are a manager you always get ups and downs. He’s had a lot more ups than downs. Antonio Conte Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink rumours ridiculous“It’s normal that he’s going through a little bit of a difficult time. “I would like to see him at Chelsea for as long as possible.”Conte has fuelled the exit talk with comments of his own, having admitted that he intends to head home to Italy and some stage in the future.For now, though, he remains committed to the Chelsea cause and the pursuit of more major honours.Back-to-back title successes will be a big ask for the Blues, but Hasselbaink believes there are many more twists and turns to come in that particular battle.He added: “It’s still a long way to go.“[Manchester] City are playing absolutely magnificently, but a lot of things can happen in the year.“These coming two months, three months – November, December, January – are going to be really important months of the season.“And from there, you’ll be able to see in February, where everybody is.”Chelsea and Conte face another stern test of their credentials on Sunday when they welcome former manager Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side to Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

Girona vs Atletico Madrid: TV, stream & preview

first_imgGirona host Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey round of 16 on Wednesday.Both teams will be relatively happy with their seasons so far. Girona sit in ninth in La Liga whilst Atletico are in second, five points adrift of league leaders Barcelona.Atletico will be hoping to go far in the Copa del Rey this season with Diego Simeone hoping to pick up his second Spanish cup, after winning his first in 2013. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Girona vs Atletico Madrid Date Wednesday, January 9 Time 6.30pm GMT / 1.30pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) . New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream beIN SPORTS fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Girona squad Goalkeepers Bono, Iraizoz Defenders Espinosa, Juanpe, Munisa, Ramalho, Alcala, Mojica, Aday, Planas, Porro Midfielders Pons, Garcia, Granell, Douglas Luiz, Portu, Borja Garcia Forwards Roberts, Stuani, Doumbia, Lozano Seydou Doumbia, Patrick Roberts, Pere Pons, Aday, Carles Planas and Johan Mojica are all doubtful for Wednesday night’s clash.Possible Girona XI: Bono, Bernardo, Alcala, Juanpe, Aday, Aleix Garcia, Luiz, Granell, Muniesa, Portu, Stuani. Position Atletico Madrid squad Goalkeepers Oblak, Adan Defenders Juanfran, Arias, Hernandez, Gimenez, Savic, Godin, Luis Midfielders Pinchi, Correa, Saul, Koke, Vitolo, Partey, Rodri, Lemar,  Forwards Kalinic, Costa, Griezmann Diego Costa, Gelson Martins, Thomas Lemar, Lucas and Filipe Luis are all expected to miss the away trip to Girona in the Copa del Rey.Possible Atletico Madrid starting XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Hernandez; Saul, Rodri, Koke, Vitolo; Correa, CostaBetting & Match Odds Atletico Madrid are odds-on favourites for this clash with bet365 offering odds of 3/4 for an away win. A draw is priced up at 11/5 and Girona are the underdogs at 9/2.Click here to see all of Bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Diego Costa Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid will be hungry for silverware this season and the Copa del Rey is well in their sights. Atleti trail Barcelona by five points in La Liga but the cup could be Diego Simeone’s route to a trophy this season.Under Simeone the club have been fantastic in cup competitions, reaching two Champions League finals whilst winning the Europa League and the Copa del Rey.Girona have been one of the surprise packages of the Liga season with their star striker Cristhian Stuani outperforming everyone’s expectations in hitting 11 goals in 16 games this season.Since Girona were promoted to La Liga two seasons ago they have faced Atletico three times, with all three encounters ending in draws, so don’t expect this to be a one-sided match.Girona are currently going through their worst run of the season as they are winless in their last four games, however, their home record remains as strong as ever going unbeaten at Estadi Montilivi for the past five games.last_img read more

Statement from Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

first_imgThe following is a statement from Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill: I would like to thank Dr. Glaze for her work. I value her commitment and the many conversations she had with our educational partners, boards and department staff, administrators, principals, teachers, parents and students in preparing her report. Our government is focused on building a stronger education system by putting more resources in classes. Student success is our singular focus. I will respond to her report on Wednesday, Jan. 24. -30-last_img read more

Media boycotts interaction Bumrah undergoes dope test

first_imgSouthampton: There is something about ICC World Cups where inevitably the relationship between Indian media and the national team becomes frosty. It wasn’t great during the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and the start seemed to have been on a discordant note during this edition as well after the Indian media contingent decided to boycott a interaction session with net bowlers Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan and Khaleel Ahmed. With two days left for India’s first game against South Africa, it was expected that at least coach Ravi Shastri or a senior player or support staff would address the media as it has been the norm in any bilateral series with skipper Virat Kohli coming on the pre-match day. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunHowever, to everyone’s disbelief, Indian team’s media manager informed the waiting journalists that since Chahar and Avesh are going back on Tuesday (Khaleel is staying back), it was felt that they should get an opportunity to interact with the media. Livid with decision, senior members of the fraternity protested vehemently to this outrageous idea and he was told that if the team wants to cancel the session, they are free to do so as it is unfair both for the media as well as the two youngsters, who don’t have any authority to answer team related queries. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upWhen asked why no player or support staff was made available, the media manager said that it was done since India haven’t started its World Cup campaign yet. The logic didn’t seem convincing as it has never happened two days before a marquee event. It seemed more like a case where the Indian media was being told that you have to make do with whatever we make available for you. This seemed to be in complete contrast with the relationship that the jumbo Bangladeshi media share with their ‘Tigers’ or even the handful of Pakistani journalists with their players. Many were reminded of the 2015 World Cup, when there was a complete gag on media save pre and post-match days and skipper Dhoni would come for every post-match interaction instead of day’s performer, who would be interviewed by the official BCCI website. Bumrah called for random dope test: The Indian players may have had issues with NADA conducted dope tests but at the global event, there’s no such problem. On Monday, it was the turn of premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who was picked up for the random test conducted by the WADA accredited agency. There is no specific system that is followed and it could be anybody who could be called for providing their urine sample. Rohit takes a knock during throwdowns, carries on without fuss: Rohit Sharma in full flow is a treat to watch even during training sessions and the Indian bowlers were seen getting a taste of their vice-captain’s touch ahead of the first game against South Africa. Rohit looked in perfect control as he hooked Mohammed Shami behind square and Khaleel Ahmed was pulled in-front of square as they both tried to test him with short balls. But the maximum punishment was reserved for Yuzvendra Chahal, who was dispatched into stands on more than one occasion. However, there was fleeting moment of scare when he started taking throwdowns at the other net where a ball took off awkwardly and hit him on the gloves. For a couple of minutes, he seemed in some pain as the support staff rushed to check on him. It seemed fine as he continued batting without any discomfort after that.last_img read more

UN urges Nepal to tackle impunity for sexual crimes committed during conflict

The call made by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-N) comes just days after the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at ending sexual violence in situations of conflict.The resolution demands that all parties immediate stop sexual violence against civilians and begin taking measures, from the training of troops and upholding of military discipline procedures, to protect women and girls.It adds that sexual violence crimes should be excluded from amnesties reached at the end of conflicts, and calls on States to also strengthen their judicial and health-care systems to provide better assistance to victims of violence.“This resolution has important implications for Nepal, where the full extent and impact of sexual violence during the decade-long conflict is not yet known, and where the Government is in the process of designing transitional justice mechanisms,” the Office said in a news release.It has found that survivors face a number of difficulties when speaking up about these crimes, including a lack of medical, legal and psycho-social assistance available for the victims and lack of access to justice. “The authorities have often been reluctant to pursue investigations, or even to accept the lodging of a first information report (FIR), particularly in cases where security force personnel are implicated,” the Office stated.As such, the Council’s resolution “serves as a timely reminder to the Government ofNepal to include the issue of sexual violence when establishing the framework of mechanisms to deliver transitional justice,” it added.The authorities are encouraged to protect and promote the rights of women and increase support for victims of sexual violence, as well as make greater efforts to change the attitudes in society that result in stigmatization of victims. An estimated 13,000 people lost their lives in the country’s civil war which ended with the signing of a peace accord between the Government and Maoist rebels in 2006. 24 June 2008The United Nations human rights office in Nepal has urged the Government to do more to punish perpetrators of sexual crimes committed during the country’s decade-long armed conflict and to support the rights of victims. read more

NewLeaf discount airline partners with company that collects bids on flights

NewLeaf discount airline partners with company that collects bids on flights SASKATOON – Canada’s newest discount airline says it will let travellers bid on unsold seats.NewLeaf says the idea is part of a partnership with Calgary-based company Jump On Flyaways.Roger Jewitt, CEO of Jump On, says there are a lot of airline seats that fly empty every year because airlines use complicated revenue management techniques to maximize their seat revenue.He says Jump On’s business model is to collect bids on the potentially unsold seats, and let the airlines consider the best bid.He says it is conceivable a person could be the only bidder on a particular seat and get the flight for $1, though the company’s website notes air travel partners will consider “reasonable” bids and can decline them.Jump On opened its online portal for NewLeaf’s 11 routes on July 19.The travel company’s destinations include Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Abbotsford, Hamilton, Halifax, Kamloops, Moncton, Kelowna and Victoria.NewLeaf is the first airline to partner with Jump On to offer seat bidding.(CKOM) by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 20, 2016 6:43 am MDT Last Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Brock ergonomics lab partners with American virtual human simulation company

Brock University students studying the relationship between workplace injuries, ergonomics and fatigue are set to benefit from a $1.9 million contribution of related software from a U.S.-based company.Brock University Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Michael Holmes has partnered with SantosHuman Inc. through the Santos University Program to enable Brock’s Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics Lab access to the company’s predictive virtual human modeling and simulation software for research and study purposes.“SantosHuman has emerged as a world leader in digital human modeling and the power of this technology is an innovative step forward for the ergonomics profession,” Holmes said. “This software allows us to evaluate, in detail, the physical demands of a user while interacting with various workplace and tool designs. This approach can lead to improved worker safety.”A Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics, Holmes’ research examines how the brain and nervous system interact with the mechanics of hand, arm, shoulder and neck muscles as a variety of tasks are performed.Brock Kinesiology student James Parkinson demonstrates some of the equipment now available in the new Neuromechanics and Ergonomics Lab.His lab integrates motion capture, robotics and neurophysiology to understand muscle recruitment, fatigue and injury. The Santos University Program will provide an additional virtual human resource to enhance and expand the University’s high-fidelity workplace simulations.“The Santos Institute is excited to be a part of Brock University’s research on upper extremity pain and injury, including carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury,” said Tim Marler, Chief Research Officer and Director of the Santos Institute, who called it an important area of research.The partnership will also provide Brock students access to SantosHuman’s unique predictive human simulation software.“Our undergraduate and graduate courses in ergonomics will use the software for unique applied and practical learning opportunities,” Holmes said. “This sets our students up for success in a competitive work environment.”SantosHuman provides virtual human simulation solutions to some of the most recognizable companies in the world. The software offers a comprehensive approach to predicting human physical behavior and performance that can consider human strength, fatigue, flexibility, balance, vision, body-borne equipment, external forces and environmental conditions. read more

Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal appeals against balltampering suspension

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedChandimal, Sri Lanka coach and manager admit to ‘serious’ code violationJune 22, 2018In “latest news”Chandimal suspended for one Test; could miss four moreJune 20, 2018In “latest news”Sri Lanka seeks ‘clear rules’ on ball tampering after Windies matchJuly 18, 2018In “Sports” Dinesh ChandimalESPNcricinfo– Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against ICC match referee Javagal Srinath’s decision to find him guilty of ball-tampering during the second Test against West Indies in St Lucia. Chandimal was suspended from the third and final Test of the series.Later on Thursday, the ICC appointed chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, Michael Beloff QC, as the judicial commissioner to hear Chandimal’s appeal. The ICC release said, the “hearing will take place on June 22, and, legal counsel for both parties and Chandimal will join via telephone or videoconference.” It gives Chandimal a chance of participating in the third Test that begins on June 23 in Bridgetown, if the punishment is overturned.Chandimal had been charged by the ICC after video evidence indicated that he applied saliva to the ball shortly after putting what the ICC suggested was a sweet into his mouth. He pleaded not guilty, before attending the hearing where Srinath handed Chandimal the maximum punishment available under the code – two suspension points and a fine of 100% of his match fee.Chandimal’s appeal is likely to hinge on what he put in his mouth. One of the probable contentions is that Chandimal had a number of things in his pocket during the day, including cough lozenges (which you cannot apply to the ball) but also almonds, and he does not remember which of those things he put into his mouth in this particular clip.This, the Sri Lankan team feels, is different from the ICC’s framing of Chandimal’s defence. Upon suspending Chandimal for a Test, Srinath had said in the ICC release: “Dinesh admitted to putting something in his mouth but couldn’t remember what it was, which I found unconvincing as a defence and the fact remains it was an artificial substance.”Chandimal’s defence is likely to contend that there was no way the ICC could possibly know that it was a substance capable of altering the condition of the ball, because the video evidence does not make it clear what the substance was.The argument, essentially, is that the ICC does not have sufficient evidence to find Chandimal guilty of tampering. This has been one of Sri Lanka’s assertions from the beginning. read more

Hitachi building new mining excavator factory in Japan to open in 2013

first_imgAccording to a November 4 report from Bloomberg, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (HCME) is to build its third mining equipment factory in Japan as demand for thermal coal rises in Asia. The plant near an eastern port in Ibaraki prefecture is expected to start production in 2013, Senior Vice President Shinichi Mihara said in an interview. The cost of building the factory is being studied and will be part of Hitachi’s three- year $2.4 billion expansion plan. The piece stated that Hitachi is seeking to increase mining revenue as competition in its main construction equipment business intensifies from Chinan, where the government has slowed public works and housing projects to cool the economy. Orders for thermal coal are rising in countries like India, where demand exceeds supply by as much as 14% during peak hours.Hitachi, Japan’s second-largest maker of construction- equipment, holds 40% of the global share for mining excavators weighing between 120 and 800 t, the article stated. The larger models include the 550 t EX5500 and 800 t EX8000. The new assembly plant is expected to increase Hitachi’s sales from mining equipment to 220 billion yen ($2.8 billion) by March 2014, or 20& of revenue, Mihara said. Miners expect demand for coal used in power generation to lead investments in mines in nations including Australia, Indonesia, Africa, Russia and China. Hitachi plans to expand supply of excavators weighing at least 120 t by 60% to 360 units by March 2014 and more than double output to 510 units in the following five years, Mihara stated. Sales of dump trucks weighing at least 140 t are expected to triple in three years. By contrast, demand for construction equipment in China is set to fall 20% to 89,000 units in the year ending March 31, 2012.last_img read more

Man dies after his van collides with a tree in Co Cork

first_imgA MAN IN his late fifties has died after the van he was driving struck a tree at Dromagh in Co. Cork this morning.The crash happened at about 10am on the N72 Mallow to Killarney Road at Dysert Bridge.The man was the sole occupant of the van and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was then taken to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem is due to take place tomorrow.The road is currently closed as garda investigators examine the scene and diversions are in place.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was on the N72 at Dromagh between 9.45am and 10.30am to contact them at Kanturk Garda Station.Read: Elderly pedestrian killed after being struck by a 4×4 in Kilkenny >Read: Gardaí search for missing motorbike after fatal Dublin crash >last_img read more

New ministers in Finance Justice Housing This is Leo Varadkars Cabinet

first_img Share734 Tweet Email8 174 Comments Leo Varadkar at the Áras today to accept his seal of office. Source: Rollingnews.ieNEW TAOISEACH LEO Varadkar has confirming his new Cabinet to the Dáil this evening.Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald moves from Justice to take over at Enterprise and Innovation – but will remain as Tánaiste.Charlie Flanagan moves into the Department of Justice – with Simon Coveney taking over at Foreign Affairs. The Cork TD, who ran against the new Taoiseach for the Fine Gael leadership, will also take on a special responsibility for Brexit negotiations.Mary Mitchell O’Connor – formerly the Minister for Jobs and Enterprise – has been demoted, and becomes a ‘super’ junior minister.Below is the list of full ministers and junior ministers who are entitled to attend Cabinet meetings.The new ranks of junior ministers will be announced next week – most likely on Tuesday.Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure & Reform: Paschal Donohoe (promotion)Department of Justice & Equality: Charlie Flanagan (moving from Foreign Affairs) Source: Sam BoalDepartment of Enterprise & Innovation: Frances Fitzgerald (moving from Justice)Department of Employment & Social Protection: Regina Doherty (was formerly Chief Whip)Department of Education & Skills: Richard Bruton (no change) Source: Rollingnews.ieDepartment of Housing, Planning & Local Government: Eoghan Murphy (promoted to Cabinet) Source: Leah FarrellDepartment of Children & Youth Affairs: Katherine Zappone (no change) Source: Rollingnews.ieDepartment of Health: Simon Harris (no change) Simon Harris Source: Sam BoalDepartment of Foreign Affairs & Trade – with special responsibility for Brexit: Simon Coveney (was formerly at Housing) Source: Sam BoalA new Department of Culture: Heather Humphreys (her previous department is being split – see below) Source: graphy: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandA new Department of Community & Rural Affairs: Michael Ring (new department) Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandDepartment of Agriculture, Food & the Marine: Michael Creed (no change)Department of the Transport, Tourism & Sport: Shane Ross (no change) Source: Sam BoalDepartment of Communications, Climate Action & Environment: Denis Naughten (no change) Source: Sam BoalChief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Culture with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands: Joe McHugh (promotion) Source: Rollingnews.ieMinister of State at the Department of Education with special responsibility for Higher Education: Mary Mitchell O’Connor (demotion) Source: Eamonn FarrellMinister of State (Defence): Paul Kehoe (no change) Source: Press MilitaryMinister of State (Disability Issues): Finian McGrath (no change) Source: Sam BoalRelated: As it happened: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach > 143,157 Views Jun 14th 2017, 9:20 PM https://jrnl.ie/3444525 New ministers in Finance, Justice, Housing: This is Leo Varadkar’s Cabinet Paschal Donohoe takes over in Finance, and Frances Fitzgerald moves from Justice. Short URL Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 9:20 PM By Daragh Brophy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Signed Sealed Delivered UK Subscription Service Sends Whiskey in a Pouch

first_img Artificial ‘Tongue’ Can Taste Subtle Differences in Whiskey45,000 Barrels of Bourbon Destroyed in Jim Beam Warehouse Fire Whiskey is a pricey, time-consuming hobby, which can leave newbies drowning in distilled alcohol.The owners of London’s Black Rock whiskey bar want to simplify the process with a new subscription service, Whiskey Me.UK-based members receive different drams each month, packaged in 5 cL (50 mL) pouches (think boozy Capri Sun), thin enough to fit through the letterbox—no signature required.“Inside the pouch is a whisky that’s been hand-selected by our tasting panel to best represent the glorious flavors and diversity of single malt whisky,” according to the company website.Distilled from fermented mash made exclusively with malted barley, single malts are typically associated with Scotch (i.e. made in Scotland), but are also produced in other countries.November’s pick is a Speyside single malt from The Macallan distillery in Moray, Scotland. Described as “liquid sunlight matured in a sherry cask,” the 12-year-old Macallan ‘Fine Oak’ boasts hints of fruit and honey, oak and spice, and a touch of vanilla.Shipped out on the first Tuesday of the month, subscribers should receive their first pouch in time for the weekend. (“Not that whisky drinking should be limited to weekends,” the firm is quick to point out.)Whisky Me is the brainchild of Black Rock founders Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson, who have put an interesting twist on Bottle of the Month services.Each pouch not only contains a distinct taste, but also provides “simple, useful explanations of what you’re drinking.” Plus, members receive exclusive aerial HD drone footage and distillery data.The subscription service is currently available only in the UK (via Whisky Me)“Wouldn’t it be great if everyone—okay, everyone in the UK (for now)—could appreciate the rich diversity of single malt whisky, with minimal fuss and minimal cost, one large glass at a time?” the website said.The startup currently counts 139 active members. Like a crowdfunding campaign, though, Whisky Me offers stretch goals, promising a free pouch of “table whisky” from Black Rock once it reaches 500 subscribers.“The Black Rock house whisky blend is ‘finished’ in an 18-foot English oak tree trunk. When we hit 500 subscribers, we’ll send every member a free pouch with their normal monthly delivery,” according to the firm.Additional milestones will follow. Fingers crossed that one of them is international shipping to the US. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

World Wetlands Day 2018 Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future Wetland cleanup

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 25, 2018 – Providenciales – On the 2nd of February each year World Wetlands Day is celebrated.  This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar.  The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), together with the Turks & Caicos National Trust (TCNT), will be hosting Wetland Clean-ups to commemorate this day, as well as to take the opportunity to teach the community at large, about the importance of conserving wetlands in the Turks & Caicos Islands.Join the DECR on Saturday, 3 February, from 07:30 – 09:00am at Wheeland Pond, Blue Hills, Providenciales or at North Creek (meeting point: west side of the mouth) in Grand Turk in an attempt to conserve our wetlands for a sustainable urban future! Related Items: Please take this opportunity to get involved in your local community and to ensure wetlands for a sustainable urban future!For more details, please contact Amy Avenant (DECR Environmental Outreach Coordinator) at 338-4176 or avenant.amy@gmail.comRelease: TCIG Wetlands are often an undervalued natural resource and are important to the TCI for the following reasons:Wetlands ensure fresh water and replenish ground water;Wetlands purify and filter harmful toxins;Wetlands are a breeding ground for many commercially important fish species;Wetlands provide vital habitats for migratory birds;Wetlands ease flooding and safeguard against drought;Wetlands reduce the impacts of erosion; andWetlands provide sustainable livelihoods. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Weekly Road Construction Updates

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Transportation has released it’s weekly road construction update for the projects currently taking place on the Kenai Peninsula. STERLING HIGHWAY REHABILITATION, SKILAK LAKE to STERLING ROAD CONSTRUCTION through OctoberConstruction crews will be off the roadway for Labor Day weekend from Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3.Expected to begin Tuesday, September 4, drivers should be alert to a DETOUR with reduced speeds at MP 61.3 (Skyline Trail) for approximately 4 weeks. Construction crews will be installing the new Skyline Trail Head pedestrian undercrossing.Through the night of Thursday, August 30, drivers should expect PILOT CAR operations from MP 65 to 68, from 8:00pm to 7:00am.Construction at MP 71.5 (Watson Lake) will continue with fill placement Monday throughSunday, 8:00pm to 6:00am.Expected to begin Tuesday, September 4 crews will begin working a day shift from7:00am to 7:00pm and night shift from 8:00pm to 6:00am. Drivers should be alert to PILOT CAR and flagging operations throughout the project.STERLING HIGHWAY, MP 89.8 LEFT TURN LANESROAD CONSTRUCTION through OctoberDrivers should be aware of milling and paving operations.Drivers should expect traffic control from 8:00pm to 6:00am nightly.Drivers should be aware that asphalt may be a milled surface; motorcyclists should use extreme caution.Please be aware that there may not be a useable shoulder throughout the project.KENAI SPUR HIGHWAY, MP 12 to 18 PAVEMENT PRESERVATIONROAD CONSTRUCTION through SeptemberConstruction crews are working nightly from Monday to Friday, weather permitting, and at varying times on the weekends. Drivers should expect short DELAYS.Drivers please be aware of traffic control devices and signs, as well as PILOT CAR and flagging operations.Drivers should be aware that asphalt may be a milled surface; motorcyclists should use extreme caution.KENAI SPUR HIGHWAY REHABILITATION, SPORTS LAKE to SWIRES ROAD, PHASE I ROAD CONSTRUCTION through the seasonConstruction crews are working on the Kenai Spur Highway between MP 5 and 8.Until the end of August, road work is partially suspended to allow utility work to be completed.Minimal traffic control should be expected at this time.KALIFORNSKY BEACH ROAD MP 16 to 22.2, RESURFACING and SIGNALIZATIONROAD CONSTRUCTION through the seasonINTERSECTION CLOSURE: Expected to occur between 8:00pm Friday, August 31 and 6:00amMonday, September 3, the Gas Well Road and Kalifornsky Beach Road intersection will be CLOSED. Please follow posted DETOUR route.INTERSECTION CLOSURE: Expected to occur between 8:00pm Friday, September 7 and6:00am Monday, September 10, the Ciechanski Road and Kalifornsky Beach Road intersection will be CLOSED. Please follow posted DETOUR to Kimberly Drive and Kristina Way. Drivers should expect DELAYS up to 10 minutes during each CLOSURE.Vehicles longer than 60 feet traveling eastbound on Kalifornsky Beach Road may have issues turning right onto the Gas Well Road DETOUR.Drivers should expect SINGLE LANE CLOSURES, multiple flagging operations and temporary approach CLOSURES between 8:00pm and 6:30am.Off-road vehicles should be aware of construction crews and construction activities by the ATV trail.Traffic signals are on a timer, drivers should be aware of changed traffic patterns.HSIP: STERLING HIGHWAY SHOULDER WIDENING MP 97 to 118ROAD CONSTRUCTION through the seasonExpected to begin in August, construction crews will be working nightly from Sundaythrough Thursday, between 8:00pm and 6:00am.Drivers should expect flagging operations, LANE RESTRICTIONS, and construction vehicle activity. Please drive with caution in construction zones.Drivers should also be aware of crews working on the shoulder during the day.last_img read more

Your Favorite Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations

first_img Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List https://twitter.com/Zedd/status/1071120371120828416 John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Pusha-T 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Share in the excitement as this year’s nominees take to social media to react to the good news Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Dec 8, 2018 – 9:05 am The past 24 hours have been filled with celebration, gratitude and even some tears of joy, after the nominees for the 2019 GRAMMY Awards were announced bright and early on Dec. 7.Nominated artists took to social media to share their reactions with fans, fellow artists and the Recording Academy, leaving everyone feeling the positive glow as the excitement for the 61st GRAMMYs continues to build.Read on to see the reactions from some of your favorite artists, including first-time nominees Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Greta Van Fleet and H.E.R., return nominees like Cardi B and Pusha-T and past GRAMMY winners such as Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Pharrell Williams and Zedd.But first, let’s check in with the 2019 Best New Artist contenders: Bebe Rexha, Chloe X Halle, Dua Lipa, Greta Van Fleet, H.E.R., Jorja Smith and Margo Price all took to Twitter to celebrate, with sisters Chloe and Halle sharing a video of them holding each other and crying, while Rexha shared a teary clip as well. Lipa shared several posts, including one that summed it up well: “TWO NOMINATIONS TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS IM SO HAPPY BUT I CANT STOP CRYING I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!”Bebe Rexha https://twitter.com/BebeRexha/status/1071064967531692033 Next up, let’s take a look at a few artists who have been nominated in the past: Pusha-T, who is nominated for Best Rap Album for Daytona, shared this message with his fans: “12/7/18: From this day forward it’s, ‘The GRAMMY Nominated’ Pusha-T. Thank you for your cooperation… #Daytona.”Meanwhile, Cardi learned about her nominations in an unconventional way, but she was excited about her second round, nonetheless.Cardi B Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Twitter Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Finally, we looked to some of your favorite past GRAMMY winners who are up for additional awards this year: Zedd has added three more nominations to his tally for the hit single “The Middle” featuring Maren Morris and Grey, including Record Of The Year, posting “holy f*** I just woke up to 3 (!) GRAMMY nominations.”Multi-hyphenate Pharrell may already have quite a few wins under his belt, but is still stoked to be nominated for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, sharing: “THANK YOU @RecordingAcad. Truly honored.”Kacey Musgraves Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Margo Price https://twitter.com/6LACK/status/1071114518544113665 Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Ella Mai Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Lady Gaga 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery H.E.R. Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Pharrell Williams https://twitter.com/ellamai/status/1071066250955157505 Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Your Favorite Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Congratulations to all of the nominees! Come back to grammy.com for more 61st GRAMMY Awards content with your favorite artists and tune in to Music’s Biggest Night on Feb. 10 for even more excitement as we find out who the winners are. Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage https://twitter.com/JorjaSmith/status/1071171695250169860 Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist https://twitter.com/FLAGALine/status/1071132411906457600 Prev Next Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Zedd Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations your-favorite-artists-react-their-2019-grammy-nominations-0 Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Facebook Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Mark Ronson Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/1071193270196199424 Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? https://twitter.com/iamcardib/status/1071150806500564992 Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? https://twitter.com/chloexhalle/status/1071062725571227648 BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Shawn Mendes TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Jorja Smith 6LACK Florida Georgia Line BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? News Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Chloe X Halle Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Email Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs https://twitter.com/HERMusicx/status/1071099131186294785 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained https://twitter.com/DUALIPA/status/1071042153932095495 61st GRAMMY Awards John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Greta Van Fleet Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images In addition to Best New Artist nominees, there were quite a few more first-time GRAMMY nominees this year, and their joy about the news was equally palpable. Cabello, like Lipa, shared several posts on Twitter, one of which reading: “I usually can’t shut up but right now I’m speechless. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.”Camila Cabello https://twitter.com/Pharrell/status/1071126740263563265 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Missy Mazolli https://twitter.com/Camila_Cabello/status/1071118078698799112 Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Dua Lipa Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominations ListRead morelast_img read more

Hubitat welcomes Lowes Iris orphans

first_img HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 0 Share your voice 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. reading • Hubitat welcomes Lowe’s Iris orphans Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house • Comments 7 Read Google Home Hub review $520 at HP Sprint Read the AirPods review Smart Home 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). Read DJI Osmo Action preview $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It Lowe’s,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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET 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. CNET Smart Home Apple iPhone XS $299 at Amazon Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $155 at Google Express Tags $210 at Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags 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. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read the Rylo camera preview 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. 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. 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. 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. $999 See All Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Turo Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) CNET Smart Home $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $6 at Tidal JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Angela Lang/CNET Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now Hubitat As the Iris by Lowe’s smart home platform nears its end on March 31, Hubitat is offering a lifeboat to Iris owners who thought themselves stranded. The Hubitat Elevation is a smart home hub that processes most automations locally to keep your information private. With fully customizable rules and scenes, it already served as a viable alternative for Lowe’s Iris customers looking for a new hub, because it worked with certain second- and third-generation Iris sensors. Now, with the Iris cloud and services days away from shutting down, Hubitat is announcing support for first-gen Iris sensors, too. According to the company’s press release, Hubitat’s lead engineer has found a way to connect with those first-generation Iris devices. The rub is that Hubitat still doesn’t have an app, meaning you have to control and program the system from a web browser. That said, an app is supposedly in the works, to be released this summer. As for the system itself, it’s highly customizable, with an interface that’s clearly aimed at avid DIY-ers. We haven’t tested Hubitat’s hub just yet, but in the meantime, you can currently buy it at a promotional price of $100 from the company’s website, which is $50 off the normal price. 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. $59 at eBay Rylo See at Turo See It Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 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. 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. $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $999 See at Amazon Post a comment DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy Best Buy See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Boost Mobile 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. See it The Cheapskate TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Amazonlast_img read more