About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Luiz insists Chelsea in the title raceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz insists they’re in the title race.Chelsea are fourth in the table ahead of their match against Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and go into the festive period looking to make it three league wins in a row.”Everybody knows the Premier League is so difficult, we have to think step by step,” the Brazil international told Sky Sports News.”Of course the boss tries to give us the maths and to give us one direction to follow and we trying to get the points to be there and fighting for the title not just for the top four.”It’s not my first Premier League [season] so I know anything can happen.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard not afraid to play Chelsea youngsters against Valenciaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has no qualms about playing his Chelsea youngsters for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia.Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham all started and scored in Saturday’s win over Wolves.And Lampard says he won’t change his selections for the club’s first Champions League clash of the season.”I won’t consider age,” Lampard said. “I don’t consider it because they’ve shown confidence, personality in the group. That’s easy. I just pick them on merit.”Confidence and momentum is great. It’s not quite momentum yet but it is a good feeling to see the team play how they did. We need more clean sheets and we continually need to work on that.”The Champions League is the top club competition in world football and I’m sure Mason, Tammy, Tomori are all excited for it. All the players should be. I’m looking forward to it, my debut as a manager.”
Advertisement Raised in Etobicoke, Julian Thomas, 27, has been penning rhymes and honing his craft for nearly two decades. As he navigated through life in the streets of Toronto’s west side, Julian took to his music as an outlet to cope with his rough surroundings.The young MC created his unique sound by absorbing diverse styles from everything from Michael Jackson to Led Zeppelin, 2Pac to Incubus, Talib Kweli to Pink Floyd. While achieving commercial success is part of the game, Julian strives for the “highest connectivity” with everyone who listens to his music.On the heels of his recently released single, “Too Perceptive,” we caught up with Julian while he was enjoying some time off in Montréal. Signed with Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Julian has a steady stream of new material to watch for. His latest single “Doors” dropped on June 29th and is now available on all streaming platforms. Login/Register With: Check out our interview and watch the music video for “Too Perceptive” below.Q&A: Julian ThomasHipHopCanada: Congrats on the release of the new video! What was the concept behind “Too Perceptive?”Julian Thomas: Essentially, it was a song where I didn’t want to feel bad about flexing my muscle. I’ve been through a lot of stuff and I’ve never put it into a song and felt charged up about it. That was the first song where I could say “This is what I’ve been through” and not feel bad about it. I wanted to let the world know, I’m not going to apologize for anything from here on out.HipHopCanada: In your bio, you said you had a “rollercoaster of a life.” I don’t want to delve too deep in your personal life, but with the experiences that you’ve had [in your upbringing] how has it shaped you to where you are right now as an artist?Julian: There’s experiences that have happened within the home and well outside of my home that have shaped me. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Julian Thomas Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook
The day’s events will conclude with a talent show, which is open to all residents, and a ceremonial tea dance.Desjarlais said that the day’s events are open to all residents, with admission free of charge. Anyone wanting to register for the Talent Show can do so before 6:00 p.m. at the event. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Lights College in Fort St. John is going to be the host venue for an entire day of festivities in celebration of National Aboriginal Day on Thursday, June 21st.NLC’s Aboriginal Relations and Services Coordinator Lorisha Desjarlais said that Thursday’s event is being put on in collaboration with School District #60, the Treaty 8 Tribal Association, the Northeast Native Advancing Society, and the Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services Society. She said that this is the second straight year the group of organizations is collaborating on hosting an event to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, allowing the groups to host one big event instead of a number of smaller ones.Desjarlais said that the day’s festivities will start at 12:00 p.m. with a free lunch before the Opening Ceremonies at 1:00. The afternoon’s activities will include performances by the N’we Jinan Blueberry youth singers and School District #60’s Pow-wow dancers before activities form 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Huskies are currently promoting their Early Bird Season Ticket pricing before September 1st, 2019.With 19 regular-season home games this year versus the 17 last year there is a lot of entertainment to be had.2019-20 Season Passes Rates; Infant (0-4) – Early Bird FREE / After FREE Child (5-18) – Early Bird $75 / After $85 Adult (19-54) – Early Bird $150 / After $170 Senior (55+) – Early Bird $75 / After $85 Family (4+) – Early Bird $425 / After $480Tickets are available at the upcoming training camp (Aug 30 – Sept 1) or email; email@example.com
Los Angeles: Actor Joel Edgerton has signed on for a role in the Barry Jenkins series “The Underground Railroad”. Edgerton will play the part of Ridgeway, a slave catcher. He joins previously announced cast members Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon and Aaron Pierre, reports variety.com. The role will mark Edgerton’s first regular TV role in some time. He previously starred in the series “The Secret Life of Us”, in his native Australia early in his career in addition to a handful of other TV roles. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Nowadays, Edgerton is known for his film work. He most recently starred in, wrote, and directed the film “Boy Erased”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. He made his feature directorial debut in 2015 with the thriller “The Gift”, in which he also starred and wrote. His other film roles include “Loving”, “Red Sparrow”, “Bright”, “Jane Got a Gun” and “Midnight Special”. Based on Colson Whitehead’s book of the same name, “The Underground Railroad” chronicles young Cora’s (Mbedu) journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumoured Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Jenkins will direct all 11 episodes of the one-hour series in what will be his first attempt at directing a TV series in its entirety.
New Delhi: A 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted inside a park in Shahdara’s Seemapuri area on Thursday. Police said they have launched a manhunt to nab the accused in the case. The investigating agency stated that the girl is in trauma and not able to talk properly. Police said that the incident was reported on Thursday morning after the victim’s mother alerted them about the crime with her daughter.At the time of the incident, the victim had gone to the park to play and there was no one in the house as her mother works as a maid. “In the evening when the girl’s mother came to the house and did not found her daughter, she started searching,” police further said. Later, the mother found her sitting on the pavement on the street. She reached there and asked about her whereabouts. The minor was not able to walk properly and she was in pain. The mother came to know about the incident and alerted the Seemapuri police station. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said that the case is being investigated and no one has been arrested in the case. “The girl is in shock after the incident,” DCP Yadav said. According to the police officer, they have launched a manhunt in different parks connecting to the area. Police staff of two police stations are working in the case. “Questioning is going on with several people including drug addicts and other suspicious persons who roam around the area,” police said. A case under appropriate IPC sections and POCSO Act registered in Seemapuri police station. Recently in another case, a 30-year-old man has been arrested for raping a 61-year-old mentally challenged woman in a park near Lajpat Nagar metro station in Southeast Delhi. Last year, three persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl and attack on her male friend in a park in Northwest Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh area on December 16, 2018.
Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick (7) eludes Clemson’s Keith Adams for a short gain in the first quarter of the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Public opposition is growing against the planned induction of former football star Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that two online petitions at change.org had received more than 90,000 combined signatures against the September induction. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has also announced its opposition.The university in Blacksburg has continued to defend its recent decision, noting that some believe Vick is the greatest athlete in school history.Vick served 19 months in federal prison on 2007 dogfighting convictions. He was a top contender for the 1999 Heisman Trophy after leading the Hokies through an undefeated regular season and to a spot in the national championship game. He went on to play professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.
The Ohio State football team has suffered another casualty.After losing sophomore safety Vonn Bell already this spring to an injured MCL, redshirt-freshman wide receiver Jalin Marshall can be added to the list of players out for the remainder of spring practice.According to a report by Bucknuts.com, Marshall is set to have surgery Friday morning to repair a torn meniscus and will miss the remainder of spring practice.Senior quarterback Braxton Miller, junior tight end Jeff Heuerman and senior wide receiver Evan Spencer have not practiced since the beginning of spring. Miller is out with after having arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder, Heuerman has a broken nose and Spencer is rehabbing from a lower leg injury suffered in OSU’s 40-35 loss to Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl.After the first day of spring practice March 4, coach Urban Meyer noted he had seen an improvement in Marshall since he first walked on campus.“Jalin Marshall today, completely different football player than he was a year ago,” Meyer said. “Why? I put that on the coach. Let the kid go play. I saw what you saw, great looking dude, but he didn’t play great. Just go.”Marshall did not play for the Buckeyes in his first season in Columbus, despite coming in as a highly touted recruit out of high school. He was expected to compete for playing time next season, after the graduation of OSU’s leading wide receiver, Corey “Philly” Brown.Former Buckeye linebacker Ryan Shazier said before the Orange Bowl against Clemson he thought that Marshall was a player to watch for in the future.“Even some of those guys on offense like Jalin and (redshirt-freshman tight end) Marcus Baugh and guys like that,” Shazier said Dec. 13. “I feel like they’re going to do a really good job next year helping this team. They’ve been doing a great job on scout and even practices so just watching them in this bowl practice is going to be really key.”An OSU spokesman did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment Wednesday.The Buckeyes are scheduled to open the 2014 season Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta believes that they have “put together a very competitive team because we want to go all the way in all our objectives.”Juventus is playing their first home game of the season today against Lazio, and Ronaldo was handed his home debut too.Juventus director Marotta is confident that with the signings they have made, that Juventus can win all the trophies they compete for this season.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“In this squad there is no classic divide between first choice and substitutes, they are all co-starters here. We put together a very competitive team because we want to go all the way in all our objectives,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia, via Football Italia.“The club supports the work of the Coach on a daily level. The players understand they can’t always start and are all very professional, so the frequent squad rotation allows them all to be in good shape and mentally engaged.“It takes real intelligence to get the players to accept and embrace that situation, certainly more so than in recent years.”
Danny Drinkwater has not had a good chance at Chelsea since he joined the club since a bit over one year ago. He has only made about 12 starts for Chelsea in all tournaments and his show in the first team has only happened in the Community Shield this season.All indications show that the midfielder is in for a really hard chance at Chelsea because of the players he has to contend places with. Drinkwater will have to topple Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, and Cesc Fabregas to secure a place in the Chelsea squad.The chances for a successful time at Chelsea is really thin for Drinkwater and his best options point towards leaving the club to seek game time elsewhere. There is news that Leicester City is still keeping an eye on their former player. The news is according to Daily Express, as reported by Soccer Souls.Leicester’s interest in having their midfielder back from Chelsea asks the question of whether West Ham should continue seeking a move for him come January.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…It is obvious that the struggling West Ham needs a strong playmaker to help fortify their game in the middle of the pitch. Drinkwater appears to be a good pick for the Hammers on this issue.
Argentine legend Jorge Valdano, analyzed Real Madrid’s defeat at Sevilla in detail this Thursday and how The Best awards affected the squad.There are many authorized voices that usually talk about Real Madrid and Barcelona with objectivity, but very few of them tend to be as poignant as Argentine legend Jorge Valdano who has a long history with Los Blancos.The former striker started his career as a manager after football but he soon realized that his place was more helpful for the beautiful sport as an analyst and a scholar, today Valdano has written many books about football and he also has a unique point of view about the biggest names in world football.Just last week, we could see him conducting an interview to Pep Guardiola on his ‘Universo Valdano’ show that airs on Spanish cable. This Thursday he was invited by renowned Spanish journalist Jose Ramon de la Morena, to his radio show ‘El Transistor’, where he discussed many interesting topics but the most interesting one was the Spanish giants’ La Liga defeats this past Wednesday.Both Barcelona and Real Madrid lost their matches against Leganes and Sevilla, respectively. As a football analyst, these types of matches usually peak Jorge Valdano’s interest because we don’t get to see grand clubs like these losing on the same day.Valdano’s analysis was more about Real Madrid because losing 3-0 was more shocking than Barcelona’s defeat, the Catalan club’s result happened due to isolated mistakes, whereas Los Blancos were demolished by Sevilla.Valdano en @ElTransistorOC: “El Sevilla encontró pasillos por todos los lados” https://t.co/OnScnFUTwO pic.twitter.com/jJzG4U6GKw— MARCA (@marca) September 27, 2018During the space in which he spoke about Real Madrid’s odd result from last Wednesday, Valdano spoke in detail about the reasons he thinks this happened and he also hinted at the possibility of The Best award ceremony affecting their performance during the same week.“We could see a vastly more tired Real Madrid during the second half of this match, Lopetegui told the players to stay in the back in order to protect the result.”“The Best awards are a distraction from modern football and they are never great for when the team needs resting time, and it possibly doesn’t help in the game’s preparation either.”“There has to be an explanation about the cold manner in which Real Madrid went out and played that game.”“There was once chance from Sevilla before the 15-second mark and then the Andalusian squad offered an exhibition that found the best holes on the wings, Real Madrid couldn’t defend from the sides. The Sevilla players appeared to be more focused, they also looked quicker.”Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“When Real Madrid received the first blow, it was impossible for them to get back in the game. They suffered too much after that.”“They did improve during the second half, but it simply wasn’t enough. Today both Real Madrid and Barcelona can feel bad for their own result, but they can also feel salvaged by their rival’s loss,” said Valdano during the interview on ‘El Transistor’ for Radio Marca and Onda Cero.Last night, both Barcelona and Real Madrid lost on the same day for the first time since January 2015. pic.twitter.com/xr53bRyqbB— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) September 27, 2018Both Spanish giants lose on the same day, three years laterThe last time that Real Madrid and Barcelona lost on the very same day was three years ago, exactly 1,361 days later during the 2014-2015 season. During that time, Carlo Ancelotti was the Real Madrid manager and he was coming out of the historic ‘Decima’ (Real Madrid’s 10th European Cup).Los Blancos really struggled to find their center during that season and they had an overall forgettable performance, they lost 2-1 in Mestalla on the 4th of January, 2017. But FC Barcelona’s situation was a lot different after that Sunday, they lost 1-0 in Anoeta against Real Sociedad in a weird day for manager Luis Enrique who oddly left Lionel Messi on the bench from the start of the match.That defeat served the Catalan club as a moment of clarity, that was good enough for them to win their second treble in history by the end of the season. Messi’s absence at the start of that game would be a warning for Luis Enrique, who never imagined what a historic season the Argentine player would have in every competition he played.Three years later the same thing happened to both clubs, it should be interesting to see how they perform throughout the current season and if one of both clubs will have a historic year. Valdano was right to point out that both clubs losing left everything the same, but Real Madrid has a much more difficult weekend as they face Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu.Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga this season 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MCDJiQqIMo— SPORTbible (@sportbible) September 27, 2018Which of both clubs will finish the season with more trophies, Real Madrid or Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
For Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Italian manager is motivated solely by money and that’s why he chose to move to English Premier League side ChelseaItalian manager Maurizio Sarri coached Lega Serie A club Napoli from 2015 to 2018.He then chose to transfer to English Premier League side Chelsea during the summer.But for Napoli’s owner Aurelio De Laurentiis, his motivation to leave the Italian club was based solely on money.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Sarri? I thought I had met a coach who would stay at Napoli for a long time. At a certain point it became a question linked exclusively to money,” De Laurentiis was quoted by Il Napolista.“Suddenly, it was established by the media that his contract must be adjusted. So what is the value of an agreement just signed? We had already gone from 700 thousand euros to a million and a half.”“I also once heard him say that for his next contract, he wanted to get rich,” he added.“Sarri’s declarations of love for the city? I believed it, but then I wondered: ‘What if he was using me as a bank?’”
Police departments from the cities of El Mirage, Peoria and Surprise will be able to continue practicing emergency vehicle driving skills at Luke AFB, Ariz., in conjunction with the 56th Security Forces Squadron, under a memorandum of understanding that representatives signed Wednesday. Before training began at Luke, the three police departments struggled to find an adequate location for proper training procedures, reports 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs. The local departments provide the vehicles and instructors, which benefits Luke.“This is a big agreement for West Valley agencies,” said Terry Young, Surprise Police Department police chief. “Every year in public safety, we see an increase for the needs of training, and it can be difficult to balance resources with requirements. Luke is a perfect example of the strength we have with our state and federal partners not just in the valley, but the state of Arizona.”Photo by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Read Google Home Hub review $999 See how cars are coming alive with augmented reality 4:44 Share your voice Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Boost Mobile 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. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $59 at eBay Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Best Buy $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Amazon 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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). Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Tags DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. Angela Lang/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Adobe,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. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Post a comment $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Turo 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 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) The Cheapskate 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. Project Glasswing lets users tweak the opacity of a screen and overlay text and video. Adobe Adobe’s research team has created an experimental display prototype that blends digital and physical worlds, the company said in a Friday blog post. The project, called Project Glasswing, features a transparent display that lets users tweak a screen’s opacity to reveal objects on the other side. They can also interact with or reposition images and videos on the screen, which can be layered over the objects. The display essentially brings augmented reality to life by enhancing real-world objects with virtual content, but no phones or glasses are needed. “Project Glasswing explores the possibility of bringing Adobe’s design tools to the physical world, creating the illusion of a Photoshop, After Effects or XD layer appearing in space in front of 3D real objects,” Adobe wrote in the post. The company says this prototype could unlock new storytelling opportunities. It could, for instance, be implemented in store advertising so that shoes on display in a window are accompanied with text, video or graphics. Museums could also display artifacts in glass cases with overlaying information graphics. Adobe will share more about Project Glasswing at next week’s Siggraph conference in Los Angeles. $155 at Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Now playing: Watch this: See at Amazon Turo 0 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It $210 at Best Buy $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Chris Monroe/CNET $999 $520 at HP Rylo Comments See It 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. 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. Sprint Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple iPhone XS 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. $6 at Tidal HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. 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In an attempt to cement India’s position as the world’s top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), the government has approved another 16 foreign investment proposals worth Rs 4,722 crore.Approval for the FDI proposals, including those related to HDFC Capital and Ageon Religare Life Insurance Company, were given after a recommendation by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.”The government has approved 16 proposals of foreign direct investment amounting to Rs 4,722 crore,” PTI quoted a statement from the Finance Ministry as saying.India emerged as the top destination for FDI in the first half of the year, surpassing China and the US. The country saw capital inflows to the tune of $31 billion during January-June period, while China and the US attracted investments of $28 billion and $27 billion respectively, according to a report by The Financial Times.FDI proposals of Cipla Health Limited and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited were among 8 proposals rejected by the government.The FDI proposal related to HDFC Capital Advisors Limited is alone worth Rs 2,400 crore of the total FDI cleared by the investment board.”HDFC Fund proposes to make investments in equity, equity linked instruments, redeemable preference shares, non-convertible debentures and other debt securities of listed or unlisted investee companies engaged in real estate construction development projects which are permitted under the SEBI AIF Regulations as a Cateqory II AIF,” it said.FIPB also cleared FDI proposal worth Rs 559.96 crore related to Ageon Religare Life Insurance.The foreign investment proposals of Sun Pharma Research Advanced Company Ltd worth Rs 250 crore, Synergia Life Sciences Pvt Ltd’s worth Rs 40 crore and Aditya Birla Nuvo’s Rs 377 crore were among those that were approved by the board.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari cancelled Wednesday a contract awarded to IRB Infrastructure to build the Zojila tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The project was reportedly worth Rs 10,050 crore (about $1.5 billion).The road and transport ministry reportedly cancelled the contract without giving any reason. IRB infrastructure had been awarded the Zojila project in January 2015 after it emerged as the sole bidder, Reuters reports. Shares of IRB Infrastructure fell 4 percent after the deal was cancelled.”We have no clue as to why,” Virendra Mhaiskar, IRB’s managing director, was quoted as saying by the agency.The Congress â€” the Opposition party in the Lok Sabha â€” has been criticising the project; it has also accused Gadkari of violating India’s anti-corruption rule. The road ministry has denied any wrongdoing.It is believed IRB acknowledges investing in a company â€” owned by Gadkari about 15 years ago when Gadkari did not hold any public office. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has been quoted by Reuters as saying the past links between Gadkari and Mhaiskar should have been disclosed at the time of awarding of the project tender.”The allegations have no base. The matter was rubbished by the ministry then and there,” Mhaiskar told the agency.The Zojila tunnel â€” the longest in Southeast Asia â€” is expected be of great socio-economic importance to the people of Jammu & Kashmir. IRB Infrastructure won the contract in a round of competitive bidding, the company had said in a regulatory filing in January.The tunnel would be of strategic importance as it is located at an altitude of 3.528 metres and between Srinagar and Leh.The company has said it will wait for the revised terms before it decides to bid again for India’s most expensive road project.IRB Infrastructure’s stock was trading at Rs 224.30 at around 12:53 pm Thursday, down 0.36 percent from its previous close.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]
Yaba pills. File PhotoThe law enforcement had all information about the borders which were used for drug trafficking, the routes, that patrons of the drug dealers, and yet they chose to turn a blind eye towards all of this. Many of them not only helped the peddlers, but were also actively involved in the business.A number of officials of the law enforcement agencies, including the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), Bangladesh Police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Bangladesh Coast Guard and the Department of Narcotics Control, revealed this to Prothom Alo.Seeking anonymity, they said drug lords who have strong political backing are running the rules here, with the help of certain members of the law enforcement.When asked about the failure of those entrusted with the responsibility of containing the menace, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said, “There might have been lack of sincerity. I think all the parties involved lacked integrity. Who was not involved in this drug business? Can you name one profession?”For decades, the media have been publishing reports on the dreadful situation caused by the drug trade. The government has also pointed to narcotics as the country’s biggest problem on a number of occasions. But there has never been a large-scale move to contain drugs. Even the prime minister expressed her concern on the issue on several occasions, but the law enforcement hardly acted the way they should have.On 31 January, PM Sheikh Hasina ordered the national parliament to start an operation against drugs. However, things finally started moving when she repeated this call at the anniversary programme of RAB.Till date, over a hundred persons allegedly involved in the drug trade have been killed in crossfire, but the question remains, what has the law enforcement been doing till date?A government report revealed that the busiest route for trafficking yaba is from Jadirmura Point to Shahpari’s Island, a 14-kilometre stretch along the river Naf.Yaba also enters the country through Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban. After crossing the border, it is trafficked to different areas through two routes on the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf highway. Yaba is also being transported to Chittagong, Narayanganj, Barisal, Patuakhali, Bhola and Khulna through the sea route.The report categorically mentioned where the drugs are sold after they cross the border. It even said that drugs were transported over the Sunamganj border through a long pipe with the help of BSF and BGB members.According to the report, the railway is also a popular option for the peddlers. It said the Simanta Express, Rupsha Express and Khulna Mail are used to transport phensidyl between Khulna and Dhaka while north-west bound Uttara Express, running on Parbatipur-Akkelpul-Santahar-Rajshahi route, is used to transport cannabis and phensidyl.On the Dhaka-Ishwardi-Natore-Santahar route, trains like Ekota, Varendra, Titumir and Nilasagar Express transport yaba. Joydevpur, Tongi, Bhairab and Akhaura are the biggest drug markets, the report added. Despite all this information being available, what was BGB doing?Its director (operations) brigadier general Mujibur Rahman told Prothom Alo that they topped the list when it came to yaba seizure. “That is why traffickers now prefer the sea route than the land route,” he claimed.Commander Abdullah Al Maruf of the Bangladesh Coast Guards said they had seized over 8 million yaba tablets in the first five months of this year.Members of BGB and Coast Guards are recovering abandoned drugs.Asked about why they don’t arrest the drug peddlers, Brigadier General Mujibur Rahman, said the yaba traders simply abandon the big consignments in a place.He said they recover the abandoned yaba following intelligence information.He said, “There is a demand for narcotics. The network is big. There may have been slackness on our part too.”Coast Guard spokesperson Abdullah Al Maruf said the fishing boats and trawlers used to transport yaba and the Coast Guard patrol boats moved at almost the same speed. Most of the time the boats carrying drugs, manage to get away.Members of BGB and Coast Guards are accused of assisting the drug peddlers instead of arresting them.On 28 March, police detained Md Akayed, 25, a member of BGB Battalion-10 in Pirojpur’s Jhalakathi with 360 yaba tablets.Detective Branch of police also caught red handed Lat Mia Emon, 28, a member of the Coast Guards in Chittagong. He allegedly used to share drug money with drug traders in the area.The members of the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) are also blamed.In November last year, DNC’s assistant director Anowar Hossain Khan detained an official of the department, Kamonashish Sarkar with 68 kg of hemp and 28 bottles of phensidyl.DNC’s director general Jamal Uddin Ahmed, however, blamed the loopholes in the narcotics control law and shortage of manpower.He said, “We recently took action against a few officials.”The members of police are mostly blamed in this regard.Several high-ups in the police said no one knows better than police about the drug peddling.There is an allegation that despite having enough information, police do not conduct drives to halt the drug peddling. They rather assist the traders.Addressing a crime observation meeting of police superintendents and police officials on 11 February this year, a deputy commissioner said the police high-ups demand huge amounts of money for recruitment, transfer and promotion of their colleagues. That is why they desperately collect money from the drug dealers.Soheli Ferdous, an assistant inspector general (AIG) at the Police Headquarters, said you cannot say that the police are totally blameless, but action has been taken against those found guilty. Exterminating narcotics, the AIG added, is not the sole responsibility of the police.Former inspector general of police Nurul Huda said, “The police are responsible to prevent the crime before it takes place.”“There is an annual assessment report for police, in which they can be made accountable. Even, the parliamentary committee could seek answers from the law enforcement as to why they have failed to take proper action. Besides, the court can also passed a suo moto motion on the matter,” he added.*This piece, originally published in the print edition of Prothom Alo, has been rewritten in English by Quamrul Hassan and Toriqul Islam.
Prothom Alo illustrationPolice on Friday arrested a tutor for allegedly trying to rape a Class-IV student in Sadar upazila of Manikganj, reports UNB.The arrestee is Rubel Hossain alias Rumel, also a clerk of Betila Govt Primary School. He had also been providing tuition to the victim for the past one year.The victim’s father filed a case with Sadar police station on Thursday night in this regard.As per the case statement, Rubel had been molesting the girl for the last one year threatening her of dire consequences if she disclosed the matter to anyone.The victim’s family came to know about the molestation on Wednesday upon interrogation as she was bleeding following rape attempt on her.Sub-inspector of Sadar police station Md Harej Sikdar said the victim was sent to Sadar Hospital for physical tests.
Journal information: Nature Biotechnology Paper uncovers power of Foldit gamers’ strategies © 2011 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids which wind up in various shapes due to the chemical properties of each link in the chain. Eventually three dimensional shapes emerge, sort of like balloon animals, and the shape a protein takes determines the activity that it performs. One activity that some proteins, such as enzymes provide, is acting as a catalyst for chemical reactions. Researchers are always interested in finding better catalysts because the better they are the more money can be saved in manufacturing costs of materials that come about as a result of chemical reactions.In earlier versions of the Foldit game, players were simply given existing proteins to play with and asked to find the minimal energy state for them by folding them in optimum ways, this latest version has gone much farther by giving players the opportunity to come up with a whole new protein design.To create the new design, gamers were given a simple beginning structure and some basic ideas about the goal of the new protein, in this case to serve as a better catalyst for a class of Diels-Alder reactions, which are used to synthesize many commercial products. After offering some ideas such as remodeling certain sections to make them behave in certain ways, the gamers went to work folding the proteins using the tools at hand.The first go-round proved mostly futile, with few gamers coming up with good improvements. To improve the results, the team took the best foldings from the first round and fed them back into the game allowing gamers to improve on them. This time, the crowd proved quite adept at coming up with a much improved enzyme; they succeeded in designing a new catalyst that was a hundred times more active than prior designs.Unfortunately, the new protein isn’t really useful though because the chemical reaction that it’s used for doesn’t have any purpose except to serve as a proof of concept. That will change very soon though. The current protein the gamers are working on is an improvement on a protein inhibitor to block the spread of the virus responsible for the 1918 flu pandemic. Explore further More information: Increased Diels-Alderase activity through backbone remodeling guided by Foldit players, Nature Biotechnology (2012) doi:10.1038/nbt.2109AbstractComputational enzyme design holds promise for the production of renewable fuels, drugs and chemicals. De novo enzyme design has generated catalysts for several reactions, but with lower catalytic efficiencies than naturally occurring enzymes. Here we report the use of game-driven crowdsourcing to enhance the activity of a computationally designed enzyme through the functional remodeling of its structure. Players of the online game Foldit5, 6 were challenged to remodel the backbone of a computationally designed bimolecular Diels-Alderase3 to enable additional interactions with substrates. Several iterations of design and characterization generated a 24-residue helix-turn-helix motif, including a 13-residue insertion, that increased enzyme activity >18-fold. X-ray crystallography showed that the large insertion adopts a helix-turn-helix structure positioned as in the Foldit model. These results demonstrate that human creativity can extend beyond the macroscopic challenges encountered in everyday life to molecular-scale design problems. (PhysOrg.com) — Gamers on Foldit have succeeded in improving the catalyst abilities of an enzyme, making it 18-fold more active than the original version. The idea is the brainchild of University of Washington scientist Zoran Popovic who is director of the Center for Game Science, and biochemist David Baker. Together they have created the Foldit site which is a video game application that allows players to work with protein design, rather than shooting virtual aliens. By giving players a basic concept to work with and a box of tools, the team has created a means for crowd sourcing protein design. Those that come up with the most efficient way to fold an enzyme get the most points. Citation: Foldit gamers improve protein design through crowdsourcing (2012, January 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-foldit-gamers-protein-crowdsourcing.html Image: Nature Biotechnology (2012) doi:10.1038/nbt.2109