Just for Laughs to be sold after reaching deal with investors group

first_imgMONTREAL – The embattled Just for Laughs group says it has found a buyer.The Montreal-based company says it has reached an agreement in principle with an unnamed group of investors.The company says the deal puts the ball in the court of media giant Quebecor, which can exercise its right to first refusal and equal the group’s offer in the next 12 days.Just for Laughs was rocked after several women came forward last fall with allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against its founder and majority stakeholder, Gilbert Rozon.Rozon said he would sell his majority shares in the Just for Laughs company he founded in response to the allegations, which he has denied and which have not been proven in court.Companies in this story: Quebecor (TSX;QBR.B)last_img read more

Toronto stocks up on final day of a difficult year for the

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged higher on the final day of trading of what has been a difficult year for stocks.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 7.53 points at 14,229.53.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 114.15 points at 23,176.55. The S&P 500 index was up 2.89 points at 2,488.63, while the Nasdaq composite was down 0.87 of a point at 6,583.65.The Canadian dollar traded for 73.29 cents US compared with an average of 73.32 cents US on Friday.The February crude contract was down 33 cents at US$45.00 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was down 23.1 cents at US$3.07 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was down 40 cents at US$1,282.60 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 4.35 cents at US$2.64 a pound.last_img read more

Kraft and Stamps.com post big losses while Zillow jumps

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:The Kraft Heinz Co., down $13.23 to $34.95The maker of Oscar Mayer and Kraft products reported a dismal fourth-quarter and disclosed a federal investigation.Stamps.com Inc., down $114.43 to $83.65The online shipping and postage company is ending its exclusive partnership with the U.S. Postal Service and gave a weak forecast.Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., down $1.34 to $10.60The electronic health records company’s fourth-quarter results fell short of forecasts and it gave a weak outlook for the year.BJ’s Restaurants Inc., down $3.22 to $48.75The restaurant chain reported mixed fourth-quarter results and its comparable sales results fell short of forecasts.Cardtronics PLC, up $5.26 to $31.25The ATM operator beat Wall Street forecasts for the fourth quarter and issued a strong outlook.Universal Display Corp., up $27.29 to $145.77The LED technology company’s profit beat Wall Street forecasts and its guidance surpassed investor expectations.AutoNation Inc., down $1.15 to $37.23The country’s largest auto dealership chain named Carl Liebert as its new CEO after Mike Jackson retires on March 11.Zillow Group Inc., up $8.65 to $43.71Co-founder Rich Barton is returning as CEO of the real-estate listings company, which beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter profit forecast.The Associated Press read more

Sam Hubbards journey The road from lacrosse commit to OSU defensive end

OSU redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) defends during a game against Western Michigan on Sept. 26 at Ohio Stadium. OSU 38-12. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorThe Ohio State defense has nearly been an impenetrable blockade for opposing offenses so far in 2015.Through four weeks, the Silver Bullet unit ranks sixth in the nation for total defense, having allowed opponents to cross the goal line just six times while holding them to an average of 253 yards per game.A considerable chunk of the defense’s early success can be traced to the transformation and emergence of redshirt freshman Sam Hubbard — whose road to becoming a key rotation piece at defensive end for the defending national champions has been long, winding and far from conventional.Before ColumbusPrior to arriving at OSU, Hubbard was a two-sport standout for Cincinnati’s Archbishop Moeller High School, playing safety on the gridiron and midfield on its lacrosse team. He was already planning on going to college for athletics, but neither at OSU nor for football. Rather, he had already given his verbal commitment to play lacrosse for Notre Dame.He might have stayed on that road had OSU coach Urban Meyer not waltzed through Hubbard’s gym class during his junior year in high school and seen him playing dodgeball.“We were all just playing like a normal day in class and he walked in with his leather jacket and everyone was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s Urban Meyer,’” Hubbard said.Meyer was there to see Moeller’s football coach, John Rodenberg, who is also the gym teacher.Hubbard admitted to giving extra effort, but said he didn’t think much of it until his coach introduced him to Meyer after class.From there, their relationship began, and by early April 2013, Hubbard decommitted from Notre Dame and pledged to play football in Ohio’s capital.After the football season, Hubbard decided to forgo his final year of lacrosse to spend the winter gaining an extra 15-20 pounds to prepare for enrolling in Columbus, as he would no longer be a safety.Redshirt seasonHubbard was recruited to be an outside linebacker, and he went through camp at the position. Shortly after, however, the coaches decided to try him at tight end to utilize the former lacrosse player’s athleticism. That experiment would only last a few weeks before he was back to working as a linebacker.Soon thereafter, his road took another turn when coaches told him he would be heading to defensive line coach Larry Johnson’s position room.“I just sat down in the back of the room and just had no idea what he was talking about for the first four or five weeks,” Hubbard said.Despite the lack of familiarity, Hubbard’s ability shined through during his first few weeks, impressing the coaching staff, including Meyer — who considered pulling Hubbard’s redshirt after a few weeks but deemed it “unfair” due to how late into the season it was.The strong finish to his redshirt campaign, combined with a spring practice effort that earned effusive praise from Meyer, resulted in high hopes for Hubbard’s regular season debut wearing scarlet and gray.Game reps at lastHubbard, who now tips the scale at 265 pounds, was just supposed to be in the rotation at defensive line for OSU, but junior Joey Bosa’s suspension for the season opener meant an increased role in his first live action.On just the game’s ninth play against Virginia Tech, he registered his first career sack before  corralling three more tackles and one quarterback hurry.OSU sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) and senior linebacker Joshua Perry (37) attempt to tackle Virginia Tech redshirt-junior tailback Trey Edmunds (14) during a game against Virginia Tech on September 7 in Blacksburg, Virginia. OSU won 42-24. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorSince the win, Hubbard has continued to excel, which is a key reason for the Silver Bullets’ dominance. The redshirt freshman has amassed multiple tackles in each game — including 1.5 sacks against Northern Illinois — to bring his season tackle total to eight.After the three position switches, Hubbard said he finally feels like he belongs.“I didn’t feel like a defensive end until I got into the game and actually played against Virginia Tech,” he said. “After I saw those game reps I realized that I did belong where I was.”It must be noted that a certain portion of his early success stems from the fact that a consensus top-10 pick in the NFL draft plays on the opposite side of the defensive line in Bosa.Hubbard doesn’t refute that claim though, admitting that Bosa was seeing double and triple teams throughout the game. However, he won’t be complaining.“I’m thankful for it,” Hubbard said.Despite the additional blockers Bosa commands, Hubbard committed to the switch and worked hard to get this far down the road so swiftly.“He’s a hard worker,” sophomore linebacker and fellow class of 2014 recruit Raekwon McMillan said. “During the offseason he was working hard, showing the older guys that he can go out there and do it out on the field.”The season is young, with the Buckeyes having eight more regular season games still on the docket. But despite Hubbard’s immediate impact, his growth and development — which safeties and co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash called “off the charts” — still has a long way to go.But he knows that.“I haven’t even been at this position for a full year. I’m just gonna keep taking all the coaching in, knowledge and more experience I get the better,” Hubbard said. “It’s only up from here.” read more

17 jokes and references only West Wing fans will get

first_img10.11.12. 17. Source: ronnyjordanmusic/YouTube13 things The West Wing taught us about shutting down the US government> 19 jokes and references only Sherlock fans will get> .@Richard_Schiff @DuleHill @AllisonBJanney @marycmccormack Get moving. Let’s walk-and-tweet this bitch!— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) August 14, 2013 13.14. Source: TheJournal.ie Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube15. Source: Lemon Lyman 16.center_img 1. Source: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/Press Association Images2.3. Source: www.whitehouse.gov4.5.6.7.8.9. Source: Joshua Malina/Twitterlast_img read more

OpenSource Radiation Detector Aims To Help Japanese Citizens

first_img[Photo by Flickr user Mad House Photography]Open-source hardware has brought us things like an NES controller for iPad and a tweeting toilet, but folks over at Seeed Studio, purveyors of various how-to parts, are trying to do some serious good in the world using their hardware-hacker mentality. On their blog, the company has put out an open call for developers and hobbyists to collaborate on an open-source radiation detector that could help the residents of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan deal with the ongoing nuclear accident.AdChoices广告The comments section is awash in suggestions on how to build the thing, from this article on making a random number generator with a geiger counter to this site with schematics for building the world’s smallest radiation detector. According to a commenter from a hackerspace in Tokyo, there’s already an effort there to create a network of homemade radiation detectors using Arduinos around the city, with 10 of the custom Arduino-compatible add-on boards ready for testing.With radiation already detected in milk in Fukushima, it seems like the open-source hardware community might be able to really make a difference for the people of Japan with this project. If you’re a hardware hacker yourself, head on over to the comments thread on Seeed or Hack-A-Day and join in the discussion. Otherwise, just marvel at the fact that the same device that made a thirsty houseplant tweet might save lives some day soon.[via Hack-a-Day]last_img read more

Internet mobile un Français sur quatre sera équipé en 2014

first_imgInternet mobile : un Français sur quatre sera équipé en 2014France – D’ici les quatre prochaines années, le nombre de mobinautes devrait considérablement augmenter en France. D’après une étude du cabinet PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), un Français sur quatre sera en effet équipé pour surfer sur Internet depuis son mobile en 2014.Alors que le cabinet américain Forester estimait en 2009 que 41% de la population française seraient dotés de smartphones en 2014, une enquête mondiale sur l’industrie des loisirs et des médias réalisée par PwC évalue à 18 millions le nombre de Français qui seront équipés dans quatre ans, soit un Français sur quatre.Les services appels voix et SMS des téléphones mobiles connaissent une nette diminution depuis la démocratisation des smartphones et le développement des forfaits Internet mobile illimités, au profit de la consultation de sites et de l’utilisation d’applications. Les dépenses moyennes pour les services voix ont ainsi chuté de 6,3% en 2009, tandis que les dépenses en services data et Internet mobile ont augmenté de 8%.À lire aussiCes deux modèles de smartphones sont maintenant interdits en France, voici pourquoiAu niveau mondial, le secteur des loisirs et des médias reprend doucement, et après un recul de 3% en 2009, il devrait connaître une croissance de 5% par an sur la période 2010-2014, pour atteindre 1,69 milliard de dollars. Selon PwC, “à l’origine de cette reprise, le numérique occupe un rôle clé et y contribue à hauteur de 65%”. La tendance est à la consommation web, commente le cabinet d’études, et les internautes séduits par l’idée de pouvoir commenter et partager un contenu quel que soit l’endroit où ils se trouvent, notamment grâce aux réseaux sociaux, consommeront au cours des années à venir toujours plus de médias et de loisirs en ligne.Le 16 juin 2010 à 16:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Get to Know these 10 Obscure SpiderMan Characters

first_imgStay on target Jake Gyllenhaal Avoids Questions About Mysterio in Sinister SixSony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man Split Spider-Man has been around for 0ver 50 years. During his decades as a superhero, he has made many allies and enemies. However, not every character that has been created as a part of the Spider-Man mythos has gained the popularity that, say, Miles Morales or Doctor Octopus has. Here, we take a look at 10 of the best obscure characters in the web-slinger’s life.Jackpot – Arguably one of the weaker characters on this list, Jackpot emerged during the Brand New Day storyline, after Peter Parker and Mary-Jane Watson’s marriage was erased from history by Mephisto.  Due to Jackpot looking similar to MJ, it was teased for a long time in the comic that she was actually just MJ in the costume. Eventually, this was revealed to not be the case, around the same time that the Secret Invasion storyline was going on.Spider-Girl – Anya Corazon is a half-Mexican/half-Puerto Rican teenager who was created by writer Fiona Avery and artist Mark Brooks. Granted spider powers by a Spider-deity, Anya originally chose to go by the moniker Arana, before eventually becoming known as the Spider-Girl.Boomerang – A D-list villain, Frederick Myers throws boomerangs really well. That’s about it…. well, Fred is a former baseball player who turned to a life of crime after his career was ruined. Most recently, he was seen leading the Sinister Five Six in the Superior Foes of Spider-Man by writer Nick Spencer and artist Steve Lieber.Spidercide – During the controversial Clone Saga of the 1990’s, clones of Spider-Man seemed to pop up everywhere. Despite having not gained the fanbase that the Ben Reilly and Kaine clones did, Spidercide was a memorable clone. A plain looking, Hulk-like Spider-Man clone who could morph his body structure, Spidercide was convinced he was the real Peter Parker before eventually coming to terms with being designed to kill Spider-Man.The Wraith – Yuriko Watanabe is a police officer for the NYPD and a strong supporter of Spider-Man. Using equipment stolen from supervillains, she becomes the Wraith, posing as the ghost of Spider-Man’s deceased friend, Jean DeWolff. A scourge of the criminal underworld, she recently went on the run after almost murdering Mister Negative.The Shocker – Herman Schultz is a genius inventor and is probably the most recognizable character on this list. An incompetent villain, Herman developed his vibro-gauntlets that are powerful to knock down brick walls. Set to appear in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, Shocker’s popularity seems to be on the rise after getting a lead role in the Superior Foes of Spider-Man series.Alpha – Andrew Maguire was just a punk teenager, until a trip to Horizon Labs, and a freak accident, left him zapped with Parker Particles, discovered by none other than the Spider-Man himself. Alpha has since taken up protecting the city of Pittsburgh.Ezekiel – An old man with a penchant for not wearing enough clothes or footwear, Ezekiel first appeared in J. Michael Straczynski and artist John Romita Jr.’s Spider-Man in the early-2000’s. Claiming to be the first of the same kind of “Spider”-people that Peter is, Ezekiel acted as a mentor  for Peter until he, unfortunately, met his demise at the eight hands of a massive spider.The Prowler – Hobie Brown is a technological genius hailing from the Bronx. Initially using his skills for robberies, he came into conflict with Spider-Man many times before eventually settling down and start a life for himself and his wife. Recently, Hobie was killed while working as a substitute Spider-Man while Peter Parker was out of the country. However, it seems as if there is a clone of Hobie, which leads us to…The Jackal – Miles Warren was a professor of biology at Empire State University, where he became obsessed with Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Eventually, he became the clone-crazy villain known as the Jackal and was responsible for the Clone Saga storyline in the 1990’s. Most recently, he has been revealed to have a big part of the new Clone Conspiracy and Dead No More storylines, the first issue of which is available in stores and online today.last_img read more

Former WWE star Shane Helms undergoes knee surgery

first_imgFacebook Former WWE star Shane “Hurricane” Helms posted the following on Twitter about undergoing successful knee surgery over this past weekend:“Thanks for all the get well tweets and messages. Surgery went well. They used part of my hamstring to repair my ACL. I’ll be down for a bit. We give our bodies to this business and that’s exactly what it takes. That’s the trade off. So be careful out there youngsta’s!!”On behalf of the staff at Wrestleview.com, we wish Helms a speedy and safe recovery from his knee surgery.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twittercenter_img Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyah Now Playing Up Next Surgery Benefits Older Patients With Meniscus Tear More Than Observation WWE star Peyton Royce shares photo from Honeymoon with AEW star Shawn Spears Hulk Hogan To Return To WWE At Crown Jewel John Oliver Slams Crown Jewel Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cesaro Google+last_img read more

Neville believes United should focus on next years UCL

first_imgAccording to the Red Devils legend, the team should make sure they finish top four in the English Premier League.Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are playing right now in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And speaking just a few minutes before the match, Red Devils legend Gary Neville believes his former club should be thinking about next year’s competition.“I’m not being disrespectful here to Manchester United or the competition but United have far bigger priorities than the Champions League,” he told Sky Sports.“This feels tonight as a bit of a free hit as there is no pressure on them.”“The big thing for Man United is finishing in the top four and potentially winning the FA Cup would be an incredible achievement,” he explained.“I don’t think they are good enough to win the Champions League irrespective of what has happened in the last few weeks.“I think if they could beat PSG that would be an incredible performance but if they face some of the top teams in the competition such as Barcelona or Juventus or Liverpool or City I think they struggle when they get to those sort of matches,” Neville added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“So from that point of view, it is a bit of a free hit for Ole.”“This is one of the biggest games that Manchester United have had in the last few seasons and it feels like being around the city today these fans want this, they are desperate for it but they know they are not quite ready,” the legendary footballer said.“The priority is to make the top four and the Champions League can wait for a year or two. ”We’re level at the break.Follow the match in the #MUFC Official App: https://t.co/5Ab1IkVQX3 pic.twitter.com/x74xC2FBCF— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 12, 2019last_img read more

Davie police arrest man accused of stealing over 10K in rental property

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars in a rental property scam.Officers arrested James Stote, charging him with several counts of fraud and grand theft.Stote allegedly accepted deposits from at least four people after he posted a rental property on Craigslist.Police said Stote would accept the money, then push back the “move in” date before refusing to meet with them again.Detectives said the deposits amounted to over $10,000 combined.Investigators believe there may be more victims. If you believe you may have been a victim, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Skype screen sharing coming to Android and iOS

first_img Microsoft Skype,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. Post a comment Phones Mobile Apps Sprint Tags $59 at eBay See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. $520 at HP Amazon Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See it $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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). Chris Monroe/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview $60 at Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. 0 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Share your voice Tags The Cheapskate 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. 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. Read Google Home Hub reviewcenter_img Read the AirPods review See It DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See at Amazon 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. 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. Boost Mobile $299 at Amazon JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET Turo See at Turo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Angela Lang/CNET Smile! You’re on shared-screen camera! Microsoft Microsoft’s messaging app Skype looks like it’s getting another friendly face in an upcoming version — yours! A split-screen feature for displaying what’s happening on your side of the call appeared in a beta build of the app (the Skype Insider program), so you’ll likely see it in an upcoming release.Screen sharing can be used for showing documents without having to send them before discussing: not as fun as collaboratively shopping for clothes, movie viewing or mocking a series of texts from your mom, which you can also do, but more practical.And you can record the sessions, but the app will record any notifications that pop up as well. So share carefully! Best Buy See It Apple iPhone XS Comments $999 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 7 $999 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. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. 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. 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. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $155 at Google Express Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $6 at Tidal Rylo $261 at Daily Steals via Google Expresslast_img read more

Avalanche Survivor Returns to Rainbow Ridge Recovers Bodies of Companions

first_imgThe survivor of the Dec. 6 avalanche at Rainbow Ridge returned to the site in the Eastern Alaska Range last week to recover the bodies of his friend and dog. Michael Hopper says he had to go, because Alaska State Troopers had ruled out a recovery mission until the danger of avalanche in the area subsided. That could’ve taken months.Download AudioMichael Hopper says he and a companion set out a week ago intending to scout out the area where his friend, Erik Peterson, and his dog, Rowdy, were buried, to determine whether a recovery mission was even possible.Both Hopper and his companion, Dan Perpich, are experienced backcountry skiiers. He says they knew it was risky to return to the site. He says they proceeded cautiously during the 2-and-a-half-hour trek to Rainbow Ridge from the Richardson Highway, about 10 miles north of Isabel Pass.Michael Hopper says his dog, Rowdy, almost always accompanied him when he went backcountry skiing – like this 2010 outing in the Eastern Alaska Range near Black Rapids.Credit Mike Hopper“It was still unnerving, I have to admit,” he said.Hopper says once they got back to the debris field where his friends were buried and surveyed the area, they decided a recovery was do-able. They mapped-out a safe route away from avalanche-prone areas, and started digging.Hopper said Perpich was the ideal companion for the mission, because he’s a veteran who’s been through courses at the Army’s Northern Warfare Training Center out of the Black Rapids Training Site.“He’s received plenty of training in avalanche awareness and also in rescue and recovery of all sorts,” he said. “So he was a pretty handy guy to have along.”Hopper and Perpich worked two full days of work to remove the bodies and bring them out.Hopper says it was a relief for both him and Peterson’s family to recover the bodies, because he’d been nagged by the thought of leaving his friends behind until the danger of avalanche subsided. That could’ve taken weeks, even months.“We felt it was important, I think, to his family, to know their son was off the mountain. There was a sense of rightness about that,” he said. “And it was also good for me to find my dog as well.”Hopper says he also found comfort in how he found his dog.“Probably the only light in this dark mission was when we found Rowdy, he was curled up right up against Erik’s back. And he had his right paw on Erik’s shoulder. And it looked very, very much just like he’d just curled up right up against Erik and went to sleep.”Hopper speaks quietly, and stops to clear his throat every couple of minutes. He says that’s because he re-injured his lungs during the recovery mission after damaging them when he was buried in the avalanche. He managed to dig himself out that time, but not before breathing in a lot of snow and accumulating fluid in his lungs.“I’m under strict orders now not to play outside for a month,” he said.Hooper told Alaska State Troopers last Tuesday that he’d recovered Peterson’s body. He turned it over to the Troopers, who in turn transported it to the state Medical Examiner’s office.Hooper says Peterson’s remains will be returned to his family in Rhode Island for interment.last_img read more

Telangana Government constitutes 11member TFRC

first_imgHyderabad: State government on Thursday has notified constituting an 11-member Telangana Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (TFRC) under the Chairmanship of former High Court Judge, Justice R Swaroop Reddy. A government order by State Education Secretary B Janardhan Reddy said that under Rule (3) of the Telangana Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (for Professional Courses offered in Private Un-aided Professional Institutions) Rules, 2006, the committee has been constituted. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Following this, the new TFRC will be fixing the admission fee for the un-aided private professional colleges in the State for the block period of 2019-2022. Accordingly, Justice P Swaroop Reddy will be chairman and the Principal Secretary or Secretary representing the education, health and medical and family welfare will be acting as the Member Secretary of the committee. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Prof Manzoor Hussain of Mechanical Department, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H) and Dr Vimala Thomas, Professor and HOD of SPM Gandhi Hospital will be the academic expert members, representing the technical and medical education. Similarly, G V Laxman Rao, Charted Accountant and K Ravinder Reddy, Advocate will be representing in the committee as the financial expert and legal experts, respectively. Advertise With Us That apart, Vice-Chancellor of the JNTU-H, for engineering courses, Vice- Chancellor of Kaloji Narayana Rao Health University, Warangal for Medical Courses and Vice-Chancellor Osmania University Hyderabad for B.Ed and other courses will be the member of the committee. Besides, one representative from the State Finance Department, Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education, One representative from the All India Council of Technical Education, Medical Council of India, Bar Council of India, and National Council of Teacher Education (as the case may be) will also be the member of the newly constituted committee. Further, the chairman of the committee can decide to invite anyone as a special invitee.last_img read more

A Politician Is Trying to Stop Elon Musk From Selling Flamethrowers

first_img Listen Now January 30, 2018 Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. 3 min readcenter_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Elon Musk may already have secured more than 15,000 pre-orders of Boring Company-branded flamethrowers, but an elected official in the California State government is taking measures to prevent the torch guns from ever getting into the hands of those customers.On Saturday, Elon Musk announced via Twitter and Instagram that he’d put flamethrowers up for sale on the website for his nascent traffic-tunnel-boring business, The Boring Company. By Tuesday morning, he tweeted that he’d sold three-quarters of the 20,000 $500 flamethrowers he intends to produce. Meanwhile, California Assemblymember Miguel Santiago caught wind of Musk’s flamethrower sale and announced his intent to introduce legislation to block it.On Twitter, Santiago, who represents California’s 53rd Assembly District (comprised of Downtown Los Angeles and some surrounding areas), posted the following press release and accompanying message. The end of the release explains that Santiago has introduced a placeholder measure, and that additional language is in the process of being drafted and the measure will be updated in March. If this is real, I’m outraged and you should be too. If this is a joke, then it’s a terribly insensitive one given that we’re coming off of the worst wildfire season in history. Either way: NOT FUNNY. NOT GONNA HAPPEN. pic.twitter.com/82n00um9Bf— Miguel Santiago (@SantiagoAD53) January 29, 2018Related: Elon Musk’s Boring Company Has Made $3.5 Million on Flamethrowers in 2 DaysIn the release, Santiago referenced the Boring Company’s plans to construct a tunnel in Los Angeles to help alleviate traffic congestion.”The State of California and the County and City of Los Angeles have entrusted Mr. Musk to help alleviate a real public policy problem here by executing a tunnel under the City to help alleviate traffic,” Santiago said in the statement. “This deviation feels like a slap in the face.”Santiago went on to hypothesize about the fire and public safety hazards associated with Musk’s flamethrower, which has become available “in the wake of the state’s deadliest wildfires in history.”The assemblyman qualified that while he is “in awe of Mr. Musk’s genius — the brains behind Tesla, SolarCity, PayPal and SpaceX … ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’”The California Professional Firefighters are also on the record in opposition to Musk’s flamethrowers in Santiago’s statement.Musk has tweeted that his flamethrower complies with standards set by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF says any flamethrower with a flame shorter than 10 ft is A-ok. Our design is max fun for least danger. I’d be way more scared of a steak knife.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2018Other companies, such as Throwflame and Ion Productions Team, sell flamethrowers with ranges greater than 10 feet, according to The Los Angeles Times.The flamethrowers are the second item The Boring Company has sold. Late last year, Musk sold 50,000 $20 hats with the company’s name on them, then tweeted that its next product would be a flamethrower in what seemed at the time to be a joke.After 50k hats, we will start selling The Boring Company flamethrower— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2017On the web page for the flamethrowers, the Boring Company now also has a $30 fire extinguisher for pre-order. last_img read more

Prime location and luxe amenities at Montreals Hôtel Le Crystal

first_img TORONTO — When the design team asked Hôtel Le Crystal’s VP and General Manager Eric Hamel what sort of vision he had for the Montreal property’s upcoming reno, he went into his office and came back with a blank sheet of white paper.“’What’s this?’ they asked. I told them we wanted a completely fresh start,” said Hamel. “From there we created the new Hôtel Le Crystal.”With a prime spot on Rue de la Montagne at Boulevard René-Lévesque, Hôtel Le Crystal had what every hotel needs – a great location, close to Rue Ste.-Catherine with its legendary boutiques and restaurants, and a block from the Centre Bell. Now, at 11 years old, it needed a makeover too.Hamel said the new look is bright, light and airy, a much-needed contrast from the dark aesthetic so often seen in high-end hotels these days. The renovation is just about complete. “We started work in November 2018 and on April 26, 2019 it will be complete,” he told media yesterday at an industry lunch at Toronto’s Sassafraz restaurant.The look is high-end, but approachable, says Valerie Marchand, Hôtel Le Crystal’s Sales & Marketing Director. “We are a five-star hotel but we want to be five-star in a casual, welcoming way,” says Marchand. “It’s very important to have guests feel very comfortable as soon as they walk in the lobby.”More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoThat attention to comfort extends to the suites, where all the beds are king beds, and every suite has a kitchenette. The hotel has 131 suites with a minimum size of 495 spacious square feet. For both corporate and leisure travellers – the hotel’s clientele is a mix – the renovations included the installation of seven USB ports in each suite.Junior suites come complete with a pullout sofa and even include bathrobes for children. There are new high-end Bose multi-function sound system and bathroom amenities provided by eco-friendly Quebec supplier Oneka, which the Hôtel Le Crystal were the first to feature. Room linens have also all been refreshed.“As an independent hotel, we can cater to both the business and leisure traveller with our own innovative ideas and thoughtful inclusions,” says Hamel. “Not only are its founders Montrealers, but we have a policy of hiring locally and supporting local producers.” The hotel also features 6,000 square feet of meeting space, making it as popular with corporate event planners as with wedding groups.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthThe new accommodation categories at Hôtel Le Crystal include:THE LOFT SUITE (56 in all): Airy and with a downtown vibe, ideal for business travellers or couplesLoft SuiteJUNIOR SUITE (14): An excellent choice for families, comprising a cozy bedroom for the parents with a sitting area featuring a large sofa-bed for the childrenTHE LOFT SUITE WITH 2 KING (14): Perfect for two colleagues or friends who desire the absolute in individual comfortSuite with two king bedsTHE CRYSTAL SUITE (7): The signature suite, sure to delight and surprise with its bold design, massive bay window and latest technologyCrystal SuiteTHE EXECUTIVE SUITE (7): Featuring a fireplace and a balcony, this suite is perfect for couples looking for a romantic, elegant escapeTHE PENTHOUSES (5): The Penthouses are ideal for guests who are looking for the ultimate in the Crystal Experience. Situated on the 11th floor, the Penthouses offer unequalled views of the city as well as lovely terraces, perfect for Montreal’s sultry summer nights.Along with the renovations Hôtel Le Crystal has also introduced new packages themed for Families, Romance and Long Weekends. See hotellecrystal.com for more details. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Prime location and luxe amenities at Montreal’s Hôtel Le Crystal Tags: Hôtel Le Crystal, Montreal, Openings & Renovationslast_img read more

Israeli family discovers ancient treasure under living room

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The couple say they found evidence of the mikveh, or Jewish ritual bath, while renovating the home three years ago. But they were unsure of the significance and continued with the construction. They ultimately decided to hide it under a trap door and carpet.This week, they could no longer contain their curiosity and alerted authorities to their secret.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have unearthed a rare, well-preserved 2,000-year-old-Jewish ritual bath hidden under the floorboard of a family home in Jerusalem.Archaeologists said Wednesday that the discovery shines new light on ancient Jewish and early Christian communities in the area. But the discovery might be most noteworthy because the couple who owns the home literally kept the treasure hidden under a rug for three years before choosing to come clean. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likecenter_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more

3year probation for Farruko in case of undeclared

first_img3-year probation for Farruko in case of undeclared $52K AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2019 11:31 am PDT FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rican singer Farruko performs during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Florida Panthers and the Ottawa Senators, Tuesday, in Sunrise, Fla. A judge on Thursday, June 13, 2019, has ordered three years’ probation for Puerto Rican singer Farruko after he pleaded guilty to not declaring nearly $52,000 in cash discovered in his luggage and shoes last year. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A judge on Thursday ordered three years’ probation for Puerto Rican singer Farruko after he pleaded guilty to not declaring nearly $52,000 in cash discovered in his luggage and shoes last year when he flew in to an airport in the U.S. territory.The judge also ordered the seizure of $41,000 of that money.Authorities detained the popular reggaeton and trap singer in March 2018 after he arrived by helicopter from the Dominican Republic. He was briefly placed under house arrest with an ankle monitor.Farruko, whose real name is Carlos Efrén Reyes, had told reporters that he was singing in the Dominican Republic and forgot to report the money.Federal authorities had asked for a 16-month prison sentence.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Hellenics loan package sale a credit positive Moodys says

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesHellenic Bank’s preliminary agreement to sell €145m of non-performing, non-retail secured and unsecured loans to Norway’s B2Holdings ASA is a credit positive for the lender, Moody’s Investors Service said.“The sale is credit positive for Hellenic Bank because it reduces its nonperforming exposures (NPE) as of September 2017 by 6.2 per cent, helping the bank meet its NPE reduction targets without negatively affecting its profitability and regulatory capital,” the rating company said in an emailed statement on Monday. “The transaction, albeit small, is also the first of its kind in Cyprus, paving the way for additional sales of NPE from Hellenic and other Cypriot banks burdened with large amounts of problem loans”.Moody’s said that it estimates that most loans included in the transaction had been extended to small and medium size enterprises (SME) and their provisioning coverage exceeded the bank’s average which stood in September at 61 per cent. On top, “for the majority of the loans, legal proceedings have been completed or initiated,” Moody’s said.Hellenic Bank reported in September a non-performing loans stock of €2.3bn, or 55.7 per cent of the total compared to 58.4 per cent a year before. The completion of the deal with the Norwegian non-performing loans specialist is subject to regulatory approval.Moody’s said that it expects Hellenic to continue reducing its non-performing loans portfolio this year, after having done so – though at a modest ratio – over the past 11 quarters.“The deal amounts to around 82% of Hellenic Bank’s NPE reduction in the first nine months of 2017, accelerating the bank’s asset quality improvement,” Moody’s said. “Improving their weak asset quality is a priority for all domestic Cypriot banks”.The large overhang of non-performing loans of Cypriot lenders consumes sizeable resources and strains their profitability and capital, the rating company said. It added that as a result of the size of their delinquent loan portfolio, banks are constrained in providing lending to the economy which is expected to grow 3.2 per cent this year.The sale of non-performing loans, made possible after a change in legislation months before Cyprus completed its adjustment programme, “will give banks more options in managing their problematic exposures, in addition to the available tools of restructurings, write-offs, liquidations, and debt for asset swaps,” Moody’s said.Moody’s assigns Hellenic a Caa1 positive deposits rating and a caa2 baseline credit assessment.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more