FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Data collected by Environment Canada shows that a series of thunderstorms caused over 7,000 lightning strikes to be recorded over Northeast B.C. on Sunday.Meteorologist Louis Kohanyi said that several massive thunderstorms began forming over the Rocky Mountains near Chetwynd and Hudson’s Hope during the middle of the afternoon Sunday. Kohanyi said however that daytime highs will only reach the low- to mid-20’s, meaning the Peace Region won’t see temperatures that were nearly as intense as those seen on Saturday and Sunday.Fort St. John and Dawson Creek both broke alltime high temperature records for July 28th on Saturday.The 29.4 degrees recorded at the North Peace Airport was 0.5 degrees hotter than the previous record of 28.9 degrees, which dated back to 1982.Dawson Creek meanwhile recorded a high of 29.8 degrees, which was 0.2 degrees higher than the last record, which also dated to 1982. Kohanyi explained that Environment Canada issued the first severe thunderstorm warning at around 6:45 p.m. for a thunderstorm near Chetwynd that began moving in a southeasterly direction.Another warning was issued for a thunderstorm that formed over East Pine and moved into the Dawson Creek area shortly after 9:00 p.m.A map of lightning strikes recorded over the B.C. Peace Region on Sunday. Photo by Environment CanadaIn total, Kohanyi said that there were approximately 7,000 lightning strikes recorded over the B.C. Peace Region during the course of the storms, which lasted over six hours and finally moved over Alberta at around midnight.A lightning bolt strikes near Pouce Coupe on Sunday evening. Photo by Alistair McInnisDawson Creek bore the brunt of the storms, as 20.6 millimetres of rain was recorded at the Dawson Creek Regional Airport. Of that, Kohanyi said 13.2 millimetres fell in just one hour, while wind gusts peaked at 65 kilometres per hour.In contrast, the North Peace Airport weather station only recorded 2.4 mm of rain and wind gusts of 57 km/h.A map of lightning strikes recorded over Western Canada. Photo by Environment CanadaKohanyi said that an upper-level trough will be moving down from the Fort Nelson area throughout the day, meaning showers or thunderstorms are once again a possibility over Northeast B.C. today.
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government, right at the midpoint of its mandate, will map out its financial path this week and announce new measures as it enters the two-year stretch toward the next election.The fall update will also reveal Tuesday what the Liberals plan to do with an unexpected windfall that experts predict could be as high as $10 billion in each of the next couple of years.The midterm bump is the welcomed product of the strong economic surge in early 2017 that caught forecasters off guard.Will Finance Minister Bill Morneau seek to use the extra financial breathing room to start grinding down the multibillion-dollar deficits across his outlook?Or will he pour a large sum of the additional cash into new spending and lingering commitments?“This is probably the year in which we will get the best possible fix on how committed they are to returning to a path of lower deficits,” said Scotiabank chief economist Jean-Francois Perrault, a former assistant deputy minister under Morneau.“They’ve got money to spend if they want to spend it. But if they want to send a message of a reasonable degree of fiscal conservatism, it’s also their chance to send that message.”Without new federal spending, Scotiabank is predicting shortfalls of $17 billion in 2017-18 and $16 billion in 2018-19.By comparison, Morneau’s budget last March forecasted deficits of $25.5-billion for 2017-18 and $24.4 billion for 2018-19.But Ottawa could choose to spend some of these extra funds. The next question is: where would it go?A senior government official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement, said Tuesday’s update will include some new measures — but insisted the document won’t be as thick as last year’s edition.The official described it as more of a fiscal and economic update, rather than a mini-budget containing big announcements.Last year’s update included major new plans like the government’s $35-billion infrastructure bank, which is designed to use public money as a way to lure private capital for new, large-scale projects such as transit systems. It also contained other significant changes to attract a greater number of talented immigrants to Canada and to create a hub mandated to lure more foreign investment.This year, expect the Liberals to share more specifics on how they intend to deliver on big commitments, including those for Indigenous peoples and infrastructure investments, said Sahir Khan, the executive vice president of a University of Ottawa think tank.Politically speaking, Khan believes the key for the Liberals at this stage of their mandate is for them to start convincing taxpayers that their money is being well spent.“I do think that as you head into an election, the public starts to think about results and performance, particularly when things are being funded in a deficit context” said Khan, whose Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy is led by former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page.“I think there’s a general sense that the government’s now going to have to pivot to the quality of execution that matches the narrative between now and the election.”Khan’s think tank is projecting the Liberals’ 2017-18 budget deficit to be more than $10 billion smaller than the government predicted in March.But beyond next year, the think tank predicts the feds will struggle to improve the budgetary balance over the next half-decade. It says the outlook will face fiscal pressures from new tax and spending measures as well as a higher-than-expected path for interest rates.This year, Canadians can expect the Liberals to pat themselves on the back as they argue their work to date has been a driver of the country’s economic success.For months, the Liberals have seized on positive economic figures as evidence of progress in their plan to grow the economy through measures such as a tax cut for middle-income earners and enhanced child benefits.The Finance Department also reported last month that Ottawa ran a deficit of $17.8 billion in 2016-17, smaller than the $23-billion shortfall forecast in the spring budget.Daniel Lauzon, a Morneau spokesman, said the government will make sure that the “middle class sees the benefits” of the improved economy.Morneau himself may be hoping the positive economic news in the update will change the channel from controversies.Last week, in hopes of muting conflict-of-interest allegations, the former Bay Street executive promised to sell off at least $21 million worth of stock in his family’s company and place his other assets in a blind trust.Morneau has also been promoting the Liberals’ efforts to address concerns and complaints about a package of proposed small-business tax reforms.Lauzon said the tax proposals will not be fully costed in Tuesday’s update because more work is needed to finalize the measures, particularly one that calls for new limits on the use of passive investment income by wealthy incorporated individuals. The passive investment change, once implemented, is expected to bring in a significant amount of revenue for Ottawa.Morneau has already signalled that, despite the recent economic strength, he’s unlikely to lay out a timetable for balancing the books.He has credited Ottawa’s deficit-spending approach for the economic improvements and has said he will continue with the plan in a “fiscally responsible way,” which is likely a continued focus on lowering the federal debt-to-GDP ratio.The Liberals won the 2015 election on a platform that pledged to invest billions in infrastructure and child benefits as a way to re-energize the economy. They had promised annual shortfalls would not surpass $10 billion during the first couple years of their mandate and to return to balance by 2019-20.However, a few months after taking office the government abandoned those vows, citing a weaker-than-expected economy.As the Liberals strategize for the next election, they will also have to consider a major economic threat: the renegotiation and potential collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement.They will also have to account for the possibility the growth spurt won’t last long. The strong performance to start 2017 is widely expected to taper off in the second half of the year.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter
Unifor is planning to begin “work-to-rule” job action on Monday as talks with seven Crown employers remain at an impasse with no further negotiations planned for the weekend.According to Unifor, a strike for all seven bargaining units representing thousands of workers will follow first thing Friday, Oct. 4, if a deal can’t be reached by then.The action could affect nearly 3,000 SaskTel employees and roughly 1,700 workers at SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater, the Water Security Agency and two SaskTel subsidiaries. “Work to rule” is set for 12:01 a.m. on Monday, the time specified in strike notices delivered to the employers starting late last week.Unifor said the initial job action set for Monday will look different for each workplace, but will involve employees performing “the minimum standard required to do their job safely.”“In most cases that involves refusing overtime and ignoring performance targets set by the employer,” said a statement sent to the Leader-Post on Saturday.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.According to Unifor, employers at the six Crown corporations and one Crown agency have broken off the talks. A statement from Finance Minister Donna Harpauer on Saturday said the employers informed Unifor that their previously tabled offer stands “and further consideration would only be given to non-monetary requests.”The two sides have been far apart on wages. Unifor has repeatedly signalled that something in the neighbourhood of a 2.3 per cent hike would be fair. But employers have offered a deal with two years of flat salaries, followed by hike of one per cent and two percent. A fifth year with a two per cent hike is also being offered at some tables.Unifor said the Crowns have “steadfastly” refused to budge.Chris MacDonald, assistant to the national president of Unifor, said the last exchange between the two sides came on Thursday evening, when the union came back with a counteroffer to the employer proposal.“We waited all day for them… they never came back to meet with us,” said MacDonald. “They said they weren’t going to amend their monetary offer.”MacDonald expressed some skepticism that a deal will be reached in time to avert a strike, pointing to what Unifor has called a government “mandate” that, in their view, leaves employers with little flexibility to achieve a deal closer to worker demands.“The government seems very entrenched and I can see on the faces of the (employer representatives) that they have no power here, and it’s clear to me that they’re struggling,” MacDonald said.“This thing is going to be full blown as of Friday.”Jerry Dias, Unifor’s national president, was at the bargaining table this week and addressed members in Regina on Thursday. He was bullish on their ability to achieve a better deal through the power of numbers. A strike hitting seven Crowns would be unprecedented in the Saskatchewan Party government’s 12-year mandate.In Saturday’s release, Dias blamed the impasse on the government.“Picket lines are our last resort, but we’ve said from the start that wage freezes were simply not fair,” said Dias.Harpauer countered in her statement that the offer on the table actually amounts to a five per cent raise over five years.“This is not a wage freeze,” Harpauer stressed.Dias pointed to a 2.3 per cent cost-of-living increase MLAs took this year, saying that the demands of workers are therefore “reasonable” in comparison. The government has countered that Crown workers have in fact gotten more in raises, on average, than MLAs over the past five years.Harpauer has also pointed to the fiscal reality in Saskatchewan, just months after she balanced the budget with a thin cushion that narrowed further in the first quarter update.But Dias noted that salaries for Crown workers are paid out of self-funded Crown budgets, while MLA salaries are paid out of the government’s general revenue fund. Crowns have paid substantial dividends over the past fiscal year, with SaskTel alone paying $116.3 million to Crown Investment Corporation.Harpauer reiterated on Saturday that she retains confidence in the bargaining process.“Again, we respect the right of Unifor members to take job action, but believe that a strike is not in the best interest of the Crowns, Crown employees, and Crown shareholders – the people of Saskatchewan,” her statement said.She pointed to essential service agreements that ensure Saskatchewan people will remain safe in case of emergencies, whatever job action ensues.“We continue to believe that a resolution can be found through bargaining in good faith while respecting the resources that belong to Crown shareholders – the people of Saskatchewan,” said Harpauer.But MacDonald dismissed Harpauer’s seriousness. In his view, meeting a union counteroffer with a previous monetary pitch isn’t really bargaining at all.Asked what the job action planned for this week will mean for customers of the seven Crown entities, MacDonald said workers are “under a lot of pressure to produce.” The union is now telling them to not worry about meeting employer targets.When queried about how much disruption that could cause, he pointed out that it’s a busy time of year and employees “are working lots of overtime.”Unifor representatives have checked out of the Hotel Saskatchewan, where the negotiations were taking place this week, but are prepared to send people back to the table, according to MacDonald.“We’re ready to bargain if they were to call,” he email@example.com
With the United Nations Oil-for-Food programme for Iraq finally winding down after “serving as lifeline to a large segment of the population” for seven years, Secretary-General Kofi Annan calls in a new report for the United States and its partners to ensure that the Iraqi people are provided with essential food and medicine. “While the phasing out of the oil-for-food programme is a logical consequence of the termination of sanctions, it will be essential that those who have responsibility for the effective administration of the country ensure that the people of Iraq are provided with the necessary, essential services and, in particular, with food and medicine,” Mr. Annan says in a report requested by recent Security Council resolutions. The programme, under which a sanctions-bound Iraq was allowed to use monitored oil sales revenue for humanitarian purchases, will be phased out by 21 November under the terms of last month’s Council resolution lifting sanctions on Iraq. Giving a balance sheet of the programme since its inception in 1996, Mr. Annan notes that total oil proceeds reached approximately $65 billion as of 20 May, of which $46 billion was allocated to the humanitarian pipeline. The rest was allocated to cover compensation claims and administration costs. To date, more than $28 billion worth of humanitarian goods has been delivered to Iraq. The programme was temporarily halted on 17 March after the withdrawal of all UN staff from Iraq on the eve of hostilities and later adjusted by the Security Council to give Mr. Annan more authority to administer the operation, including prioritizing deliveries and finding new entry ports to speed their shipment. As of 4 June, the value of these priority items reached $1.2 billion, the Office of the Iraq Programme, which oversees the operation, said today. “I should like to appeal to all concerned to give absolute priority to the interests of the Iraqi people, who have suffered far too long,” the Secretary-General says in the report. “All necessary measures should be taken to normalize life for the Iraqi population by urgently ensuring the restoration of security throughout the country, resuming the distribution of the food basket and restoring essential social/public services, with the full participation of the Iraqis themselves.” He pays tribute to all UN international and national staff both in the field and at headquarters for “their commitment and dedicated services to alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people under very difficult circumstances.” “I wish to pay special tribute to our national staff who courageously continued to deliver essential supplies throughout the period of conflict,” he adds.
In a video message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged people around the world to join him in “turning out the lights and turning up the pressure” for a healthy planet.“Climate change is moving much faster than we are. Its alarming impacts are upon us; resources and ecosystems across the world are under assault. Earth Hour is an opportunity to show our resolve to change,” he said.“Protecting the environment is preserving life itself,” stressed the UN chief.Organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour encourages individuals, companies, organizations and Governments throughout the world to switch off their lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m. local time.This year, Earth Hour is stressing the link between climate change and biodiversity loss, as thousands of plant and animal species are threatened with extinction as a result of increasing temperatures.First launched in 2007 in Australia, Earth Hour has been commemorated every year since, mobilizing hundreds of millions of individuals to participate and growing to become one of the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment and climate action.
A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called at 4.28pm to a rescue of a person in water in Pilkington Way, Radcliffe.”Fire engines from Whitefield, Farnworth and Eccles attended the incident along with a water incident unit from Eccles.”Crews rescued one casualty who was then handed over to NWAS (North West Ambulance Service).”Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8797 or 101 quoting incident number 1930 of 11/09/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A baby boy rescued from a river has died in hospital.Police were called to reports that a child was in the River Irwell in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, shortly before 4.25pm on Wednesday.The boy, believed to be almost 12 months old, was recovered from the water by firefighters who attended the scene near to Blackburn Street along with other emergency services.He was rushed to hospital but died a short time later.A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning, said Greater Manchester Police.It is understood police are treating the matter as a domestic incident.Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident that has led to an innocent baby boy losing his life and we are doing everything we can to support his family at this unimaginably devastating time.”I know his loss will be felt by the entire community and our thoughts are very much with his loved ones this evening.”A murder investigation is under way and we are working hard to piece together the circumstances that led to the baby boy ending up in the water.”Whilst we have a man in custody, our investigation is ongoing and I’d urge any witnesses or anyone with any information to get in touch as soon as possible so that we can find out what happened to him.”
handballHSV HamburglijewskiMarcin LijewskiPolish HandballWisla Plock Thirty-five year old Marcin Lijewski will be definitely leaving HSV Hamburg this summer after he refused to sign the new contract proposed by HSV Hamburg that will keep him one more-year in Hamburg. He joined HSV Hamburg 2008 from SG Flensburg, and quickly became one of the key players in HSV Hamburg’s offense.The reports say that he will be looking for a new club in his home country, and most serious candidate for his signature is Wisla Plock. ← Previous Story Darko Stanic on exit door from Metalurg Next Story → Damir Batinovic continues career in France
SOMETIMES, YOU JUST get lucky.Last year, Japanese police seized just 6.6 kilogrammes of cocaine last year, down from 28.7 kilos in 2011.Then today over 120 kilos of the drug washed up on south of Tokyo.The haul, valued at around €53 million worth, was stuffed into backpacks has washed up on beaches south of Tokyo in Japan’s biggest-ever seizure, reports said today.Two more bags were found today after an elderly local resident discovered four drug-filled rucksacks yesterday.The bags were fitted with buoys and illuminated markers, suggesting that they were part of a sophisticated smuggling operation that had gone wrong.In all, there were 120 kilos of plastic-wrapped blocks of cocaine inside the bags, which police suspect were lost by seafaring traffickers, the leading Yomiuri Shimbun and other media said.A police spokesman declined to comment to AFP on the reports.AFP provided additional reportingRead: Gardaí seize heroin and cannabis at Athlone houseRead: Two men arrested after Donegal drug seizure
PHOTOS: New Yorkers offer solidarity with Boston after marathon terror > THE FBI HAVE pledged to do everything possible to find out exactly what happened at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and to bring those responsible to justice.Three people were killed in the double explosions, including an 8-year-old boy, 176 people were injured and 17 of those are in a critical condition in hospital.Speaking at a press conference in Boston earlier, investigators say two bombs were found only and dispelled rumours there was seven devices involved in the incident.The FBI’s Richard DesLauriers said there are “no known additional threats” in the wake of the bombings and added that “assistance from the public is imperative”.No additional threatsThe scene of the explosions will remain sealed off for a number of days as certified explosive specialists and canines are brought in. Currently there are over 300 forensic specialists going through the rubble and preserving the scene of the accident.DesLauriers said they would continue to pursue leads and go to the “ends of the earth” to get to the bottom of who did this and why.Police Commissioner Edward Davis said it was the most “complex crime scene ever in the history of Boston” and asked those who live in the surrounding area and who are eager to return to their homes “to remain patient”.He also asked for any images or video footage of the marathon to be sent to police in Boston as they “could be helpful to the investigation”.There will be an enhanced presence of police on the streets of Boston over the coming days and the public are being informed that this is to “comfort” them. Police presence will also be stepped up at Logan Airport.Investigators would not confirm what sort of bomb or bomb materials were used or if there was anyone being held in custody but they did confirm that they were interviewing a number of witnesses.Mayor Thomas Menino said that “terror was brought to the city of Boston” and “the heroes were those who wear helmets and wear badges”. He added that “Boston will overcome”.Read: Pakistani Taliban say they are not responsible for Boston bombing > More: Boston Marathon blasts put world’s cities on alert >
We adjourned last week with proposals to consider, and today marks the final opportunity to avert further strike action. Our members are ready to take that action.A strike of over 600 staff in June severely disrupted services and has created delays in processing applications for rent supplement.Civic offices in Tallaght and Clondalkin and seven libraries in the council area closed on June 24.The union agreed to defer a second day of strike action, originally scheduled for June 26, before going into the LRC talks.However, limited industrial action – which has been underway for the past five weeks – is continuing.Read: South Dublin County Council offices close in strike over pay cuts>Read: Council workers in South Dublin are working to rule today> IMPACT TRADE UNION says today’s hearing at the Labour Relations Commission will be the ‘final opportunity’ to avert strike action in South Dublin County Council.The union that is representing the workers says a work stoppage will be staged on Thursday if no acceptable outcome is reached.The dispute started when council management cut the pay of 13 of its staff and revealed plans to do the same to another 150 workers.Impact has engaged in talks at the LRC over the last two weeks.Its national secretary Peter Nolan said, “The process has been a difficult one, and progress has been slow.
Most of us prefer to unwrap and play the video games we purchase, but many people buy games to collect. Ahans76, one user at PlayStation Collecting, is one of those people, and now claims that he has every single PS2 game released in America – still wrapped in original packaging and in mint condition.PlayStation Collecting interviewed Ahans76 about his collection of close to 1,800 PlayStation 2 games, all completely sealed and stored carefully in a series of bookshelves. According to the interview, Ahans76 started off buying a few games here and there and had no intention of becoming a collector, but he just fell into it.The PlayStation 2 is his favorite console, and while he doesn’t disclose exactly how many games are in his collection or how much the total collection cost him to build, he did mention that the PS2 isn’t the only console he collects for. He also collects titles for the PSP and the Neo Geo, with the Neo Geo being the current focus of his collection.Another thing worth noting is that while all of the games Ahans76 has are sealed, that’s not the only criteria he has for the games in his collection. For example, they all have to be first editions, meaning no second editions, re-releases, and no “greatest hits” versions are on his shelves. If a game was an exclusive of some kind, he had to get that version.That’s incredible dedication, and an even bigger investment, especially in games that will never see the inside of a console. Even so, it’s an great museum of sorts to the glory days of the PlayStation 2, and its monetary value likely pales in comparison to the sense of satisfaction Ahans76 has for completing his collection.Read more at PlayStation Collecting, via Kotaku
By Paul Hosford 62 Comments Short URL Yes (4564) 16,797 Views No (3130) Friday 7 Apr 2017, 9:22 AM Image: David Davies/AP I don’t know (387) IT’S THE BIGGEST betting day of the year tomorrow as the Aintree Grand National goes off.But will you be joining in?Do you fancy a flutter?We’re asking: Will you have a bet on the Grand National? YesJust an office sweepNoI don’t knowVote http://jrnl.ie/3328472 Just an office sweep (632) Apr 7th 2017, 9:22 AM Poll Results: Share5 Tweet Email1 Image: David Davies/AP Poll: Will you have a bet on the Grand National? Do you fancy a flutter? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Le marché français de la musique numérique se redresseFrance – Le Syndicat national de l’édition phonographique (Snep) a annoncé une hausse des ventes de disques physiques mais aussi numériques pour le premier trimestre 2010. Alors que le dispositif de lutte contre le téléchargement illégal Hadopi se met doucement en place, le marché de la musique numérique a représenté quelque 23,3 millions d’euros au premier semestre 2010.Après avoir connu un net ralentissement en 2009, le marché de la musique se reprend avec en France, une hausse des ventes physiques et numériques de 8% au premier semestre 2010. Le marché a ainsi atteint 128,6 millions d’euros, dont 105,5 millions pour le marché physique, soit un augmentation de 4,3% par rapport au premier trimestre 2009, et 23,3 millions d’euros pour le marché numérique, grâce à une hausse des ventes de 28,7%. La musique numérique représente aujourd’hui 18% du marché français, soit le plus haut taux d’Europe avec le Royaume-Uni. Le Snep estime devoir ce redressement à l’impact de la loi Hadopi qui, si elle n’est pas encore appliquée, aurait déjà un effet psychologique sur les habitudes des internautes mélomanes. Le vote de la loi Création et Internet, qui vise à lutter contre le téléchargement illégal, aurait poussé les consommateurs à se tourner vers les offres légales par crainte de futures représailles.Le marché de la musique numérique pourrait encore voir sa part de marché sensiblement augmenter dans les mois à venir, grâce au lancement prévu en juin prochain de la carte Musique Jeune subventionnée pour moitié par l’État. C’est aussi en juin que les premiers mails d’avertissement d’Hadopi devraient être envoyés aux internautes soupçonnés de téléchargement illégal.Le 5 mai 2010 à 16:01 • Emmanuel Perrin
Thiago Silva insisted that he hopes that Unai Emery will be given more time by PSG and will stay even for the season to come even though he wasn’t successful in their Champions League campaign.It has been said that the Spaniard is likely to lose his job and be replaced after the ongoing season but Thiago Silva insisted that he doesn’t think that it would be the right choice for the club.The Brazil international spoke about his side’s coach as he said, according to Sports Keeda:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“Yes, of course, I’m his captain. I’m always honest, especially with the work we do together. He always has confidence in me and the players do towards the staff.”“For the moment, we don’t know anything. We see a lot of names mentioned, a lot of managers saying that they want to come. It is difficult to see things like that because he has always been professional. We have to continue until the end of the season and then see what will happen.”
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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. Tags See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $299 at Amazon 7 $155 at Google Express Sprint Angela Lang/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview 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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. Sci-Tech Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $60 at Best Buy Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET The peak of the Quadrantids, which can generate over 100 meteors per hour, lasts for just a few hours, but meteors will still appear before and after. “The reason the peak is so short is due to the shower’s thin stream of particles and the fact that the Earth crosses the stream at a perpendicular angle,” NASA explains.Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society says observers in the US can expect around 25 Quadrantids per hour at its best. The Quadrantids aren’t known for producing fireballs, but could still generate some extremely bright meteors, he notes.Adventurous skywatchers who don’t mind the cold could be in for a visual treat tonight with the first meteor shower of 2019. The Cheapskate $999 Space,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. Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) This Quadrantid meteor made an appearance over New Mexico in 2013. NASA/MSFC/MEO The Quadrantids may not be the most famous meteor shower, but it can be one of the most scenic and intense. The shower peaks Thursday night, though observers may catch sight of stray Quadrantid meteors through the middle of January.This year’s show doesn’t have great timing for North American observations. But skywatchers may still get a good look at meteors spawned by 2003 EH1, an asteroid that’s possibly a “rock comet,” which is a space object that acts like a cross between an asteroid and a comet. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple iPhone XS See It 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. Amazon
2 min read This story originally appeared on CNBC August 1, 2013 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals On Wednesday, Facebook began rolling out embedded posts, a tool allowing users to add their public Facebook posts to other blogs and websites.The move to embedded posts is clearly designed to shift toward the kind of public conversation that has made Twitter so popular, and to make Facebook more relevant and powerful.In a developer blog post, the company said that with the plug-in, posts will “display just like they do on Facebook, with the ability to show pictures, videos, hashtags and other content.Related: How You Can Create the ‘Perfect’ Social Media Post (Infographic)Users can interact with embedded posts by “liking or sharing the post directly from your Web page, liking the page or following other posts from the author … visiting the post’s comments, photos, hashtags and other content on Facebook.”The social network is launching with Bleacher Report, CNN, Huffington Post, Mashable and People, but soon public news feed and Timeline posts will include an “Embed” option to copy a post into any site. Facebook wants to tap into public conversation and keep it going, looping it back to Facebook.To read Facebook’s developer blog, click hereBut Twitter already offers the ability to embed tweets into websites, news articles and blogs. And unlike Facebook–which is oriented toward private conversations and emphasizes real-world connections–Twitter is designed to be about large-audience conversations with people you don’t necessarily know–what CEO Dick Costolo called the “public town square.”That doesn’t mean Facebook’s embedded posts won’t work, as they probably will be embraced as a way to generate more content for site publishers to sell ads against. And the more publishers tap into those embedded posts, the more people will participate in that public Facebook conversation and return to the social network.But one thing’s for sure: This new option makes it even more important that Facebook users pay attention to those privacy controls.Related: Twitter and Facebook Up Their Social TV Game Register Now »
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 20, 2018 Elekta Expands Mosaiq Oncology Information System With PalabraApps Enhanced collaboration designed to advance Elekta’s clinical workflow productivity and mobility offerings News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more April 20, 2018 — Elekta announced that it is making a strategic investment in PalabraApps LLC to advance the development of Elekta’s clinical workflow productivity and mobility tools. Tools developed through this investment will provide customers with solutions that are fully integrated with Elekta’s Mosaiq oncology information system (OIS) to address the growing need for enhanced clinical efficiency and quality control. This investment extends the collaboration that the companies announced in December 2017 to offer what they call the industry’s only voice-enabled electronic health record (EHR).With this investment, PalabraApps will develop a set of mobility tools that will be available as add-ons for existing Mosaiq customers and will be included as part of bundled solutions offerings for new customers.For more information: www.elekta.com News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more
SEATTLE — Your light-up Reindeer cardigan is usually good for a few laughs at holiday parties, but now it could also get you pre-boarding perks with a major airline, too.That is the power of The Ugly Christmas Sweater, the gift that keeps on giving.In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, which takes place this year on Dec. 15, Alaska Airlines is giving guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport the benefit of boarding their flight early.Deck the halls with ugly sweaters!The one-day promotion will be recognized across Alaska’s 115-city network and includes all Alaska, Virgin America and Horizon Air flights. In addition, holiday-themed boarding music will play throughout the month to keep guests in the holiday spirit.This is the first year that Alaska Airlines has participated in National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day. All guests are invited to share their memories on Twitter by tagging their photos and videos using the hashtags #UglySweaterDay and #MostWestCoast.More news: Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsWe can’t wait to see how decked out passengers will be – the uglier, the better! Posted by Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Share Travelweek Group This airline is granting pre-boarding to anyone who wears an ugly Xmas sweater Tags: Alaska Airlines, LOL << Previous PostNext Post >>
Facebook Comments Related posts:Central Bank issues new improved ₡5,000 banknotes Old banknotes lose their value from January 1 New ₡5,000, ₡10,000 and ₡50,000 bills to circulate in August Costa Rica circulates new ₡1,000 and ₡2,000 bills The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) warned the population that a message circulating on social media and in SMS messages about the alleged circulation here of counterfeit ₡5,000 bank notes is completely false.The messages include, in some cases, a link to a news report about counterfeit money in other countries.“Those messages are fake and do not correspond to any situation currently happening in Costa Rica,” the BCCR said.The bank indicated in a news release that those messages are the same that went viral in January in Venezuela. Messages there warned people about counterfeit 5,000 Bolívares banknotes.The BCCR said that all colones banknotes are manufactured “under the highest safety standards.”Improved securityCurrent ₡5.000 banknotes (worth about $10) began circulating in November 2016 when the bank released a new series of bills with improved security measures.The BCCR is asking people to, when in doubt, “touch, watch and turn” the bills, meaning that those security measures can help them identify counterfeit banknotes. Verification measures include touching the texture on the “5 Mil Colones” text and the “5000” printed on the bill; you can also hold the bill against the light and look for the watermarked image of President Alfredo González on the right. The image should look exactly the same as the one printed on the left side of the bill.The bank also advises people to turn them to observe a “movement effect” in the symbols printed in the red security thread and the color change on the Costa Rican map at top right.See the effects in the following video:
Cebu Pacific adopts Philippine Eagle “Mindanao”The Philippine Eagle is considered as one of the most remarkable bird species in the world, for its ferocity, grace, and unparalleled beauty. It is a vertebrate of the highest class, with the size and wing span that provide the lethal mobility of an extraordinary winged predator.This raptor adapts well in dense, lush flora, making it the perfect fit for the Philippines’ tropical climate. But as it is endemic to the rainforests of the Philippines, its existence is gravely affected by natural habitat loss and hunting.Sadly, only 400 pairs remain, making it one of the most endangered species in the world today.One such eagle is “Mindanao,” the Philippine Eagle ambassador for education. From the day he was hatched, he, along with 17 other Philippine eagles, has been under the care of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) through a captive breeding program—a system that breeds and re-introduces raptors to their natural habitat in the efforts to augment the dwindling wild populationOver the years, 13-year old “Mindanao” has inspired both locals and visitors of the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao to learn more about its kind. “Mindanao” has helped raise awareness about the delicate situation the eagles are in, as well as PEF’s mission to advocate for its survival and the sustainable use of forest resources towards a better future habitat.But the call for combined efforts to help preserve the life of these majestic creatures remains. Aside from being aware of the current, long-standing obstacles the Philippine eagles face, everyJuan can do more.Starting October 15, 2015, Cebu Pacific, the country’s leading airline, takes Philippine Eagle “Mindanao” under its wing. The adoption of “Mindanao” strengthens the airline’s commitment to act on environmental conservation issues that are greatly linked to the country’s rich biodiversity.For five years, Cebu Pacific will provide food and necessary veterinary care that will help flourish and sustain the well-being of “Mindanao” as one of the country’s prominent national symbols.“The Philippine Eagle is a significant part of our country’s thriving ecosystem. We encourage everyone to help preserve this national icon until they can fly freely, without threat, in their natural habitats,” said Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance Gokongwei.Through this partnership, Cebu Pacific directly supports PEF’s Conservation Breeding and Conservation Education initiatives that prevent the complete extinction of such species. It also provides a helping hand to further accelerate the Captive Breeding program of PEF, as well as raise awareness about the plight of the Philippine Eagle.This initiative supplements Cebu Pacific’s other long-term commitment to the environment, the Bright Skies for EveryJuan campaign. In place since 2008,this climate adaptation program,in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature – Philippines, benefits the country’s two great reefs – the Tubbataha and Apo Reefs. Philippine Eagle FoundationSource = Cebu Pacific