BJP, IPFT to contest Tripura rural bypolls separately

first_imgThe ruling BJP and its ally Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura will contest the by-elections for the three-tier panchayat separately, fuelling speculation about fissures within the fledgling coalition, which in March ended the 25-year-long Left rule in the State.By-elections on 3,207 seats of gram panchayats, 161 panchayat samitis and 18 zilla parishads will take place on September 30.Large-scale resignationsThe seats fell vacant after large-scale resignations by elected public representatives since the BJP- IPFT government came to power on March 9.Chairman of the panchayat election committee of BJP and Minister for Education Ratan Lal Nath said that the party wanted “to check its strength alone.”“We have spoken with IPFT on this. BJP wants to check its strength alone,” Mr. Nath said as he revealed the list of 3,155 candidates for the polls.Mr. Nath said 2,980 candidates would contest on gram panchayats seats, 157 on panchayat samiti seats and 18 on zilla parishad seats.The candidates for the other seats would be declared later, he added.Meanwhile, both the BJP and the IPFT have started filing of nominations from Friday.IPFT general secretary Mangal Debbarma too announced that his party was contesting the bypolls alone and will field candidates against the BJP.‘No seat-sharing’“There was no discussion between BJP and IPFT on seat-sharing. Before announcing the candidates list, Mr. Nath just talked to our president N.C. Debbarma yesterday,” the IPFT general secretary said on Friday. “So, we are contesting the by-elections separately and will field candidates against each other,” he added.Ever since the coalition was formed in March last year, unease was visible among the two partners who have often taken opposing stands on various issues.The two parties had earlier announced that they will be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections separately as well. Tripura has two Lok Sabha seats.BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb clarified that the BJP’s alliance with IPFT was for the Assembly elections only.“The purpose was to form the government in Tripura. Lok Sabha election is a different issue,” Mr. Deb said.Meanwhile, Opposition Congress said it would contest on all seats of the three-tier panchayat while the CPI(M) too declared that it would try to contest on as many seats as possible.last_img read more

PBA: Blackwater blasts Kia

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Henry Walker had a team-high 25 points to lead Blackwater to go along 11 rebounds and seven dimes.JP Erram put up a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double and also blocked three shots while Michael Digregorio came one rebound short of a double-double as he finished with 16 points and nine boards.Geron Johnon led Kia with 28 points but turned the ball over nine times.CONTRIBUTED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ #KicksStalker: LeBron’s first shoe set for a comeback WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentscenter_img Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Blackwater bounced back from a 117-96 loss to TNT last Wednesday which snapped their three-game winning run.“We had lots of energy today both in the offensive and defensive ends,” said Elite head coach Leo Isaac.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We dictated the tempo for the first three quarters until midway through the fourth that’s when we got our starting unit out and gave them some rest.”The Picanto managed to chip away at Blackwater’s mammoth lead in the fourth, scoring 35 in the period when the Elite fielded in their reserves during the game’s garbage time. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—-Blackwater dismantled Kia, 118-97, and kept its hold of the eight seed in the PBA Governors’ Cup standings Friday at Ynares Center here.The Elite dominated the Picanto from the get go, pushing the lead to as big as 70-31 at the half to improve to 4-4 while sending the Picanto to a league-worst 0-8 record.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ailments slow down Gilas star

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Victories over China and Iraq allowed the Filipinos to stay away from world power Australia, which could go on to clash with either New Zealand or defending champion China on the way to the title match.Standhardinger skipped the team’s practice on Saturday and watched his teammates in the shootaround on Sunday leading to the 9 p.m. clash with the winless Qataris.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Fil-German’s injury cropped up on the day that the 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo finally joined the team in practice after sitting out the first two games because of a calf injury.Standhardinger has been a force in the middle for Gilas despite being only 6-foot-8, averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo from Fiba.comWith the next Gilas Pilipinas game in the Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut not to happen until Wednesday at the earliest, Christian Standhardinger will have some time to recover from a severe stiff neck and a bruised shoulder.The Filipinos were to face Qatar at press time on Sunday night. Even with a loss, they will advance straight into the quarterfinals where they will clash with either Lebanon or Jones Cup tormentor South Korea for a place in the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Albertos finish 1-2 DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more


first_imgJayaram attributed his success to his parents and Jayaram attributed his success to his parents and India-born British coach Tom John. “I am everything for my parents. Ever since a kid, they inspired me. My parents are South Indian and are academically inclined but they have always supported me and allowed me to pursue badminton,” he said. “I also owe a lot to my coach Tom John. I met him first at Padukone academy in 2010 at Bangalore. I was struggling then with my ranking hovering around 70s. I liked his approach and he asked me to come to Portugal and train and I went there for three months, before he moved to India. He gets the best out of me.” Since the 2012 Olympics, a lot has changed in Indian badminton with the emergence of K Srikanth, who won the 2014 China Open Super Series Premier and the India Open Super Series this year, and Kashyap, who also won the Commonwealth Games gold at Glasgow. Jayaram said the stiff competition in the domestic circuit is pushing the shuttlers to work harder and it is reflected in the results. “Healthy competition is the best thing that can happen to any player and we have that now with K Srikanth, Kashyap and HS Prannoy doing so well. They push you hard and Srikanth winning a couple of Super Series showed that you can do it and you draw inspiration from it and that is how the country goes ahead, which is happening in India,” he signed off. PTI ATK PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Here’s What CM Punk Says We Might Expect from Him on WWE Backstage

first_imgFollowing a hiatus of six years, CM Punk is finally back with WWE, even if it is as an analyst/commentator for FOX’s show, WWE Backstage. Punk showed up at the end of last week’s WWE Backstage as a surprise addition, saying, “It’s as simple as this, just when they think they’ve got the answers, I change the culture,” adding, “I’ll see you here next week.”WWE on Fox’s official Twitter handle took to the social media network to post a short clip of CM Punk returning to the show with the caption, “THAT. JUST. HAPPENED. #WWEBackstage” THAT. JUST. HAPPENED. #WWEBackstage— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 13, 2019 Given Punk’s history with the company, one is still waiting to see, how the new association pans out.Teasing viewers to what can be expected from the Straight Edge superstar during his stint with WWE Backstage, Punk tweeted he is currently catching up on being away for five years from WWE. The former wrestler also praised the women’s division as “bright spots” but noted there were “bad spots” as well.Taking to Twitter, he posted, “It IS weird trying to catch up on 5+ years of rasslin’, I’m doing what I can. There’s bright spots, mostly women from what I can tell. There’s BAD too. I’m gonna talk about it, and no one is safe. Join us.”It IS weird trying to catch up on 5+ years of rasslin’, I’m doing what I can. There’s bright spots, mostly women from what I can tell. There’s BAD too. I’m gonna talk about it, and no one is safe. Join us. @ReneeYoungWWE @WWEonFOX @BookerT5x @RealPaigeWWE @VinceMcMahon @TonyKhan— CM Pumpkinpie (@CMPunk) November 18, 2019 Renee Young too hyped Punk’s tweet, by tweeting back, “This. Is. Happening. Tomorrow. I. Recommend. You. Watch.”This. Is. Happening. Tomorrow. I. Recommend. You. Watch.— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) November 18, 2019 Interestingly, Punk tagged both WWE’s Vince McMahon and AEW CEO Tony Khan.His tweet was followed by Khan taking a dig at WWE by writing, “No one is safe? Sounds like a plane full of wrestlers in Saudi Arabia.”No one is safe? Sounds like a plane full of wrestlers in Saudi Arabia!— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) November 18, 2019 AEWCM PunkRenee YoungTony Khan First Published: November 19, 2019, 2:15 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

The hottest trend worldwide right now, you too can embrace athleisure with elan.

first_imgTwist in the taleOn paper, the jogger, sports bra and hoodie trio is classic workout gear. But add a pair of strappy shoes and it’s the newest way to hit the mall. H&M sports bra Rs 1,799; Bershka joggers Rs 2,290; Superdry hoodie Rs 6,990; Steve Madden shoes Rs 6,999Accessorize,Twist in the taleOn paper, the jogger, sports bra and hoodie trio is classic workout gear. But add a pair of strappy shoes and it’s the newest way to hit the mall.H&M sports bra Rs 1,799; Bershka joggers Rs 2,290; Superdry hoodie Rs 6,990; Steve Madden shoes Rs 6,999Accessorize earrings Rs 795; Diesel watch Rs 8,000; Koovs bracelet Rs 495; Dior clutch Price on requestA messy affairMesh is one of the major reasons why we’re loving athleisure. This season, it’s all over your closet. From shirts and shoes to skirts and jackets, it’s everywhere.Dior top, shoes and earrings Price on request; Kappa at Lifestyle sports bra Rs 1,099; H&M skirt Rs 3,999; Cord bag Rs 2,800Pack in major styleA cap, backpack and the trendy parka together make a cool statement. Team it with jeans or leggings.Kappa at Lifestyle top Rs 699; Kanelle by Kanika Jain pants Rs 4,700; H&M parka Rs 5,999; Superdry cap Rs 1,990; Paris Belle at Koovs backpack Rs 1,699; Accessorize necklace Rs 1,345Fashion short-cutWhen in doubt, wear your shorts. Along with a leather jacket and high-top sneakers, shorts are what will take you to athleisure heaven.H&M jacket Rs 18,999; Gap shorts Rs 1,400; Steve Madden shoes Rs 6,999; Fayon at Koovs ring Rs 349; Accessorize bag Rs 3,145; Dior earrings Price on request; Vogue sunglasses Rs 4,990Photographs M Zhazo; Styling Gul Garg; Make-up Sohni Juneja; Hair styling Manika Rai;Model Yulia at Brave; Models Text & coordination Saurav Bhanot; Location courtesy Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhilast_img read more


first_imgButt had replaced Afridi as the Test captain in England Butt had replaced Afridi as the Test captain in England in 2010 after the latter announced his retirement from the longest format of the game following the first Test defeat to Australia at Lords that year. The spot fixing incident took place in the fourth Test against England in late August when Butt was captaining the side. The source said that important decisions could be expected to be taken on Monday when another meeting of the PCB high-ups and selectors take place in Lahore. The Pakistan squad is due to leave for India by Wednesday but the government has said that it cant go until a security delegation goes to India on Monday and gives clearance. Interestingly, Afridi, after returning to Karachi on Saturday, didnt speak to the media but later tweeted: “I want to request the PM to look into the barriers which is preventing talent from grassroot level to rise and prove their worth.” PTI Cor CM CMlast_img read more

England could struggle to find a top manager, says FA boss Greg Dyke

first_imgThe Football Association (FA) might struggle to convince top managers to take the England job, chairman Greg Dyke has said. (Full Euro 2016 Coverage)Former manager Roy Hodgson resigned following the team’s ignominious Euro 2016 exit to Iceland on Monday and a three-man panel of FA staff has begun the job of finding his successor.England under-21 coach Gareth Southgate has been linked by British media with the job, amongst a list that includes Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, Hull City’s Steve Bruce and former England manager Glenn Hoddle.”It’s got to be somebody who really knows English football,” Dyke, whose term ends in July, told British media.”But there’s loads of them now, more of them than there are English. The harder question is why anybody would want it.”They get media pressure that no one else in football gets.”However, David Bernstein, a former FA chairman, backed Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce to succeed Hodgson.”I’m not saying we should have an English manager. But, of the English managers, I actually would go for Sam Allardyce,” Bernstein said.”He’s a very powerful character. I think he’s got the personality, the strength, he’s a good technical manager, he’s very experienced and he’s someone who perhaps could imbue confidence.”England next play in a 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Slovakia on September 4.last_img read more

This day, that year: Sachin Tendulkar scores his 50th Test century

first_imgSachin Tendulkar and records go hand-in-hand. Tendulkar, an artist with the bat, reached another milestone on December 19 in 2010 when he struck another Test hundred.Scoring a century in Test cricket is anyway a fantastic achievement but his 111 not out against South Africa at Centurion took him to his 50th Test hundred. Becoming first man to hit as many centuries and the only man to do so till date.However, despite his masterclass in the first Test of the series, India went down to South Africa by an innings and 25 runs.Tendulkar scored another hundred — 146 which also happens to be his last in Tests in a career that lasted 24 years — in the third and final match of the series at Cape Town.#OnThisDay in 2010, @sachin_rt scored his 50th Test century, the first and so far only player to reach the milestone!His 111* went in vain as South Africa beat India by an innings and 25 runs in Centurion. ICC (@ICC) December 19, 2017Tendulkar played a record 200 Test matches for India.Tendulkar, who wanted to be a fast bowler, hammered 51 Test hundreds and 49 centuries in one day internationals. He went to the MRF pace academy but Australian fast bowling great Dennis Lillee advised Tendulkar to focus on his batting. The rest is history.He finished his career as the leading run-getter in international cricket, with 34,357 runs across formats — 15,921 in 200 Tests, 18,426 in 463 ODIs and 10 in 1 T20 international. He played his final match — his 200th Test — at his home ground in November 2013 at the Wankhede stadium when India hosted West Indies in a Test series.advertisementTendulkar was the first male cricketer to smash a double hundred in ODIs when he struck 200 not out off 147 balls against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24, 2010.He made a record six World Cup appearances eventually ending up on the triumphant side in his last tournament, in 2011 at the Wankhede stadium when India defeated Sri Lanka in the final.Tendulkar also played in the Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians. In 78 matches, he smashed 2334 runs including one century and 13 fifties.last_img read more

Accident at secret Russian Nmissile test site… 5 dead

first_imgMoscow: Russia confirmed on Saturday that an explosion at an Arctic missile testing site killed five nuclear agency staff and involved radioactive isotopes after a nearby city reported a spike in radiation levels. In a statement, Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom said the accident on Thursday at a secret military facility also left three staff with burns and other injuries. The military had not previously described the accident as involving nuclear fuel and said radiation levels were normal afterwards. But officials in the nearby city of Severodvinsk reported that radiation levels were briefly raised after the accident. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe accident occurred in the far northern Arkhangelsk region during testing of a liquid propellant jet engine. An explosion sparked a fire, killing two, the defence ministry said in a brief statement. Rosatom said its staff were providing engineering and technical support for the “isotope power source” of the engine being tested. The authorities have released few details of the accident at the Nyonoksa test site on the White Sea, used for testing missiles deployed in N-submarines and ships since the Soviet era. The defence ministry said six ministry staff and a developer were injured while two “specialists” died of their wounds.last_img read more

Mikmaq ramping up efforts to protect Nova Scotia waterway

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsIt’s an important Nova Scotia waterway and the Mi’kmaq are determined to protect it.Last month, the province issued permits for a controversial natural gas project.One Mi’kmaq band filed an appeal Thursday hoping to bring the project to a halt.last_img

A Decision Has Been Made

By Julie JohansenFollowing two public hearings as well as plenty of research and consultations, the Emery School Board called a special public meeting to make a decision on how to handle the drop in elementary age students, thus a reduction in funds of nearly $100,000. Elementary supervisor Ralph Worthen presented several proposals to the board for consideration.At the meeting on Wednesday, a unanimous decision decision was made. The proposal chosen would give each elementary building a certain number of FTEs (teachers) based on the student count for that school and then each building would have to determine how to configure the classrooms. This would give Book Cliff Elementary six FTEs and a student-to teacher-ratio of 16.7. Castle Dale will have eight FTEs and a ratio of 20.4. Cleveland will have 6.5 FTEs and a ratio of 19.8. Cottonwood will have six FTEs and a ratio of 19.0 while Ferron will have nine FTEs and a ratio of 21.7. Huntington will have 12 FTEs and a ratio of 19.5.This will be a difference of two teachers districtwide, which can be handled with attrition or new placements without a reduction in force. It was noted that this is just for the coming school year. The board now plans to begin work shortly on long-term plans for what may come in the future and invites public comments and suggestions. read more

Prescribe exercise not drugs for lower back pain say US health chiefs

first_img 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. That followed a warning by the American Heart Association last year that ibuprofen and other similar drugs can trigger heart failure, which occurs when the organ is unable to pump blood properly around the body.Current NHS guidelines states that GPs may consider prescribing non-on-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for managing lower back pain in the first instance.Last night Steve Tolan, head of practice at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said moves to recognise the benefits of exercise as a primary treatment were “encouraging”.“Painkillers are an understandable response to a back problem but they should not be offered alone and other interventions, such as exercise, are shown to be both cheaper and safer so represent a better option,” he said.Back pain is a common complaint, affecting one in six people at any given time, although it usually improves within a few weeks.But for many it persist and patients are advised by the NHS to stay as active as possible, try exercises and stretches, take anti-inflammatory painkillers and use hot or cold compression packs for short-term relief.Dr Nitin Damle, president of the ACP, said: “Physicians should avoid prescribing unnecessary tests and costly and potentially harmful drugs, especially narcotics, for these patients.”Other treatments the ACP is now recommending for patients with lower back pain in the first instance include spinal manipulation, tai chi and yoga. Physicians should avoid prescribing potentially harmful drugs, for these patientsDr Nitin Damle, President of the American College of Physicianscenter_img British GPs have come under pressure to stop handing out painkillers for people with lower back pain after American health chiefs said patients should be prescribed exercises first.The American College of Physicians has changed its official advice, telling doctors to prescribe treatments such as massages, acupuncture, and heat therapy before considering drugs.The shift of position comes in the same month a study by Sydney University found that over-the-counter painkillers made barely any difference for five out of six people with back pain.last_img read more

Janet Yellen becomes first female chair of US Federal Reserve

first_imgJANET YELLEN WILL take the helm of a Federal Reserve facing a significantly different economic landscape from the one that dominated Ben Bernanke’s tenure as chairman, confronting her with different decisions as well.Bernanke’s eight years leading the Fed were largely consumed with the Great Recession and his efforts to cure it by pushing down interest rates and pumping cash into the economy. Many economists think Yellen’s big challenge will be deciding how to ease off some of those very policies, which Bernanke took with Yellen’s support.The Senate confirmed Yellen, a long-time Fed official and economist at the University of California at Berkeley, by a 56-26 vote Monday.Supporting her were all 45 voting Democrats and 11 Republicans, while all opposing votes came from the GOP. Many senators missed the vote because frigid weather canceled numerous airline flights.Yellen begins her four-year term on February 1, when Bernanke steps down. She has been Fed vice chair since 2010.NominationNominated by President Barack Obama to the top job in October, Yellen comes to the post after a career in which she has focused in part on unemployment and its causes. Obama and congressional Democrats lauded her concerns for workers yesterday.In a written statement, Obama said Yellen’s approval means: the American people will have a fierce champion who understands that the ultimate goal of economic and financial policymaking is to improve the lives, jobs and standard of living of American workers and their families.Many Republicans were less enthusiastic. Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, warned that a continuation of the Fed’s easy money policies “risks fueling an economic bubble and even hyper-inflation,” which he said could cause “real and lasting damage to our economy.”Lobbyists for the banking and financial services sectors issued statements pledging to work with Yellen. Both industries have led a fight to water down restrictions imposed by Obama’s 2010 law overhauling how the nation’s financial system is regulated.Labour marketThe Fed announced in December that the labour market has improved enough that it will begin reducing its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases, starting with a $10 billion reduction this month. It has pushed that money into the economy to try keeping long-term interest rates low.But Yellen will face questions about how to manage that process. Moving too fast could spook financial markets and shove interest rates higher, while withdrawing the bonds too slowly could risk creating bubbles — that might burst — in real estate, the stock market or other assets.The bond purchases have ballooned the Fed’s holdings over $4 trillion. That leaves Yellen with decisions about how to wind down the central bank’s balance sheet to a smaller, more normal level without destabilising financial markets used to the huge cash infusions.Yellen also will have to decide when and how to ease off short-term interest rates, which the Fed has kept near zero since December 2008. To assure investors that those rates won’t precipitously rise, the Fed has repeatedly issued statements saying that policy will continue.Last month, the Fed said the low rates will continue “well past” when the unemployment rates falls to 6.5 percent. Unemployment was 7 percent in November and many economists think the low interest rates will last until late 2015.Read: And the Forbes world’s most powerful person is…>last_img read more

Chromebook pricing reduced to 299

first_imgIf you have been wanting to get your hands on one of Google’s “nothing but the web” Chromebooks, but couldn’t justify the expense, it may be time to reconsider. Google announced yesterday that it has been working with both Acer and Samsung to lower prices on current models of the Chrome OS webtop computers. Instead of a starting price point of $349, you now only have to shell out $299 for the starter unit offered by Acer. With a sub $300 price tag, a Chromebook looks mighty appealing to put under the tree for yourself or a loved one.Having been received with mixed reviews, the Chromebook is the product of the CR-48 program that Google launched last year. Giving out some 10,000 free laptops, they had users help to polish the system before its official release at last year’s I/O developer conference. Most of the criticism pointed at the unit deals with the question of whether or not the market is ready for a totally cloud based computing device. Chrome OS is intended to allow users to bring all of their work into the cloud using the various web apps that Google has developed and offers free to the general public.As an owner of a CR-48, I have to say that I love using Chrome OS for my daily tasks. It’s a great unit because of the instant-on features as well as the portability of my email and documents since they are based in the cloud rather on a specific device. Learning that a laptop no longer needs storage presents a bit of a learning curve, but really it’s freeing to not have to switch files around constantly to whatever terminal I am using at the time.Along with the price reduction, Samsung has announced a piano black version of its Series 5 WiFi Chromebook for $349, just in time for the start of holiday shopping season. To pick one up you can go to online retailers like Amazon, with the prices already having been reduced by the time you read this.Read more at Google’s official bloglast_img read more

Local lawmakers leery of roads package

first_imgSeveral state legislators from Clark County remain apprehensive about supporting a transportation plan that would raise gas taxes but include little in projects for Southwest Washington, they told business and community leaders Wednesday morning.Some stressed the need for reforming the state’s transportation system first, so gas tax dollars go further. Others said there simply isn’t enough project money for Clark County in a $12.3 billion transportation proposal being floated in the state Senate. That plan would raise the state gas tax by 11.5 cents per gallon. It would provide just $41.4 million in new state projects in Clark County, and set aside an additional $35 million for local governments in the county to use on their roads.“I’m a no vote until you give me some projects,” Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, told a crowd of more than 100 at a breakfast event hosted by business organizations Identity Clark County, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia River Economic Development Council.Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, said it is time for legislators to start thinking about other revenue streams for transportation besides an increased gas tax. She said she’s exploring a tax based on vehicle miles driven, but that she wouldn’t want the government to be able to track where a person travels.The panel of legislators also touched on their priorities for the upcoming 60-day legislative session, which begins Jan. 13. Many stressed the need to dedicate more money to education, and to foster business growth by reforming environmental regulations.last_img read more

Miami Gardens hosts annual Colors of Cancer Walk

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – The City of Miami Gardens hosted its eighth annual Colors of Cancer Walk and Health Resource Fair.The event was held at Rolling Oaks Park near Northwest 17th Avenue and 187th Street, Saturday.Cancer survivors gathered at the park to bring awareness to all forms of cancer, prevention and services for those battling the disease.“Survivors are not just survivors. They are thrivers, and we need to make sure that people are aware of these types of cancers and that they can be educated,” said event organizer Felicia Robinson. “We believe that if you know better, you do better.”Proceeds from the event will go towards helping organizations that provide resources for local cancer patients.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Fort Lauderdale firefighters rescue kitten trapped underneath police cruiser

first_imgFrom time to time we are asked “Who does public safety call when they need help?” The answer is each other! This morning an officer heard a strange sound coming from the rear of their police car. They stopped by the Firehouse and crews were able to save this little kitten.— FLFR PIO (@FLFR411) May 28, 2019When crews peered underneath the trunk, they found the stranded kitten.Firefighters quickly rescued it.They said the incident is a perfect example of public safety teamwork. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Fire rescue crews teamed up to save a kitten trapped underneath a Fort Lauderdale Police cruiser.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials said the Fort Lauderdale Police officer stopped at their station when he heard a strange noise coming from the back of his car, Tuesday morning. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Snapchat hires Morgan Stanley Goldman to manage IPO

first_imgSnapchat, an instant messaging and multimedia mobile application, has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group to manage its Initial Public Offering (IPO) that could come as early as March 2017.Earlier this week, the two lender banks were informed that they have been given one of the most lucrative IPO mandates in recent years as Snapchat is eyeing a $25 billion valuation in the stock market, Reuters reported.Apart from the two above mentioned lenders, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Deutsche Bank AG, Barclays Plc and Credit Suisse Group will also be involved as joint book runners, sources informed the agency.The company, which started in 2012 as a mobile app, allows users to send photos, which vanish within seconds. With an active user-base of over 100 million people, the firm managed to raise $1.81 billion in May, which valued the Los Angeles-based Snapchat at $20 billion.Snapchat will be the largest social media IPO since Twitter in November 2013, Bloomberg reported. The company’s plans to go public come at a time when its rivals such as Uber Technologies and Airbnb Inc are taking more time to raise capital.However, Morgan Stanley’s role of handling the IPO comes after the bank arranged a credit-facility for the company in September. The company’s last round of fundraising included General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, T Rowe Prince and Lone Pine. Some of the previous rounds included Fidelity Investment, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Yahoo.last_img read more