Australian umpire Daryl Harper has withdrawn from the third Test in Dominica between India and West Indies. The Indian team had gone vocal with its displeasure against Harper after a slew of controversial decisions in the first Test at Jamaica. Harper was slated to officiate in the third Test of the series, but following the criticism from the Indians, the Australian umpire has opted out of the match. The Test was supposed to be Harper’s last as he has already been dropped from the elite panel following a poor World Cup.Harper’s decision to withdraw will come as music to skipper M.S. Dhoni and his men who had spelt their aversion to the umpire officiating in the third and final Test. Harper was instrumental in almost 3-4 controversial decisions during the second innings at Sabina Park including verdict against Raina and Kohli. The ICC has accepted Harper’s decision to step down from the Test while naming Richard Kettleborough of the Emirates Elite Panel has his replacement. ICC’s General Manager Dave Richardson said: “In the wake of some unfair criticism, Daryl has informed us that he does not wish to stand in what would have been his final Test”.
Smartwatches will be in the spotlight at the IFA scheduled from September 5 to 10 in Berlin, with LG Electronics, Motorola, Samsung and Sony all falling over each other to show that their new items are what buyers need.Jumping the gun, Samsung Electronics and LG previewed their approaching smartwatches, the Gear S and the LG Watch R, a week ago ahead of the show.Samsung’s Gear S is a 3G smartwatch that needn’t bother with a cell phone to operate. It is fueled by a 1GHz processor and has a bended 2 inch super AMOLED screen, sporting 480 X 360 display specification.In the wake of utilizing Android Wear on the Gear Live, Samsung is once more utilizing the Tizen framework on its most recent model. Getting designers to come up with applications for smartwatches will be a test for any organization, and more so for Samsung, since Tizen doesn’t have the huge numbers of technical developers that Android and iOS have. To help make up for the absence of applications, Samsung has collaborated with Nike on a health and fitness application, and Nokia for guided maps.The Gear S has 4GB of incorporated data space, 512MB of RAM and a 300 mAh lithium cell that endures two days with normal utilization, as per Samsung. The Gear S will begin shipping worldwide in October.Samsung has now affirmed five smartwatches in 12 months – the first model, the Galaxy Gear, was shown at IFA a year ago. The organization’s point is obviously to maintain and extend its position in the smartwatch segment, especially given bits of gossip about Apple’s conceivable entrance into the wearables business with the expected name of iWatch.The strategy is like what Samsung has done in the past – go for various distinctive thoughts and see what stays in the consumer memory. Given this approach, it is amazing the organization hasn’t put out a smartwatch with a round face, as LG and Motorola Mobility are relied upon to do soon.Motorola’s round Moto 360 has been expected for quite a while, sporting Android Wear as its Google-backed OS. It should (at last) be presented this week at IFA 2014, Berlin. The Moto 360 is expected to have a 1.5 inch screen, be water- and dust-safe, and have an incorporated heart-rate sensor.It will rival LG’s also-Android Wear-based G Watch R, which has a 1.3 inch screen and is controlled by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor. It has 4GB of memory, 512MB of RAM and a 410 mAh battery. LG has given a handful of pictures of the gadget, which looks more like a conventional watch – as opposed to the predecessing G Watch’s somewhat insipid looks. In light of the fact that none of the pictures demonstrate the Android Wear interface, LG is probably focusing on marketing it as a watch with smart functions rather than a small phone on your your wrist. The Moto 360 is reputed to have a $250 sticker, with no news from LG about the G Watch R.Sony is additionally lined up at IFA to dispatch another smartwatch. The organization is a veteran in the field, so far utilizing its self-tailored form of Android. Be that as it may, given Android Wear’s solid performance reviews, it is imaginable that Sony will utilize the Google OS on the new gadget.advertisementThe smartwatch segment is still in its earliest stages, with items that have a great deal of opportunity to get better. Case in point, colossal advances over the environment as a whole are required to accomplish various demands by smartwatch pushers and technophiles.Wearable devices are still overwhelmed by armbands from health and fitness companies, for example, Fitbit and Jawbone (worth mentioning: Goqii), which have more than a lion’s share of the overall wearable technology segment. It remains to be seen if mobile technology majors can match human wrists with steel and silicon.
3-0 with my brothers. On to UT pic.twitter.com/HMtnNkenwJ— Chad Whitener (@MountChad) September 20, 2015 Oklahoma State improved to 3-0 on the season Saturday, and OSU players took to social media to express excitement. Check out a roundup of some of the best of their reactions.#WTIB was in full effect today!! Nice job fellas we’re right where we need to be, constantly improvising. I love it! #GoPokes ??— Victor Irokansi (@CoachVic_) September 19, 2015 That’s how you do it! Great W boys! Now let’s start this grind for Big12 play next week! #OrangePower #WTIB— Kevin Peterson (@Pistol_Peterson) September 20, 2015 Now that’s what I call a great team win. #Gopokes ??— Josh Furman (@Furman_410) September 19, 2015 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Feels great to be back!! #block #CowboysNation #osu ???— MIKETAVIUS JONES (@The_Miketavius) September 20, 2015
Thibaut Courtois Manchester United game is a must win for inconsistent Chelsea, says Courtois Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 10:41 11/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images Chelsea Manchester United UEFA Champions League Premier League The Blues stopper is keen to see his side win all three points on Sunday as the Blues look to bounce back from defeat with a win in the league Thibaut Courtois thinks that Chelsea need to win at Stamford Bridge against Manchester United on Sunday to give them a chance of retaining their Premier League title. Blues 6/4 for victoryChelsea sit in fourth place after 10 games with a nine-point gap between them and Manchester City, who sit at the top of the table. Ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is now leading Man United and his side are four points above the champions ahead of Sunday’s clash in west London. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Courtois conceded three goals as Roma comfortably beat the Blues in the Champions League on Tuesday and the Belgium international is hoping to see his side return to winning ways to stay in contention for the title. “If we want to remain near the top of the Premier League then it is a must win game for us,” Courtois said at the Stadio Olympico. “I think City is at nine points [ahead of us], United is at four. Tottenham is just one in front but this game is a must win if you want to remain near the top and near the other teams.”We will try to get three points and give our lives for it on Sunday. Chelsea won the title last term without having to play any European football after a rough 2015-16 campaign. Courtois was asked if the Blues were having trouble coping with the Champions League and the Premier League this season.”I don’t think so,” the goalkeeper replied. “We try to do our best and we want to be in the Champions League. A few years ago, we won the league while playing in the Champions League.”Obviously it is a change so it is harder. We are tired quicker than last year but I don’t think it affects us. I think we just need to keep training well and be ready for Sunday. I think after the Palace game and I think Roma after, we showed some good character against Watford and Bournemouth.”We could have won 4-0 vs Bournemouth so I think we will have to meet tomorrow, see the images and see what we could have done better and then give 150 per cent of ourselves on Sunday.”
Paris Saint-Germain 12Strasbourg21-1124 Share on Messenger Twitter Hide Ligue 1 11Dijon21-1325 Angers fans enjoy their team’s 3-1 win over Troyes. Photograph: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images • Angers’ sterling promotion season in 2015 was defined by their defence. Third at Christmas that year, they boasted the second fewest goals conceded behind PSG while centre-backs Romain Thomas and Ismaël Traoré proved to be as dangerous at attacking set pieces as they were competent defending them. The 3-1 win over Troyes on Wednesday night was reminiscent of that bulldozing, powerful Angers as Thomas’s brace, assisted on both by set-piece master Thomas Mangani, dragged them out of the bottom three. With commanding goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle reinstalled after two years in Belgium, Angers are starting to look like the team that no one wanted to play once more.• St Étienne are a shambles. The 3-0 humbling at bottom club Metz on Wednesday evening was the latest low point in a miserable season. The club have failed to recover from Oscar Garcia’s resignation and the 5-0 derby drubbing by Lyon that instigated it, and the Europa League regulars are now in a real relegation fight. The club are as good as manager-less after rookie Julien Sablé’s removal due to lack of required qualifications saw the experienced assistant coach Jean-Louis Gasset takeover by default. The signings of Yann M’Vila and winger Paul Georges Ntep should in theory help solidify a shaky team but the black hole the has swallowed the team’s confidence and the club’s momentum has shown no sign of dissipating. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP 14St Etienne21-1623 Malcom is stuck in the middle of a crisis at Bordeaux Trouble in paradise? PSG fail to defuse fallout from Cavani and Neymar spat 8Montpellier21428 PosTeamPGDPts Ligue 1 resultsBordeaux 0-2 Caen, Marseille 2-0 Strasbourg, Monaco 2-2 Nice, Amiens 1-1 Montpellier, Angers 3-1 Troyes, Guingamp 0-2 Lyon, Lille 1-2 Rennes, Metz 3-0 St Étienne, Toulouse 1-1 Nantes, PSG 8-0 Dijon Share on WhatsApp European club football Show 3Marseille212144 • What seemed to be the beginning of a resurgence for Bordeaux may prove to little more than the hastily extinguished embers of Jocelyn Gourvennec’s reign. He was sacked this morning. A 2-0 home loss to Caen halted any momentum gained from the win at Troyes this weekend, the sending off of new centre back signing Paul Baysse perhaps the biggest blow for Les Girondins as their list of experienced defenders grows ever thin. With Malcom’s future increasingly unsure, their president seemingly softening his stance slightly on a sale this week, a harrowing season could yet get worse. Share on Pinterest 16Amiens21-622 On Wednesday evening at the Parc des Princes, Neymar spent the match terrorising a Dijon side who looked decidedly underwhelming. Having missed a nervy win over Nantes at the weekend, the Brazilian was perhaps overly eager to show his ability and he wowed the crowd with four goals and two assists. However, the last of these goals has already earned him some more scrutiny.Edinson Cavani had already scored once in the match – his 156th for Paris Saint-Germain, which drew him level with his former team-mate, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as the club’s all-time top scorer. With just a few minutes left to play and Paris Saint-Germain leading 7-0, Cavani was brought down in the box by a clumsy challenge from Cédric Yambéré and the crowd showed their excitement as referee Olivier Thual pointed to the spot.However, rather than giving Cavani a chance to break the record, Neymar strode over to the ball and picked it up, placing it on the spot to whistles from the crowd. He duly converted, making him the first player to score four goals in a Ligue 1 match since Cavani did it in September 2016, but he was hardly given a hero’s welcome. The whistles continued after the match. 4Monaco212743 Read more Reuse this content 19Toulouse21-1120 10Caen21-827 5Nantes21-134 Read more Guardian Sport Network Thank you for your feedback. 17Lille21-1322 20Metz21-1815 Share on LinkedIn 7Guingamp21-329 13Bordeaux21-823 18Troyes21-1021 Quick guide Ligue 1 results Was this helpful? Facebook 9Rennes21-428 Pinterest Dijon 1PSG215256 Cavani was quick to take to social media after the match, offering platitudes of togetherness, but he has already had one run-in with Neymar this season, the so-called “penalty-gate” incident in early autumn. At a time when Cavani’s standing in the team, at least internally, is already under fire after Thiago Silva offered some harsh words on his late return from holidays – saying that Cavani would “have to work hard to earn his spot back” – could this be further evidence of a rift? And, if so, could it hinder their lofty ambitions this season, particularly in Europe?After all, the club have been down the road of players controlling (or worse, dividing) the dressing room before, when Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva exerted an outsize influence within the club. Their influence was felt in the exits of players such as Christophe Jallet and Mamadou Sakho and the decisions to limit the playing time of Lucas Digne and Marquinhos. Unai Emery seems to have largely curbed that sort of cronyism and the fact he is playing Presnel Kimpembe, Yuri Berchiche and Adrien Rabiot is evidence that his side is chosen on merit rather than name.Still, while Ibrahimovic (and Thiago Silva, who has largely been muted compared to previous seasons) did perhaps have a part in limiting PSG’s success, the team’s failures in Europe were largely down to their limited squad. This season’s side, save perhaps defensive midfield – where Thiago Motta is ageing and injury-prone, and Giovani Lo Celso, who was particularly impressive last night, is still relatively untested – looks much more balanced and capable, especially going forward. Kylian Mbappé has undoubtedly been a big part of that, but the real improvement has come from Neymar.However, for all his prodigious gifts, could the world’s most expensive player become as contentious a presence as Ibrahimovic and Silva were? Looking at the statistics, one is inclined to say no: nearly half of Neymar’s 11 assists in the league have been to Cavani, and the Uruguayan, not his feted team-mate, tops the Ligue 1 scoring charts. However, while Cavani has seemed desperate to promote an image of unity within the squad, Neymar has continued only to focus on himself and his desire to win the Ballon d’Or.Whether his personal goal is compatible with that of his team’s remains to be seen, but his attitude is putting extra pressure on his manager. Whereas previous managers have often seemed cowed by players, Emery seems less intimidated. His team selections are more meritocratic and he seems to have the ability to make his players see themselves as part of a system, rather than superior to it.Emery has worked with talented individuals in the past but his real skill has always been making a squad exceed the sum of its parts. At PSG, he now faces a different task: creating harmony among truly world-class players with huge egos – at least so far as the public and opponents are concerned. If he can strike the right balance with Neymar, winning the Champions League remains a realistic goal; if not, a stultifying end to the season, and to Emery’s spell in charge, surely awaits.Ligue 1 talking points Topics Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email 6Nice21-431 15Angers21-622 Neymar 2Lyon212845 Ligue 1 table
Milan Milan hero Donnarumma ready to ‘take revenge’ on Juventus in Coppa Italia final Sacha Pisani 14:02 3/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Milan Lazio Lazio v Milan Coppa Italia Juve outlasted his side after extra time in the 2016 Coppa Italia final and it lives long in the goalkeeper’s memory Gianluigi Donnarumma said he is out for revenge against Juventus after helping AC Milan reach the Coppa Italia final.Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma saved two penalties as the Rossoneri overcame Lazio 5-4 in a dramatic shoot-out after the two-legged semi-final ended goalless on Wednesday.The reward for Milan is a showdown with Serie A champions Juve – a repeat of the 2016 decider at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Juve outlasted their Italian rivals after extra time thanks to Alvaro Morata’s 110th-minute winner and the match has stuck in Donnarumma’s memory.”We have more experience now than we did two years ago,” Donnarumma told Milan TV .”I still can’t get over that final and we’ll try to take revenge.”The result – sealed by Alessio Romagnoli’s penalty – extended Milan’s undefeated streak across all competitions to 13 matches under head coach Gennaro Gattuso ahead of Sunday’s derby against city rivals Inter.”The credit goes to the whole team for a great performance, as we worked really hard to reach the final and deserved this,” Donnarumma said.”We are a wonderful group. We’re so united, the opposition find it really difficult to break us down. The coach made us become a real team, we are always together. As the coach says, fatigue doesn’t exist, it’s all in the mind.”Milan will have to quickly turn their attention back to Serie A play, with a crucial match against Inter on Sunday. Despite Gattuso’s side sitting seventh in the league, city rivals Inter are just seven points clear in fourth place heading into Sunday’s Milan derby.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With Spring coming and warmer weather on the way, the staff of the City of Fort St. John have closed the ice sides and outdoor rinks for the season.The staff would like to thank residents of FSJ for their understanding.People are encouraged to check out the Recreation & Leisure Guide to see all the Spring activities that the City’s Recreation Department has to offer.
Kolkata: Two criminals were arrested with firearms on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at Rajarhat and Survey Park, respectively.On Tuesday night, police got a tip-off about a hardened criminal Jahiruddin Molla, who was seen near Lauhati in Rajarhat. A Sub-Inspector reached the spot and started looking for him. The police spotted Molla near the Lauhati petrol pump in Khejurbagan. Seeing the cops Molla tried to escape. But before he could give cops a slip, the officers nabbed him. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDuring the search, the police found a pipe gun from his possession. He was arrested on the charges of IPC sections 25(1)(a) (manufactures, sells, transfers, converts, repairs, tests or proves, or exposes or offers for sale or transfer, or has in his possession for sale of fire arms) and section 27 of the Punishment for using arms Arms Act. In another incident, a man was arrested near Highland Park early on Wednesday morning with firearms. According to sources, police personnel were performing naka checking near Highland Park under Survey park police station area late in the night. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayDuring checking of vehicles police personnel noticed a person was trying to hide his face. On suspicion, when the police questioned him, he allegedly tried to escape. He was immediately nabbed by other police personnel there and later he was identified as Jayanta Guchhait. Sources informed that earlier he has been accused in several crimes such as robbery snatching. The police recovered a single shot gun along with four bullets from him.
New Delhi: If predictions of Exit Polls are to be believed, it appears that people have rejected all the key issues raised by the Congress to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the election campaigning.As per political experts, the poll predictions, which are in favour of the incumbent government, indicate that the issues of alleged corruption in the multi-crore Rafale fighter plane deal, an increasing number of farmers’ suicide cases, unemployment among youth, etc have failed to impress the voters during Lok Sabha election campaigns. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadEven though the NYAY scheme that was aimed at weeding out poverty from the country too failed to convince the voters, the experts said, adding the exit poll results also suggest that Congress not only got its poll plank wrong, the grand old party made several strategic mistakes such as late in announcing Priyanka Vadra Gandhi as in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, late in stitching an alliance in Bihar and failing to be a part of the ‘gathbandhan’ of Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal in Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiThe BJP’s thrust on nationalism, performance and delivery seem to have scored heavily over the thrust of the Congress campaign to primarily target the Prime Minister and raising questions over economic issues. Congress president Rahul Gandhi repeatedly raised the issue of alleged corruption in Rafale fighter jet deal, unemployment and Modi government’s ‘attack’ on Constitutional institutions even as the Prime Minister kept changing approach to keep a fresh line of attack and set the narrative with a focus on nationalism and ‘strong government’. As per the experts, Gandhi was in the belief that he may ‘destroy’ the clean image of PM Modi by raising the Rafale issue, but the exit poll results reflect that it didn’t work in the favour of Congress and it boomeranged. The Congress’ campaign against the Modi government on the Rafale deal was also suffered a major setback when Gandhi misquoted the Supreme Court for which the top court forced him to apologise, the experts have opined. The experts have also stated that Gandhi’s NYAY scheme, an ambitious plan that promises to provide Rs 72,000 every year per family to 20 per cent of the country’s population too failed to make a stand against PM-KISAN programme that was announced by the Modi government. Under the PM-KISAN scheme, the government is providing direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to vulnerable landholding farmer families.
Halton police have released the top three reasons people received tickets during the 2018 Project Safe Start.The road safety initiative has been running for more than ten years and targets drivers in and around school zones as children return to class in September.The project stresses the need to slow down, remain alert for pedestrians and cyclists, and pay attention to school crossing guards escorting children across busy intersections.Police issued a total of 3,592 provincial offence notices and 566 warnings during this year’s campaign. That’s 1,110 more tickets this year compared to last year’s total of 2,482.The top three offences were:Speeding (62 per cent of total tickets issued)Sign infractions (17 per cent of total tickets issued)Hand-held device offences (5 per cent of total tickets issued)“Traffic safety begins with the individual choices each driver makes.” said Sergeant Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit in a news release. “When drivers comply with the rules of the road, everyone wins and gets to go home safely. With more than 100,000 children returning to school in Halton at the beginning of September, Project Safe Start serves as a timely opportunity for ‘recalibration’ of driver behavior to address any poor driving habits developed over the summer months.”
Addressing the current session of the Council in Geneva, Kenzo Oshima, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, pointed out that conscious human action could limit the destruction caused by disasters. “Natural hazards do not in themselves lead to disasters, but instead disasters result from the adverse impact of such hazards on vulnerable ecological, economic and social systems,” he observed. Mr. Oshima emphasized that the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, which was adopted by the General Assembly two years ago, should aim to promote a “culture of prevention.” Speaking on behalf of the “Group of 77” developing countries, Nasrollah Kazemi-Kamyab of Iran noted that in those States, a single disaster could eliminate years of economic growth and result in tremendous human suffering and loss. The Group of 77 was convinced that natural disasters could be mitigated through a pro-active and concerted approach involving planning, preparedness, prevention, relief and rehabilitation, he said. The debate on environmental issues followed the Council’s adoption on Tuesday of a series of resolutions and decisions on a broad range of subjects. Among them was a resolution adopted by a roll-call vote demanding that Israel comply fully with international agreements, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in order to protect the rights of Palestinian women and their families. In other texts covering a wide range of topics, the Council deplored discrimination against women and girls in Afghanistan, requested the High Commissioner for Human Rights to report back to the Commission on the situation in Chechnya, and urged international financial institutions to assist countries most affected by the transit of drugs in order to enable them to combat the illicit drug trade.
Serena Williams is not the type to show mercy to weakened opponents and Saturday proved no exception as the American demolished Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the final of the WTA Championships.Williams roared through her round robin group, winning all three matches, and proved unstoppable again in a 6-2 6-1 victory that set up a final against Maria Sharapova.Sharapova beat Victoria Azarenka, who will finish the year as No.1 in the rankings, with similar ease 6-4 6-2.Williams has yet to drop a set in the showpiece tournament while Sharapova has only conceded one set.World number three Williams, the outstanding player on the tour during the second half of the year in which she won Wimbledon, the Olympics and the U.S. Open, rattled off 39 winners against the leg-weary Radwanska.Radwanska, who took three hours and 29 minutes to beat Sara Errani on Friday, just about stayed with Williams until 2-2 in the first set but her resistance quickly crumbled against the 15-times grand slam champion.“Those last two matches really killed me, especially that I didn’t have the day off,” Radwanska, who was beaten in a tight three-setter by Sharapova in the group, said.“I really needed that. And especially that surface. It’s very sticky, so three and a half hours is a lot. I’m really tired today and I really wanted to run, but my legs didn’t.”Sharapova went into her match with Azarenka having lost four of their five meetings this year, including losing to her in three finals, but looked much fresher on Saturday inside the Sinan Erdem arena.Azarenka, who had sealed the year-end number one ranking by advancing to the semi-finals, lacked her normal power and foot speed and was no match for Sharapova who broke the Belarussian’s serve twice in the first set with some vicious returns.Read the rest of this story on reuters.com
← Previous Story MVM Veszprem sign lefthander Gabor Ancsin Next Story → Angel Montoro to La Rioja HBC NantesSenjamin Buric The Men’s EHF Cup finalists, HBC Nantes will start new season with at least five newcomers in the roster. The last one is Bosnian line-player Senjamin Burić, who is coming from Slovenian RK Gorenje, where he spent last three seasons.It is already known that Dominik Klein (THW Kiel), Olivier Nyokas (HBW Balingen), Eduardo Gurbindo (FC Barcelona) amd Jerko Matulic (Chambéry) will join the team which is in the race for the place at Men’s VELUX EHF Champions League next season.
Japan is the home of 25 percent of all chips being manufactured. Most of that manufacturing has been damaged or stopped to the recent massive quake. Twenty-five percent of all chips produced will be delayed until further notice.No word on how it will affect the computer industry. However, it could lead to a chip shortage for a few months. Via XBit Labs
EXCLUSIVE: More than one-fifth (21%) of employer respondents view group risk benefits as a selling point during recruitment interviews and employee reviews, according to research by Group Risk Development (Grid).Its survey of 500 HR decision makers in 500 UK organisations, also found that 26% of respondents make a point of issuing regular communications about their benefits package.The research also found:28% of respondents state that their group risk benefits are clearly set out on their staff intranet or in a staff handbook for existing employees.28% of respondents communicate group risk benefits to employees using benefits statements, while 22% promote group risk benefits through a health and wellbeing platform or flexible benefits platform.19% of respondents advertise group risk benefits to employees using apps and 17% communicate these benefits to employees through on-site events.Katherine Moxham (pictured), spokesperson at Grid, said: “Employees and interview candidates may well assume that an organisation is communicating the best possible total remuneration package available to them in order to attract and keep them, but if the package doesn’t appear to be competitive, the individual is likely to look elsewhere for employment.“Group risk products represent great value for money in terms of a recruitment and retention tool; they are fairly low cost to offer with high returns and great added value benefits for individuals. In addition, protection products are clearly very useful at difficult times in people’s lives, so they can also be deployed to demonstrate that the organisation cares about both the physical, mental and financial wellbeing of its employees.“Those employers that do talk group risk, either at interview or more regularly, to their staff are the ones that are going to get the most value from their benefits. We all know that employee benefits can be a great recruitment and retention tool, but only if they are effectively communicated and explained.”
A driver crashed head-on into a Plantation home, Wednesday.The SUV crashed into a home near Northwest 12th Place and 108th Avenue. The driver had to be rushed to Broward Health Medical Center.The vehicle’s front hood was badly damaged.No one was inside the home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
News 61st GRAMMY Nominees Celebrate Pre-GRAMMYs In L.A. linda-perry-fred-armisen-weird-al-more-attend-la-grammy-nominee-reception Facebook Out of the roughly 800 GRAMMY nominees, 221 come from Los AngelesJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 2, 2019 – 5:15 pm The pouring rain did not keep Los Angeles-based GRAMMY nominees from attending the L.A. Chapter Nominee Celebration Saturday morning, just a week before the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10.Out of the roughly 800 GRAMMY nominees, 221 come from Los Angeles, said L.A. Chapter Executive Director Qiana Conley during the brunch event. Held at the 1920s classic-themed Delilah restaurant in West Hollywood, the weather did not affect the excitement going around the room one bit.For multi-GRAMMY nominated Linda Perry, her nomination for Producer Of The Year, Non-clasical at the 61st GRAMMY Awards could result in a historic win. “My particular nomination is a little bit different than the rest because a female hasn’t been represented in this category for over 14, 15 years,” she said. “If I win, I will be the first woman to have ever won Producer Of The Year, so it feels pretty special and I am extremely honored to be in this position, but I hope that we can move forward and we don’t have to wait another 14 years to have a woman represent.”Beyond Perry’s potentially historic nomination, there was a special excitement among first-time nominees, including comedian Fred Armisen, whose Standup For Drummers is nominated for Best Comedy Album.”It is the best feeling [to be nominated] not just cause it was a surprise, but because I just love the GRAMMYs,” said Armisen. “I really grew up, like everyone, obviously, on music, but I saw a picture of David Bowie with John Lennon and Paul Simon sort of backstage at the GRAMMYs in 1975, [and] I think and it just always looked really cool like the perfect hangout.” Golden gramophone winners, meanwhile, also milled around and enjoyed the perks of the pre-GRAMMYs festivities: For GRAMMY winner Weird Al Yankovic, who is a Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package nominee for Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic this year, loves the “free food before the show and [the] free food after … that’s always my favorite part,” he said. Yankovic, who has won four GRAMMYs and been nominated a whopping 16 times, also said that he never, ever tires of being a nominee: “It’s happened to me before, but it never gets old. I never get jaded about it. I get very excited every time I get to be a part of the GRAMMY festivities and it’s always nice to have validation from your peers and its a great hang, it’s a wonderful party.”Tune in to CBS on Feb. 10 to see who wins a golden gramophone at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. 2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominations List Twitter Email Linda Perry, Fred Armisen, Weird Al, & More Attend L.A. GRAMMY Nominee Reception
Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See it Sprint 4:59 Apple iPhone XS 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. Read DJI Osmo Action preview See It 5G Huawei,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. $520 at HP Tags Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 3 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. $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. Amazon Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) It follows Huawei signing a deal to help develop Russia’s 5G network and comes in the wake of President Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively banning the Chine phone maker from US communications networks, based on national security concerns over Huawei’s links with the Chinese government. The US is also urging its allies not to do business with Huawei.The company has consistently denied such ties, and its chairman said this week the company is willing to sign a “no-spy agreement” with the US. Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published at 5:24 a.m. PT.Updated at 6:40 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. What is going on between Huawei and the US? Mobile Tech Industry Post a comment Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $60 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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). $999 40 Photos 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. $210 at Best Buy The Cheapskate Read the Rylo camera preview Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 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. $299 at Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay $155 at Google Express HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Now playing: Watch this: 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Huawei P30 Pro’s four rear cameras from every angle Angela Lang/CNET Tags $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) China’s 5G push will help Huawei. Angela Lang/CNET China approved 5G licenses for a quartet of state-owned bodies on Thursday, winning investment in vendors like Huawei, a report said.Carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, as well as broadcaster China Broadcasting Network Corporation, got the licenses, according to Reuters.The carriers were given trial licenses at the end of 2018, but Thursday’s announcement lets them begin commercial deployment before the original 2020 timeline. It’ll trigger early investment in Huawei and other vendors too, the news gathering service noted. Rylo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy See at Turo Turo Boost Mobile 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $6 at Tidal Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Share your voice See It 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. $999 0 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Comments See at Amazon JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Read Google Home Hub review