Time for India to sit at UN’s top table

first_imgThe UN Security Council (UNSC) is not fit for purpose. How many times over the past 73 years since it was established has the UNSC served only the policies of its five Permanent members, leaving other equally worthy nations frustrated? History is littered with examples of crucial decisions being vetoed or delayed at the whim of one of the five, usually to serve its self-interest.Read it at Sunday Guardian live Related Itemslast_img

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Police probing trafficking angle on German embassys plaint

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) Delhi Police is investigating a suspected case of human trafficking in which unemployed youths were being sent to Germany purportedly to take part in a jujutsu tournament.The complaint in this regard was filed by the German embassy.In the complaint, lodged at Chanakyapuri police station, a German embassy officer alleged that six youths submitted forged documents with their visa applications.He said the six applied for visa purportedly to take part in a jujutsu (a Japanese martial art) tournament at Gelsenkirchen in Germany.The youths, claiming to be students of Sir Marshall Convent School in Punjab, even produced a letter on the schools letterhead, along with their visa applications, police said.Upon verification by the embassy from the school, the letter was found to be forged.In his complaint, the embassy official mentioned the name of the agent, coordinating with the youths for their proposed visit to Germany, as Deepak Sharma, claiming him to be a “suspected human trafficker to Europe”.Sharma allegedly used sports events to illegally transport people to Europe, the complaint stated.”A case under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 120B (criminal conspiracy), IPC was registered, said a senior police officer, adding that a hunt was launched for the agent. PTI SLB VIT RC RClast_img read more

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Busquets proud of Clasico thrashing without Messi

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets described his team’s El Clasico win without Lionel Messi as a “great achievement”.Luis Suarez stepped up in the absence of Messi, who is recovering from a broken arm, to score a hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday.Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal were also on the scoresheet as under-fire Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was put under further pressure, with Goal understanding Lopetegui is set to be sacked and replaced by Antonio Conte.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Delivering such a result without their superstar Messi was massive for Barca, according to Busquets.”It’s a great achievement to win 5-1 without Messi,” he told the club’s website.”Normally, when we have trouble, Leo helps us out but today the team stepped up.”Marcelo’s 50th-minute goal brought Madrid back to 2-1, but Barca struck three times in the final quarter of an hour.Busquets said his team knew they would get their opportunities as Madrid pushed for a way back into the game.He said: “We knew that if we get through their pressure then we would have chances and then the counters came and the goals gave us a cushion.”While Barca are only a point clear atop La Liga, they sit seven ahead of ninth-placed rivals Madrid.last_img read more

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“AHEPA CUP 2018” Beach Volley: The Sport Appointment in Nafpaktos (Video)

first_imgLoyal to its appointment with sports and youth, the Nafpaktos chapter of AHEPA – Lepanto 1571 is organizing this year’s AHEPA CUP 2018 Beach Volley Tournament from 20-22 July in Nafpaktos.AHEPA, under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of sports and co-organizers of the municipality of Nafpaktos, theWestern Greece District and the sports club Omonoia Nafpaktou, invite the athletes to become the protagonists of the tournament and have fun with the king of summer sports.The tournament, officially announced on the official website of AHEPA District 25, concerns groups of 2 people who are compulsorily composed of a boy and a girl (mixed). Although it is open to any athletic level (OPEN), the teams of the final octave are traditionally very strong and promise an impressive watch and plenty of excitements.Τηε major sponsor is Embryolab– Medical Assisted Reproduction Unit, which has been operating in Thessaloniki since 2004.Silver sponsors are “Παπαδοπούλειον” (Papadopoulion) – a home for the elderly based in Kalamata, and “TerraMedi” based in New York that promotes Greek oil products in the US.Courtesy: AHEPA – Lepanto 1571.Information on the details of the tournament can be found in the tournament announcement as published on the website ahepacup.blogspot.gr.This successful event has already accomplished in highlighting Nafpaktos as a meeting place for AHEPANS in Greece and abroad and adding value to the city as a summer sports destination.These competitions advertise the city internationally, since the event has been promoted among others in the Omogenia media, such as the National Herald, in the official “AHEPAN” magazine with worldwide readers, and in the social media of the AHEPA in the United States. The city aspires to have success this year as well, showing the best part of the city to the outside.”Courtesy: AHEPA – Lepanto 1571.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Vecow: 8th gen Intel Coffee Lake expandable fanless embedded workstation

first_img Continue Reading Previous Infineon enables open source software stack for TPM 2.0Next VadaTech: new Zynq UltraScale+, FMC+ (VITA-57.4) FPGA carrier board Vecow launches ECX-1400/1300 Series workstation-grade Intel Coffee Lake expandable fanless Embedded System. Powered by workstation-grade 6-core 8th generation Intel Xeon/Core i7/i5/i3 processor (Coffee Lake-S) with workstation-grade Intel C246 chipset, advanced Intel UHD Graphics P630/630 supporting DirectX 12 API, onboard VGA, DVI-D and DisplayPort interfaces supporting up to ultra HD 4K resolution, possessing an extensive interfaces like 10GigE (10Gbps), USB 3.1 (up to 10Gbps), PCIe 3.0 (8GT/s), SATA III (6Gbps), USB 3.0 (5Gbps), PoE (1Gbps) LAN and multiple wireless connections delivers seamless real-time high-speed data transfer capabilities, ECX-1400/1300 Series Fanless Expandable Embedded System is 10% enhanced in both latest CPU & chipset performance than Intel Kaby Lake platform, offering outstanding system performance and power productivity for any demanding embedded computing applications.Coming with 6 GigE LAN ports with 4 IEEE 802.3at (25.5W/48V) PoE+, sparing power cables in difficult-wiring situations, up to 4 Front-access 2.5”SSD trays, 4 SATA III guarded by software RAID 0, 1, 5,10, max 6 external USB 3.1 sockets, 3 SIM for WiFi/4G/3G/LTE/GPRS/UMTS data transfer, 4 COM RS-232/422/485, 2 PCI/PCIe expansion slots enabling uses of additional independent graphics card, PoE+ card, PCI, high-speed 10GigE LAN, LAN Switch or LAN Bypass, 1 M.2 Key E and 2 Mini PCIe expansions, PCIe x16 expansion supporting up to 200W power budget, offering 125% improvement than its previous generation, TPM 2.0 for improved data protection, 32 Isolated DIO, 6V to 36V wide range power input with 80V surge protection, configurable ignition power control, remote power switch, EN50155 and EN50121-3-2 compliant, ECX-1400/1300 Series Expandable Fanless Embedded System features exceptional all-in-one integration on system basis.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Rishi Kapoor takes a dig at Indian Cricket World Cup team: Why do most of our players sport beards?

first_imgA day after the official team of the Indian Cricket World Cup was announced, actor Rishi Kapoor took at the dig at the players for sporting beards. The 66-year-old actor, who is undergoing treatment in New York, took to Twitter to share a picture of the 15 players including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, and asked “why most of our cricket players sport facial hair.”He wrote, “Don’t take this picture as a reference point but why do most of our cricket players sport full facial hair(beards)? All Samson’s?(remember he had his strength in his hair) Surely they look smart and dashing without it. Just an observation!”He compared the players to Samson, last of the judges of the ancient Israelites, who has his strength in his hair.Don’t take this picture as a reference point but why do most of our cricket players sport full facial hair(beards)? All Samson’s?(remember he had his strength in his hair) Surely they look smart and dashing without it. Just an observation! pic.twitter.com/QMLuQ0zikwRishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 16, 2019Soon many of his followers applauded the actor for making a “great observation.” While some said that everyone is following in the footsteps of Virat Kohli, others said that MS Dhoni is the only exception and that’s what makes him the best player. The 15-man squad which will travel to England under Virat Kohli for the World Cup 2019, which is set to begin on May 30.Rishi Kapoor, on the other hand, is currently in the US for treatment. Buzz has it that he will soon return to India.advertisementOn the work front, Rishi Kapoor was last seen on the big screen in Mulk.ALSO READ | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadALSO READ | Rishi Kapoor gives health update from New York: Treatment is on, hopefully I will recover soonALSO WATCH: It’s unfortunate that mob lynchings take place, says Rishi Kapoorlast_img read more

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Ostersunds produce England’s lone EL goal

first_imgCurtis Edwards Swedish underdogs Ostersunds produce England’s lone Europa League goal Goal Last updated 2 years ago 04:57 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Curtis Edwards Ostersunds Athletic Club Getty Östersunds FK Östersunds FK v Athletic Club Athletic Club UEFA Europa League The 23-year-old midfielder sent a stunning effort past Athletic Club in Thursday’s 2-2 draw – the latest of many highlights for the club Arsenal and Everton may be the only English teams in the Europa League this season, but it was a Swedish team that provided the only English goalscorer this week.Curtis Edwards’ sublime effort for Ostersunds in their 2-2 draw with Athletic Club will go down as another one of this season’s beautiful moments for a club experiencing an incredible and quick rise.After Alhaji Gero cancelled out Aritz Aduriz’s opener for the Basque visitors, the 23-year-old put his side in the lead when he met Saman Ghoddos’ cross at the edge of the box and smashed it low into the bottom corner, running away in elation with his team-mates. 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 The midfielder started his career in Middlesbrough’s youth system before joining Darlington and was playing in England’s semi-professional leagues just two years ago. However, he has found stardom since teaming up with English manager Graham Potter at Ostersunds, scoring eight goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.Graham Potter Ostersunds Atheltic Bilbao Europa LeagueThe team were playing in the fourth tier of Swedish football just six years ago and were promoted to the Allsvenskan for the first time in 2016, and snapped Edwards up from Ytterhogdals a few months later. They finished eighth and won the domestic cup last term and have carried the magic on this year. After navigating three qualifying rounds – eliminating Galatasaray on the way – they sit top of Europa League Group J with seven points from three games. They are still going strong in the league, too, sitting fifth and challenging for another spot in European competition.Wins over Zorya and Hertha Berlin saw them start strong in the group stage and they put in a good display against Athletic as well, missing a few chances throughout the game.Despite the performance and Edwards’ stunning goal, Inaki Williams’ late equaliser put a dampener on the night and left the Englishman disappointed.”I should have scored two or three,” told Kanal 9. “I’m quite honestly disappointed with myself.”I am very disappointed to be honest. Of course, we knew that it would be tough, but when you’re leading in the 85th minute, you’re hoping you can hold on and win. We have to be happy with the effort, but disappointed in the end.”Ostersunds coach Potter was a bit more optimistic than his compatriot, but also felt his side should have kept their perfect record.”I’m very proud. The guys showed courage and put in a good effort. I am very proud of their efforts,” he said. “I feel sorry for the players because I think they deserved three points.”Just halfway through the group stage and with an away trip to Bilbao coming up next in the competition, Edwards and Ostersunds will get more chances to live up to their high expectations this season.last_img read more

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South Sudan UN mission welcomes peace deal between armed groups and Government

“UNMISS stands ready to support this peaceful development, including with the demobilization of children associated with these armed groups, and assist the Government of South Sudan to achieve sustainable peace in the country,” the UN mission said in a statement which also called on all other armed groups “to lay down their weapons and join the government to build a stable and prosperous South Sudan.”According to a spokesperson for the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA), the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) and the South Sudan Defense Forces (SSDF), the peace accord was reached last Friday and specified that the three armed groups would begin “interacting” with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the official army of the Government of South Sudan, “without any confrontation.” In addition, militias were ordered “to move to the areas controlled by the SPLA” in order to achieve a full cessation of hostilities.“Because South Sudan needs development, peace and forgiveness, we have decided to end rebellion in South Sudan and ordered all rebel forces to interact with the SPLA until the integration is complete,” declared the statement issued by the groups’ spokesperson. “From today, there will be no more war in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States,” it added. The peace deal comes on the heels of a 24 April amnesty issued by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit as part of a wider effort in facilitating the peace. As part of its mandated role in the country, UNMISS has also been active in consolidating peace and security, and helping to establish conditions for development in the world’s newest country since South Sudan became independent from Sudan in July 2011. read more

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Motorists show satisfaction in super service centres

“Building trust and goodwill with a customer is a long-term process but the investment of time and money will pay off as customers return again and again,” explains Keith Kingham, winner of Golden Garages. “Kinghams of Croydon is proud to be a Motor Codes garage as we can have a direct influence in raising industry standards and bringing customers first rate service.” “Motor Codes is delighted with the latest set of Code Survey results, but this success is down to the hard work, quality, friendliness and high standards of subscribing garages,” said Chris Mason, Motor Codes director. “Two years ago, Motor Codes set out to transform the service and repair sector, turning around its mixed reputation and providing motorists with a nationwide network of trustworthy garages. There’s still a long way to go, but Code members can be proud of the great start that has been made in raising standards across the UK’s garages.” Earlier this year, Motor Codes held its ‘Golden Garages’ competition that highlighted some of the country’s best garages through independent feedback given by customers. Golden Garages picked out 50 of the country’s best service and repair centres as part of the campaign that helped motorists to know the top places to turn for first-class motoring advice and maintenance. The Motor Codes Advice Team operates a free phone line, 0800 692 0825, that offers guidance, complaint resolution and independent arbitration. The team has helped more than 5,500 motorists this year across the Service and Repair, New Car and Vehicle Warranty Products Codes that the organisation operates. Research issued today shows that an industry-leading 93% of motorists would recommend that friends and family use one of Motor Codes’ 6,200 nationwide garages. The findings set out by the regulatory body demonstrate the significant impact the Code has on the customer experience, with subscribing garages averaging 92% overall satisfaction in customer surveys.Sampling over 3,700 people, the survey questions, set out in accordance with Office of Fair Trading requirements, cover all aspects of the customer experience from the quality of work to the helpfulness of staff. Following the competition, Motor Codes compiled a selection of top tips for motorists to look out for when servicing their car. The advice has prompted a significant increase in users of the online Garage Finder tool at www.motorcodes.co.uk with over 200,000 individual searches made this year. For more information about how Motor Codes can offer protection and guidance, or to find the nearest reputable garage, go to www.motorcodes.co.uk or call the advice team on 0800 692 0825.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Chiropractor settles Medicaid fraud claims

In December 2016, the Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation after Anthem Inc. provided information regarding Wright’s billing practices from May 2, 2013, to Nov. 13, 2015.The investigation found that Wright owned and operated a chiropractic clinic in Grayson, Kentucky. In late 2011, Wright moved to West Virginia and opened a chiropractic clinic in Parkersburg. Wright then hired other chiropractors to treat patients at the Grayson clinic in his absence, according to investigators.The replacement chiropractors were not authorized to treat Kentucky Medicaid patients and one of them was not even licensed to practice chiropractic medicine, which is illegal in the Commonwealth, according to investigators.Related Article: Parents file lawsuit after autistic son was dragged through schoolIn addition, unless a chiropractor has entered into a written provider agreement with Kentucky Medicaid, any claims submitted by him or her are not eligible for reimbursement.The investigation further revealed that, although Wright had not examined or treated any patients at the Grayson clinic during the applicable time period, he submitted claims to Medicaid in which he falsely identified himself as the treating physician, according to the Attorney General’s Office.Data provided by the West Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit revealed that Wright was submitting claims for treating West Virginia Medicaid patients in Parkersburg on the same days he claimed he was treating Kentucky Medicaid patients in Grayson, according to investigators.Parkersburg is more than 150 miles from Grayson and investigators say it is physically impossible for Wright to have been treating patients in both places at the same time.The settlement money will be returned to the state Medicaid program. FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A West Virginia chiropractor will pay $211,000 to resolve allegations he submitted fraudulent claims to Kentucky’s Medicaid program for services he didn’t personally render, according to the Attorney General’s Office.44-year old Dustin Wright, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, voluntarily placed his Kentucky chiropractic license on inactive status, and is no longer authorized to provide chiropractic services to Kentucky Medicaid patients, according to the Attorney General’s Office.- Advertisement – read more

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BBC Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe tells listeners he has cancer and

A BBC spokesman said: “Everyone at Radio 2 and 6 Music wishes Mark well and we look forward to welcoming him back when he’s ready.”The Folk Show will be presented by Ricky Ross for the next few weeks. 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. Mark Radcliffe has been a huge part of my life for nearly 25 years now. He co-invented a warm, inviting and exciting style of radio in the Graveyard Shift that has never really been replicated since. Wishing him the speediest recovery after this awful, unfair news.— Ben Baker (@benbakerbooks) October 3, 2018Mark Radcliffe will be on air as usual with Stuart Maconie on 6 Music tomorrow before he takes time off. I’m sure we’re all keeping our fingers crossed he’ll be back. A true radio icon. https://t.co/n3ML8XnYyp— Gareth Joy (@lookoutwales2) October 3, 2018 BBC Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe has said he will be taking some time off for treatment for “cancerous tongue and lymph node issues”.The popular Folk Show broadcaster, 60, made the announcement during his show on Wednesday night.He told listeners: “Now – here’s a thing – I’m sad to say that I’ve got some cancerous tongue and lymph node issues and so, as I’m sure you’ll understand, I’m going to be disappearing for a while to get that all sorted out.”It’s all been caught very early and so everything should be fine.”Radcliffe, also a BBC Radio 6 Music presenter, went on: “All being well I’ll be back in action in the new year – or sooner if I feel well enough – but I will be back, you can depend on it.”I just can’t say exactly when that will be.”So you won’t hear from me for a while now and therefore… well… Merry Christmas I guess. Life eh?” read more

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Guyana hits back after watery wilderness NYT article

Caption: While people in Guyana acknowledge the country’s challenges, some objected to the article’s gloomy tone (Getty Images)“A vast watery wilderness with only three paved highways,” was how an article in the New York Times described Guyana last week.It asks whether the South American country is “ready to handle the riches” from its predicted oil boom.What has upset many in Guyana is the picture its author, national energy business correspondent Clifford Krauss, painted of the country in the article’s introduction.“There are a few dirt roads between villages that sit on stilts along rivers snaking through the rainforest. Children in remote areas go to school in dugout canoes, and play naked in the muggy heat,” it reads.It goes on to talk about pervasive corruption in the public sector, and describes the private sector as slow to innovate. It also speaks of a “plague of ethnic tribal politics” that followed independence from Britain in 1966.Its economy is “propelled by drug trafficking, money-laundering and gold and diamond smuggling” and experiencing mass emigration by young people – with those who remain experiencing “high rates of HIV infection, crime and suicide”, the article says.While few in Guyana would argue that the country is without its problems, the broad brush of the comments and overall gloomy tone have prompted many to try and highlight a more positive side of Guyana on Twitter under the hashtag #LifeInTheWateryWilderness.Some, like @jess_vandijk have poked fun at the suggestion that all children in remote areas go to school in canoes. Twitter user Sophie imagined the problems she could encounter by going to work in a canoe.Carina Westford was one of the readers to take umbrage at the suggestion that young people who chose to stay in Guyana were doomed to live with HIV, crime and suicide:Government officials also felt compelled to respond. Finance Minister Winston Jordan said he told Krauss to “take a closer look at our country, its proud and resourceful people and our resilience in the face of the odds”.ExxonMobil, the oil company steering oil production in Guyana, posted a note on its Facebook page distancing itself from the article and stating that the company was “happy to have the opportunity to operate and live in the communities in Guyana”.Alita Singh, a senior journalist at the Daily Herald in Sint Maarten, tweeted that Krauss had “insulted a people and a country you perhaps spent no more than a week in”.While the article has triggered many an angry comment, there are also those who saw it as constructive criticism.Shamar Quintin called it a “very impressive and profound article” and said that he didn’t understand why people were upset. “We should use that article to guide us in making better decisions now,” he said, adding the hashtag #unbiasedandtrue.Blogger Krysta Bisnauth was at first amused by the piece as she saw a positive in the Twitter storm it triggered.“Just last week, I wondered if there was anything that could bring the country together the way football seemed to work on other countries,” she wrote. “Little did I know that all it takes is one carelessly worded New York Times article!”But she told the BBC that she had since changed her mind because the author had “chosen to take a slice of who we are as a country… and transpose it onto the entire country to conveniently fit his Cinderella narrative”.She said Krauss had “gravely offended people in government, in the private sector and the ordinary citizen in the street”.Krauss told the BBC that the response to his article had been varied and that he would “let the story speak for itself”.“[I] stand by every word, of course,” he said. “Proud it has spurred an important conversation about Guyana’s future.” (Excerpts from BBC)EYEWITNESS: Buktas in a knot…July 23, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”Six Intl tour operators impressed with Guyana’s wow factorSeptember 23, 2018In “Business”‘Do not neglect other sectors’ – US Oil and Gas expert warns GuyanaJune 28, 2019In “latest news” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

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UPDATE Police search Marrion neighborhood for wanted man

first_imgPolice searched the Marrion neighborhood Monday afternoon for a man who had a warrant out for his arrest.Just after 1 p.m., a woman called police to report her son as a runaway, but when police arrived in the 1300 block of Northeast 104th Avenue, the boy’s father took off.“Dad apparently had a felony warrant,” Vancouver Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said. “He physically ran away as well.”The man was taken into custody after police searched the area with a K-9 unit. He was booked into the Clark County jail on a Pierce County warrant.last_img read more

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Salary Exchange rebrands to Caboodle

first_imgUK employee benefit provider Salary Exchange has rebranded to Caboodle.The organisation, which was founded in 2009, has changed its name in order to reposition itself in the employee benefits market, as legislative changes and industry developments have enabled the business to expand its offering from tax-efficient benefits. This includes its benefits platform, which incorporates communications and engagement toolsCatherine Bennett (pictured), managing director and co-founder at Caboodle, said: “We decided to change our name to reposition ourselves in the UK employee benefits industry because we do much more than just salary sacrifice employee benefits.“We have one of the biggest ranges of benefits schemes in the industry, such as lifestyle, health and wellbeing and financial wellbeing benefits. And our Salary Extras benefits platform provides a whole host of communication and engagement tools, giving employers a valuable asset to help them improve employee engagement.”last_img read more

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Hubble space telescope goes on cosmic duck hunt shoots a cluster

first_img Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Rylo Read DJI Osmo Action preview Tags Sprint $155 at Google Express $6 at Tidal 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. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Turo Sci-Tech NASA 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. Comments NASA’s Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures See at Amazon $999 NASA’s Hubble nabs spectacular image of asteroid coming apart NASA Hubble telescope eyes cosmic ‘bat shadow’ in Serpens Nebula $999 Angela Lang/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Read Google Home Hub review 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read the AirPods review The Cheapskate See it Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It $999 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). $59 at eBay 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Messier 11 formed about 220 million years ago and is classified as an open cluster. “Open clusters tend to contain fewer and younger stars than their more compact globular cousins,” ESA explains. That also means the stars in an open cluster can more easily be pulled apart, which puts a damper on the future for the Wild Duck Cluster.”Messier 11 is likely to disperse in a few million years as its members are ejected one by one, pulled away by other celestial objects in the vicinity,” ESA says. Until then, we can enjoy the scenic flock of stars through the eyes of Hubble. $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Amazon Post a comment $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. 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. 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. $60 at Best Buy Enlarge ImageMessier 11 is known as the Wild Duck Cluster thanks to a bright “V” formation. ESA/Hubble & NASA, P. Dobbie et al. If the Hubble Space Telescope has a favorite NES game, it’s probably Duck Hunt. NASA and the European Space Agency shared a Hubble view this week of a star-studded gathering spot nicknamed the Wild Duck Cluster, and it’s very glittery.The cluster’s more official name is Messier 11, but it gets its waterfowl moniker from a roughly V-shaped series of bright stars that resemble a group of migratory birds flying overhead.  Best Buy $520 at HP 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. See at Turo Hubble happenings Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 13 Photos Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile 0 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Chris Monroe/CNET See It 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! 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Tanker truck rollover and fuel spill on the Dalton Highway leaves driver

first_imgA truck makes its way south on the Dalton Highway near Coldfoot, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)A transport driver is dead and cleanup continues after a fuel tanker bound for Prudhoe Bay rolled down an embankment on the Dalton Highway early Friday morning.Listen nowThe driver, Joy Wiebe, was a Fairbanks resident who had been a transport driver in Alaska for years. She had worked for Alaska-based Colville, Inc. for about four months, according to a statement from the company.Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation is monitoring the incident as the tanker Wiebe was hauling had several thousand gallons of diesel fuel in it.Nearly 1,780 gallons of that diesel spilled; all but a few hundred gallons of it has been recovered. Neither the state nor the company identified what might have caused the accident.Colville Inc. is working on a plan for the site that includes soil sampling and environmental remediation. The state identified fiber optic cables and a gas pipeline near the spill site that may be impacted. The spill is in the tundra and could also threaten caribou, fox and migratory birds.last_img read more

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Amid Swirl of Controversy Verletta White Fights to Lead Baltimore County Schools

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROMaryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon recently made what some argue is a controversial decision to deny final approval of Verletta White’s appointment as permanent superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, despite an 8-4 affirmative vote by county school board members last month.  Three of four school board members voting against White actively lobbied for Salmon’s involvement, writing letters and encouraging others in the county to do the same.On May 8, the county school board met again, and with a second 8-4 vote favoring White, asked Salmon to reconsider her decision.  Board members will allegedly produce documents showing ethics violations White admitted to earlier this year are not indicative of a pattern of dishonesty akin to the scandal that led to a six-month prison sentence for former superintendent Dallas Dance on perjury for failing to report nearly $147,00 in consulting income.  School board members also argue an expanded audit of the county school district’s contracts will be undertaken soon.On May 8, the Baltimore County School Board, for a second time voted to approve Verletta White as the permanent Baltimore County superintendent. Last week, the board’s approval of White was rejected by the Maryland’s superintendent of schools, Karen Salmon. (Courtesy Photo)White says she is determined to lead lBaltimore County public school students, teachers and employees of the state’s third largest school system, through these current challenges.“My focus is on our 113,000 students.  No matter which way the political winds blow, our focus is on children,” said White to the AFRO at the school system’s Greenwood campus in Towson.“I’m not a politician, I’m not an elected official.  There’s a time and space for those who are called to do that.  My mission is to stay focused on children.”However, the four school board members who voted against White’s appointment stand by their original position.  White, who has spent most of her career with the county school system, has a month and a half left on her interim contract.  By law, Baltimore County must have a permanent superintendent or an interim under contract by July 1.“I think the way through it is to stay focused. We have kids in classroom seats right now. They can’t wait, and they shouldn’t have to wait for us to figure all of this out,” White said.“We have teachers in front of kids who are working hard every day. They’re focused, so we can’t afford to lose our focus.”Salmon can rescind her decision to deny White’s permanent appointment based on new information from the school board, or approve a second interim year for White, an option she reportedly said she would consider.  Baltimore County will transition to an elected-appointed school board in November with seven elected seats and five that will continue to be appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan.  Currently, all 12 school board seats are appointed.White said she recognizes there is work to be done with disgruntled school board members and Baltimore County parents and community members, who need to rebuild trust with the school system after Dance’s conviction and news of White’s ethics violations.  White failed to report $13,000 in additional consulting income from ERDI (Education Research and Development Institute), on personnel documents but admitted receiving the income and has submitted revised forms. She has reportedly pledged to refrain from further consulting opportunities and has taken the step of releasing the ethics report to the public.White said she is learning lessons about tenacity that she has already passed forward, encouraging students to stay the course when challenges arise.“I had the benefit this past Friday, of meeting with a group of girls who had been through a lot,” White said.“They asked me about this experience. I think it teaches about grit and perseverance and it also renews my confirmed purpose.”last_img read more

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African American Chefs Break the Glass Ceiling in the Culinary World

first_imgBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMediaThe culinary business world is as cut throat as any other. It’s also known as an industry that hasn’t always allowed for much diversity in management and ownership at its higher echelon.However, it appears that African Americans are finally breaking barriers, starring in many kitchens around the nation and serving up fine delicacies and treats that have those of all races and backgrounds coming back for second-helpings.Executive Chef Edouardo Jordan (Courtesy Photo/The Strand House)“Memphis is a foodie town with a minority-majority makeup… thoughtful discussions about equity in the food industry are at the forefront here and folks care about presentation, which is at the heart of the issue,” said Cynthia Daniels, the founder of Memphis Black Restaurant Week. “I’ve also seen the difficulty that black-owned restaurants experience with not having big marketing budgets to advertise for new business,” Daniels said.That’s why she founded Memphis Black Restaurant Week and have advised other cities to do the same.“It’s a celebration that advocates for black chefs, brings more awareness around their food and beverage traditions, generates new income, and moves the needle in terms of inclusivity in the culinary world,” Daniels said.That inclusion and enthusiasm appears to have caught on.“I am truly optimistic for the future with the culinary industry because while there are still a lot of areas in which to grow, we are slowly chipping away the stereotype of what African American chefs have to offer,” said award-winning executive chef and QVC Food Stylist Kristol Bryant.“We are diversified in our skills, talents and cuisines. African American chefs are no longer just soul-food or southern cuisine chefs, we are so much more,” Bryant said.“Through education and exploration, we can finally break into areas that we never knew were there. Being seen on television is great for us but being a legitimate authority in culinary in the corporate, private and entertainment sectors is the next step.”An article in the culinary-centric publication, FSR Magazine, noted that when its reporters wrote about the rise of African American chefs in the U.S. three years ago, several themes prevailed, including that a wide range of talented African American chefs had emerged, like Executive Chef Edouardo Jordan in Seattle, Marcus Samuelsson in New York, and Mashama Bailey in Savannah, Ga.Often, African American chefs are stuck in the kitchen as sous chefs or line chefs and routinely failing to be given an opportunity to become head chefs, according to FSR. And, African American chefs, on the whole, have encountered tougher obstacles raising funds to open their own establishments.However, the industry now has several African American chefs serving as role models and paving the way for more minority chefs to make their mark in the U.S.Examples include Chef Dieuveil Malonga, a 26-year old Forbes 30 under 30 Congolese Chef and a finalist for the Basque Culinary World Prize. Malonga works closely with luxury and fashion brands such as Rick Owens to bring awareness about the African continent through exclusive culinary experiences around the world.With private clients like ASAP Rocky, Mos Def and others, Malonga has been featured by The New York Times, Vogue, BBC. He’s also spoken at The United Nations World Tourism Organization.Chef Ronnie Rainwater of Delmonico Steakhouses also serves as another example of African Americans breaking the proverbial glass ceiling in the culinary world.“He grew up in the kitchen, shadowing his Southern grandmother at the stove; anxious to taste anything he could get his hands on,” said Sade Mills of One 7 Communications.Rainwater attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon and obtained a Culinary Arts Degree in 1999. One of his early jobs in the industry was an internship in the kitchen at The Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, where he helped prepare dinners and private events for guests.In June 1999, Ronnie was offered a position as a cook at Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian and moved to Las Vegas.In 2007, he was promoted to executive sous chef at the restaurant.In January 2011, after working with Emeril for over 11 years at his restaurants in Las Vegas and on the East coast, he was tapped to become the next chef de cuisine of Delmonico Steakhouse.“Today, he leads the kitchen at Delmonico and oversees all facets of its culinary operations, from sourcing products, to managing the restaurant’s in-house dry-aging program for prime U.S.D.A. beef, to crafting ambitious nightly tasting menus for guests at his kitchen table,” Mills said.“His love of simple fresh ingredients has helped him cultivate close relationships with local farmers who supply the restaurant with their best products including beets, heirloom tomatoes, squash blossoms and seasonal herbs,” she said, noting that a local orchard provides him with fresh apples and cider, along with the apple wood used to brine and smoke the restaurant’s house cured bacon.The rise of the African American chef also was seen at the 2018 James Beard Awards, where four African American and Caribbean American chefs were honored at the ceremony.“There is a black hand in many pots and today, talented chefs are using their culinary skill-set as platforms to create, motivate and inspire,” said Charla Draper, a former food editor at Ebony and Southern Living magazines, who now serves as a consultant providing marketing services for food and food-related business.“Chefs are using their talents traditionally and non-traditionally to mentor and open doors for others,” she said.last_img read more

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Important to create conditions for talks president says

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades said Friday he could not speculate on how things would develop as regards reunification talks but it was important to create the necessary conditions for a substantive dialogue to start.Of the fact-finding mission undertaken by UN envoy Jane Holl Lute, the president said it was still early and no predictions can be made.“What is important is the effort to create the necessary conditions so as to start a substantive dialogue on a healthy basis,” he said. “Each time we try to find how to shape a specific reference point or framework in which we can move.”Anastasiades added that the broader bases were known; the matter was making clearer certain basic principles that must be included in a settlement.On the idea of a decentralised federal government, Anastasiades said people should realise that peace would not come by just any solution but “a solution that will protect and take into account the concerns of Turkish Cypriots and will not ignore the reasonable concerns of Greek Cypriots.” You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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