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Varjo emerges from stealth with awesome new VR/AR display

first_imgIt takes a lot of effort to create a solid virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or mixed reality (MR) experience. The hardware, including the headset and system hosting the experiences, have to be capable of delivering a natural, smooth experience.See also: Ultrahaptics finds deep pockets for its AR/VR techThe Varjo team, which has been operating in stealth mode until now, believes that its 20|20 display will change the game in this emerging space.This new generation of headsets is taking off in a big way. Brands like Sony, HTC, Microsoft, and Oculus are putting a lot of effort into creating immersive virtual/augmented/mixed reality experiences. While these products are certainly a giant leap forward from the “VR” headsets of yesteryear, the visual experience provided by these products isn’t quite good enough to trick the eye.Beats current VR/AR resolutionsProducts such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are offering users a 1.2 megapixel (per eye) VR experience with an up to 110-degree field of view. For over a year, this has been the cutting edge of VR/AR headset displays. Even the PlayStation VR, a headset designed specifically for gaming, is limited to a 1080p resolution.Meta II, a headset currently available for preorders at $949 USD, has an exceptional 2.5k resolution of 2550×1440.In the augmented reality space, we have options like Microsoft’s Hololens, which has a significantly lower field of view (around 32 degrees). The effective resolution for the Hololens is around 1 megapixel.“Varjo’s patented display innovation pushes VR technology 10 years ahead of the current state-of-the-art, where people can experience unprecedented resolution of VR and AR content limited only by the perception of the human eye itself,” said Urho Konttori, CEO and founder of Varjo Technologies. “This technology, along with Varjo VST, jump-starts the immersive computing age overnight – VR is no longer a curiosity, but now can be a professional tool for all industries.”Varjo’s solution up closeWith Varjo 20|20, the company believes it has found a way to create a VR/AR display with an effective resolution of 70 megapixels. That’s a pretty stunning claim.This is huge leap in effective resolution is made possible by some technological magic that takes advantage of the way the human eye perceives visual input. By creating a super-high resolution image to the user’s gaze direction, it’s able to increase the effective resolution of the display.This isn’t just for virtual reality, either. Video-see-through (VST) technology enables the display to be used in AR/MR, as well.The technology behind Varjo’s prototype was developed by a team of optical scientists, creatives and developers who formerly occupied top positions at Microsoft, Nokia, Intel, Nvidia and Rovio.Varjo’s new technology will be shipping in Varjo-branded products specifically for professional users and applications starting in late Q4, 2017. Follow the Puck Ryan Matthew Pierson Tags:#AR#Augmented Reality#HTC#Internet of Things#IoT#Oculus#Varjo#virtual reality#VR Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…center_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Russia Snub New Adidas Shirts With Upside-down Flag for Euro 2020 Qualifiers

first_imgRussia’s football authorities said Wednesday the national team will not be wearing new Adidas-designed shirts in upcoming Euro-2020 qualifiers after some pointed out they reverse the colours of the Russian flag.”In the upcoming games, the Russian national team will continue using the kit in which it began the qualifying round,” the Russian Football Union told AFP. Last week Adidas unveiled the new shirts with blue and white stripes trimming the red sleeves, creating the effect of a tricolour flag, similar to uniforms the brand designed for Germany.But while the colours are in the right order on the German shirt, the Russian shirts put the colours in the reverse order to the national white, blue and red tricolour when players have their arms at their sides.Fans complained the colours on the new shirt instead resemble the Serbian flag.”Great uniform for the Serbian team… so when will you unveil the Russian uniform?” Instagram user @ilyasergeich wrote under an Adidas post about the Russian kit.The company described the shirt as “reintroducing the strong, bold colours of the nation’s flag” while the team’s manager Stanislav Cherchesov said it presented an “interesting sleeve solution.””When fans support the team by clapping with their arms in the air, you’ll be able to see the Russian flag on the sleeves,” he said.The new shirts were already on sale in official Adidas stores.Posts on social media indicate however that the team is now training in Sochi wearing their old kit designed for the 2018 World Cup.Russia are second in Group I set to play Belgium at home on Saturday in Saint Petersburg and will face San Marino on November 19. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. adidasEuro 2020 QualifiersfootballRussia First Published: November 13, 2019, 8:03 PM ISTlast_img read more

Mitchell Santner attains career-best ICC Player ODI Rankings of 11th

first_imgNew Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner has attained a career-best 11th spot in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers after taking seven wickets in the ongoing Ireland tri-series which also features Bangladesh.Santner, whose haul of five for 50 against Ireland boosted his wicket haul in three matches to seven, has moved up six places while the left-handed all-rounder has also attained a career-best ranking in batting, gaining 11 places to reach 95th position after aggregating 26 runs in three unbeaten innings.Bangladesh pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman has also attained a career-best ranking of 18th after taking six wickets in the tournament, which has one match left to be played on Wednesday between New Zealand and Bangladesh.In the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, New Zealand’s Tom Latham and Neil Broom have made significant movements after leading the run-scorers’ list.Latham has scored 173 runs so far including a century (104) in his team’s second match against Ireland on Sunday, moving up 10 slots to reach 41st position. Broom, second on the run-scorers list for the tournament with 165 runs so far, has moved up 25 places to 29th position.Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar (up seven places to 27th) and Ireland captain William Porterfield (up one place to 59th) are among the others to gain in the rankings among batsmen, while New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (up 25 places to 65th) is a major gainer among bowlers.There is little change in the ICC ODI Team Rankings as New Zealand has gained a solitary point to remain in fourth position with 116 points while Bangladesh has stayed in seventh place with the pre-tournament 91 points.advertisementBangladesh can still go up to 93 points and increase its lead over Pakistan if it wins its last match against New Zealand. These points could be vital points towards qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as host England and seven other top-ranked sides as on 30 September 2017 gain direct places while the other four teams on the ODI table will go through a qualifying tournament. Pakistan is currently on 88 points while the West Indies is on 79 points.Meanwhile, England hosts South Africa for a three-match ODI series to be played in Leeds (May 24), Southampton ( May 27) and Lord’s ( May 29) that could help the visiting side consolidate its position at the top of the team rankings.South Africa can gain three points by winning 3-0, increasing its lead over Australia to eight points as it will go up to 126 points and also gain vital momentum ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from 1-18 June. In such a scenario, England will remain in fifth position but slip from 110 points to 107 points.On the other hand, a 3-0 series win for England will not help it gain a position in the rankings as it will reach 114 points, tied with New Zealand but behind on decimal points. South Africa will remain at the top of the rankings even with such a result though its lead over Australia will go down to just one point.last_img read more

Belgian Terrorism Suspect to Appear Before Greek Prosecutor

first_imgATHENS — An Algerian man wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges is due to appear before a Greek prosecutor.It’s expected that the prosecutor will refer the 33-year-old to a council of judges that will rule on a Belgian extradition request — a process expected to take several days.Police say the suspect, whose name was not released, was formally arrested on a European arrest warrant Jan. 18, a day after his detention in Athens, where he was living.Belgium launched a large anti-terrorism sweep last week, during which two suspects were killed and one wounded, that netted several returnees from Islamic holy war in Syria. A Belgian federal magistrate said the suspects were within hours of trying to kill police.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

EUROS offers complete Industrial IoT Suite

first_img Continue Reading Previous Laird: Web-based Thermal Wizard tool simulates cooling applicationsNext Pickering: updated and lite versions of signal routing, software switch path manager EUROS Embedded Systems offers a complete solution for the requirements of the Industrial Internet of Things of tomorrow: Full integration between embedded home or industrial automation devices and powerful cloud services. The Industrial IoT platform comprises the required system software running on the low power cloud-enabled device of the company home2net, a cloud infrastructure supporting TLS 1.3 security connection and a corresponding app control interface. It is complemented by both a scalable embedded OPC UA Server and a SoftPLC using a standard HTML5 browser for programming.Since the connection to the cloud operates without using gateways, this solution provides the highest possible end-to-end level of security. The offered OPC UA stack is available in two implementations: As a scalable embedded solution providing Nano, Micro, Embedded or Standard profile and as a cloud-based solution. In the second case all kind of data gathered from the connected device are transmitted to the OPC UA server and can be controlled and monitored as classified OPC UA objects directly from the cloud.The provided embedded hardware device – referred to as web@ctrl1 – routes serial interfaces (RS232/RS485), digital or analog inputs to the Ethernet and connects in this way the available peripherals to the cloud. Additional Interfaces like CAN, I2C, 1-Wire, KNX are available for OEM versions of the product. The web@ctrl1 device can optionally support protocols like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, Modbus, DMX, etc.Cloud-based device configuration and software downloads to multiple devices are also supported. In contrast to conventional products, which respond to arbitrary connections from the Internet – a circumstance imposing a high security risk – the offered embedded device establishes a secure connection only to a known cloud server either on the local network or on the Internet. The server then allows for a safely connection to the device using state of the art encryption technology. This enables private interconnection of multiple controllers and offers sophisticated visualization and services that are not possible with traditional control devices.The user interface runs on a smartphone or tablet which is connected to the cloud via a preconfigured app. In addition, a universal cross development environment referred to as EUROS Embedded Studio, comprising project management, debugging facilities as well as additional profiling tools, facilitates the system configuration. The developer can easily configure an individual, application-specific set-up of the required system software, including the scalable RTOS EUROS, all driver packages, network protocols, middleware, etc. Since the EUROS Embedded Studio is Esclipse-based it can be run either on Linux or Windows hosts.By using cloud services, the developed PLC code can be downloaded to the target PLC device. On site, a PLC runtime system – referred to as q4PLC – takes the responsibility for scheduling and running the PLC code and providing access to the physical world via sensors and actuators. Because of its inherent design build around the HTML5 standard, a software installation of the q4Logix on the user devices is not necessary.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Dutee Chand wants to rebuild her house with prize money for Asian Games medals

first_imgThe only time Dutee Chand is under the glare of so many camera flashbulbs is when she is crossing the finish line on an athletics track during a major international event. Friday was different. Having just landed from Jakarta a few hours ago, Dutee faced hordes of camerapersons and photographers asking her to wear and kiss her two silver medals time and again. Flashing the smile of a champion, the 22-year-old obliged happily.”This is my moment, this is what I have been waiting for so long. I can’t express my happiness right now. I have been rewarded for my hard work, finally,” she tells India Today.It was indeed a very special moment for the young athlete from Orissa. She had missed two consecutive Commonwealth Games and the Jakarta Asian Games turned into a make-or-break opportunity for her career.ASIAN GAMES 2018 FULL COVERAGE | MEDALS”I could not make it to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this year as the qualifying mark of 11.15 was too high to achieve. I was very disappointed when others went and I had to stay back. In 2014 Glasgow Games too I was thrown out of the team due to the gender row. This time I got a chance but could not qualify. So, I was extremely dejected and negative thoughts started to creep in. That is when my coach Ramesh Sir asked me to prepare for the Asian Games. He said I could win medals there. I didn’t believe him first but then gradually started training hard. From early morning till late evening, I had as many as six training sessions daily in the four months leading to these Asian Games and the result is in front of you,” she exults clutching her two medals tightly.advertisementDutee’s road to glory had many pit stops. Long before she made India proud and trended on Twitter after making history in Indonesia, there were countless dark nights when she nearly bid goodbye to athletics after undergoing the pain of ‘humiliating’ gender tests.READ – Dutee Chand ends 16-year wait for India with silver in 200m”When I was thrown out of the Indian team because of the international federation’s hyperandrogenism policy, not many people knew what it actually was. Everyone relates it to gender. I was told that I am not a girl after failing a gender verification test. But I was a female athlete with naturally elevated testosterone level. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) didn’t allow me to stay in their hostel after I was chucked out of the Indian team in 2014. I was not even allowed to train in their stadiums as they said I have failed the gender test. I was told I am a man. Things started to fall in place when people understood the entire issue and I filed a case in The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland through my 10-member legal team, the cost of which was borne by the state and union government. After CAS verdict, I requested the then SAI head to allow me to train in Hyderabad at (Pullela) Gopichand’s academy. I am not bothered about any rule change now. The judgment in my case was clear so I am not affected. I have already had a 10-year career and can only prolong it more by five-six years so whatever happens later, I am not concerned at all.”READ – Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 100m raceDutee’s journey from a sleepy, remote Orissa village to capturing the world stage could well turn into a hit Bollywood biopic one day.”People do not have much to do in my small village Chaka Gopalpur in Orissa except for making cloth. My parents wanted to have a boy child so that is how we six sisters were born. My father found it too difficult to run the house but then my didi got a job in police and she guided me towards running so that I can also get a naukri one day. I am very happy that country’s all major records are now in my name – from junior to the senior level – including that of 100m which was first held by PT Usha and then Rachita Mistry. I am more happy that after Usha didi, I am the first one to grab two medals at the Asian Games,” she says.READ – Could have done better with government support: Dutee ChandRight now though, for the next few weeks at least, as the prize money and accolades pour in, Dutee’s entire focus will be on re-building her village house.advertisement”My house is still not pucca. Only a little bit of work has been done from inside otherwise it is still the same with mud walls. Now that CM sahab (Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik) has announced prize money for me, we will re-build it. I will start training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in a few months. My aim is to win an Olympic gold one day though these (holding the two silver medals), aren’t anyway less than that,” she says before rushing to the Delhi airport to catch a flight to Bhubaneswar.”I have to meet the CM in the evening,” she says excitedly.The prize-money cheque is waiting to be collected by Dutee and so are the much-needed repairs at her village home.last_img read more

Leinster’s Devin Toner primed to take advantage in Saracens combat zone

first_imgShare on Facebook The quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium will be refereed by a Frenchman, Jérôme Garcès, but he gave Wales latitude to compete at the breakdown when they played England at Twickenham in February. “The breakdown may be a factor,” says Toner. “I have never played in the Premiership but there are a number of good poachers in the Pro14. It is a facet of the game that we like with the aim of securing quick ball for the backs.”Leinster’s attacking game is masterminded by the former England head coach Stuart Lancaster, who was last week compared with the Ireland coach, Joe Schmidt, by Jamie Heaslip. The former Lions and Leinster No 8 cursed the fact he had had to retire through injury because he enjoyed playing the Lancaster way.Standing in Lancaster’s and Leinster’s way will be a former Ireland international, Mark McCall, Saracens’ director of rugby. One of the most innovative attacks in the game will face one of the most aggressive defences.While Saracens struggled to get out of the group stage, not least because of the injuries they accumulated, they have reached the last eight for the seventh consecutive season and have not lost a quarter-final since 2012. It may be first seeds against eighth but little separates the sides.“There is no way we will be taking anything for granted,” says Toner. “They will be a huge challenge with the talent they have. What has happened in Europe so far and Ireland winning the grand slam are all out of the window. A quarter‑final is all about the 80 minutes and we know they will come out with all guns blazing.”The sides have won the tournament five times between them. “Leinster are the top seeds and their Irish players have just come off a grand slam so they will rightly be hot favourites for this game and beyond,” says McCall. “But we do not fear playing away from home and our players relish big occasions. We are going to have to get a lot of things right and we are capable of doing that.” Share on Twitter Champions Cup Topics Since you’re here… The Anglo-Irish record in the Champions Cup this season is the reverse of two seasons ago, with the provinces recording seven victories and the Premiership recording only one, Wasps at home to Ulster in the final set of group matches. Leinster and Munster were the top two seeds while another Pro14 side, the Scarlets, beat La Rochelle in Friday’s quarter-final.However, the Leinster and Ireland second-row Devin Toner takes no encouragement from this. “The record of the Irish sides against the English in Europe this season does not matter this weekend,” he says. “We take a lot of pride in this competition and have a lot of good history in it but we are not looking at statistics. Saracens are a very good side and we know what a challenge it will be.”Two years ago Saracens won the Champions Cup a few months after England had achieved their first Six Nations grand slam for 13 years and Ireland failed to provide a quarter-finalist in Europe for the first time since 1998 and won two games; there was a feeling there had been a sea-change in the European game. Money was talking.English and French clubs had succeeded in making the Champions Cup a tournament that was run by clubs rather than unions, with participation based on merit rather than geography. The Premiership and the Top 14 in France were commercially vibrant and the then Pro12 trailed a distant third in terms of finance. Now, two weeks after Ireland defeated England at Twickenham to secure the grand slam, the talk in rugby is not of financial muscle but the ability to rest leading players throughout the season as the game becomes ever more physically demanding.England’s debrief after a Six Nations campaign in which they slipped from first to fifth concluded there were two main areas that needed addressing: the breakdown and discipline. The Pro14 allows more of a contest for possession after a tackle than the Premiership, something that has filtered into Test rugby this season to England’s discomfiture. Reuse this content Saracens, who retained the Champions Cup last season, face Leinster in Dublin on Sunday cast in the unfamiliar role of underdogs, having crawled into the last eight through the cat flap after results went for them in the final pool matches.Of the eight matches between English and Irish teams in the 2015-16 Champions Cup seven were won by Premiership sides. Leinster’s home victory over Bath proved the exception. “Anglo-French dominance is removing the shine from European rugby and don’t expect that to change,” ran one headline. But change it has. Support The Guardian Share via Email Share on WhatsApp The Observer … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Rugby union Read more Read more Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn features Relegation becomes live issue as Premiership Rugby plots next course Leinster Share on Messenger Saracenslast_img read more

No. 1 Recruit From South Carolina Chooses Gamecocks Over Clemson

first_imgGeneral view of Williams-Brice Stadium.COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Florida Gators versus South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The rivalry runs deep between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers. Recent history suggests the Tigers are in control of the series, with the past four games between the two teams being won by Clemson.Bad blood runs deep. In the last contest, set in Columbia, SC., Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after he complained that the South Carolina fans were throwing bottles and trash.Clemson went on to win that game, and move its consecutive wins streak to four.However, the Gamecocks just received the most-recent win.The No. 1 college football recruit from the state of South Carolina announced his commitment.On behalf of @ZP62019, we are happy to announce his commitment to the @UofSC! @CoachWMuschamp #SpursUp #VizorSZN pic.twitter.com/dZM03rAXZj— Vizor Carolina (@VizorSportsSC) May 25, 2018He’s headed to South Carolina, which he, naturally as a kid from South Carolina, picked over Clemson.The recruiting battles between the Gamecocks and Tigers have been tight over the years, but count this one for Will Muschamp and company.The addition of Zacchaeus Pickens vaulted the Gamecocks up to No. 7 on the 2019 recruiting rankings list, just three spots behind Clemson.last_img read more

Former Maersk CEO Becomes Unifeeders Board Chairman

first_imgzoom Pan-European feeder and shortsea operator Unifeeder has appointed Nils Smedegaard Andersen, former CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S,  as new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Andersen succeeds former Hapag-Lloyd CCO Jesper Præstensgaard who instead takes up the position as Deputy Chairman.Born in 1958, Andersen joined Maersk in 2007 when he took over as the fourth Group CEO and Partner. Up till then, he had been on the Board of Directors.He works as a professional board member and strategic adviser to e.g. Nordic Capital Funds. He currently serves as Non-Executive Director at BP plc, Non-Executive Director at Unilever as well as Chairman of the Board of the international retail group, Dansk Supermarked A/S. The position at Unifeeder is his first directorship within the logistics & shipping industry after he left A.P. Moller – Maersk.”I am excited by this opportunity. Unifeeder is a well-run company, fulfilling an important role as partner to both global liner shipping companies and industrial customers across Europe. Unifeeder has significantly expanded its network and service offering in recent years and I look forward to working with management to further strengthening Unifeeder’s market position by building closer customer relationships and developing the service offering, while considering entering into new markets, possibly through M&A,” Nils Smedegaard Andersen commented.Currently, Unifeeder has a network spanning 96 ports in Northern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean – including North Africa and the Middle East – as well as the Black Sea.In 2017, Unifeeder expects organic volume growth to exceed 10% with an even higher growth in earnings driven by economies of scale, high capacity utilization and process & IT optimization.last_img read more

UN postal agency fund transfer network to help Arab nations get connected

“Easy access to money transfers at affordable rates addresses a key need for millions of people, especially migrant workers, and the postal sector has the capacity to respond to this need,” said Edouard Dayan, Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).The decision to set up the network was taken at a conference that was held in Hammamet, Tunisia, from 4 to 6 July, which the Arab ministers had convened to discuss the role of the postal sector in narrowing the digital divide.The ministers had called upon the UPU to work closely with the Arab countries to put in place the necessary connections to link them to its International Financial System (IFS), a suite of applications which facilitates electronic fund transfers between public postal operators and even with certain banks. Currently, some 30 postal administrations both in industrialized and developing countries use IFS software.The project with Arab nations will take some time to implement, owing to the specific systems in use in the various countries, but it should be up and running in 2006.”This is an important decision, because a regional project of this kind will enable the UPU to continue building, in conjunction with its member countries, a worldwide postal network whose financial dimension reinforces its physical and electronic dimensions, lending the postal sector added legitimacy as a natural element of the information society,” Mr. Dayan said.Algeria, Djibouti, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Tunisia already use the UPU’s IFS system for electronic fund exchanges, but the network has yet to be rolled out to the rest of the Arab world. read more

Ohio State student tackled on field charged with criminal trespassing

OSU assistant strength and conditioning coach and former Buckeye linebacker Anthony Schlegel (right) assists in removing a fan attempting to rush onto the field during a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorAn Ohio State student faces criminal trespassing charges after he was tackled by assistant strength coach Anthony Schlegel — a former OSU linebacker — because he ran onto the football field during a game.Anthony James Wunder was identified as the fan who made it onto the field in the middle of a second-quarter play during Ohio State’s game against Cincinnati on Saturday. He was tackled by Schlegel near the 50-yard line, and hauled off the field by the assistant coach and event staff.An OSU directory search said 21-year-old Wunder is a mechanical engineering student at OSU.Wunder is being charged with criminal trespassing for his escapade on the field, according to the Franklin County Municipal Court website. He was taken to the Franklin County Jail but later posted bond.His first court date is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m.Wunder declined to comment Sunday afternoon. read more

Beside The Points For Monday Nov 13 2017

NBA Oh, and don’t forgetoh no I hope the poor guy is okay We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeI still can’t believe they televised itThe San Francisco 49ers beat the New York Giants 31 to 21 at home Sunday. This was a historically awful game. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it is only the third time in the Super Bowl era when two teams with only one combined win entered a game in Week 10 or later. This travesty was televised in two of America’s biggest media markets. New York is now 1-8 and San Francisco is 1-9. If anything, this hampers San Francisco’s quest for the top overall pick of the draft: Last week they were projected to finish the season with 1.6 wins, compared to the 1.5 wins projected for the Cleveland Browns and 4.0 wins projected for New York. But after Sunday, Cleveland is projected to get 1.4 wins, San Francisco is forecasted to finish with 2.4, and New York with 3.2. [ESPN]Awful challenges have a new godYesterday Chicago Bear Benny Cunningham caught a football and came quite close to the end zone with it. The refs said it was not a touchdown. Coach John Fox disagreed and challenged that call, arguing that it was indeed a touchdown. Upon review, the refs noticed that Cunningham actually fumbled the ball at the pylon and, thus, not only was the play not a touchdown, but indeed it was no longer even Bears ball, and that posession went to Green Bay. This single sequence of events reduced Chicago’s win probability by 20 percent. They’d lose 23-16. [ESPN, The Ringer]Notre Dame, outCongratulations to the University of Miami, who after routing Notre Dame now have 48 percent chance of making the college football playoff. I want to apologize to John Kelly of Jersey City, N.J. for elevating his hopes of Notre Dame’s playoff potential. That’s on me, buddy. [FiveThirtyEight]Badgers doing goodThere are 20 schools that rank among the top 50 all-time winningest schools in both men’s NCAA football and basketball. As it stands right now — comparing the harmonic mean of the basketball and football teams of those schools — the University of Wisconsin is currently the best two-sport school in the country. [FiveThirtyEight]Philadelphia has hope for the first time in city’s sporting history, let’s keep inflating thatThe Sixers look really solid. This is an absurd thing after what they’ve endured over the past several years. Through Sam Hinkie’s tenure as general manager, the 76ers plunged to a depth of Elo ratings that it’s rare to recover from, yet here we stand with a Sixers team in spitting distance of average, nay, good even. Only six teams in NBA history have pulled off such an awful nosedive and peeled out of it in a similar timely fashion. [FiveThirtyEight]U.S. Wins!Team USA has won the Four Nations cup in Tampa topping the women’s national hockey teams of Canada, Finland and Sweden with a 5-1 defeat of Canada in the final in Tampa on Sunday. This bodes very well for the team at the Olympics this winter. [USA Hockey, The Ice Garden]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number21.4 percentWith the 49ers win over the Giants, only one team in the league does not yet have a win, the Cleveland Browns. From now until week 11 through week 17, FiveThirtyEight gives the Brown’s opponents a respective 77 percent, 82 percent, 82 percent, 78 percent, 73 percent, 78 percent and 93 percent chance of beating them. Combine that and you get a 21.4 percent chance that each of the Browns opponent wins and thus Cleveland finishes 0-8. Still, that does mean that the team has an implied 78.6 percent chance of not going undefeated. The question is, how lucky does Cleveland feel? [FiveThirtyEight, Walt Hickey]Leaks from Slack: Men have some work to do College Football See more college football predictions See more NBA predictions See more NFL predictions emily:[11:24 PM]fun lil *A Tale of Two National Teams* going on with the USA W/M Ice Hockey teams. Circumstances are a lil different of course (no NCAA players called up yet, a big deal for a non-NHLer MNT), but both teams played in Four Nation Tournaments this past weekend, the WNT at the Four Nations against some big competition in Canada, Finland and Sweden. They left the champions and undefeated, beating Canada twice! The MNT played the Deutschland Cup against the not-so-big competition of Russia, Germany, and Slovakia. They left winless with a goal differential of 4-12. The WNT had a goal differential of 22-5.[11:25]I am immensely curious to see how this all pans out in PyeongChang both in performance and media coverage.Predictions NFL All newsletters read more

Baseball Ohio State brings inexperience and talent to 2019

Ohio State then-freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor in ChiefUnproven talent has the potential to either burst onto the scene or fall to the wayside.The 2019 Ohio State baseball team’s success will depend on the play of its inexperienced but talented pitching staff and veteran players. The new-look team will try to build on its 36-24 record and NCAA Tournament berth from last season.In the 2018 campaign, the Buckeyes had a plethora of experienced arms to put on the mound. Three of the team’s starters and the closer were upperclassmen. The five most-used pitchers from last season, three of which had the lowest ERAs on the team, have moved on from the program, but the openings in the rotation will give younger players the opportunity to prove themselves this season.“As a coach, I am really excited about the talent level that we’ve got with the pitching staff,” head coach Greg Beals said. “[I am] apprehensive about the fact a lot of them don’t have a track record.”Among the Buckeyes’ more battle-tested pitchers are junior Jake Vance and sophomore Griffan Smith, both of whom logged more than 30 innings pitched in 2018.Along with Smith and Vance, sophomore catcher and captain Dillon Dingler said redshirt freshman Seth Lonsway and freshman Garrett Burhenn were among the best pitchers he has ever caught and been with.“They have a lot of confidence in themselves, a lot of poise when they are on the mound, so it should be good,” Dingler said.But Beals noted that the entire load is not on the pitching staff.“We’ve got some experience in that infield,” Beals said. “We’ve got to play good defense to support that young pitching staff.” Beals said the infield will likely consist of junior first baseman Conner Pohl, senior second baseman Kobie Foppe, junior shortstop Noah West and freshman third baseman Zach Dezenzo.Foppe, who had a .335 batting average in 2018, was a key contributor to last year’s team, which posted the most runs scored in Beals’ eight-year stint with the team.But utility Noah McGowan is no longer on the roster after posting a team high .351 batting average. Outfielder Tyler Cowles, who posted a .322 batting average, has also graduated from the program.Even with the loss of such offensive weapons, junior outfielder and captain Dominic Canzone said the team is confident it can continue the offensive momentum from last season.“They were huge pieces, obviously, last year, but we have other guys that are going to step up,” Canzone said. “Then obviously, some of our leaders can produce more. Just top to bottom I feel really strong about our hitting in our lineup.” The leaders of the team will be a crucial component of developing a young team. Dingler said it will be important for the older players to make sure the younger guys remain even-keeled throughout the season.“Just sticking behind guys,” Dingler said. “Baseball is a very tedious sport. You go through a lot of lulls. Go through a lot of highs and lows. Just sticking with kids. Making sure they are not getting too high, not getting too low. Leaving them alone too. Helping them out when they need help.” Canzone emphasized the need to stick together and respond positively to adversity in order to successfully navigate the season.Supporting one another is something that Dingler feels will come easily and propel them forward throughout the season.“I think we’re really close this year,” Dingler said. “Like Dom [Canzone] said, the brotherhood is very close this year. We’re always together at the field and off the field. I feel like us having each other’s back and us bonding together will really set us apart this year.” The team’s confidence is evident in its goals for this season, viewing the previous season as a leaping-off point.“The biggest thing for us is winning regionals this year, making a super, and winning a Big Ten championship,” Canzone said.Ohio State will open the season Friday against Seton Hall in the Snowbird Baseball Classic in Port Charlotte, Florida. read more

Brexit British MPs agree strategy to block any Johnson bid for a

first_img 69 Comments “He recalled that while the EU is fully prepared for a ‘no-deal’ scenario, it will do everything it can to avoid such a situation,” the commission said in a statement outlining the call.“A ‘no-deal’ scenario will only ever be the UK’s decision, not the EU’s.”The political impasse has raised the chances of a general election and politicians of all stripes are preparing.The Brexit Party, which came first in European elections earlier this year and which advocates a no-deal Brexit, is presenting its candidates at a launch event later.The UK voted to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum but has been forced to delay its exit twice after parliament opposed a deal struck with Brussels under Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May.“Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party will do anything to try and block delivering the change that British people voted for in the referendum,” the Conservatives said in a statement.“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservatives can provide the leadership the UK needs to deliver Brexit by 31 October, whatever the circumstances,” the statement said.© – AFP 2019, with reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha https://jrnl.ie/4783473 26.08.19 Johnson short on detail on Brexit plans as diplomatic tour comes to an end at G7 Source: Jeremy Corbyn/Twitter Brexit: British MPs agree strategy to block any Johnson bid for a no-deal exit The Labour Party’s John McDonnell called Boris Johnson a danger to democracy. Earlier today, Corbyn had “productive and detailed” meetings with the opposition parties about how they would work together to block a no-deal Brexit.The Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and the Independent Group for Change released a joint-statement this afternoon expressing concern over UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s threats to use “anti-democratic means” to force through a no-deal. 40,870 Views Aug 27th 2019, 7:32 AM 22.08.19 Explainer: The British press has seized on Merkel’s ’30 days’ remark – but what did she mean by it? John McDonnell and Ian Blackford committed to continue meeting as an alternative House of Commons if Boris Johnson temporarily shuts down parliament. Share21 Tweet Email1 center_img The attendees agreed on the urgency to act together to find practical ways to prevent no deal, including the possibility of passing legislation and a vote of no confidence. Corbyn had planned to call a no-confidence vote in Johnson as soon as possible and would be ready to lead a caretaker government to delay Brexit if he wins that vote.But those plans have been put to one side as he instead prioritises legislation that would block a no-deal Brexit. The SNP’s Ian Blackford said this evening that the UK faces an “enormous challenge”.Blackford said that the parties had “laid our differences at the door, because we recognise the scale of the challenge that collectively we face. And woe betide anyone who doesn’t work in a collective fashion”. Ahead of the cross-party talks, Corbyn warned about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.Corbyn wrote in the Independent that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “cosying up to” US President Donald Trump “because a No Deal Brexit is really a Trump Deal Brexit”.The UK parliament is not due to resume until next week but anti-Brexit politicians have been discussing plans ever since Johnson came to power last month vowing to take Britain out of the EU on 31 October deal or no deal.Johnson has said he is hoping for a deal with EU leaders.Today, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker told Johnson in a phone call that the UK alone will be to blame for a no-deal Brexit.  Related Reads John McDonnell and Ian Blackford committed to continue meeting as an alternative House of Commons if Boris Johnson temporarily shuts down parliament. Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images Short URL Updated Aug 27th 2019, 7:55 PM A CROSS-PARTY MEETING of British MPs have agreed to work together to force through legislation to prevent a no-deal departure from the EU. In a display of unity, leaders and MPs from a range of parties – bar the Conservatives – came together to agree a strategy against a no-deal Brexit and to form an alternative parliament if UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson does try and prorogue parliament. During a meeting at Church House – where MPs met during WWII – shadow chancellor John McDonnell issued a warning to Johnson of the dangers of trying to pursue a no-deal Brexit against the will of parliament. “Prime ministers come and prime ministers go but I don’t think we have seen a prime minister like this who has had the potential to threaten the very nature of our democracy,” he said. Caroline Lucas of the Green Party and Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, as well as former Tory Anna Soubry, joined McDonnell to agree on a plan for the coming weeks as fears grow over Johnson’s hardline approach to Brexit. In an interview with the BBC this evening, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said an agreement had been reached to try to use legislation to prevent a no-deal Brexit, as opposed to immediately triggering a no-confidence vote in Johnson.“The motion of no confidence will be put, by me, at an appropriate time. But obviously not the first item next Tuesday because I believe it is important that we get on with a legislative process which prevents the prime minister acting in defiance of the will of parliament,” Corbyn said.  Tuesday 27 Aug 2019, 7:55 PM We must find common ground and a practical way to stop this disastrous No Deal Brexit. pic.twitter.com/0O2KnoXSdm— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 27, 2019 As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: By Dominic McGrath Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Seven options for those who use a wheelchair to get outdoors in

first_imgAmy Bounds wants to enjoy the outdoors with her family. The hitch: Her husband uses a wheelchair.The 45-year-old Vancouver woman posed this question to Clark Asks: “What outdoor activities — such as camping, hiking, swimming and exploring — are available in Clark County for people in a wheelchair?”“We haven’t done much,” Bounds said. Her husband, Jeff, is a 52-year-old Iraq war veteran in a wheelchair as a result of his service. They want to get outside with their two teenagers. They have been to Klineline Pond, a popular swimming spot north of Vancouver, but are seeking other adventures.Although most parks have been upgraded to provide restrooms and parking spots that comply with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, it takes a bit more than that to provide a truly good outdoor experience for those using wheelchairs. We talked with parks and public lands officials to create this list of seven activities in and near Clark County.• Take a hike without leaving town.Salmon Creek Greenway and Trail via the Salmon Creek Sports Association Complex, 800 N.E. 117th St., Vancouver; www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/salmon-creek-regional-parkklineline-pondThe easiest way to get to the greenway trail is through the parking lot at the ball fields, where parking is free. The 3-mile paved trail follows Salmon Creek through a meadow, wetland and woods. The trail is pretty flat, with a few gentle slopes about halfway through, and a steeper slope leading up to Northwest 36th Avenue on the west end. Even though the trail is in an urban area, it’s not uncommon to spot herons, egrets and even beavers. If you park at nearby Klineline Pond, you’ll have to pay $3 per car, but you’ll be close to wheelchair-accessible viewpoints where you can fish.last_img read more

Khan knows something must be done to save Fulham – Ranieri

first_imgFulham manager Claudio Ranieri insists the club owner Shahid Khan understands something must be done to save the club’s season.Ranieri believes both owner and manager are under no illusions that the Cottagers must be active when the transfer window reopens in January after the club suffered its 12th defeat of the season.Robert Snodgrass and Michael Antonio both scored in the opening 45 minutes as West Ham recorded a 2-0 victory at the Craven Cottage to make it 17 games without a clean sheet for Fulham and keep the London club bottom of the Premier League table with just nine points from 17 games.Fulham face a crucial festive period with games against Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town, with the club knowing they’ve to start picking up points sooner rather than later.With the transfer window opening next month, the club have been linked with a host players including Chelsea outcasts, Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater.FC Shakhtar Donetsk v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - UEFA Champions League Group FOfficial: AS Roma appoint Paulo Fonseca Taimoor Khan – June 11, 2019 AS Roma have announced the appointment of Paulo Fonseca as the club’s new manager after Claudio Ranieri’s interim sojourn comes to an end.Roma have…But Ranieri believes it’s too early to start thinking about players that may come in, and insists Khan knows what they must do something if they are to avoid relegation.He said, according to Football. London:“I think now I have these people and must continue with these people and give them all my confidence and of course continue to work hard during training.”“They understand when they make mistakes because now they think how they have to move together.”“Now is too early to speak about this. I am honest, I speak with my owner and he understands we must do something.”last_img read more

4 Delta crew members report feeling sick while on board plane at

first_imgMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Three crew members on a Delta flight had to be taken to the hospital after several people reported feeling sick on board a plane at Miami International Airport.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene at around 8:30 a.m., Thursday, after four crew members on the plane began complaining of difficulty breathing.Three of the patients were taken to the hospital.The plane was evacuated while a hazmat team searched it.It remains unclear what led the crew to feel ill.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

MSLO to Rebrand Body Soul as Whole Living

first_imgNEW YORK—To further align the magazine with its Web site and satellite radio show, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will change the name of its health and lifestyle title Body + Soul to Whole Living, the company announced Thursday at a cross-platform upfront event. The change will take effect with the magazine’s June issue.With the tagline, “Your Life in Balance,” the June issue of Whole Living will also introduce an enhanced design, broader editorial content and richer storytelling, according to vice president and editor-in-chief Alex Postman.“Since 2008, this has been the name of our Web site: WholeLiving.com,” she told attendees. “And its traffic has grown to nearly 120 percent in the past year, powered in no small part by our Whole Life Action Plan. Whole Living is also the name of our daily radio show on Sirius/XM. Capitalizing on the strength of the ‘whole living’ aspect of our brand as we continue to evolve feels appropriate. We will remain true to our core pillars and beliefs while striking a more casual tone of enjoyment…And the interplay between the magazine and the Web site will be fundamental once we finally unify all of the platforms under one name.” Postman also pointed out that the magazine has increased its readership by 200 percent over the past five years. Body + Soul saw its total circulation increase by 23.7 percent to 603,848 total paid and verified subs during the second half of 2009 compared the same period the year before, according to ABC audit statements. The title’s single copy sales, however, decreased by 5.1 percent to 74,288 copies during the same period.MSLO Readies Magazine for E-ReadersMSLO also announced that it will release a magazine entitled Boundless Beauty that will be distributed on Apple’s iPad and other digital tablets.Slated for release later this year, Boundless Beauty will feature editorial content and ads enhanced with audio, video and social networking links in a “non-linear environment.” Readers will be able to share and email the articles from Boundless Beauty, access additional resources, such as recipes, and view slideshows using touchscreen navigation.As to whether Boundless Beauty will feature original content, repurposed content, or a mix of the two, an MSLO spokesperson told FOLIO: sister title Audience Development that while the details are still being worked out, most of the content is expected to be original. The subscription price for Boundless Beauty is also undetermined at this time.last_img read more

LG gets around foldable trend with secondscreen attachment The 359 Ep509

first_img See at Turo 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). See It $299 at Amazon The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. LG gets around foldable trend with second-screen attachment (The 3:59, Ep.509) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment 1:41 Mobile Security Digital Media Read the AirPods review 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. The Cheapskate Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tags 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. 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. 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. $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 0 $210 at Best Buy Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Share your voice The Daily Charge Netflix’s price hikes are coming quick Tags $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $59 at eBay $520 at HP Sprint Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $999 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Turo DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. $155 at Google Express See It $999 See It Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Apple iPhone XS On this podcast, we talk about: LG launching a phone with a second-screen attachment.Netflix raising membership prices yet again. Apple’s Tim Cook calling for privacy regulation. Comments Your browser does not support the audio element. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice 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. 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. Best Buy Read the Rylo camera preview $999 See it 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Rylo $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. $60 at Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Privacy LG Netflix,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. 7 Read Google Home Hub review TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. Angela Lang/CNET Amazonlast_img read more

350 crore allotted for VijayawadaGudur 3rd railway line

first_imgVijayawada: The Indian Railways sanctioned funds for various development works in the SC Railway for the year 2019.The SC Railway in a press release on Wednesday gave the details of the projects and funds allocated by the Union government. The works include electrification of lines, construction of new lines, construction of bypass lines etc in two Telugu States and parts of Maharashtra. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us A sum of Rs 175 crore has been allotted for Vijayawada-Bhimavaram-Nidadavolu doubling and electrification. The doubling project was sanctioned in the year 2011-12 for a distance of 221 km at an estimated cost of Rs 1,504 crore. Section between Mandavalli-Kaikaluru and Pallevada-Akiveedu for a distance of 25 km is nearing completion. The SCR allocated Rs 200 crore for Kotipalli-Narsapur new line project. The project was sanctioned in 2000-01 for a distance of 57 km at an estimated cost of Rs 2,120 crore. The State government would bear 25 per cent of the project cost. The works which involve construction of important bridges are progressing at a brisk pace. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us A sum of Rs 2 crore was allotted for Kadapa-Bengaluru new line project. The project was sanctioned in 2008-09 for a distance of 255 km at an estimated cost of Rs 2,030 crore. Length in SCR under Andhra Pradesh Jurisdiction is 205 km and the balance in SWR under Karnataka is 50.40 km. An amount of Rs 350 crore allotted for Vijayawada-Gudur 3rd line project. The 3rd Line project was sanctioned in the year 2015-16 for a distance of 287 km at an estimated cost of Rs 3246 crore. Earthwork and bridge works are in progress. Advertise With Us A sum of Rs 280 crore was allotted for Guntur-Guntakal doubling project. The doubling project was sanctioned in 2016-17 for a distance of 443 km at an estimated cost of Rs 3,631 crore. The expenditure incurred on this project during the past 2 years is Rs 215 crore. The works under the sections between Nallapadu- Satalur and Pendekallu-Dhone at a length of 55 kilo meters is in fast progress.last_img read more