Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 8, 2017 – Nassau – Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, seated centre, received the Organizers of Celebrating Women International and Specially Invited Guests of the Board of Governors in a Courtesy Call in the Drawing Room of Government House, December 1, 2017. A Reception followed.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)
Share your voice Amazon,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. 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. 4:00 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. $210 at Best Buy Angela Lang/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Now playing: Watch this: HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. 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! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read Google Home Hub review See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $155 at Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $6 at Tidal $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tags $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay Rylo 7 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. $520 at HP Share your voice Chris Monroe/CNET 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. $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS Read the AirPods review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $999 Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 1 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. $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Amazon 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. Amazon is expanding its Denver tech hub. Amazon Amazon is opening a new office in downtown Denver and adding 400 new high-tech jobs, the company said Tuesday. This expansion of its Denver hub will more than double Amazon’s tech workforce in the area. The e-commerce giant opened an office in Boulder last fall. The new jobs will be in fields such as software and hardware engineering, cloud computing and advertising.”We’re excited to continue to grow and invest in the Denver area,” said Dave Wood, site lead for Amazon’s Denver tech hub, in a statement. “Our new office will offer our teams the convenience of a downtown location with an array of outdoor adventures just up the road.”The Denver office will be part of a network of 17 development centers across North America, in addition to the company’s main headquarters in Seattle, Washington, and its future second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. These hubs employ more than 20,000 in total, according to Amazon. In November, Amazon said it’d build two 25,000-employee campuses: one in Long Island City in New York’s Queens borough and another in Arlington. In February, Amazon canceled its plans to build the New York City campus, but said it’d continue with the Virginia location. 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). 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. See It $999 Turo See at Turo Best Buy Comment Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Sprint $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Amazon kills plans for NYC headquarters 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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See it Comments Tech Industry Boost Mobile
Microsoft’s second generation HoloLens is coming in September. James Martin/CNET Microsoft revealed its HoloLens 2 at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and now we know when we’ll be able to get our hands on it. During a speech at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, executive vice president Harry Shum revealed that its next-generation augmented reality headsets goes on sale in September, Reuters reported.The updated HoloLens is available to preorder for $3,500 (about £2,700 or AU$4,900), and comes four years after the original version. The new one is more comfortable, and has a greater field of view and better eye and hand tracking, according to CNET’s Ian Sherr and Scott Stein. In an emailed statement, Microsoft confirmed that HoloLens 2 will begin shipping later this year, but didn’t confirm that it’ll arrive in September.”We have started collecting expressions of interest for HoloLens 2 preorders and, as part of our standard practice for gathering feedback, have shared near-final prototypes with some customers, but have not announced a date for general availability,” a spokesperson wrote.First published at Aug. 29 at 2:06 a.m. PT.Updated at Aug. 30 at 3:50 a.m. PT: Adds Microsoft statement. 4:54 Comments 4 Share your voice Tags Augmented reality (AR) Microsoft Wearable Tech Microsoft HoloLens 2: A first dive into the future of… Now playing: Watch this:
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Transport contractors and officials of the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation misappropriated hundreds of tonnes of fertiliser valued around Tk 2 billion from the 2015-16 to the 2016-17 fiscal.The contractors claimed they had taken the fertiliser to the buffer warehouse of the state-run BCIC in Santahar, Naogaon, but in reality there was no such fertiliser in the warehouse nor was it taken to the farmers.BCIC looks after the production, import and distribution of fertiliser through traders across the country.In its own probe report, BCIC charged Nabir Uddin Khan, a former BCIC official who was in-charge of the buffer stock warehouse, its former accountant Masudur Rahman, and six fertiliser transportation companies, for the misappropriation of Tk 2 billion worth of fertiliser.The companies are Bulk Trade International, Nabab and Company, Poton Traders, South Delta Shipping and Trading, Rex Motors, and Gramsico Limited.A seven-member team led by BCIC director Lutfar Rahman submitted the probe report to the BCIC chairman on 31 August last.According to the report, a total of 57,936.75 metric tonnes of fertiliser existed on paper with proof of import, transportation and stock, but no fertiliser could be found in the warehouse.BCIC chairman Shah Md Aminul Haq told Prothom Alo that BCIC officials with complicity of contractors filched the fertiliser worth Tk billions.The BCIC investigation report said that Nabir Uddin Khan was the in-charge of the warehouse in March, 2016 while receiving a consignment of fertiliser from the South Delta Shipping.Masudur Rahman took the charge of the warehouse after Nabir’s retirement.When the BCIC started the investigation, Masudur said Nabir embezzled the fertiliser carried by the South Delta Shipping and Trading. However, the BCIC headquarters then paid bills of truck transportation without verifying papers.BCIC deputy director Rezaul Karim, who granted the bills, said he did not notice any flaws in the papers.The Anti-Corruption Commission is also investigating BCIC’s fertiliser misappropriation.Meanwhile, BCIC director (commercial) Abdul Hye told Prothom Alo that Nabir and Masudur had complicity with transport contractors.The contractors carried no fertiliser to the warehouse but collected most of their transport bills.Executive officer of the South Delta Shipping and Trading Moshiur Rahman told Prothom Alo, ”The complaint that has been raised against us is baseless. We handed over the fertiliser to the (BCIC) officials and collected our bills accordingly.”Owner of a contractor company, Kamrul Ashraf Khan, also MP of Narsingdi-2 constituency said, ”We have proof that we carried the fertiliser to the warehouse. The fertiliser inside the warehouse isn’t our responsibility.”BCIC director Lutfar Rahman told Prothom Alo, ”We found in our investigation that a total of 57,936.75 metric tonnes of fertiliser didn’t enter the warehouse.”Masudur’s wife told Prothom Alo that her husband did not want to talk while Nabir could not be contacted after several attempts, but he is apparently a fugitive.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossain
Rehoboth Light of the World ChurchCamp Rehoboth6707 Dogwood RoadGwynn Oak, Maryland 21207June 25- August 3Ages 5- 12, free breakfast and lunch, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. dailyFor more information: (410) 417-7592Rev. Benjamin Long, Pastor St. Paul Institutional Baptist Church2010 W. North AveBaltimore, Maryland 21217Help Me Fix my Crown, Ladies NightApril 13, 6:30 p.m.Rev. Kobi Robertson, Pastor New Psalmist Baptist Church6020 Marian DriveBaltimore, Maryland 2121543rd Pastoral Anniversary and ConcertApril 15, 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., noon, 5 p.m.Bishop Walter Thomas, Pastor Compiled by Joi Thomas, Special to the AFROApril is here and the seasons are changing. It seems like winter doesn’t want to leave, but before we know it, the weather will be warmer, and the days longer. I can’t wait for summer to come around, my favorite time of year.Many of you may be looking for summer camps and fun activities for your little ones. I have listed a few church sponsored summer camps at the bottom of this list. If your church is sponsoring a summer camp this year, please send me the information to email@example.com. If you are looking for some fun things to do within the next two weeks, there is plenty to do in our area. Check out the list below and make sure you save the dates and support the events. Israel Baptist Church1200 N. Washington StreetBaltimore, Maryland 2121340th Pastoral AnniversaryApril 22, 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 6 p.m.Rev. Dr. Harlie Wilson II, Pastor Greater Harvest Baptist Church1611 W. Saratoga St.Baltimore, Maryland 21223Punch and Paint Game and Movie Night with Lady BrownApril 27, 6:30 p.m.Rev. Brent Brown, Pastor The Kingdom Life Church presents:Praise Over Baltimore ConcertFeaturing VaShawn Mitchell, Todd Galberth, and Sharon RoshellApril 27, 6 p.m.The Modell Lyric140 W. Mount Royal AveBaltimore, Maryland 21201Rev. Michael Phillips, Pastor Triumph Community Church425 West Monument StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21201Girls-N-Pearls Women’s Empowerment EncounterApril 28, 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.Rev. Michael C. Franklin, Pastor Changing Lives Ministries of Baltimore3808 W. Forest Park AveBaltimore, Maryland 21216Women’s Live Conference 2018April 26 , 7 p.m., April 27, 7 p.m.Antoine and Shelley Burton, Pastors First Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church618 North Hammonds Ferry RoadLinthicum, Maryland 21090Women’s DayApril 22, 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.Bishop Oscar Brown, Pastor Summer Camps:Ray of Hope Baptist Church Summer Camp3000 Parkside DriveBaltimore, Maryland 21214June- JulyGrades K-6th meals included, before and aftercare availableFor more information: www.rayofhopebaptist.org/summer-campRev. Charles M. Franklin, Pastor Wayland Baptist Church3200 Garrison Blvd.Baltimore, Maryland 21216Spiritual and Health Wellness SeminarApril 21, 12 p.m.–2 p.m.Rev. Dr. Hoffman Brown, III, Pastor
Theatre lovers of the city have reasons to rejoice. Shatiya Kala Parishad, Department Of Art, Culture and Language, Government Of Delhi, have organised the Yuva Natya Samaroh 2013 under the ideology of ‘amateurs of today-masters tomorrow’.The 10 day long festival that started on February 11 will be staging plays of writers like Vijay Tendulkar, Mohan Rakesh, Surendra Sharma, Neil Simon, Avinash Chander Mishra, Bhishan Sahani, Mahakavi Bhaas. While plays like Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ashadh ka Ek Din, Kabira Khada Bazaar mein and Qaid E-Hayat is about the life of Kalidas, the Indian saint poet Kabir and Galib, the plays like Khamosh — Adalat jaari hain talks about social and family problems. Aadhe Adhoore, directed by Chander Shekhar Sharma, is a family drama which talks about values and principles governing a particular family whereas Khamosh —Adalat Jaari hain, directed by Rohit Tripathi, focuses on the patriarchal society and how the male-dominated politics tears down a woman’s life, exposing her private life to moralistic critique. The other plays that are to performed are Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBada Natakia Kaun, directed by Prakash Chander Jha, Khusar Fusar (the Hindi translation of Neil Simon’s Silence) and Pratigya Yogandhrayad, directed by Bhumikeshwar Singh.Chander Shekhar Sharma, director of Aadhe Adhoore, feels that even though the play was written so many years back, it has a contemporary feel and is as relevant today as it was back then. The male-female relationship which had been delved into intensly is true even today. Talking about the play Khamosh —Adalat jaari hain, director Rohit Tripathi calls it ‘a drama within a drama which has been portrayed in a very realistic form.’ And referring to theatre performance, he said: ‘More and more audiences are getting attracted towards theatre. So even though movies have a bigger reach, live performance will never lose its sheen’.The variety in the content of play is sure to keep the audience interested. One will get to see the use of music and lights in a totally different perspective. The festival also is a form of encouragement and motivating factor for young and aspiring artistes.‘Through the medium of play, youngsters will get to know more about their past and about the lives of famous entities. The festival also provides a huge platform for the actors as well as the director to explore their talent,’ said Bhupen Joshi, director of Asadh Ka Ek Din.Go watch.DETAILAt: Shri Ram Centre, 4 Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House On Till: 21 February Timings: 6.30 pm onwards
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 23, 2017 Register Now » 2 min read I watched the first half of the video above before having to start it over from the beginning. I needed to confirm what my eyes were seeing.Yes, that’s a computer and yes it’s plugged directly into the top of that woman’s head. Like an electrical outlet, except not.I had been paying attention to what was being said. After all, the video is about a noble project by Stanford University researchers who developed a way for people with paralysis—caused by anything from Lou Gehrig’s disease to a spinal chord injury—to be able to type and communicate. The school says the method it developed lets people do this at “the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date.”Pill-sized electrodes were placed in the subjects’ brains to record signals from the motor cortex—the region of the brain that control muscle movement. From here, things get interesting.Related: Here’s Navdy, a New Gadget That Can Make Your Old Car SmartThe researchers developed a sort of power cable that’s connected to a computer on one end and then literally plugged into the subject’s brain on the other end—right into the top of their head. Signals from the person’s motor cortex were transmitted via the cable to the computer where they were translated by algorithms into point-and-click commands.As you can see in the video, those commands guide a cursor over characters on an on-screen keyboard. Enabling people who suffer from paralysis to communicate is amazing.This is far from the only example of invasive brain-computer interfaces developed over the years. Regardless, seeing a person with what appears to be an electrical outlet on their skull is pretty far out there.Related: You’ll Never Guess What This Fire-Spitting Drone Is Used ForSee? That’s an older example of another type of brain-computer interface, one that’s designed to help people see. Wild, isn’t it?
Family vacations in tropical destinations with Sunwing & Ocean Hotels Friday, July 26, 2019 TORONTO — With picturesque beachfront locations across Mexico and the D.R., spacious accommodations and entertainment for all ages, Ocean Hotels offers vacationers unforgettable family getaways in paradise, says Sunwing.Sunwing clients can upgrade their stay to the Privilege level for a luxurious Caribbean experience with additional amenities and services and dining options for all tastes. Ideal for family vacations, Ocean Hotels “provides guests with beautiful properties to make lifelong memories”, says the company.Families can also vacation better at Ocean Hotels with Sunwing’s convenient direct flights to Cancun from 22 gateways across Canada and to Punta Cana from 25 gateways.FUN IN THE SUN FOR EVERYONEThere’s never a dull moment for families staying at Ocean Riviera Paradise in Riviera Maya, with a complete entertainment program for the whole family to enjoy.Nestled on a beautiful white-sand beach, vacationers can soak up the sun, build sandcastles or play a fun game of beach volleyball before exploring the turquoise waters with available non-motorized water sports like snorkelling and kayaking ($). Mini-vacationers will love exploring the on-site water playground or spending the day at the supervised Daisy club with fun activities and games while parents hit the links at the nearby golf course or try their luck at the casino.More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksWELL-APPOINTED ACCOMMODATION & ADDED AMENITIESFamilies staying at Ocean Blue & Sand in Punta Cana can expect spacious, well-appointed accommodations with sweeping views of the lush resort grounds or the sparkling pool. Vacationers can upgrade their room category to the Privilege level for an even more comfortable stay with exclusive amenities and services.Clients can get their vacation started right away with private check-in and have their luggage brought to their room and unpacked by the provided Butler Service. Those looking for some active fun can spend the day scaling a climbing wall, hitting targets at the archery range or taking advantage of the non-motorized water sports before unwinding in their comfortable suite.DELICIOUS DINING OPTIONS FOR ALL TASTESOcean Coral & Turquesa in Riviera Maya offers guests a range of delicious cuisines so even the pickiest vacationers can find something that they love. Sample some of the local flavours at Hacienda Los Girasoles or enjoy dinner and a show at Sensai, a Teppanyaki-style restaurant. Travel back to the 1950s at the Route 66 diner serving American classics, sample some delicious Caribbean flavours at Villa Marina and indulge your sweet tooth at La Petite Creperie by the sparkling pool. Mini-vacationers can build up an appetite at the new water playground, while parents can relax with a refreshing cocktail.More news: Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalFamilies that upgrade to Privilege level accommodations can enjoy a gourmet dining experience at the exclusive Privilege Restaurant with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea or take advantage of the 24-hour à la carte room service and special Privilege menu.THE SUNWING ADVANTAGETravellers can Vacation Better at Ocean Hotels when they book their tropical getaway with Sunwing. Vacationers can look forward to Sunwing’s convenient direct flights to Cancun from 22 gateways across Canada and to Punta Cana from 25 gateways with award-winning inflight service on board Sunwing Airlines.For more details see SunwingAgents.ca or Sunwing.ca. Travelweek Group Posted by Share Tags: Family Vacations, Ocean Hotels, Sunwing << Previous PostNext Post >>