Canadian Normandy veteran awarded Frances highest decoration for service

first_imgHALIFAX – Fred Turnbull was only 19 when his landing craft approached the beaches of Normandy as part of the greatest amphibious assault in military history.Now 92, Turnbull, who was a Royal Canadian Navy bowman-gunner, said he still vividly remembers the confusion of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.“From the air it must have looked like a mix-up of landing craft going in all directions,” the retired banker said, moments after receiving France’s highest decoration, the Legion of Honour, at a ceremony Friday at Canadian Forces Base Halifax.“And I think probably the worst thing was the noise. The noise was terrible because we had our own battleships firing in and the Germans firing out.”Born in Montreal, Turnbull was just 17 when he joined the navy in the summer of 1942. Serving aboard landing craft, he took part in several Allied operations including landings in Sicily, Normandy, southern France and Greece.His job was to drop the ramp of the landing craft and then jump over the bow to help steady it with a rope as the soldiers it carried disembarked and headed ashore.It was a dangerous job with little protection from enemy snipers, mortars, aircraft and minefields. Turnbull said there was little time to be afraid.“You just have a job to do and you do it,” he said. “That’s where the training comes in. You train so much, everything’s automatic.”Turnbull was presented with his medal by Laurence Monmayrant, France’s consul general for the Atlantic provinces. He is one of over 600 Canadian veterans who have been awarded the five-armed cross created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802.“You are a living page of the history of my home country,” said Monmayrant. “Your contribution to its liberation needed to be recognized.”Monmayrant later said that meeting Turnbull and bestowing him with the award was a special honour for her.“I come from Normandy and from a very early age we are told of the role of the soldiers who came from the U.S., from Canada … who came to the rescue of France and Europe,” she said.Turnbull said he was proud to receive the honour, which he dedicated to his comrades in arms.“I never thought that this would happen,” he told a gathering of family, friends and military dignitaries.“But I’d like to say this is on behalf of all the landing craft crews.”Turnbull recorded his wartime memories in a diary, which at the time was forbidden by Allied authorities. The diaries eventually formed the basis of a book that was published in 2007 entitled “The Invasion Diaries.”He said he hid the diary in his hammock and recorded his thoughts often a week to 10 days after certain events had unfolded.“But then in the early 80s the government said all those who have diaries can deposit them in the national archives and get a tax benefit, so everything changed,” Turnbull chuckled.After the war, Turnbull studied history and economics at McGill University and eventually worked for Montreal Trust, retiring as an assistant vice president in 1989.“I got into business and you sort of forget day-to-day what went on,” he said. “Life goes on.”last_img read more

Stars Help amfAR Raise Over 35 Million At Hong Kong Gala

first_imgCharlize Theron, Naomi Campbell, Jackie Chan, Charli XCX, Mark Ronson, CL, and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole were among those who gathered at the third annual amfAR Gala Hong Kong at Shaw Studios to honor Pansy Ho for her commitment to the fight against AIDS.Jackie Chan at amfAR Gala Hong KongCredit/Copyright: amfARThe event, presented by Harry Winston and AMTD Group, raised over $3.5 million for amfAR’s life-saving AIDS research programs.Other guests in attendance included Park Seo Joon, Ahn Jae-hyun, Rosamund Kwan, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Josie Ho, Budi Tek, Sir David Tang, Timmy Xu, Lorraine Schwartz, Gu Youming, Gaile Lok, Myolie Wu, Kimbee Chan, Michelle Cheng, Yvette Yung, Charles Ho, Kent Ho, Emily Lam Ho, Allan Zeman, Chairmaine Zeman, Fernando Botero, Marines Botero, Maisy Ho, Sabrina Ho, Chairmaine Ho, Claudine Ying, Winnie Chiu, Josephine Chiu, Harris Chan, Tina Leung, BryanBoy, Yi Zhou, Faye Tsui, Myolie Wu, Alex Lam, Lelia Chow, Tina Leung, Ricky Kwok, Calvin Choi, Zou Tao, Jean-Marc Lacave, Achille Boroli, and René Koneberg among others.Charlize Theron at amfAR Hong Kong GalaCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesNaomi Campbell opened the evening by welcoming guests and introducing amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, who thanked event sponsors and spoke about amfAR’s TREAT Asia program and the organization’s Countdown to a Cure initiative, which is dedicated to finding the scientific basis of a cure for AIDS by 2020.Cole then introduced Honorary Chair Charlize Theron, who stressed the challenges of HIV and urged focused efforts on “the communities that are most vulnerable, that are most in need of prevention, education, and support.” She ended by thanking all guests, describing their attendance as “a symbol of generous support and commitment to bringing this epidemic to an end in our lifetime, to removing it as a threat to our children and to future generations.”Sir David Tang introduced the amfAR Award of Courage to his friend, businesswoman and philanthropist Pansy Ho, describing her commitment to giving back as “nothing short of admirable” and recognizing her efforts for the past three years in supporting the amfAR Gala Hong Kong. In her remarks, Ms. Ho dedicated her gratitude to all who have supported the amfAR Gala Hong Kong and invited everyone to keep working together towards finding a cure on behalf of the 37 million people around the world who are living with HIV/AIDS.The evening also featured spectacular live performances. Grammy-nominated British pop sensation Charli XCX ended the evening with a set of her top hits Boom Clap, Fancy, and I Don’t Care that brought the crowd to their feet.Five-time Grammy Award-winning musician Mark Ronson then kicked off the after-party with a DJ set that kept guests dancing until the morning.K-Pop superstar CL (Lee Chae-rin) also took the stage during the program to perform her debut American singles, Lifted and Hello Bitches.Guests enjoyed bidding on exclusive items during the live auction, conducted by Simon de Pury and Shally Lin. Highlights included:· Jackie Chan surprised guests and auctioned an opportunity for one lucky guest to appear in his upcoming film with Sylvester Stallone and to attend the movie’s premiere in Beijing. This once-in-a-lifetime role sold for the highest amount of the evening, $300,000.· Charlize Theron offered an opportunity for two to attend the New York City premiere of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in the epic Fast and the Furious franchise, along with tickets to the VIP after-party following the screening and a suite at The Peninsula New York, which sold twice for a total of $200,000.· An Andy Warhol print of amfAR Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, titled Liz, 1964, sold for $130,000. · A seven-night stay for twelve people at Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic Palm Springs home, originally built for beloved entertainer Dinah Shore and neighbored by homes to stars such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, Liberace, Elvis Presley, and amfAR’s Founding International Chairman Elizabeth Taylor, sold for $100,000.· Moët & Chandon offered, for the first time ever in Asia Pacific, the opportunity for a guest to purchase theirvery own Moët & Chandon vending machine, which holds 315 Moët & Chandon mini bottles and sold for $80,000.· Herb Ritts’ 1986 photograph of Madonna, which became the cover of her third studio album True Blue and was later named one of Billboard’s 50 Greatest Album Covers of All Time, sold for $55,000 to Ms. Pansy Ho.· Isla Flouo Mossi, a work by American artist Donna Huanca, and Under Heaven-3309CF0162, a work by Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen, both sold for $130,000 each.Charlize Theron served as the event’s Honorary Chair. Naomi Campbell, amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, Michelle Rodriguez, Michelle Yeoh, Nayla Hayek, Daisy Ho, Vin Roberti, Budi Tek, Yvette Yung, and amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby served as Event Chairs. Event Co-Chairs included Achille Boroli, Guy Bradley, Harris Chan, Angelica Cheung, Winnie Chiu, Calvin Choi, Josie Ho, Louise Hung, Miky Kambara, René Koneberg, Jean-Marc Lacave, Su Mang, Dee Poon, and Oscar Wang. Vice Chairs of the event included Frank Cancelloni, Zou Tao, and Teras Young.Harry Winston and AMTD Group served as the event’s Presenting Sponsors. Audi Hong Kong and Moët Hennessy were the Signature Sponsors. HANXI was the Associate Sponsor. The Upper House was the event’s Hospitality Partner. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR. amfAR Gala Hong Kong was produced by Andrew Boose/AAB Productions and Josh Wood/Josh Wood Productions.In 2001, amfAR launched TREAT Asia, a cooperative network of clinics, hospitals, and research institutions working together with civil society to ensure the safe and effective delivery of HIV/AIDS treatments across Asia and the Pacific. TREAT Asia now encompasses 20 adult and 16 pediatric clinical sites across the region.last_img read more

Will The Browns Ever Win A Game

This has been a pretty great year for Cleveland sports, particularly if you consider how miserable things had been over the previous five decades or so. In June, the Cavs staged an incredible comeback to win the NBA championship, and the Indians came within a game of winning the World Series in November. The only team that hasn’t joined the party by the Cuyahoga River is the Browns — because of course they haven’t. In fact, Cleveland’s football team might be headed for a very different kind of history if it can’t get its act together over the next month and a half.At 0-11, the Browns are the worst team in the NFL according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings, which estimate a team’s quality at any given moment. According to ESPN’s expected points metric, they have the league’s seventh-worst offense, the eighth-worst special teams, and the NFL’s worst defense by a mile. Even by the standards of a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since George W. Bush’s first term as president, this particular edition of the Browns has been notably terrible. The best they can hope for now is to avoid joining the small, ignominious club of teams who went an entire season without a win.Going back to the beginning of the NFL-AFL era in 1960, only three teams have played a full schedule1So, excluding the strike-shortened 1982 season, in which the Baltimore Colts went 0-8-1. without winning a single game: The 1960 Dallas Cowboys (who went 0-11-1, tying the Giants in the season’s penultimate game), the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who went 0-14 in their debut season) and the 2008 Detroit Lions (who are currently the only team to ever go 0-16). Right now, our Elo model gives the 2016 Browns roughly a 32 percent probability of joining that group (31 percent for 0-16, plus a tiny chance of going winless with one or more ties).2Based on 100,000 simulations of the remainder of the schedule. 14Cincinnati27.2 And even if Cleveland does end up going 0-16, it should probably be spared the last-place ranking in the pecking order of winless squads. Among the set of simulations where they didn’t win a game, the Browns finished with a better end-of-season Elo rating than the 1976 Buccaneers every single time (those Bucs had the worst full-season Elo of any team in NFL history) and were rated better than the 1960 Cowboys 94 percent of the time. Then again, there’s less than a 1-in-15,000 chance that a winless Browns team finishes with a better Elo than the winless 2008 Lions, and that team is often considered the reigning worst team ever. There will be little to mitigate Cleveland’s disgrace if the team loses its next five games.But that’s still relatively unlikely. Since 1960, 13 other teams have lost all of their first 11 games, and all but three of them have found a way to avoid the humiliation of a winless campaign. Now comes Cleveland’s chance to do the same.Jay Boice contributed research.Check out our latest NFL predictions. 17Pittsburgh12.9 Upcoming Browns games To suffer a winless season, it takes a special combination of poor talent and horrible luck. In their 0-16 season, the Lions had the point differential of a roughly 3-win team, but they also had the misfortune of going 0-5 in games decided by 8 points or fewer, situations in which history tells us even bad teams can usually squeak out a few victories by chance alone. For their part, the Browns have the point differential of a 2-9 team and a better scoring margin through 11 games (-141) than the 2008 Lions (-153), 1960 Cowboys (-183) or 1976 Bucs (-195) did. 16San Diego32.9 12N.Y. Giants24.8% WEEKOPPONENTWIN PROBABILITY Average pregame win probability from Elo simulations.Source: 15Buffalo11.3 read more

Cantona Mourinho is not the right man for Man Utd

first_imgManchester United legend Eric Cantona believes Jose Mourinho’s “no fun” style is wrong for the club and its supportersThe under-fire Portuguese coach has won just six of his 14 games this season with United down in 8th-place in the Premier League table.And Cantona feels that a part of United’s problems are down to Mourinho’s lack of creativity and adds that the former Chelsea coach is just simply not suited for the club.“I love Jose,” said Cantona on Belfast Telegraph.“He is a great manager who has won so many things, and he will win more, maybe even this season, maybe the Champions League.“But he is not the right man for Manchester United, a great club that will always be great. They will win things, I know they will.“But the way they play? Not good. The manager has them playing the wrong way for the fans. No fun, no creativity.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“United teams should play in a joyful way, with enjoyment and excitement. I want to see players free to express themselves, to try to win games instead of being sent out not to lose.“I like Mourinho. He has a good personality but not for United.”The 52-year-old Frenchman feels that United should follow in the footsteps of Real Madrid and Barcelona by appointing one of their own old boys to manage the club.“It has worked for many clubs – Zidane at Real Madrid, Guardiola at Barcelona, Antonio Conte at Juventus, all were successful managers at clubs where they starred as players,” continued Cantona.“United, too, should give a chance to an ex-player – Ryan Giggs or Paul Scholes.“All these players come in, knowing the identity and soul of their clubs, the same with Giggs and Scholes with United, and they also learned so much under Sir Alex Ferguson.”Former Real president Ramon Calderon claimed on Tuesday that his old club wants to bring Mourinho back to the Santiago Bernabeu.last_img read more

Lukaku opens up on the positive vibes in Uniteds squad

first_imgRomelu Lukaku revealed that Manchester United players are enjoying the happy atmosphere in training since the exit of Jose Mourinho.The Belgian forward may not be having more game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he admitted the positive vibes in the squad has been a key factor to their success.“It’s different, a lot more positive,” he told Canal+.“People are smiling. At the moment everything is going well, and we have to continue like this. We’re enjoying it.”Lukaku further claimed everyone is getting back to their best again after a difficult start to the campaign, with the improved form of Pogba and Rashford a testimony to the assertion.“We tell him at training, Paul is happy, and then he laughs,” Lukaku disclosed via FourFourTwo.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“At the moment, everyone is playing at their level. That’s what’s good. Paul, Marcus (Rashford), even myself when I play, I try to bring something to the team, Anthony (Martial). The competitive mindset is returning in every player.“You see it at training when we do mini games, 6 vs 6, 8 vs 8, you can see the players are wanting to prove themselves to the manager because they want to take their chance, but the most important remains the team. That’s what’s going to help us to return where we belong.”Up next for Manchester United is a tricky tie against relegation-threatened Fulham on Saturday.Lukaku: “This competitive spirit is coming back out of each player, it has already started in training when we play small-sided matches, 6 vs 6, 8 vs 8, you can see it the players want to prove themselves to the manager.” #MUFC #GGMU— (@UnitedRedscom) February 4, 2019last_img read more

Elacs Carina speaker shaping up to be designer Andrew Jones next hit

first_imgElac Speaker designer Andrew Jones has unveiled his latest Elac series and it is the first to incorporate the company’s iconic “Jet” folded tweeter. And based on my time with it, for such a small design it had a big, big sound.The Carina series is the step-up from the excellent Uni-Fi range and consists of three products: the BS243.4 bookshelf ($1,200), the FS247.4 floorstander ($2,400) and the CC241.4 center channel ($TBC).Jones is best known for his three-way concentric designs and told me that it was a challenge to try incorporating a tweeter he hadn’t worked with before in a simpler two-way speaker (treble and mid/bass).All of the speakers are based on 5.25-inch aluminum drivers and Jones told me he sourced a different folded tweeter from the one the company typically uses to keep costs down. The BS243.4 bookshelf features a bass reflex located on the bottom of the speaker and this in combination with the tweeter achieves a frequency range of 46Hz to 30kHz.Ears-oncarina Ty Pendlebury/CNET Jones treated me to a demo of the still-in-development speaker, and despite the change from a dome tweeter to the Jet, the design unmistakably bore his signature sound. It had an ultra-wide sound stage that enveloped the room with just a slight forwardness in the upper mids, though without harshness or brightness. For a small speaker with a 5.25-inch driver, the bass was impressively deep and punchy.When Andrew first demonstrated the Uni-Fi speaker at CES 2016, the song that blew me away was Rage Against The Machine’s Killing in the Name Of. Played through the Carina, I got a similar case of the chills. The opening chunk-chunk-chunks sounded compact in a way I hadn’t heard before, and this made the transition to Zack de la Rocha’s “killing in the name of” and the band’s all-in onslaught all the more surprising and goose bump inducing. The speakers aren’t yet done, and as music played I could almost hear his brain working on the changes he wants to make. As the Carinas are now though, they look good, sound like a Jones design and the price is reasonable for a high-end speaker. Look out for the Carina range in mid-2019. 27 Photos Share your voice CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Comments CES 2019 Speakers 3 Tags Best new headphones of CES 2019 CES Productslast_img read more

Google Assistant is making a run for Alexa The 359 Ep 516

first_img 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. $299 at Amazon 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. 5:21 Share your voice 0 Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher The Cheapskate Apple iPhone XS Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It CNET On this podcast, we talk about:Google’s ambitions to teach its Assistant more sophisticated tricks. Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor, two podcasting companies. Apple’s retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, announces departure. Google Assistant Alexa Google Spotify,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. $59 at eBay 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. Turo Share your voice See it Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. 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. Google Assistant is making a run for Alexa (The 3:59, Ep. 516) Rylo 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. $60 at Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $210 at Best Buy Chris Monroe/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $6 at Tidal 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $155 at Google Express See at Turo Read Google Home Hub review Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review $999 See at Amazon 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). DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Now playing: Watch this: $999 $999 Tags 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. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Comments Angela Lang/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Best Buy The Daily Charge Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Google Assistant is making a run for Alexa (The 3:59,… Sprint Post a comment Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Audio Smart Speakers & Displays Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It 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. See It Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET 7 $520 at HP Tags Read DJI Osmo Action preview Your browser does not support the audio element. Amazonlast_img read more

Kendall Jenner goes braless for Keeping Up With The Kardashians taping Photos

first_imgKendall Jenner was recently spotted with a giant hickey after partying with Anwar Hadid at Fashion Week in Paris.Sean Zanni/Getty ImagesKendall Jenner was spotted in a green tank top heading for a taping of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The reality star went bra free and looked casual in her ensemble.Kendall Jenner accessorized her look with oversized jeans, sneakers and a Louis Vuitton purse. She was joined by Scott Disick. The sighting comes on the heels of Kendall signing with oral care brand Moon. The model has been using her social media to promote the brand. She posted shots of herself in undress to promote Moon.The reality TV show shot the Kardashian family to fame and seems to be the flagship business of the family. It has been previously reported that Kendall can charge upwards of $500,000 per social post to her 108 million followers, her price is jacked up when promoting ‘pharmaceutical products or something that you’re going to drink, ingest, or put on your body,’ according to momager Kris Jenner.  Kendall JennerGetty ImagesThe reality star may be taking a page from her sister Kylie’s playbook branching into oral care. Kylie Jenner did make a huge chunk of her fortune thanks to the profits from her lip-kits. Starting with Kim Kardashian who has many business ventures including a highly profitable mobile game that earned her a pretty penny, to Kourtney and Khloe who apart from their television appearance, have quite a few social media businesses as well.Kendall Jenner is one of the most successful and highly paid models in the world, and she has to thank her Kardashian fame for at least a part of her success. You can check out the pics here:last_img read more

Robust Conversations Sparked Across Generation Lines at Howard Gun Symposium

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterIt maybe wasn’t the sort of place you’d expect heated debate. But during “Triggered: The Power of Guns, Law & Politics” the third annual C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. Symposium at Howard University School of Law, audience and panelists alike argued firmly their beliefs and asked hard questions during the event.This conversation, formerly known as the Ferguson Lecture, was established in part ot honor the legacy of Clarence Clyde Ferguson Jr., former Dean of Howard University School of Law and alum (LL.B cum Laude, 1951).Panelists at “Triggered: The Power of Guns, Law & Politics,” part of the third annual C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. Symposium at Howard University School of Law.  (Photo by George Kevin Jordan)It was presented by the Howard University School of Law, Human & Civil Rights Law Review. The topics were important. “This year, our Lecture addresses the critical issue of gun violence in America. From police brutality, suicide and mass shootings, gun violence impact the daily lives of people throughout the country. Gun laws and legislation play a pivotal role in both the perception and the impact of guns in our society,” wrote Elijah B. Porter II Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.The event was jam packed with two panels, one dealing with high school shootings, and the other on health and public safety issues that gun violence causes. The keynote address was delivered by Congresswoman Robin Kelly, representing the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. Noted hip-hop artist Rah Digga also moderated a panel.Definitions of the types of gun violence vary, but the impact is devastating no matter how you look at the issue.The Washington Post created a data that tracked about 1,148 deaths due to mass shootings from 1966 until January 2019. That’s 161 shootings in which four or more people are killed. Of those killed 189 were children and teenagers, the report stated.When you take in the larger issue of gun related deaths, the numbers skyrocket.  According to the there were 14,645 deaths related to gun violence in 2018 alone.Aalayah Eastmond, a teen student activist and panelist at the event, participated because she wanted to keep the conversations around gun violence going in all spaces. During the panel she held her own on many topics including mass shootings, racism, bullying and even about the idea of giving teachers guns.At one point Eastmond said, “I barely trust people with my grades, I’m not going to trust them with guns.”  She went on to urge policy makers to provide teachers with more resources and supplies rather than weapons.Eastmond is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, the same school where a gunman killed 17 students and staff. She has continued her mission of speaking out against gun violence at several rallies, and sees the work that needs to be done with talking about these issues.“It’s important we have these conversation in our schools and communities anywhere possible because it’s not happening enough,” Eastmond said. “People are still talking about Parkland and Columbine but no one is talking about Chicago and Detroit.”Eastmond has toured extensively and knows firsthand how conversations about gun violence differ depending on location and demographics.“When you go into predominantly White areas to talk about gun violence they don’t really understand how prevalent it is in our communities,” Eastmond said. “They only see what they see on the news and that’s mass shooting.”“And when they do show shootings in urban communities its ‘he’s a monster.’ I always have to break it down to them, that in our communities it’s systematic.”Harold McDougall, a panelist during the event and author and professor, was excited by the enthusiasm of panelists and the audience alike.“I don’t think anybody was prepared for how powerful this conversation was,” MacDougall said. “But this is Howard’s brand. They are invested in social justice.”Amos Jackson, a senior at Howard University, studying Political Science and African-American Studies, was on the panel. He urged people to not just think of the individual when thinking about gun violence and how to address these issues.“If people have never experienced it’s one thing to say ‘oh it’s not that big of a deal,” Jackson said. “We have to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. How would you want this to be debated and legislated if we remove ourselves from the situation and look at the greater society as a whole.”last_img read more

Light as a Feather TeenThriller Series Renewed for Season 2 at Hulu

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The series is based on the popular Wattpad story “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” by Zoe Aarsen, which currently has 3.9 million reads on the user-generated stories platform. The three books in Aarsen’s “Light as a Feather” series have a combined total of 5.7 million reads. Wattpad surfaced Aarsen’s story as a potential entertainment property after it gained 1 million reads in under six months. It’s among of the top 25 most-read stories in the “paranormal” category on Wattpad.center_img Hulu has renewed teen thriller “Light as a Feather” from Viacom’s Awesomeness for a 16-episode second season.Creator R. Lee Fleming Jr. will return as showrunner, writer and executive producer. Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm and Brianne Tju will reprise their roles.In “Light as a Feather,” an innocent game of “light as a feather, stiff as a board” goes wrong when the five teen girls who played start dying off in exactly way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own. McKenna (Liberato) finds herself fighting against a ticking clock compelling her to play along.“Light as a Feather” is produced by Awesomeness, Wattpad and Grammnet for Hulu. The 10-episode first season debuted Oct. 12 on Hulu.last_img read more

The magic carpet ride

first_imgThe expo concluded on 21 October after four days of heavy business and much excitement.308 Exhibitors from different parts of the country participated in this export oriented fair where 300 buyers from 57 countries registered their attendance. The fair was also attended by more than 250 buying representatives.Though it is difficult to quantify the exact business generated in the fair but in accordance with the feedback given by the participants it is estimated that fair has generated business of over Rs. 500 to Rs. 550 Crores. The expo proves to be benificial especially for small traders with less resources to display their work. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Indian Handmade Carpet Industry is an age old exportoriented and highly labour intensive and has enormous potential for growth.Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC expressed that this event will be beneficial to the medium and small exporters who can’t afford to display their products in overseas exhibitions on the one hand and on the other hand show the capability of India in producing and supplying quality products in time.Umesh Kumar Gupta, Sr. Member of COA, CEPC mentioned that in the current recessionary trend the presence of 300 Overseas Buyers from all over the world in India Carpet Expo establishes the status of India Carpet Expo and demand of Indian products in the international market.Chairman, CEPC, Umesh Kumar Gupta, Senior Member of COA along with other members of the COA, CEPC given their heartfeltcongratulations to Shiv Kumar Gupta, Executive Director-cum-Secretary, CEPC and his team for their strenuous work to make the fair a grand success.last_img read more

Baruipur Court grants conditional bail to Arabul

first_imgKolkata: The Baruipur Court on Monday granted conditional bail to Trinamool Congress leader of Bhangar Arabul Islam. He was arrested on May 11, three days before the Panchayat polls in Bengal, in connection with the murder of a supporter of an independent candidate in the area.Arabul has been granted bail 72 days after his arrest. However, he will not be able to enter the jurisdiction of Bhangar and Kashipur policestation area, as per conditions imposed by the court. He was arrested on charges of murder of one Hafizul Mollah, while the latter was campaigning in support of an independent candidate. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who had directed the police to arrest Arabul, as soon as allegations of the latter’s involvement in the murder surfaced.Interestingly, Mollah’s wife Sabira Bibi had submitted an affidavit at the Baruipur Court some days ago, stating that Arabul was not involved in the murder of her husband.The counsel appearing for Arabul prayed before thecourt for bail, citing theaffidavit. The judge granted himconditional bail against the payment of a personal bond of Rs 20,000. Islam, however, did not appear before the court due to illness.Arabul had won the Bhangar 2 Panchayat Samiti seat, though he was in police custody on May 14, when the Panchayat polls were held.It may be mentioned that Arabul had always claimed his innocence in the entire event and had said that he was not present in the spot when the incident took place.last_img read more

State to compensate families of postpoll violence victims

first_imgKolkata: The state government will give compensation to the next of kin of those who died in post-poll violence, including two BJP supporters, announced Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday.While addressing the gathering in Hare School ground in connection to the reinstallation of the statue of Vidyasagar which was vandalised at Vidyasagar College, she said: “It is most unfortunate that 10 people have died in post poll-violence, of which 8 are Trinamool Congress supporters while 2 belong to BJP. I do not support violence.” Banerjee instructed Chief Secretary Malay De to take necessary action in this connection. However, the amount of compensation that would be paid has not been announced yet. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee said: “When the Left Front government was defeated after 34 years, we did not pull down statues nor was there any post-poll violence.” She alleged that in Sandeshkhali, BJP workers had killed the Trinamool Congress supporter first. Later, two other persons had been killed. “The police are conducting an inquiry and the report is awaited.” Banerjee said eight supporters of Trinamool Congress have been killed in incidents of post-poll violence. “Even on Tuesday, a Trinamool supporter has been killed in Galsi. What is going on?” she said. Banerjee refuted the statement of Governor K N Tripathi that 12 persons have been killed in post-poll violence. “I respect the Governor but the figure he has quoted is not true.” The Governor met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Home minister Amit Shah on Monday in Delhi and submitted a report to Shah.last_img read more

Viacom International Media Networks VIMN has pro

first_imgViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted Jesper Dahl to general manager, vice-president for VIMN in the Nordics.Jesper DahlDahl, who first joined Viacom in 2005, is due to take up his new role on October 1, reporting to James Currell, President of VIMN in the UK, Northern and Eastern Europe.He replaces Andrea Sahlgren, who is leaving Viacom after 12 years to take a post at Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), MTG’s newly separated entertainment and studios business.“With OTT penetration at an all-time high in the Nordics, we’re at a very exciting phase in the evolution of content consumption,” said Dahl.“The delivery of strong content and innovative solutions that meet the needs of both our partners and consumers is more important now than ever, and I’m looking forward to driving forward our ambitions in the SVOD space and further strengthening Viacom’s go-to-market offering.”Dahl most recently worked as VIMN’s vice president of content distribution and sales, where he was focused on strategic growth and distribution opportunities in the Nordics, including the launch of streaming service Paramount+.Currell said: “I’m delighted that Jesper is set to take the helm for us in this important market and that we have such breadth of talent to draw on from within Viacom, following Andrea’s departure, who leaves the business in great shape.”last_img read more

The Knights were founded in 1990 to help give disa

first_imgThe Knights were founded in 1990 to help give disabled people the opportunity to get involved in team sport. Jason originally came to coach a single session but 18 years later he’s still volunteering at the club and his list of responsibilities has grown to include Head Coach, Club Chairman, fundraising organiser and ever-reliable taxi driver.The club now has over 50 players from across the North of Ireland taking part with ages ranging from as young as seven right up to players in their forties. Head Coach Jason and The Knights travel across the UK and further afield to compete in various wheelchair basketball leagues, with a recent success story being local star, James McSorley, who last year won an under-23 world championship with the GB Wheelchair Basketball Team. CATHAL DELEADerryDUFFY RAFFERTY COMMUNICATIONS LTDGET READY FOR THE BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH!The Big SurpriseThe Harlem GlobetrottersThe Knights Wheelchair Basketball TeamTHE NATIONAL LOTTERYUTV/ITV news ShareTweet BIG SURPRISE: Head Coach Jason Kennedy (centre) and members of Co. Antrim based, Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club meet the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. Jason met the globetrotters, his favourite team, as part of The National Lottery’s ‘Big Surprise’.THE National Lottery’s ‘Big Surprise’ – which honours individuals who have made a real difference with the help of National Lottery funding – will this weekend (14 July) make a dream come true for Derry man Jason Kennedy, Head Coach and Chairman of the Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club.The ‘Big Surprise’ is a 90-second weekly slot during the ad break of Saturday night primetime UTV/ITV shows – meaning local hero, Jason, is set to get national recognition with around 5 million people expected to tune in across the ITV network. For Jason’s ‘Big Surprise’, The National Lottery arranged for him to meet his favourite team, The Harlem Globetrotters, at a recent game at the Bournemouth International Centre. Jason enjoyed a special meet and greet with the team who presented him with a signed ball and even asked him to do the honorary ‘tip off’ at the beginning of the game. The National Lottery filmed the heart-warming results.Fellow Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club member, Neil Carlisle, believes that no one deserved ‘The Big Surprise’ more than Jason.BIG SURPRISE: Head Coach Jason Kennedy (centre) and members of Co. Antrim based, Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club meet the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. Jason met the globetrotters, his favourite team, as part of The National Lottery’s ‘Big Surprise’.“Jason has continually been a great coach and mentor to our junior players and senior players alike and I really can think of no one better suited than him,” said Neil.Jason was more than taken back with his ‘Big Surprise’, and said, “It’s been fantastic, I wasn’t expecting this whatsoever – it’s been completely out of the blue. I was just coming here to watch the game and it’s just been such as surprise and really nice as well.”His ‘Big Surprise’ will air at 7.58pm during the ad break on UTV and is the third of 17 short films which will be shown throughout the year, during ITV’s primetime Saturday night TV schedule, that will celebrate and showcase National Lottery funded heroes across the UK. The all-important Saturday night Lotto results will also continue to be delivered during the weekly slot.The Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club was awarded over £29,000 of National Lottery funding to help them provide opportunities for disabled people to get involved in team sport and continue to promote a healthy lifestyle for disabled people and encourage more social inclusion.The Knights have around 20 volunteers who give up their own time to support the club and help out at weekly training sessions at their two main training venues at Antrim Forum Sports Centre in Antrim and The Hammer Youth Centre in Belfast. Since the very first draw in November 1994, The National Lottery has funded over 24,000 projects across Northern Ireland which has amounted to around £327 million of funding. SLAM DUNK: Jason Kennedy, Head Coach and Chairman of Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club gives the honorary ‘tip off’ at the beginning of a recent Harlem Globetrotters game. Jason met the globetrotters, his favourite team, as part of The National Lottery’s ‘Big Surprise’ which honours individuals who made a real difference with the help of National Lottery funding. ‘The Big Surprise’ is the continuation of the return of The National Lottery results to primetime TV through a commercial partnership with ITV (from 14 April 2018), and follows the success of ‘Race to the Numbers’ where members of the public were given the chance to win £10,000 at National Lottery funded venues across the UK.For more information on National Lottery funding please visit: more information on Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club please visit:‘Big Surprise’ for Derry National Lottery Funded Hero Jason Kennedy was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

The male who had his face covered with a scarf

first_img“The male, who had his face covered with a scarf, threatened the staff member and made off with a sum of money and a quantity of cigarettes from the scene towards the Beechwood Street area. “The female staff member was left badly shaken but not injured.“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives in Strand Road on 101, quoting reference number 2019 21/06/19. “Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.” ShareTweet Knife-wielding thug robs female shop worker of cash and cigarettes in Derry was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: BEECHWOOD STREETDC StinsonDerryelmwood terraceKnife-wielding thug robs female shop worker of cash and cigarettes in DerryPolicePSNI DETECTIVES in Derry are appealing for information following a report of an armed robbery last night by a male armed with a knife.It happened at a business premise in the Elmwood Terrace area of the city on Friday, June 21.Detective Constable Stinson said: “Shortly after 10pm, it was reported that as a female staff member was closing the shop for the evening she was approached by an unknown male wearing dark clothing and armed with a knife.last_img read more