The Society for Heart Failure and Transplantation (SfHFT) hosted the midterm meeting to focus on experiencing an unparalleled fest of knowledge and skill enhancement. The theme of the meeting was Primary Graft Dysfunction after Heart Transplantation. The event witnessed an exhilarating scientific program to provide the most imperative information and was customised especially through didactic lectures by the most renowned cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists and cardiac anesthesiologists from all over the country. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainStar highlight of the program was the cases discussed by most experienced faculty in the management of primary graft dysfunction (PGD). Dr Yugal K Mishra, Head – Cardiac Sciences and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Manipal Hospital, Dwarka, New Delhi, addressed the audience. The event was also marked by the presence of the eminent Nobel Laureate Dr Kailash Satyarthiji, Indian children’s rights activist and Founder – Bachpan Bachao Andolan and the Guest of Honour gracing the occasion was Dr Vasanti Ramesh, Director, National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO). Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardCreating increasing awareness of the growing national burden of heart diseases and the urgent requirement of heart transplants in these patients, the Key Opinion Leaders drew attention on the demand of the current patients registered and the supply of the organ. The speakers also addressed the urgent need for donors and endeavored to bust a few myths, create more awareness on why donors should step forward, think beyond religion, customs, and social bindings to contribute and be a part of this noble cause which can help save innumerable lives. The event witnessed discussions on the entire spectrum of Primary Graft Dysfunction from Epidemiology of PGD, Risk factors, BioMarkers of PGD, clinical findings of PGD to Novel techniques of Graft preservation, Role of donor management after the heart transplant. The cases represented the highlights of the conference and doctors demonstrated several factors that cause PGD and the management of the outcome. Dr Yugal K Mishra, Head – Cardiac Sciences and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Manipal Hospital said, “This is a devastating complication that occurs in the immediate postoperative period following heart transplantation. It manifests as severe ventricular dysfunction of the donor graft and carries significant mortality and morbidity. Over the past decade or so, developments and upgrades in pharmacological treatment and mechanical circulatory support that are devices that support the heart when not working at its best, have improved the outcomes for patients undergoing heart transplants and develop this complication.” Research, however, reveals that PGD still remains a challenge as it is still a leading cause of death in the post-operative stages of a month or so. Eminent Noble Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi said, “Medical Professionals represent hope and therefore, humanity, divinity for the patient. 2, 50, 000 children in India are born with heart diseases and a mere 5% are able to afford treatment for their condition. I request and urge the doctors, cardiologists, and surgeons to see solutions of giving these poor children a reason to live.”
Kiev: Ukrainians voted on Sunday in the second round of the country’s presidential election, with incumbent leader Petro Poroshenko seeking re-election, while TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is making his foray into mainstream politics for the first time. Polling stations opened 8 a.m. and will close 12 hours later, the BBC reported. Sunday’s election comes after the two candidates on Friday appeared at Kiev’s Olympic stadium to debate for the first time. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Zelensky, 41, who is best known for starring in a political satirical drama called “Servant of the People” where he plays a teacher who accidentally becomes the Ukrainian President, won the first round on March 31 with more than 30 per cent of the vote, almost double what Poroshenko got when he finished in second place with 15.95 per cent. With no previous political experience, Zelensky’s campaign has focused on his difference to others rather than on any concrete policy ideas. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls The 53-year-old incumbent president, one of Ukraine’s wealthiest oligarchs, was elected in a snap vote after former pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was toppled in the February 2014 Maidan Revolution, which was followed by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and insurgency in eastern Ukraine. The next President will inherit a deadlocked conflict between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists in the east, while Ukraine strives to fulfil EU requirements for closer economic ties. The EU has said that about 12 per cent of Ukraine’s 44 million people are disenfranchised, largely those who live in Russia and in Crimea.
Ross Mountain left the Iraqi capital yesterday after completing his assessment of the country’s major humanitarian and reconstruction issues, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters today in New York. Mr. Mountain held talks with UN national staff in Baghdad, as well as the leadership of the Iraqi Governing Council and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). He also met with L. Paul Bremer, the United States’ Civil Administrator in Iraq, and his British deputy, Sir Jeremy Greenstock.The envoy is now in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to attend a conference where the International Reconstruction Facility for Iraq will be launched. The forum aims to allow governments to help rebuild Iraq’s economy and infrastructure through projects administered by UN agencies and the World Bank.
Oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated as a preventative measure ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac. As a result there has been a rising price for oil and a four month high for wholesale gasoline, Monday. About a quarter of all U.S. oil production and eight per cent of natural gas output from the Gulf of Mexico has been halted. The Louisiana offshore oil port, the single largest entry point for crude coming into the U.S., will be shut-down. Refineries on the gulf coast are also curtailing production as a preventative measure. The market is also being affected by the world’s second biggest refinery, located in Venezuela which has been closed after an explosion at two storage facilities which killed at least 39 workers. Crude oil futures have climbed above $97 dollars per barrel which is close to a three month high. Wholesale refined gasoline is up nearly four per cent at a four month high, $3.20 per gallon. Oil and gas rigs evacuated in the U.S. Gulf Coast ahead of Isaac by News Staff Posted Aug 27, 2012 7:42 am MDT business|gas|gulf of mexico|Isaac|market|oil|tropical storm|United States AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) scores a touchdown during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWith the score 24-10 near the end of the second quarter, and with Maryland holding all the momentum, redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee stepped in front of a pass by redshirt-senior quarterback C.J. Brown and put a stop to the Terps’ run.Then almost gave it back. Lee fumbled his interception near the Maryland goal line before it was recovered by a fellow Buckeye — freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan — at the Terrapin one-yard line. Co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said the McMillan recovery was a product of effort, not chance. “It’s not by accident. Those things are made to happen. It’s just like it’s not by accident that somehow No. 5 just comes up with the ball a couple of times,” Fickell said after the game. “He is always around the football. Those are things that I am not saying we taught, but they don’t happen by accident.”Later in the game, McMillan forced a turnover of his own as he picked off a deflected pass from Maryland’s backup quarterback, junior Caleb Rowe, in the fourth quarter and returned it 19 yards for an OSU score. McMillan said the play was the result of good teamwork on defense.“It’s one of the best feelings in the world,” he said postgame. “My teammates helped me out by tipping the ball and I just took advantage of the moment.”While Rowe was not under too much pressure on that particular throw, McMillan added that the play of the defensive line is what helped him have a big game.“We have one of the best, if not the best, defensive line in the nation,” he said. “It really helps the linebackers out. It really clears stuff up for us.”Fickell added that the pressure the defensive line put on the Maryland quarterbacks is something he believes the Buckeyes are improving at every week. “I think that’s the thing you are starting to see from us. We are a little bit further along now that we’ve got some multiplicity to what we do,” Fickell said. “We can give those guys an opportunity to get pressure and pin their ears back and do some things.”A week after giving up 352 yards passing without forcing a turnover against Cincinnati, the Buckeyes held the Terrapins to 310 total yards and forced four turnovers — all of which were interceptions. Fickell said the entire defense deserves credit for the more impressive display, but added that the secondary looked better against Maryland.“It all works together. I think that is the biggest thing,” he said. “When things break down, when you are not playing sound (defense) — that’s the thing that is going to glare at us. Things are going really, really well but then all of a sudden something big happens. There’s a lot of things to really, really build on.”One thing the Buckeyes seemed to need to work on was secondary play in the red zone, as two pass interference calls in the end zone eventually led to Terrapin touchdowns.Coach Urban Meyer said following the game that as he and his coaching staff get more confident in the defense, it will allow them to play more aggressively.“We are going to be more aggressive on defense with tighter coverage,” Meyer said. “There’s somewhat of a risk that we need to continue to work on with the isolated man-to-man coverage, but there’s also more opportunity to step in front of the ball like we did today.”With a more successful performance against the Terrapins, Lee said the defense is continuing to build toward a completed product and added that its ultimate goal can be described in one word.“Dominate. Dominate any way we can. That has been our goal really from the start of the season, but we knew it was going to be a slow process,” Lee said. “We got to dominate and we have to start to dominate on a constant basis. We are going to continue to work on that.”If the defense continues to improve, Lee said Buckeye fans will be proud of the finished product.“We are getting a lot better. And we are going to continue to get better,” Lee said. “That’s what gets us going is that we can always get better, and I know that the end result is going to be scary, so just wait on it.”The Buckeyes are scheduled for a bye week before taking on Rutgers on Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.
Today is the sacred day of Friday and the entire nation is praying for her health. I pray to Allah that He bestows her with good health very soon.Bajwa said two foreign doctors were being consulted, but that for the moment no decision had been made on sending her abroad for further treatment.Schools opened with prayers for Malala this morning, and special prayers will be offered after Friday weekly prayers at mosques, officials said.Malala won international prominence after highlighting Taliban atrocities in Swat with a blog for the BBC three years ago, when the Islamist militants burned girls’ schools and terrorised the valley before the army intervened.Read: Pakistan medics remove bullet from shot child activist> Malala’s condition is satisfactory, praise be to God, but the next 24 to 36 hours are critical,. THE NEXT 24 to 36 hours will be critical for a Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, the military said today, calling on the nation to pray for her recovery.The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who campaigned for the right to an education, has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than $100,000 for the capture of her attackers.She is being treated at the country’s top military hospital in the city of Rawalpindi, where she is still on a ventilator.CriticalMilitary spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told a media briefing:
ALL-IRELAND HURLING winning manager Davy Fitzgerald will continue in his role with Clare for an additional three years.The legendary goalkeeper, contracted for another year with his county, had opted to stay quiet and think about his own future in the immediate aftermath of Clare’s comprehensive SHC final replay victory over Cork last month.This evening, The Banner can rest easy with the Sixmilebridge man now in place until 2017 for the next step with his young team.Clare GAA tweeted the news this evening after a meeting with the county board which also brought the ratification of Colm Collins (father of Podge and Sean) along with as senior football manager as replacement for Mick O’Dwyer. Collins’ fellow ex-senior footballer Ger Keane will stay on as selector.Shane Curran, Brendan Bugler, a zipline and a reference to Die HardIs the Clare hurling championship set to be deferred?
https://jrnl.ie/4607591 By Stephen McDermott 35 Comments THE POLICE SERVICE of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has recovered two ATMs after they were stolen from a supermarket in Ballymena, Co Antrim overnight.Officers were alerted to the theft at the supermarket on the Larne Link Road at around 3am this morning.A nearby police patrol responded and saw the ATMs being driven away from the area on the back of a pick-up vehicle.They followed and subsequently found the vehicle carrying the machines abandoned on the Woodside Road.However, the tractor and digger used to remove the cash machines were set alight at supermarket.Speaking about the recovery of the machines today, Detective Chief Inspector David Henderson said the ATMs would be examined for forensic evidence.“On this occasion the quick response of the police patrol was able to force the thieves to abandon their vehicles and the ATMs and they have fled empty-handed,” he said.“It is likely that the digger and tractor involved were stolen however no reports of such machinery being stolen have been received as yet.”Henderson also said an increased amount of resources had been made available to tackling ATM thefts, but said they could not police every ATM location all the time.“We really need the public to help us and report anything suspicious, as a number of people did in Ballymena this morning,” he added.Ten cash machines have already been stolen in Northern Ireland this year, with two more stolen in Kells, Co Meath last week.Earlier this week, gardaí recovered the two ATMs which are suspected to have been stolen in Kells near the Monaghan-Meath border. 43,613 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Share Tweet Email1 Apr 26th 2019, 8:22 AM ATM thieves flee ’empty-handed’ as police foil cash machine robbery after spotting raiders An attempt was made to steal two machines in Co Antrim overnight. Friday 26 Apr 2019, 8:22 AM Image: Shutterstock/Dasha Petrenko Image: Shutterstock/Dasha Petrenko
In October 1944, the Germans summoned Mayor Karrer and demanded a list of the Jews and their addresses. Karrer was told he would pay with his life if he did not return with the list.The next day he and the bishop handed the Germans two sheets of paper; the first a letter from Bishop Chrysostomos to the German High Command in Berlin, insisting that the Jews of Zakynthos would not be handed over.Then, in further act of courage they presented the second sheet of paper, purportedly giving the names of the island’s Jews. “Here are your Jews,” said the bishop. “If you choose to deport the Jews of Zakynthos, you must also take me and I will share their fate.”But the sheet of paper contained just two names: Chrysostomos Demetriou and Loukas Karrer. Baffled by their response, the German commander sent the documents to Berlin, requesting instructions. The act of defiance worked. The order to deport the Jews of Zakynthos was revoked and not one of them perished.After the war, in recognition of their saviours, Zakynthos’ Jewish community donated stained glass for the windows of the Church of Saint Dionysios on the island. In 1978 Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Israel honoured Chrysostomos and Karrer with the title of ‘Righteous among the Nations’, an honour given to non-Jews who, at great personal risk, saved Jews during the Holocaust.The remarkable tale of Mayor Karrer and Bishop Chrysostomos has only received recognition in Australia recently.John Koutsis, secretary of the Zakynthian Association of Sydney and NSW, told Neos Kosmos the story came to light in early research for an exhibition being developed by the association. “We discovered it in 2014 when we began curating an exhibition on Zakynthos’ history. “One of our team was aware of a TV documentary called The Song of Life on the subject, and eventually we got a copy of the program. “It’s a good example of what Christ taught us: to love your neighbour. It is a story about philotimo and anthropia.”Song of Life will be screened on 20 March at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Rose Bay. The actions of Zakynthians in WWII were remembered this week in an impassioned address to the Zakynthian Association of Sydney and NSW by Vic Alhadeff, chief executive of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.“It is people such as Loukas Karrer and Chrysostomos Demetriou who enable us to keep our faith in humanity alive.”Mr Alhadeff addressed more than 300 Australian descendants of the island, saluting them for their “inspirational courage and the humanity of their people”.As a guest of the association, Mr Alhadeff, whose own family traces its heritage to Rhodes, said he was honoured to be invited to present the story of how the Jewish community on Zakynthos was saved from annihilation during the Second World War by fellow Zakynthians,Mr Alhadeff related the story of how in 1943 and 1944 Zakynthos’ mayor, Loukas Karrer, alongside Bishop Chrysostomos Demetriou, defied the German occupation forces’ request to round up the island’s Jews for deportation. Mr Alhadeff’s relationship to the story is deeply poignant – 151 members of the Alhadeff family, including Mr Alhadeff’s grandparents, perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.“In a world with so much prejudice and bigotry, it is people such as Loukas Karrer and Chrysostomos Demetriou who enable us to keep our faith in humanity alive,” said Mr Alhadeff.For five centuries Zakynthos had been home to a small Jewish community who blended seamlessly with the rest of the island’s population. In October 1943 German forces arrived with orders to round up the Jews and submit them to the same fate as millions of others of their religion. But the mayor and Bishop Chrysostomos had other plans. The bishop declared he would follow the example of Archbishop Demaskinos of Athens, who had publicly stated: “I spoke to the Lord and made up my mind to save as many Jewish souls as possible.” Mayor Karrer warned the Jewish community that danger was imminent and all 275 were given refuge in villagers’ homes throughout the island.(L-R) Bishop Chrysostomos Demetriou and Mayor Loukas Karrer. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
After Marie Tilley’s husband died in 2001, she started coming to the Firstenburg Community Center’s senior lounge and eating lunch at Meals on Wheels People’s dining room.“This has given me an outlet,” she said. “My group is my family.”The last meal served Friday at the center’s congregate dining room was pizza, salad and cake. Tilley said she’ll continue visiting the community center’s senior lounge to do puzzle and games with her friends, but she’ll just go home afterwards instead of going to lunch.Meals on Wheels People said closing its operations at Firstenburg was a financial decision. Not enough people were visiting the dining room to justify the cost. It cost $317,751 annually to run Meals on Wheels operations at Firstenburg. Meals served at the center have decreased 13 percent over the last two years.On average, about 140 meals were delivered out of that location, and 14 to 15 clients dined there each weekday. More people than normal showed up for the final meal.“I come here for the interaction with people,” Yochanon Snook said. “I was a professional cook for 20 years. There’s nothing they do back there that I haven’t done.”
Updated: 7:39 PM June 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom It’s National Pollinator Week 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) – Did you know it’s National Pollinator Week?Bees are an important part of the pollination process and Candace VanderHoff joined KUSI to show us how to create a bee sanctuary.To learn more visit: www.solobee.comhttps://www.facebook.com/solobeeshelter/ KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 20, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter
A Portland woman was injured when her Lexus was struck from behind on Highway 500 on Wednesday afternoon — the second rear-end crash of the day.At 1:35 p.m., Rolando Martinez, 22, of Woodland was eastbound on the highway in his Toyota pickup and took the exit to Andresen Road, where his pickup rear-ended a Lexus G47 that was stopped for traffic, according to the Washington State Patrol.The driver of the Lexus, Terri Tyler, 49, of Portland was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after the crash. She was treated and released. Martinez was not injured.State Patrol troopers said inattention caused the crash. Martinez was cited for following too closely.
The median increase to base salaries for FTSE 100 chief executive officers in 2016-2017 is 2%, according to research by Fit Remuneration Consultants.Its FTSE 100 directors’ remuneration report, which is based on data collected from FTSE 100 organisations’ annual reports and accounts with a year end up to and including 31 December 2016, also found that the median salary for a chief executive officer at a FTSE 100 organisation is £855,000 for 2016-17, compared to £850,000 in 2015-2016.The median base salary for chief financial officers increased by 2.5% from £533,000 in 2015-2016 to £544,000 in 2016-2017.The research also found that 32% of chief executive officers in the FTSE 100 did not receive a base salary increase, compared to 23% of chief financial officers.Median annual bonuses for FTSE 100 chief executive officers decreased from £1,093,000 in 2015 to £1,057,000 in 2016. The median target annual bonus, which is a percentage of annual base salary, for chief executive officers at FTSE 100 organisations increased to £848,000 in 2016-2017 from £829,000 in 2015-2016.Median single figure total remuneration, which includes salary, taxable benefits, pension, annual bonus paid, long-term incentive plan vestings, and any other form of remuneration received during the year, was £3,543,000 for FTSE 100 chief executive officers in 2016, compared to £4,404,000 in 2015. For chief executives with a service of three years or more, this figure fell from £4,539,000 in 2015 to £3,737,000 in 2016 on a median basis.The median value of long-term incentive plans vested to chief executive officers at FTSE 100 organisations fell from £2,074,000 in 2015 to £1,578,000 in 2016.John Lee (pictured), managing partner at Fit Remuneration Consultants, said: “2016-2017 has been a busy year for remuneration committees, institutional investors and proxy guidance services as 63% of the FTSE 100 have been required to put their remuneration policy to vote during the 2017 [annual general meeting] season. Despite much discussion on alternative models of pay, we continue to see much homogeny in pay structure across the FTSE 100. A significant number of [organisations] considered changing their structures but, following feedback from shareholders during the consultation process, decided not to proceed.“This has resulted in 95% of [organisations] operating a standard long-term performance share plan arrangement. However, pressure to comply with shareholder friendly features such as five years until the full release of shares under long-term incentive arrangements, 200% share ownership guidelines and bonus deferral has resulted in 62% of new policies incorporating all three of these, increasing the percentage of the FTSE 100 which incorporate all three features from 29% to 44%.”
$261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $210 at Best Buy $60 at Best Buy Best Buy 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. 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). Post a comment 7 $6 at Tidal Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See It See it Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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 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. Gaming Digital Media Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 4:42 Sarah Tew/CNET 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. See at Turo 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. Apple iPhone XS 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. Now playing: Watch this: $155 at Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Angela Lang/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET 0 $299 at Amazon Read the AirPods review Tags See It 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. Comments $999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sprint Turo See It Read the Rylo camera preview 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. 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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. Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. Rylo $59 at eBay Chris Monroe/CNET Amazon $999 Boost Mobile Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Walmart,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. 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New Delhi: A former senior official in India’s external intelligence agency, the Research and Analyses Wing (R&AW), has said that the use of terror will remain a part of Pakistan’s foreign policy even if it warps its policies. In an article published by The Telegraph, Anand Arni, a former special secretary, R&AW said: “For the moment, there is little to pin our hopes on any change in Pakistani policy. Its use of terror as a part of its foreign policy has been successful even if it warps its policies.” Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “It cannot rectify as it simply does not know how to dismount. It will, thus, continue to use terror as part of its foreign policy until the world comes up with something more comprehensive and punitive. It is a game of deception and, unfortunately, they have become good at it”, he said while adding that hope is not policy and especially not when the Pakistani Deep State is the policy subject. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Pakistan has been on FATF’s grey list twice before (2008 to 2010 and 2012 to 2015) but is trying to avoid being blacklisted by convincing the world about its anti-terrorism actions. As Islamabad is making all possible efforts to avoid blacklisting by the FATF, its narrative in dealing with terror groups is highly questionable. “They have a good reason to make it look like they are cautiously reforming. They are desperately short of funds and did not want the US to block the IMF loan that was being negotiated,” Arni said in his article. Advertise With Us Even though Pakistan wants the world to believe that it is acting earnestly against LeT, much remains murky about what has been done, principally about the cadres – have they been rebranded or moved to other jihadi outfits? Arni said: “The LeT is highly trained with special forces capabilities and it’s no easy matter to disarm and demobilise them. Anything that impacts on the LeT would need to be calibrated and carefully done for the Pakistan Army as it is in no position to take on such a highly trained and motivated force in an urban war in Punjab, its heartland.” “Actually, this practice of morphing jihadi groups has long been an ISI practice, not so much with the LeT, but with other groups. The LeT has been largely free from this due to their discipline and ideological considerations – they belong to the Ahl-e-Hadith (Salafi) school and cannot easily transition elsewhere. The Ahl-e-Hadith account for only 4-5 per cent of Pakistani Sunnis,” said the former intelligence officer. He claimed that terror outfits are aggressively operating from Pakistani soil and some of them have found an alliance in neighbouring Afghanistan. Arni said that this time it appears that Hafiz Saeed-led JuD has begun to morph and what is worrisome is that it has now gravitated to, or at least has begun calling itself, ISIS. He added: “Recently, a Pakistan-based correspondent for The Diplomat claimed that, in May, ‘militants affiliated with the Islamic State and LeJ were arrested in Dera Ghazi Khan and Sialkot. IS cells affiliated with Kashmir-bound Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) have been busted in Punjab in the past.’ All three, the LeT/JuD, the LeJ (Lashkar e Jhangvi) and the ISIS are Salafist.” The former intelligence official believes that the world would face consequences if Pakistan failed to act against these terror groups. He added: “It could be bad news for the world if Pakistan does not figure out what to do with the LeT cadres. Otherwise, it is entirely possible that they could pose a problem to the world by outsourcing their skills to the highest bidder.” “Some three years ago, a LeT explosive expert was arrested in France and the possibility of the presence (or involvement) of former LeT cadres in incidents in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or even South-East Asia cannot be ruled out,” Arni concluded.
Tandur: DCC President Rammohan Reddy, former MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy and former minister G Prasad Kumar demanded that local MLA Rohit Reddy should resign as he defected to ruling TRS party. They visited the ‘Deeksha’ organised by the town wing of the party on Tuesday.Speaking on the occasion, they said Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s attempts to dissipate opposition by merging Congress into TRS, is like murdering democracy. “Only northern Telangana will benefit from Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Southern part of the state is being neglected. The Chevella-Pranahitha project is kept in back burner on the name of redesigning,” they said. They also questioned how the CM sanctions Rs 10 lakh for each family of Chintamadaka village. TDP Yalal mandal president Hanmanthu extended his solidarity to the protest. Later, they gave lemon juice to the leaders on fast to end the deeksha. Constituency in-charge of the party Ramesh Maharaj, Peddemul ZPTC Dhara Singh, Uttamchand, Janardhan Reddy, Sardar, Md Ali, Syed Shukur, Ravi and others were present.
WhatsApp is by far the best cross-platform instant messaging application and serves more than a billion users across the world, making it the largest app in its category. The ease of use, multitude of features, ad-free experience and availability across all platforms makes it the number one choice for smartphone and tablet users.While WhatsApp has been available on Android and iOS platforms for years now, iPad users were not considered lucky to use the app on Apple tablets. Those who own an iPad understand the pain of not being able to use the most popular messaging application in the world, but that could soon change.WABetaInfo spotted WhatsApp for iOS v2.19.40 with references for WhatsApp for iPad. The report reveals that WhatsApp is in advanced stages of releasing the app for iPads, which crushes previous rumours indicating a WhatsApp web client instead of an individual app. Apple iPad ProKVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaOnce WhatsApp for iPad officially arrives, it will share the interface with its iPhone counterpart, only bigger and with the ease of using redesigned split screen and landscape mode support. Even the app settings can be navigated in the new split screen view. This will be a major overhaul and welcoming news for millions of iPad users who have requested official support for several years.WhatsApp for iPad will also support audio and video calls, WhatsApp Stickers, and support for Touch ID and Face ID depending on the model of the iPad. WhatsApp recently started supporting Touch ID and Face ID authentication, adding an extra layer for protection to users on iOS-powered devices. WhatsApp for iPads coming soonKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty ImagesBut WhatsApp is yet to reveal the release date for its iPad version of the app. WhatsApp for iPad is still under development, but the WABetaInfo is assuming the beta release is expected to take place within weeks followed by public rollout upon successful testing.WhatsApp is constantly rolling out new features to improve the user experience. Users recently got the option to block frequently forwarded messages, decline group invites and more. In the wake of Lok Sabha elections, WhatsApp introduced features like a hotline to curb fake news and also started a campaign to fight fake news spread. Close WhatsApp gets new India region head
The quota reform activists stage demonstration on Dhaka University campus on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloQuota protesters on Tuesday iterated their demand for issuance of gazette notification confirming abolition of the reservation system in civil service, a day after a government committee recommended zero quota in class I and II public sector jobs.The quota reform activists staged the demonstration on Dhaka University campus where ruling party-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men held a rally.The BCL leaders and activists welcomed the latest recommendations from the secretary-level committee formed to review the quota system in government jobs.The quota reform committee on Monday recommended the abolition of the quota system from 9th to 13th grades (class I and class II) of the government jobs.Hours later, the quota movement leaders cautiously welcomed the move but said they would continue their demonstration until concrete steps are taken. An announcement was made in parliament in April for cancellation of the quota system, following a nationwide student demonstration with the demand for reforms in quota system.On Tuesday, the activists from both quota reform movement and BCL were chanting slogans in front of the Central Library of the university. There was no report of violence, however.The quota reform leaders said they still have three points of demands – issuance of gazette notification in line with their 5-point charter of demands, justice for the attacks on the quota reform leaders and withdrawal of all cases filed against them.They said their supporters were simultaneously holding the demonstration at universities and colleges across the country.“We’ve been observing peaceful programme since 17 February for our 5-point demand. But, our leaders came under heinous attacks in the past,” said Bin Yamin, joint convenor of the quota reform platform — Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad.”We’re now continuing our programme focussing on three points of demands and this movement will continue until the demands are met.”
US president Donald Trump speaks to the press after signing a bill for border funding legislation in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on 1 July. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump warned Monday that Iran is “playing with fire” after Tehran said it exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.Israel urged European states to sanction Iran, while Russia voiced regret but said the move was a consequence of US pressure, which has pushed the deal towards collapse.Britain called on Tehran “to avoid any further steps away” from the landmark deal, and the UN said Iran must stick to its commitments under the accord.”Iran has crossed the 300-kilogram limit based on its plan” announced in May, foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told semi-official news agency ISNA.But he also said the move could be reversed.”They know what they’re doing. They know what they’re playing with and I think they’re playing with fire,” Trump told reporters at the White House when asked about Iran.The United States withdrew from the nuclear deal last year and hit Iran’s crucial oil exports and financial transactions as well as other sectors with biting sanctions.Tehran, which has sought to pressure the remaining parties to save the deal, announced on May 8 it would no longer respect the limit set on its enriched uranium and heavy water stockpiles.It threatened to abandon further nuclear commitments unless the remaining partners — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — helped it circumvent sanctions, especially to sell its oil.The White House had earlier said that “the United States and its allies will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons,” vowing to continue exerting “maximum pressure” on the regime.”It was a mistake under the Iran nuclear deal to allow Iran to enrich uranium at any level,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.One mustn’t dramatiseZarif insisted Iran had done nothing wrong. “We have NOT violated the #JCPOA,” he tweeted, referring to the deal.He said Iran would “reverse” its decision “as soon as E3 abide by their obligations” — referring to the European parties to the deal: Britain, France and Germany.Zarif’s American counterpart Mike Pompeo accused Iran of using its nuclear program “to extort the international community and threaten regional security.”The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Iran had exceeded the limit that the deal imposed on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium (LEU).A diplomat in Vienna, where the UN’s nuclear watchdog is based, told AFP that Iran had exceeded the 300 kilogram (661 pound) limit by two kilograms.Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said Iran’s move was a cause for “regret” but also “a natural consequence of recent events” and a result of the “unprecedented pressure” from the US.”One mustn’t dramatize the situation,” Ryabkov, whose country is a close ally of Tehran, said in comments reported by Russian news agencies.Britain’s foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Twitter that London was “deeply worried” and urged Iran to “come back to compliance” with the nuclear deal.UN chief Antonio Guterres said it was “essential” that Iran stick to the deal.Europe’s efforts not enoughIsraeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged European countries to impose sanctions on his country’s arch-foe Iran.Trump spoke with French president Emmanuel Macron on Monday about Iran’s breach of the nuclear deal limit, the White House said.The US president expressed hope in an interview broadcast Monday — which was taped prior to Iran’s announcement on the uranium limit — that Tehran will come to the negotiating table.”Hopefully, at some point, they’ll come back and they’ll say, ‘We’re going to make a deal.’ Let’s see what happens,” Trump told Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”The European Union said Friday after a crisis meeting aimed at salvaging the deal that a special payment mechanism set up to help Iran skirt the sanctions, known as INSTEX, was finally “operational” and that the first transactions were being processed.But “the Europeans’ efforts were not enough, therefore Iran will go ahead with its announced measures,” Zarif said.INSTEX, which “is just the beginning” of their commitments, has not yet been fully implemented, he added.The 2015 deal saw Iran commit to never acquiring an atomic bomb, accept drastic limits on its nuclear program and submit to IAEA inspections in exchange for a partial lifting of crippling international sanctions.Iran has also threatened to start enriching uranium above the agreed maximum purification level of 3.67 per cent from 7 July. That remains far short of the 90 per cent purity required to build a weapon.The latest tensions coincide with a buildup of US forces in the Gulf and a series of incidents including Iran’s shooting down of a US drone it claimed had entered its airspace.
By AFRO StaffThe American Federation of Teachers on July 10 affirmed the results of the Baltimore Teachers Union’s May elections. The decision officially ushers in middle school teacher Diamonté Brown as head of the organization that leads the city’s 7,000 educators.“The highest number of Baltimore Teachers Union members in 20 years participated in our internal elections on May 15th [and it was a powerful affirmation of our union as a democratic organization,” Brown said in a statement following the AFT decision.“Now, we will work together to advance member’s interests,” she added. “I am grateful that this decision lets us put our attention where it deserves to be: fighting for equity and resources, and promoting teacher and [paraprofessional] voices.”Diamonte Brown, a middle school teacher has been officially named the new president of the Baltimore TeachersUnion. (Courtesy Photo) Brown bested longtime incumbent Marietta English in a close but clear vote of 901-839 during the union’s internal elections May 15.However, both sides challenged the integrity of the elections—allegations of improper campaign practices and voter suppression being among the concerns.“Several of our members and leaders in Baltimore have reached out expressing concerns about what has transpired since the local election for the BTU president and executive board was held last week,” Randi Weingarten said via press release May 24.