Fez- Female runners from around Morocco will head to the capital of Rabat this weekend to participate in the 7th edition of the Women’s Victory Race. The 7-kilometer race will begin at the Avenue of Victory in Rabat and take runners on a course around the city.The theme of this year’s race, “Sport is good citizenship,” encourages young women to become involved in their communities and become active citizens through sporting activities. The annual race is organized by the women’s association called Women, Achievements and Values, founded by Moroccan athlete Nezha Bidouane.“Civility is the basis of this serene and peaceful life we all seek, and it belongs to all to work in this direction. It is in everyone’s future, ” Nezha Bidouane, president of the Women, Achievements and Values association, said at a press conference in Rabat earlier this week. The running event aims to raise the awareness of Moroccan women about the importance of sport as a tool for social inclusion and professional development. “It is only in good citizenship and collective intelligence that we can live peacefully and enjoy life, ” Bidouane said. The event seeks to motivate girls and women to take part in the national sports movement and contribute to the development of women’s sports in Morocco.The race has seen an increase in the number of participants every year since the initial event in 2005. More than 20,000 women reportedly took part in last year’s race.The course is open to women of all athletic levels; participants can choose to run, walk or alternate running and walking depending on their physical means. The event will take place this Sunday, May 11, starting at Bab Tamesna near Avenue Annasr in Rabat at 9:30 am.Picture credit: Nezha Bidouane© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.
Rabat – The voices that cried, the protesters that rallied, and the overwhelming majority of 73 percent of women who suffer daily sexual harassment have finally received legislative retribution–or so it seems.On January 30, the House of Councillors adopted draft law 103-13 on violence against women. Verifying prior evidence that women rights are low priority for the Parliament, only 23 members voted in favor, 15 voted against and 82 councillors were absent.Lawmakers’ have long turned a cold shoulder to the discourse around gender-based violence and draft law 103.13,a law presumably drafted to protect the country’s female population. But the aforementioned negligence from the councillors is but the tip of the iceberg. A national campaign on violence against women launched in 2006. Dubbed “Towards a Law on Violence Against Women,” the movement, led by women rights organizations, has been met with promises of a law “in progress” or to “be adopted imminently.”Seven years later, Bassima Hakkaoui drafted law 103.13 and presented it to the parliament. Once in their house, the bill was locked and forgotten in the representatives’ drawers until the National Observatory on Violence Against Women revealed alarming findings on gender-based violence in Morocco. In its 2016 report, the observatory found that 73 percent of Moroccan women have suffered from sexual harassment and verbal assaults in public spaces.Further findings show that one in three women in Morocco are victims of physical violence, one in four suffer sexual violence, and one in two undergo psychological violence. Women and their representatives in civil society were enraged and heavily pressured the representatives to react.The same year, the House of Representatives approved the bill, barely amending the original text. “This shows how much Parliament is negligent of the catastrophic condition of half of its population. I suspect that they barely bothered to read the content of this bill that can only be described as totally inadequate. It suffers from so many inconsistencies; it’s a shame to label it as a law,” Stephanie Willman Bordat, Founding Partner of Mobilising for Rights Associates, told Morocco World News.The bill was then sent to the House of Councillors. Fueled by constructive criticism, resentment of the status-quo, and anxiety for social change, NGOs and women’s rights advocates embarked on a journey to advocate and lobby for councillor amendments to the bill. This endeavour lasted more than 1.5 years.“NGOs and women rights organizations did all kinds of things to push the councillors to amend the bill. We sent emails, WhatsApp messages, organized conferences, wrote reports and summaries of those report. We struggled,” Bordat said.An Amateur’s Sleight of HandFar from what El Hakkaoui deems “a fundamental legal tool to stop female targeted violence,” draft law 130.13 is, in fact, “a setback for women’s rights rather than a progressive move,” according to Bordat.“It basically adds prison sentences, fines for convicted aggressors, and creates a number of commissions that will be operated by bureaucrats, who will most certainly do nothing to further advance the cause of women,” explains Bordat.Indeed, the draft law states that convicts of sexual harassment will now face sentences ranging from one to six months in prison and a fine of MAD 2,000 to 10,000. If the harasser is a coworker, supervisor, or security official, the penalty doubles and reaches up to 5 years in prison and a fine varying from MAD 10,000 to 50,000, if the aggressor is a family member.The bill does nothing to cover the reporting, investigation, and prosecution phases of violence against women cases. Neither does it address current deficiencies in sexual violence laws, guarantee adequate protection for victims, or provide women with concrete or specific services.The draft law only provides protection for women once they have filed a criminal complaint.With only 3 percent of women victims of conjugal violence reporting to the authorities, Bordat finds that civil protection orders should instead be issued by the family judge.Bordat believes that “quite frequently, women victims of violence just want the violence to stop, without having to involve the police.” For her, a much better solution is to give the family judge the power to issue civil protection orders tailored to each case in order to guarantee real protection for women.The draft law also lags in providing women victims of violence with protection orders prior to the criminal prosecution. “This gap places women at risk of continued violence. Women should be able to obtain a civil protection order quickly and as soon as it is requested,” she said.In 2016, Human Rights Watch addressed a letter to the Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development, urging her to amend the bill on the basis of the UN-established legislation on violence against women. HRW recommend that the bill should expand the scope of application of domestic violence crimes to prosecute aggressors of non-married women victims of violence, even if they are not engaged to marry.Likewise, the National Human Rights Council urged Hakkaoui to harmonize the draft bill with the constitution and international human rights law, mainly the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. “We recommend implementing the “due diligence” standard to prevent, investigate and punish acts of violence against women and girls.”Bordat explains that other recommendations include providing financial support for women and children, prosecuting offenders even if the victim retracts her testimony, compelling the police to conduct thorough investigations, providing free legal assistance automatically to women victims of violence, and guaranteeing safe and immediate shelter for women victims of violence in emergencies.When the House of Councillors met Monday to vote on Draft Law 103.13, none of these recommendations were taken into consideration. The Draft Law will soon be tabled in the House of Representatives for a second revision before being officially adopted and implemented. Bordat suspects that they will make amendments to it, but unfortunately, she predicts that once again, “Moroccan women will be left with yet another inadequate law that does nothing to protect them.”
The southern expressway toll rates have been amended from August 1st, the Government said.Accordingly the entry fee from Maharagama to Galle on the southern expressway is Rs. 390, Maharagama to Matara Rs. 470, Kaduwela to Matara Rs. 490 and Kadawatha to Matara Rs. 510.
He said that those working against the reconciliation process are clearly working against the country. The President called for support to take the country forward by winning international support and assistance.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his Independence Day message said that in order to make the spirit of freedom more meaningful, the Government must take steps that reaffirm the liberties of the people with regard to their economic, social and spiritual well being. Sirisena said the Government is committed to give priority to National reconciliation and unity. President Mathripala Sirisena today slammed elements working against the reconciliation process in the country.Speaking at the 69th Independence Day celebrations at Galle Face, the President said that the reconciliation process has drawn the praise of those in Sri Lanka and overseas. “During the last two years, we have been able to achieve many steps in the right direction; restore democratic values, rebuild relationships with friendly nations and affirm mutual trust while focusing on revitalizing the economy towards laying the foundation for a nation that has overcome various differences and is firmly anchored on principles of freedom and human values,” he said.The President said that only a path that unites all can pave the way for a stronger Sri Lanka, a path that calls for what each Sri Lankan can give to the Nation, to the common future and to a better tomorrow. (Colombo Gazette)
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) feels “these people should be accorded access to a thorough and careful examination of their claims in a fair and complete asylum procedure,” said UN spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva at a press briefing in New York.The agency also acknowledged that the situation involves “mixed questions” of international law, Mr. de Almeida e Silva said. He added that UNHCR has been urging the Governments of Australia, Norway and Indonesia to address the issues on a trilateral basis as soon as possible.”UNHCR remains ready and available to assist the three countries in their common humanitarian endeavour to find solutions to the situation at hand,” the spokesman said.
OSU redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) scans the field after a snap during the 2017 spring game at Ohio Stadium on April 15. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorThe last time the Ohio State football team touched the field at Ohio Stadium, they were joined by thousands of fans who jumped from their seats in celebration of former H-back Curtis Samuel’s walk-off touchdown in double overtime against the Michigan Wolverines. Little did players or fans alike know that — thanks to a 31-0 shutout loss at the hands of the Clemson Tigers on Dec. 31 — it would be the last Buckeye touchdown they would see in more than four months. However, at the 2017 spring game, it took just under four minutes for redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett to find redshirt sophomore tight end A.J. Alexander in the back of the endzone — the first sign of many in the afternoon that offseason changes might be paying dividends for the Scarlet and Gray offense. Co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, who joined the team in the offseason, said the improvements seen in Saturday’s game were a direct result of spring practice.“We kind of did a lot of things we’ve been practicing,” he said. “We didn’t necessarily try to hide things. We didn’t try to throw everything out there. I thought we’d had a solid spring, lot of areas need improving, I just wanted — because we’re playing enough young guys — that when we came into the arena, they didn’t make all the good things I’ve seen in practice bigger than it looks.”Wilson, formerly the head coach at Indiana, was described by Barrett as a “competitor” who is “always in attack mode” and has helped the Buckeye offense find its past rhythm.“I think the thing about the Ohio State offense is we’re always on the attack and at times, I think we got away from that,” Barrett said. “But now, (Wilson’s) main focus is to make sure that we’re always on attack and that we’re beating the guy across from us.”While in the spring game the “guy across” was a familiar face, both Team Scarlet and Team Gray had success beating their defensive counterparts. Scarlet posted 460 offensive yards while Gray totaled 385. The majority of yardage for both teams came from the passing game, which was a sore spot at times for the 2016 team. Redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon, who was a highlight for Team Scarlet with 108 yards and two touchdowns, described the passing game as “wonderful” and noted that the receiving group is full of playmakers. “(The offense) feels a lot better,” Dixon said. “We’re doing different things, and we’re attacking situations different. Everything we’re doing is working.”Barrett said this is the best spring he’s had for accuracy, but was quick to add there is still work to be done to become “competitively excellent.” Those areas, he said, include pass protection, downfield passing and finishing plays.“We’ve got to come out pushing and striving to make sure that when it comes to game time, everybody is on the same page and we get those three things accomplished,” Barrett said. “I think we’re on the right path for that, but to say we’re competitively excellent on the game plan? Not yet, but we have time to that we’re not playing the ball.”
I feel a #BritishThreatLevels coming on… https://t.co/lmb25Dat7o— Andrea Mann 👍 (@AndreaMann) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels your mate only buys skimmed pic.twitter.com/GCLzXsdthp— Lindsay Dodgson (@linzasaur) May 24, 2017 Suddenly remembering that you made a cup of tea 30 minutes ago and then downing it in one lukewarm go. #BritishThreatLevels— James Melville (@JamesMelville) May 24, 2017 Faced with the grim news that the UK’s terror threat level has been raised from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’ in the wake of the attack in Manchester – meaning that another incident could be imminent – British social media users have responded with aplomb. Refusing to be cowed by the threat of violence, Twitter user NickMotown tweeted a message of defiance saying: “We’re British. You can’t scare us until you raise the threat level to ‘I’m sorry, but there’s only continental breakfast left'”.Jeremy Cook expressed similar sentiments with a tweet saying: “We’re British. I don’t get scared until the threat level hits ‘Replacement Bus Service'”.Inspired by their tweets, Andrea Mann created the hashtag #BritishThreatLevels, which has been a top trend throughout Wednesday as social media users catalogued the many and varied things that really get to Britons. #BritishThreatLevels “would you mind sharing this table?”— Stuart Millar (@stuartmillar159) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels We’re British, you don’t scare us until you raise the threat level to: “The only tea we have is Lipton.”— Laura Knight (@lauraknight888) May 24, 2017 When you congratulate a lady on her pregnancy and ask her when it’s due and she tells you she had the baby 6 months ago #BritishThreatLevels— Ray Gin (@pureraygin) May 24, 2017 Excuse me, but is this seat taken?#BritishThreatLevels— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) May 24, 2017 “Now for a team-building exercise.” #BritishThreatLevels— The Secret Barrister (@BarristerSecret) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels We’ve run out of teabags.— Andrea Mann 👍 (@AndreaMann) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels Someone going in for a second kiss on the other cheek.— Andrea Mann 👍 (@AndreaMann) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels Making a squeaking noise on a chair and doing it again even louder so everyone knows the 1st one was not a fart.— BFG (@BFGcontrol) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels you’ve already said “thanks” “cheers” and “tah” after someones held 3 doors open for you and have run out of words— Harry Spindler (@harryspindle) May 24, 2017 The dilemma of how long you have to pretend to look around the shop that you have mistakenly visited.#BritishThreatLevels— James Melville (@JamesMelville) May 24, 2017 The temperature goes below 5°C or above 20°C #BritishThreatLevels— Ross Lawson (@Ross_Lawson) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels “let’s all go around the table and say a little bit about ourselves”— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) May 24, 2017 You bump into an acquaintance and it’s clear neither of you want to speak but social etiquette dictates you have to #BritishThreatLevels— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels Speak to your dad. He just wants a word.— Cromerty York 🎙 (@Cromerty) May 24, 2017 @AndreaMann #BritishThreatLevels “The milk is off” which then escalates to – “and the shops are shut”— Rob Fleming (@r0bfleming) May 24, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The person next to you on the train constantly texting with their keyboard clicks still on. #BritishThreatLevels— David Schneider (@davidschneider) May 24, 2017 There is a special place in my heart for British people’s reaction to clear + present danger. This is what I mean: #BritishThreatLevels— Sharon Spiteri (@shaspi) May 24, 2017 “Great, I’m heading in the same direction.” #BritishThreatLevels— Flic Everett (@fliceverett) May 24, 2017
David DavisTelekom Veszprem Telekom Veszprem again in Spanish hands? After Antonio Carlos Ortega and Xavi Sabate, the Hungarian champions could become a home of third Spanish coach – David Davis.Current Egyptian national team coach is the first pick to replace Ljubomir Vranjes, who is sacked today after series of bad results.Davis worked as assistant of Raul Gonzales in golden era of RK Vardar Skopje. ← Previous Story Hungarian Federation about Vranjes’ status: New and unexpected situation for us! Next Story → VIDEO: This is how Ljubomir Vranjes speaks on arrival in Veszprem
The American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group representing 25,000 U.S. soybean farmers, is encouraging all producers to get the facts about Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi), a fungal disease that attacks the foliage of a soybean plant causing the leaves to drop early, which inhibits pod setting and reduces yield. ASA has been actively working on rust detection, prevention and research efforts for more than two years. Although soybean rust is not present in the United States, the association has been receiving calls from growers who are concerned about the risk of this disease entering the country.”ASA is a membership organization, and the calls our staff is getting are from growers who are not ASA members,” said ASA President Ron Heck, a soybean producer from Perry, Iowa. “If these growers were members, they would have received up-to-date rust information on a regular basis through our member communications during the last eight months.”In the upcoming March 2004 issue of the ASA Today membership newsletter, ASA members will be receiving special Growers Guide to Soybean Rust, which will provide the latest information about rust identification, the timing of fungicide application and the modes of action. Only ASA members will receive this full-color printed guide. Growers who are not ASA members can obtain free history and background information about rust from ASA’s web site www.SoyGrowers.com/rust/, and from USDA at www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/ep/soybean_rust/.”Soybean rust has the potential to very negatively affect the U.S. soybean industry,” Heck said. “With possible yield losses of up to 80 percent or more, ASA is doing all that can be done to prevent the introduction of rust into the United States, along with preparing for an eventual outbreak.”There is the potential for a natural introduction of rust into the United States that would likely result from spores being carried on wind currents or storms from West Africa or northern South America and the Caribbean. Soybean rust spores are easily transported in air currents and spread rapidly over wide distances. Limited data is available on how long spores can survive, but studies have shown that under the right circumstances, spores can be viable for more than 50 days.ASA is also concerned about the risk of human-assisted movement of soybean rust that could occur as a result of imported plant materials infected with the disease. Growers traveling to agricultural areas infected with rust must take special precautions so they do not bring the disease back to the U.S. on their clothes. Imported soybeans also pose a risk because they may contain pieces of plant stems, pods and leaves capable of transmitting the rust spores.The combination of near-record U.S. soybean exports to date, continued domestic demand for both soybean meal and soybean oil, and a drought-reduced 2003 U.S. soybean supply provide the potential for limited soybean meal and possible whole soybean imports in the latter half of 2004 to meet domestic livestock demand before U.S. supplies are replenished with the harvest of the 2004 U.S. soybean crop. USDA projects 2003/04 U.S. soybean ending stocks to be 125 million bushels – the lowest in nearly 30 years. USDA’s stocks-to-use ratio suggests that ending stocks will fall to less than 18 days of use – the lowest level on record.These figures have analysts projecting that imports will be needed to sustain and feed the U.S. livestock demand base. USDA’s January 2004 Supply & Demand Estimates raised projected U.S. soybean meal imports from 310,000 metric tons to 430,000 metric tons.While ASA would prefer to meet all domestic demand for soy products without imports, the drought-reduced 2003 U.S. soybean crop will not allow this. U.S. soybean growers need U.S. livestock demand to be robust when growers harvest the 2004 U.S. soybean crop. It is not in U.S. growers’ interests to choke-off this livestock demand in the short-term, or to encourage livestock operations to locate offshore in the long-term, as a result of ill-considered import restrictions that are not supported by science.”Given the near certainty of soybean meal imports, and the potential for bulk soybean imports, ASA is working closely with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to develop protocols that will prevent the accidental introduction of soybean rust,” Heck said. “Last year ASA worked with APHIS to require that Brazilian soybean meal imported into Wilmington, North Carolina, had been processed, heat-treated, and handled in such a manner as to eliminate the possibility of any potential viable soybean rust spores being present.”From risk assessment information APHIS has shared with ASA, soybean meal can continue to be imported under the proper protocols without risk of introducing soybean rust into the United States. Food grade soybeans that have been stored for a length of time and that are cleaned and bagged, such as the recent deliveries reported in Texas and New Jersey, should pose no risk of accidental rust introduction into the U.S. Whether commodity soybeans can be imported safely, and with what safeguards in place, is less clear. ASA has had a series of ongoing meetings with APHIS to find the answer to this question.”ASA is actively working with APHIS to ensure that the U.S. soybean industry is fully protected from the accidental introduction of soybean rust via imports,” Heck said. “ASA and APHIS share the goal of developing procedures that will protect the United States while ensuring that the procedures are science-based.”ASA is adamant that the risk assessment procedures for rust must be based on good science because the United States exports more than 1 billion bushels of soybeans each year. U.S. growers would not want other countries to erect non-scientific barriers that would prevent these U.S. exports from reaching international customers.”If growers want to help themselves, they should become ASA members and help us in our efforts to get Congress and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to provide adequate funding for research projects to develop rust-resistant soybean varieties,” Heck said. “ASA has worked with ARS to identify research projects that would complement the research currently being conducted.”ASA is calling for research projects that screen exotic genotypes with new sources of genetic resistance, characterize genetic diversity among isolates, and determine the economic efficacy of fungicide mediated control of soybean rust. Researchers need to develop genetic markers from soybeans to expedite selection of soybean germplasm with genes that improve plant tolerance to soybean rust pathogens and to initiate proteomic research on the genetic regulation of rust resistance and interaction. Funding is also needed to initiate a gene marker assisted breeding program and development of micro-arrays to expedite selection of agronomic genotypes with multiple genes for resistance to rust.”When growers ask me how likely we are to face an outbreak of soybean rust in 2004, I tell them that no one knows for sure,” Heck said. “The experts I’ve talked with all describe the spread of soybean rust as a matter of when, not if. ASA’s goal is to absolutely prevent the accidental introduction of soybean rust in order to give researchers more time to find answers to combat the disease. To prepare for the eventuality of the natural movement of soybean rust, ASA also will be working to educate its members on the best management practices to combat rust in advance of an outbreak.”For the convenience of prospective members, ASA provides a secure online application available from www.SoyGrowers.com/membership/ and a toll-free number 1-800-688-7692.
Battle Ground police said Monday there were no updates on the investigation into the death of Tatyana Tupikova, whose body was found May 11 in a ditch along state Highway 503.“Police are still investigating it as a hit-and-run,” said Bonnie Gilberti, city spokeswoman.A passer-by reported seeing the body around 3 p.m. May 11 near the road between Eaton Boulevard and Main Street in Battle Ground. The following day police identified the body as Tupikova, 22, who was last seen a few days earlier. An autopsy determined the cause of Tupikova’s death as blunt-force trauma.Police are asking anyone who saw suspicious activity around 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, to call Detective Joshua Phelps at 360-342-5254, Joshua.Phelps@cityofbg.org or http://cityofbg.org/tips.The Battle Ground Burgerville will have a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to a memorial Facebook page for Tupikova. A portion of all the sales will be donated to the family.Yo Factory set up a donation box for the Tupikova family and will match every dollar up to $1,000, an employee said Monday.
A 1985 copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for over $100,000 at auction. Heritage Auctions An unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) sold for more than $100,000. The cartridge was an 1985 sticker-sealed reprint that was only available in the New York and LA to test-launch the NES. The game was sold through Heritage Auctions on Feb. 6 for $100,105 to a group of collectors. The game’s box has a near-mint rating of 9.4 by Wata Games a website dedicated to rating collectible video games. The sticker has a seal rating of A++, which adds a great deal of value to the game.”In terms of rarity, popularity, and relevance to collectors, this game has it all,” said Wata Games President Deniz Kahn. “Mario is the most recognized fictional or nonfictional character in the world, more so than even Mickey Mouse.”There is a very appropriate “Thank you, Mario! But our princess is in another castle!” fate for the rare game. One of the buyers teased that it would likely end up at another auction in the future. 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. 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. Tags Super Mario Run arrives on the iPhone 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). Turo See at Amazon 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. 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. 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. The Cheapskate Read DJI Osmo Action preview Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $520 at HP Chris Monroe/CNET See It Share your voice Angela Lang/CNET $6 at Tidal See It Sarah Tew/CNET 1:45 $299 at Amazon $999 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Amazon See at Turo $999 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sprint Nintendo announces Super Mario Party for the Switch Sarah Tew/CNET Video Games Tags Comments Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Nintendo,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. 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. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $155 at Google Express 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. $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET $999 0 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Rylo $59 at eBay Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. Best Buy Read Google Home Hub review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $210 at Best Buy Share your voice 19 Photos Now playing: Watch this: DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Apple iPhone XS See It Boost Mobile Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 7 null Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. See it $999 Read the AirPods review
Kolkata: A stray canine, rescued by the police, has become the first street mongrel to join the elite dog squad of West Bengal Police. Asha, as named by the Kolkata Police officers who rescued her from stone-pelting kids on the city streets, has been trained in the last one-and-half years to become member of the dog squad of the West Bengal Police Training Academy, Barrackpore, deputy inspector general of police Dipankar Bhattacharya said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”Initially, we did not have plans to train her or include her in our dog squad as we never had any street dog in the squad. But the then inspector-general (Training) K Jayaraman thought of providing training to the stray dog and see if she could be included in the canine squad,” Bhattacharya said. Asha who will be joining “pedigreed” members such as German Shepherds and Labradors in the dog squad, has proved to be a good sniffer dog in detecting explosives, the DIG said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “I am happy that Asha has proved that not only pedigreed dogs can be part of a police dog squad. She has proved herself to be as smart and intelligent as pedigreed dogs. “We are proud that we are successful in training a stray dog to handle situations. She is ready for work and will join the squad soon,” the IPS officer said expressing his willingness to try to include more street mongrels in the squad after training them. “Asha is a well-mannered dog. She picked up very quickly and started following instructions on how to heel and walk, crawl, lie down, roll over and salute just like others pedigreed dogs,” another senior officer in the West Bengal Police’s dog squad said. “But if you ask me, I will tell you that Asha was very good at training and most of the times, she was better than the pedigreed dogs. She is the fastest runner dog in our squad and quite clever. That’s her mettle,” the officer said.
LeBron finished with 32 points, 7 rebounds and dished out a career-high 17 assists on the night, but fouled out in the overtime session. Kyrie Irving took over OT, including sinking the game-winning basket to clinch the 140-135 win for the Cavs.It was a helluva NBA regular season game. Don’t bury the King and the Cavs just yet.You have to slow #KyrieIrving down to appreciate the handles.#PhantomCam pic.twitter.com/QGrAcvrGy0— NBA (@NBA) February 7, 2017 Recently, LeBron James has made headlines for his off-the-court comments. James has been vocally unhappy with the Cavs front office and was most recently embroiled in a public spat with NBA legend and TNT commentator Charles Barkley.Last night against the Wizards, James got back to making news on the court. After missing a layup with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game that would have given the Cavs the lead, Cleveland trailed the Wizards 120-117 with 3 seconds left.On the ensuing in-bound pass, Kevin Love connected with James on a full-court chest pass that LeBron hauled in like Christian Laettner against Kentucky in 1992. James gathered, located the three-point line and banked in the game-tying, turnaround triple off the glass.It’s an incredible shot, even by LeBron’s standards:The shot. #DefendTheLand pic.twitter.com/fVgO4e8G6i— NBA (@NBA) February 7, 2017Here’s the baseline replay:Poetry in motion… #KevinLove to #LeBronJames#PhantomCam pic.twitter.com/zLmnAiOXBu— NBA (@NBA) February 7, 2017
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min read December 21, 2017 One of the best routes any entrepreneur can take to grow is by utilizing the right tools. If you can speed up your processes or obtain a deeper understanding of your customer base through data analysis, your business will benefit — and your investment in those tools will have been a worthwhile endeavor.Related: How Chrome Won the War of the BrowsersThankfully, the days of trial and error are becoming a thing of the past. Entrepreneurs are becoming more and more plugged into the dynamics of everything from how to place products onto Amazon to how to identify the most trustworthy factories on Alibaba. The tool? Credit the power of innovative Chrome extensions which enable software tools to be layered over web pages.Chrome extensions allow users to have more advanced experiences and operations on websites; extensions are how Grammarly, for instance, initially grew to two million daily users — because it could enable the spell-check function on nearly every web page online.Entrepreneurs looking for a big year in 2018, then, should consider implementing the following Chrome extension tools to better prepare their ecommerce platforms for success in the new year.Buffer One of the hardest things about launching an ecommerce venture is that in addition to all the time you spend optimizing, refining and managing your own website and business, you also have to invest in your social media presence to stay competitive.Without a regular flow of content to publish, your social media pages look bland, uninviting or even deserted; and that may lower consumers’ confidence in your brand. What’s more, your business misses out on a wider audience and the user engagement that can drive social proof and increase conversions.Don’t let this be you! Regardless of how crowded the social media space gets in your industry or how insanely busy you are working your business, your social media game has to stay on point.Here, Buffer can help: It’s one of the best ways to share content across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn from anywhere on the web, directly integrating with your social media platforms for a seamless customer experience.Buffer can assist you in putting up posts and spreading content out through the day, so that that content doesn’t all appear at once (making you look like you managed to dedicate just a few minutes to curating your social media profiles). Enable your Chrome browser extension and give it a go; you’ll be surprised how much easier it can be to stay engaged across multiple social media outlets.Related: Built-In Chrome Ad Blocker Coming Early 2018And, certainly, time is the point here: As an entrepreneur, it’s perhaps your most valuable asset. That means that any tools which promise to save you time, optimize your processes or make your life easier should be at the forefront of your efforts, and that you should always keep an eye out for the latest and greatest enhancements to conducting business.Factory Confirm Starting an ecommerce company begins with establishing a relationship with the right factory to source your products, but it can be incredibly difficult for a lone entrepreneur to sift through countless potential manufacturers. Even using a resource like Alibaba, which is designed to facilitate international business and help entrepreneurs find products and suppliers quickly and efficiently, can be a struggle for entrepreneurs aiming to get in touch with the factories they need.About 80 percent of the manufacturers on Alibaba, in fact, are trading companies or agents, not actual factories equipped to handle the needs of a new ecommerce vendor.That’s why a Chrome extension like Factory Confirm can be an invaluable tool. It analyzes over 20 data points among company pages, external third party searches and its manufacturer’s, Sourcify’s, own data, to authenticate manufacturer listings on Alibaba, ensuring that entrepreneurs connect to legitimate factories for free.Jungle ScoutAccording to Statista, Amazon generated $22.99 billion in third-party seller-service revenues in 2016, and on Cyber Monday alone, sellers themselves received orders for more than 28 million products. Across the globe, the number of third-party sellers successfully operating on Amazon continues to rise, making it an attractive option for ecommerce vendors looking to increase their audience.But with practically everything imaginable available on Amazon (if it’s not on Amazon, do you even need it?), entrepreneurs find themselves wondering if their product can make a big enough impact on the platform to make listing it there worthwhile.Related: This New Google Chrome Extension Lets Colleagues Share Web Pages Using Beeping SoundsJungle Scout is a Chrome extension that enables users to validate product ideas with trustworthy sales data, like product rank, sales, revenue, reviews and ratings. If you’re wondering if your product idea will make a splash in such a large market, this tool could help you develop an informed strategy. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »
This executive brief covers the experiences and best practices implemented by Jefferson Radiology in its deployment across 10 locations and integration with 7 regional hospitals. Click here for more information. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Related Content News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | April 17, 2017 Evaluating or Have Considered a Deconstructed PACS and Cloud VNA Solution? News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Local newspapers in the United Arab Emirates say authorities are investigating an Egyptian couple who tried to sneak their infant into the Gulf country by hiding him in their carry-on luggage.Monday’s reports say authorities discovered the baby at Sharjah airport when it showed up on an X-ray scan of the bag. Carry-on luggage is typically scanned at Emirati airports on arrival, after passengers have their passports stamped. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments Share Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk The Gulf News says the baby boy had no passport, visa or other documents allowing him entry to the UAE.The paper and The National daily are quoting police as saying the unidentified parents put the child’s life at risk with the scheme. The case is being handed over to prosecutors.Sharjah officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Quick workouts for men
Go back to the e-newsletterMandarin Oriental has announced a partnership with Hakkasan Group to open a new dining concept, Ling Ling, at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech on 22 August 2016.Offering a vibrant, social experience that fits well with the Marrakech lifestyle, Ling Ling provides a creative twist to the renowned Hakkasan DNA, resulting in an experience that encompasses cocktails, dining and dancing in no particular order. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese Izakaya concept, Ling Ling offers an innovative cocktail list, smaller plates of beautifully prepared Cantonese dishes, perfect for sharing, and an eclectic soundtrack. Ling Ling overlooks the picturesque olive groves and serene pools at the centre of the award-winning Mandarin Oriental resort, and encompasses an outdoor terrace, lounge and bar. The venue will be open all year round for cocktails and dinner.“We are delighted to welcome Ling Ling to Marrakech,” says Mark Bradford, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech. “Our beautiful resort is the natural home for its first venture in Morocco. Ling Ling is not only a great addition to the hotel’s other culinary offerings, but it will also provide a stylish nightlife venue to complement the chic and vibrant Marrakech scene.”“We are very pleased to be bringing Ling Ling to Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech,” says Vinicio Alberelli, Director of Operations, Europe and UK. “The combination of two such iconic brands and teams is a truly exciting endeavour. We believe Ling Ling will become a drinking and dining destination in the city offering something completely unique to the market.”Ling Ling at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech has been designed by Gilles & Boissier, the acclaimed French designer duo who created the overall design of the resort.About Hakkasan GroupHakkasan Group is a worldwide dining, entertainment, and hospitality company with establishments located across the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Its namesake is taken from its Michelin star restaurant that set the high-level standard for the group’s collection of diverse brands. Its ‘brand first’ philosophy builds restaurant, nightlife, daylife and soon-to-be hotel concepts into world-class lifestyle brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation, and experience. Ling Ling at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech will follow the successful format of Ling Ling Mykonos, which has achieved significant acclaim since opening in 2015.Go back to the e-newsletter
Turkish Cypriot authorities have said that residents of a village in the north that had to be abandoned after it was included in a military zone won’t be going back before a settlement of the Cyprus problem, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Monday.Yeni Duzen reported in March that the Turkish military had begun clearing the once-mixed village of Ayia Marina (Gurpinar) which would have allowed its former Maronite and Turkish Cypriot residents to move in, although no specific deadline was given.Reports said that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci had promised Maronite former residents that they would be returning.It had been rumoured at the time that settlement would begin in two to three months, but that was dismissed as speculation since a lot of houses needed repairs and the necessary infrastructure was absent, Yeni Duzen said.In 1963, 400 Maronites and 65 Turkish Cypriots lived together in the village, which is located between Morphou and Nicosia.Around 1,000 Maronites and 300 Turkish Cypriots are recognised as being from Ayia Marina.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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