Patrick Brown made a career of sailing into stormy political seas, fighting the tides and landing career victories against long odds. But the 39-year-old politician many believed was on his way to becoming the next Ontario premier has now encountered a political storm he could not weather.Just six months shy of a provincial election, Brown was forced to step aside as leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party amid allegations of sexual misconduct.Brown has denied the accusations from two women and vowed to defend himself against them, but announced he was resigning the party leadership after consulting with friends and family. The allegations against him were reported by CTV News and have not been verified by The Canadian Press.Brown’s reversal of fortune struck a number of observers as unusually rapid, even in light of the serious allegations.For some, the moment was even historic.“It’s unprecedented,” said University of Windsor political science professor Cheryl Collier, adding the swift response was likely fuelled in part by a growing emphasis on addressing sexual misconduct claims voiced by women. “Especially this close (to an election) … this kind of quick turnaround is just unprecedented.”Henry Jacek, political science professor at McMaster University, noted that people, including Brown’s own staff, were surprisingly fast to abandon him within moments of a hastily called news conference late Wednesday in which he asserted his innocence and made no mention of relinquishing the party leadership. Four hours later, however, Brown stepped down.“We don’t normally see things happen that quickly in politics where, boom, you go from being almost on top of the world, you’re likely to win the next election, and hours later you’re out of a job,” Jacek said in a telephone interview.Up until now, Brown has enjoyed a long run of political victories at the municipal, federal and provincial level. His interest in politics, however, predates his time in public office.While studying political science in his hometown of Toronto, Brown was serving in the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation where he worked two terms as president.He formally entered politics in 2000 when he was elected to city council in Barrie, Ont., a feat he accomplished while completing a law degree at the University of Windsor.He won re-election three years later, but made the jump to federal politics in 2006 as Stephen Harper swept into power. Brown was re-elected in the federal riding of Barrie twice more, but remained a backbencher in Harper’s Conservative government.His lack of profile was one of many factors that positioned him as a long-shot candidate when he announced his intention to replace Tim Hudak as leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives following the party’s defeat in the 2014 provincial election.He had no seat in the Ontario legislature, was supported by only five members of the PC caucus, and had virtually no provincial presence until he launched his leadership bid by attacking the Tory establishment he blames for four consecutive election losses.Brown trumpeted his outsider status as part of his leadership bid, arguing he wasn’t involved in any of the party’s past “policy disasters” such as pledging to cut public sector jobs, and contending he could give the party a fresh start.Opponents, however, warned of the socially conservative leanings he had revealed during his time in federal politics, likening his views to those held by members of the United States’ far-right-leaning Tea Party movement. During his time in Ottawa, Brown voted in favour of reopening both the abortion and same-sex marriage debates, a move he said he was making on behalf of his constituents.In the end, however, he powered past his more seasoned provincial rivals, ultimately defeating runner-up and long- time provincial legislator Christine Elliott and assuming the party leadership in May 2015.Brown didn’t shed his social conservative leanings immediately upon jumping to provincial politics. Social conservatives claim they helped him win the party leadership in 2015, after he told them — in private — he would repeal the Liberals’ sex-education curriculum.But when his staff sent around a letter saying as much during a 2016 byelection, he disavowed it, changed his stance and told social conservatives their activism wasn’t welcome in his party.“I mean it when I say everyone is welcome in this party no matter who you love, where you’re born, what the colour of your skin is, what faith you have, what language you speak,” Brown told the Canadian Press at the time. “If you want to be in the party on the basis you want to exclude another group, that’s not on for me.”Brown risked alienating another faction of the PC base by pushing to replace Ontario’s current cap-and-trade system with a carbon tax that he said could be made revenue neutral with the help of additional tax relief elsewhere. It was an unpopular policy within the base, but Brown remained unapologetic.“I believe climate change is man made and it’s serious and it’s a threat we need to respond to,” he said. “I don’t think it’s inconsistent with conservatism to care about the environment.”Recently, Brown began encountering troubles from outside his party as well.Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne filed a defamation suit against him last year after he told reporters that she was standing trial at a court proceeding in which she was offering testimony.Those tensions had not spilled over to the polls, however. Buoyed by historically low approval ratings for Wynne, Brown was riding high ahead of Thursday’s resignation and seemed poised for further success.The allegations, however, have not only put an end to his quest to become the next Ontario premier, but cast his party’s prospects in doubt as they scramble to plot their way forward.Jacek, for one, suspects Brown’s personal run of political luck has ended for good.“I don’t know how he comes back,” he said. “Maybe he goes over and works in the third world and does some Mother Theresa type job or something…It will take very dramatic things for him to do, and it will take time.”
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The federal government’s attempt to sell oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has again drawn a modest response.The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports the Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday received 16 bids on 16 tracts covering 272 square miles (705 sq. kilometres). BLM received seven bids in 2017.The BLM this year offered 254 tracts on more than 4,375 square miles (11,330 sq. kilometres).Federal officials say the modest bidding can be attributed to the lack of access to the most prospective areas.The sale took in $1.13 million.Environmental groups oppose expanded drilling in the reserve west of Prudhoe Bay.They say oil development will imperil caribou herds and ecologically significant wetlands used for breeding by migratory waterfowl from around the world.The Associated Press
Hyderabad: In a scathing attack on the Prime Minister, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao accused him of lying on central allocation to the state and said his campaign speech was “below the level of sarpanch”. Rao also said he does not have a desire to be the Prime Minister. Taking exception to Modi’s criticism against him that he consulted astrologers, the TRS president asked “if this is what the Premier should talk about”. Alleging that the Prime Minister did not speak the truth about allocation of funds to the state, Rao, also referred as KCR by many, demanded that Modi apologise to the people. “What does Narendra Modiji speak? KCR sees horoscope… Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Is this what is to be spoken, for the Prime Minister to speak? Should persons running the politics of the country speak like this? In this country, the Prime Minister speaks going below the level of a sarpanch,” he said. Rao, who was speaking at an election rally at Warangal, was alluding to Modi’s comments on him at a rally in Telangana last week that Rao consulted astrologers which affected governance. “Narendra Modi ji, you are speaking absolute lies today. (You) are bragging that you are giving Rs 35,000 crore (to Telangana). You did not give Rs 35,000 crore. My brothers and sisters should know. Delhi is not taking care of us. We are taking care of Delhi,” he said. Telangana gives about Rs one lakh crore to the Centre annually in the form of customs duty, income tax, centre’s share in GST and others, he said.
8 June 2011Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir continues to commit crimes against humanity and carry out genocide against the residents of Darfur in defiance of the United Nations, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, told the Security Council today. In 2005 the Council referred the situation in Darfur to the ICC after a UN inquiry found serious violations of international human rights law. The ICC has since issued arrest warrants against Mr. Bashir on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, making him the first sitting head of State to be indicted by the court.“President al-Bashir has learned how to continue to commit crimes challenging the authority of the UN Security Council, and ignoring Resolution 1593, as well as other resolutions,” Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said as he presented his 13th report to the Council.Mr. Bashir and his supporters “continue denying the crimes, attributing them to other factors (such as inter-tribal clashes), diverting attention by publicizing ceasefire agreements that are violated as soon as they are announced, and finally proposing the creation of special courts to conduct investigations that will never start,” he said.“The challenge to the Security Council’s authority is further evidence that the extermination of the Fur, Massalit and Zaghawa, as well as any tribe deemed disloyal to the regime, is a policy defined by the top leadership of the Government of the Sudan.“It is calculated to ensure that the armed forces, their associated militia and other security bodies will continue committing new crimes, with the same modus operandi, wherever and whenever they are instructed to do so.”Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said Mr. Bashir had threatened the international community with retaliation and more crimes as a result of his indictment. “This tactic is not new; it is the documented practice of massive criminals – denial, cover-up, and threat of repetition.”He urged the Council to use the information exposed by the ICC to stop the crimes in Darfur, adding that the “prosecution, fulfilling its mandate, is willing to assist.”Speaking to reporters after briefing the Council, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo noted that the recent arrest of the Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, after nearly 16 years on the run, had shown the world that arrest warrants will eventually be carried out.“Arrest warrants are not going away. Bashir is destined to face justice. The problem is the time [it will take] for the victims,” said Mr. Moreno-Ocampo.He also told that the Council another Sudanese war crimes suspect indicted by the ICC for atrocities in Darfur, Ahmad Harun, has continued his illegal actions with impunity as a senior Government official.“The record of Ahmad Harun provides a clear demonstration of the risk of impunity and ignoring information about crimes,” said Mr. Moreno-Ocampo.“In my seventh report to this Council… three years ago, I expressed concern about Harun having been dispatched to Abyei to ‘address disputes’ between the Misseriya and the SPLM/A [Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army]. Following his dispatch, as I reported, Abyei was burned down, with 50,000 civilians displaced.“In my ninth report, presented on 5 June 2009, two years ago, I expressed concern about Harun’s appointment… as Governor of South Kordofan. He is presenting himself as an efficient operator and is dubbed by the some members of the international community as the man to talk to get things done.”Mr. Moreno-Ocampo also noted to the Council that the ICC had in March confirmed war crimes charges against two rebel leaders who stand accused of orchestrating the 2007 attack that resulted in the death of 12 African Union peacekeepers in the Haskanita area of Darfur.Abdallah Banda and Saleh Jerbo have not disputed their participation in the attack and both have committed to surrender voluntarily to the ICC for trial. They have, however, demanded that Mr. Bashir too appear before ICC judges and respect the court’s decisions, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo told the Council.
Twenty-eight countries and the European Community (EC) signed today the new global tobacco control treaty unanimously adopted last month by all 192 Member States of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). “This treaty makes us accountable to the world. It also makes the world accountable to itself. We are racing against time that clocks 5 million tobacco deaths in the world every year,” WHO Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland said in her message to the signing ceremony held at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva. The first international treaty negotiated under WHO auspices, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) requires countries to restrict tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, set new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling. Tax and price increases would also be considered.WHO said today’s signature does not yet bind countries to the treaty, but is an expression of political support and of good faith to abide by the principles it enshrines in the interim period until ratification. As soon as 40 countries ratify the Convention, it becomes law for those countries and thereafter, for other countries that ratify it.“The desire of countries to sign the Convention on the first day is more proof of the solid political commitment to put an end to deaths resulting from tobacco use,” Dr. Brundtland said. “I urge countries throughout the world to follow the example of those here today – to swiftly sign and then ratify this treaty. Let’s keep the momentum going.”The countries that signed the FCTC – in the order that they participated – included Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Botswana, Hungary, Iceland and Iran.They were followed by Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Paraguay, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Gambia. The EC signed as a regional economic integration organization. Its Member States that wish to do so will sign and ratify the treaty individually.
A teaching union official has been suspended after saying that one child being stabbed is better than installing knife arches at the school gates.Kash Malik, the National Education Union (NEU) joint divisional secretary at Redbridge, made the remark after the east London council announced plans to put knife arches and detecting wands in secondary schools.“Knife arches are not the answer,” he told the Ilford Recorder. “I have never been in favour of them and schools shouldn’t have to worry about it, it should be an environment where you should be focusing on studying.“It is better to have one child stabbed at school than to have an environment where no one is stabbed at school and everyone carries knives outside of school.”He argued that knife arches “normalise” carrying a weapon and they “put a plaster over the problem” rather than tackle the underlying issue of why “young people feel so insecure and vulnerable”.His union later said that they “categorically reject” these comments, adding that Mr Malik has been suspended while they investigate.An NEU spokesperson said: “The National Education Union categorically rejects and does not condone the comments made by Kash Mallick on knife crime. “The national officers of the union have taken the decision to immediately suspend him from his position as local officer while we investigate his comments.”Earlier this month a report by Ofsted said that searching pupils at the school gates – if done sensitively and without bias – could be successful deterrent for knife crime.The school watchdog found that schools are failing to teach pupils about knife crime and removing metal detectors because they are afraid about the reputational damage it may cause. In a report, titled “Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime: Lessons from London”, Ofsted described how one college had “abandoned the use of knife arches” as they believed it was “detrimental to the students and to the reputation of the college”. 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.
Retail outfit ZaReason has built a reputation over the years for offering quality Ubuntu-powered desktops and laptops at reasonable prices. It’s a bit of a surprise, then, to see that their latest offering — the ZaTab — is going to ship with Android pre-installed instead.Now, this isn’t the same kind of buttoned-up Android experience you’d get with a tablet from a company like Asus, Samsung, or Toshiba. ZaReason has outfitted the ZaTab with an unlocked bootloader and CyanogenMod 9, and they’re even providing full-on root access right out of the box. Unfortunately, ZaReason’s choice of hardware isn’t going to challenge the big boys.The ZaTab starts with an AllWinner A10 processor, much like the one found in the $74 MK802 pc-on-a-stick — except ZaReason has opted for a slower 1.2GHz single-core. An Mali 400 GPU rides shotgun, and 1GB of DDR3 memory has been included to give your apps a bit of elbow room. The ZaTab also offers 16GB of internal storage for your apps, games, and media, and it’s expandable via a microSD slot. Visuals are displayed on a 9.7″ 1024×768 IPS screen, similar to the one offered on previous-generation iPads. Both front and rear cameras are included, too, though ZaReason doesn’t offer any specifics about the sensors on their website.Rounding out the package are two microUSB ports, a microHDMI ouput, and an 8000mAh battery which the company says should provide around 9 hours of gaming or 14 hours of video playback. The ZaTab weighs in at about 630 grams, just about the same as an iPad 2.So how much will the ZaTab set you back? You can pre-order one now for $349. Similarly-specced AllWinner-based tablets can be found on Amazon for under $200, but they’re generally not as nice looking, and they tend to have plastic backs — as opposed to the sturdy metal one on the ZaTab.More at ZaReason, via OMG! Ubuntu
An ultra-high-speed train connecting Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., is more than a feasible way to address growing congestion concerns between the three Pacific Northwest cities, according to a new report. It’s also a sustainable, practical, safe and cost-effective transportation option that would also supercharge the Cascadia economy.That’s according to a 400-page report released by the Washington State Department of Transportation outlining the business case for building an estimated 310-mile passenger rail line. Consultant WSP and other firms conducted the business case study. Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Microsoft all paid for the report.The report is the latest in a drumbeat of discussions between Oregon, Washington, Canadian and regional business leaders. Planners estimate a rail line could move passengers between Portland and Seattle in less than an hour, which also is the estimated travel time between Seattle and Vancouver. Trains would hit top speeds of roughly 250 miles per hour at various points.If built, the train is projected to draw as many as 3 million one-way trips from the outset, and rake in as much as $250 million in fare revenue by 2040. Consultants say those estimates are “conservative.” Projections put the construction costs anywhere from $24 billion to $42 billion with rail service beginning by 2035.The states and Canadian province would likely pursue federal, regional and local funds to pay for the project. They plan to create a steering committee to study next steps, including further route options and how to pay for the massive project.
In October 2001, Jim Flaherty spent the better part of a week attending four funerals a day in New York City.For almost a decade, Staff Sgt. Mathew Crowley has been training National Guardsmen for wartime deployments, in addition to serving a year in Afghanistan.Jere Van Dyk headed into one of the wildest regions on earth, and wound up as a prisoner of the Taliban.One man set them on three very different paths.Now, the death of Osama bin Laden is giving people a chance to consider how life changed after 9/11. For some local families, the span of almost 10 years has been marked by the deaths of sons, husbands and fathers in the Middle East and Afghanistan. At least 21 soldiers, Marines or civilian contractors with Clark County ties have been killed in war zones since 2003.Many other families have been represented by loved ones in uniform.Family strain“Deployments in general put a great strain on individual soldiers,” said Crowley, a training noncommissioned officer based at Kliever Armory in Portland. “It’s not just physical, but it’s also the well-being of their families. There is a lot of pressure on moms, taking care of the kids” while their husbands are overseas.And sometime it’s mom who is serving in Afghanistan.“We have quite a few females we deploy with, and they have to take care of a lot of issues,” said Crowley, a 19-year service veteran who lives in Vancouver.Honoring the fallenFlaherty, former firefighter and spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department, recalled how the 9/11 attacks orchestrated by bin Laden figured in his life.
Other boaters had taken an unspecified number of passengers out of the vessel involved by the time rescuers arrived. No one else was hurtThe accident occurred less than 12 hours after Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other people died in a boating accident off Miami Beach.Officials stressed the importance of taking safety precautions while out in the water.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A boater was rushed to the hospital after being ejected from their vessel off Turkey Point, officials said.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the accident, about five miles off Turkey Point, Sunday, at around 2:20 p.m.An MDFR fireboat, along with air rescue crews, hoisted the boater onto a helicopter.Crews airlifted the patient as a trauma alert to an area hospital. The boater is listed in critical condition.Officials said the accident only involved one boat but did not specify what object or structure the vessel struck.
Follow, unfollow, follow, unfollow. Who does that? Spammers. So we’re changing the number of accounts you can follow each day from 1,000 to 400. Don’t worry, you’ll be just fine.— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) April 8, 2019 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 0 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Post a comment See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Boost Mobile HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. 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See at Turo $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET Share your voice Read Google Home Hub review $59 at eBay Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/CNET 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). $299 at Amazon $999 Twitter has been cracking down on fake accounts, bots and spam. Twitter in October reported 326 million monthly active users, a drop the company attributed to cleaning out fake users. Twitter’s also been working on improving conversations on the platform, and has add a way to appeal violations from within the app. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review Tags Twitter drops how many people you can follow a day. Omar Marques via Getty Images “Don’t worry, you’ll just be fine,” says Twitter. The social media platform on Monday said it decreased the number of people you can follow everyday from 1,000 to 400 in an effort to curb spammers. “Follow, unfollow, follow, unfollow. Who does that? Spammers,” the company wrote in a tweet. “So we’re changing the number of accounts you can follow each day from 1,000 to 400.” 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Post a comment $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. $999 Turo $999 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. See at Amazon Twitter,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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Best Buy 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. Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $210 at Best Buy Apple iPhone XS 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. See It See It $60 at Best Buy The Cheapskate Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See it Rylo
Lightning strikeFive people were killed and three others injured in separate incidents of lightning in Habiganj, Sirajganj, Panchagarh and Chapainawabganj districts on Wednesday.In Habiganj, two farmers — Azim Uddin, 40, and Shahin Miah,35 — were killed and two others — Abdul Hakim and Askar Mia of Moka village — injured after being hit by a thunderbolt while harvesting paddy in Baniachang upazila at 11:30am, said Ershad Ali, chairman of Kagapasha union of Habiganj, reports UNB.The injured were taken to a local hospital.Besides, Paniomoda union parisahd chairman of Nabiganj upazila Izasur Rahman said Abdur Zabbar was killed by lightning while harvesting paddy in his land.In Sirajganj, a farmer was killed and another injured a thunderbolt hit them while cutting paddy in the field amid thunderstorm at Sinnarchar in Kazipur upazila.The deceased is Sanowar Hossain, 30, son of Abdul Haque of Sinnarchar village.In Chapainawabganj, another farmer, Sonaddi, 40, son of Erfan Ali of Suknapara village of Sadar upazila, was killed being hit by a strike of lightning while cutting paddy in the field at Chanbhasa in Sadar upazila.In Panchagarh, a housewife, Maozina Aktar, 35, wife of Sattar Ali, died as a streak of lightning struck her at the courtyard of her house in Singroad area of Chaklahat union in Sadar upazila of the district early in the morning.
Rami Tabari, Lenovo is revamping its ThinkPad Ps lineup, targeting the workstations toward students who need the power to run rigorous programs and the durability to handle the casual wear and tear caused by booking it from class to class.Lenovo introduces the ThinkPad P43s (14-inch) and ThinkPad P53s (15.6-inch), which both start at $1,499 and will be available sometime in June and July, respectively.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/lenovo-thinkpad-p53s-p43s-price-specs?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s: Price and Specs CPU8th Gen Intel Core processor Display14-inch: Up to 2560 x 1440 Despite the size difference, the starting configurations of the ThinkPad P43s and P53s are exactly the same for the same starting price. For $1,499, you’ll get an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, an Nvidia Quadro P520 GPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, a 1920 x 1080 display and even a three-year limited warranty.It’s unclear what the highest available processor will be, but we do know that it’s 8th Gen Intel Core CPU. As for the other specs, you can configure the systems with up to 48GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD.DesignTo no one’s surprise, the ThinkPad P43s and P53s look like — well, ThinkPads. They have the same recognizable black design on the hood accompanied by a simple steel ThinkPad logo. The interior is more of the same, with a standard black deck that features a red accented pointing stick, another steel ThinkPad logo and some relatively thick bezels. The bezels aren’t as bad as Lenovo’s non-S versions, but they could use a trim.Lenovo is marketing the laptops as light and thin, specifically for students who basically live out of their backpack, and that rings true, as the ThinkPad P43s comes in at 3.2 pounds and 13 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches, while the P53s measures 3.9 pounds and 14.4 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches. In contrast, Lenovo’s standard ThinkPad P53 workstation, also announced today (June 11), tips the scales at 5.4 pounds. MORE: Best Lenovo LaptopsThe ThinkPad P43s and P53s have a decent amount of ports as well, including one Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB 3.1 ports, one USB Type-C port, an HDMI 1.4 port, a microSD card reader, an RJ45 Ethernet port and a headphone jack.And of course, these ThinkPads are Mil-Spec tested for 12 standards, including the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, vibration, shock, altitudes, radiation, fungus and dust, among other things.DisplayThe ThinkPad P43s features a 14-inch display that is configurable up to a WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440). The panel that features Dolby Vision HDR and can emit 500 nits of brightness. Meanwhile, the P53s is configurable with a 4K panel (3840 x 2160) along with the same features. While achieving 500 nits is not impossible, we’re curious to see if the panels will live up to that number, especially since the previous ThinkPad P52s’ 4K panel only hit 293 nits of brightness.KeyboardThere aren’t any specific details on the keyboard, but from what we can gather, Lenovo is using its standard ThinkPad keyboard, which features a pointing stick. The difference between the keyboard is that the ThinkPad P53s has a full-sized numpad, while the P43s does not. If the P53s is anything like its predecessor, its keyboard will be pleasantly clicky and feature key travel of 1.7 millimeters, which is within our 1.5 to 2.0 mm preferred range.Battery lifeWe didn’t get exact numbers for battery life, but Lenovo promised that both the ThinkPad P43s and the P53s will last “all day,” presumably meaning at least 8 hours. What we do know for sure is that the P53s has a 57Whr battery, while the P43s has a 50Whr battery, which makes sense because of the size difference. The power supply will be a Type-C input, similar to the previous generation, so the charger will remain portable as well.Considering that the previous ThinkPad P52s nailed 8 hours and 24 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, I’d say the odds of the revamped versions achieving a similar battery life are pretty good.OutlookWe’re excited to get the ThinkPad P43s and the P53s through our lab to see how they stack up against the P52s. Ideally, the display will be brighter and the graphics performance will be much stronger with its new GPU. Stay tuned for the full review and benchmarks.Credit: LenovoWhich GPU is Right For You?Which Laptop CPU is Right for You?Best Laptops for College Students Starting Price$1,499$1,499 Size12.95 x 8.94 x 0.7 inches14.4 x 9.76 x 0.75 inches GraphicsNvidia Quadro P520 As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder’s dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. 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WASHINGTON, D. C. – A strong U.S. economy and lower world oil prices will only mean good news for Central America next year, predicts the World Bank official directly responsible for the six-country region.Humberto López, who oversees the bank’s operations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, said “everybody is growing, and overall things will be a little better in 2015 than in 2014,” thanks to a convergence of factors.“We are moderately optimistic for Central America,” López told The Tico Times in an interview from the World Bank’s Washington headquarters.“Unlike South America – which has been negatively affected by the economic slowdown in China and a decline in commodity prices – Central America doesn’t depend on commodities such as minerals,” he said. “Their trade with China isn’t that big. These countries trade mainly with the U.S., whose economy is improving. Secondly, they rely on imported oil, and the decline in oil prices will help their economies.”On Friday, the price of West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, settled to below $58 per barrel, a level not seen since the 2009 recession. Some economists see prices sinking to $40 a barrel next year if U.S. production continues increasing. At the same time, the IMF predicts economic growth for the United States at 3.1 percent next year, which bodes well for Central America, said López.Panama, with 3.9 million inhabitants, is the smallest of the region’s six Spanish-speaking countries in population. As in 2014, it will lead Central America – and all of Latin America, in fact – next year with 7 percent growth, according to the World Bank.In second place is the region’s poorest country, Nicaragua, whose economy is projected to grow at 4.4 percent. Costa Rica follows close behind at 4 percent, with Guatemala and Honduras in the 3 to 3.5 percent range. Bringing up the rear is El Salvador, which the World Bank says will see GDP growth of only 2 percent in 2015.Last Wednesday, López warned at an Inter-American Dialogue panel that Costa Rica’s projected 6.7 percent fiscal deficit-to-GDP ratio is unsustainable in the long run – and that officials would have to cut spending and boost tax collection in order to bring the economy back into equilibrium.It’s perhaps no coincidence that the three Central American countries with the slowest growth also suffer from the worst violence. In 2013, an average 19 Hondurans were killed every day, translating into a homicide rate of 79 per 100,000. That was down from the 90.4 per 100,000 recorded the year before, and 2014 figures are likely to show a further drop – but Honduras still ranks as the world’s most violent country.Neighboring El Salvador and Guatemala weren’t far behind, with 2012 homicide rates of 41.2 and 39.9 percent respectively, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.“Beyond the effect crime and violence have on human suffering is the effect they have on profitability,” said López. “Companies need to hire security, and there are losses associated with robbery. In some countries, particularly in El Salvador, people don’t want to work when it’s dark. High levels of crime and violence have a negative impact on the investment climate. So the economic costs of violence in these countries are huge.”That, of course, pushes people to seek their fortunes elsewhere, said López, who along with World Bank colleague Pablo Fajnzylber co-edited a 2008 study titled “Remittances and Development: Lessons from Latin America.”And while migration is costly, he said, the fact that so many Central Americans live abroad – mainly in the United States and Spain – means remittances have become a crucial source of foreign exchange for these countries.See also: Remittances account for 10 percent of Guatemala’s GDP Remittances account for more than 16 percent of the foreign exchange coming into El Salvador, where billboards such as this one just outside San Salvador International Airport advertise money transfer services from the United States. Larry Luxner/The Tico TimesLast year, Central American immigrants living outside the region sent back more than $14 billion. Some 87 percent of Guatemala’s one million or so migrants live in the United States – mainly in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago and San Francisco.In absolute terms, Guatemalans wired home $5.8 billion in remittances – more than any other Central American country – though in terms of economic importance, Honduras led the pack; the $3.3 billion overseas Hondurans sent home represented 16.9 percent of the country’s total GDP, according to latest World Bank figures.That compares to 16.4 percent for El Salvador and 10 percent for Guatemala. At the other extreme were Costa Rica, where remittances account for only 1.2 percent of total GDP, and Panama, where they represent a minuscule 1 percent.Interestingly, Costa Rica has more immigrants from the rest of Central America than do the region’s other five countries combined. According to a report by Inter-American Dialogue’s Remittance Industry Observatory (RIO), the largest such group of migrants are the 303,523 Nicaraguans living in neighboring Costa Rica.Some 72 percent of Costa Rica’s immigrants are Nicaraguans, and 93 percent of all Nicaraguan migrants live in Costa Rica. In 2012, they transferred $271.7 million back to Nicaragua, said RIO. World Bank headquarters, Washington, D.C. Larry Luxner/The Tico TimesLópez, a Spanish national from Bilbao who’s been with the World Bank for 18 years, took over the Central America portfolio just over five months ago. Before that, he was director of economic policy for the Latin American and Caribbean region. Among the decorations in his office: a small desk flag of Spain, a bottle of Ron Zacapa from Guatemala, and a 2001 “President’s Award for Excellence” signed by James D. Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank Group.Responding to frequent criticism that the World Bank is a U.S.-controlled tool of capitalists who couldn’t care less about the plight of poor countries, López insisted that the venerable institution bears little resemblance to what it was in the 1980s and ’90s.“Many people still have a view of the World Bank of 20 years ago, when perhaps the bank was associated with structural adjustments,” López told The Tico Times. “The World Bank has changed dramatically in recent years, and now we get involved mostly in health and education.Asked for specifics, he said: “We have been helping countries like Honduras create a social protection system. In Panama we’re helping modernize government structures, and we’re working with Guatemala to improve agricultural competitiveness.” Facebook Comments Related posts:For Central America’s migrant women, life can change in a second Central American leaders offer plan to slow child migrant surge Remittances account for 10 percent of Guatemala’s GDP Guatemala-Honduras customs union first step in regional development plan
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Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Travel industry mainstay Flight Centre faces charges of denying former assistant store manager, Richard Barnes, his rights under the Fair Work Act.Industrial relations advocate Josh Bornstein is the solicitor pursuing the action against Flight Centre, claiming workplace mistreatment and punishment.Mr Barnes, rated as the top Australian agent before his resignation, alleged he was bullied at the company’s Frankston Student Flights store after complaining about the “relentless” ill-treatment of a colleague by store manager Kelly Gallasch.Ms Gallasch is alleged to have consistently berated a female co-worker of Mr Barnes’, using terms such as “useless”, she “stinks” and suggesting she deserved to wear a “boob apron” at a work event due to lacking job performance.After making an internal complaint Mr Barnes claims Ms Gallasch turned her attention to him in a manner which “intensified over a period of approximately six months.” Mr Barnes said Flight Centre’s human resources director, Gavin Miller and its national leader, Jared Baker, who has since left the company, were informed about his bullying allegations.According to the legal claim, Ms Gallasch boasted to be “doing little things I know would be annoying him… [like having the] heater pumped… laughing out loud, singing Bon Jovi.”Mr Bornstein believes this case only goes to show the depths and countless methods of workplace discrimination.“The only limit to workplace bullying is one’s imagination,” he said.Mr Barnes was prompted to resign and sue the company, after being shifted from his store and allegedly accused of acting inappropriately.A spokesperson for Flight Centre said the company “takes allegations of this nature seriously and took action against several people in this instance.”“Policies are in place internally and there is also a whistleblowers’ hotline for those who want to speak to someone independently,” the spokesperson said. Mr Bornstein is asking the federal government to introduce new laws that address bullying concerns before victims are forced to leave work and take legal action.
HOURLY labour costs in Cyprus dropped 7.6 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of the year, the European statistical service Eurostat said yesterday.Hourly labour costs in the euro area (EA17) rose by 1.0 per cent in the year up to the third quarter of 2013, compared with +1.1 per cent for the second quarter of 2013. It was their slowest pace in three years in the three months to September, Eurostat said, in a sign the cost competitiveness of eurozone countries was improving.In the EU28, the annual rise was also 1.0 per cent up to the third quarter of 2013, compared with +1.1 per cent in the previous quarter.Labour costs in Cyprus’ construction industry dropped by 6.1 per cent, compared with a reduction of 0.2 per cent in the eurozone and 0.2 per cent in the EU.In the service sector, labour costs fell 5.5 per cent against a 1.0 per cent rise in the eurozone and 1.0 per cent in the EU.The two main components of labour costs are wages and salaries and non-wage costs.Wage costs in Cyprus dropped 7.7 per cent and non-wage fell 6.7 per cent.In the euro area, wages and salaries per hour worked grew by 1.3 per cent and the non-wage component by 0.4 per cent in the year up to the third quarter of 2013, compared with +1.4 per cent and +0.3 per cent respectively for the previous quarter.In the EU28, hourly wages & salaries rose by 1.2 per cent and the non-wage component by 0.3 per cent in the year up to the third quarter of 2013, compared with +1.3 per cent and +0.5 per cent respectively for the second quarter of 2013.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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flipping over Credit: Chatty Buddhacom/Hotspot Media Gail who works for the council said: "The car came out of nowhere it was absolutely terrifying "We were travelling at 40mph while the other car must have been driving at over 100mph"All the airbags went off and Stephen was knocked unconscious "We were both taken to Barnsley Hospital by an ambulance after passers-by called for help"Stephen broke his foot while I was left badly bruised and we were both very shaken"Credit: Chatty Buddhacom/Hotspot Media The couples Hyundai 4×4 car was written off in the collision which has left the pair extremely nervous to be back on the roads Gail said: "We were due to go to Benidorm a week after it happened and had to cancel due to our injuries "Stephen is a security guard and now he struggles with being on his feet all day"We didnt see the other car until it hit us We didnt stand a chance"The car in front only just managed to swerve out of the way in the nick of time"Since the incident Gail now says 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