first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is fractured Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award He’s in good hands. At Alabama, Sexton played for former NBA guard Avery Johnson, and he’s being passed to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, a 14-year pro looking forward to developing the youngster.“I’ve watched him play,” Lue said. “I understand who he is as a player and as a person, talked to his parents a lot throughout the course of his college selection, so I know them very well. I’m just excited, man. To be able to have a young talent that I can help mold and build and make better and teach him what suit to wear, what shoes to wear with a suit, how to tie a tie, when you go to dinner, things like that that Bryan Shaw and Robert Horry and Ron Harper and those guys taught me, so I’m very excited about that.”Sexton wowed the Cavs during his personal workout, which came one day after Cleveland was swept by the Warriors. He attended Game 4, and as he witnessed James, Kevin Durant and others competing at the highest level the game offers, Sexton could imagine one day being part of the action.“Like the seats were shaking,” he said. “Fans were screaming. Just I feel like I’ll be ready to play in something like that when it’s my time.”Sexton smiled throughout his introductory news conference, which came following a nearly sleepless night in New York. And while he came across as easygoing and affable, there’s a darker side to Sexton.On the floor, he’s ferocious.“When you get between those lines, there’s no friends,” he said. “When you get between those lines it’s us against them, and we’re trying to win. It’s like a switch that cuts on. It’s go time when you get on the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers first round draft selection, Collin Sexton, center, displays his jersey with Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman, left and Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue during a news conference at the Cavaliers training facility in Independence, Ohio, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Collin Sexton endeared himself to the Cavaliers with his competitive streak, speed and attitude long before they picked him in the NBA draft.His jersey number showed them something else: He’s fearless.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sexton made quite a first impression by deciding to take No. 2, his college number but also the one previously worn in Cleveland by All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. After showing off his jersey at a news conference Friday, Sexton said he doesn’t feel pressure to live up to Irving’s high standards.READ: NBA Draft: Cavs select Bama’s Sexton to help convince LeBron to stayFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Not at all,” he said. “Coming in, I’m going to set goals for myself and then as well there’s going to be team goals set. But I feel like I’m not going to have to live up to anybody’s shoes, but I’m going to come in and learn and be the best player I can be on the court as well as off the court.”Some Cleveland fans feel No. 2 should be retired. After all, Irving made the biggest shot in franchise history in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals before asking to be traded last summer to escape the daunting shadow cast by LeBron James. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Maybe one day No. 2 will hang in the rafters. For now, it belongs to Sexton.With an eye toward rebuilding — and maybe persuading James to re-sign this summer — the Cavs selected Sexton, the lightning-quick Alabama point guard, on Thursday night with the No. 8 overall pick. As a freshman, the 19-year-old Sexton carried the Crimson Tide to the NCAA Tournament, for a brief time giving the school’s rabid football fans a late-winter diversion before coach Nick Saban blew his whistle in spring practice.The Cavs believe Sexton, who earned his “Young Bull” nickname in high school for his charge-ahead playing style, can help them finally offset the loss of Irving. Without him, Cleveland lacked a dependable second-scoring option for James; the club spent the entire season with a virtual revolving door at the position as coach Tyronn Lue started eight point guards.Irving’s absence was never felt more than in the Finals as the Golden State Warriors only had to concentrate on James. The Cavs didn’t have another player capable of breaking down their defense.Sexton gives Cleveland a new weapon.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more


first_imgRoberto Di Matteo paid tribute to his players – and Didier Drogba in particular – after Chelsea’s incredible triumph in Munich.And the Italian refused to discuss his future amid calls for him to be installed as manager after leading the Blues to Champions League glory.Di Matteo told Sky: “We have a group of players that have a big heart, passion and desire and that was the only way to achieve this trophy.“It was an immense effort from everyone and we are very happy. Bayern is a good team and when they scored there wasn’t much time left and in a game like this you need players to rise to the occasion.“He’s [Drogba] been incredible for this club. He scored a fantastic goal to keep us in the game and then the penalty to win it.”More reaction to follow later.Who was your Chelsea man of the match? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgAustralian captain Steven Smith on Monday conceded that his side would have to improve its performance if it wanted to go the distance in the World T20 tournament as they huffed and puffed to a three-wicket win over Bangladesh in Bengaluru.”We haven’t been good enough in the middle overs (against Bangladesh). Don’t know about that, we made it difficult at the end. We have to do better,” Smith said when asked about Australia making themselves difficult in their run chase from a seemingly comfortable position.Australia were well placed at 95 for 1 in the 12th over but from there they lost six wickets in 6.3 overs for the addition of 57 runs to put themselves in trouble. Their brisk rate of scoring before the batting collapse saved them from a possible defeat as they chased down the target of 157 with nine balls to spare.He said that the top-order batsmen should have taken up the responsibility of finishing the match with one of them staying till the end.”Bangladesh bowled quite well in the middle overs. It was about the top four going on and get a not out and making it more clinical,” he said.”We’ve had a bit of travel, but it’s not an excuse.” (Khawaja leads Australia to win against Bangladesh )Pakistan and India play well in these conditions. They’re different, the pitches weren’t like this in the IPL. Our players have to adapt better,” he added.Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said that his side’s bowling and fielding departments could have done better.advertisement”First six overs was crucial, we knew this ground was high-scoring. Our fielding and bowling could have been better.”Mahmudullah played really well, Mithun and Shakib too,” said Mashrafe.”Two losses in a row, but we have two matches left and we’ll see what happens,” he added.last_img read more


first_imgIndia Today has accessed the post mortem report of model Sonika Chauhan who died in a fatal car crash in Kolkata on April 29. The report states that the model turned sports anchor died “due to effects of injuries” sustained in the fatal crash.As per the report, Sonika sustained critical injuries in the head which eventually resulted in her death. According to Kolkata police sources, the model was seated in the front seat, and unlike actor Vikram she was not wearing the seat belt, a reason why she bore the maximum impact of the crash.The report mentions “extravasation of blood covered right frontal to right occipital region” as well as “diffused sub-dural haematoma covered both cerebral hemispheres including their under surfaces”. It also mentions other injuries on the chest and arm.Doctors say, the report indicates severe head injury resulting in massive internal hemorrhage. Given the extent of head injury is so large, they say the possibility of the car moving at a very high speed cannot be ruled out.Remember, actor Vikram Chatterjee who was at the wheel when the accident took place survived the crash. Chatterjee has claimed that he was neither drunk nor speeding his car. Although, police sources claim the actor was driving anywhere between 95 and 105 Km per hour.Chatterjee, who is presently out on bail granted by a lower court has appealed before the High Court for anticipatory bail fearing a possible arrest. This after the Kolkata Police filed a petition before the Alipore court last week to add the non-bailable IPC section 304 against the actor.advertisementMeanwhile, the bereaved parents of Sonika Chauhan has once again appealed for justice. “We want justice for our daughter. The Kolkata police have taken a step forward in imposing a stricter section. Now we are awaiting June 13 after courts open when the bail plea will be heard,” they said in a statement.Also read | Vikram Chatterjee files for anticipatory bail in Sonika Chauhan death caseAlso read | Sonika Chauhan death: Lab claims Vikram’s blood sample inadequate for forensic testAlso read | Kolkata model Sonika’s death: Actor Vikram Chatterjee booked for culpable homicideAlso Watch: Sonika Chauhan’s death: Kolkata lab says got inadequate sample of Vikram Chatterjee’s bloodlast_img read more


first_imgSOCHI, Russia (AP) — Nyet this time.Although Russia made it further at this year’s World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw.The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked team in the tournament at No. 70, were trying to make it to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the Soviet Union finished fourth at the 1966 tournament in England.Even Russian President Vladimir Putin was taken in by the host nation’s surprising run, at least according to Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov.“Putin called me during the day, and he called me right now,” Cherchesov said. “He congratulated us on a very good game. He said what we showed on the field was great. I told him we were disappointed. He said we should have our eyes open and make the next steps.”The Croats hadn’t advanced to the semifinals at the World Cup since 1998, when the country made its first appearance. Croatia will next play England in the semifinals on Wednesday in Moscow.Russia’s Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)With the crowd silenced following an extra-time header from Croatia defender Domagoj Vida in the 101st minute, Russia defender Mario Fernandes scored with his own header in the 115th to send the match to yet another penalty shootout.Fernandes, who was born in Brazil but rejected a chance to play for that country’s national team in 2011, sent his penalty kick wide of the net in the shootout, giving Croatia the advantage.Both goalkeepers made early saves in the shootout, with an injured Danijel Subasic stopping the opening shot from Fyodor Smolov. Igor Akinfeev later blocked an attempt from Mateo Kovacic.At 1-1, Fernandes missed his shot — only the second player to miss in any of the four shootouts at this year’s World Cup.The teams then traded two scores each before Ivan Rakitic calmly converted the winning penalty.“We should have finished the job before penalties but maybe it’s written in the stars we have to go through the extra drama,” said Luka Modric, whose penalty bounced off Akinfeev’s hand and the post before entering the other side of the net.Croatia national soccer team players celebrate after a penalty is saved in a shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Croatia won the match 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 2-2 after extra time. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Denis Cheryshev gave Russia the lead in regulation time with a long-range shot into the upper corner in the 31st minute. Croatia equalized with Andrej Kramaric’s header near halftime.“I left everything on the field and unfortunately we were unlucky,” Russia midfielder Roman Zobnin said. “We gave everything we could.”It was the second straight time both teams played in a penalty shootout. Russia beat Spain 4-3 and Croatia defeated Denmark 3-2 in the round of 16.Argentina in 1990 had been the last team to win consecutive World Cup shootouts. The defending champions at the time defeated Yugoslavia in the quarterfinals and Italy in the semifinals that year, which also made Italy the last host nation to lose on penalties before Saturday.The victory overwhelmed Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic, who cried after Rakitic’s winning penalty.“It wasn’t a beautiful game, but it was a battle,” Dalic said. “We were lucky. I was concentrating throughout the match, but after that penalty it came bursting out of me.”___MOOT MIDFIELDModric and Rakitic were decisive in the shootout but didn’t play up to expectations in regulation and extra time, unable to create many significant chances for Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic up front.Both players were beaten by Cheryshev in the play that led to the opening goal for the Russians.___CHERYSHEV AGAINCheryshev was Russia’s leading scorer at the World Cup with four goals. He converted the final penalty for Russia in the shootout against Spain, as well as the winner against Egypt and a pair of goals in the opener against Saudi Arabia in the group stage.Many fans gave him a standing ovation when he was taken off in the second half.—By TALES AZZONI , AP Sports WriterCroatia’s Andrej Kramaric, right, scores his side’s first goal past Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Croatia’s Andrej Kramaric celebrates his side’s opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)Croatia’s Andrej Kramaric, second left, scores his side’s opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Croatia’s Andrej Kramaric, right, scores his side’s first goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)Russia’s Denis Cheryshev scores his side’s opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Croatia’s Luka Modric, left, celebrates after scores penalty shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Croatia’s Luka Modric celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgTop country music artists Darius Rucker and Randy Houser have both started the new year off with successful music releases, but they are also being recognized for their volunteer work with Musicians on Call (MOC), a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.Darius Rucker performs for patients in Nashville.Credit/Copyright: Musicians On CallNBC’s Lester Holt recently traveled to Nashville, Tenn. to join Rucker and Houser as they performed and visited with patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt through the MOC Nashville branch. The visit, recently highlighted in Country Weekly magazine, was the focus of the Making a Difference segment of NBC Nightly News on Saturday, Feb. 16.The two artists shared with Holt their experiences over the years performing for patients in healthcare facilities and the influence it has on them personally to witness the visible affect music has on these patients. Weighing in on the advantages of having Musicians On Call in their hospital was Dr. Elisabeth M. Dykens, Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, who can personally attest to the patient benefits achieved through music.“Everyone could see the impact of music on the patients, their families and hospital staff when Darius Rucker and Randy Houser entered the hospital rooms to play a song just for them,” shares Musicians On Call Executive Director, Dr. Leslie Faerstein. “Musicians On Call goes to the bedsides of patients 41 times a week in 6 cities and delivers the healing power of music to those who need it most.”Source:Musicians On Calllast_img read more


first_img See it Now playing: Watch this: $155 at Google Express 2:56 “While the authorization process won’t be perfect, it will help us confirm the legitimacy of an organization and provide people with more details about who’s behind the ads they are seeing,” the company wrote in its blog post. Facebook last year rolled out new policies for all political ads following scrutiny over Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The social network also created a publicly viewable election ad database, showing all of a given advertiser’s previous ads, the amount spent and the demographics the ads targeted. In addition to the stricter identification requirements, Facebook said Wednesday it’ll continue to make election-related updates over the coming months. These will include enhancements to the Ad Library, new Page requirements for national candidates and elected officials and expanding its policy to prohibit ads that discourage people from voting. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tags $6 at Tidal Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsMore to come! Note: 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. Politics Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP 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. $999 Tags Share your voice $210 at Best Buy 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) 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. $999 Apple iPhone XS The Cheapskate 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. Comment See It Boost Mobile $999 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo See at Amazon DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $299 at Amazon Best Buy 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. $999 Turo Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See Itcenter_img Read DJI Osmo Action preview 1 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sarah Tew/CNET Sprint Read the AirPods review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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). Mark Zuckerberg Facebook,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.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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. Share your voice Want to post an election-related ad on Facebook? There are new requirements you’ll have to meet. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook says it’s taking more steps to protect the 2020 US elections, including stricter identification requirements for people and organizations running political or issue ads. This comes after a “number of cases” in which advertisers tried to include misleading disclaimers about who was paying for an ad, the social network said in a blog post on Wednesday.Starting next month, advertisers will be required to provide more information — like street address, Federal Election Commission ID number, or a government or business email that matches their website domain — to prove the identify of their organization before Facebook will review and approve their “Paid for by” disclaimer. Ads that don’t provide the additional information by mid-October will be paused, Facebook said. This info will be made available in Facebook’s public ad library. 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. 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. Go inside Facebook’s election war room Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Comments Chris Monroe/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It $59 at eBay Read the Rylo camera preview Angela Lang/CNET $60 at Best Buy Rylo Sarah Tew/CNET Smart displays let Amazon, Facebook, Google show you answers to your questions Read Google Home Hub review 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. 7 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. 14 Photos Amazonlast_img read more


first_imgA suicide bomber killed at least 11 people in Iraq on Wednesday in an attack that underscored the threat still posed by the Islamic State group despite a string of defeats.The assailant blew up a vehicle at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Al-Qaim, one of the last towns in Iraq to be recaptured from IS, near the Syrian border.Five members of the security forces were among 11 people killed in the blast, which also wounded 16 other people, mostly civilians, police Captain Mahmud Jassem told AFP.IS said in a statement that it carried out the attack, which it claimed had left 50 people dead or wounded.Al-Qaim, around 340 kilometres (215 miles) from Baghdad, was retaken from IS in November last year.One month later, prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the jihadists.But since then, the security forces have announced a number of campaigns to flush out holdout IS fighters from sparsely populated areas from which they have continued to mount attacks.Iraq’s security services said the vehicle used in the attack had been rigged with explosives in a desert area on the edge of Syria.The attacker drove past two roadblocks before detonating the bomb at a third checkpoint after security forces opened fire.The latest bombing is intended by IS to send a message that “we can act quickly and strike wherever we want”, said Hisham al-Hashemi, an expert on radical Islamist groups.He said the jihadists had chosen the area because of its strategic location on the border and the presence of US and French forces belonging to the international coalition against IS.The vast desert that straddles the frontier with Syria on either side of the Euphrates valley town of Al-Qaim has been one of the jihadists’ principal hideouts.Hashemi said about 2,000 IS jihadists are still active in Iraq including around 100 foreigners whose objective is “to take revenge on those who have driven them out”.On the Syrian side of the border, offensives by forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad and a US-backed coalition have pushed IS jihadists out of most of the territory they once controlled.In a purported new audio message released last week, IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his followers to “not give up the jihad against their enemy”.Baghdadi was thought to have been killed several times, and the US has offered up a $25-million (21.5-million euro) reward for information leading to his capture or death.last_img read more


first_imgTo commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, Embassy of China in association with India China Economic and Cultural Council organised a cultural evening – Chinese KungFu Show, to strengthen the bilateral cultural cooperation between India and China, on 24 September at Siri Fort Auditorium. The show saw the performances by the Shaolin Kung Fu Performance Troupe. The troupe belongs to the Emperor of Tang Dynasty from 621 B.C. and is one of the ancient troupes from China, straight from the Shaolin Temple. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Performing for the first time in India, the Shaolin Kung Fu troupe displayed an array of excellent skills such as the Zen Kungfu, eight-piece brocade, long-style boxing, Kungfu by two fingers, imitative-style boxing among many others.  Shaolin Kung Fu Performance troupe, being known for its historic background and art training, showcased their various breath taking and astonishing skills at the evening enthralling the crowd with their surprise tricks. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSpeaking on the occasion, Zhang Zhihong, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of China in India expressed warm greetings on the occasion of China National Day and wished for the complete success of the program and contributes to the people and culture exchange between the two countries. Mohammed Saqib, Secretary General, India China Economic and Cultural Council thanked all for gathering and ensuring a trademark show ever in the history of cultural evenings. Also gracing the occasion with theirbest wishes were Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and  Le Yucheng, Chinese Ambassador to India.last_img read more


first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: 6.25pm. The accident is now reported to have cleared, according to traffic data company INRIX. Traffic is again flowing as normal following the crash, which took place just before 5.30pm. We will continue to update you with the latest traffic and travel news as we get it. There has been a road accident on the A523 in a Staffordshire Moorlands village this evening. The accident is reported to have taken place on the A523 Westbound in Waterhouses before Earlsway. Traffic data company INRIX says traffic is heavy in the area – but the road is not understood to be closed at this stage. The nature of the incident is unclear but it is understood to have taken place just before 5.30pm. We will update this story when the road clears or we have further information for you. In other travel news which may affect Moorlands motorists, Cheshire East Council are deploying their gritters on roads in their area later this evening. The A523 has been closed on the other side of Leek for most of the day while bridge repairs were carried out in Bosley. For the latest traffic and travel news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands, including Leek , Cheadle and other areas, visit leek-news.co.uk.last_img read more