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  • Congress Gandhis Come Out In Support Of P Chidambaram Hit Out At

    first_imgNEW DELHI: The Congress today rallied behind its senior leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who is wanted by two investigative agencies in a corruption case. A lookout notice was issued this morning against the former minister as CBI and the Enforcement Directorate failed to locate him since last evening. While Rahul Gandhi called it a “disgraceful misuse of power”, his sister Priyanka Gandhi said the former minister was being “shamefully hunted down”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsYesterday, the Delhi High Court refused to provide Mr Chidambaram any further protection from arrest, saying “magnitude and enormity” of material produced by the investigating agencies “dis-entitles him from any pre-arrest bail”. Within hours, teams of the CBI and the ED made a beeline for his residence. Failing to find him there, some of them camped out there overnight. This morning, as the news came of the lookout notice, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi, protested vehemently against the move of the government. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”Modi’s Govt is using the ED, CBI & sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Mr Chidambaram. I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted. His sister Priyanka Gandhi tweeted: “An extremely qualified and respected member of the Rajya Sabha, @PChidambaram_IN ji has served our nation with loyalty for decades including as Finance Minister & Home Minister. He unhesitatingly speaks truth to power and exposes the failures of this government, but the truth is inconvenient to cowards so he is being shamefully hunted down,” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted. The BJP, though, has kept largely silent on the issue. This morning, party leader Amit Malviya took a dig at the Congress, saying, “Priyanka stood by Vadra, backing Chidambaram is natural”. Mr Chidambaram has been accused of facilitating a huge infusion of foreign funds into a television company, INX Media, in 2007 on the behest of his son Karti Chidambaram, who allegedly received kickbacks for this. At the time, he was the country’s finance minister in the UPA government. Mr Chidambaram has denied the allegations, saying it was politically motivated. (Inputs from NDTV.com)last_img read more

  • Appeal court overturns sex assault convictions of HIVpositive man

    first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s highest court has overturned the sexual assault convictions of an HIV-positive former boxer who slept with two women, saying their consent wasn’t diminished by the man not disclosing his condition.Claude Thompson was found guilty of sexual assault causing bodily harm of two women in Antigonish, N.S., and sentenced to 30 months in jail.In a written ruling released Thursday, the Appeal Court of Nova Scotia acquitted him.“The sole issue in this case is whether psychological harm said to have been caused by non-disclosure of HIV status vitiates consent to sexual activity. The short answer is no, it does not,” Justice Duncan Beveridge wrote for the three-judge panel.The appeal court quoted one expert who said HIV is no longer lethal, and another who said it’s now much easier to manage than diabetes.“Failure by a sexual partner to disclose that he or she has a sexually transmitted disease is morally reprehensible, but it is not usually a crime. Most STDs can be cured with appropriate treatment or do not constitute a serious health threat,” wrote Beveridge.The appeal attracted national interest: HIV/AIDS groups from Ontario and Quebec, as well as the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, had intervener status.The appeal court said the groups backed Thompson’s claim of legal error, “and fear the potential implications of the trial judge’s ruling on people living with HIV.”The case dates back to December 2011. Thompson, who had moved to Antigonish from Ontario, had testified that he told both women he had HIV and used a condom, but the trial judge, Justice Suzanne Hood, wasn’t convinced.Still, she found that HIV transmission was unlikely because of the specific circumstances of the two cases, and neither woman did contract HIV.Hood acquitted Thompson of the more serious charges of aggravated sexual assault.But she found the women had suffered psychological harm from not knowing whether the virus had been transmitted, which amounted to bodily harm and, coupled with his deception, ultimately “vitiated” their consent. She convicted him of the lesser charge of sexual assault causing bodily harm.But the appeal court disagreed.“Stress from being lied to, however despicable the deception may be, is simply not sufficient to vitiate consent for the purposes of the criminal law,” Beveridge wrote.“Worry, stress, anger are natural emotions on learning of unwittingly being exposed to HIV. But absent a significant risk of serious bodily harm, satisfied by actual transmission or a realistic possibility of transmission, consent is not vitiated.”The appeal panel’s decision Thursday details the reasons for its Sept. 19, 2017, ruling it acknowledged was “unusual.” That ruling quashed the charges after the Crown had conceded five days earlier that the judge had erred and Thompson should be acquitted.last_img read more

  • Local group teams up with Volcom to build skate parks in First

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Fort St. John skate shop has partnered with the local First Nations community in hopes of building skate parks on reserves across B.C. and Alberta.Victory Skateboards owner Cole Andrews is working along side Connie Greyeyes to get the project moving forward.Andrews has also been in contact with multiple skate companies about the project and many have shown interest in joining the cause. According to Andrews the company Volcom is going to sponsor the entire event. The groups idea is still in early development but Greyeyes explained that six First Nations Communities from B.C. and Alberta have already reached out to her asking to get involved.“Our goal is to get all of the communities to do this (build the skate parks), so as they request it were gonna make as many happen in the summer as possible.” Greyeyes stated. “There is no yes or no, if you want it we are going to try and make it happen.”The group hopes that building the skate parks for the communities will make it so kids living on the reserves can stay active within their community, rather then always having to drive to the nearest town for physical activity.The group is hoping to have the first skate park finished in July.last_img read more

  • 215,366 Moroccans Affiliated to Social Security in Spain

    Madrid – Some 215,366 Moroccans were affiliated to social security in Spain by the end of January, despite the drop in Spain’s foreign affiliates, according to official figures issued on Tuesday.The number of foreign Affiliates dropped to a total of 185.259 people in january, However Moroccans remain one of the first among foreign non-EU workers affiliated to social security in Spain. They are followed by the Chinese (95,782 people) and Ecuadorians (65,702), the Spanish ministry of Labor and Social Security said in a statement to 20 Minutos.The number of foreigners whom are affiliated to social security reached in the same period 1,687,585, a drop of 1.42% compared to December (-24,274 workers). The number of Moroccans living legally in Spain on Dec. 31, 2015, was around 766,622 people, according to figures of the Immigration Observatory (OPI). All over Spain foreign Affiliates, including those of Moroccan origin, form part of the following labor regimes. The General regime is the most populated with a total of 1,406,595 workers, which includes agriculture and home care.The Autonomous regime has 277,304 people, ocean affairs 3,519 people and carbon counts with 166 occupants. Of the Total number of affiliates living in spain Spain, 945.462 are women and 742.123 are men, according to El Mundo. read more

  • Alberta government contract to result in three new solar power plants

    CALGARY — The Alberta government is granting a 20-year contract to supply about half of its electric power needs to a partnership that plans to build three new solar power plants for more than $100 million.Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips says the contract to supply about 55 per cent of the government’s annual power consumption will shave $3.9 million per year from the current expiring contracts.She says the winning bid of 4.8 cents per kilowatt-hour by 50-50 partners Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. of Guelph, Ont., and Conklin Metis Local 193 of southern Alberta was selected from 19 companies through a competitive procurement process.John Gorman, CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association, said during the announcement the power price is so low it’s “almost unbelievable,” adding it is less than the average cost of building natural gas powered power generation.Ryan Tourigny, director of development for Canadian Solar, says construction on the three plants at Hays, Jenner and Tilley in southern Alberta will begin in early 2020 and are expected to come on stream in 2021.The plants are to produce about 94 megawatts at peak times, enough to power about 20,000 homes, and about 270 jobs will be created during construction.The Canadian Press read more

  • Algerian soccer great Rabah Madjer to become UN Goodwill Ambassador

    10 October 2011Retired Algerian soccer striker Mustapha Rabah Madjer, who played in two World Cups and starred on the Portuguese club team FC Porto in the 1980s, is to become a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of his work with young people and promotion of sports values. UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova will designate Mr. Madjer as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for a two-year term at a ceremony at its Paris headquarters on Wednesday.“As one of Africa’s most celebrated football players and as a well-known sports broadcaster, Rabah Madjer will place his fame at the service of UNESCO, building tolerance and mutual understanding through sports,” the agency said in a news release today.Born in 1958, he took up coaching immediately after retiring and managed several clubs as well as Algeria’s National team. He has won the Ballon d’or Africain award and is also a television commentator on Al-Jazeera Sports network.“UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors are an outstanding group of personalities who use their talent and status to focus the world’s attention on the objectives and aims of UNESCO, creating visibility for its work in education, culture, science, communication and information,” the agency said.Many UN agencies appoint prominent figures from the worlds of the arts and sports as Goodwill Ambassadors to advance their causes. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appointed Novak Djokovic, the world’s top tennis player, as a Goodwill Ambassador in August, and soccer stars Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane have been organizing charity games as Goodwill Ambassadors of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) since 2003. read more

  • Ranil to India next week

    Opposition UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will travel to India next week, sources at his office said.During his visit he is scheduled to have talks with some Indian government officials. External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris will also be in India next week.Professor Peiris is to handover the official invitation to Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November. (Colombo Gazette)

  • Syria UNICEF partners deliver lifesaving supplies to children in embattled Aleppo

    “The humanitarian situation in Aleppo is desperate,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt, who visited the Syrian capital, Damascus, last week. “Our goal is to reach children who most need our assistance, no matter where they are.” The delivery, carried out by UNICEF, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and other UN agencies, consisted of a 15-truck convoy that travelled from Damascus to Aleppo. UNICEF’s supplies included diarrhoeal disease kits to treat 30,000 people, medical kits for 20,000 people, 2,000 family hygiene kits, cooking stoves, high energy biscuits and school supplies.UNICEF also delivered five generators and eight water tanks that will provide safe drinking water to more than 1 million people in Aleppo. The installation of these generators has already begun, the agency said in a news release.Aleppo, which has been difficult to access due to insecurity and fighting, has the highest number of affected people in the country – at least 2.4 million people. According to UNICEF, half of these are children. “Humanitarian needs, especially for food, water and shelter, are very severe,” said Ahmedou Bahah, who accompanied the convoy as head of UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme in Syria. According to UNICEF, living conditions, especially in the worst affected areas, have become deplorable. Prices have tripled or quadrupled, and families are struggling to provide their children with basic supplies including bread, vegetables and fruits, milk, yogurt and eggs. Since the beginning of the year, UNICEF has participated in 20 UN convoys, 15 of which were to areas controlled by opposition groups. Through these and other missions, UNICEF and its partners have provided 10 million people with access to safe drinking water, vaccinated 1.5 million children, enrolled more than 300,000 children in schools and supported more than 450 school clubs where children receive the support needed to overcome some of the horrors they have witnessed. Since fighting began in March 2011 between the Syrian Government and opposition groups seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad as many as 100,000 people have been killed, almost 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries and a further 4 million have been internally displaced. In addition, at least 6.8 million Syrian require urgent humanitarian assistance. read more

  • Wrestling Buckeyes look for big win against Big Red in Ithaca

    OSU then-freshman Myles Martin during a match against Wisconsin on Feb. 13 at St. John Arena. Credit: Lantern file photoWith the regular season coming to a close after a Feb. 12 win at No. 13 Minnesota, the No. 4 Ohio State wrestling team travels to Ithaca, New York, to take on No. 8 Cornell in the NWCA National Duals Championship Series.Cornell boasts four ranked wrestlers on their team, all of which compete at 165 pounds or higher. OSU’s roster also contains four wrestlers ranked in those weight classes, but will be without No. 1 heavyweight and junior Kyle Snyder, as he will be returning from participating in the Iran Freestyle World Cup.The Big Red’s most dominant wrestler is No. 1 184-pounder and two-time national champion Gabe Dean. OSU’s No. 7 sophomore Myles Martin will be tasked with taking on the defending champ in Ithaca this week.Last time the two faced off, Dean wiped the floor with Martin, picking up a 13-4 major decision.“The more Myles has competed at the weight against the high-level guys, the more confidence he’s gotten,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said. “His win over (Nebraska’s T.J. Dudley) was kind of a statement internally for him that this weight is a weight that I can be the best in the country at.”Martin moved to the seventh-ranked spot at 184 pounds after an 11-5 decision over Dudley on Feb. 10.At 174 pounds, redshirt junior No. 1 Bo Jordan of the Buckeyes against No. 3 Brian Realbuto is expected to have fireworks. Jordan returned to the lineup on Feb. 10 after aggravating a foot injury Jan. 27 against Iowa.“I didn’t have a lot of chances to test myself this season, so this weekend will be a good chance to test myself,” Jordan said. “I got a really good guy, so just making sure I go out there and get after it, just see where I’m at.”Jordan tallied a fall and a major decision victory against unranked opponents at Nebraska and Iowa in his return to the lineup.Jordan, however, is not the only Buckeye battling injury heading into the postseason. Redshirt sophomore 157-pounder Jake Ryan has not seen action since Jan. 27, but Tom Ryan said the team is hopeful to have him back for the dual against Cornell, and if not, at least for the Big Ten Tournament.If the Buckeyes are without Ryan, they would likely send out redshirt sophomore Anthony DeCarlo to compete at 157 pounds. Redshirt senior Josh Fox will also be in the lineup at heavyweight with Snyder out.No. 1 redshirt junior and 133-pounder Nathan Tomasello was awarded the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week after defeating two ranked opponents, including his first pin of the season over Minnesota’s No. 17 Mitchell McKee. Despite his regular season accolades, including an undefeated record, Tomasello remains focused on postseason success.“It’s just another time to show what we have as a team and to keep building,” Tomasello said. “Cornell is a solid lineup, they’re a good top-10 team, so it’s exciting to compete over there, in New York, against them.”After the matchup against Cornell, the Buckeyes will have a week off in preparation for the Big Ten Tournament in Bloomington, Indiana, on March 4 and 5. read more

  • To shoot an elephant is an awesome thing to do says trophy

    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. You can listen to the BBC 5 Live podcast Kevin Pietersen: Beast of Man on BBC Sounds from midnight on Monday May 8.  The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said indigenous communities should be “respected and not patronised” admitting the UK currently has no plans to ban trophy hunting imports.Mr Gove says it is a “delicate political balancing act”.Speaking to ex-cricketer Kevin Pietersen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Mr Gove said that he had been advised by charities to “be cautious” in following other countries and outlawing the controversial practice of importing animal parts resulting from the hunts of rare, often endangered, animals.Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has left his batting career behind to pursue a new passion for conservation and has vowed to try to get the British government to change its stance on allowing trophy hunters to import goods.Mr Pietersen was talking to the Minister for his new BBC Radio 5 Live podcast Beast of Man, in which he looks at the hunting of endangered species, especially the rhino, in his native South Africa.Born in South Africa, the former England cricketer recently filmed a documentary about trophy hunting after Cecil the lion was killed in Zimbabwe in 2015.In the interview, he asks Mr Gove why the UK has not followed other countries including Australia, France and the Netherlands and enforced a ban on trophies.Mr Gove responds that he has been advised by conservationists and charities to proceed with caution. He says:  “Don’t come in, you know, with your clod-hopping boots from the UK and necessarily tell people in each of these countries exactly how they should regulate their own wildlife,” he said.”On an emotional level and on a personal level, I find difficult to understand. But you know I also recognise that I’ve got to respect if there is expertise, which says that being done in a managed way can help wildlife overall, then let’s just test that.”Currently, if a trophy hunter wanted to bring a souvenir from their hunt back into the UK, they could do so, with a special permit.A cross-party Early Day Motion, signed by more than 159 MPs, has also called on the UK government to stop trophy hunting imports of endangered species.Mr Gove said: “I think that there is growing momentum for the law to change. But what I don’t want to do is to get ahead.””I don’t want to be in a position where am I running so far in advance of what other charities and other leaders want, that we risk the good relationship that’s been built up over time.”Like so many areas of campaigning, it’s partly a process of education and it’s partly a process of dialogue.He said he was aware that some communities had got used to an income from trophy hunting: “We’ve got to make sure that there is a clear alternative that they know that their livelihoods and their lifestyle are going to be respected and not patronised before they will feel comfortable about moving.”In the podcast, one trophy hunter told Mr Pietersen that the sport is thrilling and helped conservation: “To shoot an elephant is an awesome thing to do, it is a stunningly, stunningly awesome thing to do, which is why I did it.”I want to try and preserve those wild places in Africa. But the only way they get preserved is if there’s money. If it doesn’t pay it doesn’t stay. It’s as simple as that.”Clients, mainly from Europe or the US, pay often thousands of pounds to take part in a hunt, and keep a ‘trophy’ – usually the head or skin, or another body part.  In 2018, more than 50 celebrities – including singers Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher – signed an open letter in support of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, urging the Government to ban trophy hunters from importing body parts into Britain. read more

  • PICS Enda Kenny did some ploughing in Laois today

    first_imgIT IS ALMOST the inevitable photo-op.Taoiseach Enda Kenny picked up an old hand plough at the Ploughing Championships in Co Laois today and did a bit of work on the field.All smiles and laughs with Press Association’s Niall Carson there to capture the scene:Step 1: The meet and greet Step 2: It’s harder than it looks Step 3: Smile for the camerasPIC: The Taoiseach tried on Google Glasses todayRead: Enda Kenny’s poetic tribute to Seamus Heaney is quite movinglast_img

  • Tallaght Roma girls family victims of racist attacks

    first_imgTHE ROMA FAMILY at the centre of a controversy involving a little blonde girl, who was taken from their house in Tallaght, Dublin, this week, have previously been victims of racist attacks in their area, it has emerged.DNA tests carried out today have proven that the 7-year-old is related to the family. She was taken into the care of the HSE on Monday after being removed from the house during a garda operation.A source close to the family told TheJournal.ie that the family, who have been living at the house for five years, have been targeted several times.Windows at the front of the house have been broken with bricks twice and the landlord has had to install fortified glass . It is understood that several verbal threats have also been made against the family over the last number of years.“There’s a bad feeling in general in Tallaght towards the Roma community,” a source said. “The whole area is a melting pot of mixed cultures so there has been racial tension and that has led to violence and threats.”The source said there have been a number of attacks on “other properties with people from the Roma community”.“In some cases it’s broken windows and there’s been fire damage as well,” they said.‘Witch hunt’This new information comes in the wake of a warning from groups representing immigrants and the Roma community about a ‘witch hunt’ against them.Pavee Point said today that there is a “real danger” that State action based solely on the basis of appearance could create the conditions for an increase in racism and discrimination against the Roma community living in this country.It also emerged today that a two-year-old boy, who had been removed from the home of a Roma family in Athlone because of questions around his identity, has now been returned to them.The head of the Immigrant Council Denise Charlton said the Government needs to make clear what procedures are in place in public services to stop racial profiling from happening.“Any targeting of an individual community for such scrutiny, on the basis of unfounded perceptions that they are more likely than others to break the law, is wrong,” she said.Commenting today on the incidents with the two children, Minister For Justice Alan Shatter said it is important that “no group or minority community is singled out for unwarranted attention, or, indeed, suspicion in relation to child protection issues.”Read: DNA test proves girl taken from house in Tallaght is related to Roma family>More: DNA tests being carried out on girl found living with Roma family>last_img read more

  • Nintendo Zone le service déployé en Europe

    first_imgNintendo Zone : le service déployé en EuropeDéjà implanté aux Etats-Unis et au Canada, le service Nintendo Zone a été officiellement lancé en Europe hier, le 25 avril. Grâce à des milliers de points d’accès Wi-Fi publiques, ce réseau permet de rester toujours connecté avec sa 3DS, au gré de ses déplacements.Nintendo a lancé hier dans toute l’Europe son Nintendo Zone, un service géolocalisé interactif permettant aux possesseurs de la console portable 3DS d’être toujours connectés, même pendant leurs déplacements quotidiens, promet la firme nippone. À lire aussiJouer à Tetris pourrait aider à soigner les yeux paresseuxAprès le déploiement du service aux Etats-Unis et au Canada, il est disponible via quelque 25.000 point d’accès Wi-Fi publiques, ou hotpsots, disséminés aux quatre coins de l’Europe, affirme Nintendo dans un communiqué. Une connexion grâce à laquelle les utilisateurs de la console pourront accéder à divers contenus en ligne, comme des bandes-annonces de jeux en 2D et en 3D, des démos, des captures écran, des clips ou encore des informations sur les jeux disponibles sur la 3DS.Pour découvrir la Nintendo Zone, il suffit de télécharger et installer la dernière mise à jour de la console. Les utilisateurs à la recherche d’un hotspot pourront trouver leur bonheur sur un site dédié (lien non disponible), un détecteur “très pratique”, se félicite le groupe japonais. Une icône clignotera dès qu’un point d’accès sera trouvé.  Le 26 avril 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • Status Of Rebel MLAs In Karnataka Supreme Court order today

    first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order for Wednesday at 10.30 am on a plea made by as many as 15 rebel MLAs from Karnataka for a direction to the Speaker to decide on their resignations. A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi wrapped up hearing the arguments on questions like if the resignations of the disgruntled MLAs have to be decided by the Speaker before dealing with the disqualification proceedings. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us During the hearing, the court wondered if it can order appointment of pro tem Speaker and conduct floor test within 24 hours in Karnataka Assembly last May, why it can’t tell the Speaker to decide on the MLAs’ resignations. The Bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, also sought to know from the Speaker as why he did not decide upon the resignations. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The court observed it can’t be fettering the power of the Speaker, but it sought to know if there was an obligation for him to decide the disqualifications before resignations. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the rebel MLAs, contended pendency of disqualification was no bar to accept resignations. He said the 10 MLAs resigned on July 6 but the Speaker did not decide upon their resignations. Advertise With Us Rohatgi cited the example of then MLA Umesh Jadhav whose resignation was accepted by the Speaker even though disqualification proceedings were pending. “Disqualification is like mini trial and it is a matter of evidence, it is adversarial list. Once resignation moved, it must be decided in its own parameters, if it is voluntary and genuine. I can understand if a gun is put on a temple, but here they have appeared before the Speaker twice,” he said. There is no way, the inquiry under Article 190 of the Constitution can be prolonged or mixed up with disqualification, Rohatgi said. “If I don’t want to become MLA, you can’t force me to attend the House. I don’t want to defect. I want to go to public. Speaker is coercing me to continue in the House,” he said, adding resignation must be decided. “It must be deemed resignations if he does not decide. He is infringing upon my rights. The trust vote is day after, now the idea is issue a fresh whip. This government is in minority. It is simple. They want to keep the sword of disqualification hanging,” he said. Spelling out on emerging possibilities, Rohatgi said the MLA can resign and join the next government, if his resignation was accepted. Even if he was disqualified, he can contest again and become minister after three months. Appearing for Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar, senior advocate A M Singhvi said disqualification and resignations cannot be decided in separate silos. He said the whole exercise of date, speed is wrong equation. Even if it takes months and years later, disqualification can take place. Date and race is irrelevant as MLA would lose all perks and allowance on disqualification. “This court is not to decide the existence or seriousness of disqualification. It was for the first time on July 11, they appeared before the Speaker. Four persons have till the date did not appear,” he said. The Bench, however, asked him as to why the Speaker did not do anything when the MLAs resigned on July 6. “Why did not he decide when they appeared on July 10. We are now told disqualification has to be decided first…To trap the jurisdiction of this court would be totally abhorrent to Constitutional scheme,” the Bench said. Singhvi said, “You are asked to issue mandamus consequences of which would be irreversible.” “You may indicate the time limit. This is not an extreme case where you should intervene,” he said, offering to decide resignations and disqualification proceedings by Wednesday. “Evil of defection is to be controlled. There have been degradation, that is reality of public life. I am imploring not to enter into political thicket. You cannot take away my vested right by Article 32 petition,” he said. In his rejoinder, Rohatgi said here is a Speaker who wants to prop a government which has lost majority. The idea is to force an unwilling MLA. He asked the court to maintain the interim order of status quo and exempt 15 MLAs from appearing in the Assembly. Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, said the rebel MLAs want to bring the government down. They want the court to interfere with the Speaker and enter the political thicket. He warned that there would be political chaos and free run if the court maintained its order of status quo.last_img read more

  • Chandrayaan2 enters Moon orbit

    first_imgSriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has successfully guided Chandrayaan-2 into an elliptical orbit around Moon. After a few more manoeuvres, the lander (Vikram) is expected to touch down on the lunar surface at 1.55am on September 7. Right now, Chandrayaan-2 is an integrated spacecraft comprising the orbiter on which Vikram is attached. Vikram, in turn, has inside it Pragyan (rover), which is expected to roll out about four hours after the lunar landing. Also Read – Google’s Hire will shut down in 2020 Advertise With Us Speaking after the ‘lunar orbit insertion’ (LOI) that put Chandrayaan-2 in a 114km x 18,072km orbit around Moon, Isro chairman K Sivan, said: “We’ve crossed another milestone. A precise LOI put Chandrayaan-2 in the desired orbit perfectly.” He said in order to achieve the soft-landing on September 7, the spacecraft should achieve an inclination of 90°; as of Tuesday, Chandrayaan-2 has an inclination of 88°. The space agency will now perform four more manoeuvres – on August 21, 28, 30 and September 1 – to take the spacecraft to lower orbits. Also Read – Google Pay sets eyes on 12mn Kirana stores in India Advertise With Us AUGUST 21 On August 21, Chandrayaan-2 will perform a manoeuvre to lower its orbit around the Moon. Between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm, the Chandrayaan-2’s onboard propulsion system will be used to descend slightly towards the Moon. Once the manoeuvre is successfully completed, Chandrayaan-2 will be in an elliptical orbit of 121 kms x 4303 kms — the probe will be 121 kms away from the Moon at the orbit’s nearest point and 4,303 kms away at its farthest point. Advertise With Us AUGUST 28 A week after the first orbit manoeuvre, Chandrayaan-2 will perform another similar manoeuvre. This manoeuvre will be performed between 5:30 am and 6:30 am on August 28 and will place the spacecraft into an elliptical orbit of 178 kms x 1,411 kms around the Moon. AUGUST 30 On August 30, Chandrayaan-2 will perform its penultimate orbit manoeuvre around the Moon. This manoeuvre will be performed between 6 pm and 7 pm. Once the August 30 manoeuvre is completed successfully, Chandrayaan-2 will be in an elliptical orbit of 126 kms x 164 kms. SEPTEMBER 1 By the night of September 1, Chandrayaan-2 will be closest to the Moon. Between 6 pm and 7 pm, an orbit manoeuvre will bring Chandrayaan-2 into a near-circular orbit around the Moon. At the closest point, Chandrayaan-2 will be 114 kms away from the lunar surface while at the farthest point it will be 128 kms away from the Moon. SEPTEMBER 2 September 2 is the D-Day for the Chandrayaan-2 mission. On this day, the lander Vikram will separate from the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft and get into an orbit of its own around the Moon. The lander Vikram houses the six-wheeled rover Pragyaan that will explore the lunar surface. SEPTEMBER 3 On September 3, Isro will carry out a three-second manoeuvre to check that the lander Vikram is in good health. SEPTEMBER 4 A day later, the lander Vikram will perform a manoeuvre to lower its orbit around the Moon. Once successful, the manoeuvre will place the lander in an elliptical orbit of 35 kms x 97 kms around the Moon. Over the next three days, the Isro will keep checking the parameters of the lander to make sure that everything is a-okay. SEPTEMBER 7 On September 7, at 1:40 am, the “15 minutes of terror” for the Isro scientists back home will begin. The lander Vikram will begin its powered descent on to the surface of the Moon. Vikram will be attempting what no other country has been able to successfully to do — perform a ‘soft landing’ near the south pole of the Moon. 1:55 am: After 15 minutes of a powered descent, Vikram will land on the Moon. Vikram will land near the lunar south pole, 71 degrees to south of equator and 22.8 degrees east. 3:55 am: Around two hours after landing, Vikram’s ramp will open, allowing the six-wheeled rover Pragyaan to come out. 5:05 am: Pragyaan will deploy its solar panels, which will use solar energy to power the many systems on board the rover. 5:10 am: Pragyaan will begin moving around on the lunar surface. Its mission life is for one lunar day, which is equivalent to two weeks on Earth.last_img read more

  • Helal 57 other BNP activists put on remand

    first_imgAzizul Bari Helal. Prothom Alo File PhotoA Dhaka court on Thursday placed former president of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) Azizul Bari Helal on remand in a case filed in connection with an attack on a prison van.The Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal is the student wing of the main opposition, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).The court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Ahsan Habib passed the remand order.The same court also put 57 other activists of BNP and its associate bodies on remand in three cases filed in connection with the incident.Lawyer of the accused, Syed Jainul Abedin Mezbah, said Helal along with 30 others were placed on five days remand each, whereas 27 others were put on two days remand each.On Wednesday, another court put 55 BNP leaders and activists on remand and sent BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy to jail in connection with the same incident.Police, on Tuesday, said a group of activists of the BNP and its associate bodies damaged a prison van and snatched away two of their fellows in front of the High Court Mazar gate in city.The incident took place when BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was returning after appearing at a Dhaka court in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.Rebutting the police claim, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Tuesday’s attackers were not their party men.The BNP has alleged the law enforcement has intensified its repression on and arrest of opposition activists ahead of Khaleda verdict slated for 8 February.last_img read more

  • Festival of Gold returns for Akshay Tritiya

    first_imgMMTC is bringing back its popular ‘Festival of Gold’ this Akshay Tritiya to celebrate the tradition of buying and gifting gold on this auspicious occasion. The prestigious miniratna will be catering to the city’s demand with its wide range of hallmarked gold and silver jewellery from different states of India, gold and silver medallions in various denominations, sterling silverware from its in-house brand Sanchi, collections of rashi stones, and the Government of India’s Indian Gold Coin and Indian Gold Bullion. The exhibition-cum-sale will be held from May 4-8 at the Community Centre, MMTC Colony, New Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpecial attractions at this year’s Festival of Gold include silver medallions in 50 gm with coloured images of eight gods and goddesses and coloured silver replica of the INR 2000 note. MMTC is also introducing its bestselling 8 gm gold coin for the first time in 22 carats. The yearly event is known for its assurance of quality, transparency and excellence. Besides the main venue, the festival will also be held at MMTC’s sales outlets at Scope Complex on Lodhi Road, Cross River Mall in Shahdara, and Delhi Regional Office in Jhandewalan from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on all five days. To facilitate customer inquiries and interaction, MMTC has an all India toll free number- 1800 1800 000 (9 am– 9 pm).last_img read more

  • Best College Laptops 2019

    first_img Which CPU is Right For You? For Computer Science Students: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Laptop Buying Tips for Students Asus ZenBook Pro 15 Review » Bestbuy The latest MacBook Air is only a minor update over its refreshed predecessor but it’s still the best Apple laptop for college students. The new 13.3-inch system is $100 cheaper than last year’s model and the display now features Apple’s True Tone technology. Along with its sharp, 2560 x 1600-pixel display, the MacBook Air has powerful speakers and a thin, light and completely recycled aluminum chassis. Pros: Crisp Retina display; Elegant gold chassis; Thin and lightweight chassis; Strong speakersCons: Underwhelming performance; Only offers USB-C ports; Shallow keyboardKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5 (Y-series) | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 617 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel | Size: 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.8 pounds Laptops with the Longest Battery Life The Best & Worst Laptop Brands Lenovo Yoga C930 Review » How to Tell If You Can Upgrade Your Laptop Amazon Apple MacBook Air (2019) deals?US$999ViewUS$999.99ViewUS$999.99ViewUS$1,039ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by How to Buy a 2-in-1 Laptop Hybrid Asus ZenBook Pro 15 deals?57 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$1,199ViewUS$1,699US$1,407.99ViewUS$1,799ViewUS$1,799.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Bestbuy Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: Find the Right Rig Apple MacBook Air (2019) Review » For Science Students: Dell XPS 13 (2019) From $749.99 For Law Students: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Art students who need a large canvas to draw on should consider the Asus ZenBook Pro 15, a premium ultrabook with dual screens. The highlight of this machine is a unique touchpad that doubles as a 1080p display. Dubbed the ScreenPad, the LCD touchpad can transform into a second display with productivity shortcuts, where you can manage your photo-editing tools.While you should come for the attention-grabbing touchpad, stay for the primary 15.6-inch 4K touch screen display, which is colorful and bright. The ZenBook Pro 15 has poor battery life, but it makes up for it with excellent performance and a gorgeous design that’s sure to impress your peers. And at 4.2 pounds, this powerful machine is portable enough to carry around campus. For $2,299, the ZenBook Pro 15 comes with an Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD. It also has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with 4GB of VRAM, which delivered solid frame rates in our testing. Pros: Unique ScreenPad; Gorgeous display; Striking, portable design; Excellent performanceCons: Below-average battery life; Disappointing webcamKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7/Core i9 | GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 14.4 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches | Weight: 4.2 pounds Laptops with the Longest Battery Life Why 78 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck From $849.00 Laptop Warranties: What They Cover 10 Features You Can Skip to Save Money 13 Ways to Make a Slow Laptop Faster Asus ZenBook UX333FA deals?US$809.76ViewUS$839.99ViewUS$849.99ViewUS$1,149.99ViewWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by For Film & Animation Students: Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Art students who are going off to college may be tempted to buy an Apple MacBook — and for good reason. But the Huawei MateBook X Pro is the better laptop, and it’s not even close. The MateBook X Pro essentially takes the MacBook Pro’s design and brings a better keyboard, upgraded internals and USB-A port — all for hundreds of dollars less. Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips From $379.99 With a powerful soundbar speaker hinge, the Yoga C930 is as practical as it is beautiful. This slim and lightweight laptop offers strong performance and long battery life in a premium package. The 2-in-1 also comes with some useful extras, like an integrated pen slot and a webcam cover. Pros: Premium design; Thin and lightweight; Strong performance; Long battery lifeCons: Shallow keyboard; Display could be better Best Under $1,000: Asus ZenBook UX333FA How to Tell If You Can Upgrade Your Laptop Which MacBook is Right for You? Bestbuy Lenovo Yoga Book C930 deals?2 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$1,049.99ViewUS$1,299.99ViewUS$1,459.99ViewNo price informationCheck WalmartWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by How to Tell If You Can Upgrade Your Laptop How to Get Rid of Your Old Laptop Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core m3-8100Y | GPU: Intel HD 615 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Display: 14-inch, 1080p | Size: 12.6 x 8 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.1 pounds From $1049.00 Acer’s Aspire 5 is the ultimate budget laptop. For under $400 you get a sleek design, a bright 1080p display and fast performance. Best of all, the Aspire 5 lasts 8 hours and 51 minutes on a charge, which means you shouldn’t have problems bringing it to class or work without a charger. The specs you get for the price are really second-to-none, from the large 15.6-inch display to 128GB of speedy SSD storage. And with an aluminum design that weighs 3.8 pounds, the Aspire 5 is both premium and relatively portable.  HP Spectre Folio deals?1 Amazon customer review☆☆☆☆☆US$891.92ViewUS$1,149.99ViewUS$1,249ViewUS$1,399.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Huawei Matebook X Pro » For Business Students: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Dell’s new XPS 13 takes everything we love about this highly regarded laptop line and fixes its biggest fault. Yes, the “nosecam” is a thing of the past. Dell made a custom, miniature webcam just small enough to place on the laptop’s slim top bezel. Incredibly, the camera even takes a pretty good picture. The rest is what we’ve come to expect from an XPS 13, including a compact and lightweight chassis, superfast performance thanks to U-series CPUs and a gorgeous 4K panel flanked by nearly invisible bezels. Pros: Strong performance; Slim, lightweight design; Proper webcam; Stunning 4K displayCons: Battery life could be betterKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage:  128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 11.9 x 7.8 x 0.5 inches | Weight: 2.7 pounds Bestbuy Laptop Locks Guide: Do You Need One? Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review » Lenovo Legion Y7000 deals?1 Walmart customer review☆☆☆☆☆US$1,299.99US$1,179.88ViewUS$1,290ViewUS$1,299ViewWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by From $1519.00 The Perfect Laptop? Here’s What It Should Have «« Previous Tip From $849.99 Amazon Lenovo Legion Y7000 Review » Phillip Tracy, Author Bio Advertisement Lenovo Claims Throne as 2017’s Best Laptop BrandLenovo reigns supreme in this year’s Best & Worst Laptop Brands, with Apple taking a big fall from its long-time perch atop the rankings.Volume 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MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-laptops-for-college?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:0801:08Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  Asus ZenBook UX333FA Review » The biggest improvement to the 2019 model is the new webcam location, which will make it so that med students can video call patients without using an external camera. Med students will also appreciate the XPS 15’s slim and relatively lightweight design when they’re hauling a bag around from classes to clinics.  The Best Time to Buy a Laptop Chromebook vs. Tablet: Which Should You Buy? Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review » Which Graphics Card Do You Need? Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Touch-Screen Laptop 5 Things to Look For in Your Next Laptop Keyboard The Best & Worst Laptop Brands Amazon Next Tip »» Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Touch-Screen Laptop Asus returns to the top of our Best Chromebooks page with the $569 Chromebook Flip C434, a 14-inch convertible that would make for an excellent college laptop thanks to its slim profile and relatively affordable price. The first thing you’ll notice about this laptop is the razor-thin bezels, which draw your eyes toward a vivid 1080p display while keeping the chassis compact. At just 0.6 inches thick, you won’t have any problems moving the Flip C434 around campus from one class to the next. You can also save space in your backpack by leaving the charger in your dorm because the Flip C434 can last a full class schedule on a charge. Pros: Sleek design; Thin display bezels; Vivid 14-inch touch screen; All-day battery lifeCons: Finicky touchpad; Expensive Bestbuy All-night coding sessions require incredible battery life, and the ThinkPad T480, with its extended battery, runs for more than 17 hours on a charge. An 8th Gen Core Intel CPU and 8GB of RAM provide plenty of performance, and the laptop has the latest Thunderbolt 3 ports for charging and fast data transfer. The 1080p screen, though, is on the dull side, and its a bit heavier in a backpack than its competitors.Pros: Long battery life; Thunderbolt 3; Strong performanceCons: Dull screen; Heavier than competitorsKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel HD 620/Nvidia GeForce MX150 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 500GB HDD/256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 14-inch, 1366 x 768-pixel or 1080p or 2560 x 1440-pixel | Size: 13.3 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches | Weight: 3.6 pounds/4 pounds (with battery) 10 Features You Can Skip to Save Money Best Ultrabook: Lenovo Yoga C930 Dell XPS 15 (2019) deals?US$1,489.99US$1,319ViewUS$1,699.99US$1,324.99ViewUS$1,349ViewUS$1,489.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Laptop Warranties: What They Cover If you’re just entering college, chances are you don’t have a lot of expendable income. But just because you can’t spend four figures on a laptop doesn’t mean you should settle for something that won’t fit your needs. The Acer Aspire E 15 gets you almost everything you can ask for, and for just $380. The budget machine sports a 15-inch, 1080p display and a capable Core i3 CPU. Best of all, the Aspire E 15 will stay powered throughout an entire school day, with nearly 9 hours of battery life. In terms of design, the Aspire E 15 is function over form — it’s bulky, but there is a generous offering of ports and even a DVD drive. The $380 base model came equipped with an Intel Core i3-8130U CPU, 6GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD. We also praised the $599 Core i5 model, which has long battery life and strong performance. Pros: Good performance; Long battery life; AffordableCons: Bulky designKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i3/Core i5 | GPU: Intel UHD 620/GeForce MX150 | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 1TB HDD/256GB | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p | Size: 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches | Weight: 5 pounds From $1299.99 10 Features You Can Skip to Save Money HP Envy 13 (2019) Review » From $1799.00 Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2018) deals?US$1,999.99ViewUS$2,079.99ViewUS$2,399US$2,198ViewUS$2,499ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Laptop Tech Support Showdown: Undercover Report For Engineering & Architecture Students: HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 For Art & Design Students: Asus ZenBook Pro 15 Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 8GB/12GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 13.9-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 12.7 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.1 pounds USB Type-C FAQ: Everything You Need to Know Out of the Box Tips: Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro Laptop Locks Guide: Do You Need One? Out of the Box Tips: Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro The Best & Worst Laptop Brands From $899.99 From $2199.00 Amazon For Campus Gamers: Lenovo Legion Y7000 For Students On a Budget: Acer Aspire E 15 HP Spectre Folio Review » The best laptop for students is now better than ever. Refreshed with a new design, powerful speakers and useful security features, the new HP Envy 13 is the best sub-$1,000 laptop for students or anyone who needs a portable machine with loads of power and long battery life (11+ hours on the FHD model). New to the 2019 version is a fingerprint sensor and a webcam kill switch that shuts power to the camera so you don’t have to worry about people snooping on you. Combine those features with a sleek chassis, bright 4K or 1080p display and plenty of performance from 8th Gen Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, and it’s easy to see why we like the Envy 13 so much. Pros: Attractive, portable chassis; Fast performance; Bright display; 11+ hours of battery life (FHD model); Crisp speakersCons: Poor battery life (on 4K model); No Thunderbolt 3 Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620/Nvidia GeForce MX250 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 12.1 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.8 pounds Lenovo With improved battery life, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is an excellent choice for students who need to carry a PC around campus, away from an outlet. Better yet, the newest detachable from Microsoft has significantly improved performance, allowing it to run demanding programs without a hitch. The tablet’s rear kickstand is great for presenting slideshows and the brilliant 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824-pixel display is captivating. The Surface Pen and Type Cover cost extra, but they are necessary for quickly jotting down notes or writing up legal briefs.Pros: Long battery life; Excellent performance; Comfortable keyboard; Vivid, bright displayCons: No USB-C port; Slow SSD; 256GB SSD config is priceyKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824-pixel | Size: 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches | Weight: 1.7 pounds/2.4 pounds (with keyboard) Why 78 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck For Fashion-Forward Students: HP Spectre Folio For Medical Students: Dell XPS 15 (2019) Best 2-in-1: HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2019) Best Chromebook: Asus Chromebook Flip C434 Acer Aspire E 15 Review » Laptop Warranties: What They Cover How to Get Rid of Your Old Laptop 10 Reasons Why Consumers Should Buy Business Laptops At $1,500, you’ll get an 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. A stunning 14-inch, 3000 x 2000 touchscreen display capable of producing a wide range of colors (124 percent of the sRGB spectrum) is perfect for art and design students. HP Envy 13 (2019) deals?US$1,999US$1,439ViewUS$1,999US$1,549ViewUS$1,999US$1,609ViewNo price informationCheck WalmartWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by center_img How to Configure Your Laptop: Specs That Matter Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon deals?12 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$750ViewUS$1,299.99ViewUS$2,349.99US$1,317.31ViewUS$1,329.11ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Dell From $2649.00 Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops: What Should You Buy? 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Go to your dorm room and crank on the Lenovo Legion Y7000. This 15.6-inch laptop packs enough GPU performance to play most modern games at medium settings, and it does so in a relatively small chassis. The Legion Y7000 even offers solid battery life to go along with a comfortable keyboard. Just make sure to buy headphones so you don’t have to listen to its poor speakers. Pros: Sleek design; Vibrant display; Comfortable keyboard; Strong performance; Solid battery lifeCons: Poor audio; Awful webcamKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i7 | GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 256GB | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p | Size: 14.2 x 10.5 x 1.1 inches | Weight: 5.3 pounds A Guide to Computer Ports and Adapters From $899.00 Amazon Lenovo ThinkPad T480 deals?US$675.32ViewUS$749.99ViewUS$820.91ViewUS$1,269US$829.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by USB Type-C FAQ: Everything You Need to Know HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2019) Review » With its dazzling Cognac leather finish, the HP Spectre Folio is an excellent laptop for students who want to stand out in a lecture hall filled with hundreds of other people. The Folio isn’t just a laptop with a leather case on top — this machine is actually bonded with 100-percent genuine cowhide. Perhaps even better than the Spectre Folio’s stylish appearance is the laptop’s clever system for transitioning through different orientations. A simple push-and-slide gesture either folds the Folio into a tablet or angles the display into Presentation mode for viewing content.While the Folio isn’t the most powerful laptop in its segment, the convertible shouldn’t have problems streaming Netflix in high-definition or running your university’s online coursework portal. Starting at $1,299, the base model of the Folio comes with a Core i5-8200Y CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Upgrading to a Core i7 CPU raises the price to $1,399. Pros: Luxurious leather finish; Versatile 2-in-1 design; Long battery life; Great keyboardCons: Poor audio; Average performanceKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 (Y-series) | GPU: Intel UHD 615 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 12.6 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.4 pounds Laptop Buying Tips for Students Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips Why 78 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck 13 Ways to Make a Slow Laptop Faster From $349.99 10 Reasons Why Consumers Should Buy Business Laptops Laptop Guide You are sure to turn some heads carrying the stunning Spectre x360 around campus. This sleek 2-in-1 looks like a luxury item, with its unique color scheme and gold faceted edges. But the Spectre x360 isn’t just skin deep. This elegant machine lasts more than 12 hours on a charge and its Core i7-8565U CPU offers excellent performance. Moreover, the laptop’s 13.3-inch, 1080p display is very vivid and students will love typing on its comfortable keyboard. Pros: Gorgeous chassis; Long battery life; Thin and lightweight; Class-leading keyboardCons: Display could brighter; Bezels are a bit thick; Lots of bloatwareKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 12.2 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.8 pounds Dell XPS 15 (2019) Review » Dell From $1.00 From $999.00 Acer Aspire 5 (Core i3, 2019) Review » Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops: What Should You Buy? Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Touch-Screen Laptop Microsoft Surface Pro 6 deals?261 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$899US$698.95ViewUS$699ViewUS$699ViewUS$699.97ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by A Guide to Computer Ports and Adapters Chromebook vs. Tablet: Which Should You Buy? The ideal laptop for a medical student is one with a large, sharp display and a powerful processor for taking notes and running complex programs in the lab. More importantly, it should have long battery life, so the laptop doesn’t power down while med students are doing their rounds. With 9th Gen Core CPUs and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, the new 2019 XPS 15 offers an excellent combination of performance and endurance.  Which CPU is Right For You? Whether you’re an entrepreneur or aspiring CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the X1 Carbon will let you live in luxury. The 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon is ready for the boardroom with a vibrant 1080p or 2K display (with an optional HDR option), an incredibly slim body and one of the best keyboards you can get on any laptop. The 8th Gen Intel Core CPU is powerful and it lasts over 11hours on a charge,Pros: Long-lasting battery; Light enough for a backpack; Vivid screen with optional HDR;Cons: Pricey on a student budget; Tinny audio;Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 14-inch, 1080p or 2560 x 1440-pixel | Size: 12.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.5 pounds Tap your creative energy with the updated 15-inch MacBook Pro. Apple has upped the ante with a faster 6th Gen Intel CPU, AMD Radeon Pro 455 graphics and its new Touch Bar. Video editors and animators will love the Touch Bar, which replaces the function keys with a custom toolset that can be different in Photoshop than it is in Final Cut. 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Combine that exceptional endurance with a sleek aluminum chassis and it’s easy to see why the ZenBook is one of the best laptops for students. Pros: Excellent battery life; Sleek aluminum design; Fast performanceCons: Dim display; Cramped keyboardKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5 | GPU: Intel UHD 620/GeForce MX150 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 256GB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p | Size: 11.9 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches | Weight: 2.7 pounds Pros: Gorgeous 3:2 display; Great keyboard and touchpad; Slim, premium design; Long-lasting batteryCons: Hard to find A Guide to Computer Ports and Adapters Which MacBook is Right for You? From $569.99 Which Laptop Features Are Worth the Money? 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If you prefer to take notes with a pen or by hand, then head over to our best 2-in-1 laptops page for recommended machines that can convert into a tablet. And if you’re taking any film or media classes, you might want to check out our best video editing laptops page. Make sure it has long battery life as well. If you’re on a budget, there are some great sub-$500 laptops available as well.If you use macOS, then check out Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops. Windows users should strongly consider the 1080p HP Envy 13, our new favorite laptop for college students. If you have the cash, you should probably splurge on Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 or Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition. We’ve also got our eyes peeled on Samsung’s new Galaxy Book S. Here are the best college laptops for every type of student. Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice The Perfect Laptop? Here’s What It Should Have Laptop Tech Support Showdown: Undercover Report Chromebook vs. Tablet: Which Should You Buy? 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As a workstation, the Studio x360 G5 offers exceptional overall performance. Pros: Slim chassis with military-grade durability; Vivid 4K display; Blazing fast performance; Comfortable keyboardCons: Lid flexes; Poor webcam; PriceyKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7/Core i9/Xeon | GPU: Intel UHD 630/Nvidia Quadro P1000/Quadro P2000 | RAM: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB | Storage: 256GB/360GB/512GB/1TB/2TB | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 14.2 x 9.7 x 0.8 inches | Weight: 4.9 pounds Best Under $400: Acer Aspire 5 More Tips Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops: What Should You Buy? Laptop Tech Support Showdown: Undercover Report 13 Ways to Make a Slow Laptop Faster Laptops with the Longest Battery Life Lenovo From $1199.99 From $1399.99 Dell XPS 13 (2019) Review » Laptop Buying Tips for Students Which MacBook is Right for You? Best Overall: HP Envy 13 (2019)last_img read more

  • Opera 50 for Android is a major release

    first_imgOpera 50 for Android is a major release by Martin Brinkmann on February 19, 2019 in Google Android, Opera – 17 commentsOpera Software released Opera 50 for Android on February 19, 2019. The new version of the mobile web browser is a milestone release that introduces new functionality and improves existing features.Opera 50 for Android introduces support for picture-in-picture viewing, quick scrolling to speed up scrolling on large pages, and more control over the built-in ad-blocker.The new version of the mobile browser is available on Google Play and will be pushed to all Android devices it is installed on as an update.Opera users may run a manual check for updates in the Play Store application under My apps & games.Opera 50 for Android: what is newEvery modern browser seems to support picture-in-picture functionality these days. Mozilla is working on Picture-in-Picture functionality in Firefox, and Opera launched the feature in Opera 50 for Android today already.The feature works as you’d expect it to: play videos in a small always-on-top overlay on the screen while you are free to browse to other sites without affecting video playback.How you access picture-in-picture mode is a bit complicated: switch any video that is playing in Opera to fullscreen mode and tap on the Home button of the device to enter picture-in-picture mode.The video continues to play in a smaller window that you may move around on the screen of the device. Double-tap on the video to go back to fullscreen mode or tap on the close icon to stop playback and kill the overlay window. Opera notes that the feature works on all sites that support picture-in-picture mode.Opera 50 displays a scroll handle on pages when you scroll which you may use to jump to specific parts of the page quickly. It is an extra icon that you may drag up and down to scroll more quickly.The third feature improves the built-in adblocker. Opera introduced the content blocker in 2016 by integrating it natively in the Opera browser. It was the first major browser to include a native ad-blocker.It is now possible to disable the ad-blocker on specific sites in Opera for Android. Just tap on the icon next to the site address in the mobile version of Opera and toggle the “exclude from ad blocking” option displayed there to do so.Designed as a feature to reward publishers users like and would like to see thrive, it is also useful for situations where the ad blocker blocks site content or even access to a specific site.Opera 50 does not feature the recently introduced VPN feature (browser proxy) in Opera for Android. The feature is available in beta versions of Opera for Android and it is unclear when (if) it lands in Opera Stable for Android.The new version of Opera is available in three new languages: Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian.Now You: Which mobile web browser do you use primarily and why?SummaryArticle NameOpera 50 for Android is a major releaseDescriptionOpera Software released Opera 50 for Android on February 19, 2019, a new milestone release of the company’s mobile web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Senator probes retailers on dubious brain supplements

    first_imgBecause the FDA does not review supplements, manufacturers are technically responsible for making sure their products are safe and truthfully advertised. Products making certain types of health claims are required to carry a disclaimer that “this statement has not been evaluated by the FDA,” though many supplements do not.The FDA frequently sends warning letters to companies that appear to be violating federal rules, but the agency cannot withdraw a supplement from the market until it shows that it is unsafe. Attempts to pass new laws giving the FDA more authority over supplements have repeatedly been scuttled by industry lobbyists and their allies in Congress.Despite the FDA’s limited powers, McCaskill suggests the agency could be doing more.“They do have some authority here and we want to take a closer look at how they are using that authority,” she said.For example, the FDA can penalize companies for failing to register their manufacturing facilities with the FDA, and for not notifying the FDA of side effects reported by customers.In a letter to the FDA, McCaskill and Senate Aging Committee chair Susan Collins, R-Maine, ask the FDA to turn over a list of all FDA actions against companies violating those rules since December 2007. They also ask the FDA to turn over information about its review of new dietary supplement ingredients. The introduction of new ingredients is the one chance regulators have to evaluate supplements before they launch. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober An FDA spokeswoman said in a statement the agency would respond directly to the Senators.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center McCaskill also requests meetings with Internet search engines, including Google Inc.“As one of the leading search engines that now provides a retail function through Google Shopping, Google Inc. plays a pivotal role in determining what supplements are being used and trusted,” McCaskill writes in a letter to Google’s CEO, Larry Page. She requests details about how Google is compensated by supplement producers who advertise through the search engine and whether Google reviews customer complaints about such products.Google declined to comment.Companies are not legally required to comply with congressional requests, but they can be ordered to appear before Congress and turn over documents, when compelled by subpoena.The new investigation shines light on how supplement makers skirt federal rules that are supposed to stop companies from marketing their products for specific diseases and conditions. A product called Eureka Intensified Focus, sold through Amazon, claims to “support and maintain memory, concentration and focus.” Another product available on Amazon, AloeMarine, is promoted to support “increased memory and brain function.”A spokesman for Amazon Inc. declined to comment for this story. Comments   Share   McCaskill’s probe focuses on supplements targeting seniors who are concerned about dementia. More than 5 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no cure and prescription drugs only temporarily ease symptoms.But rather than focusing on the supplements themselves, McCaskill’s investigation is probing how they make their way into consumers’ shopping carts and medicine cabinets.In a letter to Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, McCaskill asks for a briefing with the company to “better understand Wal-Mart’s policies and practices related to dietary supplements.”A spokesman for the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said in a statement: “We appreciate the opportunity to share information about our supplement business and look forward to cooperating with the committee as appropriate.”A spokesman for the Kroger grocery chain said the company would respond to the senator. A spokeswoman for GNC said the company “has not had an opportunity to review Senator McCaskill’s inquiry but will respond directly in the appropriate form.” In letters sent this week to 15 companies — including Wal-Mart, Target Corp., Amazon, Google and Walgreen’s — McCaskill asks executives to explain how they vet dietary supplements and weed out products making false claims. The Missouri Democrat is the ranking member on the Senate Aging Committee, which frequently investigates health scams targeting older Americans.“Frankly, I think there’s a special place in hell for someone who markets a product and says it will cure Alzheimer’s,” McCaskill told The Associated Press. “And that’s essentially what these scammers are doing and they’ve had assistance in that.”This is the latest probe into the $30 billion dietary supplement industry, which encompasses thousands of products and has long been plagued by questionable advertising, marketing and manufacturing practices. Supplements have never been subject to the same Food and Drug Administration regulations as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, which must be reviewed as safe and effective before being sold in the U.S.Earlier this year, 14 state attorneys general asked Congress to investigate the herbal supplement industry. They pointed to DNA-based test results apparently showing that some store-brand supplements have none of the ingredients listed on their labels. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems.The pills, tablets and formulas targeted by Senator Claire McCaskill bear names like “Brain Awake,” ”Dementia Drops” and “Food for the Brain,” which claims to ease “forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.” Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Top Stories Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more