Photos: A Lot Of Empty Seats At Ohio State-Rutgers Today

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Ohio State typically plays in front of one of the best crowds in college football. Ohio Stadium seats more than 100,000 and Buckeye Nation packs it to capacity every week.Well, almost every week. The weather has affected today’s showing, unfortunately.It’s been raining – hard – in Columbus all day and it’s not supposed to stop anytime soon.This has resulted in a less-than-full Ohio Stadium for this afternoon’s Ohio State-Rutgers contest.Plenty of empty seats in the rain here at Ohio Stadium as the game gets set to kick off. pic.twitter.com/0rOGz40ybu— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 8, 2018The Ohio State-Rutgers game isn’t the only college football contest affected by weather today. There are storms all across the midwest.Ohio State and Rutgers are playing on BTN.last_img read more

Two-Day Alternative Energy Expo Underway in Kingston

first_imgMore than 70 local and overseas companies are showing off the latest and best in emerging energy efficiency products and technologies, at the Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo in Kingston.Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, officially declared the two-day event open on Monday, April 15, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Minister Paulwell offered the Government’s full endorsement of the event, noting that it is focusing on enabling Jamaicans to have information on various alternative energy systems, particularly solar.“The Government is very pleased, because in relation to solar, we have removed taxation on all aspects, whether it is on import duties or General Consumption Tax (GCT),” Minister Paulwell told JIS News.“We have been articulating a vision for the country to incorporate more and more solar usage especially at the residential level. I myself have been able to benefit tremendously from it. I also see it as a business opportunity to enable growth and job creation and it should really be one that small businesses in Jamaica could move towards as we look to more opportunities in the Jamaican economy,” he continued.Producer of the event, Peter Shoucair, said the objective is to educate and sensitise the public about energy efficiency and conservation in residential, commercial and institutional settings.“I think it is good for Jamaicans to come out learn how they can reduce their energy usage, see the options, the players in the market, who to speak to, all in one location. This is why I decided to do it,” he stated.Mr. Shoucair, who is also Managing Director of Green Energy Savings Ltd. noted that while there have been a lot of green expos in Jamaica, his aim was to get all the industry players together in one setting.“It is the right time now. It is almost US$.43 per kilowatt hour (for electricity). The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is trying, the Minister is trying. So it is a good time,” he stated.Among those attending Monday’s opening were students from Greater Portmore Primary School in St. Catherine, accompanied by grade six teacher, Faith Powell, who explained that they are at the event on an information gathering mission.“We have a project. We have a reading zoo that we are developing. The Grade 6 has been doing a survey and it has helped them to decide what is needed for the reading zoo. Now, they are looking at producing a waterfall for the ducks and using alternative energy as a means to do that,” she informed.She explained that the students will be developing their own portfolios on alternative energy. In the end, they will host their own expo to educate the school population and to raise funds for their project.In addition to the exhibits, there will be several seminars with experts in the business. Topics for discussion today include: ‘Terms and equipment/how Jamaica will have leadership role in the Caribbean’; ‘JPS initiatives to empower customers to take charge of their energy consumption’; ‘10 things to watch when purchasing a solar system for your home or business’; ‘Challenges the country faces with the rising cost of energy and options available to mitigate against these threats’.On Tuesday, April 16, discussions will focus on: ‘Solar systems PV 101’ and ‘Solar Economics’; ‘Mega and micro hybrid solar projects’; Solar technologies made simple’; Innovative ways to significantly reduce energy consumption; ‘Research development and innovation in sustainable energy in the CARICOM region’, among others.By Andrea Braham, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

SC to hear from Jul 30 pleas against Centres 10 pc quota

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear from July 30 a bunch of pleas challenging the Centre’s decision to grant 10 per cent reservation in jobs and admissions to candidates of economically weaker sections (EWS).The top court said it will also hear a plea for interim stay on the operation of the new controversial law. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and B R Gavai said that the matter requires hearing at length. Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for some of the petitioners including a NGO ‘Janhit Abhiyan’ said that the operation of the Act needs to be stayed. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The bench said the issue requires hearing at length and it would hear the petition along with all intervening applications in support and against the new law from July 30. The apex court had earlier refused to stay the Centre’s decision to grant 10 per cent quota in jobs and admissions to poor candidates in the general category. However, the court had agreed to examine the validity of the law and issued a notice to the Centre on the pleas. One of the petitioners has sought quashing of the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019, saying economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe petitioner has said the bill violates the basic feature of the Constitution as reservation on economic grounds cannot be limited to the general category and the overall 50 per cent ceiling limit cannot be breached. The Centre has come out with the constitutional amendment bill giving quota benefits to the poor among general category candidates. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha cleared the bill on January 8 and 9 respectively, and it has been signed by President Ram Nath Kovind. The quota will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.last_img read more

In the news today July 9

first_imgFive stories in the news for Monday, July 9———TRUDEAU HEADED TO LATVIAJustin Trudeau is headed to Latvia today to highlight Canada’s military commitments to NATO ahead of the treaty organization’s summit this week in Brussels. It’s the first ever bilateral visit by a Canadian prime minister to the Baltic nation, and it comes as the country celebrates its centenary. Trudeau will visit the 450 Canadian military personnel that are part of a NATO battle group in Latvia that was established in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its invasion of eastern Ukraine.———NOT ENOUGH COPS TO DETECT HIGH DRIVERS: CHIEFSThe Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says it’s unlikely to reach its goal of having 2,000 officers trained to spot drug-impaired drivers when marijuana becomes legal later this year. Natalie Wright, a spokeswoman for the chiefs, tells The Canadian Press that only 733 officers had completed the specialized training as of May — up from 665 in February — and at current rates of training, it will take more than five years to get to 2,000.———TORONTO POLICE INVESTIGATING ALLEGED RACISMA comedian and actor says a racist incident he witnessed in Toronto is not representative of the Canada he wants to live in. Andrew Phung stars in the CBC sitcom “Kim’s Convenience.” He says he was waiting to cross a busy intersection on Saturday when a driver, whom he described as a person of colour, hesitated at a green traffic light. Phung says a police officer shouted at the driver to proceed, and then said “If you can’t drive, go back to your country.” Toronto police say they’re investigating.———B.C. MAN SURVIVES GRIZZLY ATTACKA park ranger is grateful to be alive after a terrifying grizzly bear attack outside his home in Bella Coola, B.C. Jordan Carbery, a lifelong bear lover, says he saw something moving outside his home early Tuesday morning and went out to investigate. Turned out bear cubs were in his cherry tree. Suddenly a branch broke and one of the cubs tumbled to the ground. Seconds later its mother surprised Carbery, attacking and mauling him before he could run back inside his house.———ONDAATJE WINS GOLDEN BOOKER PRIZEMichael Ondaatje’s “The English Patient” was named the greatest-ever winner of the Man Booker Prize at an event celebrating five decades of the prestigious literary award. The Canadian writer’s tale of love and conflict during the Second World War was awarded the Golden Man Booker Prize for fiction after winning a public vote. “The English Patient” was awarded the Booker in 1992 and was made into a 1996 movie that won nine Academy Awards. It beat four other novels for the title. But the Toronto-based Ondaatje said he didn’t believe “for a second” that his book was the best of the bunch.———last_img read more

Winnipeg mourns loss of street artist Daniel Martin

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsA Winnipeg restaurant owner is raising money to pay tribute to a beloved street artist in the city.Christa Guenther started a Go Fund Me page to help pay for the funeral costs of Daniel Martin, who died last month from complications related to cancer.Within a week the campaign surpassed its goal and more than 100 people had donated.“He’s touched the hearts of so many people and I’m not surprised actually because that was Daniel,” Guenther said. “He was jolly, he was humble, he was kind.”Martin began drawing at the age of 24, after meeting another Indigenous artist.A residential school survivor, he lived in group homes throughout his teenage years.The trauma he endured led him to a life of addiction.But drawing helped change that.He lived at the Main Street Project men’s shelter before his death.Guenther plans to donate extra funds from Martin’s funeral fundraising campaign to the shelter.A service is being held Thursday morning in Winnipeg at the church Martin frequented.bhobson@aptn.ca@bhobs22last_img read more

Kejriwal raises full statehood demand

first_imgNew Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday started its third phase of the Lok Sabha polls with a roadshow by party chief Arvind Kejriwal, where he urged the city to vote for the full statehood demand. In the road show started from Lal Bagh, Model Town, in Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency, the party leader urged people to vote for the party’s candidate Pankaj Gupta. Kejriwal said the AAP has worked for the city in the last four years. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “The BJP and the Congress collectively ruled the county and Delhi for 70 years, but could not improve the situation. We have improve the schools and hospitals here, despite hurdles from the Centre,” he said while addressing the people. He said he wished to work more for the city, but lacks power. “If Delhi was a full state, we would have build new schools and hospitals. We want you should vote for our candidate who will take the full statehood demand at the Centre.” He said he would have ensured that the women security is increased and crime against women is controlled if the police was under him.last_img read more

Over 8 kg of heroin found in Marawila

The police have recovered over 8 kg of heroin in Thoduwawa, Marawila suspected to be have been smuggled to Sri Lanka from India, the police media unit said.The police said that the heroin, worth over Rs. 80 million, was recovered following a police raid in the area.

Retail software maker Shopify increases IPO ahead of expected listing

by The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2015 2:19 pm MDT Last Updated May 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Retail software maker Shopify increases IPO ahead of expected listing OTTAWA – E-commerce software maker Shopify is boosting the amount of its initial public offering to US$123.2 million.According to regulatory filings, the Ottawa-based company plans to sell 7.7 million shares for $14 to $16 each.The higher IPO comes after Shopify disclosed earlier this year that it hoped to raise closer to $108 million.Earlier this month, Shopify launched an investor road show to offer a glimpse of their future prospects.The raised price suggests that investors expressed more interest than expected for the company’s future, which helps small- and medium-sized businesses launch online and mobile platforms to help sell their products.In documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, Shopify said it could raise as much as $141.7 million when factoring in an extra 1.16 million voting share over-allotments.The filing also outlined the company’s plans to spend money raised through the IPO on further research and development for new products and services, as well as merchant support.Shopify is expected to list its shares later this week on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols SHOP and SH, respectively.Regulatory filings show that Shopify lost $22.3 million last year compared to $4.8 million in 2013. Its revenue more than doubled to $105 million. read more

Syria other poorlyfunded crises to receive 100 million from UN emergency fund

Poorly-funded United Nations aid operations received a boost today when Valerie Amos, the UN’s humanitarian chief, announced the allocation of $100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost relief work in twelve countries in need.The vast majority of the money – some $77.5 million – will be directed towards countries affected by the Syria crisis. Syria itself will receive the largest single allocation, at $30 million, with the number of people there who need humanitarian assistance snowballing from one million four years ago to over 12 million today.The remainder is to be spread between Lebanon, which receives $18 million, Jordan and Turkey, receiving $9 million each, Iraq, which is allocated $8 million, and Egypt, where $3.5 million will be channelled.“Despite critical funding gaps, humanitarian workers remain committed to helping every vulnerable Syrian they can,” said Ms. Amos, the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator. “This allocation from CERF will help ensure that they can continue their life-saving work.”The $100 million allocation is the first of two rounds of emergency humanitarian funding planned for release during 2015 with more directed towards support of relief efforts in countries where needs are high but financial support is low.Grants from CERF’s underfunded-emergencies window provide a temporary lifeline for people caught in crises where current donor contributions fall short but needs are extreme and major assistance is required. The long-running conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to have disastrous effects and $14 million is allotted to supporting aid operations in DRC, which will receive the bulk of money at $9 million, with Burundi and Rwanda each receiving $2.5 million to provide urgent assistance for people displaced by violence and the vulnerable communities that host them.Humanitarian partners in Colombia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Djibouti are also due to receive support to sustain long-standing, but critically underfunded humanitarian operations, including the delivery of food and basic health services.“We thank our donors who have already pledged $418 million for CERF in 2015. This underfunded emergencies allocation of $100 million from that pool will help millions of people who are caught in crises where the scale of needs has outpaced contributions,” said Ms. Amos.When CERF was established in 2006, global humanitarian appeals sought $6 billion. That amount has more than tripled to $19 billion. To help humanitarian partners keep pace, in both 2013 and 2014, the Fund allocated more than $175 million through its underfunded-emergencies window. CERF also provides rapid response funding for new or rapidly deteriorating emergencies and has allocated more than $3.7 billion for humanitarian agencies operating in 88 countries and territories since its inception. read more

Rights defenders must not be silenced says UN office urging Turkey to

“Human rights defenders must not be silenced,” Liz Throssell, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told a press briefing in Geneva.OHCHR has received reports that eight Turkish human rights defenders and two international experts were detained on the Büyükada Island near Istanbul on Wednesday, 5 July, while taking part in a training workshop on digital security and protection for human rights defenders. Their detention period has now been extended to seven days and they are reportedly being interrogated over allegations of “membership of an armed terrorist organisation,” noted Ms. Throssell. “We fear they are now at significant risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment,” she added.The detainees include Idil Eser Ilknur, the Director of Amnesty International Turkey; Ilknur Üstün of the Women’s Coalition; Veli Acu and Günal Kursun of the Human Rights Agenda Association; Nalan Erkem, Seyhmuz Özbekli and Özlem Dalkiran of Helsinki Citizens Assembly; and Nejat Tastan of the Equal Rights Watch Association. One Swedish and one German national, who facilitated the training, were also detained along with the owner of the hotel where the workshop was taking place.This new wave of detentions is “deeply worrying,” according to OHCHR, as it comes a month after the Chairperson of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kiliç, was arrested, along with 22 other lawyers. Mr. Kiliç and six others remain in custody. The Office is also extremely concerned about two other human rights defenders – Nuriye Gülmen, a university lecturer, and Semih Özakça, a school teacher – who went on hunger strike in March in protest against their arbitrary dismissal in the context of last year’s sweeping purges. “We call upon the Turkish Government to release and reinstate them in their jobs without delay, and to ensure adequate compensation for their unlawful arrest and dismissal,” said Ms. Throssell.OHCHR said that in the context of the state of emergency, the Government seems to have criminalized the legitimate exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and freedom of opinion and expression, using emergency decrees that fail to meet international human rights standards. read more

Weather Eye We may get through the rest of June without really

first_imgSkies were mostly cloudy Saturday, with a few late-afternoon, widely scattered showers over a few parts of the county — mainly the foothills. Temperatures continued to run below the season normal. Look for more clouds today through Tuesday with scattered showers and cool conditions. Expect more snow in the higher elevations, so if you are going hiking or camping in the mountains, factor that in. It will be chilly.Last week, I was thinking we could see a good warm-up midweek, but forecast models took that away and keep us under a north-to-northwest flow. Not all bad, but not like we had the past two weeks or so. In fact, we may get through the rest of June without any really hot weather.Fine with me.Rainfall amounts Thursday and Friday generally were a quarter to a half-inch around Clark County. Of course the foothills received more, with more than an inch reported. Officially through 5 p.m. Saturday, Vancouver had received 0.28 of an inch of rain so far this month. That is 0.70 of an inch below average.I don’t expect any heavy rain the next few days. Some areas had intense rain flooding local streets late last week. I was caught under one such heavy downpour, and those raindrops must have been the size of half-dollars and bounced three feet off the ground. Quite a spectacle.My hanging strawberry basket has berries that are turning red thanks to the mild weather and a few welcome sunbursts. I can hardly wait.last_img read more

KPBSD Begins Discussions On Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

first_imgThe school board is expected to begin budget meetings in December, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is expected to begin its budget planning process in January. The meeting opened with each school watching a skype presentation by KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “Enrollment is the cornerstone of funding for our budget, and as you can see since about 2010, we’ve experienced a consistent decline.” Dusek also spoke on the current budget noting that the district is on track to spend roughly $1.4 million more than its expected to bring in. According to Dusek, the district is down about 500 students from the FY2010. There are currently about 8,600 students enrolled in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Following the presentation from Dusek, site councils from all 22 schools in the district gathered to give input and ask questions to district officials at their school.center_img On Tuesday, site councils from 22 schools in the district gathered to open discussions on the FY2020 budget planning process. Pegge Erkeneff, KPBSD Communications Liaison: “This year in particular we’re really focusing on site councils and everybody that has any interests in ours schools, or concerned about our school remaining high quality schools should come out to one of our site councils.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The process is rolling forward for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget planning process for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.last_img read more

ONE NIGHT ONLY Trivia Returns To Wilmington Knights Of Columbus Hall On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Enjoy an evening of team trivia with Lisa Kapala on Friday, January 18, 2019, from 7pm to 8:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).There is no fee to play!  This is not a fundraiser. Participants can play solo or on a team (2-6 players).  1st and 2nd place winners will be awarded prizes.The event is open to the public (21 and over). Use the building’s rear entrance and proceed down to the lounge. Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and buy drinks from the bar. The lounge is smoke-free.  The organizers are fun, friendly, and would love to have you!Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, September 6In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Friday Nights At The Knights: Team Trivia This Friday (July 22)In “Community”last_img read more

Peace Cross Wins in Supreme Court

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comThe United States Supreme Court ruled that the World War I Memorial Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Md., can remain on public grounds in Prince George’s County. In a decisive 7-2 ruling, the Justices concluded that it was legal for the religious monument that honors veterans to remain in place in the Washington, D.C. suburb.The Peace Cross was commissioned in 1919 by the American Legion of Hyattsville. It had recently come under scrutiny by anti-religious groups, such as the American Humanist Association and three residents who live near the memorial. The case began as a lawsuit by three people who live near the cross and the District of Columbia-based group that includes atheists and agnostics, all of whom felt the memorial should be relocated to private property or changed to a non religious symbol.The Supreme Court ruled that the Bladensburg WWI Memorial, also known as the Peace Cross, will remain in place, after constitutional concerns surrounding the shape of the memorial and its religious undertones. (Courtesy Photo)“We are pleased with today’s Supreme Court ruling that the Bladensburg World War I Memorial, also known as the Peace Cross, will be able to remain in place,” said Prince George’s County Executive Alsobrooks in a statement. “This monument is not only a memorial for the sacrifices made by our military members in World War I, but is also a symbol to honor our veterans and all those who have given their lives in service to our county, state, and nation. We are Prince George’s proud to have the largest population of military veterans in the state of Maryland, and we are proud that this monument will continue to be a symbol to honor the men and women who have served our Nation.”This was a case being closely monitored because of how it could’ve legally impacted other monuments located on public property around the country. Defenders of the cross in Bladensburg, a suburb of the nation’s capital, had argued that a ruling against them could doom hundreds of war memorials that use religious symbols to commemorate soldiers who died. However, this Supreme Court decision helps preserve landmarks in public spaces and is looked upon as a victory for the area’s past and future of honoring fallen soldiers, allowing municipalities to continue using religious symbolism.The memorial in Bladensburg has been a traditional gathering spot for residents and visitors during holiday celebrations such as Memorial Day, Independence Day (4th of July) and Veterans Day for 94 years. After its commissioning in 1919, it was erected in 1925, and earned its place on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 8, 2015.  However, there is a covering over the top of the concrete crucifix signalling it needs repairs which have been delayed because of this litigation.“It’s important to residents of Prince George’s County because it honors heroes who served in World War I who are from our community,” Bladensburg Mayor Takisha James told the {Associated Press}. “So regardless of the shape of it, it was for their honor, and we don’t want to see it coming down.” Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas, who wrote in favor of the ruling, said they would have never heard the lawsuit before the court. Gorsuch, the newest Justice who was appointed by President Donald J. Trump, cited how municipal buildings such as the Supreme Court are decorated with religious symbols.In his position Gorsuch wrote, “in a large and diverse country, offense can be easily found” and the answer shouldn’t be a lawsuit.”  The only two justices who sided with the plaintiffs in the suit were President Barack Obama appointee Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.last_img read more

The Best Gifts for Business Travelers

first_img Move over Bose — the Sony WH-1000XM3 is the new king of noise-cancelling headphones. These cans block out so much airplane noise that you’ll forget you’re flying. Better yet, their sound quality is excellent, pumping out rich mids and low, deep bass. The 1000XM3 headphones are smart, too, with the ability to adapt the amount of noise cancellation based on your surroundings.On the exterior of the ear cups are touch controls for volume and for play/pause. The latest version of these headphones charges via USB-C, although, with 40 hours of battery life, you won’t need to juice them up often.Credit: Sony Logitech C920 deals?48 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$99.99US$54.94ViewUS$55.99ViewUS$69ViewUS$79.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by With 11 hours of battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will stay powered throughout your flight, no matter where you’re traveling to. The laptop’s 14-inch HDR display is vivid and detailed, and the comfortable keyboard is ideal for typing up reports. At 12.7 inches wide and 2.5 pounds in weight, this slim and lightweight laptop will take up little room on your airplane tray. The laptop has all the ports you’ll need when you’re on the go, including two USB Type-A ports, an HDMI connector, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a microSD card slot.Credit: Laptop Mag Amazon From $39.99 Bestbuy From $17.25 Western Digital My Passport 4TB It’s important to stay organized when you’re traveling, so you don’t forget to pack something or spend hours looking for it. The Bagsmart travel organizer is a simple solution for organizing all of your tech accessories, including power cords, phone chargers, earbuds and smartphones.Credit: Bagsmart Amazon Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your Shopping ListThe Best Gifts for GamersThe Best Gifts for Mac Owners and Apple FansThe Best Gifts for Kids250+ Tech Gift Ideas for Men and Women (Tom’s Guide)100 Gadgets and Stocking Stuffers Under $100 (Tom’s Guide)Top-Rated Toys and Christmas Gifts (Top Ten Reviews) From $49.99 From $19.90 Amazon There’s always a risk that something will happen to your laptop while you’re traveling. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a backup of your files and photos. The WD My Passport is an excellent portable hard drive that provides a ton of storage at a reasonable price. This external device connects to your laptop via USB 3.0 and includes a whopping 4TB of storage.Credit: Western Digital Bagsmart accessories case 3M Privacy Filter You get what you pay for. The $220 Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag is a pricey tote but this investment piece might just be the last bag you ever buy. The shoulder bag has several innovative features, like the MagLatch clasp, which has a built-in magnet that automatically fastens itself when you close the flap. Other unique conveniences include foldable inserts that let you move every compartment so you can transport lenses, notebooks and water bottles. In our review, we called the Everyday Messenger, “an almost perfect bag for creative professionals or people who just like nice things.” Peak Design Everyday Messenger From $899.00 From $19.99 Your laptop is loaded up with the latest antivirus software. You’ve got a fingerprint reader and a strong password, but you can still spill company secrets when the person next to you looks over your shoulder. A 3M privacy filter limits your laptop’s viewing angles so you can only read the text when looking at it head on.Credit: 3M Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse From $219.94 Peak Design Everyday Messenger Review » From $183.99 Amazon Western Digital My Passport 4TB deals?903 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$90ViewDeal ends Sat 31 AugUS$120US$97.99ViewUS$98.99ViewUS$100.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Logitech C920 If you’ve ever traveled abroad, you know that not all power outlets are alike. With the Unidapt power adapter, you never have to worry about compatibility issues. This portable accessory lets you toggle among U.S., U.K., European and Australian prong types with just a flip of a switch. It also has four USB ports for charging your smartphone.Credit: Unidapt Microsoft Surface Pro 6center_img Jackery PowerBar 20,800 mAh The Surface Pro 6 gives you the performance of a laptop in a tablet that won’t take up much room in your backpack or on a plane. The newest detachable from Microsoft has excellent performance and long battery life to go along with a gorgeous, 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824-pixel display. Business professionals will want to purchase the Type Cover keyboard accessory and Surface Pen for taking notes and writing emails.Credit: Laptop Mag Amazon From $129.99 Sony WH-1000XM3 Bagsmart accessories case deals?264 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$12.99ViewUS$21.99ViewUS$25.99ViewWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Most serious productivity workers have dual monitor setups at home and work, but when they head out on the road, they’re stuck with only the display on their laptops. A portable USB monitor like the ASUS MB169B+ is a game changer for any frequent traveler, because it gives them a second screen that’s light enough to carry anywhere and gets its power over USB. The 15.6-inch MB169B+ stands out because of its bright, full HD screen and slim design.Credit: Asus It’s fine to use a touchpad or pointing stick when you’re balancing a laptop on your lap or squeezing it onto a cramped tray table. However, when you’re sitting at your hotel room desk or at a conference room table, you want the accuracy and comfort of a real mouse. We love the Logitech M510, because of its easy-to-grip rubberized body and side buttons that let you go forward or back in your browser.Available in boring gray, fire engine red, or (my favorite) dark blue, the M510 lasts for months on a pair of AA batteries and connects to your computer using an included 2.4-GHz wireless dongle, no Bluetooth required.Credit: Logitech Asus MB169B+ deals?867 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$199US$182.38ViewUS$199.99ViewUS$217.99ViewUS$218.68ViewWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Amazon From $348.00 From $1367.10 Chances are, you already own a portable battery charger for your smartphone. But how about one for your laptop? The Jackery PowerBar is a 20,800-mAh portable battery with an AC power outlet on one end. This allows you to charge a laptop via a standard DC power-jack cord. According to Jackery, the charger will work with most laptops, including Apple MacBooks and laptops from HP, Lenovo and others. With such a large capacity, the battery can charge a 12-inch MacBook 1.2 times and an iPhone X six times.Credit: Jackery Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3M Privacy Filter deals?US$22.54ViewUS$46.59US$29.45ViewUS$43.76US$30.12ViewUS$37.91ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Amazon Amazon Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse deals?11 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$17.43ViewUS$19.49ViewUS$21.99ViewUS$39.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Amazon Microsoft Surface Pro 6 deals?261 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$899US$698.94ViewUS$699ViewUS$699ViewUS$699.97ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Even the best laptops have dreadful webcams. Instead of settling for awful video and photo quality, consider getting the Logitech C920. 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first_imgHealth Minister Giorgos Pamboridis said on Monday he would soon announce decisions aimed at alleviating problems at the Paphos and Polis Chrysochous hospitals.Following his visit on Monday to the two hospitals, which face serious understaffing problems among other issues, Pamboridis said that he heard the opinions of the directors and doctors, and that he would make an announcement “within the day or tomorrow”.Both the Paphos and Polis hospitals have been plagued with problems, and the health ministry has been pressured to find solutions, mainly to the understaffing.The government had proposed that Paphos hospital’s general practitioners (GP) and cardiologists also examined patients at Polis but this was not well received by the physicians who said that this would only exacerbate the understaffing problem. Doctors called for the hiring of more medical staff at Polis, and warned on Sunday of measures if they were forced to go to there.“Within the day or tomorrow the latest, the decisions of the ministry will be announced on the issue of resolving the staffing problems at the Polis hospital, but also those at some clinics in the Paphos general hospital,” Pamboridis said.The aim is to find solutions promptly, he said, so that the Polis inpatient ward is reopened, but to also solve problems faced in Paphos.“Our intention is to reopen the inpatient ward with additional GPs and a cardiologist,” Pamboridis said.Polis mayor Angelos Odysseos gave Pamboridis a letter with the requests of residents in the area who staged a protest outside the hospital last week. Among others, the residents are calling on the minister to intervene so that Polis hospital is adequately manned by medical and other staff, and for the reopening of the inpatient ward. They also called on the health ministry to look into the weaknesses observed at the radiology department and the hospital’s lab.Odysseos also stressed the need to hire more ambulance drivers.Residents also gathered outside the Polis hospital on Monday to voice their opposition to what they called the government’s neglect of their hospital, which serves around 25 communities.Marianna Kouppari who lives in Polis, said that the hospital must not be allowed to close as it serves hundreds of people. “The distance to Paphos hospital is huge and lives will be endangered,” she said.Pamboridis told state broadcaster CyBC earlier in the day, that soon, he would submit to the heads of the parliamentary political parties two bills, one on hospital autonomy, the other on the National Health Scheme (NHS). He added that the NHS would introduce a single health sector market between the private and public arenas.Last week, political leaders reached a consensus during their meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades as to how to proceed with the NHS. They were also presented with the government’s proposal which includes a road map for the implementation of the NHS. The meeting was part of the president’s initiative to steer steps leading up to the implementation of a health system. You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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