first_imgAmerican Sniper and Turn actor Owain Yeoman and Ready Player One actor Ralph Ineson are joining Katie Holmes and Christopher Convery in William Brent Bell’s horror thriller The Boy 2, from STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment.In the sequel to the 2016 film, a young family moves into Heelshire Mansion, unaware of the terrifying history of the estate. Soon, their young son makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily lifelike doll he calls Brahms. Yeoman will play Sean, the husband to Holmes’ Liza. Ineson has been cast in the role of Joseph. Convery co-stars as their son Jude.  READ MORERELATED LINKS Login/Register With: Advertisement THE BOY 2 Casts Owain Yeoman and Ralph InesonChristopher Convery Will Join Katie Holmes In ‘The Boy 2’Owain Yeoman and Ralph Ineson Join Katie Holmes in The Boy 2‘The Witch’ Star Ralph Ineson Will Face Off With Brahms in ‘The Boy 2’‘The Boy 2’ Adds Christopher Convery To Cast After Strong AFM Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Some calling for Metis Nation president to resign

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn-fighting within the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan saw a rally outside of their offices Wednesday.They are outraged and calling for the president to resign over improper spending and the way the organization is managed.APTN’s Chris Stewart has the story.last_img

Lankan officers leave Tamil Nadu

Bowing to pressures from Pro-Eelam Tamil outfits and the Tamil Nadu Government over their training at the Defence Service Staff College in Wellington, two Sri Lankan Military personnel left Tamil Nadu this evening, the Press Trust of India reported.Wing Commander M S Bandara Dassanayek and Major C S Harischandra Hettiarachchige were undergoing training in the College from May 27 despite objection from the State Government and protests from almost all the political parties and Pro-Eelam Outfits. The Government and political parties were against providing training to the officials in Tamil Nadu even after assurance given by Defence Minister A K Antony earlier that no Sri Lankan officials will be trained in future on Tamil Nadu soil. The agitation reached its peak yesterday, when nearly 200 workers of Naam Tamilzhar Katchi, stormed onto the campus of Madras Regiment Centre, housing the College and raised slogans against the Government and Sri Lanka and tore Congress and Lankan Flags.In the wake of the agitation, the officials along with their families were sent from the College campus this evening by road, accompanied with personnel in 10 military trucks, with armed guards and dropped at Coimbatore City Airport, College sources said. Political parties and like-minded organisations were blaming the Congress for this “injustice meted out to Tamil Nadu despite the killings of thousands of Tamils by Sri Lanka Government in the war against LTTE” and were mounting pressure on the Centre to immediately recall the officials. The officers, with their families, are going to Mumbai and from there to Sri Lanka, according to their scheduled plan, the sources said. read more

Jordan Hall From suspended to steward

Two weeks removed from serving a two-game suspension, junior running back Jordan Hall has been named a captain for Saturday’s game against Michigan State. Hall, along junior defensive back and sophomore defensive back Corey Brown, was suspended for the games against Toledo and Akron for receiving impermissible benefits in the form of $200 from a former booster at a Cleveland-area charity event. The NCAA reinstated his eligibility before the Sept. 17 game against the Miami Hurricanes. “He’s a big leader in the locker room; he does a great job,” Fickell said. “He’s handled everything that we’ve asked him to handle with class and dignity.” Hall was all smiles when discussing his captain status with the media. “It’s definitely an honor,” Hall said. “It’ll be one of my greatest memories at Ohio State and it’s definitely exciting.” Hall has improved since his return to the field, rushing for 87 yards in an otherwise-offensive disaster against Miami. He followed up that performance with 84 yards and a touchdown against Colorado. Hall also had a 90-yard kickoff return against the Buffaloes to set up a touchdown. Fickell said Hall’s competitive nature on offense and special teams is what sets him apart from other players. “There’s guys with all types of abilities. When you get to college … those abilities becomes closer and closer,” Fickell said. “I think that’s the one thing I would say about Jordan. Yes, he’s very good in the things that he does, but he’s a competitor.” He added, “I’ll tell you right now, if we took him over on defense, he’d start somewhere on defense too because of the competitor that he is.” Hall said he was appreciative of Fickell’s support. “It feels good because he’s the head coach, he makes all the decisions,” Hall said. “If he feels that way about a player, then you obviously feel good about yourself.” Fickell alluded to the team’s current suspended players, senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, senior offensive tackle Mike Adams, senior running back Dan “Boom” Herron and defensive end Solomon Thomas as potential future captains as well. “We understand that we learn from our mistakes, but we’re not gonna throw guys away,” Fickell said. “That’s kind of the reason we wanted to have game captains the whole season, so that we could make sure we could bring everybody … whatever their situation.” Posey, Adams and Herron are set to return next week against Nebraska, and Hall said they have been leaders throughout the season. “They are still full-fledged members of the team,” Hall said. “We look at them as leaders.” Ohio State will face Michigan State this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

Seismologist warns region of another possible earthquake more aftershocks

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T rattled by 9th quake in just over a weekNovember 1, 2018In “Regional”T&T urged to remain earthquake alertNovember 7, 2018In “latest news”Region urged to prepare for ‘big’ quakeDecember 10, 2018In “Environment” PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Seismologist at the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Centre (SRC) Dr Joan Latchman has cautioned residents of the region that aftershocks from Tuesday evening’s strong earthquake in eastern Venezuela can be expected for days to come.Another earthquake is also possible, she said late Tuesday.There have been early reports of structural damage to buildings, as well as cracks in floors and roads after the earthquake that the Trinidad-based SRC measured at a magnitude of 6.8 but the United States Geological Survey upgraded to 7.3, hit eastern Venezuela around 5:31 pm.The SRC put the earthquake at a depth of 73 kilometres, and its position in Venezuela at 55 km east-southeast of Carúpano, 95 km northeast of Maturín, and 131 km southeast of Porlamar.The tremor was not only felt in the Spanish-speaking nation but in other Caribbean countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Grenada, Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Witnesses reported seeing and feeling their homes, and even some of the contents, shaking when the quake hit.Speaking in a Facebook live video about an hour after the quake occurred Dr Latchman said there would be more tremors, noting that up to that point there had been at least seven aftershocks.“…Most of which you would not feel, but we can have an earthquake of this magnitude…and we expect that we can have an earthquake in the 5.0 to 5.9 magnitude range and this can happen within hours. Going by what we have seen in the past, within three to five hours we would not be surprised, or tomorrow, or sometime this week,” she said.“There is no formula for us to tell you when the aftershocks will occur. We were just looking at patterns of the past to guide.” read more

GRA meets UAE delegation to negotiate Double Taxation Agreement

The UAE delegation with the GRA and Foreign Affairs officialsA delegation of Government officials from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met with representatives from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently to negotiate a Double Taxation Agreement between the two countries.According to GRA in a statement, the engagement was held at the GRA Headquarters on Camp Street and came at the behest of the Governments of Guyana and the UAE as they seek to reach an accord on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion.The four-member foreign delegation was headed by Dr Hamid Nasr, Economic Expert- Ministry of Finance. He was accompanied by Abdalla Al Obaidli, Head of Bilateral Treaties Division – Ministry of Finance, Hamad ahmed Abdulla alnuaimi – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Department of International Law, and Addelrahman Abdulla Almaazmi – Second Secretary, Embassy of the UAE Brasilia.The local officials comprised of Rawle Lucas, Chairman of GRA’s Governing Board, Godfrey Statia, Commissioner-General- Guyana Revenue Authority, Lancelot Wills, Functional Head of the Legal Department, Joy Persaud, Legal Officer within the Commissioner General’s Secretariat and Natala Anderson, Foreign Service Officer- Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ​Resulting from the negotiations, the two delegations agreed on draft recommendations which will be submitted to their respective Governments for review and eventual approval and passage into law.Double Taxation Agreements are treaties between two or more countries to avoid international double taxation of income and property. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrinidad & Tobago, Venezuela plan summitOctober 27, 2015In “Politics”Guyana, India sign three agreementsJanuary 30, 2018In “latest news”President leads high level team to UN General Assembly meetingSeptember 20, 2014In “Business” read more

OZ Minerals and Unearthed Explorer Challenge goes live

first_imgThe Explorer Challenge has officially kicked off, with more than 2 TB of OZ Minerals project data going live and more than 1,000 global innovators on a wait list to test the limits of data science and geology by developing groundbreaking approaches to mineral exploration, Unearthed says.OZ Minerals and Unearthed, an energy and resources open innovation platform, partnered to deliver this online crowdsourcing competition to find new exploration targets at the Mount Woods tenements of the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine (pictured), in South Australia.Unearthed said: “Economic mineral deposits are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Geologists regularly spend years collecting and analysing disparate data, frequently testing hypotheses, from huge areas of land, often for little or no reward.“Explorers are looking for new approaches to solve this problem and develop innovative processes and ways of working that can drive up the discovery rate and, in doing so, decrease the number of holes drilled for less environmental and economic impact, resulting in a more sustainable and efficient future for mineral exploration.”Crowdsourcing is a process by which such a problem and the accompanying data is made available digitally to third parties from around the world, who then compete to deliver the best solution.In addition to a A$1 million ($713,785) prize pool, the winning model on the Explorer Challenge will be tested in real life, with the top targets scheduled to be drilled by the end of 2019.OZ Minerals’ Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Cole, said: “The iterative process of collecting different datasets, followed by geological interpretation can take a long time. The Explorer Challenge is one way we can speed up the exploration lifecycle and analyse information at a much faster rate.”Unearthed Industry Lead – Crowdsourcing, Holly Bridgwater, said: “Geologically speaking, the key advantage of crowdsourcing is for us to be able to assess an area of ground much faster. Instead of accessing a few opinions, you have access to hundreds and potentially thousands of opinions and you can use that collective brainpower in a short period to collate many different interpretations and see where potential targets might be.“All the different data collected has the potential to give signals and indicators and when analysed in different ways, gives the best opportunity to highlight points of difference and generate new thinking to help find the prized needles in the haystack.”The Explorer Challenge will run until the end of May, with winners announced in June.last_img read more

IE9s amazing Javascript performance might be more suspicious than it first appears

first_imgEarlier this morning, we posted in breathless excitement that the latest beta of Internet Explorer 9 had accomplished an amazing performance leap: in SunSpider, the Javascript performance benchmark made by the guys behind WebKit, IE9 not only outperformed IE8… it smoked every other browser out there.Impressive, no? Unfortunately, it appears like there might be a conspiracy afoot: it looks like IE9 might actually have cheated on the SunSpider test.It’s not clear if it’s a bug or on purpose, but the numbers IE9 was pumping out in SunSpider seemed suspicious to Mozilla developer Rob Sayre, who decided to check the numbers. When he did, he noticed something interesting: on one of the many subtests that determine a browser’s SunSpider rating, IE9 finished almost instantly. Sayre decided to tweak some of the parameters of the subtest to see how IE9 handled them, and discovered that when the parameters of the test changed even slightly, IE9 slowed down considerably.Sayre has since lodged a bug report against Internet Explorer over the result, but it does raise a lot of questions about what IE9’s Chakra Javascript engine is actually doing when it optimizes Javascript code, and whether or not the benchmark results are to be trusted… and since IE9 is closed-source, we may never know. One thing’s for sure: for right now, take IE9’s blistering speed with a grain of salt… it might not be actual.Read more at Arslast_img read more

Naxos fishermen catch a giant tuna fish in the Aegean

first_imgGreek fishermen on Naxos caught a giant tuna fish, the biggest to be seen in the Aegean in recent years. They proudly hung the fish onto the mast of their boat at Naxos port.Naxospress.gr reports that the residents of Naxos were amazed by the size of the tuna and gathered to the fishing boat owned by the Makarounas brothers, fishermen from the island of Kalymnos.The Makarounas brothers are known for their great skills as fishermen and their reputation goes beyond the borders of Greece.READ MORE: Photo of two cats enjoying the sunset on Naxos goes viral The tuna weighs 288 kilos and is 2.74 metres long. The tuna may have impressed residents, however bluefin tuna has red meat and can reach as much as 450 kilos in weight. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Un foie humain fonctionnel recréé grâce à des cellules souches

first_imgUn foie humain fonctionnel recréé grâce à des cellules souchesDes chercheurs japonais sont parvenus à créer un foie humain “fonctionnel” à partir de cellules souches pluripotentes induites (iPS).Les propriétés des cellules souches n’en finissent plus de fasciner et d’inspirer les chercheurs. Et c’est une nouvelle prouesse que vient d’annoncer une étude parue mercredi dans la revue Nature. Selon ces travaux, une équipe de scientifiques japonais serait parvenue à récréer un foie humain “fonctionnel” à partir de cellules iPS, autrement dit des cellules souches pluripotentes induites.  Il s’agit de cellules adultes reprogrammées pour rajeunir et retrouver les propriétés des cellules souches embryonnaires. Pour fabriquer le nouvel organe, les chercheurs ont conçu en laboratoire une ébauche de foie grâce à ces cellules. Puis ils ont implanté le tout dans une souris. Peu à peu, l’organe s’est ensuite vascularisé jusqu’à finalement atteindre les propriétés d’un foie humain. A tel point que l’organe ainsi constitué était capable de produire des protéines spécifiques comme l’albumine ou de jouer son rôle d’épuration comme le véritable organe. Pour tester le fonctionnement du nouvel organe, les scientifiques avaient provoqué une défaillance hépatique chez la souris. Ils ont alors pu constater que le foie permettait à l’animal de vivre presque normalement. Des résultats qui s’avèrent particulièrement prometteurs alors que la pénurie d’organe demeure importante à l’heure actuelle. Pas d’essai sur l’Homme avant une dizaine d’années À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Néanmoins, comme l’a souligné le Pr Takanori Takebe, principal auteur de l’étude, il est encore beaucoup trop tôt pour dire si la technique pourrait fonctionner chez l’être humain. Cité par l’AFP, le scientifique a précisé que cette étude a permis “en quelque sorte de montrer la validité de notre approche de principe”. Optimiste, il espère, d’ici une dizaine d’années (mais pas avant), pouvoir débuter des essais cliniques sur l’homme. Selon le Pr Chris Mason, un spécialiste de médecine régénérative à l’UCL Medical School, cette prouesse pourrait toutefois servir dans d’autres domaines. Il estime ainsi par exemple, qu’il sera possible d’utiliser cette stratégie prometteuse pour détecter la toxicité ou les effets indésirables des nouveaux médicaments avant même l’étape des essais cliniques sur l’homme.Le 4 juillet 2013 à 12:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bring on the Bears Admissions tax hearing set

first_imgAfter weeks of all-quiet-on-the-baseball-front, a proposal to bring the Yakima Bears to Vancouver has been revived by considerably lower construction estimates and a significant pledge of future donations — up to $3.5 million — from the Clark -College Foundation.With a new funding proposal in place, Clark County commissioners will have a public hearing on the most significant funding source: a 5 percent admissions tax.The hearing will be 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.A draft of the admissions tax ordinance will be available to review on Friday, said Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart.When asked whether the admissions tax would apply to the Clark County Fair — which Commissioner Marc Boldt said in September might be a deal breaker — Stuart said the details are still being worked out.Initially, the owners of the Yakima Bears, a Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, said in May they would pay 30 percent of capital costs and pay for ongoing maintenance and operations. The 5 percent admissions tax would be more widely applied — with an exemption for nonprofit organizations — and revenues would fund 70 percent.Commissioners rejected that proposal.Stuart suggested in August that the tax would be limited, adding 5 percent to the cost of admission to movie theaters, the Sleep Country Amphitheater, the Clark County Fair and a proposed stadium at Clark College.last_img read more

Two free adventure games you cannot miss

first_img See it $210 at Best Buy $999 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $6 at Tidal Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Comments TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Video Games,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. What Remains of Edith Finch is a visually stunning game of exploration and discovery. Annapurna Interactive Game time! Epic Games and Humble Bundle are giving away a couple of unique, very well-reviewed titles — but only for a limited time.First up: What Remains of Edith Finch, free from Epic between now and Jan. 24. To get it and play it, you need an account and the Epic Games software client (both free as well).Released in 2017 and available for Windows only, it currently sells for $20 on Steam, where it received “overwhelmingly positive” marks from players. It’s a story-heavy game of exploration and family history.a-story-about-my-uncleA Story About My Uncle is a first-person platform adventure. Coffee Stain Publishing Next: A Story About My Uncle, a Humble offering available until Saturday. On Steam — where you’ll redeem the license — it would cost you $13. The game is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.Obviously there’s a family element here as well, but A Story is definitely more action-driven — a first-person platformer that sees you jumping and swinging in search of your lost uncle.Its reviews are little more mixed, but did I mention it’s free? Sarah Tew/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See at Turo Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 Chris Monroe/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET See It Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Turo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sprint Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $59 at eBay Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $999 15 Photos $60 at Best Buy Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Tags Apple iPhone XS Share your voice The Cheapskate Tags Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Comments $520 at HP Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Amazon JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 7 $999 Best Buy CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Boost Mobile Read Google Home Hub review $155 at Google Express See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. The Cheapskate $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). CNET may get a commission from retail offers. CES 2019: The tech changing the way we play video games Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Angela Lang/CNET 2 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Rylo See Itlast_img read more

Chinas Manufacturing Index Slides in November PBOC Should Introduce More Stimulus

first_imgChina’s manufacturing index slipped in November reflecting the growing weakness in the world’s second largest economy.Two separate surveys published on Monday triggered a new set of concerns from experts who think the People’s Bank of China should introduce more regulations to steer away from a hard market crash.The SlideChina’s official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 50.3, an eight-month low and was 0.05 points down from October’s 50.8 reading.The final HSBC/Markit China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was unchanged at the six-month low of 50.0 but the figure is estimated to be the breakeven point – which separates expansion and contraction – for China’s economy.While the official survey focuses on the performance of large, government-owned factories, the HSBC survey analyzes growth among the smaller and private manufacturers. Both surveys showed a slide.Weak demand from overseas clients has put a damper on the manufacturing industry. Domestic demand exceeded foreign demand and new export orders also decreased.”The PMI data suggests that fundamentals are still very weak. Investment in property and manufacturing remains weak, so the government is the only one spending. And when government spending wanes in the winter months, the economy falls off,” Larry Hu, an economist at Macquarie Group told MarketWatch, referring to the fact that construction projects usually take a hit during the winters.Failed Attempt?The People’s Bank of China recently lowered its lending rate by 40 base points. The cut came as a surprise to many because the government was reluctant to admit that the economy was shrinking. But that didn’t seem to work for the country.”The PBOC’s rate cut appears to have failed to improve sentiment, and we see little improvement in activity indicators in November,” ANZ wrote in a research note, according to Reuters.What to ExpectGoing forward, experts believe that the Chinese government will introduce more stimuli to help revive the economy.”In order to maintain growth for the whole year at around 7.5 percent (the official target), we believe that Chinese authorities will intensify easing efforts in December to accelerate growth momentum,” ANZ’s research note read.Barclays predicts two more benchmark cuts in interest rates in the first half of 2015 and three cuts in the reserve ratio deposits, the first one of which is expected this month.”Given China’s structural challenges, we continue to believe more rate cuts are necessary. We believe that lowering rates will mainly help to reduce the debt burden, lower financial risks, support business sentiment, and sustain private demand,” Jian Chang of Barclays wrote in a note to CNBC.Some experts suggest the government must cut taxes to boost the economy.last_img read more

LF has been sold to BJP Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Criticising the move of Left Front calling a six-hour bandh on Friday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has once again attacked the party, saying that it has been sold to BJP.Banerjee took a dig at the Left, saying that from the next time they will call bandh at midnight and stated it to be “bandh freedom at midnight”.While leaving Nabanna on Thursday evening, the Chief Minister said: “Can there be any bandh from 6 am to 12 noon? Next they will give a call for a bandh from midnight to 4 am and it will be observed in sleep. This is their (CPI-M) future and they have no capability to work in the grassroot level. ‘Harmads’ of CPI-M have now become the ‘ostads’ of BJP. The party has been sold to BJP. So it is not right to expect anything from them.”She maintained: “Offices open at 10 am…they have called bandh at such a time that it is nothing but drama. Such drama will not be tolerated. They have caused enough damage to the state by giving call for bandhs.””The bandh will become 100 percent successful if they give a call for the same at midnight,” the Chief Minister said.last_img read more

Malwarebytes 306 with stability and performance improvements

first_imgMalwarebytes 3.0.6 with stability and performance improvements by Martin Brinkmann on January 26, 2017 in Security – Last Update: May 23, 2018 – 165 commentsMalwarebytes 3.0.6 is the latest version of the popular security program for Windows that is available as a free and premium version.The company, also called Malwarebytes, released version 3.0 of the program not too long ago. The update changed things around quite a bit, and not all for the better.The new Malwarebytes unified the company’s three individual products Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, and Anti-Ransomware into a single product. All three were available as a free version previously, but that changed with the release of the new program version.The company pulled the standalone products, so that they could only be used from that moment on in Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium.There were other things in Malwarebytes 3.0 that user worried about. Especially the program’s memory consumption was mentioned in this regard, but users complained about the performance and the stability of the security application as well.Malwarebytes 3.0.6 with stability and performance improvementsMalwarebytes released several versions since the initial release of Malwarebytes 3.0. All included stability and performance improvements, as well as other fixes. This is not different with today’s release of Malwarebytes 3.0.6. The new version is available for free and premium users alit.Highlights of the Malwarebytes release are:Malware detection and remediation improvements.Startup time improvements.Memory leaks plugged.CPU usage after scan completion reduced.Fixed issue where “Real-Time Protection turned off” notifications were displayed incorrectly.Patched several crash and blue screen issues.Fixed individual issues in Edge, Windows Insider Previews, and PowerPoint.The full change log is displayed when you start the update. You may also check it out on the Malwarebytes site once the release history is updated.Malwarebytes addressed several issues in this new version of the software. At least some users who upgraded their version to Malwarebytes 3.0.6 are reporting that they are still experiencing issues including crashes, Access Denied Code 5 error messages during the upgrade, or that Web Protection does not start.On a personal note: I did experience the “Real-Time Protection turned off” notification issue, and it was quite annoying. I have to monitor this more closely, but it seems indeed fixed in this release.Memory consumption of MBAMService.exe is still quite high, and it is not the only process that is used by the application.Malwarebytes 3.0.6 update to Component Package version 1.0.69First thing you may want to do is check the version information of the installed copy of Malwarebytes. You find the information under Settings > About.Check the Malwarebytes version and the Component Package version. The Malwarebytes version should read If it is not , you need to update the software to the latest version anyway as newer versions are already available to the public.If that is the installed version, you will notice that the component package version is 1.0.50.The preview update brings the component package version of Malwarebytes to 1.0.69.The download link has been posted on the official Malwarebytes forum. This is the only option to update Malwarebytes 3.0.1469 currently.Please note that this is labeled a preview. It may not be stable, and you may experience issues installing it on a machine.I did not notice any issues installing it on a Windows 10 64-bit PC however, but your mileage may vary.It is recommended to create a backup of important data before you install the preview update.The component package version should read 1.0.69 after the update.The preview download will be replaced eventually by the public Malwarebytes 3.0.6 update.Since it is a preview, there is no word yet on the changes that it introduces. It may fix issues that you are experiencing, and may be worth a shot because of that. (thanks AJ North for the tip)Malwarebytes 3.0.6 Component Update 1.0.75You can check the version of Malwarebytes in the following way:Open Malwarebytes on your system so that the interface of the program is visible on the screen.Select Settings > About in the interface.There you find the Malwarebytes version, and more importantly for this update, the component package version. It should read 1.0.75.If it does not, select Dashboard to go back to the starting page. Locate Updates under scan status, and click on the link next to it there to run a manual check for update. If it is not picked up, I’d suggest you download the program anew from the Malwarebytes website to update it this way.You are probably wondering what has been fixed in the version:Fixed issue with imaging programs (such as Macrium Reflect) where large artifact files were left in the System Volume Information folder if a backup is created with anti-ransomware protection enabledFixed problem where Web Protection and Anti-Ransomware may fail to start properlyFixed problem where Web Protection detections were failing on Windows 10Fixed problem where DNS was not resolving properly with Web Protection enabledFixed problem where Web Protection did not show the proper block page when Bitdefender 2017 was also installedFixed an issue where certain drivers were not stopped and unloaded in Free modeFixed memory leakImproved overall malware detection and remediationThe update addresses startup issues of several of the security program’s components. In particular, it fixes issues with Web Protection not being enabled properly, and Web Protection related issues, such as DNS not resolving properly when the module ran in the background.It is too early to tell whether component update 1.0.75 will fix all issues surrounding Web Protection and other components.Another betaA new beta update released this weekend promises to do away with that particular issue. The very first entry of the change log reads ” Fixed issue where real-time protection modules do not enable correctly”.It needs to be noted that this is a beta release. It is not designed for production environments. Also, users are asked not to install the update on 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, and to do a clean install. This means removing the installed version of Malwarebytes 3 first before installing the new version.As far as other fixes are concerned, there are plenty as well according to the changelog:Fixed Bad Pool Header BSOD while web browsing (in majority of cases)Fixed issue that could cause user to have to login with a temporary profile instead of their standard user profileAdditional enhancements to improve memory usageFixed issue where 3.0.5 could revert to version 3.0.0 in certain conditionsFixed numerous crashes, including service crashesAddressed several vulnerabilitiesThe Web Protection block page now redirects to https://block.malwarebytes.comFixed issue where Web Protection would not re-enable properly after booting back from minimal safe mode on VistaNumerous enhancements to overall protection and remediationMalwarebytes will push out a stable version update eventually that will patch the issues in that version as well on user systems. A release date has not been mentioned yet though.Malwarebytes notes that the update fixes several reported security vulnerabilities in the program as well.Closing WordsIf you run Malwarebytes 3.0 or later on your Windows system, you may want to make sure that the latest update is installed. It fixes several security issues, and long-standing issues that at least some users of the program had to live with since the release of Malwarebytes 3.0 Final.Now You: How has your experience with Malwarebytes 3.x been so farSummaryArticle NameMalwarebytes 3.0.6 with stability and performance improvementsDescriptionMalwarebytes 3.0.6 is the latest version of the popular security program for Windows that is available as a free and premium version.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Speedskater Brittany Bowe takes Olympic medal after a comeback story

first_imgAlongside teammates Mia Manganello and Heather Bergsma, they narrowly beat Canada in the team pursuit to snag third place.  Japan won gold while the Netherlands, a speedskating favorite, earned silver.This is the first Olympic medal for American women in speedskating since 2002.It’s also Bowe’s first medal ever after missing out on one in Sochi four years ago.A comeback story18 months before the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Bowe collided with another skater during practice.She suffered negative effects from her concussion and remained unsure about her Olympics future.‘A year ago … I wasn’t able to work out for 10 minutes without having a near fainting episode,’ she told the Salt Lake Tribune. ‘I was watching world singles on my couch in a really dark place.’Then she did make it to PyeongChang, but medals remained out of her grasp.In three races prior to the team pursuit, she finished in the top five — but couldn’t make it to the podium. At least, until today. It’s been a good Olympics for out athletes. | Photo: YouTube/Team USA GAYSTARNEWS- Out athlete Brittany Bowe helped Team USA win a bronze medal in speedskating on Wednesday (21 February). Winter Olympics 2018: All the LGBTQ Olympians to watch out forAdam Rippon deserves his time in the spotlight – so let him have itWinter Olympics 2018: Bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst misses out on a medal in dramatic fashionRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/brittany-bowe-olympic-medal/center_img Team USA wins bronze. | Photo: Instagram @brittanybowe‘I am beyond grateful for the opportunity- it has been an absolute team effort,’ Bowe wrote on Instagram.A triumph for LGBTI athletesBowe joins other LGBTI athletes in becoming medal-winning Olympians this year.Another speedskater, Ireen Wüst, was the first out LGBTI athlete to win a medal in PyeongChang.At the start of the games, Canadian and US figure skaters Eric Radford and Adam Rippon won medals in the team event.Radford won a second medal, the bronze, in the main pairs figure skating event.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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