World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan elated after India’s clinical win over Australia

first_imgShikhar Dhawan on Sunday showed his masterclass as he played through pain for hours to score a characterstic 109-ball 117 as India registered their second World Cup 2019 win, beating five-time world champions Australia by 36 runs at The Oval on Sunday.It was an all-round effort from India that helped them tame one of the tournament favourites Asutralia. After Dhawan’s classy century, Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock and hammered a fearless 82. It was followed by unfettered batting from Hardik Pandya (48), MS Dhoni (27) and KL Rahul (11) as India posted a total of 352.On a nothing-to-offer pitch for bowlers, Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah impressed with their figures of 3/50 and 3/61 respectively to all out Australia for 316.And that’s what Man of the Match winner Shikhar Dhawan talked about during a post-match interview. Dhawan said India ticked all the boxes as India out-batted, out-bowled and out-fielded at The Oval.”We are happy with the result as it was a great team effort. It’s a great sign for our team and I’m happy with this man of the match award,” Shikhar Dhawan said.”We ticked all the boxes today. We knew they are a great side and the match will go down to the wire. We need to continue ticking the boxes in upcoming matches. The fans are having a great time and they’ll be happy with this win.””Very happy with the performance overall. We are a great fielding side, we took great catches. We have a good bowling side, great spinners as well. We work really hard in the nets, our process is very strong that’s why the results are going our way. “advertisementShikhar Dhawan injured his left thumb during the match on a Pat Cummins’ bouncer but continued to bat for hours despite being in pain to get his 17th ODI hundred and 3rd in a World Cup.India will next face New Zealand on June 13 in a bid to continue their winning run at World Cup 2019.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and bowlers shine as India wallop AustraliaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli asks crowd to stop cheater chants directed at Steve SmithAlso Seelast_img read more


first_imgThe town of Hornick will hold a town hall meeting for all residents tonight (Friday) at 6:30pm at Town Hall.A meal will be provided and children are welcome.The Salvation Army will have 2 bounce houses set up for school aged kids at the park during the meeting.They will also be serving supper to make sure volunteers are taken care of, so the kids are welcome to eat there as well.last_img

Newbury on high alert with racing fearing summer of racecourse brawls

first_imgZero tolerance on drug use, “spotters” patrolling bars and extra security staff in hi-vis jackets will be among the protocols in place at Newbury on Saturday afternoon, as one of the course’s most prestigious fixtures takes place with as much focus on the possibility of antisocial behaviour in the enclosures as there is on the action on the track.High-profile brawls at Goodwood and Ascot over the last two weekends, footage of which has been widely shared on social media, will ensure that Saturday’s Lockinge Stakes meeting will be closely scrutinised for any hint of trouble. Serious disturbances at racecourses on consecutive Saturdays can be seen as a wake-up call for the sport. Three in a row could suggest that the situation is already getting out of control.Many of Britain’s biggest tracks, on the Flat in particular, have concentrated their marketing efforts on Saturday cards in recent years as they look to bring a fresh audience to the sport. Two of the summer’s biggest festival meetings, at York and Newmarket, have shifted from a Friday finish to conclude on Saturday – controversially so in the case of Newmarket’s July meeting, as its new slot was already occupied by big days at York, Chester and Ascot. “We are aware of the issue with toilets so we send police into the toilets, and as with the alcohol side, it’s not something that we’ve woken up to two weeks ago. It’s been an ongoing, detailed programme in conjunction with North Yorkshire police so every dog will have two officers with it. The main thing is that it’s a deterrent, but it sets a standard and people will be caught.”Drunkenness and antisocial behaviour at racecourses is hardly a new phenomenon. When Sandown Park, near Esher in Surrey, opened in 1875, it was the first track in Britain to charge a fee for admission. It did so as a reaction to events like the annual free-for-all at Epsom on Derby day, where contemporary reports and paintings such as Frith’s Derby Day from the mid-1850s depict wholesale debauchery at an event that drew hundreds of thousands to the Surrey Downs.Derby Day on 2 June will again draw a huge crowd to Epsom in a fortnight’s time, but this weekend the focus will be squarely on Newbury as racing hopes to show that the scenes at Goodwood and Ascot were an aberration and not a trend. Security officers are seen at Ascot, where a brawl broke out last weekend. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecours Talking Horses: Stradivarius on course for Gold Cup after York victory If you come to York with drugs, we will have dogs to greet you at the entranceWilliam Derby, York’s chief executive Read more The possibility that the use of illegal drugs, and cocaine in particular, might be fuelling recent outbreaks of violence at racecourses is also being addressed. In the aftermath of the disturbances over the last two weekends, anecdotal evidence on social media and internet forums has suggested that cocaine use is increasing at some tracks, with long queues for the mens’ toilets highlighted as evidence of the problem.“We always assess the challenges of each raceday on a case-by-case basis,” Julian Thick, Newbury’s chief executive, said this week, “and give thorough consideration to any additional factors in the build-up to each raceday. As is the case across all our major fixtures, we will have sniffer dogs, drug amnesty bins and bag searches in operation across all our entrances on Saturday and an increased number of security staff wearing high-visibility clothing throughout the site.”Collins confirmed that Newbury operates a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal drugs. “We won’t accept it,” she said. “If there are signs of it, people will be asked to leave and escorted out if necessary. That’s why we have the sniffer dogs and amnesty bins and if that also means having security going in [to the toilets] then that’s what we will do.” Share on WhatsApp Goodwood brawl highlights danger of tracks chasing drink-fuelled profits Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on Facebook Facebook news It has worked, with tracks seeing big surges in attendance, from organised coach parties in particular. But in a country with a deep-seated drinking culture, there are many who intend, and expect, to drink all day, and some racecourses at least have been accused of chasing the profit from alcohol sales too aggressively and turning a blind eye to the possible consequences.Newbury is, in a sense, paying the price for events at tracks beyond their control, involving spectators who have probably never been to Newbury and never will. Yet a brief clip of brawling at Ascot last weekend was streamed more than a million times on Twitter. It falls to Newbury to convince all those who watched it that violence – drunken, drug-fuelled or both – is not a standard part of the Saturday racing experience.The track has had a heightened awareness of the potential for trouble in a big racecourse crowd since July 2012, when a pre-planned brawl between rival football fans from Swansea and Cardiff erupted on a lawn near the main grandstand. About 50 men were involved in the fighting and four were subsequently convicted of affray.“Newbury has done a lot over the last few years since that trouble in terms of implementing measures to try to prevent any forms of antisocial behaviour,” Harriet Collins, Newbury’s head of communications, said this week. “It is preventative measures which are really important. Things like bar-spotters are really helping and have been in place for a couple of years. They are experienced and they cover all the bars, looking for the early signs of antisocial behaviour.“They speak to the bar staff to see if there is anyone they are uncomfortable about, they assess those situations and if they are concerned then they will contact security. We are also being very diligent in terms of assessing possible weak spots around the course, where we perhaps need more hi-vis security.” Support The Guardian Horse racing Read more Share on LinkedIn Twitter Topics Racing is Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport with almost 6m paying fans annually, and effectively the biggest from the middle of May until the start of the new football season. Every Saturday from now until the beginning of August will stage at least one, and possibly two or three, meetings with a five-figure crowd, and John Smith’s Day at York in mid-July will be one of the biggest.In the past, it has been an afternoon with a reputation for heavy drinking in a crowd that can reach 40,000, more than double the number that attended any of the three days of the course’s Dante meeting this week. John Smith’s will sponsor the card for the 59th time this year – it is the longest continuous sponsorship in the sport – and in the days when the brewer had an extensive network of “tied” pubs across the north, many would organise a coach party to York for an annual day out.The feature race is a handicap, making it a day for punters as much as purists, and coach parties still account for a substantial proportion of the crowd on what is usually York’s biggest day of the year in terms of attendance. Managing such a big crowd is always a challenge, but as William Derby, York’s chief executive, pointed out this week: “Last year on John Smith’s Day, we had 38,000 people here and not a single arrest.”The course’s procedures on big summer Saturdays have developed over time, and Derby insists that York remains “vigilant and never complacent”, having also introduced police sniffer dogs to the security setup in recent years.“We employ drugs dogs as a deterrent,” Derby said, “and we’ve used social media extensively in recent years to make it very obvious that if you come to York with drugs, we will have dogs to greet you at the entrance. Share on Twitter Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger “You’ve got to be diligent and careful, but you’ve got to be positive about it as well,” Collins said. “We assess the potential issues at every raceday well in advance, and we decided many weeks ago, for instance, that we would not be showing the FA Cup final [which starts 10 minutes before Newbury’s last race] on Saturday.“We want everyone to come and have a really enjoyable day and so we’re doing all we can. We’re looking forward to it. It’s going to be a really good day.” Since you’re here… Reuse this contentlast_img read more

How Steven Grasse Went from Mad Man to Distiller and Never Looked Back

first_img“I hate advertising and I hate everyone in it,” Steven Grasse, 52, says. When asked about the early stages of his career, it felt as though he was reliving some intense trauma. As a former ad-man and current small-batch liquor proprietor, Grasse couldn’t wait to be his own boss. At 23, he founded his own agency, then Gyro Worldwide, now Quaker City Mercantile, sparking an earth-shaking, two decades of evidently unsatisfying, advertising magic.“Once you get the account, you start losing it right away,” he laments. “It’s like renovating an apartment you don’t own.”At the helm of his agency, he sought permanence, investing in nearly invisible companies and pulling new ones out of thin air. Whether he was transforming Puma into a worldwide brand or revitalizing New England’s historic beer darling, Narragansett, Grasse was a force to be reckoned with.“I was most appreciative of his passion for rejecting the status quo,” says Lindsay Prociw, Category Director of Mixable Spirits at William Grant & Sons. As the Director of Innovation, she worked tirelessly with Grasse to put Hendrick’s Gin on the map. “His long history and experience [with Hendrick’s], combined with his thirst for staying modern and relevant in his interests…has made him someone I often go to directly for [perspective].”William Grant & Sons, needing a new gin and rum to add to its roster, approached Grasse. His rock ‘n roll sensibilities led to the rise of the whimsical Hendrick’s Gin and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Grasse would later churn out Art in the Age, an experimental spirits and lifestyle brand catering to adventurous professional and amateur mixologists alike.A history buff above all else, Grasse’s love of Transcendentalism and disdain for advertising pushed him all the way into the spirits world. He essentially purchased the town of Tamworth, New Hampshire, lured there by its pure waters and history-steeped streets (Thoreau frequently summered there), and established the Tamworth Distilling. Though initially meeting some pushback from the locals (many of whom were alive during Prohibition), the distillery and its sprawling grounds has drawn many millennials to the rural locale and employed a bevy of local farmers.Blue Lion Chicorée Liqueur Tamworth Distilling“People want to know where their food comes from,” Grasse says. “But then they go home and order everything on Amazon.” He goes on to liken major tech corporations to “modern-day robber barons.” Though Grasse tries to capture the magic of Transcendentalist idols found in nature rather than industrialization, his penchant for pushing the envelope remains steadfast.With products like Von Humboldt’s Turmeric Cordial and Art in the Age’s Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial, Tamworth Distillery piques the curiosity of even the most habitual drinkers, but it doesn’t stop there. One of Grasse’s favorite liquors is an Art in the Age Beet Root Vodka which almost tastes like horse manure, so “you know it’s real.” Tamworth distillers are also playing with ideas for fermented goat’s milk which “smells like a dirty sock but tastes like perfume.” You know, your dream drink.Make no mistake, Tamworth is Grasse’s baby (an Arkansas satellite is still gestating). Utterly committed to his vision and supporting the town it resides in, Grasse is primarily interested in the happiness of the individual. Whether that’s just him, Tamworth residents, or fans of his niche alcohol, you can be sure of one thing:“It’s not for sale.”Berry Basil Gimlet2 oz Art in the Age Black Trumpet Blueberry1 oz gin½ oz fresh lime juice½ oz honeyFresh basil leavesMethod: Muddle honey, basil, and lime juice in cocktail shaker. Add ice, gin and AITA Black Trumpet Blueberry and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a basil leaf. Editors’ Recommendations 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic The Best American Gin 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without The Best American Liqueur 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Ciderlast_img read more

Le ministère souhaite connaître lopinion du public dans le cadre de lexamen

first_img Les personnes qui ne sont pas en mesure d’assister à une rencontre publique peuvent participer en ligne à l’adresse Les soumissions par le site Web seront acceptées jusqu’au 8 décembre. Un rapport sera présenté à la ministre de l’Éducation en janvier. Le mardi 16 novembre, Great Hall, salle CE 265, Université Cape Breton, 1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney Le mercredi 17 novembre, Keating Millennium Centre, salle de conférence A, Université St. Francis Xavier, Varsity Drive, Antigonish Le jeudi 18 novembre, salle 3526, campus Waterfront du Nova Scotia Community College, 80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth Le mercredi 24 novembre, salle M2, Nova Scotia Community College, 1575 Lake Road, Shelburne Le jeudi 25 novembre, salle KCIC Acadia Room, Université Acadia, 32, av. University, Wolfville Le lundi 29 novembre, Student Union Building, salle 307, Université Dalhousie, 6136, av. University, Halifax Le mardi 30 novembre, vidéoconférence, Université Sainte-Anne Les étudiants auront bientôt accès à un programme d’aide financière améliorée qui rendra l’éducation postsecondaire plus abordable. Les étudiants, les parents et autres personnes intéressées peuvent soumettre leurs idées sur les façons d’améliorer le programme d’aide aux étudiants lors de l’une de six rencontres publiques ou par l’entremise d’une vidéoconférence en français. Les soumissions peuvent également être effectuées sur le site Web du ministère de l’Éducation. Le premier ministre Darrell Dexter s’est engagé à améliorer l’aide financière aux étudiants plus tôt cet automne. « La Nouvelle-Écosse a l’un des programmes d’aide aux étudiants les plus faibles au pays, a dit Marilyn More, ministre de l’Éducation. Il faut changer cette situation pour permettre à nos jeunes d’avoir les moyens d’obtenir l’éducation dont ils ont besoin pour pouvoir obtenir l’un des bons emplois qui assurent la croissance de notre économie. » Le programme d’aide aux étudiants offre de l’aide financière, sous forme de prêts et de subventions, aux étudiants admissibles qui poursuivent des études postsecondaires. Des prêts d’une valeur de totale de près de 14,4 millions de dollars ont été accordés dans le cadre du programme l’année dernière afin de payer les frais de scolarité et de subsistance. Au total, l’appui financier du gouvernement aux universités a dépassé 446 millions de dollars en 2010-2011. La dette moyenne d’un étudiant à l’obtention de son diplôme est de 30 128 $. « Nous devons utiliser les investissements dans les études postsecondaires de façon judicieuse afin de réduire le niveau d’endettement tout en respectant notre engagement de vivre selon nos moyens, » a dit Mme More. La consultation aidera le gouvernement à engager les intervenants et à cerner des options pour les types d’aide, les subventions et les prêts, le niveau d’aide, les limites d’endettement et d’autres améliorations. L’amélioration de l’aide financière aux étudiants qui en ont le plus besoin est l’une des principales recommandations du rapport de Tim O’Neill sur le système universitaire de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Chaque rencontre se déroulera de 19 h à 21 h et les discussions seront axées uniquement sur le programme d’aide aux étudiants. Les rencontres auront lieux aux endroits suivants :last_img read more

Garib Rath to continue says Ministry of Railways

first_imgNew Delhi: The Ministry of Railways dismissed reports of the discontinuation of Garib Rath, touted to be the poor man’s AC train. “It is clarified that there is no proposal to discontinue Garib Rath Services on Indian Railways,” the ministry mentioned in an official statement.Reportedly, the train service initiated by the former rail minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, will either be completely phased out or be converted into mail or express trains. But the ministry claimed, “Owing to a temporary shortage of coaches on Northern Railway, two pairs of weekly trains of Garib Rath services namely, Train No. 12207/08 between Kathgodam and Jammu Tawi and Train No. 12209/10 between Kanpur and Kathgodam were temporarily operated as Express train services by Northern Railway.” Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedReportedly, the rail ministry asked to stop making of new coaches for the trains. But it is also being clarified that the rail services in both the sectors will be restored from August, 4. By the Garib Rath rail service, passengers can travel in the AC coaches at a lower fare, cheaper than the normal AC-3 tier fares. Therefore, these are very popular services. Currently, there are 26 pairs of Garib Rath services operating on Indian Railways.last_img read more

Stars To Volunteer At LA Mission Easter Event For The Homeless

first_imgThe Los Angeles Mission will once again receive celebrity help when it hosts its annual Skid Row Easter Event for the Homeless.A special holiday meal will be served to thousands of men, women and children. Each child will receive an Easter basket, adults will receive hygiene kits. Foot washing, which has both spiritual and practical applications for the homeless, will be provided by the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers.Over 2,000 pairs of new shoes will be distributed. etnies, the world’s leading Action Sports footwear and apparel manufacturer, is donating the shoes, and will have staff on hand to ensure a proper fit for everyone.Celebrities and political leaders will be among hundreds of volunteers who will serve the meal, and perform foot washing. Scheduled to appear: Danielle Fishel (Boy Meets World), Stephen Collins (7th Heaven), David Faustino (Married with Children), Brandon Molale (Granite Flats), Edwin Hodge (Red Dawn), Golnesa (G. G.) Gharachedaghi (The Shahs of Beverly Hills), Twitch Boss, Allison Holker (So You Think You Can Dance), Leah Cecil (Miss California), Savannah Jayde (Big Time Rush), Jen Lilley (the Artist), Nick and Sophie Simmons (Gene Simmons Family Jewels), Leslie Hughes (The Bachelor), Booboo Stewart (Twilight series), Judi Shekoni (Twilight series), Brandon Tyler Russell (Smitty), Jared Kusnitz (Underemployed), Zach Callison (Sofia the First), Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarder) and others.Public officials scheduled to attend include: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Jan Perry, Dennis Zine (in a runoff for City Controller), Joe Buscaino, Councilman-elect Mike Bonin, Council candidate Mitch O’Farrell (in a runoff for District 13), Ron Galperin (In a runoff City Controller) and Carmen Trutanich (Incumbent City Attorney, in a runoff for reelection), and others.Easter Week foot washing is a Christian tradition and an act of humbleness and service – memorializing that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples the night before he was crucified. Many who are on the streets seldom have normal loving human contact – and this outreach of food, foot washing with podiatric care and new shoes is a way of inviting them to learn about the Mission’s services, including its long term program of restoration – in order to get off the streets permanently.The event takes place Friday, March 29, 2013 (Good Friday) from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Los Angeles Mission at 5th & Wall Street.last_img read more

Specialised electric underground vehicle at MINExpo

first_imgPhoenix-based TOMCAR Holding, which produces high-end all-terrain vehicles for mining will exhibit at MINExpo 2016. In addition to featuring its diesel unit, TOMCAR will introduce its newly-released electrical vehicle, one of the only advanced, high-performance 100% electrical all-terrain vehicle offered worldwide.“Mining professionals are loving the fact that our electrical vehicle emits no diesel particulate matter, which the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has deemed dangerous to workers’ health,” said Ram Zarchi, CEO of TOMCAR. “Low maintenance costs, no emissions, and less noise make this an easy sell for anyone who wants to take their work environment to the next level of safety and performance.”The TOMCAR diesel vehicle, meanwhile, continues to be an industry favourite, having been heralded “the best mining vehicle we’ve come across in decades” by Innovative Underground Transport in Australia.TOMCAR’s mining vehicles have been in service, extensively, in underground mining for over 10 years. Over the past decade, mining has become TOMCAR’s second largest market sector (after military) and the company has developed a customizable, mining vehicle – incorporating feedback from dozens of operators. TOMCAR has also developed a preventative maintenance program specifically developed for mines which is implemented, by its team, on-site.Its rugged construction and fully-welded high-grade steel frame make it ideal for operating under the extreme conditions and tough demands of mining industries, while providing operators with unmatched safety designed to last decades with quick on-site repair. The TOMCAR is built to withstand constant abuse with minimal maintenance and equipment downtime, is easily maintained, and can be repaired on-site.“The TOMCAR has not disappointed,” said Johannes Sondergaard, K1 Mine Engineer at Potash Mine in Canada. “The TOMCAR has an incredibly low centre of gravity. This, in combination with the high ground clearance, independent suspension, and rollover protection has left me feeling safe and comfortable in all of the operating conditions that the mine has to offer. It has no trouble powering four adults through the hills and valleys of the mine. It is a pleasure to find a machine that I actually enjoy driving throughout the mine for a twelve-hour shift.”last_img read more

Apple to release a 799 MacBook Air this year

first_imgThese days the MacBook Air starts at $999 if you want the diminutive 11-inch model, and $1299 for the 13-incher. With the 13-inch MacBook Pro starting at $1299, that smaller Air is the cheapest Mac laptop available. It’s a highly-contested topic in comment threads and forums around the web, but many people would agree it’s a fair price for a very good laptop. That said, $999 is a lot of money, and more than many people want to spend on a laptop, even if it is super thin, aluminum clad, and packing an SSD. A recent rumor has it that Apple could release a $799 MacBook Air before the year is over.Details are sparse, but Digitimes has it that Apple’s affordable Air will be released in order to compete with Intel’s second generation of ultrabooks, which will be powered by Ivy Bridge processors. While any price drop on Apple’s part is rumor at this point, the reasoning why this would happen is clear. Intel has widen the definition of what is an ultrabook and, in doing so, has allowed for companies to produce more affordable laptops. These systems are often MacBook Air-like, making for a class of thin, lightweight, responsive computers that start at well under $1000.Of course, the more the price drops the less buyers get, so the limit can only be pushed so far if companies like Acer and Toshiba want to take on the Air. The larger point is that manufacturers plan to push down the pricing on sub-1-inch laptops and Apple could drop their prices in response, if the rumor is accurate.$799 would be a very aggressive price for a MacBook Air, assuming the company will use the same aluminum unibody and an SSD. A smaller SSD is possible, but the MBA’s chassis cannot accommodate a 2.5-inch disk, so there will have to be a solid state drive present. Reports put Apple’s cost of production for the $999 MacBook Air at $718 (albeit it in 2010, but there was also a $999 Air then) so it might be possible for Apple to do this, but the success of their laptop division and lack of offerings at this price point in the past make the move seem unlikely.The article states that the availability of a $799 MacBook Air would be damaging to Intel’s ultrabook initiative, which not hard to believe given the success of the Air and the reactive stance of many of the ultrabook manufacturers.For more reading check out’s MacBook Air vs ultrabooks article.via Digitimeslast_img read more

Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP 25 Comments An election campaign billboard for the Likud party that shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump. Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election The move was announced by Benjamin Netanyahu. 6,163 Views center_img 4 hours ago ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu’s government approved a new settlement in the occupied West Bank today, two days ahead of a closely fought election as he seeks to boost turnout among his right-wing base.The approval came as Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz vied to mobilise supporters, with final rallies planned for this evening.Netanyahu has made a flurry of announcements in recent days as part of his efforts to continue his reign as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.Today the cabinet agreed to turn the settlement of Mevoot Yericho in the Jordan Valley into an official settlement, Netanyahu’s office said.All settlements are viewed as illegal under international law, but Israel distinguishes between those it has approved and those it has not.Around 30 families live in the outpost, which was established in 1999.Israeli settlers regularly set up caravan homes at sites in the West Bank with the hope of eventually gaining government approval as a settlement, which has repeatedly occurred.The latest approval follows Netanyahu’s pledge last week to annex the Jordan Valley, which amounts to one-third of the West Bank, if he wins Tuesday’s elections.The government passed the prime minister’s motion to build Mevoot Yericho, a statement from Netanyahu’s office said as the weekly cabinet meeting was convened in the Jordan Valley.Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh dismissed the entire cabinet meeting as illegal and called on the international community to “stop the Israeli madness aimed at destroying all the foundations of the political process”.Netanyahu has also said he intends to annex settlements in the wider West Bank, but in coordination with US President Donald Trump, whose long-awaited peace plan is expected to be released after the election.The European Union and the United Nations – in addition to the Palestinians – condemned Netanyahu’s Jordan Valley announcement.Netanyahu said the Jordan Valley annexation would not include Palestinian cities such as Jericho, but they would effectively be encircled by Israeli territory.ElectionNetanyahu is locked in a tough re-election battle with ex-military chief Gantz and his Blue and White centrist alliance, and right-wing nationalist votes are key for his Likud party.Some 400,000 Israeli settlers now live in the West Bank alongside around 2.6 million Palestinians.The settlements are viewed as major stumbling blocks to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.Israel blames Palestinian violence and intransigence as the main obstacles to peace.Beyond the cabinet approval, Netanyahu and Gantz were making last pitches to voters.“Economic growth is at a record level, as are per capita GDP, tourism and exports. Unemployment is at an all-time low,” Netanyahu wrote in Yediot Aharonot newspaper, which gave both candidates space on the front page to express their views.“Anyone who wants to ensure that we will continue to protect Israel, anyone who wants a strong right-wing government under my leadership, has to vote only [Likud].”Gantz argued he can heal divisions in Israeli society that he says Netanyahu has exacerbated.He spoke of the corruption accusations facing Netanyahu, who could be indicted in the weeks ahead, and of his readiness to form a coalition with far-right parties that could help him seek immunity from prosecution in parliament.“I see what kind of government Netanyahu wants to form: an extremist minority government that would decide for the majority and act toward immunity for Netanyahu,” Gantz said in an interview with the Walla news site.“There’s a new option in Israeli society – a majority government for everyone.”Netanyahu, prime minister for a total of more than 13 years, is seeking to overcome one of the biggest failures of his political career following April elections.In those polls, Likud along with its right-wing and religious allies won a majority of seats, but he failed to form a coalition government and opted for a second election as a result.Opinion polls show results are likely to again be close.- © AFP 2019  Image: Oded Balilty/AP/Press Association Images An election campaign billboard for the Likud party that shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump. Image: Oded Balilty/AP/Press Association Images Share5 Tweet Email Sunday 15 Sep 2019, 5:10 PMlast_img read more

TShirt Tuesday Best Twin Peaks Shirts

first_img Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: eleven Twin Peaks shirts that will harvest all of the garmonbozia you’ve ever needed.Visit Twin PeaksYes, the town of Twin Peaks is a fictional one, cobbled together from Pacific Northwest landmarks like Snoqualmie Falls, but that doesn’t mean we’d skip out on a vacation weekend there. This retro-styled design by StevenRhodes couples elegant typography with an inventive color scheme to produce a shirt that looks beautiful but also slightly off – a perfect summation of the Twin Peaks experience.$20, buy it here.Fire Walk With MeThe saga of Twin Peaks started with the discovery of Laura Palmer’s corpse and spiraled out from there, so it’s only appropriate that we have a shirt with Bob’s original victim. This cool punk-influenced design by BrayInk tears out the image around Laura’s eyes, reflecting the bizarre games of identity that the show played with her and her family. It’s a badass and unusual take on the concept that we love.$20, buy it here.Bob Wanted PosterThe spectral entity known as Killer Bob is one of the primary antagonists of Twin Peaks, a murderous resident of the Black Lodge loosed on the Earth and currently inhabiting the body of Dale Cooper. If you see him, chances are you’re already in deep trouble. This gritty reconstruction of the Wanted poster from the first series by designer welovevintage is a great deep cut.$20, buy it here.Log Lady SymbolMargaret Lanterman, the Log Lady, is one of the show’s most iconic characters – a widower who always totes around a piece of wood that the spirit of her dead husband has migrated into. This attractive, subtle design by manospd takes the Owl Cave symbol (as recently seen on the ring that MIKE gives to Cooper) and fuses it with a log pattern to prove that the owls are not what they seem.$20, buy it here.Black LodgeThe overlap between metalheads and Twin Peaks fans has to be pretty significant, so this shirt from GhostwoodDesign seems like a no-brainer. Taking the type treatment from the cover of the classic Master of Reality and using it for the Black Lodge instead results in a seriously badass shirt.$20, buy it here.A Damn Fine T-ShirtAgent Cooper’s journey back to the town of Twin Peaks has been the locus of the 2017 return, and this shirt by designer TomTrager puts him at the center of a vortex of signifiers from the original series, from Laura Palmer’s senior portrait to the mysterious letters found under her fingernails. The subtle two-color illustration style makes everything pop in a fascinating way.$20, buy it here.The WoodsmanTwin Peaks: The Return has introduced a bevy of oddball new characters to the fictional universe, from Michael Cera’s bizarre Marlon Brando-obsessed young man to Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. But none grabbed the zeitgeist quite like the Woodsman, who are mysterious men connected with the Black Lodge who appear at different moments in history and sometimes murder people. This shirt by beesants depicts one asking his classic question… got a light?$20, buy it here.Our Lady Of Twin PeaksThis excellent design from artist tomkurzanski depicts Laura Palmer, wrapped in plastic, in the position of the Virgin Mary from traditional Christian art. How the world of religion interacts with David Lynch’s surreal small town isn’t something that was too heavily explored – the director seems more interested in his own private spirituality – but the shirt is definitely cool.$20, buy it here.Audrey HorneIf you grew up in the 90s, you probably had an intense proto-sexual reaction to Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne on Twin Peaks. The sultry teenager seemed to be from another era with her angora sweaters and cherry stem tying. This inventive shirt from Alisterny couples a classic shot of Horne with an 80s color palette from the paintings of Patrick Nagel. The end result is a very cool design that still makes us feel a little weird in the pants.$20, buy it here.Walk With MeSome of these designs are just so visually striking that it’s hard to say anything about them. Artist barrettbiggers is just a hell of a talent, creating unforgettable takes on pop culture phenomenon with delicacy and style. His take on Twin Peaks features Dale Cooper striding off into a maelstrom of owls, rendered in a pastel palette that is both out of place and totally appropriate. Just a really cool shirt.$20, buy it here.See You In 25 YearsIt’s kind of insane that David Lynch ended the original run of Twin Peaks with a promise to see Agent Cooper in a quarter of a century, and then actually made it happen. This charming illustration by Sutilmente folds in a number of the franchise’s most iconic elements – the Double R Diner, the hanging stoplights, the split locket, and the massive falls – to create a really nice shirt.$20, buy it here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Horror ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Stranger Things Shirts Stay on targetlast_img read more

First election returns CTran Wylie take the lead

first_imgClark County voters were giving approval to increasing the sales tax by 0.2 percentage point to maintain bus service, according to returns released Tuesday evening.Meanwhile, state Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, took the lead over Republican Craig Riley for a 49th District seat.Statewide, the Associated Press reported that Initiative 1183, which would privatize liquor sales, has passed. Nearly 60 percent of Clark County voters approved of it.In the Vancouver City Council race, voters returned incumbents Larry Smith and Bart Hansen, while apparently electing newcomer Bill Turlay to a seat currently occupied by Pat Campbell. Campbell finished third in the August primary and was eliminated by Turlay and Anne McEnerny-Ogle. That race was tight; Turlay’s lead was only 656 votes out of almost 24,000 cast.Turlay is one of three council candidates backed by financial and other support from local entrepreneur and conservative activist David Madore.According to figures released by the Clark County Auditor, 78,336 votes were included in Tuesday night’s count. That’s about 34.6 percent of all ballots mailed. Another 23,000 ballots will be counted in the days ahead, according to Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey. Most of those will likely arrive and be tabulated in the next couple of days.Perhaps the year’s most contentious issue was C-Tran. A majority of county voters were favoring the sales tax increase, 54.15 percent to 45.85 percent. Proponents and C-Tran officials said the tax increase is needed to continue current services as the transit agency burns through its cash reserves. Opponents, including Madore, cast doubt on those claims and also argued that it was a referendum on light rail, even though a vote on operating funds for that project will be scheduled for next year.In the only legislative race on the local ballot this year, Wylie took a 13 percentage point lead in a traditionally Democratic district. She led Riley 56.36 percent to 43.29 percent. She was appointed to fill an unexpired term after Jim Jacks resigned.last_img read more

Bob Sullivan Promoted to President of Travel Group

first_imgAfter joining Travel Weekly Network in 2000, Sullivan has been responsible for publishing matters related to Travel Weekly and its website,, and Travel Weekly’s events.Prior to joining Northstar Travel Media, Sullivan worked as vice president and group publisher of the Miller Freeman Travel Group for seven years. He previously worked as publisher of Leisure Travel News after beginning his career at Ziff Davis.Northstar Travel media has made several acquisitions this year, including Contineo Travel Group, with brands such as Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia and M&C Events China. It also acquired Web In Travel, Mountain Travel Symposium, Inntopia and Dataswell. Northstar Travel Media announced that Bob Sullivan has been promoted to president of the Travel Group from executive vice president.He is now responsible for Northstar’s Retail Group, PhoCusWright, the Business Travel News Group, Your Travel Insider, Mountain Travel Symposium, Web In Travel, Travel Weekly China and Travel Weekly Asia.last_img read more

Bangladesh democracy under a cloud Telegraph

first_imgTelegraph logoAlleged drug suspects are being killed at a time when questions have been raised over fairness of the impending parliamentary elections and the future of democracy in Bangladesh.Observing this, India’s The Telegraph newspaper referred to Germany’s Bertelsmann Foundation’s ranking of Bangladesh, along with Lebanon, Mozambique, Nicaragua and Uganda, as a new autocracy.Even a commentator in India’s Observer Research Foundation has described Bangladesh’s upcoming election as a challenge to regional stability. The newspaper said in an article by Subir Bhaumik on Thursday that ‘Bangladesh is under a cloud.’“When rampant human rights abuses surface alongside the prospect of a less-than-fair election, questions are inevitably raised over the future of democracy in Bangladesh,” Telegraph noted.It wrote that more than 50 people were gunned down by security forces in May during a crackdown against drug traffickers in the country, raising the spectre of Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines.“Many of those killed may have been genuine drug peddlers. But there are reports that quite a few of these killings were ‘set-up’,” the newspaper pointed out.It said that the elections had been held every five years under a neutral caretaker government since the fall of the Ershad regime in 1990. Then the system was abolished in 2011. Telegraph, however, expressed its views that there were good reasons to do away with the caretaker system which, it pointed out, had exceeded its brief to conduct free and fair polls and tried to rule Bangladesh without an electoral mandate for a good two years.The article mentioned that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies wanted the caretaker system restored and hit the streets in violent agitation before the parliamentary elections in 2014.“When the Sheikh Hasina Wazed government went ahead without going back to the caretaker system, the BNP-led alliance boycotted the polls,” it added.The newspaper called the boycott “a tactical mistake” because, he felt, the BNP-led alliance could have well won the polls.The Telegraph article said the West remained critical of Sheikh Hasina’s government, and as the countdown begins to the next election, the US envoy has called upon the government to ensure free and fair elections.“The West and the self-declared custodians of democracy are making a critical mistake over Bangladesh. They overlook the campaign of violence that was unleashed against the Awami League when the BNP-led alliance was in power,” wrote the Indian newspaper.last_img read more

Lupe Valdez Agrees To Debate Andrew White On May 11 In Austin

first_imgRobin Jerstad: Valdez/Marjorie Kamys Cotera: Andrew WhiteDemocratic candidates for governor Lupe Valdez and Andrew White. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez has accepted an invitation to debate her runoff opponent, Andrew White, on May 11 in Austin, according to her campaign. White, who was the runner-up in the March primary, has been pushing to debate Valdez since the beginning of the runoff. Up until now, her campaign has expressed openness to debating White without committing to anything.The event, which comes three days before early voting starts, will take place at the University of Texas at Austin, according to organizers. It is being put on by a coalition of party groups that includes the State Tejano Democrats, Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, Texas Stonewall Democrats, Texas Young Democrats, Texas College Democrats and the Travis County Democratic Party.“I look forward to telling my story, and showing how decades of experience delivering progressive solutions and keeping people safe have prepared me to be Texas Governor,” Valdez said in a statement. “I have long known what my values are. I’m a Texas Democrat.”White added in his own statement: “The debate is on! Democratic voters are looking for the best candidate to beat [Republican Gov.] Greg Abbott, and I welcome the opportunity to convey my message of common sense, sanity, and doing right by Texas.”White, the son of late Gov. Mark White, is running against Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff, to take on Abbott.Valdez’s decision to debate White comes after a rocky few days for the candidate. After struggling to answer questions on her record as sheriff at a town hall Sunday organized by young Latino activists, she lost the group’s endorsement to White. She has since apologized for letting the group down, sought to provide a better explanation of her time in Dallas County and gone on the offense against White over a company he owns that has been criticized as a “border security business.”Valdez kept up the newly aggressive tack in her statement agreeing to debate White.“I look forward to seeing which opponent shows up: The ‘very conservative Democrat’ or ‘moderate Republican,’” Valdez said.“My positions on the issues — education, health care, immigration, jobs — are clear and forthright,” White said in a statement earlier Wednesday, after Valdez first questioned whether Democrats could trust him. “I can’t say the same for my opponent who has kept voters largely in the dark on her policy positions. Happy to discuss further in a debate.” Sharelast_img read more

Potomac Charter School Turns New Leaf

first_imgMarian White-Hood (far right) stands with staff and friends at Potomac Charter’s ribbon cutting.Potomac Preparatory Charter School turns a new leaf with a new campus, program and leadership. Formerly known as Potomac Lighthouse PCS, the school has existed in Ward 5 for nearly 10 years, but has a past reputation of high turnover rates among leadership and teachers. This year, the school’s new principal, Dr. Marian White-Hood came out of retirement to turn the school around for the campus’ Pre-K through middle school students. At the “Embrace the Journey” dedication ceremony for the school on Oct. 30, White-Hood told the AFRO, “[We are] dedicating ourselves to the educational vision and mission of the school.”White-Hood formerly worked as chief academic officer at Maya Angelou Public Charter School in the District and served as principal at several public schools in Prince George’s County, Md. She was named Maryland State Principal of the Year, Washington Post Distinguished Principal and Prince George’s County Public Schools’ Outstanding Educator. She was also selected as a Milken Family Educator and received a $25,000 award. With over 30 years of experience in education, she believes she can bring restoration to Potomac.Children line up for school outside of Potomac Preparatory’s new campus.“Young principals go in with new data and new information, but sometimes when you have a seasoned person who’s used to working with parents and children and ca n see through issues in a moment’s notice, you get a difference,” she said.An aggressive student recruitment campaign included reaching out to former students, having parents act as ambassadors and reaching out to students who attended schools that closed in some of D.C.’s east-of-the-river neighborhoods. While the student recruitment goal was aimed at 300, the campaign was able to bring in 425 students for the 2014-2015 school year.Dr. Marian White-Hood, Principal/Head of Schools Potomac Preparatory addresses students, parents and grandparents at the dedication ceremony for the new school.The school’s new curriculum and culture is catered toward academic acceleration, character development and arts-infused courses that reach, teach and inspire students. Additionally, as some students face homelessness, live-in foster care or single-parent households, the school’s new holistic approach also addresses the social well-being of students.“We’re addressing and looking at things through different lenses,” said White-Hood. “A lot of the activities that we’re doing now are developmentally sound and socially relevant to the children.”Guest speakers for the dedication ceremony included Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 councilmember, Dr. Ramona Edelin, executive director at the D.C. Association of Chartered Public Schools and Mark Jones, Ward 5 representative at the State Board of Education.Potomac’s new staff members also include Eugene Randall as dean of students and Steven Foster as director of operations. Additionally, over 50 percent of the school’s teachers are African American males who participate in a professional development program where they are monitored and supported to be successful.“We’re pushing up on our 10-year review,” said White-Hood. “We’re going to continue our turnaround plan moving forward and we hope to have excellent results.”last_img read more

A ray of hope

first_imgIndia has the largest population of vulnerable and street children in the world. 11 million of these kids are living or working on the brutal streets, out of education, and are not recognized officially in any way. To help this less fortunate kids find their way, PayUMoney and MasterCard present a rare opportunity Colour My Life to the previleged children. This initiative allows fortunate and school going children to help the less fortunate and underprivileged ones. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Through the campaign, we have the chance to instill great values in the children by encouraging them to visualize, empathize and portray the rough life of street children. Thus invoking a sense of compassion and responsibility of the privileged towards the underprivileged. We have an opportunity to raise awareness amongst the privileged class that, an extremely vulnerable group of children need our attention and help in providing them with a safe educated, healthy and sound environment.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixEvery street child should not only be made aware of their  right to education but also have the facility to exercise this right.The chidren have a chance to contribute towards this cause through their simple artwork. Each participating student will be required to pay a small amount of Rs.10. This sum will be shared with India Vision Foundation, an NGO that works towards improving the lives of street children.4500 students from 150 schools registered in the campaign where 1200+ art work were uploaded. Out of the total 1200+ entries so far, top 50 will be selected through an online voting mechanism and Jury’s discretion. The  top 50 entries will be exhibited today . Out of these 50 arts, top 6 winners will be selected and felicitated by  Kiran Bedi. The final top 6 entries will win cash prize worth Rs 11,000 each. The top 50 entries will be sold through an online and offline auction and the money raised through it will be handed over to India Vision Foundation.When: 26 April Where: Epicentre, GurgaonTiming: 2.30-7 pmlast_img read more

LSD Cult for Children The Rise and Fall of The Family

first_imgIn 2016 a documentary by filmmaker Rosie Jones put the spotlight on an Australian doomsday cult called “The Family.” Although The Family has followers to this day, not many people were aware of its existence. It was created in the early 1960s and operated by Anne Hamilton-Byrne, her husband Bill Hamilton-Byrne, and Raynor Johnson, an Oxford physician and prominent member of the Australian elite. The cult taught a mixture of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity, proclaiming Anne Hamilton-Byrne as the Messiah, or the female reincarnation of Jesus. Later in its existence the cult focused primarily on the gathering and indoctrination of children. Her charming and charismatic personality attracted a number of followers, especially from the high social circles in Melbourne.Hamilton-Byrne adopted 28 children, and at least half of them believed that she was their biological mother. She said that she loved children — she might have liked the idea of having them, but she had some perverse ideas on raising them. Her now-grown-up children recall being punished or starved for the smallest disobedience, as well as being regularly injected with LSD.Melbourne, Australia.Born Evelyn Edwards in 1921, she had a dysfunctional childhood. Her mother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and she barely knew her father. Another misfortune in her life was the tragic death of her first husband, in a traffic accident. In 1960, Anne discovered yoga.At the time, new age-style soul-searching was quite popular among intellectuals and academics, and feminism was on the rise. Tactically, Edwards opened a yoga studio in a suburb of Melbourne where she taught mostly middle-aged women who were bored and unhappy in their marriages.Edwards offered love to anyone who needed it, and she was charming enough for people to trust her. She encouraged women to leave their husbands, and invited everyone to follow her.Things got more serious when Edwards met Raynor Johnson, master of the Methodist Queen’s College at the University of Melbourne. He was also deeply interested in spiritualism and took yoga lessons with Edwards. He was taken in by her charm, and besides bringing her more and more people, Johnson also offered his property, “Santiniketan,” at the outskirts of Melbourne for philosophical discussions among the group.Ferny Creek, the suburb where Raynor Johnson had his house. Photo by Davidarfonjones CC BY-SA 3.0While on LSD, Edwards became convinced that she was the female reincarnation of Jesus. The members who joined what Edwards started calling “The Family” were mostly rich people who not only made hefty donations to the sect, but also gifted their leader with money, houses, and properties around Australia and the U.S.Anne started preaching that a Third World War was coming — another LSD fueled fantasy — that was going to be so destructive that they, The Family, would have to guide the few people who survive.In 1968, Anne and her partner Bill changed their surnames to Hamilton-Byrne. They began gathering infants, some natural children of the sect’s members, and others acquired through legal adoption. Adam Lancaster, who grew up in the cult, told CBS: “Under the influence of LSD, she had this vision that she’s got to collect all these children from birth.”“Because the end of the world was coming,” recollects Dave Whitaker, another cult survivor. Hamilton-Byrne set about preparing the children to educate anyone who survived her Armageddon.Anne Hamilton-Byrne’s vision of raising a “master race” that would survive the impending apocalypse came to her during an LSD trip.The adoption procedures in Australia at the time were poorly regulated, and a number of doctors, social workers, and lawyers who were members of The Family made sure the process ran smoothly. Birth certificates were forged so that all the children would take the name Hamilton-Byrne.“You had babies born in cult hospitals, delivered by cult midwives, handed over to cult social workers,” said Lex de Man, one of the two detectives who worked on bringing charges against Hamilton-Byrne.Top 10 Notorious CultsAt the age of 14, all children went through the cult’s initiation ritual which involved giving them LSD for the first time. After that, the children were frequently given huge doses of the drug.Deprived of happiness, love, care, and the right to childhood, the kids lived in a trauma that was increased throughout their teenage years. Many of them developed anxiety, depression, and social withdrawal.Sarah Moore, an adopted daughter of leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne, blames her illness on mistreatment by the cult. May 15, 2014. Photo by Eddie Jim/Fairfax Media via Getty ImagesAlthough there were investigators looking into the sect, there wasn’t enough evidence against Anne until 1987. Her “favorite daughter,” Sarah Hamilton-Byrne, got expelled from The Family at the age of 17 for rebellion and lack of obedience.Soon after, the girl met Helen D., a private investigator who had been scrutinizing the sect for a while. The detective told Sarah who her real biological mother was, and how she was acquired by The Family. Sarah was central to the downfall of the group. All the children were taken away from the property in a police raid, and the leader, along with her husband, escaped to the U.S. where she also owned property.The FBI finally arrested Anne Hamilton-Byrne in 1993 and she was extradited to Australia. Unfortunately, the only charges brought against her were fraud and conspiracy related to the falsified adoptions.Read another story from us: Abbey of Thelema: The Italian villa where occultist Aleister Crowley shocked the worldAged 98, Anne is living in a nursing home in Melbourne and suffers from dementia. The story got very popular in the media with the release of Jones’ documentary, and the book The Family: The Shocking True Story of a Notorious Cult, co-written by Rosie Jones and Chris Johnston.Many ex-members and children gave their brave confessions in the documentary.last_img read more

Better Than Prime Day 75 Off Lenovos New ThinkBooks

first_imgCan’t afford a ThinkPad? Meet the Lenovo ThinkBook — a new line of business laptops designed for ThinkPad fans on a budget.Available in 13- and 14-inch configurations, the new laptops are on sale for the first time. Even better — this is one sale you won’t find on Amazon Prime Day. (Amazon typically doesn’t offer deep discounts on business machines).Buy the ThinkBook 13s Laptop for $656.10 via coupon “SUMMER10” ($72 off)Buy the ThinkBook 14s Laptop for $674.10 via coupon “SUMMER10” ($75 off)Currently, you can get the new Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Laptop for $656.10 via coupon code “SUMMER10” direct from Lenovo. That’s $72 off its regular $729 price and the best price we could find for this ultrabook.It features a 13.3-inch 1080p IPS display, 1.6GHz Core i5-8265U quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Connectivity-wise, it has a USB-C port, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI port, and a headphone/mic jack. Keep in mind that there’s no Thunderbolt 3 port, so you won’t be able to perform any ultra-fast file transfers or connect more than a single 4K monitor.We went hands-on with the ThinkBook 13s last month and were impressed by its thin bezel and slim, lightweight design. Both ThinkBooks are made of anodized aluminum and boast a slim chassis that’s reminiscent if the IdeaPad 530s. The ThinkBook 13s is just 3.1 pounds and 0.6 inches thick, with an approximate battery life of 11 hours. Meanwhile, the ThinkBook 14s weighs 3.3 pounds and is just as slim. AdvertisementIf you want a bigger display, Lenovo also offers the ThinkBook 14s Laptop for $674 via coupon “SUMMER10”. That’s $75 off its list price. The ThinkBook 14s is configured nearly the same as the 13s, the only difference is that it sports a 14-inch display and Radeon 540X graphics.The coupon can be used on any ThinkBook 13s or ThinkBook 14s configuration to take 10% off.  Lenovo Thinkbook 13s Credit: Laptop Mag Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2019Which laptop brand is best? We’ve ranked every major player from Apple to Huawei based on review scores, tech support, innovation and more.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关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0001:3001:30Your 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 Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Hands-OnBest Laptop Deals of TodayBest Business Laptopscenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more