BMC to impose 15 penalty on tax evaders

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will impose 15 per cent penalty if the house owners do not clear all property tax arrears by September 30.The decision was taken at the monthly meeting of the civic body held recently. The civic body had sent several notices to the defaulters requesting them to clear the dues at the earliest. But, the move failed to yield results. Now, the civic authorities will sent the notices asking the property owners to clear the arrears by September 30 failing which 15 per cent penalty will be imposed. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe development work carried out by the civic body is badly hit because of paucity of funds and collection of house tax arrears worth several crores of rupees will help to tide over this problem. Because of court cases, the civic body could not collect property tax properly for many years. Now, as the legal wrangle is over the civic authorities will launch drives to collect property tax dues. The money collected from tax dues will be spent to maintain the infrastructure as well as implementation of the new schemes. The civic authorities have also decided that from now onwards like property tax, the people will get birth and death certificates and trade license fees. The building plans will be given on line and training has been imparted to the employees for smooth implementation of the scheme.last_img read more

Madras Court wants Indians protected

“This court cannot give such directions. That will amount to court asking to wage a war.” The Coast Guard should specify steps taken to protect Indian fishermen when they fish in Indian territorial waters to prevent them from crossing into Sri Lankan waters and getting killed, the court stated. Petitioner’s advocate Peter Ramesh Kumar said incidents of attacks had taken place in Indian waters even after court directions to give protection to the fishermen.The judges also asked for details of cases filed against those who crossed the IMBL and adjourned the hearing to September 28. (PTI) The Madras High Court bench in Madurai on Monday directed the Indian Coast Guard to file an affidavit on future steps and those already taken to protect Indian fishermen from attacks allegedly by Sri Lankan Naval personnel in the Palk Strait.Hearing a batch of petitions seeking protection to the fishermen, Justice Vinod K Sharma and Justice A Selvam also asked the central and state governments to furnish in detail steps taken by them to prevent the fishermen from crossing over into Sri Lankan waters and getting attacked. Tamil Nadu government Pleader Pugazhendi said 150 FIRs had been registered regarding attacks on the fishermen, though some cases had been dropped.He said the cases had been registered based on complaint forwarded by the fisheries department on the recommendation of the Coast Guard and it was not possible for the state police to protect the fishermen in the sea.The Judges rejected a plea by the petitioners, including city-based advocate Stalin, for providing guns to fishermen. “You should ensure that they do not cross the International Maritime Boundary Line. Tell us the steps taken to protect them,” the Judges said. When the Judges asked the Additional Solicitor General why fishermen were getting killed if they were being given protection, the ASG said Sri Lankan Navy was denying having killed Indian fishermen.They, however, made it clear that it was not possible for the court to give any direction to the government to give protection to the Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters. read more

Union ATT say 20000 striking workers coming back to work

NEW YORK — The Communications Workers of America and AT&T say that the 20,000 workers in the Southeast who went on strike over the weekend are coming back to work Wednesday.The union and the company would not say what was resolved to end the four-day action. The union had protested that AT&T was not sending officials who had the authority to make decisions to bargain over a new contract.The workers who walked off are technicians and customer service representatives for AT&T’s “wireline” home and business internet and phone division in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The company’s cellphone division was not affected.AT&T is the country’s No. 2 wireless carrier after Verizon and one of the biggest broadband providers.The Associated Press read more

UN forum on biodiversity adopts firstever global guidelines on genetic resources

In addition to these guidelines, the two-week meeting in The Hague on the Convention on Biological Diversity also approved an international work programme on forests and guiding principles on combating alien invasive species. “This conference marks a major turning point for the Convention and has helped move us from policy development to implementation, from dialogue to action,” said Geke Faber, President of the conference and Vice Minister of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries of the Netherlands. The Convention was adopted in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and sets out commitments for maintaining the world’s ecological underpinnings as it relates to economic development. The Convention establishes three main goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources. read more

Support crucial to maintain airlifts to Algerian refugees UN agency says

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Ron Redmond said today at a press briefing in Geneva that it was critical to get the supplies to the refugees in the three camps as the agency’s air support will end this weekend with the scheduled departure of the last military cargo plane.Another 10 to 15 flights by C-130 cargo planes are needed to transport the 150 tonnes of supplies – including 800 tents, 43,000 blankets, 10,000 mattresses, 3,000 plastic sheets and 8,000 jerry cans – from agency stockpiles in Jordan.Mr. Redmond said that the refugees’ homes literally dissolved after three days of rare, torrential downpours nearly two weeks ago. “More than 50 per cent of the infrastructure in three camps was also severely damaged, much of it on the verge of collapse,” he added.Most of the Sahrawi refugees have been living for more than 30 years in the desert regions of western Algeria, totally dependent on outside assistance. They started arriving in Algeria in 1976 after Spain withdrew from Western Sahara and fighting broke out over control of that territory. UNHCR is presently supporting 90,000 of the most vulnerable refugees in five camps in the Tindouf area.In the meantime, UNHCR and its partners are working on the ground to care for the refugees and provide adequate housing. The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food and other relief items from its stocks. Most of thee camp infrastructure was destroyed and relief officials need additional emergency tents to serve as temporary classrooms, nurseries, kindergartens and community centres for youth, women and children. read more

UN food aid to Yemen will fully resume after twomonth break as

Under a deal that ends a partial two-month break in WFP assistance to Houthi-held areas of the war-torn country after the agency said that humanitarians were being denied access and local authorities were interfering with deliveries, spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel insisted that a new registration process had been agreed.“We have written guarantees from the Houthis,” he said, in reference to a document signed with the Sana’a-based authorities, on Saturday 3 August.The announcement that WFP food aid will resume after the Eid Al Adha festival next Monday, follows the signing of key technical annexes, the last of which was inked on Thursday, the agency spokesperson explained.“The Houthis have been engaging with us in the last few weeks to negotiate the document that we have signed together and more importantly to also to agree on the technical terms,” he said. Under the terms of the deal, WFP will use a smartcard system to register nine million people in areas controlled by the Houthis, although aid will be delivered to those whose details have not yet been recorded.“The people in Sana’a …will start receiving food even before we start the registration process”, Mr. Verhoosel told journalists in Geneva. “These are people to whom we stopped providing food (for the past) two months waiting for the agreement, or the document, to be signed…That food will be distributed to them, we will start the process then next week.”The humanitarian operation in Yemen is WFP’s largest. It maintains that the new measures are needed to ensure the protection and privacy of those in need, and the independence of its distribution teams.The development means that WFP can continue to scale up operations in a bid to reach 12 million people a month across Yemen, where more than four years of conflict between the Houthis and Government forces that are supported by a Saudi-led Coalition are estimated to have left thousands of civilians dead and pushed people to the brink of famine. read more

Carbon County to Host PreSeason Fire Planning Meeting

The Carbon County Board of Commissioners will host a public meeting on Wednesday, June 12 regarding the pre-season fire planning with the Manti-La Sal National Forest.The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in the Carbon County administration building located at 751 East 100 North in Price. The meeting will take place in the commission chambers on the second floor. All interested parties are invited to attend.In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary services for these meetings should call the Carbon County Commission Office at (435) 636-3226 at least 24 hours prior to meeting.

Kawhis Defense Kept The Raptors Season Alive

If Toronto defies the odds and reaches the NBA Finals after trailing the Bucks 2-0, the Raptors’ Game 3 effort Sunday, and Kawhi Leonard’s effort more specifically, will have been the catalyst for it all.Nick Nurse and his club appeared to be hellbent on making things more difficult for Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, doing what they could to speed him up when he caught the ball near the block and primarily deploying Leonard, the two-time defensive player of the year, on him.The result: Antetokounmpo, the likely NBA MVP, finished with an underwhelming 12 points on just 5-of-16 shooting, despite playing a season-high 45 minutes, along with seven assists and a whopping eight turnovers. The defensive resistance keyed Toronto’s double-overtime win — a season-saver given that a Raptors’ loss would have put the team in a 3-0 series hole heading into Tuesday’s Game 4.“[Kawhi’s] defense was probably the biggest key of the game,” Nurse told reporters afterwards.Sunday’s matchup data paints a jarring illustration of just how successful Leonard was in limiting Antetokounmpo. The Bucks star was effective enough, shooting 4 of 7 for 10 points, when being defended by someone other than Leonard, according to the ESPN Stats & Information Group. But when Kawhi took on the unenviable task, Antetokounmpo shot just 1 of 9 (11 percent) for 2 points — his worst showing against a single defender over the past three postseasons.1Among defenders against whom he’s taken at least five attempts during a playoff game.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/KAWHI.mp400:0000:0001:23Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Stopping Antetokounmpo, whom Leonard guarded more than twice as often as any other Raptor did, was only a chunk of what Kawhi contributed on the night. Despite laboring at times, he logged 52 minutes — a franchise playoff record — and poured in a game-high 36 points (including 8 in the second overtime while the Bucks, as a team, scored 9 in that frame). The showing was Leonard’s 10th 30-point game this postseason, making him the fourth player in the past decade — after LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant — to accomplish that feat in a single playoffs.Still, for how badly Toronto needed each and every point, Leonard’s defense was likely even more valuable. Milwaukee was just 3 of 18 on shots when Leonard was the primary defender Sunday. Even when Toronto changed the defensive look it threw at Giannis and the Bucks, the adjustment appeared to keep Milwaukee off-balance for stretches.The Raptors opted to double-team Antetokounmpo when he was near the block, a shift from what they did earlier in the series. They did this three times Sunday after doing it only once during the first two games combined. The first two doubles resulted in Antetokounmpo turning the ball over. The second one flustered Antetokounmpo so much that he jumped to make a pass before realizing no one was open and flung the ball to no one in particular.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DOUBLE.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That pressure appeared to pay dividends a bit later in the game, too, when Antetokounmpo got whistled for a pair of traveling violations off the catch, perhaps antsy reactions to the double-teams he’d seen earlier in the contest.2In fairness, though, it’s a little hard to tell with Giannis, who led the NBA in traveling violations in the regular season, according to NBA Miner. (Before Sunday, Pascal Siakam had been defending Giannis far more than any other Raptor.)None of this is to suggest that Antetokounmpo didn’t impact the game in other ways. Yes, he was 2 of 7 at the line, and he fouled out during a tie game with 4:24 left in the second overtime, but he also finished with 23 boards and four blocks. The Raptors shot 34 percent while Giannis was on the floor, but they connected on a blistering 59 percent of their shots while he was on the bench, according to NBA Advanced Stats. Largely because of that, Toronto outscored the Bucks by 9 in the 13 minutes Antetokounmpo sat — something the Raptors, who lack Milwaukee’s depth, hadn’t been able to take advantage of earlier in the series.A handful of other factors Sunday are worth watching heading into a pivotal Game 4 on Tuesday. Toronto finally got production from Siakam and Marc Gasol, both of whom played poorly to begin the series. That happened as a handful of the Bucks’ other starters — All-Star Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Nikola Mirotic — went scoreless in the two overtimes and shot a combined 9 for 43 (21 percent) in Game 3.3Milwaukee got solid play from George Hill and Malcolm Brogdon, who scored a combined 44 points off the bench, while Raptors reserve Norm Powell had another great performance, with 19 points of his own.Arguably the biggest thing to focus on, outside of individual matchups, was that the Raptors were able to hold the Bucks’ transition game in check. Milwaukee had 26 transition points through the first three quarters, according ESPN Stats & Information, but then Toronto clamped down, surrendering just 5 more during the fourth quarter and the two overtimes combined. (In the two games the Raptors have either won or kept close this series, they’ve held Milwaukee to a reasonable effective field-goal rate of 56 percent or worse in transition, per Second Spectrum data. By contrast, the Bucks had an effective field-goal rate of 92.3 percent in the Game 2 rout.)But make no mistake: Leonard’s defense on Giannis slowed the Milwaukee star down and helped get Toronto on the board. And if that defensive performance proves to be repeatable, we could be looking at a long series instead of one that almost moved to 3-0 on Sunday.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Erlend Mamelund about Norge success Our speed is decisive

Norway are on the way to the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 semi-final, what was almost unbeliavable to predict only a week ago! But, Cristian Berge boys showed amazing level of handball  in matches against Croatia and Poland, to come into the situation where are at the top of Main Group:-I think we had the game at our speed. We had a lot of fast breaks. And the Polish players looked really tired in the last 10 minutes and we used that to our advantage – said defensive giant and back player Erlend Mamelund, who commented also the next rival, Macedonia:-Macedonia are not an easy team to win against. They have great players on the line, they have Kiril Lazarov. It will be a really tough game but we are looking forward to that and we want to win.PHOTO: EHF-EURO.COM ← Previous Story SILENCE IN KRAKOW: Norge guys dream about semi-final! Next Story → Danish wall too strong for Spaniards – Germany beat Russia! Erlend Mamelund read more

SRS Labs audio the coolest thing you didnt know your phone could

first_imgMore and more, our smartphones are becoming portable entertainment centers. With iOS’ massive iTunes library and “Retina” display, watching movies or TV shows can be a real treat. Plus, you’ve got devices like the Motorola Atrix and the HTC Thunderbolt capable of HD output to the TV via HDMI, not to mention the increased screen size which means it nice to enjoy the occasional video on the device. We’ve seen the advent of 3D entertainment in the mobile space, though it leaves much to be desired as of yet, it won’t be too long before it’s more mainstream. So we have a lot of improvements with mobile video, but it seems we’re a little short on improvements for mobile audio. At least, that’s what I was lead to believe. It turns out the guys from SRS Labs have been sneaking it in for months and no one even noticed.At a CTIA demonstration by SRS Labs today, we were presented with a description of high definition, surround sound audio on the Android-friendly Open SLES API. Open SLES is not included in the stock Android experience, but through partnerships with Samsung, Qualcomm, and nVidia to name a few, these API’s have been able to deliver an amazing audio experience. Take, for example, the new HTC Thunderbolt–slide your favorite headphones on and pop open the movie player with your film of choice. In the bottom left hand corner you will now see the SRS Labs broadcast logo. Once that logo begins to glow blue, you are transported to a world of high-quality surround audio.According to Craig Marking, Product Marketing Director at SRS Labs, variations of this technology has been permeated to every Samsung Android phone, and with their new deal through Qualcomm, it will begin to show up on many more devices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is also a carrier of the audio boosting tech, and instantly delivers increased audio quality for everything you throw at it. This isn’t just an Android feature either, and while SRS isn’t built into the most recent iOS devices, a dongle/app combo can be purchased online that provides you with the same rich audio experience.At CTIA 2011, SRS Labs is showing off their “3D” audio support across their Qualcomm supported devices. Qualcomm’s developer reference unit offered an app that allowed us to control the sound of a helicopter buzzing around out heads using simple axis controls and speed variations. With basic headphones on, the sensation that this audio was literally circling was a powerful feeling. Marking explained that the API’s for this kind of high definition audio is available to anyone as part of the Open SLES and Open AL specs, making it very easy for any developer to incorporate this drastic audio improvement into their existing app.The experience filled me with questions that remain unanswered, like why isn’t this software simply always on, and will the next generation of iOS devices have what it takes to deliver such amazing sound. Since this is part of the Open SLES spec, why don’t I see SRS buttons in my favorite media apps, like DoubleTwist? While I wait for answers, grab a set of headphones and give SRS a shot on your phone.last_img read more

Young Greek of the week James Eracleous

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Name: James Eracleous, 15, De La Salle College Malvern.Your greatest achievement and how you reached them?I wrote a piece about global warming that was published in a book called Too Cool, as part of the Write4Fun 2007 competition. However the way I see it, you should be proud and grateful of everything and anything you do, because the same tasks you find easy are a struggle for less fortunate people. Goal for the future? To get a job in computing or media arts/studio arts.Best moment of your life? The feeling you get when you give back to the community, for example my week at Port Phillip Specialist School and MacKillop Family Services.One word that describes you the best: Work-in-progress.Persons you most admire and why? My parents and grandparents; they are always there for me whether I need them or not. Keep the cash flowing guys.Most embarrassing moment? Being on stage and forgetting my lines, both at a Greek school presentation and a primary school Christmas concert. If I could say anything to the Greek community… ΕΠΙΤΡΕΠΕΤΑΙ ΝΑ ΠΕΣΕΙΣ, ΕΠΙΒΑΛΛΕΤΑΙ ΝΑ ΣΗΚΩΘΕΙΣFavourite place to go or hang out at? Albert Park shops, Grandparents’ place, Glenferrie Road, Malvern Station and Sorrento Strip.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment? Quite a few: Burn Your Name (Powderfinger), When You Were Young (The Killers), The Man Who Can’t Be Moved (The Script) Viva La Vida and Life In Technicolor II (Coldplay).Favourite Greek food? Seafood, and also Andrew’s Hamburgers in Albert Park.I can’t live without… iPod, Internet, my computer, friends and family (in that order-jokes).If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would…Make more affordable technology to broaden people’s horizons and liberate Cyprus (that may take more than one day).last_img read more

University of Sydney to display Greek antiquities

first_imgThe University of Sydney has received a $15 million donation from Chinese Australian entrepreneur Dr Chau Chak Wing to establish a new museum on campus covering 6,000 square metres.Dr Wing said this “heartfelt contribution” aims to do justice to some of the university’s earliest collections of cultural, archaeological and scientific artefacts.The university owns more than 700,000 objects, however, most treasures of the Macleay, Nicholson and University Art Gallery collections are not currently displayed because of limited space.“Many [of the objects] have been in storage for most of their lives, as we’ve really lacked the infrastructure to show them in the best light,” said David Ellis, director of museums at the University of Sydney.“So, some of our earliest collections date back to the very beginnings of the university in the 1850s.“In fact, some were in private collections well before that time, so, for many, it will be the first time they’ll be displayed to the public.”The new museum will include antiquities from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Asia, along with a more extensive Egyptian collection of insects and jewellery, Japanese woodcuts and a broad range of Australian art.“Museums are an important part of city cultural life,” said Dr Chau in a statement, adding that the donation was directed at developing the Australia-China friendship.“It is a common aspiration of people all over the world to promote cultural heritage, and it’s our responsibility to ensure it is passed on to future generations.”The donation will also enable the university to redevelop and connect the Macleay and adjacent Edgeworth David buildings by 2018, when the museum is expected to open with free admission.One of the new features Dr Wing aims to introduce to both students and the general public is specially-equipped study rooms “where students can actually use, handle, [and] interrogate objects, the cultural heritage”, in a hands-on and controlled environment. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Watch Tasmanian Devils Enjoy Winter Wonderland in Australia

first_img Christmas came early: As snow blankets parts of Australia, where June marks the first month of winter, some of the country’s cutest residents are reveling in the wintry conditions.Aussie Ark, home to more than 250 endangered animals, recently released video of Tasmanian devils playing in the snow — and it’s safe to say that the marsupials approve of the snowfall, which had caused travel disruptions in Australia.“Our Tassie Devils woke up to a winter wonderland and had plenty of fun playing in the snow!” the organization posted on their Facebook page on Tuesday.The Tasmanian devil is the world’s largest surviving marsupial carnivore and was once found on the mainland of Australia, but now only found in Tasmania, according to Aussie Ark.Devils are now a protected species, but their survival is threatened by Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), an infectious cancer that only affects Tasmanian devils. DFTD is transmitted through biting, fighting, and mating and is one of the only cancers known to spread as a contagious disease.The disease was first detected in 1996 and since then, 90 percent of the wild population has gone and the disease is rapidly spreading without any sign of slowing down. Tasmania’s environment stands to face huge loss should the Tasmanian devil become extinct.Aussie Ark is Australia’s largest mainland breeding facility for the Tasmanian devil.More on Geek.com:Scientists Attached Cameras to 16 Cats and Let Them Prowl Their NeighborhoodsThese Special Forces Veterans Are on a Mission to Rescue Florida’s Coral ReefsEndangered Kakapo, World’s Fattest Parrot, Has Record Breeding Season Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

Sohna targeting Europa via Cup glory

first_imgBy Sulayman BahMidfielder Ebrima Sohna is eyeing clinching the Azerbaijani Cup in efforts to seal a Europa League spot next season.The 29-year-old Gambia international and his Azerbaijan Premier League struggling side Kesla FK are into the Cup semi-finals and would be taking on Sumqayit 10th April.But tension is mounting with Kesla battling to stay up the division as they occupy second from bottom six points ahead of bottom-placed Kapaz.‘We need to win games in the championship, so that we can become confident in our abilities. Therefore, for each game, we are tuning in a special way. The Cup is something more for the whole team. Through the cup, we can make our way to the Europa League,’ the erstwhile Sandefjord man said.last_img

Chelsea manager explains why Alvaro Morata wasnt on Saturdays lineup

first_imgMorata wasn’t even on the bench for Chelsea’s match against champions Manchester City. Sarri explains the reasoning behind it.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says that Alvaro Morata understands why he wasn’t considered for the squad’s Saturday’s 2-0 win over Manchester City. He also reassured his striker that he does indeed have a future at the club, ESPN reported.Morata was left out of Chelsea’s overall lineup for the first time this season. He has yet to win the support of fans since his big-money move to the Blues.Chelsea’s win came as surprise to many spectators after a dip in form recently led to just one victory in four games. Sarri has repeatedly complained about the lack of determination in his group.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I think it is normal, it was a choice for this kind of match,” Sarri told reporters at Stamford Bridge.“I don’t know if in Brighton we will play in the same way or not, maybe not. I don’t know. I think Alvaro is able to understand that it is only a tactical decision, it is not the final choice.“We thought yesterday that for the first time in the season that there was a possibility to have more spaces – so we wanted to try with Eden – because for the first time there was a possibility to play on the counter-attack.“Willian, Hazard, and Pedro are really very suitable for this kind of play, so it is a normal choice. I think that it is really a very good option and maybe we will try it again in the future. Especially for certain matches.”last_img read more

SDFD arson detection dog in Bay Area to investigate underconstruction apartment complex

first_imgSDFD arson detection dog in Bay Area to investigate under-construction apartment complex fire KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dog trained to detect evidence of arson was in the Bay Area of Northern California Wednesday with her handler to help investigate a fire that destroyed an under-construction apartment building, authorities said.The blaze, which erupted around 1 a.m. Tuesday at a complex being built in Concord, caused an estimated $55 million worth of damage and forced more than 250 people to evacuate from a nearby apartment building, Contra Costa County fire officials said. Two of the people who were evacuated suffered minor smoke inhalation injuries.Later on Tuesday, the SDFD arson detection dog, Emily, and her handler, Capt. James Shadoan, were deployed to Concord as part of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ National Response Team, SDFD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said. The ATF is attempting to determine if the fire was set intentionally.SFGate.com reported that the blaze is the latest in a series of Bay Area fires that have destroyed under-construction apartment complexes over the past two years. Three of the fires have been ruled to be arson by investigators, while the cause of a fourth was undetermined. Posted: April 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom April 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Unfounded gunfire reports cause chaos at Westland Mall

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Reports of shots fired at Westland Mall in Hialeah have added to the chaos and activity from Black Friday.Hialeah Police responded to the scene at around 1:50 p.m. after receiving the initial reports. Large groups of people could be seen outside the mall as officers investigated.Before it was clear what exactly was going on, witnesses, said, shoppers at the mall went into a panic.“Suddenly, everybody starts running away from the mall,” said Maximino Rivero. “There was presence of police everywhere.”According to Hialeah Police, after canvassing the area and searching the mall, they were unable to locate any suspects or victims. They also said they were not able to confirm that any shots were fired, or that anyone actually witnessed any gunfire.“Shots were not fired. Nothing happened, it was a false alarm,” said Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez. “I mean, apparently somebody thought they heard shots were fired, and again it caused a commotion, we responded and it’s been clear now, and thank God nothing happened.”Eventually, the mall took to Facebook to reveal that someone pulled a fire alarm, causing the commotion. No injuries were reported. However, some people were treated for anxiety attacks.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Razer to close its digital games store

first_img Rylo Share your voice 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. 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. 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $520 at HP Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $999 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 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. See at Amazon 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. 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. See at Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 0 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Razer,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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Gaming Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Boost Mobile $60 at Best Buy See It 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). See itcenter_img Best Buy Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Chris Monroe/CNET The Cheapskate TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Razer Game Store/Screenshot by CNET Bad news for fans of Razer’s digital game store, which the gaming hardware manufacturer only launched in April. As part of the company’s “realignment plans,” it’s shutting the Razer Game Store on Feb. 28,” according to an announcement on its storefront that PC Gamer noticed Saturday.”It’s been a privilege for us to recommend and deliver great digital game deals to you,” the Irvine, California-based company said. “We will be investing in other ways to deliver great content and introduce game promotions through Razer Gold, our virtual credits system.”The store, first launched in the US and Europe markets and later Southeast Asia, offered exclusive game deals and discounts on peripherals.The company will still honor any preorders made through the store. Games that have already been purchased will work, but you’ll have to retrieve the Steam or Uplay product keys before the store closes. 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Sprint $999 $59 at eBay $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Read DJI Osmo Action preview Post a comment Read the AirPods review Turo 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. $155 at Google Express See It Comments 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. 7 $6 at Tidal Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Apple iPhone XS $210 at Best Buy 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. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It 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. Angela Lang/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tags $299 at Amazonlast_img read more