Holly RobinsonPeetes Autism Charity Helps Sandy Victims

first_imgSpecial Needs Network is partnering with Los Angeles-based autism organizations The HollyRod Foundation and Wake Up For Autism for a disaster relief drive to help families impacted by autism and related developmental disabilities affected by Hurricane Sandy.“Because our South L.A. families know about the hardships of scarcity,” said SNN President & Founder Areva Martin, Esq., “we know how important it is to come together and help the families on the East Coast during hard times like this.”From now until Thursday, November 15th, they are collecting donations at the SNN headquarters, located at 3530 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 1670 , Los Angeles , CA 90010 . Among items needed the most are: coats, jackets, sweaters, and similar warm clothes, shoes, socks, pajamas, hats, gloves, blankets, sleeping bags, diapers, and other children and baby items. Well wishes included in handwritten notes are also appreciated, as folks who have lost their homes could use a little cheer!“Our thoughts are with everyone who suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy and we hope our donations will aid in their recovery,” said actress and HollyRod Co-Founder Holly Robinson-Peete.In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall in Atlantic City , NJ on Monday night with winds up to 90 mph that killed at least 102 people, millions have been left with no power, no gasoline, and no inclination on when their lives may return to normal. While businesses are expected to get power back by Saturday, it could be another week or more for homes in the suburbs and more distant towns along the coast.Estimates currently place the total damage at $20 billion in insured losses and $50 billion in economic losses, making Sandy the 4th costliest U.S. catastrophe, just behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 9/11 attacks, and Hurricane Andrew in 1992.“The need is great and will be ongoing, and we are humbled to be in a position to be able to provide assistance to all those who have been affected by this unprecedented disaster. I’m pleased to be working with my friend Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, who will receive and distribute the items we collect for families”, said Jodi Gomes, Founder of Wake Up For Autism.The Sandy Disaster Relief will go from now until November 15th. Special Needs Network’s office will receive all donations and is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. They are located at 3530 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste. 1670, Los Angeles , CA 90010. If you have any questions, contact them at (213) 389-7100 or info@specialneedsnetwork.org. For more information on Autism or Special Needs Resources, please also visit www.wakeupforautism.com and www.hollyrod.org.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Denzel Washington Ryan Gosling Jennifer Garner Mark Wahlberg expected at TIFF 2016

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Other talent expected to attend includes Xavier Dolan, Tom Ford, James Franco, Ewan McGregor, Adam Driver, Aaron Eckhart, Dakota Fanning, Woody Harrelson, Denzel Washington and Scarlett Johansson.Actors expected at TIFF 2016 include: (top row, l-r) Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Tatiana Maslany; (centre row, l-r) Denzel Washington, Michael Fassbender (with Brendan Gleeson), Lupita Nyong’o; (bottom row, l-r), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton, and Amy Adams. (TIFF)The festival also announced Mark Wahlberg will sit down for an intimate chat in front of an audience.The Oscar-nominated actor-director, who will be seen at the festival in Deepwater Horizon, is among the stars in the In Conversation WithΓǪ lineup. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the stars bound for the Toronto International Film Festival.The festival made its final programming announcements including its list of stars expected to walk the red carpet.Actors and guests expected at TIFF 2016 include: (top row, l-r) Chris Pratt, Mark Wahlberg, Richard Gere; (centre row, l-r) Masai Ujiri, Armie Hammer and Brie Larson (with Cillian Murphy), Rachel Weisz; (bottom row, l-r), Casey Affleck, Nathalie Portman and James Franco. (TIFF) Twitterlast_img read more

Halal Food to Reach 16 Trillion by 2018 Report

Fez- A report published by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce forecasts the growth of the global market for Halal food and beverages (F&B) (corresponding to Islamic law) to reach 1.6 trillion dollars by 2018, up from 1.1 trillion dollars in 2013, with an annual growth rate of 6.9%.According to the Gulf News, the halal food market, which includes products such as chicken and beef, processed foods, and cold drinks accounted for 16.6% in 2012 of the global F&B market.The industry of Halal food is increasingly growing all over the world. “We see opportunities to enhance the halal food industry. The research finding on halal food sector is of considerable importance for the UAE food and beverage business, especially since halal food is a key pillar in the Dubai Capital of Islamic Economy initiative launched in 2013,” Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Dubai Chamber’s Chairman, was quoted by Gulf News as saying.The industry of Halal food is growing mainly in the Middle East, North Africa and South and Southeast Asia. Saudi Arabia occupies the first rank as the largest market for Halal food in the region, followed by the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain respectively.With the growing demand for Halal food, “Today, Malaysia is the leading global halal hub with an annual export value of RM35.4 billion for halal products, which contributes approximately 5.1% of the total exports for the country,” according to Malaysia government’s web siteHalal is an Arabic word meaning permitted and lawful according to the Islamic guidelines. Halal food is therefore used in reference to all kinds of foods prepared or processed under Islamic Shari?ah guidelines that are permissible for Muslims to eat or drink. read more

TSX ends solidly higher after commodity prices and US jobs boost stocks

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market ended solidly higher Friday after a broad advance powered by commodity prices and a solid jobs report south of the border.The S&P/TSX composite index closed ahead 81.20 points at 15,170.02, but slipped about one per cent on the week, after several sessions of volatile trading. The TSX has endured a slide in energy stocks as traders weighed the potential impacts of the NDP’s majority win in the Alberta election.However, it was energy stocks that led Friday’s advance, rising 1.4 per cent as oil prices resumed their upward trek. Benchmark crude rose 45 cents to US$59.39 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Gold prices for the June contract rose $6.70 to US$1,188.90 an ounce, driving the gold sector higher.The telecom sector was the biggest decliner, falling 1.9 per cent. Shares of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX:MBT) dropped 3.7 per cent after the company announced late Thursday that it’s cutting 400 people from the workforce at its Allstream national division, which reduces the staff by a quarter.The loonie added 0.20 of a U.S. cent to 82.71 cents.On Wall Street, stock markets logged their biggest gain in two months after the latest U.S. Labor Department report which showed the American economy added 223,000 jobs in April after a dismal March that saw only 85,000 net jobs created.The Dow Jones industrial average soared 267.05 points to 18,191.11, rising 0.9 per cent on the week .The tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 58.01 points to 5,003.55, while the S&P 500 gained 28.10 points to 2,116.10 — marking its biggest single-day increase since March 16.Hollisweath senior adviser Allan Small said the climb in markets, considering the recent triple-digit declines, shouldn’t be surprising to investors.“I don’t believe those sell-offs were appropriate,” he said.“It was overblown to the downside, so it would make a sense that a big run today would be overblown to the upside.”Employment numbers in Canada were less rosy, with Statistics Canada reporting the economy lost 19,700 net jobs last month.However, some observers saw a silver lining in the numbers, noting the addition of 46,900 higher-quality, full-time positions in April while shedding 66,500 part-time positions. The economy also registered a net gain of 24,200 private-sector positions compared to a net loss of 19,900 jobs in the public sector.In corporate news, McDonald’s reported that a key sales metric declined in April as the hamburger chain struggles to make headway in its turnaround plan. The company said global sales at established locations open at least 13 months fell 0.6 per cent for the month, though the same metric dropped a steeper 2.3 per cent in the United States on fewer consumers and stronger competition.Next week, U.S. traders will be closely watching retail sales for signs of improvement, while manufacturing shipments will be in focus for Canada.The Canadian Press read more

At debate UN and Security Council renew pledge to counter foreign terrorist

Briefing the 15-member Council ahead of the UN body’s approval of its Presidential Statement on the issue, Mr. Ban warned that since mid-2014, the flow of foreign terrorist fighters into the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Da’esh, and other extremist groups, has swelled by 70 per cent.According to UN monitoring teams, he added, more than 25,000 such fighters from over 100 Member States are estimated to have travelled to Syria and Iraq, as well as Afghanistan, Yemen and Libya. That is a notable increase in numbers from the last release of such data in November when the Organization observed that over 15,000 fighters from more than 80 countries were flocking to join radical groups. “I remain concerned that recent events, particularly in Iraq and Syria, which have seen the advance of Da’esh and other groups with the growing support of [foreign terrorist fighters], demonstrate that this is an increasing threat to international peace and security that requires even more concerted action by the international community,” affirmed Mr. Ban.“No country can tackle this challenge alone,” he continued. “Member States have to enhance their cooperation and exchange information, develop effective border controls and strengthen their criminal justice systems, in accordance with the rule of law and human rights standards.”As the international community ramps up its efforts to counter the flow of foreign terrorist fighters, however, Member States must remain in full compliance with international law in order to be fully successful with all counter-terrorism efforts, the Secretary-General said. And, in particular, global efforts must also be directed towards address the conditions conducive to luring young men and women to extremism. The UN has noted that most foreign terrorist fighters are young males aged between 15 and 35 but an increasing number of women and girls have also been joining the ranks of militant groups. “I welcome this growing emphasis on addressing the underlying drivers of violent extremism at the global, regional, national and local levels to prevent radicalization,” stated Mr. Ban.The Security Council last met for a debate on terrorism in November when a statement calling on Member States to cooperate in efforts to address the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters was adopted.Today, in yet another Presidential Statement, the Council reaffirmed its view of terrorism as “one of the most serious threats to international peace and security” and expressed “great concern” that fighters continue to be recruited “in significant numbers.” “The Security Council recognizes that addressing the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters requires comprehensively addressing underlying factors,” the statement announced, adding that that Member States “must ensure that any measures taken to counter terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law.”In addition, the statement cited concerns for the ramped up usage of social media and communications technologies in recruitment efforts by extremist groups which, it said, appeared to directly target women and youth. read more

Students alerted to clipboard scam on campus

Campus Security is urging the Brock community to be alert after a potential scam promoting job opportunities in exchange for personal information was spotted on campus.During the first two weeks of the fall term, several complaints and observations were shared with security about sign-up sheets being circulated at Brock soliciting students for summer jobs.The sheets, which do not identify the employer, indicate participants will be well paid for their time, but provide no other details.After investigating the incidents, Campus Security identified the people responsible and confirmed they are not Brock students. They were subsequently escorted off University property.Similar incidents have recently been reported at other Ontario university campuses, with clipboards circulated in lecture halls and classrooms asking for personal information.Campus Security, along with the Brock University Students’ Union, wants to remind students to be vigilant about who they provide their personal information to.Scammers may attempt to take advantage of both new and returning students, some of whom are away from home for the first time and are looking to make new connections as they pursue their academic career.Scams can come in many forms — some offer employment opportunities that promise the ability to make a lot of money fast, while others focus on rental properties or high-end clothing at discounted prices.Soliciting on campus is not permitted without first being approved by visiting the Student Life Involvement Commons in MCA 204 or contacting Student Life through its Campus Promotions page.Information regarding the procedure for promotions on campus is available online.Anyone who witnesses suspicious soliciting or activity on campus should immediately report the incident to Campus Security at 905-688-5550 x3200 or email security@brocku.ca.Provide as much detail as possible regarding the description of those involved, the activity and direction of travel if they leave the area.Contact information should also be provided if you are unable to stay and meet with responding officers.Brock’s Career Education has created an informative document that outlines different types of fraudulent job postings and red flags students can watch out for.Students who have questions or concerns regarding job postings and their legitimacy are encouraged to contact Career Education at careerzone@brocku.ca read more

Commentary 2022 Qatar World Cup decision raises questions about FIFA leadership

FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke (right) shows Germany’s name during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw Dec. 6 in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil.Courtesy of MCTStill weathering the blowback of its 2010 decision to select Qatar as the host nation of 2022’s World Cup, FIFA’s Executive Committee is off to a rocky start once again this year.Secretary General Jerome Valcke said in a France Info radio interview Wednesday the FIFA World Cup would not take place during the summer months of 2022.This appeared at first to simply corroborate — but also expand upon — a September 2013 statement by President Sepp Blatter that cited the danger that extremely hot temperatures in the Middle East in June and July would pose to player and fan safety alike.The only difference was that Blatter said the Executive Committee would wait until the completion of this year’s World Cup in Brazil before formally adjudicating the logistics of 2022’s event.Widely regarded as Blatter’s de facto second-in-command, Valcke has managed with one passing comment to call into question his boss’ ability to lead and control the Committee. Contradicting his superior now gives shape to the perception that the 26-member team doesn’t know how to tightly regulate its public relations activities.More to the point, the situation makes one wonder how capable the organization, as a whole, really is.One of seven vice-presidents on the Committee, Jim Boyce said he was “completely shocked” in a statement to Sky Sports News after hearing of Valcke’s commentary, a clear indication the members are not on the same page.How can FIFA be expected to properly organize and run a quadrennial international soccer competition worth billions of dollars in revenue when its own leaders can’t even agree in the spotlight?The miscommunication might not seem like a big deal upon initial consideration. Since FIFA has publicly stated it won’t be changing the host country to mollify critics of the 2010 decision, the only real option involves the formality of voting to move the tournament dates to the wintertime.But Valcke’s conversational delivery of the comments could prove more damaging than the actual content of what he said. Operating in an official capacity on record, he should have refused to discuss the tentative date changes on-air in order to show consistency with his boss’ decree that a ruling would wait until after a champion is crowned in Brazil.Valcke’s undisciplined statement reflects poorly on the interpersonal communication (or lack thereof) taking place within FIFA and between its top personnel.Undermining Blatter’s authority like this proclamation does — a proclamation that was neither sanctioned nor collectively agreed upon by the Committee that has yet to deliberate on the matter — makes FIFA look like it has a long way to go before any sort of positive reputation is restored.The World Cup in Qatar is still eight years away. But building the facilities and infrastructure to support a colossal sporting and cultural event takes time. So does working out deals with corporate partners and figuring out scheduling breaks in seasons of professional soccer leagues worldwide to allow players to compete for their countries.For an event of this magnitude, it seems jarringly reactive of the Executive Committee to not have anticipated all the logistical difficulties that could come with holding the 2022 World Cup during a less traditional time of year.FIFA’s leadership should be able to make these sorts of judgment calls long before mishandling their dissemination like Valcke did today.It’s an understatement that this is not exactly the professional impression soccer fans might hope to get from the brass of a federation responsible for managing the affairs of the world’s most lucrative and popular sport. read more

US minings annual safety data for 2009 set to break record

first_imgBruce Watzman, Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at the National Mining Association (NMA) has highlighted new federal data emphasising the improved safety performance achieved thus far this year by the nation’s mines. “US mining’s annual safety record to date surpasses its record for all previous years at this point,” said Watzman. “Our record for lost time accidents underscores the strong commitment coal and mineral mining companies have made to improving mine safety”. Watzman points at this year’s safety record for coal mining, which, to date, is set to make 2009 the third consecutive year of steadily declining fatalities in the nation’s mines. Through 2008, coal mining’s fatality rate had fallen 40% from the 2000 level.   Speaking at the 2009 joint meeting of the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute and Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Watzman said data collected through the third quarter by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) show total US mining fatalities are fewer than at the comparable period in 2008, the industry’s record year for mine safety. For all US mining, including coal, minerals and metals, federal data show that since 2002 the rate of fatal injuries has declined by 13% and the rate of non-fatal injuries has declined by 26%. “US mining has returned to our trend of steadily improving safety performance,” said Watzman.  “We won’t be content until we achieve our ultimate goal of zero fatalities.”last_img read more

Shift in demand from new Greek migrants says AGWS

first_imgThe Australian Greek Welfare Society’s General Meeting uncovered a new trend this year. With an influx of new Greek migrants, there has been new demand on services and some demand on services that were non-existent. With the relaxing of immigration laws for Greeks, the influx of demand has seen the Society re-open and create new services to meet demand. Executive Director Voula Messimeri says the requests have led to more provisions being provided to those seeking assistance. “We have experienced a substantial demand for services by people who are new to Australia. AGWS has responded to the needs of this new group in our community by the provision of casework, counselling, emergency relief and the establishment of a free Migration Agent Information and Referral Service,” she says. It is something President Nicholas Katris sees as surprising, when it looks like history is repeating itself. “The recent influx of migrants… has in many ways seen history repeat itself with AGWS casework services offering assistance to newly arrived-Greek migrants who are presenting with different needs,” he said. The Annual General Meeting was a chance for the President and Executive Director to properly say thanks for the hard work accomplished this year. Both acknowledged the amazing response from the community with their national radiothon raising $85,000, their biggest sum yet. On top of that, the Society has taken on 259 new Greek speaking elders for their Community Partners Program and seen their Greek Legal Information and Referral Service continue into a 13th year. The Society has also delivered more than 26,000 hours of community and centre based respite care to carers, providing relief from their thankless work. 231 young and old people with disabilities were helped to stay engaged and remain in the community, with a total of almost 49,000 hours given to assist the activity groups in multiple locations. The Society marked its 40th anniversary this year, showing a dedication to the Greek Community unsurpassed by other organisations. As Mr Katris says, AGWS was created for and is still about “lobbing the rights of migrants and their children and improve services particularly in the areas of education, health, welfare, childcare and language services”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

TV Commercial Campaign under consideration for destination TCI says Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Jun 2015 – Television marketing of the Turks and Caicos is being contemplated by the Ministry of Tourism according to Hon Porsha Smith. “Those thoughts are already in our minds, its just a matter of time for us and us finding the financial resource to be able to afford them.”On Saturday, with the arrival of a new direct United Airlines flight from Houston, we asked the Minister if she and her team believe the time has come for destination TCI television commercials to these markets on their local TV stations.“I think we are also looking at expanding our office locations actually in those areas, so you are going to be seeing more coming from the Tourist Board some recommendations that will go to the government on expanding ourselves and putting in strategic locations so that we can better serve the tourists that are coming to us.”A tide has certainly turned for the Turks and Caicos which now sees a surge in visitor arrivals during summer, guests catching those discounts on the usual ‘peak season rates’. Terminal and Marketing Manager of the TCI Airports Authority, Lavern Reynolds explained things are booming. “Well, what I’m very happy about is the fact that it is starting now which is June, which is somewhat our off season. So we are bringing people in on our off season to keep our tourism product busy, pretty much all year round. We hope to have this flight every off season and continue from there on in, so I think it’s a great addition to the plethora of flights that we have.” Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bumper Sticker promotes Provo as #1 Island in the World Tourism Month launched with Stakeholders in Turks and Caicos Related Items:destination tci, lavern reynolds, Portia smith, tv commerciallast_img read more

Appeal to remove image of female on social media

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT If you have images or information of any possible suspect, it is suggested that you email it to ncib@tcipolice.tc instead of sending on WhatsApp or posting on Social Media.  Press Release: RTCIPF Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 5, 2017 – Providenciales – The female whose image has been circulating on WhatsApp and Social Media indicating tht she is the mastermind of a robbery and shooting incident that occurred yesterday (Saturday 4th March 2017) at a Resort in Lower Bight, Providenciales, has voluntarily reported to Police stating she has no involvement with this incident.Detectives did not have any suspicion of this particular female, however her image including Social Media profile has surface and had since went viral accusing her of being a part of the set-up.The public is reminded to act responsibly when publishing statements that are non-factual about persons on the internet and since this can cause damage to a person’s reputation, character or integrity, civil suits may be taken.  If the Police have reasons to believe that a person has committed a crime, they may issue wanted images to the public for assistance.Persons must also be careful of their Whatsapp Interactions. A voice-note sent from one person to the next may go viral. Living in a small community it makes it easier for a voice to be identified. If the voice-note entails information regarding a potential suspect or criminal, it makes the author of that voice message vulnerable for attacks. Written conversations that are screened shot, can be screen shot with person’s phone number or names of the contact in that conversation and be sent viral via Whatsapp or Social Media, and some of these conversations have contained private information. Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Military Funeral Service Given to Late Assistant Superintendent of Police James Percival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#jamescallenderfuneral, #magneticmedianews #magneticmedianews#jamescallenderfuneralcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 15, 2017 – Grand Turk – On Wednesday 14th June 2017, The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force held a Full Military Funeral Service in Honor of the late Assistant Superintendent of Police James Percival Callender of St. Phillip Barbados at the  Salam Baptist Church in Grand Turk.The late James Percival Callender, a native of St Phillip Barbados migrated to the Turks and Caicos Islands during the era when Caribbean Nationals were being recruited to join our Police Force. He became a member of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force on March 1st 1980 where he served for thirty seven years until his demise on May 2, 2017.The service was conducted by Pastor Chad Archibold and other members of the Clergy, while funeral arrangements were handled by A and S Funeral Home.last_img read more

That post saying Facebook keeps your feed to 26 friends Its still

first_img See it Share your voice Facebook,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. Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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). Facebook is fighting rumors about its news feed.  Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images Facebook is reminding you not to believe everything you read.  The company wrote a blog post Wednesday, describing copy-and-paste memes — “blocks of text posted on message boards, forwarded in emails and shared via social media” — and brought attention to one in particular. That’s the one claiming that Facebook limits the number of friends whose posts you see to 25 or 26. Further, that’s the one that says you can help beat the system by commenting on the post and even copying, pasting and sharing it yourself.”The idea that News Feed only shows you posts from a set number of friends is a myth,” said Ramya Sethuraman, a product manager who works on ranking in the post. Facebook did say, though, that there’s a reason it might feel as if you’re seeing posts from the same group of people. That’s because the posts you see are ranked by which ones Facebook thinks you’ll be most interested in. However, the blog post said, if you scroll down, you’ll see a wider assortment of posts. “Leaving a single comment on a post won’t suddenly ‘unblock’ you from showing up in your friends’ Feed,” the post said. You can use features like Snooze, Unfollow or See First to prioritize what you see and don’t see for yourself.  Amazon Read the AirPods review $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Tags 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. See It $60 at Best Buy $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It Read the Rylo camera preview Sprint 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. 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $155 at Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $210 at Best Buy 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Rylocenter_img Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) See at Turo See at Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 0 Boost Mobile $299 at Amazon 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. Best Buy $520 at HP $6 at Tidal Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tech Industry Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Chris Monroe/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. $999 Post a comment Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET Turo Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It Tags Apple iPhone XS The Cheapskate HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. 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first_imgDarjeeling: Platoon weapon shooting team of North Bengal Frontier, BSF have shot their way to victory by winning the covetedPlatoon Weapon Trophy and achieving the overall first position in the 49th BSF Inter Frontier Platoon Shooting Competition. The competition was held in Indore, Madhya Pradesh from February 13 to 18th. The North Bengal Frontier bagged 10 golds, 17 silvers and 4 bronze medals in different events. Inspector General, North Bengal Frontier gave away special awards to the team members on Monday to boost the morale of these shooters.last_img

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first_imgNew York, NY – Children of the world, a special porcelain sculpture created in partnership with Operation Smile, will be presented today, September 18, in the United States during the organization’s Annual Gala in Los Angeles. This beautiful porcelain creation has been conceived to homage the exceptional work of Operation Smile, which has already helped thousands of children from around the world born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.Since 2006, Lladró collaborates with this humanitarian organization thanks to different initiatives that have already made possible to raise $350,000 up to date. This collaboration, which started through Lladró in the US, was extended in 2007 to subsidiaries of the brand in other countries.The piece Children of the world signifies a step further in the collaboration between both entities for one shared dream: to bring a smile to thousands of children across the globe. For that reason, five children representing the world are shown on this beautiful creation. The special design expresses the spirit that motivates the work of the non-profit organization. The matte white porcelain of the children contrasts with the glossy finish of the base, decorated with blue enamels. The result is a powerful and meaningful decorative sculpture.Together with Santo Versace, President of Versace, the world-renowned fashion brand, and also President of Operation Smile in Italy, the piece has been presented to the Italian Privilege Gold members, a society of privileges for the best Lladró customers. The sculpture will be soon available at Lladró Boutiques.About Operation Smile. Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile has treated more than 100,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.About Lladró Lladró was established by the brothers Juan, José and Vicente Lladró in 1953, and currently holds a presence in over 120 countries. Lladró has proprietary shops in the most important commercial centers in the world: London, New York, Beverly Hills, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, the company’s home city. For further information on Lladró, visit www.lladro.com.last_img read more

Spirit of the West frontman John Mann who suffers

first_img Spirit of the West frontman John Mann, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, performs his final concert in Vancouver, Saturday, April 16, 2016. A fundraising campaign for Spirit of the West singer Mann is seeking $10,000 to help pay for the musician’s medical and personal needs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Fundraising campaign for Spirit of the West’s Mann follows celeb-studded concert VANCOUVER – A fundraising campaign for Spirit of the West singer John Mann is seeking $10,000 to help pay for the musician’s medical and personal needs.Mann was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2014 at age 52.Supporters previously raised more than US$56,000 for him to pursue an experimental form of stem cell therapy.A new GoFundMe campaign launched late last year features a star-studded video recorded at a benefit concert for Mann on Nov. 19, 2017 in Vancouver.Nearly 50 musicians including Jim Cuddy, Sarah McLachlan, Alan Doyle and Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies recorded a cover of Spirit of the West’s signature foot-stomper “Home For a Rest.”The video from that night shows Mann dancing on stage while his celebrity friends belt out the song.———On the web: https://www.gofundme.com/john-mann-home-for-a-restcenter_img by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 10, 2018 1:15 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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