3 Dec

Chinese team is catching up in hunt for dark matter

first_imgOn Thursday, physicists in China reported the latest result in the search for particles of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity holds the galaxies together. Researchers with the Particle and Astrophysical Xenon (PandaX) detector spotted no sign of their quarry, which isn’t surprising because PandaX isn’t yet as sensitive as a detector already running in the United States that hasn’t seen anything either. Still, the finding is notable because the PandaX detector features a clever design that might enable it to vie for the sensitivity lead in the next year or so.The new work “is very credible,” says Richard Gaitskell, a physicist at Brown University and a member of the team working with the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, the current leader in sensitivity. Rafael Lang, a physicist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a member of the collaboration building an even more sensitive detector known as XENON1T in Italy’s subterranean Gran Sasso National Laboratory, agrees. PandaX researchers “are doing a great job in [catching up] and making extremely fast progress,” he says.These detectors stalk hypothetical weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs. Weighing a few to hundreds of times as much as a proton, such particles would interact with ordinary matter only through their gravity and the extremely feeble weak nuclear force, making them ideal candidates for dark matter. Our galaxy could be floating in a vast cloud of WIMPs. 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But those signals have generally not agreed on the precise mass of the WIMPs or the strength with which they interact with ordinary matter. And LUX and XENON100, the predecessor to XENON1T, claim to have ruled out those signals.So do the new data from PandaX. Like LUX and the XENON detectors, PandaX consists of a tank of frigid liquid xenon. Were a WIMP to crash into a xenon nucleus, it would send the nucleus flying, producing an immediate flash of light that could be pinpointed by photodetectors on the top and bottom of the tank. The collision would also liberate the electrons from the xenon atom. They would float to the top of the tank and out into the gaseous xenon at the top, where they would produce a second, confirmatory flash of light. In 17 days of data taking, PandaX researchers spotted no WIMPs in their detector, which contained 120 kilograms of liquid xenon, 37 of which served as the target “fiducial” mass, as the team reports in a paper in press at Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy.It would have been more surprising had PandaX seen a signal. That’s because LUX, which contains 370 kilograms of xenon with a fiducial mass of 118 kilograms, already ruled out low-mass WIMPs last October. Still, the result is intriguing because it shows that the PandaX team is quickly catching up to the rest of the world. The collaboration, which now numbers roughly 40 members, started in 2010, when XENON100 was already running and LUX was under development. “We started off basically from nothing,” says Xiangdong Ji, a physicist at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and the University of Maryland, College Park. “We didn’t have a group, we didn’t have equipment, we didn’t have anything.”One thing they did have, however, was the world’s deepest underground laboratory. The 2400-meter-deep China JinPing underground Laboratory was built in just 18 months in 2009 and 2010, next to highway and water tunnels through a mountain with the help of the Ertan Hydropower Development Company Ltd.The first PandaX results better those of XENON100 in terms of sensitivity, Ji says. And PandaX researchers aim to take a stab at the lead in the race to discover WIMPs. Their detector was designed so that to make it bigger, they need only raise the lid of their cylindrical tank and pour in more liquid xenon, Ji explains. So researchers hope to have it up and running with a total mass of 500 kilograms and a fiducial mass of 200 kilograms early next year. That might just give the PandaX team a shot at catching up to LUX in sensitivity. And it could enable it to get a result out before the first result from XENON1T, which will have a total mass of 3200 kilograms and a fiducial mass of 1000 kilograms. “We have a window of about a year,” Ji estimates.Lang says he’s skeptical that PandaX will really take the lead. But Gaitskell says he thinks PandaX can be a player—if researchers can show that they’ve adequately calibrated their detector and can run it stably for hundreds of days. “If they’re going to leave the peloton for the breakaway, they’re going to have to demonstrate that they can pedal for more than 17 days.”last_img read more

20 Nov

OnePlus 3T is simply the OnePlus 3 with a faster processor & bigger battery

first_imgThe OnePlus 3 was launched in June, and already it has a successor. The company — as largely expected — launched the OnePlus 3T on Tuesday. Well technically it’s not so much a successor as it is a minor upgrade. But call it what you may, the OnePlus 3T is OnePlus’ second phone this year, and it’s every bit as flagship as the original OnePlus 3. In fact, it’s even better. There’s a catch though: the devil is in the details, which means you’ll have to look very closely to find the differences.Also Read: OnePlus 3 review: Flagship killer that will make you want to settle The OnePlus 3T, in a nutshell, is simply the OnePlus 3 with a faster processor and a bigger battery. The phone is powered by a 2.35GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor (over the original’s Snapdragon 820) coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. It is backed by a 3,400 battery, as opposed to the original that came with a 3,000mAh battery. Rest of the specifications remain unchanged. It will be available in the colours: Gunmetal and Soft Gold. The OnePlus 3T starts at $439 (roughly Rs 29,782) for the 64GB version, while the high-end 128GB Gunmetal variant will cost buyers $479 (roughly Rs 32,495). With the arrival of the OnePlus 3T, the company will most likelydiscontinue the OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 3T will be available for buyingin the US starting from November 22, and in India in the days to come.The company is yet to announce the exact pricing and availabilitydetails for the Indian market. advertisementJust like the original OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T boasts of a full-metal unibody and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner which is claimed to unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds. It supports both physical capacitive and on-screen navigation buttons and the usual array of sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensors. Also, it retains the OnePlus 3’s (and OnePlus 2’s) Alert Slider which is basically a quick notification toggle (all, priority, and none) to quickly sort your app notifications.The OnePlus 3T comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and data-syncing purposes, a bottom-facing speaker out and dualSIM (nanoSIM) support.The phone has a 5.5-inch fullHD AMOLED display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. OnePlus is, again, using a home-brewed Optic AMOLED display panel here. The phone comes with curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass 4. It comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal memory which is non-expandable. The phone supports 4G LTE and NFC connectivity options and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based OxygetOS out-of-the-box. The OnePlus 3T just like the OnePlus 3 offers near-stock Android experience with few additions like Shelf recent apps and quick contacts aggregator and system-wide Dark Theme thrown in.The OnePlus 3T sports a 16-megapixel camera (Sony IMX 298) on the rear with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation. The rear snapper is capable of recording time-lapse, 4K video and RAW file format. Additionally, the phone comes with EIS for enhanced stabilisation while shooting videos. On the front, it comes with a 16-megapixel camera as opposed to the original that came with an 8-megapixel selfie-shooter.The OnePlus 3T also supports the company’s in-house fast charging solution called Dash Charging and the accompanying Dash Charger is capable of charging the phone to up to 60 per cent in just 30 minutes.Also Read: OnePlus 3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is bad news for somelast_img read more

20 Nov

Three more sports added to NTSN programme

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI) Encouraged by the positive response the National Talent Search and Nurture (NTSN) initiative received in its inaugural season, the organisers have added three more disciplines for the next calendar. The initiative for school children was conceived by School Sports Promotion Foundation [SSPF] and Sports Authority of India. “We are so pleased with the response to and success of NTSN in its inaugural season that we have added basketball, volleyball and athletics to our calendar,” SSPF Chairman Om Pathak said. “Last year, we had 23,486 boys competing in cricket and football. We are confident that we will have more than 10 times that number participating in NTSN competitions this time,” he said. Pathak said the support of the Sports Ministry and SAI encouraged them. SAI Executive Director (Operations & Finance) Hira Ballabh said the NTSN was a wonderful concept to create a culture of sports in the country. “It is a part of our objectives in SAI to promote school sports. SSPF is moving in the right direction, even if it has drawn upon its own financial resources.” The NTSN 2016-17 competitions are slated to start in the first week of December. PTI AT ATlast_img read more

18 Nov

Cizikas Helps Islanders Beat Leafs 6-1 in Tavares’ Return

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Energized by a raucous home crowd that vehemently booed and serenaded former captain John Tavares in his first time back as a visiting player, the New York Islanders steamrolled the Toronto Maple Leafs.Casey Cizikas scored twice and the Islanders beat the Maple Leafs 6-1 Thursday night. Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee, Valtteri Filppula and Brock Nelson also scored to help New York get the win after losing three of its last four.“They were good the entire game,” Cizikas said of the fans. “I thought they got us going. They played their role and they did an unbelievable job and we fed off it from the start.”Jordan Eberle and Cal Clutterbuck each had two assists, and Robin Lehner stopped 34 shots as New York moved two points ahead of Washington atop the Metropolitan Division one night before hosting the Capitals. The Islanders’ 81 points are one more than they had all of last season.Islanders fans, vocal on social media about their lingering displeasure with Tavares’ departure after he repeatedly said he wanted to stay, booed loudly when Tavares and the Maple Leafs hit the ice for pregame warmups, and when they came back out for the start of each period.New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) celebrates with Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53), who scored a goal during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)They also serenaded him with choruses of “We Don’t Need You!” and other derisive chants throughout the game, including around a video tribute midway through the first period.“We expected a little bit of that just because you see on social media what the fans were planning on doing,” the Islanders’ Mathew Barzal said. “I didn’t think it was going to be like that. …. It was something I’ve never played in before.”The face of the franchise for nine years after he was selected No. 1 overall by New York in 2009, Tavares insisted he agonized over his decision to leave before announcing it on July 1, the first day of free agency.“They always made it tough on the opponent when I played here,” Tavares said. “They have their feelings and that’s out of my control.”Zach Hyman scored for the Maple Leafs, who had won three straight. Garret Sparks finished with 31 saves.“We started really well, then we got impatient and turned the puck over,” Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. “We’re fortunate we have 19 games left. You do this in the playoffs, you lose. You’re done right away.”Cizikas got his second of the night for his 19th of the season and seventh in the last eight games, tipping the puck past Sparks 33 seconds into the third to push the Islanders’ lead to 5-1.New York Islanders congratulate left wing Anders Lee (27) for his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Nelson got a pass from Eberle got his 20th at 8:41 for New York’s sixth straight goal after trailing 1-0 in the first.“We got back to our game, we played a full 60 (minutes) tonight,” Lee said. “We obviously needed a game like this and we all showed up tonight and put forth our best effort.”Lee gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead 4:49 into the second with his team-leading 22nd goal on a 2-on-1 rush with Nelson. It was Lee’s fourth goal in six games.Hyman appeared to tie it with his second of the night at 7:12 off a pass from Mitch Marner. However the goal was overturned after the Islanders challenged for offside on the play, drawing a rousing ovation from the crowd.“Sometimes it almost feels like you almost scored,” Lee said. “The crowd gets into it after that and we were able to respond.”Cizikas extended the Islanders’ lead to 3-1 with a short-handed goal as he stole the puck from Tyler Ennis along the side boards, skated up the right side, cut across the front of the goal and beat Sparks through the five-hole with 6:20 left in the middle period.Filppula made it a three-goal lead as he put in a loose puck in front for his 13th with exactly a minute left in the second.New York Islanders fans express their sentiments toward Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares, who left for Toronto in the offseason after saying he would stay with the Islanders, during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the teams Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Hyman put the Maple Leafs ahead 1-0, poking a loose puck in front off a deflection by Marner past Lehner for his 14th with 6:27 left in the first. Hyman has four goals and five points in his last six games.Beauvillier tied it less than 3 minutes later, firing a return pass from Josh Bailey on a 3-on-1 rush for his 15th.NOTES: Maple Leafs F Patrick Marleau played in his 1,639 regular-season game, tying Dave Andreychuk for seventh place on the NHL’s career list. … The Islanders have won both meetings with the Maple Leafs this season, also winning 4-0 at Toronto on Dec. 29. The teams conclude the season series back here on April 1 in New York’s home finale. … Cizikas has four career multigoal games, including three this season. He has also more than doubled his previous career high of nine goals. … Islanders D Johnny Boychuk had a cut on his neck from a skate blade in the second period, but was back on the ice in the third. “I was extremely scared and I am very lucky to have someone watching over me tonight,” Boychuk wrote on Twitter. “A lot of thoughts go through your mind when you feel the blade touch your neck.”UP NEXTMaple Leafs; Host Buffalo on Saturday night.Islanders: Host Washington on Friday night.___By VIN A. CHERWOO , AP Sports WriterFollow Vin Cherwoo at www.twitter.com/VinCherwooAPToronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) waits during a chorus of boos and other chants during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, his former team, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40), of Sweden, blocks a shot with Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) in front of the crease, as Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) checks New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13)with his stick during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) congratulates left wing Zach Hyman (11) after Hyman scored a goal during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Tavares’ former team, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

17 Nov

UFC 229: Watch mass brawl erupt after Nurmagomedov beat McGregor

first_imgChaos erupted after Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight title with a submission victory over Ireland’s Conor McGregor on Saturday with members of his support team arrested after an all-in brawl broke out after the bout.The Russian ended McGregor’s attempt to win back the title when he sealed a brutal submission victory with a rear naked choke hold in the fourth round, which then sparked a mass brawl.Fights broke out in and around the cage, with a red-shirted fan landing several blows on McGregor before security intervened. Both fighters were escorted from the arena by police and security.UFC boss Dana White later told Fox Sports that three members of Nurmagomedov’s team were arrested.The fight had been highlighted by bad blood between both camps, with McGregor pleading guilty in July as part of a deal with prosecutors to resolve charges over an April melee in which he attacked a bus the Russian was travelling on.The situation boiled over after referee Herb Dean waved off the fight, which prompted Nurmagomedov to jump out of the cage and head straight for McGregor’s teammate and corner-man Dillon Danis, prompting a series of violent scuffles.The end was better than the whole fight… #ufc229 pic.twitter.com/mSwha2u3t0fLOPS (@F73) October 7, 2018One man jumped the fence, swinging blows at McGregor before being bundled away by security and there were punches thrown in the crowd as police and security struggled to deal with the angry crowd, most of whom had been backing the Irishman.advertisementKabib and his coward buddies jump Connor. Kick that boring wrestler out of the UFC. #ufc229 pic.twitter.com/mE6SO4RZJfTraco (@christraco) October 7, 2018White entered the octagon to try to placate Nurmagomedov, who was not presented with the belt, although he was announced as the winner.The Russian’s fans chanted his name and danced in the street outside the T-Mobile Arena, but rather than the fight bringing to the end the feud, it only poured more fuel on the fire.Huge brawl broke out between Khabib and Conor fans in the hall after UFC 229!! The Irish and Russians mix like oil and water #McGregor #Khabib pic.twitter.com/hDOuAYzmpdEric McCoy (@ShowtimeRHEC) October 7, 2018WRESTLING STRENGTHMcGregor, making a comeback to the octagon after nearly two years away, had looked dangerous in the early striking exchanges but as expected, Nurmagomedov quickly took the fight to the ground.The Russian smothered him with his wrestling skills and prevented him from getting back to his feet for the rest of the first round.The Irishman was then wobbled by an early right cross from the Russian in the second round and the fight was soon on the floor again, but this time the Russian champion was able to keep the challenger from getting his back to the cage.McGregor survived until the end of the round, giving a tired smile as the horn went, and in the third period he managed to keep the fight standing, tripping off shots to the head and body as he rediscovered his range.However, it proved to be too little, too late, and Nurmagomedov was once again on top in the fourth, sapping McGregor’s energy with his excruciating pressure before the choke ended the fight 3:03 into the fourth round.Despite McGregor tapping his arm to indicate his submission, Nurmagomedov seemed to hold on to the winning choke rather than releasing it, encapsulating the bad blood between the pair.All hell breaks loose at #UFC229 pic.twitter.com/Clf6UJLmDzAhsan (@Ahsan_MUFC) October 7, 2018The victory stretched Nurmagomedov’s professional record to 27-0 and handed the Irishman his second defeat in the UFC, both to the same choke hold, before the chaos began.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

16 Nov

IPL 2019: CSK players get a ‘Rish-hug’ from Pant ahead of high-profile clash vs DC

first_imgIPL giants Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) are set to clash against each other in a top-of-the-table encounter in Chennai tonight. While the two teams have already qualified for the playoffs, don’t expect the intensity to be any lower as they try to consolidate their position at the top.Ahead of the game, DC wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant was seen hugging his India seniors Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina and Mohit Sharma. The official Twitter handle of CSK tweeted pictures of Pant embracing all 3 CSK players with the caption: ‘Rish-hug Pant! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #CSKvDC’.Rish-hug Pant! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #CSKvDC pic.twitter.com/Lz6UMEswIRChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 30, 2019DC qualified for the playoffs after seven years as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 16 runs at their home ground on Sunday.On the other hand, CSK have not been at their best this season despite being the first team to seal a playoff berth. In the two matches that MS Dhoni has not played, they have not been able to handle the pressure and have lost the game. So, they would be desperately hoping that their regular skipper regains full fitness before the business end of the tournament.Whichever team wins this fixture is almost sure to finish in the top-2 of the points table, thereby getting two shots at making the final on May 12.Also Read | Delhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant surpasses Kumar Sangakkara to set new IPL recordAlso Read | World Cup would have been different experience but I have moved on: Rishabh Pantadvertisementlast_img read more

16 Nov

Mourinho irked by Man Utd finishing

first_imgManchester United We should have been smoking cigars! – Mourinho irked by United profligacy Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 07:01 11/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) JesseLingard - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Watford v Manchester United Watford Premier League José Mourinho Having seen his side come close to throwing away a 3-0 lead at Watford, the Red Devils boss was frustrated by his side’s finishing Jose Mourinho was irked by Manchester United’s profligacy after they were forced to stave off a late comeback for a 4-2 victory over Watford.Anthony Martial added to Ashley Young’s double as the Red Devils took a three-goal lead at Vicarage Road on Tuesday, but Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba were among those who failed to add to their tally.Troy Deeney rolled home a penalty with 13 minutes remaining after Marcos Rojo’s foul on Roberto Pereyra, before Abdoulaye Doucoure set up a tense finale. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Jesse Lingard ended Watford’s hopes of salvaging a result from the match with a tremendous solo effort in the 86th minute, but Mourinho was frustrated his players had not put the game to bed beforehand.”The second half should be five or six nil and it was even easier to score goals in the second half than in the first, but we missed these chances and this is football,” the United boss told BT Sport.”Out of nothing, penalty, and 3-1 and then the game is a different one. It is a match to win comfortably and in the end with the 3-2 the game is in a grey zone and Jesse had that fantastic initiative and won the game.”We missed the 4-0 also in a great action in the end of the first half and in the second half we had a great high press to recover the ball high and Lukaku also had that one, and Paul’s header is a free header – we had lots of chances.”But then out of nothing 3-1 and the game is different – they are full of confidence, they have nothing to lose, they are a team with no pressure.”For them to lose 3-0 or 5-0 is exactly the same so after the 3-1 they come to the game and we were a few minutes where we should be smoking cigars and then suddenly everything is in trouble.””I felt that I had to be direct and go for goal.”@JesseLingard speaks to #MUTV about his magnificent solo goal and an important three points for #MUFC. pic.twitter.com/gc4NjGHa0z— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 28, 2017Watford boss Marco Silva was disappointed Rojo did not receive a second yellow card for the challenge on Pereyra that resulted in the penalty, suggesting United would have not have been able to stymie their comeback with a man fewer.”In the second half it was clearly a second yellow for Marcos Rojo with the penalty, and then everything would have been different because it would have been 3-1 and they are down to 10 men,” Silva told the BBC.”I’m sure it would have been very difficult for them if they were down to 10 men.”We have to keep going. The result is hard to take for us, we didn’t deserve this result. In the end the quality was the difference, the individual players, but of course, the budgets of the clubs are so different.”Now it’s the moment to rest our players and to analyse what we will do to compete again and show our fans what we can do.”last_img read more

9 Nov

Aspas stakes claim as Spain struggle to create

first_imgWorld Cup Spain struggling to create chances as Aspas stakes claim for starting spot Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 05:31 6/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Iago Aspas Spain Getty World Cup Spain Tunisia v Spain Tunisia Friendlies Julen Lopetegui’s side needed a late winner from the Celta Vigo striker to beat Tunisia, but there were few positives in this World Cup warm-up Spain still do not seem quite themselves. Although La Roja extended their unbeaten run under Julen Lopetegui to 20 games, Saturday’s 1-0 win over Tunisia was anything but convincing.Six days ahead of their World Cup debut against Portugal, it was all too predictable from the 2010 champions against Tunisia in Krasnodar. In the first half in particular, there was a lack of urgency and little in the way of clear chances, despite the usual possession from La Roja.It was far from a vintage performance and not one to suggest that this Spain side can go on to win the trophy on July 15 – even though their wealth of talent makes them one of the big favourites heading into the tournament next week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Thiago Alcantara and David Silva were unusually subdued in the first 45 minutes and Spain improved in the second half following the introduction of Koke and Lucas Vazquez, then Diego Costa and Marco Asensio, and finally Iago Aspas.The multiple changes gave many players a run-out, but were also perhaps an indication that Lopetegui is still unsure of his strongest starting XI less than a week before his side kick off their World Cup campaign.Lucas and Asensio in particular gave Spain greater urgency in the final third and the latter could yet force his way into this team. Before he was brought on, Lopetegui’s side were too predictable and Tunisia – without doing too much – had looked comfortable enough.However, it was Costa and Aspas who combined to break the deadlock with six minutes remaining. The Atletico Madrid forward made an intelligent run that took him clear, only to delay too long and lose the opportunity, dragging back for his team-mate to hammer home.Aspas, who also scored and played his part in another two goals in the 6-1 win over Argentina in March, had only been on the pitch for eight minutes, yet once again he took his opportunity with aplomb.Jordi Alba Dylan Bronn Tunisia Spain international friendly 2018The former Liverpool forward has now been involved in nine goals in his 10 games for Spain, with four of those netted himself and five assists. And all of those have come in the second half.As things stand, he looks likely to remain as a bench option as the World Cup kicks off next week, yet he has done his hopes of claiming a starting spot no harm at all with this showing, which follows a fantastic campaign with Celta (with 23 goals in 37 games for the Galician outfit last season).”It’s a decision the coach will have to make,” Aspas said afterwards. “I try to take advantage when he gives me opportunities, be it with Rodrigo (who started the game) or with Diego (Costa). They give me chances and goals.”And it is precisely chances and goals that Spain are lacking at the moment, having drawn 1-1 with Switzerland last week. On Saturday, Aspas showed once again with his intelligent movement and another fine finish that he is potentially one of the solutions to those problems.last_img read more

7 Nov

Women’s Health says Touch Football is the best team sport

first_imgThe April 2018 issue of Women’s Health magazine gives these four reasons for why NRL Touch Football is the very best team sport there is:1. Anyone can play. The evidence: there are five-year-olds, mums, dads and grannies all in the one team. It doesn’t matter what your age, experience, ability or fitness level is, it’s an accessible, inclusive game. And it comes without the pain factor of tackle sports.2. NRL Touch Football is played year-round. It’s largely considered the summer sport played in rugby league’s off-season, but it’s also a winter game. To find a club near you and see if they’re about to tap off, head to: touchfootball.com.au/where-can-i-play. You can register a whole team or enquire about joining an existing team as an individual player.3. You can play in mixed gender teams, which means lifelong friendships and even romances can strike on the field (without having to swipe right). One example? Dylan Hennessey, regarded as the best Touch player in the world, and his wife Emily Hennessey both play for Australia. Love.4. It fits with your life. A game of NRL Touch Footy is over in just 45 minutes – that’s two 20-minute halves with a five-minute halftime. And there are no training expectations. Arrive, play, head home… or to the pub with your new mates.To find your nearest touch footy club, go to touchfootball.com.au/where-can-i-playlast_img read more

26 Oct

Ohio State Reveals What Jersey Number QB Justin Fields Will Wear

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State has officially added a former five-star quarterback recruit to its roster.The Buckeyes announced this afternoon the arrival of Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields.The five-star dual threat quarterback was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school last season. He played sparingly for Georgia behind Jake Fromm during the 2018 season.Fields was linked to several major programs – Oklahoma, Florida State – but committed to Ohio State.It looks like Fields will be wearing No. 1 at Ohio State.? New player joining…#BuckeyeNation, please give a warm welcome to the newest addition to the QB room @justnfields! #GoBucks #Dynasty19 #NSD19 pic.twitter.com/d7GUmMoeuE— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) January 7, 2019Fields will be competing for the starting quarterback job at Ohio State, assuming he gets immediate eligibility.The Buckeyes will have quite the quarterback competition between Fields, Tate Martell and Matthew Baldwin.As always, Ohio State will be one of the most-intriguing programs in the country this spring.last_img read more

20 Oct

Emraan Hashmis Netflix series Bard of Blood to bow out on September

first_imgMumbai: Netflix on Saturday announced that Emraan Hashmi-starrer original series, “Bard of Blood”, will premiere on its platform on September 27 this year.The seven-episode show is based on Bilal Siddiqi’s bestselling book of the same name. It has been produced by superstar Shah Rukh Khan through his banner Red Chillies Entertainment.The official logline of the show reads, “The story is about four Indian intelligence officers belonging to the Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) who are compromised, before they can relay an important piece of information to India. They get captured and are about to be decapitated. The stakes are high.” Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography”Back in India, the intelligence veteran Sadiq Sheikh, the handler of the captured agents, realizes he must spearhead a clandestine mission to rescue his men. He reaches out to a former spy and now professor of Shakespeare, Kabir Anand a man who knows the terrain and politics of Balochistan inside out. Kabir must connect the dots from the cryptic information that he has at his disposal. The only way for Kabir to get the answers is to embark upon a dangerous journey and complete unfinished business.” On Twitter, Hashmi shared the first motion poster for the project.”He doesn’t exist, so you can. #BardOfBlood Coming soon, only on @NetflixIndia,” the actor tweeted.The show, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, will also feature Vineet Kumar Singh, Shobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari and Rajit Kapoor.last_img read more

2 Oct

Fire Managers Begin Containment Efforts on Mammoth Fire

Photo courtesy of the US Forest ServicePress ReleaseFire managers will now begin suppression efforts on the perimeter of the Mammoth Fire, which was a lightning-caused fire that has been managed for forest benefit. The fire is currently 800 acres. The fire has been beneficial to the land, helping restore the ecosystem by clearing up dead vegetation and downed trees from beetle kill, as well as disturbing the root system needed for aspen growth.During the hot, dry conditions the last few days, the fire began slight movement on the northwest perimeter of the fire. Forest officials had previously determined that if the fire approached this drainage, fire objectives would change from a managed fire and suppression effort would begin. As the fire approached this point on Monday Sept 2, more firefighters and air support were ordered to start working on containment.Crews have been inserted along the logging road, to work on a contingency line. Another crew was inserted from Skyline Drive, to begin work from the top and identify defensible areas to stop fire progression, though the fire is still slow moving in that area. Helicopters have been used to drop water on the hotspots at the bottom of the drainage and were successful in slowing the fire growth and keep it from moving up the north slope. Some rain occurred Tuesday, and more is predicted today and Thursday, which will help with containment efforts.Due to increased fire activity and with more crews and equipment in the area, forest managers are asking the public to stay out of the area and trails around the fire. With the aircraft now in use, a TFR is in place and personal aircraft, including drones, are prohibited over the area.Fire managers intend on 100% containment around the perimeter of the fire. However, due to the dangers that hazard trees pose to firefighters, the interior smokes that continue to smolder will be allowed to naturally burn out. Smoke will continue to be visible from Highway 31 as the fire burns internally, and will likely be visible until a large amount of precipitation is received. Once containment is reached, firefighters will continue to patrol the area, holding and securing the fireline until the fire is completely out.The fire is about 29 miles northwest of Huntington, Utah and just southwest of the Miller Flat Junction with SR-31. The fire started on July 23, 2019 and was ignited by lightning.Although there are no fire restrictions at this time, visitors are asked to use caution when building fires. To receive updates on fires on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/mantilasal/ and sign up under Stay Connected! read more

22 Sep

Womens EHF CL 12 Final Buducnost wins in Norway

Budućnost PodgoricaEHF Champions LeagueLarvik HK ← Previous Story Women’s EHF Cup 1/2 Final: Zalau destroys Alicante Next Story → Slovenia: Gorenje close to the tile after win in Koper! HC Buducnost Podgorica is for the first time very close to the Women’s EHF Champions League Final after win in Norway against Larvik 22:20 (12:12).Larvik – Budućnost 20:22 (12:12)Larvik – Arena Larvik. Spectators: 2.700. Referees: Badura i Ondogrekula (Slovakia). 7 meter: Larvik 5 (5), Budućnost 7 (7). Exclusions: Larvik 4, Budućnost 12 minutes.Larvik: Rantala, LEGANGER (15 saves), Larsen 1, BLANKO 3, KRISTIJANSEN, JOHANSEN 1, BREJVANG 2, N. Merk, RIGELHUT-KOREN 8 (5), SULAND 4, Medvedeva, T. Merk, Vibe, Kurtović 1.Budućnost: VOLTERING (16 saves), Barjaktarović, Vukčević, MILJANIĆ 1, Đokić 1, Radović 1, A. BULATOVIĆ 1, SAVIĆ 1, Jovetić 2, POPOVIĆ 6 (3), K. BULATOVIĆ 6 (4), CVIJIĆ 2, Mehmedović, Gjorgijevska, Knežević 1, Lazović. read more

20 Sep

Moins de papillons à cause de la sécheresse

first_imgMoins de papillons à cause de la sécheresse ?Afin de mieux comprendre les impacts de la sécheresse sur les papillons, et de déterminer si leur population a diminué cette année, l’Observatoire de la biodiversité des Jardins lance en partenariat avec l’association Noé Conservation, un vaste appel à témoins. Les Français sont invités à observer les papillons de leur jardin afin de compléter les observations faites par les spécialistes.Le Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, qui pilote l’Observatoire de la biodiversité des Jardins (OBJ), lance dans un communiqué un appel à témoins. Alors que les spécialistes évoquent à l’issue de leurs premières observations une “année exceptionnelle tant la sécheresse a été intense et longue”, l’Observatoire et l’association Noé Conservation invitent les Français à étudier les papillons de leur jardin, afin de déterminer s’ils sont cette année moins nombreux à cause du ce climat doux et sec.À lire aussiD’après une étude, le Canada se réchauffe deux fois plus vite que le reste du mondePour le moment, le Muséum indique qu’une grande diversité d’espèces, mais en faible abondance a été observée dans les milieux secs. En revanche, les lépidoptères semblent plus nombreux en milieu forestier. “Il est possible que la sécheresse ait un impact négatif, en particulier parce que les plantes nourricières des chenilles seraient moins abondantes. Par ailleurs, plusieurs espèces du début d’été ont déjà éclos alors que subsistent encore de nombreuses espèces printanières expliquant ainsi la diversité des papillons observés” explique le communiqué.Depuis le début de la saison, le nombre d’observateurs est moins important que les autres années.  Un fait qui tend à prouver que les papillons sont réellement moins nombreux cette année. “Lorsqu’il y a peu de papillons dans le jardin, il est moins motivant d’observer, ce qui se traduit par une baisse de la participation” explique en effet le Muséum, appelant à une mobilisation accrue des observateurs, même si les papillons sont rares dans leurs jardins. Ils sont invités à envoyer leurs commentaires à l’OBJ. “Les conditions actuelles sont remarquables, et méritent des observations continues. En effet, avec le réchauffement climatique, de tels épisodes météorologiques exceptionnels pourraient être plus fréquents, et avoir un impact sur la biodiversité. Les suivis comme l’OBJ sont alors des outils irremplaçables pour comprendre ces effets” souligne le Muséum.Pour participer à ce comptage, il suffit d’inscrire son jardin sur les sites www.noeconservation.org ou www.vigienature.mnhn.fr, puis de suivre la démarche expliquée pour observer et compter les papillons. Le 26 juin 2011 à 11:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

19 Sep

Full card for tonight’s WWE WrestleMania 33 PPV in Orlando

first_img Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns DeeTrain WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles I think Triple H/Rollins will tell a great story. WWE will present WrestleMania 33 live tonight from Orlando, Florida at Camping World Stadium (Citrus Bowl) on WWE Network. The show will begin at a special start time of 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 CT) with the Kickoff Show going live at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 CT).According to a report late in the week, The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns was scheduled to main event the show tonight in Orlando. All major advertising WWE has been promoting seems to indicate Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar will be closing the show.As always, plans are subject to change regarding the biggest show of the year.Here is the full card for WrestleMania 33 tonight including Kickoff Show matches.WWE Championship MatchBray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy OrtonWWE Universal Championship MatchGoldberg (c) vs. Brock LesnarThe Undertaker vs. Roman ReignsJohn Cena and Nikki Bella vs. The Miz and MaryseShane McMahon vs. AJ StylesNon-sanctioned MatchTriple H vs. Seth RollinsWWE United States Championship MatchChris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin OwensWWE Intercontinental Championship MatchDean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron CorbinWWE RAW Tag Team Championships – Triple Threat Ladder MatchLuke Gallows & Karl Anderson (c’s) vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Sheamus & CesaroWWE RAW Women’s Championship – Fatal Four Way Elimination MatchBayley (c) vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia JaxWWE Smackdown Women’s Championship MatchAlexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Carmella vs. NaomiKickoff Show Matches:WWE Cruiserweight Championship MatchNeville (c) vs. Austin Aries2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle RoyalThe following names are advertised:Sami Zayn, Braun Strowman, Goldust, R-Truth, Curtis Axel, Dolph Ziggler, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Chad Gable, Jason Jordan, Primo, Epico, Bo Dallas, Jinder Mahal, Rhyno, Heath Slater, Apollo Crews, Mojo Rawley, Big Show, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Breeze, Fandango, Tian Bing, Mark Henry and Killian Dain.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of WrestleMania 33 tonight beginning with the Kickoff Show at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 CT) and then the main card at 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 CT). Don’t forget to join us for live thoughts on Twitter via @wrestleview.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Pinterest The Miz I think Jericho/Owens is the only match on paper worth looking forward to. The rest are just sorta meh at best Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Comments are closed. Steven Herrera Vince Mcmahon Google+ Mark Stanley Now Playing Up Next April 2, 2017 at 12:31 pm Woooo Wrestlemania!!! Triple H Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Twitter April 2, 2017 at 1:31 pm 3 COMMENTS 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show April 2, 2017 at 1:47 pm Now Playing Up Next Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Out last_img read more

19 Sep

18th Legislative District town halls Saturday

first_imgLegislators from the 18th Legislative District will hold a trio of town hall meetings Saturday to discuss the recent legislative session and take questions from constituents.Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, and Reps. Brandon Vick and Larry Hoff, both Vancouver Republicans, will be present at the meetings, which will be held in three locations in the sprawling district:• 9 a.m. at Port of Camas-Washougal, 24 S. A St., Washougal.• Noon at Yacolt City Hall, 202 W. Cushman St., Yacolt.• 3 p.m. at Three Creeks Community Library, 800 N.E. Tenney Road, Vancouver.In a press release, the lawmakers expressed dismay about new taxes passed this last session and a lack of transparency in the budgeting process.last_img read more

17 Sep

Three Canadian Institutions Announces Extension on Scholarships

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Nov 2014 – Mount Royal University, Royal Roads University and TELUQ University are the three institutions where scholarships are being offered for further studies in Canada. The Governor’s Office has issued notice to announce that the deadline for application for scholarships through Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has been extended to Monday December 1st, 2014. Students or potential students wanting to achieve a certification in medical terminology or a Graduate Certificate in Destination Development or a take part in a short course in Wildlife Management, should apply. Could be seen as good or bad… but for these studies, you will not have to leave home; these are a part of the Canadian Viral University Scholarship Project. I have published the link to apply … follow me on Twitter @DeeCaribbean. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Canada offers help in financial services sector to TCI Working Group Related Items:canada, department of foreign affairs and international trade, destination development, graduate certificate, mount royal university, Royal Roads University and TELUQ University, wiildlife management Recommended for you PanAm Junior Games countdown on Ex-Govt Consultant ordered to leave TCIlast_img read more

17 Sep

Poway developer breaks ground on new downtown development

first_imgPoway developer breaks ground on new downtown development Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:32 PM KUSI Newsroom August 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Official renderings of “Outpost”SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local real estate developer Capexco broke ground Monday on a $35 million mixed-use development in downtown Poway.The new development, named Outpost, is located on a 1.58-acre parcel of land and is expected to include 53 residential units, an urban food hall and a 20,000-square-foot fitness center by Crunch Fitness.Outpost is the first development under the updated Poway Road Specific Plan, which the Poway City Council approved in December 2017. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and the city council approved the Outpost project in March; it is expected to be completed by fall 2019.Trent Claughton, president and CEO of Poway-based Capexco, said Outpost is named as such because he sees Poway as a destination for all of San Diego County.“Outpost marks an important milestone in Poway’s history that we hope will become a model for revitalization and creating a walkable downtown district for Poway,” Claughton said. “It brings needed housing and compelling new food and fitness concepts to Poway in a vibrant live, play and work mixed- use development.”Outpost will be comprised of three buildings that will house the project’s amenities, a pedestrian paseo between buildings, outdoor seeing, a patio above the food hall and underground parking.“This project will be a catalyst for achieving” the city’s dream of creating a town center, Vaus said. “Outpost will offer new places to live, work and play while helping fuel the city’s economy.” Posted: August 20, 2018last_img read more

14 Sep

Red 7 Media Launches Research and Consulting Practice

first_imgRed 7 Media publishes Event Marketer, EXPO, Best Events and Event Design magazines; as well as the Event Marketing Institute, several industry conferences, and numerous websites. The company also publishes FOLIO: and Audience Development magazines, and the new consulting practice will extend to those brands, as well.”We’ve been providing consulting services to leading companies in our markets for several years on an ad hoc basis,” says Red 7 Media CEO Kerry Smith. “With the addition of Mike to the team, we’ll now be able to build this capability into a core offering at a time when many companies are transforming themselves and are hungry for benchmarking and the perspective of industry experts to support their decisions. More of our customers and readers need custom information and answers to their unique business questions. Red 7’s research and consulting practice will help provide these answers with data, insight and market knowledge.” Red 7 Media, a business media and information company (and publisher of FOLIO: Magazine), has launched a research and consulting practice to help leaders in the global event, trade show and media industries analyze data and information to make more informed business decisions. Red 7’s custom and syndicated research services include benchmark and best practices studies, industry growth and outlook reports, market surveys, marketing consulting and strategic advisory.Heading this new group is Michael Hughes, former VP of Research and Consulting at Tradeshow Week, where for that past 15 years he has managed over 2,500 studies and assignments for organizations in every segment of the industry as well as leaders in the investment and consulting community. “Red 7 Media’s brands and media properties are the content and market access leaders in their markets. Providing custom and syndicated research and consulting is an additional way to help Red 7’s clients and users gain competitive advantage,” said Hughes.last_img read more

10 Sep

Microsoft and Sony will partner on game streaming AI

first_img See It Rylo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tags $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $6 at Tidal Best Buy $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET 3 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice Read Google Home Hub review Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella  Microsoft Sony and Microsoft on Thursday said they’re exploring a strategic partnership to develop cloud-based solutions for their respective game and content streaming services.The announcement doesn’t specifically mention Microsoft’s Xbox or Sony’s PlayStation consoles, but it appears the partnership will focus on entertainment platforms including gaming. As part of the agreement, the companies will jointly develop cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure, according to a release. Sony might also use Microsoft Azure for its game and content streaming services. The efforts will also include building better tools for content creators.”Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a release. “Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers.”Also, the companies will explore working together in the areas of semiconductors and artificial intelligence.Both Sony and Microsoft revealed new details on new gaming consoles in April, which are expected to be released next year. Sony said its next-gen console — likely called the PlayStation 5 — will be AMD-based, support high-end graphics features like ray tracing and 8K output, and switch to high-speed SSD storage. Microsoft followed with the announcement of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a late-in-life addition to the Xbox One line that finally ditches the optical drive. $520 at HP 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. Angela Lang/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sprint 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). Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. 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. 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. Comments See It 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. 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.center_img $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the AirPods review See at Amazon Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon 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. Tags Read the Rylo camera preview 7 Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See at Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET See it $299 at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It $999 Gaming Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $59 at eBay Turo Microsoft Sony,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. Apple iPhone XS 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. $155 at Google Express The Cheapskate Share your voice $999 $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET 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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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.last_img read more