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RCMP looking for people involved after eyewitness reports alleged abduction

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are looking for information after an eyewitness broke up what appeared to be an attempt to abduct a child on Saturday.The RCMP responded to a call on May 12, after an eyewitness confronted a male who was allegedly trying to take a child from his mother.  The details are limited, but the RCMP are looking to speak with both the woman and the male involved in the incident.According to an eyewitness, a male was allegedly seen taking a 4 to 5-year-old child in the Subway parking lot at 100 street and 97 avenue between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  The child began screaming as did the mother, which alerted a nearby witness. The witness allegedly confronted the male and instructed him to put down the child. The male put down the child and left the scene heading on foot towards the North Peace Leisure Pool.  The mother and child also left on foot, heading westbound, towards 102 street.All three are described as being of South Asian or Middle Eastern descent.The alleged male suspect is described as being between 25 and 33-years-old, having a five o’clock shadow, with a thick neck and white button-up shirt with black shoes.The female is described as wearing a full purple burqa, with purple bands and between the age of 25 and 30 with a height of 5’4” and 170 pounds.  The child is described as wearing a white shirt with a blue collar and having black medium length hair.Police would like to confirm the wellbeing of the woman and child and would like to speak to anyone involved in this incident as well as anyone having information as to the identity of these persons.Please contact Cst PERDUE at 250-787-8100 with any information. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers tipsters do not have to provide their name, address or telephone number and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest and charge.last_img read more

Huge hashish shipment washes up on Spanish beach

first_imgMADRID- Spanish authorities seized 62 bales containing close to two tonnes of hashish that washed ashore on Monday on a beach in one of Spain’s exclaves in North Africa, police said.Officers on a routine patrol spotted several bales at the Calamocarro beach just outside Ceuta, which lies across the Strait of Gibraltar from mainland Spain and is surrounded by Morocco, police said in a statement.They collected 57 on the beach and another five still floating at sea, each bale weighing about 30 kilos. Police said the drugs may have fallen off a ship when bad weather disrupted maritime traffic in the Strait of Gibraltar on Sunday.Spain’s proximity to Morocco, a major hashish producer, has made it a key entry point for drugs bound for Europe.Spanish authorities seized 325.5 tonnes of hashish in 2012, the last year for which figures are available, 74 percent of the total amount of hashish seized in Europe that year, according to the interior ministry.last_img read more

UN agency kicks off food operation ahead of Kyrgyzstans brutal winter

“Winter is a brutal time in Kyrgyzstan. We will be providing food to those who are unable to meet their basic food needs due to the past year’s high food and fuel prices,” said Daly Belgasmi, WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.Kyrgyzstan, like many other countries around the world, has been impacted by the surge in food prices, which have left many people struggling to feed their families. The price of wheat, for example, has risen by more than 20 per cent and fuel costs have gone up by almost one quarter since the beginning of the year.At the same time, remittances from Kyrgyz working abroad – which can significantly contribute to poor households – have decreased, owing to the current economic slowdown. Over the course of 2008, Kyrgyzstan has also been hit with two droughts, a sequence of locust infestations, hailstorms and spring frosts, all of which have caused serious damage to the country’s agricultural sector.The impact of all of these factors has meant that the poorest are eating less food with less nutritional value, according to Zlatan Milisic, WFP Country Director in neighbouring Tajikistan, who will oversee the emergency operation. Many people are also selling their animals and other family assets. A WFP assessment conducted last month found that one out of every five households is at high nutritional and health risk. The agency’s $8.4 million emergency operation will provide beneficiaries with a ration of wheat flour and oil to help families meet some of their daily nutritional requirements.“We recognise the severity of the situation and are moving fast to meet their needs,” said Mr. Milisic. 25 November 2008The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it is launching an emergency operation to help 580,000 vulnerable people this winter in Kyrgyzstan, where many families are struggling as a result of high food prices and the global economic slowdown. read more

Closing Bell TSX closes flat amid weak mining stocks positive earnings

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed little changed Friday as mining stocks fell alongside prices for gold and copper.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,816.63 -6.99 -0.1%S&P 500 — 1,502.96 8.14 +0.5%Dow — 13,895.98 70.65 +0.5%Nasdaq — 3,149.71 +19.33 +0.6%The S&P/TSX composite index had started the session off with a modest gain amid an early rise in oil prices and positive U.S. earnings news, but closed down 7.59 points at 12,816.03. The TSX Venture Exchange fell 2.2 points to 1,227.26.The Canadian dollar fell 0.36 of a cent to 99.35 cents US, its lowest level since early August. The tumble came a day after closing below parity with the American currency for the first time since mid-November.The loonie has been under pressure since the Bank of Canada indicated Wednesday that any interest rate increases will likely be further down the road than previously expected because of economic weakness. The dollar had found support in recent months partly on sentiment that the central bank could hike rates later this year.Selling pressure on the currency increased Friday amid data showing inflation remained tame late last year. Statistics Canada said that the annual inflation rate was 0.8% in December, the same as in November.Friday’s economic data helped add to the decline in the loonie as weak price pressures mean that the central bank doesn’t have to raise rates to curb high inflation. Higher rates tend to attract investors and push up the currency.New York’s Dow Jones industrials finished up 70.65 points at 13,895.98, the Nasdaq climbed 19.33 points to 3,149.71 and the S&P 500 index rose 8.14 points to 1,502.96, its first close above 1,500 since late 2007.Other economic data showed that sales of new homes in the U.S. cooled in December compared with November, but sales for the entire year were the best since 2009. New home sales fell 7.3% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000, down from November’s rate of 377,000.For the year, sales rose to 367,000, which is still far below the 700,000 level that economists consider healthy.“November was such a strong month that December might just be the fact that a lot of the growth happened earlier in the year as opposed to later,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Financial.“So overall, when you look at the U.S. economy, I think you’re seeing some signs of some strength there.”Procter & Gamble stock was up 4.02% to US$73.25 in New York as the maker of Tide and Pampers said quarterly net income more than doubled to US$4.06 billion, or $1.39 per share. Excluding items, it earned $1.22 per share, 11 cents better than analyst forecast. Revenue also beat expectations, rising 2% to $22.18 billion.The world’s largest consumer products maker also said it was boosting its profit outlook.Oilfield services company Halliburton reported a 26% decline in fourth-quarter net income, hit by costs from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, acquisitions and a seasonal slowdown in North America. But adjusted results beat expectations and its shares rose 5.05% to US$39.72.Microsoft stock erased early losses to move ahead 0.9% to $27.88 after the software giant said after the close Thursday that it earned $6.4 billion, or 76 cents per share, in the final three months of the year. That was down 4% from a year earlier. The company’s total revenue rose 3% from last year to $21.5 billion. The earnings were a penny above estimates while revenue fell below analysts’ projections by about $100 million.In Canada, shares in business software company Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC) fell 20 cents to C$59.68 after it said Thursday that it earned US$61.1 million in the latest quarter, up from $47.4 million a year ago. Revenue in what was the company’s second quarter grew to $352.2 million, up from $321.5 millionElsewhere in the tech sector, Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) was down 19 cents or 1.07% to $17.61. Its stock has soared about 50% since the beginning of the year — and 12% this week alone — as enthusiasm builds ahead of the unveiling of RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 lineup on Wednesday.The gold sector was the leading TSX decliner, down about 2% as February bullion on the Nymex dropped $13.30 to US$1,656.60 an ounce. Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) faded 42 cents to C$8.58 and Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) gave back 58 cents to $35.81.The base metals sector edged 0.47% lower with March copper off two cents at US$3.65 a pound. Capstone Mining (TSX:CS) shed eight cents to C$2.49 while Rio Alto Mining (TSX:RIO) declined 10 cents to $5.31.The March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange slipped seven cents to US$95.88 a barrel.The energy sector was up 0.3% and Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gained 25 cents to C$30.92.In other corporate news, Fortress Paper Ltd. (TSX:FTP) tumbled 19.24% to $8.69 after it said the startup of a co-generation project at its specialty cellulose mill will be delayed and costs will be 10 to 20% higher than previously forecast. The company also said it expects to resolve “minor technical issues” soon as it continues to ramp up production of dissolving pulp.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM) said it is out to slash costs by cutting jobs and exiting high-risk exploration areas. Talisman had already announced it was winding down operations in Peru, where it was not able to establish a big enough resource to make it worth its while. It is likely to do the same in Poland, which has a nascent shale gas industry. Its shares were off 16 cents at $12.04.The TSX ended the week up 0.7%, led by a 5% run-up in the tech sector, reflecting the sharp climb by RIM shares. And positive earnings news helped push the Dow industrials up 1.8%. read more

Rights of refugees and migrants with disabilities must be priority in new

The framework, entitled Global Compact for Migration will set out a range of principles and commitments among governments to enhance coordination on international migration and is due to be adopted in 2018. The Compact is one of the key outcomes of last year’s UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants.“The new Global Compact is a unique opportunity to address the shortcomings of a migration and refugee system built on policies that lack consideration for persons with disabilities, said Theresia Degener, the Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Dedicated human and financial resources, she stressed, should be included in the new framework to identify persons with disabilities in reception and detention centres and to provide adequate standards of living and healthcare, including psycho-social support. However, “we are deeply concerned about the precarious situation of persons with disabilities in the current migration crisis,” said Catalina Devandas Aguilar, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She added that many countries lack formal procedures to identify migrants and refugees with disabilities and, consequently, fail to provide them with protection and essential services, such as shelter and medical care that are accessible and responsive to their needs.Persons with disabilities face exclusion and discrimination due to a lack of accessibility, including with respect to humanitarian assistance, and denial of reasonable accommodation, according to a joint statement on “Addressing disabilities in large-scale movements of refugees and Migrants”, issued by the Committee on Migrant Workers and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The joint statement further called on Member States to realize the rights of migrants and refugees with disabilities in accordance with their international human rights treaty obligations.“We need to be sure that, when world leaders commit to saving the lives of refugees and migrants […] they don’t forget about persons with disabilities,” said Jose Brillantes, the Chair of the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and members of Their Families.On 6 April, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the modalities for negotiations for the next 12 months in the run-up to the adoption of the Global Compact on Migration. read more

US women plan 10city tour in advance of World Cup in France

CHICAGO — The U.S. women’s soccer team has finalized plans for a 10-game “Countdown to the Cup” tour in advance of next year’s World Cup.The team will visit Europe to start the new year, playing France and Spain, before playing eight matches in the United States. The games will serve as preparation for the World Cup in France.The top-ranked Americans are the defending World Cup champions.Opponents on the tour will include Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Belgium and South Africa, which has made the World Cup field for the first time.The U.S. will learn its opponents for the group stage of the World Cup on Saturday when the draw is held in Paris.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press

Prime Suspect in murder of miner who refused to perform oral

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMiner ‘cold-bloodedly murdered’ for refusing to perform oral sex- PoliceJune 16, 2017In “Crime”24-year-old man is first murder victim of 2016January 1, 2016In “Crime”‘Bandit’ turns self in after robbing, shooting minerSeptember 7, 2017In “Crime” The prime suspect who allegedly killed his colleague after he refused to perform oral sex on him during a drinking spree at Jack and Vieira Backdam, North West District, in June of this year, was on Wednesday nabbed at Mabaruma.40-year-old Orland LaCruz of Pomeroon River was shot once to the neck and died almost immediately.Inews had previously reported that the police were on the hunt for two male suspects.It was reported that the victim (deceased) and the suspects were imbibing inside the camp, when an argument erupted over the refusal of the victim (LaCruz ) to reportedly perform oral sex on one of the suspects who was armed with a shotgun.As a result, the armed suspect loaded the firearm with a cartridge which was allegedly given to him by the other suspect and he shot the victim to the right side of his neck, resulting in his death.The prime suspect is expected to be charged with the capital offence of murder in soon. read more

Womens Junior All Star Team 2014

← Previous Story YOUTH Beach Handball EURO 2014: Hungarian kings and queens! Next Story → Michael Apelgren is new Elverum coach The All Star Team of the 2014 Women’s Junior World Championship:Goalkeeper: Dinah Eckerle (GER)Left wing: Julie Kjaer Larsen (DEN)Pivot: Seonpil Won (KOR)Right wing: Anna Vyakhireva (RUS)Left back: Line Haugsted (DEN)Centre back: Daria Dmitrieva (RUS)Right back: Luca Szekerczes (HUN)Most Valuable Player: Hyojin Lee (KOR)Top scorer: Hyojin Lee (KOR) with 64 goals all star teamhandball all star

Chinese train can hit 310 mph was inspired by ancient sword

first_imgFor those of you business people who commute regularly by train, there is word from China about a new engine that is shattering speed records and promising to get you to your destination in considerably less time.Pictured above is the modified CRH-380A train, built by Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., that is shattering speed records set by its big brother, the CRH-380. Capable of speeds of 310 mph, the CRH-380A travels a neck-breaking 130 mph faster than the CRH-380 making it the fastest train in the world. What is fascinating is the fact that the engine doesn’t use some sort of special maglev track to accomplish these kinds of speeds, just the same old steel rails that have been used since the invention of the locomotive. Said to have been inspired by the shape of an ancient Chinese sword, the CRH-380A achieves its incredible speed by using a power plant that has a maximum power draw of 22,800 kilowatts, double that of the engine in the 380. Along with the larger engine, Sifang engineers lightened the body of the train by creating it out of plastics that are reinforced with carbon fiber. While this doesn’t offer much protection in the case of a crash (not that trains crash often), it certainly cuts down on the weight of the vehicle. Along with carbon fiber, the train was constructed with magnesium alloy and sound dampening materials to cut down on the wind noise for people riding inside of the cabins. The elongated bullet nose at the head of the six-car train also comes into play as it’s engineered to cut down on the total wind resistance of the train. The CRH-380A has been approved by The Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Science and Technology in China for use in January of next year. It will be used for passenger transport as well as studies on the effects of high-speed travel on both the rails and train itself. This puts China well ahead (again) of the US in terms of rail-based transport. The Amtrak Acela, the fastest train in America, tops out at the pedestrian speed of 165 mph. To complete its daily run from Boston to Washington DC it takes the Acela seven hours — if the CRH-380A was placed on the same run, it could complete the trip in a little under three and a half hours. A run time like that would give a serious challenge to air-based shuttles between the two cities.Read more at China Dailylast_img read more

The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_img 7,617 Views Aug 31st 2019, 8:45 AM Saturday 31 Aug 2019, 8:45 AM No Comments Source: Shutterstock/Lisovskaya NataliaEVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #SHANE ROSS: Transport Minister Shane Ross has said his fellow Cabinet members should follow his lead and get rid of their petrol and diesel vehicles.2. #MENTAL HEALTH: Concerns have been raised about the impact a recruitment freeze in the HSE is having on the number of full-time mental health posts.3. #BREXIT: Demonstrations are expected across Britain today against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit.4. #HURRICANE: Hurricane Dorian, which is threatening Florida and the Bahamas, has strengthened to category four, the BBC reports. 5. #DOCKLANDS: Over-development in Dublin 8 could “damage communities” as developers from Dublin’s Docklands seek new space to build, planning experts have warned. 6. #TWITTER: Twitter chief Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked yesterday evening, with a series of offensive messages posted from his account. 7. #MURDER: The brother of champion US gymnast Simone Biles has been arrested and charged in connection with a New Year’s Eve shooting that left three people dead.8. #DIPLOMATS: The Irish Times reports that the Department of Foreign Affairs plans to hire a private security firm to help protect its diplomatic staff serving in unstable regions. 9. #IRAN: US President Donald Trump has released a photograph of an apparently failed Iranian rocket launch and said that the United States had nothing to do with it. Share Tweet Email Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4790254 By Hayley Halpin The 9 at 9: Saturday Here’s what you need to know as you start your day. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Merchandise Coordinator at TJ MaxxFull-Time Merchandiser at Frito LayFull-Time Route Sales Representative at Frito LayFull-Time Member Care Coordinator at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at AMETEKPart-Time Caregiver at Associated Home CareFull-Time Business Account Executive (Direct Sales) at ComcastFull-Time CNC Machine Operator at Stafford Manufacturing Corp.Full-Time Maintenance Technician at Monogram FoodsFull-Time Marketing Manager at Standard Electric(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Fitbit Charge 3 vs Versa Which is the best fitness tracker

first_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Color touchscreen 9:27 Yes Fitbit Charge 3 vs. Versa Fitbit Charge 3 See It Abt Electronics $159 Yes Yes Yes Yes $169 Battery life Up to 50m CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Monochrome touchscreen See it $199 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Fitbit Fitness Apple Yes No Review • Fitbit Versa review: Giving Apple Watch a run for its money Fitbit Charge 3: See it at AmazonFitbit Versa: See it at AmazonCharge 3 is sleek, but Versa is more like an actual watchThe Charge 3 looks similar to many of Fitbit’s previous trackers. It’s a thin band with a physical button on the side.Both have touchscreens, although the Charge 3 has a monochrome display compared to the Versa’s color LCD. You can swipe across from the sides of the display to access fitness tracking features or settings. To go back, press the side of the Charge 3. The Versa has three physical buttons that let you go back, start or stop activities, and make selections.You can change the watch faces on both in the Fitbit app. But the Charge 3 has fewer watch faces to choose from than the Versa, which has plenty of third-party options.Change the straps with this toggle on the Versa (left) and button on the Charge 3 (right). Angela Lang/CNET I found it hard to see the display on the Charge 3 in direct sunlight, regardless of the brightness setting selected (you can choose between auto or normal brightness). For me, the Versa was easier to see outdoors and you get an extra brightness setting to choose from.To change up the look of your Fitbit, each offers interchangeable straps. The Charge 3 has quick release buttons at the back, while the Versa uses a small metal bar that you have to toggle to change the strap. It’s a lot easier to swap the straps out on the Charge 3 than it is the Versa, especially if you’re looking for a quick change.Each display is coated in Gorilla Glass 3 to protect against scratches and bumps.Winner: Tie, depending on which size you preferFitness tracking features are similar on bothBoth Fitbits have an optical heart rate sensor, sleep tracking, female health tracking and water resistance to 50 meters. Neither has GPS built-in. Instead, they use connected GPS. So if you want to track your route, pace and elevation during an outdoor workout, you’ll need to take your phone with you.img-0172-2Check out your previous workouts from the Fitbit app. You can also tap into each one to see a breakdown of heart rate zones and calories. Tracking a run will also show a breakdown of your average pace. Screenshot by Lexy Savvides/CNET They both have automatic workout detection, and you can set goal-based exercises to get a notification once you pass a set distance, time or calorie goal.The Charge 3 lets you put six different workout shortcuts on the exercise screen, while the Versa gives you space for seven shortcuts. You can choose from 19 workout types from the Fitbit app (run, hike, walk, swim, bike, spinning, pilates, interval workout, golf, elliptical, weights, workout, treadmill, stairclimber, yoga, tennis, kickboxing, circuit training, martial arts, bootcamp). Both give you reminders to move, prompting you to complete a number of steps an hour to “win”.I found the fabric and plastic Fitbit straps fairly comfortable to work out with during a run or sweaty Pilates session.Thanks to its larger screen, the Versa gives you more metrics from your workout once you complete your exercise routine. It’s also the only one that lets you go back and view your past few workouts from the watch face, rather than diving into the Fitbit app itself.The Versa has lots of third-party apps available (which we’ll cover in the next section) which makes it easier if you prefer to track your workout in a different app. During workouts, I found the Charge 3 often gave a higher reading on my heart rate than the Versa. During an outdoor run, it said my maximum heart rate was over 200 beats per minute. From using previous heart rate trackers and smartwatches (and comparing with the Versa), running at the same intensity on the same route never gave me a max heart rate over 190.The Versa comes with the Coach app. A bit like a personal trainer on your wrist, it runs you through a sequence of moves with quick visual cues on the screen. It’s a nice extra if you want to squeeze in a quick workout. For similar workouts on the Charge 3, you’ll need to use the Fitbit Coach app on your phone.Fitbit metrics don’t sync to Apple Health, so keep this in mind if you are an iOS user who likes to consolidate data in one app.Winner: VersaBoth have smartwatch features, but the Versa does moreIt’s easy to get notifications mirrored from your phone on each Fitbit, and they both work with iOS and Android. That being said, you’ll only be able to respond to notifications if it’s tied to Android. You can customize quick responses to messages from the Fitbit app.Fitbit Pay is a mobile wallet that lets you tap to pay with NFC at compatible terminals. It’s only available if you buy the special edition of both (which does come at a premium).fitbit-charge-versa-4 Angela Lang/CNET The Versa is the only one that can store music. It has space for around 300 songs, but the process to get those tunes onto the watch is cumbersome. You need to download a desktop app then make sure the Versa and your computer are on the same Wi-Fi network to start the transfer.If you prefer a streaming service, the only two options available are Pandora and Deezer, as long as you have a subscription. There is a third-party Spotify app available, but it is only to control playback from your phone.There are also many more third-party apps available on the Versa than there were when it first launched. Here’s a list of some of our favorites. The Charge 3 doesn’t have third-party apps at the time of writing.As the Versa was released in April 2018, a new edition of the watch potentially called Fitbit Versa 2 may be around the corner. We don’t have any insider information, but we’d love to see on-board GPS and Fitbit Pay integrated into the new version.Winner: VersaBattery life is stellar on the Charge 3There’s no contest here. You’ll get around six to seven full days on the Charge 3 before you need to juice it up, while the Versa gives you around four full days. Each has a proprietary clip-in charger. If you’re coming from the Charge 2, the cable for the Charge 3 is different.Winner: Charge 3What about price?At the time of writing, the Charge 3 costs $150 for the regular edition and $20 more gets you the special edition with Fitbit Pay and extra bands. The Versa is $200 and the special edition, also with Fitbit Pay, costs $30 more. Since the Versa was released almost a year ago, it has been discounted several times to a price that’s pretty comparable to the Charge 3 (the cheapest we’ve seen it in the past is $90).So comparing the Charge 3 and the Versa on price isn’t always straightforward, as you can get them for around the same price at certain times of the year.Winner: TieWhich is the best Fitbit for me?If you want Fitbit’s top of the line fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor and without too many bells and whistles, get the Charge 3. The battery will last you a long time and you’ll get notifications mirrored from your phone.If you’re looking for a smartwatch with a big screen, more robust fitness tracking on the watch itself, and the added bonus of a personal trainer on your wrist, get the Versa. No Fitbit Charge 3 vs. Fitbit Versa: How to choose reading • Fitbit Charge 3 vs. Versa: Which is the best fitness tracker? Water resistance Wearable Tech News • Fitbit Versa 2 could be coming next month Yes Yes How To • Apple Watch 3 vs. Fitbit Versa: Which smartwatch should you buy? $169 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See It When it comes to fitness trackers, there are plenty of Fitbit options to choose from. For pure fitness trackers, there’s the Alta HR and Charge 3, or for smartwatches, the Ionic and Versa. Here’s how two of the most popular Fitbits, the Charge 3 and the Versa, compare on everything from fitness features to getting notifications from your phone. Music storage Up to 50m Mentioned Above Fitbit Versa (rose gold/peach) See All Fitbit Versa Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Walmart Four days Up to 1 week Adjustable straps Dell Apple Women’s health tracking Even though the Versa was released in early 2018 and the Charge 3 came out toward the end of the same year, Fitbit OS 3.0 gave each device very similar fitness tracking features. See It Display 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 Share your voice Sleep tracking 8 Comments • Third-party apps Fitbit Versalast_img read more

SP strives to bring radical reforms in police functioning in

first_imgAnantapur : Superintendent of Police Bhusarapu Sathya Yesu Babu is striving to bring reforms in Police administration. Taking a clue from Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s style of functioning, the SP is trying to free the police from the clutches of political functionaries. He is doing away with the age-old practice of organising station mamools to meet administrative expenditure of police stations. The SP has taken a decision to end the practice much to the relief of the traders and business community. Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us The SP recently had taken an MLA’s father into custody for engaging in gambling activity. The Chief Minister reportedly did not intervene in the matter raising the morale of the police. The SP adopted a humane approach while effecting transfers of sub-inspectors and head-constables by taking into consideration their genuine problems. Yesu Babu also gave compassionate appointments to family members of a couple of police and home guards who died due to illness. He also gave clear instructions to inspectors and sub-inspectors not to make police stations a platform for conducting panchayaths of real estate disputes for monetary gains. He sends the grievances of people to the concerned police station. Also Read – 10 injured as school bus falls off bridge in Nellore district Advertise With Us People are happy with the functioning of the police official. In 2012 a police jeep was involved in a road mishap in Kalyandurg town killing one Venkatesh on the spot and making another person physically handicapped. The district court ordered for payment of Rs.10 lakhs compensation to the family members of the deceased and the disabled person, but the verdict was not honoured. The family members are urging the SP to ensure that the compensation reached the affected two families.last_img read more

India Ranks 142 in Ease of Doing Business Report Leads South Asia

first_imgA new World Bank Group report finds that India set the pace for regulatory reform in South Asia in 2013/14 India with 20 — the region’s largest reforms during the period.India was followed by Sri Lanka with 16 reforms while three countries — Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan — focused their efforts on adopting modern electronic systems to facilitate business activity.The Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency report released on Wednesday found that four of eight economies in South Asia implemented at least one regulatory reform making it easier for local entrepreneurs to do business in 2013/14.”Doing business is easier in economies with administrative efficiency and strong regulatory protections,” said Rita Ramalho, Doing Business report lead author, World Bank Group.The report noted that in India a little over a decade ago, an entrepreneur seeking a loan to grow his business would have had little luck, because financial institutions lacked access to information systems to assess creditworthiness.”Today, thanks to the creation and expansion of a national credit bureau offering credit scores and coverage on par with those in some high-income economies, a small business in India with a good financial history is more likely to get credit and hire more workers,” it said.Three of India’s regulatory reforms benefiting local entrepreneurs were in the areas of starting a business, getting electricity, and protecting minority investors, including through the adoption of the new Companies Act of 2013.India made starting a business easier by considerably reducing the registration fees, but also made it more difficult by introducing a requirement to file a declaration before the commencement of business operations, the report said.These changes apply to both Delhi and Mumbai. In addition, the electricity utility in Mumbai made getting electricity less costly by reducing the security deposit for a new connection.Finally, India strengthened minority investor protections by requiring greater disclosure of conflicts of interest by board members, increasing the remedies available in case of prejudicial related-party transactions, the report said.It also introduced additional safeguards for shareholders of privately held companies. This reform applies to both Delhi and Mumbai.This year, for the first time, Doing Business collected data for a second city in economies with a population of more than 100 million.In India, it now analyses business regulations in Delhi and Mumbai; in Bangladesh, in Chittagong and Dhaka; and in Pakistan, in Lahore and Karachi.The report covering 189 economies worldwide, found that Singapore tops the global ranking on the ease of doing business.Joining it on the list of the top 10 economies with the most business-friendly regulatory environments are New Zealand; Hong Kong SAR, China; Denmark; the Republic of Korea; Norway; the United States; the United Kingdom; Finland; and Australia.last_img read more

Aereo Loses Supreme Court Case Streaming TV Service Deemed Illegal

first_imgJune 25, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Aereo is history. There is no Plan B. It’s over. The broadcast TV goliaths have won.In a “sweeping and definitive” 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo is illegal.The Court deemed that the disruptive streaming TV startup is indeed breaking the 1976 Copyright Act by allowing its cord-cutting subscribers to snatch broadcast signals from the air and watch them online with its micro antenna technology.Related: Aereo Founder: If We Lose, ‘We Have No Plan B’This is a huge victory for broadcast TV’s Big Four (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox), along with Comcast Corp. and Walt Disney Co., who claimed the New York City-based company violated U.S. copyright law by streaming their copyrighted content to its customers without paying a cent in licensing fees for it.Aereo contended that it wasn’t in the business of selling TV content, saying it’s merely an equipment provider. The company’s innovative dime-sized antennas on warehouse rooftops in 11 U.S. cities grab TV signals out of the air, then deliver them to customers online for $8 to $12 per month.The Court disagreed, arguing that because Aereo “performs petitioners work publicly,” it acts as a cable company. “Behind-the-scenes technological differences do not distinguish Aereo’s system from cable systems,” Justice Stephen Breyer said in the ruling.Related: NFL, MLB to Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins You’ll Have to Watch Sports on CableJustices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented, saying that “Aereo does not ‘perform’ at all.”  Chet Kanojia, Aereo’s founder and CEO, recently told Entrepreneur.com he had no back-up plan in the event the Supreme Court ruled against his company. “No, not really. Not really, we don’t have a plan for that,” he said.  But in response to the Supreme Court’s disappointing death blow to his company today, Kanojia changed his tune. He said his work is not done. “We will continue to fight for our consumers and fight to create innovative technologies that have a meaningful and positive impact on our world.” Related: Aereo CEO: ‘We’re On the Side of the Angels’Consumer access to free-to-air broadcast television is an essential part of our country’s fabric. http://t.co/Dr4IWzlxnr— Aereo (@Aereo) June 25, 2014Meanwhile, media mogul Barry Diller, a top Aereo investor, seems more resigned to defeat. “We did try, but it’s over now,” he said on CNBC this morning.Kanojia called the decision “a massive setback for the American consumer” and said that it sends “a chilling message to the technology industry.”While the Court vowed in its ruling that its decision will not impact cloud-storage services and cable TV systems, Kanojia pointed out that Justice Scalia essentially stated the opposite, saying that the court “cannot deliver on the promise given the imprecision of its results-driven rule.”Here’s the complete text of the 34-page decision.Related: Aereo to Broadcasters: Bring It On Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img 3 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Historic first as women join gay rugby World Cup

first_imgWomen will compete for the first time ever in the gay rugby World Cup tournament, the Bingham Cup. The event takes place this weekend in Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Women are competing in the Bingham Cup for the first time this year (Photo: Bingham Cup) GAYSTARNEWS- Photo: Bingham CupJust four of the 70 teams taking part in this year’s competition are female, but that hasn’t softened their gritty determination to give their all at the tournament, which kicked off today.Three of the teams are from Canada, Sweden and host country, the Netherlands. Female players from all over the world make up a fourth global team.Support for women playersThousands of fans and supporters have travelled to Amsterdam to watch around 200 matches that will take place at the 9th biennial games.Supporters took to Twitter to cheer the women on. Canadian club, Ottawa Wolves RFC, posted a picture of some of the players, saying ‘these powerful women’ were making history. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Bingham Cup Women (Photo: Ottawa Wolves RFC)The Bingham Cup was originally set up as a men’s tournament. Organisers said there was never any real demand for a female competition, however, that has now changed.Women’s ‘exhibition games’ have taken place on the sidelines of previous tournaments. They are able to participate fully because there is now more development support for the women’s game, the organisers said.The women’s tournament is an ‘invitational event’ with the four teams competing in one tier. The competition starts on Friday and runs through Saturday.See more9/11 hero who fought off terrorists and inspired rugby’s gay World Cup Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Sydney Convicts win gay rugby World Cup9/11 hero who fought off terrorists and inspired rugby’s gay World CupGay Aussie rugby team gets naked to raise world cup fundsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/historic-first-as-women-join-gay-rugby-world-cup/last_img read more

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first_imgGrant Lilly, TIA NZ Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Domestic travel is an essential component of the New Zealand travel industry, according to the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).Domestic travellers made up 57 percent of New Zealand’s total annual tourism spend, equating to more than $13 billion per year.“New Zealanders travelling in New Zealand are our industry’s banker market. Many of the New Zealand Exhibitors at TRENZ have become export ready by serving the needs of domestic visitors,” TIA Interim chief executive Grant Lilly said.In collaboration with AA Tourism, TIA released the results of the ‘AA Mood of the New Zealand Traveller’ report at TRENZ in Queenstown earlier this month.“While the focus at TRENZ 2012 is very much on growing our international tourism market, domestic tourism should never be overlooked,” Mr Lilly said.“AA has long championed the value of holidaying at home – if it’s good enough for 2.6 million international visitors; it’s certainly good enough for us!” AA Tourism chief Peter Blackwell said.Financial confines remain an issue for more than 74 percent of Kiwi’s wishing to travel more, followed by work commitments at 44 percent.“Kiwis expect to take an average of 2.3 overnight trips within New Zealand in the next six months. However, during this same time period 69 percent of us would like to travel around New Zealand more than we are currently planning to, suggesting that more affordable or flexible travel and holidaying options that fit in with busy lives may be appealing,” Colmar Brunton spokesperson said.Other survey results revealed Wellington to be the most popular domestic destination for New Zealanders, followed by Auckland and then Queenstown.In addition, 62 percent of Kiwi’s preferred to book holidays online via a third party website, while 51 percent like to book online or use email to book directly with the accommodation provider. last_img read more

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