X BLADES NATIONAL 18 YEARS AND UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 1 PREVIEW

first_imgDay 1 of the 2007 X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships will commence Wednesday 19 September from 10.00am at the BCU International Stadium Coffs Harbour with all teams looking forward to opening their account at the showcase Junior event of the year.There are several marquee clashes tomorrow in both the Boys and Girls divisions across the 3 respective pools on the Main field that looks in immaculate condition.In Field One action in the Girls 18s Division, 2006 Grand Finalists New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) the top seeds in Pool B, kick off the program against a well-credentialed Mets team at 10.00am.Later in the day defending Girls champions Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) and the top seeds in Pool A, feature on the “TV Field” against Sunshine Coast at 1.20pm.The 2.10pm clash on Field 1 will be a crackerjack contest between the two top seeds in Pool C of the Girls division, South Queensland Sharks and the Southern Suns.In the Boys Competition, Top seeds in Pool C QSST will look to get their 2007 campaign off to a flyer against the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).In Boys Pool A action, defending champions Mets with no less than 10 Australian Youth squad members in their line up, will face up to New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) at 3.50pm on the main stadium.2006 Grand Finalists NSWCHS will look to get their 2007 title bid off to a winning start when they confront a well-heeled Sunshine Cast team in the last scheduled fixture game of the day at 4.40pm.There will be 36 games on four fields in nine timeslots tomorrow with the action sure to be fast and furious.Touch Football Australia will keep you updated with all the news, views, and information from the tournament throughout each day on the TFA Home page.For further information and comprehensive results visit the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=742&pID=14 The Schedule of Games – Day 1 Wednesday 19 September 200710.00amGirls’ Pool A R1      QSST v EaglesGirls’ Pool B R1      NSWCHS v MetsGirls’ Pool B R1      NT v NSWCISGirls’ Pool C R1      Sharks v Scorpions10.50amGirls’ Pool A R1      CQ v NSWCCCGirls’ Pool A R1      TouchWest v Sunshine CoastGirls’ Pool B R1       Rebels v CobrasGirls’ Pool C R1       Tasmania v Hornets 11.40amBoys’ Pool A R1      Mets v SharksBoys’ Pool C R1      Tasmania v HornetsBoys’ Pool C R1      QSST v ACTGirls’ Pool C R1       ACT v Suns12.30pmBoys’ Pool A R1      NSWCIS v CobrasBoys’ Pool A R1      SA v NSWCCCBoys’ Pool B R1      NSWCHS v EaglesBoys’ Pool C R1      NT v Suns1.20pmBoys’ Pool B R1      Scorpions v CQBoys’ Pool B R1      Rebels v Sunshine CoastGirls’ Pool A R2      QSST v Sunshine CoastGirls’ Pool B R2       Mets v NT2.10pmGirls’ Pool A R2      Eagles v CQ Girls’ Pool A R2      NSWCCC v TouchWestGirls’ Pool B R2      NSWCHS v CobrasGirls’ Pool C R2      Sharks v Suns3.00pmGirls’ Pool B R2       NSWCIS v RebelsGirls’ Pool C R2       Hornets v ACTGirls’ Pool C R2       Scorpions v TasmaniaBoys’ Pool C R2      QSST v TouchWest3.50pmBoys’ Pool A R2      Mets v NSWCCCBoys’ Pool A R2      Cobras v SA Boys’ Pool A R2      Sharks v NSWCISBoys’ Pool C R2      Suns v Tasmania4.40pmBoys’ Pool B R2      NSWCHS v Sunshine CoastBoys’ Pool B R2      CQ v RebelsBoys’ Pool B R2      Eagles v ScorpionsBoys’ Pool C R2      Hornets v ACTlast_img read more

10 months agoSteven Davis pushing to leave Southampton for Rangers return

first_imgSteven Davis pushing to leave Southampton for Rangers returnby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteven Davis is set to leave Southampton for a return to Rangers.Davis is in the final six months of his contract and Steven Gerrard is keen to bring him back to Ibrox, says the Daily Mail. Gers will try to sign him for a small compensation fee this month.The 33-year-old, who has started just two times this season, is understood to be keen on the idea of returning to Ibrox to gain more regular playing time. The experienced Northern Ireland international is a firm favourite with the Rangers fans having made over 140 appearances for the club during a four-year spell between 2008-12. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The 5 Best Moments From The 1st Episode Of Ohio State Football’s “Scarlet & Gray Days”

first_imgPromotion for Ohio State's scarlet and gray days.Twitter/@BigTenNetworkThe first episode of Big Ten Network’s Hard Knocks-style documentary series about Ohio State football, Scarlet & Gray Days, premiered tonight, and it promises to be an incredibly fun look inside the defending national champions as we head towards the season. The episode highlighted a few players, including quarterback Cardale Jones, QB-turned-receiver and h-back Braxton Miller, and linebacker Josh Perry. Here are our five favorite moments from the pilot episode.1.) Josh Perry describes his Ronda Rousey-based beef with Cardale Jones:Cardale may have the shirt, but Perry has the photo. We expect this to be a recurring storyline.2.) Braxton Miller gets burgers and hot dogs, while Cardale Jones gets the first class meal:Lesson learned: even former Big Ten Players of the Year have to eat the worse meal if they oversleep before a workout.3.) Big brothers are chosen for Ohio State freshmen:Very cool, and funny look inside the process.4.) Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs trash talks h-back Jalin Marshall:Every year when HBO does Hard Knocks, one of the assistant coaches is a breakout star. For Scarlet & Gray Days, it looks like Coombs will be that guy.5.) Urban Meyer coaches up Braxton Miller at wide receiver:Is there a more intriguing skill position player in the country right now?Overall, very fun first episode from Big Ten Network. This will certainly help us get through these long last few weeks before football officially begins.last_img read more

MADONNA BUYS WORK FROM MONTREAL VANDAL ARTIST SHOWS IT OFF ON INSTAGRAM

first_img Facebook Advertisement MONTREAL — The Montreal street artist MissMe has sold one of her works, a self-portrait from her series “Portrait of a Vandal,” to Madonna.The singer briefly posted on her Instagram story this week a photo of the six-foot high canvas, which depicts the artist in her trademark Mickey Mouse-eared balaclava, lifting her shirt to expose her naked body.MissMe, who wears a mask to maintain anonymity, is described on her website as “an activist, feminist, and one of the most recognized outlaw artists in North America.” Advertisement Her work, which has appeared on buildings around the world, explores “her own struggles with race, gender, society, and class while uplifting icons of the past,” the site says.Madonna first noticed MissMe’s art on the streets of Lisbon in 2017. When she shared a photo of the Lisbon piece on social media, it began a relationship with the artist.MissMe, who is originally from Switzerland but has lived in Montreal for 18 years, heard that she and Madonna were going to be in Morocco at the same time for photo shoots last summer and that the singer wanted to meet her.“She came to me — I was wearing my mask obviously — and she was like, ‘I’m a great fan, but you know this already,’ ” the artist said in an interview. “I was like, ‘Wow!”‘Madonna asked about making a purchase. “As soon as I had one, I sent it to her,” she said. “She was, like, ‘All right, I love it. I want it.”‘She described her persona on the canvas sold to Madonna as “an angry woman, in a way, you could say, that is pretty head-on and violent. My series is raw, emotionally and visually.”MissMe travels frequently, finding inspiration in new urban settings. The self-described “artful vandal” rarely stays more than a few months in a row in the same city, but considers Montreal her home. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: A piece from the series “Portrait of a Vandal by Montreal artist MissMe is shown in this recent handout photo.Hand Out / The Canadian Press Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Taxpayers federation seeks standing in pipeline carbon tax legal battles

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – An advocacy group that argues for the interests of taxpayers will be asking the courts to allow it take part in separate legal cases in British Columbia and Saskatchewan in a dispute over federal and provincial jurisdiction.The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says it will request permission for intervener status in order to fight against the federal carbon tax in Saskatchewan and in favour of getting pipelines built through B.C.A reference question filed in the B.C. Appeal Court by the provincial government is asking it to affirm its right to protect the province from the threat of a diluted bitumen spill. The group is also applying to the courts for standing in the Saskatchewan case where the provincial government wants a ruling on whether the federal government can impose a carbon tax.Federation director Aaron Wudrick says it’s critical that Canadian taxpayers be represented at both proceedings where federal and provincial jurisdictions will be clarified.The federation says it will be filing the intervener applications over the coming weeks.The federal Liberal government has already announced that it will intervene in the B.C. case, which could decide the future of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from the Edmonton-area to port in Burnaby.Kris Sims, the B.C. director for the federation says the Canadian way of life and economic prosperity depend on oil and gas and British Columbia must stop efforts to block the expansion.“We are going to bat for taxpayers in this fight because without a robust economy, and without access to affordable oil and gas, people in B.C. won’t be able to drive to work, the cost of everything will surge and they won’t be able to pay the taxes that our governments impose on us,” Sims says.last_img read more

Modi using govt machinery to intimidate opposition: Mamata

first_imgJalpaiguri/Falakata (WB): Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using government machinery and institutions to intimidate the opposition, questioning the removal of Andhra Pradesh chief secretary by the Election Commission. She wondered why PM Modi is not removing his own cabinet secretary or the Union home secretary, if he was so “fond of making last-minute changes”. “Why is the Centre intervening in state matters? Why was Andhra Pradesh chief secretary removed?” Banerjee, who has accused the Election Commission (EC) of working at the behest of the BJP, asked, addressing an election rally. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Why don’t you (Modi) remove your own cabinet secretary?” the CM said, claiming that she has worked with several prime ministers, but has never seen anyone as “vindictive” like Modi. The EC on Friday removed Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Punetha from the post and appointed senior-most IAS officer L V Subrahmanyam in his place. “You have raided the family of Kamal Nath, Karnataka chief minister has been raided, Andhra Pradesh chief minister has also been raided,” she said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Banerjee accused the BJP-led Central government of using the income tax department and the CBI for raids and getting the institutions to do their bidding. Reacting to the poll panel’s move of removing four IPS officers in West Bengal, including Kolkata and Bidhanagar police commissioners, the West Bengal chief minister Saturday wrote a letter, protesting its decision. The letter said the removals were “unfortunate, highly arbitrary, motivated and biased” and taken at the behest of the BJP, and urged the poll panel to review its decision. Retorting to PM’s claim that the TMC chief was scared of him, Banerjee said it was actually Modi who was afraid of her, and not the other way round. “The more you try to intimidate me, the more will I roar,” she said, addressing two back-to-back rallies, a couple of hours after Modi’s speech at Cooch Behar. “Didi is not a person to be afraid of anything or anybody,” the feisty TMC supremo, who almost single-handedly brought down the CPI(M)-led Left Front in West Bengal, ending its 34-year rule, asserted. Without naming former political associate Mukul Roy, whom she addressed as a “traitor” for quitting her party to join the BJP, she accused Modi of sharing the dias at his public meeting in Cooch Behar with a person (Roy) accused in the Saradha and Narada cases. “You (Modi) have said in Cooch Behar that you will seek answers for Saradha-Narada scams… It’s your leader (Roy) who is accused in these and not the Trinamool,” she said. “Saradha scam happened during the CPI(M) rule, but you have made accusations against us (TMC) in 2014, 2016 and now again. Have you (Modi) been able to clean the Ganga at Varanasi, that you are looking at Bengal?” Banerjee asked, suggesting that BJP should try to save its citadel in Delhi. Asserting that she is not perturbed at the removal of officers in the state, she said those who are afraid of losing elections indulge in such acts. “The more they change our officers, the more we will win,” she said. Terming Modi as a “nakal chowkidar” (fake watchman), she said “chowkidar jhuta jai, chowkidar lootera hai (watchman is liar, he is a thief)”. On the Pulwama attack, the chief minister said the BJP is trying to politicise their martyrdom. She also dared the saffron party to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal, asserting it will never be allowed in the state. Claiming that North Bengal was neglected before the TMC came to power, she said the BJP comes like a cuckoo bird in the spring only during the elections. “We are there with the people 365 days a year,” Banerjee said, adding she visits North Bengal every month. Accusing the BJP of engineering unrest in Darjeeling, where violent protests had jeopardised normal life, she said that those who created a rift between the people of the hills and the plains are now candidates of the saffron party. The chief minister said that before her party was voted to power in the state, 400 hundred people used to get killed in the Maoist-affected ‘Jangalmahal’ every year. “When peace prevails in the state, Modi and the BJP are trying to ignite unrest again. Where was Modi when Jangalmahal and Darjeeling were burning?” Banerjee asked, reiterating her recent jab – “Expiry Babu” – at him. Banerjee said that the PM has not given anything to Bengal. “Even the change of the state’s name has not been sanctioned by the Centre.” “We have given rice to the poor people of the state for Rs two per kg, while the Modi government’s actions caused job loss of two crore people in the country,” she alleged. She also accused the PM of allowing people who looted people’s money to flee the country. Banerjee said that the BJP government at the Centre had promised reopening of closed tea gardens in North Bengal, but has failed to do so, while she got a tea garden with 1,200 workers to start functioning again on Sunday.last_img read more

Mizzous AllAmerican Michael Sam Says Hes An Openly Proud

Mizzous AllAmerican Michael Sam Says Hes An Openly Proud

Michael Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year for Missouri, revealed to several news outlets that he is gay, setting the way for him to become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports that were published Sunday, Sam, a defensive end, said his teammates and coaches at Missouri have known since August.“I am an openly, proud gay man,” he said. “It’s a big deal. No one has done this before. And it’s kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be. . .  I want to be a football player in the NFL.”Last year, NBA player Jason Collins announced he was gay after the season. Collins, a 35-year-old backup center, was a free agent and has not signed with a new team this season. MLS star and U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers also came out a year ago. Division III Willamette kicker Conner Mertens, a redshirt freshman, said last month he was bisexual. There have been several NFL players who have come out after their playing days, including Kwame Harris and Dave Kopay.The 255-pound Sam is projected to be a mid-round NFL draft pick.“We admire Michael Sam’s honesty and courage,” the NFL said in statement. “Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.”Sam said many people at the Senior Bowl all-star game for NFL prospects seemed to know that he was gay. His team has known since August, he said.“I didn’t realize how many people actually knew, and I was afraid that someone would tell or leak something out about me,” he told ESPN. “I want to own my truth. . . No one else should tell my story but me.”Before coming out to all his teammates and coaches, Sam said he told a few close friends and dated another Missouri athlete who was not a football player.“Coaches just wanted to know a little about ourselves, our majors, where we’re from and something that no one knows about you,” Sam said. “And I used that opportunity just to tell them that I was gay. And their reaction was like, ‘Michael Sam finally told us.’ ”Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said in a statement Sunday night: “Michael is a great example of just how important it is to be respectful of others. He’s taught a lot of people here first-hand that it doesn’t matter what your background is, or your personal orientation, we’re all on the same team and we all support each other. If Michael doesn’t have the support of his teammates like he did this past year, I don’t think there’s any way he has the type of season he put together.”Missouri linebacker Donovan Bonner has been a teammate of Sam’s for five years.“We knew of his status for five years and not one team member, coach, or staff member said anything says a lot about our family atmosphere,” Bonner tweeted. read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse beats Towson 166 in first round of NCAA

Courtesy of OSU athletic departmentIt took nearly the entire first quarter, but once things got started for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team they never looked back.Trailing 2-1 in the opening quarter of their first round NCAA lacrosse tournament matchup against the Towson Tigers the No. 3 Buckeyes found their scoring touch, and scored 15 of the game’s final 19 goals on the way to a 16-6 victory.The game, played in Ohio Stadium, was the first time the Buckeyes have hosted a home playoff game in program history. Senior midfielder Dominique Alexander said he understood the importance of the moment, and was not willing to let his team lose.“It means a lot to play a home game in ‘the Shoe.’ We are truly honored to play there and we want to thank everyone who made that happen,” Alexander said. “As seniors, we didn’t want to go out with a loss at home. The whole team bought into that mentality and we worked to have a win for our fans.”OSU’s leading scorers this season were the difference in the match, with sophomore midfielder Jesse King scoring four and senior attacker Logan Schuss and freshman attacker Carter Brown both adding three goals of their own.“In the first quarter we struggled,” King said. “We weren’t really playing our game. Once we started setting up our offenses, we started clicking like we usually do.”Senior midfielder Trey Wilkes continued his successful season by winning 18 of 23 face-offs and preventing the Tigers from sustaining significant spells of possession.Coach Nick Myers thought that the domination of the faceoff statistics was a huge part in turning the game in OSU’s favor.“For me the turning point in the game and I think for the men was the third quarter when Trey (Wilkes), Michael (Italiano) and Darius (Bowling), our wing play, really got hot. We started to stack possessions on top of each other,” Myers said. “I think offensively we found a rhythm and defensively we didn’t really feel like we needed to play as much defense as we were in the first half.”A lot of OSU’s success this season has been given to their star players, but Schuss said that it is much more about playing as a team rather than individual performances.“We’re definitely feeding off each other,” Schuss said. “It’s a great feeling when you can go into a game and know that it’s not one guy doing it all. You have six to seven guys who are scoring.”King said he understands the contributions that Schuss brings to the team, but sees how other players can capitalize on having a player of his caliber on the field.“We have Logan out there and he draws a lot of attention,” King said. “That makes it a lot easier for the rest of us to find open spots or seams. Other guys are now stepping up and becoming bigger threats so that opens him up as well.”With the win, the Buckeyes are set to take a trip next week to College Park, Md. to take on Cornell, who beat No. 6 Maryland 16-8 in their first round matchup.Even though the Ivy League school didn’t earn one of the top eight seeds in this year’s field, Myers will not allow his team to overlook Cornell.“Cornell has been at the top of the rankings all year. They have a great coaching staff and they have a lot of top players too,” Myers said. “We have our hands full but we’ll continue to focus on us. We’ll just rest tonight and get right back to work tomorrow and focus on the next challenge.”The Big Red have two of the nation’s top scorers, as Rob Parnell and Steve Mock are both in the top 10 in points per game, and boast an offense that scores over 14 goals a game.OSU is scheduled to take on Cornell in College Park, Md. on May 18 at 12:30 p.m. for a spot in the final four. read more

La Liga confirms free to air deal with Facebook in India

La Liga confirms free to air deal with Facebook in India

first_imgSpain’s top flight soccer division La Liga has penned down a major deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons for freeThe Spanish football governing body confirmed all 380 league matches for the new season, which begins on Friday, would be available to viewers in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.“We are really happy to be on a free to air service in such an important territory as the Indian sub-continent,” Alfredo Bermejo, La Liga’s head of digital strategy, told Reuters ahead of the announcement.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“One of our goals for the last two years has been to offer content to the widest audience possible, so partnering with free platforms like Facebook, which has 270 million users in India, is key to us.”Facebook and La Liga declined to give financial details of the deal which sees the social network giant unseat Sony Pictures Network as the rights holder in the region.last_img read more

Pires insists Celtic is a good club for young players

Pires insists Celtic is a good club for young players

first_imgFormer Arsenal star Robert Pires insists Celtic Football Club is still a good club for young players to develop as their players.French youngsters, Olivier Ntcham and £9million striker Odsonne Edouard have followed the path taken by new Olympique Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.Dembele’s £20m exit from Celtic may have been shrouded in acrimony, Pires points to it as evidence that Parkhead can be a profitable place for youngsters to develop.“For these guys it’s a good opportunity to play for Celtic because they can play in the Europa League and fight for the title with Rangers,” Pires said, according to Daily Mail.“It is an opportunity to play with a great club such as Celtic, everyone in Europe knows them. Then, for the future, if you play very well you can join the Premier League, La Liga or Serie A.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Dembele played very well when he was at Celtic. But, for any French player, an opportunity to sign for Lyon is very tempting because they are a very good club in France.”“I think he can help Lyon. He is fast, has very good skills and can score goals. He looks like he will be very important to that team.”“But when a player changes the country, they always need to adapt to this new life. Some fans and media tell you that playing football is the same everywhere. It’s not.”“When you change country it is totally different. In Scotland it might be more physical than France, so you need that period to adapt. But I think he has started well at Lyon, showing why they spent that money.”last_img read more

State Senate Has Proclaimed April As Sexual Assault Awareness Month

State Senate Has Proclaimed April As Sexual Assault Awareness Month

first_imgSCR 17 is now on its way to the Alaska House of Representatives for consideration. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Senate unanimously approved a resolution proclaiming the month of April 2018 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. SCR 17, sponsored by Senator Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), encourages Alaskans to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month by acting to prevent sexual violence. Sen. Meyer: “In our homes, in relationships, or in our communities, everyone deserves a life free of fear and violence.” Sen. Meyer: “Despite tremendous progress, Alaska still has the highest rates of sexual violence in the nation.” center_img According to a 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey, One-third of adult women in Alaska have experienced sexual violence, and roughly half have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, SCR 17 also recognizes Alaska’s volunteers, staff and agencies working to end sexual assault; in 2016 alone, over 3,100 volunteers devoted 48,483 hours of service in Alaska. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-SA-month.mp3VmJennifer-on-SA-month.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Revenue From Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Down 35

Revenue From Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Down 35

first_imgKenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “The dipnet fishery was significantly down from previous years. Our gross revenue for the year was $375,000 that compares to a gross revenue of last year of $547,000.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai released its Quarterly Personal Use Fishery Fund Expenditure Report showing a decline in the 2018 fishery. According to the report the overall fishery was down 34.96% in overall revenue. That includes; beach parking, camping, dock launch and parking, drop off fees, and interest earnings. The 2018 Kenai Personal Use Fishery opened at 6:00 a.m. on July 10 and closed at 12:01 a.m., on July 30. The fishery closed two days early per emergency order from the Department of Fish and Game. The DF&G announced the early closure to the dipnet fishery in order to meet the sustainable escapement goal of 700,000 to 1.2 million late-run sockeye salmon in the Kenai River–a goal officials say “would not be met without a reduction in harvest of this stock.”last_img read more

Ariana Grande Nicki Minajs The Light Is Coming Arrives

Ariana Grande Nicki Minajs The Light Is Coming Arrives

first_img Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj’s “The Light Is Coming” Arrives Facebook https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/1009289088283930624 Listen: Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj’s New Single ariana-grande-nicki-minajs-light-coming-arrives Email “The Light Is Coming” also follows Grande’s first single from Sweetener, “No Tears Left To Cry,” which has fought its way into contention for song of the summer and has climbed its way to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.Sweetener is due out Aug. 17 an available for pre-order now via Grande’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter News The new Pharrell-produced single from Grande’s upcoming album ‘Sweetener’ is her latest in a string of collaborations with Minaj Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 20, 2018 – 7:37 am Just one day after Ariana Grande revealed the full artwork for her upcoming album Sweetener, the pop superstar drops her new single, “The Light Is Coming,” featuring Nicki Minaj.Produced by none other than Pharrell Williams, the song’s frantic beat, quirky effects and stair-step melody are right in line with the producer’s signature style. Minaj bursts out of the gate, delivering her bars up front before Grande enters with the promising chorus, singing “the light is coming to give back everything the darkness stole.”The latest Grande/Minaj collaboration follows “Bed,” which dropped on June 14 and showed a more sultry side of both artists. “Bed” is set to be included on Minaj’s new album, Queen, out Aug. 10. Grande and Minaj have joined forces several times in the past, teaming up for  “Side To Side” on Grande’s 2016 album Dangerous Woman, “Band Bang” with Jessie J from her 2014 album Sweet Talker, and “Get On Your Knees” from Minaj’s 2014 LP The Pinkprint. last_img read more

Googles Stadia Controller now available for preorder without Founders Edition

first_img $999 $299 at Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Mentioned Above Google Chromecast Ultra Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. Best Buy 7 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. $155 at Google Express Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $69 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $59 at eBay $999 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. The Cheapskate Post a comment Read Google Home Hub review $60 at Best Buy Amazon See It 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. $210 at Best Buy Now playing: Watch this: 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Comments $999 Sprint Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See It See It Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See it Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See it Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Share your voice $59 Preview • Google Chromecast Ultra: 4K and HDR come to tiny streamer for $69center_img Read Lenovo Smart Clock review JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See at Turo Apple iPhone XS Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice 5:47 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Gaming Gaming Accessories Google Stadia: Everything you need to know Dell 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. Google Chromecast Ultra Rylo Adorama Turo Chris Monroe/CNET 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). 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. 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. See It 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. 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. Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Sarah Tew/CNET $59 Customers can now preorder the Stadia Controller separately. James Martin/CNET Google is now letting customers buy additional controllers for its Stadia game streaming service without having to purchase Founder’s Edition. Earlier this month at E3, the tech giant announced Stadia Founder’s Edition, a limited preorder offer for $129 that includes first access to the gaming service, a limited-edition controller, a Chromecast Ultra streaming device and three months of Stadia Pro, among other things. Now customers can buy a controller separately for $69 from the Google Store. Still, Google says customers should only buy the Stadia Controller by itself if they already purchased Founder’s Edition and want a second controller, or if they have access to the service via a buddy pass, which gives them three months to try Stadia Pro.The controllers come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a USB-C port, and a Google Assistant button to trigger the microphone. They also have a Li-Ion battery, headset jack and capture button for access to screenshots and videos.   Google,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. See It Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review Tags Read the Rylo camera preview $59 Angela Lang/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Best Buy $520 at HP 0 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. Tags $6 at Tidal 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.last_img read more

Quader assures BNP of fair UZ polls

Quader assures BNP of fair UZ polls

first_imgRoad, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday urged BNP to reconsider its decision to boycott the upazila parishad election.|”I don’t know whether it is their (BNP’s) final decision,” he said at his office in Dhaka when reporters sought his reaction about BNP’s decision to refrain from contesting the polls.The upazila parishad election is scheduled to be held in March.”Their participation would have made the polls competitive,” Quader said. “The government will provide all assistance to organise an acceptable election. But it (polls participation) is up to them (BNP).”Responding to a question about holding parliament session without BNP, he said the party was keeping itself away. “Do we have to force them if they don’t come?” he asked.The ruling Awami League formed the government for a third consecutive term after winning the 30 December election with an overwhelming majority.Quader appreciated the decision of two Gano Forum MPs to take oath, saying that it was an affirmative step.He said prime minister Sheikh Hasina had invited all political parties on 2 February to a tea party where discussions can take place. He criticised Oikya Front for declining to attend the event.”We had dialogues with them twice before the polls. There could have been talks had they decided to come but their reaction was an outburst of negative political practice,” Quader added.last_img read more

Trump Is Expected To Extend US Troops Deployment To Mexico Border Into

Trump Is Expected To Extend US Troops Deployment To Mexico Border Into

first_img Share Rodrigo Abd/APTroops set up concertina wire as a Customs and Border Protection agent stands guard on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico, on Thanksgiving Day.President Trump is expected to extend the deployment of thousands of U.S. troops to the U.S.-Mexico border into January rather than withdrawing the personnel in the middle of December, Pentagon officials tell NPR. The move would further extend the rare deployment of active-duty troops at the Mexico border, rather than just National Guard personnel.The deployment orders for active-duty troops had been scheduled to end on Dec. 15. But defense officials tell NPR that the much of the active-duty troop deployment is expected to be extended into January and that part of the force may also be switched out for new troops.News that the deployment will likely extend through the holidays comes days after U.S. agents fired tear gas at migrants who tried to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday. That event took place at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry between Tijuana and San Diego — “the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere,” as NPR reported.Earlier this month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the troops are meant to support Customs and Border Protection agents and provide logistical help — everything from installing barbed wire to moving personnel to where they’re needed. The troops include military engineers and military police, who are supposed to leave any actual law enforcement duties to CBP officials.Some of the active-duty military personnel are being sent to the border without weapons, as Steve Walsh of member station KPBS reported last week, during a visit to Marines and military police along a fence at the line between the U.S. and Mexico. Armed members of the force guard the Marines as they work, Walsh reported.The military deployment came after the Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon to help its Border Patrol units along the southern border in October, planning for the arrival of a caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America. Trump’s political opponents called the move, which came just before the November midterm elections, was called an overreaction — and even a stunt.In addition to the 5,900 active-duty personnel, the Trump administration has sent 2,100 National Guard troops to the border.When Mattis visited the deployed troops the week before Thanksgiving, he said, “I think that it’s very clear that support [for] the border police — or Border Patrol is necessary right now.” But he did not go into detail about why the use of active-duty personnel was required.The president has called the caravan’s arrival an invasion. But as of earlier this month, Mattis and others were not using those kinds of terms to describe the situation.In April, Trump signed a proclamation to send National Guard troops along the southern border, as part of his campaign to cut down on illegal immigration — a key part of his political platform.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more