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Langer prepares Australia for WI World Cup pace test

first_imgLondon: Justin Langer has hailed the West Indies’ “Calypso cricket”, admitting they were his heroes when he was growing up as he prepares Australia to face their current battery of fast bowlers. The two teams, who have won seven out of the 11 World Cups so far between them, meet at Trent Bridge on Thursday after both cruised to comfortable opening victories. Head coach Langer said defending champions Australia would need to adjust their mindset to take on the West Indies quicks and other fast bowlers at the tournament in England and Wales. “We’ve probably spent four months thinking and playing against spin bowling,” he said on Tuesday. “We have to adapt to West Indies no doubt, who have got a number of good, fast bowlers. South Africa will be same. England will be the same. Have to adapt our game plan and adapt pretty quickly. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun”Obviously a very dangerous team the way they bat and aggressive bowling, but they’ve got weaknesses as well and we’re playing pretty good cricket.” West Indies, who won the first two World Cups, in 1975 and 1979, were the dominant force in the world game for two decades and boasted a succession of world-class fast bowlers and thrilling batsmen. “When I was a kid it was Calypso cricket, and I think we’re seeing plenty of signs of Calypso cricket,” said Langer said. “Running and bowling fast. They’re not necessarily going to be bowling the same spot every ball, but going to be exciting to watch. They all try to hit sixes most balls so Darren Bravo’s probably a little bit more unorthodox. “Always exciting playing the West Indies. When I was growing up they were my heroes.” Langer described Chris Gayle, who scored 50 in the West Indies’ seven-wicket victory against Pakistan, as a “brilliant player”.last_img read more

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Endangered no more

first_imgThe US Fish and Wildlife Service will soon propose a rule to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list in the continental United States. “Recovery of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act is one of our nation’s great conservation successes, with the wolf joining other cherished species, such as the bald eagle, that have been brought back from the brink with the help of the ESA,” a US Fish and Wildlife service spokesperson said. The gray wolf received protection from the ESA in the 1970s, when the population dwindled due to declines in their prey populations and frequent conflict with farmers and ranchers. Today there are estimated to be more than 5,600 gray wolves in the contiguous United States. As a result, the species was delisted in Wyoming in 2017, and hunting for the animals resumed. Gray wolves in Alaska are not protected under the ESA. There are between 7,700 and 11,200 gray wolves in the state. Wolves have never been threatened or endangered in Alaska, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The move to delist has stirred up controversy with conservationists. The Center for Biological Diversity called the proposal “a death sentence for gray wolves across the country.” “The livestock industry and trophy hunters want wolves dead, but we’ll make sure the feds fulfil their obligation to restore wolves across the country,” Collette Adkins, a senior attorney at the Centre, said. On the other hand, the American Farm Bureau Federation supports the decision, saying that farmers will be able to defend their livestock. “Populations have reached critically high numbers in many states, so high, in fact, that wolves are not just preying on livestock, but pushing elk and deer onto US farms and ranches, which leads to even more destruction,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a statement. A few things have to happen before the species can be officially delisted. “Once the proposed rule has been published in the Federal Register, the public will have an opportunity to comment,” said a US Fish and Wildlife service spokesperson. The Centre of Biological Diversity plans to fight the proposal. “Once again, we’ll take it to the courts and do everything we can to stop this illegal effort to kill wolf protections,” said Adkins. If the species is delisted, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will continue to monitor gray wolf populations for at least five years, according to the Endangered Species Act. This isn’t the first proposal to remove the species from the ESA list. In 2011, they were delisted in the Western Great Lakes area (including Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin) and then relisted again.last_img read more


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Police in Marrakech Arrest AlgerianFrench Suspect with International Arrest Warrant

Rabat – The 34-year old was subject to an international arrest warrant for his alleged involvement in robbery, firearms use and prison escape.According to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), French judicial police issued an arrest warrant in November after the man left France, escaping French law enforcement authorities. The defendant faced judicial investigation under the supervision of the prosecutor office to determine the circumstances of the case, pending the procedural steps for his extradition. The arrest is part of DGSN’s operations to reinforce international security cooperation on combating cross-border organized crimes and arresting wanted suspects, added the statement.


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UN unveils more aggressive plan to fight human trafficking in Bosnia and

The aim of the Special Trafficking Operations Programme (STOP) will be to fight the problem more effectively while increasing public awareness and help, Celhia de Lavarene, UNMIBH’s Advisor on Gender Policy, said yesterday at a press conference in Sarajevo, where the new project was unveiled.STOP will involve the creation of special police units in each region of the country to work in concert with the UN mission and the country’s Justice, Health and Finance Ministries. UNMIBH will also closely monitor allegations of local police involvement, and conduct any internal investigations if allegations are made against UN civilian or police personnel.So far, UNMIBH has identified 260 nightclubs in Bosnia and Herzegovina suspected of being involved in prostitution and more than 200 raids on such businesses haven taken place since the beginning of March. Interviews with women found in these premises have revealed that about a quarter of them claim to have been victims of trafficking. Over 80 per cent of the victims were from the Republic of Moldova and Romania, with 10 per cent of them minors.UNMIBH has pressed local authorities to prosecute those who were directly involved in trafficking. Since early 2000, owners of seven nightclubs have been convicted of promoting prostitution, false imprisonment and other offences and sentenced to between 4 to 30 months in prison. read more


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Microsoft shows off redesign of Office franchise with touch screens Internet storage

Microsoft shows off redesign of Office franchise with touch screens, Internet storage in mind SAN FRANCISCO – New versions of Microsoft’s word processing, spreadsheet and email programs will sport touch-based controls and emphasize Internet storage to reflect an industry-wide shift away from the company’s strengths in desktop and laptop computers.The new offerings appear designed to help Microsoft retain an important source of revenue as more people access documents from mobile devices.The new Office suite also reflects the fact that people tend to work from multiple computers — perhaps a desktop in the office, a laptop at home and a tablet computer on a train and a smartphone at the doctor’s office.Like an upcoming redesign of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the new Office will respond to touch as well as commands delivered on a computer keyboard or mouse.The addition of touch-based controls will enable Office to extend its franchise into the rapidly growing tablet computer market. Apple dominates that market with the iPad, though Microsoft has plans to compete with its own tablet, called Surface.The programs will store documents online through Microsoft’s SkyDrive service by default, meaning users will have to change settings to store documents on their own computer. The programs will also remember settings, including where you last left off in a document, as you move locations.The Internet-based services approach is one Google has been promoting with its own suite of similar programs, threatening Microsoft’s dominance.“This is the most ambitious release of Office that we have ever done,” CEO Steve Ballmer said Monday in unveiling the new Office in San Francisco.A preview version of the new Office suite is being made available online at http://office.com/preview. Microsoft Corp. isn’t saying when it will go on sale or what the price will be. Those details will come in the fall.Microsoft will continue selling the package as standalone software that can be installed on computers, but the company expects the bulk of users will opt for an Internet-based version, which comes with automatic updates for a recurring subscription fee.Other features in the new Office include:— Inkling, which lets you use a stylus to write on a device’s screen. Handwritten notes are converted automatically to text.— Integration with Yammer, a social network for businesses, and with Skype, a video chat service. Microsoft agreed last month to buy Yammer for $1.2 billion, while Microsoft spent $8.5 billion to buy Skype last year.— Bing Maps will be part of the new Outlook email program. If there’s an address in an email, just tap on it to get directions.— A “reading” mode on Word will make it easier to read word-processing documents on a tablet or e-reader. That mode will make the document look more like a book page. You can also embed video into Word documents, or share a document directly on Facebook. by News Staff Posted Jul 16, 2012 5:23 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


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Status quo simply cannot continue in Syria – UN humanitarian chief

“The Syria crisis is a chronicle of missed opportunities by the Security Council, Member States with influence on the parties, and the broader international community to bring the conflict to an end,” Stephen O’Brien, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told the 15-member Council. The meeting, which opened with a moment of silence in honour of the victims of the terrorist attacks Friday in Paris, also heard from UN special representatives dealing with sexual violence in conflict and children and armed conflict.Welcoming the recent international talks in Vienna, Mr. O’Brien said “this momentum must be seized to leave no stone unturned to put an end to this horrendous war that has cost an estimated 250,000 people their lives, given rise to extremist and terrorist groups, and reduced much of the country, a middle-income country, to rubble.”He recalled that the fighting has propelled the world’s largest humanitarian crisis of the twenty-first century, with some 13.5 million people in Syria in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, including six million children, and driven over four million people to seek safe refuge outside their home country.“Security Council members and the international community must also redouble their efforts to oblige the parties to finally comply with the demands made by this Council in resolutions,” the Emergency Relief Coordinator insisted, noting that attacks on civilian infrastructure continue unabated, including “relentless attacks” against health care facilities and personnel across the country.He called upon the Syrian authorities to urgently approve the 46 currently pending inter-agency requests and allow convoys previously agreed in principle, which are awaiting their clearance, to proceed. He also called on non-State armed opposition groups as well as listed terrorist groups to allow the deliveries they are preventing.“Despite all the challenges, the United Nations and partners continue to reach millions of people in need through all modalities,” he stated. In the past month alone, the UN and its partners reportedly delivered food aid to over four million people; water, sanitation and hygiene support to over 3.5 million; and medicines and supplies for 717,000 treatments.Earlier today in a press release, Mr. O’Brien welcomed a joint announcement by leaders of the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Kuwait and the United Nations of a “Syria Crisis Conference” to be held in London next February.”This conference in London will be a critical opportunity to remind the world of the suffering Syrian civilians are going through,” he underlined.“As the brutality and violence in their country intensifies it is our job to appeal on their behalf for essential and sustained aid and protection. The humanitarian appeals for Syria and neighbouring countries are alarmingly underfunded. I look forward to working with the UK, Germany, Norway and Kuwait to make this event a success. Concrete pledges of financial support will allow us and our humanitarian partners to help families in dire need.”In her remarks to the Council, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, said sexual violence has been a characteristic of the Syrian conflict, and has been perpetrated by “most of the belligerent parties” as a tactic of war.“Since returning from my scoping visit to the region this May, I have focused considerable energy on raising the level of awareness and understanding of the sexual violence crimes that are occurring,” said Ms. Bangura. “At the same time, we have been working to formulate a response strategy.”This seven point strategy includes: mobilizing political commitment, support and resources; ensuring that protection and empowerment of women is consistently includes as a central consideration in all efforts to prevent violent extremism and counter terrorism; enhancing protection, early-warning and risk mitigation; and strengthening the support and services to survivors of sexual violence.Turning to the plight of children in the conflict, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, said five years of intensifying hostilities and violence in Syria have taken an unacceptable toll on the lives of boys and girls.During her presentation, Ms. Zerrougui detailed how children continue to be killed, maimed, recruited and used by parties to the conflict. She also highlighted how the future of millions of children is jeopardized by attacks on schools and education.“Aerial bombardments of civilian areas by Syrian Government Forces have continued to cause a significant proportion of the verified cases of child casualties in 2015,” Ms. Zerrougui said.She added that the indiscriminate shelling of densely populated areas by all parties to the conflict is another major cause of child casualties. She also underlined how the alleged mass execution of 200 children by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is another “tragic” example of the brutality faced by boys and girls in the country. read more


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PPD Zagreb with Slovenian charm in future

← Previous Story #BeAheadBeFeared – Extreme handball challenge Next Story → Viktor Szilagyi to retire in June Darko CingesarDavid MiklavcicMatevž Skokppd zagreb The Croatian champions PPD Zagreb will get more “Slovenian look” from the next season. Slovenian players obviously impressed Veselin Vujovic, who has dual function at PPD Zagreb and Slovenian NT. The result is three Slovenian newcomers in PPD Zagreb jersey from the next summer.Goalkeeper Matevz Skok should replace Filip Ivic between the post after experience of DKB Bundesliga with TUS Lubbecke.Luka Stepancic will join PSG Handball, while his replacement will be David Miklavcic from French Tremblay.The third signing will be Darko Cingeras, left wing of RK Maribor Branik. It looks that Croatian champions will stay without all three domestic left wings (Sprem, Kovacevic and Mihic), while Serbian Dobrivoje Marković will stay at the club.source: siol.net read more


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Hackers breach cancer hospital servers to play CoD Black Ops

first_imgWhen hackers make the news these days, it’s because they’ve stolen Pentagon secrets, credit card numbers, iTunes accounts, et cetera.Not all hackers infiltrate other people’s computer systems for nefarious reasons, though: sometimes, hackers just want to get their deathmatch on, as evidenced by this story in which hackers breached a server back in November so they could use it as a host for the popular Activision title Call of Duty: Black Ops.Sounds minor, right? The problem is that the server they hacked into was that of the New Hampshire based Seacoast Radiology, which stores the patient information of more than 230,000 cancer survivors. Woops!There’s no signs of identity theft or that the hackers made off with any information. They just wanted to play a few rounds of CoDBLOPS, after all. Seacoast Radiology thinks the hackers-slash-gamers were located in Scandinavia, but otherwise, there’s not a lot of information to go on.Reading between the lines, it really does look like these kids just piggybacked their deathmatch game off of a random server, which was unfortunately one set-up to help cancer survivors. If they really meant to make a point, they would have hosted their Black Ops game off of the servers of a VA hospital.Read more at The Registerlast_img read more


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Un testeur sanguin souscutané sans fil a été développé en Suisse

first_imgUn testeur sanguin sous-cutané sans fil a été développé en SuisseUne équipe de scientifiques suisses a mis au point un minuscule testeur de sang qui se place sous la peau et peut donner des résultats instantanés sur un smartphone via une connexion  sans fil.Des scientifiques annoncent avoir mis au point un minuscule testeur sanguin sous-cutané. D’une taille de seulement 14 mm, ce testeur sans fil peut donner les dosages de différentes substances présentes dans la circulation sanguine directement sur un smartphone. Les résultats peuvent ainsi être communiqués directement au médecin traitant par une liaison sans fil bluetooth.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Ce système est très simple à mettre en place puisqu’il a été conçu exprès pour être inséré dans le tissu interstitiel à l’aide d’une seringue. Il peut ainsi être placé juste sous la peau au niveau du ventre, des jambes ou des bras et est en mesure de fonctionner plusieurs mois avant d’avoir besoin d’être remplacé ou retiré.Ses concepteurs jugent ce système unique parce qu’il est capable de mesurer simultanément cinq substances (cholestérol, glucose et trois autres substances régulièrement demandées par les médecins). Selon les chercheurs, il pourrait être disponible à la vente d’ici quatre ans seulement. Il serait particulièrement utile pour surveiller les patients atteints de maladies chroniques (comme le diabète par exemple) et pour évaluer l’impact d’un traitement tel que la chimiothérapie.Le Professeur De Micheli, de l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne estime que ce testeur “permettra de contrôler directement et de façon continue les tolérances individuelles d’un patient sans se fier uniquement à son âge, son poids ou à des tests sanguins hebdomadaires”.Le 22 mars 2013 à 14:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


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Containment increased on Columbia River Gorge fire

first_imgPORTLAND — A wildfire burning in the scenic Columbia River Gorge is about 30 contained — up from a last report of 17 percent.In addition to increased containment, westbound lanes of Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge have reopened to motorists between Hood River and Troutdale.Fire officials said Friday the blaze that began Sept. 2 has charred 65 square miles.Firefighters are expected to get help from the weather, with rain in the forecast Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.last_img


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Coffee night for deaf opens lines of communication

first_imgWhen Anjela Ford, 34, of Vancouver took a front end manager position at the New Seasons Market in Fisher’s Landing, she wanted to find a way the store could better serve Vancouver’s large deaf community.As a student of American Sign Language, Ford remembered practicing her language skills at a coffee night at a cafe in Beaverton, Ore. and decided to try out the concept at New Seasons. Ford isn’t deaf but was once aspired to be an American Sign Language interpreter.She launched the monthly Deaf Coffee Night in January at the grocery store at 2100B S.E. 164th Ave. Since then, the participant group has ballooned to up to 45 people at a time. The group meets from 5 to 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month.“Vancouver has a large deaf community so having this just makes sense,” Ford said.Participants are of all ages and backgrounds. Some are members of Clark County’s deaf community. There are about 16,000 people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the county, according to the Census Bureau. Many of them are alumni of the Washington School for the Deaf near downtown Vancouver. Other participants are hearing speakers of American Sign Language or students who want to practice their language skills and connect with the deaf community.The deaf community is close-knit, so much of the awareness about the coffee night has spread as a result of word of mouth, Ford said.last_img read more


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Rose Village street remains closed after water main ruptures

first_imgA section of P Street in the Rose Village neighborhood remains closed following the rupture of a 10-inch water main Sunday evening.No homes were damaged by the estimated 200,000 gallons of water that washed down P Street to 39th Street, according to a city news release. But the street was undermined.The water main ruptured about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. By 10:45 p.m., a city operations crew had isolated the 10-foot-long broken section of pipe and shut off the water.The pipe was replaced by 5 a.m. Monday.The city closed P Street between East 37th and 39th streets to traffic and established a detour route.Tim Brace, water production and distribution superintendent for the city’s utility, said the cast iron water main that broke dates to 1942. Before the broken section could be isolated and shut off, it drew down city water reserves by as much as 50 percent. The city spends money every year to replace aging infrastructure, but the water main that ruptured hadn’t been identified as at-risk to break because it didn’t have a history of leaking, said Tyler Clary, manager of the water engineering program.How much money it will cost to repair the damaged street and when the repairs will be done are yet to be been determined, according to a news release issued Monday afternoon.last_img read more


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US DOJ worried about 5G race asks for hearing if Qualcomms declared

first_img0:57 See It Verizon 5G speed test vs. 4G 0 Apple iPhone XS Qualcomm and the FTC battled in court in January. Shara Tibken/CNET The US Justice Department on Thursday asked for a hearing on Qualcomm’s possible punishment if a California judge agrees with the Federal Trade Commission and declares the chipmaker to be a monopoly — largely because it’s worried about competition in 5G.In a statement of interest filed in US District Court in San Jose, California, the DOJ’s antitrust division asked that “in the event that the court finds liability on any of the FTC’s claims, the court should order additional briefing and hold a hearing on issues related to a remedy.” The DOJ said that the court should carefully consider what remedy to carry out because it’s worried about the US’ position in the race to 5G.”There is a plausible prospect that an overly broad remedy in this case could reduce competition and innovation in markets for 5G technology and downstream applications that rely on that technology,” the US wrote. “Such an outcome could exceed the appropriate scope of an equitable antitrust remedy. Moreover, it has the distinct potential to harm rather than help competition.” Apple $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Phones Components See it Sprint Share your voice $999 Qualcomm-FTC lawsuit: Everything you need to know Apple and Qualcomm settle licensing dispute amid trial’s opening arguments Apple, Qualcomm will bring you a 5G iPhone — just not this year Intel says it will exit 5G phone modems just hours after Apple, Qualcomm settle $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It reading • US DOJ, worried about 5G race, asks for hearing if Qualcomm’s declared a monopoly Post a commentcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • The settlement reached last month between Apple and Qualcomm has raised questions about the FTC case. Apple was the FTC’s main example of a company harmed by Qualcomm’s business practices, and the two cases mirrored each other. Now that Apple and Qualcomm have resolved their problems, Huawei remains the only major company still fighting with Qualcomm over its licensing business.Apple in January 2017 had accused Qualcomm of anticompetitive practices that have raised chip prices, restricted competition and hurt customer choice. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest mobile chipmaker, had countered that the iPhone wouldn’t be possible without its technology, and it deserved to be paid for its innovation. Their deal, reached during opening arguments in their trial last month, includes a six-year licensing agreement and a multiyear chip supply pact.Partnering with Qualcomm is vital for Apple to eventually launch a 5G iPhone. Qualcomm is the only chipmaker in the US that has a working 5G modem. Its rivals include MediaTek of Taiwan, Huawei of China and Samsung of South Korea. Santa Clara, California-based Intel — whose only modem customer was Apple — was working on a 5G modem but said it abandoned its efforts hours after Apple and Qualcomm reached a settlement in their licensing dispute.After years of work on 5G networks, hyped as the life-changing foundation for augmented reality, telemedicine and other tech trends, the super-fast wireless technology is being rolled out. Carriers are turning on their networks, and virtually every major Android handset maker has touted plans to launch a 5G device this year. The vast majority of those devices will use 5G modems from Qualcomm.The US has long prioritized being the leader in 5G, which has the potential to change the way we live.Originally published May 2 at 6:34 p.m. PT.Update May 8 at 1:13 p.m. PT: Adds FTC comment.  See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Best Buy The US stressed, though, that it hasn’t taken a position on the merits of the FTC’s claims.Qualcomm declined to comment. The FTC said, “We believe we presented a strong case that Qualcomm violated the antitrust laws, and if the court rules in our favor we look forward to a discussion of remedies.” The US Federal Trade Commission two years ago accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in wireless chips, forcing customers like Apple to work with it exclusively and charging excessive licensing fees for its technology. The case went to trial Jan. 4, with executives from tech’s biggest companies testifying about Qualcomm’s licensing practices. The FTC and Qualcomm presented their closing arguments Jan. 29, and they’ve since been waiting for Judge Lucy Koh to issue a verdict. At the same time, the two sides continue to negotiate a possible settlement. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Boost Mobile See also $999 See It Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tags Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Qualcomm 5G Apple FTClast_img read more


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Sling TV is the best live TV service for budget cordcutters

first_img No No No 2:44 What makes Sling TV tricky is that there are essentially two main plans for the same $25 price: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. They share many of the same channels (like CNN, History and TNT) but other channels are exclusive to one or the other. Sling TV Blue is essentially the Fox and NBC option, while Sling Orange is the ESPN/Disney package.  Sling is also the only live TV service to offer a bunch of add-on channel packages. You can pay $5 or $10 monthly for packages like Sports Extra, Comedy Extra, Hollywood Extra, The Best of Spanish TV and more. The channels in each vary depending on whether you have Blue or Orange, and some channels (like Animal Planet and Fox News) are missing completely, but between its Extras and multiple base packages, Sling offers more ways to customize your channel lineup than any of its competitors. Check the chart at end of this article for all of the Top 100 channels Sling offers. It’s a condensed version of complete list of Top 100 channels offered by every service. 06-sling-tv-screenshotsThe Sling TV guide Sarah Tew/CNET Of the two $25 tiers, I like Sling Blue best. It has more channels than Orange and allows up three people to watch different streams at once. Sling Orange only allows one stream at a time. To add to the complexity, you can combine the two Blue and Orange services for $40 a month, but if you’re paying that much YouTube TV is a better option — easier to use, more channels and with a more generous DVR. Sling stays inexpensive by eschewing most local channels. The Blue package has Fox and/or NBC in a handful of major cities but doesn’t include any ABC or CBS stations. The Orange package offers no local channels, period. As any cord-cutter knows, local channels are also available via over-the-air antenna. The cheapest, clunkiest way to watch locals as a Sling subscriber is to just connect an HD antenna to the back of your television. The next method, and Sling TV’s preferred solution, is for you to buy the $120 AirTV OTA streamer. The AirTV connects to an antenna and your network and streams the missing local channels via the Sling TV interface, integrating them right into Sling’s program guide and other areas. Other OTA DVRs are available too, although no others feed into Sling’s interface. img-4107The $120 AirTV feeds local channels into Sling TV’s program guide. Dan Ackerman/CNET What’s it like? As far as the Sling TV experience is concerned, it’s pretty good. The menus are clean and uncluttered, particularly on the Apple TV version. There you get a choice of My TV, On Now Guide or Sports, However there are still things it could do better, for example the Sling logo takes up half of the Apple TV screen, and while it’s a placeholder for show information I’d prefer to see more shows at all times. If the screen could slide up when you select a show and down when not needed that would be better. The Roku interface offers more information at once including further menu options On Demand and Rent. 04-sling-tv-screenshots Sarah Tew/CNET Navigation is zippy, and it was easy to find the content I wanted to watch — and record, with the $5 DVR option, of course. With the multiple discovery screens, including the main My TV screen, there were plenty of options even when I didn’t know what I wanted. My only main issue with the service was with the DVR. First off, you can’t record anything at all on the ESPN and Disney channels. It’s not always clear which channels you can’t DVR, and sometimes when time-shifting a live program you’ll come across unskippable, undefeatable ads. You just have to wait them out. On some recordings I had a better experience — for instance I was able to fast-forward on recordings of Discovery without issue. Should you subscribe? While you can save some money with AT&T Watch TV ($15) or Philo ($20), it’s worth spending more on Sling TV, especially the Blue package. The experience is better overall, zippier, and it offers more channels. It’s not perfect, but it’s a decent cable replacement, and it should save you a chunk of change in the long term. Just be sure to have a local channel contingency in place before you start.  The chart below compares channels on Sling to its two budget rivals. “Yes” means the channel is available on the cheapest pricing tier, “No” means the channel isn’t available at all on that service and “$” means the channel is available for an extra fee, either a la carte or as part of a more expensive package or add-on. Products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.See it at Sling Yes No No $ Sling Orange ($25) No No $ $ No No No $ Yes Yes $ No $ No Nicktoons No Yes No No • 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. No No Newsy Golf Channel CBS Sports Network $ Yes* No Yes No No No Sling Blue ($25) No Fox Sports 1 $ No Yes No No No No Yes $ $ $179 No No Yes Comments No Yes Yes Yes No BBC America $ IFC $ No No Yes No $ No Disney Junior Yes Cinemax NBC Sports Network No Share your voice Yes No No Yes $ No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Apple TV 4K Cord Cutters (OTT) Yes No Yes Now playing: Watch this: MLB Network Destination America No Yes Budget live TV services compared No Lifetime No ESPNews AT&T Watch TV ($15) Cheddar Yes Yes No Yes Yes A&E No ABC Yes No No $ $ $ CNBC Crutchfield No Yes Yes No FX Movie Channel Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier No See It PBS No DIY No Yes Cooking Channel $179 $ $ $ Yes No Yes See All No No Yes 39 Yes No Channel No Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better Yes Yes No No No $ $ Yes* No No No Yes Oxygen No Yes $ 18 Motor Trend $ No Yes No Yes Yes No Philo ($20) No Bravo No Yes Yes Yes TLC No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No Yes MSNBC No $179 Yes Yes BET Starz No FX No FXX CNET may get a commission from retail offers. No No TruTV Yes No No $ No No No Freeform TCM TNT Yes Yes No $ SEC Network No TVs Media Streamers Disney Channel 24 Yes No Fox Sports 2 No No No No Yes No $ $ Yes $ No Yes No $ Sarah Tew/CNET The wild world of live TV streaming services, which are designed to replace cable TV by letting you stream live channels over the Internet, is in a constant state of flux. The big names are all increasing the prices of their plans, removing or adding large chunks of programming, or in AT&T’s case, creating three different versions of its live TV streaming service. Amid all of the turmoil there’s one service that sticks out as a potential oasis for the budget-conscious cord-cutter: Sling TV. Sling TV may be the oldest such service, but with some savvy updates and a low price, it is still the best if you want to save money. It may not have the most flashy interface — especially on the desktop or Roku — but the service is dependable and offers a lot of channels and myriad choices for your $25. The downside is that Sling TV’s worst enemy is itself. It’s complicated to pick a plan and there are a couple of hidden costs and gotchas in there as well — like the $5 charge for the DVR. And if you want a full slate of local channels (ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC) you’ll have to augment Sling TV with an over-the-air antenna or choose a more-expensive alternative like YouTube TV (Note that CNET is a division of CBS).  Despite some of its shortfalls and numerous competitors, Sling TV remains the most powerful budget service and is the best value service overall. Sling TV earns the CNET Editors’ Choice for the best budget live TV streaming service. What is it?05-sling-tv-screenshots Sarah Tew/CNET While we cover what kind of services Sling TV offers in depth here, in short it’s a selection of channels, streamed over the internet, for a monthly fee. Sling streams to TVs via media streamers, smart TV systems (LG and Samsung) and game consoles (Xbox One), as well as to phones, tablets and computers — no cable box required.  Sling TV was the first of its kind, having debuted in 2016, but it now has a bunch of competitors at different price points, including Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, AT&T Watch TV, Philo and Fubo TV. For ease of categorization, I’ve separated them into budget (under $40) and premium (over $40) services. Sling TV is therefore a budget service, alongside AT&T Watch TV ($15) and Philo ($20).  No No No No $ Hallmark $ Paramount Network Yes Nick Jr. $ Yes Travel Channel Yes No TV Land Yes Yes No No No Yes reading • Sling TV review: The best budget live TV streaming service Yes No HLN Yes No $ Yes Yes $ Yes Sundance TV Apple Investigation Discovery Yes Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. 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first_imgEditor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and TechCrunch may earn affiliate commissions.Gearing up for a pleasant road trip entails more than picking an exciting destination. The mode of transportation, and what you’re able to do while traveling, sometimes makes or breaks hours spent on the road.Whether you’re taking an older car on a short solo excursion, or piling in with family and friends for a cross-country drive, your road trip gear and setup can add to the experience. We’ve gathered some of our favorite picks that cover the basics.iPad Headrest Mount: Arkon Center Extension Car Headrest Tablet MountIf getting comfortable in a backseat and watching a movie sounds like an ideal way to pass time, do so with the help of a tablet mount. The Arkon Center Extension Car Headrest Tablet Mount securely holds iPads and most 9- to 12-inch tablets.It attaches to the metal rods of the front seat headrest and its holster is attached to an extendable arm that can be positioned so one or multiple backseat passengers can get a clear view.Photo: Rik PaulCar GPS: Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-SBefore the wheels start rolling, knowing where you’re going and how to get there is likely the first order of business. Using a standalone car GPS means your smartphone doesn’t have to be held hostage and you don’t have to rely on a live data connection.The Garmin DriveSmart 51 LMT-S has maps and a database with points of interest built in so that navigation — even off of the beaten path — is straightforward. It works via Bluetooth, can display alerts or searches from a smartphone and its maps are updated over Wi-Fi. During testing, its voice-control system was the simplest to use and its audible directions were the most precise.You’ll like that its 5-inch touchscreen displays easy-to-follow lanes and road signs, along with nearby stops and speed limits.Bluetooth Kit: Anker SoundSync DriveThere’s no fun in a road trip that doesn’t include your favorite podcasts and music playlists. Older cars without built-in Bluetooth pose a problem when it comes to streaming curated entertainment from a smartphone.Bypass installing a new stereo system and use an inexpensive Bluetooth kit instead. We recommend the Anker SoundSync Drive for cars with an aux-in port as well as other options for different setups. The SoundSync Drive will allow you to listen to music and makes hands-free calls.It offers high-quality audio that’s on par and better than competitors we tested, and it has convenient track-control buttons. Keep it powered by plugging its USB-A charging cable into any car charger or USB power source.Photo: Michael HessionCar Mount: iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Air Vent MountFor a car mount that won’t get in the way of other devices that have to be placed on a windshield or dashboard, we recommend the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Air Vent Mount. It fits into an air vent and its grip — which is secured by long rubber-lined arms and a spring-loaded clamp — places it above similar models.Its cradle holds firm, it can be placed on vents of all thicknesses and it’s easy to position. The Easy One Touch 4 Air Vent Mount’s build makes it easy to access and it works against weighing down vent slats.Photo: Nick Guy USB Car Charger: RAVPower RP-VC006The RAVPower RP-VC006 USB car charger is small but packs a punch (up to 2.4 amps) with two USB ports for powering smartphones or tablets. It isn’t difficult to insert or remove, and when it’s dark outside, its LED and white ports make it easy to locate.We like that it’s compact and doesn’t stick out too far. The RAVPower RP-VC006 plugs into a 12-volt power jack and it’s capable of charging two devices — simultaneously and in little to no time. It comes with a lifetime warranty, and if you’re concerned about misplacing it or running out of juice, it’s cheap enough to buy a few.This guide may have been updated by Wirecutter.When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. Makula Dunbar ContributorMore posts by this contributorSummer road trip tech essentials and extrasGear for making outdoor fitness more enjoyablelast_img read more


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first_imgAs Cypriots go to the polls for the presidential runoff today it is the first time that political parties representing around 25 per cent of the electorate have opted to remain on the sidelines and not seek to capitalise from any alliances with the two candidates.As the winners in the first round, today’s vote will be between incumbent President Nicos Anastasiades who garnered 35.5 per cent of the votes in the first round and Akel-backed independent Stavros Malas, who got 30.2 per cent.Nicolas Papadopoulos, the big loser, had sought to turn the election into a referendum, wrongly expecting voters would endorse his “new strategy” for the Cyprus problem.He ended up coming in third, around five per cent behind Malas, in what some saw as a win for the current format of reunification talks, as both Malas and Anastasiades backed them.Together the two second-round opponents secured close to 66 per cent of the vote against around 33 per cent won by the other three candidates, all opponents of a bizonal, bicommunal federation.Beyond the possible damage inflicted to Papadopoulos’ bid by far-right Elam candidate Christos Christou and Citizens’ Alliances’ Giorgos Lillikas, the Diko chairman also failed to garner the full support of the four parties behind him; his own party, socialist Edek, the Greens, and the Solidarity Movement.The four parties that supported Papadopoulos in the first round said they would lend their backing to none of the two remaining contenders, citing unbridgeable approaches on the Cyprus problem, the economy and internal governance.Diko, Edek and the Greens urged their supporters to vote according to their conscience. The Solidarity Movement asked its backers not to abstain and to “definitely exercise their right to vote by not voting any of the two candidates”, in effect, calling on them to cast a blank vote.Lillikas and Elam too left the decision up to people.No major surprises were seen in the first round of the election apart perhaps from Malas’ overall percentage and Anastasiades’ apparently lower-than-expected approval rating of 35.5 per cent.The incumbent is entering the runoff with significantly lower support than in 2013 when he secured 45.46 per cent, or 200,591 votes, against Malas’ 26.91 per cent, or 118,755 in the first round.But analysts expect that some two to three per cent of Malas’ voters in the first round would back Anastasiades in the second after having voted ‘strategically’ to ensure Papadopoulos, who was considered a tougher opponent, was left out.Rumours claimed the strategic vote had been organised but observers disagree, categorising those who acted in that way in two groups; Diko supporters who dislike Papadopoulos and voted against him and Disy voters who acted of their own volition.The issue will be settled after the runoff though predictions could be risky considering that presidential elections are a different animal.It also remains to be seen whether the abstention rate, which reached 28.12 per cent last Sunday, considerably higher than in 2013, would be lower or higher in the runoff.Abstention rose most in Limassol at 29.62 per cent compared with 16.96 per cent in 2013. Nicosia was second with 27.77 per cent against 17.55 per cent in the previous presidential elections.Malas won the overseas vote last Sunday, coming in at 40.81 per cent, well ahead Anastasiades’ 31.78 per cent.Anastasiades however, won four of the five districts, losing only Paphos, to Papadopoulos.Even so, Papadopoulos failed to secure all the votes that went to the parties supporting him in the parliamentary elections in 2016, with some 4.5 per cent going elsewhere.Lillikas did not even get the support of his birthplace, the village of Panayia, Paphos, and ended up third behind Malas and Papadopoulos.In fact, his overall rate, 2.18 per cent, was lower than the number of blank and void ballots, which reached 2.35 per cent, or 9,327. Blanks were dropped by 3,461 voters.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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d’Ivoire Gambia Niger Mali Central African Republic the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia Read the full report here Write to Eliana Dockterman at elianadockterman@timecom‘Tis the season for seasonal music If you’re a little tired of the traditional song collections (still love you Charlie Brown Christmas) consider switching it up with new releases from some of pop’s biggest stars (Sia) music’s biggest voices (Josh Groban) or more unusual electronic and rock contributions from artists like Kaskade and Echosmith Between updated collections of tried-and-true covers to fuel your nostalgia and original compositions to move the genre forward these soundtracks should help spice up the Christmas spirit Plus not one but two old-school boy bands released their own collections a worthy cause for celebration in and of itself Sia Everyday Is Christmas (2017) This year blockbuster songwriter Sia turned her prodigious talent to holiday tunes coming up with a top-notch selection of ten festive original songs for the season The reggae-tinged “Santa’s Coming For Us” is probably destined to be a new classic so you might want to get familiar with it now Or for a more subdued holiday mood the balladic “Snowflake” is filled with plenty of relevant double entendre Lindsey Stirling Warmer in the Winter (2017) Not many violinists are name brands but Stirling has developed a well sterling reputation over the years for her notable artistry with an electric violin Warmer in the Winter gets a boost from some unexpected production moves (some of these covers are downright jazzy while others add electric flair to traditional compositions) and from some choice featured vocalists including up-and-comers Sabrina Carpenter and Becky G Josh Groban Nel (Deluxe Version) (2017) Groban’s angelic voice is here to soundtrack your holiday with this extensive 19-track selection of traditional holiday tunes This year he’s gifted us with a deluxe version which means six new recordings delivered in signature operatic style Who doesn’t love a little Groban crooning in the background as the snow falls Hanson Finally It’s Christmas (2017) Hanson yes the family band of boys popular in the early oughts is still around and this year they’ve released an upbeat holiday album Their light-rock updates on a bunch of traditional Christmas tunes will stir some nostalgia for their devoted fanbase But even if you weren’t on the bandwagon back in the day there’s no denying they still sound good together 98 Degrees Let It Snow (2017) Another boy band from the early oughts that’s stuck around 98 Degrees (that’s the one with Nick Lachey in case your memory needs refreshing) has come back to deliver this their second sleek holiday package of tunes A little bluesy and filled with buttery old-school harmonies the 98 Degrees offering is worth adding to your holiday rotation if only for the cozy throwback vibes Echosmith An Echosmith Christmas (2017) Indie-pop band Echosmith are getting in on the holiday game with a three-song EP for the season including two original songs and one featuring country favorite Hunter Hayes Acoustic and sweet their take on the comes with some country-rock kick and feels especially fresh in the midst of more traditional covers Sam Sparro Christmas in Blue (2017) Aussie artist Sam Sparro is best known for songs like “Black and Gold” in which he melds soulful vocals with electronic dance production But his short-but-sweet new holiday EP is purely classic a series of rich beautifully-instrumented covers It will appeal most to traditionalists and satisfy those seeking a new voice to ring in the season with cheer Kaskade Kaskade Christmas (2017) You may not have expected a Christmas album from Kaskade an electronic producer best known for his DJ residencies in Las Vegas clubs and arena shows But now Kaskade Christmas exists featuring vocals from artists like Skylar Grey and Dia Frampton In the 13-song collection Kaskade handily remixes and updates the hymns and party tunes of the season with understated electronic production (You’ve never heard “Silent Night” quite like this complete with mid-song beat drop) Play this one for an ugly sweater party with all your coolest friends Fantasia Christmas After Midnight (2017) The American Idol season three winner has a new holiday album this winter a strong compilation of 12 traditional tunes recorded in classic style Her smoky distinctive voice gives them each a twist of her own Ingrid Michaelson Snowfall EP (2017) Indie-pop singer Michaelson packaged up five of her best Christmas covers for her Snowfall EP a delightfully spare and sweet collection This isn’t a jolly listen but more of a nostalgic and acoustic holiday playlist to throw on once the guests have disappeared into the cold the fire has burned low and you’re snuggled up sipping a mug of hot cocoa Herb Alpert The Christmas Wish (2017) The legendary trumpeter makes a splash with The Christmas Wish adding his own jaunty signature to 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says Mark Petersen, presented plaques to four outstanding members of the club under the categories of: Neatest; Most Participatory; Most Improved; Best Overall. “Now, "Ikarias a very unique island." he tweeted Kejriwal has no right to continue Half of his cabinet ministers removed on corruption charges 20 MLAs who were enjoying ministerial perks would be disqualified Where is Lokpal The MLAs and Ministers enjoying perks of power and foreign travel-Where is political probity — Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) January 19 2018 He said the entire exercise conducted by the EC on the issue would have gone waste had Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti not given the verdict now as he would have retired as has former CEC Nasim Zaidi Election Commissioner OP Rawat has already recused himself from the issue The EC on Friday recommended to the president the disqualification of 20 of AAP MLAs for holding office of profit The recommendation came as a blow to the ruling party in Delhi after recent electoral setbacks In its opinion sent to President Ram Nath Kovind the poll panel has said that by being parliamentary secretaries these MLAs held offices of profit and thus were liable to be disqualified from the Delhi Assembly sources said The president is bound to go by the EC’s recommendation Under the rules petitions to the president seeking disqualification of lawmakers are referred to the EC The poll panel takes a decision and sends its recommendation to the Rashtrapati Bhavan which is accepted There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head a little MP3 players had been around for quite a while what was so different about the iPod Of course people argued many things were different but one of the key aspects was how Jobs marketed and presented it: "1000 songs in your pocket" When everyone else was saying "1GB storage on your MP3 player" telling people about the product Apple went ahead and made you a better person that has 1000 songs in your pocket Our friends over at User Onboarding wrote an incredible post and graphic showcasing how this framework looks on a higher level In particular the image itself proved to be popularunderstandably Its a great way to describe clever marketing that focuses on benefits rather than features Ive heard people talk about using benefits instead of features in marketing but Ive always struggled to understand the difference For this post I explored this in a bit more detail and dug up some examples of companies who do this well Features vs benefits how to grasp the difference Heres how our friends at User Onboarding explained features vs benefits: People dont buy products; they buy better versions of themselves When youre trying to win customers are you listing the attributes of the flower or describing how awesome it is to throw fireballs It also included this Tweet from Jason Fried on the topic: "Here’s what our product can do" and "Here’s what you can do with our product" sound similar but they are completely different approaches Jason Fried (@jasonfried) November 13 2013 When I read about this some more I found some great blog posts that broke it down even further One from the ideacrossing blog describes features as "what your product or service has or does" and benefits as "what the features mean and why they are important" In fact oftentimes products contain features that are absolutely unused which can be a big source of waste So it seems like features are the "what" of your product or service while benefits are the "why" behind it I also found a really neat old marketing quote thats often attributed to Theodore Levitt (he attributes it to Leo McGinneva in this paper) on why people buy quarter-inch drill bits: They dont want quarter-inch bits They want quarter-inch holes So the customer wants to make a quarter-inch hole for some reason They buy a quarter-inch bit for their drill in order to achieve this Marketing the drill bit based on its features (it fits into your drill) wouldnt be as successful in this case as marketing it based on the benefits (you can create a quarter-inch hole) So after all of this reading I finally distilled the difference into a sentence that I think makes it easy to distinguish between features and benefits: A feature is what your product does; a benefit is what the customer can do with your product But hey enough the theory lets dig up some amazing examples from some of the best companies out there: Some great examples of companies making you a better version of yourself To get a better idea of how this works in practice I thought it would be useful to take a look at some well-known companies who use benefits in their marketing strategies Here are a few that I found: Evernote: Remember Everything Evernote cant remember everything for you In fact it cant remember anythingits software What it does is offer features to let you save and organize things Remembering everything is what you can do with Evernotethe benefit Twitter: Start a conversation explore your interests and be in the know Twitter has used a few different benefits in their tag line on the homepage but theyre still focused on benefits Each of these three things is something you can do with Twitter Not a feature of the product Of course for saving time on Twitter with scheduling your Tweets and seeing analytics I hope youll still find Buffer useful Nest Thermostat: Saving energy is a beautiful thing I love this one because its so clever In just six words the Nest Thermostat tagline tells you what the biggest benefit is (youll save energy) and something about what makes the product unique (its well-designed; its "a beautiful thing") LinkedIn: Be great at what you do LinkedIn has gone even further by referencing the customer in their tagline Saying "Be great at what you do" makes it clear that the idea is youll be great at what you do if you use LinkedIn Its very customer-focused rather than pushing features of the product or company mottos front-and-center Github: Build software better together Another super simple but clear tagline Github has a really obvious benefit to sell to customers and features dont even play a part in the tagline Im sure there are lots more companies doing this well Do you have a great example Oh and if you liked this post you might also like 5 ways to get through writers block or content marketing fatigue and 6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some of the Worlds Best Interviewers which are right in the same direction of coming up with a better way to communicate with your customers This article originally appeared on Buffer Contact us at editors@timecom Half of his cabinet ministers have been removed on corruption charges and the remaining half are embroiled in corruption too. 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