Seven wild boars killed by poachers in Ganjam

first_imgRemains of seven wild boars that were killed by poachers using electric traps were seized by forest officials at Govindpur village under Antargaon panchayat of in Odisha’s Ganjam district.After receiving information that meat of wild boars was being sold at the village, a team of forest officials raided the area on Monday and arrested one poacher, while four others managed to escape. All seven were female boars. Two of them were around two years old, while the others were between five and six months old. The forest officials also seized the electric wires used to set the trap. Electric trapsUsing glass bottles as insulators, poachers prepare lethal electric trap that consists of a mesh of naked wires. It is illegally connected to overhead high-voltage power supply cables that pass through the jungles and outskirts of villages. Wild animals come in contact with this high-voltage mesh of wires and get electrocuted. As wild boars move in herds, a number of them get killed by a single trap.Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer Ashis Behera said wild boars love to eat tubers and standing crops. Poachers kill them by setting up electric traps near the fields. “The poachers find it easy to sell the meat of wild boars, which is cheaper than mutton. A lot of people like to eat the meat of wild animals as they consider to it to be tastier,” said Mr. Behera.last_img read more

Rajputs’ protest over abduction continues

first_imgMembers of the Rajput community continued their protest for the third day on Saturday demanding arrest of those involved in abduction of a bride, the police said.The protesters gathered outside the Sikar district collectorate demanding strict action against the culprits, they said. “A group has been protesting and demanding the arrest of the suspects. The search for the bride and the prime suspect is on. As a preventive measure, internet services were suspended in the area till 6 p.m. on Saturday,” Additional SP Devendra Kumar Sharma said. Five people have been detained in connection with the incident whereas prime accused Ankit Sevda is still on the run, he said. On Wednesday, bride Hansa Kanwar was abducted by a group of armed men at gunpoint when she and her husband were on the way to their home. Hansa and her elder sister Sonu got married on Tuesday to two brothers from Nagwa village. After the wedding, when they were returning in a car from Nagwa village, the accused attacked the vehicle and abducted Hansa. The incident had occurred near Rambashpura area which comes under the jurisdiction of Dhod police station.last_img read more

‘Superteams’ rise to challenge Warriors for crown

first_imgThe superteams will be tested on opening night with Boston visiting Cleveland and Houston at Golden State. Oklahoma City will open Thursday at home against New York, Anthony’s former club.’James says that despite potential issues with 2011 MVP Rose, 2006 MVP Wade, himself, Love, Crowder and teammates relegated to reserve duties, the Cavaliers will come together and again be a championship threat.“At the end of the day when guys sign here and wanted to come here, we all know what we’re here for,” James said. “So there’s no ego. The only ego is bring your game, which these guys know how to do. We all have a common goal, so none of that other stuff matters.” View comments “Just because you compile a team of superstars don’t mean it’s going to work, because it’s a lot of ego,” Green told GQ magazine.”And we just happen to have a perfect group to where it works.”Las Vegas oddsmakers agree. The Warriors are a runaway favorite to repeat as champion at about 2-1 with Cleveland next at 4-1 ahead of Boston at 10-1 with Houston and San Antonio at 15-1 just ahead of Oklahoma City at 16-1. ‘They don’t stand a chance’ It’s the NBA version of a nuclear arms race, complete with a fistful of teams stockpiling top talent and legend Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA champion with Chicago who owns the Charlotte Hornets, warning of mutually assured destruction.ADVERTISEMENT “I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint,” Jordan told Cigar Aficionado magazine.“You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage. Or they’re going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.”In the wake of a heartbreaking seventh-game loss to Cleveland in the 2016 NBA Finals after a record 73-9 season, the Warriors recruited Durant, the former MVP who opted out of Oklahoma City. They rolled through the playoffs with a 16-1 record.It’s a follow-on to the escalation James helped spark in 2010 when he left Cleveland for Miami to join Wade and Chris Bosh in a “Big Three” that reached four NBA Finals in a row, winning in 2012 and 2013.When he returned to the Cavaliers in 2014, he matched up with Irving and added Kevin Love for a new “Big Three” and now such trios abound.“It’s pretty… sick to see how everybody is just in a … panic about what to do,” Green told GQ. “That’s the fun part about it — they know they don’t stand a chance.”Green said the Warriors were inspired by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s comments after last June’s NBA Finals, when he said the Warriors “are not unbeatable. There have been bigger upsets in sports history. We are going to keep improving our roster. We’re used to long odds. If Golden State makes the odds longer, we might up our risk profile and get even more aggressive. We have something up our sleeves.”That proved to be pairing Paul and Harden, two of the NBA’s best, in the Houston backcourt.“They are really trying to rethink their whole strategy,” Green told GQ. ‘Only ego is bring your game’  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Defense key to Buckeyes success heading into Sweet 16

Coach Jim Foster usually attributed his team’s struggles during conference play to a lack of commitment to defense. Now, in the midst of an impressive 11-game winning streak and an upcoming game against top-seeded Tennessee in the Sweet 16, his team’s commitment to its play on the defensive end has been as key a factor as any. “I think we realize … how good we can be if we play (defense) really well, and then that opens up everything else,” guard Samantha Prahalis said after OSU’s second-round win against fifth-seeded Georgia Tech on Monday. Heading into that game, the Buckeyes were allowing opponents to shoot just 37.8 percent from the floor. During the rough patch of the season where the team lost nine of 15 games, its defense was allowing teams to shoot at a 44.7 percent clip in the losses. In contrast, OSU is shooting 45.6 percent from the field — good for 11th in the country. Its shooting numbers are thanks largely in part to Jantel Lavender, who accounted for 28.8 percent of her team’s field goal attempts while shooting 54.4 percent before Monday’s tournament win. The lowest point of the team’s season came Feb. 6, when the team suffered a 74-68 loss to conference foe Northwestern. It was the team’s ninth loss in 15 contests, and the psychological low point for Foster and his players. After that game, Foster mentioned how disappointed he was in his team’s lack of will, especially defensively. “We let them do what they wanted to do and needed to do, and we didn’t fight through it,” he said. “We aren’t a team that fights through adversity, and that’s how you win games. “Basketball is a game of stops. … In all of these games, there is a point where we just don’t get stops.” He went on to say that although his team was good offensively, it would not turn things around until it did a better job of guarding opponents. And now it has. During its current 11-game winning streak, OSU has clamped down defensively by only allowing opponents to shoot 36.8 percent — a nearly 8 percent decrease from its nine losses between Dec. 11 and Feb. 6. The team’s improved defense has allowed it to pick back up where it left off early in the season when it was ranked as high as No. 6 nationally. Accompanying the 11-game winning streak is a new type of self-confidence that was absent in conference play. “Our confidence level kind of boosted when we won our seventh game, eighth game, ninth, 10th,” Lavender said after her team’s first-round win against Central Florida on Saturday. “We know what we’re capable of doing. We realize who we are now, and everyone’s playing their role and they’re playing their role well.” The Buckeyes will play the Lady Volunteers, led by heralded coach Pat Summitt, in the Sweet 16 at noon Saturday in Dayton, Ohio. Tennessee shoots 47 percent from the floor, good for sixth in the country, and likely is the toughest team the Buckeyes have faced since squaring off against UConn, losing, 81-50, on Dec. 19 in the midst of the Huskies’ all-time record winning streak of 90. read more

JT Barrett off to recordsetting start for Ohio State

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett waits for the snap during a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28, behind 409 yards of total offense from Barrett.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen senior quarterback Braxton Miller went down with an injury during fall camp, the Ohio State football team turned to a redshirt-freshman who hadn’t taken a meaningful snap since high school.While there have been bumps in the road, that young quarterback — J.T. Barrett — has already accomplished things Miller never did for the Scarlet and Gray. Miller’s name could nearly fill its own record book, but Barrett ranks ahead of the veteran on multiple fronts just four games into his career.OSU coach Urban Meyer left some credit for the coaching staff when it comes to Barrett’s quick improvement, but also praised the signal caller’s ability to learn.“I think (I’m) not surprised by his development,” Meyer said after OSU’s 50-28 win against Cincinnati on Saturday. “I think (co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman) is an excellent coach and he’s a very good student.”Barrett tied the school record for touchdown passes in a game when he threw six against Kent State — and had more than 300 yards in the air — before adding to his accomplishments with another record-setting night against Cincinnati. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns and added 79 yards on the ground.That makes two consecutive games Barrett has thrown for more than 300 yards — something Miller hasn’t done in three seasons. Barrett’s 409 yards of total offense rank as the second-best in school history behind Art Schlichter’s 412 yards gained against Florida State in 1981. He also led the OSU offense to a school-record 45 first downs and the third best total output in OSU history of 710 yards.After his record-setting night, Barrett saved more of the praise for his offensive line, which gave him time in the pocket to complete 26 passes out of 36 attempts.“All the credit goes to the offensive line,” he said after the game. “They got it started for us and that’s what coach Meyer always talks about in relying on them to keep the offensive going.”Barrett said he still has a room for improvement, but recognized the strides he has made since first taking the field against Navy on Aug. 30.“I think coming into Navy I was trying to make sure everything was right,” he said after the Cincinnati game. “Knowing I make mistakes and then just learning from them throughout the game.”He went on to say he’s more worried about trusting his instincts instead of worrying about making mistakes, something Herman said he wanted the quarterback to focus on in practice before taking on the Bearcats.“Trusting what you see and pulling the trigger, it’s better to be early than to be late,” Herman said after the game. “I thought he did — just from my vantage point — better, (but) still could probably get better at that.”Barrett set personal career-highs for passing attempts, pass completions and passing yards in the game, and did it all without throwing an interception for the first time in his career.Regardless of those numbers, Herman said Barrett can improve on making quicker decisions, but added he saw a “vast improvement” in another part of the quarterback’s game.Herman said given Barrett’s 6-foot-1 frame, the signal-caller needs to hang back in the pocket more in order to be able to see over the line and make the correct decisions.“So we really worked on keeping him a little bit deeper in the pocket on some of our drop-back throws and I thought he did that tonight,” Herman said.Despite his big day, Barrett said he recognized the spots where he needs to improve, and added he is ready to get back to work to keep getting better.“There’s certain things that you know you need to execute on during the game and so you think about those more than the big plays,” he said. “Definitely going in (to practice Sunday) trying to correct the mistakes we made.”Through four games, Barrett has completed 70 passes out of 110 attempts for 1,087 yards and 13 touchdowns. He’s thrown five interceptions — three of which came against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 — and gained another 205 yards on the ground with one additional touchdown.After a bye week before the Cincinnati game, the Buckeyes are set for a typical game week before taking the field again. OSU is scheduled to play Maryland next Saturday in College Park, Md., and kickoff is set for noon. read more

Pelligrini keen on signing Wilshere for West Ham

first_imgNew West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has now set his sights on Jack Wilshere for a summer move,  reports the Daily StarThe English midfielder’s contract at Arsenal expires this month and it remains to be seen whether he will be retained by the newly-appointed head coach Unai Emery.After being announced as David Moyes’ replacement at the London Stadium for next season, Pellegrini has reportedly begun monitoring Wilshere’s uncertain future at Arsenal and is keen on making an attempt to sign him.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.The Chilean is a known long-term admirer of the 26-year-old’s and had been interested in signing him during his time in charge at Manchester City.Wilshere is currently aware on holiday after being omitted from Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Russia after a set of recurring ankle injuries ultimately cost him the chance to earn a place in the team.However, Wilshere did make 38 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season after enduring a difficult couple of years struggling for regular minutes due to his constant injury setbacks.last_img read more

FA to crackdown on Premier League managers

first_imgThe English Football Association has announced that Premier League managers will get verbal warnings, according to Evening Standard.Managers who behave badly on the touchline will be shown yellow and red cards, the FA has revealed.The “pilot project” which builds on the existing rules of conducts in the technical area will apply to majority of football competitions in England including the Premier League, EFL, National League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy.These warnings will also apply for managers as they do for players, any manager who receives four warnings will receive an automatic one-game touchline ban.However, in the Premier League, managers will not be shown cards but will be cautioned verbally.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But unlike the accumulated cautions for players, there’ll be no reset for managers, so if a manager picks up four warnings, he gets a one-game ban, eight warnings gets him a two-game ban, 12 warnings gets him a three-game ban and so on.The only exception to the rules will be playoff games in the EFL and National League as well as the FA Cup final.The FA have revealed that warnings will be given out for inappropriate language or gestures such as show of dissent, kicking of plastics or water bottles, waving imaginary cards, attempts to influence the referee’s decision and so on.EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey told reporters that the rules haven’t are not new but the idea is to make the disciplinary process clearer.“The whole process is not about creating drama but making sure we improve the behavior of people in the game.” He said.last_img read more

TCI not ready for independence says Premier PNP to begin candidate selection

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 6, 2016 – The Turks and Caicos is not ready to be an independent nation and Premier Rufus Ewing said he will not push these islands toward the step before there is better education and less apprehension on the issue.  “So it’s nothing to take lightly, it’s nothing to just jump to.  Yes we all require some education about independence, and we have to continue to speak about independence without getting nervous about it, but we haven’t been able to do so in this country, because the minute you decide to speak about independence, there’s some fear mongers who make people believe that you are going to go independent tomorrow, and that a government can push you to independence and push it down your throat.  No government can make this country independent without you the people.”Premier Ewing was speaking at the press conference held by the PNP on Monday at the Opus conference room and taking on an issue former premier Michael Misick says is a matter of urgency; Misick chided the current PNP for not moving more swiftly toward independence for the country.  The decision of 52% of British voters to eventually end the UK’s place in the European Union last month brought new comments from Misick who said the Governor and the Premier should at least hold a referendum on the matter of independence.While the Governor on National Heroes Day said both he and the FCO want to see a referendum held on Independence in the Turks and Caicos, when Magnetic Media asked the Premier if he is ready to hold that referendum, there was this point blank response.  “No i’m not prepared to run a referendum.”The Progressive National Party will next week begin the candidate selection process but even securing the most support at that level where party members vote will not mean automatic candidacy on the PNP ticket.  Party Chairman, Royal Robinson explained that two thirds of the vote must be had and where that is not accomplished in the district and all island candidate categories, there will be some executive meetings within the party to determine the final five for the districts and the final three for the at large.“If that doesn’t happen on the first round, then there will be a second round of voting.  If there’s still no person coming out with the two-thirds majority at the second round, then the two persons that have the top amount of votes will then be sent to the NEC of the Progressive National Party for a recommendation and decision that will go to the National General Council or a special convention.”There are nine vying for the at large spots including current MPs, Norman Saunders and Donhue Gardiner and races for South Caicos, North Caicos, Grand Turk North and two seats for Provo.  The PNP Primaries span all of next week. Related Items:pnp begins candidate selections, tci not ready for independence says premierlast_img read more

Decision On PFD Could Effect Timeline On Dividend Payment

first_imgIf he plans to veto the PFD funding in House Bill 2001, the Legislature would need to meet again to ensure PFDs get out this year. According to state law, dividends can be sent as late as December 31. He has until August 30 to sign the bill, or to veto all or parts of it. In a statement, Dunleavy said he isn’t planning to call the Alaska Legislature back into a third special session immediately. Governor Dunleavy: “It doesn’t follow the law, the law that’s been in effect for decades. That law is still in existence.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy has still not indicated whether or not he will sign a bill he received on Wednesday that would provide a $1,600 permanent fund dividend this year. If the governor chooses to veto the bill then Alaskans could receive their payment later this year than normal.center_img The governor campaigned on a dividend funded under the formula set in a 1982 state law, which would be roughly $3,000. But the House of Representatives and the Senate passed a smaller amount of $1,600. The governor signed Senate Bill 2002 on Thursday, which funds the capital budget.last_img read more

Verizon waiving some fees for fed workers hurt by shutdown

first_imgThe shutdown is the longest in US history. Getty Images Hit hard by the longest government shutdown in history? Verizon says it “has your back.” The carrier on Monday said it’s “waiving late fees and agent assist fees for federal government employees directly impacted for the duration of the shutdown. “We appreciate everything you do and we’ll continue to do what we can to help you stay connected,” Nancy Clark, Verizon’s senior vice president of customer support, said in a statement. Verizon says federal employee customers who aren’t getting paid can use its self-service tools or speak directly to a customer support rep by calling 1-866-266-1445. Last week, Verizon said government workers could use its Promise to Pay program and set up a date for future payment. Instructions for setting up Promise to Pay can be found here. Since Dec. 22, More than 800,000 federal employees have either been furloughed or are working without pay as President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats spar over $5.7 billion in funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border. The shutdown affects the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, State and Treasury as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA.T-Mobile and AT&T both announced similar efforts last week. T-Mobile said customers affected by the partial shutdown can call T-Mobile Customer Care at 1-877-746-0909 to spread out or defer service payments. AT&T said its customer service team will work with customers to adjust late fees, provide extensions and revise payment schedules as long as the shutdown remains in effect. People who pay their bills online can click here to get started. DirecTV users can learn about flexible payment options here. Updated at 4:50 p.m. PT: Adds information about AT&T’s payment options.  Share your voice 0 Rylo Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview $155 at Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 0 Post a comment 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. See It $520 at HP Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET See It Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Google Home Hub review 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. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags $210 at Best Buy $6 at Tidal DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo Apple iPhone XS Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. Mobile Tech Industry The Cheapskate 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Boost Mobile See it T-Mobile Verizon,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. $59 at eBaycenter_img Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Angela Lang/CNET 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. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. See It 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). 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. Share your voice $60 at Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Read DJI Osmo Action preview $299 at Amazon See at Turo Sprint Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $999 See at Amazon Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. Post a comment Tags Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Sarah Tew/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Amazonlast_img read more

Actor writer Rakesh chaturvedi gets all praises after release of Akshay Kumar

first_imgRakesh Chaturvedi in KesariTwitterActor Rakesh Chaturvedi, who had shared screen space with Akshay Kumar in last year’s film PadMan, had reunited with the action hero in Kesari and is getting all praised for his role of one of the Afghan chief.On success of Kesari, he shares, “This time it feels like this Holi should never end. I was having a great hunger for this kind of work and apreciation hehe!!….Now my phone rings all the time either its a message or a phone call everywhere its apreciation and prasing!!….After recieving every phone call i feel so good to talking to everyone….Its so mesmerising to listen their reactions!!….Even now if credit card vendors also calls me it feels like it must be some of my well wisher hahahah!!!!….I was feeling that i have done an important cahracter in a very big and well known movie but I was not aware that people will hate my character so much so that it would be there in every review and newspaper….I have never thought of it but have dreamt about it….Now I have literally understood the meaning of this line that “Dream comes true”….”I had already worked with Akshay Kumar Sir so, there was a comfort zone between us,” Rakesh had earlier said in a statement. Rakesh Chaturvedi, Akshay Kumar in PadManTwitter”Akshay Sir was so truthful and in the skin of his character that I always felt that I was really having a conversation with Ishar Singh instead of Akshay Sir. This made me react to him appropriately. Also, because of my theatre background, (director) Anurag Singh Sir gave me an opportunity to conduct an intense acting workshop for a month with the cast,” he added.Rakesh often does theatre with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah as well.Apart from acting, he has also written and directed Hindi feature films “Bolo Raam” and “BHK Bhalla@Halla.Kom”.last_img read more

Rape case withdrawn on governments decision

first_imgSixteen years ago a teenage girl rape victim in Dhaka’s Keraniganj area filed a case. The police arrested four miscreants including the main accused and sent them to jail. The victim who is very poor also gave a statement before a magistrate at the court.However, in the ninth year, as the public prosecutor upon the decision of home ministry decided against continuing the case, it was withdrawn from Dhaka’s Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal 1. Earlier the girl and her family agreed to a compromise after being threatened by the accused.The girl is now a housewife. Last October, this correspondent traced her address. She told Prothom Alo that when she was bathing in the nearby Dhaleshwari river, five neighbours including Billal Hossain raped her.The rape case was filed with Keraniganj police station on 21 July 2002. Next year, sub-inspector of Keraniganj police station Abdul Kader gave charge sheet against four accused- Billal, Iqbal, Mursalin and Abul Hossain after investigating the case.On 22 March 2003, the case was sent to Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal 1. However, in 2010, the home ministry decided to withdraw the case. On7 October that year, the then assistant secretary of home ministry Mohammad Abu Sayed Molla sent a letter to the inspector general, Dhaka’s superintendent of police and the public prosecutor. He wrote:  “It has been decided not to continue the case.” He asked them to take necessary measures in this regard.As per section 494 of Code of Criminal Procedure, the public prosecutor can backtrack from any case after taking permission from the court. In that case, the accused are freed. It is written in the registrar of the tribunal that the case was withdrawn by the home ministry on 6 January 2011.The Awami League government after assuming office in 2009 decided to withdraw cases filed “under political consideration” against its leaders and activists during the previous government. A committee formulated by the home ministry withdrew 7,000 cases during 2009 to 2013.There were allegations of irregularities about preparing the list of the cases that were withdrawn. Many rape and murder cases were included in the list and this created controversy. The process was stalled after the controversy. A Prothom Alo investigation last year shows that the accused Billal got bail from the court and he does not live in this area at the moment. The rest of the accused are now outside the country.The victim girl does not know about this fate of the case. She also does not know whether the accused are involved in politics or not. She can only remember that a few years back when the accused were freed from the court, they put huge pressure on them.She said that they are poor. A local leader and influential people put huge pressure on them to compromise. At one point, she and her family members had no other option but to compromise. They were given around Tk 15,000 or Tk 20,000.The family is still poor. All their neighbours have electricity connections but they still use oil lamps.     “We went to every place from police station, hospital and court to get justice. Later, we saw no other option but to compromise,” said the mother of the victim.The victim said, “The poor have no other option but to compromise.” *This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Mushfique Wadud.last_img read more