New York – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s first television ad will have you looking twice.His anti-immigrant campaign publicity shows footage of dozens of migrants crossing over a borderline suggesting that what you are seeing is the US-Mexico border.“He’ll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for,” a voiceover is heard halfway through. However, the footage has nothing to do with immigrants entering the United States. The images are from the borderline between northern Morocco and Melilla, a Spanish enclave in the North African country’s mainland. Melilla, in addition to Ceuta, are two Spanish enclaves that are the cause of a territorial dispute between Morocco and Spain. Morocco does not recognize Spanish sovereignty over these two tiny territories.The video was investigated by PolitiFact, which traced it back to RepubblicaTV, an Italian television network, which broadcast the images on May 3, 2014.A YouTube video published by RepubblicaTV and “time-stamped” May 1, 2014, shows the same footage that Trump’s campaign wants Americans to believe is from Mexican immigrants crossing into U.S. territory.The original video was released by the Interior Ministry in Madrid, showing an “onslaught of hundreds of migrants on the wall that separates the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. About 800 tried to cross the border on May 1st. Those who failed to escape the control of the Civil Guard were hanging on the barriers for six hours before being rejected,” the video description reads.Interestingly, the same video resurfaced on a July 2015 YouTube post titled, “1,000s of immigrants try to cross the border at once,” yet no location was mentioned.It seems that people in charge of Donald Trump’s media campaign did not double-check their facts. In their quest to lure Americans to believe that more Mexicans are trying to cross into U.S. territory, all means are valid even if it means outright lying to the American people and insulting their intelligence.
4 September 2008The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced plans today to boost rice production in districts of Sri Lanka hit hard by recent floods or conflict and by the soaring cost of many basic foods. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced plans today to boost rice production in districts of Sri Lanka hit hard by recent floods or conflict and by the soaring cost of many basic foods.Under the $500,000 project, families in four districts of north-central and eastern Sri Lanka – Batticaloa, Ampara, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura – will receive certified seed paddy and small implements so they can increase their rice production.Some 600 metric tons of seed paddy will be distributed in a bid to bring immediate support to rice production, according to a press release issued by FAO in the capital, Colombo.“From this initiative, about 6,000 hectares of former paddy lands will be renovated and overall rice production of these four districts will be increased,” said the agency’s representative in Sri Lanka, Patrick Evans.FAO said the project is part of its global campaign to help poor people in developing countries deal with the impact of high food prices over the past year. The agency is currently engaged in supporting food production in 35 countries.Sri Lanka also continues to be beset by violent clashes, particularly in the north, between Government forces and members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and UN officials have issued grave warnings about the humanitarian impact of the fighting.
by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 24, 2017 4:29 am MDT Last Updated Feb 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MacDonald, Dettwiler CEO: Head office may move from Vancouver to U.S. by 2019 Canada’s leader in space technology, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., may end up moving its head office to the United States within two years, but that’s only one possible outcome of its proposed takeover of Colorado-based DigitalGlobe.The Vancouver-based company has made a firm commitment that DigitalGlobe’s ultimate parent will be a U.S. company by the end of 2019 — although there’s been no decision yet about how that will be done, MDA CEO Howard Lance said Friday.“The alternatives could include moving the entire top (stock) listing over to the U.S. Or it could include other sub-structures that would allow the continuation of an incorporated entity in Canada,” Lance told The Canadian Press in an interview from DigitalGlobe’s head office.“There’s lots of ways to accomplish this, but I assure that we are doing this with a mind towards the Government of Canada and our Canadian employees.”Lance added that MDA has been in contact with various Canadian federal departments, which were advised of the company’s plans for DigitalGlobe before the public announcement.Earlier, Lance had told analysts on a conference call that the purchase of DigitalGlobe would position MDA to make big advances in the U.S. space technology market. The company has supplied robotics for the International Space Station, the Canadarm for the U.S. Space Shuttle program and satellite-based Earth imaging.The transaction announced Friday, in which MDA is offering cash and stock worth US$35 per share for its proposed purchase of DigitalGlobe, is expected to close by the second half of this year.However, given the highly sensitive nature of the technologies involved and the number of approvals required on both sides of the border, the deal has hurdles to jump.Asked if MDA has received any objections from the Canadian government, Lance told The Canadian Press: “Not that I’m aware of.”Lance said he thinks the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump will see the deal as positive “based on our ability to bring the U.S. government enhanced solutions to their missions.”However, Steven Staples, vice-president of the Rideau Institute think-tank, which campaigned successfully against MDA’s proposed sale of its space business to U.S. company Alliant Techsystems Inc., called a potential move of MDA’s headquarters “a complete betrayal.”“The Trudeau government has completely botched this file by allowing MDA to basically recast itself as an American company,” he said.The Conservative government killed MDA’s deal with ATK under provisions of the Investment Canada Act in 2008, ruling that it was unlikely to be a “net benefit” to Canada.MDA says it will continue to employ more than 1,800 people in Canada and will have about 4,600 employees in the U.S. once it completes the purchase of DigitalGlobe, and before any followup reorganization.The plan also calls for MDA’s stock to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. It now trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange.DigitalGlobe will initially become a division of SSL MDA Holdings, a subsidiary of MDA that was created last year to control all of its operations in Canada and the U.S.The company’s CEO, Jeffrey Tarr, said that the deal with MDA will position his company “to reach its next phase of growth and provide greater opportunities for our team members by being part of a larger, more diversified company.”The offer, which is a combination of US$17.50 cash plus 0.3132 MDA share, values DigitalGlobe’s equity at $3.1 billion (US$2.4 billion). MDA will also assume about $1.6 billion (US$1.2 billion) of debt owed by DigitalGlobe.Follow @DavidPaddon on Twitter.
FILE – In this combination photo, Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” appears on the set in New York, Thursday, March 2, 2107, left, and Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly appears on the set of his show, “The O’Reilly Factor” on Oct. 1, 2015 in New York. O’Reilly says he’s sad and surprised that he’s off TV but is confident the truth will come out about his exit from Fox News. Five days after his firing amid sexual harassment allegations, O’Reilly aired an episode Monday of his personal website’s “No Spin News” podcast. The show was replaced by “Tucker Carlson’s Tonight,” which moved to O’Reilly’s time slot Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Apr 25, 2017 7:54 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lawsuit filed against Fox alleges racial discrimination NEW YORK, N.Y. – An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination “that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment.”The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court, adds eight former and current Fox employees to a case involving three former Fox workers and their accusations against a since-fired Fox financial executive. It also expands the case to include Dianne Brandi, Fox’s chief counsel.Fox News said it vehemently denies the allegations, calling them “copycat complaints.” It said Brandi denies the claims against her.The original lawsuit was filed in late March by two black women who worked in the network’s payroll department, and a third colleague later joined it. The expanded lawsuit, incorporating the other employees, seeks unspecified compensatory damages and an elimination of unlawful employment practices at Fox.The workers allege that their complaints about the actions of Judith Slater, the fired former comptroller, went unanswered for years. They say Brandi told them it was because Slater “knew too much” about former Fox Chairman Roger Ailes and top-rated host Bill O’Reilly, who have been ousted over the past year because of sexual-harassment accusations.A lawyer for Slater, Catherine Foti, said the actions against Slater are meritless and frivolous. She said “all claims of racial discrimination against Ms. Slater are completely false.”One plaintiff, on-air personality Kelly Wright, who’s black, said he’d been effectively sidelined and asked to perform the role of a Jim Crow, an insulting slang term to refer to a black man, according to the lawsuit. Wright said O’Reilly, who’s white, refused to show a piece Wright had prepared after racial protests in Ferguson, Missouri, because they showed blacks in too positive a light.A former employee, Musfiq Rahman, a dark-skinned Bangladeshi, said he was punished after mistakenly walking into Ailes’ office by no longer being allowed on Ailes’ floor without an escort.Mark LeGrier, a former financial employee who’s black, said he was subjected to retaliation when he complained to Brandi about Slater’s behaviour.“When it comes to racial discrimination, 21st Century Fox has been operating as if it should be called 18th Century Fox,” said Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer for the plaintiffs.Meanwhile, Nielsen company ratings showed that Tucker Carlson moved into O’Reilly’s old time slot at Fox News on Monday night and took over his status as the most-watched host in cable news — at least for a night.O’Reilly, who hosted “The O’Reilly Factor,” was fired by Fox last week following news about Fox settling sexual-harassment cases involving him for millions of dollars. He has denied the allegations.Nielsen said Carlson’s first night at 8 p.m. attracted 3.17 million viewers, beating the combined audience of MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who reached 1.52 million viewers, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who reached 1 million.Carlson did not beat O’Reilly’s nearly 4 million average during the first three months of the year. Carlson had averaged 3.3 million in the 9 p.m. time slot following O’Reilly.
Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) goes for a save in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State women’s hockey team fell into a Golden Gopher hole Saturday at Ridder Arena, losing 2-0 to Minnesota in the WCHA semifinals to end its run for a conference title.The Buckeyes will wait for Sunday night’s NCAA selection show to learn of a potential at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. Two minutes into the second period, Minnesota freshman forward Grace Zumwinkle scored the first goal of the night. Freshman forward Taylor Wente and freshman defender Olivia Knowles were credited with assists. With 2:25 remaining in the third period, Ohio State, which had not managed to put a goal past redshirt senior goaltender Sidney Peters, added extra pressure by pulling freshman goaltender Amanda Zeglen from the net. But it did not give the Buckeyes the desired game-tying goal.Minnesota freshman forward Grace Zumwinkle scored the final goal of the night on an empty net just 35 seconds before the final buzzer. She was credited with her 17th goal of the season. With Ohio State redshirt junior goaltender Kassidy Sauve still hurt, freshman goaltender Amanda Zeglen defended the net. She saved 25 of 27 shots.
Christian Bale Shares Cheeky Batsuit Advice for Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson Describes Trying on the Batsuit for First Time Stay on target Most of the subscription boxes we look at on Geek.com are monthly packages. They come with a handful of neat things for $20 to $35. Loot Crate and the ThinkGeek Capsule both fall under that category. From there, however, you can go bigger. Meet CultureFly.CultureFly is a curated, themed box company that puts out licensed boxes on a quarterly basis, with boxes that revolve around brands like Nickelodeon, Pusheen, and DC Comics. They’re more expensive than Loot Crate or the ThinkGeek Capsule, but they only come once every three months and are loaded with way, way more things. CultureFly gave us the most recent World’s Finest: The Collection (the DC Comics box, a $48.99 subscription) shipment, the Batman box.Well, now we know where to get those wonderful toys. The Batman box is filled with Batman paraphernalia, with ten different items that range from rad collectibles to genuinely useful Bat-housewares and office supplies, all centered around the current comic book incarnation of Batman in the pages of Batman: Rebirth. So don’t worry BvS haters; there’s no buckethead Batman here. Though if Buckethead was Batman, that would be amazing.We’ll start with a figuring of Batman himself, in his Batman: Rebirth design. He’s actually modeled after the cover of Batman: Rebirth #1, with the cape, draped around one shoulder. It’s a nice figure, not articulated in any way but with a base and packaging that highlight the cover art design.Next is my favorite item in the box. This might only be because I have the peculiar habit of collecting umbrella-ized weapons (that isn’t a Penguin joke; I have umbrellas designed after a flintlock, a claymore, a katana, Longclaw, and my prized specimen, a pink beam saber umbrella I got at the Gundam Cafe in Akihabara). It’s an umbrella modeled after Batman’s grapnel launcher. The dome is black and yellow, and the grip is very similar to the grappling hook launcher Batman uses in the Arkham games.I first thought these were bat-corncob holders, which would be great in their own right. No, they’re a set of four Batarang pushpins. You put them on a bulletin board, and it looks like Batman hucked a Batarang into your passive-aggressive coworker missive.Batman is vengeance and the night, but he also is woke. Not necessarily socially conscious, but literally awake. The guy goes days without sleep, and that requires coffee. So here’s a Bat-mug. With a round base and a lid so that it can fit securely in the Batmobile’s cupholders!There would have to be some Joker thing in the box, and fortunately, it’s not Leto Joker. These are two pieces of evidence from Batman’s rogues gallery: a joker card from the Joker and Two-Face’s coin. The card is a thick chunk of wood instead of card stock, and the coin is molded metal. Hey, anyone remember Batman Forever? They switched out Billy Dee Williams for Tommy Lee Jones, and I only just noticed how weird it is both of those actors work with prominent middle names consisting of (consonant)ee.Batman wouldn’t be Batman without the resources of Wayne Industries/Enterprises/Technologies/Corporation backing him, so the box includes some Wayne Industries (the Batman: Rebirth Wayne corporation) gear. Here’s a company t-shirt.And a Wayne Industries iron-on patch, along with a Batman patch if you don’t want to be subtle about it.And because Bruce Wayne’s employees should be almost as prepared as he is, here’s a Wayne Industries card multi-tool. Blade, bottle opener, can opener, screwdriver, wrench, and so on. With a faux leather sleeve so you can keep it in your wallet without cutting yourself.Rounding off the Batman box is this Jim Lee mini-poster of Batman. It’s printed on fairly thick paper and looks good. Really just a nice little extra on top of all of the other Bat-gear.That’s a lot of Batman stuff in one box, and most of it is pretty useful! You can still subscribe and get the Batman box for now, since they refresh quarterly. This isn’t the only CultureFly box we’ll be looking at. Get ready for some unboxings in the future that tap deep into childhood nostalgia. Think cartoons. Think orange. Think Nick.Use the discount code GEEKBF50 for 50% off your first box when you check out here.
LONDON (AP) — Prince George is not going to be an only child for long — the toddler will soon have a baby sister or brother to share his fancy digs at Kensington Palace.British royal officials said Monday that Prince William and the duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, are expecting their second child.Once again, Kate is being treated for acute morning sickness in the early phases of her pregnancy. The first time she was so ill she required hospitalization.Now she is being treated by doctors at her residence in Kensington Palace. She canceled a planned engagement in Oxford to rest and receive medical care.Prince William told well-wishers in Oxford that Kate should be over the worst of her symptoms in a few weeks. He repeatedly thanked people for congratulating him and said Kate was disappointed she could not travel.“She wishes she could be here,” he said.“She’s feeling okay, thanks. It’s been a tricky few days — week or so — but obviously we’re basically thrilled, it’s great news, and early days. We’re hoping things settle down and she feels a bit better.”
The Army would like to purchase two closed detonation chambers to destroy 97,000 mortar shells filled with mustard agent stored at Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colo., that are difficult for the destruction plant’s robotic equipment to open. The Army still needs to complete an environmental impact assessment and obtain state and local permits before going ahead, reports Army Times. Meanwhile, members of the depot’s Citizens Advisory Commission have expressed reservations about the use of detonation chambers because of the potential release of toxic emissions. The Army started destroying its stockpile of 780,000 mustard shells at the depot using a combination of neutralization and biotreatment in September 2016, but operations have been suspended since last September due to a series of setbacks. … The Development Authority of the North Country has launched a website to help communities surrounding Fort Drum, N.Y., make land use decisions that are compatible with the post’s missions. The website, which grew out of a recommendation from the installation’s joint land use study, offers a GIS portal which contains a variety of maps and spatial data pertinent to land use planning in municipalities near Fort Drum. Eventually it will offer fact sheets on various compatibility issues and sample local laws for municipalities to consider. “Prior to this, the information was not available in one place,” said Michelle Capone, the authority’s director of regional development. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
See It Sprint $155 at Google Express Tags He’s. A. Beast. @elonmusk Handsome SOB too! 😉💪🏾👊🏾 https://t.co/lyW1WDNkJ7— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 6, 2019 Elon Musk showed off his ripped bod on Wednesday… or did he? Robyn Beck / Getty Images How much do you bench, Elon Musk? The Tesla CEO got into an odd Twitter exchange with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Wednesday after posting some images of his head edited onto the actor and former wrestler’s ripped body. If you look closely, you can see a Reflect.tech watermark on the top left photo — perhaps hinting at the tech he used to create the images. $999 Amazon Angela Lang/CNET Yeah, I lift a little … pic.twitter.com/UAJdv8qSw1— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2019 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) “He’s. A. Beast. @elonmusk Handsome SOB too!” the Hobbs and Shaw star wrote.Since it’s actually Johnson’s body, was he really complimenting himself? You decide. See at Amazon Read Google Home Hub review Read the AirPods review Post a comment Share your voice See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Oh stop, you’ll make me blush ☺️— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2019 $6 at Tidal Tags Chris Monroe/CNET 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. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read DJI Osmo Action preview See it See at Turo 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. Read the Rylo camera preview Boost Mobile $59 at eBay 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. 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. 2019 movies to geek out over Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best Buy $210 at Best Buy Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) “Yeah, I lift a little… ” Musk captioned the shots.Johnson quoted the tweet and showered Musk with praise. The Cheapskate Turo: Save $30 on any car rental CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple iPhone XS Elon Musk,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. $60 at Best Buy Rylo Random Culture JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 Share your voice $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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). “Oh stop, you’ll make me blush,” Musk replied.So yeah, now the age-old question of what Elon “The Musk” Johnson would look like has been answered. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 0 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 7 $999 See It 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $999 Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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. $299 at Amazon 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. $520 at HP TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments 77 Photos Turo
Prothom Alo IllustrationTwo persons were killed in what police called a gunfight in Shariatpur early Tuesday.According to UNB, the deceased were Russell and Jahangir.The news agency quoted police as saying when a gang of robbers was taking preparation for committing a robbery, a team of police conducted a drive in Dehobhog of Sadar upazila.Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight, leaving the duo injured with bullet, claim police.The injured were taken to Sadar Upazila Health Complex where the physicians declared them dead. Three policemen were also injured in the incident, according to the police version of the incident.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.
(Phys.org)—In sub-Saharan Africa, few agricultural parasites are as devastating to a wide variety of crops as Striga hermonthica, commonly known as witchweed. It chokes out such staple crops as sorghum, millet and rice, which show symptoms similar to those of drought or soil nutrient deficiency. Fluorescent turn-on probe identifies the ‘wake-up protein’ in witchweed seeds Citation: Researchers begin unraveling the signaling mechanism of a devastating crop parasite (2015, September 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-unraveling-mechanism-devastating-crop-parasite.html Striga infests crops by absorbing nutrients and water from their roots. Credit: ITbM, Nagoya University The seed of striga and fluorescence turn-on probe for analyzing the germination of striga. Credit: Shinya Hagihara, ITbM, Nagoya University Striga seeds are treated with Yoshimulactone, which show similar bioactivity to strigolactone. Credit: ITbM, Nagoya University One of the reasons Striga is so hard to control is that its symptoms do not become apparent until the parasite actually emerges from the plants, by which point it is too late to save the crop. Thus, it constitutes a major threat to African food security, and has led to the loss of an estimated U.S. $10 billion in production every single year. Establishing the regulatory dynamics of the parasite are thus of singular importance to researchers hoping to control or eradicate it.Though the mechanisms of Striga propagation are still unclear, plant hormones called strigolactones, which are produced by the host plants, are known to stimulate the germination of striga. About 17 known strigolactones have been isolated, all unique to different plant species, and the striga parasite recognizes its host plants by sensing the composition of their strigolactones. In plants, strigolactones function as both plant hormones and as signals for communicating with microbes. Researchers have previously identified a group of proteins in crop plants as presumptive receptors for strigolactones, but the receptor in the Striga parasite remains unidentified. Reporting in the journal Science, an international group of researchers has developed a fluorescence probe called Yoshimulactone Green (YLG), which activates strigolactone signaling and illuminates the signal perception activity of strigolactone receptors. The researchers hoped that it would elucidate the mechanisms of striga germination and eventually point toward a means of controlling infection and propagation.The current study reports the development of the small-molecule probe designed to illuminate the function of strigolactone receptors. The researchers looked at the hydrolizing action of a known receptor called AtD14 and applied it to the development of YLG, a fluorogenic agonist for receptors of similar type. YLG was designed to be recognized by strigolactone receptors, and the resulting hydrolizing reaction leads to the generation of fluorescent products. Thus, the probe provides visual markers for strigolactone receptivity. Explore further The authors report that in vivo, YLG successfully stimulates Striga germination, and 97 percent of the germinating seeds emitted fluorescence. “Thus, YLG functions as a flurogenic agonist in Striga, which cleaves the ligand as it is perceived,” they write. They subsequently searched a public database of Striga RNA sequences and identified 12 genes as candidate receptors related to the ArD14 receptor upon which they based the YLG probe. More information: “Probing strigolactone receptors in Striga hermonthica with fluorescence.” Science 21 August 2015: Vol. 349 no. 6250 pp. 864-868 DOI: 10.1126/science.aab3831ABSTRACTElucidating the signaling mechanism of strigolactones has been the key to controlling the devastating problem caused by the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica. To overcome the genetic intractability that has previously interfered with identification of the strigolactone receptor, we developed a fluorescence turn-on probe, Yoshimulactone Green (YLG), which activates strigolactone signaling and illuminates signal perception by the strigolactone receptors. Here we describe how strigolactones bind to and act via ShHTLs, the diverged family of α/β hydrolase-fold proteins in Striga. Live imaging using YLGs revealed that a dynamic wavelike propagation of strigolactone perception wakes up Striga seeds. We conclude that ShHTLs function as the strigolactone receptors mediating seed germination in Striga. Our findings enable access to strigolactone receptors and observation of the regulatory dynamics for strigolactone signal transduction in Striga. © 2015 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Science By evaluating the relevance of hydrolysis in Striga evolution, they determined that 10 genes in the YLG-illuminated hydrolysis trait coincided with Striga characteristics, implicating them in seed germination. Of this subgroup, two showed “indiscriminately high affinity to all of the strigolactones tested.” The authors write, “Thus, from a few promiscuous receptors, multiple specialized receptors seem to have evolved to detect structurally diverse strigolactones more efficiently. This would have led to each different strigolactone being perceived by a different combination of receptors.”
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