Analyst Gregg Zaun fired from Sportsnet for inappropriate behaviour

first_imgTORONTO – Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to “inappropriate behaviour and comments” toward female employees.Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement Thursday that the company was terminating the contract of the MLB studio analyst effective immediately.“This week, we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour by Gregg Zaun in the workplace,” the statement said. “After investigating the matter, we decided to terminate his contract, effective immediately. This type of behaviour completely contradicts our standards and our core values. We believe in a professional workplace where all employees feel comfortable and respected. We are grateful to our employees who spoke with us and we will take every measure to protect their privacy.”The former Toronto Blue Jays catcher began a part-time broadcasting career with Sportsnet following the 2006 season. He initially signed a two-year deal as a MLB studio analyst with Sportsnet in 2011 and continued working with the network until his termination.Zaun, 46, played 16 major league seasons, including five years in Toronto from 2004-2008. He captured a World Series with the Florida Marlins in 1997.Zaun’s dismissal comes at a time when allegations of sexual harassment are widespread in the film industry, politics and the newsroom with prominent figures such as producer Harvey Weinstein and Today Show host Matt Lauer among those reported there were no allegations of physical or sexual assault.Zaun did not immediately return a request for comment. Longtime co-host Jamie Campbell told The Canadian Press in an email that he had no comment.The Blue Jays declined to comment directly on the matter late Thursday when contacted by The Canadian Press and referred media queries to Rogers Media.Zaun, who referred to himself as “the Manalyst,” was ridiculed over Twitter back in 2012 when he tweeted a disparaging comment about women in a Toronto nightclub.Zaun ruffled the feathers of some Blue Jays players over the years when he criticized their play. Former catcher J.P. Arencibia responded to Zaun and another former Sportsnet analyst, Dirk Hayhurst, by blasting both in a radio interview in 2013.Zaun criticized pitcher Marcus Stroman this April for being overly animated on the mound during a series against the Los Angeles Angels. The right-hander said on Twitter: “Outside opinions are irrelevant. Especially when they come from sources with zero credibility” when a fan tweeted at Stroman about Zaun’s comments.Zaun was one of the names mentioned in the Mitchell Report — the 2007 document that followed U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell’s 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in MLB. Zaun denied that he ever bought PED’s.Zaun was scheduled to speak a fundraiser for the University of the Fraser Valley baseball program in Abbotsford, B.C., in February, but organizers released a statement Thursday saying they were pulling him from the event.“In light of the allegations of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace against Zaun which led to his termination by Sportsnet today, UFV Baseball is seeking a new speaker for the event, which will proceed as scheduled,” the statement said.last_img read more

Singh tries to rally his troops as the NDP struggles to gain

first_imgOTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says many Canadians have told him they are struggling with uncertain employment, a lack of housing and expensive medication — problems he told the party’s most faithful Tuesday he believes his party can fix, despite depressed support in recent polls.Singh spoke to NDP staffers who gathered in Ottawa from across the country for the federal party’s annual staff forum.The NDP leader delivered a campaign-style speech, aimed at rallying the troops in the midst of the party’s ongoing struggle to gain traction.A recent Nanos survey suggested the NDP is at 14-per-cent support and that Singh is the preferred federal leader of only 5.7 per cent of voters surveyed. An Abacus survey released last month was not much rosier, placing the party at 16 per cent and Singh the choice for prime minister of 11 per cent of respondents.But Singh was upbeat in Ottawa Tuesday, saying he believes Canadians are in “a tough spot” and need New Democrats to step up for them.“Many Canadians feel like they voted for something and they didn’t get what they voted for,” he said. “I’m serving notice that good enough is not good enough. We deserve better, we need better and we’re going to achieve that together.”Singh asked the audience of mainly young adult staffers to work harder in their regions to help build party support. They reacted with polite applause.Teresa Wright, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Mario Lopez Helps Hot Dog On A Stick Raise Funds For The

first_imgHot Dog on a Stick is 70 years old and to celebrate its platinum anniversary, is aiming to “Stomp Out Cancer” by raising $70,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).Mario Lopez Stomps Lemonade with Kylie, a Three Year Old Fighting CancerThe iconic pop culture brand recently kicked-off its fundraising efforts with a celebrity lemonade Stomp-A-Thon featuring Mario Lopez of Extra and Saved by the Bell fame. At the event, Mario learned to stomp lemonade with LLS’ honored patient heroes including three year old Kylie, who was diagnosed with Leukemia just two days before her second birthday. Leukemia is the most common form of childhood cancer, but thanks to the cutting-edge research funded by LLS, there continuous to be hope. Kylie was put into a clinical trial for her particular type of Leukemia and she has fought cancer with a smile. She has been in remission since November 2015, but will continue maintenance chemo therapy treatment over the next several years.Hot Dog on a Stick’s Stomp-A-Thon for LLS, held at its famous Muscle Beach location in Santa Monica, raised more than $15,000. The brand is calling on fans and friends to help reach the $70,000 goal. Donations can be made here. Another highlight of the day was Mario working in the famous beach stand making Hot Dog on a Stick’s famous stick items and serving customers.“Kylie is an amazing little fighter and one great lemonade stomper too!” said Katie Hiller, mother of LLS Honored Hero, Kylie. “Hot Dog on a Stick’s Stomp-A-Thon was an inspirational and uplifting event and their fundraising efforts will help children like Kylie stomp out cancer for years to come. Please consider donating to their campaign to make a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients and their families.”Kylie’s journey can be followed on her Facebook page.To find a Hot Dog on a Stick near you, visit read more

Trump rattles NATO knocking its value assailing Germany

first_imgBRUSSELS – Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany’s ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades.Trump declared that a joint natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left Angela Merkel’s government “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia.” So, in a stroke, he shifted attention away from his own ties to the Kremlin just days before he meets one-on-one with Putin.With scorching language, the president questioned the necessity of the alliance that formed a bulwark against Soviet aggression, tweeting after a day of contentious meetings: “What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy?”German Chancellor Merkel hit back immediately, not only denying Trump’s contention but suggesting that his comfortable upbringing in the U.S. gave him no standing to spout off on the world stage about Germany.Drawing on her own background growing up in communist East Germany behind the Iron Curtain, she said:“I’ve experienced myself a part of Germany controlled by the Soviet Union, and I’m very happy today that we are united in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany and can thus say that we can determine our own policies and make our own decisions and that’s very good.”Trump demanded by public tweet that members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025” for their military efforts. He then rattled U.S. allies further by privately suggesting member nations should spend 4 per cent of their gross domestic product on the military — more than even the United States currently pays, according to NATO statistics.It was just the latest in Trump’s demands and insults that critics fear will undermine a decades-old alliance launched to counter-balance Soviet aggression after World War II. And it came just days before Trump planned to sit down with Putin in Finland at the conclusion of what has become a contentious European trip.Trump has spent weeks berating members of the alliance for failing to increase military spending, accusing Europe of freeloading off the U.S. and even raising doubts about whether he would come to members’ defence as required if they were ever attacked.Trump’s tongue-lashing accelerated during a pre-summit breakfast, when he traded his usual long-distance Twitter attacks for a face-to-face confrontation with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.“We’re supposed to protect you against Russia but they’re paying billions of dollars to Russia and I think that’s very inappropriate,” Trump said, repeatedly describing Germany as “captive to Russia” because of the energy deal. He urged NATO to look into the issue.Trump’s harsh words for Merkel, whose country has hosted tens of thousands of U.S. troops that have been key to post-WWII stability in Europe for seven decades, struck at the core of the alliance. West Germany joined NATO in 1955 and was a critical factor in the alliance’s success in facing down the Soviet Union until its collapse. Reunified with the East, Germany became the largest European economy in NATO in 1990.The president’s beef was with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would bring gas from Russia to Germany’s northeastern Baltic coast, bypassing Eastern European nations like Poland and Ukraine and doubling the amount of gas Russia can send directly to Germany. The vast undersea pipeline is opposed by the U.S. and some other EU members, who warn it could give Moscow greater leverage over Western Europe. It’s expected to be online at the end of 2019.Environmental-conscious Germany is trying to reduce its reliance on coal and is phasing out nuclear power by 2022, so it hopes to use natural gas to partially fill the gap until the country’s electricity grid can cope with fluctuating levels provided by renewable energy.Hours after the breakfast, Merkel and Trump appeared to play nice as they met along the summit’s sidelines. Trump told reporters the two had a “very, very good relationship” and congratulated Merkel on her “tremendous success.”While Trump went after Germany for its ties to Russia, he himself has been accused by critics of being too eager to improve relations with Moscow. He’s also dismissed the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia tried to undermine Western democracy by meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help him win.Trump also lobbed fresh complaints about allies’ “delinquent” defence spending and suggested at one point that NATO allies commit to spending 4 per cent of their GDP on defence — twice the goal they’ve set for 2024.“I have great confidence they’ll be spending more,” he said.However, a formal summit declaration issued by the NATO leaders Wednesday reaffirmed their “unwavering commitment” to the 2 per cent pledge set in 2014 and made no reference to any effort to go higher.Trump has repeatedly mischaracterized the spending target, wrongly describing it as a fee that countries pay to NATO or the U.S. rather than their own military. NATO estimates that 15 members, or just over half, will meet the benchmark by 2024 based on current trends.Back in the U.S., Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement describing Trump’s “brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany,” as “an embarrassment.”“His behaviour this morning is another profoundly disturbing signal that the president is more loyal to President Putin than to our NATO allies,” they wrote.Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, also criticized Trump’s rhetoric.“I do believe everybody should get to 2 per cent quickly, but the NATO alliance is something that’s very important to the United States and our citizenry, and things that are said to try and create instability, all that it does is strengthen Putin,” Corker said, describing concerns “about conciliatory things that could occur in Helsinki” when Trump sits down with the Russian president.But Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, a strong supporter of the president, said the pipeline issue strikes at the “heart of NATO unity.”“The pipeline gets cheap Russian gas to Germany while bypassing smaller Eastern European nations, allowing Russia to pressure them while Germany is held harmless,” he tweeted, adding: “No amount of preening in Berlin will cover this nakedly selfish policy.”___Associated Press writers Ken Thomas, Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller in Washington, Matthew Lee in Brussels and Maria Danilova in Moscow contributed to this report.___Follow Colvin and Lemire on Twitter at and Donald Trump barrelled into a NATO summit Wednesday with claims that a natural gas pipeline deal has left Germany “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia” as he lobbed fresh complaints about allies’ “delinquent” defence spending during the opening of what was expected to be a fraught two-day meeting.Trump also suggested that NATO allies commit to spending 4 per cent of their gross domestic product on defence — double the current goal of 2 per cent by 2024.The president, in a testy exchange with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg that kicked off his visit, took issue with the U.S. protecting Germany as it strikes deals with Russia.“I have to say, I think it’s very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia where we’re supposed to be guarding against Russia,” Trump said at a breakfast with Stoltenberg. “We’re supposed to protect you against Russia but they’re paying billions of dollars to Russia and I think that’s very inappropriate.”Trump repeatedly described Germany as “captive to Russia” because of the energy deal and urged NATO to look into the issue.German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back firmly, insisting that Germany makes its own decisions and drawing on her own background growing up in communist East Germany behind the Iron Curtain.“I’ve experienced myself a part of Germany controlled by the Soviet Union and I’m very happy today that we are united in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany and can thus say that we can determine our own policies and make our own decisions and that’s very good,” she said.The president appeared to be referring to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would bring gas from Russia to Germany’s northeastern Baltic coast, bypassing Eastern European nations like Poland and Ukraine and doubling the amount of gas Russia can send directly to Germany. The vast undersea pipeline is opposed by the U.S. and some other EU members, who warn it could give Moscow greater leverage over Western Europe. It’s expected to be online at the end of 2019.Environmental-conscious Germany is trying to reduce its reliance on coal and is phasing out nuclear power by 2022, so it hopes to use natural gas to partially fill the gap until the country’s electricity grid can cope with fluctuating levels provided by renewable energy. The alternatives, including U.S. supplies, are more expensive.In their back-and-forth, Stoltenberg stressed to Trump that NATO members have been able to work together despite their differences. “I think that two world wars and the Cold War taught us that we are stronger together than apart,” he told the president, trying to calm tensions.Trump’s dramatic exchange with Stoltenberg set the tone for what was already expected to be a tense day of meetings with leaders of the military alliance as Trump presses jittery NATO allies about their military spending ahead of his meeting next week with Putin.“The United States is paying far too much and other countries are not paying enough, especially some. So we’re going to have a meeting on that,” Trump said, describing the situation as “disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the United States.”“They will spend more,” he later predicted. “I have great confidence they’ll be spending more.”And with that, he went on to push allies at the summit to double their commitment on defence spending.“During the president’s remarks today at the NATO summit, he suggested that countries not only meet their commitment of 2 per cent of their GDP on defence spending, but that they increase it to 4 per cent,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She said the president raised the same issue at NATO last year and that, “Trump wants to see our allies share more of the burden and at a very minimum meet their already stated obligations.”However, a formal summit declaration issued by the NATO leaders Wednesday reaffirmed their “unwavering commitment” to the 2 per cent pledge set in 2014 and made no reference to any effort to get to 4 per cent.Trump’s pipeline criticism was an unusual line of attack for a president who has proclaimed himself eager to improve relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and dismissed the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia tried to undermine Western democracy by meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help Trump win. Trump has long argued that improving relaxations with Russia would be good for both nations.Back in the U.S., Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement describing Trump’s “brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany,” as “an embarrassment.”“His behaviour this morning is another profoundly disturbing signal that the president is more loyal to President Putin than to our NATO allies,” they wrote.Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch also took issue with Trump, saying “I don’t agree with that. Germans wouldn’t agree with that. They are a very strong people.”But Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, a strong supporter of the president, said the pipeline issue strikes at the “heart of NATO unity.”“The pipeline gets cheap Russian gas to Germany while bypassing smaller Eastern European nations, allowing Russia to pressure them while Germany is held harmless,” he tweeted, adding: “No amount of preening in Berlin will cover this nakedly selfish policy.”Despite Trump’s claims about Germany, Merkel served as a forceful advocate for imposing — and maintaining — sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea in 2014, arguing that it violated the principles of the international order established after World War II. The president is also not the first leader to point to the impact of Nord Stream 2 on Europe, echoing complaints from Eastern European allies who note it would cut out transit countries such as Poland and Ukraine.Trump and Merkel met later Wednesday on the sidelines of the summit and kept their remarks polite during a photo opportunity with the press.Trump told reporters the two had a “very, very good relationship” and congratulated Merkel on her “tremendous success.” Asked if they had discussed the pipeline, he said they had, but declined to elaborate.Merkel, for her part, called the two nations “good partners” and said “we wish to continue to co-operate in the future.”Trump then met with French President Emmanuel Macron, who said he disagreed with Trump’s pipeline assessment. But the two appeared on good terms, with Trump joking about the fact that Macron had been asked about it.Trump has long pushed NATO members to meet their agreed-to target of 2 per cent by 2024 and has accused those who don’t of freeloading off the U.S.He tweeted from the summit: “What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are their only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe’s protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.”NATO estimates that 15 members, or just over half, will meet the benchmark by 2024 based on current trends.Brussels is the first leg of a weeklong European tour that will include stops in London and Scotland, as well as a highly anticipated meeting next week with Putin.__Associated Press writers Ken Thomas, Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller in Washington and Maria Danilova in Moscow contributed to this report.__Follow Colvin and Lemire on Twitter at and read more

Minnesota pipeline setback more bad news for oilfield workers says group CEO

CALGARY — The president of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada says a court ruling in Minnesota that could further delay Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project spells more bad news for Canadian oilfield workers.Gary Mar says investor confidence in Western Canada’s oil industry is at low ebb and that has resulted in lower producer spending on exploration and production and fewer jobs for his members.On Monday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals said state regulators must conduct a further review of the Line 3 project because its environmental impact statement doesn’t address the possibility of an oil spill into the Lake Superior watershed.Enbridge said in March the project, which is to add 370,000 barrels per day of export capacity of Canadian crude, would be delayed until the second half of 2020, a year later than expected, due to permitting issues.Oil companies in Canada have cancelled or delayed spending on oilsands and conventional oil projects and the province of Alberta has imposed production quotas because of price discounts blamed on crude output exceeding pipeline capacity.Mar says the problems with getting production to Canada’s main customer illustrates the importance of being able to export to other markets around the world through access to tidewater with projects such as the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the West Coast.“Whenever there is a delay or some impediment to takeaway capacity, that has a direct affect on the interest of producers in committing capital to projects,” Mar said.“Without producers committing themselves to capital projects, there’s no work for our members.” Companies in this article: (TSX:ENB)The Canadian Press read more

Hackers offered Sri Lanka as carrot to Indian Army

Hackers often use links of dubious websites to inject malware in their victim’s system. These malware are designed to disrupt or damage or gain unauthorised access to a computer, and may steal critical information.Incidentally, the hackers tried to attack Indian Army officers with offers of Sri Lanka posting at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Colombo for a two-day visit.Both the Army Cyber Group and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-India) are trying to ascertain the source of the attacks. The sender of the mail was nicknamed ADGMT-16. The mail was made to look as if it had been sent by Indian Army’s Directorate General of Military Training, which details officers and personnel for attending courses within and outside India along with the Military Secretary’s branch, the sources said.Soon after, the first few officers who received the malicious mail referred it to the Army Cyber Group, which issued an immediate alert to caution the officers against opening the mail. The Army Cyber Group in its warning, said, ‘A malicious email from *karmi***** is being sent to Army personnel. Sources said the first few officers who received the mail got suspicious as soon as they received it as the Army does not offer or announce postings of officers on private mailbox and communicates only on its intranet.In the last couple of months, this is the second massive attack on the Indian Army officers in a bid to steal classified information from their personal emails which could be used in many ways including blackmailing the victims or using the stolen data for anti-Indian activities, sources said.In April, the Army Cyber Group had uncovered a coordinated attempt to hack into the computers of its senior officers with decoy emails that purportedly contained links of ‘their sex videos’. ‘The email contains a malicious file ‘DEPUTATION_OF_ONE_ARM Y_OFFICER_TO_ATTEND_SRI_ LANKA. Xls’.‘On opening the malicious file, a data stealing malware gets installed in the computer. Please do not open the email’. They suspect it to be the job of Chinese and Pakistani hackers as they have been using similar tactics in the past. A massive cyber attack on the computers of Indian Army officers has been thwarted. Suspected Pakistani and Chinese hackers attempted to inject data stealing malware on military systems by luring army officers by offering a foreign posting to Sri Lanka.‘The pinpointed attacks were launched on Friday by the hackers to middle-rung Indian Army officers by sending them an email purportedly sent from a Government server and asking them to avail the offer of going for a posting to attend a prestigious course in a Sri Lankan military academy,’ Army sources told Mail Today. At least four officers of Lieutenant General-rank posted at South Block headquarters were the target of the malicious bid.The nationality of the hackers in the April attack has not yet been ascertained but the Army unit traced the server and the Internet Protocol address to Germany.After a few incidents of virtual honey-trapping by Pakistani agents, the Army has been on an overdrive to educate its personnel to guard against such attacks.One example of this is evident in calling an official Army telephone number, which plays a recorded message about the need to be careful from foreign agents who have been trying to extract information by all means. (Colombo Gazette) read more

FLSmidth opens allinone service centre in Santiago Chile

first_imgFollowing the news about the South African facility IM broke on June 21, FLSmidth has just opened an all-in-one service centre (a Supercenter), in Renca, Santiago, Chile. The centre is one of eight planned to be built in countries where FLSmidth has significant mining and cement operations. “This Santiago Supercenter, just as other FLSmidth Supercenters, is tailored to increase customer plant efficiency and safety among other critical offerings,” said George Robles, FLSmidth country manager for Chile. “Through this Supercenter, our customer relationships are expanded and services are tailored to meet their needs while we are also reaching out to the local universities and communities to enhance education and skills.” The centre allows for proximity to customers for timely parts delivery and support, strategic stock, re-build and repair capabilities, a training room for customers and their staff to learn to use equipment optimally among other uses, small-scale laboratory services and, increased employment opportunities in the community. Currently, FLSmidth employs approximately 60 people at its two Chilean service facilities and a total of 850 in Chile. The Santiago Supercenter is located at Calle Fresia 2132, Renca.To celebrate the new facility, FLSmidth sponsored a Supercenter grand opening on June 14, which was attended by employees and community members. The opening included a ribbon cutting.“A unique element of the FLSmidth Supercenter concept is our community outreach,” said Romy Martin, supercenter director, who spoke at the ribbon cutting event. “We believe in impacting the local societies with what we do best, which is offering knowledge, training, and the development of people. When we are developing our local societies, we are also improving and enhancing our and our customers’ businesses. This and our other Supercenters will host trainings and educational meetings to enrich the community.”When completed, the eight Supercenters will be in six countries: Tucson, Arizona, USA; Brisbane and Perth, Australia; Arequipa, Peru; Antofagasta and Santiago, Chile; Khanbogd, Mongolia; and Delmas, South Africa.last_img read more

New ProGrade screens introduced by CDE Global

first_imgMaterials washing specialists, CDE Global has announced the introduction of a number of new screens in the ProGrade range which include a new patented screen design system. According to CDE the new screen design system results in a stronger but lighter screen which requires less power. This is possible as a result of the design of the side walls on the screens. The new bolted screens also include zero welds and are galvanised as standard, all of which serves to maximise plant life, maximise plant availability and minimise time required for maintenance.An additional feature of the new ProGrade screens is the patent pending CDE U-Span cross members. The new cross member design is modular across the ProGrade range and also include zero welds. As well as offering enhanced geometric consistency the new design facilitates increased space between screen decks, allowing for quick and easy access to replace screen media.Speaking about the developments, Product Development Manager Kevin Vallelly said: “The first stage of the new ProGrade product launch sees the introduction of our new patented technology on a number of screens and dewatering screens. The developments will also be incorporated on the new EvoWash 100 range of sand washing plants and across the M2500, M3500 and M4500 portable washing plants and the R2500 primary screening unit.”The new screen design system is now available on the ProGrade P2-75 (two deck 5 m x1.5 m screen), P3-75 (three deck 5 m x1.5 m screen) and P2-108 (two deck 6 m x1.8 m screen). Over the course of the next few months the new design will also be offered on the ProGrade P3-108 (three deck 6 m x1.8 m screen).last_img read more

FIRST TIME IN EUROPE New York City THC to play in London

Handball in UKHandball in USANew York City handball teamUSA handball New York against London – sounds interesting, but when you say HANDBALL it’s even more of that. Before the clash at the Olympic venue in London – Copper Box, made an interview about all the aspects of USA handball with the New York City and USA NT goalkeeper, Ivan Ignjatovic:– As most people around the world know handball in USA is not as popular as any other minor mainstream sport. It’s mostly played by expats who either have moved to make a better life in USA, and have brought the game with them from Europe, or they are curious American athletes who love the action and intensity of the sport and believe they could represent USA in major sporting event as Olympics.About 50 teams in USA…– The sport itself its considered an amateur sport and it’s regulated by USATH which is the National Governing Body for the sport, and certified by IHF. There are around 30 men’s clubs around the country and around 16 women’s clubs. The youth system of competitions do not exist, but there is a Collegiate competition between 6 college teams to announce the College National Champions.New York City THC are the biggest force…Our club New York City THC plays in the Northeast region, which is the only handball league in the country. Other regions play regional qualifiers, or just tournaments during the year. We have been champions of our league for 8-years in a row, and in the past 5 years we won US National Championship 4 times, and every tournament we have participated in. In the past two years we have had players from 47 different countries play with New York City HC. That’s where our slogan The World’s Handball Club came from. We are a truly diverse group of people. New York City Team Handball Club was formed in 1973. It was composed of immigrants, temporary workers of United Nation and anybody who wanted to practice and learn the sport. Our practices were held in the United Nation school gym. From the beginning the club carried men as well as womens teams. Loyalty, enthusiasm and friendship allowed the club to survive, and later grow. In 1992 the team moved to Brooklyn, and in 2007 we expanded in New York City. New York City is all about different cultures living together, and New York City Team Handball Club is the epitome of what New York represents. We have people joining from all over the world (Poland, Estonia, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, France, Switzerland, Argentina, Japan, Netherlands, Turkey, Brasil, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, China and many more), which helps us learn more about each others culture. It’s a place where diversity rules.NEW YORK CITY’S “BIG APPLE” TOURNAMENT– We are also organizers of the only and largest handball event in the country. New York City’s “Big Apple” event is an annual international team handball tournament that brings together players from all over the world to compete in the largest promotional gathering in USA of some of the best team handball players and coaches of the world. It’s an opportunity for New York City sports fans to have a glimpse of the second most popular team sport in Europe right in their doorstep.MANY GREAT NAMES PLAYED HANDBALL IN NYCThe Big Apple international tournament is a joint collaboration between Teamsportreisen, and New York City Team Handball Club. It’s a unique opportunity for people from all over the world to play handball, celebrate New Year’s Eve and enjoy everything the greatest city in the world has to offer. Having players like Wislander, Richardson, Lovgren, Masip, Vranjes, Fritz, Djomba, Svenson, Sprem, Hens, Christiansen and many more who have won Olympic, World and European Championships gold medals come to New York City to play handball and celebrate New Years Eve is a big deal for the sport in general. These guys resemble the US basketball Dream Team from 1996 Olympics – dominant throughout their careers, and true athletes that love the sport, who continue to help our mission in building awareness and promoting the game of team handball here in New York and US.This year Big Apple is on Dec 28-29, 2013.LONDON’S CLASHES AGREED DURING OLYMPIC GAMESThe games in London against Great Britain Olympic team, and England’s best team London GD were planned last year during the Olympics. Initially as just an idea, and a step forward to building a relationships between two top clubs from England and USA, on September 8, 2013 this will become a reality. It’s going to be the first time New York City HC plays a handball game across the Atlantic, and it happens to be for the 40th year anniversary.THE FIRST TIME IN EUROPEThe team practices twice a week, and has different level of players. We have former professional players who have played mostly in Europe, and in Asia. The level of play in our club, considering it’s an amateur sport and not played every day it resembles lower 2nd division of Bundesliga. One thing is for sure that anyone who plays handball in New York City is very passionate about the game, and they will give 100% each and every game. All our efforts are done volunterally, and we all pay to play this game.LEWIS HOWES ONE OF THE MEMBERSLewis Howes is a former football player, who decided to give it a shot in handball. He moved from Ohio to NYC to join our club to learn the game. Being in a group of so many Europeans, and experienced players we were able to help Lewis learn the game, and within 1-year we helped him join the USA Men’s National Team. This past month he had a tryout with Ademar Leon in Spain, and he was called back to join the team. He is still a player of our club, and will join the team in the trip to London.“WE WANT TO QUALIFY FOR WCH 2015 IN QATAR”As far as the USA National Team, this year hopes are really high to qualify for 2015 World Championship in Qatar. Few of our players all from former Yugoslavia have been called to represent USA, and hopefully help them qualify for the first time to WC since 2001. It’s a battle for 3 spots from the entire Americas where the favorites are Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Greenland and Cuba if they participate. It’s a tough road to Qatar, but this year USA is determined to give it a shot, and hopefully gain a spot.WEB: TWITTER: VIDEO: VIDEO: FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM: ← Previous Story SEHA South Stream League 2013/2014 opening match: Tatran wins in Belarus! Next Story → HUNGARY: Easy season start for Pick Szeged read more

Open Thread Who would you like to see named in Joe Schmidts

first_imgPROFESSIONAL RUGBY PLAYERS on this island will no doubt try to tell you that they are focusing on the imminent match against Saracens / Ospreys / Edinburgh / Leicester.However, come 9.30am or so this morning every Irish qualified player in the land will shelve Heineken Cup matters for a while and take an anxious glance at their phone to see if there happens to be a text or a voicemail inviting them for an all-expenses paid trip to Carton House.Yes, Joe Schmidt will today announce his squad for the Six Nations and he more than anyone will know that, while running New Zealand close was a lift to the rugby mindset in this country, only results will matter from here on in.There will be some absentees, most notably Sean O’Brien and Mike Sherry, unavailable from the 34-strong list Schmidt put out before the November series. All in all though, Schmidt is unlikely to see this as the window for wholesale changes.So who would you like to see capped or brought in from the international cold?Is it finally time to award Kieran Marmion with a cap? Or perhaps James Hart?Has JJ Hanrahan merited a room in the Kildare resort, or are three out-halves enough to argue over?With Tommy O’Donnell back fit, is he the answer to O’Brien’s absence? Or has Jordi Murphy done enough to merit a place instead?Answer these questions (or ignore them completely, we’re not fussy) in the comments section below.last_img read more

Firefox 4 is featurepacked and available to download

first_imgAs promised, Mozilla has today officially launched the final version of Firefox 4 and with it brought some of the biggest changes to the Firefox web browser for quite some time.Lets start with the new interface which has been completely redesigned to get out of your way. In reality that means more screen real estate for web pages, and more functionality hidden away behind a buttons.Tabs now appear by default above the address bar and therefore take up less space as they sit where the window bar used to be. To the left of your tabs is a Firefox button which hides many of the links and menus you’d find on the typical menu bar, which is also missing from the default interface. On the far right is a small Bookmarks button giving access to the usual list of links, and above that is a Home button.The layout can be changed to make it more like Firefox 3.x though, but in general this layout does seem to be a progression we as users should embrace as it frees up the screen.One of the major improvements Firefox 4 introduces is something called Tab Groups (formerly Tab Candy and also referred to as Panorama). This is going to please anyone who gets frustrated managing lots of tabs all the time, and something we have previewed before. Basically, it allows you to assign each tab a group, then Firefox will only display the tabs in an active group on the tab bar (think of it like having multiple desktop views, but within your browser). If you want to see tabs in another group you simply click the Tab Group icon which brings up the groups, and select the tab you want. You can also right-click a tab and move it to a group. Once you’ve used this organization feature a few times you’ll wonder how you coped without it.While you’re exploring this new found tab paradise you may also notice web pages rendering faster. That’s the new JavaScript engine which is touted as being up to 6x faster than that used in Firefox 3.x. Staying with performance features there’s also WebGL support for 3D on the web, and hardware acceleration taking advantage of OpenGL, Direct2D and Direct3D on your machine’s GPU. There’s also crash protection in case a plug-in like Flash dies so as to not crash the whole browser.Mozilla has also taken on board the fact we don’t just use one point of access for the web anymore. You may have a main PC, netbook, smartphone, and tablet. The Sync features allows the same Firefox experience to be accessed across multiple devices. So you get all your bookmarks, passwords, history, and even open tabs automatically fed to each device.There’s also a bunch of new security and personalization features to help make the upgrade to Firefox 4 compelling. After just half an hour of use I am happy with the new browser and don’t think I’ll be looking back too often, if at all. Mozilla certainly looks to have delivered with this release.Firefox 4 is available now as a 12MB download which will act as both a new install or an upgrade. I can confirm that all your bookmarks and preferences seem to be carried over to the new browser, but it’s worth doing a backup of your bookmarks anyway before doing the upgrade.via Mozillalast_img read more

Fishy business with a difference

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram I’d say we’re a seafood company that doesn’t really stick to the norms,” says Bill Iakovakis, co-owner of Marina Seafood, just after I’ve been shown the amazing mural sprayed on the roller doors of his new shopfront. Featuring a fluorescent hip-hop vision of marine life, it’s a bold, bright and unique way of presenting a business with a difference. Co-owner Peter Macarios is already planning another similar giant artwork inside the shop featuring a street-wise mermaid. “Mermaids are the only sea creatures we don’t sell,” quips Peter, who bought Marina Seafood with Bill a year ago. The retail side is a new venture, offering walk-in customers the same prices that the business offers to over two hundred regular wholesale buyers (mostly restaurants) across Victoria. Based on Sydney Road in Melbourne’s Brunswick district, Peter and Bill set up shop together a year ago, but have known each other nearly thirty years. “We compliment each other,” says Bill, “I’m the passive one and he’s the angry one, although on some days it’ll be the other way round.” Trained in criminology at La Trobe University, Bill who grew up in Prahran, always had a nose for something fishy, but because he failed the eye test, a career with the Victoria Police was a non-starter. He went instead into credit control and business accounting. “I’ve sort of fallen into this industry”, says Bill. “It’s a career that I choose to do, rather than have to do.” Despite it’s long hours, as Bill talks, his enthusiasm for his chosen profession is clear. “One thing I stress to the staff is that ultimately we’re in the service industry. It’s about providing a service and an experience. If you can’t provide those things, somebody else will.” “That’s been the biggest drive for us – to go that little bit extra with our customers.” Bill started working with Peter Macarios more than ten years ago, sorting out the paperwork for Peter’s previous company Thasos Seafoods. Fish have always played a central part in Peter’s life. “On the day I was born in Melbourne’s Queen Vic hospital,” says Peter, “my father (Giorgos) was fishing for scallops in Port Phillip Bay. He was the first Greek to fish for scallops here,” says Peter proudly. “My father had always fished, from the early days back in Kavalla.” Peter’s own start in seafood commerce began when, as a 21-year-old, he bought a fish and chip shop in Toorak back in ’86. Work at Footscray wholesale fish market followed, before Peter started his first wholesale seafood business. 25 years later, Peter’s still up regularly at 3am, in time to get to Footscray to get the early morning catch. “Most of our fresh fish comes from the Bass Strait,” says Peter. “Calamari, octopus, scallops and oysters are some of the big sellers.” With twelve staff, Marina Seafood has a fleet of seven delivery vans travelling the length and breadth of Victoria, often making up to fifty deliveries a day. “Because we’re a new business, we’re here seven days a week,” says Bill , who admits that such commitment has its cost. “It does put a toll on the family.” “It’s a very competitive business. Probably 80 per cent of our industry, especially in the fresh produce, is Greek. The majority are migrants, whether it be Asians or Greeks.” When I ask what advantages Marina Seafood offers to customers who might normally buy their fish at the local supermarket, Bill says it’s not just about price. “We pride ourselves on the freshness of our product, also we have a lot of variety. But it’s also about the service, we like to educate our customers, they’ll say we want to cook some fish up, we’ll introduce them to different types of fish, and suggest ways to prepare it.” Bill’s favourite fish recipe? “Probably grilled snapper – with a bit of a lemon juice and a touch of cracked pepper.” “Whether you go with whiting, garfish, snapper, I don’t think you can beat a whole fish grilled or steamed.” It’s obvious, that while Bill and Peter are every inch commercial creatures, dealing in seafood is as much a labour of love, as it is a means to make a living. “The way our diet is changing now,” says Bill, “we’ve got to take into consideration that our generation is getting healthier, with the exposure we have to quality seafood and such rich produce available in this country.” To get hold of Bill and Peter’s fine fish and seafood products head over to their new shop at 169 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria, open Tues-Wed 8am-2pm and Thurs-Sat 8am-4pm. Tel. (03) 9387 7897last_img read more

God of War Release Date Announced New Story Trailer Revealed

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘God of War’ Documentary ‘Raising Kratos’ Explores 2018’s Top Video GamePS4 Hits Turn Tabletop With ‘God of War,’ ‘Bloodborne&… Since late last year, rumors pertaining to the release date of God of War began to circulate around the internet. Dates ranged from March 22, 2018, to June 30th. Sony has finally laid all rumors to rest by announcing a solid release date. The gods of Norse mythology will meet their demise by Kratos’ hand on April 20. Yes… that April 20.This announcement comes straight from God of War developer Santa Monica Studio, who let everyone know on Twitter. Along with a solid release date, a new trailer was revealed.The trailer gives more detail about the game’s plot. Particularly, we’re shown why Kratos and his son Atreus set out on their perilous journey. Kratos is a god, which is something Atreus finally discovers during the course of the game. Being that this is God of War, the trailer has plenty of action. Kratos is seen taking on both man and monster with his new battle axe. It’s an epic trailer for what will no doubt be an epic story.“There has been a long journey just to reach this point, so it’s a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end,” said God of War director Corey Barlog on the PlayStation Blog. “While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we have been crafting for nearly five years!”In addition to a release date and trailer, Sony also announced a number of pre-order bonuses. Pre-ordering at any retailer will net users three “legendary” shield skins. By pre-ordering from GameStop (or EB Games), players will get the “Luck of Ages” XP boost, which grants +10 Luck and has one enchantment. There is, of course, the deity-pleasing Stone Mason collector’s edition which we previously reported on.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Ashley Young warns Liverpool Man United have another gear

first_imgManchester United can still reach another level ahead of Sunday’s Premier League showdown against rivals Liverpool, warns Ashley Young.The Red Devils are in an incredible run of form at the moment with 11 wins in 13 matches ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in to replace Jose Mourinho as manager on an interim basis.The Norwegian’s impact at Old Trafford has made him a strong favourite to land the managerial role on a permanent basis at the end of the season, despite Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri being linked with the role.On the back of suffering his first defeat in charge of United last week in a 2-0 Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain, Solskjaer bounced back superbly from the setback by leading his old club to a 2-0 FA Cup victory at Chelsea on Monday.But full-back Young thinks United still have something left in the tank for Liverpool this Sunday.“I think we had another gear to go,” said Young, according to ESPN.“It was very good to get the win away [at Chelsea] and the way we did it.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It gives us all massive belief, obviously you will get confidence from winning games and that’s exactly what we have done.“We beat Spurs away, and Arsenal away and now Chelsea away.“Liverpool is at the weekend and we will build up to that this week and concentrate on that when it comes about.”After progressing to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, Solskjaer’s men will take a trip to Molineux on March 16 to take on the high-flying Wolves for a spot in the last four of the competition.“I was surprised we didn’t get [Manchester] City,” Young said.“That’s what we were looking for but you have to beat every team in the competition and that’s what we’ll do go down there [to Wolves] to beat them and get through to the semifinal.”The Premier League match between United and Liverpool at Old Trafford will begin at 3:05 PM (CET) this Sunday.LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Paul Pogba of Manchester United (kneeling) celebrates with team mates as he scores his team’s second goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on February 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)last_img read more

Working around the clock to make sure the transAlaska Pipeline holds water

first_imgA group of 798 pipeliners welds a section of the Trans Alaska Pipeline. (Photo courtesy of Diane Schenker)Robert Grove had spent three years living in a cabin he built in Talkeetna when he decided to return to Fairbanks in 1976 to find work as a laborer on the trans-Alaska Pipeline.When Grove went to the labor union hall he found a job performing hydrotests, a process that flushed water through 25-mile stretches of the pipeline at extremely high pressure. It was a coveted job on the pipeline because it required a lot of hours on the clock. Grove is now retired and living in Ester.Listen nowGROVE: The first week I went to work was the only week in two and a half years that I worked less than eighty hours a week. Many times we would work twenty-four hours a day. I was on a labor crew along with a 798 pipeline crew. Those guys were all out of Tulsa. All of the laborers were all from Alaska. They respected us Alaskans because they all knew we hunted, and we were pretty crazy. These guys all had guns on the pipeline — which was amongst other things that were illegal — and they just thought we did, so they didn’t mess around with us.You wouldn’t believe the stuff that would come out of that pipe. Kind of always wondered where it comes from. I mean chairs, booze, clothes — all kinds of stuff.One night in October, the pipe, it dropped from 45 degrees to twenty below when they had about twenty miles of pipe full of water. Needless to say everybody freaked out. Frank P. Moolin himself, who was the head of the whole pipeline, landed in a helicopter that morning. And everybody was scheduled to leave the next day — that was supposed to be the last day for the season. And guys were going all over the world to get married, to move on with their lives and what not. He knew that, and he basically said to our crew that, “If you stay here we’re going to be here another month, and we have to wait for a bunch of boilers to be trucked up from the oil fields in Alberta. And we just need to heat up the water that we’re pulling out of the Jim river, two degrees.”One of the conditions that Frank Moolin said was, “If you stay here and work another month I will fly you to anywhere in the country that you want to go, and I’ll fly you back and make sure that you’re the first one called out of the haul in the spring.”And he definitely lived up to his word. I was down in Guatemala and Mexico and got a telegram. I had a message at the Mexican embassy in Mexico City. And I went there and I had tickets to fly back to Fairbanks.This story is part of Midnight Oil, a new podcast from Alaska’s Energy Desk. To hear more you can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.last_img read more

Martian Face Turns Out to be a Rocky Mesa

first_img( — In 1976, the Viking spacecraft, flying above Mars, captured an image of what appeard to be a large face on the surface of the planet. The face appeared, to many, as proof that a Martian civilization existed; beings not unlike humans must have populated Mars at one time. The famous “face on Mars” is located in the Cydonia region of Mars. The latest image was taken with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. The camera is located on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The Orbiter is a satellite in orbit around Mars, designed to get a good look at the Martian surface. The resolution offered by these images is much higher than that taken by previous spacecraft. Images have been taken over the years, including in 1998 and 2001. The latest images were taken in 2007. As technology has improved, though, images show the face becoming blurrier and blurrier. And now, it appears the face on Mars has disappeared altogether. Technology has advanced a considerable amount since the original photo was taken, though. And now NASA has released a new image of the area — one that shows quite clearly that what looks like a face in the 1976 image is really just a rocky mesa. offers this explanation for the differences in the two images:Taken from much nearer to the planet and with a substantially higher resolution camera, the features so distinctive in the original image completely vanish in the new one. The original Viking Orbiter image had much lower spatial resolution and a different lighting geometry, factors that led to the optical illusion. 1976 Viking image. Image source: NASA NASA celebrates 30 years of Mars research © 2010 More information: “Face on Mars or Rocky Hill? New Photo Reveals Truth,” (July 30, 2010). Available online: … cs-famous-face-mars/.”Extreme Close-Up of the Face on Mars,” Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today (July 28, 2010). Available online: … of-the-face-on-mars/ Citation: Martian Face Turns Out to be a Rocky Mesa (2010, August 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 2007 HiRISE image. Image source: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Explore further 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.last_img read more

PM Modi Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan

first_imgSantiniketan (West Bengal): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan here on Friday to symbolically highlight the warm bilateral cultural ties between the two countries. The inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan inside the Vishwa Bharti University complex took place in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.The Bangladesh Bhavan features a museum that showcases renowned poet Rabindranath Tagore’s association with that country, the Liberation War of Bangladesh and Indo-Bangla relations. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt has been built at a cost of Rs. 25 crores, which was provided by the Bangladesh government.A fund of Rs. 10 crores would be given to help maintain the museum premises.Reportedly, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will also be signed between Vishwa Bharati University and the Secondary and Higher Secondary Division of the Bangladesh education ministry.Prime Minister Hasina, who is on a two-day visit to India, on the invitation of Prime Minister Modi, was received by Banerjee.As per reports, both Prime Ministers will hold a bilateral meeting.Prime Minister Hasina will return to Bangladesh on Saturday night.last_img read more

Amazon Prime Day 2019 Where to Look For Deals

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbesAmerica’s Richest Self-Made WomenForbesUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoTODAYCeline Dion Discusses Her Recent Weight Loss: ‘Everything’s Fine’TODAYUndoCNETThe absolute fastest U.S. Air Force planes in the skyCNETUndoAdvertisement Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Author Bio Phillip Tracy,center_img Amazon Prime Day is here, which means it’s time to look for deals on those gadgets you’ve been saving up for. We’ve got tons of resources to help you find the best discounts, from our continuously updated Prime Day hub page to the spotlight deals we’ll be posting on a regular basis. But before you even start searching for deals, it’s important to know all the places where you should be looking for discounts. Whether you’re on your laptop, iPhone, Android smartphone or jamming out on your Alexa-enabled speakers, here are all the places you can search for and buy products during Prime Day.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Amazon.comWhere most people will spend their day scanning for deals, is the central hub for this crazy shopping event.Just head over to Amazon’s home page and you’ll immediately be greeted by Prime Day deals curated to your preferences. You can also search by product category using the drop-down from the top-left corner. And oh, how many categories there are, from clothes to garden supplies to electronics, you can find Prime Day deals on just about anything you can think of. Amazon Shopping AppIf you don’t have access to a laptop or desktop, then you’ll want to download the Amazon Shopping app on your smartphone. Available from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, the Shopping App is  Shopping for Prime Day deals is faster, more organized and far more convenient on the Shopping App than using the mobile site on a web browser app. The Amazon Shopping app will feature all of the deals showcased on, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on a deal. Best of all, the Shopping App is available for free. Just type “Amazon Shopping” into your phone’s respective app store search bar and install. Amazon Prime NowCan’t wait two days to try out all your shiny new tech? Try the Prime Now app. Available in several major U.S. markets, Prime Now offers free 2-hour shipping on orders of $35 or more. Prime Now won’t offer every deal found on the or the Amazon Shopping apps, but many popular items will be available for superfast delivery. After you’ve added the items to your shopping cart and selected “check out”, you’ll be asked to select a delivery time. The next page will show you the next available delivery times and one- or two-hour delivery windows. Note, selecting a one-hour delivery window will cost a bit more. You can use Prime Now on Prime Day to get two-hour delivery even if you don’t plan on spending $35. Just keep in mind that there’s a fee if you don’t meet that minimum. Amazon Alexa SpeakersCredit: Tom’s GuideYou can shop Prime Day without even using your hands. If you own an an Alexa-powered speaker then you can purchase items or groceries from Amazon or Whole Foods using voice commands. The Voice Shopping feature is easy to use: just say “Alexa, order batteries” and the personal assistant will tell you the item name and price before ordering it for you. You can even ask Alexa to cancel your order or track your shipment after your purchase has gone through. Before you use Alexa to make a purchase, make sure your default shipping address is the one you want the item sent to. Also, double-check that your payment methods are in order. Prime Video/Kindle/Music AppsAmazon doesn’t just sell products, it also offers services, including Prime Video, Prime Music and Kindle. Cinephiles will find deals on movie rentals and DVDs on Amazon’s Prime Video website and the Prime Video app. For music junkies, Amazon is already offering unlimited music streaming for 0.99 cents for four months until July 16. That’s a huge deal considering Amazon normally charges $7.99 a month for Music Unlimited. Along with sales on Kindle products, we’re expecting big discounts on popular books sold through the Kindle store or on the Amazon Kindle app. Whole Foods That’s right, Whole Foods. Now owned by Amazon, Whole Foods is giving everyone who spends $10 in-store or on Prime Now a $10 gift card for Prime Day. Additionally, the organic grocery store will also offer more Prime member deals during Prime Day. So far, those include $2 off a rotisserie chicken, buy one, get one free on brown butter cookies and 20% off sliced deli meats (per pounds). Whole Foods is known for its high prices (It’s called Whole Paycheck for a reason) so Prime Day is a great time to stock up on organic groceries. Amazon Prime Day 2019: Start Date, Best Deals and MoreThis story originally appeared on Tom’s Guide. Phillip Tracy, last_img read more

Gazette hits the shelves early this week

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