Nunavut man says triple murder done in selfdefence

first_imgAPTN National NewsChris Bishop, the man convicted of killing three people and wounding two others with a semi-automatic rifle in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, has been granted an appeal.Bishop is scheduled to appear in Nunavut court on Sept. 25.Bishop was sentenced to life in prison in 2010 for the 2007 killings. During the trial, no defence witnesses were called to the stand.Bishop’s lawyer says that the victims were trying to break into his home and that he was justified in firing 30 bullets in his own defence.The three appeal judges will determine if there is enough evidence to justify a new trial.last_img

Outbreak of Rift Valley fever affecting humans in South Africa – UN

31 March 2010Dozens of farmers, veterinarians and farm workers have been infected with Rift Valley fever in South Africa, and at least two people have died, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. Dozens of farmers, veterinarians and farm workers have been infected with Rift Valley fever in South Africa, and at least two people have died, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. Transmitted by mosquitoes, RVF is a dangerous disease that affects both livestock – including sheep, goats, cattle and camels – and humans, but is usually well-established in animal populations by the time the first human cases are observed. Most of the 63 people coming down with the virus came into direct contact with infected livestock or were somehow linked to farms housing animals confirmed to have RVF. All cases of RVF in the current outbreak have been confirmed by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Johannesburg. According to WHO, there has been an ongoing outbreak of RVF affecting sheep, goats, cattle and wildlife on farms in seven of South Africa’s nine provinces. As of 29 March, nearly 80 farms have reported laboratory-confirmed cases in animals, with extensive deaths. South African authorities continue to investigate the outbreak and are also taking steps to enhance disease surveillance among cattle and in managing the infections. The last major outbreak in animals in the country took place between 1974 and 1976, with up to 20,000 animals affected. Humans become infected through mosquito bites or direct contact with infected material and liquids such as animal blood during slaughtering, while the uncooked milk of infected animals can also pose a risk. No cases of human-to-human transmission have ever been reported. While some infected people experience no detectable symptoms, others develop flu-like fever, muscle pain, headaches, joint pain, vomiting, loss of appetite and sensitivity to light. In more severe cases patients can also experience lesions in their eyes, neurological problems, liver impairment and haemorrhagic fever symptoms including widespread bleeding. read more

North American markets bounce back as energy and mining stocks recover slightly

TORONTO — North American equity markets rose as energy and mining stocks recovered despite a continuing decline in commodity prices.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 79 points to close at 13,016.59, adding to a meagre 15-point gain on Wednesday after Canada’s main index tumbled more than 430 points earlier in the week.New York indexes also rose, following a three-day losing streak.The Dow Jones added 82.45 points to close at 17,574.75, while the S&P 500 climbed 4.61 points to 2,052.23 and the Nasdaq rose 22.30 points to 5,045.17.On commodity markets, the January contract for benchmark oil lost 40 cents to US$36.76 a barrel, January natural gas gave back almost five cents to settle at US$2.015 per mmBtu and February gold fell $4.50 to US$1,072.00 an ounce.Falling oil helped pull the loonie down 0.36 of a cent to 73.36 cents U.S. The Canadian dollar has lost more than a cent and a half in value against the greenback since Dec. 3. read more

Classaction lawsuit filed in NYC against Warner Music Atlantic over unpaid internships

Class-action lawsuit filed in NYC against Warner Music, Atlantic over unpaid internships NEW YORK, N.Y. – A former intern has filed a class-action lawsuit against Warner Music Group and Atlantic Records over his unpaid internship.The suit was filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.Plaintiff Justin Henry says he was never paid for the office work he performed from October 2007 through May 2008 but should have been under state labour law.The suit alleges there was no academic or vocational training as part of the internship, and that employees would have needed to be hired to do the work if Henry wasn’t doing it for free.Atlantic is part of Warner Music Group. Warner declined to comment on pending litigation.Similar lawsuits over unpaid internships have been filed in other industries like magazine publishing. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 17, 2013 7:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

New cryptocurrencies offering more than just a way to pay for things

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 22, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The success of bitcoin has spurred the launch of hundreds of copycat digital payment systems looking to cash in on the popularity of the cryptocurrency. A Bitcoin ATM sticker is posted to the window of a coffee shop in downtown Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward New cryptocurrencies offering more than just a way to pay for things online OTTAWA – The success of bitcoin has spurred the launch of hundreds of copycat digital payment systems looking to cash in on the popularity of the cryptocurrency.But now a new generation of digital assets are gaining momentum, offering to do more with blockchain — the technology that powers bitcoin as a currency — than just allow a way to pay for things online using virtual Internet money.Ethereum, one of the biggest cryptocurrencies after bitcoin, has emerged as one of these up-and-coming alternatives, says Bitaccess co-founder Moe Adham, whose company provides software services for financial technology businesses using blockchain.“It’s a different type of digital currency that has different properties and allows people to do interesting things,” said Adham.Even the Bank of Canada, together with several other partners, have started to look at whether blockchain technology could be used for wholesale payment systems to move enormous dollar amounts daily. They found that while it may be possible in the future, concerns over issues such as privacy must still be addressed.Jean-Paul Lam, an associate professor in economics at the University of Waterloo, says bitcoin is but one application of blockchain technology, just like email is one application of the Internet.He says Ethereum uses blockchain for “smart contracts,” which are electronic versions of regular contracts that are automatically executed once all the conditions are met.And while “ethers” are traded like other cryptocurrencies, they are meant to be used to pay for actions on the Ethereum network.“You can put as many conditions as you want in the contract,” said Lam, noting that institutions like banks are interested in the technology because it could cut out the middle-man in transactions.Ripple is another cryptocurrency that individuals can buy on one of the many sites that trade cryptocurrencies, but it was built to allow banks to send international payments across networks. The system looks to reduce costs and increase the speed for global payment services.Meanwhile, Monero is meant to be a secure, private and untraceable currency. It uses a system that allows users to send and receive funds without their transactions being publicly visible on the blockchain.“It uses a different kind of technology to make not only transactions private, but also these transactions untraceable,” said Lam, explaining that bitcoin transactions can be seen.Adham says cryptocurrencies have evolved since bitcoin first launched in 2009.“Right now we can see a lot of payments are occurring on these digital currency networks,” he said.“But what is really coming next is that people are going to start to engage in contracts and start to perform more complex financial transactions than they do even in the current financial system.” read more

Banking inquiry will have powers to compel but no witnesses until after

first_imgAN OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE that will investigate the banking collapse will have automatic powers to compel witnesses to appear before it, but it is unlikely to take evidence in public hearings until after the local and European elections.The government hopes to have the long-awaited inquiry into the collapse and subsequent guarantee of the State’s banking system established by April, but the exact details of its membership and who chairs it are still to be worked out.Preparatory work by the banking inquiry committee, once it is established, is likely to delay it taking evidence in public until after the local and European elections, has learned, potentially alleviating concerns that it will be a “political show trial” to damage Fianna Fáil. It could be the autumn before public hearings and witness evidence begins. The task of assembling the committee, determining the suitability of members, and setting its terms of reference will fall to the Dáil’s Committee on Procedure and Privileges (CPP), which has a majority of government members.Crucially, the CPP will give automatic powers of compelability to the banking inquiry. Currently the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) must apply to the CPP and ask it to compel a witness, a protracted process which has delayed the appearance of a former SIPTU official before the PAC over inquiries into an alleged ‘slush fund’ at the union.Any TD who has made subjective comments about bankers or individuals connected to the crisis and the inquiry is likely to be excluded from being part of the committee. A government source insisted last night there are plenty of TDs who will be eligible to take part, citing the need for “political savvy” above accounting and banking expertise.Political parties and the Dáil Technical Group will be asked to nominate members who they believe are suitable for the task, but the CPP, with government control, will pass final judgement.‘Political savvy’The committee, likely to be smaller than most others, will have representation proportionate to party numbers in the Dáil as is the case with other Oireachtas committees, but it will be smaller and likely to have less than 10 members. This also means it will be chaired by a government TD and have a majority of coalition members. Labour’s Ciaran Lynch, who currently chairs the Oireachtas Finance Committee, is widely tipped to take up the role of chairperson. However, this website understands he has not yet been approached either formally or informally about the role. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin recently suggested the coalition will orchestrate an inquiry to inflict maximum political damage on Fianna Fáil, saying they want to use it “as a kind of a political show trial”.But government chief whip Paul Kehoe has denied that the inquiry is “a political stunt” designed to inflict damage on the party that was in government when the crisis hit. He insisted that the process of setting up the inquiry has progressed as quickly as it could of and said the investigating committee will be “fair and balanced”.‘Needed’“We need a banking inquiry. The people who made the decisions must come before elected representatives of the people who paid so heavily for their actions,” he said. “People want to know the truth of what happened.”The proposed changes to standing orders followed legal advice from both from the Oireachtas and outside legal counsel with members keen to ensure the changes comply with the Oireachtas Inquiries Privileges and Procedures Act passed into law last year. It was also clarified at the CPP meeting last night that the inquiry’s work could be allowed to continue beyond the current Dáil provided that it completes certain modules by the time of dissolution in March 2016, assuming the government goes to full term. Last September, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the inquiry should be “modular in nature” and focus on three areas: the bank guarantee and the events leading up to it; the role of the banks and their auditors; and the role of State institutions.Any modules completed by the time of dissolution can inform further inquiries in the 32nd Dáil after the next general election if members decide to continue the investigation.Read: Banking inquiry could be up and running within ‘four to five months’John McGuinness: Missing bank guarantee documents need to be foundlast_img read more

Want Facebooks new Timeline profile Heres how to enable it right now

first_imgDuring yesterday’s f8 keynote, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new redesign for the site’s profiles coming soon called “Timeline.” A beta version is available for developers now, but for the rest of us, it seemed that we’d have to wait a few weeks before we were able to use Timeline.It’s not necessarily the easiest process. You basically have to become a developer and make a fake app so that Facebook will give you access to the new feature. But if you really want to be the first of your friends to have a Timeline profile, here’s what you’ll need to do:Log into your Facebook account. Click here, and give permission to the Developer app to access your basic info.Click “Create New App.”Give it a random display name and namespace, and click the “I Agree” box.You’ll be directed to the Facebook Developers main page. Here, click on “Open Graph” on the left-hand column.Fill in whatever you want in the following fields. You’ll need to pick an action for the first box and an object in the second box — like a Mad Libs! It really doesn’t matter what you put in the fields, but we’re assuming it’s probably best to choose SFW actions and objects. Then click “Get Started.”Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click “Save Changes and Next.” Repeat that step for the next page.You may have to wait a bit for your app to be processed. Just go back to your homepage and wait for your invite to enable Timeline.You’ll then be greeted with a window that says “Introducing Timeline — A New Kind of Profile.” Click “Get it Now,” and that’s it.Unless you’re actually a developer, you might not want to waste your time with all of this since the new profile layout will sure to be a bit buggy. Let us know if you end up going through the steps and getting early access to Timeline.Alternatively, check out this video:via TechCrunchlast_img read more

Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phonesnatching case

first_img Monday 13 May 2019, 3:10 PM PROSECUTORS IN FLORIDA have dropped the charges against Conor McGregor for allegedly grabbing and smashing a fan’s phone in March.McGregor was arrested on 11 March outside the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami, Florida.Prosecutors charged McGregor with robbery by sudden snatching and criminal mischief.McGregor pleaded not guilty at the time and footage of the incident was released by prosecutors. The alleged victim later dropped his lawsuit after reaching an out-of-court settlement with McGregor, according to local media. A trial was set to begin today in Miami Dade-County court in relation to the incident before the state attorney announced the decision to drop the charges.The prosecution told the court today that the alleged victim had recanted their story. McGregor did not appear in court and the Miami Herald reported the MMA fighter’s defence team as saying it “was the appropriate resolution of this case”.  Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phone-snatching case Local media reported an out-of-court settlement. May 13th 2019, 3:10 PM No Comments Short URL Image: PA Wire/PA Images By Conor McCrave 26,436 Views Image: PA Wire/PA Images Share10 Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Antibiotiques Roselyne Bachelot pense que les Français en consomment trop

first_imgAntibiotiques : Roselyne Bachelot pense que les Français en consomment tropFrance – La ministre de la Santé et des Sports a récemment déclaré qu’elle jugeait largement excessive la consommation d’antibiotiques de ses concitoyens.”Les antibiotiques, ce n’est pas automatique”. Tout le monde a encore en tête le slogan de cette publicité, chargée d’indiquer aux Français que chaque baisse de forme ne nécessite pas systématiquement l’usage d’antibiotiques. Le message ne semble pourtant pas avoir été d’une très grande efficacité, puisqu’aujourd’hui en 2010, Roselyne Bachelot a déclaré que la France consommait beaucoup trop d’antibiotiques par rapport à la moyenne “des autres pays européens”.La ministre a expliqué à l’AFP qu’elle souhaite voir ces médicaments moins utilisés, avant de préciser : “Une des conséquences de cette consommation est l’apparition, de plus en plus fréquente, de germes résistant à de nombreux antibiotiques”.Le 15 octobre 2010 à 10:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Holocaust survivor visits students at Coconut Grove school

first_imgCOCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) – – The Jewish Student Association at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove welcomed Holocaust survivor Alex Gross, Monday, to share his story of survival.Gross wrote a book about his heartbreaking journey through Auschwitz and four other concentration camps. He spoke about the importance of remembering the horrors of the Holocaust.“It’s very, very difficult to talk about it,” Gross said, “but those that forget are doomed for repetition, and I want to make sure it will never happen again.”Rabbi Sholom Dovber Lipskar introduced Gross. He also spoke at the event, describing his time in a displaced persons camp after being smuggled over the Soviet border as a baby.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BSO Explorers don Easter Bunny suit to visit Joe DiMaggio patients

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – The young patients at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital got a special Easter Sunday surprise, thanks to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Explorers.Members of BSO’s Law Enforcement Explorers Program teamed up with the Easter Bunny Foundation to visit the children for the holiday.The teens in the program took turns wearing an Easter Bunny suit and handing out stuffed animals donated by the foundation.“Everything’s going good. We already have — we saw three children. It was nice,” said BSO Explorers volunteer Ray Batista. “It’s seeing their faces, you know, and their smiles. It’s very heartwarming, and for everybody, it’s something that’s special.”This holiday tradition between BSO’s community partners at the hospital and the foundation allows children who have health challenges to forget their troubles, at least for a day.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

PM Modi begins talks for new cabinet will Arun Jaitley return as

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah wave at party workers during a party programme in New Delhi on May 23, 2019.IANSAfter BJP’s thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with senior leaders on Friday on the formation of the new cabinet. BJP has the first back-to-back majority in the Lok Sabha for a single party since 1984.One of the main issues that the new administration will have to tackle is the country’s slow economic growth as the US-China trade war shows no signs of stopping and the global oil prices are only going higher.”While the macroeconomic picture looks stable and promising, many important segments need support from the government,” BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav wrote in a column for Indian Express.He added, “India cannot completely remain insulated from the ongoing trade war between the US and China or the geo-strategic conflict between the US and Iran.”An immediate decision will be whether to keep senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister despite his poor health or assign Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal to the job of leading Asia’s third-largest economy.Goyal, 54, had stepped into the role twice in the Modi government when Jaitley was ill. Goyal presented an interim budget before the election and a full budget is due after the new government takes office.SLOWING ECONOMIC GROWTH Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah wave at party workers during a party programme in New Delhi on May 23, 2019.IANSDespite the dominance of the BJP and its allies in the lower house of parliament, analysts say it does not yet have the numbers in the upper house for tougher reforms such as relaxed labour and land laws sought by the business community.”But, in the meantime, a chunky capex plan funded by more privatisation and used to build more infrastructure can put growth back on the rails at a time when global growth and trade are slowing,” the Financial Express daily said in an editorial.Economic growth, which fell to an annual 6.6% during October-December, is at its lowest in five quarters, and other economic indicators signal no relief.Modi will also need to resolve a liquidity crisis that is slowly gripping India’s shadow banks.BJP President Amit Shah, who is credited with crafting the political strategy that helped the party retain its base in northern and western India but also advanced in the east, is tipped to be the home minister, a powerful post with control of security and intelligence services.For the main opposition Congress party, however, the next few days are likely to be tumultuous after yet another poor showing. Party chief Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, lost his seat in a family borough in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.”It is astonishing that Rahul Gandhi has not yet resigned as Congress president,” historian Ramachandra Guha said on Twitter.”Both self-respect, as well as political pragmatism, demand that the Congress elect a new leader. But perhaps the Congress has neither,” he added.last_img read more

BCCI to ask Mahendra Singh Dhoni to retire respectfully

first_imgFile photo of MS Dhoni.IANSFormer Indian captain and cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni may be dropped from the Indian squad as he is not in the future plans of Team India, the Times of India reported. According to reliable sources quoted by TOI, Dhoni is not the same batsman that he used to be and MSK Prasad will speak to him about retirement so that he retires and youngsters get chances.”We’re surprised that he’s not done it so far. There are youngsters like Rishabh Pant waiting to grab their chance. As we saw in the World Cup, Dhoni isn’t the same batsman anymore. Despite coming in at No. 6 or 7, he was struggling to force the pace, and it was hurting the team,” said a source from BCCI.This source also stated that MSD has no chance of getting selected for the West Indies series as he is not an automatic pick anymore. The likes of Dhoni and Pant didn’t play a big part in India’s victory with the bat.Twitter/BCCI”I don’t think he’s in the selectors’ plan for the 2020 T20 World Cup too. He must quit international cricket gracefully. He isn’t an automatic pick any more,” the anonymous official added.He also mentioned that the board did not want to distract him before the World Cup talking about retirement but the time has come for the 38-year-old to take a call.”We didn’t want to distract him, and he too must have wanted the team, and himself, to be focused on the Cup. But the time to take a call is now. He has nothing left to achieve or prove in international cricket anymore.” India were undone by a smart and determined Kiwi side.Twitter/Cricket World CupThe former Indian captain had to face a lot of criticism from cricket fans and former cricketers during the ICC Cricket World Cup for scoring at a slow rate during the death overs of matches. The World Cup-winning captain could not perform up to expectations as a finisher and it looked like age has taken a toll on him. Probably the time has come to say goodbye to, according to some, the greatest captain ever of Indian ODI cricket team.last_img read more

Intellectuals murdered to create void

first_imgSome of the martyred intellectuals. File PhotoJatiya Sansgad speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said collaborators murdered intellectuals just days before liberation of the country to create a void in the intellectual firmament of the newborn nation.The speaker was addressing a rally marking the ‘Intellectuals Martyred Day-2017’ on the premises of Pirganj Shaheed Minar on Thursday morning.She urged the new generation to step forward for building the country imbued with the spirit of the liberation war, reports UNB.“We have to inform our young generation about the fact of war of liberation and history of supreme sacrifice of martyred intellectuals”, Shirin said.She added that school students have to be informed about the spirit of liberation war, long struggle of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the country, and supreme sacrifice of 3 million martyrs in 1971.Speaker Shirin also said the nation is very happy for the inclusion of the historic 7March speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the memory of the World International Register, a list of world’s important documentary heritage maintained by UNESCO.She urged students to listen to the speech repeatedly and realise its message and hold it in their hearts.Earlier, Shirin paid tribute to martyred intellectuals by placing floral wreath at the Shaheed Minar.The speaker stood in solemn silence for a few moments there.Read More: Nation paying homage to martyred intellectualslast_img read more

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Rural Congo on Monday Ministry

first_imgBy SALEH MWANAMILONGO, Associated PressKINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths.A vaccination campaign is already under way in Mbandaka, the city of 1.2 million on the Congo River where four Ebola cases have been confirmed. About 100 health workers have been vaccinated there as front-line workers face high risk from the virus, which is spread via contact with the bodily fluids of those infected, including the dead.In this photo taken Friday, May 25, 2018, UNICEF staffer Jean Claude Nzengu, center, talks with members of an Ebola vaccination team as they prepare to administer the vaccine in an Ebola-affected community in the north-western city of Mbandaka, in Congo. (Mark Naftalin/UNICEF via AP)The vaccination campaign will begin Monday in the rural areas of Bikoro and Iboko in the country’s northwest, health ministry spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga told The Associated Press.“The health minister can be found at this moment in Bikoro for assessing the preparations for the vaccination campaign,” Ilunga said.Of the 10 confirmed Ebola deaths, five have occurred in Bikoro, two in Iboko and three in the Wangata area of Mbandaka.In addition to the confirmed Ebola cases there are also 13 probable cases and six suspected ones, the health ministry said.The World Health Organization emergencies chief has said the next few weeks are crucial in determining whether the outbreak can be brought under control. Complicating factors include its spread to a major city, the fact that health workers have been infected and the existence of three or four “separate epicenters” that make finding and monitoring contacts of infected people more difficult.WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a meeting in Geneva on Saturday that “I am personally committed to ensuring that we do everything we can to stop this outbreak as soon as possible.”This is Congo’s ninth Ebola outbreak since 1976, when the hemorrhagic fever was first identified.There is no specific treatment for Ebola. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and at times internal and external bleeding. The virus can be fatal in up to 90 percent of cases, depending on the strain.WHO is using a “ring vaccination” approach, targeting the contacts of people infected or suspected of infection and then the contacts of those people. More than 600 contacts have been identified.WHO also is accelerating efforts with nine neighboring countries to try to prevent the Ebola outbreak from spreading there, saying the regional risk is high. It has warned against international travel and trade restrictions.___Associated Press writer Geir Moulson in Berlin contributed.last_img read more

August is hoping Airbnb Homeaway hosts will use their smart locks

first_imgAugust Lock is getting into the homesharing industry, making the process of checking in an Airbnb guest a bit easier.Airbnb has done what it can over the past few months to make checking in plain and simple. For example, the company built out a new tool that lets hosts spell out check-in instructions within the app, all in a simple flow, to make sure guests have all the info they need at their fingertips.But that hasn’t solved the biggest problem of all: the key.For one, people don’t often have a lot of interest in meeting strangers, especially when they’re fresh off a plane or road trip. Secondly, it’s annoying to block out that time (sometimes getting off work) to go hand off a key to an Airbnb guest. And then there’s the matter of getting keys copied or re-tooling your smart lock to temporarily offer a stranger access.That’s where August comes in to play.August lets Airbnb and Homeaway hosts link their accounts to August. When a guest books at their home, August will generate a smart code that lasts for the duration of the stay and no longer, letting the guest easily check-in and come and go without the host having to babysit the process.Guests will receive their pin code and instructions via email.Hosts simply need an August Smart Lock and Smart Keypad to start letting technology do the heavy lifting. To get hosts more interested in the deal, August is running a deal right now for 25 percent off the Smarter Hosting Bundle, which includes an August Smart Lock, August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge and August Smart Keypad.This, coupled with other startup services like Handy, should make becoming an Airbnb host as simple as tapping a few buttons.last_img read more

Choetech Discounts its Fast Wireless Car Charger Fast Wireless Charging Stand More

first_imgLooking to pick up a Qi wireless charger for your car? Or maybe a wireless charging stand for your home? Then we have all the right deals here from Choetech.Get a Fast Qi Wireless Charger For Your Car For $14.99, Qi Wireless Stand For $10.99 and a DSLR Bag for $21.99Say what you want at this point but we can’t have enough wireless chargers around. They come in all shapes and sizes but the important ones are those that live inside our car and come in a stand-like form-factor so we can glance at our smartphone’s display without having to pick it up.Choetech has stepped into the game once again with a trio of discounts – one of them is a Qi wireless fast charger for the car, the second one is a fast wireless charging stand while the third is completely unrelated to the products theme we’ve developed, a sling bag for carrying your DSLR and its accessories.Choetech Fast Wireless Car ChargerThis might look like a normal smartphone holder for your car but it packs in a coil for delivering fast wireless charging speeds to your phone. For a price of $14.99 after the discount code is applied, this is a must-have if you are truly living the wireless life.Buy Choetech Fast Wireless Car Charger [Amazon link] | Use discount code AWJLY69Q at checkoutChoetech Fast Stand Wireless ChargerIt’s a plain and simple wireless charging stand that keeps your device upright while it’s juicing up. It will supply full 10W of power to a compatible device like the Galaxy S8 or S9 or even the new Note 9. Pick this up if you’re tired of hovering your face over your wireless charging pad for glancing at notifications. It will cost you just $10.99 after the discount.Buy Choetech Fast Stand Wireless Charger [Amazon link] | Use discount code ECFUU8PM at checkoutZecti Sling Camera Bag for DSLR CameraLast but not the least, you can pick up a sling back for your DSLR and its accessories for a low price of just $21.99. It’s a neat way of keeping your camera gear safe and you can fit in other accessories in there too if you like.Buy Zecti Sling Camera Bag for DSLR Camera [Amazon link] | Use discount code 7ZDNS9DS at checkoutWhile you are here, you may also want to check out the following deals:Get The Best Discounts On ASUS Zenfone 5Z, Nokia X6, Xiaomi Mi A2, Umidigi Z2 Pro And More – Limited Quantity!Amazon is Offering a Flat 27% Discount on Mid-2017 12-inch MacBook – Price Down to $949 From $1300Anker Weekly Deals Round Two: Save Big on Dash Cams, Car Accessories And Wall Chargers Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Worlds happiest goalie Keylor Navas hopes to attract more European tourists

first_imgTourism Minister Mauricio Ventura told La Nación that the spot is the first stage of a new tourism promotional strategy focused on attracting more European tourists.“Keylor Navas is the main star of the upcoming campaign that we hope will allow us to further reach a market that is very important for Costa Rica’s tourism sector,” Ventura told the daily.According to ICT records, Europe is Costa Rica’s second largest tourist market, just behind the U.S.The board reported the arrival of 400,000 European travelers in 2015, with more than 300,000 of them arriving by air. That figure represents an increase of 22,633 visitors from the continent over 2014.European tourists stay the longest here with an average visit of 17 nights. They also are the ones who spend the most, an average of $1,660 during their stay.Ventura said that ICT expects a sharp increase in Europeans visiting Costa Rica this year, driven mainly by recent openings of new airline routes.In the past two years airlines including British Airways, Air France, Iberia and Condor launched new routes to both Juan Santamaría and Daniel Oduber international airports. Facebook Comments Related posts:Limón sees 60 percent jump in cruise ships British Airways to fly direct London-Costa Rica in 2016 VIDEO: President Solís invites Oscar nominee Emma Stone to celebrate in Costa Rica Costa Rica’s country brand is the fastest growing in the Americas Keylor Navas is the star of a new advertising campaign from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) that that seeks to draw more European tourists here.The Real Madrid and “La Sele” goalkeeper posted a message on his Twitter account with a link to the website “The World’s Happiest Goalie” where a teaser message over a picture of the keeper reads: “Keylor Navas is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. But, did you know that he is also the world’s happiest goalie? Find out why on May 24 and win a lifetime experience.”A spot shows some of Keylor’ Real Madrid teammates wearing goalie gear while a voiceover —with a Spanish accent— explains how hard it is to be a goalkeeper, “but not for everyone” the narrator says over an image of a smiling Navas.last_img read more

Australias first ever newbuild ship reaches next milestone in constr

first_imgAustralia’s first ever new-build ship reaches next milestone in constructionOvation of the Seas, Australia’s newest, biggest and most technologically advanced cruise ship which is being constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, has completed its conveyance. The conveyance is a unique process for ships built at Meyer Werft as the shipyard is situated inland along the banks of the River Ems and the ship must make the trip from Papenburg down the river backwards to get to the North Sea. The journey took 12 hours.At 346 meters long and 41 meters wide, this 167,800 gross ton ship is one of the largest ever to go through conveyance. Thousands of revellers from the surrounding local villages lined the 26 mile route along the river bank to watch and celebrate the ship’s journey.Ovation of the Seas will be officially launched in April 2016, when she departs Southampton, England for Tianjin (Beijing), China on a 52-day Global Odyssey, before commencing her Chinese season on 24 June 2016. On 30 November 2016, she will set sail on a 15-night Singapore to Sydney voyage via Fremantle, Adelaide and Hobart, repositioning to her new home down under for her maiden Australian season from December.The world’s most revolutionary cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas  features a new set of first-at-sea onboard experiences, such as Ripcord by iFLY, a heart-pounding skydiving experience; North Star, a thrilling adventure that transports guests more than 300 feet in the air on a breathtaking journey; cutting-edge transformative venues including SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating and more; the robotic Bionic Bar; and the cruise line’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever.Guests also will enjoy a landscape of 18 restaurant concepts as vast and varied as dining in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, including Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian. Technology has also been amped up on Ovation of the Seas with high speed internet offering more bandwidth so guests can connect and stream as quickly as they would onshore, while the Royal iQ app makes keeping track of your onboard schedule simple with all bookings and cruise details stored and updated automatically. Ovation spans 18 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,090 staterooms. Royal CaribbeanSource = Royal Caribbeanlast_img read more

This could be possible if the Cardinals decide tha

first_imgThis could be possible if the Cardinals decide that theydo not want to pay Kolb the $7 million roster bonus he isdue in March, and cut him from the team and opt to “sufferthe cap hit rather than invest further in him.”Kolb was 2-6 as a starter before he suffered multipleinjuries this season, while backup John Skelton proceededwith a record of 6-2. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   Adding to the rumors about the Arizona Cardinals startingquarterback situation is the idea of the team deciding tocut its losses and release Kevin Kolb. writer Tony Grossi made thesuggestion that Kolb would be a good fit with the Browns,where they run the West Coast offense the QB knows butdoesn’t run in Arizona.Kolb could also be a good fit because he “was drafted byPhiladelphia partly based on evaluations made by [GeneralManager Tom] Heckert and Coach Pat Shurmur — the Browns’top two football men,” acording to Grossi. Shurmur was theEagles’ quarterbacks coach and Heckert was the team’s GMin 2007. Top Stories center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more