Rolls-Royce to Equip Island Offshore’s Innovative …

first_img My location zoom Rolls-Royce has won an order to provide integrated design and ship equipment for a highly innovative offshore vessel for Norwegian ship owner Island Offshore. The new striking UT 777 design has been developed in close cooperation with Island Offshore, to be used in offshore drilling operations during harsh weather conditions. The vessel will be built in Japan by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and is scheduled for delivery in 2017. The contract is worth around £25 million to Rolls-Royce. John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, President – Offshore said: “This new design is based on many years of operating experience, especially from the vessel Island Wellserver which we designed in 2005. The UT 777 will be unlike anything seen before, and marks the latest chapter in the story of the Rolls-Royce UT Design vessels which have been pioneering oil and gas exploration for the past 40 years.”The new vessel is designed to undertake a variety of subsea tasks, including Top Hole Drilling, Subsea Construction and Inspection, and Maintenance and Repair Work in deep waters. It can also be adapted to undertake light Well Intervention.Håvard Ulstein, CEO of Island Offshore said: “We are excited about building another game changer in the offshore market. Our collaboration with the Rolls-Royce design team in Norway has been vital in this process.”In addition to the design and engineering package, Rolls-Royce will also supply the major systems, comprising the propulsion system with six generator sets and seven electrically run thrusters, control and automation systems, mooring and anchoring deck machinery and electric systems. Print  Close Rolls-Royce, January 27, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Holiday Shopping Raises Imports at Top US Container Ports

first_imgzoom Imports at major retail container ports in the US are expected to be up 3.2 percent this December over the same time last year as stores bring in the last of the merchandise for the holiday season, according to a report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.67 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU) in October, the latest month for which after-the-fact numbers are available. That was up 4.6 percent from September and up 7.4 percent from October 2015.November was estimated at 1.53 million TEU, up 3.6 percent from last year, and December is forecast at 1.48 million TEU, up 3.2 percent.The numbers come as NRF is forecasting USD 655.8 billion in holiday sales, a 3.6 percent increase over last year.Cargo volume for 2016 is expected to total 18.6 million TEU, up 2 percent from last year. Total volume for 2015 was 18.2 million TEU, up 5.4 percent from 2014. The first half of 2016 totaled 9 million TEU, up 1.6 percent from the same period in 2015.January 2017 is forecast at 1.54 million TEU, up 3.2 percent from January 2016; February at 1.49 million TEU, down 3.5 percent from last year; March at 1.38 million TEU, up 4.4 percent from last year, and April at 1.54 million TEU, up 6.4 percent.With cargo growth at covered US ports for the year coming in at only 2 percent, Hackett Associates Founder Ben Hackett said a trend of imports exceeding growth of gross domestic product appears to have ended.“This is a new phenomenon,” Hackett said. “It was not long ago when industry leaders were doing their forecasts based on trade growth outpacing GDP by a ratio of more than 2-to-1. Those days are gone.”Global Port Tracker covers the US ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast.last_img read more

Consumer Affairs dept set to put cork on cineplexes for skyhigh price

first_imgKolkata: The state Consumer Affairs department is all set to put a tight leash on the cineplexes in the city, where food, particularly snacks, are sold at an exorbitant price.There have been a number of complaints on the helpline number of the department, as well as written requests from consumers to address the issue with priority. “We believe that charging such a high price for food is a practice against the consumer’s interest. We will soon hold a meeting with the owners of the cineplexes across the city, where items like popcorn and chips, snacks like burger, sandwich etc. and even drinks like tea and coffee are sold at very high rates. Things that are available in the range of Rs 50 to 100 are often charged Rs 250-300 and people visiting the cineplexes for enjoying movies are compelled to buy them as the authorities do not allow any food from outside. We are hopeful that the issue can be addressed through talks with the authorities,” said a senior official of the state Consumer Affairs department. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMany people nowadays have health issues, for which they are not permitted to consume outside food. A good number of people have also pointed out that some of them do not allow even drinking water from outside in the movie halls, thereby forcing them to buy water from the food outlets in the cineplexes. It may be mentioned that many single screen movie theatres across the city have closed down in the recent past while several cineplexes have come up in the city and the suburbs, where people go to watch movies. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”We are committed to project Bengal as a consumer-friendly state and accordingly are taking several measures in this direction,” the official added. It was April last year when Bengal had bagged the prize for the best consumer-friendly state from a national-level body that has been floated by the Central government. It may be mentioned that filing and disposal of cases at the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has gone up nearly nine times in the last ten years, which is a clear indicator of people’s faith in the consumer forum.last_img read more

Scent of smoke BC wineries look for ways to cut wildfire risks

first_imgVANCOUVER – Winemakers can only hope the scent of smoke that’s in the air across British Columbia from wildfires won’t swirl in the glass once this year’s vintages have been bottled.Smoke-shrouded grapes can give an ashy, bitter flavour to wine and tests have been developed to help growers assess the quality of their grapes, said researcher Matt Noestheden, a PhD student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna.“For this season, time will tell. If I could (predict the quality) I would be a rich man,” he said in a telephone interview.“We are currently working this year on ways that might be able to protect the grapes, but there is nothing that grape growers can do that will definitely protect the grapes.”Red wine grapes, such as the Pinot Noir variety that is planted widely in the Okanagan, change colour from green to red in a process known as veraison. That process is underway now in the region, Noestheden said, adding that wineries dodged any danger last year because smoke from wildfires happened early in the growing season and not as the grapes were changing colour.“That two- to three-week period from full veraison until a couple of weeks after that is where the grapes seem to be the most susceptible to the problem,” he added.The B.C. government’s air quality health index, which includes a measurement of particulate matter, listed the Okanagan as moderate on Tuesday but the rating was expected to climb to high by Wednesday. Bulletins warning of smoky skies from Environment Canada said communities in the Interior of B.C. would likely see further deterioration in air quality through the week as westerly winds are forecast to blow wildfire smoke into the region.The B.C. Wine Grape Council has identified smoke taint as a priority for research and has helped fund the work being done by the University of British Columbia Okanagan to find ways of identifying the molecules involved in smoke residues.As for this year’s fires, the B.C. Wine Institute says it does not expect to see a “significant impact,” adding there is no evidence grapevines are affected by smoke from year to year.“Researchers and vintners around the world are increasing focus on understanding smoke taint and investigating ways to prevent it,” the institute says in a document posted on its website.It also says a smoky note in a wine is not the same as smoke taint.Noestheden is working with Okanagan-based Supra Research and Development to identify chemical markers for smoke taint and he said wineries from B.C. to California are waiting for the outcome. He doubted Ontario wineries would be affected by wildfire smoke in that province.“They don’t get the quantity of smoke that we do,” he said.The tests developed with Supra research are being applied in field trials and the findings could offer solutions for grape growers in regions where wildfire smoke lingers.“Now we feel that we can understand the chemistry enough that we can start to think about ways to insulate the grapes in the field,” said Noestheden.“We are also looking at ways that winemakers can augment their fermentation to mitigate the impact that the smoke might have on the final taste and aroma of that particular wine.”The best solution this year for anxious winemakers is to make and sip a small batch of wine immediately after the grapes are harvested, he said.“We are trying to push that timeline further back so winemakers can plan their fermentations accordingly, but right now the best advice is to make the wine and taste it.”last_img read more

ExEPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants.A lobbying disclosure report for Pruitt provides little insight into precisely what he’s doing in Indiana, but several clues point to work on behalf of the coal industry. The disclosure report lists an address for Pruitt in an office tower in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and says he is a self-employed consultant who will be lobbying on issues involving energy and natural resources.Pruitt’s sole client is listed as RailPoint Solutions LLC, a Delaware corporation created in January that has no listed street address or website. But Pruitt’s form lists the name Heather Tryon as the company’s manager. That’s also the name of the chief financial officer of Terre Haute-based Sunrise Coal, which operates four coal mines in the state.Tryon’s husband, who answered her home phone, said she was not immediately available to comment.Pruitt, who was Oklahoma’s attorney general before being tapped as EPA administrator, did not respond to a voice message or an email seeking comment on Thursday evening. His lobbying filing was first reported Thursday by The Indianapolis Star.Two Indiana utilities recently announced plans to shutter nearly all their coal-fired power plants in the state. The Indiana Coal Council has filed appeals with state regulators seeking to block the plant closures. Meanwhile, some Republicans in the state House have been pushing a measure that seeks to put a moratorium on the construction of new gas-fired power plants or wind farms.Although Pruitt’s disclosure form lists him as self-employed, state records indicate the paperwork was filed by Christi Heiney, an employee at Bose Public Affairs Group. The Indiana-based lobbying firm represents an array of clients that include energy and electricity companies. Heiney did not respond to a voice message or email Thursday evening.As EPA administrator, Pruitt was a staunch advocate for the continued use of coal and other fossil fuels while often downplaying the potential risks from climate change. He was forced to resign last year amid a wave of ethics scandals, including living in a bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo tied to an energy lobbyist.Following Pruitt’s departure, President Donald Trump selected former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to serve as the nation’s top environmental official.___Follow Associated Press investigative reporter Michael Biesecker at Biesecker, The Associated Press read more

Fishermen death toll rises to 40

The death toll from the storm has risen to 40 fishermen dead and several still missing, the Disaster Management Center said this afternoon.DMC spokesman Sarath Lal said that the bodies of the 40 fishermen have been recovered and search and rescue operations are underway to locate those missing. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought an explanation from Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera on how the public was informed about the impending storm on Friday night. (Colombo Gazette) Over 100 houses have also been reported as being fully damaged by the storm, the DMC said. The Sri Lanka Air Force said yesterday that it has deployed it’s Beech King Air (B-200T Beechcraft) surveillance aircraft to search the coastal area from Kollupitiya to Galle as part of a continuous joint search and rescue operation being conducted together with the navy to locate the missing fishermen. It also said that rescue helicopters are on standby to respond to any eventuality.The navy said it has also increased its search and rescue deployments and has added another ship along with five additional fast attack crafts for the relief operation. read more

EHF CL TOP 16 HSV storm over Zlatorog – Outstanding Mackovsek

← Previous Story Your opinion: HSV to beat Celje PL Next Story → EHF Cup: Goppingen and La Rioja to TOP8! Borut MackovsekCelje PLHSV HandballVelux EHF CL German HSV Handball showed another great performance as the guest team in the VELUX EHF Champions League. Over 4.500 famous fans in “Zlatorog” hall weren’ enough that Celje PL doesn’t suffer huge defeat against Martin Schwalb team – 29:38 (13:20). Hans Lindberg was on his level with 11 goals, but absolut No.1 on this match was future player of German Hanover, Borut Mackovsek who scored 13 goals from 14 shots!Celje Pivovarna Laško : HSV Hamburg 29:38 (13:20)Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak (7 saves), Skok (2 saves), Blagotinšek, Mlakar, Marguč 2 (2), Janc 1, Razgor 1, Toskić 2, Ranevski, Skube 2, Poteko, Čavor 1, Zelenović 3, Žabič, Mačkovšek 13, Žvižej 3HSV Hamburg: Bitter (7 saves – 1 x 7-m), Beutler, Kraus 1, Schroder 1, Duvnjak 1, Jansen 1, Lacković 6, Flohr 2, Vori 3, Lindberg 11 (4), Nilsson 2, Lijewski 8, Hens, Petersen 2 read more

Bill Gates Loses Richest Title After Giving Away Money

first_imgBill Gates is no longer the world’s richest man. And really, he’s only got himself to blame. The Microsoft founder slipped from the top spot last year, thanks to the massive sums of money he’s given away by way of his Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. In 2010, Gates slipped from the top spot for the second time since 1995, as Mexican telecom giant Carlos Slim edged him out, $53.5 billion to $53 billion.Forbes will release its annual list tomorrow. Slim will likely maintain the top spot, with $60 billion, with Gates in second at $49 billion. Investor Warren Buffet will round out the top three at $47 billion.Gates and wife Melinda have already donated an impressive $28 billion of their fortune, putting them in second place on the list of “Most Generous Philanthropists” in America behind Buffett. Buffett, for his part, has given $8 billion to the Gates foundation and has promise to donate the majority of his wealth to charity.last_img read more

FactFind Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just

first_imgFactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit? Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Apr 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 39,679 Views Danny Healy-Rae speaking before the Oireachtas Transport Committee on Wednesday. ON WEDNESDAY, KERRY TD Danny Healy-Rae attacked plans to bring in tougher sanctions for people caught driving above the legal alcohol limit.Ireland’s blood alcohol limit is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood and Minister Shane Ross wants to make it so that anyone who is in any way above it gets an automatic driving ban.The ban would last for three months and there would also be a €200 fine.Opponents of the ban include Fianna Fáil and some independent TDs who say it would harshly take a licence from someone who might be marginally over the limit. Including those who may have been drinking the night before.Instead, they want tougher penalties for people caught significantly above the limit.Arguing against the automatic ban at the Oireachtas Transport Committee during the week, Healy-Rae said that banning drivers who were just over the limit amounted to “an attack on rural life”.He said that other factors contributed to rural road deaths such as roads that are unsuitable for people to walk on.“Nobody caused a fatality by having three glasses of Guinness drank,” he added.Healy-Rae didn’t provide any figures to back up his claim. The Garda Traffic Corps on duty. Danny Healy-Rae speaking before the Oireachtas Transport Committee on Wednesday. Image: Youtube/TheJournal.iecenter_img Image: Youtube/ 68 Comments Share415 Tweet Email5 The FactsWhile we’re not going to look directly at whether or not Guinness was the offending intoxicant, we can look at the figures for alcohol deaths in the range Ross wants to ban drivers for.Specifically, in the range just above the legal limit of between 50 and 80mg per 100ml.According to Road Safety Authority stats for Ireland from 2008 to 2012, 16 people were killed in collisions where drivers or motorcyclists had a recorded BAC level in that range.Furthermore, when you include people who were below the limit but still had alcohol in their system (the 20mg to 50mg range), the figure increases further.So, between 2008 and 2012 a total of 35 people were killed in collisions where drivers or motorcyclists had a recorded BAC level of between 21 and 80mg per 100ml.Crucially, both those figures counted only cases in which the driver was deemed culpable due to alcohol being a contributory factor.That translates to 7 or 8 people, on average, being killed per year over this period at the lower alcohol levels.Quantifying what exactly three glasses of Guinness means to blood alcohol is of course very difficult because it depends on so many factors like gender, age, weight and the time over which it was consumed.What the facts do show, however, is that alcohol at low levels has been a factor in fatal road deaths.Read: Woman in Kerry crash with drunk driver criticises Healy-Rae’s ‘three Guinness’ claims >Read: ‘If you’re over the alcohol limit, you’re over the limit’: Ross wants more support for drink-driving law > By Rónán Duffy Sunday 9 Apr 2017, 9:30 PMlast_img read more

Captain Marvel Channels the 90s With Trippy Magic EyeStyle Posters

first_imgStay on target Who remembers these? #TBT #CaptainMarvel(4/5)— Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel) February 28, 2019 Captain Marvel is taking fans back to the ’90s with its new Magic Eye-style posters.On Thursday, Captain Marvel teased the posters on Twitter, which show Carol Danvers and company with the trippy, colorful images. Each poster was captioned with, “Who remembers these? #TBT #CaptainMarvel,” which brought back memories of Magic Eye, a series of books published by N.E. Thing Enterprises that contained vibrant 2D patterns.Who remembers these? #TBT #CaptainMarvel(5/5)— Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel) February 28, 2019 Who remembers these? #TBT #CaptainMarvel(1/5)— Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel) February 28, 2019The posters come just a week before Captain Marvel will hit theaters. Leading up to the big day, fans can also check out the film’s ’90s-inspired website, where they can read bios on all the characters and play an old-school Captain Marvel computer game.Captain Marvel, which stars Brie Larson, will hit theaters on March, 8 2019.More on’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Website Is a Throwback to ’90s Web Design‘Captain Marvel’ Unveils Badass Footage for Super Bowl TV SpotCrowdfunding Campaign Raises Money for Girls to See ‘Captain Marvel’ ‘Avengers: Endgame De-Feminized’ Edit Is World’s Worst Fan Film TrendDude Watched ‘Captain Marvel’ 116 Times to Break World Record Who remembers these? #TBT #CaptainMarvel(2/5)— Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel) February 28, 2019 Who remembers these? #TBT #CaptainMarvel(3/5)— Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel) February 28, 2019last_img read more

Working in Clark County Mike McCoy owner of Snake Brand

first_imgFly-fishing, for many, is a passion and an obsession.There’s a history of fathers taking their sons to streams in the early hours to spend the day perfecting their cast — look no further than the 1992 film “A River Runs Through It.”Battle Ground resident Mike McCoy eventually channeled that fly-fishing passion into his business, Snake Brand. He spends his days working out of his house and garage, overseeing the creation of what are called “snake guides,” as well as other fly rod components, such as sleek reel seats (the handle to a fly rod) made of maple and buckeye.Using machines he designed himself, his business can produce up to 400 snake guides an hour. They’re shipped all over the world, he said, to customers as far away as Japan and New Zealand.To a non-fly fisher, maybe the words “snake guide” mean nothing — but at the very least, you may have heard how important getting the “perfect cast” is in the sport of fishing.A snake guide is one of the tiny metal pieces attached to a fly rod through which the fishing line is strung. Other guides, such as the ones you might find on an average fly rod, are shaped like a teardrop. McCoy said those guides have more “drag points.”last_img read more

Governor Minister and Planning to pay lose development case in court

first_img RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12-storey on Grace Bay Related Items:12 storey, governor peter beckingham, grace bay, justice margaret ramsey-hale, the venetian, tuscany Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Nov 2015 – From the Supreme Court, a decision by Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay Hale puts a stop to the construction of a 12 story development on Grace Bay. The Venetian and Tuscany condotel owners filed a complaint that the process to approve the building was not thoroughly consultative and that the legal method to change zoning was not strictly followed by Government. The twin property won against the Governor, the Minister of Housing and Infrastructure and the Director of Planning; they were ordered to pay all legal costs. Recommended for you Oseta Jolly Primary gets huge donation from two leading resort developments More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Time Inc Adds Hulu Yahoo and Zealot Networks as Video Distribution Partners

first_img The publisher announced today the formation of new distribution partnerships with Hulu, Yahoo and Zealot Networks for the growing volume of original video from across its portfolio of brands, including Time, People, Fortune, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly. Hulu, Yahoo and Zealot Networks join existing Time Inc. partners Amazon, CBS Local, Gannett/USA Today and Nextstar Broadcasting, bringing the total number of partners in the distribution network, founded two years ago, to 18. Heavy investment in digital content was a theme at Time Inc. throughout 2015, as revenues for the 93-year-old publisher, spun off from Time Warner last year, declined. Print advertising saw double-digit percentage losses, while digital advertising, a smaller piece of the pie, performed well. The company acquired digital natives HelloGiggles, xoJane and xoVain after scrapping All You in October, then announced a new partnership with digital ad platform GumGum last week. “Time Inc.’s portfolio of brands adds to the robust partner content offered throughout the Yahoo network, which reaches more than one billion users globally,” said Yahoo’s SVP of corporate development and partnerships, Ian Weingarten. “Today’s announcement underscores our plan to expand [the network] through creative collaborations with partners that believe in premium content,” said J.R. McCabe, SVP of Time Inc. Video, in an official statement. Video views have increased fourfold across Time Inc. brands since last year, according to an October comScore report, while unique video views jumped 86 percent. With major new distribution partners, coupled with planned international expansion, those figures can only be expected to continue their ascent in the near future. Featuring recent launches such as Time’s “A Year in Space” about NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Southern Living’s “Building Hope,” a series centered on building new homes for military veterans, Time Inc. claims over one billion video streams across the network—in 2015 alone. The push to further invest in digital content continues for Time Inc. Later this year, the company will introduce a state-of-the-art production studio at its new headquarters in New York’s financial district, after vacating the Time Life building—its home for 56 years—in November.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday August 17 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, August 17, 2019:#1) Wilmington Rotary Club’s Community Ice Bucket ChallengeAugust is designated “Ice Bucket Challenge Month” until a cure for A.L.S. is found.  Last year’s enormous success was terrific, but further monies are needed for continuing the research into curing this hideous disease.  Towards that end, the Wilmington Rotary Club will be holding the fifth Community Wide Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9am. The Challenge will be held, rain or shine, at Rotary Park and everyone is welcome to come and join with Rotarians for this Challenge.A.L.S., commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the Brain and Spinal Cord, and is always fatal. Unfortunately too many of us have been visited by this disease, through family, neighbors or friends.Perhaps you did the Challenge last year or perhaps this would be your first time?  Please plan on joining us either as a participant, or spectator.  People of all ages will be able to join in the fun.  We will have plenty of buckets, ice and water. If you have a favorite bucket, please bring it. As this is a fund raising event for A.L.S. research, we ask that you bring a donation of any amount with you on August 19th.If unfortunately you’re unable to join with us, donations in any amount can be sent to Wilmington Rotary Club, P. O. Box 503, Wilmington, MA 01887 or and please respond ”Wilmington Rotary” in the message section. Be assured that 100 % of all funds raised will be donated toward Angel Fund for A.L.S. research.#2) Academy Of Traditional Karate’s Open House CarnivalAcademy of Traditional Karate (155 West Street, Suite 5, Wilmington) is holding an Open House Carnival on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 11:30am to 1:30pm.At 10am, the Academy will have Open House introductory lessons for new students. Students can try a class, learn about the program and get enrolled. Enrollment discounts will be available.From 11:30am to 1:30pm, spend time having fun at the dojo, featuring an outdoor yard games, pizza, a moon bounce, and more! There will be a suggested $5 donation entry fee that will go to Autism Speaks and Wounded Warriors charities.Regular 9am and 10am classes will be held. 11:15am and noon classes can come and enjoy the carnival instead. Friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan to attend.#3) MSPCA Waiving Adoption FeesAs visitors prepare to flood animal shelters across the country during NBC Universal’s one-day “Clear the Shelters” adoption promotion on Saturday, August 17, 2019, the MSPCA-Angell announced it will drop adoption fees for its most challenging-to-place animals in a bid to find them all homes on the day. Read more HERE.#4) Poetry Circle At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its monthly Poetry Circle at 9:15am. Do you enjoy writing poetry? Want input on your work? If so, this group is for you. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. Register HERE.#5) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For This Saturday, August 17In “Community”VIDEO: Watch A PSA For This Year’s Wilmington Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Videos”Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Community”last_img read more

Amazon becomes most valuable US company for first time

first_img $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Boost Mobile HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 7 See at Amazon Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $210 at Best Buy $999 See It Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Turo Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Sprint Chris Monroe/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See It Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sprint Read the Rylo camera preview $60 at Best Buy Read the AirPods review $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tech Industry $59 at eBay $999center_img Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Rylo Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Boost Mobile Post a comment Tags Sarah Tew/CNET Tags The Cheapskate What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Best Buy $999 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See It Share your voice Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $299 at Amazon DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $999 $999 0 See it Amazon ended Monday with a market cap of $797 billion. James Martin/CNET Amazon is now king of Wall Street. It became the highest valued US public company by market capitalization on Monday with a valuation of $797 billion. This is the first time the e-commerce company has claimed this title.Apple earlier had been in top place with a market cap reaching more than $1.1 trillion in October, but over the past few months its shares stumbled over concerns of slowing iPhone sales. Apple closed at about $702 billion on Monday. Microsoft had led for the past few weeks with a valuation upward of $785 billion. But Amazon was able to surpass it Monday, according to The Wall Street Journal, in part because of optimism over new trade talks between Washington and Beijing.Shares for Amazon dropped by 25 percent last quarter, but they’ve rebounded in recent weeks. Its shares are now up 8.5 percent. The retailer hit a $1 trillion valuation once in September, but fell below the mark after the markets closed.While Amazon is known for its e-commerce site, it’s been able to gain an edge with its cloud storage business and products like the Echo smart home speaker.Amazon declined to comment for this story. Angela Lang/CNET See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It $520 at HP See at Turo Apple iPhone XS Amazon,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $999 Share your voice $6 at Tidal JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $155 at Google Express See it TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Amazonlast_img read more


first_imgHello everyone and thank God! The rain is finally giving us a break to have our outdoor activities. I have a feeling we will not have the city or county tell us we can’t water our lawns or wash our cars, because of a water shortage and the well is dry. Anyway, I am going to enjoy this dry sunny weather as much as I can and I want you to join me. Get out of the house and have fun.Liberty Live summer concerts are back! The fun begins on June 22, in the 4100 Block of Deer Park Rd., in Randallstown, Maryland. The concert is 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lots and lots of vendors of all kinds especially food, drinks, arts and crafts, clothes and yours truly signing books. Bring your folding chairs and enjoy, it is free to the public. (Courtesy Photo)Now, you see the picture on my page of the Liberty Live Concert from last year? Well, honey child; this year is going to be bigger and better! Kelly Carter is still in charge, and as you know it will be held in the parking lot in the 4100 block of Deer Park Road in Randallstown and all the surrounding business are participating. The entertainment will include DJ Mike Jones and live entertainment performed by The Spindles. They will put on a damn good show for you. So while you eat, drink and go shopping, you can dance to some great music. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and some money; the vendors have a lot of stuff to sell you. Mannnnnnnnnnnn! I love this time of the year. By the way, this will continue every Friday for the month of July, same time and same place. I will see you there stop by and say hello. I will be near the bandstand.Edmondson High School class of “63’ is preparing for their 55th class reunion at the Forum Caterers in Northwest Baltimore. For more information call 410-833- 9474, or join the class members at their monthly meet and greet happy hour always on the first Friday of every month at the Pikesville Hilton Hotel on Reisterstown Road 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Courtesy Photo)Moving right along; the last day for the Maniac Book Extravaganza is June 24 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 962 Maritime Blvd., in Linthicum, Md. There will be over 50 authors from all over the country. Maniacs Book Extravaganza is a fan friendly event for book lovers of all genres including: Christian fiction, contemporary romance, historical romance, interracial romance, mystery, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, romantic suspense, urban fiction, women’s fiction. For more information, contact Priscilla Johnson at Baptist Church and the Oliver Community are having their outdoor festival on June 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Zion Baptist Church, 1700 N. Caroline St., at Lanvale St. in Baltimore. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the corner of Eager and Caroline. (Courtesy Photos)Zion Baptist Church and the Oliver Community will be celebrating their 29th annual community outreach on June 23. The event will kick off with a parade at Caroline and Eager Sts., assembling at 10 a.m. The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. There will be health screenings, Baltimore City and ministry resources available, as well as live entertainment, vendors, rides, games, crafts, children’s story time, lots of food and giveaways. The church is located 1700 N. Caroline Street. I will also be there doing a book signing with my two books.The Reverend Leslie Copeland Tune speaks at an interfaith rally at the DC headquarters of the US Border Patrol, led by women clergy.The last thing I want to talk to you about is the Concerts for Causes. The group is having their fundraiser on June 23, at 7 p.m. at the Murphy Fine Arts Center on the campus of Morgan State University. The headliners are the legendary R&B lead singers, Gerald Alston, Howard Hewett and Russell Thompkins, Jr., as well as the One Night Maryland All Mass Choir. It’s a super group performance of a lifetime to inspire, encourage and empower all people with music. Their mission is to put a musical instrument into the hands of deserving youth in our undeserved communities. Now my dear friends, you know they are preaching to the choir. That has been my life work as a professional promoter, booking agent and the founder of the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund for many years until I couldn’t do it anymore. I am so happy that someone else has picked up the wand to do this for the children. I urge you to please find time to support this event in some way. For more information, contact Milton Rice at 443-802-7580 or email him at your week, I have to go, but remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at Until the next time, I’m musically yours.last_img read more

Mamata snubs Modis offer to install new bust of Vidyasagar

first_imgDiamond Harbour: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s offer to install a new bust of Bengal Renaissance icon and social reformer Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the same spot where it was vandalised saying that Bengal has the money for it and does not need his help.She added that it was BJP hooligans who desecrated a heritage by breaking the bust in the violence that erupted during BJP national president Amit Shah’s roadshow. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataShe was addressing a mammoth rally here on Thursday afternoon after which she also attended two rallies at Mathurapur and Mandirbazar respectively. Thursday was the last day of campaigning in Mathurapur and Diamond Harbour where elections will be held on May 19. The time of campaign has been curtailed following an Election Commission of India order late on Wednesday evening. Challenging Modi, she said: “If you can prove that Trinamool Congress supporters had demolished the statue of Vidyasagar at the college, I will quit politics. And if you fail to prove it, you will have to do sit-ups holding your ears. Some goons from Rajasthan and Bihar had destroyed the statue and the Prime Minister is so shameless that he is talking about rebuilding the statue,” she said and added: “A black statue will be installed in India which will be the symbol of fascism and lies that have been circulated by Modi. By installing a statue, you can’t bring back the 200-year-old heritage.” Banerjee also alleged that the BJP leaders are coming to Bengal to malign the state. Without naming Amit Shah, she said: “That person alleged that I have made Bengal a state of beggars (kangal). Are we beggars? What audacity has he got to call us beggars.” Continued on P7last_img read more

Nassau Paradise Island has deals this fall especially for families

first_imgAtlantis, Paradise IslandThe iconic Atlantis, Paradise Island has introduced a limited time all-inclusive experience that includes accommodations at the Royal Towers or Beach Tower, meals, activities, gratuities, surcharges and resort fees, all resort taxes on rooms, basic Wi-Fi, access to bars and lounges and more. Rates begin at $299 per person per night for adults 18+, with starting rates for children from $99 per child per night for travel through June 16, 2017.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portal One&Only Ocean ClubThe resort has a 4th Night Complimentary deal plus Kids Eat Free & more with the Sweet Family Escape offer, available to book by Dec.14. Nassau Paradise Island has deals this fall, especially for families NASSAU — Value-driven packages are available at a variety of hotels and resorts in Nassau Paradise Island this fall, with incentives ranging from resort credits and all-inclusive offers to kids eat free dining plans.Here’s a round up of some of the best deals, with details also available at HotelGuests who book by Sept. 30, 2016 get 20% off reservations through Dec. 17. The Graycliff Hotel is housed in a colonial mansion that dates back to the 18th century and features the first five-star restaurant in the Caribbean, a chocolatier, a Brazilian Churrascaria and one of the largest private wine collections in the world. Rooms start at US$385 per night. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Comfort Suites Paradise IslandThe Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free Offer is available to book through Dec. 22. The deal allows for families with up to two children under the age of 12 to stay with their parents for free, as well as eat at Crusoe’s restaurant for every meal complimentary. Starting rates are $110 per room. British Colonial Hilton NassauGuests of the British Colonial Hilton Nassau can receive a $50 daily resort credit when they stay at the resort this fall and book the ‘Leisure Escapes’ package. Rates start at $199 per night. Travelweek Group Share Tags: Nassau, Promotionslast_img read more

October 15 2014Congratulations to the August 31

first_imgOctober 15, 2014Congratulations to the August 31. 2014 Workshop participants upon their graduation.from left: Marie-Lauren Halleguen from France did the first three weeks of her workshop in June 2012, returned for her fourth week in 2013 and just completed the last week of her workshop. Amanda Clark Alison Gibbs continues as a construction intern.[photo by Melanie Husband]last_img