Tottenham attacker Son: Only bad luck stopping trophy pushby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham attacker Heung-Min Son says they deserve to win a trophy this season.The South Korean – who has now scored 10 goals in his last 10 games – believes all Tottenham need is a change in fortune to land their first silverware under Mauricio Pochettino.”We are just a bit unlucky for me, to be honest,” he said. “We are close all the time.”People are thinking ‘ahhh it’s Spurs’, but we believe, always this team believe in the title, but sometimes you just have to have luck, with a long season.”We can win, we deserve to win. The players deserve to win something.”Of course the pressure is going to be big [to win the title] but we have to just enjoy and bring positive energy, this is the most important.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@ESPNCBBAt this point, it feels like we have a huge upset and a court rush every night in college basketball. No. 3 Kansas was the victim tonight, falling to an Oklahoma State team that was just 9-8, and 1-4 in the Big 12 in Stillwater, 86-67. After the game, fans of the Pokes rushed the court in a big way.Down goes Kansas! What a week. pic.twitter.com/46vr4hqHo0— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) January 20, 2016They stormed the court anyway. Regardless, great win for the Pokes. They came to play. 86-67 victory. #OkState pic.twitter.com/KIyNCQsuK8— Sam Gannon (@SamGannon87) January 20, 2016Storm that court, Pokes! #okstate pic.twitter.com/hFFVoutUEc— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) January 20, 2016Last night, Iowa State fans stormed the floor. Tonight, it was Oklahoma State. On the road in the Big 12, nobody’s safe.
“We help with network building and creating partnerships with key stakeholders. We also aid in grant applications for the LEIs to source other funds outside of the SDC to provide capital and acquire the needed resources,” he said. The Social Development Commission (SDC) is encouraging small entrepreneurs within communities to access its services through the Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP).Speaking with JIS News, Acting Public Relations Manager at the SDC, Mandel McKulsky said Local Economic Initiatives (LEIs) can benefit from capacity building to develop business plans and models.“We help with network building and creating partnerships with key stakeholders. We also aid in grant applications for the LEIs to source other funds outside of the SDC to provide capital and acquire the needed resources,” he said.The Acting Public Relations Manager added that through support and guidance, local economic initiatives were contributing to the national economy.Acting Public Relations Manager at the Social Development Commission (SDC), Mandel McKulsky. Speaking with JIS News, Acting Public Relations Manager at the SDC, Mandel McKulsky said Local Economic Initiatives (LEIs) can benefit from capacity building to develop business plans and models. Story Highlights The Social Development Commission (SDC) is encouraging small entrepreneurs within communities to access its services through the Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP). The LEDSP is one of seven programmes of the SDC through which different partners in a local area are brought together to work and harness local resources for sustainable economic growth.Presently, the SDC is inviting proposals for the following grants – the Local Economic Development (LED) Grant totalling $2.7 million, with a maximum allocation of $100,000 per LEI; the Community Priority Project Grant, with a maximum allocation of $150,000 per group; and the Governance Capacity Grant, with a maximum allocation of $80,000 per group.Application forms can be accessed through the SDC’s website https://sdc.gov.jm/social-development-commission-grant-call-for-proposals/ and submitted with accompanying documents to the respective SDC Parish Office no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 8.Meanwhile, SDC Local Economic Development Coordinator for Manchester and St. Elizabeth, Damian Lowe, underscored the importance of developing local economic initiatives.“We want to go further with the LEDSP because there are many persons who don’t know how to take their ideas or businesses to the level where it is sustainable with clients and earnings that can contribute directly to employing persons,” Mr. Lowe said.“More importantly, persons with disabilities are not left out of this programme, so we are making that sort of connection with those who want to delve into business but do not have the resources, time or persons to hold their hands and walk with them through that journey till they can run,” he added.Mr. Lowe is also encouraging microbusiness owners and persons with business ideas to seek the assistance they need.“We (the SDC) are in every parish. There are community development committees that meet every month that you can engage. Just make the call, make the journey to our parish offices, stop our officers when you see us in our branded shirts and talk to us; we will steer you in the right direction. That is what we are here for,” he urged.A list of all SDC Parish Offices can be found on their website at https://sdc.gov.jm/contact-us/.
zoom Bermuda-based shipping company Teekay Tankers has announced a share repurchase program for the buyback of up to USD 45 million of the company’s shares. “During this period of weaker tanker rates, one of our key priorities remains strengthening our balance sheet by further reducing financial leverage and increasing liquidity,” Kevin Mackay, Teekay Tankers’ President and CEO, explained.“This program is being put in place as another lever to create shareholder value, allowing us to opportunistically take advantage of dislocations in the capital markets when we have excess capital,” Mackay added.As explained, shares may be repurchased in the open market at times and prices considered appropriate by the company. The timing of any purchases and the exact number of shares to be purchased under the program will be dependent on market conditions and other factors.What is more, Teekay Tankers has entered into a voting and support agreement with the company’s second largest shareholder after Teekay Corporation, Huber Capital Management. Under the deal, Huber Capital will vote its shares in favor of increasing the authorized number of Teekay Tankers’ Class A common shares at an upcoming special meeting of shareholders. This will permit the issuance of Class A common shares as consideration to complete the company’s proposed merger with Tanker Investments Ltd.Teekay Tankers currently owns a fleet of 39 double-hull tankers, including 20 Suezmax tankers, 12 Aframax tankers, and seven Long Range 2 (LR2) product tankers, and has three contracted time charter-in vessels. The company also owns a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) through a 50 percent-owned joint venture.In addition, Teekay Tankers owns a ship-to-ship transfer business and a minority interest of over 11 percent in Tanker Investments, which currently owns a fleet of 18 modern tankers and in which Teekay Tankers has agreed to acquire the remaining ownership interest.
Updates will be provided on the City of Dawson Creek website and Facebook when conditions have changed.For more information on the emergency repair, you can visit the City of Dawson Creek’s website. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek is advising residents that an emergency repair is being made to the raw water line.According to the City, starting on August 28, customers along the water line are expected to be out of water for the next few days.The City says City crews are working to repair the line prior to the weekend.
Chennai: Having lost two matches in a row, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be under a bit of pressure when they take on in-form Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday. On Sunday, CSK faced a heart-wrenching one-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Chasing a “below par total” of 162, CSK lost their top four batsman inside the first four overs. It was only MS Dhoni, who single-handedly brought them into the match and kept their hopes alive till the last ball of the inning. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhDespite two consecutive losses, CSK still sit pretty at the top of the points table with 14 points from 10 games. However, they will like their top order to perform and secure a playoffs berth. But it will be a tough ask for them against SRH, who would be riding high on confidence after their comprehensive victory against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Hyderabad. SRH, however, will be wary of the fact that Tuesday’s game would be the last match for their in-form opener Johnny Bairstow, who will be leaving to attend England’s training camp for the upcoming World Cup. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterBoth David Warner and Bairstow have scored the bulk of the runs for the SRH and their middle-order has not performed — a fact well known to them and their opponents. With five wins from nine games, the Kane Williamson-led side would want to continue with the winning momentum and move upwards in the points table. The last time these two teams met in the ongoing IPL, SRH had secured a convincing six-wicket win at their home ground.
Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins was named the NBA’s 2014-15 Rookie of the Year on Thursday. The announcement came as no surprise: It’s an award he’s essentially been a lock to win since at least February.But there’s a big disconnect between what the eye test (plus basic statistics such as points per game) and the analytics say about Wiggins, both in terms of his current production and his future potential. And because of that discrepancy, Wiggins is emblematic of what’s long been one of the most difficult problems to solve in basketball analysis.According to conventional analysis, Wiggins had a standout rookie campaign. Despite being a callow 19-year-old, he averaged nearly 17 points per game for the season, including 19.1 PPG from New Year’s Day onward, and provided some of the most sharable Vines of any player in the league. On top of his scoring output, he’s also regarded by scouts as a player with elite defensive potential because of his length and athleticism. Viewed in those terms, Wiggins’s Rookie of the Year nod could be seen as a launchpad for a Hall of Fame career.The advanced statistics are far less impressive. As others have noted, according to Value Over Replacement Player (VORP) Wiggins had one of the worst seasons by a Rookie of the Year winner since 1973-74, which is as far back as the statistic can be calculated. Also judging by VORP, 60 other rookies provided more value to their teams this season. And even after a high-scoring spike in performance at midseason, Wiggins’s final 2014-15 Statistical Plus-Minus (SPM) of -2.4 was barely better than the -2.9 mark that could have been expected by simply regressing his stats to the mean back in December.ESPN’s single-season Real Plus-Minus (RPM) for Wiggins’s offense was higher than his SPM, suggesting he makes an impact at that end that can’t be fully detected by the box score. But in his supposed strong suit — defense — RPM ranked Wiggins in the 14th percentile of all NBA players in terms of per-possession performance, even after adjusting for the quality of his teammates (or lack thereof) and the opponents he faced. And Synergy Sports judged his capabilities as an individual defender only marginally better, ranking him in the 32nd percentile of defenders according to its video-scouting metrics.So what gives? Why are the eyes so high on Wiggins, but the numbers so down?Part of it is age. If we give a bonus to Wiggins’s SPM according to an aging curve, setting every Rookie of the Year winner on equal footing at age 22,1The average age of all NBA rookies since the 1976-77 season. Wiggins shoots up the list of winners, from No. 40 (out of 41) in rookie wins above replacement (WAR) to No. 27. Kyrie Irving201219-188.8.131.52+3.8 Chuck Person198722-2.75.05.00.0 Chris Paul200620-8.513.216.4+3.2 There was also the matter of Wiggins’s awful teammates. According to SPM,2Specifically, a calculation estimating how poor the team’s efficiency differential would be if we removed the player from the roster and gave his minutes to a replacement-level player. Wiggins was saddled with the ninth-worst teammates of any Rookie of the Year winner since the ABA-NBA merger. Teammate Zach LaVine posted the worst WAR of any player in the league, Anthony Bennett ranked 17th-worst, and Adreian Payne was sixth-worst in the league based on his time in Minnesota alone, despite not joining the team until February. Simply put, Wiggins had to carry more of the Timberwolves’ load because he played with a truly terrible supporting cast.But that doesn’t explain all of the disparity between Wiggins’s conventional accolades and his feeble advanced metrics. After all, the quality of a player’s teammates is barely correlated3Since the merger, there’s only a correlation of 0.098 between a player’s “teammate rating” and his own SPM; there’s also a correlation of 0.117 between the year-to-year change in a player’s teammate quality and the change in his (age-adjusted) SPM. with his own performance. A bigger reason might relate to a question APBRmetricians have grappled with for years: How exactly should we deal with high-volume scorers?Former ESPN Director of Production Analytics (and current Sacramento Kings Director of Analytics and Player Personnel) Dean Oliver devoted an entire chapter (titled The Problem With Scorers) in his seminal book “Basketball on Paper” to the issues involved in statistically evaluating players who perform what seems the most essential of on-court acts: putting the ball in the basket. Although he determined that per-possession efficiency was the best measure of a team’s offensive prowess and developed equivalent efficiency metrics for individual players, Oliver also posited that a player’s offensive efficiency was prone to changes based on how much of a scoring workload he took on.That theory, which has largely been borne out by subsequent studies, implies that a player’s efficiency numbers aren’t even close to being all his own — and that, crucially, high scorers such as Wiggins represent the group most centrally affected by such interplay between teammates. Furthermore, raw scoring ability may suggest heightened potential even after controlling for a player’s actual rookie production. If you run a regression attempting to predict a rookie’s remaining career WAR from his first-year statistics, the second-most important predictor (though dwarfed by the effect of his age-adjusted rookie WAR itself) is usage rate, a measure of how frequently a player was called on for scoring attempts within his team’s offense, regardless of their success.The idea that Wiggins’s scoring and athleticism speak volumes about his potential in a way that can’t be captured by his rookie-season value metrics goes a long way toward explaining the gulf between his subjective reputation and the numbers. Only time will tell which is right, but that differential could position Wiggins as his generation’s Allen Iverson or Antoine Walker — players who served as early battlegrounds in the war between analytics and conventional wisdom. Tim Duncan199821-0.412.213.8+1.6 Larry Bird198023+2.612.211.1-1.1 PLAYERYEARAGETEAMMATE QUALITYRAW WARAGE-22 EQUIV. 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The Ohio State men’s hockey team just keeps on rolling. OSU came into a Friday afternoon contest against No. 14-ranked Northern Michigan unbeaten in its last five games, but fell behind Wildcats, 1-0, in the first period. The Buckeyes responded with four unanswered goals over the final two periods, however, and upset Northern Michigan, 4-1. OSU Sophomore forward Alex Szczechura tied the game in the second period and a third-period tally by sophomore forward Chris Crane put OSU in front for good. Senior captain Cory Schneider scored two goals late in regulation to clinch the upset. “I thought we got better as the game went on,” OSU coach Mark Osiecki said after the game. “We’re all about competing and work and goals by committee… It’s fun to coach these kids.” The Wildcats struck first, scoring on a shot from sophomore center Stephan Vigier shot at 16:07 in the first period to take a 1-0 lead. Junior left winger Kory Kaunisto assisted on the tally, the only for either team in the first period. The Buckeyes came out firing in the second period. OSU took 12 second-period shots, and one found the back of the net early. Szczechura out-muscled a defender behind Northern Michigan senior goalie Reid Ellingson’s net. Szczechura then wrapped around the goal before firing a shot home from close range to tie the score at 1-1. “(We were) working hard down low and I just kind of got (the puck) and took it to the net,” Szczechura said of his goal. “Luckily for me, it just went in. Nothing special about it.” Two Wildcats penalties gave OSU a 5-on-3 advantage just minutes later, but Ellingson denied four Buckeyes’ shots and Northern Michigan held OSU off. OSU outshot Northern Michigan, 17-8, through two periods, but the 1-1 score held as the third period began. At 10:38 of the final period, Northern Michigan freshman defenseman Jake Baker received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for an open-ice hit on OSU senior Danny Dries. After having his head illegally contacted by Baker, Dries eventually returned to his feet. Moments later, the Buckeyes made the Wildcats pay on the resulting power play when Crane poked a goal passed Ellingson to put OSU up. “They took a five-minute major and we capitalized,” Crane said. “Going hard to the net — that’s our mentality as Ohio State and it worked out for us.” With just more than two minutes to play Schneider, a forward, jammed a goal passed Ellingson to clinch the upset. Schneider also added an empty-net goal in the final minute of play. Senior goalie Cal Heeter stopped 13-of-14 shots in the game to preserve the win, which improved OSU’s record to 7-3-1 overall and 4-2-1-1 in the CCHA. The Wildcats fall to 4-3-3 overall and 1-2-3-2 in the CCHA. The two teams will meet again at the Schottenstein Center Saturday with the opening face-off set for 7:05 p.m.
Pep Guardiola has warned his players that progress must be continued to be made at Manchester City in order for him to see out his new contractThe Catalan signed a new two-year deal with the Premier League champions on Thursday that he will see remain at the club until the end of the 2020-21 season with his original contract still having a further year remaining.In his nine-year managerial career, Guardiola has spent four years at Barcelona and three at Bayern Munich.The 47-year-old warned that he may also decide to leave City, after a short spell, if they are unable to continue their progress made from this season.“The contract and the manager always depends on the result. We have extended two years to stay for the next three years but we depend on results,” said Guardiola, according to SportsKeeda.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“In football, what you have done in one year can change absolutely everything. But I have confidence with the club, with the chairman [Khaldoon Al Mubarak], with [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain]. We know [each other] perfectly.“When we feel things are not going well, we are going to change and I am going to make a step back.“I am trying, with all my efforts and desire to avoid that, and instead of making a step back we are going to make a step forward to maintain the level of this club.“We have a contract because we have to have a contract, but the club knows me and when I have the feeling that our relationship with the players is not good I am going to make a step back and another guy is going to come to help the players maintain this high level.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CDB47annualmeeting, #intergrationtradeandgrowth, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The Caribbean Development Bank and its key members are in town and based on the agenda, there are some serious and potentially trans-formative discussions set to take place at this 47th annual session. The CDB meeting agenda outlines topics designed to stave off weak economic growth in the Caribbean… consideration of how climate change will and is already impacting the region, what is really at risk… how we can and must boost productivity within our countries… can we find something other than tourism as an economic driver… and getting to the nitty gritty of what may be wrong with the model for attracting foreign direct investment. The meeting, where some 500 international delegates are expected to attend actually got started since yesterday with meetings largely headquartered at the Gus Lightbourne Gym. Though the 47th AGM was originally announced by the former TCI government administration through then Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick; chair of the sessions is recently elected Premier and new finance Minister, Hon Sharlene Robinson who extended welcome and said she anticipates the fruitful dialogue among regional colleagues which should see participants leaving feeling revitalized. President of the CDB, Dr Warren Smith said the sessions are geared to reexamination so that “Members exploit their synergies and maximize the benefits of the regional agreement, while moving closer to the goal of inclusive growth and shared prosperity.” The meetings is being held in the TCI for the second time with the 2017 theme being, “Integration, Trade & Growth.”#MagneticMediaNews#CDB47annualmeeting#intergrationtradeandgrowth Recommended for you CDB Annual Meeting in TCI: Integration, Trade & Growth
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 30, 2017 – Nassau – The Government of The Bahamas is committed to utilizing technology as a catalyst for national development, including using technology to integrate all of the country’s essential services, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said Tuesday.Another end result will be the creation of a more robust and secure government portal that will allow for transacting business in a more interactive way, at both at the local and global level. The strategy is part of an overarching plan to create a more technologically driven society within The Bahamas, placing technology at the heart of all public and private initiatives.Technology will also be used to facilitate the country’s participation in regional and global trade matters and to strengthen its cross-border collaboration on issues of mutual concern.“We believe that the effective governance and operation of our country depends on the extent to which we can use technology to integrate all essential services, create a more robust and secure government portal, and encourage Bahamians to embrace the new interactive method of doing business in the country,” Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe said.“We are well on our way to further strengthening institutions and building capacity through ICT.”Addressing the Opening Session of the URCA/Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s ‘ICT Week’ at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe said the creation of a more technologically driven society within The Bahamas is a major plank of the Minnis Administration.“We see it as a vital investment in expanding the economy and creating new, domestic, and foreign entrepreneurial opportunities; the possibility of domestic/foreign partnerships, and increased employment opportunities for Bahamians.”Parliamentary Secretary Parker-Edgecombe said the Government’s commitment to ICT is evident through the recent passage of the Commercial Enterprises legislation in the House of Assembly which, she said, embraces a broad range of investment opportunities that require secure, reliable ICT infrastructure to establish new, global business.“Our national ICT framework is a strength that we will continue to develop, improve and promote as a significant aspect of our ability to compete globally.”Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe said the B-Smart Bahamas initiative recently announced by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, will also play a critical role in the Administration’s drive to “build a modern Bahamas” using technology.“This initiative (B-Smart Bahamas) is expected to embrace technology as an integral part of the Bahamian society, allowing greater public online communication access through the establishment of strategic public WIFI hotspots throughout the country.“This initiative also aims to embrace technology to establish a National Alert messaging process, particularly during times of natural disasters. (The system was piloted during the recent hurricane season).“As we continue to build the modern Bahamas, technology will be at the heart of all public and private initiatives. We are also ensuring that technology facilitates our participation in regional and global trade and strengthens our cross-border collaboration on issues of mutual concern.”By: Matt Maura (BIS)Photo caption: Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Information and Communications, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe addresses ‘ICT Week’ at Atlantis, Paradise Island, November 28, 2017.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Community leaders were on the inaugural Contour Airlines flight Feb. 12 from Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to St. Louis. The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership said the daily jet service will support military mission and boost tourism….The new director of veterans services in Ohio is prioritizing transition readiness, so veterans are ready for new jobs “the moment they step out of uniform,” according to the Dayton Daily News. Deborah Ashenhurst said helping with employment will also reduce homelessness, drug abuse, mental health problems and suicide among the state’s 800,000 military veterans….Buckley Air Force Base pumped almost $1 billion into the Aurora, Colo., community last year, an increase over the year before. The base supports about 4,300 jobs, according to The Sentinel….Bids are due March 11 for a “transit-oriented development” study at a train station site near the south gate of Aberdeen Proving Ground. The Office of Economic Adjustment is funding the project, according to the RFP from Harford County, Md.Photo by Sustainable Ozarks Partnership ADC AUTHOR
WILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Invitations To BidInstallation of Porous Pavement on Shady Lane Drive — Deadline: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10amCanyonlands Trip — Deadline: Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:3pmAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at]wilmingtonma.gov with questions.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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”
Angela Lang/CNET In its fifth year, Amazon’s Prime Day kept up its record of breaking records. The 48-hour sale this week was the “largest shopping event in Amazon history” and “surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined,” the company said Wednesday. Amazon didn’t disclose specific total sales figures. Additionally, Monday brought in more new Prime members than any previous day, and Tuesday brought in nearly as many, making them the two biggest days ever for member signups.Prime members bought more than 175 million items during the Prime Day stretch. Amazon also benefited from its regular promotion of its own devices, with “the biggest event ever” for these gadgets, when comparing two-day periods. Some of the biggest sellers worldwide were Amazon’s Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, and Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote. Prime Day has attracted great attention worldwide, after starting as a much smaller sale in 2015. Now hundreds of other retailers join in the summer sale, and consumers tend to delay their purchasing in anticipation of Prime Day. Meanwhile, activists and unions this year used the occasion to stage protests and highlight their concerns about the world’s biggest online store, from working conditions in warehouses to climate issues to Amazon’s ties to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Amazon Prime E-commerce Amazon Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know 1:43 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote See it 2 Comments The protests weren’t the only issues to mar Prime Day over the years. While this year’s event worked out smoothly, glitches to Amazon’s site and mobile app have previously hampered the sale. Last year’s event had a botched opening that served customers error pages instead of deals. Despite those problems, last year’s Prime Day also broke sales records.Because Amazon is still growing, this latest Prime Day sales record isn’t expected to hold for long, with Cyber Monday in November typically becoming Amazon’s biggest sales day each year. Unlike Prime Day, deals on that day are available to all shoppers, not just Prime members.As it usually does for big sales days, Amazon offered up a bunch of big statements about Prime Day — for instance, that a record number of Prime members shopped on Prime Day in the US this year. Some of the biggest sellers in the country were the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Instant Pot DUO60 and 23andMe Health + Ancestry kits.In the United Arab Emirates, a new addition to Prime Day, some best-sellers included Al Ain Bottled Water, Ariel Laundry Detergent and Fine Towel Tissue Roll. Tags $74 Review • Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice remote: The $40 voice of Amazon TV 15 Photos Share your voice Mentioned Above Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Mobile Internet Now playing: Watch this: All of Amazon’s Alexa smart speakers Preview • Amazon Fire TV Stick adds speed, Alexa voice remote, keeps $40 price
Share your voice 12 Tags If you can overlook the hilariously terrible brand name, this massage gun can really help you overcome muscle pain. Laiwussy Here’s what happened: While on vacation with extended family, my brother-in-law, a personal trainer, showed off his favorite new tool for easing sore muscles. I’d never seen anything like it, nor heard of the brand: Theragun. It looked like a cross between an electric hand-mixer and a cordless drill — and it worked like a massage therapist that never gets tired.Because I have a chronic condition involving pelvic muscles, and because trying to manually massage various trigger points leads to very sore hands, I started investigating these things immediately. Ouch, sore wallet ahead: Theraguns range from $249 to $599.Thankfully, my research revealed many similar “percussive massagers” priced lower. A lot of them were around $200, but I found one for $160 — and thought I’d scored a pretty great deal.Sigh. That was barely two months ago. Now there are tons more copycats, and prices have plummeted. Case in point: The Laiwussy (oy) Muscle Massage Gun is $79.20 when you clip the on-page 8%-off coupon. Regular price: $85. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See it at AmazonIf that one sells out, here’s a virtually identical one from Lansi for $79.99. Bottom line: There are now lots of these priced in the $80-$90 range. I’m basically here to introduce you to the product category as a whole.You’ll note that many of these look more like a gun than the actual Theragun, which is more triangular, but the functionality is effectively the same. It has three speeds and comes with four interchangeable massage heads. And it’s cordless, able to run for a couple hours before needing recharging.You also get a carrying case so you can tote the gun wherever you need it — like, say, the gym, to relieve sore muscles right after a workout. (The aforementioned Lansi doesn’t include a case, though it comes with six heads instead of four.)It looks virtually identical to the one I bought, so I have to assume it works just as well. For me, this thing has been genuinely helpful, and in fact I used it just yesterday when I woke up with a nasty pain in my shoulder. Your mileage may vary, of course, and obviously a trained massage therapist is always going to be vastly superior to any machine.Still, if you often get knots that need to be worked out, or you’re finding that foam rollers aren’t getting the post-workout job done (I’ve never liked those), something like this is worth a look — especially considering how affordable they are now. Oh, quick word about the reviews: This one has four, and they’re all bogus, according to Fakespot and ReviewMeta. Many others have no reviews at all. As I said, this is a fairly new category, with lots of new copycats hitting the market. If you want a brand name with reliable reviews, be prepared to spend a lot more.Your thoughts?Read more: 5 wellness devices you’ll want in 2019CNET’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. Comments Wellness The Cheapskate 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.
A photo of Jignesh Mevani is doing the rounds on the internet which allegedly claims that the Gujarat MLA was beaten up in Begusarai.TwitterGujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who had spearheaded a Dalit movement in his state a couple of years ago, had visited a protest in Ahmedabad last year after an activist Bhanubhai Vankar immolated himself over allotment of land to Dalits in Dudkha village of Patan.Vankar had set fire to himself on February 15 last year. A few days later, Jignesh Mevani had visited the protest site on February 18, in which he was ‘manhandled’ by the police. A year later a viral picture of the Dalit leader being beaten up is doing the rounds on social media. Mevani was in Begusarai to campaign for former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar who will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Begusarai constituency.TWITTERATI CLAIMSAccording to a Facebook user’s claim, Jignesh Mevani was slapped thrice and then bashed up separately in Begusarai .”The audacity of this fellow to land in Bihar after abusing and beating up scores of Biharis in Gujarat some months back…! He was incidentally there to campaign for Kanhaiya. That’s the way these traitors need to be treated,” read the post. This message is being circulated with a picture that shows Mevani in a scuffle with a mob. A similar message with the same picture read, “The JNU Brigade of Kannhaiya has been grounded by the youngsters. The entire team of city Maoists, including Jignesh Mewani and Kanhaiya, have been fiercely washed away today.” The English translation of the caption read: “This is not Gujarat, this is the land of Begusarai. Here, people let their fist do the talking.” TwitterTRUE OR FALSE?The above claim comes in the backdrop of the Gujarat MLA’s recent visit to the Begusarai constituency to campaign for the candidature of CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar. International Business Times has found this post to be MISLEADING as this viral picture is from Ahmedabad and was shot in February 2018. The news has also been debunked by the AltNews. The image of the incident was shared by Mevani himself on Twitter in 2018.
Buildings are reflected on the glass windows of the NSE (National Stock Exchange) building in Mumbai, India, December 27, 2016.Reuters fileIndian markets were back on a selling spree on Friday as bank stocks declined after more lenders disclosed their exposure in the Punjab National Bank’s $1.8 billion fraud case.The Sensex ended down 286.71 points, or 0.84 per cent, at 34010.76 and the Nifty ended down 93.20 points, or 0.88 per cent, at 10452.30.The Indian rupee also weakened against the U.S. dollar after nation’s trade deficit widened to 56-month high due to higher oil and gold imports.The partially convertible rupee closed at 64.22 on Friday, down 0.35 percent from its previous close of 63.91.Here’s what to watch in the coming days.PNB probe widens, others lenders in the netThe Securities and Exchange Board of India has started investigating into trading and disclosure related issues in the matter of Punjab National Bank and Gitanjali Gems with regards to $1.8 billion fraud case.SBI has said it has an exposure of $212 million in respect to letter of undertaking issued by Punjab National Bank to Nirav Modi and other top lenders are also in the fray.Indian-born diamond jewellery designer Nirav Modi is the founder of the $2.3 billion Firestar Diamond and was ranked #57 in the Forbes list of India’s billionaires in 2017.Walmart looking to buy Flipkart: ReportWalmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia’s third-largest economy, Reuters reported on Friday citing two sources familiar with the matter.In what would be one of its biggest overseas deals, the U.S. retailer is looking at buying new and existing shares in Flipkart and due diligence is likely to begin as early as next week, the report said.Federal Reserve minutes of the meetingNext week, the U.S. Fed releases the minutes from its January meeting at which the central bank opted to leave interest rates unchanged but upgraded its inflation outlook.So far U.S. economic data has shown a sharp uptick in wages and a strong consumer price inflation figures, raising speculation that the central bank may raise interest sooner than expected.
AreaRightsEarnings Guntur1.200.43 Ceded2.000.86 RakshasuduTwitterBellamkonda Sai Srinivas’ Rakshasudu has concluded the first weekend with a decent collection at the box office. The movie has recovered 50 percent of its distributors’ investment in three days.Since his debut, Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas has been delivering flop films one after other. Despite making huge investments in his films, he could not score a single hit for himself. The promos of Rakshasudu had grabbed many eyeballs and generated a lot of curiosity. The hype surrounding it helped the movie receive good advance booking for its opening day. Having started on a good note, the film collected Rs 3.90 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. It earned a share of Rs 2.30 crore for its distributors.The movie was successful in striking a chord with the audience and the word of mouth helped it remain rock-steady at the ticket counters across the Telugu state on the following days. In fact, Rakshasudu made better collection on Sunday than Friday and Saturday in some areas like Nizam.As per early estimates, Rakshasudu has collected approximately Rs 10.78 crore at the worldwide box office in the first weekend. The movie is estimated to have earned Rs 6.36 crore for its distributors, who have shelled out Rs 16 crore on its theatrical rights. The film has returned them 39.75 per cent of their investments in three days.Here are the area-wise earnings and distribution rights’ prices of Rakshasudu. These numbers are based on various sources and may not match with actual figures released by the makers or distributors. All the figures are in INR crore.AreaAreaRightsRightsEarningsEarningsAreaNizamRights5.50Earnings2.30AreaCededRights2.00Earnings0.86AreaVizagRights1.50Earnings0.86AreaG East Rights0.95Earnings0.40AreaG West Rights0.85Earnings0.30AreaKrishnaRights1.00Earnings0.42AreaGunturRights1.20Earnings0.43AreaNelloreRights0.50Earnings0.16AreaAP/TS TotalRights13.50Earnings5.68AreaRest of IndiaRights Earnings0.26AreaOverseasRights Earnings0.42AreaGlobal TotalRights Earnings6.36 Rest of India AP/TS Total13.505.68 Krishna1.000.42 Nellore0.500.16 Global Total 6.36 G East 0.950.40 Nizam5.502.30 0.26 Vizag1.500.86 G West 0.850.30 0.42 Overseas
Indian pedestrians watch as a digital broadcast presents the rolling share price information and national election results news coverage on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai on May 16, 2014.PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]The key Indian equity market indices on Monday opened higher despite a cautious trend in Asian markets.The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,742.07 on December 21, opened higher at 35,859.66 points.Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 35,731.58, down by 10.49 points, or 0.03 per cent.At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 10,754 points on Friday, was quoting at 10,769.95, up 15.95 points or 0.15 per cent.Concerns over global economic growth and threat of a partial US government shutdown spooked international and domestic equity indices on the last day of trading, with the BSE Sensex and the NSE plunging nearly 700 points and 200 points, respectively.On Monday, Asian indices were showing a mixed trend. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was quoting red, down by 0.66 per cent, South Korea’s Kospi was down by 0.19 per cent, SET Composite of Thailand was down by 0.20 per cent and China’s Shanghai Composite index was trading in green, up by 0.16 per cent.Last week, Nasdaq closed in red, down by 2.99 per cent while FTSE 100 was up by 0.14 per cent at the closing on Friday.
A branch of United Commercial Bank (UCBL) in Tanbazar area in Narayanganj catches fire early Sunday.A man died in a fire at a branch of United Commercial Bank (UCBL) in Tanbazar area of Narayanganj early Sunday.The deceased, Selim Mia, 43 was a security guard of the bank.Witnesses said, the fire originated from the second floor of UCBL office in Padma City Plaza of Narayanganj at around 4:30am, and immediately engulfed the entire floor.On information, nine units of fire service from Dhaka and Narayanganj rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control after more than two hours of hectic efforts.One of the fire service man, Amirul, 35, was injured during the rescue operation. He was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in a critical condition. Fire service units also rescued 30 to 35 people trapped in the rooftop.Narayanganj fire service deputy assistant director Mamunur Rashid confirmed the incident and said short circuit may cause the fire.