Shatrughan joins Cong.,to contest against Prasad

first_imgRebel BJP MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha joined the Congress on Saturday. He will contest the Lok Sabha election from the seat against BJP candidate and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.The two-term MP said he left the BJP, on its foundation day [Saturday], with “immense pain and a heavy heart”. Slamming the party in his inimitable style, the actor-turned-politician said, “The BJP has become a one-man show and two-man army.”He also heaped praise on Congress president Rahul Gandhi, calling him a “dynamic, tried, tested and successful leader and the face and future of India”.Mr. Sinha turned a rebel after he was denied a berth in the Union Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ever since, he has spared no chance to attack the Prime Minister and the BJP-led NDA government. He recently said that he had been advised by RJD chief Lalu Prasad to join the Congress.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

PNP Administration announces plan to ease Blue Hills traffic congestion

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Mar 2016 – A two pronged solution is today announced by Government to alleviate the often maddening traffic congestion exiting Blue Hills, Providenciales. Re-engineering and another useful exit from the busiest part of the country, especially on school mornings, is believed to be the relief motorists have been pushing for, for years. Specifically, the Ministry of Housing, Infrastructure and Planning says it will reconfigure the Blue Hills roundabout creating a left and right lane, to guide traffic out of the area in two directions on a broader road strip… no longer will drivers be stuck in one queue. It was also explained that a road into Kew Town will be created for traffic headed south and toward the airport. Minister Amanda Missick offered comment, “I am well pleased with the work completed thus far by the Public Works Team and look forward, as do the residents and visitors of Providenciales, to the finished project.”Already, said Minister Amanda, phase one of the work has begun… phase two, she said will begin within 2016. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Related Items:blue hills, minister amanda missick, pnp, traffic congestionlast_img read more

San Diego Fire Rescue hosts Girls Empowerment Camp

first_imgSan Diego Fire Rescue hosts Girls Empowerment Camp Posted: May 20, 2018 May 20, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez Elizabeth Alvarez, Updated: 5:41 PMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsShe interviewed the kids about their favorite activities and talked to firefighter Helen Sylvia about her inspiration to become a firefighter. Sunday morning, Elizabeth Alvarez visited the 2nd Annual Girls Empowerment Camp in the Midway District. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

SpaceX blasts Starship heat shield with industrial flamethrowers

first_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Testing metallic heat shield at 1100C (2000F) @SpaceX— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 25, 2019 In an interview with Popular Mechanics, Musk described the unusual Starship heat shield as being “like a stainless-steel sandwich” with fuel or water flowing between the layers. The top layer has tiny perforations that bleed the liquid to the outside to help cool the spaceship.  Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $999 $999 Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Comment Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 23 Photos Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 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. NASA’s wildest rides: Extreme vehicles for Earth and beyond 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. $299 at Amazon See It $6 at Tidal Angela Lang/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Apple iPhone XS Read Google Home Hub review Read the AirPods review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET See 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. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. If you see Musk and a flamethrower mentioned anywhere near each other, it’s going to conjure up thoughts of the Boring Company’s infamous flamethrower saga. A Twitter user asked if SpaceX had borrowed some Boring flamethrowers for the test. “These are industrial strength,” Musk answered. “Not recommended for use at home!” SpaceX built a prototype “hopper” Starship for takeoff and landing tests, but it suffered a setback this week when high winds in Texas blew the nose cone off. Musk says it will take several weeks to repair. At least we know the heat shield design seems to be holding up to punishment. Boost Mobile Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. Rylo $59 at eBay SpaceX’s Starship hopper prior to falling over in a wind storm. SpaceX SpaceX and Elon Musk have big ambitions to send the Starship around the moon and eventually to Mars. The eye-catching stainless-steel spacecraft now under development will use a metallic heat shield, and that heat shield is already undergoing a pretty serious stress test.Musk posted a video to Twitter overnight showing a dramatic and very loud roasting test and sharing the temperature: 1100 Celsius (2000 Fahrenheit).  TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $999 Sci-Tech See it Turo Comments See It Elon Musk Space SpaceX,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. 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). Sarah Tew/CNET Starship gets ready 1 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. 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. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags Chris Monroe/CNET 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. See It 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. 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 is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy Sprint See at Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate $520 at HP Amazon $999 SpaceX Starship test rocket fractured by fierce winds Elon Musk unveils assembled SpaceX Starship and it’s glorious $210 at Best Buy 7 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags Share your voice 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. $155 at Google Expresslast_img read more

Anxious about retirement and managing finances Heres how to retire rich

first_img10Rs. 1 lakh10%Rs. 2.1 crore Investing For Higher Returns YearsMonthly InvestmentROICorpus 10Rs. 10,00010%Rs. 20.7 lakh 20Rs. 10,00010%Rs. 76.6 lakh In A 15-Year Frame 15Rs. 10,00010%Rs. 41.8 lakh If you’re unable to invest a higher amount, your other option is to take higher risks, which could provide you higher returns in the long term.Investing For Higher ReturnsInvesting For Higher ReturnsInvesting For Higher ReturnsYearsMonthly InvestmentROICorpusInvesting For Higher Returns5Rs. 30,00015%Rs. 26.9 lakhInvesting For Higher Returns10Rs. 30,00015%Rs. 83.6 lakhInvesting For Higher Returns15Rs. 30,00015%Rs. 2 crore 25Rs. 10,00010%Rs. 1.3 crore 15Rs. 30,00015%Rs. 2 crore 10Rs. 50,00010%Rs. 1 crore 5Rs. 1 lakh10%Rs. 78.1 lakh YearsMonthly InvestmentROICorpus 30Rs. 10,00010%Rs. 2.3 crore YearsMonthly InvestmentROICorpus 5Rs. 50,00010%Rs. 39 lakh 15Rs. 50,00010%Rs. 2.1 crore 5Rs. 10,00010%Rs. 7.8 lakh 10Rs. 30,00015%Rs. 83.6 lakh An elderly couple sit on a bench next crocus flowers in a park in DuesseldorfReutersRetirement brings with it a mix of anxiety and relief. The anxiety could be due to the absence of a profession and a regular stream of income. The relief is because of the final breaking away from many of life’s responsibilities and living for oneself. Though finances are a concern, most people look at retirement as a time to relax. What about you? Are you concerned about your finances or are you waiting for retirement?In a survey conducted by a well-known financial institution, India ranks top in the Retirement Readiness Index with a score of 7.6 while the Global average score is 5.9. So, though Indians are ready for retirement, can they retire rich?Who doesn’t like the sound of the word ‘rich’? How can we retire rich?In theory, retiring rich is very easy. Here are some easy steps which, when followed, ensure that you have a substantial disposable corpus at retirement.Start Early Ever heard the saying ‘the early bird catches the worm’? The benefits of being early in retirement planning are immense and not to be taken lightly. If you start early, you can accumulate a hefty sum by the time you retire, even if your monthly contributions towards your retirement fund are small. The longer you remain invested, the higher your compounded growth – essentially, the returns earned on past returns. This compounding miracle yields great results in the long term. See the numbers yourself.YearsYearsMonthly InvestmentMonthly InvestmentROIROICorpusCorpusYears5Monthly InvestmentRs. 10,000ROI10%CorpusRs. 7.8 lakhYears10Monthly InvestmentRs. 10,000ROI10%CorpusRs. 20.7 lakhYears15Monthly InvestmentRs. 10,000ROI10%CorpusRs. 41.8 lakhYears20Monthly InvestmentRs. 10,000ROI10%CorpusRs. 76.6 lakhYears25Monthly InvestmentRs. 10,000ROI10%CorpusRs. 1.3 croreYears30Monthly InvestmentRs. 10,000ROI10%CorpusRs. 2.3 crore YearsMonthly InvestmentROICorpus 5Rs. 30,00015%Rs. 26.9 lakh If you invest Rs. 10,000 a month for 10 years with an expected ROI of 10%, your corpus is just Rs. 20.7 lakh. But if you double the tenure to 20 years, your corpus grows more than three-fold. However, triple the tenure to 30 years and your corpus grows over ten-fold. This is the power of compounding.But what if you are late in your investments? Is the opportunity lost? Can’t you retire rich?Actually, you can, though the power of compounded growth would be limited for you.When you start late, you lose the benefit of time. Therefore, you must make up for the lost time by investing higher amounts each year, or by taking higher risks. Let’s say your retirement corpus requirement is Rs. 2 crore, but you have limited time left to create this corpus.Here’s how you’ll need to invest if your returns expectations are a conservative 10%.In A 10-Year FrameIn A 10-Year FrameIn A 10-Year FrameYearsMonthly InvestmentROICorpusIn A 10-Year Frame5Rs. 1 lakh10%Rs. 78.1 lakhIn A 10-Year Frame10Rs. 1 lakh10%Rs. 2.1 croreIn A 10-Year FrameIn A 15-Year FrameIn A 10-Year FrameYearsMonthly InvestmentROICorpusIn A 10-Year Frame5Rs. 50,00010%Rs. 39 lakhIn A 10-Year Frame10Rs. 50,00010%Rs. 1 croreIn A 10-Year Frame15Rs. 50,00010%Rs. 2.1 crore In A 10-Year Frame So, you would have to invest higher amounts if you start late.Choose Your Investment InstrumentThere are numerous investment instruments available in the market which you can choose for retirement planning. However, you should be careful about the inherent risks and returns of each instrument before you choose one. Here are some popular instruments and their features:PPF – a stable avenue which promises guaranteed returns, the Public Provident Fund is popular among many. PPF promises a current interest rate of 7.8% and both investments and returns are tax-free.Mutual funds: Perhaps the best, most convenient way to create a retirement corpus. You can pick a mutual fund based on your investment capacity and risk appetite. If you’re investing for the long term, it would be best to invest in an equity mutual funds where past long-term returns have been in the range of 10-12% per annum.National Pension Scheme: Any Indian between the age of 18 and 60 can open an NPS account and contribute a part of their income towards a retirement fund. The contributions are invested in government securities, equity markets, and corporate debt.A Word Of CautionInvesting in any of these instruments would yield a good corpus for your retirement. However, if you want to remain rich even after retirement, there are a few actionable decisions which you should make. These include the following.Stay invested. Just because you have retired, don’t encash the entire accumulated corpus. Redeem the amount you require and keep the corpus invested. You can earn further returns which would maximize your wealth.Ensure that you have a passive source of income. Buy a property and rent it out, invest in a scheme (like Senior Citizen Saving Scheme, post office Monthly Income Scheme, etc.) which gives regular income payouts or generate an income from a type of business. Try having a source of passive income to fall back on in case of a financial emergency.Keep planning and setting goals. You might have achieved your financial goals by retirement. But even after retirement, keep making new plans to manage your money carefully to get the best possible returns in retirement.Retiring rich is not difficult if you know how to. Just be disciplined with your investments, think of the long term, and keep investing.(The author is the CEO of BankBazaar. Views expressed in the article are personal.)last_img read more

Shyamal Kanti indicted for bribery

first_imgShyamal Kanti Bhakta. File PhotoA Narayanganj court on Wednesday indicted much-talked-about school teacher Shyamal Kanti Bhakta in a case filed by his fellow teacher on charge of bribery.Bhakta, the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School, was publicly humiliated on 13 May last year for allegedly hurting religious sentiment.Locals beat the headmaster in Bandar area of Narayanganj and local MP AKM Salim Osman, brother of Awami League MP Shamim Osman, forced him to do sit-up holding his ears.This incident sparked public outrage across the country after the video of Shyamal Kanti doing sit-ups holding his ears went viral on social networking sites.Now that headmaster stands accused of taking bribe in a case filed by a teacher of the same school, Morsheda Begum.Morsheda filed the case on 27 July in 2016 accusing the headmaster of taking Tk 1.35 lakh from her as bribe in 2014.Narayanganj senior judicial magistrate (third) Aktaruzzaman Bhuiyan indicted Shyamal Kanti after a hearing in presence of the headmaster.The magistrate fixed 12 December as the date of next hearing of the case.Talking to Prothom Alo, Bhakta, who is now out in bail, alleged that Salim Osman worked behind the scene to file the “false case” against the teacher in a bid to get rid of the case against himself.“I am being harassed by filing a false case against me despite the fact that I am a teacher. I want justice and to get rid of the false case,” said Bhakta. Earlier in May this year, a Narayanganj court sent Shyamal Kanti Bhakta to jail in the case after he surrendered before it, seeking bail following an arrest warrant.last_img read more

March for Justice

first_imgOn Sept. 30, two marches – the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women — included men and women from several different racial and ethnic backgrounds, marching in unity, to the DOJ to advocate for Black women and racial equality.(Photos by Rob Roberts)last_img