Guam Governor Still Opposes Marine Corps Realignment

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo on Wednesday reiterated his opposition to the planned move of 5,000 Marines from Okinawa due to an ongoing dispute with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services over the use of skilled foreign labor on the island. Calvo had supported the buildup before the agency changed its policy in December 2015 and began rejecting nearly all requests by Guam for foreign skilled labor, reports the Guam Daily Post. A foreign labor force that typically exceeded 1,000 was reduced to 35 as of this January. Calvo said a provision in the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill allowing contractors to use up to 4,000 foreign workers annually on the military’s buildup-related projects should be expanded to include civilian projects.The governor spoke during the opening of an industry forum on business opportunities associated with the $8.7 billion buildup. DOD currently is soliciting bids for $2.6 billion in projects, Will Boudra, director of the Navy’s Guam Program Management Office, told attendees. Nine projects valued at $510 million already have been completed, and $495 million in projects are under way, reports the Pacific Daily News.Pacific Daily News photo by Rick Cruzlast_img read more

Kenny Leon Reprising Tupac Musical In Atlanta

first_img Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Kendrick Lamar: Seeing Dr. Dre And Tupac As A Kid Although the hip-hop musical initially had only a brief Broadway run, many hope Lin-Manuel Miranda’s GRAMMY- winning impact with “Hamilton” has opened the mainstream mind to appreciating hip-hop on a Broadway stage.Tupac rates as one of American culture’s great inspirations, but it was GRAMMY winner Harry Belafonte who Leon credits with the musical’s return with an updated libretto. The director’s whole perspective changed after Belafonte said, “You put on display a form of Afrocentrism on a Eurocentric platform. That within itself is a success.”As Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company reprises this creative compilation of Tupac’s words, music and insights, we could all benefit from taking the spirit of “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” and applying Tupac’s legacy to today’s compelling challenges.Flashback: Tupac Introduces Kiss At The 38th GRAMMY Awards Facebook Kenny Leon Reprising Tupac Musical In Atlanta Now that “Hamilton” has shown the way, will Tupac Shakur’s “Holler If Ya Hear Me” hip-hop musical find the reception it deserves?Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 5, 2017 – 1:19 pm Some “California Love” will be opening in Atlanta on Sept. 12 as Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon reprises his 2014 production of Tupac Shakur’s “Holler If Ya Hear Me.” Tupac Musical Returning In Atlanta kenny-leon-reprising-tupac-musical-atlanta News Email last_img read more

Bethel settles out of court with Wassillie Gregory

first_imgWassillie Gregory and the City of Bethel have settled out of court related to an incident in which the man was roughly arrested by a former Bethel police officer in the AC parking lot.Gregory’s Attorney Sean Brown filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the city and former officer Andrew Reid, seeking damages. He argued that Reid violated Gregory’s civil rights and committed assault and battery in what he described as an “attack” last July.The complaint says Gregory presented no threat to the officer and that the city is liable for Reid’s conduct. It claims the city knew of other complaints against Reid and did not properly investigate.Brown says the terms of the settlement are confidential but that the case is dismissed as part of the settlement.A judge earlier this month dismissed Gregory’s conviction for harassment afterthe video surfaced in early April.Gregory pleaded guilty last year to the harassment charge without the assistance of an attorney. He originally faced charges for harassment, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. The latter charges were dismissed with original guilty plea.From a distance the video shows the arrest in which the intoxicated Gregory is slammed to the ground several times. Brown’s complaint on behalf of Gregory says the officer pepper sprayed Gregory in the face and that he suffered a fractured shoulder and rib, requiring medical treatment in Anchorage.Reid was hired by the city in 2012 and fired in March of this year.last_img read more

Air Canada to start DhakaToronto operation

first_imgThe Air Canada will start its operation from Toronto to Dhaka soon via New Delhi as per the Air Service Agreement, recently signed between Bangladesh and Canada.This was revealed on Sunday when newly appointed Canadian high commissioner Benoit Préfontaine paid a call on civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon at secretariat in Dhaka.Bangladeshi passengers can travel to New York easily through Air Canada as the airlines operate frequent flights to New York from Toronto, the new Canadian envoy apprised of the minister.Menon expressed his hope that the operations of Air Canada between Bangladesh and Canada would further expand trade and commerce relations between the two nations.Thanking Canada for taking firm stand against Myanmar government regarding ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas, the minister said the world community needs to take more stern steps for forcing Myanmar to take back their nationals from Bangladesh.The High Commissioner said Canada appointed a special envoy to create pressure to Myanmar government for taking back Rohingyas from Bangladesh.He said the Canadian prime minister had issued stringent statement to warn the Myanmar government.last_img read more

Troops mass in Pyongyang show of strength

first_imgA man walks past a television screen broadcasting live footage of a ceremony to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-Sung, at a railway station in Seoul. Photo: AFPNorth Korea’s military forces were massed in Pyongyang Saturday for a show of strength by leader Kim Jong-Un as tensions mount over his nuclear ambitions.Hundreds of flatbed trucks packed with soldiers lined the banks of the Taedong river ahead of a parade through the North Korean capital.Ostensibly the event was to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim’s grandfather, the North’s founder Kim Il-Sung – a date known as the ‘Day of the Sun’ in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the country’s official name.But it is also intended to send an unmistakable message to Washington, Seoul, Tokyo and other capitals about the isolated, nuclear-armed North’s military might.Pyongyang is under multiple sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes, and has ambitions to build a rocket capable of delivering a warhead to the US mainland – something US President Donald Trump has vowed “won’t happen”.It has carried out five nuclear tests – two of them last year – and multiple missile launches, one of which saw three rockets come down in waters provocatively close to Japan last month.Speculation that it could conduct a sixth blast in the coming days to coincide with the anniversary has reached fever pitch, with specialist US website 38North describing its Punggye-ri test site as “primed and ready” and White House officials saying military options were “already being assessed”.Trump has dispatched the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and an accompanying battle group to the Korean peninsula.“We are sending an armada. Very powerful,” Trump told the Fox Business Network. “He is doing the wrong thing,” he added of Kim. “He’s making a big mistake.”China, the North’s sole major ally, and Russia have both urged restraint, with Beijing’s foreign minister Wang Yi warning Friday that “conflict could break out at any moment”.The North has reiterated its constant refrain that it is ready for “war” with the US.Its army vowed Friday a ‘merciless’ response to any US provocation but diplomats in Pyongyang are more sanguine, pointing out that the North raises its rhetoric every spring, when Washington and Seoul hold annual joint exercises that it views as preparations for invasion.None of the North’s five previous nuclear tests have taken place in the month of April.‘Tough message’On past form, the parade will see Kim watch ranks of goose-stepping soldiers marching through Kim Il-Sung Square in the centre of Pyongyang, accompanied by tanks, missiles on trailers, and other materiel.Military specialists keep a close eye on such events for clues about developments in the North’s capabilities. Jeffrey Lewis, of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies said he was looking out for “the possibility of a new ICBM”, adding: “There may be some surprises.”The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty and Pyongyang says that it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself against a possible US invasion.The US cruise missile strike on Syria vindicated its stance, it said last weekend.According to diplomats, North Korean officials have described the US president as “unpredictable” and been unnerved by his comments and actions.Pyongyang could use the parade as a show of strength in preference to a nuclear test, analysts said.It wanted to send “a tough message to the United States in response to the Trump administration’s recent rhetoric and the military steps the United States has taken”, said Evans Revere of the Brookings Institution in Washington.Another missile launch or nuclear test “can’t be ruled out”, he said, but the Syria strike and Washington’s implied threats “may give Pyongyang some pause”.“A parade is a highly visible but non-kinetic way of showing off capabilities,” he told AFP.The North is aiming its message at China as well as the US, analysts say.Beijing has made clear its frustration with Pyongyang’s stubbornness but its priority remains preventing any instability on its doorstep, and it has been unnerved by the sabre-rattling.The state-run Global Times newspaper, which sometimes reflects the thinking of China’s leadership, issued an unequivocal warning to Pyongyang in an editorial this week that it “should avoid making mistakes at this time”.Pyongyang was “upset with all of its neighbours”, said Bruce Bennett of the Rand Organisation and Kim needs to “demonstrate defiance”.North Korean culture is that its leaders “are supposed to reign by power”, he said. “He cannot back down without looking weak and thereby facing the prospect of a coup.”last_img read more

Border Patrol Finds Three Children One Woman Dead At South Texas Border

first_imgREUTERS/Loren Elliott via The Texas TribuneA suspected smuggler uses his arms to paddle a raft of immigrants across the Rio Grande in an illegal crossing of the Mexico-U.S. border near McAllen.U.S. Border Patrol agents found four bodies Sunday near the Rio Grande in South Texas, including three children and a young woman, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra posted in a tweet Sunday night.Guerra tweeted that the bodies appeared to be 2 infants, a toddler and 20-year-old female.BREAKING NEWS: Deputies are on scene by the river SE of the Anzalduas Park in Las Paloma Wildlife Management Area where Border Patrol agents located 4 deceased bodies. Bodies appear to be 2 infants, a toddler and 20yoa female. Deputies are awaiting FBI agents who will be leading. pic.twitter.com/2qPCYDjZBu— Sheriff Eddie Guerra (@SheriffGuerra) June 24, 2019The four bodies were found southeast of Anzalduas Park in the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area of Mission, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Rio Grande Valley area accounts for more than 40% of undocumented immigrant apprehensions and is “the busiest sector in the nation.”The deaths follow a surge of unauthorized migration to the U.S. last month, when more than 144,000 people were apprehended or deemed inadmissible to the country — the largest number in 13 years.U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, weighed in on the situation on Twitter early Monday morning.“Sadly, this is what happens when infants are used as a ticket to enter the US due to arcane laws,” Cornyn said. “Inaction is not an option.”The reported deaths follow several days of news reports about troubling conditions inside border-area detention centers. Last week, four toddlers were hospitalized after lawyers visited a U.S. Border Patrol facility in McAllen and found them severely ill and not receiving medical attention, according to the Huffington Post. All four children were under three years old, according to the lawyers; one was “completely unresponsive.”This piece was originally published in The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sharelast_img read more

How to match right footwear with right outfit this monsoon

first_imgMonsoon is a gloomy time of the year that is generally a threat to all the fashion fun. Matching a right footwear adds to the dilemma. From light material to light shoes and from rich hues to comfortable feet, experts suggest ways to give this monsoon season a fashionable twist.Experts list down ways to look fashionable this monsoon.4Gold foil prints with strapy sandals: Monsoon season calls for light material and pastel shades, and if you add a touch of shimmer with beautiful gold foil prints on your pastel coloured kurtas, you’re effortlessly ready for the monsoon. You can chose from a variety of colours like turquoise, dust pink, teal blue or bright pink. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs for your feet, prefer wearing flats or platform heals instead off pencil heel to avoid slipping and other walking discomfort due to mud and puddles during the monsoon season. So pair your gold foil printed kurtis with strappy flat sandals and it would definitely ace up your style game.4Vibrant colours to make gloomy days exciting: you can change the fashion game by bringing in all the vibrant and exciting colours out of the wardrobe. Vibrant colour outfits would instantly add up to your entire look without having to do much accessorising, just team it with your pair of ballerina shoes. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4Layering especially quilted jackets: Mix and match works wonders and this monsoon calls for some mixing and matching of different colours and prints. Why always go for the boring light shades and dull layering? Put some maroon slim pants with a black indie top and to layer it up some ethnic print quilted jacket for a boho chic vibe even in monsoon. Buy some bright hues to cover your monsoon blues. Team up your outfit with a pair of clogs or a pair of cute flip flop during monsoon which can never go out offashion.last_img read more

New Pixel 4 Leak Google Is Stealing the OnePlus 7 Pros Best

first_imgInformation about the Pixel 4 has been leaking again. While Google has kindly confirmed a few details already about the exterior of the phone, this latest round of rumors goes beneath the phone’s surface, spoiling all the major internal components.This comes from 9to5Google, which has been informed by a ‘reliable source’ about the Pixel 4. Some of it we’d already heard about, but much of it is new and indicates a big step up between generations.First off, the displays. The Pixel 4 XL will keep the same size as the 3 XL, 6.3 inches. The standard 4 is getting a little larger though, from 5.5 inches to 5.7 inches. Both are OLED displays, the Pixel 4’s being Full HD+, and 4 XL’s rated as Quad HD. Most interestingly, both displays are going to have ‘Smooth Display’ technology, meaning they run at a speedy 90Hz like the OnePlus 7 Pro or Razer Phone 2, which means scrolling through social media or photos on these phones should feel like a dream.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. Tech This Out: New Nintendo Switch Battery, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, iPhone 11 LaunchMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpGalaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Hands-on: What’s New, What’s Different05:28OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0003:1603:16 This does increase power consumption though, which brings us on to the batteries. The Pixel 4’s battery is allegedly downsizing from the Pixel 3, going from 2,915mAh to 2,800mAh, which hopefully won’t matter too much if Google’s made the rest of the phone more efficient. The Pixel 4 XL is getting a little boost on the other hand, reportedly going from 3,430mAh to 3,700mAh capacity.The phone’s body will continue along the Pixel 3’s theme of glass front and back, rather than the Pixel 3a’s cheaper plastic casing. Within its chassis, the Pixel 4 is also said to be receiving stereo speakers by the source.The cameras are seeing a significant upgrade, as there’s finally going to be a second sensor on the rear of the Pixel 4, apparently a 12MP/16MP combo. Google is apparently also working on a DSLR accessory for these cameras, which sounds strange but kind of makes sense given their focus on the Pixel’s photo capabilities.MORE: iPhone 11 Release Date Accidentally Revealed (Report)One piece of information we’d heard already was the memory. Both Pixel 4s will have 6GB of RAM, up from the 4GB you can find in every previous Pixel series model. As for storage, you’ll have to choose between 64GB or 128GB, at least in the US.It was also widely assumed that Google would use the Snapdragon 855 CPU in the new Pixels, and this is what 9to5Google’s source confirms.Also new but previously leaked was the face unlock system in the Pixel 4’s front notch, and also the Project Soli radar system which will be used for hands-off control of the phone’s functions. The operating system, to nobody’s surprise, is going to be Android Q in its unaltered state, which continues to be great news for haters of manufacturer-installed bloatware. Google’s also sticking to its promise to provide updates for three years after the Pixel 4’s launch, so you’ll be able to enjoy future Android features for some time to come.The official reveal for the Pixel 4 will come in October, along with some other announcements of Google’s latest physical products. If you want to stay up to date with what we know about these announcements, you can check our Pixel 4 rumor round-up page for the latest information.Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Event Recap: Everything You Missed from Unpacked 2019Apple Is Reportedly Locking Third-Party iPhone Battery RepairsSamsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Hands-on Review: Big-Screen Phone to Beatlast_img read more

What Adam Savage Needs to Know to Fly an Iron Man

first_imgI was fairly impressed with the first episode of Savage Builds, which is now airing on the Discovery Channel. It’s basically a show that lets Adam Savage (from MythBusters) do whatever he wants. In this case, he attempts to build an actual real-life Iron Man suit. SPOILER ALERT: He mostly succeeds. This is accomplished by printing out Iron Man armor pieces in titanium and then adding the jet suit from Gravity Industries on top of that. Yes, there is a real-life flying suit. It uses multiple small jet engines to provide enough thrust for a human to fly. Here is my previous analysis that looks at the power required for flight. (You can watch the episode for free, at least for now.)But could a normal human being fly this thing? Maybe. Just maybe. Adam gave it a try and started to learn how to fly this jet-powered suit, but he wasn’t ready to fly it with the added difficulty of wearing titanium Iron Man armor. Instead Richard Browning (founder of Gravity Industries) was the Iron Man pilot. The visual effect of seeing an actual flying Iron Man was epic.Now for some physics. How do you control this flying suit? This suit has one main jet engine on the pilot’s back with two smaller jets on each arm. That means the pilot can control the suit by just changing the arm positions and not even having to adjust the jet engine thrust. It’s a cool design.Let’s see how you would position your arms (for that day when you are the pilot) for different motions.Hovering and vertical motionWhen starting off, the pilot keeps his or her arms out at an angle. That means there are essentially four forces on the human. There is the downward gravitational force and the upward (and at a slight angle) force from the back jet. Finally, there are the two angled forces from the arm jets. Here is a simplified force diagram for when the suit is in a hover (stationary and off the ground): More Great WIRED StoriesThe Cold War project that pulled climate science from iceiPadOS isn’t just a name. It’s a new direction for AppleHow to stop robocalls—or at least slow them downEverything you want—and need—to know about aliensHow early-stage VCs decide where to invest🏃🏽‍♀️ Want the best tools to get healthy? Check out our Gear team’s picks for the best fitness trackers, running gear (including shoes and socks), and best headphones.📩 Get even more of our inside scoops with our weekly Backchannel newsletter Notice that there is now a forward component of force from the back jet. If the jet arms don’t push back, this x-component of force for the back jet will be the only force pushing forward. The pilot will then accelerate. If there are no other forces, the flying human would continue to increase in speed in this position. Once at the desired speed you would put your arms back to the same position as hovering. Remember, you don’t need a net force while moving at a constant speed—you just need it to accelerate. OK, if there is a significant air drag force acting on you, this will change your forces a little bit. I’m just guessing you aren’t going to be flying super-fast on your first try.Oh, you might have to adjust your arms during this acceleration. It’s possible that by moving your arms back and leaning forward, you change the vertical forces. Don’t worry, just pull your arms in closer to your body to give a greater upward arm jet force to compensate.What about rotating and moving side to side? Sideways motion is the same as above. You just want a net force in that direction to accelerate. When you are ready to stop, you would need to have a net backward force to slow yourself down.For the rotation, you would also need to consider the net torque on the pilot—where torque is sort of like a rotational force. But don’t jump too far ahead. Just keep it basic for now. Once you have mastered hovering, we can talk about torque and rotations.center_img OK, hold on. Before we talk about these forces, let’s go over some very basic physics. First, there is the gravitational force. On the diagram, this appears as mg where m is the mass of the human flier and g is the gravitational field. On the surface of the Earth, the gravitational field has a magnitude of about 9.8 Newtons per kilogram.But what do forces even do? The most basic force-motion relationship says that the total vector force (the net force) on an object is proportional to the object’s acceleration. That means that for a pilot to hover in place, the total force must be zero. If the net force is in the upward direction, the human will accelerate upward.Since we need the net force, let’s write the net force as the following equation:There are some important notes for this equation.The “arrows” over the variables mean that they are vectors. Vectors are variables with more than one piece of information. If you want to think about these two parts of the variable as “magnitude” and “direction,” that’s not too bad. But it is indeed important that these are vector quantities.Why is mg positive and not negative? Aha! This is a common student error that I see. The vector direction for the gravitational field (g) is pointed down. That’s already in the variable. You don’t need to add another negative to it—that would just mess up all of the equations.Woah! The “left” jet force is on the right of the pilot! No, in my diagram, the pilot is facing the screen. The pilot is not backwards, you are backwards.What the heck is the arrow over the zero? That is the zero vector. It’s different than plain zero. The zero vector is a force of zero Newtons in all directions. It has a zero x-component, a zero y-component, and a zero z-component. Trust me—the zero vector is important. Most introductory textbooks just avoid this.But if you don’t change the jet thrust, how can you go from hovering to accelerating upward? The key is the thrust angle of the jet arms. Let’s say the pilot is in hovering mode. That means that the net force in the y-direction must be zero. Note: When we are talking only about the components of forces, they are one-dimensional and thus not vectors. So, for this hover we have 4 forces in the y-direction. There is the back thrust and gravity—but then there is a component of vertical force from the two arm jets. Let me draw just one of these arm jets.Any vector force can be split into separate forces. It’s useful to break a force into a part that is pointing in the x-direction and a part in the y-direction. (Also you can do the z-direction since real life is in 3D.) Since x and y are perpendicular to each other, these components form the sides of a right triangle. That means that you can find the magnitude of these component forces by using that trigonometry stuff you learned in middle school. The x- and y-components of the force depend on the jet engine thrust angle.Big deal, right? Yes, it’s a big deal. Now you can see how to accelerate upward. You would need more vertical thrust. Without changing the jet engine throttle, you can just pull your arms in closer to your body. Doing this will produce a smaller force angle (θ in the diagram above) to produce a greater y-component of force. Now there is a going to be a net upward force and you will accelerate.This arm movement also changes the thrust in the x-direction. It decreases it. But this is OK because you have two arms. The two jet engines on the arms both produce forces in the x-direction. But these forces cancel since they are in opposite directions. So as long as you do the same thing with both arms, you are fine.Going forwardNo one just wants to hover. If you are Iron Man, you always want to actually fly and go places, right? To accelerate forward, you need to aim your jet hands towards the back—just a little bit. Depending on the angle of the back jet, you might even be able to point your arms straight down. Here is a diagram looking from the side of the flying Iron Man:last_img read more

A Robot Controlled By Thought Alone VIDEO

first_imgIt has been said that the human brain is the most complex computing instrument on the planet, so wouldn’t it make sense to use it to power a robot? What if that robot was across the country or on the other side of the world?Recent technology has shown that it is now possible to type by just thinking, so the use of thought to control a robot seems inevitable. The video seems like a scene out of Avatar but in it’s first stages of the technology. The scientists of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Japan have combined the teleoperating, the ability to remotely control a device, radios with an fMRI, which tracks mental activity in real time, to achieve this scientific breakthrough.The applications of this type of technology could be endless from business to medical to educational, as long as the world doesn’t end up like that of The Surrogates. The world may seem better with two Bruce Willis’ however it’s best to take this tech one step at a time.[via NewScientist]last_img read more

Best Smartwatches on Discount Includes Amazfit Bip Lite Mi Band 4 Lenovo

first_imgWhile smartphones can pretty much do anything these days, smartwatches are always a welcome addition due to their extended functionality. If you want to compliment your smartphone with a new gadget, a smartwatch is your best bet since it adds a lot of new features where your smartphone fails. Today, we have a bunch of high-end smartwatches on discount, including the Amazfit Bip Lite, Xiaomi Mi Band 4, and many more. Scroll down for more details on the products.Best Smartwatches on Discount – Features Amazfit Bip Lite, Xiaomi Mi Band 4, Lenovo HX03F, moreBefore we elaborate on the features of the listed smartwatches on discount, be sure to take note that the price drop is only available for a limited time. This means that the price drop will revert back to its original model after some time. Henceforth, it would be wise for you to act fast and order your share as soon as you can. Now, let’s get down to the list.Lenovo HX03FMain Features:● This fitness tracker can be used to check your heart rate automatically and keep on monitoring it.● You can also track your workouts with ease including calories burnt, steps taken, distance covered and can also provide you with daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly statistics.● It is waterproof and can be used in the humid and wet condition. It has a waterproof rating of IP68.● You can use it as a calorie counter as well so that you know exactly how much calories you have burnt throughout the day so that you can stick to your fitness routine more easily.● You can synchronize your phone ( Android and iOS ) with this fitness tracker using the App “Lenovo Healthy” and can view your notifications like calls, SMSs and others on your fitness tracker.The Lenovo HX03F is a great smartwatch that provides several health-related features. It is accurate, fast and compliments your smartphone well. In addition, since it comes in a small package, it’s never a burden to carry it. If you’re up for it, the Lenovo HX03F is available at a stunning 35 percent discount for a limited time, making the price come down to just $21.99. Head over to this link to get it. It’s probably one of the best smartwatches on discount relating to health tracking.Xiaomi AMazfit Bip LiteMain Features:● Bluetooth 4.0Stable and fast to connect with your smartphones via Bluetooth function● Heart Rate MonitorMonitor your heart rate to provide accurate data for you anytime anywhere● GPS + GLONASS dual positioningEasy to show your exact position to assure your safety● Calls and APP Message ReminderRemind you of incoming calls and messages via vibration, you will never miss the important moments● Sleeping MonitoringCarefully monitor your sleep quality and help you develop good living habits●2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass Screen1.28 inch screen with high definition display, give you a great visual experience● IP68 waterproof grade, you can wear it while washing your hands or bathingThe Xiaomi Amazfit Bip Lite is my personal favorite watch out of the bunch as it features a squarish display, resembling the Apple Watch. It has its own set of exclusives and performs health tracking pretty well – something Amazfit is known for. If you’re enticed to own the Amazfit Bip Lite, it is available at a massive 39 percent off as part of our list of smartwatches on discount. This makes the price of the watch come down to just $55.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi Band 4Main Features● The fitness band uses Bluetooth 5.0, offers an improved range, connectivity speed, and efficiency● 0.95 inch AMOLED color display that pushes 120 x 240 pixels resolution on an AMOLED screen● 5ATM water resistant rating ( up to 50 meters )● The fitness band uses Bluetooth 5.0 BLE which offers an improved range, connectivity speed, and efficiency● Come with a 135mAh battery and it is rated to last more than 20 days on a single charge● Support for Alipay offline payment● Focus on your health, built-in heart rate record, sleep monitor, sedentary reminder, etc.● 135mAh battery capacity offers up to 20 days of standby timeXiaomi Mi Band 4 is the company latest addition to its Mi Band lineup. The Mi Band series has always been seen as a great option if you’re a trainer or someone who enjoys keeping a note of their health. It boasts a great display that you can interact with and much more. If you’re excited to get your hands on the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, it is part of our list of smartwatches on discount coming in at an insane 56 percent off. This makes the price of the Mi Band 4 to come down to just $37.99. Head over to this link to get it.Alfawise H19Main Features:● NFC analog IC door card, after the smart door lock writes data to the wristband, you don’t have to care if you forget to carry the door card● Daily sports activity tracking, built-in pedometer, calorie data, synchronized mobile phone GPS, moving distance, multiple sports mode records, etc. Break your own records every day● Real-time health monitoring – heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen and sleep monitoring to take care of your health● Portable extensions for smartphones, never miss a call. Call reminder, one-click rejection, information push, remote shutter, etc.● 1.3 inch 240 x 240 TFT color display for full display of multiple text messages● IP67 waterproof, no need to worry about sweating or rainy days, swimmingAlfawise H19 is our hot selling product on the list of smartwatches on discount. It features a neat design with a squarish display that’s always a good addition. Apart from this, it features all the essential bits that you’re looking for in a smartwatch. If you’re interested, the Alfawise H19 is available at a good 21 percent discount, making the price come down to just $21.99. Head over to this link to get it.Amazfit SportsMain Features:● Multiple sports recorders: track running time, heart rate, pace, calories, speed, cadence, altitude, etc.● Well appointed communication tool: receive incoming call, message, email, calendar, weather and notification of App● Excellent wristband performance: with Alipay, GPS, phone-free music, IP67 waterproof●Keep fitness in focusGet fit in style with AMAZFIT – this smart fitness watch helps you maximize every workout and every day. 24-hour continuous heart rate monitor automatically tracks your body condition and synchronize to the connected mobile phone, moreThat’s right, we’re saving the best for last on our list of smartwatches on discount. The Amazfit Sports boasts the best design out of the bunch if you’re someone who wants a circular display. It’s colorful, feature-packed and a pretty solid option altogether. If you’re up for it, the Amazfit Sports is available at an astounding 35 percent off for a limited time. This makes the price of the watch come down to just $99.99. Simply head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of smartwatches on discount. There will be more exciting deals soon, so do stick around. In addition, we would like to remind you that the discount is only available for a limited time. So it would be wise if you act fast and order your share as soon as you can. Also, be sure to check out our latest discounts on laptops.That’s all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on today’s smartwatches on discount? Are you willing to get one for yourself? Let us know your thoughts on the comments below. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Strong leisure market drives big increase to Australia

first_imgStrong leisure market drives big increase to Australia << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted by TORONTO — Tourism Australia is reporting another record-setting year for the land Down Under, including positive numbers from Canada with a 14% increase from this market.“North America has seen unprecedented momentum” to Australia, and Canada is a big part of that momentum, says Robert Keddy, Head of Commercial Partnerships, Americas for Tourism Australia.Keddy headed up a team of Tourism Australia reps and partners including Paul Larcher with VoX International (representing Tourism Australia in Canada) and members of the Invictus Games Sydney delegation at a Tourism Australia travel trade event last night. The 2017 Invictus Games kick off today in Toronto and plans are already well underway in Sydney to host the 2018 Games, in late October.Tourism Australia hosted a wine tasting at its travel trade event last night in TorontoOut of the top international markets Canada is number 13 in terms of arrivals to Australia, with some 163,000 Canadian travellers making the trek for the year ended July 2017.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaSpend was down slightly (9%) but Keddy is buoyed by the increase in visitor figures plus all the extra flights, current and future including Air Canada’s Melbourne flights out of Vancouver as well as extra routes from Air New Zealand and Qantas. “There’s no question that the extra lift is having a positive impact on these numbers,” he said.The 14% increase in Canadian arrivals is driven by strong leisure travel numbers from this market, Keddy added. The Canadian leisure market to Australia jumped 15% year-over-year to 129,412.Tourism Australia launched its international marketing campaign, ‘There’s Nothing like Australia’, in 2010. Themed components of the campaign have included Food & Wine and Aquatic & Coastal; next year’s focus will be Nature & Wildlife. “These are proven tourism drivers for people thinking about travelling to Australia,” said Keddy.A new collection of ‘Signature Experiences of Australia’ from Tourism Australia’s travel industry partners is now available, he added.Keddy said Tourism Australia is moving away from using just demographics to qualify target markets, and more towards psychographics. Two people can be the same age and gender but have very different priorities when it comes to travel, he noted. What’s more important these days is gathering so-called big data on would-be visitors’ behavior, attitudes and interests.Patrick Kidd, Sydney Invictus Games 2018 and MIchelle Streicher, Aussie Travel, Kingston ON at the Tourism Australia event on Sept. 21, 2017With that in mind Keddy says Tourism Australia is focusing on ‘the high-value traveller’: consumers who are interested in long-haul travel, who want to come to Australia and who are already captivated by what Australia has to offer.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaTourism Australia’s Aussie Specialist Program for travel agents, newly revamped, includes new training modules, 100+ suggested itineraries and fact sheets, a bi-monthly webinar series and free collateral from the Online Aussie Store. The Aussie Specialist Program also includes a ‘Travel Club’ with industry discounts, and exclusive event invites. More details are at AussieSpecialist.com.center_img Friday, September 22, 2017 Tags: Australia, Tourism Australia Travelweek Group last_img read more

Motorola has GoPro aspirations for its latest budget handset

first_imgGood on Motorola for keeping it interesting. At the end of the day, I’m not sure how large a market there is for a budget “action camera” phone, but in a world of samey electronics, at least the Lenovo-owned brand continues to shade in interesting corners.Honestly, I’m surprised more phones didn’t attempt to position themselves as action devices in the heyday of the GoPro. For most consumers, that trend has largely blown over, and for GoPro itself, it’s become tough to compete with cheap knockoffs and the recent entrance of DJI into the market.The “action” part of the Motorola One Action is largely a reference to the three-camera array on the rear — specifically the 117-degree, ultra side angle that offers a more GoPro-style shot. What’s really interesting here (and could have broad implications) is the decision to change the sensor’s orientation. Holding the phone vertically (wrong) results in landscape videos (right).And listen, I realize that there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to shoot phone video, but come on, let’s be real for a minute. Those bars are a really awful way to watch a YouTube video.The handset is pretty much a standard budget Moto device in every other way. It arrives in Brazil, Mexico and parts of Europe today. The U.S. and Canada will get their hands on it in October. Expect it to be priced under $300.last_img read more

Lincoln Riley gives defensive coordinator Mike Stoops a vote of confidence

first_imgAfter giving up 54 points in a double overtime loss to Georgia in the Rose Bowl semifinal Monday night, including at least 145 yards rushing from both Georgia backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, there was no shortage of chatter regarding Mike Stoops’ future with the Sooner program.While talking to a small group of reporters today, Lincoln Riley gave his defensive coordinator a vote of confidence, according to NewsOK.“Mike is a really good coach. I have a lot of confidence in him as I do our whole staff. To do what this staff and this program did this year with all the changes and all that, it’s unprecedented. People better remember that too.”“The coordinators, head coach and quarterback are the people who when you don’t win a game, they’re going to take a beating,” Riley went on to explain, using their wins over TCU as a good example of how quickly people’s opinions can change from praise to outrage. Riley added that people can talk all they want, but as the leader of the program he doesn’t have to listen to any of it.“I’m sure all of us are taking a beating right now. That’s the good thing, is people can say it, but I don’t have to listen to it. That’s part of how it goes.”Mike Stoops has been Oklahoma’s assistant head coach and defensive coordinator since 2012, joining his brother’s staff following an eight year run as the head coach at Arizona. While in Tucson, he he went 41-50 with three bowl appearances.To add to that, here’s what we’ve been hearing among those in the profession:I should add to this. Sources tell us there is no way Lincoln would fire Mike. Mike might be swayed by another opportunity; but Lincoln isn’t firing him. https://t.co/HpDwVBkpL3— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) January 3, 2018Head here to read more from Riley.Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

A tweak to kickoffs in the Ivy League has seen concussions

first_imgIn 2016, the Ivy League made a small change to its kickoffs that the league hoped would have a large effect.And now, two full seasons later, the data is in, and it’s good news all around.During the 2015 season, kickoffs accounted for 6 percent of plays in all Ivy League games but made up 21 percent of all concussions in league games. To combat this, league schools moved kickoffs from the 35-yard line to the 40 to help kickers boot the ball into the end zone. To incentivize teams to use those five extra yards to actually kick the ball into the end zone and instruct their kickers to boot a rainbow that will land just shy of the goal line, the Ivy League brought touchbacks out to the 20, not the 25.Two years later, the change has worked. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix According to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, touchbacks surged from 17.9 percent of kickoffs to nearly half — 48 percent. At the same time, the number of concussions on kickoffs plummeted. From 2013-15, kickoffs created 10.9 concussions per 1,000 kickoffs.In 2016-17, kickoffs were responsible for just 2.04 concussions per 1,000 kickoffs.In March, the NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel enforced a new association-wide change to kickoffs that now allows returners to call for a fair catch within the field of play and still take the ball out to the 25-yard line.It’s far too early to know whether that new rule will have the same affect on player safety as the NCAA’s, but the Ivy League study shows it’s possible to make kickoffs safer without removing the play altogether.last_img read more

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