$155 at Google Express Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the Rylo camera preview Toys and Tabletop Games TV and Movies 17 Photos Boost Mobile $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview $60 at Best Buy Read the AirPods review Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $520 at HP Share your voice Rylo 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. See It Sprint 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. Enlarge ImageThe Lego Movie 2: Welcome to Apocalypseburg set includes over 3,000 pieces and 12 minifigures. Lego For fans needing a challenge, the new Lego Movie 2: Welcome to Apocalypseburg Lego set could be the answer. Apocalypseburg is the apocalyptic wasteland town in the upcoming Lego Movie 2, and on Jan. 4, the Lego Group revealed a new set inspired by the film. The set consists of 3,178 pieces. When fully assembled, it stands 20 inches (50 centimeters) high, making it one of the tallest boxed Lego sets created.The finished Lego model features a 360-design that includes a section of the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in her head, a cafe, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s and tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa and lookout platforms. Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Once everything was awesome … now everything is bleak. 😱 #TheLEGOMovie2 https://t.co/zUJjlatsz7 @TheLEGOMovie pic.twitter.com/Ke3ll8pysp— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) January 4, 2019 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/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. 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tags Angela Lang/CNET See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years See at Turo $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $210 at Best Buy See at Amazon Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tags 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. See It $6 at Tidal Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Chris Monroe/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple iPhone XS $999 Post a comment Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) The Cheapskate Turo 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. $59 at eBay 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. Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Amazon The set also includes 12 minifigures of characters Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, “Where are my pants?” Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse. Plus, there’s a rat figure.The Lego Movie 2 set is available Jan. 16 at Lego brand retail stores and online. The set retails for $300 (around £235, AU$420).The Lego Movie 2 itself hits theaters in the US and UK on Feb. 8, and on March 28 in Australia. $999 $999 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. Read Google Home Hub review Batman Lego,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. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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. 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. 0 Share your voice Comments See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 7 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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).
The government has selected 16 eminent personalities for highest state award ‘Swadhinata Padak- 2018’ (Independence Award) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields, according to UNB.The recipients are late Kazi Zakir Hasan, martyred intellectual SMA Rashidul Hasan, late Shankar Gobinda Chowdhury, Bir Uttam Sultan Mahmud, late M Abdur Rahim, late Bhupati Bhushan Chowdhury alias Manik Chowdhury, Shaheed M Anwarul Azim, late Humayun Rashid Chowdhury, Shaheed Amanullah Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Shaheed Matiur Rahman Mallik, Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haque and Amzadul Haque (Independence and Liberation War), AK MD Ahsan Ali (Medical Science), Prof AK Azad Khan (Social Service), Selina Hossain (Literature) and Md Abdul Mazid (Food Security).Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the awards to them at a function in the city before the Independence Day.
Share A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration’s argument that the executive order applies only to a relatively small pot of money and said Trump cannot set new conditions on spending approved by Congress.The judge had previously made the same arguments in a ruling that put a temporary hold on the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The Trump administration has appealed that decision to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.“The District Court exceeded its authority today when it barred the President from instructing his cabinet members to enforce existing law,” Department of Justice spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement late Monday. “The Justice Department will vindicate the President’s lawful authority to direct the executive branch.”Orrick’s ruling came in lawsuits brought by two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara.San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the ruling was “a victory for the American people and the rule of law.”“President Trump might be able to tweet whatever comes to mind, but he can’t grant himself new authority because he feels like it,” he said in a statement.A lawyer for the DOJ argued during a hearing before Orrick in April that the executive order applied to only a few grants that would affect less than $1 million for Santa Clara County and possibly no money for San Francisco.But the judge disagreed, saying in his rulings that the order was written broadly to “reach all federal grants” and potentially jeopardized hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to San Francisco and Santa Clara.He cited comments by the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions as evidence that the order was intended to target a wide array of federal funding. And he said the president himself had called it a “weapon” to use against recalcitrant cities.The Trump administration separately has also moved to withhold one particular law enforcement grant from sanctuary cities, prompting a new round of lawsuits that are pending. AP Photo/Mark LennihanPeople hold anti-deportation signs during a rally, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in New York.
Washington, D.C. residents are decrying the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) seeming preapproval of CSX Transportation’s proposal to rebuild a tunnel in Southeast Washington before the completion of a federal environmental assessment of the plan.DDOT issued occupancy permits as early as December 2012 clearing CSX’s right-of-way to roads near the Virginia Avenue Tunnel pending approval of the plan, according to the final environmental impact study released last week.For the past two years, CSX has been advancing its proposal to rebuild and expand the 3,800-foot, 110-year-old tunnel to accommodate two tracks and double-stacked intermodal freight trains. A CSX spokeswoman previously told the AFRO the tunnel’s single track is a chokepoint along its Eastern Seaboard freight rail corridor, and that it must be expanded to accommodate expected increases in freight transportation demand due in part to the expansion of the Panama Canal scheduled for next year.DCSafeRail, a multi-racial, multi-generational and mixed-income coalition of residents living near the tunnel who oppose the plan, say they are concerned that a D.C. agency offered such an early commitment before the mandatory federal process was completed.“We hope that the District Government has not thrown us under the freight train,” said Helen Douglas, a member of DCSafeRail, which has cited health and safety concerns.“At best, this indicates that the District government is failing to uphold basic principles of good government, including transparency and accountability,” added Douglas.” At worst, it suggests that the environmental study is a farce because it rubber-stamps the CSX open-trench proposal.”DCSafeRail met with Mayor Vincent Gray in January to express their concerns and were reassured by his promise that he would not allow a proposal that would “endanger the health and safety of D.C. residents.”Now, Douglas said, they are asking Gray “to honor his commitment to us and withdraw any pre-EIS approval for these permits and conduct a true EIS with real alternatives to the CSX Tunnel fully analyzed.”DCSafeRail will also ask the City Council, through Chairman Phil Mendelson, Councilmember Mary Cheh, chair of the Council’s transportation oversight committee, and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells to hold hearings on the whole CSX Tunnel EIS.
With a story that moves as quickly as Happy!‘s, you wonder how they can possibly keep it going. There’s a little girl who’s been kidnapped, and the mob is after our main character. Both of those elements put a serious time pressure on things. Combine that with frenetic violence and an energetic CGI creature, and you get a show that wouldn’t seem to have the luxury of slowing things down. As fun as that’s been to watch the last two weeks, it hasn’t let us get to know the characters as well as it could have. Last week’s episode established the stakes and set everyone on their paths for the season. This one spent much of its time in flashbacks to better introduce the characters. It’s something the show has needed to do. It’s fun to watch Nick be a grizzled misanthrope, but we care about him more now that we know how he got that way. And how he got that way is seriously messed up.The earliest we see of Nick is him and Meredith as partners. They’re checking up on a rich lawyer who routinely beats his mistress, with whom he’s had a baby. The reason he keeps getting away with it is he works for some powerful people. At this point, Nick is already pretty broken. He still has his ideals, but he’s jaded enough to know the system lets powerful people get away with bad things. Not only is it, as the already-cynical Meredith points out, a reversal of the classic old cop-young partner dynamic, but it’s also not a healthy or sustainable situation for Nick. He doesn’t talk to his partner or his wife, instead of having an affair with the former to relieve stress. He’s started taking pills out of the evidence locker, which explains a lot about the guy we’ve known for the last two episodes. Amanda clearly has her suspicions. When she visits Nick at the station, hoping to tell him that she’s pregnant, she eyes his interactions with Meredith suspiciously before Nick is called back to the abusive lawyer’s place.Christopher Meloni, Lili Mirojnick (Photo via Syfy)That’s when the episode takes the show to its most disturbing place. And that’s saying something. Remember, this is a show that opened with a drug-induced suicidal blood fountain disco party. We’ve seen a number of terrible things happen to people over the course of two episodes. Those were all treated with a sense of humor. This wasn’t. It took something seriously horrific to finally break Nick. And after how the first scene at the lawyer’s apartment played out, we all had our suspicions about what that was going to be. Nick busts into the apartment and finds him motionless, his hands covered in blood. His mistress is dead. He murdered her. Nick demands to know where the baby is and the guy says nothing. That’s when Nick goes to the kitchen and checks the microwave. Thankfully, Happy! didn’t show it, but the mere suggestion is almost more disturbing. Yeah, that’ll mess a person up real quick. What happened next is probably the happiest I’ve been to see one of Nick’s victims suffer. He takes the lawyer outside and pounds his teeth into the pavement. After what came before, I almost wish they’d shown it.That’s what breaks him. That’s why he’s no longer the hero cop he once was. That’s why, when his wife tries to tell him she’s pregnant, he reacts with anger towards the world. That’s why he was never in Hailey’s life. It’s not the raucous, wild fun the show gave us in the first two episodes, but this is exactly what it needed to do. It’s a well-told, emotionally affecting the story that makes us care about Nick and root for him to find Hailey. Things aren’t going too well in the present either. Amanda and Meredith team up to find Hailey, but Meredith is just using Amanda to get to Nick for Blue. This episode didn’t give much focus at all to the mob plot beyond a single line. That’s a good thing. There’s enough going on here that any reference to the mysterious password would only overstuff the hour and drag the whole thing down. Hailey is apparently one in a series of kidnappings. After each one, the parents receive a taunting Christmas card. They visit two parents claiming to be the latest victims to see if anyone drops off a card. While using the bathroom, Amanda investigates a noise and finds their little girl tied up in the attic. The parents are just after attention. Jesus, this show must be terrifying if you have kids.Medina Senghore (Photo via Syfy)Nick’s present day storyline is entertaining, but he really doesn’t get too far until the very end. Happy doesn’t remember much about where Very Bad Santa took Hailey, but he does remember a smell that Nick identifies as meth. Though his investigation doesn’t get him very far, it’s fun to watch Nick play detective, gather clues and piece together who he’s looking for. It’s some well-written procedural-style TV. Though there isn’t as much opportunity for comedy in the episode, the show finds its moments and uses them well. The investigation brings Nick and Happy to a strip club for department store Santas, and there are some laughs in watching Happy’s reactions to the place. We learn that Very Bad Santa is the son of an old department store Santa who was secretly a pedophile. Well, not so secretly. The elves knew. They killed him and made it look like a suicide. I’m never going to look at those green-clad seasonal employees the same way again.Joseph D. Reitman (Photo via Syfy)In the end, it’s Very Bad Santa that finds Nick, after drugging Hailey to figure out who exactly he’s looking for. Yeah, this episode isn’t as funny as the last two were. It is nice to see that it does drama and horror just as well as it does comedy, though. The scenes between Very Bad Santa and Hailey are scary, though we still don’t know why he’s kidnapping kids. Maybe it’s for the best that we’re not shown what exactly he does to them, but we’re going to need some kind of reason for his actions eventually. If only because whatever he’s doing is surely worse in our minds than it would be on screen. The episode did establish that he’s a formidable villain. The season doesn’t end when Nick finds the guy. Very Bad Santa is strong enough to take Nick’s punches and lay him out. That’s a big deal. We’ve seen Nick walk away from multiple car accidents and kill an entire poker game full of gangsters. Anyone who can best him in a fight is clearly a scary human being. And he can see Happy. Well, that’s interesting. Unfortunately, that’s where the episode ends. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out. I wonder if the Christmas setting will still be as cool after Christmas is over. Stay on target Goats Can Comprehend Human Expressions, Prefer Happy People’Happy Suit’ Could Help Astronauts Beat Space Blues Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
The first-ever Northeast festival Songs and Dances of the North East is all set to take the Capital to a traditional treat on April 11 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. The Government of Meghalaya has taken a major initiative to create a platform for organising the event.More than 5000 students from Northeastern states are enrolled in various undergraduate and post graduate programmes in Delhi University, an equal number are studying in JNU, JMI and other such institutions. It is for the first time that the Capital shall witness all eight Chief Ministers and Governors of the Northeastern States on one single platform for this extravagant festival. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival will help to enhance the multi-ethnic character of the country’s capital and dispel impressions that it was hostile to outsiders, particularly people from the Northeast.The festival shall represent ‘The Octave’ – Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland and Manipur.The festival showcases the rich, cultural ethnicity and diversity of Northeast India. It will take Northeast and its heritage outside the Northeast for the first time in such a big and multidimensional way to Capital of India and in a sense to the rest of the country and the world. It is a day-long festival where visitors experience almost everything from the Northeast – from food, songs, dances, culture, and much more. It is the perfect time for people from all walks of life to get a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the region. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe goal is to deliver, engage and exhibit the best of Northeast in a creative and exciting atmosphere bringing the people together under one platform of unified diversity. It has been constituted to work out various means of attracting tourists, film makers and holiday seekers to the Northeastern region, which will generate immense opportunities for job and revenue generation. It also provides a right platform to the artistes of the Northeast to project their talent to the rest of India. Witness the grandness of each state as they set up their stalls and display a plethora of the finest products from the Northeast for the world to discover. North eastern cuisine will be on display with 15 stalls that will offer a wide variety of mouth-watering delicacies. Music lovers and culture connoisseurs will have a splendid time attending this festival as performances by Northeast bands will be a major attraction of the festival.The festival will showcase the celebration of the way of life of the people there with a great sense of mysticism and cultural euphoria. There will also be a lively discussion session on Integrating North-East India through education where eminent speakers will discuss ways in which education can be used as an important tool.