EDMONTON – A former information technology executive has been charged for allegedly defrauding his employer of more than $8 million.“In the fall of 2016 police received a report of fraud from the organization after employees reportedly discovered a series of fraudulent invoices,” Edmonton police said Tuesday in a release.“Officers determined more than $8 million in funds had allegedly been defrauded between March 2011 and June 2016.”Police said Jim Gladden, 38, turned himself in and has been charged with fraud over $5,000, laundering proceeds of crime and use of a forged document.The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and Alberta Justice Department officials helped in the investigation.Last summer, the Alberta Motor Association sued Gladden, alleging he used some of the money to buy lavish homes and vehicles.The lawsuit alleged that Gladden authorized fake invoices and wired payments to various banks in the United States and China.A judge agreed to freeze his bank accounts and assets, including a vacation home in Scottsdale, Ariz., a boat, two Porsches and a Maserati.Documents show an Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench judge last February endorsed a judgment in the lawsuit against Gladden for $10.2 million.The Alberta Motor Association issued a terse statement Tuesday about the charges.“We are pleased that an arrest has been made in the case of fraud that was perpetrated against AMA,” the organization said.“As the matter is before the criminal court, we will not comment further.”The motor association has nearly one million members and advocates for traffic safety, provides road-side assistance and sells auto, home and travel insurance and travel packages.An affidavit filed in court last year by chief operating officer, Michelle Chimko, said the organization became suspicious of Gladden when he remained away from his office for many months and failed to show up for meetings.
Five stories in the news for Wednesday, April 10———EXPERTS SAY NO GOVERNMENT CAN BRING BACK ALBERTA BITUMEN BOOMCanada’s top energy thinkers as well as international experts warn there’s no pedal any premier can stomp to make that engine rev like it used to. Mark Jaccard, an energy economist at B.C.’s Simon Fraser University, who has advised governments on climate policy and helps write reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says he fears for Albertans who are unwilling to accept a steady oilsands output, with the resulting employment. The University of Manitoba’s Vaclav Smil, one of Canada’s most widely quoted energy analysts, says any move to renewable energy will take decades, not years. The transition, however, may be felt sooner.———ONTARIO RESEARCHER AMONG TEAM UNVEILING PICTURE OF BLACK HOLEAn international team of researchers that includes an Ontario scientist is to unveil the first captured image of a black hole. The team includes Avery Broderick, an astrophysicist and associate professor at the University of Waterloo. The picture was compiled by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, a group of scientists around the world bent on proving the existence of black holes and documenting what they look like despite the fact that they cannot release light. The image was compiled with help from eight earth-based telescopes around the world.———LIBERALS SAY TORIES DISHONEST FOR NOT TELLING CANADIANS ABOUT CARBON TAX REBATESThe federal Liberals say booklets being distributed by Conservative MPs in their ridings that lay out a long list of tax credits Canadians should apply for when they file their taxes have a glaring omission: the new carbon-tax rebate that applies in four provinces. The brochure lists more than 30 tax benefits, from child-care deductions to medical expenses and meal claims for long-haul truck drivers. There is much emphasis on tax credits introduced by the former Conservative government and ones the Liberals eliminated, such as credits for children’s arts and sports programs, and for riding public transit. Nowhere at all is the carbon rebate, which can be worth hundreds of dollars, mentioned.———VANCOUVER MAN FACES NEW MONEY-LAUNDERING CHARGE IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDALVancouver businessman David Sidoo faces an additional charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering for his alleged role in a college admissions scandal in the United States. In a new indictment from the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts today, Sidoo is accused of wiring about $100,000 in January 2013 from an account in Canada to an account in California. The indictment says the money was in the name of college-prep company The Key, and meant to be in exchange for William (Rick) Singer’s facilitation of a SAT cheating scheme for Sidoo’s younger son. Sidoo, a 59-year-old former Canadian Football League player and well-known philanthropist, was previously charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with the scandal. He pleaded not guilty last month and was released by the federal court in Boston on a secured bond of $1.5 million and his travel was restricted to Canada and the United States.———MONTREAL-AREA MAYOR CALLS BILL 21 ‘PEACEFUL ETHNIC CLEANSING’ IN DEFIANT INTERVIEWSuburban Montreal mayor William Steinberg rejected calls for an apology Tuesday and insisted his comments last week equating Quebec’s secularism legislation with “ethnic cleansing” were accurate when taken in context. Steinberg drew the wrath of Quebec’s political class and much of the province’s francophone media last Friday when he likened Bill 21 — legislation prohibiting many public sector workers from wearing religious symbols on the job — to a war crime. In an interview with radio station CJAD, Steinberg rejected the criticism and maintained that his critics were the ones in the wrong. He said the media and politicians should not be focusing on the words “ethnic cleansing” but instead should pay more attention to the content of the bill.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— A 45-year old man is expected to appear in court on impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death from a September 2018 fatal collision involving a scooter. Police laid charges against Rakesh Sidhu, 45, in March and have determined that impairment by cannabis was a contributing factor.— The next date for Wesley Clarkson charged with 10 sexual offences involving girls in New Westminster, Penticton and Naramata will be set today.— Patrick Fox, who was convicted of criminally harassing his ex-wife through a revenge website, appears in court for a bail hearing on charges of breaching his probation order.The Canadian Press
By Safaa KasraouiRabat – The international rate of child cancer cases has increased by 13 percent since the 1980s, according to a survey by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).In a press release, the IARC noted from its global study on about 300,000 cancer cases examined in 2001-2010 that leukemia is the most frequent cancer in children aged lesser than 15 years old. Leukemia is a set of cancers that commonly start in the bone marrow, resulting high numbers of abnormal white blood cells.The IARC report, which was published in British journal The Lancet Oncology, also noted that cancer occurrence in young people aged 15 to 19 years old was estimated at 185 per million cases annually.IARC director Christopher Wild stated in the published report, that cancer is a serious cause of death among children and adolescents, despite rarely occurring under the age of 20.“This extensive new set of information on the pattern and incidence of cancer in young people is vital to raise awareness and to better understand and combat this neglected area of health early in life,” explained Dr. Wild.Compared to cancer in adults, child cancer cases are more likely to be caused genetic predisposition.The survey noted that the increasing occurrence of childhood cancers might be influenced by doctors’ changing alertness on child cancer and by other circumstances, such as infection or environmental contaminants.The report also emphasized the need to raise awareness on cancer in order to avoid late disease episodes, which can not be treated.In low-resource countries, cancer unfortunately may not be identified due to the lack of necessary medical equipment. Dealing with cases in these countries is still challenging despite attempts by some NGOs to improve the cancer treatment facilities.Tezer Kutluk, a pediatric oncologist and former president of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), which supported the study, stressed on the importance to improve childhood cancer care worldwide, saying that medical facilities need to offer early detection, treatment and care programs for children with cancer.Several international organizations, including World Health Organization (WHO), have conducted similar research in order to address some of the most alerting deficiencies in child cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Rabat – The Moroccan Delegate Ministry for Moroccans Residing Abroad held a two-day workshop on “Innovation and new technologies: opportunities for Morocco,” July 4-5 in Skhirat near Rabat.The workshop was attended by Moroccan skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and professionals living in France.The experts gathered together to discuss ways of “integrating Morocco in the ongoing worldwide digitization of markets.” One year after the establishment of the “13th region,” a virtual region dedicated to Moroccan entrepreneurs living overseas, the workshop aims to stimulate initiative among the Moroccan diaspora in cutting-edge sectors such as tech, energy, and education.Opening the workshop, Abdelkrim Benatiq, Minister Delegate responsible for Moroccans Living Abroad (MRE) and Migration Affairs highlighted the strong ties linking Morocco to France.“The relationship between the two countries is primarily based on a long history of commonality, openness, sincerity and continuity,” he said, before highlighting another important pillar of the relationship.“Thanks to their dual membership and their skills and potential, Moroccans living in France have made themselves a lever for development and cooperation strengthening the partnership between the two countries, hence the need to channel their efforts for a better targeting of their contribution to development.”“There are 1,500,000; of whom 690,000 are binational. Thanks to the trust shown to them by their host country, they have managed to merge brilliantly into the economic echelon of the kingdom, constituting an undeniable added value in several sectors,” he said.Benatiq noted that in order to mobilize Moroccan workers in France, the department in charge of MRE adopted a thematic approach through the organization of a series of 12 workshops. The workshops are meant define the best tools to build an active and sustainable partnership between Moroccans living in the diaspora and at home.The minister underlined that the Skhirat workshop is a part of these meetings that aim to mobilize the expertise of Moroccan skills in France, support Moroccan reforms, create links with Moroccan professionals, support investment projects, and promote the transfer of technology.“France is on Morocco’s side for this initiative,” said the French ambassador to Morocco, Jean-François Girault, who also highlighted the strengthening of an exceptional partnership. The ambassador stated that the consolidation of the countries’ bilateral relations relies on Moroccans living in France.“Young Moroccans are attracted to education in France, as nearly 60 percent of them choose French schools,” he noted. Moroccan students are in the lead of international students admitted to prestigious French schools. The French diplomat also highlighted the kingdom’s policy towards the development of the tech sector through the implementation of Morocco Digital 2020, calling for the strengthening of cooperation in digital entrepreneurship.Organized within the framework of the 13th Region Moroccan Entrepreneurs of the World (MeM) by CGEM, the event was attended by Adil Zaidi, president of the virtual region. He said, “Via this platform, we see in which sector to direct the investor” and “We are a package for him to have information.”Speaking with Morocco World News, Zaidi explained, “This region also includes a student forum to involve young people. The 4th generation having already started in the rank of MRE.” Zaidi also announced the creation of regional business environment committees with a rating system to further promote investment.Hicham Zanati Serghini, General Manager of the Central Guarantee Fund (CCG), focused on the Innov Invest fund, which has MAD 50 billion in commitments. “We managed to innovate,” he says, speaking about this product among others.
DETROIT — Automobile sales in the U.S. fell 2% in the first quarter, another sign the nation’s economy is starting to slow.Automakers sold just over 4 million vehicles from January through March. Industry analysts blame the drop on rising vehicle prices, competition from late-model used vehicles, and relatively high interest rates. Weak sales of cars, harsh winter weather and the partial government shutdown also had an impact.Edmunds.com analyst Jeremy Acevedo says new vehicle sales are past their peak. He says that with prices on the rise, interest rates at post-recession peaks and leases growing in cost, the U.S. auto market is under pressure.Most analysts are predicting sales of around 16.9 million this year, still strong but down from last year’s 17.27 million. Sales peaked in 2016 at 17.55 million.Tom Krisher, The Associated Press
Rabat – A 55-year-old Iraqi clinic manager is on trial for sexually harassing one of his employees, an unnamed 23-year-old Moroccan nurse, in December last year.The 23-year-old was visiting her boss’ office to pick up her unpaid salary when the incident took place, according to Dubai’s Court of First Instance.“When I raised the matter with him, he suddenly got nervous. He came close to me from behind his desk,” the woman said during the public prosecution investigation. The man then allegedly started groping her and openly asked her to have sex with him, and the woman says she panicked and attempted to push him away. “He then slapped me on my face. I filed a complaint against him and later saw a doctor for a check-up,” the complainant said.A medical report shows that the complainant sustained an injured nose and scratches on her neck following the incident. The clinic manager denied the charge in court, and the complainant dropped the charges against him. The court, however, has decided to proceed with the trial.The man has faced similar allegations in the past, having been accused of sexually harassing an employee before, according to Dubai news outlet the Khaleej Times. The trial will continue on June 9.Read also: Spanish Court Orders Reopening of Case of Sexual Assault Against Moroccan Farmers
Komatsu has released two new articulated dump trucks, the 28 t capacity HM300-5 and 40 t capacity HM400-5, both powered by low-emission Tier 4 Final engines and featuring Komatsu’s advanced truck transmission system. The 28 t capacity HM300-5 is powered by Komatsu’s SAA6D125E-7 engine rated at 242 kW net, while the 40 t HM400-5 is powered by the SAA6D140E-7 rated at 348 kW net. Both engines are US EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified, cutting both nitrous oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions by 90% compared with their Tier 3 equivalents, while delivering up to 14% lower fuel consumption compared with previous models.These engines incorporate an advanced electronic control system that performs high-speed processing of all signals from sensors installed in the vehicle, providing total control of equipment in all conditions of use. Engine condition information is displayed via an on-board network to the monitor inside the cab, providing all necessary operating data to the operator. Additionally, this data can be accessed and managed via the KOMTRAX telematics remote monitoring system (supplied as standard on all Komatsu construction and utility machines), ensuring owners and fleet managers stay well on top of all maintenance requirements.According to Richard Feehely, Komatsu Australia’s National Business Manager, Quarries, Komatsu’s new Tier 4 engines monitor and transmit far more detailed data about engine conditions and operation, giving unmatched visibility into the health of equipment – and any potential issues. “And through our in-house development and production of engines, electronics, and hydraulic components all designed to work with each other, Komatsu has achieved major advances in technology, providing high levels of performance and efficiency across all applications,” he said.“Because of this integrated design approach, we have been able to achieve further reductions in fuel consumption with these new trucks,” Feehely said. “These include the use of variable displacement piston pumps that use engine power only as needed to eliminate unnecessary PTO inefficiencies, along with design improvements to the drive axles and transmission systems that reduce parasitic driveline losses.”Both new trucks feature Komatsu’s advanced truck transmission system, including its electronically controlled K-ATOMICS countershaft transmission which is also used on large mining trucks, and the Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS). “Both these features are unique to Komatsu articulated dump trucks and, combined with our hydraulically controlled wet multiple-disc brakes and retarder system, provide unrivalled traction, braking power and safety in all types of operation.”K-ATOMICS incorporates an electronic clutch modulation system that ensures proper clutch pressure when the clutch is engaged. “This total control system controls both the engine and the transmission by monitoring the vehicle conditions, ensuring smooth shifts with minimal shock and thus maximises powertrain life,” Feehely said.“KTCS, which we have derived from our extensive experience in traction control systems in dozers and rigid dump trucks, was developed by Komatsu to ensure maximum machine performance in soft and slippery ground conditions. This system, which is automatically activated and deactivated, monitors wheel speeds on the front and middle axles, and if it detects wheel slip, will automatically engage the inter-axle lock to improve machine performance. If the machine continues to detect wheel slip, it will brake the wheel that slip was detected on, continually monitoring wheel speeds and engaging the brakes as necessary.”Both trucks also incorporate Komatsu’s exclusive hydraulic braking and retarder system, which ensures complete control even when doing downhill fully loaded. “Large-capacity, continuously cooled, wet-multiple disc brakes, which have been proven on other Komatsu rigid dump trucks, also function as a highly responsive retarder, giving the operator full control when travelling downhill,” said Feehely.Retarder absorbing capacity (continuous descent) is 392 kW on the HM300-5 and 510 kW on the HM500-5. They also both come as standard with a payload meter (PLM), which displays payload tonnage as the truck is loaded. This information is visible to the operator, and is also transmitted to owners and fleet management via KOMTRAX.Both trucks feature large ergonomically designed ROPS/FOPS cabs with air suspension seats and hydro-pneumatic front axle suspension, while the centrally located operator seat and short-bonnet design ensures excellent visibility of the working area. A rear-view camera and in-cab monitor are also provided as standard. Maintenance requirements have been made easier on the two trucks through features such as ground-level fuel filter access, power-tiltable cab, reversible engine cooling fan, battery disconnect switch and an electric fuel priming pump.“Since we introduced our HM400-3M0 in Australia in 2014, it has proven itself as a highly productive, efficient and safe articulated hauler across a wide range of applications,” said Feehely. “Now with our launch of these latest low-emission versions of the HM300-5 and HM400-5 trucks, customers can take advantage of the benefits of the latest Komatsu technology for their haulage operations.”
Google devance Apple dans le paiement sans contactGoogle va lancer un test grandeur nature de paiement sans contact, à l’aide d’une puce NFC installée dans un smartphone, alors qu’Apple devrait attendre 2012 pour ce système.Le paiement sans contact va être une petite révolution dans le monde des smartphones. Et c’est Google qui va frapper le premier puisque la firme américaine va lancer un test grandeur nature de cette technologie, explique Bloomberg. Les téléphones fonctionnant sous Android 2.3 sont en effet équipés d’une puce NFC permettant le paiement sans contact. Google prévoit ainsi d’équiper gratuitement, à New York et San Francisco, des milliers de commerçants en terminaux de paiement NFC de la marque VeriFone compatibles, notamment, avec son modèle Nexus S. L’entreprise basée à Mountain View prend ainsi Apple de vitesse. La marque à la pomme ne devrait avoir recours à ce système qu’en 2012, c’est-à-dire lors du lancement de son iPhone 6, puisque le futur iPhone 5 ne devrait pas être équipé du NFC.Le 17 mars 2011 à 12:47 • Emmanuel Perrin
Netflix Cancels Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher”The Punisher’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Frank Castle’s Masked Enemy After the conclusion of The Defenders, it’s going to be a little bit before we see any of those four heroes in action again. The soonest we can expect any of the Defenders back is some time in 2018 with Jessica Jones season two. There is another Marvel Netflix series on the way this year, though. The Punisher will see a release sometime in the next few months, though Netflix still isn’t giving that information away just yet. Just look at that taunting redacted release date at the end of the teaser that dropped today. Stay on target Fall in. pic.twitter.com/nq7kxyidIC— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) August 28, 2017Though it stops just short of telling us when we can expect to watch Frank Castle murder everyone (we hope), it does give us a first look at the main characters of the series. What they mean to the story exactly, we’ll probably have to wait until the show’s release date to find out. The teaser does give off a military conspiracy vibe that could make for a great Punisher storyline.Before the release of the trailer, the show’s Twitter account posted a series of tweets, all written in Morse Code. Translated, they read:3 A.M.Two Dead MenKandaharResupplyGunnerThe Judas GoatCrosshairsCold SteelFront Toward EnemyVirtue of the ViciousDanger CloseHomeMemento MoriGiven that there are 13 of them, these are probably the episode titles for the first season. Those all sound like Punisher stories to me. I especially like Front Toward Enemy, named for the should-be-obvious instructions written on a Claymore mine. While it’s frustrating that we don’t have a release date just yet, one has to be coming soon. There just aren’t very many months left in the year. If they want to start promoting this thing, they need to let us know when we can watch it. Soon. Until they do, we’ll just have to be content with what they’ve shown so far. Which includes the surprisingly story-heavy teaser that premiered at the end of The Defenders. Coming to collect. ███ 2017. #ThePunisher pic.twitter.com/VmP6fCtFfx— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) August 21, 2017Speaking of The Defenders, Netflix released some data about the order in which most people watch Netflix’s Marvel shows. If you’ve been a fan since the beginning, you probably watched them in the order they came out. First Daredevil, then Jessica Jones, then season two of Daredevil, followed by Luke Cage and finally Iron Fist and The Defenders. And since each series is accompanied by a big marketing push, you’d think that’s how most people watched the shows as well. But you’d be wrong.For most people, Comic Book reports, Jessica Jones is where they jump on. From there, they’ll watch both seasons of Daredevil, then move on to Luke Cage and Iron Fist. I guess there’s not enough data to see whether or not The Defenders jumps the line at all. Netflix also estimates that one in eight audience members who watch their Marvel shows aren’t familiar with comics-based content beforehand. Meaning for a lot of people, Jessica Jones is their first comic book TV show ever. Not a bad one to start with, though it’s good enough to spoil you for any superhero series you watch next.Netflix vice president of product innovation Todd Yellin says what really surprised him are the shows that lead from one to another. People who started with Jessica Jones move on to Daredevil, and vice versa. Likewise, people who started with Luke Cage go on to Iron Fist. That pairing makes some amount of sense given that Marvel Comics has often paired the heroes up. Yellin says he’s really surprised that Jessica Jones doesn’t lead people to Luke Cage, considering Luke’s story begins in the former.They also have some interesting data regarding which audiences gravitate to which Marvel series first. Fans of Breaking Bad and House of Cards typically start with Daredevil. Jessica Jones is a popular starting point for people who like Orange is the New Black, Friends, and Master of None. Luke Cage is popular with fans of shows like The Walking Dead and Black Mirror. And the younger viewers of shows like The 100 and 13 Reasons Why like Iron Fist. Hey, at least someone does.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiated claims the contest is rigged against him, vowing anew to jail Hillary Clinton if he’s elected and throwing in a baseless insinuation his rival was on drugs in the last debate.Not even the country’s more than two centuries of peaceful transitions of political leadership were sacrosanct as Trump accused the media and the Clinton campaign of conspiring against him to undermine a free and fair election.“The election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing completely false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect her president,” he said, referring to the several women who have come forward in recent days to say that Trump had groped or sexually assaulted them. He has denied the claims, calling the women liars.Earlier Saturday, Trump took to Twitter to warn that “100% fabricated and made-up charges, pushed strongly by the media and the Clinton Campaign, may poison the minds of the American Voter. FIX!”“Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and should be in jail,” he added. “Instead she is running for president in what looks like a rigged election.”
Invader Zim is heading back to Earth, via Netflix. The streaming network announced Tuesday that Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, an animated movie continuing the Nickelodeon TV show, will premiere on Aug. 16. Sprint DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Share your voice Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Boost Mobile Chris Monroe/CNET 1 Comment Sarah Tew/CNET Turo $299 at Amazon The teaser doesn’t reveal much, but Netflix offered up a brief plot summary, saying, “Zim discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.”The original Invader Zim show ran from 2001 to 2006 on Nickelodeon, and focuses on an alien whose plans to conquer Earth don’t quite work out as anticipated. $6 at Tidal 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. TV and Movies Read the Rylo camera preview 7 $155 at Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments Tags $59 at eBay Best Buy $999 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Angela Lang/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 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. Read the AirPods review $210 at Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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. 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. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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) 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. 50 Photos Tags TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays The Cheapskate $999 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See at Turo Share your voice Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $60 at Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. 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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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. Apple iPhone XS Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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). 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. See it Rylo Netflix,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. $520 at HP
Prothom Alo IllustrationA man was killed in what police called a gunfight in Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni early Thursday.The law enforcers claimed that the deceased was Mohiuddin Sabuj aka Sabuj, son of Abdul Motaleb of the upazila, reports news agency UNB.Being tipped off that two groups of robbers were exchanging gunfire in the area, a team of police went to the spot, said MM Murshed, officer-in-charge of Chhagalnaiya police station.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers managed to flee the scene, he added.Police recovered the body of Sabuj and arrested two other bullet injured men while they were trying to flee the scene, the police officer also said.The injured persons — Palash and Faruk – are undergoing treatment at Feni Sadar Hospital.The deceased Sabuj was a member of an inter-district robber gang and also a listed criminal. He was wanted in eight several cases, said the OC.Police also recovered one gun, five bullets, seven sharp weapons and one screw driver from the spot.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.
By AFRO StaffThe Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Noble Mystics Shrine, known as the Prince Hall Black Shriners, is currently holding its massive convention in Downtown Baltimore at the Convention Center.The 126th Black Shriners Convention is being attended by about 20,000 members according to leaders of the organization. Although the gathering is a time for Shriners to strengthen bonds of unity and brotherhood, there is also important work to be done.About 20,000 members of the Black Shrines are in Baltimore this week for thier 126th convention. (Photo Credit: Tony Hopkins)The group organized a walk to raise awareness of diabetes and raise money for diabetes research. The Shriners’ work in coordination with others continues their work in advocacy on behalf of underserved communities, particularly Black Americans.According to the National Institutes of Health, Black Americans are almost twice as likely to develop Type Two diabetes, than Whites.
Tags: Brochures, Signature Vacations, Sunwing Travelweek Group TORONTO — The latest editions of the Sunwing and Signature Vacations brochures cover nearly 50 sun destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico, the U.S. and Central America from up to 34 Canadian gateways.Sunwing has added a number of new resorts such as Royalton Negril Resort and Spa in Jamaica and its adults only oasis Hideaway at Royalton Negril. Slated to open later this year is Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa, also included. Sunwing says vacationers can also look forward to new destinations such as the laid-back Mexican destination of Isla Holbox, with snorkelling and diving opportunities as well pristine white-sand beaches.In the new Signature Vacations brochure the popular RIU-topia Collection is back with 38 all-inclusive resorts such as the new and first Splash Water World in Punta Cana and the new adults only waterpark at Riu Republica. The new Riu Dunamar, set to open this winter, has five pools with swim-up bars.The new Hard Rock Papagayo joins Signature’s popular Celebrity Collection. Opening later this year, the resort welcomes guests with a full-service ‘rock spa’, a music amenity program and Vegas-style performances nightly. The Elements Collection has been added to Signature Collection to offer vacationers perks when they book a Palladium resort in destinations including Jamaica, D.R. and Mexico.New offerings in the Emerald Collection include the newly-renovated Krystal Grand Los Cabos with its infinity pool, five restaurants and a selection of authentic Mexican tequila.Newly launched in both editions are Sunwing Experiences, top-reviewed tours and excursions selected by local experts.“When travellers choose Sunwing, they can be assured that we are with them every step of the way. From the time they book with us, to their inflight experience, in destination and throughout their vacation we are committed to ensuring all of our customers Experience the Difference,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations. “With more destinations, new hotels and now with the launch of Sunwing Experiences, there’s never been a better time to get onboard with Canada’s #1 to the sun.” Posted by Thursday, April 27, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Sunwing, Signature Vacations make a splash with new 2017/18 lineup Share
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Former Allegiant SVP named new CEO of Canada Jetlines Travelweek Group Tags: Allegiant Travel Company, Canada Jetlines << Previous PostNext Post >> Share VANCOUVER – Canada Jetlines has appointed Lukas Johnson, a former senior executive at Allegiant Travel Company, as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 18, 2018.Johnson will succeed Stan Gadek who will remain as Chief Executive Officer during the transition position.Prior to his new role, Johnson spent eight years at Allegiant, a leading U.S.-based ULCC, most recently as Senior Vice President, Commercial. Under his leadership, Allegiant boasted the fastest expanding network in North America, growing to over 400 routes and 120 airports served. He helped guide the airline to the highest operating margins in the world of any airline, both in 2015 (29.4%) and 2016 (27.2%). Over his tenure, annual revenue per plane increased over 30%, while total operating revenues grew to over $1.5 billion. He’s also credited with helping Allegiant enter mid-size markets, adding 11 new focus city destinations and growing East Coast capacity by over 500%.Canada Jetlines, which earlier this year announced a delay in its June 2018 launch, recently concluded a term sheet to lease two Airbus A320 aircraft. Once a definitive lease agreement is concluded – projected before the end of Q2 2018 – the airline says it will then provide an update on a new start-up date.More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager Canada“I’m excited to join Jetlines at this pivotal point in the company’s history, and I have confidence in the team’s ability to become the first successful ultra-low-cost carrier in Canada. Based on my experience and deep knowledge of the Canadian market, there is a significant opportunity for us here and I look forward to leading the team to success,” said Johnson, who will also be making a $700,000 investment in the company’s subsidiary, Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. (CJL Operations), of which he will acquire a 5% equity interest.Mark Morabito, Executive Chairman of Canada Jetlines, added: “We warmly welcome Lukas to our management team. This marks an important milestone in the buildout of Jetlines and their extensive industry and leadership experience will aid in the acceleration of the company’s strategy of becoming Canada’s first true ultra low-cost carrier.”Canada’s ULCC market is heating up, with Flair Airlines already operating across Canada and WestJet’s Swoop scheduled to launch on June 20. Once off the ground, Canada Jetlines is expected to offer service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Abbotsford International Airport, and Halifax Stanfield International Airport, with more airport agreements to be announced at a later date. Posted by
From the print editionTuesday was a good day for President Laura Chinchilla and her National Liberation Party government. After a brief speech by Finance Minister Edgar Ayales, Chinchilla signed three tax and finance bills into law. The first two, the Fiscal Transparency Law and the Law for Strengthening Tax Administration, are aimed at providing better government access to taxpayers’ financial information, closing tax loopholes, putting in place stronger sanctions to force better cooperation with tax authorities, and getting Costa Rica off the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) “gray list” of countries not up to First World standards in international sharing of tax information. The last of the three new laws is the Eurobonds Law, which will allow the Costa Rican government to issue up to $4 billion in dollar-denominated 10-year bonds, to obtain financing from the Eurodollar market.Once published in the government newspaper La Gaceta, these three laws will become the government’s “Plan B” on tax and fiscal reform. They were meant as complements to a tax package that failed in April of this year, in the wake of a personal tax scandal involving then-Finance Minister Fernando Herrero, which cost him his job. Ayales, his replacement, quickly reorganized the government’s fiscal strategy and got the three laws back on track.At a press conference on Tuesday, Ayales was generous in praising his staff, who had nearly completed the three bills before he became finance minister. Ayales regretted the failure of the main tax bill, which would have increased government revenues to reduce the fiscal deficit. Costa Rica’s 2013 government budget is now under discussion in the Legislative Assembly, with a deficit of about 5 percent of gross domestic product for the third year in a row. But the finance minister considers the Eurobonds Law, which will allow Costa Rica to refinance its maturing dollar-denominated debt at record-low international interests rates, an extremely useful tool. Substituting low-interest dollar financing for the government should help lower colón interest rates, which have increased due to competition of government bonds with private-sector issuers in the local financial markets, analysts said.Chinchilla expressed satisfaction that the Fiscal Transparency Law and the Law for Strengthening Tax Administration will open the door for Costa Rican incorporation into the OECD, an invitation-only global development organization founded in 1960 by the United States, Canada and 18 European countries. Through the years, the OECD has evolved into a prestigious club of governments that emphasize public-sector transparency and accountability. Mexico, Chile and Turkey have been admitted from the developing world. Invitations to join the OECD are low-key and never formal until membership is approved. The two tax laws enacted this week will remove a gray market flavor to this country’s tax administration, which should strengthen Costa Rica’s OECD bid, officials said.A boost to infrastructureAlso on Tuesday, Vice President Luis Liberman, back from a trip to the People’s Republic of China, had good infrastructure news for Costa Rica. The Chinese government has agreed to finance a widening of a 106-kilometer stretch of Route 32, the highway linking San José and the Atlantic port of Limón. The two-lane stretch of highway between Rio Frío and Limón for years has been inadequate for the heavy container truck traffic generated by 80 percent of Costa Rica’s exports and imports channeled through Limón port. The government, constrained in infrastructure spending by its fiscal deficit problem, negotiated the project as the best way to address what has become both a commercial and public-safety problem. Many highway accidents have resulted from frustrated drivers trying to pass heavy container trucks on this stretch of highway. That problem should be much reduced by its widening to four lanes.The project is budgeted at $400 million, to be financed over 20 years at a favorable 3.5 percent interest rate. China will not only finance the highway improvement, but also will build it on a turnkey basis with Chinese construction companies. Engineers from the Public Works and Transport Ministry and the National Highway Council have committed to completion of the technical specifications and an environmental-impact analysis by Oct. 8. Lawmakers must now approve the Chinese loan for the project to move forward. The government’s plan is to present it to the assembly during extraordinary sessions in December, when the executive branch sets the legislative agenda. Liberman said that Limón’s lawmakers have already been briefed on the project, and that they are committed to its approval. Facebook Comments No related posts.
But, Arians said, there is never a fear that a good performance Thursday may cost them a player they’d rather keep around.“Those guys are out there auditioning for those other teams,” he said. “If you waive them, you can’t say, ‘Hey, we want to put those guys on the practice squad.’ We’ve had guys claimed a bunch since we’ve been here and this is a good football team. I would imagine some of these guys will be claimed.”Cat-Man can do that?!Chandler Catanzaro’s preseason did not get off to a particularly great start, but it certainly finished strong.In Thursday’s win, the third-year pro connected on all three of his extra points and was three-of-three on field goals, connecting from 24, 41 and 59 yards out.It won’t count, but the last one was the longest make of the kicker’s career. He said he knew it was good when it left his foot.“That’s a long way, but I hit it really well,” he said. “I just wanted to hit it solid and keep my eyes back, and I did. Me and Drew (Butler), I can remember us just telling it to go; I just wanted it to go through, and it did.“I’m just thankful for the opportunity.” Arians singled out QB Matt Barkley and running backs Elijhaa Penny and Kerwynn Williams as players who stepped up and added that both the defensive and offensive lines played well.Before the game, the coach said there were about four open spots and 12 players fighting for them, and chances are a little changed with Thursday’s outing.“It’s very easy in some spots and very difficult in others,” he said Thursday night on the tough decisions that await. “In the last few, it’s who’s better at different positions, what depth do we need? And it all depends on special teams.”The special teams, Arians said, took a hit Thursday when Kareem Martin went down with a knee injury. The coach believes it is an MCL issue that will sideline the linebacker for roughly two to three weeks, but while he’s out, his role will have to be filled.One player who may benefit from Martin’s misfortune is Lamar Louis, an undrafted rookie out of Louisiana State.“His stock has really risen in the last two weeks,” Arians said of the linebacker. “He’s one of those guys that might have played his way onto the football team.” GLENDALE, Ariz. — The goal for most of the players on the field during Thursday’s preseason finale, in which the Cardinals defeated the Broncos 38-17, was to make the next couple of days difficult for the front office.Final cuts are looming. Teams must trim their rosters down from 75 to 53 with a Saturday afternoon deadline.Here’s wishing good luck to coach Bruce Arians and GM Steve Keim.“Big decisions tomorrow on certain guys, but overall, I was pretty pleased,” Arians said following the game. Top Stories Barkley’s last stand?Earlier in the week, Arians said the plan was for QB Matt Barkley to play the entire game, and given that the only other quarterbacks on the roster are Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, neither of whom the coach wanted to play Thursday, there was really no other choice.For Barkley, who is hoping to make the roster as the team’s third quarterback, it was one last opportunity to show the coaches what he could do when given an entire game to run the offense.“It was really nice, especially this whole week,” he said after completing 20-of-29 passes for 262 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. “Just getting all the reps and the gameplan; it was a short week, but getting all those reps, knowing what you’re getting into, the gameplan felt really comfortable.“I liked what we were doing and it showed tonight.”Barkley was impressive, showing accuracy on short passes as well as balls down the field. Eight different players caught at least one pass, with the scores going to J.J. Nelson and Jaxon Shipley.“We ran the ball so well and he got us moving on third down,” Arians said. “When you run the ball, play-action is easy. So, I thought he handled himself well. He got luck and threw it into double-coverage and got a big catch, and that happens sometimes, too.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arians said he believes Barkley has grown in protecting the football, while noting the QB got away with some risky passes against the Broncos.Now, was it enough to earn a spot on the roster? Barkley said he cannot think about that but hopes that he showed enough to warrant consideration.“We’re not going against All-Pros, but we moved the ball and we put points on the board,” he said. “That’s what our goal was. I think we did a good job of doing it tonight.” – / 34 Comments Share “Man, if that’s the case, mission complete,” Louis said when told of Arians’ comment on his chances. “That’s my goal, to make the 53, whether it’s here or whether it’s somewhere else. Like Coach Arians said, you’re playing for all 32 teams.“If that’s not a big opportunity, I don’t know what is. I just like to take advantage of every opportunity because you never know what door is going to open. So I think I really accomplished that.”Louis was credited with three tackles against the Broncos — one of which was for a loss — and added another on special teams. He was flying all over the field, disrupting much of what Denver was trying to do.If Louis — or Penny or Barkley or any of the other players who came up big Thursday — is ultimately not one of the final 53, there is a strong chance the Cardinals would like to bring him back on the practice squad. That could be an option, of course, provided no other team makes a claim for them.That concept, in theory, could make it challenging for Arians in a game like Thursday’s, where he does not want to play his starters but in turning to the young guys, risks them showing enough to pique another team’s interest. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Over the first two seasons of his career, chances for field goals of anywhere near that length have been hard to come by. Last season, Catanzaro attempted just two field goals from 50 or more yards, missing both, and the year before he went 2-of-3 on such attempts.Arians said they’ve tried kicks from that distance in training camp, so the make did not necessarily come as a surprise.“He had all the leg, but he just kept missing them,” he said. “This was the time to do it and he hit it right down the pipe. It was a great kick.”Catanzaro understandably celebrated the accomplishment pretty boisterously, and he was mobbed by teammates, too. Arians said he was not afraid that his kicker might have celebrated a bit too much, and for the player, it was something he won’t soon forget.“That was really cool — yeah, I’ve got their back and it’s cool to see how many guys, how they reacted to that one,” he said. “Just a really fun moment that I’ll always remember. Definitely a career long, and hopefully build on that going into the regular season and hit another long one when we need it in the regular season.” Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro celebrates a field goal against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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It would have been a truly historic victory against the gun industry" Now as the Democratic primary campaign arrives in New York Hillary Clinton and her allies want to make Sanders pay Lowys gun control group the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is one of an array of Clinton allies that has moved to quash the Vermont Senator partly over his vote 11 years ago The issue has greater prominence in New York which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country and a political class that has gone all-in for tougher gun laws Gun control advocates in New York say that one of the biggest lawsuits against gun manufacturers in that era failed due to legislation that Sanders supported Clinton allies believe that especially in New York Sanders’ record on gunshis support for the Protection of Lawful Commerce law his opposition to the Brady Billmake him vulnerable In her inaugural large event leading up to the April 19 primary Clinton made a forceful attack against Sanders on the issue of gun control citing Sanders’ votes against the Brady Bill which expanded background checks “Its important to stand up to the gun lobby and fight for common sense gun reform” Clinton said at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Wednesday “I remember how hard it was to get the Brady Bill passed My opponent voted against it five times as I recall He has sided with the NRA on the important votes of the last 20 years” New York has been pushing hardline gun control legislation for decades The state enacted one of the earliest gun control laws in the country in 1911 the Sullivan Act which required all handguns to be licensed New York was the first state to impose tight restrictions in the wake of the December 2012 Sandy Hook shooting greatly expanding background check and banned the sale of assault weapons A long line of New York City mayors have supported stricter gun control including Republicans such as Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg Despite some backlash to the SAFE Act New Yorkers broadly supported the measure by a 2-1 margin Nine in 10 New Yorkers supported background checks and eight in 10 supported five-year renewable pistol permits according to a poll commissioned by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence an influential gun control group in the state “Gun control is critical in the city and it has been since Mayor Koch was in office” said Richard Aborn president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City “If you step back New York City and New York State have among the best gun control laws in the country and the most effective” Sanders has defended his position on gun control pointing often to a D-minus rating from the National Rifle Association his support for an assault weapons ban and broader background checks But he has also pointed to his representing a rural state Vermont where guns are common and even progressives are skeptical about gun control "I come from a rural state and the views on gun control in rural states are different than in urban states whether we like it or not" Sanders said in the first Democratic debate in October an argument he has made repeatedly There will be a concerted effort to bring back Sanders’ votes in the next three weeks Clinton penned an op-ed in the New York tabloid the Daily News on Sunday calling specifically for an end to gunmaker immunity and naming neighborhoods such as Brownsville and Mott Haven in the Bronx as places facing gun violence She criticized Sanders in her op-ed for his vote "with the NRA” and called for a repeal of Protection of Lawful Commerce law In the coming days and weeks she plans to campaign on the issue in New York where she hopes to win by a significant margin and put to bed any remaining doubts about her candidacy At the event in Harlem New York Sen Chuck Schumer lauded Clinton for supporting the Brady Bill recounting a meeting in the White House when he claimed Clinton and then-White House staffer Leon Panetta were the only two people in the room in favor of pushing ahead with the bill “You know I remember that meeting that Chuck was talking about People were getting cold feet Folks talked about all the powerful lobbies in Washington” Clinton said But “I thought then and I believe now that whatever we can do to save lives we can and must do” New Yorks lawsuit against gun manufacturers including Beretta Colt Phoenix Arms and others was filed in 2000 under Giuliani a Republican In the complaint the city argued that the flow of guns into New York was a result of gun manufacturers allowing their guns to be sold to criminals and traffickers and cause "harm to the population at large" The city cited statistics from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives that 84% of guns used in crime in New York City come from out of state On the same day the 2005 the Protection of Lawful Commerce law was passed the gunmakersmany of whom had pushed for the billmoved to dismiss New Yorks case armed with the new legislation They were ultimately successful and the case fizzled out in 2008 Democratic allies of Clinton see it as a key opening against Sanders arguing his vote was a loss for New York Some Democratic operatives in New York are less sure this tactic will work New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected in 2013 on a promise to address income inequality in the city an issue which often resonates best among Sanders supporters In upstate New York where rural gun owners have fought measures signs calling for the repeal of the SAFE act abound The states sheriffs association and others have pushed back against the initiative led by New York Gov Andrew Cuomo And with crime in New York at historic lows and homelessness rising gun control may not be the consuming issue it once was "If the Clinton people are attacking Sanders on this I’m sure it tests well but I think an issue like income inequality may actually resonate more" said Rebecca Katz a former top staffer to de Blasio and Sen Harry Reid "Income inequality has been discussed in New York for years and almost nowhere in this country is the issue more striking" Its an argument that New Yorks political elite are not buying In November at a $1000-per-plate fundraiser hosted by the Brady Center in downtown Manhattans swank Cipriani restaurant New Yorks elite coterie of donors and top politicians honored Clinton with an award In the audience watching Clinton were actors including Steve Buscemi and Paul Rudd Lowy was also in the audience Cuomo a prominent Clinton backer spoke at the event and delivered a subtle rebuke to Sanders "When Hillary Clintons opponents say that they dont support gun control because they have rural communities in their state what they really are saying is that they are afraid of a political opposition" he said Cuomo told his audience to judge a representative based on his gun control record "The gun issue is the best proxy of our time to judge the essence of an elected official” Cuomo said Contact us at editors@timecomNegotiators from nearly 200 countries reached an agreement Saturday on what they say signifies the most important international pact to address climate change since the issue first emerged as a political priority decades ago French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius who headed up the United Nations conference commonly known as COP 21 said the final deal successfully resolved points of contention that had taken negotiations into overtime and called the agreement “the best possible text” “We have come to a defining moment on a long journey that dates back decades” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon before passage of the agreement “The document with which you have just presented us is historic It promises to set the world on a new path to a low emissions climate-resilient future” Read More: What to Know About the Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change The deal known as the Paris Agreement represents remarkable compromise after years of negotiations in which developing countries wrangled with their developed counterparts and failed to come to agreement on several key occasions Supporters say the agreement will help define the energy landscape for the remainder of the century and signal to markets the beginning of the end of more than one hundred years of dependence on fossil fuels for economic growth Observers had feared that a negotiated text could result in a lowest common denominator to meet the differing needs of all the parties present in Paris But climate policy experts appeared largely satisfied with the draft adopted Saturday at the Le Bourget Airport just outside of Paris A strong long-term goal to reduce carbon emissions provisions explaining how developing countries will receive financing for their efforts to adapt to climate change and a transparency system to ensure that countries meet their promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were among those key goals The text includes provisions addressing all those key points The agreement includes a long-term goal 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