The always-popular recreational Dungeness crab season will open state-wide this Saturday, with one big exception. State waters from Patrick’s Point, Humboldt County (41° 8.00’ N. Latitude) north to the California/Oregon state line will remain closed due to unhealthy levels of domoic acid. This closure, which will keep Crescent City anglers off the water, will remain in effect until domoic acid no longer poses a significant risk to public health.CDFW will continue to coordinate with CDPH and …
LOS ANGELES — What Kevon Looney is doing in the early goings of these 2019 NBA Playoffs isn’t a surprise.Yes, he might have the same net rating as James Harden through three games, and he might have a patently absurd true shooting percentage (85 percent), too, but this is not a fluke — this is one of the best bench bigs in the NBA providing the same kind of steady, stout play that brought about his breakout in last year’s postseason and carried into the 2018-19 regular season.The only …
Operation Hydrate in QwaQwa in the Free State making sure people are hydrated. (Image: Operation Hydrate Facebook)This summer, South Africa is in the grips of the severest drought in 20 years, coupled with one of the harshest heat waves the country has experienced. The towns of Senekal, in Free State, and Aliwal North, in Eastern Cape, for example, have run out of water.In response, Operation Hydrate was established by good Samaritans from various communities, NGOs, religious groups and companies to play their part in saving lives and easing the suffering of thousands of people.The initiative hopes to distribute over a million litres of water to the drought stricken Free State and parts of Eastern Cape.“We have distributed over 350 000 litres of water so far,” said Yaseen Theba, Operation Hydrate’s co-ordinator. “We cannot sit by idly as we watch our fellow South Africans die of thirst. As civil society we have the power to make a difference and help those in need when we unite around a common cause such as this.“The joy on the faces of those who have been receiving drinking water is remarkable and most humbling. Many have not had water for weeks.”South Africa’s farming communities have been the hardest hit by the drought and livestock are suffering and dying, while crops are withering.GOVERNMENT SUPPORTThe portfolio committee on water and sanitation supports Operation Hydrate and views it as a noble initiative that must have the support of society as a whole.It urges everyone, from individuals to big business, to contribute. “It is only through a commitment to mutual action that the country will overcome the current challenge of water scarcity,” said Mlungisi Johnson, the chairperson of the committee.In addition, the committee urged all South Africans to recommit to a culture of prudent water use. This recommitment, coupled with vigilance in relation to water leakages, would ensure that South Africa saved water that was currently being lost.CORPORATE SUPPORTProudly South African has thanked and applauded all the volunteers and donors involved in Operation Hydrate. It also encouraged businesses and corporates to dig deep to support the relief efforts.“At times like these we’re called upon to be of service to humanity and to respond to the basic needs of our people,” said chief executive Lesley Sedibe. “Among these are the promises of a better life and the restoration of (the) dignity of our people, which includes a basic human right such as access to water.“This initiative shows that many South Africans from all walks of life naturally band together to help their fellow countrymen and -women who are in desperate need of assistance. Despite the many challenges we face, Operation Hydrate also shows we are still a people of hope and humanity. Ultimately what unites us is far greater than our differences.”Mango, the low-cost subsidiary of SAA, has contributed to the initiative by giving water to the value of R500 000 for distribution through the initiative.“South Africans have always rolled up their sleeves with immense resolve and this initiative, created entirely through a critical mass on social media, prompted action,” said Mango chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout.“There is no question about the strength of the South African character and as an airline for all the people, Mango was inspired to participate in our usual hands-on fashion and is purchasing water from a percentage of ticket sales this week.”For information about helping or where to drop off water or send donations, visit the Operation Hydrate Facebook page, or follow @HydrateSA on Twitter, #OperationHydrate.Have you played your part to make South Africa better for all? Share your story with us.
South Africa celebrates the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela throughout 2018; the commemoration begins this month with the announcement of a new design for the R5 coin that celebrates the life and work of Madiba.The design of the new R5 coin, commemorating the centenary of Nelson Mandela. The coin was issued as legal tender in South Africa in January 2018. (Image: South African Mint)Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba authorised the new coin for national circulation on 19 January 2018.The coin features a portrait of Mandela, with the years 1918 and 2018 engraved alongside new decorative security features. The flip side features the South African coat of arms, replacing the usual wildebeest design on the original R5 coin. This side also features the words “South Africa” in English and isiXhosa.Since 1996, all South African coins have borne one of the country’s 11 official languages on a rotational basis.The original R5 coin was introduced as legal tender in 1994, commemorating Mandela’s inauguration as South Africa’s first democratically elected president.Another dedicatory coin was minted in 2008 in celebration of Mandela’s 90th birthday.The design of the new R5 coin, commemorating the centenary of Nelson Mandela. The coin was issued as legal tender in South Africa in January 2018. (Image: South African Mint)In a statement announcing the minting of the 2018 coin, the Reserve Bank of South Africa advised that it was national legal tender and, while it may hold a special personal value to all South Africans, it would not increase in value if stockpiled by collectors.The Bank encouraged South Africans to use the coin: “If you receive one of these coins as change, please do not hold on to it. Use it to make a purchase so that the next person can also experience [its] beauty.” It added: “[While] there could be a buyer willing to pay a higher price to collect [the] commemorative circulation coin, the Reserve Bank does not attach a value higher than the face value to such coins.”Read more Brand South Africa articles on South Africa’s past commemorative coins: New R5 coin for Mandela’s birthdayThe Griqua Town R5 coinSouth Africa marks Queen Elizabeth’s 90th with Kruger Rand coinNew Mandela banknotes for South AfricaSource: Business Tech news website, GCIS, South African Mint Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
An electric trap set to kill wild boars for their meat claimed the life of a woman and critically injured a minor girl at Nagajodi village under Jharigaon block of Odisha’s Nabarangur district on Wednesday.The deceased has been identified as Jalia Harijan, 22. Laxmi Harijan, 14, the critically injured girl has been admitted in the district hospital. The duo, along with their friends, was returning home after watching a show at a neighbouring village at the time of the mishap.
Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “On my way to Manila! Excited to get back. #StriveForGreatness🚀” said James in a tweet.READ: LeBron James inspires, amazes fans in Manila FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThis is James’ third visit to Manila.In 2013, fans even lined up for days just to get a chance to see him for the “Witness History” event. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa READ: LeBron James headed back to Manila for Nike RiseTwo years after, he graced the final day of the the Nike Rise program, where under privileged kids got access to professional training for six weeks at the House of Rise.He is schedule to put on a show for his fans at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James dazzles Manila anew in his second trip to the country. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLeBron James couldn’t hide his excitement over his return to Manila.The four-time NBA MVP is on his way to the Philippines for the “Strive for Greatness” tour on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time PLAY LIST 04:50LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Eze leads Saints in takedown of Heroes in NCAA Season 93 All-Star Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
Arizona Cardinals’ Levi Brown, 29, is leaving the team for the Pittsburgh Steelers according to The Associated Press.An anonymous source with knowledge of the deal says Brown is being traded for a conditional draft pick. Once Brown passes a physical, the deal should be final.Brown was the fifth overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Cardinals, but failed to live up to expectations. After being moved to different positions; missing all of 2012 season with a torn tricep; and giving up three sacks in their season opener, head coach Bruce Arians lost all faith in the big man.The Associated Press reports that he will be replaced by Bradley Sowell, claimed off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 1. Sowell played in 10 games for Indianapolis as an undrafted rookie last season while Arians was offensive coordinator, then interim head coach.The Steelers’ next game will take place in New York against the Jets on October 13.
The soon-to-be RB Leipzig midfielder talked to Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie before he decided his move19-year-old midfielder Tyler Adams will join RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga this January.But before signing for his new team, he talked to his fellow Americans: Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie.“I spoke to Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie about the league while we were with the national team,” he was quoted by the Bundesliga website.Tyler Adams wants to win it all! Manuel R. Medina – June 25, 2019 The RB Leipzig and United States midfielder want to establish himself in the German Bundesliga and then win it all.“They’re both good friends of mine. It won’t be easy to adapt, but the Bundesliga is well known for giving young players a chance.”“I was able to train here when I was 16 and even played against Bayern Munich with the youth team. From that moment on I knew I wanted to come here,” he remembered his time in Germany in the past.“I’ve been learning German for five months. It’s very difficult but when I’m in Leipzig I want to speak it as well as possible.”
$210 at Best Buy Culture,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. $60 at Best Buy 4:26 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 1 See at Amazon TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See It HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile $999 Rylo Apple iPhone XS $520 at HP DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. 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. Tags Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Read Google Home Hub review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See at Turo $299 at Amazon 7 Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. $155 at Google Express 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. Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) The Cheapskate Tags Share your voice 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 $999 Sarah Tew/CNET 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). $59 at eBay Angela Lang/CNET 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. 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. Comment $6 at Tidal Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Read the AirPods review Sprint See It $999 Chris Monroe/CNET Turo $999 Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Wikipedia Wikipedia China is known for its censorship of certain websites. The country went the extra mile by blocking Wikipedia in April.Multiple reports confirm China blocked Wikipedia across all language URLs sometime in late April. The country is using DNS injections to prevent its citizens from accessing the online encyclopedia, according to a report from the Open Observatory of Network Interference on May 4.”In late April, the Wikimedia Foundation determined that Wikipedia was no longer accessible in China,” Samantha Lien, communications manager for the Wikipedia Foundation, said in an email Wednesday. “After closely analyzing our internal traffic reports, we can confirm that Wikipedia is currently blocked across all language versions.”So far, there’s no explanation provided as to why China is blocking Wikipedia. In May 2017, the country did put forth plans for making its own online encyclopedia with more than 300,000 articles from 20,000 scholars. China is not the first country to do a complete ban of Wikipedia. Turkey has the site blocked since April 2017, and several other countries, like Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, blocked the site for a period of time. The Chinese Embassy didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Originally published May 13, 10:12 a.m. PT.Update, May 14: Adds quote from Wikipedia. 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. 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Civic platform Citizens for Good Governance better known as Shujan, on Thursday urged Bangladesh authorities to provide persecuted Rohingyas shelter in Bangladesh.At a press conference styled ‘Rohingya Problem: A Humanitarian Issue’ at the Dhaka Reporters Unity in the capital, the civic body also called on Bangladesh to withdraw its proposal for conducting joint operations with Myanmar along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border against insurgents.Professor CR Abrar of the International Relations Department of Dhaka University presented the keynote speech at the press conference during which he accused the Myanmar government of committing genocide in Rakhine and unleashing state-backed terrorism.“The Myanmar government is engaged in an ethnic cleansing in the Northern Rakhine State of the country where they are shooting people indiscriminately. They are bayonetting and using helicopter gunships,” said Abrar in giving a picture of Rohingya persecution in Myanmar.He referred to Human Rights Watch’s report and said satellite images showed that houses in a 100 kilometre stretch of land were burnt.“The Myanmar army and its collaborators have either already killed, or raped or tortured several thousand Rohingyas.”In his keynote speech, Abrar put forth an eight-point demand, including forging an international campaign to impose economic sanctions on Myanmar.The demands also include forging a strong international campaign to bring an immediate end to the Rakhine genocide, mounting pressure on the international community so that the issue is discussed in the upcoming meeting of theUnited Nations Human Rights Council on 11 September, giving Rohingyas shelter, and ensuring their basic needs until they are rehabilitated and repatriated to their own land.He also said Bangladesh alone will not be able to bear the burden of such a huge number of Rohingyas and that’s why he urged the Bangladesh authorities to seek the international community’s help.He also urged the international community to find a third country for rehabilitation of the Rohingyas.Shujan secretary Badiul Alam Majumder said, “It’s not a political or partisan issue; rather it is a human disaster. We can’t remain silent. We want a permanent solution to the crisis.”Alleging that Bangladesh has adopted a subservient foreign policy over the Rohingya issue, columnist SyedAbul Maksud demanded that the policy be recast to end the crisis.”Our foreign policy is not suitable for building a strong nation. The government will have to prove through its words and actions that Bangladesh is not weaker than Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives,” he said.Mentioning that there should be an end to the atrocities unleashed by Myanmar security forces on the Rohingya people in Rakhine state, the columnist said Bangladesh and Myanmar, with the help of other countries, can resolve the crisis.Speaking on the occasion, academician Tofail Ahmed said about six hundred thousand Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh through the Cox’s Bazar border and it is not possible for Bangladesh to provide shelter for all of them.“The situation has turned worse. It may affect our tourism sector. It can even become a national disaster for us,” said Tofail Ahmed.