Closing Bell TSX drops as uncertainty about world economy leaves traders pessimistic

October 8, 2019

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TORONTO — The Toronto stock market turned negative on Tuesday as traders began to think twice about the optimism they’ve had over Europe’s efforts to rescue its struggling economy.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11664.71 -0.79% -93.17S&P 500 — 1379.32 -0.43% -5.98Dow — 13008.68 -0.49% -64.33Nasdaq — 2939.52 -0.21% -6.32The S&P/TSX composite index weakened 93.17 points to close at 11,664.71, with most of the decline coming in afternoon trading. The TSX Venture Exchange slipped 1.35 points to 1,183.01.The Canadian dollar fell 0.11 of a cent to 99.71 cents US.Hopes began to fade over how much the European Central Bank will do to help countries with crippling debt when it meets on Thursday.Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has started its two-day policy meeting, and is expected to announce some kind of new step to energize the U.S. economy, though the timing is still in question.Some economists have suggested that the Fed isn’t convinced that the U.S. economic slowdown is in such a state to warrant further economic stimulus — and recent economic data has shown some positive elements.“If the Fed and the ECB don’t do anything, as some economists expect, it’s going to be quite disappointing for investors,” said John Johnston, chief strategist at David Rea Ltd. in an interview.“If they just barely meet expectations by doing something typical and not overly aggressive then I think the equity markets are vulnerable to some profit taking.”In U.S. economic data, consumer confidence rose in July for the first time in four months. The Conference Board said the confidence index increased to 65.9, from 62.7 in June. That’s the highest reading since April and better than the reading of 62 that economists had forecast.However, the index sits notably lower than 90, which indicates a healthy economy.Also, U.S. home prices rose in May from April in every city tracked by a leading index, a sign that increasing sales and tight inventories are supporting a modest housing recovery. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index showed a measure of national prices rose 2.2% from April to May, the second increase after seven months of flat or declining readings.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average declined 64.33 points to 13,008.68 and the Nasdaq was down 6.32 points at 2,939.52. The S&P fell back 5.98 points to 1,379.32.In commodities, the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down $1.72 to US$88.06 a barrel near midday. Earlier in the session, crude had been above Monday’s close.September copper moved up 1.5 cents to US$3.42 a pound while August gold ended off $9.20 at US$1,610.50 an ounce.In corporate developments, Rona Inc. shares were up 13.7% after the company rebuffed an unsolicited takeover from Lowe’s Companies worth $1.76-billion. The Montreal-area company said the offer from its American rival wouldn’t be in its shareholders’ best interest, but Lowe’s said it intended to further pursue a transaction. Rona shares rose $1.63 to $13.50.In earnings news, Thomson Reuters says its adjusted profit rose to 54 cents per share, compared to 51 cents per share in the second quarter of 2011. Its diluted earnings per share, under IFRS, was $1.11 per share up from 67 cents per share in the second quarter of 2011. Overall revenue fell by 4% to US$3.3-billion from $3.4-billion. Shares backed off 50 cents to $28.44.Inmet Mining (TSX:IMN) said higher copper sales volumes helped push its second quarter earnings up 74% from profits reported a year earlier. The company reported net income of US$94.2-million or $1.36 per share for the quarter ended June 30, compared to $54.3 million or 83 cents per share for the same period a year earlier. Inmet shares gained 5%, or $1.81 to $39.89.A federal arbitrator has sided with Air Canada in its labour dispute with the union representing its pilots. The five-year collective agreement will be effective until April 2016, and would, among other things, include provisions allowing the airline to create a budget carrier. Shares were up six cents, to $1.14.Canadian cheese and dairy giant Saputo saw profits fall 4% in the latest reported quarter, affected by lower cheese prices in the U.S. and an inventory writedown. The company posted earnings of $121.8-million, off from $126.6 million a year ago. Revenue came in at $1.7-billion, up nearly four% year over year. Shares of the company dropped $1.34 to $42.73.George Weston Ltd. says it expects full-year 2012 results will be lower than last year, mainly due to costs at its Loblaw grocery division. The bakery and grocery company said second-quarter profits dropped 15% to $196-million, of which $137-million was attributable to common shareholders. Overall revenue increased 1.3% to $7.6-billion. Its shares fell 59 cents to $59.25.Toromont Industries Ltd. (TSX:TIH) says its second-quarter profit from continuing operations was $25.7-million, an improvement from the comparable period last year when it earned $159.7-million. The profit amounted to 34 cents per share, two cents per share below a consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters. Toromont shares were down 10 cents to $20.85.Here’s the news investors were watching today:Rona shares soar after it spurns Lowe’s takeover offerApple to launch new iPhone at Sept. 12 event: sourcesCanada’s economic growth slowsStock investing as we know it will soon be dead: PIMCO’s Bill GrossWhat to expect from the Fed this weekON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWSU.S. Federal Reserve’s rate decision at 2:15 p.m. CANADA9:30 a.m.RBC Manufacturing PMI (July) UNITED STATES8:15 a.m.ADP National Employment Report (July): Economists expect 120,000 jobs, down from the month before 8:58 a.m.Markit Manufacturing PMI: Economists expect a reading of 51.8 10 a.m.ISM Index (July): Economists expect a reading of 50.2, up slightly from the month before Construction spending (June): Economists expect 0.4% rise CORPORATE NEWSCANADAMaple Leaf Foods Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 25¢ Torstar Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 27¢ Talisman Energy Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 51¢ WestJet Airlines Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 27¢ Great West Lifeco Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 51¢ Intact Financial Q2 earnings: Analysts expect $1.49¢ First Quantum Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 29¢ UNITED STATESAvon Products Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 21¢ a share Comcast Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 48¢ Devon Energy Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 87¢ Harley-Davidson Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.05 MasterCard Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$5.58 Marathon Oil Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 63¢ Prudential Financial Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.56 Time Warner Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 59¢ read more


Brock research encourages Niagara to explore becoming a UNESCO Global Geopark

October 2, 2019

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With the mighty cataracts, vineyards producing critically acclaimed wines and vast networks of bicycle paths, tourists coming to Niagara have many options of what to see and experience. There’s also a world of rocks, canyons, waterfalls and other land features that even many locals don’t know about.Niagara’s unique, rich geology — and the economic and cultural activities connected to these features — might be better known if the region was to become a UNESCO Global Geopark, says new research from Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory (NCO).“Being designated a UNESCO Global Geopark allows Niagara to brand itself internationally as a destination for geotourism,” says Carol Phillips, author of the NCO policy brief Ohnia:kara: An Aspiring Global Geopark.“Niagara has a fascinating Earth history that has created so many beautiful sites, culminating in Niagara Falls,” says Phillips. “And this brand allows us to showcase those sites as well as the history and culture that has developed around them.”The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) describes a Global Geopark as being a “single, unified geographical area where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development.”Spearheading efforts for Niagara to become a UNESCO Global Geopark is the geographic educational non-profit group called Geospatial Niagara. The NCO policy brief says the group has identified more than 78 geosites in the region that are of geological, environmental or cultural interest.These include the Welland Canal, the Wainfleet Bog, Beamer Falls, Balls Falls, the Mewinzha Archaeology Gallery in Fort Erie and historical sites from the War of 1812, among others.The NCO policy brief says, under a geopark system, Niagara Falls would still remain the major draw for visitors to the area. But the tourism industry could be expanded by creating a niche for geotourists interested in seeing Earth history and the historical and cultural sites that have evolved from these unique and significant land features.The brief notes that the Niagara Escarpment, on which Brock University sits, has been a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve since 1990. A geopark designation with infrastructure such as visitor centres and plaques with QR codes “can help the Biosphere Reserve tell its story by guiding people to lesser known geosites as the escarpment winds to its greatest asset, Niagara Falls,” says the brief.Darren Platakis, Executive Director of Geospatial Niagara, says another big advantage of Niagara being designated a UNESCO Global Geopark is that it could provide a strong educational component for Niagara students from kindergarten to Grade 12.“A Geopark will provide opportunities for students to not only learn and begin to understand our geology and how it is so interdependent with our environment, culture and history, but they can also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the 12,000 years of Indigenous history in Niagara,” says Platakis.“This Indigenous history is an extremely important element to the overall development of the application and programming for the Geopark,” he says. “Students, local residents and tourists will see Niagara with a new set of eyes.”Platakis says the designation could also attract researchers and students to the area, with programs and services connecting into a wide range of studies at Brock and Niagara College.Geospatial Niagara submitted an expression of interest to the Canadian National Committee for Geoparks and is in the process of applying to UNESCO to become a Global Geopark.The NCO’s policy brief looks at the costs and benefits of geoparks in China, the United Kingdom and France and concludes that a UNESCO Global Geopark designation could benefit all 12 municipalities in Niagara.“This policy brief encourages all levels of government and sectors of society in Niagara to consider the benefits of a UNESCO Global Geopark and how they may each play a part to make it a reality,” says NCO Director Charles Conteh.“The vision behind the Global Geopark initiative in Niagara is closely aligned with the sociocultural and economic advancement of the region,” he says. “Leveraging and promoting this initiative should be a fundamentally community-driven effort if it is to be sustainable.”The NCO brief lays out a number of “next steps” in making the UNESCO Global Geopark a reality in Niagara, emphasizing that it will take a broad community effort across the environment, education and tourism sectors. read more


Ohio State mens basketball signs 4 new recruits

September 28, 2019

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With its season-opener looming, the Ohio State men’s basketball team got a boost for the future Wednesday afternoon.The Buckeyes are scheduled to tip off their 2014-15 season on Friday against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, but in the meantime, coach Thad Matta had four new players sign national letters of intent on signing day.The class consists of a pair of Texas natives, one Georgia product and one player from Dayton.Guard Austin Grandstaff from Rockwell, Texas, forward Mickey Mitchell of Plano, Texas, center Daniel Giddens from Marietta, Ga., and Dayton Dunbar High School guard A.J. Harris all signed their letters of intent Wednesday, committing their collegiate future to Matta and the Buckeyes.The four signings come a year after Matta brought on the same number of freshman ahead of this season.According to ESPN, all four of the newest Buckeye basketball commits are four-star rated players. Grandstaff received the highest rating with an 87 out of 100 on ESPN’s recruiting website. He, Giddens and Harris are all part of the ESPN 100.Giddens has played with the USA Basketball U16 National Team and averaged a double-double during his junior season at Wheeler High School. Harris was second team All-Ohio last season when he averaged 14.5 points and 6.1 assists. Grandstaff scored 27.1 points per game last season while shooting better than 50 percent from the floor.Mitchell initially made a verbal commitment to OSU before backing out, and then recommiting earlier this year. His older brother — Mike — was a member of the OSU football team last season as a linebacker before deciding to leave the school. On Wednesday, Matta said he was “elated” to have Mitchell sign on with the Buckeyes.According to ESPN, the four players make up the No. 8 recruiting class nationally, and the best class in the Big Ten.While they’ll have to wait until next season to see the new class in action, Matta and the Buckeyes are scheduled to tip off against UMass-Lowell at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center on Friday. read more


Bomb squad called to deal with viable device in Tallaght

September 22, 2019

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first_imgAN ARMY BOMB disposal unit has been called to Tallaght to deal with a viable explosive device.The device was found by a sanitation worker in the Tymon Park area at around 3pm this afternoon.The area was cordoned off and traffic restrictions put in place.The device was removed to a safe military location for technical assessment and a controlled explosion was not needed.The area was declared safe at around 4pm.The component parts of the device have been handed over to Gardaí to aid them in their investigations.last_img read more


Groupon Kicks Ad Agency When Its Down

September 21, 2019

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first_imgI’m sure that the folks at Crispin Porter + Bogusky would happily tell you that there’s no such thing as bad press, but by most accounts, it’s shaping up to be a rough couple of weeks for the ad agency. Last week, Burger King dumped the company after a seven year partnership, opting to manage its own advertising “until we have a new agency in place.”Groupon is calling out CP+B as well, after the dust has cleared on those controversial ads, which led to accusations that the deal site was making light of the situation in Tibet. In a recent interview, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason berated himself for investing too much in the agency’s mission “to be edgy, informative and entertaining, and we turned off the part of our brain where we should have made our own decisions. We learned that you can’t rely on anyone else to control and maintain your own brand.”As Ad Age points out, Mason was quick to defend the agency after the Superbowl. Mason again, “The firm that conceived the ad, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, strives to draw attention to the cultural tensions created by brands. When they created this Hulu ad, they highlighted the idea that TV rots your brain, making fun of Hulu. Our ads highlight the often trivial nature of stuff on Groupon when juxtaposed against bigger world issues, making fun of Groupon.”Groupon pulled the ads from YouTube after the protests, but here’s a story from February on the subject, for those who need a crash course.last_img read more


AMAC protests Victoria University survey

September 21, 2019

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first_imgThe Australian Macedonian Advisory Council (AMAC) is asking a Victoria University (VU) study to change the wording of an online survey, that they deem offensive.After taking offence to content of a survey for people of Slav-Macedonian background, conducted by a VU research centre, Con Kouremenos, from AMAC, wrote a letter to the academics heading up the program.The study, which is one of four, was constructed by a team of academics from the University of WA, University of Adelaide, Latrobe University and VU.Mr Kouremenos said AMAC was concerned by the involvement of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) in the research survey titled Are you of Macedonian or of Macedonian Background? Mr Kouremenos also highlighted an issue with question 15 of the online survey, which asks the respondent to what extent it agrees with the statement “Australia should recognise Macedonia’s constitutional name without delay”. “The UMD is not even an Australian organisation, we find it weird they’re trying to lobby the Australian government when they’re not even Australian. We were just trying to say we’re against the point, at the moment Australia recognises that country as FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), that’s the name the UN uses,” Mr Kouremenos said. Associate Professor Danny Ben-Moshe from Victoria University told Neos Kosmos the UMD has an Australian arm and question 15 is just one of many questions that was of interest to them. “UMD are a partner in the study, I’m not sure what the problem is with the question. If the inference is that it’s an illegitimate question I don’t understand why that would need to be explained because that is a real issue for that community,” he said. “In almost every consultation we had, with each different community, they all raised different issues that they wanted to have in the survey. I can point to dozens of questions across all the four surveys, because to the particular community groups we consulted with, these were issues they wanted information on,” he said.AMAC identified terminology used in question one, which asks for the respondent’s place of birth and gives the option ‘Aegean Macedonia (in Greece)’, as highly inappropriate. “The term “Aegean Macedonia” is a term coined by the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in order to legitimise its claims on the Greek province of Macedonia and, in particular, the port of Thessaloniki,” AMAC stated in a press release. “You can’t refer to Aegean Macedonia as a country because it’s in Greece. It would’ve been fine if it said the state of Macedonia in Greece, some people are from the border, but it’s not the right way to put it. It’s got a bit of a nationalistic connotation,” Mr Kouremenos said. Prof. Ben-Moshe said he had responded to AMAC explaining that the term ‘Aegean Macedonian’ was introduced into the survey after extensive consultations with that community. “When we went out and consulted on and piloted the survey, people were saying ‘I’m not Greek, I am from Aegean Macedonia’. I am not passing judgment on that. I’m not saying it’s right, wrong, good or bad; my view is completely irrelevant. My interest as a researcher is how do people self define?” Prof. Ben-Moshe said. “After consultations and the pilot process, we were basically obliged to apply recommended terminology as part of the process of self definition…there is the option of ‘other’ in the survey, it might be that 100 percent of respondents put Greece as their place of birth, that’s entirely up to the individuals,” he said.Mr Kouremenos said AMAC is hoping the university will change the wording of the survey. “At the moment a lot of those questions are pretty ambiguous, but most of the other questions were okay,” he said. However, Mr Ben-Moshe said these processes and practices are normal in academic work of this nature, and that the university certainly would not be contemplating doing anything that would undermine these academic principles and practices. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


Lespérance de vie en recul aux EtatsUnis

September 20, 2019

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first_imgL’espérance de vie en recul aux Etats-UnisCela n’était pas arrivé depuis des décennies : l’espérance de vie américaine a diminué entre 2007 et 2008. Un recul d’un mois qui pourrait s’accentuer face à l’obésité croissante de la population et aux impacts de la crise économique.L’espérance de vie moyenne aux Etats-Unis est en effet passée de 77,9 ans en 2007 à 77,8 ans en 2008, indique une étude réalisée par le Centre national des statistiques de santé américain. “L’espérance de vie pour les hommes comme pour les femmes a décru d’un dixième d’année”, soit 36,5 jours”, lit-on dans ce rapport.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageDepuis 1976, l’espérance de vie des Américains a “généralement été en augmentation”, mais en 2008, l’espérance de vie moyenne pour un homme aux Etats-Unis est passée de 75,4 ans à 75,3 ans et pour les femmes de 80,4 ans à 80,3 ans. Toutefois, il existe une exception pour les hommes noirs, qui jusqu’alors avaient en moyenne une espérance de vie de cinq ans inférieure à celle des blancs. Mais en 2008, ils ont vu leur longévité augmenter de deux mois, passant de 70 ans en 2007, à 70,2 ans en 2008.La tendance varie par ailleurs en fonction des régions. Ainsi, les habitants d’Hawaï peuvent espérer vivre plus longtemps que ceux de Virginie Occidentale, l’un des Etats américains les plus touchés par l’obésité, qui présente le taux de mortalité le plus fort.L’étude révèle enfin que parmi les quinze premières causes de mortalité, les maladies du coeur, les tumeurs cancéreuses, les maladies respiratoires et les accidents cardio-vasculaires, se placent en tête. La maladie d’Alzheimer se place en sixième position, la septième étant occupée par les diabètes.Le 15 décembre 2010 à 20:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


2 men hurt when truck rolls over on Hwy 14

September 16, 2019

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first_imgTwo people were taken to a hospital with serious injuries about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday after the Toyota pickup they were in rolled over on the state Highway 14 offramp from the Interstate 5 Bridge.Authorities closed that ramp within minutes of the accident. The exit, which sends northbound I-5 traffic eastbound on Highway 14, was closed until 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.Here’s what happened, according to a WSP bulletin:Mathew S. Wilson, 26, was driving the pickup onto the ramp from I-5 north to Highway 14. He lost control of the vehicle and hit the left concrete barrier. Wilson and his passenger, Jonathan Perry, 24, of Vancouver, were ejected from the pickup.Perry came to a rest on the shoulder and the pickup rolled onto Wilson, said Trooper Will Finn, a WSP spokesman. Moments later, bystanders arrived on the scene and rolled the pickup off Wilson, Finn said.The two were sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Finn said.Wilson and Perry were listed in satisfactory condition Wednesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.The crash was caused by speeding, WSP said.Finn said alcohol was a contributing factor.Wilson was cited for vehicular assault. The state patrol is trying to verify where he lives. The Toyota pickup had Montana plates.last_img read more


InXpo Launches Social Media Suite

September 14, 2019

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first_imgWhile the social media suite will be offered under existing InXpo pricing, separate fees will exist for game development. Virtual event platform InXpo has introduced the InXpo Social Suite, a package of social media tools and interactive games (such as Trivia Challenge and Word Scramble) that offer attendees social media functionality without having to leave the virtual event environment. The package includes Twitter functionality that enables attendees to view and respond to all tweets associated with a hashtag attached to a sponsor, exhibitor or overall event; the ability for attendees to update Facebook walls with event-related discussions and seek out existing LinkedIn connections attending the same event; and invites to multiple people to text or video-based chats.InXpo says the gaming capabilities could extend across all markets. Last fall, Cisco Systems offered a virtual game as part of a sales training conference. last_img read more


Nike cuts price of its selflacing shoes but theyre still not cheap

September 10, 2019

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first_img 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. 2:27 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET 2 Rylo $59 at eBay Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Are Nike’s amazing $720 Self-Lacing HyperAdapt 1.0’s… Turo An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET $999 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. See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $210 at Best Buy 7 $6 at Tidal Toys and Tabletop Games Sports Nike,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. 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. Track your health and step up your game with these smart shoes (pictures) 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). Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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. Amazon Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET See It $520 at HP Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Nike’s self-lacing shoes first launched at $720. In 2019, they will be $350. Nike Nike made Back to the Future-style, self-lacing shoes a reality in 2016 with its Hyperadapt line. But you could only wear them if you were prepared to pay $720 a pair. That base price will go down to $350 in the spring, however. (Nike didn’t cover UK and Australia availability, but that converts to about £275 or AU$495.)Nike CEO Mark Parker announced the new price in a Thursday earnings call, noting that the cheaper version of the shoe will also mark the line’s move into performance basketball footwear, reports SoleCollector.The original version of the Hyperadapt laced up once you put your foot inside of the shoe, using a sensor in the heel to tighten and buttons on the side to further adjust the fit.The $350 price is a substantial cut for the Hyperadapt line as it moves into the basketball arena. But let’s be clear: This is still a premium price. For comparison, Nike’s Lebron 16 basketball shoe costs $185 in the US, and you can certainly shop around to get cheaper sports sneakers.But hey, at least you can feel like Marty McFly for less than you’d pay for most phones.Nike didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.  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. Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Apple iPhone XS $999 Now playing: Watch this: 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. 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. Comments Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) The Cheapskate See at Turo Tags 7 Photos Read Google Home Hub review See it Read the Rylo camera preview Tags $299 at Amazon 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. Sprint Chris Monroe/CNET Boost Mobile Angela Lang/CNET Comments Share your voice Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read the AirPods review $155 at Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $60 at Best Buy TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $999last_img read more


BMW 840i brings straight6 power to the flagship coupe and convertible

September 10, 2019

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first_img 0 2019 BMW M850i Convertible: Grand tourer with huge curb appeal BMW Sports Cars Convertibles Coupes Tags Review • 2019 BMW M850i Convertible review: A grand tourer you’ll just want to drive More about 2019 BMW M850i Convertible Preview • 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible first drive: Open-top hustler 56 Photos Now playing: Watch this: More From Roadshowcenter_img 2019 BMW M850i Convertible: A grand tourer you’ll just… 2020 BMW Alpina B7 first drive: Big, bad, Bavarian ‘bahn-burner Enlarge ImageAside from 18-inch wheels, most people might have a hard time telling the 840i apart from its more expensive siblings — until they see the badges out back, of course. BMW When BMW introduced the four-door 8 Series Gran Coupe, one trim level appeared that wasn’t present on the 8 Series’ two-door variants — the 840i, powered by an inline-six gas engine. Many figured that BMW would just announce other 840i variants at a later date, and what do you know, today is that later date.BMW on Wednesday announced two new trim levels for the BMW 8 Series Coupe and Convertible, 840i and 840i xDrive. Both receive their power from a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six gas engine, which produces 335 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 840i Coupe will reach 60 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds, while 840i xDrive Coupes will do the same sprint in 4.4 seconds. The convertibles are a few tenths slower. When wearing all-season tires, the top speed is limited to 130 mph, but summer tires will extend that to 155 mph.The 840i models lose only a bit of the aggression found on the sportier M850i and M8 variants. It’s still a stunning coupe, with standard LED headlights and curves galore. The straight-six Bimmers wear two trapezoidal exhaust tips out back to help differentiate models. The convertible rocks a fabric soft top that can raise and lower in 15 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. 840i xDrive models receive standard rear-wheel steering, but that’s optional on the RWD 840i, which makes up for it by offering an M Sport differential that can’t be had on the AWD variants.bmw-840i-convertibleEnlarge ImageThe convertible looks just as sleek as the coupe. BMW There’s plenty of kit inside still, despite the 840i models technically being a tier below their siblings. Keyless access, ambient lighting, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a head-up display, automatic emergency braking and BMW’s latest iDrive infotainment system are all standard. Safety-minded folks can opt for a bevy of active and passive safety systems including active lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality. Production for the 840i and 840i xDrive commences in July, same as all other 8 Series variants, with the cars going on sale in September. The 840i Coupe starts at $88,895 including destination, while the 840i xDrive Coupe brings the price up to $91,795. Dropping the top costs even more, with the 840i Convertible commanding $98,395 and the 840i xDrive Convertible at $101,295. BMW Post a comment Share your voice 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe: Drives better than most, and smells better too 2020 BMW 7 Series first drive: Travel comfortably and carry a big grille 6:56last_img read more


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September 10, 2019

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DCPS Goes Back to School What Does That Mean

September 1, 2019

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first_imgBy Logan Walker and Micha Green,DCPS Student, AFRO Intern and AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com“Back to School” is a season in the United States that signifies transition. In mid-summer store shelves begin to fill with school supplies. Yet by the last few weeks of the educational summer vacation, stores become crowded with parents looking to fulfill school supplies lists and children hoping to find the nicest new tools for the year and shelves become messy piles of scattered learning apparatus. Throughout shopping malls, clothing stores and media marketing, children are encouraged to get the hottest new looks for “Back to School” outfits.Principal LeVar Jenkins and kindergarten students and John Burroughs Elementary in Northeast, D.C. on the second. (Courtesy Photo)A laser focus has been on District of Columbia Schools (DCPS)- a system that had a school year filled with controversies such as attendance, enrollment and graduation fraud, low test scores and achievement gaps where statistics show students of color performing at lower levels than their White counterparts nationally. Hoping to leave the drama of the 2017-2018 school-year, the District has been the site of several events to mark “Back to School” such as backpack drives, free beauty and barbering services and even parties to motivate students. As DCPS goes back to school, the AFRO talked DCPS students, teachers and parents about the Back to School Season.Miles Peterson, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Senior What does “Back to School” mean to you?Back to School means finishing a chapter in my life- one that contains strife and struggle but also some of my happiest moments to date. It means reaching the finish line of an educational journey I started long ago. And as I cross that line I enter a world of adulthood which holds even more challenges and opportunities for growth.How can students of color look beyond the stigma about poor performance in the classroom?They can beat stigma by always keeping them in mind. An issue in the Black community is knowledge of self. Ancient Afrika is often characterized with being filled with kings when that isn’t the case, less than one percent of the population were kings or queens, but majority were geniuses and forward thinkers. So in order for the modern Black student to excel they must remember their past in order to move forward and use it as a jet fuel to fly over all beliefs that they are intellectually inferior.Destinee Dyke, 17, School Without Walls, Senior. (Courtesy Photo)Destinee Dyke, 17, School Without WallsWhat does “Back to School” mean to you?Back to School means back to rules, homework, often times drama, and teachers that aren’t passionate. Though I am excited for this school year because it is my last year in high school!How can students of color combat stigma about poor performance in the classroom and ultimately be successful?To combat the stigma I say, go outside of your comfort zone, speak up, be that challenging individual, don’t hold back. Take the initiative and start the conversation, especially the uncomfortable ones and always trust your instinct!Eric Ruffin, Duke Ellington School of the Arts instructor. (Courtesy Photo)Eric Ruffin, Theatre Teacher, Duke Ellington School of the ArtsWhat does “Back to School” mean to you?It’s like a double-edged sword, the grind of a routine again, which I have been resistant to. I’ve been, ‘I’ll get up now, I’ll go get some breakfast now’. As a teacher you have your summer off so you can create a schedule that is more flexible. The grind of routine is not as attractive but at the same time it’s when I have a schedule and regiment that I actually do, forcing myself to get things done. I look forward to how students have developed and grown. It’s exciting to see students come back and something has clicked and they’ve matured in a way. You’re no longer that awkward freshman, you got some moxie, I like that. Last year I learned a lot from my classes. I’m looking forward to seeing that expectation, because I don’t know if it was an expectation to be getting as much as I’m giving to them. I’m looking to how I can forward that conversation of reciprocity in the classroom.How can students of color look beyond the stigma about poor performance in the classroom? Look in front of them. Here at Ellington, you can look around and see teachers of color in lots of classrooms. You look around you, and you see intellectual wealth, artistic wealth, cultural wealth, financial wealth. Take that in and consider your potential. That’s one of the benchmarks. You are surrounded by examples of what you could potentially be. There is no stigma. What stigma? This is greatness, I’m surrounded by it. In the D.C. metropolitan area, and being a teacher at Howard as well, I encounter so many students that say ‘This is my first time being around Black students, this is my first time my teachers were Black. This is the first time that I’ve in an environment where I’m affirmed by every aspect of this institution’. Your sense of beauty is affirmed by walking across this campus and seeing the shades of beauty. So look in front of you, it’s here.last_img read more


Steam ending support for Windows XP SP1

September 1, 2019

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first_imgDigital games services haven’t really been around long enough to have to deal with the phasing out of older operating systems. However, Steam looks to be one of the first to start limiting the support it offers to users still relying on decade-old versions of Windows.Valve has decided to stop supporting Steam running on Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (SP1) after August 31. A decision the company says will only impact 1% of its 40 million Steam users.The good news is, it’s a simple case of applying a free Microsoft update to SP2 in order to continue getting Steam support and updates for your machine. And when SP2 stops being supported, there’s always SP3 to install, so you’re covered for a while yet.Inevitably Windows XP support will stop completely eventually, but the way in which Steam functions means it shouldn’t really impact your ability to play the games you already own. If you have a working version of Steam on an old machine now, it isn’t going to suddenly stop working for your existing games. If you want to keep that machine for playing games, you can always install Steam on another, more modern OS and access the same games when your old hardware eventually stops working.In fact, you’ll probably face the issue of not being able to play new games long before Steam support ends for your OS. Remember, Microsoft didn’t implement support for more recent versions of DirectX on Windows XP, so if you want to play a game that uses DirectX 11 for example, you’re going to have to upgrade anyway.Valve’s Steam team isn’t going to get any less busy in the near future even if older operating system versions are losing support. Steam for Mac has been up and running for a couple of years now, and it looks likely to be joined by Steam for Linux before 2012 is over.via CVGlast_img read more


Look super cool at your workplace this summer

August 31, 2019

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first_imgAppearances always matter at the workplace, but dressing professionally for office in warmer and humid weather is quite hard. Hence, it is essential to keep oneself updated with fashion trends in scorching heat by opting trends like pastel shades and mixing and matching outfits. Experts suggested a few tips to look cool at workplace:Pastel and neutral coloured shirts like ivory and grey can be worn to get an elegant look and since it does not absorb heat, it is soothing to the eyes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPrinted shirt outfit or light check shirt is the best option for men, as it gives them a bold look. Men can wear a light blazer over their vest at the workplace as it enhances the personality.Formal shirts over pencil trousers or narrow pants can also be worn in order to look modest and elegant at workplace. This creates a formal and sophisticated look.One can wear khaki pants to the office and can uplift their fashion statement at the workplace. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveLight coloured formal suit can also be worn during summer as it gives a formal touch to an individual. Nowadays, it is widely chosen by man, as it is more trendy and stylish.White shirt always work at office, as it repels sunlight and is soothing to the eyes.Switching on to blue and gingham can make an individual more fashionable and professional. It not only adds bold colour to the outfit, but also enhances the outlook of an individual.If you are a suit person go for a light fabrics like cotton, linen or any other breathable stuff. Also choose light colours to stay comfortable during the sweltering days. Another way to face summers in style is to stick with a classic outfit that works anywhere and everywhere. A lightweight semi formal white shirt with grey or blue check pants will keep you cool in the hot daysFor meetings and formal events, an unstructured Navy blazer is just perfect. This is one of the most versatile, stylish, and comfortable pieces your wardrobe should have.If you require to wear ties to work, go for a silk-knit ones for summer.last_img read more


Gunman in France takes hostages in supermarket suspect among dead

August 18, 2019

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first_img(Screenshot) A gunman took hostages and killed three people Friday inside a supermarket in southern France before he was shot to death by police.Over a dozen hostages in the small town of Trebes were wounded by a man who claimed to be part of the Islamic State group. The Paris prosecutor’s office said counterterrorism investigators had taken over the tense situation at a Super U store, where a police officer voluntarily took the place of a hostage. He then left his cellphone on during the standoff to stay in contact with authorities outside. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   French President Emmanuel Macron, attending a European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium, said all evidence suggested the hostage-taking and shootings were a terrorist attack.BBC reported hundreds of police officers had rushed to the store and that the area was roped off.Related LinksISIS group claims responsibility in Paris attacks, killing 129, injuring 352Dozens killed, injured in Nice, France after truck plows into crowdThe attacker first fired six shots at police officers on their way back from jogging near the city of Carcassonne on Friday morning, Yves Lefebvre, an official with the police union, said.Interior Minister Gerard Collomb identified the suspect as Redouane Lakdim, 26.He said during the standoff Lakdim asked that the sole-surviving assailant of Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in Paris be released.The French have endured several terrorist attacks in recent years, including Paris and Nice in July 2016. Over 100 died in the Paris in a barrage of violence spread over the city.Most of the Paris suspects died in suicide bombings.A lone suspect killed nearly 90 people and injured 458 when he drove a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Patients with chronic pain give advice New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistlast_img read more


New Home Opportunities Impacted by Declining Construction Jobs

August 15, 2019

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first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Origination Construction jobs saw a slight dip in March, according to analysis form the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The number of open construction jobs totaled 172,000 in March, a decrease from February’s data and well below the cycle high of 238,000 set in July 2016.Another report from Metrostudy found that construction costs have been on the rise, possibly leading to this small decline in construction sector employment. The mortgage industry as a whole saw stagnant growth according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report last week.  The 5,000 new jobs created in this sector were called a “disappointment” by First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming. Fleming noted that this growth is a 2.6 percent increase from a year ago.Realtor.com Senior Economist Joseph Kirchner voiced a similar concern, stating his disappointment in April’s numbers. The 5,000 construction jobs that were added in April were just “a fraction of what we need,” said Kirchner, “and it won’t solve the inventory problems that stop consumers from finding homes to buy.”JOLTS data revealed that home builder and remodeler employment growth was flat, growing by just 900. Residential construction employment is now 2.692 million, broken down as 763,000 builders and 1.929 million residential specialty trade contractors.The NAHB stated that open construction jobs have been increasing since the Recession. However, data revealed that access to labor has remained a top business challenge for builders. Despite the stagnant month, December and January still saw the strongest two months since 2015.In March, quits rose to 2.5 percent, the highest rate in the cycle. NAHB states that this highlights a tight and competitive market for construction workers. Construction New Homes 2017-05-09 Seth Welborn New Home Opportunities Impacted by Declining Construction Jobscenter_img Share May 9, 2017 629 Views last_img read more


Travel Associates members recently experienced the

August 12, 2019

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first_imgTravel Associates members recently experienced the Delightful Danube 8-day Itinerary from Passau to Budapest with Uniworld.Hosted by Uniworld Head of Sales, Bradley Pallant, Travel Associates advisers Michael Davis-Smith, Lauren Duff, Mary Kelly, Briony Harris, Vanessa Tokatly, Stephanie Brown, Janelle Patrick, Amanda Haigh, Lisa Wattle, Carole Parker, Simone Rosa, Kate Horsburgh, Julie Morton, Damian Clark and Donna Elliott travelled with Emirates and boarded Uniworld’s newest Super Ship, S.S. Beatrice to experience the Delightful Danube 8-day Itinerary from Passau to Budapest.The S.S. Beatrice surpassed all expectations of those who attended the famil, as they sailed the Danube River visiting Regensburg, Passau, Melk, the Wachau Valley, Vienna eventually ending in Budapest.The advisers immersed themselves in all the onboard activities from the farm-to-table dining experiences in Mozart’s restaurant, to the Chef’s Dinner in Max’s to enjoying the evening entertainment in Wolfgang’s Lounge.During the trip there was an abundance of activities that everyone took advantage of, from visiting the BMW Factory to a Bavarian river bike ride to visiting the Melk Abbey to a panoramic tour of Vienna including the legendary Opera House and St Stephen’s Cathedral.A number of the group also experienced a stopover at the impressive Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai on their return to Australia including spa experiences, hosted meals and leisure time at Aquaventure Waterpark Travel AssociatesUniworldlast_img read more


Go back to the enewsletter Lindblad Expeditions C

August 11, 2019

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterLindblad Expeditions’ CEO & President, Sven Lindblad, revealed details of the company’s first polar-build vessel last week, the 126-passenger National Geographic Endurance.The ship was unveiled during a live video conference alongside members of the line’s ship-building and expedition team including Trey Byus, Chief Expedition Officer (CXO); Nikolaos Doulis, Senior VP of Marine Builds; and Captain Leif Skog, VP of Nautical. The panel of experts discussed the ship’s innovative design and development, previewed interior renderings and revealed the inaugural Arctic itineraries following her early 2020 delivery.Fully stabilised with the highest ice class (PC5 Category A) of any purpose-built passenger vessel, National Geographic Endurance will provide unprecedented access to polar environments, opening up previously unexplored areas as well as allowing Lindblad to explore familiar geographies for longer in polar environments.Lindblad Expeditions © National Geographic EnduranceThe most striking feature of National Geographic Endurance is her distinctive profile, resulting from the patented X-Bow, introduced by Lindblad’s Norwegian shipbuilder, Ulstein.The X-Bow significantly increases the joy of observing wildlife, enabling optimal forward and straight-down-the-sides viewing; no leaning out over the deck rail is required. The unobstructed downward sight lines, plus multiple walk-out areas from the Bridge and Observation Lounge and glass rails on the top deck, create superb conditions for viewing and photography.Lindblad Expeditions © National Geographic EnduranceSleek and powerful on the outside, National Geographic Endurance is luxe, in the best Scandinavian design tradition, on the inside. Conceived by Partnership Design in Hamburg, the streamlined modernism of her welcoming reception, distinctive style of her elevators and staircase and comfort of her public and private spaces have been designed for guest ease. With a total of six guest decks, the ship has over 930 square metres of glass, keeping guests constantly connected to the view.National Geographic Endurance’s luxuriously appointed interiors are superlative from a design and hospitality perspective and uphold Lindblad traditions: making community (the Lounge) and insight (the ‘Circle of Truth’ podium) the centre of expedition life.Lindblad Expeditions © National Geographic EnduranceFire and ice are twin themes throughout the ship, in the colour schemes and the feelings engendered by her spaces: from the ‘chill’ cool of the Ice Lounge, the expedition community hub for recap, talks, presentations and sociability, with a B&H Photo Gear Locker for trying new tech, to the conversation-kindling warmth around the fireplace of The Den on the Observation Deck. Travellers can discover spa treatments and therapies at The Sanctuary, and enjoy twin infinity Jacuzzis as well as saunas with million-dollar views. A glass-walled yoga studio will transform the polar experience.Elegantly imagined, with a sense of limitless space effortlessly incorporated into the design, the 13 extra-large balcony suites – each named for a famous polar explorer – impart a feeling of serenity. Palettes of warm creams, oatmeal and coral are complemented by soft textures, round corners, art that invites the eye to linger and Lindblad’s signature feather duvets; a walk-in wardrobe and roomy, stone-clad bath make each suite a haven.Full-height windows and furnished balconies bring the scenery in, and in the 56 standard cabins, azure accents meet polar vistas at the windows for a feeling of expansive yet cosy space. Of the 56 standard cabins, 40 feature a balcony (including the 12 solo cabins). All 69 cabins in total feature a sofa or reading chair, as well as the new “Command Centre” with a National Geographic Atlas, barometer, analogue clock, digital tablet with daily programming and a generous array of USB and universal electrical ports for cameras and devices, plus a retractable lighted vanity mirror.Lindblad Expeditions © National Geographic EnduranceDining options include Two Seven Zeroº, which surrounds superb dining with stellar views. C. Green’s, named for Shackelton’s cook, offers an early-riser breakfast, fresh salads and lighter fare, plus custom-grilled selections at lunch and dinner. The Chef’s Table is an innovative approach to private dining. Over the course of each voyage, all guests will be hosted by the chef. Intimate and interactive, each dinner features ‘polar theatre’ in the form of regionally inspired, sustainable and inventive food. In addition, daily high tea, hors d’œuvres at Recap and barbecues in the heated outdoor Winter Garden round out the new level of dining.Lindblad Expeditions © National Geographic EnduranceThe ship will feature a suite of Lindblad’s signature tools for exploration: a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snowshoes, cross-country skis, an ROV, hydrophones, video microscope, underwater video technology and a hyper-efficient Zodiac loading area for ‘getting out there’ more swiftly and safely, with more expedition enhancements to be announced soon.In 2020, National Geographic Endurance embarks on a series of eight inaugural Arctic itineraries to explore areas both familiar and brand-new, presenting unprecedented opportunities to explore further. She will travel where few have gone, see what few have seen and experience what few can, venturing earlier and penetrating farther into the most adventurous regions. That’s what National Geographic Endurance is designed to do. A few highlights:Svalbard in Spring: Polar Bears, Arctic Light and Epic Ice Voyage deep into Svalbard, the way few have. A true Arctic refuge, covered in snow, surrounded by sea ice, where polar bears freed from their winter sleep stalk seals on the ice. Be stunned by the astonishing lights as the spring sun mounts higher in the Arctic sky each day.Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Norway to Alaska National Geographic Endurance roams free at the top of the world on this pioneering expedition on one of the most un-travelled, adventurous routes in the High Arctic, including Franz Josef Land, Severnaya Zemlya, the barely explored Siberian coast and Wrangel Island.East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic As fiercely guarded as any kingdom, Greenland’s eastern coast is flanked by thousands of bergs calved from the massive ice sheet. It’s where the ship will enter the largest national park in the world – Northeast Greenland National Park – to find polar bears, seals and walrus; crevasse-laced glaciers; mountains made from some of the world’s oldest rock art; and coastal villages, where descendants of the greatest hunters and survivors our species has ever known to dwell.Visit www.expeditions.com (or visit www.adventureworld.com) for more information.All renderings supplied by Lindblad Expeditions.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more


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February 23, 2019

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