New corporateethics ombud named but powers remain unclear

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is appointing its long-awaited watchdog to enforce responsible conduct by Canadian companies operating abroad.But International Trade Minister Jim Carr says it will take almost two more months to finalize the powers of the new “Canadian ombudsperson for responsible enterprise.”At issue is whether Sheri Meyerhoffer, a lawyer with a long record in business and international development, can compel reluctant companies to co-operate with her investigations and recommendations.Her appointment as the new ombudsperson is intended to be a substantive upgrade to the current “corporate responsibility counsellor.”That office has been widely criticized as a toothless entity for dealing with misconduct complaints against Canadian companies, mainly in the mining industry.Alex Neve, the head of Amnesty international Canada, welcomes Meyerhoffer’s appointment but says it’s disappointing that the government still hasn’t defined Meyerhoffer’s powers some 15 months after announcing it was creating the position.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

MOU with US suspended

The US Embassy had signed the deal with the Trincomalee Urban Council recently and the Embassy said that it had also signed similar deals to open information centers in Kandy and Jaffna. The Trincomalee Urban Council has decided to suspend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the US Embassy in Colombo to open a US corner in Trincomalee.Secretary of the Urban Council Abdul Latif Mohammad Nafeel said that the External Affairs Ministry had informed the Council that the deal was unacceptable. He said that the Eastern Provincial Council had been informed in order to obtain clearance to continue with the MOU. Meanwhile the External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama said that a special investigation has been launched into the MOU.The investigation will also cover American corners opened in Kandy and Jaffna, Amunugama said. He said that the UC had no right to sign an MOU with a foreign embassy without informing the External Affairs Ministry.“The Ministry will seek information from the local Council about the deals they had signed with the US Embassy. We have not sought information from the US Embassy as yet,” he said.He said that an official from the MEA has been appointed to investigate the MOU signed with the local councils and a report will be submitted on the findings. (Courtesy The Sunday Leader) read more

Heads of UN organs discuss pressing international trends and hotspots

The heads of all six principal organs of the United Nations – the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, International Court of Justice (ICJ) and Secretariat – have discussed pressing global issues and hotspots at their fourth annual meeting.The five Presidents and Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who heads the Secretariat, had an informal exchange of views on current international trends from the perspectives of their respective principal organs, including the on-going reform process of the UN, a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement following Friday’s meeting.”The Secretary-General further briefed the meeting on developments in Africa, the Middle East and Iraq,” the spokesman noted. Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette discussed progress achieved in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Meetings among the heads of the six principal organs have been held since 1998, when Mr. Annan initiated the practice to foster an exchange of views and coordinate matters with a view to improving the UN’s efficiency.The Secretary-General “felt it would help the integration of the system as a whole if all heads of the permanent organs met once a year to just compare notes,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said today in response to questions. read more

SecretaryGeneral calls in African leaders for talks on DR of Congo

The meeting is being convened to build on the recent positive developments in and around the DRC, including the establishment of a Government of National Unity and Transition, with the aim of turning a new page in relations among regional neighbours, according to a background note issued by a spokesman for the Secretary-General.The meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, being held on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, is expected to include the Presidents of Burundi, the DRC and Mozambique, the Prime Minister of Rwanda, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda and the Foreign Ministers of Angola, South Africa and Tanzania.The discussions will focus on “reestablishment of good neighbourly relations and resumption of bilateral arrangements between the States of the Great Lakes Region,” according to the note. read more

UN health agency chief hospitalized

Dr. Lee Jong-wook, the Director-General of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), is currently recovering from surgery at the Cantonal Hospital in Geneva after the removal of a blood clot from his brain, the agency reported today.Dr. Lee had suddenly fallen this afternoon while was attending an official function. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where medical staff determined that he required surgery in order to remove the blood clot on his brain.WHO reported that its 61-year old Director-General is expected to remain in the hospital “for some time” and noted that he would not be able to attend the World Health Assembly set to run all next week.

Womens Lacrosse Ohio State falls 1716 in doubleovertime thriller to Jacksonville

Ohio State then-freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez looks to pass in the offensive zone against Stanford on Feb. 24 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: James King | Sports DirectorThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team fell to Jacksonville in a double-overtime thriller, losing 17-16 on the road Friday night. Ohio State junior attacker Sara Dickinson scored with 2.2 seconds remaining in the game to take the Dolphins (2-1) into overtime. Jacksonville gained possession on a free position shot and freshman midfielder Megan Prescott scored to win the game one minute into the second overtime period. Ohio State sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez led the Buckeyes (1-2) with five points and junior midfielder Baley Parrott picked up three goals. Hernandez tied her career high of five goals. A goal by Hernandez nearly four minutes into the second half to tie the game at 13-13 was called back after a review in the Dolphins’ favor.The Buckeyes had 19 turnovers, eight of which came in the second half, which gave the Dolphins an opportunity to widen their lead. Ohio State was down by three goals entering the second half. Freshman midfielder Lindsey Epstein tied the game at 13 with 12:49 left in the second half. Both teams traded goals until the end of regulation. Jacksonville freshman attacker Alyssa Arnold  scored with 1:34 left in the second half, leading 16-15. Senior midfielder Ashtyn Hiron led the Dolphins with four goals. Jacksonville had 37 shots compared to the Buckeyes’ 23 shots. Ohio State was 6-for-9 in free position shots. Jacksonville had a 15-14 draw-control advantage.Defensively, the Buckeyes held an advantage. Sophomore goalie Jillian Rizzo had six saves, helping the offense to close out the second half with a tie. The Buckeyes look to bounce back on the road against Cincinnati on Monday. read more

Indonesian mans body found inside python – police

Nia Kurniawan, from Brawijaya University, told BBC Indonesian that a python of this size would hunt for large prey, such as boars or wild dogs.While they normally avoid human settlements, they would see palm oil plantations as a good hunting ground, he said, as they attract animals like boars, primates or dogs.The reticulated python (Python reticulatus)Is the longest snake in the worldIs believed capable of reaching over 10m (32ft) in lengthThe longest in captivity is held in Kansas City, US, and measured 7.6m (25ft) in 2011, according to Guinness World RecordsLives in forestry, is normally fearful of humans and is rarely seenIs often treated as a sacred animal in parts of Indonesia when caughtIs one of dozens of python species, which are found in sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, and Southeast Asia Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIndonesian woman ‘held captive in cave for 15 years’August 7, 2018In “latest news”Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death tollSeptember 30, 2018In “latest news”Japanese police find 9 dismembered bodies in suburban apartmentOctober 31, 2017In “World” Police said they had cut the snake open and found the man inside (West Sulawesi Police)(BBC) A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police.Akbar went missing on Sunday on the island of Sulawesi, after leaving to harvest palm oil.In the search for the 25-year-old, police told BBC Indonesian that they had found a huge snake they suspected had swallowed the man.The reticulated python, reported to be 7m (23ft)-long, was cut open and the man’s body was found.Reticulated pythons are among the world’s longest reptiles and suffocate their victims before swallowing them whole.Pythons rarely kill and eat humans, although there are occasional reports of them swallowing young children or animals.(West Sulawesi Police photo)Mashura, a spokesperson for the police in West Sulawesi province told BBC Indonesian that villagers reported to police that Akbar had been missing for 24 hours.Police then conducted a search and found the snake near the family’s palm plantation.“They didn’t find him (Akbar), but the villagers saw an unmoving python in the ditch. They grew suspicious that maybe the snake had Akbar. When they cut it open, Akbar was inside the snake,” Mashura, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said.Village secretary Salubiro Junaidi told The Jakarta Post: “People had heard cries from the palm grove the night before Akbar was found in the snake’s stomach.“When the snake was captured, the boots Akbar was wearing were clearly visible in the stomach of the snake.“Resident[s] cut open the belly of the snake and Akbar was lifeless.” read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab gets shot in the face lives to tell the

first_img Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Reddit Flipboard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kt7ckZ9Xho&feature=player_embeddedEven with a front panel protected by resilient Gorilla Glass, the iPhone 4 is the most easily damaged and fragile smartphone around. Anecdotally, the same is true of the iPad, or any of Apple’s other iOS devices: you’re only a slip, fall or stray house key away from a gouged, cracked or marred slab of aluminum and glass.I can’t help but wonder, then, what would happen if the same test was applied to the iPad as these guys have made on Samsung‘s Samsung Hub (via AdChoices广告 bulletsGalaxy TabGorilla GlassgunsiPadsamsungtabletsvideoslast_img

Volvo uses KERS to cut car fuel consumption by 25 percent

first_imgIf you’re a fan of Formula One racing, then you’ll be used to hearing the term KERS. It stands for Kinetic Energy Recovery System, and it allows the recovery of energy under braking, which is then stored and used at a later time.In Formula One, KERS is used to increase the speed of the cars for short periods of time, and typically allows them to go between 10-13mph faster in short bursts. But the same system can be used to help improve the economy of modern road vehicles, too.The problem with KERS systems in the past is they were very heavy due to the fact they were made out of steel, but Volvo has developed a new Flywheel KERS system that is manufactured using the much lighter carbon fiber. Another advantage of using carbon fiber is that the flywheel can rotate faster, in this case up to 60,000 rpm, allowing for much higher energy storage.What Volvo intends to do is fit their KERS system to the rear axle of their cars. When driving along and the brakes are applied, energy is stored in the flywheel and the car’s engine is turned off. Then, when the driver pushes the accelerator pedal again, instead of the engine turning back on immediately the energy stored in the flywheel is used first and applied to the back wheels.Such a system not only ups the fuel efficiency of the car, which according to Volvo is up to 25 percent better, it also improves the performance of the car in terms of how fast it can accelerate–a boost of up to 80 horsepower. Volvo also says the Flywheel KERS system is best suited to traveling in city traffic where you typically accelerate and then brake repeatedly.The final Flywheel KERS system Volvo has designed measures just 20cm across and weighs 6kg. The flywheel spins in a vacuum so as to minimize friction and therefore increase the amount of energy it can store. Volvo plans to include it alongside a four-cylinder turbo engine, but there’s no details yet of when we can see it appearing on a production car. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY KERS Test SetupKERS Test SetupKERS Test SetupKERS Test Setupflywheel_gallery_01flywheel_gallery_02flywheel_gallery_03last_img read more

2 dead after crash outside Miramar shopping plaza

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A man and a woman were killed after, police said, the car they were riding in was struck by another outside of a shopping plaza in Miramar.Miramar Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash along the 7000 block of Pembroke Road, Saturday afternoon.According to investigators, a red Ford Mustang was heading eastbound on Pembroke Road near 72nd Avenue when a white two-door hatchback turned left, possibly to enter the shopping plaza at 7050 Pembroke Road. The Mustang then struck the white car, causing the latter to swerve into the plaza.“It looked like they were racing, ’cause the way it happened, it happened quick though,” said witness Ronald Beaujin. “You heard the cars slamming each other, and then the red one spun, and then you see the smoke.”Police the hatchback stopped short of striking the wall of a business at the plaza. Skid marks show where the driver tried to stop before the impact.Cellphone video captured the frantic moments when police officers and witnesses tried to pull open the white car’s passenger side door to get to the victims.“I could see she was gone, but he wasn’t, because I could feel a pulse,” said a good Samaritan who asked not to be identified. That woman came to the scene and left without saying a word.Police temporarily shut down Pembroke Road eastbound while they investigated. Hours later, crews towed away both of the heavily damaged cars.Investigators said the occupants of the Mustang were not seriously injured. Family members said anyone saying the cars were racing is mistaken.Police have not disclosed names of those involved in the crash at this time, as they continue to investigate.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. But neither victim would survive. They were pronounced dead at the scene.The good Samaritan said he did everything he could to render aid. “They gave me a crowbar. I tried to pry it open. It wouldn’t happen,” he said. “I bent the crowbar. I did everything. The man died in my hands. The man died looking at me, so right now I am taking it hard.”The good Samaritan said he knew the victims from the neighborhood.Ernie Heano, another area resident, said he worked with the male victim.“My neighbor called me and told me the white car, you know, there’s not many white cars like that,” he said. “So he called me and says, ‘You know that little white car is in an accident,’ so I came over, and sure it was. It was him.”Heano said the man has two children and an ex-wife.“She can’t believe it, but I think it’s been like an hour, and she just called me back to affirm that it is real, so I just let her know that it is real, so she’s coming,” he said. last_img read more

Soldotna Library Gifted Donation Of 3100

first_imgThe donation will be spent as follows:$200.00 to purchase new toys for the children’s area.$500.00 to support the Library’s One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten program which enhances pre literacy education at our library.$1,000.00 to support library programs year round.$1,400.00 to be spent on promotional and other materials for the Summer Reading Program 2019. City Manager Stephanie Queen: “We’ve got a really active group of folks there who do a lot of good things that benefit our local library. We are grateful to have the Library Friends support.”  An ordinance to appropriate the donation was approved unanimously at the Soldotna City Council meeting on Wednesday. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library received a donation in the amount of $3,100 from the Soldotna Library Friends.center_img In a letter to the council from City Librarian Rachel Nash: “Library staff are very grateful for the hard work and support of the Soldotna Library Friends, and for the contributions of our community donors.” The purpose of the Soldotna Library Friends is to support the mission of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library through fundraising, advocacy and promotion.last_img read more

NOW HIRING Wilmington Recreation Department Hiring Playground Leaders This Summer

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington seeks talented individuals to join the summer Recreation Department team for the following position. Employment application forms can be found on the town website at www.wilmingtonma.gov.Playground Leaders – approximately 25 hours per weekPlayground Leaders act as a role model and hero to campers entering grades 2 – 8. The primary responsibility is overall supervision, including the insurance of participants’ well-being and to make certain their Playground experience is as fun and rewarding as possible. Leaders plan, lead and implement programs and experiences for children in small and large group settings.The Playground Program will operate Monday – Friday from June 24 – July 31, no July 4, with staff on site from 8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Playground Leaders must be available to work all days of the program.Working under the direction and supervision of the Playground Supervisors, duties include, but are not limited to: leading various physical and non-physical activities and enforcement of Playground rules.Qualifications at time of application: Must love working with children and having fun! Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.Hourly rate: $12.00We will accept applications until positions are filled.Application process:Please submit an employment application form to: Karen Campbell, Recreation Director, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Rd., Wilmington, MA 01887, or electronically as a PDF to kcampbell@wilmingtonma.gov. Please note “Summer Recreation Employment” in the subject line.(NOTE: The above job announcement is from the Town of Wilmington.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Recreation Department Hiring Tiny Tots & Kids Club Program Leaders This SummerIn “Government”WILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Rec Department Seeking Summer Playground Program Staff; Great Job For Teens (16 & Up)!In “Business”last_img read more

Hindu priest beaten near temple in US visitors call it targeted

first_imgNew York: Hindu priest beaten near temple in US, visitors call it targeted attackA Hindu priest was attacked by a 52-year-old man while he was walking down the street in his religious garb near a temple in Floral Park, New York, according to a US media report. Swami Harish Chander Puri said that around 11 am (local time) Thursday, near the Shiv Shakti Peeth in Glen Oaks, while he was walking down the street in his religious garb, a man came up from behind and started hitting him, repeatedly, PIX 11 news channel reported. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us Puri said he was beaten so badly, he had to be rushed to the hospital. The priest suffered bruises and abrasions all over his body, including his face during the attack on July 18, the channel reported. “I’m in a little pain,” the priest was quoted as saying by the channel. Police arrested 52-year-old Sergio Gouveia in connection with the attack. He’s being charged with assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon. Also Read – Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulus Advertise With Us The police are looking into whether the attack should be investigated as a hate crime, the channel said. Some of the people who regularly attend the temple said they believe the priest was targeted. The attacker screamed things like, “this is my neighborhood,” during the incident, they said. The incident comes days after US President Donald Trump took to twitter to target four democratic congresswomen including Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born US citizen, asking them to “go back” where they came from. “Our Country is Free, Beautiful and Very Successful.If you hate our Country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave!” Trump tweeted. His supporters in a rally in North Carolina days later raised slogans against one of the four Congresswomen, chanting “send her back.”last_img read more

KTM RC390 Spied Testing in India Again Launch Imminent

first_imgThe Austrian motorcycle maker KTM’s fully faired sports bike RC 390 emerged on the cyber space once again in fresh spy shots, suggesting the arrival of the RC series to India soon.RC 390, an exciting creation of KTM has been rumoured for India launch quite some time now. Although the exact launch date of the bike is not available yet, the repeated sightings of the bikes on the roads suggest that the launch is imminent. The latest images of the RC 390 come from the folks at Motoroids, which was been spied testing in Pune.The bike, which was first unveiled at the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition along with RC 200, is expected to make its India debut by mid-2014. KTM RC 390 draws its power from 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which can pump a power of 45 PS and a torque of 35Nm and is expected to carry fairing-mounted windshield and split seats. Though the details of the bike are scanty at this point of time, rumours are rife that RC390 would carry a price tag around ₹2.2 lakhs.Beside RC 390, KTM’s RC 200 has also been anticipated to reach Indian shores for a while now. The RC200 features a four-stroke, 200cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which produces 26 hp and is likely to offer at a price point of ₹1, 40,000 – ₹ 1, 55,000. Both the bikes are expected to be produced at the Bajaj’s Chakan plant in Maharashtra and the company is also looking to bring its Husqvarna motorbikes to the sub-continent two years from now.KTM will sell the bikes through its India partner Bajaj Auto, which currently markets KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390 in the country. Earlier in March, KTM slashed its bike prices in India up to ₹5,600. Photo credit: KTM/India(ED:AJ)last_img read more

Iran denounces US and Saudi sanctions against Hezbollah

first_imgAn image grab taken from al-Manar TV on May 14, 2018, shows the leader the Lebanon`s Shiite Hezbollah movement Hassan Nasrallah giving a televised speech at an unknown location on May 14, 2018. Photo : AFPIran’s foreign minister on Thursday lashed out on Twitter at the US and Saudi Arabia for imposing sanctions on leaders of its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.”Israeli snipers shoot over 2,000 unarmed Palestinian protestors on a single day,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet referring to protests and clashes in the Gaza Strip that killed some 60 people this week.The “Saudi response, on eve of Ramadan? Collaboration with its US patron to sanction the first force to liberate Arab territory and shatter the myth of Israeli invincibility. Shame upon shame,” he said.The United States and six Gulf Arab states announced sanctions Wednesday on the leadership of Hezbollah, as Washington seeks to step up economic pressure on Iran and its allies in the region after president Donald Trump withdrew this month from the 2015 nuclear deal.The US and Saudi-led Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center said the sanctions were aimed at Hezbollah’s Shura Council, the powerful Lebanese group’s decision-making body, led by its secretary general Hassan Nasrallah.Nasrallah, Hezbollah deputy secretary general Naim Qasim, and three other Shura Council members were listed under the joint sanctions, which aim at freezing vulnerable assets of those named and blocking their access to global financial networks.At the same time, the six Gulf members of the TFTC — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates — declared sanctions on another nine individuals and firms part of or linked to Hezbollah that were already blacklisted by the US Treasury.Hezbollah is a key player in Lebanese politics, and it maintains its own arsenal of weapons and fighting force.The group is fighting in Syria alongside president Bashar al-Assad’s military, and it has trained Iraqi Shiite militias which participated in retaking territory from the Islamic State group.The sanctions by Gulf states follow two US moves this month to put pressure on Iran’s financial networks, including sanctions announced Tuesday aimed at an alleged financial pipeline that moved “hundreds of millions of dollars” from Iran’s central bank through an Iraqi bank to Hezbollah.The European Union has viewed Hezbollah’s armed wing as a “terrorist” organisation since 2013.In 2016, the six Arab Sunni powers of the Gulf Co-operation Council — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman – designated Hezbollah a “terrorist” organisation.last_img

Alana Robinson DC High School Graduate is a Triple Threat

first_imgAlana RobinsonWhen Alana Robinson closes her eyes, she pictures herself on a Broadway stage in New York City. She dreams of bright lights, musical scores and cheering audiences. As lead senior vocalist for the Duke Ellington Show Choir Ensemble, Robinson dedicates most of her time to singing, dancing and performing. A graduating senior at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Robinson has performed across the Washington metropolitan area as a vocalist and dancer. However, unlike many of her peers, Robinson regularly leaves the stage for the track, where she competes as a sprinter. She started running to stay in shape for cheerleading, but eventually fell in love with the sport. Because Duke Ellington doesn’t have a track team, Robinson competed as part of the Woodrow Wilson Senior High track team. “Running is something I do to stay level-headed,” she said. “When I’m running, it clears my mind.” Robinson—a key member of Wilson’s 2016 relay team—said the importance of teamwork and communication is transferable from the track to the stage. “They require the same commitment,” she said. “Even though with track, most of the time I’m doing individual races, there’s always a time when we do relays, so I have to get with my team to practice. Her performances with the Ellington choir requires the same team participation. There might be solos here and there, but we’re all still one big group.” Robinson was recently honored as a recipient of the 2015-16 District of Columbia State Athletic Association’s Student-Athlete Scholarship. The scholarship is reserved for student-athletes who lead not only in athletics, but also thrive in the classroom and community. “I think just by virtue of competing in high school athletics, sort of automatically elevates them to some extent in the eyes of their peers,” said the association’s executive director, Clark Ray. “Being able to juggle some demands of school and competitive athletic venture, it just goes hand in hand.” In addition to track and Ellington show choir, Robinson also competes in pageants. She was named first runner-up in the 2015 Miss District of Columbia Teen USA pageant. During summers, she works as a lifeguard at the local pool. Despite juggling a full-time schedule, Robinson was able to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.31. She will study musical theater at Temple University in the fall, and hopes to continue running in college.last_img read more

Big relief for motorists as petrol price remains stable for August

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Hot Deals Qi Certified Wireless Charger 6Pack USBC Cables Heavily Discounted

first_img Share Tweet Submit Choetech is offering discounts on its Qi Certified wireless charging pad as well as a 6-pack of USB-C cables. Get the deals today using a coupon code.Get a 5W Qi Certified Wireless Charging Pad for $7.99 and 6-Pack of USB-C Cables for $7.99 from ChoetechChoetech is one of the boss players in the tech space and they really know how to churn out amazing accessories for smartphones and tablets. So, in order to make sure you get to try out what they are capable of, they have sent over a couple of coupon codes that discount two of their products – a wireless charging pad and a 6-pack of USB-C cables.Choetech 5W Wireless Charging PadThough the speed might put you off, but this is a perfect little accessory to have by the side of your bed. At 5W, it will slowly and steadily charge your phone up without any sort of issues since it is fully Qi Certified. It’s not a ‘Qi-Compatbile’ or ‘Works with Qi’ kind of gimmick in any way. It’s the real deal.Originally priced at $12.95, you can pick up this charger for just $7.99 after applying the code DT2XNIU7 at checkout. If you’ve been looking to put a wireless charger across different location in your house then today’s deal is the way to go.Buy Choetech T511 Wireless Charging Pad [Amazon link]Choetech 6-Pack USB-C to USB-A CablesI’ve said it a lot of times before and I will say it again: we can’t have enough cables lying around. So if you’ve been looking to quench your thirst, then why not pick up a 6-pack of USB-C to USB-A cables that fully support fast charging (using a compatible Quick Charge adapter, of course).All of the cables come in a variety of sizes so you can have one for the perfect occasion. Maybe you want to put one in your car, or just carry one around using a battery pack. It’s right there in the 6-pack. Also, these cables are originally priced at $12.99, but you can grab them for just $7.99 using the code 9ARQ5ZD6 at checkout.Buy Choetech 6-Pack USB-C to USB-A Cables [Amazon link]Note: Both of the deals outlined above will end on the 26th of June so hurry up if you are looking to pick something up.last_img read more

Chiles Bachelet asks ministers to resign

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that she has asked all her Cabinet ministers to submit their resignations and she will decide who stays and who leaves in the next 72 hours.Bachelet is faced with the lowest approval ratings of her political career, and recently acknowledged that corruption scandals have rocked her administration.“Some hours ago I asked all of my ministers to submit their resignation,” Bachelet said in a local Chanel 13 interview with Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco, the popular host of “Sabado Gigante.” FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, file photo, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet listens to Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina during their joint press conference at the National Palace in Guatemala City. President Bachelet has asked on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, for all her Cabinet ministers to submit their resignations. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories center_img “This is the time for a Cabinet change.”Chile’s corruption is among the lowest in South America. But trust in politicians and the business elite has been eroded amid a recent bank loan scandal involving Bachelet’s son, as well as a campaign financing scandal involving right-wing politicians and a prominent financial company.The recent controversy involving her family has taken a big toll on Bachelet’s image, as she won the presidency last year promising to fight against Chile’s inequalities.“I think the corruption scandals are part of it, but everything points to this as being a reaction to her low popularity ratings,” said Guillermo Holzman, a political science professor at the University of Valparaiso.“The announcement, the way she does it and the surprise it caused lead us to think that this could part of a profound change.”A poll released on Wednesday shows Bachelet’s approval rating at 31 percent in April, unchanged from March. That’s the lowest for her current administration and her 2006-2010 presidency.The survey was carried out by Gfk Adimark, which surveyed 1,049 people between April 7- 29. It has an error margin of 3 percentage points. ___Associated Press writer Eva Vergara contributed to this report.___Follow Luis Andres Henao on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuisAndresHenaoCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in society New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more