24 December 2008Living in the UK? Buy a pack of South African plums and stand to win a 12-day tour for two to discover the “Essential South Africa”. There are two trips to be won – plus five runner-up prizes of a case of South African wine.Two lucky readers can each win a 12-day holiday for two touring the amazing country of South Africa. Your holiday will include stays in Cape Town, the winelands, the breathtaking Garden Route and, of course, the famous Kruger National Park, where you will go in search of the “Big Five”.Plus five other lucky entries will each win a 12-bottle mixed case of superb South African wine.How to enterEntering our prize draw is easy. Simply collect one proof-of-purchase from any pack of South African plums that you see on sale (this can be the packet label from the product which clearly states that the origin is South Africa, together with the till receipt). Then send this, along with your name, address and a daytime contact telephone number, to: South African Plums Holiday Competition The Competition Centre Admail 3668 London W1E 1RY Terms and conditions1. The promotion is open to Great Britain residents aged 18 years or over, other than employees of the promoter, their immediate families, agencies or any person connected with this competition.2. Only one entry per person.3. Entries are only valid if accompanied by a South African Plums label from the product packaging and the relevant receipt as proof of purchase. Only original labels and receipts will be accepted, no photocopies. Damaged and defaced labels or receipts will not be accepted.4. No responsibility will be accepted for lost delayed, illegible or damaged entries. Proof of purchase will not be accepted as proof of receipt.5. The winners of the prizes will be drawn at random by an independent person from all valid entries received. The first two people drawn will each win one of the two holiday prizes, and the next five people drawn will each win a runners-up prize.6. The closing date for receipt of entries is 17/04/2009. The Draw will take place on 22/04/2009, and the winners notified in writing by 29/04/2009. To obtain details of the winners, send a self-addressed envelope to South African Plums Holiday Winners, The Competition Centre, ADMAIL 3668, London W1E 1RY, between 30/04/2009 and 31/05/2009.7. There are two first prizes to be won of a 12-day holiday to South Africa for two people. The prize will include economy return flights from London to Cape Town and 12 nights’ “superior” accommodation. Accommodation is based on a double or twin room and bed-and-breakfast basis only. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided during your stay in the Kruger National Park.The prize also includes category B car hire for seven days (including standard cover CDW and TLW and unlimited mileage), a half-day Table Mountain and City Tour in Cape Town, all game-viewing activities in the private game reserves, and private transfer on arrival in Cape Town.Any further expenditure will be the responsibility of the winner and their guest. Travel is subject to travel/tour operators’ terms and conditions. Full details of itineraries, flights and hotel accommodation will be made available to the winner once identified.Dates of departure are flexible (subject to availability), but travel must be booked by 30/06/2009 and travel completed by 31/03/2010. Holiday Insurance is the responsibility of the prize winner.There are five additional runners-up prizes, each consisting of a 12-bottle mixed case of red and white South African wine.8. The prizes must be accepted as offered. There is no cash or other alternative. The promoter reserves the right to substitute the prizes with ones of equivalent or greater value.9. Entrants agree to be bound by all entry instructions of which these terms and conditions from a part.10. The promoter’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.11. Promotional packs are subject to availability and while stocks last.12. Your personal details will be used only for the purposes of this promotion and destroyed thereafter.13. By entering this competition you agree to take part in advertising and any relevant public relations exercise undertaken by the promoter if you are selected as a winner.Promoter: Deciduous Fruit Producers Trust, 285 Main Road, PO Box 163, Paarl 7622, South Africa. Do not send entries to this address.Brand South Africa fully supports the competition, but is not involved in or responsible for its running. Please do not send entries or e-mail to Brand South Africa or SouthAfrica.info.
Chris Monroe/CNET Over the next couple weeks we’re rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop. The refreshed design makes publisher names more prominent and organizes articles more clearly to help you find the news you need. Check it out 👇 pic.twitter.com/xa2aZfO4Qd— Google News Initiative (@GoogleNewsInit) July 11, 2019 “Over the next couple weeks we’re rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop,” it wrote. “The refreshed design makes publisher names more prominent and organizes articles more clearly to help you find the news you need.”Right now, Google’s News tab aggregates a bunch of news stories together in a list that’s basically designed to fit as many links on the screen at once. The new version will spread them out more and give you a better sense of what you’re looking at before you click, along with grouping strands of news on the same topic together. The company launched its three-year Google News Initiative in March 2018, kicking off a global partnership with news publications to help highlight the most accurate information possible, especially during breaking-news situations. First published at 4:23 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:58 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Share your voice $999 Google,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. The Cheapskate See it Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tags Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Read Google Home Hub review Amazon Sprint Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tags 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Boost Mobile $60 at Best Buy 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 at Turo 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $59 at eBay 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. 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. Share your voice See It Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Rylo $155 at Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review $999 Read DJI Osmo Action preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 7 See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $299 at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET $210 at Best Buy 5 See It Apple iPhone XS Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo 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. Sarah Tew/CNET See It $999 $6 at Tidal Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP Best Buy 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Internet Services DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Comments Google’s giving its News tab a refreshed layout. Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images Google is updating the desktop version of its News tab to make it more obvious which outlet you’re reading and make the headline more prominent — basically making it look a lot like the search giant’s main news site. It showed off the refreshed look in a tweet Thursday. 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. $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20)
Harun-or-Rashid ( on the right). Photo: UNBThe lone accused in the case filed over the killing of Wari minor girl Samia Afrin Sayma after rape reportedly confessed before a court here on Monday to his crime, reports UNB.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari recorded the confessional statement of Harun-or-Rashid, 25, when police produced him before his court, said Mohammad Arjun, an inspector of detective branch (DB) of police.Detectives on Sunday arrested Harun from Dabordanga area in Cumilla district.Sayma, younger daughter of Abdus Salam, was found dead at a flat on the 8th floor of a building in Wari on 5 July.According to the family, Sayma came out of their 6th-floor flat around 6:30pm on Friday for going to their neighbour’s flat to play with her friend.However, they did not find her at the neighbour’s flat around 7:30pm which prompted a hectic search for the minor girl.Later, she was found dead at the kitchen of a flat on the 8th floor which basically remained locked all the time.The victim’s father filed a case with Wari police station.After conducting a postmortem, Sohel Mahmud, head of Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s forensic medicine department, said the girl was murdered after rape as they found the evidence of rape on the victim’s body.
Citation: Kanguru Announces First e-Flash (eSATA + USB) (2008, November 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-11-kanguru-e-flash-esata-usb.html (PhysOrg.com) — Kanguru Solutions announced today the release of their first e-Flash drive. Utilizing eSATA (External Serial ATA) technology allows the Kanguru e-Flash to achieve performance speeds never before obtainable with standard USB Flash Drives. eSAT + USB 2.0 Flash Drive Coupled with large storage capacities, the Kanguru e-Flash can handle any application or data file, regardless of size. In addition to eSATA, it also contains a USB2.0 connection for universal connectivity to virtually any computer.Because the eSATA is powered by its connection, it doesn´t require any external power source. The Kanguru e-Flash comes preloaded with Hot-swap software for easy and safe eSATA connection and ejection. The drive is housed in a high-strength aluminum case that can be custom engraved for anyone who decides to personalize their drive.Key features of e-Flash drive:- Dual ended eSATA AND USB connections- Requires no external power- High strength aluminum housing- Large capacities- Includes Powered eSATA bracket + Cable for PC connectivity- Includes Hot-swap software for trouble-free eSATA Plug-n-Play- Engraving availableWith each e-Flash drive you get Power + eSATA PC Bracket, Power + eSATA Extension Cable, Hotswap Software that is Pre-loaded and a CD with drivers.Kanguru is shipping these e-Flash drives now and are available in 16GB ($85) and 32GB ($120) capacities. A 64GB version will become available in January of 2009. © 2008 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Music will create magic at the hallowed walls of Purana Qila when several rock bands from SAARC region will perform at 8th edition of South Asian Bands Festival scheduled to be held from 7 – 9 November. The three-day music festival is presented by Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Seher. The festival will feature 14 popular rock bands from eight countries which are members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Observer country – France and host India. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Music has no boundaries. And with the same ideology this festival aims to bring Asia countries together. It also provides a rare opportunity for the Indian audience to enjoy and appreciate the music created across the subcontinent’, said Sanjeev Bhargava, Festival Director, South Asian Bands Festival. Started in 2007, the festival has become one of Delhi’s most eagerly awaited cultural show and year after year people of all ages look forward to the best bands from the South Asian region to be showcased at the festival. Coming together of some of the most talented musicians on one platform at the magnificent Purana Qila is the best and truest representation of regional integration through culture. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis platform brings together the finest acts from the SAARC countries. This year the festival features performance by Alobo Naga and The Band (ANB) from Dimapur, Nagaland formed in 2010. They won the Best Indian Act at a European music awards ceremony in 2012.Pakistani singing sensation Zebunissa Bangash popularly known as Zeb, who recently made her foray into Bollywood with her hit tracks in films like Madras Café and Highway, and known for her Coke Studio fame is all set to mesmerise the audience through her rich and textured soundscapes and melodies yet again. The festival will also feature a band from France – ‘Success’ as a Guest Country Band, which is also the Observer to SAARC. The electro-rock band from France consists of vocalist YannChéhu, guitarists Julien Richer, Dan Voisin on the Electronic keyboard and drummer Joel Daventry, are known for their unique style of contemporary rock performance combined with traditional heavy metal, rock n’ roll and electro rock.Apart from them, the electronic-rock band Pentagram from Mumbai will also be performing.
Kolkata: Naktala Udayan Sangha made an effort to bring back the nostalgic Pujor gaan associated Durga Puja by producing songs by Asha Bhonsle and Amit Kumar.Asha Bhonsle makes a comeback in Pujor gaan circuit with a new Bengali singles — ‘Ebar Pujoy Elaam Phire’ for the album ‘Pujoy Asha’, composed by Shiladitya – Raj and written by Utpal Das. The other singles of the album, ‘Surey Tumi’, composed by the duo has been sung by Amit Kumar and is written by another lyricist. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We all dream. But not every dream is realised. Unless you have dedication, patience, perseverance and you work towards achieving it. And of course you have to be passionate towards your dream. We also had a dream which we nurtured for over 25 years. Our dream was realised when the legend, Asha Bhonsle, whom many consider as an Avatar of Goddess Saraswati, sang her comeback Pujo song for us in the album ‘Pujoy Asha’. We are also happy to once again work with one of the finest singers of all time, Amit Kumar for the song ‘Surey Tumi’. As usual, it was pure magic from him. Both the songs are our tribute to the maestros, Kishore Kumar & RD Burman said music composers, Shiladitya – Raj. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed’Ebar Pujoy Elaam Phire’ was recorded by Asha Bhonsle exactly a week after she completed her 85th birthday.Though ‘Aamar Khatar Patay’ released in 1963 was Asha Ji’s first Pujo song composed by Manna Dey, it was 50 years back in 1968 when we first heard Asha Ji sing Puja songs for RD Burman and the songs were ‘Eyi Edike Esho’ & ‘Jabo Ki Jabona” penned down by Gouriprasanna Majumdar. Both being blockbusters. In subsequent years, we got musical gems like ‘Jete Dao Amay Dekona’, ‘Chokhe Chokhe Kotha Bolo’, ‘Jaanina Kothay Tumi’, ‘Jaaire Jaire Bela Je Jaaire’, ‘Phoole Gondho Nei’, ‘Mohuaye Jomechhe Aaj Mou Go’, ‘Shondhabelaye Tumi Aami Boshe Achhi Dujone’, ‘Moyna Bolo Tumi Krishno Raadhe’ and ‘Kine De Reshmi Churi’ among others. With ‘Surey Tumi’, Amit Kumar, who is still captivating the audience for almost 5 decades with his rich repertoire of Bengali and Hindi songs, recorded a Pujor gaan in Kolkata after 14 long years. He recorded his first Pujor Gaan under the baton of his legendary father, Kishore Kumar in 1973 and the songs ‘Jinisher Daam Berechhe’ and ‘Mone Mone Kotodin’ were a huge success.Amit Kumar also sang a few Pujor gaan for RD Burman and the two songs from the album ‘Pran To Mane Na Go’ and ‘Kotodin Aar E Bhabe Boshe Thaaki’ released in 1975 became huge hits. This is for the third time he collaborated with Shiladitya – Raj for a Pujor Gaan; their earlier albums being ‘Shudhu Tomay Dekhi’ (1999) and the immensely popular ‘Phele Asha Din’ (2012).