29 September 2005South African Nobel prize winners JM Coetzee and Aaron Klug have been awarded the Order of Mapungubwe by President Thabo Mbeki.“John Maxwell Coetzee is awarded the Order of Mapungubwe in gold for his exceptional contribution in the field of literature and for putting South Africa on the world stage,” said Frank Chikane, chancellor of national orders, at the awards ceremony at the Union Buildings in Tshwane on Tuesday.Lithuanian-born Klug received the Order of Mapungubwe in the gold class for his contributions to medicine. Coetzee won the Nobel prize for literature in 2002, and Klug the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1982.At the latest national orders ceremony, 24 South Africans and one foreigner were awarded the highest civilian honours the country can bestow: the Order of Mapungubwe, Order of Ikhamanga, Order of the Companions of OR Tambo and Mendi Decoration for Bravery.Also on the orders list were actor John Kani, playwright Athol Fugard, geneticist Himladevi Soodyall, poet NP van Wyk Louw, soccer star Lucas Radebe and journalist Henry “Mr Drum” Nxumalo.“For all time, these men and women will be honoured as esteemed members of these orders, subject to the precedence and authority of our national anthem, our national flag and our national coat of arms, which represent the highest repositories of our common nationhood,” Mbeki said at the ceremony.He said the recipients deserved high tribute for what they had done to enrich others’ lives and “to make it possible for our diverse nation to proclaim itself an adherent of the ancient values of ubuntu”.“The people of South Africa salute and express their humble gratitude through the national orders to the distinguished men and women who are the stars of our firmament, by admitting them to the ranks of those who belong to the esteemed national orders of the Cradle of Humanity, the high pedestals on which will stand the human beings who have made it possible for us to live and develop in a world of freedom, without the fetters of oppression,” Mbeki said.The full list of the latest recipients is as follows: Order of Mapungubwe The Order of Mapungubwe is awarded to South African citizens for excellence and exceptional achievement. JM Coetzee (gold) – for his exceptional contribution in the field of literature. Coetzee’s first book, Dusklands, was published in 1974. In the Heart of the Country (1977) won South Africa’s then principal literary award, the CNA Prize. Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) received international notice. His reputation was confirmed by The Life and Times of Michael K (1983), which won the Booker Prize. It was followed by Foe (1986), Age of Iron (1990), The Master of Petersburg (1994), and Disgrace (1999), which again won the Booker Prize. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 2002. Aaron Klug (gold) – for his contributions to medicine. The Lithuanian-born British physicist and chemist moved to South Africa at the age of two. He graduated with a science degree from Wits University and studied crystallography at UCT before moving to England. He won the 1982 Nobel prize in chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and was knighted in 1988. Frank Nabarro (silver) – for contributions to science. Nabarro is professor emeritus in the department of physics at Wits University and one of the world’s experts in dislocation theory. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London, a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Engineering, a platinum medallist of the British Institute of Materials, a former president of the Royal Society of South Africa and a founder member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. Tebello Nyokong (bronze) – for contributions to science. Nyokong is a professor in physical inorganic chemistry at Rhodes University. She won the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Senior Research Award in 2003, and the Woman of the Year Award for Science and Technology in 2004. Himladevi Soodyall (bronze) – for contributions to science. Soodyall is director of the MRC/NHLS/Wits Human Genomic Diversity and Disease Research Unit at Wits University. Her research has shown that living Khoisan populations have retained some of the ancestral DNA signatures found in modern humans, making southern Africa the most likely geographic region for the origin of our species. Order of iKhamanga The Order of iKhamanga is awarded to South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport. NP van Wyk Louw (gold) – posthumously awarded for his contribution to literature and promotion of African languages. An academic, Louw’s prestige derived in particular from his exceptional poetic skills. The Rijksuniversiteit of Utrecht in the Netherlands, which rarely confers honorary degrees, awarded him an honorary doctorate. He won the most prestigious Afrikaans literary prize, the Hertzog Prize, five times. Although a fierce opponent of Hendrik Verwoerd’s apartheid regime, Louw viewed himself as an Afrikaans nationalist. He was one of the first thinkers to support language rights for the speakers of African languages. Archibald Campbell Jordan (gold) – posthumously awarded for his contribution to literature. A novelist, literary historian and intellectual pioneer of African studies in South Africa, Jordan’s publications include Kwezo Mpindo zeTsitsa, a book on short stories published in 1973 as Tales from Southern Africa, and a pioneering critical study entitled Towards an African Literature: the Emergence of Literary Form in Xhosa (1972). Lucas Radebe (silver) – for his achievements in sport. Radebe is a former captain of the South African soccer squad, former captain of Leeds United, and South Africa’s most capped soccer player. Henry Nxumalo (silver) – posthumously awarded for excellence in South African journalism. Nxumalo, affectionately known as “Mr Drum”, was a journalist for the legendary Drum magazine of 1950s South Africa. His work brought to life both the hardships and absurdities of life under apartheid and the hope and vibrancy of the mixed-race community of Sophiatown. Allina Ndebele (silver) – for her contribution to the arts. Her tapestries depict Bible stories and African myths and legends. Sophie Mgcina (silver) – her excellent musical contribution to, and achievement in, theatre and film. Mgcina is a veteran actress who has appeared in the films A Good Man in Africa (1994), A Dry White Season (1989), Cry Freedom (1987) and Dingaka (1965). Stephanus Lombaard (silver) – for his athletic achievements and for serving as a role model to South Africans. Lombaard is the winner of seven gold and two silver medals at the paralympic games in 1996, 2000 and 2004. John Kani (silver) – for his contribution to theatre. An acclaimed actor, director and playwright, Kani is executive trustee of the Market Theatre Foundation, founder and director of the Market Theatre Laboratory and chairman of the National Arts Council of SA. Athol Fugard (silver) – for his contribution to theatre. South Africa’s most famous playwright, Fugard’s work mainly explores the tensions of life under apartheid and includes Boesman and Lena, Sizwe Bansi is Dead and the more recent Exits and Entrances. He describes himself as an Afrikaner writing in English. Peter Edward Clarke (silver) – for his contribution to the arts and literature. Clarke is a poet, writer and visual artist. Marjorie Wallace (bronze) – posthumously awarded for her contribution to the arts. Born in Scotland, Wallace promoted, tutored and advised black and coloured artists. Mahlatini and the Mahotella Queens (bronze) – Nobesuthu Gertrude Mbadu, Hilda Tloubatla and Nontsomi Mildred Mangxola of the group Mahotella Queens were awarded for their contributions to traditional music, with their long-time collaborator Mahlatini Nkabinde receiving a posthumous award. Tebogo Mogkalagadi (bronze) – for his outstanding achievement in paralympics and serving as a role model to all South Africans. Mogkalagadi is a paralympic gold medallist. Mendi Decoration for Bravery The Mendi Decoration for Bravery is awarded to South African citizens who have performed an extraordinary act of bravery that placed their lives in great danger, or who lost their own lives including in trying to save the life of another person, or by saving property, in or outside South Africa. Solomon Mahlangu (gold) – posthumously awarded for his role in the freedom struggle. He was executed by the apartheid government in 1979. Grant Kirkland (silver) – for saving the life of a fellow surfer who was attacked by a shark in April 2004. Simon Mthombeni (bronze) – for saving the victims of a light aeroplane crash near Pretoria in 1991. Order of the Companions of OR Tambo The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo is awarded to heads of state and other foreign dignitaries for friendship shown to South Africa. It is an order of peace, cooperation and active expression of solidarity and support.Sheik Yusuf (gold) – posthumously awarded for his contribution to the struggle against colonialism. Yusuf fought Dutch colonialism in southeast Asia during the 1600s. He was exiled from Western Java to the Cape in 1694 by the Dutch East India Company for his allegiance to Javanese ruler Sultan Ageng. Yusuf’s residence at Zandfliet farm in the Cape subsequently became a place of pilgrimage for Muslim people in the area. 2005 national orders awards – I2004 national orders awards – I2004 national orders awards – II2003 national orders awards2002 national orders awardsSouth Africa’s national ordersOrders for ‘ordinary people’ SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
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.
The Government is collaborating on a project with Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, to demonstrate the viability of the biofuels industry, using mined out bauxite lands to grow oil-producing crops.Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the objective is to extract the oils from seeds, such as castor and palm, for the emerging biofuels market in Jamaica.The collaboration, which also involves the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), and the Scientific Research Council (SRC), is part of the government’s strategy to seek out renewable energy sources, the Minister explained.Mr. Paulwell was speaking at the opening ceremony for the Analysis and Investigation of Low Emission (AILEG) project symposium, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, on Tuesday, July 9.The objective of the two-day forum is to build the capabilities of the government and other stakeholders to analyze low emission situations, and integrating them into economic development, strategic planning, and implementation.Among the topics being discussed are: low emission growth for development; analysis and investment for low emission growth; low emission development strategy in the Jamaican context; requirements for low emission considerations in national planning; the status and way forward for policy, programming, planning and financing for climate change.Contact: Alphea Saunders
EDMONTON – There was no sign of a hare when an 11-kilogram tortoise was found roaming free in Edmonton before he was eventually identified by its owner.The Animal Care and Control Centre says the tortoise was discovered north of the city’s downtown on Wednesday night.Tanya Laughren, the centre’s community relations adviser , says someone saw him and thought he shouldn’t be out on his own.The centre says that unlike a cat or dog, the tortoise didn’t have a microchip to help find his owner.The tortoise — named Torty — looked quite proud of himself, surrounded, by his rescuers, in a photo posted on the centre’s Facebook page.The post was shared extensively and Torty’s owner contacted the centre.“We’ve been able to identify someone who we think is the owner. We haven’t made complete confirmation yet, but hopefully the owner will be able to come in this weekend,” Laughren told CTV Edmonton.The desert tortoise, estimated to be about 10 years old, hangs out in the yard and it’s believed he might have escaped through a hole in the fence or when a gate was left open.“At first (the owner) thought it was stolen,” Laughren said. “You do have to be careful and always supervise your pets. But they are thrilled to hear Tort is here and Tort is safe.”Laughren said the centre has found stray turtles before, but Torty is the biggest one so far.Torty is enjoying tomatoes and lettuce under a heat lamp until his owner claims him this weekend.(CTV Edmonton, The Canadian Press)
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 29, 2017 – Grand Bahama – In wake of powerful hurricanes, Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson says The Bahamas is learning a very painful lesson on why the economy must be diversified. Tourism alone, he said, is not enough.In opening the first Business-to-Business Expo at Pelican Bay resort on Thursday morning, Minister Thompson said that his office was mandated to focus on the economic revitalization of Grand Bahama and the Expo aligns with fulfilling that task, which he hopes will generate much needed growth within Grand Bahama’s broken economy.“The Government has a focused strategy to improve our economy here in Grand Bahama,” said Minister Thompson. “But we are painfully aware of our current state of affairs here in Grand Bahama. Therefore we must ensure that local businesses and entrepreneurs are in a position to provide the ancillary services to our anchor companies within the Industrial sector. And that’s what a forum like this Business-to-business Expo is all about.”The Minister for Grand Bahama told Expo attendees that the revitalization of Grand Bahama will require a pluralistic approach, a part of which will include focusing on some big matters – like the opening and redevelopment of the Lucayan Strip, or focusing on iconic properties like Xanadu and Royal Oasis. These, he said, are being aggressively pursued.He said it will also require improving Grand Bahama’s means of doing business, as well as actively marketing Grand Bahama as a place to do business in the technology industry. He noted that the focus will now have to be on not just tourism, but on maritime and manufacturing.“This seminar is only one component in our overall strategy,” said Minister Thompson. “So, while we want new businesses to come to Grand Bahama, we also want to ensure that businesses are able to take advantage of every opportunity that already exist here in Grand Bahama.“I want all of these anchor businesses and industrial companies to fulfill their duty, by ensuring that they indeed use the businesses that are represented in this room. If a Grand Bahama business or entrepreneur can provide the service at a reasonable price, give them the contract.“Today is not the end, but the beginning, as we shall be following up, fully expecting and demanding that wherever possible, local businesses be provided with the opportunity. This has to be a continual dialogue. This exercise must also be results driven and the results must be that more Grand Bahamians are given opportunities in Grand Bahama.”Minister Thompson pointed out that the success of the inaugural Expo had nothing to do with the number of people who showed up, but rather would depend upon how many local businesses benefit from the Expo.He challenged all of the business owners and representatives in the room that within six months there should be at least an additional five businesses that received additional opportunity as a result of what was done at the Expo.“The Government’s role is that we are committed to making it easier for businesses to do business,” Minister Thompson added. “The government is also committed to making it easier to be able to partner with international persons in order to make your business successful.“So, I encourage all of you to be innovative in your approach to doing business. The sad thing is, we in Grand Bahama can no longer expect that an opportunity is going to drop in our laps. We live on an island that demands that opportunities sometimes have to be created. So, be creative, be innovative, take initiative, adjust yourself, find a problem to solve and if you do that, you will find a new business, which you can open and be successful.“We are moving towards an era of entrepreneurship, ownership, partnership and civic engagement. As we continue to work towards making Grand Bahama the center for industry and innovation and the industrial hub it is destined to be, it is important that we embrace new ways of doing business.”By: Andrew Coakley (BIS)Photo Captions: OPENS EXPO – Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of The Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson was the keynote speaker at the official opening of the first Business-to-Business Expo at Pelican Point resort on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The concept of the Business-to-Business Expo was born in the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama. (BIS Photo)ASKING A QUESTION – Senator Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama asks a question of a panel of executives from the Grand Bahama Shipyard, during question and answer period of the Business-to-Business Expo, Pelican Bay Resort on Thursday, September 28, 2017.(BIS Photo) Related Items:
The Iran coach Carlos Queiroz wants to take some pressure away from his footballers as they take China in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Iran and China will face off in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinals on Thursday.And for the Persians’ head coach Carlos Queiroz, his team is not favorite in this fixture.“We are not favorites as I feel there are never favorites in a game like this,” he told Fox Sports Asia.“We are proud to be here for a game which is the most important game of our lives because it is the next game, and that is always the most crucial for both players and coaches.”“The game versus China is a new game, a new adventure, and one in which we can try to do our absolute best,” he explained.Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“However, what is key is to remember all the lessons we have learned – both when we have won and when we have lost – and put them to good use,” said the Portuguese coach.”Even as a favorite, Iran has not had it easy.The team trashed Yemen 5-0, then defeated Vietnam 2-0 only to draw goalless against Iraq.On the Round of 16, they beat Oman 2-0.“This is just like a cup final as they are games which do not have a history, they do not have a past,” Queiroz highlighted.“You cannot lose a game because of history or statistics. This type of cup final match is very different to those we faced in the group stage and I believe the experience my players have will count for something in the game.”
Jose Mourinho has accepted a 12-month prison sentence for tax fraud but won’t serve any time. He will also pay a €2.2m to the Spanish state.Mourinho has been accused of failing to declare an image rights revenue and willingly evading to play tax expenses of nearly €3.3 million during his time as Real Madrid manager.He was in charge of Real in the period from 2010 to 2013 and committed the offenses between 2011 and 2012.His representatives, Gestifute Media back in 2016 have released a statement insisting he was “fully compliant with tax obligations”. They insisted that Jose Mourinho paid more than €26m in tax at an average rate of more than 41% while he lived in Spain between 2010 and 2013.A year and a half ago it was reported that Mourinho closed a deal with the Spanish prosecutors. Speaking to reporters outside the court in Pozuelo de Alarcon in November 2017, he said: “I did not answer, I did not argue. I paid and signed with the state that I am in compliance and the case is closed.”Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud, but will not serve jail time.More: https://t.co/pwhwY17jjq pic.twitter.com/P9SkKFxmCb— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 5, 2019The deal was ratified at court on Tuesday. Mourinho accepted the one-year jail sentence and agreed to pay €2.2 million fine.He will not spend any time in prison because his sentence is under two years. In Spain offenders of non-violent nature usually, do not do time if their sentence is under two years. They serve it on probation instead. Jose Mourino is one of the many football stars accused of tax fraud in Spain.The 56-year old is taking a rest from football at the moment. Jose was sacked by Manchester United in December 2018. He will do pundit work for Bein Sports in the next period.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Mourinho was a special guest to an ice-hockey match in Russia two days ago. It wasn’t the best experience for him, as he embarrassed himself after a hilarious fall on the ground.Spanish authorities are doing an impressive job on tax evasion within football in recent years.Barcelona star Messi accepted a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. He and his father, Jorge, were found guilty of defrauding the Spanish government of €4.1m between 2007 and 2009.They also made voluntary €5m “corrective payments”, which was equal to the alleged unpaid tax plus interest, in August 2013. Lionel and Jorge Messi paid fines of €2m and €1.5m each.Cristiano Ronaldo is also on the list of tax frauds. He accepted €18.8 million deal with the Spanish prosecutors the past month. His prison sentence was also suspended, due to being under two years.
WILMINGTON, MA — Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian, age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on September 7, 2018.Charlotte was the beloved wife of Harry N. Atamian, devoted mother of Gary Atamian & his wife Cathy of Derry, NH, Sharon Atamian of Salem, NH and Charles Atamian of Derry, NH, cherished daughter of the late Louis C. and Dorothy “Phyllis” (Casterton) Johnson, dear sister of William E. “Ted” Johnson & his wife Margaret of N. Kingstown, RI, loving aunt of Pamela M. Shea, Walter “Richard” Johnson and Deborah L. Miller.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, September 11th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, on Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m.Memorial donations in Charlotte’s name may be made to the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, MA 01864.Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Kelly A. (Hersom) Michaud, 53In “Obituaries”
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. 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Maya Art Space has been one of the pioneer organizations in promoting art and culture across Bengal. Starting from hosting some of the best contemporary and veteran artists, organizing workshops to promote various forms of art, felicitating the luminaries of the art world, getting associated with a magazine called Art East whose Chief Editor is Jogen Chowdhury, Maya Art Space is a forerunner in the artistic diaspora of Bengal.Presently Maya Art Space has ideated ‘Artalk’, a series of films on the contemporary, veteran and young artists of Bengal. The first film of this series featuring Jogen Chowdhury was launched on September 24, at Nandan 2, in the presence of Ganesh Halui, Sanath Kar, Indranil Sen, Minister of state for information and cultural affairs, Vivek Kumar, Principal Secretary, Information and Cultural Affairs along with other luminaries from different walks of life. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMadhuchhanda Sen, the brain behind the organization is doing this documentary series to archive the experiences of the living stalwarts like Jogen Chowdhury, Ganesh Haloi, Sanat Kar who would talk about their unique techniques, innovations, improvisations, and philosophy of life. This is for the first time, any independent organization is venturing into such an archiving initiative. Directed by Sourya Deb, who heads the Film division of Genesis Advertising and has made around 50 documentaries, and cinematographed by Mrinmoy Mondal, the celebrated DoP of the national award-winning Bengali film ‘Sahaj Pather Goppo’, these films will capture the candid moments of the artists as they talk about their vivid experiences and struggles. The music of the series has been done by independent musician Samantak Sinha.