19 Bella A quick housekeeping note: If you’ve been wishing for a better way to find Cheapskate deals in the CNET app, your wish is granted! The latest iOS version of the app (Android update coming soon!) features an all-new Deals tab, with all the latest Cheapskate posts right up top. Check it out!Today’s deal isn’t my usual cup of stew, but it’s too good to pass up — especially if you like stew.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Macy’s has the Bella 13973 5-quart programmable slow-cooker for $25 shipped. A $15 mail-in rebate (PDF) drops your total price to just $10. It normally sells for $45. Update: Not surprisingly, this is sold out.See it at Macy’sA mail-in rebate? Man, haven’t seen one of those in a while. And this one does indeed need to be mailed; there’s no online option (though you can track the status that way, at least). The $15 comes back to you in the form of a prepaid Visa card. Although the turnaround time isn’t specified on the rebate form, expect it to take anywhere from six to 10 weeks.If you don’t already own a slow-cooker, do yourself a favor. They’re ridiculously easy to use — just dump stuff in and let it cook — and they’re good for everything from soups and stews to bread and hot wings. Here’s a Kindle ebook with 1,001 slow-cooker recipes for just 99 cents.Read more: 10 easy and delicious slow-cooker recipesThis model is noteworthy not just for its spiffy stainless-steel finish, but also because it’s programmable: You can set a countdown timer anywhere from 20 minutes to 30 hours. Bella backs the unit with a two-year warranty.Also noteworthy: Over 500 buyers collectively rated this 4.6 stars out of 5. And it’s a good bet many of those were based on a higher price.Your thoughts? Are you willing to deal with rebate hassles in order to score a killer crock-pot deal?Read more: 3 unexpected ways to use your slow-cooker Freshen up your house for the holidays with a slow cooker Bonus deal: If one smart outlet is good, four must be better, right? That’s the idea behind the Incipio CommandKit, which might otherwise be mistaken for a traditional four-outlet power strip.Four smart (for Apple HomeKit) outlets for just $10. Incipio It debuted at CES 2017 with a rather steep $100 price tag. Today, however, and for a limited time, Daily Steals (via Facebook) has the Incipio CommandKit Power Strip for just $9.99 shipped.See it at FacebookJust to be clear, this isn’t a surge protector, and it doesn’t appear that Incipio added Alexa support, as originally announced at CES. Instead, the CommandKit supports Apple HomeKit (and, by proxy, Siri), though you can also use the CommandKit app to set up automation for the outlets.That app also lets you monitor energy consumption, which is kind of cool. Just take note that this now-discontinued product doesn’t even exist on Incipio’s site, and reviews for the app aren’t great. (As for the power strip itself, I haven’t found a single review to speak of.) But if your home is already doing the Apple/Siri-automation thing, this is an awfully cheap way to add some smart outlets.Bonus deal No. 2: Game time! If you like Metroidvania-style games — tricky action-platformers that combine elements of Metroid and Castlevania — you’ll love this: For a limited time, the Epic Store is offering Axiom Verge (for Windows) for free. Regular price: $13.99.See it at EpicThis retro indie platformer debuted in 2015 to mostly glowing reviews. To get it, you’ll need an Epic account and the Epic client on your desktop. Now playing: Watch this: Tags The Cheapskate CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! 0:43 Share your voice 23 Photos 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. 22 games we want to see on the Nintendo Switch Comments Small Appliances Video Games Smart Plugs and Switches
The S&P BSE Sensex plunged by 541 points on Tuesday following weakness in the European markets triggered by a sell-off in commodity stocks on concerns over slowing demand in China.The Sensex closed at 25,651 points while the 50-share Nifty fell 165 points, or 2.07%, to end at 7,812 points.”The sudden sell-off in the market in today’s trade has taken it to 7800 levels. The state of the market remains vulnerable as global factors have cropped up every now and then and spooked sentiments. However, investors should use these opportunities to buy into companies with good growth prospects like media, logistics, select pharma and IT companies and select PSU banks,” K.Subramanyam, Co-Head Equity Advisory, Altamount Capital, told Business Standard.Initially, the markets traded in the green on rising hopes of a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as early as this month. But they gave up all the gains taking a cue from the sell-off in European markets.Metals stocks saw heavy selling pressure, with Hindalco and Vedanta losing over over 6% at close. Banking, realty and auto stocks were also battered down ahead of the RBI’s bi-monthly meeting on 29 September.Axis Bank, SBI, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank fell between 2% and 3%, while Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto and Hero Moto also posted losses ranging from 1 to 3%.The share price of Amtek Auto plunged by more than 11% after the company missed the deadline to pay Rs 800 crore on bonds.The volatility index India VIX soared nearly 12% to 20.34 points, indicating the possibility of high volatile sessions in the coming days.The sell-off in metal shares was mainly due to the slump in European markets, which fell in the range of 1 to 2%.”The fall in the market was largely after the European markets opened. The ECB pledged to sustain or like to maintain the inflation target of 2 per cent, which also weighed on sentiments. It simply means that the reaction has come into the euro government bonds and as a result of which the selloff has taken place in equity,” Deven Choksey, MD, KR Choksey Investment Managers Private, told The Economic Times.Besides, the sell-off was partly led by the strengthening dollar that touched a two-week high after the US Federal Reserve signaled a rate hike this year last week.Meanwhile, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) lowered its growth projection for India to 7.4% for the current fiscal year from the previous estimate of 7.8%. The bank cited poor monsoon rainfall, a further slowdown in exports, and the government’s failure to pass key reforms bills as the reasons for the downgrade.Gold prices also ended lower on weak global cues, falling by Rs 150 to Rs Rs 26,510 per 10 grams. Silver prices declined by Rs 170 to Rs 35,830 per kg.
For this millennial generation, age is truly no bar in order to break the stereotypes and carve out a unique niche for themselves.Over the past decade, the start-up ecosystem in India has brimmed with young minds with the country having entrepreneurs at a median age of around 30 years. For this millennial generation, age is truly no bar in order to break the stereotypes and carve out a unique niche for themselves. One such of a small town mind caught our attention, who has been talk of the town on social media lately. A young entrepreneur named Chintan Padmani broke the odds and has made it big in the digital marketing space. Chintan started his journey to the top with literally no connection and empty pockets. Currently, he is one of the most famous names in the digital marketing field in the country, that too at the young age of 20.Having left his hometown Ahmedabad at a very young age to pursue his career in the digital marketing field, Subhani from the beginning had expertise in content creation and a better understanding of the marketing landscape which helped him in achieving big.Currently, he is a popular name in the digital marketing industry, all thanks to his amazing work at one of the firms based out of Mumbai.Soon after kicking off his professional career in Mumbai, Chintan took up the job to work for an ad campaign of Ahmedabad tourism. After proving his worth in the market, Chintan went ahead to designed the promotional campaign for several super hits song like Tera Ghanta and Dilbar Dilbar.Now, Chintan Padmani is started his own company called Cyberstrek Technologies making him one of the most successful youngest entrepreneurs in India that too at the age of 20. With the way his career is growing, he will be a force to reckon with in coming years.Inspiring entrepreneurs like Chintan Padmani are indeed changing the game for their generation and taking Indian start-up and digital ecosystem to the next level, altogether. These new age young entrepreneurs, every now and then, proved themselves with their out of box thinking, leadership skills and distinctive execution styles.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.
Bangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in parliament on Wednesday. Photo: Focus BanglaBangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government is identifying the movable and immovable property of Bangabandhu’s killers, convicted war criminals and “razakars” (‘71’s collaborators), in their names or others names, as part of its move to confiscate those.”Apart from identifying their wealth, the process to confiscate those is on,” she said while responding to a question from Selina Begum (Woman Seat-6) during the PM’s question-answer session in parliament, reports UNB.She said the killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, those who committed crimes against humanity, convicted war criminals and “razakars”, who were involved in the killing of 30 lakh people during the Liberation War, have no scope to have property in an independent country.”They have no right to have those,” she said.Meanwhile, in her valedictory speech in the 19th session of the current parliament, Hasina sharply criticised her arch enemy Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for making Tarique Rahman its acting chairman.She also lambasted the main opposition political party for dropping section 7 from its charter.”What will the party that accepts corruption as policy or support it in its charter, and accepts a corrupt leader work for the wellbeing of people? They [its leaders] can commit only plundering, killing people and corruption,” he said at his valedictory speech in the 19th session of the current Parliament.Hasina said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia might guess before the court’s judgment that she would go to the jail and dropped the section 7 from BNP’s charter to pave the way for corrupt and convicts to hold her party posts.”This means BNP has accepted corruption and a convict as its leader,” she said.Immediately after a person (Khaleda Zia) landed in jail after being convicted, another person (Tarique Rahman) was given the charge (of chairman of BNP), who is also a convict and doesn’t stay in the country. The fugitive convict who stays abroad taking asylum was given the charge of the party,” Hasina said.She said her arch enemy Khaleda Zia might have realised that everyone among those who can be given the charge is facing many graft cases. “All are corrupt and there’re cases against all.”Turning to cases filed against her during the caretaker government, she criticised caretaker government adviser Mainul Husein not mentioning his name.Pointing finger at him, Hasina said now a gentleman is talking tall talks. “He’s a very qualified person.”She said he mentioned in a TV talk-show that he is shocked as educated persons like him was called donkey [idiot] by Hasina in her remarks in parliament.Hasina alleged that this gentleman along with Bangabandhu’s killer Huda and Pasha formed a political party named Progotishil Ganotantrik Shakti in the 1980s and spent tens of thousands of money for the party.”What were the sources of that money? Now we have to hear talks about democracy from his mouth!” said Hasina.Before the formation of the last caretaker government, Hasina said, Mainul Husein had requested her so that he could be an adviser. “When we sent names for advisers, we also sent his name. But he arrested me first being the adviser and filed cases against me. He himself phoned me not to return home from abroad during the caretaker government,” she said.
BNP senior joint general secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe assertion of the BNP that the 2016 cyber heist of the Bangladesh Bank money was a “state-sponsored” act, has ultimately proved to be true, a senior leader of the party said on Saturday.BNP senior joint general secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the contention, referring to America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation of late that called the incident of hacking the central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve as “state-sponsored”.Read more: BB heist was ‘state-sponsored’: US official“The FBI has confirmed that the heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve was a state-sponsored act… Thus the BNP’s allegation has come out as true”, Rizvi said in a news conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office.He mentioned that the Awami League government has not even regretted the heist.“They (AL leaders) haven’t implemented any developmental activities except robbing the public money,” said the leader of the principal opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).In reference to rumour that the government is unable to take action against the key person behind the heist, Rizvi said findings of the FBI clarifies the reason why the finance minister shelved the probe report on the world’s biggest cyber heist so far.“The people’s money vanishes because a superstate is active within Bangladesh. The countrymen know the members of the superstate,” he said.Rizvi added, “The government will lose power if it irritates them.”He pointed out that, “FBI said it is close to revealing the names of perpetrators involved in the biggest ever reserve heist.”“The country will not come out of its bad fortune as long as the Awami League remains in power. Actually, the Awami League is the pseudonym for corruption,” Rizvi said.BNP leader Khairul Kabir, Ruhul Kuddus Talukder, Abdus Salam Azad and Aminul Islam also were present in the news conference.
Share Democratic State Representative Carol Alvarado won the special election for Texas Senate District 6. Alvarado polled just over 50 percent of the vote in the four-way contest, avoiding a runoff that would have stretched well into the new legislative session. State Representative Ana Hernandez managed a distant second place with less than a quarter of the votes cast. Alvarado will now succeed Sylvia Garcia — the woman who beat her five years ago, when she ran in the last special election for S-D 6. Garcia resigned from the Texas Senate last month, after winning election to Congress.The outcome means that, come January, there will be an empty seat in the lower chamber of the Legislature. Governor Greg Abbott will have to call for another special election — this one for Alvarado’s House District 145.
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uOur, “Conversation With the Candidates,” continues when I sit down with mayoral candidate and former prosecutor Elizabeth Embry. Also, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis (The Mod Squad) of The Real News Network report on Baltimore politics and law enforcement.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
Students at St. Anthony’s Catholic High School, located in the Brookland section of the District of Columbia recently got a double treat. On Feb. 15, students had the chance to talk to an astronaut and that man, Alvin Drew, is a 1977 alumnus of their institution.“I used to sit where you are now and through hard work and persistence, I achieved my dreams,” Drew told 70 students in the school’s cafeteria. “If you work hard, get good grades, stay out of trouble, and really get into science and math, you can be an astronaut too.”Astronaut Alvin Drew spoke at St. Anthony’s Catholic High School about his career. (Photo Courtesy of Blair Matthews)Drew is a District native who was inspired to become an astronaut when he watched the launch of the Apollo 7 on Oct. 11, 1968. After graduating from St. Anthony’s, he went to Gonzaga College High School where he focused on mathematics and science.He graduated from Gonzaga in 1980 and attended the United States Air Force Academy where he got a dual bachelor’s degree in physics and astronautical engineering in 1984. Since that time, Drew has gotten a master’s degree in aerospace science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and another master’s degree in political science from the Air War College.Drew was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force in 1984 and spent most of his active duty years as a pilot. When he retired from active military service in 2010, he was a colonel and had accumulated more than 3,500 hours of flying experience and piloted 30 different types of aircraft.Drew joined NASA in July 2000 and after the two-year mandatory training he was assigned technical duties for the agency. From August 8-21, 2007, he participated in the 119th space shuttle flight to the International Space Station (ISS) which was the 20th flight for the Space Shuttle Endeavor.His second and final space flight took place from Feb 24-March 9, 2010, the final mission for the Space Shuttle Discovery to the ISS. It was during this mission when Drew walked in space to outfit the ISS with updated equipment. It is an experience that lives with him to this day.“It was a mind-blowing experience,” Drew told the AFRO. “You are out in all of this blackness on one side and if you look further you see the stars and the Milky Way and if you look on the other side, you see the huge planet Earth. The air is so thin in space that you can actually see it.“The experience walking in space is surreal. It humbles you and you realize that you are a miniscule part of the universe.”Drew told students that the ISS travels around the Earth at 18,000 miles an hour or five miles a second. He said there are six people from different nations such as Russia, Italy, and of course, the United States on the ISS at a time and that it is the size of a football field.Drew said 19 countries participate in the ISS and despite its limited space due to the highly technical communications and piloting equipment on board, there are places to sleep, eat and relax. “I can watch television and talk on the telephone from space,” Drew said. “Being on the International Space Station is like being a part of a science fiction book.”Drew said he could look out at the Earth through a window of the ISS and “see hurricanes and volcanoes” as well as the icy white Siberian landscape.Drew said that floating around weightless “was a lot of fun” because there is little gravity in space. He showed a film about his 2010 trip with a clip of him rolling around in the air.Drew said despite the perception that Blacks are new to the U.S. space program nothing could be further from the truth. “If you remember the movie last year, Hidden Figures, there were Black people involved in the U.S. space program from day one,” he said. Hidden Figures was a book and a movie that talked about three African-American women who played key roles in sending Americans, most noted was John Glenn, into space in the early 1960s.“The space program got Blacks more involved as the civil rights movement progressed in the 60s.”Drew said the future is bright for African Americans in the space program because of projects such as going back to the moon, traveling to Mars, the asteroid belt, and to the other planets in the solar system and beyond. He noted that these projects in the future will be funded not only by governments but the private sector also.