NIH Grant Success Rate Likely Hit Historic Low in 2011

first_imgGrant success rates at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) appear to have plunged to an all-time low in 2011. ScienceInsider has learned that an early estimate from the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) puts the success rate for research grants at 17.4% for the fiscal year that ended 30 September. A rate of 17% to 18% would be a historic low, NIH Director Francis Collins told a Senate panel in May. (OER chief Sally Rockey, who confirmed the 17.4% figure, notes that it is “very preliminary” and will likely rise a bit after her staff finishes cleaning up the data in early November.) The success rate, which is the percentage of reviewed applications that receive funding, has slumped since peaking at 32% during a doubling of the NIH budget in 1999-2003. But until now, despite occasional warnings from NIH that the rate would slip below 20%, it has not. The new low reflects the fact that in 2011 Congress cut 1% from NIH’s $31 billion budget—only the second reduction since 1970. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Read More →

Watch: Here’s what happened at Disha Vakani aka Dayaben’s wedding reception

first_imgDisha Vakani aka Dayaben of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, hosted reception for her friends and family on November 26.Newly-wed Disha looked gorgeous in a beige gown. Husband Mayur looked dapper in black sherwani. The cast and crew of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, including Disha’s onscreen husband Dilip Doshi and producer Asit Modi were also present at the do. Also read: TV actress Disha Vakani ties the knot!Disha tied the knot with Mumbai-based chartered accountant Mayur on November 24 in a private ceremony. Disha and Mayur’s union is reportedly an arranged one. Earlier this year, Disha’s brother, Mayur Vakani, who plays Dayaben’s brother in the show, had confirmed the news of the actor getting hitched very soon. Also read: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress Pooja Joshi ties the knot Disha Vakani, who started her acting career with Gujarati theatre, became a household name as Dayaben after her portrayal of an innocent Gujarati housewife in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.Here’s a glimpse of Disha’s wedding reception:last_img read more

Read More →

LeEco 4 last

first_imgLeEco will offer an additional Rs 2,000 exchange offer toLeEco will offer an additional Rs 2,000 exchange offer to buyers of Le 2, Le Max2 and Le 1s Eco on top of the standard discount provided by Flipkart on 18th and 19th July.About LeEco:LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering internet and technology company with multiple internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.With “Complete Ecosystem, Groundbreaking technologies, and Disruptive Pricing” as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in a myriad of businesses, spanning from Internet-based Super TV and Superphones, video production and distribution, smart devices or accessories and large-screen applications, to e-commerce and even connected super-electric cars. The company also features one of the worlds largest content libraries, comprising of movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be conveniently viewed on LeEco products, including the Superphones, Super TVs, and in the near future, Le Autos. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media contact: Aaron Samuel Rajendran aaronsamuel@le.com +91-9686100143 LeEco, India Source: Le Ecosystem Technology India Pvt. Ltd. PRNewswire DLlast_img read more

Read More →

Arkansas Shows Support for Oklahoma State

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State has gained a lot of support over the past week following Saturday’s homecoming tragedy. Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Texas, and now Arkansas have all showed support in one way or another.In a video posted by the official Arkansas Razorbacks twitter, Jeff Long is seen signing a banner that will be sent to OSU as a sign of support.For those who aren’t aware, Jeff Long – Athletic Director at Arkansas – is also the Chairman of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. Standing #StillwaterStrong. @jefflongUA signing the banner that we’ll send to @OKstate pic.twitter.com/x90JyGHHmq— Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) October 30, 2015Here’s a better look at the giant banner that is being signed. Pretty cool gesture by another local team to show support for the University in a dark time.Standing #StillwaterStrong. Come sign the banner inside the international connections lounge of the Union from 10-2. pic.twitter.com/BboXDFYuZj— Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) October 30, 2015last_img read more

Read More →

Atletico land free transfer Herrera

first_imgAtletico Madrid have announced the signing of Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera after agreeing terms with the 29-year-old.Herrera is expected to be unveiled as a Rojiblanco player on Thursday after the former Porto man put pen-to-paper on a three-year contract.The Mexico international, who has made 70 appearances for his country, did not link up with the North Americans for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup in an attempt to resolve his club future. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare The Tijuana-born player arrives in the Spanish capital following the expiration of his Porto contract on June 30, with an official presentation set to take place at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano Thursday.In total, Herrera spent six seasons in Portugal, racking up 245 games, 35 goals and 35 assists.He was also named as the club’s Player of the Season for the 2014-15 season, and won the Primeira Liga in 2017-18. On the international front, he played in two World Cups, at Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, while he also picked up gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and lifted the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. 📝 | Acuerdo con @HHerreramex para que se convierta en nuevo jugador rojiblanco 🔴⚪🇲🇽 El futbolista mexicano firmará mañana su contrato para las próximas 3 temporadas👋 ¡Bienvenido! 🔝👉 https://t.co/z8HTjOhaUx#AúpaAtleti #BienvenidoHerrera pic.twitter.com/cbnsdbqJTl— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) July 3, 2019In all, the experienced midfielder has 70 international caps and five goals to his name since making his debut in 2012.Revered in Portugal, he added two Super Cups to his league title medal, and became a huge fan favourite thanks to a string of commanding performances.In a statement announcing his arrival at Atletico, a club official said: “With this incorporation we strengthen our link with Mexico. “After signing an agreement with Atlético de San Luis, our sister club in 2017, one of the most talented players in the country arrives, narrowing the affective link between Atletico de Madrid and Mexico even more. “For all this, we welcome Hector Herrera to the family and wish him all the luck in his new home.”With the arrival of Herrera, we incorporate a strong, skillful midfielder with quality. He is also a player with great experience in the Champions League. In his six seasons at Do Dragao he has played a total of 41 duels in the top European competition.”The writing was on the wall for Herrera as far back as 2012 after he shone at the Toulon Tournament in France and was handed the esteemed title of Meilleur Joueur (Best Player) as the competition’s outstanding player.last_img read more

Read More →

Subsea 7 Exercises Final Option for Skandi Seven

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location zoom Subsea 7 has exercised the final extension option on the vessel Skandi Seven.The vessel is firm from April 2015 until end March 2017.The Skandi Seven is a construction/flexlay vessel capable of operating in water depths up to 3,000m. Equipped with a vertical lay system for deployment of flexible products, with a top-tension capacity of 110t and twin workclass ROVs. Subsea 7, April 7, 2014last_img

Read More →

Nominate a Student for a Power of Positive Change Award

first_imgNominations are open for Nova Scotia’s Power of Positive Change Awards, which recognize young Nova Scotians who make a positive difference in their schools and communities. To be eligible, students from grades Primary to 12 must demonstrate leadership by organizing a school or community activity or promoting positive attitudes and behaviour. “In many cases, the nominees’ efforts have positive effects that reach far beyond their schools,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. “These children are not only setting a good example for their fellow students; they are also teaching the rest of us that change for the better is possible. “If you know of a student who fits that description, you can nominate them so that they are eligible for a much deserved bursary.” The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 22. Up to 10 awards will be presented at a ceremony in June. The winners will each receive a $2,000 bursary for post-secondary studies, apprenticeship training, or other educational opportunities. Last year, students from grades 4 to 12 received awards for achievements such as organizing a high school conference on climate change, setting up a safe place at their school for youth to discuss sexual orientation issues, bicycling across the country to raise funds and awareness for Amnesty International and raising money for earthquake survivors in Haiti. Criteria for the Power of Positive Change Awards and nomination forms are available online at www.powerofpositivechange.ca . Successful candidates are selected by a committee of representatives from the Premier’s Office, the Department of Education, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations and La Federation des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Ecosse.last_img read more

Read More →

US nuclear administration to review Nevada assault complaint

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. government’s nuclear security administration says it will review the handling of a sexual harassment and assault complaint that a security guard at the Nevada National Security Site made against colleagues.National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Darwin Morgan in a statement Thursday says the guard’s allegations detailed in a Jan. 25 New York Times article “are unacceptable and clearly not in keeping with NNSA’s high standards of personal conduct.”Morgan says the administration cannot comment directly on the complaint but says the administration is “taking a close look” at the complaint’s handling and whether the contracted security firms that the guard worked for handled the matter appropriately.The review follows a letter Nevada’s two U.S. senators sent Thursday to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry demanding an investigation.The Associated Press read more

Read More →

TNA says arrangements not made for Tamil diaspora to return

However he said the Government has not set the groundwork for those Tamils to return. Shritharan also said that the Army continues to operate military installations in the North despite the end of the war. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says arrangements have not been made for the Tamil diaspora to return to their homes in the North and East.TNA member of Parliament S. Shritharan told Parliament today that several Tamils living overseas are keen to return home. The TNA MP also hailed the sacrifices made by LTTE fighters during the war in an attempt to protect the rights of the Tamils. (Colombo Gazette)

Read More →

Heads of 25 UN agencies to discuss support for Africa

In its discussion of Africa, the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) – which brings together the heads of UN organizations, funds, programmes and specialized agencies – will focus on coordination among UN bodies at the country level as well as support for the New African Initiative. On Friday and Saturday, at Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s suggestion, the agency chiefs will review the progress so far in fulfilling the pledges in the landmark Millennium Declaration, and discuss ways of raising funds to move the implementation process forward.

Read More →

We cannot afford a year without tangible results Ban says on IsraeliPalestinian

“The status quo is unsustainable, and unacceptable,” Mr. Ban told the General Assembly’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, as it opened its 2013 session.He added that both parties must live up to their commitment to a negotiated two-State solution consistent with Security Council resolutions 242 and 338 and resolve all core issues, namely territory, security, Jerusalem, refugees, settlements, and water. “We cannot afford a year without tangible results,” he stressed. Among recent events that further underlined the need to act, he noted the November 2012 General Assembly vote according Palestine the status of non-member observer State at the UN.“This moment resonated deeply within the United Nations and underscored the urgency for achieving a two-State solution,” he said, affirming, “There is no substitute for negotiations to this end.”Recalling the Israeli elections held on 22 January, Mr. Ban said: “We look forward to engaging the next Israeli Government in the common pursuit of peace. This is no time to be idle.”At the same time, he said he is “dismayed by the dramatic increase” in Israeli settlement activity, calling it illegal and a major obstacle to a two-State solution. Relieved by a recent Israeli decision to transfer tax and customs revenues to the Palestinian Authority, he urged timely and predictable transfers and increased donor support.Despite some recent relaxations of restrictions in Gaza, he said that more also needed to be done to lift the closure and improve the humanitarian situation while addressing Israel’s legitimate security concerns. He added that the fragile ceasefire in Gaza provided an opportunity to address underlying contributors to instability in the area, as well as advance efforts toward Palestinian reconciliation, which he called another essential step for durable peace.“The peace process and reconciliation are not incompatible; efforts must be made on both fronts,” he stated, adding “Hamas must make clear where it stands on the central issues at stake.” read more

Read More →

UN chief deeply sorry as Cyprus talks conclude without agreement

“Unfortunately […] an agreement was not possible and the conference was closed without the possibility to bring a solution to this dramatically long-lasting problem,” Mr. Guterres told the press in the early hours of Friday in the Swiss town of Crans-Montana, where the talks took place. However, he noted that, in spite of the closure of the Conference, initiatives can still be pursued and developed in order to address the issues that were being discussed. “The UN role is the role of a facilitator and we will always be at the disposal of the parties willing to come to an agreement, if that would be the case,” he added. The Conference had begun on 28 June in the hopes of reaching a comprehensive settlement to the conflict that has divided the Mediterranean island for more than four decades. In his remarks, Mr. Guterres also expressed his appreciation to the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders as well as to the representatives of the guarantors – Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom – and the European Union, which served as an observer. He also thanked the UN team, led by Espen Barth Eide, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, for doing everything possible to bring closer together the positions of the different delegations. read more

Read More →

Stores burgled during unrest

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram More than 400,000 euros worth of merchandise was stolen from stores in central Athens during disturbances at an anti-austerity rally last Thursday, according to the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA). The damage caused to businesses has not been estimated yet but EBEA said that nine bank branches and 53 other stores were attacked during the unrest. EBEA president Constantinos Michalos wrote to the government to ask for the businesses to be compensated from public coffers. Source: Kathimerinilast_img

Read More →

Third Doctor Returns in Collected Comic Adventures

first_imgYou wait ages for a female time traveller #DrWho series, then two come along at once: River Song – The Lost Dimension special, coming soon! pic.twitter.com/kuNtetsarF— Emma Beeby (@emmabeeby) July 19, 2017Visitors to this week’s San Diego Comic Con, meanwhile, can stop by the Titan Comics booth to snag a convention-special comic, “The Last Action Figure,” featuring the Twelfth Doctor and companion Bill Potts.Penned by Richard Dinnick, with art by Mariano Laclaustra, Carlos Cabrera, and Nico Selma, the story comes with two stunning collectible covers by Alice X Zhang.Dinnick and a handful of fellow writers were on hand at Saturday’s Doctor Who and Torchwood Comics Panel, showcasing upcoming books and “exclusive art previews.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Titan Comics is picking up where the BBC left off in 1973, with its latest foray into classic Doctor Who. #ThrowbackThursdayFrom writer Paul Cornell and artist Christopher Jones comes “The Third Doctor Vol. 1: Heralds of Destruction,” a 112-page tale of alien invasion, mind games, and an … unexpected visitor.After enlisting the help of his former selves (in tenth serial “The Three Doctors”) to defeat insane Time Lord Omega, the Third Doctor was rewarded with a new TARDIS dematerialization circuit, restored knowledge of time and space, and the repeal of his Earth-bound exile.But the dandy—in his flamboyant velvet jacket, ruffled tuxedo shirt, and silk-lined cloak—isn’t quite ready to leave his adopted planet, or the friends he’s made on it.Friends like companion Jo Grant, who is itching to explore the universe.The Third Doctor Vol. 1: Heralds of Destruction (via Titan Comics)They’re both needed at home, though, when Cyberman-like creatures attack Fairford, the Master meddles in the Doctor’s plans, and a supposed philanthropist goes mad with power.“I attempted to locate the story in a specific moment in the Third Doctor’s adventures by including the emotional impact of the Doctor’s ability, after ‘The Three Doctors,’ to leave Earth once again; Captain Yates’ journey toward high-minded treachery, as seen in ‘Invasion of the Dinosaurs’; and Jo’s increasing desire to escape the nest,” writer Cornell revealed in an included commentary.The collection, on sale now for $22.99, includes issues one through five of the Third Doctor’s adventures, originally published between September and February.“Given that this is my own last Doctor Who story, I hope you’ll forgive my indulgence in using the Doctor’s ‘moment of charm’ (as [Who writer] Terrance Dicks used to call them) at the conclusion to refer to my feelings as well as his own,” Cornell said.More familiar faces will appear in next month’s “epic” eight-part series, “The Lost Dimension”: a crossover event featuring all four revival Doctors—and River Song.Titan writer Emma Beeby this week teased an early look at the cover for the seventh issue: Stay on targetcenter_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

Read More →

Fire restrictions in effect in Columbia River Gorge

first_imgCOLUMBIA RIVER GORGE — The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has restricted campfires, smoking and other activities on national forest lands in the Gorge because of growing wildfire risk.Campfires are not allowed in most areas, including fires with charcoal briquettes and in picnic areas with established metal fire pits or rings.Campfires are still allowed in fire rings at Eagle Creek, Eagle Creek Overlook and Wyeth campgrounds.Separate rules apply to Oregon and Washington state parks, so check with campground hosts or follow posted instructions.Portable cooking stoves and lanterns using liquefied or bottled fuel are OK.Smoking outside of vehicles, buildings and developed recreation sites is prohibited, except in bare areas clear of flammable material within 3 feet of the smoker.Operating an internal combustion engine, such as a chain saw or generator, is prohibited, except in areas with no vegetation.Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with open flames is not allowed.Motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and off-highway vehicles are prohibited on trails or other off-road areas.Restrictions will remain in effect until there is significant moisture to lower fire danger. Violators can be fined up to $5,000 and jailed for up to six months.For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/main/crgnsa/fire.last_img read more

Read More →

Premiers Daily Update

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 11, 2017 – Providenciales – CDEMA Teams were dispatched to hardest areas today – Grand Turk and South Caicos.  Travel for them, PAHO, DFID, UNDAC was facilitated by TCIG today into Grand Turk.   Fortis got more lights up in Providenciales today. Water is also up in some areas.Provo Boating Club did it again.   Today they transported relief for TCIG into North and Middle Caicos.   The residents there are getting more cell coverage around the Island.   Arrangements were also made to have them take into relief items to Grand Turk.Evacuees from Salt Cay are eager to return and check on their properties.   TCIG is organizing to get the Ferry Services back up and running.   Tropical will bring in the first boat of relief items into Provo tonight and then onto Grand Turk tomorrow.Heard from Chairman of Caricom today.   A Caricom Team will visit.   St Lucia has agreed to take a few of our Prisoners.   Passenger operations have resumed for international and domestic flights.   Operations are manual for now.Held first Press conference today.   Thank you to Shaun Malcolm who streamed live and who traveled today with Team TCIG to South Caicos and Grand Turk.Grand Turks remain understandably frustrated with lack of communication.   RTC is up and running.   There will be a Town Hall Meeting in GT tomorrow at 11am.Began visiting Resorts this evening.   Will speak with owners and guests.   Tourists began to leave today.Lots of help is coming from Regional and International Countries and Bodies.Update: Hon. Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Read More →

This 65inch Hisense 4K HDR Roku TV is a steal at 430

first_img TVs Small Appliances 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. Share your voice Hisense The TV deals just keep coming. And when I spot a good one, I gotta share. (I also like sharing CNET’s roundup of the best TVs for 2019.)This deal? Damn good. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Hisense 65R6070E 65-inch 4K HDR Roku TV for $429.99 shipped (plus tax). The last time I ran a Hisense TV deal, it was the 60-inch model for $448!See it at Best BuyAlthough Chinese TV-maker TCL gets most of the attention these days, Hisense is starting to get some recognition as well, offering similarly good products and similarly low prices. (Here’s an overview of what Hisense unveiled at CES 2019, if you’re interested.)The 65R6070E may be “last year’s model,” but 2018 was an awesome year for TVs. It offers 4K resolution, HDR compatibility (learn more about HDR from CNET’s Geoffrey Morrison) and the awesomeness that is built-in Roku.It also has a 4.6-star average rating from about 100 Best Buy customers. When it comes to TVs, I like buying from a brick-and-mortar, just because it makes for easier returns should the need arise.So now for the most important question: What to watch? Because I consume a fair bit of television, I thought I’d share a few recommendations: Deadwood (HBO via Amazon Prime, then the new wrap-up movie via HBO proper), Dead to Me (Netflix) and the best show you’ve never heard of, Travelers (also Netflix).What under-the-radar shows or movies are you watching and loving right now?Originally published on Feb. 14.Update, June 13: New model and pricing.Bonus deal: Give Dad a SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker for $59sodastream-jet SodaStream We’re pretty much down to the wire if you’re hoping to get a Father’s Day gift delivered in time. I already rounded up some great last-minute Father’s Day gifts, but allow me to add one more.Today only, and while supplies last, Amazon has the SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker (black/silver) for $58.99. That’s $21 off the regular price and the first discount to date on this model.See it at AmazonI don’t know the first thing about these gadgets, except that they’re pretty popular among folks who like to “brew” their own fizzy drinks. (Check out 6 things you can carbonate with your SodaStream.) The Jet includes a 1-liter BPA-free bottle and a CO2 cartridge to get things started. The user reviews aren’t fabulous: 3.7 stars out of 5. But, hey, Dad can always return this gift if it…fizzles.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! Tags The Cheapskate Comments Hisense Roku 18last_img read more

Read More →

Oil Prices Fall after Yuan Devaluation

first_imgOil prices slumped on Tuesday following a jump in the previous session, as China devalued its yuan currency following a run of poor economic data that underscored the market view that fundamentals are too weak to warrant higher oil prices.Crude oil futures jumped almost 4 percent on Monday, moving away from January lows, as speculative traders increased their net-long positions, but prices slumped again on Tuesday morning and remain over a quarter below their most recent peaks in May.China devalued the yuan on Tuesday in what its central bank called a “one-off depreciation” of nearly 2 percent as its economy grows at its slowest pace in decades, guiding the currency to its lowest point in almost three years.As a result, front-month Brent futures were at $50.02 a barrel at 0308 GMT, down 39 cents from their last close. U.S. crude fell 42 cents to $44.54.”Prices are still facing heavy bearish pressures. This could mean that prices could reach 2015 lows,” Singapore-based Phillip Futures said, although the brokerage added that it does not expect oil prices to fall below this year’s lowest point reached in January.The overall low prices come on the back of weak supply and demand fundamentals, with output from key producers like the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Russia and the United States near record highs just as demand growth slows.In China, the world’s No.2 economy and oil consumer, exports tumbled 8.3 percent in July in their biggest fall in four months, threatening the government’s 7 percent economic growth target for this year, already the lowest in decades.last_img read more

Read More →

Tickets for FIFA U17 Womens World Cup in Costa Rica available Saturday

first_imgThe organizing committee of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014 has announced ticket locations and prices for the tournament. The tournament will be held for the first time in the country, with matches in stadiums around the country from March 15 to April 4.As of Feb. 15 tickets can be purchased in 14 outlets across the country or online at fifa.com and specialticket.net.Fans also can buy tickets at any of these locations:Grupo Mutual: Alajuela, Escazú, Liberia, Sabana Park, San JoséWalmart: CartagoMaximercado: Liberia, PuntarenasMas x Menos: La Sabana Park, TibásWyndham Hotel: HerediaLa Barbería: Santa AnaPrices range from ₡3,000-₡7,000 ($5.60-13.25), the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUT) announced. Some 200,000 tickets are available.On Monday, Feb.17, tickets also will be available at box offices at Ricardo Saprissa Stadium and the National Stadium in the capital and the Alejandro Morera Stadium in Alajuela. Box offices will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Special multi-game packages also are available for each of the four stadiums that will hold official matches. Fans buying these packages will get a 20 percent discount.“We have several types of discounts so everyone in Costa Rica can have the opportunity to attend the matches and enjoy this great celebration,” said organizing committee director Federico Rojas.Also, bring ticket stubs of any match from Costa Rica’s professional leagues, both men’s and women’s, to these box offices for a 20 percent discount, FEDEFUT President Eduardo Li said.“Las Ticas” will play Venezuela in the opening match on March 15 at the National Stadium, followed by Italy on March 18 and Zambia on March 22. Related posts:Las Ticas beat Mexico 1-0, advance toward Canada 2015 World Cup 6 top Costa Rica sports stories of 2014 USA crushes Japan 5-2 to win third World Cup title Women’s World Cup: financially, a low-scoring affair Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Read More →