Liverpool wrapped up their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 win over Torino and made a massive statement of intent for their title challenge.Liverpool looked sharp in the first half as Mo Salah and Naby Keita, in particular, showed they have the fitness and energy to rival City for the title.Salah produced an excellent opening goal for Roberto Firmino in the first half with a brilliant run and pass, and then Firmino did the same for Georgino Wijnaldum.Even a header from Torino’s Andrea Belotti couldn’t stop the carnival atmosphere at Anfield, and when Daniel Sturridge showed his form with a smart header late on, the win was complete.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Klopp must be impressed with his side’s display and will be confident of challenging for the title this season.A Premier League trophy will erase the memories of lost finals considering it’s the only title that has evaded the Reds in this era.The German tactician broke the jinx with Dortmund and still has the magic wands to replicate the same feat at Anfield. read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Fort Lauderdale family was in for a surprise when they discovered an iguana inside their toilet.The homeowner found the large iguana in the toilet when they went to use the bathroom, Thursday. Can you imagine lifting the toliet seat and finding this? Today Engine 13 responded to this exact call. Upon arrival the owner stated when they went to use the restroom they found the lizard in the toliet . Our crews took the lizard outside and released him without harm! #Media pic.twitter.com/WxfwAYvh5K— FLFR PIO (@FLFR411) March 14, 2019Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews came to the rescue to remove and release the reptile, but not before posing for pictures with the critter.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. read more
No illnesses have been reported so far due to these recalls but consumers should not eat any of the recalled foods because they could make you sick. Among the products are; Pepperidge Farm issued a recall for four varieties of its Goldfish crackers that were distributed nationwide. The recalled crackers include Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel. Swiss rolls sold nationwide under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value have been recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the provider of whey powder used in the snacks could potentially contain Salmonella. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says the snacks have been sold in Alaska. Symptoms of salmonella begin 12 to 72 hours after a person is infected and include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramping. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that products may be contaminated with Salmonella from whey powder that has been recalled by the producer of the ingredient. Pinnacle Foods, Inc recalled 15.25 oz Hungry Man Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz with a best buy date of 9/6/19. Mondelēz Global LLC recalled certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and other Ritz Bits products because they contain whey powder that has been recalled for possible salmonella contamination. read more
Comments $299 at Amazon Tags Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 7 Post a comment TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. Read Google Home Hub review Amazon See It Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See at Turo 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. 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 SearsMore to come! Note: 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. Share your voice $155 at Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Apple iPhone XS The Cheapskate $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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 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). Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $59 at eBay DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $210 at Best Buy Sprint Read DJI Osmo Action preview Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) See at Amazon $999 Chris Monroe/CNET $520 at HP Tags 0 LG’s new K50S and K40S phones feature multiple cameras and HD+ displays. LG LG’s new K50S and K40S phones, which will be unveiled next month at IFA 2019 in Berlin, will feature improved cameras, better displays and bigger batteries, the company said Thursday. The LG K50S has three rear cameras: a 13-megapixel with phase detection auto focus (PDAF), a 5-megapixel for super wide angle and a 2-megapixel lens with depth sensor, which creates a clearer separation between a subject and the background for portraits. The K50S also has a 6.5-inch FullVision display.LG K40S has two rear cameras: a 13-megapixel lens with PDAF and a 5-megapixel super wide angle. These are the first K series phones to offer super wide angle, which is useful for large group photos and landscapes. The K40S boasts a 6.1-inch HD+ screen.Both phones feature DTS:X 3D surround sound for more realistic audio. They also come with “optimized batteries” that offer a long lasting charge, according to a press release. The new K series will be available starting in October in Europe, Latin America and Asia. It’ll come in two colors: New Aurora Black and New Moroccan Blue. Prices weren’t disclosed in the release, though the devices were described as “attractively priced smartphones.” 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. 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It $60 at Best Buy $6 at Tidal Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Rylo Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) LG,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.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. Best Buy $999 $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Boost Mobile See It 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. See it Share your voice Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Phones Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Angela Lang/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. 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. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET read more
Israeli officials gave final approval Thursday to 153 east Jerusalem settler homes, the deputy mayor said, adding to a sharp increase in such projects since US President Donald Trump took office.Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman told AFP the approvals by a city planning committee were among those held up due to pressure from former US president Barack Obama’s administration.Following Trump’s inauguration, Turgeman spoke of plans for some 11,000 homes in process for annexed east Jerusalem.“I’m going to deliver permits for thousands of homes in Jerusalem in the coming months,” Turgeman said.Thursday’s approvals were for the settlement neighbourhood of Gilo.Israel has announced a major settlement expansion in the days following Trump’s January 20 inauguration.On Sunday, the city planning committee approved building permits for 566 settler homes in east Jerusalem.Two days later, the defence ministry announced plans for 2,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank.Trump has pledged strong support for Israel, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has moved quickly to take advantage.In a telling break with the Obama administration, Trump’s White House has not condemned Israel’s settlement expansion.The announcements have deeply concerned those seeking to salvage a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Settlements are viewed by much of the world as illegal and major stumbling blocks to peace efforts as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.Obama’s administration, like much of the world, warned that settlement expansion was gradually eating away at prospects for a two-state solution. read more
Share John Burnett/NPRIrma and Oscar Sanchez were apprehended by the Border Patrol when they took their infant son, Isaac, to a children’s hospital to have emergency surgery.When 2-month-old Isaac Enrique Sanchez was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants, his parents were told that their son’s condition was curable. The problem was that no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas had a pediatric surgery team capable of performing the operation on his stomach.To make Isaac well, Oscar and Irma Sanchez would need to take their infant son to Driscoll Children’s Hospital, in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was just a couple of hours up the highway, but for them it was a world away.The Sanchezes, who are undocumented, would need to pass a Border Patrol checkpoint.“The nurse told us we had to go there,” Oscar says in Spanish. “We said we couldn’t go.”While they pondered their predicament in a Harlingen, Texas, hospital, a Border Patrol agent showed up in the waiting room — Oscar Sanchez suspects a nurse turned them in — and said he could arrange for officers to escort the parents through the checkpoint to Corpus. But the agent said when they arrived, they would be arrested and put into deportation proceedings. The couple agreed.The events that followed at the Corpus Christi hospital are the latest developments in a national controversy over so-called sensitive locations. Under President Barack Obama, the Department of Homeland Security adopted a policy that immigration agents should avoid enforcement actions at hospitals, schools, churches and public demonstrations unless there are special circumstances.The Sanchezes’ 48-hour odyssey with federal agents shows the lengths to which the Trump administration will go to round up people in the country illegally, whether they have a criminal record or not.The Border Patrol followed the ambulance, the night of May 24, as it raced to Corpus through desolate ranchland, carrying Oscar, Irma and tiny Isaac — with an IV in his arm and a tube in his stomach. Once they arrived at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, the green-uniformed agents never left the undocumented couple’s side. Officers followed the father to the bathroom and the cafeteria and asked the mother to leave the door open when she breast-fed Isaac.“Everywhere we went in the hospital,” Oscar says, “they followed us.”Customs and Border Protection says it is required to monitor subjects in custody “at all times” and tried to do so at the hospital “in the least restrictive manner possible.”The next morning, agents took Oscar and Irma Sanchez, separately, from the hospital to the Corpus Christi Border Patrol station to be fingerprinted and booked. They were permitted to return. Oscar asked the surgeon if she could delay the operation until both parents could be in the waiting room. She agreed.The parents said because Isaac is a U.S. citizen, the operation was covered by Medicaid.“You feel vulnerable,” Oscar says. “We didn’t know if they were going to let us stay with our son or not.”The Border Patrol, in an email to NPR, says it made sure to leave one parent with the baby at all times and that agents played no role in the decision to postpone the operation.Driscoll Children’s Hospital, citing patient privacy, declined to discuss the case.On a recent Tuesday 3 1/2 months after the operation, Isaac sat on his mama’s lap — all pudgy cheeks and wide eyes, wearing a top covered with little race cars. The family lives in a tidy, weathered frame house in North Brownsville, Texas.“Thank the Lord, everything went well,” Irma says. “He still throws up a little milk, but thank God he’s fine.”Advocates are puzzled why the Border Patrol chose to put the Sanchezes under such intense supervision, which one would expect for higher-value targets like drug traffickers or MS-13 gang members. The couple has no criminal records. They overstayed visitors visas that were issued 12 years ago. He works construction and landscaping; she stays home with their four children, all of whom are citizens.“I can’t pretend to understand any reasoning that would have led anyone up the chain of command to think that Irma and Oscar were flight risks or dangers to the community or in any other way people who needed to be followed into a hospital in order to be placed in deportation proceedings,” says Lisa Koop, a lawyer with the National Immigrant Justice Center. She will be asking an immigration judge in December to let the Sanchezes remain with their children in the U.S.“That’s how you treat criminals that are harmful, and that’s understandable for our own protection,” says Ana Hinojosa, an immigrant advocate with the Mennonite Central Committee in Brownsville, who is also working on the case. “But they’re a family that’s just here trying to make a living, provide an education and a future for their children.”Advocates are concerned that immigration enforcers are chipping away at places formerly considered safe zones. Three examples: Immigration agents detained six men after they left a church homeless shelter in Virginia; they removed a woman with a brain tumor from a Texas hospital and put her back in detention; and they arrested a father after he dropped off his daughter at school in Los Angeles.As with the Corpus hospital, the agency maintains none of the arrests were actually made inside a sensitive location. But several members of Congress, all Democrats, are troubled just the same. They have proposed the “Protecting Sensitive Locations Act,” which would codify protected places in federal law. And it would expand them to include courthouses and bus stops.“They’re pushing the envelope to the point where they’re trying to find out how far they can go,” says Bronx Rep. Jose Serrano, one of the bill’s authors. He is outraged by what happened to the Sanchez family in South Texas. “It violates human decency,” he says. “You don’t interrupt medical procedures.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. read more
The 11th annual Greenbelt Green Man Festival will be held on May 9 and May 10 on the Roosevelt Center Plaza in the heart of the Historic Greenbelt, Maryland. For more information see www.greenbeltgreenmanfestival.org.
[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ot a great start to Aintree with my selection Arctic Fire falling at the last when (for my, possibly ‘pocket talking’ money) he had the Doom Bar Hurdle in the bag.I also put in a good word for Silviniaco Conti in the Bowl and clearly wish I’d made him the bet of the day Three more Grade 1’s on Friday’s card but for me the most interesting race is the Grade 2 E-Lites Top Novices’ Hurdle at 2.15.As we saw yesterday, expecting horses to repeat what they did at Cheltenham cannot always be guaranteed – unless you are Enda Bolger, Nina Carberry or On The Fringe.Often a horse that by-passes Cheltenham altogether has a stronger chance and I think can be backed up today with the hugely exciting prospect Glingerburn.Trainer Nicky Richards has always placed more emphasis on Aintree than Cheltenham and has an exciting prospect on his hands with this seven-year-old who is now unbeaten in four starts over hurdles.His wins have only come at Doncaster and Kelso but he proved he is up to this grade with a win last time out in the Grade 2 Premier Kelso Hurdle, a race in which he travelled well and stayed on strongly.A quick word on the US Masters…..I think Jordan Spieth is the worse 9/4 shot I’ve seen in a long time.He’s priced up as if he is six shots clear after day one, not three.Sure he had a dream round – his opening 64 was only one shot off equalling the course record at Augusta but it will only take a couple of average rounds (not even bad ones) to see his price drift significantly.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK GLINGERBURN for 6 points at around 7/4 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 91.31 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 read more