The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is seeking the assistance of key regulators in the United States, to lobby the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on pesticide options.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, explained that following on the work of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) committee, several pesticides have been evaluated and proven effective; however, they are not approved by the EPA.He said the Ministry will be soliciting the support of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “as we make representation to the EPA for having other pesticide options, besides Botran, which is the only chemical approved to date”.The FSMA committee was set up to develop a strategy to improve the capacity of farmers and fresh produce exporters to become compliant with the legislation, which is aimed at ensuring the safety of foods entering the North American country. The law requires that pesticides are used according to their EPA-approved label use.Minister Clarke, who was speaking at the opening of a training programme in good agricultural practices at the Knutsford Court Hotel New Kingston, on February 18, also used the opportunity to request the continued support of the USDA and FDA in strengthening the country’s food safety capacity. “You will recall that under Section 305 of the new FSMA, there is a regulation which speaks to ‘Building Food Safety Capacity of Foreign Governments’ and we wish to highlight to you that immediately, we are available for such assistance,” he stated.The five-day course, implemented by the Ministry in collaboration with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), is being executed by the US-based Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN).It aims to improve the competencies of officers of the Ministry and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), farmers, exporters, among other stakeholders.read more
See It 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 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See it Rylo 0 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Share your voice $155 at Google Express $999 Chris Monroe/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). 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. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Post a comment 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. Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $299 at Amazon 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. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It See It Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET $210 at Best Buy See at Turo $999 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Apple iPhone XS JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tags 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. See at Amazon $59 at eBay $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Comments This isn’t the first time we’ve gotten a peek at News Camera. Social media consultant Matt Navarra spotted the feature earlier this month and demonstrated how the camera works in a video. Navarra also noted other potential new features like a (darker) dark mode, encrypted direct messages, an automatic night mode and a way to undock the composition button. You might also soon see a redesigned side menu, a way to react with GIFs and some drag-and-drop features for Apple’s iOS. The coveted edit functionality wasn’t among the potential new features. “I can confirm that we’re working on an easier way to share thing like images and videos on Twitter. What you’re seeing is in mid-development so it’s tough to comment on what things will look like in the final stage,” a Twitter spokesperson said. “The team is still actively working on what we’ll actually end up shipping.” 7 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. $999 Boost Mobile Sprint $520 at HP Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview Twitter is apparently trying new tricks. Rolf Vennenbernd/Picture Alliance via Getty Images If you’re on Twitter, you may soon encounter a familiar Snapchat feature. The social media site has been developing a “News Camera,” according to code uncovered and tweeted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The new camera feature apparently will be accessible by swiping left from the home screen and let you add Snapchat-style captions to photos, videos and live broadcasts.Wong tweeted Thursday that posts created by the News Camera will be called Moments. Twitter removed its original Moments feature from its Android and iOS apps in October. $999 $6 at Tidal Twitter’s new Snapchat-style Camera, codenamed “News Camera” is coming soon!Posts created by News Camera will be called “Moments” pic.twitter.com/54TZeXh1IC— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 14, 2019 Mobile Applications,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. Tags 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. Turo Best Buy The Cheapskate 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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displaysread more
Maruti Suzuki will spend a whopping Rs 15,000 crore towards expanding its sales-and-service infrastructure over the next five years, as India’s biggest carmaker aims to grow its annual sales to nearly 2 million units by 2020 from 1.1 million vehicles in last fiscal year.The earmarked investment will be used to procure land for dealers to double the number of dealership outlets, expanding warehousing capabilities and transportation facilities.The growth in the company’s annual sales will be mainly led by production at its third plant in Gujarat, which is expected to start operations by early 2017.”We have to double our network as the Gujarat plant output will lead to a gradual doubling of sales. The bulk of the investment required for additional sales will precede start of production at our Gujarat plant. The total money needed for creating additional sales-and-service infrastructure has been estimated to be Rs 30,000 crore. Of that, half the money will be invested by us, and the rest by dealers,” Maruti Suzuki Chairman R C Bhargava told Business Standard.Currently, the Delhi-headquartered automobile company has more than 1,700 dealership outlets in the country and it has recently set up a new dealership network, Nexa, to sell premium cars. The company is also planning to open a network for its light commercial vehicle launches.The company had spent Rs 11,000 crore to build its current sales-and- service infrastructure , Bhargava said adding that the setting up of the same infrastructure would now cost Rs 30,000 crore due to an exponential rise in land prices.As land prices are expensive for dealers, the company plans to procure the land and lease it for the dealers. It has already formed a team of executives from real estate firms to manage its “land-procurement exercise”.”The land cost today is making it difficult for dealers to invest. But if investments are not made, it will hurt us. We will buy sites where we want dealerships and workshops to come up in future,” said Bhargava.The company is sitting on a cash pile of about Rs 13,000 crore and the Rs 8,000-10,000-crore investment in the Gujarat plant will be made by its parent Suzuki.read more
BNP Chairperson Khaleda ZiaA Dhaka court on Thursday fixed 25, 26 February for the next hearing of Zia Charitable Trust graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and three other accused, reports UNB.Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of Dhaka Special Court-5 fixed the date for placing arguments of lawyer of accused Ziaul Islam Munna and Md Aminul Islam.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was present during the hearing.On 8 August 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon police station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia, of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.
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2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Facebook shareholders who held onto their stock during more than a year of disappointing performance following the company’s May 2012 IPO were finally rewarded last month. In August, the company’s stock price first reached, and then exceeded, its IPO valuation of $38 a share.At least one investor has made a tidy profit from the recent gains. Mail.ru, a Russian internet services company, announced Thursday that it had cashed out its remaining Facebook shares, reportedly netting about $525 million.Mail.ru invested about $200 million in Facebook in 2009. The company sold some of its shares in the IPO, as did Peter Thiel, Facebook’s earliest investor. It sold the remaining 14.2 million shares, about 0.6 percent of Facebook’s outstanding shares, in July and August, the company said.Facebook’s IPO was plagued by technical glitches, and its stock lost half of its value over the next few months. But it has rebounded impressively in the last year as investors became more confident in the social network’s commitment to mobile. Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, part-owner of Mail.ru, still retains a personal stake in Facebook of an undisclosed number of shares, according to The New York Times.At time of writing, Facebook’s stock stood at $44.37, up more than three percent in Friday trading.Related: Facebook’s Hashtags Might Not Be as Social as You Think Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 6, 2013 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »read more
On Monday, at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, Tim Berners-Lee outlined his plan to ‘save’ the web he invented. His idea is simple: he wants to create a ‘contract’ for the web. The intervention comes at an important time, in a year of ‘techlash’ and increasing scepticism in the belief in technology’s and the web’s ability to deliver progress for everyone. Tim Berners-Lee on Contract for the Web In his talk, Berners-Lee pointed out that one of the properties the web should preserve is universality. He also argued that The web should be independent, with no restrictions on what it can be used for. It should be available in any region, culture, and religion. He sees these values as things that are currently under attack: “Those of us who are online are seeing our rights and freedoms threatened.” He also listed other challenges that have failed to be addressed, including fake news and privacy. His solution to these huge challenges is something called ‘Contract for the Web,’ which will, he claims, outline “clear and tough responsibilities for those who have the power to make it better.” Although Berners-Lee was relatively light on detail, the full contract is due to be published in May 2019. In theory, it should define people’s online rights and lists the key principles and duties government, companies, and citizens should follow. In Berners-Lee’s mind, it will restore some degree of equilibrium and transparency to the digital realm. The core principles of Contract for the Web Tim Berners-Lee did offer some information on what the Contract for the Web will include. Below are some of the key principles for the key stakeholders in the running of the web – government, businesses, and citizens – people like you. Government Anyone should be able to connect to the web irrespective of who they are and where they live and they should be allowed to actively participate online. Internet should be available all the time so that nobody is denied to the right of full internet access. Privacy, people’s fundamental right, should be respected so that they can use the internet freely, safely, and without fear. Companies They should present the user an affordable and accessible internet. Consumers’ privacy and personal data should be respected. Make technologies that support the best in humanity and challenge the worst. Citizens Citizens should involve themselves in creating and collaborating to provide rich and relevant content for everyone. They should build strong communities that respect civil discourse and human dignity. To ensure that the open web remains open, they should come together and fight for it. This contract is already seeing a great support with more than 50 organisations signing the contract including some of big shots like Facebook and Google. This contract is being promoted by the campaign, #ForTheWeb. The contract is part of a broader project that Berners-Lee believes is essential if we are to ‘save’ the web from its current problems First, we need to create an open web for the users who are already connected to the web and give them the power of fixing issues that we have with the existing web. Secondly, we need to bring the other half of the world, which is not yet connected to the web. Tim Berners Lee speaks to CNN about Contract for the Web After his talk, Tim Berners-Lee was interviewed by Laurie Segall from CNN. Here are some highlights from the interview: Internally, companies should have the motto of doing the right thing. To make sure the principles are upheld, some measures will be introduced. But also, this contract is not just about creating a set of rules and enforcing them, rather it is about changing the attitude. Privacy is our fundamental right and we should always fight for it. Fighting for privacy is important, not just because of the data breaches we are seeing but to empower individuals to be able to share anything they want without any fear. As a tech company we should realize the implication of each line of code we write and think how it will affect people’s lives. To sum it all up Tim Berners-Lee said: We all are going to step back and put aside all the myths we are currently taking as physics of the way things work. People do not have to motivated only by ad-based fund model or by click bates. Contract for the Web is about going back to the values. It is about people coming together to build the web and taking things in their own hand. You can watch the full Tim Berners-Lee’s talk and the interview on YouTube. Read Next Web Summit 2018: day 2 highlights Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid – Trick or Treat? Sir Tim Berners-Lee on digital ethics and socio-technical systems at ICDPPC 2018read more