It was the kind of beat-down that would send a lesser team into a deep introspection — or a state of chaos.It was the kind of loss that … Here’s something you can’t say often: The Warriors were not the better team in a game they played.In fact, in Thursday night’s game against the Bucks, they weren’t even close.Milwaukee turned in a statement win at Oracle Arena, running the Warriors off their home court in a 134-111 win that wasn’t as close as the final score might have indicated.
NGOs in Meghalaya have resented the plea by a judge of the State’s High Court for granting citizenship to migrants from India’s neighbourhood without any questions asked or production of documents.Admitting a petition of an Army recruit denied domicile certificate by the Meghalaya government, Justice S.R. Sen had on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Centre to grant instantaneous citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.The Modi government had introduced the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 and provide citizenship to non-Muslim migrants believed to have been victims of religious persecution in these three countries. Several parties and organisations in the Northeast are against passage of the Bill in Parliament.The judge also included the Khasis, Jaintias and Garos among those he felt needed unconditional citizenship. A fraction of three principal matrilineal communities of Meghalaya inhabits adjoining areas of Bangladesh.The Khasi Students’ Union said the idea would be disastrous for the indigenous communities in the Northeast. “The KSU is not against any humanitarian venture by the country, but it feels that prior to the implementation of any international humanitarian act, the humanitarian perspective of the microscopic indigenous communities of Northeast India should be taken into account,” union’s general secretary Donald Thabah said.He said that even if 3 million of the 14 million Hindus in Bangladesh are granted instant citizenship, they would wipe out the 1 million ethnic Khasis of Meghalaya and other small indigenous groups of the Northeast.‘Flawed judgment’Thma U-Rangli Juki, a social NGO, too, said the Citizenship Bill and the Justrice Sen’s “flawed and controversial judgment” needed to be opposed. “The judgement sought to characterise India as a ‘Hindu country’ and outlined a narrow religious and ethnographic-centric view of Indian history, which goes against the fundamental, secular and federal character of the Indian republic,” the NGO’s Angela Rangad said.
Curfew was imposed in Rajasthan’s Malpura town of Tonk district on Wednesday after some miscreants pelted stones at a Dussehra procession last night, triggering communal tension in the area. SP Tonk Adarsh Siddhu said the curfew was imposed in view of the tension and Internet mobile services were also stopped to prevent rumour mongering. “We have arrested one person and detained a few others. Efforts to identify the other accused are being made,” he said. BJP dharnaUpset over the incident, BJP MLA Kanhaiya Lal and other leaders staged a dharna in front of the Malpura police station demanding arrest of the accused and removal of the Malpura SDM. “The dharna was called off when officials assured us of proper action. Ravana’s effigy could not be burnt last night and personnel of the municipality burnt the effigy amid tight security at 4 a.m. on Wednesday and the curfew was imposed,” the BJP MLA said. Mr. Lal alleged that there was no adequate security arrangement when the Dussehra procession was being taken out. “Such incidents have occurred in the area in the past also but this time, the district administration and police were not alert,” he claimed. SHO Malpura police station Dalpat Singh said some of the accused are minors.
De’Aaron Fox, center, from Kentucky, listens to a question at the NBA draft basketball combine Friday, May 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Before dazzling Washington fans with his on-court “wizardry,” John Wall was running the show for the Kentucky Wildcats in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division 1 basketball.Almost seven years since he left the esteemed institution, Wall has remained a Wildcat at heart, and recently had high praises for another emerging Kentucky prospect.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds With the 2017 NBA Draft fast approaching, two prospect guards have filled the headlines, in the persons of Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball.But according to the four-time NBA All-Star, people shouldn’t sleep on the 19-year-old De’Aaron Fox.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“A lot of people say it’s bias because he’s from Kentucky, but I think De’Aaron Fox might end up being the best point guard out of that class,” Wall told CSN Mid Atlantic’s Chris Miller.Due to his blistering speed, wiry frame and athletic prowess, Fox has often been compared to his fellow Kentucky alum. Fox tells teams at NBA Combine he’s the best PG in draftSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “He reminds me of myself a lot, just a lefty,” Wall said of their similarities.But much like what Wall did, Fox joins the pros with a questionable and inconsistent jump shot.Wall, however, managed to refine his shooting over the course of his career, something that Fox could emulate.Meanwhile, the upstart youngster is coming off his one-and-done career with the Wildcats with averages of 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists. He also recently signed a shoe deal with sporting giant Nike. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments Beermen wary of inconsistent starts heading into playoffs
American Business Media has released its year-end 2007 Business Information Network (BIN) numbers, the metrics that track advertising spending by category in b-to-b media. Totals show an overall revenue decline of 2 percent—not a strong finish in the face of a decidedly gloomy 2008 economy. And this after essentially finishing flat at the end of 2006. Among the 21 categories tracked, the steepest revenue declines were computing, software, telecom (-17.59 percent); business, advertising & marketing (-10.7 percent); and travel, business conventions & meetings (-6.95 percent).The top three gainers were resources, environment, utilities (12.72 percent); architecture, design, lighting (10.49 percent); and science, research and development (10.11 percent). A total of 13 categories showed revenue increases, but 9 of those were below 5 percent and many of those categories saw corresponding drops in page counts. Total spending across all categories for the year was $10.72 billion—down from year-end 2006 total spending of $10.94 billion.The total number of ad pages were also down 3.35 percent. The numbers erase a flat 2006, where the fourth quarter of that year wiped out decent gains through the third quarter. The year concluded with a 0.61 percent revenue “gain” over 2005. All hope now seems to rest on the revenues to be made in ancillary businesses such as e-media and events. ABM president and CEO Gordon Hughes emphasized these segments when he noted “continued industry growth” in a statement accompanying the results, pointing out that digital business has been growing “in excess” of 20 percent. ABM’s T-BIN numbers, which track trade show activity, recorded a 6.60 percent increase in revenues over 2006. ABM attempted to put a good face on the print results, going so far to suggest “ignoring” the computer, software, telecom category—the report’s top decliner. “In fact, ignoring the ‘Computing, Software, Telecom’ category would result in an overall 0 [percent] change over 2006,” contends ABM’s analysis. This of course begs the question of whether the rest of the declining categories should also be ignored.
See it 50 Photos 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. Boost Mobile 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Share your voice 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. HBO,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. TV and Movies Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express Silicon Valley has been tracking the adventures of a technology startup since it debuted in 2014. Star T.J. Miller, who played entrepreneur Erlich Bachman, left after the fourth season, but Thomas Middleditch remained to lead Pied Piper through its expansion. Microsoft’s Bill Gates is a notable fan of the show.Deadline reports season 6 is currently in pre-production, with an expected return to HBO later this year. See It Silicon Valley slams Facebook with Russian logo in credits HBO renews Silicon Valley for a sixth season 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. See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Comments 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. $520 at HP The Cheapskate $999 Rylo Comments Angela Lang/CNET $999 See at Turo Best Buy $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tags Silicon Valley HBO HBO is done paying for the Pied Piper. Silicon Valley is coming back for one last hurrah with a short season 6. It will be the show’s last.The official HBO PR Twitter account retweeted a Deadline story on the finality of the show’s delayed sixth season on Friday. Showrunners Alec Berg and Mike Judge issued a statement saying Silicon Valley has been a career and life highlight, but that the final seven-episode season will be a “fitting conclusion.” $59 at eBay $6 at Tidal Chris Monroe/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. Silicon Valley endures Read Google Home Hub review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. 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. Read the Rylo camera preview Read the AirPods review $999 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. Share your voice See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read DJI Osmo Action preview Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $60 at Best Buy Sprint 2 See at Amazon Turo Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. 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). $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 7 $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $210 at Best Buy Amazon