Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It How to watch every Marvel movie in the perfect order The Cheapskate The Walt Disney Company Falcon and Winter Solider will be teaming up on Disney Plus.The new Marvel teamup show got a quick promo Thursday during the Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Investor Day event, where the show’s logo appeared on stage. If you can’t see it in the above image, here’s a closer look. The Walt Disney Company Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed the show on stage during the event. It will join several other Marvel Cinematic Universe, shows like the previously announced Loki starring Tom Hiddleston and the newly revealed WandaVision starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.Falcon and the Winter Soldier will unite Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s characters onto a “long form” show destined for the new streaming platform. TV and Movies See at Turo 3:41 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Marvel Disney,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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 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). $520 at HP $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Chris Monroe/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Best Buy Angela Lang/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. $999 Share your voice Sprint Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 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. Turo Tags See it Apple iPhone XS See at Amazon 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. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It 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. Rylo $59 at eBay 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. $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Now playing: Watch this: Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $6 at Tidal $999 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 $60 at Best Buy Tags 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. Read Google Home Hub review Read the AirPods review 7 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. 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. Sarah Tew/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $210 at Best Buy 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. Share your voice Amazon 1 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Comments $999 Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Sarah Tew/CNET
More information: arxiv.org/abs/1107.5793 Source: Wikipedia © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Analyzing Effects Of Hoops Ball Hog In the sport of basketball players are constantly faced with the choice of whether to shoot for the hoop when a shot opportunity arises or to hold on to the ball and hope a better opportunity will arise. Now a theoretical physicist from the University of Minnesota in the US has analyzed the problem mathematically and determined the best strategy. Citation: Basketball shot selection analyzed mathematically (2011, August 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-basketball-shot-mathematically.html Graduate student Brian Skinner decided to analyze basketball shot selection after hearing about traffic flow research that reached the unexpected conclusion that average commuting time could be reduced by road closures that force drivers to travel by routes they would otherwise avoid in order to try to minimize their own commuting time. The traffic flow diagrams reminded Skinner, an enthusiastic fan of basketball, of diagrams of the flow of basketball players in a game. The surprising conclusion also reminded him of a basketball theory named after Patrick Ewing, a high-scoring basketball player. When the games of Ewing’s team were analyzed it was discovered that the team won more games if the big-scoring Ewing was absent.Skinner realized that most of the mathematical equations and variables used in analyzing traffic flow could also be applicable to basketball and the movement of the ball in the game. His analysis, published at arXiv.org, concentrated on the movement of the ball as it approached the hoop.Skinner’s model aimed to find out how likely the shot is to go in before the player should make the shot. Shots more likely to go in were classed as higher quality shots, and the model assumed that the quality of shot opportunities falls randomly. The mathematical model demonstrated the optimal strategy for scoring the maximum points is for the team to take their time and concentrate on making high quality shots as long as there is sufficient time remaining for the shot. The model also concluded that a team playing a faster game and having twice the shot opportunities of its rival should not have double the shooting rate, but taking more time and being more selective about which shots to take would give them the biggest advantage. So, for example, if the slower team shoots at an average rate of 20 seconds, the team playing twice as fast should not shoot every 10 seconds but should take an extra three seconds on average, giving a shooting rate of 13 seconds. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Share $50M-Plus Monthly Servicing Portfolio on Offer Fannie Mae Ginnie Mae Mortgage Industry Advisory Corporation Mortgage Servicing Rights 2014-09-18 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Servicing September 18, 2014 688 Views New York-based Mortgage Industry Advisory Corporation (MIAC) announced the offering of a new $50 million per month mortgage servicing flow portfolio.The portfolio, which is made up of more than two-thirds Ginnie Mae and nearly one-third Fannie Mae loans, is being offered by a “well capitalized mortgage company that originates nationally,” said MIAC, which is acting as the seller’s exclusive representative on the offering. The seller will provide full representations and warranties for the loans included.According to the company, the portfolio is made up of 97.68 percent fixed-rate loans with an average escrow balance of $2,239 and an average loan size of $202,629.The distribution of the portfolio is national.The bid date is September 24, MIAC announced. Loan level data is available to pre-qualified buyers.
October 14, 2003Welcome to the October 5, 2003 workshop. Top from left: Jason Steel (seminar week only), RickBarnadas, Jody Whiteoak (seminar week only), and Kevin Myers. Middle: Eva Strickland, Garth Lenetsky, E. Arumugam, Dylan Pedrini, and Sergio Pelligra. Bottom: Norman Frendberg (seminar week only), Arjunan Santaseelan, David McCarron, Jessica Gamboa, Patrick S. Doyle, Joshua Krimmel, and Paul de Graaf. Not photographed: Genevieve Schanoes.[Photo & text: aa]
August 28, 2017Over the next several months, the Cosanti Foundation Construction Department will be receiving a generous donation of materials from Yavapai-Apache Sand & Rock. They will be sending materials such as gravel and aggregate to be used in several different places across site. The first shipment of materials was received August 22nd, a mix of gravel and concrete mix.A portion of the gravel was used to finish the ADA parking by the north side of the East Crescent. You can find out more about Yavapai-Apache Sand & Rock at their website here: http://www.yasr.co or on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/yavapai.apache.sand.rock/
State Reps. Jason Sheppard of Temperance, Joe Bellino of Monroe and Bronna Kahle of Adrian today unveiled legislation repealing Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system to bring significant relief to drivers paying the nation’s most expensive insurance premiums.The legislation continues benefits for everyone already receiving lifetime health care after a catastrophic traffic accident. The eight-bill package eliminates the no-fault system and moves Michigan to a full-tort system similar to other states such as Ohio.“We need to ask ourselves this – should Michigan continue to do nothing about having the highest insurance rates in the nation? Is that a logical way forward?” Sheppard said. “The answers are obvious to drivers across the state facing severe financial stress. We’ve got to do something to fix this broken system and lower rates for all drivers.”The plan still mandates that all Michigan drivers have insurance, but provides more choice and flexibility by eliminating the mandate to buy unlimited medical coverage. Accident victims will have the ability to sue at-fault drivers for economic damages and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.The legislation also includes a “legacy fee” to continue to fund the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) until it is no longer needed. The MCCA system will be closed to new entrants.“Auto insurance rates are so high, they are draining our neighbors’ bank accounts,” Bellino said. “As legislators, we cannot continue to let this happen. Our current rates are an unnecessary burden for families across the state.”Colorado abandoned its no-fault system in 2003. According to a 2008 governor’s study, the average car insurance premium in the state decreased 35 percent since the state moved to a tort auto insurance system. Michigan drivers could see greater savings by parting ways with its no-fault system, which is the only one in the nation mandating unlimited medical coverage. Florida, one of the 12 states operating with a no-fault system, is also debating repeal.“Our auto insurance is too expensive,” Kahle said. “Michigan’s unique no-fault system has led to the highest auto rates in the country. The hard-working families and seniors in Lenawee County deserve relief.”Sheppard noted that repealing Michigan’s no-fault system and replacing it with a tort system will draw more insurance companies to the state, which will in turn create more competition to even further drive down insurance rates.The bill package, House Bills 5517-23, will be formally read into the record next week. Categories: Kahle News 01Feb Southeast Michigan lawmakers unveil new plan to fix state’s auto insurance system
Legislation introduced by state Rep. Hank Vaupel to protect dogs by strengthening standards for Michigan pet stores was approved today by the Michigan House.Vaupel, a veterinarian of more than 40 years, said his plan prevents Michigan pet stores from acquiring dogs from unregulated breeders, or “puppy mills.”“We’re raising the bar for pet stores,” said Vaupel, of Fowlerville. “With my background, I have seen too many instances where animals weren’t treated the way they should be. Improving animal welfare is critically important, and it’s an issue I take very personally.”Under the plan laid out in House Bills 5916-17, breeders would be required to supply pet stores with complete copies of their U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection reports.“Pet stores will be barred from purchasing puppies from any breeder with major violations within the past two years,” Vaupel said.The plan also establishes a minimum age at which puppies can be placed up for sale, ensures all dogs have a certified health certificate from a licensed veterinarian, and requires dogs to be vaccinated and micro-chipped.While implementing these safeguards, the legislation also provides much-needed protections for reputable local pet stores that are committed to pet safety.“Pet stores must continue to comply with all local ordinances, but we’re also ensuring that a municipality can’t just arbitrarily ban them,” Vaupel said. “These family-owned pet shops play an important role in our communities. If they all close up shop, more families will be pushed toward online vendors and unregulated breeders, not realizing they don’t have much recourse if the puppy is sick or the transaction turns out to be a scam.”A study conducted by the Better Business Bureau found up to 80 percent of online advertisements for pets may be fraudulent.The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration. Categories: News,Vaupel News 29Nov Rep. Vaupel plan creates higher standards for Michigan pet stores
The TV industry must adopt common standards for connected TVs or risk these devices becoming a failure, warned the BBC’s general manager for on-demand, Daniel Danker.Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning, the BBC’s iPlayer boss said that connected TVs need to share commonalities, and that not doing so previously has resulted in the industry using innovation as an “excuse for delivering sloppy experiences.”Comparing the smart TV space to the auto industry, Danker said: “Just like in cars, the pedals, the steering wheel, the gear lever are all the same. For us, whether you’re watching on one make of TV or another, they should be the same.“In fact, even if you move that experience to a mobile or a tablet, some of those consistent controls should be the same. I think it’s similar for the technologies that lie beneath the surface. They also need to share common platforms, in exactly the same way that cars share chassis or engines,” he said.Dismissing the idea that such joined-up standards would hamper development in the space, he said “the car industry has not failed to innovate and the same argument applies to us,” adding that it was the audience that currently suffers.In his keynote presentation Danker tracked the adoption rates of key technologies over the last hundred years, noting that devices like the radio and colour TV shared similar adoption rates, reaching 20% of consumers five years after being introduced, 50% after 10 years and reaching 90% after 20.“If we compare the adoption of connected TV with other TV technologies over the last century, I would say it’s sure taking it’s time. That’s not a curve that we would all be proud of. My view is that connected TV shouldn’t be any less popular or less successful than colour TV has been, but we’re at a critical time in its development,” said Danker.“My aim today is convince you that if this technology, if connected TV is going to be successful, is going to play the role that these other technologies have played in our lives, we have to get together as an industry and make some changes. If we don’t, I think in terms of adoption, connected TV will become a failure.”Citing recent iPlayer stats he added that while 23% of iPlayer viewing in January 2013 came from TV platforms, nearly all of this adoption from operator services and games consoles. Smart TVs alone accounted for just 2% of views.Concluding, Danker said the TV industry needs to create an enticing experience for users in order for them to go online from their sets. “If we get this right, I think years from now a connected TV will share space with other technology greats of the previous century.”
Russian pay TV operator a raft of new channels to its offering.Tricolor TV has added kids channel O! to its offering. The new service is aimed primarily at a pre-school audience and will be included in Tricolor’s Yediniy package. From March, the service will be available as part of the operator’s Kids package.The operator has also added another kids service, Multik HD (Cartoon HD) to its line-up. The channel is aimed at two-to-six year-olds and includes shows such as Masha i medved’, Smeshariki, Belka i Strelka, Novatory, Letayushchiye zveri and Puzyri. Like O!, the channel will be part of the Yediniy package. Also new to the Yediniy package is entertainment channel TR!CK, which focuses on tricks of the trade in making TV shows and movies.Yediniy is available via the Express-AMU1 and Eutelsat 36B satelites as well as via Express-AT1 for Siberia.