Holding the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) responsible for Australian cricket’s decline, former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad said the Australians got distracted by the big cash thrown at them by the Twenty20 league.”I believe Australia’s slump has a lot to do with their players’ association with the IPL,” Miandad told The News.”Most of their top players got a bit too distracted because of the big cash thrown at them by the IPL. They even started ignoring national duty which has really caused their downfall,” he added.The Australians, who were almost an invincible lot till about a year back, have completely slumped to disaster, which is evident from their dismal show in the recently-concluded Ashes series.Australia lost the Ashes series at home 1-3 and wilted to fifth place in the Test rankings.Miandad feels the Aussie cricketers got lured by the money-spinning IPL and did not try to resist the temptation to earn the big bucks. “All of that has really hurt the Australians, who I am sure would have not slumped like this if their players had resisted the temptation to earn big bucks that was used to lure them by the IPL,” said Miandad.According to Miandad, players like Glen McGrath, Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist retired from Test cricket before their time so that they could earn the IPL millions, which was launched in 2008.Miandad also warned that this twenty20 league might just end up killing the Test as well as One-Day cricket altogether.advertisement”It certainly will. There is too much disparity when it comes to pays and if proper steps are not taken then top players will continue to put this league above international cricket,” said Miandad.- With PTI inputs
Tennis legend Martina Hingis on Saturday announced her marriage with former sports physician Harald Leemann.Hingis, who got married on Friday, posted a picture on her Instagram account thanking family and friends for their best wishes.Hingis and Harald Leemann had been in a relationship for more than a year now and they got married in a hush-hush ceremony at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.”Sending greetings from our wedding from Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. Grateful to have our family and friends join us on this wonderful day!,” Hingis wrote on Instagram along with a picture with her husband.Leemann had accompanied Hingis at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Jeneiro as a personal supervisor.This is Hingis’s second marriage. She was married to the French show jumper Thibault Hutin from 2010 to 2013.Hingis, 37, once again made a major announcement through her social media account after revealing her plans to retire on her Facebook page last year.”Looking back now, it’s hard to believe that almost exactly 23 years ago I made my professional debut,” Hingis said on her Facebook page on Thursday.”The years that followed have been some of the most rewarding years of my life, both personally and professionally, but I believe the time has come for me to retire, which I will be doing after my last match here in Singapore.advertisement”I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to play this wonderful sport for so many years.”Tennis has always been my passion and I am extremely thankful for all the challenges, opportunities, partnerships and friendships it’s given me,” Hingis said.The retirement was Hingis’s third in a long and illustrious career during which she claimed 25 grand slam titles since her WTA Tour debut in 1994, five in singles, seven in mixed doubles and 13 in women’s doubles.The Swiss returned to the tour in 2006 and although she found more success in doubles than singles, she retired for a second time a year later after being handed a two-year ban for testing positive for cocaine.Hingis returned to the sport for a third time in 2013 and has enjoyed another successful spell of doubles tennis in the latest comeback, winning four women’s and six mixed doubles grand slam titles from 2015-17.The Swiss also spent 209 weeks as world number one and has won the season-ending WTA Finals twice in singles, three times in doubles and claimed a 2016 Olympic silver medal in women’s doubles with compatriot Timea Bacsinszky.(With Reuters inputs)
Tottenham Hotspur Pochettino: Tottenham have missed Wanyama’s strength Sacha Pisani 11:31 12/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur Burnley Premier League The manager is hopeful the midfielder can play an important role over the festive period for Spurs Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted Spurs have missed Victor Wanyama this season as the midfielder nears a return.Spurs have been without Wanyama since their 2-1 loss to Premier League champions Chelsea in August – the Kenyan aggravating a knee injury.While Saturday’s clash against sixth-placed Burnley will come too soon for Wanyama, Pochettino is hopeful the 26-year-old can play an important role over the festive period. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We need to see how he reacts, his knee,” said Pochettino, whose Tottenham are seventh and a point behind Burnley.”But it’s a very good feeling from him. We will see when he can be involved again. Last season, he was such an important player for us.”And this season, it’s true. In a position that you need to be strong, we have missed a player like him.”It will be fantastic if, as soon as possible, he can be again involved and available to be selected because he is a very good player; a very important player for us.”Tottenham assistant Jesus Perez added: “During pre-season, on the same day, he had two incidents. And he carried on training.”Then, we went to America and he played some minutes against PSG [in a friendly] and then we protected him until the second game of the season against Chelsea.”And he had a bad reaction from that game. We tried all the conservative measures to avoid anything major [such as an operation] and, so far, it has worked well.”And he has reacted very well to the last couple of training sessions.”
India Today Web Desk LondonSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 21:09 IST David Warner finished his Ashes with 95 runs. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSStuart Broad dismissed David Warner 7 times in the Ashes seriesWarner finished his Ashes with just 95 runs in 10 inningsDavid Warner managed to get double digit scores just 2 times in the seriesWhen Stuart Broad bowls to David Warner, you know what happens next!David Warner’s horror show with the bat came to an end as he finished the last innings of the ongoing Ashes series in a similar fashion. To one’s surprise, Warner was dismissed by pacer Stuart Broad in the second innings of the fifth Test at the Oval as the Australian opener ended his Ashes series with dreadful average of just 9.5.Broad wreaked havoc with his around-the-wicket line and removed Warner for 7th time across his 10 innings to set a new Test record.On only five other occasions has a bowler dismissed a player seven times in a single series. The last time such one sided contest between a bowler and a batsman happened was in the previous Ashes series where Australia spin bowler Nathan Lyon haunted Moeen Ali.Making a comeback into Test series after serving the one-year ban for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, Warner managed to get just 95 runs in the 5 Tests to finish with a lower average than England’s tail-ender Jack Leach.After his 61-run knock in the first innings of the 3rd Test, the 11 runs that he scored in the final innings at the Oval on Sunday was Warner’s second highest score in the series. Warner also has 3 consecutive ducks in the series.Warner had a rough time in the Ashes series but the Australian was in form of his lifetime during the World Cup 2019 where he finished the tournament as the highest run scorer and 3 hundreds.advertisementChasing 399 for win on Day of the 5th Ashes, Broad dismissed both the Australian openers cheaply. Playing on his only Ashes Test, Marcus Harris was dismissed for 9 as while Warner followed him after scoring 11 runs.The openers have not had a good time in the Ashes series as their poor outing has led to an unwanted world record. The average first wicket partnership in the Ashes 2019 after Australia’s innings in 12.55–that is lowest average opening partnership in a Test series of five or more in 113 years.The previous record was set in 1906 when the average was 14.16 in the five-Test series between South Africa and England.Also Read | David Warner is going to be a lock for Australian summer: Ricky PontingAlso Read | You’ve still got to perform, as an Australian cricketer: Langer urges struggling batsmen to step upAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow David WarnerFollow Ashes series Next 7 out of 10: Stuart Broad gets David Warner again to set new Test recordThe Ashes: David Warner was dismissed by pacer Stuart Broad in the second innings of the fifth Test at the Oval as the Australian opener ended his Ashes series with dreadful average of just 9.5.advertisement
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Larry Uteck Interchange Highway 102 will be reopened to traffic at the Larry Uteck Interchange on Thursday, June 10. The detour ramps that had been carrying traffic around the construction site will be closed so work can begin on constructing permanent ramps. During the next month one of the four traffic lanes under the overpass will be closed to allow work to continue. The closed lane will vary depending on the time. Two lanes will be open for inbound traffic in the morning and outbound traffic in the evening. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 Fax: 902-424-7116 30-
Birmingham: Ashleigh Barty said it was in “another realm” to become only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday, beating Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5. The 23-year-old French Open champion emulates Yvonne Goolagong Cawley — like her an indigenous Australian — who held it for a fortnight in 1976. Barty — the first Australian to win the French Open since Margaret Court in 1973 — displaces Japan’s Naomi Osaka as women’s world number one. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevEven more extraordinarily, it comes less than five years since she took time out from tennis to play cricket in 2014. Nevertheless, she said it had been a childhood dream to be tennis number one, even though this year her and her team had only targeted the top 10. “I mean you always dream of it as a little kid, but for it to become a reality is incredible, it really is,” said Barty after receiving the trophy in a tournament she had not dropped a set in. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’ships”It’s not something that was really in my realm. “We started from scratch without a ranking and now to be where we are, not only for me, is a massive, massive achievement for them.” Barty said it was an honour to follow in Goolagong Cawley’s footsteps. “To be able to follow in the footsteps of Yvonne, even to be mentioned in the same sentence as her, is incredible,” sad Barty. “What she’s done for our sport, for Australians all around the world, not (those) just based in Australia, she’s put us on the map. “And what she’s done for indigenous Australians is just remarkable.” Barty showed little sign of an arm injury — the same one she had going into the French Open — which saw her pull out of the doubles on Saturday where she was partnering Goerges. Barty saved two break points early in the first set but she made no mistake when she was offered the opportunity — Goerges putting a backhand wide to give the Australian a 4-2 lead. Barty closed out the set without further ado — the pick of her shots a delightful lob into the far corner which Goerges tried valiantly to get back but it dropped short of the net to give her a 5-2 lead. Goerges, though, struck back in the second set, breaking Barty in her first service game and the German held her own to move into a 3-0 lead. Barty broke back, however, when Goerges sent a forehand out to get back to 3-2. Goerges, leading 4-3, took Barty’s next service game to deuce with a superb volley, but the Australian extricated herself from trouble and levelled at 4-4. Barty had a break point in the next game but Goerges found the wherewithal to fight back and win the game to go 5-4 up.
New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy told the Supreme Court Tuesday that it had no jurisdiction to pass the two interim orders asking the Assembly Speaker to decide and, later, maintain the status quo on the resignations and disqualification of the rebel MLAs.Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Kumaraswamy, told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that the Speaker cannot be compelled to decide this issue in a time bound manner. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6PM,” Dhavan told the bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, which resumed hearing in the matter post the lunch break. Kumaraswamy also told the court that the rebel MLAs were hunting in a pack to destabilise his government and that the court should not have entertained their petitions. Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for the Speaker, told the bench that no direction was issued to the Karnataka Speaker by the court in the midnight hearing when floor test was ordered and B S Yedurappa was invited to form government last year. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedHe told the bench that the Speaker was yet to decide on the resignations and disqualification of rebel MLAs and the court had ample power to punish. Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar urged the Supreme Court to modify its earlier order directing him to maintain status quo in the ongoing political crisis in the state even as the rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs accused him of acting in a partisan manner by not deciding on their resignations. Singhvi said the Speaker would decide on both disqualifications and resignation of the rebel MLAs by Wednesday but the court should modify its earlier order asking him to maintain status quo. Senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi, appearing for the rebel MLAs, argued that the Speaker cannot keep the resignation of these MLAs pending and by doing so he is acting in a partisan manner. Countering his submissions, Singhvi told the bench that Speakers cannot be asked to decide the matter in a time-bound manner. “How can the speaker be directed to decide in a particular manner?” Singhvi asked the court. “Such orders are not passed even to a trial court.” He also said that a valid resignation should be submitted to the Speaker personally and the MLAs appeared before him only on July 11, five days after they submitted their resignations to his office. The rebel MLAs told the court that the Speaker kept their resignation pending just to disqualify them and there was nothing wrong in resigning to escape disqualification. Rohatgi submitted before the bench that the Speaker can be directed to decide on the resignation of the MLAs by 2 PM and he can take a call on their disqualification later. The bench asked Rohatgi if there was any constitutional obligation on the Speaker to decide on the MLAs’ disqualification which was initiated after the resignation. Rohatgi said the rules say to ‘decide now’ on resignation. “How can the Speaker keep it pending?”
Last week, will.i.am – musician and STEM education advocate – hosted Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson as they toured the i.am College Track after-school tutoring center in will.i.am’s hometown neighborhood of Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles, California.Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, i.am.angel Foundation President, will.i.am and The Duke of York in front of the i.am College Track Boyle Heights Boyle Heights center.Credit/Copyright: Jerod Harris/GettyThe visit was part of an information exchange between the i.am College Track program and iDEA, a recently launched Digital Enterprise Award, which aims to support more than 1 million young people in the U.K. to develop their digital skills and business ideas over the next five years. will.i.am serves on the Steering Board of iDEA. The Duke of York chairs the Steering Board. Learn more at www.onemillionyoungideas.org.uk.After a class assembly, The Duke of York, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of Yorkand i.am.angel Foundation President, will.i.am, join students from the i.am College Track Boyle Heights program for a group photo.Credit/Copyright: Jerod Harris/GettyStudents in the i.am College Track Boyle Heights program hosted a facility tour, showing The Duke of York project-based learning designed to teach computer graphics, robotics and Mandarin Chinese. After the tour, will.i.am and The Duke of York addressed students during an assembly. During the assembly The Duke of York invited i.am College Track students to visit the UK and to meet and interact with iDEA initiative participants who attend Hackney Community College in greater London.Musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist will.i.am is President of the i.am.angel foundation. The foundation operates an after-school STEM-focused tutoring center, i.am College Track, in Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles. The center serves 120 at-risk, underserved high school students who receive the equivalent of one extra year of high school education with the mission of keeping every student in school and earning grades that will qualify them to graduate and then attend college/university. To learn more about the foundation and its programs, please visit www.iamangelfoundation.org.
1 October 2008The annual United Nations treaty event to promote universal participation in more than 500 multilateral global pacts drew to a close today with a total of 43 Member States signing or ratifying 80 separate conventions, agreements, treaties and optional protocols. This year’s event – which began on 23 September – has seen the participation of many world leaders, with treaty actions from six heads of State and 21 foreign ministers. Three Member States today took part in the closing day of the event with four treaty actions. Cameroon signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol, bringing the event total to six signatures and three ratifications for the Convention and seven signatures and two ratifications for its Optional Protocol. Following in the footsteps of Laos and Tanzania from Monday, Greece and Iceland today signed the Convention on Enforced Disappearances, which received five signatures and one ratification during the event, leaving it five States short of the 20 required to enter into force. As 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the treaty event’s ethos “Universal Participation and Implementation – Dignity and Justice for All of Us,” similarly reflected this theme. The 80 treaty actions endorsed through this year’s edition of the annual event, which has taken place at the UN Headquarters since 2000, will work to support international law concerning the environment, trade, human rights and disarmament.
TORONTO — Ontario’s finance minister says he will be looking “very closely” at British Columbia’s tax aimed at foreign homebuyers as he looks for ways to address eroding affordability in Toronto’s housing market.Charles Sousa says he welcomes the 15 per cent tax that the B.C. government will charge foreign nationals looking to snap up homes in Vancouver’s scorching real estate market.Ontario should take ‘long, hard look’ at B.C.’s new tax on foreign home buyers: economistB.C. government approves plan for Vancouver tax on those leaving property vacantSousa says he is part of a committee, alongside Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong, that’s looking for ways to improve housing affordability in Canada’s hottest markets.He says it’s important to consider that any policies introduced to cool down Toronto’s hot real estate sector could have effects on other parts of the province that aren’t seeing the same problem.BMO chief economist Douglas Porter has urged the Ontario government to follow B.C.’s move, given that single detached houses in the Greater Toronto Area have jumped almost 20 per cent year-over-year.
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Notes to editors1 SMMT UK new car registrations outlook – January 20192 The Road to Zero Strategy 2018, p13: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-road-to-zero-strategy-to-lead-the-world-in-zero-emission-vehicle-technology SEE CAR REGISTRATIONS BY BRANDDOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE AND DATAThe UK’s new car market dipped -1.6% in January, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 161,013 new cars were registered for use on UK roads, with trends in fuel choice seen last year continuing in the first month of 2019.Following a decline in December, private buyers returned to showrooms – up 2.9% – registering 71,378 models in the month. Conversely, demand from business and fleet buyers fell by -33.5% and -3.4% respectively.Meanwhile, appetite for alternatively fuelled vehicles grew 26.3%, resulting in a total 6.8% market share. The performance supports the latest forecast for this sector, currently expected to rise more than a quarter by the end of 2019 to around 177,000 units.1 Some 86,000 of these cars are set to be ultra low emission plug-in hybrids and battery electrics – taking plug-in market share to around 3.7% as an ever-increasing number of models come on sale. However, this level is still at the lower end of government ambitions, underlining the need for greater purchase incentives and investment in charging infrastructure.2Petrol demand also grew in January, up 7.3%, but this was not enough to offset another month of decline for diesel, as registrations fell -20.3%.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,It’s encouraging to see car registrations in January broadly on par with a year ago as the latest high tech models and deals attracted buyers into showrooms. This, however, is still the fifth consecutive month of overall decline in the market. To restore momentum, we need supportive policies, not least on vehicle taxation, to encourage buyers to invest in new, cleaner vehicles that best suit their driving needs – from the latest petrols and diesels to an ever growing range of exciting electrified vehicles. This would be good for the environment and good for the industry and those who depend on it. UK new car market dips -1.6% in January as 161,013 models leave forecourts.Private buyers boost the market in first month of 2019, but fail to offset declines in business and fleet registrations.Demand for electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surges – up 26.3%, with petrols rising 7.3%.
The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Oct. 15 to 19.All are open for the University community to attend.Master of Science thesis defencesJay Douglas, a Master of Science candidate in the Computer Sciences Department, will present his thesis “Efficient Merging and Decomposition Variants of Cooperative Particle Swarm Optimization for Large Scale Problems” on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. in Mackenzie Chown H313. This defence will be a report defence. His examination committee members are Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Shahryar Rahnamayan, External Examiner (University of Ontario Institute of Technology); Beatrice Ombuki-Berman, Supervisor; and Brian Ross and Robson De Grande (Committee Members).—Eseroghene Balota, a Master of Science candidate in the Earth Sciences Department, will present his thesis titled “Western Pacific Paleoceanography Across the Early-Middle Pleistocene Boundary ~773 KA, Marine Isotope Stage 19): Dinoflagellate Cysts of the Chiba Composite Section, Japan” by video conference on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. in McKenzie Chown H313.His examination committee members are Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Audrey Limoges, External Examiner (University of New Brunswick); Martin Head, Supervisor; and Francine McCarthy and Rich Cheel, Committee Members.
DANNY KEEFE ISN’T your average six-year-old.Small for his age, he stands out of the crowd in his dapper suit, tie and jaunty fedora.When he was born, the Bostonian suffered a brain haemorrhage, and his parents were told he would have serious health problems.But the plucky kid hasn’t let anything – including speech issues – stand in his way, and is the water boy for the Bridgewater Badgers Division 5 Peewees team.So when his teammates heard that some people were picking on Danny for the way he speaks, they decided to do something very special…(WCVB Channel Boston/YouTube)Read: Dog survives 90km ride stuck in bumper after being hit by car>
Washougal – Washougal Superintendent Mike Stromme has announced that he is leaving the district after the current school year to work for Vancouver Public Schools.The Washougal school board is inviting the community to a public forum to provide input on the skills and qualifications they feel are desired for Stromme’s successor. The group is scheduled to meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the commons at Columbia River Gorge Elementary School and Jemtegaard Middle School, 35300 S.E. Evergreen Highway, Washougal.The district hired Northwest Leadership Associates to conduct the candidate search. Those unable to attend the forum can fill out an online survey to provide input into the process. The survey can be found at www.washougal.k12.wa.us.
SEATTLE — The state of Washington is counting on the average marijuana user to smoke a joint every three days.Under the state’s consumption estimate for a legal pot market, the math breaks down to 80 million joints, or the equivalent in pot, smoked by roughly 650,000 adults every year. That’s 123 joints per user annually.The state’s consumption estimate is important because it drives licensing for pot production, including the number of growers and the size of their operations. Underestimating statewide consumption could hand customers to illicit dealers, according to state officials. Overestimating could lead to surplus weed being diverted to other states.But the state recognizes that the joint is losing popularity, particularly with younger stoners. A panel discussion at the Drug Policy Alliance’s upcoming biennial conference is even titled: “Is the joint obsolete?”Edibles, topicals and concentrates, such as hash oil, have become so popular that the state figures the market for those products will be as large as the more traditional buds and flowers combusted in joints and pipes.When the state-regulated system starts selling pot next year, consumers are expected to annually use 40 metric tons of buds and flowers, and another 40 metric tons of the so-called extracts: pot-infused edibles, liquids and topicals, plus hash oil in various forms called wax, shatter and budder.
The Association of Magazine Media has hired a new market research head. Anthony Sarcone will be the association’s senior vice president of marketing initiatives and insight, reporting directly to president and CEO Mary Berner.Sarcone will be leading MPA‘s research initiatives as they relate to showing how magazine media can influence branding and culture.Also under Sarcone’s watch will be PIB, of which he’ll be president. Sarcone was most recently owner and partner of Solveris Marketing Communications. He’s also held marketing director positions at Bon Appétit and Condé Nast’s bridal group. Sarcone joins just as Berner has been touting magazine brands as a cross-platform media opportunity for marketers, simultaneously pushing the power of print, but also the overall impact magazines can have digitally as well.Accordingly, the MPA is looking for new ways to report market information—print is only one part of a larger story, after all. In April, Berner told FOLIO: that PIB reporting is evolving and the MPA is examining ways to broaden its traditional print advertising metrics to digital. “We’re very focused on trying to expand PIB measurement to include all of the digital advertising as well. We should have that in the next several months,” she said.Berner didn’t offer any more details in light of Sarcone’s appointment, but the intention is clear. “I hired Tony because he is a very experienced research and marketing executive, and we look to his considerable talents to help lead our efforts in establishing and communicating metrics that more accurately represent the reach and effectiveness of Magazine Media,” she says.
Tumblr’s ban on adult content went into effect Monday, and it didn’t take long for users to bare their naked thoughts on the move.The blogging platform announced the change Dec. 3 in a post titled “A better, more positive Tumblr.” On Monday, a new post apologized for what the site admitted has “not been an easy transition.” Flagged content will be hidden, not deleted, the site reported.”Written content such as erotica, nudity related to political or newsworthy speech, and nudity found in art, specifically sculptures and illustrations, is also stuff that can be freely posted on Tumblr,” the post says. “Although, photorealistic imagery or photography – images, videos, or GIFs — with real humans that include exposed genitals or female-presenting (yeah, we know you hate this term) nipples or depict sex acts is not allowed per our guidelines.”Breastfeeding and nudity in art are still OK to post. Users quickly found flaws in Tumblr’s implementation of the ban. Some found tricks to get around the flagging process, others saw legitimate content hidden.Asked for comment, Tumblr referred CNET back to the Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 posts, as well as the site’s posted updates to its community guidelines. Tags Images Tumblr users said were incorrectly hidden include:Photos of cats, birds and rocks: Things that were flagged on @tumblr: -Smoke art-BNHA fanart-A field of flowers-woman in cosplay-leather boots-men kissing-A puppy-Fat sphinx catThings that weren’t flagged: -75% of the nsfw content on my side blog-Bots-Literal NAZISFIX YOUR SHIT TUMBLR.#TumblrLogOff— Snow F. (@SnowySpaceship) December 17, 2018 A pixelated Pokemon: FREE THE FEMALE PRESENTING NIPPLE #tumblrprotest pic.twitter.com/u90s08qiXc— bukkake bitch (@bipolarhippy) December 14, 2018 Post a comment #tumblrprotest if you are boycotting tomorrow make sure to pass the plan around pic.twitter.com/4pXpsp23RK— Angharad Griffiths (@Angiepose) December 16, 2018 Too late. You blew it #TumblrIsDeadParty #nsfw #tumblrpurge pic.twitter.com/PagEG2QOIr— xstumbl (@xstumbl) December 12, 2018 I’m doing #TumblrLogOff because their idiotic algorithm thought a text post with a single pixelated pokemon was NSFW. Thanks @tumblr, your already nigh-unusable site just got worse!— Duke (@laangdons) December 17, 2018 Anyways tumblr is dead to me because they flagged these set of pictures pic.twitter.com/eqjED9mVTH— 🌙 litchi 🌙 (@suicunepng) December 16, 2018 This cosplay tutorial: In a fairly meta move, some people posted their Tumblr issues on Tumblr itself.Although the ban may have been well-intentioned, many users clearly disagreed with how it was implemented. #Tumblr how’s this for female presenting nipples #tumblrlogoff pic.twitter.com/PRNm2eoTiv— Momo (@AS_Flow_MoMo) December 17, 2018 I’m officially off #Tumblr for the next 24hrs in protest of their new policy changes that do nothing to stop porn bots & child predators but do harm artists, gamers, social justice blogs, body positivy blogs & many others #TumblrLogOff— LevelUpLynn 🦄 (@LevelUpLynn) December 17, 2018 hey @tumblr maybe you might want to listen to the people using your site, and actually ban literal nazis and pedophiles instead of “female-presenting nipples” and content you’ve deemed “nsfw” (how the fuck is my aesthetic picture of a pool nsfw?) #tumblrprotest #tumblrpurge— december chrimms time babeys 🙂 (@AgentAngelace) December 17, 2018 0 Today, we mourn the loss of female presenting nipples, but celebrate their legacy.. #tumblr— 🧛🏻♀️Nicole Maines🧛🏻♀️ (@NicoleAMaines) December 17, 2018 “…female-presenting (yeah, we know you hate the term) nipples…”……well that doesn’t sound patronizing at all…. #TumblrLogOff #Tumblr https://t.co/E4mHjR4ulj— RecordRewind (@record_rewind) December 17, 2018 And even Tumblr’s own post announcing the ban: A photo of a pool: First published Dec. 17, 11:18 a.m. PT. Update, Dec. 17 at 11:57 a.m. PT: Adds response from Tumblr.Update, Dec, 17 at 12:17 p.m. PT: Adds Tumblr user posts relating to ban. Prudishness aside, can we address the hyphen? It implies the nipples are presenting the females.— Sad Lieutenant (@unocajone) December 17, 2018 An ancient Egyptian tomb: maybe the real female-presenting nipples were the friends we met along the way pic.twitter.com/UdyMRZoCzV— Animated Text (@animatedtext) December 10, 2018 not the best look for tumblr to try cutesily distancing itself from “female-presenting nipples” while actually doubling down on it pic.twitter.com/nCQnHLLUgC— Rave Sashayed (@_sashayed) December 17, 2018 A man’s chest, but not when next to an owl: A sleepy penguin: #Tumblr just flagged as “adult” this post I published relative to the recent archaeological discovery in Egypt … pic.twitter.com/nqARBqEcMf— bittenapple (@bittenapple) December 16, 2018 YOU FLAGGED A PICTURE OF MISTER ROGERS AND A MAILMAN!That is all. #TumblrProtest— Kaylee Fuhr (@KayleeFuhr) December 17, 2018 The term “female-presenting nipples,” mentioned in the Tumblr post about images that aren’t allowed, came in for special ridicule from users, especially for the way the site acknowledged the term was problematic. the problem isn’t that We Hate That Term;), although it’s stupid and we do, it’s that the whole idea that the female body is inherently sexual is Fucked Up And Bad, yall— Rave Sashayed (@_sashayed) December 17, 2018 Hashtags including #TumblrLogOff, #TumblrPurge, #TumblrIsDeadParty and #TumblrProtest objected to the way the changes were being implemented, and some urged users to stay off the site for 24 hours in protest. My most popular #cosplay tutorial was flagged on Tumblr as inappropriate… What are they smoking over there? pic.twitter.com/OpgWOTQRoN— Quinn-tessential (@HorrorShadows) December 17, 2018 #tumblr #tumblrisdeadparty”We did it! We fixed our site by deleting all the porn!” pic.twitter.com/fu8fmkZ3eV— Takashi Shirogane (@Starry_Paladin) December 3, 2018 Signed out of @Tumblr for 24 hours. If they’re going to crash and sink their own ship, might as well make it go ALL THE WAY DOWN. #TumblrIsDeadParty— Merry Impmas (@ImperfectXIII) December 17, 2018 So here’s something. Users are testing the limits of Tumblr’s new algorithm that flags adult content (aka “censorbot”). This one found that a man’s chest was flagged, but a man’s chest next a 50% scale owl went unnoticed. Things seem to be going greathttps://t.co/FU1MudA0K9 pic.twitter.com/Tmm0JyPWJC— Chappell Ellison ٩( ᐛ )و✎ (@ChappellTracker) December 7, 2018 #tumblrpurge remember when THEIR OWN POST ANNOUNCING THE BAN WAS FLAGGEDYeahThe only people arguing that #tumblr staff know what theyre doing is the staff themselves #tumblrban #tumblrpurge #tumblrboycott pic.twitter.com/o8sAlcIP2r— Team True Alpha ⭕️ (@VOlDlAS) December 17, 2018 Share your voice Mister Rogers and a mailman (was it Mr. “Speedy Delivery” McFeely?): Pictures of my cat and photos of birds and rocks got flagged but i still had to block four porn bots yesterday #TumblrIsDeadParty #Tumblr— European Gay Disaster Girl (@kissesgrell) December 17, 2018 The items on this list, which includes “a puppy” and “leather boots”: tumblr users: “hey guys, if you could do something about the pedophiles, porn bots, and white supremacists, that would be great.”tumblr staff: “ban the female nipple but let the nazis stay. got it. 👌”users: “no, that’s not what–”staff: “w e g o t i t 👌👌👌”#TumblrLogOff— beam me up, guy (@cali4niaenglsh) December 17, 2018 this just in: porn bots on tumblr are evading being flagged/taken down by just straight up tagging their sexy posts as ‘SFW’ and it workslike, this is some Looney Tunes shit 2018 pic.twitter.com/JdnP8aoMcL— Girls and Gay (@InsomniaArrest) December 11, 2018 Online Pornography Tumblr
Read Google Home Hub review Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Read the Rylo camera preview $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. 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. $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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 It Sprint $6 at Tidal 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. Amazon 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. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 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. 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. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Comments Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See It See at Turo $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) 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. 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. 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). Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET On this podcast, we talk about: New reports that President Donald Trump may have known about Wikileaks’ 2016 dump of Democrats’ hacked emailsA new task force at the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize Silicon ValleyThe lifting of the last constraint on AT&T’s takeover of HBO parent Time Warner The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Wikileaks may bring Trump’s latest crisis (The 3:59, Ep. 526) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Read DJI Osmo Action preview See It $520 at HP 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. $155 at Google Express $999 Politics Security Mobile Read the AirPods review $60 at Best Buy Chris Monroe/CNET $299 at Amazon 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. Apple iPhone XS Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) The Daily Charge Turo $999 The Cheapskate See it 7 $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Rylo Share your voice Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Time Warner AT&T WikiLeaks Donald Trump FTC,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. Boost Mobile 2 Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Your browser does not support the audio element. $210 at Best Buy Comments Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon
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