CALGARY — Snow-covered highways in southern Alberta reopened Sunday as stuck or smashed vehicles were removed, but snowfall advisories and even a blizzard warning remained in effect in some areas as the storm tracked into Saskatchewan.Environment Canada says a strong low-pressure system brought heavy snow and strong winds to much of central and southern Alberta on Saturday into Sunday morning.It says the system even produced a few short-lived severe thunderstorms in the southeast corner of Alberta before blizzard conditions descended on the area Saturday evening.The Trans-Canada Highway east of Calgary was closed in both directions on Saturday, while police said travel was restricted on the highway west of the city as crews responded to a crash involving four semis and 11 other vehicles. No serious injuries were reported.Calgary received between 10 and 20 centimetres of snow, while Cochrane west of the city got 30 centimetres. A blizzard warning remained in effect Sunday for Cypress Hill Provincial Park and Foremost in the province’s southeast.Calgary International Airport reported 49 cancellations of arriving or departing flights on Saturday, and five flights that were diverted.Electric utility Fortis reported that snow and wind caused power outages south of Calgary and that weather conditions and road closures slowed repairs.“We’re mobilizing our crews from across the province to help with the continued storm restoration,” Fortis tweeted on Sunday.Police in Calgary cautioned against travelling on Sunday and had to cancel their annual half-marathon.“Committee members assessed the course and found snow drifts in place of more than two feet. This course is a challenging one at the best of times, and while there are those who will have trained well, today’s race conditions are even more difficult,” the department said in a news release.Forecasters said the blizzard was expected to leave the province Sunday afternoon, which meant a blizzard warning was issued next door in southwestern Saskatchewan.The Saskatchewan government’s Highway Hotline reported Sunday that the Trans-Canada Highway was closed from the Alberta boundary to Swift Current, a stretch that’s close to 170 kilometres long.The Canadian Press
September 10, 2019
$49 Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know See All Adorama See It Tags Apple 17 Photos 0 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • See it Post a comment News • Amazon Echo Dot deal: 3 for $70 Preview • Amazon’s third Echo Dot takes a few cues from the Google Home Mini 1:43 $29 Amazon Prime Day 2019 Share your voice This Amazon site handles your biggest, bulkiest purchases See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation, Charcoal) Crutchfield Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Amazon Echo Dot $29 Amazon could be charging retailers for making losses on Prime Day promo sales. Angela Lang/CNET Amazon is reportedly charging some grocery brands an additional fee during 2019 Prime Day if their promotional sales fall short and cause a loss for Amazon. The charge will “fund the profitability gap,” CNBC reported Tuesday, citing an email allegedly sent to the retailer’s vendors.Amazon Prime Day is arriving July 15-16 and will see a massive sale on Amazon. Mobile Smart Home Smart Speakers & Displays Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Prime Day 2019: Don’t miss these early deals Amazon Prime Day 2019: Where to find the best deals on smartwatches and fitness trackers Now playing: Watch this: See It Review • Amazon Echo Dot 3 review: Alexa’s best Dot yet plays defense $49 Best Buy According to the report, though, Amazon will then waive the usual $500 placement fee to run Prime Day promotions for these grocery brands. “This year we’ve decided not to charge placement fees for inclusion in deal events, but instead we request our vendors to fund a [deal] if it’s unprofitable for the duration of the deal,” the email from Amazon reportedly said. “If additional funding is required, it will be based off total unprofitable units sold for the duration of the deal.”Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Early Prime Day deals include sales on Amazon Music Unlimited, Fire TV Recast, the Echo Dot, the Chamberlain myQ smart garage door opener, the Amazon Cloud Cam and Apple AirPods with a wireless charging case. Also expected to go on sale are Amazon’s full range of Echo speakers, Fire tablets, Fire TV streamers, Kindle readers and Blink cameras. reading • Amazon will reportedly make grocery brands pay for Prime Day losses Amazon Prime Amazon Apple
August 31, 2019
August 31, 2019
Guwahati: A day after publication of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, political parties and organisations in Assam slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for trying to politicise the issue, terming her criticism unjustified as the NRC is neither against Bengalis nor Muslims. Former Chief Minister and Asom Gana Parishad leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta condemned Banerjee for criticizing the NRC and said that the historical document which was updated and published on Monday was not against the Bengalis and the Muslims. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “Mamata Banerjee is trying to use the issue for political gains, which is not justified,” said Mahanta, who had led the six year long students’ movement from 1979 to 1985, known as Assam movement that sought to detect and deport illegal foreigners in Assam. He also said that the Assam model of NRC updation can also be used in other states. Also opposed to granting long term visa to Bangladeshis in India, Mahanta said that as the NRC updation process is on track now and the draft NRC is already published, there is no need for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2016. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Congress leader and former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi slammed Banerjee for her statements on the NRC, advising her to rather concentrate on West Bengal politics. “Mamata Banerjee should not worry about what happens in Assam. She should be bothered with the politics of West Bengal. There is no question of harassment of genuine Indian citizens in the name of NRC updation. We are here to protect each genuine Indian citizens from harassment,” he said. Assam Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also attacked the West Bengal Chief Minister over her criticism of the NRC, saying those who know the process would not object to it. “The people of Assam irrespective of caste, creed and communities have understood the process and that is why there is no protest across the state despite having over 40 lakh names out of the draft NRC. Mamata Banerjee has no right to comment on the NRC in Assam,” said Sarma while adding that the West Bengal government did not cooperate with the Assam government with updating the NRC. “Every state has a responsibility as Assam government had sought verification of documents of those people who migrated from other states. The West Bengal government did not even cooperate. She is now aware about the process which has been done under the monitoring of Supreme Court,” he added.
August 19, 2019
Need a home office? You can rent one at a stranger’s house << Previous PostNext Post >> LONDON — If you’re a home-based agent who’s in dire need of some extra work space, you’re in luck! The latest trend in shared accommodations has people renting out their home offices and even seats at their kitchen table to those in search of a bit more elbow room.The rise of self-employment and soaring office costs are fuelling demand for shared office space in metropolitan areas, with a handful of firms renting workspace by the hour, similar to the way Airbnb offers overnight stays. Vrumi, founded in 2015, says it has 5,000 registered users and 120,000 square feet of rentable workspace across the U.K. London-based Spacehop joined the market last year, as did Breather, a four-year-old company that operates in the U.S. and Canada.It’s the latest development of the so-called sharing economy, where those looking for extra cash are generating income any way they can with the help of the internet and smartphone apps. Space itself has become a commodity, with people renting their driveways to commuters searching for parking, attics to apartment dwellers in need of storage and garden plots to those who want to grow their own tomatoes.More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedBoxful in Hong Kong promises to declutter your life by collecting and storing unneeded belongings. In Spain, LetMeSpace provides a marketplace to rent out anything from parking spaces to unused storage. Pubs are renting out space in the morning to people looking for peace to work, said Catherine Cottney, manager of trends at business research firm Mintel.“It’s the final frontier,” Cottney said. “People are recognizing the worth of space and they’re looking to maximize that.”With an abundance of investors and a computer-literate entrepreneurial population, the U.K. is driving the trend in Europe. In Britain, platform revenues more than tripled to 850 million pounds ($1.1 billion) in the three years through 2015, according to a study by PwC. Peer-to-peer accommodation, which includes shared office space as well as overnight stays like Airbnb, accounted for 27% of that total. Globally, PwC estimates that revenues in the sharing economy were about $15 billion in 2015.The move toward new workspaces dovetails with changes in the workplace itself.More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsCary Cooper, an expert on workplace issues at Alliance Manchester Business School, said he’s surprised the Airbnb model didn’t come to office space sooner, and he believes it will grow as millennials seek flexibility and others seek to make a living.For example, Lavinia Osbourne started her own financial counselling business in the wake of the global economic crisis but found working at home was too difficult when she needed to meet clients. She struggled to find peace and quiet working in coffee shops and hotel lobbies.Her solution? Renting a seat at Claire Brynteson’s dining table, as advertised on Spacehop, where filmmakers, entrepreneurs and novelists sit down to work with other creative people. There, for 22 pounds a day, she gets one of eight places at the table, Wi-Fi, and access to the kitchen and bathroom.Fringe benefits include sliding glass doors that look out over a tree-lined garden and visits from Coco, the family cat. Posted by Share Travelweek Group With file from The Associated Press Thursday, March 2, 2017 Tags: Sphere