Is TCI on its way to a new constitution or closer to

first_img Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – This week the dialogue on those possibilities begin… and the Chairman of that all-important constitutional review commission is convening his first press conference today… Daniel Malcolm Sr, a South Caicos businessman was the seventh and final person named to the constitutional committee… which has as its main mandate to identify ways the 2011 TCI Constitution could be made less ‘regressive’ as it has been dubbed and to lead the exploration of whether independence for The Turks and Caicos Islands is a viable option, now. Mr. Malcolm who served as Chairman on the Constitutional Modernisation Reform Body, presented on Decolonization at the United Nations and is a former leader of the Progressive National Party. He was unanimously supported by the house of Assembly; his name submitted by the Premier. Other members of this bi-partisan committee: from the PNP side, Hon Don Hue Gardiner, Border Control Minister and Member from North and Middle Caicos; Hon Akierra Missick who is Deputy Premier with Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services in her portfolio as the member from Long Bay and Leeward; and Carlos Simons, Deputy Leader of the PNP and all island candidate in the last general elections – all are attorneys by profession. For the Official Opposition, PDM: Leader Sharlene Robinson, first All Island member and a lawyer; North and Middle Caicos Caretaker, Ashwood Forbes, also an attorney and party Deputy Leader and Five Cays member, Sean Astwood, a businessman and Chamber of Commerce Vice President. Mr Malcolm in a media invite said the committee will hold a first meeting this Friday, in Grand Turk. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Related Items:2011 constitution, ak, ashwood forbes, chamber of commerce, daniel malcolm, donhue gardiner, Pdm, pnp, sean astwood, sharlene cartwright-robinson, tci constitutionslast_img read more

Barcelona will support Dembele says general manager

first_imgThe 21-year-old is being criticized because he has problems with punctuality and was sick during the weekendDuring the week, France national team manager Didier Deschamps was honest and said that Ousmane Dembele had problems with punctuality.The 21-year-old was also sick this weekend and did not appear in Barcelona’s match against Real Betis.But now the Blaugrana general manager Pep Segura has come out in defense of the youngster.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“There’s no problem with Dembele,” Segura was quoted by ESPN in a talk with radio Cadena Ser.“It’s a normal situation for a young player with a lot of talent who has arrived at a club as big as Barca, full of great players. He had never experienced that before and there’s an adaptation process that he has to go through.”“He’s really young and he’s never had to get up to adjust to a playing style like ours. We admit he’s finding it difficult. He also recognizes that. What we are doing is working as hard as possible so that he can adapt in the best possible way,” he added.“As of today we have no offers for Dembele and we have no plans to change the structure of the squad.”last_img read more

Yemens coach believes the team can beat Iran

first_imgFor Slovak manager Jan Kocian, his team has what it takes to beat Iran in the opening match of Group D in the 2019 Asian Cup.In a couple of hours, Yemen and Iran will open Group D hostilities in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.The game will be played today at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).“The world knows Iran. They had a great 2018 FIFA World Cup and in Carlos Queiroz, one of the best coaches in the world,” Kocian told the press as reported by Fox Sports Asia.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“We are, however, not going to let that get to us. We already have a concept of how we are going to play.”“We respect Iran, Iraq, and Vietnam but we are not going to be afraid,” he said in the news conference ahead of the match,” he added.“There is no pressure on the team and as a ‘small’ team, we are allowed to dream and that dream is to defeat Iran.”last_img read more

Acer updates two notebook lines with Ryzen processors

first_img $999 $59 at eBay Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Best Buy Tags Mentioned Above Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-57CP – 14″ – Core i5 7200U – 8 GB RAM – 256 GB SSD – US International $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 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. $999 $60 at Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview 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. 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. $6 at Tidal TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Amazon DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read the Rylo camera preview 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. 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. Chris Monroe/CNET See it Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice 7 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 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). Acer’s Swift 3 notebook is getting a processor upgrade. Acer Acer is beefing up a pair of its notebook lines with new chip muscle.The computer maker said Wednesday that the Nitro 5 and Swift 3 notebooks would be powered by the second generation of AMD’s Ryzen mobile processor. The announcement comes a week before the start of the Computex tech show in Taiwan.The Nitro 5 — a notebook aimed at gamers — is getting the second-generation Ryzen 7 3750H processor and the Radeon RX 560X graphics card. “Users can expect stunning visuals and responsive performance from the new AMD technology,” Acer said in a statement.The productivity-focused Swift 3 is getting the second-generation Ryzen 7 3700U processor and Radeon Vega graphics card. Acer says the notebook’s power can perform computing-intensive tasks such as video editing and tackle casual gaming.The beefier notebooks will be on display at Acer’s Computex booth from May 28 through June 2. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It Post a comment $299 at Amazon AMD Acer,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. center_img Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It Read Google Home Hub review $999 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Acer Swift 3 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 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP Share your voice 0 Comments Boost Mobile See at Turo 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Laptops Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $999 See It Rylo Sprint See it Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon The Cheapskate Read the AirPods review 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. Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Turo $210 at Best Buy Review • A better-looking budget laptop 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. Sarah Tew/CNETlast_img read more

Apple Music Unveils Its Top 100 Songs and Albums for 2018

first_imgApple Music today unveiled its most-streamed songs and albums of 2018 — and not surprisingly, Drake was at the top of both lists (and had 3 of the Top 5 songs). Just an unsurprisingly, both lists are dominated by hip-hop, pop and R&B. The company also included its editorial selections for artist, breakout artist, song and album of the year.The lists appear in full below.Apple Music’s Top 100 Global Songs 41Camila CabelloNever Be the Same 48Gucci ManeMr. Davis 3Post Malonerockstar (feat. 21 Savage) 77Ariana GrandeGod is a woman 5Post MalonePsycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) 37Charlie PuthVoicenotes 9BlocBoy JBLook Alive (feat. Drake) 65Jay Rock,Kendrick Lamar,Future & James BlakeKing’s Dead 52French MontanaUnforgettable (feat. Swae Lee) 47Original Broadway Cast of HamiltonHamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) 67The Weeknd & Kendrick LamarPray For Me 38THE CARTERSEVERYTHING IS LOVE 54Post MaloneCandy Paint 14Post MaloneBetter Now 45Imagine DragonsThunder 51A$AP RockyTESTING 11Lil Uzi VertLuv Is Rage 2 77French MontanaJungle Rules 94Nicki MinajChun-Li 93Kodak BlackPainting Pictures 32A Boogie wit da HoodieThe Bigger Artist 96HalseyBad at Love 13Lil BabyHarder Than Ever 92A$AP FergStill Striving 16BazziMine Popular on Variety 29GunnaDrip Season 3 3Cardi BInvasion of Privacy 18Kendrick Lamar & SZAAll The Stars 50DJ KhaledGrateful 53OzunaOdisea 32Cardi BBartier Cardi (feat. 21 Savage) 35Bruno Mars24K Magic 34Maroon 5Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B) 4XXXTENTACION? 36The WeekndCall Out My Name 39DrakeI’m Upset 1DrakeGod’s Plan 98benny blanco,Halsey & KhalidEastside 40NFLet You Down 47KhalidYoung Dumb & Broke 42XXXTENTACIONFuck Love (feat. Trippie Redd) 13Juice WRLDLucid Dreams 44MarshmelloSilence (feat. Khalid) 76J. ColeKOD 6Cardi B,Bad Bunny & J BalvinI Like It 87Kendrick Lamar,The Weeknd & SZABlack Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By 71Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman EnsembleThis Is Me 49Marshmello & Anne-MarieFRIENDS 30Luke CombsThis One’s for You 68Frank OceanBlonde 19Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia LineMeant to Be 53XXXTENTACIONchanges 9J. ColeKOD 23Nicki MinajQueen 56Post MaloneBall For Me (feat. Nicki Minaj) 805 Seconds of SummerYoungblood 16SZACtrl 59Cardi BBe Careful 89Maroon 5What Lovers Do (feat. SZA) 60Meek MillWins & Losses 62DrakeMob Ties 63G-Eazy & HalseyHim & I 78YoungBoy Never Broke AgainOutside Today 11Lil Baby & DrakeYes Indeed 66Hailee Steinfeld & AlessoLet Me Go (feat. Florida Georgia Line & watt) 17Dua LipaDua Lipa 68Kendrick LamarLOVE. (FEAT. ZACARI.) 38Khalid & NormaniLove Lies 86FutureDS2 (Deluxe) 36Shawn MendesShawn Mendes 64MiguelWar & Leisure 69Lil Uzi VertXO TOUR Llif3 39LogicBobby Tarantino II 98Lil PeepCome Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1 8Various ArtistsThe Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 79Bruno MarsDoo-Wops & Hooligans 5Travis ScottASTROWORLD 31Rich The KidThe World Is Yours 75Kendrick LamarHUMBLE. 87Shawn MendesIn My Blood 96Anne-MarieSpeak Your Mind 91Adele21 7Chris BrownHeartbreak on a Full Moon 62Chance the RapperColoring Book 73EminemRiver (feat. Ed Sheeran) Apple Music’s Best Music of 2018 – Editorial SelectionsArtist of the year: DrakeBreakout Artist of the Year: Juice WRLDSong of the Year: I Like It – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny & J. BalvinAlbum of the Year: Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves 8821 SavageBank Account 10Offset & Metro BoominRic Flair Drip 815 Seconds of SummerYoungblood 84Ed SheeranPerfect Duet (with Beyoncé) 976LACKEast Atlanta Love Letter 97ZAYNDusk Till Dawn (feat. Sia) [Radio Edit] 49BazziCOSMIC 15Juice WRLDGoodbye & Good Riddance 41H.E.R.H.E.R. 34Travis ScottBirds in the Trap Sing McKnight 82Imagine DragonsWhatever It Takes 58Lil PumpGucci Gang 2DrakeNice For What 43Lil YachtyLil Boat 2 40Playboi CartiDie Lit 95Bryson TillerTrue to Self 100Lil SkiesRed Roses (feat. Landon Cube) 25Lil SkiesLife of a Dark Rose 85Kanye WestAll Mine 37Ed SheeranShape of You 33MigosCulture 24G-EazyNo Limit (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B) 266ix9ineFEFE (feat. Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz) 64Dua LipaIDGAF 15Migos,Nicki Minaj & Cardi BMotorSport 55J. Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive 56Bryson TillerT R A P S O U L 1421 Savage,Offset & Metro BoominWithout Warning 846ix9ineDAY69: Graduation Day 60Post MaloneCongratulations (feat. Quavo) 92Selena GomezBack to You 18Camila CabelloCamila 6Ed Sheeran÷ 79MiguelSky Walker (feat. Travis Scott) 99DJ KhaledWild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) 83MacklemoreGEMINI 17DrakeNonstop 28Lil WayneTha Carter V 2Post Malonebeerbongs & bentleys 26G-EazyThe Beautiful & Damned 21MigosWalk It Talk It (feat. Drake) 24Kanye Westye 27Calvin Harris & Dua LipaOne Kiss 52Imagine DragonsEvolve 74Luis Fonsi & Daddy YankeeDespacito (feat. Justin Bieber) 85Various ArtistsLove, Simon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 90Famous DexPick It Up (feat. A$AP Rocky) 7XXXTENTACIONSAD! 82Mac MillerSwimming 35Bruno MarsFinesse (Remix) [feat. Cardi B] 63Justin TimberlakeMan of the Woods 25XXXTENTACIONMoonlight 28Ed SheeranPerfect 1DrakeScorpion 45Lil PumpLil Pump 59Kane BrownKane Brown Apple Music’s Top 100 Global Albums 44RussThere’s Really A Wolf 57Rae Sremmurd,Swae Lee & Slim JxmmiSR3MM 46Daniel CaesarFreudian 43XXXTENTACIONJocelyn Flores 30Dua LipaNew Rules 89Sam SmithThe Thrill of It All 48Selena Gomez & MarshmelloWolves 70The ChainsmokersMemories…Do Not Open 95YGBIG BANK (feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj) 91Post MaloneRich & Sad 5421 SavageIssa Album 20The WeekndMy Dear Melancholy, 31TygaTaste (feat. Offset) 55Ella MaiBoo’d Up 58YoungBoy Never Broke AgainAI YoungBoy 42Future & Young ThugSUPER SLIMEY 12KhalidAmerican Teen 61FutureBEASTMODE 2 83Logic1-800-273-8255(feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid) 27EminemKamikaze 72Imagine DragonsBeliever 74BeyoncéBEYONCÉ (Platinum Edition) 78Taylor Swiftreputation 51Sam SmithToo Good at Goodbyes 67Calvin HarrisFunk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 70Gucci ManeI Get the Bag (feat. Migos) 93Rich The KidNew Freezer (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 71Bebe RexhaAll Your Fault, Pt. 2 – EP 72P!nkBeautiful Trauma 76Little MixGlory Days: The Platinum Edition 22Kodak BlackProject Baby 2: All Grown Up 75Trippie ReddLIFE’S A TRIP 90Ty Dolla $ignBeach House 3 10XXXTENTACION17 21Ariana GrandeSweetener 86Drake & Michael JacksonDon’t Matter To Me 19YoungBoy Never Broke AgainUntil Death Call My Name 81FutureHNDRXX 65Lil Baby & GunnaDrip Harder 73FutureFUTURE 61Travis ScottButterfly Effect 80RudimentalThese Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen) 69Wiz KhalifaRolling Papers 2 4DrakeIn My Feelings 29Cardi BBodak Yellow 33MigosStir Fry 46Rich The KidPlug Walk 57Kodak BlackRoll in Peace (feat. XXXTENTACION) 66PnB RockCatch These Vibes 88Adele25 50Lil DickyFreaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown) 23Zedd,Maren Morris & GreyThe Middle 20Ariana Grandeno tears left to cry 94NAVRECKLESS 12Post MaloneI Fall Apart 99YGSTAY DANGEROUS 100Einstein Baby Lullaby AcademyBaby Lullaby: Relaxing Piano Lullabies and Natural Sleep Aid for Baby Sleep Music 22Travis ScottSICKO MODE 8Camila CabelloHavana (feat. Young Thug) ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

ICSE schools to resume classes from Monday

first_imgKolkata: The ICSE-affiliated schools in Bengal have decided to resume classes from Monday following improvement in weather conditions, a senior member of the Association of Head of ICSE Schools said today. This was decided during a meeting held by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), on a different issue, yesterday, after the representatives of the association, took up the issue of suspension of classes since June 20, the association’s General Secretary of Bengal chapter, Nabarun Dey, told PTI. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights “As the issue came up during the meeting that held on a different issue yesterday, it was decided that in view of improvement in weather conditions, the schools can resume classes from Monday and most of them are expected to do so,” Dey said. Classes were suspended across various ICSE schools in wake of the state education department’s notification and subsequent letter by CISCE recommending suspension of classes due to severe heat conditions, he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed The CISCE on June 19 called upon principals of all affiliated schools in West Bengal “to adhere and comply” with the request of the state government to suspend classes, due to the sweltering heat. “The government of West Bengal has decided to suspend classes in government, government-sponsored and non-government aided schools in West Bengal from June 20 to 30, 2018 due to extreme hot weather conditions,” the CISCE had referred to the state government’s June 19 notification, in its letter. The school, where Dey is the principal, had suspended classes on June 21 and 22 following the council’s letter. “We are also starting classed from Monday,” Dey said. When contacted several other prominent institutions affiliated to the CISCE confirmed they would start classes from Monday. There are around 100 ICSE-affiliated institutions in and around the city and most of them had suspended classes from June 20 to 22, an association member said. The notification was issued keeping in view the hardship faced by children in attending classes due to the sweltering heat, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said on June 19. He had also said, while the notification would come into effect for state-aided, and state-run schools, the government also would request private schools, including those affiliated under other Boards, to suspend classes from June 20 to 30. Chatterjee could not be contacted today.last_img read more

Lack of sleep makes people angry

first_imgLosing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, a study has found. Other studies have shown a link between sleep and anger, but questions remained about whether sleep loss was to blame or if anger was responsible for disrupted sleep, said Zlatan Krizan, a professor at Iowa State University in the US. The research answers those questions and provides new insight on our ability to adjust to irritating conditions when tired. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Despite typical tendencies to get somewhat used to irritating conditions – an uncomfortable shirt or a barking dog – sleep-restricted individuals actually showed a trend toward increased anger and distress, essentially reversing their ability to adapt to frustrating conditions over time. No one has shown this before,” Krizan said. Study participants were randomly split into two groups: one maintained their normal sleep routine and the second restricted their sleep by two to four hours each night for two nights. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThose who maintained averaged almost seven hours of sleep a night, while the restricted group got about four and a half hours each night. The difference reflects sleep loss we regularly experience in everyday life, Krizan said. To measure anger, researchers had participants come to the lab – before and after sleep manipulation – to rate different products while listening to brown noise or white noise. Krizan said the purpose was to create uncomfortable conditions, which tend to provoke anger. “In general, anger was substantially higher for those who were sleep restricted. We manipulated how annoying the noise was during the task and as expected, people reported more anger when the noise was more unpleasant,” said Krizan. “When sleep was restricted, people reported even more anger, regardless of the noise,” he said. It is well established that sleep loss increases negative emotions, such as anxiety and sadness, and decreases positive emotions, such as happiness and enthusiasm, Krizan said. Researchers measured these effects to more generally understand the relationship between sleep, anger and emotions. They also tested whether subjective sleepiness explained more intense feelings of anger. Sleepiness accounted for 50 per cent of experimental effect of sleep restriction on anger, suggesting individuals’ sense of sleepiness may point to whether they are likely to become angered.last_img read more