Yellowknives band member wants chiefs ousted

first_imgAPTN National NewsA former band councillor for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation is calling for the removal of two of the community’s chiefs for corruption and mismanagement of funds.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has this story.last_img

Ottawa program aims to inspire Indigenous chefs cook traditional foods

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsA new program designed to inspire First Nation, Metis and Inuit chefs kicked off in Ottawa Monday.A crowd of students, entrepreneurs and instructors gathered at Algonquin College for the launch of the Indigenous apprenticeship program.last_img

Man charged with dangerous driving after collision with hydro pole

A Scarborough man is facing dangerous driving charges after colliding with a hydro pole.Police say two cars were seen travelling southbound through the Aberdeen and Queen St. South intersection around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicles were apparently driving side-by-side as they continued south until the driver of a 2018 black Honda Civic crashed into a cable pole. Police responded to the scene where they found the car rolled over and the pole broken in half. The driver sustained minor injuries. He has been charged with dangerous operation, and failure to comply with probation.The 21-year-old man was released on a promise to appear in court. He is expected to attend John Sopinka Courthouse on June 20.Queen St. South was closed for several hours but has since reopened. Police are asking for anyone with more information to call 905-546-4725. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,643.28, up 32.14 points).First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Materials. Up 79 cents, or 8.55 per cent, to $10.03 on 11.8 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 76 cents, or 8.93 per cent, to $7.75 on 11.3 million shares.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Unchanged at $33.52 on 8.8 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down eight cents, or 1.28 per cent, to $6.19 on 8.3 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 17 cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $23.92 on 8.1 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up three cents, or 1.6 per cent, to $1.90 on 7.8 million shares. Companies in the news:Empire Co. Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Down 23 cents to $35.64. Empire Co. Ltd. says it has largely completed major structural changes as part of a turnaround plan but it is already looking to the next phase for the company. The parent company of the Safeway and Sobeys grocery chains says it achieved $200 million in benefits in fiscal 2019 and expects another $250 million in benefits in the final year of the three-year program it called Project Sunrise. For the first quarter it earned a profit of $130.6 million, up from $95.6 million in the same quarter last year.Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM). Down one cent to $3.37. A group of shareholders at Aimia Inc. is seeking to overthrow half of the board, which presided over the sale of its flagship Aeroplan program earlier this year as well as months of tumult around control of the company. The group, dubbed Aimia Shareholders for Accountability, filed a formal requisition with the board Thursday demanding a special meeting to replace four directors. Charles Frischer, a Seattle-based investor who speaks for the group, is calling for himself and three others to take the place of chairman Bill McEwan and chief executive Jeremy Rabe along with two others. He notes Aimia has lost more than 80 per cent of its stock value over the past five years.Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL). Down 34 cents to $48.14. A protracted trade war between the United States and China could make it more challenging for Dollarama Inc. to find new products that appeal to its customers’ desire to hunt for “treasures,” the discount retailer’s CEO said Thursday. Chinese factories are on standby and not creating new moulds or putting money into research and development on products destined for the U.S. market because of the trade instability, Neil Rossy said during a conference call about it’s second-quarter results. The Montreal-based retailer reported a profit of $143.2 million in its latest quarter as its sales grew nine per cent compared with a year ago.Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC). Up one cent to $10.21. Hudson’s Bay Co. reported a $984-million loss in its latest quarter as its bottom line was eroded by a number of one-time charges and its flagship Canadian retail banner experienced weaker sales compared with last year. The owner of the Hudson’s Bay chain of department stores, as well as the New York-based Saks Fifth Avenue luxury chain and Saks Off 5th outlets, said the loss amounted to $5.35 per share for the quarter ended Aug. 3. That compared with a year-earlier loss of $280 million or $1.45 per share. HBC’s overall revenue totalled $1.9 billion, roughly the same as a year ago, while comparable sales fell 0.4 per cent.Transat AT Inc. (TSX:TRZ). Unchanged at $15.20. Transat AT Inc.’s third-quarter net loss more than doubled from the same time last year as the tour operator worked to complete its takeover by Air Canada. The Montreal-based company lost $11 million in the quarter ended July 31 versus its $5-million net loss the year prior. The push to close Transat’s sale to Air Canada heaped on an extra $14 million in costs in its third quarter, including $6 million in professional fees and $7.7 million in stock-based compensation for executives. Offsetting part of the expense were more travellers opting to book last-minute flights — typically pricier than long-term bookings — in a “surprising” trend that boosted revenue per passenger, chief operating officer Annick Guerard said.The Canadian Press read more

CN Rail to purchase 350 new lumber cars from Hamilton manufacturer

CN Rail says it will purchase 350 lumber cars to meet growing demand for forest products despite lower segment revenues in the first quarter.“CN needs to and will do better moving lumber to market,” stated interim president and CEO Jean-Jacques Ruest.The new cars will be manufactured by National Steel Car Ltd. at its assembly plant in Hamilton, Ont., with deliveries expected to begin in September.CN said it is also looking at an option to purchase or lease an additional 300 cars, which have a maximum load capacity of 129,000 kilograms.The head of North America’s largest lumber producer welcomed CN’s investment.“West Fraser looks forward to continuing to work with partners who can provide an effective supply chain serving the solid U.S. housing market,” said Ted Seraphim, president and chief executive officer of West Fraser Timber.In addition to new rail cars, CN said it expects to take delivery of the first of 60 new GE locomotives next month, and recently said it would acquire 350 additional box cars to meet demand.CN Rail is spending an extra $700 million this year, half of which will be used to upgrade its network, with the work to be completed by November.It also announced earlier this year that it is hiring 2,000 workers, including hundreds of conductors.“We are investing to move the economy as we put the rolling stock, infrastructure and people in place to serve the growing needs of our valued customers,” said Ruest.National Steel Car said the order for lumber cars will result in the hiring of more than 250 employees at its Hamilton assembly plant, which currently employs more than 1,500 people.The Montreal-based railway also said Wednesday that it is temporarily parking about 1,200 hopper cars, which are used to transport loose bulk products such as coal, grain and ore, after moving all grain orders in Western Canada for the third straight week.CN Rail said it is seeking additional export orders for grain after demand this week fell below 5,000 cars per week.“The decisive action we took in March to deploy more crews and locomotives has led to dramatic improvements in the movement of Western Canadian grain,” stated Doug MacDonald, vice president of bulk.He said the country’s largest railway has provided more than 5,500 hopper cars every week since early March.It averaged more than 6,100 cars per week in April, up from just 4,129 cars weekly in February. Demand peaked at 6,424 cars in the final week of April.CN said removing excess rail cars from its network will improve fluidity other commodities and customers.Canadian National and Canadian Pacific have said they have faced challenges due to a larger-than-expected grain crop and extreme winter weather.CN Rail in particular has been criticized for its poor performance, ultimately resulting in the replacement of its CEO.The company has apologized for failing to keep grain shipments moving reliably by rail, and vowed to mobilize more train cars and workers to clear the backlog. read more

SecretaryGeneral condemns latest suicide bombings in Baghdad

“The Secretary-General is appalled by the continued indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians, which no cause can justify,” a UN spokesperson said in a statement released on his behalf.Meanwhile, in Iraq, senior UN envoy Ashraf Jehangir Qazi today condemned the recent brutal attack against two defence lawyers to the Special Iraqi Criminal Tribunal. Defence lawyer Adel Mohammed al-Zubeidi was killed and his colleague Thamer Hammoud Hadi injured.That assault was the second since the trial of officials of Saddam Hussein’s regime started three weeks ago. On 20 October, Saadun al- Janabi, another defence lawyer was kidnapped and executed.Mr. Qazi warned that these attacks “could undermine Iraq’s effort at conducting its juridical process in a fair and transparent way, consistent with International practice” and urged “immediate action by the Iraqi authorities to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice, and to assure the security of all concerned.”His call followed a similar condemnation by the Secretary-General, who on 8 November deplored the “cold blooded murders.” read more

Spain beat Poland in Gdansk

Manolo CadenasManolo CAdneasSpain ← Previous Story Toledo IN Plock, Zelenovic immediately to Magdeburg Next Story → WORLD HANDBALL LEFT WING 2015? Spanish head-coach and Orlen Wisla Plock chief, Manolo Cadenas, was eager to win with his NT at “4 nations” tournament in Gdansk. Spain beat Poland 23:20 (12:8) at the final match.Poland – Spain 20:23 (8:12)Poland: Wyszomirski – Krajewski 1, Orzechowski 2, Bielecki 2/1, Wiśniewski, B. Jurecki 3/2, M. Jurecki 5, Konitz 2, Grabarczyk, Gliński 1, Masłowski 1, Majdziński, Daszek 1, Gębala 2.Spain: Vargas, Corrales – Ruiz, Maqueda 1, Fernandez 2, Rodriguez 1, Morros, Baena 2/1, Arino 2, Guardiola 1, Goni, Mindegia 3, Del Arco 4, Dujszebajew, Molina 2, Cabanas 5/4.Sweden beat Russia 32:28 (16:13) for the third place.Sweden – Russia 32:28 (16:13)Sweden : Palicka – Persson 1, Petersen 6, Kallman, Ekberg, Stenmalm 1, Mindegia, Nilsson 8/4, Konradsson 4, Ostlund 1, Jakobsson, Cederholm 1, Halen 4, Mansson 2, Lindskog 1, Darj 3.Russia: Bogdanow, Kirejew – Gorbok 4, Żytnikow 4, Atman 4, Kalarasz 3, Szelmienko 1, Dibirow 5/1, Soroka 3, Sziszkariew 4, Woronin, Archibasow, Nasyrow, Daszko, Waliullin, Celiszczew. read more

Garda Ombudsman says there should be healthy tension with gardaí

first_imgTHERE ARE NO confidential informants working unofficially for the Garda Síochána, the Garda Ombudsman has accepted.Yesterday, Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan rejected claims that had been made by the Ombudsman’s office that informants could be involved in crime or not handled through the correct channels.Simon O’Brien of the Garda Ombudsman’s Office told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that there was no evidence that such informers exist.“We have no evidence that any informers are being run off the books at the moment.“What we are clear about is that a criminal trial was halted in the past because, at a very late hour, the status of an informant was confused. If that happens in a criminal trial, it is alarming for how justice is run in this country.”O’Brien said that there should be no issue of trust between the force and the watchdog.“If we are furnished with sensitive information, we will not ever reveal sensitive details.”He added that previous investigations had taken up to four years because of a delay in handing over documents and said that there should be “healthy tension” between the two.Read: No informants acting off the books – as far as the Garda Commissioner knowsRead: 169 gardaí found in breach of discipline last yearlast_img read more

One in five burglars gets five years or more in jail

first_imgA NEW REPORT on the variation of prison sentences given to people convicted of robberies has found the sentencing to be broadly consistent – while over a fifth of convictions lead to jail terms of five years or more.While almost half of all convictions for robbery in the last three years attracted sentences of three years or less, a small number of cases attracted jail terms of over ten years, according to the report from the Irish Sentencing Information System.The sentences imposed in the last three years range from a suspended sentence, for the most minor offences, up to 12 years for being responsible for the most traumatic experience for the victim.The report says the relatively modern phenomenon of ‘tiger kidnappings’ have attracted the highest sentences, and outlines a series of factors which have been taken into account as aggravating or mitigating factors in handing down a sentence.In one case, two people were given prison sentences of 25 years for their roles in a tiger kidnapping, though their convictions have since been quashed and a retrial ordered.Among the reasons someone may get a longer sentence are previous convictions, the use of a weapon, a lack of remorse, injury to the victim, the use of violence, and the wearing of a disguise.By comparison, the sentence can be mitigated if there are no other previous convictions, the perpetrator shows remorse and co-operates with Gardaí, has difficult personal circumstances, enters an early guilty plea, or is young.Notably, the report finds that those who are themselves members of the Gardaí are likely to have their sentence mitigated, because of the particular difficulties that Gardaí face as prison inmates.The report is the third published this year by the Irish Sentencing Information System; previous reports examined sentencing in rape and manslaughter cases.The system’s work is intended to act as an informal reference for those in the judicial system to understand the typical sentence that might be handed down for particular offences.last_img read more

Man in his 80s killed in Donegal road crash

first_imgA MAN AGED in his 80s has died after the car he was driving collided with another vehicle near Donegal town this afternoon.The incident took place at around 3.30 pm on the N15 between Donegal town and Ballybofey, at Mullanalanphry, 7 km outside Donegal town, according to a Garda statement.The driver of one of the cars, a man in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene.The 64-year-old female who was driving the other vehicle, was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital, where her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.There were no passengers in either car, and the road has been closed for a forensic examinations.Today’s fatal collision brings to 116 the number of people killed on Irish roads so far in 2014.That’s an increase of three from this time last year.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to call Donegal town Garda station on 074-974-0190, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or to contact any Garda station.last_img read more

The 5 at 5 Monday

first_img Monday 26 Feb 2018, 4:57 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 26th 2018, 4:58 PM By Cianan Brennan Share Tweet Email1 11,617 Views No Comments Source: Shutterstock/Simon BrattEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #THE BEAST: A status orange snow-ice warning is in place for seven counties as Ireland braces itself for a week of snow and sub-freezing temperatures.2. #COMMUNICATIONS UNIT: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the marketing of Ireland 2040 which saw government-sponsored content appear in a series of publications.3. #KBC: It emerged that a Galway couple was overcharged €1.23 million on their tracker mortgages.4. #LEICESTER: Five people have now been confirmed as having died following an explosion at a shop in the British midlands last night.5. #START ME UP: The Rolling Stones will play Croke Park this summer. Short URL The 5 at 5: Monday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…last_img read more

Nations Character Riding on its Response to Dominica Devastation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 1, 2017 – Nassau – The quality of The Bahamas’ character as a nation and its values are riding on how the country responds to the needs of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) partners such as Dominica which was devastated by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Wednesday, September 27, 2017.“We can either respond with humanitarian and Christian values, or we can close our hearts to those who are now experiencing tremendous suffering and emergency needs.“Charity, must begin at home, but Charity never stops at the border of a country (and) is rooted in love and compassion and must extend to others beyond ourselves,” Prime Minister Minnis added.Delivering his communication to the House of Assembly on The Bahamas’ proposed post Hurricanes Irma and Maria assistance to Dominica, Prime Minister Minnis said Dominica experienced “an apocalypse” as a result of the two Super Storms.Homes are flattened, buildings roofless, water pipes smashed and road infrastructure destroyed.   The hospital is without power and schools have disappeared beneath the rubble.   Additionally, crops have been uprooted and where there was green, there is now only dust and dirt.The majority of the country’s population of 75,000 citizens and residents are homeless, and many of the country’s mountainous communities are not accessible by road.   Reports suggest that 80 per cent of the buildings have either been destroyed or severely damaged.Dominica’s beautiful Rain Forest, which gave life to the island-nation’s tourism industry, has been flattened and its agriculture destroyed.   The majority of its fishing boats have been lost and the country literally cannot feed itself.There is no running water, most of the electrical grid has been destroyed, public health is at risk of disease from stagnant water and dead animals, and those in need of dialysis are at-risk of dying because the hospital is without power.Thus far, 15 persons have been confirmed killed as a result of the monster Hurricanes with the death toll likely to rise.“The desolation is beyond imagination,” Prime Minister Minnis told House Members.   “I could only imagine how I would feel if The Bahamas was devastated in the same way and I had to travel overseas to ask for assistance if we were hit as hard by a monster Category 5 Hurricane.“Imagine if 80 per cent of the buildings on New Providence were destroyed.   Imagine if our electrical and telecommunications grids were destroyed.   Imagine if most of the roads in New Providence were uprooted and if PMH (Princess Margaret Hospital) was without power.“Imagine if every single government-operated school was destroyed and most police stations, clinics and government offices destroyed.   Imagine if most people on Grand Bahama or New Providence became homeless overnight.“So how should we respond to our Caribbean neighbour and CARICOM Partner?   We should respond the way we would want others to respond if we were in such dire need and desperation,” Prime Minister Minnis added.The Prime Minister said there have been many expressions of gratitude (in The Bahamas) about being spared the fury of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic.“If our expressions of gratitude do not translate into generosity towards those in dire need because of these killer storms, our gratitude to God is superficial at best.   One cannot fully express gratitude to God, yet turn one’s heart away from a neighbour in great need.“As Caribbean neighbours we share a similar history of overcoming colonialism and slavery.   And we share a common destiny now also shaped by the reality of climate change and global warming.“How should we respond?   The Character of our nation and our values are riding on how we respond.”By: Matt Maura (BIS) Related Items:last_img read more

Lawyers urge regulation of power of attorney

first_imgFor more information on preventing or stopping elder abuse, visit Prosecuting Attorney.If someone wants to change their name, they have to file a petition in court to do so. But the same person could hand over authority over their finances, known as power of attorney, to someone else without court approval.Lack of state regulation over power of attorney can hamper efforts to prevent and stop financial exploitation of elders and other vulnerable adults, according to Clark County law experts. Additionally, there are no state-approved standard power-of-attorney forms to serve as a safeguard against exploitation.“Literally, what you are doing (when you give power of attorney) is saying, ‘Here is the key to my kingdom. Please, take care of,’” said Vancouver attorney Jessica Dimitrov. “Power of attorney is the No. 1 tool for financial exploitation.”Growing problemA power of attorney is commonly used to allow another person to make financial or health decisions on one’s behalf. The contract may be written to take effect immediately or when a specified number of medical professionals declares one to be incompetent.last_img read more

Entrepreneur Goes on the Block

first_imgEntrepreneur Media—the Irvine, California-based publisher of Entrepreneur magazine—has gone on the block.The asking price is $200 million, according a report by PaidContent. As recently as last week, Neil Perlman, president of Entrepreneur Media, dismissed the notion of a sale, telling FOLIO: the company is always looking for “new capital to expand and grow our business.” The company has retained media banking firm DeSilva + Phillips. Last week, Reed Phillips, a managing partner at the firm, declined to comment and refused to confirm or deny Entrepreneur was in play or is even a client. Phillips did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment today.First round bids, according to the report, are in, though it is unclear who those bidders were. A FOLIO: source said that Time Inc. would be a likely bidder, but suggested that Mansueto Ventures—the New York-based publisher of Inc. and Fast Company led by billionaire Joe Mansueto—would be the most logical suitor for Entrepreneur.Mansueto is already working on the launch of Upstart, a magazine for entrepreneurs. But in an e-mail to FOLIO:, CEO John Koten denied any interest in acquiring Entrepreneur. Last year, Mansueto lost out on its bid to buy Business 2.0 before Time Inc. folded the magazine. “Yes, we talked to them, and we made a serious offer,” Mansueto Ventures CEO John Koten told FOLIO: in September. “I think it was tough to do a deal because, even though we are a flea compared to Time Warner, we’re competitors in the business magazine arena.”Advertising revenue for Entrepreneur was $94.5 million in 2007—flat (down 0.1 percent) over the previous year, according to the most recent Publishers Information Bureau figures. Ad pages dropped 6.6 percent (to 1,238.74) last year. Entrepreneur’s total paid circulation average—609,765—was flat for the second half of 2007, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations FAS-FAX. Its single copy sales average, which make up a fraction of the magazine’s circ, increased 13.1 percent to 48,238. Perlman, however, said the company is “bucking the trend in a down market,” citing growing online revenues.At this point, it would be a sale of a magazine without an editor. Rieva Lesonsky, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur since 1987, recently announced plans to leave the magazine to launch a marketing company. Her last day is April 15. “It was time,” Lesonsky said last month.last_img read more

Defense Committee Embraces InstallationCommunity Partnerships

first_imgThe military services should take advantage of the relatively new authority allowing installations to enter into intergovernmental support agreements with local governments to provide, receive or share support services for most municipal functions, according to report language accompanying the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.“The [House Armed Services] Committee notes that the authority to enter into intergovernmental support agreements is broad and encourages the Department of Defense to leverage this authority in a manner that provides costs savings and improved services in support of Department of Defense installations, military personnel and their families,” the report states.Installation-community partnerships provide an opportunity for the military to realize efficiencies, the committee added.The report noted that last year’s policy bill clarified the authority first included in the FY 2013 authorization bill. The new language transferred section 331 from a chapter of the U.S. Code that deals with procurement to a chapter focused on real estate to emphasize that the shared services authority is focused on installations and should not be subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The FY 2015 measure also defined an intergovernmental support agreement as a legal instrument for the first time.The committee approved the FY 2016 bill, H.R. 1735, last week. The full House is expected to take it up later this month. The report accompanying the legislation is available on the committee website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Keerthy Suresh wins the same award which her mom Menaka missed once

first_imgTwitterKeerthy Suresh, after winning the National Film Award for Best Actress, has dedicated the honour to her mother Menaka. The Mahanati actress says that her mom always stood by her and supported her in every step.On this occasion, Keerthy shared how her mom missed winning the National Award for Best Actress for Oppol, her maiden Malayalam film, where she played the protagonist. But now, her daughter Keerthy Suresh bagged the award and this is definitely a big achievement for the mother and daughter duo. It is an emotional moment for Keerthy’s parents.Keerthy admits that playing Mahanati would have never been easy for her if her mother did not guide and support her. “It took me a lot of time to come out of the character and without my family and friends, I would have never come out of the character at all,” said the actress.Keerthy is currently a part of two female-centric films in Telugu and both of them remain untitled. She will be seen in Ajay Devgn’s next film, which will mark her Bollywood debut. The film is being produced by Boney Kapoor. In Malayalam, she will be seen in Arabikadalinte Simham, which is Kunjali Marakkar’s biopic and also stars Mohanlal.The actress is yet to announce a couple of her other films.last_img read more

Childhood abuse worsens depression in adulthood

first_imgFacing trauma in childhood can significantly change the structure of the brain, which may result in severe depression which could even be recurrent in adulthood, say researchers. The results from MRI scan images suggest that both childhood maltreatment and recurring depression are associated with similar reductions in the surface area of the insular cortex, part of the brain that regulates emotion and self-awareness. This reduction could make a future relapse more likely, said the study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, which found childhood maltreatment one of the strongest risk factors for major depression in adulthood. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Given the impact of the insular cortex on brain functions such as emotional awareness, it’s possible that the changes we saw make patients less responsive to conventional treatments,” said lead researcher Nils Opel from the University of Munster in Germany. The study included 110 patients aged 18 to 60 years. Of the 75 patients who experienced a relapse, 48 had experienced one additional episode, seven reported two episodes, and six experienced three episodes. Fourteen had a remission period of less than two months and could therefore be regarded as having chronic depression. The findings are to develop or improve risk-adapted interventions for people susceptible to a worse long-term clinical outcome. Future research should therefore explore how the findings could be translated into care and treatment that could improve patient outcomes.last_img read more

10 Best BacktoSchool Laptop Backpacks

first_img Amazon Which MacBook Should You Buy? MacBook vs. Air vs. Pro This iconic JanSport backpack comes in more colors than Skittles, plus it holds almost anything. There is a front stash pocket for school supplies, tech accessories and important documents along with a utility pocket for keeping organized. The suede leather bottom adds some visual flair while padded shoulder straps will make sure your arms don’t fall off carrying heavy books.  From $60.00 The Best Laptops and Chromebooks for Less Than $500 Elegant, classy, iconic: The Nike Heritage Backpack is the quintessential bag for Nike fans. But don’t mistake the Heritage for an easy way to spread the Nike brand — this is one well-equipped backpack. An internal laptop sleeve holds up to a 15-inch laptop and front zippered pockets are great for storing pens, pencils and electronics. The bag’s shoulder straps and back panel are padded, so your body won’t feel sore on your way back home from a long day of school.  The Heritage also makes for a great sports bag because of its heavy-duty polyester material.  Amazon From $48.88 What better place is there to protect your new HP laptop than in HP’s own Duotone backpack. This bag is all about offering a ton of style at a super low price. While the Duotone might seem simple and streamlined from the outside, a closer inspection reveals a ton of great features, like an outer zippered pocket, water-resistant materials and a padded pocket that can house a 15.6-inch laptop.  Students carry a heavy burden. They need to move books, tech and food from class to class. In many ways, a backpack is their most important organizational tool. However, not all of them are equal. The best bags have water-resistant builds, adjustable straps, a ventilated back and plenty of compartments.Students have particular requirements when shopping for a backpack, chiefly that their bag can protect a laptop and has space for peripherals, like chargers and power adapters. If you’re exclusively looking for a backpack to carry around your PC, then check out our best laptop bag page. But it can’t be ignored that your backpack is as much a fashion statement as it is practical. It should reflect the tastes and interests of the student. Whether they are athletic, fashionable or intellectual, there is a bag that matches their personality and needs. If you’re looking for the best options on the market, we’ve got your back.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46  HP Duotone Backpack Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack The SwissGear 1900 is an incredibly popular backpack among students, and for good reason. Thousands of five-star online reviews are more than enough evidence of its brilliance. But how can a backpack be such a beloved item to so many people? It’s simple. This TSA-friendly bag has loads of compartments, it is made of durable polyester, and it offers separate pockets for your laptop (up to 17-inch) and tablet. What else could you ask for?  JanSport Right Pack Backpack North Face Recon Amazon This backpack is pure class. The straight lines, clean surfaces and Adidas’ iconic three-striped logo come together into one sleek looking backpack. Im especially fond of the white and black color scheme, which reminds me of Copa Mundial, the legendary soccer cleat. Looks aside, there are plenty of reasons to buy your kid this backpack. For one, the main zippered pocket has plenty of room for folders and notebooks. Also, there is a padded sleeve that can fit up to 15-inch laptops.  Another classic, the Herschel Supply Co. Heritage backpack has a timeless, refined design. It’s also practical, featuring a slot big enough to hold a 15-inch laptop and another front pocket for smaller items, like keys, supplies or electronics.  If you’re not a fan the traditional black-and-brown color scheme, there are dozens of other options that are sure to fit your personality.  Amazon Laptop Buying Tips for Students JanSport Right Pack Backpack deals?US$64.95US$44.99ViewUS$52ViewUS$70.83ViewUS$74.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by 10 Best Back-to-School Laptop Backpacks Back to School Guide Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack deals?US$39.99US$26.99ViewUS$39.99US$28.99ViewNo price informationCheck WalmartWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Fjallraven Kanken From $59.99 Herschel Supply Co. 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North Face makes excellent products — and the Recon is a relatively affordable, high-quality bag that comes with tons of convenient features. Those include a large compartment with a padded laptop sleeve, some breathable shoulder straps and a front mesh pocket for storing smaller items. center_img Adidas Classic 3S II Amazon From $31.49 Nike Heritage Backpack As one of the leading backpack retailers, eBags knows its way around a good bag. So what did it do with all that expertise? Well, it made its own backpack, of course. And what a good backpack it is. The Professional Slim, at $99, is quite an investment, but one you’ll be happy making. My favorite features of this attractive backpack include a 17-inch laptop sleeve, a crush-proof AC adapter garage and side carrying handles.  From $43.99 Amazon Laptop Buying Guide: 9 Essential TipsMost Awesomely Quirky USB KeysBest Laptops for College Students SwissGear 1900 Scansmart deals?US$79.99US$59.99ViewUS$62.99ViewUS$62.99ViewUS$102.21ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Laptop Mag’s Back to School Guide From $98.95 eBags TLS Professional Slim Laptop Backpack deals?No price informationCheck WalmartNo price informationCheck AmazonWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by «« Previous Tip The Best Education Apps for Students Next Article »» SwissGear 1900 Scansmart Next Tip »» From $21.99 The Most Stylish Laptop Bags for Women Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. The Best Laptop Bags, Backpacks, Cases and Luggage Laptop Mag’s Back to School Guide More Tips For fashionistas of academia, we chose the Modoker Vintage backpack. The bag’s fabric is a smart look of denim and brown leather accents, and it mixes practical features (roomy interior pockets, dedicated laptop pouch, exterior slots for beverages and umbrellas) with comfortable add-ons like honey-comb cushions on the straps and an out-facing USB port to charge a smartphone as you walk. 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Cambodia Obama due in Southeast Asia in November

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Top Stories PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – Cambodia’s foreign ministry says President Barack Obama is expected to visit Southeast Asia in mid-November.Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said Tuesday that Obama will travel to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, for a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.The meeting of heads of state is due to take place Nov. 18-20, bringing together leaders of the 10-nation bloc. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img U.S. officials have declined to confirm Obama’s travel plans.Koy Kuong had no further details, but another senior Cambodian official said Obama is also expected to hold talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.Hun Sen has ruled Cambodia virtually unchallenged since a 1997 coup.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finisheslast_img read more