New lifeguard tower opens in South Mission Beach

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s been a long time coming and now lifeguards in Mission Beach have a new tactic to help with the thousands of visitors that come out to San Diego beaches.It started as an brilliant idea 15-years ago. Let’s replace the old ‘wooden’ lifeguard tower with a shiny new one in South Mission Beach. After battling angry neighbors, lawsuits and the “Great Recession”, the tower is now complete. New lifeguard tower opens in South Mission Beach Dan Plante Dan Plante, May 24, 2019 Posted: May 24, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

There are still Amazon Prime Day deals on storage drives

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET This is just a fast USB 3.0 thumb drive that’s incredibly inexpensive. If you’d rather have two smaller drives as opposed to one large, the 64GB version is available for $8.  The best Prime Day deals still available The best Walmart Summer Sale deals still available AirPods, iPads, Apple Watch and MacBooks still on sale Prime Day is over, but these laptop deals aren’t: Big price cuts on Chromebooks, MacBooks and more Storage drives available at Prime Day prices G-Technology 1TB G-Drive mobile SSD: $156 LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 2TB portable hard drive: $140 Bulk storage without the slow performance, this hybrid laptop drive gives you SSD-like speeds with the price and capacity of a hard drive. Amazon Prime Day $156 at Amazon $8 at Amazon WD 1TB My Passport Go SSD: $170 SanDisk SanDisk Save $45 WD Red 6TB NAS 5,400rpm 3.5-inch hard drive: $140 WD Black 1TB High-Performance NVMe PCIe Internal SSD: $235 SanDisk 256GB Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C: $33 This is a whole lotta storage for backing up all kinds files. It’s plug and play for Windows PCs, but can be reformatted for Mac users. This is just a straightforward hard drive, though, so if you need additional features, you’ll have to look elsewhere.  WD Black 4TB 7,200rpm performance hard drive: $180 Amazon Prime Seagate Amazon Samsung Running out of space on your network-attached storage? Not with a couple of these you won’t. If you want larger, though, the 10TB is on sale, too, for $213. Save $10 Now playing: Watch this: This desktop hard drive is a great choice for any tasks where speed is a priority, and it comes at a fraction of the cost of an SSD with this capacity. The 6TB version is also on sale for 30% off. Save $17 Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5-inch Hybrid SSHD: $90 Gone or full price Another rugged mobile drive with an IP67 rating for water-and-dust resistance, the G-drive claims transfer rates up to 560MB/s via its USB-C connection. That means it’s fast enough to edit video and photo straight from the drive without transferring first to your Mac or PC. $90 at Amazon $119 at Amazon Save $39 This is a drop-, shock-, dust- and water-resistant portable hard drive with a built-in Thunderbolt USB cable capable of transfer speeds up to 130MB/s. Includes a one-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan. See also See at Amazon null Save $180 Tags PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive: $15 Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know Sarah Tew/CNET Save $60 $180 at Amazon Other internal drive deals: Samsung 860 QVO 4TB 2.5-inch SSD for $489.49 (save $60.50)WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe Gaming SSD for $229 (save $20.99) External drives Save $40 Save $2 Seagate Desktop 8TB USB 3.0 external drive: $119 SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 2TB 2.5-inch internal SSD: $193 Save $47 This pocket-size drive is drop-resistant up to 2 meters and has a built-in USB cable for fast and easy transfers. Plus, since it’s an SSD, it can do it faster than your average portable hard drive and uses less power. Prime Day 2019: The weirdest deals we’ve seen If you’ve got a laptop with an empty PCIe NVMe slot, this might be just the drive to fill it.  $193 at Amazon $140 at Amazon WD WD 6TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive: $109 Review • SanDisk Ultra SSD $109 at Amazon WD LaCie Save $90 Save $12 SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable USB-C SSD: $170 SanDisk 256GB iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad: $60 See also Save $81 Still discounted (but not Prime Day discount)Internal drives $170 at Amazon $170 at Amazon Save $10 SanDisk 64GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive: $8 The Ultra Fit is another really inexpensive flash drive. However, while the PNY drive above gives you something to grab onto, this SanDisk is little more than the USB connector. That makes it better for keeping it constantly connected to a laptop, game console or car stereo. $15 at Amazon This ruggedized, shock-, water- and dust-resistant (IP55-rated) portable SSD is ready to work wherever you are. It’ll work with PCs or Macs and includes a USB Type-C-to-Type-C cable and a Type-C-to-Type-A adapter so you’re all set no matter what connection is available. $60 at Amazon $33 at Amazon Like the Ultra Dual Drive except this has a Lightning connector for use with iPhones and iPads instead of USB-C. Need to quickly free up space on your device without storing to the cloud first? Here you go.  1:43 Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound bar SanDisk Ultra SSD Save $5 G-Technology SanDisk $140 at Amazon 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. 29 Photos Boost your laptop’s performance fast with this drive that claims sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s. Amazon’s 2019 Prime Day sale has come and gone, but there are a couple lingering deals available at their top sale prices. Many of the storage drives — internal and external — are still discounted, just not as heavily. You’ll find those below with the current prices. Listed after those are the drives that have returned to full price so you can click through to either beat yourself up for missing the deal or keep it in the back of your mind for when Black Friday rolls around. Or, better yet, Amazon seems to have gone from Prime Day deals right into back-to-school discounts, including a whole bunch of storage drives like those below. If none of the Prime Day stuff here interests you, you may want to click through to these storage deals. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Pure storage It’s not a huge discount, but this drive was already incredibly inexpensive, so this just sweetens the deal. Preformatted for Windows, but can be reformatted for Mac.  This is a great choice for Android phones with USB-C ports since it supports on-the-go (OTG) transfers. Just plug it into your phone’s USB-C port and move files from your phone to the drive. You can then plug the USB-C connection into your computer or use the slider on top to switch the connection to a USB-A connector. Save $21 Share your voice Computers 0last_img read more

Britain to launch EU exit process Wednesday

first_imgBritain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, signs the official letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, invoking Article 50 and signalling the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the EU, in the cabinet office inside 10 Downing Street. Photo: AFPBritain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project.Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a divorce, striking a blow at the heart of the union forged from the ashes of World War II.Nine months since the shock British referendum vote to leave the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, meaning Britain is set to leave the EU in 2019.“We must no longer be defined by the votes we cast in the referendum-but a determination to make a success of the result,” May will tell MPs later on Wednesday, according to extracts of her speech released by her Downing Street office.“The triggering of Article 50 is the moment for the country to come together,” May will say, a day after Scotland’s parliament voted in favour of holding a fresh referendum on independence from Britain, in a bid to hold on to EU ties.May has already signed the Brexit letter to be delivered to EU president Donald Tusk on Wednesday.The two leaders spoke by phone on Tuesday ahead of the momentous event.Brussels and London face monumentally difficult negotiations over outstanding bills, immigration and future trade ties.The process has already split Britain, where 52 percent voted for Brexit last June, but 48 percent wanted to stay in the EU-including a majority in Scotland, which has renewed its threat to secede.On Tuesday, Scotland’s semi-autonomous parliament backed a call by its nationalist government for a new referendum on independence before Brexit.Scotland is particularly concerned about leaving Europe’s single market-the price May says must be paid to end mass migration, a key voter concern.The prime minister rebuffed the referendum request and has vowed to fight for a new relationship with Brussels that will leave Britain stronger and more united than before.The EU, too, is determined to preserve its own unity and has said that any Brexit deal must not encourage other countries to follow Britain out the door.Brexit ‘best thing’Britons are as divided as they were in the referendum.Tens of thousands of people marched through London on Saturday demanding Britain keep its 44-year-old EU membership, urging politicians to “stop this madness”.But many are elated after waiting years for this moment, including 66-year-old pensioner Christine Garrett who was out shopping at a street market in Bethnal Green in east London.“I think we could stand on our own two feet as a country. What do they do for us? Nothing,” she said.Pushing her pram nearby was Julia Rogers, 38, who disagreed saying: “It’s going to be a disaster”.In the City of London financial hub, employees were mostly worried about the implications of Brexit.“I think it’s quite a sorry state of affairs,” said Daniel Smith, 41, adding: “We’ve sort of backed ourselves into a corner that we can’t get out of”.Budget battlesThe EU is expected to issue a first response to Britain on Friday, followed by a summit of EU leaders on April 29 to adopt their own guidelines-meaning it could be weeks before formal talks start.Their priority is settling Britain’s outstanding obligations, estimated between 55 and 60 billion euros ($59 and $65 billion) — an early battle that could set the tone for the rest of the negotiations.Both sides have also said they are keen to resolve the status of more than three million European nationals living in Britain after Brexit, and one million British expats living in the EU.The two sides also want to ensure Brexit does not exacerbate tensions in Northern Ireland, the once troubled British province which will become the country’s only hard border with the rest of the EU.Britain also wants to reach a new free trade agreement within the two-year timeframe, although it has conceded that a transitional deal might be necessary to allow Britain to adapt to its new reality.Many business leaders are deeply uneasy about May’s decision to leave Europe’s single market, a free trade area of 500 million people, fearing its impact on jobs and economic growth.The Brexit vote sent the pound plunging, although economic growth has been largely stable since then.Walking awayWith the challenges ahead, there is a real chance that negotiations will break down and Britain will be forced out of the EU without any deal in place.This could be highly damaging for both sides, by erecting trade barriers where none now exist as well as creating huge legal uncertainty.May has said that “no deal is better than a bad deal”, and she has the support of pro-Brexit hardliners in her Conservative party, who have been campaigning for decades to leave the EU.While talk of walking away has softened as the negotiations loom, experts say it may be her only trump card in a process in which the ticking clock means the EU will hold most of the cards.“This marks the end of the period when our government was in control,” said Professor Anand Menon, director of the “UK in a Changing Europe” programme.last_img read more

Jodie Foster to Launch Internet Class Teaching Filmmaking

first_imgJodie Foster will lead her first-ever online course in filmmaking, through a partnership with internet startup MasterClass.In the class, set to debut in early 2019, Foster will “share what she has learned from her five decades of experience on both sides of the camera,” MasterClass said in announcing the deal. “In her class, she will guide students through every step of the filmmaking process.”Foster has appeared in more than 40 movies. She’s a two-time Oscar winner, having picked up best-actress trophies for “The Accused” and “The Silence of the Lambs,” and was nominated for her roles in “Taxi Driver” and “Nell.”Foster made her film directorial debut in 1991 with “Little Man Tate,” in which she also starred, and has since gone on to direct “Home for the Holidays,” which she also produced; “The Beaver,” starring Mel Gibson; and “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O’Connell. Foster also has directed episodes of original Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” “House of Cards” and “Black Mirror.” Foster is repped by CAA. MasterClass, which launched in 2015, focuses on developing and selling celebrity-led online classes. Other showbiz figures who have inked deals with the company include Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Ken Burns, Judd Apatow, Shonda Rhimes, Steve Martin and Aaron Sorkin.MasterClass charges $90 for individual courses and offers a $180 annual plan, which provides unlimited access to all new and existing classes from its lineup of celebrity instructors. The San Francisco-based company currently offers more than 45 courses.For Foster’s forthcoming filmmaking course, MasterClass has set up a page (at this link) where users can register to receive updates about the class. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Railway station closed for two weeks for refurbishment

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA South Cheshire railway station is closed for a fortnight while refurbishment works take place. Congleton railway station is closed for two weeks from today (May 30) as Northern Rail carry out work on the station. A Northern Rail spokesman said: “Please be aware that the station is closed from Wednesday May 30 for two weeks due to refurbishment works taking place.” Northern Rail services between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly call at the station, and also provide the town with direct links to towns including Kidsgrove and Macclesfield. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more