first_imgMAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)ROMERO, DARMIAN, SMALLING, BLIND, SHAW, CARRICK, SCHNEIDERLIN,MATA, JANUZAJ, MEMPHIS, ROONEYNEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1)CISSE, OBERTAN, WIJNALDUM, SISSOKO,COLBACK, ANITA,HAIDARA, COLOCCINI, MBEMBA, ANITA, KRULAfter two rounds of the Barclays Premier League there are four teams on maximum points, including Manchester United, who are fourth after successive 1-0 wins, over Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.It is their best start to a season since 2011, when they won their first five league games. United, though, had a distraction on Tuesday when they marked their return to European football with a 3-1 against Club Bruges, of Belgium, in the first leg of a Champions League play-off tie.Now they return to Premier League action against Newcastle United side still looking for a first win of the season following a draw at home and defeat away last weekend, at Swansea.If they fail to win at Old Trafford, it will represent Newcastle’s worst start to a League season since 2005, when they lost two and drew the other of the first three games without scoring a single goal.And United have won five of their last six league games against Newcastle, including the last three, and last season Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 3-1 win over the Magpies at Old Trafford.United are still without defender Phil Jones, with a blood clot in his leg, while Marouane Fellaini remains suspended in the league. They will hope Rooney can end a barren spell of nine games without a goal.last_img read more

License plates on strollers can help

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Would you want to know if your nanny … spends most of her day blabbing into a cell phone instead of talking to your child? Power shops for hours at a time, while your child sits virtually ignored and unstimulated in her stroller? Showers your child in love, affection and patience?” asks clients on the Web site. Jill Starishevsky, founder of HowsMyNanny, declined to reveal how many people have signed up, but she said she has members across the country, including many in California. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Aside from nanny cams and online nannywatch sites, entrepreneurs have come up with a third way for parents to keep tabs on their child-care providers., based in Canoga Park, and, started by a prosecutor and mother in New York, issue mini-license plates that attach to strollers. This makes it easy for people to report good or bad nanny behavior to members. Membership for HowsMyNanny costs $50 per year; costs $10 a month. Both companies have built-in safeguards to prevent false reports and allow reporters to remain anonymous to the member. With both systems, the person reporting an incident can go to the Web site and the information is e-mailed to the member. Both emphasize they are not out to get a nanny fired and that they want people to send positive alerts as well as negative. last_img read more

Traffic Issues Burden Critical Installations Panel Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Defense installations are dealing with a variety of transportation issues inside and outside their gates, including the lack of adequate parking facilities and congested road networks, according to the report accompanying the fiscal 2019 military construction and Veterans Affairs spending bill the House Appropriations Committee approved last week.“[Parking] deficiencies can contribute to traffic congestion and are serious problems on base,” the committee stated. “The committee is concerned that the department does not have a coherent strategy to address the growing parking requirements at installations that have seen significant growth.” The report cites mission growth at Fort Meade, Md., over the past decade as the reason parking has become “a serious issue” at the post.The combination of insufficient parking and “inadequate local, state and federal roads” are causing delays for civilians and military members working at critical locations, such as the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, according to the report. The committee also underscores its concern that many of the Army’s access control points need to be modernized to maintain security while improving traffic flow, even as the department has made significant progress upgrading entry points since Sept. 11, 2001. The office of the secretary of defense is conducting a risk assessment of certain access control points and preparing a plan to update those facilities, the lawmakers note.The committee directs DOD to submit with its FY 2020 military construction budget request an updated list of unfunded requirements for parking facilities, access control points and road construction at DOD facilities that have serious parking, access and road congestion issues. DOD also should submit with its FY 2020 budget request, a list of how those requirements will be incorporated into their construction requests for FY 2020-2024. In addition, the lawmakers ask for a report describing the locations where traffic congestion and insufficient parking facilities potentially impact the performance of national security missions, and outlining detailed plans to mitigate potential impacts.The milcon spending bill includes $50 million in the construction accounts for each service to alleviate deficiencies in access control points, air traffic control towers, fire stations and antiterrorism/force protection deficiencies across their installations, according to the report.last_img read more

The RainMachine Pro8 smart sprinklersystem controller 139 save 40

first_img 20 Now playing: Watch this: $999 Bonus deal: Add 32GB of external storage to your iPhone or iPad for $8.49olala-id300Dual-drive goodness: $8.50 for the 32GB version, $11 for 64GB. Olala No more room at the iDevice inn? That’s a hassle, especially if running out of storage means you can no longer shoot photos or video. One temporary solution: Offload some existing stuff to external storage.iPhone flash drives typically sell in the $30-$40 range, which makes this all the more amazing: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Olala ID300 32GB Lightning/USB.30 Flash Drive is just $8.49 when you click the on-page 5% off coupon and apply promo code 10LALA70 at checkout. Or get the 64GB model for just $10.99 with the same code.See it at AmazonThe flip side of a drive like this is that you can stock it with, say, MP3s or videos copied from your PC, then plug into your iPhone or iPad for listening and viewing.It’s not ideal for everything — you can’t use it for any DRM-protected media, like movies purchased from iTunes — but these prices are on par with what you’d pay for a standard USB 3.0 flash drive, one without an MFi-certified Lightning connector on the other end.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sprint Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It Comments Best Buy $999 3 reasons to upgrade to a smart sprinkler system Share your voice 1:23 Tags Smart Home Mobile Accessories See It $999 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. See It Apple iPhone XS The Cheapskate RainMachine If you’re fortunate enough to own a home with a lawn and sprinkler system, I cannot recommend today’s deal highly enough. When I think of the time spent programming clunky timers and the water wasted when the sprinklers ran during rainstorms, I want to smack myself for not making the switch sooner.You’ve probably heard of Rachio’s smart sprinkler controllers, arguably the best-known products in the category. But I just installed a competitor I think is superior for a couple reasons — starting with price.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Newegg has the RainMachine Pro-8 smart irrigation controller for $139. That’s after applying promo code NEWEGGRM8. (Note that you must be signed into your Newegg account to use that code.) It’s already on sale at $179, which is $10 less than Amazon’s price. And the current-gen Rachio runs about $230.See it at NeweggI have no firsthand experience with the Rachio, but here’s the other reason I prefer the RainMachine: It has a small touchscreen interface. The Rachio has no screen at all, just limited analog controls. Call me old-fashioned, but I like a sprinkler controller I can operate without having to go fetch my phone.I can also attest to how crazy-easy the RainMachine is to install. I disconnected the wires from my old controller, fed them into the new one, plugged in the power and bam, done. The app setup was a breeze as well, though I did find the actual zone-programming part confusing at first.But now that everything is all configured, I haven’t touched the RainMachine once. It waters when it’s supposed to water and monitors NOAA weather reports to determine when not to water (based on rain, natch).Before you buy this or any other smart sprinkler controller, however, make sure there’s a decent Wi-Fi signal in your garage, or wherever the controller will live. You should also investigate whether you qualify for an EPA rebate, which can help defray the cost.Ultimately, what you want from one of these gizmos is to set it and forget it. That’s been my experience with the RainMachine Pro-8 thus far, and I’m liking it at this price.Your thoughts? Boost Mobile Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See it $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Amazonlast_img read more

Royal Princess kicks off new season sailing out of LA

first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Royal Princess kicks off new season sailing out of L.A. SANTA CLARITA — In celebration of Royal Princess’ maiden call to the Port of Los Angeles and the cruise line’s biggest West Coast cruise season, a ‘Royal’ fanfare marked the occasion highlighting the arrival of one of Princess Cruises’ newest ships.Royal Princess is celebrating its new season sailing out of Los Angeles, kicking off a series of cruises to the Mexican Riviera, the California Coast and Alaska.The 3,560-passenger vessel is the latest in a long line of Princess Cruises ships to sail from Port of Los Angeles, giving the cruise line the honour of the longest history of any cruise line to sail from the port.And since Princess is forever tied to the TV series that made it famous, ‘The Love Boat’, it’s only fitting that Royal Princess’ very first seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise out of L.A. is the same itinerary made famous by Princess and the hit TV show.Royal Princess will sail weekly to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles (San Pedro) now through April 27. The ship then heads north to Vancouver for a season of Alaska cruises before returning to L.A. in September where the ship will homeport for six months, continuing cruises to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera and the California coast.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsRoyal Princess is a MedallionClass ship powered by the OceanMedallion, billed as the most advanced wearable device in the global hospitality industry, delivering a hassle-free, personalized vacation to guests.Top features aboard Royal Princess include the large atrium with entertainment and culinary offerings; the overwater SeaWalk, a 60-foot-long glass walkway 128 feet above the ocean; an expansive Lotus Spa; and the adults-only Retreat Pool and Sanctuary.Royal Princess first debuted in Southampton in June 2013, and was officially named by Her Royal Highness, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. The original Royal Princess was christened by Princess Diana in 1984.center_img Posted by Friday, March 29, 2019 Tags: New Itineraries, Princess Cruises, Royal Princesslast_img read more