No. 1-ranked Appleton North halts Marshfield girls basketball team’s win streak at six

first_imgBryan leads Tigers with 17 pointsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAPPLETON — The Marshfield girls basketball team had its six-game winning streak come to a screeching halt as it lost to Appleton North 80-55 in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon at Appleton North High School.North, which defeated Marshfield by two points in a WIAA Division 1 sectional final last season, is ranked No. 1 in this week’s WisSports.net Division 1 state coaches poll and is now 17-0 on the year.North shot 56 percent overall (30 of 54) and was a sizzling 13 of 21 from 3-point range in the victory. The Lightning charged out to a 53-17 lead by halftime.Meg Bryan hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Ema Fehrenbach added 16 points as she made 8 of 9 free throws for Marshfield (8-7).The Tigers return to Wisconsin Valley Conference action Tuesday at Merrill.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Lightning 80, Tigers 55Marshfield 17 38 – 55Appleton North 53 27 – 80MARSHFIELD (55): Meg Bryan 5-12 3-3 17, Jenna Jakobi 3-6 0-1 6, Corianne Johnson 2-4 2-4 7, Maddie Nikolai 1-5 0-2 2, Ema Fehrenbach 4-12 8-9 16, Hannah Meverden 0-1 0-0 0, Katie Osinski 3-3 1-1 7, Sophie Koen 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 18-43. FT: 14-20. 3-pointers: 5-13 (Bryan 4-11, Johnson 1-2). Rebounds: 16 (Jakobi 5). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none. Record: 8-7.APPLETON NORTH (80): Brekke 4-6 0-0 10, Sieg 2-4 0-0 6, Squier 1-1 0-0 2, Van Wyk 2-3 0-2 5, Laux 3-7 0-0 8, Erickson 1-1 0-0 2, Pohlman 5-7 0-0 10, Beecher 0-1 0-0 0, Klitzke 1-3 2-2 5, Levy 5-12 5-5 18, Van Handel 1-1 0-0 2, Schabo 5-7 0-0 12, Lukashewich 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 30-54. FT: 7-9. 3-pointers: 13-21 (Levy 3-6, Schabo 2-2, Brekke 2-3, Sieg 2-3, Laux 2-4, Klitzke 1-1, Van Wyk 1-2). Rebounds: 28 (Levy 5). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: none. Record: 17-0.last_img read more

Marketing Day: Facebook rights manager, pixel upgrades & earnings reports

first_imgMarketing Day: Facebook rights manager, pixel upgrades & earnings reportsYou are here: Someone reposted your Page’s Facebook video? You can now take some of their ad $Apr 28, 2017 by Matt McGeeFacebook Rights Manager now gives copyright owners new options for dealing with copyright violations, including taking some of the offender’s ad revenue. How to secure buy-in for your content marketing program expansionApr 28, 2017 by Rachel LindteigenHow do you get your executive team to recognize the need to expand your content marketing program? Columnist Rachel Lindteigen shares tips to help you lay the groundwork and find success. Microsoft reports $23.5 billion in revenue but misses Wall Street expectationsApr 28, 2017 by Greg SterlingSales of Surface tablets and laptops were off 26 percent. Posted on 29th April 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Audiences: It’s not just ‘who’ — it’s ‘where’ and ‘when’Apr 27, 2017 by Kevin LeeWhile marketers tend to focus on the ‘who’ of their media plan, columnist Kevin Lee explains why you can’t ignore essential ‘non-who’ elements such as ‘when’ and ‘where.’ Online Marketing News From Around The Web:Affiliate Marketing20 Ways to Motivate Stagnant Affiliates to Activate, Affiliate Marketing BlogAnalyticsGoogle Quickly Fixes AMP Analytics Bug, Search Engine RoundtableBlogs & BloggingShopify Discontinues Its Official Plugin for WordPress, WordPress TavernBusiness IssuesHere’s Tim Armstrong’s official memo of who will be running the AOL-Yahoo combo, www.recode.netGoogle and Facebook duped in huge ‘scam’, www.bbc.comGovernment requests for Facebook user account data up 9% in second half of 2016, but content restrictions declined, TechCrunchReport: Content recommendation companies Taboola and Outbrain are in advanced merger talks, TechCrunchDisplay & Contextual AdvertisingAre Ads Adjacent to Offensive Content Viewed as Endorsing That Content?, MarketingProfsDomaining.Art will have 3.5 million premium domain names, Domain Name WireHum: 50K Domains Registered on The New gTLD .Realty at Uniregistry in 2 days; Almost All Under Privacy, The DomainsThe EPA let NoAttacks.org expire. Then it blamed the new owner for cybersquatting., Domain Name WireOther ItemsHow to Detect Fake News in Real-Time, medium.comSocial MediaFacebook lets content owners claim ad earnings of pirated videos, TechCrunchFacebook Stories: The Video Tipping Point For Publishers, Ad ExchangerVideoAsk a Content Strategist: How Do You Measure the ROI of Video Marketing?, ContentlyFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: Facebook rights manager, pixel upgrades & earnings reports Alphabet reports $24.75 billion in Q1 revenues, beating expectationsApr 27, 2017 by Ginny MarvinAd revenues rose 19 percent year over year. HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Facebook rights manager, pixel upgrades & earnings reports Amazon beats expectations in Q1 2017 with 23% jump in revenueApr 28, 2017 by Matt McGeeCompany reports $1.48 earnings per share, smashing analyst expectations of $1.13 EPS.center_img Brandwatch, Crimson Hexagon join Twitter’s channel partner programApr 28, 2017 by Barry LevineWith Sprinklr, Sprout Social and Conversocial, these social analytics firms will have early access to Twitter data and product development. IBM enlists Watson to define customer segments and insightsApr 28, 2017 by Barry LevineThrough a newly expanded Marketing Insights, the supercomputing platform is defining customer groups by such goals as engagement and long-term value. Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 SMB trust survey: Amazon No. 1, Google No. 3, Facebook No. 20Apr 27, 2017 by Greg SterlingRatings are based on NPS survey data from 23,000 small businesses. Facebook pixels get upgrade to track actions & page dataApr 27, 2017 by Greg FinnA change to the Facebook pixel will now pass a page’s click data and metadata back to Facebook. How to Create the Ultimate Marketing PlanApr 28, 2017 by Digital Marketing DepotFour out of five B2B buyers start their journey with a web search. Nearly three quarters of the buying process is complete by the time a prospect is ready to engage with your sales team. With customers now in control, how do you create an effective marketing plan that resonates with target audiences? Compelling content, […] Are you grateful for digital? Part 2: Q&AApr 28, 2017 by Lewis GershColumnist Lewish Gersh sits down with direct marketing expert Lynn Wunderman to discuss why digital and all the data at our fingertips are a mixed blessing for marketers. Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Report: Google Assistant beats rivals for questions answered and accuracyApr 28, 2017 by Greg SterlingCortana was second for questions answered, Alexa second-best for accuracy.last_img read more

Parma suffer double blow

first_imgParma will be without key duo Bruno Alves and Roberto Inglese for at least the next game after they suffered injuries. Parma thrashed Genoa 5-1 on Sunday to move up to eighth in Serie A – but at the expense of Inglese. That is because, as per the Ducali’s official website, the striker sprained his ankle and needs two weeks of treatment “and subsequent recovery”. He lasted just 12 minutes at the weekend and was replaced by Andreas Cornelius, who scored a quick-fire hat-trick. With the next international break scheduled for November 11-19, it seems unlikely Inglese will return before then. Alves, meanwhile, missed the win against Genoa with what Parma describe as “a grade-I injury to his left hamstring”. The defender should therefore miss only his side’s next match at Inter this Saturday, although there is a midweek round coming up. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Players will embrace Arsenal FA Cup test

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Players will embrace Arsenal FA Cup testby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed their fourth round FA Cup tie with Arsenal.Solskjaer says his players will embrace the test.He said, “Fantastic. We need these games. These players need the big games to be challenged.”Of course, everyone says we’ve won the last five games but [they have] not been [against] big opposition. But you can only beat the teams you play and, for us to get tested and go to the next level, you need those games. And if you want to win the FA Cup, you have to beat everybody.”Assistant coach Michael Carrick added: “It’s a typically nice draw, just when you want a nice little home game!“But if you want to get to the final or win these competitions, you’ve got to play and beat [the best teams] and we’ll look forward to going down there.” last_img read more

YRB crews optimistic about less damage to culverts than in past years

first_imgYRB crews will also be washing off medians on the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John starting early next week. Washing will take place nightly from 5:30pm until 3:30am, Monday-Friday from April 23rd to May 11th. Flaggers will be in place along with a pilot vehicle to control traffic. We ask that anyone traveling during this time on the Alaska Highway to slow down while driving past crews. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Staff at Yellowhead Road and Bridge are optimistic that despite a higher-than-normal snowpack, they don’t think damage to culverts in the North Peace will be as severe as in previous years.YRB North Peace Operations Manager Rodney Hafner said that YRB decided to use social media for the first time this year in their annual efforts to get local hired equipment to register with them. He explained that the company usually advertises in traditional media, but decided to be proactive in using social media to put the word out. Hafner said that though they’re looking for hired equipment this spring and summer, YRB officials don’t think that this spring will see a higher chance of flooding because of damage to culverts. He explained that though the North Peace has seen a nearly record amount of snow this winter, the cold weather pattern that persisted all winter means there’s a smaller likelihood of those culverts being damaged during the freeze-thaw cycles that occurred in the middle of the winter on several occasions in years past.last_img read more

Mission mahamilavat wants khichdi govt at Centre Modi

first_imgKoderma (Jharkhand): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the ‘mission mahamilavat’ of the opposition is keen to form a “khichdi” government at the Centre, the strings of which will remain in the hands of the Congress.Addressing a poll rally in Jamua under Koderma Lok Sabha constituency in support of BJP candidate Annapurna Devi, Modi alleged that the grand alliance of opposition parties does not at any cost want a government with absolute majority. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”The ‘Mission Mahamilavat’ (of opposition parties) wants a khichdi government at the Centre, and its strings would remain in the hands of the Congress, as the party knows it cannot form a government on its own under any circumstance,” he said. The prime minister also accused the Congress of rallying behind parties to destabilise governments. “Around two decades ago, a similar ‘mission mahamilavat’ tried to stop Atal Bihari Vajpayee from becoming the PM… the Congress rallied behind some parties, resulting in change of governments and prime ministers every two-three years,” Modi said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHe said the opposition’s grand alliance and its leaders owe allegiance to nobody, and are only interested in votes. “They are just not interested in the development of those areas where they do not see their votebank,” Modi alleged. Without taking the name of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda — who has been charged with cases of money laundering and coal scam — Modi took a swipe at the Congress for supporting a tainted politician.last_img read more

The Sacramento Kings Are Turning Their Games Into Track Meets

You could be forgiven if you didn’t think much of the Sacramento Kings’ chances coming into this season. The club, which was coming off a 27-victory campaign last year, hasn’t posted a 35-win season in more than a decade and is one of the NBA’s youngest teams. Sacramento also had a relatively quiet offseason aside from adding No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley.But the calendar has flipped to the new year, and Sacramento still has more wins than it does losses. This is the first time that’s been the case for Sacramento since 2005. Having a record above .500 this late — even after dropping two very winnable games in a row — is cause for celebration given how dysfunctional this franchise has been the past 10 to 15 years.Yet it’s the way the Kings have gotten out to such a respectable start that makes them so interesting. Sacramento basically turns its games into track meets and runs its opponents to death, gradually wearing them down enough to take over during the most important moments of play.At a blistering 105 possessions per 48 minutes, the Kings play at the league’s second-fastest tempo. In fourth quarters, when teams often slow the pace considerably to get the ball to their best players for 1-on-1s, Sacramento is still averaging an NBA-high 104 possessions per 48 minutes.Here’s the key, though: The Kings, who own the league’s second-worst defensive rating in first halves, undergo a “Thriller”-style transformation in the fourth quarter, when they rank sixth in the league defensively. And maintaining the sprinter’s tempo plays a part in that.The Kings force their winded opponents into a league-leading 16.9 fourth-quarter turnovers per 100 possessions. By contrast, Sacramento often looks most under control when the game is on the line and has by far the NBA’s fewest giveaways per 100 plays in close-game scenarios. That ability to play fast consistently is part of the reason the Kings have won an impressive two-thirds of their games in clutch scenarios, when the score is within 5 points with five minutes to play or less.It’s hard to know whether any of these developments were intentional. Kings coach Dave Joerger came into the season saying he wanted his young team to push the pace in the hopes of creating easier looks on offense — a fairly obvious perspective with so many players on the roster still finding their way. If there were any doubt that Sacramento is committed to the youth movement or the idea of playing faster, consider this: Plodding 37-year-old Zach Randolph, who led the team in scoring last year and is healthy, hasn’t logged a single minute for Joerger and the Kings this season.In any case, Sacramento has shown that it doesn’t care much what the circumstances are — and that it’s going to run no matter what. You scored on us? That’s fine, but you better hustle back on D. The Kings average the fastest possessions in the NBA after surrendering a basket, according to stat-tracking site Inpredictable. Watching their games on television can be a challenge because the camera crews often pan to the player who’s just scored, unprepared for how quickly the Kings are going to take a shot of their own in transition, so a viewer will miss chunks of Sacramento’s fastest scores. It happens a lot: The Kings have scored 41 times within four seconds of an opponent’s make, nearly double the next closest team, per Second Spectrum data.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ACTION.mp400:0000:0002:23Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Speedster De’Aaron Fox is the V8 engine that drives this fast-paced attack, and his jumper is vastly improved from his rookie year, when he was a below-average shooter outside of 15 feet. The lefty makes smart decisions consistently and, like a pitcher with good off-speed stuff, has learned how to leverage his quickness by mixing speeds to keep defenders guessing about what he’ll do next.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FoxSpeedShift.mp400:0000:0002:23Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.By finding a relative comfort in playing at an unusual tempo, the Kings have gone against the grain. Yet they have also borrowed a tactic from the Grit-and-Grind Grizzlies, who played at the pace of molasses but felt that style better equipped them to compete once opponents moved to iso-only offense in the closing stages of games. For the Kings, a fast game is just their natural environment, almost like fish underwater. Sacramento used their pace to secure huge back-to-back, come-from-behind victories last month, beating both Memphis and New Orleans after trailing each team by 19 points.1During that same six-day span, the Kings trimmed a 27-point deficit to just 3 against the Clippers on the road before eventually losing.“I think in the first quarter, we didn’t realize how fast they play,” Cavs center Tristan Thompson said after his team failed to keep up with Sacramento. “In the second quarter, we figured it out, got it to a tie game. But in the third quarter, they ramped it back up on us, and we weren’t able to recover.”For the time being, there are a number of other things the Kings are doing well to help keep them above .500. Buddy Hield, however old he might be, is efficiently averaging 20 points per game on much higher volume than before. Stretch big Nemanja Bjelica gives them the spacing they’ve needed for years. Bogdan Bogdanovic has been solid since his return from injury, hitting a game-winner to beat the Lakers last week and helping stabilize a bench that lacks depth.There are also cracks in the facade — and some of those may stem from trying to outlast opponents at a breakneck pace the entire game. Sacramento had a 9-point lead on the Blazers in the final three minutes Tuesday night but couldn’t hold the lead and lost in overtime. And the Kings held a 7-point edge in Los Angeles with just over four minutes to play Sunday but then lost to the Lakers (who were playing without LeBron James). And earlier last month, when Sacramento blew a 10-point lead in the last four minutes against Golden State, Fox looked tired, committing turnovers and leaving his jumpers short. Some of this is regression to the mean. But it also makes sense that clubs would be better equipped to run with the Kings for entire games with the season in full swing, as players are in better shape.Other factors also suggest an uphill climb for the Kings. While the team uses pace to its advantage, Sacramento is merely average on offense, and it’s below average on defense across a full game. Sacramento has a winning record, but its net rating, usually more of a truth-teller, ranks in the bottom third of the league. The team isn’t good at protecting the rim — Willie Cauley-Stein, who came out of Kentucky as a dominant defensive prospect, has been arguably the NBA’s worst center in that regard — and its opponents shoot 70 percent from inside of 3 feet. The team hasn’t fared well when it plays its other bigs alongside Bagley, who’s been out with injury the past three weeks. And because of how weak the bench would be without Bogdanovic there, Joerger doesn’t play Fox, Hield and Bogdanovic — the team’s best three-man lineup — together as much as he might like to.FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection model doesn’t think much of Sacramento, giving the Kings just a 5 percent playoff probability — far closer to the bottom-feeding Bulls, Knicks and Suns than to teams like the Wolves or the Magic — despite their admirable start.The rest of this week will be a test for the Kings, who host the West’s first-place Nuggets and second-place Warriors on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. But the schedule isn’t reason to count them out: Sacramento has kept its head above water despite playing the NBA’s fifth-toughest slate to this point.Any way you slice it, the Kings have been fun, and they’ve found success in an unusual way. Fans should enjoy the ride, whether it lasts for just a few more days, or it’s a full-fledged run into the postseason.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

New Youth Ambassadors

first_img Education Minister tours schools this week Recommended for you Related Items:akierra missick, chrishelle bain, dante francis, rufus ewing, youth ambassador Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Sept 2014 – The New Youth Ambassadors for the country are named: Chrishelle Bain and Dante Francis… these two will carry the mantle and the message of the younger people of the islands according to Youth Minister Akierra Missick. The announcement comes during youth week and was made in the House of Assembly yesterday… Dante is a TCICC Computer Studies student and host of a radio talk show and Chrishelle is a Rotaract member and president of her church youth group. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Bahamas Public Forecast

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 25, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS OF METEOROLOGY AT 6AMGENERAL SITUATION:  A SURFACE TROUGH EXTENDS INTO THE BAHAMAS IN THE WAKE OF MARIA CONTINUES TO SUPPORT SOME UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA WHILE ROUGH SEAS CONTINUES TO PERSIST THROUGHOUT THE BAHAMAS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR POTENTIAL WATERSPOUTS… ALSO, BOATERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO LARGE OCEAN SWELLS, ROUGH SURF AND THE HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE NORTH AND EAST COAST BEACHES.ALL AREASWEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. MAINLY FAIR AND WARM TONIGHT.ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT. BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS:  VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS, BUT UP TO 10 TO 13 FEET IN MODERATE TO LARGE NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN.DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE           91 °F       33 °COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE          79 °F       26 °CSUNRISE:       7:00AM                                                         SUNSET:       7:03PMMOONRISE: 11:43AM                                                         MOONSET: 10:58PMHIGH TIDE: 12:05PM                           &                             12:23AM TUELOW TIDE:   5:30PM                             &                              6:31AM TUEEXTENDED FORECAST: A SURFACE TROUGH WILL EXTEND INTO THE BAHAMAS THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEN BECOME DIFFUSE THURSDAY AS THE SWELL GENERATED BY MARIA WILL SLOWLY DECAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.FORECAST FOR TUESDAY   WEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS OVER OPEN WATERSSEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS, BUT UP TO 13 FEET IN MODERATE TO LARGE NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN.FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAYWEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS, BUT UP TO 12 FEET IN MODERATE TO LARGE NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN.TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: PLEASE SEE NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE MARIA, LOCATED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS, NORTH CAROLINA, AND ON HURRICANE LEE, LOCATED OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC OCEAN.ELSEWHERE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON /C.G.last_img read more

Amazons Alexa can now speak slower or faster

first_img 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. Boost Mobile Turo 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 Read Google Home Hub review $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview See It 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. Tags 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. Share your voice Alexa Amazon,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. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Comments $60 at Best Buy Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET $6 at Tidal Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $999 $155 at Google Express See It 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). Tags 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. $210 at Best Buy See It Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) “Alexa, speak slower.” Chris Monroe/CNET You can now tell Alexa to slow down or speed things up when asking for information. US customers can choose from seven talking speeds when using Alexa, according to a Wednesday blog post from Amazon. In addition to Alexa’s standard speaking rate, the virtual assistant can converse in four faster rates and two slower rates. To adjust the talking speeds on any Alexa-enabled device, say “Alexa, speak slower,” or “Alexa, speak faster.” To reset, say “Alexa, speak at your default rate.”Some customers who are older or hard of hearing wanted Alexa to speak more slowly so they could better understand her, Amazon says. Other customers, like those who are blind or have low vision and are more familiar with listening to audio content, wanted to hear information more quickly. “We’re thrilled to introduce this feature to help customers further personalize their interactions with Alexa, and adapt the experience to best fit their individual needs,” Sarah Caplener, head of Alexa for Everyone, said in the blog post. The update rolled out Wednesday. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Apple iPhone XS $999 Read the AirPods reviewcenter_img Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Rylo JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Angela Lang/CNET Sprint 7 Smart Speakers & Displays 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. $520 at HP $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET 0 See it 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 $999 Amazon 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. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Post a comment Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) See at Turo $299 at Amazon Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Chris Monroe/CNET 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.last_img read more