Monarch Deposed by Painted Lady

first_img(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Painted lady butterflies make an even more spectacular migration than the famous Monarchs, observers just found.The Monarch butterfly travels about 6,000 miles round trip in its migration from Canada to Mexico.  That record has been bested by painted ladies, which fly 9,000 miles, it has just been discovered.  This amazing feat was just reported today on the BBC News and Science Now.  Richard Fox, the survey manager of Butterfly Conservation said,“This tiny creature weighing less than a gram, with a brain the size of a pin head, and no opportunity to learn from older, experienced individuals, undertake [sic] an epic intercontinental migration.”Why wasn’t this discovered before now?  Brits thought the colorful insects just died off at the end of summer.  It turns out, rather, that they land in the British Isles as a feeding stop on their intercontinental migration from tropical Africa to the edge of the Arctic Circle and back.  While in the UK, they increase their numbers till they leave in two waves, one in August and one in October.  They were not seen migrating because they fly super-high: average 500 meters, but as high as 1,000 meters.  It took radar to spot them.Thousands of participants took part in solving the mystery of where they went.  As with Monarchs, it takes up to six generations of butterflies to complete the annual trip.   With favorable winds they can fly 30 miles per hour.Painted ladies with their bright orange-dappled wings have been appreciated casually for millennia, but only now have their epic migrations been recognized.  One of the authors of the paper said, “So we’ve kind of got this amazing creature right under our noses without really realising.”This discovery suggests that more incredible stories are still out there.  Here it is, 2012, and we are just finding out this amazing migration story.  Congratulations to all those who took part; everyone who loves natural wonders should be very pleased.  Will more epic migrations be found in Russia, China, or other parts of the world?  It would be surprising if Monarchs and Painted Ladies are the only species that travel this far.A new 3-D IMAX film about Monarchs is out this month, Flight of the Butterflies.  Interesting observation: There’s a quote on the home page, “Evolution is written on the wings of butterflies.”  A couple of weeks ago, Charles Darwin was listed as the source.  Today, his name has been scrubbed, but the quote is still there.  Wonder what happened; was there a complaint? Is Darwin’s name too controversial?If you want a documentary that takes on the assumption of evolution, be sure to watch Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies from Illustra Media (available in DVD and Blu-Ray with surround sound).  The film masterfully shows many species of butterflies in all their glory, with a focus on their amazing life-cycles that defy evolution, and then reveals the Monarch migration in a heart-lifting true-life adventure story.  This is a wonderful tool to share the positive case for intelligent design.  Now it looks like a sequel featuring painted ladies would be in order.last_img read more

Archaeologist Walks a Mile for Camel Smoke

first_img(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 History should provide warnings to those who say the Bible is wrong.  Did camels arrive in Israel too late for Abraham?Give an inch and some will take a mile.  Can a data point at one site justify a sweeping generalization about a region for centuries?  That’s essentially what two archaeologists from Tel-Aviv University did to conclude that the Bible’s mention of camels as far back as the time of Abraham is wrong.  Erez Ben-Yosef and Lidar Sapir-Hen based their conclusions on radiocarbon dates of camel bones from copper mines in the Aravah Valley, between the Dead Sea and Eilat.  Since the bones appear suddenly at 930-900 BC, they conclude camels were not domesticated till then.  All it means, though, is that camels were not associated with copper production at that spot till that time (unless older camel bones are found elsewhere at the site some day in the future).  It says nothing about the use of camels elsewhere in the Levant for other purposes.  It’s basically a piece of negative evidence (i.e., blowing smoke with camels).PhysOrg is one of many news sites echoing the theme that this constitutes “direct proof” the Bible is wrong:Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob. But archaeologists have shown that camels were not domesticated in the Land of Israel until centuries after the Age of the Patriarchs (2000-1500 BCE). In addition to challenging the Bible’s historicity, this anachronism is direct proof that the text was compiled well after the events it describes.Some news outlets became brash in their headlines: Yahoo News stated flatly, “Appearance of camels in Genesis called sign of authors’ distance from history.”  National Geographic headlined, “Domesticated Camels Came to Israel in 930 B.C., Centuries Later Than Bible Says.” Others were patronizing in their put-downs, saying the Biblical authors were not intentionally wrong: “They weren’t trying to trick anyone,” Joel Baden (CNN) said, slaying Biblical credibility with faint praise.  “They imagined, quite reasonably, that the past was, fundamentally, like their present.”Creation Ministries International provided one response.  After showing other evidence to support the existence of camels in the time of Abraham, Lita Cosner concluded:There is a long and glorious history of archaeologists claiming that what they see out at their dig sites contradicts the Bible, only to be proved wrong as later discoveries come to light. However, the evidence to disprove this spurious claim existed long before this latest argument was put forward.Todd Bolen, professor of Bible history and long-time resident of Israel, had a tone of “here we go again” on Bible Places Blog before providing an extensive list of evidences and references that support the Biblical account:Yes, I have been ignoring all of the crazy media coverage on the camel story. For one thing, the popular angle here is hardly new—scholars have tried to deny the accuracy of the Bible using camels for a long time. For another, the story is wrong. The biblical account is trustworthy, and the evidence from the recent study does not support the claims being made from it. (We didn’t find any camels being used at two copper-mining sites in the early 10th century; therefore, no camels were domesticated anywhere in the ANE [ancient near east] before that time.)One is left wondering, therefore, what motivated the two archaeologists to rush to impugn the Bible’s historicity.  They should have known it’s risky: “Proving that something did not exist at some time and place in the past is every archaeologist’s nightmare because proof of its existence may, despite all claims to the contrary, be unearthed at some future date,” said Martin Heide, quoted on Bible Places Blog.  Previous examples abound of discredited discredits of the Bible.Here, though, the archaeologists seem to have made anti-Biblical opinions not justified by their meager evidence, merely by the power of suggestion.  For instance, “While there are conflicting theories about when the Bible was composed, the recent research suggests it was written much later than the events it describes,” National Geographic deduced.  “This supports earlier studies that have challenged the Bible’s veracity as a historic document.”That’s not just bad science; it’s bad logic.  Later compilers (even if that were assumed) could have used original sources, for one thing; and dates on a few camels in a copper mine cannot possibly be extended into generalizations about the whole ancient near east.  They themselves admit, “The biblical angle wasn’t the focus of the recent research, though, just an after-the-fact observation.” It wasn’t even an observation.  It was the lack of an observation: negative evidence used to promote a universal negative.  That’s always risky.Besides, evolutionists place the evolutionary “emergence” of the camel at 40-50 million years ago, and the emergence of human beings in the Levant around 400,000 years ago.  Would it not seem odd if the two never got acquainted in Israel before 930 BC?  The Genesis account locates the creation of humans and camels on the Sixth Day of creation, not that long ago.  It seems reasonable that Abraham, within centuries of the Flood, would have been well acquainted with the animal resources available to man, given that he came from Ur, a civilization in camel-friendly habitat, and was experienced in the logistics of long-distance migration of personnel and their baggage.Where have all the camels gone, long time passing?Where have all the camels gone, long time ago?Where have all the camels gone,Stomped on skeptics, every one;When will they ever learn?When will they ever learn?last_img read more

PSL denies Iriga appeal on Soltones ban

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhilippine Superliga’s one-year ban and P50,000 fine on Iriga open spiker Grethcel Soltones stands.After convening in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, the PSL team owners unanimously denied the appeal of team owner and Iriga mayor Madeline Alfelor to downgrade the penalty for former San Sebastian standout, who apparently violated the tournament’s One League Policy.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next San Beda barges into 12th straight Finals, ousts San Sebastian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games The league voted 7-0 and unanimously upheld its decision.Under league rules, Soltones should have been under contract with Iriga for a year as teams are required to sign all their players to a minimum of one-year contract with an exclusivity deal due to the One League Policy. Players under contract could not suit up in any games or tournament outside of the PSL until after their deal is done.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMuch to the team owners’ dismay, Iriga has no contract with Soltones despite her suiting up for the Lady Oragons’ season opener against Sta. Lucia in the ongoing 2017 PSL Grand Prix.Iriga and guest team Victoria Sports- University of Santo Tomas could not vote during the deliberations. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Back from China, Nets steer clear of controversy in remarks

first_imgDrilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Harris said one of his community events, a visit with children at a play area, still went on. So did the team functions planned by new owner Joe Tsai, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.Tsai posted a lengthy letter to fans on Facebook following Morey’s tweet, which Harris said the owner encouraged the players to read. He was around the team during the week getting the know players and staff.He made a good impression with his dinners, which Harris indicated were even better than Gregg Popovich’s while playing for the U.S.“I mean Pop had a lot of good dinners and stuff planned when we were out there too,” Harris said, “but I’d say Joe Tsai is probably a little more familiar with some of the dining establishments in Shanghai and Shenzhen.” /gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “At the end of the day we’re human and we see those things, so we just tried to stick together as much as we could,” guard Caris LeVert said.The Nets who did speak to reporters — Kyrie Irving wasn’t among them — said they hadn’t seen Morey’s tweet and couldn’t recall when they learned of it. Both teams met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shortly after arriving, where Harris said the commissioner outlined what was happening.“It’s not like he was standing in front of everybody and making some, like, dramatic commentary,” Harris said. “He was basically describing what we already knew was going on.”Irving spoke up in the meeting, but Harris said those remarks were not political but rather related mostly to basketball.“It was more just focusing on trying to get ready for the games,” Harris said.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Video captures shooting by Hong Kong police PLAY LIST 01:41Video captures shooting by Hong Kong police01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue A worker takes down a billboard advertising an NBA preseason basketball game on Thursday between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. The NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. (AP Photo)The Nets steered clear of any statements like those of LeBron James that could have further inflamed the situation. Players say they were not rattled by the turbulence they faced during their two exhibition games against the Los Angeles Lakers last week, which came as the NBA dealt with the fallout from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s now-deleted tweet in support of support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.Joe Harris was just in China last month for the Basketball World Cup and said this trip wasn’t much different.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“To be honest, you know there’s a lot of stuff going on but the atmosphere was really very similar to what it was during the World Cup,” Harris said. “The fans were extremely passionate. They love the game. They still sold out both games, so take out everything that was actually going on it really felt like almost exactly the same.”It was hard to ignore everything, with Chinese and NBA officials canceling events and news conferences, and advertising and local television coverage for the games in Shanghai and Shenzhen removed. LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerscenter_img This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Unruffled feathers MOST READ NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets played well and ate great on their trip to China.That was the tenor of their comments Wednesday after their first practice back home, downplaying the impact the ongoing international tension between the NBA and China had on them.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

9 months agoPogba dig at Mourinho after Man Utd win: When you play free and you have manager’s trust…

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pogba dig at Mourinho after Man Utd win: When you play free and you have manager’s trust…by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba was delighted with Manchester United’s victory at Tottenham.Pogba laid on Marcus Rashford’s first-half matchwinning goal.“I love playing big matches,” he told Sky Sports after the game. “I love playing against the best players, that is where we improve, progress and get more experience. “Obviously it was a good one for us and everyone played well, we were all determined because we wanted to win this game. I think the players helped me and we all enjoy playing football and playing together and that is what we did today.”Pogba added: “Everything comes when you play free and you have the trust of the manager and players who make it easy for me. I know [Nemanja] Matic will be there and we can press high and when we get the ball I am already there so I can shoot, I can pass and that is what I have been doing since the manager came. I know I have security behind me so I have the freedom to go so the manager has helped me.” last_img read more

Second Show Added – Bordello of the Damned Dinner Theatre

first_imgCome in costume or come as you are, to scrutinize evidence and figure out whodunnit while enjoying a fantastic feast.  After the murder has been solved, there will be a DJ to help us celebrate.Doors open at 6 pm, dinner and show to start at 7:00.Sponsored by the Fort St. John Curling Club, the FSJ Oil Wives, and Stage North Theatre Society. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Join the Fort St. John Curling Club will hold the second night of a night of intrigue and murder March 10.  The first show on March 3 of Bordello of the Damned Murder Mystery sold-out in just days and due to demand, the Curling Club has added a second show this Saturday.Stage North Theatre Society will once again perform the dinner theatre murder mystery starting at 7 p.m.  The doors open at 6 p.m.Tickets are $65 plus fees and available at Systems Sound Source or online at Energetictickets.ca.  There are only 88 tickets available for this Saturday’s event.last_img read more

Old Fort residents receive gift cards

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The residents affected by the Old Fort landslide were given gift cards on Monday as part of the continuing community support.In partnership with St. John Advertising and Promotion and Casey’s Pub, a community Halloween Party fundraiser was held last month to raise funds to support the evacuees.The money raised was then converted to gift cards and handed out to residents in goody bags. Julie Roach-Burns, of St. John Advertising and Promotion, says Save On Foods has joined in on the support and is giving discounts to Old Fort residents that need to replenish food items that had expired during the evacuation order.“Save On Foods was here, and Cory one of the store managers announced that there are coupons in everyone’s gift bags giving 15-percent off when they go to replenish their entire house. So when they’re ready for the big shop, they use that coupon and get 15-percent off their purchase”, said Roach-Burns.Roach-Burns says any Old Fort residents that were unable to make it to the giveaway on Monday is welcome to drop by to St. John Advertising and Promotion, located at 8211-100 Avenue, to receive their goody bag.last_img read more

Tripura suspends IPS officer 8 TSR troopers

first_imgAgartala: The Tripura government has suspended an IPS officer and eight troopers of the elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) from service for breaching discipline, an official said here on Tuesday. A Tripura Home Department official said: “Five TSR troopers last week brutally assaulted two of their colleagues, Bhojveer Singh Chouhan and Jaydeep Prashad Tawra, at the 12th Battalion TSR Headquarters in Chakmaghat.” “Chouhan, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, had to admitted to the Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital here with severe injuries, while Tawra returned to his home in Rajasthan,” he said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad The official said after the incident came to light on Monday, the government suspended the 12th Battalion TSR Commandant Rati Ranjan Debnath, an IPS officer, and the five troopers. In another incident, three more TSR troopers of the 11th Battalion were suspended and action will be taken against another three for negligence of duty during a protest near Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s official residence on May 17. The TSR, trained for counter-insurgency operations, was launched in March 1984 to deal with terrorism. Seventy-five per cent of its personnel are from Tripura.last_img read more

Jamie Robson disciplined for racist blackface paint

first_imgDundee United have released a statement saying they have “disciplined” defender Jamie Robson for painting his face black for a party this month.Earlier this month, pictures from the fancy dress party released on social media showed the defender in ‘blackface’ and the club immediately started an investigation into the racially insensitive behavior.“Dundee United can confirm Jamie Robson has been disciplined in relation to his actions at a players’ social event earlier this month,” a statement on the club’s website read.“As a club, we have high standards concerning the behavior and actions of our staff, and on this occasion, Jamie has fallen short of these expected standards.“Dundee United is also fully committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity.RangersRangers agree Kamara and Jones signings Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 6, 2019 Dundee United midfielder Glenn Kamara and Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones have both signed pre-contract agreements with Rangers.Both players are expected to join the Ibrox…“The player’s actions were potentially offensive and with, the club’s support, he will undertake some diversity and inclusion training.”As part of the statement, Robson said: “I fully accept the naivety of my actions and can see that my actions fall short of what is expected by a professional footballer.“As soon as I became aware that I could offend, I took immediate action and removed both the make-up and costume.“I want to apologize for any offense I have caused, and I have also apologized to the club for not adhering to the standards expected.”last_img read more

Apples 2019 WWDC will reportedly take place June 37

first_img 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. The Cheapskate CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it • Read the Rylo camera preview 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. 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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. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Chris Monroe/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Boost Mobile See Allcenter_img Tags See at Amazon $210 at Best Buy 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. 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. 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. $6 at Tidal DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Apple chief Tim Cook James Martin/CNET Apple hasn’t yet shared when this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is taking place, but rumor has it the event is slated for June 3-7 in San Jose, California.WWDC has been held during the same week of June for the last few years (WWDC 2018 was June 4-8 at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center), and MacRumors reports that a “large annual event of some kind” is taking place at the convention center that same week this year.MacRumors also pointed to a 2019 event calendar from the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs listing Apple’s WWDC “Bash” on June 6. The event was previously called “Team San Jose 2019 WWDC” and the organization listed was “Apple,” the report says, but the calendar has since removed mention of WWDC and Apple. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. See at Turo 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. 7 $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sarah Tew/CNET Post a comment $999 Sprint Apple,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. Apple Best Buy $155 at Google Express Turo See It 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. Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $59 at eBay 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. $999 See It Share your voice 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Amazonlast_img read more