Stray disabled kitten uses Lego wheelchair to scoot around with littermates

first_imgSUSSEX, N.B. – A stray kitten that was found in a New Brunswick barn with two broken legs is being given a second chance, thanks to a lot of care — and a Lego wheelchair.Champ was rescued by Cat Rescue Maritimes after being discovered in the barn in Sussex just over a week ago.“(Champ) does have hind legs, but they are kind of twisted around and they are not usable. But other than that, he seemed to be in good health,” said veterinarian Dr. Stephen Justason.Terry Peck of Cat Rescue Maritimes’ Sussex chapter told Global News she was sure the disabled kitten would have to be euthanized, but said they were unable to part ways after he started wagging his tail and she fell for him.“He can wag his tail, he can use the washroom and we just fell in love with him and had to give him a chance,” said Peck.Champ’s foster family decided to build him a little wheelchair out of Lego plastic blocks, Peck said.The gizmo has allowed Champ to get around with his littermates, using a red sock cut into a tiny sweater to prevent the harness from chafing his body.“They just fell in love with him and accept him just the way he is,” said Peck. “Humans could learn a lot from animals.”But he is outgrowing the Lego wheelchair, so the group is raising money to buy an adjustable one that will grow with him.Justason said there’s also the potential for Champ to develop additional health problems down the road, such as kidney problems and digestive issues. But Peck says his foster family is more than ready to look after any health concerns that pop up.(Global News)last_img read more

Confusion trips up labour reform roll out leaving some stakeholders in the

first_imgSweeping federal labour reforms come into force today, but the government is still figuring out who will be exempt from key provisions.Thousands of workers and employers are facing uncertainty after airlines, truck companies and telecoms asked Ottawa for exemptions or delays to rules they say would kneecap their operations.The changes require federally regulated employers to give staff a 24-hour heads-up on shift changes and four days’ notice for schedules. A 30-minute break every five hours and an eight-hour rest period between shifts are also mandated.Employment Minister Patty Hajdu says some companies and employees will be exempt from those regulations until further tweaks can be made after the October election — but just which companies and employees will be on the exemption list remains up in the air.Industry representatives say the changes would delay shipments, cancel flights and hurt Canada’s economy, while labour groups say they are asking for reasonable benefits from companies that are trying to skimp on workers.The contested amendments are part of an overhaul — three years in the making — to the Canada Labour Code, which hasn’t seen a major update since the 1960s.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Swaminathan insists his Ministry is doing a lot for people

However Ratnayake said that the information in the Parliament library is considered accurate. (Colombo Gazette) He said that his Ministry constructed over 11,ooo new houses, renovated homes damaged during the war, constructed wells and also repaired roads, schools and hospitals. Swaminathan said that JVP Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake had misled Parliament by claiming his Ministry had not done enough over the past two years. Ratnayake said that he made his statement in Parliament earlier based on information provided to Parliament.Swaminathan said that if the information was based on details provided to Parliament then the information is incorrect. Minister of Prisons Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs  D M Swaminathan today insisted that his Ministry is doing a lot for the people in the conflict affected areas.He made the statement in Parliament after being accused by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) of failing to address several issues faced by the people in the North. read more

Welch Hall wins award

From left: Paul Chapman, director of Planning Services, City of St. Catharines; David Balasiak, project co-ordinator, Facilites Management; Birgit Siber, Diamond and Schmitt Architects; Scott Roper, Facilities Management project manager; Debra McLauchlan, associate professor, Faculty of Education; Jean St. Pierre, Merit Contractors of Niagara; Regional Chair Gary BurroughsBrock’s Welch Hall has received a 2010 Niagara Community Design Award for best Urban Design and Architecture.The project received honourable mention in the Larger Scale Project category at a Jan. 26 ceremony at the Four Points Sheraton. The nominees were Scott Roper and Scott Walker from Brock with Donald Schmitt and Birgit Siber from Diamond and Schmitt Architects.“This project has given the campus a uniquely refined and dynamic design within a relatively small volume on a small site,” said Roper, Facilities Management project manager.“The building has rehabilitated a sore spot on our campus and made an important contribution to our streetscape, accessibility, and the portal entrance to buildings beyond. It has also created a unique courtyard on a campus of courtyards and improved the landscape in front of South Block to the west simply by its presence as a backdrop.”• Winners of the 2010 Niagara Community Design Awards read more

Residential tax increase reset at 35

The good news is Norfolk farmers have been granted a belated break on their taxes.The bad news is residential property owners in Norfolk will make up the lion’s share of the difference.Norfolk council agreed to the move Tuesday when it reduced the multiplier for calculating farm taxes relative to the residential tax rate.The move will reduce the total amount of farm taxes collected in Norfolk this year from $5.8 million to $5.36 million.Most of the lost revenue will be made up from increased residential taxes, which account for 80 per cent of the county levy.As a result, the 3.1 per cent increase in residential taxes reported in January will top out this year instead at 3.5 percent.Norfolk farm representatives have asked council repeatedly in recent years to do something about the galloping tax increases afflicting the agricultural community. Strong demand for agricultural land in southern Ontario coupled with a high price-per-acre have contributed to the tax burden.Meanwhile, commodity prices have softened in recent years while input costs have gone up. In recent months, diplomatic tensions with China have made it more difficult to export Canadian output to the vast Asian market. As a result, farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to pay their overhead while feeding Canadian households.“Now is a good time to do this,” said Langton Coun. Roger Geysens.Since 2012, the value of farmland in Norfolk has greatly outpaced every other property class except managed forest.A report from the Norfolk treasury department says the total assessed value of farmland in Norfolk in 2012 was $1.5 billion. In 2016, that had risen to $2.5 billion – an increase in four years of 65.4 per cent.The report says Norfolk collected $3.8 million in farm taxes in 2016.This was poised to rise to $5.8 million in 2019 before this week’s adjustment. Windham Coun. Chris Van Paassen commented that this is quite a large increase in taxes on land that makes few demands on municipal services.The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation agreed to phase in the 2016 assessment over four years, ending in 2020. On farmland, that works out to 16 per cent a year from 2017 to 2020 inclusive.Since its inception, Norfolk County has taxed agricultural land at 25 per cent of the residential rate. The reduction approved this week was achieved by lowering this multiplier to 23 per cent.Council was poised Tuesday to lower the multiplier further still to 22 per cent. However, council members balked when treasury staff informed them this would force this year’s residential tax increase up to 3.8 per cent.Agricultural representatives last asked council for a farm tax reduction in January. An Ontario Federation of Agriculture economist said a multiplier of 23 per cent would be fair.“I don’t think the OFA can complain if we give them what they asked for,” said Port Rowan Coun. Tom Masschaele, who initially supported the reduction to 22 per cent.With the adjusted rate in place, the total levy on single-family dwellings in Norfolk this year will rise to $71.35 million from the $70.9 million approved in January.In her report to council, Norfolk tax collector Sue Boughner noted that 27 of 35 municipalities surveyed tax farmland at 25 per cent the rate of residential property. The remaining eight have adopted a multiplier less than this amount.The multiplier in Durham Region and Halton Region is 20 per cent while the multiplier in Hamilton is 18 per cent.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

US factory orders rise 17 per cent after 2 months of declines

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Nov 4, 2013 8:23 am MDT US factory orders rise 1.7 per cent after 2 months of declines on greater demand for airplanes WASHINGTON – Orders to U.S. factories rose in September after two months of declines on a big jump in demand for commercial aircraft. But businesses cut back sharply on orders for machinery and other goods that signal their confidence to expand, signs of slower economic growth.The Commerce Department said Monday that factory orders increased 1.7 per cent in September from August. That followed a 0.1 per cent decline in August and a 2.8 per cent plunge in July.The September gain was driven by a 57.7 per cent jump in demand for aircraft.But so-called core capital goods, which include machinery and electronics, fell 1.3 per cent in September. It was dragged lower by a 23.6 per cent drop in machinery demand, with big declines in construction machinery, electric turbines and generators.Economists pay closer attention to core capital goods because they exclude more volatile orders for defence and aircraft and are a better gauge of businesses’ plans to invest. The decline was the second in three months and points to weaker activity at factories in the July-September quarter.Orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, increased 3.8 per cent in September, largely on the airplane gains. The big rise in demand for aircraft helped offset a 0.7 per cent dip in demand for autos and auto parts. That decline is expected to be temporary given the strength in auto sales this year.Demand for non-durable goods, such as chemicals, paper and food, edged down 0.2 per cent.Many analysts forecast weaker economic growth in the second half of the year. They are predicting growth at an annual rate of around 1.8 per cent in the July-September quarter and roughly 2 per cent in the October-December quarter. Both rates would be lower than the 2.5 per cent growth pace in the April-June quarter.Still, recent manufacturing reports have been mixed.A closely watched survey of U.S. purchasing managers said manufacturing expanded in October fastest pace in 2 1/2 years. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing survey increased for the fifth straight month, suggesting the 16-day partial shutdown of the government had little effect on manufacturers. Gains appeared to be driven by overseas growth, healthy U.S. auto sales and the housing recovery.The government combined the release of the September and August reports on factory orders. The August report had been delayed by the 16-day partial government shutdown read more

Sida le Cameroun bénéficie dun don de 97 millions deuros

first_imgSida : le Cameroun bénéficie d’un don de 97 millions d’eurosAfin de lutter contre le Sida qui touche de façon importante le Cameroun, le pays s’est vu octroyer un don de 97 millions d’euros par le Fonds mondial contre le Sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme.Cinq camerounais sur 100 sont victimes du Sida dans le pays, une situation importante qui nécessite des moyens. Ainsi, le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le Sida a décidé d’octroyer au Cameroun un don important, pour que l’incidence de la maladie diminue dans le pays, que la prévention soit plus importante et les malades mieux soignés. La ministre de la Santé camerounaise, André Mama Fouda a ainsi déclaré à l’AFP : “Le Cameroun va bénéficier d’un don de 63,8 milliards de FCFA (97,2 millions d’euros) sur une période de cinq ans. Cette enveloppe s’ajoute aux efforts du gouvernement camerounais dans ses actions de prévention et de prise en charge gratuite du VIH-Sida”.Au total, lorsque s’ajoutent les dons obtenus pour la lutte contre la tuberculose et la paludisme, ce sont en tout 228,6 millions d’euros qui seront alloués au Cameroun sur cinq ans. Ces dons interviennent quelques mois après la condamnation de l’ancien ministre de la Santé de détournement d’argent destiné à la lutte contre le Sida. Pas moins de 5,5% de la population au Cameroun vivait en 2004 avec le Sida.Le 30 décembre 2010 à 13:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Man appears in court in alleged machete attack on his wife

first_imgA Vancouver man is accused of attacking his wife early Saturday morning with a machete — severing three of her fingers, fracturing her skull and potentially leaving her blind in one eye — after the woman told him she wanted to end their relationship.Samuel L. Laughlin, 28, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree malicious mischief, all domestic violence-related. Judge John Fairgrieve set his bail at $1 million. Laughlin, who has no prior criminal history, will be arraigned June 21.According to an affidavit of probable cause, Laughlin and his wife, Meghan Moss, 28, married in 2010 but have been having marital issues lately. On Friday, Moss went out with a friend and told Laughlin she’d call him at midnight if she wasn’t home by then. She forgot to call, though, and Laughlin started texting her two minutes later accusing her of cheating on him.Laughlin told Moss to “answer your phone or I’m coming down there, and I’m going to murder (the friend) for holding you captive,” the affidavit reads.Moss called Laughlin, and they started to argue. He continued to accuse her of infidelity, despite her denials. An enraged Laughlin then used a machete to destroy Moss’ computer and a flat screen television in their bedroom, court records say.last_img read more

Alphonse Areola in contract talks with PSG

first_imgParis Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has confirmed that he is in talks with the club over a contract extensionFollowing the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon at the French capital this summer, Areola’s future had been in big doubt with under 12 months left on his existing deal.AS Roma and Chelsea had allegedly been keeping tabs on the World Cup winner’s circumstances at the Parc Des Princes after losing their number one keepers in Alisson Becker and Thibaut Courtois.But it appears that the 25-year-old will remain at PSG after all.“Discussions [over a new deal] have begun,” Areola told Telefoot, via SportsKeeda.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“The season is not over. I have a year left and I hope to be successful.“The important thing is to play. Playing at home is even better. If I’m allowed to play, why not [stay]?”Areola was recalled by new manager Thomas Tuchel into the starting line-up for PSG’s victories over Angers and Nimes in Ligue 1 after being left being left out in favour of Buffon for the club’s opening three competitive games.The Frenchman also impressed on his France debut in a goalless against Germany on Thursday.last_img read more

GreenSignal Bio Pharma IPO Price band issue date and other details

first_imgGreenSignal Bio Pharma (GSBP), a Chennai-based vaccine manufacturing company, will hit the primary market with its initial public offering (IPO) of up to 1,45,79,560 equity shares comprising offer for sale by promoters and existing shareholders. The price band has been fixed at Rs 76-80 per equity share of Rs 10 face value and the three-day issue opens on November 9, 2016.The minimum bid (market) lot for the IPO is 175 shares and multiples of 175 thereafter.GSBP is one of the four companies in the world pre-qualified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for UNICEF supply of BCG Vaccine for immunisation against tuberculosis.The company earned net profit of Rs 5 crore on turnover of Rs 20.3 crore for the financial year 2015-16, as against a loss of Rs 17.30 lakh in the preceding fiscal when the turnover was Rs 6.56 crore.During 2015-16, the company issued 17,73,450 equity shares of Rs 10 each at a premium of Rs 70 per share and bonus shares to the existing shareholders of the company in the proportion of three equity shares for every two equity shares (3:2).Currently, the company produces two vaccines — BCG Vaccine and BCG ONCO for immunotherapy, an immunotherapy drug for urinary bladder cancer.Risk factors and other details according to the company’s prospectus:In India, the price is regulated for the BCG vaccine and hence it is imperative for to solicit markets overseas. Though in the process of procuring contracts from various governments and countries there is a high risk that the eventual business may not materialize…In such an event, it will materially adversely affect business.There is an outstanding litigation involving the company, involving trademark; adverse decision in said case may affect the company. In the past also, the company had been involved in criminal litigations initiated by the Central Bureau of Investigation.The company has made net loss for the preceding four out of five financial years and has made profits only in the year ended March 31, 2016 (out of the past five years). For the immunotherapy drug, BCG –ONCO, in India the company had a tie-up with Cadila Healthcare Ltd. that expired on June 29, 2016; there is no assurance that the company will be able to distribute this vaccine effectively under any new arrangement on its own. India is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of vaccines world-wide, with 12 major vaccine manufacturing facilities. These vaccines are used for the national and international markets (150 countries), which makes India a major vaccine supplier across the globe.The global vaccines market is expected to reach $57 billion by 2019 from $33 billion in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 11.8 percent from 2014 to 2019.More than 70 percent of all measles vaccines used globally are produced in India. Nearly a third of prequalified vaccines, and over two thirds of medicines purchased through these international organizations are produced in India.last_img read more

SC upholds HC bail order for Apan Jewellers owners

first_imgOn 22 November last, the HC issued five separate rules in five money laundering cases filed against them. On 21 December last, the Chamber Judge of the Supreme Court extended its earlier order until January 2 in the money laundering cases. The owners are Dildar Ahmed, Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed. On 12 August, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) filed five cases against the three owners of Apan Jewellers after 15 maunds of illegal gold and some diamond jewellery were recovered from its branches. Earlier on 2 January, the apex court extended its earlier order until January 8 that stayed the High Court order granting bail to three owners of Apan Jewellers in three money laundering cases. The five-member bench of acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah passed the order after rejecting the petition filed by the state. Following today’s order, there is no bar to release two of Apan Jewellers’ owners from jail except Dildar Ahmed as he is accused in another case, said Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, counsel of the defendants. Customs officials seized almost 14 maunds of of illegal gold and some diamond jewellery were recovered from its branches. Prothom Alo file photoThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the High Court order that granted bail to three owners of Apan Jewellers in three money laundering cases, reports news agency UNB. On 14December, the High Court granted bail to three owners of Apan Jewellers in three money laundering cases. 18 December, a special bench of the Chamber Judge stayed the bail order of the High Court until December 21 and set 21 December for next hearing of the petitions in the scheduled vacation bench. Five CIID assistant revenue officers filed the cases with Gulshan Police Station, Dhanmondi Police Station, Ramna Police Station and Uttara Police Station following the directives of the National Board of Revenue (NBR).last_img read more

Construction of proposed bridge over River Ajay to start soon

first_imgKolkata: The construction of the bridge over river Ajay connecting Kenduli in Birbhum and Shibpur in West Burdwan to initiate soon. According to a senior officer of the state Public Works Department, necessary tasks that is required for commencement of the construction of the bridge has been completed and the agency that will carry out the work takes about three to four months to complete the ground work before initiating the work. Hence, the work is expected to start soon. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsTwo bridges will be constructed across river Ajay. Both the bridges will be of three lanes. One will come up just beside an existing one, which is in a poor condition, connecting Moregram and Panagarh in West Burdwan. The bridge is a part of the National Highway 60. The construction work of the new one has already started and it will come up at a project cost of Rs 163 crore. The other bridge is coming up to connect Kenduli in Birbhum at one end with Shibpur in West Midnapore on the other side of river Ajay. The bridge is coming up at a cost of Rs 130 crore. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedOnce the construction of the bridge is completed, one will need to travel 30 km less to reach Durgapur from Duprajpur. The people of the area will be immensely benefitted and the economy of the place will witness a boom. It may be mentioned that the place is famous for Jaidev Kenduli Mela where lakhs of people visit every year. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurates Jaidev Kenduli Mela every year. People visiting the Mela every year will also be benefitted with the construction of the bridge as it would take lesser time for them to reach the Mela premises. After coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government has taken up several projects to develop the infrastructure to ensure better road connectivity in the state and the construction of the bridge will be helpful to thousands of people as they no more have to travel extra kilometres to reach Durgapur Expressway. In the absence of the bridge, one from Dubrajpur needs to travel through National Highway 2B to reach Durgapur. But with the construction, one can take a turn from Jaidev More and will straightway reach Durgapur Expressway after crossing the bridge. Mamata Banerjee government has taken up several such projects and the state has witnessed a massive development in road connectivity in the past six and a half years.last_img read more

Transforming the Video Game World

first_img When Julie Uhrman was vice president of digital distribution at IGN Entertainment, the video game news site, she came to the realization that something was seriously wrong with the console industry. Sticker prices for hardware were prohibitively high, typically around $300. Meanwhile, software-makers were churning out strings of lazy, unimaginative titles that cost $60 a pop.”If you went to E3,” Uhrman says of the gaming industry’s annual trade show, “you would see that there were no new consoles announced, no major new developments. All the games that were being talked about were sequels. There was nothing really exciting happening in the space.”The Disruptors: 2013Disrupter: Julie UhrmanCompany: OuyaBig idea: Develop an affordable open-source game consoleRelated:The Stylish Headphone Company That’s Turning HeadsThe Entrepreneur Who Will Change Your Mobile Phone BillRevolutionizing the Way We Watch TV and MoviesTransforming the Video Game WorldThe Revolution Will Be TextedA New Way to Rent a CarSaving the World With FertilizerBut she did notice that more people were spending a significant amount of time on mobile games, especially those for Android phones, where the combination of an open development platform, a huge library of innovative titles and a virtual store (Google Play) that allowed users to try before buying was attracting gamers in hordes. She had an epiphany, envisioning “this device that was built on Android that wasn’t a mobile phone.”Uhrman acted quickly, recruiting game-industry veterans and designer Yves Behar to create an affordable, open-source console that could access a robust online gaming library. But there’s a reason previous game consoles had been developed by huge companies like Sony and Microsoft: It’s an expensive process.After trying traditional VC channels, Uhrman turned to Kickstarter in July 2012 to see if there was any public interest in her inexpensive open-source console, which she dubbed Ouya. In the space of 24 hours, Ouya raised an unprecedented $2.4 million in funding; in fact, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company’s Kickstarter venture eventually reaped more than $8 million. In May 2013 the company announced a $15 million VC funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.The appeal, aside from the $100 price tag, is that open-source platform. Developers are free to create games and incorporate accessories–say, a tablet from Samsung, a Kinect sensor from Microsoft–into the Ouya. It’s essentially a sandbox for a huge group of tinkerers and inventors.”I have a small team, but if I allow Ouya to be open in every sense of the word, some amazing things can happen,” Uhrman says.There’s also the gaming library. “Android already had a business model in place where consumers actually could try something before they buy it,” she says, pointing out that more than 120 Android titles are available to play on the Ouya.Numbers aside, Uhrman is nostalgic for the types of gaming experiences she had as a youth and is ecstatic about bringing them back. “I love being able to try more games on the television,” she says. “With Ouya I can turn it on and download five games and start playing through them. And whichever ones I like the best I can keep. Just the idea of discovery is fun. And that’s what I remember as a kid.” 3 min read June 28, 2013 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the July 2013 issue of . Subscribe »last_img read more

Dell 2019 Brand Report Card

first_imgDell continues to be one of the most consistent and forward-thinking laptop brands out there, maintaining its third-place spot in our rankings for the third year in a row. The Austin-based PC maker has stayed near the top of the pack with its stellar premium laptop lineup (led by the XPS line), and some of the slimmest and sexiest designs out there. The company also made some much-needed innovations this year, finally ridding the XPS 13 of its dreaded nose cam while introducing the world’s smallest business 2-in-1.Dell still does stumble in a few areas, as its mainstream and budget systems fared less favorably in our reviews than its high-end machines did. And while the company provides great tech support via social media, we found its phone agents to be a bit lacking. Still, with a great lineup of laptops, generous warranty options, and a wide range of options for all budgets and use cases, there’s a reason Dell remains near the top.Dell’s Key StrengthsPremium powerhouses. Dell’s high-end laptops remain the best in the business, with the XPS 13 and XPS 15 topping our roundups of the best laptops and best 15-inch laptops.A laptop for every need. Dell’s value and selection is near-unparalleled, as the company offers everything from high-end mainstream and business notebooks like the XPS and Latitude series, to the surprisingly strong budget gaming laptops found in the G series.Innovative, attractive designs. Dell fixed the one glaring problem with the XPS 13 by finally getting a webcam at the top of the machine’s impossibly slim bezel. And the latest Latitude 7400 2-in-1 redefines how smart a business machine can be.Dell’s Key WeaknessesMixed review performance. While Dell’s PCs comprise some of our favorite laptops, not all of them are winners. The company’s notebooks scored an average 3.5 out of 5 stars in the past years, with its four Editor’s Choice winners all being premium notebooks.Phone support. Dell’s customer support is generally good, but the company’s phone agents tend to insist on taking over your machine and solving your problems themselves rather than giving you quick answers. Top Rated Dell LaptopsBest Laptop Overall: Dell XPS 13Best 15-inch Laptop: Dell XPS 15Best Business Laptop: Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged Reviews (30/40)Dell continues to dominate in the premium market yet struggles to make good mainstream and budget laptops. With scores ranging from 2 to 4.5 stars, Dell’s laptops are all over the board. But when averaged, those scores come out to a rather disappointing 3.5 stars. Four Dell laptops earned an Editor’s Choice Award (second to HP), though none of those costs less than $1,000.AdvertisementDell’s standout laptops are all premium machines. The XPS line continues to impress, and the XPS 15 even earned the top stop on our best 15-inch laptops page. The latest XPS 13 is a smaller version with a compact chassis along with a vivid display and long battery life. Dell also sells some excellent business laptops, including the Precision 5290 2-in-1 and Latitude 5420 Rugged.Design (13/15)With such a large catalog of laptops, there’s bound to be some hits and misses in Dell’s lineup. The 2018 and 2019 XPS 13 and the XPS 15 sit at the top of the pyramid with their stately, sturdy builds. The XPS 15 offers a mix of aluminum and soft-touch finish and Dell’s proprietary woven crystalline silica fiber interior. Colors on the XPS 13 ranged from dark gray to gold to light silver.But the XPS line isn’t the only looker in the lineup. You’ve got stunners like the Precision 7730 and the Latitude 7490 with its carbon-fiber lid. There’s also the Latitude 5290 2-in-1, with its metallic back panel and auto-deploying kickstand. The company’s gaming laptops also got a much needed makeover with the G7 15 and G5 15, which boast such bold colors as white, blue, black and red.However, Dell’s notebooks continue to vacillate between captivating and lost in the shuffle. Laptops like the Precision 3530, Latitude 3390 2-in-1, Inspiron 15 5000 and Inspiron 17 5770 fall into the latter category as they’re not ugly, but not exciting, either. Rounding out the catalog are the company’s rugged laptops (Latitude 7424 and Latitude 5420), which are large, and with massive loads of MIL-SPEC-certified toughness to boot.Support and Warranty (16/20)Our undercover investigation showed that Dell’s best tech support is found on its social media, where agents demonstrated a solid understanding of its technologies and provided answers within minutes. We just wish its telephone agents were a bit more focused on providing answers than taking control of our system and doing everything for us.Dell allows you to extend its warranties for the XPS and Inspiron laptops by up to four years, and the company covers shipping both to and from its centers. The company also offers an accidental damage protection as an add-on.Innovation (8/10)In 2019, Dell built on the best laptop by cramming a crazy-small 0.08-inch HD camera into the XPS 13, so you get the same barely there bezels without the nose cam. Meanwhile. the Inspiron 13 and 15 7000 2-in-1s for consumers sport a clover magnetic pen garage built in to the hinge. Dell’s Mobile Connect software is one of the best solutions for transferring files between phones and PCs, and a beta feature allows you to access your phone in virtual reality.On the business front, the upcoming Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is the world’s smallest commercial 2-in-1, but it also offers proximity sensing from Intel to make unlocking your PC as easy as walking up to it. Dell also put AI to work in the Precision workstation line with new software that uses artificial intelligence to optimize performance.Value and Selection (14/15)Dell’s machines can get pricey, but the company offers a wide selection. On the entry-level side, there’s the $149 Inspiron Chromebook 11, Inspiron 11 3000 that starts at $179 and the Dell Chromebook 5190 ($259), which we praised for its rugged design and long battery life. Consumers looking for a middle-of-the-road laptop should check out the Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 which starts at $549 or the Inspiron 15 7000 ($729). Of course, Dell also sells its premium consumer lineup, with the acclaimed XPS 13 and XPS 15 (starting at $899 and $999 respectively), which are among our top-rated laptops in their categories.MORE: Best Dell LaptopsProfessionals looking for a reliable business notebook should check out the 14-inch Latitude 3490 which starts at $589 or the Latitude 7480 ($898). Looking for something a bit more premium? Check out the $1,389 Latitude 5290 2-in-1 or the superdurable Latitude 5420 Rugged ($1,399 starting), which both boast enough battery life to get you through the workday.If you’re a creative pro, you’ll want to pick up the Precision 7730 ($1,199 starting) for its viciously vivid 17.3-inch display and excellent performance. Even with its Alienware counterpart, Dell also makes gaming laptops, like the G3 15 ($849) and G7 15 ($949), which are apart of its budget and mainstream lines, respectively. Dell recently launched a 2019 G Series that boasts RTX GPUs, which dips into premium gaming, though we haven’t reviewed that machine yet.Despite Dell’s large selection, we’d like to see better prices on systems like the XPS 13, which gives you only a Core i3, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD for $800. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.comSteph Curry’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndo247 SportsThe Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019, Ranked247 SportsUndoMy Food and FamilySavory Crab CakesMy Food and FamilyUndoAncestryAncestryDNA® Summer Sale: Only $59. Offer ends 8/26.AncestryUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2019Which laptop brand is best? 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