U.S. Government Shutdown Looms After Senate Vote

first_imgThe Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate has voted to strip controversial provisions from a measure that would temporarily fund federal operations, setting up a clash with the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives that could result in a partial shutdown of the U.S. government at midnight. But some lawmakers are still hoping to avert a shutdown with a last-minute deal to keep the government open for a short time while the two sides continue to negotiate.A shutdown would have broad impacts on federal science programs, including halting granting activity at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), forcing most government scientists to stay home, and delaying work on NASA space missions. A small number of federal researchers deemed essential by their agencies would still report to work, such as those involved in caring for patients at NIH’s clinical research center, sustaining animal colonies in research laboratories, or handling weather data seen vital to public safety. Researchers who already have grant money in hand, or work for universities or companies that get money from the federal government, would not be immediately affected.Science Careers has more on the story here, as do Gizmodo, Space.com, and Fisherynation.com.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A shutdown is imminent because Congress has not passed a spending bill to finance the government for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins at midnight. Without such appropriations, agencies technically have no money to spend. So they cannot operate in a normal fashion.In the past, such shutdowns have been the result of partisan battles over how much money the government should be spending, in other words, over fiscal issues. But this year is different. The trigger for this week’s crisis is a continuing attempt by Republicans to defund the new U.S. health care law (dubbed Obamacare by both sides) that goes into effect tomorrow. The House of Representatives, led by Republicans, so far has been unwilling to pass a “clean” funding bill that would temporarily extend the 2013 budget into 2014, at current spending levels. And the Senate, led by Democrats, has insisted that Obamacare is off the table.The Senate followed through this afternoon, voting 54 to 46 on party lines to strip House provisions that would have delayed Obamacare or altered some funding mechanisms. It then approved a bill that would fund the government at current spending levels through 15 November, sending it back to the House. House leaders have said they will not approve that bill, but will instead add other provisions unacceptable to Senate Democrats, all but assuring a shutdown.“Well, we’re at the brink,” said Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), who heads the spending panel that oversees NIH’s budget, on the Senate floor after the vote. “What’s going to happen at NIH? … Seventy percent of the 10,000 men and women who work at NIH will be furloughed at midnight. … These are the men and women working on the cure for Alzheimer’s … autism … and I’m just working through the ‘A’ words. What kind of government would destroy the very agency that is trying to come up with cures?”Some lawmakers, meanwhile, are hoping to round up enough support to pass a measure that would fund the government at current levels for a week or so, in hopes of reaching a resolution.Even a shutdown doesn’t mean that the entire federal government will be closed. Agencies can win White House approval to designate essential activities that can continue despite the absence of a 2014 budget. The percentage of so-called excepted employees on an agency’s roster varies greatly depending on the agency’s mission. For example, almost everybody will continue working at the departments of Veterans Affairs, Justice, and Homeland Security, where health care and maintaining law and order are core activities. But at NSF, which spends 95% of its budget on research done by others, only a few dozen people who carry out building security, information systems, and overseeing the Antarctic program are deemed essential. However, whether the employees who carry out those essential activities will get paid, retroactively, is up to Congress.last_img read more

Best Cheap Dyson Deals in the UK for July 2019 – Cheap

first_img Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Best Dyson Deals: V10 – Still a top vacuum cleanerThe V10 range launched in 2018 and is no longer the top-of-the-line – but it’s still a great vacuum cleaner.  Featuring up to an hour of cleaning time, an ultra-compact design and a host of accessories, this model scored a maximum 10/10 in our review. It was so good, in fact, that it made Dyson vow to stop developing corded vacuums. Best Dyson Cyclone V10 DealsDyson Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless Vacuum CleanerThe V10 Animal comes with a motorised brush bar for tackling hair and ground-in dirt in tight spaces – perfect for pet owners.John Lewis|2-year warranty|Now £399View DealNow £399|2-year warranty|John LewisDyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless VacuumFeatures a 20% power boost over the V8 and 60 minutes of battery power, as well as a soft roller cleaner-head.John Lewis|2-year warranty|Now £449View DealNow £449|2-year warranty|John LewisDyson Cyclone V10 Total Clean Cordless Vacuum CleanerThe ultimate Cyclone V10 model with all the accessories you could want for giving your entire house a clean from top to bottom. You get a 2-year guarantee from Currys.Currys PC World|2-year warranty|Now £479View DealNow £479|2-year warranty|Currys PC World Best Dyson Deals: Cinetic – big power for hair-covered homesDon’t mind cords? In that case, the Cinetic range might be for you, and in particular the Big Ball Animal that’s on heavy discount and perfect for pet owners. Best Dyson Cinetic DealsDyson CY26 Cinetic Big Ball Animal 2 Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner, Red, LargeIdeal for homes with pets, the Dyson CY26 generates powerful centrifugal forces through 28 cyclones arranged over two tiers. It’ll even pick itself up if it gets knocked over.Amazon|Save £33|Now £313.99View DealNow £313.99|Save £33|Amazon This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Best Dyson deals: 360 Eye – Dyson’s robot vacuum cleanerDyson takes a slightly different approach to the robot vacuum cleaner than its rivals. The 360 Eye’s squat proportions contrast to the flat pancake approach adopted elsewhere, while Dyson’s flamboyant style also helps it stand out.The Dyson robot is a lot more methodical than the chaotic, busy path finding of many of its rivals, and it also places the onus on powerful cleaning – even if that necessitates a (fully au-tomated) recharge mid-way through the clean.It’s an excellent robot vacuum cleaner that can be left to its own devices to keep your home dust-free. But it’s also rather expensive. Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum Cleaner – Refurbished – 1 Year GuaranteeThe 360 Eye has kept its value remarkably well over the past few years, but you can save big by picking up a refurbished unit from the official Dyson outlet store, complete with 1 yearguarantee.Dyson on eBay|Save £120|£679.99View Deal£679.99|Save £120|Dyson on eBay Deals Product Deals Best Dyson Deals: We dish the dirt on the biggest Dyson bargains available on the internet. It’s tricky finding a genuinely compelling Dyson deal, but not impossible. This is one of those premium brands, like Apple, that sees its products holding their value. But there are bargains to be found if you look carefully.The trick is often to pick out the older members of the Dyson family. The British manufacturer builds its products to last, and it also continues to support them for many years.In terms of its vacuum cleaner range, we lover the Dyson V11. But the simple fact is you’re going to get way better value with a V10, V8, or even V7. We’ve laid out the key differences between these different models below, so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.Related: Best vacuum cleaners 2019When it comes to those deals, our team has scanned through the UK’s biggest and best online retailers. We’ve looked through the entire Dyson range, including the company’s excellent Hot+Cool fan and its Dyson Supersonic hair drier.If you don’t find the exact product or price that you’re after, be sure to bookmark us and check back soon. We update these deals on a regular basis.Let’s start our deal round-up with the very cheapest Dyson vacuum cleaner available.Jump to:Dyson V6 Deals | Dyson Light Ball Deals | Dyson Cinetic Deals | Dyson V7 Deals | Dyson V8 Deals | Dyson V10 Deals | Dyson V11 Deals | Dyson Supersonic Deals | Dyson Fans and Hairdryers DealsAll of the below prices were correct at the time of publication, but they’re subject to change. We’ll be keeping this page updated, so be sure to check back.Best Dyson deals: V6 – the cheapest Dyson cordlessLooking for the Dyson V6 cheapest price? Then you’ve come to the right place.The V6 might be Dyson’s bottom-of-the-range motor, but it powers some of the company’s best-value vacuums. The cheapest are the V6 Trigger and Trigger Pro, which both feature 20 minutes of runtime and a handheld design. Perfect for small abodes and quick clean-ups. The Trigger Pro adds extra tools for tougher jobs.If you want an upright vacuum, the V6 Cord-free is your cheapest bet as the UK’s retailers hotly price-match this product. Best Dyson V6 DealsDyson V6 Cord Free Bagless Vacuum Cleaner – SilverThe most affordable way tosnag yourself a Dyson. The V6 may be the oldest model in the range, but itremains a classy cleaner.Currys PC World|2-year warranty|£199.00View Deal£199.00|2-year warranty|Currys PC World Best Dyson deals: Cheap Dyson hair dryers and fansDyson also makes products that blow air. The SuperSonic hair dryer is a premium product that’s remarkably effective, and it’s now possible to find it at a decent discount. Meanwhile, the ever-popular Hot+Cool fan and heater remains a decent deal if you shop around. And look out for the older Pure Cool Link air purifier. This model doesn’t have the fancy screen of the newer model, nor can it redirect its airflow backwards, but it has similar air-cleaning performance for a lot less. Cleverly, you can control it with Amazon Alexa, too.Dyson has just launched the Pure Hot+Cool, an update to its existing line of purifying heater/fan all-in-one. The new model has a display for giving you more information about the quality of your air. The launch of this new product is good news as it means that we’re seeing some deals for the old model. Best Dyson Supersonic DealDyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, BlackDyson’s futuristic take on the humble hair dryer in stealth blackJohn Lewis|2 year guarantee|Now £299View DealNow £299|2 year guarantee|John Lewis Best Dyson Deals: V11 – The Ultimate DysonThe V11 range was just launched in 2019 and is the top-of-the-line set of Dyson vacuums. Featuring more power than the V10, alongside some smart new sensing tech to adjust power automatically, this model scored another 10/10 in our review. It’s comfortably the best cordless vacuum Dyson has created to date. Best Dyson V11 DealsDyson V11 AbsoluteFeaturing a High Torque cleaner head with Dynamic Load Sensor technology, this is the best of the best.Dyson|Now £599View DealNow £599|DysonDyson V11 AnimalThis cheaper V11 model doesn’t give you the Absolute’s High Torque head, but it’s the same brilliant vacuum cleaner at heart.Dyson|Now £499View DealNow £499|Dysoncenter_img Best Dyson Light Ball Deals – corded vacuum that’s easy to get aroundThe Dyson Light Ball range is Dyson’s more manoeuvrable corded option and the Animal model is perfect for pet owners in particular. Best Dyson Light Ball DealsDyson Light Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum CleanerThis upright corded offering is perfect for homes with pets. It has 3 suction modes and super lightweight for a vacuum of its kind. Not only is this a great saving, you also get a fantastic 5-year warranty.John Lewis|5-year warranty|Now £199View DealNow £199|5-year warranty|John Lewis Want more Trusted Reviews deals?How about these:Best Nintendo Switch dealsBest PS4 dealsBest Laptop dealsBest Apple Watch dealsBest GoPro dealsBest Sonos dealsWe may earn a commission if you click a deal and buy an item. That’s why we want to make sure you’re well-informed and happy with your purchase, so that you’ll continue to rely on us for your buying advice needs. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Best Dyson Deals: V7 – a serious cordless stick vacuumThere are four V7 models, with each step-up coming with more accessories for more varied (read: messier) homes. Start at the bottom with the Motorhead, Motorhead Pro, Animal and Total Clean. The latter comes with a load of extra tools for every job you could think of. Best Dyson V7 DealsDyson V7 Motorhead Cordless VacuumYou can bag yourself a tasty bargain on this cordless, bagless upright vacuum cleaner.Amazon|Save £120.99|Now £249.00View DealNow £249.00|Save £120.99|AmazonDyson V7 Motorhead Pro Cordless Vacuum CleanerStep up to the Pro model to effortless transition between different floor surfaces. You also get a 2-year warranty from John Lewis making this a better alternative to Amazon.John Lewis|2 year warrantee|Now £249View DealNow £249|2 year warrantee|John LewisDyson V7 Animal Cordless Vacuum CleanerThe Animal model comes with even more accessories perfect for homes with fluffy friends.Amazon|New low price|Now £299View DealNow £299|New low price|AmazonDyson V7 MotorheadCordless Vacuum Cleaner – Refurbished – 1 Year GuaranteeThis deal gets you a fullyrefurbished V7 from an Official Dyson Outlet. This means it’s as good as newand comes with a reliable one year guarantee, yet costs around £50 less than anew unit.Deals on eBay|Refurbished|£189.99View Deal£189.99|Refurbished|Deals on eBay Best Dyson deals: V8 – Souped-up cordless cleaningHave a look below for the Dyson V8 Absolute cheapest price.There are four Dyson V8 models, ranging from the basic Animal and Absolute models, up to the Absolute Pro and Total Clean models. The V8 includes a post-motor filter that gets rid of any dusty nasties that can cause allergies. Every model in the V8 range can run for up to 40 minutes, long enough for even the most ambitious Spring clean. Best Dyson V8 DealsDyson V8ANIMAL Animal Handheld Vacuum CleanerA low price for the the V8 Animal, which comes bundled with a Direct Drive Cleaner Head, Mini Motorised Tool, Docking Station, Combination Tool, and a Rigid Crevice Tool.Amazon|Save £53|Now £349.00View DealNow £349.00|Save £53|Amazon Best Dyson Air Purifier DealsDyson Pure Hot + Cool Link purifier heater (White/Silver)Dyson’s fan heater keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer, while cleaning the air as it goes. It also features a handy remote control.Appliances Direct|Save £70|Now £429.97View DealNow £429.97|Save £70|Appliances DirectDyson AM09 Hot + Cool FanHeaterDyson’s innovative, stylish and versatile fan and heater.Donaghy Bros|Save £71|Now £329View DealNow £329|Save £71|Donaghy BrosDyson Cool AM06 Desk Fan White/Silver – Refurbished – 1 Year GuaranteeThe original desktop air purifier does a very similar job and just lacks the new model’s fancy display. This refurbished unit is from the official Dyson outlet, so you know it’s legit.Dyson on eBay|Refurbished|£189.99View Deal£189.99|Refurbished|Dyson on eBay Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more