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and reported by Greentech Media,50% of respondents said improving home security was the top benefit of a smart-home connection and 46% said monitoring activity at home was at the top of the list Less than half 40% said cutting costs and lowering energy bills was the most important feature while 35% opted for more convenience and 29% said better protection from fires and floods was key Greentech Media said Then there was the 19% who thought the most important benefit was making them feel more tech savvy Even though home security is at the top of the priority list smart-home vendors find homeowners can be coaxed into exploring energy-conserving features once they’ve introduced to smart-home technology according to an earlier Greentech Media report Cost and convenience also are important Not surprisingly the cost of the new technology is often a key deciding factor among those weighing wether to buy in More than half 56% said either the cost of the system or fees charged to use it was the most important consideration Half of those surveyed said they wanted to be able to install the system components themsleves and use it without paying a monthly fee; only 21% said they would prefer professional installation plus monitoring for a monthly fee Some of the other findings in the Greentech Media report: The survey was conducted online in July and included 2088 people over the age of 18 Lowe’s has published the results of the survey online Get home building tips offers and expert advice in your inbox By: AP | New York | Published: October 31 2017 10:54 am Last year Tiger Woods made a comeback at the same event ending nearly 16 months on the sidelines (Source: Reuters) Related News Tiger Woods announced on Monday he will make his return to competitive golf at the November 30–December 3 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas Woods who continues to recover from back surgery and has not played competitively in nine months will be part of an elite 18-player field “I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge” tournament host and 14-time major champion Woods said in a statement “Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field…” The 41-year-old American has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries Last year Woods also made a comeback at the same event ending nearly 16 months on the sidelines and finished 15th in a final field of 17 He showed flashes of the brilliant golf that carried him to 14 major titles However he also delivered the inept often finding sandy waste areas off the tee or with his approach shots As his back issues continued Woods returned to the PGA Tour in January He missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and shot an opening-round 77 a week later in Dubai before withdrawing In April he announced that he had undergone a fourth back operation in three years The winner of five tournaments in 2013 Woods has played just 19 events since “All of us would be overjoyed if Tiger Woods could come back and play at a high level” Woods’ former swing coach Butch Harmon told Sky Sports “He’s playing an appropriate event because there are only 18 players even though they are top echelon players “It’s a more relaxed type of event It’s his tournament I think he’s going to feel a little more relaxed there “We’ll have to see how he is physically how he is mentally and how his nervous system holds up” Woods will not find the competition any easier this year with a top-flight field that includes Dustin Johnson Jordan Spieth Hideki Matsuyama Justin Thomas Jason Day Rickie Fowler Brooks Koepka Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose The Hero World Challenge will be the latest in a long-running comeback saga that has produced more downs than ups The most recent embarrassing setback came last Friday when Woods pleaded guilty in a Florida court to reckless driving and entered a program for first-time offenders avoiding a conviction on the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) last spring He was found asleep in May behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz which was parked alongside a road not far from his home on Jupiter Island Woods had five drugs in his system when he was arrested but no alcohol according to a toxicology report Those drugs included generic forms of the painkillers Vicodin and Dilaudid; the mood drug Xanax; the sleeping pill Ambien and a drug that contained THC the active ingredient in marijuana For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 2 2017 10:33 am US President Donald Trump (Source: AP) Related News On Thursday US President Donald Trump announced that he would ensure the United States withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord a landmark agreement that was signed between 195 nations to protect the planet from climate change and take steps to curb the effects of rising temperatures Trump’s decision to pull out of the accord was the fulfillment of a campaign pledge while he ran for president last year The US president said he would attempt to get into negotiations to ‘re-enter’ the accord so that the terms are ‘fair’ for American citizens and workers “As President I can put no other consideration before the wellbeing of American citizens” he said In his announcement from the Rose Garden of the White House Thursday Trump mentioned India a couple of times along with China while justifying his decision to leave the accord He claimed that the deal that was signed in Paris was not tough on big emitters like India and China “For example under the agreement China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years — 13 They can do whatever they want for 13 years Not us India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries” he said Another reference to India came when he said that the country was being allowed to build coal plants as part of the deal while US was not “China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants So we can’t build the plants but they can according to this agreement India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020 Think of it: India can double their coal production We’re supposed to get rid of ours Even Europe is allowed to continue construction of coal plants” Trump said With Trump singling out India in his statement foreign policy watchers have said prime minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the White House could be problematic In a 10-year energy blueprint published last year the Indian government has said that it will exceed the targets it had set in the Paris accord nearly three-and-a-half years ahead of schedule Also with the country having to make strides to ensure access to electricity in every household experts have said it’s carbon allowance in Paris is reasonable For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Nitika Kakkar | New Delhi | Updated: July 16 2017 3:45 pm Tamil Nadu farmers during their protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in April (PTI Photo) Top News A group of farmers from Tamil Nadu led by P Ayyakannu have been detained by the police for protesting without permission near Lok Kalyan metro station (formerly called Race Course metro station) The farmers came back to Delhi on Sunday morning to once again start their agitation as their demands have not been met “We closed our agitation at Jantar Mantar on 23rd April on the request of Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami He promised that within two months the Central government will help us Now 75 days are over So far they have not taken any steps regarding writing off loans Now they also are trying to sell our land in Tamil Nadu That’s the reason we’ve come to fight here” Ayyakannu told Indian Express According to Ayyakannu a group of 102 farmers have come this time to protest The farmers were trying to go to PM’s house and were detained by the police around 9 in the morning as they were agitating without permission They are currently at the Parliament Street police station On being asked about the further course of action Deputy Commissioner of Police B K Singh said “We cannot comment on this as of now We are currently in talks with them A decision will be taken soon” Ayyakannu said that no one from the police had tried to have any dialogue with them He also alleged that the police has not provided them with any food or water for hours “They are not allowing us to go outside at the same time they don’t want to give us any food Thereare many farmers here who are very old and their condition is not good” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News Homeowners now have access to a growing number of products that can be controlled remotely with an internet connection–light bulbs, Vine is likely the best way to go. 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