“This day of national celebration was reached through great sacrifices by all Eritrean people, who fought for freedom and laboured to rebuild their country,” said Legwaila Joseph Legwaila, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Personal Representative. “In the course of your long struggle, and in the 10 years since, the people of Eritrea have shown tremendous determination and national pride.”The statement, which was released by the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), hails the fact that peace between the two countries is starting to take root. “Peace is necessary for national development, for Eritrea to fulfil its hopes and aspirations, and for its people to flourish,” said Mr. Legwaila.”UNMEE celebrates this day with you,” he said, pledging to support Eritrea’s efforts “to build a future marked by peace, independence and prosperity.” read more


Calling it an “important agreement,” Mr. Annan expressed his pleasure that his Special Representative for Iraq Ashraf Qazi and the Head of the Office of Constitutional Support of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Nicholas Haysom were able to help facilitate the accord expanding the committee by 15 new members and 10 experts.Ever since the 30 January elections for the Transitional National Assembly, which will write the new constitution and organize fresh elections, Mr. Qazi has met almost daily with one sector or other in an effort ensure that all elements, particularly Sunni Arabs, participate in the country’s political transition.By not voting, either due to boycott calls, intimidation or fear of violence, Sunni Arabs, who represent about 20 per cent of the population and were the dominant political force in Saddam Hussein’s ousted regime, now have very little presence in the Assembly. Shiite Arabs, about 60 per cent of the electorate, voted enthusiastically and now dominate the assembly together with the mainly Sunni Kurds, who also turned out en masse and represent about 20 per cent.”The Secretary-General hopes that the people of Iraq will seize this historic opportunity to pursue a constitutional process that is responsive to the key demands of all Iraqi political constituencies and that every effort will be made to complete the drafting of the constitution in accordance with the agreed timetable,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued by his spokesman.Under the timetable the draft constitution is to be completed by the summer and submitted to a referendum in the autumn, to be followed by new general elections by the end of the year.”The United Nations will continue to do everything possible to support the constitution-making process and to facilitate Iraq’s political transition in accordance with its mandate under Security Council resolution 1546,” the statement added of its mandate to promote national dialogue and consensus within an all-inclusive political process.”We have a strong team there, working with the Iraqi authorities on the drafting of the constitution,” Mr. Annan told reporters earlier at UN Headquarters in New York. “They will be able to help facilitate discussions, perhaps suggest some drafts, and basically support their effort.”Presenting Mr. Annan latest report on Iraq to the Security Council today, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Danilo Türk stressed that the inclusion of all constituencies is vital for the success of the transition process.”Our experience around the world demonstrates that national reconciliation requires a constructive relationship between the majority in power and political minorities,” he told the 15-member body in an open briefing.Meanwhile in Baghdad today, Mr. Qazi discussed the coordination of donor resources for the war-ravaged country with Finance Minister Ali Abdelamir Allawi and Planning and Development Cooperation Minister Barham Saleh ahead of a conference on international assistance in Brussels, Belgium, next week.Mr. Türk said the International Conference on Iraq being co-hosted by the United States and the European Union (EU) in Brussels on 22 June, provides a new opportunity for the global community to widen and deepen consensus in support of Iraq’s transition and the role of the UN.”Both Iraq and the international community have no option but to succeed,” he told the Council. “It behoves all concerned – the new Iraqi Government, the Multinational Force, this Council and the United Nations – to rise to our shared responsibility to ensure the full implementation of resolution 1546.” read more


Quebecor CEO uses Q2 call to outline view on wireless expansion outside Quebec Quebecor is keeping up the pressure on Ottawa to implement what it says are fair rules that would encourage it to expand the Videotron wireless phone business outside of Quebec.“We will work at ensuring all conditions are right to minimize our risks,” Quebecor president and CEO Pierre Dion told analysts on a conference call to discuss second-quarter results, which showed a smaller loss compared with a year earlier.While Quebecor hasn’t committed to wireless expansion outside its home province, Dion wasted little time on the call before he outlined what Videotron would need to become Canada’s fourth national wireless carrier.Dion said one factor would be lower wholesale roaming rates, which Videotron would need to pay other networks in areas where it doesn’t have its own network built.The industry’s telecommunications regulator has been studying the issue as well as a number of others that will affect the ability of smaller carriers to compete with the three dominant national wireless network operators, Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Telus (TSX:T) and BCE’s Bell (TSX:BCE).The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Thursday afternoon that it had found clear instances where Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) has prohibited smaller service providers from using any other carrier’s network. The federal regulator said it will prohibit such exclusivity clauses in inter-carrier contracts.The CRTC also said Thursday that it had found clear instances where smaller carriers were overcharged for wholesale roaming. However, the CRTC said the federal government had already amended the law in June to impose a cap on such fees pending a broader review that the regulator is undertaking.The federal government has said it wants at least four wireless carriers competing in each of Canada’s major regions but industry observers think Ottawa would prefer to have a fourth national carrier big enough to take on the three main incumbents, which collectively have more than 90 per cent of the country’s mobile subscribers.Quebecor’s Videotron cable and Internet unit started competing with its own wireless service in 2010 but, as of the end of the second quarter, it had only about 551,300 mobile subscribers. By comparison, Toronto-based Wind Mobile had about 735,000 in three provinces and each of the big three had at least 7.7 million.The Quebec company bought wireless spectrum earlier this year in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia for $233 million, opening an opportunity for it to expand beyond its provincial borders. Some analysts have said Videotron may work with other carriers, or buy Wind Mobile, but no deals have been announced.“We continue to meet with several potential partners to assess their interest in partnering with us should we decide to consolidate the industry following positive regulatory developments,” Dion told analysts.On Thursday, Quebecor Inc. narrowed its second-quarter net loss to $54.8 million, or 45 cents per share in the quarter, compared with a loss of $93.6 million, or 75 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2013.Adjusted profits from continuing operations grew to $66 million, or 54 cents per share, which came in seven cents higher than analysts expected, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters.Revenues were relatively flat, rising $6 million to $1.07 billion year-over-year, driven by its telecommunications division.Quebecor (TSX:QBR.B) also says it’s creating a new division called Media Group for its entertainment and news media properties, including Sun Media Corp. and TVA Group Inc.The company’s telecommunications division had revenues of $20.7 million in the quarter, up 3.1 per cent year-over-year.Wireless subscribers at Videotron grew by 29,700 subscribers, while its Internet operations lost 3,600 subscribers and its cable operations 17,100.Revenues in Quebecor’s news media division were down 7.3 per cent to $14.6 million in the quarter.“We believe that it will be difficult for Quebecor shares to outperform until national wireless expansion uncertainty is lifted,” said Canaccord Genuity analyst Dvai Ghose in a note.“Unfortunately, we do not expect clarity until new wireless wholesale rules are released and this is only expected in spring 2015.”Shares of the company rose three cents to $26.50 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 31, 2014 12:25 pm MDT read more


first_imgIdentify machine problems on the spot with the most cost-effective solution for portable, wireless data collection and analysis, says SKF. It has launched the SKF Wireless MicroVibe that allows users to safely, quickly and easily assess any problems with their machinery. The vibration assessment tool is suitable for analysing rotating equipment. Portable, compact and lightweight, this versatile and easy-to-use tool offers reliable and fast wireless (WiFi) data collection.In conjunction with a tablet or smart phone, the new SKF Wireless MicroVibe provides the functionality of basic vibration data collection and analysis. It’s a great entry-level, cost-efficient solution for machine vibration measurements, root cause analysis, and small route-based data collection.“The wireless sensor will help customers assess data in a much easier and quicker way than other comparable technology  on the market. Anyone who owns a tablet can check the condition of a machine to ISO standards or bearing condition or by user defined alarms. They can even start a simple condition monitoring programme for their rotating machinery with this entry level solution”, says Torsten Bark, SKF Product Line Manager.Once the judgment of the overall vibration measurements results in an alert or danger, the FFT spectra and waveforms function will provide information to help indicate the root cause of the vibration.The SKF Wireless MicroVibe, CMVL 4000-EN, allows multi-point automation for faster data collection. The data collected, assessed and stored includes enveloped acceleration, acceleration, velocity and displacement, in both FFT spectrum and time waveform displays.Should vibration measurements (based on ISO vibration severity standard and SKF bearing condition evaluation) trigger an alarm, FFT spectrum analysis enables engineers to pinpoint problems such as unbalance, misalignment, bearing, or any other cause. Transferring all this vibration data to a computer, it will also store and recall measurements for trending and further analysis.last_img read more


← Previous Story Tickets for Qatar 2015 on sale Next Story → ASOBAL (Round 10): Granollers defeated by Cuenca! bergischerhandballlubbeckeMagdeburgmelsungenrn lowenwetzlar With RN Lowen its never boring. It seemed that the team will be having lots of trouble to retain the title lead after losing at half time with 18:14 against Melsungen, but the “Lions” produced a great second half which brought them the victory. They managed to even up the score until the 50th minute, and after that with goals through Gensheimer and Groetzki went at +2 which was enough to secure the 31:28 victory.Bundesliga scores: Lubbecke 29:25 Magdeburg, Melsungen 28:31 RN Lowen, Wetzlar 25:18 Bergischer read more


first_imgFor many Greek Australians ties with Europe remain strong, both from a family and financial perspective. These connections can go back many generations and often involve complicated financial arrangements. In many cases, people have chosen to leave assets behind when emigrating to Australia, perhaps because they make regular trips back or believed they may return to their homeland one day permanently. However, many families have never realised or understood that they should be paying Australian tax on the income earned from these assets. If your family is generating income offshore or holds overseas assets then there may be no better time to get your financial house in order without falling foul of the tax man.The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is stepping up its audit activity. They are examining data on Australians with offshore investments and bank accounts. They are also looking at information from Australian and foreign banks on fund flows, interest and account balances, as well as speaking to informants about offshore accounts, and money transfers to and from offshore bank accounts.The Swiss banks have already been required to disclose client information to US authorities and new rules mean that soon they could be required to disclose globally. Information accessed by the ATO will be used to pursue taxpayers who have not disclosed their offshore income. In the ATO’s view, it is only a matter of time before they discover undeclared offshore income.The ATO has announced a new project that gives Australian taxpayers the opportunity to voluntarily disclose unreported foreign income and assets before these are identified by ATO activity.This amnesty offers significant penalty reductions and other generous concessions to encourage the disclosure of undeclared income, including income from assets and structures established by earlier generations. The deadline for making a disclosure is 19 December 2014.The benefits of participating in the amnesty include:1. The ATO will usually only assess tax on the undisclosed income for the past four years. 2. Undeclared income from more than four years ago should not be taxed. 3. The maximum penalty will be 10 per cent and there will be no penalty where the income disclosed is $20,000 or less in a year. 4. The ATO will generally not initiate investigations for criminal prosecution for tax avoidance or refer taxpayers to another law enforcement agency. 5. The ATO will not generally audit the information provided.For those wishing to keep their offshore assets it is important to note that there is no obligation to wind up offshore structures. However, this is an opportunity to bring your offshore assets into Australia. In particular, for those looking at estate planning, it is an opportunity to ensure future generations have access to these offshore assets without having to be concerned about whether or not they have been properly accounted for in the past.This type of opportunity does not come along very often. It may be a once-in a-generation chance to reduce the risk of penalties, other sanctions and reputation damage that may occur as a result of an ATO investigation. The fast approaching deadline means that you need to consider action as soon as possible. It may be a good idea to seek the advice of your family accountant or a specialist that can assist taxpayers through the disclosure process. For more information you can call a tax specialist or visit the ATO website.*Sue Williamson works for Ernst & Young Australia. The views expressed in this article are the views of the author, not Ernst & Young. This article provides general information, does not constitute advice and should not be relied on as such. Professional advice should be sought prior to any action being taken in reliance on any of the information. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Next Saturday March 17 will be a big day for residents in the Batman Federal Electorate that includes Alphington, Clifton Hill, Fairfield, Kingsbury, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, Thornbury and parts of Bundoora, Coburg North and Macleod.The residents will cast their vote to elect their representative in the Federal Parliament. Greens candidate for Batman Alex Bhathal has made a pre-election announcement, recognising the Greek-Australian community’s contribution to the local area.“After all, Greek is the second most spoken language throughout our local community,” she said. “If elected, I will be a strong voice for the Australian-Greek community in our Federal Parliament.”“I come from a migrant family myself and I know first-hand the unique challenges that migrant communities face in our community and the importance of staying connected to our cultural heritages,” Blathal added.The Greens candidate also stressed their opposition to the Government’s plan to make migrants wait 15 years before they could receive access to aged pensions as well as the cuts to aged pension payments to people who have been overseas for 6 weeks or more.“[We are] against the Government’s amendments to the Citizenship Act that would have increased the time spent as a permanent resident to four years and required university level English to obtain Australian citizenship,” she said.“The Greens and I are committed to a society where our diversity and our multicultural society is valued as our nation’s greatest strength. To do this, we need culturally appropriate services, such as multilingual child care and aged care workers and increased resources for the teaching of key community languages such as Greek in public primary and secondary schools,” she said adding that in order to maintain Batman’s rich cultural connections, they want to invest $30 million in a fund to support small media organisations, providing additional assistance for publications in languages other than English, while increasing funding for local community activities, which play such an important role in bring diaspora communities together.last_img read more


first_imgL’Homo erectus cuisait ses alimentsUne recherche publiée lundi révèle que l’Homo erectus, ancêtre de l’homme moderne vivant il y a 1,9 million d’années, cuisait déjà ses aliments. Ceci expliquerait la réduction de la taille des molaires observée entre l’Homo erectus, l’homme de Néanderthal et l’Homo Sapiens.L’Homme est le seul animal à consommer des aliments cuits. C’est notamment ce qui aurait permis à ses ancêtres de consommer davantage de calories et de leur donner plus de forces et une espérance de vie plus longue, selon des travaux parus dans les Annales de l’académie nationale américaine des sciences (PNAS) datées du 22 au 26 août. Les auteurs de l’étude indiquent cependant que le moment à partir duquel la cuisson des aliments a commencé à faire une différence biologique notable sur les ancêtres de l’Homo sapiens restait jusqu’ici incertain. D’où l’importance de cette nouvelle découverte.À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?C’est grâce à une technique phylogénique, c’est-à-dire une étude des parentés entre différents êtres vivants, que les scientifiques dont Chris Organ, un biologiste de l’Université de Harvard, ont pu déterminer le temps que l’Homme et les autres primates ont passé à se nourrir. “Nous avons déterminé que l’homme moderne consacre moins de temps à se nourrir, à savoir 4,7 % de ses activités quotidiennes, que les autres primates avec 48 %”, indique-t-il.De la nourriture cuite pour des molaires plus petitesCette importante différence laisse penser qu’un changement rapide dans l’évolution des habitudes alimentaires s’est produit dans la branche humaine après la séparation avec les chimpanzés, il y a six millions d’années. On constate, notamment chez l’Homo erectus, un des ancêtres éloignés de l’homme moderne, une forte réduction de la taille des molaires. Cette diminution s’est poursuivie, bien qu’irrégulièrement, chez l’Homo sapiens, explique TV5monde.”Nous avons pu montrer que la réduction de la taille des molaires des premiers ancêtres de l’Homme (l’Homo habilis et l’Homo rudolfensis) s’expliquait seulement par l’évolution et la taille du corps”, écrivent les chercheurs. En revanche, la diminution des molaires entre l’Homo erectus, l’homme de Neandertal et l’Homo sapiens ne peut pas seulement résulter de l’évolution de la boîte crânienne et de la taille du corps, expliquent-ils. “Nos résultats indiquent ainsi que la réduction des molaires résulte surtout de l’adaptation à la nourriture cuite et cuisinée qui a réduit considérablement le temps passé à manger et ce processus a commencé avec l’Homo erectus il y a 1,9 million d’années”, concluent les auteurs.Le 23 août 2011 à 19:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgIt can be hard to find a job these days — especially with a felony conviction on your record.That’s the position offenders in the Clark County work release program have found themselves in. The inmates, who are serving the last few months of their sentence, are tasked with finding work to help them build up savings and gain work experience to help them reenter society.It’s become even more difficult now, with high unemployment rates and experienced workers (many without criminal records) snatching up jobs they traditionally wouldn’t pursue in a better economy, said Chad Lewis, Department of Corrections spokesman.“It’s the unemployment story you don’t really think of,” Lewis said. “The reason we’re paying attention to it is because of public safety. Work release is predicated on them, of course, working.”The stakes can be high.Although there is no deadline for offenders to find work, they could be sent back to prison if their search takes too long. That never really came up in the past.A few years ago, people were able to find work in a few weeks, said Jason Dewey, one of two corrections officers who work with the local program.last_img read more


first_img “Hearst has invested in some of the most robust Millennial-focused digital video networks—from BuzzFeed and Vice to AwesomenessTV and Complex—and we are excited to add Verizon as a partner to continue to build and invest in this space,” says Neeraj Khemlani, co-president of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, in a release. “It’s the dawn of a new era of video brands for the next generation of viewers and in Verizon, we have found a partner with unparalleled ad, video and mobile technology that will accelerate the launch of new digital video channels for this mobile-first audience.” Details on the partnership are still limited, but in a release, Hearst revealed the roll out will begin with two channels, RatedRed.com and Seriously.TV. RatedRed.com will be a multiplatform digital video channel that will feature news, documentaries and scripted and unscripted series. Seriously.TV will focus more on light, comedic content, with multiple daily updates. Both channels are expected to go live prior to NewFronts in May. Hearst has stepped up its already-aggressive digital strategy for targeting millennials. Wednesday, the company announced it’s reached a partnership agreement with Verizon to create, develop and distribute mobile content for the highly coveted audience segment.last_img read more


first_imgBEDFORD, NH — Donald R. Donahue, 80, of Bedford, NH, a kind soul of faith and conscience, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on September 4, 2019.Born in Lowell, MA on April 20,1939, Don was the son of Charles H. and Victorine M. (Clowrey) Donahue. He attended Sacred Heart Grammar School in Lowell and Lowell High School. He earned a BS degree in Accounting from Merrimack College and an MBA from Rivier College.Family and faith were at the center of Don’s life. On October 6, 1962, he married his best friend and beloved wife of 57 years, J. Francene Donahue (nee Kealy). They raised three daughters, Erin, Dara, and Leah at their home in Andover, MA. He is survived by his wife; his daughters and sons-in-law, Erin Donovan and husband Daniel of Andover, MA, Dara Hogan and husband Matthew of Andover, MA, and Leah Coffey and husband James of Arlington, VA; his grandchildren, Brigid, Catherine, and Liam Donovan, Margaret and James Coffey, and Kevin and Kealy Hogan; his sister, Mary Donahue Beauchesne of Dracut, MA; brothers, Charles Donahue and wife Jacqueline of Pelham, NH, and John Donahue of Lowell, MA; and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Megan Donahue, his sister, Frances Donahue Brennan and his brother, Daniel Donahue.Don also had an incredible work ethic. As a young man he delivered the Lowell Sun and was rewarded with the coveted “beach route”. Don was an accountant by trade and finished his distinguished career as the CFO at Screenprint Dow Industries in Wilmington, MA. In retirement he stayed active with his involvement with SCORE mentoring young entrepreneurs, parish activities and the Finance Council at St. Elizabeth Seton, and as a part time instructor at Middlesex Community College, Hesser College and the New Hampshire Institute of Technology.Don enjoyed traveling with his wife and family and spending time with their many friends in New England as well as at their second home in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Wherever his location, Sunday afternoons often found him relaxing with his favorite Manhattan in hand. He enjoyed following national politics, history and celebrating his Irish heritage. He was an avid walker and enjoyed this time catching up with his many friends. But above all, his family gave him his greatest joy.The family would like to thank the many caregivers on Don’s medical team and the hospice staff who were so kind to him. They would also like to thank the many family and friends who offered unending support and love during his illness.A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 am in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. There are no public calling hours.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Elizabeth Seton Church or Catholic Charities of NH.Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements. To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.Donald R. Donahue(NOTE: The above obituary is from Lambert Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Raymond J. Spahl, 86In “Obituaries”last_img read more


first_imgA Dhaka court on Thursday sentenced six to death and another to life term imprisonment for killing administrative officer of Dhaka deputy commissioner’s office Aminul Haque Khadem alias Anis Khadem in 2009, reports UNB.The condemned convicts are- Mahabub Alam Liton alias Dat Bhanga Liton, Sheikh Shamim Ahmmed, Md Jewel, Kamal Hossain Biplob, Shahidur Rahman Khadem and Sohel alias Cats Eye Sohel while the lifer is Abdullah Mohammad Nazim Uddin Babu alias TNT Babu, alias Chula Babu.Among them Liton, Biplob and Babu were tried in absentia.The court also fined Babu Tk 20,000, in default, to suffer one year more in jail.According to the prosecution, Aminul Islam Khadem was gunned down by the convicts in front of Malibagh Shahi mosque on 3 May, 2009 over grabbing property of a mazar.Later, his son Saidul Haque Khadem filed a murder case with Motijheel police station on 4 May.Mujibur Rahman, member of Rapid Action Battalion-3, submitted chargesheet accusing eight people on 30 November, 2009.After examining all the records and 17 witnesses, Dhaka speedy trial tribunal no-4 judge Abdur Rahman Sarder handed down the verdict acquitting one accused.last_img read more


first_img Scientists take next step towards observing quantum physics in real life In the emerging field of cavity optomechanics, physicists may have the opportunity to investigate the boundary between quantum and classical systems. Optomechanical systems are mechanical systems that can be manipulated by light – for example, a thin membrane being vibrated by light in an optical cavity. Two recent studies have proposed that, with current technology, it should be possible to cool down two of these millimeter-scale membranes in such a way that they act like a single molecule. No matter how far apart they are, the membranes could be interrelated through quantum entanglement, so that measuring one membrane instantly affects the other.In a study published in Physical Review A last October, physicists Mishkat Bhattacharya and Pierre Meystre from the University of Arizona in Tucson took the first steps toward showing how a pair of vibrating membranes can form a molecule-like state. By interacting with photons from a laser, the membranes become coupled together. According to the scientists’ calculations, this results in a state with two different modes with different resonant frequencies: in one mode, the membranes move together, while in the other mode, the membranes move opposite to each other. By shining a particular laser frequency on the membranes, it should be possible to cool down each mode’s vibrations separately. Since these vibrational states are analogous to the excitations of a single molecule, the experiment demonstrates how the two membranes act as a single system. In a second study published in Physical Review Letters last November, Michael Hartmann and Martin Plenio of Imperial College London proposed a similar experiment, with the additional step of entangling the two membranes. The researchers calculated that, by using certain laser frequencies to cool the modes, the interactions between them could entangle the membranes for as long as the lasers remain on. Two weak lasers could then verify the entanglement without destroying it.Experimentally demonstrating this membrane entanglement will require precise and challenging methods, but the results could enable physicists to investigate the transition from the quantum to classical world.More information: M. Bhattacharya and P. Meystre. “Multiple membrane cavity optomechanics.” Physical Review A 78, 041801(R) (2008).M. J. Hartmann and M. B. Plenio. “Steady State Entanglement in the Mechanical Vibrations of Two Dielectric Membranes.” Physical Review Letters 101, 200503 (2008).via: CERN Courier and Physical Review Focus Citation: Physicists working up from atoms to Schrodinger’s cat (2009, January 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-physicists-atoms-schrodinger-cat.html (PhysOrg.com) — Schrodinger’s cat, a macroscopic object that is both alive and dead at the same time, illustrates the strangeness of quantum mechanics. While such quantum properties have been widely observed for electrons and molecules, recent experiments have shown that larger objects may also demonstrate quantum effects. Just how large, though, is still an open question.center_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: Eastern Railway’s medical department has undertaken a health promotion and education programme, urging its employees to give up the use of tobacco.An awareness programme was conducted at Barddhaman Diesel Shed for counselling the employees, to leaving the habit of all forms of tobacco consumption.The awareness programme was conducted by the medical department of ER under the guidance of Dr Anupam Sett, Dr Rupa Mukherjee, Dr S Roy and Dr Anup Bhattacharjee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAll the employees of the Barddhaman Diesel Shed participated in the awareness programme and took the oath to not use any form of tobacco. The success of the awareness building programme leads to the declaration of Barddhaman Diesel Shed as a Tobacco-Free Zone. The campaign for not using tobacco included various modes of counselling like information, education and communication. ER’s doctors delivered speeches on the menace of tobacco use.PowerPoint presentations and interactive sessions were also conducted. Members of ER’s Scouts & Guides also took part in the campaign. A First Aid Training Camp was also organised.ER will also lunch such campaigns in all the offices, workshops, sheds etc. under its jurisdiction.last_img read more


first_imgAssociated PressLIMA, Peru (AP) – More than 100 Peruvian farmers have been sickened by the spill of a copper concentrate containing arsenic and lead produced at one of the Andean country’s biggest mines, authorities said Friday.The Ancash state regional health office said 140 people were treated for “irritative symptoms caused by the inhalation of toxins” after a pipeline carrying the solution burst open in their community. Most of the injured had joined in efforts to prevent the liquid from reaching a nearby river after the pipeline linking the Antamina copper mine to the coast ruptured last week in the village of Santa Rosa de Cajacay, said the community’s president, Hilario Moran.“Without taking into account the consequences, we pitched in to help,” Moran told The Associated Press by phone.The people used absorbent fabric provided by the mine but were not given gloves or protective masks, said Antonio Mendoza, the mine’s environmental director. Shortly afterward, people fell ill, vomiting, suffering headaches and nose bleeds.About 30 people were taken to the San Pablo hospital in the highlands regional capital of Huaraz immediately after the July 25 spill, Moran said. “Some people continue to get sick and continue to go to Huaraz,” he added.The director of the private San Pablo hospital, Raul Guisse, refused to say how many patients were being treated there Friday from the spill. He said he was not authorized by his superiors to provide the information by phone. Peru’s Civil Defense agency said July 28 that five children under age 10 were among those sickened. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   Men’s health affects baby’s health too ErrorOK ErrorOK Top Stories center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates ___Associated Press writer Frank Bajak contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Moran said Antamina is paying the health care costs of those sickened by the spill. Antamina is a consortium that includes some of the world’s biggest mining multinationals, BHP Billiton Ltd. of Australia, Xstrata PLC of Switzerland, TECK Cominco Ltd. of Canada and the Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan.Peru’s Environment Ministry announced Thursday that it would release details on Saturday of medical exams of the victims.Mendoza, the Antamina environmental director, told the AP that the substance that spilled “was not necessarily toxic.”“It’s a dangerous substance to the extent that it’s an industrial substance,” he said. “They are dangerous substances that require a particular handling but aren’t necessarily toxic.”Mendoza said the copper concentrate contains arsenic, sulfur, silica and small amounts of lead in small quantities that he did not specify. Arsenic and lead are both poisons.The company said 45 tons of the concentrate spilled and all but 3 tons were cleaned up.Moran and Mendoza said the spill was the first from the 190-mile (302-kilometer) pipeline, which delivers the copper concentrate to a treatment plant on the coast from which it is loaded on ships for export. The company says the pipeline measures between 8-10 inches (21-25 centimeters) in diameter. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Sponsored Stories Peru is the world’s No. 2 producer of copper behind Chile and mining has been central to its recent economic boom, accounting for more than 60 percent of export income.But the environmental costs have had a negative social impact.Fearing water supplies could be diminished or contaminated, residents of the bordering state of Cajamarca continue to resist a $5 billion gold mining project that would be Peru’s largest. The dispute has triggered violence that killed five civilians last month and prompted Peru’s government to impose a state of emergency that suspended civil liberties in three provinces. That emergency was extended Friday for another 30 days.Environmental protection has been relatively lax in Peru. The country did not have an environmental ministry until 2008 and the mining ministry continues to sign off on environmental impact studies for mining projects.One of the most serious toxic spills on record in Peru occurred in 2000 in Cajamarca when a tanker truck carrying mercury crashed and broke open in the village of Choropampa, sickening more than 700 people.The mercury belonged to the Yanacocha consortium, whose majority owner is U.S.-based Newmont Mining Co. and which is in charge of the Conga project that has triggered all the opposition in Cajamarca.last_img read more


first_imgCambodia has seen a 13 per cent increase in tourists during the first seven months of 2010, one of only five ASEAN countries to post growth during the period..”Over 1.4 million tourists entered Cambodia in 2010 to the end of July, an annualised improvement of 13.9 per cent, according to a Ministry of Tourism report.The increase makes it one of only a handful of ASEAN countries to post rising tourism figures, alongside Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Laos. The Kingdom of Cambodia had the potential to become and even larger draw for regional visitors, according to tourism minister Thong Khon.“We have the potential of a huge and great culture which can be used to attract an increasing number of tourists in the future,” he said, before announcing that the 2011 ASEAN Tourism Forum would be held in Phnom Penh in January.ASEAN was an important destination for foreign tourists, and Cambodia was becoming increasingly attractive for international tourists, he added.“We will win the competition, and we need to develop the sector as much as we can.” Cambodia is one of only five ASEAN nations posting tourism growth in 2010. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Clast_img read more


first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology NTC Notes Benefits of eRecording As the industry continues to adapt to new regulations and best practices, electronic recording–eRecording–is taking hold as a way to streamline the records process and free up resources at lending and servicing offices, according to Palm Harbor, Florida-based “”Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC)””:http://www.nwtc.com/. [IMAGE] The volume of documents recorded electronically by NTC over the past year has grown from 10 percent to 45 percent. [COLUMN_BREAK]””Electronic recording simplifies the process all around,”” said John Hillman, CEO of NTC.””Our industry needs uniformity and will benefit greatly by adopting technology that helps protect our nation’s land records, the mortgage industry and homeowners alike,”” he added. Electronic recording takes less time that filing with traditional, paper documents, according to Nationwide Title Clearing, and this frees up staff, allowing them to tend to “”important issues, such as compliance to the latest wave of regulations and improving accuracy.”” Another major benefit of eRecording is the reduced risk of document loss during the records process. The original documents never leave the office. They are scanned and emailed, providing accelerated results, reduced cost, and increased security. According to Nationwide Title Clearing, 840 jurisdictions have approved eRecording for mortgage documents thus far. The company “”recognizes the need for widespread adoption and hopes to see universal eRecording in the not too distant future,”” according to a company “”press release.””:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nationwide-title-clearing-inc-says-erecording-saves-valuable-resources—encourages-increased-focus-on-compliance-211814161.html June 17, 2013 404 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Nationwide Title Clearing Processing Service Providers 2013-06-17 Krista Franks Brock Sharelast_img read more


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This usually means getting sunburnt on centre court, Pimms by the pint and plenty of head shaking to catch every shot made by the world-class athletes taking part. But what do you do if rain ruins play? Or where do you go to celebrate victory after a day courtside?Well, we’ve got a few suggestions to help you find that sweetspot; from fancy pub-grub to smash-hit sushi and classy cocktails, here’s ten top picks:1. Dog & Fox24 High Street, SW19 5EAA favourite with the SW set, vintage tennis racquets hang on the walls in the bar and soft velvet-covered dining chairs add comfort and class to this swanky gastropub-cum-boutique hotel. The bar stocks a few select Young’s cask ales, plenty of international wines and the bartenders know how to rustle up a decent bramble (gin, lemon juice, syrup and Crème de mûre). But before you get tanked up try the delicious European dishes on Head Chef Ben Dalton’s menu, showcasing the freshest British produce. Sit down to a hand-cut Aberdeen Angus steak, a spinach and blue cheese pie or a luscious slice of lemon sponge cake for afters. The kitchen is open from 12pm to 10pm daily and there’s live music in the bar every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9pm (entry free).https://instagram.com/p/4OojTck_xt/6. The Old Frizzle74-78 The Broadway, SW19 1RQDog-friendly, stocked with board games and shelves brimming with tattered bookes: doesn’t sound like your typical sports bar does it? But The Old Frizzle is a faithful (if not hipster-fied) boozer that shows all of the most popular sporting events, from Wimbledon to the British Grand Prix. Lads, get in a round of ‘lagerita’ beer cocktails (£9.45 each) while you watch Andy bring it home for a cosmopolitan twist on the traditional pint. From British sport to British beef: get the best cuts at The Old Frizzle’s Beast Night, every Wednesday 5-10pm, and chose from rib-eye, flat iron or sirloin with your choice of sides and sauce for £15.95. Gone too heavy on the champers the day before? Try the rejuvenating eggs royale (£8.50) or eggy sourdough bread topped with cured bacon and maple syrup (£6.50) from their short but sweet brunch menu, served daily until 12:30pm.https://instagram.com/p/0sY91RO-eS/8. Bar 191191 Worple Road, SW20 8REIf you’re not feeling up for a big feed then this local tapas bar is a great option, offering a menu packed with flavoursome light bites in a relaxed and sociable setting. From patatas bravas to Padron peppers, you’ll find all the usual sharing dishes you might expect in a Spanish tapas taverna, plus a few surprises, like wild boar and spicy pork kebabs. If you’re in a party of eight or more then share the set menu for £14.50 per head and each hungry diner gets to graze on a trio of tapas, bread and dessert. With a great selection of wines, sample a ‘flight’ (three 100ml glasses) of either the Chardonnays or the Sauvignon Blancs for £8.95. Open seven days a week, fiesta until 11pm, although note that last food orders are at 10pm.9. Prince of Wales2 Hartfield Road, SW19 3TABeing a Taylor Walker pub, you kind of already know what to expect – you’re guaranteed a certain level of consistency in service and quality, even if it’s not the most original setting – but this doesn’t mean it’s not a cracking spot to hang out. Right across the road from Wimbledon Station, pull in to this seventeenth century former coach inn and have ‘one for the road’ before heading home on the Tube (District Line). You‘ll be treading in the footsteps of famous highwayman Dick Turpin, who allegedly frequented this traditional English tavern during his rounds. This historic pub serves up classic British grub, such as baked spuds with your choice of filling (starting at £4.69) Sunday roasts (lamb, beef or pork – starting at £10.29, get in quick as they sell out fast) and steak and ale pie with mash and gravy (£9.29). Food is dished up until late (11pm) Monday to Saturday and until 9pm on a Sunday – Friday and Saturday the bar is open until 1am.Make Monday instantly better and tuck into our Pastrami Burger on your lunch break…Posted by Taylor Walker (Official) on Monday, June 15, 201510. Corleone186a High Street Colliers Wood, SW19 2BNFurther away from Murray Mound, nearer South Wimbledon and Colliers Wood Tube station (Northern Line) lies Corleone, an authentic Italian restaurant that prides itself on delivering a small slice of Italy to south-west London. Open for lunch on the weekends and from 5pm on weekdays, this restaurant is for professional pasta lovers, turning out heaving plates of homemade spaghetti, tagliatelle, penne, gnocchi and risotto, just like mama used to make! These will set you back about nine or ten pounds, as will a fresh pizza, while the meat and fish dishes are a bit pricier at £12 to £17.50 per plate. But their relatively cheap house wine (£4.95 for a large glass, £14.50 for a litre) means you’ve got plenty of pennies left to go wild with on the antipasti menu – the calamari and the garlic bread are sure-fire winners!Our specials!!!Posted by Corleone on Saturday, 9 May 2015Want to read more about things to see and do in and around London? 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