Fingers pointed in all directions over state of Dene radio station

first_imgAPTN National NewsFingers are being pointed in all directions for the failure of a Dene radio station in the Northwest Territories.For 40-years, C-K-L-B radio broadcast to 33 communities in five Dene languages.But after an expansion a few years ago, the station is facing a bleak future.APTN’s Iman Kassam reports.last_img

Nuclear arms smuggling cases found so far just tip of iceberg –

It is clear that the system now in place is not working to prevent underground trafficking and close serious gaps in controls on exports of sensitive nuclear material and equipment, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, told an international expert seminar in Vienna. Mr. ElBaradei stressed both in his opening address to the two-day meeting ending today and in news briefings that more resources will be needed to follow through on examining a “chain of activity” in the nuclear black market and to make sure such cases are not repeated. It was the second time in three days that the IAEA has drawn attention to the seriousness of the situation. On Tuesday it issued a news release highlighting recent statements by Mr. ElBaradei calling for a “vital” security upgrade to prevent nuclear technology from falling into the wrong hands through the emerging global network of the sophisticated black market. He told the seminar it was important to reduce the role that nuclear weapons play in international security. He also urged cutting the number of nuclear weapons from the current 30,000, and said an inclusive, universal system of nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament is the only way forward. On the multinationalization of the nuclear fuel cycle, Mr. ElBaradei said it was time to limit the processing of weapon-usable material (separated plutonium and high-enriched uranium) in civilian nuclear programmes, as well as the production of new material through reprocessing and enrichment by restricting such operations exclusively to facilities under multinational control. Consideration should also be given to multinational approaches to the management and disposal of spent fuel and radioactive waste, he added. Participating in the seminar are leading international researchers, scholars, and representatives of non-governmental think tanks, international organizations, and regional and global political institutes engaged in efforts against weapons of mass destruction and nuclear proliferation. read more

In face of stalemate Annan urges disarmament negotiators to take pragmatic steps

In his message to the Conference on Disarmament, Mr. Annan called attention to key setbacks. “An already weakened global disarmament machinery has been eroded yet further by the disappointing results of the 2005 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the impasse in the Conference on Disarmament and, not least, the absence of any reference to disarmament and non-proliferation in the Outcome Document of the 2005 World Summit,” he said.Negotiators must examine the political sources of the problem and take concerted action “based on pragmatism and realism,” he said in a message delivered on Tuesday by the Conference Secretary-General, Sergei Ordzhonikidze.“Capitals need to thoroughly reassess attitudes towards the Conference, and develop a new political consensus on priorities in arms control and disarmament,” he stressed, voicing hope that the delegates would explore ways of making the Conference more effective as part of the overall efforts to reform the UN.For the past seven years, the Conference has not been able to agree on a work programme, chiefly because of disagreements over how to tackle the issue of nuclear arms. The Conference, which meets periodically throughout the year, has 65 member countries as well as numerous other States that participate as observers. read more

Ohio State running back Brionte Dunn charged with possession of marijuana and

Ohio State freshman running back Bri’onte Dunn has been charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia over the weekend in Alliance, Ohio, according to an Alliance Police Department report obtained by The Lantern. Dunn, 19, was pulled over around 11:08 p.m. Saturday and charged with four different misdemeanors including possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, a tail-light violation and not wearing his seatbelt. According to the police report, Dunn was pulled over near the intersection of E. Broadway Street and Arch Ave. in Alliance after failing to stop behind the white line. Dunn’s car traveled past the crosswalk, nearly ran a red blinking light, and almost struck the observing officer’s patrol car, according to the report. After pulling him over, police found that Dunn and passenger McKensey Cross had a wooden pipe used for smoking marijuana, along with less than 200 grams of marijuana in the pipe, on the seat cushions and on the floor of the vehicle. A small amount of the drug was also found in the driver’s door pocket, according to the police report. As originally reported Sunday night and Monday morning by The Repository in Canton, Dunn was not arrested or taken into jail, despite an earlier report from ESPN radio affiliate WKNR Cleveland that stated otherwise. OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig said he was unable to confirm or comment on Dunn’s alleged incident and did not return further requests for comment. Alliance Police department officials did not immediately respond to multiple voicemails from The Lantern for comment regarding the freshman running back. Dunn ran for 5,479 rushing yards in his high school career. He spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Alliance High School in Alliance, Ohio, before playing his final two years at GlenOak High School outside of Canton. At GlenOak, Dunn was honored as a first-team Division I Ohio All-State selection as a junior and senior. Dunn, who enrolled early at OSU, ran for 21 yards in the Buckeyes’ annual Spring Game on April 21. He and junior running back Carlos Hyde are expected to help share carries in OSU’s season-opener against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 1 after projected starter senior running back Jordan Hall underwent surgery on his foot after stepping on a piece of glass on June 29. It is uncertain, though, if or how much time Hall could miss as a result of the surgery. Dunn isn’t the first OSU player in trouble with the law since the end of spring practices. On June 2, redshirt senior tight end Jake Stoneburner and redshirt junior offensive lineman Jack Mewhort were arrested for obstructing official business after the two fled police after urinating in public. A day later, first-year coach Urban Meyer suspended Stoneburner and Mewhort from the team before removing them from their athletic scholarships for the summer until certain stipulations between Meyer and the two are successfully met. Similarly, senior linebacker Storm Klein was arrested on charges of domestic violence and abuse on July 6 after allegedly “purposefully” throwing an alleged female victim “against the front door” according to NBC4. Just a day later, Meyer removed Klein from the team citing in a released statement that “his arrest and the seriousness of the allegations warranted Meyer to remove him from the team.”  As of Monday afternoon, it is not known whether Meyer has any disciplinary action against Dunn, nor has the coach released a statement regarding the charges against the freshman.  Dunn did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. read more

A woman who is nine months pregnant was sleeping rough in Dublin

first_imgUpdated 11.10pmSEVEN PEOPLE ARE entering homelessness in Dublin every day according to a group working with homeless people in Dublin.Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) say there’s been a 53 per cent increase in homelessness in Dublin in the past 6 months.The government set a plan to end long term homelessness by 2016.Last week €29.7 million in funding was announced to tackle homelessness in Ireland with a new Homelessness Implementation Plan.ICHH estimate that about 7 or 8 million euro will reach Dublin.Director Anthony Flynn said, “The plan is not working. The money is welcomed but it’s not going to go a long way in terms of a long term solution.122 people were fed on the streets of Dublin last night.“We’re asking the government for a long term investment plan where void homes are repaired and long term housing is secured”.On the streetsSpeaking about their experiences of being out with ICHH, volunteers said that last night they came across a 24-year-old woman who was 9 months pregnant with three weeks to go on the streets.They also met a 20-year-old woman who had just handed her newborn baby into care as she didn’t see any hope for her future.It was also stated that the volunteers came across men with no shoes.Gary Gannon has volunteered with ICHH. He said that when he was giving out sleeping bags and blankets homeless people did not want to take more than one as they didn’t want someone else to be without.“It’s the same with food, I’ve seen homeless people just take one sandwich because they want to make sure there’s enough for everybody”. He added:If people on the streets can show that kind of compassion and social conscience, why can’t our politicians?Action Councillor Brid Smith said that houses need to be bought back by Dublin City Council and that voids need to be repaired.She said the system of putting people into hotels isn’t good enough and that once the tourists start coming there will be no rooms available.ICHH called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to go out on the streets with them and witness the situation in Dublin.Christy Burke, Board of Management with ICHH said that:There’s no votes in homelessness, they don’t give a damn.- First published 1.08pmRead: Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night>Read: Rough sleeper numbers up as Dublin’s inner city hits ‘crisis point’>last_img read more

Alexis steadfast as Alekos quits party

first_imgThe Coalition of the Radical Left’s (SYRIZA) parliamentary group was rocked last week when parliamentary leader Alekos Alavanos tendered his resignation from the party and offered to give up his seat in Parliament, but a final decision was put off until Monday.Alavanos offered his resignation following his earlier call for SYRIZA and its senior coalition partner, the Coalition of the Left, of Movements and Ecology (SYN), to radically rethink their political strategy in light of SYRIZA’s poor results in the European Parliament elections. It appears that Alavanos’s decision has been prompted by his falling out with 34-year-old Alexis Tsipras, who succeeded him as leader of the coalition.However his resignation was rejected by the coalition’s  secretariat when it met and it decided to continue discussions today (Monday). During the secretariat’s meeting pressure was exerted on Alnot to insist on his decision to resign.SYRIZA president Alexis Tsipras characterised the resignation of Alavanos from Parliament as an ‘unpleasant development’ and that the coalition’s poor showing in the recent Euro-elections ‘was bad but not disastrous’. In the wake of rampant press speculation, Tsipras also said he does not intend to resign. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Du 1er au 7 avril semaine du développement durable

first_imgDu 1er au 7 avril : semaine du développement durableFrance – Le ministère du Développement durable organise, du 1er au 7 avril, la semaine du développement durable. Le gouvernement a choisi cette année le thème “Changeons nos comportements”. Des évènements seront organisés un peu partout en France ainsi que dans les DOM-TOM. 3.000 communes ont déjà répondu présentes cette année. Entreprises, associations, établissements scolaires et collectivités locales sont invités à prendre part à l’évènement, en s’inscrivant sur le site www.semainedudeveloppementdurable.gouv.fr.Des visites de sites, des conférences, des débats ainsi que des projections de films ou des expositions seront organisés tout au long de la semaine. L’objectif : rendre les Français responsables, et les inciter à adopter des comportements s’inscrivant dans une démarche de développement durable. Le 29 mars 2010 à 13:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sailor Moon Gift Guide for All True Moonies

first_imgStay on target The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu It’s time to treat yo’ self and your loved ones to the magical world of Sailor Moon! We’ve compiled this magical girl gift list to keep yourself, your home, and your friends in Moonie style.Limited Edition Sailor Moon Crystal Season 1 Box SetGet ready to experience the magical girl renaissance in high definition! We reviewed this beautiful box set before, and cannot stress enough how essential it is to any Sailor Moon fan’s collection! The Blue-ray set is $56.84, and DVD set is $19.96.Funko Sailor Moon FiguresHow else are you going to fight evil by moonlight if you don’t have your squad of magical girls with you? These cute figures are an easy way to show your love for the Sailor Senshi by having them loom over you at your work desk, greet you as you enter your home, or even travel with you on your dashboard. We love these cute Funkos! Get the set for $57.99.Luna SweatshirtSnuggle up in the sweatshirt of Serena’s trusted familiar. Let Luna’s cute face brighten your days and lead you in the right direction. Grab it now for $25.65.Gashapon Sailor Moon Transforming Compact SetAcquiring these magical transformation items is easy as a click of the button! These cute brooches are small and lightweight and come with the entire set you see here for $32.68.Sailor Moon Bow Trucker HatA subtle but cute way to show off your Moonie style while outdoors, this simple sailor bow cap is the perfect gift for any Sailor Moon fan with a hat obsession. Available now for$7.31.Tokyo Sailor Scouts Motorcycle Club ShirtThe simplicity and cute design on this shirt make this one of our top pics for Sailor Moon fans who like to show their Senshi love and their toughness. Subtle and chic, this shirt is a steal at $24.99.Sailor Moon Enamel PinsThe enamel pin craze has it full throttle this season, and we’re super excited about the cute fan-made pins that have emerged because of it! The Crescent Moon Wand pin is an essential for any Moonie, but we are also totally in love with the Eternal Sailor Moon Cake pin that really shows Usagi in her true element: scarfing down sweets. Pins are $15 and $17 respectively.Sailor V Cosplay GlassesThe easiest way to show that you are an OG Sailor Venus fan is with these super cute and easy to wear Sailor V frames! Without any pesky glass to deal with, these frames are great for wearing for cosplay or just around for a cute geek style look. These fan made glasses are $22.Bandai Tamashii Nations Proplica KaleidomoonHoo boy, are we stoked for the new Kaleidomoon Proplica! These high-quality replicas of Sailor Moon’s many wands have been pleasing fans for years, and this one will surely be a stunner as well. This beautiful prop was released earlier this year. Get it now for $122.62.Sailor Moon – 4 Piece Shot GlassCollecting Sailor Moon items is a wonderful hobby, but it’s nice to be able to have Moonie things that actually serve a use in the house, too! These shot glasses are cute and simple enough to break out around non-anime fan house guests, too. The set is currently $29.99.Sailor Moon Pastel Character PurseCombing ladies’ love for purses, pastels, and Sailor Moon is a surefire way into our hearts. This cute bag even comes with a little plush Sailor Moon compact! The purse is $79.45.Sailor Wand Knee High Women’s SocksWho doesn’t need more socks in their life? This adorable pair will let you show your love for Sailor Moon while hidden in your shoes all day! Get then now for $13.95.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

From the Newsroom Alarming challenge for sports news teams

first_imgCraig Brown is The Columbian’s editor. His column will appear in this space periodically. Contact him at 360-735-4514 or craig.brown@columbian.com Have you noticed that whatever goes wrong will go wrong at the worst possible moment? That’s what happened to us a week ago Friday when, at 10:10 p.m., The Columbian’s fire alarm sounded.A fire alarm is never a good thing, but this was a great moment in awful timing. That Friday was probably our biggest news day in months. We were wrapping up the cover pages with stories and photos about teachers strikes, memorials for John McCain and Aretha Franklin, and, most urgently, the first night of high school football.“If you could have picked the worst time of a football Friday for that to happen, this was it,” Sports Editor Micah Rice said later. The 7 p.m. games were in the fourth quarter or just concluded, and our reporters and photographers were in the process of writing five game stories and eight game summaries, and preparing five game photos for print. The desk editors were busy assembling the pages, including the late baseball and college football scores. And the entire team — five people — was updating our prep sports webpage and editing and uploading five game videos to our YouTube channel.To make it even worse, when the alarm sounded, there was a smoky odor in the newsroom. I was pleased that everyone actually left the building, though there was some temptation to ignore the hullaballoo and keep working. Assistant Sports Editor Tim Martinez grabbed a notebook computer on the way out the door and finished writing his story from his car.Probably half of the Vancouver Fire Department arrived within minutes, but it took a painfully long time to search every nook and cranny of our large, oddly designed building and determine there was no fire. (They never did identify the source of the odor.)last_img read more

Santas workshop comes to Aventura Mall

first_imgAVENTURA, FLA. (WSVN) – – A winter wonderland has made its way to Aventura Mall this holiday season.Santa’s Workshop has set up inside the tourist attraction, and the wonderland features giant presents and candy canes, as well as a dazzling holiday light show.Families can take a picture with Santa, and every child gets a complimentary holiday book.Santa’s Workshop will be open through Christmas Eve.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Crook caught on camera stealing 2 bikes in Brickell Key

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A crook was caught on camera stealing two mountain bikes from a storage room in a Brickell Key parking garage.It happened at the Courvoisier Centre, on the 1100 block Drive in Miami’s Brickell Key neighborhood, on June 21, at approximately 7:18 a.m., according to City of Miami Police.Police are looking for a white male who was last seen wearing a khaki colored hat, white T-shirt and gray shorts with a backpack.Detectives said he fled through an exit located between the yacht club and the marked alleyway.If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Greater Collaboration across the Fence Line Is Key to Achieving Base of

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR States and communities have a significant role to play in helping military installations adapt to a variety of challenges — including budget constraints, aging infrastructure, evolving missions and weapons systems, and a generational changes in social attitudes — prompting DOD to consider a new model for delivering installation support, according to a new paper released by the Association of Defense Communities.The Base of the Future: A Call for Action by States and Communities outlines a multi-pronged approach to foster increased collaboration between installations and their host communities. The paper is a synthesis of panel discussions and breakout sessions held during ADC’s Nov. 5, 2015, policy forum titled “Concepts, Strategies and Actions for Moving to the Base of the Future.” The forum featured more than 120 experts from DOD, state and local government, industry and the United Kingdom.Due to the unique circumstances of installation-community relationships, it is not possible to develop a single, unified vision for the Base of the Future, the paper emphasizes.Defense communities should better integrate local installations into their planning efforts. Treating the assets of installations — including underutilized facilities, industrial capacity and land — as part of the overall public infrastructure would benefit all stakeholders by providing increased economic opportunities, enhancing quality of life and lowering the military’s support costs, according to the paper.In a similar fashion, increased collaboration between installations and communities could improve the effectiveness of joint land use studies and other efforts to address incompatible land uses around bases and ranges by more closely linking the recommendations of such studies to community planning activities.DOD should increasingly rely on local governments and the private sector to deliver a range of services, including facility maintenance, health care, family services, utilities, and recreation and education facilities.“Expanded use of public-public and public-private partnerships should replace many of the service and infrastructure-delivery methods now common on installations,” the paper states.To help the military better understand the benefits of increased engagement with their host communities, the paper calls for ADC to offer training to installation commanders and to reach out to senior civilian employees.The paper also includes a number of specific policy recommendations aimed at eliminating obstacles to closer collaboration:establishing federal directives requiring coordinated planning between installations and neighboring municipalities;expanding DOD’s real estate authorities to cover actions combining facilities leasing and other acquisition mechanisms such as power purchase agreements; andencouraging greater sharing of services and infrastructure to achieve a variety of goals — shrinking mission security footprints, employing shared powers agencies to coordinate the acquisition of goods and services, and rationalizing the federal government’s small business, scoring and personnel policies to spur partnerships.“Achieving the Base of the Future may be impossible, but working cooperatively toward common goals that meet shared needs certainly is not,” the paper states.“Only through communication, coordination and cooperation will all stakeholders in tomorrow’s military base realize its benefits,” it concludes.last_img read more

Baba Ramdevs Patanjali launches atta noodles

first_imgBaba Ramdev-promoted Patanjali on Monday formally launched its whole wheat instant noodles; just a week after product leader Nestle’s Maggi re-hit the retail shelves after a five-month ban imposed by the food-safety regulator.The atta noodles cost Rs. 15 for a 70-gram pack.With the launch, Patanjali has entered another major food segment to take on multinational firms such as Tropicana’s fruit juices, Kellogg’s muesli and cornflakes, Mondelez “Cadbury” India’s Bournvita — not to mention well established cosmetics and home-grown ayurvedic brands.Last month, Patanjali — which had a turnover of around Rs. 1,200 crore in 2014 with a projection of Rs. 2,000 crore this year — had announced an agreement with the Future Group to sell its noodles through Big Bazaar and Nilgiri’s supermarkets across 240 cities.It also has a similar agreement with Reliance Fresh.”The profits we make from the sale of our noodles and other products will be used for educating the under-privileged children,” Ramdev told a press conference here, adding that the launch was in-line with the idea of introducing healthier products that are made in India.”We are also planning six-seven large production units across India over the next one year. One factory with a capacity of 100-200 tonnes will be set up in the NCR (National Capital Region),” he added.last_img read more

US newsman Matt Lauer fired over sexual misconduct claims

first_imgThis file photo taken on 10 January, 2015 shows “Today” TV show co-host Matt Lauer attending the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: AFPStar news anchor Matt Lauer has been sacked over allegations of sexual misconduct, US broadcaster NBC said Wednesday, in the latest fall from grace of a power player in the media and entertainment industry.The 59-year-old, known to millions as host of morning show “Today” for more than 20 years, led coverage of numerous major news events, from the September 11 attacks to presidential campaigns and the Olympics.Co-host Savannah Guthrie announced Lauer’s termination on air as their program began, calling it “a sad morning here at ‘Today’ and at NBC News.”The network said it fired Lauer after receiving a detailed account from a colleague of what it called inappropriate sexual behavior on the job.But Hollywood trade weekly Variety published an investigation resulting from dozens of interviews with current and former colleagues over two months, suggesting it was part of a much larger pattern of behavior.Instances of Lauer’s alleged misconduct detailed by the magazine included an occasion when he gave a mortified colleague a sex toy with an explicit note, and another in which he exposed himself in his office to another staffer.Three unidentified women had come forward, according to the report, with stories of Lauer’s sexual harassment that had been corroborated by friends or colleagues.NBC received at least two more complaints against Lauer on Wednesday, the New York Times reported.Citing a person with knowledge of the matter, the paper said one accuser said she was sexually assaulted by Lauer in his office in 2001. She passed out during the attack and had to be taken to a nurse, but did not report the incident because she felt ashamed and didn’t want to lose her job.Lauer joins the ranks of numerous other film, TV and media giants brought down in a groundswell of outrage that began in October with a flood of sexual assault and harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.The scandal has reached Washington, where several lawmakers stand accused of inappropriate behavior, and nearly every day seems to bring another stunning case involving a well-known public figure.- ‘Clear violation’ -In a memo to staff, NBC chairman Andrew Lack said that on Monday night, the network received a detailed complaint accusing Lauer of inappropriate behavior.”It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment,” Lack wrote.NBC said it was provided with evidence suggesting this may not have been an isolated incident.Veteran journalist Katie Couric, who was Lauer’s co-host for years, said in 2012 during an interview with the showbiz gossip outlet TMZ that “Matt pinches me on the ass a lot,” although she laughed after making the remark.Variety cited two of Lauer’s accusers who said the executive had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up, ensuring no one could walk in on him.According to multiple accounts the magazine said it had independently verified, Lauer would also invite female NBC employees to his hotel room late at night while covering the Olympics.Variety, however, says several women had found their complaints to network executives falling on deaf ears.President Donald Trump, himself accused of harassment by more than a dozen women, seized on the Lauer news.”Wow,” he said on Twitter, adding that executives at NBC and its parent company Comcast should be fired for “putting out so much Fake News.”Trump was embarrassed in the final stretch of last year’s presidential campaign by the release of audio in which he is heard boasting that his fame allowed him to grab women’s genitals and get away with it.- ‘Courage to come forward’ -At the time, he acknowledged the veracity of the so-called “Access Hollywood” tape and apologized publicly. But he has since suggested that the voice on the tape was not his, the New York Times reported.Lauer’s sacking comes a week after CBS fired Charlie Rose, one of America’s most respected TV journalists, after eight women told The Washington Post he had made unwanted sexual advances toward them.Rival television giant Fox News has long been rocked by allegations that its late former chairman Roger Ailes and ex-star presenter Bill O’Reilly, who was fired this year, settled multiple cases of sexual harassment brought by female colleagues.Former Fox anchor Megyn Kelly, who has said she was sexually harassed at that network and now hosts an NBC show that airs right after “Today,” struck a firm tone in defense of harassment victims.Kelly acknowledged the possible distress of Lauer’s colleagues over his sacking but added that “what we don’t see is the pain on the faces of those who found the courage to come forward, and it is a terrifying thing to do.”National Public Radio, which already lost a senior executive earlier this month over sexual misconduct allegations, said its chief news editor, David Sweeney, had left the company after being accused of sexual harassment.And on an ignominious day for the media, writer and long-time radio host Garrison Keillor also saw his ties with Minnesota Public Radio severed over what it called inappropriate behavior with a co-worker.The 75-year-old Keillor said in an email to the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he had inadvertently “put my hand on a woman’s bare back” and later offered an apology that was accepted.last_img read more

Graphene quantum dot may solve some quantum computing problems

first_img Scientists discover coal-derived ‘dots’ are effective antioxidant 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. Ensslin, along with fellows at the Solid State Physics Laboratory, Stampfer, Güttinger, Molitor, Graf and Ihn, believe that they can use electron spins from a tunable graphene quantum dot to create qubits, the building blocks of a quantum computer. These graphene-based qubit could rectify some of the problems found with gallium arsenide. As a first step they present a graphene single electron transistor in Applied Physics Letters: “Tunable Coulomb blockade in nanostructured graphene.”One of the main problems with spin-based quantum computers, Ensslin explains, is that spins won’t keep their direction indefinitely. “Spin is up or down in a magnetic field,” he tells PhysOrg.com, “which can be identified with zero or one.” He explains that in a quantum set up, it can even be both simultaneously. But spin states don’t always stay in the same state. “They interact with different parameters in their environment, and that can change things.” Electrons have their own spin, and the nuclei of neighboring atoms also have spin. Eventually, the electron spin used in quantum computing will couple with other nuclear spins, causing a breakdown of coherence in the quantum system.“Graphene turns out to be a material which is expected to overcome this,” Ensslin says. He is careful to explain that even though he and his peers have created a graphene quantum dot, extrapolations of how it would work in a quantum computer are still at the theory stage. “When you look at this theoretically, you find that 98 percent of carbon has no nuclear spin. This means that the coupling between nuclear spins and electron spins would be strongly reduced.”The expectation is that this would be a nice system to “realize a spin qubit, provided one can make a quantum dot in graphene – which has now been done – and provided one finds ways to manipulate individual spins in this system.”Ensslin calls the work the Zurich team has done a first step. “We have shown that a quantum dot made from graphene is possible. Basically it’s a proof of principle.” But there are subsequent steps that need to be taken as well. The quantum dot needs to be tested, and it needs to be made smaller, so there are challenges ahead.“We need to be able to distinguish between individual electrons,” Ensslin says. “Right now we don’t know how many there are.” The whole point is to figure out how to get the quantum dot to a point where there are no more than one or two electrons.Another issue is the edge, Ensslin says. “In contrast to semiconductors, which generally have smooth edges, graphene has a rougher edge. Theoretically, the edges play a role in graphene. It will be important to figure out where the atoms are on the edge, and to gain experimental control over the edge. This is crucial to control the electrons.”Ensslin believes that if this can be done, perhaps a couple of years into the future, it will be possible to test the fitness of a graphene quantum dot for spin-based quantum computing. “ There is no fundamental reason why it shouldn’t work.”Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Around the world, many scientists are working on various models of a quantum computer. One of the proposed models is a quantum computer that makes use of electron spins. And while quantum dots in gallium arsenide have been used to accomplish the first steps in this direction, there are certain problems that come with a spin-based quantum computer that uses gallium arsenide. Klaus Ensslin, a scientist at the Solid State Physics Laboratory in Zurich, believes that he and his colleagues may have found a new approach.center_img Citation: Graphene quantum dot may solve some quantum computing problems (2008, January 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-01-graphene-quantum-dot-problems.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

Gottlieb LeBron to the Lakers probably gets done but its not a

first_imgAlso:– Edelman using the “Ryan Braun” PED suspension appeal playbookGuests:Shams Charania – Yahoo Sports! NBA Insider joins the show to discuss the latest NBA free agency buzz; LeBron, Paul George and Kawhi news; and why the Nuggets picked Michael Porter, Jr. after he fell to them in the draft.Michael Rappaport – Actor/Comedian, American hero joins the show to explain how he stopped a passenger from opening the emergency exit door during a flight this weekend.Bill Oram – Lakers beat writer for The Athletic on the Lakers’ strategy in pursuing LeBron and Paul George.Ric Bucher –  Bleacher Report senior NBA Writer and Sirius XM host joins the show to talk NBA free agency and if Chris Paul and the Rockets can eventually reach a deal. Doug Gottlieb in for Colin:LeBron to the Lakers probably gets done, but it’s not a done dealOn First Thing’s First, Nick Wright revealed that a source close to LeBron told him bot to count out James staying in Cleveland. Gottlieb, like Vegas, thinks it’s down to L.A. and Cleveland, and it looks like the deal with the Lakers is likely, but it’s not done yet.Doug thinks like any high level negotiation, there are still conditions that have to be met to get LeBron to L.A., like landing one or both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Neither of which have happened yet. As anyone in business knows, the hardest thing to do is close a deal. And until it’s done, Cleveland has a chance. Melo makes OKC less attractive for Paul GeorgeCarmelo Anthony smartly declined to exercise his early termination option in his contract that would have allowed him to enter free agency. Instead, Melo will stay in Oklahoma City and make an astounding $27.9 million next season. After taking the $28 mil, Anthony posted an Instagram post from Europe in which he called out all the haters who may have a problem with it.Doug doesn’t have any issue with Melo taking the money, but taunting fans on social media right after robbing the bank was a dumb move that lacked self-awareness. The bottom line is Melo will never change. Either way, a massively overpaid, declining Melo makes it harder to keep Paul George, which is bad news for the Thunder.last_img read more

Odell Beckham Has Gone From Circus Catches To Just Being A Circus

first_imgAfter being acquired by the Browns in the trade of the NFL offseason, Odell Beckham decided to skip out on Browns OTA’s, which predictably became a national story. Yesterday on the show, Colin did a segment on OBJ’s 10 most memorable moments, pointing out that his off-field distractions now outweigh his memorable on-field moments.Top 10 moments of Odell Beckham Jr.’s career according to @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/O3len4ppzk— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 16, 2019 Advertisement Odell wasn’t happy about the segment and fired off a lengthy Twitter tirade blasting Colin – and got an assist from Baker Mayfield piling on – but the entire exercise only proved his point. Colin hasn’t been as hot on the Browns as most in the media, in large part, because of the circus-like atmosphere surrounding the team and Beckham’s propensity for drama. We’re not even through OTA’s and the Browns are already dysfunctional. Based on Beckham’s history, there’s likely plenty more to come.Odell is one of the most talented receivers in a generation, but as he enters this season, he’s more known for being a circus than making internet shattering circus catches. Now the circus is in town and Cleveland, and it’s not going away.last_img read more

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first_img July 12, 2010 – AngioDynamics announced today the global expansion of its Smart Port CT family of power-injectable ports, featuring its patented Vortex port technology, to include low-profile and mini models for repeated treatments such as chemotherapy and for use with computed tomography (CT).Ports are small medical devices implanted under the skin that provide physicians repeated access to blood vessels for administering treatments with less vessel or site damage.“These port models offer increased placement options for specialized anatomies such as smaller patients,” said Shawn McCarthy, General Manager. “By offering mini and low-profile designs, we are meeting an increased demand from patients for more aesthetically-acceptable access devices.”Both of the new Smart Port CT models feature AngioDynamics’ titanium port technology and the patented Vortex port technology that allows for improved fluid dynamics to help prevent dead spaces and the formation of sludge, thus extending the working life of the port. These new models are indicated for power injection of contrast media with a flow rate of 5mL/sec.In a clinical trial comparing the Smart Port’s Vortex port technology to conventional ports, Vortex port technology had a nearly 75 percent reduction in the occlusion rate as compared to conventional ports. Third party analysis found that on average a system with Vortex port technology can save $1,224 per patient over the life of the port.“Vortex port technology has improved the quality of life in our patients,” said Jenni Anderson RN, HP (ASCP), and a Clinical Coordinator with the VCU Health System in Richmond, Va. “With a vascular access device featuring Vortex port technology in situ, patients do not have to worry about flushing the catheters on a daily basis or worry about tubes dangling on their chests; there is no dressing to change or lines to flush.”The Smart Port low-profile and mini models are cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have received CE Mark approval in Europe for any patient requiring repeated access of the vasculature system for delivery of medications, nutritional supplementation, fluids, blood, blood products, sampling of blood and power injection of contrast media for imaging. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | July 12, 2010 AngioDynamics Adds New Power-Injectable Ports last_img read more

Eye on the Industry Updates on Ellie Mae Blend and More …

first_imgEye on the Industry: Updates on Ellie Mae, Blend, and More … From new appointments and awards to technology partnerships, learn more about the latest in the mortgage industry in this weekly update.The former VP of Human Resources for Walmart US eCommerce and Walmart Labs, Carina Cortez, has joined the California-based technology company, Ellie Mae, as EVP of Human Resources. In her new role, Cortez will be responsible for leading Ellie Mae’s human resources organization with a focus on attracting and retaining top talent, managing workforce planning, as well as leading the talent development strategy. Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Cortez led a team of HR Business Partners supporting the 26,000+ associates at Walmart US eCommerce and Walmart Labs. She drove the human capital strategy for the organization, working closely with leadership to meet the growing needs of the business by focusing on strengthening people manager capabilities, top talent acceleration, organizational effectiveness and engagement, and retention. “I look forward to working with the teammates at Ellie Mae through this time of immense organizational growth and change,” said Cortez. “I am excited to leverage my passion for driving business objectives while leveraging a human capital strategy, and focusing on recruiting retention, and talent development.”_______________________________________________________________________________Blend, a California-based technology company created to drive consumer lending industry into the digital age, recently announced that its first end-to-end platform will be approved to provide asset verification reports for the Desktop Underwriter (DU) validation service, a component of Day 1 Certainty by Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae’s DU validation service is designed to provide customers with enhanced loan origination controls, improved processes, and certainty around the borrower’s assets, income, and employment information, in addition to relief from representations and warranties on validated loan components.__________________________________________________________________________Capsilon a San Francisco-based partner for delivering cloud-based end-to-end digital mortgage solutions, announced that it has appointed Ginger Wilcox as SVP Marketing, where she will be responsible for leading marketing, brand positioning, and growth for all Capsilon products. A startup veteran and recognized leader in the mortgage, real estate, and technology industries, Wilcox was most recently part of the team that launched digital mortgage startup, Sindeo. As CMO and Chief Industry Officer, Wilcox led brand marketing, customer acquisition, communications, and strategic partnerships. “Ginger is a proven marketing and growth leader with a track record of success in top-performing mortgage, real estate, and software companies and is one of the most-connected people in the housing industry,” said Sanjeev Malaney, Founder, and CEO, Capsilon.________________________________________________________________________________Tennessee headquartered Franklin American Mortgage Company has been chosen as the National Association of Mortgage Brokers’ (NAMB) double diamond partner for 2018, the company announced in a statement. This recognition is given annually to NAMB’s top performing partners. This recognition is given annually to NAMB’s top contributing partners. NAMB provides education, certification and government affairs representation for the mortgage industry. Asset Verification blend Capsilon Ellie Mae Fannie Mae Franklin American Mortgage NAMB Partner 2018-02-22 Radhika Ojha Sharecenter_img February 22, 2018 812 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Newslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 21, 2019 5:50 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Author: ‘Game of Thrones’ finale was ending, also beginningcenter_img NEW YORK — What’s next for “Game of Thrones?”The author, whose work was adapted into the HBO series that drew a record-setting numbers of viewers for Sunday’s finale, says it’s “been a wild ride.” George RR Martin wrote on Monday that it “was an ending, but it was also a beginning.”The 70-year-old says he’s working on the next installment, “The Winds of Winter.” He says he knows it’s late “but it will be done.” He’s just not saying when. He says “A Dream of Spring” will follow.Martin says he hears people asking will it have the same ending as the show or will it be different.Martin writes: “Well. yes. And no.” He says he’ll write it, people can read it and then everyone can “argue about it on the internet.”The Associated Presslast_img read more