N2N Firestorm over Conservative Senators speech on Indian residential schools

first_imgNation to NationYvonne Jones, Parliamentary secretary for Indigenous affairs, called on Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak to resign her seat on the Senate’s Aboriginal affairs committee over her speech about Indian residential schools.Beyak, in the speech delivered Tuesday in the Senate’s Red Chamber, said there was too much emphasis placed on the negative aspects of Indian residential school.Beyak should apologize and resign her spot on the committee, said Jones during Nation to Nation’s MP’s panel.Conservative MP Cathy McLeod stopped short of calling on Beyak to resign saying she should reflect on what she said and read former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper’s 2008 apology to Indian residential school survivors.Nation to Nation spoke with Toronto author Robert MacBain, who was quoted extensively by Beyak in her speech.NDP leadership candidate Charlie Angus also spoke with Nation to Nation about his campaign.last_img

UN human rights chief welcomes United States court ruling on Guantánamo Bay

12 June 2008The United Nations human rights chief has welcomed today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court that the country’s constitution extends to foreigners being held in Guantánamo Bay and that they have the right to challenge their detention in the civilian court system. Louise Arbour, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement that the detainees – some of whom have been detained for up to six years – have the right to a “prompt review” of the reasons for their detention.“The Supreme Court has sent a vitally important message that the protections afforded by fundamental human rights guarantees extend to these individuals and that effective remedies must be available to them,” she said after the announcement of a ruling in the case, known as Boumediene v. Bush.Ms. Arbour added that she welcomed the recognition by the court “that security and liberty are not trade-offs, but can be reconciled through the framework of the law, and that it is the courts that apply that law. This has long been the hallmark of American constitutionalism.”The High Commissioner had submitted an amicus curiae – or “friend of the court” – brief to the Supreme Court as part of the case, arguing as a matter of constitutional law for the same conclusion that the court reached today.After the ruling she said she hoped that, “now that these legal issues have been clearly and definitively settled, the civilian courts will be able to move promptly to assess the situation of individual detainees.”

National sovereignty and noninterference must be respected within UN Burundi tells Assembly

“We can never say it too often: Burundi believes that non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of States, constitute the pillars of a balanced international system in conformity with the dictates of the UN Charter. These principles are non-negotiable,” Foreign Minister Alain Aimé Nyamitwe told the Assembly’s 72nd annual general debate. “We call attention to certain States, who even in the 21st century, believe they have the right to interfere in the internal affairs of other States, especially developing countries,” he emphasized. He broached many of the crises and conflicts facing Africa, lamented the new wave of racism arising from the recent flood of refugees and migrants, and criticized European sanctions against his country which he said impeded its reaching its development goals.Full statement (in French) available here

Bell ringer rescued from Worcester Cathedral tower after he got trapped in

first_imgIn attendance at Worcs Cathedral with @HWFireWorcs @HWFireMalvern for rescue of male from bell tower #notjustfires pic.twitter.com/AgGGubxKvP— Grant Wills (@HWFireGCWills) February 11, 2017 A bell ringer had to be rescued from Worcester Cathedral after he got trapped in the ropes and hoisted into the air.Ian Bowman, 51, was in the historic bell tower of the 13th century cathedral when his foot got caught in one of the moving ropes.In a “freak accident”, the experienced ringer was lifted a couple of feet into the air before being slammed into the floor, injuring his back and cutting his head.Fire crews, including a specialist rope rescue team, were called around 5pm on Saturday when it emerged Mr Bowman could not be safely moved without being lowered 80ft from the bell tower. “I am waiting for a call to see if I have fractured my spine or not,” he said.“I might have to go to Torbay Hospital if that is the case and that is quite a drive away but I am not sure yet.”Mark Regan, the ringing master at Worcester Cathedral, praised the emergency services as he described the incident as a “freak accident”.He added: “Mr Bowman, an experienced ringer from Devon, got his foot caught in a rope and he fell and hurt his head.”He got his foot caught when a rope was moving and he went up in the air a couple of feet and landed awkwardly.”He is fine, the emergency services were brilliant. They had been here to practise, so they knew what to do. It was quite dramatic.” Mr Regan said it was “very reassuring” to know the firefighters are trained to deal with this kind of emergency situation.He added: “It has nothing to do with the safety of bell ringing, it was a freak accident.”The Devon ringers had travelled to Worcester to ring for the hour-long evensong, which started at around 4.30pm.The tower at the cathedral contains 16 bells, including a bourdon bell, which together weigh 16 tonnes – the fifth heaviest ring in the world. It also has a teaching centre, which has been purpose-built to allow people to learn how to ring on eight training dumb-bells. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He was eventually rescued after the crew opened up several trapdoors in the cathedral and use a rope system to lower the stretcher to its marble floor during the evensong service.Mr Bowman was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital where he was treated for a cut to his head and back pain.He was recovering at his home in Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, on Sunday, where he said he was waiting to find out more information about his injuries and was concerned he may have fractured his back. Technical and challenging job to rescue one male from bell tower, professional crews a credit to the community they serve pic.twitter.com/vEOxNuUnWk— Grant Wills (@HWFireGCWills) February 11, 2017center_img Emergency services outside the cathedral  Dramatic pictures taken during the rescue showed a member of the fire service holding on to the stretcher as it was lowered past the cathedral’s organ.After the incident, Grant Wills, a group commander from the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, wrote on Twitter that it was a “technical and challenging job”.“Professional crews [are] a credit to the community they serve,” he added.Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s control room confirmed two crews and a specialist rope team had helped with the rescue, which took around 30 minutes.A spokesman for West Mercia Police said officers were not called to the incident. Emergency services outside the cathedral Credit: Grant Wills Fire crews, including a specialist rope rescue team, were called when it emerged Mr Bowman, who also hurt his back in the incident, needed to be lowered 80ft from the bell tower to the cathedral’s floorCredit:Grant Wills Fire crews, including a specialist rope rescue team, were called when it emerged Mr Bowman, who also hurt his back in the incident, needed to be lowered 80ft from the bell tower to the cathedral’s floorlast_img

Armed forces cut back on mobile phones to help pay for Britains

first_imgThe armed forces have been forced to cut back on car hire and the use of mobile phones in order to help raise an additional £300m to finance the renewal of the nuclear deterrent, it emerged last night.Lt Gen Mark Poffley said the Ministry of Defence has been forced to cut back across the board in order to meet its spending obligations, as he warned that “small incremental hits” to serving personnel’s quality of life could have a negative impact on retention rates.Giving evidence before the Commons defence committee, Lt Gen Poffley said in its quest to make efficiencies, the MoD had to be “vigilant” that restricting soldiers access to items such as mobile phones did not damage morale.Asked if it was “fair” that the quality of serving personnel lives should be reduced, he added: “The reality of life is fairness is not the issue. It’s about where is the best spread of our resources to deliver an output.“We are conscious that if you damage morale how that potentially manifests itself in the role of retention rates.”His warning follows reports in October that the Army had been forced to make £100m in efficiency savings to meet the costs of the Trident programme, with cuts falling on training, accommodation and travel. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson Answering questions from the Commons defence committee yesterday, Mr Williamson said: “I have very serious concerns about the proposed takeover.“It’s not that I’m against changes in terms of the industry, but what I want and the department wants is reassurance about the military side of the business.“This is why I have taken the decision to get in touch with Greg Clarke because we have a whole series of questions about the potential takeover and the future ownership.” It came as Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary, suggested to MPs that the Government could intervene in a hostile takeover of a major British defence company, amid fears that it poses a risk to national security.Mr Williamson said he had “very serious concerns” over the planned acquisition of aerospace giant GKN by Melrose Industries, an investment company accused by critics of being an “opportunistic asset stripper”.Addressing the £7bn bid yesterday, Mr Williamson said that he had written to the Business Secretary Greg Clark to seek urgent reassurances about the future of GKN’s military business.It comes several weeks after details of the bid surfaced, with MPs expressing concern that the takeover could result in GKN, which makes parts of the F-35 Anglo-American fighter jet, the Eurofighter Typhoon and the US’s B-21 stealth bomber, being broken up and sold off to firms across the world.A spokesman for Melrose said: “As a British public company we are fully aware of our ownership responsibilities with regard to all commercial stakeholders whether they be corporate customers or government.”We are happy to make this clear in any forum.” Defence Secretary Gavin WilliamsonCredit:David Mirzoeff/PAcenter_img GKN, which one of the Ministry of Defence’s closest partners, employs 6,000 people in the UK and is a key supplier to aerospace firms including Airbus. The cuts are being imposed in order to control the long-term costs associated with the £31bn upgrade of four nuclear-armed submarines, with the Treasury so far failing to cede to the MoD’s demands for money. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

Ampcontrol advanced power control unit commissioned at Bhelatand underground coal mine in

first_imgAmpcontrol’s AUK1000 advanced multi-function gate end box is certified for use in underground coal mines across Europe, Turkey and India. It was recently commissioned onsite at Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery in Jharkhand, India. Ampcontrol was contracted to design, manufacture and deliver a central motor control unit that could operate up to four conveyor belts from a single station with full digital display and control. The unit was commissioned onsite and 14 local service engineers were trained in both the theoretical and practical application of the equipment.TATA Steel is India’s largest steel producer with multiple plants located across the globe. They have multiple underground and open cut mines in India including Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery. To support the efficiency of their operation, Ampcontrol was contracted to design, manufacture and deliver a central motor control unit that could operate up to four conveyor belts from a single station with full digital display and control. To achieve this, an AUK1000 4 drive of 550V with individual outlet control and visible earthing was supplied from Ampcontrol’s UK operation.Ampcontrol reports successful commissioning and testing of the equipment, with theoretical and onsite training supplied to 14 local service engineers as part of the project. The unit enabled real time monitoring of Earth Leakage current through the HMI and reduced the number of operators from 4 to 1 with sequenced operation via the single AUK1000 unit. The project was met with highly positive feedback from the customer. Design elements include the FLP Auxiliary Chamber being able to be rotated 180 degrees to enable ease of installation of auxiliary cables. “The AUK1000 is the advanced multi-function technology base for Ampcontrol’s power distribution solutions. Its primary role is the reliable control, monitoring and protection of electricallydriven plant and machinery in hazardous underground mining. It offers advanced safety, productivity and maintenance features as well as a durable flameproof enclosure.”last_img

2010 Hottest Year on Record

first_imgLast year was really hot. I mean, did you see what Katy Perry wore to the Grammy’s? Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed this anecdotal evidence, reporting this week that 2010 was the hottest year on record, tying a record set in 2005. The total temperature for the year was 1.12 degree Fahrenheit above the average temperature for the 20th century.The NOAA has been keeping data on the temperature since 1880. the organization has weather stations set up in more than 200 countries. According to the data, nine of the 10 hottest years have occurred in the last decade (1998 was the third hottest year). The last 34 years have all been above the 20th century average. The scientists were, naturally, quick to draw a connection between the temperature rise and human impact. Says researcher David Easterling, “In my mind, it reinforces the notion that we’re seeing a signal from increasing greenhouse-gas emissions. If that weren’t a fact, we’d see temperatures tapering off and cooling, but we’re not seeing that.”last_img

Flat Earthers Unite at First UK Convention

first_img Ferdinand Magellan proved the Earth was round when he completed the first global circumnavigation in 1521.Yet, nearly 500 years later, conspiracy theorists hold true that our planet is, in fact, a giant pancake of soil and water.While you were watching Avengers: Infinity War, weeding the garden, or Netflix and chilling over the weekend, 200 believers attended Britain’s first Flat Earth Convention in Birmingham.The Telegraph‘s Will Crisp bravely visited the conference room of a Jurys Inn hotel, where everyone from clean-cut IT consultants to off-grid environmentalists spent three days mulling over “scientific proof” that Earth is a plane.And one controlled by giant magnets.“My research destroys Big Bang cosmology,” David Marsh, a manager at the NHS Supply Chain head office in Derbyshire, told Crisp.“Research” he conducted in his backyard with a free phone app and a Nikon camera; by tracking the movements of the Moon across the sky, Marsh claims he disproved the laws of planetary motion.“It supports the idea that gravity doesn’t exist and the only true force in nature is electromagnetism,” Marsh said.So, the falling apple that led to Isaac Newton’s highly regarded law of universal gravitation was actually torn down by the magnetic field that extends from Earth’s interior into space?Apparently.There is no shortage of evidence proving Earth’s spherical shape. After all, have you ever heard of a boat dropping off the edge of the planet? But even eye-witness accounts from actual spacefaring astronauts aren’t enough to convince everyone.“People are waking up,” convention organizer Gary John said. “We’re seeing an explosion of interest in flat Earth theories and increasing mistrust of governments.”The two, of course, are not mutually exclusive. But it does appear the flat-Earther ranks are growing—no thanks to celebrity endorsements. Pro basketball player Kyrie Irving insisted the Earth is flat during a February 2017 podcast. In November, rapper B.o.B. (aka Bobby Ray Simmons Jr.) launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising $1 million to send satellites into space to gather proof. (So far he’s collected $6,899 from 233 people.)As mind-boggling as all of this sounds, it’s nothing compared to musician and convention speaker Darren Nesbit’s so-called “Pac-Man effect.”The stranger-than-fiction theory suggests that celestial bodies (such as the moon) are able to transport from one side of Earth to the other once they reach the horizon—just as characters in arcade game Pac-Man enter screen-right and exit to the left.“One logical possibility for those who are truly free thinkers is that space-time wraps around and we get a Pac-Man effect,” according to Nesbit, who also believes the planet is supported by pillars and shaped like a diamond.“I’m not saying this is definitely what is going on, but I think it is a plausible model,” he said.To most folks, this sounds like a load of poppycock. But no matter how sure you are of the learned science, unless you’re super well-versed in the topic of Earth’s spherical shape, you’ll always lose the argument. And philosophy may explain why.An international version of the UK’s convention is scheduled for November in Colorado. Logan Paul’s Flat Earth Doc Complicates YouTube’s Conspiracy Content RulesThis Philosophical Theory Is Your Best Defense Against Flat Earthers Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

Kolasinac reveals Arsenal support after error at United

first_imgSead Kolasinac has revealed how Arsenal players supported him after his gaffe handed Jesse Lingard a goal in their 2-2 draw at United on Wednesday.Arsenal had just taken the lead through a Marcos Rojo own goal, but one minute, an error by Kolasinac gifted United an equalizer.After the game, Unai Emery praised Kolasinac for his overall performance to lift his spirit as he looked miserable.“It’s a good feeling coming into the dressing room like that,” Kolasinac told Sky Sports.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Especially after knowing you’ve made a mistake and that mistake has potentially cost us two points. It made me feel better.“The manager told me in no uncertain terms not to get too down about it, and that did help me. Everyone in the team too, it wasn’t just the coaching staff.“All the players came over and they consoled me and told me not to get too down about it, and it gives you belief and confidence. You notice then we’re a tight-knit team and I think it’s a positive.”last_img

La Center seeks to fire worker for second time

first_imgThe city of La Center wants to keep a wastewater treatment plant operator from returning to work after firing him for a second time.La Center and the union representing treatment plant operator Jeff Adler are nearing the end of employment arbitration following the city’s February decision to terminate him.It’s the second go-around between La Center and Adler. In 2011, the city terminated Adler from his position after he racked up a number of disciplinary violations, including allegations he changed settings at the wastewater treatment plant and nearly damaged the entire system.Following the termination, the city’s employee union successfully appealed the firing with the state’s Public Employee Relations Board.According to public records, the union argued Adler was not aware his job was in jeopardy and wasn’t given specific standards to use when making changes to the treatment plant system. PERC arbitrator James Paulson ordered the city to pay Adler $40,000 in back wages.Adler returned to work but was disciplined on Nov. 16, 2011, and again on Feb. 10, 2012. He was also suspended for leaving a wastewater mixer on and contaminating the clean water basin.last_img

Free tests conducted for densitometry

first_imgMusheerabad: Ravi Helios Hospital, located near Indira Park, organised free bone marrow densitometry tests on Sunday. Musheerabad MLA Muta Gopal started the health camp by lighting a lamp. GHMC DMC Uma Prakash and AMHO Hemalatha were also present on the occasion.Speaking on the occasion, Muta Gopal advised people to avail the free medical camp to protect their health. He said that the diagnostic tests would help people know about their health. He congratulated Dr Vijay Bhaskar for organising the free medical camp. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The organiser of the camp, Dr Vijay Bhaskar said that tests would reveal problems in muscles and bones and patients can take preventive care through physical exercises and medicines. He said that lack of exposure to sunlight is causing vitamin D deficiency in most people and advised people to avail the test in order to know about potential problems. Among those who were present on the occasion were TRS leaders Muta Jaisimha, M Prabhakar and others.last_img

Puneeth Rajkumars Nata Sarvabhouma ready for TV premiere

first_imgPower Star Puneeth Rajkumar’s Nata Sarvabhouma.PR HandoutThis year’s Sandalwood blockbuster, the first biggest release of the year Nata Sarvabhouma, is all set for its TV premiere. Well, Puneeth Rajkumar-starrer will be telecast on May 26 at 7 pm on Zee Kannada and Zee Kannada HD. Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar has enacted the role of an investigative journalist. Expectedly, with his acting, fight on-screen, and dance skills, Puneeth once again has won the heart of the audience. The well-composed songs and the underlying comic element through the movie is a treat for the die-hard fans. Gagan Deekshith (Puneeth Rajkumar), a journalist, comes to Bengaluru from Kolkata in search of a missing person. Union minister Ghanshyam Yadav (P Ravi Shankar)’s plan to gain public sympathy goes haywire as soon as the Power Star lands in the Garden City. To avoid facing the wrath of the minister, the editor of the publication asks Gagan to do a special write up on him.Gagan’s meeting with the politician changes their equation for good, but the story takes a twist. How the story progresses thereafter should be enjoyed on-screen.The movie has Rachitha Ram and Anupama Parameshwaran playing the female leads and their presence is added attraction. Puneeth Rajkumar’s Dodmane Hudga was premiered on Zee Kannada and fetched a record 21 TBR ratings. Will Nata Sarvabhouma set new records again? Let’s wait and watch.last_img

Neda Barghashi IranianCanadian Stand up Comedian And Beauty Blogger Famous On Instagram

first_imgNeda Barghashi is an Iranian-Canadian internet personality, being the first ever Iranian beauty blogger who started producing beauty related/ makeup tips and tutorials in a video format in Persian/Farsi language in 2014. In 2016, she started making comedy videos on Instagram. She was struggling with anxiety and depression and had no friends to connect with, so she turned to Instagram to entertain herself and hopefully find friends and now she has over 1.1 million followers on her @nedayasee2 Instagram account.Her goal is to empower women, inspire them to be comfortable with their body and femininity, and promote self-love and independency. Also, her main goal is to entertain her followers and connect with them on a personal and deep level, make them laugh and escape their daily stress. She is hoping to be the voice of girls and women in Iran and is asking for their rights and freedom. Her idea is to be a woman that wanted to be free, to do comedy without any risk, and connect with feminist groups and advocate for women rights in Iran. She is also trying to challenge and push at the boundaries of Iranian strict and traditional culture, anti feminism behavior, and advocate for women rights especially in Iran with a comedy twist.As Neda Barghashi has studied midwifery in Iran and worked as a midwife, she is trying to transfer her knowledge to her followers and giving advice and tips about feminine hygiene, virginity, tips on teenage females’ health and hygiene, etc. Neda Barghashi had a traumatizing toxic relationship with her boyfriend and she always talked about her relationship and transferred her experience and gives relationship advice to her young followers through her Instagram posts, Instagram stories and Instagram live with a comedy touch.She Made a video on her street sexual abuse story in Iran and was well received and highly engaged from her followers and sparked a huge conversion regarding street sexual assault in Iran and made a lot of girls to come out with their sexual assault stories as well. In her several posts, she talked about gender and race discrimination in Iran where she got backlash and hate comments and that ended up with some Persian websites to write things about her that are completely untrue and are straight lies and try to create hate and negative image and perspective about her.When she goes live on Instagram, the minimum live views she gets are 20K and max is 50K. Her Instagram live is pretty popular and very interesting to her followers. In her Instagram live, she talks about her life stories, doing makeup tutorials, showing her outfit haul, makeup and grocery haul, talking about feminine hygiene, etc.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img

Ubisoft launches movie and TV studio to adapt its own games

first_imgUbisoft is apparently tired of the way major Hollywood studios treat video game properties. The company has launched Ubisoft Motion Pictures as a way to adapt its own games and franchises into feature films and television shows without the help of Hollywood or any major American studio, for that matter.Ubisoft is based in France, so the new Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be also. The new studio will work out of Paris, and the company has lined up former executives at EuropaCorp and Walt Disney Studios France to head the organization. With a team like that, Ubisoft will already have the connections and experience required to get movie or television properties out the door and onto screens around the globe.Some of the company’s top properties are Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, and people have been speculating about feature films based on both sets of IP for years. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time came to the big screen last year, and even though critics panned the film, it did respectably well at the box office, grossing over $335 million in sales. Even the fact that one of the original writers behind Prince of Persia was behind the movie script didn’t help the film turn into a blockbuster. Still, the money the film did generate managed to make it the most successful film adaptation of a video game in history.Ubisoft is likely interested in taking more of an active role in its own destiny. It’s possible that part of Ubisoft’s desire is to make sure that movie and TV adaptations of its games are truthful to the spirit and intent of the titles, but they also likely see the writing on the wall: movies based on video games are a rising industry, and there’s no reason to let someone else shoot the movie and they sit on the sidelines when Ubisoft could be in the director’s seat.Read more at Varietylast_img

On the precipice of financial disaster Nintendo may finally go mobile

first_imgNintendo, like it seems to do every other console generation, is back to doing poorly after becoming so accustomed to creating devices that printed money. Now, both its console and handheld devices aren’t living up to expectations, though the Nintendo 3DS isn’t holding onto the cliff with one remaining finger like its big brother the Wii U.One reason why the 3DS (and also the PS Vita) isn’t doing well isn’t because it’s a poorly made machine — after all, you can just shut off the janky 3D effect — it’s because mobile gaming has largely moved from dedicated machines to smartphones and tablets. Nintendo has long since avoided the mobile market, but now a new report from Japanese newspaper Nikkei claims that Nintendo will finally make the move to the mobile market sometime this year.Nintendo is a company built on stubbornness and its own disillusion. It ignores critics and fans alike, and goes ahead and does whatever it wants; sometimes that creates a hit, and sometimes that creates the Wii U. It’s mainly thought that Nintendo has avoided the likes of smartphones and tablets for so long because then the company would be directly competing with itself, putting its properties on devices that aren’t its own, giving people with smartphones even less of a reason to grab a 3DS. Well, facing potential financial ruin — having posting an annual loss of over a quarter of a billion dollars — Nintendo might actually be coming to its senses, but only just.According to the report, Nintendo won’t just put its own games on iOS and Android, but will instead use the mobile space to market its console games. However, aside from simply launching some kind of Nintendo video channel app that largely plays commercials for games, Nikkei reports that the company will also develop mini-games or mini-demos for the mobile platforms, showcasing the full console experiences users could enjoy if only they owned Nintendo hardware.Of course, if Nintendo wanted to make an immediate return to financial success, it could easily just make the PokéMMO that everyone has been wanting for years. However, Nintendo is still Nintendo, and baby steps are better than no steps at all.Nikkei reports that Nintendo will make this announcement Thursday at an investor briefing, so stay tuned.last_img

Experimental test verifies Heisenbergs measurement uncertainty principle

first_img 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. In the new experiment, two compatible observables, C and D, are jointly measured to approximate two incompatible observables, A and B. The approach can be represented on a sphere. Credit: Ma et al. ©2016 American Physical Society On the other hand, Heisenberg’s original proposal regarding error in the measurement process is not as well understood. In the new paper, a team of researchers led by Professor Jiangfeng Du at the University of Science and Technology of China has reported an experimental test of the measurement aspect of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle using nuclear-spin qubits.In his original proposal, Heisenberg predicted a tradeoff between error and disturbance. He suggested that when a gamma-ray microscope measures the position of an electron, the measurement inevitably disturbs the electron’s momentum. The smaller the measurement error, the larger the disturbance, and vice versa. This idea was described qualitatively but a complete quantitative description is still lacking today.In the new experiment, the researchers have verified a related tradeoff that builds on a recent proposal. In this tradeoff, measurement inaccuracies are quantified geometrically.”In recent years, the quantification of Heisenberg’s original idea has drawn lots of attention, and a number of experiments have been performed,” Du told Phys.org. “However, the physical validity of some parts of the theory is in dispute. A few years ago, Busch, Lahti, and Werner proposed an innovative approach which is more sensible and persuasive. Our work is based on Busch, Lahti, and Werner’s theory, and makes some improvement. We reformulated their theoretical framework and derived a new tradeoff relation which was verified by our experiment. In this sense, our work tests a fundamental aspect of quantum physics.”In order to verify the new tradeoff, the researchers had to approach the situation somewhat indirectly. According to the measurement uncertainty principle, incompatible observables, such as position and momentum, cannot be measured simultaneously. So instead, the researchers simultaneously measured two compatible observables that are designed to approximate two incompatible observables. Compatible observables can be measured simultaneously, and simulate the measurement device that introduces error and disturbance.As expected, the experimental results verify the tradeoff, showing that the worst-case inaccuracy is determined by the incompatibility of the observables. Overall, the work provides a deeper understanding of Heisenberg’s original idea about the uncertainty principle, and could also have practical applications.”In the future, we may consider the implications for the area of quantum information technology,” Du said. More information: Wenchao Ma et al. “Experimental Test of Heisenberg’s Measurement Uncertainty Relation Based on Statistical Distances.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.160405, Also at arXiv:1512.07407 [quant-ph] Citation: Experimental test verifies Heisenberg’s measurement uncertainty principle (2016, June 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-06-experimental-heisenberg-uncertainty-principle.html (Phys.org)—Werner Heisenberg originally proposed the uncertainty principle in 1927, but his original proposal was somewhat different than how it is interpreted today. As a recent paper in Physical Review Letters explains, Heisenberg’s original statement was about error and disturbance in a measurement process. Over the years, however, Heisenberg’s original proposal has been restated in terms of the uncertainties intrinsic to quantum states. This aspect of the uncertainty principle has been studied extensively with well-developed theories and verified experimentally.center_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters © 2016 Phys.org Discovery of uncertainty relations beyond the Heisenberg Explore furtherlast_img

Colins Blazin 5 Prediction Podcast NFL Week 10

first_img Advertisement It’s time for Colin’s Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast, and his weekly sit down with RJ Bell from Pregame.com to see where there’s agreement and disagreement from the Vegas wiseguys on his NFL Week 10 Blazin’ 5 picks.Colin broke even in the Blazin’ 5 last week (2-2-1), bringing him to 25-19-1 on the year. After a divisive election season, Colin is uniting America this weekend with a Green Party platform based on picking winners and stacking obscene amounts of paper.In Week 10, Colin likes the Bears and Dolphins getting points on the road. The Titans as a home dog against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The Steelers and Big Ben as home favorites to derail the 7-1 Cowboys juggernaut. And his pick of the week is Denver and their suffocating defense getting points in the Superdome against the Saints.So, what do the wiseguys say? Here are Colin’s Week 10 Blazin’ 5 plays:Bears (+1.5) at BucsDolphins (+3.5) at Chargers Packers at Titans (+2.5)Broncos (+1.5) at SaintsCowboys at Steelers (-2.5)The Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast is available every Saturday through the end of the football season.  Download and subscribe to it exclusively at TheHerdNow.com, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes. Don’t be a mark!last_img

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first_imgTechnology | November 03, 2014 CT Phantom More Accurately Mimics Torso The scanner’s perfomance improves with addition of an optional CT phantom Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont read more

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first_img DOVER, Del. – A Delaware judge refused Thursday to grant CBS Corp. a restraining order against its majority shareholder in a power struggle that could decide control of the company.Following a hearing Wednesday, Chancellor Andre Bouchard said he could find no court precedent to grant the relief CBS sought in trying to prevent National Amusements Inc. from trying to thwart a board vote scheduled for later Thursday on a dividend that would dilute National Amusement’s stock voting power from 80 per cent to 17 per cent, effectively giving CBS independence.CBS sought the restraining order in conjunction with a lawsuit filed Monday alleging that National Amusements, led by the daughter of media mogul Sumner Redstone, was breaching its fiduciary duties to CBS and other shareholders and trying to undermine the authority of its management and board of directors.NAI responded by rewriting the CBS company bylaws to require a “supermajority” to approve the dilutive dividend.The legal filings come as CBS, led by CEO and chairman Les Moonves, pushes back against pressure by National Amusements to merge with Viacom, which also is controlled by National Amusements.CBS and Viacom were once part of the same company, known as Viacom, but were split in 2005 into separate entities, both controlled by Sumner Redstone. Shari Redstone has been pushing to reunite the companies under one corporate umbrella, but a CBS special board committee concluded Sunday that the merger would not be in the company’s best interest.While denying the restraining order, Bouchard noted that CBS could still file a court challenge if NAI takes actions that are inconsistent with its fiduciary obligations to the company and to other shareholders.“Balancing the relevant considerations here implicates an apparent tension in our law between a controlling stockholder’s right to protect its control position and the right of independent directors — empowered … with broad authority to manage ‘the business and affairs’ of the corporation — to respond to a threat posed by a controller, including possible dilution of the controller,” Bouchard wrote.The judge concluded that NAI had the stronger legal position. He cited a previous Delaware court ruling that said a controlling shareholder has a right to take a pre-emptive first move to protect its control interest in the face of company’s plan to dilute that voting control.“Exercise of that right, of course, is subject to judicial review, which can afford full relief in this circumstance in my opinion to vindicate the interests of CBS and its stockholders, if appropriate,” Bouchard said.NAI issued a statement saying the ruling vindicates its right to protect its interests.“As we intend to demonstrate as the case proceeds, the actions of CBS and its special committee amount to a grievous breach of fiduciary duties and show no regard for the significant risk posed to CBS and its investors,” the statement read.CBS officials noted that Bouchard found that the allegations in its lawsuit were sufficient to state a plausible legal claim for breach of fiduciary duty against Redstone and NAI.“While we are disappointed that the judge did not grant a TRO, the ruling clearly recognizes that we may bring further legal action to challenge any actions by NAI that we consider to be unlawful, and we will do so,” the company said in a prepared statement.CBS also confirmed that Thursday’s board meeting would take place as scheduled. It remains unclear, however, whether any decision to dilute NAI’s voting power would stand.“By any reckoning, the dividend proposal is an extraordinary measure, presumably reflective of the depth of concern the independent members of the special committee have about Ms. Redstone’s intentions,” Bouchard noted in his ruling.The judge declined to opine on CBS’s contention, vigorously disputed by NAI, that the company’s certificate of incorporation authorizes the board to approve a stock dividend that would dilute NAI’s voting power.CBS shares fell more than 4 per cent to $51.62 in afternoon trading. by Randall Chase, The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2018 10:59 am PDT Last Updated May 17, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Judge denies CBS restraining order against major shareholderlast_img

Four new ambulance stations up and running

first_imgTHE four new ambulance stations that are up and running as of this week, will contribute to keeping response time at around ten minutes in urban areas and 20 in rural areas, the head of the health ministry’s ambulance service Riana Constantinou said on Friday.The ministry announced earlier in the week that four new ambulance stations are ready to serve the public. The stations are in Klirou in the Nicosia district, in the old Limassol hospital, in Oroklini in Larnaca, and in Peyia in Paphos.“In total, there are now 20 ambulances per shift – with their crews – available in stations and hospitals all over the island,” Constantinou told the Cyprus Mail. At the moment, most of the island’s areas are covered by the ambulance service, Constantinou said, but there are still some very remote areas with very few inhabitants where response time is higher than the average. This, however, is a phenomenon occurring in all countries, she said, as ambulances are stationed according to the population of each area.Cyprus is currently in line with international standards as regards response time which is ten minutes in urban areas and 20 for rural areas.Constantinou said that Cyprus was following the Swedish model, which means that each ambulance is manned by two crew members – a university-level educated nurse with additional two-year training in emergency care, and a driver or rescuer who is also highly trained in managing urgent cases.The creation of the four new ambulance stations had been a long-standing request of the ministry.Minister Giorgos Pamboridis had said in his message earlier in the week during the announcement of the operation of the new ambulance stations that to reduce deaths caused from road accidents, the improvement of pre-hospital care patients receive was very important.  You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img