Faiza is one of the first emerging artists announced for The Launch

first_imgAdvertisement CTV has announced their first group of emerging artists that will appear on The Launch, a brand new original music series premiering next year. These artists are the first 10 of 30 who will appear on the show and learn from music industry heavyweights like Fergie, Ryan Tedder, Shania Twain and superstar record executive Scott Borchetta. (Yeah, he’s the guy who discovered Taylor Swift.)Faiza is one of those emerging artists. She’s a Toronto-based R&B singer who has aspired to be a musician from a very young age.READ MORE Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Investigators look for answers in babys death on Alberta First Nation

first_imgThe Canadian PressRCMP were still looking Thursday into why a baby girl died and 14 others were taken to hospital from a crowded home on an Alberta First Nation, which had recently been hit hard with the flu.Police and paramedics were called a day earlier to check on a child in medical distress on the Wesley First Nation, one of three reserves that make up the Stoney Nakoda First Nation near Morley, about 60 kilometres west of Calgary.The four-month-old was declared dead at the scene and the others in the house were found suffering from influenza-like symptoms.Ten children and four young adults were taken to hospital with respiratory issues. By Thursday afternoon, two of the adults had been released. A two-year-old girl was in serious but stable condition.“It’s certainly something that hits you right in the heart,” said Rob Lahache, CEO of the Wesley First Nation.He said the family is “obviously in shock and in grief” and that many in the tight-knit community are feeling for them.The 15 who fell ill had all been living in the modest home, he added, which would have contributed to the spread of germs. Many people on the reserve have been knocked down with the flu and children were home from school this week for spring break, he said.“It could be a very strong possibility that it’s the flu or a virus of some sort because there’s a lot of it going around,” Lahache said. “But at this point, officially we don’t know.”RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters said tests were being done to confirm the illness and an autopsy on the baby was scheduled Friday.“It will be a matter of trying to figure out what has gone on here,” Peters said. “It’s going to be slow.”Those taken to hospital were not quarantined and it doesn’t appear residents from nearby homes are at risk, Peters added.Lahache said the First Nation will allow all appropriate agencies to follow policy and conduct their own investigations after the RCMP is done.One will be handled by Health Canada, which reached out almost immediately after the child’s death was reported, he said.“They wanted to know if it would be OK if they could get in and conduct an investigation,” said Lahache. “They were told absolutely.”Peters says it’s not unusual for people to fall ill, but having 15 in the same house is.“I understand why people are wondering,” he said. “So are we and we’ve got to figure it out.”Officials said federal Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde had spoken with the reserve’s Chief Ernest Wesley.Philpott has offered support to the community and is monitoring the situation, said a spokesman.Premier Rachel Notley said provincial officials are also keeping an eye on developments.“My heart breaks for the tragic loss of the young child,” she said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the family, the community and the front-line workers.”last_img read more

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Afghanistan Annan lauds voters enthusiastic participation in legislative polls

“Today’s achievement shows once again the clear determination of the Afghan people to pursue the peaceful and democratic development of their nation,” he said in statement issued by his spokesman. The elections for the National Assembly and Provincial Councils, following last year’s presidential poll, mark the formal completion of the Bonn accord, the international conference in Germany in 2001 that set up the country’s transitional phase after the ouster of the Taliban regime. read more

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Exclusive Moped gang members reveal how they were addicted to crime and

Two former moped gang members who targeted people in London have revealed how their crimes became a “habit” as they craved the high from “the thrill of the hunt and the thrill of the chase”. Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan police… Moped robbers are becoming “addicted” to the adrenaline rush of mugging people as they make up to £2,000 a day, The Telegraph can reveal. The pair said teenagers idolise the stars of drill music who promote a “get rich quick” and violent lifestyle. The men, who used stolen mopeds for crime sprees from the age of just 12 or 13, also blamed so-called “drill” music, a hip hop sub-genre which glamorises gang crime and materialism, for fuelling the surge in such robberies. read more

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European zoos the latest target for poachers seeking rhino horn

first_imgEuropean zoos the latest target for poachers seeking rhino horn Vince the rhino was brutally killed by poachers earlier this week. Image: Andrew Milligan Image: Andrew Milligan Share Tweet Email THIS WEEK’S BRUTAL killing of a rhino in its enclosure at a French zoo points to a new European frontier for greedy poachers that must be closed as a matter of urgency, environmentalists and officials say.With skyrocketing Asian demand for rhinoceros horn to use in “medicine” or as a display of wealth, Europe’s museums, auction houses, antique dealers and taxidermist shops have long been targets as traditional sources dry up.In many museum exhibits, stuffed rhinos already sport fake horns to discourage thieves.But in 2011, police agency Europol warned that zoos too, could fall prey.Monday’s killing of Vince the white rhino marked the first time a European zoo had been breached in this way.Why rhino horn?Despite a dearth of scientific evidence that it has any curative powers, rhino horn commands astronomical prices of about €57,000 per kilo – more than gold or cocaine.The highest price ever recorded by French conservation NGO Robin des Bois (Robin Hood) was €100,000 for a kilo of powdered horn in a private sale in China.One horn can weigh four kilos – comprised exclusively of keratin, the same substance in human hair and fingernails.Demand for the commodity is soaring in Vietnam and China, where it is thought to cure anything from hangovers to cancer.Why a zoo, and why in Europe?Wild rhino numbers are plummeting. About 1,400 are killed every year, out of an estimated population of 25,000 – mainly in South Africa but also in Asia and India.In the last eight years alone, roughly a quarter of the world population has been massacred in South Africa, home to 80% of surviving rhinos.Today, it may be easier to poach in a European zoo than an African game park, where just about every rhino has its own guard.There are about 160 rhinos in European zoos – a potential goldmine for horn smugglers.What can zoos do to protect live animals?According to Europol, zoos and other public places with rhino horns on display or in storage, must remain on alert for “possible ‘visits’ from persons likely to defraud or attack them to obtain specimens.”The NGO Robin des Bois recommends ramping up zoo patrols and giving guards the right to fire warning shots.It also wants to boost customs procedures and surveillance of postal services to stop the horns, whose sale is illegal everywhere, from ever reaching the Asian market.Education is also needed to convince possible consumers that rhino horn does not have any of the healing powers it is credited with.Another worrying development is a rise in the theft of live animals from European zoos in the last 15 years – anything from monkeys and flamingos and penguins, according to Robin des Bois spokeswoman Charlotte Nithart.“If this first blow (for zoo rhinos) is not followed with rigorous security measures, it is certain to be repeated in another zoo in France or in Europe,” she told AFP.© – AFP 2017Read: Vince the white rhino shot by poachers at French zoo and mutilated with chainsawRead: Humans are hunting 300 mammal species to the brink of extinction for meat, says new global report 32 Comments Short URL By AFP Mar 11th 2017, 12:00 PM Saturday 11 Mar 2017, 12:00 PM http://jrnl.ie/3280357 10,957 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Duterte shuts down Philippines lottery operations

first_img Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul RelatedPosts China gives Philippines iGaming reprieve but POGOs not safe yet Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gambling Load More “The ground is massive corruption,” Duterte said in a video message posted on Facebook.“I will not honor any order from any court stopping us or enjoining us to stop our desire to go into a massive investigation for the massive corruption that is existing in the PCSO.“It’s all cheating and the contracts were like crafted in favor of corruption and to favor other corporations and people. I will not allow it.”Duterte didn’t provide any further detail on the alleged corruption, but spokesman Salvador Panelo told media over the weekend that around 60% of PCSO’s revenues have been lost due to corruption.“All players, all participants of the gaming corporations are involved, including even the court who issues injunctions in favor of these operations,” Panelo told CNN Philippines. “The President will reveal the modus operandi of those people involved in due time.”The PCSO has seen its revenues rise significantly over the past two years, including a 34% increase to Php52.98 billion in 2017 and another 20% to Php63.56 billion in 2018. Under Philippines law, 30% of PCSO revenues must go to various health care and charity organizations each year, however there have been various accusations in recent times that funds have not always been used for their designated purpose. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has shut down the government-owned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and all lotteries it operates due to alleged widespread corruption within its ranks.Duterte ordered the police and military to shut down the PCSO as well as its many outlets nation-wide on Friday, adding that he would not abide by any potential court orders to resume operations.last_img read more

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Investigators targeting Sihanoukville as new capital for laundering Southeast Asian drug money

first_img Load More The litany of new casinos popping up in Sihanoukville are in the crosshairs of anti-narcotic investigators amid allegations they are being used to launder millions of dollars linked to Southeast Asia’s booming methamphetamine trade.Nikkei Asian Review is reporting that criminal networks have been taking advantage of Cambodia’s “porous” borders and use of US dollars to transport large sums of cash which is then cleaned using operations such as Sihanoukville’s expanding casino presence. 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage Sihanoukville authorities threaten legal action against 10 building owners over demolition orders RelatedPosts Constance Hsu appointed Group COO of Sihanoukville’s Jin Bei Group “The casinos in Sihanoukville are now worth looking into, as you have currency exchanges in all of them, and there are currency wire services just next to the gambling tables,” Nikkei quoted one international investigator as saying. “All the punters are Chinese and they gamble with thick stacks of 100 dollar bills.”According to another source described as a Western diplomat, “Suitcases full of cash are brought across the Thai-Cambodian and Vietnam-Cambodian borders regularly, and exchanging them for dollars does not raise eyebrows. The unregulated casinos are ideal venues to launder this cash.”Nikkei notes that international AML watchdog, The Financial Action Task Force, placed Cambodia on its gray list earlier this year due to concerns over the incredible explosion in new casino developments across the country, and particularly in Sihanoukville.The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has estimated that almost 150 of the 234 casinos across Southeast Asia are based in Cambodia, while IAG reported earlier this year that 13 new casino licenses had been issued by Cambodia’s Ministry of Finance in the first four months of 2019 alone, lifting the number of licenses nation-wide to a new high of 163. More than half of those, 91, are located in Sihanoukville.“Methamphetamine trafficking is the most lucrative business for transnational organized crime groups in the region,” the UNODC said recently. “The illicit proceeds are laundered through various channels, in particular the growing network of casinos in the region.”last_img read more

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5 displaced after Miami Gardens house fire

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A fire forced a family of five out of their Miami Gardens home.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the blaze at a house near Northwest 190th Terrace and 19th Avenue, at around 4 p.m., Friday.Photographs taken by crews captured smoke pouring out of the roof while firefighters surrounded the property.Officials said the fire ignited in a shed attached to the rear of the house and then spread to a small area of the home, causing significant smoke damage.Crews pulled a hose line and were able to put out the flames.Investigators believe the blaze may have started after the homeowner forgot to turn off a grill.All five people inside the house got out safely. The Red Cross will be providing temporary assistance to the family.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Bethel family clinic breaks ground for new facility

first_imgThe Bethel Family Clinic recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of their new building. Board and staff members said that replacing the aging red building has been a long time in coming.Listen nowBethel Family Clinic board members break ground at the construction site in Bethel.(Photo courtesy of Jehona Kadriu)The Bethel Family Clinic board members gathered at the clinic on Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new building. Executive Director LaTesia Guinn said this only recently became possible.“This has been at least 10 years in the works,” Guinn said. “It’s been on our board’s strategic plan for many, many, years. Funding opportunities have just not come through until just recently. The current facility we’re in is 30 plus years old, so it’s definitely in need of expanding.”Federal funding for the new facility was approved this May. The rest of the capital came from fundraisers.The current building, which resembles either a silo or a red water tank, has six exam rooms, one behavioral health office, and employee offices on the first floor. The second floor is mainly used for administrative purposes, and the third floor is an apartment for a healthcare provider. Guinn said the building was originally built as a bed and breakfast by brothers Steven and Dwayne Constantino.“The building was built by the Constantino brothers back in the 1980’s, I believe,” Guinn said. “It’s actually two Quonset huts: one on end, and one straight across. And the woodwork inside of it is holding up beautifully. They did a beautiful job building it. And it’s held up very, very, well [with] very little breakage.”The new building will sit right next to the current building on the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Main Street in Bethel. Operations Director Kyle McGrath said that the new building will help expand and add to the services they offer to their patients.“The new building will be nine exam rooms, which will mainly be our medical staffing there, or medical services,” McGrath said. “The current facility we are in, we are planning on turning that into more behavioral health as well as dental.”Kyle said the new facility is expected to be completed and put to use by July 2018 at the earliest, or mid 2019 at the latest.The Bethel Family Clinic is a federally qualified health center. It was established in 1981 and serves the medical and behavioral health needs of the Yukon-Kuskokwim area.last_img read more

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Bright lights small systems Molecular differentiation using freeelectron lasers

first_img Citation: Bright lights, small systems: Molecular differentiation using free-electron lasers (2011, October 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-10-bright-small-molecular-differentiation-free-electron.html Explore further How not to blow up a molecule More information: Double-core-hole spectroscopy for chemical analysis with an intense X-ray femtosecond laser, Published online before print October 3, 2011, PNAS October 11, 2011 vol. 108 no. 41 16912-16915, doi:10.1073/pnas.1111380108 Lead author Nora Berrah, working with her Western Michigan University research teams, as well as with those at Tohoku University, University of Turku, Stockholm University, Uppsala University, Sincrotrone Trieste, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Hiroshima University, and Institute for Molecular Science, faced several challenges in conducting the investigation. In performing direct observation of double-core holes, Berrah cites double-core-hole ionization as a powerful and useful process which can be achieved effectively with multi-photon ionization using a free-electron laser. “The challenge for us was to isolate the multi-photon effect of interest, the two-sites double core hole (tsDCH), from other multi-photon effects or from the many single photon effects, because the instrument and technique we used detected and displayed all electrons coming from any ionization and decay process.” Moreover, Berrah adds, “The main challenge to observing direct double-core holes in a molecule is to have enough photons in the FEL pulse to displace the two innermost electrons from each of the atoms that form the molecule. This effect needs to be achieved very fast – within a few femtoseconds (fs), or quadrillionths of a second – and certainly before the holes have a chance to refill via the Auger process, with the outer electrons of the atoms that form the molecule.” The ultra-short pulse duration is what allowed them to bypass the Auger effect. Berrah notes that it was rather straightforward to compare their measurements with theoretical modeling. “Plotting our experimental data against the theory demonstrates clearly the agreement,” she notes, “which is very good concerning the structures we observed. However, there are discrepancies regarding the intensity of the structures, which may be due to effects not included in the calculations. That being said, the calculations guided us very well.”The key innovation the team developed to address these challenges, says Berrah, was demonstrating that two-sites double core holes can be measured to fingerprint molecules that are similar enough. ”Other spectroscopic techniques can’t resolve the spectral lines from similar molecules using single-core-hole ionization. We believe that this is a rebirth of electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis, or ESCA, which earned Kai Siegbahn a Nobel Prize.” Schematic illustration of (A) the electronic structure of the CO molecule, (B) the SCH ionization at the C K-edge (SCH_C) and the SCH ionization at the O K-edge (SCH_O), and (C) the ssDCH ionization at the C K-edge (ssDCH_C), the ssDCH ionization of the O K-edge (ssDCH_O) and the tsDCH ionization. Copyright ©PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1111380108center_img Other innovations are also possible. “The current experimental design, known as simple time-of-flight detection,” says Berrah, “has in fact already been improved by our group and used in recent experiments carried out this summer and fall at the LCLS X-FEL with an electron magnetic bottle (built at Uppsala University) which improves significantly the detection efficiency of the process. Furthermore, this new technique allows what we call covariance mapping which is similar to measuring coincidence events among many different electrons. This technique allows us to delineate every physical process cleanly and will allow us to spot new physical processes not known to us.”Furthermore, the group’s findings have implications for future X-ray control of physical inner-shell processes. “One could achieve X-ray control in the future by deciding and choosing certain electronic decay patterns that are desirable by selecting specific ionization stage,” Berrah explains. “Right now, when we ionize matter, all electrons are emitted if the frequency and intensity are sufficient. However, with FELs, if we decided for example to only make hollow matter, then choosing very short pulse duration – that is, shorter than the Auger decay of the atoms of interest in the molecule – and very intense pulses, would allow us to ionize only the two-K shell, or innermost shell, electrons.” This hollow matter has benefits, in addition to demonstrating the existence of new exotic matter. Hollow matter is transparent to X-rays since after the ionization of the two innermost electrons, the pulse is over and no ionization is possible. This effect can be used in scattering of biological matter, which allows taking a snapshot of proteins or viruses whose structure is unknown (and can’t be obtained using synchrotrons because they can’t crystallize) without distorting or destroying them before their image is obtained. Moving forward, Berrah states that they need to analyze the data taken with the new electron magnetic bottle to know what new physical or chemical processes could be determined with their new methodology. In addition, Berrah concludes, a United States (Western Michigan University- Linac Coherent Light Source, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) / German (Max Planck Society) collaboration is building sophisticated instrumentation to use fully the X-FEL. “One of the instruments will allow us to conduct X-ray pump-X-ray probe experiments on matter to understand how bonds are broken and how they are formed in real time. These time-resolved experiments with either optical lasers or the X-FEL are the next most powerful means to understand, in real time, how matter responds to X-ray radiation.” Copyright 2011 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. (PhysOrg.com) — Double-core-hole (DCH) states – in which two electrons are ejected from their positions, creating vacancies – occurring at different atomic sites are very sensitive to the chemical environment of the two holes. While differentiating between similar chemical systems using double-core-hole spectroscopy has historically been examined only theoretically, and so far there is no published work on two-site DCH states using conventional X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy based on single-photon ionization. However, a study led by Western Michigan University researchers has recently reported direct observation of double-core holes with single vacancies on two different sites produced using short, intense X-ray pulses from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) free-electron laser (FEL). Their results compare favorably with theoretical modeling, which the scientists say proves the feasibility of their approach. This document is subject to copyright. 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Researchers demonstrate constraints on symmetries from holography

first_img “Historically, the concept of symmetry has played important roles in physics, both in identifying and formulating fundamental laws of nature, and in using these laws to understand and predict natural phenomena such as dynamics and phases of matters,” Hirosi Ooguri, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told Phys.org. “However, there has been theoretical evidence to suggest that, once we combine gravity and quantum mechanics (the two fundamental ideas in modern physics), all global symmetries are gone.”In physics, symmetries can be of two kinds: gauge and global. For several decades, researchers have proposed the idea that global symmetries should not be possible in quantum gravity, as the unified theory of gravity and quantum mechanics would not allow for any symmetry. This is a profound claim with important consequences. For instance, it predicts that a proton would not be stable against decaying into other particles. “The standard model of particle physics has both kinds of symmetries, so we are predicting that the global ones must only be approximate,” Daniel Harlow, the other researcher involved in the study, told Phys.org. “So far, this idea has had some circumstantial support, but there was no convincing argument. In our paper, we gave what we think is a rather convincing argument in the special case of the AdS/CFT correspondence. This correspondence gives our best-understood theories of quantum gravity, and we were able to show that it does not allow global symmetries.”Prior to Ooguri and Harlow’s paper, other researchers made arguments supporting the claim that quantum gravity (the unification of quantum mechanics and gravity) cannot have any symmetry. Nonetheless, these arguments often presented logical gaps or loopholes, for instance failing to address some important cases (e.g. discrete symmetry). “Our new paper provides a rigorous proof of this claim in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence, where quantum gravity is defined in a mathematically precise way, and we have done so in the most general way, excluding all possible global symmetries from quantum gravity,” Ooguri said. Journal information: Physical Review Letters Explore further More information: Daniel Harlow et al. Constraints on Symmetries from Holography, Physical Review Letters (2019). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.191601Daniel Harlow, Hirosi Ooguri. Symmetries in quantum field theory and quantum gravity. arXiv:1810.05338 [hep-th]. arxiv.org/abs/1810.05338G. ‘t Hooft. Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity. arXiv:gr-qc/9310026. arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9310026L. Susskind. The world as a hologram. arXiv:hep-th/9409089. arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9409089Juan M. Maldacena. The large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity. arXiv:hep-th/9711200. arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9711200 How spacetime is built by quantum entanglement A pair of researchers, one at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and another at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of Tokyo, have recently investigated a set of old conjectures about symmetries in quantum gravity. The specific conjectures of focus: (1) Quantum gravity does not allow for global symmetries; (2) For gauge symmetry, all possible charges must be realized; (3) Internal gauge groups must be compact. Their paper, published in Physical Review Letters, shows that these old assumptions hold within the anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS-CFT) correspondence. The proof presented by Ooguri and Harlow is based on two important ideas: the holographic principle of quantum gravity and quantum error correcting codes. The holographic principle was first introduced by Gerard ‘t Hooft and Leonard Susskind in the early ’90s, yet it has since been widely built upon. One of its most crucial developments was the discovery of the AdS/CFT correspondence by Juan Maldacena in 1997. Ooguri and Harlow wished to prove a mathematical theorem on quantum gravity, so they required a precise definition of the holographic principle. They decided to adopt the AdS/CFT correspondence, as this was the only way they felt they could achieve their goal. “Our basic tools are quantum error correction, the AdS/CFT correspondence, and quantum field theory,” Harlow said. “Probably the most important point to convey here is that although AdS/CFT is a beautiful theory of quantum gravity, it is not the theory of quantum gravity in our world. It is a toy model of the type that physicists like to study (such as the famous spherical cow). We believe, however, that lessons we learn in this toy model should carry over to our world provided that we are careful.”A few years ago, a different research group that also included Harlow showed that holography works in quantum gravity in a similar way to how quantum error correction works in quantum computing. In the AdS/CFT correspondence, spacetime geometry in the anti-de Sitter Space emerges from quantum entanglement in the conformal field theory. Harlow and his colleagues showed that the emergent geometric data is, in fact, quantum error correcting codes, from a CFT standpoint. The insight from this previous research was essential to prove the theorem in the researchers’ recent study. In their new study, Ooguri and Harlow found that the way quantum error correction works is not compatible with any symmetry. Thus, once quantum mechanics and gravity are merged, no symmetry is exact. “It has generally been believed that symmetry is a fundamental concept in nature,” Ooguri said. “Many physicists believe that there must be a beautiful set of laws in nature, and that one way to quantify beauty is by symmetry. Some of the symmetry may be hidden in our world (or ‘spontaneously broken,” in physics terms), but they may manifest themselves if we look at nature at a more fundamental level. We showed that the belief expressed in the above is wrong. The laws of nature at the most fundamental level, where quantum mechanics and gravity is unified, have no global symmetry.”The study carried out by Ooguri and Harlow brings key insight to the physics field, ruling out the possibility of global symmetries in a wide class of quantum gravity theories. Their findings have implications for numerous areas of study, for instance predicting the instability of protons. “Our findings predict that the proton should not be stable,” Harlow said. “It isn’t obvious, but it also predicts the existence of magnetic monopoles: isolated objects which carry magnetic charge. So far, we have never seen such an object, but people are still searching for them. Unfortunately, our results are not strong enough to say how many monopoles should exist, where they should be, or how long we have to wait to see a proton decay.”In their future work, Harlow and Ooguri would like to quantify how symmetry is broken. So far, they have merely proved that quantum gravity cannot have any symmetry without clarifying how it is taken apart. For instance, their findings suggest that the proton should decay, yet they do not clarify how it decays or how long it can live for before it does. These are very important questions, which the researchers hope to address in their future research. “The Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at the University of Tokyo, of which I am the director, is involved in the Hyper-Kamiokande project to be built in the Kamioka zinc mine in the central mountain area in Japan,” Ooguri added. “One of the aims of the project is to see whether the proton decays and to do this experimenters will build a large water tank in the mine. According to our theorem, the protons should decay. But, we cannot tell experimenters how big the water tanks should be for them to be able to see the protons decay within a reasonable period of time. This is one example of why quantifying how symmetry is broken would be crucial. Daniel and I have some idea on how to quantify the way symmetry is broken and we are now continuing our investigation in this direction.” The figure shows the essence of the researchers’ argument against global symmetries. They assume that a global symmetry exists and also that the object in the center of the diagram is charged under the symmetry, and then show that this would require the object to be in the shaded grey regions, which it isn’t; this is proof by contradiction! Credit: Harlow & Ooguri. © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Researchers demonstrate constraints on symmetries from holography (2019, May 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-constraints-symmetries-holography.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Venezuela loses another airline as Colombias Avianca halts flights

first_imgVenezuela loses another airline as Colombia’s Avianca halts flights << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, July 27, 2017 Source: The Associated Press BOGOTA — Colombia’s flagship airline is suspending all flights to neighbouring Venezuela, citing security concerns.Avianca announced Wednesday it is halting service to the struggling South American nation because of changes needed to improve airport infrastructure and ensure international standards are met.The airline operates two direct flights to Venezuela: One from Bogota, Colombia, and the other from Lima, Peru.Avianca Executive President Hernan Rincon said he laments the decision “but our obligation is to guarantee the safety of the operation.”A growing list of air carriers has suspended service to Venezuela as the country sinks further into economic and political chaos.June saw the last United Airlines departure out of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. Share Tags: Avianca, Venezuelalast_img read more

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New movement pairs seasoned artists with upandcomers

first_imgRelated posts:‘Asexual’ unveils darker aspects of female sexuality Art City Tour offers free admission to city’s museums Dinosaurs, The Elephants, and other happenings around Costa Rica Group show ‘Valoarte‘ surprises and impresses at Avenida Escazú The art gallery Artflow has officially inaugurated its first edition of an innovative new creative project: theSomos Dos series of exhibits, which pair the work of one emerging and one renowned artist. Julián Gallese, as the emerging artist, and Guillermo Conte, as the consolidated artist, are in this spotlight in this initial exhibit, on display now.The Tico Times sat down with the project’s organizer, Costa Rican artist Karen Clachar, to discuss the initiative.“The idea has been quite interesting, because the maturity of the more experienced artist has merged with the young, emerging artist’s different and fresh energy,” Clachar explained.A total of 20 pieces are on display, using media including paint, animation, videos and mixed media on paper. The current exhibit is called Tándem, a reference to the process both artist went through to prepare and coordinate their work: peadling together, as on a tandem bicycle, to attain a unique artistic outcome.“The theme uniting these artists’ work is the development of a way of writing. They have each developed their own style. This project is not about exposing artists whose work is the same; it’s about having equity within them. It’s about the artists working together and a ‘confrontation’ between their art pieces,” Clachar added. Visitors to Artflow gallery in Avenida Escazú enjoyed the exhibit’s inauguration on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesConte, an Argentine artist, has been recognized both nationally and internationally over the past 25 years. His work is characterized by being very abstract with the use of strong brush strokes along with a very distinct typography. He chose to collaborate with Gallese, his nephew, for this exhibit because of his excellent work.“There was no main theme,” Conte told The Tico Times. “It was all about painting, creating an art piece and choosing an emerging artist. I really like Julián’s artistic freedom and drawings.”Gallese’s style is mostly defined by cartoonish drawings made with permanent marker, featuring solid, defined lines. He also works with digital animation and recently participated in a festival in Slovakia, with upcoming festivals in Canada and Romania.“This artwork was an experiment and we think it turned out great! I would draw, project my drawings and Conte would then transfer them onto the canvas. It was as if we were having a dialogue! It all came out naturally,” Gallese commented, referring to collaborative pieces such as Cabeza de Paloma, inspired by the musical group of mutual friends.Gallese draws his inspiration from a wide range of artists: “I like [Hieronymus] Bosch, Salvador Dalí and an English artist called David Shrigley. I also love The Muppets and Sesame Street!” Gallese said joyfully.  Conte and Gallese’s artwork will be on display for a month at the Artflow gallery in Avenida Escazú; for upcoming exhibits in the “Somos Dos” series, visit Clachar’s studio’s Facebook page. Everyone is invited to form part of this new and creative project that opens a space for emerging and consolidated artists alike. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Seychelles Tourism Board conducts the Seychelles Islands Webinar

first_imgSeychelles Tourism Board along with TravelGyaan conducted a destination training webinar for tour operators across India recently to enhance understanding of the destination in the India market. This one hour of live training session provided operators with detailed information on the Seychelles islands, unique activities, must-visit locations along with the various categories of hotels and transport options available between islands.Lubaina Sheerazi, COO, Blue Square Consultants, Seychelles Tourist Office commented, “Webinar has been an effective marketing tool to reach out to the wider audience in one go; particularly for B2B activities with the approach and format reinventing and changing in many ways over the years. We conducted our first webinar in 2017 and received an incredible response post the training session from the travel industry. This year the webinar is much more focussed and covered Seychelles in depth. This webinar is a must-attend for prospective operators to take a deep dive into understanding the nuances of Seychelles in order to promote the destination better.”This activity allowed the Seychelles Tourism Board to distribute information to smaller cities of India that have the clientele and give them the right reasons to choose Seychelles over competing destinations. The webinar was attended upon registration by an online audience for one hour which was recorded as well to make it available on the training website for the next three months. It also included a segment that answered questions sent by the live audience during the presentation.last_img read more

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Wingspan Portfolio Advisors Appoints 30Year Veteran as COO

first_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing “”Wingspan Portfolio Advisors””:http://www.wingspanportfolioadvisors.com/, a diversified mortgage services company headquartered in Texas, named longtime industry expert Arleen Scavone to the newly created post of COO.[IMAGE]With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services arena, Scavone is well-versed in operational management, technology, and business development for large organizations. Prior to taking her new position, she [COLUMN_BREAK]was founder and president of OpExNow, a process improvement and management consultancy focused on serving major lenders and servicers. (She will remain working in that position as well, according to Wingspan.)Before founding OpExNow in 2009, Scavone worked in senior management positions for a number of institutions, including a 10-year stint at Washington Mutual, where she served as SVP and national operations manager before taking the role of SVP and national sales manager.””At about 2,000 team members, Wingspan is a midsize organization by Arleen’s experience, but we are growing very rapidly,”” said Steven Horne, president and CEO of Wingspan. “”Arleen will be a great addition as we continue to diversify and expand, both geographically and with new business lines.””””I was very familiar with Wingspan Portfolio Advisors since they were a client of mine, and have watched them grow for years to become an innovative leader in multiple sectors of the mortgage business,”” Scavone remarked. “”Though a lifelong Californian, I look forward to working in Dallas to help the company with its exciting plans for the future.”” New,Wingspan Portfolio Advisors Appoints 30-Year Veteran as COOcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers Wingspan 2014-01-10 Tory Barringer January 10, 2014 490 Views last_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Every week we will catch up with one Arizona Cardinals player and give our listeners the opportunity to submit questions to be answered on video. Submitting a question is easy: head on over to @AZSports on Twitter and tweet as many questions as you can think of. The best ones will make the cut!This week features Arizona Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams (@kerwinning_). This is Four Downs. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Related New flights to Turkey and Greece to be lau

first_img RelatedNew flights to Turkey and Greece to be launched by easyJetNew flights to Turkey and Greece to be launched by easyJetNew flights to Turkey to be launched by MonarchNew flights to Turkey to be launched by MonarchPegasus to launch new flights to Istanbul and BodrumPegasus Airlines will launch new flights to Istanbul and Bodrum from Stansted Cheap flights carrier Pegasus Airlines will launch new flights to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman this summer.The airline will begin flights to the popular holiday destinations from Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester and Birmingham airports after experiencing increased demand from passengers.This is because Turkey is outside of the eurozone, meaning that sunshine holidays in the eastern Mediterranean country are often cheaper than those in France, Spain, Italy and Greece.Bodrum is seen as the gateway to the Aegean coastline, while Dalaman and Antalya offer easy access to the Turkish Riviera, another popular spot with UK holidaymakers.During the summer months, Pegasus will operate flights to Dalaman each weekday from Gatwick and Manchester and every Sunday from Gatwick.Direct flights to Antalya will take off from Birmingham and Manchester every Sunday, while weekly flights to Bodrum will take off from Stansted every Sunday.Last October, the carrier began co-operating with Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, which will see the two companies’ websites linked.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Direct Flights from Glasgow

first_img RelatedFlights to Shannon launched by Aer Lingus Regional from GlasgowAer Lingus Regional commenced flights to Shannon from Glasgow AirportAsh cloud affecting Scottish flights todayFlights to the Hebrides from Glasgow have been disrupted today (May 7th) following advice from the Civil Aviation Authority.Flyglobespan launches second Egypt routeScottish budget airline Flyglobespan has started selling tickets for its new winter routes. From Glasgow you can fly direct to 63 different destinations. Plan your next connection-free trip to one of the great destinations below. Glasgow to AlicanteSearch Now >Glasgow to AmsterdamSearch Now >Glasgow to AntalyaSearch Now >Glasgow to BarcelonaSearch Now >Glasgow to BarraSearch Now >Glasgow to BelfastSearch Now >Glasgow to BenbeculaSearch Now >Glasgow to BerlinSearch Now >Glasgow to BirminghamSearch Now >Glasgow to BridgetownSearch Now >Glasgow to BristolSearch Now >Glasgow to BucharestSearch Now >Glasgow to BudapestSearch Now >Glasgow to CampbeltownSearch Now >Glasgow to CancunSearch Now >Glasgow to CardiffSearch Now >Glasgow to CorkSearch Now >Glasgow to DerrySearch Now >Glasgow to DonegalSearch Now >Glasgow to DubaiSearch Now >Glasgow to DublinSearch Now >Glasgow to DusseldorfSearch Now >Glasgow to EnfidhaSearch Now >Glasgow to ExeterSearch Now >Glasgow to FaroSearch Now >Glasgow to FrankfurtSearch Now >Glasgow to FuerteventuraSearch Now >Glasgow to Gran CanariaSearch Now >Glasgow to HurghadaSearch Now >Glasgow to IslaySearch Now >Glasgow to JerseySearch Now >Glasgow to KittiläSearch Now >Glasgow to KrakowSearch Now >Glasgow to LanzaroteSearch Now >Glasgow to LarnacaSearch Now >Glasgow to Las VegasSearch Now >Glasgow to LeipzigSearch Now >Glasgow to LondonSearch Now >Glasgow to LuqaSearch Now >Glasgow to MadeiraSearch Now >Glasgow to MalagaSearch Now >Glasgow to ManchesterSearch Now >Glasgow to MunichSearch Now >Glasgow to New YorkSearch Now >Glasgow to NottinghamSearch Now >Glasgow to OrkneySearch Now >Glasgow to Orlando FloridaSearch Now >Glasgow to PalmaSearch Now >Glasgow to PaphosSearch Now >Glasgow to ParisSearch Now >Glasgow to PragueSearch Now >Glasgow to ReykjavikSearch Now >Glasgow to RomeSearch Now >Glasgow to RovaniemiSearch Now >Glasgow to RzeszowSearch Now >Glasgow to SouthamptonSearch Now >Glasgow to StornowaySearch Now >Glasgow to SumburghSearch Now >Glasgow to TenerifeSearch Now >Glasgow to TireeSearch Now >Glasgow to TorontoSearch Now >Glasgow to VeniceSearch Now >Glasgow to WroclawSearch Now >center_img Fly to 63 destinations direct from Glasgowlast_img read more

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Coop CEO calls for society to grasp cost of strategic default

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesThe Cyprus Cooperative Bank’s chief executive Nicholas Hadjiyiannis said on Monday it is time for Cypriot society to realise banks must tackle strategic default, echoing comments made by his Bank of Cyprus colleague on Sunday.Hadjiyiannis said in a telephone interview that while banks cannot ignore the sentiment in society against foreclosures “what strategic defaulters do is at the expense of the society and public opinion will have to acknowledge that”.Obligations assumed by debtors “are there and cannot simply disappear” and as a result, consensual solutions are necessary, he added.In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency on Sunday, Bank of Cyprus Chief Executive John Hourican said he was getting “annoyed and impatient” with strategic defaulters – borrowers with the capacity to repay their debts opting not to do so – and appealed to society not to tolerate these actions.Indicative of the current sentiment in the economy, four years after depositors at Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Popular Bank – widely known as Laiki – lost money as a result of large portions of their loan portfolios not being serviced, there were demonstrations against and political opposition to government-owned Cyprus Cooperative Bank’s agreement with Spain’s non-performing loans specialist Altamira in early August. .In addition, Hellenic Bank’s intention on September 7, to auction the foreclosed house of a strategic defaulter attracted a small crowd of protestors, including representatives of opposition parties, the Movement against Foreclosures and the neo-Nazi group Elam.Hadjiyiannis said that while he could not quantify the percentage of strategic defaulters in the bank’s customer base, “finding solutions is definitely a difficult process as time is not a factor”.Strategic defaulters, he added, do not feel that there is pressure as they do not feel that time is pressing.In reality, “however there is no time left,” he said.Banks, which since the 2013 crisis have been investing in infrastructure and know-how on to deal with an increasing stock of non-performing loans and a non-payment culture among some customers, now also need to create a “suitable atmosphere” to more effectively deal with strategic defaulters, Hadjiyiannis said.The Co-op, which received in the form of capital injections in 2014 and 2015 almost €1.7 billion in taxpayers’ money, is struggling with a €7.2bn non-performing loan mountain, accounting for six-tenths of its loan portfolio as of June 2017.Economic growth in Cyprus, forecast to reach 3.6 per cent this year, has not yet led to an increase in loan repayments, he said adding that the bank, therefore, aims to increase its operational capacity with the deal with Altamira so that it can “process larger volumes”.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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