Position Vacant – Sport Operations Manager (Northern Territory)

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry?  Touch Football Australia is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the key leadership position of Sport Operations Manager – Northern Territory, based in our NT branch office, Darwin.  To view the Position Description, please click on the attachment below. Applications for this opportunity close at 5pm CST, Friday, 22 May 2015.  For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email careers@austouch.com.au.Related Filespd_sops_sport_ops_manager_updated_format-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img read more

25 days agoRodgers plays down Leicester top-four chances

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rodgers plays down Leicester top-four chancesby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers has played down Leicester City’s chances of breaking into the top-four.The Foxes were in scintillating form in Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United.The win leaves the 2016 Premier League title winners in third place, but Rodgers has cooled expectations of his side.”It’s very early in the season,” said the Northern Irishman.”We know it’s a big ask because of all the other clubs that have been regulars there. We are only really focusing on how we play, looking at our performance levels.” last_img read more

Pembina Pipeline buys Kinder Morgan Canada

first_imgThe deal also includes an Edmonton storage and terminal business and Vancouver Wharves, a bulk storage and export-import business.Pembina is offering 0.3068 of a Pembina share per Kinder Morgan Canada share and class B unit. The acquisition is valued at approximately $2.3 billion including the assumption of Kinder Morgan Canada’s preferred shares and outstanding net debt.In addition, Pembina is paying roughly $2.05 billion in cash for Kinder Morgan Cochin LLC, which holds Cochin US.Companies in this story: (TSX:PPL, TSX:KML) CALGARY, A.B. – Pembina Pipeline Corporation will buy Kinder Morgan Canada and the Cochin Pipeline for $4.35 billion.Upon closing of the deal with Kinder Morgan Inc., Pembina says it will increase is monthly dividend by a penny per share to 21 cents.The Cochin pipeline runs 2,900 kilometres between Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., and Chicago and has a design capacity of up to 110,000 barrels per day.last_img read more

All necessary security measures will be in place for voters poll personnel

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission said on Monday that there will be deployment of armed forces at all the booths and adequate security measures would be taken for the voters and voting personnel in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ariz Aftab said on Monday that they are concerned over the security issues of polling personnel. In some places, the polling personnel have threatened to boycott the polls if adequate security measures are not taken. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMeanwhile, the office of the District Election Officer in North Kolkata launched the e-portal Pollstar, where the voters and voting personnel would be given information related to the poll procedure. Voters will be trained through 7 modules which have been uploaded in the portal. It may be mentioned here that a number of polling personnel in North Bengal have recently written to the CEO, seeking immediate deployment of Central Forces in all the polling stations. They have also threatened to pull out from their election duties, unless adequate forces are deployed to man all the polling stations of these districts. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayWhile answering the questions of media, Aftab said armed police personnel from both the Centre and the state police force will be deployed at the polling stations. Senior officials of the CEO’s office assured all the election employees that all preemptive measures would be taken to conduct free and fair elections. Sources in the CEO’s office said that the commission is thinking of deploying 35 to 45 companies of Central Force in the state. At present, 36 companies of Central Forces are available for the polls in the two districts of Alipurduar and Cooch Behar. Around 10 companies of Central Forces would be brought to Jharkhand. Meanwhile, the state government has released 29 companies of Central Forces which were deployed in Jangalmahal. Out of the 29 companies, 11 will be deployed in Alipurduar and 18 in Cooch Behar, sources in the CEO’s office said. 9,000 state armed police personnel will be deployed in the 3,844 polling booths, of which 2,010 are in Cooch Behar and 1,834 in Alipurduar. The decision about force deployment was finalised following a meeting between CEO Ariz Aftab and ADG (law and order) Siddh Nath Gupta recently.last_img read more

Expedite auction of mines with explored mineral reserves Ficci

first_imgNew Delhi: Industry body Ficci has called for expediting auctions of mineral blocks with known or explored reserves, highlighting that the average of such sales has nosedived to around 15 mines per year after the amendment in the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act. The chamber in a presentation to Niti Aayog stated that “around 300-400 minerals concessions per year used to be allotted prior to 2015 which has reduced on an average to around 15 per year post-amendment in the Act (MMDR Act in 2015)”. It recommended that auctions should “be expedited for areas with known/explored mineral reserves.” According to sources, officials from Rio Tinto, Tata Steel, Vedanta and apex mineral body Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) among others who were part of the presentation. However, for areas with no or minimal known/explored mineral reserves, it said the first-cum first-served system must be adopted with the provision of first right of refusal for granting mining lease, Ficci said. To ensure transparency in the mineral sector, the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament in 2015.last_img read more

James Harden Traded to Houston In NBA Shocker

James Harden, one of the Oklahoma City trio of stars that led the Thunder to the NBA Finals in June, was traded to the Houston Rockets when he refused a $55-million contract extension offer.The news that OKC had broken up its dynamic young core of Harden, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook was met with shock around the league. But it came down to money. Harden, an all-star who was a  member of the London Olympic gold-medal-winning team, wanted a maximum contract of $60 million. The Thunder, according to reports, offered four years and $55 million.“We wanted to sign James to an extension, but at the end of the day, these situations have to work for all those involved,” Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti said. “Our ownership group again showed their commitment to the organization with several significant offers.”Finally, OKC made a move, acquiring veteran scoring guard Kevin Martin and rookie Jeremy Lamb, two first-round draft picks and a second-round selection, too. Oklahoma City also sent center Cole Aldrich, Dequan Cook and Lazar Hayward to the Rockets, who will sign Harden to the max deal he sought.Wednesday’s deadline to extend Harden or allow him to become a restricted free agent next July had been hanging over the Thunder from the moment they reported to training camp, but sources told ESPN.com late Saturday the Rockets intended to sign the swingman to the max contract extension he was seeking before Wednesday’s midnight deadline.“We were unable to reach a mutual agreement, and therefore executed a trade that capitalized on the opportunity to bring in a player of Kevin’s caliber, a young talent like Jeremy and draft picks, which will be important to our organizational goal of a sustainable team.”The small-market Thunder had already signed Durant, Westbrook and Serge Ibaka  to long-term deals, and apparently realized Harden was going to want a bigger salary than they would offer.Harden averaged 16.8 points and 3.7 assists last season, and joined Durant and Westbrook on the U.S. men’s Olympic team. He struggled badly in Oklahoma City’s loss to Miami in the NBA Finals, but the Thunder felt good about their chances of getting back there with another year of experience for their young stars, all 24 or younger.The Thunder got back a good scorer in Martin, who has averaged 18.4 points in his eight NBA seasons, and a promising young player in Lamb, the No. 12 pick in the draft who helped Connecticut win the 2011 NCAA championship. He led Houston’s summer league team in scoring with 20 points per game.Had the Thunder been able to ink Harden to that $13.5 million annual contract, a franchise playing in the league’s third smallest market would have owed $69 million to just five players next season. That figure would have increased to $72 million in 2014-15 for those same five players.The tax threshold for this season is $70.3 million. Starting next season, teams must pay an incremental rate starting at $1.50 for every dollar they exceed the threshold.“At the end of the day, you have to do the best thing for the organization,” Presti said at his preseason press conference. “That’s what my job is. The day that I stop doing what’s in the best interest of the organization is the day that you should get somebody else.” read more

Police Suspect arrested for Encanto burglary and sexual assault

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An alleged intruder accused of attempted rape on Friday morning inside an Encanto home was arrested Sunday, police said.Officers said they arrested William Lawrence Davis, 25, for burglary and sexual assault.The victim showed up at her neighbor’s house and asked the neighbor to call police shortly before 6 a.m. to report that a man had broken into her house in the 6100 block of Wunderlin Avenue and tried to rape her, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Stirk said.Details regarding the break-in were scarce, but the burglar stole the woman’s cellphone. then fled the area, Stirk said. Police: Suspect arrested for Encanto burglary and sexual assault KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 6, 2019 Updated: 1:03 PM KUSI Newsroom, May 6, 2019 Suspect has been arrested for the burglary and sexual assault which occurred on Friday, May 3rd in the Encanto community. Hard work by our officers, detectives and Crime Lab to identify and apprehend this dangerous suspect. See attached release. pic.twitter.com/n1S71plMFD— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) May 6, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

BPA Solidifies Rule Changes to Reflect Changing Media Landscape

first_img• Paid combination sales and/or bundled subscriptions for print and digital.• Paid sponsored digital and/or tablet mobile subscriptions.• Paid circulation with digital as a promotional incentive.For non-paid circulation magazines with digital circulations, the recipient must authenticate the digital subscription through the device and access the magazine or publication once per every six-month reporting period.For digital delivery with non-requestors, the BPA Board amended a rule to allow media owners to count the digital subscription, from one copy, as long as the non-requesting subscriber is given the ability to opt-out.In addition to digital edition reporting, the BPA Board eliminated the continuous service requirement. It deemed that the continuous/non-continuous circulation rule was outdated because of the many media channels, multiple messaging opportunities and unlimited frequencies within a media brand to reinforce advertising messages.While the BPA Board may have axed the continuous service requirement, it reaffirmed reporting shared media channels, but determined it requires better disclosure. The BPA Board voted to require the disclosure comment, “shared media channels (XYZ website)—serving both ______ and ________,” everywhere shared data of any type, not just websites, is reported.When it comes to brand subscription sale offers, BPA members will now be required to report the full amount collected for an offer as the value of the subscription. Members reporting average annual order prices will now disclose the number of subscriptions sold with multiple channel brand offers, when applicable.The BPA Board also approved all recommended changes relating to pre-populated data. Media owners and BPA members, the agency says, wish to utilize subscriber information from any channel to pre-populate magazine subscription solicitations. The rules have been amended to allow the use of third-party sources—like association list rosters, business information providers and directories—to pre-populate information to make subscribing an efficient as possible.In another change, the BPA Board ruled that site licenses could be reported as separate media channels on the BPA Brand Report, but not as qualified digital copies on the publication circulation statements. Additionally, as more media owners migrate to brand reporting and expand statement sizes to report more data, the Board changed the rule surrounding qualification forms on statements to no longer require them due to the availability of these qualification forms online. More on this topic BPA Rule Changes BPA Issues New and Amended Rules for 2012 BPA Broadens Digital Rules, Clarifies ‘Stand-Alone’ Editions, Public Place Copies BPA Modifies Public Place Reporting for Consumer Mags, Creates New Rules Digital Accounts for 21 Percent of BPA Members’ Circulation BPA Redesigns, Shifts Exclusively to Brand Report FormatJust In Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by In an era of multiplatform media consumption, quantifying a large spectrum of metrics gets harder and harder. To provide clarity to its members, auditing agency BPA Worldwide has solidified several rule amendments that are scheduled to take effect immediately.In May 2012, the BPA Board allowed the reporting of digital copies served through applications as qualified circulation. At the time, it was determined that through authentication via an access code tied to subscriber registration or information, media owners had the ability to identify and quantify end-users, thus enabling publishers to report this as qualified circulation.As of the group’s December 2012 meeting, however, the BPA Board amended rules for digital copies served through apps and mobile devices. When it comes to digital subscriptions that are purchased through tablet or mobile platforms, digital circulation will be reported from copy one and for the full term of the subscription. However, the digital subscription must be authenticated through the device or app to report digital copies when sold as:last_img read more

Amid Fake News Magazines Can Offer Credibility Safer Ad Environments Argues New

first_imgClick to enlarge.The fast-paced nature of the digital media cycle (and subsequent marginalization of simple fact checking and copy editing) has raised legitimate questions about outlets placing expediency and traffic surges above taking the time to get things right — yesterday’s wave of premature reports about the death of singer Tom Petty was only the latest example.This phenomenon, coupled with rising paranoia among consumers and marketers around fake news and brand-safe environments, respectively, provides a unique opportunity for trusted and established media brands such as national magazines.At least, that’s the central message of the latest marketing campaign undertaken by the MPA — the Association of Magazine Media. Beginning this month, 123 of the country’s most prominent magazines will lend print and digital advertising space to the campaign, titled “Magazine Media. Better. Believe It,” which aims to demonstrate magazine brands’ unmatched ability to inspire and connect with readers, and, of course, create optimal environments for advertisers wary of the digital media ecosystem’s dubious-at-best ROI.The campaign, which runs through March 2018 and also spans the portfolios of Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corp., Time Inc., and a litany of other major magazine publishers (see the full list below), will reach an estimated 75 percent of all adults in the U.S., according to the MPA, in an attempt to educate them on how “magazine media content is professionally researched, written, curated, and produced across platforms.”“In a media world where three out of four Americans say they have fallen for fake headlines, it is imperative to remind audiences of the tremendous resources that the magazine media industry puts behind its content platforms,” wrote MPA president Linda Thomas Brooks in a LinkedIn post announcing the campaign. “Magazine media content faces intense scrutiny, and in large part that is the secret sauce of these brands.”Underpinning the campaign are findings from Simmons Research, whose 2016 Multi-Media Engagement Study indicated, among other things, that consumers find magazine content more “trustworthy,” “inspirational,” and “life-enhancing” than what they see on TV or online.Click to enlarge.But consumers are hardly the only target audience for the campaign, which also includes a presence at the Association of National Advertisers’ Masters of Marketing Conference, a three-day gathering of CMO’s and marketing execs from major national brands kicking off this week in Orlando, Florida.“After experiencing often unsafe and ineffective digital inventory as well as questionable results, marketers are turning to magazine brands to cut through the clutter,” wrote Hearst Magazines president Michael Clinton, who oversees 21 of the magazines in which the campaign will run, in a statement.See the full list of participating brands and companies below, and check BelieveMagMedia.com for more on the campaign.Active Interest MediaBackpacker, Better Nutrition, Clean Eating, Climbing, EQUUS, Horse & Rider, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, Power & Motoryacht, Sail, SKI, Yoga Journal The NationNational Geographic PartnersNational Geographic, National Geographic Traveler Condé NastAllure, Architectural Digest, Brides, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vogue, WIRED Smithsonian MagazineTEN: The Enthusiast NetworkThis Old HouseTime Inc.Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Food & Wine, Fortune, Health, InStyle, Money, People, People en Español, Real Simple, Southern Living, Sunset, Sports Illustrated, TIME, Travel + Leisure HistoryNetAmerican History, Aviation History, America’s Civil War, Civil War Times, Military History, Military History Quarterly, Vietnam, Wild West, World War II The EconomistForbesGarden & GunHarper’sHearst MagazinesCar and Driver, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Dr. Oz the Good Life, Elle, Elle Décor, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, O The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, Road & Track, Seventeen, Town & Country, Veranda, Woman’s Day Bonnier Corp.Field & Stream, Popular Science, Saveur AFAR MediaAmerica MagazineAmerican Media Inc.OK!, Men’s Journal, National Enquirer, US Weeklycenter_img Rodale Inc.Bicycling, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, Women’s Health AMG ParadeDécor Group, Gardening Group, New Pioneer, Style Group The Hollywood ReporterInk GlobalAmerican Way, Celebrated Living, Nexos, Rhapsody, United Hemispheres OutsideMeredith Corp.Allrecipes, Better Homes and Gardens, EatingWell, Family Circle, Family Fun, Fit Pregnancy & Baby, Martha Stewart Living, Parents, Rachael Ray Every Day, SHAPE New York MagazineUtne ReaderPride MediaThe Advocate, OUT Today MediaDelaware Today, Hudson Valley Magazine, Main Line Today, Westchester Magazine Trusted Media Brands, Inc.Weight Watchers Magazinelast_img read more

Amazon Echo Dot deal 3 for 70

first_imgEnlarge Image Ry Crist/CNET Both Amazon and Best Buy have the Echo Dot (third generation) on sale for $40 or $10 off its list price of $50. But if you add three Echo Dots — any color — to your cart and proceed to checkout, the price goes down to $23.33 per Dot for a total of $69.96, not including tax. For Cyber Monday last year Amazon had single Echo Dots for $24 each, so this is essentially the same deal. On Amazon, just remember to proceed to checkout to see the discounted price. You can read CNET’s full review of the Echo Dot here.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See it at AmazonSee it at Best BuyBe sure to add three Dots to your cart to see the discount, on both sites. Best Buy See It Adorama Share your voice $29 Crutchfield 17 Photos Review • Amazon Echo Dot 3 review: Alexa’s best Dot yet plays defense Transform your Amazon Echo Dot with two new dock accessories Mentioned Above Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation, Charcoal) See it 1:54 $29 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $49center_img Amazon Echo Dot See It $49 See It The new Amazon Echo Dot: Does it sound better than before? Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Tags News • Amazon launches new Alexa device for kids but privacy issues will still scare some parents Smart Home Preview • Amazon’s third Echo Dot takes a few cues from the Google Home Mini Now playing: Watch this: 0 Post a comment Amazonlast_img read more

Japans NTT Data agrees to buy Dells IT services unit for 3

first_imgJapan’s NTT Data Corp said on Monday it has agreed to buy Dell Inc’s information technology consulting division for over $3 billion to expand in North America and bolster its services business.The move will allow U.S. computer maker Dell to trim some of the $43 billion in debt it is taking on to fund its pending cash-and-stock acquisition of data storage provider EMC Corp, a deal worth close to $60 billion.The Japanese company said it would pay around $3.05 billion, an amount that excludes debt and unspecified advisory fees.The sale will also offer NTT Data, one of the world’s largest technology services companies, a bigger foothold in the United States, where it is looking to expand in healthcare IT, insurance and financial services consulting.Dell has also made progress in syndicating $10 billion of its financing package for the EMC acquisition dubbed ‘term loan A’, people familiar with the situation said earlier. This is expected to be increased in size by $500 million to $750 million due to strong demand, with the extra money to be used to downsize some of the more expensive tranches of the remaining $33 billion in financing, the people added.The group of banks participating in the term loan A has been expanded from the original eight underwriters to 25, with more expected to join before the syndication is completed in the next week, the people said.Formerly known as Perot Systems, Dell’s IT services division is a major provider of technology consulting to hospitals and government departments. Founded in 1988 by former U.S. presidential candidate Ross Perot, it was acquired by Dell in 2009 for $3.9 billion.However, Dell has since divested some of the unit’s operations and integrated some others, which it is not including in the sale. Some of the unit’s capabilities were seen by Dell as redundant in the wake of the acquisition of EMC.Dell has also been speaking to private equity firms about selling Quest Software, which helps with information technology management, as well as SonicWall, an e-mail encryption and data security provider, Reuters has previously reported. Together, Quest and SonicWall could be worth up to $4 billion.Dell’s acquisition of EMC, which is backed by founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell as well as private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, is subject to approval by EMC shareholders. EMC is expected to hold a shareholder vote on the Dell deal in May, allowing for the transaction to be completed sometime between July and October.Reuters had reported first on Feb. 12 that NTT Data was in exclusive talks to buy Dell’s IT services unit.last_img read more

Bangladeshs birth most significant event of Pranabs public life

first_imgPranab Mukherjee. Reuters File PhotoFormer Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has said the birth of an independent Bangladesh remains the “most significant” event in his public life.“To my mind it is Bangladesh, the birth of a nation of 12 or 13 crore people in 1971. That is the most significant event since I joined public life,” Pranab told The Times of India in an interview.He said he still remembers that Indira Gandhi, then prime minister of India, made a short statement in both Houses saying, “I am happy to inform the House that Pakistan army has surrendered to the joint command of the Indian army and the Bangladesh Mukti Bahini and now Dhaka is the free capital of free Bangladesh.”On pronouncement on the two-nation theory, the former Indian president said that will be an over-simplification of the whole issue because the two-nation theory was challenged at the very time of its pronouncement.“It (the partition of Pakistan) once again established that mere religion cannot be the basis of a state. There are many other factors: religion, language, customs, culture and social systems,” he said.Responding to a question on Kashmir issue, he said Indira Gandhi took the wisest decision by declaring the unilateral ceasefire.“If India had not declared unilateral ceasefire, there would have been expansion of the conflict. It would have engulfed both India and Pakistan because America was bent on protecting the unity of western Pakistan after they had lost the hope on eastern Pakistan. Soviet Russia also did not want the war to be extended,” Pranab said.The Times of India published the long interview on Thursday.Pranab Mukherjee remains in the news even after the end of his term and a long innings in public life. His book ‘Coalition Years’ has trained the spotlight on the major events that shaped UPA governments.last_img read more

Bhutanese conjoined twins to undergo separation surgery

first_imgPhoto: ABC NewsFourteen-month-old Nima and Dawa Pelden, supported by their mum, flew from their remote Himalayan region home in Bhutan to Melbourne on Tuesday, report Australian media.The girls are looking forward a separation surgery as, reports say, doctors are confident they will get a new life.Their ‘life-saving surgery’ evokes the story of Nepalese twins, Ganga and Jamuma, who were separated in Singapore in 2001 that drew global attention.Nima and Dawa were born conjoined at the chest facing each other and scans carried out in Bhutan suggested they shared a liver, wrote ABCNet Australia.”Mum said the girls are getting a little frustrated with each other,” Children First Foundation chief executive Elizabeth Lodge was quoted by The Australian.”The girls are losing weight. They’ve been in hospital in recent weeks getting some extra nutrition so mum’s really keen for them to get here [in Melbourne].”A team of six surgeons and dozens of specialist nurses have been assembled for what is likely to be a lengthy operation on the twins, according to 9News.It said the Royal Children’s Hospital is offering the surgery to the Children First Foundation at a humanitarian rate but it will still cost more than $250,000. The foundation reportedly raised the fund.The aim of the surgery is to separate the girls in a single surgery, hospital head paediatric surgeon Joe Crameri told reporters on Tuesday. “We just want to facilitate a good outcome for these twins to go home and live a normal life.”Nine years ago surgeons at the hospital successfully separated Bangladeshi sisters Trishna and Krishna, who had been joined at the head, recalled The Australian.last_img read more

Minni confesses father claims shes forced

first_imgAysha Siddiqa Minni, wife of slain youth Rifat Sharif, has confessed to her involvement in the much talked-about Rifat murder before a Barguna court.The court of Barguna judicial magistrate recorded her confessional statement on Friday afternoon, said police inspector Humayun Kabir who is investigating the case.Minni’s father Mozammel Hossain, however, claimed that his daughter was forced to give the confessional statement.”Minni is sick. She was forced and tortured to record the confessional statement,” he said on the court premises.”My daughter tried to save her husband risking her own life. Was that her crime?” he added.Pointing his finger to local member of parliament Dhirendra Debnath Shambhu, Minni’s father said, “It’s all Shambhu Babu’s game. We are being made scapegoat to save his son Suman Debnath.”On the court premises, Minni was seen guarded by two female police members. Minni was stopped to speak up when she tried to say something to the journalists there.Earlier on 17 July, Minni was arrested after nearly 13 hours of interrogation.In a statement, superintendent of police in Barugna, Maruf Hossain, said the investigation officer’s interrogation of Aysha Siddiqa Minni and analysis of the information she provided him appeared to show her involvement in the murder.On 14 July, Minni addressed a media conference at her father’s residence, where she claimed herself innocent.She defended herself saying those who created Nayan Bond and the terrorist group Bond 007 in Barguna are trying to divert the murder case to a different direction by accusing her.”By uploading negative posts, doctored images and comments, a vested quarter has been plotting against me since Rifat’s murder. Their main intention is to direct the case to a different course. Because, those who created 007 Bond group are very influential and rich,” she told the press conference.She made the claim after her father-in-law Abdul Halim Sharif, on the earlier day, told a media conference at Barguna press club that Minni was involved in the Rifat killing.He also demanded her arrest.On 26 June, Rifat Sharif was killed in broad daylight in front of Barguna Government College.On the following day, victim’s father Abdul Halim Sharif filed a lawsuit with Barguna police station against 12. Besides, four-five others unnamed people also were made accused in the case.Main accused in the case Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond was killed in what police called a gunfight with them on 2 July.As of Thursday morning, 15 people have been arrested in connection with the murder.last_img read more

The Mueller Report Is Done But The Public Only Gets The Summary

first_img Listen Cliff Owen/APSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House after attending services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Washington, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency. 00:00 /29:10 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer discuss the results of the most anticipated investigation since Watergate.Special Counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr.Brandon and Jay discuss the report and analyze the politics of the summary presented by the Attorney General. Will the public ever see the report?NATIONAL TOPICS-2020 Democratic Presidential candidate roundup-Supreme Court hears case on gerrymandering-Green New Deal goes down in the Senate-Obamacare under attack – again-Jimmy Carter is officially the longest-living U.S. PresidentTEXAS TOPICS-Texas Legislature debates budget and school funding-Harris County sues petrochemical company over massive fire at Deer Park facility-Abortion bill rankles Texas Democrats-Texas Education Agency suspends HISD Superintendent searchYou can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Don Geraci, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

Probability that the quantum world obeys local realism is less than one

first_img More information: Wenjamin Rosenfeld et al. “Event-Ready Bell Test Using Entangled Atoms Simultaneously Closing Detection and Locality Loopholes.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.010402 © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Physicists have reported some of the strongest evidence yet that that the quantum world does not obey local realism by demonstrating new evidence for the existence of quantum entanglement. By performing an essentially loophole-free Bell test, they have shown that two atoms separated by a distance of a quarter of a mile share correlations that should be impossible under the hypothesis of local realism, and are most likely explained by quantum entanglement. The experiment was performed on the Ludwig Maximilian University campus in Munich, Germany. Trap 1 is located in the basement of the physics building, and trap 2 is in the basement of the economics building, 398 meters away. Credit: Rosenfeld et al. Published by the American Physical Society Stars as random number generators could test foundations of physics The new Bell test was performed by a group of researchers led by Harald Weinfurter at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, both in Germany.The probability that the observed correlations can be explained by local realism due to some unknown “hidden variables” rather than entanglement is less than one in a billion, the physicists write in their paper published in Physical Review Letters. By accounting for all of their accumulated data, taken over the course of seven months, that probability drops even further, down to about one in ten quadrillion (the number 1 followed by 16 zeros). This means that the quantum world violates either locality (that distant objects cannot influence each other in less than a certain amount of time) or realism (that objects exist whether or not someone measures them), or possibly both.Three Bell testsThe test reported here is the latest loophole-free Bell test: one that simultaneously closes the two biggest loopholes, the locality loophole and the detection loophole. Closing both loopholes is vital for excluding any alternative explanations, such as the possibility that two entangled objects are secretly sharing information (locality loophole) or that the particles being detected are not representative of the whole sample but rather form a special subset that skews the data (detection loophole).The first loophole-free Bell test, reported in 2015 by a team led by Ronald Hanson at the University of Delft, demonstrated entanglement between the electron spins of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond. Shortly after, other loophole-free Bell tests reported entanglement between photons. The Bell test reported here demonstrates entanglement between a third type of system: the spin states of atoms. “In my opinion, the greatest significance of this work is the definite ruling out of local realism,” coauthor Wenjamin Rosenfeld, at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, told Phys.org. “It is good that similar experiments were performed with different systems (photons, NV centers) essentially at the same time, so all results together can be taken as truly conclusive. Now it is no more a matter of belief whether nature can or cannot be described in a local-realistic way, but a matter of fact. (However, the freedom-of-choice problem still needs to be solved.)” Experimental setupThe new experiment involved trapping one rubidium atom in the basement of the physics building at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and trapping a second rubidium atom in the basement of the economics building, about 400 meters away. An optical fiber connected the two measurement sites. In their tests, the scientists excited the atoms, causing them to emit photons at precisely defined times. The photons then travelled through the optical fiber and interfered with each other. This quantum interference, in theory, causes the atoms to become entangled. To detect this entanglement, the researchers performed measurements on the photons, repeating the measurements over and over for tens of thousands of photon pairs. The results showed overwhelmingly that the distant photon pairs were indeed entangled.Last loopholeOne of the last remaining possible loopholes for most Bell tests concerns the choice of measurement made on the atoms. Since these measurements can be performed in multiple ways, it’s important to confirm that the experimenter is free to choose which particular measurement to make, and that hidden variables are not influencing the choice of measurement and somehow allowing the atoms to synchronize their properties. This possibility is called the free-will or freedom of choice loophole. To attempt to close this loophole, the researchers used a high-speed quantum random number generator that chooses measurement settings that are truly random—almost. The problem is that there is a very slight possibility that the random number generators could have communicated with each other or the rest of the experiment before the experiment began. This could allow the atoms to know the random numbers, and consequently the measurements to be performed, in advance, allowing them to synchronize their properties. The physicists explain that the only way to completely close this loophole is to use an extraterrestrial random number generator, such as the inherently random photon emission from stars located millions of light-years away. The vast distance between the stars and an Earth-based experiment would make it practically impossible for any covert communication to occur, since it would mean that such communication would have had to take place before the light left the stars, millions of years ago. Several physics labs are currently developing extraterrestrial random number generators for this purpose.Secure communicationSince quantum entanglement is likely to be an important resource in future secure quantum technologies, closing these loopholes helps to increase the security of future applications at the most fundamental level. The researchers expect that the methods used in this study will also contribute to new developments in quantum information systems and quantum repeater networks, which are used for communicating quantum information over long distances. They plan to further investigate this application in the future.”Apart from further fundamental questions considering the freedom-of-choice problematic, there is a lot one can work on here,” Rosenfeld said. “On the one side one can try to push the system further (especially the fidelity of the entangled state) to be able to perform so-called ‘device-independent’ protocols. These would allow to obtain a secure cryptographic key even from devices which are potentially not trusted (provided by a third party). Here, Bell’s inequality provides the possibility to test, whether the devices were somehow prepared in advance to produce a key which is known to an adversary. Moreover, the techniques for generating entanglement between distant objects are important for quantum networks enabling secure communication over long distances.” Journal information: Physical Review Letters Explore further Citation: Probability that the quantum world obeys local realism is less than one in a billion, experiment shows (2017, July 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-probability-quantum-world-local-realism.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

Train movement disrupted in Bengal as locals protest youths death

first_imgKolkata: Train movement on the busy Howrah-Kharagpur section of South Eastern Railway was disrupted for four hours on Friday as irate locals blocked the tracks at a railway station after a youth was run over by a local train here, an official said. “The locals disrupted the movement of the train for almost four hours at Mecheda station due to which a few local trains and Express trains got stuck,” said Chief Public Relations Officer Sanjay Ghosh. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights The youth, walking with his cycle, was knocked down by a local train entering the station as he tried to cross the track. As news of his death spread, hundreds of locals squatted on the tracks demanding a job for a member of the victim’s family. “As the situation is now under control, trains will start moving but they will run late. There will be changes in the scheduled time of the trains,” Ghosh said. Passengers stuck in the Howrah station suffered due to the delay and lack of announcements. “We are waiting since morning, people are exhausted still we have no information,” a passenger said.last_img read more

This New Invention Could Get That Last Drop of Toothpaste Out of

first_img 3 min read Register Now » March 23, 2015 You know how it goes. You can see the glue — or paint, or suntan lotion, or honey — still in the bottle, but no amount of shaking or squeezing can get the substance to leave the container. So you throw the bottle away, wasting the contents you were hoping to use.LiquiGlide, a company created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by a professor and one of his graduate students back in 2012, is able to reduce that waste to zero thanks to a coating that keeps the inside of containers constantly slippery. The invention has caught the attention of famed glue company Elmer’s Products, which has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with LiquiGlide for the use of such coatings in glue containers, The New York Times reports. The coating has also been licensed to a packaging company in Australia to use inside paint cans. As J. David Smith, one of LiquiGlide’s founders, told the Times, “We expect it to be ubiquitous.”The science behind the coating can be a bit tricky, but the Times explains it this way: “Essentially, the lubricant binds more strongly to the textured surface than to the liquid, and that allows the liquid to slide on a layer of lubricant instead of being pinned against the surface, and the textured surface keeps the lubricant from slipping out.” Moreover, the ingredients of the lubricant and the textured layer can be adjusted to be effective for various liquids — from paint to condiments — that each have their own particular properties and viscosities.LiquiGlide assures the coatings are non-toxic and can be created from all sorts of materials. According to its website, consumer products such as condiments or body lotion can be coated with food materials. “If you took a ketchup bottle with our coating and scraped off the coating with a knife, you could eat it and it would be completely harmless.”Related: You Can Literally Play With Fire Thanks to This Hot New GadgetFor product makers, the coating can be applied through a “simple spray coating process, using existing machinery, available on the market today,” the company states. It can be used on any smooth surface, including glass, metal and plastic.It might seem, to product companies, that the coating would cause customers to buy their products less often if they’re able to use every bit of it. Instead, LiquiGlide argues the opposite, explaining that because there’s no need for customers to ration their use of a product as it’s running out, they’ll actually consume it faster. “This will increase sales for consumer brands, as it pushes consumers to an earlier repurchase point,” the company states.While ketchup companies have not yet expressed interest, LiquiGlide plans to explore other, more industrial applications for its coating, including the pipelines and tanks used for oil, the Times reports.Earlier this month, the company received $7 million in funding from Toronto-based Roadmap Capital which will be used to move into a new laboratory in Cambridge, Mass.In 2009, Consumer Reports magazine found that sizeable percentages of various products never make it out of their packagings. Skin lotion was the worst offender, with somewhere between 17 and 25 percent of liquid staying in the bottle. Detergent, condiments and toothpaste were also wasted, as up to 16 percent, 15 percent and 13 percent of the materials were stuck to their respective containers.Related: A 5-Step Reality Check for Inventors   Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

September 12 2002 Concrete batch plant has been a

first_imgSeptember 12, 2002 Concrete batch planthas been an integral part of our construction history for many years.[Photo & text: T] Conveyer belt movessand, gravel and cement into the transit mixer truck. [Photo & text: T] Breaking cement bagsby hand is indeed a hands-on-in-dust experience for Arcosanti workshop participants. [Photo & text: T] We are back! Weapologize for the whole week of absence while our web and mail serverswere down. We missed a few of the Daily Progress postings too. Soplease check the last few we posted with this announcement. [Photo &text: T]last_img read more

Sonja Brugger Fox Networks Group FNG Europe and

first_imgSonja BruggerFox Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa has appointed Sky buyer Sonja Brugger as vice president of acquisitions across the regions.Brugger will be based in London and begin her new role in October.She will lead content strategy and acquisitions. The regional operations include Fox branded channel feeds and the new non-linear product, Fox+, which was launched in France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Greece.Brugger will join FNG Europe & Africa after nine years at paycaster Sky. She is currently VP of content strategy and acquisitions at Sky Germany.Diego Londono, COO at FNG Europe & Africa, said: “Sonja is a seasoned professional with over 20 years’ industry experience.“Her experience in both acquisition and content strategy, combined with her understanding of broadcaster and platform environments across basic pay, free-to-air and VOD will be hugely beneficial to our organisation as we continue to invest in must-have content and innovate in ways to make this content accessible.”UK culture, media and sport secretary of state Karen Bradley recently said she was minded to refer FNG parent 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky to the country’s competition watchdog.last_img read more