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A platform made for online viewing – MAtv® unveils its brand new

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement MONTREAL, Oct. 17, 2018 – MAtv, Videotron’s community channel, invites Quebec viewers to visit its brand new website, matv.ca—a regionalized platform perfect for online viewing on any device, where they can watch MAtv programs and enjoy a wide variety of distinctive local content, all for free.A platform for today’s viewersWith the goal of making its content more accessible, the new website has been designed to promote online viewing. As MAtv Senior Director Steve Desgagné explains, “By renewing its web platform, MAtv is reaffirming its role as a hyperlocal media outlet. Technology and television are evolving at warp speed, and MAtv intends to pursue its mission as a community medium that stands out for its uniquely local character and its closeness to the community’s citizens.”Don’t miss anything!In addition to offering smooth, user-friendly navigation, MAtv’s new web platform has a Videos section where viewers can access all of the content available on the site, including complete episodes, excerpts, and clips. This section also includes a powerful search engine letting viewers find videos in the categories which interest them, including Art of Living, Public Affairs, Sports, Culture, Services and Citizen’s Voice. The site’s Programs and Schedules sections are very popular with the public; easy to access, they provide lots of useful information about MAtv’s programming. Dare to participate!In developing its new website design, MAtv made sure to give top priority to its primary mission: citizen participation. The new Participate section lets citizens who are interested in community television find all the necessary information about submitting TV projects to MAtv and about its My Volunteering program, which gives them the chance to do volunteer work and receive training in various media trades at MAtv’s own TV studio.A prestige showcase for content from Quebec’s regionsIn addition to letting visitors discover a wide variety of content produced by local TV artists and artisans in their own region of Quebec, the MAtv website gives them access to many programs from all nine of the Quebec regions that MAtv serves. And it’s all just a few clicks away!MAtv: My community’s voice by VideotronMAtv, an exclusive service for Videotron customers, serves the community by reflecting Québec’s diversity. It gives all citizens access to a medium of free expression and outreach promoting public participation. MAtv carries useful, informative and educational programming which focuses on topics of local interest and supports the emergence of new talent. It also reflects realities of concern to the community of 1.6 million households it serves across Québec. MAtv is broadcast on channel 9 and in HD at position 609. It is also available on the Web through matv.ca, illico TV on channel 900 and illico.tv. MAtv is also present on social media including Facebook and Instagram.MAtv is a registered trademark of Videotron Ltd. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Wildfire fight moves closer to Alberta border

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN National NewsWildfires continue to burn across British Columbia and 43 000 people in the province remain displaced.One of the fires in BC is now just kilometers away from Alberta and crews have been working to stop the blaze from crossing the border.tpimentel@aptn.calast_img

The Latest Rare walkback from Apple weighs on US markets

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on sales at Apple Inc., which issued a rare cut to its revenue forecast citing weakness in China (all times local):9:15 a.m.A rare call by Apple to walk back its quarterly revenue projections is weighing broadly on U.S. markets, and particularly the tech sector.Shares of Apple Inc. are down 9 per cent before the opening bell Thursday, and the S&P tech sector is by far the worst performer with less than an hour before trading begins.Apple sits at the top of an immense food chain of tech companies that supply it from Europe, Asia and the U.S., and almost all are being hit hard. STMicroelectronics, based in Paris, plunged 14 per cent. Broadcom Inc. in Silicon Valley dropped 4 per cent, as did the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.In a letter to the company shareholders after the stock market closed Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook traced most of the damage to China, which is squaring off with the U.S. in a trade war just as its economy begins to show signs of slowing.Ten of the 11 S&P sectors are in decline.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Local Youth Liason Officer Goes Back to School

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In September of 2018 the Fort St. John RCMP initiated a pilot project for a Youth Liaison Officer for the Detachment.Constable Chad Neustaeter had been selected for this position for his extensive history in working with youth.Staff Sergeant Steve Perret chose to implement this proactive position as it is part of the RCMP’s strategic priorities. Officer Chad looks for any opportunity to connect with students while visiting various schools. His interactions vary from schools visits, participating in recess activities with the youth, to presenting classes with proactive information on topics that are relevant to their safety.Officer Chad says the interactions with the youth in elementary schools is about Who are the police and what do they do. While Sexting and managing your online presence, are key topics for middle school students, the Party (Preventing Alcohol-Related Trauma in Youth) Program allows him to connect with students in the Senior Secondary Schools.“Although the program is still in its early stages, I am starting to see the benefits already. In the fall, I received feedback from a parent who let me know their children couldn’t stop talking about how I had participated in a game of Tag with them. I am extremely flattered that the youth in our community recognize me and feel comfortable just stopping to say hi.”If anyone has any questions or concerns about this project, please feel free to contact S/Sgt. Steve Perret of the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100. “Youth Involvement is of the RCMP’s national strategic priorities that impact RCMP planning and operations within our community. Our goal is to reduce youth involved in crime, both as victims and/or offenders.”The RCMP say this position will run until June 2019 where it will be re-evaluated at that time to determine its effectiveness and if any modifications will be required.Constable Neustaeter introduces himself to students as Officer Chad.Even though he has almost three years’ experience as a police officer, he comes to the position with 16 years of experience in working with youth.Officer Chad is one of two DARE (Drug Awareness Resistance Education) trained officers at the detachment that is instructing the DARE Program to grade five students.The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge to make safe and responsible choices with the hope of protecting themselves now and in the future.last_img read more

Two criminals involved in 85 heinous cases in Delhi arrested

first_imgNEW DELHI: The special cell of Delhi police has arrested two criminals Shakeel and Rashid involved in almost 85 heinous cases in Delhi. One of them was having a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest. Both were arrested from their rented house in Shahin Bagh, Jamia Nagar, Delhi on April 2.Two semi-automatic pistols of .32 along with 8 live cartridges have been recovered from the duo.During surveillance, it was found that Shakeel was wanted in three fresh cases. He was having a reward of Rs 50,000 in a case of armed dacoity, committed on September 17, 2018 in broad daylight in the area of Jagatpuri. In this dacoity, Shakeel along with his 5/6 associates had waylaid a businessman and his employee in Old Arjun Nagar area and tried to rob them at gunpoint. When victims resisted, gang members opened fire and injured Ram Sewak. They robbed Rs 15 lakh from them and fled from the scene. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”He also disclosed that he along with Rashid and other associate burgled the house of the famous poet Ashok Chakradhar in the area of Sarita Vihar and took cash and valuables from the house, but his awards and medals luckily remained intact. Shakeel is facing trial in many criminal cases in various courts but he is not appearing in these cases,” said PS Kushwah, DCP Special cell. Arrested Shakeel and Rashid were thoroughly interrogated. It is revealed in the interrogation that Shakeel is previously involved in more than 70 cases of dacoity, robbery, snatching, extortion, kidnapping, attempt to murder, assault on police, hurt, arms act etc. Arrested accused Rashid is previously involved in more than 15 cases of various nature including murder, dacoity, arms act, rape, burglary.last_img read more

HC brings RWAS registered societies within RTI purview

first_imgGurugram: The Punjab and Haryana High Court in its recent order has directed that all residential societies registered under the Haryana Regulation and Registration of Societies Act (HRRS), 2012, have to become fully compliant with the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, by July 2.The directions were given in a civil writ petition — Saraswati Welfare Association Vs. Pradeep Kumar Raparia and others. The petition challenged an order of the State Information Commission (SIC), Haryana, directing all RWAs registered under the 2012 Act to implement RTI, which was given on a complaint by Raparia. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAn order to this effect was has been sent to the principal secretary, the chief secretary, and the registrar general of societies, Haryana. The order makes it mandatory for all residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) in the state to appoint a public information officer (PIO) responsible for communication coordination and a first appellate authority designated to hear appeals. Various societies and RWAs registered under the HRRS Act, though obliged to provide information in response to RTI requests, have not been proactive about the same, allege RTI activists. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”This is because there is no formal system in place for sharing information, such as appointing PIOs or appellate authorities,” said city-based RTI activist Aseem Takyar. These will now have to be appointed in two months once the state gives instructions. The advantage of the ruling is that RWAs will have to become more transparent about their finances, and can no longer hide any information about their books, Takyar added. It is important to note that there have been various complaints of how the residential societies in Gurugram are not using the maintenance funds to its proper use. “Due to various residential societies in Gurugram and people pay maintenance for upkeep of common areas, street lights, etc., several RWAs have become money syphoning machines. They lack transparency and accountability. It takes years to get information on how much has been spent on what,” said Karan Ahuja, a city resident Even though the 2012 Haryana society act states that RWAs are liable to provide information under RTI, most RWAs claimed they were non-governmental organisations, making the extraction of information extremely difficult. I’m glad about the clarification in the high court’s order. Now, RTI responses will help resolve many issues,” said Abhay Puniya, who has been active with various city RWAs for 20 years.last_img read more

Lauding G8 resolve to tackle food crisis UN urges practical steps to

Welcoming the commitment shown by the leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) leading industrialized nations at their summit in Japan to combat the global food crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has called for practical steps to alleviate hunger for millions around the globe.“What we have seen at the G-8 summit is the resolve to help protect the poorest from the devastating effect of high food prices and to find long term solutions to the food crisis,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.“We need to follow through with practical measures that can make a real difference in addressing urgent hunger needs throughout the world,” she added.WFP has been calling for concerted global action to address the effects of high food prices on the poor, including un-earmarked donations that give the agency greater flexibility for procuring and pre-positioning food for the hungry, the lifting of export restrictions on all humanitarian food purchases, and urgent consideration of the possible need for humanitarian global grain reserves.“We are living in unusual times, and this requires practical solutions now if we are going to confront the challenges we face,” Ms. Sheeran stated. “The G-8 expressed resolve, which I welcome. Now comes the hard part: solving problems and reaching as many hungry people as possible in as sustainable a way as possible.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who attended the summit in Hokkaido, Japan, told reporters in New York today that he appreciated the endorsement by the G-8 of the Comprehensive Framework for Action, created by his High-Level Task Force, to address the global food crisis.“In addition to addressing immediate needs, we must also use this opportunity to address the structural roots of the crisis,” he said, highlighting the need to boost both public and private funding for agricultural production and research.Mr. Ban pointed out that G-8 leaders in Hokkaido called for a contribution of an additional $10 billion for this purpose, but noted that the Task Force’s Agreement sets the need at over $25 billion annually. 10 July 2008Welcoming the commitment shown by the leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) leading industrialized nations at their summit in Japan to combat the global food crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has called for practical steps to alleviate hunger for millions around the globe. read more

Grocer Loblaw Companies Ltd focusing on smaller stores highquality fresh food

Grocer Loblaw Companies Ltd. focusing on smaller stores, high-quality fresh food The head of Loblaw Companies, the country’s largest supermarket chain, said Thursday that savvy shoppers are no longer just looking to pay the lowest prices they can for food.Galen G. Weston, the company’s executive chairman and newly named president, said Thursday that data from its latest quarter showed that customers are willing to pay more if they can get a wide assortment of high quality fresh food.“Early indications across the board suggest that when we put the right proposition in front of the customer, price is not the biggest determinant of what they choose to buy,” Weston said after Loblaw released quarterly financial results.Weston said that shelling out more for produce is a trend that can be tracked across nearly all of the grocer’s banners, including at its discount chain, No Frills.Loblaw is currently navigating its way through a competitive time in the grocery industry, with U.S. entrants like Target, Amazon and Walmart trying to lure away customers with lower prices and low-cost or free shipping.On top of that, the food retailer is also facing inflationary pressure with the rising cost of beef and produce. Weston said the company absorbed some of the cost difference in the last quarter and didn’t raise prices sharply.Canada’s domestic supermarket giants have responded to increased competition by adding or expanding stores. Last year, Sobeys bought Safeway Canada for $5.8 billion and Loblaw began the process of acquiring Shoppers Drug Mart.The Competition Bureau gave conditional approval of the $12.4-billion Shoppers deal in March but required Loblaw to sell a number of locations — a process that hasn’t been completed.In its latest results, Loblaw (TSX:L) reported a loss of $456 million or $1.13 per share for the three-month period ended June 14. The loss compared with a profit of $177 million, or 63 cents per share in the same quarter of 2013. However, excluding the adjustments related to the Shoppers acquisition and other one-time items, the company said it earned $301 million, or 75 cents per share, for the quarter compared with a profit of $181 million, or 64 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 67 cents per share, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.The grocer said the addition of Shoppers Drug Mart helped boost revenue nearly 40 per cent to $10.3 billion compared with $7.5 billion year-over-year. Sales at Shoppers totalled $2.61 billion in the quarter and its same-store sales increased 2.5 per cent over the second quarter of 2013.For the second quarter, Loblaw said the square footage of its supermarkets grew by about one per cent, below the industry rate of three per cent. Despite this, the company reported retail sales were up 1.6 per cent and same-store sales were up 1.8 per cent.Although it’s actively working at reducing the square-footage at its Real Canadian Superstores, Loblaw said it will continue to open smaller, more high-end “Inspired” locations like the one inside Toronto’s Maple Leaf GardensIt currently operates 19 of these stores, mostly in Ontario and Quebec, and said they’ve been well-received by a wider audience than initially thought. The company hasn’t committed to how many more locations it will open, but guessed that figure will sit around 50.The growth in sales can partly be attributed to the company’s focus on utilizing one of its “greatest strengths”: its loyalty programs, which help it collect important sales data so it can offer tailored discounts to repeat customers. The Shoppers Optimum program has more than 10 million active members, while the PC Plus program has more than six million members.RBC analyst Irene Nattel said Loblaw delivered better than expected results by “ticking all the boxes investors are looking for.”In addition to Shoppers Drug Mart and its main grocery store business, which includes several other banners, Loblaw also operates the clothing line Joe Fresh, real estate trust Choice Properties and financial services division President’s Choice Financial.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 24, 2014 8:44 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Academy to be used as blueprint for whole of manufacturing

‘The Automotive Academy is a blueprint for what we want to see across the whole of manufacturing, with higher skills bringing more efficient business. Skills are key to Britain winning in the global economy.’ That was the message given at the fourth Automotive Academy Annual Lecture on 7 December by Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Alistair Darling. One of the key companies that has worked closely with the Academy is Toyota and the audience was treated to a revealing speech from Mr Fujio Cho, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Company. Mr Cho reflected on his 45 years with the organisation. He described his early involvement with the principles of kaizen continuous improvement and emphasised the importance of embracing the values and philosophy behind the training, saying that to be effective it is important to ‘walk the talk’. In his introduction speech, Joe Greenwell, Academy Chairman and Ford Motor Company’s Vice-President responsible for Government Affairs in Europe, said that he was proud of the vision and goals of the Academy and that it had set ‘World-class standards in cost, quality and production’. He also announced its transition into the National Manufacturing Skills Academy (NMSA) over the next few months, saying, ‘I look forward to seeing the NMSA extending this quality of delivery across the manufacturing base’. Speaking to a packed audience of MPs, peers and senior industry executives in the House of Commons, Mr Darling said, ‘The Automotive Academy has been a success story since we set it up in 2003. It has helped companies to adapt to change, to tackle the challenges of global competition and to reduce pollution. The same service will still be on offer from the new Skills Academy. From January, the rest of manufacturing will start to benefit from the success of programmes pioneered in the car industry.’ Speaking afterwards, Dr Alan Begg, Academy chief executive said, ‘This transition process is the vehicle to take the Automotive Academy’s business model forward, building on our success and extending what we have done to a wider audience.’ The National Manufacturing Skills Academy will officially be launched on 25 January 2007.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Home Players Enjoy Luck Of The Draw At Australian Open

The draw ceremony last week for the Australian Open turned into a draw celebration for the hosts: Australian tennis players got relatively easy matchups in the first round. Their draws were among the most favorable for a host country’s players since Grand Slam tournaments started awarding prize money in 1968. And so far the Aussies have taken advantage, with three men in the third round for the first time since 2004.Host nations’ national tennis associations run the Grand Slam events, and organizers like to be able to showcase home players. So, a draw like this year’s might look suspicious. But there’s no evidence that hosts rig draws in favor of their players. If anything, home-nation players have had rougher matchups than you’d expect by random chance.The difference is small, but the toughest Slam, even including this year’s draw, has been Australia’s. Last year’s was as tough as this year’s was easy, a point hinted at by Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia, at the draw ceremony last week.Draw luck matters a lot in Grand Slam tennis, because most players are placed randomly. In each of the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, just 1 in 4 players gets a seed, which governs roughly — though not precisely — where they’re placed in the first round. The other three-quarters of players could go anywhere. One-third of them have to face a seed, including one unlucky soul who worked all year to make the tournament, only to face the top seed. The other two-thirds get to play another unseeded player.The winners of those matchups get a seeded player in the second round, unless that favorite was upset in the first round. For unseeded players struggling to make ends meet, good draw luck at one of these lucrative events could mean their biggest paycheck of the year.The draw has been so favorable to Australians that three men have reached third-round matches Friday without having to face an opponent with a Top 20 seed. Two of them face each other, which means an Australian man will reach the fourth round for the first time since 2012.That kind of home advantage has been more the exception than the norm. I checked by looking at men’s singles draws back to 1968 and women’s singles draws back to 1981 at all four Grand Slam tournaments, as provided by Jeff Sackmann, who runs tennisabstract.com. The draw sizes and number of seeds varied in the earliest years in the data set. I tossed the draws that had first-round byes and focused only on unseeded players, because they’re the ones most subject to draw luck. I also excluded host-nation players who made their way through the qualifying draw, because they’re usually slotted in after the rest of the draw has been set. Then for each event, I compared how many seeded opponents the home players could have expected to draw in the first round with how many they did.For instance, this year, with a 128-player draw and 32 seeds, each unseeded player had a 1-in-3 chance of drawing a seed in the first round. Eight Australian men and six Australian women were unseeded and reached the main draw without having to play the qualifying tournament. Just two of them drew seeded opponents in the first round. On average, we’d have expected four and two-thirds of them to draw seeded opponents.That makes this year’s Australian Open one of the luckiest draws for the hosts in our data set of 178 Grand Slam events. Just twice was there both a bigger ratio and a bigger gap between expected and actual seeds drawn: at the 2003 Australian Open, when unseeded home players got two seeded opponents instead of the expected five, and at Wimbledon in 2001, when unseeded British players drew just one seed instead of the expected four and two-thirds.But there is no nefarious pattern here. Last year’s Australian Open was one of the worst for hosts, whose unseeded players could have expected to draw 4.5 seeded opponents but instead drew eight. Wimbledon in 2002 was one of the toughest for hosts, a year after the cushy draw. And the favorable 2003 Australian Open draw followed two straight unfavorable ones for the hosts.Overall in the data set, home-nation unseeded players have drawn 4 percent more seeded opponents in the first round than expected by chance. That’s probably a fluke, particularly for the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, where the difference between actual and expected seeded opponents is in the narrow range between -1 percent to 6 percent. The Australian Open has been the toughest for home players, with 16 percent more seeded opponents than expected. It would take a few more draws like this year’s to even that out. read more

For Ohio State mens lacrosse FOGO role an area of expertise

Football has the kicker, baseball the relief pitcher and soccer the defensive midfielder. They are specialty players who have a focus, a certain set of skills that set them apart from the rest. They aren’t always the flashiest players, but what they bring to the team, if only for a play or two, can be the difference between a win and a loss. For lacrosse, that position is known as the faceoff get-off, or more colloquially, the FOGO. What is a FOGO? “Basically the game of facing off is a player for a team comes out to the middle of the field (the X) and is trying to gain possession of the ball for his team,” said Trey Wilkes, senior midfielder and primary FOGO for the Buckeyes. “In theory, if a faceoff guy can go out and win the ball for his team every time, it’s kind of like ‘make it, take it’ in basketball.” Assistant coach Jamison Koesterer was a faceoff player when he was at Johns Hopkins and said he sees the position continue to develop into a specialty area. “It’s kind of transformed into an area of expertise. Guys have really started to focus and buckle down and create a specialty position if you will. I think you’re starting to see more and more guys become comfortable not just being faceoff get-off, but stay and play a little offense,” Koesterer said. “Obviously if you have a dynamic player that can face off with a good stick, that’s a solid athlete that can play defense, it allows you to do more from a coaching perspective.” Koesterer said in lacrosse, the more opportunities there are for a team to be on offense, the more likely it is to earn the victory. “Having possession of the ball in a game like lacrosse where the ball is moving up and down the field is extremely important,” Wilkes said. “There is a lot of technique, there’s a finesse side to facing off, but there’s also a physical side, and it’s just having a balance of that aggression and balance at the same time.” Since the players aren’t a regular part of the offensive or defensive rotations, a FOGO has to prepare differently than others on the team, Wilkes said. “I try to focus more on myself individually and try not to worry as much about my opponent. I feel like throughout the week if I can work on the things that I do really well, I can kind of leave the game in my hands,” Wilkes said. Another FOGO for the Buckeyes, junior defender Darius Bowling, doesn’t fit the bill of the typical faceoff player. Though Bowling still takes his turn attempting to win his team the ball, he also plays on the defensive side of the ball as a long stick. But his defensive focus shows facing off at the X doesn’t mean a player can’t also be a standout in other positions. “For me it’s just kind of making it a scrum (ground ball). I would think that I’m pretty good at ground balls, so if I could make it a scrum, I would have a pretty good chance at getting it,” Bowling said. “So during the week I try to make sure that I’m in a good stance. That’s the most important thing for me is my stance.” Unlike their counterparts, such as attackers who score handfuls of goals or goalies who rack up saves, FOGOs fly under the radar. Their names are rarely in game recaps, despite their vital contributions to their team’s success. “They don’t get a lot of accolades. When you find them in the postgame report, it’s usually when they’re 70 percent or better, when they’re really dominating,” Koesterer said. “But when we come across a great faceoff player and we neutralize him, make it a 50-50 battle, even though we don’t get the headlines, it’s a win in our book.” Though they might not be household names or team MVPs, there is no doubting what a FOGO means to his lacrosse team. read more

Travel notice issued for The Bahamas by the CDC

first_img Related Items:cdc issue travel notice for the Bahamas, dr. perry gomez, zika recorded in The Bahamas Universal Health Insurance Commits to being Affordable Ministry of Health Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFrom the region, The CDC has now issued a travel notice for The Bahamas because the country has recorded its first case of locally transmitted Zika Virus.The local transmission is reported in Nassau, which is the economic, government and tourism center of The Bahamas.  Bahamian Health officials on Monday confirmed that four cases of Zika have been confirmed for New Providence, 83 suspected cases are on wait and see and within that group; eight are pregnant women.Dr Perry Gomez, Health Minister said the expectant mothers are being treated and are doing well; their cases are said to be a originating from a mix of travel and local transmission. Recommended for youlast_img read more

Consultant presents Natl Skills Audit to TCI Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 1, 2017 – Providenciales – The National Skills Audit is completed and Cabinet approved its publication in the next Gazette.    Justine Pierre of Dunn, Pierre, Barnett and Associates, which was contracted for the work made the presentation of the completed study and survey.This report was commissioned under the Rufus Ewing led administration to expose, scientifically, the true skill needs in the country.   The audit results were pegged to direct policy in a number of areas, most notable during the launch in May 2016, the then Minister of Education had said the Audit would reveal if the Turks and Caicos truly needed a stand-alone trade school.last_img read more

AlexanderArnold hopes to end his career at Liverpool

first_imgThe rising Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed his hopes of remaining at Anfield for the rest of his career, expressing his gratitude to the fansAlready established himself as an essential first-team member, the Liverpool youth product has played a notable role in Merseysiders’ last season Champions League run to the big final.Alexander-Arnold has so far registered a total of 54 outings for the Reds ever since he broke into the first-team back in 2016. In his third Premier League season, the 20-year-old right-back already collected seven appearances, having provided an assist in the process.When asked about his situation at Anfield, the versatile England international said:“There is nowhere else I’d rather be than Liverpool,” he told The Times.“Somewhere I want to stay for the rest of my career is Liverpool. It’s what I’ve always dreamed of. Liverpool are special.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s completely down to the fans. Whether we are winning or losing we always have their love.“I remember Istanbul [the 2005 Champions League final]. Only Liverpool could fight back from 3-0 down.“The players said they could hear You’ll Never Walk Alone at half-time.“Not many teams’ fans would still be there, singing their hearts out at 3-0 down, after making a long trip to Turkey.“A lot of teams’ fans might have left early, tried to get an early flight home, but not Liverpool fans, we stay to the end.”last_img read more

Dele Alli ruled out until March

first_imgTottenham midfielder Dele Alli is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines with the club confirming he is out until early March after suffering a hamstring injury.Alli, 22, suffered the injury during Spurs’ 2-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.And Spurs official website confirmed the extent of the injury following the scans and diagnosis.“Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that Dele Alli has suffered a hamstring strain.“The injury forced the England midfielder to be substituted in the closing stages of Sunday’s 2-1 win at Fulham.“Dele will now undergo a period of rehabilitation with our medical staff, with the expectation of returning to training in early March.”The England forward is now set to miss some of Spurs’ key fixtures, including the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Chelsea on Thursday, the Champions League last 16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund and the Premier League game away to Chelsea.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.His involvement in the Premier League match against north London rivals Arsenal and the Champions League second leg against Dortmund at the beginning of March is also in doubt.The former MK Dons star could also miss the Carabao Cup final on February 24, should Spurs get past Chelsea in the semi-finals this week.Some of the matches Dele Alli looks set to miss after being sidelined with a hamstring injury:Chelsea (A) – League Cup SFPalace (A) – FA Cup 4th roundDortmund (H) – Champions LeagueChelsea (A) – Premier LeagueArsenal (H) – Premier LeagueDortmund (A) – Champions League🙁 pic.twitter.com/NszokGZdUu— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 22, 2019last_img read more

Hearst Tries Employee Discount Tactic

first_imgGeneral Motors made headlines a few years ago when it offered customers cars at the “You Pay What We Pay” employee rate—and GM saw spike in auto sales as a result. Makes sense.But those were cars. Surely, Hearst isn’t charging its own employees for copies of its magazines, are they? Things haven’t gotten that bad, have they? I mean, have they? Rifling through my local coupon mailer the other day (I was looking for one for Garnier Fructis, naturally), I came across an unusual offer from Hearst’s Country Living: I e-mailed Hearst for clarification, and will post their response here when I get it. In the meantime, has anyone else heard of any other magazines charging employees for subscriptions? And, moreso, marketing those “savings” to potential subscribers?UPDATE: Here’s what Hearst says: “Hearst doesn’t charge employees for comp copies distributed in the office, but like most magazine publishing houses, we do offer special rates to employees who want to order subscriptions as gifts or for themselves.  Also, to clarify, the Country Living promotion is specific to the magazine and is not a corporate offer across all Hearst titles. This particular promotion is confined to newspaper ads to generate a small number of subscriptions.  It is not a widespread practice.”last_img read more

Chopper scam Delhi HC dismisses anticipatory bail plea of Ratul

first_imgNew Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in a money-laundering case related to the AgustaWestland chopper scam, saying his custodial interrogation was “required for an effective investigation”. Justice Sunil Gaur said that Puri was evasive in his replies during questioning by the probe agency, ED, and it was evident from witness statements provided to the court that he was trying to influence them. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us “This court is of the prima facie opinion that custodial interrogation of petitioner (Puri) is required for an effective investigation… Upon considering this case in entirety, this court finds that grant of pre- arrest bail to the petitioner would stall the effective investigation in the case,” the court said. It also said that mere attachment of his property in income tax proceedings would not justify grant of pre-arrest bail to him. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us The order came after the court earlier on Tuesday heard arguments on behalf of Puri and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which opposed the anticipatory bail plea. Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi, representing ED, said Puri was evasive in his replies to the agency during investigations and his answers were ex-facie misleading. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Puri, argued that he was cooperating in the investigation and legal malice and vendetta was writ large in the agency’s conduct. Advertise With Us Puri, in his plea through advocate Vijay Aggarwal, had challenged the August 6 order of the trial court dismissing his anticipatory bail plea. On August 9, the trial court issued a non bailable warrant against Puri on ED’s plea. ED arrested Puri this morning in another bank loan fraud case. Puri, a businessman, is an accused in a money laundering case related to the now scrapped Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal. The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the purchase of 12 VVIP choppers from Italy-based Finmeccanica’s British subsidiary AgustaWestland. The deal was scrapped by the NDA government in 2014 over the alleged breach of contractual obligations and charges of payment of kickbacks for securing the deal. According to the ED, Puri’s role surfaced after deportation of another AgustaWestland case accused Rajeev Saxena on January 31 from the UAE and the arrest of Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged defence agent. Saxena has turned approver in the court and is out on bail.last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 gets teased again with big battery stunning design details

first_imgHaving garnered huge response for the Redmi Note 7 series, Xiaomi is all set to bring the all-new Redmi Y3 series in India next week on April 24.Now, the company in a bid to drum up excitement among fans has teased a couple of key features coming in the new Redmi Y3 phone. In the newly tweeted message, Xiaomi has confirmed that the new phone will have 4,000mAh, that’s 33-percent more than its predecessor, which by the way had 3,000mAh cell. Xiaomi Redmi Y3’s shell teased on TwitterRedmi India/Twitter (screen-grab)This is welcome upgrade, as the Redmi Y3 will be able to serve the owner easily for a whole day mixed usage and if it comes with a good processor, it can last longer and be able long video viewing experience and also watch entire IPL match live on the phone and have still more juice left before you can finally retire for the day.In another teaser, Xiaomi has hinted that the Redmi Y3 will come with aura design language on the back and it looks gorgeous with different vivid colours pop-up when viewed in a different angle. Xiaomi is all set to launch the new Redmi Y3 in India next weekRedmi India/Twitter (screen-grab)As far as other details are concerned, Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is confirmed to house a 32MP selfie camera, expected to come with a dot-notch display with most probably HD+ resolution and 2Pi water splash resistant coating similar to the Redmi Note 7 series. On the back, it is said to sport a dual-camera and a fingerprint sensor.The Redmi Y2 (review) successor will most probably run Android Pie-based MIUI 10 OS and come in 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage variants.As far as pricing is concerned, Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is likely to cost less than Rs 10,000.In a related development, Xiaomi has announced that the company has sold more than 7 million units of Redmi Y since its conception in 2017 and going by the expected specifications and teased features, the Redmi Y3 is expected to help Xiaomi to push the sale to 10 million by the end of 2019 or early 2020. Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Closelast_img read more

France Britain angered by Trump speech

first_imgDonald TrumpUS president Donald Trump caused anger in France and Britain by suggesting looser gun laws could have helped prevent deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 and linking knife crime in London to a handgun ban.In a speech to the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday, Trump mimicked the shooting of victims in the Paris rampage and said if civilians had been armed “it would have been a whole different story.” The French government issued its strongest criticism of Trump since he took office and one minister urged the leader to apologise, at a time when President Emmanuel Macron has been reinforcing bilateral ties following a state visit.“France expresses its firm disapproval of President Trump’s comments about the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, 2015 and demands that the memory of the victims be respected,” the foreign office said in a statement.“France is proud to be a country where acquiring and carrying firearms is strictly regulated.”French fmnance minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped Trump “would come back on his words and express regret”.“His comments are shocking and not worthy of the president of the world’s greatest superpower,” Le Maire told BFM television on Sunday.Other French politicians, including the mayor of Paris, took issue with Trump’s comments, after he acted out the scene of the massacre by Islamist assailants at Paris’ Bataclan concert hall, where 90 of the 130 victims of the attacks died.“They took their time and gunned them down one by one. Boom! Come over here. Boom! Come over here. Boom!,” Trump said, using his hands in a gun gesture.Francois Hollande, who was French president at the time, said on Twitter Trump’s remarks were “shameful” and “obscene”.‘KNIVES, KNIVES, KNIVES, KNIVES’Trauma surgeons in London, meanwhile, said Trump had missed the point when, in the same speech, he linked knife crime there to an absence of guns.Comments by Trump have caused upset before in Britain. Relations with Prime Minister Theresa May cooled last year after she criticised him for retweeting anti-Islam videos by a British far-right group.Trump, who is due to visit Britain on July 13, told NRA members that a “once very prestigious” London hospital, which he did not name, had become overwhelmed with knife attack victims.“They don’t have guns. They have knives and instead there’s blood all over the floors of this hospital,” he said. “They say it’s as bad as a military war zone hospital. Knives, knives, knives, knives,” he said, making stabbing gestures.London suffered a spike in knife crime early this year, and saw more murders during February and March than New York.Last month, trauma surgeon Martin Griffiths told the BBC some of his colleagues had likened the Royal London Hospital in east London where he works to the former British military base Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.But on Saturday he indicated Trump had drawn the wrong conclusion from his remarks.Griffiths posted his comment next to an animation of a stick figure with the phrase “The Point” flying over its head and also linked to a statement on the hospital’s website by fellow trauma surgeon Karim Brohi.“There is more we can all do to combat this violence, but to suggest guns are part of the solution is ridiculous. Gunshot wounds are at least twice as lethal as knife injuries and more difficult to repair,” Brohi said in the statement on Saturday.Britain’s government effectively banned handgun ownership in England, Scotland and Wales after a school shooting in 1996.last_img read more

Large scale qubit generation for quantum computing

first_img Pfister is a physics professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Working with Matthew Pysher, Yoshichika Miwa, Reihaneh Shahrokhshani, and Russell Bloomer, Pfister is using quadripartite cluster entanglement in order to make a breakthrough in the scalability for the number of qubits available for use in a quantum computer. The work is presented in Physical Review Letters: “Parallel Generation of Quadripartite Cluster Entanglement in the Optical Frequency Comb.”“There are several ways to make qubits with light,” Pfister explains. “One is to use a resonant mode of a cavity. A single laser cavity has millions of harmonic modes, and if you can design it, your scalability problem is solved.”The team at the University of Virginia made use of an optical frequency comb in their design to emit light fields that to be used as qubits. “We excite a great number of them. These are Qmodes, and can be used as qubits. I can control where I put them, and then also entangle them,” Pfister says. “We use a two-photon emission medium, putting one photon in a given frequency, and the other in another. The Qmodes are well separated in frequency.”Since the set up allows for entanglement, it is possible for Pfister and his colleagues to create a cluster entangled state designed especially for quantum computing. “Our design has correlations for all the qubits, and you can do measurements on them and implement quantum gates for one-way quantum computing,” Pfister says.Pfister points out that quantum computers of this sort cannot actually replace classical computers. However, quantum computers can be used for processing some types of information faster. “This is an attractive model for experiments that need cluster states. The big deal is that we got all these little quantum registers, and the entanglement is remarkably consistent.”The next step, Pfister says, is to entangle the already-entangled qubits into a bigger register. “It requires additional complexity to entangle them all together, and we’re on our way to this. We have shown that our control of entanglement is pretty good, but we need even better control to make entangled sets bigger than four.”Pfister thinks that the results of this experiment will result in increased interest in Qmodes of light. “People will start thinking differently about Qmodes of light,” he says. “We are driving the field, and hopefully we’ll make them on a single large scale, rather then make many small scale ones. Once that happens we will be ready to start with quantum processing.”“There are a lot of tools available right now to make qubits, and this is one of them,” Pfister continues. “Our experiment shows a great potential for scaling up the number of entangled qubits that can be used in quantum processing. We are another step closer.” More information: Matthew Pysher, Yoshichika Miwa, Reihaneh Shahrokshahi, Russell Bloomer, and Olivier Pfister, “Parallel Generation of Quadripartite Cluster Entanglement in the Optical Frequency Comb,” Physical Review Letters (2011). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.030505 Measuring light and vacuum fluctuations from a time flow perspective (PhysOrg.com) — “Many people are trying to build a quantum computer,” Olivier Pfister tells PhysOrg.com. “One to the problems, though, is that you need hundreds of thousands of qubits. So far, scalability has been something of a problem, since generating that many qubits is difficult.” Explore furthercenter_img 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. 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. Citation: Large scale qubit generation for quantum computing (2011, July 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-large-scale-qubit-quantum.htmllast_img read more