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Stepping Up to Address Wind-Wildlife Impacts

first_imgEfforts lead to better sitingWhile it is true that we have much more to learn in terms of wind energy’s impact on wildlife, and notably sensitive bird and bat populations, recent studies have helped identify focus areas and provide initial answers leading to better siting of wind projects before irreversible impacts occur. These combined efforts in turn fuel technological advancements that can decrease overall impacts to sensitive species — advancements such as new deterrence technologies.Wind energy is not only proving to be a boon for job creation and addressing climate change, but it is also setting a precedent for novel and effective collaborative conservation efforts to preserve wildlife and wildlife habitat. With positive outlooks for wind energy ahead, now is the time to double-down on research to address wind-wildlife concerns and partnerships to translate research results into policy and practice. RELATED ARTICLES By KATIE UMEKUBO Report details impacts of wind farmsIn June, AWWI released a comprehensive report summarizing information about the adverse impacts of land-based wind power on wildlife in North America and the status of our knowledge on how to avoid or minimize these impacts. AWWI also outlined research priorities focused on key species — eagles, bats, migratory birds, and prairie grouse — and cumulative impacts, through a National Wind Wildlife Research Plan released in June.Each of the above actions — bringing together stakeholders, assessing what we do know, and prioritizing needed research — is critical to scaling wind energy while protecting wildlife. It is what has helped drive research investments and results towards the species most at risk and where wind industry resources have the greatest conservation gains, for example by incorporating science-based operational protocols and transparent data sharing.Federal agencies have been crucial partners as well. The Department of Energy (DOE) has funded peer-reviewed research through collaborative partnership such as the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative and the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative for more than a decade, research that has propelled industry-wide actions to reduce cut-in speeds for turbines to decrease bat fatalities as just one example. In 2016, DOE provided over $3 million for groundbreaking eagle-impact minimization technology research, and development projects — research that will provide wind project operators with viable and cost-effective tools for reducing potential impacts to eagles. Note: This is part three of a series of blogs highlighting recent progress in onshore and offshore wind energy, as well as discussing some of the continued opportunities, challenges, and threats the industry faces in the near term. The series was originally published by the Natural Resources Defense Council. AWWI recently hosted a listening session in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where leaders in the wind industry and conservation partners shared perspectives on efforts to address wind project siting concerns within the broader context of our shared climate goals. Paralleling great news on both onshore and offshore wind energy development, there’s also been recent progress on tools to make wind project siting more environmentally friendly. And a main driver of this progress can be credited to collaborative efforts between wind industry, wildlife researchers, conservation groups, and state and federal agencies.As with all sources of energy development, potential for adverse impacts to wildlife — and especially individual species and habitats — can occur with increased wind development. Unlike traditional fossil fuel development, though, wind energy has no need to gut our environmental laws to succeed.By focusing on collaborative engagement and independent research to identify, avoid, and properly mitigate for wildlife risks up-front, we can increase wind energy development and protections for our sensitive wildlife species and their habitat.One prime example is the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) — an organization that my colleague, Nathanael Greene, serves on the board for and previously wrote about — which brings together stakeholders to identify and conduct priority research needed to address wind-wildlife issues. U.S. Onshore Wind: Building on a Strong 2016> U.S. Offshore Wind: Major Milestones and a Promising FutureWind Farms Kill Scores of EaglesWind Farms Have Little Impact on Property ValuesStudy Finds Wind Turbines a Lesser Threat to BirdsCommercial-Scale Wind Power Katie Umekubo is a staff attorney with the Southern California Ecosystems Project and the Western Renewable Energy Project with the NRDC.last_img read more

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Sikh Campaigners Seek Release of UK Files on Golden Temple Assault

first_imgIndian government’s attempt to clear militants from Sikh religion’s holiest site in 1984 resulted in hundreds being killed Related Itemslast_img

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Inquirer top 7 UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 5

first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MANILA, Philippines—The first half of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament has come to an end.This is the point where teams are starting to position themselves to be legitimate title contenders or just lousy pretenders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAteneo has so far taken pole position at the end of the first round with a 6-1 record but defending champion De La Salle and University of Santo Tomas are right behind with the two teams tied at the No. 2 spot with 5-2 records.University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University found themselves stuck in a tough race with both teams sharing fourth place with 4-3 cards. Jalen Green dazzles in FilAm Sports rout of AusPinoy in NBTC National Finals Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving The Lady Bulldogs have six rookies this season, including injured setter Joyme Cagande, but this week saw two of them shine the brightest.As Nierva anchored NU’s defense, Princess Robles was the one leading the offense.Robles was crucial in the Lady Bulldogs’ 1-1 campaign this week as she averaged 17.5 points in those two games.And it wasn’t just this week that Robles produced stellar numbers, she ended the first round at the No. 5 spot in the Best Scorers table with a total of 101 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Despite sharing the same role as rookie Jolina Dela Cruz, Tiamzon has coexisted fairly well with her younger teammate.The Lady Spikers had a quick affair on Saturday, taking care of FEU in straight sets, 25-15, 25-19, 26-24, and Tiamzon wasn’t only the team’s offensive leader as she was also the emotional chief.Tiamzon took the mantle from injured captain Desiree Cheng last week and she continued being that de facto leader even when their skipper returned to the floor.Her 13 points in La Salle’s win over the Lady Tamaraws seemed like an icing on the cake for Tiamzon’s true value within the Lady Spikers.6. Ponggay Gaston (Ateneo de Manila University, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/APonggay Gaston. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKat Tolentino has been the one receiving much of the praise for Ateneo’s success in the outside hitter position in the past four weeks of the tournament.This week, though, Ponggay Gaston showed that she could also be the main factor within the Lady Eagles’ offense.Gaston, who was overlooked for much of the season, had a solid week for the Lady Eagles averaging 13 points in Ateneo’s two wins.7. Princess Robles (National University, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/APrincess Robles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNierva isn’t the only rookie making a splash at NU. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Enter NU’s Jennifer Nierva.The Lady Bulldogs went 1-1 this week, which was the key factor why Nierva wasn’t named Player of the Week, and a huge part of that split was the rookie libero’s near impenetrable ground game.Nierva averaged 27.5 excellent digs and 29.5 successful receptions this week.4. Eya Laure (University of Santo Tomas, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 3Last week: No.1Eya Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEya Laure had to settle for the No. 4 spot after UST played only one game this week.Laure, though, was still impressive in her own right putting up 15 points against UE and her production created a ripple effect bigger than what she did on the match itself.The rookie finished the first round with a total of 117 points making her the second leading scorer behind teammate Rondina.Now talk about a golden duo.5. Tin Tiamzon (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/ATin Tiamzon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle played just one game this week and Tin Tiamzon used that lone match to show that she’s still one of the Lady Spikers’ most viable options. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte National University may be at a humble 2-5 for the No. 6 seed but that win-loss record won’t reflect the Lady Bulldogs’ talent and they could very well cause problems for Final Four contenders in the next round.At the tailend of the race are University of the East and Adamson University with both teams at 1-6.With that out of the way, here are the seven players that made the last week of the first round such a joy to watch.1. Bea De Leon (Ateneo de Manila University, middle blocker)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/ABea de Leon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBea De Leon was on a slump in the tournament’s first four weeks posting meager production of just six points a game in the Ateneo’s first five games, although the Lady Eagles went 4-1 in that stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Week 5, though, was a different playing field for De Leon as she not only snap out of her funk, she did it in style.De Leon had her first double-digit scoring games this week as she led Ateneo to a pair of wins to finish with a 6-1 mark at the end of the first round. Her performance also earned her the Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps UAAP Player of the Week citation.The fifth-year Lady Eagle soared this week posting an average of 13.5 points in the two outings against NU and Adamson.2. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 3Last week: No.2Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s no denying that Cherry Rondina is the league’s most potent scorer.Rondina and the Golden Tigresses had just one game this week and the 5-foot-6 dynamo showed just how lethal she is on the offensive end with 17 points in a straight sets win over University of the East, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20.That production, which was well within her 17.4 average, made Rondina the league’s leading scorer at the end of the first round with a total of 122 points.3. Jennifer Nierva (National University, libero)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AJennifer Nierva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThis year’s rookie class is positioning itself as arguably the best batch since 2012 saw Ara Galang and Alyssa Valdez burst into the UAAP scene.A certain youngster in UST may be capturing the limelight with her scoring prowess but there’s one Lady Bulldog slowly making her name in the collegiate scene through her impressive defense. 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Asia Cup T20: Mashrafe Mortaza happy with Bangladesh’s new attitude

first_imgBangladesh’s limited-overs skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza believes the team is heading in the right direction in Twenty20 cricket. Bangladesh started their T20 journey with a win in 2006. They moved beyond the group phase in the inaugural edition of the World T20 in 2007. But they have had little to show in the shortest form of the game since then, reports bdnews24.com.They have managed to win just 15 of their 51 matches in total, with victories against Zimbabwe, West Indies and Pakistan among the Test-playing teams. Bangladesh lost two matches against Zimbabwe in a drawn series last month. The Netherlands and Hong Kong too have beaten Bangladesh in the 20-over format.Mortaza and his men did not stand a chance against India in the Asia Cup opener on Wednesday. But the captain is unwilling to compare the 45-run defeat to Bangladesh’s past performances.”We are on the right path. T20 is not a game where you can do well everyday but we are improving. If we keep playing like this, I believe we can reach a good position. Changes are not possible overnight. We used to think we don’t play well in this format. At least that attitude has changed,” Mortaza said.Bangladesh will play the United Arab Emirates in their second Asia Cup tie here on Friday. Mortaza is keen on bouncing back from their defeat.”We didn’t do well in the first match but still have at least three more matches ahead. We should definitely take it a match at a time. Hopefully we can do something good if we can maintain the way we are playing,” said the skipper.advertisementlast_img read more

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New weapon unveiled

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “We’ve been a team that’s very schizophrenic—playing one good half, then a bad half,” he said. “To play San Miguel and Magnolia back-to-back is an incredible challenge.”Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia tangle in the 6:45 p.m. contest, with both teams jockeying for a spot in the upper half of the draw.The Hotshots, who are coming off back-to-back losses, shoot for a resurgence as well, with import Romeo Travis rejoining the fold after nursing an injured ankle and the flu.Meanwhile, tournament leader TNT (7-0) shipped Brian Heruela to Blackwater for Mike DiGregorio in a bid to bolster its weapons for another crack at a title.“Three-point shooting is a huge part of our offense,” KaTropa coach Bong Ravena told the Inquirer. “We have identified Mike as one of the most consistent shooters from that distance in the league.”ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments San Miguel Beer gets to test its latest weapon for its Triple Crown bid when it tackles Columbian on Sunday in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The 4-1 Beermen unveil Mo Tautuaa following a trade that shipped another No. 1 overall pick in Christian Standhardinger to NorthPort last week.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuecenter_img Becoming his own man This jewelry designer is also an architect “[Coach Leo Austria] wants me to complement June Mar [Fajardo], make sure we can space the floor a little differently for him,” Tautuaa said shortly after the team’s practice on Saturday.“I think [I’m going] off the bench, as I can tell from practice. But I’m not worried about that,” he added. “What I’m worried about is making sure I fit in and bring what I can to the table.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Beermen shoot for a win over the 3-3 Dyip in the 4:30 p.m. contest, looking to tie NLEX in second place and rebound from last week’s tough loss to Barangay Ginebra.Speaking of the crowd darlings, coach Tim Cone is just relieved that his charges are able to gain some sort of consistency—one that they need exactly in this stretch. “We’re sad to see Brian go,” added active consultant Mark Dickel, who stressed that opening up options for TNT is its paramount concern.“Having a weapon like Mike means our other players will be more open,” he said of the streak-shooting guard, who has been shooting 65 percent from deep in six games here.“In order to get a really good player, you have to give a really good player up,” Dickel added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers With Kawhi out West, Bucks and Sixers fancied in Eastlast_img read more

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SPORT-BOX-REVAMP 2 LAST

first_imgVijender said getting a new foreign coach in the national Vijender said getting a new foreign coach in the national camp would not be a bad idea at this stage. “Dont we go out to study? Then whats the harm in getting foreign expertise to our national camp. If there are people out there who are good and have the credentials, what is the harm in trying them out?” asked the celebrated boxer, who was also the first Indian to win a World Championships medal back in 2009. “We also need people with expertise in sports medicine because boxing is a contact sport. We need experts in mental conditioning to deal with the psychological aspect of boxing. And we need a massive change in our training pattern. Why cant we explore places other than Patiala for training? Whats the harm in having camps at high altitude places like Leh-Ladakh,” he pointed out. Akhil also felt that the national camp can be held occasionally at places like Shilaroo in Himachal Pradesh. “I remember a camp being held there once and it was a good experience, I dont know why it wasnt considered again. High-altitude training is always helpful in building stamina. Besides, being in a remote area is helpful in maintaining focus,” said the World Cup bronze-medallist. Ali Qamar stressed on the need for psychological backing too. “We are at par with the best in the world when it comes to training regimens. We can do as much as anybody but we have to be mentally more tough in big tournaments and for that it would be good if there is professional help at hand,” he said. Mary Kom said besides the support, the boxers should also be held accountable. “There should be discipline and the coaches should enforce it well. The boxers movements inside the national camp should be monitored and they have to prove themselves,” she said. PTI PM CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Bdesh, China firms sign deals worth USD 13 bn as Xi ends trip

first_imgFrom Anisur RahmanDhaka, Oct 15 (PTI) Bangladeshi and Chinese companies have signed trade and investment deals worth over USD 13 billion, mainly covering infrastructure and energy sectors, in addition to the USD 20 billion in loan agreements the two governments signed during President Xi Jinpings visit to the country.Commerce ministry officials said 13 of the projects for which China signed deals with 11 Bangladeshi private firms and two government entities covered infrastructure, communication, power and energy and sports.The deals were worth USD 13.6 billion, they said.Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, while briefing reporters on the deals yesterday, however, did not to quote any figure for the deals and the loan agreements between the two nations.”You will have to wait more few days to know about total financial involvement of the projects to be undertaken under the agreements,” he said.President Xi today arrived in India for the BRICS Summit in Goa, after completing his two-day trip to Bangladesh. Xi was the first Chinese leader to visit Bangladesh in 30 years.Xi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday announced that the Dhaka-Beijing ties have now been elevated to a level of “strategic partnership”.”China-Bangladesh relationship is now at a new historical starting point and heading toward a promising future,” Xi said after his talks with Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina.Xi said China would “continue to do its best” to provide capital, technological and human resources support and carry out “more cooperation” on big projects with Bangladesh to support its economic and social development.advertisementAfter the bilateral talks, Xi and Hasina witnessed the signing of 27 agreements and MoUs involving the two governments.Chinas state-owned and private entities also signed 13 agreements mostly with Bangladeshi private enterprises.”The deals could involve an amount of over USD 20 billion as those included mega projects requiring loans,” a foreign ministry official told PTI on condition of anonymity.Bangladesh has also extended its support to Xis pet Belt and Road Initiative on which India has expressed reservations in the past.Hasina said Bangladesh is willing to actively work with China within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and support the building of an economic corridor linking Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar, so as to push forward development in various fields such as electricity, energy, technology, agriculture, water resources, investment, transportation infrastructure and connectivity.”China is ready to work with Bangladesh to move forward as friends and partners who trust and support each other and to add more substance to China-Bangladesh strategic partnership of cooperation,” Xi said after holding talks with Hasina.At the signing ceremony, Hasina noted that she had a “very fruitful” discussion with Xi on issues like improving bilateral, regional, and international cooperation. PTI AR ABHlast_img read more

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Realme 3 Pro next sale today at 12pm: Price, specs and Flipkart offers

first_imgThe Realme 3 Pro (Review) will go on sale once again in India today. The latest flagship from the company will be up for grabs starting 12pm on Flipkart and Realme.com. The Realme 3 Pro has already seen a pretty strong response from fans as the company claimed it sold over 1,70,000 units during the first sale. The Realme 3 touts a Snapdragon 710 chipset, dewdrop display, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and ColorOS 6, among other things.The Realme 3 Pro price in India starts at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, which is similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Realme 3 Pro will also be available in two more variants – 6GB + 64GB priced at Rs 15,999 and 6GB + 128GB at Rs 16,999. The flagship will be available in three colours: Nitro Blue, Lightning Purple and Carbon Grey.Launch offers on Flipkart for the Realme 3 Pro include No Cost EMI for 3 to 6 months and Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection at discounted prices.Realme 3 Pro specificationsThe Realme 3 Pro succeeds last year’s Realme 2 Pro and offers an upgraded design and hardware. It sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Dewdrop display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset with Adreno 616 GPU, which is a first in this segment. This is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for a dedicated microSD card up to 256GB.The Realme 3 Pro is also the first phone from the company to support VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The phone houses a 4,045mAh battery and ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. The Realme 3 Pro sports a flagship-grade 16-megapixel f/1.7 Sony IMX519 primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. Up front, the device gets a 25-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.advertisementALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro review: Believe the hypelast_img read more

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New Music Monday: Villagers

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date This Indoor Market Takes You to Japan Without Ever Leaving New York City Having had their first two albums nominated for the Mercury Prize, Villagers will release their third full-length, Darling Arithmetic, on Tuesday (April 14) via Domino.Band-leader Conor O’Brien retreated home to his loft in the coastal town of Malahide outside of Dublin, Ireland to create the album. Villagers has always been O’Brien’s project, but Darling Arithmetic takes that idea even further. He wrote, recorded, produced, and mixed the album alone at home.Fans of Villagers’ previous records will find much to enjoy on the new album. Themes from {Awayland} and Becoming a Jackal like desire, obsession, lust, loneliness, and confusion, return in deeper and more-developed forms. The record is an intimate affair, focusing entirely on love and relationships.The instrumentation, too, finds itself in a much more intimate space. Darling Arithmetic features piano, mellotron, and brushes all performed by O’Brien himself. Unlike Villagers’ previous efforts, Darling Arithmetic focuses on those few instruments with renewed intensity. The record is less experimental in sound and scope than their previous two albums, but this ultimately makes room for a more consolidated and focused sound on Darling Arithmetic.Since the release of Becoming a Jackal Conor O’Brien’s aim has always looked to be a troubadour, and Darling Arithmetic solidifies that. The reduced emphasis on experimentation and the corresponding increase in emphasis on subtle instrumentation and philosophical lyrics marks Villagers’ third album as a new step along the way for O’Brien. Though the record delves into familiar terrain, it does so with a new level of maturity for O’Brien, in which he investigates the idea that less may really be more.Villagers’ third full-length, Darling Arithmetic, will be out April 14 via Domino. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes, and Domino USA’s online store. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

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6 Boozy Ways to Say Thanks to Dad this Father’s Day

first_imgOld Pulteney 35-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky ($740)—What can you really say about a Scotch with this price tag? It will, hands down, be the smoothest thing Dad will have ever sipped. This is the kind of scotch that you’d give if you’re about to tell Pops that the family name is going to end with you and not the kids you’re not going to have. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider 1. Alberta Rye Whiskey Dark Batch 2. U’luvka Vodka 3. Facundo Exquisito Rum 4. Tears of Llorona Tequila 5. Speyburn Highland 25-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 6. Old Pulteney 35-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Dads across the country work hard every day and how do we normally repay them for their blood, sweat, and tears? With ties, objects that remind them of work. This Father’s Day, throw your dad the best, booziest curveball ever by giving him something he’ll really enjoy—booze! SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That center_img The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Related: How to set up an intoxicating home barNot sure what Dad’s poison is? Try one of these liquors and spend the day making cocktails together. It’ll sure beat catch out in the backyard.Alberta Rye Whiskey Dark Batch ($30)—Made with of 91% rye, 8% bourbon and 1% sherry, this Canadian spirit will unlock your dad’s inner Mountie.U’luvka Vodka ($60)— U’luvka is Polish for “legless,” which dates back to the days of kings and their vodka-swilling ways. This premium vodka, aside from coming in one of the coolest bottles this side of the Atlantic, is the perfect sipping vodka for the clear-spirited Dad.Facundo Exquisito Rum ($120) — This sipping rum will have your papa feeling like Papa Hemingway in no time. Bonus points if he’s got a bushy white beard and the will to go fishing in the Keys.These next few are Dad-of-the-Year Spirits. Or, they could also just as easily be “I crashed your midlife crisis Camaro and I’m sorry” spirits. Either way, these premium liquors will make you the favorite, hands down.Tears of Llorona Tequila ($225)— This has been called the “Pappy Van Winkle” of tequila. Give Dad some and he’ll surely be the first to agree, before asking you kindly to leave so he can spend time with his new favorite child.Speyburn Highland 25-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky ($315)—With hints of toffee, vanilla and oak, this single malt is a masterpiece. It’s the kind of scotch that will make Dad forget all those disappointing tee ball games. The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Antigonish County

first_img Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Cape Jack Road easterly to Frankville Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving from Monday, July 24, until Saturday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. -30- Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Cape Jack Road Cape Jack Road, from Trunk 4 at Linwood northerly to Cape Jack Wharf Road will be reduced to one lane for road repaving from Monday, July 24, until Saturday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.last_img read more

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Aimias appoints Jeremy Rabe as CEO next step in a recent shareholder

MONTREAL — Loyalty rewards company Aimia Inc. announced Jeremy Rabe as its new president and chief executive.Rabe is one of two directors who joined the company’s board last month as part of an agreement with investment firm Mittleman Brothers LLC, which has sought changes at Aimia.He will lead the Montreal-based company as it prepares for a split with Air Canada, which has decided to quit Aimia’s Aeroplan program and start its own loyalty plan in mid-2020.Rabe was elected to Aimia’s board in April, following shareholder criticism of the company’s performance.He was founder and a managing partner of On Point Loyalty, a boutique investment and advisory firm focused on the airline loyalty industry.Rabe replaces David Johnston who agreed to step down as CEO shortly before Rabe and Phillip Mittleman were elected to the Aimia board last month at the company’s annual meeting.Brian Edwards, the founder and former chief executive of BCE Emergis Inc., was also elected as a new independent director at the shareholder meeting.Mittleman has agreed that until July 1, 2019, that it won’t take any actions against Aimia, such as proposing the removal of board members, engaging in short selling or making disparaging comments about the company.Companies in this story: (TSX:AIM TSX:AC) read more

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Brock grad beat cancer twice on the road to his degree

Watch the full afternoon Convocation ceremony below: On the road to his degree, Paul Ferrara had to overcome obstacles most university students can’t imagine.The 24 year old battled thyroid cancer twice as he worked towards his Concurrent Bachelor of Education degree.His fellow graduates celebrated his accomplishments in the face of adversity Wednesday clapping and cheering as he received the Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock award.Ferrara said the Brock community pulled together to support him during both his bouts with cancer, in 2010 and 2013.Paul FerraraHis first diagnosis came shortly before he was to start at Brock. He didn’t let it hold him back.“Three weeks prior to starting the program at Brock University, I had a total thyroidectomy and radical neck dissection due to an advanced case of thyroid cancer,” Ferrara said.During his first year, he took on a reduced course load so he could go to intensive physical therapy and radiation.Cancer once again touched Ferrara’s life during his third year and he had to undergo another surgery, radiation and voice therapy.Between treatments and clinical visits, Ferrara continued to focus on his studies and community outreach.“I felt a lot of stress due to my medical situation, but I wanted to continue moving forward throughout my treatments,” he said. “I knew that moving forward and doing something that I loved would help me focus on my goals.”Ferrara reached one of his goals Wednesday, when he graduated cancer free and with a Dean’s medal.He has always wanted to work with children and since his cancer fight, he’s learned he wants to help students with special needs.“I draw on my own experiences to connect with students who are struggling in the school system,” he said. “My strengths come from my past experiences and I connect with students on a personal level.”Ferrara is an avid volunteer and is especially proud of his work with the Brock Learning Lab as a math and reading tutor.The Spirit of Brock award is given to students who exemplify leadership, innovation, courage, inspiration and community involvement.The graduate student presented with the Spirit of Brock award in the Faculty of Education was Katlynne Smith who spent her seven years at Brock as a mentor and leader.She volunteered as a special needs activity partner and worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in summer programming.Katlynne SmithAs a member of the faculty’s Reading Clinic, Smith started a barbecue event to raise money for students wishing to attend tutoring but who were unable to afford it.She received SSHRC and faculty research grants for her work on inclusive practices for students with autism.The convocation speaker for the Faculty of Education was Nicola Simmons, who was the recipient of the faculty’s Excellence in Teaching award.Simmons, Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, told the students getting a degree is much like writing an academic paper in that they now get to answer the questions ‘so what?’ and ‘now what?’Nicola Simmons was recognized with the Faculty of Education Excellence in Teaching Award Wednesday before giving the convocation address.“The ‘so what’ is about the value of the degree. You’ve invested time, money, emotion and energy and you might reasonably ask ‘what will this degree get me and what is it worth?’” she said. “What your degree will be worth depends on how you spend it. How will you make it worth more than a piece of paper? How will you use it?”She encouraged the students to realize they now have a voice, can write well and have met incredible people along the way.Simmons said her mentor, the late Brock professor Michael Kompf, taught her to always pay it forward.“Make your ‘so what’ and ‘now what’ the ways in which the gifts and privilege of your degree can benefit others,” said Simmons, who is committed to connecting student learning with personal interests, real-world activities, and 21st-century learning technologies. This is evident in the many courses she has developed and taught, both virtually and face-to-face.Simmons, who rides equestrian dressage, involves her students in scholarship, co-presenting at conferences or co-authoring with them.In addition to her teaching, Simmons is strongly engaged in educational leadership in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning nationally and internationally.President and Vice-Chancellor Jack Lightstone congratulated the graduates and told them in his nearly 100 convocation ceremonies, they were by far the most boisterous and excited.Convocation continues Thursday with the Goodman School of Business and Friday with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. read more

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Introducing NFL Elo Ratings

If you followed FiveThirtyEight’s coverage during the World Cup, you know that we’re big fans of the World Football Elo Ratings. They’re based on a relatively simple system developed by the physicist Arpad Elo to rate chess players. But they can be adapted fairly easily for other head-to-head competitions from baseball to backgammon.We thought we’d have a little fun and extend them to American football. In an accompanying post, you’ll find our initial Elo ratings for all 32 NFL teams (at this point, the ratings are based on a team’s standing at the end of last season, discounted slightly to reflect reversion to the mean). We’ve also developed a simulator program that plays out the NFL schedule thousands of times and projects a team’s likelihood of making the playoffs, based on a team’s record up to that point in time, its Elo rating, its remaining schedule and the NFL’s various tiebreaker rules. We plan to update these projections at the end of every week.But first (inspired somewhat by The New York Times’s personification of its election model, Leo), we thought we’d “interview” the Elo system about how it does its work.FiveThirtyEight: What are some of some of your best qualities?Elo: I’m simple, transparent and easy to work with. I can do a lot with a little, such as calculating point spreads and the probability of either team winning a game.Can I use you to beat Vegas?I wouldn’t try that. Vegas lines account for a much wider array of information than I do. When Nate backtested me, he found that I got 51 percent of games right against the point spread. That’s not nearly enough to cover the house’s cut, much less to make a living.We noticed that you have the Seattle Seahawks favored by 10 points in their Thursday-night game against the Green Bay Packers, while Vegas has the Seahawks as six-point favorites instead.That’s a perfect example. Has anything strange been going on with the Packers?Well, their star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, was injured. Now he’s back!If this Mr. Rodgers fellow is as good as you say he is, that could account for the difference. I don’t know anything about him. I only keep track of the final scores, the dates of games and where the games were played.So what good are you?Think of me as a benchmark. I do a pretty good job of accounting for the basic stuff — wins and losses, margin of victory, strength of schedule. I also retain a memory from past seasons, so I know that the Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t as likely to win the Super Bowl as the Denver Broncos. Can we get to some more technical questions?Um … what are your parameters?That’s more like it. Like K, for instance; K is my favorite parameter.What makes K so special?K tells me how much to update my ratings after each game. In a sport like baseball, where there are lots of games, any one additional game doesn’t tell you all that much, so K takes on a low value. In the NFL, it’s much higher. Specifically, it’s the number 20. That may not mean anything to you, but if you set K a lot higher than that, I’d be a nervous wreck and bounce around too much from game to game. And if you made K much lower, I’d be hopelessly sluggish and too slow to notice changes in the quality of team’s play.I noticed the Detroit Lions have an Elo rating of 1467. What does that mean?An average team has an Elo rating of 1500 — so your Lions are not so hot. But it could be a lot worse. In 2009, the Lions got all the way down to a rating of 1223. Most NFL teams wind up in the range of 1300 to 1700.We’re still not quite sure how your ratings work. If you have one team at a 1650 and another at 1400, what does that mean?If it makes things easier, you can translate my ratings into a point spread. Take the difference in my ratings and divide by 25. It’s that simple.So, if one team is rated 250 Elo points higher than the other, that works out to a spread of 10 football points.Precisely.What about home-field advantage?I can account for that, too. Historically, it’s been worth about 65 Elo ratings points or 2.6 NFL points. Just add that to the point spread.What if you want to calculate a team’s probability of winning?That’s pretty easy, too, although you’ll need a formula for it. In a game between Team A and Team B, Team A’s win probability is equal to:Pr(A) = 1 / (10^(-ELODIFF/400) + 1)Where ELODIFF is Team A’s Elo rating minus Team B’s Elo rating.Let’s say Team A wins. Its Elo rating will improve?Yes. One of my more appealing properties is that a team’s Elo rating will always improve after it wins and always decline after it loses. How much it improves will depend on how much of a favorite or an underdog it was.So, like after the 2008 Super Bowl …I can predict where you’re going with that question. I’ll admit that I didn’t have the New York Giants rated so highly compared to the New England Patriots. But the Giants’ Elo rating improved a lot after they won that game — more than the Patriots’ would have if they’d won instead. I may have my flaws, but unlike a lot of you human beings, I know how to fix them. The lower a team is rated, the easier for it to gain ground by proving me wrong.Do you also account for margin of victory?Affirmative. I took some inspiration from the soccer ratings, which account for goal differential in addition to the game result. But this is one of the more complicated parts.For the NFL, I start by adding one point to team’s margin of victory and then take its natural logarithm. Then I multiply that result by the K value. That means I’m more moved by big wins than narrow ones, although there are diminishing returns. I’m not so impressed by the fifth touchdown when a team is ahead 28-0.That seems simple enough.It would be, but that isn’t all there is to it. We haven’t talked about my autocorrelation problem. It’s a little embarrassing.Go on. “Autocorrelation”? Was that the weird David Cronenberg movie?Autocorrelation is the tendency of a time series to be correlated with its past and future values. Let me put this into football terms. Imagine I have the Dallas Cowboys rated at 1550 before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Their rating will go up if they win and go down if they lose. But it should be 1550 after the game, on average. That’s important, because it means that I’ve accounted for all the information you’ve given me efficiently. If I expected the Cowboys’ rating to rise to 1575 on average after the game, I should have rated them more highly to begin with.It’s true that if I have the Cowboys favored against the Eagles, they should win more often than they lose. But the way I was originally designed, I can compensate by subtracting more points for a loss than I give them for a win. Everything balances out rather elegantly.The problem comes when I also seek to account for margin of victory. Not only do favorites win more often, but when they do win, they tend to win by a larger margin. Since I give more credit for larger wins, this means that their ratings tend to get inflated over time.Is this also a flaw with the soccer Elo ratings?Possibly. You may want to reconsider what you wrote about Germany.So, how do you correct for this?It isn’t complicated in principle. You just have to discount the margin of victory more when favorites win and increase it when underdogs win. The formula for it is as follows:Margin of Victory Multiplier = LN(ABS(PD)+1) * (2.2/((ELOW-ELOL)*.001+2.2))Where PD is the point differential in the game, ELOW is the winning team’s Elo Rating before the game, and ELOL is the losing team’s Elo Rating before the game.It’s a little ugly, but we all have our vices.I see that you have ratings for this year’s teams, but they haven’t played any games yet! How does that work?I take their rating from the end of last season and discount it slightly. Specifically, I revert it to the mean by one-third. Remember that the mean Elo rating is 1500. So, if a team finished last season with a rating of 1800, I’ll revert it to 1700 when the new season begins. This whole notion of “season” is strange to me, by the way. We don’t have them in chess.For now, the ratings are all about which teams were good last year?Technically speaking, a game affects my ratings forever once it’s played, just with a smaller and smaller weight that gradually diminishes to almost nothing over time. But, yes, for the time being, my ratings are mostly about who was good last season. Games toward the end of the season will count more, especially games during last year’s playoffs.Thanks for taking the time! So, you’re saying we should take the Seahawks?How about a nice game of chess?See the Week 1 Elo ratings and playoff odds. read more

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The US Stunk At The Winter Olympics Until Extreme Sports Came Along

Cross-country skiingWomen’s sprint0150.0 Freestyle skiingMen’s slopestyle33100.0% HockeyWomen’s51533.3 BobsledTwo-woman51338.5 Freestyle skiingWomen’s ski cross060.0 Sport▲▼Event▲▼U.S.▲▼Total▲▼Share▲▼ In which new Olympic events does the U.S. shine?Medals won by the United States in events that have been added to the Winter Olympics since 1994 SnowboardingWomen’s halfpipe101855.6 Freestyle skiingMen’s ski cross060.0 Cross-country skiingMen’s sprint0150.0 CurlingMixed030.0 SnowboardingMen’s parallel slalom030.0 SpeedskatingWomen’s team pursuit090.0 We really only have to go back to Sochi 2014 to see how this has affected the medal table. In Russia, Team USA won 28 medals, which was roughly 10 percent of the total medals awarded that year — just one behind the Russians for the overall lead.3After the Russians lost four medals from their initial 2014 total in a doping scandal. But if you were to eliminate events that were introduced in Lillehammer ’94 and beyond, the Americans would have finished with just 11 medals, or roughly 7 percent of the total medals awarded that year in those longer-term sports.With their medals in X-Games sports, Team USA were very nearly on top of the Winter Olympics world in 2014. Without those medals, they would have finished in a relatively pedestrian tie for sixth place. SnowboardingMen’s parallel giant slalom1128.3 Sport▲▼Event▲▼U.S.▲▼Total▲▼Share▲▼ Short track speedskatingMen’s 1,500m31520.0 SnowboardingMen’s slopestyle2633.3 Short track speedskatingWomen’s 1,000m1185.6 Nordic combinedIndividual large hill/10km2633.3 BiathlonWomen’s pursuit0150.0 Figure skatingTeam trophy2633.3 SkeletonMen’s21216.7 Short track speedskatingMen’s 500m21811.1 SnowboardingMen’s snowboard cross31225.0 Does not include medals that were subsequently stripped.Men’s skeleton appeared in 1928 and 1948 and then returned for good in 2002. This study considers men’s 30km skiathlon, women’s 15km skiathlon and Nordic combined normal hill as continuations of earlier events.Through the end of competition Thursday.Source: Sports-reference.com, International Olympic Committee SnowboardingMen’s halfpipe91850.0 SkeletonWomen’s21118.2 SnowboardingWomen’s slopestyle2633.3 Look at Team USA’s overall performances from 1964 through 1992, and this follows: They finished in the top five in terms of overall medals only twice in eight tries. Calgary ’88 was a low point — American athletes won just six medals. But all that mediocrity has been flipped on its head as the list of events grows.It should be said that the big air crowd aren’t the only American athletes responsible for this recent stretch of Winter Olympic team success (or who’ve benefited from events added to the games in the past three decades): Speedskaters like Apolo Anton Ohno and Shani Davis have had brilliant careers, and their achievements on ice also helped to augment Team USA’s recent medal hauls.To be sure, more traditional Winter Olympians like skiers Ted Ligety, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin — and their predecessors like Tommy Moe, Picabo Street and Bode Miller — have assured that Team USA remains a threat in the Alpine events. The Americans aren’t exactly Austrians on the slopes, but they’re not exactly Bulgarians, either. But outside of the Alpine realm, don’t expect the Americans to impress in the more historic events: They’ve captured just one medal each in curling, ski jumping and cross-country skiing, and they’ve won exactly zero medals in biathlon.The cynical take is that this stuff looks really good on TV, and it’s all a big ratings grab for NBC, which has owned the U.S. broadcasting rights for the Winter Olympics since 2002. Whatever the impetus for adding new sports, and especially new extreme sports, the Americans continue to capitalize. It should be noted here that Canada has had a similar windfall: While the U.S. has totaled 64 medals in the events introduced in 1994 and beyond,4Through Thursday. Canada has captured 55.The Americans aren’t at the top of the medal table right now, but they still have events like ski aerials, ski slopestyle, ski halfpipe and the debut event of snowboarding big air — the most X-Games-y of X-Games-y sports — so there are plenty more opportunities to do what they do best. Now if only they could figure out how to slide a rock across a narrow sheet of ice toward a bullseye, they’d really be onto something. Medals BiathlonMass start women090.0 Freestyle skiingWomen’s slopestyle1333.3 Freestyle skiingMen’s halfpipe1333.3 Medals SnowboardingWomen’s snowboard cross1911.1 Every two years, the Olympics give Americans a chance to feel good about themselves. In the summer, U.S. swimmers and track stars consistently reign superior — and its gymnasts are usually right there, too. The American basketball team, now borrowed from the NBA, often seems like it could sleep through the first half and still coast past most of the other countries. Because of this, the U.S. has finished atop the medal table for every Summer Games since 1996.In the winter, the U.S. has grown accustomed to a similar degree of success, albeit not with nearly the same level of global domination. Since the U.S. hosted the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, the Americans have finished no lower than second on the medal table, with the 2010 Vancouver Games providing a high-water mark of 37 medals. So far in Pyeongchang, Team USA has won eight medals through Thursday, and five of those medals were golden.But for anybody old enough to remember the Cold War, American success in the winter may seem a little odd. For decades, the U.S. was pretty, well, meh — never bad enough to get shut out, but more often than not looking up at the Soviets, Austrians and Norwegians. So what changed? The answer is obvious: It’s flying through the air, performing a chicken salad or a double Michalchuk.Since the 1990s, Americans have retained their stranglehold on sports you might see in a Mountain Dew ad. Freestyle skiing aerials were introduced in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, and snowboarding came along four years later in Nagano, Japan — with more individual events added in these sports each winter cycle.From 1994 to 2014, the U.S. racked up 34 medals in those two disciplines, 18 of which came on the halfpipe alone.1Freestyle skiing and snowboard. The U.S. has been on the same track so far in South Korea. A pair of 17-year-olds named Chloe Kim and Red Gerard — who claimed Olympic gold in women’s halfpipe and men’s slopestyle, respectively — have been the emerging stars. Shaun White, meanwhile, avenged his forgettable performance in Sochi and returned to the top of the men’s halfpipe podium; Jamie Anderson snagged a gold in women’s slopestyle; and Arielle Gold stood next to teammate Kim on the halfpipe podium, a bronze slung around her neck.With those five freestyle medals in the bag, Team USA is well on its way to matching the 11 it won in Sochi. But even when you get away from the halfpipe, the U.S. has capitalized on other newly introduced events as well, such as two-woman bobsled, women’s ice hockey and skeleton.2Men’s skeleton appeared in 1928 and 1948 and returned for good in 2002, with the addition of women’s skeleton. Freestyle skiingMen’s aerials31816.7 Cross-country skiingMen’s team sprint090.0 Freestyle skiingWomen’s halfpipe1333.3 CurlingWomen’s0150.0 BiathlonMen’s pursuit0150.0 Ski jumpingWomen’s individual normal hill060.0 Cross-country skiingWomen’s team sprint090.0 Short track speedskatingWomen’s 1,500m0120.0 BiathlonWomen’s 4×6 relay090.0 BiathlonMass start men090.0 SnowboardingWomen’s parallel slalom030.0 SnowboardingWomen’s parallel giant slalom1128.3 SpeedskatingMen’s team pursuit1911.1 LugeTeam relay060.0 Freestyle skiingWomen’s aerials1185.6 read more

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GROUP D Balkan derby – Rutenka is back for Swedish challenge

balkandavid against goliateuro 2014handball resultsresultsrutenkaSweden ← Previous Story GROUP C: Favorites are France and Serbia Next Story → Lazarov’s 12 pieces of show-time Two matches with the clear favorite on the start will be play in Copenhagen today.18:00 – DAVID AGAINST GOLLIATMini Balkan derby will be played between Croatia and Montenegro. Two teams with the different backgrounds and level of quality will meet eachother. Croatia is a clear favorite. Goluza and his players showed TOP class on the start against Belarus. On the other side, Montenegro will try to save some energy for the decisive clash against Belarus.20.15  – RUTENKA ATTACKS SWEDENSergei Rutenka is recovered from the fly and he will be on the court against Sweden. That means that Belarus will have much more serious performance than in the first match against Croatia. Swedish team is looking for a two points which will be taken to the Main Round and good warm-up for the decisive clash against Croatia on Friday. read more

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Trinity breakthrough means a computer harddisks capacity could be increased by 1000

first_img 17,352 Views Sunday 5 Mar 2017, 8:30 AM SCIENTISTS AT TRINITY College Dublin (TCD) have made a breakthrough that could increase computer disk capacity by 1,000-fold.The groundbreaking research at TCD’s CRANN Institute could lead to lengthy and complex calculations, such as database searches, being performed at incredibly high speeds.A team lead by Professor Stefano Sanvito has discovered a new way to make molecular magnets more rigid, allowing them to operate at room temperature – something researchers have been trying to do for over 30 years.Molecular magnets are tiny molecules, often comprising only a handful of atoms, which display the same properties of conventional magnets.If molecular magnets were to be used in hard-disk drives, there is the potential to increase the disk’s capacity up to a thousand times, so that a standard 3.5’ hard-disk would store more than 1,000,000 gigabytes of data. This is because molecular magnets can be packed together at ultra-high density.At present, a hypothetical hard-disk made of magnetic molecules will lose all data unless cooled down to about -200 Celsius.‘Very exciting’ Sanvito described the breakthrough as “very exciting”. It has been detailed in a paper published in the Nature Communications journal.“[It] is of huge interest to the scientific community, who have demonstrated very slow progress to date with the development of molecular magnets that can operate at room temperature. When a magnet is small its magnetic properties degrade rapidly with temperature.“In this paper, we have shown that a drastic improvement in the high-temperature properties of magnetic magnets can be achieved by engineering the molecules to be as rigid as possible,” Sanvito said.He added that the discovery offers real potential for very powerful quantum computers, which “may one day revolutionise computation as we know it”.Read: Apple is changing the iPhone’s charging port againRead: Back from the dead: Nokia relaunches the iconic 3310 Mar 5th 2017, 8:30 AM Trinity breakthrough means a computer hard-disk’s capacity could be increased by 1,000 The discovery could revolutionise computing as we know it. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share58 Tweet Email5 By Órla Ryan 16 Comments Image: Shutterstock/REDPIXEL.PL http://jrnl.ie/3267453 Image: Shutterstock/REDPIXEL.PLlast_img read more

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Wenger turns down PSG offer

first_imgArsene Wenger, who publicly announced his departure from Arsenal, where he spent the last 22 years, has reportedly turned down a big-money offer from Paris Saint-Germain.It is believed there a three-year contract was offered to Wenger and if he was to accept, PSG would be paying him about 15 million euro per year – an offer not many can refuse.However, according to Football Fancast, he is desperately in need of a break as not only has he not taken any rest for the last two decades, but he has built a sentimental relationship with Arsenal.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Facts are that Les Parisiens are in desperate need of a capable manager as they are currently regarded mostly as a joke – after all the money spent they are yet to win a single European trophy. Wenger is a perfect fit for the role as he has the needed experience to take care of such a squad and could possibly turn them into the top team in Europe.Considering the sum PSG are willing to pay for him and his refusal, it seems like PSG need Wenger way more than he needs them at the current moment.last_img read more

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Paul Pogba was key to Frances World Cup title – Lloris

first_imgPaul Pogba was integral to France’s World Cup success, says Hugo LlorisThe under-fire midfielder has once again come under the spotlight due to his troubled relationship with his Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.The Portuguese coach appeared to criticise Pogba following Les Bleus’ triumph in Russia.While agent Mino Raiola has further fuelled speculation linking Pogba with a move to Barcelona after his outburst earlier this week.But, ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League fixture with United on Monday night, Lloris insisted that Pogba was essential to France’s success in Russia.“We showed that French players have character and that we’re strong together,” he told L’Equipe.“If you’re not strong together, you fall at the first hurdle. There are players who were revelations in that regard.“For example, Paul. People have always been telling him to focus on the team, and he couldn’t have done it any better than during the World Cup.“He was at the team’s service from the start to the end and was rewarded for that. We were all rewarded.”After all the criticism that had been directed at France following a lacklustre qualifying campaign, beating Croatia 4-2 in the final was a particularly satisfying moment for Lloris.“I can’t forget, because sometimes it was over the top,” said the France captain.ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“But the key to my success was not to fall into the trap, to refuse to get into an area I’m not comfortable in, and to stay focused on myself, on the essential things.“That’s what was my strength.”DANS L’HISTOIRE À JAMAIS ??… pic.twitter.com/NmzRHreXj1— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) July 16, 2018Lloris is looking forward to seeing teenage striker Kylian Mbappe develop in the future.He also expressed his regret that Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was unable to join them after sustaining an Achilles’ tendon injury.“Kylian Mbappe is world champion at 19,” Lloris said.“It’s a career trajectory totally different [than mine]. He has to use that. He should win the Ballon d’Or.“That’s destiny, and it makes me think of those who could have been there, like Lolo [Koscielny] and others.“Those are the ups and downs of a career, and you have to spare a thought for them.”last_img read more

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Resume all rurban works says Collector to officials

first_imgVikarabad: District Collector Ayesha Masrat Khanam has directed the officials to resume the Rurban works which were halted due to a long period of election process. She was reviewing the status of the works with the officials concerned here on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, she said one acre was sanctioned for construction of stadium in Jingurthi village and the works should be started immediately. She also instructed the officials to start construction works for the projects for which land has been already sanctioned. DRO Johnson, DFO Venumadhav, Tandur RDO Venumadhav, tahasildar Dasaradh, TSEWIDC EE Raju, agriculture officer Gopal, PR EE Manohar Rao, DSO Padmaja, DWO Jotsna, Irrigation SE Chandrasekhar and others were present.last_img read more

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