Morocco Pope warns Catholics off converting others

first_imgRabat: Pope Francis on Sunday warned Catholics in Morocco against trying to convert others to boost their small numbers, during a rare visit by a pontiff to the North African country. Speaking in Rabat’s cathedral on his second day in the Moroccan capital, Francis insisted trying to convert people to one’s own belief “always leads to an impasse”. “Please, no proselytism!” he told an audience of around 400, who greeted the pope’s arrival by ululating and applauding, while hundreds more gathered outside the cathedral. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USChristians are a tiny minority in Morocco where 99 percent of the population is Muslim, with sub-Saharan Africans making up a large part of the country’s 30,000-strong Catholic community. Islam is the state religion and authorities are keen to stress the country’s “religious tolerance” which allows Christians and Jews to worship freely. But Moroccans are automatically considered Muslim if they are not born into the Jewish community, apostasy is socially frowned upon, and proselytising is criminalised. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”I protect Moroccan Jews as well as Christians from other countries, who are living in Morocco,” King Mohammed VI told crowds on Saturday, following the pontiff’s arrival. There are a few thousand Christian converts in Morocco, who since 2017 have called openly for the right to live “without persecution” and “without discrimination”. Francis is the first pontiff to visit the North African country since John Paul II in 1985 and the cathedral had been repainted for the occasion. Waiting for the pope outside, a Nigerian man said the visit “shows that living together is possible in Morocco.” But “there are things to improve, notably the question of migrants and that of Moroccan Christians,” said 36-year-old Antoine, who works for an association to defend migrant rights. The need to support migrants was mentioned again Sunday by Francis, who has made the issue a focal point of his papacy. On Saturday he visited migrants at a Caritas charity centre, where the pope criticised “collective expulsions” and said ways for migrants to regularise their status should be encouraged. Morocco says it has a “humanistic” approach to migration and rejects allegations by rights groups of “brutal arrest campaigns” and “forced displacement” to the country’s southern border.last_img read more

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Consensus reached at meeting to solve fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

The meeting was held in the context of the invitation to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka to visit India in August for discussions. The 9th India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission Meeting on February 5, 2016 had agreed on the need to work out a permanent solution to the fishermen issue during a visit by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka to India.The release of 77 Indian fishermen on July 25-26, 2016 and their repatriation to India on July 27, 2016 set the immediate backdrop to the meeting. In an effort to find a permanent solution to the vexed fishermen issue with Sri Lanka, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a high-level meeting with various stakeholders and deliberated on its different aspects.All Stakeholders agreed with External Affairs Minister that it was important to resolve the issues quickly. There was consensus that the various measures proposed by the External Affairs Minister would help efforts towards a permanent resolution of the issue. It was agreed that Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare/ Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries would take action on specific measures suggested to meet livelihood concerns of Indian fishermen. There was agreement amongst all Stakeholders that practical and pragmatic solutions needed to be pursued so that fishermen on both sides can pursue their livelihood in a safe, secure and sustainable manner. India’s Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare/ Fisheries co-Chaired the meeting. Minister of State for Transport, Highways and Shipping, Shri Radha Krishnan was also present at the meeting. The meeting included representatives of the State Governments of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha and 13 representatives from the Fishermen Association of Tamil Nadu as also 5 representatives from the Fishermen Association of Puducherry, besides the Coast Guard, Senior Officials from the Ministries of Agriculture/ Department of Animal Husbandry/ Dairying & Fisheries, Home Affairs, Defence, External Affairs, the Indian Navy and PMO. The discussions between Stakeholders on the Indian side focussed on different aspects requiring attention, including the livelihood concerns of Indian fishermen and introduction of sustainable fishing practices. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Assistant Superintendent of Police arrested by Bribery Commission

The ASP was arrested while accepting the bribe. (Colombo Gazette) An Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was arrested by officers of the Bribery Commission for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs 30,000.The Bribery Commission said that the Wennappuwa ASP had demanded the bribe from the owner of an Ayurveda massage center in the

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Prawns with shy personalities do better in the battle for survival

“The reasons for this aren’t clear, but it’s possible that bolder prawns have a higher urge to go on and continue exploring.”We witnessed prawns fighting over food, and it could be that some use a bold exploration strategy because they favour searching for new food over competing with stronger rivals.”Boldness was tested by repeatedly putting prawns into an unfamiliar tank and seeing how much they explored and ventured into the middle.Dr Tom Houslay, of the University of Exeter, said the study could help scientists understand why members of one species – and even the prawns in a single rockpool – have different personalities. We found that the shyer prawns were better at controlling a food sourceDaniel Maskrey, first author of the study “Some individuals are more successful at monopolising food, while others are more willing to engage in potentially risky exploration,” he said. Scientists studied rockpool prawns and found some were consistently shy, while others were bolder “In different conditions and situations, either of these strategies might pay off – which might explain why evolution has not led to a single personality type.”The rockpools where these prawns live change with each high tide and having such variation among prawns could be crucial when it comes to adapting to these and other changes.”The study, Who dares doesn’t always win: risk-averse rockpool prawns are better at controlling a limited resource, is published in the journal Animal Behaviour. Prawns have personalities and cautious crustaceans do better in the battle for food, new research suggests.Scientists studied rockpool prawns and found some were consistently shy, while others were bolder.But this bravery may come at a cost – as the risk-takers tended to do worse than other prawns when competing for food.”We found that the shyer prawns were better at controlling a food source,” said first author Daniel Maskrey, formerly of the University of Exeter but now at the University of Liverpool.”This means that when they found food and possible rivals were nearby, they stayed and fed for longer than bolder prawns. Scientists studied rockpool prawns and found some were consistently shy, while others were bolderCredit:Nicky Dobson/University of Exeter/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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200 Galaxy Ace reconditionnés en vente pour 1 euro

first_img200 Galaxy Ace reconditionnés en vente pour 1 euroCertains mobiles ont été rendus à l’opérateur dans les 7 jours suivant l’achat. Les ayant vérifiés, celui-ci les revend avec 70 d’euros de réduction et les mêmes garanties que les appareils neufs.Le Galaxy Ace fait parler de lui chez Bouyges, ne serait-ce que grâce à sa version chic Zadig & Voltaire. Mais aujourd’hui c’est la version classique qui est vendue en promotion sur leur site interne (lien non disponible)t. Le smartphone construit par Samsung est vendu 1€ avec un engagement Universal Mobile 1h, SMS illimités et internet, engagement 12 mois. À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Pour rappel, le Galaxy Ace date d’avril, pèse seulement 113g et a un design proche du canonique iPhone. L’écran fait 3,5 pouces (8,9cm) et a une résolution de 320*480 (un peu faible). Le processeur tourne à 800MHz avec 150Mo de mémoire interne, extensible par MicroSD (2Go livrée). L’appareil photo est un 5megapixels. Il a aussi les autres options de base : WiFi, AGPS, HSDPA à 7,2 Mb/s.Niveau logiciel, il est sous Froyo, alias Android 2.2, avec une interface TouchWiz 3.0 en surcouche. Des mises à jour vers Gingerbread, Android 2.3, sont disponibles. Si vous n’êtes pas dans les 200 premiers, c’est 72,90 euros qu’il faudra débourser pour obtenir la même chose.Le 2 décembre 2011 à 16:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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DDME holds progressive meetings this week meets FCO Advisor

first_img Williams on Hurricane Month: Help us help you. Watching late season tropical wave; islanders antsy and DDME urges review of family plan Related Items:#DDMEpreparednessmeeting, #DrVirginiaClerveaux, #magneticmedianews, #TCIDDME Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Three days of rain and thunderstorms for Turks and Caicos in tropical wave Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 17, 2017 – Providenciales – The Governor and the Premier both attended a recent preparedness meeting held by the Executive Policy Committee for Disaster Management under the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies.DDME Director, Dr Virginia Clerveaux said she was very pleased to see such high level commitment by HE Dr John Freeman and Premier Sharlene Robinson; the duo is chair and deputy chair of the Committee.Director Clerveaux added that she hopes this early and strong commitment by country leaders will translate into better prepared departments, ministries and communities and a greater engagement with the private sector.The DDME also this week met with the new Advisor of Disaster Management from the FCO of the United Kingdom.  The Director called the meeting, where TCI was the first of the overseas territories visited by the new advisor Jon Snell, “informative.”   It is hoped that the visit will strengthen the partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for more tangible results in the area of disaster management.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIDDME#DDMEpreparednessmeeting#DrVirginiaClerveauxlast_img read more

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ASA Cheers Department of Labor Decision to ReWrite Controversial Child Labor Regulations

first_imgIn response to a Wednesday’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor that it will re-examine draft rules that relate to youth working on farms, American Soybean Association President Steve Wellman releases the following statement in support of the move:“The American Soybean Association is pleased that the Department of Labor has agreed to re-write onerous draft rules that would have negatively impacted the ability of youth to work on family farms and gain agricultural experience. The soybean industry and agriculture as a whole puts safety at the vanguard of our operations. A successful farm is a safe farm, and ASA supports efforts to ensure that children are kept out of potentially hazardous situations in the farm workplace. We also know that on-farm experience is a great teacher and part of the rural tradition that has made our country and farm families strong. ASA was concerned that the Labor Department’s proposed rules would have greatly impacted the ability of youth to gain these experiences, so we are pleased that the rules now will be rewritten.”last_img read more

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Penny Pinching at Budget Travel

first_imgThe editors at Budget Travel are awfully proud of their just-published 10th anniversary issue. In a statement in the June issue, they congratulate themselves heartily on their forward thinking. And, a flack from the magazine sent me a free copy along with an offer to speak to one of the self-satisfied editors myself.If Budget Travel is looking ahead, they are looking ahead to last January, and the launch of Everywhere. Like that magazine, BT is now the business end of an online community, which will continue to generate text and pictures for the magazine, once even the Tin Jubilee has passed.I have a history of being cynical about community-generated content. What, one might ask, makes the freelance writers and photographers that have produced the content of magazines like BT in the past different from members of the magical “community” that are poised to create a revolution on the page? If the only answers are “a paycheck,” and “expertise,” then cynicism is the only reasonable response.However, from what I’ve gathered, BT, unlike EW, is paying their citizen-senators somewhat decently, and the magazine will continue to underwrite travel expenses for major articles. People who contribute something of value deserve value in return and this level is probably about right for this magazine. Despite the imagined glamour of travel writing, travel sections of newspapers and smaller magazines have always been partially underwritten by journalists hoping to break even on their recent vacations. Being dubious of the motives of social late bloomers like BT, though, is not the same thing as being dubious of community. Readers, whether they are involved through online tools or not, are a good thing at a publication. As bigger newsstand glossies have become increasingly slick, increasingly expensive, and increasingly dependent on product placement, they have forfeited the once taken-for-granted link between readership and collective. While today one might read the New Yorker, I doubt many New Yorker readers feel like a member of a society by virtue of having a subscription, as once they surely did. Encouraging involvement through reader submissions is good, and if an online portal seems more available than a brown paper envelope and a transom that’s also fine. (Though it might be worth a try to print the editorial office address at sizes larger than 4 pt and in places more obvious than in a column of boilerplate.)But of course, when you publish, it doesn’t just matter what you do, it also matters what results are. As of now, EW is coming closer to that communal ideal than BT, which seems just a bit too self-aware, still a bit too slick, and a bit too editor-controlled to really pull off the neighborhood-newspaper feel that one would guess both (at least claim to be) after. A real community organ offers a chorus of discordant voices. That beautiful cacophony still eludes both of these magazines.[EDITOR’S NOTE:Buy Jandos’ new book!]last_img read more

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Borough Budget Still A Work In Progress

first_imgThe Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly was handed a letter Wednesday  night from the Borough manager, outlining a dire revenue forecast for the coming four years. The bad news further dampened budget discussions.The Mat Su Borough Assembly has failed to pass next year’s Borough budget, opting instead to postpone votes on key amendments that would add appropriations to a budget already stretched thin. The body did approve an amendment adding more than $900,000 to the areawide fund to increase wages and benefits for emergency services personnel while providing for additional full time EMS positions. But the Assembly postponed until next week a bid to increase Borough fees for services, and put on hold until the end of budget deliberations a move to carry over one hundred percent of the Mat Su School District’s 2015 fund balance to next year. The panel also amended, and approved, and then reconsidered and then postponed, a move by Assemblyman Dick Mayfield to provide money to refurbish four of the Borough’s ailing ambulance fleet.Borough Mayor Larry DeVilbiss complained that the Assembly was getting too close to a mil rate not to his liking.“We have done nothing but nickle and dime around and add plus signs,” he said in seeming exasperation.DeVilbiss says he’ll get out the veto pen if the mil rate reaches over ten, but without the $500,000 for ambulance refits, the mil rate is just shy of that at 9 point 981, according to Borough finance director Tammy Clayton.Borough manager John Moosey threw cold water on the Assembly with a letter outlining just how much Borough revenues will be down through FY2019. Moosey says for next years, the Borough’s state revenue share is down four percent to under 4 million dollars, and losses from Borough tax exemptions and decreases in other areawide fund revenues are more than one point 5 million dollars.The Borough Assembly takes up budget discusssions again on May 20.last_img read more

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Fairbanks changing trash dropoff site hours

first_imgThe Fairbanks North Star Borough is beginning a 3 week experiment to improve conditions of a heavily used trash drop off site. The borough is cutting hours at the Farmers Loop East transfer site in Fairbanks from 24 to 12 hours per day during the trial period, which started today [June 9]. Borough solid waste manager Bob Jordan says the facility will also be staffed.“We are planning on greeting customers as they come in and ask them some simple questions about what they are there for and directing them where they need to go, and then having someone sort of roving around assisting, answering questions and just trying to make the experience a little bit safer and more orderly,” Jordan said.Jordan says the changes are an attempt to halt unauthorized commercial use, stop dumping of wrecked cars and to address vehicle and pedestrian safety, as well as general lawlessness at the transfer site.“We often find trash strewn all over the ground that has been pulled out of the bins,” Jordan said. “And the bins are constantly getting spray-painted, and the contractor simply can’t keep up with that. And we are finding a lot of needles and other things and observing some drug activity.”Last summer the borough made major upgrades to both the Farmers Loop east and west transfer sites, adding new lights, re-use shelters, hazardous waste collection bins, and access roads.last_img read more

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These 5 companies have doubled their profits in just three years

first_imgREUTERS/Lucas JacksonLooking to invest in profitable companies but not sure where to invest?This is probably one of the most common question that every investor faces and no amount of financial knowledge or trading tips guarantees a quick resolution.Here’s a quick look at some of the companies that have doubled their profits every three years in the last ten years:1. Eicher Motors: Eicher Motors manufactures light commercial vehicles which are sold domestically and are also exported to other countries. Over the years, its Royal Enfield motorcycle has captured a significant market share and that has led to it charging premium for its products.Market cap: Rs 772 billion3-year return: 20%Current P/E: 46Average 10-year ROE: 262. Welspun India: Welspun India, the maker of terry towel, exports over 94 percent of its home textile products to more than 50 countries.Market cap: Rs 67.2 billion3-year return: 22%Current P/E: 18.4Average 10-year ROE: 163. Ajanta Pharma: The company is involved in the areas of product research, manufacturing and marketing, and has a track record of introducing first time launches in India.Market cap: Rs 122 billion3-year return: 9%Current P/E: 24Average 10-year ROE: 314. Avanti Feeds: The company manufactures and distributes shrimp feed throughout the world. It has a joint venture with Thai Union Frozen Products PCL, which is among the largest seafood processors in the world.Market cap: Rs 106 billion3-year return: 98%Current P/E: 23Average 10-year ROE: 245. Bajaj Finance: A unit of Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Finance is a financial services company that operates branches in India, which provide an assortment of financial services.Market cap: Rs 974 billion3-year return: 60%Current P/E: 50Average 10-year ROE: 16(With inputs from Value Research)last_img read more

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Dear Black People Adoption is a Great Option

first_imgBy Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture EditorNovember was National Adoption Awareness Month, which came about as an effort to encourage families to consider adopting children in the foster care system.First introduced in 1976 by then Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis as National Adoption Week, who wanted to help find forever homes for the massive number of children in foster care. Former President Gerald Ford made the initiative a proclamation due to the large number of states participating in the week. Thus, the month of November which is usually associated with Thanksgiving – a time for families to come together over food, fellowship and football — was proclaimed as National Adoption Month in 1990 by then President George H.W. Bush.Nsenga and Kai Burton (Photo: Nsenga Burton)Adoption is a great option for all families, especially African-American families who typically “take in” children as a regular practice. The informal practice of “adopting” children began in the United States when black families were often destroyed by the system and practice of slavery. Slaves were sold and traded, so families were broken up, leaving children behind in need of care.Following slavery, Jim Crow and other national segregation policies discriminated against blacks, denying them adoption services afforded whites by adoption agencies and institutions, resulting in many black children in need of guardianship.According to The Adoption History Project at the University of Oregon, “In some states with large African-American populations, such as Florida and Louisiana, not a single African-American child was placed for adoption by an agency for many years running as recently as the 1940s.”The practice of caring for children that may not have been biologically related, was prevalent and continues today. Nearly 23% of African-American children are being raised by a grandparent due to a number of socio-political and -economic issues (mass incarceration, health issues, divorce, unemployment).Black folks step up when our children need us and many children we may not know need us now.There are 428,000 children in foster care in the United States and more than half of them are children of color. Half of the children are African-American, most of them are boys and a quarter of the children are over age six. These are the children who are in foster care long-term.In 2015, 670,000 children spent time in foster care and that number is growing. If we consider the number of black children available for adoption through private agencies, then It is clear that the agencies are teeming with black children that need good homes. Black and brown children are the least likely to be adopted and disproportionately age out of the foster care system. Thus, it is imperative that black people, who have a history of informal adoption practices, consider adopting children as an option.As an adoptive parent from a family with a history of adoption on both sides, I often say if you have a lot of love, are financially and emotionally stable and have good sense, then adoption is for you.When I was in the process of adopting, I heard terrible things from so-called friends, “You don’t know what you’re getting,” and “Adopted kids are messed up,” or “Adopted kids have a hard time bonding with their families.” My response was always, “The prisons are full of people who know their parents,” and “As an educator, many are messed up and it isn’t because they’re adopted,” or “Adopted children aren’t the only children who have a hard time bonding with their parents.”This false idea that if you have biological children, then you won’t have any problems is not only ridiculous but disingenuous. Adopted children are children in need of unconditional love, guidance, commitment and stability and if you have it to give, then why not?I can honestly say adopting my daughter was the best decision I have ever made. I consider it a privilege to be her mother and she has added so much value to my life, that I cannot imagine my life without her in it.I look forward to helping to guide her, encouraging her to follow her dreams and helping her reach her goals while becoming a thoughtful, decent and productive human being. Who better than black folk with our history of informal adoption practices and remarkable resiliency in the face of continuous adversity, to give a black child a greater chance at a decent life?Which leads me back to my original point. Adoption is a great option for black folk. It can be difficult and is unnecessarily complicated, but it is absolutely worth it.Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. is the entertainment and culture editor for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. She is founder & editor-in-chief of the award-winning news blog The Burton Wire which covers news of the African Diaspora. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual or @TheBurtonWire.last_img read more

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Xbox One turned into Xbook One laptop with 22inch display

first_imgDuring the last generation of consoles we saw a number of Xbox 360s turned into laptops, so it was inevitable the same would happen to the Xbox One and Eddie Zarick is one of the first to do so.Zarick created an Xbook 360 back in March 2012, which combined the internals of an Xbox 360 with a 19-inch 720p display. For the Xbook One he’s gone bigger, using a 22-inch Vizio 1080p display. That means overall the laptop is quite large, and not exactly portable. However, it does include all the features of the Xbox One and retains support for the Kinect sensor.The Xbook One was first designed using Autodesk Inventor before having the necessary parts manufactured using a couple of MakerBot Replicator 2s and a laser and CNC router. Apparently the emergence of affordable 3D printers has made the creation of these console laptops much easier, especially when it comes to ensuring measurements are correct.In order to keep the laptop relatively thin Zarick had to replace the Xbox One stock fan because it’s quite tall. The side effect of that being he was able to get more air flow into the laptop suggesting it may even run cooler than the original machine despite being a smaller unit. What he has done does void the warranty of the console, but because he didn’t change any of the core parts e.g. the motherboard, it should have no problem being recognized as a standard Xbox One by games and Xbox Live.The Xbook One is not cheap. If you want Zarick to build you one then expect to pay $1,395 (without Kinect). If you provide the Xbox One the price drops to $1,095, and shipping is $75 inside the US. Zarick also needs to know you’re serious so requests a $750 non-refundable upfront deposit. For more details and to place an order visit his Edsjunk.net website. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Xbook OneXbook OneXbook OneXbook OneXbook OneXbook OneXbook Onelast_img read more

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Classic Duke Nukem games will be removed from sale December 31

first_imgIf you forget about the last Duke Nukem (Forever) game to be released, then the series is held up as a part of history much like id Software’s titles are. And we’re still able to enjoy these classic titles thanks to the work of services such as GOG and Steam. However, Duke Nukem games are set to disappear from sale at the end of 2015 and GOG is giving us all fair warning and a massive discount as compensation.On December 31 all Duke Nukem games will be removed from sale at GOG.com. The titles set to disappear include:Duke Nukem 1+2Balls of SteelDuke Nukem 3D Atomic EditionDuke Nukem: Manhattan ProjectThe reason for this is one of rights. Apparently the games are changing hands and will have new rights holders. Agreements have yet to be setup with this new company allowing for the sale of the games, and until that is settled GOG can’t sell the games. Neither can any other service for that matter.GOG has said it is in talks with the new rights holders in an attempt to allow the sale of the games again. If you already own the games, or buy them through GOG before the end of year deadline they will remain available in your account indefinitely. And if you don’t own them yet, GOG is offering a very generous 90% off the bundle price or 75% off the individual games. That means you can pick up all four games for just $2.36, or individual titles for $1.49.You’ll notice at the end of the 3D Realms Anthology Steam Edition trailer it is also stated the collection will only be available until December 31.I doubt the new rights holders will want to keep Duke Nukem games from selling for too long as it’s just lost profit. However, expect them to jump back up to $6 each once a new agreement is in place.last_img read more

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Controlling nanoclusters with surface defects could lead to construction of nanodevices w

first_img The researchers, Teemu Hynninen, et al., from institutes in Finland and France, have published their study on the manipulation of gold nanoclusters using defects in an NaCl surface in a recent issue of Scientific Reports.In 1990, researchers first demonstrated that they could move single atoms by pushing them with the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope (STM). But while moving single atoms may be of great fundamental interest, it’s actually more practical to be able to move somewhat larger atomic clusters.”For many applications—such as catalysis—clusters or molecules are more relevant than single atoms, so it makes sense to operate on larger units than just atoms,” Hynninen, at Aalto University and the Tampere University of Technology in Finland, told Phys.org. “Also, if you want to build something of considerable size (on the nanoscale) it’s easier if you can use bigger building blocks. Of course, you would never produce anything with nanomanipulation—it’s much too inefficient. Nanomanipulation is a technology with which one can design structures with absolute precision for further studies.”Over the past several years, scientists have demonstrated how to move atomic clusters using a non-contact atomic force microscope (nc-AFM), which works due to a repulsive interaction that arises between the cluster and tip when they’re only a few angstroms apart. Generally, atomic clusters can be moved by a non-contact tip in two ways: by lowering the tip from directly above the cluster (which the researchers here call “kicking”), and by moving the tip toward the cluster from the side (which the researchers here call “sliding”). Video abstract for “Defect mediated manipulation of nanoclusters on an insulator.” Credit: Teemu Hynninen, et al. The researchers found that gold clusters bond to Na ion vacancies and Cl ion vacancies in different ways. A cluster bonds to an Na ion vacancy along one of the cluster’s edges so that it orients itself with a nearby row of Cl ions. The cluster’s energetically favored mode of movement is to slide along the row of Cl ions in a straight line, parallel to the bonded edge. In contrast, a cluster bonds to a Cl ion vacancy at one of the cluster’s corners rather than an edge. This cluster prefers to move by pivoting around its bonded corner, as it constantly tries to reorient itself with neighboring ions. As a result, the cluster can move in a zig-zag path in any direction.When the researchers brought in an nc-AFM to scan the surface from the top and the side, they found that they could move 5-nm clusters of gold atoms (about 2000-2500 atoms) in different ways, depending on the type of defect to which the clusters were bonded. Knowing that Na ion vacancies are the dominant defect on a part of the substrate called step-edges, and Cl ion vacancies are more common on a part called the terrace, the researchers could attribute the different types of cluster movements to the different types of vacancies. Clusters on the step-edges always moved in a straight line in a particular direction, while clusters on the terrace could be easily moved in different directions. The defects’ contributions to the movement of the clusters offer scientists an additional way to manipulate clusters using an nc-AFM. The researchers hope that this mechanism can be exploited to build nanostructures and, in a reverse process, the clusters’ movements could be used to help identify the types of defects on a substrate. As the researchers explained, it may be possible to control the defects on substrates, and thereby control the movement of clusters.”Practically all materials have defects like vacancies, and often they also appear on the surfaces,” Hynninen said. “Defects can be created or removed for instance by irradiation or heat treatment. A common example is gemstone irradiation, where the color of gems is controlled by exposing them to irradiation. The radiation creates defects in the crystals and these affect the optical properties of the gems. In principle, one could use such methods to control the defects and thus movement of clusters. The exact way how this would work depends on the substrate and clusters.” Silver-rich lumps: Large cluster complexes with almost 500 silver atoms Journal information: Scientific Reports Citation: Controlling nanoclusters with surface defects could lead to construction of nanodevices (w/ Video) (2013, February 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-nanoclusters-surface-defects-nanodevices-video.html More information: Teemu Hynninen, et al. “Defect mediated manipulation of nanoclusters on an insulator.” Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/srep01270 (Phys.org)—In nanoscience, the ultimate goal is to design better materials and devices by controlling the positions of the atoms, molecules, and molecular clusters on a substrate with exact precision. In a new study, researchers have developed a new method for controlling the movements and positions of clusters of gold atoms on an insulating substrate not only by using the tip of a microscope as is usually done, but also by using atom-sized defects in the substrate itself. The additional level of control offered by the defects could prove useful for constructing future nanodevices and nanomachines.center_img Although kicking and sliding provide proven ways to move atomic clusters, both methods are limited by the tip’s scanning direction. That is, the direction of the cluster’s movement depends on the position of the tip.In the new study, the scientists demonstrated that, by taking advantage of the natural defects in the substrate on which the atoms lie, they can move atomic clusters in a way that is not completely constrained by the tip’s position. As the researchers explain in their paper and in the YouTube video, an NaCl substrate can have vacancy defects due to missing Na ions and Cl ions. When the researchers deposited single neutral gold atoms onto the insulating NaCl substrate, they observed that the vacancies act as nucleation sites that allow the gold atoms and clusters to bond to the substrate. Explore further © 2013 Phys.org Illustration of an atomic force microscope tip “kicking” a gold cluster of atoms across a substrate. Credit: Teemu Hynninen, et al. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Save Big on This 55Inch Samsung 4K TV USB Flash Drive and

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we’ve rounded up some can’t-miss deals. Check it out:Samsung 55-inch 4K UltraHD LED HDTV + $250 Dell Gift Card for $799.99 (Orig. $1,199.99)This is one of the hottest TV deals we’ve seen, and is on par with what we would expect to see on Black Friday. Dell is offering a massive $250 Dell Gift Card in addition to matching the already low price of $800 for this current gen Samsung TV. IGN rated this as one of the best gaming TVs due to its support for HDR10. Amazon reviews are solid for this set. Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7 Dual-core Skylake 15.6″ Laptop for $549.99 (Orig. $702.99)Use code: DELL549LTIf you missed out on the Back to School sales then this is easily one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on any current generation Intel Core i7 laptop. It is made for a combination of processing power, energy efficiency and cool operation. This also comes with some nice upgrades such as a discrete graphics card for enhanced video and graphics performance (or light CAD), and includes Windows 7 Pro with a Windows 10 Pro License.SanDisk Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $23 (Orig. $29.99)The problem with most USB flash drives is that they are long and can protrude from the USB port. SanDisk has solved this problem by making an ultra compact flash drive that will fit flush into the port. With this, you also get a massive flash drive at 128GB for only $23. We typically would expect this to be more than $30 on sale.SanDisk Ultra 200GB MicroSD Flash Card $59.99 (Orig. $78)If you are looking to expand your storage on your smartphone or tablet then this is one of the premier MicroSD expansions you can get. It is one of the largest capacities available at 200GB and today only it’s at a low price of only $60.FoodSaver 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System Starter Kit for $134.99 (Orig. $199.99)We all know how expensive buying organic can be and how buying in bulk can be a great way to save. However, if you can’t finish everything you purchased, you must freeze it so you won’t have to throw it away. This highly rated foodsaver is excellent for extending the life of your organic goods. It even has a hand-held sealer for canisters and bags. Beyond just preserving food you can also use it as a kitchen tool to increase the speed of marinating. If you are into the “sous vide” method of cooking then you should know that FoodSaver bags are Sous Vide Safe and the choice of many.For more great deals, check out our TechBargains Small Business page.Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.Have a deal you want to promote? Contact us here. September 7, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min readlast_img read more

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State authority in India to subsidize gender confirmation surgeries

first_imgMembers of transgender community are amongst the most marginalized in India. Transgender rights activists have welcomed the move, and urged the Indian government to ‘learn a lesson’ from Kerala, Reuters reported.The authorities in Kerala, a wealthy state on India’s south-west coast, said local hijras would be able to claim 200,000 rupees ($3000) to help fund surgery.Jaffar Malik, director of the state’s social justice department, said ‘If more money is required, it will be made available.Transgender rights activist, Maya Urmi Aher, praised the move. ‘Being a community that is so stigmatized and discriminated against, most do not have an education or jobs, meaning they do not have much money,’ she said.Chronic abuse and discrimination in IndiaIndia’s government estimates there are around 25,000 transgender people in Kerala. It was also understood that 80 percent of them would choose to undergo gender confirmation surgery, but are unable to due to financial constraints.It is estimated that India’s transgender population is over two million people, who are also often known as hijras. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The government in a southern state of India have pledged financial assistance for members of the transgender community seeking gender confirmation surgeries.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- There have been increasing rights and recognition of India’s hijras.India’s supreme court gave legal status to a third gender in 2014, allowing India’s transgender community the option to have a third gender on ID cards and tax forms, to marry and inherit property.Last month, the authorities in Kerala announced that colleges and universities would have to allot two additional seats for transgender students.However, India’s transgender community still face widespread social stigma and chronic discrimination. Many still live on the margins of Indian society.Hijras are often the victims of abuse from both the public and the authorities, and struggle to find jobs. They often resort to sex work to support themselves. Without sufficient support, they are left vulnerable to abuse and health risks like contracting HIV.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . State authority in India to subsidise sex change operationsLGBT Witch-hunt: North Carolina no longer welcomes transgender travelers and residentsIndia’s government will throw official party for first trans weddingRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/state-authority-india-subsidize-gender-confirmation-surgeries/last_img read more

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Finance Ministry launches campaign to identify tax dodgers

first_imgThe Finance Ministry’s Tax Administration this week launched a new plan aimed at curbing tax evasion, mostly targeting self-employed professionals.Ministry officials began sending email notifications asking people to review their tax returns, and if necessary, make all required corrections.Messages are being sent to owners of high-value properties or those who have recently purchased luxury vehicles but submitted tax returns reporting low income, which exempts them from paying income tax.The messages also are being sent to people whose filings in two or more years included high expenses but low income.Tax Administration officials reported that last year they had identified certain strategies people have used to avoid paying taxes, such as including expenses from relatives, expenses from domestic workers’ wages or for employee Christmas and birthday parties. Also found were invoices from grocery shopping, children’s school tuition and other personal expenses. Just from these tricks alone, the Tax Administration said they had uncovered $296,000 in unpaid taxes last year.“Some people included loan payments or reported the purchase of homes, properties and vehicles whose prices were completely out of the income levels reported in their tax returns,” Tax Administration Director Carlos Vargas said. “These fraudulent tactics will be carefully evaluated as we currently consider all available options to prosecute people who use them.”Finance Vice Minister Fernando Rodríguez said officials will continue their investigations across the country for the remainder of the year and will increase vigilance of certain types of businesses during periods of increased activity, such as on Black Friday, Christmas and New Year.Plans for next year include hiring a company to provide officials with databases for the cross-referencing of potential tax evaders, he said. Facebook Comments Related posts:Restaurant owners say 2 percent bank charge on credit, debit transactions could cause problems Finance Ministry submits tax reform bills to Legislative Assembly Government wants to hike taxes to boost income New online tax filing system in Costa Rica starts in Octoberlast_img read more

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place"We wanted a dialogue between the site and what happened on that plane" he says "So the sound changing in the wind seemed to be an aspect of what the chimes could offer as well as behaving as an entire group of 40 people That it would change every moment every day year after year seemed suitable"What the full set of chimes will sound like won’t be known until they are installed this month Weather temperature and winds of up to 150 miles per hour are all factors that will affect the sound and because they are different sizes to accommodate a five-octave scale not all the chimes are expected to ring at one time They will serve "as the welcoming beacon" to visitors said Stephen Clark superintendent of the Flight 93 National Memorial Each chime is individually tuned which Clark says makes them the perfect representative of the people fighting for their lives on that flight"In essence they were individuals but they acted as one That’s why these voices these chimes this tower truly represent their courage and their spirit as a group in perpetuity" he saysFine tuningA heavy-metal musician and composer in rural Illinois who is prone to quoting lyrics by Rush or KISS to make a point might seem an unlikely choice to create the memorial chimes but Fugate is not a typical metalhead With degrees in molecular biology and music he has been making instruments for 25 years a pursuit that kept him in the music business after many years fronting two metal bands based in the Chicago areaTuning incorporated science into musicmaking gave him entryway into an art that requires patience and a nuanced set of ears He says he was awarded the job because he possessed two skills that most candidates did not: a background in machinery and welding and more than 20 years as a professional instrument tuner for various instrument companies"The chimes have to be cut to very specific lengths to create the different pitches Brett’s experience tuning musical instruments is really critical to getting the musical part of the chime assembly tuned to the notes that we want" Murdoch saysFugate 45 grew up in East Peoria and discovered a love for both prog rock and classical music at an early age But he was drawn to unusual instruments At a school competition in Nashville he insisted on playing Niccolò Paganini’s Violin Concerto No 1 on the xylophone his preferred instrumentHe also discovered he was mechanical and besides composing songs for his metal band Idiom he took jobs on which he developed skills tuning instruments such as xylophones and marimbas that are most prone to changes in temperature and humidity On Sept 11 2001 he was at work tuning two five-octave marimbas at a plant in Chicago when a co-worker told him that a plane had crashed into one of the twin towers Eventually the entire work crew gathered around televisions in the lunchroom to watch what it became clear was an act of international terrorismThe chimes for the memorial required the precision of Fugate’s hand Weighing up to 150 pounds and ranging from 8 to 16 inches in diameter and up to 10 feet in height the aluminum tubes have internal stainless-steel strikers attached to sails projecting from their bottom He had never tuned tubes that big so he had to first procure tubes in 12-foot increments and move them into his shop by hand The tuning room has a low ceiling for sound so they were too tall for his forkliftThe next step was determining the different lengths according to the pitches and cutting 40 of them in his shop Then came the tuning: Inside Fugate’s tuning room the tubes rest on braces He strikes them with a hammer and then listens while adjusting a mechanical tuner an instrument that emits light to match the frequency of the note"The ear is part of the process I use the mechanical strobe (tuner) but you make judgments with the ear" he saysThe work which started in January meant continuous long days and doubling his staff to six people The fruits of their labors however will remain a mystery until Sept 9 "We’ve got an idea of what it might sound like" he says "But nobody has heard it in full"Anticipating the momentFor family members of the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 the chimes when they finally ring will be more than sound meeting the skyEd Root’s cousin Lorraine Bay was the senior flight attendant aboard Flight 93 Root anticipates "a very emotional moment" when the chimes ring for the first time"It will automatically bring back my cousin Lorraine’s voice I can hear her now thinking about it" he saysThe total cost of the tower was $6 million which came from private donations; $400000 of the total came directly from families of those who died that day Clark saysLeading the fundraising effort was Families of Flight 93 a nonprofit group formed in 2002 "It’s given me something to focus on" says Gordon Felt the organization’s president whose older brother Edward Porter Felt died that dayIn earlier years Felt visited the memorial and found himself listening to schoolchildren ask questions about what took place on Flight 93 and learning about the heroism of people like his brother Now upon returning he’ll listen to voices in the sky – "a continual sound" he says ringing from the tower"I get a great sense of satisfaction knowing it will stand there forever" he says Some pro-Biafran supporters who were arrested for protesting in major roads of Port Harcourt yesterday have appeared before a Chief Magistrate court in Port Harcourt The 20 men ranging from 20 to 50 years who were arrested during the protest could not take their plea in court Chief magistrate SD Andrew-Jaja could not hear the matter following the nature of the charge He adjourned till 27th of this month for counsels to address the court on its jurisdiction to grant bail to the accused persons The courts said the adjourned date will also allow the court ascertain the gravity of the offence of the accused persons having in mind that the accused have been charged for 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watched them with a nice victory"Bensen a non-smokerThe youngest of four adult children to Nolan and his wife Mary Bensen has four children of her own between the ages of 12 and 19 Her husband owns a personal training gym"We are a very healthy family" she saidPrior to developing a cough Bensen noticed herself exercising less and less She wondered if she might be depressedA non-smoker the thought of cancer never occurred to her and indeed how to bring lung cancer screening to the masses is now her pet cause Bensen was stage 4 — with cancer throughout her lungs and also found in her lymph nodes chest and spine — before she knew what hit her In fact the only lung cancer screening now she said is for patients age 55 to 77 who have pack-a-day smoking habits "They’re just not looking for lung cancer in young healthy women" she saidMoved by his daughter’s plight Nolan has in recent years in Congress paralleled her fight with one of his own He added a total of $58 million to fund lung cancer research across multiple measures which have passed the House He co-wrote a bill calling for a study on the link between women and lung cancer"They don’t know if it’s environmental pollution if it’s the food we’re eating or what — they can’t figure out why this is happening to young women who are non-smoking" Bensen saidNolan has also made efforts to increase the public profile of lung cancer Though it kills more people than any other form of cancer it trails proportionally in funding and notoriety for being stigmatized as a smoker’s cancer This fall Nolan used the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus he co-chairs and helped to form in 2015 to stage a "die-in" rally on Capitol grounds — with 433 people used to represent the number of Americans who die each day from lung cancerAdditionally Nolan has sought the influence of former Vice President Joe Biden whose Cancer Moonshot 2020 Initiative is seeking to drive new cancer discoveries"I have talked with him about it at considerable length — so has Katherine" Nolan said of Biden who has twice campaigned in the Northland in recent years on Nolan’s behalf "Biden has taken a real special interest in Katherine"Bensen’s cancer is a cunning kind adenocarcinoma which mutates over time as a response to the targeted therapy treatments she receives at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester"So kind of the way it goes with my lung cancer is that there is no cure" Bensen said "The best option for me which they’ve been doing is keeping me alive with target therapy drugs and treating it like a chronic disease"She was a fortunate genetic match — one of the 10 percent at Mayo with her sort of cancer to qualify for the life-sustaining target therapies which cancergov said "interfere with specific molecules involved in cancer cell growth and survival""Katherine’s original diagnosis was 10-12 months — unless she qualified for targeted therapies" Nolan said before describing how doctors have had to adjust to the cancer’s adaptations "She doesn’t have one cancer now she has three cancers in her lungs — the one she started with the one she got when the second drug quit working and lucky again they found another (drug) that works for her now She’s on her third She’s alive thanks to modern medicine and good insurance"Health care and Nolan’s support of a universalized single-payer system figures to become a top issue in Nolan’s upcoming re-election campaign But Bensen generally doesn’t talk about insurance she said because she’s fortunate again in that regard and understands it can be a difficult topic for others who may be strugglingOut-of-pocket costs for her two main drugs would be $25000 per month without coverage she said She takes them every morning — and other drugs on top of those to combat the side effects which still make it difficult for her to get out of the house before 11 amNolan noted the "ancillary things" with which his daughter copes including diarrhea nausea mouth sores skin rashes and more"She never complains — she’s just a very strong woman" Nolan said "She takes what energy she has on any given day to advocate for finding a cure and spending time with her children and family"Bensen is sure to make it to the gym two or three days a week too Doing so keeps her in a right mindset as much as anything else she said"I’m no longer able to do any kind of cardio" she added "I lift weights but what that looks like isn’t anything like it used to"Little thingsThose close to Nolan say he has straddled his public and private challenges well in recent years"Rick’s family is incredibly important to him and he’s found a way to balance being an effective legislator with caring for the loved ones in his life" said Jeff Anderson Nolan’s district director in DuluthNolan and Bensen both talked about the importance of speaking up about her cancer and what the publicity can mean to others Every time she speaks out Bensen said "I usually get at least one or two phone calls from it — people asking for more information about something they need"While talking about the fight of his daughter’s life it’s hard not to also consider the political fight in front of NolanHe is being challenged within the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party by Two Harbors native Leah Phifer who opposes Nolan’s mining positions And should he usurp her threat to his DFL endorsement there’s Pete Stauber waiting to clash in the November midterm general election The Duluth Republican has energized his party for the way he ticks several boxes on the checklist of what makes a good candidate Additionally independent candidate Ray "Skip" Sandman tends to siphon votes from DFL rolls The hurdles make it evident Nolan’s bid for a seventh career congressional term is under siegeBut when asked about it Nolan dismissed the specifics of the race as if he were an older wiser blockbuster movie character tossing a laser sword over his shoulder"I’ve been through so many election contests in my life — and I’ve won most" Nolan said "I’ve lost a few But I’m getting to feel like Katherine does: It is what it is I’m going to enjoy life and make the best of every day"Nolan said he’s never seen his daughter so at peace with herself"I have five strong reasons for living — and the list could go on" Bensen said of her immediate family before addressing her fears"It’s a fear that I have that there will someday be no more options and my options will run out" she said "But I still have a lot of options right now like immunotherapy that I have not tried yet The doctors at Mayo Clinic told me they could keep me alive another 30-40 years"Bensen is keen to "all those clichés about enjoying the little things" she said recalling a day recently when she took her daughter to the grocery story They needed bananas The girl also asked for gingerbread houses"I would have said no — it was a school night — but I said yes" Bensen said before describing her kids assembling the houses as she rested "I was tired I couldn’t help but I heard them singing and it brought tears to my eyes They were singing the A-B-Cs"Gingers have it pretty tough sometimes They have done for centuries to be fair Long before South Park said that gingers have no souls they were persecuted for their red hairJesus Christs betrayer Judas was often portrayed in medieval paintings as a redhead and the Christian scholar St Jerome once wrote a letter about raising daughters that said: "Do not dye her hair red and thereby presage for her the fires of hell"It was also seen as an indicator of witchcraft or general untrustworthiness while some people throughout history believed that the fat of a red haired man could be used to make poison or the blood of a ginger to turn copper to gold which is bizarre to say the leastChristina Hendricks Credit: PAAnyway we obviously know that this nonsense is not true in this day and age but gingers still have it tough in todays society too A few years back some kids in America were beaten and bloodied after students at one school decided to 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