Hoskins says he’s open to road tolls and raising minimum wage to spur economy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Liberal leadership candidate Eric Hoskins says he’s got a prescription for a healthy economy in Ontario.The doctor, who still practises medicine, says he’d reform health care by investing in preventive medicine, long-term care and home care services.Hoskins says he’d also shift to an income-based system for Ontario’s public drug plan as well as tax credits and benefits, so only those who really need the help will be eligible.He says he’d increase the minimum wage and implement the recommendations of a recent review of Ontario’s social assistance programs.Hoskins is also proposing a 20-year transportation plan in the Greater Toronto Area, with new sources of revenue to pay for it, which could include road tolls and congestion charges.He says he’d also create jobs by integrating new immigrants into Ontario’s workforce more quickly and focus on creating programs to boost youth employment. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2012 1:53 pm MDT
by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 28, 2012 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,316.12 down 57.64 points):Poseidon Concepts Corp. (TSX:PSN). Oilfield services. Down 19 cents, or 12.84 per cent, at $1.29 on 6,598,377 shares. The Calgary-based company’s stock continued to drop, setting another record low a day after announcing it had suspended its dividend, replaced its CEO and initiated a board review of management and business processes.Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up five cents, or 0.43 per cent, at $11.75 on 3,665,059 shares. The BlackBerry maker sold its NewBay services subsidiary to Synchronoss Technologies for US$55.5 million. NewBay provides Internet services that allow customers to store and share content like photo albums and other data through smartphones, tablets and other devices.Cline Mining Corp. (TSX:CMK). Miner. Down 1.5 cents, or 18.75 per cent, at 6.5 cents on 3,645,897 shares.Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Down 11 cents, or 0.99 per cent, at $10.98 on 3,498,800 shares. The gold sector led all the decliners on the main index, shedding 0.72 per cent to 295.28 points.Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Up four cents, or 1.74 per cent, at $2.34 on 2,882,565 shares.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down 10 cents, or 0.35 per cent, at $28.39 on 2,616,534 shares. The energy sector slipped 0.40 per cent to 246.03 points as the price of crude oil for February dipped seven cents to US$90.80 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.TSX Venture Exchange (1,201.84 up 5.09 points):Brilliant Resources Inc. (TSXV:BLT). Resource. Unchanged at 8.5 cents on 3,690,500 shares.Victoria Gold Corp. (TSXV:VIT) Gold. Down a penny, or 4.26 per cent, at 22.5 cents on 3,631,939 shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR). Railway. Down 59 cents, or 0.65 per cent, at $89.96 on 265,070 shares. The company reached a tentative labour agreement with about 700 signals and communications workers in Canada, represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, System Council 11.South American Silver Corp. (TSX:SAC). Miner. Down two cents, or 7.14 per cent, at 26 cents on 134,159 shares. The Vancouver-based company bought a 19.9 per cent stake in High Desert Gold Corp. (TSXV:HDG) for $2.8 million. High Desert holds a 70 per cent interest in the Gold Springs gold project on the border between Utah and Nevada.
Study: Trump health care plan would make 18M uninsured WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s health care plan would make 18 million people uninsured, but also lower premiums significantly for policies purchased directly by consumers, according to an independent study released Thursday.The new policies would be stingier than what’s sold now.Trump’s plan would have little effect on people covered by employers and those on Medicare. But millions of low-income adults covered by the Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s health care law would lose newly gained benefits. Separately, taxpayers might save money because the government no longer would have to subsidize insurance for millions of citizens.The analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Health and Economy attempts to put some numbers to the health care concepts outlined on the GOP presidential candidate’s website. The centre is a research group that includes both liberal and conservative experts.The study found “substantial uncertainty” about one of Trump’s main ideas: allowing insurers to sell policies across state lines to promote competition. In 10 years’ time, it could lead to as many as 7 million people getting individual policies, or as few as 1 million, the study found.Some of that uncertainty stems from the fact that health insurance remains a local and regional business. Costs can vary dramatically around the country. A Texas company selling policies in New York City would have to charge higher premiums. Also, out-of-state insurers might struggle to build the networks of doctors and hospitals needed to attract consumers.“The biggest wild card is (Trump’s) approach to allowing people to buy across state lines,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a Republican economist and a board member of the centre.There was no immediate comment from the Trump campaign.The analysis assumes that a President Trump and a Republican Congress would be able to completely repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act.Insurance losses would be swift and would fall mainly on people covered through Medicaid. The health law offers states an enhanced federal payment to expand their Medicaid programs and enrol low-income adults. Trump’s plan would turn Medicaid into a block grant, meaning that federal money would be limited and states would get more leeway on how to spend their allotment.Among people who buy health insurance directly, there would be winners and losers.The unpopular requirement to carry health insurance would disappear. But there would be no federal guarantee that people with health problems could get coverage.HealthCare.gov’s online insurance market would be gone, along with tax credits for premiums and subsidies for out-of-pocket costs. Individuals and families would be able to deduct their premiums from taxes. But that doesn’t help as many people as the upfront tax credits that are now available, particularly for those with modest incomes.Also eliminated would be the health law’s minimum benefit requirements, financial protections, and limitations on charging higher premiums to older adults, all of which make coverage more expensive. Insurers would respond by offering skimpy low-cost plans appealing to healthy young adults, for whom the health law has been a tough sell. Average premiums would fall by more than 20 per cent.Over time, more people would purchase the new kinds of coverage. But by 2026, there would still be 13 million more uninsured than currently projected under Obama’s law, and they could be older, sicker people.Another expert who reviewed the study but was not involved in the research said he thinks the coverage losses could be even deeper than 18 million.“You are going to get a lot thinner coverage both in terms of higher deductibles and fewer benefits,” said John Holahan of the Urban Institute think-tank . “The policy is bad for people with high risk, and good for people with low risk.”___Online:Trump plan: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reformHealth and Economy Study: http://tinyurl.com/zyj2k5z by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press Posted Jul 7, 2016 1:07 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 7, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd and signs autographs during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The campaign, ‘Antibiotics: Handle with care,’ is a global initiative to improve understanding of the problem and change the way antibiotics are used, to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance, said WHO in a news release.“The rise of antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis, and governments now recognize it as one of the greatest challenges for public health today. It is reaching dangerously high levels in all parts of the world,” says Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General at the opening of the World Antibiotics Week, which begins today and runs through 22 November.Antibiotic resistance is a phenomenon that happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause, WHO said.The survey points out that over-use and misuse of antibiotics increase the development of resistant bacteria and certain practices, gaps in understanding and misconceptions contribute to this phenomenon. ‹ ›According to WHO, the multi-country survey included 14 questions on the use of antibiotics, knowledge of antibiotics and of antibiotic resistance, and used a mix of online and face-to-face interviews, which were conducted in 12 countries, namely, Barbados, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, Sudan and Viet Nam.The study found that nearly 60 per cent of 10,000 people who were surveyed across 12 countries acknowledge that antibiotic resistance is an issue that can affect their families, but they are unsure of how it affects them.Among the surveyed, nearly 64 per cent respondents believe antibiotics can be used to treat colds and flu, despite the fact that antibiotics have no impact on viruses, and an about 32 per cent of people believed they should stop taking antibiotics when they feel better, rather than completing the prescribed course of treatment.Further, the survey revealed that nearly 76 per cent respondents thought that antibiotic resistance happens when the body becomes resistant to antibiotics, where in fact bacteria, and not humans or animals, become resistant to antibiotics and their spread causes hard-to-treat infections.Additionally, nearly 66 per cent believed that individuals are not at risk of drug-resistant infection if they personally take their antibiotics as prescribed and nearly half the people surveyed thought that antibiotic resistance is only a problem for people who take antibiotics regularly, whereas in reality anyone, of any age, in any country can get an antibiotic-resistant infection.The survey also found that more than half the respondents felt there is little to be done to stop antibiotic resistance and about 64 per cent believed medical experts can stop the problem if it becomes too serious and an additional 73 per cent of the respondents said that farmers should give fewer antibiotics to food-producing animals.At the same time, the survey also found that people did not receive antibiotics prescriptions directly from a medical practitioner. For instance, about five per cent of the respondents in Nigeria got their antibiotics from a hawker or a stall and five per cent of respondents in China got their antibiotics from the internet. “The findings of this survey point to the urgent need to improve understanding around antibiotic resistance,” says Dr. Keiji Fukuda, Special Representative of the Director-General for Antimicrobial Resistance. “This campaign is just one of the ways we are working with governments, health authorities and other partners to reduce antibiotic resistance. One of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century will require global behaviour change by individuals and societies,” Mr. Fukuda added.
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As Nerf guns, the Scravenger and Evader are fun, but don’t offer overwhelming firepower. The Scravenger is lever-action and single-shot, while the Evader is semiautomatic, so you can’t just spray darts everywhere. If you want to do that, the Nerf Modulus Regulator is the best pick with its select-fire semiautomatic, three-dart burst, and automatic modes. These are still really gun, and the Scravenger lets you do the same goofy lever-spinning tricks you can with the SlingFire, just with a rougher, more orange design. The Evader is simply a solid short-to-mid-range motorized automatic Nerf gun, with the sleek, stealthy look of transparent plastic.These are prototype blasters, and the Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scravenger and Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader won’t hit stores until this Fall. The Scravenger will retail for $49.99, while the motorized-but-comes-with-fewer-accessories Evader will retail for $39.99. And I look forward to seeing what new main series Elite Nerf guns, along with any other Modulus, Zombie Strike, Doomlands, and other guns, Hasbro will unveil next month at Toy Fair. We like Nerf guns here at Geek.com, and Nerf seems to like us, because they’ve given us access to the two newest dart blasters coming out this Fall. The Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader and Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scravenger are the first of many new Nerf guns we’ll see next month when Hasbro comes to town for Toy Fair, and we have the prototypes in our lab right now. Yes, we have access to prototype foam weapons. We’re prepared.One of them is invisible, and the other is trash. And, if you’re familiar with Hasbro’s Nerf Zombie Strike line, that’s a compliment to both. So let’s start with the trash.The Nerf Scravenger is a garbage beast, because that’s the Zombie Strike line’s whole aesthetic: scavenged parts turned into weapons. Its full name is the Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scravenger, because it starts with the base rifle and adds a whole bunch of rail, grip, and barrel accessories, which the Zombie Strike line has generally shied away from. Also, Scravenger is a great name, up there with Doominator (which is also a Nerf Zombie Strike gun).The blaster itself is a lever-cocked rifle similar mechanically to the Zombie Strike SlingFire. The mechanism is like a Winchester rifle, with a reloading lever on the grip you flip forward and back to load the next dart from the magazine (or, if you want to be fancy, flip the entire gun forward and back to make it look like you’re twirling it. There’s also a selector switch if you want to fire every time you pull the lever back instead of pulling the trigger after cocking, like the slamfire features on some other mechanical Nerf guns.It’s more of a snub-nosed design than the SlingFire, with lots of molded plastic accents to look like it was thrown together. There’s molded tape on the grip and top rail, the body is covered in slotted screw and bolt heads, and the reloading lever looks like a set of angled pliers taped together. The blaster takes normal Nerf magazines, and comes with two 12-dart clips. It also has top and bottom accessory rails, a barrel accessory mount, and a butt accessory mount, making it as customizable as a Nerf Modulus blaster.That brings us to the Survival System part of the Scravenger’s name. It doesn’t include just the rifle. It includes a slew of accessories. There’s an orange butt stock molded to look like it was made in a machine shop, a white-and-orange barrel extension with blasted holes in it, a gray-and-yellow combination scope and clip holder that looks like it was built out of plumbing supplies, and a yellow-and-orange tactical light with the grip of a screwdriver. And they all mount on the Scravenger to make a huge, schlocky beast. If that isn’t enough, the Scravenger also comes with a two-shot backup blaster. It’s a garishly orange pile of gloriously molded trash, perfect for fighting zombies while leaning away from the usual green color scheme of other Zombie Strike guns. Of course, this is a prototype, so the color and other details can easily change before release.As chunky and garish as the Scravenger is, the Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader is sleek and, well, clear. It’s a completely transparent Nerf gun (presumably the first of several transparent Nerf guns in the Modulus Ghost Ops line), with the exception of a few orange accents and the mechanical and electronic components. It’s a submachinegun-style rifle with no stock and an even shorter snub-nosed barrel than the Scravenger. It features two pistol grips, each with their own triggers. The foregrip trigger activates green LED lighting that illuminates the gun, while the rear grip has a lower trigger that spins up the motor (powered by four AA batteries) and an upper trigger that pushes a dart from the side-loaded magazine (a clear 12-shot clip is included) into the flywheel to fire. It’s sleek, curved, and looks deceptively simple.Because it’s a Modulus blaster, it can handle plenty of attachments. There’s an accessory rail on the top, an accessory rail on the bottom, a third accessory rail on the right side, and stock and barrel extension mounts. It also comes with a clear silencer-style barrel extension, which gives the gun an extra bit of heft and length that makes it look like a cohesive weapon. Stay on target Exclusive: Nerf Ups Its Game With New Kid-Friendly ‘Fortnite’…Geek Pick: Nerf Rival Phantom Corps Kronos XVIII-500 Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
A turtle on the move, also known as “Gopherus Genus,” was “detained” by an officer for crossing the road too slowly in Florida.Deputy L. Fontenot was on a routine patrol along Nocatee Parkway when he noticed the reptile temporarily halting traffic, Fox35 Orlando News reported. Fontenot then conducted a traffic stop on the “Florida Native” for impeding traffic flow in the area and decided to “let him go with a warning.” A St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post captured the cute moment, which showed Fontenot taking a photo with the shelly suspect. Turtle Underpass Saves Dozens of Lives Each YearVeterinarians Build Lego Wheelchair for Turtle Missing Both Back Legs Stay on target “Gopherus was cooperative during the remainder of my encounter with him, so I chose to use discretion and let him go with a warning,” Fontenot noted in the post. “In fact, our interaction was so positive, we posed for a selfie together!”The turtle was then safely released back into some nearby woods and traffic flow resumed in the vicinity.Reptiles are hanging out on busy Florida highways lately: On June 3, a massive 12-foot alligator was caught crossing a busy Florida interstate at night. The gator was unfortunately injured after it was hit by a semi-truck, however, trappers were able to come to the scene and safely remove it from the highway.More on Geek.com:Watch: Veterinarians Build Lego Wheelchair for Turtle Missing Both Back LegsRecord-Setting, 62-Pound Alligator Snapping Turtle Found in Mississippi Watch: Biologists Rescue Loggerhead Sea Turtle Entangled in Buoy Line
A Vancouver man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to an assault aboard an airliner, after his interference with a flight attendant drove the plane’s pilot to make an emergency landing.Bolutife Olusegun Olorunda, 29, pleaded guilty to assault within maritime and territorial jurisdiction before a U.S. magistrate judge Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma.On May 30, while aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 1156 flying from Portland to Atlanta, Olorunda “verbally assaulted and interfered with a flight attendant on the aircraft,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.He was singing out loud and screaming, disrupting other passengers, according to a federal complaint, and when a flight attendant contacted Olorunda, he ignored her and then threatened her.The incident caused the pilot to declare an emergency on board, then divert for an emergency landing at Tulsa, Okla., International Airport.
Even though Barcelona was already through to the next round, Valverde subbed Messi into a squad full of bench players already winning the game.Following the 1-1 draw between Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, Valverde explained why he randomly subbed Lionel Messi into the match when his team was ahead on the scoreboard. Messi came on at the 63rd minute when the Catalan squad was still winning the tie.“It’s better for him to play for a while and to be in motion, he likes it,” Valverde said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“We also, and I don’t have to tell you about the fans, there have been players who were not there because we had an intense match three days ago.“We wanted to see players like [Carles] Alena or [Juan] Miranda in difficult situations, as well as the response of [Jasper] Cillessen, [Thomas] Vermaelen, Arthur or Munir, we did not want to lose competitive level against a very strong team.”
By DON BABWIN, Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Dashcam video showing Jason Van Dyke pointing his gun at black teenager Laquan McDonald and firing 16 times was key evidence in the murder conviction of the white Chicago police officer. The same video will be at the forefront again this week, as three more officers stand trial, accused of lying to protect Van Dyke in the aftermath of the killing.The trial starting Tuesday of David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney won’t receive nearly as much media attention as Van Dyke ‘s, but there’s no understating the significance of using that same video to underscore what prosecutors call the Chicago Police Department ‘s unofficial code of silence, in which officers cover for each other.In this Oct. 30, 2018 file photo, from left, former Detective David March, Chicago Police Officer Thomas Gaffney and former officer Joseph Walsh appear at a pre-trial hearing at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool File)“When you go out and talk to people who are living in communities that have experienced police abuse, what really makes them feel betrayed and lose faith in the system is the officers who cover up what they’ve seen or don’t say anything,” said Christy Lopez, a Georgetown University law professor who led a federal probe of the city’s police force. “So, yes, this is very significant.”Jim Pasco, executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, agrees but for a very different reason.“This is going to have a chilling effect on appropriate, aggressive policing,” he said.The charges of conspiracy, misconduct and obstruction of justice boil down to the accusation that March, Walsh and Gaffney falsified their reports about the October 2014 shooting and didn’t interview witnesses who could have provided accounts they didn’t want to record.Prosecutors contend that Walsh, who was Van Dyke’s partner and Gaffney, a patrolman, wrote among other things that McDonald assaulted Van Dyke. Gaffney claimed Van Dyke and other officers had been injured. Further, Walsh supported Van Dyke’s claim that McDonald lunged at the two of them with a knife and, even after bullets knocked McDonald down, he “attempted to get up while still armed with a knife.”None of these details was apparent on the dashcam video that captured the incident and has been shown on news shows countless times since a judge ordered the city to make it public a year after the shooting.Prosecutors say March — a detective who investigated the shooting and who along with Walsh has since left the department — not only cleared Van Dyke of any wrongdoing by saying the video matched witness accounts, but also told another officer to include false information in her report. Gaffney remains on the force but has been suspended.While no other officers have been charged, the special prosecutor, Patricia Brown Holmes, said it is clear that others on the force, including brass, wanted Van Dyke to be cleared.“We should be applauding him, not second guessing him,” wrote a sergeant identified only as March’s supervisor in an email to a lieutenant. Prosecutors contend police also shooed witnesses from the scene, and that the defendants and others met at a station to “conceal the true facts” of the shooting.Not surprisingly, attorneys for the three dismiss any talk of conspiracy.“The whole indictment is a sham, based not on evidence, but on politics,” March’s attorney, James McKay said at a recent hearing.Lopez, the law professor, said a conviction would send a powerful message to police officers all over the country that, “You can be held accountable, even if you didn’t pull the trigger.”But Robert Weisskopf, a retired Chicago police officer and former president of the lieutenants’ union, said that message has already been sent.“Are you really going to work that hard and do anything more than the bare minimum if you think you could go to prison, lose your mortgage, have protesters in front of your house?” he asked. “They’re going to say, ‘Screw that.’”Others say the lessons of the shooting are less about politics and changing attitudes toward police, and more about the growing role of technology in policing.“You have a partner who screws up, you cover for him. That’s not going to change,” said Terry Ekl, a lawyer whose lawsuit in a videotaped beating of a female bartender by an off-duty Chicago police officer led the jury to conclude there was a code of silence in the department.“The use of the video, that’s what’s going to be a strong deterrent to condoning misconduct.”Chicago’s second trial in a matter of weeks to rely on the same explosive video will, he said, only remind everyone of that.
In a recent study, a team of physicists, J. Otterbach, et al., from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany and Vilnius University in Lithuania have proposed a new method for probing strongly correlated quantum systems. They show that it is possible to create artificial magnetic fields for stationary light using a uniformly rotating medium, such as a rotating optical lattice or other system. In this scenario, light behaves as a massive quantum particle in a magnetic field. The physicists predict that this system could enable scientists to study a variety of single- and many-particle quantum effects. The new design involves the use of photonic quasiparticles called stationary-light polaritons (or “heavy light”). Quasiparticles were recently suggested as a tool for investigating correlated quantum systems. In general terms, a quasiparticle can be thought of as a combination of a real particle and its surrounding environment. For instance, stationary-light polaritons are a superposition of photonic and matter excitations in the surrounding space. Unlike charged particles such as electrons, which are forced by a magnetic field into circular orbits, neutral particles such as quasiparticles do not couple with magnetic fields. “If one wants to see effects similar to electrons in solid state physics related to the presence of a magnetic field, one has to create an ‘effective’ magnetic field,” coauthor Michael Fleischhauer from the University of Kaiserslautern told PhysOrg.com. “We showed how to do this for ‘heavy light’ quasiparticles.” In the scientists’ proposed design, stationary-light polaritons are created in a rotating ensemble of atoms driven by counterpropagating lasers. The system consists of four states – two excited atomic states and two atomic ground states – which are coupled together in a closed configuration by four light fields with opposite polarizations. The scientists explain that the rotation of the light fields is similar to cold rotating gases that are used to trap cold atoms, except that the new system uses quasiparticles instead of atoms. Here, the polaritons can be described as quantum particles (either Schrodinger or two-component Dirac particles) in magnetic fields, and their effective mass can be adjusted by two control lasers. “Ideally, one wants to make the effective magnetic field as strong as possible,” Fleischhauer said. “For stationary-light quasiparticles, this [strength] can potentially be higher than what can be achieved for cold atoms.”Fleischhauer predicts that these artificial magnetic fields should be strong enough to allow researchers to study highly correlated quantum states, such as the fractional quantum Hall effect. Further, there are numerous experimental systems available today that could be used to implement this scheme.“In order to see the quantum effects one needs interactions,” he explained. “The magnetic field is, however, a necessary and important prerequisite. Its action leads (without interaction) to largely degenerate quantum states. … If interactions are switched on, the lowest energy state of the system becomes a very interesting many-body state with non-local quantum correlation. This is also the origin of the so-called fractionalized quantum Hall effect. These effects were interesting and important enough for two Nobel prizes (the integer quantum Hall effect by K. von Klitzing in 1985; and the fractional quantum Hall effect by R. Laughlin, H. Stoermer, and D. Tsui in 1998).” Cross-Dressing Rubidium May Reveal Clues for Exotic Computing Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — In general, the field of many-body physics involves the interactions and collective behavior of large numbers of particles. Scientists have made significant progress in exploring this field, which has led to applications in condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. However, one challenging area that remains is understanding many-body systems on the quantum level. Two counterpropagating control lasers (blue arrows) interact with an atomic system to generate stationary-light polaritons, which behave as quantum particles in a magnetic field. The system could enable scientists to study many-body systems on the quantum level. Image credit: J. Otterbach, et al. ©2010 The American Physical Society. More information: J. Otterbach, J. Ruseckas, R.G. Unanyan, G. Juzeliunas, and M. Fleischhauer. “Effective Magnetic Fields for Stationary Light.” Physical Review Letters 104, 033903 (2010). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.033903 Citation: Artificial magnetic fields for light could illuminate correlated quantum systems (2010, February 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-artificial-magnetic-fields-illuminate-quantum.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.
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This release… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more January 27, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare will supply diagnostics equipment, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), digital radiography (DR) and mammography systems, to Al Razi Healthcare in Lahore, Pakistan.The recently signed contract will provide Al Razi Healthcare with diagnostic imaging services, many of which are not currently available anywhere in Pakistan.The deal includes a broad range of Siemens diagnostic equipment including the MAGNETOM Avanto MRI, the ultimate system for hospitals with the most comprehensive and advanced application range available, the SOMATOM Definition, a dual source CT with complete range of dual energy applications, and the AXIOM Multi M with mobile flat detector, the first radiography system in Pakistan to cover the full spectrum of general purpose radiographic applications from skeletal to thorax, pediatric to orthopedic exposures. 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Tags: Swoop, WestJet CALGARY — Swoop has launched a mobile app in preparation for its first flights starting June 20.“We live in an increasingly digital world, so providing our travellers with a mobile app to make the travel experience more convenient was paramount for Swoop,” said Steven Greenway, President and Chief Executive Officer of Swoop.He adds: “The app also allows us to offer inflight entertainment and WiFi connectivity through Swoop Stream, and that’s a key differentiator for a ULCC.”The app is now available for iOS 10 or newer, and Android 5 or newer, and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.The app has booking capability. It also allows passengers to manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes and track flights. Passengers can also access for-purchase WiFi and entertainment amenities.Using the mobile check-in feature travellers can check-in up to 24 hours prior to the departure time. It gives the option to view and download an electronic boarding pass as well as a last chance to choose flight options, before arrival at the airport.Swoop has also unveiled its new uniforms, described by Swoop’s Kellie Farrer, Sr. Leader, Inflight as a “modern take on classic styles”.More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaPilots will sport their choice of short or long sleeved collared grey shirts paired with charcoal pants and an optional black zip-up cardigan with button tabs for their epaulettes and stitched pin-holes for their pilot wings.Swoop reps say that in the spirit of keeping it casual, the pilot uniforms will not include a hat or tie.Cabin crew have several uniform options including a charcoal grey dress or pants that can be paired with a short or long sleeved white collared shirt, with accessories including a black or magenta belt, Swoop neck scarf, cut-away cardigan or zippered cardigan. A custom dress with a mandarin collar is currently in production and will be added and unveiled in the fall.Customer service agents will wear their own black or charcoal pants with the same white collared shirts that cabin crew members wear. The white button-down collared shirts include details like a Swoop rondelle logo embroidered on the sleeve and grosgrain piping on the collar.Swoop’s official uniform collection also includes Swoop-branded crew luggage and insulated lunch kit; a form-fitted black jacket with embossed Swoop rondelle logo on the left chest, thumb hole sleeves, and small magenta accents; a black down jacket “for cold Canadian winters”; a grey and magenta Swoop lanyard; bronze pilots wings; and silver brevet-style name badges for cabin crew and customer service agents.More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemEarlier this year Swoop announced a fourth B737-800 aircraft and an increased weekly frequency schedule out of Hamilton beginning Aug. 16. The addition of the fourth aircraft means an increase of 13 weekly flights that will almost double the daily frequency between Hamilton-Edmonton and Hamilton-Abbotsford. Swoop also added one weekly flight to the schedule for Hamilton-Halifax and Hamilton-Winnipeg, which will now be offered daily.The increased service is as follows:Hamilton-Edmonton increases from 7 to 13x weeklyHamilton-Abbotsford increases from 6 to 11x weekly (from Aug. 16-Sept. 5 only, reverting to 6 weekly flights from Sept. 6-Dec. 13, 2018)Hamilton-Halifax increases from 6 to 7x weeklyHamilton-Winnipeg increases from 6 to 7x weeklyThe increases will see Swoop operating 59 weekly flights as of Aug. 16. Share Thursday, June 14, 2018 Swoop launches mobile app, new uniforms << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Travelweek Group
Source = Dream Cruises Dream Cruises launches bold new brand campaignDream Cruises launches bold new brand campaignBreaking free of your boundaries to reach for your dreams, is the bold and imaginative theme of ‘The Mermaid’s Dream’, a ground-breaking new campaign for the brand launch of Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line.In an unconventional approach to promoting the leisure-cruise proposition, to what is still a relatively nascent cruise market in China, Dream Cruises has taken the iconic mermaid of its logo and weaved around her a ‘fantastical’ storytelling creative conveying the ‘inspirational’ nature of its onboard experiences that promise to bring dream vacations to life for its guests.Inspired by the dramatic hull artwork of Chinese pop-artist Jacky Tsai which adorns the hull of Dream Cruises’ inaugural ship Genting Dream, the campaign features an emotive love-story between a mermaid and an astronaut. Physically bound by their respective elemental universes of outer space and water, they strive to overcome the boundaries that separate them, before finally breaking free to make their impossible dream a reality. The fantastical story and stylized nature of the campaign conveys the luxury, sophistication and elegance of the Dream Cruises brand and serves as a powerful metaphor for its brand purpose of bringing dreams to life.The campaign, developed by Leo Burnett China, features a visually striking brand advertisement and video commercial aimed at the ‘emerging generation’ of independently-minded affluent leisure travellers looking for sophisticated new luxury vacation experiences.An accomplished international film director brought the epic story to life in truly cinematic fashion, which involved space cinematography and computer generated 3D graphics as used in the award winning movie ‘Gravity’.Mr Eric Leong, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Communications of Dream Cruises said: “There seemed no better way to launch our brand than by bringing to life our brand icon, the mermaid, and the incredible story of our hull artwork. The seemingly impossible romance between a mermaid and an astronaut is imaginative, captivating and inspiring – and these are all elements that we believe represent the experience of a luxury cruise on board Dream Cruises. To differentiate our brand as unique in the market, we wanted to dream big so we adopted a bold and memorable storytelling approach that stands out from the competition, breaking away from traditional brand commercials in the sector that invariably present a cruise ship video tour”.The commercial will air as 30-second and 15-second spots on traditional and online broadcast channels, supported by an integrated print, outdoor, digital and social media campaign, with an extended minute-long ‘mini-film’ version of the epic being released at a later date.Consumers will also be encouraged to connect with the brand by envisaging and scripting their own personal interpretation of how the inspirational and romantic storyline should reach its final conclusion on social media.Dream Cruises is Genting Hong Kong’s new cruise line, catering to the large and rapidly growing high-end market in China and Asia. The cruise line offers inspirational luxury, which is Asian at heart and international in spirit, delivering the highest levels of onboard guest service and spacious comfort in the region. Genting Dream, currently undergoing fit-out at shipbuilders Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, will debut from her dual homeports of Guangzhou (Nansha) and Hong Kong in November this year. Dream Cruisesbook your cruise here
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A new cyclist lane will be introduced in Nicosia, linking the University of Cyprus (UCy) and Yeri, it was announced on Monday.A memorandum of understanding was signed between the university and Yeri municipality, which will see the lane going from UCy to the centre of Yeri.The first draft plan has already been made and an application has been filed for European structural and investment funds.Signing on behalf of the university was the rector Constantinos Christofides and Yeri mayor, Neofytos Papalazarou.Some UCy students live in Yeri making the cyclist lane necessary and will also help access to the university facilities, Christofides said.A Canadian university hospital is also likely to be built in Yeri, the rector added, on land potentially granted by the state.The memorandum signed on Monday also includes a study on flaura and fauna of the Almyrou river which will be headed by the university’s biological sciences department with funds from the Yeri municipality after the relevant authorities grant approval.The university will also be consulting the municipality on developing areas of Yeri while the municipality will also be offering a €5,000 scholarship and the fees of a post-graduate degree which will focus on the study of certain mushrooms which grow in Yeri.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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