CFB Writer Names The 3 Schools He Most Wants To Join The Big Ten

first_imgOhio State football players carrying Big Ten signs.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate after their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The Big Ten has consistently proven to be right at the very top of the Power Five conferences in terms of talent, recruiting ability, and (perhaps most important of all) making money. When making more even money is on the table, you can bet that expansion talk will be right around the corner. One college football writer has an idea of which schools the Big Ten should be looking at as potential additions.On Sunday Bob Asmussen of The News-Gazette created a list of ten schools he’d like to see added to the Big Ten.His picks for the top-three? The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Texas Longhorns, and Oklahoma Sooners (in that order).For Notre Dame, Asmussen explained that while Notre Dame will likely never join a conference for football, the appeal could lie in the fact that it is so close to the epicenter of the conference, and the fact that it would enable the school to play rival Michigan every single year.Yeah, yeah, I know it’s never going to happen. But maybe someday the Irish brass will realize the school is located in the middle of the Big Ten footprint and far away from the bulk of the ACC. Plus, it would guarantee a football game every year against Michigan.As for Texas and Oklahoma, Asmussen considers the Longhorns to be a candidate since many Big Ten schools are already recruiting strongly from the state of Texas. Additionally, the Longhorns would bring “value in terms of name recognition and TV sets.” He considers Oklahoma to be a part of a package deal – that you can’t have Texas without also bringing in Oklahoma.Illinois and the rest of the Big Ten schools are already recruiting in the Lone Star State. The Longhorns bring value in terms of name recognition and TV sets. And …… if you are going to add Texas, you might as well bring the Sooners, too. Oklahoma won’t provide as many new TV sets as Texas, but Oklahoma is a national brand with a long run of success in the sport that matters most.Of course, all three of those schools appear to be very satisfied with their current arrangements.Notre Dame has proudly been independent for generations while the Longhorns and Sooners have created a fierce rival since joining the Big 12 in the mid-1990s.Still, it’s always fun to envision expansion. Who wouldn’t want to see Lincoln Riley going toe-to-toe with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines, or the Buckeyes on a regular basis?You can view his full list here.last_img read more

Cong attacks govt over move to privatise airports

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Sunday attacked the Union government over the move to privatise 20-25 airports, alleging that it is like every other decision of the Modi government which has ended up benefiting big private players but goes against the common man.Airports Authority of India Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra had said on Friday that the government would privatise 20-25 more airports in the next phase, having privatised six earlier. Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera claimed that the Aviation Ministry had ignored the recommendations of NITI Aayog and Department of Economic Affairs which, he claimed, were not in favour of awarding one private group contract for more than two airports. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Only 14 of 123 Indian airports are in profit and five of the profit-making ones have been handed over to one private company, he alleged. Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said the BJP leader came to power with the promise of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ (with all, development for all), but has betrayed those who believed in him. “We have been from time to time bringing before you facts which reveal and expose that every decision taken by the Modi government ends up benefiting and profiting big corporates, but goes against the common Indian,” he claimed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe said the UPA government had decided to not award Delhi and Mumbai airports to the same group even though it had emerged as the only successful bidder. Khera said the Modi government has brought in aviation security fee in place of passenger service fee and it will cost passengers 1.5 times more. “It is very visible who is profiting and who is losing in all these decisions. All conditions which were brought for fliers’ interests are being set aside,” he said. Noting that the government amended the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Act, Khera said it means that all five airports handed over to the private group will have virtually no government control for the next 50 years. Speaking on other issues, he supported the Karnataka Assembly speaker’s decision to disqualify rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs and dismissed BJP’s criticism of it as a case of pot calling the kettle black. The Congress spokesperson also asked the BJP to not make Kashmir its “laboratory for experiments” and urged the Union government to consult all stakeholders before making any move in the state.last_img read more

High court to hear borderbeer case of polarizing national interest

first_imgOTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada will take a look at what the fathers of Confederation really meant by a constitutional clause about free trade among provinces in a case that started over some cases of beer and three bottles of liquor.The court agreed Thursday to hear a Crown appeal of a New Brunswick ruling overturning a ban on bringing alcohol across provincial boundaries.As usual, there were no written reasons provided, though the court took the uncommon step of awarding costs to the defendant for the submissions.The case now stands a chance of altering over a century’s worth of provincial supply-management systems, Crown monopolies on alcohol and other non-tariff barriers erected within the federation, says defence lawyer Arnold Schwisberg.“I’ve said to the politicians, please don’t let us down, be prepared to have some kind of transitional plan in place should limitations on the cross border movement of alcohol and supply-management systems change in the new era,” said Schwisberg in an interview.The case sprang to prominence last year when a provincial court judge threw out all charges against retiree Gerard Comeau after he was ticketed for importing 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from a Quebec border town.In an 88-page decision, Judge Ronald LeBlanc said the original framers of the Constitution never intended that laws should blatantly block the free flow of goods within their new country.The New Brunswick Liquor Control Act prohibits anyone in the province from having more than 12 pints of beer not purchased through a liquor store in the province, a prohibition the judge called unconstitutional.The New Brunswick Court of Appeal declined to hear the Crown’s appeal.Comeau, who was fined $292.50 in 2012, has the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation as his fight moves to the country’s highest court.Schwisberg said he’s very confident the historical evidence expert witnesses gave at trial has the potential to overcome prior decisions by the top court.During the New Brunswick trial, historians presented fresh arguments suggesting the framers of the Constitution created s. 121 of the British North America Act with the express intention of avoiding all forms of non-tariff barriers.The section reads, “All articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of any one of the provinces shall, from and after the union, be admitted free into each of the other Provinces.”Court heard from historian Andrew Smith that the provision was constructed to deliberately avoid referring to duties or tariffs because it was meant to prohibit all forms of trade barrier, and keep the Canadian market open at a time trade barriers were being erected by the Americans.The historian testified the original phrase in s. 121 said the goods should be “admitted free of duty,” but the British experts who reviewed the BNA Act recommended — and the Canadians accepted — that this would be too limiting a wording.“They wanted to make sure that goods flowing within Canada are also free of any non-tariff barriers,” said Schwisberg, adding that the fathers of Confederation wanted to avoid the American practice of erecting a vast array of non-tariff barriers.In a news release issued Thursday, the New Brunswick Crown said it will submit its pleas “on the important issue of Article 121 of the Constitution and its impact on provincial authority to regulate alcoholic beverages within New Brunswick borders.”“There will be no further comments until this matter is concluded,” said the release.The New Brunswick government has previously warned the Comeau case has upended decades of legal thinking and strikes at the heart of Canadian federalism.The original ruling, and a refusal by the province’s Appeal Court to review the decision, could hamper government control over interprovincial trade and create nationwide confusion around the extent of provincial authority, New Brunswick says.“The combined effect of these two decisions calls into question several judgments of this court beginning in 1921 as well as 150 years of constitutional compromise,” the government says in its memorandum of argument to the Supreme Court of Canada. “This is a decision of polarizing national interest.”An analysis last year by Malcolm Lavoie of the University of Alberta’s law faculty hinted at just how far-reaching LeBlanc’s decision could be.“The approach … adopted by the trial judge threatens to shift the structure of Canadian federalism, as well as the structure of economic regulation in Canada,” Lavoie wrote. “There is simply no question that a robust interpretation of the Constitution’s free-trade provision would restrict the power of democratic majorities, especially at the provincial level, to set economic policies.”Schwisberg said he expected the Supreme Court judges will be hearing his evidence that is critical of a key 1921 decision that came out of Alberta.At the time, in the so-called Gold Seal decision, the court interpreted the BNA Act as being predominantly aimed at prohibiting interprovincial customs duties.The defence lawyers attack this case as flawed, and have some evidence from biographical material that two of the Supreme Court of Canada judges discussed the matter with the then-federal minister of Justice prior to the case commencing.Schwisberg said he expected the Supreme Court is likely to begin hearing the case some time in the first half of next year.— By Michael Tutton in Halifaxlast_img read more

Ricky Martin Offers The Chance For One Lucky Fan To Go ALLIN

first_imgThe Ricky Martin Foundation and Prizeo, the online platform that encourages giving across all income levels, announced today that they are partnering to offer the chance for one lucky fan, and a guest, to go #ALLIN at Ricky’s Las Vegas show this September to strengthen their mission.Beginning today, Ricky Martin is inviting fans to visit prizeo.com/rickymartin and make a $10 donation to receive 100 entries for the grand-prize opportunity to meet him at his Las Vegas show on September 19 at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo as his VIP guest—including round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two.This Prizeo sweepstakes benefits the Ricky Martin Foundation, a public charity which denounces human trafficking and educates about its existence through global awareness, academic research, and community initiatives, anchored in the defense of children’s rights. The Ricky Martin Foundation was inspired by Ricky’s 2002 trip to India, where he rescued three girls about to be sold into prostitution – one of the modalities of this modern scourge.“Ever since witnessing this heinous crime and helping to support the girls in India, my aim has been to eradicate human trafficking,” said Martin. “I’m so grateful to galvanize support for this important issue and meet one lucky fan who also cares about making this world a better place for everyone.”Ricky Martin’s special Prizeo campaign runs from August 16 to September 8 at prizeo.com/rickymartin.last_img read more

ExAFN national chief Mercredi blasts chiefs over divisions during closeddoor meeting

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National News WINNIPEG–Tensions over Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo’s leadership spilled onto the floor of the 8th floor conference hall at the Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg this week during a meeting between Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan chiefs.During the closed-door meeting, Grand Rapids First Nation Councillor Ovide Mercredie, a strong Atleo supporter and former AFN national chief, took to the microphone on Wednesday and berated the chiefs present over their lack of loyalty to the national chief and the AFN.Mercredi did not return calls requesting comment.“(Mercredi) said I support Shawn and I don’t want to hear AFN bashing or Shawn bashing,” according to a source who was present at the meeting.Mercredi also personally confronted Serpent River First Nation Chief Isadore Day, whose community is in Ontario, on the sidelines of the meeting over the same issue.Day, however, wouldn’t comment on the incident.Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak said Mercredi’s statements were “offensive” to some of the people in the room.“There was a lot of emotion; there was anger in his statement. He even said he was angry. He used a bit of profanity,” said Nepinak. “There was posturing involved in the statement, which I found to be disrespectful, because where I come from, when people posture it means you are scared of something. I don’t know what he is afraid of. I believe we come together as friends and people who respect one another.”Mercredi still carries considerable political weight within First Nation political circles and he swung it behind Atleo during this past summer’s AFN election for national chief.Mercredi also played a key role in the lead up to the Jan. 11 meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Atleo and First Nations leaders. He was involved in 11th hour discussions with Harper’s chief of staff Nigel Wright over a demand by a number of chiefs who had travelled to Ottawa that the meeting be held in a larger venue.The Prime Minister’s Office, however, stuck to the original plan and the meeting was held at the Langevin Block, across from Parliament Hill.Chiefs from Manitoba, Ontario and the Northwest Territories boycotted the meeting because they claimed it was being done on Harper’s terms and did not meet the demands of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence. Spence launched her now-ended fast to force a meeting between the prime minister, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and all First Nations leaders.On the eve before the meeting, Onion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace Fox, Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee and Day called on Atleo to cancel the meeting.Some chiefs from the prairies and Ontario say they feel Atleo is pushing the agenda of British Columbia chiefs at the expense of their own agenda which is based on re-establishing the Crown-First Nations relationship on the numbered and pre-Confederation treaties. Most of B.C. is not covered by treaties and many chiefs there are pushing for modern-day agreements.Atleo wields considerable support in British Columbia and in a conference call following the Jan. 11 meeting, chiefs there expressed their full support for him and criticized his opposition. One of the chiefs on the call blamed former AFN national chief candidate Pam Palmater for fomenting dissent.Atleo’s supporters believe much of the opposition Atleo faces stems from the recent electoral battle that saw Palmater finish a distant second.Nepinak said during a press conference Thursday that there is now a push to hold an AFN all-chiefs assembly in Saskatoon in early March.Nepinak also said there was talk of reviving a treaty alliance to push the treaty agenda.Jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Will Brian Hayes run for Europe I havent made my mind up

first_imgHayes is one a number of candidates who has been approached about running in Dublin and has told colleagues he is actively considering it.The selection of Hayes would be popular among the grassroots Fine Gael members in many parts of Dublin. Even expelled TD Lucinda Creighton has indicated she would support Hayes’s bid for Europe.But Fine Gael HQ may have concerns about the by-election his departure would create in Dublin South West which Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin would relish.Speaking today, Hayes added that he is “doing the job that I want to do at the moment”.“It’s the job that I’ve always wanted to do, working with Michael Noonan in the Department of Finance, and I am going to have to weigh up all those options but it’s not the time to make that decision yet,” he added.More: Hayes says ‘wait and see’ on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: ‘I’m out’Read: Dublin a three-seater in Ireland’s new-look European constituency map JUNIOR MINISTER BRIAN Hayes has said that he hasn’t yet made his mind up on whether or not he will seek the Fine Gael nomination to contest next year’s European elections in Dublin.Hayes has openly acknowledged his interest in running to replace Gay Mitchell who is standing down as an MEP next year. Although he has been coy on whether or not he will seek the nomination  the Minister of State said today he is “looking at all the options at the moment”.Speaking to Today with Seán O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning, Hayes said: “I’ll have to wait and see, I’m obviously looking at all the options at the moment.”“What I said at the time when this issue was put to me is that there is a collective responsibility within our party to produce a candidate or candidates to try to replace Gay Mitchell who’s been an outstanding MEP. I haven’t made my mind up on that issue yet.”last_img read more

How did industrial action affect Aer Lingus revenue

first_imgAlthough the first half of the year is seasonally loss making for Aer Lingus, so far this year its operating loss before net exceptional items of €9.9 million represents a 39.6% improvement over 2013.This first half operating result would have approached breakeven in the absence of strike action in the first six months of 2014.Even with the strike action, Aer Lingus’ Q2 2014 operating profit of €38.7 million was its best reported second quarter result for at least five years.This represents a 32.9% improvement on the prior year (Q2 2013: €29.1 million) driven by an 11.1% (or €36.5 million) increase in passenger fare revenue.Commenting on the results, Christoph Mueller, Aer Lingus’ CEO said:We are delighted to announce that Aer Lingus’ successful business model has delivered a 40% improved operating result and a 26% increase in free cash flow in H1 2014 despite the negative effects of lost revenue caused by the cabin crew industrial action.He said that short haul was predominantly impacted by the cabin crew industrial action in the first half of 2014 and short haul passenger traffic on Aer Lingus mainline services was down 0.7% for the first half of 2014.“Due to swift and efficient countermeasures by our revenue management team, we were able to partly recover our forward bookings in late summer,” said Mueller. “However, we are still carrying an estimated negative booking gap of €10 million into the second half of 2014 with some limited potential for further recovery.”Aer Lingus Regional franchise services, operated by Stobart Air, carried 26% more Aer Lingus passengers in the first half of 2014 than the same period in 2013.Read: Mueller calls time on Aer Lingus career> AER LINGUS SAW a small increase in passenger volumes in the first half of this year – and a boost in revenues, despite industrial action.Its latest results for the three month (Q2) and six month (H1) periods – ending 30 June 2014.Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said that based on recent trading trends “we once again expect that full year 2014 operating profit (before net exceptional items) will at least in line with 2013 (i.e. €61.1 million).”Strong performance in 2014The airline delivered a “strong performance” for the first six months of 2014, and said this was “despite the adverse effect of operational disruptions and strong competition, particularly in certain short haul markets”.Overall passenger volumes increased by 1.0% to 4.615 millionThe load factor was up by 0.6% even with capacity growth in the period of 5.3%Total revenues were up 6.0% to €697.2 million (2013: €657.9 million)Fare revenue per seat increased by 5.5% to €89.18 in H1 2014.last_img read more

Mounts Bay nearby ahead of Hurricane Irma

first_img Mounts Bay arrives swiftly to TCI, redeployed to help in illegal Haitian migrant defence Turks and Caicos, September 7th, 2017 – Providenciales- The RFA Mounts Bay today told the BBC that they are feeling the effects of Hurricane Irma, and are about 200 miles away from us … the ship, a part of the Royal Naval Fleet is deployed to the Caribbean to assist, with humanitarian relief in the islands including the British overseas territories.By Deandrea Hamilton Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #MountsBaycenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Organizations start trust fund for children of soldier killed in Niger

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A trust fund has been established for the children of a fallen soldier from Miami Gardens.The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project started the fund for the three children of Sgt. La David Johnson, Tuesday.Johnson, a Miami Gardens resident, was one of four American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger in October.Funding from several organizations as well as a GoFundMe campaign will cover the children’s educational expenses.The trust fund was established on what would have been Johnson’s 26th birthday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Atlantic Medias Government Executive Goes Local

first_imgThis week, Atlantic Media expanded the reach of its Government Executive brand into state, county and city governments. Previously, Government Executive was tailored towards offering federal-level elected, appointed and public sector managers information and analysis on pressing issues. Obviously, now that strategy has been extended into hyper-local markets. Constance Sayers Witherspoon, group president, refers to it as “a natural step.” The national campaign is expected to reach over 15 million government and private sector influencers. Plus, 350,000 readers have already signed up for the first newsletter. Also, later this year, the brand will introduce a mobile app, online utility tools and ebooks. Michael Grass, who is a recently hired senior editor, will spearhead the initiative. In a statement, Grass suggests that the new audience will strengthen the brand’s overall value and ability to better serve its core mission. “As I’ve been talking with local government practitioners across the country, so many are innovating and serving their residents in new exciting ways. Government Executive State & Local will amplify these success stories.”last_img read more

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive

first_imgThe American Red Cross is asking that summer revelers set aside one hour of fun to donate blood, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 15-17, in the Francis X. Knott Conference Center of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.Every participant will receive a meal coupon, parking pass and special gift from the Medical Center. More important, participants will take pride in knowing they saved up to three lives!You can make twice the difference by scheduling a double red cell blood donation. During a double red cell donation, a machine separates the red blood cells from other blood components and returns the remaining components back to the donor. By doing this, the machine is able to double the amount of red cells it would normally collect in a standard blood donation. Donors are actually donating two units of blood, instead of one, and saving twice the number of lives!For more information or to schedule a life-saving donation, call 410-550-0289.last_img read more

CES 2019 FCCs Ajit Pai Other US Officials Cancel Vegas Trips Because

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety “Because of the government shutdown, some of our scheduled government speakers at CES 2019 have alerted us that they must cancel their travel to the show,” Shapiro said in a statement. “As a result, some of our scheduled CES 2019 programming and speakers will change.”In addition to Pai, Carr and Slaughter, others canceling CES appearances include reps from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Homeland Security; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and the Food and Drug Administration.For now, among officials still scheduled to appear are U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, set to deliver a keynote speech Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 11 a.m.-noon PT. Her talk will focus on the “future of drones and self-driving technology and how they will revolutionize transportation,” according to the CTA.CTA expects more than 182,000 attendees for 2019 CES, which officially runs Jan. 8-11. Follow updates from the show, including coverage of the full-day Variety Entertainment Summit at CES on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at this link. Read Variety‘s preview of technologies to watch at the world’s biggest consumer-electronics convention.center_img FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and other U.S. government officials will be no-shows at CES 2019 this week as a result of agency funding lapses from the ongoing government shutdown.Pai had been scheduled for a one-on-one interview with Consumer Technology Assn. president/CEO Gary Shapiro on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 1:30-2 p.m. PT. Pai, a Republican-appointed commissioner named head of the FCC by Donald Trump, also canceled his trip to 2018 CES, coming after his controversial proposal to roll back Obama-era network neutrality rules in December 2017 and targeted harassment of Pai and his family over the issue.In a statement Saturday, the CTA — the trade group that runs CES — said some other U.S. government personnel would not be making the trip to Vegas either because of the shutdown. Sessions pulled from the schedule include a panel with FCC commissioner Brendan Carr and FTC commissioner Rebecca Slaughter previously set for Jan. 8.last_img read more

Physicists demonstrate a time cloaking device

first_img 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. Physicists scale up invisibility cloaks using natural crystals © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Physicists demonstrate a time cloaking device (2011, July 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-physicists-cloaking-device.html Unlike other proven cloaking devices that work by bending light around objects, this cloaking device works by compressing the light passing through the optical cable by means of a special silicon lens that causes some of the light passing through it to speed up and some to slow down, which causes the waves to divide. Another lens, a little farther up the cable then causes the light to be put back together. The result is light emerging from the end of the cable that appears to be unaltered, which means, for the little bit of space between the lenses, things have or could have gone on, with no record of it occurring.While it appears the new technology might be used for signal processing application, it appears equally likely it might be used for both good and bad purpose as well. For example, if coded messages could be hidden in a series of these cloaks, it would be mighty difficult to intercept them, making for very secure communications. On the other hand, it also seems logical to conclude that such a hidden time lag, if it could be made to pulse on and off, over and over as a data is passing through, could be used to intercept data without there being a record of it.In the demonstration, the reason that creating a temporary gap in the light in a fiber optic cable is considered to be cloaking time is because of the type of duality that exists between space and time in electromagnetic theory, which says in short, that diffraction and dispersion are symmetric in spacetime.If only the technology could be expanded to real world size, you could step between two lenses, and do anything you wish, and it would never be recorded in time; for the rest of the world, it would never have happened. Alas, it’s not to be however, the researchers point out that they don’t expect the technique could ever produce a gap that lasts any longer than 120 microseconds, not nearly enough time to do anything worth hiding.center_img Physicists Moti Fridman and colleagues at Cornell University have successfully demonstrated a so-called time cloaking device that is able to “hide” time for 15 trillionths of a second. In a paper published on arXiv, the researchers describe how they were able to cause light passing through a fiber optic cable to compress, than decompress, causing a hole or void to exist, long enough for there to be a lag between the two. More information: Demonstration of temporal cloaking, arXiv:1107.2062v1AbstractRecent research has uncovered a remarkable ability to manipulate and control electromagnetic fields to produce effects such as perfect imaging and spatial cloaking. To achieve spatial cloaking, the index of refraction is manipulated to flow light from a probe around an object in such a way that a “hole” in space is created, and it remains hidden. Alternatively, it may be desirable to cloak the occurrence of an event over a finite time period, and the idea of temporal cloaking was proposed in which the dispersion of the material is manipulated in time to produce a “time hole” in the probe beam to hide the occurrence of the event from the observer. This approach is based on accelerating and slowing down the front and rear parts, respectively, of the probe beam to create a well controlled temporal gap in which the event occurs so the probe beam is not modified in any way by the event. The probe beam is then restored to its original form by the reverse manipulation of the dispersion. Here we present an experimental demonstration of temporal cloaking by applying concepts from the time-space duality between diffraction and dispersive broadening. We characterize the performance of our temporal cloak by detecting the spectral modification of a probe beam due to an optical interaction while the cloak is turned off and on and show that the event is observed when the cloak is turned off but becomes undetectable when the cloak is turned on. These results are a significant step toward the development of full spatio-temporal cloaking. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Diquís spheres to be declared UNESCO World Heritage site

first_imgRelated posts:Mysterious stone spheres granted UNESCO World Heritage status La Voz de Guanacaste marks holiday with video tribute to beloved northwestern province 11 aerial photos from Nature Air’s new flight to Limón PHOTOS: Bulls, beer and injuries at Costa Rica’s annual Zapote festival Finca 6 in Palmar Norte is one of the four archeological sites in the Osa municipality in Costa Rica’s south Pacific that will be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The decision was finalized early this morning during a meeting of the World Heritage Comittee in Qatar. The four spots — Finca 6, Grijalba 2, Batambal and El Silencio — are home to Costa Rica’s largest collections of pre-Colombian stone spheres, knows as the Diquís spheres. Discovered in the 1930s by the United Fruit Company, the spheres orgins and purpose have remained a mystery to archealogists for decades. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Key dates related to the Katyn massacre

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories WARSAW, Poland (AP) – _ September 1939: World War II begins with the German invasion of Poland from the west, quickly followed by the Soviet invasion from the east. The carving up of Poland results from a secret pact between Adolf Hitler’s Germany and Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union. The Soviets soon capture thousands of Polish officers and transport them to POW camps in Russia. They also deport hundreds of thousands of Polish civilians to Siberia. _ April-May 1940: Soviet secret police kill 22,000 Polish officers and other prisoners of war and dump their bodies in mass graves. The murders, carried out with shots to the back of the heads, take place in the Katyn forest in western Russia and other locations. At that time, letters from the officers to their families come to a sudden stop, bringing despair to relatives and creating an early Polish belief that the Soviets killed them. Questioned by Polish leaders on the fate of the officers, the Soviets begin decades of denying their guilt._ 1941: Germany attacks Soviet Union, and in its eastward advance overruns the territory surrounding Katyn. The Soviets join the Allies in the war against Hitler._ April 1943: Nazi Germany’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels announces the German discovery of mass graves at Katyn. Goebbels hopes public knowledge of the Soviet crime would sow distrust between the Soviet Union and the Western Allies and weaken their alliance._ May 1943: As part of the Nazi propaganda effort, the Germans bring a group of American and British POWs to Katyn, as well as other groups, to see the remains of the Poles in the mass graves, in an advanced state of decomposition. _ Sept. 10, 2012: The U.S.National Archives releases about 1,000 pages of newly declassified records related to the Katyn massacre. Among them are the newly declassified U.S. army documents proving that two American POWs wrote encoded messages to Army intelligence, MIS-X, soon after their 1943 visit to Katyn, pointing to Soviet guilt.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center _ May 1945: World War II ends. Upon being freed Lt. Col John H. Van Vliet gives his first report to Army intelligence on what he witnessed at Katyn, one that disappeared and still has never been found._ 1951: The U.S. Congress sets up a committee to investigate the Katyn crimes after questions about the whereabouts of the missing Van Vliet report from 1945. Even ahead of the formal establishment of the committee, Van Vliet in 1950 makes a second written report on his impressions from Katyn._ 1952: The Congressional committee concludes there is no question that the Soviets bear blame for the massacre. It faults Roosevelt’s administration for suppressing public knowledge of the truth. The report also says it suspects pro-Soviet sympathizers within government agencies buried knowledge about Katyn. It expresses anger at the disappearance of the first Van Vliet report and says: “This committee believes that had the Van Vliet report been made immediately available to the Dept. of State and to the American public, the course of our governmental policy toward Soviet Russia might have been more realistic with more fortunate post-war results.”_ 1990: The reformist Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev publicly admits that the Soviets bear guilt for Katyn. Top Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

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