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first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta’s premier plans to announce Sunday whether her government will impose industrywide oil production cuts in the Canadian province.The government said Saturday that Premier Rachel Notley will lay out the next steps to ensure Albertans get the best possible value for their energy resources.The premier has released an op-ed piece in which she says the province must act now to deal with a growing glut of oil that she blames on a lack of pipeline capacity. Notley writes that there are two competing ideas for short-term relief — either let the market sort itself out, risking possible job losses and business closures, or intervene and temporarily restrict production.Alberta has the world’s third-largest oil reserves and is the top source of foreign oil for the U.S.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgTunis — Tunisian lawmakers are to vote Saturday on adopting a long-delayed new constitution, seen as crucial to getting the democratic transition back on track more than three years after the revolution.“The vote will be held tomorrow, Saturday,” Mofdi Mssedi, spokesman for the speaker’s office, told AFP on Friday, a day after parliament completed its review of each article in the draft constitution.The time of the vote has yet to be determined, but the charter needs the approval of two-thirds of the 217 assembly members to be adopted. That would pave the way for the appointment of a caretaker cabinet of independents headed by premier designate Mehdi Jomaa, after the ruling Islamist party Ennahda agreed to hand power to a technocrat administration, under a deal to end months of political deadlock.Jomaa’s government will be tasked with leading the country to parliamentary and presidential elections, scheduled to take place later this year.“A plenary session will take place on Tuesday or Wednesday for a vote of confidence in this new government,” parliament speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar told Tunisian radio.Lawmakers completed their line-by-line scrutiny of the text late on Thursday after three weeks of heated debate and disagreement on a range of subjects, including the role of Islam, women’s rights, the independence of the judiciary and the president’s powersEnnahda’s veteran leader Rachid Ghannouchi hailed the draft charter as a “historic achievement” which he said would enable the establishment of the first democracy in the Arab world.“We are at an advanced stage of the (democratic) transition, all that remains is to officially adopt this historic document and fix the date of the next elections,” Ghannouchi said in a statement.“We should be proud of what has been achieved, and translate that into ending the interim period and making Tunisia the first Arab democracy.”‘Foundations of a modern state’Under the new constitution, executive power is divided between the prime minister, who will have the dominant role, and the president, who retains important prerogatives notably in defence and foreign affairs.Islam is not mentioned as a source of legislation, although it is recognised as the nation’s religion and the state is committed to “prohibiting any attacks on the sacred,” while freedom of conscience is guaranteed.Human rights are broadly enshrined in the text, although some rights groups have expressed concern that the relevant provisions are often vague.And the charter also upholds gender equality and the rights of women “without discrimination”, and commits the state to promoting equal representation in elected bodies, something unprecedented in the Arab world.“It is a progressive constitution, responding to the hopes of the revolution… and laying the foundations of a modern state,” said assembly speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar, while recognising that “there could be improvements.”If the constitution is approved on Saturday it would then be formally promulgated by President Moncef Marzouki, outgoing Islamist premier Ali Larayedh and Ben Jaafar, with the signing ceremony planned for Monday.But if it fails to achieve the necessary majority on either its first or second reading, the charter must be put to a referendum.The political parties have sought to avoid that outcome so that they can maintain the elections timetable and end the crisis gripping Tunisia since the assassination of two opposition MPs by suspected jihadists last year.The national assembly was elected in October 2011, nine months after the popular uprising that toppled strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and touched off the Arab Spring.But its mission to adopt a new constitution within one year was disrupted by bitter divisions between Ennahda and the secular opposition, coupled with jihadist violence and persistent social unrest.last_img read more

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The problem here, as you know Hewlett Packard Enterprise — Avaya and HPE have a long history of services and joint go-to-market. The two companies have common customers and competitors.Salesforce — It’s been expected for some time that Salesforce may become a contact center provider. It might seem more logical that Salesforce would acquire a CCaaS provider, but why should a cloud innovator pay a cloud premium? The combination could be complementary. Avaya could teach Salesforce about communications and contact center in exchange for lessons on becoming a cloud provider.Microsoft — It’s shocking that Microsoft doesn’t have a contact center play. It has UCaaS, CRM, calendaring, video, team collaboration, and more… but it will never own the enterprise communications stack without a contact center. Avaya OneCloud could be optimized for Azure. The endpoint hardware line could benefit Microsoft Teams users.Oracle — Here’s a company that knows how to acquire. Oracle acquired seven companies last year, and about 90 in the past 10 years. Related acquisitions that fit with Avaya include Acme Packet, Talari Networks, NetSuite (CRM), Micros Systems (hospitality), Responsys (email marketing), among many more.RingCentral — RingCentral has a market cap about six times greater than Avaya’s. It could acquire Avaya and build a migration path for customers that want cloud. The revenue premium for cloud makes a migration path well worth the cost of getting into a premises-based business. RingCentral actually just recently expanded its premises-based solutions, with its Persist product. RingCentral would also be able to bolster its contact center and video capabilities and have a differentiated line of endpoints. Tick, Tock, the Clock Is Running for Avaya Zeus Kerravala September 06, 2019 Lots of speculation surrounds Avaya’s future, but mum’s still the word on a final decision. Oracle makes some sense but that’s about it. HPE could work but they are a compute vendor first. HPE buying this would have the same odds as Dell. Microsoft has many partners on the endpoint side and seems content with that. if you could spin out the CC biz, that could interest MSFT. Salesforce makes zero sense – if they were going to get into the CC game, they would buy a cloud company. However, by doing that, they would alienate all their CC partners. SF best option is to remain friendly with all of them as the world now thinks SF first.Ring would get crucified by Wall St for buying Avaya. Owning an install base is no guarantee you flip them to cloud. Also, much of Avaya’s base is the biggest of big companies and those will likely do private cloud. IF Ring wanted to go down the path of building a private cloud offering a la Azure / Azure Stack, this might make sense but there is so much native UCaaS growth, why would they do this? The most obvious acquirer isn’t another vendor, it’s private equity that doesn’t mind taking on the $3B in debt AND pension liabilities Log in or register to post comments The problem is that Avaya is a much bigger fish than any of the companies Mitel has caught. Mitel has acquired companies of equal and smaller sizes with ease. These include Aastra, Prairie Fyre, Toshiba’s UC systems business, and ShoreTel. It literally swallowed them up and spit out the bones. That’s not going to work with Avaya. I like the potential of these combinations, but I don’t think any are actually very likely. That brings us back to Mitel, which deserves credit for bold thinking. On the other hand, maybe Avaya should remain independent. Its revenue declines and customer losses aren’t problematic if it results in a more nimble, enterprise communications-focused company. It got me wondering if there’s a better fit. If Avaya is truly undervalued, who should acquire it? Here’s my list: Following the receipt of “expressions of interest,” Avaya has engaged J.P. Morgan to assist in exploring alternatives intended to maximize shareholder value. This is likely to do with speculation that Mitel offered to acquire Avaya. Putting price aside, the reaction to the idea of the two companies combining was mixed. Log in or register to post comments Avaya Still on the Block, Resolution May Come Soon Beth Schultz August 14, 2019 As the company plugs away on cloud sales, CEO Jim Chirico looks to wrap up its review of strategic alternatives in the next 30 days. Mitel, Avaya Merger on Tap? Beth Schultz August 20, 2019 On the heels of word that Avaya is close to reaching acquisition deal, the focus turns to Mitel and a reported bid of $20 per share. Avaya Continues Mulling Next-Step Options Beth Schultz September 12, 2019 In a brief update, company said strategic alternative review process continues, gave no indication of new expectations for wrapping it up. Based on Mitel’s previous pattern, it would strip away redundancies, consolidate the portfolios, and eliminate most of Avaya’s managers. None of these would be simple with Avaya. Also, unlike previous acquisitions, Mitel would have to reposition itself as a small business to enterprise vendor, and that’s a tall order that few companies have accomplished. What do you think? question-mark_774.jpg Dave Michels is a contributing editor and analyst at TalkingPointz.Tags:News & ViewsAvayaMitelM&AUnified Communications & CollaborationAnalyst InsightCloud CommunicationsContact Center & Customer ExperienceIndustry NewsVendor Strategy Articles You Might Like See All in Unified Communications & Collaboration » Justifying Workspace Applications: Time to Up the Game Marty Parker September 10, 2019 Communication technology vendors and their value-adding partners must take the lead in defining business justifications for their collaboration and workspace applications. I find the combination both intriguing and concerning. Mitel certainly knows how to acquire businesses. That’s not a trivial credential as most companies are terrible at it. NEC has more or less given up at trying, and Avaya itself doesn’t have a stellar record. Some companies have a disciplined process that seems to work… Mitel, Cisco, Vonage, and West come to mind. Permalink Submitted by LawrenceB941 on Mon, 05/13/2019 – 16:43 Permalink Submitted by zkerravala on Fri, 05/10/2019 – 10:32 Comments Oracle makes some sense but Mitel has a history of chasing after undervalued companies. Avaya shareholders agreeing to sell to Mitel would feel a bit like the dog catching the car. Now what? The problem here, as you know Dave, is that Avaya’s whole portfolio is immensely complicated with multiple overlapping products in all dimensions (many from previous complex acquisitions). Capturing this checkerboard “base” is very difficult and not even Avaya has done a great job in migrating the long tail “base”. Why does anyone else want this headache? Versus just targeting the “base” directly with their own products, as Microsoft and Cisco have been doing aggressively now for a decade, even before the onrush of many new simpler and better integrated cloud alternatives. Log in or register to post comments read more

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The genocide trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Miloševic will resume on 14 July if a cardiologist agrees that he is healthy enough to conduct his own defence, a United Nations war crimes tribunal announced today.A day after three judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) adjourned the trial because of concerns over Mr. Miloševic’s heart condition, they ruled it can restart next week as “there is no evidence that the accused is not fit to stand trial.”But the judges, sitting in The Hague, added there is evidence that Mr. Miloševic’s health “is such that he may not be fit to continue to represent himself.”The ICTY said a court-appointed cardiologist with no previous connection to Mr. Miloševic must examine him and decide whether he is healthy enough to act as his own counsel and, if so, what impact that would have on the trial’s schedule.The trial will be adjourned between 21 July and 31 August in any case to allow Mr. Miloševic more time to prepare his defence. The prosecution concluded its case in February.The former Yugoslav President is facing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and other war crimes for his role in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Kosovo during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.The trial, which began in February 2002, has already lost 66 days because of Mr. Miloševic’s health problems.Meanwhile, Mitar Vasiljevic, a Bosnian Serb man convicted for his part in the deaths of five Muslim men in 1992, was today transferred to Austria to serve out the remainder of his 15-year jail term. Austria is one of 10 European countries which have signed deals to house criminals sentenced by the ICTY. read more

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first_imgNorthern Peru Copper Corp has signed a definitive agreement with China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals and Jiangxi Copper Co, under which those companies have agreed to make an offer to acquire all of Northern Peru’s outstanding shares for C$13.75 per share in cash. Northern Peru’s Board of Directors has unanimously determined that the offer is fair to its shareholders and is in the best interests of the company and its shareholders.    Ross Beaty, Chairman, said, “During 2007, Northern Peru has worked with its advisors to seek a major mining company to acquire and develop the Galeno copper/gold/molybdenum project into a large producing mine that will provide substantial benefits to the Peruvian economy. During that time 27 companies signed confidentiality agreements to review the technical information on Galeno.  Of those companies, 18 visited Galeno and completed comprehensive technical due diligence. Minmetals and Jiangxi presented us with the best offer to acquire NOC and we are happy to accept their offer.  Both are large companies with extensive experience in the copper sector, and are fully capable of developing Galeno into one of the world’s premier copper mining operations.  I support their offer to acquire our company and encourage all shareholders to do so as well.”   Minmetals and Jiangxi are committed to the efficient development of the Galeno Project. “The joint venture expects to continue with the first class work that has been conducted to date by the dedicated staff of Northern Peru Copper’s Peruvian subsidiary Lumina SAC,” said Huang Guoping, Vice President of Minmetals. Zha Kebing, Deputy Chief Engineer & Senior Engineer of Jiangxi added that “both companies are excited about this opportunity and hope to construct a world class mine.”   The Galeno project is located in the Yanacocha mining district of northern Peru, some 16 km east of the mining operations at Yanacocha, the largest gold mine in South America. In January 2007, an independent, NI 43-101 compliant prefeasibility study was completed on Galeno. Using a long term copper price of $1.35/lb and an 8% discount rate, the PFS showed that the project will generate an after tax net present value of $560 million and an IRR of 18.2%. Over the 20-year mine life, the project will produce approximately 144,000 t/y of copper in concentrate, averaging over 200,000 t/y in the first five years of the mine’s life.  The company is currently undertaking the feasibility study on the project which is expected to be completed in mid 2008.  At the same time, the company is continuing a three drill rig exploration program at the adjacent Hilorico gold/polymetallic zone.   The PFS indicates the Galeno mine will generate approximately 657 permanent jobs during its operating life and 3,600 jobs during the 2.5 year construction period.  The PFS indicates that the mine will generate, over its 20 year life, $1.4 billion in taxes, government royalties and employee profit sharing payments, as well as substantial economic benefits and stimulus to its local communities, its region and elsewhere throughout Peru.  Minmetals is one of the major subsidiaries of China Minmetals Corp (China Minmetals). China Minmetals, a state-owned corporation, is a diversified metals and mining company based in Beijing. China Minmetals is engaged in the production and trading of metals and minerals, including copper, aluminium, tungsten, tin, antimony, lead, zinc, iron and steel-related commodities. China Minmetals also engages in activities related to real estate development, finance, shipping and tendering. In 2006, China Minmetals had operations in 44 countries and revenue of approximately $18.9 billion.   Jiangxi, a public corporation existing under the laws of China, is an integrated producer of copper in China, with operations in mining, milling, smelting and processing.  Jiangxi also maintains exposure to sulphur, gold, silver, platinum, palladium, selenium, tellurium, rhenium and molybdenum.  Jiangxi is listed on the London, Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges.last_img read more

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first_img Short URL By Fora Staff Share18 Tweet Email3 Jun 17th 2018, 2:01 PM What Bulmers is doing to reverse its slipping Irish cider sales The drink is selling well in off-licences – but pubs are a challenge. 71 Comments http://jrnl.ie/4085653 Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The C&C group owns and distributes several other cider brands, like Wyder’s in the US and fruit-flavoured Hornsby’s cider, which was introduced to the Irish market but “didn’t necessarily stick”.“Hornsby’s worked OK in the off-trade, but it’s a slightly different cider than what the Irish consumer is used to,” Kelly said.“The Irish consumer is very much about apple cider. Flavoured cider is still very small here, it’s only about 5-6% of the total market. I think there’s probably newer innovations that we can do, but it’ll be an apple cider innovation in the existing family of Bulmers.”When asked whether C&C plans to test other foreign ciders in the Irish market, Kelly said the group’s UK-based Orchard Pig craft cider – which it acquired last year – is “something that we’ll look at for over here”.Sign up to our newsletter to receive a regular digest of Fora’s top articles delivered to your inbox.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie 27,066 Views THE DRINKS GIANT that owns Bulmers plans to reverse its slipping cider sales – by prompting publicans to lay off the ice.In an interview with Fora, Belinda Kelly, the Irish marketing director of publicly traded group C&C, said the cider is performing well in off-licences, but the pub trade is “where the challenges are”.Annual sales at C&C’s Irish operation took a hit last financial year, dipping 4.4% to about €312 million during the 12 months to the end of February 2018.The outfit’s operating profit also declined, dropping 6.7% to just over €40 million. Volume sales for the Bulmers brands fell by 6%.The company blamed the dip on increased competition from international rivals and the loss of several wholesale accounts.In pubs – where “the battle is on” – Bulmers pint bottles are performing well, but C&C is struggling when it comes to selling the drink on draught, Kelly said.In a bid to reverse the decline, C&C – which also owns or distributes several alcoholic and soft drinks brands like Tennent’s lager and Finches Sparking Orange – is concentrating its Irish marketing efforts on so-called ‘in-outlet’ campaigns.“We’re going back into the pubs and really trying to get our brand back onto the counter as well as in the fridge,” Kelly said. C&C’s Belinda Kelly Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall IrelandNaturally, Bulmers has less visibility in a fridge than on a counter top, which falls within punters’ “decision corridor” – marketing lingo for the last three feet before the bar.“It’s us and Orchards Thieves on draught,” Kelly said, referring to the cider brand launched by rival Heineken in 2015. “Some outlets will only want one cider (on tap). We’ve been going back in and trying to grow our distribution (in pubs).”C&C’s on-the-ground sales team is conducting a shoe-leather campaign to convince pub owners to sell the cider on draught as well as in pint bottles. They’ll be arguing a peculiar business case for why pub owners should add a Bulmers tap to their arsenal.“The bottle is always served over ice. It’s our iconic pack. Some people just don’t like Bulmers over ice, so the draught consumer can just have a draught without ice,” Kelly said.Although Bulmers accounts for about 50% of the Irish cider market, Heineken’s Orchard Thieves has taken a decent slice of the pie since its launch three years ago.According to 2017 data compiled by consumer insights group Kantar Worldpanel, the brand owns a near-15% share of the market, with its sales growing faster than the overall cider market. Bulmers’ sales, in contrast, are lagging behind the trend.EventsKelly has worked for the C&C Group for almost a decade and was appointed marketing director for the Republic and Northern Ireland two years ago.Prior to joining C&C, Kelly spent eight years at the Irish wing of US behemoth Coca-Cola, an experience that helped inspire the annual Bulmers Forbidden Fruit music festival, which has taken place in Dublin every June bank holiday weekend since 2011.“Coming from a background in Coca-Cola, experiential and events were a very big thing. We didn’t really have a music strategy (at C&C),” she said.We reached out to two different promoters to come up with a festival that would be our own. That’s where Forbidden Fruit came from.The beauty of events like Forbidden Fruit from a marketing perspective is that they create a year’s worth of social media fodder and other such ‘content’, Kelly said. Forbidden Fruit Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieThe company sponsors a number of music festivals, including next weekend’s Body & Soul in Co Westmeath.The bit that ties it all together is the Bulmers 100% Irish stage at each event, which serves as a showcase for up-and-coming artists – and a chance for C&C to push its brand.The campaign came out around the same time the group revamped its marketing message for Bulmers last year.The group spent €10 million on a campaign that saw it replace its long-running ‘time’ campaign with a more humorous marketing message that featured “sharp, witty observations of life in Ireland”, according to Kelly.“The ‘time’ campaign worked extremely well for us. But a lot of the time we were talking about how the product was made. The key of the campaign last year was bringing the product into people’s lives,” she said.New brandsThe Bulmers rejig coincided with the launch of Outcider, a more ‘youthful’ cider that rivals Heineken’s Orchard Thieves. Kelly was instrumental in bringing the drink to market.“Before Orchard Thieves came, Bulmers was always a brand that people loved,” she said.We got to be seen as slightly older when Orchard Thieves came in … We’d never done a sweet apple cider. That’s what Outcider was for; to capture that youthful market that’s looking for a sweeter cider. Saturday 23 Jun 2018, 6:30 PM Take me to Fora Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ielast_img read more

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first_imgOFF SUGARLOAF KEY, Fla. (WSVN) — A total of 34 Cuban migrants were intercepted at sea and sent back to Cuba.The migrants were stopped at sea during two separate incidents within the last week.This group of migrants does not include the Cubans that recently climbed a lighthouse in the Keys.They are being held on a Coast Guard cutter as a judge decides whether they will be able to stay in the States.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Audit Bureau of Circulations’ board of directors has ruled to modify its definition of a digital magazine in the U.S. and Canada to accommodate new devices such as the Apple iPad.At a meeting held March 10-12 in Washington, DC, the board agreed on new standards that state a replica digital edition must include a print edition’s full editorial content and advertising, but no longer needs to be presented in a layout identical to the print version. Replica digital editions will continue to be included in a magazine’s circulation guarantee, or rate base.”The board’s decision to revise the definition really stems from the growing interest magazines are showing in e-reader and mobile devices,” Teresa Perry, SVP, publisher member audit and report processing services, wrote in an email to AD. “They want to ensure that ABC’s qualification and reporting guidelines are forward-looking and provide ample flexibility to take advantage of new devices like the iPad. The new guidelines allow ABC magazine members to design digital editions that are better suited for the specific distribution device, like the iPad, and provide additional features in the digital edition that enhance both the editorial and advertising content while still counting that circulation in rate base.” The board is also encouraging members that are planning to launch e-reader editions or mobile apps to seek evaluation from ABC. “The evaluation is an informal review of a publisher’s digital edition—whether that be a new version built for the iPad, an app developed for the iPhone or Blackberry, or one meant to be viewed on a computer,” according to Perry. “We don’t need to review a live production version of the edition; a demo or beta version is what we commonly look at. Based on ABC’s guidelines, our Publisher Relations department will render its opinion regarding how the edition would likely qualify (i.e., replica or nonreplica) and, therefore, how the publisher should report the copies when its claims are filed with ABC.”ABC confirmed that Condé Nast’s Wired is the first publication to seek review of its iPad version, which will qualify as a digital replica edition under the bureau’s new guidelines. GQ has already received ABC’s approval for its replica app, which has been available on the iPhone and iPod Touch since December.last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, August 25, 2019:A caller reported a tree fell onto power lines on Concord Street. Wires are down in her driveway and her house has no power. RMLD and Fire Department responded. (1:56am)Police noted illegal dumping at the West Intermediate School. Someone dumped brush and a birdbath on the school’s loading dock and dumpster. (9:03am)Wilmington and Tewksbury Police on scene of an erratic driver who was pulled over on Nichols Street. Driver admitted to texting her friends, which caused her to “drive all over the road.” She possibly struck a tree or mailbox in area of Salem Street. Police explained the criminal possibilities from her actions for leaving the scene of property damage and negligent operation. She was cited for marked lanes violation and texting. (10:39am)A caller reported a male party threatened her and her child in aisle 3 at Market Basket. Male party left prior to police arrival. Police were unable to locate male, who was with a female party with long blonde hair with a clip. Male had arm tattoos and was wearing a sweatshirt and shorts. (12:37pm)A caller reported a female party threw water all over her, any customer, and an employee at Market Basket. Action will result in a no trespass order. Female party left prior to police arrival. Police will follow up with manager. (2:01pm)A female caller reported her husband was bitten by a leashed dog on Boutwell Street while running. All of the dog’s vaccinations were up to date. Husband elected to take himself to Lahey to seek medical attention. (3:54pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 23: Break-Ins on Ballardvale Street; Ride-On Lawn Mower vs. Parked Car; Erratic DriverIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 14: Missing Teen Located; Trash Left Behind At Yentile FarmIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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first_imgVarun Sandesh and Vithika SheruIn the first two seasons of Bigg Boss 3, contestants were seen as individuals. But as per the latest news and speculations, one of the cutest couples of Tollywood is going to be part of the show. Going by the news that we have learnt, this is going to be the first time a couple is going to take part in the show together. This couple is none other than Varun Sandesh and Vithika Sheru. Initially, only Varun’s name was doing rounds. But now, even Vithika’s name is being heard all over.So, with this news doing rounds all over social media, excitement among the audience and fans has been raised and all are waiting to know what’s next. Well, news that the show will go on air from July 21 has been doing rounds.In Bigg Boss Hindi, couples have taken part together in the last few seasons and it looks like the same will be introduced here too. But it is not yet known whether Varun and Vithika are going to be the only couple in the house or there are going to be a few more to throw a surprise to us.Let us wait to know more about the contestants and all the fun the show is going to have for its audience. Meanwhile, the fans of Nagarjuna are waiting to see him as a host once again, yet for a different show. But yes, the show does have a lot to offer to its audience.last_img read more

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first_img.Three men were killed in what the law enforcement called gunfights in Kushtia, Munshiganj and Cumilla districts early Sunday.Police claimed two of the deceased were drug traders while the other a robber, reports news agency UNB.The law enforcement’s versions of the events, however, could not be verified independently as no version of those incidents was available immediately either from any witnesses or from any members of the victims’ families.In Kushtia, Nazmul Malitha, 40, son of a certain Miraj Malitha of Taragunia in Daulatpur upazila was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Shaldah area of sadar upazila.He was implicated in several cases, police said.Being informed about a ‘gunfight’ between two groups of drug traders, a team of police conducted a raid in the area.Sensing the presence of police, the drug traders stopped infighting and opened fire on them, forcing the law enforcers to shot back, triggering the gunfight, leaving Nazmul with bullet injured.The injured was rushed to Kushtia General Hospital where physicians declared him dead.Four policemen were also injured in the gunfight, said the OC adding that they recovered 500 yaba tablets, a foreign-made pistol, two rounds of bullet and two magazines from the spot.In Munshiganj, Humayun Bepari, 30, son of late Mohon Bepari of Kalirchar village was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Taleshwar area in sadar upazila around 2:00am.Humayun was a suspected robber and accused in six cases, police said.Police arrested Humayun from Charmuktarpur area around 11:30pm on Saturday, said Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of sadar police station.Later, they conducted a drive along with Humayun to recover arms.When the team reached in the area, members of “Humayun Bahini” opened fire on them and tried to snatch away Humayun, prompting the law enforcers to fire back, triggering the gunfight.Humayun sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight, said the OC.Later, he was rushed to Munshiganj General Hospital where physicians declared him dead.In Cumilla, Mangal Miah, 55, son of Babor Ali of Bittola village in Daudkandi upazila, and accused in 21 cases, was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Pirchar area of Chandina upazila around 3:30am.Abul Foysal, officer-in-charge of Chandina police station, said that police also recovered a LG, 2 round bullets, 500 piece yaba tablets and 50 bottles of Phensidyl from the spot.According to the human rights group, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a total of 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In January 2019, the number of such killing was 23, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more

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first_imgLeft: the light falls on the opaque paint layer as a plane wave and little is transmitted. Right: the waveform has been shaped and clear light is transmitted: the open channels have been found. Credit: Mosk and Vellekoop. University of Twente. No matter how thick an opaque “scattering material” is, physicists have shown how to weave light through tiny open channels in the material, so that the light passes through on the other side. Explore further Materials such as white paint, paper, and milk are considered opaque because they scatter (rather than absorb) light. When light encounters these scattering materials, it undergoes sub-surface scattering, deflecting in every direction. One prime example is the blinding whiteness of freshly fallen snow, which is caused by lots of scattering light.But theorists have predicted that, no matter how disordered these opaque scattering materials are, they still contain open channels that light could conceivably fit through. In the 1980s, scientists used random matrix theory to show that thicker materials have fewer open channels, but even the thickest materials should have some channels.Now, physicists Allard Mosk and Ivo Vellekoop of the University of Twente in The Netherlands have shown how to find these open channels, and how to control the shape of incoming light waves so that they can make their way through. Until now, manipulating the light so that the open channels could actually be found has been too complex.By shaping the light waves in a specific way, the physicists could reinforce the scattering waves with each other through constructive interference, and the light waves could then travel through an open channel in the material. In their experiments, the physicists focused a laser beam onto an opaque layer of white zinc oxide (a material used by painters such as Van Gogh). With a digital camera, they measured the light emerging from the other side, and used this information to control the shape of the incoming light wave with a computerized feedback loop.To change the light wave´s shape, the scientists slowed parts of the wave with a liquid crystal display. These delayed parts interfered with other parts of the same wave, and ultimately increased the amount of light reaching the camera by at least 44% compared with the initial unshaped wave.Even when the physicists doubled the opaque layer thickness from 5.7 to 11.3 microns, they still achieved a similar increase in transmission. They calculated that a maximum transmission of two-thirds of the incoming light is possible, which matches theoretical predictions.”However thick a material is, it should be possible to create a wave that can be transmitted,” Mosk said.The ability to transmit more light through opaque scattering materials may lead to several applications, such as better medical imaging technology. Also, since electrons behave as waves in the theory of quantum mechanics, this new approach may help electrons find and move through open channels in thin wires, such as those on semi-conductor chips. Further, the research could lead to a better understanding of radio waves for mobile communication, such as improving cell phone reception and range. Mosk and Vellekoop´s study, called “Universal optimal transmission of light through disordered materials,” will be published in an upcoming issue of Physical Review Letters. It is also available at arxiv.org.via: University of Twente and ScienceNOW SLAC makes ‘electron camera,’ a world-class tool for ultrafast science, available to scientists worldwide Citation: Physicists Transmit Light through Opaque Materials (2008, August 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-08-physicists-transmit-opaque-materials.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.last_img read more

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