Keyaira Gruben and her daughter Cedar. Gruben filed a human rights complaint against St. Thomas University. Photo: Angel Moore/APTNAngel MooreAPTN NewsKeyaira Gruben never expected that protecting her rights as an Indigenous student at university would lead to an argument in the classroom with the social work program coordinator.“That this is really sad that this is how this issue comes to light when it should have been brought into light and addressed a long time ago and instead it was addressed in this manner which was not professional,” Gruben told APTN News.Gruben has been in a battle with St. Thomas University since she started the Mi’kmaq Maliseet social work program two years ago.She said she has right to bring her baby to class.The university disagrees.Gruben filed a human rights complaint against the university in October 2018.She said the video shows what’s really going on.“The fact that something like this which displays a quite different reality than what they’ve been portraying it doesn’t leave me surprised one bit that they would be trying to deny or distort or discredit the evidence in front of them,” she said.Watch Angel’s story about Keyaira Gruben here. The video shows a confrontation between Gruben and the coordinator in front of other students in the class.The coordinator is clearly upset that Gruben went public with her complaints.At times both voices are raised.The coordinator tells Gruben if she doesn’t like the way the program is run she can leave.Along with being a student, and mother, Gruben is also a band councillor of Kingsclear First Nation.She has the support from her community.Chief Gabriel Atwin said that after watching the video, it’s clear St. Thomas is not supporting Indigenous students to succeed.“Talking to Keyaira in a condescending I would say way unfortunately us as Indigenous people have gone through so much,” he said.When Gruben applied for the program two years ago, she heard that it was child friendly.“So I just assumed I’d be able to attend the program with my child,” she said.“I also have other friends who have gone through the cohort and they had their young infants and toddlers with them through the whole program.”When classes started in October 2017, there was already another infant in the classroom.“It felt very communal like there was a lot of maternal love that i felt in the program from a lot of the different women and they all connected with the babies for the most part,” Gruben said.But a few months later, people complained that the infants were disruptive.There was no baby policy in place and a solution could not be reached.(Jeffrey Carleton says the university won’t be reviewing video of confrontation between Gruben and administrator. Photo: Angel Moore/APTN)Jeffrey Carleton, spokesperson for the university said accommodations were made.“St. Thomas has been known as an accommodating place for mothers and nursing mothers,” he said.“And for many years professors individually would deal with issues if it arose in the classroom and make accommodations for students.”A separate room was designated for the mothers and babies and a policy was developed – allowing babies in the classroom only to be breastfed or in emergency situations.“In the additional room we added internet and Skype so that the nursing mothers could continue their studies while the class was going on if their child was being disruptive,” said Carleton.Brandy Stanovich, the interim president of the Indigenous Women’s Association of the Wabanaki Territories, said children are medicine and St. Thomas has an obligation to honour mothers and children.“They need to support our traditional roles and help revive our culture and not put up blockers like that,” she said.(Brandy Stanovich, the interim president of the Indigenous Women’s Association of the Wabanaki Territories. Photo: Angel Moore/APTN)Gruben said the separate baby room compromised her education.She tried to appeal the decision, but her efforts made no difference.“I got an email from the director of the social work program stating that if any child was brought to class that the teachers would stop teaching,” said Gruben.“So I said perfect this would be a good opportunity for me, us to finally have a talking circle then and she replied that there would be no talking circle.”The next day, Gruben was in the baby room, when the program coordinator called her into the class.An argument ensued and was recorded on video.Soon after she received a letter from the university saying if she didn’t comply with their new baby policy she could be withdrawn from the program.Carleton said he hasn’t seen the video and won’t look into it.”I didn’t know about the video but what’s positive about going to human rights route is that there is very specific language and requirements set down by the New Brunswick human rights commission by which the student’s complaint will be measured by.Gruben said she’s not surprised the university is ignoring the video.“That’s really how privilege works, they get to pick and choose what they share, what they don’t share, what they erase and what they minimize,” she said.“And that’s what these colonial institutions have always done to indigenous voices.Keyaira Gruben talks about why she got in the program and whether it met her expectations Atwin said the video needs to be investigated.“I believe it was very unprofessional and it needs to be investigated.Gruben is waiting on the decision from the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission.She has one year left in her program.Her daughter Cedar now goes to daycare.Amoore@aptn.ca@angelharksen
BEIJING, China – China on Thursday ordered North Korean-owned businesses to close, cutting foreign revenue for the isolated North under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile programs.China is North Korea’s main trading partner, making Beijing’s co-operation essential to the success of sanctions aimed at stopping the North’s pursuit of weapons technology. China, long North Korea’s diplomatic protector, has gone along with the latest penalties out of growing frustration with leader Kim Jong Un’s government.North Korean businesses and ventures with Chinese partners must close within 120 days of the U.N. Security Council’s Sept. 11 approval of the latest sanctions, according to the Ministry of Commerce. That would be early January.North Korean companies operate restaurants and other ventures in China, helping to provide the North with foreign currency. North Korean labourers work in Chinese factories and other businesses.Also Thursday, China’s foreign ministry appealed for dialogue to defuse the increasingly acrimonious dispute between U.S. President Donald Trump’s government and North Korea.“The Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is related to regional peace and stability,” ministry spokesman Lu Kang said. “Breaking the deadlock requires all relevant parties to show their sincerity.”China, one of five permanent Security Council members with veto power, supports the latest sanctions but doesn’t want to push North Korea too hard for fear Kim’s government might collapse.Chinese leaders argue against doing anything that might hurt ordinary North Koreans. They agreed to the latest sanctions after the United States toned down a proposal for a total ban on oil exports to the North.Chinese officials complain their country bears the cost of enforcing sanctions, which have hurt businesses in its northeast that trade with the North.The latest round of U.N. sanctions bans member countries from operating joint ventures with North Korea, most of which are in China.They also ban sales of natural gas to North Korea and purchases of the North’s textile exports, another key revenue source. They order other nations to limit fuel supplies to the North.China, which provides the bulk of North Korea’s energy supplies, announced Saturday it would cut off gas and limit shipments of refined petroleum products, effective Jan. 1. It made no mention of crude oil, which makes up the bulk of Chinese energy supplies to North Korea and is not covered by the U.N. sanctions.China also has banned imports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ore, and seafood since early September.On Thursday, the Ministry of Commerce defended its recent imports of North Korean coal, saying they were permitted by U.N. sanctions.A ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, said imports that were reported in August trade data were allowed by a “grace period” for goods that arrived before the U.N. ban took effect.The imports are “in line with the (U.N.) resolution,” Gao said.
Rabat – Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba is back in Morocco to continue his recovery after spending only one day in his country.Anadolu Agency quoted presidential sources who said that Bongo is back in Morocco for medical treatment.Bongo left Morocco for Gabon on Monday. During his visit, Bongo chaired a ceremony of the new government’s swearing-in. On January 13, Bongo, acting from Rabat, appointed Julien Nkoghe Bekale as prime minister. Read Also: Gabonese President Ali Bongo to Address Gabon from RabatBongo’s trip to Gabon followed a failed a coup attempt. On January 7, a group of soldiers seized a state broadcaster and announced their plans against Ondimba.Law enforcement intervened and two rebels were killed while the military retook the national radio office.Ondimba arrived in Morocco first in November 2018 at the invitation of King Mohammed VI after he suffered a stroke in October in Saudi Arabia.
In 2011, as the Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD program was launched at Brock, Carol Merriam described it as “a grand and glorious playground of ideas.”At the time, Merriam was Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.Five years later, and now as Dean of the Faculty, Merriam has the satisfaction of seeing this idea mature and come of age.The program recently celebrated its first graduate at Spring Convocation when Malisa Kurtz, who was part of the small, first cohort of students, walked across the stage to receive her doctorate degree on June 8.“The first student to graduate is a milestone for a program that has lived up to an expectation of providing students with the opportunity to follow challenging avenues of research and to create new and broader paths of inquiry,” says Merriam.The PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities came on the scene at Brock as the institution was just beginning to chart a new course for itself as a leader in transdisciplinary research. The timing couldn’t have been better.The program is anchored by interdisciplinary field options, such as, Ways of Knowing (Epistemologies), Critique and Social Transformation, Culture and Aesthetics, and Technology and Digital Humanities.The program’s core courses, says Philosophy Professor Christine Daigle, are effective in making students stretch themselves in ways and areas they aren’t familiar with.“No student is the same and no student project is the same,” says Daigle, Graduate Program Director.“That’s what I love the most about the program — it accommodates a tremendous range of interests. When I was a student I couldn’t choose a discipline since I was interested in many. Our program exposes students to so many choices.“We want our students to drop the blinders, to look around and say OK, I can draw from here and I can draw from there. It’s exactly what we need in society today — thinkers who can drop the blinders because the problems in the world are not disciplinary specific.”The program continues to be strengthened by its students who embrace a growing culture of interdisciplinary inquiry that provides opportunities to collaborate within Brock and reach out to broader communities of scholars and experts.Terrance McDonald has been in and out of airports throughout the year to make his way to conferences in the United States and Canada.McDonald’s doctoral research is focused on how cinema expresses masculinities through form, and how film genres and technologies affect gendered subjectivities. His research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.“It’s up to us to go out and make an impact beyond Brock to show what the program can do,” he says.“The program gives you the opportunity to take such a variety of courses – such as gender studies, film studies, philosophy, and the list goes on.”
The Minnesota Lynx have dominated the WNBA this season, as they have much of the last half-decade. The team has reached the finals in five of the past six seasons, including this one. And since Cheryl Reeve was hired as head coach in 2009, the Lynx have won three WNBA titles. They entered this year’s postseason as the top seed, with a 28-6 record, quickly dismantled the Phoenix Mercury in the semifinals, and now face the Los Angeles Sparks, a team the Lynx went 2-1 against during the regular season. The two play for the title tonight in a winner-take-all Game 5.The engines of this success are obvious: Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles both ranked in the league’s top five for Player Impact Estimate,1Among players who played in at least 10 games. a statistic that measures a player’s overall importance to her team’s success when on the court, and Moore’s offensive rating (1.11 points per possession) led the league.2Again among players who played in at least 10 games. Fowles has had double-doubles in three of four games in the finals, and Moore scored 31 points on 9-17 shooting to take Game 4.But for all of Minnesota’s obvious weaponry, it has a secret one as well: Paul Swanson — the reclusive, in-house statistician for the Lynx and Timberwolves who is integrated seamlessly into the Lynx coaching staff. “Swanny has this unique ability to provide us with stats I wouldn’t think to ask for,” said Reeve, who carries around pieces of paper full of what the coaching staff calls “Swanny Stats.” “There isn’t another team in the WNBA that has the resources to employ someone like him.”Just as the Lynx aren’t any ordinary pro franchise, Swanson isn’t any ordinary stat geek. He entered analytical lore as the unofficial creator of the net plus-minus formula, which he unveiled in 2003 to demonstrate the legitimacy of Kevin Garnett’s MVP candidacy (which he lost to Tim Duncan). And since the beginnings of the WNBA, he’s been one of the few people breaking down and logging the advanced stats of an WNBA team and the league as a whole.To hear it from the coaches and others within the WNBA statistical community, Swanson’s input has helped shape coaching decisions during the team’s title runs. But his effect on the game extends even further: His meticulously curated stats site (which, though publicly accessible, is buried on Google) was a beacon for those who were disappointed by the WNBA’s output.“For a long time, Paul was virtually the only person providing these sorts of advanced stats,” said Richard Cohen of WNBAlien.com, who has corresponded with Swanson over email for years. “This season is the first time the WNBA has actually provided decent stats, but for a long time, his site was the only place you could get anything of value.”Kevin Pelton knows about the league’s statistical desert first-hand. Before joining ESPN, Pelton worked for the Seattle Storm as its advanced stats guru. “There were more independent resources in the NBA that were stepping in to fill that void whereas that never really existed in the WNBA,” Pelton said. “It’s up to Paul.”Not that you’ll hear any of this from Swanson, who wouldn’t comment for this article and has next to no web presence. Other than his frequent postings on the women’s basketball forum RebKell and a handful of mentions by longtime Lynx assistant Jim Petersen (“I try to mention his name and give him shout-outs anytime I can,” he said. “I call him the Great Paul Swanson.”), Swanson is a ghost.There are conflicting accounts of when Swanson began working for the Lynx and the Timberwolves. According to Ashley Carlson, the Lynx’s PR manager, Swanson has been employed as the statistician for both franchises since their inceptions (the Wolves began operations in 1989, the Lynx in 1999). But both Reeve and Petersen said Swanson was a freelancer until the 2000s, when his position became more solidified within the organization. “It’s evolved as a whole from being an independent contractor to now a full-time position,” Reeve said.Initially, it was Swanson’s meticulous game notes that drew attention. He would stay up all night after a game compiling and then updating not only the standard box sheet, but also the so-called “advanced” basketball stats that focused on per-possession numbers.“He was putting out the best game notes in the NBA,” said Petersen, who doubles as an announcer for Timberwolves games. He was one of Swanson’s early converts: “I just looked at it as rebounding numbers and never thought about if a team played fast or played slow and how that impacts the number of shots that go up,” Petersen told MinnPost in 2012.The analytical community didn’t take notice of Swanson until 2002 or 2003, around the time he started including net plus-minus in his game notes. “We didn’t understand how to use it because obviously there are a lot of limitations to just looking at raw plus-minus and that one player only has so much control over what happens on the court,” Pelton said.What kicked things off was when Petersen repeated a few of Swanson’s per-48-minute computations during several Timberwolves broadcasts. Those stats found their way to the Association for Professional Basketball Research message boards — an early petri dish for basketball analytics — and incited a vigorous debate. According to Pelton, there were many skeptics, but because he had access to the game notes, he knew the stats were legit. “Paul was the first I saw to present the argument, ‘Let’s physically compare how a team does with a specific player on the court versus how they do with a specific player off the court,’” Pelton said.But while Swanson’s ideas were clever and gaining steam in the mathier circles, it took longer for them to take hold in the WNBA. “A lot of coaches had learned to work without it and weren’t searching for it,” Pelton said.That meant there was opportunity for the Lynx. “No one in the WNBA was crunching the per possession numbers, and we had access to, but didn’t use, efficiency stats that were unprecedented for the league,” Petersen said. “When Cheryl came in, I told her what Swanny could do for us in terms of advanced stats.” Swanson’s role slowly began to evolve. “He would come to practice, and you don’t ever really think about him,” Reeve said. “I was told he was a fabric of the organization, so I started him off with small tasks, like charting practice.”Those charts, which Reeve refers to as “heat zones,” formed the basis of the Lynx’s defensive philosophy when the coach first arrived in Minnesota. “We were really interested in what our opponents shot at different spots on the court,” she said. Eventually, Swanson began charting the Lynx’s own shots, which Reeve said helped the coaching staff better formulate the team’s offensive execution. “If we really know something, and we want to highlight it, we’ll support it with the stats that bear it out,” Reeve said. “That resonates more with our players, rather than just saying we watched game video.”Two years ago, Reeve extended Swanson an invitation to the daily coaches meetings — an uncommon situation for a statistician. Although both Petersen and Reeve declined to go into detail about Swanson’s specific contributions — “I don’t want to give people ideas of what we do,” Reeve said — the coaches’ conversations with Swanson help shape their game prep and decision making. “We formulate scouting reports based on his information,” Reeve said. “And we’ll use his analysis to put together lineups, whether it is whole lineups or just post pairs and perimeter trios. If Swanny said it, then it is so.”If the Lynx win tonight, they’ll tie the Houston Comets’ record for WNBA titles with four. But whatever the outcome, their sustained run of excellence over the past few years is, from a certain angle, proof of the value of having information and having the good sense to put it to use in a league that’s starved for it.
The Anchorage Police Department says a police officer and three passers-by stopped an apparently suicidal woman from jumping off a pedestrian overpass Saturday afternoon.Police say in a statement that it received several calls saying a woman was on top of the overpass on the city’s east side. The woman seemed distraught and it looked like she was going to jump.Police say Officer Tyler Sutcliffe and two passers-by – Daniel Mullins, 28, and Duane Hunte, 51 – tried to talk her down. The woman did not respond.Police say that just as the woman started to jump, a third man, whose identity was not available, grabbed hold of her and stopped her from falling.Sutcliffe, Mullins and Hunte then grabbed her as well. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital.
Miryalaguda (Nalgonda): BJP State general secretary Gujjala Premender Reddy called upon party cadre to work like soldiers to strengthen the party at grossroot level to help the lotus bloom in the State in 2023 Assembly elections.On Tuesday, along with district president Nukala Narsimha Reddy, he launched party membership drive at a private function hall in Miryalaguda town. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, he said people of the nation have been welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule and the country has been progressing rapidly under his rule, he added He advised party cadre to propagate the Central government schemes and development activities besides failures of the State government among people in order to attract youth and women in large number towards the party to improve the party voting percentage in the next elections. Later, he spoke to media and explained the objective of the party membership drive and development activities being carried out by the Central government in detail.
YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan ReddyYSRCP official websiteYSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Sunday announced candidates for the remaining 17 Lok Sabha seats and all 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy released the second and final list of candidates after paying tribute to his father and former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy at his grave at Idupulapaya in Kadapa district.YSRCP had announced candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats late on Saturday.Jaganmohan Reddy will seek re-election from Pulivendula Assembly constituency, his family stronghold in Kadapa district.YSRCP has retained 40 sitting MLAs. It has given priority to backward classes, youth, experienced and loyalists.The list of Assembly candidates includes nine who worked in All India Services and 15 doctors. Out of the 175 candidates, 33 are below 45 years.Elections to the 175-member Assembly and all 25 Lok Sabha seats are scheduled on April 11.
A surprise election victory for fiery Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr appears to have shaken Iraq’s political landscape at the expense of both the Iranian and American influence in the country.The populist Shiite preacher, a firebrand who once battled US troops and now opposes Tehran, is looking to cobble together a broad technocrat coalition tasked with rooting out Iraq’s endemic corruption.But can he really sideline powerful foreign players and domestic rivals to take control?Playing by the rules?While Sadr’s unlikely Marching Towards Reform alliance with Iraq’s communists looks on course to be the biggest group in parliament — it faces many obstacles.The movement has pitched itself as a challenge to Iraq’s entrenched elite and ridden popular protests over graft to drum up support.Under article 76 of Iraq’s constitution, the right to form a government falls to the political bloc with the most seats. Sadr — who has ruled himself out of becoming PM — should be the key powerbroker and is already eyeing a coalition of around a dozen groups to reach a majority.However, with months of wrangling expected ahead, it remains far from certain that he will get the chance to realise his ambitions.At elections in 2010, the Iraqi National Movement of Ayad Allawi — loathed by Iran — scooped 91 seats to become the biggest group in parliament.But after much manoeuvring, Allawi was eventually bested by Nuri al-Maliki, as Tehran helped engineer a union between two leading Shiite blocs to give him more seats.Cutting foreign influence?Strengthened by his apparent victory in Saturday’s polls, black-turbaned Sadr could now push his nationalist agenda that has seen him pledge to curb foreign meddling in Iraq.After the 2003 invasion, his militia battled US forces. He is now calling for the latest deployment of American troops to leave following last year’s defeat of the Islamic State group.While his family of religious scholars historically has close ties with the Islamic revolutionaries in Iran and he spent years living there, Sadr has now fallen out with Tehran and wants its overbearing influence slashed.In a sign that he is angling to chart a different course, he visited regional Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia last year, as Tehran’s rival seeks to play a greater role in Iraq.Sadr faces a difficult act to herd together enough groups from across Iraq’s fragmented political spectrum to form a government.He has extended a hand to a wide spread of parties — including the bloc of current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that lies in third place according to latest results.Whether he can convince Abadi — a key member of the establishment Dawa party that has dominated Iraq for years — to turn his back on his former stablemates and team up remains a major question.Abadi — who came to power in 2014 as IS rampaged across Iraq — has balanced off the US and Iran during his time at the helm. On Tuesday, the prime minister called Sadr to congratulate him for the election victory, the cleric’s office said.Sadr for now appears to be ruling out an alliance with two other powerful forces inside Iraq: the Iran-backed Conquest Alliance of former anti-IS paramilitary fighters and ex-premier Maliki.Iran manoeuvres?Any attempt to form a government that would threaten the influence Iran has built up in the 15 years since the fall of Saddam Hussein looks certain to face opposition from Tehran.Iraq’s larger neighbour to the east has major leverage over many of the top Shiite politicians and it already seems like it may be looking to block Sadr’s path to power.Political sources told AFP that two meetings have been held under Iranian guidance to bring together several political blocs.According to a participant, the aim has been to unite Abadi and Maliki — bitter foes despite coming from the same Dawa party — alongside the Conquest Alliance, which looks set to come second in the election.The initiative could trump Sadr’s own coalition-building efforts but it risks angering the cleric’s supporters who are yearning for a clampdown on corruption among establishment figures.
Share wikimedia commonsThe recent violence in Charlottesville has prompted the University of Houston to rename one of its dorms, which shared a name with John C. Calhoun, who advocated for slavery.Technically, the Calhoun Lofts at UH were named for the city street that runs in front of the dorms, which are reserved for upperclassmen.But the University of Houston has decided to change the name to “University Lofts” as soon as it’s practical.Calhoun was a U.S. vice president who promoted slavery and was a white supremacist. UH spokesman Mike Rosen said in a statement that UH decided to change the dorm name because of recent events and “out of sensitivity” to the diverse student body on campus.Rosen added that UH does not have any statues, memorials or monuments honoring the Confederate era.It’s not the only college making changes. Yale University recently changed the name of a residential college there that previously bore Calhoun’s name.In Austin, the University of Texas removed statues honoring Confederate leaders.
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com:4020/live.m3uA former analyst within the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office offers a scathing rebuke of new State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, as she heads out the door. We’ll discuss that story as well as charges being dismissed against Michael Johnson, the man accused of murdering North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes in December 2010, and at least 10 shootings in Baltimore over the course of a few days. It’s all coming up onAFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
More information: W. J. Munro, et al. “Quantum communication without the necessity of quantum memories.” Nature Photonics DOI: 10.1038/NPHOTON.2012.243 Illustration of the new quantum communication scheme, where information is directly transmitted from one node to another using a transmitter unit and a receiver unit. The scientists calculated that the new approach could potentially enable communication rates several orders of magnitude faster than other approaches. Credit: W. J. Munro, et al. ©2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited In such a system, the performance is inherently limited by the time it takes to establish entanglement between nodes. This time is at best the classical signaling time between the nodes, but with many schemes it is even longer, and increases as network size increases. Since the qubits that store the quantum information are unstable and quickly decohere, quantum memories are required to store quantum information for milliseconds or longer while they wait for entanglement. The result is a theoretical limitation on speed due to the system’s design and the need for additional components – quantum memories – to enable a functioning network.In a new study published in Nature Photonics, scientists from Japan and the UK have presented an alternative design for a quantum communication network that requires neither entanglement between nodes nor quantum memories. Instead, the scheme transmits quantum information in encoded form directly across the network, using devices that act as quantum repeaters (without entanglement) to transmit and receive information between each other. Because this approach doesn’t use entanglement, the communications rate is not limited by the conventional restraints that limit the rates of entanglement-based approaches.”The significance of this work is that we have removed the need for classical messages to herald the generation of entanglement between adjacent nodes,” coauthor Bill Munro of NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Kanagawa, Japan, and the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan, told Phys.org. “This classical signal means our qubits at the remote nodes had to wait until it could be found out whether they were entangled or not. With repeater nodes separated by tens of kilometers, this waiting time was on the order of hundreds of microseconds. This means we needed long-lived quantum memories (milliseconds or longer life times) to store the information (entanglement) that was in those qubits. Copyright 2012 Phys.org 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. Citation: Quantum communication without entanglement could perform faster than previously thought possible (2012, October 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-10-quantum-entanglement-faster-previously-thought.html In order to build a quantum internet – a network that is faster and more secure than the current internet – the key is the ability to transmit quantum information between remote quantum computers (i.e., nodes). The most familiar approach involves entangling the links between nodes and then using quantum repeaters at intermediate locations to provide entanglement swapping, extending the range of entanglement across km-long networks. Explore further Quantum networks advance with entanglement of photons, solid-state qubits 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. “Our new scheme removes the need for long-lived quantum memories, as we do not aim to establish entanglement between the remote nodes. Instead we send an encoded signal between the nodes. Once the message has left one node to be transmitted to the next node, the resources available in the first node are freed up and the next message can be sent down the channel (even before the second node has received the first message), thus increasing the rate at which information can be transmitted. Entanglement-based approaches cannot do this, so their only route to higher communication rates is by paralleling resources within the node.”In the new approach, information is stored in matter qubits, such as electron spins, in the transmitter and receiver units. The transmitter, which contains a single-photon source, transfers the information from the matter qubits to the photonic qubits. Then it sends the photonic qubits down an optical fiber to the receiver, which contains a single-photon detector. The receiver operates in reverse, transferring the information from the photonic qubits back to matter qubits. Unlike traditional schemes, the new scheme doesn’t require entanglement between the matter qubits at the two remote nodes. As soon as the transmitter moves the information from the matter qubit to the photonic qubit, the matter qubit is no longer needed, so quantum memory is not required to store its information. After the completion of one cycle, the final matter qubit is checked for errors using a redundant quantum parity code. Since channel losses and source/detector inefficiencies are inevitable, quantum states can easily be degraded during quantum communication. The error correction code protects against this degradation by measuring the states of several matter qubits that all carry the same information. The physicists showed that this encoding process can tolerate photon loss in excess of 50% in the quantum channel between nodes, which allows for nodes to be spaced further apart than usually thought.After the error correction code verifies successful transmission of a qubit, the receiver then acts as a transmitter and sends the information on to the next node in the network. The scientists calculated that the scheme could transmit data at a rate of 107 quantum states per second, and operate over a distance of at least 17 km between nodes. With 48 nodes, quantum information could be transmitted over 800 km with a success probability of greater than 98%. The scientists calculated that the new approach could potentially enable communication rates several orders of magnitude faster than other approaches. In addition to speed, the new scheme also has other routing advantages.”Our solution also makes it very easy to see how one can send information on a more complicated quantum network,” Munro said. “Each node would have a telephone-like number and then we can think of telephone-like exchanges that route the information to where it needs to go. The node that sends the original message does not need to know the route to the final destination. Instead it just needs to get to a local exchange which can route it through the chain using country, region, and city parts of the telephone-like number.”In the future, the researchers plan to tackle some of the technical challenges facing the new quantum communication scheme.”Our future plans are an experimental implementation of this approach,” Munro said. “Currently we are working on ways to improve our local gates within our physical system – a necessary step to showing our new communication scheme.”The key requirement in this new approach is the need for efficient quantum gates within the repeater node,” he added. “In the normal entanglement-based approach, we can work with gates that fail a lot of the time in a heralded way. Currently, efficient quantum gates are experimentally challenging to achieve but they need to be achieved if distributed quantum computers are going to be achieved.” Journal information: Nature Photonics
Kolkata: The man found hanging from an electricity tower in Purulia had committed suicide as per the post-mortem examination, police said on Sunday as life was hit in the area due to the 12-hour strike called by the BJP to protest against the alleged murder of its party workers. Soon after taking charge on Sunday morning, the new Superintendent of Police of Purulia district, Akash Magharia, said: “There was a death of a person at Dava village in Balarampur on Saturday. He was found mysteriously hanging from a tower of high tension wire. We had initiated an unnatural death case and the body was sent for an autopsy that was carried out by a board of five doctors. We have received the report. The board of doctors has clearly stated in the report that the death was due to asphyxia due to hanging and suicidal in nature.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsWith the police getting the opinion of the board of doctors, they have become sure that Dulal had committed suicide and there was no foul play behind it as claimed by BJP.Partha Chatterjee, secretary general of the Trinamool Congress, said: “The autopsy report showed that it was a suicide. It shows that such controversy over it was created just to malign the state government.”It may be mentioned that Dulal had left home on Friday evening and went missing since then. His motorbike was found on Friday night itself. But his body was found hanging on Saturday morning. Locals had agitated and the police had to chase them away by raising their lathis to ensure that the law and order situation remained in order. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe BJP had called a strike in Balarampur on Sunday. But people went out for their work as usual without caring much. There were allegations of threats to the local residents asking them not to come out of their houses and to keep shops shut. Starting from women to middle-aged men, all went out of their houses without paying any heed to the warnings. There were sufficient state-run buses and it helped to ensure a normal day in Balarampur. However, there was police patrolling in sensitive places to avoid any untoward incident that might occur once again leading to deterioration of the law and order situation.The police are also maintaining a strict vigil in the district so that no attempts to disturb peace can be achieved.
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Big business came to the party, with large companies reducing their electricity footprint in Ladysmith yesterday afternoon. This allowed the municipality to temporarily halt load-shedding.Group 3, which was supposed to go down from 3pm to 6pm yesterday, was given a reprieve. And so was Group 1.However, there was no guarantee that Eskom would not make further demands on Ladysmith today.And the power utility did just that.Group 2 is currently down due to load-shedding, with Group 3 expected to go down from 9am to 12pm. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
Source = McDonalds McDonald’s opens the doors to first real life Monopoly Hotel credit: Scott Barbour for Getty ImagesMcDonald’s opens the doors to first real life Monopoly HotelAustralia’s first real-life Macca’s Monopoly Hotel has come to Melbourne and two of the nation’s biggest Macca’s fans have been its exclusive guests for one night.Inspired by the tiny house movement, which has seen people all over the world downsize their homes and hotels to prove happiness can come in small packages, the Monopoly game piece from one of our favourite childhood games came to life in Federation Square overnight.The unique Monopoly Hotel, measuring just 2.4m x 3m, is one of the smallest hotels in the world and immersed its guests in nostalgia, with its game board-themed interior – even Mr Monopoly became their concierge for a night!Built to celebrate the return of the Monopoly Game at Macca’s and to launch the new interactive game app – a global first – Macca’s super-fans Laura Paton and Emma Kendrick were lucky enough to win a night’s stay to mark the occasion, and were the first people in the country to wake up and win instantly.Laura said: “We’ve often joked about moving into a Macca’s every year the Monopoly Game returns to try and win as many times as possible, but this is even better. It’s not often you get to say that you woke up in a giant game piece!“We’re such big fans of Macca’s and Monopoly and we certainly feel like we’ve been given the V.I.P. treatment with the exclusive stay and of course, being the first people in the country to play – it’s been unreal!”Jenni Dill, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s Australia, said: “Monopoly is one of those quintessential family board games, we’ve all got fond memories of playing it so we wanted to bring it to life in a unique way to launch this year’s Monopoly Game at Macca’s. It may be one of the tiniest hotels in the world but hopefully one of the most memorable for Laura and Emma.”This year, Monopoly players will have a one in five chance of winning instantly from a pool of more than 30 million prizes up for grabs, including cars, holidays, cash and McDonald’s food prizes. Plus, the new ‘Chance Card’ ticket will give players another opportunity to win even more prizes the App.“The majority of us are smart phone users so we wanted to create an enhanced game experience – we’re really excited with how the app takes the game to another level by allowing customers to win more prizes, even when they’re not in a restaurant.” adds Jenni. Monopoly at Maccas
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Thank you to everyone who supported me, I am now released from Kansas State University.— 12 (@coreysutton1997) June 2, 2017 Ninety-nine percent of college football observers had never heard of Corey Sutton until last week, and had he chosen to play somewhere else out of Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte.But Sutton chose Kansas State, and now he wants to leave. And now he’s become the latest flashpoint in college football’s most contentious issue.According to an account of the issue Sutton provided to the Kansas City Star, Sutton informed K-State head coach Bill Snyder he’d like to transfer and submitted a list of 35 schools on his target list, ranging from FBS to Division II. (No Big 12 or future K-State non-conference opponents were included on the list. It isn’t clear if Sutton didn’t include those schools because he didn’t want to transfer to any of them or if he knew none of them would be approved.)Kansas State denied each and every one of them.“When I originally told Coach Snyder I was going to transfer he said, ‘Well, Corey, I feel bad that you want to leave, but I can’t make you stay,’ ” Sutton said. “I dropped all my classes, moved out of Kansas and started looking at my options, then I find out they are denying me my release. “Coach Snyder told me today that when I signed my letter of intent that was my commitment to him, that I was going to be there for four years. I heard that and told him, ‘Coaches can leave. So why can’t a player leave? You made a commitment to me that you were going to treat me the right way and that’s not what you’re doing.’ ”In explaining his position, Snyder said he didn’t agree with the concept of transferring… and then casually dropped that Sutton failed two drug tests in his year-plus on campus.Bill Snyder goes on a dissertation about the decision to deny Corey Sutton the opportunity to transfer. @KCTV5 #KState #KstateFB pic.twitter.com/qTUkfnb7bO— Andrew Carter (@Andrew__Carter) June 2, 2017Apparent vindictiveness of Snyder’s comments aside, his stance makes no sense.Why are you keeping a player who doesn’t want to be there, who happens to have failed two drug tests, on your roster against his will? Aren’t you just inviting a cancerous attitude into your locker room?Sutton caught four passes for 54 yards last season. He’s a fine player, I’m sure, but in no way are the Wildcats depending on him to win games in 2017.So why is Snyder dragging his own program through the public-relations mud to keep him? Even if his belief that allowing every backup player to transfer would deplete the team is true, how does it help the team to keep a replaceable player who doesn’t want to be there? How does it serve the long-term interest of Kansas State football when you have a player tweeting (since-deleted) things like this, that eventually get picked up and quoted in news articles exactly like this one?Sutton says he’ll leave regardless of whether or not he gets Snyder’s blessing, but that’s beside the point. Snyder wants him to stay.This leads to two, divergent options:A) Snyder can grant his release and he’ll transfer somewhere else and Kansas State will never see him again. Sure, the Wildcats will have to find a new second-team receiver, but they’ll remove a player who doesn’t want to be there from the locker room.B) Snyder can deny his transfer, invite a heaping ton of negative publicity on his program and himself personally…. all in an effort to force a replaceable player back on the roster who doesn’t want to be there in the first place.What is the upside of Option B?The dynamics of this situation are complicated, as we’ve laid out before. Snyder is literally a living legend in Manhattan, and Kansas State recently hired a brand new AD. There probably isn’t anyone on the payroll that can walk into The Wizard’s office and say, “This isn’t worth it, and it’s making the entire program look bad. You need to stop this.”But the dynamics at other programs aren’t that complicated, and the public-relations are the same everywhere: limiting players’ transfer options has never been less popular, and it gets even less popular by the day. In a day and age when college football is worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year to each Power 5 conference, limiting unpaid players’ ability to freely move when millionaire coaches can do exactly that is a losing issue for the college sports establishment.There will come a time when the NCAA’s transfer rules are changed. It won’t happen during Snyder’s career, so he doesn’t care about how it looks as long as he’s within the rules. However, the rule will change one day. Do yourself a favor and align your program with the right side of history today. Update: Sutton says he’s been released by Kansas State.Kansas State and Bill Snyder finally wise up and come to their senses. pic.twitter.com/gQh1OenxVH— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) June 2, 2017
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