TAYLOR, B.C. — A frightening incident led to a black bear being destroyed by Conservation Officers on Sunday after it broke into an occupied tent on Peace Island Park early that morning.Sgt. Shawn Brinsky with the Conservation Officer Service said that the C-O-S first received a call at around 2:30 yesterday morning of a black bear that was up a tree in Peace Island Park. She said that such reports are not uncommon, especially at this time of year, and that officers decided to investigate further after daybreak. At around 9:20 a.m., officers responded after getting another report from park staff of a bear that had been hanging around the area, before they learned from a camper at the park that a bear had broken through the screen of his tent at around around 1:00 a.m. The camper was not injured and scared the bear off, but the animal returned to the tent three hours later. Sgt. Brinsky said that Conservation Officers evacuated that area of the park and set several traps, one of which caught caught a bear yesterday evening in the exact same location of the tent. After looking at a photograph previously taken of a bear in a tree, measuring the paw prints on the tent and measuring the caught bear, officers came to the conclusion that the bear was most likely the same one that broke into the tent early that morning. The bear was subsequently euthanized.Sgt. Brinsky said that the incident serves as a warning to campers to keep bear attractants hidden or locked up so that the smells don’t lure the animals. “There’s a couple things at play here,” said Brinksy. “When camping, even in Regional Parks you in and around greenbelts in this area, you have to make the assumption that you’re going to be in and around wildlife, and that can include bears. You want to make sure you have a clean campsite, and that you’re bear aware. We have to make that people are diligent with keeping attractants and garbage inaccessible to bears. Especially at this time of year when they’re a little bit food-stressed. They’re looking for food, they’re curious, and they’re going to check out smells and odours. A bear demonstrating that type of behaviour is something that is indicative of a bear that’s been rewarded with non-natural food sources.”This isn’t the first close call in Northeast B.C. in recent years. Nearly three years ago to the day, 27-year-old Daniel O’Connor was found to have been killed by a black bear while he slept by a campfire just outside of Mackenzie. The bear and a wolf, which was also seen in the area were later tracked down and euthanized by Conservation Officers.With files from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bear-attack-kills-camper-daniel-ward-o-connor-near-mackenzie-b-c-1.3069202
A local group is working towards changing food insecurity issues in Norfolk County.Since 2017, Church Out Serving has been growing crops in the community to donate to local food banks.From the 18 garden beds, 7,249 vegetable servings have been harvested this year. Depending on the weather, that number could double because they are about halfway through this year’s harvest.“There are people in our community eating more healthy vegetables than they would have if these gardens were not here,” said Eric Haverkamp, chair of the group.According to the Nutritious Food Basket survey, one in nine households in Norfolk and Haldimand deal with some type of food insecurity.Church Out Serving held a donor appreciation event on Friday to acknowledge the help that goes into running these gardens. The three site sponsors are Evergreen Heights Church, Indwell’s Hambleton Hall and Unilever in Simcoe.The appreciation event was for donors and volunteers, with about 150 invitations sent out.“That will give you an indication of how many people are involved with this,” said Haverkamp.Donors and volunteers gathered at Hambleton Hall on Friday morning to see some of the gardens that have been part of this project.“It takes a whole community to make projects like this happen,” said Virginia Lucas, the group’s vice-chair. “We have an incredibly generous community, frankly.”The group’s budget benefited from winning an online competition by Scotts Canada, called Gro for Good. It received a $5,000 grant for a garden project addressing health and wellness.“It was based on a voting competition across Canada,” said Lucas.“Our community rallied together and voted for the Gathering Food Gardens. It is only because of our community that we’re sustainable.”Among those at Friday’s event were representatives from donors such as Eising Greenhouses and Garden Centre, Scotts Canada, Gintec Shade Technologies and Rona Simcoe.“…It’s just wonderful to see how well everything has grown,” said Brad Pridham of Scotts Canada. “The gardens look amazing.”The gardens are used to grow vegetables, including onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. To date the gardens have provided 28,028 servings of vegetables to local residents.“The Gathering Food Gardens are a community-building, food-security initiative,” said Haverkamp. “We gather together to grow vegetables for our neighbours who have limited access to fresh healthy produce.”The food is distributed to local food programs, food banks, community meals, the Church Out Serving’s meal program for the homeless, and their weekly community meal First Serving Dinners.firstname.lastname@example.org
Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno and the UN Military Advisor Lt. Gen. Radhir Kumar Mehta are visiting both Ethiopia and Eritrea to review and assess the situation on the ground, and ascertain what steps can be taken to improve the situation, according to a UN spokesman.This morning, before leaving for Eritrea, both Mr. Guéhenno and Mr. Mehta met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.They arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday and conducted a series of meetings and briefings with the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) and various officials.Mr. Guéhenno reported that UNMEE is facing a very difficult situation and needs the current crisis to be resolved, bearing in mind the UN’s concern to keep the international character of the peacekeeping mission intact, the spokesman said.The UN has already conveyed a message to the Eritrean authorities that it cannot accept their request for a pullout, within 10 days from 6 December, by UNMEE staff who originate from the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia.Both the Secretary-General and the Security Council have demanded that Eritrea rescind its request, which they said was inconsistent with the fundamental principle of the universality of peacekeeping operations, which represent the whole of the international community.The Council and the Secretary-General also demanded that Eritrea reverse its ban on air flights and lift all restrictions imposed on UNMEE’s operations as called for by the Council’s 23 November resolution on the matter.That resolution threatened actions, possibly including sanctions, against Eritrea and Ethiopia if, in the case of Eritrea, it does not immediately rescind its flight ban, and against both parties if they do not reverse their military build-up.
The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the harsh conviction of an editor and activist in Thailand for publishing two articles considered to be critical of the monarchy, and stressed that this puts at risk freedom of expression in the South-east Asian country. Somyot Pruksakasemsuk was convicted of lese-majesty offences for his two articles that were published in his Voice of Takshin magazine. Lese-majesty, “injured majesty” in English, is an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a State. “The conviction and extremely harsh sentencing of Somyot sends the wrong signals on freedom of expression in Thailand,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. “The court’s decision is the latest indication of a disturbing trend in which lese-majesty charges are used for political purposes.” Mr. Pruksakasemsuk was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the breach of article 112 of Thailand’s criminal code, which states that “whoever defames, insults or threatens the King, the Queen, the Heir-apparent or the Regent, shall be punished with imprisonment of three to fifteen years.” Ms. Pillay welcomed and expressed her support for efforts made by some members of Parliament and academics that have proposed amendments to article 112 to address concerns related to the application of the law. The High Commissioner also expressed her concern over the length of Mr. Pruksakasemsuk’s pre-trial detention, after his bail requests were denied 12 times by the courts. “I am disturbed that Somyot has been denied bail and presented in court on several occasions wearing shackles – as if he were some kind of dangerous criminal,” Ms. Pillay. “People exercising freedom of expression should not be punished in the first place.” In August, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded that Mr. Pruksakasemsuk’s detention was arbitrary and requested the Government take all necessary steps to release and compensate him in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Thailand is a party. “Activists, journalists and academics play a dynamic role in fostering Thailand’s human rights culture,” Ms. Pillay said. “This reflects positively on Thai society, but cases such as Somyot’s risk reversing the important progress made by Thailand.”
Weather, climate and water services play a key role in improving human safety and protecting society against natural disasters, the United Nations stressed today as it marked World Meteorological Day.“The growing impact of weather extremes cannot be ignored. Over the last 30 years natural disasters took the lives of over two million people and produced economic losses estimated at over 1.5 trillion dollars,” said the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Michel Jarraud. World Meteorological Day, observed on 23 March, celebrates the creation of WMO in 1950 to promote international cooperation in the field of weather, climate, water and other related sciences. This year’s theme, “Watching the Weather to Protect Life and Property,” focuses on the crucial role that meteorological and water services play in alerting people to natural hazards such as floods, topical cyclones and droughts.“Much more must, and can, be done to allay human suffering. Tropical cyclones, heavy rainfalls and floods, droughts and cold and heat waves affect the entire world, alerting us to some of the worst implications of growing climate variability and change,” Mr. Jarraud said. “Weather and climate early warnings and disaster risk reduction are central to any sustainable development.”For more than 60 years, WMO has been the UN system’s authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.This year also marks 50 years of World Weather Watch programme, launched by WMO following a General Assembly request to investigate the potential of weather satellites as part of the agenda for the peaceful use of outer space.The programme is considered to be an outstanding example of international cooperation through which countries share information for weather forecasting, and the foundation for more modern scientific insights in computing, telecommunications and satellites.Because of advances in modeling techniques, scientists are now able to better understand the Earth’s complex global weather and climate system, and are starting to make seasonal and longer-term forecasts.“More than ever the world needs global cooperation to promote and coordinate the provision of better and longer-term weather and climate forecasts and early warnings to protect life and property,” Mr. Jarraud said. “The 2013 World Meteorological Day offers an occasion to reinforce this message and to contribute to addressing the challenges of the 21st century.”To mark the Day, WMO hosted a forum this week in Geneva featuring leading experts from around the world who discussed the evolution of coordinated climate and weather observations, telecommunications and meteorological forecasts.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at the launch the campaign. UN Photo/Casey Crafford Members of the press corps cover the launch the campaign. UN Photo/Casey Crafford Justice Edwin Cameron of the South African Constitutional Court speaks at the launch the campaign. UN Photo/Casey Crafford ‘Free & Equal,’ a year-long effort by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and partners launched today in Cape Town, South Africa, focuses on the need for both legal reforms and public education to counter homophobia and transphobia. Calling it an “unprecedented” initiative, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the campaign’s core messages: human rights are universal and we can change attitudes for the better. “The Secretary-General has consistently called on world leaders to address violence against LGBT members of our human family,” his spokesperson said in a statement, adding that Mr. Ban is personally committed to championing this cause.More than 76 countries criminalize consensual same-sex relationships, according to a 2011 OHCHR report on violence and discrimination against LGBT people. Penalties range from jail sentences to execution. Meanwhile, in many more countries discrimination in the workforce, education, health sectors and other areas of society is widespread, the UN reported. Unveiling the new campaign, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay stressed that such discrimination – sometimes leading to physical assault, sexual violence and targeted killings – is a violation of basic human rights. ‹ ›“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights promises a world in which everyone is born free and equal in dignity and rights – no exceptions, no one left behind. Yet it’s still a hollow promise for many millions of LGBT people forced to confront hatred, intolerance, violence and discrimination on a daily basis.”Speaking alongside Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Justice Edwin Cameron of the South African Constitutional Court, Ms. Pillay added that changing attitudes is never easy but it is possible. “It begins with often difficult conversations. With this campaign, we want to help start millions of conversations among people around the world and across the ideological spectrum.” Also at the launch, a statement of support for the campaign was read out on behalf of renowned South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who is also a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador.A number of other celebrities have pledged their support for the Free & Equal campaign by spreading campaign messages and materials via social media, including pop star Ricky Martin, Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly and Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury. Over the next 12 months, the Free & Equal campaign will also release a variety of multimedia content, along the lines of “The Story of a Mother from Brazil,” the first in a series of filmed interviews with family members of LGBT people around the world, and “The Riddle,” a video by OHCHR for the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia which asks: What exists in every corner of the world but remains illegal in more than 70 countries? The answer: Being gay, being lesbian, bisexual or transgender.The International Day, while not an officially observed UN day, was marked by the world body on 17 May, and included a call on Governments worldwide to protect the rights of LGBT individuals, and strike down laws that discriminate against them.In 2011, 85 States signed a statement expressing their concern at human rights violations perpetrated against LGBT people, and the UN Human Rights Council adopted the first ever resolution to specifically address the issue.Last year, OHCHR produced a guide to LGBT rights entitled ‘Born Free and Equal’ that sets out States’ core legal obligations.
Ajax scout Tonny Bruins Slot believes Frenkie de Jong’s “exceptional quality” is more like that of Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta to Sergio Busquets.The Dutch star has agreed to join Barcelona for next season on a five-year contract in a €75m transfer fee along with bonuses of €11m.The Catalan giants fended off competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City to win the race for De Jong’s signature.At just 21 years old, De Jong is one of Europe’s most exciting young talents and will be expected to start out as an understudy to Busquets before succeeding the Spaniard in his midfield role at Camp Nou.But Bruins Slot reckons that De Jong is a player more in the mould of Iniesta than Busquets or even another Barcelona legend in Xavi Hernandez.“He has such a fine technique, he’s a footballer of the very top level,” Bruins Slot told Esports Cope.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“De Jong can play in Busquets’ position, but he doesn’t have the defensive level of Sergio. He has exceptional quality, though. He could play Xavi’s role, too, but he’s more Iniesta.“His profile is to drift to the left and his vision can be taken advantage of in the final third. He has a touch like [Michael] Laudrup.”He added: “He needs to improve physically, though. He’s young, only 21, and he has to grow to compete in Spanish football.“But he can add something extra playing in a team with players like Lionel Messi, the greatest. He doesn’t lose the ball, he has great vision and, I repeat, a great touch.“He is a serious kid, a really good person and a cool customer. He’s not influenced by his surrounding or the fans – he has a competitive mentality.”De Jong played the full 90 minutes of Ajax’s 3-1 win over SC Heerenveen in the KNVB Cup to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the competition.
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MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A man has been transported to the hospital after being shot in the leg in Miami Gardens.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews and Miami Gardens Police responded to a home in the area of Northwest 208th Street and 36th Avenue just after 10:45 a.m., Wednesday.7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where the victim could be seen being helped by paramedics onto a stretcher.He was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.The shooting is currently under investigation. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Even after shrinking its print magazine operation by some 35 titles over the last two years, United Business Media says it has no plans to close down any of the 24 print publications it purchased late last month in the $287 million acquisition of Canon Communications.Last week, UBM formed UBM Electronics, a new company it says combines UBM’s existing EE Times Group portfolio with Canon’s electronics related products, including the EDN brands and Test & Measurement World. A UBM spokesperson says Canon’s non-electronics magazines will be managed “using the same approach as we use to manage all the other UBM titles” under the UBM Canon publishing group, which is headed by Canon’s Ron Wall as senior vice president.Since the beginning of 2009, UBM has continued to reduce the size of its magazine publishing operation, having shut down 31 titles in 2009 and four more through the first half of 2010. (No titles were closed during the third quarter.) The reductions, however, have resulted in profit increases. While print sales are down 15.3 percent to approximately $163.7 million through the third quarter this year, adjusted operating profit grew to about $5.6 million from $2 million during the same nine-month period last year.As of September 30 (prior to the close of the Canon deal), UBM published a total of 106 print magazines in the U.S. and abroad.
The Anchorage Daily News is slated to become the Alaska Dispatch News tomorrow (Tuesday), according to a story published over the weekend on the organization’s website.Download AudioIf you’re going to miss calling the city paper the Anchorage Daily News, tonight might be the night to save a couple of screen shots and hold a little funeral.Starting Tuesday, the Anchorage Daily News is slated to become the Alaska Dispatch News, according to a story published Sunday on adn.com.Online visitors can still access the paper’s content using adn.com and alaskadispatch.com, but the two websites are expected to redirect to a single site, according to the article. So how will Alaskans cope with the change?At a Fred Meyer in town, Yvonne Brown says she’s not in favor of scrapping the paper’s name.“I think they should leave it. I like Anchorage Daily News better, because it’s been that way since day one,” Brown says.For Sara Reubenowitz, the blending of names is emblematic of blending the two media organizations.“I like the Dispatch. I’ve liked it a lot. And I think it’ll add a good addition to the Daily News.”The change comes nearly three months after newspaper’s publisher announced the $34 million sale of the Anchorage Daily News to a local online startup, the Alaska Dispatch.Editor Tony Hopfinger declined a request for an interview about the change until Tuesday.
Gold prices rebounded to a three-week high on Tuesday despite a move by China to devalue its currency to revive its slowing economy.In the international markets, prices of the yellow metal rose more than 1% to $1,120 per ounce, recovering from a five-and-half year low hit recently for a combination of reasons. The precious metal has suffered heavy losses in the past few trading sessions, as a strengthening dollar dragged gold prices down. The dollar appreciation came on the back of rising expectations over interest rate hike by the US central bank in September.But a continued slowdown in the world’s second largest economy China has prompted the country to devalue the yuan, in order to boost the slumping exports from the country.As a result, the Chinese exchange rate witnessed its sharpest single-day decline in more than two decades. Initially, the announcement led the US dollar to appreciate, but it quickly gave up gains as doubts over the US Federal Reserve rate hike in September resurfaced.Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer had said on Monday that the central bank is concerned over “the global deflationary trend”, raising uncertainty over the timing of the rate hike.A deflation in other countries may also lead to a fall in consumer prices in the US, making it difficult for the US Fed to hike interest rate.”Gold prices just need a new acceleration point. We still expect the interest rates in the U.S., and the dollar, to (provide that),” Phillip Streible, senior commodities broker for RJO Futures in Chicago, told CNBC.In the domestic markets too, gold prices rose sharply by over 1% to trade at around Rs 25,380 levels, as jewellers stepped up buying to meet the demand during the upcoming festive season.
Srirampur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally in Srirampur, West Bengal on April 29, 2019.IANSPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday warned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that her MLAs will abandon her after the results of the Lok Sabha polls come and said 40 of them were already in touch with him.”When the lotus will bloom all over Bengal after May 23, Didi (Banerjee), you will see that your MLAs will also abandon you and run away. Forty of your MLAs are in touch with me even today,” Modi told an election rally in Sreerampur in Hooghly district.”It will be tough for you to save yourself. You have cheated the people of Bengal,” he said.PM Modi said that despite all the attacks and intimidation by the ruling Trinamool Congress, the people of Bengal had only one motto in this Lok Sabha election.”They have only one motto… chup chap kamal chap, booth booth se TMC saaf (silently vote for the lotus symbol, remove TMC from all booths),” PM Modi added. Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’BrienIANSThe Trinamool Congress hit back at PM Modi by calling it ‘horse-trading’. TMC MP Derek O’Brien called out the Prime Minister for his comments on Twitter. Calling the PM as ‘Expiry Babu PM’, O’Brien wrote that no one would go to him. Charging PM Modi with ‘horse-trading’, O’Brien tweeted, “Expiry Babu PM, let’s get this straight. Nobody will go with you. Not even one councillor. Are you election campaigning or horse trading! Your expiry date is near. Today, we are complaining to the Election Commission. Charging you with horse trading #LokSabhaElection2019.”These potshots have taken place just days after PM Modi’s interview with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar when the PM said that he has an amicable relationship with TMC president and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PM Modi went on to say that she sends him Bengali sweets very often and also chooses and sends him kurtas too.
The achievement by the team is actually a replication of work done by another team just last year—in that effort the team did the same thing but used donor cells from infants. In this new experiment, two men aged 35 and 75 donated skin cells. Technically called somatic-cell nuclear transfer aka “therapeutic cloning” the process is similar to that used to clone Dolly the sheep back in 1997. Since that time, researchers have run into a myriad of obstacles in achieving the same results in humans, though it should be noted that there is a major difference in objective—with humans, the aim is to clone stem cells so that they can be used to treat diseases, not reproduce whole human beings.To clone the stem cells, the researchers used unfertilized eggs donated by several unidentified women. After removing the DNA material inside the egg, new DNA material extracted from the skin cells of the male donors was injected inside and the resulting filled egg was exposed to a small dose of electricity to cause fusing—the egg was then allowed to “rest” for two hours. Afterwards each egg reprogrammed itself and grew into a blastocyst which eventually grew into a pluripotent stem cell that genetically matched the skin donor. Theoretically such stem cells could then be engineered to grow into various cells, e.g. heart, lung, liver, for transplant into a patient. Funding for the research was provided by an unnamed foundation and the Korean Government—the experiments were conducted in a lab in California. The researchers point out that the process cannot be used to create a whole human being.The team notes that despite their success, there is still a lot of work to do before cloned stem cells become a viable option for treating medical problems in people. They note that out of 77 eggs donated and used in the experiments, only two led to successful cloning—one from each of the male donors. Their experiments do prove however, they add, that successful cloning of human stem cells is possible with donors of any age. © 2014 Phys.org (Phys.org) —An international team of researchers, led by Robert Lanza, of Advanced Cell Technology, has announced that they have performed the first successful cloning of adult human skin cells into stem cells. A paper by the team describing their work has been published in the journal Cell Stem Cell. 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. Credit: Cell Stem Cell, DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.03.015 More information: Human Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Using Adult Cells, Cell Stem Cell, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2014.03.015SummaryDerivation of patient-specific human pluripotent stem cells via somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) has the potential for applications in a range of therapeutic contexts. However, successful SCNT with human cells has proved challenging to achieve, and thus far has only been reported with fetal or infant somatic cells. In this study, we describe the application of a recently developed methodology for the generation of human ESCs via SCNT using dermal fibroblasts from 35- and 75-year-old males. Our study therefore demonstrates the applicability of SCNT for adult human cells and supports further investigation of SCNT as a strategy for regenerative medicine. Explore further Researchers discover ancient virus DNA remnants necessary for pluripotency in humans Citation: Researchers successfully clone adult human stem cells (2014, April 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-04-successfully-clone-adult-human-stem.html Journal information: Cell Stem Cell
Go back to the enewsletterViking has announced new departure dates for some of its most popular ocean cruises, starting from August 2020 right through to March 2021.These include, new departure dates for the following itineraries:Far East & Alaska – departing 24 August 2020, from Vancouver to Hong Kong. This 37-day cruise is priced from $20,995 per person in a Veranda stateroom.North Pacific Passage – departing 24 August 2020, from Vancouver to Tokyo. This 23-day cruise is priced from $11,595 per person in a Veranda stateroom. In the Wake of the Vikings – departing 27 August 2020, from Bergen to Montreal. This 15-day cruise is priced from $10,995 per person in a Veranda stateroom.Australia & New Zealand – departing 11 November 2020, from Sydney to Auckland. This 15-day cruise is priced from $8,495 per person in a Veranda stateroom. Stay tuned for two additional departure dates.Empires of the Mediterranean – departing 28 March 2021, from Venice to Athens. This 10-day cruise is priced from $5,695 per person in a Veranda stateroom.“While 2020 and 2021 might seem far off, these new departures for some of our most popular cruise itineraries are guaranteed to sell out fast, so guests are encouraged to book early – we don’t want anyone to miss out,” said Michelle Black, Managing Director of Viking Cruises Australia and New Zealand.For additional information, visit vikingcruises.com.au.Go back to the enewsletter
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prayed 000 youths registeredTwo teams have set new distance records for quantum teleportation: using the weirdness of quantum mechanics to instantly transfer the condition or “state” of one quantum particle to another one in a different location One group used the trick to send the state of a quantum particle of light or photon 62 kilometers across Calgary Canada using an optical fiber while the other teleported the states of photons over 147 kilometers across Shanghai China Both advances reported today in Nature Photonics could eventually lead to an unhackable quantum internet But what else is quantum teleportation good for And will we ever be able to use it to zip painlessly to work on a frigid January morning When will this stuff enable us to travel by teleportation Sorry to disappoint but the answer is never In spite of its name quantum teleportation has nothing to do with the type of teleportation depicted in the television show Star Trek and other science fiction stories Such teleportation generally involves disintegrating a material object somehow beaming the contents through space and instantly and perfectly reassembling the object in some distant location In quantum teleportation nothing is disintegrated and reassembled and no matter travels anywhere What’s more the process works only at the level of individual quantum particles: photons electrons atoms etc Long and short quantum teleportation and “real” teleportation have nothing in common but the name But if quantum teleportation doesn’t move things then what does it do Compared with sending an away team to a planet’s surface quantum teleportation aims to do something both much less ambitious and much more subtle Quantum teleportation instantly transfers the condition or “state” of one quantum particle to another distant one without sending the particle itself It’s a bit like transferring the reading on one clock to a distant one What’s so impressive about reading one clock and setting a second the same way The quantum state of a particle like a photon is more complex and far more delicate than the reading of a clock Whereas you can simply read the clock and then set the other clock to the same time you generally cannot measure the state of a quantum particle without changing it And you cannot simply “clone” the state of one quantum particle onto another The rules of quantum mechanics don’t allow it Instead what you need to do is find a way to transfer the state of one quantum particle to another without ever actually measuring that state To continue with the clock analogy it’s as if you’re transferring the setting of one clock to another without ever looking at the first clock How could that possibly work It’s a bit complicated To get a feel for it you need to know something about quantum states Consider a single photon A photon is a fundamental bit of an electromagnetic wave so it can be “polarized” so that its electric field points vertically or horizontally Thanks to the weirdness of quantum mechanics the photon can also be in both states at once—so the photon can literally be polarized both vertically and horizontally at the same time The amounts of vertical and horizontal help define the state of the photon But it gets even more complicated than that In addition to the mixture of vertical and horizontal the photon’s state is defined by a second parameter which is a kind of angle called the “phase” So the actual state of the photon consists of both the mixture of vertical and horizontal and the phase It can be visualized with the help of an abstract sphere or globe on which the north pole stands for the pure vertical state and the south pole stand for the horizontal late state The precise state of the photon is then a point on the globe with the latitude giving the balance of vertical and horizontal in the state and the longitude giving the phase Thus for example every point on the equator stands for a state in which the photon is in an equal mixture of vertical and horizontal but in which the phase which can be probed in certain more complicated measurements is different So why can’t you just read the point off the globe You can’t because measurements of quantum particles provide only limited information Given a photon in some unknown state you cannot ask what the “coordinates” of the state on the globe are Instead you must perform an either/or measurement The most simple would be: Is the photon polarized vertically or horizontally That measurement will give one result or the other with probabilities that depend on the exact mixture of vertical and horizontal in the state But it won’t tell you the phase And it will “collapse” the original state so that the photon is left pointing at one pole or the other in a state that is either purely vertical or horizontal That disturbance of the original state is unavoidable in quantum theory A photon’s state is described by a point on a "Bloch sphere" The point’s latitude (angle θ) determines the mixture of horizontal and vertical polarization The longitude (angle φ) has no classical analog but leads to many weird quantum effects Smite-Meister/Wikimedia Commons But if you can’t measure the exact state of the photon how do you transfer it You need more photons and another weird bit of quantum mechanics Two photons can be linked through a subtle connection called “entanglement” When two photons are entangled the state of each photon is completely uncertain but the two states are correlated So on our abstract globe the position of each photon remains completely undetermined—it is literally pointing in every direction at once But in spite of that uncertainty the states of the two photons can be correlated so that they are guaranteed to be say identical That is if you did a fancy measurement that collapsed one photon in the direction on our globe of 40 north 80 west you would know the second one would instantly collapse into the same state no matter how far away it is Such pairs are crucial to quantum teleportation Here’s how it works Suppose you have two people Alice and Bob with a third Charlie in the middle Alice prepares a photon that she wants to teleport—that is she sets its position on the abstract globe She sends it down an optical fiber to Charlie At the same time Charlie prepares a pair of entangled photons He keeps one and sends the second one on to Bob Now here’s the tricky part When Charlie receives Alice’s photon he can take it and the one he’s kept and do a particular type of “joint” measurement on them both Because quantum measurements collapse the states of photons Charlie’s measurement actually forces those two photons into an entangled state (Charlie’s measurement actually asks the either/or question: Are the photons in one particular entangled state or a complementary one) But as soon as Charlie does the entangling measurement on the two photons he has—the one he got from Alice and the one he kept from the original entangled pair—a striking thing happens The photon he sent to Bob instantly collapses into the state of Alice’s original photon That is the globe setting of Alice’s photon has been teleported to Bob’s even if Bob is kilometers away from Charlie—as he was in these two experiments But why does that happen The experiment depends crucially on the correlations inherent in entanglement Beyond that to see why the state of Alice’s photon ends up transferred to Bob’s you pretty much have to go back and work through the math Once you get used to the notation anybody who has taken high school algebra can do the calculation That is one of the things algebra is good for Is this what the physicists actually did Close The only difference is that they used two slightly different arrival times for the basic states of the photons not different polarizations The hard part in the experiments was guaranteeing that the two photons sent to Bob arrived at the same general time and were identical in color and polarization If they were distinguishable then the experiment wouldn’t work Those were the technical challenges to teleportation over such long distances So what is this possibly good for Even though it’s abstract quantum teleportation could be used to make a quantum internet This would be like today’s internet but would enable users to transfer quantum states and the information they contain instead of classical information which is essentially strings of 0s and 1s Currently physicists and engineers have built partially quantum networks in which secure messages can be sent over optical fibers Those technologies work by using single photons to distribute the numerical keys for locking and unlocking coded messages They take advantage of the fact that an eavesdropper could not measure those photons without disturbing them and revealing his presence But right now those networks aren’t fully quantum mechanical in that the message needs to be decoded and encoded at every node in the network making the nodes susceptible to hacking With quantum teleportation physicists and engineers might be able to establish an entanglement connection between distant nodes on a network In principle this would enable users at those nodes to pass encoded messages that could not be decoded at intermediary nodes and would be essentially unhackable And if physicists ever succeed in building a general-purpose quantum computer—which would use “qubits” that can be set to 0 1 or both 0 and 1 to do certain calculations that overwhelm a conventional computer—then such a quantum network might enable users to load in the computer’s initial settings from remote terminals When is that going to happen Who knows But a quantum internet seems likely to show up a lot earlier than a general-purpose quantum computer Huh Cool But no beaming to work during the winter Sorry you’ll still have to bundle up and face the coldGold Coast: Heartbroken Australian diver Taneka Kovchenko retired on the eve of her home Commonwealth Games on 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communicate with loved ones back home They navigate border crossings via Google Maps and Facebook Messenger Their travails are documented on Instagram A smartphone is often the only item they carryRelatedBusinessToyota Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Worldwide to Fix Airbag ProblemBusinessToyota Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Worldwide to Fix Airbag ProblemThe European refugee crisis is the first of its kind in a fully digital age and that has changed how the exodus is unfolding With each border crossing there is a race to find a new signal a new local SIM card or a public wi-fi network Wasem Farra 34 stares blankly into his phone while waiting in line for a bus just over the Serbian border in Roszke Hungary No luck “I’m trying to catch Internet” says Farra who is from Dara‘a Syria “I want to call my mother and tell her we are here They are afraid about us We want to tell them we are OK” Farra is trying to get to Germany with seven people including his sisterRami Shahhoud’s phone whistles with notifications as we talk on the same border Shahhoud 42 has been keeping in touch with his wife and family in Damascus throughout his journey using multiple SIM cards—a Turkish SIM card then a Greek SIM card and now a Serbian one “If it were five years ago they’d maybe be thinking what’s happening to me and I’d be wondering what’s happening to them” he says “But now thank God for this technology”Many refugees are using apps as pathfinders devices to show them the best—or least dangerous— way west “We heard the police will catch you if you go through the fields” Ali Sheikhou 30 tells me in Roszke His phone is tethered to a battery pack glowing blue through his jacket It’s all he has with him from home A friend traveling ahead of him has been advising Sheikhou via WhatsApp about the conditions of the camps in Hungary which he found abysmal “We don’t want to go to the camps” Sheikhou concludesTechnology can also quickly become a lifeline Thousands of refugees have lost their lives on sea journeys—and Kinan al-Khatid tells me he knew the risk Instead of wrapping his phone in plastic or securing it inside a balloon as many others have done he had typed out an SOS message and readied himself to send it to three programmed numbers along with his group’s exact GPS position the moment something went wrong: “Please help us—save us” He says that ultimately he didn’t have to hit sendThis is a new phenomenon says Peter Bouckaert Human Rights Watch’s emergencies director “Most of the Syrians fleeing are educated and urban so they have the funds and the exposure to use smartphones effectively” he wrote in an email See How Refugees Use Selfies to Document Their Journey Refugees take a selfie after arriving on the island of Lesbos in GreecePatrick Witty for TIME Refugees take a selfie after arriving on the island of Lesbos in GreecePatrick Witty for TIME1 of 16And then there is digital scrapbooking On the coast of Lesbos Greece the moment refugees land safely ashore smartphones appear and the taking of selfies begins “We want memories from the bad trip we had” says Mehar Ahmed Aloussi 30 from Damascus “When I go and settle down in another country I want to remember my way” Cell phones create an endless need for electricity Inside Keleti Station in Budapest where refugees camp out while waiting to catch trains to Austria there’s been an outpouring of expected donations: food water and tents One area is overflowing with shoes another with clothing But the most in-demand area by far is a small wooden table manned by a couple of Hungarian volunteers Above them is a sign handwritten in English and Arabic that reads free wi-fi A half-dozen batteries are ducttaped to the rickety wooden table white wires flowing in every directionPower and wi-fi were in such demand at Keleti Station that Greenpeace Hungary set up an even larger tent to provide both It is packed from the moment it opens in the morning to closing time at the end of the day Greenpeace Hungary’s Reka Hunyadi says the need to communicate can seem as dire as the need for basic suppliesRabee Mohammed a 25-year-old from Aleppo Syria who is traveling along the Hungarian border doesn’t hesitate when I ask him which is more important food or power: “Charging my phone”Patrick Witty is a multimedia journalist and photo editor Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @patrickwittyMuhammed Muheisen is Associated Press’ chief photographer for the Middle East Follow him on Twitter @muheisen81Olivier Laurent who edited these photo essays is the editor of TIME LightBox Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @olivierclaurentMove over pumpkin spice lattethe hottest trend in coffee these days is cold Cold brew that is This isnt iced coffee which is hot coffee or espresso allowed to cool and then served over ice (or whipped up in a blender with milk and sugar-laden syrups and topped with whipped cream) Cold-brew coffee is exactly what it sounds like brewed by steeping coffee in cold water 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