Liverpool’s new signing Fabinho has revealed he was never close to joining Manchester United.The 24-year-old, Brazilian midfielder who spoke of his desire to play at Old Trafford for United last summer, confirmed he had minor talks with Man Utd but that no concrete offer was made for him.Fabinho who signed for Jurgen Klopp’s men for a fee around £42.3 million while speaking FourFourTwo magazine says:“I was never close to signing for Manchester United.”“I heard things about it but the truth is, it was never a strong possibility.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I won’t deny there were a few conversations about my situation with Monaco, but there was an official offer from United.”The former Real Madrid man is familiar with current Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, who gave him his Madrid debut towards the end of the 2012-13 season in a 6-2 victory over Malaga.The Brazilian midfielder who can also play as a right full-back had no qualms about joining Liverpool.“As soon as they told me they wanted me here at Anfield, it was an easy decision. Every player wants to play for clubs with massive history and success,” he added.
After numerous criticism about Neymar’s performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he finally receives words of encouragement from Brazil teammate, Kaka.Kaka is confident Neymar attracts unequal criticism concerning his performance and admonished that Neymar should not be blamed for the country’s bad performance at the World Cup campaign. “This search for the one to blame is what I don’t agree with too much,” Kaka told Omnisport as quoted in FourFourTwo, speaking courtesy of Adidas.“Brazil lost. It wasn’t Neymar who lost. The Brazilian national team was eliminated in the quarter-finals.“[The response to] everything he does is very unbalanced. When he does something good, it’s very big. And when something not so good happens, it’s also very big.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“He, as a 26-year-old lad, has to manage all this… I think he’s fine. Many who criticise Neymar are much older and more mature than Neymar is today.“Faced with all the situations he faces, given the age he is… I’m a fan of Neymar. And that’s speaking about him as a celebrity. As an athlete, he’s an excellent player.”“He was decisive, he did good passes, he didn’t score, but he looked for the game,” the retired midfielder said.“He tried at every moment, he put his team-mates near the goal lots of times, but this happens.”
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 11, 2017 – Nassau – Police are searching for the suspects responsible for a shooting incident that has left one male dead and two others injured on Sunday, 10th December, 2017. According to reports, shortly before 1:00pm three (3) men were working at a construction site on Shirley Street when they were approached by two men, one armed with a firearm, who demanded cash and shot two of the workers. The third worker was gun butted before the suspects fled on foot. One of the victims was pronounced dead on the scene while the other two men were taken to hospital and are listed in serious condition. Investigations are ongoing.Shortly before 9:00am on Sunday, 10th December, 2017 Officers from the Mobile Division were on routine foot patrol on Bimini Avenue off Market Street, when they observed a male acting in a suspicious manner.The officers conducted a search of the male and found a quantity of marijuana. The male was arrested and is expected to be charged later this week#MagneticMediaNews#anothermurderinNassau#threeshotinrobbery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#anothermurderinNassau, #magneticmedianews, #threeshotinrobbery
The 21-year-old is being criticized because he has problems with punctuality and was sick during the weekendDuring the week, France national team manager Didier Deschamps was honest and said that Ousmane Dembele had problems with punctuality.The 21-year-old was also sick this weekend and did not appear in Barcelona’s match against Real Betis.But now the Blaugrana general manager Pep Segura has come out in defense of the youngster.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.“There’s no problem with Dembele,” Segura was quoted by ESPN in a talk with radio Cadena Ser.“It’s a normal situation for a young player with a lot of talent who has arrived at a club as big as Barca, full of great players. He had never experienced that before and there’s an adaptation process that he has to go through.”“He’s really young and he’s never had to get up to adjust to a playing style like ours. We admit he’s finding it difficult. He also recognizes that. What we are doing is working as hard as possible so that he can adapt in the best possible way,” he added.“As of today we have no offers for Dembele and we have no plans to change the structure of the squad.”
According to documents filed by the AOGCC in a letter dated on December 18, 2017, CIE notified the AOGCC that the well was exhibiting excess pressure in the well’s inner annulus while injecting water. Excess pressure in the inner annulus can potentially cause fluid leaks. No injury to the public occurred. However, the potential wellbore failure posed an obvious threat to both public health and the environment, according to the AOGCC. According to the AOGCC, CIE operated the new well for roughly six months without notifying the AOGCC after it started continuous injections on July 1, 2017. The fine was issued as two separate $25,ooo fines; one for for failing to notify AOGCC when a well, on the Osprey oil platform, showed “significant pressure anomalies”. The second was for failing to test a new injection well. The Osprey Platform, or the Redoubt Unit is located on the west side of Cook Inlet. AOGCC regulations require notification by the next working day if an injection rate, operating pressure observation, or pressure test indicates pressure communication or leakage in any casing, tubing, or packer. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission issued a $50,000 fine to Cook Inlet Energy, for failing to report a pressure communication and required mechanical integrity test. A review of the well history done by the AOGCC showed that the CIE was operating the new well without passing an AOGCC-witness post-injection mechanical integrity test.
SEE RELATED: French’s memoIt’s been a few hours since John French announced to staffers through an internal memo that he was stepping down as CEO of Penton Media, yet industry observers have already begun speculating about who will succeed him at the helm of one of the biggest b-to-b publishers in the country.In the memo, French indicated that he will stay on as a member of Penton’s board of directors and will remain CEO until a replacement is made. A Penton spokesperson told FOLIO: that the search is set to begin, and that while the company “will explore all of its options,” the focus will be on external candidates.“I think they’ll look at combination of people with business media and information experience and also people who have deep experience in nontraditional b-to-b media, including e-media,” says Oakstreet Media CEO, and former Penton CEO, Tom Kemp. “Are they going to look at someone like [Jordan, Edmiston Group managing director] Michael Marchesano? Who knows? Whoever the replacement is will be a surprise, I think.” “Looking around, there doesn’t seem to be too many options,” says another industry source who wished to remain anonymous. “Who’s out there now, and available, who would be interested in running a large multi-vertical, print centric publishing company like Penton? It’s not clear.”Another source said it’s possible—perhaps likely—that Penton will reachoutside the ranks of print-centric b-to-b media and seek an executivewith an interactive media experience. If so, Penton would be attemptinga move that has almost always failed in the past. In the late-1990s, ahandful of b-to-b media companies brought in e-centric executives, mostnotably Cahners Publishing, which hired Marc Teren. Teren left after abrief and apparently stormy tenure.Tough Job, Tough Year Whoever gets the job will be inheriting a company that has gone through a number of dramatic changes this year. Early last month, Penton laid off 42 staffers in an effort to reduce costs. In April, French called for salary and hiring freezes, and has launched a company-wide revenue reforecast for the remainder of 2008.The company-wide reforecasting is ongoing, according to the Penton spokesperson.“Media in general right now is going through huge secular changes as it transitions from traditional properties to digital, which is complicated by tough economic times,” Kemp says. “From Penton to Ziff Davis Media to Hachette, you name it—being a CEO of any traditional media company these days is a tough job.”Where Did It Go Wrong? Meanwhile, there is speculation about precisely why Wasserstein and French decided to part ways. The company’s revenue shortfalls are well-known, thanks to French’s memos to employees. What is less well known, one source said, is the trouble the company is having in the back-office services area. When Penton merged with Prism Business Media, the internal goal was to save approximately $10 million in support services such as accounting and circulation. “They’ve had problems integrating the business,” the source said. “They shut down accounting in Overland Park, Kansas, and fired all the people there. They tried to do a huge merger too quickly just to get the cost savings. And it’s been a mess. That’s what you don’t hear. Internal management can’t get the information they need to run the business.”
News Email Facebook From Los Rakas To Maluca Mala: Afro-Latino Artists Talk About Representing Their Culture In The Music Industry Afro-Latino Artists: “We Don’t Have To Choose” los-rakas-maluca-mala-afro-latino-artists-talk-about-representing-their-culture-music Twitter Los Rakas and other Afro-Latino artists share their varied experiences in the music industryJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 27, 2019 – 2:09 pm Maluca Mala grew up in New York, but, like so many kids with family from other countries, every summer she would fly to the Dominican Republic to visit her grandmother. Maluca remembers the summer the Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly” hit the airwaves on the island clearly.”All my friends knew the lyrics to the song in English, but they didn’t speak English. They didn’t even know what the words meant,” recalls the electronic artist on a recent phone call from New York City. “I was the translator.”Maluca has been releasing music since the height of Myspace, creating a mesh of sounds: electronic, punk, hip-hop and club with native-to-the-DR merengue, and other Latin sounds. Her lyrics feature female-empowering anthems in English and Spanish and her look demands as much attention, with her long, thick waves being cut short and straight or placed in a high ponytail. Her colorful outfits make her medium skin tone pop. “I really wanted the intention to be, well, how could little old me diversify American radio?” she says of her lyrics. “The intention was, okay, I’m going to do my music in Spanglish because you go overseas and no matter what country you’re in, they’re playing English music on the radio.”An Afro-Latina with roots in a country where it is common to see black Latinos, Maluca sees her value as being able to tap into the English and Spanish language market. In an industry that can easily box in artists—“Being black and having a certain tone or look automatically makes people think you belong in one thing,” former Danity Kane singer and current solo artist Dawn Richard told Pitchfork in 2017—Maluca has stayed her authentic self. “We need to start approaching it from that way. They need us to make things popping,” she says. “Like, we really need to know our worth and our value as brown artists. Like, I know why you want me on that track. Because I’m Latina and you want to make this song hot.” Managing—And Exceeding—ExpectationsHowever, some Afro-Latino artists have had to fight against being molded into just one of their identities.”A lot of expectations were placed upon me based on my color, based on the texture of my hair,” says the independent singer/songwriter and soulful alternative rock artist Joy Villa of some of her experience in the industry.”When I came into the industry people told me a lot of ignorant things, like … you look more Latino when you have straight hair. You should go for the Latin market. You need to learn Spanish, you need to speak better Spanish, you can be accepted then,” says the singer whose mother is African-American, and father is Argentinian and Italian. “Then on the black side, it was like you have to look more black, you have to look [sexier]. I got a lot of the specialization for the black community in music. Unfortunately, it was like, ‘You got to show it. You got to be one of the rap girls, do rap, you do hip-hop, or you have to be like Beyoncé.’”Villa, who calls herself a “rebel” and has made blatant political statements on the red carpet that have brought criticism from the left, didn’t listen to the feedback and has stayed focused on making the one thing she says won’t judge her: music. “That’s where I really found my voice, being confident in my artistic integrity and saying people can’t tell me what I am, because I know who I am. It took a lot of years and self-development of finding that, and I did find it from my peers.”Meanwhile, as Maluca points out, the conversation about being black and Latino is still missing in some Latin cultures. “In a lot of Latin cultures, because of colonialism and slavery, we don’t talk about our blackness. A lot of folks didn’t even want to identify as black, you know?” she says. “Through expanding my view, the world, like living in the East Village, going to an arts school, I was like, oh my gosh, I’m black, too.”Then there’s GRAMMY-nominated Bay Area hip-hop group Los Rakas, who carry their roots in their name utilize Spanglish lyrics to pay homage to those who came before them.”A lot of artists out here, especially in the Bay Area [liked] … how we used Spanglish from the very beginning,” Rich, one half of the duo, says. “We started collaborating with some of the biggest artists out of the Bay Area, and then we started incorporating the Spanish into their songs. It didn’t matter if [it was] R&B from Goapele to E-40. We were actually inspiring them to try to speak in Spanish or do something in Spanish with us, you know?”The cousins, known as Raka Rich and Raka Dun, have roots in Panama—the country that links Central and South America and is home to iconic reggae en Español artist El General. Dun was born in Panama and eventually moved to Oakland with Rich, who was born in the Bay Area. “Naturally when we started making music we just repped our culture, you know what I mean, repped being Afro-Latino because we’re proud of it,” Rich says. “When people would come and meet us they would be intrigued by [our Spanish], because they’ve never seen Black kids speaking in Spanish. It was rare for them.” The group calls themselves Rakas, a Panamanian word used to identify poor rebels, to bring awareness to these roots. Celia Cruz and Ismael Rivera are among the Afro-Latino artists they grew up listening to. “That’s why we call ourselves Los Rakas—because we felt like [our heritage] was not getting recognized, what we contributed to the culture, just being Afro-Latinos,” Rich says. “It’s nothing against nobody else; it’s just more like, we want to let you guys know that we’re out here. It’s more to bring awareness that this culture is also Black culture, but it’s in Spanish, and to pay homage to those people who started it.””They will tell us, ‘Hey, you guys should say ya’ll from Panama, you know what I mean, don’t say ya’ll from California. It’s like no, we’re repping both though,” Dun adds. The group has never felt the need to fit in a box either. “When we started doing music, we just tried everything. We went from doing R&B, to rap, to any genre you can think of—we tried it out from the very beginning. So for us, whenever we wanted to rap in English we’ll rap in English and we’ll put in the album,” Rich says. “We never felt like we had to do what the industry was doing, we were just doing what we wanted to do, just trying different things out, and expanding through our friends.”Finding Success On The InternetThe success Los Rakas have experienced since coming onto the scene in 2006, which includes collabs with classic-punk act Blondie, is thanks in part to the exposure the internet provides. Today, in the post-Napster music-consumption era, many artists are finding ways around industry barriers and building organic audiences with help from free sharing sites like YouTube and SoundCloud.”We went to Chile, or we will go to Mexico, and the people singing the songs word for word… that’s thanks to the internet. Back in the day you had to be on a major record label, and you had to basically go promote yourself in Mexico physically, go promote yourself in Chile,” Dun says. “The internet helped a lot of people to be able to do what we do, and not have to conform to what the industry tells you to do.”RELATED: Tierra Whack Talks Creative Process, Netflix Recommendations And Checkers’ FriesVilla, whose album I Make The Static EP made the Billboard 200 in 2017, points out the success of experimental GRAMMY-nominated rapper Tierra Whack, who has utilized Instagram to boost her career. “She’s so different, she went viral being herself and she released 15 one-minute self-aware tracks making fun of herself, being Whack and different, and sort of the awkward black girl kind of vibe, and I love that. This is the time to be awkward and weird and wonderful and nerdy, and everything you were meant to be,” she says. “I feel like women have stronger voices. Afro-Latinas have strong voices. We’re now getting awareness and invisibility. The music industry has to catch up to what’s happening now.”By the same token, Maluca sees Cardi B’s 2019 Rap Album GRAMMY win for Invasion Of Privacy, which features the bilingual hit “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, as a major win. Cardi has roots in the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago. “I do think the industry expects Latinos to have a “Latino” type sound. Cardi B did not do that. She’s from New York, do you know what I mean? Like, hip-hop is part of our vernacular,” she says. “[Cardi B] was like, ‘I don’t have to do music in Spanish [all the time] for you to understand that I’m a Latina.'”Read more
Non-subsidised LPG gas cylinders will be available for Rs 637 per cylinder instead of Rs. 737.50.ReutersIn a major relief to households across the nation, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has declared that the price of non-subsidised cooking gas cylinders (LPG) will be cheaper by Rs 100.50 per cylinder from Monday, July 1. With this, the non-subsidised LPG gas cylinder will be available for Rs 637 instead of Rs. 737.50.The decision to cut rates was taken in view of softening LPG prices in the international market and a favourable dollar-rupee exchange rate, according to a press release by IOC. “Price of Non-Subsidised LPG in Delhi will decrease by Rs 100.50 per cylinder from 1st July. Upfront cash payment by consumer of domestic LPG will reduce by Rs 100.50 per cylinder,” said IOC in a statement.Indian Oil Corporation: As domestic LPG prices are subsidized by the Government, the effective price after subsidy to consumer will be Rs 494.35 per cylinder for the month of July 2019. https://t.co/2YQs6da0Jw— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2019The release further stated: “As domestic LPG prices are subsidised by the government, the effective price has come down to Rs 494.35 per cylinder with this rate revision. The balance amount of Rs 142.65 per cylinder would be borne as subsidy by the central government and transferred to the consumer’s bank account after the purchase of a refill.”The recent development, which has been welcomed by the households using LPG gas cylinders, comes days ahead of the Union Budget on July 5. The budget for the financial year ending March 2020 will be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This is also the first budget of the Narendra Modi government after BJP came back to power in a landslide election win.However, LPG saw a price hike of 3.65 percent with effect from June 1 and the recent cut comes exactly after a month. Indian Oil said that amounted to an increase of Rs 25 per cylinder as compared to the last month. In any case, depending on changes in the average international benchmark LPG prices and foreign exchange rates, the extent of the subsidy varies from month to month.
By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFROWhen D.C. Public Schools fired third-grade teacher Jeff Canady in 2009, he couldn’t leave the District and look for a job elsewhere. Both his parents were sick and needed his help. He slept in a car for two years.“My living situation has been very difficult. Extremely difficult,” Canady told the AFRO. He was fired in 2009 after an evaluation deemed him ineffective. Canady disputed his termination, arguing that he was wrongly fired and that the city was retaliating against him for being a union activist and for criticizing the school system.D.C. teachers protesting (Courtesy Photo).Nine years later- earlier this month- an arbitrator ruled in favor of Canady, a ruling that could entitle him to hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay and the opportunity to be a District teacher again, The Washington Post reported.DCPS can appeal the ruling, which was made by the American Arbitration Association, a third-party nonprofit organization that settles disputes outside of court.“You never know what the district will do… They may continue to retaliate and break the law. That’s their choice,” Canady said.DCPS Press Secretary told the AFRO in an email that they have been notified of the arbitrator’s decision and is in the process of reviewing it.Canady was among nearly 1,000 other teachers fired during Michelle Rhee’s 3.5-year tenure as D.C. schools chancellor back in 2010. Rhee’s approach to education reform in the nation’s capital drew much scrutiny because she instituted a teacher evaluation system that dictated teachers’ job security and bonuses, The Post reported.Even though Rhee’s system was implemented after Canady was fired, he scored low on the evaluation. Both he and the teachers’ union argued that his third-graders performed well and that he had achieved high scores on his evaluations, The Post reported.“I’m one of the best teachers in the city,” Canady told the AFRO. “Probably the country.”The Post wrote that there has been suspicion his evaluation was connected to his public criticism of the school system and not to his performance in the classroom.He said that he spoke up about the lack of internet service where he was teaching and questioned the chancellor’s process of contract signing at the time.Canady added that the city did not follow proper protocol when evaluating him. And when he was fired, DCPS didn’t follow the proper procedure.“They refused to give me a due process hearing,” he added.He argued that under Rhee’s term, there was a major plunge in the number of Black teachers in DCPS.“It’s been a long history of retaliation.”Canady holds a bachelor’s degree in social work, a master’s in both early childhood education and public administration.A lifelong D.C. resident, he attended Ballou High School and McKinley Technology High School.
By The Associated PressCory Booker is not being subtle.The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states that will be crucial to winning the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states crucial to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Booker has secured the keynote speaker role at the marquee fall Democratic Party fundraising banquet in Des Moines on Oct. 6. He’ll also headline a Democratic fundraiser later in October in South Carolina, which holds the first primary in the South and is a key test of support among Black voters.Adding to the intrigue surrounding Booker is his budding relationship with Des Moines lawyer Jerry Crawford, a party powerbroker helping the senator make connections in Iowa. After Crawford attended a dinner with Booker in the Washington area last spring, he arranged meetings in Newark for him with influential Iowa Democrats, including state House Minority Leader Mark Smith.The moves are a notable break from the approach of other well-known Democrats considering 2020 campaigns. While many potentially top-tier prospects have fostered relationships in Iowa, Booker is the only one — for now — to be in the state ahead of the November midterm elections. The strategy is risky but gives Booker the opportunity to introduce himself to Iowa voters before other high-wattage candidates show up later this year or in early 2019. That, according to some Iowa political operators, could prove helpful.“I’m aware of Sen. Booker,” said Nathan Thompson, a Democratic chairman in Winneshiek County. “He definitely seems like he has presidential ambitions. But I’m not real familiar with him, beyond being the former mayor of Newark.”A spokesman for Booker, Jeff Giertz, insists the senator has not decided to run for president and is focused purely on the midterms.Booker has campaigned for Democrats in 20 states “with one purpose in mind: to support great Democratic candidates who will be a check and balance to President Trump,” Giertz said.Still, Booker is working to build his profile with a recent appearance on “The Tonight Show” and a sprawling profile in New York magazine last week in which he said it would be “irresponsible” for him not to consider a presidential bid.But nothing has put Booker on the political map quite like his actions during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He made public some documents the panel had kept secret, risking potential expulsion from the Senate.“This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus moment,’” he said.If Kavanaugh returns to the Judiciary Committee this week to address a woman’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in the 1980s when they were teenagers, one of two sexual-misconduct allegations Kavanaugh is denying as they roil his court nomination, Booker will almost certainly have another starring role. While such performances cause some observers in Washington to view Booker as overly theatrical, he’s so far used it to create a buzz in Iowa, said former state Democratic Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky.“It’s a good event for Booker to make his move,” Dvorsky said.Dvorsky recalled the winning impression Booker left when he spoke to Iowa’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, before the 2012 election.“He had them eating out of his hand,” she recalled.But commanding a ballroom of influential state party leaders is different from grasping the concerns at a cafe table in rural Iowa, where Barack Obama connected during his winning 2008 Iowa caucus campaign. That leaves some Democratic strategists uncertain about Booker’s prospects.“Soaring oratory that can inspire is a very different skill set from the natural ability to connect with voters of all political stripes,” said Jim Messina, Obama’s 2012 campaign manager.As a young, Black senator with a background in urban politics and known for his oratory, Booker inevitably draws comparisons to Obama, whose win in the 2008 Iowa caucuses propelled him to the Democratic nomination that year. But Iowa political strategists say it’s premature to expect a repeat of Obama’s explosive rise, ignited by his speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston as a little-known Illinois senator.“It would be hard to top the moment Barack Obama seized at the 2004 convention,” said John Norris, a veteran Democratic Iowa caucus operative who advised Obama’s 2008 campaign.Sandy Cronbaugh of rural eastern Iowa, who supported Obama in 2008, recalled him “listening to what we were saying about problems with rural health care.”“I haven’t read up on Cory Booker yet,” Cronbaugh said. “I would need to know more about him.”
Generally Speaking: A Primer on General Relativity This artist’s drawing shows Gravity Probe B orbiting the Earth to measure spacetime. A new study proposes that spacetime could be both discrete and continuous simultaneously. Credit: NASA. Citation: Proposed Spacetime Structure Could Provide Hints for Quantum Gravity Theory (2009, December 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-12-spacetime-hints-quantum-gravity-theory.html Explore further 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. (PhysOrg.com) — Spacetime, which consists of three dimensions of space and one time dimension, is such a large, abstract concept that scientists have a very difficult time understanding and defining it. Moreover, different theories offer different, contradictory insights on spacetime’s structure. While general relativity describes spacetime as a continuous manifold, quantum field theories require spacetime to be made of discrete points. Unifying these two theories into one theory of quantum gravity is currently one of the biggest unsolved problems in physics. More information: Achim Kempf. “Information-Theoretic Natural Ultraviolet Cutoff for Spacetime.” Physical Review Letters 103, 231301 (2009). Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. In an attempt to better understand spacetime, mathematical physicist Achim Kempf of the University of Waterloo has proposed a new possible structure of spacetime on the Planck scale. He suggests that spacetime could be both discrete and continuous at the same time, conceivably satisfying general relativity and quantum field theories simultaneously. Kempf’s proposal is inspired by information theory, since information can also be simultaneously discrete and continuous. His study is published in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.“There are fiercely competing schools of thought, each with good arguments, about whether spacetime is fundamentally discrete (as, for example, in spin foam models) or continuous (as, for example, in string theory),” Kempf told PhysOrg.com. “The new information-theoretic approach could enable one to build conceptual as well as mathematical bridges between these two schools of thought.”As Kempf explains, the underlying mathematical structure of information theory in this framework is sampling theory – that is, samples taken at a generic discrete set of points can be used to reconstruct the shape of the information (or spacetime) everywhere down to a specific cutoff point. In the case of spacetime, that cutoff would be the natural ultraviolet lower bound, if it exists. This lower bound can also be thought of as a minimum length uncertainty principle, beyond which structural properties cannot be precisely known.In his study, Kempf develops a sampling theory that can be generalized to apply to spacetime. He shows that a finite density of sample points obtained throughout spacetime’s structure can provide scientists with the shape of spacetime from large length scales all the way down to the natural ultraviolet cutoff. Further, he shows that this expression establishes an equivalence between discrete and continuous representations of spacetimes. As such, the new framework for the sampling and reconstruction of spacetime could be used in various approaches to quantum gravity by giving discrete structures a continuous representation.“It is exceedingly hard to obtain experimental data that could guide the search for the theory that unifies quantum theory and general relativity,” Kempf said. “The proposal that spacetime is simultaneously continuous and discrete in the same way that information is may be able to serve as a theoretical guiding principle. It points towards a theory in which all natural processes are seen as possessing what is in effect a universal finite bandwidth.”Kempf added that, at the very least, the new approach provides some practical technical tools for studies in quantum gravity, such as solving discrete problems and using continuum methods. In the future, Kempf plans to apply the new methods to a variety of problems.“I am planning to use the new information-theoretic methods to tackle afresh certain long-standing information-theoretic questions in quantum gravity, such as the black hole information loss paradox and the question of the role of the holographic principle in quantum field theory,” Kempf said.
Singapore Airlines’ new cabin products to redefineSingapore Airlines’ new cabin products to redefineSingapore Airlines today unveiled its highly-anticipated new cabin products which will be fitted to its Airbus A380 fleet starting from next month, following an extensive four-year development programme.Riding on the theme of “Space made personal, experience the difference”, the new cabin offerings provide more space and privacy in all classes, featuring intimate and bespoke elements designed especially for the Singapore Airlines customer.The new cabin products were displayed for the first time today at a media launch in Singapore. They will enter service next month on the first of five new A380 aircraft entering the fleet. Retrofit work will also take place on 14 existing aircraft, to ensure product consistency across the Airline’s entire A380 fleet.The new Singapore Airlines A380 will be configured with 471 seats in four classes, featuring six Singapore Airlines Suites and 78 Business Class seats on the upper deck, as well as 44 Premium Economy Class seats and 343 Economy Class seats on the main deck.The research, design, development and installation of the new products on 19 Singapore Airlines A380s represents an investment of about USD850 million.Singapore Airlines SuitesWith six Suites tucked spaciously within the front cabin of the upper deck, customers will experience a sense of exclusivity and intimate privacy aboard the A380.Behind its artistically-designed sliding door lies a personal oasis complete with lavish furnishing and finishes. Each Suite is furnished with a separate full-flat bed with adjustable recline and plush leather chair, enabling customers to lounge comfortably in the chair or rest in bed without the need to convert the bed from a sitting position. For couples travelling together, the beds in the first two Suites of each aisle can be converted to form a double bed. When not in use, the bed can be stowed completely, creating even more personal space within each Suite.Each seat is upholstered by world-renowned Poltrona Frau in fine leather, and is fully adjustable using an electronic control side panel which can accommodate a variety of sitting and lounging positions. The swivel capability of the chair (between 135 and 270 degrees) with recline up to 45 degrees provides added flexibility for dining and relaxation.Each Suite also has a 32-inch full HD monitor that can swivel for the different viewing angles in seat and bed modes, a full-sized personal wardrobe, customised handbag stowage compartment, amenity box lined with soft leather, specially designed carpet and a feature wall with mood lighting – all exquisitely crafted to give a touch of luxury and intimacy.The exclusivity of the Suites cabin is further accentuated by its two stylishly-furnished lavatories, one of which has a sit-down vanity counter.The new Suites were designed by Pierrejean Design Studio and manufactured by Zodiac Seats UK.Business ClassDesigned by JPA Design of the UK and manufactured for Singapore Airlines by JAMCO Corporation of Japan, the interior of the Business Class cabin showcases a modern yet organic colour scheme featuring a selection of soothing and classy leather and fabrics, in addition to lightweight carbon composite materials.Measuring 25 inches in width, the Business Class seat, which has two side wings for better back support, reclines directly into a comfortable full-flat bed (78 inches). Customers may also stretch out fully in a ‘sun-deck’ position to watch movies on the 18-inch high definition touch-screen monitor. The Business Class seat is upholstered by Poltrona Frau as well.A larger back shell on every seat creates a cocoon-like feel for more privacy while the centre divider can be fully lowered to form double beds, making the two centre seats an ideal choice for customers such as families travelling together.A unique feature of the new Business Class seat is that it has a carbon fibre composite shell structure, as compared to conventional aircraft seats which use metal as the primary support structure. This thinner base structure allows for better optimisation of the seat and creates more under-seat stowage space to accommodate a full-sized cabin bag and laptop bag or handbag.Seats in the Business Class cabin are arranged in a forward-facing, four-abreast(1-2-1) configuration that offers all customers direct access to the aisle.Other features include a business panel equipped with USB ports and in-seat power, reading lights with adjustable brightness level, mood lighting, enlarged dining table designed for flexibility in dining positions, as well as stowage space for personal amenities with a thoughtful design that puts everything within easy reach.Premium Economy ClassPremium Economy Class comes with a contemporary and stylish design. Each seat is 19.5 inches wide, with eight-inch recline and seat pitch of 38 inches. Customers will be treated to an enhanced in-flight entertainment experience with the provision of active noise-cancelling headphones and a sleek 13.3-inch full HD monitor.Other features include a full leather finishing, calf-rest and foot-bar for every seat, individual in-seat power supply, two USB ports, personal in-seat reading light, cocktail table, and more stowage space for personal items.The Premium Economy Class seat was manufactured by ZIM Flugsitz GmbH and customised by design firm JPA Design.Economy ClassThe Economy Class seat, designed and built by RECARO, offers more space and greater comfort through an improved design. Leveraging on advanced technology and ergonomics, seats offer more legroom and back support, with a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings. The Economy Class seat also features a more contemporary fabric seat cover design.An 11.1-inch touch-screen monitor eliminates the need for handsets and offers more convenience to customers who wish to catch the latest movies on KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines’ award-winning in-flight entertainment system.Other features include a patented non-intrusive reading light installed underneath the seatback screen, personal storage space for small personal items, a coat hook, in-seat power supply and ergonomically designed footrest with adjustable positions.“The significant investment that we are making with the introduction of new cabin products demonstrates our commitment to continued investment in products and services, our long-term approach to ensure we retain our leadership position, and our confidence in the future of premium full-service air travel,” said SIA CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong.“The new cabin products are the culmination of four years of work, involving extensive customer research and close partnerships with our designers and suppliers. We are confident that the results will genuinely ‘wow’ our customers, and ensure that we continue to provide them an unparalleled travel experience.”More information on the new cabin products can be found at A380.singaporeair.com. High resolution images are available at https://goo.gl/rxgA36 A video of the new products is also available at https://youtu.be/OW-3sL1ul3g.Source = Singapore Airlines
President Nicos Anastasiades will meet separately on Monday with Edek leader Marinos Sizopoulos and Diko chief Nikolas Papadopoulos to brief them on last week’s dinner with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.They will go to the Presidential Palace in the morning, while more meetings are planned with the rest of the party leaders possibly within the coming week. There were calls for a meeting of the national council, but Anastasiades chose to brief each leader separately.The meetings are also expected to discuss the suggestions by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was in the north on Friday, for a two-state solution or a confederation. Cavusoglu reportedly brought up the idea of abandoning the bizonal, bicommunal federation (BBF), which the two sides were negotiating, at his meeting with Akinci.His proposal is said to have surprised Akinci who expressed his opposition to it despite the fact some parties in the north agree with it.The Anastasiades government has yet to respond to the report, but some parties took a clear stand against it. Akel spokesman Stefanos Stefanou reiterated on Sunday the importance of reaching a settlement, saying that as long as the Cyprus problem remained unsolved, proposals that deviated from the agreed BBF would gradually increase.He added that Turkey was taking advantage of the deadlock in the peace process to promote “its plans for making the partition permanent”.The best response to the alleged position of the Turkish foreign minister, he said, “is our persistence and consistency on the agreed settlement basis”. He said it was positive that Akinci remained committed to BBF. Stefanou warned however, that as time passes reaching an agreement became more difficult.The Greens said that the ‘leaking’ of Cavusoglu’s proposal was a calculated, indirect “threat so that the Turkish side is not exposed internationally. it said that the “threatening message was directed specifically at the Greek Cypriot leadership”. The party warned that Turkish threats should not be underestimated.The Solidarity Movement said that the Cypriot government ought to utilise the time until elections in Turkey to review its policies to “find the way out of the dead ends we led ourselves into”.Akinci and Anastasiades met last Monday for dinner in the buffer zone after. It was their first meeting since the collapse of the talks nine months ago in Switzerland. Following the meeting, Anastasiades said they had an honest discussion on the problems faced, the prospect of a new dialogue, and on the disagreements of the two sides.You May LikeZoHealthy6 Common Foods that Have Gluten You Should Avoid!ZoHealthyUndoTV GuideRed Carpet Arrivals: Oscars 2019TV GuideUndoNetmums29 baby names starting with ‘Q’NetmumsUndo Brazil prison riot kills 52, with 16 decapitatedUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020UndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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