12 Oct
2019

Russian Ambassador Kings Visit to Russia Boosts MoroccanRussian Relations

Rabat – Russian Ambassador to Morocco, Valery Vorobiev, stated that the Moroccan Monarch’s visit to Russia in March 2017 gave new impetus to Cooperation Between Rabat and Moscow.  The comments were made during the April 6 ceremony held to promote the Honorary Consul of Russia in the Souss-Massa region, Abdellatif Abid, to the rank of Honorary Consul General.The ambassador of the Russian Federation in Rabat, Valeri Vorobiev, said that the official visit of King Mohammed VI to Russia in March 2016, gave new impetus to bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels. “Following the historic visit of king Mohammed VI in Russia and the talks with His Excellency President Vladimir Putin, the Moroccan-Russian relations witnessed a notable development in various fields,” said the Russian diplomat. Vorobiev also seized the opportunity to hail the Moroccan-Russian economic forum, which contributed to boosting bilateral cooperation in various fields, including agriculture, tourism and fisheries.Ukrainian agricultural consultant, UkrAgroConsult, revealed last month that Morocco’s imports of wheat from Russia have increased by 300 percent over the last season. This indicates a new level of economic cooperation between Morocco and Russia. Morocco’s agricultural exports to Russia also increased, with 60 percent of the agricultural products coming from the Souss-Massa region.On the tourism level, Russian tourists have begun exploring Morocco as an emerging tourist destination. Nearly 90 percent of travelers choose Agadir as a holiday destination.After King Mohammed VI visited Russia in March 2016, several cooperative agreements between the two countries were signed. At the time, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, told the press that the agreements would further strengthen the existing strategic partnership between Morocco and Russia. read more

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6 Oct
2019

More midwives mean millions of womens lives saved – UN agency

Recruiting midwives, especially in developing countries, would save the lives of 5 million women and prevent 80 million illnesses from pregnancy or childbirth by 2015, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).“Addressing the shortage of midwives through education, training and deployment to underserved areas would bring us much closer to achieving the Millennium Development Goal of improving maternal health,” UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid said in a joint statement with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) marking International Day of the Midwife celebrated on 5 May.Evidence shows that midwives are vital to preventing the estimated 529,000 maternal deaths and 8 million illnesses that occur each year during pregnancy and childbirth, UNFPA said. “In countries as diverse as Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, investments in training, recruiting and retaining midwives, as well as in emergency obstetric care, have reduced maternal death rates. The lives and health of many millions more would be saved with greater investments in midwives,” it added. UNFPA and ICM are working together to strengthen midwifery capacity worldwide to reduce the high levels of deaths and disability among mothers and babies. They are cooperating to promote the professionalization of the midwifery practice, to improve national midwifery standards and to help countries scale up community-based midwifery practice. ICM, founded in 1919, is a confederation of 88 midwifery associations from 75 countries. Its mission is to advance worldwide the aims and aspirations of midwives in attaining improved outcomes for women in their childbearing years, their babies and their families, wherever they reside. read more

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2 Oct
2019

Growing automotive sector seeks to attract brightest talent

Average starting salary for UK engineering graduates more than 10% higher than other graduates.146,000 people are employed in UK automotive manufacturing.Automotive apprenticeships ranked within top five training frameworks for young people in the UK.Gross Value Added (GVA) per UK automotive employee is estimated to be £61,100, compared to £35,000 across the rest of the economy.Record numbers of young people are embarking on careers in the UK automotive industry, with more than 14,000 recruited into apprenticeships in 2011 and almost two thirds of UK automotive companies recruiting new talent from schools and colleges to grow the sector’s skills base.The figures, released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to mark the launch of ‘National Apprenticeship Week’, demonstrate industry’s commitment to attracting young people to careers within industry, boosting its 737,000 highly-skilled workforce.At the beginning of the week, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna spoke to SMMT, giving his views on UK automotive, as well as skills and apprenticeships in the sector.Click through to download the SMMT fact sheet on skills, apprentices and employment in UK automotive.At an evening reception on Monday, senior industry leaders and politicians, including the Minister of State for Further Education and Skills, celebrated the wealth of opportunities open to automotive apprentices and the government and industry-led momentum to guide young people towards a rewarding career within the automotive industry.Skills Minister John Hayes said, “The automotive industry is a vital component of our economy and our national identity. By investing in growing numbers of apprenticeships, the sector is not just helping young people build productive careers and successful lives – it is making a sound investment in its own and our nation’s future.”Chief Executive, Paul Everitt, added, “The UK automotive industry offers fantastic career and skills opportunities for young people across a huge variety of disciplines from design, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing to retail and aftermarket.“Despite challenging economic conditions, the industry took on more than 14,000 new apprentices in 2011, demonstrating its commitment to attracting the brightest and best talent to the sector.”Across the automotive workforce, the industry places significant value in up-skilling its workforce, with 64% of UK companies investing in training for their employees and automotive manufacturing employers providing on average 2.9 days of training per employee each year.Photos from SMMT’s National Apprenticeship Week launch event are available to view and download via the slideshow below.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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28 Sep
2019

Quantifying the That Guy Is Still in the Major Leagues Phenomenon

While watching Tuesday’s spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves, some of us in the FiveThirtyEight office were surprised to see Tigers shortstop Alex Gonzalez. Didn’t Gonzalez retire years ago?He was Atlanta’s everyday shortstop in 2011, but over the past two seasons, Gonzalez was thoroughly forgettable, playing just 65 games for the Milwaukee Brewers (hitting .211 and producing -0.8 wins above replacement). If you go back to 2009, when Gonzalez was 32, he seemed particularly unlikely to be in the majors five years later.This got us thinking: Could we quantify the “Wait … he’s still playing?” question. Our idea was to use a player’s age and WAR to predict whether he would be an active major leaguer a half-decade later. To that end, we plugged every player from the designated hitter era (1973-present) into a logistic regression model. The result will tell us the likelihood of a given player being in the league five seasons later. For example, here’s the arc of a generic Major League Baseball player who peaks as an All-Star (5 WAR) at age 27:So for players in MLB this season (a list taken from Fangraphs’ depth charts), we looked at the odds at the end of the 2009 season that they’d still be playing today. Here are the most unlikely major leaguers:Gonzalez is not the most improbable player in the game. That honor belongs to catcher Henry Blanco, who was 37 in 2009 and had been hovering around replacement level for the previous three seasons. All else being equal, a player of that profile would have just a 3 percent chance of still being in the majors five years later, and yet Blanco is slated to be in the mix for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ backup catching role this season.Blanco underscores one of the themes of the list. The probabilities listed above don’t take into account the player’s position (beyond the positional adjustments in WAR) — just his age and performance. For most players, that’s enough, but backup catchers are a different breed. No other position is so well-represented among the “I can’t believe he’s still playing” set.One reason for this is that WAR, for all of its strengths, doesn’t incorporate a catcher’s receiving skills. Recent research suggests that elite pitch-framers such as the Tampa Bay Rays’ Jose Molina have a startlingly large impact on the game, far beyond what was originally believed in the sabermetric community.Another explanation, though, is that on-field performance isn’t necessarily the first thing managers look for in their reserve backstops. Instead, managers may place more value on intangibles such as clubhouse presence and leadership. How else to explain how backup catching became what Sports Illustrated once called “the cushiest job in baseball”? read more

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28 Sep
2019

Mens basketball Chris Holtmann hoping to reestablish Ohio States recruiting presence in

Chris Holtmann being introduced at a press conference to take over Ohio State men’s basketball head coaching job. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterWhen Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith announced the university’s decision to part ways with former coach Thad Matta, one reason stood out among the rest as to why the change was made.Matta seemed to have lost his touch in the recruiting game in the state of Ohio.“Recruiting, as we all know, is the lifeblood of this program,” Smith said during the June 5 press conference. “We weren’t winning the battles in recruiting that I thought we might have a chance to win, as (Matta) did.”And at that same press conference, Smith made clear the key attribute he needed in the next coach.“The next person that we attract will have a major focus in Ohio and actually a 150 to 200 mile radius,” Smith said.So Smith went out and locked up Chris Holtmann, a coach who has given Ohio State fits over the past few seasons by winning recruiting battles in the Buckeye state, the most recent of which was the commitment of 2017 four-star forward prospect Kyle Young, a native of Massillon, Ohio.And Young is not the first Ohio prospect Holtmann has recruited. The previous season, he nabbed three-star small forward prospect Henry Baddley, an Akron native, and Nathan Fowler, a three-star center from Cincinnati, the year before that. Those were the three prospects he landed, but Holtmann had pursued many others from Ohio. Westerville South head coach Ed Calo said Holtmann made a late push for now-Ohio State sophomore forward Andre Wesson and freshman forward Kaleb Wesson, both products of Calo’s coaching tenure.“They really tried to get in on (Andre) late in the process,” Calo said. Calo said when Holtmann becomes interested in a player, he hones in on the recruit and does everything he can to create mutual interest, even if it comes late in the process like he did with Andre Wesson.“Coach Holtmann does a really nice job trying to get after some people. He targets people,” Calo said. “Sometimes it doesn’t necessarily work out, and then as a result, you have to get it late into the game and instead it’s a chase and you’re behind the eight-ball. I know he’s going to be a good recruiter, especially having Ohio State on his shirt now.”This focus on the state of Ohio does not appear to be going away anytime soon, as Holtmann made it a point of emphasis during his introductory press conference on Monday.“This region … is a tremendous area for talented, smart and tough players. I’ve recruited Ohio for over 20 years, and it has outstanding players and coaches — some of the best in the country,” Holtmann said. “It will be paramount to our success, there’s no question,” he added. “We’re going to work extremely hard as a staff to close the borders and dominate the state of Ohio in recruiting. It will be an every-day focus for us.”Closing down the borders will be a tall task for a team consistently as rich in basketball talent as Ohio tends to be. Zach Fleer, an Ohio State graduate and co-founder of 270hoops.com, said that it’s nearly impossible to dominate the state the way Holtmann would probably like to. “Ohio State’s not going to be able to sign every top player in Ohio every single year,” Fleer said. “You’re going to see guys go to Michigan, Michigan State and elsewhere in the country. But as long as Ohio State gets the majority of the top-three, top-five guys in the state every year, I think they’ll be just fine.”Fleer said the trick to locking down those top-tier talents is to begin the pursuit of them early. “Showing that you are serious about them and really not playing around with them and making them wait for a scholarship offer they may have earned as a freshman or a sophomore,” Fleer said.For Ohio State, it’s likely too late to recruit for the 2017 class. But Westerville North coach Shannon Trusley believes Holtmann’s already-aggressive approach in pursuing players years in advance will pay dividends for the Buckeyes down the road.“(Holtmann has) already developed relationships with a lot of kids in Ohio, in all classes, just not (2018) class, but the (2019) class,” Trusley said. “I have a kid, (point guard) Jeremiah Keene, who will be a junior this year that Butler’s already developed a relationship with.”Trusley also added Holtmann has established connections with 2018 recruits four-star small forward Jerome Hunter from Pickerington North, four-star combo-forward Dwayne Cohill from Parma Holy Name in Parma Heights, Ohio, and four-star small forward Pete Nance from Richfield Revere in Richfield, Ohio.The first step he will need to take in establishing or further building upon relationships with prospects is to turn his attention to the July recruiting period.For many teams, this period can play a crucial role for teams in the recruiting process. Coaches from teams all over the nation can watch prospective basketball players participate in national AAU tournaments, which draw teams and players from every region of the country. For some coaches, it’s the first time seeing these prospects since April.“For Holtmann, it’s going to be huge to get on the recruiting scene, especially in the 2018 class because there’s five guys in the state that are regarded among the top 100 players in the (country),” Fleer said.Fleer added it would also be important for Holtmann to reach out to four-star shooting guard recruit and Ohio State’s lone 2018 commit Dane Goodwin from Upper Arlington to ensure that that commitment remains solid, considering the fact Goodwin was recruited by Matta and has less familiarity with Holtmann. The two sides reportedly met on Monday. And with this time proving so vital to the new Buckeye coach, Holtmann said Monday he has remained in contact with prospects he was recruiting at Butler to try and swing them over to the Scarlet and Gray.“As soon as I was signed on and compliant eligible to make calls within the rules, that first hour we started making calls and contacting,” Holtmann said. “I have some previous relationships with some young men, but our focus this past weekend has been Ohio … But we’ve hit the ground running and that’s going to continue to happen.” read more

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21 Sep
2019

Halocraft Halo recreated in Minecraft

first_imgMinecraft is just a giant sandbox waiting for gamers to create some entertainment. So this was eventually going to happen: other games recreated in the Minecraft world.This is Halo as depicted in Minecraft and therefore uses the name Halocraft. It’s PvP gameplay with the map being the Classic multiplayer version of Lockout.According to YouTube poster SidolaTehNerd:We’re currently running this on a simple hMod server, using Kits for ammo and a weapon as you spawn. The server also uses a plugin that allows us to link several teleports to one point which acts like the “Spawn” button and sends you to a randomized spawn-location. Consider us impressed. The breadth of what can be produced in Minecraft keeps on expanding. What other games would you like to see recreated in blocky form?Read more at Reddit, via Destructoidlast_img read more

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19 Sep
2019

Police Suspect in killing of 2 Iowa officers is in custody

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa — A white man with a history of racial provocations and confrontations with police ambushed and fatally shot two white Des Moines area police officers in separate incidents Wednesday morning, police said.Authorities took 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene into custody hours after the killings and less than three weeks after he argued with officers who removed him from a high school football game where he had unfurled a Confederate flag near black spectators.Greene flagged down a state Department of Natural Resources employee in a rural area west of Des Moines, identified himself and asked that he call 911. Sheriff’s office and state patrol officers responded and took Greene into custody.He’s suspected in the early morning killings of two officers, who were shot as they sat in their cars. Police identified the men killed as Officer Justin Martin, who had been with the Urbandale force since 2015, and Sgt. Anthony “Tony” Beminio, who joined the department in Des Moines in 2005.Greene was taken to a hospital for treatment of unknown health issues and will be brought later to Des Moines police headquarters, where he will be questioned and charged, Sgt. Paul Parizek said.last_img read more

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19 Sep
2019

Man hospitalized after accidental gunshot

first_imgA 22-year-old was transported Saturday morning to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after being injured by an accidental gunshot.According to Camas police Sgt. Chuck Nadgwick, police responded to an incident where 22-year-old Alder Deschand had been wounded in his left hip. He said the incident occurred in the home of 22-year-old Spencer Altfilish who was disassembling a 9mm handgun while Deschand was standing near him when the weapon discharged.He said the wound was not life-threatening and that Deschand was a guest of Altfilish. Officers interviewed both men and multiple witnesses who were at the residence. They concluded the incident was an accident and no charges were filed, he said.last_img

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19 Sep
2019

Vancouver artist ties together dogs books in whimsical ways

first_imgVancouver is both a literary hotbed and a doggy delight.Artist and illustrator Sue Clancy, who moved here in 2011 and still feels like she’s learning this town, said a couple observations keep sticking with her: people bent over novels at bus stops and coffee shops, and people bent over their beloved pooches, offering that same kind of care and devotion.Somehow those disparate details merged in the artist’s mind, as you can see in the charming exhibit “Dear Readers,” which is up on the walls of the Burnt Bridge Cellars wine tasting room in downtown Vancouver through the end of this month. “Dear Readers” brings books and dogs together in funny, whimsical ways.That’s exactly what Clancy said she’s after: smiles. If you grab a glass of wine, wander the exhibit and enjoy some chuckles, she said, she’s done her job.Generating smiles may seem like an easy goal for an artist, but it’s a hard-won mission for Clancy. When she was 5 years old and growing up in Oklahoma, she said, she was pushed down a flight of concrete stairs. That severely and permanently damaged her hearing, Clancy said.“I landed on my head. That managed to do it,” she said.Why did such a thing happen? “Things are hazy. I don’t remember. I just remember, not long after that I was living with my grandmother,” she said.last_img read more

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19 Sep
2019

WILL THE POLITICAL LEADERS CONDUCT AN INSULT FREE AND VIOLENT FREE

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAYWILL THE POLITICAL LEADERS CONDUCT AN INSULT FREE AND VIOLENT FREE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN 2016?Time will tell. However what is clear to Foroyaa is that journalists are being invited to a big event, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding of Political Parties at Kairaba Beach Hotel on Tuesday 8 November 2016.This should be the beginning of an initiative where presidential candidates should refrain from using languages that would put the office of president into disrepute. We will publish the content of the Memorandum of Understanding to sensitise the public, the youth in particular and the grassroots at large.last_img

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5 Sep
2019

Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage

first_imgBombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage1.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage1.4K viewsBusinessMumbai, July 3 (ANI): Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) halted trading on Thursday morning across all of its markets, including shares, currencies and indexes due to a network outage. Reportedly, all orders placed before the network outage would be cancelled. The exchange operator network service vendor HCL Technologies Ltd was working to resolve the issue. Stock Market Expert, Sunil Shah, said that the authorities are addressing the problem and have assured that trading will start soon.Ventuno Web Player 4.50Mumbai, July 3 (ANI): Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) halted trading on Thursday morning across all of its markets, including shares, currencies and indexes due to a network outage. Reportedly, all orders placed before the network outage would be cancelled. The exchange operator network service vendor HCL Technologies Ltd was working to resolve the issue. Stock Market Expert, Sunil Shah, said that the authorities are addressing the problem and have assured that trading will start soon.last_img read more

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5 Sep
2019

Prabhas Saaho forces Nerkonda Paarvai makers to play safe release of Ajithstarrer

first_imgAjith in Nerkonda Paarvai and Prabhas in Saaho.PR HandoutThe release of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s Saaho in August is apparently giving jitters to the filmmakers, who had planned to release their movies in the same month. The massive hype followed by the gigantic for the recently-released teaser of the multilingual film has come as major worry to other producers and distributors, who are now planning to reschedule the release of their movies.The first such rumour to be heard from the industry is that the makers of Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai have decided to pre-pone their release. The Tamil film was scheduled for its release on 10 August, but now it looks like it will be out in July itself. Speculations are rife that Boney Kapoor has decided to release the film early, but yet to finalise the date.The first sign of early release came after the trailer release of Nerkonda Paarvai. However, the official confirmation is awaited.Saaho is a multilingual movie, directed by Sujeeth. It is an action thriller majorly set in the foreign countries. The teaser of the flick, which was released a few days ago, was packed with world-class chase scenes, fights and graphics.The teaser crossed over 60 millions views from all languages which tells the huge craze around the flick. Thus making producers of other films to play safe as releasing along with Saaho might eat into their business.Coming to Nerkonda Paarvai, it is a courtroom drama in which Ajith plays the role of an aged lawyer who fights for the three women falsely accused of various crimes. The film tries to project the misogyny in the society and how people judge women based on their dress.last_img read more

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2 Sep
2019

WATCH Houston Cleans Homeless Encampments Under Highway 59

first_img– / 6Minute Maid is across the street yet under the Highway 59 bridge the smell of human waste is overpowering. Along with private contractors, workers from the Solid Waste Department are completing their two day effort to bring the homeless encampments up to code.The Houston Health Department declared areas under the downtown bridge a “public health nuisance.” So with the assistance of five city departments and 13 nonprofit groups, workers place personal belongings in plastic containers, remove trash, and sanitize the area under the Highway 59 bridge from Caroline Street to Almeda Road, and Ruiz Street to Preston.A spokeswoman for the mayor’s office, Tanya Makany-Rivera, said it’s important to make public space safe for everyone. “The hope is to make sure that it’s clean and that we’re trying to prevent any potential health hazards that may exist,” she said.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16110647/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-11.03.58-AM.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Marcus Arvie has been homeless for a couple of years, and is thrilled the city is cleaning up. “I think that’s great that they’re doing such a good job about this because I’ve seen a lot of people catch hepatitis C, TB, you know just by being on the ground, putting things in their mouth, going to trash cans, eating, Arvie said.With a temporary restraining order blocking the city’s anti-encampment ordinance, the displacement of the ever growing homeless population under the bridge will only be long enough for the area to be cleaned. Makany-Rivera said this is the second cleanup under the 59 bridge this year, and that anytime a public health emergency is declared, they’ll be back.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16110737/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-11.04.40-AM.mp400:0000:0000:36Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16110226/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-10.59.12-AM.mp400:0000:0000:56Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16110032/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-10.57.21-AM.mp400:0000:0000:21Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16111119/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-11.09.05-AM-1.mp400:0000:0000:25Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sharelast_img read more

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31 Aug
2019

Entanglement can help in classical communication

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — When most of us think of entanglement, our minds jump immediately to quantum communication. “Entanglement has become very well known and useful in quantum communication,” Robert Prevedel tells PhysOrg.com. Prevedel, a scientist at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, believes that entanglement can be used in classical communication as well. Copyright 2010 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. More information: R. Prevedel, Y. Lu, W. Matthews, R. Kaltenbaek, and K.J. Resch, “Entanglement-Enhanced Classical Communication Over a Noisy Classical Channel,” Physical Review Letters (2011). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.110505 Citation: Entanglement can help in classical communication (2011, March 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-entanglement-classical.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img “We have found that in certain situations you can use entanglement to transmit classical information with higher success when using classical channels that are noisy than you could do without.” says Prevedel. “This is a novel use for entanglement which seems to have been overlooked until recently.”A team of scientists at Waterloo, including Prevedel, Lu, Matthews, Kaltenbaek and Resch, demonstrated that that it is possible to benefit from entanglement in some classical communication channels. Their work can be found in Physical Review Letters: “Entanglement-Enhanced Classical Communication Over a Noisy Classical Channel.”“One of the reasons that entanglement hasn’t been thought to be useful for classical communication is that it has been shown to not increase the capacity of a classical channel, which is the ultimate maximum rate of reliable communication” Prevedel explains. “What entanglement can do, though, is reduce the error probability when sending a message with a fixed number of uses of a noisy classical channel.”Prevedel says that the protocol used is fairly simple. “Our demonstration included only two entangled particles and a straightforward classical channel. Entangled photons show nonclassical correlations,. Whenever I do a measurement on one of the photons, I will get a similar result for the same measurement performed on the other photon.”“Sometimes a classical communication channel gets jumbled,” Prevedel explains. “We wanted to see if entanglement could be used to more successfully send information across such a noisy channel. With our simple protocol, and by using entanglement, we found that you can improve the success probability from 83% to 90%. That’s fairly significant.”For now, the protocol only works on a very particular type of channel. “The situation we started with is very specific,” Prevedel points out. “We looked for the channel that would offer us the largest increase in success probability possible. Also, we knew that using entanglement in this manner won’t work with every type of classical communication channel.”So far, the work done by the Waterloo team doesn’t offer immediate applications for communications. “Our results are more important from a fundamental point of view,” Prevedel says. “From a fundamental point of view, this is big news.”Going forward, Prevedel hopes that he and his colleagues can learn more about the benefits that entanglement can have for classical communication. “We want to figure out which classical channels will benefit from it [entanglement], and which will not. We also want to see if there is a way to generalize our findings.” Additionally, the group is hoping that they can adapt what they learned to multi-party conversations. “It might be possible to find scenarios in which entanglement could help in three party or four party conversations – moving beyond two party communication.”Overall, though, Prevedel and his colleagues are excited about the new prospects for combining classical communication with entanglement. “We have shown that entanglement can help in classical communication, a situation where people thought it was useless. Hopefully, our work will spark interest in this research direction, and we can begin to see some applications in the future.” Explore further Too much entanglement can render quantum computers uselesslast_img read more

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29 Aug
2019

Turn off smart multihomed name resolution in Windows

first_imgTurn off smart multi-homed name resolution in Windows by Martin Brinkmann on August 14, 2017 in Windows – 6 commentsSmart multi-homed name resolution is a DNS related feature that Microsoft introduced in Windows 8 and implemented in Windows 10 as well.The feature is designed to speed up DNS resolution on a device running Windows 8 or newer by sending DNS requests across all available network adapters. Microsoft refined the feature in Windows 10 as it selects the information that is returned the fastest automatically.While the feature makes sense from a performance point of view, it introduces an issue from a privacy one.If you connect to a VPN network on a Windows machine for instance, smart multi-homed name resolution may lead to DNS leakage. Since requests are sent out to all network adapters at the same time, all configured DNS servers receive the requests and with them information on the sites that you visit.Turn off smart multi-homed name resolution in WindowsMicrosoft introduced a Registry key and policy to manage the feature in Windows 8.Registry (Windows 8.x only)Note: manipulating the Registry may lead to issues if done incorrectly. It is suggested that you create a backup of the Windows Registry before you continue. This can be done by selecting a Registry Hive in the Registry Editor, and then File > Export from the menu bar.Open the Windows Registry Editor. One easy option to do that is to tap on the Windows-key, type regedit.exe, and hit the Enter-key.  Windows throws an UAC prompt which you need to confirm.Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClientIf the Dword value DisableSmartNameResolution exists already, make sure it is set to 1.If it does not exist, right-click on DNSClient, and select New > Dword (32-bit) Value from the menu.Name it DisableSmartNameResolution.Set its value to 1. You may turn the feature back on at any time by setting the value to 0, or by deleting the Dword value.Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\ParametersIf the Dword value DisableParallelAandAAAA  exists already, make sure its value is set to 1.If the value does not exist, right-click on Parameters, and select New > Dword (32-bit) Value.Name it DisableParallelAandAAAA.Set the value of the Dword to 1. You can turn the feature back on by setting the value to 0, or by deleting the value.I have created a Registry file that makes both changes to the Windows Registry when executed. You can download it with a click on the following link: disable-smart-name-resolution.zipGroup Policy (Windows 8 and Windows 10)The Registry key that worked under Windows 8 does not seem to work under Windows 10 anymore. Windows 10 users and admins may set a policy however to turn the feature off.Specifies that a multi-homed DNS client should optimize name resolution across networks. The setting improves performance by issuing parallel DNS, link local multicast name resolution (LLMNR) and NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) queries across all networks. In the event that multiple positive responses are received, the network binding order is used to determine which response to accept.Note that the Group Policy Editor is only available in professional editions of Windows 10. Windows 10 Home users may want to check out Policy Plus that introduces policy editing to Home editions of Windows 10.Do the following to open the Group Policy Editor in Windows: Tap on the Windows-key on the keyboard, type gpedit.msc, and hit the Enter-key on the keyboard.Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > DNS Client > Turn off smart multi-homed name resolution.Set the policy to enabled, to disable the smart multi-homed name resolution feature of the system.If you enable this policy setting, the DNS client will not perform any optimizations. DNS queries will be issued across all networks first. LLMNR queries will be issued if the DNS queries fail, followed by NetBT queries if LLMNR queries fail.Closing WordsSome DNS clients that you may run on Windows machines come with DNS leak protection to prevent these leaks. OpenDNS users may enable the block-outside-dns option for instance in the client to do so.SummaryArticle NameTurn off smart multi-homed name resolution in WindowsDescriptionSmart multi-homed name resolution is a DNS related feature that Microsoft introduced in Windows 8 and implemented in Windows 10 as well.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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16 Aug
2019

Amitabh Bachchan visits Egypt to launch India by the Nile festival

first_imgIndian superstar Amitabh Bachchan was recently on a three-day visit to Egypt’s capital Cairo city. During his visit, he inaugurated the third edition of the ‘India by the Nile’ festival.“It is my fourth visit to this wonderful country. Every time I come to Egypt I feel as though I come home. There is a lot of similarity between India and Egypt in terms of culture, ancient history, tolerance, warmth and friendliness of the people,” said Bachchan during a press conference in Cairo.During his stay in Egypt, Bachchan also visited the Pyramids and Cairo Opera House. Talking about the safety concerns in Egypt, Bachchan said, “I am an example of how Egypt is save to travel and I am going to go back and say that in India too. I would also love to come back and shoot a film in Egypt.”Ramy Nicola, Chairman, Lady Egypt Tours, a leading travel agency in Egypt added, “The history and stunning monuments of ancient Egypt, the romantic cruise along the river Nile, the hospitality of the Egyptians and their love and respect for Indians will definitely leave an everlasting impression in the minds of Indian travellers.”The 18-day India by the Nile festival is considered to be the biggest foreign fair in Egypt. The festival is organised by The Embassy of India, Cairo (through the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture) in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Cairo Opera House and managed by Teamworks Arts. Egypt Tourism is hoping that Bachchan’s visit will boost Indian tourist arrivals to the country in the coming years.last_img read more

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11 Aug
2019

Jito an advertising platform connecting employers

first_imgJito, an advertising platform connecting employers and employees in the travel industry, has announced that for the next six weeks it is running a Travel Photography Competition.Contenders can share their best photos on the jito.co instagram page with the hashtag #creatingextraordinaryfutures. Tag @jito.co for your photos to be shared with the Facebook community.The winner will be announced at the Travel Daily/Jito Networking Night on the 20th October and awarded a prize on the evening, as well as having their photo shown and a VIP ticket to the event.last_img

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9 Aug
2019

Drilling in Block 11 to go ahead on July 12

first_imgDrilling in Cyprus’ offshore Block 11 will go ahead as scheduled this month, with tests set to begin on July 12, jointly conducted by France’s oil and gas company Total and Italy’s ENI, it emerged on Monday.Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, country manager for Total E&P Cyprus, Yves Grosjean, confirmed that ultra-deepwater drillship West Capella is en route to Cyprus and is expected to arrive on July 12.Drilling will begin in Block 11, dubbed as ‘Onisiforos’ once a few tests are carried out lasting less than a week, he added.The sea level in the area is around 1,700m and drillings into the bedrock will be as deep as 3,500 – 4,000m, Grosjean said.Drilling will last around two to three months and preliminary results are expected to be announced around September and October, followed by preparations for the final results.On June 26, Cyprus issued Navtex 240/17 for use of the block from July 10, 2017 until October 15, 2017.Total decided to re-examine Cyprus’ Block 11, after Egypt’s Zohr gas field was discovered in 2015, just six kilometers away from ‘Onisiforos’.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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23 Feb
2019

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