Revealed: Drake to fire up Liverpool for UCL final

first_imgReal Madrid v Liverpool Revealed: Drake’s God’s Plan single to fire up Liverpool ahead of Champions League final Goal 22:46 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Drake football Getty Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool UEFA Champions League The Reds will turn to the music mega-star’s 2018 smash hit to provide their motivation before they take on Real Madrid Jordan Henderson is the dressing room DJ charged with firing up Liverpool for Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid – and Drake’s 2018 single God’s Plan is set to soundtrack their Kiev clash.The Reds face a giant task in their hunt for a sixth European crown when they take on reigning champions Madrid in Saturday’s final at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.The players will have to be in the right frame of mind if they are to unseat Zinedine Zidane’s side from their throne and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has revealed that captain Henderson will pick the right music to hype his team-mates up. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “Hendo is in charge of the music,” the Belgian told the Liverpool Echo .  “The moment we arrive in the dressing room after getting off the coach the physios put the playlist on.”I don’t get involved but it’s a real mix. Alberto Moreno has his Spanish songs and Roberto Firmino has a couple in Portuguese.”We have a certain playlist for just before a game. It’s always the same sequence.”And the England international’s playlist will be building up to the ultimate motivational track, making Drake’s track ‘God’s Plan’ the prophetic climax.”The last song that gets played before we step out on to the pitch is ‘God’s Plan. Then it’s down to business.”While Drake goes hard on Southside G, Liverpool will be going hard in the NSC.As Mark Lawrenson said, Champions League glory may be written in Liverpool’s destiny. It might just be God’s Plan. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Trying to put missing murdered Indigenous women in the election spotlight

first_imgAPTN National NewsA three-day gathering in Edmonton is trying to put missing and murdered Indigenous women in the election spotlight.Many think little to no attention has been paid to the issue in the federal election.The gathering hopes to the serve many purposes.Some, like prominent actress Michelle Thrush, thinks stopping the violence begins at home.APTN’s Chris Stewart has the story.last_img

UN humanitarian assistance continues despite insecure conditions in Iraq

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have provided emergency stocks, which are being mobilized for distribution in and around Fallujah, Fred Eckhard told reporters at a news briefing in New York.The supplies include chlorine, soap, jerry cans, tents and winterization supplies, as well as blood bags and dressing provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).”These activities are taking place despite constraints in obtaining access to people in need,” the spokesman said. “As access improves, UN agencies and partners stand by to provide additional services, including water trucking, medical supplies and technical assistance.”Meanwhile at a briefing in Geneva, UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond said that despite ” the extremely dangerous situation and restricted access” in the Fallujah region, the agency had managed to assist about 4,000 Iranian Kurds in Altash camp, which is close to Ramadi, but not far from Fallujah itself.Partners of the UN agency are providing water, sanitation items and food to the Iranian refugees, the majority of whom had opted to remain in the camp in spite of continued insecurity in the region.Tens of thousands of people are believed to have been displaced by the fighting in Fallujah. UNHCR is unable to monitor the situation or assess the information coming out of the region. “We remain extremely concerned about the displaced population,” said Mr. Redmond.In quieter parts of Iraq, however, UNHCR is continuing to help refugees. In the past 10 days, the agency brought more than 800 people from Iran to northern and southern Iraq. Overall, the agency has so far helped more than 18,000 Iraqi refugees in returning home.”We must stress, however, that UNHCR is not encouraging returns to Iraq at this stage because of the fragile situation in the country,” said Mr. Redmond. “We only facilitate the repatriation of Iraqi refugees in neighbouring countries who are determined to go back despite the difficulties in their homeland.” read more

Federation says boost in BC minimum wage still means poverty for thousands

VANCOUVER – The B.C. government has increased the provincial minimum wage by 40 cents an hour but critics say the hike still leaves half a million workers earning poverty-level wages.The minimum wage edged up to $10.85 per hour on Thursday, while the same wage for liquor servers increased to $9.60.BC Federation of Labour president Irene Lanzinger says that despite the raise, one of out every four workers in the province earns poverty wages below $15 per hour.She says the federation will continue to lobby for a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour, arguing it will improve living standards for employees and their families.But B.C. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond says the increase strikes the right balance by supporting workers while also ensuring investment continues and job creation remains strong.The federation says the 40-cent boost moves British Columbia from last place on the country’s minimum-wage list to eighth spot among the provinces and territories, although B.C. has one of the highest costs of living in Canada.B.C.’s next minimum wage increase is set for September 2017, when it is due to climb another 40 cents to $11.25.“We think it’s a responsible approach to continue to incrementally and reasonably increase the minimum wage,” Bond says, noting the province will have boosted the minimum wage by 40 per cent since 2011, when next year’s hike takes effect.“The plight of low-wage workers just isn’t on her radar,” argues Lanzinger of Premier Christy Clark’s administration.The BC Federation of Labour president urges voters to keep the issue in mind as the province prepares for an election next May. (The Canadian Press, CHNL) Federation says boost in B.C. minimum wage still means poverty for thousands by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 15, 2016 12:42 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 15, 2016 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Australia must release refugees subjected to cruel treatment – UN rights experts

Australia’s arbitrary and indefinite detention of 46 refugees amounts to “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” the United Nations Human Rights Committee has said, calling for their immediate release.The refugees, who have been held in detention for at least two and half years, had been recognized as asylum-seekers who could not return to their homes. However, the Australian Government refused to grant them visas on the grounds that they posed a security risk.The 46 refugees – 42 Tamils from Sri Lanka, three Rohingya from Myanmar and a Kuwaiti –were not told the reasons of why they were considered a security risk, and so could not mount a legal challenge to their indefinite detention.“The combination of the arbitrary character of (their) detention, its protracted and/or indefinite duration, the refusal to provide information and procedural rights to (them) and the difficult conditions of detention are cumulatively inflicting serious psychological harm upon them,” the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Committee said in their findings following an examination of the case.The Committee, composed of 18 independent human rights experts, found that the refugees’ detention was arbitrary and violated Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which states that no one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention. The experts said Australia is obliged, under Article 2 of the Covenant, to provide all 46 refugees with effective remedy. This includes releasing them under appropriate conditions, and offering them rehabilitation and compensation. Australia is also under an obligation to take steps to prevent similar violations in the future.The Human Rights Committee monitors implementation of the ICCPR by States parties. It considered this case under the First Optional Protocol to the Covenant which gives the Committee the capacity to examine individual complaints. read more

RCT to talk up automation benefits at Mining Indaba

first_imgRCT says it will be promoting the benefits of using autonomous technology to safeguard mine operators and boost productivity when it attends the 25th Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa next month.The event, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 4-7, attracts senior executives from major mining companies such as Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick, Rio Tinto and many others, RCT said.RCT CEO Brett White and Business Development Manager Mike Thomas will be at Austrade’s Australia Lounge to engage with conference delegates about the benefits of implementing autonomous technology, the company said.Thomas said: “There are heightened levels of interest throughout the mining industry on the African continent around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is seeing breakthroughs in the areas of sophisticated wireless technologies and fully autonomous equipment.“RCT has significant experience in the automation field, and we are available to share our many years of learnings and knowledge.“We are keen to speak to delegates about how our ControlMaster® products can deliver significant gains by relocating equipment operators from cabs to secure operation centres, thus bolstering productivity.”RCT’s ControlMaster automation solutions encompass surface and underground mines to help increase productivity and profitability on site.last_img read more

Marit Frafjord to join Larvik HK

← Previous Story EHF CL: Momir Ilic defended the title of the Player of the Week Next Story → Mette Klit is the new coach of CSM Bucuresti! Larvik HKlarvimk hkMarit FrafjordViborg HK Legendary Norwegian line-player Marit Malm Frafjord (28) could go back home, but not in Byasen, where he spent whole career before joining Danish TOP team Viborg HK in 2010. Frafjord is linked with the possible move to the best Norwegian squad Larvik HK. Team’s officials admit that they are talking with the famous player, who is in contact with a few teams. read more

Caught on video 8 floppy drives playing a Final Fantasy 6 symphony

first_imgFloppy drives have long since gone the way of the Dodo in modern computers. However, it turns out they’re still good for something. YouTuber MrSolidSnake745 has a way of wiring an array of old floppy drives together to form a chorus of screeching retro tunes. Last time it was Ghostbusters, and now the classic gaming track The Decisive Battle from Final Fantasy 6 had been recreated on eight floppy drives.Most moving components in PCs make some kind of noise, but the stepper motors in floppies are perfect for this musical transformation. These motors are very loud and uniform, so the only barrier is getting them to actually sound like music. It’s a serious barrier, though.MrSolidSnake745 uses a custom piece of software that is able to deconstruct a MIDI file, and turn into serial data packets. When fed into a floppy drive, this can instruct the stepper motor to “step” a certain number of times per second, thus producing a note. Put a few of these together, and you can play a song.The whole show is run from a Maple microcontroller made by LeafLabs. This is an alternative to the standard Arduino MrSolidSnake745 was using before, and it’s reportedly much better for his particular application. The setup is not easy, and even getting power to a bunch of old floppy drives is a tall order. Your time is probably better spent marveling at how cool the video is. You can, however, download all the audio and MIDI files if you want to give it a go.MrSolidSnake745 says the next few videos will also be classic game tunes, so keep an eye out for those.last_img read more

Wakeup call for early birds

first_imgRecently released early bird airfares from Australia to Europe have attracted Greek Australians wanting to book a European holiday or trip to Greece over the northern hemisphere spring and summer 2015, with early bird sales relatively unchanged from last year’s levels. With the majority of big airlines having released their promotional fares over the last month, travel agent Christos Niaros of Parthenon Travel told Neos Kosmos it all comes to seasonality and seat availability when booking early bird tickets. “The prices haven’t gone up a lot this year. It is all subject to the availability of seats and all the tickets have conditions. This early bird ticket offer finishes at the end of this month or middle November for some airlines – but it all depends on seasonality, the seating, how you want to travel. If you want direct flight, it’s not as easy. If you want to fly through European cities, there are more seats and the price is reasonable.”Mr Niaros stressed the importance of familiarising yourself with the conditions of tickets before proceeding to booking. Some of the tickets are subject to the black period returning days that often include school holidays, July and end of September. “These tickets are sometimes non-refundable, there is a big change fee; some tickets have a change fee to return only, some for departure only. At the end of the day, if you plan to go to Europe, you must be very quick, clear and careful, make a decision and ask about conditions,” Niaros said. Etihad Airways has released its early bird fares for travel in 2015, with the offer including a range of great value airfares in economy, business and first class to popular destinations in Europe, as well as the Middle East and USA.Highlights include a Brisbane to Madrid economy return fare from $1532; Sydney to Amsterdam from $1532; Melbourne to Istanbul from $1489; and Perth to Rome from $1503. From Australia to Greece, Etihad Airlines economy class early bird fares offer flights from Brisbane to Athens for $1554, Sydney to Athens $1550, Melbourne to Athens for $1535, and Perth to Athens $1512, with airfares on sale until 31 October for travel outside of peak season – between 1 February and 24 March 2015 and 1 October and 31 October 2015. Emirates, on the other hand, is offering flights to 37 European destinations and is taking bookings until 19 November for travel from March 1 to September 30 next year, with the early bird fare economy class flight from Melbourne to Athens available for $1,569. With Singapore Airlines early bird fares and its 117 weekly services from six Australian points to Europe, you can fly from Melbourne to Athens for $1,565, or $1582 from Sydney to Athens.Peter Rozos, of helloworld in Oakleigh, says the early bird airfares come out every September with the cheapest possible options and more availability for everyone to have access to. But those wanting to come back in late September often have to wait for October to book.“The only problem is that when they do come out in September, it puts a lot of restrictions on a lot of Greek people who want to come back in September, as the computer will only give you the opportunity to book 11 months in advance. And many Greek Australians want to come back in late September, early October,” Mr Rozos says. For Mr Niaros of Parthenon Travel, early bird tickets are a good idea, as long as the customer checks the conditions, the rules of the ticket and the flight.“Early bird rates are what people would normally like to be paying because that means there is a saving of about $400-500 on the normal airfare. But the important thing is to pick days that suit their itinerary and secondly, for the itinerary to have the booking classes available,” Mr Rozos agrees.“Emirates, Qatar and Etihad are the three main ones that service the network between Australia and Greece. It’s a bit of cat and mousing around to try and match it all up.” When it comes to the best deals, each day determines the price the client will pay. For the best offers and depending on the airlines, tourist agencies are given a 24 to 72 hour bracket, are quite instant with their conditions and have very strict cancellation fees – up to about $500.For those who prefer to save time rather than money, the two quickest options to fly to Greece are with Qatar airlines, with only a 1 hour and 10 minute stopover on the way back and 1 hour and 40 minutes on the way there. With Etihad, it’s 2 hours and 30 minutes. Emirates will allow a lot of cheap tickets when not on a direct route through Dubai, but via Singapore and back via Kuala Lumpur.With a great demand from Greek Australians who are already booking their holidays in Greece for next year, Mr Razos says on average a dozen tickets are purchased through helloworld each day.“Advice for those travelling to Greece – tickets are subject to availability. The earlier you book, the more seats there will be for you to take advantage of. The longer you leave it the seats get fewer, airlines start reconstructing fares, and normally they go slightly up as per the availability of seats.”*Airfares mentioned in the article are subject to weekly taxes change and the actual fare could be different on the day of booking. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Microsoft lance deux nouvelles éditions pour SQL Server 2008 R2

first_imgMicrosoft lance deux nouvelles éditions pour SQL Server 2008 R2États-Unis – Microsoft a officialisé aujourd’hui la mise en production de SQL Server 2008 R2, présenté en août 2009. Les éditions de l’application seront disponibles début mai, via Microsoft et ses collaborateurs.Microsoft a mis l’accent sur une mise en production de SQL Server 2008 R2 “résolument tournée vers une forte capacité de montée en charge des datacenters d’entreprise”, selon le communiqué officiel. Deux nouvelles éditions ont ainsi été conçues, différentes et complémentaires. Elles sont introduites en direction des centres de données Datacenter et Parallel Data Warehouse.La version R2 n’apporte aucune mise à jour réelle à la base de données centrale elle-même, mais Microsoft annonce qu’elle permet aux utilisateurs de récupérer des données depuis de nombreuses sources. Aussi, cette fonctionnalité permet à chacun de manipuler facilement ces sources, pour “les organiser, les trier, et enfin, les publier ou les partager”.Il s’avère que plus de 2.000 éditeurs de logiciels ont collaboré à ces projets à travers le monde. Aujourd’hui, plus de 300.000 téléchargements de la version en preview ont déjà été effectués.Le 22 avril 2010 à 12:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Motorcycles stolen in North Bay Village ahead of Memorial Day weekend

first_imgNORTH BAY VILLAGE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police searching for the people responsible for multiple motorcycle thefts and attempted thefts in North Bay Village.North Bay Village Police detectives believe the vehicles are being targeted for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.Police said the same subjects behind two car thefts along East Drive, near 79th Street, on Wednesday and Thursday are the likely culprits.In one incident that was caught on surveillance video, the subject was unable to steal a motorcycle because of a lock.Officials said several of the motorcycles have since been found dumped around the city.If you have any information on any of these cases, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

George Lois Featured in Fast Company App

first_imgFast Company’s annual design issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first cover that legendary art director George Lois created for Esquire magazine. This photograph, by noted photographer Platon, is available only in the iPad app version of Fast Company’s October 2012 issue, which is out today, September 12. On the October 1962 cover of Esquire (which Lois is holding), he accurately predicted that boxer Sonny Liston would defeat Floyd Patterson in their upcoming heavyweight championship fight. That opinion at the time was decidedly in the minority, so much so that the publisher’s letter inside the magazine disavowed Lois’s prediction, saying “we’d prefer to believe that Liston can be stopped, and that Patterson is the one that can do it.” (Note: Liston knocked out Patterson in the fight’s first round). Says Lois, “The press wrote about the chutzpah of calling a fight on a magazine cover, and the issue was a sellout.”Read more by George Lois on his first Esquire cover (and many others) here. The Fast Company October 2012 iPad app is available here. The October issue features Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann on the cover. (Photograph: Art Streiber, creative director: Florian Bachleda.)last_img read more

Telangana student murdered by classmate in Chennai

first_imgA student hailing from Miryalaguda in Telangana was brutally murdered by his classmate in Chennai. Sravan Kumar, a native of Tadakamalla village of Miryalaguda was pursuing hotel management at Chennais Amirta International Institute of Hotel Management. Meanwhile, Kumar along with his classmates Shanmuka, a native of Anantapur and a girl from Rajahmundry had joined in a call centre as part-time. It is learned that Shanmuka killed Kumar as the latter was trying to get close to the girl. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us The accused is also said to have warned the girl to stay away from Kumar. However, she continued to be closer with the victim which did not go well with Shanmuka who decided to get rid of Kumar. On June 26, Shanmuka stabbed Kumar to death following a heated argument. Locals who saw Kumar lying in a pool of blood shifted him to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries. The Chennai police registered a case and launched an investigation. The police handed over Sravan’s body to his family in Mirayalaguda on Friday after an autopsy.last_img read more

Kerala priest arrested for sexually assaulting minor boys at Kochi shelter home

first_imgGetty ImagesCases of priests molesting minors keep coming to light with the latest incident being reported in Kerala. Father George TJ aka Jerry, from Kochi, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting minor boys at a children’s home.The priest was allegedly assaulting six minors since December 2018. The abuse was accidentally revealed when some of the victims spoke among themselves after they were punished for coming late to the home. According to a report by The News Minute, they had gone to play and came back after curfew. The priest did not let the boys come in as a punishment.It was then they brought up the abuse they faced at the hands of the priest and they realised that they were not the only ones.Until then, none of the children knew others were also abused by the priest and did not even talk about it to anybody. After this discussion, they were further afraid of the repercussions if the priest knew. They instead decided to appraise their parents of the abuse,” an official at Palluruthy police station was quoted as saying by TNM.The boys decided that it will not be safe if the priest comes to know of these discussions and they went directly to their parents who alerted the police. Since the next day was a Saturday, the boys could go home and narrated their ordeal to their parents of the abuse.The home where around 15 boys stay is situated in Kochi and is run by Carmelites under the diocese of Cochin. According to the official, the boys staying there come from families with financial problems and are under the care of either their mother or father. The parents cannot afford to take care of them permanently and send them to the home during the week.”We were informed by the parents that Rs 250 is given as fee to the institution. Children stay here and go to schools nearby,” the official said.The case registered against the priest is under section 377 (unnatural offences) under the Indian Penal Code and various sections of POCSO Act including sections 7 (sexual assault), 8 (sexual assault), 9D (aggravated sexual assault) and 10 (aggravated sexual assault).last_img read more

Popular iOS apps made free to celebrate App Store 5th anniversary

first_imgSome people might say that Apple’s App Store revolutionized the software business; others might say that the App Store is just a convenient way to get software. Whatever your feelings are regarding apps and stores, Apple’s App Store will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in just two days time, on June 10. In order to coax us all into celebrating the five-year mark, Apple has made some of its most popular apps and games free for us to download.Apple has not yet officially announced the full list, but various apps and games have been spotted by eagle-eyed users. The list so far isn’t what you’d expect, and may not be composed entirely of cheap, old apps that have been around so long that everyone already owns them.BadlandBarefoot World AtlasDay OneHow to Cook EverythingInfinity Blade IIKnots 3DLiquidSketchMap My Ride+OverSuperbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EPTiny WingsTraktor DJWhere’s My Water?The list appears to be growing as more people discover apps that have been made free, but if you don’t feel like hunting around the App Store, it’s a safe bet Apple will make the free apps known to the world in at most two days from now.If you’ve been itching for some new apps and games, but can’t justify shelling out a sum of money on a handful of them, be thankful that the App Store is turning old enough to go to kindergarten, and go take advantage of the milestone while you can. There doesn’t seem to be word yet on how long these apps will remain free. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY BadlandBadlandBadland tooBarefoot World AtlasBarefoot World Atlas tooDay OneDay One tooInfinity Blade II tooHow to Cook EverythingHow to Cook Everything tooInfinity Blade IIKnots 3DKnots 3D tooLiquidsketchLiquidsketch tooMap My Ride+Map My Ride+ tooOverOver tooSword and SworcerySword and Sworcery tooTraktor DJTraktor DJ tooTiny WingsTiny Wings tooWhere’s My Water?Where’s My Water? toolast_img read more

Magnetic vortex memory shows memory potential of nanodots

first_imgIn this illustration of the frequency-controlled magnetic memory, a magnetic spherical probe attached to the end of a soft cantilever is used to detect magnetization dynamics in the vortex-state nanodisk underneath. Image credit: B. Pigeau, et al. More information: B. Pigeau, et al. “A frequency-controlled magnetic vortex memory.” Applied Physics Letters 96, 132506 (2010). Doi:10.1063/1.3373833Nanomagnetism Group webpage: Frequency control of vortex core polarity in a magnetic nanodisk iramis.cea.fr/spec/Phocea/Vie_ … marquant&id_ast=1567 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. Lava flows reveal clues to magnetic field reversals (PhysOrg.com) — Using magnetic nanodots in the vortex state, researchers have designed a new kind of non-volatile memory that could offer increased speed and density for next-generation non-volatile random access memories (RAM). The new design takes advantage of magnetic vortices’ ability to store binary information as positive or negative core polarities, which can be controlled by simply changing the frequency of the rotating vortex cores of the nanodots. Citation: Magnetic vortex memory shows memory potential of nanodots (2010, April 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-04-magnetic-vortex-memory-potential-nanodots.html Explore further The new technique, called frequency-controlled magnetic vortex memory, was developed by a team of researchers, B. Pigeau, et al., from France, Germany, and the US. Their study is published in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters.As the researchers explain, the concept of using magnetic nano-objects to store binary information for magnetic RAM has previously been investigated, but it’s been difficult to find a mechanism to reverse the magnetization inside individual nano-objects. Here, the researchers achieve this reversal by using microwave pulses in combination with a static magnetic field. In this scheme, large and small rotating core frequencies are associated with positive and negative core polarities, respectively. In a positive core polarity, the core is parallel to the applied magnetic field, while in a negative core polarity, the core is antiparallel to the applied magnetic field. An extremely sensitive magnetic resonance force microscope (MRFM) is used to address the resonant frequency of magnetic nanodots’ vortex core rotations, allowing the researchers to control the polarity states of individual nanodots. The researchers’ memory design consists of an array of magnetic nanodots and an electromagnet that generates a static magnetic field perpendicular to the array of dots. The MRFM’s small (800-nanometer-diameter) magnetic probe can scan the one-micrometer-diameter nanodots and locally control this magnetic field. To read the core polarity state of a nanodot, a weak microwave magnetic field is used to read the rotating core frequency with the probe. As the researchers explain, the microwave magnetic field used to read the polarity state must be weak enough so that the core polarity is not reversed during the reading sequence. By increasing the strength of this applied microwave magnetic field, it is possible to reverse the nanodot’s core polarity, hence to write data. Once reversed, the core polarity is out of resonance with the writing pulse so that it cannot be switched back unless the pulse’s frequency is changed. The researchers demonstrated this writing technique hundreds of times without failure, and without affecting neighboring nanodots.“This dynamical reversal mechanism is of fundamental interest but also has potential application in information technology, with the vortex core polarity coding the binary information,” coauthor Grégoire de Loubens, from the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique de Saclay in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, told PhysOrg.com.“In sum, our frequency-controlled magnetic vortex memory prototype has two main advantages,” he said. “Owing to the frequency discrimination allowed by a small perpendicular bias field, there is no need to control the circular polarization of the microwave field and to precisely time the writing pulse as it has to be in zero field. Also, deterministic and local addressing in a large array of memory cells is easily obtained by using the stray-field of the MRFM probe, that can be scanned laterally.”The researchers plan to improve the new frequency-controlled magnetic memory in several ways, such as by arranging the dots in a regular square array and increasing the dot aspect ratio. They are also considering replacing the MRFM, which contains moving parts, with local electrical detectors for the reading process. In addition, they hope to investigate stacking dots of different aspect ratios (and different resonance frequencies) on top of each other to create a multiregister memory. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Amazon to hire 800 new employees for its Costa Rica operation

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rican job hunters value company’s reputation almost as much as salary Costa Rica job fair Tuesday focuses on tourism industry President Solís announces goal to create 217,000 jobs during his term 45 companies hiring at job fair this week Amazon on Wednesday announced it will hire 800 workers for its business centers in Heredia and San José, Costa Rica.The online retail giant will host a job fair Friday and Saturday looking to fill posts in its administrative, human resources and customer service departments.The fair will take place at Amazon’s offices on Calle Blancos in northeast San José, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.“It’s always a joy for Amazon to recruit more staff in Costa Rica. We invite all interested people to come to our facilities and learn about the benefits of working with us,” Amazon’s Costa Rica manager Alejandro Filloy said in a news release.Administrative posts are for both operational staff and management. Recruiters will be looking for bilingual candidates with fluent English, Portuguese or Italian for the company’s customer service department.Candidates must take two printed copies of their résumé, a photocopy of their ID and a printed background check. They also must bring originals and copies of all their diplomas.Job seekers can see a list of available posts and apply online at Amazon’s website.Amazon launched operations in Costa Rica in 2008 and currently employs more than 3,000 people. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Phillip Island Nature Parks celebrate World Penguin Day

first_imgSource = Phillip Island Nature Parks Phillip Island Nature Parks celebrate World Penguin DayPhillip Island Nature Parks celebrate World Penguin Day with a weekend of wildlife adventuresPhillip Island Nature Parks are celebrating World Penguin Day (25 April) with a weekend of educational, nature-based fun for the whole family on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April, 2017. Held within the immersive WWF Antarctic Journey experience at the Nobbies centre, Nature Parks’ researches and rangers will host a series of activities including educational talks that offer an insight into the world of penguins, as well as wildlife themed arts and crafts. Visitors can also explore the Antarctic Journey’s interactive displays, from testing thermal images against a penguin’s to the augmented reality experience which makes it appear as though a killer whale is within arm’s reach.Planetary PenguinsPhillip Island Nature Parks’ education rangers will be hosting four half hour sessions focused on penguins of the world. Guests can learn about the various species, the habitats and behavioural differences, including providing a more in depth insight into Phillip Island’s famous little penguins.When: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April 10.30am – 11.00am and 2.00pm – 2.30pmRecommended age group: OpenCrafty CreationsGuests across the weekend will have the opportunity to go home with a personalised penguin themed pencil holder. Phillip Island Nature Parks will be helping kids create a wildlife themed creation to celebrate World Penguin Day all year round.When: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April 11.00am – 12.00pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pmRecommended age group: OpenLittle penguins, big challengesPhillip Island Nature Parks’ penguin researcher and biologist, Dr Andre Chiaradia, will be exploring the challenges that face the Island’s famous little residents, the penguins. Visitors will learn how these fascinating creatures deal with day-to-day issues including climate change, marine pollution and reliable food supplies.When: Saturday 22 April 12.30pm – 1.30pmRecommended age group: 6+ yearsMarine debris – what a load of rubbish!Phillip Island Nature Parks’ researcher Dr Bec McIntosh will be teaching families how marine debris can affect wildlife and the environment in the WWF Antarctic Journey Lab and what can be done at home to prevent pollution. Attendees will see first hand what type of rubbish ends up in the ocean as well as the consequential, devastating impact they can have on the surrounding environment.When: Sunday 23 April 12.30pm – 1.30pmRecommended age group: 6+ yearsAll activities will be hosted at the WWF Antarctic Journey (1320 Ventnor Road, Summerlands) and are accessible with an Antarctic Journey entry ticket (Adult 16+ $18.00; Children 4 – 15 $9.00; Family 2A + 2C $45.00) or 4 Parks Pass which includes entry to the Penguin Parade, Antarctic Journey, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, and Koala Conservation Centre (Adult 16+ $58.00; Children 4 – 15 $28.90; Family 2A + 2C $144.90).VJP To register your interest in a Phillip Island Nature Parks adventure, please contact Bridget McKernan at bridget@hchq.com.auAbout Phillip Island Nature ParksPhillip Island Nature Parks is a not-for-profit organisation. Revenue raised through ecotourism activities is invested into conservation, research and education activities.For more information, please visit www.penguins.org.aulast_img read more