May 29, 2021
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first_imgThe Department of Agriculture (DA)recently announced that the blood sample from incident reports of the suspectedswine disease from Rizal province sent for confirmatory Polymerase ChainReaction tests has tested positive for ASF. The Task Force ASF, according toLeornardia, has focused on disseminating information to all industry stakeholders,from the huge livestock growers down to the backyard hog raisers. They will also formulate a contingencyplan for a tighter prevention and control measures to ward off the deadly pigdisease. “This is to effectivelyaddress and devise measures to ensure the city against ASF,” the mayorsaid. BACOLOD City – The city governmenthere has activated a taskforce to prevent the dreaded African swine fever (ASF)from entering the metro. ASF is a highly contagious hemorrhagicviral disease of domestic and wild pigs that can easily spread from one farm toanother if not properly managed, thereby causing economic and productionlosses.center_img He added that there is a need totighten preventive measures to protect the hog industry and to prevent apossible economic loss should the ASF breaches the city. Leonardia chairs the task force, whichincludes quick response, quarantine, surveillance, information, education andcommunication, and legal teams. City Agriculture officer Atty. Goldwyn Nifrashas been named as vice-chairperson. Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued anExecutive Order (EO) No. 27 last week creating the “Task Force ASF” that willbe in the forefront of safeguarding the local swine industry. The provincial government of NegrosOccidental has created its own ASF task force to conduct a province-widemonitoring to prevent entry of ASF in various points of entries./PNlast_img read more

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first_imgThough her career with the Women of Troy is over, USC senior guard Ashley Corral has not stopped stroking the three ball.Corral claimed the State Farm College 3-Point Championship among a field of eight competitors at the Final Four in New Orleans on Thursday.As USC’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made, Corral fought through three rounds en route to a 20-11 victory over Louisville’s Becky Burke in the final round on live television.Sharp shooter · Senior guard Ashley Corral is USC’s all-time leader in 3-point baskets made in USC history, with 292 in the book. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanIn the championship round, Corral nailed four of five shots in the last rack to tie her first round score of 20.She was visibly pumped up throughout the competition, yelling “Let’s go!” to the buzzing crowd after hitting eight of her last 10 shots in the first round.After taking the women’s crown, Corral took on the men’s champion, John Shurna of Northwestern. Shurna came out on top, 24-14.At USC, Corral has 292 career 3-pointers in the book, which is the  most all-time at USC and second all-time in the Pac-12 Conference.She also has 466 assists, good for third all-time with the Women of Troy.After averaging a team-high 12.7 points per game in conference play and hitting 69 shots from beyond the arc, Corral was selected to the All-Pac-12 team for the third consecutive year.Despite holding the third seed in the conference, the Women of Troy fell to Washington State in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament and missed the cut for the NCAA Tournament and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament this year.last_img read more

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first_imgA DONEGAL man caught ‘diffing’ a car had his mother as the front seat passenger at the time.Gardaí observed a large plume of white smoke, risen by a Lexus car which was diffing on the road. The vehicle attempted to leave via a side road, but collided with an embankment. Sergeant Jim Collins said the car had temporarily launched sideways into the air as it collided before coming to a rest.Eunan O’Donnell (23) of Magherabuoy, Letterkenny was before Letterkenny District Court in connection with the incident on July 17, 2018.Gardaí questioned O’Donnell, the driver of the vehicle, whose mother was in the passenger seat.Solicitor for O’Donnell, Mr Kieran O’Gorman, said: “His mother asked him what diffing was and he was showing her.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the matter until the December 2 sitting of the court.‘Diffing’ man claims he was demonstrating for mother, who was passenger was last modified: November 7th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DiffingEunan O’DonnellJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

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first_imgThis week, the inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show took place at Pier59 Studios as part of New York Men’s Fashion Week.In partnership with Johnson & Johnson, the Blue Jacket Fashion Show benefited the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), founded by philanthropist and financier Michael Milken.The Blue Jacket Fashion Show brought together the fashion, entertainment, sports, healthcare and media worlds around a national platform to openly discuss men’s cancer issues, with an emphasis on prostate cancer. Coinciding with February’s Cancer Prevention Month and New York Men’s Fashion Week, the Blue Jacket Fashion Show included designers such as John Varvatos, Nick Graham, Joseph Abboud, Nicole Miller, Proper Cloth, Stephen F, Maggie Norris, Theory, Gustavo Moscoso, Craft Atlantic, Rag and Bone, Thom Browne and Haspel who used their creative talents to “reinvent” the traditional blue blazer.Those walking the runway wearing one-of-a-kind blue jackets included models, actors, athletes, members of the media and business titans. Among those who walked are: actor Mario Cantone, musician and model Ian Mellencamp, New York Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz, TV personality Carson Kressley, science educator and host of the forthcoming Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World Bill Nye, New York Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia, New York Post’s Richard Johnson, model Alex Lundqvist, and CNN Anchor Don Lemon. Following the show, all of the specially designed jackets modeled were included in a live auction, with proceeds going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, statistics show that prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America. It affects every one out of eight men at some point in their lifetimes. Every 3.3 minutes a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and millions of men and their families are fighting this disease on any given day across the globe.As the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson is committed to creating and bringing to market life-changing cancer therapies for the people who need them most. In addition to partnering with the Blue Jacket campaign to help raise awareness of prostate cancer prevention and treatment options, Johnson & Johnson has also committed to donating $1 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for every photo shared using the free Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo app. For every 30 photos that are shared, one hour of research and development for breakthrough cancer treatments will be funded.“Today, our work being done in precision oncology research is unprecedented with new discoveries happening daily,” said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, president and chief executive officer of PCF. “Our continually expanding global research enterprise brings together the brightest minds in prostate cancer research and other scientific areas to collaborate across borders and institutional lines. This team approach has sparked and accelerated innovative projects that deliver life-saving results and are bringing us closer than ever to a cure. We are very pleased to team with the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to help raise awareness and additional funding for prostate cancer research. Curing together, we can change the future for all cancer patients.”“As partners of the Blue Jacket Fashion Show, we have an important opportunity to continue our efforts to raise awareness of prostate cancer symptoms, prevention and treatment options,” said Joaquin Duato, Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson. “Johnson & Johnson and our Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have a strong history of innovation in prostate cancer, including investigational new medicines in our pipeline. We are also proud of our commitment of collaborating closely with healthcare systems, policymakers and advocates to ensure access to our medicines. Together, we can transform how cancer is treated so patients can experience more of life’s meaningful moments.”last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – Police have gotten two more illegal guns off the streets of Nassau in two separate incidents.    On Saturday around 7pm in Yellow Elder Gardens, acting on information, a Browning Pistol with four rounds of ammunition was found hidden in a stove.    No one was arrested for this discovery.On Augusta Street, near Bola Alley is where the second gun was found.    The #SelectiveEnforcementTeam was on routine patrol when they saw two suspicious men in an unfinished building.   The two men took off running when they spotted police, which led to a chase but Police were unable to catch the men.   In that building, a 9 millimeter handgun with 2 rounds of ammunition was found.In other police news, Mobile Officers arrested 13 people for dangerous drug possession, outstanding court warrants and 76 drivers were ticketed for traffic violations. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SelectiveEnforcementTeamlast_img read more

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first_img More information: Stabilizing Rabi oscillations in a superconducting qubit using quantum feedback, Nature, 490, 77–80 (04 October 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11505AbstractThe act of measurement bridges the quantum and classical worlds by projecting a superposition of possible states into a single (probabilistic) outcome. The timescale of this ‘instantaneous’ process can be stretched using weak measurements, such that it takes the form of a gradual random walk towards a final state. Remarkably, the interim measurement record is sufficient to continuously track and steer the quantum state using feedback. Here we implement quantum feedback control in a solid-state system, namely a superconducting quantum bit (qubit) coupled to a microwave cavity. A weak measurement of the qubit is implemented by probing the cavity with microwave photons, maintaining its average occupation at less than one photon. These photons are then directed to a high-bandwidth, quantum-noise-limited amplifier, which allows real-time monitoring of the state of the cavity (and, hence, that of the qubit) with high fidelity. We demonstrate quantum feedback control by inhibiting the decay of Rabi oscillations, allowing them to persist indefinitely. Such an ability permits the active suppression of decoherence and enables a method of quantum error correction based on weak continuous measurements. Other applications include quantum state stabilization, entanglement generation using measurement, state purification and adaptive measurements. 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. Journal information: Nature Physicists seek to quantify macroscopic quantum states Rabi oscillations and feedback. Credit: Nature, 490, 77–80 (04 October 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11505last_img read more

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first_imgThe Right to Information Act allows for a public authority to disclose records which are otherwise exempt from disclosure if public interest outweighs the harm protected.Activist Subhash Agrawal had sought from the Prime Minister’s Office the records related to the freedom fighter and leader of the Indian National Army to clarify the mystery surrounding his alleged death in a plane crash 70 years back.Agrawal had also asked for information of the steps taken by the top office to make such records public and the action taken on requests seeking such documents. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIBut toeing the line of the UPA government, the PMO had cited an exemption clause in the RTI Act which allows withholdnig of information that could prejudicially affect relations with a foreign country. The PMO, however, did not even give the names of the countries with which the relations may get affected once the said information is made public.When the first appeal was filed before a higher officer in the top office, the Appellate Authority, Krishan Kumar, had rejected the argument that public interest would be served through the disclosure of the documents related to Bose’s death.Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while campaigning for polls, had claimed that there was a larger public interest involved in the disclosure of the documents, but the PMO under Modi does not seem to be in agreement.last_img read more

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first_imgIn this Monsoon season Ustad Nishat Khan of the Seniya Gharana, with the tunes of Malhar, soaked the mind of the audience and forced them to stuck. Ustad Nishat Khan was presenting himself in the program ‘The Music of the monsoon – the magic of Malhar’ centered on Monsoon season in the fifth ‘Purnima Concert’ organized by Indira Gandhi National Center for Art (IGNCA). Youth Tabla player Ustad Amjad Khan was giving him accompaniment on tabla.IGNCA has been organizing music concert every month on the occasion of ‘Purnima’ (full moon), which was started by the singing program of Bombay Jayshree on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. Manjusha atil, Pandit Ronu Majumdar, Jayanti Kumaresh, Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, Artists like Pandit Sugata Nag, Samarjit Kumarasen have also given their musical presentations. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUstad Nishat Khan during his presentation said, “I look forward to this season so that I can play Malhar during this season. I am thankful to IGNCA as they called me for sitar playing in this program centered on monsoon and malhar.” In his presentation, Ustad Nishat Khan spelled the audience for about an hour. At the end, he concluded the event by raag bhatiyali.In the beginning of the program, well-known art critic Shailza Khanna enlightened the audience about ‘The Music of the monsoon – the magic of Malhar’. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Today this festival is centered on the Malhar raga played in the rainy season. The period of rainy season stays only for 40-45 days. In this way, it is also the best time to play the songs like Malhar.”On behalf of the Center Member secretary Dr Sachchidanand Joshi honored Ustad Nishat Khan and Ustad Amjad Khan.In addition to the young artists as well as the list of senior artists and artists of the country, the list also had prominent names like Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Ind u Sharma, Adnan Khan, Dr. Shyam Rastogi.last_img read more

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