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Enhanced contact tracing needed on both sides of border – GP

By on May 25, 2021

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Twitter Google+ By News Highland – October 20, 2020 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Enhanced contact tracing needed on both sides of border – GP A GP says the first covid lockdown was inevitable, the second unfortunate and if there’s a third it will be unforgivable.Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail says the inability to contact trace is [proving a major issue, and that must be addressed.He says we need to dramatically expand the contact tracing system. and include cross border tracing…….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/19otuathail-virus-add-alt-clip-tl-.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebookcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Previous articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries on Tuesday October 20thNext articleCMO backs fines, saying Level 5 compliance is vital News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

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Russia, UK, USA and France to Hold FRUKUS-2012

By on May 4, 2021

first_img Training & Education View post tag: FRUKUS-2012 View post tag: Navy June 25, 2012 The FRUKUS-2012 four-lateral naval exercise will take place in the Baltic Sea since June 24 through July 1…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, June 25, 2012; Image: warisboring View post tag: UK View post tag: News by topic View post tag: hold Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia, UK, USA and France to Hold FRUKUS-2012 View post tag: Russia View post tag: usa View post tag: Naval View post tag: France Russia, UK, USA and France to Hold FRUKUS-2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

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Delta and Korean move to deepen trans-Pac ties

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgDelta Air Lines and Korean Air are the latest carriers to propose a trans-Pacific alliance that will allow them to share costs and revenues as well as coordinate schedules.The airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to implement a joint venture arrangement that would give their customers have access to a combined network serving more than 290 destinations.They argue that the deal, which is still subject to regulatory approval, would increase travel choices and boost competition between the US and Asia.  The deal would see reciprocal frequent flyer benefits in which customers of both airlines would have the ability to earn and redeem miles on Delta’s Sky Miles and Korean Air’s SKYPASS programs.It would see expanded codesharing, joint growth in the trans-Pacific market and the co-location of services at key hubs. Delta plans to launch a non-stop Atlanta-Seoul service this year to complement Korean’s existing service.”This agreement deepens our longstanding partnership with Korean Air and will provide the global access and seamless service our customers demand,” Delta chief executive Ed Bastian said in a statement. “We look forward to providing customers of both carriers with industry-leading service between the U.S. and Asia.”Korean said it would continue to expand US-Korea network this summer with the introduction of a third return service between Los Angeles and Seoul as well as a second flight between the South Korean capital and San Francisco.“This joint venture will benefit our customers by providing more convenient connection schedules and widen their opportunities in earning mileages,” Korean Air chief executive Yang Ho Cho said. “With this agreement, we will reinforce Incheon airport’s position as a major international hub in North East Asia and support the growth of Korea’s aviation industry.”These kinds of alliances are becoming more common across the Pacific.Delta already has an alliance with Virgin Australia and American Airlines this week agreed to buy a $US200m stake in China Southern Airlines that involves codesharing.American and Qantas are also trying to resurrect a trans-Pacific alliance that was rejected by US regulators.last_img read more

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Pak cricket fans enter India to watch Mohali semi-final

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgPakistan fans cheer at Wagah-Attari border.Cricket lovers from Pakistan who were lucky enough to get tickets to the ICC World Cup semi-final match in Mohali on Wednesday started arriving in India through the Wagah-Attari border on Monday. Headlines Today was present at the border as the cricket crazy people from the neighbouring country entered India. Most of the fans said while they understood the tension involving the match, they hoped it would be played in a spirit of friendship. Pakistani cricket fan Mohammed Abbas said, “I hope both teams put up a good show. I believe that this is the actual World Cup final between India and Pakistan. Both teams are balanced. I am also excited that three Asian teams are in the semi-finals.” The excitement was palpable as the cricket fans looked forward to an epic contest. They however said that they were also ready to accept the result with true sportsmanship. Pakistani fan Sheena said, “Everyone is very excited. I think we should maintain our cordial relations. Victory or defeat is at the will of the God but I obviously want my country to win.” Among the Pakistani cricket lovers there were even fans of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. They were expecting a high adrenaline match, especially after the mind game started by Pak skipper Shahid Afridi. They were also well aware of the political importance of the match as it is going to be the first India-Pakistan match being played on Indian soil after 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai. “I hope it will be a good and friendly match. More importantly, the people of both the countries should enjoy it. Victory or defeat is not much of an issue. Everybody is very excited and Wednesday is a public holiday in Pakistan,” said Romana Tanwir.advertisementlast_img read more

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Shane Warne backs out from coaching team India

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first_imgA day after he put his hat in the ring to replace outgoing Indian coach Gary Kirsten, former Australian bowler Shane Warne has now backed out from coaching Team India. The legendary leg-spinner has done a remarkable volte-face, ruling out any association with the Indian team in the near future. Speaking exclusively to Headlines Today, Warne has confirmed that he does not intend to coach India. Warne emphaised it would be difficult for anyone to emulate Kirsten’s hugely successful tenure, but made it clear ‘It cannot be him’. “Whosoever becomes the next coach will have to fill in big shoes. Gary has done a fabulous job. But it is not going to be me,” said warne. Interestingly, Indian captain M.S Dhoni too stopped short of ruling Warne out from the list of potential contenders stating, with Gary having set a high benchmark, the next coach will have big shoes to fill.  Kirsten’s successful behind-the-scenes approach worked wonders with Team India and after the nightmarish experience with former Australian captain Greg Chappell, Dhoni & Co will understandably be apprehensive of brining in a flamboyant character to coach them in the difficult season ahead. On Sachin Tendulkar and cricket Warne was effusive in his praise for Sachin Tendukar, who realised his World Cup dream on Saturday, saying, he is ‘the best batsman that I have played against’. Asked to speak on his statement about ‘Sachin giving me nightmare’ after Australia’s 1998 Test series in India, Warne said, it was ‘a tongue in cheek remark’.   What keeps him going? “I love cricket. It’s my passion,” said the leg-spinner. On playing in the IPL, Warne said, “I enjoy captaining the Jaipur team.” On his colourful life outside the playground, Warne said, “I may not have been the best husband but I have been the best father.”advertisementlast_img read more

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Commerce Minister Calls for Small Business to Formalize Operations

By on October 24, 2019

first_imgStory Highlights The policy is about “applying resources in a manner that is designed to have the real impact” on business growth and development. Minister of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has called on small business owners to formalize their operations to benefit from offerings under the new Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Entrepreneurship Policy.The Minister was addressing a recent Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) head office in Kingston.He noted that the policy is not about “finding a way to give more money”, but “applying resources in a manner that is designed to have the real impact” on business growth and development.As such, he said, persons will benefit from training and guidance in areas such as product development, marketing, and incentives such as tax breaks during the infancy stage of the business.“Before you go to the bank and start asking for money, what you need is some training, exposure, and critical intervention from entities like the DBJ (Development of Bank of Jamaica) and others, who can intervene and talk to you about the feasibility of your business, marketing, and product differentiation,” Minister Hylton said.The MSME Policy seeks to implement a structured and sustainable programme to provide training to MSMEs through public-private partnerships in key areas such as: business planning, cash flow projections, management, book-keeping, inventory management, protection of intellectual property, standards, and market penetration. Small business owners urged to formalize their operations to benefit from offerings under the new MSME Entrepreneurship Policy. The MSME Policy seeks to implement a structured and sustainable programme to provide training to MSMEs.last_img read more

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Government Taking Aggressive Steps to Promote Development of Downtown Kingston

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first_img The Government of Jamaica is taking more dynamic, innovative and aggressive steps to promote and encourage the greater development of Downtown Kingston.According to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the Government has a clear and strategic plan to transform the skyline of Downtown Kingston to become the pearl of the Antilles.“The UDC has several projects for Downtown Kingston including apartment buildings, office buildings, parking facilities and cultural and entertainment facilities and then of course you would have heard as well about the Government circle project and then you would have heard the Minister of National Security also speak about the police plaza where we’ve identified the lands for that. I looked at some amazing architectural designs that is in place and the list of projects that I’ve seen would be about 15 major construction projects slated for Kingston and St. Andrew”, said Prime Minister Holness.The Prime Minister was speaking at the official opening of the new Grace Kennedy Headquarters on Wednesday, May 29, Harbour Street, DowntownWhile lauding the Grace Kennedy Group for its commitment to remain and develop downtown Kingston, the Prime Minister outlined that the Government already has policy incentives in place for tax incentives to promote further construction in the area.“The Government is going to be very aggressive in encouraging and promoting further developments like this. We already have incentive policies in place with the tax incentives for construction in this area (Downtown). We want to see more companies take advantage of it, ” noted Prime Minister Holness.In the meantime, the Prime Minister made clear that the Government is cognizant of the major infrastructure work that needs to be completed to transform the city.In that regard, he outlined that the necessary budgetary allocations will be made to facilitate the transformation.“The necessary utility infrastructure, sewage and water in particular – sewage along this stretch, that investment will be made, we have already scoped it, we know what the cost is and it will be programmed in budgets to come. We’re making the necessary provisions to bring water into this area and we have already made the budgetary provisions for those – so the government is going to put in place everything to make sure when you decide to build you are well facilitated”, stated Prime Minister Holness. The Government of Jamaica is taking more dynamic, innovative and aggressive steps to promote and encourage the greater development of Downtown Kingston. According to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the Government has a clear and strategic plan to transform the skyline of Downtown Kingston to become the pearl of the Antilles. Story Highlights “The UDC has several projects for Downtown Kingston including apartment buildings, office buildings, parking facilities and cultural and entertainment facilities and then of course you would have heard as well about the Government circle project and then you would have heard the Minister of National Security also speak about the police plaza where we’ve identified the lands for that. I looked at some amazing architectural designs that is in place and the list of projects that I’ve seen would be about 15 major construction projects slated for Kingston and St. Andrew”, said Prime Minister Holness.last_img read more

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Mayonnaise effect explains breakdown of 1929 viscosity equation

By on August 31, 2019

center_img Citation: ‘Mayonnaise effect’ explains breakdown of 1929 viscosity equation (2018, January 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-mayonnaise-effect-breakdown-viscosity-equation.html The 1929 Jones-Dole equation, which accurately predicts viscosity changes in solutions at lower concentrations, breaks down at higher concentrations (above 1 Molar) like those present in syrup and mayonnaise. So far, the rapid increase in viscosity at high concentrations has not been explained by either a mathematical expression or a microscopic physical theory.Now in a new study, Klaas Wynne, a professor of chemical physics at the University of Glasgow, has proposed what he calls the “mayonnaise effect” to explain the dramatic increase in viscosity that occurs not just in mayonnaise, but in all highly concentrated solutions. His results are published in a recent issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.”The ‘mayonnaise effect’ is a lovely simple little idea that has much wider applicability: in any case in which a liquid is structured in some way, the viscosity will increase nonlinearly due to the presence of a virtual jamming transition at a very high concentration,” Wynne told Phys.org. “Therefore, the mayonnaise effect also applies to the intrinsic structuring in room-temperature ionic liquids, in deep eutectic solvents, concentration fluctuations near critical points, and of course liquid mixtures including mayonnaise. The mayonnaise effect applies to all solutions and liquid mixtures, and is therefore very widely applicable.” In his paper, Wynne explains how the jamming transition occurs. When a solute containing ions is added to a solution, the liquid molecules (for example, water) form clusters around the ions. At a critical concentration, the motion of the ion/liquid clusters freezes or jams. As Wynne explains, the approach of this jamming transition marks the changeover from the regime described by the Jones-Dole equation to a regime in which viscosity increases much more rapidly. The mayonnaise effect, then, is an example of a colligative property, meaning it depends primarily on the concentration of the solute rather than on the solute’s chemical or physical properties.To mathematically describe the dependence of viscosity on concentration, Wynne has proposed modifications to the Jones-Dole equation, motivated by the Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann equation that describes the viscosity of supercooled liquids and glasses as they approach the critical glass transition temperature. Wynne showed that the new modified equation provides a good fit for much of the previously published viscosity data, other than a few expected outliers. The results reveal a connection between glass formation and mayonnaise formation, as in both cases viscosity depends on concentration in a similar fashion.In the future, Wynne plans to further investigate the implications of the mayonnaise effect.”I’m currently hugely interested in the physical manipulation of phase transitions such as demixing of liquids and nucleation of crystals in which the mayonnaise effect plays an important role,” Wynne said. In the mayonnaise effect, a jamming transition occurs when a large amount of solute is added to a solution. At a critical solute concentration, the motion of the ion/liquid clusters freezes or jams, which causes the viscosity to dramatically increase. Credit: Wynne. ©2017 American Chemical Society Unusual thermal convection in a well-mixed fluidlast_img read more

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