NORMAN, Okla. — The Latest on the trial in Oklahoma’s lawsuit against drugmakers, blaming them for contributing to the nation’s opioid crisis (all times local):2:35 p.m.Drug companies being sued by the state of Oklahoma for fueling the state’s opioid addiction crisis say the products they manufactured were heavily regulated by state and federal agencies and addressed an important need for pain management.Attorneys for Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson delivered opening statements Tuesday in the nation’s first state trial against drugmakers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis.Janssen attorney Larry Ottaway told a Cleveland County judge that the company represents only a small part of a vast supply and distribution chain for opioid products that is extensively regulated by various federal agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says the powerful painkillers led to the “worst manmade public health crisis” in U.S. history.___10 a.m.The nation’s first state trial against drugmakers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis is underway in Oklahoma.Opening arguments started Tuesday with Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter saying powerful painkillers led to the “worst manmade public health crisis” in U.S. history.Drugmakers deny those claims.Lawyers for consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson and several subsidiaries are expected to start making their case later Tuesday. Two other pharmaceutical companies have settled with Oklahoma.The trial could bring to light documents and testimony that show what the companies knew, when they knew it and how they responded.The outcome could also shape negotiations on how to resolve the roughly 1,500 opioid lawsuits filed by state, local and tribal governments. Those have been consolidated before a federal judge in Ohio.The Associated Press
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — First oil has been pumped at the $14-billion Hebron offshore oil platform off Newfoundland and Labrador, officials with ExxonMobil Canada announced Tuesday.The company said the platform extracted its first oil on Monday at the Hebron field in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, located 350 kilometres southeast of St. John’s.“Our goal since the Hebron project was announced in 2008 was to safely achieve first oil in 2017,” company president Carman Mullins said.“Today we delivered on our commitment. Hebron is an engineering and construction marvel and thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can proudly say they helped design and build the platform.”Built at Bull Arm, the massive gravity-based platform is 230 metres high and weighs 750,000 tonnes. The structure was towed to the drilling site in early June and has begun production ahead of schedule.The Hebron oil field was discovered in 1980, and it’s estimated it will produce more than 700-million barrels of oil throughout the lifespan of the project.At peak rates the platform is expected to produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day and has a storage capacity of 1.2 million barrels of oil.During its production phase, Hebron is expected to generate millions in annual royalties and taxes for the cash-strapped province. It’s also expected to provide long-term employment for over 600 workers.The governing Liberals have said the project will generate more than $10 billion in royalties and benefits over the next 20 years — less than half the estimated $23 billion once hailed by the former Tory government.Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady said it was a “great day for the province” to have its second offshore oil project in operation in addition to Hibernia.In addition to ExxonMobil Canada, project partners include Chevron Canada, Suncor Energy, Statoil Canada and provincial Crown corporation Nalcor Energy with a 4.9 per cent equity stake.
The special lighting, which began on 23 June, aims to send a strong message of UN commitment to the battle against HIV/AIDS, while focusing attention on the special session. The large AIDS ribbon was inscribed on the building by using red plastic film, which was temporarily attached to 550 designated windows on both the east and west sides of the Secretariat building. The materials were provided by Alkit Digital Imaging of New York City, which helped to make the project possible by offering concessionary prices to the UN. The resulting image will be used on a special stamp issued early next year by the UN Postal Administration.This historic project was undertaken by the UN Department of Public Information and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), along with its seven co-sponsors, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.
“This constitutes a positive step towards ending cycles of deadly conflicts that have caused immense suffering to the Congolese people,” Mr. Ban said in a statement from his spokesperson.Talks between the M23 – mostly composed of soldiers who mutinied from the DRC national army in April last year – and the Government have been held in Kampala, Uganda, under the auspices of the Chairperson of the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, the Mediator, as well as Ugandan Defence Minister and Facilitator, Crispus Kiyonga.The deal, reached after weeks of stalled talks, was finalized last night in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, signed by President Museveni and President Joyce Banda of Malawi, the chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The agreements effectively end the Kampala Dialogue which aimed at reaching a final and principled agreement that ensures the disarmament and demobilization of the M23 and accountability for human rights abuses.“The DRC Government and M23 have respectively signed declarations reflecting the consensus reached during the Kampala Dialogue on steps necessary to end the armed activities of the M23,” towards long-term stability, reconciliation and development in the country, according to the joint ICGLR-SADC (Southern African Development Community) final communique. Under the outcome documents, former rebels are entitled to amnesty for rebelling, but are not granted immunity to alleged perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, or gross violations of human rights.Both sides also agreed on the following: the release of prisoners; the end of M23 as a rebel movement and the possibility to establish itself as a political party; and the return of extorted and looted properties during the M23’s brief occupation of Goma in November 2012.The two declarations also include provisions for the return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their homes. In the past year alone, the fighting has displaced more than 100,000 people, exacerbating an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region which includes 2.6 million internally displaced persons and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid.In his statement, Mr. Ban “urges the parties to begin implementation without delay and to fully respect their commitments,” the spokesperson said. Meanwhile, the joint communique calls on international partners, particularly the UN and the African Union (AU) “to work together and provide support and resources to the Government of the DRC for the implementation of the commitments.” Turning to the wider instability in the country, Mr. Ban called on all other armed groups in the country – which include the Mayi Mayi, the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR), the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (NALU) and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) – to “lay down their weapons and pursue their objectives through peaceful political means,” the spokesperson said.Mr. Ban said that he hoped that the DRC and its neighbours will build on the latest positive developments to address the root causes of instability in the eastern part of the country.Those plans include the implementation of an 11-nation Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the region signed earlier this year under UN auspices as a comprehensive approach to sustainable peace in the region.The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson, has been building support for the framework which she has dubbed ‘the framework of hope.’Mrs. Robinson has led a group of Special Envoys, which includes Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the DRC, as well as United States Special Envoy Russ Feingold, African Union Special Representative, Boubacar Diarra and the European Union Senior Coordinator Koen Vervaeke.
Then-redshirt-sophomore tight end Nick Vannett (81) advances the ball during a game against Purdue Nov. 2 at Ross-Ade Stadium. OSU won, 56-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorA tight end has to be an offensive lineman who can catch like a receiver. Or is it a wide receiver who can block like one of the big uglies?Often, players who play the tight end position exhibit a little of both sets of skills needed to succeed and excel in one area, but the Ohio State football team might just have two players who excel at it all.“I’ll take our two tight ends (senior Jeff Heuerman and redshirt-junior Nick Vannett) over anyone in America,” coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday at a fundraiser luncheon.Heuerman is the starter at tight end, but he’s currently out for the remainder of spring practice after having foot surgery.Vannett said the two tight ends have always pushed each other to improve, and now, with Heuerman gone, he is trying to keep that trend up and potentially win the starting spot.“Over the years, we always pushed each other to be great, challenge each other in practice,” Vannett said. “It kind of hurts not having him out here, but someone’s got to step up. I kind of took the challenge upon myself to go out and get better.”Meyer said he has noticed the improvement in Vannett, who only recorded eight catches and a touchdown last season, calling him “one of the two or three most improved players on the team.”Tight ends coach Tim Hinton said he has seen Vannett play well in the spring, especially in the absence of Heuerman.“Nick’s had a phenomenal spring so far, and obviously getting a few more reps (now) that Jeff’s a little nicked up,” Hinton said April 3. “Each of those reps are opportunities to get better and improve … He was able to make a lot of plays today and he’s more physical at the point of attack in blocking. He’s doing a great job of managing the X’s and O’s. Boy, he’s having a great spring.”The Buckeyes are returning one of the nation’s top offenses from 2013, after finishing seventh in the country with an average of 511.9 yards per game. But with a lot of turnover, losing six starters including wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown and running back Carlos Hyde, the Buckeyes will be looking for new players to step up.That’s where the tight ends come in, Vannett said.“We’re still finding our identity right now,” Vannett said. “When you lose guys like ‘Philly’ Brown and Jordan Hall and Carlos Hyde, it’s hard to replace those guys. But me and Jeff, we’re trying to step up and be that key, that go-to guy. Before he got hurt I thought we were doing a really good job and we’ve just got to keep pushing it.”With this being his fourth season in the program, Vannett said he has realized the time to become a leader and grow as a player is now.“Being a junior, it’s time to mature,” Vannett said. “You’ve got to watch a little more film, you’ve got to understand defenses better and I’ve got two more years after this so if I don’t do it now, when am I going to do it? Just really taking it as a serious job and just going out there and doing what I’ve got to do, helping others out and doing what I have to, to be successful.”If Vannett wants to prove his worth and increase his playing time in 2014, whether it be as the lone tight end or in a two tight end set, his time in spring without Heuerman is running out. Spring practice concludes Thursday, with the annual spring game taking place at noon Saturday at Ohio Stadium.But he was quick to add that although Heuerman is gone for the time being, he has to grow on his own to reach his lofty goals.“Most of it’s just internal for me. I want the best for myself,” Vannett said. “I’m a competitive person and my goals are, I want to be the best tight end that goes through Ohio State and that’s just the pride I have in myself. Every time I come out on the field, I want to get better at one area of my game and also just help out the offense.”The regular seasons kicks off Aug. 30 at noon against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Thames Valley Police confiscated £236,000 from him despite being cleared after he failed to explain where the money had come from. Mari Van Gerwen was jailed for 17 yearsCredit:National Crime Agency Judge Rupert Lowe told him he had used his horse business as a cover for the smuggling operation, expecting to get substantial sums of money. He added: “That is an extremely expensive occupation, notwithstanding the sponsorship and prize money and the returns of the rising school and horse-trading business.”I am confident that at least part of your motivation of you becoming involved was to further the cause of her very expensive career at the highest level.”Jody, who attended every day of the trial and gave evidence for the defence, heard the judge tell her she was an innocent victim of her father’s drug dealing.Judge Lower added: “I don’t imagine for a moment that he let her know what he was doing. She has been an innocent victim and she will suffer for this.” The horsebox used by Mari Van GerwenCredit:National Crime Agency Cash found in the possession of Mari Van GerwenCredit:National Crime Agency But Canterbury Crown Court heard that officers were suspicious and began searching a special compartment, where they discovered 50 kilos of the Class A drug. It had a street value of £3.96 million,Van Gerwen denied all knowledge of the drugs and claimed the purpose of his journey was to deliver the horses to a female associate in Bracknell.Following his arrest in Dover, Dutch Police raided Van Gerwen’s house in Limbricht, the Netherlands, and seized 270,000 euros.He was found guilty on Wednesday of importing class A drugs and jailed for 17 years. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. He said: “I accept you run a legitimate horse trading business and you spend a good deal of your time running a riding school and assisting his daughter’s career.”You were convicted by a jury in a very short space of time of importing 50 kilos of cocaine. I am confident that you were not the boss of this enterprise but a courier and you got involved in order to make money.”This trial took place against a background of the very successful career of your daughter Jody as an international showjumper.” Van Gerwen faced a similar charge at Reading Crown Court 18 months ago, but was acquitted by a jury. A showjumper’s father smuggled £4 million of cocaine into Britain inside a horsebox to fund his daughter’s career, a court heard.International showjumper Jody Van Gerwen, 27, cried as her 52-year-old father Mari was jailed for 17 years.The Dutch horse dealer and former showjumper, who has his own stables and training centre, claimed he had been forced to smuggle the Class A drugs into the country.In July last year, he arrived at the freight lanes at Dover Eastern Docks with two horses in a horsebox.He told Border Force officials the horses were not for jumping or racing and that he was heading to Bracknell, Berkshire, with 5,000 euros. Jody Van Gerwen is an international showjumper
The Boards of Directors of NIBA-The Belting Association and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) announce the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit to be held in the fall of 2017. The leaderships of both associations have dedicated much effort in designing a program that they say “will continue to provide the exceptional experience already enjoyed at each organisation’s current annual meeting as well as bring enhanced benefits that are only possible through a joint conference.With the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit, members of both associations can look forward to:Enriched networking opportunitiesNIBA and PTDA have been in existence for many years and have strong membership attendance at the annual meetings. A joint meeting will offer members more opportunities to connect with new people who have new ideas to share.Enhanced educational contentSecuring top calibre speakers with relevant content, providing takeaway value for all attendees at all management levels, is possible because of the combined budgets and volunteer expertise of both associations.Minimised conflicts and reduced multiple meeting attendance costs for shared membersOne joint meeting will reduce time out of the office and costs (both registration and travel) for those companies that are members of NIBA and PTDA.PTDA President Ken Miko, Director of Category Management and Strategic Accounts for BDI, believes the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will bring membership innovative new ideas. Miko notes, “We set out to create an event that is truly a joint event—that is, maximising the opportunities for members of both associations to meet and discuss their businesses.”NIBA President Tom Wujek, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Flexco, agrees. “We took the best practices from each organisation’s annual meeting and crafted a conference that elevates networking and education to a whole new level,” says Wujek.The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will:“• Focus on getting business done. Both associations pride themselves on hosting an annual meeting where the business of product-specific industrial distribution is the reason for attending. The compact schedule will offer opportunities for discussing business in both formal and informal settingsIncrease the efficiency of doing business. One of the top advantages in attending the current NIBA Annual Convention and PTDA Industry Summit is the ability to meet with distributors and manufacturers in one location. With the combined attendance of both associations’ members, the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit amplifies this advantage by bringing more potential partners togetherCombine the product focus of the NIBA Convention Expo with the management meetings of PTDA’s Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (MD-IDEX). Participants from every level of a member company’s management team—from the CEO to the branch manager—will derive value from this new hybrid experienceOffer each association a chance to highlight the programs and services developed to improve members’ business processes, training programs and business development initiatives.”A joint planning committee consisting of members from both associations—supported by the staff of each association—will be appointed to design the event.NIBA-The Belting Association is a voluntary association of individuals and organisations who have joined together to further the interests of all fabricators, distributors and manufacturers of belting and related products.The mission of NIBA-The Belting Association is to promote the common business interests of all distributor/fabricators and manufacturers of conveyor and flat power transmission belting and material that enhances/changes belt.
Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Recommended for you Related Items:governor peter beckingham, house of assembly, parliament, pnp, premier rufus ewing TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech 11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Mar 2015 – The House of Assembly in an all-day debate, but not before parliament was officially reopened with the Speech from the Throne which was delivered by the Queen’s representative in the islands, His Excellency, Governor Peter Beckingham. The speech which is prepared by the governing party and more specifically is coming from the Premier is an overview of intentions for this new legislative period. The Rufus Ewing led administration explained that next year being an election year has nothing to do with the plan to now rapidly complete PNP Manifesto promises. “Mr. Speaker, the creation of jobs through public and private sector infrastructure development projects, creation of an Invest Turks and Caicos Agency with an SME programme facilitating the development of local businesses, the continued reduction in the taxation burden and the increase in minimum wage are all strategic policies, to which we are committed, that will ensure economic growth and development and the empowerment of Turks and Caicos Islanders.”No accident, that tourism in 2014 grew by 24% or 400,000 guests for the calendar year and the government says it will make the public sector work environment more equitable for Islanders and will spend $9 million on pay increases for the sector. The Investment Unit is also announced to create policies and programs to support Small and Medium size businesses and the PNP Administration says the people ought to expect a strong effort to ensure country is getting value for money with the TCI hospitals contract. Other key areas of focus during the Speech from the Throne: development in education and the promise to have enough seats for students; more scholarships so islanders can have at least a first year degree and public sector training. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The commission evaluating the structure and size of the Army is considering the possibility of multi-component aviation units that include both regular Army and reserve personnel, partly as a way to embrace the “Total Army” concept.The National Commission on the Future of the Army’s aviation subcommittee is studying the Army’s controversial plan to move the National Guard’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to the service’s active component.The subcommittee — led by Commissioner Robert Hale, the former DOD comptroller — is looking not just at force structure options but also at “organizational options,” including ways the Army could make greater use of multi-component units, Hale told Defense News.“By multi-component I mean organizations that have one part of the regular Army and one from the reserve components,” Hale explained.He cited the Air Force’s reserve-associate concept — in which reserve components and the regular Air Force share aircraft — as one possible model, but said that approach likely couldn’t be applied in the Army because in many cases all pilots are assigned their own helicopter.“But there may be other approaches that would work in terms of greater use of multi-component, forward-deployed units and I think they are worth looking at,” Hale said. Such an approach would help achieve the “Total Army” concept, which calls for more closely integrating active and reserve components, according to the story.The subcommittee, however, has not reached any final decisions on either the force structure or the organizational issues, “but I think we are making good progress,” Hale said.The commission is looking at the structure and size of the Army, determining the proper mix between the active and reserve components, and assessing how government policies will affect mission requirements. Its final report to Congress is due Feb. 1, 2016.Last week, Commission Chairman Carter Ham, a retired Army general, said the commission is on track “perhaps just barely” to meet its reporting deadline.
About one-third of Army and Air Force infrastructure is excess to those services’ needs, according to a broad capacity analysis released by the Defense Department.Overall, 22 percent of the department’s capacity is excess; only 7 percent of the Navy’s infrastructure is unneeded.The parametric analysis compares various facility measures to changes in force structure, using 1989 as a baseline. The estimates are based on projected force levels in fiscal 2019. Because DOD had a significant amount of excess in 1989, the results of the analysis are conservative, according to the report. The analysis is not designed to determine whether any particular base has excess capacity, it emphasized.The results also can’t be used to predict the scope of closures in a future BRAC round, it said.“While 22 percent excess is substantial, the results of this analysis cannot be used to project the potential size of BRAC closures broadly, nor can the excess in any category of installation be used to project the likelihood of an installation closing,” according to the report.Past base closure rounds have reduced plant replacement value by an average of 5 percent.The most striking figures in the report are the estimates by installation category, with the results ranging from no increase — beyond the 1989 baseline — to levels of excess capacity above 50 percent. Estimates of excess capacity by installation category for the Army include:administration — 29 percentdepots — no increasearsenals/industrial manufacturing — 36major training active — 2major training reserve — 53maneuver — 42schools — 44test and evaluation/labs — 46Army total — 33Estimates of excess capacity by installation category for the Air Force include:depots — 1 percenteducation and training (parking apron space) — 7education and training (classroom space) — 53large aircraft — 36small aircraft — 43product centers, labs and test & evaluation — 14Air Force Reserve — 24Air National Guard — 24Air Force total — 32Estimates of excess capacity by installation category for the Navy include:naval bases — 22 percentMarine Corps bases — 27air stations — no increaseaviation maintenance — 13depot maintenance, Marine Corps — 9shipyards — no increaseresearch, development, test & evaluation — no increasetraining air stations — no increaseNavy total — 7The Defense Logistics Agency’s distribution depots have an estimated 14 percent excess infrastructure. The analysis found no increase in excess space since 1989 in the agency’s supply centers. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Stay on target Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!Previously on Game of the Year, we talked about the Flash gaming website/internet art collective Newgrounds. We lamented the loss of the crass but creative youthful energy that crackled throughout the site in the early 2000s. So we’re always excited to recognize that style surface in new games. I don’t know if S#!T On Your Friends was directly inspired by Newgrounds, but a game about *extreme Triumph the Insult Comic Dog voice* poop-based local multiplayer combat would have been right at home on the site, making it a Game of the Year.Don’t let the title and its CBS-style half-assed censorship fool you. In S#!T On Your Friends, you shit on your friends. But instead of being some Human Centipede-esque exercise in shared misery, SOYF wants you to literally weaponize your waste against others to achieve the relative dignity of victory in pursuit of this gastrointestinal goal.The result is a quick and dynamic competitive local multiplayer game, a genre we’ve been glad to see return with indie hits like Towerfall and Nidhogg and Samurai Gunn. Players fly their regular, fiber-loving characters around the Smash Bros.-style open stages trying to drop their droppings on each other. Actually, that’s not quite accurate. Poop functions more like bullets players can aim. In fact, the only direction it seems you can’t really fire out of is your behind, which might be the funniest part of the game’s design. Food power-ups change how your bodily projectiles behave, like bullet-expanding bread and explosive broccoli.The standard game mode has players whittling down each other’s’ health bars one bathroom blast at a time. But a handful of other clever modes give the admittedly one-note premise a little more replay value. One-hit kills makes matches as tense as looking for a toilet when you really need one. But my favorite is a mode is one in which each successful hit increases the weight of your opponent, making it harder for them to jump, avoid obstacles, and stay ahead of the scrolling stage pushing them to their disgusting doom.Still, S#!T On Your Friends’ main selling point is right in the name, the scatological glee of aggressive virtual pooping. Loading screens are filled with fecal facts. The game’s art style, with happy and innocent Kirby-esque cartoon designs and bright pastel colors and poppy music, humorously contrast with the dirty subject matter of pooping on your pals.Again, it’s totally something that would have made complete sense as a free game on Newgrounds in 2003, even though it’s a $10 game on Steam in 2017. It’s in the same family of adorably gross games like Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. Isaac himself is even a playable character, alongside real-life human man Greg Miller of Kinda Funny smiling and running around on all fours for some disturbing reason.If I’m going to play a game about doing obscene things to my friends, I’ll probably play Mount Your Friends. And if I’m going to play a game about shitting, I’ll probably play Don’t Shit Your Pants. But S#!T On Your Friends cleanly combines the two for a pleasant enough multiplayer diversion. It delivers on the promise of the name, which is Game of the Year-worthy.Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year!View as: One Page Slides1/51. S#!T On Your Friends is about pooping on your pals, really.2. Navigate colorful levels to land more stinky shots than your opponent.3. Choose between characters that are as cheery as they are regular. 4. Play as guest characters like Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller.5. There are multiple game modes, but the core gastrointestinal goal remains the same. It’s right in the name.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Citation: Researchers produce the first experimental pulse-generation of a single electron—a leviton (2013, October 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-experimental-pulse-generation-electrona-leviton.html More information: Minimal-excitation states for electron quantum optics using levitons, Nature (2013) DOI: 10.1038/nature12713AbstractThe on-demand generation of pure quantum excitations is important for the operation of quantum systems, but it is particularly difficult for a system of fermions. This is because any perturbation affects all states below the Fermi energy, resulting in a complex superposition of particle and hole excitations. However, it was predicted nearly 20 years ago that a Lorentzian time-dependent potential with quantized flux generates a minimal excitation with only one particle and no hole. Here we report that such quasiparticles (hereafter termed levitons) can be generated on demand in a conductor by applying voltage pulses to a contact. Partitioning the excitations with an electronic beam splitter generates a current noise that we use to measure their number. Minimal-excitation states are observed for Lorentzian pulses, whereas for other pulse shapes there are significant contributions from holes. Further identification of levitons is provided in the energy domain with shot-noise spectroscopy, and in the time domain with electronic Hong–Ou–Mandel noise correlations. The latter, obtained by colliding synchronized levitons on a beam splitter, exemplifies the potential use of levitons for quantum information: using linear electron quantum optics in ballistic conductors, it is possible to imagine flying-qubit operation in which the Fermi statistics are exploited to entangle synchronized electrons emitted by distinct sources. Compared with electron sources based on quantum dots, the generation of levitons does not require delicate nanolithography, considerably simplifying the circuitry for scalability. Levitons are not limited to carrying a single charge, and so in a broader context n-particle levitons could find application in the study of full electron counting statistics. But they can also carry a fraction of charge if they are implemented in Luttinger liquids3 or in fractional quantum Hall edge channels; this allows the study of Abelian and non-Abelian quasiparticles in the time domain. Finally, the generation technique could be applied to cold atomic gases, leading to the possibility of atomic levitons. How the alphabet of data processing is growing: Research team generates flying ‘qubits’ (Phys.org) —A team of researchers in France has produced the first experimental pulse-generation of a single electron—they’ve named it a leviton, in honor of physicist Leonid Levitov and its resemblance to a soliton. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they caused the leviton to come about and how it might be used in future applications. © 2013 Phys.org Single-particle leviton: schematic picture of the wavefunction in the time and energy domains. Credit: Nature (2013) doi:10.1038/nature12713 Seventeen years ago, Levitov and colleagues suggested that if a voltage was applied to a nanocircuit and varied over time according to the mathematical expression of a Lorentzian distribution, it should be possible to excite a single electron peak in a sea of electrons. In this new effort, the researchers in France have proved the theory to be true and in the process have opened the door to a whole new subfield of physics involving the use of quantum excitations.The researchers achieved their goal by building a nanocircuit, which was essentially a nanoscale electrode, to create what is known as a Fermi sea—where electrons are held in a tiny device. They then cooled the circuit to near absolute zero and then applied voltage that varied in time to stir up the electrons—creating chaotic peaks and valleys. Adjusting the time variations to fit the Lorentzian distribution allowed for creating just one single peak—the long sought after leviton. The researchers compare their experiment to a tub of water, stirring causes chaotic waves to form, adding more water (electrons) causes the water level to rise, while letting some out similarly causes the level to fall. But, if the water is stirred in just the right way, as Scottish engineer John Scot Russell observed back in the late 1800’s, a soliton can form—a tsunami type wave where the energy in it is not dispersed as it moves across the surface.This is not the first time single-electron excitations have been caused to come about, but it is the first time it’s been done without having to resort to building a special nanostructure. Because of that, the researchers say, it now appears possible to scale up such a circuit to allow for building larger systems that could conceivable carry quantum information. Explore further Journal information: Nature 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.
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Would you board a flight to ‘hell’ on flight 666 on Friday the 13th? Share Posted by Tags: Finnair, LOL Monday, January 16, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> HELSINKI — Boarding a flight to hell is worrisome enough, but one that departs on flight 666 on Friday the 13th seems extra ominous, indeed.This is exactly what happened last Friday with Finnair flight from Copenhagen, Denmark, bound for Helsinki, Finland (HEL). The regularly scheduled flight, which lasts approximately 90 minutes, had the unfortunate coincidence of departing on the unlucky day of Friday the 13th with the flight number 666.This ‘perfect storm’ of coincidences was enough to elicit shock and even jealousy on social media. One person sarcastically asked if black cats and broken mirrors were being stored in cargo, while another said he would have loved to have been on this flight, precisely for its ominous factor.Despite the seemingly unlucky circumstances, flight 666 bound for HEL arrived safe and sound. Thank heavens. Travelweek Group
Egypt’s minister of trade and industry has given the green light for its end of a Cyprus-Egypt business association to go ahead even though an agreement to set it up was made in 2001.Aly Basha, commercial counselor at the Egyptian embassy in Nicosia told the Cyprus Mail that he had initiated the move to ensure the association could finally get off the ground.The Egyptian delegation to the association will be headed by Saeed Ahmed, the chairman of Nile Linen Group, one of the leading Egyptian manufacturers of home textiles. The head of the Cypriot side in the association is Andreas Christofides, managing director of KPMG Cyprus.The association aims to further boost trade and investment between Egypt and Cyprus, which have been stepped up in recent years, particularly in the energy field.Basha hailed the decision of the Egyptian ministry to green-light the effort and said he would start talks with both sides to hold the first joint meeting of the association before the end of the year.“Taking this decision now on the part of Egypt reflects how strong, and how much potential our commercial relations have,” he said. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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