So are they getting it right? An expert’s view…On 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. We enlisted the help of Feng Shui consultant Lesley Lauren Carrington to assessthe Bluewater Quiet Room and Clark Levy’s ‘below stairs area’. She used aChinese compass to measure the ‘elemental properties’ of the roomsBluewater”The spiral leading into the room is inviting, you find that you wantto follow and see where it leads. The circular shape of the room is brilliantand the stones are wonderful, but the room is only making use of about 10 percent of its potential. I understand that the lilac colour used in the room isconsidered in Western thinking to be a colour expressing spirituality. Butlilac is a mixture of red and blue – red is fire and blue is water – they areactually cancelling out each other.”The small alcoves fall into the main points of the compass and youcould colour them to signify the elements – metal (with white or grey), wood(green), water (blue or black) fire (reds). It would also benefit the room toput different visual images in the three wall sections of the circle, such agalaxy perhaps, a water world and a landscape or cottage garden. I would alsoput cushioning on the polished wood seating, to encourage people to sit forlonger. The skeleton is here, but with a little effort, you could build abody.”Clark Levy”The windows do provide natural light. My first impression was that theblank wall beyond needs a painting on it to provide diversion and restfulness.But the staff who use this room don’t come down here to rest, they come tounwind. This hidden room is like a cloister. Because of the grills on the windowand the blank wall beyond, it gives a feeling of being shut in.”There are no diversions here, no posters or pictures, this room wouldmake you let go. People go to cloisters and sabbaticals in order to ‘find’themselves. And strangely enough, without very much being added to it, this isjust what this room invites. It is very well suited to its purpose.”
Reports suggest that Oxford University are in talks with the French government about the possibility of opening a campus in France.According to The Telegraph, French officials met with the University last week to discuss the proposed site. Should the campus be established, it would the University’s first ever foreign campus.A spokesperson for Oxford University told the Telegraph: “Oxford has been an international university throughout its history and it is determined to remain open to the world whatever the future political landscape looks like.”The Telegraph claims that construction of any such site would begin in 2018, with courses being restructured to accommodate the prospective partnership.Oxford University have been contacted for comment.This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists report they have succeeded in creating the rarest material on the planet, which could eventually develop into one of its most valuable.Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer some fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, including as a room-temperature superconductor. Their research is described in a paper published today in Science.“This is the Holy Grail of high-pressure physics,” Silvera said of the quest to find the material. “It’s the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you’re looking at it, you’re looking at something that’s never existed before.”In their experiments, Silvera and Dias squeezed a tiny hydrogen sample at 495 gigapascal (GPa), or more than 71.7 million pounds per square inch, which is greater than the pressure at the center of the Earth. At such extreme pressures, Silvera explained, solid molecular hydrogen, which consists of molecules on the lattice sites of the solid, breaks down, and the tightly bound molecules dissociate to transforms into atomic hydrogen, which is a metal.While the work creates an important window into understanding the general properties of hydrogen, it also offers tantalizing hints at potentially revolutionary new materials.“One prediction that’s very important is metallic hydrogen is predicted to be meta-stable,” Silvera said. “That means if you take the pressure off, it will stay metallic, similar to the way diamonds form from graphite under intense heat and pressure, but remain diamonds when that pressure and heat are removed.”Understanding whether the material is stable is important, Silvera said, because predictions suggest metallic hydrogen could act as a superconductor at room temperatures.“As much as 15 percent of energy is lost to dissipation during transmission,” he said, “so if you could make wires from this material and use them in the electrical grid, it could change that story.”A room temperature superconductor, Dias said, could change our transportation system, making magnetic levitation of high-speed trains possible, as well as making electric cars more efficient and improving the performance of many electronic devices. The material could also provide major improvements in energy production and storage. Because superconductors have zero resistance, superconducting coils could be used to store excess energy, which could then be used whenever it is needed.Metallic hydrogen could also play a key role in helping humans explore the far reaches of space, as a more powerful rocket propellant.Microscopic images of the stages in the creation of atomic molecular hydrogen: Transparent molecular hydrogen (left) at about 200 GPa, which is converted into black molecular hydrogen, and finally reflective atomic metallic hydrogen at 495 GPa. Courtesy of Isaac Silvera“It takes a tremendous amount of energy to make metallic hydrogen,” Silvera explained. “And if you convert it back to molecular hydrogen, all that energy is released, so that would make it the most powerful rocket propellant known to man, and could revolutionize rocketry.”The most powerful fuels in use today are characterized by a “specific impulse” (a measure, in seconds, of how fast a propellant is fired from the back of a rocket) of 450 seconds. The specific impulse for metallic hydrogen, by comparison, is theorized to be 1,700 seconds.“That would easily allow you to explore the outer planets,” Silvera said. “We would be able to put rockets into orbit with only one stage, versus two, and could send up larger payloads, so it could be very important.”In their experiments, Silvera and Dias turned to one of the hardest materials on Earth, diamond. But rather than natural diamond, Silvera and Dias used two small pieces of carefully polished synthetic diamond and treated them to make them even tougher. Then they mounted them opposite each other in a device known as a diamond anvil cell.“Diamonds are polished with diamond powder, and that can gouge out carbon from the surface,” Silvera said. “When we looked at the diamond using atomic force microscopy, we found defects, which could cause it to weaken and break.”The solution, he said, was to use a reactive ion etching process to shave a tiny layer — just five microns thick, or about a tenth the thickness of a human hair — from the diamond’s surface. The diamond was then coated with a thin layer of alumina to prevent the hydrogen from diffusing into the crystal structure and embrittling it.After more than four decades of work on metallic hydrogen, and nearly a century after it was first theorized, it was thrilling to see the results, Silvera said.“It was really exciting,” he said. “Ranga was running the experiment, and we thought we might get there, but when he called me and said, ‘The sample is shining,’ I went running down there, and it was metallic hydrogen.”“I immediately said we have to make the measurements to confirm it, so we rearranged the lab … and that’s what we did.”SaveSaveSave
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Bar bestows awards for good legal journalism Bar bestows awards for good legal journalism The Florida Bar has selected three media organizations as grand prize winners in the 48th Annual Media Awards competition. Four media organizations were also selected as honorable mentions.This year’s grand prize winners are the Tallahassee Democrat (newspapers and other periodicals with circulation over 50,000), Florida Medical Business of North Miami (newspapers and other periodicals with circulation under 50,000), and WFLA-TV of Tampa (television). Honorable mentions are awarded to The Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Pensacola News Journal, and WUSF 89.7 News of Tampa.The Tallahassee Democrat’s winning entry was an eight-part series titled “Justice for All?” The submission was a comprehensive examination of why justice is slow in Leon County, with hundreds of felony cases unresolved, often long past the state’s 180-day recommended deadline for completion. The investigation showed that all of the players were guilty of slowing down the system. During the investigation, the Democrat interviewed private lawyers, prosecutors, public defenders, judges, crime victims, defendants, legislators, court administrators, and trial court administration experts. The series required a vast amount of work for a relatively small daily newspaper. Florida Medical Business is the grand prize winner in the category for newspapers and other periodicals with circulation less than 50,000. Florida Medical Business submitted an article that was a comprehensive examination of The Florida Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA), a quasi-state agency. The article offered irrefutable proof of the association’s failure in its stated goal to provide a no-fault system of financial assistance to babies who suffer brain damage at birth.WFLA-TV is the grand prize winner in the television category. WFLA-TV submitted “Drunks Driving,” an investigation which found that in Hillsborough County, repeat DUI offenders were treated as first time offenders because a computer programmed to identify repeat offenders failed to do so. WFLA-TV also reported on a judge who threw out crucial evidence at DUI hearings, compelling the state attorney’s office to appeal several of his decisions. As a result of the investigation, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office upgraded its computer software program so repeat offenders in DUI cases can be identified.The Miami Herald was selected as an honorable mention after submitting two pieces. One submission covered the citrus canker war that ensued when the state set out to rid Florida of canker. The second submission was a series of investigative articles that revisited the 1990 murder of Broward sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Behan.The Orlando Sentinel submitted two pieces. The first submission covered the state’s failure to control dangerous criminals under house arrest. The other submission reported on a case of law enforcement officials failing to heed warnings of terrorism in New York City prior to the September 11, 2001, attacks.The Pensacola News Journal submitted three pieces. One News Journal submission reported on the King brothers murder case. Another submission covered the case of Rev. Thomas Crandall, who was charged by federal authorities with transporting drugs from his Bourbon Street condominium in New Orleans back to Northwest Florida. The final submission was a series of articles about the corruption on the Escambia County Commission.WUSF 89.7 News, which received an honorable mention in the radio category, submitted three entries. One story detailed the plan to empower local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law. A second submission outlined the proposal to enshrine the death penalty in the Florida Constitution. The third submission was a series of interviews with all seven of the candidates for Florida attorney general before the primary election.This year’s judges were Christopher G. Blake, director of communications at the Connecticut Bar Association; Ken Elmore, news director for WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, S.C.; Dr. Edward G. Weston, associate professor for the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida; and attorneys Annette Escobar, of Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman, and Laura L. Jacobs. June 1, 2003 Regular News
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating two armed home invasions four days apart in Shirley and Miller Place last week, one of which resulted in an arrest, authorities said.In the most recent case, two men entered a Canal Road home in Miller Place, where they allegedly robbed a resident at gunpoint before they fled with cash and a rifle at 12:35 a.m. Thursday, April 30, police said.One of the two suspects, 24-year-old David Cruz of Medford, was charged with first-degree burglary, but police said there was no description of the second suspect. Suffolk County Judge Steven Lotto set bail for Cruz at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. He is due back in court Tuesday.That case came less than a week after a man armed with a gun entered a Laurel Lane home in Shirley, where he stole cash and two cell phones at 10:15 p.m. Monday, April 27, police said. There was no description of the suspect, who remains at large.Detectives are continuing the investigation into both cases.
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA The CUNA Board of Directors, led by Brett Martinez, president/CEO of Redwood CU in Santa Rosa, Calif., voted in favor of a resolution to clearly and prominently establish diversity, equity and inclusion as a cooperative principle of America’s credit unions.“Diversity, equity and inclusion are a part of what credit unions do each and every day. Our cooperative principles have guided us to fulfill our mandate and be a resource to all consumers-no matter their income, race, religion. But we’re committed to doing more,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “In passing this resolution, we’re continuing our work to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within our organization while we support measures throughout our movement and across all cooperatives.”
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Just a few short weeks after the Parkland massacre we have another shooter walk into an unguarded door in a school in Maryland and shoot two students.Most of the solutions offered over the last couple of weeks to solve this problem involve gun control. That issue makes our politicians feel good, but doesn’t solve the problem at all. Let’s face it, we’re never going to get guns out of the hands of people who want to kill us. Let’s bite the bullet and spend the money necessary to control the access to our schools and secure them with metal detectors and armed guards. We don’t need any more of our kids getting killed in school.In my opinion it’s the only solution to this problem that is going to work.RON BELLISchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to online
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to enjoy a busy summer transfer window (Picture: Getty)Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to sign Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and West Ham star Declan Rice during the summer transfer window.The Red Devils endured a dismal season, finishing sixth in the Premier League, 32 points adrift of champions and rivals Manchester City.Solskjaer is expected to bolster his squad with a number of signings this summer and Arsenal hero Alan Smith believes United should attempt to sign Bale and Rice.Wales international Bale is expected to leave Real Madrid this summer, while Rice is also being linked with a departure after his fine season at the London Stadium.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Gareth Bale would be an attractive signing,’ Smith told Sky Sports. ‘If he did join then you’d think Anthony Martial would have to leave, and might Lukaku leave too?‘Bale would cost a lot of money and would excite the fans. He can’t get in the Real Madrid team but he would certainly improve United’s attack.‘United have been linked with Declan Rice and they should be in the market for a defensive midfielder. Nemanja Matic has seen his best days.‘Manchester United will have to be quite shrewd this summer.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 May 2019 10:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link334Shares Comment Gareth Bale is expected to leave Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Smith also believes Manchester United need to bolster Solskjaer’s defensive options, questioning whether Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are good enough for the Red Devils.‘The defence needs work,’ he added. ‘They conceded far too many goals this season.‘As a manager you want to know what your best defence is and I don’t think anybody has really played well enough to nail down a place, although Victor Lindelof has showed some good form.‘You have people like Chris Smalling and Phil Jones who have been there forever; are they the kind of players who will win you the league? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid and West Ham ace Declan Rice Advertisement Man Utd have also been linked with West Ham’s Declan Rice (Picture: Getty)‘There is a big rebuilding job to do defensively. All the best defenders will be highly sought after and United won’t be head of the queue because they aren’t in the Champions League.’As well as signing a number of players this summer, Manchester United are expected to offload several stars, with Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez linked with departures.And Smith said: ‘Can they get some players off the book? Can they sell Pogba for big money to give themselves more cash in the transfer market?‘Can they sell Sanchez? That could be difficult due to his wages, which is a problem.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘And finally, is Solskjaer the right person to attract big players? I think the manager does play a big part in the recruitment.‘United are still a very attractive club to join and they pay huge salaries, but they are not in the Champions League so that does make it more difficult.’Manchester United enjoyed a fine run in the immediate aftermath of Solskjaer’s arrival at Old Trafford but results and performances quickly fell away.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Red Devils failed to win any of their last Premier League fixtures as they dropped to sixth, five points below fourth-placed Tottenham.MORE: Jurgen Klopp told his two priority signings this summer
Visitation is Tuesday, November 8, starting with rosary at 9:00 continuing until 11:00 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday at 11:30 at St. John the Baptist Church, All Saints Parish in Dover, IN.Memorials to Hospice and Family Wishes Mary Ann & Andy were married for 51+ years. A city girl married a farmer. She loved the farm. Two families grew up on the farm: two brothers married two sisters, forming a farming partnership and 13 children. She loved her Nursing career of over 50 years. There were many stories about that career. The thing Mary Ann loved the most was spending time with her family. Any opportunity she got to spend time with her kids or grandkids; she was packed and ready to go. She was always planning a birthday party, an engagement party, or a holiday party. Mary Ann Beetz, 91, of St.Leon, IN passed Friday, Nov. 4. She leaves her loving family: Andrew (Shirley) of Sunman, John (Kathy) of Sunman, Mary Ellen Thome of Cincinnati, Kay (Joe) Rehage of St. Leon, Paula (Jessie) Cuellar of St. Leon, and Joan Brewer of Dover. She also leaves 17 grandchildren: JoAnn, Karen, Donna, Kim, Derek, Dan, Mandy, Joey, Debbie, Nick, Aaron, Rachel, Jessica, Ryan, Andy, Jenny and Tony. There are 27 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents, spouse Andrew, Sr., grandsons Chris and Patrick, Sisters: Ruth Beetz, Muriel Long, Ginny Spencer, Brothers: Joe Ruwe, Ted Ruwe, and Tom Ruwe.