first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The shortest bus route in Victoria, the 509, is being axed by Public Transport Victoria on September 30. The ten-minute bus ride has been popular with the elderly community of Brunswick, many of which are of Greek and Italian decent. The bus route has struggled in recent years to get more than one passenger a trip, but has been a lifeline for elderly commuters who use it for their shopping during the week. The two kilometre route across Mellville Road and Sydney Road has been in operation for over 60 years, and is solely serviced by Hope Street Bus lines, a small two bus company. Owner Joe Piccolo is devastated and is at odds with what will happen to him, the company and the drivers. “The whole line is devastated at the moment,” Mr Piccolo told Neos Kosmos. “When I got the letter, I didn’t want to say too much because lots of people aren’t going to take it lying down. They’re disheartened, their livelihoods are gone,” he said When Mr Piccolo got the news, the outpouring of sympathy was heartwarming. He says many of the regulars were offering support and anything that could help. Many of the passengers have started a petition to keep the bus line intact and are hoping to bring it to Brunswick MP, Jane Garrett’s office. Mr Piccolo employs three bus drivers and a book keeper, and regrets that he cannot keep them on. 509 Bus driver Menelaos Hatzigeorgiadis is ashamed that the government isn’t keeping the route. “I am upset that the government can’t find a few dollars to keep the line going. I am very upset, but what can I do? They should be ashamed,” he told Neos Kosmos. Mr Hatzigeorgiadis has been driving the Hope Street bus line for more than four years, and has struck a strong rapport with the passengers. “I know everybody, mostly by name,” he said. The bus has become a bit of a social club, and with the strong migrant community of Brunswick, many backgrounds easily chat and interact between stops. In between conversations in Greek, Italian or Chinese, everyone stops to greet the new passengers in English. In true community camaraderie, Mr Hatzigeorgiadis doesn’t adhere to the bus stops all the time. He’s become a bit more of a private taxi service, willingly picking up people who hail him on the road, even outside their house. “Anybody that hails us we pick them up,” he said. A sentiment the elderly passengers really appreciate. The drivers wait patiently for them to hop on board and take their seats. Public Transport Victoria said two other bus routes on nearby streets a few hundred metres north and south of Hope Street would continue to run services. They believe they “offer the same connections to intersecting tram routes, but run for longer hours with better connections to trains”. For owner Mr Piccolo, the future seems bleak. The government hasn’t agreed to compensate him and will be closing more routes. He feels like more sensitivity should have been shown to the bus line’s role in Brunswick and in people’s daily life. “It’s a community bus line. It’s still a little bus line that does a lot of good for the area,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid have reportedly named Marcos Alonso as a replacement for Marcelo, should he leave for Juventus this summerAlonso has made 88 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea since arriving from Fiorentina in 2016.However, it is understood that the 27-year-old would be open to returning to boyhood club Real Madrid at some point in the future.Mundo Deportivo reports that there is still a possibility that Marcelo may depart for Juventus before the end of the transfer deadline on Friday.Apparently, Real have now approached Chelsea to initiate talks over signing Alonso.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Although the 13-time European champions would rather retain Marcelo for this season having already parted with star player Cristiano Ronaldo last month.The Portuguese star is keen to reunite with his good friend at new club Juventus.Meanwhile, Chelsea are unlikely to want to lose Alonso at this stage of the summer transfer window.The Spanish left-back has started each of their three Premier League games this season and still has another three years remaining on his contract.last_img read more

first_imgVinicius Junior’s agent, Frederico Peña, is convinced that the Brazilian youngster will win the hearts of everybody sooner than expected.The main talk of the week despite all detractors has been Vinicius Junior without question, the new Real Madrid talent who has brought back hope to all the Madridistas that were heartbroken after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.Every single week that the fans looked at what the Portuguese player was doing in Italy, most of them wept because of how much they missed Ronaldo.They really needed a “pick me up” in the form of a new talent who could get them back on track, they believed that Neymar or Mbappé were the only answer for this void that Cristiano left.But they never imagined that Florentino Perez had an 18-year old ace up his sleeve in the form of Vinicius Junior, the Flamengo prodigy who is already making an impact in the club and has everybody in Madrid longing for a new star to be born.The lad’s development was delayed due to Julen Lopetegui’s ineptitude and inability to recognize talent in front of his very eyes, it was clear that Vinicius had something different the club needs right now and he could’ve saved the Spaniard’s career but his ego was bigger than that.HASTA FINAL, VAMOS REAL!! 💪🏾⚽️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/ex6OLWymmb— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) November 3, 2018Now that Santiago Solari has given him the chance to shine, the lad has seized the opportunity and sparked a worldwide debate about his role in Real Madrid despite his age.While there are still a lot of incredulous people who keep mocking the kid, the reality is that he has managed to change the landscape for Real Madrid overnight, Santiago Solari is even deciding right now if the lad is good enough to start the game against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.But looking at the people who are closest to him, his manager Frederico Peña is one of the people who are convinced of the player’s talents and he predicted that everybody will see Vinicius for what he truly is very soon: one of the best players in the world.Por ser quem sou e por tudo que superei na vida, eu te agradeço Deus 🙌🏿⚽️🤩 pic.twitter.com/5LOhi32YPS— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) November 4, 2018Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Vinicius has enamored the fans because he is a natural born winner. He truly hates losing and the fans love that about him,” said Peña to Diario AS.“Watching him play really is a gift, but I still amaze with thinking that he still has so many years ahead of him to improve even further. He is growing little by little as a player.”“We are hoping that he becomes part of the starting eleven very soon, but Vinicius is the first one who knows how difficult this is because the squad has great quality. Isco, Asensio, and Bale are all established players inside the team.”Although it’s also true that in football, everything can change in a matter of seconds. I obviously don’t think he is the team’s leader right now, he still needs to adapt to this new country, the language, and the culture.”It’s very important for Vinicius to go step by step, he is far too young to be the leader of the squad right now. However, nobody will stop ‘Vini’ once they give him enough confidence.”“He is aware that he will have to endure a lot of pressure if he wants to be a big player for Real Madrid, he also knows that he will have to give that extra effort. Right now, he already is delivering excellent performances.”“He isn’t scared of anything and he has a strong mind to go through any type of situation, everything is happening so fast for him.”“Every single player feels pressure, Vinicius feels it as well because he is human. But he does have an advantage with it because he already lived pressure back in Brazil,” he concluded.#UCL 🤩🔝 pic.twitter.com/wjCucdNdAa— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) November 6, 2018How long do you think it will take Vinicius to become a part of Real Madrid’s starting eleven? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgBayern München’s president Uli Hoeness, wanted to remind everybody that the German giants won’t be favorites vs Borussia Dortmund.If you thought that next weekend will be exciting only because England will have a Derby, Bayern’s president Uli Hoeness was gracious enough to remind everybody that Germany will also have Der Klassiker between the Bavarian squad and Borussia Dortmund.This match is arguably the biggest event in the Bundesliga every year, it usually has the bigger club as the absolute favorite but this season things are going to be very different.Dortmund is currently amongst the most exciting squads in all of Europe, their latest defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League is no indicator of the real level of performance they have brought to the domestic competition this season.Bayern München’s top board members are very aware of how complicated next Saturday’s match will be and they won’t let the illusion of Dortmund’s latest defeat deceive them in any shape or form.The German giants have gotten too many negative results in the current season, this is what will keep them from getting too confident and the perfect excuse for them to go all out against the Bundesliga’s revelation.⭐️ #UCL-Gruppe A nach vier Spielen:1⃣ Borussia Dortmund (9 Pkt.)2. @Atleti (9)3. @ClubBrugge (4)4. @AS_Monaco (1) pic.twitter.com/kyYu0A4XlT— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 6, 2018Regardless of how much power Bayern München has for this upcoming Der Klassiker, there is no way to overlook the sensational performances that many of the young talented players Borussia Dortmund have been delivering every single week.Starting with their ‘secret weapon’ Jadon Sancho, the young English international who is already established as one of the best players in Europe after only a few months of constant delivery of stellar performances for his new club.We can also mention the great first season that Moroccan left-back Achraf Hakimi is also having with Borussia Dortmund, the Real Madrid product who is destined to go back to Los Blancos and become the Marcelo replacement the club had been looking for so long.And what can we even say about young sensation Christian Pulisic, an already well-established star inside the club who is arguably amongst the most talented players of his generation and the United States’ best footballer today?All these kids are being led by German winger Marco Reus, an experienced forward who is starting to look like he could be about to have the best season of his career.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.”We have a young squad in transition, and a coach who has to implement his way without completely. You have to have a little patience.”-Uli Hoeness#FCBAEK#UCL[@altobelli13] pic.twitter.com/jbaMVL9cNO— Bavarian Tweets (@BavarianTweets) November 7, 2018All these elements haven’t gone through Bayern’s radar without getting unnoticed, the whole club is worried about next Saturday’s match and president Uli Hoeness already knows how difficult it will be for them to win.“You can’t go to Dortmund and say that you want to secure three points. Dortmund have had a very good season so far, no doubt about it,” said Uli via Goal.“We do not go to Dortmund as favorites, but as underdogs – for the first time in a long time.”“We have to make sure we play a good game there and then we’ll see what happens.”“Don’t always be so negative. The season has just begun, we have a team in transition, a young coach who has to settle in here and you have to be patient,” he added.“Four weeks ago you all complained that the Bundesliga is getting boring again and now it is no longer boring but exciting and now that doesn’t suit you.”“At some point you should agree on what you actually want. We’re doing you a few favors right now.”All what president Uli Hoeneß said in the mixed zone after tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/ogK6rYxyyI— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 8, 2018Who will win the next Der Klassiker between Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgCroatia defender Dejan Lovren insists he is ready for a fiery clash against England on Sunday.The Three Lions host Croatia in their final group game of the UEFA Nations League and a victory against the World Cup runners-up will guarantee a place in next summer’s semi-finals.The Liverpool defender was part of Croatia’s squad throughout their impressive run to the final of this summer’s World Cup in Russia.Both teams know a win at on Sunday will see them top League A’s Group 4 and advance to the next stage, and Lovren is relishing the prospect of coming up against Gareth Southgate’s side.“It’s a final against England, so of course we will be strong,” he was quoted as saying by The Daily Mirror.“I think it will be a fiery game against them – they know us and what they can expect from us, and we will not run away from that.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I love playing against England. I know the players in the Premier League and I have competed against them.”England and Croatia met earlier in the Nations League as they played out a 0-0 draw last month in Rijeka, and Lovren feels recent history will give Zlatko Dalic’s men plenty of belief.“People criticise me, but they didn’t say much when England didn’t score against us in the last game,” he said.“They will have extra motivation after the World Cup, but I think we will be brave.”“It will not be a friendly. We have beaten Spain and we want to win it now.”Spain will top the group, should England and Croatia play out a draw on Sunday night.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he won’t pressure his players to rack more goals, with his focus on picking up on points.The Merseyside club leapfrogged Premier League champions Manchester City to go top of the table after a 4-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday.Klopp’s men are three points clear of the Citizens but Pep Guardiola’s side can regain their advantage with a win against Tottenham on Monday night, because they possess a better goal difference than Liverpool but Klopp insists closing that gap is not on his mind.He said, according to Mirror Football: “At this stage it makes no sense to think about things like that.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“You have to score as often as possible. Against Cardiff, we have plus three but you can never lose respect for the other team.“Of course, you want more and we will have will have games where we score more if we are greedy.”“It is not too likely that it will happen again next week but it will happen from time to time if we stay in a good shape.”“We chase goals. That’s their nature, they want to score goals. You don’t have to put pressure on them.“First, we have to collect the most points and if we can do that then everything is fine. If not, we have to think differently.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Act reads: “To prohibit strikes by certain public employees; to provide review from disciplinary action with respect thereto; to provide for the mediation of grievances and the holding of elections; to declare and protect the rights and privileges of public employees; to require certain provisions in collective bargaining agreements; to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to make appropriations.” Official election results will come to City Council for certification on March 26. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享City of Seward voters have approved a employee relations measure in the unofficial results from Tuesday’s special election. If adopted, Public Employment Relations Act would oversee the organization of public employees in the City of Seward instead of the city council. In the unofficial results released on March 19; 129 voters were in favor, 107 were opposed.center_img In addition to the votes cast on election day, there are 47 absentee in person ballots and 5 questioned ballots to be counted by the Canvass Board on Thursday, March 21, at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. All public is invited to attend. The question put before the voters was: Currently, the Public Employment Relations Act (“the Act”) does not apply to City of Seward employees.  Voting “yes” would repeal the ordinance which exempts the City from the Act.   So a “yes” vote would mean that the Act would apply to City Employees, and a “no” vote would keep the current situation. Seward long ago opted out of the Public Employment Relations Act, which meant the Seward City Council had control over the city’s labor policy, which includes employee organizing activity.last_img read more

first_imgStory Links Kentucky defeated Louisville 56-10 on Saturday night at Cardinal Stadium. UK holds a 16-15 lead in the all-time series, including an 8-5 edge in games played in Louisville. Kentucky won the toss and deferred its choice until the second half. Louisville received the opening kick.TEAM NOTES Kentucky 56, Louisville 10November 24, 2018Cardinal Stadium | Louisville, Ky.Attendance: 49,998TEAM RECORDS & SERIES NOTES The Cardinals registered their second highest rushing total of the season with Saturday’s 226 yards on the ground. The 226 yards rushing for Louisville marked the second highest total allowed this season by the Wildcats, who entered the game allowing just 136.6 yards per game.PLAYER NOTES Malik Cunningham’s 75-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter set a school record for longest scoring run by a quarterback while also matching the school record for the longest run by a quarterback. Lamar Jackson had a 75-yard non-scoring rush against Mississippi State on Dec. 30, 2017. The 75-yard touchdown run by Cunningham was a career long rush as well as Louisville’s longest play from scrimmage this season. Cunningham moved up to sixth on the Louisville career list for rushing yards by a quarterback with 497 yards. He trails Lamar Jackson (4,132), Stefan LeFors (756), Dave Ragone (597), John Giles (578) and Wally Oyler (501). Cunningham’s previous long run of the season with a 61-yarder against Syracuse. Cunningham led the Cardinals with 497 yards on the ground in 2018 marking the fourth straight season a quarterback has led Louisville in rushing yards. Jaylen Smith moved up to 10th on Louisville’s career receptions list with 152 catches. Redshirt junior Mason King moved up to eighth on Louisville’s career punting yards list with 7,098 yards. Hassan Hall set a Louisville freshman record for all-purpose yards with 1,220 yards, breaking the record of 1,206 yards set by Keith Stephens in 1986. Redshirt senior cornerback Cornelius Sturghill registered his first career interception with his pick in the third quarter. Sophomore linebacker C.J. Avery added his second career interception. Senior running back Jeremy Smith closed his career with a season high 76 yards rushing on a season best 13 carries. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sean McCormack had career highs for passes completed and attempted after finishing 3-of-8 for 15 yards. Sophomore tight end Jeffrey Banks made his first career start. Tight end Jordan Davis and running backs Javian Hawkins, Malik Staples and Dae Williams were suspended for Saturday’s game due to a violation of team rules.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgThe company also brought Apple Music to Amazon’s Echo speakers late last year, and earlier this year announced partnerships with a number of TV manufacturers to bring iTunes to smart TVs.Ironically, Apple hasn’t been as forthcoming about its own speakers. The Homepod, which first launched a year ago, still doesn’t support any third-party music services. Popular on Variety Apple’s music service is apparently heading to Google Home speakers: Apple Music has appeared as a supported service in Google’s Home app for iPhones, Macrumors was first to report Monday night.The service can’t currently be activated on Google Home speakers, but the appearance of the listing suggests that this could change any day. An Apple spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment; a Google spokesperson sent the following statement via email:“Apple Music is currently only available for Google Assistant users on mobile phones. We have nothing to announce regarding updates to Google Home.”Apple used to be fairly protective of its own services, reserving them for users of its own devices. This changed with Apple Music, which has been available on Android ever since late 2015, a few months after the service launched on iPhones.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

first_img Explore further More information: The gravity tunnel in a non-uniform Earth, Am. J. Phys. 83, 231 (2015); dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4898780 . On Arxiv: arxiv.org/abs/1308.1342AbstractThis paper examines the gravity tunnel using the internal structure of Earth as ascertained from seismic data. Numerically, it is found that the time taken to fall along the diameter is 38 min, compared to 42 min for a planet with uniform density. The time taken to fall along a straight line between any two points is no longer independent of distance but interpolates between 42 min for short trips and 38 min for long trips. The brachistochrone path (minimizing the time between any two points) is similar in shape to the uniform-density solution but tends to reach a greater maximum depth and takes less time to traverse. Although the assumption of uniform density works well in many cases, the simpler assumption of a constant gravitational field serves as a better approximation to the true results. Are astronauts really weightless? A composite image of the Western hemisphere of the Earth. Credit: NASA (Phys.org)—Alexander Klotz a student at McGill University in Canada has calculated a new answer to the commonly asked physics question, how long would it take a person to fall all the way through the Earth? Instead of the commonly accepted 42 minutes, he claims it is 38. He has published his reasoning, math and conclusions in a paper published in The American Journal of Physics. © 2015 Phys.org Journal information: American Journal of Physicscenter_img If someone were to drill a hole all the way through the planet, and then somehow manage to fall into it, how long would it take them to arrive on the other side? That is a physics question put to students every year, and those who give it expect the answer to be 42 minutes. But is that answer correct? Klotz says no and has the math to prove it, Science reported.The accepted answer of 42 minutes takes into account the constantly changing impact that gravity will have (and ignoring drag due to the presence of air) on the person falling, becoming less and less of a factor as the center of the Earth is approached then growing stronger and stronger as the person heads “up” against gravity on the other side. It is accepted that the speed attained during the descent on the first half of the journey would be significant enough to cause the person to continue moving against gravity on the other side of the planet, right up until the surface is reached.But Klotz argues that it is time to start taking the different densities of the Earth’s layers into consideration—after all, a lot of research has shown that our planet is a lot denser at the center than at the crust for example—and that of course would have an impact on the person falling through. He has used seismic data to calculate the different densities at different depths and has used that data to give a more accurate answer to the falling man question, stating that it would in fact, take just 38 minutes (and 11 seconds) to fall all the way through, not 42 and (12 seconds).Interestingly, Klotz also notes that if gravity were to be assumed to be at a surface level constant throughout the duration of the trip, the math shows it would take just 38 minutes as well. , Science , arXiv Citation: New way to calculate how long it would take to fall through a hole in the Earth (2015, March 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-fall-hole-earth.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

first_img More information: Dhagash Mehta et al. “Kinetic Transition Networks for the Thomson Problem and Smale’s Seventh Problem.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.028301 , Also at arXiv:1605.08459 [cond-mat.soft] This puzzle is the essence of Thomson’s problem, which asks how to arrange equal charges (such as electrons) on the surface of a sphere in a way that minimizes their electrostatic potential energy—the energy caused by all of the electrons repelling each other. According to Coulomb’s law, the total energy is inversely related to the sum of the distances between all possible pairs of charges, so the goal is to spread the charges as far apart as possible.This task is more difficult than it sounds—Thomson’s problem has been rigorously solved only for numbers of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12 charges. In 1998, mathematician Steven Smale identified the problem of how to choose starting points close to the lowest-energy state (which makes it easier to solve Thomson’s problem) as the seventh problem on his list of 18 unsolved problems for the 21st century. Part of the reason why Thomson’s problem is so important is because its applications are so far-reaching. In 1904, J.J. Thomson originally proposed the model of charges on a sphere to describe the structure of an atom. Even though experiments disproved this “plum pudding model” long ago, the Thomson problem still has notable applications in chemistry (for understanding how electrons fill electron shells in atoms), biology (for determining the arrangements of proteins on the shells of spherical viruses), as well as in physics, computer science, and such practical applications as determining the optimal placement of communication satellites around the Earth. Spheres on treesNow in a new paper published in Physical Review Letters, a team of mathematicians, engineers, and scientists from the US, the UK, and Australia has taken a new approach to Thomson’s problem that makes it much easier to determine the lowest-energy configuration. For seven numbers of charges (every third number from 132 to 150), they have constructed tree-shaped disconnectivity graphs, where the vertical axis or “trunk” corresponds to the energy of a particular charge arrangement. Each “branch” terminates at a local minimum, which are the states that have lower energies than all of their neighboring states, and so they are candidates for the ultimate lowest energy state, the global minimum. By visualizing the problem in this way, the researchers noticed that these particular graphs don’t have lots of branches extending from lots of other branches. Instead, every branch connects to only a few other branches and then to the trunk at regularly spaced energy thresholds, so that the graph resembles a palm tree or single funnel structure.The researchers found that this “funneled potential energy landscape” is characteristic of a highly ordered structure and displays characteristics of a small-world network. As a result, it provides an important clue for finding the global minimum. It tells the researchers to start their optimization algorithms using the local minima because, in these networks, it turns out that every local minimum is always within 5-7 steps (branches) of the global minimum. This is true even for local minima that have much higher energies than the global minimum, and even when the total number of local minima is very large. (Phys.org)—How do you arrange a group of points on the surface of a sphere so that all the points are as far apart from each other as possible? With two points, the answer is easy: place them on opposite sides of the sphere, as if they are endpoints of the diameter. With three points, make them the vertices of an equilateral triangle, and so on. But as the number of points increases, so does the difficulty of the problem. By visualizing the problem from a new perspective, the researchers found that lower-energy configurations have more connections than higher-energy configurations do. Credit: Mehta et al. ©2016 American Physical Society Journal information: Physical Review Letters 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. Spin glass physics with trapped ions © 2016 Phys.org The disconnectivity graph for 147 charges on a sphere has a structure-seeking “palm tree” organization. The five lowest minimum energy configurations are shown. Credit: Mehta et al. ©2016 American Physical Society Citation: Researchers chip away at Smale’s 7th unsolved problem in mathematics (2016, July 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-07-chip-smale-7th-unsolved-problem.html The disconnectivity graph reveals other information, such as that lower-energy local minima have more connections to other states than do higher-energy local minima. The researchers also discovered that the global minimum is always the most highly connected node in the entire network, making it the network’s central node. Implications for Thomson’s and Smale’s problemsUsing this insight from the network’s single-funneled, small-world structure, finding the global minimum for Thomson’s problem becomes much easier than before.”Our work looks at Smale’s seventh problem from a completely different perspective and sheds novel light on it,” coauthor Dhagash Mehta, at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Adelaide, told Phys.org. “In this work, methods developed by the theoretical chemistry community have helped understand a deep mathematical problem. Often it is the other way around.”As the researchers explain, it’s easier to solve Thomson’s problem in these particular cases than it is to solve Smale’s problem (of choosing good starting points). So although the results will likely be useful, they do not go very far toward solving Smale’s seventh problem.”I think ‘chip away’ is about right,” said coauthor David Wales at University Chemical Laboratories in Cambridge, UK. “There is no rigorous mathematical progress on the problem from an analytic point of view.”In the future, the researchers plan to extend this approach to larger numbers of charges. From earlier work, they expect that landscapes with more than 400 charges will start to display multiple funnels, so the small-world structure may disappear. “While we have only shown data for seven numbers, we have strong reasons to believe that the single funnel is a feature for numbers less than 150,” said coauthor Halim Kusumaatmaja at Durham University in Durham, UK. “For larger numbers, there will likely be multiple funnels. Nonetheless, the network analysis could still be exploited to help us quickly identify candidates for the global minimum.”Other lines of work include exploiting the small-world properties discovered here to improve other optimization algorithms and develop novel algorithms, as well as to incorporate weight and direction into these networks, which may provide additional insight into the Thomson problem.”The social network analogy for networks of minima of the Thomson problem will go further when we analyze other network properties of these networks of minima,” Mehta said. “Our results will also help in constructing novel algorithms to find the global minimum more efficiently by exploiting these network properties.” Explore furtherlast_img read more

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA motorist caught racing along the A50 between Stoke-on-Trent and Uttoxeter can expect a summons to drop on their doormat after being clocked by traffic cops. The Staffordshire Police Road Policing Unit (RPU) – formerly Tactical Support Team – revealed they had been conducting a speed enforcement session on the busy road. Officers did not reveal how many people were clocked speeding on the A50 yesterday. A Staffs Police RPU spokesman said: “We know there is a problem with drivers speeding on the A50 between Stoke & Uttoxeter, that’s why we carry out speed enforcement! “We had a driver at 107mph in a 70 mph zone. Court appearance pending.” Speeding is widely regarded to be one of the ‘fatal four’ – the main causes of road deaths across the United Kingdom – along with using a mobile phone while driving, not wearing a seatbelt and drink-driving. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .center_img Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more

first_imgPrivate equity-backed telco company Sunrise will launch an IPTV service in Switzerland in the first quarter of 2012.It has already conducted a trial service and will launch IPTV as part of a quad-play offer early next year. Private equity firm Cinven acquired Sunrise from Danish telco and cable operator TDC for US$3.3 billion (€2.5 billion) last year and it is Switzerland’s second largest mobile and third largest broadband operator.last_img

first_imgSky Italia managed just 23,000 new subscriber additions during the second quarter, 2012, ending December with 5.03 million customers.The News Corp-owned DTH operator did, however, post a healthy improvement in its profits due primarily to increased advertising and subscription revenues. Operating income amounted to $6 million (€4.5 million), an improvement of US$18 million versus the $12 million operating loss reported a year ago.News Corp chief operating officer Chase Carey said, “We successfully tackled the competitive challenge from our major industry competitor as well as a challenging regulatory environment to regenerate growth and excitement in our business.” He added that Sky’s business was “pretty resistant to the economic headwinds but it is not immune. We expect short-term growth to be impacted by Italy’s macro situation but we are extremely bullish on the long-term potential”.News Corp reported a 2% year-on-year increase in revenues to US$8.98 billion.last_img read more

first_img The Guy Who Shut Down Trump’s Twitter Account Says it Was a Mistake Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Bahtiyar Duysak tells TechCrunch that he didn’t mean to briefly shut down Trump’s Twitter account on Nov. 2. ‘I didn’t do anything on purpose,’ he says. Register Now » Reporter Twitter –shares Michael Kan Guest Writer November 30, 2017 Next Article The contractor who briefly shut down U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account is apparently a 20-something German man named Bahtiyar Duysak.Duysak, who has Turkish roots, actually doesn’t want your praise. In an interview with TechCrunch, he said the whole incident was a “mistake.””If I was involved in this, I really apologize if I hurt anyone,” he said. “I didn’t do anything on purpose.”According to TechCrunch, Duysak worked in Twitter’s Trust and Safety division, which receives alerts from users who report offensive or illegal tweets.During his last day at Twitter, he encountered one such alert for a tweet from Trump’s account. Duysak was under the impression that Trump’s account would never get shut down; Twitter has policy that offensive tweets deemed “newsworthy” can remain on the site.So in a “throwaway gesture, he put the wheels in motion to deactivate [Trump’s account],” TechCrunch said. It wasn’t until hours later he realized what he had done.In the video interview, Duysak explained he was “tired sometimes” on the job, and that “everyone can do mistakes.”Duysak, who was working in the U.S. on a visa, is now back in Germany, and trying to avoid media attention. However, he decided to speak with TechCrunch to clear the air around the controversy and to dissuade journalists from hounding him.Twitter declined to comment about Duysak and his media interview, but said: “We have taken a number of steps to keep an incident like this from happening again. In order to protect our internal security measures we don’t have further details to share at this time.”Trump’s Twitter account disappeared on Nov. 2 for a mere 11 minutes. On the internet, though, that’s a lifetime. Many half-joked that the then-unknown employee was a hero. But Duysak doesn’t see himself that way. “I just want to continue an ordinary life,” he said. “I don’t deserve to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.” Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images 2 min read Add to Queue Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on PCMaglast_img read more

first_imgMorphio, the AI-driven prediction platform that was created by marketers, for marketers, has publicly launched and is now available – offering a free trial to those interested in unlocking its powers. The data analysis tool that was developed in partnership with the team at Arcane – a digital marketing agency with offices in London, Calgary, and Toronto, Canada – has been a staple of their advertising success, and it’s now available for marketers everywhere.In an effort to change the face of data analysis in the digital world, Morphio was born. The goal: reduce the amount of time that marketers spend on data collection so that they can focus on action and improved ROI – with predictive results provided from the platform. Morphio provides real-time reporting in a single place; Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and Microsoft Advertising (formerly Bing Ads) data can all be integrated into Morphio. Monitor all of your marketing data and receive prompts when something out of the ordinary happens.Marketing Technology News: RentPath Announces Social Ads Express, Rental Industry’s First And Only Hyper-Targeted And Fully Automated Facebook ProgramMorphio was built for nimble both in-house and agency teams, helping them to set and monitor their KPIs to effectively hit their digital marketing goals. The strength of the platform lies in its algorithm which optimizes performance to these set KPIs, detects and analyzes anomalies, provides audience and customer segment opportunities, and monitors competitor performance – Morphio will detect anomalies in your data before you do.“It’s been a pleasure working alongside the Morphio team and watching the features develop. Over the past few months, we have had exclusive access to the impressive platform, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the Morphio algorithm launch” says Alina Morkin, Vice President of Marketing at Voices.com.Marketing Technology News: Google Launches App AD Creative Partner Program Featuring ConsumerAcquisition.Com“Morphio is a secret weapon we use internally at Arcane that has helped deliver substantial growth for our clients,” says Eric Vardon, Co-Founder Morphio and Arcane. “We’re now in a position to share Morphio with the wider marketing community. Morphio’s mission is simple – help your humans – as we fundamentally believe the value that digital marketers truly bring is their strategy and insights to advertising efforts, not data gathering and analysis.”Marketing Technology News: 4.9 Billion Robocalls In April, According to YouMail Robocall Index AIArcaneDigital Marketing AgencyFacebook adsMarketing TechnologyMicrosoft AdvertisingMorphioNews Previous ArticleAvatria Adds Magento Integration to Avatria ConvertNext ArticleIAB Podcast Measurement Compliance Certifies Voxnest Audience Network Arcane’s Secret Weapon, Morphio, Now Available for Marketers MTS Staff WriterMay 10, 2019, 8:26 pmMay 10, 2019 last_img read more

first_imgA Hong Kong dollar note is seen in this illustration photo May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – The boring Hong Kong dollar has been more exciting of late. A couple months after a U.S. hedge fund manager targeted the currency, it is moving sharply. Two giant upcoming stock sales are a major factor, but the recurring phenomenon flags a peculiarity of the system. Since late May, Hong Kong’s dollar has been on a relative tear for a currency that trades in a narrow band against the U.S. dollar, to which it is pegged. It touched its strongest level in two years last week. The three-month Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate ticked up to 2.7%, outstripping the equivalent U.S. dollar Libor rate of 2.3%. At least some of the buzz can be chalked up to brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Asian business seeking to raise nearly $10 billion in Hong Kong. Alibaba is also eyeing a listing on the local exchange that could pull in another $10 billion. Previous share offerings, including China Literature’s heavily subscribed one in 2017, have caused similar rate bounces. The two mega-deals come during peak dividend season for Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies; they’ll fork out almost $19 billion in July, Morgan Stanley analysts estimate. The upshot is that many of the city’s dollars are being snapped up at once. It’s a reminder of a local oddity. Issuers descend on the city to flog securities denominated in local dollars to investors who also hail from abroad. When combined with Hong Kong’s outsized financial sector – the $4 trillion total market capitalisation is more than 1,000% of local GDP, compared to about 150% for the United States, according to World Bank data – it means an occasional scramble for the money. There’s no obvious immediate threat to the peg. The sharp movements do, however, provide a reminder of Joseph Yam’s warning about how Chinese capitals flows could cause volatility to become more pronounced and even dangerous. The former head of Hong Kong’s de facto central bank said it is “unrealistic” to expect a currency designed for a 7-million-person economy to service the international investing needs of more than a billion people. Being a financial gateway has its rewards, but also some potentially mounting risks.BreakingviewsReuters Breakingviews is the world’s leading source of agenda-setting financial insight. As the Reuters brand for financial commentary, we dissect the big business and economic stories as they break around the world every day. A global team of about 30 correspondents in New York, London, Hong Kong and other major cities provides expert analysis in real time. Sign up for a free trial of our full service at https://www.breakingviews.com/trial and follow us on Twitter @Breakingviews and at www.breakingviews.com. All opinions expressed are those of the authors.last_img read more

first_img Asian News International TirumalaJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 15:30 IST ISRO chairman K Sivan (File photo: PTI)Chandrayaan-2 is a very important and prestigious mission for India, said ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan on Saturday ahead of the lunar mission’s launch on Monday.The ISRO chairman on Saturday visited the Sri Venkateswara temple here.Speaking to the media after visiting the temple, he said, “On Monday early morning at 2.51 am, we are going to launch the most important and prestigious mission, Chandrayaan II.””A GSLV Mark III vehicle is going to be used for the mission and after a successful launch; it will take nearly two months to land on the moon at the South Pole,” Sivan added.Chandryaan-2 will explore a region of moon where no mission has ever set foot. The landing site of the mission, at about 70 degrees south latitude, is the southernmost for any mission till date. No country has attempted this before.According to the ISRO chairman, the mission is expected to bring forth a lot of new revelations in the field of Lunar science.”This mission’s preparations are going on without any issue and we are ensuring that the launch takes place at the given time as planned.” Sivan said.READ | Chandrayaan-2 launch, date, time, mission objectives, all you need to know and frequently asked questionsALSO READ | What APJ Abdul Kalam advised Isro, Nasa scientists on Chandrayaan-2ALSO WATCH | From Aryabhatta to Chandrayaan II: India’s dash to outer spaceFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow Chandrayaan-2 Next Chandrayaan-2 the most important and prestigious mission, says ISRO chairmanAccording to the ISRO chairman, the mission is expected to bring forth a lot of new revelations in the field of Lunar science.advertisementlast_img read more

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