Prince Charles Talks Climate At World Islamic Economic Forum

first_imgThe Prince of Wales used his keynote speech at the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum in London this week to warn of the dangers of climate change, as well as the depletion of natural resources, and how big businesses often contributed to the problem.The Prince of Wales delivers his address during a reception and gala dinner at the end of the opening day of the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum in London.Credit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/His Royal Highness, a fervent supporter of action on climate change, told the gathering of 1,800 political and business leaders from over 115 countries the deterioration of “nature’s capital reserves” like water and soils can cause direct impacts on food and energy security.“The tragic conflict in Syria provides a terrifyingly graphic example, where a severe drought for the last seven years has decimated Syria’s rural economy, driving many farmers off their fields and into cities where, already, food was in short supply.” he said. “This depletion of natural capital, inexplicably, little reported in the media, was a significant contributor to the social tension that exploded with such desperate results.”The Prince said financial institutions needed to treat “natural capital” with the same importance as financial capital for the strain on the planet’s natural resources to be eased.“It is clear from the Koran, and indeed the Bible too, that humanity has a sacred responsibility for the stewardship of the Earth,” he said. “The time then has surely come for our financial institutions to recognise that the Earth is not a limitless resource that can be plundered at will, and to integrate that principle of stewardship into our financial structures.”He said Islamic banking, or alternative banking, could provide the answers where conventional “banking could not, given Islam’s emphasis on the moral economy”.The Prince said there was a welcome emphasis in Islamic finance that wider ethical and moral codes could not be separated from business.“We each have a scared duty of care towards the Earth,” The Prince said. “It calls upon us to shoulder this work together.”The event, which lasts for two days, is being held outside a Muslim country for the first time.Several major Islamic world leaders are attending, including King Abdullah of Jordan, the Sultan of Brunei and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.The Prince met delegates before taking to the lectern and while much of the discussion was on congratulating The Prince on the arrival of his grandson Prince George, it primarily focused on the desire to forge business links in the UK.Maybank Islamic Chairman Dato’Seri Ismail Shahudin, who chairs Malaysia’s biggest bank, said he had met The Prince before and had always appreciated his desire for business to look out for those less fortunate.“One of the things that struck me was his passion for helping the youth,” he said. “One of the things that is typical of Islamic banking is to help others and not just profit from it.”Guest speaker and prominent Egyptian architect Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil said the importance of holding the forum in London could not be understated.“The Prince coming here is a positive event at a time when everybody’s trying to create schisms,” he said.Source:PrinceOfWales.gov.uklast_img read more

UConns NotSoSecret Weapon

FiveThirtyEight’s model calls Monday night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game between Kentucky and Connecticut a tossup. If it’s as close as each team’s win probabilities are, the game will probably come down to free throws. If it does, advantage, UConn.The Huskies have hit 77.4 percent of their free throws this season, good for fifth out of the 351 teams in Division I. That’s the highest free-throw percentage ranking for a Final Four team since Michigan State ranked third in the nation in 2005. And if UConn shoots well at the line and beats Kentucky, the Huskies will have the highest free-throw percentage ranking of any champion since before the 1998 Final Four, the earliest for which stats are available. Kentucky is hitting 68.4 percent of its free throws, just 228th overall.Hitting lots of free throws is, not surprisingly, helpful for winning college basketball games, and in Storrs, Conn., free-throw shooting has become a key part of success. During the 2010-2011 season, current UConn associate coach Glen Miller found and shared a video of Steve Nash shooting from the free-throw line (Nash is a career 90.4 percent shooter in the NBA). That year, the Jim Calhoun-coached Huskies won the championship while finishing 11th nationally in free-throw shooting. UConn hit 82 percent of its free throws in the tournament. It was a big improvement from the Huskies’ No. 312 ranking the prior time they won the title under Calhoun, in 2004. (That was the lowest ranking in free-throw accuracy for a champion on record.)Last season, its first under coach Kevin Ollie, UConn ranked 31st. During his four years as a Husky in the 1990s, Ollie improved his accuracy from the line, going from 71.8 percent his freshman year to 80.6 percent in his senior year. And under Ollie, UConn has improved, too. All three players to shoot at least 80 free throws last year and this year for UConn have a higher percentage this season.Even if you don’t appreciate the aesthetic value of Shabazz Napier’s free-throw shooting as much our Grantland colleague Louisa Thomas does, you should appreciate its value to the Huskies. Napier has hit 86.9 percent of his free throws this season, up from 81.9 percent last year. He’s also taken 64 percent more foul shots. He’s been even better in the tournament, missing just twice on 31 tries.To approximate the importance of free-throw accuracy for the Huskies’ success, I checked a few simple what-if scenarios. If they’d shot free throws in each game this season at the rate they shot last year (74.3 percent), or the national average rate this season (69.8 percent), the Huskies would have lost two more games during the season and been forced into overtime in a third. A loss in that overtime game could have jeopardized their tournament berth.At the national average rate, UConn would have hit just 15 of 22 free throws in both its Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games — instead of hitting 20 and 21, respectively. Both games would have gone into overtime, which would have jeopardized  its Final Four berth. And if the Huskies had shot in each game at the same rate as their opponent in that game, they would have lost their Sweet Sixteen game against Iowa State.Of course, these are overly simplified scenarios; games probably wouldn’t have played out exactly the same way with different free-throw results. But that could cut both ways: Perhaps a team of Huskies who were weaker from the line would have done even worse because they wouldn’t have gotten to shoot the back end of one-and-ones, or because opponents would have fouled them more often and prevented more field goals. Then again, the record of recent Final Fours shows plenty of teams can succeed while laying lots of bricks from the free-throw line. One conclusion is clear: UConn almost certainly wouldn’t have gotten this far without Napier’s deadeye accuracy with the clock stopped, or without that Steve Nash video. 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San Diego Sheriffs Department agrees to revisit investigation of Rebecca Zahau death

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Rebecca Zahau, Zahau FacebookTwitter San Diego Sheriff’s Department agrees to revisit investigation of Rebecca Zahau death KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 16, 2018center_img Updated: 8:20 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Sheriff’s Department announced Monday they will review their investigation of the death of Rebecca Zahau.“The Sheriff’s Department has continually indicated its willingness to reevaluate the Rebecca Zahau case if new evidence was presented. After a productive conversation with the family’s attorney, Keith Greer, Sheriff Bill Gore determined that, while no new evidence was presented, new analysis of existing evidence was presented in the recently concluded civil trial. In the spirit of transparency and open-mindedness, we have agreed to undertake a fresh review of the case, by investigators who have had no prior involvement with the case, to evaluate the new information. Without having the materials and reports from the civil attorney in front of us at this time, it is difficult to say how long this review will take; however, we expect it will take at least 90 days.When our investigation is complete, we will meet with the family’s attorney to discuss our findings. Ultimately, the cause and manner of death, in any case, is determined by the Medical Examiner. In San Diego County, the Medical Examiner’s Office is an independent entity and separate from the Sheriff’s Department.”Zahau was found hanged, naked, bound and gagged on July 13, 2011 at the historic Speckles Mansion in Coronado, owned by her boyfriend, pharmaceutical CEO Jonah Shacknai.Although her death was ruled a suicide by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the County Medical Examiner, the Zahau family disputed that finding and in a wrongful death suit, alleged that 54-year-old Adam Shacknai, the brother of Zahau’s boyfriend, murdered her after a sexual assault and then staged the killing to look like a suicide.In early April, a California civil jury found Adam Shacknai guilty and he was ordered to pay Zahau’s family $5 million for the loss of Zahau’s love and companionship.The panel has not yet determined whether they will order punitive damages.Adam Shacknai released a statement Monday following the announcement from the Sheriff’s Department.“I welcome a fresh review by the San Diego Sheriff’s Office. As I have maintained from the beginning, I was in no way involved with Rebecca’s death, which was part of a tragic sequence of events, that also involved the loss of my six year nephew Max. I will be pleased to assist the investigation in any way requested, as I have all along.” April 16, 2018last_img read more

San Diego DA clears police in custody death of Earl McNeil

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, San Diego DA clears police in custody death of Earl McNeil 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – National City police and sheriff’s deputies will not face criminal charges in connection with the death of a drug-impaired mentally ill man following his combative arrest in the South Bay city last spring, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.Earl McNeil, 40, was high on methamphetamine and had been fighting with officers when he stopped breathing and suffered heart failure, Stephan told reporters. McNeil died in a hospital 16 days later due to brain damage from lack of oxygen, she said.According to the medical examiner’s office, a high level of methamphetamine in McNeil’s system could have been enough to cause his death. McNeil was agitated for two hours starting when he first came into contact with National City police officers in front of their headquarters, and that could have led to heart and respiratory failure, Stephan said.Stephan played a 55-minute compilation video of the events following McNeil’s arrest, including paramedics trying to revive him as they prepared to take him in for medical and psychological evaluation.Before playing the video for reporters, Stephan informed McNeil’s family that officers and deputies would not be facing criminal charges in connection with his death. She said they were respectful of her decision, calling them “extremely wonderful people.”McNeil’s death prompted a series of protests and arrests at city council meetings in National City in recent months.The events that led to the one-time gang member’s death began shortly before 5:30 a.m. May 26, when McNeil called the National City Police Department’s emergency-communications center from a telephone near the entrance to NCPD headquarters.“During his conversation with the dispatcher, McNeil requested to speak with an officer and made paranoid, threatening and irrational statements,” according to a statement from the agency. “When officers arrived to speak with McNeil, he was very agitated (and) paranoid and said he was in possession of a controlled substance.”In order to “de-escalate the situation,” officers handcuffed McNeil, the memo states. At that point, he allegedly began resisting and spitting at the personnel, prompting them to put him in maximum restraints and take him to San Diego Central Jail.“During the intake process with county jail staff, McNeil exhibited signs of medical distress, and NCPD officers called for paramedics,” according to police. “Paramedics responded and treated McNeil at the jail. McNeil was transported by paramedics to UCSD Medical Center for additional treatment.”McNeil died in the hospital on June 11.Stephan said McNeil was an informant for the District Attorney’s Office in the 2003 murders of two women and the wounding of a 7-year-old boy in the Dr. J’s liquor store shooting. McNeil — who had a substantial criminal record — was a witness in the case and the only benefit he received was relocation money for his family to move out of San Diego due to safety concerns, the county’s top prosecutor said.Warning: The video contains content and strong language that viewers may find disturbing. September 21, 2018center_img Posted: September 21, 2018 Updated: 5:12 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

NCIs Content Management Group DigitalSherpa Acquires SocialTract

first_imgZ Squared Media also operates the Content Marketing Institute and the Content Marketing World event and the continued growth from these groups necessitated the deal. Plus, Pulizzi says SocialTract needed significant investment in added services, a step that was getting crowded out by obligations to the other parts of the business. Content Marketing World is projected to double in size and Pulizzi is expanding the event internationally to Europe and Australia. “I knew we needed to take the next step and heavily invest in our processes and technology or find a partner like DigitalSherpa to take it to the next level,” he says. “Having an ongoing blogging solution for a lot of our customers was all they needed, but many needed a lot more service and integration and that’s where DigitalSherpa makes perfect sense.”Since its launch in 2009, DigitalSherpa has proviced content marketing services to more than 2,000 local businesses. DigitalSherpa, a content marketing firm and division of real estate media company Network Communications, Inc., has purchased SocialTract, a content marketing service started by Z Squared Media founder Joe Pulizzi. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and SocialTract director of client services Beth Brinton and editorial director Janet Okoben will continue with the company. Pulizzi will stay on as CEO for a transition period. Both groups target the small business community, with the majority of SocialTract clients in the HVAC/HVACR market. SocialTract essentially creates blogs and provides ongoing content and social media integration for businesses looking to build an online content operation. last_img read more

Pompeo In Houston US Energy Dominance Good For The World

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaCERAWeek host Daniel Yergin, left, discusses energy and foreign politics with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Hilton-Americas in Houston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.center_img U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States’ growing energy dominance helps its geopolitical goals.Speaking at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on Tuesday, Pompeo said the United States is not just exporting energy, but also its commercial values.“Our model matters now, frankly, more than ever in an era of great power rivalry and competition where some nations are using their energy for malign ends and not to promote prosperity in the way we do here in the West,” Pompeo said.He singled out several countries, including China, Russia and Iran, which he called “bad actors.”Pompeo called on both American and foreign companies to work with the U.S. government to help more countries get their oil and gas from the United States.In a report released Monday, the International Energy Agency forecasts the United States will become a net oil exporter in the next few years and even challenge Saudi Arabia for the top exporting spot. X 00:00 /00:47last_img read more

The New Face of Coppin

first_imgDr. Maria ThompsonFresh-faced and energetic, Dr. Maria Thompson smiled at the ballooning crowd of staff and faculty members crammed inside Coppin State University’s meeting hall to greet her on May 22. Immediately, she expressed her excitement. “I want to thank all of you for the well-wishes,” she said. “Many came from people I do not know.”Dr. Thompson, 53, begins her tenure as the university’s first female president on July 1. She has spent the past four years as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta, but in a phone interview with the AFRO, Dr. Thompson said it was her undergraduate experience at Tennessee State University that drew her to Coppin.“The fact that I am a product of a similar institution – an urban HBCU – Tennessee State University,” she said, “not only am I a product, I’m a legacy product because my parents went to Tennessee State University, my grandmother attended Tennessee State University, I have a niece now – my brother’s child – who is attending Tennessee State University, so I just know from a firsthand experience the transformational power of an urban public HBCU.”At the Coppin meet-and-greet, Dr. Thompson did not take questions from staff and faculty. In the AFRO phone interview, she explained that she “listens more than she talks,” and she will hear from campus leaders and the chancellor before developing specific strategies to tackle the university’s struggles with declining enrollment and low graduation rates.“The fact that the institution has been around for so long speaks to the foundational strength of Coppin State University despite the fact that there may be some challenges that have to be faced,” she said. “An institution can’t exist since 1900 and not have some innate strength. So whatever those strengths are and whatever the aspirations and dreams of the students and faculty are, those are the things we are going to build on.”Dr. Thompson is credited with restructuring SUNY Oneonta’s academic affairs office and executing a plan at Tennessee State that increased externally funded projects to more than $45 million through grants and contracts. She spent 13 years leading research and sponsored programs at TSU.She said her work at both universities helped her develop a balanced leadership style because she gained experience working internally with faculty and students and externally with university stakeholders.The college administrator completed leadership programs led by Harvard, the American Council on Education, and the American Academic Leadership Institute. In addition to her baccalaureate degree from TSU, she earned a master’s from The Ohio State University and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee in textile science and textile economics.When asked about recent police brutality protests in Coppin’s backyard last month, Dr. Thompson said “focusing on an excellent educational experience for individuals is the only way to make any kind of lasting change . . . because ultimately education transforms individuals, individuals transform families, families transform communities, communities transform cities, and cities transform nations.”Dr. Thompson will replace interim president Dr. Mortimer H. Neufville, who was appointed to a two-year term by the USM Board of Regents in 2013 following the faculty vote-of-no-confidence and resignation of former president Dr. Reginald S. Avery.“For many, Coppin is a second chance, but I want Coppin to be a first chance institution,” Dr. Neufville said at the Coppin event after thanking the administration for support. He urged the Coppin community to extend that support to Dr. Thompson.Faculty and staff members who attended the meet-and-greet appeared optimistic about the school’s new leader. “The insurgence of a young female president may be what we need to move forward,” said Gillian Hallmen, Coppin’s assistant registrar. “It’s a very challenging time because of our enrollment rates coupled with graduation rates that have been steadily declining, but I think her presence will have a metamorphosis on critical issues here.”Dr. Nicholas Eugene, a math professor, called Dr. Thompson “young and hungry.”“When you have young persons, they have something to prove so they can move on to the next job, and to me that is important when compared to the past two presidents,” he explained. “To move the university forward, you need someone who can accomplish things . . . we don’t need someone to manage, we need someone to make a cultural change.”On May 15 and 16, Coppin graduated roughly 600 students and spring classes have ended, but Coppin senior Grace Kelly Anoma was eager to return to campus and meet the new president.“I’m really excited,” Kelly said. “She is coming in with fresh eyes. She is vibrant. So, I’m really behind her. And I believe she is the first female president. Yes, girl power! Instagram was blowing up when we heard about that.”Mr. Coppin winner Brandon Jacobs was equally supportive, saying Dr. Thompson’s credentials speak for themselves.The newly-minted leader says for now, her immediate focus is relocating and immersing herself in the Baltimore community, including finding a place to practice her hobbies. “I love yoga, gardening, cooking, and singing,” she said.She again stressed her enthusiasm about leading Coppin. “It doesn’t seem like a job,” she said. “It’s going to be joy.”last_img read more

Research group creates longer lived and more efficient quantum memory

first_img Spin waves are where the electronic spin of one atom is transferred to another and then to another and so on propagating through a group. In this new research, the team found that by embedding information in a spin wave, and then retrieving it later, they could take advantage of the time it takes for the propagation to occur all the way though all of the atoms, thus allowing for holding onto quantum state information for a specified period of time.To make this come about, the team built a magneto-optical trap that first slowed atoms down using a laser beam. Once slowed, the atoms were held steady using magnets in a vertical triangular trap. When a photon was introduced, it caused a spin that was propagated through the atoms, creating a spin wave. At the other end, another laser fired at the same frequency as the first but with the opposite polarization caused the spin to be converted back into a photon, which revealed the quantum state information that had been held first in the original photon, and then conveyed through the wave. Using this technique, the team found that they could hold on to the quantum state information for 3.2 milliseconds and that the process was between seventy one and seventy five percent efficient.What’s more, the team believes that if optical lattices were introduced into the trap, i.e. crossed laser beams with different frequencies, they could make the whole system even more efficient. They also believe that this new process could be used as a means for creating memory storage in an actual quantum computer. More information: Efficient and long-lived quantum memory with cold atoms inside a ring cavity, Nature Physics (2012) doi:10.1038/nphys2324AbstractQuantum memories are regarded as one of the fundamental building blocks of linear-optical quantum computation and long-distance quantum communication. A long-standing goal to realize scalable quantum information processing is to build a long-lived and efficient quantum memory. There have been significant efforts distributed towards this goal. However, either efficient but short-lived or long-lived but inefficient quantum memories have been demonstrated so far. Here we report a high-performance quantum memory in which long lifetime and high retrieval efficiency meet for the first time. By placing a ring cavity around an atomic ensemble, employing a pair of clock states, creating a long-wavelength spin wave and arranging the set-up in the gravitational direction, we realize a quantum memory with an intrinsic spin wave to photon conversion efficiency of 73(2)% together with a storage lifetime of 3.2(1) ms. This realization provides an essential tool towards scalable linear-optical quantum information processing.via Arstechnica 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. Quantum memory for communication networks of the future Journal information: Nature Physics (Phys.org) — One of the main sticking points to creating a true quantum computer capable of performing meaningful work, is the problem of storing quantum state information in memory. Recent efforts have resulted in highly efficient memory that lasted only a short time or low efficient memory that lasts longer. Now, a combined group of two teams, one from China and one from Germany, have come up with a way that appears to offer the best of both worlds. As they describe in their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, they found that they were able to store quantum information in atomic spin waves. Citation: Research group creates longer lived and more efficient quantum memory (2012, May 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-group-longer-efficient-quantum-memory.html © 2012 Phys.Org Explore furtherlast_img read more

Suspected JMB terrorist nabbed from Sealdah

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police nabbed a person from Sealdah area suspecting him to be a member of the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on Friday night. He was produced before the Bankshall Court on Saturday and was remanded to police custody till February 23. This is the second arrest in connection with terrorist activity within a week.According to sources, on Friday evening, the STF sleuths got information that one Manirul Islam who was wanted for his anti-national activities were seen in Sealdah. Immediately, a team of STF went to the area and kept a strict vigil. At night, the sleuths located Islam there and nabbed him. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseSources informed that Islam was involved in the blast which took place at Bodh Gaya in Bihar during July, 2013. A series of 10 bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple. Five including two Buddhist monks were injured in the blast. Though the terrorist group called Indian Mujahideen were behind the blast, it is suspected that JMB terrorists are also connected with the same case. It is also suspected that Islam has a deep-rooted connection with JMB terrorist Kausar who was the mastermind behind the blast at Khagragarh in Burdwan. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataPreviously, the STF had arrested a JMB terrorist, identified as Abdul Matin from Kerala, a few days ago. Matin had obtained training from Simulia Madrasa and Mokimnagar Madrasa along with other accused persons of Khagragarh blast case. He became an active member of the JMB since 2010 when he was studying at Sher Shah Madrasa of Kaliachak in Malda. He had close connections with other JMB terrorists such as Nasirullah, Moulana Yousuf, Saidul, Jahidul and Saikul. Currently, Matin is in police custody.last_img read more

Hindi translation of Ghalib Danger unveiled

first_imgNational award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee launched the book ‘Ghalib Danger’ written by a famous writer, director, and producer Neeraj Pandey and published under the publication house Prabhat Prakashan. The book launch event took place in Constitution Club, Rafi Marg.Owing to the positive response towards the English translation of ‘Ghalib Danger’ – which was released in 2013 – the Pandey decided to launch its Hindi version. This book is about the life of a young man named Kamran Khan, a cocky young taxi driver of Mumbai, who aims to become highly famous. The story revolves around how the life of the protagonist changed when he saved a don named Mirza from being killed. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDuring the event, Pandey said, “Readers loved and appreciated the English translation of ‘Ghalib Danger’. After seeing such a phenomenal response from the readers, I am presenting the Hindi translation of this book and hope that the audience will like it too.” “I am proud to be a writer before being a director,” he added. On this propitious evening, Manoj Bajpayee congratulated Neeraj for his another big achievement and said, “I had the pleasure to work with him quite a few times in the past. We had a nice time together and I feel lucky to launch the book of my dear friend.” The event was moderated by famous Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntshir.last_img read more