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first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Login/Register With: “I’m not alone,” he continues, illustrating how changes in the music industry have hit virtually every working musician in some way. “As a result, bands/musicians are downsizing, recording at home, cutting corners wherever they can […] And with every band in the world back on the road, venues are clogged and ticket prices have tripled. For me it means being away from home and taking on more work than I ever have.”Michel goes on to reference a study that says “24% of musical professionals indicated they were considering leaving the music industry.” He says he believes that number is actually higher than reported. “Over the last few months, I’ve spoken to many brilliant life-long musicians (some you know) who are quietly beginning their exit strategy,” he explains. “I fear musicians are reluctant to admit any of this because so much of this industry is perception.”He concludes by telling fans not to feel sorry for him. Rather, he is warning music lovers of a big shift that might be on the horizon. “Music fans deserve to know how this all works and why artists they love may soon be gone.”By Melody Lau Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook It’s no secret that being a musician in the age of streaming can be difficult, but very few musicians actually break down just how hard it can be to make a living. That’s why Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel took to Facebook this week to give people a “peek behind the curtain” of what’s really going on.In a lengthy post published on Tuesday, which has now been shared by over 2,400 people, Michel opens up about some of the finances and math behind his income. He notes that his album sales have dropped by 95% this year as a result of music streaming services. He also adds that he has never worried about his financial stability till this year. In an act of complete transparency, he uses his song “Purgatory Cove” from his latest album, White & Gold, as an example of how little one track earns now. “This song has been in the TOP 20 charts (CBC Radio 2 & 3) for 10 weeks, climbed to #3. In 2018 that equals $44.99 in sales.” Advertisementlast_img read more

63 voting in sixth phase

first_imgNew Delhi: Sporadic violence in Bengal and allegations of malfunctioning electronic voting machines in Delhi marked the sixth round of the election, which took place for 59 seats across seven states. The overall turnout was 63.3 per cent.Elections were held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eight constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, four in Jharkhand and seven seats in Delhi where votes were cast by a number of public figures, including President Ram Nath Kovind, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkWith Sunday’s polling, votes have already been cast in nearly 89 per cent of the 543 constituencies, while the last phase of voting will take place on May 19 for the remaining 59 seats. The Election Commission (EC) announced 63.3 per cent turnout across the states and Delhi, with West Bengal recording over 80 per cent polling and the national capital registering just 60 per cent. Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh, Harsh Vardhan and Maneka Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sheila Dikshit as also celebrity contestants Gautam Gambhir, Vijender Singh, Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’, Ravi Kishan and Hans Raj Hans were among several prominent faces in the fray. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenDelhi saw a dip in its turnout from 65 per cent in 2014, despite a three-pronged contest between the BJP, Congress and AAP with several high profile candidates, while the EC also appeared despondent at the low polling figure even after its concerted efforts to draw the voters to polling booths. In the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, 54 per cent polling was reported in 14 constituencies. SP president Akhilesh Yadav and Maneka Gandhi are in the fray in the state that sends 80 members to Lok Sabha. In Badohi, BJP MLA Dinanath Bhaskar and four others allegedly beat up a presiding officer in the Aurai assembly segment, accusing the official of deliberately slowing the polling process. In Azamgarh, Akhilesh is trying to retain his father and SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav’s seat against Bhojpuri film star ‘Nirahua’ of the BJP In Bihar, around 59.38 per cent turnout was recorded for the eight Lok Sabha seats. In Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency, a polling officer was killed at a booth in a freak incident of firing by a home guard before polling started. Haryana recorded around 66.30 per cent turnout in 10 Lok Sabha seats and officials said no untoward incident was reported and polling remained peaceful in the state. In Jharkhand, an estimated 64.46 per cent turnout was recorded for four Lok Sabha seat and officials said no untoward incident was reported. Madhya Pradesh, which recorded 59.96 per cent turnout, saw several heavyweights contesting the polls. In Bhopal, Congress veteran Digvijay Singh was locked in a battle with BJP candidate and 2008 Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur. Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is seeking re-election from Guna seat, is locked in a battle with BJP’s K P Yadav. Former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his family members exercised their franchise at their native village Jait.last_img read more

UNESCO chief condemns murder of Colombian journalist

8 July 2011The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom today condemned the murder of independent Colombian journalist Luis Eduardo Gómez, killed by unidentified gunmen on 30 June. The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom today condemned the murder of independent Colombian journalist Luis Eduardo Gómez, killed by unidentified gunmen on 30 June.“I am very concerned about the use of violence to silence journalists as there can be no good governance and rule of law without a free and independent press. I call on the Colombian authorities do all they can to find the perpetrators of this crime and bring them to justice,” said Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Mr. Gómez, 70, was shot dead on his way home in Arboletes, a town in the subregion of Urabá in Antioquia Department in north-east Colombia.A freelance journalist for several publications, Mr. Gómez was a witness for the prosecution in a case involving alleged links between politicians and paramilitary groups. Mr. Gómez is also said to have been investigating the death of his son who was assassinated two years ago in circumstances that have not been clarified, according to local reports. read more

Brock holds event for National Volunteer Week

Anyone who has helped with community events in the past year is invited to an appreciation event on April 20.In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 19 to 25), Brock Community Connections is having a volunteer appreciation event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Thistle 253.If you volunteered for any of Brock’s community events throughout the year, you are encouraged to attend. If you didn’t get the chance to volunteer, attend to find out what volunteer opportunities are available.Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome. RSVP to Kristen Smith at read more

Financing the 2030 Agenda What is it and why is it important

How high on the Secretary-General’s to-do list is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?Well, the timing of the meeting to discuss financing the Agenda might be a clue: it takes place on Monday afternoon, just before the General Debate of the General Assembly on Tuesday morning, when the eyes of the world will be on UN Headquarters in New York.A plan to transform the worldThe 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, commonly referred to as the 2030 Agenda, is being billed as a plan to “Transform Our World.”In 2015, UN Member States adopted the Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, which break down into three broad areas: people, planet and prosperity.The adoption of the Agenda was significant, as it was the first time that world leaders pledged common action in support of such a universal and ambitious policy agenda. As the name suggests, the organizing principle of the Agenda and the SDGs, is sustainable development, and this is also the key message to the world community.The UN defines sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This means taking into account, for example, the effects that unbalanced economic growth can have on the environment and people’s wellbeing.The SDGs provide a framework for sustainable development that improves the lives of everyone, everywhere. For example, ensuring that economies grow and provide decent work; that everyone has access to nutritious food, no matter where they live; and access to quality education for all. Source:UN SDGsUN in collaboration with Project EveryoneFrom 2015 until 2030, Member States, civil society and other partners are mobilizing efforts to change the way the world does business: ending all forms of poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.Since 2015, the UN has been hosting several meetings every year, designed to monitor the progress of Member States and partners, including the private sector, in changing business practices to ensure that the SDGs can be met.The foundations for the financing of the SDGs were laid in July of that year, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which took place in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa, in a document called the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. It provided a new global framework for financing sustainable development by aligning finance with economic, social and environmental priorities; and set out a list of over 100 concrete measures, touching on finance, technology, innovation, trade, debt and data, in order to reach the SDGs.Progress and setbacksSince then, there have been positive signs. Just a week ago, at the Global Climate Action Summit, it was estimated that new UN-backed commitments to take action against the damaging effects of climate change could result in $26 trillion in economic benefits worldwide, and help create 65 million new “low-carbon jobs” by 2030.Many welcome initiatives by governments and companies were noted. For examples, the Investors Agenda, one of the focus areas of the Global Climate Action Summit, brought together nearly 400 investors, managing $32 trillion of assets, who pledged to scale up the flow of capital into climate action, and a more sustainable, low-carbon economy.However, whilst this new way of running the world presents a huge investment opportunity, public or private resources, and investments remain stubbornly far below what is needed to meet the 2030 targets.Too much investment remains short-term and volatile, and the systemic change needed  transform economies and societies is not yet happening. Governments need to make it easier for business to finance and invest in sustainable development projects, the private sector needs to mobilize for long-term investment, and new solutions for financing the SDGs must be created.The High-Level Meeting on Financing the 2030 AgendaWhich brings us back to Monday’s meeting. It can be expected that the timing, and the senior status of politicians taking part, will ensure that considerable attention will be directed to the proceedings, and the outcome.The Secretary-General will open the meeting, followed by Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Heads of State and Government will also participate, as well as senior representatives of leading private sector investors, financial technology innovators, and foundations.Mr. Guterres has indicated that this meeting will be used to build momentum and political support at all levels; step up engagement with the private sector; and make the most of innovative solutions to finance the SDGs.It will also be the forum for the launch of his Strategy for Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which has three objectives:1. Aligning global financial and economic policies with the 2030 Agenda2. Enhancing sustainable financial strategies at the regional and country levels3. Exploiting the potential of financial innovations, new technologies and digitalization to provide equitable access to finance.After the meeting, the process continues, with several follow-ups scheduled for this year, and into 2019. The road is long, complicated and filled with potential potholes, but the commitment from the UN is clear: transform the world for the better by 2030. read more

Alex Salmond warns voters they have not seen the last of him

first_imgTo heckling from Tory activists, he said: “But overall results show the SNP will have won a majority of the seats in this country and a majority of the votes, something which I suspect the Prime Minister would like to be able to claim in the early hours of this morning but may not be able to do so.”While the SNP may have been reduced in numbers at Westminster, he said they will still have “very substantial influence indeed”. Mr Salmond said: “And I know that my colleagues will seek to use that influence to keep the Conservative Party from power and to build a progressive alliance to take this country forward and to avoid the calamity of hard Brexit.”Speaking later to BBC Scotland, he refused to be drawn on whether he thought Nicola Sturgeon should drop her demand for a second independence referendum.However he said he was teasing the Tories with his argument that they had not seen the last of him. In his victory speech, Mr Clark said: “The silent majority have spoken. We’re proud to be part of the United Kingdom.” alex salmond Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Alex Salmond’s defeat is a huge blow for SNPCredit:getty Alex Salmond has warned Scots they have not seen the last of him after losing his seat to the Tories in the most sensational upset of the General Election.The former First Minister quoted a Jacobite song in his concession speech, saying: “You’ve not seen the last of my bonnet and me.”Although he won a majority of 8,687 at the 2015 election in the Gordon seat, the Tory vote increased by 29 points to give Colin Clark victory by 2,607 votes.A defiant Mr Salmond insisted the SNP had still won the election in Scotland, having held a majority of seats, and refused to blame Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a second independence referendum.Instead he argued that the surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn had led to Left-wing and pro-independence voters switching support from the SNP to Labour, allowing the Tories to come through the middle.The former SNP leader predicted that the Nationalists would now try to form a “progressive alliance” with Mr Corbyn to keep the Tories out of power.Mr Salmond, whose father died this week, said: “The Scottish National Party have lost many fine parliamentarians this evening and that is a grievous blow to the SNP.”last_img read more

Beachgoers warned not to swim at twelve Dublin beaches

first_imgGIVEN THE LESS-THAN-GREAT weather lately, it probably hadn’t crossed your mind anyway – but one local authority in Dublin is warning beach-goers to stay out of the water.Fingal County Council has issued a warning for 12 beaches across North County Dublin advising people not to swim in the sea.The council said that pump station overflow caused by recent bad weather had affected the water at the beaches. Map showing the current restrictions at Ireland’s beaches Source: Splash.epa.ieThe council said it had been taking samples of the water every week during the most popular months for swimming.The beaches affected are: BalbrigganLoughshinnySkerries northSkerries southBalcarrickThe BrookTower BayMalahideVelvet StrandThe BurrowClaremontHampton CoveNotices have been placed at all the beaches to let bathers know about the warning, which is expected to last for three days.Read: Hurricane Bertha will miss us, but other possible storms are ‘being monitored’ > Read: Beach-goers warned about getting in the water at four Cork beaches >last_img read more

Facebook phone reportedly in the works

first_imgWhile the image above is just a modified photo of the HTC Wildfire, you may be seeing something similar in stores within the next couple of years. Those old rumors that Facebook was working on their own handset have returned, this time sounding much more legit.The report says that the social network is working with HTC on a Facebook-branded smartphone, which would feature the social network at its core. The phone’s firmware would be a modified version of Android, following in the footsteps of the Kindle Fire and the Nook Color/Tablet as Android devices that want to hide Android as much as possible. The handset, codenamed “Buffy,” supposedly will feature HTML5 web apps as a core way of distributing content.Facebook as a player in the mobile game makes perfect sense. Much like Google relies on placing advertising in their free services for revenues, Mark Zuckerberg and company make bank off of targeted social ads. If they can issue a hot phone that features the network — and its advertising — at its heart, then that guarantees that their profitable model will bleed successfully into the mobile frontier. The company’s rumored “Project Spartan” HTML5 app platform would fit right in with having their own platform — and also helps to explain the project’s eventual aim.Facebook has been distinctly hesitant in the mobile space, going no farther than issuing bare-minimum token apps for the major platforms. A Facebook for iPad app only showed last month — a full 18 months after the original iPad’s release. It’s now apparent that the tentativeness is only because the network has been biding its time, waiting until it formulated the best plan for maximizing profit in the mobile space.Apparently Facebook only just recently picked HTC as its partner (over Samsung), so the “Buffy” device is probably 12 to 18 months away from distribution.via AllThingsDlast_img read more

Military Porpoises Why dolphins whales and sea lions have been trained by

first_img Short URL 17,264 Views Bottlenose dolphin Source: DPA/PA ImagesA BELUGA WHALE spotted in Norwegian waters may have been trained by Russia for military purposes, it emerged earlier this week. The aquatic mammal was found by fishermen off the small village of Ingoya with local news outlet VG reporting that it was wearing a harness bearing the words “Equipment of St. Petersburg”.Whale training is not something carried out in Norway. Since the sighting, it’s been reported that the beluga is likely Russian in origin. And if it’s Russian then it is likely not for scientific research but for use by the military, experts have said. “If this comes from Russia and there is great reason to believe it, then it is not Russian scientists, but rather the navy that has done this,” Martin Biuw of the Institute of Marine Research told broadcaster NRK.Meanwhile, Audun Rikardsen of Tromsø’s Arctic University of Norway has said the Russian navy in Murmansk – the headquarters for Russia’s northern fleet – could be involved.Though a St. Petersburg beluga whale may seem a strange sighting, aquatic mammals – noted for their deep-dive abilities and sophisticated sonar – have in fact been trained for military use since the 1950s. ‘No match’The US navy has trained sea lions and dolphins since 1959 while, during the Cold War, the Soviet Navy also trained dolphins. So, what’s their purpose? Dolphins possess sophisticated sonar which helps them detect mines on the ocean floor. They can dive incredibly deeply and, like sea lions, have low light vision and underwater directional hearing .According to the US navy’s Marine Mammal Programme, more than a dozen different species of marine mammals, as well as sharks, rays, sea turtles, and marine birds were tested, and their sensory and physical capabilities explored the programme’s early days.  St. Petersburg beluga spotted in Norwegian waters. Source: Associated PressThe cetaceans soon became valuable assets in the nation’s defence system.The navy’s Marine Mammal Program has been located on Point Loma in San Diego since the 1960’s and today the navy relies on Bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions, which are known for their trainability and adaptability to a wide range of marine environments.This research has generated over 1500 scientific publications in the open scientific literature on their health, physiology,  sensory systems, and behavior.‘Enemy Frogmen’Dolphins are trained to detect and mark dangerous object underwater and alert naval offciers to unauthorised swimmers or divers. In 2003, it was reported that dolphins were being used in the Iraq war to clear a southern Iraqi port of mines. Several military dolphins had been flown in from Bahrain to check Umm Qasr Port.According to John Ismay, writing in the New York Times on Tuesday, dolphins “see” enemy frogmen by sensing sound waves bouncing off the hard calcium deposits in human bones, “and can sense mines buried by mud and silt on the seafloor by sensing the air void inside the mine’s casing”.Ismay has said dolphins “are fed a tailored diet of herring and mackerel among several kinds of fish daily. Through positive reinforcement with food and affection, each dolphin is trained to identify specific types of target — such as people, moored mines or bottom mines”. In February, Lina Zeldovich explored the tensions between the US navy – whose use of dolphins for military means has sparked debate over how ethical the practice is – and animal rights activists. In her piece, Zeldovich notes that the latter view the navy’s actions as “exploitative and immoral” while the military “sees its work as important, moral, and paramount to the safety of American citizens”. “Both sides state that they care about the animals, albeit in different ways.” Day of the Dolphin (1973) Source: Embassy PicturesOffensive weaponsOf course, marine mammals in the service of the military has also resulted in fiction only Hollywood could create. “Despite persistent rumours, dolphins are never trained to kill,” Ismay notes. That didn’t stop director Mike Nichols, however, from feeding such rumours for the silver screen. According to the US navy, decades of classification of the Navy’s missions led to media speculation and animal activist charges of dolphins used as offensive weapons – “claims that could not be countered due to that classification.”The Day of the Dolphin – a 1973 movie starring George C. Scott –  reinforced the idea that aquatic mammals were used for darker purposes. In the film, dolphins are trained to place a mine on the hull of the yacht of the President of the United States.For now, the US and Russian navy look likely to continue their cetacean training to track mines and explore the deep. In 2017, it was reported that the US Navy would replace its team of mine-tracking dolphins with under-water robots. That’s yet to happen, though. The US navy states on its website that “someday it may be possible to complete these missions with underwater drones, but for now technology is no match for the animals.”So, have Ireland’s military ever trained dolphins, sea lions or whales? contacted a Defence Forces spokesperson to find out.Their response?“No.” By Cónal Thomas Share59 Tweet Email3 Military Porpoises: Why dolphins, whales and sea lions have been trained by foreign military since the 1950s Dolphins possess sophisticated sonar which helps them detect mines on the ocean floor. May 4th 2019, 10:01 PM 12 Comments Saturday 4 May 2019, 10:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Have Your Taco and Snap Insta-Worthy Pics, Too, at T-MoBell Pop-Up

first_imgStay on target Lennon and McCartney. Batman and Robin. Peanut butter and jelly. Thelma and Louise. Bacon and eggs. Rocky and Bullwinkle. T-Mobile and Taco Bell?An unlikely pair, the mobile brand and fast-food chain have teamed up to bring smartphones and tacos to everyone.Following their successful “free taco every week” giveaway with T-Mobile Tuesdays during this year’s Super Bowl, the companies are back together with new co-branded stores.Promising food, freezes, and freebies (as well as on-location DJs), T-MoBell pop-ups will open at T-Mobile Signature Stores in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily on July 23 through 25.Each location will also serve up “celebrity” meet-and-greets to celebrate the opening; you’ll have a chance to snap a selfie with surprise special guests (including The Bachelor‘s Colton Underwood at the Chicago T-MoBell).Arrive early for your pick of exclusive merchandise, like taco-themed socks and a stick-on phone wallet. Then stick around for a chance to win “fun swag” (think sunglasses and taco-shaped foam hat).“People love tacos. And they love their phones,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said in a statement. “T-MoBell is the ultimate fusion of those two loves, and we can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve cooked up.”You don’t have to be a T-Mobile customer—or even in a T-MoBell launch city—to take advantage of the handouts.Just follow T-Mobile on Twitter starting July 23 (and stopping July 26) for your chance to win a year of free tacos (i.e. a $500 Taco Bell gift card), Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones, an Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 speaker, and more.More on Bell Gives Sneak Peek of Its Insta-Worthy Palm Springs HotelT-Mobile CEO John Legere Pens Cookbook/Business ManualT-Mobile and 20th Century Fox Announce Deal for Cheap Movie Tickets Which Carrier Has The Fastest Mobile Network?T-Mobile CEO John Legere Pens Cookbook/Business Manual last_img read more

Nokia phone maker launches new budget phones

first_img Adorama Tags Nokia 7.1 Nokia phones arrive in every shape and type Share your voice 4G LTE Nokia Post a comment CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 1:49 Amazon See It $249 Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Nokia 7.1 (blue) Nokia 220 4G and Nokia 105 have long-lasting batteries. HMD Global HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia phones, on Wednesday launched Nokia 220 4G and the new Nokia 105. The entry-level phones provide 4G and 2G connectivity to users in global markets. Nokia 220 4G offers HD voice calls over 4G LTE and allows users to go online via a web browser. Both phones come in durable, polycarbonate bodies, HMD Global said in a release.”The fourth-generation Nokia 105 builds on the winning formula of its predecessors offering great value for fans who are adopting mobility for the first time,” said Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global chief product officer, in the release. “As for Nokia 220 4G — this is our answer to for those who want readiness for HD 4G calls in a familiar Nokia feature phone package.”Nokia 220 4G can be used as a portable radio and has a long-lasting battery, with a standby time of up to 27 days, the company said. Nokia 105 also has a battery that can last for several days, as well as a built-in FM radio, it said.Nokia 220 4G will be available mid-August in blue and black, starting at 39 euros, or $43.50. Nokia 105 will be available in August in blue, pink and black starting at 13 euros or $14.50. US availability hasn’t yet been announced. HMD also said Wednesday the Nokia 7.1 is available for $249 (a $100 discount) at Best Buy until Aug. 3. Customers who switch to Verizon will get an additional $250 back.  $299 Originally published July 24 at 1:58 p.m. PT.Update, 3:25 p.m. PT: Adds information about Nokia 7.1 discount.  0 Preview • Nokia 7.1 wants to be your midrange hero phone See it $349 See It Phoneslast_img read more

Did quantum computing just take a quantum leap A twoqubit chip by

first_imgA team led by Xiaogang Qiang from the Quantum Engineering Technology Labs at the University of Bristol in the UK, have designed a fully programmable silicon chip to control two-qubits of information simultaneously within a single integrated chip, taking us closer to the quantum computing era. Read Also: Quantum Computing is poised to take a quantum leap with industries and governments on its side The researchers invented a silicon chip which guides single particles of light (or photons) in optical tracks called waveguides to produce quantum-bits of information called “qubits”. This small device can be used to perform a wide range of quantum information experiments. It can also be used to demonstrate how completely functional quantum computers can be engineered from large-scale fabrication processes. “We programmed the device to implement 98 different two-qubit unitary operations (with an average quantum process fidelity of 93.2 ± 4.5%), a two-qubit quantum approximate optimization algorithm, and efficient simulation of Szegedy directed quantum walks — fosters further use of the linear-combination architecture with silicon photonics for future photonic quantum processors” write the researchers on the paper titled “Large-scale silicon quantum photonics implementing arbitrary two-qubit processing”. The new design has solved one of the major problems faced during quantum computer development.  With the current technology, it is possible to effectively carry out the operations requiring just a single qubit (a unit of information that is in a superposition of simultaneous “0” and “1”). But, by adding a second qubit, it enables quantum entanglement, which exacerbates the problem. Qiang and colleagues have found a solution to this problem as their new quantum processor is capable of controlling two qubits. As mentioned in the paper “by using large-scale silicon photonic circuits to implement– a linear combination of quantum operators scheme –we realize a fully programmable two-qubit quantum processor, enabling universal two-qubit quantum information processing in optics”. The paper also mentions that the quantum processor has been fabricated with mature CMOS-compatible processing and consists of more than 200 photonic components. “It’s a very primitive processor because it only works on two qubits, which means there is still a long way before we can do useful computations with this technology,” says Lead author, Dr. Xiaogang Qiang. Read News What is Quantum Entanglement? Google AI releases Cirq and Open Fermion-Cirq to boost Quantum computation “The future is quantum” — Are you excited to write your first quantum computing code using Microsoft’s Q#?last_img read more

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The Cardinals aren’t exactly panicking, though. JohnSkelton has been more than adequate as Kolb’s understudy,going 4-1 as a starter, and 1-0 as a reliever. Skeltonplayed all but three snaps in the game after Kolb’sinjury.“We were about even on reps,” Skelton said. “Whoever isgoing to play is going to need to get more reps. “Really what it comes down to is whoever’s out there,whether it’s me or Kevin, being able to see everything andthen if you’re not in, you’re really the one getting themental reps.”What does Kolb think about the growing sentiment thatSkelton should start against the Bengals?“Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion,” Kolb said.“All I can do is come to work every day and work and do mybest to prove I need to be out there. I like being a partof this team, and I like the direction we’re going.”The Cardinals play the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium inCincinnati on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed tothis report Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb, who suffered aconcussion two weeks ago against San Francisco, was on thepractice field Wednesday in Tempe. But by his ownadmission, he’s not close to one-hundred percent.“I feel alright, I wouldn’t say normal, but I got a fewmore reps today and felt pretty good throughout practice,”Kolb said. “I felt better today on the field than I feltall of last week.” Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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