HOT OFF THE PRESS Read Wilmington Senior Centers October Newsletter

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Read the Wilmington Senior Center’s October 2018 Newsletter HERE.Highlights from the latest “Buzzell Buzz” include:Notes from Elderly Services Director Terri MarcielloInformation on the Community Teamwork’s Fuel Assistance ProgramInformation about upcoming events, including: Fire Safety & Prevention Month Event; Meditation Classes; Grand Opening of “Our Moment Cafe;” Visit to Wilmington Arts Council; the Buzz Book Club; the Caregivers Support Group; Wilmington Has Talent Holiday Edition; Fire & Fall Prevention Program; Homestead Seminar; Game Night; Pumpkin Decorating; and Doris’ Craft CornerInformation about: Birthdays, Condolences, Guess Who Contest?, and Get Well Wishes.The Senior Center’s October Calendar of EventsLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s September NewsletterIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s August NewsletterIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s July NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more

Comilla youth chopped dead

first_imgA young man was chopped to death and two others injured in an attack allegedly by local Jaitya Party men over playing badminton at Darichar village in Homna upazila in Comilla on Friday night.Police said a group of young men, including Rubel, son of Warish Miah, was playing badminton in the night.At one stage, Munna, an activist of Ghagutia union unit of Jatiya Party, came to the spot and tried to forcibly join the game.However, Rubel protested the matter which led to an altercation.Following this, Munna called in his party leaders and activists to the badminton court.Later, Munna along with his party men, including president of Ghagutia union unit of Jatiya Party Malek Afsari, again engaged in an altercation with Rubel.At one stage, they hacked Rubel with sharp weapons, leaving him dead on the spot.Two other people also sustained injuries in the attack.Victim’s father Warish Miah filed a case on Saturday against 16 people with Homna police station in this connection, said officer-in-charge of the police station Rasul Ahmed Nizami.Police, meanwhile, arrested four people, including Malek Afsari, over the murder.last_img read more

UK Parliament passes Brexit bill

first_imgA television grab show members of the House of Lords debate the Brexit Bill. The House of Lords gave final approval on Monday to a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to notify EU leaders of Britain’s intention to leave the European Union following last year’s referendum. Photo: AFPParliament gave its approval Monday for Prime Minister Theresa May to start Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, even as Scotland signalled its opposition by announcing plans for a fresh independence vote.The House of Lords rejected a last-ditch attempt to amend a bill empowering May to begin Brexit, paving the way for it to become law as early as Tuesday.The prime minister could then trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty at any time, starting two years of talks that will end with Britain becoming the first country to leave the bloc.May’s spokesman sought to play down speculation that she would send her notification letter to the European Council on Tuesday, when the bill is expected to receive royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II.“We have been clear that the prime minister will trigger Article 50 by the end of March,” her spokesman said ahead of the vote, heavily emphasising the word “end”.But the prospect of an imminent start to Brexit was enough to push the nationalist devolved government in Scotland into calling for a new independence referendum.May has said Britain will leave Europe’s single market in order to cut immigration, a move that the Scottish National Party (SNP) in power in Edinburgh has warned would be highly damaging to jobs and growth.SNP First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said since the June referendum vote for Brexit that Scotland, where a majority wanted to stay in the EU, sought a different future.On Monday she made good on her warning, promising to give Scotland “a choice at the end of this process” by early 2019 — before Britain leaves the EU.The European Commission, however, quickly responded saying that Scotland would have to reapply to join the EU rather than inheriting Britain’s membership.Countdown to BrexitMay has the power to block the vote and said that another referendum, after Scots voted by 55 percent to reject independence in 2014, would only cause “uncertainty and division”.But Sturgeon’s call pushes to centre stage one of the prime minister’s biggest concerns about Brexit—that it could lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom—as she prepares to fire the starting gun.The other 27 European leaders are prepared for Britain to trigger Article 50, which begins a two-year countdown to Brexit, this week.However, speculation is growing that it may now be delayed until after a March 25 summit in Rome to mark the EU’s 60th birthday—timing that would likely be welcomed in Brussels.Once May has notified the EU of her decision by letter, the bloc will take just 48 hours to issue its first draft proposal for the negotiations, with a follow-up meeting planned on April 6.The actual talks are not expected to begin for months.The bill empowering May to begin Brexit was forced on the government by a Supreme Court ruling and was held up when the House of Lords voted for amendments demanding guarantees for EU nationals’ rights and a parliamentary vote on the final withdrawal deal.Brexit minister David Davis successfully urged MPs to overturn the changes earlier Monday, saying: “We will not enter the negotiations with our hands tied.”The House of Lords then conceded, passing the bill unamended late on Monday.‘Shame on you’The Lords amendment demanding protections for more than three million Europeans living in Britain was defeated by 335 votes to 287 by MPs—prompting shouts of “shame on you” from protesters outside.Around 150 people had gathered to urge MPs to back the change, including Karin Templin, a 39-year-old architect who was born in the US but is now British.“I’m appalled at the UK government, at this stupid ridiculous game that means they won’t guarantee the rights of everybody who wants to stay in their home and in their jobs. I’m disgusted,” she said.May’s government says it wants to guarantee Europeans’ rights to stay in Britain, but cannot until EU leaders offer similar rights to British expatriates.The other amendment that was overturned would have given parliament the right to decide whether to accept the final Brexit deal.May has promised lawmakers a vote on the deal but only if she accepts it—insisting her ability to walk away will strengthen her hand in negotiations.last_img read more

Trump fears Mueller interview could be a perjury trap

first_imgUS president Donald Trump answers a reporter`s question as eight different phones and recording devices placed on his desk by reporters and White House staff members record his words during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US, 20 August 2018. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump said on Monday he was worried that any statements under oath he provides to Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be used to bring perjury charges against him as part of the probe into Russia’s electoral interference.In an interview with Reuters, Trump echoed the concerns of his top lawyer in the probe, Rudy Giuliani, who has warned that any sit-down with Mueller could be a “perjury trap.”The president expressed fears that investigators could compare his statements with that of others who have testified in the probe, such as former FBI Director James Comey, and that any discrepancies could be used against him.“Even if I am telling the truth, that makes me a liar,” Trump said. “That’s no good.”Despite his concerns, Trump did not comment on whether he would ultimately agree to an interview with Mueller, who is, among other things, investigating whether Trump’s campaign team colluded with Russians during the 2016 election and whether Trump has obstructed justice in the probe.Trump also declined to say whether he might strip Mueller of his security clearance, as he did last week to former CIA Director John Brennan, who had repeatedly criticized Trump’s handling of foreign policy and national security issues.Russia has denied interfering in the 2016 US election and Trump has denied any collusion took place.last_img

Munshiganj BCL president arrested in theft case

first_imgLogo of arrestThe president of the Munshiganj unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was arrested from the district town on Saturday night in a case accusing him of physical assault and theft, reports UNB.BCL is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).A certain Rehana Begum filed the case against Faisal Mridha, 28, and five others with Munshiganj sadar police station in the evening.She accused them of barging into her house on 27 June, physical assault, theft of money and jewellery.Gazi Salauddin, officer-in-charge of sadar police station, said it is not a political case. “It’s been filed over some local issues,” he said.last_img read more

Tunable quantum cascade laser

first_img Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. More information: Kazuue Fujita, Tadataka Edamura, Shinichi Furuta, and Masamichi Yamanishi, “High-performance, homogenous broad-gain quantum cascade lasers based on dual-upper-state design,” Applied Physics Letters (2010). Available online: link.aip.org/link/APPLAB/v96/i24/p241107/s1 Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — One of the issues associated with lasers is their tunability. In many cases, if you want to produce a particular wavelength, you have to build a laser to accomplish this. In order to get another wavelength, you may have to build a different laser. A tunable laser would provide an opportunity to adjust the wavelength, without the use of another laser. One novel quantum cascade laser design that could achieve this is based on a dual upper state design. Citation: Tunable quantum cascade laser (2010, July 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-tunable-quantum-cascade-laser.htmlcenter_img A team at the Central Research Laboratory at Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. in Japan has come up with, and tested, a tunable quantum cascade laser design that demonstrates broad optical gain. Their work is published in Applied Physics Letters: “High-performance, homogenous broad-gain quantum cascade lasers based on dual-upper-state design.”“Usually, quantum cascade laser designs have only one upper state, except for superlattice active region,” Kazuue Fujita, the lead author on the paper, tells PhysOrg.com in an email interview. In this case, though, there is an additional upper state added to the design of the laser. “The additional upper state is created by a first quantum well adjacent to the injection barrier. This state corresponds to a lowest energy state in the first quantum well.”Fujita goes on to explain that the regular upper state, seen in most conventional quantum cascade lasers, is designed to be nearly the same energy at operating condition as the state in the first quantum well. “Electrons are injected into the higher upper state via resonant tunneling from the previous injector. And then, electrons populated in the both upper states transit from both upper states to a lower state.” Both of these transitions contribute to optical gain.This new laser design would have a number of advantages over current quantum cascade laser designs insists Fujita. This laser design allows for broadband tuning. On top of that, there is weak dependence on voltage by these lasers, and they are not sensitive to temperature change. “Slow efficiency at threshold is observed to be nearly constant over the wide range. Also I-L characteristics show super-linear behavior. These distinctive features have never been observed in a quantum cascade laser so far,” Fujita explains. “I think this design concept holds large potentialities.”Fujita says that the design has actually been tested. “We have already fabricated and measured many lasers with the design. The lasers demonstrate very good performances. In addition, high temperature, continuous wave operation of the laser has also been achieved.”In terms of application, Fujita sees a great deal of usefulness, especially in terms of spectroscopy. Trace gas sensing is considered one of the more likely applications, since wide tunability is desired. “The external cavity quantum cascade laser with this design may operate very stable due to its low dependences on voltage and temperature,” he says. Due to its tunability, this quantum cascade laser design could also increase the cost efficiency of some applications. “This design can lead to high-performance broadband tuning. Therefore, the laser allows a reduction in the number of lasers in a spectroscopic analysis system.” Compact, wavelength-on-demand Quantum Cascade Laser chip created 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