Hon Akierra Misick responds to failing grade by PDM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Minister of Education, Hon. Akierra Misick has responded to media about the recent failing grade that her ministry and the government have received from the Opposition. Appearing quite calm, Misick told local media that she predicted the failing grades from the opposition since they represent a portion of the society who may be of the opinion that the government is not doing a good job. Hon. Misick however noted that there will be improvements.last_img

Physicist proposes simple experiment to detect foamlike structure of the universe

first_img Explore further More information: Is a tabletop search for Planck scale signals feasible, arXiv:1211.3816 [gr-qc] arxiv.org/abs/1211.3816AbstractQuantum gravity theory is untested experimentally. Could it be tested with tabletop experiments? While the common feeling is pessimistic, a detailed inquiry shows it possible to sidestep the onerous requirement of localization of a probe on Planck length scale. I suggest a tabletop experiment which, given state of the art ultrahigh vacuum and cryogenic technology, could already be sensitive enough to detect Planck scale signals. The experiment combines a single photon’s degree of freedom with one of a macroscopic probe to test Wheeler’s conception of “spacetime foam”, the assertion that on length scales of the order Planck’s, spacetime is no longer a smooth manifold. The scheme makes few assumptions beyond energy and momentum conservations, and is not based on a specific quantum gravity scheme. Set up of suspended blocks showing (dotted) the alternative paths for the photon. E is the single-photon emitter, D and D’ are the single-photon detectors. BS denotes the beamsplitter and M the mirror. DL is the fi ber optics delay line, and EB are the electronics that trigger D and D’ through cable C. The optical elements to widen the beam before and focus it after each block are left out for clarity. In the real experiment the blocks would hang side by side. Credit: arXiv:1211.3816 [gr-qc] Citation: Physicist proposes simple experiment to detect foam-like structure of the universe (2012, November 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-physicist-simple-foam-like-universe.html Journal information: arXiv (Phys.org)—Prominent physicist Jacob D. Bekenstein, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has proposed a simple experiment in a paper he’s uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, that he says could be used to measure quantum foam. Instead of looking to ever faster particle accelerators, he proposes using an ordinary block of glass, a laser and a detector.last_img read more

All you want to know about India Art Fair

first_imgThis is the time for the arty farty and the collectors to descend at the NSIC grounds in Okhla where the fifth edition of India Art Fair started on Thursday. The fair features 103 exhibitors from 23 countries. It is laid out in three adjacent gallery space with separate sections devoted to multi-media art and a speakers’ forum which will host more than 40 speakers over three days. From masters to relative newbies — they are all there with their works. So you have works by Akbar Padamsee in a solo by Priyasri Art Gallery.  On display are his recent oils along with a 12 ft mirror image, oil on canvas along with his other important oils. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gallery Ragini is displaying works by six Indian contemporary artists in a show called The Unbearable Lightness of Becoming. Artists include Ravi Gosain, Vishakha Apte, Saptarshi Das, Dhanur Goyal, Rashmi Mala and Tanya Gill.Kolkata gallery Experimenter is showing works by Bani Abidi, Rathin Burman, Adip Dutta, Nadia Kaabilinke, Naeem Mohaiemen and Hajra Waheed. The focal point? All of them respond to the moment of fracture of cities under crisis, duress, revolution and the taut and fragile relationship of people who live in them.Kathakari by Sidharth at the Gallery Art Konsult booth is about India’s ancient art of storytelling where the artist reinvents the tradition, picking up the anecdotes and characters from his life and turning them into visuals.Then Absolut is showcasing the collections which include Absolut Seth, Absolut Kher and Absolut Subodh Gupta.Worth a watch!last_img read more

KMC starts conducting expensive blood tests free of cost

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has started conducting costly blood tests free of cost for the treatment of kidney ailments, diabetes and heart and thyroid related problems.A senior civic official said costly tests like the liver function test, kidney test, thyroid test, lipid profile and fasting and PP sugar tests are done at KMC laboratories situated in the boroughs, free of cost. KMC has set up urban primary health centres in every ward, where treatment is done by specialised doctors. There are full-time and part-time doctors at the centres. A senior KMC doctor said the number of people suffering from diabetes and heart ailments has gone up sharply over the past few years. To combat the situation, special diabetic clinics have been opened in every borough where endocrinologists offer treatment to the patients. The clinics are being run once a week. The doctors treating diabetics in the wards refer critical patients to the special clinics. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe said what is most alarming is that children are often found to be suffering from diabetes because of sedentary lifestyle and wrong food habits. He said in many cases, the parents bring the children to the clinics but suddenly stop medicines when the sugar level comes under control. However, many of these children are found to be suffering from total renal failure when they grow up. He said if the children are found to be suffering from diabetes, the parents should sit with the doctors separately and know about the disease as well as the treatment. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe said heart diseases are going up among people coming from economically weaker sections. Heart treatment is very costly and state-run hospitals are overcrowded. In KMC clinics, the patients are examined by expert doctors, who treat them. In addition to this, patients suffering from respiratory distress are also treated there. It may be mentioned that KMC has set up 16 dengue clinics in Kolkata, where the patients are given medicines free of cost. The civic official regretted that as the tests are conducted free of cost, people prefer private laboratories to KMC labs. He said KMC will soon launch a campaign, urging pople to come to the KMC clinics and urban primary health centres.last_img read more

Empower women to speak for themselves

first_imgPrivileged women must empower and enable others to speak for themselves and not speak on their behalf, a panel of women professionals and writers said here on February 8, 2019. “Terms like #MeToo might be urban but the reality is same everywhere. Women face discrimination based on their looks even in villages. Body shaming and sexual harassment happen everywhere,” popular writer Shuchi Singh Kalra said at the ongoing sixth Kolkata Literature Festival of 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShe said it is the responsibility of the women who have a platform and are in the position to speak and be heard, to pull others up. “I think it is a situation of a complete lack of power for the woman of rural and minority communities. They are very aware but as they are not privileged. It is harder for them to make their voices heard,” publishing professional Arpita Das said. Pointing out the importance of individual voices being heard, Das said: “I agree that responsibility does lie with urbane privileged women to speak for ourselves and also empower, enable other women to speak for themselves, not speak for them”. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”That is the big mistake feminist movement has done earlier,” she said. “I think we need to move away from the toxic narrative that is building up. It is not about male bashing. Both men and women are equally victimised by the patriarchal mindset, so a more balanced and inclusive perspective is needed,” Kalra said. According to the panel, MeToo movement has enabled more conversation at workplaces. Talking about the change that the movement has brought along, inter-cultural corporate coach Arti Kelshikar said: “There is more of weariness if not fear. People are worried and more careful in a corporate setup”. She said a man who works with foreign banks had disclosed that he makes sure not to talk one on one with interns and new employees. Addressing the issue of body shaming, Kalra, the author of ‘I am Big-So what!?’ remarked: “If everybody is tall, fair, thin we would be clones of each other. Why can’t we accept people of different shapes, sizes and colours”. She said now there is some representation of the plus size in cinemas and clothes are also available, but there is a long way to go. A Kelshikar who has 15 years of experience in corporate fields, said shockingly a woman’s dress, her marital status and even her identity everything is a point of discussion’ at workplaces.last_img read more