CONCHETITION 2014

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Delano Williams judges Conch Fest; Kalooki’s, Mr. Grouper & Pavillion big winners Related Items:Bay Bistro, Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl, Chef Evans, conch cuisine, Conch Shack, conch-e-tition, Crackpot Kitchen, Danny Buoys, dudley stokes, erica hammond, Fresh Catch, Johnwoo Richardson, Kalooki’s, mr. grouper, Octavio Neto, Opus, Pelican Bay, Ricardo Daley-Diaz, Seaside Café, Seven, Somerset Pavillion TCI Community College-Provo, Toni Anne Thomas Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Nov 2014 – At this year’s CONCH-E-TITION, will have a thrilling panel judges…the former WWE Diva Erika Hammond from the USA, the founder of the Jamaican Bobsled team Dudley “Tal” Stokes, Providenciales, Roberta Novas Yoshida, Vice President of Grupo Radar, Brazil; Alain Peter Arthur, Executive Producer of Caribbean Vibrations TV-Canada; Yvonne Rankine-Drum, Customer Service Manager, InterCaribbean Airways, Providenciales andRalph Patrick, Accountant, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Providenciales. There will also be some other overseas invited guests….Octavio Neto, a Publicist and Journalist of Grupo Radar, Brazil; Toni Anne Thomas, Television and Filming Expert from Canada, Ricardo Daley-Diaz, Director of Photography for Caribbean Vibrations TV-Canada and Johnwoo Richardson, Caribbean Vibrations TV-Canada.The Conch cuisine competitors includes last year’s champion, Hemmingways, Hole In The Wall, new restaurant on the block…Kalooki’s, Fresh Catch, Conch Shack, Pelican Bay, Opus, Crackpot Kitchen, Chef Evans, Mr. Grouper, Bay Bistro, Seven, Seaside Café, Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl, Somerset Pavillion TCI Community College-Provo, Danny Buoys and Grandma’s Boy Kitchen & Catering. The home kitchen is Lil’ Chefs.A ticket costing of $25 entitles attendees to a tasting of every conch dish in the competition. A Grand Champion will be decided by popular vote of all attendees who return a completed ballot. There will also be prizes for winning chefs in each of three categories: Conch Salad, Conch Chowder, and Specialty Conch. Rain continues, flooding stops business as usuallast_img read more

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Hanley Wood RCD Form Alliance

first_imgConstruction publishers Hanley Wood and Reed Construction Data have announced an alliance that they say integrates content from RCD’s construction product directory, SmartBuilding Index, with information available through several of Hanley Wood’s Web and tradeshow channels. The aim, they say, is to leverage those existing products, audiences and customer relationships to deliver “the most comprehensive, data and content rich directories in the commercial construction marketplace.”Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton tells FOLIO: that the alliance came about following two meetings he had earlier this year with RCD CEO Iain Melville. “Those two meetings made it clear that RCD had significant information assets but limited ability to distribute them to architects while Hanley Wood had distribution but little or none of the product info that RCD collected as a matter of course,” he says. “That finding suggested a deal was possible, and we struck a deal that will in effect create an online directory of commercial building products that will reside on Hanley Wood as well as RCD sites.”Anton says both companies will sell advertising and sponsorships, and that there is a revenue sharing component to the deal.Reed Construction Data is owned by Reed Business Information, which over the last several months divested nearly all of its magazine publishing assets, except for RCD and Variety. Anton said the alliance does not mark an initial step toward Hanley Wood acquiring RCD from RBI. RCD’s Melville could not be immediately reached for comment.last_img read more

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Comcasts Xfinity apparently suffers outages across US

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy $155 at Google Express Share your voice 7 Sprint Internet Services Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $299 at Amazon The Cheapskate Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Tags DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Chris Monroe/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Comcast’s Xfinity internet service is struggling in huge pockets of the US. Down Detector Comcast’s Xfinity is suffering nationwide outages, according to Down Detector and Twitter users, with the internet service down altogether or slowing right now. The problem is hitting areas of California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington state. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Comcast,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 Angela Lang/CNET Tags See It Sarah Tew/CNET See It Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) damnit xfinity I was literally 5 minutes from the end of the second to last episode of big little lies and you had to do me like this pic.twitter.com/MKSUi73glg— Sarah Flourance (@BookishFeminist) August 6, 2019 See it 0 Comments $60 at Best Buy Read the AirPods review Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNETcenter_img $999 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $210 at Best Buy What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Turo Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read DJI Osmo Action preview Post a comment Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Boost Mobile See at Amazon Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Rylo $999 Read the Rylo camera preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $520 at HP CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The first outages were reported around 1:40 a.m. ET, according to Engadget. Some people got text messages about routine system maintenance — these noted that the disruption was expected to end at 6 a.m. ET.  However, Down Detector’s chart suggested that the problems continued well into Tuesday morning.The company hasn’t made a general announcement yet, nor has it responded to requests for comment.Xfinity suffered a similar outage last summer, and ultimately linked those problems to fibre cable cuts.First published at 1:48 a.m. PT.Updated at 9:15 a.m. PT: Noted Down Detector’s chart results. Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See at Turo Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Apple iPhone XS Share your voice $6 at Tidal I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See It Amazonlast_img read more

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Three US biologists win Nobel Medicine Prize

first_imgThis handout photograph taken on September 25, 2013 and released on October 2, 2017 by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) shows US geneticists (L-R) Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young during a lecture at Shaw College of the CUHK in Hong Kong. US geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize on October 2, 2017 for shedding light on the internal biological clock that governs the wake-sleep cycles of most living things. AFPUS geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for shedding light on the internal biological clock that governs the wake-sleep cycles of most living things.“Their discoveries explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronised with the Earth’s revolutions,” the Nobel Assembly announced.Life on Earth is adapted to the rotation of our planet. For many years, scientists have known that living organisms, including humans, have an internal clock that help them anticipate and adapt to the rhythm of the day.Hall, 72, Rosbash, 73, and Young, 68, “were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings,” said the Nobel Assembly.Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine members (L-R) Swedish American biologist, Professor Juleen Zierath, Professor of Medical Genetics Anna Wedell (Chair) and Carlos Ibanez, Professor in Molecular Neurobiology talk during a press conference as the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine are pictured on a display (L-R) US trio Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on October 2, 2017. ReutersThe clock influences such biological functions as hormone levels, sleep, body temperature and metabolism.It is what causes jetlag-when our internal clock and external environment move out of sync when we change time zones.Using the fruit fly as a model organism, this year’s laureates isolated a gene that controls the daily biological rhythm.“They showed that this gene encodes a protein that accumulates in the cell during the night and is then degraded during the day,” the Nobel team said.“Subsequently they identified additional protein components of this machinery, exposing the mechanism governing the self-sustaining clockwork inside the cell.”The trio will share the prize sum of nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.1 million or 937,000 euros).Last year, Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan won the prestigious prize for his work on autophagy-a process whereby cells “eat themselves”, which when disrupted can cause Parkinson’s and diabetes.last_img read more

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AntiMacron protests turn violent in Paris

first_imgA demonstrator throws a bottle containing yellow painting at riot police officers during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs on the Champs Elysees in Paris, on 1 December. Photo: AFPAnti-government protesters torched dozens of cars and set fire to storefronts during daylong clashes with riot police across central Paris on Saturday, as thousands took part in fresh “yellow vest” protests against high fuel taxes.Officers responded with tear gas after being targeted by protesters hurling rocks and other projectiles on the third weekend of demonstrations which have morphed into a broader rebuke of French president Emmanuel Macron.Smoke engulfed several shopping districts as the violence spread from the Arc de Triomphe, where crowds had gathered earlier hoping to march down the Champs-Elysees.While several dozens were allowed into the avenue after an ID check and search, many others — some wearing gas masks or ski goggles — remained behind and fought police manning barricades and water cannons.Protesters then led police on cat-and-mouse chases through other parts of the capital, setting cars and construction equipment alight and smashing windows.An assault rifle was stolen from a police vehicle, a source told AFP, though it was unclear if it was loaded.One person was in a critical condition after protesters pulled down one of the huge iron gates of the Tuileries garden facing the famed Louvre museum, crushing several people.”Those responsible for this violence don’t want change or improvement, they want chaos,” president Emmanuel Macron said in Buenos Aires where he was attending the G20 summit.Macron added that he had convened a meeting with prime minister Edouard Philippe, interior minister Christophe Castaner and other top officials in Paris on Sunday after his return from Argentina.”No cause justifies that authorities are attacked, that businesses are plundered, that passers-by or journalists are threatened or that the Arc de Triomphe is defiled,” he said.Philippe said the violence was “incredibly shocking” during a visit evening to a police barracks on Saturday evening.Authorities said at least 287 people were arrested in Paris and 110 injured, including 17 of the 5,000 police officers mobilised for the protests. Nearly 190 fires were put out and six buildings were set alight, the interior ministry said.Idiots who come to fightAn estimated 75,000 demonstrators, most of them peaceful, were counted across the country in the afternoon, the interior ministry said.The number was well below the first day of protests on November 17, which attracted around 282,000 people, and also down from the 106,000 who turned out last Saturday.Acrid plumes of smoke and tear gas, however, were testament to the escalation in violence in Paris, to the consternation of many of the “yellow vests”, so-called for the high-visibility jackets they wear.Along the opulent Avenue Foch near the Arc de Triomphe, home to embassies and luxury residences, protesters ripped out benches to form a blockade, one person waving a skull-and-bones pirate flag.Interior minister Castaner attributed the violence to “specialists in sowing conflict, specialists in destruction”.He did not rule out imposing a state of emergency — a demand made by the police union Alliance — declaring: “Nothing is taboo for me. I am prepared to examine everything.””We’re a peaceful movement, but we’re disorganised — it’s a mess because we don’t have a leader,” said Dan Lodi, a 68-year-old pensioner on the Champs-Elysees.”You always have some idiots who come to fight, but they don’t represent us at all.”Macron has to listenStores and restaurants along the Champs-Elysees as well as surrounding streets had boarded up windows, anticipating a repeat of the clashes last Saturday which Macron compared to “war scenes”.Chantal, a 61-year-old pensioner, said she was avoiding the “hooligans” but was determined to send Macron a message on the rising costs of living.”He has to come down off his pedestal,” she said under rain in the Champs-Elysees. “Every month I have to dip into my savings.”The “yellow vest” movement erupted on social media in October and has since become a wider protest against Macron, who is accused of failing to recognise the rising cost of living that has left many struggling.The countrywide protests have included many pensioners and have been most active in small urban and rural areas where demonstrators blocked roads, closed motorway toll booths, and even walled up the entrance to tax offices.Two people have died and dozens have been injured in the rallies, which opinion polls suggest still attract the support of two out of three French people.Attempts by the government to negotiate with the grassroots movement have failed, in large part because representatives have insisted on public talks broadcast on TV.Macron has sought to douse the anger by promising three months of nationwide talks on how best to transform France into a low-carbon economy without penalising the poor.He also vowed to slow the rate of increase in fuel taxes if international oil prices rise too rapidly but only after a tax hike due in January.last_img read more

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Ion trap quantum computing

first_img Explore further NIST Demonstrates Better Memory with Quantum Computer Bits 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. “Instead of moving ions around,” Stock continues, “you apply a two-ion operation between all neighboring ions at the same time. The created multipartite ‘entangled’ array of ions is a resource for quantum computing.” Actual computing is then based on measurement of ions in the array in a prescribed order and using a slightly different measurement basis for each ion. “In this scheme, it is the time required to read out information from the ions that critically determines the operational time scale of the quantum computer,” Stock says.Stock describes the measurement component as vital to this model of quantum computing. Instead of exciting the ions and getting them to emit a photon and measuring the photon, Stock and his colleague instead devised a different way in which they were able to measure the quantum bit encoded in a calcium ion. “You can use an ionization process to speed up measurement, since the electron can be extracted faster from the atom than you can get a photon out of an atom. The extracted electron is then guided onto a detector by the ion trap itself.” All of this takes place on a nanosecond time scale. “By speeding up the measurement,” Stock insists, “we can speed up the operation capability of the quantum computer.”Stock points out that this quantum computing scheme would be impractical as far as taking over common use from classical computers. “The lattice would have thousands of ions, which would need to be controlled, and carefully stored and protected. It means that the computer would be relatively large and impractical.”Uses for such a quantum computer are not limited to breaking data encryption. “This process would allow us to take problems of great complexity and still solve them on a humanly possible timescale. This could provide the key to modeling complex systems – especially perhaps in biology – that we can’t solve now. This would be a tremendous advantage over classical computing.”More information: Stock, René and James, Daniel. “Scalable, High-Speed Measurement-Based Quantum Computer Using Trapped Ions.” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.170501 . Copyright 2009 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. Citation: Ion trap quantum computing (2009, May 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-05-ion-quantum.html Stock, a post-doc at the University of Toronto, points out that ion trap quantum computing has made a lot of progress in the last 10 years. “Ions in traps have been one of most successful physical implementation of quantum computing in physical systems.” Stock believes that it is possible to use ion-trap quantum computing to create measurement-based quantum computers that could compete with classical computers for very large and complex problems – and even on smaller scale problems. His work on the subject, done with Daniel James, appears in Physical Review Letters: “Scalable, High-Speed Measurement-Based Quantum Computer Using Trapped Ions.”“One of the most important considerations in quantum computing is the fact that quantum computing scales polynomially, rather than exponentially, as classical computing does.” This polynomial scaling is what makes quantum computing so useful for breaking data encryption. In order to make data encryption more secure, one usually increases the number of bits used. “Because of the exponential scaling, breaking data encryptions quickly becomes impossible using standard classical computers or even networks of computers,” Stock explains. “The improved scaling with quantum computers could be one a biggest threads to data encryption and security.” While this sounds promising, Stock points this out that there are still problems with quantum information processing: “While scaling would be better with quantum computing, current operation of quantum information processing is too slow to even compete with classical computers on large factoring problems that take 5 months to solve.”The way ion-trap quantum computing works now – or at least is envisioned to work – requires that ions be shuttled back and forth around the trap architecture. Stock explains that this takes time. “As the complexity of problems and the size of the quantum computing to be implemented increases, the time issue becomes even more important. We wanted to figure out how we could change the time scale,” Stock explains. “We found that we could speed up the processing by using an array of trapped ions and by parallelizing entangling operations.” (PhysOrg.com) — “Right now, classical computers are faster than quantum computers,” René Stock tells PhysOrg.com. “The goal of quantum computing is to eventually speed up the time scale of solving certain important problems, such as factoring and data search, so that quantum computing can not only compete with, but far outperform, classical computing on large scale problems. One of the most promising ways to possibly do this is with ion traps.”last_img read more

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