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UK regulator unveils new strategy to tackle gambling harms

first_img Email Address UK regulator unveils new strategy to tackle gambling harms Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Slots Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines The Gambling Commission of England, Scotland and Wales aims to make faster progress on reducing gambling related harms through its new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, with a focus on improving prevention and education efforts and enhancing treatment and support.The three-year initiative will run from 2019 to 2022. It will see the regulator work alongside public health bodies, charities and businesses to develop a strategy for preventing gamblers from developing problems, as well as developing a series of relevant interventions for those that develop dangerous habits.This is one of two strategic priorities set out in the strategy, alongside the development of a new plan for the treatment and support of problem gamblers. The Commission will continue to strictly enforce social responsibility controls on operators, as well as ramping up research into gambling related harm. This will see the regulator explore the possiblity of establishing a National Research Centre for problem gambling, and work towards creating a central data resource to support research. The strategy will be continuously monitored and evaluated to ensure it is successful in fulfilling its aims. This, Gambling Commission chair William Moyes said, would help regulators, public health bodies and the industry better understand the harms caused by gambling. The strategy had been designed to move away from “simply counting problem gamblers” to instead gain more insight into how gambling causes harm, he explained.“The success of this strategy relies on everyone working together to reduce gambling harms through prevention and education, and treatment and support,” Moyes continued. “Everyone has a role to play to combat gambling harms and I’m delighted that the health sector, charities and businesses are showing their commitment to get behind the strategy and make it a success.”Public Health England (PHE) will play a key role in this, conducting the first ever review of evidence on gambling related harm in England. The review will look at the range and scale of gambling harms, and identify the impact of gambling on peoples’ health and wellbeing.Rosanna O’Connor, director of alcohol, drugs, tobacco and justice for PHE, welcomed the strategy’s approach of treating gambling related harm as a public health issue.“There is an urgent need to develop a better understanding of these harms and how best to respond to them and PHE has been commissioned by Government to undertake a comprehensive independent evidence review on the public health harms of gambling,” she said.Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies, also spoke positively about the strategy, saying it reflects government expectations that the whole sector should come together to reduce problem gambling.“Protecting people from harm should be at the heart of every gambling business,” Davies said. “Addiction can ruin lives and it is vital that those who need help are given the right treatment at the right time.“Through increased research, education and treatment I want to see faster progress made in tackling this issue.”Problem gambling charity GambleAware worked with the Commission in developing the new strategy and its CEO Mark Etches has praised the regulator for its efforts. However, he added, more needed to be done to tackle problem gambling.Etches added: “Last year, 30,000 people received advice from the National Gambling Helpline and 9,000 people were treated via a national network of providers we fund.“However, less than 3% of the reported number of problem gamblers access services so it is clear there is much more to be done in raising awareness about this serious public health issue.”The launch of the strategy sees the Gambling Commission take direct control of its implementation, something that had previously been handled by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB). The RGSB, which has been rebranded as the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG), will shift to a more advisory role as a result. The previous three year strategy, which was in place from 2016 to 2019, was seen by the RGSB in having helped achieve progress in certain areas, such as having problem gambling recognised as a public health issue. It also saw prevention strategies become more sophisticated than simply promoting responsible gambling, the board added. However, the RGSB said the 2016-19 strategy ultimately “moved neither far enough nor fast enough” to develop a coherent national approach to problem gambling or evaluating the most effective forms of harm prevention. The Gambling Commission of England, Scotland and Wales aims to make faster progress on reducing gambling related harms through its new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, with a focus on improving prevention and education efforts and enhancing treatment and support. 25th April 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

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Is a 2021 stock market correction about to hit us?

first_img Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. A growing number of market watchers appear to be speculating that a general stock market correction could happen soon.And any pullback in stock prices could be an opportunity for the well-prepared investor with a long-term focus.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A stock market correction could be imminentThere seems to be mounting evidence that a return to ‘normal’ economic conditions may not be as swift as hoped for by many. And there appears to be an emerging assumption that recovery from the lockdowns could yet be a long haul from where we are now. Such views look like they’re tempering some of the initial elation regarding the approval of vaccines for Covid-19.  Meanwhile, the stock market as a whole tends to be a key indicator of what may happen. My recent observation is that leading cyclical stocks have been turning down recently. I’m thinking of companies such as banker Barclays, housebuilder Bellway, mining giant Antofagasta and others. Of course, in the short term, share prices don’t always directly relate to the strength of trading in underlying businesses. But I have observed that cyclical stocks had been leading the charge higher in recent weeks. And that was probably based on the assumption that the underlying businesses would improve their trading.Meanwhile, US trader Mark Minervini made a point this week when he Tweeted: “Money is rotating into laggard names and that’s usually a sign that a correction is looming.” Of course, traders and investors tend to reside at opposite ends of the stock-owning spectrum. But I like to follow Minervini’s insights because he’s very good at calling the big turns in the general stock market.My interpretation of his Tweet is that momentum traders have been moving money out of stocks that have risen a lot into shares that haven’t yet gone up much. And although he’s focused on the US stock market, the UK market often mimics movements from across the pond.A long-term focusNone of this really matters much to investors who focus on buying partial ownership of businesses by owning their shares. What does matter is the performance of the underlying business, its opportunities and threats, and the valuation a share price is assigning a company at any given time.But weaker share prices can produce opportunities to buy the shares of great businesses at better prices. And that’s why I’m interested in the possibility of a correction in share prices.I’m preparing by doubling-down on my efforts to identify and research stocks backed by companies with great businesses. I’m aiming for a holding period measured in years rather than in weeks and months.  So, market corrections are less important when holding. But they can provide a decent buying opportunity when I have some cash to invest.I reckon building and monitoring a watch list of quality shares is a great strategy. My list concentrates on the best names with the most attractive underlying businesses. And I’ll be ready to buy some of the shares while they offer better valuations during any correction in the markets. Of course, I could be wrong and the general stock market may continue higher from here. Either way, I’m ready. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Is a 2021 stock market correction about to hit us?center_img Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

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5% dividend yields! Cheap UK stocks to buy before the ISA deadline

first_img Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 5% dividend yields! Cheap UK stocks to buy before the ISA deadline FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Royston Wild owns shares of Tritax Big Box REIT. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tritax Big Box REIT and Warehouse REIT. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares There’s less than a month to go to make the most of ISA allowances for the 2020/2021 tax year. Investment products like the Stocks and Shares ISA are, in my opinion, great ways to try and make money with UK stocks without having to pay huge sums to the taxman. I use every opportunity to utilise as much of that £20,000 annual allowance as I can.Of course, investors don’t have to go out and buy UK shares before that 5 April cutoff date. It’s enough just to stick some money in that Stocks and Shares ISA with a view to using it later. But why delay when there are so many brilliant cheap British stocks to choose from today, I say?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Here are two I’d happily add to my own shares portfolio right now. What’s more, these particular British stocks carry huge dividend yields as well.Metals mammothI think Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP) is a great ISA pick for right now. Demand for precious metals is strong when the global economy struggles, as well as during the early part of the economic recovery as auto sales pick up. This allows share pickers to hedge their bets to some extent. I expect car industry consumption to remain strong for the next decade at least too, as green legislation requires more and more metal to be used in exhaust systems to reduce emissions.It’s possible auto demand for Sylvania Platinum’s product might fall sharply from the 2030s. This is because manufacturers are switching en masse to the production of electric vehicles from the end of this decade. These sorts of vehicles don’t have exhaust systems that are jammed with platinum group metals (PGMs) of course.Still, at current prices, I believe Sylvania Platinum might be considered too cheap to miss. The UK mining share trades on a rock-bottom forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5 times. It packs a tasty 5% dividend yield as well. This figure beats the broader average of 3.5% for British stocks by a comfortable margin.Another top UK value shareWarehouse REIT (LSE: WHR) also boasts the sort of all-round value I think would appeal to ISA investors like me. It trades on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.7 for the upcoming financial year (to March 2022). A figure below 1 suggests a UK stock might be undervalued. On top of this, the property play carries a meaty 5.1% dividend yield.The breakneck growth of e-commerce means warehousing and logistics space is at a premium. This is why City analysts think earnings at Warehouse REIT will rise around a third year-on-year in financial 2022. Fresh financials this week from Tritax Big Box REIT reveal how strongly demand for these sorts of properties is climbing. It said it enjoyed record demand in 2020 and that operating profit consequently rose more than 20% from the prior year.A long period of subdued consumer spending, allied with rising concerns over sustainability, might hit e-tail growth in the future. This could naturally dent demand for Warehouse REIT’s facilities. But I still think the UK property share is worth a close look at current prices. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Thursday, 11th March, 2021 | More on: SLP WHR See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Anna Richards

first_img Perhaps the most accomplished women’s rugby player ever to grace the game, Anna Richards won the last of her four World Cups as a 45-year-old in 2010, pulling the strings from fly-half to bring her stellar career to a fitting finish.While her sublime passing ability and unmatchable vision in the No 10 shirt were her hallmark, her coolness under pressure stands out most from her years in the game. That was evident in abundance at the 2010 World Cup. Called up as a last-minute replacement, she was masterful throughout the tournament, using her astute brain and nous to guide New Zealand through a tough final against England at the Stoop to prove that age is no barrier to class.The rarity at which New Zealand play Internationals between World Cups means that, despite her longevity, Richards’s cap tally hit just 49, but her brilliance will be remembered for years to come. TAGS: The Greatest Players LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Having played representative tennis and netball, she took up the game belatedly at 21 before debuting for the Black Ferns in 1990. She was also a vital cog in the Auckland team – the dominant force in the women’s game in New Zealand for some years – and, in fact, she was never beaten in her NPC career.Richards was one of the first female players to be inducted into World Rugby’s Hall of Fame and she’s now head coach of the Hong Kong women’s sevens team. She’s the first professional coach to take charge of the ambitious Asian side and, true to form, her charges have come on significantly over the past year.center_img Major teams: College Rifles, AucklandPosition: Fly-halfCountry: New ZealandTest span: 1990-2010 In a distinguished career, which also included club rugby stints in Italy and England, Richards is a true legend of the women’s game.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

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Presiding Bishop: Pray daily for president, Congress, all elected officials

first_img Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Rector Martinsville, VA January 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm May we not only pray for the month but rather every day. They need our help Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Jan 3, 2013 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Comments (1) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Faith & Politics, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has joined other religious leaders from the National Council of Churches in calling for a commitment of daily prayers for the president, vice-president, United States Congress and other elected officials beginning January 3 until January 21.January 3 is the first day of the new Congress; January 21 is the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.The presiding bishop has offered the following prayer from the  Book of Common Prayer (pp 821-822):O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth.  To the President and members of the Cabinet, to Governors of States, Mayors of Cities, and to all in administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties.  To Senators and Representatives, and those who make our laws in States, Cities, and Towns, give courage, wisdom, and foresight to provide for the needs of all our people, and to fulfill our obligations in the community of nations. To the Judges and officers of our Courts give understanding and integrity that human rights may be safeguarded and justice served.  And finally, teach our people to rely on your strength and to accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they may elect trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for the well-being of our society; that we may serve you faithfully in our generation and honor your holy Name. For yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Amen.  Other prayers are available by clicking here. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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GuideStar UK starts to publish online

first_imgGuideStar UK, the charity that has been set up to provide detailed information online about UK charities, has started to publish updates on its progress.The original holding page has been replaced by a site which contains information about the organisation, how it plans to create an online database of UK charities and its timetable to launch.Established by the Institute for Philanthropy, GuideStar UK will launch in a series of phases from early 2005. the first phas will cover the 160,000 registered charities in England and Wales. It will then extend coverage to charities in Scotland and Northern Ireland and to “excepted” and “exempt” charities in England and Wales. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 March 2004 | News Tagged with: Digital Finance Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. One year ago this month GuideStar UK was awarded a grant of £2.9m over 3 years from the Treasury’s Invest to Save Budget. This funding was designed to “cover part of the development and implementation stages of GuideStar UK.” GuideStar UK starts to publish onlinelast_img read more

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Tunnel of Oppression shows students scenes of suffering

Facebook I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Twitter Taylor Boser TAGSmental health + posts Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot Previous articleMen’s basketball bounces back with road win over Oklahoma StateNext articleReview: Nadine’s Oh My is a homage to art-pop Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Linkedin Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Facebook Linkedin Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent ReddIt printWhich one would you choose: An SMU Mustang or a Baylor Bear? Whatever you pick is how you will be labeled for the rest of your life.This decision students had to make was part of an activity during the Tunnel of Oppression event that represented being male or female and the forms of oppression that come with gender identity.The Tunnel of Oppression is a TCU event that allows students to walk through different rooms and scenarios of suffering that happens on campus and around the world.“There is a knowledge and awareness of things that are happening greater than just our backyard and our country,” said Imani Wimberly, co-chair of Tunnel of Oppression.One room focused on people recovering from addictions, another on mental illness in Hollywood and another on being a minority at TCU. The #BeingMinorityatTCU trended on Twitter in 2016.Sydney Senter, a first year pre-major, said the room full of tweets about TCU minorities surprised her the most.“There were so many different tweets all over the wall and how students that are minority feel just on their everyday life at TCU,” Senter said.The event partnered with different departments such as Women and Gender Studies, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Housing and Residence Life and Student Development Services. Students also helped plan the event, which Wimberly said helped set the tone.The Tunnel of Oppression is an experience designed to show oppressions and both sides of a story. Wimberly said he hopes people are able to have those conversations so they can hear the other side of things as well as educating other people on issues.This is the sixth time this event has happened at TCU and Wimberly said student reactions have been positive this year. Students said they took something away from the exhibit.“I think now that I’m aware of the oppression, I can maybe start to make a difference and if I notice it in my community at TCU, I can stand up for those people.” Michaela Hatfield, a first year pre-child development major.Standing up for people who are oppressed is just one small change.“If everybody does something small, then eventually it’ll be something a lot larger,” Wimberly said. ReddIt Twitter CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025 read more

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Caltech Scientists Identify Electronic “Noise,” Discovery Could Change Electronics

first_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Science and Technology Caltech Scientists Identify Electronic “Noise,” Discovery Could Change Electronics By KER THAN Published on Monday, November 10, 2014 | 11:30 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Cross-sectional image of ultra-low noise InP transistor. Electrons, accelerated in the high mobility channel under the 100-nanometer gate, collide and dissipate heat that fundamentally limits the noise performance of the transistor. Credit: Illustration courtesy of Lisa Kinnerud and Moa Carlsson, Krantz NanoArt/Chalmers UniversityA team of  Caltech scientists and engineers  has identified a source of electronic noise that could affect the functioning of instruments operating at very low temperatures, such as devices used in radio telescopes and advanced physics experiments.The findings, detailed in the November 10 issue of the journal Nature Materials, could have implications for the future design of transistors and other electronic components.The electronic noise the team identified is related to the temperature of the electrons in a given device, which in turn is governed by heat transfer due to packets of vibrational energy, called phonons, that are present in all crystals.“A phonon is similar to a photon, which is a discrete packet of light,” says Austin Minnich, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and applied physics in Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science and corresponding author of the new paper. “In many crystals, from ordinary table salt to the indium phosphide crystals used to make transistors, heat is carried mostly by phonons.”Phonons are important for electronics because they help carry away the thermal energy that is injected into devices in the form of electrons. How swiftly and efficiently phonons ferry away heat is partly dependent on the temperature at which the device is operated: at high temperatures, phonons collide with one another and with imperfections in the crystal in a phenomenon called scattering, and this creates phonon traffic jams that result in a temperature rise.One way that engineers have traditionally reduced phonon scattering is to use high-quality materials that contain as few defects as possible. “The fewer defects you have, the fewer ‘road blocks’ there are for the moving phonons,” Minnich says.A more common solution, however, is to operate electronics in extremely cold conditions because scattering drops off dramatically when the temperature dips below about 50 kelvins, or about –370 degrees Fahrenheit. “As a result, the main strategy for reducing noise is to operate the devices at colder and colder temperatures,” Minnich says.But the new findings by Minnich’s team suggest that while this strategy is effective, another phonon transfer mechanism comes into play at extremely low temperatures and severely restricts the heat transfer away from a device.Using a combination of computer simulations and real-world experiments, Minnich and his team showed that at around 20 kelvins, or –424 degrees Fahrenheit, the high-energy phonons that are most efficient at transporting heat away quickly are unlikely to be present in a crystal. “At 20 kelvins, many phonon modes become deactivated, and the crystal has only low-energy phonons that don’t have enough energy to carry away the heat,” Minnich says. “As a result, the transistor heats up until the temperature has increased enough that high-energy phonons become available again.”As an analogy, Minnich says to imagine an object that is heated until it is white hot. “When something is white hot, the full spectrum of photons, from red to blue, contribute to the heat transfer, and we know from everyday experience that something white hot is extremely hot,” he says. “When something is not as hot it glows red, and in this case heat is only carried by red photons with low energy. The physics for phonons is exactly the same—even the equations are the same.”The electronic noise that the team identified has been known about for many years, but until now it was not thought to play an important role at low temperatures. That discovery happened because of a chance encounter between Minnich and Joel Schleeh, a postdoctoral scholar from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and first author of the new study, who was at Caltech visiting the lab of Sander Weinreb, a senior faculty associate in electrical engineering.Schleeh had noticed that the noise he was measuring in an amplifier was higher than what theory predicted. Schleeh mentioned the problem to Weinreb, and Weinreb recommended he connect with Minnich, whose lab studies heat transfer by phonons. “At another university, I don’t think I would have had this chance,” Minnich says. “Neither of us would have had the chance to interact like we did here. Caltech is a small campus, so when you talk to someone, almost by definition they’re outside of your field.”The pair’s findings could have implications for numerous fields of science that rely on superchilled instruments to make sensitive measurements. “In radio astronomy, you’re trying to detect very weak electromagnetic waves from space, so you need the lowest noise possible,” Minnich says.Electronic noise poses a similar problem for quantum-physics experiments. “Here at Caltech, we have physicists trying to observe certain quantum-physics effects. The signal that they’re looking for is very tiny, and it’s essential to use the lowest-noise electronics possible,” Minnich says.The news is not all gloomy, however, because the team’s findings also suggest that it may be possible to develop engineering strategies to make phonon heat transfer more efficient at low temperatures. For example, one possibility might be to change the design of transistors so that phonon generation takes place over a broader volume. “If you can make the phonon generation more spread out, then in principle you could reduce the temperature rise that occurs,” Minnich says.“We don’t know what the precise strategy will be yet, but now we know the direction we should be going. That’s an improvement.”In addition to Minnich and Schleeh, the other coauthors of the paper, “Phonon blackbody radiation limit for heat dissipation in electronics,” are Javier Mateos and Ignacio Iñiguez-de-la-Torre of the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain; Niklas Wadefalk of the Low Noise Factory AB in Mölndal, Sweden; and Per A. Nilsson and Jan Grahn of Chalmers University of Technology. Minnich’s work on the project at Caltech was funded by a Caltech start-up fund and by the National Science Foundation. 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GOOD NEWS: Jack Hendrix Competition Winners

first_img 1 of 3 Home Local News GOOD NEWS: Jack Hendrix Competition Winners Recital third place 2 p.m. winners are, top row: Renee Pelopero, Gio Renacia and Brea Ball. Bottom row: Keerthana Bere, Mia Johnson, Daiwik Reddy and Ninada Gowda. By admin – February 22, 2018 Local News GOOD NEWS: Jack Hendrix Competition Winners Previous articleJP candidates stake their claimNext articleGUEST VIEW: 60,000 beginning farmers benefit from USDA program admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Recital first place 2 p.m. winners are, top row: Reese Pelopero, Jackelyn Bracamontes, Isaac Torres, Adrian Papica and Nathan Jurewicz. Second row: Alberto Huerta, Sarah Lilley, David Pando, Joshua Benigno and Rosemarie Lachica. Third row: Abigail Papica, Haven Barker, David “Mac” Furlow, III, Carson Webb and Shijay Sivakumar. Bottom row: Joshua Dodson, Steven Xu, Lucas Tang, Jay Chen and Ezekiel Catungal. OC employee of the year always learning The Odessa Music Teachers Association held its annual Jack Hendrix recital competition Jan. 28 at the Odessa College Jack Rodgers Recital Hall.Winners of the 2 p.m. recital are listed as follows:Butterscotch Fudge, Poe: David Mac Furlow, III, first place; Sophia Johnson, second place; Ninada Gowda, third place.Perfect Balance, Brown: Ezekiel Catungal, first place; Grace Sayger, second place; Mia Johnson, third place.Prima Sonatina, 1st Mov’t, Olson: Haven Barker, first place; Shwetha Jayakumar, second place; Macy Joy Luke and Ciara Villarreal, third place.March King, Alexander: Jay Chen, first place; Misha Herrera, third place.Evening At The Ballet, Strickland: Kristan Legaspi, third place.Sonatina in C, 1st Mov’t; Snell: Shijay Sivakumar, first place.March of the Wee Folk, Gaynor: Joshua Dodson, first place; Taylor Faulk, second place; Hannah Woolf, third place.Entree, Alexander: Carson Webb, first place; Isai Montes, second place; Sumi Schwarz , third place.Rhythm Machine, Olson: Lucas Tang, first place; Laura Nguyen, second place; Isabella Barrera, third place.Sonatina in G, 1st Mov’t, Beethoven: Steven Xu, first place; Andrea Santiago Soto, third place.Mighty Avalanche, Hartell: Nathan Jurewicz, first place; Bin Garrett, second place; Jackson Elwell, third place.March in D Major, Bach: David Pando, first place.Sonatina, Op. 792, No. 8, Czerny: Sarah Lilley, first place; Maryann Yang, second place.Busyness, Bennett: Adrian Papica, first place; Pure King, second place; Brea Ball , third place.Bouree in F Major, Telemann: Joshua Benigno, first place; Aakash Angirekula, second place; Gio Renacia, third place.Knight Rupert, Op. 68, No. 12, Schumann: Reese Pelopero, first place.Satisfaction, Bennett: Rosemarie Lachica, first place; Vivek Prasad, third place.Vengence, Bennnett: Alberto Huerta, first place.Polonaise in g minor, Chopin: Abigail Papica, first place; Raylene Moore, second place; CJ Bayless, third place.Sonatina in C; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Mov’ts, Olson: Isaac Torres, first place.Sonatina in F Major; Op. Anh. 5, No. 2, Beethoven: Keaton Holley, second place.Morning Bell, Op. 109, No. 9, Burgmüller: Jackelyn Bracamontes, first place.Participating teachers were: Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Recital second place 2 p.m. winners are, top row: Aakash Angirekula, Josué Montes and Pure King. Second row: Elijah Catungal, Isai Montes and Taylor Faulk. Bottom row: Diya Reddy, Sophia Johnson and Grace Sayger. Pinterest Facebook Ronald Bennett, Gayle Bizzell, Debbie Butler, Kathleen Chatham, JoAnn Collett, Joy Finley, Ruth Kyle, Michael Lively, Kathy Lollar, Belinda Richey and Barbara Tyler.Judges were:Steven Keniston and Yuyoung Lee. WhatsApp Creamy Fruit SaladTexas Fried ChickenHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook Twitter WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Recital first place 2 p.m. winners are, top row: Reese Pelopero, Jackelyn Bracamontes, Isaac Torres, Adrian Papica and Nathan Jurewicz. Second row: Alberto Huerta, Sarah Lilley, David Pando, Joshua Benigno and Rosemarie Lachica. Third row: Abigail Papica, Haven Barker, David “Mac” Furlow, III, Carson Webb and Shijay Sivakumar. Bottom row: Joshua Dodson, Steven Xu, Lucas Tang, Jay Chen and Ezekiel Catungal. Pinterestlast_img read more

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Cope seeks extra funding for Udaras na Gaeltachta

first_img Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleMc Hugh looks forward to tackling new ministerial briefNext articleUSFC Derry v Tyrone Preview – Sludden makes Championship debut admin Homepage BannerNews The government is being urged to actively support and invest in Gaeltacht areas and Gaeltacht communities.Speaking during a Dail debate on the Irish language last night, Donegal Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher challenged the new Government to prioritise funding for Udaras na Gaeltachta, and restore a number of key schemes which have been abolished.He told the Dail that if Udaras is not properly funded, it will not be able to compete with other job creation agencies………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/copewebfri.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – May 20, 2016 center_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Twitter Cope seeks extra funding for Udaras na Gaeltachta PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebooklast_img read more