GST Councillike institutions needed to promote healthcare rural development

first_imgNew Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday made a case for setting up GST Council-like federal institutions to promote healthcare, rural development and agriculture sectors by optimally utilising resources of the centre and states.The successful experiment of GST Council, which is a constitutional body for making recommendations to the union and state governments on issues related to goods and service tax, needs to be replicated in other areas. He said agriculture, rural development and healthcare is one area where the central government spends a lot of money on supporting farmers, creating infrastructure and building health centres for poor population. Also, the state governments are spending money on these sectors. He said there is a need for utilising the resources in an optimal manner by enhancing coordination between the centre and state governments for essential developmental activities. “I think a coordination body on a non-statutory basis like the GST Council, as a federal institution can do that job (coordination),” Jaitley said in a video message on Twitter. “I strongly believe federal institutions after the successful implementation of the GST Council must be experimented in the areas of rural development, agriculture and healthcare. This will help the poorest section of population. We stand as a political party also committed to enforce this,” the minister said. He said the GST Council is an “excellent federal institution”, which in its 34 meetings has decided thousands of issues with consensus leading to benefits to traders and people and developing ‘New India’. The GST Council, chaired by the union finance minister, comprises finance ministers of all states.last_img read more

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Remembering Samantha Rose De Sousa

Family and friends are remembering 18 year old Samantha Rose De Sousa through social media. De Sousa died Friday night when her car rolled over into a ditch off the 403 in Burlington. Samantha’s family have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for her funeral and in just over a day 241 people have contributed almost 25 thousand dollars.

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Alberta wont support Ottawas climate change plans without a pipeline Notley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley takes part in a forum at the Global Progress conference Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Montreal. Notley says her province will not support Ottawa’s climate change plan unless the federal government makes progress on new oil pipelines to Canada’s coasts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson Alberta won’t support Ottawa’s climate change plans without a pipeline: Notley EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley drew a line in the oilsands Monday when she said she will not support Ottawa’s climate change plan unless the federal government makes progress on new oil pipelines to Canada’s coasts.“An ambitious public policy move like this, even one as worthwhile as this, needs to be built on top of a fundamentally healthy economic foundation,” Notley said at an event at city hall.“And a new pipeline is what will give that, not only to Alberta, but to all of Canada.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a national floor price on carbon as he kicked off debate in the House of Commons over whether Canada should ratify the Paris accord on climate change.The federal plan calls for a $10-per-tonne price on carbon starting in 2018. That would rise by $10 per tonne each year until reaching $50 per tonne in 2022.It would be imposed on provinces that don’t at least match the tax with direct pricing or through a cap-and-trade mechanism. All revenue would go to the province or jurisdiction where it was raised.Notley’s NDP is bringing in its own broad-based carbon tax based on the equivalent of $20 per tonne of carbon emissions on Jan. 1. That is to rise to $30 a tonne in 2018.The tax will raise the price of heating bills and gas at the pumps, but middle- and lower-income Albertans will see some or all of that cost rebated.Notley said that to ask Albertans to pay even more than the $30-per-tonne level — and to help the rest of Canada — the federal government needs to couple its climate plan with action on energy infrastructure such as a pipeline.“Albertans, as you know, have contributed to Canada’s prosperity for many, many years,” she said. “For us to continue doing that, in order for us to come back from the oil-price crash that we’re all experiencing, we need Canada to have our backs.”Notley had not previously tied support for a climate change plan to infrastructure, but did say it was hoped Alberta’s actions would build “social licence” to remove the province’s climate record as an impediment in discussions.Tim McMillan, president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said he is pleased that Notley tied in pipeline demands with carbon pricing.“Obviously, we are supportive of anyone who will champion the market access concerns. That’s a priority for CAPP, for our members,” McMillan said.McMillan also said carbon pricing needs to be part of a bigger strategy that includes consideration of the impact on the competitive standing of Canadian companies.Alberta is being hammered by low oil prices that have turned multibillion-dollar budgets just a few years ago to a forecast $10.9-billion deficit this year, and unemployment and office vacancy rates are rising.A pipeline to the coast would allow the province’s oil to fetch a better price on overseas markets.Opposition Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said now is the wrong time for any carbon tax, given Alberta’s economic situation.And, he added, Notley should not be offering any quid pro quo.“Tying a single pipeline approval to (carbon) taxation sets a dangerous precedent. Alberta needs to make it clear to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this will never be acceptable,” said Jean.“Our province’s economic interests should not be held hostage by politicians in Ottawa.”Rick Fraser, energy critic for the Progressive Conservatives, said he was heartened to see Notley try to get some action on a pipeline. He said Trudeau’s announcement creates more uncertainty as there’s no guarantee the floor price won’t go even higher.“A lot of people are trying to figure out how this is possibly sustainable, politically and economically,” Fraser said.Mike Hudema of Greenpeace Canada said Notley is not showing leadership on climate change.“It’s incredible that the Alberta government would withhold its support for an action to combat climate change until it gets a new pipeline that further accelerates the problem,” said Hudema.“The Alberta government needs to realize that new pipelines aren’t compatible with a climate-safe future.” by Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 3, 2016 11:37 am MDT Last Updated Oct 4, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Canadas top two basketball teams to clash at the Meridian Centre

A mid-season clash of the titans will take place in downtown St. Catharines next month.The Carleton Ravens, ranked first in the country for men’s basketball, and the second-ranked, undefeated Brock Badgers will face each other at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Meridian Centre. It’s part of a basketball doubleheader that will also see the two schools’ women’s teams battle it out starting at 6 p.m.The games continue what has become a tradition of Brock University taking its exciting varsity sports action downtown, but the men’s game between the Badgers and Ravens could be a preview of the national championships.Carleton won its seventh-consecutive national title in 2016-17, defeating the Badgers in the Ontario University Athletics semifinals along the way. But with a combination of talented returning veterans and some strong recruits, the Badgers are off to an impressive start this season. On Wednesday night, Brock improved to a perfect 5-0 by handing the Ryerson Rams their first loss at home since 2014. It solidified the Badgers’ No. 2 ranking in the country and sets up the Dec. 2 game against No.1 Carleton.On the women’s side, the Carleton Ravens are the defending Critelli Cup Ontario champions and have started the season with a 2-0 record. The Badgers women’s team are off to a 2-3 start on the season.Tickets for the doubleheader at the Meridian Centre went on sale Thursday, Nov. 9 on Ticketmaster online with prices set at $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and youth and $35 for courtside. A limited number of free tickets for Brock students will become available starting Monday, Nov. 27. read more

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Strictly judges say curse is a blessing because it helps kill off

Revel-Horwood said Strictly was like any other working environment. “It’s only because it’s public. If you were at your Christmas party and you snogged the boss, for instance, you’d still have to do the ‘walk of shame’ on the Monday, wouldn’t you? This happens in every walk of life, it’s not only Strictly.” The ‘curse of Strictly’ is actually a blessing because it kills of troubled relationships, according to the show’s judge, Craig Revel-Horwood.The extra-marital fling between Seann Walsh and his professional partner, Katya Jones, has overshadowed the competition this week. Walsh’s girlfriend promptly left him, although Jones’s husband is sticking by her.Revel-Horwood said: “I think of it as a blessing, actually, to be honest. One person is married, the other one had a girlfriend but my point in this entire thing is: if you come on Strictly, sometimes you are in a relationship that is not working anyway.”And people, I have noticed, if they are in love or are married, end up being absolutely faithful to one another because of that love.”You’re up close and personal with that person but there has to be something wrong in your relationship before it all goes wry.”He was appearing on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show alongside his fellow Strictly judge, Dame Darcey Bussell, who added: “I danced for over 20 years in the Royal Ballet and I’m still happily married.” Comedian Seann Walsh has insisted he’s “not the person I’m being portrayed as” after being caught kissing his Strictly Come Dancing dance partner Katya JonesCredit:Universal News (Europe) Asked if the decision to keep them on the show was the right one, he replied: “My take was: keep them in the show, make them do the Dance of Shame. It’s really important that if this does happe to you, you face up to it.”Bookmakers have made Walsh and Jones favourites to be voted off on Sunday but the head judge, Shirley Ballas, said: “I would like to think that they judge the dancing and not the relationship or anything else.”Revel-Horwood also revealed that viewers sometimes get so riled by his critiques of the dancers that they take it out on him. “I was doing a show in Newbury and went out to get a sandwich. As I was walking across the square a lady came up to me, about 80 or 85, and said, ‘Are you that Craig Revel-Horwood from the telly?’ I said, ‘Yes,’ and she went, ‘Whack!’ And smacked me across the face. And then she went, ‘Don’t change, darling.'” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Comedian Seann Walsh has insisted he's "not the person I'm being portrayed as" after being caught kissing his Strictly Come Dancing dance partner Katya Jones read more

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Games and boxoffice movies help Sony post surprise profit

first_imgSONY SAID ON Thursday it saw a €194 million first-quarter net profit thanks to brisk sales of its PlayStation 4 console and a weak yen, but said it still expects a full-year loss.The company’s net profit came to 26.8 billion yen (€194 million) for the three months through June, up from 3.1 billion yen a year earlier, with sales rising 5.8 percent to 1.8 trillion yen.The gains were largely driven by “a significant increase in game and network services segment sales, reflecting the contribution of the PlayStation 4… as well as the favourable impact of foreign exchange rates”, Sony said in a statement.A weak yen boosts the profitability of Japanese exporters such as Sony.The consumer electronics giant also said box-office hits, including “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″, boosted results at its movie unit, which includes a Hollywood studio.Sony, which has been undergoing a painful restructuring after years of losses, still expects a net loss of 50 billion yen on sales of 7.8 trillion yen for the fiscal year through March 2015.The firm said it more than doubled operating profit in its television segment thanks to strong sales of flat-screen televisions in Asia and Europe.The news comes despite Japanese manufacturers suffering badly in their TV divisions as razor-thin margins and fierce overseas competition hammers their finances.Sony said its smartphone business saw an operating loss of 2.7 billion yen due to growing marketing costs as the business struggled in Japan, where Apple’s iPhone dominates.Despite the upbeat results, analysts warned that the positive impact of a weak yen was fading, and said Sony along with rivals Panasonic and Sharp must speed up their corporate overhauls.“Japanese electronics makers can’t expect much from the impact of a weak yen for the current fiscal year,” said Yasuo Imanaka, analyst at Rakuten Securities.“Sony is now heavily relying on its entertainment, music and insurance businesses.“They have to speed up the pace of their restructuring, which is crucial for its survival. Otherwise, investors will lose their patience.”Panasonic is due to announce its latest earnings later Thursday.- © AFP, 2014Read: Mario Kart 8 wasn’t enough to save Nintendo from a €72 million loss >Read: You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car “every 60km” >last_img read more

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Batmans 10 Greatest Mysteries

first_img This week sees the release of Detective Comics issue #1000, a staggering milestone as DC’s flagship title — and the one they’re named after — reaches the quadruple digits. The issue is a jumbo-sized, 96-page celebration of Batman and his adventures, featuring contributions by Jim Lee, Neal Adams, Kevin Smith, Paul Dini, and a host of other artists and writers.For our money, the Batman stories we like best are the ones where he really leans into his “World’s Greatest Detective” moniker, using brains instead of brawn to figure out puzzling cases. As we get ready for Detective‘s thousandth issue, let’s revisit some of the best Batman mystery storylines.Blood Secrets1989’s Detective Comics Annual has a fascinating story of Bruce Wayne before he donned the cowl, back when he was still learning the skills that would serve him in his never-ending battle against crime. In “Blood Secrets,” a young Bruce meets an elderly detective named Harvey Harris and the duo set out to investigate a string of small-town murders that are eventually tied back to a white supremacist group and a hushed-up interracial child. It’s a taut and clever done-in-one story that puts Wayne’s deductive mind center stage despite having few appearances of his alter ego.The Long HalloweenThe team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale have an impeccable track record — when they take over a book, you know something special is about to happen. So for 1996’s The Long Halloween, it shouldn’t surprise you that they produced one of Batman’s most enduring modern tales. When a Falcone crime family enforcer is killed on Halloween, it kicks off a year-long saga set early in the Dark Knight’s career. The mysterious killer known as Holiday is picking off the Mob one by one, a month at a time, and Batman struggles to figure out his true identity while contending with both familiar villains and new faces.Night CriesWritten by long-time Bat-editor Archie Goodwin, “Night Cries” is a solid slice of street-level Batman that deserves to be more widely read. When Jim Gordon and Batman work a series of murders, they begin to see a dark correlation between the victims and a group of abused children. Things get even more complicated when the city starts thinking that Batman himself is laying down vigilante justice on the abusers. This is a topic that it’s very easy to get wrong, but Goodwin and artist Scott Hampton nail every note, creating a hidden gem of Bat-history.City Of CrimeWritten by David Lapham, “City Of Crime” — which has been collected into a stand-alone trade paperback — is a great tour through some of Bruce Wayne’s most effective methods of investigation. When a young girl is kidnapped, Batman works his way into a massive conspiracy that runs through Gotham’s halls of power. One of the most compelling aspects of the storyline is when Bruce Wayne goes undercover as a manual laborer in a working-class neighborhood hit hard by crime, showing how Bruce Wayne is a master of both disguise and eliciting information out of the people around him.ShamanRunning through the first five issues of Legends Of The Dark Knight, “Shaman” is a fascinating tale that takes Batman out of his comfort zone in multiple ways as he tries to get to the bottom of a group of cultists of the god Chubala coming to his city for a murder spree. The truth lies in his pre-Batman past, when he took a trip to Alaska to study under one of the world’s best trackers. Dense, involved and dramatic, this is a great example of Batman bringing all of his mental and physical tools to bear against a complex puzzle with some fascinating ethical dimensions.Broken CityThe problem with fighting crime in Gotham is that there are so many nefarious forces maneuvering for control that it’s very easy to get crossed up. As Batman investigates the murder of a woman by Killer Croc, he stumbles upon another tragedy: a child left orphaned by an alleyway shooting much like the one that took the lives of his own parents. Because he’s Batman, he gets obsessed with both, and the denouement of these two plot lines ends up not being what anybody would expect. It’s a fun, fast-paced story that has Batman taxing the limits of his skills.Perpetual MourningFrom the pages of quirky multi-creator series Batman: Black & White, “Perpetual Mourning” by Ted McKeever sees the Dark Knight in the deepest minutiae of the job, conducting an autopsy on a woman killed by a mugger. As he examines her body, cataloging her wounds, he recreates the last moments of her life and discovers the disparate pieces of evidence that he needs to find her identity and hunt down her killer. It’s a short story, but it does one of the best jobs we’ve seen at bringing Batman’s internal process to the surface.Made Of WoodSome of our favorite Batman stories are the ones where characters from the wider DC Universe find their way to Gotham and have to deal with how things are there. Written by Ed Brubaker, the three-part “Made Of Wood” storyline from Detective Comics guest-stars Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern. Before Bruce Wayne, Scott was Gotham’s protector, but one case that always stymied him was a serial killer who was never caught. Now, 40 years later, Alan comes back to town when a new killer has adopted the old one’s motif for mysterious ends.The Black MirrorThe span of time when Dick Grayson took up the cowl while Bruce Wayne was lost in time (don’t ask) delivered some of Batman’s strongest storytelling in years, and this is a great example. As Dick works to establish himself in Gotham, he comes up against a twisted reflection of himself — James Gordon Jr, the Commissioner’s son who has become a remorseless sociopath. He engineers a massive plan for revenge that has Dick straining every investigative bone in his body, but foresight and reasoning lead him to the solution and James’s eventual capture.GothicA decade or more before DC gave Grant Morrison the reins on the main Bat-franchise, they let him pen a story in Legends of the Dark Knight that would lay the groundwork for lots of his more esoteric theories about Gotham City’s history. “Gothic” introduces a murderer named Mr. Whisper who is targeting the city’s mob bosses. With no other recourse, they turn to Batman for help and the Darknight Detective learns that the culprit is a figure from his own past, as well as the past of the city. It’s a taut and compelling melding of the street-level and the supernatural that still holds up today.Get Detective Comics #1000 (available March 27, 2019) on ComixologyMore on Pick: Comixology Is Still Netflix for Comics‘White’ Graphic Novel Brings Back ‘Black’ Superhero WorldThe History of Ultraviolence in Comic Books Stay on target Marvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000Can Even Jonathan Hickman Save the X-Men? last_img read more

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SPOILERS WWE Smackdown taping results for August 13

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Pinterest Twitter Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte The following was taped on Tuesday night in Portland, Oregon.WWE Smackdown taping results for August 13, 2015:* WWE paid tribute to the family of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper at ringside.* WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins cut a promo demanding that John Cena return on RAW this Monday night to answer his challenge for SummerSlam. Neville interrupts wanting another title shot. Cesaro also comes out and is attacked by Kevin Owens and Rollins attacks Neville. This setup a tag team main event later tonight.* Charlotte def. Naomi.* WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback comes out for a promo. Bo Dallas tries to get added to the title match at SummerSlam. Ryback finishes him off with a clothesline.* Roman Reigns def. Luke Harper via DQ when Bray Wyatt interfered.* WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime Time Players def. The New Day.* WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens def. Cesaro & Neville.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsAppcenter_img Videos Articles WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Shawn Michaels Luke Harper Returns To WWE Live Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Seth Rollinslast_img read more

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Del Mar fall racing festival coming up

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) – Del Mar racetrack is looking toward to its fall meet, known as the Del Mar Fall Racing Festival.The festival kicks off on Friday, November 9th and will run through Sunday, December 2ndFor more information on the events happening visit Posted: October 30, 2018 October 30, 2018 Del Mar fall racing festival coming up KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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JLL hires Smith

first_imgReal estate organisation JLL has hired Eleanor Smith as its new reward manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).Smith has experience in pension trusteeship and management, executive pay, global reward, HR systems, payroll and total reward.Previously, Smith was employed as director of reward, Europe at Brakes Group, head of reward at The Crown Estate, compensation, benefits and payroll manager, UK and EMEA at Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) and as reward manager at Laing O’Rourke.last_img

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Exxon Valdez Memories From Alaskas Capitol Still Fresh 25 Years Later

first_imgAn otter covered with oil from the Exxon Valdez oil spill – ACE6 (Photo by ARLIS Reference)It’s been 25 years since the Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground, spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil in Prince William Sound.Download AudioTwenty-five years ago, Marta Lastufka saw a puzzling ill omen at a party where a woman was giving readings with tarot cards.“And everybody kept getting this scary card, it was like, the death card, or something,” says Lastufka, a page for the Senate Finance Committee. “She said, ‘You know, I don’t know what this means, but something is going to happen that’s going to affect all of you.’ And that was probably just a few days before the Valdez oil spill. And then we realized, oh, that was it.”The Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground 25 years ago today, spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil in Prince William Sound. Around the state Capitol Building, the memories for many are still fresh.The spill brought a frenzy of activity to Alaska, including workers, reporters and profiteers.  Legislative aide Ron Clark had a front seat. He was a special assistant to Gov. Steve Cowper. Clark and the governor flew up to Valdez a few days after the spill.After they got off the plane, Clark remembers the governor asking him, “Are you ready for this?”“And I said, ‘I dunno, what’s this?’ He says, ‘You’ll see,’” Clark recalls. “The doors open and, like, two dozen Klieg lights flash on. All these camera lenses suddenly are trained on him, microphones being thrust at him, and people shouting questions, and, and, he kind of pauses before he wades into this, and he turns to me and says — ‘That’s ‘this’. This is what I meant.’ And he just — pwoo! — walked into this amazing scrum of press people.”Clark says entrepreneurs came, too, by the thousands, clawing for a few minutes of the governor’s time to hawk their cleanup solutions. His voice tightens as he imitates the frantic tone: “Here, governor, here! Here’s the cure to the spill, here’s what you need to–this product is just what you need!”He calls it a bizarre and surreal time. One man tried to sell nylon mesh bags full of chicken feathers as a alternative to oil boom. Within a few weeks, bankers’ boxes filled with spill-related mail lined the hallways of the Capitol’s third floor, Clark says.“You know, there was a whole section on sea otters. You know, oiled sea otters: Clean them and release them? Kill them humanely? Every category of letter had a banker’s box, and we just had piles and piles and piles of these letters that just kept pouring in,” Clark says.The impact wasn’t so immediate for Sen. Gary Stevens. He was in Kodiak at the time teaching history. There, the first weeks were part of an awful waiting game.“I’ve heard people say anything that falls in the water in Prince William Sound is going to wind up on the beaches of Kodiak,” Stevens says.The news reached Kodiak weeks before the clumpy oil balls fouled the beaches.“It was just a horrendous experience as we watched that oil over time slowly move out of Prince William Sound and eventually hit the beaches of Kodiak. We knew it was going to happen, and it was just like one of those inexorable things that you know it’s going to happen, you know it’s going to happen, and then finally it does,” Stevens says.Stevens remembers the sight of oiled birds, oiled animals and the oiled workers trying to clean it all up.The workers at sea needed a way to clean themselves up, too. Rep. Paul Seaton was a commercial fisherman at the time and one of his fish tenders was repurposed for just that. He put an old house with a boiler and tanks aboard the ship to supply fresh water and serve as a decontamination unit.“Because all these people were out there cleaning up and they had no place to take showers, or wash, or wash any clothes for the first part. And so we became the vessel that was out there providing cleanup for the clean-uppers,” Seaton says.For the most part, the oil has come and gone. Still, Stevens says sharing these stories is important.“Because it needs to be commemorated. It was something that we just cannot forget. It happened. It really happened, it’s a part of our history and we can’t forget the impact that the oil spill, the Exxon- Valdez oil spill had on Alaska,” Stevens says.last_img read more

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Researchers find orange manganesedoped quantum dots made up of many colors

first_imgA solution containing millions of manganese-doped quantum dots in a plastic container glows orange. Credit: APS ( —A team of researchers working at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore has found that manganese-doped quantum dots that appear orange are actually a mixture of many dots of different colors. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes how upon microscopic examination of a sample of seemingly orange quantum dots, they discovered a mix of dots of different colors that gave the sample its overall orange hue. Prior research has found that quantum dots can be created that emit different colors depending on how large they are. Such dots absorb short wavelength photons and emit long wavelength photons. The color of the emitted photon stream depends on the size of the dot because it determines its quantum and energy state. Scientists are studying colored quantum dots because it’s thought they might be used to create lighting or display devices. One major drawback to their use, however, is the material used to create them: cadmium-selenide. It’s highly toxic. For that reason, researchers have been looking to other materials as a replacement. In this new effort, the researchers created light emitting quantum dots using a zinc-cadmium-sulfur alloy that had been doped with manganese. Prior research with similar materials has resulted in samples that result in emitting just one color—orange.To learn more about why the dot samples emitted just one color, the researchers spread a single layer of the dots over a polymer film, allowing for a closer look using a microscope. To their surprise, they discovered a rainbow of colors being emitted by the dots. The orange was simply the color that was produced when they were blended. Because quantum dots created via manganese doping are not color dependent on size, the researchers theorized that the different colors they witnessed were the result of where their ions were located on the dots—some were on or near the surface, others were near the center.To test their theory, the team coated some of the dots with a layer of material that hadn’t been doped, preventing ions from residing on the dot surface. In so doing, they discovered the light emitted was bluer than similar dots without the coating. Thus, they showed that their theory was correct while also demonstrating a way to customize the color of the dots they created.The researchers believe the colored dots have more wide ranging uses than simply in lighting or display devices, suggesting they might wind up in solar cells as well. Explore further Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Researchers find orange manganese-doped quantum dots made up of many colors (2013, July 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Ultranarrow and Widely Tunable Mn2+-Induced Photoluminescence from Single Mn-Doped Nanocrystals of ZnS-CdS Alloys, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 267401 (2013). studied Mn-doped semiconductor nanocrystals have invariably exhibited photoluminescence over a narrow energy window of width ?150??meV in the orange-red region and a surprisingly large spectral width (?180??meV), contrary to its presumed atomic-like origin. Carrying out emission measurements on individual single nanocrystals and supported by ab initio calculations, we show that Mn PL emission, in fact, can (i) vary over a much wider range (?370??meV) covering the deep green—deep red region and (ii) exhibit widths substantially lower (?60–75??meV) than reported so far, opening newer application possibilities and requiring a fundamental shift in our perception of the emission from Mn-doped semiconductor nanocrystals.via Physics Focus © 2013 Perfectly doped quantum dots yield colors to dye for 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

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