Hussain directs officers to normalize supply of onions

first_imgNEW DELHI: Food & Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday reviewed the issue of retail prices of onions in Delhi with Commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies, senior officers of Food and Civil Supplies Department, APMC and Mother Dairy/Safal.In the meeting, officers of APMC informed that due to floods in Maharashtra, regular supplies of onions from Nashik were disrupted for few days for which the concerned officers have been instructed to normalize the supply of onions in abundance. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIt was further informed that the supplies of onion to Delhi have since increased from Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh etc. Officers of Mother Dairy/Safal Outlets informed that NAFED has sufficient stock of onion, and supplies in the retail market by Mother Dairy/Safal have been increased so that the retail prices of onion may not increase. The officers informed that the retail prices of onions in Delhi are not likely to increase further in view of sufficient supplies and stored stocks. Hussain, however, directed the APMC to hold meetings with Onion Merchants/Associations to ensure that onion retail prices are under control. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe Minister also directed Food & Supplies Department and APMC to take effective enforcement action against hoarding activities, possible cartelization and black-marketing etc. He directed to send the Enforcement Teams to the various markets and godowns for checking such activities, if any. The officers were also directed to send daily inspection reports for the perusal of the Minister. Hussain directed Commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies to convene regular meetings with stakeholder departments/agencies to ensure that prices of onion and other commodities are stable and under control.last_img read more

Michael B Jordan Isnt Interested In Meeting Michael Jordan

Michel B. Jordan once got star struck upon seeing Michael Jordan. (Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images/Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)Michael B. Jordan has always had fame tied to his name. Without the B, he’s easily confused for NBA great Michael Jordan. Though the two have never met, the “Black Panther” star currently has no interest in changing that anytime soon.“I never met Michael Jordan,” the actor said in the May issue of Men’s Health. “I never want to officially meet him until I’m at a point where he knows who I am and I know who he is. And it would be our mutual respect thing. Until then it would just be a ‘this guy has your name, ha ha.’ I don’t want that. So that pushes me to keep working too. These things motivate me.”Still, it’s not like Jordan hasn’t been close to having an official meeting with the sports icon. He told The Wall Street Journal in January that he saw the baller at NBA All-Star Weekend once and got star struck. And the person who had that effect on Jordan is part of something else that motivated the actor growing up.“I’m competitive. I want to compete in anything I do. That came from my name,” the star of the upcoming big screen adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451” said. “Growing up in sports and having a name like Michael Jordan and being teased, I had to compete. I couldn’t be the guy with the name and not be good at it. That carried over to everything. I’m like, I’ve got to be just as great if not greater than he was in his field.”While Jordan’s reasoning for not wanting to meet MJ just yet may be compelling to some, several Twitter users remained largely unimpressed.“Surprising considering they both chase after White Women,🙄”  a user said.“M’kay,” someone else simply tweeted.“Weird,” another said.“What?!?” someone more enthused exclaimed. read more

Paratici Only a psycho will question Ronaldos quality

first_imgJuventus director Fabio Paratici recently launched a scathing attack on the doubters of Cristiano Ronaldo, suggesting only a madman will doubt his abilities even if he doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or.Reports are rife the Portugal international won’t make the top three for the accolade this year, despite helping Real Madrid to retain their third consecutive Champions League title.“Only a madman would say Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t a great player, one of the most important in the history of football,” Paratici told Football Italia just 24 hours after he was formally appointed new director general.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It seems strange that he won’t win the Ballon d’Or after 15 decisive goals last season, and unfortunately we know about that, as some of them were against us.”Paratici replaces Beppe Marotta, who is now on the verge of taking on a new job with Inter.“I am very fond of Marotta personally, he is a great director and I am sure he’ll prove that at Inter too.”last_img read more

Quantum guessing game reveals insight into strongerthanquantum correlations

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — In information processing, physicists are often in search of ways to turn classical strategies into quantum ones, with the implication that the quantum version is somehow stronger, faster, or more secure than its classical counterpart. However, quantum strategies do not always perform better than classical ones. As a case in point, a new study has compared the strength of classical and quantum correlations in a simple number guessing game and found no difference in performance. Further, the physicists found that a third form of correlations – post-quantum correlations – could outperform both quantum and classical forms. Post-Quantum Correlations: Exploring the Limits of Quantum Nonlocality More information: Mafalda L. Almeida, et al. “Guess Your Neighbor’s Input: A Multipartite Nonlocal Game with No Quantum Advantage.” Physical Review Letters 104, 230404 (2010). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.230404 Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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.center_img In their study, Mafalda Almeida from the ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques in Barcelona and coauthors found that classical and quantum correlations performed equally in a game called “Guess Your Neighbor’s Input.” The game involves a group of players in a ring who each receive an input number of either 0 or 1. The point of the game is that each player tries to guess the number of the person to their right. Of course, players are not allowed to know any information about their neighbor’s numbers before guessing, nor to communicate after having received their numbers. In order to win the game, players are allowed to share physical resources, such as classical or quantum correlations. Importantly, all these resources must be “no-signaling”; that is, they cannot enable instantaneous communication.The no-signaling principle is fundamental for physicists dealing with the concept of nonlocality. In nonlocality, one object can influence another object at a distance, such as through entanglement. However, this phenomenon cannot be used to send information faster than light, which prevents a direct conflict with Einstein’s theory of relativity. Nonlocal correlations, which physicists define as those violating a Bell inequality, are important because they serve as a key resource for quantum information processing.However, in the game in this study, the researchers found that players gained no advantage at guessing the correct numbers by using quantum resources compared to classical ones. This makes sense, since it seems that players should require signaling in order to improve their guessing accuracy, and neither quantum nor classical correlations involve signaling.Yet when the physicists looked at what happened when the players use no-signaling correlations (that is, correlations that satisfy the no-signaling principle) that are even stronger than those allowed in quantum mechanics (i.e. they had a higher degree of violation of a Bell inequality), they did find a surprise. No-signaling correlations could actually outperform the quantum and classical correlations, suggesting that quantum correlations obey a stronger version of the no-signaling principle.“Our study highlights a fundamental difference between quantum correlations and certain post-quantum correlations (that is, correlations stronger than those allowed in quantum mechanics, but which nevertheless obey the no-signaling principle),” Nicolas Brunner, coauthor and a physicist at the University of Bristol, told PhysOrg.com. “This is significant because it strongly indicates that quantum correlations could obey a stronger version of the no-signaling principle.”This game is the first that involves entanglement among more than two bits (called “multipartite entanglement”) to identify some of the boundary (or gap) between quantum correlations and the stronger no-signaling correlations. However, the results also raise further questions, such as what kind of physical principle might limit quantum non-local correlations? Why do (theoretical) post-quantum correlations seem to not exist in nature? And if they did exist, could these correlations be used for other information tasks? Right now, these questions are likely a long way from being answered. Citation: Quantum guessing game reveals insight into stronger-than-quantum correlations (2010, June 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-06-quantum-game-reveals-insight-stronger-than-quantum.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

The Maltese constitution needs to be open for discussion not rushed –

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Repubblika says that changes to Malta’s Constitution need to be more transparent and garner a multitude of perspectives.For now, calls for reform have remained closed within the political echelons, with Parliamentary debates merely a ‘formality’ with decisions already taken.That’s the view of Dr Robert Aquilina, one of the founding members of rule of law NGO Repubblika, commenting on the start of reforms to Malta’s constitutional offices.This week saw the commencing of the legislative process towards implementing the recommendations of the Venice Commission. Last year the Commission presented its opinion to the Maltese government on how to reform and modernize the Constitution.Read more:Parliament starts legislative process on Venice Commission recommendationsUpdated: Attorney General role will be split; first legal steps due next weekVenice Commission recommendation to be implemented from tomorrow – MuscatMinister for Justice Owen Bonnici presented the proposed amendments in parliament for the first reading.  It is understood that the intention is to start implementing the first third of the proposals, beginning with the separation of the prosecutor and governmental advisory roles.The Minister hopes to have this stage carried through the legislative process and complete by the Summer Parliamentary recess.Rushing through changesDr Aquilina told Newsbook.com.mt that the organization had supplied recommendations to the steering committee on Constitutional Reform using elements from different countries like Iceland, Ireland and South Africa and warnings of shortcomings from countries like Belgium or Indonesia, for example.But, from the recent activity surrounding the push for reforms, this demonstrates to him that their proposals have not been taken into account or responded to.‘Instead of evaluating our recommendations and giving us some form of response the Government called a Press Conference announcing changes will be rushed through in the next 100 days. The silence from the Opposition suggests to us that consensus has already been reached,’ Dr Aquilina explains.Read more:Repubblika NGO officially launchedWatch: ‘Solidarity and common good no longer have much place in society’ – RepubblikaWatch: Repubblika files application requesting Panama Papers inquiryRather than trying to examine all of the details of the reforms or even to recklessly rush them through, Dr Aquilina says that the first point should be about discussing how to engage the various sectors in society it will affect.‘Above all the changes that could follow on the recommendations of the Venice Commission have never been discussed in our community. We don’t know what Maltese judges and lawyers think about them, we don’t know what journalists and academics think about them, we don’t know what trade unions and churches think about them.’ Aquilina told Newsbook.com.mt.Constitution is no ordinary lawWhen asked about seeing the enacting of the Venice Commission proposals as a sign of progress, the response was more about the gravity of the legislation and apparent rights abuses by Maltese authorities.‘Laws are designed by governments and enacted by Parliaments. But a Constitution is no ordinary law. It is the contract between the people and those trusted temporarily with power and it is not right that politicians design themselves the limits of their own power.Especially when we see the record of abuses of fundamental rights by Malta’s authorities, 90% of all Maltese courts decisions appealed to the Human Rights Courts in Strasbourg. That is an abysmal record by any standard.’WhatsApplast_img read more