The Obama administration’s plan for shuttering the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay released Tuesday offered no new information for defense communities anxious to learn which installations DOD was eyeing to house prisoners that would be relocated from Cuba.Officials identified 13 potential facilities in the United States — including federal and state prisons, as well as military installations — for the purpose of preparing a cost estimate, but the plan neither names them nor recommends a specific site.“Based on past reviews and a 2015 survey of potential detention locations in the United States, the Department of Defense determined that, with modifications, a variety of Department of Defense, Bureau of Prisons, and state prison facilities could safely, securely, and humanely house Guantanamo detainees for the purpose of military commissions and continued law of war detention,” the plan states.Last year, DOD teams surveyed the disciplinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C., a federal supermax facility in Florence, Colo.; and the Colorado State Penitentiary II in Canon City. Officials also considered building a brand new prison at a DOD facility, according to the plan.“As part of the assessment process, the Department of Defense examined ways to split the detainee population between sites, but concluded that a single detention center was the most efficient course of action,” the plans states.At a Pentagon press briefing that followed President Obama’s White House introduction of the plan, press secretary Peter Cook said the names of some of the 13 locations possibly may be revealed during the dialogue with Congress over the issue.“At this point, we don’t anticipate releasing those names publicly, in part because this conversation has just begun with Congress, but it could be something that comes up during the course of those conversations,” Cook told reporters. Some of the information may be classified, he added.When asked why the plan didn’t recommend a single location, Cook said officials first needed lawmakers to offer their input on possible locations.“There are details here that matter, and we want Congress’ input on issues about whether a remote location or locating a facility like this on an existing DOD property, whether or not there’s a preference there,” Cook responded.“Congress is going to have to decide ultimately … whether this plan moves forward and in what shape, but we think we’ve presented with them a pathway, a range of options, if you will, cost options based on a DOD facility, a greenfield facility, a facility perhaps that’s not at a DOD location,” he said.And while reporters repeatedly pointed out the overwhelming opposition to the administration’s plan from congressional Republicans, Cook said the plan offers an opportunity for the administration and lawmakers to jumpstart a discussion on the best way to close the Guantánamo prison.“We think there is the opportunity to engage with Congress now, consider what these options are, what the costs are, what the benefits are, what the potential negatives might be with regard to each and every one of these potential locations and that that will present an opportunity to … advance this,” Cook stated. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Prev Next Heart’s Ann WilsonPhoto: Jay West/WireImage.com Remember When? The Beatles Unleash “I Want To Hold Your Hand” The BeatlesPhoto: Michael Ochs Archives/Stringer/Getty Images Ann Wilson: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed My Life” The Beatles: 50 Milestones In 50 Years Tom Petty: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed Everything” News Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Album At 50 The Beatles: Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance The result is what many historians cite as the aural epitome of Beatles pop candy. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” is sweetened by many of the hallmarks ingrained within the Beatles’ early song output: strong rhythmic and melodic hooks, prominent vocal harmonies, Harrison’s jangly guitar stylings, and Starr’s inimitable backbeat — all blended masterfully by Martin.Upon its release on Dec. 26, 1963, in the United States, the song served as the opening Beatles salvo for millions of listeners. In January 1964 it entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart and climbed to become the group’s first U.S. No. 1 single by February, staying there for seven weeks. On Feb. 9, 1964, the Fab Four performed their hit during their landmark debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” a true watershed moment for music and pop culture. Facebook The Beatles: 50 Milestones In 50 Years Heart’s Ann WilsonPhoto: Jay West/WireImage.com Email The Beatles: 50 Milestones In 50 Years Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Album At 50 The BeatlesPhoto: Michael Ochs Archives/Stringer/Getty Images Ann Wilson: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed My Life” The Beatles: Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Ann Wilson: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed My Life” Heart’s Ann WilsonPhoto: Jay West/WireImage.com Tom PettyPhoto: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment Tom Petty: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed Everything” Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Album At 50 Tom PettyPhoto: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment Tom Petty: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed Everything” The BeatlesPhoto: Michael Ochs Archives/Stringer/Getty Images More Beatles Tom PettyPhoto: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment Twitter The Beatles: Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Remember When? Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” remember-when-beatles-unleash-i-want-hold-your-hand On this week in 1963, the Fab Four entered Abbey Road to record what would become the No. 1 single that launched Beatlemania in the U.S.Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 20, 2017 – 12:21 pm It was 54 years ago this week when the Beatles put the finishing touches on the song that would usher in the British Invasion to the United States.On Oct. 17, 1963, the Fab Four — Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr — entered studio two at Abbey Road to have a go at a song called “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” The touchy-feely ditty was written by Lennon and McCartney. As Beatles lore goes, the nascent songwriting duo worked out the tune’s framework sitting side by side at a piano in the London home of McCartney’s then-girlfriend, Jane Asher.Aided by producer George Martin and the use of four-track technology — the first Beatles song to be recorded with such — the group recorded 17 takes of the song. The Beatles would earn their first GRAMMY nomination for “I Want To …” for Record Of The Year at the 7th GRAMMY Awards. (That same year, they won their first two awards: Best New Artist and Best Performance By A Vocal Group.) In 1998 it became the fourth Beatles recording to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.”‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ changed everything,” McCartney told Rolling Stone in 1987. Martin later added that the track represented “the apex of phase one of the Beatles’ development. When they started out, in the ‘Love Me Do’ days, they weren’t good writers. … It wasn’t until they tasted blood that they realized they could do this, and that set them on the road to writing better songs.”Remember When? Billy Joel’s 52nd StreetRead more
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee meets this Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7pm in the Large Instruction Room at Wilmington High School.There are some newsworthy items on the agenda, including:The School Committee will receive an update on the forthcoming Youth Risk Behavior Survey at the Middle School and High School.The School Committee will receive an update on the NEASC Collaborative Conference’s upcoming visit to the High School as part of its reaccreditation process.The School Committee will receive an update from Athletic Director Tim Alberts on Fall 2018 Athletics.The School Committee will receive a personnel update and FY19 financial status report.The School Committee will review the SEEM Collaborative’s Annual Report & Audit.The School Committee will discuss whether or not to post employment contracts online, in response to a request of the Finance Committee.Superintendent Brand will discuss the district’s Special Education Pre-Referral Process.The School Committee will discuss the evaluation process for the Superintendent.The School Committee will receive subcommittee reports and any public comments.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-Meetings — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon. The meeting will also streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends on reporting on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Homework, Bullying, Vaping, Grants, Gymnastics & More To Be Discussed At June 12 MeetingIn “Education”Superintendent Brand Announces His TEN Goals For The 2019-2020 School YearIn “Education”
A suspected robber was killed in a lynch-mob attack after house owner was shot to death by a gang of robbers during committing a daring robbery at Char Choumohon of Brahmaputra River basin in Chouhali upazila early Wednesday, reports news agency UNB.Of the deceased, one was identified as Dula Mia, owner of the house where the robbery was taken place.Quoting locals, police said a gang of 7-8 robbers swooped on the house of Dula Mia around 3:00 am. As they were obstructed by the house owner, robbers gunned down Dula Mia, leaving him dead on the spot.Hearing the screaming of family members, locals rushed in and caught a member of the robbers’ gang while others managed to flee the spot.Later, the angry mob gave him a good thrashing, leaving him dead on the spot.On information, police rushed in and the bodies were being taken to Gaibandha, said Masrukur Rahman Khaled, Superintendent of Gaibandha police.“In recent times, robbery incidents have increased in the char areas,” he added.
Two women died and five others remained missing after a boat capsized in the Jamuna river in Sariakandi upazila of Bogura on Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased are Amena Begum, 58, from Chaluabari union and Johra Begum, 30, from Madarganj upazila in Jamalpur.Shawkat Ali, chairman of Chaluabari union parishad, said the boat was heading towards Kalitala Ghat from Manikdair Char with more than a hundred passengers on board.The river craft capsized in the river around 11:30am as its bottom was damaged.Although most of the passengers managed to swim ashore, seven of them went missing.Later, floating bodies of the two women were rescued from the river.Anisur Rahman, assistant director of fire service department in Bogura, said two firefighting units were working to rescue the missing five.
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Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Magnetic shell provides unprecedented control of magnetic fields (2013, January 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-magnetic-shell-unprecedented-fields.html Magnetic shells can be used to increase the magnetic energy of multiple magnets: The four magnetic dipoles in (a) interact very weakly, even when they are moved closer together in (b). However, when all four dipoles are surrounded by a shell as in (c), their exterior fields become enhanced, yielding a stronger magnetic field in the center region. Credit: Carles Navau, et al. ©2012 American Physical Society Explore further The newly designed magnetic shell can either expel or concentrate magnetic energy. In the left panels, a small dipole magnet in (a) is surrounded by a magnetic shell in (b), which expels its magnetic energy further outward. In (c), a second shell harvests the energy and concentrates it into its center hole; in this way, magnetic energy is transferred through empty space. In the right panels, two dipole magnets in (d) are surrounded by shells in (e) that expel their magnetic energy. As shown in (f), the result is magnetic coupling between the two dipoles. Credit: Carles Navau, et al. ©2012 American Physical Society The physicists, Carles Navau, Jordi Prat-Camps, and Alvaro Sanchez at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain, have published their results on their new method of magnetic energy distribution and concentration in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.”We have tried with this work to open new ways of shaping magnetic fields in space,” Sanchez told Phys.org. “Since magnetic fields are so crucial for so many technologies (e.g., almost 100% of the energy generated uses magnetic fields), finding these new possibilities may bring benefits.”The basis of the technique lies in transformation optics, a field that deals with the control of electromagnetic waves and involves metamaterials and invisibility cloaks. While researchers have usually focused on using transformation optics ideas to control light, here the researchers applied the same ideas to control magnetic fields by designing a magnetic shell with specific electromagnetic properties. The shell can be used to control magnetic fields in two ways, depending on its location relative to a magnetic source. When a magnetic source is placed inside the shell, the shell expels the magnetic energy outside. When the shell is placed near a magnetic source located outside the shell, the shell harvests and concentrates the magnetic energy from the source into a hole in the shell’s center. For practical purposes, this approximation is sufficient to work for a variety of potential applications, in which the magnetic shell’s two functions (transferring and concentrating) can be used together or independently. For instance, by surrounding two magnetic dipoles with their own shells, the magnetic coupling between them can be enhanced, which could be used to improve the efficiency of wireless power transmission between a source and a receiver.With its ability to concentrate nearby magnetic fields, a single magnetic shell could also be used to increase the sensitivity of magnetic sensors. The scientists demonstrated that a magnetic sensor placed inside the shell can detect a much larger magnetic flux from an external magnetic source than it would when using a typical concentration strategy involving superconductors. Magnetic sensors are often used in consumer electronics, factory automation, navigation, and many other areas. The magnetic shell could also have medical applications, such as for biosensors that measure the brain’s response in magnetoencephalography, a technique used for mapping brain activity. The physicists also showed that the shells can be used to surround multiple magnetic sources arranged in a circle, allowing them to concentrate magnetic energy in the center of the circle. This arrangement could be used in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a technique used to treat psychiatric disorders. While TMS generally targets regions near the brain’s surface, the magnetic shells could help extend the reach of magnetic fields to deeper targets.Magnetic energy also plays a vital role in power applications, such as in power plants, magnetic memories, and motors. All of these applications require magnetic energy to be spatially distributed or concentrated in a certain way. By enabling the control of magnetic energy in new ways, the magnetic shells could improve these applications and others due to their many possible configurations.”We are presently working on extending these ideas of applying transformation optics to the magnetic case into different directions, and see how future designs can be implemented in practice (in the present case, we suggested superconductors and ferromagnetic materials as a practical implementation of the magnetic shell),” Sanchez said. Complexity in core-shell nanomagnets 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. More information: Carles Navau, et al. “Magnetic Energy Harvesting and Concentration at a Distance by Transformation Optics.” PRL 109, 263903 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.263903 Copyright 2013 Phys.org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Phys.org. In both cases, the shell works by dividing the space into an exterior and interior zone and then transferring the magnetic energy completely into one domain or the other. This method differs from the way that superconductors and ferromagnets distribute magnetic energy, where the energy always returns to the domain where the magnetic sources are.Although no material exists that can perfectly meet the requirements for the magnetic shell’s properties, the physicists showed that they could closely approximate these properties by using wedges of alternating superconducting and ferromagnetic materials. (Phys.org)—A general property of magnetic fields is that they decay with the distance from their magnetic source. But in a new study, physicists have shown that surrounding a magnetic source with a magnetic shell can enhance the magnetic field as it moves away from the source, allowing magnetic energy to be transferred to a distant location through empty space. By reversing this technique, the scientists showed that the transferred magnetic energy can be captured by a second magnetic shell located some distance away from the first shell. The second shell can then concentrate the captured magnetic energy into a small interior region. The achievement represents an unprecedented ability to transport and concentrate magnetic energy, and could have applications in the wireless transmission of energy, medical techniques, and other areas.