UK commits to closer relations with CARICOM

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGuyana, June 28, 2017 – Georgetown – Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of challenging events, it today committed to closer relations with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).New High Commissioner of the UK to the Eastern Caribbean and CARICOM, Her Excellency Janet Douglas said on Thursday 22 June that her country wanted to infuse fresh vigour in its relations with the Region. She was at time presenting her Letter of Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana.In the wake of the recent acts of terrorism in the UK, Ambassador LaRocque placed on record the Community’s unreserved condemnation of orchestrated attacks perpetrated against innocent civilians.He said: “CARICOM joins its voice to that of the international community in condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Such disruptive and vicious acts underscore the need for the international community to deepen cooperation in the battle against terrorism.”Secretary-General LaRocque also extended sincere condolences to the UK for the loss of lives and homes due to the disastrous fire at Grenfell Tower in West London in the early hours of 14 June.According to the new UK envoy, it was indeed “a sombre and challenging time” for Britain, but hope was inspired by the message of Her Majesty the Queen on her official birthday, when she said, “Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity.” That spirit of resolve she said is one that was shared with CARICOM to promote common values such as respect for human rights, the rule of law, and a determination to protect the fragile environment.Ambassador LaRocque stated his appreciation for Britain’s strategic support of issues relating to climate change. Noting that the Caribbean had been designated as the most natural disaster-prone region in the world, he said most Member States bore a heavy debt burden from rebuilding after major climatic events which were more frequent and more intense.Against this backdrop, he said CARICOM continued to advocate for development partners to revisit their policies on graduating vulnerable countries out of access to concessionary development financing. The use of per capita income as the primary criterion for access, the Secretary-General said, was inadequate, adding that vulnerability must be factored in. He further appealed to the UK to include vulnerability of CARICOM countries in reconsidering the eligibility criteria for access to the Infrastructure Fund it has allocated to countries of the Region.The Secretary-General also raised the issues regarding blacking-listing of CARICOM countries as non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, de-risking and the withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships by some international banks.He urged the UK – a key player in the OECD and the EU – to communicate the positions of global financial authorities which have affirmed the financial integrity of CARICOM countries.Ms Douglas said that the United Kingdom will continue to collaborate with its CARICOM partners to combat threats to their collective security, such as narcotic trafficking and other international organised crime.As her country negotiated its departure from the EU, she assured that it will retain close relationships with European partners. The new envoy pledged that along with other British High Commissioners in the Region, she will work to manage the implications of Brexit for CARICOM, particularly in the areas of trade and development.Looking forward to the April 2018 Commonwealth Summit, Ms Douglas signalled the UK’s desire to work with CARICOM to ensure its success.“The Summit will provide a platform on which to set a new vision of a strong and effective Commonwealth. It offers the opportunity to re-energise the Commonwealth, so that it better upholds its shared democratic values and delivers greater security and prosperity to its citizens,” Ms Douglas said.After the accreditation, Ambassador LaRocque and Ms Douglas further discussed the challenges with NCDs, security, as well as preparations for the Commonwealth Summit and the UK-Caribbean Forum in 2018.#magneticmedianews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more


Ozil says hes positive he can return soon

first_imgThe German footballer is currently injured and missed the Christmas and New Year’s matches due to a knee injury.German footballer Mesut Ozil has a knee injury and has missed a couple of Arsenal’s matches.And he went into Instagram to vent his frustration about missing the team’s recent games.“Positive start into 2019 for us!” he wrote as reported by The Standard.“Congrats Gunners! Nevertheless, it was hard for me to not being on the pitch due to my injury today.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I definitely want to help the team as soon as possible again,” he added.“Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and satisfying 2019! #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö”.Positive start into 2019 for us!❤ Congrats Gunners!⚽👏🏼 Nevertheless it was hard for me to not being on the pitch due to my injury today. I definitely want to help the team as soon as possible again. Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and satisfying 2019! 💪🏼💥 #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 1, 2019last_img read more


Generalized Hardys paradox shows an even stronger conflict between quantum and classical

first_img Explore further In 1993, physicist Lucien Hardy proposed an experiment showing that there is a small probability (around 6-9%) of observing a particle and its antiparticle interacting with each other without annihilating—something that is impossible in classical physics. The way to explain this result is to require quantum theory to be nonlocal: that is, to allow for the existence of long-range quantum correlations, such as entanglement, so that particles can influence each other across long distances. More information: Shu-Han Jiang et al. “Generalized Hardy’s Paradox.” Physical Review Letters 120, 050403 (2018). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.050403, Also at arXiv:1709.09812 [quant-ph] 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. By building the most general framework for the n-particle Hardy’s paradox and Hardy’s inequality, the results of the new paper provide a stronger Hardy’s paradox, and can also detect more quantum entangled states. As the success probability for the three-qubit generalized Hardy’s paradox reaches 0.25, the researchers are very hopeful that it will be observed in future experiments. Credit: Jiang, et al. © 2018 American Physical Society So far, Hardy’s paradox has been experimentally demonstrated with two particles, and a few special cases with more than two particles have been proposed but not experimentally demonstrated. Now in a new paper published in Physical Review Letters, physicists have presented a generalized Hardy’s paradox that extends to any number of particles. Further, they show that any version of Hardy’s paradox that involves three or more particles conflicts with local (classical) theory even more strongly than any of the previous versions of the paradox do. To illustrate, the physicists proposed an experiment with three particles in which the probability of observing the paradoxical event reaches an estimated 25%.”In this paper, we show a family of generalized Hardy’s paradox to the most degree, in that by adjusting certain parameters they not only include previously known extensions as special cases, but also give sharper conflicts between quantum and classical theories in general,” coauthor Jing-Ling Chen at Nankai University and the National University of Singapore told Phys.org. “What’s more, based on the paradoxes, we are able to write down novel Bell’s inequalities, which enable us to detect more quantum entangled states.”As the physicists explain, Hardy’s paradox involves inequalities that correspond to the inequalities in Bell’s theorem—a theorem showing that quantum mechanics must violate either locality or realism. As previous research has shown, Hardy’s paradox can be interpreted in terms of inequalities by considering the probabilities of certain events occurring. Suppose that the probabilities that A < B, B < C, and C < D are all zero. In the classical world, it would then be impossible to have A < D. But in Hardy's paradox, A < D occurs with some nonzero probability, in contrast with classical predictions."Put simply, Hardy's paradox states that a classically impossible sequence of events from end to end—just imagine a snake devouring its tail—as it were, are nonvanishingly possible in the quantum region," Chen said. "This is really surprising."In the future, the physicists plan to further explore the connections between the generalized Hardy's paradox and Bell's inequalities. In regards to experiments, a group at the University of Science and Technology of China has begun to perform the photon-based experiment to verify the stronger Hardy's paradox.center_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters © 2018 Phys.org Citation: Generalized Hardy’s paradox shows an even stronger conflict between quantum and classical physics (2018, February 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-hardy-paradox-stronger-conflict-quantum.html Physicists resolve a paradox of quantum theorylast_img read more