Brewerville Mayor and District #17 aspirant, George CurtisBrewerville City Mayor George V. Curtis has promised to provide four lots to a local humanitarian group, Charity Liberia to complete its maiden project: building a home for old people that will take care of their daily needs, including health and recreation.Charity Liberia, celebrating United Nations enacted World Humanitarian Day at a program held at the Brewerville City Hall, yesterday announced the project.Project representative Abednego S. Allison explained the rationale behind the project: “In our society whenever you are old, people don’t value you and as a result our old people suffer many pains.”Allison said it was predicated upon the suffering of the old people that his organization, during the celebration decided to launch the project.Mayor Curtis said his father, the legendary Alfred B. Curtis, the first mayor of the city and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives in the TWP era, before his death, resided in an Old Folks Home in the United States.“I know what it means to be an old man in our society and that’s why I am impressed with the project by Charity Liberia.“It’s been my dream for a similar project and therefore I am going to work with your association and will provide you four lots, that is one acre for the project,” Mayor Curtis said, to a wide applause.Curtis said he would reach out with the larger society, including the public and the private sectors to mobilize support for the completion of the project.“I feel great about this project,” Curtis declared, “and my administration is willing to support any of such brilliant ideas from any of our residents to improve the lives of our people.”He said the City of Brewerville and its various departments, including the police, are working assiduously to ensure the realization of better living conditions for the people.He announced his fullest support towards the Charity Liberia’s first major project and assured the community that only through collective effort could better things happen for them.Curtis said Brewerville City was founded in 1870 but unfortunately does not benefit from budgetary allocation from the Government of Liberia and he wants that to change. He launched the project with U$60.The humanitarian organization, Alfred B. Curtis Sr. Foundation (ABC) in his father’s memory was organized in 2014 to carry out his legacies and it involves in education, health and sanitation, agriculture, women empowerment, community development, youth empowerment, sports and recreation and human rights advocacy for Liberians.ABC solicits funds from local and international donor agencies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
(a) A schematic view of the ALPHA trap. Penning trap electrodes are held at ~9 K, and have an inner diameter of 44.5 mm. A three-layer silicon vertex detector surrounds the magnets and the cryostat. A 1 T base field is provided by an external solenoid (not shown). An antiproton beam is introduced from the right, while positrons from an accumulator are brought in from the left. (b) The magnetic field strength in the y-z plane (z is along the trap axis, with z=0 at the centre of the magnetic trap). Green dashed lines in this and other figures depict the location of the inner walls of the electrodes. (c) The axial field profile, with an effective trap length of ~270 mm. (d) The field strength in the x-y plane. (e) The field strength profile along the x-axis. Image credit: ArXiv paper (see ref. below) (PhysOrg.com) — Seventeen minutes may not seem like much, but to physicists working on the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus (ALPHA) project at the CERN physics complex near Geneva, 1000 seconds is nearly four orders of magnitude better than has ever been achieved before in capturing and holding onto antimatter atoms. In a paper published in arXiv, a team of researchers studying the properties of antimatter, describe a process whereby they were able to confine antihydrogen atoms for just that long, paving the way for new experiments that could demonstrate properties of antimatter that until now, have been largely speculation. 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. The process works by cooling the antiprotons that when combined with positrons, are used to make the antihydrogen, which reduces the energy in the resulting antimatter and allows for more of it to be confined in a magnetic trap, and then held there in a cloud for a period of time.One of the big questions in physics is whether antihydrogen atoms occupy the same energy levels as hydrogen; others of course want to know how it reacts to gravity, as some have speculated that antihydrogen might actually fall up, or behave in other unexpected ways. The experiments going on at CERN might just answer both those questions, and more.The idea of the specialness of antimatter has become a fixture of modern science fiction books, magazines and especially television and movies, creating in the public mind an oftentimes distorted image of what harnessing antimatter might bring. Thus, any new advances such as those happening at CERN tend to incite headlines that invite even more speculation.At any rate, in the experiment, the researchers were able to trap 309 antihydrogen atoms, up from the previous best of just 38, which means the team is learning to both capture more of them and to hold on to them longer before collisions with various trace gasses causes them to be annihilated, or in some cases to become energized enough to escape the magnetic field. Up next for the ALPHA team are plans to cool a small bunch of antihydrogen atoms in such a way as to allow them to watch as it either rises or falls due to gravity, thus answering one of the more exciting questions regarding antimatter, in perhaps just the next few months. New technique for antihydrogen synthesis promises answers to mysteries of antimatter Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: Confinement of antihydrogen for 1000 seconds, arXiv:1104.4982v1 [physics.atom-ph] arxiv.org/abs/1104.4982AbstractAtoms made of a particle and an antiparticle are unstable, usually surviving less than a microsecond. Antihydrogen, made entirely of antiparticles, is believed to be stable, and it is this longevity that holds the promise of precision studies of matter-antimatter symmetry. We have recently demonstrated trapping of antihydrogen atoms by releasing them after a confinement time of 172 ms. A critical question for future studies is: how long can anti-atoms be trapped? Here we report the observation of anti-atom confinement for 1000 s, extending our earlier results by nearly four orders of magnitude. Our calculations indicate that most of the trapped anti-atoms reach the ground state. Further, we report the first measurement of the energy distribution of trapped antihydrogen which, coupled with detailed comparisons with simulations, provides a key tool for the systematic investigation of trapping dynamics. These advances open up a range of experimental possibilities, including precision studies of CPT symmetry and cooling to temperatures where gravitational effects could become apparent.via Technology Review Citation: CERN scientists confine antihydrogen atoms for 1000 seconds (2011, May 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-cern-scientists-confine-antihydrogen-atoms.html
10Feb Representative Johnson announces February office hours Categories: News,Steven Johnson News State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:Monday, February 13thAllegan CountyBig Boy1180 W Superior St. in Wayland8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Kent CountyMr. Burger1750 44th St. SE in Kentwood10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.“Open and honest communication with residents is instrumental in holding state government accountable,” said Johnson, R-Wayland. “I invite all residents to attend a local office hour gathering to share their concerns and ideas.”No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend. Those unable to attend are encouraged to call Rep. Johnson’s office at 517-373-0840, email [email protected] or visit his website at www.RepJohnson.com.