faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Congressional candidate Christian Daly remembers the moment when he decided to dedicate himself to serving the community.After graduating from USC, the former deputy supervisor for L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger tried his hand in Hollywood and spent a year acting, but on a plane back to Los Angeles after a trip he began to rethink his career.“I want to say it was a short amount of time that the realm of policy opened itself up to me,” Daly said. “I was selected for the California fellows program. I got a job offer from Assemblyman Steven Bradford — he’s now in the State Senate — and got accepted to Pepperdine school of public policy.”Daly is running against popular Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) for the 27th congressional district.Daly hopes to break the log jam in DC by remaining nonpartisan and focusing on helping people, instead of engaging in party politics.“Public service should be nonpartisan,” Daly said. “But that’s exactly the situation which our nation is in, and that divide goes down from DC to our dining room tables. Not too long ago we all gathered around the table for Thanksgiving. And I know a topic that was off the table was politics. It shouldn’t be about a party, but it should be about the community.”The local product attended Elliot Middle School in Altadena and graduated from Blair high school when he was just 16.His father is a Latin American immigrant, a disabled U.S. Army veteran of the U.S. Army. His African-American mother was born in the Deep South.Daly did not feel he was ready to attend a university. After Pasadena City College and USC, he decided to pursue his Master at Pepperdine University. By then he had changed his mind about becoming a lawyer which he explained to his dad during his tour of Pepperdine.“It’s kind of like being on the beach, you know, with a bucket and a shovel and you’re moving sand: it’s one case at a time. And every so often you may get a crest again in one of your cases,” Daly said. “But with public policy, you’re on that same beach, moving the same sand but with the bulldozer.”Daly graduated with honors, specialized in state and local policy and international relations.Despite his positive attitude, Daly has an uphill battle.Chu (D-Pasadena) has been a San Gabriel Valley political mainstay since the mid-1980s.In 1985, Chu was elected to the Garvey School District Board of Education. From there, she won a seat on the Monterey Park City Council, where she served as mayor three times.In 2001, Chu entered state politics, winning a seat in the state Assembly in 2001.After terming out of that office, Chu was elected to the State Board of Equalization in 2006.In 2009, the former junior college psychology professor became the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress when she won the special election that year for the then-32nd Congressional District after then-Congresswoman and now-LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis was appointed Secretary of Labor by President Barack Obama.Since then, Chu has won re-election five times with at least 60 percent of the vote in four of those contests. Three of those victories have come against perennial Republican candidate Jack Orswell.Since 2012, Chu has been representing Pasadena and the West San Gabriel Valley that with redistricting that year became the 27th District.Currently, the 66-year-old lawmaker serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has filed a lawsuit to obtain President Trump’s long-sought tax documents. The Ways and Means Committee also has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to Social Security and Medicare.On that committee, Chu is a member of its subcommittees on Health and Human Resources, Worker and Family Support, and Oversight, giving her responsibility for issues related to health care reform and safety net programs.Daly has his own policies. He’s dedicated himself to combatting the schools to prison pipeline and is interested in economic situations that have forced young families to leave Pasadena.“I respect Judy and I am grateful for her and her service, but it’s not about what you are facing, but rather what you are working towards and for,” Daly said. 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In the argument of student-athlete compensation, one side generally defends the current system saying that these athletes are getting their tuition paid for and that is a huge sum of money. Of course, not all college athletes are on a full-ride scholarship, but for those that are; their scholarship doesn’t achieve its full value.Photo courtesy USC Sports InformationBusy schedule · The men’s golf team has a busy November, playing on Monday and Tuesday before hitting the links again next week for three days. It’s just one instance of an athletic team tied down by a rough schedule.Student-athletes continually choose their sport over school because the Pac-12 and their school force them to. How can anyone expect student-athletes to put their academics first when their governing bodies refuse to do the same?This debate is especially relevant given all the attention that Thursday night football games have been given and their impact on the minutes football players spend in the classroom, but it isn’t just about football players. Once again the massive entity that is collegiate football has overshadowed the non-revenue sports that suffer from this problem just as much if not more.The men’s golf team has two consecutive weeks in November in which they have a tournament during the week. This week, the team played on Monday and Tuesday and next week they will be on the links Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.That means they are missing the equivalent of a full week of school from just two tournaments.The women’s volleyball team also plays a significant number of times during the week. This week they played in Tucson on Wednesday night and again in Tempe on Friday, meaning they will miss Tuesday through Friday this week.“On Tuesday we travel, Wednesday we play and Thursday we travel to Tempe,” women’s volleyball head coach Mick Haley said to the Daily Trojan before the team left. “Then we play early Friday at 6 p.m., but we can’t get out that night, which is terrible because we have to get up early to get them back by 9 the next morning on Saturday.”This atrocious schedule leaves very little room to achieve academic excellence. In the same interview, Haley said he thought the team would only be in school for eight days in November.It doesn’t matter how many administrators and coaches come out and say academics are the priority for their teams if their actions speak differently.This isn’t a new problem either and the NCAA in all its resplendent glory is aware of the problem.The organization has conducted a study in order to gain insight into the experiences and well being of student athletes. This survey, “Growth, Opportunity, Aspirations and Learning of Students in College,” was conducted in 2006, 2010 and most recently in 2015.The findings are disheartening, considering the word student comes first in student-athlete. In Division I schools, athletes reported dedicating a median of 34 hours a week to their sport in-season, a two-hour increase since 2010. Not surprisingly, football players spent the most time, averaging 42 hours a week. The other sport that struck the 40-hour mark — that of a full-time job — was baseball at 40 hours per week.The silver lining is that athletes also said they are spending more time on academics than they were in 2010 with the number of hours per week rising from 35.5 hours to 38.5 hours while they are in season. Across the board, female student-athletes said they spent more time studying than their male counterparts.Fifty-nine percent of male and 66 percent of female Division I athletes said they want to spend more time on academics during the season. The three sports who consistently reported they spent significantly more time on athletics than academics were football, baseball and men’s golf.Student-athletes are missing class at very high rates as well. Ten percent of football players reported missing three or more classes a week during their season, and this was the lowest number among of the categories the NCAA provided for Division I athletes. Nineteen percent of baseball players, 21 percent of men’s basketball players and 22 percent of women’s basketball players — all limited to Division I athletes — reported missing three or more classes a week during their season.Between the time spent traveling or working out and the time spent pursuing a degree, the life of a college athlete is far busier than most average students. Unfortunately, most of the student-athletes surveyed were not dissatisfied with these time commitments during the season.By promoting a culture of athletics taking precedent over academics, these athletes are being done a disservice by their universities.According to the NCAA, just 1.6 percent of NCAA football players go on to compete in the NFL. 1.1 percent of men’s basketball players make it to the NBA and for baseball players, 9.7 will be drafted by a Major League team.By taking athletes out of the classroom for such a significant time, the University is taking away valuable preparation for a world beyond athletics. This isn’t to say that college sports should be done away with, there just needs to be some reform in the amount of time that these athletes are expected to contribute to their schools when what they are receiving in return — their education — is being taken away from them.Hailey Tucker is a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Tucker Talks,” runs Thursdays.
Tags: Golden State WarrorsHuston RocketsNBAStephen CurrySteve Kerr Stephen Curry (right) throes down a three pointer this morningNational Basketball Association (NBA)Golden State Warriors (GSW) 126-85 Huston RocketsOracle Arena, Oackland-CalifoniaGolden State Warriors lead seven game series 2-1Stephen Curry exploded in the third quarter to help his Golden State Warriors side take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals against Huston Rockets.Arguably the greatest shooter of all time, Curry shot just 1-7 from beyond the arc in the first half of the game, pushing his series total to 3-20 from deep but turned up the head in the third quarter, shooting 8/8 for 18 points.The third quarter burst came, and the game was as good as over. After three quarters, the Dubs led 88-67.The game also saw five other GSW players reach double figures in terms of points with Kevin Durant managing 25, Klay Thompson 13, Andre Iguadala and Draymond Green 13 apiece and substitute Quinn Cook 11.Curry finished with 35 points on 5-12 shooting from deep.On the other end, the Warriors were able to hold Houston’s duo of James Harden and Chris Paul to just 33 points combined on 12-of-32 from the field (4-of-14 from beyond the arc).Huston’s James Harden managed only 20 points in game three.What they said after the game:Stephen Curry, GSW captain.“This is what i expected to do, just like i do in every game, don’t get to high on the highs and not so low on the lows.“You appreciate every opportunity to play the game and am thankful for some shots i made.“We still got a long way to go and we have to stay focused as a team.“We played better defence today which i have to thank everybody more and more.Steve Kerr, GSW Coach on Curry’s performance.“Steph is underrated for the toughness factor but you don’t become a two time MVP just by shooting a bunch of threes.“He is got unbelievable stamina and physical toughness and all toughness.“For four days, everybody has been talking about him and what he did tonight, doesn’t surprise any of us because that is who he is, he got unbelievable character, great talent and always rises when he needs to.GSW coach Steve Kerr lauded Curry’s characterThe Warriors took a 2-1 lead in the series, with a 126-85 victory. Yeah, you read that correctly, a 41-point win.The game played in the series so far:Game 1. Huston 106 – 119 GSWGame 2. Huston 127 – 105 GSWGame 3. GSW 126 – 85 Huston.Game four is on Wednesday morning.In the other final, Boston Celtics will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland-Ohio.The Celtics lead the series 2-1 after winning game one and two but lost the last match 116-86.Comments
24 March 2016The United Nations 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) wraps up today in New York. Noting South Africa’s participation at the session, the Cabinet said it gave the country an opportunity to benchmark the progress made since the dawn of democracy on a global arena.“It is important to note that since the democratic dispensation, South Africa (has) participated in the fourth World Conference of Women in 1995 and signed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in the same year,” the Cabinet said.This year’s theme at the commission, which started on 14 March, was “Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development”.Representatives of UN member states, UN entities and NGOs accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council attended the CSW60.The CSW programme is divided into two separate but inter-related sessions:The high level ministerial segment or formal CSW session; and,the NGO Forum, which is in the main informal session.Sherwin shares impressive stats on leadership of women at SABC. Great panel. pic.twitter.com/z5HUk1xp3z— Phumzile Mlambo (@phumzileunwomen) March 22, 2016Opening“This session marks the beginning of the countdown to 2030 to the future we want, in which no one is left behind,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Women executive director and a UN under-secretary-general, “a future in which there is substantive gender equality.”She said collaboration was key to success. “We know that in order to bring the new agenda to life, we need to get closest to those who are most disadvantaged. Governments cannot deliver alone on their strong commitments.“Collaboration with civil society and women’s organisations is key. It also means that greater support and protection of civil society is needed to ensure greater political space and capacity for them. To implement this agenda, the support of the private sector is also needed.”In his opening remarks, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged the strides made. He noted that he had appointed more than 150 women as assistant secretary-generals or under-secretary-generals.“When I took office, there were no women special representatives – often known as SRSGs – in the field,” Ban observed. “Today, nearly a quarter of UN missions are headed by women. That is not nearly enough, but it is a major step in realising the Security Council’s historic resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.“We are now shattering glass ceilings, and this commitment will continue. The deeply rooted prejudice that women are not capable of dealing with security matters, that is completely untrue.”South Africa’s participationSouth Africa sent various leaders to take part in CSW60, including ministers of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu, Labour Mildred Oliphant, Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa, and Social Development Bathabile Dlamini, as well as Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu.Why does @SABCNewsOnline cover @phumzileunwomen and @UN_Women? To show girls in South Africa and Africa what is possible.- @sherwiebp #CSW60— Global Goals (@GlobalGoalsUN) March 22, 2016“Being here in New York for me and seeing the role of small and medium enterprises and how they (are) contributing not only to your (gross domestic product) but just contributing to the well-being of their own people is a lesson for us in South Africa,” Zulu said, speaking about society’s economic transformation, hosted by South African NGO Ilitha Labantu.She told the South African Broadcasting Corporation that once women had economic independence, they were able to make better decisions for their families and society.Ilitha Labantu founder Mandisa Monakeli called for greater implementation instead of lip service. “We’re even talking about working at home that is unpaid work and we are saying women need to be paid for whatever job they are doing and when we talk about that we need to look at how do we bring those together. Equality talking about finances, how do we put equality together with finances,” she said.South Africa.info reporter
Active archiving is the process of tagging and moving infrequently used data from high-performance active storage to more cost-effective storage. The term Active Archiving is most often applied to structured data stored in a relational database but it can also be applied to unstructured data.Off-loaded data can be stored on cost-effective but lower performance storage media. Depending on the media selected, the data could still remain on-line, ‘near-line’, or offline and stored on long-term storage media like optical devices or tape. Some estimates are that only 20% of a company’s data is critical and needs to be stored on high-performance disk storage.The benefits of active archiving are that removing large amounts of rarely used data from a system can dramatically improve application performance and availability. Further, only active data needs to be backed up on a regular basis, significantly reducing the time needed to perform backups.If off-loaded data ever needs to be recalled, administrators and end users can restore the data on an as-needed basis.Business policies often drive the structure of the active archive process. In the world of records management, policies are developed that fully specify how to manage the information of a record from its creation to its final disposition. The policy might specify how the information can be searched, organized, stored and disposed.Active archiving creates tiered storage systems and each tier typically provides a trade-off of storage performance versus storage costs.Some questions that can help structure your IT storage policy include:Which applications and servers store data that are critical to your business?What records can be deleted and when?Which IT assets do employees use and with what frequency?Hitachi Data Systems’ Low Li Kiang recommends the creation of a single active archive for managing content across both commercial and in-house data systems with capabilities of storing both structured and unstructured data. In that way, operations can be centralized on a single archive while ensuring data security, authentication and integrity.
The braiding method in the new study consists of a four-step process that involves slowly tuning the parameters of the system that generates the Majorana time crystals. In each step, the 0 and π modes are shifted, so that at the end of the entire process, the sequence of transformations results in one complete braiding operation that resets the system to its initial configuration. In the future, time crystals may lead to new ways to perform certain quantum computational tasks. With this goal in mind, the physicists also showed that their quantum control protocol can be applied to time crystals to generate “magic states,” which are a basic requirement for quantum computing. “Braiding time crystals is potentially useful for quantum computation because we exploit their time-domain features and thus obtain more qubits for encoding information, and hence achieve savings in hardware,” Gong said.In the future, the physicists plan to further explore the possibilities of braiding time crystals. For one thing, they expect that extending braiding from one superconducting wire to an array of wires may allow them to simulate more intricate braiding processes.”Given that we have now shown how the time dimension can be used as a resource for performing quantum computation, one future direction we have in mind will be to explore the possibility of storing and manipulating information with even fewer physical resources by enlarging the system in the time direction and by making use of more Majorana modes in periodically driven quantum wires,” Gong said. “As a long-term goal, we plan to use this idea to design a robust quantum computer architecture with an optimal amount of resources—that is, one that is relatively small in physical size, but does not take a very long time to operate.” Braiding time crystals. Credit: Bomantara and Gong. ©2018 American Physical Society Physicists propose method for braiding light Over the past few years, physicists have predicted that a new form of matter called time crystals may have potential applications in quantum computing. Now in a new study, physicists Raditya Weda Bomantara and Jiangbin Gong at the National University of Singapore have taken some of the first steps toward showing exactly how that might be done. They theoretically demonstrate that, by braiding two different modes of time crystals, it’s possible to generate the states that are necessary to perform universal quantum computation. Citation: Braiding may be key to using time crystals in quantum computing (2018, June 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-braiding-key-crystals-quantum.html © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Physical Review Letters More information: Raditya Weda Bomantara and Jiangbin Gong. “Simulation of Non-Abelian Braiding in Majorana Time Crystals.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.230405Also at arXiv:1712.09243 [quant-ph] Time crystals have attracted the attention of physicists since the concept was first proposed by Frank Wilczek in 2012. Five years later, in 2017, time crystals were experimentally realized for the first time. Just as ordinary crystals are characterized by their repeating patterns in space, time crystals—which are always moving—have the unique feature that their motion exhibits repeating patterns in time. To realize a time crystal, a periodically driven laser sets the particles in a superconducting loop in motion. When the system is manipulated in a precise way, the particles’ motion collectively synchronizes in a periodic manner, resulting in a time crystal.In the new study, Bomantara and Gong have developed a method for harnessing the unique properties of time crystals for quantum computing that is based on braiding. To do this, they turned to a particular type of time crystal called a Majorana time crystal, whose name comes from the way it’s created, which is from the quantum coherence between two types of Majorana edge modes (0 and π) in a superconducting chain. The reason for choosing Majorana time crystals is that they share similarities with a type of quasiparticle called non-Abelian anyons, which can be braided and have recently been considered as a potential component of a topological quantum computer. By making use of this connection to non-Abelian anyons, the physicists showed that it’s possible to mimic non-Abelian braiding in Majorana time crystals.”Loosely speaking, braiding refers to exchanging the location of two particles,” Gong told Phys.org. “In order to carry out this exchange, the particles are to be systematically moved around each other in such a way that if we draw the paths traversed by the two particles in spacetime, they form a braid. We know in real life that there are different types of braids, and that converting one braid to another requires certain operations that nature cannot do by itself. As a result, by storing information in these different types of braids, we can manipulate this information (hence performing quantum computation) by changing one type of braid to another (hence called braiding) without worrying that some external disturbance may destroy them.” Explore further This document is subject to copyright. 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