Phillip Brave Davis is now Interim PLP leader

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 16th 2017: Deputy leader Phillip Brave Davis will retain the post as Political Leader of PLP. His assumption of the role comes automatic according to the PLP’s constitution, following the resignation of Former Prime Minister and PLP Leader, Perry Christie.His plans for the party, “to rebuild from the ground up”, after its defeat at the 2017 polls. Davis will hold the post until the convention decides who is best fit to lead the party, while his former role as Deputy Leader will also be decided by internal elections. His post as Political Leader of the PLP also makes way for him to become the Opposition Leader in the House of Assembly.As to why the announcement on his new role not made, Davis says it was not his night, redirecting focus on outgoing PLP leader and Former Prime Minister, Perry Christie.Davis says the PLP is yet to finalise its selection of senators. So far names that have been names listed include Dr.Kendal Major , Jobeth Coleby, Alfred Sears, and Dr.Charles Clarke. The four names which are not uncommon to The Bahamas, are said to represent new faces of the PLP, with broad appeal and a blend of experience. Fred Mitchell’ s Sour Grapes rant following FNM win. Recommended for you Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections2017, #BraveDavisNewPLPLeader, #magneticmedianewscenter_img #MagneticMediaNews#BraveDavisNewPLPLeader#BahamasGeneralElections2017 88 Percent voter turnout Bahamas General Elections 2017 Fred Smith, Q.C : Christmas has come Early to Bahamas, FNM paints Parliament redlast_img read more

Two new ways to measure the gravitational constant

center_img More information: Qing Li et al. Measurements of the gravitational constant using two independent methods, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0431-5AbstractThe Newtonian gravitational constant, G, is one of the most fundamental constants of nature, but we still do not have an accurate value for it. Despite two centuries of experimental effort, the value of G remains the least precisely known of the fundamental constants. A discrepancy of up to 0.05 per cent in recent determinations of G suggests that there may be undiscovered systematic errors in the various existing methods. One way to resolve this issue is to measure G using a number of methods that are unlikely to involve the same systematic effects. Here we report two independent determinations of G using torsion pendulum experiments with the time-of-swing method and the angular-acceleration-feedback method. We obtain G values of 6.674184 × 10−11 and 6.674484 × 10−11 cubic metres per kilogram per second squared, with relative standard uncertainties of 11.64 and 11.61 parts per million, respectively. These values have the smallest uncertainties reported until now, and both agree with the latest recommended value within two standard deviations. Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces of nature (the others are the weak and strong interaction and electromagnetism). Despite hundreds of years of concerted effort by scientists around the world, there is still no explanation for how it works. Adding to the frustration is the fact that no one has been able to find a way to measure its actual force—scientists have been trying to do that for hundreds of years, as well. In modern times, researchers have come very close, however—the current accepted value is 6.67408 × 10−11 m3 kg-1 s-2. In this new effort, researchers working in China have modified a standard way of measuring the gravitational constant—torsion pendulums. The method was first devised by Henry Cavendish back in 1798, and since then, has been modified many times to make it more accurate.In the first approach, the researchers built a device consisting of a silica plate coated with metal hung in the air by a wire. Two steel balls provided a gravitational attraction. The force of gravity was measured by noting how much the wire twisted. The second approach was similar to the first, except that the plate was hung from a spinning turntable that kept the wire in place. In such an apparatus, the gravitational force was measured by noting the rotation of the turntable.In both approaches, the researchers added features to prevent interference from nearby objects and disturbances, including seismic. They report measurements of 6.674484 × 10−11 and 6.674184 × 10−11m3 kg-1 s-2—both of which, the team claims, are more precise than other previous measurements. Citation: Two new ways to measure the gravitational constant (2018, August 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-ways-gravitational-constant.html © 2018 Phys.orglast_img read more

YVR welcomes Airbus A350900 for the first time in Canada

center_img RICHMOND, B.C. — Earlier this week, Cathay Pacific made history when it debuted the industry’s newest aircraft – the Airbus A350-900 – in North America for the very first time.On March 28, the airline launched increased service between Vancouver and Hong Kong with the first scheduled Canadian arrival and departure of the A350-900. The state-of-the-art aircraft will service the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) route, offering more direct flights and seats than any other airline with 17 flights per week and an additional 87,360 seats annually from YVR.“Vancouver was the airline’s first destination in North America with our then state-of-the-art Boeing 747-200 aircraft being the first airline to fly nonstop between YVR and Hong Kong, so it is fitting that nearly 34 years later, we are the first airline to debut the industry’s newest aircraft, the exciting Airbus A350-900 in North America,” said Philippe Lacamp, Cathay Pacific Senior Vice President, Americas.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesThe new Airbus A350-900 is the quietest among the aircraft types in its class and is 25% more fuel-efficient. It features a refreshed Business Class cabin and new Premium Economy and Economy Class seats that offer more space and comfort, plus panoramic windows and LED mood lighting. In an eco-friendly move, cabin carpets and passengers’ blankets are made from recycled plastic and nylon, including plastic bottles and salvaged fishing nets that are otherwise a hazard for marine life.Craig Richmond, President and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, said he’s thrilled to welcome the first Canadian arrival of the Airbus A350-900. “It is exciting to see the continued growth of this route and opportunities that stem from it as YVR works towards building a world class sustainable gateway between Asia and the Americas.”The three additional flights per week is expected to generate approximately 163 additional jobs in British Columbia, both at the airport and in the tourism industry, $5.6 million in wages, $1.6 million in taxes, and $8.6 million in Gross Domestic Product. << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, March 30, 2017 last_img read more