Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 27, 2017 – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are conducting an investigation into two reports of Aggravated Burglary and a robbery that occurred on Providenciales between last night and earlier this morning (Friday 27th January 2017).Around 8:09 pm on Thursday 26th January, police responded to the Quality Supermarket in Blue Hills, where the complainant was met and told officers that he was walking on his way home when two males wearing black clothing with gloves and brandishing a black handgun held him up and demanded his belongings. The culprits made off with one phone, a small amount of cash, a wallet containing identification cards and a gold chain with a pendant. A search was made in the area for persons fitting the description but no one was found.Police responded to an Aggravated Burglary Report in the Grace Bay area around 3:21 am this morning, they met the victim who stated that she was awakened by three males in her home, one pointed a gun at her while the others ransacked her home. The bandits got away with a red wallet containing bank debit cards, along with a small undisclosed amount of cash and a Black Nokia cellphone.Also this morning at 3:51 am, police responded to a home in the Long Bay area to a report of another Aggravated Burglary. The complainant told police that four (4) males came into her home; one of them held her up with a gun while the others search her bedroom. The culprits took a handbag containing a Notepad, wallet with bank debit cards, Driver’s license, other ID’s, a small undisclosed amount of cash, a black Movado watch, one white Ipad and a gold bracelet. Officers did a search in the area and found a red wallet that was reported missing from a previous report. The offenders escaped in the victim’s light blue 2002 Toyota Progress car. The vehicle was later found in the Gracebay Village.Anyone with information surrounding the offences above, or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837, or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews # Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
The Blues will play against Bate Borisov on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League and Kovacic talked about the team’s plan for that gameChelsea footballer Mateo Kovacic watched Liverpool lose 2-0 against Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.And the Blues player says his team shouldn’t take opponents for granted and respect Bate Borisov in the UEFA Europa League.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I watched the game and Liverpool struggled a lot. In Belgrade the atmosphere is tough. It’s difficult to play there like it will be here as well,” he was echoed by Goal.“These are games where you need to concentrate a lot or you will lose the game.”“The most important thing is we need to be prepared so that what happened to Liverpool doesn’t happen to us,” he added.
Physics duo create tractor beam using dual Bessel beams More information: Acoustic Tractor Beam, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 174302 – Published 30 April 2014. dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.174302ABSTRACTNegative radiation forces act opposite to the direction of propagation, or net momentum, of a beam but have previously been challenging to definitively demonstrate. We report an experimental acoustic tractor beam generated by an ultrasonic array operating on macroscopic targets (>1 cm) to demonstrate the negative radiation forces and to map out regimes over which they dominate, which we compare to simulations. The result and the geometrically simple configuration show that the effect is due to nonconservative forces, produced by redirection of a momentum flux from the angled sides of a target and not by conservative forces from a potential energy gradient. Use of a simple acoustic setup provides an easily understood illustration of the negative radiation pressure concept for tractor beams and demonstrates continuous attraction towards the source, against a net momentum flux in the system. (a) Nonconservative pushing force exerted on an object by a plane wave as a result of strong backscattering. (b) Decreasing of the pushing force due to an enhanced forward scattering in a nonparaxial beam. (c) The authors used a target designed to maximize the forward scattering of acoustic radiation, leading to a pulling nonconservative force towards the source: an acoustic tractor beam. Credit: APS/Alan Stonebraker (Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from the U.K., Scotland and the U.S. has built a functioning acoustic tractor beam in a lab—one that is able to pull objects of centimeter size. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes how they built their device, why it works and to what applications it might be put. Journal information: Physical Review Letters Because of the stipulations required to make it work, applications that could make use of such a tractor beam are clearly limited, though the researchers suggest it might prove useful in some medical situations. Experimental configuration to demonstrate negative radiation forces with a planar ultrasonic array. (a) Scaled cross-sectional geometry of the 550 kHz planar matrix array source and hollow, prism-shaped targets suspended above the array. Linear phase gradients applied to the array elements produce wave fronts steered at θ=50.6° towards the array center line. Active subapertures, forming a hollow core with diameter Δxn, are stepped towards the center line by the array element pitch, with a corresponding lateral (±x) shift in the transmitted local wave fronts and an axial (−z) shift of the intersection with the axis. (b),(c) Normalized maps of simulated instantaneous pressure field and (d),(e) measured magnitude of the pressure field produced by the transmitting subapertures illustrated under the field maps. Credit: (c) PRL, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.174302 Tractor beams, as we all know are a staple of science fiction—a beam is emitted from a spaceship that can be used to lock on to other objects, such as another space ship, and then used to move that other object in any direction, most interestingly, in the same direction from which the beam is being emitted—pulling it in. Tractor beams seem counterintuitive as beams of light tend to push objects away, rather than attract them—but, as prior research has shown, optical tractor beams can be created at the nanoparticle level, e.g. optical tweezers. In this new effort, the research team has extended the abilities of a tractor beam by using one based on acoustics, rather than optics.Sending a beam (wave) at an object and having it pull the object closer rather than push it can work because of the scattering of the wave that occurs when it collides with the object and if the wave is sent at an angle to the object. If the scattering and angle are controlled just right, a low pressure zone can be created in front of the object, in effect, pushing it back towards the origin of the beam. In the lab, the researchers used ultrasonic sound waves in a tank of water. They put an array of ultrasound emitters at the bottom of the tank and used a hollow isosceles triangular prism as the object to be pulled. Using an array of emitters allowed for very precisely controlling the wave, which allowed for directing energy onto the outer surface of the object, causing backscattering that led to the frontal low pressure zone, which in turn led to pushing the object back towards the wave source. An analogy would be squeezing a chocolate chip with your fingers, forcing it to move in whatever direction you choose. Citation: Researchers build acoustic tractor beam (2014, May 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-05-acoustic-tractor.html Explore further © 2014 Phys.org 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.
People who have social power tend to rely a lot on their internal body cues when taking important decisions, suggests new research. “Our research suggests that the powerful more strongly rely on gut feelings and internal cues when they make judgments about what they like, what is true, and what they should do,” said lead researcher Karl-Andrew
June 3, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » There’s a new high-end smartphone in town with the release of luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu’s new Signature Touch model. But be warned, before you trade in your old Apple or Samsung it’s worth noting that prices for this new good-looking gadget currently start at 7,900 euros ($10,750).Marketing itself as a “luxury company which happens to produce mobile phones,” the new Vertu model claims to boast state of the art technology, superior craftsmanship and materials as well as its bespoke services – including its most popular concierge service which provides 24-hour worldwide assistance to users.”It’s the combination of these three things that make a superior luxury phone,” Max Pogliani, CEO of Vertu told CNBC Tuesday. He refuted claims that it’s style over substance too, stating that this new “pinnacle” smartphone is now equipped with “state of the art technology” that can rival the latest models from the high-end market. Top industry names are apparent in parts of its design, with Bang & Olufson and Dolby Laboratories taking care of the sound and Sweden’s Hasselblad providing the camera technology. The phone features a 4.7 inch full HD sapphire crystal screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor chip and Google’s Android 4.4 (KitKat) software.This new Signature Touch model follows on from the company’s Constellation model, which came out in October priced at 4,900 euros, and the Vertu Ti was launched in early 2013, starting at 7,900 euros.”It really depends on how you look at it, because especially today a mobile phone is something which is with you day and night,” Pogliani said.”It’s something very personal and the intensity of usage in these two to three years is large compared to other luxury items. If you take a nice bottle of Chateau Lafite you can have it finished in one hour and the price could be the same,” Pogliani said.Previously part of Nokia, the company is now privately owned which Pogliani says gives it more freedom to integrate the best technology available to it. Handmade in England, the phones are available in 66 countries across the globe. Vertu Signature TouchImage credit: vertu.com 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on CNBC