first_imgSenior: 3.30pm Galway v Tipperary GAA Hurling Semi Final  Minor: 1.30pm Galway v Tipperary Deadline for both Group and Club Passes is Friday 5th  Aug 2016 (subject to availability) Tickets are now on general sale online and via the SuperValu/Centra stores.Tickets available also, for Clubs, Season Ticket Holders, Members of Supporters Club in Pearse Stadium between 10.00am and 4.30pm, from Wednesday 3rd August to 4pm on Friday 12th August.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Please see below the ticketing details for the GAA Hurling All Ireland Semi Finals, on 14th August in Croke Park. Family Tickets:- Family Tickets – Cusack and Davin Stands OnlyAdults – €40 & Juveniles – €5 Prices as follows: Hogan Stand (No Concession) – €40Cusack Stand – €40Terrace – €25 Group & Club Pass:- Wheelchair Tickets:- The Wheelchair Ticket and Assistant’s ticket is €40 Forms can be downloaded from http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/club-offers (PLEASE BOOK IMMEDIATELY) Students & Senior Citizens (Cusack & Davin Stand Only):- Purchase full price tickets and get rebate of  €10 with valid I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand(Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D) Club Pass for Adults- €10. Max 50 tickets per club, one application only per club. Group pass – Juveniles U-16 €3 each (you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles) any additional adults pay full price for their tickets.last_img read more

first_imgEamonn Deacy Park Galway United v Dundalk Dundalk goalscorers: David McMillan (brace)Galway United goalscorer: Eric Foleyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Friday, August 5th. Kick-off: 8.00pmGalway United welcome Dundalk FC to Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night, fresh from their Champion League win against BATE Borisov in Tallaght Stadium. The match is being screened LIVE on eir Sport.League leaders Dundalk travel to Corribside for the first time in 2016. The match kicks-off at the later time of 8.00pm.Galway United, who currently sit in 5th place in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table, won their last home outing against Wexford Youths 4-2, but last week they were held by Longford Town at the City Calling Stadium in a frustrating 1-1 draw.Tribesmen boss Tommy Dunne wants his players to keep the pressure on 4th place Shamrock Rovers when the Lilywhites come to town, but he acknowledges it will be a difficult task against Stephen Kenny’s side.DUNNE CALLS FOR CONSISTENCY AHEAD OF LILYWHITES CLASH“I was at Dundalk’s game against BATE in Tallaght Stadium, it was a wonderful performance from them. Everybody in the ground was on their feet at the end. We’re happy for them.“We’re really looking to the Dundalk game, especially after they secured such a high profile win in Europe. It’s a great test for us.“It just shows that if we’re not one hundred percent tuned in, then the quality that Dundalk possess will cause us serious problems. Everybody at the club is relishing the match. It’s an exciting game to look forward to, both teams play good football.”After Tommy Dunne saw his side draw against bottom of the table Longford Town for the second time this season, the Dubliner has called for more consistency at Eamonn Deacy Park.“The reason teams are in the top half is they have that level of consistency, they perform at a level for more sustained periods. We need to make sure that we’re a little more consistent in our performances.“When we went 1-0 down to Longford Town last week, that’s when we really started to get out and play. There is no need for us to wait until that stage of a game before we get going.“It’s hugely important that we perform to best of our ability against Dundalk. On Friday, the game is live on television. A lot of people will be tuning in and we’re expecting a big crowd at Eamonn Deacy Park too.“We’re keen to give a good account of ourselves as always in-front of our supporters,” he concluded.TEAM NEWSYoung attackers Padraic Cunningham (groin) and Jesse Devers (broken hand) are both ruled out of Friday’s clash against Dundalk.Stephen Folan and Gary Shanahan both picked up knocks against Longford Town last week, forcing the duo off at the City Calling Stadium. Both players are rated as doubtful for the Dundalk game.REFEREEDerek Tomney (Dublin)GALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSVinny Faherty – 10Padraic Cunningham – 3Gary Shanahan – 3Kevin Devaney – 2Enda Curran – 2Ryan Connolly – 2Ruairi Keating – 2Eric Foley – 2Marc Ludden – 1John Sullivan – 1Paul Sinnott – 1FORM GUIDEGalway United – DDLWDDundalk – WDDLWLAST MEETING6 May 2016 | Dundalk 2-1 Galway Unitedlast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of FSJ has been flooding the Mathews Skating Ice Loop and it is now open for people to skate upon.The City of FSJ has finished the construction of their Mathew’s Park Skating Ice Loop by building a base with snow and water and using additional water to flood the space with the temperatures to create the Ice of the loop.For the third year, the Skating Ice Loop is a very popular place for residents to enjoy going out to enjoy, with its location and being able to skate through the trees makes for a scenic and beautiful experience.- Advertisement -This is an appreciated space for the community as it is well used and respected. To ensure everyone that is using the Skating Ice Loop continues to enjoy their time and be safe, rules are in place and everyone’s cooperation is appreciated.Hours of Skating are from Dawn until DuskWhen the Green Flag is posted the loop is Good to Skate, the Red Flag means No SkatingAlways Skate to the left on the loop and watch for uneven surfaces and elevation changesChildren 12 and under must be supervised by an adultSkate at your own risk – In case of emergency call 911To report ice damage call City Hall – 250.787.8150No food or drink, glass containers, or fires permittedNo racing, speed skating or chain skatinglast_img read more

first_img Jose Mourinho suggested Liverpool and Arsenal were not big enough clubs 1 Jose Mourinho has had another dig at Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp, suggesting they are not at clubs big enough to make a signing like Manchester United’s world-record £89million capture of Paul Pogba.Last Friday United manager Mourinho branded his Arsenal counterpart Wenger and Liverpool boss Klopp “not ethical” after they questioned the fee the Red Devils were reportedly set to splash out on bringing midfielder Pogba back from Juventus.And following United’s announcement in the early hours of Tuesday morning that the Pogba deal was officially done, Mourinho told MUTV: “I know the discussion, I understand that, sometimes in football, things happen and the club breaks the record, but this is only possible at clubs like Man United.“When I heard some of the comments and heard some of the managers criticising that, I don’t think they ever have this problem because, to have this problem, you need to be at one of the top clubs in the world. So at Man United it can happen.”While Mourinho feels the “unbelievable” Pogba “has everything”, he has stressed it may take time before the 23-year-old France international is fully firing in the United side and has vowed to “protect” him if needed.“He’s a very young player, an unbelievable midfield player with such physicality but, at the same time, such agility, co-ordination, skill. He has everything,” the Portuguese said.“What he has to learn now is how to play with us because I always say that in football you can be a super player, like he is, but a team is a team and you need to learn how to play in the team, and the team needs to learn how to play with you.“We need to get the best out of him and this will be a process. So if he needs protection, I am here to protect.“I know some people think that he arrives here now and, the first time he touches the ball, he scores, but I’m here to protect him and give him the best conditions to be what we think he is going to be, which is a football player for Man United, a reference for this club. I’m so happy.”Four years on from leaving for Juve, Pogba has returned to United as one of the biggest stars in the game.Asked if the player seemed happy to be back in Manchester, Mourinho replied: “I can feel that when I speak with him for the first time. I’m feeling now when I see him at the training ground with people he knows since he was a kid. He doesn’t look like a star.“He looks like a kid who is back to his old school and is finding people that he cares about and people that love him a lot.“So I believe that, after a couple of days, he will feel like he never left the club. So I think at adaptation level, he’s not a new player – he’s just a kid back home again.”last_img read more

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.With the draw for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals coming later on Thursday, the Breakfast boys took a look at the latest odds after the fourth round came to a stunning close last night.West Ham lifted the gloom by coming back from 2-0 down to beat London rivals Tottenham 3-2 in a remarkable comeback at Wembley Stadium, and Slaven Blic’s men are 14/1 to lift the cup.Meanwhile, Chelsea booked their spot in the quarter-final draw with a 2-1 win over Everton and the Blues are 7/2 for gloryManchester City are the current 2/1 favourites with cross-town rivals Manchester United second in the running at 100/30.Arsenal are 5/1, Leicester are 9/1, Bournemouth are 22/1 and Championship outfit Bristol City – who thumped Crystal Palace 4-1 in the fourth round – are 66/1 to be crowned surprise champions.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

first_imgThis post is the first in a series about transcripts and captions for videos and podcasts. Every week I hear from friends and colleagues about the launch of their new podcast or video series. They’re excited about their work and love the ability to share their knowledge and advice. I’m happy to hear the news, it takes a lot of planning to produce a podcast or video. Their audience has responded with positive feedback. My friends and colleagues are thrilled to expand their reach.When I ask them if they’ve added transcripts or captions to their videos and podcasts, 100% say no. And when I ask why, I hear “We don’t have the money.” or “How do I do it?” or “I don’t have time.”They’ve spent time researching how to create videos and podcasts, invested money purchasing recording equipment, learned how to upload their videos and podcasts online, but are missing a great opportunity to reach a wider online audience.If you want to reach more people and have your videos and podcasts be found online, read on and learn how captions and transcripts can make that happen. CompetitionFace it, if you’re publishing videos and podcasts, you’ve got a lot of competition. According to YouTube Statistics, 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. And with the low point of entry (you can record on your smartphone), hundreds of podcasts are launched each week.So, what can you do?Why You Want to Add Transcripts and CaptionsTranscripts and captions make videos and podcasts findable and searchable. You want people to find the information they’re searching for. And you want more people finding your videos and podcasts. Here are some of the benefits of adding transcripts and captions:Better rankings in search engines. Search engines can’t “listen ” to audio; they can’t “view” video. They crawl text. By adding transcripts and captions, search engines can index the text and make your podcasts and videos available to people who are searching for specific topics or terms. Given Google and YouTube are the top two search engines, you want to make sure your content is easily found and ranks well.Note: many people think the automatic captions provided by YouTube are indexed. They aren’t, due to the large number of errors. Automatic captions are a great place to start as a first draft; I’ll share more information about creating captions in an upcoming post in this series.Text can be translated and/or read. Your audience includes people who speak another language or speak English as a second language, as well as people who may not understand English well.With 80 percent of views on YouTube coming from outside of the United States, you have a huge opportunity to grow your audience with non-English speaking viewers. Transcripts and captions make your content accessible to more languages.For people who are searching for specific information, having a transcript means they can scan your content. You have may spoken quickly and the person listening/watching didn’t understand what you said. Having a transcript means they can quickly follow and/or scan the text to more easily understand what you’re saying.Improved accessibility. Your audience also includes people who are hard of hearing or deaf, those people in a work environment with background noise, as well as people using assistive technology. Give everyone an opportunity to discover your podcasts and videos. Don’t create barricades that prevent them from accessing your content. Video captions mean anyone can watch and understand your content, even if there’s no sound. If you’re on a plane, like I was last week, and have no headphones (I gave them to my son, who was traveling with me, and forgot his earbuds), I can still watch a video and understand it. Accessible content is required for government agencies, educational institutions, and many organizations who do business with or receive funding through the government through various regulations and laws. You can learn more about accessibility legislation in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Captions/subtitles increase video viewing time. According to studies of online video by PLYmedia, captions/subtitles can increase the time a user watches a video by 40 percent. For videos with captions/subtitles, 80 percent more people watched the entire video. Which means they’re more engaged and more likely to come back to watch more videos. Hopefully, the reasons I’ve described for adding captions and transcripts have convinced you they’re an important feature for your podcasts and videos. In the next posts for this series, I’ll share information on cost and how to add captions and transcripts with third-party services or on your own.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedDo It Yourself Transcripts and CaptionsThis is part 3 in an ongoing series on transcripts and captions for videos and podcasts. Check out the first two posts in the series: Benefits of Transcripts and Captions for Your Videos and Podcasts Transcripts and Captions: Do-It-Yourself or Outsource? Other posts for the series are listed at the…In “Accessibility”Caption Your Videos: You Have No ExcuseUpdated November 13, 2019: Based on recent news that Rev has decreased pay for their independent contractors to lower than minimum wage, I no longer recommend Rev as a caption/transcript vendor. At this time, I don’t have another recommendation to offer. I’m currently researching and talking with other web professionals…In “Accessibility”On Adding Captions to VideosWhen my friend David Brooks announced the launch of the Mr. Meaner app this weekend, I was excited to try it out. Mr. Meaner allows you to find out what laws apply in the state you’re traveling in. Use the mobile app to find out if you can use your…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterKROENENWETTER — Stratford held Northland Lutheran to eight points in the first half and cruised to a 50-21 victory over the Wildcats in a Marawood Conference South Division girls basketball game Thursday night at Northland Lutheran High School.The Tigers led 23-8 at half and put the game away with a 13-6 run in the third quarter.Macie Frueh had 15 points, and Andie Zuelke added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Stratford (11-4, 4-3 Marawood South).Northland Lutheran made just five field goals in the game and falls to 4-9 and 0-6 in the conference.Stratford’s next game is Tuesday at home against Wausau Newman Catholic.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 50, Wildcats 21Stratford 11 12 13 14 – 50Northland Lutheran 4 4 6 7 – 21STRATFORD (50): Sammy Griesbach 1-4 2-2 3, Macie Frueh 5-20 5-6 15, Brittany Bredemann 2-5 0-0 4, Tianna Hughes 3-6 1-2 7, Savannah Schillinger 2-12 0-0 4, Emily Manecke 0-0 0-0 0, Casey Kolbeck 2-6 2-2 6, Marissa Cepress 0-0 0-0 0, Andie Zuelke 4-9 2-4 10, Olivia Burrows 0-0 0-0 0, Kaylee Hollatz 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 19-62. FT: 12-16. 3-pointers: 0-16 (Griesbach 0-1, Frueh 0-7, Schillinger 0-8). Rebounds: 31 (Zuelke 12). Assists: 12 (Schillinger 3). Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Frueh. Record: 11-4, 4-3 Marawood South.NORTHLAND LUTHERAN (21): Cierra Mahnke 0 0-0 0, Rebekah Edelburg 3 5-5 11, Ashley Colby 0 0-1 0, Hannah Kloehn 0 5-6 5, Alissa Mahnke 0 0-0 0, Mesa Hoag 0 1-3 1, Taylor Fenske 0 0-0 0, Sidney Moore 0 0-0 0, Halley Engelbrecht 0 0-1 0, Erin Gost 0 0-0 0, Melissa Neumann 2 0-3 4. FG: 5. FT: 11-19. 3-pointers: none. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Kloehn. Record: 4-9, 0-6 Marawood South.last_img read more

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma opened the NationalNursing Summit taking place at theSandton Convention Centre from 5 to 7April by encouraging nurses to worktowards making the profession a nobleone again. (Image: Nosimilo Ramela) MEDIA CONTACTS • Fidel Radebe Department of Health +27 12 395 8493 RELATED ARTICLES • Zuma: 2011 the year of job creation • African TB nurses lauded • Better pay for SA’s TB nurses • Rural health get R9m boostNosimilo RamelaPresident Jacob Zuma opened the 2011 National Nursing Summit taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 5 to 7 April, by calling on nurses to go back to the basic values of nursing – caring and consideration for patients and respect for the profession.Speaking at the start of the summit, Zuma said the nursing profession needed to go back to being a noble profession.For people who are ill or hospitalized, the nurse is the first person they meet. They are the patient’s key source of information, comfort, assurance and the delivery of treatment, making them a critical part of the South African health system.Over the years, South Africans have complained that nurses have become rude and intolerant towards patients. Zuma cautioned nurses that they odd to be professional at all times and treat patients with respect. “At times public servants think they are doing the public a favour, but they are not, they are providing services that citizens are entitled to.”He said the summit was a critical event as there was a need to re-define the responsibility of nurses in the new society. “It is a moment of discarding practices that do not work and embracing new methods and ways of doing things that will define the role of a nurse in a free and democratic South Africa.”The theme of the summit is “reconstruction and revitalising the nursing profession for a long and healthy life for all South Africans”. The event is attended by managers, students, and representatives of the nursing and midwifery professions from all provinces in the country.Topics that the healthcare workers will be dealing with during the summit include nursing education and training; leadership, governance, policy and legislation; ethical and value systems of nursing; role of the nurse in the improvement of health outcomes; and regulatory framework in nursing education and training.Zuma emphasised the importance of addressing these issues during the summit. He said the government had national priorities they had committed to and the health sector particularly the nurses were a pivotal part of fulfilling these commitments.He said the government wanted to reduce child and maternal deaths, increase infant mortality rate, combat HIV/Aids and tuberculosis, increase the life expectancy, and strengthen the effectiveness of the health system. “Nurses are central to the achievement of these goals, given the role they play in the health system. You are the backbone of our hospitals and the clinics and the engine of our health care system.”Solutions by nurses themselvesIn his address minister of health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi asked delegates to use the opportunity presented by the summit to look at the challenges and problems facing the profession and come up with solutions.  “We believe in solutions by nurses themselves,” he said. “No judge can define what a nurse is, what they should do, and what they need. You must do it here yourselves. We are here to correct that which we have done wrong. We must be honest and fix what we have done wrong.”Motsoaledi said a lot had gone wrong in the country’s health system and nursing profession, which needed to change. “You and me are going to fight this. We are here to resolve the many issues the nursing sector have and need dealing with and defining, that is why we had this summit.”  The minister to reminded the health workers of their position in society. “You are not nurses for your own sake but because the country needs health services.” He encouraged nurses to find the passion for their profession again, and remember why they joined the health sector.“It takes a special kind of person with a certain kind of heart to be a nurse. I know there are challenges and at times, you find it hard to even smile, but when a person presents themselves at a clinic or hospital dont treat them as a biological entity. They are someone’s mother, brother, sister, mentor or breadwinner – treat them with compassion.”last_img read more

first_imgCass Sunstein, the Obama Administration’s choice to head a powerful White House office overseeing all federal regulations, hasn’t been confirmed yet, but he’s already making his presence felt. His fingerprints are all over two recent presidential directives that lay the groundwork for the most far-reaching revision of regulatory policy in 15 years.One document, a “presidential memorandum” that was published in the Federal Register yesterday, orders the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to come up with new guidelines for reviewing all proposed government regulations, which cover everything from air-pollution rules to exposure limits on toxic materials in the workplace. The new policy, if approved, would replace an executive order that has been in effect since the early days of the Clinton Administration.In his memorandum, President Barack Obama called on OMB to “offer suggestions on the role of cost-benefit analysis” and to “identify the best tools for achieving public goals through the regulatory process.” He listed some of those newfangled tools: warnings, disclosure requirements, public education, and economic incentives.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)It’s hardly a coincidence that this is exactly what Sunstein recommends in his latest book, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, which he co-authored with University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler.In a second decision, published in the Federal Register today, Obama revoked a controversial Bush-era directive, Executive Order 13422, that was widely seen as imposing greater White House control over regulatory decisions.   Michael Livermore, an expert on regulatory policy at New York University’s School of Law, says revoking that executive order carried an important symbolic message: “Whatever you thought you knew about regulatory policy—things are going to be different.”last_img read more

first_imgROME—The Italian government has scrapped plans to build a particle accelerator known as SuperB in the outskirts of Rome after a new study calculated its total cost to be about €1 billion—some €350 million more than previously estimated. SuperB was to have been built on the campus of the University of Rome Tor Vergata to the south of the Italian capital by an international collaboration of scientists. It was to have consisted of two 1.2-kilometer-circumference rings that would have accelerated beams of electrons and positrons. Collisions between the beams would have allowed the study of extremely rare phenomena in the decay of B mesons and other exotic particles. That could help explain why the universe seems to be so dominated by matter, as opposed to antimatter. Some physicists were skeptical that cash-strapped Italy could afford to pay for such a machine. The Italian government said that it would provide €250 million of the €650 million budget, while other countries, including France and Russia, said they might pay a share of the costs. The United States, meanwhile, agreed to donate parts from its decommissioned PEP-II/BaBar “B-factory” at the SLAC laboratory in California for use in SuperB. But it was not clear where the roughly €200 million for the first 10 years of operation would have come from. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) The latest cost estimate of about €1 billion now appears to have sunk the project. The estimate came in a report prepared by an international commission chaired by Gabriele Fioni of the French atomic and alternative energy agency CEA, drawing on a detailed analysis carried out by the SuperB collaboration itself. According to a press release from Italy’s National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), research minister Francesco Profumo studied the commission’s report on Tuesday and discussed its contents with the heads of the INFN and Cabibbolab, the organization set up to house the collider. “The minister pointed out that the importance and the quality of the programme were not in dispute,” the press release continued, “but that the country’s economic conditions and the limits set by the National Research Plan were incompatible with the estimated costs of the project.” Collaboration member David Hitlin of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena explains that the higher price tag was due in part to the fact that the site for the accelerator complex was changed after the original cost estimate had been made—from INFN’s laboratory in Frascati, also south of Rome, which would have had power, cooling water, and other necessary utilities already partly in place, to Tor Vergata, which did not. Hitlin also says that there had been an underestimation of the costs needed to make both the tunnels’ foundations and the accelerator itself stable enough to ensure the collision of very narrow beams—which were required to generate high-intensity collisions while keeping power consumption within reasonable limits. In addition, he says, some of the magnets from the old American machine were found to be not well-suited to the Italian design, so extra funding would have been needed to build new magnets. “I am extremely disappointed,” Hitlin says. “SuperB’s science is first class and would allow unique studies that may now never get done.” He argues that the collider would have had a number of important advantages over a rival Japanese machine, an upgraded version of the Belle experiment at the KEK laboratory, including a higher collision rate and a linearly polarized electron beam that would have allowed novel studies of the fundamental particles known as tau leptons. The decision to ditch SuperB had a silver lining for physicists, however. The Italian government invited INFN to pitch proposals for new projects that could be funded with the €250 million originally promised for SuperB. Hitlin says that “the obvious step is to study a smaller, cheaper ring at a lower energy” that would be suited to studying the decay of tau leptons and particles containing so-called charm quarks, rather than the heavier B mesons. Such a facility might be of interest to some scientists in the current collaboration, Hitlin says, but not to others. INFN has set up two committees to evaluate the feasibility of this lower-energy machine—one to analyze its scientific potential and the other to analyze its costs—and a third committee to study alternative facilities. These evaluations are due to be completed by Christmas. INFN President Fernando Ferroni tells ScienceInsider that he hopes “the countries that have already declared themselves partners of the SuperB project and possibly others” will take part in building the new machine.last_img read more