first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 29, 2017 – Providenciales – It is no longer breaking news as there is wide spread reporting by residents of a guest to our country being shot in the back in an armed villa invasion… a guest attacked again.The incident erupted overnight and comes as the country is still coping with the shock of an armed home invasion by four men at the home of a prominent attorney family and the kidnapping of a prominent marketing executive from his home to rob him via ATM.There have been other villa robberies of guests in recent days too.   Police yesterday confirmed a staggering triple digit surge in gun crimes and robberies for April, May and June.   We are told, here at Magnetic Media that Tourism executives have stood with and by these traumatized tourist families in outstanding fashion.    And soon an official statement is to come from the sector’s leaders on this newest incident.But what residents and those who love these islands really want to see is prevention and not cure.   There is blazing curiosity too; who are these brazen, heartless and unthinking thugs who are trying to paralyze the nation with fear as they, act by act, aim to decimate our wonderful reputation as one of the safest places in the world to live and visit.Residents want to see the CCTV installed because the outrage and pleas to ‘stop it’ are not working.   Eyes to see 24/7 what we cannot, when we cannot, arrests and convictions because legislation is in place to support CCTV arrests and we, the People want sincere efforts at inmates’ reform.The Minister responsible, in the House of Assembly this week said, an initiative is coming.   Well, it needs to swiftly get here.   Amen?The people want to see more police officers, on more patrols and more border protection with more help from the British … including the screening of what comes into this country via the legal ports of entry.Are we serious about thwarting criminal assets entering our islands when we import nearly everything and yet do not  scan a single thing, including massive containers, at our ports?   Guns may be coming in through legitimate portals.People want programs that work to save our boys from electing a life of crime… and when those on the rare occaision fail, people want the best investigations, with the best evidence presented in the best way with firmly delivered convictions and thoroughness so that loose canons are not left to fire off at our friendly society.Although most people are far removed, physically anyway, from these crimes and criminals… there are people who see and do not say.    With less than a handful of calls to Crime Stoppers each year…  the people of the TCI must recognize that we are helping this violent crime boom when we do not act by reporting suspicious activities.It is said, time and again… If you do not trust giving info to the local Force, give it to this agency in Miami, which will take the intel without demanding to know ‘who ya grammy is.’Crime is a big problem.    It will therefore take a big move, and togetherness is as big as it gets.Just sayin’.#letsbebig#stopcrime#seesomethingsaysomething#TCIPolice#tourismunderattack Related Items:last_img read more

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first_img Citation: Best of Last Week – Light’s pushing pressure, the riddle of Somerton Man and maintaining muscle strength as we age (2015, June 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-06-week-pressure-riddle-somerton-muscle.html © 2015 Phys.org In other intriguing news, after years of forensic investigation, Somerton Man’s identity remains a mystery, and now researchers have begun to apply modern techniques to solve the riddle of the man found dead on Adelaide’s Somerton Beach back in 1948, first by looking at the history and code and secondly via DNA, isotopes, and autopsy. The man’s body was found on the beach by two horseback riders, his unexplainable cause of death and piece of paper in his pocket with an apparent code written on it, caused a sensation at the time.In technology news, a combined team of researchers from several institutions in Japan announced that they had developed a solar cell that set a world record with a stabilized efficiency of 13.6%. Also, a company called Batteroo announced that it had developed the Batteriser, a $2.50 sleeve for ordinary batteries that is able to extend its life by 800 percent. Another team in Japan announced an amoeba-inspired computing system that outperforms conventional optimization methods—it is a new algorithm based on branching. Also in a bit of startling news, a team of researchers at the University of Iowa found evidence that suggests a certain kind of bacteria may cause type 2 diabetes—a simple staph infection caused the disease in rabbits. Also, another team found new evidence emerging on the origins of life—they were able to shed some light on the transition of amino acid building blocks into life that occurred four billion years ago.And finally, if you, like billions of people the world over, have been worried about growing feeble in your retirement years, you might be interested in knowing that a team of researchers has discovered a key to maintaining muscle strength while we age—it is a protein, apparently, that we tend to make less of as we age. 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. (Phys.org)—It was a very good week for physics as a team of researchers from China and Israel made the first observation of the pushing pressure of light—they were able to show the surface of a liquid bending inward when exposed to a wide beam of light in a large container. Also Texas Tech professor Bill Poirier suggested that the strange behavior of quantum particles may indicate the existence of other parallel universes—a theory he calls “Many Interacting Worlds.”center_img After years of forensic investigation, Somerton Man’s identity remains a mystery (Part 1: History and Code) (a) Minkowski’s momentum of light: the surface bulges out, indicating that light is pulling on the medium. This regime occurs when the light is not able to put the fluid in motion (the light is too focused or the container of fluid too shallow). (b) Abraham’s momentum of light: the surface bends inward, indicating a pushing force. This regime occurs when the light is able to move the fluid. In both figures, the surface deformations are exaggerated for making them visible. Credit: Zhang, et al. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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