Her voice was stolen Slain teens family looking for answers after acquittal

first_imgSAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. – Thelma Favel woke up every morning before going to the Winnipeg courthouse, looked around her room and wondered what her grand-niece might have thought when she stayed in the same hotel in her final weeks alive.During the second-degree murder trial for Raymond Cormier — the man acquitted last month of killing Tina Fontaine — Favel wanted to put herself in the teenage girl’s shoes.Favel stayed in the same downtown hotel where the young girl was placed by Child and Family Services and walked the same streets where Tina was last seen alive.“I just found strength every day to get up and go. I walked the hallways, wondering which room she was in,” Favel told The Canadian Press. “I just felt so close to her there.”Security camera footage was shown in court of Tina falling asleep between two cars behind a building named after Helen Betty Osborne — a Cree woman kidnapped and killed in Manitoba in 1971. Favel went there, too.“I just don’t know what happened to her that month-and-a-half (in Winnipeg). I just don’t know what happened at all.”Tina spent much of her young life living with Favel on the Sagkeeng First Nation, north of Winnipeg. She was a kind girl who liked to study math and science, Favel said. She had a lot of friends and never got into trouble.But after her father was murdered in 2011, Tina had difficulty coping. She left the First Nation in June 2014 to reconnect with her mother in Winnipeg. When Favel didn’t hear from the girl, she called Child and Family Services for help.In the following weeks, 15-year-old Tina disappeared multiple times, returned to government care and was placed in a hotel.Her 72-pound body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from the Red River that August.Her death renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and inspired volunteer groups such as the Bear Clan Patrol to protect the vulnerable on the streets.Favel said she had faith in the justice system as she sat in court nearly every day throughout the more than three-week trial. She listened to testimony from experts and from people who knew Tina in Winnipeg. She heard audio of Cormier himself, recorded by police during a six-month undercover operation.When Tina’s voice from a 911 call was played in court, Favel said she “just wanted to hear her over and over and over again.”“Tina was with me. She was there with me every single day and I had my rosaries around my hand every day. That’s where I got my strength. I had to do it for Tina,” said Favel, breaking into tears.“Her voice was stolen. She was silenced forever so I had to be there to be her pillar of hope, to get justice for her. Even that I failed at.”After a jury acquitted Cormier, rallies were held across the country for Tina. But Favel and her family are left wondering how Tina died and whether she will ever get justice.Favel is exhausted and her husband has suffered two strokes — one right after Tina’s body was found and another when the trial started.“I thought he was the strong one, but big men do crumble because she captured his heart,” Favel said. “Tina was his heart.”Tina was tiny but powerful, Favel said. The teen’s family has found strength in the way her life and death have become a rallying cry for change.Favel is not optimistic the acquittal will be appealed and said she would like to see other charges laid against Cormier. If there is an inquest or inquiry into Tina’s death, Favel said she will still be there every step of the way.Talking about Tina still hurts — it’s a reminder of a young, promising life taken too soon. But Favel said she knows it’s important because “God had other plans for Tina.”“She was silenced but still her cries are being heard everywhere. This is not over yet. She is going to do something about all of this wrong that is going on.”— By Kelly Geraldine Malone in Winnipeglast_img read more

African Games 2019: CAF Proclaims Morocco Winner over South Africa

Rabat – The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) announced on Sunday, August 18? that the CAF has proclaimed the Moroccan U20 team winners against South Africa. The game was due to be held on Friday, August 16th, at 5 pm, however, the South African team did not arrive on time.This forfeited game was part of the first round of Group A of the men’s football competition at the African Games 2019. The second game in the same group ended in a draw 1-1 between Nigeria and Burkina Faso, putting the Moroccan squad on top of the group with three points, two more than its next opponents.Read Also: African Games 2019 Begin in Rabat, Morocco Scores 11 Judo MedalsMorocco will face Burkina Faso on Tuesday, August 20th, and Nigeria on Friday, August 23rd, for the second and third rounds of Group A. In Group B of the competition, Ghana defeated Burundi 2-1. Ghana ended the round leading group, above Senegal and Mali who finished their game with an even score 0-0.The 12th African Games 2019 will take place from August 19 to 31,  in Casablanca, Rabat, Sale, Temara, Benslimane, and El Jadida. More than 6,000 athletes from 54 African nations will be competing for the gold in 29 sports, including 17 competitions serving as qualifiers for the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo. read more

Libya allows UN refugee agency to resume operations

25 June 2010The United Nations refugee agency has been allowed to resume operations in Libya, nearly three weeks after authorities in the North African country ordered the agency to stop work and close its offices. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today that while it is able to re-start work, its operations will be restricted to only its current caseload in a country that is a key transit point for migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.The Libyan Government gave no reasons for the decision earlier this month, but in recent days authorities have accused UNHCR staff of serious misconduct, including the taking of bribes and sexual favours in exchange for the granting of refugee status to immigrants.UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards stressed that the Libyan allegations remain unsubstantiated. He told journalists in Geneva that talks on the agency’s future in the country will resume shortly and that the expulsion order has not yet been formally lifted.“UNHCR does take very seriously any accusation against any UNHCR staff member from whatever source,” he said. “We have a zero tolerance policy for misconduct. We have asked the Libyan Government to substantiate these particular claims. If and when we receive these indications, we will be in a position to investigate through our normal procedures.”An estimated 9,000 refugees and 3,700 asylum-seekers are registered with UNHCR in Libya, and the majority of them are either Palestinians, Iraqis, Sudanese, Somalis, Eritreans, Liberians or Ethiopians. The agency provides health care, shelter, education and vocational training.UNHCR has operated in Libya since 1991 and runs the only asylum-seeker assistance programme in the country. read more

TSX Wall Street close flat on last day of turbulent quarter

TORONTO — North American stock markets finished the day barely changed, as investors seemed to take a breather amid a positive news week.Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index eased back 9.62 points to 13,494.36, weighed down by pressure from the materials and mining sectors.On U.S. markets, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 31.57 points to 17,685.09, while the broader S&P 500 composite index faded 4.21 points to 2,059.74. The Nasdaq composite was flat, up 0.56 of a point at 4,869.85.The Canadian dollar dipped a day after hitting its highest level of the year. The loonie closed 0.13 of a U.S. cent lower at 77 cents US despite a report by Statistics Canada that the Canadian economy grew more than expected in January.In commodities, the May crude oil contract rose two cents to US$38.34 a barrel and May natural gas slipped four cents to US$1.96 per mmBTU.The June gold contract gained $7 to US$1,235.60 an ounce, while May copper was down a penny at US$2.18 a pound. read more

Security Council demands immediate release of UN hostages in Georgia

The United Nations Security Council today demanded the immediate, unconditional release of four personnel from the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) taken hostage earlier in the day by unknown armed elements. The incident occurred when a joint UN Mission and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) peacekeeping force were patrolling in the upper Kodori valley, scene of previous clashes in the Georgia-Abkhazia conflict. The CIS soldiers were released shortly thereafter but the UN personnel – two military observers, a paramedic and a local interpreter – are still in the hands of the hostage-takers. They managed to report by radio that they were unharmed, a UN spokesman said in New York. “We are very concerned at this incident,” the Council President for June, Ambassador Sergey Lavrov of the Russian Federation, told reporters after a briefing by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hédi Annabi. “The members of the Council support what the [UN] Secretariat is doing and we join in the demand to release hostages immediately without any conditions.” The UN Mission is in contact with the Georgian authorities, who have the prime responsibility for the security of UN staff, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said. The representative of the Georgian President for the Kodori valley had flown into the valley to establish contact with the hostage-takers, he added. The UN is also in contact with the Abkhaz authorities and the leadership of the CIS peacekeeping force. read more

UN agency welcomes Thai decision to expand education for Myanmar refugees

“We are delighted by this enlightened decision, which will make a real and substantial difference to tens of thousands of refugees who are desperate to broaden their educational opportunities,” Hasim Utkan, the regional representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said. Under the new initiative, which followed discussions with UNHCR over the past few months, the Thai office of the Non-formal Education Commission will not only provide teachers of Thai, English and occupational skills, but will also supply educational materials such as computers, textbooks, and televisions. The programme is expected to start in 2006. Since June 2005, the Thai Education Ministry allocated a budget of $225,000 for the development of educational programmes. Additional funds of some $500,000 will be needed for the programme implementation, UNHCR said.Until now, some 45,000 refugee children have been taught a limited curriculum by volunteer refugee teachers and non-governmental organizations working with very few resources in schools built out of bamboo thatch. Schooling ended after Grade 10. Refugee opportunities for further education without Thai language skills were extremely limited, UNHCR explained, leaving many refugee children without higher educational prospects and little to do in the camps. Vocational training was also restricted to activities such as candle- and soap-making, weaving, sewing and agricultural projects.Currently, refugees are not allowed to work in Thailand but the Government is now reconsidering this policy, the agency said. read more

Open house aims to gather feedback on Brocks facility needs priorities

The Brock community is invited to share its thoughts on the University’s future facility needs and priorities.A public open house will be held Thursday, Oct. 5 to solicit feedback on the Brock Facility Needs and Priorities Study (FNPS). Held on the south end of Market Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event will allow people to learn more about and share their thoughts on the University’s emerging plan.Members of the consultant team responsible for the study will be on hand to answer questions and receive feedback.The study is intended to provide Brock with direction for space planning and facility investment for the next 10 years. Together with the Campus Plan, the FNPS establishes a framework to review and confirm current and future facility needs and priorities, and provides a guide on how to assign, develop and redevelop Brock’s buildings.It does this by evaluating space use and considering long-range development strategies, opportunities and emerging challenges on the campus.The document provides recommendations on which space types are most in demand and should be expanded, where new investment can achieve multiple objectives, and where new construction or retrofits are warranted. It also highlights the right places to build community to enhance the university experience for which Brock is well known.The latest study will update the 2006 document the University was previously guided by. read more

HSV Handball without Adrian Pfahl in next five weeks

HSV’s match hero against Fuchse Berlin, Adrian Pfahl will miss next five weeks of TOP handball due elbow injury. He will be out for the start of DKB Bundesliga, but also IHF Super Globe in Doha. Experienced right back who came from VfL Gummersbach will be out in the next five weeks. HSV Handball has Zarko Markovic as an alternative… ← Previous Story Fivers wins Austrian Super Cup 2013! Next Story → IHF Super Globe 2013: HSV survive clash with El Jaish – Barca easy win adrian pfahlHSV HamburgHSV HandballIHF Super Globe read more

Maritime Group Approves Aleutian Shipping Buffer Zones

first_imgThe International Maritime Organization’s Marine Safety Committee is in the middle of its 95th session in London this week.  Included on the committee’s agenda is the adoption of five recommended “areas to be avoided” in the Aleutian Chain. The shipping buffer zones come in anticipation of increased mariner shipping traffic in the region.Download Audio:The new zones apply to ships 400 gross tons and heavier – the kind of ships that make trans-oceanic voyages through the Bering Sea and the North Pacific.Leslie Pearson is a project manager for the Aleutian Islands risk Assessment and a management consultant. She said the zones are meant to dampen environmental damage in the event of an accident or spill.“Well certainly the projection of future development in Alaska and long the west coast helped as far as being a driver for these, but also past accidents,” said Pearson. “I mean we learn from history perhaps it’s better to be offshore than close into shore.”The zones come from recommendations made by the US Coast Guard. They are based on similar “Areas To Be Avoided” established around the Northern Hawaiian Islands.Those in the Aleutians extend 50 nautical miles from shore on islands at the tip of the Alaska Peninsula as well as Unalaska, Unimak, Adak, Atka, Kiska and Attu islands. But there are also passages outlined in-between each zone.“One of the things that probably wasn’t taken into affect in Hawaii was when you get the winter storms, many mariners need to seek refuge in Bering straits where you have calmer weather than what you would see in the Pacific ocean and that was the reason for keeping the passage ways open so that way mariners can use them for storm avoidance,” explained PEarson.In March, the International Maritime Organization approved the designations, but final approval falls to the IMO’s Marine Safety Committee.“One of the things about going through the IMO process is it will actually put these ar eas to be avoided on charts – both international and domestic charts,” said Pearson.Even though the areas will show up on maps and charts, they are only voluntary.“Whether its voluntary or mandatory, people tend to adhere to them and insurance companies recognize these as well,” said PEarson. “So, if an operator is deviating from something that’s on the books, whether it’s recommended or mandatory, they do take notice.”Under the IMO, the Coast Guard can still make the buffer zones mandatory. Once the IMO’s Marine Safety Committee gives their final approval, NOAA has six months to add the areas to charts.last_img read more

Natore flood situation deteriorates

first_imgThe overall flood situation in Singra upazila of Natore worsened on Saturday as the water of Atrai river was flowing 70cm above the danger mark, reprts news agency UNB.The floodwater submerged new areas in the upazila.Many flood affected people left their houses for safe shelter.At least seven hectares of Aman paddy have already been damaged by the floodwater.Paddy in 800 bighas of land in Temuk Nowdapara beel went under water on Friday evening as gushing water was entering through a damaged dam in Sidhakhali river.State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed Palak visited the flood-affected areas in the upazila and distributed relief materials among the victims on Friday.last_img read more

BNP to observe Kokos 4th death anniversary

first_imgArafat Rahman KokoThe fourth death anniversary of Arafat Rahman Koko, the younger son of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and current chairperson Khaleda Zia, will be observed on Thursday, reports UNB.BNP and its associate bodies have chalked out various programmes to mark the day.As part of the programmes, BNP will arrange a milad mahfil at its Naya Paltan central office at 11:00am, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.Besides, he said, BNP leaders and activists, led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will offer fateha at Koko’s grave at Banani Graveyard in the capital around 9:30am.Sayrul said BNP’s different associate and professional bodies will observe the day with holding various programmes, including discussion and milad mahfil, across the country.On 24 January, 2015, Koko died of cardiac arrest at the age of 45 at his rented house in Malaysia.Koko’s mother and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia used to visit his grave every year and pass some time beside it. But she has been now in jail since 8 February last year.last_img read more

Valve reveals Steam Controller redesign complete with buttons

first_imgBack in January, Valve gave word that it was redesigning the Steam Machine’s controller. It originally sported a unique gamepad design, featuring touchpads in place of standard analog sticks, and a small square touchscreen in the center of the pad that replaced standard face buttons. Those controllers were sent out during Valve’s extremely limited 300-unit Steam Machine beta, and it seemed that the feedback drove Valve to dispense with the tiny touchscreen in favor of a more standard design. Now, Valve is finally giving us a look at the new, sleeker design.As you can see from the above image, the new design will sport a more traditional feel with standard A, B, X, and Y buttons arranged in a diamond accessible by your right thumb, while four directional buttons — also arranged in a diamond — are accessible by your left thumb. Though the directional buttons may at first seem unique, they appear to be nothing more than a D-pad, reminiscent of the C-buttons on the N64 controller, or even the separated D-pad found on Sony controllers.The center of the Steam Controller now contains what appears to be a Home button — quite similar to the ones found on the Xbox One gamepad and the DualShock 4 — as well as stop and play buttons standing in for your start and select, which have gone the way of the N-Gage, otherwise known as extinct. The owl-eye touchpads remain intact and in the same location as the previous model, and the overall silhouette remains the same as well.The removal of the touchscreen in favor of analog buttons is most likely a more ergonomic choice, but the placement of the buttons — below the touchpads rather than above — may feel a bit out of place. The DualShock 4 — widely heralded as the most comfortable controller in a long time — places both the D-pad and face buttons above the analog sticks. The Xbox One gamepad places the face buttons above the analog stick, but the D-pad below. The Wii U GamePad is, oddly, the closest in design to the Steam Controller, as it places both the D-pad and face buttons below the analog stick areas, and also contains the infamous touchscreen in the center. With the removal of the touchscreen, at least Valve won’t have to deal with comparisons to the Wii U mutant.last_img read more

CM greets Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday greeted former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday and prayed for the senior Congress leader’s long life and happiness. Sources in Trinamool Congress said that Banerjee is likely to leave for New Delhi in the afternoon and meet Sonia Gandhi later in the day. “My best wishes on your birthday Sonia Gandhi Ji. I pray for your long life and happiness in all you do,” the Chief Minister tweeted on Sunday. In the national capital, Banerjee is likely to meet leaders of political parties opposed to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for talks on the proposed joint front for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

NRS authorities gear up to put an end to menace of cats

first_imgKolkata: The NRS Medical College and Hospital authorities are planning to check the entry of cats and dogs into various wards of the hospital by installing nets at some important locations.The hospital has already installed a new gate at nursing hostel with a net on it, so that the dogs cannot enter the premises. It may be mentioned here that controversy had erupted recently, after as many as 16 puppies were brutally killed, allegedly by some nursing students outside the hostel in January this year. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseFollowing the incident, the inmates of the nursing hostel situated inside the hostel campus demanded that the place should be made free from cats and dogs. The hospital authorities have taken prompt action and installed a new gate at the entrance and a net has been put up so that dogs and puppies cannot have free access inside the hostel. A senior official of the hospital said that due to the lack of a proper gate, the hostel had often been infested with cats and dogs. “We are planning to put up nets at other doors situated in various wards of the hospital. We hope that we will be able to complete the work soon. As the entrance door at the nursing gate was not properly maintained, the dogs and cats could enter the hostel premises,” the official said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe also said that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has already started sterilisation and vaccination of dogs. In the first phase, as many as 17 dogs have been sterilised while six others were taken by the Health department workers of KMC for the same process. It may be mentioned here that a fourth class staff of NRS Medical College and Hospital had urged the hospital authorities for their permission to relocate as many as 150 cats that were found in various departments of the hospital. According to hospital sources, the cats often roam free at various departments of the hospital, creating nuisance. There have also been instances of cats biting the patients and their relatives. The cats also try to steal food of the patients.last_img read more

The Cadaver Criminals – Scotlands Most Infamous Medical Salesmen

first_imgEdinburgh of the early 19th century was one of the leading centers for anatomy in Europe. It was home to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, of which Robert Knox was a member. Known for his engaging and witty teaching style, Knox was a popular teacher for students looking to learn this new and exciting skill.By law, anatomists were only allowed to use the corpses of those who had died in prison, those who had committed suicide, or the corpses of orphans.William Hare as he appeared in the witness box.Changes in the law meant that there were fewer crimes punishable by death and by the mid-1800s the study of anatomy had become so popular that legally sourced cadavers were getting harder to come by.There was a financial incentive in supplying cadavers to anatomists, and soon the gap in the market led to an upsurge in grave robbers, known as resurrection men.Courtroom sketch of William Burke.Things got so bad that some graveyards build guard towers to watch over the graves, some families took shifts to watch over their dearly departed and some attached metal cages over the graves of their recently buried loved ones.Those looking to sell cadavers earned the best money for fresher corpses, and it wasn’t long before grave robbing turned into murder.The most notorious murderers for medical science were William Burke and William Hare who over a period of one year murdered at least 16 people for the sole purpose of selling the cadavers to medical research.Facial reconstruction of William Burke. Photo by Chris Rynn CC BY-SA 4.0Burke and Hare met in Midlothian during the harvest season of 1827. When the harvest was over, Burke and his wife moved into Hare’s lodging house in Edinburgh.It was not long after that the pair who were known for being drunk and boisterous hit upon an easy way to make money.View of Burke’s house from the rear.When an elderly tenant at Hare’s lodging house passed away of natural causes, he still owed Hare £4.00 in rent.Rather than let the corpse be buried, they removed it from the coffin and took it to Edinburgh University where they were directed to Surgeons Square and the offices of Robert Knox.Dr. Robert Knox.The surgeon was delighted and without asking too many questions, paid the pair seven pounds and 10 shillings, in today’s money this is around £600 (approximately $800).Soon the pair found their next victim. Another tenant had come down with fever and was delirious, and Hare was concerned that his lodging business would be affected. So Burke and Hare got the tenant drunk and suffocated him; Burke sat on the man’s chest and upper torso while Hare held a pillow over his face. This time Knox paid the pair £10 — around £875 today. Over the next year, Burke and Hare were to dispatch at least 15 more people in the same way.Statement by Burke in January 1829 to the Edinburgh Courant, ‘docter Knox Never incoureged him Nither taught or incoregd him to murder any person.’They would get the unwitting person drunk, and once they couldn’t resist, Burke and Hare would suffocate them.The ease at which they were able to sell their gruesome wares made the pair greedy; they murdered a family member of Burkes who was visiting from Falkirk, and they killed an elderly woman and her young disabled grandson.Graveyard watchtower, built in Dalkeith, Scotland, in 1827. Photo by Kim Traynor CC BY-SA 3.0Knox continued to ask no questions and, impressed with the freshness of the corpses, paid between £8 and £10 per cadaver.Mary Paterson, killed by Burke while she was intoxicated.Rumours had begun to swirl around the pair, and many of Knox’s students began to suspect foul play. When Burke and Hare arrived with the corpse of a well-known street entertainer James Wilson, who was affectionately nicknamed Daft Jamie, Knox was said to deny to his students that it was the entertainer adamantly but removed the head and other identifiable features from the cadaver before the dissection lesson.James Wilson, known locally as Daft Jamie.Burke and Hare were finally arrested in November 1828 when a couple, Ann and James Grey, found the dead body of Margaret Docherty stashed in the room they were using as lodgings, a room they had left unattended for the evening under the coercion of Burke and Hare.Idealised etching of Burke murdering Margaret Docherty (also known as Margery Campbell) by Robert Seymour.The police were suspicious enough to follow up and found the corpse in the possession of Robert Knox.Death mask of Burke (left) and life mask of Hare (right). Photo by kim traynor CC BY-SA 3.0Hare was offered full immunity for his confession and died in obscurity having been chased out of Edinburgh by angry mobs.Calling-card case made of Burke’s skin. Photo by Kim Traynor CC BY-SA 3.0Burke was sent to hang, a cheering crowd of around 25,000 came out to watch, his body was given to medical science and his skeleton can still be seen at the Anatomical Museum of the Edinburgh Medical School.Read another story from us: 6 of the Most Scandalous Women in HistoryBoth Hare’s wife, Margaret, and Burke’s wife, Helen McDougal, were freed but both were chased out of Edinburgh by angry mobs. Robert Knox was not charged as he did not technically commit any crimes, but his life and career were ruined, he was stripped of his fellowship, debarred from lecturing and forced out of Edinburgh. He continued to practice medicine in London until his death in 1862.last_img read more

The Man with the Most Nobel Nominations – And no Wins

first_imgArnold Sommerfeld was a genius, but not a very lucky one. The Nobel Prize is the most prestigious award that can be given to experts in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Literature, Physiology or Medicine, and Peace. When Alfred Nobel died in Italy in 1896, he left no heirs and most of his fortune was placed into a trust to be used for prizes for those who have excelled in their field. According to the website of The Nobel Prize, only 590 Nobel Prizes have been awarded since 1901. Obviously, it’s not an easy thing to win the Nobel Prize. Four people have won it twice. Many deserving candidates are nominated, but usually only one (or one team) can win. Some candidates are nominated more than once. Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld came up for consideration 84 times but never won, although his students did.Arnold SommerfeldSommerfeld was born in 1868 in East Prussia and received his Ph.D. in mathematics and physical sciences from the University of Königsberg in 1891. He apparently had a few rowdy college years resulting in a permanent fencing scar on his face from inebriated duels.He served his country for a year, from 1892 to 1893, and remained in the military reserves for the next eight years. In 1895, he gained his teaching license for high-level mathematics. Sommerfeld’s talents became well known as he advanced, in 1897, to the chair of the mathematics department at the Bergakademie in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. He also became the editor of the Enzyklopädie der mathematischen Wissenschaften, a German mathematical encyclopedia, until 1926.Arnold Sommerfeld, Stuttgart, 1935. Photo by GFHund CC BY SA 3.0Sommerfeld later accepted the chair of Applied Mechanics at the Königliche Technische Hochschule Aachen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany where he formed his theory of hydrodynamics. In 1906, Sommerfeld was the director of the Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Munich. His students at both of those universities included many names well-known in scientific circles.It was at the Königliche that he taught Peter Debye, who, in 1936, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the study of molecular structure.Petrus (Peter) Josephus Wilhelmus Debije (1884-1966)At Munich, Somerfeld taught Werner Heisenberg. Heisenberg won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932 for the creation of quantum mechanics. Other students from Munich include Wolfgang Pauli, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945 for his discovery of the “Pauli exclusion principle”, and Hans Bethe, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of stellar nucleosynthesis in 1967.Because of the caliber of the scientists that could claim Sommerfeld as their mentor, according to the journal Resonance, Albert Einstein once remarked, “What I especially admire about you is that you have, as it were, pounded out of the soil such a large number of young talents.”Related Video: Inside how Money is Actually MadeMathematician Morris Kline stated of Sommerfeld, that he was an inspiring teacher at the vanguard of relativity, quantum theory, and electromagnetics, and that he educated the greatest physicists in the first 30 years of the twentieth century.Jewish mathematician, physicist, and Nobel Prize winner Max Born noted that Sommerfield took undisciplined but creative minds and helped them realize what they didn’t know as well as fostering the skills and discipline necessary to perform fruitful research. Clearly, these men were impressed not only with Sommerfeld’s education and knowledge but his teaching abilities as well.The Solvay Conference in Brussels, October 1927With the onset of war, many promising scientists in Europe fled Germany. Sommerfeld watched sadly as Germany lost brilliant minds and decided that he must remain and continue teaching. Unfortunately, Adolf Hitler appointed his own people who were barely qualified, and Sommerfeld was replaced as Professor of Theoretical Physics by Wilhelm Müller who was an an aerodynamicist and wholly unqualified to hold the post. Nevertheless, Sommerfeld continued his work in quantum theory.According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, he co-discovered the Sommerfeld-Wilson quantization rules with Englishman William Wilson, worked with electromagnetism and hydrodynamics, and advanced the information of X-ray wave theory. He did exhaustive work on wave mechanics, and his theory of electrons in metals was valuable in the study of thermoelectricity and metallic conduction.Arnold Sommerfeld Photo by Rufus46 CC BY-SA 3.0Sommerfeld’s nominations for the Nobel Prize can be found listed in the Nomination Archive of the Nobel Prize website. His name was put forward to receive the award for Physics in 1917, 1918, twice in 1919, 1920, four times in 1922, twice in 1923, 1924, six times in 1925, three times in 1926, three times in 1927, three times in 1928, nine times in 1929, four times in 1930, twice in 1931, five times in 1932, eight times in 1933, six times in 1934, 1935, twice in 1936, eight times in 1937, 1940, 1948, three times in 1949, three times in 1950, and four times in 1951.Photo by Gras-Ober CC BY-SA 3.0In 1951, at the age of 82, Sommerfeld was hit by a truck as he crossed the street — an accident attributed to his diminished hearing in his elder years.Read another story from us: The Genius of Marie Curie was Formed at an Underground Illegal UniversityTwo months later, on April 26th, he died. Although he never won the Nobel Prize himself, one could say that he won many times through those he educated and inspired.last_img read more

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first_img News | Flat Panel Displays | June 18, 2019 Double Black Imaging Announces Expanded Display Line and Ergonomic Workstation Solutions Double Black Imaging (DBI) and their Image Systems Division are releasing their new clinical and diagnostic display… read more Double Black Imaging ‘s (DBI) picture archive and communications system (PACS) LCD Solutions offers environmentally friendly and ergonomically designed LCDs exceed industry standards with built-in front sensors. They are bundled with X-CAL Web calibration suite for full automatic calibration, conformance, alerting and reporting.  The LCDs come with ultra-high brightness and contrast ratios, industry-leading luminance uniformity performance, bonded protective panels, high speed graphic controllers and a full five-year warranty.The X-Series LCD line consists of a 2 MP Monochrome and High-Bright Color, a 3MP Monochrome and High-Bright Color, a 5 MP Monochrome LCD with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) for mammography and PACSs and the new 10MP Monochrome LCD all with X-CAL Web. For more information: www.doubleblackimaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 11, 2019 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panels to Help Enhance and Streamline Workflow The flat panel display market shows signs of maturing, however many new applications are available that can help to s read more Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 18, 2018 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panel Display Market Outlook The global flat panel display market is predicted to reach $177.3 million by 2027, according to a new report titled “… read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | November 28, 2018 LG Unveils New Diagnostic Monitor, Digital X-ray Detectors at RSNA 2018 LG Electronics is expanding its U.S. medical imaging portfolio with a new high-performance 21-inch diagnostic monitor… read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | December 06, 2018 USEI Introduces Windows-Based iPad Medical Imaging Viewing Solution at RSNA 2018 U.S. Electronics Inc. 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first_img2.3Average NFC West finish2.2 Whoever the Arizona Cardinals decide will be the successor to Bruce Arians has large shoes to fill.The past two Cardinals coaches, Arians and Ken Whisenhunt, have seen a level of success that’s rarely been achieved in franchise history.Whisenhunt led the organization to two NFC West titles and its first Super Bowl appearance while Arians produced the first back-to-back-to-back 10-win seasons.The two make up the last decade of Cardinals football, and Arians’ retirement marks the end of that era. December 31, 2012Fired/RetiredJanuary 1, 2018 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, right, talks with San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator and former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt before an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Lost 58-0 at Seattle in 2012Worst lossLost 33-0 to Rams in 2017 in London 45-51Overall Record49-30 2008 – averaged 26.7 ppg (3rd)Best scoring offense and rank2015 – averaged 30.6 ppg (2nd) Here is a closer look at that era. January 7, 2007HiredJanuary 17, 2013 Top Stories 7.5Average wins per season9.8 2008 NFC Championship win over EaglesBest game2015 NFC Divisional Playoff win over Packers 2009 – allowed 20.3 ppg (14th)Best scoring defense and rank2014 – allowed 18.7 ppg (5th) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 534Catches for Larry Fitzgerald during their tenure470 5 Comments   Share   2NFC West titles1 8Number of starting quarterbacks4 2,185Days on the job1,810 Ken WhisenhuntVS.Bruce Arians 0AP Coach of the Year awards1 4-2Postseason record1-2 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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