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first_imgThe feasibility study for the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project is expected to be completed this financial year.Making the disclosure during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House on June 5, State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, informed that this initiative is in keeping with the Government’s efforts to “plan ahead to meet the nation’s road infrastructure needs.”“Once completed, the study will allow the Government to have a concrete plan in place that will enable improvement to the roadway and allow easier travel around the island,” he said.Being undertaken by the National Works Agency (NWA), through funding by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the study will assess and design the preferred alignment of the proposed South Coast highway from Port Antonio to Harbour View (Phase I) and Negril to Mandeville (Phase II).The proposed works, Mr. Azan added, will also complement the existing Negril to Port Antonio arterial network.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

first_imgzoom A new Asia Australia Consortium (A3) has been established in an effort to provide “more competitive service” and comprehensive coverage in the North East Asia/Australia container shipping market.The consortium consists of the Hong Kong-based container shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Australian ANL Container Line Pty Limited and China’s COSCO Container Lines (COSCON).The A3 will launch three dedicated weekly services, namely the Northern Express, Central Express and Southern Express, connecting ten major North East Asia ports with Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia.The Northern Express service will have the following port rotation: Yokohama – Osaka – Busan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Kaohsiung – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Yokohama.The Central Express service will include the port rotation: Shanghai – Ningbo – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Shanghai, and the Southern Express service will stop in: Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Shekou – Hong Kong – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Kaohsiung.Subject to regulatory approval, the A3 plans to launch the new services starting from September or October.last_img read more

first_imgHANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Northbound lanes of Highway 102 between exits 8 and 9 are closed because of a truck fire. One southbound lane is also closed. The highway is expected to re-open by 3:30 p.m. -30-last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group in Hamilton has found a unique way to educate the public on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.They’re taking their message to a hiking trail in Hamilton.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has this story.last_img

TORONTO — Hydro One says a mild winter and storm-related costs weakened its financial results in the electric utility’s first full quarter as a publicly traded company.Revenue dropped by seven per cent or $122 million to $1.67 billion in the three months ended March 31, compared with $1.81 billion a year earlier.Net income fell nine per cent to $208 million, or 35 cents per share. Adjusted earnings also equalled 35 cents per share, which compared with 38 cents per share a year earlier.[realated_links /]The company (TSX:H) began trading its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange in November after the Ontario government sold about 15 per cent of its equity in the province’s primary electrical grid operator.Its 2015 fourth quarter was also affected by the unusually warm winter — which depressed demand for electricity.The first quarter of 2016 also included costs to recover from an ice storm in March and lost revenue due to the sale of Hydro One Brampton in late 2015. read more

“Government will take a stand. As of now I have told my colleague Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka to engage the US. If you have moved forward (on human rights issue), you should bring that to the knowledge of the US to arrive at a consensual draft which is acceptable to everybody,” Mr. Khurshid told reporters outside Parliament. Meanwhile the Press Trust of India also reported that amid sustained pressure by political parties from Tamil Nadu, the Indian Government has agreed to have a discussion on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue in the Lok Sabha tomorrow.“The issue is planned to be discussed tomorrow. It will be discussed tomorrow,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told the House. The assurance came when AIADMK leader M Thambidurai raised the matter during Zero Hour. “It is a humanitarian issue. It is not an issue on which anybody should stand on ceremony or ego. If it is possible, speak to them directly and find a suitable and acceptable draft,” he said. India has told the Sri Lankan government to work with US and reach a consensus on the draft resolution to be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council.The Press Trust of India quoted India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid as saying that he has asked his Sri Lankan counterpart G.L. Peiris to work with the US and report progress if any made on the issue to arrive at a draft which is “acceptable to everybody”. read more

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is distancing the Trudeau government from its former ambassador to China, a day after he said he has warned Chinese officials that further punishments against Canada could help the opposition Conservatives win the fall election.Asked by reporters today about John McCallum’s remarks, Freeland said it’s highly inappropriate for any Canadian to advise a foreign government on how it can influence an election result in Canada.In her response about McCallum, she also made a point of highlighting the government’s ongoing efforts to protect Canada from foreign election interference.McCallum’s recent comments to the South China Morning Post came with the two countries locked in a diplomatic dispute that has seen Chinese authorities block key imports from Canada and detain two Canadians on espionage charges.He told the newspaper that he warned his contacts in China’s foreign ministry that further negative actions against Canada would help the Conservatives, a party he described as much less friendly to China.McCallum, an economist and Liberal cabinet minister before he was named an ambassador, was fired by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in January after going off-script in the government’s efforts to win the release of detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.He’s now an adviser specializing in China-Canada business at law firm McMillan.Speaking to reporters on a conference call from London, Freeland said liberal democracy is under threat as countries like Canada try to address foreign election interference.“Let me say first of all — very clearly — that Mr. McCallum does not speak for the government of Canada,” Freeland said, reminding reporters that he was asked to resign earlier this year.“I think that it is highly inappropriate for any Canadian to be offering advice or opinions to any foreign government on how that government ought or ought not to behave to secure any particular election outcome in Canada.“Nor should any Canadian be advising a foreign government on which electoral outcomes would be best for that government. Canada’s election is about Canadians full stop.”The diplomatic conflict erupted in December when Canadian authorities arrested Chinese high-tech executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition warrant.The arrest of Huawei’s Meng has enraged the Chinese government, which has demanded her release.In the days following Meng’s arrest, Chinese authorities detained Kovrig, a Canadian diplomat on leave, and Spavor, an entrepreneur, on allegations of undermining China’s national security.Chinese officials have also increased inspections on Canadian goods that have led to the suspension or obstruction of key agricultural imports, including meat and canola.The Canadian Press read more

NEW ORLEANS — Justin McMillan connected with Jaetavian Toles for a 26-yard touchdown with 1:27 left, passed back across the field to Charles Jones for a 2-point conversion, and Tulane avoided a devastating collapse with a 29-28 victory over Navy to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2013.The game-winning score capped a seven-play drive that covered 71 yards in 2:11 and came after Tazh Maloy’s 9-yard TD run stunningly turned Navy’s 21-3 halftime deficit into a late, 28-21 lead.Tulane then stopped Navy’s final possession in four plays, capped by a sack and strip of Zach Abey on fourth down, which allowed the Wave to run out the clock and storm the field for a jubilant celebration, having won four of its last five games to reach the six-win plateau, normally the benchmark for bowl bids.McMillan figured in all four touchdowns for Tulane (6-6, 5-3, AAC). Throwing for three and rushing for one.McMillan’s first and longest scoring strike went 73 yards to Darnell Mooney, who broke behind the Navy secondary down the left sideline as McMillan hit him in stride. The second TD pass covered 52 yards on a deep crossing route to Jabril Clewis, who beat pursuing defensive backs to the right pylon to make it 21-3 late in the first half.McMillan’s touchdown rushing came on a 5-yard keeper around the left end in the second quarter, capping a drive in which McMillan also broke loose for a 28-yard run to the Navy 12.Abey passed for a 73-yard touchdown and caught a 37-yard scoring pass for Navy (3-9, 2-6), which scored 25 straight in the second half.Sean Williams’ interception and 36-yard return to the Tulane 7 set up a short field goal to ignite Navy’s second-half rally. The normally run-heavy Midshipmen, who completed just one pass in their previous two games combined, scored their first touchdown on Malcom Perry’s halfback pass across the field to Abey, who was uncovered on the left side after the play initially flowed right.After Tulane stalled again, Abey found Perry uncovered over the middle for his game-long scoring play, and Navy then converted a 2-point conversion to tie it with a pass in the back of the end zone.Tulane responded by driving deep into Navy territory, but Merek Glover’s 32-yard field goal attempt smacked off the right upright, setting up the roller-coaster of finish.THE TAKEAWAYNavy: The road woes continued for the Mids, who’ve lost 12-straight away from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy’s last road victory was a 31-21 triumph at Tulsa on Sept. 30, 2017. But Navy had to be encouraged by newfound success in the passing game heading into its annual rivalry game with Army. Abey finished 7-of-13 for 167 yards, including a fourth-down completion that kept alive the go-ahead scoring drive in the fourth quarter. Navy also went 4-for-5 on fourth downs, the lone failure coming on its last offensive play.Tulane: An enthusiastic crowd on senior day looked and sounded incredulous as the chances for a first bowl in half a decade appeared to slip away — all because of big passing plays allowed to a team that hardly passes and hadn’t won on the road all season. But the Tulane faithful were jubilant after the Green Wave offence regrouped just in time to find the end zone and convert a courageous 2-point conversion call by third-year coach Willie Fritz that could have doomed Tulane to another season without a bowl if it had failed. The Wave defence sold out to stop the run, holding Navy to 117 yards rushing, 187 yards below its average coming in.UP NEXTNavy meets arch rival Army in their traditional regular-season finale, played this season in Philadelphia on Dec. 8.Tulane awaits its bowl bid, with the most likely invitations coming from Cheribundi Tart Cherry Bowl in Boca Raton, Florida, and the Frisco Bowl in Frisco, Texas, both of which have contractual ties to the AAC.___More AP college football: and Martel, The Associated Press read more

Keith Smart, the Indiana University basketball star who had two short stints as an NBA head coach, could join the revamped Miami Heat coaching staff.Yahoo Sports reported that Smart, 49, has had talks with the Heat, which is restructuring its bench alongside head coach Erik Spoelstra. David Fizdale, once an Atlanta Hawks assistant coach, remains Spoelstra’s top aide, with former player Juwan Howard sliding in as an assistant after a job in player development.Smart formerly coached the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings. Sources told Yahoo Sports that with the shakeup in the reassignments of Bob McAdoo and Ron Rothstein, Smart is discussing a role to help beef up the staff. Spoelstra, with NBA star LeBron James leading the way on the court, has won two NBA titles and has two other trips to the Finals on his resume. With James gone to the Cleveland Cavaliers via free agency, the team is restructuring.Rothstein, 71, had been nearing the end of a long coaching career and will likely move into a basketball operations job with the Heat, sources told Yahoo Sports.Smart’s head coaching career, including a brief stay as interim coach in Cleveland in 2002-03, includes a 93-170 record. He’s been out of coaching since Sacramento let him go following a 28-54 record in 2012-13. read more

first_img 14 Comments File photo. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP Share45 Tweet Email1 Image: AP/Press Association images Sunday 31 Mar 2019, 1:29 PM Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone Gavin de Becker was looking into the leaking of Bezos’s personal information. THE INVESTIGATOR HIRED to look into the release of intimate images of Jeff Bezos said he has concluded that Saudi Arabian authorities hacked the Amazon CEO’s phone to access his personal data.Gavin de Becker linked the hack to extensive coverage by The Washington Post newspaper, which is owned by Bezos, of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul last year.“Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information,” de Becker wrote on The Daily Beast website.He said that while the brother of Bezos’s mistress was paid by the National Enquirer tabloid for the release of the information, his role may have been a red herring, and the plot went far beyond one man seeking to cash in.“It’s clear that MBS considers The Washington Post to be a major enemy,” de Becker wrote, referring to the oil-rich kingdom’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom the US Senate, after a closed-door briefing by the CIA, named as “responsible” for the murder.But de Becker did not specify which part of the Saudi government he was blaming for the hack, and gave few details about the investigation that led him to the conclusion that the kingdom was responsible.The results, he wrote, “have been turned over to federal officials”.Bezos hired Gavin de Becker & Associates to find out how his intimate text messages and photos made their way into the hands of the Enquirer, which reported on the Amazon chief’s extramarital affair, leading to his divorce.Bezos has accused Enquirer publisher American Media Inc, led by David Pecker, of “blackmail” for threatening to publish the intimate photos if he did not halt the investigation. 15,976 Views Read: What’s going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail?The Amazon chief declined to do so, instead publishing copies of emails from AMI.Saudi Arabia has stressed that the crown prince was not involved in the killing of Khashoggi, a Post contributing columnist.Riyadh initially said it had no knowledge of his fate, but later blamed the murder on rogue agents.- © AFP 2019 Mar 31st 2019, 1:29 PM File photo. Image: AP/Press Association imageslast_img read more

first_imgQuit Facebook Day : combien de membres vont-ils quitter le réseau social aujourd’hui ?Monde – C’est aujourd’hui, lundi 31 mai 2010, que les internautes lassés de voir leurs données personnelles utilisées par Facebook sont invités à quitter le premier réseau social mondial. Le site internet “Quit Facebook Day” propose à tous les membres du réseau social lassés de Facebook et de sa vision de la “vie privée” de quitter le site communautaire en masse aujourd’hui. Les arguments des deux Canadiens à l’origine du projet se tiennent, mais n’ont semble-t-il remporté qu’un succès limité : en cette fin de matinée du jour J, seules 26.200 personnes environ ont entré leur adresse e-mail pour signifier la suppression prochaine de leur profil Facebook. Une aiguille dans une meule de foin face aux 450 millions d’utilisateurs que compte le premier réseau social à travers le monde. Certes, mais surtout une initiative qui a au moins le mérite de remettre sur le devant de la scène un vrai sujet qui dérange : celui de la gestion des données personnelles en ligne, et en particulier sur les réseaux sociaux.  Le 31 mai 2010 à 12:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgJohn McKibbin helped launch Identity Clark County as a community leader two decades ago, and he’s remained interested and active. A former schoolteacher who’s served both as a state representative and a Clark County commissioner, McKibbin now returns to center stage as Identity Clark County’s president. In that role, he’s on a mission to help Clark County move past the bridge-induced pain of recent years to move its economy forward.McKibbin is polished in appearance and positive in presentations about the county, and he takes the big view you’d expect from someone who frequently has a bird’s-eye view of the county from the private plane based at Pearson Field. His background in politics and businesses makes him a natural for building bridges to replace those that collapsed in the bitter fight over the Columbia River Crossing. He longs for a return to the cordial, collaborative relationships between business, politics, and citizenry that moved this county in the past two decades from bedroom community into a place with its own business and social identity, a branch Washington State University campus, and an opening up of 192nd Avenue to a flood of housing and commercial development. There is, McKibbin believes, a strong appetite for consensus and progress that characterized the days before the Columbia River Crossing created community indigestion. The county is comfortable in its skin these days, he says, with great schools, an appealing tax structure, and a fine quality of life.Finding a new path to the old ways of problem-solving won’t be easy. The traffic congestion between Clark County and the job-rich Oregon side of the Portland metropolitan area didn’t disappear with the Columbia River Crossing’s demise to the trash bin of failed transportation projects. And the feuding that boiled out of the debate over light rail has spread to the county commission, prompting a countywide examination of the structure of county government.McKibbin supports the proposed county charter change and thinks voters will favor consensus-oriented candidates. Paul Montague, his predecessor at Identity Clark County, is talking about launching a political action group that would support those candidates who tack to a business-oriented vision for the county.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto: Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airlines announced this morning it’s buying 9-year-old Virgin America in a deal worth $2.6 billion. It will turn Alaska into the fifth largest U.S. carrier. It’s too early to say how it might affect service for traveling Alaskans, but if any of the Virgin brand makes it onto Alaska’s jets, passengers can expect a flashier ride.Download AudioAlaska CEO Brad Tilden says the deal will give Alaska valuable slots at New York airports and Reagan National in Washington, D.C.  And, Tilden says, it will expand the airlines ability to serve Californians traveling east.“So it’s really valuable real estate and it gives us a shot of being your go-to airline if you live anywhere up and down the West Coast,” the CEO said, in a conference call with financial analysts.Tilden did not offer many specifics about the impact on Alaska-based passengers, who are already heavily dependent on the airline.“There will be the added benefit, of course, for people that are loyal to the frequent flier program,” says Brett Snyder, who blogs about the airline industry on “They’ll have more options, be able to do more through San Francisco, LA and head east … but I don’t really expect to see a ton of changes for people who are in Alaska itself.”Snyder says whenever there’s a merger, consumers want to know the practical effects, like how the two airlines will merge their frequent flier programs and whether the seat amenities will change.“And the reality is these guys don’t know,” Snyder said, referring to airline executives. “They know that the numbers make sense. They’ve created a story from their perspective where the combined networks are going to work. And this is going to help them grow and achieve their goals. But the specifics we just don’t know, and so these will be revealed over time.”The airlines expect to win regulatory approval this year and begin operating as one carrier at the start of 2018.It will be a meeting of two very different brand personas. Alaska, at more than 75-years-old, is all traditional and buttoned up. Snyder says young Virgin, with mood lighting and rock music, is far cooler.“You know, Virgin –you feel like you’re going to the club,” Snyder said. “Anytime I walk on a Virgin airplane, I kind of look like there should be a bouncer who’s telling me I’m not allowed on.”Virgin, for instance, transformed the mundane safety briefing into a slick dance video.As a brand, Alaska Airlines will prevail, but the Alaska CEO also hinted that the Virgin image may live on in some form.  Virgin brand founder Richard Branson says the consolidation is sad but as a minority shareholder he was unable to stop it. The sale does not affect the British carrier Virgin Atlantic, which is separate.last_img read more

first_imgAllen Moore is maintaining a big lead in the Yukon Quest, but last year’s winner Matt Hall is making a push, as the race heads toward the final checkpoint at Braeburn. The only musher still running a full team of 14 dogs, Moore left Carmacks before midnight for the 77-mile run to Braeburn. Hall departed over five hours later with 11 dogs. Teams must rest 8 hours at Braeburn, so teams typically run hard to get there. It’s 100 miles from Bareburn to the finish line in Whitehorse.Listen nowPaige Drobny and Ed Hopkins are several miles behind Hall, in the three and four spots. Laura Neese is 5th, with top rookie Vebjorn Reitan close in 6th. Ten other mushers are strung out along nearly 150 miles of trail. Dave Dalton has taken over the red lantern and 15th place, after rookie Severin Cathry decided to scratch yesterday in Dawson City.last_img read more

first_imgDebt-ridden Air India has reportedly sold nine of its 21 Dreamliner planes, raising Rs 7,000 crore from the transaction, which it wants to use towards repayment of a loan availed to buy those planes.The state-owned carrier has sold the planes to a Singaporean lessor and took the planes from the same company under a Sale and Lease Back (SLB) arrangement.The carrier will use a significant part of the funds raised from the sale to repay a bridge loan took earlier to buy these Boeing 787-800s.However, under an SLB arrangement, the airline can lease the planes from the buyer and continue using them. In a similar agreement earlier, the airline had sold 12 Dreamliners and leased them back.”Air India has sold all the nine Dreamliners to one Singaporean lessor for a little over Rs 7,000 crore. These planes have now been taken back on lease by the same firm,” sources close to the developments told PTI.Air India will use nearly Rs 6,000 crore to repay a bridge loan and the remaining funds will be used for other purposes, sources said.Currently, Air India has a debt of around Rs.40,000 crore, as it took loans for purchase of aircraft and working capital requirements. Its current fleet consists of 131 aircraft, which includes Boeing, Airbus, ATR and CRJ planes.Air India, which currently holds a fifth of the market share in domestic passenger traffic, has been making losses for years and has come under severe criticism for escalating costs.The airline is expected to post a profit of Rs 6 crore for the current fiscal year after recording a loss of Rs.5,547.47 crore in the previous year. It revenues stood at Rs.19,781 crore in the last fiscal year ending 31 March 2015.In August, Ashwani Lohani, a 1980 batch Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) officer, was appointed as the new chief of ailing Air India. He will be the chairman and managing director of Air India for three years.last_img read more

first_imgIsraeli police officers secure a bulldozer demolishing structures in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on 4 July. Photo: AFPPalestinian protests broke out on Wednesday at a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank facing Israeli demolition in what rights groups have condemned as a bid to expand Jewish settlement.Israel moved three bulldozers to the village, Khan al-Ahmar, earlier in the day though demolition had yet to begin, after the military left a land confiscation notice there on Tuesday.Around 180 Bedouin, raising sheep and goats, live in tin and wood shacks in Khan al-Ahmar. It is situated between a major Israeli settlement, Maale Adumim near Jerusalem, and a smaller one to the northeast, Kfar Adumim.Khan al-Ahmar was built without Israeli permits, which Palestinians say are impossible to obtain. Israel has long sought to clear Bedouin from the area between the two settlements, and the Supreme Court approved the demolition in May.Removing the Bedouin, human rights groups say, would create a bigger settlement pocket near Jerusalem and make it more difficult for Palestinians to achieve territorial contiguity in the West Bank, a territory they seek along with the Gaza Strip for a future state.At Khan al-Ahmar, several dozen Palestinians scuffled with Israeli police, who punched several of the men they dragged away. A Palestinian ambulance service said 35 protesters were hurt and four of them were taken to hospital. Police said two people were arrested.”I was born here and will not move anywhere else,” said Feisal Abu Dahok, 45. “If they destroy the village, we will build it again here or nearby.”Israel said it plans to relocate the residents to an area about 12 kilometres (seven miles) away, near the Palestinian village of Abu Dis.The new site is adjacent to a landfill and rights advocates say that a forcible transfer of the residents would violate international law applying to occupied territory.At a news briefing in Geneva on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.N. human rights office expressed concern at reports of impending demolition.”For more than a decade people in the Khan al-Ahmar community … have resisted efforts to move them to make way for settlement expansion,” the spokeswoman, Liz Throssell, said.She said “international humanitarian law prohibits the destruction or confiscation of private property by the occupying power”, a reference to Israel, which captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war.Most countries regard settlements Israel has built in the West Bank as illegal. Israel disputes this.Khan al-Ahmar’s residents belong to the Jahalin tribe of Bedouin who were expelled from southern Israel by the military in the 1950s.last_img read more

first_img As the search continues for ways to allow for creating smaller and smaller circuits, researchers have turned to what are known as 2D materials, those that are just an atom thick—which at this point, appears to be a physical limit. Testing of such materials has proven fruitful and scientists are convinced that someday soon, they will be used in all manner of electronic gizmos. The thing holding them up right now is a means of mass producing them in sizes that are large enough to be useful while remaining homogenous across their entire surface (having spatial uniformity). In this new effort, the researchers have found success by modifying a process known as metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) to create two types of transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs)—tungsten disulfide and molybdenum disulfide. One layer of the material is three atoms thick and it was created without having to resort to using sticky-tape, and unlike graphene, it is a semiconductor.The team created their films by growing them on insulating SiO2 substrates using a metal–organic chemical vapor deposition technique. In creating 200 of the films, they found just two that failed to conduct properly—a 99 percent success rate. In testing, the films were found to be not just uniform, but comparable in performance to films created using the sticky-tape method. They note that the key to success was sourcing each of the ingredients from gasses, where every molecule had only one atom of the transition metal. Altering the gas pressure, they noted allowed for controlling the degree of concentration of the ingredients and thus the film’s growth.The researchers believe the large size of the films should allow for the creation of devices that use them, though more work will have to be done to ensure the technique will allow for growing films on other surfaces, particularly those that are flexible. © 2015 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. Citation: Researchers devise a way to grow 3 atom thick semiconducting films with wafer scale homogeneity (2015, April 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Method for creating high-quality two-dimensional materials could enable industrial-scale production Explore furthercenter_img (—A team of researchers at Cornell University has developed a technique that allows for growing 3 atom thick semiconducting films on wafers, up to 10 centimeters across. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their technique and the ways it might be used to create ultra-tiny circuits. Tobin Marks and Mark Hersam of Northwestern University offer a News & Views perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. More information: High-mobility three-atom-thick semiconducting films with wafer-scale homogeneity, Nature 520, 656–660 (30 April 2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature14417AbstractThe large-scale growth of semiconducting thin films forms the basis of modern electronics and optoelectronics. A decrease in film thickness to the ultimate limit of the atomic, sub-nanometre length scale, a difficult limit for traditional semiconductors (such as Si and GaAs), would bring wide benefits for applications in ultrathin and flexible electronics, photovoltaics and display technology. For this, transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), which can form stable three-atom-thick monolayers4, provide ideal semiconducting materials with high electrical carrier mobility, and their large-scale growth on insulating substrates would enable the batch fabrication of atomically thin high-performance transistors and photodetectors on a technologically relevant scale without film transfer. In addition, their unique electronic band structures provide novel ways of enhancing the functionalities of such devices, including the large excitonic effect, bandgap modulation, indirect-to-direct bandgap transition, piezoelectricity and valleytronics. However, the large-scale growth of monolayer TMD films with spatial homogeneity and high electrical performance remains an unsolved challenge. Here we report the preparation of high-mobility 4-inch wafer-scale films of monolayer molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) and tungsten disulphide, grown directly on insulating SiO2 substrates, with excellent spatial homogeneity over the entire films. They are grown with a newly developed, metal–organic chemical vapour deposition technique, and show high electrical performance, including an electron mobility of 30 cm2 V−1 s−1 at room temperature and 114 cm2 V−1 s−1 at 90 K for MoS2, with little dependence on position or channel length. With the use of these films we successfully demonstrate the wafer-scale batch fabrication of high-performance monolayer MoS2 field-effect transistors with a 99% device yield and the multi-level fabrication of vertically stacked transistor devices for three-dimensional circuitry. Our work is a step towards the realization of atomically thin integrated circuitry. Large-area growth of atomically thin, layered semiconductors. Credit: Nature 520, 631–632 (30 April 2015) doi:10.1038/520631a Journal information: Naturelast_img read more

first_imgSeptember 26, 2005Part of the Construction crew works on the interior finish of the south-facing apartment on the second level of Unit 6 in the East Crescent Complex. Crewleader Brenday Scott and workshop participant Lindsay Clark install electric outlet cover plates. [Photo & text: sa]Part of the Construction crew works on the interior finish of the south-facing apartment on the second level of Unit 6 in the East Crescent Complex. Crewleader Brenday Scott and workshop participant Lindsay Clark install electric outlet cover plates. [Photo & text: sa] Drywall has been installed, mudded and painted. [Photo & text: sa The bathroom, with a small window into the keystone, is ready for tiles and fixtures. The walls are straight, photo squewed. [Photo & text: sa]center_img This is a big open room with a large set of windows facing the Colly Soleri Amphitheater and with an entry and window to the north balcony walkway. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

first_imgPolice arrested two men in Limassol in connection with possession of burglary tools at night, a cleaver, stolen property, and traffic offences, it was reported on Saturday.The pair, aged 28 and 35, were arrested at around 9pm after they tried to escape a police patrol in their car.Officers saw that the suspects’ vehicle had no registration plates but when they asked them to stop, the driver accelerated in a bid to get away.Police managed to intercept the car whose driver then tried to flee on foot. He was caught by an officer shortly afterwards, police said.A search of their car found a cleaver with a metal grip, two screwdrivers, a wire cutter, and other items. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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