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Why Robin van Persie is excited about Gabriel Martinelli

Why Robin van Persie is excited about Gabriel Martinelli

first_img Read More Comment Read More Skip Advertisement / About Connatix V67539 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Full Screen Read More Advertisement 1 min. story Top articles Read More Why Robin van Persie is excited about Gabriel Martinelli PLAY by Metro SPONSORED ‘What I like about him is his link-up play, he looks lively, he looks technical, he looks very good to me, it’s a joy watching him.‘Five in five is a great start.’He’s made a real impression on his team-mates, with Rob Holding singing his praises ahead of Thursday night’s match.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In training every day, he works hard. He puts you under pressure constantly and never stops running, which as a centre-half is a nightmare.‘You want a striker that will sort of give up on you, but he never gives up. His finishing has been unbelievable, even with his head.‘He’s only a small guy but the headed goals he’s scored in the [Nottingham] Forest game and the Standard Liege game have been incredible goals, to be fair to him.’He scored with his head again against Vitoria, showing exquisite movement moving from an offside position back onside to evade the defenders’ attention before nodding home.Should Gabriel Martinelli start against Crystal Palace?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: How Edu and Raul Sanllehi unlikely to sack Arsenal manager Unai Emery mid-seasonMORE: Arsenal star reveals the secret to Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick prowess Video Settings Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ad Coming Next 1/1 Van Persie is a fan of Martinelli (Picture: Soccrates/Getty)‘Me too [I’m excited],’ Van Persie told BT Sport. ‘He knows where the danger is, where the space is. He scored a great goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Oct 2019 8:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.2kShares Martinelli has impressed (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Martinelli is a ‘joy to watch’, according to former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie who believes he could be a big hit at the Emirates.The 18-year-old Brazilian has made an electric start to life in English football, scoring five goals in three starts in the League Cup and Europa League and he was on the scoresheet again on Thursday evening in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Vitoria Guimaraes.While he is yet to start or score in the Premier League and faces serious competition with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexander Lacazette ahead of him in the pecking order, Van Persie thinks he has all the ingredients to thrive at the top level.last_img read more

PA National Guard Put on State Active Duty in Northwestern PA

PA National Guard Put on State Active Duty in Northwestern PA

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter PA National Guard Put on State Active Duty in Northwestern PA December 26, 2017center_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf this evening announced that 21 Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) troops have been put on State Active Duty in northwestern Pennsylvania after a record amount of snow fell across the area over the last several days.“Our National Guard members are trained to assist the citizens of our commonwealth during severe winter storms like Erie is experiencing right now,” said Governor Wolf. “We are very fortunate that they live and work in our communities and are able to mobilize on short notice in order to provide the manpower and equipment needed in northwestern PA.”The PNG is providing a number of high clearance all terrain military vehicles to aid local agencies with medical emergency and law enforcement response, assisting with safety and wellness checks, transporting essential emergency services personnel, and assigning a liaison to the Erie County Emergency Operations Center.Pennsylvania has the third largest National Guard in the country with approximately 20,000 members located in more than 80 armories and readiness centers statewide.last_img read more

Wisconsin takes 3 points in Minneapolis

Wisconsin takes 3 points in Minneapolis

first_imgFreshman forward Michael Mersch had two goals – his second such game in two weeks – in Friday\’s win over rival Minnesota.[/media-credit]MINNEAPOLIS – It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t quick to be official. But it was enough.Junior winger Jordy Murray managed to get just enough of his stick on a puck to poke it past Minnesota goaltender Kent Patterson, tying the game at 3 with just under three minutes to play.That score would hold up as the final, after a goalless overtime period that earned the Wisconsin men’s hockey team three out of four points at Mariucci Arena. Saturday’s affair was much more tightly contested than the Badgers’ 6-0 drubbing of the Gophers the night before.While Wisconsin pushed its streak of going winless in overtime to 23 games (0-6-17), the Badgers overcame two deficits in Saturday’s game to earn the tie. UW went down 2-0 early to start the first period and tied it up before Jay Barriball scored on the power play at the end of the second to give UM a 3-2 edge.But a little luck and a long review gave Wisconsin the equalizer at 17:06 of the third. Freshman Mark Zengerle tried to jam the puck in on Patterson, but was denied. The puck stayed in between Patterson and his defensemen, who were unable to clear before Murray flew in and finished the play, his second goal of the game.“We’re a hard-working team to the core, that’s our mentality,” Murray said. “I just didn’t give up on the play and got pretty lucky there that the whistle wasn’t blown.”Wisconsin’s power play helped the Badgers pull out of an early two-goal hole.UM’s Taylor Matson and Jake Hansen got a two-on-one in transition, with Matson keeping it and beating UW goaltender Brett Bennett from the left circle at 4:18 in the first.Later, Murray was called for a trip, giving Minnesota a power play. Erik Haula had the puck to Bennett’s left and crossed it over the crease, giving Jacob Cepis a wide open net to put the Golden Gophers up 2-0.But UW would strike back at the end of the first period on the power play. Bennett, who the coaches like for his ability to play the puck, came out to handle a Minnesota clear. He found Zengerle at the opposing blue line and the freshman took it to the goalline before dropping it to Justin Schultz in the high slot. Schultz converted on a wrist shot to Patterson’s blocker side, making the score 2-1.“The puck was rolling so I had to caress it a little bit and I got it up to him as quick as possible to try to lead him across the blue line so he could get space going towards the net,” Bennett said of his assist.Murray’s first goal tied the game at 2, another power-play tally, early in the second. Zengerle skated in the zone, dropping the puck for a trailing Schultz. Patterson made a pad save on the shot, but Murray leapt in and poked it through.After winning 6-0 the night before, UW head coach Mike Eaves said he was very happy to take three points out of Minneapolis.“To come into this building and take three out of four points, and to battle back twice from being down, shows a lot of heart of this group,” he said. “So the disappointment factor is pretty small.”In Friday’s game, UW went just 1-6 on the power play. But it didn’t matter, as Scott Gudmandson got a shutout in goal and three freshmen scored for the Badgers.Michael Mersch got the only goal UW would end up needing with 43 seconds left in the first period. On an unassisted effort, he was stuffed putting it on UM goaltender Alex Kangas’ blocker side, before getting his rebound and going around the back of the net to poke it in there.“I got a chance, puck hopped up on my stick and like I said, good things happen when you go to the net,” Mersch said.Wisconsin looked thoroughly dominant throughout the game, an impressive feat considering the venue. It’s an even more exceptional accomplishment when the opponent (Minnesota) and the fact UW was playing seven freshmen in its lineup are factored in.All of Wisconsin’s goals came from down low, as the Badgers consistently won the battles in front of the net and in the corners. Derek Lee, Murray and Zengerle would all score in the second period and Mersch added his second of the night – and second two-goal game in two series – to make the score 5-0 after two periods of play.Tyler Barnes would score on a wrap-around attempt in the third period to finish the scoring.The Badgers shut out a Gophers team that was averaging over four goals scored per game and was fresh off a 9-3 win over Colorado College. UM went 0-4 on the power play and managed 24 shots on goal to Wisconsin’s 38.“I thought we played really well,” Gudmandson said. “When Minnesota was getting scoring chances, I thought we did a great job boxing out and battling in front of our net.”The big thing for Eaves was simply getting points and seeing his team grow.“At this time and point, it’s about getting points and putting hay in the barn,” Eaves said. “Getting that point now will be big at the end of the year.”last_img read more

HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTES TO ‘YOUNG GENTLEMAN’ KILLED IN FISH FACTORY ACCIDENT

HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTES TO ‘YOUNG GENTLEMAN’ KILLED IN FISH FACTORY ACCIDENT

first_imgTHE communities of Inver and Killybegs are in mourning after the death of Kara McCole, the 21-year-old man killed in a fish factory accident.Mr McCole was a hugely popular young man from Inver where his family has close links with the local St Naul’s GAA club.The Health and Safety Authority is investigating the circumstances of his death following an incident involving machinery at the plant. Gardaí sealed off the scene after the accident.Social media sites have been inundated with comments following his death at the Sean Ward fish factory in Killybegs on Friday afternoon.One friend said Kara was a “sound lad who always a good word for everyone and had time to speak to everyone” he met no matter how busy.Another wrote: “He was an absolute gentleman, a young gentleman who will be sorely missed.” The word ‘gentleman’ was repeated over and over again on social media sites to describe the young man.The McCole family are at the heart of the Inver community which has rallied around them since the accident.Kara’s father Donnie works with underage teams at St Naul’s where his other son Brendan plays while his mother Bernadine has been involved in community work.Local independent councillor John Campbell said his community is “numb” after the death.TD Thomas Pringle said the whole area was stunned. “I want to express my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this young man,” said Deputy Pringle.“It is just a dreadful tragedy for all of them.’Last night Donegal GAA board said Kara will be remembered with a minute’s silence in MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey on Wednesday night next before the Dún na nGall v Ard Mhacha McKenna Cup game.Patsy McCrory, another huge Donegal fan, will also be remembered. He died in a car accident in Tyrone earlier this week. HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTES TO ‘YOUNG GENTLEMAN’ KILLED IN FISH FACTORY ACCIDENT was last modified: January 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:accidentdeathinverKara McColeKillybegsST NAULS GAA CLUBlast_img read more

No riot after BJP came to power in U.P., says Adityanath

No riot after BJP came to power in U.P., says Adityanath

first_img“There has not been a single riot” in Uttar Pradesh since the BJP came to power, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday, as he counted the “achievements” of the first six months of his government.“It is a record for the State which used to have an ugly picture of it presented before the world,” Mr. Adityanath said.Releasing a 56-page booklet titled “Badh Chala Uttar Pradesh Ek Nai Disha ki Aur” or U.P. moves in a new direction, Mr. Adityanath claimed his government had taken strong steps to fulfil people’s expectations. The booklet starts with the government’s claims of having improved the law and order situation.It also refers to the controversial Anti-Romeo Squad as one of the achievements.Since the BJP came to power, the police had shot dead 17 accused criminals in alleged encounters, seized the property of 69 persons under the Gangsgter Act and Rs 35 crore worth of property from the land mafia.Referring to these figures, Mr. Adityanath, who was flanked by BJP cabinet ministers as well as UP DGP Sulkhan Singh, said: “Common people feel safe today and the police, whose morale was low under previous governments, is coming to the front. To a large extent, we have achieved in getting rid of the atmosphere of fear…”The government claimed that it had booked 54 persons under NSA, 1,145 under the Gangsters Act and 9,963 under the Goonda Act since March 20.It also refers to the controversial Anti-Romeo Squad as one of the achievements, saying action was taken against 2011 miscreants under it.The booklet also highlights the BJP’s programmes and schemes for farmers, in particular the loan waiver scheme for 86 lakh farmers. The government said it completed 2,367 ponds in the drought-prone Bundelkhand.A roadmap for doubling the income of farmers by 2022 had also been prepared.In the field of infrastructure, the government said it made 80,000 km of roads pothole free, while making the process of tender transparent.The BJP government also took credit for the Lucknow Metro which was inaugurated on September 5, saying it completed the remaining construction for the project, even though the trial run was done under the Akhilesh Yadav government last December.Mr. Adityanath’s list of achievements was released a day after he unveiled a “White Paper” of his six months in power. However, to the surprise of everyone, it focused on the limitations and criticisms of the previous SP and BSP governments, from 2003 to 2017, and had little about his own government.Mr. Adityanath said his government had inherited corruption, crime, goondagardi and lawlessness from the previous governments.Criticizing the BJP, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said that by focusing on the limitations of the previous governments, the Yogi government was merely trying to “withwash” its failures and cover up its inaction.last_img read more

Three Filipinos see action in ONE Macau card

Three Filipinos see action in ONE Macau card

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Record-breaking Neymar says money not motive for joining PSG “I look at Rika and I know I can take her on,” said Torres in Filipino. “I don’t know if I’ll knock her out or submit her but I know I can take her on and I’ll do my best to represent the Philippines.”Eric Kelly (12-3) will break his one-year hiatus from MMA as he takes on former ONE World lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (25-11-2).In the main event, Bibiano Fernandes takes on challenger Andrew Leone to defend his title Bantamweight title.ADVERTISEMENT From L-R: Joshua Pacio, Jomary Torres and Eric Kelly. PHOTOS FROM ONEMACAU–Three Filipino fighters are set to fight in a stacked fight card ONE Championship here on Saturday.Strawweight Joshua Pacio looks to get back to the title picture as he takes on undefeated Japanese Hayato Suzuki (16-0-2) in the second-to-the-last fight in the card.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pacio (12-1) faced ONE World strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito back in 2016 but bowed to the latter’s choke in the third round.“There are people who’re saying that if I win, there’ll be another title shot,” said Pacio in Filipino Friday at Holiday Inn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFilipino atomweight Jomary Torres (1-0) will debut in the Asian fighting promotion as she takes on Thai counterpart Rika Ishige (2-0) in the card’s lone women’s fight.Torres, despite being a nervous wreck during the press conference Thursday, said she can take on Ishige inside the ONE cage. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Cricket betting grips country

Cricket betting grips country

first_imgCricket betting is not a thing for the rich anymore. From the city’s streets and tea stalls to housing complexes and restaurants, gambling is now everywhere, with more and more people, mostly from the lower income group, gambling on the outcome of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches.It’s not really something entirely new. In 2014, Atanu Dutt, a bookie, was arrested by police in Dhaka. Quizzing him, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) came to know that Dharam Singh Yadav, an officer of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption and security wing, was into gambling himself.Three people, including former national captain Mohammad Ashraful, were handed sanctions for their involvement in match fixing, in connivance with bookies.On 22 September this year, a young boy was killed in Rajshahi over a dispute centring cricket betting. Last Monday, a student of Manarat University was also killed for protesting cricket betting in the area.Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia told Prothom Alo that all the intelligence agencies and the police stations have been instructed to increase surveillance to stop gambling.A team of Prothom Alo recently visited a tea stall next to a rickshaw garage in Shyamoli and found Md Monirul Islam and Jasimuddin betting on the ongoing match between Comilla Victorians and Chittagong Vikings.This gambling session takes place in this stall everyday, said locals.The Prothom Alo team found booksellers, restaurant boys, and other people with low incomes gathered in different tea stalls near Nilkhet’s Gausul Azam Market to bet on BPL matches. They bet on the outcome of the match, scores per over, total scores and on many such aspects.Most of the gamblers there were low-income people. A 15-year-old restaurant boy said, one of his friends lost almost Tk 8500 in the last three days.Abdullah Al Mamun, a small trader from Mohammadpur, said  people in the Bihari Camp area take part in betting activities the most, gambling all the year round.Ripon Mia, an RMG worker in Savar, said most of his co-workers are betting on the BPL matches. Someone he knows had to sell his cellphone as well.Betting on the netBesides this local betting activities, gambling is hugely participated online as well.A young man working for a private firm said he had been placing bets on different cricket matches for the last few years, but that he plays on a UK-based website. One needs an international credit card to bet on these sites.Most of these websites are based in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, countries where gambling is legal. Despite the rules saying only citizens of these countries could take part, people from other countries register and bet on matches.Outside Dhaka city, cricket betting is very popular in Jamalpur, Chittagong, and Rangpur.A correspondent in Prothom Alo’s Chittagong office reported that betting on BPL is going on in almost every area of the city. The Rangpur correspondent said it is the same there.last_img read more

Disordered skyrmion phase stabilized by magnetic frustration in a chiral magnet

Disordered skyrmion phase stabilized by magnetic frustration in a chiral magnet

first_img More information: Kosuke Karube et al. Disordered skyrmion phase stabilized by magnetic frustration in a chiral magnet, Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar7043 Temperature-field phase diagrams in Co7Zn7Mn6. The field-decreasing runs from the induced ferromagnetic region down to the zero-field cooling (ZFC) depicted. The phase boundaries of conventional SkX phases are seen in green circles. The equilibrium phase, which is the metastable state in the field decreasing processes of novel DSKs is indicated in the red region. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aar7043 Journal information: Science Advances In the field decreasing process that was subsequently observed, the new phase was quenched as a metastable state down to zero field cooling (ZFC). The findings in the study were substantiated by summarizing the relation between the real-space magnetic structures with the corresponding SANS patterns recorded in the study.Real-space observations were conducted with Lorentz transmission electron microscopy (LTEM) measurements. In the field-increasing run at 135 K from zero field cooling (ZFC), the transition from a helical state (H) to a conventional SkX state was observed. At 50 K, a disordered helical state was observed, and in contrast at a magnetic field of 0.2 T, several closed, dot-like objects assigned to skyrmions were clearly observed. The observation of DSKs in the LTEM images was explained as an inherent feature of the material, consistent with the corresponding SANS patterns observed in the study. Explore further Skyrmions can be typically observed by small angle neuron scattering (SANS) and with microscopy techniques in real space. In chiral magnets, the effect of DMI gradually twists ferromagnetically coupled moments to form a helical ground state. In the study, the authors reported similar behaviour for a spin glass phase symptomatic of frustrated magnetism existing at low temperatures across a wide range of Mn compositions for Co-Zn-Mn alloys. The glass phase invaded the helical ground state to display typical metal-insulator transition indicating the microscopic co-existence of the two phases. To investigate the mechanistic influence of frustrated exchange interactions on the helical and topological spin structures, the authors focused on Co7Zn7Mn6 with Tc ~ 160 K and spin glass transition temperature Tg ~ 30 K. In the study, further measurements were performed of SANS, magnetization, alternate current (ac) magnetic field susceptibility and Lorentz transmission electron microscopy (LTEM) of the material.The scientists summarized their findings in a phase diagram to show two distinct, equilibrium skyrmion phases. A conventional SkX phase slightly below Tc and a novel disordered skyrmion phase (DSK) phase near Tg. In classical mechanics, particles are represented by point masses or rigid bodies, and in field theory by wave-like excitations or vibrations. Magnetic skyrmions are small, vortex-like spin textures of topological origin found in a variety of magnetic materials, and characterized by long lifetime. They were first discovered in 2009. In chiral magnets, skyrmions and skyrmion crystals (SkX) show unique physical properties due to their stability at ultralow current density. Explaining the stability of such particles is nontrivial; however, the particles can be described as topologically protected against small perturbations and decay. These properties can be advantageous for potential applications of skyrmions as information carriers in magnetic memories for storage and processing. Skyrmions are formed in magnetic systems via a variety of mechanisms, some of which work together. © 2018 Phys.org The mechanisms include the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI), frustrated exchange interaction, long-ranged magnetic dipolar interactions and four-spin exchange interactions, characterized by the diameter of the resulting skyrmion structure. For instance, chiral magnets with an antisymmetric interaction between the spins, known as the DMI, can form a triangular-lattice skyrmion crystal (SkX). Specifically, a finite DMI can arise due to broken inversion symmetry at interfaces of thin film layers or in bulk materials with chiral or polar structures. In metallic systems, the existence of a chiral interaction was first demonstrated for disordered alloys. Skyrmions based on DMI were recently observed in Co-Zn-Mn alloys with the β-Mn-type chiral cubic structure, where the unit cell contains 20 atoms distributed across two inequivalent crystallographic sites. Now writing in Science Advances, Kosuke Karube and co-workers report the intermediate composition system Co7Zn7Mn6 as a unique host of two disconnected, topological skyrmion phases. Second skyrmion phase found in Cu2OSeO3 According to the report, one phase is a conventional skyrmion crystal stabilized by thermal fluctuations and restricted to exist just below the magnetic transition temperature (Tc), whereas the second phase is a novel three-dimensionally disordered skyrmion crystal phase that is stable well below Tc. The stability of this new disordered skyrmion phase was attributed to a cooperative interplay between the chiral magnetism with the DMI and the frustrated magnetism inherent to the β-Mn structure. 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. LTEM measurement on a thin-plate sample of Co7Zn7Mn6. A) underfocused LTEM images at 135 K and at 0 T and 0.05 T. B) Underfocused LTEM images at selected fields at 50 K and at selected temperatures in the subsequent zero-field warming (ZFW) process. For the image at 50 K and 0.2 T (highlighted in blue) the corresponding ‘overfocused’ image is seen at the right-hand side. The following notations were included; H- helical, SkX – Skyrmion crystal, DH – disordered helical, DSK – disordered skyrmion, F- ferrimagnetic, DSK + DH – mixed state. The observation of DSKs at 50 K was explained as an inherent feature of the material. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aar7043. Temperature-field phase diagrams in Co7Zn7Mn6. Magnetic-field (T-H) phase diagrams in Co7Zn7Mn6 determined by ac susceptibility and SANS measurements. Field-increasing runs after zero-field cooling (ZFC) depicted. The conventional SkX field is indicated by green circles. The equilibrium phase of DSKs is indicated in the red region. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aar7043 The study collectively investigated the possible origin of the novel DSK phase, since skyrmion phases are generally stabilized by quantum critical or thermal fluctuations. Two types of fluctuations were found in the present study to promote topological phase stability in Co7Zn7Mn6, including thermal fluctuations and frustration-induced fluctuations. In this way, the skyrmion governed by DMI demonstrated a novel mechanism for topological stability in Co7Zn7Mn6. Citation: Disordered skyrmion phase stabilized by magnetic frustration in a chiral magnet (2018, September 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-disordered-skyrmion-phase-stabilized-magnetic.html Zero-field magnetic phase diagram with temperature (T) and Mn composition (x) connecting Co10Zn10 and β-Mn according to (Co0.5Zn0.5)20−xMnx. A spin glass phase is found to exist at low temperatures and across a wide-range of x. For 3< x <7, the spin glass phase invades the helical phase, displaying a microscopic existence of the two states. The diagram inset shows a schematic of a β-Mn-type structure viewed along the [111] axis. T is temperature and x is the Mn composition. Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aar7043last_img read more

Facebook will ban white nationalism and separatism content in addition to white

Facebook will ban white nationalism and separatism content in addition to white

first_imgYesterday Facebook rolled out a policy to ban white nationalist content from its platforms. This seems to be a significant step towards the longstanding demands from civil rights groups who said the tech giant was failing to confront the powerful reach of white extremism on social media. The threat posed by social media enabling white nationalism was violently underlined this month when a racist gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand, using Facebook and other social media platforms to post live video of the attack. Facebook removed the video and the gunman’s account soon after but the footage was already widely shared on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Reddit and 8chan website. In a blog post titled “Standing Against Hate,” that Facebook posted on Wednesday, the company said the ban takes effect next week. As of midday Wednesday, the feature did not yet appear to be live, based on searches for terms like “white nationalist,” “white nationalist groups,” and “blood and soil.” As part of its policy change, Facebook said it would divert users who searched for white supremacist content to Life After Hate, a nonprofit that helps people leave hate groups, and would improve its ability to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to combat white nationalism. Based on information in Motherboard’s report, the platform will use content-matching to delete images previously flagged as hate speech. There was no further elaboration on how that would work, including whether or not URLs to websites like 4chan and 8chan would be affected by the ban. Facebook will not differentiate between white nationalism, white separatism and white supremacy The company had previously banned white supremacist content from its platforms but maintained a murky distinction between white supremacy, white nationalism and white separatism. On Wednesday, it said that its views had been changed by civil society groups and experts in race relations and that it now believed “white nationalism and separatism cannot be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organized hate groups.” Kristen Clarke, the president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which helped Facebook shape its new attitude toward white nationalism, said the earlier policy “left a gaping hole in terms of what it provided for white supremacists to fully pursue their platform.” “Online hate must be confronted if we are going to make meaningful progress in the fight against hate, so this is a really significant victory,” Ms. Clarke said. “It’s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place on our services,” Facebook said in a statement posted online. It later added, “Going forward, while people will still be able to demonstrate pride in their ethnic heritage, we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism and separatism.” “Our policies have long prohibited hateful treatment of people based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity or religion — and that has always included white supremacy,” the company said in a statement. “We didn’t originally apply the same rationale to expressions of white nationalism and separatism because we were thinking about broader concepts of nationalism and separatism — things like American pride and Basque separatism, which are an important part of people’s identity.” The civil rights groups welcome this ban but wait for implementation before approving Facebook’s move Facebook’s decision was praised by civil rights groups and experts in the study of extremism, many of whom had strongly disapproved of the company’s previous understanding of white nationalism. Madihha Ahussain, a lawyer for Muslim Advocates, a civil-rights group, said the policy change was “a welcome development” in the wake of the New Zealand mosque shootings. But she said the company still had to explain how it will enforce the policy, including how it will determine what constitutes white nationalist content. “We need to know how Facebook will define white nationalist and white separatist content,” she said. “For example, will it include expressions of anti-Muslim, anti-Black, anti-Jewish, anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ sentiment — all underlying foundations of white nationalism? Further, if the policy lacks robust, informed and assertive enforcement, it will continue to leave vulnerable communities at the mercy of hate groups.” Mark Pitcavage, who tracks domestic extremism for the Anti-Defamation League, said the shift from Facebook was “a good thing if they were using such a narrow definition before.” Mr. Pitcavage said the term white nationalism “had always been used as a euphemism for white supremacy, and today it is still used as a euphemism for white supremacy.” He called the two terms “identically extreme.” He said white supremacists began using the term “white nationalist” after the civil rights movement of the 1960s, when the term “white supremacy” began to receive sustained scorn from mainstream society, including among white people. “The less hard-core white supremacists stopped using any term for themselves, but the more hard-core white supremacists started using ‘white nationalism’ as a euphemism for ‘white supremacy,’” he said. And he said comparisons between white nationalism and American patriotism or ethnic pride were misplaced. “Whiteness is not an ethnicity, it is a skin color,” Mr. Pitcavage said. “And America is a multicultural society. White nationalism is simply a form of white supremacy. It is an ideology centered on hate.” Progressive nonprofit civil rights advocacy group, Color of Change called Facebook’s new moderation policy a critical step forward. “Color Of Change alerted Facebook years ago to the growing dangers of white nationalists on its platform, and today, we are glad to see the company’s leadership take this critical step forward in updating its policy on white nationalism,” the statement reads. “We look forward to continuing our work with Facebook to ensure that the platform’s content moderation guidelines and training properly support the updated policy and are informed by civil rights and racial justice organizations.” Read Next How social media enabled and amplified the Christchurch terrorist attack Google and Facebook working hard to clean image after the media backlash from the Christchurch terrorist attack Facebook under criminal investigations for data sharing deals: NYT reportlast_img read more