Wisconsin’ Landon Peterson received praise from head coach Mike Eaves for his performance last weekend. He made 22 saves and allowed two goals in Saturday’s game against Denver.[/media-credit]The last time Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves visited Bemidji State, he was coach at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.The locker room at Bemidji was so small he had to split up his team into groups and address each separately prior to the game.“It was the old barn,” Eaves said in his Monday press conference. “It was beat up; it was a home-court advantage.”This time around should be a bit more comfortable for Eaves, as Bemidji State opened a new arena in 2010. However, Bemidji will still look to capitalize on home ice (where the Beavers have posted an 11-4-1 record this season) with the crowd planning a “white-out weekend” against the Badgers.The Badgers (13-15-2 overall, 8-14-2 WCHA) are positioned to tie for 10th place in the WCHA and are three points behind Bemidji State. With two wins this weekend, the Badgers could overtake the Beavers for ninth place in the conference standings. But with only four more games remaining in the season, the Badgers are readying for playoff hockey.“The way we played, I think the guys have a real sense of where we need to go,” Eaves said. “It’s just all about being playoff-ready.”Looking to build upon last Saturday’s 5-2 win over 10th ranked Denver, the Badgers are making a final push to polish their game and end the season strongly. After losing five straight games before Saturday night (the longest losing streak of the season), Eaves stressed that the Badgers’ level of play needs to be indicative of Saturday’s effort.“You know, we just need to play like we played on Saturday,” Eaves said. “Small sheet, big sheet, I don’t think that is really relevant anymore.”Nonetheless, Wisconsin has not won a road game since Jan. 13, perhaps indicative of the lack of experience on the team. The Badgers only have one senior on the roster in defenseman Eric Springer to go along with one road victory on the entire season.If the Badgers want to win a game come playoff time, it will have to come on the road because at this point they cannot obtain home ice during the playoffs. Eaves remains optimistic about his youthful group, however, and hopes to gain Wisconsin’s second and third road wins this weekend.“I look forward to it,” Eaves said. “I know they play well at home.”According to Eaves, freshman goaltender Landon Peterson played well in the victory against Denver. Heading into the playoffs, the Badgers will likely need similar contributions from underclassmen to overcome their inexperience. Eaves was also proud of the way Peterson commanded the game throughout.“I’m glad he got the win,” Eaves said. “He’s played pretty well for us this year. He had good command of the net, he challenged the puck, [he was] very authoritative. … He did a nice job; it was nice that he got the win.”Although it will be quite a while before the Badger faithful can watch the men’s hockey team at the Kohl Center again, Badger fans can look forward to the newly named “Bob Johnson Rink.” The rink was named in honor of Hockey Hall of Famer and former Wisconsin head coach Bob Johnson, who played hockey at UW and later coached the Badgers to three NCAA championships. He also coached in the NHL and led the U.S. in international competitions, most notably the 1976 Olympics.Eaves remarked he was very excited about the naming of the rink and noted Johnson was integral to the development and success of the Wisconsin hockey program today.“What pops out in my mind the most was his passion and enthusiasm for the game,” Eaves said. “His passion was exactly what was needed in this city to get it going. … He was the perfect guy because of his energy and his passion for the game.”
1 Antoine Griezmann Chelsea and Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has revealed he has no desire to play in the Premier League.The Atletico Madrid star was heavily linked with a move to England last summer but opted to stay in La Liga. Griezmann, 24, is under contract at the Vicente Calderon until 2020 and the Frenchman is in no mood to move elsewhere.“I do not feel the need to play in Ligue 1, nor in the Premier League or in Serie A.” he said on the Canal Football Club.“I am in Spain – I’m happy. Life here, football, I like it all.”
A very impressive architecturally designed split level detached residence is on the housing market in Donegal for €595,000Very intelligently designed to reflect the contours of the site with most of the bedroom accommodation at the garden and first-floor level whilst living accommodation is at ground floor level with access from a paved external parking area enjoying commanding views over the Golf Course, River Swilly and countryside in the distance. Located within 10 minutes walk of Letterkenny s 18 Hole Golf Course with modern clubhouse facilities including Brown s Restaurant offering both informal bar food and formal dining to a very high standard. Alcorn s Garden Centre with Thyme Out Restaurant is within 10/15 minutes walk and for those last-minute forgotten essentials Charlie s Container Shop, with Honesty box, is also situated nearby.The Silver Tassie Hotel is located within a short drive whilst the extensive shopping and leisure facilities available in Letterkenny including Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Marks and Spencer, Menary s, TK Maxx, Aura Leisure Centre etc. are also located within a short drive.Woodlands National School, Educate Together and Ballyraine National School are also situated within the immediate surrounding area.This superior residence is ideally located to enjoy the extensive natural amenities available within easy driving distance including golden sandy beaches at Rathmullan, Ballymastocker / Portsalon in the Fanad Peninsula and Downings / Rosapenna in the Rosguill Peninsula, both peninsulas being located on the renowned Wild Atlantic Way.Check out the full listing by Sherry Fitzgerald/Rainey and see some photos of the property below. An architecturally impressive detached house in Letterkenny on the market for €595,000 was last modified: June 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Bank of Ireland has warned customers to be aware of a fraudulent text message being sent to customers purporting to be from the bank.A spokesperson said the bank “is aware that fraudulent text messages are currently in circulation”.“These are not genuine and have not been sent by Bank of Ireland. “Bank of Ireland will never text a customer asking them to update or provide their online banking information.“Anyone receiving a text looking for these details should delete it from their mobile device immediately,” the spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.Yesterday evening (Sat), the bank sent customers a text which read: “BOI security alert. We’re aware of fraudulent text messages issuing. BOI will never text you asking you to update or provide your online banking information.”FraudSMART, a fraud awareness initiative set up by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, said that “while it’s normal for banks to text, they will only ever ask you to reply Y or N”. “They will never ask you to click on links or disclose personal information.”We are aware of a smishing/fraudulent SMS which has been sent. Bank of Ireland will never send an SMS asking for personal information. Please do not click any links and delete SMS. Thank you.— Bank of Ireland (@talktoBOI) August 8, 2019This warning comes following a warning issued by the bank in July after people reported receiving a text message telling them that their account had been “frozen”.On Twitter, several people said they received a message – claiming to be from Bank of Ireland – informing them that their account had been “frozen because we are unable to validate your information”.People – including people who weren’t Bank of Ireland customers – were invited to click on a website link to “avoid suspension”.A similar scam was circulating in 2017, when people were sent a text message telling them that their account had been “locked for security reasons”. More information can be found on the Bank of Ireland website.Warning issued to Bank of Ireland customers over ‘fraudulent text messages’ was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Once you recognize that someone on your team is negative, you have to begin the process of removing them. The longer you wait to remove that person, the more you risk the rest of your team. Negativity is the only cancer that spreads by contact, and leaving the person in their role is far too dangerous a risk.Proximity DeprivationA negative person has the ability to chip away at the people that surround them. The negative person gets to complain about their company, their manager, their compensation plan, their leads, how difficult their job is, how unfairly they are treated, and how stupid and short-sighted everyone is—everyone but them, that is.You are never around when the negative person is making their complaints to anyone and everyone who will listen. They make sure that you aren’t there so that they aren’t exposed–and so there is no rebuttal.Over time, a negative person will win people over to their view because they have the advantage of proximity. Positive people don’t turn negative people positive. The negative person’s cynicism spreads and infects others—unless the culture is strong enough to reject the negative person straightaway.Your job as a leader is to deny a negative person the advantage of proximity. This means that you remove negative people before they can do any damage.Negative Spiritual LeadersEvery sales organization has a spiritual leader. This is the person the salespeople follow, regardless of any formal hierarchy or structure. The sales force looks to this person to decide what they believe about sales and selling.If you allow a negative person to become the spiritual leader, they will change the sales force’s beliefs. First they will destroy the sales force’s belief in their own company, that they do good work, that they deserve to displace their competitors. Then they will work to infect the sales force with the belief that selling is easy, but that it is only difficult for them because of their company, their pricing, their management, and their target clients.Once the infection takes hold, it’s likely that you will lose salespeople who could have, should have, and would have succeeded were it not for the negative person being allowed to occupy the role of spiritual leader.It is tougher to remove a spiritual leader. It’s better to remove a negative person before they spread their infection.QuestionsHow do negative people win others over to their beliefs?Why don’t positive people change negative people?Who is the spiritual leader of your sales force?What is the risk of allowing a negative person to occupy the role of spiritual leader?
An exhausted but elated Davina McCall crossed the finish line of her BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point at 4.10pm on Friday… having run, swum and cycled over 450 miles from Edinburgh to London in just seven days.The challenge is sponsored by BT, a long-term supporter of Comic Relief challenges since 2009.So far, Davina has raised an incredible £760,026 but it’s not too late for the public to show their support – sponsor Davina at sportrelief.com/davina.Fighting against extreme fatigue, aching limbs and fearsome weather, Davina pushed through the pain barrier to run a marathon on the final day of her challenge. She took her final few strides to a triumphant finish at the Millennium Bridge by Tate Modern and was greeted by crowds of cheering supporters – including her husband Matthew, who put her wedding ring back on her finger as promised.As Davina celebrated completing her epic challenge, she said: “I can’t believe it was me! Thank you to anybody that’s donated, that’s why I did it.“The team that got me here, they just carried me through. And Matt and the doctors and the physios.“My kids – I just hugged them, it was amazing! I’ve just got to stop crying!”“This challenge was for Sport Relief, it was for women and children living really hard lives, not just here but all over the world. It was a really important cause for me to be able to help other women.”Speaking while draped in a Union Flag and after hearing the total raised so far for her incredible challenge, a humble Davina said: “Wearing this is like being an Olympian, but I don’t really feel like I should be allowed to wave the flag around!“Thank you all, it means the world to me. And if you can donate anything it would be even better.”Davina set off on the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point from Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 8th February, tackling a punishing 130 mile cycle on day one – equivalent to some of the longest stages on the Tour De France. Over the next six days she battled brutal conditions including swimming the life-threateningly cold Lake Windermere, scaling the colossal Scafell Pike on foot in freezing snow, and today finished after seven tortuous days by running a full marathon into London.Davina’s challenge was all about girl power. She was joined by famous female friends along the route, including Claudia Winkleman, Denise Lewis, Jo Brand, Laura Whitmore, Sophie Raworth, Martina Navratilova and Victoria Pendleton, and was spurred along by her ultimate goal of helping projects that work to help women. In many developing countries, simply being born female can mean a lifetime of added dangers and challenges, and money raised from the challenge will be spent to help change the lives of thousands of women and girls in Kenya as well as transform lives in the UK and around the world.BT is today giving £40,000 to support Davina as part of the £350,000 it has committed to raise in support of The BT Sport Relief Challenges: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point.All the ups and downs of Davina’s challenge will be captured for a BBC documentary, to be broadcast in the run up to Sport Relief Weekend, which is taking place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March.
Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Entanglement can help in classical communication (Phys.org)—As developed by Claude Shannon, information theory defines channel capacity as the maximum rate at which information can be sent through the channel. This capacity can be mathematically described using a graph associated with the channel. Specifically, a graph’s Shannon zero-error capacity is the maximum rate at which messages can be sent through a noisy channel with zero probability of error. However, the Shannon capacity does not reflect the fact that on atomic scales, nature behaves according to quantum mechanics. Recently, scientists studying asymptotic behavior in entangled sender-receiver quantum systems at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands have identified families of graphs for which entanglement allows the Shannon capacity to be exceeded. Therefore, Briët points out, in the above example the sender could send any one of ten different messages with zero probability of error. Moreover, he adds, their main result shows that this number can be larger than the average number of messages that can be sent with zero error if no entanglement was used, thereby exceeding the zero-error Shannon capacity.”To show that entanglement can sometimes allow a sender and receiver to communicate more efficiently,” Briët continues, “one needs to create a channel for which one can prove that the entanglement-assisted capacity is large, but the Shannon capacity is small. However, proving good bounds on these parameters is notoriously difficult. It took over two decades and a brilliant mathematician to compute the Shannon capacity of the pentagon, which is the graph associated with a particular channel that has only five inputs and outputs! Only for a very few special cases can we currently say something non-trivial about these parameters.”The challenge then, says Briët, was to find a “sweet spot” among these special cases where the researchers can prove good bounds on both the entanglement-assisted and Shannon capacities. They looked at a particular class of graphs often used in quantum computing and information theory – so-called orthogonality graphs – that show that entanglement or some other quantum resource can make some classical information processing task easier. (In an orthogonality graph, points in a two, three or higher-dimensional space are labeled by arrows; a pair of such points are labeled by a line if the associated arrows are orthogonal – that is, in perpendicular directions.) “In this sense,” Briët notes, “these graphs were natural candidates for the type of result we were after. Using available techniques it is a fairly straightforward calculation to show that the orthogonality graphs have very large entanglement-assisted capacity – but it was unknown, and it still is, if the Shannon capacity is any smaller.”Their key insight, Briët says, was that they could slightly morph the orthogonality graphs to end up a class of graphs that lie in the kind of the previously-mentioned sweet spot. “Essentially, what we did is take one of these graphs and throw away three-quarters of it, not just any, but such that we are left with a quarter that has enough structure for us to be able to bound the two capacities. In addition, to bound the two capacities we had to use two quite different techniques.” To show that their graphs had very high entanglement-assisted capacity, they borrowed ideas from geometry, while to show the graphs’ low Shannon capacity they tapped algebra.”To argue that entanglement should be used to speed up communication in practice, our results would need to be strengthened,” Briët acknowledges. “In our setting we made stronger assumptions on how tolerable a little noise is than is reasonable in real-world situations. A next step would be to weaken these assumptions, for example to one where the receiver is happy if he can narrow down what the sender was trying to transmit to a small list of possibilities, as opposed to receiving the messages without ambiguity.””There are close links between entanglement-assisted communication and physical experiments that are meant to test if quantum entanglement is actually a real phenomenon,” Briët notes. “It’s predicted to exist by quantum mechanics, but since that’s only a mathematical model of how nature could work, this doesn’t mean that it has to exist. Convincing experiments were already performed in the early eighties, but because experimental set-ups are bound to have small defects, skeptics argue that no hard conclusion can be drawn from them. Physicists are still trying to come up with ever-better and better experiments that are robust against such defects,” Briët concludes, “so that even if they are taken into account one cannot argue that the results could have been produced if entanglement wasn’t present in the experimental set-up.” Explore further Copyright 2013 Phys.org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Phys.org. Citation: Never mind the noise: Quantum entanglement allows channel information rate to exceed Shannon zero-error capacity (2013, January 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-mind-noise-quantum-entanglement-channel.html 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. More information: Violating the Shannon capacity of metric graphs with entanglement, PNAS published online before print December 24, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1203857110Related: 1Entanglement-assisted capacity of a quantum channel and the reverse Shannon theorem, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Volume: 48, Issue: 10 Page(s): 2637-2655 Oct 2002 Dr. Jop Briët discussed the challenges he and his colleagues, Dr. Dion Gijswijt and Prof. Harry Buhrman, encountered in determining if for a family of graphs, the entanglement-assisted capacity exceeds the Shannon capacity. (A graph has as many points as there are inputs to the channel. Such a graph is usually referred to as the channel’s confusability graph, because two points are connected by a line if they can be confused with each other when one of them is sent through the channel.) “The two parameters that we wanted to separate – the Shannon capacity and the entanglement-assisted capacity – are similar in the sense that they indicate how effectively one can communicate over a noisy communications channel,” Briët tells Phys.org. “In the entanglement-assisted case the sender and receiver have an extra resource – quantum entanglement – so the latter parameter is always at least as large as the former.” Briët points out that in the two extreme cases these parameters are actually equal: If the communications channel is perfect (i.e., noiseless), entanglement gives no advantage at all. On the other hand, entanglement cannot improve this situation if only a single message can be sent with zero error.In entanglement-assisted communication, Briët explains, there are two parties (sender and receiver) and two resources (a noisy communication channel and a pair of entangled quantum systems). The sender has one of the systems and the receiver the other, and the two parties can perform measurements (that is, experiments) on their respective quantum systems. While the outcomes of such experiments can usually not be predicted in advance, making measurements on entangled systems can still lead to useful results because outcomes of an experiment done by the sender and an experiment done by the receiver, though random, can be strongly correlated. “The entanglement-assisted communication protocol we consider,” Briët adds, “dates back at least as far as the work of Charles Bennett and others1 in 2002.”Suppose the sender can do ten different experiments, labeled with the numbers 1 to 10, and suppose that the possible inputs to the channel are the letters of the alphabet A to Z, Briët illustrates. The sender picks an experiment (for example, experiment number three), and depending on the outcome sends one of the letters – in this example, the letter P – through the channel to the receiver. Because the channel is noisy, the receiver gets a symbol that could be a P, B, D, or R. Based on this list of four letters the receiver chooses an experiment to perform on his quantum system and associates a number between 1 and 10 with each of the possible outcomes. “The punchline,” Briët says, “is that it’s sometimes possible to set things up so that the only possible outcome of the receiver’s experiment is the number of the experiment done by the sender – in this case the number three.” (i) Channel with five inputs (numbers) and five outputs (letters), where an input symbol x is connected to an output symbol a if P(a|x) > 0. Notice that none of the five pairs (0, 2), (1,4), (2,1). (3,3), (4,0) can be confused with one another, as either the first or the second two symbols are nonconfusable. (ii) Confusability graph of the channel, the five cycle C5. Copyright © PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1203857110