Guyana will have a new acting Appeal Court Judge in the person of Attorney, Dr Arif Bulkan.Bulkan is expected to officially be sworn-in by President David Granger today at State House, according to the Ministry of the Presidency. Bulkan is the nephew of Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan.Dr Arif BulkanHe is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine with specialisation in constitutional law and Caribbean human rights law, among others.Previously he served as Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Law from 2013 to 2016.He also co-founded the Faculty of Law UWI Rights Advocacy Project at the Cave Hill campus, which is a group of law professors who engage in litigation and advocacy aimed at promoting human rights.He is the recipient of the 2017 Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence in Public and Civic contributions.Bulkan practiced law in Guyana (1990-2004) and also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Transparency Institute Guyana Incorporated, a local chapter of Transparency International from 2011 to 2015.He received his legal education from the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Canada, University College London in the UK, and the UWI.
BREAKING NEWS: The fire services in Letterkenny are currently tackling a blaze on the outskirts of the town.At least three units of the fire service are at the scene of the fire in the Mountain Top area of the town.It is understood the blaze is at a disused house which has been derelict for a considerable time. It is not believed anybody was in the house at the time of the incident.EndsFIRE SERVICES TACKLING HOUSE FIRE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 2nd, 2011 by StephenShare 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:fireLETETRKENNY
Fast-moving monopoles likewise pump out this light, and so do the comparatively massive, slowpoke monopoles — but for a different reason. These monopoles, borne of the early Grand Unified era of the Big Bang when three of the fundamental forces were joined as one, would possess a vestige of the extreme energy density where the differences between Standard Model particles and forces disappear. “The Grand Unified monopole contains in its tiny heart a little bit of the Big Bang, when all the forces were equal,” says Pinfold. When a proton in ice is exposed to this core of a monopole, where elementary particles’ differences disappear, the proton decays, with its constituent quarks transforming into other particle types including positrons, which can generate detectable Cherenkov light.As of 2015, when they issued their most recent major report on the topic, researchers hadn’t found any monopoles with IceCube, based on two years’ worth of data. But again, patiently waiting could yet pay off.A Magnetic FutureIf magnetic monopoles ever do show up in Earth’s vicinity, or the detritus of particle collisions, we will know it. And should someone, somewhere, indeed manage to unambiguously nab one of the little rascals, then the real fun begins. Wrangling monopoles could be easy, bending the particles to our will just by applying common electromagnetic fields. Monopoles might flow as magnetic, instead of electric currents, paving the way for “magnetronic” technologies involving “magnetricity,” perhaps in ultra-compact data storage or totally reimagined computer architectures.As for science experiments, working with a new particle could finally deliver on those Grand Unified Theories and even theories of everything. Getting to that new realm of physics would likely require the brute thrill of smashing monopoles’ heads together. “If we can find them,” Rajantie says, “ultimately what we particle physicists would like to do is have a collider where we collide monopoles with other things and see what comes out.” Who knows, maybe the LHC could give way to an LMC — a Large Monopole Collider.And finally, Pinfold and those like him who have wondered why magnets cannot splice into solitary north or south poles would have an answer.“The magnetic monopole runs through the development of modern theories of the universe like a golden thread,” says Pinfold. “If we do see something, it will be a very big deal.”