Wales win in Rome with comfortable victory over Italy

first_imgSunday Feb 24, 2013 Wales win in Rome with comfortable victory over Italy Wales beat Italy 26-9 in a scrappy Six Nations encounter in Rome on Saturday thanks to tries by Jonathan Davies and Alex Cuthbert. Italy were without inspirational leader Sergio Parisse, who received a heavy banned earlier in the week. Leigh Halfpenny had another good game as he landed some impressive kicks at goal, only missing one attempt all match. Italy flyhalf Kris Burton himself kept the hosts in it for most of the first half, but early in the second Wales extended their lead as Davies snapped up a bobbling ball.Not long after prop Martin Castrogiovanni was yellow carded for a scrum infringement, Wales scored again, this time through wing Cuthbert, giving the visitors a sizable advantage.“The second half was all about composure and patience. We were clinical and took our opportunities,” said interim Wales coach Rob Howley.“We had to be flexible and change our game plan a little bit There weren’t always going to be opportunities in a game like that and probably the conditions suited Italy. But to come away winning 26-9 is something which I would have taken at the beginning of the game.”Italy coach Jacques Brunel said his team didn’t manage territory as well as the Welsh.“It’s true that we were only at 9-6, but we never had control of the game. They controlled the play, especially with the boot and in the scrum. They were more precise than us in their play. “In the second half we had the chance to score and five minutes later they have a similar kick and they score from it. That’s the difference,” Brunel said.Wales face Scotland at Murrayfield in two weeks time, while Italy face England at Twickenham.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2013 Related Articles 424 WEEKS AGO The Six Nations 2013 Highlights Montage 429 WEEKS AGO Vincent Clerc’s incredible volley almost… 430 WEEKS AGO France get first tournament win with Paris… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Loloma 5 / will bruder+PARTNERS

first_imgCopyHousing•United States Loloma 5 / will bruder+PARTNERS United States “COPY” Loloma 5 / will bruder+PARTNERSSave this projectSaveLoloma 5 / will bruder+PARTNERS ArchDaily Photographs:  Bill Timmerman Text description provided by the architects. The architecture of Loloma 5 is a thoughtful and sophisticated acknowledgement of the traditional and modern roots of its Old Town Scottsdale context—a place with pride in its false-front, covered boardwalk, and “old west” friendly downtown image. The project creates a live/work environment in the heart of Scottsdale that celebrates both the historic and physical context of the place. Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanApproached from its west face along Marshall Way, clients and friends of the Loloma community are welcomed by a small natural desert garden. The project emerges from the plane of the land by a first level architectural plinth of sandblasted random coursed rose/gray concrete masonry units. Above the block the west façade serves as a shield against the sun with it random width ribbed gray Rheinzinc cladding and deep recessed narrow vertical windows of varied widths. Save this picture!sectionAlong the south, patios connect in a linear courtyard to create intimate entries for each of the five units. Above the doors, angled planes project outward, breaking down the verticality and further expressing each individual unit. These corrugated metal planes seem to fly passed one another, connected only by a long sliver of light from recessed slot windows. Limiting the intense southern light, each of the corrugated planes is punctured only with a single simple square of glass. Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanThe undulation at the south is mimicked at the north façade where the architecture becomes an accordion with each of the interior spaces folding out to capture dramatic views of Camelback Mountain. Carefully detailed window walls are screened from the sun behind perforated aluminum scrims, while private cantilevered balconies project behind aluminum plate railings. Parking stalls tuck quietly below each of the balconies, supporting the dramatic energy of the space. The entire auto court is veiled behind a perforated metal gate and an ocotillo fence. Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanThe layering of the materials and transparencies creates a street presence at the exterior while maintaining privacy on the interior. At the ground level, the minimal footprint accommodates an entry foyer and the office space for the unit. Ascending the narrow stair to the second level, the eye is turned to the long open views to Scottsdale and Camelback Mountain beyond. This view remains a backdrop for the social functions within the unit as well as from the outdoor balcony. The sleeping suite at the upper floor also enjoys this same view. At the south side of the sleeping suite, a large private patio captures views of the nearby Papago Buttes and the open desert sky. Save this picture!ElevationIn scale, proportion, finely articulated details, massing, and materially, Loloma 5 draws carefully from its local context and environment, carving out a unique place between the history and future of Scottsdale, for comfortable and sustainable urban desert living.Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanProject gallerySee allShow lessIT Incubators / Symbiosis Designs LTDArticlesHL Architecture Wins the First Prize in the Competition for Brede School on BonaireArticlesProject locationAddress:3707 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  7700 ft² Photographs Architects: will bruder+PARTNERS Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Projects Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Bill Timmerman+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officewill bruder+PARTNERSOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingUnited StatesPublished on June 03, 2011Cite: “Loloma 5 / will bruder+PARTNERS” 03 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Siena House / Guillem Carrera

first_img Area:  487 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 Manufacturers: Trespa, Boffi, GresiteCollaborators:Eva Crespo, Xavier Aguado, Meritxell Anglès, Manel Mata, Edgar Argemí, Xavier Foraste, Lola TousConstruction Companies:Estructuras Valades Navarro S.L., Construcciones Coma-Farella S.L., Construccions Salvat Jové S.LCity:SitgesCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Guillem CarreraRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The site is located in an urban residential low-density area surrounded by natural green areas near the sea. A large part of this sector is composed of plots with significant slopes. The observation of the site and immediate surroundings and distant highlighted that most of the houses that were built or being built in the area followed the same premise: place it in the top of plot – filling the land where the buildings are located, through the widest possible cross-volume, leaving the rest of the site as a garden with difficult use and difficult relationship with the living spaces. Resulting in a disproportionately large number of houses, that is not integrated with the environment.Save this picture!© Guillem CarreraBased on the consideration described above, arose from the premise that the architecture of the house was designed to have the desire to become part of the landscape of the place while achieving proper integration into the natural environment that surrounds it.Save this picture!© Guillem CarreraAnd if possible, even the steep slope that had the lot, that the different areas that make up the project in one way or another could have a relationship or visual contact with the terrain. So instead of embankments became an adaptation smooth surface, at different levels, so most of the space not built the site was useful and could participate and be part of the project with a role equivalent to that of the building.Save this picture!© Guillem CarreraRegarding the project, we renounced to put housing on top of the site and proposed implementation of the adaptive type of steep terrain offered plot by defining and adopting different levels comprising topographic outdoor spaces; in order to make them useful and to enable their relationship with the interior spaces.Save this picture!SectionsWith this decision, instead of proposing a cross-sectional width volume, we proposed a longitudinal volume where the last level of the building is located one floor below the almost the surrounding buildings. Thus, originals existing trees are preserved on the site and results in a simple shape constructed volume, less aggressive with the environment and that wants to be an architecture that inhabits the landscape. That is, the building is introduced respectfully.Save this picture!© Guillem CarreraSave this picture!Section DetailsSave this picture!© Guillem CarreraThe house articulates its spatial structure through vertical core communications and the main body that acts as a container of activities that arise auxiliary bodies or service, in a coordinated and participatory way. The semi-underground plant contains the car park, the area of health and storage spaces and facilities.Save this picture!© Guillem CarreraThe ground floor contains the sleeping area: hygienic rooms and chambers. The first floor contains the living area: living room, kitchen and auxiliary constructed volume for guests. The volume above the first floor contains a study area and terrace look out. The interiors are considered simple, practical and comfortable for living.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Ambitious Project that Brings Together 44 Mexican and International ArchitectsArticlesCreche Ropponmatsu Kindergarten / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + DesignSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Sitges, Spain Save this picture!© Guillem Carrera+ 16 Share “COPY” Siena House / Guillem Carrera Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Spain Architects: Guillem Carrera Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGuillem CarreraOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSitgesSpainPublished on September 19, 2017Cite: “Siena House / Guillem Carrera” 19 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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SANCTURease piloted by animal shelter

first_img Howard Lake | 11 March 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SANCTURease, the animal adoption and re-homing software database previewed on UK Fundraising in October 2002, is being piloted by the Cheltenham Animal Shelter.The software enables the shelter effectively to manage and better use the extensive amount of information created when an animal passes through the Shelter.Created by Cheltenham based JA Computer Solutions Ltd, the software records details of the source of the animal, its condition on arrival, special medical and feeding requirements, initial medical details, observations, assessments and notes. It can also link up with JA Computer Solutions’ CHARITease product, which enables charities to record donations and Gift Aid. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Alan Owen, Managing Director of JA Computer Solutions, said: “We have worked very hard to keep the retail cost of SANCTURease below £1000.00 with full installation and training included.”The pilot scheme is due to end in March, after which the system is expected to be available nationwide.center_img SANCTURease piloted by animal shelter  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technologylast_img read more

Moto donates 10,000 books to UK schools

first_imgLaunched in November 2005, the Moto in the Community Trust was set up to make a difference to the communities around the 48 Moto locations in the UK. Part of its activities have included adopting 48 community schools, to focus on supporting academic, creative and sporting challenges, as well as encouraging environmental activities. The Moto in the Community Trust, the charitable arm of motorway service area provider Moto, has raised enough funds to donate a new fiction book for 10,000 children.In partnership with Oxford University Press, the Trust launched the 10,000 books for 10,000 kids campaign earlier this year.Brian Lotts, Chairman of the Trust, said: “Moto staff have worked really hard over the last few months fundraising to reach our target to purchase a new fiction book for every one of our 10,000 adopted children.” Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Moto donates 10,000 books to UK schools AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 19 August 2007 | News  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

REG Expands Danville, IL Facility

first_img Previous articleBovine TB Traced To Southeast Indiana FarmNext articleNew Smithsonian Exhibit to Tell Hoosier Farming Story Gary Truitt Home Energy REG Expands Danville, IL Facility REG Expands Danville, IL Facility SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Renewable Energy Group, Inc. has announced an expansion at its Danville, Illinois facility. The operation has more than 14 million gallons of tank capacity to store feedstocks and biodiesel. The facility was purchased by the REG Danville biodiesel facility that sits adjacent to Bunge Milling for around $1.5 million. The tanks were connected to REG Danville’s existing infrastructure and will increase the biorefinery’s storage capacity for feedstock by more than 950,000 gallons and biodiesel by up to 12 million gallons.“This is another strategic investment into REG Danville that gives us greater flexibility for moving and storing feedstocks and our high quality biodiesel,” said Brad Albin, Vice President, Manufacturing. “This and the ongoing upgrades will allow us to better serve our customers and vendors along the value chain.”In July 2015, REG began a separate $31 million upgrade project at REG Danville with a nameplate capacity of 45-million gallons. This will add other logistics enhancements along with biodiesel distillation capabilities. Through this expansion and the purchase of the Bunge tanks, REG Danville has expanded its footprint around the original facility and now sits on nearly 30 acres. The upgrade project is scheduled to be completed later this year. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 4, 2016 last_img read more

Walfadjri media group hounded as President Wade resists pressure to go

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Senegal The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa SenegalAfrica RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal Reporters Without Borders is worried by a sharp decline in relations between the government and the media in Senegal amid a wave of protests against President Abdoulaye Wade, who announced on 14 July in Dakar that he planned to “keep hold of the helm come hell or high water.”Harassment of the Walfadjri media group has intensified in the past month or so. Four journalists with the daily Walfadjri l’Aurore were summoned to the Department of Criminal Investigations (DIC) on 13 July over a long article critical of the president’s aides. One of its correspondents was threatened by a policeman on 26 June over his coverage of anti-government demonstrations. And two journalists with the daily Walf Grand-Place were convicted of libel on 14 June, shortly after the government accused the Walfadjri group of inciting an uprising and civil disobedience.“We are disturbed to see the authorities targeting the Walfadjri group and the media in general just seven months before a presidential election and amid a month-old wave of serious anti-government protests, but we are not surprised,” Reporters Without Borders said. “President Wade and his government have long been showing a lack of good faith towards the media by, for example, pledging to decriminalize media offences and then not making good on their promises. We fear that the authorities will take advantage of the current, potentially destabilizing climate to silence critical journalists, especially as a proposal by the broadcasting regulatory authority could open the way to large-scale censorship.”The four Walfadjri l’Aurore journalists who were summoned to the DIC on 13 July were former publisher Abdourahmane Camara and reporters Charles Gaïky Diène, Yakhya Massaly and Mohamed Mboyo, who had all signed a front-page article the previous day headlined, “Liars, aggressors and embezzlers – the Republic’s hoodlums.”They were interrogated for more than 10 hours about the article, which contained allegations against nine of the president’s aides, including current ministers. They were finally released in the absence of a main author, although Walfadjri group CEO Sidi Lamine Niasse declared himself to be the current publisher and as such responsible for the article.Two weeks before that, on 26 June, the Walfajdri group’s correspondent in Mbacké (190 km east of Dakar), El Modou Guève, was roughed up by Boly Gaye, a police officer critical of his coverage of demonstrations three days earlier against the president’s plan to amend the constitution.Finally, after several postponements, a Dakar court passed a one-month suspended prison sentence on 14 June on Walf Grand-Place editor Jean Meissa Diop and reporter Ndiogou Cissé in a criminal libel action brought by Farba Senghor, the president’s propaganda chief and former agricultural minister, over a front-page article by Cissé in the newspaper on 14 January about alleged embezzlement by Senghor. As the newspaper’s owner, the Walfadjri group was ordered to pay 3 million CFA francs (4,573 euros) in damages.Amid all the unrest, the National Council for Broadcasting Regulation (CNRA) has drafted a bill which, by amending articles 1, 4 and 26 of the January 2006 law creating the CNRA, would enable it to censor radio and TV stations. Although opposed by communication minister and government spokesman Moustapha Guirassy, the CNRA said it wanted additional powers in order to put an immediate stop to “abuses, excesses and violations by certain media.”Under the amended version of article 26, the CNRA would be able to order a radio or TV station to stop broadcasting immediately and would be able to impose sanctions “ranging from suspension of all of part of its programmes to the complete withdrawal of its broadcasting permit, and including financial sanctions ranging from a fine of 2 to 10 million francs or a daily penalty of 100,000 francs for failure to comply with a CNRA decision.” A decision on the proposed bill has been temporarily shelved.Senegal is ranked 93rd out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : President Abdoulaye Wade (Gianluigi Guercia / AFP) Organisation SenegalAfrica March 5, 2021 Find out more July 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Walfadjri media group hounded as President Wade resists pressure to go Newscenter_img Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further News Reports Help by sharing this information RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law January 8, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Call to reinvestigate Azerbaijani editor’s murder after 16 years

first_img News On the anniversary of his death, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has published a report with new evidence of various forms of obstruction and errors by the police and judicial apparatus during their investigation into his murder. Credit: AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses DisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassmentViolence Most critical media outlets in Azerbaijan have been silenced or have had to relocate abroad, the main independent websites are blocked, and at least three journalists are currently in prison. They include Araz Guliyev, who has been jailed since 2013, and Elchin Ismayilli, jailed since 2017. RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News “In the light of the new information, we call for the Elmar Huseynov murder investigation to be reopened and for those responsible to be brought to trial,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The new information highlights a recurring problem in investigations into attacks against journalists in Azerbaijan, where the culprits are rarely prosecuted. We condemn the climate of impunity, which the authorities encourage by their refusal to properly investigate murders of journalists.” Receive email alerts Azerbaijan is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more News to go further Help by sharing this information News A second suspect is also reportedly living in Georgia while a third was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison in July 2006 on a charge of providing telephones to his accomplices. AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses DisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassmentViolence On the 16th anniversary of Monitor newspaper editor Elmar Huseynov’s murder in Baku, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to reinvestigate the case because new evidence of mistakes and obstruction in the original investigation has just been published. Several pieces of evidence was tampered with before the police arrived, and the police tasked with gathering crime scene evidence did not wear gloves. Teimuraz Alyev, one of the suspects named by the Azerbaijani investigators, who was supposed to be prosecuted, lives openly in neighbouring Georgia where, according to public records, he bought apartments in the capital, Tbilisi, in May and June 2008. March 2, 2021 – Updated on March 3, 2021 Call to reinvestigate Azerbaijani editor’s murder after 16 years June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan Organisation Well known for his in-depth investigative reporting and his scathing criticism of the government, Huseynov was shot seven times in the entrance of his apartment building in the Azerbaijani capital on 2 March 2005. He had often received death threats and had been convicted several times after publishing revelations about leading politicians or close relatives of Ilham Aliyev, the country’s president since 2003. The Azerbaijani authorities persecute independent journalists and have no scruples about bringing trumped-up charges to silence media critics. Polad Aslanov, the editor of the Xeberman and Press Az news websites, is due to spend the next 16 years in prison after a court last month rejected his appeal against his conviction on a charge of high treason and spying for Iran. April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Blogger begins second month of detention, Internet still closely monitored

first_img Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association today condemned increased government monitoring of the Internet and a deterioration in online connections, as well as the continuing detention of Nay Phone Latt, a blogger and owner of two Rangoon Internet cafés who was arrested on 29 January.“Nay Phone Latt has been unjustly held for a month,” the two organisations said. “He was initially accused of undermining morality under the Emergency Provision Act, a very vague charge that allows the military government to arrest anyone spreading ideas that challenge its policies. He is now alleged to have been in possession of a film it considers contrary to its ideology and faces up to three years in prison. We call for his release.”He was initially charged under section 5 (J) of the 1950 Emergency Provision Act, which punishes anyone who “causes or intends to disrupt the morality or the behaviour of a group of people or the general public, or to disrupt the security or the reconstruction of stability of the union.” But according to his family, a new charge has been brought against him under the Television and Video Law ( that gives the government control over political content and provides for a sentence of up to three years in prison for offenders.It appears that Nay Phone Latt has been charged under section 32 b of this law, which punishes “copying, distributing, hiring or exhibiting videotape that has no video censor certificate,” because he had a video of a traditional Burmese play called “A-Nyeint” performed by the theatre company “Thu-Lay-Thi.” Its performances are currently banned in Burma.Meanwhile, in a move to step up control of Internet cafés, owners have been required since January to keep the records of their clients’ online activity and deliver them each week to a special police unit at the department of information. At the same time, according to Irrawady (, a publication produced by Burmese exiles in Thailand, “the Burmese regime’s network of informers are now focusing their attention on Internet cafés, which are replacing traditional teashops as places where people can discreetly share their views with others.”Internet connections have also become much slower, possibly to discourage Internet users from downloading large files such as photos and videos. Observed for the past few weeks, this slowness also prevents the use of software designed to circumvent censorship.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association also call on the authorities to explain the continuing detention of Myanmar Nation editor Thet Zin and his office manager, Sein Win Maung. Police arrested them during a raid on the magazine’s office on 15 February after reportedly finding they had downloaded forbidden documents from Internet but no official reason has been given. The office has been closed. RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 31, 2021 Find out more February 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger begins second month of detention, Internet still closely monitored RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Newslast_img read more

Terra Quantum Makes Electronically Transmitted Communications Unbreakable After Revealing Weakness in ‘post-quantum Cryptography’

first_img TAGS  Terra Quantum Makes Electronically Transmitted Communications Unbreakable After Revealing Weakness in ‘post-quantum Cryptography’ Facebook Previous articleNew normal: Brady gets 7th trophy in a season to rememberNext articleFlorida Panthers off to 2nd-best start in franchise history Digital AIM Web Support Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest Local NewsBusinesscenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter ZURICH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Terra Quantum AG, one of the leading Quantum technology pioneers in Europe, announced today details of research which upends the current understanding of what constitutes unbreakable and future-proofed data encryption. The Terra Quantum’s breakthrough secures the most critical communications such as high privacy messages, online banking details, and confidential communications between international organisations. Markus Pflitsch, Terra Quantum founder and CEO, said: “With an information society that transfers an increasingly large amount of personal data over public channels, information security is an emerging worldwide challenge. Therefore, protecting confidential data is a major dispute. Our ground-breaking results demonstrate the vulnerability of existing post-quantum encryption schemes. Inspired by the demand to amend the unravelled weak spot, we have developed the superfast key distribution method through the optical fibre.” What is post-quantum cryptography? A general feeling is that the next major advance in computing power – quantum computing – is only a few years away from being realised. And when quantum computing becomes available, the past techniques of securing data by encryption will therefore become breakable. Post-quantum cryptography is the set of methods to push protecting data to the standards required for a future technology environment in which hackers have access to quantum computing. One of the most popular is the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), built to withstand attacks from quantum computers. Post-quantum cryptography has become the gold standard for organizations seeking long-term protection for their data. What have Terra Quantum discovered? Terra Quantum realised that the AES is fairly secure against already identified algorithms but may appear fenceless against upcoming threats. To build the defence, Terra Quantum set out to look for a weakness by testing the AES against new algorithms. They Terra Quantum discovered a weakness on the message-digest algorithm MD5. The Terra Quantum team found that one can crack an algorithm using a quantum annealer containing about 20,000 qubits. No such annealer exists today, and while it is impossible to predict when it may be created, it is conceivable that such an annealer could become available to hackers in the future. Thus, Terra Quantum has demonstrated the growing opportunities for an inversion of the broad class of cryptographic hash functions (the hash function is the function that irreversibly transforms a long chain of bits into a single small number) such as MD5 or AES. Hereby, Terra Quantum reveals the vulnerability of existing post-quantum encryption schemes. What’s the solution? The protocol is called ‘the superfast Boltzmann-Planck-protected secure information transmission’. The critical component of the proposed protocol is the change of the security paradigm based on quantum irreversibility. Terra Quantum’s CTOs, Professors Gordey Lesovik and Valerii Vinokur, said: “A new protocol derives from the notion that Quantum Demon is a small beast. The standard approach utilises the concept that the Demon hired by an eavesdropper (Eva) is a King Kong-like hundred kilometres big monster who can successfully use all the transmission line losses to decipher the communication. But since real Quantum Demons are small, Eva has to recruit an army of a billion to successfully collect all the scattered waves leaking from the optical fibre that she needs for efficient deciphering. Terra Quantum proposes an innovative technique utilizing the fact that such an army cannot exist – in accord with the second law of thermodynamics.” The possibility of the local rerouting of the part of the transmitted signal remains. However, these local losses can be controlled and be kept small with great accuracy. Moreover, the quantum nature of the light additionally restricts the information available for an eavesdropper. Hence Terra Quantum’s sent signal is safe. Scientific appendix The protocol in detail The obstacle of optical fibre losses Signal propagation in optical fibre Planck protection +++ The protocol in detail The history of the non-stop contest between cryptographer and decipherers traces back to the cave ages and has seen many victories for both sides. Terra Quantum bases its solution on the Vernon’s cipher, the so-called ‘one-time pad’, proven by Claude Shannon to be unbreakable. Terra Quantum introduces the superfast quantum key distribution, establishing a practical realization of this procedure in the context of the modern superfast information communications service. The innovative Terra Quantum protocol, the superfast Boltzmann-Planck-protected secure information transmission, makes the electronically transmitted communication unbreakable in principle. The critical component of the proposed protocol is the change of the security paradigm based on quantum irreversibility. The standard approach utilizes the concept that an eavesdropper (Eva) can successfully use all the transmission line losses to decipher the communication. However, the lion’s share of losses occurs due to scattering of the small imperfections (inevitably appearing during the fabrication) of a signal propagating through the optical fiber. The reversal of the scattered waves required for the efficient deciphering is similar to the famed time-reversal problem; unachievable for the extended fiber comprising billions of scatterers per kilometer. Our paradigm offers a universal approach to critically improve the efficiency of any existing quantum protocol. The innovative proposed technique enables us to develop the quantum noise protected protocol to propagate securely encrypted information most rapidly. The obstacle of optical fibre losses The optical fiber losses remain the main obstacle for further progress in the information transfer efficiency, both in classical and quantum cases. Terra Quantum steps in the breach by noticing that the conventional approach to quantum communication is suffering twice. First, the losses themselves harm efficiency. Secondly, the commonly accepted belief that an eavesdropper can efficiently decipher the lost signal appears not to be completely true. To demonstrate this, we inspect a transmission line one kilometer long. Deriving from the leakage rate, we take the initial pulse to contain a hundred million photons for the 1 sec per unit length of the transmission line and find that the real leak along the line constitutes about 4 %. Had Eva been able to use this amount of information from the local source, it would have appeared an appreciable amount. However, collecting the resulting waves containing about a million photons scattered from the billion scatterers requires an unrealistic Maxwell Demon-like device of one kilometer long. Even to collect resulting waves having 10,000 photons scattered from the 100,000 scatterers by a Maxwell Demon-like device of one meter long seems extremely challenging, if at all possible. Yet the gain of information would be just 0,04 %. This amount of leaked information can easily be compensated by postprocessing by Alice and Bob. Signal propagation in optical fibre The signal propagation in the optical fiber is similar, to no small extent, to the evolution of the ensemble of particles experiencing scattering on the quenched disorder potential described by the kinetic equation, generalizing the classical Boltzmann equation. This implies that the particles’ dynamics are accompanied by the entropy growth and, therefore, irreversible as expressed by the Second Law of Thermodynamics. An irreversibility’s major implication is that Eva cannot collect any useful information from the scattering. However, the possibility of the local rerouting of the part of the transmitted signal remains. Physically this can be implemented, for example, by a local bending the fiber, which leads to mixing of the primary propagating mode with the higher-order leaking modes. This, in turn, allows for eavesdropping on the information carried by the main mode. Had the signal been classical, this “bending” would have opened unlimited access to the full content of the message for Eva. However, according to Planck’s principle, electromagnetic irradiation is quantized; hence the electromagnetic signal is a sequence of particles, the photons. Therefore, if the initial signal contains, on average, N photons, and the local leakage is quantified by transparency, only a small fraction of the signal, TN (T stands for the transparency of the local leakage), comes to Eva. Moreover, this fraction experiences unavoidable fundamental quantum fluctuations related to alternative quantum choice proportional to TN. Accordingly, the relative fraction of the fluctuations grows as 1/TN with the decreasing number of photons and transparency. This implies that if Eva gets only a small portion of the signal, it becomes effectively decipherable, the property which we call “Planck protection” of the information transmission. The so-called quantum-noise-protected cryptography utilizes a similar property. Planck protection The general principle of Planck protection enables us to control the whole transmission line efficiency via the local leakage transparency. Implementing this control requires a careful study of the state of the optical fiber and the emergent scattering matrix that can be accomplished by standard telecom technology methods, particularly using the optical time-domain reflectometry. We propose a new optical fiber control method based on the direct measurement of Alice’s signal propagation to Bob. The accuracy of the effective control of the leakage transparency is as high as a few percent for the one ns measurement duration. It becomes even higher for more extended measurements. The innovative breakthrough is that the proposed scheme enables us to transfer the signal encrypted by the unbreakable one-time pads with a tremendous speed comparable to the best rates achieved by Telecommunications. +++ ENDS About Terra Quantum TERRA QUANTUM is a Swiss based deep tech incubator focused on Quantum technology applications founded in 2019 led by senior finance executive and former CERN Quantum physicist Markus Pflitsch and is backed by Europe’s leading VC firm Lakestar. The company is developing a portfolio of leading Quantum applications including hardware components for Quantum computers, Quantum communication and cryptography solutions and is extremely active in the designing of Quantum algorithms for all types of available Quantum machines applicable in various industries. Visit us on LinkedIn and our website. – Ends – View source version on CONTACT: Press contact Victoria Jodl Email:[email protected] Tel.: +49 152 52423959  KEYWORD: SWITZERLAND EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT SECURITY TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SOFTWARE NETWORKS SOURCE: Terra Quantum AG Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 03:16 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 03:16 AM WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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