PECULIAR WEATHER EVENT TODAY

first_img Traffic relief coming for Blue Hills says Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Dec 2014 – PECULIAR WEATHER EVENT TODAY brings extremely high tides, fierce white caps along the reef all day and surges in Blue Hills (at least).It warrants more research but Blue Hills fishermen tell MM the surge was troublesome and brought waves way inshore.Seaweed is the only evidence now but even now an ominous cloud paints a gorgeous picture across the NW skies of Provo. Related Items:blue hills, seaweeds, Tci weather Fiery explosion kills Blue Hills man Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Administration announces plan to ease Blue Hills traffic congestionlast_img read more

How Infosys TCS Wipro Tech Mahindra are expected to perform in June

first_imgWith the earnings season for the current financial year all set to begin, analysts have started making their forecasts for companies across sectors.The spotlight, as always, will be more on information technology (IT) services companies. Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro, HCL Technologies and Tech Mahindra will continue to be in focus in the run up to the announcements of their June quarter results.Profit margins of Infosys, TCS and Wipro are most likely to be hit due to the salary hikes announced during the last quarter, according to ICICI Securities. From a revenue growth perspective, Infosys and TCS are expected to lead, while Wipro and Tech Mahindra are projected to lag in revenue growth, it added. The Brexit factor is bound to impact some of the companies.Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies have the highest revenue contribution from Europe, including the U.K., at 29 and 28 percent, respectively, while it is 23 and 26 percent for Infosys and TCS, respectively, according to Edelweiss Securities Ltd.Here is a round-up of how analysts are expecting major IT companies to perform:InfosysThe Bengaluru-based company is expected to have grown 4.2 percent in revenues owing to deal wins in the recently-ended financial year, according to Edelweiss Securities Limited. “We anticipate no major disappointments in Q1,” said the brokerage.The company’s growth will be mainly on account of momentum in deal wins — TCV of $2.8 billion in FY16 vs $1.9 billion in FY15 — aggressive participation in the transformation deals market and investments in IMS and digital technologies.ICICI Securities Ltd. made a similar projection for the country’s second-largest software services exporter. “We expect Infosys to report revenue growth of 3.7 percent in constant currency terms with cross currency a tailwind of ~50bps. Revenue growth in dollar terms should be 4.2 percent,” the brokerage said.In its guidance for 2016-17, Infosys had said it expected revenues to rise 11.5 to 13.5 percent in constant currency terms during 2016-17. The company does not give quarterly guidance.On Monday, Infosys stock closed at Rs. 1,184.25, up almost 1.04 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).Also read: Infosys shares fall 4% on COO Pravin Rao’s warning of ‘quarterly bumps up and down’Infosys ADRs rise 8% on Nasdaq, employees get 6-12% salary hikeTCSThe Mumbai-based Tata Group company is likely to see its profit margins shrink on account of wage hike and visa cost, though revenues are likely to post growth broadly in line with expectations. “We estimate TCS to post 3.1 percent QoQ revenue growth, implying almost 3.6 percent constant currency spurt,” Edelweiss said.The company’s topline is also likely to be impacted in the coming quarters, given that it derives about 14 percent of its revenues from Britain. “Changed economic conditions due to Brexit could impact TCS the most on account of 14% GBP exposure—major concern,” the brokerage said.TCS shares closed 0.28 percent lower at Rs. 2,494.80 apiece on the BSE on Monday.WiproThe third-largest software services exporter had given an IT revenue guidance of  $1,901 million to $1,939 million for the June quarter in constant currency terms. “We expect Wipro to deliver dollar revenue growth of 2.4 percent QoQ with ~40bps of growth contributed by cross currency. Wipro had guided for growth in constant currency terms of 1-3 percent in Q1FY17,” ICICI Securities said.Also read: Wipro Q4 net profit falls 1.6%; company raises Q1 FY2017 IT revenue guidance to $1,901-1,939 millionWipro stock closed at Rs. 560.10, a gain of 0.30 percent from its previous close.HCL TechnologiesThe revenue projections are bullish for the company but not profit margins. “We estimate HCLT to log 6.6% and 7.0% USD and CC revenue growth, respectively. We have factored in USD65mn revenue from Volvo and organic growth of 3.0% in constant currency. We expect EBITDA margin to contract 170bps QoQ impacted by lower margins in the inorganic business and visa cost,” said Edelweiss Securities.The stock closed at Rs. 746.30, up 2.04 percent from its previous close.Tech MahindraTech Mahindra is one of those companies that derive a significant portion of its revenues from the U.K. The company is projected to post marginal growth for the June quarter. “We expect overall revenues to grow by 0.2% QoQ to $1,025 million,” ICICI Securities said.”We expect overall new-deal intake to remain healthy in the US$250mn-300mn range with the intake equally dispersed across Enterprise and Communication segments,” it added.Shares of Tech Mahindra stock closed at Rs. 517.35, up 1.11 percent from their close on the BSE.last_img read more

Tea stalls at TSC shut down

first_imgA collected photo shows the TSC area of Dhaka University. Long run tea stalls of this area are forbidden to sit any more from Tuesday morning.The tea stalls in front of the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University have been shut down.On Monday night, the owners of the tea stalls were asked to move elsewhere, according to the tea sellers.They said they were stopped when they tried to open their stalls on Tuesday morning.However, the university’s proctorial body did not say the reason for this, they added.TSC director AM Mohiuzzaman told Prothom Alo that he was unaware of any such directive.Proctor Golam Rabbani said there was no specific directive concerning the tea stalls at TSC. However, the tea and food served at these stalls are unhygienic, he observed.last_img read more

Church leaders pray for Ethiopian Airlines crash victims as they grieve for

first_imgFredrick Nzwili Share This! Share This! Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 March 14, 2019 at 8:18 am Zora says: Fredrick Nzwili,1 Comment Click here to post a comment Some Rohingya refugees prefer death in Bangladesh over repatriation to Myanmar Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – Amid shock and grief after the Ethiopian Airline crash, leaders from the world’s faith traditions gathered in Nairobi for a United Nations event, united in prayer on Monday (March 11) for the 157 victims of the air disaster, among them a Roman Catholic nun and a Catholic and a Lutheran priest.Some 5,000 delegates to the U.N. Environment Assembly, meeting at the U.N.’s Nairobi campus this week, held a moment of silence for 22 of their number who died on their way to the assembly.“I stand before you this morning with a very heavy heart, as we mourn the loss of our sisters and brothers, our colleagues, delegates and members of the United Nations family in the tragic Ethiopian Airlines plane crash,” Maimunah Mohd Sharif, acting director of the U.N. Office in Nairobi, told the gathering.“In the wake of this tragedy, it has been difficult to navigate how to proceed without showing respect to the many lives lost yesterday. I want to assure … that as the day and week unfolds … we will not forget this tragedy, nor those that perished with it.”In a tent set aside for clergy on the sidelines of the U.N. meeting, leaders from Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Baha’i and Judaism took turns to offer the prayers. The leaders are hosting a side event at the assembly dubbed “Faith for Earth.”“We have gathered here to pray for those who have lost their lives in an untimely manner. May God comfort and give strength to their families. We are sad, but there is nothing we can do now,” said Nigeria’s Imam Shefiu Abdulkareem Majemu, president of the Strength in Diversity Development Center.Nigerian Imam Shefiu Abdulkareem Majemu, left, prays for victims of the Ethiopian air disaster with other religious leaders during a United Nations event in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 11, 2019. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili“We remember all the nations that have lost their citizens in the tragedy,” said Anglican Bishop Julius Wanyoike of Thika Diocese in Kenya. “At this time we pray for blessing. May grace be sufficient.”“Help us to understand why a ship could crash into the earth with people from different nationalities,” said Israeli Rabbi Yonatan Neril, executive director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development in Jerusalem.The jetliner en route to Nairobi crashed near the Ethiopian town of Bishoftu soon after takeoff from the Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday. The international aid community was hit hard by the crash, as Nairobi and Addis Ababa are hubs for relief and development work.The Rev. Norman Tendis, an Austrian Lutheran priest and a consultant for the World Council of Churches, was killed in the downed Boeing jet, as were the Rev. George Mukua and Sister Florence Wangari Yongi, both Roman Catholics.Four relief workers from Catholic Relief Services who were traveling to attend a training in Nairobi were also killed.In all, 35 nations were affected by the crash, the second involving Boeing’s 737 Max 8, a relatively new model, in the past six months. Some countries have grounded the 737 Max 8s in their fleets.The tragedy hit Kenya hardest, with 32 citizens lost. Canada followed with 18, while Ethiopia lost nine. The U.S., Italy and China lost eight each and Britain seven.“It’s a difficult time. Our hearts go to the family, a friend and our dear brother Norman,” said Arnold Temple, a Sierra Leonean Methodist and president of the All Africa Conference of Churches, referring to Tendis.Mukua, a Kenyan in his second year as a Mariannhill missionary priest, was returning to Nairobi from Rome via Addis Ababa.“As his confreres we are shaken by this tragic death and ask for your continued prayers for him and especially his family. May the soul of Fr. George … and all passengers that have died rest in eternal peace,” wrote the Rev. Patrick Chongo, a fellow priest, on Facebook.Yongi was traveling to Kenya from Kisangani, in Congo, where she had worked as a missionary for three and a half years. She was returning to Kenya to renew her passport. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Internet work opportunities are becoming a trend all over the over world nowadays. 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2020 Census May Ask White People To Get Specific About Their Ethnicity

first_img Share blackwaterimages/Getty ImagesIf the White House approves a proposal to change how the government collects race and ethnicity data, white people in the U.S. may be asked to check off boxes about their ethnic background. But on this 2010 Census form, answering “white” was enough to respond to the race question.“White” has been a constant of the U.S. census.Other racial categories for the national headcount have come and gone over the centuries. But “white” has stuck ever since U.S. Marshals went door-to-door by horseback for the first census in 1790, tallying up the numbers of “free white males” and “free white females,” plus “all other free persons” and “slaves.”Census takers determined who counted as “white” or any other race. That changed in 1960, when U.S. residents were first allowed to self-report their race. Since then, just answering “white” has been enough to respond to the race question.But the upcoming census in 2020 may ask those who identify as white to explore their family tree to share their ethnic background as well. Anyone who checks off the “white” box could also mark boxes for groups such as “German,” “Irish” and “Polish” or write in another option.That change depends partly on whether the White House approves proposals to modify how the federal government collects race and ethnicity data. They originated when President Obama was still in office, and now it’s up to the Trump administration to approve or reject them. If approved, the Census Bureau may move forward with this new way of asking people of all races about their identities on the 2020 questionnaire.Friday is the deadline for the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, which sets standards for this kind of data for all federal agencies, to announce its decisions on the proposals. Any policy changes would come at a time of heightened awareness of white nationalist calls against multiculturalism and growing partisan divides over issues about race in the U.S.Research by the Census Bureau suggests the proposals could produce a more accurate count in 2020. In a report released in February, the bureau’s researchers write that the suggested changes are responding to a public “call for more detailed, disaggregated data for our diverse American experiences as German, Mexican, Korean, Jamaican, and myriad other identities.”‘It could change the discussion’ Asking white people about their ethnic background is not a new concept for the census. Recent census forms, including the questionnaire used in 2010, have asked all recipients about their ethnicity specifically in terms of “Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin.” A question about a person’s ancestry or ethnic origin was first included in the 1980 Census and remained on some forms as recently as 2000. Past forms have asked for a person’s place of birth, the countries where the person’s mother and father were born and languages spoken other than English.Those questions about ancestry and ethnicity, though, were presented separately from the race question. Asking about race and ethnicity together in a combined question may seem like a minor, technical detail. But some scholars who study white identity say it could have major implications.“I think it could change the discussion,” says historian Nell Irvin Painter, who wrote The History of White People. “Masses of Americans think of their census racial identification as their real identification, as if it carried more than just policy implications.”The federal government has distilled whiteness into a bureaucratic definition to collect information for redrawing legislative districts, enforcing anti-discrimination laws and measuring health effects. Since 1977, “white” in government data describes anyone “having origins in any of the original peoples” of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. (Another proposal the White House is considering could reclassify people of Middle Eastern or North African descent as a distinct racial group separate from “white.”)‘Whiter than others’For many white people, though, whiteness today has more to do with their experience living in the U.S. than their ties to “original peoples.”“The ethnicity component for whites is pretty much meaningless now for people that have been in the U.S. for so long their ethnicity is so diluted,” says Charles Gallagher, a sociologist at La Salle University in Philadelphia who studies whiteness.Gallagher adds that some white people from families with long histories in the U.S. may connect with a “dime-store ethnicity” — an identity they can pick and choose to emphasize from their family trees. It allows white people, he says, to connect with the American immigration story without much, if any, social cost.“At one time if you’re Italian or if you’re Irish in the U.S., it meant quite a bit in terms of having access to resources. That is just no longer the case,” he says.Still, Gallagher worries about the timing of this proposed change to how the Census Bureau asks about race and ethnicity in light of growing attention on white nationalist groups.“This was done basically through a lens of multiculturalism that allowed whites to embrace their own ancestry, as well as other groups doing the same thing. How it could get used in this climate, I think, is a little different,” says Gallagher.“[The alt-right] people are going to mark ‘German’ or they’re going to mark a category that allows them to connect to this idea of Europe,” he says. “But that’s a very small part of the population.”Terry Blastenbrei of Kansas City, Mo., who has identified as white on the census, shares those concerns.“We see some folks as whiter than others as it were. And so that’s, I think, a potential issue that we could see develop if we start breaking it down even further,” says Blastenbrei, who works as an operations manager for what he describes as progressive political campaigns.Still, if ethnicities are added under “white” on the 2020 Census, Blastenbrei says he would consider checking off multiple boxes.“A lot of people assume by looking at my last name that I’m probably German, but I come from so many different backgrounds,” he says, citing ancestors from other European countries including Luxembourg, France and Poland.A ‘bad idea’?For Painter, the historian, drawing ethnic distinctions among white people on the 2020 Census could be seen as harkening to earlier ideas about white identity that valued Anglo-Saxon heritage.“That is a throwback to the early 20th century when educated Americans and non-educated Americans thought there was more than one white race,” she says, referring to days when skull measurements were used to determine racial superiority among white people.Painter does not approve of the government asking white people about their ethnic backgrounds in 2020. The state of white identity today, she adds, is “utter confusion,” largely undefined between two poles of being white – either sharing the extremist views of white nationalists or not having a race in order to be an individual instead.“Given that white identity operates most easily in the shadows, that is to say it’s not queried, I think bringing it out and asking people to dwell on it is a bad idea,” Painter says.But Karen Brodkin, an anthropologist who wrote How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America, would welcome the changes to the census.“I would rather be named and visible in all of my diversity,” says Brodkin, who says she would check off the “white” box and write in “Jewish” on her census form in 2020.Brodkin is concerned that the specified check boxes and suggestions for ethnicities under “white” as currently proposed by the Census Bureau are all from western Europe except for “Polish.” The bureau’s researchers chose the options based on the largest groups from Europe currently in the U.S. As their February report notes, “The categories included in the questionnaire generally reflect social definitions recognized in [the U.S.], and do not attempt to define groups biologically, anthropologically, or genetically.”Still, Brodkin says Jewish identity may be hard to fit into the boxes the Census Bureau is considering. The bureau is not allowed to require people to report their religious affiliation. But some Jewish people who identify as white on the census consider their ethnicity as Jewish, which census participants would have to write in themselves.“I think the debate would be, ‘Gee, we’re not really white,’ ” Brodkin says. “Another would be, ‘I’m Sephardic … and there’s no place for me here.’ “The Census Bureau must submit the final wording of the upcoming census questions to Congress by the end of March 2018.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Quantum computing Entanglement may not be necessary

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — It is a truth universally acknowledged that quantum computing must have entanglement. Measuring light and vacuum fluctuations from a time flow perspective “Entanglement,” Andrew White tells PhysOrg.com, “is normally considered a non-negotiable part of quantum information processing. In fact, if you told me a couple of years ago that you could do quantum computing without entanglement, I would have been pretty skeptical – to say the least!” White says that he first heard the idea of non-entanglement quantum computing from Carl Caves. “I was intrigued when Professor Caves, on sabbatical here in Australia from New Mexico, mentioned that there were sober predictions that entanglement wasn’t always necessary.”White leads a team of young experimental scientists at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Ben Lanyon, Marco Barbieri, Marcelo Almeida and White have been studying deterministic quantum computing with only one pure qubit (DQC1). “Entanglement is not the final story on what makes quantum information processing powerful,” White insists. The Australian team’s results can be found in Physical Review Letters: “Experimental Quantum Computing without Entanglement.”“Normally, in order for quantum computing to work,” White explains, “we need to encode the information into quantum bits—qubits—which are in a noise-free pure state. It’s known that the entanglement between these is what makes standard quantum computing powerful.” He continues, “With a DQC1 scheme, you only have to have one pure qubit, and the rest can be noisy or mixed.” The idea behind quantum information processing using entanglement is that noiselessness has to be applied in order to provide a substantial advantage over classical computing. DQC1, though, could potentially offer a more efficient and less resource-intensive method of quantum computing, since entanglement would no longer be a necessity.“For this demonstration,” White says, “we used the smallest possible example: a circuit with just two qubits, one pure and one mixed. We ran a phase-estimation algorithm as a small example, and found in every setting there was zero entanglement, but that most of the states couldn’t be described efficiently in a classical manner.”White points out that this is suggestive that there are other possibilities, beyond entanglement, that contribute to the power provided by quantum information processing. “We’re still chewing through the implications,” he says. “This is not a universal panacea,” White admits. “For some problems and algorithms you just need pure qubits and entanglement, problems such as Shor’s algorithm. However, there are applications and problems where the DQC1 method will work quite well, and will be more efficient than trying to get qubits that are all pure.”With so many different architectures and schemes for quantum computing – all of them trying to create a system in which all the qubits are pure – it is rare to see a group looking to find applications for a quantum information system that makes allowances for impurity and the introduction of noise – insisting that entanglement is not necessary. “The fact is that certain classes of problems don’t need entanglement, and they don’t need all of the purity. In some cases, all that is needed is one pure qubit and the rest could be mixed. Really, with DQC1, you don’t have to work as hard as you think you do.”We are starting to build more complicated algorithms to get an idea of where this could go. Regardless, the idea that entanglement may not be necessary for some types of quantum computing is big news.”More information: B. P. Lanyon, M. Barbieri, M. P. Almeida, and A. G. White. “Experimental Quantum Computing without Entanglement.” Physical Review Letters (2008). Available online: link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v101/e200501 . Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Quantum computing: Entanglement may not be necessary (2008, December 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-12-quantum-entanglement.htmlcenter_img Explore further 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.last_img read more

Kolkata Police initiates drive to spread awareness on ATM fraud

first_imgKolkata: Besides carrying out a probe to arrest the people behind the case of ATM fraud, Kolkata Police has initiated a drive to makecommon people aware of information regarding the crime to avoid such incidents in future.Kolkata Police has taken several initiatives to make people aware of the same, which includes sharing messages and videos on social networking sites.According to a senior police officer, the stress has been given on campaigning on social media, as mostly youngsters use the online mode of monetary transaction. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Bank Fraud section of Kolkata Police’s Detective Department has prepared a video and uploaded it on its Facebook page on Friday, with detailed information on what a person should do to avoid falling prey to such crimes.It may be mentioned that recently, around 80 complaints were lodged with the police, alleging unauthorised withdrawal of money from various bank accounts. Investigation has revealed that money from ATM counters was withdrawn after cloning debit cards of several different bank account holders. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe police have advised not to use unmanned ATM counters. At the same time, a user also needs to ensure that only one person remains inside an ATM counter at a time and details of debit cards should not be shared with anyone.Moreover, one should not seek help of any unknown person while using an ATM.Most importantly, the police have also advised people to be alert while swiping debit cards in an ATM machine and keying in the password for a transaction. One must not leave an ATM counter immediately if the machine gets disabled during an ongoing transaction.The police have also urged people to be alert while making online payment and one should prefer the use of personal computers for the same. In case of any trouble, people can also seek help of the police on their helpline number 8585063104.last_img read more

Twoday international conference begins at VIT

first_imgVELLORE: The two-day annual International Conference on Science, Engineering, and Technology began at Vellore Institute of Technology on November 13. The ICSET 2018 – 18th International Conference organised by the VIT School of Building Science, was inaugurated by Hector Cueva Jacome, Ambassador of Ecuador to India. More than 2,000 scientists, young researchers, academicians, experts and students from different parts of the world are taking part in this Conference. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfS K Sekar, Dean of School of Building Science, welcomed the gathering at the inaugural address of the Conference held at Dr Chenna Reddy Auditorium. Professor Meena, event coordinator outlined the objectives of the Conference. In his address, while presiding over the Conference, Professor Anand A Samuel, Vice-Chancellor of VIT, said that their institution accorded top priority to research. To prepare students for a career and a life ahead of them in the area of research, the faculty at VIT trained students here in research from the second and third year onwards itself, he said and that over 3,000 students were engaged in research at VIT and that the institution was credited with publishing with the maximum number of research papers in science journals among all educational institutions in the country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDr Samuel said that over 1,000 research papers were submitted for presentation in this annual conference on Science, Engineering, and Technology and 998 among them were selected to be presented here. He said that there were over 60 Universities in Ecuador and that next year, VIT would enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with some of those universities. Hector Cueva Jacome, Ambassador of Ecuador to India, inaugurated the conference and released a special souvenir released on the occasion. In his address, he said that he was delighted to inaugurate the conference. He said India was trying through various means to become a superpower at the world level. He said that there was no doubt that India would become a superpower considering that it had resources for developing its potential in the areas of science and development of its inherent talents. Among others who took part in the inaugural function included Professor S S Narayayan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, S Parimala Ranganayaki, and A Sobi.last_img read more

Deltas Medallion Members can now Reclaim My Status with new loyalty benefit

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> ATLANTA — The newest addition to Delta’s Medallion program allows its SkyMiles Medallion Members to “Reclaim My Status” following a life moment or event that temporarily affects their travel plans.“Getting back into travel after a big change can be stressful, and this is one more way we’re showing Medallion Members that we are here for them when they need it,” said Sandeep Dube, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Customer Engagement and Loyalty, and CEO – Delta Vacations. “Loyalty is a two-way street and as a leading consumer brand, we are always looking for new ways to take care of our customers.”Each situation will be evaluated on a one-on-one basis, however major life events that impact travel may include:Becoming a parent, including maternity, paternity, adoption or foster leaveRecovering from serious illnessSustaining serious injuryChanging jobs or careersCaregiving for a family memberGetting a degreeHOW IT WORKSWhen Medallion Members are ready to start travelling after a big change that caused a loss of or change of Status, they should submit a request to get Medallion Status back at delta.com/reclaimmystatus.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckA decision will be made within five business days (however, can take up to two weeks) and if approved, they will automatically enjoy three months of complimentary Medallion Status. Then, members who meet the minimum travel and spend thresholds for that Status Tier over that three-month period will retain their status.For example, if a Member enrolls in Reclaim My Status on or before Dec. 31, 2019, and meets the thresholds, Medallion Status will be extended through Jan. 31, 2021. Or if a Member enrolls in Reclaim My Status between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020, and meets the thresholds, Medallion Status will be extended through Jan. 31, 2022.To learn more about Reclaim My Status and view applicable terms, visit delta.com/reclaimmystatus. Posted by Share Delta’s Medallion Members can now ‘Reclaim My Status’ with new loyalty benefitcenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Delta Friday, May 10, 2019 last_img read more