Scotiabank is buying investment firm Jarislowsky Fraser for 950 million

TORONTO — The Bank of Nova Scotia has inked a mostly-stock deal to buy Montreal’s renowned Jarislowsky Fraser investment firm for $950 million, creating the third-largest active money manager in Canada.The agreement announced Monday gives Scotiabank more than $40 billion in assets under management and comes after the Canadian lender told shareholders at its investor day Feb. 1 that it is interested in acquiring more institutional and private wealth assets to diversify the mix of its wealth business, where its earnings came primarily from retail.Jarislowsky Fraser is an iconic Canadian brand “Jarislowsky Fraser is an iconic Canadian brand with a disciplined investment process, a team-oriented approach with a proven high-calibre investment team, and a long history of delivering outstanding investment capabilities to institutional investors and high net worth families,” Scotiabank chief executive Brian Porter said in a statement.“This transaction aligns with our strategic commitment to diversify our global wealth management business by building out a platform of rigorous, process-driven investment capabilities for institutional investors across our footprint in Canada and the Pacific Alliance.”The deal with Jarislowsky Fraser delivers a respected franchise to Scotia, Canada’s third-biggest lender and “improves its relative positioning and diversification in Canada,” CIBC Capital Markets analyst Robert Sedran said in a note to clients. The manager’s more than $40 billion in assets is comprised of roughly 70 per cent institutional and 30 per cent private wealth, he noted.“Strategically, the acquisition creates the third largest active manager in Canada,” said Sedran. Under the deal, Scotiabank will pay $950 million for the Montreal-based firm, mostly by issuing shares in the bank. An earn-out of up to $56 million in additional Scotiabank common shares may also be paid based on certain growth targets.The management team of Jarislowsky Fraser, which was founded in 1955 as a research boutique, will continue to lead its existing business and its head office will remain in Montreal.Should investors expect another stock market selloff?Everyone is scared and prices are down — and for long-term investors, it’s a beautiful thingThe deal received unanimous support from all partners including founder Stephen Jarislowsky, who will also continue his association with the business that will continue to carry his name and retain investment autonomy, the release said.“With its existing distribution footprint, Scotiabank is uniquely positioned to preserve the legacy of our firm and enable the next generation of growth,” Jarislowsky said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to serve our clients and to enhancing our investment capabilities to meet their needs today and in the future.”German-born Jarislowsky, one of Canada’s best-known and most outspoken investment managers, retired as chief executive of his namesake firm in 2012 at age 87.The deal is expected to close in the bank’s third quarter this year, subject to regulatory approvals. read more

Governments urged to put first ever UN global migration pact in motion

She said the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration “is designed to enhance safety and order in migration management, and reduce recourse to dangerous, chaotic migratory routes”, revealing that “it seeks to maximize all the benefits of human mobility and mitigate its challenges.”A central promise of the non-binding pact is that it “reinforces, unambiguously, the fundamental principle that migrants everywhere should be treated with dignity and fairness,” added Ms. Arbour. She called on the governments who did not join to reconsider their position. She told them, “I urge you to read it carefully and of course form your own opinion. In doing so, listen to the Secretary-General’s dispelling of the myths about the Compact.”A former top Canadian judge, who also served as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Arbour, told sceptical nations who had decided not to be in Marrakech that “under international human rights law citizens of a country have the right to enter, stay and leave their country but they don’t have a right to go anywhere else unless they seek asylum, or are authorized by another country to enter its territory.” Ms. Arbour reiterated Secretary-General António Guterres’s call to banish the myths surrounding migration, and the international accord, saying that “it is not correct to suggest it imposes obligations on Member States and infringes on their sovereignty. It does nothing of the sort, and it is not binding, as a treaty would be.” ‘Full of energy and conviction’ for next phase: ArbourThe Compact also does not create any new right to migrate, she added. She reminded developed economies that migration is a net gain, and a boost to the work force. On the other hand, when countries host refugees and those forced to flee, “they should be assisted and celebrated, as they make the world a better place for all of us.”Ms. Arbour thanked the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting the conference and enabling “this historic moment for migration and multilateralism” to unfold in Marrakesh. “We leave Marrakesh full of energy and conviction. With the Global Compact, we have an opportunity to embark on a new phase of cooperation on migration,” she said.More than 2,000 delegates made the trip to the Moroccan desert and the specially erected conference facility, including government officials, representatives of business, labour unions, civil society, mayors and many others who have a vital role to play in ensuring that migration is managed in a manner that benefits all.Implementation must come nextThe Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nasser Bourita, stressed the importance his country attaches to multilateralism in addressing migration and other pressing international issues. He told reports that Member States had demonstrated in Marrakesh, that “migration unites more than it divides”. He said adoption of the pact represents only the first step, which must be followed now by implementation, urging everyone to maintain momentum. Mr. Nasser hailed the Secretary-General’s initiative to launch the UN Network on Migration, describing it as the cornerstone to the Compact.Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told UN News in an interview, how the adoption of the pact would be of benefit to Africa. She said it should help stop some of the ill-treatment faced by Africans on the move, “the small numbers that have tried to cross borders illegally”, she said, and maintain the fight against poverty to try and stop young people from leaving home in the first place.Ms. Sirleaf, who chaired the High-Level panel on International Migration in Africa, admitted that the Compact will also enable African countries to find ways to ensure that “the people who cross the borders are given humane treatment, the dignity they deserve.” The Member States who took part in the intergovernmental conference in Morocco “committed to a global migration framework based on facts not myths,” said Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration, speaking at a closing press conference, adding that the framework would protect their national interests and enable better cooperation. read more

Dog gets lightsaber stuck in stomach after wolfing down Star Wars birthday

first_imgAmber and MarkCredit:ncjMedia Ltd Amber the German Shepherd was stuck in a very uncomfortable situation after naughtily wolfing down 2/3rds of a birthday cake.The six-month-old dog from Newcastle fancied crossing to the Dark Side when she stole a Star Wars themed birthday cake.She had a lucky escape when a vet found she hadn’t just eaten the cake, she had also managed to swallow the decorative lightsaber on top.Her owner,  Mark Collins, had bought the cake for his son’s eighth birthday and it was topped with cake decorating wire. Amber and Mark The lightsabre He accidentally left the cake uncovered, and the dog took the opportunity to stick her snout in and gobble it up.Amber then became incredibly ill, having to lie down to drink and vomiting more than 11 times.Vet Robert Norris, who treated Amber, said: “When Amber first arrived we were concerned firstly that the lightsaber could still be inside Amber and secondly that the cake was likely to upset Amber’s stomach and intestines.“When we X-rayed Amber, we could clearly see the lightsaber in her stomach – time was now of the essence as an obstruction in the digestive system can cause potentially life-threatening complications.“After explaining the situation to Amber’s owners, they agreed to elective surgery and we were able to remove the lightsaber safely.” The lightsabreCredit:ncjMedia Ltd Mr Collins said:  “I’d hidden the cake upstairs as Amber is not allowed up there, however the door was left open and she must have found it.“When I discovered Amber standing over the cake, I couldn’t believe how much she’d eaten, and when I couldn’t find the lightsaber I feared the worst. “We hoped that she had just eaten the cake and would bring all of it up, however as time passed it was obvious she was becoming more and more unwell so my wife and I decided the best thing to do was to take her straight to Westway.“We were so worried about Amber – it’s terrifying to think how things could have turned out if we hadn’t acted quickly. From now on we are going to make doubly sure there is nothing left around for Amber to sink her teeth into.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Reshuffle in late 2014 with junior ministers and backbenchers in line for

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY plans a Cabinet reshuffle in the second half of next year with the likelihood that junior ministers and possibly even backbenchers could be promoted to the top table.Kenny said he expects “movement” sometime in 2014 with it likely to be after the local and European Elections which take place in late May.The government has already passed its halfway point in office without any major changes in the ministerial ranks and it is expected that changes made next year would last until the next general election in 2016.“[There are] some very talented people, I have to say, right across the Oireachtas on the backbenches,” Kenny said.The Fine Gael leader pointed out that the reduction in the number of junior ministers by his government has made it more difficult to give talented politicians opportunities in government departments.“It’s always difficult in a government situation for people to get the opportunity and it’s a great privilege for them to be able to serve. But I think we have some outstanding talent in both government parties and on the backbenches. “I certainly would like to see that people who work very hard and who show real ability should be given the chance to demonstrate that,” he added.Kenny also addressed speculation about Ireland’s next European Commissioner with the incumbent Márie Geoghegan-Quinn due to step down next year.The Taoiseach said that he has not yet considered his preferences for the role and declined to discuss the names that have been raised including the likes of Environment Minister Phil Hogan, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn and Health Minister James Reilly.“I hear names being mentioned all over the place, they’re all noses to the grindstone at the moment,” he added.Seán Sherlock: ‘Tell me a politician that doesn’t want to be a Cabinet minister’Gilmore: “I am not wedded to Foreign Affairs”last_img read more

Viewer numbers for 831 WWE RAW number goes up

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Last night’s 8/31 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.89 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.87 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.99 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.83 million viewers.This is up from last week’s show that drew 3.72 million viewers.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy winVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:41 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list rachel bloom Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Facebook Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions last_img read more

Ministry of Social Services – Press Statement on the Shooting of the

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 31, 2017 – Nassau – The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development extends condolences to the family that was affected by the shooting incident at 3:00 am on Monday, 28th, August 2017.The Ministry is concerned about the family of three where a father, mother and eight month old male infant were shot.   Regrettably the infant succumbed to his injuries however, the parents are being treated for their injuries.This shooting is another example of how even the youngest, most innocent child is not exempt from the violence in our communities.    Although the Ministry has overall responsibility for the care and protection of children under the “Child Protection Act” and related laws, this horrific incident underscores the need for the entire nation to partner with us to ensure that our children receive the care and protection that they deserve.    The public can rest assured that the circumstances of this situation are being thoroughly assessed by through the Department of Social Services’ Child Protection Unit, while our Police partners investigate the crime.The Department has begun the process to assist the immediate family to ensure that their basic needs are met through counseling and emotional support.   The Department also provides intervention and assistance to families experiencing domestic violence and other personal crises; through its Domestic Violence and Counseling Unit, which is located upstairs of the Galleria Cinema, in the RND Plaza.Although the Department of Social Services traditionally sets aside the month of April to focus the nation’s attention on matters related to child protection, we have begun a new initiative to assertively coordinate our efforts with our civil and social partners to eradicate the abuse and neglect of children year round.We take this opportunity to appeal to the public to report any cases where they suspect that a child is being, or appears to be abused, neglected or abandoned.    Please be assured that those who report can remain anonymous.    They do not need proof of these matters, since it is the job of the Police and the Department of Social Services to prove cases.    The National Hotline is a 24-hour service operated by the Ministry to address matters of abuse for children and adults.The National Hotline: 322-2763 or 422-2763The Domestic Violence Unit: 323-0171Release: BISlast_img read more

Naked Seattle intruder recites Scripture in home

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.Police say a woman in the home called 911 at about 2 a.m. Tuesday while her husband grabbed a baseball bat to protect his wife and two young children on the home’s upper floor.Arriving officers spotted a naked man walking down the street, talking to himself. He took off running, they chased and caught him.Police say after they arrested the 20-year-old man for investigation of burglary, he told them he’d taken LSD. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, then booked into jail.last_img

The Cheapskates best deals and discoveries of 2018

first_img Wyze Cam Pan 3:05 In your face, AirPods: These wire-free earbuds cost one-third as much. BlitzWolf I’m a sucker for “best” lists, especially the year-end variety that look back on all the great movies, TV shows, books and so on. Of course, this being CNET, we tend to focus on the technology side of things, hence this roundup of the best tech of 2018.Me, I focus on the cheap-tech side of things. So before we jump into 2019, I thought I’d pause to reflect on some of my favorite deals and discoveries of the past year. There’s a bit of non-tech stuff sprinkled in as well, just for fun.Best cheap gadget: BlitzWolf BW-FYE1 wire-free earbudsI tried a ton of cheap wire-free earbuds this year, and most of them failed in one way or another: bulky charging case, over-sensitive touch controls, bad fit, poor sound quality, etc.BlitzWolf’s design is just about perfect. Pop open the reasonably compact rectangular case and they instantly pair with each other and your phone. Then just place them in your ears, where they rest snugly but not overly so. You don’t have to “screw” them in like with some noise-isolating ‘buds.Best of all is the price: They normally run $50, but regular Cheapskate readers have been able to snag them for around $35 (and will be able to do so again at some point, I’m sure).RUNNER-UP: Wyze Cam Pan. It feels almost impossible that the Wyze Cam Pan is only $30, given that it offers nearly all the features of security cameras costing 3-4 times more. But it’s true, and as CNET’s Pan review reveals, it’s actually a pretty great product, too.Best cash back service: DoshI love getting cash back when I’m not even trying. That happens a lot with Dosh, an app that automatically awards rebates when you shop at various stores. You do have to link at least one credit card to the service, but think how far and wide you’ve already put your cards online. What’s one more place, especially if you’re getting extra money back in exchange?Read more: 4 surprising ways to get cash backBest freebie service: Hoopla Digitalhoopla-movies-nov-2018Hoopla offers ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music. All you need is a library card! Hoopla People love to tell me that the best free stuff can be found at the library. I love to tell people some of the library’s best free stuff can be found at Hoopla, which offers card holders access to a huge, er, library of digital movies, music, TV shows, ebooks and audiobooks — plus mobile apps for enjoying all that stuff on the go.No, Hoopla doesn’t have everything you want, but I suspect you’ll be able to find plenty of stuff to keep you entertained. Here’s hoping your library has already partnered with the service. If not, ask them to!Runner up: Kanopy. Another library-powered service, Kanopy is home to a large and growing catalog of… I won’t say movies, but rather films. Documentaries, indies, international stuff, but definitely some mainstream titles as well. (Still haven’t seen the awesome Ex Machina? Kanopy has it.)Best freebie app: LastPassAlthough it’s obviously not new in 2018, LastPass remains one of the very few password managers that offers synchronization in its free version. Why is that important? So you can access your passwords anywhere and everywhere: phone, tablet, laptop and so on. If you do nothing else in 2019, start using a password manager.Read more: 7 New Year’s tech resolutionsBest newcomer: Siftsift-misc-credit-card-benefitsWho knew my credit card offered so many useful perks? Sift did. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET Far and away my favorite new app of 2018, Sift reveals all the hidden benefits of your credit card. (Travel insurance? Who knew!) It also tells you which is the best card to use for any given purchase (based on things like rewards, extended warranties and the like) and even helps you get price adjustments if it finds a lower price post-purchase. A new Chrome extension helps you shop smarter at Amazon, too.Best movie subscription service: Nonemoviepass-facebook-pageNo. Just, no. MoviePass “It’s not sustainable!” critics said of MoviePass and its all-you-can-watch subscription service. Man, oh, man, were they right. MoviePass sent its users on a terrible rollercoaster ride in 2018, to the point where my enthusiastic recommendation at the start of the year changed to a flat-out “do not buy” warning at the end.What about competitor Sinemia? I’ve soured on that one as well. Blame its flaky app, unreliable support (I recently waited two days to get a problem resolved) and unexpected fees — to say nothing of seemingly constant changes to pricing structures. But you know the biggest problem of all? There just aren’t that many movies I want to see. TV’s way better. Best unlikely way to save money: Intermittent fastingI’ve been doing intermittent fasting (IF) for nearly five months, and the most surprising thing about it is not how easy it was to adopt the lifestyle — it’s how much I’ve lowered my monthly food bill. Because, duh, I’m eating less. Indeed, with two out of three members of my household doing IF, we’re saving money and losing weight. Talk about a win-win.More to come on this in 2019.Best discoveries: BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty and Hamiltonbojackhorseman2.jpgI’m late to all these parties, but so what? As it happens, I didn’t think I’d care for any of these shows. I started watching both BoJack (Netflix) and Rick and Morty (Hulu) a couple times and thought, “Meh.” They’re both dark, super-crass and kind of disturbing — not really my cup of tea at all. But I’m glad I went back to them (at the relentless urging of friends), because they’re also hilarious once you get past all that. As for Hamilton, I won’t repeat myself; I’ll just urge you to read How to stream Hamilton for free.Best podcast: Movie CrushIt’s ironic that the podcast I listened to most in 2018 is about something I did very little of. Because, as noted above, I find TV preferable to movies these days.But Movie Crush is just a great podcast, thanks in no small part to affable host Chuck Bryant (best known for Stuff You Should Know) and frequent co-host Noel Brown. Some episodes focus on a single movie — usually with a celebrity guest on hand — while others dive into things like movie tropes, trivia and favorites.Runner up: Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast. You didn’t think I’d get this far without a shameless plug for my own (still-nascent) podcast, did you?OK, those are my picks. What were some of your favorite things in 2018? See it $37 CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.  Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Amazon CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Comments Now playing: Watch this: The best geek movies of 2018, ranked Tags Iyaz’s favorite gadget investments this year (2018 edition) Review • Proof a $30 security camera can be totally awesome Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 33 Photos Mentioned Above Wyze Cam Pan Share your voice The Cheapskate Gadgets Headphones Mobile TV and Movies 20last_img read more

Students plant saplings in Aksharasri Smart School

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Students of Aksharasri Smart School participated in Vana Mahotsavam programme held on the school premises here on Friday. As part of it, the students planted saplings on the school premises and its surrounding areas. The saplings were brought from various nurseries in the city for the programme.School director T Nagaratnam, teac hing and non-teaching staff were present.last_img

Yamuna river continues to flow over danger mark

first_imgNew Delhi: The Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark with the water level at 206.60 metres. The river breached the danger mark of 205.33m on Monday night, and the authorities are expecting the level to go up to 207m by Wednesday. However, the river has been showing a steady trend since the wee hours of Wednesday, the Flood Control Department official told IANS. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us “Although the river is showing a steady trend, the situation is critical and we are keeping a close eye on it,” the official said. The water level was rising due to rains in northern India and discharge of water from Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana. “Water is being released from the barrage every hour since Saturday,” the official said, adding Haryana released 8.28 lakh cusecs of water on Sunday evening. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us The water discharged from the barrage — which provides drinking water to Delhi — normally takes 72 hours to reach the capital, the official said. Thousands of people living along the banks of the Yamuna were being moved to safer places since Sunday. The rail and vehicular traffic on the Old Yamuna Bridge have been suspended as the water level rose. The Yamuna crossed the “warning mark” of 204.5m late on Sunday night. Delhi witnessed the worst floods in 1978 when the river’s level touched a record 207.49m.last_img read more

US sends assault ship missiles to Mideast

first_imgThe deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln is pictured as it transits the Suez Canal in Egypt, on 9 May 2019. Photo: ReutersThe Pentagon announced Friday that it is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East to bolster an aircraft carrier force sent to counter alleged threats from Iran.The USS Arlington, which transports marines, amphibious vehicles, conventional landing craft and rotary aircraft, and the Patriot air defence system will join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a B-52 bomber task force headed toward the Gulf after intelligence reports suggested Iran was planning some sort of attack in the region.The deployment is “in response to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against US forces and our interests,” the Pentagon said in a statement.”The Department of Defence continues to closely monitor the activities of the Iranian regime, their military and proxies,” it said.”The United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but we are postured and ready to defend US forces and interests in the region.”On Sunday US president Donald Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton announced the deployment of the Lincoln group and bombers saying he wanted to send a “clear and unmistakable” message to Iran about any attack against the US or its partners in the region.Washington though has not elaborated on the alleged threat, drawing criticism that it is overreacting and unnecessarily driving up tensions in the region.Iran dismissed the deployment of the Lincoln as old news, but followed it with an announcement that it would suspend some of its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with major powers abandoned by Washington last year.Amid the rising tensions, Trump said Thursday he is open to talks with Tehran’s leadership.”What I would like to see with Iran, I would like to see them call me,” Trump told reporters at the White House.”We don’t want them to have nuclear weapons — not much to ask,” he said.last_img read more

First stars might have been powered by dark matter

first_imgFor a long time, scientists have assumed that the very first stars were powered by fusion, in processes similar to what goes on in present day stars. But a new theory is emerging to challenge that view. “The first stars were different in a lot of ways,” Katherine Freese, a theoretical physicist at the University of Michigan, tells PhysOrg.com. 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. Citation: First stars might have been powered by dark matter (2008, February 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-02-stars-powered-dark.html Stars Fueled by Dark Matter Could Hold Secrets to the Universecenter_img Explore further Freese, along with Douglas Spolyar at the Unversity of California, Santa Cruz and Paolo Gondolo at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, posit that dark matter annihilation was the source of energy that powered the earliest stars, formed about the time the universe was between 100 and 200 million years old. If they are right, some of what we know about stellar formation – and the formation of the universe itself – could be called into question. Their work appears in Physical Review Letters with the title “Dark Matter and the First Stars: A New Phase of Stellar Evolution.”“Annihilation means that matter goes into something else,” Freese explains. She says that everything has a partner opposite – matter and anti-matter, electrons and positrons. When these opposites meet, their identity is lost and the energy goes elsewhere. “Dark matter particles are their own anti. When they meet, one-third of the energy goes into neutrinos, which escape, one-third goes into photons and the last third goes into electrons and positrons.” “In order for a star to form, in order for its matter to collapse into a dense object, it has to be able to cool off,” Freese continues. “We noticed that in the first stars something was competing with the cooling. The stars couldn’t collapse down small enough to get fusion going. But they were still giving off energy. They were in a phase we hadn’t discovered before.” Freese describes how the first stars likely moved from the dark matter phase and into the fusion phase. “The annihilation products getting stuck is what allows the dark matter heating to stay inside the star, and is what prevents the star from collapsing into a fusion driven one.” When all the dark matter is gone, Freese says, the star can collapse enough for fusion to take over inside the star. Hydrogen and helium atoms are forced together by this process to form new elements (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and metals) until it becomes dense enough to collapse in on itself. Finally, the star goes supernova, spewing the new elements created in its core across the universe to be used in the formation of later stars.“This new phase is only true in the first stars,” Freese insists. “The stars we see today are called population one stars. Earlier stars were population two stars. The first stars are referred to as population three stars. Our work is to modify how we believe population three stars developed. At first, they weren’t fusion driven.”If Freese and her colleagues are right, it could change what we know about how stars are formed. “It adds a new phase of stellar evolution,” Freese says. She says that studying this theory will have to wait until 2013, when NASA is scheduled to launch the James Webb Telescope. “We call them dark stars,” Freese explains, “but they would still shine, looking a little different. They would be cooler than a fusion driven star. We hope the next phase telescope will be able to tell between the standard stars now, and what we think happened in the first stars.”Until then, Freese and her peers will continue to speculate on the properties of the first stars, and try to figure out how the new phase in stellar evolution might have affected the timing of other developments in the universe. “It really gets into speculation here,” she says, “but this could affect the timing of the fist black holes, and the development of our own galaxy.”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.last_img read more

AIR INDIA organises special screening of Airlift

first_imgA movie is something which can make or break conceptions of people as it is the most accessible medium through which people are exposed to various unfound and unheard happenings, in the best way possible. In order to reach out to the movie lovers and to celebrate the largest evacuation in the history of civil aviation, Air India, Kolkata, took the initiative to arrange a special screening of Airlift at the prestigious Inox auditorium at Forum Mall in Kolkata, recently.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The employees took pride in soaking in the patriotic movie along with corporate clients, travel agents and distinguished guests. An FM contest was also initiated earlier on Air India, the winners of which were given free tickets for the movie.  Air India had scripted one of the most heroic saga of evacuation in recent times when it airlifted Indians stranded at Kuwait and Iraq in the early nineties.This ‘Operation Airlift’- an epic act, spanning over 59 days, rescued over 1,70,000 passengers through 88 flights operated by Air India. The same has been immortalised in the superhit movie Airlift which has received accolades from the public. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis operation also saw the use of Airbus A320 aircraft, A300 B4, 273-seater A300 B2 aircraft along with boeing aircrafts with large seating capacities to fly out passengers.The national airlines rose to the occasion to meet the stiff challenge of evacuation from a strife-torn country. When the first phase of operation ended on October 12, 1990, it was a triumph for all sections of employees of the airline who spared no effort in fulfilling the task risking their life for the cause of the nation. And, this legacy of bravery continues, when Air India spread its wings to operate special flights to Djerba, in Tunisia, to evacuate more than 1,200 stranded Indians from Libya and Malta. The relief flights were operated to bring home Indian expatriates stranded in strife-torn countries.  National carrier Air India has been spreading its wings to connect every corner and heart of India even as it has been serving as the country’s flying ambassador to the world at large. It pioneered aviation in India and its history is synonymous with the history of civil aviation in the country.  Air India is not just an airline that transports passengers, baggage and cargo. Air India has always been identified with India from standing by the nation, during any crisis, reflecting the tradition and culture of the country, or showcasing the strength of emerging India.  Ever since its inception, it has been extending its unstinted support to encourage and uphold our traditional arts and culture besides serving as the nation’s second line of defence. Indeed, Air India has been inextricably woven into the tapestry of our country’s tradition – to power the nation forward in its relentless pursuit of excellence.last_img read more

BJP insulting Ram by using his name for polls Abhishek

first_imgKushmandi (South Dinajpur): Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee said BJP is insulting Ram, as his name is being used by the party in a bid to win elections.Addressing a meeting here on Thursday afternoon, Banerjee said: “BJP is insulting Ram by using his name to win elections. Before the election BJP promises to construct Ram temple and forgets it after the election gets over,” he said, adding: “BJP shouts Jai Sri Ram before conducting riots. There are blood stains on their hands.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee said as BJP does not do any work, the party has no other alternative but to use religion to win polls. “Religion is private and in social life, work is the only religion. BJP uses religion to divide people and incite people belonging to one religion against the other,” he added. Banerjee said at a time when the entire country is suffering from acute economic crisis, Narendra Modi is spending Rs 3,000 crore to construct the statue of unity and crores more on his foreign trips. He alleged that Modi’s “Make in India” is a big hoax. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”Modi is encouraging the sale of Chinese products. The bullet train has been brought from Japan and he himself uses a German vehicle,” he said, adding: “Earlier, Modi used to sell tea by holding a kettle and now he is selling the country with Jaitley besides him.” Addressing first-time voters, Banerjee said: “Before casting your vote you should think about the consequences of note ban and GST. The poor people are yet to come out of the shock of note ban. Thousands of people have lost their jobs. Twelve thousand farmers have committed suicide. The hasty implementation of GST has affected traders and small businessmen badly. Modi has not said a single word on the issue and is instead making false promises before the elections.” The Trinamool Youth Congress president said BJP workers and leaders can only be seen before the elections, whereas Trinamool workers and leaders stay beside people throughout the year. “People know that Trinamool leaders and workers will always stand beside them during distress. BJP leaders are like seasonal birds, they go when the season is over,” he said. Banerjee said Trinamool candidate Arpita Ghosh, who is the sitting MP from Balurghat, will win the election by 2 lakh votes. “I can feel the pulse of the people and can assure you that Ghosh will win by 2 lakh votes,” he said, requesting voters to go to the polling stations early in the day to exercise their franchise. Balurghat will go to polls on April 23.last_img read more

Global Wind Turbine Casting Market Competitive Strategies Growth Analysis and Forecast

first_imgContact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.com Global Wind Turbine Casting Market research report comprises the current size, trends with Assessment. It also provides with different types of product segments of the global market. Wind Turbine Casting Market report offers the global market potential rates of the market along with various product segments.The Wind Turbine Casting Market has witnessed growth from USD XX million to USD XX million from 2014 to 2019. With the CAGR of X.X%, this market is estimated to reach USD XX million in 2026.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3163570?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SDThe research report mainly studies the size, share estimation, recent market trends and development status of the Wind Turbine Casting market, as well as investment opportunities, government policy, market dynamics (drivers, restraints, opportunities), supply chain and competitive landscape. Technological innovation and advancement will further optimize the performance of the product, making it more widely used in downstream applications. Moreover, Porter\’s Five Forces Analysis (potential entrants, suppliers, substitutes, buyers, industry competitors) provides crucial information for knowing the Wind Turbine Casting market.Major players in the global Wind Turbine Casting market include:Enernoc Inc.EnergyHub, Inc.Johnson Controls, IncOpower, Inc.Nest Labs, Inc.Schneider Electric SAComverge, Inc.General ElectricThinkEco Inc.Eaton CorporationABB LtdHoneywell International, Inc.Siemens AGOn the basis of types, the Wind Turbine Casting market is primarily split into:Horizontal axisVertical axisOn the basis of applications, the market covers:OnshoreOffshoreOthersGeographically, the report includes the research on production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate, and forecast (2014-2026) of the following regions:United StatesEurope (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland)ChinaJapanIndiaSoutheast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam)Central and South America (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia)Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria)Other RegionsThe content of the study subjects, includes total 13 chaptersChapter 1 provides an overview of Wind Turbine Casting market, containing global revenue, global production, sales, and CAGR. The forecast and analysis of Wind Turbine Casting market by type, application, and region are also presented in this chapter.Chapter 2 is about the market landscape and major players. It provides competitive situation and market concentration status along with the basic information of these players.Chapter 3 provides a full-scale analysis of major players in Wind Turbine Casting industry. The basic information, as well as the profiles, applications and specifications of products market performance along with Business Overview are offered.Chapter 4 gives a worldwide view of Wind Turbine Casting market. It includes production, market share revenue, price, and the growth rate by type.Chapter 5 focuses on the application of Wind Turbine Casting, by analysing the consumption and its growth rate of each application.Chapter 6 is about production, consumption, export, and import of Wind Turbine Casting in each region.Chapter 7 pays attention to the production, revenue, price and gross margin of Wind Turbine Casting in markets of different regions. The analysis on production, revenue, price and gross margin of the global market is covered in this part.Chapter 8 concentrates on manufacturing analysis, including key raw material analysis, cost structure analysis and process analysis, making up a comprehensive analysis of manufacturing cost.Chapter 9 introduces the industrial chain of Wind Turbine Casting. Industrial chain analysis, raw material sources and downstream buyers are analysed in this chapter.Chapter 10 provides clear insights into market dynamics.Chapter 11 prospects the whole Wind Turbine Casting market, including the global production and revenue forecast, regional forecast. It also foresees the Wind Turbine Casting market by type and application.Chapter 12 concludes the research findings and refines all the highlights of the study.Chapter 13 introduces the research methodology and sources of research data for your understanding.Get Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3163570?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SDYears considered for this report:Historical Years: 2014-2018Base Year: 2019Estimated Year: 2019Forecast Period: 2019-2026 About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.last_img read more

Qantas staff vote to strike

first_imgTwo of Australia’s biggest airports could be affected, as the Australian Services Union Victoria asks up to 1000 of its Qantas members to back industrial action. Check-in and customer service staff will take part in the ballot which could see Qantas employees walk off the job at Melbourne and Sydney airport, The Australian reported.Australian Services Union Victorian private sector branch secretary Ingrid Stitt told the source that the union had applied for the ballot to Fair Work Australia this week because the airline refused to agree to the union’s five percent pay rise and increased job security.”Our members are pretty angry and frustrated that Qantas has even failed to give them a pay offer after eight or nine months of negotiations,” she said. In response to the union’s ballot Qantas has called for the union to return to the table for further talks.“Instead of threatening industrial action which will impact on passengers we would encourage the union to return to the negotiating table,” a Qantas spokesperson told e-Travel Blackboard.“Qantas has robust contingency plans in place to minimise any impact on passengers should the union process with any industrial action.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

TripAdvisor has revealed the winners of its Travel

first_imgTripAdvisor has revealed the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awards for Beaches in Australia and the world.For the first time, Sydneysiders’ favourite Manly Beach took the #1 spot in Australia whilst six beaches in Queensland made it into the Australia top 10 list. Globally, the gorgeous Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos was rated as the best beach in the world by TripAdvisor reviewers.“There are few things that Australians love more than a day out at the beach and for those planning a beachside getaway before summer officially comes to a close, TripAdvisor has identified the top award-winning beaches across Australia,” said Grant Colquhoun, TripAdvisor spokesperson. “We have also listed top-rated nearby great value hotels that will enable travellers to enjoy a fantastic beachfront holiday.” Member for Manly James Griffin said this accolade is well-deserved recognition for what is now officially Australia’s best beach. “Manly is loved by locals and visitors from across the globe so it’s no surprise to see our beach named the number one beach in the country, thanks to its stunning coastline, waterside bars and restaurants, picturesque walking tracks and direct access by ferry from Sydney’s CBD,” Mr Griffin said. “Manly attracts around 2.3 million visitors each year and with the inaugural Vissla Sydney Surf Pro kicking-off this weekend, now is the perfect time to visit our beautiful beachside suburbs.”Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Beaches in Australia BeachesTripAdvisorcenter_img Manly Beach – Sydney, NSWSurfers Paradise Beach – Surfers Paradise, QLDWhitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Island, QLDNoosa Main Beach – Noosa, QLDBondi Beach – Sydney, NSWFour Mile Beach – Port Douglas, QLDCable Beach – Broome, WAMooloolaba Beach – Mooloolaba, QLDBurleigh Heads Beach – Burleigh Heads, QLDTurquoise Bay – Exmouth, WATop 10 Travellers’ Choice Beaches in the WorldGrace Bay – Providenciales, Turks and CaicosBaia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, BrazilVaradero Beach – Varadero, CubaEagle Beach – Palm – Eagle Beach, ArubaSeven Mile Beach – Seven Mile Beach, Cayman IslandsLa Concha Beach – San Sebastian – Donostia, SpainClearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida Seven Mile Beach – Negril, JamaicaBavaro Beach – Bavaro, Dominican RepublicPlaya Norte – Isla Mujeres, Mexicolast_img read more

While the Cardinals struggled to run the football

first_imgWhile the Cardinals struggled to run the football without Johnson in 2017, a healthy season from the 26-year-old could ease some pressure off of the passing game.Johnson was the third highest running back on the list.Next on the list is Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson ranked at No. 29. Peterson was once again a consistent presence for the Cardinals defense following the opponent’s top receiver all game.The 27-year-old has started every game in his seven-year career, and has turned himself into a top flight corner that most quarterbacks shy away from. Peterson was the fourth ranked cornerback on CBS’ list.Related LinksCardinals WR Chad Williams is excited about OC McCoy’s new offenseQB Sam Bradford, Arizona Cardinals sticking to the planChandler Jones came it an No. 49 on the list after the best season of his career.The 27-year-old led the NFL in sacks with 17, and was a disruptive force in the Cardinals defense. The success Jones had was even more surprising considering he didn’t have fellow defensive end Markus Golden rushing from the opposite side for most of the 2017 season. Jones was the sixth defensive end on CBS’ list.The last Cardinal on the list is future Hall of Fame wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitz came in near the bottom of the list at No. 87. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories NFL teams are taking part in OTAs across the country as football season slowly makes its way through the summer months.CBS Sports and Pro Football Focus each compiled a list power ranking NFL players. CBS’ list went up to 100 players, and PFF ranked the top 50.Four Cardinals made CBS’ list, while none of the Cardinals were featured in PFF’s list.David Johnson came in at No. 21 on CBS’ power rankings. After only playing one game in 2017, Johnson enters 2018 expecting to carry the load for the Cardinals offense. Johnson’s 2016 season was exceptional, and put him in the conversation as one of the best offensive players in the NFL. Coming off of another strong season, the 34-year-old’s future beyond this season remains up in the air. He remains a consistent force in the Cardinals offense regardless of who is throwing him the football. Fitzgerald has caught at least 107 passes the last three seasons, and has started in every game.To not see any Cardinals on PFF’s list was a bit of a surprise. Peterson, Jones and Fitzgerald were not included, in favor of William Jackson III, DeForest Buckner and A.J. Green.The Cardinals continue OTAs, with a break in July prior to training camp opening in August. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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