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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,065.86, down 23.47 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 27 cents, or 2.23 per cent, to $12.37 on 23.3 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Unchanged at $2.72 on 7 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up 77 cents, or 4.19 per cent, to $19.13 on 6.4 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 16 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $9.27 on 6.1 million shares.Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Financials. Down 60 cents, or 0.84 per cent, to $70.79 on 6.1 million shares.Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:WM). Materials. Up 3.5 cents, or 12.96 per cent, to 30.5 cents on 5.3 million shares.Companies reporting:Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. (TSX:GS). Up $3.28 or 29.4 per cent to $14.45. Shares of Gluskin Sheff + Associates soared nearly 30 per cent after the company signed a deal to be acquired by private equity firm Onex Corp. worth $445 million. Onex announced its friendly offer for Gluskin Sheff of $14.25 per share after the close of markets on Friday. Under the agreement, Gluskin Sheff will continue to be led by its existing leadership team and operate under its brand.Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD). Down four cents to $3.22. Analysts say Canadian oilfield services companies with operations in the U.S. are now earning more of their revenue south of the border than they have for at least six years. In a report, AltaCorp Capital says that trend is expected to continue as ongoing oil and gas spending weakness in Canada is balanced against steady activity in the United States. The analysts say that 12 of the largest Canadian energy services companies with U.S. operations earned 54 per cent of their revenue in the U.S. in 2018, the first time the percentage climbed above half since at least 2013, when it was just over 40 per cent.Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Up 39 cents or 2.7 per cent to $14.90. Newmont Mining Corp. is offering a special dividend to its shareholders if its friendly takeover of Goldcorp Inc. wins shareholder approval. The gold miner will make a one-time payment of 88 cents per share, conditional on the approval of the deal by both Newmont’s and Goldcorp’s shareholders. The proposed special dividend would be paid on May 1 to Newmont shareholders of record as of April 17, which is prior to closing of the proposed Newmont Goldcorp combination. Newmont shareholders vote on April 11, while Goldcorp shareholders vote April 4.Emera Inc. (TSX:EMA). Up 58 cents to $50.56. Emera Inc. has signed a deal to sell its operations in Maine to Enmax Corp. in a deal valued at $1.8 billion, including debt. Emera Maine is headquartered in Bangor and serves 159,000 customers in the northern part of the state. Under the deal, Enmax will pay US$1.29 billion plus assume roughly $500 million in debt. TransAlta Corp. (TSX:TA). Up 35 cents or 3.85 per cent to $9.43. TransAlta Corp. says Brookfield Renewable Partners and its institutional partners have signed a $750-million deal to invest in the company’s hydro assets. Brookfield will acquire exchangeable securities, which will be convertible into an equity ownership interest in TransAlta’s Alberta hydro assets. Brookfield will also purchase TransAlta common shares on the open market to increase its share ownership stake to nine per cent. read more

Ranil to discuss key issues during India visit next week

Apart from the economic agenda, Wickremsinghe is expected to discuss the ongoing dispute over fishing rights in the Palk Strait with Ms. Swaraj. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe will visit India next week to set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Colombo in May, The Hindu newspaper reported.“The visit of the PM of Sri Lanka to India from April 25 is part of our continuing engagement with the Government of Sri Lanka at the highest level,” an MEA spokesperson said, announcing the visit. Officials said an MoU to develop Trincomalee port’s prospects through operating a major oil-storage facility, LNG plant and piped-gas projects and developing it as a key transit point with major expressways and industrial zones in the region is in the final stages of negotiations. The two sides will also hold discussions on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA), a version of the free trade agreement, and will be taken forward during Mr. Modi’s visit for International Vesak Day, the annual Buddhist festival on May 12, officials told The Hindu. Wickremsinghe, who frequently travels to India, is understood to be visiting India for a private visit from April 25 to 29, to attend a wedding, but will spend April 26 in Delhi for official meetings.Modi will host a lunch for him. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will call on him, officials said.Wickremesinghe’s visit is also significant as it comes a few weeks before his trip to Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Summit, that Sri Lanka has joined.While Chinese companies have already clinched many important infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka, including the Hambantota and Colombo port development projects, India is hopeful of more projects in the North and the East of the island. Despite several rounds of negotiations between the fishing communities of the two countries, Indian fishermen continue to be apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy for trespassing in their waters.In the latest case in early April, six men claiming to be fishermen were also arrested for smuggling drugs by Sri Lankan forces, the latest flashpoint in the series of arrests that saw 10 men arrested on March 21, and 12 arrested on March 25. read more

Football Iron sharpens iron for Ohio State offensive line

OSU then-junior offensive lineman Jamarco Jones (74) blocks Rutgers redshirt junior Darnell Davis (59) during the Buckeyes game against the Scarlet Knights on Oct. 1. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorSeveral offensive linemen in the Ohio State football program have likened their approach to strengthening and reshaping one another to an assertion in Proverbs: Iron sharpens iron.If that is the case, and OSU’s offensive line wholeheartedly believes it is, then expect the Buckeyes’ pass protection to be much improved in the upcoming season. Every day in spring practice, the OSU offensive line challenges itself, dropping back to protect the passer against the highly touted Rushmen package.“We look forward to having that challenge,” said redshirt senior center Billy Price. “We look forward to going against those defensive line guys every single day. Because, again, I got the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis) across from me all the time. I got guys who are going to be on the first-team Big Ten list this year.”The Rushmen are led by Lewis, who led OSU with eight sacks and 10.5 tackles for losses. He is joined by defensive ends redshirt junior Sam Hubbard, senior Jalyn Holmes and sophomore Nick Bosa.Price said he believes that not only could all four start for any college team in the nation this season, but that each could be first-round picks in the 2018 NFL draft.“If that doesn’t get us better, then, oh boy,” Price said.Last season, OSU allowed 28 sacks, an average of 2.15 per game. This tied it at 68th in the nation with Florida, Arkansas State, Boston College and Kentucky.The pressure on redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett was even more noticeable when compared to the 18 sacks the Buckeyes gave up during the 2015 season.“I mean, it’s hard to not mention it, just because that’s not our culture around here, you know?” said senior left tackle Jamarco Jones.Price feels the pressure to improve in pass protection immediately.“Unfortunately, it’s never something you can just avoid and just kind of say, ‘Ah OK, it’s no big deal,’” Price said. “It’s something that you have to continue to work on, and that’s something that we acknowledge.”Pass-protection problems contributed to OSU’s first loss last season, 24-21 to Penn State. “Offensively, we didn’t control the line of scrimmage. (Barrett) was under pressure all night when we threw it,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said following the Penn State game.Price said he sees the correlation between the loss and offensive line issues and believes there is causation between the two factors.“As you saw, in games that we struggle as a team, the offensive line struggles,” he said. “In games that we absolutely dominate and blow people out, the offensive line is just dominating and blowing people out.”Two days after the loss to the Nittany Lions, during a press conference, Meyer had to affirm junior right tackle Isaiah Prince would be keeping his starting job. The first-year starter had come under fire after giving up multiple pressures and a sack on the offense’s final, futile drive. But a few months later, Jones sees Prince progressing in practice and believes he will be a key kog in the offensive line.“He’s having a great spring right now. He’s battling his tail off — we all are,” Jones said.Even some on the defensive side of the ball noted Prince has stood out.“Isaiah’s improved a lot, especially from y’all talking about him a lot,” said redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones.Price noted this will be Prince’s and sophomore left guard Michael Jordan’s second seasons as starters, and he expects them to make a steep improvement.“There’s a lot more continuity and chemistry within the offensive line as the guys going from one year to two years now, and I think you’ll be able to see that,” Price said.One of the only offensive line spots lacking continuity is right guard. With Pat Elflein heading to the NFL, Price slid over to the middle of the line while a group of linemen battle for his former spot to the right of the center.“Demetrius Knox is running with the ones and Malcolm Pridgeon is still learning the offense, but Matt Burrell is probably one of the most improved offensive lineman at this point and the other guys are much improved as well,” Meyer said.Knox replaced Jordan in the Fiesta Bowl after he went out with an ankle injury. Pridgeon missed last season with a knee injury.No matter who wins the starting right guard spot, Jamarco Jones said he knows the unit up front must take a step forward to live up to the high expectations placed upon it.“And that was the thing last year, we didn’t have a year that was acceptable for Ohio State O-line,” Jones said. “We got to have a chip on our shoulder to get back to where we were before.” read more

March held to end Domestic Violence against women in Guyana

As concerns continue to rise over the upsurge of Domestic Violence cases in Guyana for the year thus far, the largest march in support of raising awareness on the issue was today held.Hosted by the Guyana Stop Violence organisation, the March kicked off in front of Parliament, Brickdam at 15:00hrs.Clothed in white and purple, the marchers then proceeded to South into Avenue of the Republic, East into Durban Ttreet, South into George Street, East into Norton Street, North into Creen Street, East into Durban Street, North into Louisa Road, Into Cummings Street, East into Church Street, South into Albert Street, Into Sandiman Place, East into Brickdam and concluded at the Square of the Revolution where a rally was held.Live entertainment along with moving Tributes were all a part of the event as the organisation work to stop the crisis.According to a member of the organisation head, Bonita Montaque “We need everyone out here because too many women are dying, too many children are suffering and too many families are in pain”. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTreat women with respect and honour – Human Services Minister urgesNovember 25, 2014In “Crime”ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORYJuly 5, 2019In “latest news”Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists march against domestic violence, child abuseAugust 28, 2016In “Local News” read more

No bank staff hit with higher USC charge on bonuses since 2011

first_imgNO EMPLOYEES OF any financial institutions that were bailed out by the tax payer have been hit with a higher rate of Universal Social Charge (USC) since 2011.Under Section 531 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 a charge is permitted on bonus payment over €20,000 paid to employees of financial institutions that received financial support from the State under the Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Act 2008.The measure was introduced to discourage inappropriate additional payments to employees of financial institutions who had been bailed out by the taxpayer.USCAnswering a parliamentary question from Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath on how many have been hit with the additional charge and whether it is still in place, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the excess bank remuneration charge is incorporated into the Universal Social Charge.“It applies in all respects as if it was USC except that it is charged at a higher rate of 45 per cent. The normal USC rates are not applied. The charge applies for 2011 and subsequent tax years, resulting in these bonus payments attracting an effective tax rate of 90 per cent,” he said.He explained that the charge was introduced to discourage bonus payments to employees of financial institutions when their very existence is contingent on taxpayer support.TaxNoonan said the Revenue Commissioners informed him that 47 individuals were subject to the charge in 2011 while nobody came within the charge in 2012 or 2013.Noonan said:Since the advent of the financial crisis, the citizens of Ireland have endured several years of austerity as we seek to put the public finances back on a sound footing and to restore the nation to prosperity.It would not be appropriate that well paid individuals, whose livelihood was ensured by sacrifices made by so many ordinary people, should benefit in the face of the challenges faced by the rest of society.He added that it was “the unique circumstances” where some of these financial institutions wished to proceed to make bonus payments against the wishes of the then Minister for Finance that required the special legislation.Noonan: Fianna Fáil like people who plant a time-bomb and want others to change the timing>How much is the Universal Social Charge going to make in 2014?>last_img read more

Google Beat une chaîne dactualité pour connaître les recherches Google les plus

first_imgGoogle Beat : une chaîne d’actualité pour connaître les recherches Google les plus tapéesÉtats-Unis – En une minute trente, la chaîne d’actualité Google Beat rend compte, sur YouTube, des trois sujets les plus tapés sur le premier moteur de recherche mondial. Cette semaine, le premier bulletin d’information hebdomadaire était consacré à une affaire d’œufs contaminés par la salmonellose qui a fait grand bruit outre-Atlantique, à l’élection de Miss Univers 2010 et au 19e amendement de la constitution américaine, qui avait donné le droit de vote aux femmes le 18 août 1920. À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ? Des sujets très nationaux donc, pour un service qui n’est pour l’instant proposé que sur le territoire américain. Google Beat se présente sous la forme d’un mini journal télévisé, mettant en scène une présentatrice devant un décor semblant tout droit sorti de l’un des magasins d’un célèbre vendeur de meubles suédois. Aucune annonce n’a pour l’instant été faite concernant une éventuelle exportation de ce programme en France ou ailleurs dans le monde.Pour découvrir la vidéo (en anglais) du premier journal Google Beat : Le 2 septembre 2010 à 10:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Advice on how to prevent and be prepared for wildfires

first_imgAdvice on how to prevent and be prepared for wildfires November 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: November 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) The Burn Institute’s Executive Director, Susan Day joined Good Morning San Diego to go over some tips on wildfire prevention and preparation.From the Burn Institute’s website:– Vehicles are a leading cause of accidental wildfire.Always practice safe towing and make sure there are no dragging chains, which can throw sparks into nearby brush. Ensure that your vehicle is properly maintained, and nothing is dragging underneath your car. Regularly checking your tire pressure, as driving on an exposed wheel rim can cause dangerous sparks. Never pull over in dry grass. Hot exhaust pipes can ignite dead vegetation.– In the event a wildfire does strike, every family should have a proper evacuation plan in place:Create a list of important items that you would need to take during an evacuation including prescriptions, eyeglasses, important documents, essentials for your pets such as food and leashes, photos and anything else of value to your family. – Be sure to park your vehicle facing outwards so you have the best visibility when you have to drive away and remember to turn your headlights on when that time comes. – Know various routes out of your neighborhood, in case the usual roads become blocked. Practice driving these routes before an actual emergency occurs.- If time permits, close all windows and doors when you leave your home, remove curtains and other thin combustibles from windows, move furniture towards the center of the room and leave lights on to help firefighters see your home.For more information click here. last_img read more

Public Testimony On State Operating Budget Taken This Week

first_imgThe house will be taking public testimony as they continue to push for a final vote on the state’s annual budget in early March. They will continue taking comment from other areas of Alaska throughout Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska House of Representatives will be hearing testimony on the state operating budget throughout this week. VISIT:The Kenai Legislative Information Office on Main St Loop- at 1 p.m.CALL:If you can’t visit the Kenai Office in person call 1-907-465-4648 to obtain call-in numberEMAIL:Send written testimony to before March 3, at 1 p.m. At 1 p.m. Thursday, March 1, the House Finance Committee is scheduled to take public testimony on the state’s operating budget from the MatSu, Kenai, Homer, Ketchikan, Kodiak and Seward. last_img read more

Wilmington Sons Of Italy Invites Residents On Foxwoods Casino Bus Trip On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Sons of Italy has organized a Foxwoods Casino Bush Trip on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Any interested resident is invited to attend. The bus departs from the Fourth of July parking lot (142 Middlesex Avenue) at 7:30am. The trip costs $40. Participants will receive a $10 food voucher and $10 Keno play. To claim your spot, contact Lucille at 978-658-2650 or by March 15, 2019.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOSTPONED: Wilmington Flea Market Rescheduled From September 7 To October 19 Due To Expected StormIn “Community”Wilmington Recreation Department Announces Foxwoods TripsIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Casino Escape To FoxwoodsIn “Community”last_img read more

Retired Detective Discusses Finding Bethany

first_imgRetired Anchorage Detective Glen Klinkhart has written a true crime memoir called Finding Bethany. The story reveals the years of work it took Klinkhart and others within APD to find the killer of Bethany Correira, a young woman from Talkeetna who had moved to Anchorage for college and in 2003 was murdered by Michael Lawson, the man who managed the apartment building where she lived. Klinkhart says he also wanted to tell the stories of the dedicated people who helped solve the case in big and small ways.Download AudioApril 14th, Monday, at Little Italy Restaurant, 2300 East 88th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 5pm to 9pmApril 25th, Friday at Blue-Hollomon Art Gallery, 3555 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage, Alaska, 5pm to 9pmApril 26th, Saturday at the Anchorage Senior Center Activity Center, Giant Book Sale, 1300 East 19th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 11am to 4pmSaturday May 3rd, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Anchorage,  noon to 4pmMay 31st, Saturday, at Arctic Rose Gallery and Art Center, 423 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 3pm to 6pmlast_img read more

Hasina to lead ALs elections steering committee

first_img.Ruling Awami League on Monday announced the party’s National Elections Steering Committee for the 11th parliamentary polls.AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina has been named the chairman of the committee, said a media release signed by AL office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap.The party’s presidium member HT Imam has been named the co-chairman while general secretary Obaidul Quader will act as the member secretary of the committee.The other members of the committee are members of AL’s advisory council and its central executive council and the presidents and general secretaries of the party’s associate bodies.last_img read more

Israeli archaeologists discover signs of religion in 9000yearold city near Jerusale …

first_img Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,From Apollo 8 to SpaceIL, how to celebrate Shabbat, Ramadan and Christmas in space Tagsarchaeological sites archaeology homepage featured Israel Antiquities Authority Jacob Vardi Jerusalem Judea Judean Desert,You may also like As religious freedom summit ends, State Department announces new alliance, sanctions Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 News • Photos of the Week By: Michele Chabin Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,JERUSALEM (RNS) — The region around Jerusalem has a long history of religious practices.Those practices might date back to the Stone Age.The people who lived in a recently discovered 9,000-year-old city just outside present-day Jerusalem were likely people of faith, according to an archaeologist who co-led the excavation.“They carried out rituals and honored their deceased ancestors,” Jacob Vardi, an archaeologist who co-directed the excavation, told Religion News Service.Discovered during an exploratory dig prior to the construction of a new road 5 kilometers from Jerusalem, the city dates back to the Neolithic Period, also known as the New Stone Age. It predates the first known settlement in Jerusalem by about 3,500 years.Excavation work continues at the Motza site. Photo by Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities AuthorityThe Israel Antiquities Authority, which unveiled the site Tuesday (July 16), said 2,000 to 3,000 people lived in the ancient city, “one of the largest of its kind in the region.”This is the first time a prehistoric settlement from this time period has been discovered in central Israel.Scientists had believed “the Judea area was empty” of settlements from this time, the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a statement.“Instead of an uninhabited area from that period, we have found a complex site, where varied economic means of subsistence existed, and all this only several dozens of centimeters below the surface,” the authority said.During the 16-month excavation, archaeologists discovered large buildings, separated by well-planned alleys, used for residential and public purposes.Some of the buildings contained plaster remnants.The huge settlement from the Neolithic Period that was discovered in the archaeological excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority. Photo by Eyal Marco, Israel Antiquities AuthorityPieces of jewelry (including bracelets made of stone and mother of pearl), figurines, locally made flint axes, sickle blades, knives and thousands of arrowheads were also unearthed.Sheds held a large number of well-preserved legume seeds, something the archaeologists called “astonishing” given the amount of time that has passed.“This finding is evidence of an intensive practice of agriculture. Moreover, one can conclude from it that the Neolithic Revolution reached its summit at that point: animal bones found on the site show that the settlement’s residents became increasingly specialized in sheep-keeping, while the use of hunting for survival gradually decreased,” the antiquities authority said.A 9,000-year-old figurine, depicting a human face, found at the Motza excavation site. Photo by Clara Amit, Antiquities AuthorityVardi said the residents carefully buried their dead in designated burial locations and placed “either useful or precious objects, believed to serve the deceased” after they died, inside the graves.“We have decorated burial sites, with offerings, and we also found statuettes and figurines, which indicate they had some sort of belief, faith, rituals,” Vardi said. “We also found certain installations, special niches that might have played a role in ritual.”There were “unique” objects found in the tombs, made of as-yet-unidentified stone, and others made from volcanic glass from Anatolia (Asia Minor) – proof that the residents traded with or traveled to far-away locations.There were also seashells from both the nearby Mediterranean Sea and from the Red Sea, about 200 miles away.The archaeologists were also intrigued by the discovery of two pits, one filled with the scapula bones of cows and one with the scapula bones of pigs.“We don’t know why they kept these bones and buried them close to their homes. But we think it was an act of faith of some sort. We have a lot of data to analyze,” Vardi said.Jacob Vardi directs excavations at the ancient site near Motza, Israel. Photo by Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities AuthorityIsrael is packed with archaeological sites, both discovered and undiscovered, and requires investigative excavations to be carried out prior to the construction of roads and buildings.While the Antiquities Authority wants to preserve as much of the ancient city as possible, Amit Re’em, the IAA’s Jerusalem District archaeologist, said the authority “is aware” of the need to build another road to Jerusalem, whose infrastructure has not kept up with its growing population.In preparation for the release of the excavated area, the entire site was documented using advanced 3D technology that will enable research of every detail digitally.Re’em said “significant percentages” of the city are being preserved. The IAA is planning to build a display for those curious about the site.“At Tel Motza, an adjacent excavation, archaeological remains are being preserved for the public at large, and conservation and accessibility activities are being carried out in Tel Bet Shemesh and Tel Yarmut,” Re’em said. Vardi said the newly discovered city could not have existed in a vacuum.“The discovery changes what we thought we knew about the area. It’s a major site that must have had connections with other (undiscovered) villages. The area must have been more vibrant than we knew. The question is, where are those villages?”Jacob Vardi, left, and Hamoudi Khalaily, directors of the excavations at Motza on behalf of the Antiquities Authority. Photo by Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Michele Chabin By: Michele Chabin Share This!center_img News Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! By: Michele Chabin Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Catholicism Michele Chabin,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

Researchers conduct chemical analysis of six extremely metalpoor star candidates

first_img Explore further Extremely metal-poor stars (EMPs) are generally perceived by astronomers as the relics of the early chemical evolution of the Milky Way galaxy. They can be crucial in advancing the knowledge of the nature of the first stars that formed in the universe as their chemical composition is an important tool for constraining the nucleosynthesis in the first generation of stars.Thus, a group of scientists led by Patrick Francois of the Paris Observatory in France has performed a chemical analysis of a sample of new EMP candidates from the SDSS DR12. They chose six stars from the database and obtained medium resolution spectra of these objects utilizing the X-Shooter spectrograph at ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. The observations resulted in determining chemical abundances of these stars.”From the recent analysis of SDSS DR12 data, we have detected new extremely metal-poor candidates that have never been observed at high resolution. In this article, we report the detailed analysis of six new extremely metal-poor candidates observed with the X-Shooter spectrograph installed on Kueyen at the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) on Cerro Paranal in Chile,” the researchers wrote in the paper.Metallicity of the six studied stars ranges from -5.0 to -3.5 [Fe/H], while their effective temperature is between 6,050 and 6,530 K.The researchers found that three stars of the six described in the paper are calcium (Ca) poor. They noted that the magnesium to iron (Fe) abundance ratios of this trio also appears rather low.The authors report that five stars of the sample show abundance ratios typical for metal-poor stars in the metallicity range between -3.5 and -2.0. However, one dwarf star in the sample, designated SDSS J002314.00+030758.0 (or SDSS J0023+0307 for short), showcases abundance anomalies. The scientists found that it has remarkably high magnesium (Mg) and calcium abundances.”We can see that the star SDSS J002314.00+030758.0 stands out, revealing very high overabundances of Mg and Ca sharing this peculiarity with Keller’s star (SMSS J031300-670839.3) and to a lesser extent Depagne’s star (CS 22949-037),” the paper reads.According to the researchers, the anomalies found in SDSS J0023+0307 suggest different channels for the enrichment of the gas that formed most metal-poor stars observed today.The scientists concluded that several different astrophysical processes could be behind such anomalies in SDSS J0023+0307, which include the explosions of supernovae and very rapid rotation of stars. However, more chemical studies of extremely metal-poor stars are needed to determine the most plausible hypothesis. 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. An international team of researchers has conducted a chemical study of six new very metal-poor star candidates in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 12 (SDSS DR12). The new research, available in a paper published August 29 on the arXiv pre-print repository, could help researchers better understand the early stages of chemical evolution of the galaxy. Citation: Researchers conduct chemical analysis of six extremely metal-poor star candidates (2018, September 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Astronomers identify a mega metal-poor dwarf star X-Shooter spectra of the stars centered on the magnesium triplet. The continuum of the three spectra located in the lower part of the plot has been shifted downward for clarity. The vertical lines indicate the location of the magnesium absorption lines. Credit: Francois et al., 2018. More information: Chemical analysis of very metal-poor turn-off stars from SDSS-DR12, arXiv:1808.09918 [astro-ph.GA] most metal-poor stars are the relics of the early chemical evolution of the Galaxy. Their chemical composition is an important tool to constrain the nucleosynthesis in the first generation of stars. The aim is to observe a sample of extremely metal-poor star (EMP stars) candidates selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 12 (SDSS DR12) and determine their chemical composition. We obtain medium resolution spectra of a sample of six stars using the X-Shooter spectrograph at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and we used ATLAS models to compute the abundances. Five stars of the sample have a metallicity [Fe/H] between -2.5 dex and -3.2 dex. We confirm the recent discovery of SDSS J002314.00+030758.0. As a star with an extremely low [Fe/H] ratio. Assuming the alpha-enhancement [Ca/Fe]=+0.4 dex, we obtain [Fe/H]=-6.1 dex. We could also determine its magnesium abundance and found that this star exhibits a very high ratio [Mg/Fe] >= +3.60~dex assuming [Fe/H] = -6.13 dex. We determined the carbon abundance and found A(C)=6.4 dex. From this carbon abundance, this stars belongs to the lower band of the A(C)-[Fe/H] diagram. © 2018 Phys.orglast_img read more

Tusker terror One killed one injured in separate attacks

first_imgKolkata: A 60-year-old man was trampled to death by an elephant at Ratanpur area of Narayangarh in West Midnapore on Tuesday. In a separate incident, another victim was injured in the attack of an elephant at Belda in the same district.Police said that the deceased, Bholanath Singh (60), a resident of Ratanpur area, was going inside the forest when a tusker suddenly appeared before him. The victim tried to flee but failed to do so. The wild tusker trampled him. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsWhen some of his family members went searching for him, they found the victim lying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.According to a district forest official, a herd of elephants entered the Ratanpur forest area on Monday night. After being informed, the Forest department officials reached the spot to drive away the elephants. The local villagers were also cautioned not to enter the forest. The district forest official said that some elephants were also roaming free at Belda area of the district. Another person, identified as Suren Singh, a resident of Podiachak area of Belda, received injuries in an elephant attack. He was taken to the Belda Village Primary Health Centre. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe Forest department has assured compensation to the family members of the deceased. They have started a search operation to drive the wild animals into the core forest.Despite several initiatives taken by the Forest department, the incidents of elephants entering areas of human habitation continues unabated.The state Forest department has already introduced a specially equipped vehicle, ‘Airavat’ in forest adjoining areas of the districts, to prevent the wild tuskers from entering into areas of human habitation. ‘Airavat’ is a big van equipped with tranquilisers, rifles, hooters, public address systems, four halogen lights and chains.last_img read more

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first_img 3 min read One surefire way to predict the hottest industries of the future is to look at where businesses are hiring now.Using that logic, we are on the precipice of an explosion of 3D-printing-related Android mobile-phone applications. That’s according to an analysis of over 270,000 contract, part-time positions listed on the job website the first quarter of 2014, the number of Android developer jobs listed on topped the number of iPhone developer jobs. While iPhones are still exceptionally popular in the developed world, devices that run Google’s Android platform “are growing like wildfire” in the developing world, the report says. Lower-cost Apple iPhones were an attempt to combat this competition, though they have largely been met with lukewarm response.Related: The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)Android developer jobs first outpaced iPhone developer jobs midway through last year and the trend has not slowed down. In the first three months of 2014, there were 11,141 Android developer jobs listed on That’s a 34 percent increase from the previous quarter. Meanwhile, the number of iPhone jobs listed on in the first quarter was 10,207, up 32 percent from the quarter prior. Another major driver in Internet-related jobs posted on in the first quarter of 2014 was 3-D printing. The number of 3-D rendering jobs listed on the platform was 2,784, a 44 percent surge from the previous quarter. 3-D animation jobs and 3-D modeling jobs jumped 36 percent and 35 percent, respectively, during the same time.As 3-D printers get less expensive and become an integral part of entrepreneurs’ prototyping process, the hope is that they’ll soon be on the desks and in the homes of individual consumers. “Tech retailers are salivating at the thought of affordable 3-D printers under Christmas trees when the 2014 Holiday season arrives,” the report says.Related: 3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More NimbleThe third trend sited was mobile phone jobs, which numbered 13,340 in the first three months of 2014, a more than 35 percent gain from the prior quarter. The already hot mobile phone industry was given an extra boost with the viral success of mobile games like Candy Crush and Flappy Bird., the maker of the addictive smartphone game Candy Crush, just went public last month, though its performance has been rocky.Also hot in the first quarter of this year were jobs to support content marketing, or advertising by attracting potential consumers with interesting information related to a particular topic. Ghostwriting jobs surged almost 42 percent and copywriting jobs jumped 18 percent, the report said.Finally, as businesses seek to outsource organizational and operational tasks so that full-time employees can focus on core tasks, there has been an increase in demand for freelance accountants, sales professionals, business analysts and virtual assistants. Accounting jobs on jumped 27 percent in the first quarter of 2014 while virtual assistant jobs rose by 13 percent and sales jobs rose almost 21 percent.The full report on Internet-related jobs posted on can be found here. Related: From Relic to Beacon: Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets New Life as Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Hub Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 14, 2014center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

Etihad withdraws from Skytrax

first_imgEtihad Airways has formally announced its decision to withdraw from Skytrax, including Skytrax World Airline Awards and the Skytrax Audit, amidst a disagreement regarding the way airlines are rated. Although the airline has not elaborated further on its decision, it stressed that the measurement of customer satisfaction and feedback is important to Etihad Airways with the airline undertaking comprehensive monthly industry research and surveys to monitor customer satisfaction in order to continually improve its products and services. The move has come as a major surprise as just last year, the airline praised Skytrax as “a global benchmark for airline excellence because they go straight to the source – the traveller,” now sparking debate in the industry over the value of such award systems, The National reported. A statement from Etihad said the decision was made to leave the aviation industry’s biggest awards scheme after the airline carried out a review of the ratings criteria and measurement of the Skytrax Airline Rating System. Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more

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first_imgAs individuals make their way through the industry and companies merge, keep watch on the important highlights in this activity update.Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A., an integrated service provider and marketplace for the real estate and mortgage industries, has announced the appointment of a new leader for a recently developed role, which was created to provide greater advancements to the digital real estate industry. Marcello Mastioni joins Altisource’s executive team as President, Real Estate Marketplace in the company’s international headquarters located in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. As the number of consumers and investors using online tools to buy and sell homes, Mastioni’s role takes on the responsibilities of driving growth by focusing on digital experience and strategy across the company’s platforms, including the real estate focused marketplaces of and Hubzu. _______________________________________________________________________________________Wednesday, IndiSoft, a technology development firm that specializes in systems for the financial services industry, announced Camillo Melchiorre as President, focusing on the firm’s sales and marketing efforts. Sanjeev Dahiwadkar, who previously held the roles of President and CEO, will not be available to concentrate on IndiSoft’s strategic direction as CEO. Prior to this position, Melchiorre served as President and CEO of HLP, a company powered by IndiSoft’s RxOffice. Before HLP, he held the position of SVP of Loss Management at Radian Group, Inc., where he managed losses during the financial crisis with new systems, operations, and loss mitigation strategy._______________________________________________________________________________________LenderLive Document Services, a LenderLive Services LLC company, recently announced thatFannie Mae and Freddie Mac have certified their Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) XML file as meeting all UCD requirements months ahead of the September 25 deadline for meeting all UCD certification and delivery requirements. After undergoing detailed, extensive testing protocol to make sure the UCD XML file met all GSE requirements to deliver data and documents in a GSE acceptable format, the LenderLive UCD XML file is now able to embed and deliver closing disclosures as associated data to the borrower. They will also prepare the UCD with seller data as part of the 2018 requirement._______________________________________________________________________________________Black Knight Financial Services Inc., an integrated technology, data, and analytics company, announced that LoanCare signed a seven-year renewal to continue using Black Knight’s LoanSphere MSP, which is its end-to-end servicing system. LoanCare, a national full-service residential subservicing and ServiceLink company, uses LoanSphere MSP to help reduce the costs, resources, and potential regulatory risks associated with operating multiple systems and is currently uses the system to service over 30 million active loans. LoanCare also uses other Black Knight servicing solutions to assist servicers with managing bankruptcy processes, including, LoanSphere Bankruptcy, and LoanSphere Foreclosure._______________________________________________________________________________________Independent Settlement Services, a Pittsburgh-based appraisal and title management services firm serving the real estate finance industry, announced last week it will enhance its valuation products with Value Report, an automated property valuation with an instant automated valuation model (AVM) that combines the data and algorithms of Independent Settlement Services and HouseCanary. The collaboration is a result of an increased demand for accurate property valuations, according to Independent Settlement Services. August 17, 2017 515 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Eye on the Industry 2017-08-17 Brianna Gilpinlast_img read more

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