Plus 500 shares fall as lucky customers hurt revenue

first_img Share The firm said that due to customer gains, it expects the trading results to have a neutral effect on its overall business.  Show Comments ▼ David Zruia, Plus 500 interim chief executive, said: “We are pleased the business has continued to generate record levels of customer income, added over 100,000 new customers so far in [the second quarter] and has materially grown the net client deposits balance to almost half a billion dollars.”  Monday 8 June 2020 2:25 pm However, Plus 500’s shares fell eight per cent to 1,115p as he added that Plus 500 expects annual revenue to be in line with expectations. Zruia said trading gains from customers reduced overall revenue to around $102.5m for the quarter. This compared to what former chief executive Asaf Elimelech described as “exceptional” revenues of $316.6m for the last quarter. Elimelech announced his departure at the end of April.  whatsapp Unlike other platforms that act as middlemen for customer bets on financial markets, Plus 500 markets itself for its own customers. This means the broker can lose money if customers bet correctly more frequently than incorrectly.  Also Read: Plus 500 shares fall as lucky customers dent coronavirus revenue Poppy Wood The coronavirus crisis has lured dormant traders to return to the markets as stock vulnerability for companies around the world tempted traders to try and cash in on the crisis.  whatsappcenter_img The Israel-based company attributed the results to “significant numbers of news customers”, as it welcomed 100,574 new traders over the past three months, ahead of expectations. This added to the 83,000 new customers the company attracted in the last quarter, as the coronavirus crisis began to upset markets across the globe. 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Online trading platform Plus 500 has reported record levels of customer activity in the second quarter and welcomed more than 100,000 new traders amid market volatility caused by the coronavirus crisis. “This performance reflects the benefits of the group’s best-in-class platform, which has enabled it to continue to achieve exceptional user growth, and undoubtedly take share,” analysts at Liberum said. “This dynamic, combined with the quality of these users, bodes extremely well for the medium-term, as demonstrated by the tripling in net client deposits since year-end. This outlook leaves us remaining confident in our FY20 estimates despite the negative move in customer trading income seen in recent weeks as markets have rallied.” Plus 500 also said it had seen heightened activity from existing customers, contributing to an increase in net client deposits, which currently stand at $488.4m. This marks a 300 per cent increase in client deposits since the start of the year.  The spreadbetting platform, which allows customers to bet on whether a share price will rise or fall, today announced record revenue from customer income of $249m (£196.2m) in the latest quarter.   Also Read: Plus 500 shares fall as lucky customers dent coronavirus revenue by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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A deep dive into Eli Lilly’s tantalizing Alzheimer’s drug data

first_img @adamfeuerstein Here is some analysis and perspective, not to mention a few burning questions, about the Phase 2 data Eli Lilly disclosed on its experimental Alzheimer’s therapy donanemab on Saturday.STAT earlier asked five independent scientists involved in Alzheimer’s research about the study; unsurprisingly, their opinions were quite mixed, with the data representing a Rorschah test for their views on Alzheimer’s drug development. The study was also published in the New England Journal of Medicine. [email protected] National Institute on Aging/NIH @matthewherper Senior Writer, Medicine, Editorial Director of Events Matthew covers medical innovation — both its promise and its perils. A deep dive into Eli Lilly’s tantalizing Alzheimer’s drug data Adam Feuerstein STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. By Adam Feuerstein and Matthew Herper March 15, 2021 Reprints What is it? About the Authors Reprintscenter_img Matthew Herper GET STARTED [email protected] What’s included? Biotech Log In | Learn More Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Tags biotechnologySTAT+last_img read more

All of this weekend’s CCFL soccer fixtures

first_img Community WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Under 19 Division:Tullamore Town v Mullingar AthWillow Park v Kinnegad JuniorsTemple Villa v Edenderry TownO’Neill’s LFA Junior Cup First Round:Ballymahon v Rosemount MulveyTullamore Town v Allenwood CelticDivision 1:Gaels Utd v Camlin UtdGrange Utd v UCL HarpsCastlepollard Celtic v Colmcille CelticDynamoe Rooskey v Moydow FCSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23First named teams at home and all games at 11.00 unless stated otherwiseO’Neills LFA Junior Cup 1st Round: WhatsApp All of this weekend’s CCFL soccer fixtures Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Horseleap Utd v Baldoyle  UtdMountmellick Utd v East Wall RoversWillow Park v Arklow CelticStradbally Town v Darndale FCEvergreen FC V FC Killoe; 2.00Balllinahown A v  Caragh CelticClara Town A v Derry Rovers ASt. Brendans Utd v Birr TownSenior Division:Monksland Utd A v Mullingar AthleticDivision 1:Gallen Utd v Highfield UtdTowerhill Rovers v Rosenallis AWalsh Island Shamrocks v Mullingar TownCoolraine v Clonaslee UtdDivision 2St. Carthages Athletic v GentexO’Moore FC V Stradbally TownClonown Rovers v Geashill UtdDivision 3:Raharney Utd v Ballinahown BBBC Utd v St AengusCloneygowan Celtic v Banagher UtdDerry Rovers B v Kinnegad JuniorsDivision 4:St. Cormacs Athletic v Clonmore UtdMountmellick Celtic v Kenagh UtdAbbeyleix Athletic v MaryboroughRiverside FC v Clara Town BIdle Monksland, RosenallisWomens Division:Bealnamulla v Mullingar Athletic; 2.00Killeigh v Willow ParkClara Town v Birr TownSEE ALSO – Round up of all Sunday’s CCFL soccer action By Aedín Dunne – 17th September 2018 Council center_img Facebook It’s another busy week of CCFL soccer action with a number of games down for leagues and cups.SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22First named teams at home and all games at 2:30pm unless stated otherwiseUnder 17 Division:Emo Celtic v MullingarMullingar Ath B v Horseleap UtdClara Town v Rosenallis Twitter Previous articleLatest football Team of the Week as finals and semi finals come into focusNext articlePortlaoise with highest job gains in Ireland outside of Cork and Dublin Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. Community Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Home Sport Soccer All of this weekend’s CCFL soccer fixtures SportSoccer New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

Morneau Shepell introduces online marketplace for group retirement benefits

first_img “Our retiree marketplace was designed with these needs in mind,” he explains. “Organizations can reduce the financial and administrative burden of traditional post-retirement benefits, while offering their retirees choice and competitive options with trusted insurance providers in an easy-to-use online marketplace.” The marketplace will be open to clients of Morneau Shepell who want to ensure their employees have access to health and life coverage as they transition into retirement, and for clients who want to provide their existing retirees with choice vs traditional retiree benefit plans. It will feature a range of medical, travel, dental, and life insurance group plans, designed specifically for retirees and provided in association with Canadian insurance companies such as Winnipeg-based Great-West Life Assurance Co., Windsor, Ont.-based Green Shield Canada and Moncton-based Medavie Blue Cross. The program will offer guaranteed acceptance to medical, dental and travel plans upon enrollment and will include telephone access to a team of experts. “Given that traditional retiree health benefits can cost 20% or more than the same benefits for full-time employees,” states Morneau Shepell’s announcement, “the aging population presents an obvious challenge for organizations that provide retiree benefits today, and for those that do not have a post-retirement benefits strategy for their growing aging workforce.” What the consolidation of Great-West’s life insurance businesses will mean for advisors Keywords Group benefits plans Related news Great-West Lifeco consolidating brands in Canada under Canada Life banner Hub acquires Calgary-based brokerage Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto-based Morneau Shepell Inc. will launch Canada’s first online marketplace of health and life insurance benefits later this year, which will allow retired workers to compare group plans across multiple insurance providers. The tool will be an asset to companies that provide post-retirement access to health and life insurance coverage to employees and their former employees, who look to their employers for support in continued benefits coverage, says David Bassin, managing partner of Canadian benefits administration at Morneau Shepell, through a statement released on Thursday. Tessie Sanci Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CLIEDIS names two new members to its executive committee

first_img Shift to electronic disclosure will take time CLIEDIS reports progress on eData initiative Keywords Electronic recordsCompanies CLIEDIS — Canadian Life Insurance EDI Standards Bobbisue Edmondson, vice president of operations at Woodbridge, Ont.-based Hub Financial Inc., and Al Knight, department leader of operations and service operations at Edward Jones in Mississauga, Ont., are the committee’s most recent additions. “I am sure they will bring tremendous value to the CLIEDIS organization with their participation on the committee,” says Julie Parrott, executive director of CLIEDIS, in a statement. “Their organizations, HUB Financial and Edward Jones have been strong advocates for standardized data exchange for the Canadian life insurance industry and the work that CLIEDIS does.” CLIEDIS is the life insurance industry’s not-for-profit organization responsible for advancing electronic data exchange, and its executive committee is made up of executives from the Canadian life and health insurance industry. Photo copyright: everythingpossible/123RF Related news Firms increasingly adopting electronic data feeds to track insurance policies CLIEDIS reports progress on eData Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Tessie Sanci The Thornhill, Ont.-based Canadian Life Insurance EDI Standards (CLIEDIS) association announced on Thursday that it’s welcoming two new members to its executive committee. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Portland Communities Respond to Clean-Up Initiative

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Work was carried out in several communities in Portland on the week-end, in response to Prime Minister Bruce Golding’s call for a national clean-up of post- Hurricane Dean debris, on September 29 and 30.Most of the work was done in the area between Long Bay and Manchioneal, where most of the hurricane devastation occurred on August 19.Among the tasks undertaken were the cleaning-up of roadways, the collection of garbage along the roadways, the removal of debris, the clearing of blocked drains, and the cleaning-up of beaches.The effort was fully supported by the National Works Agency (NWA), the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), and many organizations and persons who made available well needed heavy equipment, including tractors and backhoes.Prime Minister Golding toured the area on Saturday (September 29), to observe the work in progress.Mr. Golding, who was accompanied by Kingsley Thomas, Co-ordinator of the National Clean-up Project, visited work sites in Manchioneal and Long Bay, and was briefed about the nature of the work being done, and the dislocation caused by the infrastructural damage done to the areas by the hurricane.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Thomas said he was satisfied with the response the effort has received in Portland, and that similar feedback had come from other parishes.Mr. Thomas said the campaign was very important for community and national development, and expressed gratitude to everyone who participated in the initiative. Also speaking to the JIS News were several persons who participated in the clean-up exercise. They expressed delight at being a part of the initiative, and gave the assurance that they would work to complete any project left unfinished at the end of the two days. Portland Communities Respond to Clean-Up Initiative UncategorizedOctober 1, 2007 RelatedPortland Communities Respond to Clean-Up Initiative RelatedPortland Communities Respond to Clean-Up Initiativecenter_img RelatedPortland Communities Respond to Clean-Up Initiative Advertisementslast_img read more

Powerhouse precinct redevelopment concept designs revealed

first_imgPowerhouse precinct redevelopment concept designs revealed Concept designs for the new Powerhouse precinct redevelopment can now be viewed by the community, reflecting the feedback of more than 500 people who shared their ideas and thoughts late last year.Council in November asked residents what they’d like to see included in the Powerhouse precinct redevelopment, as well as whether they agreed with some of the ideas being considered, triggering a strong response from the community.There were also meetings with a range of different community and stakeholder groups to ensure a thorough understanding of the site and how it could be used.After collating all of this feedback the following broad priorities emerged:improved public toiletsoutdoor seating and shaded covered areaflexible indoor and outdoor spaces for performances, community events and workshopsfood and beverageThe feedback also shaped the concept designs which can now be viewed at Mayor Jason Modica said it was vitally important to continue working closely with the community throughout the project, inviting residents to provide their feedback on the new concept designs.“Firstly, a big thank you must go out to those who took the time and effort to think about what they’d like the Powerhouse precinct to look like, and then providing us with this feedback,” Cr Modica said.“At the end of the day, this precinct is for our community, whether it be enjoying it throughout the year, or the further economic benefits the riverfront precinct will generate for our community through the visitor numbers it attracts.”The Mayor said feedback on the concept designs is about ensuring the big ideas for the site are in line with what the community would like to see.“These concept designs provide us with a broad idea of how the site may look. It’s about making the most of the site and aligning it with the community’s priorities, looking at major components, areas and uses,” Cr Modica said.“Once we have these finalised, the minor details, such as finishes, materials and other important aspects, can be refined later.“We need to get the foundations right, which is why we’re again asking for the community’s help by providing feedback on these concept designs.”Residents can provide their feedback by visiting Council’s Have Your Say page at and clicking on the ‘Powerhouse precinct concept designs’. The page features the concept designs, as well as a quick and easy online survey for residents to provide their feedback.Feedback can be provided until Friday 29 January. This information will then be used to refine the design of the precinct before construction starts mid-year.Cr Modica said the Powerhouse precinct was at the heart of the second stage of the riverfront redevelopment.“We’ve already seen what can happen by capitalising on our region’s most valuable natural asset – the Murray River – through the first stage of the riverfront redevelopment, which has attracted more than three million people since it was established,” he said“The second stage of this redevelopment, based around the Powerhouse precinct, will be equally transformative and complete our city’s connection to the riverfront and the raft of benefits it will bring our community.”Early work has already started on some components of the Powerhouse precinct, including a new footpath near the Jaycee Park car park, which will link the car park area to the Powerhouse. This will provide safe access for pedestrians, prams and wheelchairs.Council is also in ongoing discussions with existing users in the immediate area, including the operators of Shippy’s Café de Caravan, which is likely to transition into the vibrant precinct redevelopment.The Powerhouse precinct redevelopment is jointly funded through the Victorian Government’s Crisis Committee of Cabinet Infrastructure Stimulus Fund ($5 million), the Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund ($500,000) and Council ($500,000). /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). 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All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Cabinet, car, caravan, community, council, crisis, food, Government, heart, infrastructure, local council, Mildura, Mildura Rural City Council, murray river, online, project, survey, Victorialast_img read more

Excellent family sedans that are gentle on the wallet

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement See More Videos Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $28,749Ford Canada Incentive*: $5,000Unhaggle Savings: $750Total Savings: $5,750Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,740Total Before Tax: $24,739The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid was carried over — the 2017 got a minor makeover. While the drivetrain is different, the rest of the Hybrid’s makeup will be familiar to anyone who has sat in a Fusion. The key difference is found in dual LCD screens in the instrument cluster. It has a number of different modes and includes MyView, which extends the level of customization and is controlled through steering wheel-mounted switchgear. The right-side cluster even grows leaves — it is aimed at coaching the driver to get the best fuel economy. There are no complaints with rear seat space, although the trunk shrinks from 453L to 340L to accommodate the battery.The Ford Fusion Hybrid S is powered by a 2.0L, Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, electric motor and a 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack; the gasoline side delivers 141 horsepower and 129 lb.-ft. of torque. Ford only lists a net system horsepower: 188 hp. It drives the front wheels through an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. As is a common complaint, hard acceleration elicits a long, drawn-out  drone until the vehicle reaches speed, and it takes 10 seconds to reach 100 km/h. However, most potential customers will be able to look past this, given the fuel economy — a 5.6 L/100 km combined rating, which is very good.Where the Fusion does not cede anything to its regular counterpart is the ride and handling. The steering is sharp and direct, and there is minimal body roll. Unfortunately, the brake pedal mirrors that of other hybrids. It is artificial and mushy to the feel. Likewise, if you want the latest safety technologies, it mandates moving up a model and adding options — to the tune of $5,050 on the 2017 Hybrid SE!The Ford Fusion Hybrid S CVT carries a generous $5,750 discount and a price of $24,739.2017 Toyota Camry SECreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Toyota Camry SE Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $26,580Toyota Canada Incentive*: $885Unhaggle Savings: $500Total Savings: $1,385Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,830Total Before Tax: $27,025The Toyota Camry soldiers on, doing what it has always done best — it’s a comfortable daily driver and arrives with one of the most accommodating back seats in the segment. Regardless of whether it is running errands or hauling the family across the country, it works. The seats are comfortable and the cabin is nicely attired, if uninspired. It also arrives with a 436-litre trunk.As with Fusion blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alerts, pre-collision assist, lane departure warning and auto high beams require moving up to the XLE V6 to get the lot. None are available on the featured SE model.The SE gets its motivation from a 2.5L four-cylinder that makes 178 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque — not exactly inspiring numbers, and that shows up in the acceleration times: 9.7 seconds to 100 km/h. It is also somewhat thirsty for a four-cylinder, with an average of 8.6 L/100 km. That aside, it works well and remains quiet and civilized even when worked hard. The six-speed automatic is sharp to shift and quick to downshift, which helps to make the SE feel faster than the clock says.Where the Camry was once famed for its comfortable ride and marginal handling, the SE brings a far sportier setup. The recalibrated springs, shocks and anti-roll bars, plus keener steering, gives the Camry much better handling characteristics.The Toyota Camry SE has an Unhaggle savings of $1,835 and a pre-tax price of $27,025.Compare them side by sideThe Acura ILX (2016) is rated as good in all tests, earns a Top Safety Pick+ and a superior rating for forward crash avoidance. The child seat anchors (LATCH) are rated as acceptable. The 2016 Ford Fusion S Hybrid gets a good rating in all tests except the small front overlap test, where it is ranked as acceptable. However, both the LATCH and headlights are rated as marginal, and forward crash avoidance is basic. The Toyota Camry SE gets good ratings and a Top Safety Pick+, but gets a marginal score for headlights, and acceptable for LATCH.There are no recalls for the 2017 Acura ILX or Toyota Camry SE. The Ford Fusion has a Transport Canada recall for the fuel tank: “Improperly manufactured fuel tanks have thin walls that may crack if the vehicle is involved in a crash, which could result in a fuel leak.”The anticipated resale value of these three cars in 2021 after being driven 20,000 km/year is $9,930 for the Acura ILX Tech and $6,240 for the Ford Fusion Hybrid S. There is no estimate for the 2017 Toyota Camry SE yet, but the 2016 SE carries an average resale of $8,340.There are lots of reasons to like each of these three Unhaggle cars, as each brings something to the table. However, the hot Unhaggle deal is the Toyota Camry. It has been a perennial favourite for many reasons, notably its reliability and reputation. This continues, but with a newfound degree of sportiness in the case of the SE. *Manufacturer incentive displayed is for cash purchases and may differ if leasing or financing. For more information on purchasing any of these vehicles or others, please visit While data is accurate at time of publication, pricing and incentives may be updated or discontinued by individual dealers or manufacturers at any time. Typically, manufacturer incentives expire at the end of every month. Vehicle availability is also subject to change based on market conditions. Unhaggle Savings is a proprietary estimate of expected discount in addition to manufacturer incentive based on actual savings by Unhaggle customers. Taxes are extra and vary by province. On the safety front, the Tech gets the important technologies — blind spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert to go along with forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning and lane keep assist. Rain-sensing wipers are also part of the package.Power for the ILX comes from a 2.4L four-cylinder that puts forward 201 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. The initial launch is a tad slow, but once the power is flowing the combination is quick, running to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds. It also delivers an average fuel economy of 8.2 L/100 km in the process. The engine drives the front wheels through an eight-speed twin-clutch transmission that brings snappy shifts and rev-matching on downshifts.The suspension balances the need for handling with the desire for ride comfort. Some have noted the ILX is a little too firm, but only those shopping for a cushy ride will find this the case. The upside is the distinct lack of body roll and the response to steering input.The Acura ILX Tech has a pre-tax price of $31,620 after a total discount of $4,155.2016 Ford Fusion S Hybrid CVTCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22016 Ford Fusion Hybrid The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSAcuraCamryFordFusionILXToyotaSedanNew Car DealsNew Car DealsNew VehiclesAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleFord FusionFord Motor CompanyGraeme FletcherHybrid VehiclesPassenger CarsScience and TechnologyTechnologyToyota CamryTransport CanadaUnhaggle.comcenter_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Trending in Canada On the last three Fridays of every month, Graeme Fletcher combines manufacturers’ incentives from with resale value, dependability and overall ratings to find you the best deal for your money in new cars. This week, we look at family sedans. The hot deals for November are on the 2017 Acura ILX Tech, 2016 Ford Fusion S Hybrid CVT and 2017 Toyota Camry SE.2017 Acura ILX TechCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Acura ILX Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 From top left, clockwise: Acura ILX, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion Hybrid Trending Videos Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $33,590Acura Canada Incentive*: $2,655Unhaggle Savings: $1,500Total Savings: $4,155Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $2,185Total Before Tax: $31,620The 2017 Acura ILX carries over from last year. In this case that’s not such a bad thing as it was reworked for 2016. The featured Tech model arrives with plenty of equipment, including leather seating, navigation and a decent sound system. Move rearward and there is decent legroom as long as the front seats are not fully back, and a 438-litre trunk. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Novel CU Experiment Helps Explain Charged Dust In The Vacuum Of Space

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A small layer of dust suspended several feet above the moon’s surface that was first photographed by the Lunar Surveyor spacecraft in the 1960s and later observed by Apollo astronauts has been a puzzle to some planetary scientists.But a University of Colorado at Boulder research team is on the verge of explaining the odd dust phenomenon, which also may occur on asteroids, the rings of planets and even around spacecraft. The new results can help explain dust transport on the surface of the moon, said CU-Boulder doctoral student and experiment team member Amanda Sickafoose. The research also may help scientists mitigate problems related to the contamination of spacecraft, scientific instruments and space suits by dust as NASA contemplates future missions to the moon and Mars. Researchers have assumed the lunar dust levitation is caused by ultraviolet photons from the sun ejecting electrons from isolated grains of dust, giving each a positive charge. The same radiation also is thought to be knocking electrons off the moon’s surface rocks, causing the electrons to bounce upward and negatively charge dust grains near the surface, said CU-Boulder physics Professor Scott Robertson.The end result is thought to be that negatively charged dust particles fall back to the surface while a small belt of positively charged particles float several feet above the surface. The positively charged particles are thought to be held in place in a layer less than a foot across by gravitational forces pulling the particles toward the moon’s surface and the repelling force of the positively charged moon.The team from CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics designed an experiment to confirm the first step of the theory that included dropping individual, pepper grain-sized particles of zinc, copper and graphite through an evacuated chamber illuminated by UV light from an arc lamp. The grains fell about a foot into a device known as a Faraday cup, which directly measured the electrical charge of each grain.Each dust particle received roughly the amount of positive charge the research team expected, said Robertson. In a follow-up experiment, a zirconium plate was placed near the falling grains to simulate the effect of moon rocks emitting photoelectrons. That experiment produced negatively charged dust particles, as expected, said Sickafoose.A paper on the subject was published in the June 26 issue of Physical Review Letters. The paper was authored by Sickafoose and LASP Research Associates Joshua Colwell, Mihaly Horanyi and Robertson.”The original theory seemed to satisfy most planetary scientists when it was proposed some time ago,” said Robertson, also a research associate at CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. “But no one seems to have bothered to do a rigorous experimental check.”The LASP team’s final goal is to simulate the effect of floating dust by levitating particles over a substrate simulating the moon’s surface in the laboratory, said Sickafoose, who is pursuing a doctorate in the astrophysical and planetary sciences department. “By understanding how and why these dust particles charge, scientists can find ways to better protect telescope lenses, spacecraft instruments and astronauts from the negative effects of charged space dust,” she said.The experiments were devised after CU researchers modified an apparatus originally assembled at CU-Boulder by University of Northern Colorado faculty member Bob Walch several years ago. “CU-Boulder is one of the few places in the country that has the equipment necessary to carry out these type of experiments,” said Sickafoose. Published: July 11, 2000 last_img read more

CU-Boulder Chancellor Peterson Lauds Nomination Of CU Legal Counsel Christine Arguello To The Federal Bench

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson today praised the White House’s nomination of Christine Arguello to fill a vacancy on the bench of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.Arguello, chief legal counsel for CU-Boulder since 2006, was named by President Bush Thursday for one of three vacancies on the federal court. She is a 1977 graduate of CU-Boulder (with special honors) and a 1980 Harvard Law School graduate. She was the first Latina from Colorado admitted to Harvard’s law school, the first Latina deputy attorney general in Colorado history and the first Hispanic partner – male or female – in one of Colorado’s “big four” law firms, Denver’s prestigious Holland & Hart”Christine Arguello is one of CU’s most accomplished alumni and one of the finest public servants with whom I have had the honor to serve,” said Peterson. “As chief legal counsel for CU-Boulder, our entire campus community has benefitted from her principled approach to legal issues. Should her nomination to the bench be affirmed, our federal courts will profit from the fruits of her abundant wisdom, vast experience and unparalleled ethics.”Arguello’s name was submitted to the White House by both of Colorado’s U.S. Senators, Ken Salazar, a Democrat, and Wayne Allard, a Republican. Arguello served as chief deputy attorney general for Colorado under Salazar.She has held a full tenured professorship in law at the University of Kansas and has taught at both the University of Colorado and University of Denver law schools.”I am greatly humbled to be considered by the president and nominated by Colorado’s two United States Senators for this judgeship,” said Arguello. “To serve on the federal bench would be the pinnacle of my professional career and a personal honor without measure, though I would certainly miss all of my friends and colleagues at CU, my cherished alma mater.”Arguello Bio:Christine Arguello is a Colorado native who was born in Thatcher and grew up in Buena Vista, Colorado. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she graduated with Special Honors, was number 1 in her class, and was selected Outstanding Senior of the School of Education class of 1977. In 1977, she became the first Latina from Colorado to be admitted to Harvard University School of Law. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 1980, where she served as Articles Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review.Since April of 2006, Ms. Arguello has been the Managing Senior Associate Counsel at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she leads a team responsible for advising the campus on legal issues and assists in the development and implementation of campus policies and long-term strategic plans. Prior to joining CU, Ms. Arguello was a Partner at the law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP where she practiced creditors’ rights law and commercial litigation, with special emphasis on employment law, including internal investigations of employment discrimination and sexual harassment.Ms. Arguello has also had experience in both academia and government sector work. In June of 1991, Ms. Arguello left the practice of law to become an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law where she assumed responsibility for teaching and directing the School’s Trial Advocacy Program and for teaching bankruptcy and contract law. In 1996, Ms. Arguello was honored for her exceptional teaching efforts and abilities when she was the first law professor to ever be awarded one of the most prestigious teaching awards given by the University of Kansas – the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. In April of 1998, she was granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Full Professor by the University of Kansas. Ms. Arguello is the co-author of a casebook, Evidence: The Objection Method, which is used in numerous law schools around the country. In January of 1999, Ms. Arguello left academia to join Ken Salazar’s new administration in the Colorado Attorney General’s office. From November 1, 2000 through December 31, 2002, Ms. Arguello served as Chief Deputy Attorney General where, in addition to being the chief advisor to the Attorney General, she was responsible for the administration of the Office of the Attorney General, including budget and expenditures, personnel, information services, security, crisis control, and policy.Ms. Arguello is actively involved in the Denver metro community and most recently was appointed as Vice Chair of the Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation, the Stapleton Development Corporation, and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. Ms. Arguello has received numerous honors and awards during her career including:• “Scouting . . . Vale La Pena!” Service Award, Denver Area Boy Scout Council (2007)• Qwest Diversity Trailblazer Individual of the Year, Rocky Mountain Legal Diversity Summit (2007).• University of Colorado at Boulder Hispanic Alumni Association Leadership Award (2007).• University of Colorado at Boulder Distinguished Alumnus Award (2002).• The Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Fiesta Colorado Hispanic Pioneer Award (2001).• The Colorado Women’s Bar Association’s Mary Lathrop Award, honoring women trailblazers (2000).• The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s Outstanding Hispanic Attorney Award (1999).Leading by example, Ms. Arguello has blazed many trails for the next generation of Latinos. Among the lists of “firsts” for her are:• In 1977, Ms. Arguello graduated from CU-Boulder with special honors. She was the top graduate in her class and was selected as Outstanding Senior of her CU School of Education class.• Also in 1977, Ms. Arguello became the first Colorado Latina to be admitted into Harvard University Law School.• In 1988, when she was voted a partner at the law firm of Holland & Hart, Ms. Arguello became the first Hispanic – male or female – to be promoted to partner at one of the “big four” Colorado law firms.• In 2000, Ms. Arguello became the first Hispanic chief deputy attorney general for the state of Colorado under Ken Salazar, now a United States senator.Ms. Arguello has been married for more than 34 years to Ron Arguello, a Pueblo native, CU Alum, and elementary school teacher. They are the proud parents of four children – Ronnie (also a CU alum), age 23, Tiffany, age 18, Jennifer, age 13, and Kenny, age 10. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: July 10, 2008 last_img read more