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Excel’s first ETFs to begin trading next week

first_img Mississauga, Ont.-based Excel Funds Management Inc., a mutual fund provider specializing in emerging markets, announced on Thursday that the firm expects its two new ETFs to be available for trading next week. Regulatory authorities have approved the final prospectus for Excel Global Balanced Asset Allocation ETF and Excel Global Growth Asset Allocation ETF, and the units are conditionally approved for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 17. The investment objective of Excel Global Balanced Asset Allocation ETF is to seek a targeted annul return of 2.5 percentage points over the Bank of Canada’s (BoC) overnight lending rate during a rolling two- to three-year period, before fees. The ETF targets volatility in a range of 4% to 6% for the same period. Excel Global Growth Asset Allocation ETF has a targeted return in excess of five percentage points over the BoC overnight lending rate for a rolling three- to five-year period before fees, while targeting volatility in a range of 8% to 9%. Excel is the first Canadian fund manager to leverage the expertise and proprietary mathematical models of Alken Asset Management of London, England. The firm’s subsidiary, Cabestan Quant Research Ltd., uses sophisticated quantitative models to make asset allocation decisions and manage risk. The two ETFs will be dynamically rebalanced to meet the defined risk and return targets. Photo copyright: rvlsoft/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img rvlsoft/123RF Jade Hemeon last_img read more

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Fresh Finds: Roan Mills sourdough bread

first_imgHomeNewsFresh Finds: Roan Mills sourdough bread Mar. 31, 2018 at 5:01 amNewsFresh Finds: Roan Mills sourdough breadKate Cagle3 years agodaily pressdowntown santa monicaFresh FindsNewsSanta Monica The same woman who helped revolutionize the local food movement by growing lettuce in her backyard for Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck is now baking bread for Santa Monica tables.In fact, Andrea Crawford isn’t just baking the bread. She’s growing the wheat herself on Kenter Canyon Farms, milling the flour and then baking incredibly fresh sourdough loaves in downtown Fillmore for Santa Monica’s Wednesday downtown farmers market and a few local Whole Foods locations.Unlike the box-shaped, pre-sliced and packaged loaves at the grocery store containing dozens of ingredients, Roan Mills loaves are made the old-fashioned way with just flour, salt, and water.Traditionalists argue mass manufactured bread and traditional sourdough have little in common.Despite humanity’s long history with bread dating back more than five thousand years, wheat (and specifically) gluten have come under increased scrutiny over the past decade.“Not everybody eats bread these days because you can’t really get good bread,” said Crawford’s son Charlie Dedlow, on a recent rainy Wednesday, “but when people try our bread they always end up dropping all of their opinions.”Crawford’s grain program launched in 2012 with fifty acres of Sonora, Glenn, and Red Fife wheat varieties.  The original crop was irrigated with only seasonal winter rains.  The wheat thrived – producing 80,0000 pounds of grain about seven months later.  The wheat is milled to order to retain as much nutrition as possible.“While a wheat berry can last for centuries in viable conditions, once it’s milled into flour the oxidation processes begin to erode the overall quality and within six months the flour will have lost some of its vitality,” according to the Roan Mills website.  “We mill flour every day and all the flavor, vitality and freshness is captured in every loaf we bake.”“When you’re milling fresh flour you can really taste the difference in the bread,” Dedlow said.  “That’s part of the reason people love our bread so much.  It’s milled right away and holds more nutritional content.”Once the flour makes it to the baker, each loaf takes about 48 hours to bake from start to finish. The flour, salt, and water are mixed with a sourdough starter and allowed to set.  Before the sun comes up, bakers shape the dough into individual loaves and then place them into rotating ovens. The bakers start their shifts at midnight and work until four in the morning.  A few hours later it’s in the hands of the very first customers.Roan Mills has expanded into nine local Whole Foods stores.  Wednesday is the only Santa Monica farmers market you can find the bread.  Fans know to get to the market early before they sell out.Their most popular bread is the $8 Sonora Country Blonde, a 100 percent whole grain sourdough bread. At the market, a sandwich loaf and a baguette cost $6.Santa Monica has four weekly farmers markets including the Wednesday Downtown market on Arizona Avenue between 4th and Ocean from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Saturday Downtown market on Arizona Avenue between 4th and 2nd Streets from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Saturday Virginia Ave. Park market at 2200 Virginia Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the Sunday Main Street market at 2640 Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 [email protected] :daily pressdowntown santa monicaFresh FindsNewsSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKate CagleSenior ReporterSenior reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Pressview all postsFord lends logo and brand power to local scooter start-upNo April Fools edition this yearYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

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USC falls to Notre Dame 66-65

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-19:b8ea121dd8201971ee72075 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-375144-4155459502001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning 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 CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.TAMPA, Fla. – “Too little, too late.”That’s what senior forward Aleighsa Welch, who played her best basketball in the final 10 minutes of South Carolina’s 66-65 loss to Notre Dame in the semifinal round of the NCAA Final Four, could say following the game.Despite scoring 10 points, all in the second half, pulling down a game-high 14 rebounds and picking up two steals, Welch took the last game of her career with the Gamecocks hard.As the final second ticked off the clock, the Goose Creek native fell to the floor and was inconsolable. Even after getting back to the lockerroom and managing to somewhat compose herself, Mitchell had a hard time believing what had just happened.“The one thing I will take from this game, obviously, is pain,” said Welch. “It hurts and there is no way around it, there is no way to sugarcoat it. There is no way I’m going to act like it’s not here.Anytime you deal with a loss, especially a loss that ends your season and for the season ends your career. I think the only thing that sticks about that game 10-15 years down the road is the pain you felt afterward.”The Gamecocks continued a disturbing trend against Notre Dame as it fell behind almost immediately and spent the entire game attempting to catch up.That finally happened with 1:12 remaining when Welch hit a layup to give USC 65-64 advantage. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND South Carolina guard Tiffany Mitchell (25) sits on the court after the Gamecocks lost 66-65 to Notre Dame during an NCAA Final Four tournament semifinal game, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Tampa, Fla.Carolina’s first lead did not last long, however, as Notre Dame’s Madison Cable hit the winning jumper with 16 seconds to play.Following a timeout, USC coach Dawn Staley opted to put the ball in the hands of All-American Tiffany Mitchell.Unlike so many times before, Mitchell was unable to deliver as he shot fell short to end the Gamecocks dreams of winning a national championship.“We knew they would have the ball in Tiffany’s hands and they would have a screen up top,” said Notre Dame All-American guard Jewell Loyd who led all scorers with 22. “Whichever way they got off, we would double her.“She went back and forth a couple times and Hannah (Huffman) and I trapped her. Hannah made a great block and kept the ball in play…It was great team defense all the way around.”The realization that the team would not return in the same form next season was also too much for Mitchell to think about immediately following the game.Mitchell, who normally keeps her emotions in check, broke down when speaking of the legacy that will be left by Welch, Elem Ibiam and Olivia Games.“It just hurts that we couldn’t get them the national championship,” said Mitchell as she wiped away the tears, “That’s what we talked about the whole year. Our seniors have done a lot for this team and they’re going to be missed.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDcenter_img Session ID: 2020-09-19:e36359f22605d78df47b7b5e Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-173883-4155560669001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning 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 CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.The Gamecocks biggest downfall in the game was its inability to make free throws. They connected on only seven of 16, while Notre Dame was good on 12 of 14.USC missed its last five free throw attempts.Although the Gamecocks held Notre Dame scoreless from 7:51 remaining until Cable’s jumper with 16 seconds left, it managed to remain ahead due to Carolina’s inability to cash in from the line.Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson gave a preview of what should be coming in the future as scored 12 points, pulled down nine rebounds and blocked two shots.Wilson led all USC scorers with 20 points. She pulled down nine rebounds, blocked four shots, dished out two assists and had a steal.“I do feel like we were able to do damage in the paint,” said Coates. “Points in the paint was something we emphasized in the beginning. I do believe that was something we were able to hang over their heads.”For Staley, who failed to win a national title in three attempts as a player at the University of Virginia, the finality of the loss was the toughest to take.“It’s hard after winning and you’re playing at a high level,” said Staley. “You lose and there is no tomorrow. It’s disheartening. But it is the sport we play.“It is the best thing that should fuel our players to want to get back and play in the third week of the NCAA Tournament.”last_img read more

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No pressure on QPR at Leeds, says Smithies

first_img Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Local Area Millionaire Reveals How to Get Rich with Bitcoin, Without Buying Bitcoin x Get Your Free €200 Aldi Gift Card Today x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x 20 Heartbreaking Photos North Korea Didn’t Want Released x Pole Vaulter Allison Stokke is Finally Talking About the Photo Changing Her Life x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies feels the pressure is off going into their game at promotion-chasing Leeds on Saturday.Rangers recorded their fourth win in five games on Tuesday night, beating Barnsley 2-1 at Loftus Road to climb to 14th in the table and give themselves an 11-point cushion over the bottom three.While Ian Holloway’s side cannot yet count themselves mathematically safe from relegation, Smithies said: “There’s no pressure on us now really, in terms of what we have to play for.AdChoices广告“It’s about getting as many numbers on the board as possible and pushing up to that top end of the table. That’d be a nice end to the season. We want to finish the season on a high.“We’re on a good run and there’s no pressure on us going into the game, so we can just play our way and hopefully spoil their day.”Smithies appeared set for his first shut-out in 10 games as Rangers built a 2-0 lead against Barnsley through Idrissa Sylla’s early strike and an own goal from Angus MacDonald.However, Tom Bradshaw capitalised on a mistake by Grant Hall to halve the deficit and, although QPR held on, Smithies believes their recent improvement will soon also be reflected in the goals conceded column.He said: “We’ve had two dominant displays with this and the Birmingham game the other week. I was hoping for a clean sheet but it wasn’t to be, which is very frustrating as a goalkeeper.“The win is far more important but hopefully the clean sheets will come with the performances. It’s got to be getting closer – we’ve been resilient and we were a little bit unlucky not to do it against Barnsley.“From my point of view, I had a very quiet game – the ball was certainly down their end far more than ours. Barnsley are a team who want to get forward in numbers and we didn’t let them do that.” See also:Holloway faces ‘right headache’ after QPR victoryQPR v Barnsley player ratingsQPR trio close to return to actionlast_img read more

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Big Data: Velocity of Hadoop Adoption Tepid

first_imgThe Hadoop hype may be petering out based on the results of a Gartner study.  Gartner found that only about one quarter of businesses say that they are doing anything at all with Hadoop, including piloting and just experimenting.  11 percent say that they hope to invest and investigate Hadoop over the next year, and 7 percent don’t have any plans until the following year.Merv Adrian, research vice president at Gartner, said that “with such large incidence of organizations with no plans or already on their Hadoop journey, future demand for Hadoop looks fairly anemic over at least the next 24 months. Moreover, the lack of near-term plans for Hadoop adoption suggest that, despite continuing enthusiasm for the big data phenomenon, demand for Hadoop specifically is not accelerating,” said . “The best hope for revenue growth for providers would appear to be in moving to larger deployments within their existing customer base.”The three main reasons why these companies haven’t brought on Hadoop technology are:Hadoop isn’t yet a priorityHadoop was likely to be overkill for the types of everyday problems that businesses face and the opportunity cost of implementing are too high relative to the expected benefitAlso the lack of Hadoop skills holds back many organization.  Even if they brought Hadoop in to use, 57 percent of organizations say they don’t have the right in-house skills to effectively use itNick Heudecker, research director at Gartner, said that “despite considerable hype and reported successes for early adopters, 54% of survey respondents report no plans to invest at this time, while only 18% have plans to invest in Hadoop over the next two years.  Furthermore, the early adopters don’t appear to be championing for substantial Hadoop adoption over the next 24 months: in fact, there are fewer who plan to begin in the next two years than already have.”last_img read more

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UK PM Johnsons brother quits as his minister MP

first_imgLondon: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday suffered yet another Brexit blow, this time closer to home, as his younger brother Jo Johnson quit as a minister in his Cabinet and also resigned as a parliamentarian of the Conservative Party. In a move reflective of just how deeply divided the UK remains over its membership of the European Union (EU), the business minister and member of parliament from Orpington said that he had been forced to take the step after being torn between family loyalty and national interest. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe anti-Brexiteer, who is seen as an India-friendly politician in the UK having also lived there in his previous role as a journalist for The Financial Times’, said he felt the tensions were unresolvable . In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest – it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister, he said in a Twitter statement, which concluded with over and out . Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIt’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs, he said. Jo Johnson voted Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum, in contrast to his brother who co-led the Leave campaign. He resigned as a minister last year in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit deal. But he re-entered government recently, after Conservative Party members elected his brother as leader in July. Jo Johnson was seen as a popular Tory parliamentarian, who at the last general election won the Orpington seat by a 19,453 majority. He is believed to have not given his party colleagues any heads up on his decision to resign, which came at the end of a tumultuous 48 hours for Boris Johnson after repeated defeats in the House of Commons. His decision also marks the first Cabinet exit for the embattled British prime minister, who has now lost 23 members of parliament to either resignation or expulsion for siding with the Opposition.last_img read more