Also readThe vast potential of blockchain technologyBlockchain is a record-keeping system that logs and tracks transactions or assets without any central arbiter, offering virtually endless applications.The fund seeks to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the Solactive blockchain technology and hardware index net of expenses. The Index tracks a portfolio of global companies focused directly on three specific subsectors of the broader technology industry:companies directly developing blockchain-related applications.companies focused on the hardware required for blockchain technology miningcompanaies supporting blockchain technology, such as memory and storage producers, and services important to large-scale mining on a commercial level, such as data centre real estate investment trusts“BKCH provides a diversified way to enter blockchain investing without taking on a lot of the risks of buying unknown, early stage technology companies,” says Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, in a statement.“Investors get exposure to a global portfolio of some of the larger pure-play blockchain companies, alongside well-established, global technology service and semiconductor providers that are benefiting from the growing global investment in this transformative technology.”While the fund may provide exposure to miners, exchanges and other companies with cryptocurrency exposure, it will not have direct exposure to physical crypto-assets and/or cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or initial coin offerings, Horizons says in a news release.Furthermore, the ETF will not be directly involved in cryptocurrency mining.The ETF will have substantial exposure to U.S.-listed securities as well as securities listed in other foreign countries. Toronto-based Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. has launched Horizons Blockchain Technology & Hardware Index ETF.Units of the ETF began trading Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol BKCH. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Elnur/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Images from the MAVEN mission are used to see the progression of rapid cloud formation on Mars July 9-10, 2016. MAVEN gives unprecedented view of Mars New global images of Mars from NASA’s MAVEN mission being led by CU Boulder show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behavior. Image 1: This image of the Mars night side shows ultraviolet emission from nitric oxide (abbreviated NO). The emission is shown in false color with black as low values, green as medium, and white as high. These emissions track the recombination of atomic nitrogen and oxygen produced on the dayside, and reveal the circulation patterns of the atmosphere. The splotches, streaks and other irregularities in the image are indications that…View all photos » New global images of Mars from NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission being led by CU Boulder show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behavior.They include the first images of “nightglow” that can be used to show how winds circulate at high altitudes. Additionally, dayside ultraviolet imagery from the spacecraft shows how ozone amounts change over the seasons and how afternoon clouds form over giant Martian volcanoes. The images were taken by the Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on MAVEN.“MAVEN obtained hundreds of such images in recent months, giving some of the best high-resolution ultraviolet coverage of Mars ever obtained,” said CU Boulder Professor Nick Schneider of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). Schneider is presenting new MAVEN results Oct. 19 at the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Pasadena, California.CU Boulder designed and built the IUVS instrument and the Langmuir Probe and Waves experiment for the MAVEN mission. CU Boulder Professor Bruce Jakosky of LASP is the mission’s principal investigator and the university is leading science operations as well as public education and outreach for the mission.Nightside images show ultraviolet (UV) “nightglow” emission from nitric oxide (abbreviated NO). Nightglow is a common planetary phenomenon in which the sky faintly glows even in the complete absence of external light. The “nightside” atmosphere of Mars emits light in the ultraviolet due to chemical reactions that start on its dayside.Ultraviolet light from the sun breaks down molecules of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, and the resulting atoms are carried around the planet by high-altitude wind patterns that encircle the planet. On the nightside, these winds bring the atoms down to lower altitudes where nitrogen and oxygen atoms collide to form nitric oxide molecules. The recombination releases extra energy, which comes out as ultraviolet light.Scientists predicted NO nightglow at Mars, and prior missions detected its presence, but MAVEN has returned the first images of this phenomenon in the Martian atmosphere. Splotches and streaks appearing in these images occur where NO recombination is enhanced by winds. Such concentrations are clear evidence of strong irregularities in high altitude winds and circulation patterns on Mars.These winds control how the Red Planet’s atmosphere responds to its very strong seasonal cycles. These first images will lead to an improved determination of the circulation patterns that control the behavior of the atmosphere from approximately 37 to 62 miles (about 60 to 100 kilometers) high.Dayside images show the atmosphere and surface near the south pole of Mars in unprecedented ultraviolet detail. They were obtained as spring comes to the southern hemisphere. Ozone is destroyed when water vapor is present, so ozone accumulates in the winter polar region where the water vapor has frozen out of the atmosphere.The images show ozone lasting into spring, indicating that global winds are inhibiting the spread of water vapor from the rest of the planet into winter polar regions. Wave patterns in the images, revealed by UV absorption from ozone concentrations, are critical to understanding the wind patterns, giving scientists an additional means to study the chemistry and global circulation of the atmosphere.MAVEN observations also show afternoon cloud formation over the four giant volcanoes on Mars, much as clouds form over mountain ranges on Earth. The tallest, Olympus Mons is 88,000 feet, more than three times the height of Mt. Everest.IUVS images of cloud formation are among the best ever taken showing the development of clouds throughout the day. Clouds are a key to understanding a planet’s energy balance and water vapor inventory, so these observations will be valuable in understanding the daily and seasonal behavior of the atmosphere.“Clouds form on every planet in our solar system with enough atmosphere, often involving conditions or ingredients not found on Earth,” said Schneider. “But these Mars clouds, forming over tall mountains in the afternoon, are surprisingly familiar,” said Schneider. “People think of Mars as completely unlike Earth, but these scenes of afternoon cloud buildup over the mountains remind me of Colorado.”“MAVEN’s elliptical orbit is just right,” said CU Boulder Research Associate Justin Deighan of LASP, who led the observations. “It rises high enough to take a global picture, but still orbits fast enough to get multiple views as Mars rotates over the course of a day.”NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the MAVEN project and provided two science instruments for the mission. The University of California at Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory also provided four science instruments for the mission. Lockheed Martin built the spacecraft and is responsible for mission operations. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, provides navigation and Deep Space Network support, as well as the Electra telecommunications relay hardware and operations. Published: Oct. 17, 2016 Categories:SpaceNews Headlines
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 4, 2020 • By Katie Hogan Eager to dive into campus life at CU? Well Buffs, you’re in luck! There are plenty of different ways to get involved on campus and in the CU Boulder community. Whether it is through student organizations, on-campus jobs, leadership roles or volunteering, there is a place for everyone to find their home in the Buff community. I spoke with CU seniors Chloe Henson, Ally Roberts and Christina Robben to hear about their experiences in getting involved by joining different student organizations at CU. Chloe HensonHenson is a journalism major with a minor in business. It wasn’t until her junior year when she decided to join the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) club. Rather than easing into it, she jumped right in and decided to serve as the president of the club. “I ran for president because I heard about all of these great opportunities that come from it with career options in the future. There are so many networking events, connections that you can make and so many ways to meet people that could hire you in the future, or help you get hired somewhere,” says Henson. Henson learned about the club through her roommate. “My roommate is a PR major in the CMCI school, and a business minor with me. She told me about this opportunity and she was involved in the club on the board last year, so she helped encourage me to join.” One of the greatest parts about the club according to Chloe is “all of the people involved with PRSSA are so helpful, nice, happy and supportive. Knowing that there’s people like this in the club has made it one of the best experiences. We are a community within CU.”Henson shares that one of the key roles of being the president of PRSSA is encouraging freshmen to get involved. “We like to get freshmen involved so they can kind of grow with the club,” says Chloe. “There are a lot of opportunities in PRSSA for younger students to participate and attend events. If you are a freshman geared toward joining the board and want to be more active in the club, you have the opportunity to do so in the spring. There’s always an opportunity for younger students to get involved, not just the older students like some other clubs or organizations that focus on juniors and seniors leading.” When I asked Henson about the advice she has for students looking to get involved, she said don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. “Everyone’s a little nervous to do things and a little nervous to stray out of their comfort zone. But I would just recommend to travel outside of your comfort zone, because in the end it will benefit you, and you really have nothing to lose by meeting new people.”“If you put yourself out there, no one is going to judge you for anything that you do. Everyone is honestly going to admire you for putting yourself out there because everyone is a little nervous.” Get involvedReady to get involved? CU Boulder has more than 500 student organizations. Whether you are interested in politics, outdoor activities, artistic expression or social justice, there’s something for everyone! Visit BuffConnect to explore student groups by topic or alphabetical list.Can’t find a group that matches your interests? Start an organization of your own! The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) supports student groups with the resources to plan events, raise funds and grow your organization.Ally RobertsRoberts found her niche in the CU Boulder community through a friend. Ally had a class with the former chair of the Distinguished Speakers Board at CU, who encouraged her to join the student organization. Roberts is double majoring in neuroscience and psychology with minors in business and Spanish, in addition to receiving a certificate in public health. She wanted to try something different.“I, along with the rest of the board, work to negotiate speaker contracts and then focus on the actual event planning. We aim to bring in all types of speakers who are going to enrich the CU community and encourage campus dialogue,” says Roberts. Recent speakers have included Trevor Noah, Viola Davis and Anderson Cooper.One of Robert’s favorite parts about the organization is being able to have a conversation outside of her major and to get out of the regular school routine. “I am really passionate about student involvement. It is a way students can really grow in their time at CU. For me, it was really important because it helped me not just solidify what I like and what I don’t like, but also helped me grow in an area that wasn’t anything related to what I’m studying,” says Roberts. “It helped me branch out into a field and learn more about people who I probably wouldn’t normally interact with on a day-to-day basis during class.”Christina RobbenRobben’s main purpose in joining an organization was more focused on career building and networking, similar to Chloe. Christina is also a journalism major with a minor in business and is the co-executive producer of Buff Sports Live at CU. Robben found this club through the CMCI career fair. “I thought I was maybe going to do digital and start publishing articles, but once I got into the Buff Sports Live lab, I realized I could be a reporter and I could be doing stuff on the sidelines, and get to go to Pac-12 sports for free because you go down and you cover the event. You get to do things like standups on the sidelines. You write your standup, record it, film everything and take pictures and videos. There’s just so much opportunity to gain hands-on experience. If you are serious about it and you actually enjoy sports, then it’s honestly the best student organization to join,” says Robben. Robben emphasized that joining clubs like Buff Sports Live really opened the door to other career opportunities she may not have had, such as her internship last summer with Fox21 News. “I interned for Fox21 News last summer and then for a nonprofit called The Skyboat as a reporting intern and I was publishing my own articles. I was writing my standups, I was recording them, I was video editing, I was recording highlights, I was uploading them and then I was doing live tweets. If I didn’t have Buff Sports Live, I would not have been prepared for any of the work that I did during my internships.” When I asked Robben for some advice for students looking to get involved, she said, “You should join things you’re interested in and then the people who are also interested in those things will come along with it. If you know that you love something, there’s a club for it; and if you don’t find what you love, then start a new club!”Categories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community
Castleton University,Vermont Business Magazine Beginning in the fall of the 2017-18 academic year Castleton University will move to offer gender inclusive housing options, a concept that stems from work by the University’s President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence. Allowing residence halls to be a diverse living environment for all students, multiple halls both on and off campus and will feature gender inclusive bathrooms and bedrooms on a designated floor of select dormitory buildings.“This concept began small but over the past year we have done the research and identified a need for students to have more inclusive living options that meet all students’ needs,” said Director of Residence Life Michael Robilotto. “Not all students are comfortable being housed based on their gender identity, and this option allows for students to choose roommates regardless of gender.”Plans began in March of 2016 under the title Gender Neutral Housing and were offered on the first floor of Ellis Hall. The following spring Robilotto and the Residence Life staff polled students in a Student Satisfaction Survey on the advantages of a gender inclusive housing option, finding that more than fifty percent of student responded with high interest in the proposed style of housing.Students interested in signing up for gender inclusive housing can make a request during the fall 2017 room selection process held in April. New students are also welcome to contact Residence Life to take advantage of the new housing option.“A goal of implementing and improving gender inclusive housing is to create a safe living environment that better serves our students and their diverse needs,” said Robilotto. “We plan to continue moving forward and working to make a more inclusive environment in the residence halls.”
VOSTA LMG, a leading engineering and contracting company which serves the worldwide dredging industry, will attend the Seatrade Middle East Maritime (SMEM) conference.This event will take place in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, from 28-30 October 2014.VOSTA LMG staff will be there to inform attendees about the company’s broad spectrum of services, products and systems up to the complete dredging vessels.[mappress mapid=”19023″]Dredging Today Staff
The Masked Singer continues Saturday at 7pm on ITV. FoxThe clues: Fox has never been one to shy away from the spotlight and knew she wanted to perform from a young age. She’s a mum and says parenting can be hard but rewarding.Previous clues: Fox says that clothes have played a big part in her life, she likes being glam and dancing with her girl friends. She said a broken heel led to her big break and she revealed that she’s crafty. Fox was seen tap dancing and made a few references to dancing. She’s always followed her own path and has broken records. There was a US flag shown during the VT and Fox said she was going to blow everyone away. Previous clues include street smart and nosy, can be a bit of a party animal and can be seen slinking around the East End from time-to-time. The additional clue was Fox has been collecting tea pots for 30 years.Our guess: Denise Van Outen. We doubt we’ll be changing our mind on this one. She did a good job of trying to sound American while singing but she didn’t fool us. Who has been unmasked?ButterflyIn episode 1 Butterfly was unmasked and revealed to be former EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer. PharaohIn episode 2 Pharaoh was unmasked and revealed to be ex-Labour MP Alan Johnson. TreeIn episode 4 Tree was unmasked and revealed to be former footballer Teddy Sheringham.DaisyIn episode 5 Daisy was unmasked and revealed to be singer Kelis.DuckIn episode 6 Duck was unmasked and revealed to be Skunk Anansie’s Skin.UnicornIn episode 6 Unicorn was unmasked and revealed to be Jake Shears from Scissor Sisters. Queen BeeThe clues: Queen Bee said that having a public profile isn’t easy and she’s struggled with other people’s opinions. She’s tried to change her looks and is confident enough now to let her fans know it’s OK to be different.Previous clues: Queen Bee has always loved using her voice but is naturally shy. She won a contest, which launched her career when she was young, and she felt swept away by the tide and thrown in at the deep end. Queen Bee has been centre stage at some big venues. Queen Bee gets a buzz from looking after other people and using her voice for good. She’s thought of as shy but always stands up for what she believes in and has made a difference. Queen Bee is a law maker and considers herself benevolent. She was also seen beating a drum. Last week she said she started her career young and was a bit of a wildcard.Our guess: Nicola Roberts. We’ve said this since the first episode and we’re in no hurry to change our mind. In the group performance at the beginning it was clearly Nicola. Her tone is so unique that we can spot her a mile off. Octopus<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The clues: Octopus is British and her job has taken her back in time. She speaks Russian, Italian, Spanish, Welsh and Latin.Previous clues: Octopus suggested that she’s a tourist in London and spends time on beaches. She’s not always in her natural habitat but she has her wellies for the beach, in the Dales and the city. Has been known to visit dangerous locations, such as a jungle, and takes ‘serious fishnets’ to do what she’s done. Octopus suggested she was a singer and that she’d signed a £1,000,000 record deal. There was a photo of Jason Donovan visible in her bag and she suggested she may have been on The Apprentice. She also referenced things going ‘swimmingly’. The previous clues were that she was bubbly, happy-go-lucky and always on the go. She would like to be a role model and could possibly be a model. She always likes weight training.Our guess: Katherine Jenkins. Our mind has changed on this every single week but now she’s dropped the American accent we’re sure we heard a little bit of Welsh in there. Charlotte Church has been a guess on the panel most weeks but it doesn’t sound like her to us. Katherine also made a cameo in Emmerdale. The Masked Singer only had five singers left in the competition following last night’s double elimination.Sharon and Kelly Osbourne joined the panel this week replacing Ken Jeong who was absent once again due to other commitments. They brought some life to the panel and we actually liked them more than Donny Osmond last week (and Ken to be honest).They cast their guesses with Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross but did they come close to our guesses? Keep reading to find out who we think the final five are… ChameleonIn episode 3 Chameleon was unmasked and revealed to be The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins. HedgehogThe clues: Hedgehog said that music and singing was important. He comes from a big family that had a band. They played pubs and were like the Von Trapps.Previous clues: Hedgehog never imagined that he’d be a performer. He’s played to a variety of people over the years and always looked up to people like Billy Connolly. Hedgehog sings 8 shows a week and can’t believe the places where his career has taken him. Hedgehog enjoys being part of a team and likes being part of an ensemble. A can of hairspray and models of cats were seen along with a Phantom of the Opera mask. He mentioned having a ‘ball’ and bringing the house down. Last week he said he was most active at night and his natural habitat is on stage. He also said he’s a workaholic and he used to die at 8.30pm ever night.Our guess: Michael Ball. This is the one we’re least convinced by but the clues do fit. According to Wikipedia (the source of all truth – of course) his grandmother was protective of the family so that fits with the clues too. MonsterThe clues: Monster has a sense of humour and has done some work in comedy before. He wants to make people smile and make them happy.Previous clues: Monster said he used to be a giant and that he comes from a big family. He was encouraged by a relative who hear him singing in the shower. Monster says he has a big family and grandkids. Always trying to be a bit of a showman who lives in the spotlight. Loved books as a child but can also be a real little monster. Discovered his love for rock and roll while growing up and plays the bass. Inspired by glam rock and likes doing his own thing. Previous clues included that Monster was a big personality with big muscles that has come to the UK. He said he doesn’t want to blow his own trumpet but he’s won many awards. After his performance he revealed that his hero is Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley.Our guess: CeeLo Green. We’re absolutely convinced on this one. All the clues so far seem to fit and that Pussycat Dolls clue last week was a big giveaway.
LocalNews Minister intervenes in Public Works matter by: – April 29, 2014 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Public Works Corporation staff during a 2013 protest (file photo)Moves to resolve several outstanding issues at the Public Works Corporation are said to be ongoing.Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore met with the board of directors of the Corporation last week to chart the way forward for the future of the troubled company.Late salary payments, social security contributions, insurance for members and payment of certain allowances are some of the many unresolved matters plaguing the Corporation.Mr Blackmoore expressed confidence that these issues will be resolved in a civilized manner.“I met with the board of directors last week and of course and discussions between the union and the board should go on in a very civilized and a very dispassionate manner”.“Of course everything will be done to address some of the concerns that they have. The intention is to resolve some of the outstanding issues,” he said.The Minister is hopeful that the Corporation’s staff will adopt a more professional approach to their work to ensure that the Corporation functions efficiently.“It’s in the interest of the country to have a Public Works Corporation that is viable and one that meets commercial excellence, being able to be competitive and being able to work well”.“That in itself is contingent to a number of things; having people with the right spirit and having the tools of trade to do what they supposed to do,” Mr Blackmoore said.He added that both the board and the Dominica Public Service Union must sit together to work in the best interest of the Corporation.“You have other companies like ACE Engineering when things are slow they don’t keep their same staff complement and those are some of the issues we have to look at”.“The fact is that if a company with a full staff complement with no money coming in you will have issues so there are a number of issues that both sides have to sit and talk about in the interest of the country and the company,” he said.General secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union, Thomas Letang wrote to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit requesting his intervention in the matter.Dominica Vibes News Share Share 29 Views no discussions
Rafa Benitez has confirmed he will leave Napoli at the end of the season, with the Spanish coach widely expected to take over from Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. “It’s always sad to leave a job where the people have treated you well from the start and Napoli was like this to me. Benitez will take charge of Napoli’s game against Lazio this weekend, with Champions League qualification on the line, and is then expected to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu some time next week. Ancelotti was sacked by Florentino Perez on Monday night, with Madrid’s president explaining it would be good if the next manager spoke Spanish. Jordi Batalla “My family was key to me making this choice, Aurelio and Napoli have made every effort and we were close to a renewal.” “I would like to thank the president [Aurelio De Laurentiis], the club and all the fans, because after two years I’m finishing my experience here with Napoli,” Benitez revealed in a press conference on Thursday afternoon. 28/05/2015 Upd. at 13:39 CEST
A late Rayo push in the four minutes of stoppage time added on saw them come close when Miku fired over the crossbar, but they could not find the breakthrough. CEST Upd. at 23:38 Bad news for Madrid came at the end of the first half, with Karim Benzema being taken off with an injury, making him a risk for the Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City. Sport EN Rayo had stunned Real Madrid with early strikes from Embarba and Miki, with Bebe playing a key role in the hosts’ amazing start. 23/04/2016 Gareth Bale’s brilliant double helped Real Madrid come back from two goals down against Rayo Vallecano and stay in the title race. With Cristiano Ronaldo injured, Zinedine Zidane opted to replace him with Jese, as well as playing Isco ahead of Modric and Mateo Kovacic ahead of Casemiro, who was suspended. Vazquez, who came on for Benzema, soon got Madrid back on level terms in the second half. He met a good cross from Danilo perfectly, looping the ball into the far corner with his header. His charge down the left and cross for Embarbo led to the opener in the seventh minute, before Miku was the first to react to a corner and he fired home No 2. Jese could have sent Madrid ahead just before the hour mark, but his shot was straight at the goalkeeper. Bale eventually did as the clock ticked down, with Rayo giving the ball away to him in the centre of the pitch, the Welshman bounding forward, eating up the pitch, before firing past Juan Carlos to earn Los Blancos victory and get his 18th of the league season. Madrid were missing Luka Modric and struggling to create much, until Bale cut the distance with a fantastic header from Toni Kroos’ corner, powerfully meeting the ball at the near post. The three points puts Madrid on 81, two more than Atletico and Barcelona, who kick off later in the day.
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dedicated the goal he scored against Real Madrid to his late grandfather after the game. He spoke afterwards, saying: “It’s mine [not Varane’s] and I dedicate it to my grandfather who is no longer with us today.” CEST “My childhood dream? To play at Real Madrid,” he told L’Equipe a few months ago. The Gabon hitman had promised his grandfather that he would one day play for Real Madrid. 28/09/2016 Upd. at 01:00 “When I was a kid, I watched Hugo Sanchez videos. The backflip I sometimes do when I score is actually an homage to him. “In 2014, before he died, I promised my grandfather who was from Avila, 110 kilometers from Madrid, that I would play there. It will be complicated, but it sits in a corner of my head. Sport EN Aubameyang scored in the 43rd minute when he ensured the ball crossed the line after Keylor Navas’ punch bounced off Raphael Varane and towards the goalkeeper’s own net. “Real Madrid, or another great spanish club, would also be a great gift to my mother.”