Desjardins buys Montreal boutique firm Hexavest CPPIB reports record return for latest fiscal year iA Clarington aims for sleeker, cleaner product lineup Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) Thursday announced the launch of its new asset management business, Sun Life Investment Management Inc., that will specialize in providing private asset class pooled funds and investment strategies for defined benefit pension plans and other institutional investors in Canada. “Through this initiative we will be offering the same types of expertise to third-party clients that we have built over the decades to manage our insurance assets,” Dean Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial said in a releases. Keywords Institutional investors, Asset management companiesCompanies Sun Life Financial Inc. IE Staff “This broadens the asset management pillar of our enterprise strategy, providing an excellent complement to MFS Investment Management, Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. and our Asian asset management businesses. We are starting the new business in Canada and intend to expand it to other markets over time.” The new business will operate under the brand name Sun Life Investment Management, which also encompasses the investment operations of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada that manages approximately $100 billion in assets, including approximately $38 billion in private asset class investments. Sun Life Investment Management is headed by Steve Peacher, Sun Life Financial’s executive vice president and chief investment officer, who leads an investments team of more than 200 employees worldwide. As its initial product suite, Sun Life Investment Management Inc. will offer three pooled funds — Sun Life Private Fixed Income Plus Fund, Sun Life Canadian Commercial Mortgage Fund, and Sun Life Canadian Real Estate Fund — as well as liability driven investment strategies, which are separately managed client accounts custom-built to align with a client’s distinct liability profile. Pending final regulatory approvals the funds are expected to be available starting later this quarter or in the second quarter this year. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Munich Quantum Valley – a leap forward for quantum science and technology Minister President Söder and the Presidents of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Ludwig Maximilian University, the MPG, and TUM sign declaration of intentA quantum computer that outperforms conventional computers, tap-proof communication methods and fundamental elements of quantum technology are among the goals that scientists will pursue in Munich Quantum Valley. Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder, Ministers Hubert Aiwanger and Bernd Sibler as well as the President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Thomas O. Höllmann, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Bernd Huber, President of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Martin Stratmann and President of the Technical University of Munich, Thomas F. Hofmann gave the starting signal for the research initiative with a declaration of intent signed on 11 January 2021. Starting signal for Munich Quantum Valley: Reimund Neugebauer, Bernd Huber, Thomas O. Höllmann, Markus Söder, Martin Stratmann, Thomas F. Hofmann, Bernd Sibler and Hubert Aiwanger (left to right) after signing the declaration of intent to promote quantum science and technology with a research initiative. © Bayerische Staatskanzlei With Munich Quantum Valley as the central element of the Bavarian quantum initiative, the partner organizations aim to advance the development of quantum science and technology at both the national and international level over the next 10 years. Subject to the approval of the Landtag, the Free State of Bavaria will provide €300 million for this endeavour; €120 million of this will be released in 2021 and 2022. Munich Quantum Valley will also apply for funding from the federal government, which is supporting the development of quantum technologies with €2 billion as part of the stimulus package for the future.A three-point plan for research, development, and education and trainingThe Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and the Technical University of Munich have formulated a three-point plan to intensify research, development, and education and training in quantum science and technology. For example, they will establish a Centre for Quantum Computing and Quantum Technologies (ZQQ) as well as a quantum technology park and increasingly train and educate junior scientists as well as specialists from industry.In the ZQQ, industry and science will prioritize research and development in quantum science and technology and coordinate funding for outstanding projects in this area. Scientists at Bavarian research locations outside of Munich could thus be funded for work on quantum simulators in the search for new materials, methods of quantum metrology for particularly precise measurements of electric or magnetic fields, or for methods of tap-proof quantum cryptography – to name just a few examples. The ZQQ is also preparing to construct a quantum computer for calculations that are not possible with conventional supercomputers. In the longer term, commercially usable quantum computers will be developed on this basis; the computing capacities of these will then be made available via cloud access. Software for quantum computers and interfaces to conventional computers are also being designed at the ZQQ.Conditions for turning research results into innovative products High-tech network: quantum experiments, such as those conducted at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, involve a great deal of technical effort. Munich Quantum Valley will provide science and industry with an infrastructure for such experiments. © Axel Griesch In the Quantum Technology Park, the Quantum Valley partners will create the high-tech infrastructure that research facilities, start-ups and established technology companies need in order to advance quantum science and technology at an internationally competitive level. Well-equipped clean rooms with facilities for nano- and thin-film production as well as corresponding development and test laboratories will be set up in the technology park. In these facilities, researchers could, for example, rent laboratory space from start-up companies and award service contracts to the infrastructure operators. This will create the ideal conditions for turning research results into innovative products – an area in which other countries (e.g. the US) are well ahead of Europe.However, Munich Quantum Valley can succeed only with excellently trained scientists and appropriately qualified specialists from industry. With its universities and non-university institutions, Munich and Bavaria are among the world’s leading locations for the education and training of the next generation in quantum science and technology. These activities will be further strengthened in the third pillar of Quantum Valley. The focus will be on training in the handling of intellectual property, quantum technology modules for combined training in technology and management, programmes for company founders and the further training of industry professionals. Munich Quantum Valley will create optimal research conditions and thus make the region even more attractive for top professionals in quantum science and technology.Thomas O. Höllmann, President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities:“Munich Quantum Valley is largely due to the initiative of the Walther Meissner Institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Under the direction of Rudolf Gross, it has been facilitating top achievements in basic research in quantum physics for decades. In the promising field of quantum computing, the Leibniz Computing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities is contributing its expertise as a digitization partner for science”.www.badw.deReimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft:“The technological leadership in quantum technologies and quantum computing forms a crucial pillar for the technological independence and resilience of Germany and Europe. With the initiative for Munich Quantum Valley, the Bavarian state government is creating excellent conditions for a hub at the interface of basic and application-oriented research with international appeal. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft intends to make a comprehensive contribution to empowering science and industry: at the software level, via the Bavarian Competence Centre for Quantum Security and Data Science together with several Fraunhofer Institutes – the AISEC, IKS, and IIS – as well as via access to the quantum computer we are setting up in Germany together with IBM. At the hardware level, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will assume responsibility for the engineering, manufacturing and system integration of system-critical components. The EMFT provides access to the entire technological spectrum of the Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD) research factory”.www.fraunhofer.deBernd Huber, President of the Ludwig Maximilian University:“We very much welcome this initiative. Munich is one of the world’s most important centres in the field of quantum science and the LMU is one of its driving forces. Our joint Cluster of Excellence ‘Munich Centre for Quantum Science and Technology’ brings together highly respected researchers at the Munich location. With the new Munich Quantum Valley, quantum science will make even more significant progress”.www.lmu.deDr Martin Stratmann, President of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft:“Quantum science and technology create completely new possibilities in information processing and communication as well as the development of new materials for the energy transition. The developments in this field are therefore prime examples of ‘leap innovation’. They are also examples of how such epochal innovations are made possible through knowledge-driven basic research. For example, scientists at the Max Planck Institutes of Quantum Optics in Garching and for the Science of Light in Erlangen, among others, have created the physical basis for quantum technologies with their pioneering work”.www.mpg.deThomas F. Hofmann, President of the Technical University of Munich:“Quantum Valley Munich builds on the outstanding achievements of Munich as the cradle of German quantum research. In line with our ONE MUNICH strategy, it bundles our diverse strengths across institutional boundaries. Together, we are creating an ecosystem for quantum technologies that can compete with the best in the world and attract international scientific talent to Bavaria”.www.tum.de /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. 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Antlerless Deer hunting season now open Guy Barnett,Minister for Primary Industries and WaterThe opening of the 2021 antlerless deer season today provides many Tasmanians with the opportunity to pursue an important tradition and way of life.We recognise recreational hunters also help manage wild fallow deer populations on both private and public land.The 2021 deer game season has two parts. The adult male (buck) season opened on 27 February and will run until 4 April 2021.The antlerless (doe) deer season commences today, 15 March 2021, and will run until 15 November 2021, however hunting antlerless deer on public land will not commence until 7 April 2021 at the conclusion of the stag season. This is necessary in order to manage the number of hunters in these areas for hunter safety.During the 2021 season, hunting for both male and antlerless deer can occur on private land with the permission of the landholder, as well as on a number of authorised public land reserve areas.Online bookings also close at midnight today for the fallow doe season (antlerless deer) ballot for hunting access to public land. Successful applicants will receive their authorisations via email before the opening of the reserves for the antlerless season on 7 April 2021.Game Licence holders are reminded to be vigilant in relation to personal safety and the safety of others, and of the importance of wearing a high visibility vest or hat. It is also important to respect the environment by removing personal litter and minimising impact on native plants and animals. /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). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, email, environment, Game, Government, hunting, Impact, Internet, licence, Minister, online, Safety, season, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, Water
ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsBoard of Slovenian League accepted demand of two best teams RK Celje Pivovarna Laško and RK Gorenje Velenje to play in the SEHA GAZPROM League. Two best teams will play in regional competition from the start of 2016/2017 season.Currently, league has 12 teams, but it is expected that Hungarian champions MVM Veszprem leave the competition. Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:seha gazprom league Click to comment SEHA Final4: Veszprem domination in All Star team – Coralles is MVP Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. SEHA TOP 8: PPD Zagreb win in Presov, Meshkov with only +2 to Ukraine Telekom Veszprem directly to SEHA Final4 – RK Vojvodina won’t travel to Hungary
Alternate angle of Logano-Hamlin altercation on pit road00:0000:0000:00GO LIVEFacebookTwitterEmailEmbedSpeedNormalAutoplay NASCAR officials penalized a Team Penske crew member Monday for his role in a post-race scuffle between drivers Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin at Martinsville Speedway.Competition officials suspended Dave Nichols Jr., a tire technician for Logano’s No. 22 team, for the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for his role in an altercation after Sunday’s First Data 500. He was found in violation of Section 12.8.1.C of the 2019 NASCAR Rule Book, a behavioral penalty that addresses “member-to-member confrontation with physical violence.”RELATED: Hamlin, Logano spar at MartinsvilleCrew members for both organizations intervened after a post-race discussion between Hamlin and Logano turned physical. The two drivers had been debating their sides of a late-race collision when a shove from Logano escalated the fray on pit road. Video replays showed Nichols grabbing the back of Hamlin’s fire suit and pulling him to the ground.Nichols was among the Team Penske team members called to the NASCAR competition hauler for a post-race consultation Sunday. The others were Travis Geisler, Penske’s NASCAR competition director, and Todd Gordon, crew chief for the No. 22 Ford. Neither driver was summoned to the hauler.NASCAR also handed out penalties to four teams that were found with one lug nut not safely secured in a post-race check. Those teams each drew a $10,000 fine for their respective crew chiefs.Those teams and crew chiefs with lug-nut infractions at Martinsville:• The No. 12 Team Penske Ford of Ryan Blaney (crew chief Jeremy Bullins)• The No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (crew chief Brian Pattie)• The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Kyle Busch (crew chief Adam Stevens)• The No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of William Byron (crew chief Chad Knaus)
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.”
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In the second half, it was the turn of Hernandez to fire away. He unloaded 17 of his total points to widen the Revellers’ lead to its largest at 136-96 on a conversion by Dawn Ochea.“Not discounting our opponent but ‘yung mga games na ito ang pwede namin i-test ‘yung ibang players para pagdating sa playoffs, handa sila,” said Revellers head coach Stevenson Tiu.Andre Paras finished with double-double 16 points and 12 rebounds,while John Carlo Garcia and Ken Soriano both notched 15 markers each for the Titans.The Titans remained winless in eight games.In the first game, Centro Escolar University Scorpions fortified its chances of moving on to the semifinals round after stopping Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 84-75.Orlan Wamar led the Scorpions with 17 points, eight assists, and six rebounds as they stinged the Generals to move up to joint third place with Marinerong Pilipino-TIP with 4-3 records./PN Che’lu Bar and Grill Revellers’ JR Taganas muscles his way against an AMA Online Education Titans defender during their 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup game at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on July 12, 2018. Che’Lu Bar defeated AMA, 139-101. PBA PHOTO MANILA – Che’Lu Bar and Grill Revellers got back on the winning track in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup by defeating AMA Online Education Titans, 139-101, at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Jeff Viernes led the way with 35 points. Levi Hernandez added 22 markers while Ilonggo Chris Bitoon and Jason Melano contributed 12 points each.With the win, the Revellers grabbed the solo first place in the standings with a 6-2 record.Holding to a slim 29-20 advantage at the end of first quarter, the Revellers broke the game wide open in the second canto behind Viernes and Melano for a 60-42 lead at the half.
Ready>>To>>Race: Jazeman also took the chance to size-up the bike we are testing, the KTM RC250. Malaysian race car driver Jazeman Jaafar announces entry into competitive Blancpain Sprint and Endurance series for 2016.While we at BikesRepublic.com don’t normally dabble in the world of cars just yet, we felt compelled to support our friend and national race car driver Jazeman Jaafar.Earlier today, the 23-year-old Malaysian racer, accompanied by his dad Datuk Jaafar Abdul Hamid, held a special press conference in the hip Thursdvys TTDI coffee joint to announce the youngster’s plans for 2016. There, Jazeman officially announced his entry into both the Blancpain Sprint Series and Blancpain Endurance Series for 2016 with a German racing team called HTP Motorsport.Although known as a single-seater pilot, Jazeman Jaafar has dabbled into production-based racing before, having raced with the HTP Motorsport team back in 2014 at the 24 Hours of Spa where he finished in a respectable fifth place. The team has strong links with Mercedes-AMG, which benefits Jazeman’s position as a former Petronas Mercedes-AMG F1 test driver.“The winter break was a really tough one for me as my racing future looked uncertain. Nevertheless, I am happy when the offer from HTP Motorsport came in, allowing me to continue my racing efforts this year,” said the Jazeman when we spoke to him briefly during the press conference.He further added, “Due to the tough economic situation, it has made it very difficult for me to move up into Formula 1, but my dream of doing so remains as strong as ever.” Jazeman is still hopeful of receiving the chance to drive in the premier class of Formula 1 and even shared that some of the sport’s teams have made enquiries into his 2016 plans, suggesting that there are still interests for him there.Ready>>To>>Race: Jazeman also took the chance to size-up the bike we are currently testing, the KTM RC250.We also asked Jazeman on where he stood should any offer from single-seater racing comes knocking, his reply was, “Preferably, I want a race seat in Formula 1.” Jazeman has already proven himself by winning the Formula BMW Asia title in 2007 before moving up into British and international Formula 3, as well as the World Series by Renault – the final step before reaching Formula 1.Whilst an entry to race in Formula 1 still eludes him, Jazeman’s new endeavour into Europe’s leading GT sprint and endurance series means that he won’t be taking a break any time soon. Jazeman also revealed that he has secured sponsorship deals with several foreign firms for this new endeavour, but he has highlighted the need for more support from local entities, be it private or government-linked.2015 Mercedes-AMG GT3Jazeman will compete in both the Blancpain Sprint and Endurance series piloting HTP Motorsport’s new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car, and it appears the series’ roadmap includes the possibility of him entering in this year’s edition of the acclaimed Le Mans 24 Hours endurance as well. Jazeman is also working towards getting the team to participate in this year edition of the KL City GP and the Sepang 12 Hours enduro as well.You can keep up with Jazeman Jaafar’s efforts via his official site, www.Jazeman.com, or by following his Instagram and Twitter social media pages.Jazeman Jaafar 2016 Press Conference –Ads–
E-bikes are appealing to the military mainly because they are virtually silent compared to the racket of internal combustion engines. Besides that, being electric means planners do not have to sweat over the logistics of sending fuel to remote locations, especially during special operations. Also generally, motorcycles are smaller and lighter, hence the ease of transporting them.But one thing that intrigues us is if the Kalashnikov bike is as resilient and reliable as the AK-47.–Ads– Kalashnikov will also supply the bikes to law enforcement during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Militaries are getting into e-bikes because they are silent and don’t require fuel. Kalashnikov, the Russian arms manufacturer best-known for producing the AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova) assault rifle has recently shown off an electric motorcycle to be produced for the Russian military and police forces, reports Popular Mechanics. Kalashnikov Group presented the bikes at the 2017 Army International Military-Technical Forum in Moscow.The e-bike is operational, evidenced by the promotional video (click here to watch), showing a rider unplugging the bike and proceeding to ride in sunglasses and a cap over rough terrain. The police version looks like a supermoto, for urban patrolling.The manufacturer also announced supplying 50 of the bikes to law enforcement for the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in major cities across Russia.Kalashnikov didn’t publish any technical data and we can’t read Russian, but a caption in the video shows 100km, most probably meaning the bike’s range. The police bike, however, is said to have a range of 150km.The news of Kalashnikov’s e-bikes comes after the American firm, Logos Technologies’ announcement that they have been awarded the DARPA contract to research and built an electric motorcycle for the American special forces. According to Logos, their SilentHawk e-bike is based on the Alta Redshift MX e-bike with a range of 170km. Russian arms maker, Kalashnikov is producing electric bikes for the military and police.