Investing In History

first_img 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  At Home Investing In History In a time when even gold loses its value, the one thing that doesn’t is history. Bustamante Shows overflows with that. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Monday, May 20, 2013 | 3:59 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribecenter_img Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS In this time of recession, many are wondering how to safely invest their money. Banks are not as stable as they once were, stocks are unpredictable, and gold is not as reliable.The answer lies in Bustamante Antique Shows and Book Fairs. Invest in history.Historical artifacts, especially the ones with good providence, fetch premium prices at shows and auctions, and very rarely does the value diminish. Each day you possess a piece of history, it increases in value.High-end antiques such as jewelry, art glass, furniture, porcelain and Greek amphoras are not only sound investments, but look absolutely gorgeous and enhances any home.How can one be sure when choosing a vintage piece that it is what it is represented to be? In earlier times a look at a vintage piece would give you a fair idea of its’ age and value, however with the proliferation of counterfeits in the market today, one can’t be too sure. It is reassuring to know that Bustamante exhibitors must abide by a strict code of ethics, included in their signed contract, one of the highest in the antique industry. Customers can shop with confidence.For over 39 years Bustamante has produced shows at the Pasadena Center and a majority of his dealers are 2nd and 3rd generation business owners. The next Bustamante Antique Show will be held at The Center June 7th , 8th and 9th , exhibiting many antiques of bygone times.To find out more about the upcoming Pasadena Show, visit read more

Perils of journalism: Ben Stokes lashes out at The Sun for “immoral” breach on…

first_imgImage Courtesy: The Evening StandardAdvertisement lrf4NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsihqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecs7qk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) te00Would you ever consider trying this?😱6eaCan your students do this? 🌚vhl3Roller skating! Powered by Firework World Cup and Ashes hero Ben Stokes’ family faced a rather tumultuous time before his birth. The tragedy was brought into light by The Sun who provoked Stokes in their manner for featuring the story.Advertisement Image Courtesy: The Evening StandardThe Sun featured a front-page article which revealed sensitive details of the Stokes family. The outlet deemed fir to publish the piece which was headlined “STOKES’ SECRET TRAGEDY Ashes hero Ben Stokes’ brother and sister were killed by his mum’s jealous ex, three years before cricketer’s birth,”. The all-rounder shared a statement on Twitter where he lashed out at The Sun for their drive for “chasing sales” and proceeded to state that the news outlet sent a reporter to his house in New Zealand as well. Check out this statement below:Advertisement “Today the Sun has seen fit to publish extremely painful, sensitive and personal details concerning events in the private lives of my family, going back more than 31 years.“It is hard to find words that adequately describe such low and despicable behavior, disguised as journalism. I cannot conceive of anything more immoral, heartless or contemptuous to the feelings and circumstances of my family.Advertisement “For more than three decades, my family has worked hard to deal with the private trauma inevitably associated with these events and has taken great care to keep private what were deeply personal and traumatic events. On Saturday, the Sun sent a ‘reporter’ to my parents’ house in New Zealand to question them, out of the blue, on this incredibly upsetting topic. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Sun thinks it is acceptable to sensationalise our personal tragedy for their front page.“To use my name as an excuse to shatter the privacy and private lives of – in particular – my parents, is utterly disgusting. I am aware that my public profile brings with it consequences for me that I accept entirely. But I will not allow my public profile to be used as an excuse to invade the rights of my parents, my wife, my children or other family members. They are entitled to a private life of their own. The decision to publish these details has given and lifelong consequences for my mum in particular.“This is the lowest form of journalism, focussed only on chasing sales with absolutely no regard for the devastation caused to the lives as a consequence. It is totally out of order.“The article also contains serious inaccuracies which have compounded the damage caused. We need to take a serious look at how we allow our press to behave.“Despite the fact that this has now been made public, I do please ask all concerned to respect my family’s privacy and right to home life,”Read Also:Steve Smith Pat Cummins retain top spot in the latest ICC Test RankingsAfghanistan outshine their own record with 12 successive T20I wins Advertisementlast_img read more

Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers

first_imgAn undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists’ claims.They used to be called natural philosophers. Now, oftentimes, “scientists” (a label concocted by William Whewell) learn little about philosophy in their training. Science is supposed to restrict itself to observable, testable phenomena in nature. Like everyone else, though, individual scientists develop strong opinions about things, leading some of them to go far afield of observation. Scientists need to be careful with their pronouncements, because they speak with the presumptive authority of science. Here are some recent news items that illustrate the problem.Will the Great Attractor destroy us? (Live Science). Listed under “Expert Voices,” this article lets astrophysicist Paul Sutter speculate about the fate of the Earth in the far distant future. After discussing observations of the Great Attractor (a massive structure made of clusters of galaxies), he says this:The Great Attractor won’t stay that Great for long. In fact, we’ll never reach it. Before we do, dark energy will rip the Norma Cluster away from us. Clusters will stay like they are, but superclusters will never live up to their names. So take comfort in that: we have nothing to fear from the Great Attractor.Philosophers could point out that Sutter and all his listeners will be long dead before his prophecy could be tested or falsified. That being so, a Socratic gadfly could ask whether his “expert” or “scientific” opinion has any more merit than a given religious apocalypse narrative.Is Earthly Life Premature from a Cosmic Perspective? (Astrobiology Magazine). NASA reprinted this story from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, unquestionably an institution of respectable eggheads (usually). A moment of reflection, however, reveals that no one could possibly know the answer to such a question. Harvard guru Avi Loeb let his assumptions launch him far afield of his observational platform:“If you ask, ‘When is life most likely to emerge?’ you might naively say, ‘Now,’” says lead author Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “But we find that the chance of life grows much higher in the distant future.“Once again, Dr. Loeb and his readers will be long gone before his opinion could be tested. So who “naively” stated a claim? See also, which quotes him saying that “alien life will be more common in the far future” (long after he is dead).Belief in a deity helps humans cooperate and live in large groups, studies say (PhysOrg). Philosophers have no patience with self-refuting propositions. Joseph Henrich, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, seems oblivious to the fact that he fell into that trap. With his Yoda Complex in full operation, Henrich speculated that natural selection produced cooperation.“We have evolved some basic cognitive abilities that allow us to represent and understand these supernatural beings,” Henrich said. “Cultural evolution can then shape the details of what those gods care about and how powerful they are.”But unless Henrich excludes himself from evolutionary forces by some unnatural (supernatural) ability, his proposition implodes. He himself becomes a product of the blind, aimless forces of evolution. A gadfly could joke that to become the fittest, he should believe in a powerful deity himself—not in evolution.Uncalculating cooperation is used to signal trustworthiness (PNAS). Falling into the same trap, psychologists from Harvard and Yale try to account for the “evolutionary puzzle” of human prosociality (altruism) using evolutionary game theory. But if trustworthiness is a product of blind, amoral forces of selection, on what basis do they assert that their own paper is trustworthy? Unless they can argue how they should be exempted from the inexorable forces of natural evolution, maybe their selfish genes are just playing games with the readers’ credulity.Humans artificially drive evolution of new species (Science Daily). It may be demonstrably true that human beings are causing genetic variations among their fellow creatures. But artificial “anything” involves intelligent design. Unless the evolutionists from the University of Copenhagen can make a distinction between artificial and natural causes of variation, they have no basis for calling the effects “unnatural” — as they do. To be consistent, they would have to state that people are just responding to forces of natural selection that produced humans. Consequently, they lose any foundation of moral urgency on which to urge their fellow man to conserve the alleged “natural” species:Although tempting to conclude that human activities thus benefit as well as deplete global biodiversity, the authors stress that extinct wild species cannot simply be replaced with newly evolved ones, and that nature conservation remains just as urgent.If we ever came across aliens, would we be able to understand them? (The Conversation). Maybe James Carney, a psychologist at Lancaster University, should wait till he has some subject matter before speculating about such things. Whales are not aliens; they are earthlings. Carney cannot assume they evolved intelligence that seems “alien” to humans without assuming the thing he needs to prove: evolution.Can we expect to learn such an alien language? The first hurdle would be its medium. Humans communicate in a 85-255Hz frequency range of sound and in the 430-770 THz frequency range of light. This is unlikely to be true of aliens, who will have evolved differently. Nevertheless, the problem is largely a technical one. Speeded up whale songs that are otherwise inaudible to humans, for instance, show that it is relatively easy to map “alien” stimuli into forms that humans can perceive.What does your poop say about your evolution? (PhysOrg). Pardon the disgusting subject matter, but this article seriously contends that your dietary downloads are storytellers about your distant past. The subject matter is observable and repeatable, surely, but the larger claim is not. Perhaps poop to an evolutionist is like a liver to an ancient Babylonian priest, providing a medium for his assumptions to employ, giving quasi-empirical cover for divination rites promising to deliver insight into the nature of unobservable realities.Orangutan ‘copies human speech’ (BBC News). Rocky the orangutan can mimic hundreds of human syllables. This is quite a feat, but parrots have similar abilities, and yet are not considered ancestors of human language. The observation does not justify the conclusion a scientist is drawing:It had been thought these great apes were unable to do this and, since human speech is a learned behaviour, it could not have originated from them.Study lead Dr Adriano Lameira said this “notion” could now be thrown “into the trash can”.Dr Lameira just changed the question. If it’s about the production of sounds with a larynx and mouth, then yes; humans and orangutans share some traits. But now he is asserting that human speech, including convictions of the mind, originated from ape speech. If he really believes his own mental communications came from orangutans, then we can logically throw his belief into the trash can, too. Why? Darwin himself had a “horrid doubt” about whether his own convictions which, if derived from a monkey’s mind, “are of any value or at all trustworthy” (letter to William Graham, 1881).A new design for psychotherapy trials (Medical Xpress). Our last example reveals that psychotherapy, for decades an “official” treatment for mental illness, has lacked evidence for its efficacy. A team of psychologists confessed “it is surprising how little we know about both their naturalistic course and their long-term outcome after psychotherapy.” The situation is almost criminal:One of the main reasons for this gap may be that examining long-term effects in a controlled way is difficult, expensive and bears ethical and methodological risks. For example, treatment responders are often overrepresented in follow-ups while non-responders are lost to attrition or not followed up systematically. This may result in an overestimation of treatment effects. Related to this is the problem of differential retention, which occurs when high-risk patients are systematically excluded from one treatment condition, hereby subverting the effects of initial randomization of patients to treatment arms and again leading to distorted results. Adequate intent-to-treat analyses can partly solve these problems; however, non-responders are still lost.Indeed, “Focusing on these issues is crucial for patients and clinicians to know whether treatments recommended by official guidelines can be expected to have long-lasting effects and what evidence-based options exist in case a treatment fails.” But as psychologists themselves, are they foxes guarding the henhouse? Would they be likely to recommend so-called “faith-based” solutions (such as Biblical counseling by a pastor) instead of psychological treatments? Why wouldn’t randomized trials include those, if there is evidence for their efficacy? And how do the measurements of results take into account the null hypothesis that a certain number of patients might get better on their own?We all need to learn to ask the right questions. Think of these entries as training exercises in how to question scientific claims. Many scientists do not realize that their work is a form of logic. Invested with public trust, wearing their PhDs like miter caps of a priesthood, they make pronouncements that go far beyond what they know. Anyone can make observations and jot them down in a lab book. Interpreting what they mean is a logical endeavor. Unfortunately, science education either fails to recognize or underplays the logical aspects of scientific work. Logic is not a domain of science. It’s a domain of philosophy.Philosophy is unavoidable. Scientific conclusions do not pop out of a test tube or telescope. It takes a mind thinking clearly to understand what’s going on, and what it means. Recognition of logical fallacies can avoid some common pitfalls, but the worldview foundations of good scientific thinking are frequently overlooked. As we try to show, logic cannot be derived from the evolutionary worldview. Only the Biblical worldview of a Creator making man in the image of God can sustain the reasoning necessary to do good science. That’s why many a Christian founder of science followed Kepler’s lead of “thinking God’s thoughts after Him.” That worldview can lead to trustworthy, but not exhaustive, science.(Visited 46 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Google’s Patent Pledge Covers Its Own Ass

first_imgTags:#Google#Open Source markhachman Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google’s pledge to back open patents is a typically Google gesture: an elegant combination of genuine altruism, PR spin and protecting its own self-interests.Thursday morning, Google outlined the Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge, which boils down to one statement: “we pledge not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked,” the company said.Google said that it would place ten patents under the aegis of the OPN, all tied to MapReduce and designed to minimize the computing power of large data sets. Google has previously made those technologies available to developers; the most high-profile example of the MapReduce library is Hadoop, designed to run applications across large collections of low-cost, commodity hardware.Hadoop is licensed using the Apache v2 license, which allows for the modification and distribution of contributed code, without royalty. However, the license applies just to a specific project; the OPN pledge applies to any software, past present or future, that might use those patents. Google also said that the pledge remains in force even if the patents are transferred, which will presumably be apart of the licensing restrictions that are applied if the patents are sold or licensed to another party.But the key component of the pledge is this one: “The Pledge may be terminated, but only if a party brings a patent suit against Google products or services, or is directly profiting from such litigation,” Google said.He Hit Me FirstSo far, the patents that Google included under the pledge are fairly innocuous: there’s simply no way that Google would ever try to enforce its MapReduce patents, not when Hadoop has become such a critical component within the enterprise.Over time, Google said, the company intends to expand the patents covered by the OPN pledge to other technologies, and it’s here that Google lays the foundation for a future opportunity.Two of Google’s most important products are based upon technology that Google open sourced: Google’s Chrome browser and Android. Chrome, based on the Chromium Project, covers both the browser as well as the foundations of Chrome OS. Google’s mobile operating system, Android, was also founded as an open source project, and its pervasiveness as both an OS for phones and tablets – as well as forks like the Amazon Kindle – is based upon Google’s choice of license.But, over time, Google has been sued by Apple, British Telecom, Microsoft and Oracle, among others, who have claimed that the company’s Android patents infringe their own. If Google were to place its key Android patents under the “protection” of the OPN, the company would be able to paint Microsoft and others as bullies. Look, Google would be able to say, we gave the world MapReduce, which is the basis for the Hadoop technology you use to run SkyDrive, Microsoft – and your iCloud, Apple. How can you turn around and sue us over Android? It’s not clear whether Google’s pledge applies on a patent-by-patent basis, so that a suit contesting one patent under the pledge would allow Google – from a public relations standpoint, if not a “legal” one. And this all assumes that Google will take some of its more controversial patents and place them under the OPN, as well.Google is keenly aware of the disgust the software community has for patents, and the sort of restrictive lawsuits that not only tie up potential progress, but also force developers and researchers to constantly protect their innovations. Open-source licenses are a great relief: developers can simply develop, sharing their knowledge and improving their lot as a whole.In keeping with this, Google has elevated the bar for corporate behavior. You can argue that the open-source movement embodied Google’s “don’t be evil” mantra before Google did. (Linus Torvalds released Linux in 1991, seven years before Google was incorporated.) This is the Google of the self-driving car and Google Glass, innovating for all.And there is something to applaud here. It’s just that Google is looking out for its own self interest, too. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Spurs target Malcom not leaving Bordeaux – Poyet

first_imgTransfers Tottenham & Arsenal target Malcom not leaving Bordeaux in January, claims Poyet Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 00:48 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Malcom Bordeaux Getty Images Transfers Tottenham Hotspur Nantes v Bordeaux Bordeaux Nantes Ligue 1 Arsenal The Ligue 1 side’s new manager has revealed he has been given assurances that the Brazilian will remain at the club this month New Bordeaux boss Gus Poyet says he has been given assurances that in-demand forward Malcom will not be leaving the club in January.Goal reported last Friday that Tottenham were the latest Premier League club to have expressed an interest in securing the 20-year-old Brazilian’s services.Arsenal were previously interested in signing Malcom this month, though Arsene Wenger last week ruled out the Gunners moving for him in the January transfer window. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But while a summer move was not ruled out by Wenger, Poyet has put all suitors on notice that the attacker will not be going anywhere this month.Poyet, who was announced as the successor to the sacked Jocelyn Gourvennec at the weekend, said: “The first thing I asked was if Malcom was staying. I was told yes.”I said OK, now we can continue the discussion.”Malcom had reignited speculation about his future by expressing a desire to play in the Premier League following Bordeaux’s 1-0 victory over Nantes on Saturday.While Bordeaux president Stephane Martin claimed Monday he has no issue with Malcom declaring an interest in playing in England, it was after he first re-affirmed the former Corinthians ace will be remaining at the club through the winter window. “It has been said over and over that Malcom will not leave,” said Martin.”He said he wanted to play in the Premier League someday; it’s normal – what player would not want to play in England?Malcom Bordeaux“There is no problem with Malcom.”Malcom has already matched his output of seven goals and four assists in 33 Ligue 1 games last campaign by scoring seven times and adding five assists in just 19 league games this season, prompting interest from Tottenham and Arsenal.Mauricio Pochettino, for his part, earlier Monday refused to address the reports linking Malcom to Spurs, telling Sky Sports: “That is a rumour and I don’t want to speak about it. “I am happy with our squad. We are open to quality players, but it is difficult in this transfer window.”Meanwhile, Arsenal remain on the hunt for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and are nearing a deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.last_img read more

24 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Van Dijk world’s best centre-back

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: Van Dijk world’s best centre-backby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-back in world football.The Dutchman recently finished second behind Lionel Messi in the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Season award.Despite making a crucial mistake in the loss to Napoli two weeks ago, Klopp still has faith in his defensive stalwart.”Yep, I think so. I’m really happy with all my other defenders but yeah, he is the best at the moment,” Klopp said on Tuesday when asked if he felt Van Dijk was the best in the world.”We conceded in Napoli… which country are you from? Italy? I thought so… I still think it was not a penalty!”Napoli have to come to Liverpool, so it’s not decided yet, but we lost the game, that’s a fact as well and we have to start winning.”We don’t even have a little bit of a feeling that this game tomorrow is half done. It’s not. They will surprise a lot of people. But if there is anybody in the world who knows most about how they do what they do, it’s me.”I have a pretty good side as well and we want to be the most uncomfortable opponent in world football and if we are that tomorrow it’s not easy for Salzburg.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 days agoEintracht Frankfurt chairman Steubing enjoys swipe at AC Milan signing Rebic

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Eintracht Frankfurt chairman Steubing enjoys swipe at AC Milan signing Rebicby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEintracht Frankfurt chairman Wolfgang Steubing has enjoyed a swipe at Ante Rebic.Rebic left Eintracht Frankfurt for AC Milan over the summer.“Honestly, I don’t know what to say,” Steubing told Bild.“He wanted to leave, because otherwise he would be the only one of the three strikers to stay at Frankfurt.“Now, he sits outside. He took a gamble and lost. And it won’t get any easier for him.” last_img read more

Nebraska OL Coach On What He Looks For In Offensive Linemen, “Best Guys That Are Tough A**holes”

first_imgNebraska flag bearer waves massive Nebraska flag.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 25: A flag bearer for the Nebraska Cornhuskers waves a flag after the first score during their game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Rutgers 42-24. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Mike Cavanaugh, Nebraska’s offensive line coach who came to Lincoln with former Oregon State coach Mike Riley, knows what he wants to see in his current-and-future Husker players. He, obviously, wants players with talent and ability. But he wants to see something else, too. Cavanaugh wants his offensive linemen to be “tough a**holes.” Mike Cavanaugh on building his offensive line: “We are going to get the five best guys that are tough a** holes.” #Huskers— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) March 19, 2015That has to be music to Nebraska fans’ ears, who are used to watching a tough-as-nails offensive line dominate the line of scrimmage. Nebraska opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against BYU.last_img read more

Young childs leg severed after being struck by farming equipment police

first_imgCLEMENTSVALE, N.S. – RCMP say a seven-year-old girl has died of injuries she suffered when her leg was severed by a farm tractor that struck her as she played in a hay field in rural Nova Scotia.Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said in a release Thursday night that the girl succumbed to her injuries earlier in the evening.RCMP Sgt. Terry Miller said the child was alone in the field that was being mowed when the accident happened at around 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Clementsvale area.Miller said the tractor operator was aware of the presence of the child and was planning to stop the machinery when he came around.But Miller said when the operator turned around and stopped the tractor, he couldn’t see the child anywhere and thought she had returned to the house.Instead, he said, it appears the young girl hid in the deep, metre-high grass.“The operator had mowed over an area and as he was coming back he was travelling in the swath he had just mowed,” Miller said. “The mower was off to the side and he saw a child laying directly in front of him.“He immediately stopped the tractor and got out and ran to the child…you can imagine it was horrific.”Miller said the girl was visiting her grandparents, whose property is next to the field.He said the tractor operator is “devastated” by the heartbreaking accident.Paramedics arrived on the scene in less than 30 minutes, Miller said, and police arrived shortly after.“Her leg was severed in the accident,” he said.The child was taken to the Annapolis Royal Collaborative Clinic, a 24-hour clinic with emergency care, where she was stabilized.She was then transported to a causeway that spans the Annapolis River, which is blocked off and used as a landing pad in emergencies, police said. The girl was airlifted to the IWK children’s hospital in Halifax.Police are continuing to investigate the incident, but Miller said there is no suspicion of criminal activity and charges will likely not be laid.RCMP Cpl. Dione Canning said traffic investigators were on the scene Thursday to investigate the accident.Miller said it drives home just how dangerous farming can be.The Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting service said in a 2013 news release that an average of 13 children die every year as a result of agricultural incidents in Canada, with more suffering from injuries.Two years ago, three children in central Alberta died after they were playing on a truck loaded with canola at a rural property east of Rocky Mountain House when they were buried by the seed.last_img read more

CPPIB grows presence in Hong Kong logistics real estate with Goodman partnership

first_imgTORONTO – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $320 million in a partnership with more than a dozen modern logistics properties in Hong Kong.The Goodman Hong Kong Logistics Partnership, created in 2006, has assets worth about C$4.7 billion including a 50 per cent interest in Goodman Interlink — which is co-owned by CPPIB.Jimmy Phua, CPPIB’s head of real estate investments in Asia, said in a statement Thursday the pension fund manager wants to increase its exposure to the growing logistics sector.He added that e-commerce will drive growth in the logistics sector “and Hong Kong is in a prime geographic position to benefit as more players enter the market.”CPPIB invests funds for the Canada Pension Plan. As of Sept. 30, the CPP Fund had $328.2 billion under management.last_img read more