S&P Indices, TMX launch two new versions of benchmark index

Bringing ethnic diversity to indexing The S&P/TSX Composite High Beta Index will measure the performance of the 50 constituents of the S&P/TSX Composite that are the most sensitive to changes in market returns. It is designed to serve as a benchmark for investors with a bullish strategic or tactical view of the Canadian stock market. Constituents are weighted in proportion to their market sensitivity, or beta, with the highest beta stocks receiving the highest weights. Both new indices have been licensed by S&P Indices to PowerShares Canada to serve as the basis for potential PowerShares ETFs listed on Toronto Stock Exchange. New indexes align with Paris Agreement targets Share this article and your comments with peers on social media HSBC debuts stock-picking AI index S&P Indices and TMX Group Inc. said Wednesday that they are launching two new indices designed to provide market participants with measuring tools for specific stock characteristics within the S&P/TSX Composite, the principal benchmark for Canadian equity markets. The S&P/TSX Composite Low Volatility Index measures the performance of the 50 least volatile stocks in the S&P/TSX Composite. The index is designed to serve as a benchmark for low volatility strategies in the Canadian stock market. Constituents are weighted relative to the inverse of their corresponding volatility, or standard deviation, with the least volatile stocks receiving the highest weights. IE Staff Keywords IndexesCompanies S&P Indices, TMX Group Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news read more

Two Day State Mourning for Sir Howard Begins Today

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerMembers of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), stand guard around the casket which bear the remains of Sir Howard Cooke, former Governor General, as it lay in state inside the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in Sam Sharpe Square, on August 5. Thousands of citizens from across western Jamaica filed pass the body of the late Head of State. Story HighlightsAs the nation today (Aug 7) begins a two day period of state mourning for the late former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller will lead members of the Cabinet in viewing the body of Sir Howard at the laying-in-state at the Mico University. The Prime Minister and Cabinet Members will view the body at 3 p.m. The State Funeral for Sir Howard will take place tomorrow (Friday, August 8) at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 1 George Headley Drive in Kingston, beginning at 10 o’clock in the morning. Two Day State Mourning for Sir Howard Begins TodayJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay As the nation today (Aug 7) begins a two day period of state mourning for the late former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke,  Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller will lead members of the Cabinet in viewing the body of Sir Howard at the laying-in-state at the Mico University. The Prime Minister and Cabinet Members will view the body at 3 p.m.The designated period of state mourning will run from this morning through to the end of the interment ceremony for Sir Howard tomorrow (Aug 8) at National Heroes Park. During the 2 days of state mourning, the national flag is to be flown at half-mast at all government offices and national buildings from 8.a.m until sundown. Half-mast does not mean half way down the mast. During the period also no public social or official events or functions should be held.Today is also the final day for members of the public to sign the Condolence Books for the late former Governor General which have been opened at King’s House, Mico University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Headquarters of the People’s National Party and the Office of the Prime Minister, Western Region in Montego Bay. The Books will be opened for signing between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.The State Funeral for Sir Howard will take place tomorrow (Friday, August 8) at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 1 George Headley Drive in Kingston, beginning at 10 o’clock in the morning.State Funerals are accorded Governors-General, Prime Ministers and National Heroes. The last State Funeral in Jamaica was in 2004 for the Most Hon. Hugh Lawson Shearer, the country’s third Prime Minister. RelatedThousands View the Body of Sir Howardcenter_img Advertisements RelatedIndependence Day Message from Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller RelatedPM Opens Linstead to Moneague Highway Two Day State Mourning for Sir Howard Begins Today Office of the Prime MinisterAugust 7, 2014Written by: Communications Unit-OPMlast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 4th

first_img By News Highland – September 4, 2019 Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 4th Twittercenter_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Previous articleColeman says Ireland are buzzing ahead of Swiss tieNext articleOireachtas Agriculture Committee calls for retailers to be included in beef talks News Highland Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 4th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/04news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Viewing violent news on social media can cause trauma

first_imgViewing violent news events via social media can cause people to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).This is one of the findings by Dr Pam Ramsden from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford that will be presented today, Thursday 7 May 2015, at the Annual Conference of the British Psychology Society being held in Liverpool.Dr Ramsden explained: “The negative effects of exposure to other people’s suffering have long been recognised in roles such as professional healthcare workers. Various studies have documented the negative psychological reactions following indirect exposure to traumatised people called vicarious traumatisation.” Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterest Emailcenter_img “Social media has enabled violent stories and graphic images to be watched by the public in unedited horrific detail. Watching these events and feeling the anguish of those directly experiencing them may impact on our daily lives. In this study we wanted to see if people would experience longer lasting effects such as stress and anxiety, and in some cases post-traumatic stress disorders from viewing these images.”Some 189 participants (participant’s mean age was 37 years old with an almost even gender split) completed clinical assessments for PTSD, a personality questionnaire, a vicarious trauma assessment and a questionnaire concerning different violent news events on social media or the internet. These included the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks, school shootings and suicide bombings.Analysis indicated that 22 per cent of participants were significantly affected by the media events. These individuals scored high on clinical measures of PTSD even though none had previous trauma, were not present at the traumatic events and had only watched them via social media. Those who reported viewing the events more often were most affected.Dr Ramsden said: “It is quite worrying that nearly a quarter of those who viewed the images scored high on clinical measures of PTSD. There was also an increased risk for those with outgoing, extroverted personalities. With increased access to social media and the internet via tablets and smartphones, we need to ensure that people are aware of the risks of viewing these images and that appropriate support is available for those who need it.” Share LinkedInlast_img read more

Half-time: Shakhtar 1 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea trailed to a dominant Shakhtar Donetsk side after being outplayed for long periods of an open and entertaining first half.The European champions went a goal down after only three minutes, when Alex Teixeira took advantage of a fortunate ricochet off John Terry and fired low past Petr Cech.Terry returned to the side along with Frank Lampard, but the latter went off injured after 18 minutes.AdChoices广告And Terry also had a miserable opening period as part of an overworked defence as the hosts dominated.Shakhtar went close on numerous occasions and Cech was forced into several fine saves towards the end of the half.But the home side’s willingness to pour forward left big gaps at the back and will give Chelsea hope they can turn things around with a more composed display in the final third of the pitch.Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Oscar, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard (Hazard 18), Mata, Torres.Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Sturridge, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Bertrand.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Utes hang on for first win at Stanford in 48 years with 70-66 victory

first_imgSTANFORD, Calif. — The last time the Utah basketball team won a game at Stanford, Larry Krystkowiak was just a young lad living near Glacier National Park in Montana. It was clear back in 1971 when the Utes took an eight-point victory over the Cardinal.Finally all these years later, the Utes broke a losing streak that included five straight losses here in Pac-12 play since 2012 with a 70-66 victory Thursday night at Maples Pavilion.Coach Krystkowiak said he addressed the Pac-12 drought before the game, telling his team that Stanford and Arizona were the only two places in conference play the Utes hadn’t won over the past seven seasons.“We talked about it before the game that there were a couple of places we hadn’t won,” he said. “It was a team effort, and everybody was engaged.”“That was a lot of fun, Coach K’s first win at Stanford,” said Sedrick Barefield, who was the Utes’ hero with three big 3-pointers and four free throws down the stretch. “Being able to say we did that is a really cool thing.”It didn’t come easy as the Utes overcame what Krystkowiak called some “atrocious” offense with some strong defense at the other end.That was a lot of fun, Coach K’s first win at Stanford. – Utah guard Sedrick BarefieldThe Utes kept Stanford from scoring three times in the final 25 seconds as they hung on for their second road victory in Pac-12 play and improved to 4-2 in the league and 10-8 overall.Barefield led the Utes with 18 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line. Donnie Tillman added 11 points off the bench, Parker Van Dyke scored 10 and Jayce Johnson and Both Gach each scored nine points, with Johnson grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds.KZ Opala, who had missed the last game at Washington State with back spasms, was tough for the Utes to stop all night as he finished with 22 points for Stanford. Daejon Davis added 17 points, while Josh Sharma had nine points and 12 rebounds.Utah took a 31-26 lead into halftime after trailing for much of the initial 20 minutes.The Utes got off to a sloppy start and trailed early before tying the game at 18 on a lay-up by Tillman. Then with his team down 23-20, Van Dyke hit back-to-back 3-pointers from out front and the right corner to put the Utes on top. After the Cardinal tied it, Barefield hit a 3-pointer from the top and then Timmy Allen scored his first points of the game with a short shot just before the buzzer.In the second half, the Cardinal came out strong and looked to be in control for a while as they led by six points at 54-48 with 7:51 left on a bucket by Davis.Then after Charles Jones scored for Utah, Barefield hit back-to-back 3-pointers from out front within a 30-second span to put the Utes up 56-54 at the 5:24 mark.It was 60-60 when Barefield hit another big three from out front, although this one didn’t swish and bounced around the rim a couple of times before finally falling.After Okpala tied it with a three, Van Dyke scored on a drive to put the Utes up for good at 65-63 with 57 seconds left. Okpala could only make one of two free throws with 39 seconds left and then came an “interesting” play when Stanford fouled Barefield immediately.Not only did they have nearly 40 seconds left, enough time to get the ball back with 10 seconds or so, but they also fouled perhaps Utah’s best free-throw shooter (83.6 percent on the year).“That was a little interesting,” said Krystkowiak. “I don’t know if they were going for a steal or trying to foul him. It certainly gives us, on a night like tonight, our best opportunity to put points on the board because we hadn’t dazzled anybody up until that point. So that was big.”Barefield sank both to put the Utes up by three, and then after Sharma made two free throws at the 24-second mark, Barefield was fouled again and sank two with 22 seconds left.Stanford couldn’t convert on a lay-up try with 16 seconds left, and Johnson sank one of two free throws for the final margin.The Utes will try to get another road win Saturday night when they take on Cal at Haas Pavilion in an 8 p.m. MST game.last_img read more