Dynamic Funds, managed by GCIC Ltd., Tuesday announced the addition of DynamicEdge Defensive Portfolio and DynamicEdge Conservative Class Portfolio to the DynamicEdge line-up of managed portfolios. The two new portfolios have a higher fixed-income allocation than existing DynamicEdge Portfolios. DynamicEdge Defensive Portfolio features an asset allocation of 80% fixed income and DynamicEdge Conservative Class Portfolio has an asset allocation of 65% fixed income. Related news BMO to launch six new mutual funds The new portfolios are intended to provide advisors with broader asset allocation choices for their clients. DynamicEdge Portfolios offer one ticket access to a broad range of Dynamic mutual funds, diversified by asset class, geographic region, investment style, and market capitalization. Tuesday’s launch coincides with a further diversification of the fixed-income component of certain existing DynamicEdge Portfolios to allow them to take better advantage of Dynamic’s comprehensive line-up of fixed-income funds. Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter An inhospitable environment for bond ETFs Keywords Fund launches, Fixed-income fundsCompanies Dynamic Funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media
Author Previous ArticleSmartphone prices climb in falling China marketNext ArticleSafaricom chief attacks competition report findings Home India 3 years behind Asian giants on 5G Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona The Indian government is earmarking a 5G launch in 2022, as the country continues to play catch-up to leading Asian nations South Korea, China and Japan.In an interview with Bloomberg, telecoms secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the 5G roll-out will be complete by 2022, around two-to-three years after powerhouses South Korea, Japan and China launch their networks.South Korea and Japan are planning 2019 launches, with China following in 2020.Sundararajan said India was “not there yet” on 5G, adding it “won’t be driven by supply, it’ll be driven by demand and the rest of the industry needs to wake up to this”.Indian operators are still involved in an aggressive 4G price war, instigated by the entrance of Reliance Jio almost two year ago.Indeed, the country, which is the world’s second-largest mobile market behind China, traditionally lags behind the three Asian markets in terms of launching technology, but there has been a big drive around digital services by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Deploying 5G will prove a significant step in progressing Modi’s Digital India initiative, with low latency and high-speed broadening internet access in the country, and helping with government plans for smart cities.“If we want smart cities, clearly we need smart infrastructure for it,” added Sundararajan.China aidSanford C. Bernstein analyst Christopher Lane told Bloomberg a slight lag from India on 5G could prove beneficial for the country in the long-run.“India needs China to launch to drive economies of scale and lower 5G handsets,” he said.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) last week outlined proposals to release 5G-suitable frequency in the 3.6GHz band, but prices are expected to remain high by international standards. Dates for the auction are not yet announced.As part of its 5G launch, Bloomberg added the country is also looking to increase its fibre network rollout to 2.5 million km by 2022, from 1.5 million km currently. Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 AUG 2018 5GIndiaTrai Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Tags Related Asia Kavit Majithia Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more
Super Bowl, New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees, Sean Payton IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Brees had certainly earned the right to bop and dip to his heart’s content after throwing five touchdown passes that day against the Bills.Based on a combination of Brees’s jaunty strut, New Orleans’ just-completed 35-17 victory and its second-best NFC log, it sure looked to MAS like the Saints had their old swagger (cocky confidence) back.The swag New Orleans had played with since it won Super Bowl XLIV was missing for most of last season when the post-Bountygate Saints, minus suspended coach Sean Payton, bumbled their way to a 7-9 record.But with the return this campaign of Payton — who can also appear a tad full of himself at times — the Saints look like their former talented and somewhat haughty selves.Brees, however, was quick to nix that swag-is-back notion when MAS brought it up postgame.“It’s great to have coach back,” said Brees, “and it’s great for us to be playing the way we are but there are a lot of things to clean up and we have to continue to get better each and every week.”Turns out, Brees was poll parroting what his head coach had told MAS 20 minutes earlier about the state of his team.Said Payton: “There are a handful of things — like today’s eight penalties, having 12 guys in the huddle on offense, only 10 on the field on defense — that go against saying you have your swag back.“Those things can be costly,” added Payton, “we’ve got to make corrections and get that kind of stuff cleaned up first.”That same message had obviously been delivered to Brees and his teammates immediately after the game before the star QB met with the media.What one must realize, though, is how curious head football coaches can be (and none of them are, um, curiouser than MAS was eons ago as a title-winning head high school coach in suburban Philadelphia).To wit: When their teams squeak out a one-point victory in a toss-up game against a tough foe, coaches are tickled pink to just get the win no matter how sloppy their team may have looked.Yet, a decisive 35-17 victory in a game where their ball club was a substantial favorite — like the Saints were over the Bills — is somehow a cause for much grumbling and grousing by the winning coach.Been there, done that. Go figure!The Saint players MAS talked to after the lopsided win pretty much toed the company line.“We believe our program is on the right track again,” cornerback Jabari Greer told MAS, “and we’re excited about it — but we’ve still got a long way to go.”Added solid running back Pierre Thomas: “It’s the basics that we’ve got to get right — like having the right personnel groupings, knowing where to line up, not jumping offsides, knowing who to block. It’s those little things that are hurting us.“Other than that,” offered Thomas, “there’s really not a lot of things we’re messing up on. You can definitely see we’re improving each week.”Make no mistake, any Saints swagger starts at the top with Payton and trickles down.“Absolutely, absolutely,” confirmed wide receiver Lance Moore, who had earlier hauled in one of Brees’s TD tosses. “We’re a reflection of our coach.”“I don’t think we lost all our swagger — we’ve got a little bit out out there.” offered Moore. “We’re in a good spot at 6-1; now we just have to get better and it will be so much more.”Safe to say, then, that when Sean Payton is once again in full swagger, it will be OK for the team to follow suit in that department.One guy who has never lost his on-field swagger, however, is 201-cm Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham, a former college hoopster whose post-TD catch histrionics include 360-degree football dunks over the goalpost crossbar.Graham registered a pair of whirly bird jams vs. the Bills (his seventh and eighth of the season).However, as brazen as Graham can be on the field, he is just as reserved off it.When MAS mentioned his omnipresent swag, Jimmy chuckled and softly said, “I was just happy to play. It felt good.”(He had been out with a foot injury and needed to pass a medical check that morning to participate.)Graham modestly then turned to team improvement.“You always want to build momentum with each game,” he suggested. “And I think today was a little momentum builder for us. So we’ll see . . . “Greer says the coach’s return has been “the catalyst” for a lot of improved on-field execution by the players.“We’re playing better defense (under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan), creating turnovers and then capitalizing on the turnovers,” offered Greer. “And we’re winning the close games.”Sunday, though, it was the Saints who committed costly turnovers in losing a tight contest to the New York Jets.But rebounding New Orleans, now 6-2, still remains a prime NFC contender — only Seattle at 8-1 has fewer losses.So, with a little more tidying up, there’s a good chance that when the Super Bowl arrives, Brees and the Saints will go marching — or is it diddy-bopping? — in.Contact Man About Sports at: [email protected] NEW ORLEANS – After the New Orleans Saints had thumped Buffalo last week to run their record to 6-1, quarterback Drew Brees rolled about the Saints’ Superdome locker room employing a confident-bordering-on-cocky bop and dip in his step.For the uninitiated, “bopping” is when you add a slight bounce or hop to your stride. And “dipping” is rolling your shoulders forward and down, alternating arms, as you walk. KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In 2006, this this video about BumpTop became a hit on YouTube. The video showed a physics driven 3D desktop environment with an innovative menu system. Today, a bit more than two and a half years later, after numerous closed alpha and beta versions, and after adding a number of cool features, BumpTop‘s developer Anand Agarawala and his team are finally ready to open up BumpTop to everybody (Windows only for now). BumpTop will come in two versions: a free, somewhat restricted version, and a fully-featured ‘pro’ version. BumpTop has given us 200 free pro versions to give away to our readers. You can find details about how to claim yours at the end of this post. FeaturesWe could describe BumpTop in every singly detail, but the best way to experience it is really to see it in action: Tags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Among some of BumpTop’s most interesting features are its innovative, free-form method of selecting items on the desktop, the ability to flip through piles of files (with your mouse-wheel, or through an actual flipping motion if you have a touch-screen), and its highly intuitive pie menu system, which you invoke to sort files on the desktop or to create new piles, for example. To search for a file on the desktop, by the way, you just have to start typing. Twitter and Facebook on Your Desktop Since its last couple of releases, BumpTop has added a number of new features, including drag and drop support for Twitter and Facebook. Now, you only need to drop a picture onto the big Twitter or Facebook icons on your desktop, and they will be uploaded to Twitpic and/or your Facebook photo account. You can also now subscribe to any Media RSS feed (from Flickr, for example), and the photos on your background will regularly update with new pictures from this feed. After you zoom in to a picture, you can use a simple swiping motion with your mouse or finger to move to the next picture.Reinventing the DesktopBumpTop, at its core, is trying to reinvent the desktop as we know it. While we have our choice of desktop environments today (Windows, OSX, KDE, GNOME, etc.), the core experience between them doesn’t really vary too much. The basic principles, like organizing files in folders, for example, might look different, but the basic functionality is always the same. With BumpTop, however, users can recreate their own physical desktops, which aren’t usually organized in neat folders. Indeed, most computer desktops, are also cluttered with random files that were just saved on the desktop without any regard for organization. That’s where the power of BumpTop comes in. While organizing files in folders might sounds good, http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=288392.288596″>studies from Microsoft going back as far as 1998 has shown that we are usually far better at recalling information from our spatial memory than at recalling information from texts. Agarawala acknowledged that BumpTop might not be for everyone. He did, however, also stress that BumpTop does not use any gratuitous 3D effects for the sake of it. And indeed, the 3D part of BumpTop is relatively subdued and only really comes into play when you zoom in to the pictures on the wall or when you create (and destroy) piles of files on your desktop. Coming Soon: APIs, Connected Desktops, and, at some point, a Mac Version Agarawala and his team also have big plans for BumpTop’s future. Not only are they planning to open up an API which will allow developers to create widgets on top of BumpTop, but BumpTop also plans to connect multiple desktops with each other over the Internet in the future, which would allow coworkers to easily move documents from one desktop to another. The BumpTop team also plans to release a Mac version in the future, but given the size of the team, the company is currently focusing on the Windows platform first. Verdict There can also be no doubt that there is some novelty factor to the application, though unlike many other similar projects, BumpTop doesn’t feel gimmicky and actually provides a number of very useful features. It is easy to get sidetracked by the cool visuals, but underneath all of this, BumpTop actually provides some very compelling functionality. In our interview last week, Agarawala freely acknowledged that BumpTop might not work for everyone. While it is easy to suspend your disbelief as you are working in the BumpTop environment, any application that you start outside of the app will quickly bring you back to reality (though the BumpTop team does have some ideas for how to solve this problem as well). If you are interested in trying out a new desktop, however, then BumpTop is definitely worth a try. Get Your Free Pro Version BumpTop comes in two versions: a free version, which only includes support for two post It notes, and which doesn’t feature pile flipping, multi-touch support, and another cool feature that automatically makes frequently used files. BumpTop Pro version, which will sell for $29, includes all of these features, as well as the ability to ‘toss’ files to USB keys and CDs. If you are one of the first 200 readers to follow this link and leave your email address, BumpTop will send you a license key for the Pro version.
All 16 NRL Clubs and NRL ambassadors are setting out on an important blitz across Australia and New Zealand, helping to deliver wellbeing messages as part of the NRLâ€™s annual Community Carnival. The visits will occur throughout February and March, with NRL players and ambassadors from each Club delivering a range of important health and wellbeing messages to hundreds of thousands of young fans throughout regional and rural towns. Now in its 16th year, players and ambassadors will meet with local communities and play a role in educating school children on the importance of proper hydration, adequate sleep and developing and supporting a strong sense of belonging. This year, Clubs, players and ambassadors are estimated to travel more than 40,000kms, visit over 1,000 schools and conduct up to 80 Junior League clinics. NRL Chief Operating Officer, Suzanne Young, said the NRL Community Carnival visits were an opportunity for Rugby League to reach out to thousands of supporters and Club fans in regional and remote areas and say thank you ahead of the 2016 Telstra Premiership season. â€œLast year, players and ambassadors reached more than 250,000 school children as part of the carnival and we are expecting this yearâ€™s program to have an even greater reach and impact,â€ Ms Young said. â€œOur communities are the foundations from which Rugby League draws its strength and it is important that we continue to educate not just our elite players, but communities further afield, on the importance of living active, healthy and happy lifestyles.â€ Professor Ron Grunstein from the national Sleep Health Foundation, acknowledged the support and positive initiative of the NRL and Clubs to engage with local communities and impress important health messages. â€œThe program being rolled out across Australia and New Zealand provides key messages, including the importance of sleep for young people,â€ Professor Grunstein said. â€œHealthy sleep helps young people be more attentive and learn and perform better, both as students and in their sporting activities.â€ Players and ambassadors will help present two education resource programs as part of local visits: – NRL Wellbeing: delivered to primary school students, focussing on empowering students to value health and wellbeing in their own lives. – Dream Believe Achieve: delivered to high school students, focussing on the important link between having hope and aspirations for the future and maintaining a positive wellbeing. Both programs are curriculum linked and endorsed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), responsible for the national curriculum, assessment and reporting of students from Kindergarten to Year 12.A full list of NRL Community Camp locations and clubs are listed below: Broncos: Bundaberg, Thursday 4th â€“ Friday 5th February. Local blitz – Sunday 7th February. Bulldogs: Northern NSW – Kingscliff, Cudgen, Fingal Head, Duranbah & Kyogle Postville, Byron Bay – Wednesday 3rd â€“ Friday 5th February. Local blitz – Monday 22nd February. Dragons: Shoalhaven & Nowra – Tuesday 2nd – Wednesday 3rd February. Narooma, Moruya & Batemans Bay – Tuesday 2nd – Wednesday 3rd February. Local blitz: Kogarah – Wednesday 9th December. Manly: Western Region – Dubbo, Nyngan, Cobar, Coonamble & Gilgandra – Sunday 7th â€“ Tuesday 9th February. Local blitz – Monday 15th February. Storm: Albury & Wodonga – Thursday 4th – Friday 5th February. Mildura: Thursday 4th – Friday 5th February. Local blitz – Thursday 4th – Friday 5th February Cowboys: Mount Isa – Thursday 18th â€“ Friday 19th February. Mackay – Thursday 18th â€“ Friday 19th February. Cooktown & Mossman – Thursday 18th â€“ Friday 19th February. Sharks: Ipswich – Thursday 4th – Friday 5th February. Local blitz – Monday 22nd February Panthers: Local blitz – Monday 22nd February. Eels: Alice Springs – Thursday 11th February. Local blitz – Tuesday 16th February. NRL Ambassadors: Broken Hill & surrounds – Monday 22nd â€“ Wednesday 24th February. Kingaroy – Tuesday 1st – Thursday 3rd March. Albury & Wagga Wagga – Thursday 4th – Friday 5th February. North Sydney – Tuesday 16th February.Related LinksNRL Community Carnival Roosters: Central Coast: Umina & Blue Haven – Friday 5th February. Local blitz – Tuesday 2nd February Rabbitohs: Cape York – Sunday 7th – Wednesday 10th February. Local blitz – Tuesday 9th February. Raiders: Canberra to Orange – Cowra, Blayney, Mulyan, Canowindra,Manildra, Molong, Bathurst, Orange – Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th February. Local blitz – Tuesday 23rd February. Knights: Kurri Kurri, Aberdeen & Scone – Wednesday 3rd February. Orange, Wellington, Bathurst & Spring Hill – Thursday 18th February. Local blitz – 15th – 17th February, 25th & 29th February. Titans: Tamworth & Surrounds: Werris Creek, Quirindi & Narrabri – Wednesday 3rd â€“ Friday 5th February. Local blitz – Monday 15th â€“ Friday 19th February. Warriors: Whangarei – Thursday 11th â€“ Saturday 13th February. Nelson – Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th February. Local blitz – Wednesday 24th February. Tigers: Coffs Harbour Area: Nambucca Heads & Woolgoolga – Tuesday 2nd â€“ Thursday 4th February. Local blitz – Leichardt/Balmain – Wednesday 10th February. Local blitz – Campbelltown/Group 6 – Wednesday 17th February.
About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Petit: PSG beating Man Utd will be formalityby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Manu Petit can’t see Manchester United getting past PSG in the Champions League round of 16.Brazil star Neymar, Uruguay hitman Edinson Cavani and French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe all await United.Petit said: “For me, it should be a formality.“PSG are better — both individually and collectively.“United are having serious difficulties in the Premier League.“You can feel that it’s not a happy squad — and I don’t think things will change in two months.“There are arguments between certain leaders and we all saw Mourinho passed up on Paul Pogba against Liverpool.“Everything that is happening at United, on and off the pitch, is all good for PSG.”
Ohio State football recruit Jamel Turner was shot twice while riding in a car late Friday night, but the injuries are not believed to be serious, according to several reports. Turner also posted on his Facebook page that he “just got hit twice is all” and that he “still can play football so its alll gravy.” The prospect transferred from Youngstown Ursuline to Fork Union for his senior year, but left Fork Union last month for undisclosed reasons. In a March interview with The Lantern, Turner said the reason for his transfer was because he “got off track of what I should have been doing. [I] got a little bit off focus and just needed to get out of where I was and come somewhere else so I could focus a little bit more grades-wise.” Shelly Poe, spokeswoman for Ohio State, said the university is “still gathering information on the situation” and does “not have any statement at this time.” Whether Turner ever suits up in scarlet and gray remains to be seen, and Sullivan said Turner’s choices will determine his future. “He has the potential to be as good as he wants to be,” Sullivan said. “The choices are now his. I think he has all the ability in the world. He’s a very intelligent young man and it all comes down to what kind of choices he’s going to make about his life from here on out.“I hope he gets everything straightened out.” On his Facebook page, Turner wrote that he “NEVER WOULDA HTOUGHT [sic] I’D GET SHOT!! [expletive] IT THO… THANK GOD IM STILL ALIVEEE.” According to the Youngstown police report, Turner, who was in the back seat, was struck by gunfire twice, once in his left ankle and once in his right hip. Turner was one of three people in the car, along with his twin brother, Jamal, and 32-year-old Ramses Terry, who was driving the Chevrolet Blazer, which he owns. Police found a bag of marijuana and two handguns in the car, and found no evidence of a shooting at the scene. Attempts to contact Turner have been unsuccessful, and Turner’s former coach at Fork Union Military Academy, Micky Sullivan, said the 18-year-old has turned off his phone. “I’ve tried to call Jamel, his phone is turned off,” Sullivan said. “I saw it just like everybody else on the Internet and I tried to contact him, but I haven’t been able to get in touch with him.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 28, 2017 – Providenciales – The “Turf & Surf” fundraising event, sponsored by PwC and Opus, resulted in approximately $40,000 being donated to the Turks & Caicos AIDS Awareness Foundation (TCAAF) for the Edward Gartland Youth Centre. The Youth Centre lets us reach a key demographic to increase awareness and education – not only about HIV/AIDS but about all kinds of life skills while also providing them with a safe, fun environment to meet friends, receive counseling and develop new skills.A wide cross-section of the local community came out for a fun and unique event where guests enjoyed family style dinner, complimentary champagne and wine and had a chance to make money by betting on pre-taped horse races that were announced live by Mr. Larry Collmus, voice of the Triple Crown and new voice of New York Racing Association. The evening culminated with the “Turks & Caicos Derby”, sponsored by PwC, which also featured a Calcutta style auction of horses, where winning bidders name their horses. Fifty percent of the auction pool was committed as a donation to the TCAAF, with the balance forming the pay-out for Win, Place and Show. This year the champion trophy was awarded to Barrie Cooke, whose horse “The Winner” lived up to its’ name.The evening culminated with the “Turks & Caicos Derby”, sponsored by PwC, which also featured a Calcutta style auction of horses with the winning bids combined to form the payout for Win, Place and Show and the owners naming their horses. This year the champion trophy was awarded to PWC whose horse “The Winner” surpassed all the other horses to take the top spot.“We can’t express our gratitude and appreciation enough to the PwC family, Opus restaurant, sponsors, volunteers and the participants of this event,” said Galmo Williams, Patron of the #TCAAF. “Our fundraising efforts and additional works executed in 2017 would have been futile without the support of the TCI Community”. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nick Haywood, Territory Leader, PwC TCI said: “The event was again a great success. The generosity of those in attendance allowed us to raise around $40,000 for the TCAAF, which we know they will use wisely and carefully to support both the Edward Gartland Youth Centre, and where possible the wider education sector. At a time when everyone has suffered to some degree from the hurricanes, it is heart-warming to see people coming together to help support those who have a greater need. This is just one more example of the strength of our community, and we at PwC are honoured to be a part of it.”Haywood added that “the amount of money raised in a time when the community is still rebuilding not only proves the importance of this event but is a testament to the strength and commitment of the community here and we at PwC continue to be a proud sponsor allowing us to live our core values that include working together, to care, to reimagine the possible, integrity and to make a difference.”Press Release: TCAAF Related Items: