BMO launches silver deposit program

Manager Monitor: Bullion’s bellwether IE Staff Sprott to launch two silver funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) is expanding its Canadian precious metals deposit service offering with the addition of the BMO Vaulted Physical Silver Deposit Program. BMO launched its Gold Deposit Program in September 2011. “Since the launch of our Gold Deposit Program, there has been an overwhelming amount of demand for real physical precious metals products in the Canadian marketplace,” says Simon Carling, managing director, BMO Capital Markets. “Physical silver offerings that completely avoid the use of derivatives, unallocated metal, or certificates are surprisingly difficult to find — which may explain why they are so highly sought after.” BMO’s vault-based programs are designed to take the guesswork out of a physical precious metal investment. All programs are backed on an ounce-for-ounce basis with real, physical bullion at all times. All bullion is separated and identifiable at a secure and approved vault facility in Canada. The bullion cannot be loaned, swapped or used for other purposes In addition, all bullion is unencumbered, and segregated from the assets of BMO Financial Group Although the service charges no annual storage fees or MER, withdrawal and delivery fees may apply. Physical delivery is available upon request. Related news Keywords Precious metalsCompanies Bank of Montreal LME, firms to launch LMEprecious Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

How can you prevent weed seeds from germinating in your garden?

first_imgHow can you prevent weed seeds from germinating in your garden? From blocking pure light to shading the soil, cover crops prevent weeds in many waysMarch 22, 2021 – Have you ever considered using a cover crop in your home garden? Farmers use them often. Cover crops have a lot of benefits, including weed control! This Sustainable, Secure Food blog explores the life of the weed seed and how cover crops can prevent these unwanted seeds from germinating in your garden. The blog post is part of the 2021 Seed Week celebration, organized by the Crop Science Society of America.According to blogger Gina Nichols, cover crops can prevent weeds by:Providing protection for seed-eaters. It’s harder for a hawk to see a mouse running along the ground if there’s a cover crop. The mice protected by the cover crop will eat a lot more seeds.Preventing weed seeds from germinating. Weed seeds will only germinate when they sense pure light, which is blocked by the cover crop.Competing with weeds for resources. Cover crops hog a lot of the things a seed needs, including light, water, and nutrients.To learn more about the benefits of cover crops and how to integrate them into your garden, read the entire blog: https://sustainable-secure-food-blog.com/2021/03/22/how-can-you-prevent-weed-seeds-from-germinating-in-your-garden/About us: This blog is sponsored and written by members of the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. Our members are researchers and trained, certified professionals in the areas of growing our world’s food supply while protecting our environment. They work at universities, government research facilities, and private businesses across the United States and the world.The American Society of Agronomy is an international scientific and professional society with its headquarters in Madison, WI. Our members are researchers and trained, certified professionals in the areas of growing our world’s food supply, while protecting our environment. We work at universities, government research facilities and private businesses across the United States and the world. /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:america, american, American Society of Agronomy, crops, environment, Government, mouse, research, resources, running, science, Society, sustainable, United States, Water, worldlast_img read more

Energy savings on way for Quantong Community Centre

first_imgEnergy savings on way for Quantong Community Centre Energy savings are on the way for the Quantong Community Centre thanks to the installation of solar panels and new LED lights.Horsham Rural City Council allocated funding via the Commonwealth Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program to have a 10kw solar energy system installed on the centre’s roof and all internal and external lighting upgraded to energy efficient LEDs.Repairs were also made to the roof after it was discovered that corellas had extracted screws from the galvanised iron sheets.Mayor Robyn Gulline said the $25,000 grant would have a positive impact long into the future.“The installation of solar power and LED lights will reduce costs to the local community who pay for services to the centre,” Cr Gulline said.“On top of cricket, tennis and football and netball functions, the Community Centre regularly hosts birthdays, funerals and weddings, so it’s fair to say that the energy savings will accumulate substantially over the coming years.“We appreciate and thank the Federal Government for its contribution to our municipality,” she said. /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:commonwealth, community, council, cricket, energy, Federal, federal government, football, future, Government, Horsham, Horsham Rural City Council, Impact, infrastructure, local council, solar power, tennis, Victorialast_img read more

The Physics Of Baseball And Music Topics Of Two CU-Boulder March Shows

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The physics of baseball – particularly why it is different in Denver – and the physics of music and sound will be featured in two separate science outreach programs March 15 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.The CU Wizards show “Bangs and Whispers: The Physics of Sound and Music” is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. March 15 in Duane Physics, room G1B30. At 2 p.m., the Saturday Physics Show “Physics of Baseball at a Mile High” also will be held in G1B30.Both shows are free and open to the public. CU Wizards programs are geared to students in grades five through nine, while the Saturday Physics Series targets high school students, teachers and adults.During the CU Wizards show “Bangs and Whispers: The Physics of Sound and Music,” CU-Boulder physics Professor Steven Pollock will explore and explain the physics behind an array of sounds and musical instruments. The sounds of gongs, guitars, popping balloons and cracking bullwhips all will be investigated during the show.Later, Professor John Bohn of JILA, a research institute jointly operated by CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will discuss the physics behind the flight of a baseball and the changes that altitude can make. Bohn also will talk about the possible effects that storing balls in a humidor has on pitching and batting.For more information about CU Wizards, call 303-492-5011 or visit the Web site at www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/wizards/cuwizards.html, and for more information about the Saturday Physics Series call 303-735-5993 or visit www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/Saturday/index.html. Published: March 12, 2008 last_img read more

India, Cuba sign MoU in health sector

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts The MoU will develop institutional framework for cooperation in the health sector between the two countriesIndia and Cuba recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi, for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Dr Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda, Public Health Minister of Cuba, signed the MoU in the presence of senior officers from the health ministry and a high level delegation from Cuba.Terming it historic, Nadda stated that the relations between Cuba and India are historical and based on shared values of equality and justice, common aspirations and convergence of interests on global issues.Nadda further stated that the MoU on cooperation in the field of health and medicine between India and Cuba is important for exchanges in the health sector and to develop institutional framework for cooperation in the health sector between the two countries.“One potential area is pharmaceutical and biotechnology. Cuba has made remarkable strides in the field of bio-technology and pharmaceuticals. We need to encourage greater institutional collaborations for joint production of medicines on commercial basis,” Nadda elaborated. He also suggested that a Joint Working Group be formed for implementation of the MoU.The objective of this MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health by pooling technical, scientific, financial and human resources with the ultimate goal of upgrading the quality and reach of human, material and infrastructural resources involved in healthcare, medical education and training, and research in both countries.The main areas of cooperation include:Exchange and training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and expertsAssistance in development of human resources, health services and setting up of healthcare facilitiesShort-term training of human resources in healthRegulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and exchange of information;Promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals and others identified by partiesProcurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies;Procurement of health equipment and pharma products;Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon.Procurement of health equipment and pharma products;Collaboration in the prevention of NCDs of mutual interest, such as neurocardiovascular diseases, cancer,COPDs, mental health and dementia, with an emphasis on SDG3 and related factors;Collaboration in the field of climate change impact on communicable diseases and vector borne diseases;Nutritional aspects of food intake, including malnutrition (over-nutrition and under-nutrition) in the light of theSDG2 and organisation of nutritional services;Safety of production, transformation, distribution and food delivery;Research and training of food industry operators;Information and communication to citizens on hygiene and food safety and healthy eating habits; andAny other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalscenter_img News Share Read Article By EH News Bureau on December 7, 2017 India, Cuba sign MoU in health sector Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”last_img read more

Minister of External Affairs releases book on fight against leprosy

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Add Comment News Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar recently released the book “No Matter Where the Journey Takes Me: One man’s quest for a leprosy-free world written by Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador. The book talks about Sasakawa’s journey as the global ambassador for leprosy. Present on the occasion were NK Singh, Fifteenth Finance Commissioner of India and Tarun Das, Chairperson, Sasakawa- India Leprosy Foundation.In his book, Sasakawa describes how his father’s compassion for those with leprosy began when he was a young man and had feelings for a beautiful girl living in the village where he was born. Then, one day, this girl vanished and he later understood that her disappearance was because she had developed leprosy and had been sent into isolation to join others who had the same condition. This led to a lifelong commitment to eliminate leprosy- a dream that Sasakawa made his own.On the occasion, Jaishankar said, “I am thankful to Sasakawa for allowing me an opportunity to be a part of this launch on such a special day. The challenge of leprosy is deeply related with Mahatma Gandhi’s life. This book is an expression of his journey and how he has helped many across the globe. His journey makes you pause and think about the challenges of the people affected with leprosy and urges you to come together to make life easy for these people by various actions including, and very importantly, stop discriminating. Leprosy is a global challenge and Sasakawa has committed himself to eradicating it. He is a true inspiration and we as a country, value his contributions immensely.”Speaking on the occasion, Tarun Das commented, “I feel honoured to be present at the launch of the book written by Yohei Sasakawa. I have worked closely with Sasakawa and applaud his commitment towards the cause. The book is an insight into his journey and will resonate very well with not just people affected by leprosy, but also their families. The book will also motivate people to join the cause and help to eradicate the stigma against leprosy.Expressing his happiness, Sasakawa said, “I am happy that my book is being released in India. This book covers my journey against stigma towards persons affected by leprosy and their families. Education and awareness around leprosy is very limited, resulting in persistence of myths against the disease. India is currently running one of the world’s largest programmes for the eradication of leprosy, the National Leprosy Education Programme (NLEP).” LeprosyNational Leprosy Education Programme (NLEP)Sasakawa-India Leprosy FoundationYohei Sasakawa Related Posts Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) Minister of External Affairs releases book on fight against leprosy The book, “No Matter Where the Journey Takes Me”: One man’s quest for a leprosy-free world talks about his journey and a detailed overview of the modern history of the fight against leprosy Share By EH News Bureau on February 4, 2020 last_img read more

Grillo shoots 9-under 62 for two-shot lead at Africa Open

first_imgEAST LONDON, South Africa – Emiliano Grillo surged into a two-shot lead at the Africa Open with a 9-under 62 on Saturday, putting the Argentine in position for a first European Tour title. In a tournament of low scoring at East London Golf Club, Grillo went lowest in the third round with nine birdies and no bogeys to move to 20 under overall, two strokes ahead of Englishman Oliver Fisher heading to the last round. Fisher moved to 18 under with a 66 and was in contention following an up and down start when he made two birdies and an eagle in his last four holes. Richard Bland of England, Thomas Aiken of South Africa and John Hahn of the United States – the overnight leader – were two behind Fisher and four off the lead on 16 under par.last_img

Dream On

first_imgKOORALBYN, Australia – Off a winding country road deep within the Queensland hinterlands is the Kooralbyn International School, a weathered and slightly dated sports specific institution with a sneaky good resume. This isn’t where Adam Scott learned to play golf. Nor did he dig his competitive fire or resolve from the dusty hillside. But Kooralbyn was where the Australian first put to paper the loftiest of expectations that would take nearly two decades to reach. Scrawled in black and white in his no nonsense singular simplicity is everything one needs to know about Scott – “I would like to be a world-class player,” Scott wrote in December 1996. Coming from your normal, off-the-shelf 16-year-old, such a boastful benchmark could be dismissed as youthful indifference or perhaps false bravado, but from the moment Phil Scott, Adam’s father, put a club in his son’s hands there was never a question of talent. “Every kid says I want to be the world’s No. 1 or I want to win a major, so you take it with a grain of salt. You would have never imagined it would get to where it is now,” said Peter Claughton, the head golf coach at Kooralbyn when Scott attended the remote school. Leave it to Scott to take the long view, even as a teenager. For the Record: Phil Scott – Adam’s Masters win (click for more clips) The dashing champion who became the first Australian to slip his arms into the Masters’ green jacket last spring hasn’t changed much in his years since he attended Kooralbyn, soft-spoken, insightful and honest with clarity of thought that still transcends his years. In broad terms, “a world-class player” went well beyond winning major championships – although bringing the coveted green jacket home certainly leaves little room for debate – or being ranked No. 1 in the world, a goal that is now mathematically within his grasp with Tiger Woods on the extended DL. No, for Scott achieving “world-class” status required the delicate convergence of his prodigious talent with a healthy dose of mental toughness. The latter would take years to hone and would test every ounce of his resolve, while the former came as naturally as a 300-yard drive. When Phil Scott, a club professional who tried his hand as a touring professional in his early years, moved the family from Adelaide in South Australia to Queensland the moment dovetailed with his son’s growing interest in the game. Phil Scott had been hired to be the general manager at Twin Waters Golf Club just north of Brisbane and young Adam’s passion and play blossomed with the relocation. Even at such an early age, Scott had few peers recalled John Jennings, a member at Twin Waters who vividly remembered his first encounter with the skinny kid with the sonic swing. “I turned up at the tee at the appointed time which was noon and there were two elderly ladies, probably in their early 60s, and a little boy and it was his 12th birthday. That little boy was Adam Scott,” said Jennings, who remembered Scott shooting 84 (12 over) and dropping his handicap to 12 that day. For Scott, however, high noon still loomed well down the road. Scott’s time at Kooralbyn – where years later Jason Day would also hone his world-class game – was short, but from an early age there were whispers. Scott, along with fellow phenom Aaron Baddeley, were the proverbial pointy end of the spear in Australia’s golf awakening and inevitably the conversation would always turn to Augusta National, the site of so much collective angst. For a proud sporting nation, Augusta National was cursed grounds and Greg Norman, a three-time bridesmaid at the Masters, was their hero whose heart had been broken and the pain shared by an entire country. “I’m working with Aaron and know how good of shape he was in, and he and Adam are at a junior event and Aaron calls and says, ‘I won my age division but finished second overall,’” said Dale Lynch, the golf coach at the Victorian Institute of Sport at the time. “Aaron shot 6 under so I ask what (Scott) shot and he said 16 under. My first introduction to Adam was this kid shooting these scores and beating a kid I’m working with that was really good. It was scary.” Before Scott could end Australia’s long Masters winter, however, he would have to endure his share of heartbreak. There was a brief stop at UNLV before turning pro in 2000 and enjoying almost immediate success, with victories on the European Tour (2001) and PGA Tour (2003) in his rookie year on both circuits. Scott would add five more Tour titles before his 30th birthday but something was missing. Prior to 2011, he had just four top-10 finishes in 39 major starts, and only one (a tie for ninth at the 2002 Masters) where it most mattered. “There wasn’t a lot of great experience there for me. There was a lot of average golf and when you’re playing average in a major they really show you how average you’re playing,” Scott said. “There were a couple of really bad scores and some embarrassing moments.” But if greatness is born from adversity then Scott entered the final leg of his climb to world-class status in 2009, when he posted just a single finish inside the top 10 and concluded the season outside the top 100 in Tour earnings for the first time in his career. Two summers later, on a warm and sunny English afternoon, the final piece of the puzzle fell into place for the would-be major champion as putt after putt refused to drop. Four strokes clear with four holes to play at the 2012 Open Championship, Scott limped home with four closing bogeys and lost by a stroke. Most athletes struggle to pinpoint the instance when the winning epiphany arrives, but for Scott it was the precise moment when Ernie Els hoisted the claret jug over his head on Royal Lytham’s 18th green. “We’ll all be able to look back and think that (the 2012 Open) made him,” Phil Scott said. “It made him realize that he woke up the next morning and there was still oxygen and he still saw the ceiling and you might as well get on with it.” Less than a year later Scott would play his last six holes at Augusta National in 3 under to tie Angel Cabrera and clinch his slice of Australian history with a 12-footer for birdie at the second extra hole. At the time, the normally subdued Scott allowed himself a rare moment of retrospection. “It’s amazing that it’s my destiny to be the first Aussie to win, just incredible,” he smiled. Of course it would be Adam Scott, their Scotty, to end the Aussie duck, a cricket analogy that summed up 79 years of frustration at Augusta National. Born from wild expectations, forged through adversity and delivered at the perfect moment to end one of sports’ most confounding droughts. “I don’t think it’ll get any better than that moment,” said Phil Scott, who was waiting for his son behind the 10th green following the playoff on that gloomy Masters Sunday. “He could win 10 green jackets and whatever championships, to me that will always be the moment.” It was the moment Scott finally lived up to the potential of being the world-class player the 16-year-old envisioned nearly two decades ago at Kooralbyn.last_img read more

Kalispell Approves 2010-2011 Preliminary Budget

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email The Kalispell City Council unanimously approved the preliminary budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year at its June 28 meeting, setting a public hearing on the budget for July 19. The preliminary budget show’s Kalispell’s finances beginning to stabilize, with a cash reserve forecast to rise to $655,179 by the end of the fiscal year, up from $244,122 just two years prior. The general fund for fiscal year 2011 will be $9,072,078, making up about one-fifth of the total budget, which includes enterprise funds, capital projects and special revenue, of $45,695,789. The council must vote on the preliminary budget prior to beginning of the fiscal year on July 1, so city departments can continue to operate. Then the council can opt to make changes following the public hearing. In August, the Finance Department makes final budget changes due to carryovers and revised estimates, and the state Department of Revenue provides Kalispell with its taxable values by Aug. 10. The council is scheduled to vote on the final budget at its second meeting in August. At the June 28 meeting, Councilman Bob Hafferman introduced a successful amendment that limited the city government to spending only on salaries, maintenance and operations already approved by council during the period between the passage of the preliminary and final budget. Hafferman said he trusted city officials, but felt the amendment was necessary given actions of the previous full-time city manager. “Jim Patrick overstepped his bounds and I know the present city manager isn’t going to do that,” Hafferman said. Not a single member of the public was present June 28 to comment on the approval of the city budget, though a grant to study future options for the improvement of the city airport, included in the budget, has drawn critics at prior meetings. last_img read more

Communication Assistant Internship in Brussels

first_img Similar Stories Tweet ← Three Tips on How to Get an Internship in International Development Share 0 Trainee EODS Project Assistant at GIZ in Belgium +1 Temporary Research Assistant Pocket October 9, 2015 Published by miro center_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 11 October 2015Open to: applicants with a degree in communication, public affairs or similar and with excellent knowledge of EnglishRemuneration: the terms and conditions of the contract will be subject to Belgian lawDescriptionEuropean Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) represents the interests of the solar heating and cooling industry, actively promoting the use of these technologies in Europe. Its membership covers the whole solar thermal value chain, from collector manufacturers to component suppliers, research institutes, service providers, national solar thermal and renewable energies associations.ESTIF is looking for a graduate, with a commitment to renewable energy and willing to work on different communication related aspects: external & internal communication, media relations, website and social media, publications and communication materials. The internship is based in Brussels, Belgium for a duration of seven to eight months, starting between 26 October and 9 November 2015.Main tasks:Support on the management of the main ESTIF website, related websites and social media;Monitor media and press coverage of a range of issues relevant for the solar thermal sector;Draft texts and articles for different purposes: website, media, newsletter and other documents;Assist in the editing of publications, printed or digital: brochures, newsletters, communication materials;Support the work towards media: drafting press releases, media listings and enquiries;Support the internal communication work, mainly towards members;Updating the contacts’ database;To cooperate in the organisation of workshops and other events and support project management;To contribute, as required, to the overall work of the association and perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.EligibilityAll candidates should possess following skills:Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English: native speaker or equivalent level;Good knowledge of spoken and written German;Very good communication skills, either written or spoken, including copywriting;Degree in communication, public affairs or similar;Excellent analytical skills, with attention to detail, and accuracy;Good command of social media, CMS, online monitoring tools, graphic design and office software.RemunerationThe terms and conditions of the contract will be subject to Belgian law. The successful applicant will be offered a “convention d’immersion professionnelle”.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 11 October 2015. Applicants should send an e-mail to [email protected] quoting “Communication Assistant Internship” in the subject line. The e-mail must include a short text with the applicant’s motivation (100 words maximum) to work in this field (Communication, Renewable Energy) and, in annex, a short CV.For more information please visit the official website. Communication Assistant Internship in Brussels Purchasing Assistant Intern at ML Components GmbH Training for Young Film Critics at International Film Festival Rotterdam → LinkedIn 0 Redditlast_img read more