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Most actively traded companies on the TSX


Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,171.39, down 30.98 points):Jaguar Mining Inc. (TSX:JAG). Miner. Down 10 cents, or 28.99 per cent, to 24.5 cents on 29.4 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 49 cents, or 3.78 per cent, to $12.47 on 7.7 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Up 14 cents, or 3.90 per cent, to $3.73 on 5.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 3.70 per cent, to $3.36 on 5.3 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.20 per cent, to $9.95 on 5.04 million shares.Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG). Oil and gas. Up 13 cents, or 1.34 per cent, to $9.83 on 3.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX). Entertainment. Up 86 cents, or 1.75 per cent, to $50.09 on 84,451 shares. The company has signed an exclusive partnership deal to open Topgolf entertainment complexes across the country over the next several years. Topgolf combines a driving range with other games and entertainment options including point-scoring golf games that feature microchipped balls.Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Grocer. Down $2.69, or 3.76 per cent, to $68.80 on 1.9 million shares. Canada’s largest grocery and drug store operator warned Wednesday that minimum wage increases in Ontario and Alberta threaten to harm its bottom line and it will have to find ways to cut costs. Loblaw Companies Ltd., which owns Shoppers Drug Mart and grocery chains including Loblaws and No Frills, estimates the wage hikes will mean its labour costs will grow by about $190 million next year.OpenText Corp. (TSX:OTEX). Application software. Up $1.18, or 2.83 per cent, to $42.86 on 524,280 shares. The business software company has agreed to buy Guidance Software in a deal that values the forensic security firm at US$222 million. Under the deal, the Ontario-based firm has agreed to pay US$7.10 per share for Guidance Software.Tembec Inc. (TSX:TMB). Forest Products. Oil and gas. Down seven cents, or 1.50 per cent, to $4.61 on 594,434 shares. The forestry company reported second-quarter earnings of $17 million (17 cents per share), up from $9 million (nine cents per share) in the same quarter a year ago. Consolidated sales for the three-month period totalled $419 million, up from $376 million.Yellow Pages Ltd. (TSX:Y). Digital media and marketing. Down 66 cents, or 8.98 per cent, to $6.69 on 242,423 shares. The company says chief executive Julien Billot has left. The board has named chief financial officer Ken Taylor as interim chief executive and has started a search for a permanent successor. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 26, 2017 2:35 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


New Orleans rolls past Governors State 9753


NEW ORLEANS — Ezekiel Charles scored 20 points and Damion Rosser 18 as New Orleans used a huge second half to beat Governors State 97-53 on Saturday.Charles had six points and Scott Plaisance, Troy Green and Rosser five each in a 25-1 over a 5 1/2-minute stretch to put New Orleans comfortably ahead 86-49.Charles was 8-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers and a game-high seven rebounds while Rosser was also 8 of 10. Plaisance added 14 points and Amari Haynes 13.The Privateers (3-2) shot 58 per cent and made 18 steals, in scoring 31 points off 27 turnovers. They outscored the Jaguars 48-16 in the second half after leading 49-37 at the break.Justin Siorek scored 21 points with five 3-pointers and Robbie Brooks added 10 points for Governors State.The Jaguars, who began playing varsity basketball in 2015-16 and reached the NAIA Tournament last season, were playing a NCAA Division I opponent in a regular-season game for the first time.The Associated Press read more


We really ARE made of stardust building blocks of life found at


first_imgWhen Carl Sagan, the late American astrophysicist, made the comment that ‘we are made of star-stuff’ he meant that all the elements on Earth were once produced in the heart of stars before being flung out into the universe in giant supernovae. But British scientists have now discovered that the actual building blocks of life itself are also found floating in stardust. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London discovered an organic compound in the swirling material which is forming new stars 400 light years away in the constellation Ophiuchus, The Serpent Bearer.The area of space is significant because it is a mirror image of how our own Solar System formed billions of years ago, suggesting that life in our section of the universe probably got going in a similar way. It also means alien life elsewhere is more likely. The compound Methyl isocyanate comes from a family of molecules which are the foundation of vital molecular mixtures such as peptides and amino acids which are essential for living organisms on Earth.Scientists have long suspected that organic compounds were brought to Earth via comets, which crashed into the planet, setting off an evolutionary chain of events which eventually led to humans. But it was unclear where they had come from in the first place. The new finding suggests the compounds may form in the melting pot of new stars. Life may have arrived on Earth through similar building blocks which formed around our own star, The Sun  Life may have arrived on Earth through similar building blocks which formed around our own star, The Sun Credit:AP The ALMA observatory  Rafael Martín-Doménech said: “We are particularly excited about the result because these protostars are very similar to the Sun at the beginning of its lifetime, with the sort of conditions that are well suited for Earth-sized planets to form.“By finding prebiotic molecules in this study, we may now have another piece of the puzzle in understanding how life came about on our planet.”Dr Niels Ligterink at the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands also carried out laboratory experiments to prove that the chemicals could form in the icy depths of space.“This implies that this molecule and thus the basis for peptide bonds is indeed likely to be present near most new young solar-type stars,” he said.The findings were reported in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team made the discovery using data from the ALMA telescope (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) in Chile.They found the unique chemical fingerprints located in the warm, dense inner regions of the cocoon of dust and gas surrounding young stars in their earliest stages of evolution. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. ALMA has observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate a chemical building block of life. ALMA has observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate a chemical building block of life.Credit:ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/L. Calçada “This family of organic molecules is involved in the synthesis of peptides and amino acids, which, in the form of proteins, are the biological basis for life as we know it,” said Audrey Coutens at UCL.Dr David Quénard from QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy, added: “Our findings indicate that the key ingredients for the origin of life could have been produced at an early stage of the Solar System.“It is believed that some basic prebiotic chemistry could have developed in space, likely transferring prebiotic molecules to the solar nebula and later on to Earth.”Earth and the other planets in our Solar System are formed from the material left over after the formation of the Sun around 4.5 billion years ago. The ALMA observatory Credit:ALMA So finding complex molecules at the birth of a star indicates that all the planets created around it are already surrounded with the chemical ingredients needed to make life.Organic molecules created in clouds of interstellar gas and dust during the early stages of star formation could have easily been transferred to planets and smaller bodies, such as asteroids and comets, forming around stars, the scientists believe.Dr Izaskun Jiménez-Serra from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary added: “Our results suggest that the chemical composition of comets may be inherited directly from the interstellar medium.”last_img read more




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