Canadian pension plans see improved financial health, despite volatile markets

In a time of market turbulence, the typical Canadian pension plan is actually getting healthier. Consulting firm Mercer Canada Ltd. said its Mercer Pension Health Pulse, which tracks the median solvency ratio of the defined benefit (DB) pension plans of Mercer clients, increased from 108 per cent on March 31 to 109 per cent by …

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High harmonics illuminate the movement of atoms and electrons

A terahertz pulse (blue) excites atomic vibrations (phonons) in a monolayer of hBN. A subsequent intense IR laser pulse (red) probes the atomic positions by generating high harmonic radiation (rainbow) with temporal information down to one femtosecond. Credit: Jörg Harms, MPSD Laser light can radically change the properties of solid materials, making them superconducting or …

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Pixelworks Powers ROG Phone 6 Series to New Benchmark for Mobile Gaming Experience

High Refresh Rate Display Coupled with Premium Visual Processing Brings Best-in-Class Visual Quality to Consumers Pixelworks, Inc . (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of innovative video and display processing solutions today announced the recently launched ASUS ROG Phone 6 series integrates the Company’s visual processing solutions, including industry-leading HDR technology, professional color calibration, DC Dimming …

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Many Canadian businesses are struggling to find staff

Businesses across Canada can operate at full capacity again, but many are struggling to find staff to serve their customers. “Currently, we are open only five days a week,” Davinder Chaudhary, owner of Ottawa’s upscale Aiana restaurant, told CTV News. “We are capping our reservations because we don’t have adequate service staff to take care …

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New ‘Rainbow Map’ Shows Mineralogical Make-up Of Mars

Seen are six views of the Nili Fossae region of Mars captured by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging … [+] Spectrometer for Mars, or CRISM, one of the instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHU-APL Scientists are about to get a new look at Mars, thanks to a multicolored 5.6-gigapixel map. Covering 86 percent of the …

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Four top stocks picks from an award-winning National Bank Financial analyst

Maxim Sytchev in Toronto, on Nov. 27, 2019.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail The industrials sector has been hard hit with only a handful of stocks in the sector posting gains in 2022. However, the decline in industrials stocks may represent buying opportunities for long-term investors. To help investors identify potential winners amongst the stock market …

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John Deere Classic payout: JT Poston clears $1.2 million

JT Poston didn’t just collect an Open Championship ticket, Masters invite and other Tour exemptions with his victory Sunday at the John Deere Classic. He brought home a pretty sizable paycheck, too. Poston won $1.278 million for his three-shot victory at TPC Deere Run, pushing his career total to nearly $10 million. Full-field scores from …

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The iPhone 14 isn’t here and it’s already doomed

Long-time readers of the Macalope’s work will know that a favorite Apple doom scenario of his is the dreaded iPhone production cuts. The traditional appearance of these cuts is around December when Apple would normally cut back on production after the surge in sales when new models are introduced. But since this is Apple news …

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the pentaquark and the first-ever pair of tetraquarks

The new pentaquark, illustrated here as a pair of standard hadrons loosely bound in a molecule-like structure, is made up of a charm quark and a charm antiquark and an up, a down and a strange quark. Credit: CERN The international LHCb collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has observed three never-before-seen particles: a …

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Kate Middleton Takes New 75th Birthday Photograph of Camilla

The Duchess of Cambridge has for many years taken photographs of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to be officially released on their birthdays and other special occasions. And now, she has expanded her portfolio to other royals, with Camilla inviting Kate to photograph a magazine cover shoot for her 75th birthday. An image …

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