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News Article | April 20, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Auctions of mortgage covered bonds for the refinancing of RD Euribor3® and FlexKort® Realkredit Danmark will hold auctions on SDRO’s for the refinancing of RD Euribor3® and FlexKort® as of 1 July 2017. The auctions will be held on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Realkredit Danmark has chosen to open a 4-year mortgage covered bond (SDRO) without an interest rate floor to fund FlexKort® as of 1 July 2017. The bond will be used for new loan offers after refinancing. The bond will be sold on auction on 30 May 2017, where investors make their bid on the spread to CITA 6M. RD Euribor3® is refinanced into DK0004603461, an existing bond currently open for loan offers. The bond matures on 1 July 2019 and has an embedded interest rate floor. After refinancing, the same ISIN will be used for new loan offers. The auction will take place on 30 May 2017, where investors make their bid on the bond price. The terms and conditions as well as the preliminary amount of bonds to be refinanced are set out in the appendix to this announcement. The final amounts to be auctioned will be announced early May. Any additional questions should be addressed to Christian Rosenstand, Head of RD Funding, phone


News Article | April 20, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Auctions of mortgage covered bonds for the refinancing of RD Euribor3® and FlexKort® Realkredit Danmark will hold auctions on SDRO’s for the refinancing of RD Euribor3® and FlexKort® as of 1 July 2017. The auctions will be held on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Realkredit Danmark has chosen to open a 4-year mortgage covered bond (SDRO) without an interest rate floor to fund FlexKort® as of 1 July 2017. The bond will be used for new loan offers after refinancing. The bond will be sold on auction on 30 May 2017, where investors make their bid on the spread to CITA 6M. RD Euribor3® is refinanced into DK0004603461, an existing bond currently open for loan offers. The bond matures on 1 July 2019 and has an embedded interest rate floor. After refinancing, the same ISIN will be used for new loan offers. The auction will take place on 30 May 2017, where investors make their bid on the bond price. The terms and conditions as well as the preliminary amount of bonds to be refinanced are set out in the appendix to this announcement. The final amounts to be auctioned will be announced early May. Any additional questions should be addressed to Christian Rosenstand, Head of RD Funding, phone


News Article | April 20, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Auctions of mortgage covered bonds for the refinancing of RD Euribor3® and FlexKort® Realkredit Danmark will hold auctions on SDRO’s for the refinancing of RD Euribor3® and FlexKort® as of 1 July 2017. The auctions will be held on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Realkredit Danmark has chosen to open a 4-year mortgage covered bond (SDRO) without an interest rate floor to fund FlexKort® as of 1 July 2017. The bond will be used for new loan offers after refinancing. The bond will be sold on auction on 30 May 2017, where investors make their bid on the spread to CITA 6M. RD Euribor3® is refinanced into DK0004603461, an existing bond currently open for loan offers. The bond matures on 1 July 2019 and has an embedded interest rate floor. After refinancing, the same ISIN will be used for new loan offers. The auction will take place on 30 May 2017, where investors make their bid on the bond price. The terms and conditions as well as the preliminary amount of bonds to be refinanced are set out in the appendix to this announcement. The final amounts to be auctioned will be announced early May. Any additional questions should be addressed to Christian Rosenstand, Head of RD Funding, phone


Gonzalez-Coloma A.,CSIC - Institute of Agricultural Sciences | Bailen M.,CSIC - Institute of Agricultural Sciences | Diaz C.E.,CSIC - Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology | Fraga B.M.,CSIC - Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology | And 5 more authors.
Industrial Crops and Products | Year: 2012

The objective of this study was the valorization of Spanish Artemisia absinthium populations from Teruel (Aragón) and Sierra Nevada (Granada). These populations were experimentally cultivated in the field and under controlled conditions. Three major components were isolated from a two year-old population obtained from the Teruel population cultivated in Ejea-Zaragoza in 2003, and identified by NMR experiments as the sequiterpene lactone hydroxypelenolide (I) and the flavones artemetin (II) and casticin (III). The I-III content of the plant extracts was analyzed by HPLC-DAD. The insect antifeedant properties of plant extracts from different years and crops were tested against Spodoptera littoralis, Myzus persicae and Rhopalosiphum padi. Additionally we studied their antioxidant, phytotoxic and antiparasitic effects. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


Smeti S.,Laboratoire Of Productions Animales Et Fourrageres | Smeti S.,University of Carthage | Atti N.,Laboratoire Of Productions Animales Et Fourrageres | Mahouachi M.,ESA Kef | Munoz F.,CITA
Small Ruminant Research | Year: 2013

The aim of the present study was to determine the increase in shelf life of fresh Barbarine lamb's meat due to the effect of rosemary essential oils (RE) dietary. Thirty-two Barbarine lambs (19.9. kg body weight (BW)) were divided into 2 homogeneous groups receiving 50% dried alfalfa and 50% concentrate. Two types of concentrate were used, the Control (C) and the experimental, which corresponds to C with 0.06% of RE. At the end of the experiment (60 days), all animals were slaughtered. Lipid oxidation (TBARS) and color coordinates of longissimus dorsi (LD) of fresh lamb meat were analyzed on days 1, 3, 7 and 9.The RE incorporation has not affected the ultimate pH and cooking losses. TBARS values significantly increased for both treatments with storage time without any significant effect of regimen. At the ninth day of storage, meat of RE group tended to have higher redness (a*) and lower yellowness (b*) values (11.49 and 5.35 for RE vs. 10.30 and 5.58 for C). Lightness (L*) of meat from both treatments was in the range of acceptability (42-38) throughout the storage period. Panelists reported no significant effect of RE addition on the eating quality of lamb meat which was generally acceptable. The results showed that the dose rate of RE used in the present study did not affect lipid oxidation and had no significant effect against lamb meat discoloration across the storage period. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


Levine R.,CITA | Gnedin N.Y.,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory | Gnedin N.Y.,University of Chicago | Hamilton A.J.S.,University of Colorado at Boulder
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2010

Using cosmological simulations with a dynamic range in excess of 10 7, we study the transport of gas mass and angular momentum through the circumnuclear region of a disk galaxy containing a supermassive black hole (SMBH). The simulations follow fueling over relatively quiescent phases of the galaxy's evolution (no mergers) and without feedback from active galactic nuclei (AGNs), as part of the first stage of using state-of-the-art, high-resolution cosmological simulations to model galaxy and black hole co-evolution. We present results from simulations at different redshifts (z = 6, 4, and 3) and three different black hole masses (3 × 107, 9 × 107, and 3 × 108 M ⊙; at z = 4), as well as a simulation including a prescription that approximates optically thick cooling in the densest regions. The interior gas mass throughout the circumnuclear disk shows transient and chaotic behavior as a function of time. The Fourier transform of the interior gas mass follows a power law with slope -1 throughout the region, indicating that, in the absence of the effects of galaxy mergers and AGN feedback, mass fluctuations are stochastic with no preferred timescale for accretion over the duration of each simulation (∼1-2 Myr). The angular momentum of the gas disk changes direction relative to the disk on kiloparsec scales over timescales less than 1 Myr, reflecting the chaotic and transient gas dynamics of the circumnuclear region. Infalling clumps of gas, which are driven inward as a result of the dynamical state of the circumnuclear disk, may play an important role in determining the spin evolution of an SMBH, as has been suggested in stochastic accretion scenarios. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society.


Zimmerman A.,CITA | Mark Z.,California Institute of Technology
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2016

Despite recent progress, the complete understanding of the perturbations of charged, rotating black holes as described by the Kerr-Newman metric remains an open and fundamental problem in relativity. In this study, we explore the existence of families of quasinormal modes of Kerr-Newman black holes whose decay rates limit to zero at extremality, called zero-damped modes in past studies. We review the nearly extremal and WKB approximation methods for spin-weighted scalar fields (governed by the Dudley-Finley equation) and give an accounting of the regimes where scalar zero-damped and damped modes exist. Using Leaver's continued fraction method, we verify that these approximations give accurate predictions for the frequencies in their regimes of validity. In the nonrotating limit, we argue that gravito-electromagnetic perturbations of nearly extremal Reissner-Nordström black holes have zero-damped modes in addition to the well-known spectrum of damped modes. We provide an analytic formula for the frequencies of these modes, verify their existence using a numerical search, and demonstrate the accuracy of our formula. These results, along with recent numerical studies, point to the existence of a simple universal equation for the frequencies of zero-damped gravito-electromagnetic modes of Kerr-Newman black holes, whose precise form remains an open question. © 2016 American Physical Society.


Consumers’ preferences towards peaches with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) “Melocotón de Calanda”, in the city of Zaragoza, have been analysed in order to provide insights to design future policy to increase fruit demand and improve their marketing. The regular consumers’ preferences (those who consume PDO Calanda peaches at least once a week during its marketing season) and PDO Calanda sporadic consumers’ preferences have been compared. In total, 316 consumers were surveyed in 2008 and 212 consumers in 2009. Chi-square and U of Mann-Whitney tests were performed. Results show that regular consumers represent the major part of the market of this fruit with 2/3 of the respondents. Sporadic consumers are younger than regulars, which is worrying because future demand depends greatly on young people current behaviour. Sporadic consumers have less knowledge about peaches production techniques. New packaging is an alternative to improve the commercialization of peaches. However, this strategy could be risky because regular consumers believe that peaches taste is affected by packaging. Extending the peaches marketing season will have a good acceptability among consumers, especially among regular consumers. © 2016, Asociacion Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario. All rights reserved.


Salces-Ortiz J.,INIA | Gonzalez C.,INIA | Martinez M.,Laboratorio Central Of Veterinaria | Mayoral T.,Laboratorio Central Of Veterinaria | And 2 more authors.
BMC evolutionary biology | Year: 2015

BACKGROUND: Climatic factors play an important role in determining species distributions and phenotypic variation of populations over geographic space. Since domestic sheep is managed under low intensive systems animals could have retained some genome adaptive footprints. The gene encoding the Hsp90α has been extensively studied in sheep and some polymorphisms located at its promoter have been associates with differences in the transcription rate of the gene depending on climatic conditions. In this work the relationships among the distribution and frequencies of 11 polymorphisms of the ovine HSP90AA1 gene promoter in 31 sheep breeds and the climatic and geographic variables prevailing in their regions of origin have been studied. Also the promoter sequence has been characterized in 9 species of the Caprinae subfamily.RESULTS: Correlations among several climatic variables and allele frequencies of the polymorphisms of the HSP90AA1 gene promoter linked with differences in the transcription activity of the gene under heat stress conditions have been assessed. A group of breeds reared in semi dry climates have high frequencies of the insertion allele of the g.667-668insC associated with the heat stress response. Other group of breeds native to semi arid conditions showed very low frequencies of this same allele. However, in some cases, this previous correlation has not been achieved, revealing the high levels of gene flow among populations occurred following domestication. The Bayesian Test of Beaumont and Balding identified two outlier loci, the g.522A > G and g.703_704del(2)A candidates to balancing and directional selection, respectively. Polymorphisms detected in O. aries are also present in several species of the Caprinae subfamily being C. hircus, O. musimon and O. moschatus those sharing the highest number of them with O. aries.CONCLUSIONS: Despite domestication, sheep breeds showed some genetic footprints related to climatic variables. Adaptation of breeds to heat climates can suppose a selective advantage to cope with global warming caused by climatic change. Polymorphisms of the HSP90AA1 gene detected in the Ovis aries species are also present in wild species from the Caprinae subfamily, indicating a great antiquity of these mutations and its importance in the adaptation of species to past climatic conditions existing in its native environments.


PubMed | Laboratorio Central Of Veterinaria, CITA and INIA
Type: | Journal: BMC evolutionary biology | Year: 2015

Climatic factors play an important role in determining species distributions and phenotypic variation of populations over geographic space. Since domestic sheep is managed under low intensive systems animals could have retained some genome adaptive footprints. The gene encoding the Hsp90 has been extensively studied in sheep and some polymorphisms located at its promoter have been associates with differences in the transcription rate of the gene depending on climatic conditions. In this work the relationships among the distribution and frequencies of 11 polymorphisms of the ovine HSP90AA1 gene promoter in 31 sheep breeds and the climatic and geographic variables prevailing in their regions of origin have been studied. Also the promoter sequence has been characterized in 9 species of the Caprinae subfamily.Correlations among several climatic variables and allele frequencies of the polymorphisms of the HSP90AA1 gene promoter linked with differences in the transcription activity of the gene under heat stress conditions have been assessed. A group of breeds reared in semi dry climates have high frequencies of the insertion allele of the g.667-668insC associated with the heat stress response. Other group of breeds native to semi arid conditions showed very low frequencies of this same allele. However, in some cases, this previous correlation has not been achieved, revealing the high levels of gene flow among populations occurred following domestication. The Bayesian Test of Beaumont and Balding identified two outlier loci, the g.522A>G and g.703_704del(2)A candidates to balancing and directional selection, respectively. Polymorphisms detected in O. aries are also present in several species of the Caprinae subfamily being C. hircus, O. musimon and O. moschatus those sharing the highest number of them with O. aries.Despite domestication, sheep breeds showed some genetic footprints related to climatic variables. Adaptation of breeds to heat climates can suppose a selective advantage to cope with global warming caused by climatic change. Polymorphisms of the HSP90AA1 gene detected in the Ovis aries species are also present in wild species from the Caprinae subfamily, indicating a great antiquity of these mutations and its importance in the adaptation of species to past climatic conditions existing in its native environments.

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