Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,082.31, up 68.82 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up $1.44, or 16.9 per cent, to $9.98 on 63.3 million shares.RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Up 12 cents, or 42.9 per cent, to 40 cents on 25.9 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down three cents, or 0.15 per cent, to $19.52 on 9 million shares.Coro Mining Corp. (TSX:COP). Metals. Down half of a cent, or 8.33 per cent, to 5.5 cents on 7.7 million shares.Coro Mining Corp. Rights. (TSX:COP.RT). Metals. Unchanged at one cent on 6.77 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down seven cents, or 1.51 per cent, to $4.57 on 6.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) Up $1.44 or 16.9 per cent to $9.98 on 63.3 million shares. The company’s shares surged after a report the marijuana producer was in talks with the Coca-Cola Company to develop pot-infused drinks. Sources told BNN Bloomberg that the world’s largest beverage company is interested in developing drinks that are infused with cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive element in cannabis also known as CBD. read more
Over 40 people have died as a result of the severe icy weather gripping Europe At least 42 people have died because of weather conditions in Europe since Friday. Short URL Feb 28th 2018, 2:57 PM Share191 Tweet Email2 21 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 39,364 Views Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 2:57 PM By AFP Cornwall, England Source: Matt Cardy via Getty ImagesCOUNTRIES ACROSS EUROPE have also shut schools and rushed to shelter homeless people today as the deadly blast of Siberian weather dubbed the “Beast from the East” kept the mercury far below zero.The European death toll has risen to at least 42 since Friday as the brutal cold claimed its first victim in Serbia, a 75-year-old man whose body was found in a field two days after he went missing from the southern village of Malosista, state television reported.The victims also include 18 people in Poland, six in the Czech Republic, five in Lithuania, four each in France and Slovakia, and two each in Italy and Romania.Homeless people account for many of the dead, and cities across Europe have been racing to open emergency shelters to protect people sleeping rough.In Germany, the national homeless association urged shelters to open during the day and not just at night.“You can die of cold during the day too,” its chief Werena Rosenke warned. Snowploughs on the A19 motorway in Rostock, Germany Source: Bernd Wustneck/AFP via Getty ImagesAuthorities are also urging people to look out for elderly relatives and neighbours after a French woman in her nineties was found frozen to death outside her retirement home.In Paris, some 50 regional lawmakers were to spend tonight on the streets to protest the “denial of dignity” suffered by those without roofs over their heads.And in the northern port of Calais, authorities were launching emergency plans to shelter migrants who camp out near the coast hoping to stow away on trucks bound for Britain.Schools were shut across Kosovo, western Bosnia and much of Albania, as well as parts of Britain, Italy and Portugal.Temperatures again plunged below -20 degrees overnight in numerous parts of Europe – even hitting -36 degrees Glattalp, 1,850 metres above sea level in the Swiss mountains.Ahead of a predicted thaw towards the end of the week, both Belgium and Switzerland marked their coldest night of the winter so far.And in the usually balmy south of France, residents in Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz were heading out with skis to zoom down the snowy streets of what are usually beach resorts. Cyclists under snow in Toulouse, France Source: Alain Pitton‘Coldest job in Austria’Europe’s cold snap comes as the Arctic experiences record-high temperatures, prompting scientists to ask if global warming may be playing a role in turning things upside down.Dubbed the “Siberian bear” by the Dutch and the “snow cannon” by Swedes, the icy blast has played havoc with transport networks.Swedish authorities urged drivers in parts of the south to leave their cars at home, while British Airways was running a reduced service from London Heathrow today.Kosovo announced restrictions on electricity usage lasting between one and three hours, due to a surge in power consumption mirrored across Europe as people turn up the thermostat. Naples, Italy Source: Salvatore Laporta/Kontrolab via Getty ImagesIn the Netherlands, Amsterdam residents are hoping to be able to skate on the city’s famed canals this weekend, with some areas already closed to boats to allow the ice to solidify.Even professionals are feeling the chill.In Amstetten in northwest Austria which is hosting international championships for ice stock – a sport similar to curling – organisers moved the opening ceremony inside due to the cold.Austrians were reserving particular sympathy for Ludwig Rasser and Norbert Daxbacher, two employees at the Sonnblick weather station 3,109 metres above sea level.Handed the honour of having the “coldest job in Austria” by the Oesterreich tabloid, Rasser and Daxbacher are charged with heading out to measure the temperature three times a day.The process takes an hour in temperatures of -32 degrees – which “with the windchill feels like -60″, Rasser said.© – AFP, 2018Read: Here are your rights if your flight gets cancelledMore: People in Leinster and Munster advised to stay in their homes from 4pm tomorrow https://jrnl.ie/3877165 read more
Man loses €24,000 unfair dismissal case over last-minute ‘blatant lie’ “If Mr Doyle is prepared to perjure himself for a matter of small importance, I have to disregard all of his evidence,” the judge said. Image: Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf Monday 27 Feb 2017, 4:02 PM 48,087 Views Short URL A DUBLIN MAN who was sacked after allegedly falsifying his work attendance record, has lost an unfair dismissal case, and a pay-out of €24,000, in the Circuit Civil Court because of a last-minute “blatant lie”.Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said that based on the evidence given on behalf of Nic Services Group Ltd, he was determined to find in favour of former supervisor Anthony Doyle.He said that Doyle had “blatantly lied” under oath and the court now had to reconsider its view.Last year Anthony Doyle had successfully challenged his dismissal by Nic Services Group Ltd at the Employment Appeals Tribunal and had been awarded €24,000 compensation.Today, barrister Lauren Tennyson, counsel for Nic Services Group, said the company, which has its registered address in the UK, had not appeared at the Employent Appeals Tribunal hearing and was now appealing that decision.Judge Groarke heard the company had, following an investigation, sacked Doyle, of Greenfort Lawns, Quarryvale, Clondalkin, in October 2014 for several reasons including gross misconduct after having allegedly falsified his work attendance record on 11 September of that year.Doyle had denied the allegation and claimed he had been in work at Fonthill, Dublin, that day. He claimed the disciplinary process had been unfair.He told Judge Groarke that following his dismissal, he had not been allowed onto the company’s site so that he could have appealed the decision to dismiss him. Tennyson said it was the first time today that the company had heard this allegation.The judge was told that Doyle’s lawyers had been unaware of the allegation.“I have no doubt that if that is what happened, Mr Doyle’s legal team would have been aware of it and would have challenged the company about it during cross-examination,” Judge Groarke said.“I was determined to find in favour of Mr Doyle but I now utterly and completely disbelieve him when he says he was barred from entering the site. If Mr Doyle is prepared to perjure himself for a matter of small importance, I have to disregard all of his evidence,” the judge said.Judge Groarke allowed the company’s appeal and dismissed the Tribunal’s determination. He made no order for legal costs against Doyle, “only because the company did not attend the EAT hearing.”Read: Brian Cowen has joined the board of a European think tank funded by big businessRead: 20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash http://jrnl.ie/3261741 By Saurya Cherfi Share Tweet Email1 Feb 27th 2017, 4:02 PM 1 Comment Image: Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more
The PSNI remains committed to moving forward and working with the PPS (Public Prosecution Service) in relation to the next stages of the investigation into Mount Vernon UVF and others who were involved with committing these offences. I understand the frustrations of the families over the length of time this has taken but I have always said that it was important to take the time to get it right.Comments are closed for legal reasonsRead: Grenfell Tower blaze began in faulty fridge-freezerRead: Man charged with ‘terrorism-related murder’ over Finsbury Park attack Friday 23 Jun 2017, 1:14 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3460064 Share3 Tweet Email2 Former UVF commander pleads guilty to 200 offences, including five murders Gary Haggarty’s numerous crimes had been under investigation by the PSNI’s Historical Enquiries Team for seven years. By Cianan Brennan No Comments Short URL Ciaran Fox (left) and Joe Convie, son and father of murder victims Eamon Fox and Gary Convie, outside Belfast Crown Court today Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesA FORMER COMMANDER with the Loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force has pleaded guilty to 200 serious offences, including five murders.45-year-old Gary Haggarty, a so-called Loyalist ‘supergrass’, has been today sentenced to life for those murders at Belfast Crown Court.He is expected to testify in future murder trials against former UVF colleagues.The crimes Haggarty was accused had been under investigation by the PSNI’s Historical Enquiries Team and the Northern Police Ombudsman since 2010.Most of the crimes date from the 1990s, including:The murder of Sean McParland, shot in front of his grandchildren in February 1994The murders of Eamon Fox and Gary Convie, shot dead in their car in May of the same yearThe shooting dead of Sean McDermott in August 1994The killing of John Harbinson in May 1997Haggarty also pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the murder or Peter McTasney, who was killed in front of his three-year-old daughter in February 1991.He also pleaded guilty to numerous other crimes, including attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, hijacking, and 47 counts of possession of firearms and ammunition.“Today’s court proceedings are a milestone for the victims, their families and also for the police investigation,” said PSNI Detective Superintendent Richard Campbell.It has been a very long, arduous and painful process for these families and I hope today’s proceedings have made a significant contribution to the process of ultimately bringing closure to all the families of the victims of the Mount Vernon UVF during that time. 12,502 Views Jun 23rd 2017, 1:14 PM read more
La mystérieuse histoire évolutive des gastéropodes “flotteurs”Celia Churchill, doctorante à l’Université du Michigan est parvenue à lever le voile sur les mystères de l’évolution des janthines, une famille de gastéropodes marins munis d’un flotteur fait de bulles de mucus pour assurer leurs déplacements. Si les scientifiques ont largement étudié le mode de vie des janthines, et leur manière de “surfer” sur les océans du globes, l’histoire de leur évolution est jusqu’à présent restée un mystère. Mais Celia Churchill, doctorante à l’Université du Michigan aux Etats-Unis a réussi à reconstruire l’arbre phylogénique de ces gastéropodes marins afin de comprendre les mécanismes adaptatifs à la base de leur étrange mode de vie.Son étude, parue récemment dans la revue Current Biology, part de l’hypothèse d’un éventuel lien de filiation entre les janthines et une scalaire ectoparasite se nourrissant de la surface des coraux. Ce gastéropode est en effet également capable de créer une masse de mucus à partir de son pied musculaire pour former à l’extérieur de sa coquille un abri pour ses œufs. Avec ses collègues, Celia Churchill a mené sur ces deux groupes de mollusques une série de tests moléculaires et un rigoureux séquençage ADN. Les résultats de ces expériences confirment l’existence d’un lien de parenté. Une évolution progressive vers une espèce “flotteuse” À lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?Selon l’équipe de chercheurs, la scalaire en question serait l’ancêtre du groupe des janthines. Celle-ci aurait en effet, à un moment de son évolution, été portée par la masse d’œufs qui aurait servi brièvement de flotteur sous l’action des vagues. Finalement, cette lignée aurait développée la capacité de créer des bulles avec leur mucus afin de réaliser une structure uniquement destinée à la flottaison.
”Évidemment, la possibilité de créer des bulles n’a probablement pas évolué pendant la nuit”, précise Celia Churchill au National Geographic. Elle ajoute : “cette capacité s’est mise en place sur une certaine période de temps pour finalement créer une lignée à même d’organiser des bulles de mucus pour créer un flotteur”. Cette acquisition évolutive aurait permis au groupe des janthines d’accéder à la surface des eaux où les réserves de nourritures sont relativement préservées de toute concurrence. Découvrez en images l’étonnant mode de vie des janthines sur MaxisciencesLe 22 octobre 2011 à 16:42 • Maxime Lambert read more
Good news, bad news. If you like snow and cold, it is melting away from the weather forecast. If you like plain old rain and seasonal temperatures, that is the good news!Monday was overcast which kept the thermometer from rising above freezing but on the other hand, prevented overnight lows from dropping down into the single digits or teens of the past several days.There were some snow flurries around Monday afternoon as I write this column and a few more were expected overnight along with maybe some freezing drizzle. If so, then the morning commute may have been a little dicey. You will know when you read this how that panned out.Way too many temperature records to mention around the great Northwest with the arctic cold spell. It certainly has been a while since I saw lows in the single digits. My coldest was 5 degrees Saturday night. Much better Monday morning with 10 degrees thanks to the early arrival of the low cloud deck.What is impressive, the average mean temperature for Vancouver this month is running nearly 12 degrees below average. It was 30.8 degrees early Monday. That means the average of our high and low temperatures didn’t even make it to freezing! Precipitation is running way below normal, so a very cold and dry month so far. read more
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Winter has been rough around the state this year. And the lack of snow and warm temperatures have not gone unnoticed by businesses and recreational enthusiast.Download AudioMy first stop is L&M hardware to speak with Parts Manager Mark Gleeson.Mark says this is the worst winter he has seen in 22 years. But he says that life goes on and many people have just been using their 4 wheelers to get around, among other things.“Funny enough, boats. There have been a lot of times this winter that the rivers and what not have been ice free,” he said. “So people have been using modes of transportation they don’t normally use in the winter.”Snow machine sales have been way down at L&M this year, and Gleeson tells me that’s true around the state:“It’s getting to the point that if there isn’t a true promise of snow, people are going to hold off a year,” Gleeson said. “And that has happened for the past two years. So we are going to be thick with unsold machinery.”I cross 2nd Ave to visit Kyle Rolph at the L&M repair shop.Kyle: “What’s up?”Matt: “Kyle?”Kyle: “That’s what my mom calls me.”Matt: “Is that what I can call you?”Kyle: “Depends, who are you?”After a quick introduction, Kyle gets right to the point.“This winter and last winter are just complete freaks of nature compared to what I know,” Kyle said. “If you went out riding for half a day, you’d probably have to stay in bed for a day, it’s so rough and nasty out there.”He tells me that when there is good snow, he and his team can barely keep up with demand.“I mean the mechanics are out moving lumber and stuff around, and normally we don’t have time to work on anything but mechanical things,” Kyle said.Rolph says work is slow enough he’s actually moving to Hawaii at the end of the month. He’s leaving for a job to work on outboard motors.Rolph: “There is never an off season over there so I’ll be busy all the time.”Kyle: “So was the lack of snow a factor in your decision?”Rolph: “Actually it was. You know, the days go by a lot faster when you actually have work to do.”He tells me if Hawaii doesn’t work out, he can always come back home.I headed over next to Delta Western. Ken Reiswig, owner of one of Dillingham’s three main fuel suppliers, says it’s not the lack of snow that is his concern.“Warm weather and large heating fuel sells don’t go together,” Ken said. “You don’t sell lots of fuel.”Grocery stores in Dillingham like the N&N Marketplace say business they normally see from the villages in the winter is down because the most of the trails haven’t opened yet.I’m new here, but I can tell recreation has suffered too. Hunters are struggling to hunt, trappers to trap. Fish and Game says the numbers of reported harvests are down. Ptarmigan haven’t come down from the mountains, I’m told. Skiers can ski, but apparently not much.What about other festivities? Charlene Lopez says Dillingham’s Beaver Round-up may be forced to cancel the dog sled races again.“We’re trying to do what we can to beef up the schedule but also still see what we can do the traditional ways,” Charlene said. “And it is kind of terrible if we have to cancel the dog races being the second year. But we need snow for those, for the mushers and for the dogs for their safety, that’s what we need.”So, I got off the plane about a week ago, brand new to Dillingham and Alaska. It dawned on me pretty quick that a real winter, with some real snow, is pretty important to business, fun, and life in a lot of Bristol Bay.Maybe it’s not too late? read more
Just a day after two federal lawsuits involving the Pebble mine were in the news, mine opponents Friday are hailing the Alaska Supreme Court’s decisions on two state cases.Download Audio:The justices unanimously overturned a 2011 ruling in a case that challenged whether the DNR permits issued for exploratory work at the Pebble site should’ve included some public notice.The plaintiffs, including Nunamta Aulukestai, Vic Fischer, and former first lady Bella Hammond, argued that DNR was essentially disposing of public lands when it permitted the drilling of more than 1,000 holes and dozens of seismic blast lines as Pebble explored the deposit north of Lake Iliamna.An Anchorage Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the State of Alaska, and Pebble, which had joined the lawsuit. The plaintiffs appealed to the Supreme Court, which reversed the 2011 ruling.The second case, linked to the first, involved the matter of collecting legal fees after a lawsuit. After the first case was ruled on in 2011, Pebble and the State of Alaska sought costs and attorney’s fees of nearly a million dollars from the plaintiffs.The plaintiffs argued they had brought a non-frivolous constitutional claim, and didn’t have a sufficient economic motive for doing so. The Supreme Court justices unanimously agreed. read more
Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle joined the Royal Family a while ago and it seems like she still feels like an outsider looking in. And we have to say, with the baby on the way, those feelings might just get more intense.Apparently, Meghan Markle will be “terrified” by motherhood and the pressure of doing everything right, a relationship expert claimed.The Duchess of Sussex is preparing to give birth to her first baby in just a few weeks. But despite the help of professionals, her yoga sessions and the manuals about motherhood Meghan will have been guided by, she will likely feel unprepared and under an incredible amount of pressure as her due date approaches, according to relationship expert Sheela Mackintosh-Stewart. She told Express.co.uk: “Like most new mums, Meghan will be overjoyed but also terrified by the mammoth responsibility of raising a child.”She may question if she is up to the task of motherhood and whether she’ll be able to maintain a sense of self and still take care of herself.” Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesThe relationship expert explained that a part of the tensions Meghan will feel also come from the “pressure for perfection”, enhanced in the case of the Duchess by the fact that she is constantly under the eye of the media.”Meghan Markle has gone through the motions and taken on the task of her Royal duties with a smile on her face, but her concerns over motherhood may be well founded. The Royal Family has pretty high standards and the effort to live up to them could make anyone break. Meghan has so far lived up to what is expected of a Duchess. And we wish her well. read more
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has sought a clarification from information technology services exporter Wipro on media reports that the company has acquired US-based firm Appirio for $400 million. The company is yet to respond to the exchange.Shares of Wipro gained sharply on Wednesday and remained firm on Thursday as well on the BSE. The stock has risen from its Tuesday closing of Rs 481.35 to a high of Rs 500.70 on Thursday afternoon. In the past one year, Wipro shares have appreciated 5.17 percent from Rs 476 on October 14.The Azim Premji-controlled company will be declaring its September quarter results on Friday (October 21).Of particular interest will be the company’s revenue numbers and whether they exceed the $1,931 million to $1,950 million guidance for the September quarter given by the company when it declared its June quarter results in July. The revenues came in at $1,930.8 million for the June quarter.Wipro’s bigger rivals — TCS and Infosys — have already declared their Q2 results last week. Infosys lowered its full-year revenue guidance for the second time while declaring its September quarter results, while TCS termed it an “unusual quarter.” read more
More information: J.R. Weber, et al. “Quantum computing with defects.” PNAS. To be published. Doi:10.1073/pnas.1003052107 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Scientists look beyond diamond for quantum computing However, since growing and fabricating devices from diamond is difficult from an engineering perspective, finding a similar defect in another material is desirable. As the physicists explain, defects in a more technologically mature host material could allow for more sophisticated single- and multiqubit devices and innovations in device functionality. In their study, the physicists based their criteria for qubit candidates on the diamond deep center defect, with the hope of finding defects with similar properties in other materials. The scientists explained that the diamond defect has two important features that distinguish it from other qubit systems. First, the defect is well isolated from possible sources of decoherence, enabling it to have long coherence times. Second, the defect’s excited state manifold has a structure that allows it to be optically initialized and measured at room temperature, whereas many other solid state systems require cryogenic operating temperatures. The physicists identified several physical characteristics that a candidate defect should have in order to reproduce these two important features.Finally, the scientists compared the diamond defects with deep center defects in another material, 4H silicon carbide. They noted that future work is needed to determine which other classes of deep centers follow the guidelines presented here, which could eventually lead to the qubits in tomorrow’s quantum computers.“We have several goals,” Awschalom said. “For instance, we would like to identify other defects that can be used as qubits so that we can better understand what combination of material properties lead to the most robust and easily controllable defect qubits. In addition, we’d like to find defect qubits in other materials that can be more easily grown and fabricated than diamond. We are also hopeful that this research will lead us to discover defects with quantum properties that have useful applications beyond those of quantum computing.” Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — To build a quantum computer, it’s essential to be able to quickly and efficiently manipulate the quantum states of qubits. The qubits, which are the basic unit of quantum information, can be composed of many different kinds of materials, although some work much better than others. With the goal of identifying which physical entities make the best qubits, a team of physicists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has developed a list of characteristics and qualities that a material defect called deep centers should have in order to exhibit superior quantum mechanical properties. Citation: Physicists set guidelines for qubit candidates (2010, May 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-physicists-guidelines-qubit-candidates.html “The qubits in a quantum computer must be able to retain the quantum information they are given long enough to perform quantum logic operations across them,” coauthor David Awschalom of UCSB told PhysOrg.com. “In general, this means that the qubits must not interact strongly with the other particles that make up their surroundings. However, if the qubits interact with their environment too weakly, you won’t able to controllably manipulate them in the first place. Therefore, it is important to find quantum systems that interact strongly with their environments in the ways we can control (so that we can manipulate them), but that don’t interact strongly in the other, more random ways that are not easily controllable (so that they don’t lose the information they are given). These kinds of quantum systems will make the best qubit candidates.”During the past two decades, qubits have been implemented in a range of materials including atoms, liquids, and solids (such as semiconductors, superconductors, and insulators). However, a deep center defect in diamond called the nitrogen vacancy center has emerged as a leading qubit candidate due to its attractive quantum mechanical properties. Specifically, the defect enables high quality quantum entanglement at room temperature that persists for milliseconds. This means that the diamond defect’s quantum state can be easily controlled and measured, making it a good candidate for a qubit.“In many cases, a defect in a crystalline material (such as diamond) can cause a single quantum state to form that does not interact strongly with the surrounding atoms that make up the remainder of the material,” Awschalom said. “This is the case for the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond, which can retain the quantum information imparted to it for many milliseconds even at room temperature. In addition, the quantum state of the NV center in diamond can be easily controlled with a laser and microwave source, even though it does not interact strongly with the huge numbers of atoms that surround the defect. While the quantum states of most defects can not be controlled in the same way, the NV center owes these promising properties to its origin as a defect in diamond.” read more
Among all things mysterious and eerie stands Superstition Mountains, a mountain range located to the east of Phoenix, Arizona in the United States of America. In as much as the range of mountains is recognized for its breathtaking canyons and beautiful volcanic peak, its reputation for being spooky precedes it, oftentimes overshadowing its natural beauty.This comes as no surprise, especially considering that this mountain range is believed to have a pretty odd history which all centers around an alleged hidden treasure: the fabled Dutchman’s mine, a treasure which has taken the lives of many who have gone in search of it.Evening view of Superstition Mountains near Phoenix, ArizonaCustomary to most mysterious stories, there are several takes on how the mountain became the housing place of the legendary Dutchman’s mine.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsAccording to AZ Central, the standard version of the treasure’s history begins in the 1800s with the Peralta family. This was a Mexican family which had amassed quite a bit of wealth by way of mining sectors of the Superstition Mountains.AZ Central then claims that throughout the course of their mining, the family mysteriously stumbled upon a treasure trove filled with copious amounts of gold ore. Then, shortly following the Mexican War, all but one member of the Peralta family is believed to have been murdered by Apache warriors, a group of Native American tribes.Petroglyphs at Hieroglyphic Canyon in the Superstition MountainsWhile this is speculation and not necessarily factual, there was a report released indicating that in 1912, some lucky persons discovered $18,000 worth of gold ore in the general vicinity where the alleged murders happened.If this were true, it would substantiate the allegation. In any case, that surviving member is then told to have confided in Jacob Waltz, a man whose mistaken nationality was used to christen the hidden treasure, telling him where exactly in the Superstition Mountains that he could have found it.The Superstition Mountains of Arizona in morning light with Saguaro cactusHowever, before Jacob could bear witness to the expanse of gold ore hidden in the mountain, another person is believed to have gone to the treasure site.Based on information shared by the Lost Dutchman Days, a doctor by the name of Abraham Thorne was brought to the area where the treasure was buried.Lost Dutchman State ParkHaving abandoned modern civilization to live with the tribe for several years, the Apache people wanted to thank the doctor for the medical attention that he had provided to them.Therefore, they brought him to the burial site where he found a stack of gold nuggets which were worth a pretty penny. However, the doctor did not know the path to the place as he was blindfolded by those accompanying him.View of two Native American Apache women outside their cloth covered wickiups in a camp in ArizonaThen, Jacob Waltz comes along — a Germany-born prospector who, according to Grunge, was mistaken as being Dutch. Based on the report from Prairie Ghosts, the general take on this story is that he, along with a miner by the name of Jacob Weiser, was given a map to the treasure site by the surviving Peralta whose life the two are reported to have saved.They began extracting the gold ore from the site, eventually attracting attention from the community. It was at this point that the tale of the Dutchman’s Mine was spun.Although the speculation and uncertainty surrounding the validity of these stories does contribute a great deal to the mystery of the Superstition Mountains, the slew of disappearances and even deaths of those who have gone searching for its treasures adds a great deal of eeriness to it.Morning image of the Superstition Mountains of ArizonaFollowing the discovery of what are believed to be maps engraved on stones which point the way to the Dutchman’s treasure, many have gone hunting.Unfortunately, some mysteriously vanish without a trace, while others die in an equally strange fashion. One such person is Adolph Ruth, a person who AZ Central described as someone “who had a longstanding obsession for locating the fabled Lost Dutchman Mine.” He elected to head into the mountain in search for the treasure. 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Some believe that he fell to his death, but once again, that is not conclusive.Read another story from us: Legends Surrounding Devils Tower – America’s First National MonumentDespite all the uncertainty surrounding the history of the Superstition Mountains and some of the inexplicable occurrences which have happened there, people generally agree on one thing: mysterious, eerie, and strange all are descriptions which adequately describe the Superstition Mountains. Time will tell whether any of its great mysteries are ever solved. read more
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