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Ten things you never knew about... raincoats -

1. This year is also the 200th anniversary of the invention in1818, by Scottish chemist James Syme, of a technique for dissolving rubber in coal tar which led to the development of the Mackintosh. 2. Charles Macintosh patented his waterproof coat in ...

Oil and dollar rally a perfect storm for emerging markets -

Emerging markets manager James Syme has pointed to India, Indonesia, and the Philippines as the emerging market economies worst hit by the rise in the oil price. Syme, manager of the JO Hambro Global Emerging Markets Opportunity fund, said emerging ...

North Delta History: Who the heck was Annie? - Surrey Now-Leader

The book British Columbia Place Names says that in 1871 James Syme and his wife Annie were with a party in a small boat looking for a cannery site and had trouble landing the boat in the shallow water. As Annie waded ashore, someone shouted, “Annie ...

Veteran Investor Says Best Days Over for Hottest Emerging Stocks - BloombergQuint

That means Alibaba and tech peers such as Tencent and Baidu, which make up a big portion of the index, are no longer attractive, said James Syme, a developing nation specialist who helps oversee London-based Hambro's $40 billion of investments.

Forget PNB mess, this $40 billion fund manager is betting on India story - Economic Times

Stocks in India have potential for a significant rally, even as many emerging-market stocks look unattractive amid rising global rates, Chinese growth headwinds and expensive valuations, said Syme, a London-based money manager at JO Hambro Capital ...

James Syme: «Tencent Already Surpasses Facebook in Valuation» -

Investors reaped huge profits from Alibaba, Tencent and other Asian tech giants this year. Now, other values are coming into focus, James Syne writes in an essay for finews.first. finews.first is a forum for renowned authors specialized on economic and ...

Slick Raincoats Guaranteed to Keep You Dry in Spring Showers - Robb Report

(Many believe that Macintosh stole the recipe from James Syme, a Scottish surgeon with a passion for chemistry who is said to have initially discovered the technique.) The invention quickly became a game-changer for the raincoat, and the garment—which ...

Charles Mackintosh: Did the Scottish chemist really invent the waterproof coat? - The Independent

It was the same process used by Macintosh following his own chemistry experiments with waste from Glasgow's coal-gas works, and it has been claimed that the inventor had read Syme's work before developing it for his own uses. While Syme, uninterested ...

Waukegan Yacht Club celebrates 50 years of teaching junior sailors - Chicago Tribune

The children gather at Waukegan Harbor from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to learn from U.S. Sailing certified instructors Learon McGinn and James Syme. McGinn is a competitive sailor at Marquette University and lead instructor for Junior Sail. Syme is a third ...

Prof James Syme FRCS FRSE DDL was a pioneering Scottish surgeon.

James Syme, c. 1855
Born 7 November 1799
Died 26 June 1870 (aged 70)
Millbank House near Edinburgh
Bust of Prof James Syme, by William Brodie, 1872, Old College, University of Edinburgh
Syme's home at 9 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
The grave of James Syme, St John's Episcopal Churchyard, Edinburgh

Prof James Syme FRCS FRSE DDL (7 November 1799 – 26 June 1870) was a pioneering Scottish surgeon.