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Posted: June 15, 2018 June 15, 2018 , FacebookTwitter Updated: 3:31 PM DMV offers Saturday services at several San Diego locations starting this weekend Long lines at DMV frustrating residents Categories: Local San Diego News Oh, the joys of standing in line at the DMV. We told you a few weeks ago about the wait times and the lines at the DMV, even if you have an appointment. The wait times are still averaging 4-5 hours according to the DMV. If you are like many others and can’t take off work to stand in what seems to be an endless line, then this weekend’s your chance. Several offices around San Diego will be opening up for limited Saturday hours.In San Diego County, the San Marcos, Poway and Chula Vista locations will be open on Saturday, June 16 and June 23.In July, the offices will transition to the first and third Saturday of every month. The offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Behind-the-wheel exams will not be available on Saturdays.Appointments are recommended but not required for Saturday service.To schedule a Saturday appointment just go to the DMV website, or call 1-800-777-0133
Marico, the Mumbai-based consumer goods company, reported a 25.81 percent increase in consolidated net profit to Rs. 138.43 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 2016 on higher sales, lower costs and one-time gain from the sale of its defunct Goa plant. The company’s net profit in the corresponding quarter last year was Rs. 110.03 crore.The company filed its quarterly and full-year results for 2015-16 with the Bombay Stock Exchange on Friday. The sale of the Goa plant, shut for more than two years, resulted in a gain of Rs. 7.5 crore. Consolidated revenues from operations rose 6.60 percent to Rs. 1,307 crore ($195 million) during the quarter from Rs. 1,226 crore in the year-ago period.The company’s India revenues stood at Rs. 986 crore ($147 million), while international operations contributed Rs. 321 crore (about $48 million) in the fourth quarter. Volume growth was 8.4 percent in India. FY2016 performanceDuring financial year 2015-16, Marico reported consolidated net profit of Rs. 724.79 crore, up 26.39 percent on a year-on-year basis on consolidated revenues of Rs. 6,132 crore, a growth of 6.95 percent over Rs. 5,733 crore in the previous financial year. The company’s sells its products in Vietnam, Bangladesh, West Asian countries, Malaysia, South Africa and Egypt. Bangladesh accounts for about 45 percent of its international business.”The core markets delivered good growths with Bangladesh growing at 11 percent, MENA at 13 percent, South East Asia (Excluding BCS from the base) at 15 percent and South Africa at 10 percent on constant currency basis. The plan of expansion in adjacent markets such as Pakistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, North & East Africa etc., is largely on track,” the company said in a statement. Stock of Marico closed at Rs. 258.30 on Friday on the BSE, up 2.77 percent from its previous close. The company had issued bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1 during 2015-16.The company competes with the likes of Hindustan Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, Patanjali Ayurved and Dabur in the FMCG space in India.
Two dimensional circuit with magnetic quasi-particles Illustration of the magnon interferometer with interference patterns. Credit: Li et al. ©2018 American Chemical Society Explore further Journal information: Nano Letters Citation: Magnonic interferometer paves way toward energy-efficient information processing devices (2018, May 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-magnonic-interferometer-paves-energy-efficient-devices.html © 2018 Phys.org More information: Yun-Mei Li, Jiang Xiao, and Kai Chang. “Topological Magnon Modes in Patterned Ferrimagnetic Insulator Thin Films.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00492 The researchers, Yun-Mei Li, Jiang Xiao, and Kai Chang, have published a paper on their work with magnons in a recent issue of Nano Letters.One of the characteristic features of magnons is their discrete and topological nature, as they carry a fixed amount of energy and can be thought of as quantized spin waves. This characteristic of magnons makes them robust against local perturbations and forbidden backscattering processes, such as Joule heating and local defects, which often cause losses in electronic devices. For this reason, researchers are investigating the possibility of using magnon currents instead of electric currents to transfer and process information in highly efficient information processing systems. Controlling magnons, however, requires the ability to continuously change the magnon signal, which has been challenging. In the new paper, the researchers achieve this by fabricating a waveguide made of artificial magnonic crystals composed of the magnetic insulator yttrium-iron garnet, which is patterned with triangular holes. They showed that magnonic modes emerge from the interface between two of these magnonic crystals that have opposite rotation directions of triangular holes. These magnonic modes have the desirable properties of being immune to backscattering and remaining highly coherent during propagation, making it possible to use them in a magnonic interferometer capable of continuously changing the magnonic signal. To demonstrate, the researchers used the magnonic interferometer to split a magnonic beam, send it down two propagation paths, and direct both parts of the beam to meet again. Manipulating the beam in this way, the researchers could achieve a continuous change of the magnonc signal at a detector located at the end of one of the beam paths. “The interferometer is very sensitive to external magnetic fields, since a very weak magnetic field (about 1 Gauss) can change the signal significantly,” Chang told Phys.org.The researchers expect that, in the future, the interferometer’s ability to control magnonic signals in this way could lead to the design of magnonic information processing devices that can avoid the losses that plague conventional electronic devices. Researchers have designed an interferometer that works with magnetic quasiparticles called magnons, rather than photons as in conventional interferometers. Although magnon signals have discrete phases that normally cannot be changed continuously, the magnonic interferometer can generate a continuous change of the magnon signal. In the future, this ability could be used to design magnonic integrated circuits and other magnonic devices that overcome some of the limitations facing their electronic counterparts. 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.
Kolkata: The State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) is introducing a plethora of mouth-watering readymade dishes to mark the occasion of Jamai Sasthi on June 19.Interestingly, the SFDC restaurant chain at Nalban Food Park will also have a bucket of fruits like mango, jackfruit, litchi etc included in the package along with other ingredients with which the mother-in-law offers her blessings to her son- in-law (jamai).”Nowadays, people dont have much time. They look for a complete package where everything is available under a single roof and are ready to pay for it. Hence, to make things hassle free, we are introducing this complete package on the occasion of Jamai Sasthi for both lunch and dinner,” said Soumyajit Das, managing director of SFDC. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsTo satiate the taste buds of the son in laws (jamai), there will be items like Ilish Biriyani, Ilish Maach Bhapaand items from Chapila fish among others.The traditional Bengali items like rice, moong dal, alu posto, posto bora, doi katla, chingri maacher malaiakari, mourala fish will also be there. The surprise item will be Boroli fish, a fish from North Bengal that SFDC has began cultivating in south Bengal sinceMarch this year.”If somebody wants to relish the items from the comforts of their residence, they can order it through our smart fish-based app. If the payment for the order is done by a person whose age is above 60, there will be a 10 percent discount,” a senior SFDC official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe app-based delivery will be bereft of the ingredients required by the mother-in-law for blessing his son-in law (jamai). This special service of SFDC will be available from June 16 to 24.The package depending on the items will range from Rs 299 to Rs 599.Rs 299 package will have rice, dal, alubhaja, vegetable curry, two types of fish, chatni, papad, sweet curd and sweets.Rs 399 package will have three varieties of fishes. Rs 499 will have four and Rs 599 will have five. The other items will remain the same.The SFDC will also have a special package on the occasion of Eid which will include items like fish parota, kebab, tandoor, biriyani to name a few.
Super Absorbent Polymers Market was valued at $6,174 million in 2015, and is expected to garner $8,551 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 4.7% from 2016 to 2022. The synthetic type held more than half of the global market in 2015.Continuous innovation in Super absorbent polymers results in generation of its bio-derived types and government activities for maintaining cleanliness by promoting use of disposable personal care products are projected to provide numerous opportunities for development of the global Super absorbent polymers market. Volatility in raw material prices leading to increase in price of super absorbent polymers and non-biodegradability of its synthetic species are projected to limit the growth of super absorbent polymers market.Get PDF Report Sample: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/1982Super absorbent polymers are the materials bearing excellent liquid absorbing properties that can exceed up to 500 times of its own weight even under pressure. The most often used raw material for industrial manufacture of SAPs are acrylic acid & its sodium or potassium salts as well as acrylamide. Global Super absorbent polymer market can be segmented based on type, application, method, and geography. It can be categorized as synthetic or natural type, in which natural SAPs are rigorously researched to develop environment friendly super absorbent polymers.Upsurge in adult population of developed nation and increase in requirement of diapers in developing countries are the major factors expected to drive the market growth. However, non-biodegradability of synthetic super absorbent polymers and volatility in its raw material prices are anticipated to hamper this growth. Rise in trend for bio-based personal care products and government efforts to promote cleanliness & use of personal disposable products are expected to create growth opportunities for various players in the market.Bio-based Super absorbent polymers, such as polysaccharides & polyvinyl alcohol, are expected to grow at the highest CAGR throughout the analysis period, due to their remarkable properties such as biodegradability, better absorbability, organic nature, non-toxicity, and others. These are employed in different applications, primarily personal care, healthcare, agriculture & horticulture, and others including automotive, entertainment, construction, packaging, and industrial water.In 2015, the synthetic type super absorbent polymers, especially sodium polyacrylate occupied major market in terms of revenue and is expected to do so during the forecast period as well. However, this trend is expected to decline to some extent during the forecast period, owing to the increase in inclination of consumers towards nature-based products and non-biodegradability of synthetic super absorbent polymers. The main application employing super absorbent polymer is personal care related products such as disposable adult incontinence products, sanitary napkins, diapers, nappy pads, and urinary bags. Moreover, the healthcare application segment accounted for second largest market share in 2015 in terms of revenue, and is expected to grow at the CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period. Expanding population of developing nations, increase in adult population of developed nations, and upsurge in the development of healthcare industry are the factors responsible for fastest growth of personal care and healthcare segments of overall applications. Asia-Pacific is a leader in global super absorbent polymers market due to high growth rate of population and increase in disposable income. Increase in focus of manufacturers & consumers on bio-derived super absorbent polymers has led to rigorous R&D, thus resulting in a large number of patents published in the recent years.According to Eswara Prasad, Team Leader, Chemicals & Materials at Allied Market Research, “Asia-Pacific is a leader in the market due to huge production & demand in the region. Increase in focus of manufacturers & consumers on bio-derived super absorbent polymer has led to rigorous R&D, thus resulting in a large number of patents published on it in recent years.”Key findings of the study• Natural Super absorbent polymers are expected to develop at the fastest CAGR of 5.0% in terms of value during the forecast period.• Healthcare is anticipated to be the fastest developing application segment, in value terms, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2016 to 2022.• Asia-Pacific is expected to continue to be the dominant shareholder, with more than one-third share of the global super absorbent polymers market, with highest CAGR of 5.3% in terms of revenue.• The baby diaper segment of personal care application occupied the major market share in terms of revenue, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period.• Sodium polyacrylate, a synthetic super absorbent polymer, accounted for around two-thirds of the market share of synthetic super absorbent polymers, in 2015.• Gel polymerization production method accounted for major market share and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast periodGet More Information: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/1982In 2015, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA collectively accounted for more than half of the global super absorbent polymers market, with lucrative CAGR and are expected to continue this trend. This is due to upsurge in population and rise in disposable income, specifically in China, India, Brazil, and other developing economies. Growth in urbanization & industrialization majorly mark the development of the market in Asia-Pacific.Major companies profiled in this report are BASF SE, Demi Co. Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, Formosa Plastics Corporation, LG Chem Ltd., Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd., San-Dia Polymers, Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd., Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd., and Yixing Danson Technology.Table of ContentChapter: 1 INTRODUCTION1.1. REPORT DESCRIPTION1.2. KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS:1.3. KEY MARKET SEGMENTS:1.4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY1.4.1. Secondary research1.4.2. Primary research1.4.3. Analyst tools and modelsChapter: 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY2.1. KEY FINDING OF THE STUDY:2.2. CXO PERSPECTIVEChapter: 3 MARKET OVERVIEW3.1. MARKET DEFINITION AND SCOPE3.2. KEY FINDINGS3.2.1. Top Winning Strategies3.2.2. Top Investment Pockets3.3. PORTERS FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS3.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers3.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers3.3.3. Threat of Substitution3.3.4. Threat of New Entrants3.3.5. Competitive Rivalry3.4. MARKET DYNAMICS3.4.1. Drivers18.104.22.168. Upsurge in aged citizens of developed nations22.214.171.124. Global focus on agricultural activities126.96.36.199. Increasing trend of compact diapers188.8.131.52. Impact Analysis3.4.2. Restraints184.108.40.206. Volatility in raw material prices220.127.116.11. Non-biodegradability of synthetic super absorbent polymers18.104.22.168. Impact Analysis3.4.3. Opportunities22.214.171.124. Rising trend for bio-based personal care products126.96.36.199. Government initiatives in developing nations188.8.131.52. Impact Analysis3.5. PATENT ANALYSIS3.5.1. Patent Analysis by Year3.5.2. Patent Analysis by Region3.5.3. Patent Analysis by Company3.6. MARKET SHARE ANALYSIShttps://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/press-release/super-absorbent-polymers-market.html Super Absorbent Polymer Market
Air Canada stock hits new high on news of talks to buy Transat MONTREAL — Air Canada’s interest in buying rival Transat AT Inc. for about $520 million got positive feedback from industry watchers and stock traders Thursday after the two companies announced they’re in exclusive talks to finalize a deal.Transat shares rose 13.4 per cent to close at $12, while Air Canada stock gained nearly four per cent to $40.39, which is above the previous all-time high set Wednesday at $39.16.The two companies say Air Canada would pay $13 per share for Transat.That’s more than double what Transat shares were worth prior to its announcement that it was in talks with more than one potential buyer, without identifying the contenders.McGill University professor Karl Moore said a combination of the two companies would help grow Air Canada Vacations, which competes with Transat, WestJet and others in the leisure travel market.“Air Canada’s plan is to grow and this is part of their growth strategy,” Moore said in an interview.“And I think Transat is going to be in better shape because of the potential of being bought by Air Canada.”A deal that keeps Transat’s head office in Montreal would also be greeted favourably by politicians in Quebec, just as Alberta politicians said they want to see WestJet headquarters remain in Calgary if it’s bought by Onex, Moore said.More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upToronto-based Onex Corp. announced Monday that it has a friendly deal to buy WestJet for about $3.5 billion, subject to approvals.Moore said Air Canada will face stiffer competition from WestJet as a private company with backing from Onex.Gabor Forgacs, an associate professor who teaches tourism and hospitality management at Ryerson University, said he doesn’t think consumers will see a reduction of choice or competition from an Air Canada-Transat combination.“I think they can beef up the whole selection of vacation packages they offer,” Forgacs said.In addition, he said, there continues to be competition in the packaged vacation business from Sunwing Travel Group.“So I think the consumer will have similar selection, maybe even better,” Forgacs said. “I don’t see the traveller suffering any consequence.”Analyst Walter Spracklin of RBC Dominion Securities wrote in a note to clients that there are a number of factors that would justify a premium price for Transat stock.For one thing, Spracklin said, an industry consolidation “improves fundamentals in a highly competitive leisure travel market.”Additionally, Spracklin said that access to Transat’s fleet – and its in-place order for Airbus A321 passenger jets – would help Air Canada strengthen its Rouge discount brand.“From a price paid, the multiple is on the higher end, reflecting the take-out premium; however (that’s) justified by the strategic merits above,” Spracklin concluded.More news: TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamHe and other analysts noted that Transat would have to pay a $15 million break fee if it terminates the deal and Air Canada would pay it $40 million if the agreement is terminated because of regulatory or governmental obstacles.Mona Nazir, a transport analyst with Laurentian Bank Securities, issued a note advising clients “we do not believe that TRZ will get a better offer than $13.”“We think this is a great deal for Transat shareholders given it represents 149% premium over the 20-day weighted average trading price prior to the announcement of April 30, 2019” when Transat first revealed it had been in discussions with more than one party about a potential sale of the company.Transat chief executive Jean-Marc Eustache, who is one of the company’s founders, said Thursday that an Air Canada deal represents the best prospect for maintaining or growing the number of jobs Transat has in Quebec and elsewhere.In Quebec City, Premier Francois Legault – another Transat founder – said “it’s good news that it’s Air Canada because their head office is in Montreal and what I said from the beginning is I wanted to ensure the head office stays in Quebec.” Posted by Friday, May 17, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Air Canada, Trans Share The Canadian Press
No related posts. One of many new retirement communities, Verdeza Escazú, will break ground by the end of 2013, and is now accepting reservations. Verdeza will be located in Escazú in the Trejos Montealegre neighborhood, next to Avenida Escazú and close to Hospital CIMA.The property consists of 61 apartments, a restaurant-style dining room and numerous social areas. The building will feature 24-hour nursing staff as well as an on-call general doctor. The there will be individual care plan packages including independent living, assisted living, memory support and Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing. At Verdeza, residents do not own the apartments. They pay a monthly fee. There will be temporary stays at a daily rate. For additional information about Verdeza Escazú, please visit www.verdeza.com or come by the information center. The information center opens this month and will be located near the exit of Hospital CIMA, adjacent to the Avenida Escazú Medical Towers. Facebook Comments
Cinnamon Life is set to present the record-breaking and multi-award-winning ‘Matilda the Musical’ for the first time in Sri Lanka from June 5 to 9 at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre in Colombo. One of the best-selling shows of all time, Matilda the Musical is an exhilarating, nostalgic and heart-tugging story based on the popular book by world-renowned author, Roald Dahl.In collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and GWB Entertainment, it is a feel-good, upbeat musical that explores themes of friendship, willpower, family and determination with its uplifting storyline, loveable characters and toe-tapping tunes. The performance perfectly encapsulates Roald Dahl’s gleeful story, combining the ingenious work of writer Dennis Kelly and the input of composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, to create a spectacular performance that is packed to the brim with surprises, fun, zest and wonder.Commenting on the latest show in Cinnamon’s portfolio of mega-events, Dileep Mudadeniya, Vice President John Keells Holding stated, “This is the third West End show we are bringing to Sri Lanka after Sound of Music and MAMMA MIA! Cinnamon Life brand has consistently offered the best international events raising the bar each time to deliver world-class lifestyle experiences that are vibrant and truly iconic. Our efforts have not only helped to strengthen Cinnamon Life’s position as the epicentre of inspired living in the city, we have also elevated the country’s place in the region – portraying Colombo and Sri Lanka as a bustling cosmopolitan destination for world-class entertainment.”Tickets are priced at Rs 5,000, Rs 7,500, Rs 10,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000. Book your tickets in advance for yet another riotously uplifting theatrical marvel presented by Cinnamon Life, which will go down in Sri Lanka’s entertainment history as the most enthralling event of 2019 and one of the greatest shows to ever have graced the stages of Colombo.
New Delhi: The Election Commission will take a decision on complaints of model code violations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday.Deputy election commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar said on Monday that the ‘full commission’ would meet Tuesday morning and decide on the complaints. “The secretariat has processed everything and place the details before the Commission,” he said. The Commission meets every Tuesday and Thursday to discuss important issues.The poll panel is also likely to discuss the possible dates for the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections on Tuesday. The state elections could not be held along with Lok Sabha polls as the Union Home Ministry had cited law and order problems in holding simultaneous election.The meeting of the Commission will take place on a day when the Supreme Court will hear a Congress MP’s plea seeking direction to the poll panel to decide without any “demur” the complaints against Modi and Shah on their alleged hate speeches and using armed forces for “political propaganda”.Asked whether the meeting has deliberately been coincided with hearing in SC, another deputy election commissioner Sandeep Saxena said the agenda for the EC’s meet was fixed last week itself.Responding to questions on delay on the part of the EC in taking a decision, Saxena said a “comprehensive view” is required for which legal, model code and expenditure divisions are involved.Addressing a rally in Ausa of Latur in Maharashtra on April 9, Modi had urged young voters to cast ballots in the name of heroes of the Balakot air strike.The local poll authorities in Maharashtra are learnt to have told the EC here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks asking first-time voters to dedicate their vote to those who carried out the Balakot air strike, are prima facie violative of its orders, asking parties against using the armed forces in their campaigns.Modi had said, “Can your first vote be dedicated to those who carried out the air strike.””I want to tell the first-time voters: can your first vote be dedicated to the veer jawans (valiant soldiers) who carried out the air strike in Pakistan. Can your first vote be dedicated to the veer shaheed (brave martyrs) of Pulwama (terror attack),” Modi had said.On a question about Modi’s remarks not being violative of the EC’s guidelines because he had not sought votes for any party, an official said the matter is before EC and it would decide on it Tuesday.A decision on Shah’s reported remarks on ‘Modi ji ki vayu sena’ made in West Bengal on Monday will also be taken on Tuesday.The EC had sought reports on Modi and Shah in the context of its advisory issued last month asking parties to desist from indulging in political propaganda involving actions of the armed forces.”…parties/candidates are advised that their campaigners/candidates should desist, as part of their election campaigning, from indulging in any political propaganda involving activities of defence forces,” the commission said on March 19.Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ jibe against Modi is also under EC lens and the decision is slated for Tuesday. Transcripts of his two media interactions/interviews in which he had reportedly made these remarks have been obtained and it is under the consideration of the Commission.(With Inputs from PTI) Amit Shahelection commissionLok Sabha elections 2019Narendra Modi First Published: April 29, 2019, 8:11 PM IST
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday barred BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours for her remarks on former ATS chief Hemant Karkare and Babri mosque demolition.The panel “strongly condemned” her remarks” and “warned her “not to repeat the misconduct in future”. The EC said though Pragya had apologised for her statement against the slain IPS officer, it found the statement to be “unwarranted”. The ban would come into force from 6.00 AM, May 2 (Thursday). Pragya had said Karkare was killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack because of her “curse” as he “tortured” her when he probed the Malegaon blast case as chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).She also had said that she was “proud” of her participation in the demolition of the Babri mosque at Ayodhya in 1992. ayodhyaBabri mosquebabri mosque demolitionbhopal-s12p19 First Published: May 1, 2019, 8:52 PM IST