(Samara Polytech (Samara State Technical University)) The research group of Samara Polytech has developed a new casting method. It is a combination of traditional and additive foundry technologies.
Linda and Anne Nolan have revealed they are both receiving treatment for cancer after being diagnosed within days of each other. The siblings – who are part of the famous Nolan Sisters – have been undergoing chemotherapy together during lockdown at Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital. Anne, 69, has breast cancer, which she has been told is at stage three – the most serious being stage four. It is the second time she has been told she has breast cancer, previously being diagnosed in 2000. Just days after Anne’s diagnosis in May, Linda was told she has incurable cancer in her liver, which is the fourth time she has had the disease. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, cellulitis and lymphoedema in her arm in 2007, and secondary cancer on her pelvis in 2017, which was discovered after she broke her hip during a fall at home.The pair opened up about their fight against the disease in an interview with The Sun, where they revealed they have both lost their hair as a result of their chemo treatment. They recalled telling their sisters – Denise, Maureen and Loose Women star Coleen – of their diagnosis, with Linda, 61, saying: “We laughed and we cried really. It’s hysterical.“Forget the Chemical Brothers, we’ve become the Chemo Sisters.”Both also told of their fear of dying after they lost their sister Bernie to cancer in 2013 at the age of 52, but remain determined to beat it.Linda said: “It’s just really hard and I’m scared of dying. I don’t want to die.“I want to be around and see my great nieces and nephews grow up, and that’s why I’m putting everything I’ve got into trying to get well.”Anne’s treatment has proved particularly difficult, as she spent 11 days in hospital after the chemo made her ill. She also revealed she has been suffering with anxiety attacks as a result of the added stresses of the pandemic, which mean she has not been able to see her daughters and grandchildren. “I’ve not touched them, I’ve not been able to hug them or kiss them, and I think that’s what makes me more sad than anything,” she said. Both sisters are undergoing six rounds of chemotherapy, with Anne finishing her’s first on 11 September. She has been told she will have either a mastectomy or lumpectomy, most likely followed by radiotherapy.Linda faces living with cancer for the rest of her life, but she has been told if she responds to treatment, she could have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years. She said: “By that time I’ll be an old woman. I’ll be 75 in 15 years, and I would’ve had a great life. So that’s why I’m again, for the third time, going to give it everything I’ve got.”Coleen Nolan publicly supported her sisters as their interview was published on Sunday night, with her management posting a statement on her Twitter account. They’ve beaten it before - they can beat it again ❤️ Coleen’s brave sisters Linda and Anne sadly reveal they both have cancer again In tomorrows papers, here is a preview below. Please keep them in your thoughts and well wishes X https://t.co/AHAVAnWJtC— Coleen Nolan The Nolans Go Cruising Tues Quest Red (@NolanColeen) August 2, 2020“They’ve beaten it before – they can beat it again,” it read. “Please keep them in your thoughts and well wishes.”READ MORE:
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(Yokohama National University) A team of researchers from Japan has demonstrated a light-based reaction that yields high numbers of the base chemical component required to produce bioactive compounds used in common industry products.They published their results on June 11, 2020 in Organic Letters.
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Quicken Loans' parent company is readying its initial public offering and will likely price before the end of July.
In terms of valuation, its closest comparable multiples could be in the payments space, not other mortgage companies or financial institutions.
But because its business is more cyclical than payments, it'll likely have a slight discount to traditional payments giants.
The company, citing its quiet period, declined to comment.
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After 35 years as a private firm, the parent company of mortgage giant Quicken Loans is set for a public-market debut.
Rocket Companies filed paperwork earlier this month to list on the New York Stock Exchange and its initial public offering will likely price before the end of July, a person with knowledge of the process told Business Insider.
The company started working on an IPO around the winter holidays of 2019, said a second source familiar with the plans. Billionaire founder Dan Gilbert, who had a stroke in May 2019, was looking to start cashing out, and an IPO made more sense than looking to unload via M&A given the company's size. Its S-1 says it was the largest retail mortgage originator in the US in 2019, citing Inside Mortgage Finance.
But Rocket put its plans on hold as the coronavirus pandemic threw markets and consumer behavior into disarray in the spring.
The pause was short-lived, however. Emergency interest-rate cuts by the Federal Reserve prompted a surge in mortgage refinancing activity – great for Rocket's bottom line – and recent weeks have seen a jump in equity issuance and more and more companies going public. From March through May, only 13 IPOs priced, per Renaissance Capital research, but June saw a rebound, with 28 companies pricing.
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Now, Rocket is readying an IPO that could value Rocket in the tens of billions of dollars.
A spokesperson for the company declined to comment on IPO plans, citing a regulatory quiet period.
While there are a number of mortgage, lending, and bank stocks, ranging from small companies like Impac Mortgage Holdings to Flagstar Bank to digital lender Ally, the closest comparable trading multiples may be in the payments space.
US government entities like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy the vast majority of the $145 billion in loans Rocket originated last year. Those groups are looking to do even more business to help stabilize markets during the pandemic. Since Rocket doesn't keep the loans on its balance sheet, it has less risk than other financial institutions and the business becomes more of a fee play, like payments.
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But Rocket's a more cyclical business than payments, leading to a likely discount in its multiple when it comes time to price its shares – high teens or 20x earnings, as opposed to 25x earnings, said the first source.
Banks, by comparison, have price-to-earnings ratios that are typically in the high single digits to 10x.
Payments-focused companies like Visa and Mastercard tend to grow steadily over time, whereas Rocket may grow a lot in years like this one, where there's a flurry of refinancing activity, but then see slower years.
The company's filing to go public alludes to its long-term focus: CEO Jay Farner kicked off the prospectus with the line, "Numbers and money follow, they do not lead."
Fintech investors will watch the IPO closely to see what type of price tag public investors put on the company — and whether the valuation hems closer to "fin" or "tech."
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Unlike many other tech companies coming to the public markets, Rocket is profitable, per numbers disclosed last week.
But it is significantly controlled by Gilbert, who will control 79% of the voting power post-IPO and who sits on the board, along with his wife. Gilbert hasn't been involved in the company's day-to-day operations for years; Jay Farner has been CEO since 2017. His various companies do business with one another, from parking to naming rights.
"By and large people feel comfortable; it's definitely not a positive but it's definitely less of a negative" than other companies with significant concentration of control in founders' hands, like WeWork last year, said the first source.
Rocket's net income jumped 46% last year, to $892 million, on $5.1 billion in revenue.
The company is working with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, RBC, and boutique bank Siebert Williams Shank on the IPO.
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the Co-workingjätten Wework, which, in the past, in the autumn, the music of the ipo, the company is reporting growing sales, but is substantial in its results.the group's net Sales grew 93,8%, from 482 to 934 million u.s. dollars.the Result was -1 more than 250 million u.s. dollars, compared with -497 million in the same period of the previous year.the Number of jobs more than doubled to 719 000, and the number of members amounted to 264 000.for more information: Northzone: What is a pre-and a post-Wework.for more information, see Wework cut down so as to be affected Stockholm, sweden.
Honor doesn’t seem to be shy with its upcoming Honor V30 series.With the device’s arrival coming closer, the company started to disclose some teasers for it.Earlier today, we same two short video clips showcasing the phone’s triple camera array as well as its 5G capabilities.Now, Huawei’s subsidiary decided to publish a photo sample via Weibo.The teaser is available on Honor’s official Weibo account if you’re familiar with the Chinese social media.The camera sample offers a glimpse at the type of photos we can expect from the Honor V30.
That's despite smaller government incentives to do, at that.Naturally, automaker cater to this market with plenty of electric cars, including Tesla.However, the electric-car maker is nearly ready to turn on the lights on its first local production plant.Bloomberg first reported on Wednesday that China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has approved Tesla to begin mass production of vehicles in the country.The permit follows overall certification to manufacture in China.The automaker has already started preproduction at a low scale in preparation for mass production.
“Women, your country needs you,” Millicent Fawcett, the campaigner for women’s suffrage, proclaimed when war was declared in August 1914.One enthusiastic respondent to the call was Helena Gleichen, a rich aristocrat and a cousin of George V who had dined with Queen Victoria, danced at debutante balls and spent much of her life riding or painting animals.More than 100 years after the armistice was signed, Gleichen has become a forgotten hero of World War I – despite her brave contributions having saved thousands of lives on the Italian Front.Two decades later, suitable machines were available in major hospitals, but they were located too far away to help soldiers injured on the battlefield.In 1915, Gleichen and her friend Nina Hollings converted a French chateau into a military hospital before traveling to Paris and training with X-rays.Undeterred, they came back to London and organized their own relief operation.
Yes, you read that right.Invented by a man named Ross Seiler, and led by former Beats by Dre CEO Susan Paley, DropLabs aims to take audio to a whole new level by syncing music, movies and other audio to shoes that vibrate the soles of your feet.Noise that’s coming from the right vibrates on the right, and vice versa, which can be particularly impactful while playing video games.Indeed, Paley sees gaming as a huge opportunity to enter the market.The growth of esports has allowed a number of brands to emerge as the “X for gamers”, not least of which being energy drinks.DropLabs has an opportunity to market to gamers, offering a more immersive experience across their games and potentially even a competitive advantage.
När Spotify i fjol börsnoterades med en värdering på omkring 250 miljarder kronor nåddes en sorts kulmen på de senaste årens guldrusch för svenska startupbolag.För även om det återstår mer än en månad av året går det redan att konstatera att rekordsummor riskkapital har investerats i svenska startups under 2019.Totalsumman ligger nu på drygt 22 miljarder kronor.Det visar en genomgång av statistik från Bonniers databas Nordic Tech List som Di Digital har gjort.Motsvarande siffror för helåren 2017 och 2018 var 11 miljarder respektive knappt 14 miljarder kronor.Det är väldigt många nya kapitalaktörer som har rest nya fonder.
“Multiple products are affected globally”Numerous services affected, including Kubernetes and IoT services like Nest.Google Cloud Platform (GCP) says it is experiencing a “major issue” with services including Cloud Dataflow, AppEngine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, Dataflow, Dataproc, Pub/Sub, BigQuery, Networking all failing today as of 9.14 am BST.“Multiple products are affected globally” Google Cloud said today.It has no diagnosis yet and no published workaround.Users of connected home services Nest were among those facing issues.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Call of Duty Endowment announced its new “Hire.The aim is to get veterans back to work, helping them adjust to civilian life after they serve in the military.In addition to urging viewers to honor veterans by hiring veterans, Mattis asserts that the vast majority of veterans who have experienced combat emerge stronger and are even greater assets to our society and the workforce.The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit organization co-founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, the maker of Call of Duty games such as this year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.The campaign encompasses a variety of programs that support the endowment, with 100% of Activision proceeds going directly to finding jobs for veterans.The Call of Duty Endowment has funded the placement of more than 63,000 veterans into well-paying, high-quality jobs and expects to place 100,000 veterans in meaningful jobs by 2024.c
The recently released Galaxy A70s is receiving its first software update today in India.The firmware in question brings the usual set of bug fixes and performance enhancements, however, there are some new cool additions.It allows you to use any apps, get notifications, texts, and photos from your phone on the PC.Besides that, the company also introduced a phone mirroring feature in the firmware.Users will be able to enjoy this new mode via a shortcut in the Quick Settings or via the Settings app.Worth noting that this feature came with the Galaxy Note 10 and now Samsung is expanding it among several Galaxy smartphones.
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Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is warming up to unveil the S5 on the 14th of November.And although we are still not aware of the specifications of the phone, we’ve been seeing some leaks of the design of the phone, thanks to the previous two render leaks and the new leaked pictures attached below.The new picture leak of the Vivo S5 showcases the back of the phone but unfortunately not completely.Anyways, we can perceive the design as per the previous render leaks.Interestingly, this new render exhibits a quad-camera setup arranged in a diamond-shaped pattern though the earlier renders featured a triple-camera setup.Further, there exists another module which we believe to be flash as it cannot be seen anywhere due to the model’s (Cai Xukun) hand.