The Kansas announced that Les Miles had tested positive on Thursday. He’s the fourth head coach at the top level of college football to publicly say he contracted the virus since the football season began.
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(Bloomberg) -- Some Chinese banks have stopped including a key factor in the formulas that go to the country’s central bank to calculate the yuan’s daily reference rate, which may weigh on the currency.The banks stopped using the counter-cyclical factor recently, according to a statement on website of China Foreign Exchange Trade System. The factor is part of how the banks calculate a quote for the reference rate, known as the fixing, which they submit to the People’s Bank of China for a final rate every morning. The fixing restricts the onshore yuan’s moves by 2% on either side.Reuters reported earlier that the PBOC had asked some of the 14 banks that help set the fixing to adjust their models, citing people familiar with the matter. The offshore yuan fell as much as 0.3% to 6.7234 per dollar after the report and last traded little changed at 6.6990.Such a change would in effect allow Beijing to give up some influence over the exchange rate. Under the tweak, lenders would have more room to submit quotes for a weaker fixing and guide the currency lower in the spot market.The counter-cyclical factor was introduced in May 2017 to rein in depreciation and capital outflows before a leadership reshuffle of the ruling Communist Party. It was suspended in January 2018 as the yuan rebounded, and reinstalled seven months later amid souring China-U.S. relations.The PBOC sets the fixing, which limits the onshore yuan’s moves to 2% in either direction, at 9:15 a.m. every trading session based on submissions from the 14 banks. Apart from the counter-cyclical factor, their formulas for the rate typically take into account the currency’s official closing price the day before and moves in other major exchange rates.The fixing is an important tool Beijing uses to guide market expectations for the yuan. Officials can also also exert influence over the exchange rate by issuing verbal warnings to traders and adjusting the supply of liquidity -- measures they haven’t resorted to during this period of yuan appreciation.The reported move comes after the central bank this month made it cheaper to short the currency with forwards. The rule change initially triggered declines in the yuan, which have since been erased.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. senators departed the Capitol for a pre-election break Monday, making the logistics for passing a fiscal stimulus package by next Tuesday practically impossible, leaving the economy more vulnerable to damage from a resurgent coronavirus pandemic.“We’ll come back in November. The question might be, will there be something then?” Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican, said Monday. The chances of a coronavirus relief bill before Election Day are “very, very slim,” he added.The Senate’s departure after the confirmation vote for Amy Coney Barrett to join the Supreme Court left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to continue haggling over a package. After their latest call Monday, agreement remains pending on both the size -- the Trump administration was last at $1.9 trillion, with the Democrats at $2.4 trillion -- and language of a bill.“We’re hoping within weeks” there can be a deal, White House spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said Tuesday when asked on Fox News whether there’s a shot at stimulus before Nov. 3.Failure to reach an accord carries human and economic as well as potential political costs. The U.S. is seeing record Covid-19 cases, and the economy remains fragile. The realization that any new stimulus would almost certainly have to await the election contributed to the worst selloff in U.S. stocks since early September on Monday. Futures tipped a modest rebound Tuesday.Both sides have a motive to keep negotiations going, as walking away would only invite blame from voters for killing off hopes for relief.“The speaker remains optimistic that an agreement can be reached before the election,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill tweeted Monday after the call between the two negotiators. Pelosi has used similar language throughout some three months of talks.Hammill’s tweets showed the two sides still do not agree on a national coronavirus testing and tracing program, almost two weeks after Mnuchin said that the administration wouldn’t let that issue hold up a deal.Market ImpactEven in the unlikely event Pelosi and Mnuchin could come to terms, writing a complex bill and pushing it through House and Senate procedures before Election Day would be an all but impossible task.Polls show that control of both the Senate and the White House are in play on Nov. 3, complicating the outlook for a post-election stimulus deal.A victory by President Donald Trump and continued Republican control of the Senate would likely result in a smaller package than Pelosi is seeking. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has consistently criticized the Democrats for pushing what he considers a grab-bag spending package that includes non-coronavirus related items. He attempted to advance a roughly $500 billion bill last week, which was blocked by Democrats.Election ScenariosVictory for Joe Biden and a flip of the Senate to the Democrats would clear the way for a bigger-scale stimulus, though could also delay a vote into 2021, should Republicans resist during their remaining weeks in control of the chamber.A split outcome from the Nov. 3 election could bring a variety of further complications. But in the interim before the new Congress sits, Republicans would have to find 13 from their Senate ranks to join Democrats in approving any deal. GOP leadership has been skeptical whether 13 would indeed emerge.Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 2 Republican leader in that chamber, told reporters at the Capitol Sunday that if Democrats win on Nov. 3, they could opt to proceed with a smaller stimulus in the lame-duck session and come back with more early in the new year.“If they don’t, and we are still in the majority, then I suspect there’s more interest in trying to get a deal,” Thune said. “There’s a whole range of things that we all agree on. And I don’t know why we can’t at least do that.”When Trump in early October called a halt to stimulus talks on Twitter, he promptly reversed himself after a slump in U.S. equity markets. And Pelosi has faced internal pressure from Democrats in swing districts to compromise with the White House and get something passed.“Additional stimulus is not a matter of if but when,” Barclays Plc market strategists, including Juan Prada, wrote in a note on Sunday, expressing skepticism about a “near-term” deal. “The outcome of the U.S. election and composition of the new Congress will allow markets to have a better assessment of the potential fiscal boost.”(Adds White House comment in fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Pompano Beach, Florida, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alabama DOT recently issued an approval for ULTRABOND HYB-2CC, ULTRABOND EPX-3CC, and ULTRABOND 1300-FG for use on its highways and bridges. That makes a total of nine Adhesives Technology Corp. (ATC) products approved in Alabama, and its approval brings ATC to 250 total material list approvals nationwide. A complete breakdown of state-by-state product approvals is available on the company’s website at ATCepoxy.com/dot-approvals.“Infrastructure repair, and supporting state Departments of Transportation, has been a primary segment of Adhesives Technology’s business for the better part of two decades,” said T. J. Bland, President of ATC and engineer. “This focus, combined with providing some of the nation’s strongest and most versatile anchoring, doweling and concrete repair products, has culminated in the celebration of our 250th approved product listing across the United States.”Engineers and contractors can easily search for DOT approval listings and documents state-by-state or product-by-product through ATC’s website - ATCepoxy.com/dot-approvals. Visitors to the site can now make informed and timely decisions on transportation infrastructure projects; and all IBC compliant and DOT approved ULTRABOND® anchoring and doweling adhesives are compatible with Adhesives Technology’s Pro Anchor Design software, an industry-leading design solution featuring a single-panel interface that’s incredibly powerful and free.ATC is a leading manufacturer of construction and industry-related adhesives in epoxies, urethanes, acrylics, ester blends and polyureas. The company is one of the largest private label epoxy manufacturers in the United States.About Adhesives Technology Corp. A member of Meridian Adhesives Group, Adhesives Technology Corp. has been formulating and manufacturing complex chemical adhesives for decades, and the addition of two more IBC compliant offerings cements their position firmly at the top of the industry. View the company’s website at www.atcepoxy.com or call for more information. About Meridian Adhesives Group Meridian Adhesives Group is a leading manufacturer of high-value adhesive technologies. With a broad portfolio of dynamic solutions, Meridian serves the electronics, infrastructure, flooring, packaging and product assembly markets. The group’s operations are located in the Americas and EMEA, with a multitude of sales/service offices worldwide that are positioned to serve Meridian’s global customer base. For more information, visit www.meridianadhesives.com. CONTACT: Jake Klaus Adhesives Technology Corp. 954.461.2345 firstname.lastname@example.org
TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX: DPM) (“DPM” or “the Company”) today announced that it has appointed Ms. Jaimie Donovan to the Board of Directors (“the Board”) of DPM, effective November 1, 2020. “We are excited to welcome Jaimie Donovan to the Board. With over two decades of mining industry experience, her significant technical and capital markets expertise will be a valuable addition to the Company,” said Jonathan Goodman, Chair of the Board of Directors.Ms. Donovan is a mining engineer with substantial experience in roles spanning operations, technical services, capital allocation and corporate development. She was the Head of Growth and Evaluations for Barrick Gold in North America until March 2019, where she oversaw the evaluation and development of regional investment opportunities. Prior to that, Ms. Donovan held senior positions at Barrick Gold as Vice President of Evaluations, and at Waterton Global Resource Management as a Principal and head of Evaluations. Ms. Donovan has been a Director of Midas Gold Corp. since January 2019.Ms. Donovan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering (B.Eng.) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (B.Com. Finance) from the University of Western Australia.About Dundee Precious Metals Inc.Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian based, international gold mining company engaged in the acquisition of mineral properties, exploration, development, mining and processing of precious metals. The Company's operating assets include the Chelopech operation, which produces a gold-copper concentrate containing gold, copper and silver and a pyrite concentrate containing gold, located east of Sofia, Bulgaria; the Ada Tepe operation, which produces a gold concentrate containing gold and silver, located in southern Bulgaria; and the Tsumeb smelter, a complex copper concentrate processing facility located in Namibia. DPM also holds interests in a number of developing gold and exploration properties located in Canada, Serbia and Ecuador, including its 9.4% interest in Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. and its 19.4% interest in INV Metals Inc.For further information please contact:David Rae President and Chief Executive Officer Tel: (416) 365-5092 email@example.comJennifer Cameron Director, Investor Relations Tel: (416) 219-6177 firstname.lastname@example.org
All necessary funding for Fisker Ocean electric SUV expected to be in placeLOS ANGELES / NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. (“Spartan”) (NYSE: SPAQ), and Fisker Inc. (“Fisker”), announced today that, as of the deadline for redemption elections in connection with the pending business combination between the two companies (the “Fisker Transaction”), approximately $550 million of the original $552 million will remain available in Spartan’s trust. When combined with previously announced outstanding financing commitments of approximately $500 million and cash on hand at Fisker, the post-combination company expects to have in excess of $1.0 billion (net of transaction fees and expenses) of cash on the balance sheet and no funded debt, following the closing of the Fisker Transaction. This amount is expected to fund Fisker operations and the development of the Fisker Ocean program through the planned start of production in Q4 2022. The consummation of the Fisker Transaction is expected to occur after the special meeting of Spartan’s stockholders, which is scheduled for October 28, 2020, subject to final stockholder approval and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.“We appreciate the ongoing support of Spartan’s investors and are pleased to see this important milestone toward the closing of the Fisker Transaction, which is expected to provide Fisker with ample resources to execute on the next phase of the business plan created by Henrik and team,” said Geoffrey Strong, Chairman and CEO of Spartan and Senior Partner, Co-Head of Infrastructure and Natural Resources at Apollo Global Management, Inc. (“Apollo”).“Together with the recent announcement of our strategic cooperation with Magna, today’s news brings the Ocean SUV another significant step closer to launch,” said Henrik Fisker, Chairman and CEO of Fisker. “I’d like to thank our colleagues at Spartan and Apollo for their confidence in our strategy and ability to execute.”Holders of Spartan’s common stock as of the close of business on October 1, 2020 are entitled to vote at the special meeting of Spartan’s stockholders. The Spartan Board of Directors unanimously recommends that stockholders vote “FOR” the business combination proposal with Fisker as well as the other proposals set forth in the proxy statement. Spartan appreciates the support of its stockholders and committed financing for the Fisker Transaction.About Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp.Spartan is a special purpose acquisition entity focused on the energy value-chain in North America and was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, amalgamation, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company is sponsored by Spartan Energy Acquisition Sponsor LLC, which is owned by a private investment fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO).About Fisker Inc. California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world's most sustainable vehicles. For more information and to reserve the all-electric Fisker Ocean visit www.fiskerinc.com.Forward-Looking StatementsThe information in this press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact included in this press release, regarding the Fisker Transaction and the ability to consummate the Fisker Transaction are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, the words “could,” “should,” “will,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Spartan and Fisker disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release. Spartan and Fisker caution you that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of Spartan and Fisker. In addition, Spartan and Fisker caution you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to the following factors: (i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could delay the Fisker Transaction or give rise to the termination of the agreements related thereto; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Spartan or Fisker regarding the Fisker Transaction; (iii) the inability to complete the Fisker Transaction due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Spartan, or other conditions to closing in the transaction agreements; (iv) the risk that the proposed Fisker Transaction disrupts Spartan’s or Fisker’s current plans and operations; (v) Fisker’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Fisker Transaction, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of Fisker to grow and manage growth profitably following the Fisker Transaction; (vi) costs related to the Fisker Transaction; (vii) changes in applicable laws or regulations; and (viii) the possibility that Fisker may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this press release, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and plans could different materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact the operations and projections discussed herein can be found in the proxy statement for Spartan’s special meeting of stockholders and Spartan’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. Spartan’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.Contacts:Head of Investor Relations Gary M. 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Dublin, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Phase Change Material Market by Type(Organic, Inorganic), Application (Building & Construction, HVAC, Cold Chain & Packaging, Thermal Energy Storage, Textile, Electronics), Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global phase change material market is expected to reach USD 889 million by 2025 from USD 423 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 16.0% from 2020 to 2025. The growth is primarily due to the growing demand for energy efficient products in various sectors. In addition, its demand from various application segments such as building & construction, HVAC, cold chain & packaging, thermal energy storage, textiles, and electronics among others. The factors restraining the growth of this market is lack of awareness about PCM and lack of government subsidies. Inorganic PCM to be the fastest-growing type during the forecast period. Inorganic PCM is expected to be the fastest-growing segment, in terms of both volume and value, from 2020 to 2025. This is because of the increasing demand for inorganic PCM from the cold chain & packaging; and refrigeration & equipment applications. In addition, its non-flammable nature is another reason driving its growth and demand. Cold chain & packaging to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The cold chain & packaging segment is estimated to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growing demand for temperature sensitive goods fuel the growth of PCM in cold chain & packaging application. In addition, growing demand for frozen and perishable food items is another reason driving the demand for PCM in cold chain & packaging application. North America is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period, in terms of both volume and value. North America is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The increase in the growth of green buildings accompanied by growing demand for energy efficient products in the region fuel the growth of PCM. Moreover, presence of major players in the region and innovation in PCM market is another factor driving its growth.Key Topics Covered: 1 Introduction 2 Research Methodology 3 Executive Summary 4 Premium Insights 4.1 Significant Opportunities in the Advanced PCM Market 4.2 Advanced PCM Market, by Region, 2020-2025 4.3 Advanced PCM Market in Europe, by Application and Country 4.4 Advanced PCM Market, by Type 5 Market Overview 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Market Dynamics of Advanced PCM 5.2.1 Drivers 184.108.40.206 Regulations for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions 220.127.116.11 Use of Advanced PCM for Temperature Control and Greater Comfort 18.104.22.168 Use of Advanced PCM for Peak-Load Shifting 22.214.171.124 Energy Saving 126.96.36.199 Reduction in Operating Cost 188.8.131.52 Temperature Security 184.108.40.206 Technical Drivers 220.127.116.11.1 Wide Range of Melting Temperatures 18.104.22.168.2 Availability of Advanced PCM in Various Grades 22.214.171.124.3 Long Operating Life 126.96.36.199.4 Use for Both, Cooling and Heating Purposes 188.8.131.52.5 High Heat Storage Capacity 5.2.2 Restraints 184.108.40.206 Flammability 220.127.116.11 Lack of Government Subsidies 18.104.22.168 Corrosion 22.214.171.124 Lack of Awareness 5.2.3 Opportunities 126.96.36.199 Rising Need for Cold Chain Logistics 188.8.131.52 R&D Initiatives for Enhanced Advanced PCM Efficiency 5.2.4 Challenges 184.108.40.206 Cost of Switching 5.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis 5.3.1 Threat of New Entrants 5.3.2 Threat of Substitutes 5.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers 5.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry 5.4 Policies & Regulations 5.4.1 Europe 220.127.116.11 Eu Directive 2002/91/Ec Regarding the Energy Performance of Buildings 18.104.22.168 Epa-Eu Emissions Trading Scheme 22.214.171.124 Uk-Energy Performance Certificate 5.4.2 the Americas 126.96.36.199 Epa - Emission Reduction Goal 188.8.131.52 Ccme - Emission Reduction Goal 184.108.40.206 Procuraduria Federal De Proteccion Al Ambiente(Profepa) - Emission Reduction Goal 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific 220.127.116.11 Japan Central Government - Kyoto Protocol 18.104.22.168 Chinese Central Government - Emission Reduction Goal 22.214.171.124 Australia Central Government - Emission Reduction Goal 5.5 Average Selling Price 5.6 Macroeconomic Indicators 5.6.1 GDP Trends and Forecast of Major Economies 5.6.2 Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry and Its Impact on the Advanced PCM Market 5.7 Value Chain Analysis 5.7.1 Raw Materials/Source of Raw Materials 5.7.2 Manufacturing 5.7.3 Final Product 5.7.4 Distribution 5.7.5 Application 5.8 Shift in Revenue Streams Due to Megatrends in End-Use Industries 5.9 Connected Market: Ecosystem 5.1 Case Study 5.11 Patents Analysis 5.12 Technology Analysis 6 Advanced PCM Market, by Type 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Inorganic PCM 6.2.1 the Inflammable Nature of Inorganic PCMs to Drive Its Demand During the Forecast Period 6.3 Organic PCM 6.3.1 Paraffins Are the Widely Used Organic PCMs 6.3.2 Bio-Based PCM 7 Advanced PCM Market, by Application 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Cold Chain & Packaging 7.2.1 the Need to Transport Temperature-Sensitive Goods to Drive Demand for Advanced PCMs 7.3 Building & Construction 7.3.1 the Need for Temperature Control in Building & Construction to Drive Demand for Advanced PCMs 7.4 HVAC 7.4.1 the Need for Intelligent Heating and Cooling Systems to Drive the Demand for Advanced PCMs 7.5 Thermal Energy Storage (Tes) 7.5.1 The Use of Advanced PCMs for Storing Renewable Energy to Drive Demand in the Tes Application 7.5.2 Boiler/ Power Plant 7.5.3 Solar Energy Storage 7.5.4 Geothermal Energy Storage 7.6 Refrigeration & Equipment 7.6.1 the Increasing Use of Chillers, Passive Shippers, and Active Compressor Units to Drive the Demand for Advanced PCMs 7.6.2 Fixed Refrigeration 7.7 Textiles 7.7.1 the Demand for PCMs in Textiles is Increasing Owing to the Need for Thermo-Physical Comfort 7.7.2 Incorporation of Advanced PCM in Textiles 7.8 Electronics 7.8.1 the Use of Advanced PCMs for Thermal Management in Electronic Items to Drive Demand 7.8.2 Phase Change Memory (Pcram) 7.8.3 Thermal Interface Material (Tim) 7.9 Others 7.9.1 Automotive 7.9.2 Healthcare 7.9.3 Telecommunication 8 Advanced PCM Market, by Region 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Europe 8.2.1 Germany 126.96.36.199 Energy Conservation Ordinance to Drive the Demand for Advanced PCMs 8.2.2 UK 188.8.131.52 Prevalence of Cold Temperature to Drive the Advanced PCM Market 8.2.3 France 184.108.40.206 France is the Third-Largest Market for Advanced PCM in Europe 8.2.4 the Netherlands 220.127.116.11 Stringent Building Codes in the Country to Drive Demand for Advanced PCMs 8.2.5 Rest of Europe 8.3 North America 8.3.1 US 18.104.22.168 the Presence of Major Manufacturers in the Country and Rising Awareness About Advanced PCM Products to Drive Demand 8.3.2 the Rest of North America 8.4 Asia-Pacific 8.4.1 China 22.214.171.124 Increasing Awareness About Advanced PCMs to Drive Demand 8.4.2 India 126.96.36.199 Increasing Demand for Renewable Energy Offers Significant Opportunity for the Growth of the Advanced PCM Market 8.4.3 Australia 188.8.131.52 Increasing Renewable Energy and Stringent Building Codes to Drive the Demand for Advanced PCMs 8.4.4 Singapore 184.108.40.206 the Strong Healthcare Sector in the Country is Expected to Drive the Demand for Advanced PCMs 8.4.5 the Rest of Asia-Pacific 8.5 the Rest of the World 9 Competitive Landscape 9.1 Overview 9.2 Competitive Leadership Mapping, Tier 1 Companies 9.2.1 Star 9.2.2 Emerging Leaders 9.2.3 Pervasive 9.2.4 Participant 9.3 Strength of Product Portfolio 9.4 Business Strategy Excellence 9.5 Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2019 (Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises) 9.5.1 Progressive Companies 9.5.2 Dynamic Companies 9.5.3 Starting Blocks 9.6 Strength of Product Portfolio 9.7 Business Strategy Excellence 9.8 Market Share Analysis 9.9 Competitive Situations & Trends 9.9.1 Expansions 9.9.2 New Product Launches 9.9.3 Acquisitions 9.9.4 Partnerships and Collaborations 10 Company Profiles 10.1 Puretemp LLC 10.2 Climator Sweden Ab 10.3 Croda International plc. 10.4 Sasol Limited 10.5 Rubitherm Technologies Gmbh 10.6 Microtek Laboratories Inc. 10.7 Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 10.8 Laird 10.9 Honeywell Electronic Materials, Inc. 10.10 Phase Change Energy Solutions 10.11 Cold Chain Technologies, Inc. 10.12 Outlast Technologies LLC 10.13 Henkel AG & Company, Kgaa 10.14 Phase Change Materials Products Ltd. 10.15 Other Key Market Players 10.15.1 Advansa B.V. 10.15.2 AI Technology, Inc. 10.15.3 Beyond Industries (China) Limited 10.15.4 Boyd Corporation 10.15.5 Coolcomposites, Inc. 10.15.6 Ciat Group (Cristopia Energy Systems) 10.15.7 Cryopak Industries Inc. 10.15.8 Datum Phase Change Limited 10.15.9 Dow Corning Corporation 10.15.10 Encapsys, LLC 10.15.11 Global-E-Systems Europe Bv 10.15.12 Insolcorp, Inc. 10.15.13 Iolitec-Ionic Liquids Technologies Gmbh 10.15.14 Kaplan Energy Sas 10.15.15 Parker Hannifin Corp. 10.15.16 Salca Bv 10.15.17 Shenzhen Aochuan Technology Co. Ltd. 10.15.18 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. 10.15.19 Teappcm 11 Adjacent & Related Markets 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Limitations 11.3 Building Thermal Insulation Market 11.3.1 Market Definition 11.3.2 Market Overview 11.3.3 Building Thermal Insulation Market, by Material 11.3.4 Building Thermal Insulation Market, by Building Type 11.3.5 Building Thermal Insulation Market, by Region 11.4 Flexible Insulation Market 11.4.1 Market Definition 11.4.2 Market Overview 11.4.3 Flexible Insulation Market, by Material 11.4.4 Flexible Insulation Market, by Insulation Type 11.4.5 Flexible Insulation Market, by Region 12 Appendix 12.1 Discussion Guide 12.2 Knowledge Store: The Subscription Portal 12.3 Available Customizations 12.4 Related Reports 12.5 Author DetailsFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/2r2irnResearch and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. 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More than 35 Million Free Any Size Coffee Coupons Distributed to Rewards Members from Tuesday, November 3 - Tuesday, December 29 Wawa Free Coffee Tuesdays Wawa Free Coffee TuesdaysWAWA, Pa., Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wawa is about to change the weekday game and give everyone a reason to celebrate Tuesdays with the announcement today that Rewards Members will receive a Bonus Reward for one free, any size, self-serve coffee every Tuesday from November 3 through December 29 for a total of nine days of free coffee. The initiative will include a total distribution of more than 35 million free coffee rewards, the most ever, on the following free coffee dates: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29. Rewards members will receive a coupon in their Wawa Rewards account to redeem in any store in Wawa’s operating area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C. during the promotional window. “As customers ease back into their routines, Wawa wants to provide a free weekly reward to express appreciation to our loyal Rewards Members who make Wawa a part of their day,” said Mike Sherlock, Chief Product Marketing Officer. “We welcome anyone who has not joined already to sign up for free on The Wawa App or on WawaRewards.com to become a member today. It’s our way of providing a little bit of fun to the workweek and giving a reason to celebrate Tuesdays!”About Wawa Rewards The Wawa Rewards Program lets you earn Wawa Rewards for every U.S. $50 spent on eligible* purchases at Wawa stores using the Wawa App, Wawa Rewards Key Card or a registered Wawa Gift Card. Wawa Rewards members have the opportunity to not only earn rewards on Wawa favorites, but will also have exclusive access to Mobile Ordering, Bonus Rewards, and more.. It's a way for us to say "thank you" for choosing Wawa! *Please note that fuel, select dairy items, tobacco, alcohol, delivery fees/tips, gift cards (including Wawa Gift Cards), and Wawa Catering purchases are not eligible to earn Wawa Rewards.Wawa Rewards Program Enrollment Instructions Simply download The Wawa App in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and click "Register Now" to create a Wawa Rewards account. Or go to WawaRewards.com and click "Sign Up Now" to create a Wawa Rewards account. Then, scan the Wawa App or registered Wawa Rewards card with every purchase. About “Free Coffee Tuesdays, Because It’s Not Monday” Campaign Wawa is declaring that Tuesday is the best day of the week for Wawa Rewards Members simply because it follows the dreaded Monday which is universally viewed as the worst day of the week. The campaign will include nine free days across two months including more than 35 million free coffee rewards to Wawa Rewards Members. About Wawa, Inc. Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in Wawa, PA in 1902. The milk business was a huge success, due to its quality, cleanliness and “certified” process. As home delivery of milk declined in the early 1960s, Grahame Wood, George’s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 as an outlet for dairy products. Today, Wawa is your all day, every day stop for freshly prepared foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services and surcharge-free ATMs. Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C. The stores offer a large fresh foodservice selection, including Wawa brands such as custom prepared hoagies, freshly-brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, specialty beverages and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks.CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.orgA photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c5b0d5c4-8205-4084-87fb-7a7717c28d84
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MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surrey Bancorp (the “Company”), (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, today reported earnings for the third quarter of 2020.For the quarter ended September 30, 2020, net income totaled $1,052,172 or $0.25 per fully diluted share, compared to $1,676,806 or $0.40 per fully diluted common share earned during the third quarter of 2019.The decrease in earnings results from a decrease in net interest income and an increase in the provision for loan losses. Net interest income decreased from $3,658,136 in the third quarter of 2019 to $3,084,814 in the third quarter of 2020. The provision for loan losses increased from a provision recapture of $131,847 in the third quarter of 2019 to a provision of $196,073 in the third quarter of 2020.The decrease in net interest income is the result of the sudden decrease in interest rates due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Loan yields decreased from 6.10 percent in the third quarter of 2019 to 4.78 percent in the same quarter of 2020. The yield on interest earning assets decreased from 5.42 percent to 3.51 percent from the third quarter of 2019 to the third quarter of 2020. In addition to the overall decrease in interest rates, lower yields were affected by the bank’s participation in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP). The Bank carried approximately $47,330,000 of PPP loans in its loan portfolio at the end of the third quarter of 2020. These loans carry an interest rate of 1.00 percent and carry a 100 percent government guarantee. The cost of funds decreased from 0.51 percent in the third quarter of 2019 to 0.32 percent in 2020 due to general rate decreases.The provision for loan losses increased $327,920 in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the third quarter of 2019. This increase is due to the estimated economic impact of the current pandemic.Noninterest income remained virtually unchanged amounting to $619,965 in the third quarter of 2020 compared to $619,031 in during the same period in 2019. Noninterest expenses decreased 2.6 percent from $2,222,108 in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $2,163,334 in 2020.Loan loss reserves were $4,714,718 or 1.67 percent of total loans as of September 30, 2020. Non-performing assets were 0.11 percent of total assets on September 30, 2020, compared to 0.38 percent on that date in 2019. On September 30, 2020, the allowance for loan loss reserves equals 530 percent of impaired and non-performing assets, net of government guarantees.Total assets were $425,396,540 as of September 30, 2020, an increase of 28.3 percent from $331,633,605 reported as of September 30, 2019. Total deposits were $368,066,800 at quarter-end 2020, a 32.3 percent increase from the $278,110,833 reported at the end of the third quarter of 2019. Net loans increased to $277,613,456, or 18.0 percent, compared to $235,290,731, on September 30, 2019.Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, was $3,079,747 or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to $3,784,221 or $0.91 per diluted share, for the same period in 2019.About Surrey BancorpSurrey Bancorp is the bank holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust (the “Bank”) and is located at 145 North Renfro Street, Mount Airy, North Carolina. The Bank operates full-service branch offices at 145 North Renfro Street, 1280 West Pine Street, and 2050 Rockford Street in Mount Airy. Full-service branch offices are also located at 653 South Key Street in Pilot Mountain, 393 CC Camp Road in Elkin and 1096 Main Street in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina and 940 Woodland Drive in Stuart, Virginia.Surrey Bank & Trust is engaged in the sale of insurance through its wholly owned subsidiary Surrey Investment Services, Inc. The insurance agency, dba SB&T Insurance, is located at 199 North Renfro Street in Mount Airy.Non-GAAP Financial Measures This report refers to the overhead efficiency ratio, which is computed by dividing non-interest expense by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income. This is a non-GAAP financial measure that we believe provides investors with important information regarding our operational efficiency. Comparison of our efficiency ratio with those of other companies may not be possible, because other companies may calculate the efficiency ratio differently. Such information is not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) and should not be construed as such. Management believes such financial information is meaningful to the reader in understanding operating performance but cautions that such information not be viewed as a substitute for GAAP. Surrey Bancorp, in referring to its net income, is referring to income under GAAP.Forward Looking Statements Information in this press release contains “forward-looking statements.” These statements reflect management's current beliefs as to the expected outcomes of future events and are not guarantees of future performance. These statements involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, likelihood, and degree of occurrence. As such, actual results and outcomes may materially differ from what may be expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause a difference include, among others: changes in the national and local economies or market conditions; changes in interest rates, deposit levels, loan demand and asset quality, including real estate and other collateral values; changes in banking regulations and accounting principles, policies or guidelines; and the impact of competition from traditional or new sources. These and other factors that may emerge could cause decisions and actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Surrey Bancorp takes no obligation to revise, update, or clarify forward-looking statements to reflect events or conditions after the date of this press release. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) September 30, 2020 December 31, 2019 September 30, 2019 (unaudited) (audited) (unaudited) Total assets $425,397 $329,520 $331,634 Total loans 282,328 237,393 239,392 Investments 124,282 72,777 66,457 Deposits 368,067 276,360 278,111 Stockholders’ equity 49,698 47,927 47,727 Non-performing assets to total assets 0.11% 0.38% 0.38% Loans past due more than 90 days to total loans 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.67% 1.74% 1.72% Tangible book value per common share $11.50 $11.20 $11.15 CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) For the Three Months Ended September 30, For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 2019 2020 2019 Interest income $3,360 $3,994 $10,054 $11,199 Interest expense 275 336 900 956 Net interest income 3,085 3,658 9,154 10,243 Provision for loan losses 196 (132) 564 78 Net interest income after provision for loan losses 2,889 3,790 8,590 10,165 Noninterest income 619 619 1,989 1,872 Noninterest expense 2,163 2,222 6,633 6,901 Net income before taxes 1,345 2,187 3,946 5,136 Provision for income taxes 293 510 866 1,352 Net income 1,052 1,677 3,080 3,784 Basic net income per share $0.25 $0.40 $0.74 $0.91 Diluted net income per share $0.25 $0.40 $0.74 $0.91 Return on average total assets(1) 1.03% 2.10% 1.10% 1.61% Return on average total equity(1) 8.49% 14.17% 8.40% 10.86% Yield on average interest earning assets 3.51% 5.42% 3.81% 5.16% Cost of funds 0.32% 0.51% 0.38% 0.49% Net yield on average interest earning assets 3.23% 4.96% 3.47% 4.72% Overhead efficiency ratio 58.39% 51.95% 59.53% 56.96% Net charge-offs (recoveries)/average loans 0.01% 0.10% (0.01)% 0.07% (1) Annualized for all periods presented. CONTACT: For additional information, please contact Ted Ashby, CEO, or Mark Towe, CFO (336) 783-3900
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FORM 8.3PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)1. KEY INFORMATION(a) Full name of discloser:OCTOPUS INVESTMENTS LTD (b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a): The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named. (c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates: Use a separate form for each offeror/offereeRWS Holdings plc (d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree: (e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure26/10/2020 (f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”N/A 2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSUREIf there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)Class of relevant security: Ordinary 1p InterestsShort positions Number%Number% (1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled: 13,782,582 5.01 (2) Cash-settled derivatives: (3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell: TOTAL:13,782,5825.01 All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).(b) Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors’ and other employee options)Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists: Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages: 3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSUREWhere there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.(a) Purchases and salesClass of relevant securityPurchase/sale Number of securitiesPrice per unit Ordinary 1pSale1,130£5.63 GBP (b) Cash-settled derivative transactionsClass of relevant securityProduct description e.g. CFDNature of dealing e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short positionNumber of reference securitiesPrice per unit (c) Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varyingClass of relevant securityProduct description e.g. call optionWriting, purchasing, selling, varying etc.Number of securities to which option relatesExercise price per unitType e.g. American, European etc.Expiry dateOption money paid/ received per unit (ii) ExerciseClass of relevant securityProduct description e.g. call optionExercising/ exercised againstNumber of securitiesExercise price per unit (d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)Class of relevant securityNature of dealing e.g. subscription, conversionDetailsPrice per unit (if applicable) 4. OTHER INFORMATION(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangementsDetails of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the person making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer: Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none” None (b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivativesDetails of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the person making the disclosure and any other person relating to: (i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or (ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative is referenced: If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none” None (c) AttachmentsIs a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?NO Date of disclosure:27/10/2020 Contact name:Ben Tyson Telephone number:020 3142 4726 Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service.The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.