Cost Structure – After Hours http://after-hours.org/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:09:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://after-hours.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png Cost Structure – After Hours http://after-hours.org/ 32 32 Academic Council of Allahabad University Approves Fee Increase for Courses and Hostels from New Session https://after-hours.org/academic-council-of-allahabad-university-approves-fee-increase-for-courses-and-hostels-from-new-session/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:19:34 +0000 https://after-hours.org/academic-council-of-allahabad-university-approves-fee-increase-for-courses-and-hostels-from-new-session/ Allahabad University (AU) has started the process of increasing fees for all courses from the new academic session 2022-23. The academic council of the central university – the main decision-making body for all academic affairs – decided on Saturday, after detailed discussion, that the fees for the various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses would be […]]]>

Allahabad University (AU) has started the process of increasing fees for all courses from the new academic session 2022-23.

The academic council of the central university – the main decision-making body for all academic affairs – decided on Saturday, after detailed discussion, that the fees for the various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses would be increased from the new academic session.

“The fees for the various courses in the university have not changed over the past decades and the government is increasingly stressing the need for universities to generate their funds. There is a reduction in grants to the university and for the effective management and functioning of the institution, it is important to revise the current fee structure,” said AU PRO Professor Jaya Kapoor confirming the development.

Sharing the decision taken by the Academic Council meeting chaired by AU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sangita Srivastava, Prof. Kapoor said it gave a green signal for the fee structure of all regular courses UG, PG and PhD be revised based on the fees of other major central universities and in accordance with the recommendation of the AU finance committee.

The increased rate will be applicable to students admitted from the 2022-23 session. The fee hike will not apply to current (former) students, she said.

It is worth mentioning that the tuition fees of the university remained at 12 since 1912.

The Academic Council also approved 10 new 5-year integrated courses to be introduced on the AU campus. These include BA/BSc and MA/MSc in Yoga and Meditation, BTech and MTech in Computer Science and Engineering with a major in Artificial Intelligence, BA/BSc and MA/MSc in Disaster Management and Environmental Studies in addition to BSc and MSc in Food and Nutrition. Other approved integrated courses include BCA and MCA in Data Science, BBA and MBA, BDesign and MDesign in Fashion Design and Technology, BSc and MSc in Food Technology as well as MSc and PhD in Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction and Neuropsychology Cognitive and Clinical along with BA-LLB (Hons).

Realizing the poor condition of the inns, the council decided to renovate them. The university has 20 hostels, including the recently acquired Hindu hostel. The Academic Board also noted that fees need to be increased for new inducted students to keep hostels running smoothly and provide them with optimal facilities. The fee hike will not be applicable to current students, the PRO said.

Noting numerous incidents of slandering the university’s reputation and posting derogatory remarks against the institution on social media and the media, the panel decided that if a student is found posting such remarks continuously , disciplinary measures will be taken against the student concerned. “Similarly, it has also been decided that if any faculty member is caught making such remarks, strict action will be taken against them after approval by the executive board,” Professor Kapoor said.

The academic council also approved a combined pre-doctoral program at the faculty level instead of each department running its own program. The program will in principle follow the guidelines approved by the UGC.

“In order to make the implementation of the program more effective and efficient, a separate fee for the pre-doctoral course has also been proposed. The pre-doctoral program will be faculty-driven and will have a separate course fee and examination to cover the cost of conducting the course effectively. The program and fees will be effective from the 2022-23 session and will not be applicable for current students,” explained the PRO.

AU Dean (Research and Development), Prof. SI Rizvi received a Certificate of Appreciation for creating a Smart Classroom for Life Science Departments from the various project funds of the departments of home sciences, zoology, botany, biochemistry and biotechnology center during the meeting.

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The trend of code completion AI bots continues with GitHub Copilot https://after-hours.org/the-trend-of-code-completion-ai-bots-continues-with-github-copilot/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 21:35:33 +0000 https://after-hours.org/the-trend-of-code-completion-ai-bots-continues-with-github-copilot/ Microsoft’s GitHub Copilot, a tool that can suggest the next line of code and sometimes entire functions, is now available to all developers for a fee. However, paying for the previously free tool is not suitable for some developers. GitHub Copilot translates natural language into code and provides developers with a range of suggestions […]]]>

Microsoft’s GitHub Copilot, a tool that can suggest the next line of code and sometimes entire functions, is now available to all developers for a fee.

However, paying for the previously free tool is not suitable for some developers.

GitHub Copilot translates natural language into code and provides developers with a range of suggestions from boilerplate code to complex algorithms. Launched in June last year as a free technical preview for 1.2 million developers, the tool is now available to the entire GitHub community of more than 83 million users, according to GitHub.

The code completion tool, available as an extension for JetBrains, Neovim, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Code IDEs, joins a growing list of competitors. While AI bots like Copilot continue to be all the rage, new advances in AI technology could make code completion less relevant in the future, according to industry experts.

“This is a new area of ​​’code completion’ and I’m really excited about it,” said Chris Riley, senior developer relations manager at marketing technology company HubSpot. “Beyond the cool factor, this will in theory help improve app quality and potentially support coding standards and best practices.”

This is a new area of ​​”code completion”, and I’m really excited about it.

Chris RileySenior Developer Relations Manager, HubSpot

However, developers should use Copilot with caution because it learns code from other developers – and people tend to make mistakes, said Yura Abharian, senior software engineer at SoftServe, an IT consulting and services company based in Austin, Texas.

Licenses available for individuals

GitHub Copilot licenses, which are currently only available to individual users, cost $10 per month or $100 per year. However, students enrolled in GitHub’s Global Campus program and maintainers of popular open source GitHub projects – identified when a user goes to the GitHub Copilot subscription page – will still be able to use the tool for free. An enterprise edition is slated for release later this year, GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke said in a blog post..

Some developers aren’t put off by the price. “$100 a year seems like an almost insignificant price,” Riley said.

However, not everyone is happy with the fee structure.

“I think the change in pricing structure is a mistake,” said Laurence Lee, software developer and CEO of The Great Brain Experiment. “I’ve used GitHub Copilot and think it’s a great tool, but I’m not willing to pay for it.”

Code completion tools for developers are all the rage…for now

The list of bots capable of writing code and increasing developer productivity — such as Kite, DeepMind’s Alphacode, IBM’s Project CodeNet — is growing every month, said Diego Lo Giudice, vice president and analyst Principal at Forrester Research.

The trend looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. “Almost every developer tool will include an AI bot by the end of 2022,” Forrester Research said in its 2022 Software Development Forecast report.

But some developers aren’t convinced the trend is warranted. AI can’t currently compete with humans in solving a wide range of tasks at once, and that’s exactly what’s required for programming, said Leonid Ivankin, Android developer at telesystems company MTS Group. mobiles.

While the idea of ​​code completion tools sounds appealing, he tried a similar solution from Codota — now called Tabnine — but it didn’t work, he said.

“The AI ​​offered me a big chunk of code that was close to what I needed, but it had to be heavily customized and fixed every time,” Ivankin said.

However, the field of code completion tools is advancing, said Larry Carvalho, independent analyst at RobustCloud. More companies are developing tools to translate developer intent into code, which will make products like GitHub Copilot less relevant in the future, he said.

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IT services firm Atos plans IBM-style spinoff https://after-hours.org/it-services-firm-atos-plans-ibm-style-spinoff/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://after-hours.org/it-services-firm-atos-plans-ibm-style-spinoff/ French multinational IT services company Atos plans to split in two, just as IBM spun off its legacy-focused managed infrastructure services business to form Kyndryl in November 2021. It is a gesture of Ave Maria for Atos. CEO Rodolphe Belmer, who was appointed on January 1, 2022 to lead the company through the latest in […]]]> ]]> Task Force Asks SEC to Require Financial Disclosure Requirements for Human Capital | Cooley LLP https://after-hours.org/task-force-asks-sec-to-require-financial-disclosure-requirements-for-human-capital-cooley-llp/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:34:44 +0000 https://after-hours.org/task-force-asks-sec-to-require-financial-disclosure-requirements-for-human-capital-cooley-llp/ Are companies disclosing enough information about investments in their workforce? Not according to the Human Capital Accounting Disclosure Task Force, a group of ten academics that includes former SEC Commissioners Joe Grundfest and Robert Jackson, Jr. and former SEC General Counsel John Coates. The task force has submitted a new regulatory petition asking the SEC […]]]>

Are companies disclosing enough information about investments in their workforce? Not according to the Human Capital Accounting Disclosure Task Force, a group of ten academics that includes former SEC Commissioners Joe Grundfest and Robert Jackson, Jr. and former SEC General Counsel John Coates. The task force has submitted a new regulatory petition asking the SEC to require more disclosure of human capital financial information. According to the petition, there has been “an explosion” of companies “that generate value because of the knowledge, skills, competencies and attributes of their workforce. Yet despite the value generated by employees, US accounting principles provide virtually no information about the company’s workforce. The petition asks that the SEC “develop rules to require public companies to disclose enough information to allow investors to assess how well companies are investing in their workforce” – similarly to “the SEC rules have long made it easier to analyze investments by public companies in their physical operations.Asked about the petition, Grundfest said Bloomberg that it “aims to move the accounting treatment of a company’s labor to the same level as its physical capital….” Current accounting rules give us more information about the economic consequences of buying or leasing a drill press than hiring and training a software engineer… What sense does that have? it in today’s world? »

Why is this disclosure necessary? The petition offers two reasons. First, business value is increasingly derived from intangible assets, such as intellectual property and human capital, rather than tangible assets, such as tangible capital assets. According to the petition, in 1975, intangibles accounted for only 17% of the value of S&P 500 companies; in 2020, intangible assets accounted for 90% of the S&P 500 market value. This trend is illustrated by the growth of the healthcare and information technology sectors, both of which are highly dependent on human capital and now together about a third of the market cap of the S&P 500. Yet accounting rules are still shaped around enterprise value. structured in the 1930s, when the first accounting standards body was created. For example, current accounting standards treat capital expenditure investments as balance sheet assets to be amortized over time, while R&D investments are generally treated as expenditures, not assets, and reduce the net income for the current period. Similarly, labor appears as an expense that reduces net income, but, the petition observes, labor costs are generally included in administrative expenses, and only 15% of companies even disclose separately. their labor costs. “These legacy rules,” the petition concludes, “do not reflect the current reality that larger companies add value through internally developed intangible assets such as human capital.[,]…leaving investors without the information needed to accurately assess the companies they own.

The second reason identified in the petition is that the increase in the number of public companies reporting losses – more than half in 2020 – requires greater disclosure of operational costs, especially human capital, to analyze their value. Why is that? As explained in the petition, analysts and investors cannot use common valuation techniques, such as price-earnings ratios, when companies report losses and must instead “project future earnings – an analysis that requires reliable information on costs, margins and scalability which is generally obscured under current accounting principles… To best value loss-making companies, investors need a sufficiently detailed breakdown of the company’s cost structure to identify contribution margins. This requires distinguishing whether cash outflows should be considered investments or maintenance expenses. For example, while salary is generally considered a maintenance expense, expenses such as training and even equity could increase productivity, improve retention and create future value and could be considered capital expenditures. Although many investors can estimate the proportion of capital expenditure devoted to investment, “with respect to labor,” the petition asserts, “investors generally cannot even determine the total costs of labor, much less identify the distinction between investment and maintenance labor expenditures”. (Although the petition focuses on labor costs, the authors advocate that the SEC consider the opacity of cost disclosure more generally.)

To address this issue, the petition calls for three reforms, combining quantitative and qualitative disclosure, which are designed to help investors distinguish between maintenance and capital expenditures.

  • Require disclosure in the MD&A of the portion of labor costs that should be considered an investment in the future growth of the business and an explanation. The authors believe that such disclosure “would provide investors with a better understanding of what share of labor costs should be capitalized in their own models and encourage management to view employees as a source of value creation.”
  • Treat labor costs on the same basis as R&D, requiring that they still be expensed but disclosed. The authors recommend the use of a standardized tabular disclosure that would disclose average employee tenure and turnover as well as various elements of compensation and benefits, including health and training expenses, distinguishing between full-time workers full, part-time and casual. This approach, the authors say, would allow investors to create valuation models that capitalize labor costs if they so choose.
  • Require the disaggregation of labor costs in the income statement, allowing investors to determine the proportion of COGS, R&D and SG&A attributable to labor costs and thus better understand the contribution of workers to the company and the company’s dependence on its employees. As noted above, the petition argues that, for companies reporting losses, investors “need information about product margins to estimate future profitability. To do this, investors need detailed information on operating costs, the most important of which is labor, to forecast future margins and determine how much of the cash outflow reflects the investment. Without this information, it is difficult, if not impossible, to value these companies reliably or to test a company’s market valuations using fundamental analysis.

The petition argues that the improved pricing efficiency resulting from the proposed disclosures would outweigh the initial compliance costs. The proposal fits within current accounting frameworks, should improve market prices and should involve minimal implementation costs, especially since much of the information must already be produced for tax purposes.

One of the co-chairs of the working group said Bloomberg that the SEC plans to expand human capital disclosures “must be coupled with accounting changes to give investors more detail about a company’s labor costs and to better hold management accountable for it.” she reports…. “Companies really depend on a highly skilled workforce to really create value and financial statements just don’t reflect that. (The task force co-chairs both participated as panelists in the discussion of non-traditional financial reporting accounting at the recent SEC Investor Advisory Committee meeting. See this PubCo post.)

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Cannula Market Growth Strategy and Industry Development to 2030 – Indian Defense News https://after-hours.org/cannula-market-growth-strategy-and-industry-development-to-2030-indian-defense-news/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 10:01:45 +0000 https://after-hours.org/cannula-market-growth-strategy-and-industry-development-to-2030-indian-defense-news/ The research report on the global Cannulas industry provides an in-depth and methodical assessment of the regional and global markets, along with the most recent service and product innovations and projected size of the global market. The Cannulas research performs a comprehensive analysis of the market to find the major vendors by integrating all […]]]>

The research report on the global Cannulas industry provides an in-depth and methodical assessment of the regional and global markets, along with the most recent service and product innovations and projected size of the global market. The Cannulas research performs a comprehensive analysis of the market to find the major vendors by integrating all relevant products and services to understand the roles of key industry players in the Cannulas segment. Global Cannulas Market also provides in-depth analysis of cutting-edge competitor research and new industry advancements along with market dynamics, challenges, restraints, and opportunities to give accurate insights and the latest scenarios for appropriate judgments.

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This report focuses on the key players in the Global Cannulas Market:
Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Edward Lifesciences, MAQUET, Terumo, Smith & Nephew

This research study contains SWOT analysis, significant trends, and financial assessment of the Cannulas and leading competitors in the global market. Moreover, the Cannulas study provides a comprehensive perspective of the Cannulas market and assists organizations to generate sales by providing insight into key competitors’ growth plans and competitive environment. This report includes an in-depth investigation of PEST and the overall industry dynamics over the anticipated duration. The research includes essential findings as well as guidance highlights and significant industry changes in the Cannulas industry, helping market leaders to develop new tactics to increase revenue.

The different types of products include:
Nasal cannulas, general cannulas

The global cannula business has several end-user applications such as:
Hospitals, CHWs, Others

The global Cannulas study also examines trends, size, cost structure, revenue, potential, market share, drivers, opportunities, competitive environment, market challenges and forecast of the market. This study also includes a complete and general review of the Cannulas industry, along with in-depth industry variables that affect market growth. Along with supply chain characteristics, current market conditions of major players, and a generally discussed market price study, Cannulas research contains information on supply chain characteristics, market situations latest news from major players and a widely discussed market price study. Apart from the acceptance rate, the global Cannula market study shows the whole amount of technical advancements made in recent years. It carries out a comprehensive study of the Cannulas market using SWOT analysis.

Key points covered in the report:

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    Tips, Tactics and Strategies for Coping in 2022 https://after-hours.org/tips-tactics-and-strategies-for-coping-in-2022/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:05:45 +0000 https://after-hours.org/tips-tactics-and-strategies-for-coping-in-2022/ Stay-at-home orders during the pandemic pulled workers out of production. But those absences in the spring of 2020 were nothing compared to the Covid fears that followed, the need to care for children, accelerated retirements, the Great Resignation and the lack of immigration. Labor shortages have caused supply chain issues that are now making everyday […]]]>

    Stay-at-home orders during the pandemic pulled workers out of production. But those absences in the spring of 2020 were nothing compared to the Covid fears that followed, the need to care for children, accelerated retirements, the Great Resignation and the lack of immigration. Labor shortages have caused supply chain issues that are now making everyday goods harder to find, driving up demand and prices.

    There are also many other inflationary factors: low unemployment, high wages, rising energy costs, rising fuel costs (result of sanctions against Russia for the war in Ukraine), rising interest rates and rising housing costs. And for ordinary Americans and businesses, the latest inflationary blow: Gasoline prices rose 48% in the 12 months ending last March.

    Rising fuel costs increase the cost of making and receiving goods sold by many franchise businesses. It also affects the cost of shipping and delivering goods to customers, especially as online sales increase and customers want everything delivered!

    Unless you raise prices to offset rising costs, a smaller percentage of every dollar goes back to the bottom line. How are rising fuel prices affecting your business? What is your plan to minimize the impact? Every business owner needs to think about this.

    Respond to inflation

    How do companies react to inflation? Raising prices is a common approach and almost always necessary in times of inflation. But there are additional actions to consider. Here are some common trading strategies for fighting inflation.

    • Sell ​​more – a lower profit percentage on higher earnings can still lead to higher profits overall.
    • Watch your numbers carefully – understand where the money is going and use break-even analysis to track your changing cost structure.
    • Reduce unnecessary costs, but don’t compromise the customer experience.
    • Raise prices – nobody wants to do that, but maybe you have to.
    • Improve efficiency to offset cost increases – reduce wasted labor and materials and eliminate unnecessary processes.
    • Revisit sales skills and training – focus on activities that increase the average ticket.
    • Stay focused – know why and use cascading SMART goals to keep your team on track.
    • Delegate to make your team more valuable – you can’t do everything yourself.
    • Buy better – take full advantage of preferred suppliers with negotiated discounts.
    • Invest in inventory – if cash flow permits, increase fast-moving inventory ahead of price increases.
    • Change the sales mix – identify products and services that generate a higher margin and focus buying, selling, and marketing efforts to sell more of them.
    • Shrinkflation – change packaging so price changes aren’t so obvious (less chips in the bag).
    • Make less profit – that’s what happens if you don’t face the changes.

    Anticipate and prepare

    Inflation is part of our expected economic cycles. To successfully navigate the path to profit in times of inflation, you need to be on the lookout for and confront the first signs of change.

    Good financial habits such as monthly review routines to check SMART goals, financial skills building for managers and team leaders, and ongoing cultivation of vendor and lender relationships should already be in place. If not, now is the time. When change is inevitable, follow these tips:

    • Embrace change and find your return.
    • If growth is your return, scale up your business.
    • Bigger can be better, but don’t sacrifice efficiency or customer service just for volume.
    • Invest in your team; develop skills and keep learning.
    • Be flexible.
    • Embrace technology.
    • Be a fixer, not a blamer or victim.
    • Have SMART goals and plans focused on your business priorities.
    • Look at the numbers and learn from the data.

    As has been the trend in business for decades – and it is still true today – you have to do more to do well. Your challenge is to increase sales, improve productivity and control costs without sacrificing customer service, convenience and connections. This is not an easy task, but a necessary effort that will require combining action with intention.

    Barbara Nudes is President and Founder of Profit Soup, a financial education organization specializing in providing services to franchisors and franchisees to enable them to trust their numbers, focus on their priorities, make better decisions and achieve more profits. She can be reached at barbara.nuss@profitsoup.com or 206-282-3888.

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    Aton: poised to benefit from expanding mobile OTP market https://after-hours.org/aton-poised-to-benefit-from-expanding-mobile-otp-market/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 00:09:46 +0000 https://after-hours.org/aton-poised-to-benefit-from-expanding-mobile-otp-market/ The author is an analyst at NH Investment & Securities. He can be contacted at jack.baek@nhqv.com. — Ed. Aton should continue to perform well both in licensing of the fintech security solutions arm and in mobile OTPs, its two main focal points. Even seasonality aside, the company posted a strong OP in […]]]>



    The author is an analyst at NH Investment & Securities. He can be contacted at jack.baek@nhqv.com. — Ed.

    Aton should continue to perform well both in licensing of the fintech security solutions arm and in mobile OTPs, its two main focal points. Even seasonality aside, the company posted a strong OP in 1Q22, and further earnings growth is expected in 2Q22 thanks to the addition of customers in the mobile OTP business.

    OP 2022E: annual OP exceeding 10 billion W for the first time since its creation

    Aton is poised to deliver both healthy earnings growth and solid profitability, with sales and OP estimated at W49.4 billion (+14.2% YoY) and 10.7 billion W (+16.6% YoY), respectively. These growth expectations are driven by healthy licensing activity in the fintech security solutions arm and a strong mobile OTP business, for which the sales share is expected to reach 40% by 2022. expected to outpace the increase in sales in the future.

    The company should also benefit from one of the new government’s objectives, namely the introduction of a mobile one-time password (OTP) for all banks. Aton quickly secures the largest market share for private mobile OTP, which is rapidly replacing physical OTP due to its low issuance cost. It should be noted that a rapid growth is also observed for the frequency of use of mobile OTP. As the company’s pricing structure depends on the number of uses, the profit contribution of the mobile OTP business is on the rise.


    In PASS certificates, Aton’s other main growth area, the number of issues now exceeds 36 million, which is the highest among domestic private certificates. Although the share of public sector applications is high, we expect PASS to gradually start contributing to overall profitability as the company takes charge of charging for the service.

    Offers an attractive valuation after the share price adjustment at the start of the year

    Aton shares are currently trading at a 2022E P/E of 15.5x, the most attractive valuation level among its peers in the fintech and security sectors. The company is gaining traction in high-margin market segments such as mobile OTP and fintech security solution licensing. Anticipating that its earnings will increase in the future alongside the continued growth of the fintech industry, we believe that Aton deserves special attention from investors.

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    North County Business Notes, June 5 https://after-hours.org/north-county-business-notes-june-5/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 07:00:13 +0000 https://after-hours.org/north-county-business-notes-june-5/ CARLS BAD Transition workshop offered to veterans Viasat is offering a transition workshop for veterans from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 23 at its Carlsbad office, 6155 El Camino Real. The workshop is not a hiring event, but a way for veterans to receive mentorship, resources, and tools to help them transition from […]]]>

    CARLS BAD

    Transition workshop offered to veterans

    Viasat is offering a transition workshop for veterans from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 23 at its Carlsbad office, 6155 El Camino Real. The workshop is not a hiring event, but a way for veterans to receive mentorship, resources, and tools to help them transition from the military to the workforce. Representatives from Hiring our Heroes, Onward to Opportunity and Camp Pendleton Transition Services will be available. Spouses are welcome; lunch offered. Book by Thursday at viasatveteranstransitionworkshop2022.splashthat.com.

    Free job fair on Friday at the chamber

    The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is hosting a North County Career Fair with the San Diego Workforce Partnership from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at 5934 Priestly Drive. The event is free for job seekers and chamber members. Call (760) 931-8400.

    ESCONDIDO

    Grants available through a nonprofit relief fund

    Relief grants are available for nonprofit organizations in Escondido or serving Escondido residents. The city of Escondido, along with the Escondido Community Foundation and the San Diego Foundation, administers the grants, which were made possible with money from the American Rescue Plan Act. Eligible nonprofits must be able to demonstrate a decline in revenue or service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the app on https://bit.ly/3GHbjHx. The deadline is August 11.

    The room hosts a town hall with a senator

    The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free public forum with State Sen. Brian Jones, R-Santee, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 at the chamber office, 720 N. Broadway. This is an opportunity to voice community concerns and opinions on civic priorities and issues facing the region. Refreshments will be served. Book at Marc.Schaefer@sen.ca.gov.

    NORTH COUNTY

    SCORE offers training workshops

    SCORE San Diego volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, business leaders, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties, offered in small business training workshops. For $25, customers receive a two- to three-hour workshop, in person at SCORE San Diego, 8825 Aero Drive, Suite 102, San Diego, or on Zoom; a PDF of the presentation; and a link to the final workshop video. Visit sandiego.score.org and click on “Take a workshop”. The registration deadline is midnight the day before all events. Workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. unless otherwise stated:

    • 5-6pm Monday: New Zoom Series only, Part 2 of 3: Como Crear Anuncios Atractivos. Hispanic webinar series hosted and presented by Orange County Chapter.
    • Wednesday: Cybersecurity. Simple things you can do now to protect yourself from cyberattacks. Also, social engineering (the hacker’s main means of attack), training and awareness, business compliance, system security planning.
    • Friday: Business Model Canvas. In this interactive workshop, instructors will help you create your own Business Model Canvas – a visual chart with nine blocks outlining your company’s value proposition, customer segments and relationships, key activities, revenue streams, channels, cost structure, key resources and partners.
    • June 14: New: Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leasing. This course will provide a brief overview of the steps involved in renting space for a business, from site selection to lease types.

    SCORE can provide these and other workshops in full or abbreviated form privately for your organization upon request. Email score0140@scorevolunteer.org.

    Regional Connect Event at CMP Theater

    Join the North San Diego Business Chamber Board of Directors, Members and other members of the business community at an in-person Regional Connect event from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Angelika Film Center. The center is located at Carmel Mountain Plaza, 11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. Register by 3 p.m. Tuesday and members will receive the guest list to plan their networking. Free for members; guests $35. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3x8BVxP.

    Upcoming business celebration

    Tickets are on sale for the 2022 San Diego Celebration of Business on June 23, presented by the San Diego County Credit Union at the Pavilion of Flights, San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego. Annual event celebrates the best and brightest in San Diego County’s business community, with leadership awards, board installation and a live auction in support of San Diego North Educational Foundation. The awards will honor individuals, companies and organizations that demonstrate success in management, workplace excellence and social responsibility. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with networking and cocktails, then at 5:45 p.m. guests will enjoy dinner, entertainment, live auction and presentations. Tickets are $139 for members, $169 for guests, available at https://bit.ly/3NPreG3.

    POWAY

    Tickets available for the awards dinner

    Tickets are still available for the 2022 Poway Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on June 24 at Maderas Golf Club. The new painting will also be installed during the event, which includes live entertainment, dinner and drinks. Tickets are $110 for members, $125 for non-members and are available at https://bit.ly/3x6qcQq. The Maderas Golf Club is located at 17750 Old Coach Road.

    SAINT MARK

    The Chamber hosts the State of the City program

    Mayor Rebecca Jones will deliver the 2022 State of the City Address Wednesday at California State University, San Marcos as part of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Recognition Luncheon. Registration and networking begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and a program. This event showcases San Marcos’ vision and recognizes chamber businesses for their contributions to the community. The cost is $75 for House members and $95 for the general public. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3wwdTLO. Seating for the general public (excluding lunch) is free, but registration is recommended at (760) 744-1270.

    SEEN

    Small business grants still available

    Applications are still open for the City of Vista’s Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program. The city has allocated $2.7 million to fund this program, which will be administered by the Vista Chamber of Commerce. The program aims to provide flexible assistance in the form of grants to Vista small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds will be awarded to businesses that qualify for funding and can show financial loss, or can show how their proposed activities will help them recover. Grants of $1,000 to $25,000 will be available. Learn more and apply at bit.ly/3tcOOVk.

    Send articles at least two weeks before events to northcounty@sduniontribune.com. Please put “Business News” in the subject line.

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    SLO City Council plans to raise downtown parking rates https://after-hours.org/slo-city-council-plans-to-raise-downtown-parking-rates/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 18:28:02 +0000 https://after-hours.org/slo-city-council-plans-to-raise-downtown-parking-rates/ Parking could cost twice as much in downtown San Luis Obispo next year, if rate increases are approved by the city council on Tuesday. City Council is considering changes that would double the rates for on-street and downtown structure parking and remove the free hour of parking in garages – to help pay for the […]]]>

    Parking could cost twice as much in downtown San Luis Obispo next year, if rate increases are approved by the city council on Tuesday.

    City Council is considering changes that would double the rates for on-street and downtown structure parking and remove the free hour of parking in garages – to help pay for the construction of a new parking structure in the center -city, according to a city press release.

    “We know that increasing parking rates now would be very difficult for many, however, if we do not increase rates next year, we will not be able to improve or repair the existing parking infrastructure and build the new one. cultural arts parking structure that is key to helping us achieve the community’s vision for downtown San Luis Obispo,” Gaven Hussey, parking program manager, said in the release.

    Why does the city need to increase parking rates?

    The city is pursuing a new parking structure as part of its plans to create a cultural and arts hub on the outskirts of downtown.

    In 2019, the city approved plans for a 50-foot parking structure at the corner of Palm and Nipomo streets, as well as a new approximately 23,000-square-foot building to house the SLO Repertory Theater.

    The new structure was expected to cost about $31 million at the time, and that money was expected to come from the city’s parking fund.

    Fees paid to city structures and parking meters go to a specific parking fund, which is used to pay for new structures, repairs and other parking improvements, according to the news release.

    To date, the city has set aside $13.9 million for the new structure, according to the release — well below what the city had planned at the time.

    This fund was hit hard during the coronavirus shutdown when businesses were closed and people weren’t parking downtown, and then during the recovery when the city offered free parking and postponed rate increases.

    As a result, the city lost $4 million in expected revenue that would otherwise have gone to the fund, according to the release.

    “For years we saved for a fourth parking structure, but the closure during the most difficult times of the pandemic really hurt the parking fund,” Hussey said in the statement. “At the same time, we are seeing unprecedented increases in construction costs. The bottom line: If we don’t raise rates next year, we won’t be able to upgrade or repair the existing parking infrastructure and build the new Cultural Arts parking structure.

    How much will the downtown parking charges change?

    If approved, parking rates would increase in July 2023:

    • 2-hour on-street parking in the main downtown core would increase from $2 to $4 per hour.
    • 10-hour on-street parking in the outer city center would increase from $1.50 to $3 per hour.
    • Structure parking would increase from $1.50 to $3 per hour, and the maximum daily rate would increase from $6 to $12.

    So what does this realistically look like for drivers?

    Those who park in a 2-hour street lot — which is mostly in downtown surrounded by Marsh, Nipomo, Palm, and Santa Rosa streets — would be charged a maximum of $8 to park on those streets, where they would previously only pay $4.

    For those 10 hour street spots, you could be charged up to $30 for what would have been $15 before.

    Meanwhile, in structures, drivers will no longer have one hour free to park, in addition to rising costs, meaning that the price of parking in the structure for four hours, which would typically cost $4.50 , will now cost $12.

    The board will also consider another rate increase that would take effect in 2024; in this, fares would increase by $1 for central downtown areas.

    The city should also consider increasing its parking fees.

    If approved, getting caught after your parking meter expires would cost you $45 instead of $40, and stopping or parking at an intersection could cost you $60, down from $40 previously. Roadside parking violations would increase from $33 to $60.

    How to comment on the parking increase plan

    City Council is considering the rate increase as part of its supplementary budget deliberations at its meeting on Tuesday evening.

    Those wishing to provide public comment may do so at the in-person meeting or by submitting their comments by mail (addressed to the City Clerk’s Office at 990 Palm St.), by email via emailcouncil@slocity.org or by calling 805-781-7164 and leave a voice message.

    Public comments before the meeting must be received three hours before the meeting.

    This story was originally published June 3, 2022 11:28 a.m.

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    Kaytlyn Leslie writes about business and development for the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Hailing from Nipomo, she also covers city governments and events in the South County area, including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Grover Beach. She joined The Tribune in 2013 after earning her journalism degree at Cal Poly.

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    Global cathode materials markets, 2020-2022 and 2026 – https://after-hours.org/global-cathode-materials-markets-2020-2022-and-2026/ Tue, 31 May 2022 10:08:39 +0000 https://after-hours.org/global-cathode-materials-markets-2020-2022-and-2026/ Dublin, May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ‘Cathode Materials – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics’ report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Global cathode materials market to reach $20.7 billion by 2026 The global cathode materials market, estimated at US$15 billion in 2020, is expected to reach a revised size of US$20.7 billion […]]]>

    Dublin, May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ‘Cathode Materials – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics’ report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

    Global cathode materials market to reach $20.7 billion by 2026

    The global cathode materials market, estimated at US$15 billion in 2020, is expected to reach a revised size of US$20.7 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.6% over the period. ‘to analyse.

    Lead acid, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% to reach US$11.7 billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and the induced economic crisis, the growth of the LIthium-ion segment is readjusted to a revised CAGR of 6.1% for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 39.4% share of the global cathode materials market.

    The US market is estimated at $2.2 billion in 2021, while China is expected to reach $6.3 billion by 2026

    The cathode materials market in the United States is estimated to be worth US$2.2 billion in 2021. The country currently accounts for a 14.39% share of the global market. China, the world’s second largest economy, is expected to reach an estimated market size of US$6.3 billion in 2026 growing at a CAGR of 7.1% over the analysis period.

    Other notable geographic markets include Japan and Canada, each forecasting growth of 3.3% and 4.3% respectively over the analysis period. In Europe, Germany is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 3.8%, while the rest of the European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$6.8 billion by the end of the outlook period. ‘to analyse.

    The market is witnessing considerable developments due to the growing attention to improving durability, efficiency, compatibility and charging time. Consumer electronics devices and equipment, the automotive industry, and the renewable energy sector are all driving the demand for batteries, thereby increasing the demand for cathode materials.

    Significant growth in the demand for Li-ion batteries in several industries such as electronics and automotive is driving the demand for cathode materials. A growing number of environment-friendly policies across the globe have increased the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) requiring organized energy storage systems, fueling the growth of the cathode materials market.

    The market is expected to witness moderate growth owing to increased application of cathode materials in industries and increasing investments in the renewable energy sector. The market is also expected to benefit from the growing use of lightweight and rechargeable batteries in smart devices.

    The rapid increase in the use of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles is expected to increase the demand for cathode materials in batteries over the forecast period. The automotive industry has also actively moved towards the use of sustainable and clean fuels.

    The demand for electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrid vehicles, battery electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, has increased significantly due to strict CO2 emission regulations and government support in the form of subsidies and policy changes.

    Main topics covered:

    I. METHODOLOGY

    II. ABSTRACT

    1. MARKET OVERVIEW

    • Disruption to Battery Supply Chains Impacts Market Outlook
    • An introduction to cathode materials
    • Global Market Outlook and Prospects
    • Developing economies spearheading future growth
    • Competition
    • Recent market activity

    2. FOCUS ON CERTAIN PLAYERS (Total 40 Featured)

    • 3M Company
    • BASF SE
    • Johnson Matthey plc
    • Kureha Company
    • LG Chem Ltd.
    • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    • Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    • NEI Company
    • POSCO
    • Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.
    • Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    • Targray Technology International, Inc.
    • TODA KOGYO CORP.
    • Umicore AG

    3. MARKET TRENDS AND DRIVERS

    • The growing importance of batteries in the modern world presents opportunities for cathode materials
    • Strong prospects for electric vehicles open up new growth avenues for the electric vehicle batteries and cathode materials market
    • Energy density (Wh/kg), cost and lifetime of cathode materials for electric vehicle batteries
    • Growing demand for electric vehicles to drive demand for cathode materials
    • Strong demand for lithium-ion technology in electric vehicles bodes well for the cathode materials market
    • With COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting Electric Vehicle Sales, Battery Materials Market Outlook Hits
    • % change in global electric vehicle sales in 2020
    • Active cathode material: critical in determining performance and cost of EV battery materials
    • Li-rich cathode materials to activate high-energy EV batteries
    • Global automakers focus on securing raw materials for electric vehicles
    • Projected demand for metals and minerals from Li-ion batteries used in passenger electric vehicles by type for the years 2025 and 2030
    • Automotive Li-Ion Battery Cathode Materials Market: An Overview
    • LFP Cathode Materials Market: Ideal for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles
    • The growing use of lithium batteries in consumer electronics bodes well for the cathode materials market
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Electronics Industry Affects Demand for Cathode Materials
    • Rise in Renewable Energy Adoption and Growing Need for Battery Storage Systems to Drive Demand for Cathode Materials
    • Post-COVID-19 period to showcase robust growth in energy storage technologies
    • Graphene has the potential to improve the attributes of Li-ion batteries
    • Research studies, innovations and breakthroughs to boost market prospects
    • Study on the nature of oxidized oxygen in battery materials to transform future battery cathodes
    • Nano One Obtains Patent for Li-Ion Cathode Materials
    • Nanocomposite cathode for lithium-ion batteries
    • Researchers find that singlet oxygen is the factor causing Li-ion battery failure
    • New cathode material for sustainable electric vehicles
    • Lithium-rich cathode materials used in electric vehicles store high-voltage charge
    • New cathode material for use in metal-ion batteries to replace lithium-ion technology
    • Changes in Li-ion battery composition and component usage impact demand for cathode materials
    • Cobalt Demand and Price: Important Implications for Cathode Materials Used in Electric Vehicle Batteries
    • World cobalt mine production (in metric tons) by country for 2019 and 2020
    • Global cobalt mine production volume (thousands of metric tons) from 2010 to 2020
    • World cobalt prices (in US dollars per ton) for the years 2015-2020
    • High Cobalt Prices: Reason for Slower Decline in Li-ion Battery Production Costs
    • Cathode: the largest cost component of Li-ion batteries
    • Consumer Li-ion Battery Cost Structure ($/kWh) by Cost Component
    • Suppliers face new challenges

    4. GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK

    III. REGIONAL MARKET ANALYSIS

    IV. COMPETITION

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/tx0juy

    • Global Cathode Materials Market

            
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