first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Sales Data Analyst (Entry Level) at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Multimedia Coordinator at SymboticFull-Time Reagent Manufacturing Associate (Contract) at T2 BiosystemsFull-Time HR Systems Analyst at Charles River LabsFull-Time Supervisor (MDX) at Charles River LabsFull-Time Laboratory Technician at Charles River LabsFull-Time Product Marketing Specialist at LEDVANCEFull-Time Marketing Specialist at AltroFull-Time Bench Worker at TecometFull-Time Pesticide Applicator at Garrick-Santo Landscape Co.(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

first_imgBanks with an exposure of ₹40,000 crore in Bhushan Steel are said to be in talks to appoint a management agency to monitor the company’s operations.The step taken by the group of banks is followed by the arrest of Neeraj Singhal, vice chairman and managing director of the company. Singhal has been taken into custody in connection with an alleged ₹50 lakh bribery case involving Syndicate Bank chairman S K Jain.”SBI has an exposure of Rs 6,000 crore in the company. We are in talks with other banks, including Punjab National Bank which is the consortium leader for term loans, to appoint a management agency to handle day-to-day affairs. Banks may approach the board of the company with the proposal,” Financial Express quoted SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya.”Even in this case I don’t think the borrower would have any objections.”Bhattacharya added that the bank has no plans to change its loan sanction process in the wake of Syndicate Bank bribery charges.”There’s no policy change. We accept proposals and adopt strict due diligence while processing the loan applications. It (Syndicate Bank chairman’s arrest) seems to be an aberration. It should be treated as an incident at an individual level,” she added.Bhushan Steel’s borrowings were at ₹21.6 thousand crore, while sort term debt was ₹5.2 thousand crore as on 31 March.Incorporated in 1989, Bhushan Steel reported net loss of ₹19.57 crore in Q4 March 2014, against its net profit of ₹280 crore in Q4 March 2013. Net sales plunged by 10.9 percent to ₹2,399.73 crore in Q4 March 2014 over Q4 March 2013.During the year 2013-14, the company took a loan of ₹1, 042 crore from Axis Bank. Bhushan Steel facility is located in Sahibabad (Uttar Pradesh), Khopoli (Maharashtra) and Meramandali in Orissa state.On Friday, stock price of the company slipped as much as 10 percent or ₹24.40 to end up ₹219.60 per share.last_img read more

first_imgFILE PHOTO: A worker rides a bicycle at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. refinery in Mumbai, India April 24, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/File PhotoReutersGovernment-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) plans to pump in Rs 18,000 crore to expand its refineries over the next five years, with an aim to increase the company’s refining capacity by 19 million tonnes (mt).The company will boost the Assam-based Numaligarh refinery plant’s capacity from 3 mt to 9 mt per annum. The company– which deals in the refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products– is planning to raise the capacity of its refineries in Mumbai, Kochi and Bina to at least 15 mt, Business Standard reported.The business daily quoted Chairman and Managing Director of BPCL, D Rajkumar saying, “Including our subsidiaries, our refining capacity is somewhere about 31 mt, we are planning to move closer to 50 mt by somewhere around 2022. This will see an investment of approximately about Rs 18,000 crore.”This expansion is a part of company’s major road map to spend Rs 1.08 lakh crore in next five years. “The company also has retail expansion plans of adding more than 1,000 outlets a year,” Rajkumar saidAt present BPCL is the third-largest crude refiner and marketer of petroleum products in India. Of the total 59,595 fuel retail outlets in India, BPCL owns about 14,000. In financial year 2016, major oil refiners and marketing companies likes HPCL, Essar Oil, Indian Oil along with BPCL added 2,770 retail diesel and petrol stations.During the quarter ending June 30, BPCL’s net profit fell 72% to Rs 745 crore from Rs 2,621 crore in the year-ago period. The company’s gross refining margin, or profit earned on each barrel of crude processed, plunged to $4.88 per barrel, compared to $6.09 per barrel during the corresponding quarter last year.As India switched to daily revision of petrol and diesel prices starting June 16, crude oil price in India rose by about 12 percent.last_img read more

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Razer Wednesday night unveiled the Razer Phone 2, a redesigned take on its category-defining gaming phone with a beefed up processor, enhanced cooly system, wireless charging support, and Razer Chroma lighting.The phone, which goes on pre-order this week for $800, still features a 120 Hz screen refresh and touch sampling and now also has two front-facing speakers.A big element of the redesign was making sure that the Razer Phone 2 would be more than simply a good phone for gaming.“It needed to be not just a gaming phone, but a great phone,” said Michael Breslin, head of global marketing and sales mobile business at Razer. “We completely redesigned the phone from the ground up for a multitude of reasons.”Chief among them was likely the sub-par reviews the original phone received when it came to using the device to do things like take pictures.center_img “One of the biggest points of consumer feedback was around camera performance and imaging quality,” said Vivek Gowri, senior manager of hardware at Razer. “We knew that was going to be very critical for us.”The Razer Phone 2 now has two rear cameras: a 12 MP wide-angle with optical image stabilization and a 12 MP telephoto with two times zoom. This time around the cameras use Sony IMC sensors and are tuned to produce low-noise images with a wider gamut of colors. The front of the phone features an 8 MP lens that supports streaming at full HD resolution. The Razer Phone 2’s camera app has also been completely redesigned. While the body of the phone looks similar to the original, it now has a glass back which supports wireless charging. The phone is also now 1P67 rated, meaning it can be submerged for up to 30 minutes without damage.The back of the phone features Razer’s three-headed snake logo, which can change colors using the company’s Chroma system.Inside, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and  Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processing unit. Razer redesigned the cooling system as well, expanding the vapor chamber to give it a much larger surface area for heat dissipation.“We didn’t want to have a phone that had good framerates for 10 minutes and bad framerates for 50,” Gowri said. “That’s not anyone’s idea of a good gaming experience. Now we can spread heat throughout the phone and that means it can run faster for longer.”The phone also features a 4,000 mAH capacity battery and works with LTE Gigabit networks with download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbit per second.Alongside the new phone, Razer also unveiled a Raiju Mobile controller for the phone and USB-C ANC Razer Hammerhead earbuds.The controller features an adjustable phone mount and Bluetooth connectivity along with four remappable buttons, a directional pad, two thumbsticks, and two triggers with stops for hair-trigger mode. The $150 controller is due out the later this year.The new Razer Hammerhead USB-C earbuds draws its power for active noise cancellation from the phone and includes a built-in digital to audio converter for 24bit/96 kHz audio quality. It also has an in-line remote with volume control, ANC control, and play, pause, end call buttons. The $100 Hammerhead is due out on Oct. 22 via Razer’s website.last_img read more

first_imgAn idealized representation of the structure of NU-1000 based on single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Credit: (c) 2015 PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514485112 Mechanically interlocked molecules have several features that make them ideal candidates for molecular switches. These interlocked molecules, known as rotaxanes or catenanes, typically involve two molecular components that have distinct orientations based on interactions between them. Scientists can control which orientation the interlocked molecules take using stimuli, such as electrochemical potential or light. Redox active interlocked molecules are compelling candidates for a molecular switch. However, in solution, these molecules are unpredictable, and when it comes to designing circuitry, controlling the molecular switch is vital. This is where MOFs can be helpful. MOFs are highly porous materials. Other molecules can be trapped within the pores, and these pores can be chemically tailored to select for certain molecules. A group of researchers from Northwestern University in collaboration with Intel Labs and King Abdulaziz University have successfully captured a redox-active rotaxane within the pores of a premade MOF via post-synthetic building block replacement. Their paper is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”As chemists, we have become proficient at manipulating molecular switches and rudimentary molecular machines in solution during the past quarter of a century,” said co-author Dr. Fraser Stoddart, “What we would really like to be able to do now is mount these switches inside porous solids in a rapid and changeable manner. This task has turned out to be easier said than done!”Previous research with mechanically interlocked molecules that are stabilized in a metal-organic framework involved building the MOF around the interlocked molecules in such a way that the “struts” of the MOF were also part of the interlocked molecule. There were several drawbacks to this process, including the need to optimize conditions so that a crystal would form, and in some cases, the molecules did not move, a necessary property for molecular switching. © 2015 Phys.org Citation: Solid-state molecular switches using redox active molecules in a porous crystal (2015, August 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-08-solid-state-molecular-redox-molecules-porous.html (Phys.org)—A group of researchers have provided a proof-of-concept procedure for making a solid-state molecular-sized switch. They combined a mechanically interlocked molecule with a pre-synthetized metal-organic framework (MOF). Explore further McGonigal, et al. wanted to design a mechanically interlocked molecule that would fit within the pores of a pre-made MOF, rather than incorporate the molecule into the architecture of a novel MOF. They accomplished this by capturing a redox-active rotaxane within the pores of a zirconium-based MOF (NU-1000) post-synthetically using solvent-assisted ligand incorporation (SALI). Their model system provides a proof-of-concept.The first step in their procedure was to design the system. NU-1000 has hydroxyl groups that are oriented toward the center of a hexagonal channel. McGonigal, et al. realized that these hydroxyl groups could be displaced by carboxyl groups present in a rotaxane using solvent-assisted ligand incorporation (SALI). In this way, the carboxyl groups act as attachment points for the rotaxane. Their rotaxane needed to serve as a model system and work with their SALI procedure. They used a viologen-based molecule with a “stopper” on one end to ensure it becomes mechanically interlocked. Viologens are linear molecules comprised of two aromatic rings (pyridinium). This viologen was substituted with benzoic acid on one end to coordinate to the zirconium, and a benzene ring substituted with two tert-butyl groups to act as “stoppers.” Under reducing conditions, the viologen will complex with a tetracationic macrocycle containing two viologens as a result of radical-radical pairing interactions. The resulting semirotaxane was verified using spectroscopic methods.The newly formed mechanically interlocked molecule was then coaxed into the functionalized MOF. The semirotaxane diffuses through the channel of the MOF and is captured by coordinating to the Zr clusters. The t-butyl bulky end served as a “stopper.” Characterization studies verified that the semirotaxane was successfully incorporated into a post-synthetic MOF. The system was more stable than the semirotaxane in solution. Further, their studies indicated that the proportion of semirotaxane-to-MOF was not as expected. Rather than four semirotaxanes to one zirconium cluster, they observed a 1:1 ratio. Modeling showed that fewer dumbbells per channel allowed for packing in the channel without distorting the MOF architecture. Finally, electrochemical studies were done to confirm the switching behavior of the semirotaxane. McGonigal, et al. used electrophoretic deposition to deposit microcrystals of NU-1000 on conductive fluorine-doped tin oxide transparent electrodes. They then used their SALI procedure to obtain a thin film of the semirotaxane-MOF compound. Electrochemical studies confirmed that a large portion of the semirotaxane maintains its redox activity.According to Dr. Stoddart it was the simplicity of this this method that his group found appealing, “We make the molecular switches in solution, where we are already very comfortable with the chemistry, and then just mix them with some porous crystals. The switches insert themselves into the porous interiors of the crystals by means of some strong chemical bonds and that’s it! Switchable molecules slotted into crystals full of apace at the drop of a hat!” More information: “Electrochemically addressable trisradical rotaxanes organized within a metal-organic framework” PNAS DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1514485112AbstractThe organization of trisradical rotaxanes within the channels of a Zr6-based metal–organic framework (NU-1000) has been achieved postsynthetically by solvent-assisted ligand incorporation. Robust ZrIV–carboxylate bonds are forged between the Zr clusters of NU-1000 and carboxylic acid groups of rotaxane precursors (semirotaxanes) as part of this building block replacement strategy. Ultraviolet–visible–near-infrared (UV-Vis-NIR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopies all confirm the capture of redox-active rotaxanes within the mesoscale hexagonal channels of NU-1000. Cyclic voltammetry measurements performed on electroactive thin films of the resulting material indicate that redox-active viologen subunits located on the rotaxane components can be accessed electrochemically in the solid state. In contradistinction to previous methods, this strategy for the incorporation of mechanically interlocked molecules within porous materials circumvents the need for de novo synthesis of a metal–organic framework, making it a particularly convenient approach for the design and creation of solid-state molecular switches and machines. The results presented here provide proof-of-concept for the application of postsynthetic transformations in the integration of dynamic molecular machines with robust porous frameworks. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Toward solid-state molecular circuitry: Molecular shuttle within a metal-organic frameworklast_img read more