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1. reduction to powder by friction or grinding.
2. a finely powdered substance; called also amalgamation.
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The process of combining mercury with a metal or an alloy to form a new alloy.
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Process of combining mercury with a metal or alloy to form a new alloy.
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Councillor Alex Cunningham, Stockton cabinet member for children and young people, said: "We felt that the time was right for this amalgamation. The headteacher at the infant school will retire at the end of the year, giving us a good opportunity to bring the two schools together under one banner."
A case in point is the 2004 vote by residents of the new City of Montreal to partly undo the 2002 amalgamation which occurred under the Parti Quebecois.
The expenditure on the water plant increased substantially because of a new plant, which was required regardless of the amalgamation. Protective inspection and control, accounts for a small portion of total expenditure, also increased significantly.
Under the amalgamation, Semafo will issue approximately 7.26 million Semafo shares to Savary shareholders (other than itself) and Savary will amalgamate with a newly-incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of Semafo to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Semafo.
The irregular amalgamation caused a loss of roughly Rs3.5 billion to the exchequer in addition to the loss of Rs6.6 billion to sponsors of the defunct bank, according to two separate reports of the Auditor General of Pakistan's (AGP) office.
The amalgamation is supported by the Ministry of Justice, and aims to ensure those who are grieving do not face the additional stress of poor service and lengthy inquest delays.
Also, Summit Bank said the mechanism for arriving at the recommended revised shares swap ratio/revised scheme of amalgamation had begun.
(formerly Kramer Capital Corp.) pursuant to an amalgamation, which closed on June 5, 2018, the company said.
IDFC Bank said, "The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has, via its letter dated June 4, 2018, conveyed its 'No Objection' for the voluntary amalgamation of Capital First Ltd, Capital First Home Finance Ltd and Capital First Securities Ltd with IDFC Bank." Earlier in January, the company said its board of directors has approved amalgamation of the three entities with IDFC Bank Ltd.
The business to be transacted at the special meeting of shareholders includes shareholder approval of a proposal to authorize and approve an amalgamation agreement among the company, Sinovac (Cayman) Limited, an exempted company incorporated with limited liability under the laws of the Cayman Islands, and Sinovac Amalgamation Sub Limited, an international business corporation incorporated under the laws of Antigua and Barbuda and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent, and the transactions contemplated by the Amalgamation Agreement, including the proposed amalgamation.
However, despite periodic episodes of forced amalgamation across Australia, the impact of mergers on small non-metropolitan local authorities has been largely neglected, both by public policymakers and the academic community.