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Ørsted and partners awarded gigawatt-scale floating wind site in Scottish seabed competition

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 12:05pm

Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has selected the rsted, Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy consortium to enter into an Option Agreement for a new floating offshore wind site off the north-east coast of Scotland.

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  • Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has selected the rsted, Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy consortium to enter into an Option Agreement for a new floating offshore wind site off the north-east coast of Scotland.
  • The award for this floating wind site of up to 1GW in scale has been made through CES's ScotWind offshore wind leasing round.
  • By securing this seabed lease area, we're confirming our ambitions in floating offshore wind while expanding our offshore development pipeline and our long-term commitment to the UK.'
  • Projects under discussion will examine how fishing interests and offshore wind can work together and study the interaction of fish, marine mammals and seabirds with floating offshore wind farms.

HR Payroll Software Market to grow by USD 2.09 Bn | 8.37% YOY expected in 2022 | Technavio

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 10:30am

For instance, in 2020, when most corporate offices started to go remote, the adoption of cloud-based HR payroll software solutions gained immense popularity.

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  • For instance, in 2020, when most corporate offices started to go remote, the adoption of cloud-based HR payroll software solutions gained immense popularity.
  • The increasing adoption of the work-from-policy gradually increased the use of cloud-based HR payroll software solutions.Similarly, with the resumption of normal business activities from H1 2021, organizations exhibited high demand for on-premise HR payroll software solutions.
  • Thus, the increased spending on HR software is expected to fuel the growth of the global HR payroll software market during the forecast period.
  • The improved penetration of social media and the high demand for cost-efficient HR solutions are expected to boost the growth of the HR payroll software market in North America.

John Dawson to retire from Oxford Biomedica

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 7:00am

Oxford, UK 17 January 2022: Oxford Biomedica plc (LSE:OXB) (Oxford Biomedica or the Group or the Company) a leading gene and cell therapy company, today announces that, after more than 13 years of service, John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer, has signalled to the Board his intention to retire from the Company.

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  • Oxford, UK 17 January 2022: Oxford Biomedica plc (LSE:OXB) (Oxford Biomedica or the Group or the Company) a leading gene and cell therapy company, today announces that, after more than 13 years of service, John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer, has signalled to the Board his intention to retire from the Company.
  • Dr. Roch Doliveux, Chairman of Oxford Biomedica, commented: John has provided more than 13 years of dedicated service and leadership to Oxford Biomedica and, on behalf of the Board and all of our staff, we thank him wholeheartedly.
  • John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Biomedica, added: I am immensely proud of Oxford Biomedicas achievements, and will retire at the appropriate time.
  • Oxford Biomedica plc: T: +44 (0)1865 783 000 / E: ir@oxb.com
    Oxford Biomedica (LSE:OXB) is a leading, fully integrated, gene and cell therapy group focused on developing life changing treatments for serious diseases.

CannaBeSecure Rebrands to Cannaspire as a Full-Service Cannabis Consultancy

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Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 5:10pm

NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cannaspire revealed its official rebrand as a full-service cannabis consulting company.

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  • NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cannaspire revealed its official rebrand as a full-service cannabis consulting company.
  • Of the cannabis consultancy's announcement, Cannaspire CEO Jim White commented, "We made the decision to rebrand and change our name to reflect our growing consultancy and exciting future plans."
  • In addition to these measures, Cannaspire plans to provide even more exciting opportunities to the cannabis space throughout 2022 and beyond.
  • Cannaspire (formerly CannaBeSecure) was founded in 2018 by leading business, cannabis, and Wall Street veterans with over 80 years of combined expertise.

One World Universe to Add Its 1st Metaverse Real Estate Properties Within the Decentraland 3D Virtual Platform

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Friday, January 14, 2022 - 8:37pm

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, Jan. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire – One World Universe, Inc. (OTC: OWUV), a publicly traded company that invests in sports related businesses, distressed assets, business opportunities within emerging industries and providing humanitarian efforts in over 185 countries, through its subsidiary Metaverse Holding Corp., will be purchasing 3 connecting LAND parcels in the Decentraland 3D virtual platform.

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  • Metaverse wearables or skins have opened up huge opportunities for designer labels to market virtual clothing for users avatars.
  • A 3D shopping experience will be created as Decentraland offers a different Metaverse experience than the Sandboxs whos metaverse is voxelart, or pixel-like blocks.
  • Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Decentraland is a decentralised virtual world software where virtual plots of lands, products and goods can be bought and sold using their native (MANA) token.
  • But all those avatars in the metaverse need virtual clothing, which is emerging as a hot sector.

HarbisonWalker International intends to invest in converting closed Fairfield, Alabama plant into advanced refractories manufacturing hub for southern U.S. steelmakers

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Friday, January 14, 2022 - 7:30pm

The location is ideal for delivering quality refractory products and high-value services to our customers' growing steel operations in the southern U.S.," said Carol Jackson, Chairman and CEO, HarbisonWalker International.

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  • The location is ideal for delivering quality refractory products and high-value services to our customers' growing steel operations in the southern U.S.," said Carol Jackson, Chairman and CEO, HarbisonWalker International.
  • "Fairfield is excited to welcome HarbisonWalker International to our city as a southern hub for its operations.
  • We look forward to a continued relationship to help this global company grow," said Mayor Eddie Penny, City of Fairfield.
  • The company anticipates hiring 50 highly trained technicians and staff in a team-based environment at the plant.

The Worldwide Home Cleaning Services Industry is Expected to Reach $10 Billion by 2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Friday, January 14, 2022 - 6:26pm

The pandemic has made sanitation more important than ever, exponentially accelerating the demand for residential cleaning services.

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  • The pandemic has made sanitation more important than ever, exponentially accelerating the demand for residential cleaning services.
  • Though there could be considerable headwinds of healthcare and economic crises in the short-term, the long-term growth prospects of the residential cleaning services industry seem bright.
  • Consumer demand for residential cleaning services is increasing at a significant rate owing to the growing number of households with dual-incomes.
  • The phenomenal growth exhibited by the home cleaning services industry can also be credited to continuous expansion of the commercial real-estate sector.

Shareholder Proposals Challenge Companies on Support for Politicians Opposing Abortion Access, Progress on Climate, Voting Rights

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Friday, January 14, 2022 - 5:49pm

In the 2021 proxy season, three proposals addressed values misalignment, receiving an average of 38% level of support.

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  • In the 2021 proxy season, three proposals addressed values misalignment, receiving an average of 38% level of support.
  • Still, numerous companies that pledged to discontinue support for members of Congress who challenged the election results have backtracked on their promises.
  • Four additional proposals address the pressures companies face due to restrictive reproductive health care legislation regarding employee well-being, recruitment, and retention.
  • Our proposal at Lowe's Companies describes some of these impacts and the repercussions on the company," noted David Stocks, EFA's Executive Director.

Arizona Automotive Institute Launches New Construction & Trades Management Program

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Friday, January 14, 2022 - 4:30pm

To help meet this growing need, the Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI) has launched a new Associate's degree program in Construction & Trades Management to provide students with relevant training to develop the skills to become a professional in the field of construction project management.

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  • To help meet this growing need, the Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI) has launched a new Associate's degree program in Construction & Trades Management to provide students with relevant training to develop the skills to become a professional in the field of construction project management.
  • "Our Construction & Trades Management Program gives students other avenues of interest to explore, " said Bill Myers, National Program Director for Trades Programs at Ancora Education.
  • AAI's program integrates NCCER 's Project Management and Project Supervision curricula and topics with AAI instructors leading the course work.
  • Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI) offers training programs in Automotive Services, Large Equipment and Vehicles, HVAC and Basic Refrigeration, and Welding, plus a Construction & Trades Management Associate's degree program.

Pandemic accelerates the ‘great attrition’ for certain Canadian industries

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Friday, January 14, 2022 - 3:00pm

As we continue to deal with the pandemic, its important to recognize the significant mental health impacts it has had on employees, said Lauren Florko, Senior Research Associate, Human Capital at The Conference Board of Canada.

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  • As we continue to deal with the pandemic, its important to recognize the significant mental health impacts it has had on employees, said Lauren Florko, Senior Research Associate, Human Capital at The Conference Board of Canada.
  • These challenges are leading employees to reevaluate their jobs and resulting in increased absenteeism and higher turnover, which has the potential to lead to the great attrition.
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