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ibex Employees Around the World Raise More Than $50,000 for Pakistan Flood Relief

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

These funds were donated to Al-Khidmat Foundation and Akhunwat Foundation , two top NGOs in Pakistan, to provide relief packages for people in the hardest hit areas.

Key Points: 
  • These funds were donated to Al-Khidmat Foundation and Akhunwat Foundation , two top NGOs in Pakistan, to provide relief packages for people in the hardest hit areas.
  • In addition, dozens of local ibex employees volunteered to assist in the relief efforts and gather food, medicine and supplies.
  • ibex is also committed to supporting Indus Hospital and Baitussalam Welfare Trust to provide medical assistance and help in rehabilitating families in the affected areas.
  • I am proud of our employees worldwide for coming together to raise more than $50,000 to help support the people of Pakistan.

JA Americas and Alexa Translations: Paving the Way for the Future

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

"Providing JA Americas with tools that can help their mission of empowering millions of young minds is something that Alexa Translations is incredibly proud to do," said Gary Kalaci, CEO of Alexa Translations.

Key Points: 
  • "Providing JA Americas with tools that can help their mission of empowering millions of young minds is something that Alexa Translations is incredibly proud to do," said Gary Kalaci, CEO of Alexa Translations.
  • As JA Americas continues to push the boundaries of empowering the younger generations to succeed, the team at Alexa Translations will continue to offer their full support.
  • The partnership will undoubtedly contribute to JA America's quest to equip the world's youth for a better tomorrow.
  • As part of one of the world's largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Americas activates youth for the future of jobs.

HRWF: Benin under the spotlight at the UN Human Rights Council

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

GENEVA, Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday 27 September, the issues of human rights and political oppression in Benin were raised at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, composed of 47 member states, in which Benin is occupying a seat until 2024.

Key Points: 
  • GENEVA, Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday 27 September, the issues of human rights and political oppression in Benin were raised at the 51stsession of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, composed of 47 member states, in which Benin is occupying a seat until 2024.
  • An oral statement co-sponsored by two NGOs,CAP/ Libert de Conscience(France) andHuman Rights Without Frontiers(HRWF) expressed their deep concerns aboutthe ongoing backsliding of democracy and human rights in Benin since President Patrice Talon came to power in 2016.
  • On the same day, HRWF launched its report about the situation in Benin in which the Brussels-based NGO focused on several topics of particular concern, and primarily the grip of President Talon on all the state institutions to the benefit of his party.
  • On the same lines, HRWF also recommends the nomination of President Talon and his associatesfor sanctions under theEU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime.

HRWF: Benin under the spotlight at the UN Human Rights Council

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022

GENEVA, Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday 27 September, the issues of human rights and political oppression in Benin were raised at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, composed of 47 member states, in which Benin is occupying a seat until 2024.

Key Points: 
  • GENEVA, Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday 27 September, the issues of human rights and political oppression in Benin were raised at the 51stsession of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, composed of 47 member states, in which Benin is occupying a seat until 2024.
  • An oral statement co-sponsored by two NGOs,CAP/ Libert de Conscience(France) andHuman Rights Without Frontiers(HRWF) expressed their deep concerns aboutthe ongoing backsliding of democracy and human rights in Benin since President Patrice Talon came to power in 2016.
  • On the same day, HRWF launched its report about the situation in Benin in which the Brussels-based NGO focused on several topics of particular concern, and primarily the grip of President Talon on all the state institutions to the benefit of his party.
  • On the same lines, HRWF also recommends the nomination of President Talon and his associatesfor sanctions under theEU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime.

SDG&E Shares Latest Wildfire Safety Advancements & Public Safety Power Shutoff Tips

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is unveiling its latest wildfire mitigation and resiliency advancements while urging its customers to prepare for possible wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) during the regions Santa Ana wind season, which is typically between September and December.

Key Points: 
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is unveiling its latest wildfire mitigation and resiliency advancements while urging its customers to prepare for possible wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) during the regions Santa Ana wind season, which is typically between September and December.
  • When combined, these efforts will help reduce PSPS impacts to more than 7,000 customers in some of the highest risk areas.
  • These microgrids will help keep communities and critical facilities like fire stations, schools and public safety infrastructure such as CAL FIREs Air Attack Base in Ramona energized during outages and Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
  • SDG&E continues to forge strong partnerships with Community Based Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, local governments and Public Safety Partners.

State of West Virginia Brings Together Major Energy Companies and Leading Energy Technology Firms to Develop a Clean Hydrogen Hub in the Region

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The State of West Virginia, EQT Corporation, the nations largest natural gas producer, Battelle and GTI Energy, both with deep expertise executing clean energy programs for the federal government, and Allegheny Science & Technology (AST), a leading West Virginia energy technology consulting firm, have collaborated to establish a Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub in the Appalachian region, the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2).

Key Points: 
  • The State of West Virginia, EQT Corporation, the nations largest natural gas producer, Battelle and GTI Energy, both with deep expertise executing clean energy programs for the federal government, and Allegheny Science & Technology (AST), a leading West Virginia energy technology consulting firm, have collaborated to establish a Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub in the Appalachian region, the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2).
  • The Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) is expected to be centered in West Virginia while expanding its impact, through cooperative efforts in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
  • Additional industrial partners and other stakeholders, including community organizations, are encouraged to participate and contribute to ARCH2s clean energy ecosystem.
  • GTI Energy is developing innovative solutions such as low-carbon hydrogen that enable clean energy access to our communities.

Climate Transition Pathways (CTP) strengthens Governance Committee with appointment of RMI

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

LONDON, Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WTW (NASDAQ: WTW) today announced the appointment of RMI (formerly Rocky Mountain Institute) as a Governance Committee Member for the Climate Transition Pathways (CTP) accreditation framework.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WTW (NASDAQ: WTW) today announced the appointment of RMI (formerly Rocky Mountain Institute) as a Governance Committee Member for the Climate Transition Pathways (CTP) accreditation framework.
  • Based in the US, RMI enables the governance committee to have a truly global approach to helping companies transition to a low carbon economy.
  • RMI is an independent nonprofit organization which transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future.
  • Todays appointment follows on from the announcements of other third party groups including Volans, a consultancy responsible for the Bankers for Net Zero initiative, and the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), a global investment organization committed to climate resilience who joined the CTP Governance Committee last year.

ELEVATE CONFERENCE TO HELP COMPANY LEADERS NAVIGATE NEW RIGOROUS STANDARDS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN ESG, DUE DILIGENCE AND RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ELEVATE, an industry leader in ESG, sustainability and supply chain services in more than 100 countries around the world, today announced the agenda for its 2022 Leadership Series event to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the New York Stock Exchange.

Key Points: 
  • This one-day conference will feature value-creating insights into trends, government policies, and best practices associated with supply chain management, responsible sourcing and matters of ESG across the globe.
  • Many industry sectors will be represented at the event, including company leaders from financial, technology, apparel, food, and more.
  • Dr. Kevin Franklin, ELEVATE's Managing Director, added, "Businesses, public and private, across all industries, must change their approach to supply chain ESG due diligence.
  • The event agenda includes:
    Innovative solutions for tracing, tracking, or improving supply chain ESG performance;
    Top 10 Trends in Responsible Sourcing;
    Understanding the View of Advocates for Accelerated Supply Chain Improvements;
    The importance of 'S' in ESG;
    New Standards for Responsible Sourcing Due Diligence and Their Implications; and
    Operationalizing ESG and On-The-Ground Reality.

Organizations Need to Level Up Efforts With Virtual Meetings, Webinars, and Training

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Virtual work is here to stay, which means virtual meetings and training are here to stay too. It's time for organizations and business leaders to get serious about improving engagement in the virtual space and make sure their meetings, webinars, and training efforts deliver valuable impact. To help support this, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) has released a new book, Interact and Engage, 2nd Edition: 75+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars, authored by master virtual trainer Kassy LaBorie and Tom Stone, a senior research analyst for the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).

Key Points: 
  • While virtual training and meetings occasionally happened at many organizations prior to the pandemic, the reality of mandatory shutdowns shifted the importanceand frequencyof those virtual engagements.
  • Eighty-three percent of i4cp's survey participants said virtual training comprised 80 percent or more of their instructor-led training since the onset of the pandemic.
  • "Now that virtual training has become nearly ubiquitous, there is no excuse for boring, lecture-style live online training, webinars, or meetings.
  • Prior to launching her consulting practice, Kassy was the director of virtual training services at Dale Carnegie Training, a consulting service that partnered with organizations to help them develop successful online training strategies.

Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc. (ISS) Awarded a $3.5M National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Contract for the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Program Office

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ISS has been awarded a five (5) year $3.5 million contract from the Department of Commerce's NOAA to support NOAA's OAR and the Secretary of the Navy by performing the role of NOPP Program Office.

Key Points: 
  • TYSONS CORNER, Va., Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ISS has been awarded a five (5) year $3.5 million contract from the Department of Commerce's NOAA to support NOAA's OAR and the Secretary of the Navy by performing the role of NOPP Program Office.
  • OAR and the Navy Office of Naval Research are jointly responsible for the Federal Interagency Working Group (IWG) NOPP.
  • The IWG NOPP purpose is to promote the national goals of ensuring national security, advancing economic development, protecting quality of life, ensuring environmental stewardship, and strengthening science education and communication through improved knowledge of the ocean.
  • Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc. (ISS) is a service disabled, veteran-owned business (SDVOSB) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) that provides high-value, ISO 9001:2015 and CMMI ML-3 professional services in program management, systems engineering, communications and outreach, IT services, requirements management, and technical services.