Disaster

Declaration of North America (DNA)

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

North America shares a unique history and culture that emphasizes innovation, equitable development, and mutually beneficial trade to create inclusive economic opportunities for the benefit of our people.

Key Points: 
  • North America shares a unique history and culture that emphasizes innovation, equitable development, and mutually beneficial trade to create inclusive economic opportunities for the benefit of our people.
  • The three countries of North America each made ambitious commitments under the Los Angeles Declaration, particularly regarding regular pathways, including working together to advance labour mobility in North America and have been delivering on these commitments.
  • Trilateral health cooperation will focus on launching an updated North American Plan for Animal and Pandemic Influenza (NAPAPI) to improve prevention, preparedness, agility, and to provide rapid response to health emergencies in North America.
  • Security cooperation will continue to abide by our common understanding that respect for human rights and the rule of law contribute to a more secure North America.

HONEYWELL IDENTIFIES TOP BUILDING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2023

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) today released its predictions for emerging trends that will help shape building operations and technologies in 2023 and beyond.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) today released its predictions for emerging trends that will help shape building operations and technologies in 2023 and beyond.
  • As the Internet of Things continues to merge operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems – and cyberattacks increase in frequency as well as sophistication iii – advanced AI/ML-enabled cybersecurity will become foundational to the design of digitalized building technology systems.
  • A greater focus on sustainability and cybersecurity will help shape building operations in 2023.
  • These trends collectively embody a common theme: Technology is rapidly becoming integral to every facet of building operations.

Presenting "SHELLMET" Japan's First, Eco-friendly Helmet Made from Wasted Scallop Shells

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Koushi Chemical Industry (Osaka, Osaka; Representative Director: Akika Nambara; hereinafter referred to as "our company") and Sarufutsu Village (Hokkaido; Mayor: Kouichi Ito; hereinafter referred to as "Sarufutsu Village") present SHELLMET, the environmentally friendly helmet that is made by reusing scallop shells, a form of marine waste. In line with this announcement, pre-order sales of SHELLMET begins from 14 December 2022 through crowdfunding. Our company will utilize the ecoplastic manufacturing techniques that we have developed and work together with Sarufutsu Village, which aims to reduce the amount of plastic used, to further promote sustainable efforts by treating scallop shells as a valuable resource that serves as an alternative to plastic.

Key Points: 
  • On the other hand, the Soya district, where Sarufutsu Village is located, generates approximately 40,000 tons of shells as marine waste annually during the scallop processing produces.
  • The project team started to develop the scallop shells as an important resource to support the village and began efforts to recycle the material.
  • The original role of a shell is to protect itself from outside enemies, and since scallop fishing is a dangerous activity, the "SHELLMET" was born from the idea of making a helmet out of scallop shells to protect scallop fishermen.
  • SHELLMET incorporates a special rib structure in its design that mimics the structure of scallop shells, which is part of the material used for helmet production.

DappRadar’s 2022 Yearly Report Highlights Rising Blockchain Adoption Amid A Year Of Crypto Turmoil

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

DappRadar , the global dapp store, has announced its annual end-of-year report for the blockchain, dapp, and crypto industry in 2022.

Key Points: 
  • DappRadar , the global dapp store, has announced its annual end-of-year report for the blockchain, dapp, and crypto industry in 2022.
  • The continuous adoption of blockchain by both consumers and businesses, along with the increasing support from investors, has helped the industry to consolidate.
  • In 2022, DappRadar recorded 312 crypto attacks that led to losses of over $48 billion worth of crypto assets.
  • Overall, it was a challenging year for the blockchain industry but also one in which it demonstrated both resilience and maturity.

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Presents “Designing With Disaster: Stories From Seven Regenerative Cities”

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles , a Japanese cultural destination in the heart of Hollywood, announces its upcoming exhibition “Designing with Disaster: Stories from Seven Regenerative Cities” on display from January 27 – April 2, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles , a Japanese cultural destination in the heart of Hollywood, announces its upcoming exhibition “Designing with Disaster: Stories from Seven Regenerative Cities” on display from January 27 – April 2, 2023.
  • The exhibition also features illuminated Regenerative City Wells (“Wells”) with an immersive physical, video, and audio experience envisioning seven hypothetical regenerative cities.
  • In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles will co-host the Global Japan Forum 2023: Designing with Disaster to be held on January 28, 2023 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles.
  • Walk-ins are invited and the gallery is open daily from
    For more information, visit the JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles website and social channels: Facebook , Instagram , Twitter , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Blood Community Unites to Thank America’s Donors this National Blood Donor Month

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Washington, DC, Jan. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- America’s Blood Centers, the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), and the American Red Cross are joining together to thank America’s more than 7 million blood donors as they mark National Blood Donor Month.

Key Points: 
  • Washington, DC, Jan. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- America’s Blood Centers, the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), and the American Red Cross are joining together to thank America’s more than 7 million blood donors as they mark National Blood Donor Month.
  • This month recognizes America’s donors and encourages more people to give blood.
  • National Blood Donor Month is an opportunity to recognize the more than 7 people million who donate blood each year and encourage more people to become donors and help save lives,” said Kate Fry, chief executive officer at America’s Blood Centers.
  • “Here is a New Year's resolution we should all make: become a regular blood donor in 2023, and start now as we mark National Blood Donor Month,” said Debra BenAvram, chief executive officer of AABB.

Genasys Inc. Secures Emergency Management and Evacuation Software Services Contract from Utah Counties

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genasys Inc. (NASDAQ: GNSS), the global leader in critical communications systems and solutions that help protect and keep people safe, today announced a Genasys Emergency Management (GEM) and Zonehaven software-as-a-service (SaaS) contract from three contiguous Utah counties.

Key Points: 
  • SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genasys Inc. (NASDAQ: GNSS), the global leader in critical communications systems and solutions that help protect and keep people safe, today announced a Genasys Emergency Management (GEM) and Zonehaven software-as-a-service (SaaS) contract from three contiguous Utah counties.
  • "Eastern Utah counties Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah join 39 counties in five Western states employing Genasys public safety software services under multi-year contracts to better protect their residents during disasters and critical events," said Richard Danforth, Chief Executive Officer, Genasys Inc. "A national monument, a large dam in a national recreation area, and extensive oil and natural gas production facilities are located in these Utah counties.
  • Emergency management officials will use GEM and Zonehaven to alert and evacuate people endangered by wildfires, flooding, oil and natural gas incidents, and other life safety hazards."
  • Genasys life safety solutions help ensure at-risk individuals and populations receive critical communications before, during, and after crisis situations.

COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES RECOGNIZED BY GOVERNOR FOR ITS WORK HELPING HURRICANE IAN VICTIMS

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, Dec. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Inc., (CLS) promotes equal access to justice by providing civil legal aid to help low-income people protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, FLORIDA, Dec. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Inc., (CLS) promotes equal access to justice by providing civil legal aid to help low-income people protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.
  • Ron DeSantis recently recognized CLS and sixteen other non-profit organizations in Florida for their work in helping those impacted by Hurricane Ian.
  • After Hurricane Ian, CLS staffed 7 Disaster Recovery Centers and participated in over 115 DRC events between October 10th and November 8th.
  • Director of Publlic Interest and Litigation, Jeffrey Hussey says, “Since Hurricane Ian our staff has dedicated hundreds of hours to assisting storm victims at Disaster Recovery Centers and other locations.

Statement from SBA Administrator Guzman on President Biden’s Signing of the Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Washington D.C., Dec. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, issued the following statement on President Biden’s signing of the Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act.

Key Points: 
  • Washington D.C., Dec. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, issued the following statement on President Biden’s signing of the Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act.
  • “Amid intensifying climate impacts across the country, the U.S. Small Business Administration is resolved to serve people whose lives and livelihoods are affected by disaster.
  • “Today’s signing by President Biden of S.1617, the Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act, creates a path forward to empower the SBA on its mission to quickly and efficiently help to rural communities.
  • As we know too well, disasters can disproportionately impact rural communities because it is often harder for those areas to access direct federal assistance available to individuals and businesses.

How Legacy Suite Can Protect Users From Another FTX-Like Disaster

Retrieved on: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Legacy Suite , an industry leader in digital asset preservation, shares how its solutions can protect users from similar disasters and are purpose-built to protect digital assets like cryptocurrency, NFTs, legal and health directives, and much more.

Key Points: 
  • Legacy Suite , an industry leader in digital asset preservation, shares how its solutions can protect users from similar disasters and are purpose-built to protect digital assets like cryptocurrency, NFTs, legal and health directives, and much more.
  • This method, however, is also risky, as users cannot reset passwords or call customer support to recover lost secret phrases.
  • Legacy Suite supports hardware and cold wallets and now offers a one-click backup "panic" feature called Legacy Lifeline.
  • To learn how to protect hard-earned cryptocurrencies and other digital assets with Legacy Suite, please visit https://www.legacysuite.com .