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DARPA Selects Parsons to Prototype Ground Operations for Blackjack Mission

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:00pm

We are excited to bring Parsons space expertise to DARPA and the Blackjack program through this advanced ground operations prototype, said Ed Baron, senior vice president of Parsons space mission solutions.

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  • We are excited to bring Parsons space expertise to DARPA and the Blackjack program through this advanced ground operations prototype, said Ed Baron, senior vice president of Parsons space mission solutions.
  • Through this expansion of our offering and the ground center operations as a service model, our teams will enable the Blackjack program to autonomously fly their satellites from a wide scope of global ground sites, utilizing Parsons expertise in satellite operations and mission planning.
  • Parsons will develop and demonstrate the ground operations center plan, perform mission planning, execute flight operations, and design and configure the operations facility to support satellite demo mission operations, including orbit monitoring, maneuvering, vehicle health and status, and other flight operations requirements.
  • The company will also deliver end-to-end network connectivity between the GOC and commercial ground station providers, enabling global coverage for the Blackjack mission.

Direct Relief Donating 60 Million KN95 Masks to Combat Covid-19 Across the Americas

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 9:47pm

The donations are coming from a purchase of 89 million masks by Direct Relief, among the largest single PPE purchases by a charitable nonprofit.

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  • The donations are coming from a purchase of 89 million masks by Direct Relief, among the largest single PPE purchases by a charitable nonprofit.
  • Direct Relief has built strong working relationships across Latin America with national health ministries, multilateral organizations and local health organizations.
  • In total, Direct Relief has helped ship more than 12 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to the Americas.
  • Direct Relief is also reserving 10 million masks for US safety-net health facilities, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and Free and Charitable Clinics .

Insights on the Potential Commercial Impact of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:40pm

The "Potential Commercial Impact of Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022" GlobalData report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Potential Commercial Impact of Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022" GlobalData report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This report analyses the potential commercial impact of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
  • The first section analyzes what the expected impact of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics was pre-COVID-19, with a focus on the socioeconomic impact of previous Olympic Games, the commercial rights investments into Beijing 2022, ticketing and Beijing 2022 construction projects.
  • The second section of the report analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on Beijing 2022, looking at COVID-19 policies for Beijing 2022, the current cases and vaccine landscape in China, visitation scenarios for Beijing 2022, the impact of COVID-19 and the current geopolitical environment on Beijing 2022 sponsors and broadcasters, tourism related advertisements and the tourism legacy of Beijing 2022.

More Than a Master-Planned Community, Developers of 1,800-Acre Shoop Ranch to Create a City Hub for New Fairview Residents

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:36pm

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220119005944/en/
    Rockhill Capital & Investments announces Shoop Ranch, an 1,807-acre development in New Fairview, Texas, with plans for 5,000+ residences, commercial, retail, city center and more.
  • It has been a pleasure working with Rockhill for the last year to create something everyone can be proud of and enjoy.
  • We look forward to welcoming new residents and businesses to New Fairview and encouraging them to get involved and know their neighbors.
  • Shoop Ranch is within both Wise County and Denton County and in both Northwest ISD and Decatur ISD school districts.

Habi Acquires Mexico’s Marketplace Propiedades.com and Broker, iBuyer Tu Canton, Consolidating its Position as Spanish-LatAm’s Leading Real Estate Technology Company

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:30pm

Habi , the data-driven residential platform, today announced the acquisition of OKOL, the parent company of Mexican marketplace Propiedades.com and the broker and iBuyer Tu Canton .

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  • Habi , the data-driven residential platform, today announced the acquisition of OKOL, the parent company of Mexican marketplace Propiedades.com and the broker and iBuyer Tu Canton .
  • The strategic investment secures Habis position as the leading real estate technology company in Spanish-speaking Latin America, and accelerates its move into Mexico.
  • Propiedades.com brings technological infrastructure and data centralization to residential real estate in Mexico to make buying, selling and comparing homes easier.
  • Founded in 2019, Habi is a data-driven real estate company that is streamlining the traditionally opaque homebuying/selling and financing process in Latin America.

Beep Selects New Chief Safety Officer and Senior Director of Transit Operations

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:46pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Beep a global leader in multi-passenger, electric, autonomous mobility solutions today announced the appointment of Stephen Berry as chief safety officer and David Rodriguez as senior director of transit operations.

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  • ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Beep a global leader in multi-passenger, electric, autonomous mobility solutions today announced the appointment of Stephen Berry as chief safety officer and David Rodriguez as senior director of transit operations.
  • Berry will leverage his extensive experience in public safety management including his previous position as general manager for St. Louis Metro Public Safety.
  • "Safety is the cornerstone of autonomous vehicle operations.
  • Prior to joining Beep, Mr. Rodriguez was the transit director at Council on Aging of St. Lucie the public transit authority for St. Lucie County in Florida.

Nation's Mayors Announce New Climate Initiative with Wells Fargo

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:23pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced a new climate initiative and partnership with Wells Fargo to educate mayors and business leaders on the best practices to address and reduce the impacts of climate change in their communities.

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced a new climate initiative and partnership with Wells Fargo to educate mayors and business leaders on the best practices to address and reduce the impacts of climate change in their communities.
  • Wells Fargo is proud to partner with the U.S. Conference of Mayors in advancing community resiliency and an equitable, inclusive transition to a low-carbon future."
  • The events will feature two virtual discussions on de-carbonization and climate resilience and two in person forums in regions with key climate challenges.
  • Each will convene mayors, city staff, subject matter experts, nonprofits leaders, and Wells Fargo representatives.

Novogradac Welcomes Fellow as Part of 2022 Open Access Program

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --National public accounting and consulting firm Novogradac welcomes a paid intern who is part of the Open Access Fellowship 2022 program, which works to increase the representation of Black and Latinx professionals working to improve health, education and wealth outcomes in low-income communities across America.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --National public accounting and consulting firm Novogradac welcomes a paid intern who is part of the Open Access Fellowship 2022 program, which works to increase the representation of Black and Latinx professionals working to improve health, education and wealth outcomes in low-income communities across America.
  • "Novogradac is pleased to continue advancing community development education and looks forward to another successful experience with our Open Access fellow," said Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, managing partner of Novogradac.
  • All Open Access Fellowsincluding those working outside of Novogradacwill receive 10 hours of virtual education in community development through Novogradac and the opportunity to attend a 2022 Novogradac conference in person or virtually.
  • Tax, audit and consulting specialty practice areas for Novogradac include affordable housing, opportunity zones, community development, historic rehabilitation and renewable energy.

Artificial Intelligence L.A. and Wiase Research Institute Award 10 AI Scholarships

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:15pm

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --This is the first time the AI LA Community was able to offer scholarships for the 'Become an AI Product Manager' nanodegree on the Udacity online education platform through a partnership with Wiase Research Institute.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --This is the first time the AI LA Community was able to offer scholarships for the 'Become an AI Product Manager' nanodegree on the Udacity online education platform through a partnership with Wiase Research Institute.
  • "Our partnership with the IDEAS program is a crucial element to how we see ourselves applying value to local governance of AI.
  • AI LA and Wiase aim to graduate 100 fellows by March 2023 at the first annual gala to celebrate the alumni's accomplishments.
  • Wiase Research Institute is a BIPOC led AI research firm delivering solutions for AI Localism, AI Governance, and AI Adoption through ethical approaches to help implement AI projects that can be used by a wide array of stakeholders to address social or environmental issues in cities and communities around the world.

Newark Winter Village Ice-Skating Expands with New Special-Event Programming

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 5:45pm

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Newark Social announced a new lineup of special events in celebration of their Newark Winter Village event that runs through January 30.

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  • NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Newark Social announced a new lineup of special events in celebration of their Newark Winter Village event that runs through January 30.
  • The Winter Village, which kicked off on December 1, features an ice-skating rink and a variety of games and activities.
  • In December, over 7,000 visitors explored Newark's Winter Village and we have received extremely positive feedback from the community," said Linda Baraka, the event producer for Newark Winter Village.
  • The Newark Winter Village is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 38 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon8 p.m.